Just In

Just In

Top Stories

Business

Oil Drops As Surprise U.S. Stock Build Douse Demand Recovery Hopes

Oil prices slid for a second consecutive session on Thursday as the U.S. industry data showed a steep and surprising build-up in crude stockpiles,...

Coronavirus: CBN Reduces Interest Rate On OFIs Loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reduced interest rates on its facilities through participating Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) from nine to five per...

Equipment Failure: ERA/FoEN Seeks FG, Bayelsa’s Intervention Over Agip Oil Spills

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC)...

Capital Importation Into Nigeria Stood At $5.8bn In Q1–NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the total value of capital importation into the country stood at 5.8 billion dollars in the first...

Nigeria’s GDP Grew By 1.87% In Q1– NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.87 per cent year-on-year in real terms in the...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Official Cover-Up, Poor Testing May Spiral COVID-19 Infections in Akwa Ibom (Part 1)

COVID 19: Official cover-up, poor testing may spiral COVID-19 infections in Akwa Ibom (Part 1) THE Akwa Ibom State Government is not only covering up...

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...

Opinion

Children’s Day: Their Future, Our Future

Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day today. Though all the exhibitions and colours associated with it will be lacking due to the prevalence of Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic...

IPPIS: What exactly is ASUU afraid of?

My views about the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) changed after I bumped into, and read, an article published on an online platform...

Chief Of Staff: Why Gambari, Why Not Him?

In the book of 1 Samuel chapter 8, the Holy Book tells the story of Israelites demanding a king for themselves. In verses 10 to...

ZONING ANAMBRA GOVERNORSHIP: THE ANTITHESIS

For the German philosopher G. W. Hegel, historical progress is the evolution of the Absolute. This evolution follows a definite pattern. A thesis is...

OUR LEADERS ARE OUR PROBLEM, WHAT ABOUT YOU?

All over the world very few political leaders are liked by their countrymen while in office. Most are often seen as being incompetent by...

Politics

Kaduna PDP Suspends Former Senator, Six Others, Expels Two

The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has handed down a six month suspension on a former Senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi and...

INEC To Pilot Use Of Electronic Voting Machines Soon — Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to pilot the use of electronic voting machines at the earliest time possible towards full introduction of...

Kogi Guber: PDP’s Musa Wada Vows To Appeal Tribunal Judgment

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16, 2019, governorship election in Kogi State, Mr. Musa Wada, has said he would...

Financial Autonomy: Speakers Commend Buhari

Speakers of the 36 state legislatures in Nigeria have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the Executive Order granting financial autonomy to...

2023: Don’t Allow S’East, S’South Slip From PDP, Kalu Tasks Party’s Govs

Mr. Emeka Kalu, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, has called on the party’s governors and leaders in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones not...

Features

Lockdown: Some Lagosians Share Their Experiences

Lagos is usually a city on the move, full of activities. The line between night and day is blurred because the city never sleeps...

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...

Columnists

Perspectives On Africa’s Future Amidst COVID-19

Can coronavirus improve Africa’s future? Will the pandemic, codenamed, COVID-19 sink or soar the continent stretched by prodigious problems? These are the questions in the public...

SOUTH-SOUTH /SOUTH-EAST COOPERATION: A LONG WALK TO NOWHERE

By Akpandem James This is not being pessimistic. Anyone familiar with the psychological composition and historical antecedents of the peoples of the South South and...

The Uproar Over Almajiri Deportation

The uproar over the ban and deportation of child beggars, popularly called ‘almajiris,’ by northern governors, reflects the ominous schism in the polity. The destitution...

WHO DID THIS TO US?

Those who are regular on group and interactive social media platforms would be familiar with the phrase used here to headline this piece. It...

Significance Of Oronsaye Panel Report

The report of the 2012 ‘Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies’ also known as the Oronsaye Panel...

Regional News

North-Central

Eid- el-fitr: Imam Bars Worshippers Without Face Masks From Mosque In Nasarawa

Imam Khalud Ibrahim, of JIWIS Central Mosque, Gudi in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, on Sunday sent out worshippers without face masks...

