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CBN Raises MPR To 16.5%, Retains Other Parameters

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday increased the country’s Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 100 basis...

Why CBN Monetary Policy Is Not Working – Economist

Prof. Ken Ife, a Development Economist, says Central Bank of Nigeria’s monetary policy is not working because 80 per cent of the nation’s money...

Industrialist Appeals To CBN To Unify Exchange Rate

The Chief Executive Officer, Erisco Foods Ltd., Chief Eric Umeofia, has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unify the country’s exchange...

Experts Seek Effective Fiscal-Monetary Policy To Tackle Recession

Some economists in the North-East have urged the Federal Government to formulate effective fiscal and monetary policies to prevent Nigeria from sliding into recession. The...

Naira Rebounds As New Currency Notes Introduction Draws Closer

The Association of Bureaux Des Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) says Naira has continued to firm against the Dollar at the parallel market as...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: How Governor Emmanuel Pays Personal Loan with State Funds

Postscript: The NEXT EDITION newspaper has launched an investigative series called, “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul,” as part of its accountability and transparency project,...

Iniubong Umoren- Akwa Ibom Civil Society Forum Demands Explanation from Police over Shoddy Investigation

The Guild of Community Development Advocates in Akwa Ibom State, Tuesday, called on the Nigerian Police to explain why it carried out a shoddy...

INVESTIGATION: DSS submits fresh report on murder of jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren to DPP

The Department of State Security (DSS) has submitted a detailed report of fresh investigation into the murder of the jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, to the...

INVESTIGATION: Iniubong Umoren: Finally, Police name Emem Emmanuel as accomplice; move him, others to Correctional Centre

After months of denial and cover-up, the Akwa Ibom State Police command has admitted that Emem Emmanuel was an accomplice to the murder of...

INVESTIGATION: How Poor Toilet Facilities Threaten Menstrual Health Of Students In A’Ibom Public Schools

Public schools of stench As you walk towards the tiny concrete buildings behind a long block of classrooms, a foul odor hits you square in...

Opinion

CAMPAIGN SPOKESMEN AND A NO-WINNER CONTEST

I do not know how many people still remember that Dr Tai Solarin was here. He was one of the most decent human beings...

America’s Abuja evacuation

Ancient Greek and Roman authors wrote about a lost city called Helike (Helice) which suffered utter destruction in 373 BC. I remembered reading about...

THE WARNINGS FROM SANUSI AND DANJUMA

The Washington Post of May 29, 1979 reported an exchange between President Idi Amin Dada of Uganda and an agent of a British money-printing...

PETER OBI AND HIS ENEMIES

Peter Obi's enemies are very clever and audacious. They are determined to ruin him and the promise of his movement. Imagine, they appointed for...

RE: APC JUST GIFTED PDP AKS ON ACCOUNT OF AKPABIO

Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) is once again worried over the obvious degeneration that has assailed a once celebrated columnist, Mr. Dele Sobowale, having...

Politics

Adeleke’s Kinsmen In Joyous Mood Ahead Of Sunday Inauguration

The indigenes of Ede, the home Town of Osun Governor-elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, are in joyous mood ahead of his inauguration on Sunday, the...

RE-ISSUED-2023: Court Refuses To Order INEC To Resume CVR over Short Day To Election

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, refused to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume the continuous voter’s registration (CVR) exercise. Justice...

Changing PDP National Chairmanship Will Deepen Crisis – Group

A group, Plateau for Atiku Movement, says changing the national chairmanship of the party would affect other positions which could result to deeper crisis...

Failed Promises: You Should Apologise To Nigerians Not Campaigning, PDP Tells Tinubu

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Spokesman, Mr. Charles Aniagwu says the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu should not...

2023: Court Sacks Zamfara PDP Rep Candidate, Orders Fresh Primaries

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, invalidated the primary election that produced Rep Sani Galadima as the PDP candidate for the 2023...

Features

Untold Story Of How Herdsmen Butchered Villagers In Benue Community

... Injuries Only Seen in War Situations ... CMD BSUTH Victims of herdsmen attacks on communities in Benue state say they are still suffering from...

Lagos Residents Call For Stiffer Measures To Check Underage Access To Hotels, Alcohol

Lagos residents have called for stiffer measures to check the growing trend of underage persons being allowed access to hotels, alcohol and drugs. A cross-section...

