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FG using kinetic power, approach to tackle banditry — Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Major Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd.), has said the Nigeria military is currently employing kinetic power and deploying a non-kinetic approach...

Metro

Quality, affordable healthcare critical to Nigeria’s devt — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbjo says quality, affordable and reliable healthcare is central to the development of the country. Osinbajo expressed this view while virtually inaugurating...

Crime

UK, Saudi-bound cocaine concealed in synthetic hair intercepted – NDLEA

  Attempts by drug traffickers to export 1.53 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside hair cream to London, and another 880 grams of cocaine concealed inside...

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Hajj: Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Nigerian flights soon — Envoy

The restriction placed on flights from Nigeria will soon be lifted by Saudi Arabia to enable Nigerian pilgrims visit the kingdom for Hajj. This was...

Biden promises to put black woman on Supreme Court for first time

President Joe Biden said Thursday he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court for the first time in history, filling the...

Home Alone actor, Macaulay Culkin, engaes girlfriend, Brenda Song

  Hollywood star, Macaulay Culkin, has engaged his girlfriend and colleague, Brenda Song, after four years of dating. The couple, who began dating in 2017, welcomed...

Nigeria’s growth forecast for 2022 retained at 2.7% – IMF

  Nigeria’s growth forecast for 2022 has been retained by the International Monetary Fund at 2.7 per cent while it increased 2023 projection by 0.1...

World Bank, AfDB okayed $2.83bn for Nigeria in 2021

  A total sum of $2.83bn was approved by the World Bank and the African Development Bank to Nigeria in 2021.However, the financing is not...

Hollywood star, Regina King, loses only son to suicide

  Hollywood actress, Regina King's only child, Ian Alexander Jr. has committed suicide at the age of 26 after his birthday. Ian, who is a product...

Africa

AU celebrates inaugural African Languages Week

  The Executive Secretary of African Academy of African Languages, Africa Union, Dr Lang Fàfa Dampha, has disclosed that the aim of the inaugural edition...

Tropical Storm Ana kills 70 persons in Southern Africa

The death toll from a storm that struck three southern African countries rose to 70 on Thursday as emergency teams battled to repair damaged...

US ships nearly 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Uganda

The United States is shipping nearly 1.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uganda, a White House official said Thursday, in the latest wave...

Forbes: Dangote retains position as richest man in Africa for 11th year

  The 2022 edition of the Forbes’ Top 10 Africa’s Billionaires List has ranked Nigerian billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, as the richest man in...

West Africa

Australia COVID-19 deaths mount as return to school threatens new Omicron peak

Australia recorded another surge of COVID-19 deaths on Monday as an outbreak of the highly contagious Omicron variant peaked, and authorities warned numbers could...

Herdsmen ultimatum: West Africa media lawyers knock NBC, harp on press freedom

The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has frowned at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over its warning to media houses on the coverage...

Kano – Maradi rail to gulp $2 billion as FG signs MoU with contractor

  By Francis Ogwo The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Kano to Maradi (Niger Republic) Standard Guage raile line project has been...

ECOWAS, AU, UNOWAS commend Ghana for peaceful election

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended Ghana for the conduct of a peaceful election on Monday, December 7. A joint statement...

Economy

CBN issues downward review on electronic transaction charges

  A downward review of charges for electronic banking transactions has been issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in its revised guidelines to...

Traders lament low sales in January as food prices drop

  The prices of major staple food items have dropped in Lagos markets compared to the prices recorded during the Christmas and New Year festivities...

Nigeria’s growth forecast for 2022 retained at 2.7% – IMF

  Nigeria’s growth forecast for 2022 has been retained by the International Monetary Fund at 2.7 per cent while it increased 2023 projection by 0.1...

FG’s local currency debts to reach N44tn in 2022 – Report

  The Federal Government’s local currency debts will rise to N44tn in 2022, according to a report by Agusto & Co. Limited. This was contained in...

Naira dips at the official Investors and Exporters (I&E) window closing N416.38/$1.

  The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar at the official Investors and Exporters (I&E) window closed at N416.38/$1. At the beginning of...

Finance

PenCom reviews PRA 2014

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has reviewed the Pension Reform Act 2014 (PRA 2014) as a prelude to advancing legislative action on the Bill. This...

Stock market loses N49bn as firms share prices falls

Grace Cofie The Nigeria Stock Exchange, at the end of trading on Wednesday, recorded a loss as the equities market dropped by N49.21bn and 24...

FG working towards out-of-court settlement with states over VAT – Finance Minister

The Federal Government is considering an out-of-court settlement with states the ongoing dispute over the Value Added Tax (VAT). This was disclosed by the Minister...

FG pledges to implement outcome of revenue allocation review

Grace Cofie The Federal Government has promised to implement the outcome of the ongoing review of the current Vertical Revenue Allocation Formula being carried out...

