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Again, Nigeria’s economy slips into recession under Buhari

NIGERIA, Africa's biggest economy, has slipped into recession for the second time under the Buhari administration. Official figures from the National Bureau of Stastics (NBS)...

Metro

‘N414 billion Second Niger Bridge to be ready in 2022’ –...

  By Francis Ogwo The second Niger Bridge currently under construction will be completed by 2022. This was disclosed by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde...

Crime

‘No one too big to tackle in fight against fraud’ –...

  President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration's commitment to the fight corruption in the country. Buhari made this known on Friday when he received the...

Security

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Trump raises funds from prospective inauguration guests despite Biden’s victory

  Despite being on the cusp of exit from the White House, U.S. President, Donald Trump, has launched a fundraiser towards a potential inauguration. Trump, the...

Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential race

President Donald Trump’s campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing...

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump Jr., the son of U.S. President Donald Trump, tested positive for Covid-19 this week, although he is experiencing no symptoms, according to...

US election: Georgia confirms Biden victory after recount

The US state of Georgia has completed a manual recount of all the ballots cast there in the presidential election, and the results confirm...

US closes schools again over surge in COVID-19

Public schools in New York, United States, are expected to close for in-person learning from Thursday due to a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases. The...

Trump fires security official who disputed election fraud claims

Chris Krebs, one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired. Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and...

Africa

Africa COVID-19 cases surpass 2m – WHO

  The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over two million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African...

Petroleum: Nigeria, Niger Republic sign MoU on products storage and transportation

  By Francis Ogwo A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Nigeria and Niger on the transportation and storage of petroleum products. This was made...

Two Nigerian traders attempted suicide over $1m Ghana trade levy – Abike Dabiri

  Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday said two Nigerian traders in Ghana attempted suicide over the $1million business equity required...

Rwanda’s most-wanted genocide suspect pleads not guilty to charges

  Rwanda’s most-wanted genocide suspect, Felicien Kabuga, the alleged financier of the 1994 genocide in the country has pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled...

West Africa

Rawlings: Akufo-Addo declares seven days of mourning

Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the...

‘Evacuate us back home’ – Nigerian traders in Ghana beg FG

  By Francis Ogwo Nigerian plying their trade in Ghana have begged the Federal Government to evecuate them home amidst the deepening crisis between the two...

17 killed in Ghana church collapse

  At least 17 worshippers were killed in eastern Ghana when a three-storey church building collapsed, local officials said Thursday, with more people feared trapped...

Coup: ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced a lifting of sanctions placed on Mail in the wake of the recent coup...

Economy

COVID-19 responsible for Nigeria’s recession – Buhari

  As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari says it came about because of the severity of...

Nationwide Strike: Meeting ends in deadlock as labour leaders walk out on Ministers

  By Francis Ogwo A meeting between the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and some Ministers reportedly ended abruptly as the labour leaders staged a...

Surviving Recession: LCCI tasks FG on reduction of operating costs for investors

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government has been urged by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to show greater commitment to the fixing...

Finance Bill 2020: FG gives approval amidst fear of rise in tax

  By Francis Ogwo The 2020 Finance Bill has been approved by The Federal Executive Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. Minister of Finance, Budget...

Nigeria’s earnings down by 60% — Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says the federal government’s earnings, from oil and non-oil sectors, have dropped by 60 per...

Finance

Bitcoin trades at record high $16,000

By Francis Ogwo The world’s most popular crypto, Bitcoin has just broken above 16,000. Reports revealed that BTC traded at $16,086.90 with a 24-hour trading volume...

CBN sells 1.45bn yuan in two years in currency swap deal with China

By Francis Ogwo About 1.45 billion yuan has been sold by the Central Bank of Nigeria since it commenced the currency swap deal with China...

IMF raises concern over Nigeria’s debt-GDP ratio, fears it could hit 68% 

  By Francis Ogwo The debt-GDP ratio of Nigeria which ranks as the biggest economy in the Sub-saharan region, may hit 68 per cent with the...

CBN clamps down on erring forex dealers, imposes N5m fine

  By Francis Ogwo About twenty one Bureau De Change (BDC) operators have been fined the sum of five million naira each by the Central Bank...

‘We are not seeking debt relief from IMF’ – FG

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government is not considering an option of getting debt relief from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as being considered for...

Business

FOR SALE: Geregu, Omotosho and Calabar power plants for N434 billion – FG announces

  By Francis Ogwo Some assets belonging to the Federal Government have been mapped out for sale and to concession in 2021. They include Geregu, Omotosho...

Two Nigerian traders attempted suicide over $1m Ghana trade levy – Abike Dabiri

  Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday said two Nigerian traders in Ghana attempted suicide over the $1million business equity required...

NSE: Equities remain bullish with N324bn gains

  By Francis Ogwo Equities at the Nigerian Stock Exchange continued in green with investors gaining N324 billion in capital. This was with a close at N17.383...

Crude oil: US elections pushes 2% gain on global price

  By Francis Ogwo The price of Brent Oil rose by 2.71% to $40.53 and West Texas Intermediate futures increased higher by 2.91% to trade $38.22. According...

Equity market gains N42bn as week begins

  By Francis Ogwo Activities at the Nigerian equity market on Monday maintained a positive outlook with the ASI, NSE and other performance measures showing a...

Energy/Oil/Gas

President Buhari to commission 5,000bpd refinery in Imo, break ground of another 45,000bpd

  By Francis Ogwo President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow Tuesday November 24th, commission a 5,000 Barrels Per Day (BPD) refinery in Ibigwe Field, Ohaji Egbema LGA,...

Petroleum: Nigeria, Niger Republic sign MoU on products storage and transportation

  By Francis Ogwo A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Nigeria and Niger on the transportation and storage of petroleum products. This was made...

