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Minimum wage of worker would be increased, FG vows

The Federal Government says the current administration is committed to increasing the minimum wage of workers to boost productivity. The Secretary to the Government of...

Metro

Rivers drivers protest as colleague dies over surgeon’s negligence

  Some drivers in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, have expressed their disappointment and anger at a medical facility over their negligence resulting in the death...

Crime

Two Nigerians arrested over $500,000 fraud in Canada

Two Nigerians, Gbemisola Akinrinade and Adebowale Adiatu,have been arrested by Canadain authorities  for allegedly enriching themselves with the proceeds from the sales of valid...

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Ukraine to replace Reznikov amid corruption scandal: Legislator

Plans are underway by Ukraine to replace defence minister Oleksii Reznikov with the chief of its military spy agency, a senior legislator has said,...

Grammy 2023: Full list of winners

  The 65th Grammy award was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, U.S, on Sunday night, February 5, 2023. The 2023 award night had...

Nigeria, India to tackle illegal migration

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has observed that the Federal Government’s readiness to cooperate with India to curb the menace of Nigerians illegally...

Turkey quake death toll rises to 53 – Officials

About 53 people died Monday in Turkey after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the southeast of the country, local officials have disclosed.   Officials said 23 people...

Ukraine warns against new Russian offensive

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov vows that Russian forces will respond to the delivery of longer-range Western weapons by pushing Ukrainian forces further away...

Nigerian communities drag  Shell to  London court over oil spillage

More than 11,000 Nigerians from the oil-producing Niger Delta have filed a compensation claim against Shell (SHEL.L) at the London High Court.   This is the...

Africa

Mali expels UN mission’s human rights chief

The Malian interim government says the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission’s human rights division has been asked to leave the country within...

Pope calls for peace after South Sudan trip

Pope Francis has ended a trip to South Sudan with a plea for peace and forgiveness in the war-torn African country.   The Pontiff made the...

Helicopter attack kills UN peacekeeper in DR Congo

A United Nations peacekeeper from South Africa was killed and another wounded in an attack on their helicopter in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

Africa’s economic growth to exceed global projection – AfDB

  African Development Bank Group in a report has said Africa’s economic growth will outpace the rest of the world’s economy over the next two...

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 uncovers hoarded N6m new naira notes in Ekiti Bank

A new generation bank in Ekiti on Sunday ran into trouble waters as the Central Bank of Nigeria, uncovered N6 million of new naira...

Pension fund assets now N14.99trn in Q4’22 – PFN

Reports from the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on the performance of the pension industry in Nigeria indicated that pension fund portfolio rose from N13.42...

Insurance companies generate 60% premium from brokers – NIA

Data from the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has said the subsector contributed 60 per cent of insurance business in Nigeria in 2021.   The...

Businesses may shutdown over naira crisis, NECA warns

A prediction has been made by the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association of likely shutdown of small businesses if the lingering naira crisis persists.   The Director-General,...

Agents kick against shipping fee hike

  Clearing agents have opposed plans by Grimaldi Shipping Company to charge N25,000 for Personal Identification Number release. According to the agents, the increment in PIN...

Finance

Auditor-General of Federation tasks tax practitioners on knowledge acquisition

The Auditor-General for the Federation, Chief Adolphus Aghughu, has tasked tax practitioners on acquisition of new knowledge and capacity development to remain relevant in...

FG approves insolvency regulations

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has approved the Insolvency Regulations (IR) 2022. This is...

FG earmarks N6.2b for training of youths on phone repair

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said on Wednesday the Federal Government would spend N6.2 billion on...

FG committed to bridging infrastructure deficit – DMO DG

Ms Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), on Thursday reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to bridging the nation’s infrastructure deficit to attract...

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...

Business

FG okays 11 new Gencos

  The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has disclosed that it has issued 11 new electricity generation licenses. This was disclosed in NERC’s newly released report that...

