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NAICOM Issues First Reinsurance Licence In 35 Years

The National Insurance Commission has issued licence to a reinsurance company for the first time in 35 years. The commission also issued licences to four...

We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, on Thursday said the country’s refineries were shut down despite maintenance carried...

Buhari Happy With Citing Of African Energy Investment Corporation Headquarters In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the decision of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO) to cite the headquarters of the African Energy Investment Corporation...

OPEC To Revamp Global Oil Industry With $12.6trn

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has announced that the global oil industry will require about $12.6 trillion investments in the downstream, midstream...

Air Peace Commences Operations To Jo’Burg, Jamaica, Resumes Dubai Flights

Air Peace has announced plans to commence flight into Jamaica in December. It would also commence regional flights  into Accra, Banjul, Freetown, Dakar, Monrovia, Dubai...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacre, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Militia (Part III)

In the first part of its four-part series, The NEXT EDITION had revealed how 136 persons were slaughtered in coordinated attacks by suspected herdsmen...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold story of endless massacres, plunder (Part II)

Tribal groups cry out As the shock over the unending killings in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s North-west continues, Fulani leaders and groups have cried out, saying...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacres, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Militia (Part I)

A massacre too many Nigeria’s government and that of Kaduna State have done very little or nothing to halt the killing, maiming and plundering of...

Organ Harvesting Industry Booms In Lagos As Probe Deepens •How kidney merchants in Lagos recruited us —Victims

SUBAIR MOHAMMED fortuitously broke into the circle of a kidney-harvesting syndicate operating from Lagos to India. The members connect through a password, ‘Life-Giver’. His...

Sahel: Soldiers Rampage Through Villages Killing People Under Guise of Anti-Terror Operations

Nearly 200 people including IDPs unlawfully killed or forcibly disappeared between February and March 2020. Arbitrary arrests sweep up dozens at a time,...

Opinion

LEST WE FORGET: OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS, BY THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

The Muhammadu Buhari Administration has always had youths as centerpiece of its policies. REAF ALSO: Benue’s Agatu LGA Receives ODF Certificate Here is a brief compendium of...

Celebrating Nigeria’s Medical Icons; Prof. O. Chukwu, Dr. O. Ogbuagu

The spotlight on two top Nigerian medical icons, over their phenomenal contributions to global health development is still blazing. Interestingly, the tumultuous encomiums for former...

NPF Pensions And Enhanced Police Welfare

To say that the police have for too long been the people’s bête noire is to say the fact. Yet, if there is any...

#EndSARS-Watch: FG’s ATTACK ON CNN AND JOURNALISM

Before the (constituted) authorities in Abuja release their curious strategy for ‘sanctioning’ the Cable News Network(CNN) as they have promised for the network’s investigative...

LEKKI SHOOTINGS: CNN VS LAI MOHAMMED

The recent #EndSars protests organized by Nigerian youths have continued to dominate media reports across the globe. The latest is a special investigative story on...

Politics

Defection: PDP Wants Senator Abbo To Vacate Seat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senator Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa North) to vacate his seat in the Senate following his defection, on Wednesday,...

1,168, 790 voters for Lagos East bye-elections — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said on Tuesday that a total of 1,168,790 voters will be participating in the Dec....

Abia LG poll: APC Candidate Vows To Break Jinx As First Elected Female Chairman

Mrs Nnenna Ogbonna, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Umuahia North Local Government Area (LGA), says she will break the jinx...

Ebonyi: PDP Debunks Purported Suspension Of Egwu, 23 Others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed reports that some of its key leaders in Ebonyi, including former Governor of the state, Sen. Sam...

PDP Taunts Umahi As Igbo Leaders Stay Away From Defection Rally

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has mocked Governor Dave Umahi over the absence of South-East leaders of the All Progressives at his formal defection...

Features

Wife of Gov Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff Kidnapped In Ondo

Less than 24 after a first-class traditional ruler was murdered in Ondo State, the wife of the Chief of Staff to the the state...

Supreme Court Throws Out Shell’s Application To Review Ogoni N17bn Judgment

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application by Shell Petroleum Development Company, requesting a revisit of a January 11, 2019 judgment ordering it to...

Hate Speech: Lai Mohammed Denies Announcing N5m Fine

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied announcing an increment in the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m. Mohammed, who...

Ndigbo Are Their Greatest Problem ― Bianca Ojukwu

Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, the former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain and wife of the late Igbo icon, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, said on Thursday that...

Putting Women In Strategic Leadership Positions Will Accelerate Development – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of more inclusion of women in governance to ensure even spread of development across the country. He acknowledged that with...

Columnists

As The World Hails Pfizer, BioNTech Over COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

The global community is brimming with excitement and hope, over the phenomenal progress so far achieved, by top pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer and Biopharmaceutical New...

