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Tariff Increment: Ikeja Electric Targets N170bn Revenue In 2020

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc says it is targeting a total revenue of N170 billion in 2020 with the implementation of the increment in various...

Renault In Red As Sales Slip In First Year Without Long-standing Boss, Ghosn

French carmaker, Renault, on Friday, posted a loss of 141 million euros (or 153 million dollars) for 2019, its first full year without longstanding...

Harmattan Grounds Foreign, Domestic Flights In Nigeria

Harmattan hays have caused flight cancellation and delay in the Nigerian Aviation sector grounding foreign airlines throughout the week. The harmattan has led to...

Valentine: Access Bank To Celebrate Customers

Access Bank Plc has unveiled series of deals and exciting offers to celebrate its customers in the Valentine season in a campaign tagged “It’s...

Mutilated Naira Notes: CBN Takes Up Recycling In Place Of Open Air Burning

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced plans to commence recycling of mutilated naira notes in partnership with private firms in the country. The...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: How PHEDC Coerces, Extorts Customers in Akwa Ibom (Part I)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Amidst worsening power supply and widespread allegations of bullying and extortion of customers in Akwa Ibom, The NEXT EDITION had commissioned an...

Next Edition Report: FEC Deliberated On Calabar Itu Road –SGF Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) Boss Mustapha Tuesday said the deplorable state of Calabar Itu Road has been discussed at...

NEXT EDITION Report: FG Constitutes Multi-Agency Intervention on Calabar-Itu Highway

The Federal Government has set up a multi-agency intervention mechanism to repair the failed Calabar-Itu Highway, a few days after this newspaper published an investigative...

INVESTIGATION: How FG’s Abandoned Calabar-Itu Highway Cuts off A’Ibom from Cross River State, Others (Part I)

The Calabar-Itu Highway project, which was abandoned by the Federal Government, has cut off Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, the NEXT EDITION can...

Nigerian Military Targeted Journalists’ Phones, Computers With “Forensic Search” For Sources

Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s central office on January 6 when the military arrived looking for...

Opinion

AKPABIO: NEW VISION FOR NIGER DELTA

The appointment of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs on August 20, 2019 was greeted by great enthusiasm by people...

Bold, Ambitious Targets Await

With 2030 around the corner, it is time to formulate firm ambitions. Hope for an Africa free of disease burden is the only one thing...

Revisiting Igini’s Bombs

During the military rule in the country, a police officer dared the military despots in the 80s. Alozie Ogubuaja, the then image-maker of Nigeria...

‘AMOTEKUN’: SOME INCONVENIENT LESSONS AND TRUTHS

‘No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come’. ‘Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come’. ‘No army...

There Is No Justice In The Supreme Court

FOR months now, I have been in a fog. As a newspaper columnist I came to the rather inevitable conclusion that Nigeria is really...

Politics

Kwara by-election: APC Picks Younger Brother Of Deceased Lawmaker As Candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has picked Mr. Adam Ahmed Rufai as its flag bearer for the by-election into Patigi Constituency of...

APC: Time For Oshiomhole To Go – Party Chieftain

An All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain in Edo, Mr. Peter Esele, has said that recent happenings in the party was an indication that the...

Okowa Takes Over As South-South Governors Forum Chair

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday emerged the Chairman, South-South Governors’ Forum. Okowa was reportedly selected after elaborate consultations to take over from...

Bayelsa: Gov. Dickson Hails S/Court Judgment, Calls For Calm

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has called on all political parties to be calm and embrace peace over the ruling of the Supreme Court...

Gunmen Abduct Wife, Daughter Of Edo Monarch

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the wife and daughter of the Onojie of Ewatto community in Esan South East local government of...

Features

Would You Die For Nigeria?

It is said that there’s no place like home. An American slogan says, 'ask not what your country can do for you, but what...

What Is The Best Valentine’s Gift You Have Received From Your Partner?

Valentine's Day is here again. It’s a special time and moment to bond with your loved one spending quality time together. Couples choose to celebrate...

Insecurity: Should President Buhari Resign?

Insecurity has remained a major problem to the Nigerian Government. From all indications, it appears that the government at the national level is overwhelmed by...

Ban On Tricycles, Motorcycles: Lamentations Of Woe

The Lagos State Government on Monday, January 28, announced a ban on the operations of Motorcyclists and Tricyclists in parts of the state effective...

Will You Marry Your Best Friend’s Ex?

Relationships can be a lot complicated especially with different backgrounds, colours, races and culture. Love comes in strange ways, sometimes unexpectedly. Well, let's say love takes...

Columnists

DOES BUHARI UNDERSTAND THE TIMES?

It is still relevant to avoid reading from the ‘book of lamentation’ concerning Nigeria at this time as I noted here the other day....

‘AGAGU: HOW YAR’ADUA AND JONATHAN BEGAN TECHNICAL INJUSTICE’

‘Many of the greatest crimes in history were caused not by hatred, but rather by indifference. They were caused by people who could have...

