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Why I spent two nights in EFCC detention — Anyim

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has explained what transpired in his two-day encounter with the Economic...

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We didn’t advocate $200m loan for malaria nets — NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rubbished reports that it demanded a $200 million loan for the importation and local production...

Crime

Teenage ‘bandit’ who ‘murdered two persons’ arrested in Katsina

THE Katsina State Police Command has arrested a teenager over his alleged involvement in banditry. The boy aged 14 was paraded at the command headquarters...

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Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

  A former President of South Korea, Roh Tae-woo has died at 88. Tae-woo,, a major player in a 1979 coup who later became president in...

Inmates welcome Shatta Wale with praises and excitement as he starts sentence

  Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale, has received an honorary welcome at the Ankaful Prison facility where he is to serve his sentence. The singer was sent...

Corruption: World Bank blacklists 18 Nigerian firms, individuals

  The World Bank has blacklisted 18 Nigerian companies and individuals involved in corrupt practices and fraud. According to a World Bank report, they were blacklisted...

Share price of Trump’s new social media platform surges by 100%

INVESTORS trading yesterday saw a 100 per cent increase in the share price of the recently launched social network, Truth Social, owned by former...

President Biden appoints Nigerian-born Enoh Ebong as US Director of Trade

  Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong has been appointed by US President, Joe Biden, as the Director, United States Trade and Development Agency. This was made public...

UN needs to play central role in normalization of situation in Afghanistan

  Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, has on Wednesday said the United Nations needs to play a central role in the normalization of the situation...

Africa

Revive power,transportation,others to save Nigeria’s manufacturing industry – Adesina

  If Nigeria’s manufacturing industry must thrive, power, transportation and other sectors must be given priority attention. This was the call made by the President of...

EU calls for ‘fast release ‘of detained Sudanese leaders

  The European Union has called for the release of Sudan's civilian leaders and insisted "violence and bloodshed must be avoided". It can be recalled that...

Guinea-Bissau army foils plot to overthrow government

Guinea-Bissau's military chief announced Thursday that he had identified military personnel preparing a coup d'état to overthrow the constitutional order in the small West...

AfDB to design, implement bonds to tackle insecurity

  As a move towards tackling the growing insecurity in the continent, the African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is ready to assist Nigeria and...

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

Chinese banks to operate in Nigeria soon — Envoy 

The Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Cui Jianchun, has disclosed Nigerians should expect the operations of Chinese banks in the country. Jianchun made the disclosure...

Shares transactions from top dealing firms hit N683b in 9 months

  Ten top dealing firms in the Nigerian capital market ended the first nine months of the year 2021 (January-September) with an exchange of 52.578...

eNaira: Illicit cash flows will be curtailed — Buhari

  The launch of the eNaira, Nigeria’s digital currency, has been tipped as a good move towards reducing illegal financial transactions with a view to...

10 things to know about the eNaira

  The Digital Currency introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), e-Naira, is set to be officially unveiled today, October 25 by President Muhammadu...

Abia, two others rank most expensive states in petrol price in September

  Three states including Abia, Ekiti and Lagos have been reported by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as the most expensive states to buy...

Finance

2022 Budget: FG to equip SWAT with N1.27bn

The Federal Government would spend N1.27 billion to equip the new force, Special Weapon Tactical Team (SWAT). This is contained in the highlight of the...

Reps reject N134b allocation to NASS in 2022 budget

The House of Representatives has rejected the N134 billion allocated to the National Assembly in the 2022 Budget. The House Spokesman, Benjamin Kalu, who addressed...

2022 BUDGET: Presidency to spend N479.85m on fuel, internet, others

The presidency is seeking approval from the National Assembly to spend N479.85 million for various utility charges. The charges are to ensure uninterrupted internet, telephone,...

2022 Budget: N644.3m earmarked for Aso Villa food, refreshment

President Muhammadu Buhari has allocated the sum of N644.3 million to food and refreshment in the State House for next year. He also earmarked N76.6...

Governors sue FG over stamp duties, demand N176b remittance

  The governors of the 36 states have dragged the Federal Government to the Supreme Court over alleged non-remittance of funds generated as stamp duties...

Business

Nigeria’s fuel demand to reach 17.3million MT by 2025, NNPC says

The demand for petroleum products in the country is expected to grow from 15.1 million metric tonnes in 2020 to 17.3 million MT by...

FBN confirms Otedola shareholder with largest ‘substantial’ stake

Businessman and Chairman of Calvados Global Services Limited, Femi Otedola, has been announced by FBN Holdings Plc to have acquired substantial shareholding in the...

Otedola acquires 5.03% stakes in First Bank, declares ownership 

By Francis Ogwo Nigerian billionaire investor, Femi Otedola, has declared 5.03% ownership for First Bank of Nigeria Holdings (PBNH), the country's oldest bank. This was contained...

FBN Holdings debunks Otedola’s reported share acquisition

FBN Holdings Plc has debunked media reports that billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has acquired a significant shareholding in the company to become the largest...

70% of Nigeria’s seaports in poor state, PCC says

The Port Consultative Council of Nigerian (PCCN) has lamented that 70 percent of Nigeria’s seaports are in a comatose state following the lack of...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Disregard information on recruitments, NNPC warns

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is not recruiting and urged the general public to disregard information circulating on social media...

Petroleum : Nigeria’s imports higher than exports by $43.56bn – OPEC

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has revealed that the amount spent on the importation of petroleum products into Nigeria in 2020 is...

Debtors list : FG now owed N2.66trn by 77 oil and gas companies

  About 77 oil and gas companies now owe the Federal Government over N2.66tn,the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)disclosed on Tuesday. The Executive Secretary,NEITI,Orji Ogbonnaya-Orji,while...