EID-EL-FITIR: Benue Police To Enforce Covid-19 Restrictions

As Muslims mark the Eid-EI-Fitir celebrations following the completion of their Ramadan fast, Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, Garba Mukaddas has ordered the...

Eid-EL-Fitri Patrol: Corps Marshal Approves Massive Personnel Deployment, Urges Collaboration

As a way of ensuring a crash and hitch free 2020 Sallah celebration, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi...

COVID-19: 3 Health Workers Test Positive In Plateau State

Three health workers in Plateau State have tested positive for coronavirus while 18 patients have been discharged after testing negative. The state’s Commissioner for Health,...

Ortom Announces Merger of Technical Sch. With Special Science Sch. Makurdi

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has announced the merger of the Technical School at Benue State University, Makurdi with Special Science Senior Secondary School...

North-East

COVID-19: Gombe Govt Reacts To Protest At Isolation Centre

The Gombe State Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday described the protest staged by some Coronavirus symptomatic patients in the state as “emotional protest.” Dr....

COVID-19: Bauchi Govt Extends Market Opening Hours

Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State on Friday approved the extension of business hours for markets to operate every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from...

Covid-19: Daura Gets Fully-equipped Isolation Centre

As Nigeria battles the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Lottery Trust Fund has built and handed over a fully-equipped Isolation Centre to the Katsina State...

UN Announces COVID-19 Response In Nigeria’s North East

UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), says it has scaled up emergency response measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Internally...

COVID-19: Fulani Group Warns Members Against Unnecessary Movements

As part of measures to avoid the spread of Coronavirus in the country and beyond, Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN), has...

North-West

Katsina Govt Investigates Causes Of Unusual Rise In Death Rate

The Katsina State Government says it is investigating the causes of the unusual rise in deaths being recorded daily across the state. Gov. Aminu Masari...

10 Family Members Test Positive For Coronavirus In Kaduna

Ten members of the same family in Kaduna State have tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this on Friday via his Twitter handle...

Kano State Fire Service Saves 77 Lives, N820m Goods In 1 Month

The Kano State Fire Service on Friday said it had saved 77 lives and property worth N820 million from 108 fire incidents in April. The...

197 Suspected Criminals Arrested In Kano

The Police Command in Kano said it arrested 197 suspected criminals in the state in the past two months. The Public Relations officer of the...

Kano Discharges 16 More Coronavirus Patients

Kano State Government said 16 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from isolation facilities after they tested negative to the virus twice. The state’s Commissioner...

South-East

Ebonyi Police Wade Into Alleged Sexual Exploitation Of 20-year-old By Aunt

The Police Command in Ebonyi said it has begun investigations into the alleged sexual exploitation of a 20-year-old woman in Abakaliki by a yet...

Group Petitions CP Over Alleged Harassment, Intimidation By Monarch In Anambra

Some aggrieved indigenes of Awba-Ofemili, Awka North Local Government Area, Anambra, have petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, against their traditional ruler,...

Enugu Assembly Wants Immediate Demolition, Evacuation Of New Artisan Cattle Market

The Enugu State House of Assembly has urged the state government to immediately demolish and evacuate the New Artisan Cattle market over alleged criminal...

COVID-19: Anambra Sets Up Task Forces At Council, Ward Levels

The Anambra State government has established a COVID-19 Task Force in each of the 21 local governments areas and 326 wards in the state. The...

Gov. Uzodimma Announces Plan To Reposition IMSU

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Saturday disclosed his adminstration’s plan to reposition the Imo State University (IMSU) for academic excellence. Uzodinma announced the...

South-West

3SC FC Skipper Says Gov Makinde, Club’s Management “Doing Very Well”

Omololu Waheed, Captain of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), the Ibadan-based soccer outfit, has commended Gov. Seyi Makinde’s special attention to the football club. A...

Osun Reiterates Determination To Stamp Out Illegal Mining

Osun State Government has reiterated its determination to stamp out illegal mining activities in the state. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who gave the assurance during the...