Agricultural Innovations Critical To Climate Action

Renewed demands to integrate innovative agricultural systems in climate change initiatives are exigent. This is particularly crucial for Africa, which is disproportionally susceptible to global...

As Africa Celebrates Victory Over Polio, Sleeping Sickness

Africa’s recent health victories are quite exhilarating, given its asphyxiating struggles, with dictatorial governments, endemic poverty, systemic corruption and overpopulation crises. First, the embattled continent,...

Kaduna Crisis: Need For Global Response

The gruesome killings and destruction of properties in Southern Kaduna have, indisputably reached a tipping point, requiring urgent global attention. The painful accounts by victims...

A Nation And Its Army Of Unemployed Youths

Millions of young people, across the globe, stormed the social media, with exuberant campaign slogans and displays, to celebrate this year's International Youth Day(IYC),...

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North-Central

NULGE To Confer Life Patron On Benue Gov

National Leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) will be conferring the honour of Life Patron on Benue State Governor, Samuel...

Gov. Ortom Explains Choice Of New VC For State Varsity

The Benue Government says the appointment of Prof. Tor Iorapuu as the new Vice Chancellor of the State University, was purely based on merit. Gov....

Jungle Justice: Youths Burn Suspected Motorcycle Thief To Death in Benue

A suspected motorcycle thief in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, has been burnt to death after he attempted to rob a commercial motorcyclist, popularly...

Alleged Homicide: Court Remands Kogi Traditional ruler, 10 Others

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Lokoja on Friday ordered that a 69-year-old traditional ruler in Adavi Local Government, Asema Uka (Otumi-Ajoko) Momoh Nasir and...

Torshimbe’s Death: Ortom Appoints Achabo As New S.A Bureau For local Govt

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has appointed Mr. Kenneth Achabo as his new Special Adviser at the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,...

North-East

Destruction Of Lagos Assets Contrived To Hurt Residents – Zulum

Lagos State has continued to receive solidarity and support from well-meaning leaders across the country in the aftermath of last month’s coordinated destruction of...

Zulum Okays Employment Of 594 Doctors, Nurses, Others

Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the employment of 84 medical doctors, 365 nurses and midwives, 45 pharmacists and 100 health technicians...

Gov. Ganduje swears in 6 new High Court judges‎ in Kano

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has sworn in six judges for the Kano State High Court for speedy dispensation of justice. The Attorney-General of the state, Mr....

Borno Govt. Supports 3,200 Families With Relief Materials

The Borno State Government has distributed assorted food items to 3,200 families in Zabarmari community in Maiduguri, the state capital, to cushion the present...

EU-UNICEF Renovate 2 PHCs in Remote Communities In Bauchi

The European Union (EU) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has renovated and equipped two Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) in...

North-West

Eight Permanent Secretaries Redeployed In Kano, Four New Ones Appointed

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the redeployment of eight Permanent Secretaries and the appointment of four new ones in the state...

Kano Assembly Passes Emirate Councils Amendment Bill

Kano State House of Assembly has passed the Emirate Councils Amendment Bill 2020. The House adopted the amendment during Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the...

Gunmen Kill Three, Abduct Seven In Kaduna Attack

Gunmen have killed three persons and abducted seven others in Southern Kaduna. The yet-to-be-identified assailants attacked two communities in Kajuru council area on Sunday morning,...

Recklessness: Zamfara Govt To Introduce Death Penalty For Convicted Drivers

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, has warned against reckless driving in the state saying he will initiate an executive bill for the enactment...

Kaduna Govt Bans Tricycle Operators From Major Roads

The Kaduna State Government has banned tricycle operators from plying major roads within the metropolis, in line with the ongoing transport sector reform. Director-General, Kaduna...

South-East

National Youths Day: Enugu Govt. Empowers 240 Youths With Vocational Skills

Enugu State Government through its Ministry of Youths and Sports has graduated 240 trainees with start up materials in different vocational skills in the...

Baby Survives, Mother Dies In Anambra Building Collapse — Police

The Police Command in Anambra has confirmed the rescue of a six-month-old baby from the wreckage of a storey building which collapsed at Obosi...

Imo Sets Up Task Force On Public Safety

Desirous to enhance the safety of residents of the state, Imo State government has inaugurated a task force on public safety to further strengthen...

COVID-19: FRSC Impounds 8,345 Vehicles For Violating Safety Protocols In Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, said it impounded 8,345 commercial buses for non-adherence to safety protocols against the spread of COVID-19...

NDLEA Destroys 9.110 Tons Of Illicit Drugs In Aba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed seized illicit drugs worth millions of naira in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia...

South-West

Sanwo-Olu Donates Palliatives To 200 Widows In Badagry

Mr. Solomon Bonu, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture, on Monday donated palliatives to 200...

Oyetola Releases N1.2 Billion For Pension Arrears

The Governor of the State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has approved the release of the sum of one billion, two hundred million Naira...

