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Troops rescue nine Kebbi FGC abductees

A teacher and eight students out of those abducted by bandits on Thursday from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, have been...

Metro

Five confirmed dead in Ikeja tanker explosion

Five bodies have so far been recovered from the scene of Thursday night’s tanker explosion on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos State, Commissioner...

Crime

Ex-Bank PHB MD, Francis Atuche, sentenced to six years in prison

  Former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche, and the bank’s former Chief Financial Officer, Ugo Anyanwu, have been convicted by...

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TV personality, La La Anthony, files for divorce years after estrangement

  American television personality, Anani Nicole, professionally known as La La Anthony, has filed for divorce after years of separation from husband, Carmelo Anthony. La La...

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck confirm relationship rumour in new photos

  Hollywood stars, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, seem to have reignited their lost flame as the duo were captured in a sizzling photo. The photo...

New Israeli premier Bennett presents new cabinet

Israel’s new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has presented his new 27 cabinet members. He presented the ministers on Monday as they met in Jerusalem with...

Netanyahu removed as Israeli PM

After 12 years in office, Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was deposed on Sunday. This comes as the country's parliament gave its support to a...

Biden, Johnson sign revise Atlantic Charter for new era

President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Thursday, signed a new Atlantic Charter on Thursday, modeled after the 1941 agreement during...

COVID-19: India records world’s highest daily death toll

India has recorded the world’s highest daily death toll from COVID-19 at home or in private hospitals on Wednesday. The health department of Bihar, one...

Africa

Zambia’s founding President, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at 97

Zambia's former president, Kenneth Kaunda, has died. "We have learned with deep sorrow, of the death of Zambia's first President and our founding father, Dr...

AfDB unveils $600 million Kangaroo Social Bond

  A $600 million (US$463.9 million) 5.5 year Kangaroo bond has been launched by the African Development Bank (AfDB), marking its return to the Australian...

Buhari bows out as chairman of Niger Basin Authority

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday completed his five-year tenure as chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin...

Ugandan Minister escapes assassination attempt, daughter, driver killed

  Unknown assailants on Tuesday sprayed bullets at a car carrying Uganda's works and transport minister, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, in an attempted assassination, wounding...

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

Naira dips at official window as external reserves slump to record lowest

  The exchange rate between naira and the US dollar on Wednesday closed at N412/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window. Naira dipped further against the...

External reserve falls by 0.35% to close at $33.8 billion

External reserve falls by 0.35% to close at $33.8 billion Nigeria’s external reserve dipped further on Tuesday by $120.2 million to close at $33.8 billion...

Import bill on rice dropped from $1bn to $18.5m — FG

The import bill of rice has been dropped from $1 billion to $18.5 million annually by the current administration. This was disclosed by President Muhammadu...

Bitcoin bounces back, trades above $40,000

  The world most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has bounced back on a bullish note on the $40,000 trading range. Although many believe the recent rally is...

Digital currency to be launched end of 2021, CBN official hints

  The digital currency of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) might be launched by the end of 2021. This was according to an Information Technology...

Finance

Bitcoin drops by 0.7% to close at $38,000

  Bitcoin on Friday morning dropped by 0.70% to close at $36,836.44 after rising above $38,000 on Thursday following the Basel Committee’s proposal, which gave...

FG assents to N1.1bn for aviation security uniforms

  The sum of N1.1bn has been approved by the Federal Executive Council for the procurement of aviation security uniforms and accessories. The uniforms and accessories...

FG to disburse N200 billion social housing facility at 5% per annum

  Plans have been announced by the Presidency to disburse the N200 billion facility set aside for the Federal Government Social Housing Scheme. This was an...

I have no information on recovered Ibori loot — Finance Minister

  Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says she is yet to receive formal communication regarding the £4.2 million recovered from a...

Buhari seeks approval for fresh N2.3trn external loan

  President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve another N2.3trillion ($6.18bn) external loan. This is contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President,...

Business

Cryptocurrencies: Market capitalisation closes at $1.59 trillion with 3.34% drop

  It was a bearish move in the cryptocurrencies market on Wednesday as the total market capitalisation dipped by 3.34% to close at $1.59 trillion. Investors...

Nigerian ports received PMS worth N1.2trn in 6 months — NBS

  Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) valued at N1.2trn was delivered at Nigerian ports in the space of six months. This is also as the country’s seaports...

FG approves Brass Petroleum Products Terminal agreement to tackle illegal refining

The Federal Government has signed a shareholders agreement for the construction of Brass Petroleum Products Terminal Ltd (BPPT). This is with a view to curbing...

Bitcoin drops by 0.7% to close at $38,000

  Bitcoin on Friday morning dropped by 0.70% to close at $36,836.44 after rising above $38,000 on Thursday following the Basel Committee’s proposal, which gave...

ATM usage globally to reach $30.50bn by 2027

  The global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) market, valued at $20.58 billion in 2019, is projected to reach $30.50 billion by 2027, growing at a...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Crude oil prices plunge with Brent declining by 0.12%

  The prices of crude dropped in the global crude oil market as Brent Crude reported a marginal decline of 0.12% to close at $73.9. This...

