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Probe alleged N39.5bn duplicated projects, SERAP tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a non-governmental organization has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation...

Metro

Abuja community groans under incessant invasion, kidnappings

By Aishah Zubair Insecurity in the country is becoming more alarming as some bandit herdsmen stormed Tudunfulani Extension in Bwari local government area of The...

Crime

NDLEA says Italy-bound passenger excreted 59 wraps of heroin

  A 23-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas, was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday with heroin at the Nnamdi...

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Mucormycosis: Why India’s COVID-19 patients are going blind

India health officials are reporting rising cases of mucormycosis among the Covid-19 survivors, which is causing blindness or other serious issues. Chairman of Surat-based Kiran...

James Bond star, Frank McRae, dies from heart attack

  American actor and professional football player, Frank McRae, has died from a heart attack in Santa Monica, California, United States. The James Bond star was...

Duke, Duchess of Cambridge open Youtube channel

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opened their Youtube Channel, joining the Queen's channel created in 2007. Prince William and Kate recently celebrated their...

Derek Chauvin seeks retrial following conviction for killing George Floyd

An attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, convicted of murder has demanded a retrial. The lawyer said a change of venue...

We need to fix Africa – Comedian Michael Blackson

  American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, in a series of tweets, spoke on the troubles lingering in Africa and the need to make things...

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, spark dating rumours after 17 years

  American actor, Ben Affleck, seems to be trending again after being spotted with ex, Jennifer Lopez. The duo were spotted hanging out in Los Angeles....

Africa

We need to fix Africa – Comedian Michael Blackson

  American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, in a series of tweets, spoke on the troubles lingering in Africa and the need to make things...

Covid-19: Christ Embassy under investigation for hosting crowded event in Ghana

  The Christ Embassy Church is currently facing a series of investigations as they were reported to have breached COVID-19 protocol by organising a gathering...

Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh ties knot for third time

  Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, has tied the knot with his wife and investor, Chinecherem Eze. His marriage to Miss Eze makes it the third one. According...

Nigeria proud of Sierra Leone’s achievements despite 11-year war — Osinbajo

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the achievements made by Sierra Leone despite being through 11 years of civil war. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday...

West Africa

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...

Burkina Faso president Kabore wins re-election in landslide

Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore secured a landslide victory in his bid for a second term, according to election results announced Thursday,...

Economy

Nigeria’s VAT revenue reaches N496.4 billion in Q1

Nigeria Value Added Tax (VAT) has generated a sum of N496.39 billion revenue in the first quarter of 2021. This is a rise of 52.93%...

Customs Apapa rakes in N65.4 billion in April

  A revenue of N65,463,398,355.85 has been announced by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command for the month of April implying an increase...

Travel expenses cost Nigeria N31.22 billion in 2020

  There was a reduction in business travel expenses in 2020 as data obtained from the audited financial statements of the top 30 companies listed...

Cross River Government floats idea of potato farming

  As part of efforts towards boosting agriculture, Cross River State Government has said it would be engaging 3000 farmers to cultivate one hectare of...

FG’s DMO announces May 2021 savings bond offer for subscription

  The Federal Government through the Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced the offer for subscription of the May 2021 Federal Government Savings Bond to...

Finance

‘Naira4Dollar Scheme’ extended Indefinitely — CBN

The recently introduced “Naira4Dollar scheme” has been extended by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) until further notice. The apex bank made this known in...

FG to review workers’ payroll, merge agencies

  The Federal Government has instructed the salaries committee to review payroll and also review the number of its agencies. This was made public by the...

N10 billion export facility to be disbursed to women and youth, NEXIM bank discloses

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) has announced a N10 billion export facility to cater for women and youth to enable them take advantage of...

Naira exchange at N409.75 to the USD amidsts fall in external reserve

  The Naira exchanged at N409.75/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window on Wednesday. This was the same rate that was recorded on Tuesday just as...

Beneficiaries of diaspora remittances to be paid N5 bonus per dollar by CBN

  Beneficiaries of diaspora remittances, who receive funds through licensed International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) will be paid N5 for every $1 received as remittances...

