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AfDB’s ‘High 5’ Programme Impacts 335m People Across Africa — Adesina

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has said the high five programme of the Bank has impacted no fewer than 335 million people...

Nigeria To Earn $2bn In Advertising –Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says at the conclusion of the on-going reform in the creative industry and advertising sector, the country will earn two billion dollars...

Retail Price For Petrol Increases To N172.61 in April 2022- NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average retail price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) increased to N172.61 in April...

Jet A1 Price Hike: Ibom Airline Will Not Withdraw Flight Services – Statement

Ibom Airlines Ltd., (Ibom Air) says it is not taking part in the withdrawal of flight services as announced by Airline Operators of Nigeria...

MEDIA ENGAGEMENT : DECLARATION OF 2021 NATIONAL OIL AND GAS RESERVES AND PROACTIVE INITIATIVES FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF OIL AND GAS FEDERATION REVENUE

Gentlemen of the press It is a great privilege for me to have you around with us today. This would be another in the series...

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

THE FALLACY OF FIGHTING FOR GOD

1. Nigeria is a very religious nation where citizens are so ‘committed’ to God that they are eager and quick to kill in his...

SENATOR GODSWILL AKPABIO’S PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION SPEECH:

TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE OUR STORY A Statement of intent to contest for the Presidency of Nigeria by Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON. “My dear Compatriots, determined...

INEFFABLE

There is chaos! In the South East; there is chaos, Our songs are bitter, shops closed and roads left for vultures. The inhabitants are being brutalized and...

Senate: A Vote Against Mrs Obiano

The immediate past First Lady of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, wants to be a Senator in 2023. She wants  to represent Anambra North,...

The Ugly Experience At MKO Abiola Stadium: Vandalism Not The Answer

Can you imagine a FIFA World Cup in Qatar without Egypt's Mohamed Salah or a tournament in which the three times African champions fail...

Politics

Uncertainty Trails PDP Assembly, Reps Primaries In Lagos

All may not be well with the Lagos PDP House of Assembly and House of Representatives Primary Elections slated for Sunday as nothing seemed...

0sun 2022: I’m Not For “Fire For Fire” Politics — Gov. Oyetola

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, says he is not ready to engage in “fire for fire politics” as being propagated by some politicians ahead...

PDP Suspends Primaries Indefinitely In Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo says it has suspended its primaries for the House of Assembly and House of Representatives indefinitely, over...

PDP Primaries: Aspirants, Delegates, Decry Voting Delay, Vow To Hold Vigil At Venue

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants and delegates at Ikeja Constituency II say they are willing to wait all day and night to exercise...

Benue 2023: Catholic Church Suspends Priest For Taking Part In Politics

The Catholic Doicese of Gboko, in Benue State, has suspended one of its priests, Revd. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, from sacred ministry for getting involved...

Features

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...

Jos Cold Bites Harder Amid COVID-19 Fears

The cold weather in Plateau state has become more intense, causing discomfort and fears among residents amid COVID-19 and other related illnesses, reports the...

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

Workers Day: Teachers, Others Lament Non-Payment of Salaries In Benue

As Nigeria commemorates workers day across the nation, workers in Benue state have lamented what they described as debilitating living conditions following non-payment of...

Death of CWO Members: Bishop Anagbe Tasks the Church on Prayers, Says Witches not Responsible

The Catholic Bishop Diocese of Makurdi Diocese, Most Reverend Wilfred Anagbe has encouraged the church to persevere in prayers and confessions to God hence...

JNI Raises Alarm Over Non-Prosecution of Rape Cases In Benue

A Non-Governmental Organization, Jamaatu Nasril Islam, JNI, Benue State, has expressed deep concerns over the huge number of reported cases of rape in the...

Kogi Not Owing Worker’s Salary– Yahaya Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi says no state government worker is being owed salary under his administration, challenging anyone being owed to come out...

Fire Guts Over 600 Shops In Katsina Ala Main Market In Benue

The main market in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue state has been gutted by fire. The Chairman of the local Government, Mr. Alfred...

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

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...

Zamfara APC Governorship Aspirant Killed Along Kaduna/Abuja Highway

An APC governorship aspirant in Zamfara in the 2019 governorship election, Alhaji Sagir Hamida, was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening, a family...