World Bank tasks Nigeria, others on debt transparency as external financing reach $429bn

Grace Cofie The World Bank has demanded debt transparency in countries' development process. It has estimated that external financing in Nigeria and other low income...

Business

Power tariff shortfall rises to N2.4tn in six years – FG

  The Federal Government has stated that power consumers did not pay a total of N2.4tn for the quantum of electricity they consumed between 2015...

Healthcare: CBN disburses N498 million to fund projects

  The Central Bank of Nigeria, through the communiqué of the Monetary Policy Committee, announced the disbursement of N498 million to projects under the healthcare...

Naira dips at the official Investors and Exporters (I&E) window closing N416.38/$1.

  The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar at the official Investors and Exporters (I&E) window closed at N416.38/$1. At the beginning of...

NUPRC assures stakeholders of transparency in Upstream Petroleum sector

Mr Gbenga Komolafe, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), has assured stakeholders of the Commission’s resolve to ensure transparency...

OPEC+ can’t solve oil market challenges amid scarce investments — UAE

Agency Report The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies can’t solve current oil market challenges alone because the world needs more energy...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Petrol landing cost hits N282/ltr amidst oil rise to $90

  The effect of rise in global crude oil prices has led to an increase in the landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) imported...

Oil price soars above $85 amidst impact of Omicron

  On Wednesday, Brent crude soared above $84 per barrel on tight supply and easing concerns about the potential impact of Omicron coronavirus variant on...

Crude oil gains 0.11% to close at $79.32 per barrel

  On Thursday, the crude oil market closed on a positive note as Brent Crude, a benchmark crude product used in assessing the performance of...

Petrol subsidy hits N1.16tn in 11 months

  The cost of subsidizing of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, rose to N1.16tn between January and November this year. This is according to data...

Oil exploration will increase petroleum reserve by 2030 – Science and Tech Minister Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the Federal Government is making efforts towards increasing the petroleum reserve in...

Editorial

Cholera: Need for urgent attention

  Between January and July alone, Nigeria recorded nearly 23,000 cholera cases and 526 casualties. This represents a frightening mortality rate of almost 2.2%. What...

COVID-19 Watch

Omicron: Travel ban on Nigeria, other African countries won’t be reversed...

The United Kingdom has defended its decision to impose travel ban on Nigeria and other African nations following the detection of the Omicron Covid...

Columnists

FDI: The story of FMCG Shoprite in Nigeria

  ABUJA - Rumors about Africa’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FCMG), Shoprite, exiting Nigeria caused a stir. In August 2020, Bloomberg reported Shoprite’s planned...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

‘Po Fang Le’ is Bilibili phrase of the year

Bilibili, a leading video platform popular among China's younger generation, announced on Monday the phrase of the year on its site to be "Po...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

A candidate for president who fails to disclose the origin of...

The core foundation of a democratic institution is the hypothetical social contract between the people and its rulers. According to the Greek philosopher Plato,...

Medical Lines with Dr NG Johnson-Ogbuneke

Anti-Malarial vaccines and hypocrisy of drug companies

  Given the speed and global cooperation that urgently produced vaccines of reasonable efficacy to help combat the COVID-19 virus, one cannot help but see...

Opinion

The beginning of the end of an era and the 2023...

By Wale Oloko After a two-term, eight-year tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will expire at noon, May 29, 2023. That is what the Constitution prescribes....

Editors' Picks

Intelligence sources and autopsy reveal how Chadian dictator Idriss Deby was killed, rule out battlefield death narrative

{Disturbing photos: viewers discretion advised}   The sudden death of long-term Chadian President and three-decade strongman, Idriss Deby, allegedly in the hands of rebel forces at a battlefield in one of the fronts north of the arid North African State was casually announced to the shock...

Illegal refinery operators will be treated worse than terrorists – Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has vowed that illegal refineries operators would be treated worse than terrorists. The Governor blamed them for causing great health...

FG using kinetic power, approach to tackle banditry — Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Major Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd.), has said the Nigeria military is currently employing kinetic power and deploying a non-kinetic approach...

‘God determined winner of Ekiti APC Gov primary’ – Gov Badaru

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary on Ekiti State governorship election, Governor Mohammad Badaru Abubakar, says the winner of the exercise...

Niger Delta was peaceful before you emerged, Edwin Clark tells Buhari

The leader of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Pa Edwin Clark, in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the region was peaceful before...

AU celebrates inaugural African Languages Week

  The Executive Secretary of African Academy of African Languages, Africa Union, Dr Lang Fàfa Dampha, has disclosed that the aim of the inaugural edition...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

5 takeaways from Anambra governorship election

By Francis Ogwo The results from the recently conducted Anambra governorship election had come with many not in doubt of the likely outcome. This is...

