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Why quality learning is urgently needed in Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says there is a urgent need for quality learning and education in Nigeria. Country Representative of the...

Metro

Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, slumps, dies at 51

GOSPEL singer and Welu Welu crooner, Sammie Okposo, has died. His project manager, Hillary Vincent, confirmed the news to PUNCH. He was 51. Okposo made headlines early...

Crime

NDLEA arrests wanted Lagos hotelier, partner over cocaine trafficking

  Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have nabbed a fleeing Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Ademola Kazeem ten days after...

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Musk announces gold, grey, blue Twitter badges

Twitter’s billionaire owner Elon Musk announced Friday that the platform would be launching differently colored badges to distinguish between accounts. “Sorry for the delay, we’re...

World Cup: Nigerians drag actor John Dumelo after Ghana’s loss

  Nigerians have dragged Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, in the mud after his country's loss to Portugal in The FIFA Qatar World Cup. Recall that John...

Musk to reinstate suspended Twitter accounts

Billionaire businessman and Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk announced the idea of offering "a general amnesty to suspended accounts" as long as they haven't...

Global unemployment getting worse –  ILO

Multiple economic and political crises are threatening labor market recovery worldwide leading to unemployment and inequality will rise because, according to the latest edition...

Russian strike on Ukrainian hospital kills newborn

A Russian missile strike has killed a newborn baby on a maternity unit in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region, emergency services have disclosed on Wednesday. The...

Lagos empowers 8,000 farmers for improved productivity

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has empowered over 8,000 farmers through the Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support project since...

Africa

Tanzania drags mining giant Barrick Gold to court over site abuses

On Wednesday,a group of 21 Tanzanian nationals on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Canada alleging the world's second-biggest gold miner, Barrick Gold, was guilty...

Namibia removes statue of German colonial officer

Pressure from local activists in Namibia has led to the removal of the statue of Curt von Francois, regarded as a symbol of colonial...

German troops to quit from UN Mali mission May 2024

Plans are underway by Germany to withdraw its troops from the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali by May 2024’. This is according to a government...

South African court sends Zuma back to jail, says parole unlawful

  South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the decision to release former President Jacob Zuma on early medical parole was “unlawful” and...

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

Gauging the forex market

VAT increment boosts October allocation to N736.782bn -FAAC

In October, the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) collection in the sum of N229.041billion boosted the amount available for sharing to the three...

Excess Crude Account falls by 89% to $472,513

Nigeria’s excess crude account has dipped by 89 per cent in the last eight years as it increased from $4.1bn in November 2014 to...

Banks’ loans to government increased to 63.87% to N22.68trn – CBN

Total loans from banks to government increased by N8.84trillion or 63.87 per cent to N22.68trillion as at October 2022, from N13.84rillion in December last...

$2bn lost in eight months to oil theft – Report

Nigeria lost   $2 billion, equivalent to N1.3trillion, to oil theft between January and August this year. This was disclosed by the ad-hoc committee set up...

Lagos empowers 8,000 farmers for improved productivity

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has empowered over 8,000 farmers through the Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support project since...

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

Twitter’s fate hangs in balance as employees defy Musk’s ultimatum

THE future of Twitter seemed to hang in the balance Friday after its offices were locked down and key employees announced their departures in...

AfDB approves $20m for Africa’s renewable energy development

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group today approved an equity investment of $20m in Evolution Fund III, a pan-African clean...

FG spends N17tn on petrol importation amidst dormant refineries

The current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has spent over N16.9tn on the importation of not less than 132.24 billion litres of Premium Motor...

FG disburses $457m for off-grid electrification projects

The Federal Government has committed a total of $64.8m and $392m for the development of off-grid electrification projects in the 36 states of the...

Power generation soars in 48 hours, stands at 4,864MW

Between Monday and Wednesday morning, power generation on the national grid increased by 834.8 megawatts hitting a high of 4,863.7MW. According to data from the...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Excess Crude Account falls by 89% to $472,513

Nigeria’s excess crude account has dipped by 89 per cent in the last eight years as it increased from $4.1bn in November 2014 to...

$2bn lost in eight months to oil theft – Report

Nigeria lost   $2 billion, equivalent to N1.3trillion, to oil theft between January and August this year. This was disclosed by the ad-hoc committee set up...

Nigeria slips to seventh on OPEC ranking

Nigeria is now seventh on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ crude oil production list.This is according to its Monthly Oil Market Report...

Petrol stock drops by 5.48m litres – Report

Industry data released on Tuesday showed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited’s stock of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, dipped by 5,481,239...

Marketers lament as petrol hits N200/litre

The cost of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, has soared to as high as N200/litre at depots, implying that motorists should brace up...

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

2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar, and the West: The dance of...

By LaBode Obanor It was quite a show this past Sunday during the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA world cup at Al Bayt stadium in...

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

Only Tinubu can stop Tinubu from being president

Wale Oloko These are interesting times. The economic indices are not favourable to many citizens. The social atmosphere has been restricted in some cities and...

Editors' Picks

Claim by Charly Boy that Hollywood actors endorsed Peter Obi is FALSE!

Charles Oputa, also known as “Charly Boy” recently shared a video via his verified Twitter handle, @AreaFada1, to his 157k followers that leading Hollywood actors have endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), ahead of the 2023 elections. In the video,...

BBNaija’s Eriata Ese loses mother

  BBNaija's Eriata Ese has lost her mother to the cold hands of death. Eriata on her Snapchat on Saturday shared her sadness at the loss...

Rita Dominic, Fidelis Anosike tie knot

  Nollywood actress Rita Dominic and Fidelis Anosike are officially a couple. The duo tied the knot on Saturday, November 26, 2022. They got wedded in...

Don Jazzy celebrates 40th birthday

  Music producer, Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, has celebrated his 40th birthday on November 26, 2022. The Mavin record boss took to his...

CJN will never make political comments — aide

The Supreme Court Director of Press and Information Dr Festus Akande says Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is a Judicial...

I won’t forget Nigerians if elected in 2023 — Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has vowed not to forget the ordinary Nigerian if elected in the 2023...

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

Peter Obi lied over the establishment of eastern security network

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi recently lied in his claim that the Eastern Security Network (ESN) was formed by...

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...

Politics

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Trends/ Social Media

BBNaija’s Eriata Ese loses mother

  BBNaija's Eriata Ese has lost her mother to the cold hands of death. Eriata on her Snapchat on Saturday shared her sadness at the loss...

Rita Dominic, Fidelis Anosike tie knot

  Nollywood actress Rita Dominic and Fidelis Anosike are officially a couple. The duo tied the knot on Saturday, November 26, 2022. They got wedded in...

Don Jazzy celebrates 40th birthday

  Music producer, Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, has celebrated his 40th birthday on November 26, 2022. The Mavin record boss took to his...

Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi, other gospel singers mourn Sammie Okposo

  Gospel singers, Tope Alabi, Nathaniel Bassey and others have mourned their colleague, Sammie Okposo, who died on Friday, November 25, 2022. Recall that Sammie Okposo...

Osinbajo, wife celebrate 33rd wedding anniversary

  Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo, on Friday, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Dolapo took to her Instagram page to share a...

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Judiciary

Court nullifies Osun LG polls

A FDERAL High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Friday, nullified the last October 15 local government elections conducted by the Osun...

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

Why ASUU were paid half salary for October — FG

The Federal Government has explained that lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) got half salary for the month of October because...

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...

Sports

Qatar 2022: CAF extols Senegal coach, Cisse over historic feat

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has hailed Senegal head coach, Aliou Cisse following his team’s victory against hosts Qatar on Friday. The Terangha Lions...

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