#EndSARS: OPC Cautions Arsonists In South-West States

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Friday called for an immediate stop to the destruction of lives and property in the South-West following the...

Protests: Yoruba Forum Tasks Community Security Groups, Leaders To Restore Peace

The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) a South-West pressure group, has tasked community police operatives nationwide to join in restoring peace and sanity to the...

Makinde Urges FG To Site Gemstone Market In Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called on the Federal Government to site a gemstone market in the state to boost the mining...

South-South

Delta To Construct Orere Bridge In 2021

Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the state government will embark on the construction of Orere bridge in Ughelli South Council Area...

Ogoni Stakeholders Happy Over Sack Of HYPREP Project Coordinator

Stakeholders from Ogoni in Rivers State have been reacting to the sack of the former project coordinator of the hydrocarbon pollution remediation project, Dr....

Bayelsa Schools To Re-Open For Third Term On November 16

The Bayelsa State government has directed all public and private schools to resume academic activities for the third term on Monday, November 16 about...

Cross River Needs N5bn To Fix Vandalised Centre- Gov. Ayade

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River says the state will require N5 billion to repair the Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC) vandalised by hoodlums. Ayade...

#EndSARS: PDP Suspends Political, Electioneering Activities

The General Manager of Edo Waste Management Board, Mr. Charles Imariagbe, says the state government has embarked on a clean-up exercise across the city...

Editorial

Sports

Tyson vs Jones Jr: Confusion As Legends Are Told ‘There Could Be A Knockout And There Will Be One Winner

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr's exhibition bout has taken a strange turn as it has now been claimed that a knockout will be...

Pepe Redeems Self As Arsenal Qualify

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League after beating Molde 3-0 with Nicolas Pepe redeeming himself after his Elland Road red...

Diego Maradona Laid To Rest As Argentina Grieves

Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Only around...

SPORTS FLAKES: AIKHOMU FOUGHT FOR EAGLES IN ACCRA

Admiral Augustus Aikhomu carried soccer on his head that even in retirement the former Vice President embarked on a diplomatic visit to Osu Castle....

NFF Takes Over FIFA Technical Centre In Bauchi

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has received the keys to a substantially upgraded FIFA Technical Centre, Bauchi following completion of the work done on...

World

This Election Is Far From Over – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win...

UK Appoints First British-Nigerian As Trade Envoy To Nigeria

The British Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson has confirmed the appointment of Helen Grant MP, a British-Nigerian, as the new trade envoy to Nigeria. Grant’s...

China’s 5G Network Has More Than 600,000 Base Stations – Ministry

China is stepping up the construction of its 5G network, and has now built over 600,000 5G base stations, according to the Ministry of...

Mali’s President, Prime Minister Arrested – Mutiny Leader

Mutineering soldiers in Mali on Tuesday detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, one of their leaders said. “We can tell you...

Islamic State Members Storm Jail, Freeing Hundreds Of Prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large, on Monday, after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman said on...

Health

Why A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Take A While

Experts at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States of America have said though children are not immune to COVID-19, developing a vaccine for...

Child COVID-19 Cases Witness 28% Increase In The Last Two Weeks – American Academy Of Pediatrics

As officials continue to warn about traveling over the holidays amid the fall surge, health experts are also investigating the virus' impact on children. There...

World Leaders Plan For Future As COVID-19 Vaccines Raise Hope

The world is still engulfed in the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis which has shattered economies, infected almost 58.9 million people and left nearly 1.4...

Heavy Menstruation, Major complaint In People With Fibroids- Gynaecologist

A Lagos-based gynaecologist, Dr. Wale Farayola, says heavy menstruation is one of the major complaints in people with fibroid. Farayola, told the News Agency of...

Nigeria, 10 Others To Get $500m Grant To Fight TB, HIV, Malaria

The Global Fund, in collaboration with the African Union says it will invest $500m in Nigeria and 10 other nations in the next three...

Fashion

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...

Woman With 2.5 Meters Long Hair Goes Viral on Social Media (Video)

Woman With 2.5 Meters Long Hair Goes Viral on Social Media (Video)

Lifestyle

Olatoun Gabi-Williams Launches SDG Book Club For Children

With the announcement of its inaugural book picks, a voluntary project in the book sector, Borders Literature for All Nations, has launched a Sustainable Development Book...

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...

Mental Health Advocate Counsels Youths Against Suicide, Hard Drugs

A mental health advocate, Mrs Veronica Ezeh, has urged Nigerians, especially youths, to refrain from suicide and use of hard drugs in the face...

Okowa’s Wife Tasks Couples On Marriage

Dame Edith Okowa, wife of Delta governor and founder of 05 Initiative, has stressed the need for couples to allow God’s blessing to manifest...

After Being Best Friends For 17 Years, These Two Women Just Found Out They’re Actually Sisters

Best friends Ashley Thomas and Latoya Wimberly have a lot in common. As children, they had identical gaps in their front teeth, high cheek bones...

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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