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Discontinuation Of FX To BDC Will Affect Exchange Rate – Cordros Research

Analysts at Cordros Research Ltd. said discontinuation of sale of foreign exchange to the Bureau De Change (BDC) operators would lead to further pressure...

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...

Cybersecurity: CBN Partners Stakeholders To Launch ‘NoGoFallMaga’ Campaign

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has partnered with some cyber security stakeholders to launch a new cyber awareness campaign tagged ‘# NoGoFallMaga’. The initiative...

Deductions On Budget Support Facility To States Commences July – NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) says there is an agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commence deductions on the budget support...

How Angry Parents Chased El-Rufai’s Commissioner Over Fresh Abductions

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, got more than he bargained for on Monday when he visited Chikun...

Investigation

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...

INVESTIGATION – Iniubong Umoren: New Evidence Shows Police Mishandled Case; Another Victim Speaks Out

The criminal cover up The Police in Akwa Ibom State have not only compromised the investigation into the assault, rape and murder of the jobseeker,...

Opinion

WHY NIGERIAN POLITICIANS HATE ROBUST JOURNALISM

Let us not get it twisted, there will never be a cosy relationship between state actors and good journalists. And so whenever you see...

AT LAST, SENATE STEALS INEC’s INDEPENDENCE 

Last week, this column warned Nigerians to expect our legislators to manoeuver and scuttle the introduction of technology into Nigeria’s voting system. The reasoning...

NYSC: WHERE KEMI ADEOSUN LOST ME

I don’t know who advised former Minister of Finance, the sassy Mrs Kemi Adeosun, to issue a public statement in celebration of her recent...

PIB, BUHARI’S NON-FEDERAL CHARACTER: WHERE ARE SOUTHERN LEADERS?

I would like to return to my September, 2019 piece titled, ‘Why Buhari is Man of the Decade’ to strengthen my argument today that...

A BABEL OF CITADELS

Martins Oloja's typically detailed and characteristically incisive piece in his *Inside Stuff* column in *The Guardian on Sunday* of June 27, 2021, practically took...

Politics

 Lagos APC Group Decries Modalities For Ward Congress

The Lagos4Lagos Movement within the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the procedures and guidelines for Saturday’s ward congress. The Convener of the...

Confusion In APC Over Supreme Court Ruling

The National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was in a state of confusion on Thursday over the Supreme Court judgment on...

2023: Guber Aspirant Yisa Pledges Technology-Driven Agriculture If Elected

A Governorship Aspirants in Benue State, Arc. Bernard Yisa, has assured Benue farmers that his election as the number one man of the State...

 “Don’t Run with Andy Uba”, Save Anambra Group Cautions Ngige’s Cousin

A new pressure group, Save Anambra State Group (SASG), has appealed to Barrister Emeka Okafor, a first cousin of Labour and Productivity Minister, Chris...

APC Sweeps 17 Chairmanship Seats In Ogun LG Polls

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has swept all the 17 chairmanship seats so far announced as counting of votes of Saturday’s local government elections...

Features

Nigerian Women Shattering Glass Ceilings?

Many, with the trend of appointments, particularly in the private sector in Nigeria, see women as shattering glass ceilings in their numbers. The past two...

Chukuku: FCT Community Where Frying Of Akara Is Forbidden

Akara (Bean cake) is a popular street snack and staple food in Nigeria and some other African countries. Though its origin is said to be...

Benue IDPS: I Don’t Want To Die In Camp, Septuagenarian Cries Out, Says Inmates In Dire Need Of Food, Shelter and Medication

Pa Titus Aondona (not real names) 70, is a father of 14 children from two wives. On a daily basis, he sits in front...

How Mockery Spurred Charity Ubia, an Akwa Ibom Girl to Aim for Excellence

She was a typical local girl in the university and her classmates made jest of everything about her including her tatty dressing and her...

Uko Akpan: The Eclipse Of An Iconic Bard

For the very proud people of old Abak Division in Akwa Ibom State the finality of death is a very painful reality. Otherwise, with...

Columnists

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...

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...

Entertainment

Regional News

North-Central

2023 Elections: Engage Youths As Permanent Staff, Reduce Unemployment, Tor Tiv Tells INEC

The Paramount ruler of the Tiv Nation, His Royal Majesty, Professor James Ayatse, has urged Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to engage and use...

