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Bandits responsible for South-East attacks not IPOB –Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, says bandits are responsible for attacks in the South-East and not the Eastern Security Network operated by the Indigenous...

Metro

Borno to have gas power plant soon – NNPC says

  A gas power plant will soon be established in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. This is according to a disclosure by the Nigerian National Petroleum...

Crime

Police releases American lady after 44 days in detention

The authorities of the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday released Kari Ann O’Rourke, the American lady held in custody since February 9, 2021. Kari...

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American ponzi scheme convict, Bennie Maddof dies in New York prison

  Bernard Madoff, mastermind of the biggest investment fraud in U.S. history, ripping off tens of thousands of clients of as much as $65 billion,...

US Annual Threat Assessment warns of ‘diverse array’ of global threats

  On April 9, 2021, Director of the United States National Intelligence, Avail Haines, coordinating with the US intelligence community, released its Annual Threat Assessment...

Don’t pay anyone for DMX’s funeral, family warns fans

  The family of American rapper, DMX, who recently passed on, has raised alarm over alleged rumours about some scammers trying to gain from the...

Royal family: Prince Williams releases statement over Prince Philip’s funeral

  The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Williams, has released a statement for the first time following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, who...

US halts use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine over blood clot fears

US health authorities have called for a halt in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood...

Prince Harry arrives Heathrow for grandfather’s burial, expected not to wear uniform

  Prince Harry has arrived in London ahead of his grandfather, Prince Philip's burial. Recall that Prince Philip, 99, died on April 9, 2021 following a...

Africa

10 killed in inter-communal violence amid protests in eastern Congo

Congolese police detained scores of protesters and fired live rounds on Thursday to disperse crowds demanding the departure of the United Nations peacekeeping mission...

Davido, Funke Akindele, others make Forbes Africa list

  FORBES AFRICA has unveiled their list for 100 Innovations, inventions and icons from Africa for year 2021, with entertainers like Davido, Funke Akindele, Wizkid...

Burna Boy nominated for 2021 BRIT Award

  Grammy winner and Afrofusion singer, Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 41st BRIT Awards for 'International Male Solo Artist' category for album 'Twice...

Gunfire in Niger’s capital days before inauguration ceremony

  Gunfire erupted in Niger's capital near the presidential palace early Wednesday, prompting fears of a coup attempt and further instability just days before the...

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

Bitcoin hits record high trading at $60bn volume

  Popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, rose to a record high on Tuesday, hitting another milestone at above $62,000. Observers say the move reaffirm to be a bullish...

Nigeria’s terms of trade depreciated by 0.26% in October, NBS says

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that there was a decrease of 0.26 per cent in all commodity terms of trade between...

Nigeria’s external reserves gain $1.79 to close at 34.977 billion

  Nigeria’s external reserve on Thursday gained $1.79 million to close at $34.977 billion which makes it the highest external reserve position recorded in over...

Naira appreciates against the dollar to close at N409.65

  The exchange rate between Naira and the US Dollar on Thursday closed at N409.65/1$ in the Importers and Exporters window. This represents a 0.33% appreciation...

Nigeria, others to record 3.4% GDP growth in 2021′ – World Bank

' A recent World Bank projection said in 2021, sub-Saharan Africa's growth will rise to between 2.3 per cent and 3.4 per cent, compared with...

Finance

N10 billion export facility to be disbursed to women and youth, NEXIM bank discloses

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) has announced a N10 billion export facility to cater for women and youth to enable them take advantage of...

Naira exchange at N409.75 to the USD amidsts fall in external reserve

  The Naira exchanged at N409.75/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window on Wednesday. This was the same rate that was recorded on Tuesday just as...

Beneficiaries of diaspora remittances to be paid N5 bonus per dollar by CBN

  Beneficiaries of diaspora remittances, who receive funds through licensed International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) will be paid N5 for every $1 received as remittances...