Cooking Gas: Nigeria’s storage capacity hits 69,968 MT

  By Francis Ogwo Nigeria's storage capacity of cooking gas has reached 69,968MT as announced by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva,...

Gas Explosions: DPR clamps down on illegal operators, seal 85 gas plants in Lagos

  By Francis Ogwo For engaging in illegal operations, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) reportedly sealed 85 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in Lagos from...

‘Crude oil per barrel pegged at single-digit cost’ – FG

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources has revealed that it is targeting the cost of crude oil to sell...

Editorial

#EndSARS, Lekki and other killings

Many difficult, unpleasant but predictable developments are unfolding in our country as we speak and our role as the mirror of society is now...

COVID-19 Watch

246 new COVID-19 cases take Nigeria’s total to 66,228 with 61,884...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 tally increased to 66,228 on Saturday night after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 246 new confirmed cases in many...

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

BIDEN-HARRIS: The Tumultuous Journey To The White House

  By Dan Epelle Evelyn WASHINGTON - According to projections by The Associated Press, AP, and NBC News, democratic nominee, Joe Biden, has defeated President Trump...

China Chimes by YanDan Zheng

US election: China finally breaks silence, congratulates Joe Biden

China on Friday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on his victory against incumbent Donald Trump, more than a week after Americans cast their ballots. Trump...

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

If Nigeria dies, hatred killed her – Femi Adesina

  What a week it has been for our own dear native land! Just at the beginning of the month, as the country turned 60...

Editors' Picks

Blasphemy convictions spark Nigerian debate over sharia law

An imam in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Fuad Adeyemi, respects those who believe that a 22-year-old man accused of sharing a blasphemous message on WhatsApp should be punished. But he thinks the death sentence is too harsh. He was referring to a ruling handed to Yahaya...

Akeredolu sacks Attorney General, appoints another

  By Mayowa Olumuyiwa Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN on Monday announced the sack of his Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye...

‘N414 billion Second Niger Bridge to be ready in 2022’ – FG assures

  By Francis Ogwo The second Niger Bridge currently under construction will be completed by 2022. This was disclosed by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde...

COVID-19 responsible for Nigeria’s recession – Buhari

  As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari says it came about because of the severity of...

Police careless shooting leaves father dead, another injured in Ekiti

  Two persons were reportedly shot by last Saturday night by police in Ado Ekiti. While one of the victims allegedly died on the spot, the...

Trump raises funds from prospective inauguration guests despite Biden’s victory

  Despite being on the cusp of exit from the White House, U.S. President, Donald Trump, has launched a fundraiser towards a potential inauguration. Trump, the...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Wounded Trump on a firing spree

  For someone most known for the phrase, 'you are fired!' on his long-running larger than a live television show, 'The Apprentice', Donald Trump reeling...

Big Story

What you must know about COVID-19 and international travel

Following the resumption of international flights on Monday, the Federal Government has released further guidelines for intending travellers departing or arriving the country. For the...

Lagos Update

Lekki Shooting: CNN should be sanctioned over report – Lai Mohammed

  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for the sanctions of an international television channel, Cable News Network (%CNN) over what...

Disorder as motorcyclists and Task force clash in Lagos

  There was pandemonium on Tuesday at the Second Rainbow area of Festac town, Lagos after motorcycle riders clashed with personnel of the Lagos State...

Sanwo-Olu begs NASS to set aside funds to rebuild Lagos in 2021 budget

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to the National Assembly to set aside funds for the rebuilding of the state in the 2021...

#EndSARS: Lagos govt releases 253 suspects from custody

The Lagos State government has secured the release of 253 suspected #EndSARS protesters from police facilities and correctional centres across the state. The Office of...

Tinubu backs stoppage of pension for ex-Lagos governors, deputies

  Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, says he is in full support of the move by the incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to repeal the...

FCT News

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...

‘Fake revenue officers are all over Abuja’ – AMAC cries out

By Francis Ogwo The proliferation of fake revenue officers in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has become a source of worry as officials have cautioned...

Hoodlums loot FCT NYSC orientation camp

Hoodlums are currently looting the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja. The hoodlums began carting away mattresses, motorcycles and other households...

#EndSARS protesters visit CBN headquarters Abuja, block main entrance

  By Francis Ogwo The #EndSARS protesters took their campaigns to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters on Sunday as they made their call for...

FCT bans #EndSARS protests over Covid-19 guidelines violation

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned street protests and any form of public demonstration in the nation’s capital. In a statement on Thursday,...

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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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‘Courts lost huge revenue due to COVID-19 closures’ – CBN Governor,...

  By Francis Ogwo The closure of offices as a measure of control against the spread of COVID-19 grossly depleted the revenue generating sources of the...

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...

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Labour

ASUU not exempted from IPPIS, says FG

The Federal Government has said Nigerian lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have not been exempted from enrolling...

Fuel price hike: NLC presses ahead with Sept 28 strike, protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday vowed to proceed with its planned nationwide strike and protest over the Federal Government’s refusal to reverse...

Organised Labour suspends planned protest in Rivers

The organised labour on Tuesday suspended its planned protest in Port Harcourt, over a lingering industrial dispute, which led to sealing of the Nigeria...

FG spends N15.8bn on hazard allowances — Ngige

The Federal Government says it has so far spent N15.8 billion on hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals and medical centres across the country. Minister...

Resident doctors give FG 3-week strike notice

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have given a three-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or face...

Sports

Record eight Nigerian players selected in NBA draft

  By David Awopetu Nigeria seem to be shining the light on the African continent at the moment as historic number of young basket-ballers of Nigerian...

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