Lalong Reaffirms Commitment To Implementing Judiciary, Legislature Autonomy

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has reaffirmed his commitment to the implementation of the judiciary and legislature autonomy in the state. The governor made the...

 Konshisha/Oju Crises: Benue Security Council Urges Youths to Fish Out Criminals Among Them

In order to ensure sustainable peace among the Bonta and Ukpute communities living at the border areas of Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas...

Killer Herdsmen Attack Benue Community, Kill 9 Persons

Just a few hours after bodies of victims of Abagena IDP Camp herdsmen attack were laid to rest Friday May 21, 2021, gunmen suspected...

Youth Groups Demand For North Central Devt. Commission, Ranching Policy

Youths under the aegis of Middle Belt Youth Organisations have called on the Federal Government to establish a North Central Development Commission for the...

North-East

Electricity Restored To Maiduguri After 2 Months Of Blackout

There was wild jubilation by some residents of Maiduguri town following the restoration of electricity on Wednesday evening after two months of total blackout. The...

Borno Govt Uncovers Fake IDPs In Maiduguri

The Borno Government has uncovered about 550 fake Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), after conducting headcount of displaced persons at Mohammed Goni College of Islamic...

COVID-19: Gov Fintiri Bans Social Gatherings Of More Than 50 People

Disturbed by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and violation of protocols, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has banned all social gatherings in the...

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...

North-West

NDLEA Arrests 89 People With 2,800 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs In Kebbi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kebbi says it has arrested 89 suspected drug dealers and seized 2, 800 tonnes of illicit...

Katsina Assembly To Convert Television Viewing Centres To Islamic Schools Centres

The Katsina state House of Assembly has begun the process of converting all Television viewing centres across the state’s 34 Local Government Areas into...

Hisbah Bans Use Of Mannequin To Display Clothes In Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Board has banned the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners. The Commander-General of the board,...

Man, 20, Drowns In Open Water Well In Kano

A 20-year-old man, Hamisu Ahmed, on Saturday drowned in an open water well at Samegu behind Sahad, Kano State. This is contained a statement issued...

Gov. Ganduje Says Land Registration Will Boost IGR

The Kano State Government has said that the existence of Systematic Land Titling and Registration (SLTR) will boost Internally General Revenue (IGR) in the...

South-East

Umahi Suspends 5 Permanent Secretaries For 6 Months

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Wednesday suspended five permanent secretaries in the state civil service for six months over alleged lack of commitment...

Ikpeazu Signs Water Bill Into Law

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Tuesday signed the Abia State Water Bill into law to facilitate the  state government efforts in  providing  affordable...

Imo Police Confirm Owerri Robbery, Debunk Fire In Assembly Complex

The Imo Police Command has confirmed Sunday’s robbery attack on motorists in Orji area of Owerri, which left four persons with bullet injuries. The command’s...

Abia Govt. Announces Death Of Deputy Chief of Staff

Abia State government has announced the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu. According to a statement by...

Stop Planned Demolition Of Okorocha’s Properties, Imo Govt Urged

Ms Zainab Mohammed, Adviser to Sen. Rochas Okorocha on Public Affairs, has called on the agents of Imo Government to stop the planned demolition of properties...

South-West

Alao-Akala, Dare Applaud Late Ajimobi’s Legacies

Former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State and Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, have applauded the late former Governor of...

Osun To Feed 570,000 Vulnerables Via Food Support Scheme – Oyetola

*No government has embraced us like Oyetola - Ohaneze Ndigbo The government of the State of Osun has said that a total of 570,000 poor...

Fayemi Suspends On-going Teachers Recruitment In Ekiti

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has suspended the ongoing teachers recruitment exercise over economic crisis posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The governor directed...

Osun: Police Intensify Manhunt For Gunmen Who Attacked Travellers on Ibokun-Osogbo Road

The Police Command in Osun says it has intensified manhunt to arrest gunmen who attacked travellers on the Obokun-Osogbo road at Ajebandele Village, Obokun...

Ekiti LG Chair Warns Traders Against Hawking On Roadsides

The Chairman of Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti, Mr. Sola Olominu on Wednesday told traders in the area to stop selling their goods...

