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Boko Haram severely weakened, no longer have stronghold in North-East –...

The Defence Headquarters has said that the Boko Haram terrorists have been severely weakened and no longer have a stronghold in Borno State and...

Metro

Buhari appoints Buba Marwa NDLEA DG

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of former Military Administrators of Lagos and Borno States, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd), as the...

Crime

COVID-19: 43 clubbers, strippers arrested in Lagos

Police in Lagos have arrested 43 clubbers, including strippers, at Eclipse nightclub, Victoria Island, for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols. The Command’s spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed...

Security

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Biden to lift travel ban on Nigeria, Muslim countries

  By Aiyeku Timothy  US. President-elect, Joe Biden has hinted that his administration will lift a variety of executive orders ratified by his predecessor, Donald Trump,...

Trump rushes last minute deportations of African refugees tortured by US to evade relief...

  By Aiyeku Timothy The Donald Trump administration has embarked on a last minute deportation of African asylum seekers in its last few days before the...

Facebook, Instagram unblock Trump’s accounts

  The accounts of incumbent US President Donald Trump have been unblocked on Facebook and Instagram following a 14-day freeze issued after the riots at...

Trump’s plans to declare martial law to abort Biden inauguration accidentally exposed by confidant

  By Aiyeku Timothy As the inauguration of Joe Biden continues to draw near, the alleged plan by Donald Trump’s to declare martial law in order...

Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga to perform at Joe Biden’s inauguration

  By Adesoba Toluwalope Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will take the stage at US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington alongside others in less...

Saudi Arabia in $6 trillion investment push for next decade

  By Francis Ogwo As part of efforts towards attracting investors to Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom has revealed through the crown prince that it is offering...

Africa

UGANDA: Museveni declared winner of presidential election

  Uganda's election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule. His main rival has however alleged...

‘We can compete in AfCFTA only if our products are protected and not adulterated...

  By Francis Ogwo In the wake of the commencement of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, Nigerian manufacturers have sought for protection...

Benin, World Bank sign $1.2 Million Tourism development deal

  By Francis Ogwo A Tourism development deal worth $1.2 million has been signed between the Republic of Benin through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and...

UGANDA: Bobi Wine rejects election results, declares self president-elect

An opposition candidate and main rival to the incumbent President in the Uganda Presidential election, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine,...

West Africa

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,...

Rawlings: Akufo-Addo declares seven days of mourning

Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the...

Economy

‘Nigeria’s Inflation now at 15.75%, highest in three years’ – NBS

  By Francis Ogwo Nigeria's inflation rate for 2020 closed on a record high of 15.75 percent in December making it the highest level in three...

‘We need to borrow N5.6tr to finance 2021 budget’ – FG

  By Francis Ogwo About N5.6 trillion needs to be borrowed by the Federal Government from domestic and foreign sources to implement the N13.59 trillion budget. This...

Osinbajo seeks robust Microsoft partnership with Nigeria, preaches more youth engagement

  By Aiyeku Timothy Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has called for a more robust partnership between the Federal Government and international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, for...

World Bank predicts 1.1% growth for Nigeria’s economy in 2021 

  By Francis Ogwo Nigeria's economy is expected to grow by 1.1% with global economy likely rebounding by 4% in 2021. The World Bank predicts. This was...

‘Nigeria’s external reserves dropped by $567m in first two weeks in December’ – CBN

  By Francis Ogwo Latest data from the Central Bank of Nigerian has shown that the nation’s external reserves fell by $567 million in the first...

Finance

NLNG paid FG N144 billion in dividends in 2020 – Finance Minister

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government was paid the sum of N144 billion as dividend by the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Company, NLNG, in the...

FG’s debt service to revenue ratio in 2020 was 83% – Reports

   By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government achieved a debt service to revenue ratio of 83% in 2020. This was part of the contents in the budget...

‘We are considering issuance of N100bn Bond to fund budget deficit’ – Lagos Govt...

  By Francis Ogwo The Government of Lagos State has disclosed that is considering the issuance of bond of about N100 billion to fund deficit in...