Business

Gold to be traded by Lagos Commodities Exchange

  Gold will soon be traded by the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange. This, according to the exchange, is with the admission of Dukia Gold‘s diversified...

Naira abusers risk six months in jail — CBN

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cautioned the public against abuse of the country’s currency, describing naira as pride of the nation. The Principal...

Subscriptions for Nigeria’s mobile phone declines by 15m

There has been a 15.4 million decline of active subscriptions for mobile services across the four GSM networks in Nigeria between December 2020 and...

Power Minister denies hike in electricity tariff

  The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has denied rumours of a major hike in electricity tariff, stating that there are no plans to...

NBA seeks enrollment of members in NHIS

  The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ekiti branch has called on the Federal Government to enlist members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Secretary...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Brent crude prices close at $67 gaining 0.09%

  Brent Crude oil prices gained marginally by 0.09% on Sunday to close at $66.82. This followed a boost recorded last week with Brent Crude trading...

No increase in petrol price in May, NNPC says

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says there will be no increase in pump price of petrol in the country in May. The NNPC said...

N53.36bn spent on pipeline repairs in 11 months – NNPC

Data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday disclosed that N53.36bn was spent on pipeline repairs and management from January to November,...

NNPC counters PPPRA, says no increase in petrol depot price this month

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has insisted that there is no increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol. This...

Petrol price now N212.61 per litre, says PPRA

  The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has released the latest guiding retail price of premium motor spirit (PMS) also called petrol, at an...

Editorial

We All Can Uphold Human Rights!

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places close to home - so close and so small that they can not...

COVID-19 Watch

14 new COVID-19 cases, 252 discharged, 0 deaths as travel bans...

On the same the Federal Government issued a new travel advisory, Nigeria, on Sunday, recorded 14 fresh cases of coronavirus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease...

Columnists

US intelligence heralds decentralization of global governance

  ABUJA - Two important documents that help shape worldview and influence policymaking across the globe have been published. The office of the United State...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

Lekki Deep Port draws down $60m of $629m loan facility

  Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited has received US $60 million, the first phase of a US $629 million loan from China Development Bank for...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

White Evangelical Christians: A duplicitous religious sect

  NEW YORK - For centuries the white evangelical Christians have been toying with the soul of the Black people. Engaging in religious demagoguery, organized...

Medical Lines with Dr NG Johnson-Ogbuneke

Alternative pathways to the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine

  LONDON - The Coronavirus pandemic has indeed reset a lot of orders in humanity. Much have been written about the COVID-19 virus and vaccines, and...

Opinion

Open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari: Re-state of insecurity in Nigeria

  By Anyim Puis Anyim  Mr President, you may recall that on October 5, 2018, I had audience with you in your office. In that meeting,...

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...

Women Super League: Chelsea wins title, Bristol City relegated

Chelsea Women have won their second successive Women's Super League title, with Manchester City Women ending as runners-up for a fourth season in a...

Nigerians lose money holding Naira, PEAC tells FG

  The Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) has lamented that the Naira is increasingly losing value in the hands of Nigerians. The council, which made this...

NDLEA busts drug trafficking cartel in FCT, intercepts skunk in Ondo, Rivers

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) busted an online drug trafficking cartel in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over the weekend. The agency also...

Probe alleged N39.5bn duplicated projects, SERAP tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a non-governmental organization has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation...

Eid-El-Fitr: ‘Be content with modest celebrations at home’, Buhari advises Muslims

  President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Muslims to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr at home in a modest manner. As Muslims in Nigeria join fellow worshippers across...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Drug Abuse: Economy and unending fight

  The fight against drug abuse may have begun several decades ago but many have argued that the growth of drug sales and consumption has...

Big Story

COVID-19: Why Vaccine Passports are Problematic

  ABUJA - Vaccine passports, a few months ago, were only the figments of a wild imagination. Today, we are tackling new COVID-19 related issues,...

Lagos Update

89 Lagos men beaten by wives in 15 months — Commissioner

  The Lagos State Government says 89 men reported that they were battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence between 2020 and the...