‘Naira 4 Dollar Scheme’ introduced by CBN for diaspora remittances

  A scheme known as 'Naira 4 Dollar Scheme' has been introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for diaspora remittances. This would offer recipients...

Senate quizzes NNPC, CBN over billions of naira misappropriations and irregularities

An investigation into the alleged payment of N443 billion without appropriation by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been launched by the Senate...

Business

FG denies revoking licences of 32 refineries

  The rumoured revoking of licences of 32 refineries issued to private companies has been denied by the Federal Government. This is coming after widespread reports...

FG commissions 5 million Jigawa solar power project

A solar power project worth 5 million has been launched by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Jigawa State. This project, according to the Federal...

Crude oil prices increase by 0.06% to close at $63.2 per barrel

  The prices of Brent crude oil had a marginal increase on Thursday as it closed at $63.2 per barrel. This implies a 0.06% gain when...

Crypto: Bitcoin declines in value by 0.18%

  On Friday, April 9, 2021, the world’s most popular digital currency, bitcoin recorded a 0.18% decline in value. The Bitcoin was down by 0.18% to...

Nigeria to spend N296bn on COVID-19 Vaccination — FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday, disclosed that it will spend N296 billion on COVID-19 vaccinations in 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Finance, Budget and...

Energy/Oil/Gas

N53.36bn spent on pipeline repairs in 11 months – NNPC

Data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday disclosed that N53.36bn was spent on pipeline repairs and management from January to November,...

NNPC counters PPPRA, says no increase in petrol depot price this month

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has insisted that there is no increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol. This...

Petrol price now N212.61 per litre, says PPRA

  The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has released the latest guiding retail price of premium motor spirit (PMS) also called petrol, at an...

Crude oil prices soar to highest in fourteen months at $71 per barrel

  The prices of crude oil, Nigeria’s biggest revenue earner, on Monday hit $71.38 per barrel making it the highest point in 14 months. According to...

Crude Oil: Prices soar to $67.23 per barrel, highest in eleven months

  The prices of crude oil has risen in a fourth straight session to hit $67.23 per barrel, which makes it the highest level in...

Editorial

We All Can Uphold Human Rights!

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places close to home - so close and so small that they can not...

COVID-19 Watch

Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths near 2,000 mark

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 16 additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease since...

Columnists

COVID-19: Why Vaccine Passports are Problematic

  ABUJA - Vaccine passports, a few months ago, were only the figments of a wild imagination. Today, we are tackling new COVID-19 related issues,...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

West neglects complexity of anti-terror fight in Xinjiang

  Chinese anti-terrorism and human rights scholars have voiced anger and called on the Western media and anti-China forces to recognize the tough and complicated...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Vaccine Politics: A perfect storm waiting to happen

  By LaBode Obanor A sedentary lifestyle is quite antithetical to human nature. That is why the world anxiously awaits a return to some form of...

Medical Lines with Dr NG Johnson-Ogbuneke

Different strokes for different folks: Nigeria’s woes, British wows!

  In the face of abject poverty and national insecurity, Britain is entertaining Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to squander more public funds for his own...

Opinion

Dealing with toxic relationships

  What is a toxic relationship? A toxic relationship is a relationship characterized by insecurity, dominance, violence on the part of a toxic partner you...

Editors' Picks

Notable African deaths of 2020: From jazz legends to football heroes

As 2020 draws to a close, it is time to remember some of the iconic figures on the African continent who died this year. Here is a look back at 10 of those to whom we have said farewell from the worlds of football, science,...

ABA International Law Section 2021 keynote heralds inequities in rule of law

WASHINGTON DC - Delivering her keynote address, for the 2021 American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section Annual Meeting, Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President...

Makinde ‘looks quiet but deadly’, Fayose says

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described Governor Seyi Makinde, of Oyo State as quiet but "deadly". This comes almost three days after it...

‘Lucifer’ behind allegation against Pantami – MURIC

The Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola, says "lucifer" is behind reports linking the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa...