 How Influential Politicians Are Getting Away With Corruption — Falana

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has condemned “the manipulation of the justice system to favour influential politicians facing corruption charges in Nigeria.” Falana stated...

Conflict Mgt: Persuasion, Social Intelligence Skills Training, A Prerequisite for Individuals, Groups, Organizations — Experts

Some experts say individuals, groups and organizations require special trainings on persuasive strategies, social intelligence skills, among other principles, to assist them in managing...

Compensation Wahala: How Obasanjo Acquired His Farmland in Benue

Last weekend, a farm belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in Benue state was burnt by hoodlums suspected to be members of the farming...

Columnists

80 Hearty Cheers To Professor Bolaji Akinyemi

One is bound to be tempted to write on different issues today, specifically on those ones that tried men’s souls in 2021, a year...

Naira Slides To 505/$ As CBN Stops Forex Sale To BDCs

The naira fell slightly to the dollar at the parallel market few hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday announced the discontinuity...

THE HIJAB DIVERSION

Kwara State Government is insisting on hijab in its schools for female Muslim students. But because the schools are missionary-founded, Christians last week said...

Not All Bandits Are “Criminals”

Recently an aide of Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle of Zamfara State, North West Nigeria, laboured to explain that if his principal ever made the statement that “not all bandits are criminals”, it...

UZODIMMA: THE GOVERNOR AS A QUISLING

The idea of democracy is straightforward. “Democracy is government of the people for the people and by the people,” said Abraham Lincoln, the 16th...

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North-Central

NAPTIP Arrests 49-Year-old Woman over Alleged Abduction of Twin Babies in Benue

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Makurdi Zonal Command, has arrested a 49-year-old woman, Augustina Ikyor, for deceiving a...

World Teachers’ Day: Governorship Candidate Rewards Teachers With Cars

Umar Bago, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Niger State, on Wednesday rewarded three teachers with cars for their commitment and exemplary...

Communal clash: Two killed, Three Abducted In Benue

Renewed communal clash, between the Iharev and Kparev people of Tse-Sho village in Tyomu, Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue state, has reportedly claimed...

Suspected Herdsmen Kill Three Persons In Benue

Gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen has, again, killed three persons in a community in Guma local government area of Benue State. The Next Edition...

Makurdi Under Flood Threat… Environment Commissioner

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources in Benue state, Dr. Godwin Oyiwona, disclosed that Makurdi, the state capital, is under threat of flood...

North-East

Wife Of Borno Governor Presents Xmas Gifts To Christian Widows, Less Privileged

The wife of Borno Governor, Hajiya Falmata Umara-Zulum, on Friday donated food items to Christian widows and vulnerable persons in Maiduguri. Distributing the items, Mrs...

Borno Bans Development Partners From Supplying Food, Non-Food Items To Resettled Communities

Borno Government has banned organisations from distributing food and non-food items to resettled communities in the state. The ban was made known in a letter...

Insurgency: Borno To Close IDPs Camps By Dec. 31

Borno State government says it will close all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri, by Dec. 31. The State Governor,...

Zulum Receives Women, Children Who Escaped From Boko Haram Bondage

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday received six women and nine children who escaped from the bondage of Boko Haram terrorists. Presenting the women...

Zulum Orders Investigation Into Clash Between Task Force, Church Members In Maiduguri

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has ordered investigation into the violent clash between a joint security task force operating with Borno Geographical Information System...

North-West

Matawalle Orders House-To-House Search To Flush Out Criminal Elements

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the task force on security to embark on house-to-house search to flush out criminal elements in the...

Bandits Burn Down 2 Health Centres, Shut 69 Others In Katsina— Official

Katsina State Government says bandits have completely burnt down two primary health centres in Batsari Local Government Area of the state. Dr. Shamsudeen Yahaya, the...

NUT Chapter Urges Kaduna Govt To Reverse Teachers’ Sack

Alhaji Babangida Sa’idu, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Sokoto State Chapter, has urged the Kaduna State Government to reverse its decision on ...

Fire Claims 2 In Kano – Official

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of one-year-old boy, Sulaiman Usaini, and his mother, 25-year-old Zainab Yusha’u, at Gwarzo Road by...