Kwara Secures World Bank Funding to Boost Primary Healthcare

  Kwara State Government at the weekend secured a World Bank funding to support infrastructure upgrade in at least one primary healthcare facility in each...

Oil earnings soar by N363bn in three months

Nigeria raked in an additional N363bn from crude oil sale in the months of October, November and December 2022 as an evidence of  progress...

Electricity workers kick against N3trn bailout to power firms

Electricity workers in Nigeria through the organised labour have opposed the over N3 trillion injected into electricity companies by Federal Government into the privatised...

NDE empowers 25 Bauchi youths in Solar Power Installation

A three- month training on Solar Energy panels Installation and Maintenance has been held by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Bauchi State. Reports...

Energy/Oil/Gas

FG raises 14-man panel to end fuel scarcity

Operators in the midstream and downstream oil sector are meeting with the Federal Government as part of measures towards developing strategic stock for Premium...

Petrol to hit N800/litre when subsidy removed – Marketers

  The cost of Premium of Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol experienced volatility over the weekend even as oil marketers have said it would cross...

FG borrows to import fuel – Minister

The Federal Government has disclosed that sometimes borrows funds to buy petrol as the country continues to incur rising fuel subsidy bills.   The government also...

NNPCL, Ghanaian, Gambian firms sign MoU on gas project

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has disclosed that it has signed a five memoranda of understanding with the national oil companies and relevant...

FG targets 1.8m barrels of crude oil production by May 2023

The Federal Government, on Monday, said it would continue to work hard to meet its Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries crude oil production quota...

Editorial

Service chiefs should resign and go home now!

Monday’s terrorists’ attack on Abuja-Kaduna rail travellers have further affirmed the incompetence of the nation’s service chiefs. Security breaches across the country have become...

COVID-19 Watch

Covid: Over 3,000 Nigerians killed in two years – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country confirmed an excess of 250,000 coronavirus cases and recorded over 3,000 deaths within the...

Columnists

Young, educated, and indebted: Inside America’s student loan crisis

ABUJA - Young adults in the United States of America will either skip formal training or chase their utopian American Dream by subscribing to...

Glocal Sports with Racheal Roberts

Sports cars and motorsports in West Africa

by Racheal Roberts Sports cars are a love for many people across the globe. The fiery horse engines, radiant gloss paintings, rugged body with sturdy...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Allegations of graft, treason, and criminality dog top Nigerian presidential hopefuls:...

By LaBode Obanor The Nigerian presidential campaign reached a new bottom this week when disturbing news surfaced that 2 of the front runners in the...

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

Of fuel, new notes scarcity and DSS’ deadline

By Wale Oloko One thing that Nigerians will not miss about President Muhammadu Buhari's administration and its officials is the proclivity for failing on self-imposed...

Editors' Picks

Claim by Charly Boy that Hollywood actors endorsed Peter Obi is FALSE!

Charles Oputa, also known as “Charly Boy” recently shared a video via his verified Twitter handle, @AreaFada1, to his 157k followers that leading Hollywood actors have endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), ahead of the 2023 elections. In the video,...

Why men shouldn’t marry before 40 – Uti Nwachukwu

  Big Brother Uti Nwachukwu has revealed reasons men should remain single till they are 40 years old. He gave these reasons in a recent interview...

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Cynthia celebrate 7th wedding anniversary

  Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and his wife, Cynthia, have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, on February 6, 2023. Ebuka took to his Instagram...

Clergyman, Paul Adefarasin, loses mother weeks after birthday

  The Senior clergyman of all House on the Rock Churches, Paul Adefarasin, has lost his 98-year-old mother, Hilda, just weeks after her birthday. The clergyman...

Why I pursued education at the expense of my music career – Korede Bello

  Afrobeat singer, Oluwakorede Bello, has disclosed reasons he dumped his music career for education. The 'Godwin' crooner who has been away from the industry for...

