10.7 C
Bells Corners
Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

Lead Stories

Top Stories

Go after Boko Haram insurgents, others, Army chief charges troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Wednesday ordered troop commanders to go after Boko Haram insurgents and other criminal elements. Yahaya,...

Metro

Gov Oyetola signs anti-open grazing bill in Osun

  Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has signed the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law. The State House of Assembly had passed the bill on...

Crime

Armed men kill Kaduna APC local council candidate

UNKNOWN armed men on Monday killed the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship candidate in the August 14 local council election in Kaduna State, Cashman...

Security

Regional News

South West

South East

South South

Middle Belt

North East

North West

Global

White House invites Nicki Minaj to discuss vaccine safety

  Trinidad rapper, Nicki Minaj, has been invited to the White House after her tweets went viral over Covid-19 vaccination. The mother of one, who was...

How Kanye West cheated with an A-list singer, source reveals

  American rapper, Kanye Omari West, who recently unfollowed his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, has been slammed with cheating allegations. According to a source and lyrics...

N’Korea launches two ballistic missiles into East Sea, South Korea confirms

  South Korea's military has confirmed that North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off its East. This is with Japan also reporting that an object was...

Smallville star, Allison Mack, begins prison sentence for sex cult case

  American actress, Allison Mack, has begun serving her prison sentence two weeks earlier than the scheduled date. She was arrested in 2018 alongside her male...

Canadian comedian, Norm MacDonald, dies at 61

  Canadian comedian, Norm MacDonald, has died after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He died at 61. MacDonald died on Tuesday, September 14, in Los...

Full list of winners at MTV Video Music Awards

  The MTV Video Music Awards, which was hosted by American star and rapper, Doja Cat, was held at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn on Sunday...

Africa

10% Africa’s Imports top on FG’s radar — AfCFTA

  The strategic objectives of Nigeria’s participation in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to capture 10 percent of Africa’s imports including doubling...

Nigeria accounts for more than half of missing persons in Africa – Red Cross

  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says at least 24,000 persons have been declared missing in Nigeria. The ICRC’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu...

Boko Haram attacks Baroua, kill 16 Niger Republic troops

An attack by Boko Haram fighters on Baroua, a town in Niger’s jihadist-plagued southeast has left 16 soldiers and dead and nine others injured,...

Ethiopia to create rival platforms of Facebook, Twitter, others 

  Plans are underway by Ethiopia to create its own social media platform that will rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp even though it has said...

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

Inflation declines to 17.01% amid rise in food prices

  Latest inflation report for month from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed on Wednesday that food prices continued its soaring trend in...

FG unveils Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan for job creation

A project called Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP 2021-2024) has been announced by the Federal Government to tackle Nigeria’s youth unemployment. This was made...

Naira dips to N557/$1 at black market amidst increasing demand

  The exchange rate at the parallel market depreciated again to another all-time low on Tuesday to close at N557/$1 compared to N550/$1 recorded in...

Eight million Nigerians receive N10,000 monthly – Buhari

  About eight million individuals and 1.6 million poor and vulnerable households receive a monthly stipend of N10,000, President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed. This as he...

CBN warns banks against FOREX malpractices

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to always observe due diligence and desist from all forms of malpractices...

Finance

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...

FIRS may forfeit N2.4tn revenue to states over VAT crisis

By Francis Ogwo About N2.4trn may be lost by the Federal Inland Revenue Service to the 36 state governments in 2022 if it loses its...

External reserves increases by $162m in two days

By Francis Ogwo Nigeria’s external recorded an increase by $162 million in two days from $34,017,914,833 recorded in August 31 to $34,180,156,102 on September 2,...

FG okays N89.6bn for aviation, road projects

By Francis Ogwo About ₦89.6billion worth of contracts has been approved by the Federal Executive Council under the Ministries of Works and Housing; and Aviation. The...

Petrol subsidy reduces NNPC remissions to FAAC by 44%

By Francis Ogwo The sum of N621.55 billion has been deducted from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, funds by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,...

Business

Stock Market: Profit impacts on local bourse with investors losing N177bn

  The bears consolidated their hold on the activities at the stock market as investors booked profit across high capitalised stocks throughout the week. This was...

Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘No. 7’ jersey now fastest selling in Premier League history

By Francis Ogwo Cristiano Ronaldo has now broken the sales record for the fastest-selling shirt in Premier League history. This is coming before even playing...

Naira dips 530/$ as pound hits N720

By Francis Ogwo The naira dropped to N530 to the dollar on Thursday as the pound also hit N750. This is amid the lingering scarcity...

NAICOM exits manual operations for insurance companies

By Francis Ogwo The National Insurance Commission has directed that all operational activities including submission and processing of requests from insurance companies to be done...

Petrol subsidy reduces NNPC remissions to FAAC by 44%

By Francis Ogwo The sum of N621.55 billion has been deducted from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, funds by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,...

