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Strike: FG, ASUU fail to reach out-of-court settlement

LAWYERS for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today could not resolve the eight-month-old strike, despite the out-of-court settlement...

Metro

Why I appointed 32 aides — Kaduna councillor

THE councillor representing Saminaka Ward in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Abubakar Sadiq, says he appointed 32 aides as a reward for...

Crime

EFCC docks 35 year-old importer over fraud

  The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, arraigned one Olaniyan Gbenga Amos ( aka Crime Alert ) and...

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World Bank projects 102% debt service for Nigeria

  The World Bank has said that public debt in Nigeria is concerning due to the rising debt service-to-revenue ratio. According to the bank, the debt...

Former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, wins UN refugee prize

FORMER German chancellor Angela Merkel today won the United Nations refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen Award, receiving praise for her determination to protect asylum seekers...

Nigerian Oscar Committee rejects Anikulapo, others

  The movie 'Anikulapo' has been rejected by the Nigerian Oscar Committee alongside two other related movies. Anikulapo, directed by popular filmmaker and actor, Kunke Afolayan,...

Oil dips to $88/barrel as OPEC opts for 1mbpd cut

  The price for brent crude, rose in price on Monday. This is as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies consider an...

North Korea fires missile over Japan in artillery test

  An intermediate-range ballistic missile has been fired by North Korea over Japan on Tuesday, prompting Tokyo to activate the country’s missile alert system and...

Scientist who extracted DNA from 40,000-year-old bones clinches Nobel Prize

    A 67-year-old Swedish scientist, Svante Paabo has on Monday, emerged as the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his...

Africa

Fourth health worker dies of Ebola in Uganda

  The ravaging Sudan Ebola virus has claimed the life of another health worker in Uganda. According to PUNCH report, Uganda’s Health Minister, Jane Aceng, announced...

Congo’s homemade explosive device blast leaves 10 injured

  A homemade explosive device went off in a cinema in the eastern Congolese city of Butembo on Monday, wounding at least 10 people, including...

Burkina junta leader resigns, flees after coup

  Leader of Burkina Faso’s junta leader on Sunday agreed to step down, religious and community leaders disclosed. This is coming two days after army officers...

Burkina Faso coup: Junta leader warns against war

  Days after the overthrow of the Burkina Faso government in military coup, the leader of Friday’s coup has accused the military man he deposed...

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

World Bank projects 102% debt service for Nigeria

  The World Bank has said that public debt in Nigeria is concerning due to the rising debt service-to-revenue ratio. According to the bank, the debt...

Fuel subsidy budget soars above defence, health at N3.92tn

  The N3.92tn spent as subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, from January 2020 to June 2022 is higher than the cumulative individual...

Stock market slumps by N1.48tn in Q3

  About N1.48tn has been lost by the Nigerian stock market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022 as investors’ shifted investment to fixed market...

World Bank, others to build $60m grids

  There is an expected power boost on e challenge of epileptic power supply soon in some communities across Nigeria as CrossBoundary Energy Access Nigeria...

65% of inbound containers end up at Onitsha, Aba – FG

  At least 65 per cent of cargoes coming into Nigeria through the Lagos port end up in the South-East, especially Onitsha and Aba, in...

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

Fourth health worker dies of Ebola in Uganda

  The ravaging Sudan Ebola virus has claimed the life of another health worker in Uganda. According to PUNCH report, Uganda’s Health Minister, Jane Aceng, announced...

Power sector loses N420bn annual revenue – GenCos

  The Executive Secretary of the Association of Power Generation Companies, Joy Ogaji, said on Thursday that the monthly shortfall in revenue remittances to the...

Power generation: 37 firms get permits to produce 762.3MW- NERC

  37 companies have been granted fresh permits to produce a total of 762.3 megawatts of electricity in order to boost power supply across the...

Azman Air settles with NCAA, resumes flights

AZMAN Air resumed operation hours after the company suspended its passenger operation amid a disagreement with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other...

FG, private sector to generate 3,595MW

  A partnership between two ministries of the Federal Government and the private sector would add 3,595 megawatts of electricity to the country’s power grid,...

Energy/Oil/Gas

NNPC’s profit grows to N674bn with assets hitting N16.3tn

  The NNPC as a corporation grew its profit after tax and assets from N287bn and N15.86tn in 2020, to N674bn and N16.3tn in 2021,...

Crude oil revenue soars to N11tn

  The latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics’ Foreign Trade Statistics for the second quarter of 2022 has shown that Nigeria’s crude oil...