States get FG’s ₦123.348bn grants, Bayelsa, others excluded

  By Francis Ogwo Another round of performance-based grants to states in the sum of N123.348bn ($324.6m) has been distributed to states by the Federal Government...

Revoked licenses: NDIC putting 42 microfinance banks under lock and key

  By Francis Ogwo The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), on Monday, said it has begun the closure of 42 microfinance banks following the revocation of...

Business

Naira exchanges at ₦470 to the USD in the parallel market

  By Francis Ogwo The naira exchanged at N470 to the US dollar on Friday, January 15, 2021 in the parallel market which is the same...

NSE: Market capitalisation rises by N24 billion

  By Francis Ogwo The Nigerian Stock Exchange has revealed on Wednesday that the All-Share Index extended its growth by 0.11 per cent. This means that the...

Naira on freefall with N473 to the dollar on Tuesday

  By Francis Ogwo The naira has further sloped downwards at the parallel market and also the Investors and Exporters forex window on Tuesday exchanging at...

‘We will continue to support MSMEs’ – VP Osinbajo assures

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This was made known by Vice-president...

CAC threatens sanctions on firms without validated accounts

  By Francis Ogwo Registered companies have been given till March 31 by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to validate their bank accounts or get sanctioned. This...

Energy/Oil/Gas

NNPC pipelines, terminals rehabilitation attracts 96 firms bidding 

  By Francis Ogwo The planned rehabilitation of pipelines and terminals of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has attracted 96 companies from various jurisdictions which...

‘Gas, Condensate will be NNPC’S top revenue booster’ – Kyari

  By Francis Ogwo The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, has said that the corporation's area of focus in boosting their 2021 revenue...

Brent crude: NNPC to regulate output as price soars to $57 per barrel

  By Francis Ogwo There was a rise in the price of Brent crude on Wednesday as it rose above $57 a barrel. This was the first...

Port Harcourt Refinery to be revamped with $1bn as NNPC hunts for loan to...

  By Francis Ogwo Efforts are being made by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towards raising about $1 billion in a prepayment deal with trading...

‘Pass a competitive Petroleum Industry Bill’ – LCCI urges National Assembly 

  By Francis Ogwo A call has been made by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to the National Assembly for the passage of...

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 records 1,598 new Covid-19 cases, total now 108,943

  Nigeria, on Saturday, recorded 1,598 fresh Covid-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the new...

Columnists

Global Perspectives with Kristi Pelzel

Interdependence and Free Trade: Jerry Rawlings’s Legacy & Ghana’s Ongoing Mission

  By Kristi Pelzel The Ghanaian embassy in Washington, D.C., displayed respectfully touching reminders of Ghana's significant loss. The passing of Jerry Rawlings, a beloved and...

Washington File by Evelyn Dan Epelle

BIDEN-HARRIS: The Tumultuous Journey To The White House

  By Dan Epelle Evelyn WASHINGTON - According to projections by The Associated Press, AP, and NBC News, democratic nominee, Joe Biden, has defeated President Trump...

China Chimes by YanDan Zheng

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, to visit Nigeria, four other African...

State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, will pay an official visit to five African countries next week, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Wang Wenbin, announced...

UNILAG Pro-Chancellor-VC crisis: Who is the saint and who is the...

By Chris Otaigbe Finally, after weeks of fierce battle between the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos,...

Opinion

Sustaining China – Africa Relations in the Post Covid-19 era

  China enjoys warm bilateral relations with all African countries with which it has diplomatic relations. It also enjoys similar relations with the African Union....

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,...

NLNG paid FG N144 billion in dividends in 2020 – Finance Minister

  By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government was paid the sum of N144 billion as dividend by the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Company, NLNG, in the...

FG’s debt service to revenue ratio in 2020 was 83% – Reports

   By Francis Ogwo The Federal Government achieved a debt service to revenue ratio of 83% in 2020. This was part of the contents in the budget...

Bandits abduct 18 Police officers along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road

  By Aiyeku Timothy  Bandits have reportedly abducted 18 police officers along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road in Kaduna State on Friday. The abduction was confirmed by the...