Lagos threatens to deport foreign violators of Covid-19 protocols

  The Lagos State Government says possible deportation awaits foreigners who violate the laid down coronavirus protocols in the state. In a statement by the Lagos...

Woman dies during 14 days fasting in Lagos church

  A woman identified as Joy Owoyele has reportedly died in the course of 14-day fasting recommended by a church in the Isheri Olofin area...

Sanwo-Olu lifts restrictions on clubs, social, event centres in Lagos

The Lagos State government has lifted the restrictions it placed on clubs, social and event centres though they are now to operate for six...

Man arrested with stolen police motorcycle months after EndSARS protest in Lagos

  Police operatives in Lagos State have arrested a man who allegedly stole a motorcycle from a police post in Mushin during last year’s #EndSARS...

FCT News

Why I assaulted security officer in Abuja – CCT chairman, Umar

  The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, has revealed the reason behind his physical assault on a security man attached...

Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Justice Umar, publicly assaults security guard in Abuja

  The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was, on Monday, caught on camera physically assaulting a security guard at Banex plaza in...

COVID-19: Abuja doctor gets jab as Nigeria begins vaccination

  A medical doctor, Dr. Cyprian Nyong, of the National Hospital, Abuja on Friday received a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. This followed...

Fake COVID-19 results: NCDC shut health facility in Abuja

  By Aiyeku Timothy  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shut a health center in Abuja for allegedly collecting funds and issuing fake coronavirus...

Tanker explodes in Abuja, kills 11, injures 10

  By Aiyeku Timothy An oil tanker explosion has left eleven people, including three Almajiris, dead in the Gawu area of Abaji Local Government Area of...

Politics

Education

Environment

Trends/ Social Media

‘My rebel with a cause’, Benedicta pens birthday message to Daddy Freeze

  Media personality, Daddy Freeze, clocked 45 on May 6, 2021 and his partner, Benedicta, took to Instagram to give him lovely birthday wishes. She declared...

Rapper Zumzy dies from asthma attack

  Fast-rising Nigerian rapper, Michael Ozumba Uchemba, also known as Zumzy Brown, has died after suffering an asthmatic attack. Zumzy Brown was a 300 level student...

Call the producer out if he demands sex – Don Jazzy

Founder of Mavin records, Don Jazzy, has urged ladies to stand on their refusal to sexual approaches from their producers. Don Jazzy made this statements...

Anyone still in support of Buhari deserves hell – Davido

  Afrobeat singer, Davido, on has lamented on the insecurity of the country, stating that anyone who still supports the Buhari-led government should be entitled...

Burna Boy’s song ‘Ye’ certified Gold in US

  Grammy winner, Burna Boy's song 'Ye' has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song 'Ye' was released on August 6,...

Entertainment

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Arts/Culture

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Religion

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Life

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Law

Judiciary

Buhari nominates Salisu Garba as Chief Judge of FCT High Court

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the appointment of Hon. Justice Salisu Garba as the acting Chief Judge of the Federal...

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

Books

Labour

Protesting dockworkers block APM Terminal, Apapa,

Angry dockworkers on Thursday morning blocked both the entry and exit gates of the APM Terminals (APMT), Apapa. The dockworkers under the aegis of the...

Some governors yet to pay N30,000 minimum wage, NLC says 

  By Aiyeku Timothy  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called out state Governors who yet to implement the new minimum wage. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba expressed...

Buhari shuns Senate, approves acting DG for NDE

  By Aiyeku Timothy  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Abubakar Fikpo as the acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment pending the...

Ekiti, Labour reach truce on salary adjustments in compliance with new minimum wage

  By Francis Ogwo Ekiti State Government and organised labour have agreed to a meeting point on the percentage increase on consequential adjustment in workers’ salary...

NLC, 3 states to lock horns over N30,000 minimum wage

  By Francis Ogwo The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and some states in the country are at loggerheads over the non-payment of the new N30,000 Minimum...

Sports

Women Super League: Chelsea wins title, Bristol City relegated

Chelsea Women have won their second successive Women's Super League title, with Manchester City Women ending as runners-up for a fourth season in a...

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