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Invest in intelligence gathering, Bayelsa gov, Diri, urges security agencies

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has called on security agencies to invest more time and resources in intelligence gathering to overcome banditry, insurgency and...

Metro

Our aircraft landed safely with minimal tyre burst – Air Peace

  The management of Air Peace on Saturday dismissed reports that one of its planes crash-landed in Ilorin, Kwara State. Reports had said several passengers, including...

Crime

Nigerian IT guru indicted for defrauding 17 US states

A NIGERIAN information technology engineer has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle, Washington, United States for alleged conspiracy to commit wire...

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American actress, Issa Rae, ties the knot

  American actress, Jo-Issa Rae Diop, has tied the knot with her lover over the weekend. The actress posted some pictures on her Instagram page on...

Cryptocurrency: Investors gain $94.86bn as new week begins

  The new week started on a positive note in the global cryptocurrency market as investors gained $94.86 billion in the early trading hours on...

Vaccinated Pelosi aide tests positive for Covid

  A White House official and an aide to U.S House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together, a...

Bitcoin rebounds for second time to close at $32,267.63

  Popular and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, continued its rebound for the second consecutive day to close at $32,267.63 as of Thursday rising by 0.70%. The cryptocurrency...

Madagascar foils assassination attempt on president

An assassination attempt on Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina, was foiled, the prosecutor general’s office disclosed on Wednesday night. Several “foreign and Malagasy” suspects connected to...

Nigeria joins forces with UAE to checkmate illegal gold movement

Efforts are being out in place by the Federal Government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards tracking huge illegal movement of gold from...

Africa

AfDB unveils $2.75bn Global Benchmark bond

 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched and priced a $2.75 billion 5-year Global Benchmark bond due 22 July 2026, making it the second...

Sierra Leone woos Nigeria on investment, tourism

Opportunities for investment in Sierra Leone have been highlighted by the High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Dr Solomon Gembeh, who disclosed that...

AfDB’s cumulative raised fund totals $274m since 2011

  A cumulative total capital of 274 million US dollars was raised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 2011. The Vice President Power, Energy, Climate...

Haitian President Jovonel Moïse assassinated, First Lady suffers gunshot wounds

The serving president of Haiti was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning, the government said. Jovonel Moïse was killed in his private residence around...

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

Nigeria’s powerless supply and crawling small businesses

  Growing up in Nigeria comes with lot of fun and experience. Several elements (especially socio-economic) come into play. It is a way of life to...

Pension fund assets for June now hits N12.66 trillion – PenCom

  The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has disclosed that pension fund assets rose to N12.66 trillion as of June 30, with contributors under the Contributory...

Naira appreciates at official market amidst CBN’s digital currency plan

  Naira appreciated against the US dollar on Thursday to close at N411.63/$1 implying a 4 kobo gain when compared to N411.67/$1 recorded on Monday. The...

FG to boost non-oil exports through N50bn facility

  The non-oil exports sector of Nigeria is expected to get a boost with the impact of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)...

Deduction of $2.1 billion budget support facility from states to start in July –...

  Deductions on the $2.1 billion budget support facility that was granted to the states by the Federal Government from this month. This is according to...

Finance

Senate passes supplementary budget, approves Buhari’s N2.3trn foreign loan request

  The Senate, on Wednesday, passed the supplementary budget submitted to both chambers of the National Assembly two weeks ago by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had...

Bitcoin drops by 0.7% to close at $38,000

  Bitcoin on Friday morning dropped by 0.70% to close at $36,836.44 after rising above $38,000 on Thursday following the Basel Committee’s proposal, which gave...

FG assents to N1.1bn for aviation security uniforms

  The sum of N1.1bn has been approved by the Federal Executive Council for the procurement of aviation security uniforms and accessories. The uniforms and accessories...

FG to disburse N200 billion social housing facility at 5% per annum

  Plans have been announced by the Presidency to disburse the N200 billion facility set aside for the Federal Government Social Housing Scheme. This was an...

I have no information on recovered Ibori loot — Finance Minister

  Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says she is yet to receive formal communication regarding the £4.2 million recovered from a...

Business

Naira appreciates at official forex market despite dollar shortage

  The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed at N411.5/$1 at the official Investors and Exporters window on Friday. The country's currency...

Bitcoin slides by 0.87% to close at $34,387.05

  The Bitcoin dipped by 0.87% on Sunday evening to close at $34,387.05 even as investors look to be making a comeback into the cryptocurrency...

Nigeria spends N150bn on fuel subsidy monthly ― NNPC

  The Federal Government spends between N140 billion to N150 billion monthly on fuel subsidy, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...

Nigeria’s debt stock hits N33.1tr – NBS

  Nigeria's debt stock has increased to N33.11 trillion in the last three months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS made this...

Market capitalisation dips by N22bn amidst sell pressure in stocks

Activities at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday were negative as the market capitalisation dropped further by N22 billion, amidst sell pressure in Tier-1...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Crude oil price begins week on bearish note

  Despite recovering from a significant dip recorded in the previous week, the prices of oil in the new week began bearish as Brent crude...

Crude oil records highest gain in three month

  Crude oil prices recorded its biggest gain in 3 months amid expectations that recovering demand will soon tighten global markets as Brent crude rose...

Gas flaring cost Nigeria N53.26bn in two months – NNPC

  An estimated N53.26bn was lost by Nigeria in the first two months of 2021 as international oil companies and local players flared a total...

Petroleum products marketers kick against importation licence restrictions

  Marketers of Petroleum products in the country have opposed the restriction of licence to import products to only owners of refineries. According to them, the...

FG to export gas to Morocco, Senegal, Europe

  Plans are underway by the Federal Government to export gas through its West Africa gas pipeline to Senegal, Morocco and Europe, the Federal Government...