Biden to lift travel ban on Nigeria, Muslim countries

  By Aiyeku Timothy  US. President-elect, Joe Biden has hinted that his administration will lift a variety of executive orders ratified by his predecessor, Donald Trump,...

Ex-Minister, Sen Jubril Martins-Kuye, dies

  By Aiyeku Timothy A former Nigerian Minister and Senator, Jubril Martins-Kuye, has died. Martins-Kuye died on Sunday morning at his Ago-Iwoye residence in Ogun State. His death...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Forget existence of PMB’s administration for your sanity, Soyinka urges Nigerians

  Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has advised Nigerians to ignore the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for their sanity. Soyinka disclosed this in an exclusive interview...

Big Story

COVID-19: FG debunks reports of imminent lockdown, urges compliance and...

The Federal Government has denied reports of an "imminent" total lockdown to check the second wave of coronavirus in the country. A statement credited to...

Lagos Update

COVID-19: Lagos orders civil servants to work from home till Feb 1

  By Aiyeku Timothy  Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021. This...

‘We are considering issuance of N100bn Bond to fund budget deficit’ – Lagos Govt...

  By Francis Ogwo The Government of Lagos State has disclosed that is considering the issuance of bond of about N100 billion to fund deficit in...

Covid-19: More patients have breathing difficulties, Lagos commissioner says

  By Aiyeku Timothy  The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, laments that the number of coronavirus patients having breathing difficulties in the state...

LASU names Prof Damola Oke acting VC

  The Lagos State University (LASU) has appointed Prof Damola Oke as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution. Oke was until his latest appointment the varsity’s...

COVID-19: Lagos State activates new Oxygen plant at Yaba, urges Lagosians to follow safety...

The Lagos State Government has activated a new oxygen plant at the Yaba Infectious Diseases Hospital. The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this through a...

FCT News

Police disown Gbajabiamila’s security aide who killed trader

  The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has distanced itself from the security aide attached to House of Reps Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who fired...

‘Fake revenue officers are all over Abuja’ – AMAC cries out

By Francis Ogwo The proliferation of fake revenue officers in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has become a source of worry as officials have cautioned...

Hoodlums loot FCT NYSC orientation camp

Hoodlums are currently looting the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja. The hoodlums began carting away mattresses, motorcycles and other households...

#EndSARS protesters visit CBN headquarters Abuja, block main entrance

  By Francis Ogwo The #EndSARS protesters took their campaigns to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters on Sunday as they made their call for...

FCT bans #EndSARS protests over Covid-19 guidelines violation

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned street protests and any form of public demonstration in the nation’s capital. In a statement on Thursday,...

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Trends/ Social Media

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backs #EndSARS protest, calls for donations

The Chief executive of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has joined the protest demanding an end Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) and police brutality in Nigeria. In a tweet...

Ozo, Trickytee evicted from Big Brother Naija

Ozo and Trickytee have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house after being put for possible eviction earlier last week. Host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced...

Tweet announcing Chadwick Boseman’s death becomes most-liked Twitter post ever

A tweet sent Friday from Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account announcing the actor's death and heralding his perseverance and fighting spirit is now the most-liked...

Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, dies at 42

American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel...

Mompha rearrested on new fraud charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rearrested Instagram celebrity Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha on new fraud charges. Mompha was before his...

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Court orders Emirates Airlines to pay a Nigerian $1.36m, N50m over...

  By Francis Ogwo A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered Emirates Airlines to pay $1.36million to pay one Mr Orji Ikem, a...

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

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...

ASUU not exempted from IPPIS, says FG

The Federal Government has said Nigerian lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have not been exempted from enrolling...

Fuel price hike: NLC presses ahead with Sept 28 strike, protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday vowed to proceed with its planned nationwide strike and protest over the Federal Government’s refusal to reverse...

Sports

Mount makes Lampard’s day with crucial goal against Fulham

  By David Awopetu It is fitting that the man Frank Lampard has trusted arguably more than any other came to the Chelsea head coach's rescue...

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