Crude oil prices soar to $80/b, highest in three years

  On Friday, the price of crude oil rose for a fourth day amid tighter supplies and a strong demand for assets like crude oil,...

Nigerian gas revenue from sales to Ghana, Togo, Benin hit $6.47m

  The revenue accruing to Nigeria from the sale of gas to three neighboring countries for electricity generation increased by 11.36 per cent to $6.47m...

Editorial

Cholera: Need for urgent attention

  Between January and July alone, Nigeria recorded nearly 23,000 cholera cases and 526 casualties. This represents a frightening mortality rate of almost 2.2%. What...

COVID-19 Watch

17 patients die of Covid in 13 states, FCT – NCDC

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 17 patients died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s fatality figure to...

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

China pushes back on COVID-19 origin tracing

  China urges relevant parties to stop political manipulation on the COVID-19 origin tracing issue, stop using the issue to shift blame, and stop sabotaging...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

In a divided Nigeria: A case for referendum

NEW YORK - After 107 years of being conjoined in a cluster of homogenous tribes, the ethnic groups that constitute Nigeria have not been...

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

Joe Igbokwe: When it’s a crime to love Buhari, Nigeria and...

By Femi Adesina There are millions of us round the country who follow Muhammadu Buhari passionately. Some got enlisted in 1984 when the man was...

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...

BBNaija stars react to Cross’ leaked nude picture

  BBNaija Shine Ya Eye stars have reacted to the recent scandalous picture and video posted by Cross. The housemate, Cross, has been under attack since...

We’re not overwhelmed by insecurity – Police

Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said in Abuja today that the police were not overwhelmed by insecurity and related issues. Contributing to discussions...

Ex-Agric minister, Sayyadi Ruma, dies in London

A former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abba Sayyadi Ruma, is dead. Ruma, 59, died in a London hospital today after a brief illness. Confirming...

We didn’t advocate $200m loan for malaria nets — NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rubbished reports that it demanded a $200 million loan for the importation and local production...

Gumi worse than Shekau, Al-Barnawi – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, is worse than terror leaders, Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musab al-Barnawi. Fani-Kayode stated...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Obasanjo, the man who cheated death twice

On this day, twenty five years ago, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo's death sentence was commuted to 15 years in prison, while his former deputy, Shehu...

Big Story

350,000 killed by insurgents in North-East — UN

Northeast Nigeria's conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350,000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said...

Lagos Update

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu not in charge of Police, says Commissioner

Following the alleged arrests of EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate today, the Lagos State Government says Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is not in charge of...

Abducted Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith regains freedom

Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), who was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos, has...

Lagos state water transport usage rises to 3.2% in 2021

  Transport on Lagos waterways has reported a 3.2% increase on its water index patronage,the state government has reported. The state's Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and...

Nigeria@61: Better days ahead — Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu, today, said more than ever before, it is time for all Nigerians to close ranks, and view the differences not as...

Military never fired live ammunitions at EndSARS protesters ― Expert

A UNITED Kingdom-based forensic expert, Dieye Willie-Harry, has denied claims that Nigerian soldiers fired live high-velocity projectiles last October 20 at EndSARS protesters. Willie-Harry told...

FCT News

Electric vehicles will be used for public transportation in Abuja — Minister

  The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Muhammad Bello, says electric vehicles will be used as the main means of public transportation in the nation's capital. Bello...

FCTA issues demolition notice to Mpape residents

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to go ahead with its planned demolition of illegal structures in Mpape community within the next...

Presidency administers oath of secrecy on Aso Rock staff

  The Presidency has administered an oath of secrecy on all staff at the State House in Abuja, with a warning that disclosure of confidential...

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...

Politics

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Trends/ Social Media

BBNaija stars react to Cross’ leaked nude picture

  BBNaija Shine Ya Eye stars have reacted to the recent scandalous picture and video posted by Cross. The housemate, Cross, has been under attack since...

‘You are a real queen’, Actress Grace Ifemedike praises Tega, shades Tiwa Savage

  Nollywood actress, Grace Ifemedike, has thrown a crude shade at ace singe, Tiwa Savage, over her sex tape, while praising BBNaija's Tega for her...

BBNaija Yousef loses elder brother

  Former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Yousef, has lost his eldest brother to the cold hands of death. He took to his Instagram...

Release Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho, Yul Edochie tells FG

  Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has pleaded with the Nigerian government to release Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho. Edochie took to his Instagram page on Tuesday...

Tiwa Savage drops cryptic message over sex tape scandal

  Afrobeat singer, Tiwa Savage, has dropped a cryptic message over her sex tape scandal. The 'Somebody's son' singer took to her social media on Monday...

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Judiciary

Judge orders ‘Yahoo Boy’ to sweep court premises for 6 months

A High Court in Ibadan on Friday ordered an internet fraudster, Adewale Tosin, to sweep the court premises for six months. Justice Bayo Taiwo, sentenced...

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

Foreign doctors in Nigeria get salaries five times higher than local ones – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has decried the salary disparity between foreign medical doctors and their Nigerian counterparts in some states...

UK employs 353 Nigerian doctors in 100 days

About 353 Nigerian doctors have been registered to work in the United Kingdom in the last 100 days. This was revealed on the website of...

Resident doctors vow to continue strike

After 51 days of embarking on strike, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has insisted that it will not call it off until...

Ngige begs resident doctors to end strike

The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has pleaded with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to call off their strike. Ngige, who before now...

Ngige laments rising unemployment, blames ignorance for secession agitation

  The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, has said the rising rate of unemployment portends danger for the country. According to the minister, ignorance...

Sports

Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea reach quarter-final as Iheanacho eyes 10th goal

Arsenal and Chelsea are through to the quarter-final of this year’s Carabao Cup. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the Blues, but Che Adams equalized...

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