No big deal about Buhari’s returning date – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says it is unnecessary to be pestering government officials with questions on when President Muhammadu Buhari will...

Chibok girls still on our minds – Presidency

The presidency has reassured parents and Nigerians that the missing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, remain constantly on the minds of...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Insecurity: Nigeria’s major threat, Bandits or IPOB?

Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. All of these revolve around militancy, insurgency...

Big Story

COVID-19: Why Vaccine Passports are Problematic

  ABUJA - Vaccine passports, a few months ago, were only the figments of a wild imagination. Today, we are tackling new COVID-19 related issues,...

Lagos Update

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...

Man arrested with stolen police motorcycle months after EndSARS protest in Lagos

  Police operatives in Lagos State have arrested a man who allegedly stole a motorcycle from a police post in Mushin during last year’s #EndSARS...

Lagos Assembly approves Sanwo-Olu’s request to buy 355 vehicles

  The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday approved Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request of N4.42 billion to purchase 355 vehicles for ministries, departments, and...

Lagos releases list of COVID-19 vaccination centres

  The Lagos State Government has released the list of 88 health facilities, including military and police hospitals, which have been selected to provide vaccination...

Sanwo-Olu opens renovated LG secretariat destroyed during #EndSARS protest

  Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, opened the revamped secretariat of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area which was completely razed and looted by arsonists...

FCT News

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...

Tanker explodes in Abuja, kills 11, injures 10

  By Aiyeku Timothy An oil tanker explosion has left eleven people, including three Almajiris, dead in the Gawu area of Abaji Local Government Area of...

Politics

Education

Environment

Trends/ Social Media

Acute cheating is not enough to end a relationship – Uti

  Actor and presenter, Uti Nwachukwu, has stated that acute cheating in a relationship shouldn't determine one's exit. In a series of tweets posted on Wednesday,...

TV presenter, Rachel Bakam, dies at 38

  Kaduna-born actress and TV presenter, Rachel Bakam, has passed on at a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at age 38. She...

I never slept with Chioma Rowland – Peruzzi

  Popular afrobeat singer and DMW star, Peruzzi, has finally spoken on rumours that he slept with Davido's fiancee, Chioma Avril Rowland. Peruzzi debunked the rumours...

Bruno Iwuoha didn’t impact me the way DMX did – Dancer Kaffy slams Samklef

  Popular Dancer and choreographer, Kaffy, has called out Music producer Samklef out for saying Nigerian celebrities show fake love to global artists instead of...

Every family has at least one paedophile – Singer Temmie Ovwasa

  Former YBNL star, Temmie Ovwasa, has rendered her opinion on the rise of peadophiles and rape in Nigeria. The controversial artist made it known through...

Entertainment

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Arts/Culture

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Law

Judiciary

Tribunal dismisses ADP’s alleged certificate forgery petition against Obaseki

The Edo state governorship election petitions tribunal on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its governorship candidate, Iboi Emmanuel...

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

Some governors yet to pay N30,000 minimum wage, NLC says 

  By Aiyeku Timothy  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called out state Governors who yet to implement the new minimum wage. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba expressed...

Buhari shuns Senate, approves acting DG for NDE

  By Aiyeku Timothy  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Abubakar Fikpo as the acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment pending the...

Ekiti, Labour reach truce on salary adjustments in compliance with new minimum wage

  By Francis Ogwo Ekiti State Government and organised labour have agreed to a meeting point on the percentage increase on consequential adjustment in workers’ salary...

NLC, 3 states to lock horns over N30,000 minimum wage

  By Francis Ogwo The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and some states in the country are at loggerheads over the non-payment of the new N30,000 Minimum...

2021: NLC threatens strike over unpaid new minimum wage

  By Aiyeku Timothy The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on industrial action in states that have refused to implement the new minimum...

Sports

UCL: Liverpool knocked out as Real Madrid set up Chelsea clash

Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter finals, after drawing 0-0 with Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp's...

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