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NPC to employ one million Nigerians for 2023 census

The National Population Commission (NPC) is set to recruit no fewer than one million Nigerians for the conduct of the 2023 census. The Commissioner representing...

Metro

Ganduje merits chieftaincy title, Olubadan replies Igboho

THE Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has berated Yoruba Nation campaigner Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho for criticising the conferment of chieftaincy titles...

Crime

Ondo Police arrest notorious cultist who escaped from prison

THE Ondo State Police Command has arrested a serial killer, Ikuemelo Tosin. He was arrested at Igbokoda in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state Tosin,...

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Global

Three dead as gunman opens fire at Copenhagen shopping mall

  Four people have been reported dead with four others seriously injured after a shooting at a Copenhagen Mall on Sunday. This is even as...

Rihanna makes first appearance after childbirth

  American singer and billionaire, Rihanna Fenty, has made her first appearance after the birth of her son. The 34-year-old came out to support her man...

Rapper Nicki Minaj returns on stage, fuels pregnancy rumour

  American rapper, Onika Maraj Petty, also known as Nicki Minaj, has made her return on stage after her long hiatus. Nicki Minaj has been fueling...

Seized US beach returned to family after 100 years

  A prime beachfront resort seized from its black owners nearly 100 years ago has been returned to their descendants by officials in Los Angeles. Bruce's...

Alliance facing biggest challenge since WWII – NATO chief

  Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg disclosed that NATO was meeting in Madrid “in the midst of the most serious security crisis we have faced since the...

BET Awards: Timaya, Mr Macaroni congratulate Wizkid, Tems

  A few celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to congratulate Wizkid for his latest achievement following the BET Awards. 'Dem Mama' crooner, Inetimi...

Africa

Sudan attacks Ethiopia after alleged executions

  The Sudanese military has launched an offensive against Ethiopian forces along the contested al-Fashaga border with Ethiopia. This is coming after the alleged execution of...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Algeria’s Oran province

  An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck areas in Algeria's northwest Oran province on Sunday, state media reported. The epicenter of the quake was located...

Pilot survives fighter jet crash in Egypt

  An Egyptian fighter jet reportedly crashed during a routine training, with the pilot surviving the accident, the Egyptian army announced Sunday. The crash occurred because...

Jihadist attack in Northern Mozambique leaves three dead

  At least three people including two employees of Australian mining firm Triton Minerals have died in clashes with suspected Islamist insurgents in northern Mozambique. Triton...

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

Banks’ total assets soars by N11.15tn in one year to N64.32tn – CBN

  Assets of Nigerian lending institutions had reached N53.17tn in the corresponding period of 2021. The 2022 numbers showed a 21 per cent increase over...

Lagos generates 870,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually – Reports

  A waste recycling company, Freee Recycle Limited has said Lagos state generates 870,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually. The Managing Director of BASF West Africa,...

FAAC allocation dips by 30% amidst reduction in states’ finances

  A decline in revenue allocation to federal, state and local governments has been recorded from a peak of N970.57bn in July 2021 to N680.783bn...

N3.96tn revenue to be generated from oil, non-oil sectors – FG

  A new revenue boost scheme aiming to annually generate N3.8tn and N160bn from non-oil and oil ventures respectively has been approved by the Federal...
Gauging the forex market

Dollar exchanges with the naira at N615

  The Naira has exchanged with the dollar at N615 making it the lowest ever, following scarcity of the greenback, BusinessDay reports. With the current rate...

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

Gauging the forex market

Naira dips to N611/$1 at the black market

  The naira and the US dollar closed at N420.5/$1 at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window. Naira closed slightly weaker on Wednesday with a 0.05%...

Stock Market: Investors lose N767bn in a week

  Trading at the floor of the Nigerian Exchange Limited ended negative last week as investors lost N767bn. The market opened for four trading days last...

Electricity supply dips to 77,964MWh – TCN

  On Thursday, thelectricity supply in Nigeria recorded a marginal decline by 1.8% to 77,964.55MWh compared to 79,380.6MWh supplied during the previous day. This was according...

Nigerians to enjoy improved power supply from July 1- NERC

  Nigerians have been assured of improved generation, transmission and distribution of an average of 5,000MW of electricity daily from July 1, 2022. This was made...

Oil dips amidst fears of inflation

  Oil dipped more than $2 on Monday as COVID-19 cases in Beijing soared and dented hopes of a pick-up in Chinese demand, while worries...

Energy/Oil/Gas

FG offsets N74bn bridging claims by oil marketers

  The Federal Government on Wednesday disclosed that it paid N74bn as bridging claims to oil marketers for the transportation of petroleum products across the...

Refinery rehabilitation, fuel subsidy gulped N1.3tn in five months – NNPC

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited on Monday said the amount spent as subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, and on refinery...

Marginal oil fields sale rakes in over N2tn – FG

  About N2tn has been generated by the Federal Government from the 2020/2021 marginal oil field bid rounds, PUNCH reports reveal In the Nigerian context, marginal...

