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Restructuring only solution to Nigeria’s problem, says Adesina

By Temitope Adedeji The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that Nigeria can not develop unless states are given...

Metro

Nigeria can create state police within 10 days, Ekweremadu says

  By Aiyeku Timothy  The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Committee on Electoral Reforms and Constitutional Amendment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has said that Nigeria can...

Crime

‘Hushpuppi’ laundered funds for North Korean hackers, U.S says

  Fresh details have emerged about the case against Nigerian social media celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi. The U.S Department of Justice on Wednesday...

Security

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Donald Trump appeals to Facebook to reverse ban

Former US President, Donald Trump has appealed to Facebook to reverse the ban on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. The big three social media...

Tiger Woods in ghastly car crash in California

Golf icon Tiger Woods was involved in a ghastly car accident and had to be extricated from his vehicle according to reports. The 45-year-old...

IATA to launch travel pass app for COVID-19 check soon

IATA to launch travel pass app for COVID-19 check soon A digital COVID-19 travel pass will soon be launched by the International Air Transport Association...

Pentagon mulls options as one third of US military personnel reject COVID-19 vaccination

Pentagon officials are now considering other options as one-third of the US military are declining to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, despite the significant coronavirus...

US Air Force plane crash in Alabama killed American, Japanese pilots

The U.S. Air Force's T-38C Talon trainer aircraft which crashed on Friday near Montgomery, Alabama killed an American and a Japanese Pilot. The jet...

‘Jab by July’ slogan extends UK’s COVID-19 vaccination plans through summer

All adults in the UK will get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, according to the British Prime...

Africa

Raw sugar worth N319.8bn to be imported from Brazil

Plans are underway for the supply of 80 per cent or 1.44million tonnes of raw sugar valued at N319.85billion ($680.55million) to Nigeria from Brazil...

How Tanzanian President Magufuli surrendered after year-long COVID-19 denial

  Tanzania’s president is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer. Populist...

Border Smuggling: Nigeria, Benin Republic meet to discuss movement of arms and drugs

  By Francis Ogwo ‌The spate of smuggling of arms and drugs across the Nigeria-Benin Republic border has been brought to the fire as the Minister...

Benin to remit 1.09m tonnes of shipment to Nigeria

  By Francis Ogwo About 1.09 million tonnes or 36.3 percent of Niger Republic's three million tonnes of transit cargoes lost to Cotonou Port, Benin Republic...

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

Kano hoteliers seek FG help as low patronage hits state

The intervention of the Federal Government has been sought by hoteliers in Kano State over low patronage across the state, which has left the...

Lagos State to own 24% share in TBS, International Trade Fair complex concession

The concession of Tafawa Balewa Square and Lagos International Trade Fair complex will see the Lagos State Government acquiring 24% stake in both assets. This...

Four states to benefit from FGs €400,000 livestock transformation plan

A program tagged ‘National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP)’ by the Federal Government has taken off with its pilot project in Nasarawa. President Muhammadu Buhari had...

Raw sugar worth N319.8bn to be imported from Brazil

Plans are underway for the supply of 80 per cent or 1.44million tonnes of raw sugar valued at N319.85billion ($680.55million) to Nigeria from Brazil...

COVID 19: FG to spend N15bn on face masks, sanitizers, others

The Federal Government has said it will support Nigerian owned businesses with N15 billion by off-tak-ing a number of products in a bid to...

Finance

Nigerian ports berthed 3,972 vessels in 2020 — NPA

A total of 3,972 vessels have been reported to have berthed at Nigerian ports in 2020 as compared to 4,251 vessels in 2019. This was...

Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin soars to all-time high at $58,022.48

As of 9.37am on Sunday, the Bitcoin, which is the largest cryptocurrency in the world hit an all-time high at $58,022.48. According to reports, this...

Naira goes weaker against the dollar at N410 exchange rate

The exchange rate between the Naira and the US Dollar on Friday closed at N410/$1 at the NAFEX window, where forex is traded officially. Naira...