Police Rescue 97 Persons From Zamfara Forest

Police in Zamfara have secured the freedom of 97 persons from captivity in Shinkafi and Tsafe forest of the state. The Commissioner of Police, CP...

South-East

Insecurity: Anambra Demolishes Suspected Kidnappers’ Hideout

The Anambra government has demolished a building, allegedly being used as a hideout for gang of kidnappers in Okpuno-Ifite village, Oba, Idemili South Local...

Enugu CP Says No Cause For Alarm Over Suspected Natural Gas-Induced Fire

Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Lawal Abubakar, has assured  residents and Caritas University community that ‘there is no cause for alarm’ over...

New Year- 4 Die In 2 Auto Crashes In Ebonyi -FRSC  

No fewer than four persons died and several others injured in two separate ghastly auto accidents along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway in Ebonyi on New Year...

NDLEA Warns Against Drug Abuse, Trafficking In Ebonyi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi Command, on Saturday reiterated it commitment to fight against drug abuse and trafficking in the state,...

Monday, November 22, 2021, Is Not A Work-Free Day In Anambra State —Commissioner

Mr. C. Don Adinuba, the Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, has informed all public service workers in the state that Monday, November...

South-West

Oyo To Partner British Gov’t On Economic Development

…as Makinde hosts British Deputy High Commissioner Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, said that his administration will continue to collaborate with development partners...

Lagos Assembly Summons Lands Bureau, Others Over Ogudu Community Land Dispute

The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the Lands Bureau and the Land Grabbers Office to appear before it over a land dispute...

350m Passengers Boarded BRT Buses In 7 Years

The Managing Director, Primero Transport Service Limited, Mr. Fola Tinubu, said the company had transported over 350 million passengers in the last seven years...

Lagos Govt. Declares Three Days Of Mourning Over Owo Killings

The Lagos State Government has declared three days of mourning over the killings at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the...

New Alaafin ‘ll Emerge Soon, Says Oyo Govt

Oyo State Government has assured the people of Oyo Town that new Alaafin of Oyo would emerge soon, urging them to be patient. Gov. Seyi...

South-South

Fish out killers of APC Chieftain Frank-Oputu, Diri urges Police

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has condemned the assassination of Mr. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his...

Medical Doctor Arrested Over Alleged Rape Of Housemaid In Delta

The Police Command in Delta has confirmed the arrest of a medical practitioner, Dr. Christian Osakwe, over alleged rape of his housemaid in Asaba. The...

We Will Provide Opportunities For Youths To Be Wealth Creators – Okowa

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and...

Police Kill 4 Suspected Pirates In A’Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said its officers killed four suspected pirates who specialised in terrorising fishermen in Ibeno waterways in the state. The...

Bayelsa Primary Healthcare Workers Suspend Strike

The Bayelsa State Chapter of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) on Sunday said it has suspended the industrial action embarked upon...

Editorial

Sports

Saudi Arabia Declare Public Holiday After Shock World Cup Win Over Argentina

Saudi Arabia declared a public holiday on Tuesday for Wednesday, following their team’s shock win over Argentina at the Qatar World Cup. Captained by Lionel Messi,...

Lewandowski Misses Penalty Kick As Poland Draw With Mexico At World Cup

Poland skipper Robert Lewandowski failed to break his World Cup duck when he saw a second-half penalty kick saved in a goalless but entertaining...

Qatar 2022: Saudi Arabia Shock Argentina 2-1 in group C opener

Title co-favourites Argentina suffered a huge shock in their World Cup opening match when they were defeated 2-1 by Saudi Arabia in Group C...

Djokovic Beats Ruud To Win Record-Equalling Sixth ATP Finals Title

Novak Djokovic beat Norway’s Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 to collect a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title on Sunday. Djokovic, as a result, earned the biggest...

Fans’ Exodus During World Cup Opening Match In Qatar Raises Eyebrows

World Cup hosts Qatar were criticised on Sunday because the stadium was half empty by the closing stages of the tournament opening match between...

World

Powerful Explosions Shake Ukraine’s Nuclear Plant Area, Says IAEA Chief

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says powerful explosions shook the area of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), “abruptly ending a period of...

Passenger Plane Crashes Into Lake Victoria In Tanzania, 19 Dead

No fewer than 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday while trying to land at a...