Security Forces Rescue 544 Abducted Persons In Zamfara

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Friday in Gusau said security forces have rescued no fewer than 544 abducted persons in the last two...

25 Die In Kauru attack –Kaduna State Government

Kaduna State Government on Wednesday confirmed the death of 25 persons in attacks in four communities of Kauru Local Government Area of the state. The...

South-East

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...

Gov. Uzodimma Condoles Families Of Soldiers Killed At Izombe, Vows To Arrest Culprits

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo State on Monday in Owerri commiserated with families of two soldiers killed on Friday at Izombe community in Oguta...

Insecurity: Gov. Uzodimma Flags Off “Exercise Golden Dawn” In Imo

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has flagged off the “Exercise Golden Dawn,” an initiative of the Nigerian Armed Forces, to stem the tide of...

South-West

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...

No Controversy, Lekan Balogun Next In Line As Olubadan Of Ibadan — Ladoja  

High Chief Rasheed Ladoja, the Osi-Olubadan of Ibadan, says High Chief Lekan Balogun, the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland, is the next in line to ascend...

Ogun Rolls Out Strategies To Combat Misconduct In Schools

The Ogun government has mapped out strategies to combat misconduct among students across the state. Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and...

Lagos State Completes Major Interchange Flyover Linking Lagos-Badagry Expressway To Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

Lagos State Government on Wednesday began the final 24-hour construction works on the Alaba Interchange Bridge linking the Lagos-Badagry Expressway to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. A...

Kwara Fire Service, Others Rescue 4 Trapped Under Fallen container

The Kwara State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other first responders rescued four persons trapped in a vehicle after a steel...

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

Flying Eagles Win 3-1 To Lift WAFU Title

Nigeria’s under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Friday emerged champions of the West Africa B Zone when they defeated the Young Squirrels...

PSG Confirm Di Maria Departure

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Friday confirmed that Angel Di Maria would leave the club upon the expiration of his contract. Di Maria joined PSG from Manchester...

Borussia Dortmund Part Ways With Coach, Terzic Likely To Return

Borussia Dortmund said on Friday they have parted ways with coach Marco Rose after just one year, with media reports immediately saying Edin Terzic...

SPORTSFLAKES: NDAH, HAPPY GHOSTS HIT UYO

There are ghosts all over Uyo tonight ( May Friday May 20 2020) as Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates face Renaissance Sportive de Berkane in...

Women Referees To Officiate At Men’s World Cup Finals For First Time

Women referees have been selected to officiate at a men’s FIFA World Cup finals for the first time. Stephanie Frappart of France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda...

World

IOC Threatens Sanctions On Those Who Support Russian War In Ukraine

Athletes and officials who express support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could face sanctions from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), its President Thomas Bach...

Former U.S. President George Bush Calls Ukraine Invasion ‘Unjustified’

Former U.S. President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to...

Second Rwandan Genocide Fugitive Confirmed Dead

One of the last remaining fugitives sought by a UN tribunal over his alleged key role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been confirmed...

EU Commission Grants Ukraine Additional €9bn Loan

European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, on Wednesday proposed to provide Ukraine with another 9 billion euros (9.5 billion dollars ) in loans...

Mexico’s 100,000 ‘Disappeared’ Is A Tragedy- UN Official

The news that more than 100,000 people in Mexico are now officially registered as “disappeared” is a tragedy, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,...

Health

Nutritionist Advises Regular Intake Of Tea To Reduce Risk Of Chronic Diseases

A nutritionist, Ms Uju Onuorah, says regular intake of teas may help to reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. Speaking with the News Agency...

WHO Urges Increased Surveillance As COVID-19 Cases Rise In Americas

The World Health Organisation Regional Office, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), has called on countries to take action to increase surveillance, public health measures...

New York City Enters High COVID-19 Alert Status

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday upgraded New York City’s COVID-19 alert status to high because of a recent surge in people being hospitalised for...

Expert Advises Arthritis Patients On Exercise, Injection As Treatment

Nigerians suffering from arthritis have been advised to engage in regular exercise as part of management of the ailment which is important in all...

North Korea Reports 1st Official COVID-19 Death

North Korea on Friday reported its first Coronavirus (COVID-19) death a day after first acknowledging an outbreak of the virus. State news agency KCNA reported...

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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