South-South

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...

Asaba Airport Concession To Fetch N80bn, Says Official

Delta Government says the Asaba Airport Concession will fetch more than N80 billion revenue at the end of the 30-year period. Prof. Sylvester Monye, Senior...

Delta Govt. To Revoke Cs of O Of Undeveloped Plots In May – Commissioner

Delta Government says it will, by May, revoke the Certificates of Occupancy (Cs of O) of undeveloped plots issued in the last two years...

Editorial

Sports

Tokyo Olympics: Basketball Fans Express Disappointment With France’s Victory Over D’Tigress

Some basketball fans have decried the poor performance of Nigeria’s senior national women’s team, D’Tigress, for losing to the French National team, 87-62, at...

AFN Awaits Further Details From AIU On Okagbare’s Doping Rule Violation

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is in the process of obtaining the relevant details of the announcement of a doping violation...

Tokyo 2020: D’Tigers Of Nigeria Out Of The Olympic Games

Nigeria’s D’Tigers are out of the basketball event of the Olympic Games after losing to Italy 80-71 on Saturday in Saitama. It was the third...

Blessing Okagbare Suspended For Doping, Out Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nigerian top athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been “provisionally” suspended for doping on Saturday. The Athletics Integrity Unit made this known in a press statement, saying...

Lobi Stars FC Suspend 3 Players

The management of Lobi Stars Football Club has approved the indefinite suspension of three of its players. A statement by the club’s Head of Media,...

World

Wikileaks Founder Assange Loses Ecuadorian Citizenship

A court has revoked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s Ecuadorian citizenship. Administrative errors were made when citizenship was granted to Australian-born Assange in 2017, newspaper El...

Lebanon Names Billionaire Businessman PM To Tackle Economic Woes

Following consultations with the various parliamentary blocs on Monday, Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, designated a new premier to deal with the country’s economic hardships,...

Vaccinated White House Official Tests Positive For COVID

A vaccinated White House official has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, adding that the person had not had contact with President...

Russia Expresses Commitment To Resuscitation Of Ajaokuta Steel Coylll

Russia has restated its commitment to the resuscitation of Nigeria’s Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Vershinin, disclosed this at...

South Africa Deploys Soldiers Amid Protests Against Zuma’s Sentence

The South African government said on Monday it was deploying soldiers in two provinces immediately as violent protests continued in response to the jailing...

Health

COVID-19: Nigeria Registers 1,683 Cases In 3 Days As Infections Surge Again

Nigeria has recorded more than 500 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the third time on Friday as the government struggles to deal with...

COVID-19 Cases surge To Highest In Over 4 Months With 404 Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 404 additional COVID-19 infections and zero COVID-19 related deaths were registered in Nigeria on...

World Hepatitis Day: Undiagnosed, Untreated Hepatitis Kills 124,000 Africans annually, Says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says more than 124,000 Africans die each year as a result of undiagnosed and untreated hepatitis. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO...

Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the country’s COVID-19 active cases now stand at 4,180, with majority of the infected...

Expert Advocates Regular Drinking Of Water For Body Function

A Medical Practitioner, Dr. Iredia Osunde, has advised people to keep the body hydrated by drinking water regularly to enable the body to function...

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

Jaruma: Why Kayan Mata Can’t Work On Obi Cubana

Popular sex therapist, Jaruma, as well as Kayan Mata merchant, Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, has revealed why the product can’t work on Nigerian businessman, Obi...

MY OBA EXPERIENCE

Hey guys, for the past few weeks or so, I had been sharing my opinions on the goings-on in Nigeria. I think it’s time...

Yomi Fayibi and his ‘movie’

Hi guys, can we get serious this week? Let’s leave the whole easy breezy vibe here and talk about something serious for a minute....

CHIDINMA AND SUGAR DADDIES

The major recent trending story has been the 21 year-old- girl who killed her 50 year-old sugar daddy. Her name is Chidinma Ojukwu, a...

Father’s Day: Why Celebrity Single Mothers Should Leave Irresponsible Fathers Alone

Father’s Day was this past Sunday and your faves were at it again. Father’s Day as the name implies is set aside to celebrate...

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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