COVID-19: Akeredolu Lifts Ban On Jumat, Sunday Services, As Another Patient Dies

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has lifted the ban on religious activities in the state, but with restrictions and conditions. Muslims will from this...

ASUU Tackles Ngige, AGF Over Comments On Lecturers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday lashed out at the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, describing his statement...

Oyo Issues Ultimatum To Occupants Of Illegal Structure

Oyo State Government on Tuesday warned occupants of illegal structures and shanties adjoined to UMC Demonstration School, Molete, Ibadan, to remove their valuables and...

South-South

Rivers Approves Review of 2020 Budget

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the review of the 2020 Budget in line with the present economic realities occasioned by the Coronavirus...

COVID-19: Medical Doctor Tests Positive In Bayelsa

A medical doctor has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bayelsa, bringing the number of active cases in the state to two. Gov. Douye Diri confirmed...

Insecurity: Delta To Establish Security Outfit

Delta Government on Tuesday said it had begun moves to establish a security force to check rising insecurity in the state. Secretary to the State...

COVID-19: Delta begins active case search in 6 LGAs

Delta Government on Monday said it had begun active case search in six local government areas in a bid to check community transmission of...

COVID-19: Delta State Government Pays Allowances of Frontline Health Personnel.

As part of measures to improve the welfare of health workers in the frontline on the fight against COVID-19, the Delta State Government after...

Sports

NFF Extends Rohr’s Contract As Super Eagles Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the extension of the contract of Gernot Rohr as coach of Super Eagles. The NFF president, Amaju Pinnick,...

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich With One Hand On League Title After 1-0 Win At Dortmund

Joshua Kimmich’s first-half lob gave leaders Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory at second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday. The slim win closes Bayern...

Bundesliga: Augsburg Win As Coach Returns From Toothpaste Ban, RB Leipzig Go Third

Augsburg won 3-0 at sliding Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga on Sunday as coach Heiko Herrlich made a victorious debut in the dugout. Herrlich was...

41 COVID-19 Deaths Linked To Liverpool, Atletico Champions League Clash

The decision to let Liverpool’s Champions League match against Atletico Madrid go ahead may have “led to 41 additional deaths” due to the coronavirus,...

English Premier League Records 2 More Positive Coronavirus Cases

Two people from two English Premier League (EPL) clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus after a second batch of testing, the Premier League...

World

Coronavirus Deaths In US Top 100,000

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak, figures from Johns Hopkins University show. It has seen more deaths than any other country,...

U. S COVID-19 Deaths Nears 100,000

COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. is nearing the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths, the world’s highest. According to figures released by John Hopkins University...

Key Rwandan Genocide Suspect To Face Extradition Hearing In Paris

One of the world’s most wanted men, Felicien Kabuga, will on Wednesday face an extradition hearing in a Paris court for his alleged role...

Afghanistan Begins Freeing 900 Taliban Prisoners, Urges Truce Extension

The Afghan government said it was in the process of freeing 900 Taliban members from prison on Tuesday, the biggest such release yet. The Government...

FBI To Investigate Death Of Black Man In Minnesota After Arrest

The FBI will investigate the death of a black man in the US state of Minnesota after a video emerged showing a policeman kneeling...

Health

Cholera Outbreak Kills 13

Kenya’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday that 13 people have died due to cholera following heavy rains pounding several parts of the nation. Mutahi...

Onovo Seeks Local Remedy To COVID-19 Pandemic

Mr. Martin Onovo, the 2015 presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), has called for a local remedy to stem the spread of...

COVID-19: Nutrition Society Restates Commitment To Nigerians’ Health

Despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the Nutrition Society of Nigeria remains committed to promoting the health and well-being of Nigerians through adequate nutrition across...

COVID-19: APC Govs, Stakeholders Decry Child Nutrition Crisis

Stakeholders and governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have lamented that the COVID-19 pandemic is driving a wedge on...

COVID-19: CSO Decries Poor Hazard Allowance Paid To Health Workers

Coordinator, Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Dr. Aminu Magashi, has decried the hazard allowance paid to health workers in their fight to contain deadly...

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

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...

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...

Relationships

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...

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...

Videos