Sickle Cell: A Mother’s Crossover Cries – And Prayers

A dictionary’s definition of crossover is  “a point or place of crossing from one side to the other.” Every December 31st, at midnight, we...

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to...

Story Of The Vanishing Loaf: How To Kill A Local Company

I met him three or four years ago. We were introduced by a mutual friend sickened by the story. What struck me about this...

Regional News

North-Central

EFCC To Nigerians, Take Fight Against Corruption Serious

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Benue State in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps and other concerned stakeholders have staged a...

Insecurities: Principals, Teachers Seek Rural-Urban Transfers

Following incessant Insecurities in the state, principals and teachers in public secondary schools located in the rural areas of Benue State are now seeking...

Man Jailed Two Years For Possessing, Altering Counterfeit Currency

A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has sentenced one Otene Olafikwu to two years imprisonment for possessing and altering two units...

Attack On Emir of Potiskum: Police Arrest 33 Suspects

Three suspects allegedly involved in the recent attack and kidnap of the Emir of Potiskum have been arrested by the police. This was disclosed by...

Police Partners SEARCH To Transform Herder-Farmer Crisis In Benue

The Commissioner of Police in Benue State, Garba Mukaddas has pledged the command's willingness to partner with Search for Common Ground, (Search), a Non-Governmental...

North-East

Police Arrests 5 Suspected Cult Members In Adamawa State University

The Adamawa State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested five suspected cult members in Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi. The spokesman of the...

One Killed In Attempt To Kidnap Provost Of Taraba College Of Education

One person has been confirmed dead in an attempt to kidnap Dr. Mike Dio-Jen, the Provost of Taraba College of Education Zing, at his...

Bauchi Supplementary/Rerun Polls Record Large Turnout Of Voters

The supplementary/re-run elections in two Local Government Areas of Bauchi state recorded large turnout of voters, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Whereas supplementary...

Assailants Kill Journalist In Adamawa

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of a journalist, Mr. Maxwell Nashan. Until his death, the young reporter worked with the...

Immigration Service Inaugurates Operational Base In Daura

The Nigerian immigration Service (NIS) has inaugurated N145 million worth forward operational base to enhance border security in the area. Ahmed Baban Dede, the Controller-General...

North-West

Seven Killed, Five Injured In Fresh Kaduna Village Attack

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the killing of seven persons in a fresh attack on Maro Village, a border community between...

Insecurity: NMA Withdraws ‘Odd Hours’ Services In Kaduna

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kaduna Chapter, has said it would no longer allow its members to provide services at odd hours due to...

Kaduna Govt Confirms 2nd Case Of Lassa Fever

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has confirmed a fresh case of Lassa fever in a 34-year old man in Kajuru Local Government Area...

Kaduna Re-run Election Witnesses Voter Apathy

The re-run election for Kaduna State House of Assembly in Sanga Local Government Area, witnessed voter apathy, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Recall...

Kaduna Agency Honours 15 Taxpayers For Timely Remittance

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has honoured 15 taxpayers for the timely filing of their tax returns. Dr. Zaid Abubakar, the Chairman of...

South-East

3 Siblings Burnt To Death In Anambra Fire

Three siblings were, were burnt to death on Saturday, following a fire outbreak at their home in Ugwu Chelekwu village, Okija, Ihiala Local Government...

Police Kill 3 Armed Robbery Suspects In Anambra

Operatives of the Anambra Police Command on Thursday killed three armed robbery suspects during an exchange of at the Federal Housing Estate Fegge, Onitsha. Two...

Protesting Health Workers Shut Down Imo Specialist Hospital Over Salary Cut

The Medical and Health Workers of Imo Specialist Hospital have embarked on industrial action to protest against the alleged 30 per cent cut in...

12-Year-old Boy Commits Suicide In Imo

A 12-year old boy has committed suicide in Agboala Ishiala Umudi autonomous community in Nkwerre council area of Imo State following the death of...

Police Rescue Kidnapped 14-year-old Girl

The Anambra State Police Command has rescued a 14-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped in Onitsha, Anambra State, about a month ago. She was rescued by the...

South-West

No Casualty In Ekiti Explosion – Govt

The Ekiti State government has said there were no casualties in the explosion that rocked the state Police Command’s Explosives Ordinance Disposal office in...

Amotekun: Recruitment Forms Out Next Week – Akeredolu

Ondo Governor and Chairman South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu said the recruitment forms for the region’s security outfit, Operation Amoteku, would be ready...

Protest In Ekiti As Speeding Driver Kills Woman

Some residents of Aramoko in Ekiti West Local Government area of Ekiti State on Friday took to the streets in protest over the killing...

Osun Government Commiserates With Ode Omu People On Monarch’s Passing

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the State Government of Osun have commiserated with the entire people of Ode Omu, Alayegun ~ in ~Council, Ode Omu...

Ogun Will Pay N30,500 Minimum Wage – Govt

The Ogun State Government has said it would pay N30,500 as minimum wage to workers in the state. It also said it would pay arrears...