FG, States, Local Councils begin 2021 sharing N640.310 billion from Federation Account

  By Francis Ogwo The sum of N640.310 billion has been shared to the three tiers of government by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for...

Market value of Crypto reaches record high of $1.68 trillion as demand soars

  By Francis Ogwo The crypto market reached an all time high of $1.68 trillion mark before it settled at $1.58 trillion price. This record made...

Business

‘Plans underway to deploy technology in agriculture extension services delivery’ – FG

As a measure towards boosting agricultural productivity in the country, the government has disclosed that there are plans towards adoption of technology in the...

Kano hoteliers seek FG help as low patronage hits state

The intervention of the Federal Government has been sought by hoteliers in Kano State over low patronage across the state, which has left the...

Lagos State to own 24% share in TBS, International Trade Fair complex concession

The concession of Tafawa Balewa Square and Lagos International Trade Fair complex will see the Lagos State Government acquiring 24% stake in both assets. This...

IATA to launch travel pass app for COVID-19 check soon

IATA to launch travel pass app for COVID-19 check soon A digital COVID-19 travel pass will soon be launched by the International Air Transport Association...

Four states to benefit from FGs €400,000 livestock transformation plan

A program tagged ‘National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP)’ by the Federal Government has taken off with its pilot project in Nasarawa. President Muhammadu Buhari had...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Petrol price now N170 per litre amid supply shortage

  ‌By Francis Ogwo The prices of petrol are being adjusted by marketers even as there is supply shortage at Apapa Depots. Reports revealed on Tuesday that...

Niger Delta Pollution: ‘Shell can be sued in English courts’ – says UK Supreme...

  By Francis Ogwo  Communities in the polluted regions of the country have been informed of their right to take legal actions against Shell in the...

‘Get ready for fuel price increment’ – FG advices Nigerians

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government has warned that due to the rise in crude oil price above $60, Nigerians should prepare for an increase...

NNPC’s one month spending slashed by N4.81bn – Reports

  By Francis Ogwo  The monthly expenditure of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been cut by 1.16% or N4.81 billion in November 2020 and...

‘We have received the report of Technical Committee on PMS Pricing Framework’ – FG

  By Francis Ogwo The report of the Technical Committee on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Pricing Framework alongside Organised Labour has been received by the Federal...

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

COVID-19: Nigeria records under 700 cases for fifth consecutive day

  Nigeria’s daily COVID-19 infections have fallen below 700 for the fifth consecutive day, the first time since the beginning of 2021. On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded...

Columnists

Global Perspectives with Kristi Pelzel

Interdependence and Free Trade: Jerry Rawlings’s Legacy & Ghana’s Ongoing Mission

  By Kristi Pelzel The Ghanaian embassy in Washington, D.C., displayed respectfully touching reminders of Ghana's significant loss. The passing of Jerry Rawlings, a beloved and...

Washington File by Evelyn Dan Epelle

Comedian Nick Cannon tests positive for COVID-19

  By Adesoba Toluwalope American Comedian and actor, Nick Cannon, has tested positive for coronavirus. The 40-year-old comedian and long time host of "The Nick Cannon Show"...

China Chimes by YanDan Zheng

China’s economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2020, crosses 100 trillion...

  China's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 crossed 100-trillion-yuan mark, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday. The country's economy grew 2.3 percent...

UNILAG Pro-Chancellor-VC crisis: Who is the saint and who is the...

By Chris Otaigbe Finally, after weeks of fierce battle between the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos,...

Opinion

President Buhari: The unheralded achievements

  By Femi Adesina “Nigeria has challenges today. Very severe ones. Security is key in any country, if there would be progress and development. But here...

The Awakening

Donald Trump was here

Editors' Picks

Notable African deaths of 2020: From jazz legends to football heroes

As 2020 draws to a close, it is time to remember some of the iconic figures on the African continent who died this year. Here is a look back at 10 of those to whom we have said farewell from the worlds of football, science,...