Regular supply of petrol not guaranteed – Petrol marketers

  The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has warned that it cannot guarantee the supply of petroleum products in the southeast. This was made...

Kerosene, gas prices soar by 88% in one year – NBS

  Primary cooking fuels, kerosene and Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly called cooking gas, increased by 88 per cent within one year. This is according to a...

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...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

Only has China succeeded in achieving peaceful rise

Celebrating the 101st anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China On July 1, 2022, the Communist Party of China and the Chinese...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Nigeria Primary Elections: An electoral scam designed to frustrate and exclude...

By LaBode Obanor When Nigerians go to the polls on February 25, 2023, they will not be voting for the best candidate or the bests...

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

BBNaija reunion: Major highlights from Shine Ya Eye so far

  The BBNaija Shine Ya Eye reunion has finally come to an end yesterday, June 17, 2022. It was a shocking show of outrageous behaviours,...

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...

‘I’m in pains’, Actress Tana Adelana buries father

Nollywood actress, Christiana Nkemdilim Adelana, also known as Tana Adelana, has buried her father, Igwe Patrick Okoro-Egbo. Her dad died on May 6, 2022. The...

Nigerians celebrate veteran actor, Olu Jacobs’ 80th birthday

  Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, has been well celebrated as he clocked 80 today, July 4, 2022. His wife, Joke Silva, posted his picture on her...

Ondo Police arrest notorious cultist who escaped from prison

THE Ondo State Police Command has arrested a serial killer, Ikuemelo Tosin. He was arrested at Igbokoda in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state Tosin,...

NPC to employ one million Nigerians for 2023 census

The National Population Commission (NPC) is set to recruit no fewer than one million Nigerians for the conduct of the 2023 census. The Commissioner representing...

Hoodlums burn down INEC office in Enugu

Hoodlums have burnt down the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State. The incident occurred on Sunday...

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

Ekweremadu and four other Nigerian politicians ‘disgraced’ abroad

Olujumoke Taiwo With the public now aware of the unfolding human trafficking case involving former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife in the...

Lagos Update

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...

Motorcycle riders sue Lagos govt over ban

THE Trustees of Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN) has dragged the State Government before the Federal High Court in Lagos. MTUN and others are...

No going back on Lagos Okada ban – Sanwo-Olu

GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state government will go ahead with its proposed ban on motorcycles on highways and six local governments and nine...

Lagos govt reopens Chrisland Schools

The Lagos State Government has ordered the reopening of all Chrisland Schools shut down over controversies that surrounded an immoral act engaged in by...

FCT News

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...

FCT minister closes Dei-Dei market after motorcycle riders, traders clash

FCT Minister, Mohammad Bello, has ordered the indefinite closure of Dei – Dei International Market following a clash between commercial motorcyclists (Okada) and traders. Bello...

FG to construct $272 million 5.76km Abuja light rail

  Plans are underway by the Federal Government of Nigeria to build a $272 million, 5.76km rail track in the Federal Capital Territory. This was made...

This incessant FCT teachers’ strike must stop!

For over a month, government-owned primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory have remained closed. Yet again, teachers in the nation’s capital have resorted...

Politics

Education

Environment

Trends/ Social Media

‘I’m in pains’, Actress Tana Adelana buries father

Nollywood actress, Christiana Nkemdilim Adelana, also known as Tana Adelana, has buried her father, Igwe Patrick Okoro-Egbo. Her dad died on May 6, 2022. The...

Nigerians celebrate veteran actor, Olu Jacobs’ 80th birthday

  Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, has been well celebrated as he clocked 80 today, July 4, 2022. His wife, Joke Silva, posted his picture on her...

I regret not signing Patoranking, Teni – Soso Soberekon

  Talent manager, Soso Soberekon, has revealed his regrets concerning artistes, Patoranking and Teni the Entertainer. When asked about his greatest regret in a question and...

Actor Benson Okonkwo pleads for funds to bury brother

  Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo, has pleaded with his colleagues and friends for funds to bury his brother. The actor, on Monday took to his Instagram...

Rita Domimic, RMD, others celebrate Ego Boyo’s son’s wedding

  Some Nigerian celebrities have celebrated their colleague, Ego Boyo's son's wedding which was held in Kwara state on Saturday, July 2. Celebrities like newly wed...

Entertainment

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Judiciary

Court jails Nwaoboshi for seven years over money laundering

THE Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal today convicted and sentenced Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, senator representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National...

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

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...

Strike: You can’t gag workers — NLC tells lawmakers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told members of the National Assembly, particularly members of the House of Representatives, that it cannot gag workers...

Lagos nurses, midwives declare warning strike

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has declared a three-day warning strike in demand for better working...

NLC to embark on nationwide protest over fuel subsidy removal

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday asked its 36 branches and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to prepare for a nationwide protest should...

Sports

Adesanya beats Jared Cannonier to retain UFC middleweight title

Israel Adesanya retained his middleweight title with an effortless victory over Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. The champion was barely out of second gear over...

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