Big Story

350,000 killed by insurgents in North-East — UN

Northeast Nigeria's conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350,000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said...

Lagos Update

Five Dowen students, three house masters in custody – Police

The Lagos State Police says eight persons are in custody over the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki. Speaking to journalists...

Three Dowen College students in police custody over Sylvester Oromoni’s death

Three students of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos are currently in the custody of the police over the death of Sylvester Oromoni. Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu disclosed...

OWORONSHOKI KINGDOM: London based Idris Martins tipped as possible heir to vacant throne

  As the buzz around who succeeds the throne of the Oworonshoki Kingdom gets louder, reliable sources reveal that London based Auto Engineer Idris Martins...

Leaked #EndSARS report erroneous – Panel member

There are errors in the version of the report by the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on #EndSARS protest and cases of police...

Gas explosion kills five at Ladipo market

At least five persons died on Tuesday in a gas explosion at Ladipo in the Mushin Local Government area of Lagos State. The explosion occurred...

FCT News

500 blood units compromised due to power outage – NBSC

The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) says 500 blood units were compromised due to disconnection by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC). This is contained...

2022 Budget: National Assembly fails to meet target on passage

  A delay may likely occur on the passage of the 2022 Appropriation Bill as the National Assembly has failed to meet its target on...

FCT teachers begin strike, send pupils home over ‘outstanding entitlements’

Primary school pupils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were today sent back home after their teachers, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union...

Police rescue abducted UNIABUJA lecturers

The police have reportedly rescued the six staff of the University of Abuja abducted by gunmen on Tuesday and reunited them with their families. Details...

ASUU gives FG 48 hours to rescue UNIABUJA kidnap victims

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has given the Federal Government 48 hours to rescue the victims kidnapped from the University of Abuja...

Politics

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Environment

Trends/ Social Media

Why Jaruma was arrested – Regina Daniels

  Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, has stated reasons 'kayamata' seller, Saidu Hauwa also known as Jaruma, was arrested by her husband, Ned Nwoko. The actress took...

Comedienne Helen Paul inducted as chartered public administrator

  Comedienne Helen Paul has been inducted as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria. The news was announced...

Why I stopped explaining myself to people on gender equity – Toke Makinwa

  Media Personality, Toke Makinwa, has voiced her opinion on how she feels about gender equity. The budding actress, in an interview with GQ South Africa,...

Don’t bring my children, family into fictitious mess, Mercy Aigbe bashes Gistlover

  Actress Mercy Aigbe has blasted Gistlover over 'baseless' claims the faceless blogger is spreading about her mother. Series of chats were shared where unknown persons...

Men shouldn’t have opinion on what women do with their bodies – BBNaija’s Angel

  Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Angel Smith, has stated that the opposite gender shouldn't have a say in what women decide to do with...

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Judiciary

Court grants Fani-Kayode N5m bail in case of alleged forgery

A Special Offences Court, Ikeja has granted bail in the sum of N5 million to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, in the case...

Customary Court

Court dissolves 3-yr-old marriage over father-in-law’s interference

A Customary Court, sitting in Ile-Tuntun, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday dissolved a three-year-old union between Ibukun Amuson and estranged husband, Babatunde, over interference...

Judge advises 27-year-old woman to work towards winning her parents’ love

A Grade I Area Court Judge in Kubwa, Abuja, Muhammad Adamu, on Tuesday advised a 27-year-old woman, Ifeoma Maduaka, who bit and threatened to...

Housewife seeks divorce over husband’s gambling addiction

A trader, Fisayo Akibu, on Tuesday approached a Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, seeking dissolution of her 19-year-old marriage to husband, Abiodun, over...

My husband forced me to have 15 abortions, divorce seeking woman tells court

A nurse, Shukurat Adewumi has prayed a Customary Court sitting at Mapo in Ibadan to dissolve her 17-year-old marriage to her husband, Adewale, on...

Save me from my husband, step-children – Woman begs court

A businesswoman, Morufat Giwa, on Friday prayed a Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, to grant her request for divorce and save her from her...

Media

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Labour

Fuel price hike: Sokoto NLC to join nationwide strike

  Owing to government's planned hike in fuel price,the Sokoto State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will join the January...

Strike: You can’t gag workers — NLC tells lawmakers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told members of the National Assembly, particularly members of the House of Representatives, that it cannot gag workers...

Lagos nurses, midwives declare warning strike

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has declared a three-day warning strike in demand for better working...

NLC to embark on nationwide protest over fuel subsidy removal

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday asked its 36 branches and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to prepare for a nationwide protest should...

Return to negotiation table not strike action, NANS begs ASUU

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) return to...

Sports

Messi rested but Argentina still too good for Chile

Argentina were without Lionel Messi but goals from Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez gave the visitors all three points against Chile in a...

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