Dozens Of Sri Lankan School Children Hospitalised After Inhaling Toxic Vapour

Dozens of Sri Lankan students at a school in a suburb of Colombo, were hospitalised on Wednesday after they were exposed to a toxic...

Palestinian Dies After Ramming Into, Attacking Israeli Officer With Axe

A Palestinian on Wednesday rammed a vehicle into an officer of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in the West Bank, before attacking him with...

Sunak Tells Party ‘Unite Or Die’ Amid ‘Profound Economic Challenge’

Britain’s incoming prime minister, Rishi Sunak, warned warring members of the Conservative party must “unite or die” in the face of a “profound economic...

Health

WHO Reports 90% Drop In COVID-19 Deaths Since Last Winter

The number of COVID-19 deaths has fallen sharply since last winter, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Earlier, some 9,400 COVID-19-related deaths were reported...

Dermatologist Says Armpit Has Inherent Odour; It Is Normal

Mrs Ronke Adeniran, a Dermatologist, says armpits have an inherent odour that is normal due to apocrine and eccrine glands. She said this in an interview...

NMA Urges FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Health

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Monday in Ilorin urged the Federal Government to declare state of emergency on health sector. Dr. Abdulkadir Ahmed, the...

Health Experts Say High Salt Intake Is Dangerous To Health

Medical experts on Sunday warned Nigerians against high consumption of salt, saying that it is dangerous to health. The health experts gave the warning in...

Use Orange-fleshed Sweet Potato Flour As Alternative To Wheat, Nutritionist Tells Nigerians

Mr. Douglas Akuba, a Nutritionist based in Abuja, has advised Nigerians to use orange-fleshed sweet potato flour as an alternative to wheat. Akuba, who is...

Fashion

Ananse.com Partners MasterCard Foundation, DHL To Connect 1,000 African Fashion Designers, Artists To Global Markets

Ananse Africa, a startup ecommerce platform, launched recently in Johannesburg and Lagos, has begun the business of connecting African designers with local and international...

120 Compete For Mr, Miss Nigeria International

A total of 120 contestants is jostling for the 2020 Mr and Miss Nigeria International (MMNI) as contestants from 10 countries compete for Mr...

Former Big Brother Naija Housemate Cee C Becomes Ambassador

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Cynthia Nwadiora, popularly known as Cee C, has been announced as the Getfit newest brand ambassador by the Getfit...

How To Wear Makeup With Glasses

If you wear glasses on a daily basis and love putting on makeup, you probably understand the struggle of doing your makeup in a...

Kylie Jenner Sparkling New Looks, Check Out Latest Photos

Kylie Jenner, 22, an American businesswoman, on Monday released stunning new photographs of herself, rocking a beautifully crafted revealing gold evening wear. Jenner’s beautiful and...

Lifestyle

Your Handbag Should Not Define Your Life, Adejumo Tells Ladies

Female Enthusiast and Transformational Coach, Funke Felix-Adejumo, has encouraged women not to allow material things define who they are in life. Speaking to women during...

Valentine’s Day: Does Red Really symbolise Love?

Some memorable days are often symbolised with certain colours and asides Christmas, Valentine’s Day is another special day that sees a spike in the...

‘This Is How We Dress,’ Afghan Women Overseas Pose In Colourful Attire

Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and...

HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG?

Hello everyone, how are we doing? Personally, I’ve been low key but living. Anyways, enough about that, let’s talk about someone that we have...

BBNaija and Marriage

This year’s Big Brother Naija is well underway and there have been some talking points to date. There’s one angle I’ve been pondering over...

Relationships

10 Obvious Signs That Tell Your Girlfriend Is The One You Should Marry

What could be better than marrying the girl you love? You may have heard people getting married to the love of their lives. This...

Lovers Discover They Are Siblings Days To Their Wedding (photos)

Two Kenyan lovers who have been in a romantic relationship for quite some time, have expressed shock of discovering they are siblings days to...

How Long Is Too Long Before Proposing

It is expected that individuals should date before venturing into the permanent relationship of marriage. The dating period allows partners to get to know each...

Can You Propose To Your Boyfriend?

Have you been waiting for your boyfriend to take your relationship to the next step? If he's foot-dragging, can you and should you take the...

Ways to Make Sex More Intimate and Romantic

A great sex life among couples has been shown to be one of the ways to successful relationships. Couples who are happy in this area...

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