EFCC Boss demands repatriation of all Nigeria’s stolen assets

All stolen assets belonging to Nigeria has to be repatriated towards enhancing the welfare of citizens. The newly cleared Chairman of the Economic and Financial...

Akeredolu, Deputy take oath of office for second term

  By Temitope Adedeji Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo State and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday took their oaths of office to pilot the...

‘Entrench the rights of persons with disabilities’ – Aviation Minister orders airline operators

Persons living with disabilities must not be discriminated against and must be given their rights and support. This order was given by Aviation Minister, Hadi...

Insecurity: States should be allowed to secure their space, Akeredolu says

The Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has advocated for every state to be allowed to secure...

We will build a new Ondo State, says Akeredolu

  By Temitope Adedeji  The newly sworn in governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has promised to build a new Ondo state. The governor made the promise...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Nation Building: What Role for the Nigerian Youth?

  By Evelyn Dan Epelle In a second youth-focused webinar on nation-building, following one which highlighted Nigerian Youths and the Issues Arising, Sologic Group put...

Big Story

COVID-19: FG debunks reports of imminent lockdown, urges compliance and...

The Federal Government has denied reports of an "imminent" total lockdown to check the second wave of coronavirus in the country. A statement credited to...

Lagos Update

Sanwo-Olu opens renovated LG secretariat destroyed during #EndSARS protest

  Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, opened the revamped secretariat of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area which was completely razed and looted by arsonists...

#OccupyLekki: Sanwo-Olu ‘very unhappy’ with brutalisation of protesters, says commissioner

  Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the brutalisation of #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters by the police last Saturday. Commissioner for Information Gbenga Omotoso made...

LASU now LAJU as Lagos renames State University after late Governor Lateef Jakande

  By Aiyeku Timothy The Lagos State Government has renamed Lagos State University (LASU) after late former governor Lateef Kayode Jakande. Jakande, who governed Lagos State between...

Police restore order at Obalende

  Police have assured that normalcy has returned in the Obalende area of Lagos following a clash between rival groups of the National Union of...

Pandemonium as heavily armed rival factions of NURTW clash in Lagos

  By Aiyeku Timothy  A clash between rival groups of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in the Obalende area of Lagos State is...

FCT News

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...

Why COVID-19 court ordered markets and Plaza shut in Abuja

  An Abuja Mobile court, on Monday, ordered the closure of the popular Wuse Market, the UTC and the Murg shopping malls for violating the...

Schools in FCT, environs resume with COVID-19 adherence

As academic activities commenced nationwide on Monday, schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs resumed with strict adherence to the Federal...

Police disown Gbajabiamila’s security aide who killed trader

  The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has distanced itself from the security aide attached to House of Reps Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who fired...

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Trends/ Social Media

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backs #EndSARS protest, calls for donations

The Chief executive of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has joined the protest demanding an end Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) and police brutality in Nigeria. In a tweet...

Ozo, Trickytee evicted from Big Brother Naija

Ozo and Trickytee have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house after being put for possible eviction earlier last week. Host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced...

Tweet announcing Chadwick Boseman’s death becomes most-liked Twitter post ever

A tweet sent Friday from Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account announcing the actor's death and heralding his perseverance and fighting spirit is now the most-liked...

Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, dies at 42

American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel...

Mompha rearrested on new fraud charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rearrested Instagram celebrity Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha on new fraud charges. Mompha was before his...

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Court dismisses motion stopping Adamu from parading self as IGP

  A Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a motion seeking an order restraining Mohammed Adamu from parading himself as the inspector-general of police...

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

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...

2021: NLC threatens strike over unpaid new minimum wage

  By Aiyeku Timothy The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on industrial action in states that have refused to implement the new minimum...

Sports

UCL: Spectacular Giroud goal gives Chelsea vital win over Atletico Madrid

Olivier Giroud's sensational overhead kick – awarded by VAR – handed Chelsea an important 1-0 away win against Atletico Madrid, putting Thomas Tuchel's men...

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