South-South

Attack On Radio Bayelsa: New GM Reverses Suspension Of 9 Workers

The Management of Radio Bayelsa has reversed the suspension of nine workers over an attack on the station by supporters of the All Progressives...

Attack On Station: 9 Radio Bayelsa Staff Suspended

The Management of Radio Bayelsa has suspended nine staff members following Friday’s attack on the station by supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

Alleged N700m fraud: Judge Threatens To Withdraw Bail For Edo PDP Chairman, 3 Others

Justice M.G. Umar, of the Federal High Court Benin, on Friday, threatened to revoke the bail granted to Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, State Chairman of...

Residents Cheer As Governor Wike Inspects On-going Construction Of Rebisi Fly-over Bridge

Hundreds of Port Harcourt residents on Thursday celebrated Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as he inspected the on-going construction of Rebisi Flyover Bridge...

Group Calls On South South Govs To Create Security Outfit

Ijaw Elders’ Forum (IEF) on Friday called for the establishment of a home grown security outfit in the Niger Delta region in line with...

Sports

NPFL: Plateau United Spank Dakkada FC 2-0

Plateau United Football Club of Jos on Sunday defeated Dakkada FC of Uyo 2-0 in a Match Day 20 fixture of the 2019/2020 Nigeria...

PSG Draw 4-4 at Amiens After Remarkable Comeback

A second-string side by Paris St-Germain (PSG) were held to a 4-4 draw at struggling Amiens in Ligue 1 on Saturday. After erasing a three-goal...

Mane’s Goal Breaks Norwich Resistance For Liverpool To Go 25 Points Clear

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane marked his return from injury with a late goal to break Norwich City’s resistance on Saturday. His goal helped them to secure...

Duplantis Breaks Own Pole Vault World Record

American-born Swede Armand “Mondo” Duplantis soared to another pole vault world record on Saturday as he easily cleared 6.18 metres at the World Athletics...

Man City banned From European Competition For 2 Seasons By UEFA

English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons. The club has also been fined 30 million euros (£25...

World

14-year-old Charged With Murder After Stabbing Varsity Student Dead

New York Police announced the arrest of a 14-year-old boy, on Saturday, who they said fatally stabbed a teenage woman during a brutal Manhattan...

Coronavirus: Forty Americans Evacuated From Cruise Ship Infected

Forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess are infected with new coronavirus, a US official says. They are among 400 people...

Mali violence: At Least 40 Killed In Spate Of Violence

At least 40 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in three separate incidents in Mali. Thirty-one were killed when gunmen attacked a village in...

Coronavirus: China Enacts Tighter Restrictions In Hubei

China is tightening curbs on movement in Hubei province as it battles the outbreak of new coronavirus. Sixty-million people have been told to stay at...

One Dead As Storm Dennis Batters Britain

Storm Dennis claims its first victim as a teenager dies after going into the sea to thrill-seek the immense waves brought on by high...

Health

Oyetola: Man On A Mission To Revamp Osun Health Sector

Few meters away from the jubilant crowd who had gathered to celebrate the commissioning of Anwo Primary Health Centre, located in the pastoral town...

BREAKTHROUGH: Israeli Scientists Discover Alternative To Kidney Transplant

Millions across the world in need of kidney transplant may have help coming their way, as Israeli researchers have discovered a method to rejuvenate...

6 Good Sources Of Vitamin D For Vegetarians

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for optimal health. It helps your body absorb calcium and maintain adequate...

Sex lowers risk of early menopause – Scientist

A study conducted on almost 3,000 women in the United States, has revealed that women who have sexual activity weekly or more frequently -...

Nutritionist Warns Public Against Consumption Of Non-Iodised Salt

A Clinical Dietitian, Moses Okolie, on Tuesday warned the public against the consumption of non-iodised salt to prevent goitre and other throat diseases prevalent...

Fashion

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)

Trendy Hair Cuts for Ladies

A lot of women prefer the natural hair cut look not only because it gives them balance and style, but also because it is very easy to maintain and saves cost.

Lifestyle

For Your valentine’s Dinner Date, Dress To Leave An Impression

It's time to start prepping the ultimate date night outfit. While classic reds and pinks might be an obvious choice, white dresses also give...

6 Cheap Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Make Your Loved One Feel Special

Yes, it's that time of year again and love is in the air in a special way. It is one day to go and Valentine's...

5 Effective Homemade Remedies To Treat Dust Allergies

No matter how much you try to keep your home clean, you can never completely rid it of dust. The air will always blow it...

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...

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks, stroke

Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from...

Relationships

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...

9 Differences Between Loving Someone And Being In Love

“I love you” and “I’m in love with you” are two very different things. Those two little filler words make a world of difference...

Tips on Dating A Single Dad

Dating a single dad especially one who’s very involved in his kids’ lives isn’t the same as dating a regular guy. Single dads are their...

Ways To Show Your Boyfriend You Care

Figuring out how to show love to your boyfriend can be difficult. Every person is different. Some people like you to show them through...

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