Energy/Oil/Gas

NNPC publishes 2020 Audited Financial Statements

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has published the 2020 Financial Statements on its official website.   This comes as a follow up on President Muhammadu...

$10bn lost by Niger Delta in 20 years of PIA dormancy, Ijaw Community alleges

By Francis Ogwo The delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill in the 20 years of its wait reportedly cost the Niger Delta...

NNPC, Kaduna State govt sign MoU on gas supply

  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was on Thursday signed between the Kaduna State Government and the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) towards expanding...

PIA to allow individuals acquire NNPC shares — Kyari

The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari, has revealed that there is provision in the Petroleum Industry Act for individuals to acquire stakes in...

International oil companies owe NDDC over $4b — Akpabio

THE Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, says International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria owe the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)...

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

Will Biden survive his Afghanistan disaster?

  It is not uncommon for a United States President to face prodigious foreign policy or domestic challenges in his first year of office, which...

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

Why FIRS should continue to collect VAT

  Adewole ADEBAYO, ESQ Constitutionally, federal taxation powers are not plenary but as expressly and specifically enumerated therein. In so far as Consumption tax or Value...

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...

White House invites Nicki Minaj to discuss vaccine safety

  Trinidad rapper, Nicki Minaj, has been invited to the White House after her tweets went viral over Covid-19 vaccination. The mother of one, who was...

I never said IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators are same as Boko Haram – Gbajabiamila

  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied comparing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nations agitators with Boko Haram...

Inflation declines to 17.01% amid rise in food prices

  Latest inflation report for month from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed on Wednesday that food prices continued its soaring trend in...

We ‘erroneously’ bombed civilians in Yobe – NAF

  The Nigerian Air Force has admitted that its aircraft erroneously shot civilians at Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government of Yobe State. Recall that at...

How Kanye West cheated with an A-list singer, source reveals

  American rapper, Kanye Omari West, who recently unfollowed his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, has been slammed with cheating allegations. According to a source and lyrics...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

CBN, forex sales and the sledge hammer

  The Naira as commonly known has been plagued with perpetual falling with minimal rising making it almost the lowest valued currency in Africa. This trend...

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

Sanwo-Olu signs VAT bill into law

  Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed into law the state Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill as passed by the state House of Assembly...

Afenifere backs Rivers, Lagos over VAT collection

  The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has thrown its weight behind the move by Rivers and Lagos states to collect Value Added Tax generated...

Lagos Assembly passes VAT, anti-open grazing bills

  The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, marking the start of a new era. Lagos and...

Lagos warns ferry operators as ember months creep in

  As the ember months heralding the end of the year begin, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has charged users of waterways in the...

Lagos throws weight behind model city plan

By Francis Ogwo The Lagos State Government has declared support for the Model City Plan for Lagos Island, which it says will propel the redevelopment...

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

Education

Environment

Trends/ Social Media

White House invites Nicki Minaj to discuss vaccine safety

  Trinidad rapper, Nicki Minaj, has been invited to the White House after her tweets went viral over Covid-19 vaccination. The mother of one, who was...

Toyin Abraham, husband celebrate daughter’s 16th birthday

  Nollywood couple, Toyin Abraham and Kolawole Ajeyemi, have celebrated their daughter, Temitope's 16th birthday. Temitope, who is Kola's daughter from his previous relationship, has been...

Prince Kpokpogiri, a serial blackmailer, actress Doris Ogala reveals

  Nollywood actress, Doris Ogala, has slammed Prince Kpokpogiri for his act with Tonto Dikeh, revealing some alleged secrets about him. In a video released on...

BBNaija 6: Yousef bags endorsement deal with international clothing line

  Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Yousef, has bagged an endorsement deal with a clothing line in Germany while he is still in...

Poverty is why people are religious and churchy – Reno Omokri

  Nigerian human rights activist, Reno Omokri, has stated that the majority of those who are so religious and visit the church occasionally are doing...

Entertainment

Nollywood

Arts/Culture

Tourism

Religion

Agriculture

Health

Science/Technology

Fashion

Kaftoon

Profile

Life

Obituary

Law

Judiciary

Wike heads to Supreme Court over VAT collection

  The Nyesom Wike-led Rivers State Government has filed an appeal before the Supreme Court over the ruling of the Court of Appeal stopping its...

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

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...

NLC vows to fight proposed increment in electricity tariff

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to deploy the industrial mechanisms granted in labour laws to defend workers’ rights and resist an increase...

NMA issues strike notice to FG

The crisis rocking the health sector seems to be taking a new turn as the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has given the federal government...

Arrears of varsity workers to be cleared by October, Ngige assures

  The Federal Government has pledged to pay the arrears of the consequential adjustment on minimum wage owed the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities...

Why I stopped negotiating with NARD — Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has explained that he has stopped negotiating with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) over...

Sports

Why only two Nigerians have 100 caps for Super Eagles —...

A former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has blamed the lack of consistency and commitment among players and management of the national team for...

[/tdc_zone]

Translate »