BBTitans: Ebubu, Tsatsii emerge as Head of House

  The Royals (Ebubu and Tsatsii) have emerged as the next Head of House for the season. The housemates were made to throw three balls at...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

How Nigeria’s World Cup absence will affect business in Qatar

Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will...

Big Story

4 things to expect from US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Evelyn Dan Epelle - Washington  The US-Africa Leaders’ Summit kicked off yesterday in Washington DC and welcomed invited leaders from African countries in the US...

Lagos Update

Nine rescued as rainfall sinks Lagos building

NINE persons have been rescued from a sinking building in the Maryland area of Lagos today, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. The Lagos...

Many trapped as seven-storey building collapses in Lagos

A SEVEN-storey building under construction on Oba Idowu Oniru Street, Lagos State, has collapsed with about six persons trapped. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency...

We’ve not passed Sharia law – Lagos Assembly

THE Lagos State House of Assembly has refuted claims suggesting that its lawmakers secretly passed a Sharia law. In a communique by Chairman, Lagos State...

Supreme Court upholds use of hijab in Lagos schools

THE Supreme Court of Nigeria has granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in Lagos State Government-owned schools. The apex court delivered the...

Sanwo-Olu returns to Lagos after campaign tour with Tinubu, asks residents to get PVCs

GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today, returned to the state after taking part in the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) special convention held to choose the...

FCT News

Three-storey building collapses in Abuja

A THREE-storey building has collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town, Abuja. According to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the incident occurred in the early...

ISWAP terrorists didn’t invade FCT – Police

THE FCT Police Command has dismissed claims that the capital metropolis has been invaded by the terrorist group ISWAP. A statement today signed by the...

FCT shuts schools over security threat

THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello, has ordered schools in the nation's capital to close over security threats. According to a circular...

FCT Police find missing teenager, Amira, debunk abduction reports

THE Federal Capital Territory Police Command has disclosed that it has found the missing 17-year-old Safiyanu Amira. This is as the security agency debunked reports...

FCT: No riot in Lugbe, viral video false – Police

THE FCT Police Command has dismissed reports alleging that a riot was ongoing and motorists and innocent citizens were being attacked at the Lugbe...

Politics

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Trends/ Social Media

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Cynthia celebrate 7th wedding anniversary

  Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and his wife, Cynthia, have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, on February 6, 2023. Ebuka took to his Instagram...

‘I won’t keep quiet’, actress Sarah Martins fires back at May Edochie over defamation...

  Actress Sarah Martins has reacted to the defamation suit charges by wife of actor, Yul Edochie, May. Recall that in December, Sarah had reposted May's...

Netizens worry over Omah Lay’s cryptic post amidst past mental health scare

  Concerned fans of singer Omah Lay have expressed their emotions over a cryptic post made by the singer amidst his mental health issues. The 'I'm...

Actor Yul Edochie under fire over Peter Obi movie

  Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has received heavy criticism over his new movie about Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi. The actor who hasn't campaigned...

I’m ready to speak my truth – Auto dealer, IVD

  Auto dealer, Ikechukwu Darry Ogbonna, also known as IVD, has revealed that he is set out to reveal his truth over the past scandals...

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Law

Judiciary

Court nullifies Osun LG polls

A FDERAL High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Friday, nullified the last October 15 local government elections conducted by the Osun...

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

Salary increment: Ngige was ‘quoted out of context’ — Ministry of Labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment says Minister Chris Ngige was quoted out of context on the claim of salary increment for federal government...

ASUU to forfeit 8 months pensionable period over recent strike – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Productivity Chris Ngige says members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may forfeit their eight months’ pension...

Why ASUU were paid half salary for October — FG

The Federal Government has explained that lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) got half salary for the month of October because...

Akwa Ibom teachers suspend strike

The Akwa Ibom chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Akwa Ibom has suspended its five-day-old strike. The union disclosed this in a...

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...

Sports

Pele will never be forgotten — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, says Brazilian soccer legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, will never be forgotten as he joins the world to...

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