Oil dips to $88/barrel as OPEC opts for 1mbpd cut

  The price for brent crude, rose in price on Monday. This is as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies consider an...

Truckers plan protest against extortion, write NPA

  Truckers, under the umbrella of the Committee of Maritime Truck Unions and Association, have written to the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority on...

Nigeria loses 37% oil rig capacity

  Nigeria’s production capacity for crude oil production dipped by 37 per cent in less than three years, according to industry statistics. Data from the Organization...

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...

Glocal Sports with Racheal Roberts

Sports cars and motorsports in West Africa

by Racheal Roberts Sports cars are a love for many people across the globe. The fiery horse engines, radiant gloss paintings, rugged body with sturdy...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Nigeria turns 62: Is there still hope amid exasperation and...

By LaBode Obanor   At 62 years after independence from imperial Great Britain, this African titan, home to more black people than anyplace else on earth,...

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

CIA: Is Gov Wike hallucinating or retired generals name-dropping?

The regular election season is here again. All the registered parties have conducted their primaries for nominations into various elective positions, including that of...

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...

Tanker explosion kills two, damages 12 vehicles in Ogun

A tanker explosion on Thursday morning at a section of the Sango Tollgate on the Lagos-Abeokuta Road has left two people burnt to death,...

APGA vows to work against ‘political enemy’ Peter Obi in 2023

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has described the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, in the 2023 presidential election as a "political enemy"...

Rivers Assembly passes motion to derecognise Omehia as former gov

THE State House of Assembly has passed a motion to derecognise Celestine Omehia, as a former Governor of Rivers State. The motion was moved by...

APC primary: Oyetola appeals judgement nullifying candidacy

GOVERNOR Adegboyega Oyetola has appealed a Federal High Court judgement that nullified his nomination as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for...

Strike: FG, ASUU fail to reach out-of-court settlement

LAWYERS for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today could not resolve the eight-month-old strike, despite the out-of-court settlement...

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

Delta: Appeal court restores Oborevwori as PDP guber candidate

THE Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has restored the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly Oborevwori Sheriff as the governorship candidate of...

Lagos Update

Nine rescued as rainfall sinks Lagos building

NINE persons have been rescued from a sinking building in the Maryland area of Lagos today, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. The Lagos...

Many trapped as seven-storey building collapses in Lagos

A SEVEN-storey building under construction on Oba Idowu Oniru Street, Lagos State, has collapsed with about six persons trapped. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency...

We’ve not passed Sharia law – Lagos Assembly

THE Lagos State House of Assembly has refuted claims suggesting that its lawmakers secretly passed a Sharia law. In a communique by Chairman, Lagos State...

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...

FCT News

Three-storey building collapses in Abuja

A THREE-storey building has collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town, Abuja. According to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the incident occurred in the early...

ISWAP terrorists didn’t invade FCT – Police

THE FCT Police Command has dismissed claims that the capital metropolis has been invaded by the terrorist group ISWAP. A statement today signed by the...

FCT shuts schools over security threat

THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello, has ordered schools in the nation's capital to close over security threats. According to a circular...

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...

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Trends/ Social Media

Singer Teni gifts Maths teacher new car

  Singer Teniola Apata has celebrated her former Mathematics teacher with a new car on Teachers Day. The news was disclosed by another teacher of the...

Mohbad, aide hospitalised over alleged assault at Naira Marley’s house

  Singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad and his aide, Oreoluwa Oladapo, have reportedly been hospitalised after an alleged attack made by Naira Marley. On Wednesday,...

Bimbo Ademoye’s ‘boobs’ on set were artificial, makeup artist reveals

  Popular Nollywood makeup artist, Hakeem Effects, has provided proof to show the prosthetic boobs used in the production of Anikulapo. Recall that in one of...

BBNaija’s Phyna celebrates Groovy’s birthday

  Big Brother Naija Level Up winner, Phyna, has celebrated her significant other, Groovy, on his birthday. The duo who were a known couple in the...

‘Nigerians are hypocrites’, Kunle Remi defends ‘love scenes’ in Anikulapo

  Actor Kunle Remi has responded to the backlash received over love making scenes in the movie 'Anikulapo'. The movie since its release has been on...

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Judiciary

Court fixes Wednesday to rule on FG’s suit against ASUU

THE National Industrial Court has fixed Wednesday, September 21 to rule on the application for an interlocutory injunction filed by the Federal Government against...

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

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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

Ibrahim Gusau emerges new NFF president

Ibrahim Gusau has been voted in as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation. In the election held today in Benin City, Edo State,...

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