Brent crude price nosedives by 0.53% to close at $71.51

  The price of Brent crude dropped by 0.53% on Monday evening to close at $71.51. The crude futures were largely weaker on Monday after failing...

Nigeria to save about $3bn yearly from Dangote Refinery — Emefiele

  Dangote Refinery, under construction, has been tipped by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to have a potential...

Crude oil price inches towards $72 per barrel

  Price of crude oil has pushed towards the $72 mark as Brent crude hits $71.85 per barrel. Reports in the previous week revealed a draw...

Crude oil soars to record high in two years

  For the first time in two years, the price of crude oil, Nigeria’s biggest revenue earner rose to $70.20 per barrel. According to reports, the...

Editorial

June 12 symbolism and continuity of democracy

  On May 29, Nigeria entered another decade of uninterrupted democratic rule. As significant as it may be, the day is merely an arbitrary date...

COVID-19 Watch

Covid-19: Concern as Nigeria records 122 new cases, 18 deaths

  Nigeria, on Thursday, recorded 122 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the country's total to 166,682. This is the second time in barely a week the...

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

10 million students to sit China’s college entrance exa

  A total of 10.78 million Chinese students will sit the country's annual college entrance exam starting Monday. The Ministry of Education called for local authorities...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Indian police burst illegal kidney trade led by Nigerian

Police in India, on Monday, arrested a 30-year-old Nigerian, Adudim Obinna, over alleged involvement in illegal kidney trade. Obinna was arrested after the police raided...

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

Nigeria’s unity and all the Iberiberism

  By Femi Adesina Which one is Iberiberism again o? What kind of English shall we not hear in this country? Well, the word is not regular...

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...

Buhari heads to Ghana Saturday for ECOWAS mid-year summit

  President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Saturday, depart for Accra, Ghana to take part in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads...

Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital after ‘successful’ operation

Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital less than a week after his horrifying collapse during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland. The Inter Milan...

Troops rescue nine Kebbi FGC abductees

A teacher and eight students out of those abducted by bandits on Thursday from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, have been...

Breaking: El-Rufai sacks 99 appointees

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Friday, sacked 99 political appointees. He explained that the disengaged appointees constitute 30 percent of political office holders. According to...

Supreme Court upholds 12-year jail term for former Kwara Poly governing board chair

  The Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year jail term handed down to a former Chairman of the Governing Council of the Kwara State Polytechnic,...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Secession call: Is Nigeria yielding already?

  By Aiyeku Timothy Several secessionist movements are gaining traction in Nigeria at present as it has touched more regions of the country than we had...

Big Story

14 abducted Greenfield University students regain freedom

  Fourteen abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been released. The students were released on Saturday afternoon at a location along the Kaduna-...

Lagos Update

Five confirmed dead in Ikeja tanker explosion

Five bodies have so far been recovered from the scene of Thursday night’s tanker explosion on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos State, Commissioner...

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...

FCT News

Police deny shooting Sowore

  The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied that any of its officers shot human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Monday. Sowore had alleged that...

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...

Politics

Education

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Trends/ Social Media

‘I’m awfully sorry’, Tope Alabi apologises over criticism of song ‘Oniduro’

  Gospel singer, Evangelist Tope Alabi, who has been under fire recently for bashing the song, 'Oniduro' has apologised. Recall that the veteran had gone viral...

Ronke Oshodi-Oke pays condolence visit to T.B. Joshua’s family

  Nollywood actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet...

Iyabo Ojo’s former manager, Gbeminiyi, sent me to prison – Kemi Olunloyo

  Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has revealed the person behind her arrest and jail time, contrary to who she accused when she got out. Olunloyo pointed...

Bobrisky surpises father with birthday car

  Popular crossdresser, Idris Okuneye Olanrewaju also known as Bobrisky, has gifted his father a brand new car as a birthday gift. According to a surprise...

Comedienne Princess celebrates father’s 69th posthumous birthday

  Nigerian Comedian, Damilola Adekoya also known as Princess, celebrated her father's posthumous birthday with a beautiful wish. According to the comedienne, her father was her...

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Judiciary

Court discharges, acquits Nwaoboshi of N322m laundering charge

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted a Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, charged with laundering N322 millon. Aneke...

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

Blame governors for lingered doctors’ strike — Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says state governors should be blamed for allowing the recently-suspended industrial action by the National Association of...

Cattle, food supplies to stop nationwide, northern dealers threaten

  A threat has been issued by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) to stop food supplies to the South...

ASUU kicks as Kaduna State govt sacks 16 lecturers over strike

The Kaduna State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the decision of the state government to sack of...

Unemployment, hunger, lopsidedness to blame for insecurity — NLC Chairman

The Osun State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Jacob Babatunde Adekomi, has blamed the lack of employment, lopsided employment for the...

Plateau govt sacks 532 workers over falsified records

Plateau State Government has sacked over 532 civil servants whose records are questionable. This was done under the supervision of the State Governor, Simon Lalong,...

Sports

Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital after ‘successful’ operation

Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital less than a week after his horrifying collapse during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland. The Inter Milan...

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