Editorial

Nigeria seeks Olympic glory despite global COVID-19 scourge

  Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics is finally upon us. A tournament like no other, the opening, on Friday was with cascading...

COVID-19 Watch

Covid-19: We’ve identified 10 Delta variant cases – NCDC

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 10 Delta variant cases of Covid-19 have so far been identified in the country. The Director General...

Columnists

FDI: The story of FMCG Shoprite in Nigeria

  ABUJA - Rumors about Africa’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FCMG), Shoprite, exiting Nigeria caused a stir. In August 2020, Bloomberg reported Shoprite’s planned...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

China pushes back on COVID-19 origin tracing

  China urges relevant parties to stop political manipulation on the COVID-19 origin tracing issue, stop using the issue to shift blame, and stop sabotaging...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Contention trails return of historic Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

  NEW YORK - It is 1897, following a massacre melted on the British by the Benin Kingdom when the former attempted to supplant a...

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

Nigeria – Aladdin’s cave, where only few have password

  By Rotimi Oketade Esq. The political, economic and social woes bedevilling Nigeria didn't start today. A sedulous exploration of Nigeria's trajectory has shown that the...

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...

Actor Junior Pope, wife celebrate 7th wedding anniversary

  Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, and his wife are celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary. The actor took to his Instagram page on Tuesday, July 27, with...

Benin Republic slams fresh charges on Sunday Igboho

  Benin Republic has filed fresh charges against activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. The Yoruba Nation agitator was remanded again on Monday after a string...

Tokyo 2020: Moroccon boxer Baalla disqualified for attempting to bite opponent

  Moroccan heavyweight boxer, Youness Baalla, attempted to bite David Nyika’s ear during his defeat to the New Zealander at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The...

Tokyo 2020: USA loses gymnastics gold after shock withdrawal of superstar Biles

  After marching out on the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Simone Biles, 24, had a scary warm up. She appeared to have been lost in the air,...

Invest in intelligence gathering, Bayelsa gov, Diri, urges security agencies

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has called on security agencies to invest more time and resources in intelligence gathering to overcome banditry, insurgency and...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

‘Yoruba Nation’, ‘Biafra Republic’ and the hope of smaller ethnic groups

Nigeria, a country of about 250 ethnic groups is now stocked in an ‘existential crisis', like never before and this has been heralded by...

Big Story

350,000 killed by insurgents in North-East — UN

Northeast Nigeria's conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350,000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said...

Lagos Update

Lagos: Oba Animashaun’s daughter wins Epe as APC sweeps Agege, Ikorodu, Badagry LGs

  Surah Animashaun of the All Progressives Congress (APC), daughter of Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun of Epeland, was on Saturday declared winner of the chairmanship election...

Elections: Late arrival of voters trail commencement of accreditations in Lekki, Ibeju areas of...

By Francis Ogwo The accreditation of voters in Etiosa started on a low key with election officials hanging around the polling booths. At the Okun Alfa...

LG Polls: Lagos restricts movement on Saturday

  The Lagos State Government has announced a restriction of movement across the state between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday,...

UNILAG on red alert as Covid-19 cases surge in Lagos

  Lagos, Nigeria's Coronavirus epicentre, is experiencing a sharp rise in new cases, KAFTANPost has learnt. With 60,638 infections, Lagos accounts for nearly one-third of the...

I didn’t kill Super TV CEO, Chidinma makes u-turn

  After admitting murder, Chidinma Ojukwu, the suspect arrested in connection with the death of the CEO of Super TV, Michael Ataga, has denied killing...

FCT News

Police deny shooting Sowore

  The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied that any of its officers shot human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Monday. Sowore had alleged that...

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...

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Actor Junior Pope, wife celebrate 7th wedding anniversary

  Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, and his wife are celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary. The actor took to his Instagram page on Tuesday, July 27, with...

American actress, Issa Rae, ties the knot

  American actress, Jo-Issa Rae Diop, has tied the knot with her lover over the weekend. The actress posted some pictures on her Instagram page on...

You are sinner if you didn’t marry as virgin – Moyo Lawal

  Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal, has slammed older women fond of slut-shaming younger women when they did the same thing. According to the actress, these women...

Many of our parents raised their girls and let boys raise themselves – Simi

  Afropop singer, Simisola Kosoko, has spoken on the need for more attention on the boy-child. The astounding singer took to her Instagram on Friday, July...

Comedian Michael Blackson proposes to lover

  Popular Ghanaian-American comedian, Michael Blackson, has proposed to his U.S lover, Miss Rada, on a live show. The exclusive interview at the Breakfast Club radio...

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UK Supreme Court reserves judgment in €1.6bn Venezuelan gold case

...Bank of England dragging its foot to give Gold back to Venezuela The UK Supreme Court yesterday heard the final day of an internationally important...

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

ASUU threatens strike over failed deal

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended in December 2020, alleging that the Federal government...

We will resist violation of labour laws in Kaduna — NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to resist injustice and violation of labour laws in Kaduna State. This was contained in a statement issued...

774,000 Jobs: N24bn paid to 413,630 beneficiaries — Keyamo

MINISTER of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says approximately N24,000, 817,800.00 billion has been paid out to 413,630 beneficiaries under the 774,000...

Blame governors for lingered doctors’ strike — Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says state governors should be blamed for allowing the recently-suspended industrial action by the National Association of...

Cattle, food supplies to stop nationwide, northern dealers threaten

  A threat has been issued by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) to stop food supplies to the South...

Sports

Tokyo 2020: Moroccon boxer Baalla disqualified for attempting to bite opponent

  Moroccan heavyweight boxer, Youness Baalla, attempted to bite David Nyika’s ear during his defeat to the New Zealander at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The...

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