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Naira Sustains Fall At Parallel Market

The Naira on Thursday dipped further at the parallel market in Lagos against the dollar. READ ALSO: Alleged Debt: Court Fixes Sept. 30 For Apprentice To...

NITDA Alerts Apple Users Of Spyware

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has alerted Apple device users of a spyware “Pegasus” that affects the products. Mrs Hadiza Umar, the Head,...

N5trillion AMCON Debt: IGP To Direct All AIGs, CPs To Support Recovery Drive

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. Usman Alkali Baba has declared that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) would need the collaboration of...

Fuel Station Owner Decries NUPENG’s Embargo On Fuel Distribution To South-East

A fuel station owner on Sunday in Abuja charged the Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) arm of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas...

Tincan Island Customs Command Generates N320bn In 8 Months

The Area Controller, Tincan Island Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Abdullahi Musa, on Thursday said that the command generated N320.96 billion from January to...

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

PLATEAU OF CRISES AND DEATH

Plateau state is named Plateau for a reason. It is approximately the Centre of Nigeria and the midpoint between Christian and Muslim civilizations in...

AIRPORT LINK BRIDGE: WHERE FASHOLA, SANWO-OLU FAILED LAGOS

I would like to step aside from commenting on cluelessness nurtured by mediocrity in high places in Abuja this week so that we can...

PATASKUM POLEMIC WRITERS AND THE REALITIES OF FIKA EMIRATE IN POTISKUM

The media outbursts authored by the duo of  Mansur Sadiq and Mohammed Khalil, two “latter day” and “recent historians” holding brief for Pataskum Emirate Council, erroneously situated in Potiskum;...

ANAMBRA POLITICIANS AND DETHRONEMENT OF REASONS

Any politician in Anambra State seeking public office who furtively goes all the way from Awka to Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, a distance of...

Alpha Jet Crash: Beyond Celebrating “Aggressor”; The Tragedy That Looms

I hardly know, by any stretch of imagination, why his colleagues  chose to hail him as the “Aggressor.” It should have  been the opposite. Of...

Politics

Lagos APC To Adopt Consensus Candidate For Oct. 2 State Congress

The Lagos State APC Caretaker Committee has reaffirmed the likelihood of employing consensus arrangement to produce the state executives during the forthcoming Oct. 2...

PDP Receives 568 New Members In Kuje

More than 568 members of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kuje Area Council Federal Capital...

APC To Hold State Congresses On Oct. 2

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled its State Congresses for Oct. 2. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee...

Anambra 2021: Ozigbo Says His Candidacy Is Divine

Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship election, has described his candidacy as divine, following...

Group Draws Support For Oyinlola’s PDP Chairmanship

A political group, Ayombo Movement for Good Governance, has canvased support for former Governor of Osun, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, to be the next national chairman...

Features

How Poor Toilet Facilities, Inadequate Water Supply Affect Women in Benue IDP Camp

It was already late in the morning but Awashima, as she shyly introduced herself, could not come out of her makeshift room. Not because she...

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...

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...

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North-Central

Concerned Benue Mothers, Youths Protest Akume’s Attacks On Gov. Ortom

Benue Women under the aegis of Concerned Benue Mothers have protested what they described as "offensive and odious" press conference by the Minister of...

Alleged Corruption: Ortom Slams N60 Billion Suit Against Akume

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has filed a N60 billion suit against the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume at...

Benue Police Rescue Kidnapped BSU Lecturer Three Days After

The Benue state Police Command has rescued a lecturer with the Benue State University, Makurdi, (BSU), Mr. Godwin Kwanga, three days after he was...

Beneficiaries excited as FG Pays Backlog Of Conditional cash Transfer

The Federal Government has started the payment of backlog of Conditional Casher Transfer, under the Household Uplifting Programme to at least 8,000 beneficiaries in...

Benue Agency Laments Poor Attitude of Residents, Warns Against Disease Outbreak

Benue State Environmental and Sanitation Agency (BENSESA) has decried the poor attitude of residents of Makurdi metropolis to the monthly environmental sanitation exercise. Recall that...

North-East

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...

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...

North-West

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...

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...

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

Osun State Assembly Passes Anti-open Grazing Bill

The Osun House of Assembly on Thursday in Osogbo passed the “Osun Animal Gracing Regulation and Cattle Ranches Establishment Bill 2021’’ after its third...

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...

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

SPORTSFLAKES: SHOOTING: MAKINDE WAKES OLURIN

General Adetunji Olurin departed on August 21, 2021 and as funeral preparations were on going, Shooting Stars of Ibadan, propelled by Governor Seyi Makinde...

Elliott Expected To Return This Season After Successful Ankle Surgery

Liverpool midfielder, Harvey Elliott, is expected to play again this season after undergoing successful surgery on a fracture dislocation of his left ankle. The 18-year-old...

SPORTSFLAKES: USIYAN AND HIS SHAKARA

Soccer made Thompson Usiyan a teenage superstar and earned him a place in the Green Eagles. While everyone saw him as the greatest striker...

World Cup Qualifiers: Coach Expresses Confidence In Super Eagles Performance

Ifeanyi Ubah, the Coach of FCT Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Under-15, has expressed confidence in Super Eagles performance and urged them to beat...

Torres Scores Again As Spain Beat Georgia 4-0

Spain responded to their defeat by Sweden with an impressive 4-0 victory over Georgia in Badajoz on Sunday in their latest 2022 FIFA World...

World

Biden, Obama, Clinton Mark 9/11 In New York With Display Of Unity

Three presidents and their wives stood somberly side by side at the National Sept. 11 Memorial, sharing a moment of silence to mark the...

Former UK PM, Blair Warns West To Prepare For Bio-Terrorism Threat

Islamism remains a “first order” security threat and the West should prepare for potential use of biological weapons by extremist groups, former British prime...

Biden Declares End To ‘Forever Wars’ In Afghan Exit

President Joe Biden made a forceful defense Tuesday of his “wise” decision to leave Afghanistan, telling Americans he refuses to send another generation to...

Football Coach Killed In Stadium Lightning strike

A coach at a Bulgarian football stadium was fatally struck by lightning during a friendly match, private broadcaster bTV reported on Monday. Ivan Ranchev, the...

Taliban Denounces U.S. Airstrikes In Afghanistan

Taliban’s senior leader, Abdul Haq Wasiq, denounced the U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan, describing it as a violation of U.S.-Taliban peace deal, local media reported...

Health

Only 2% Of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered In Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Tuesday said more than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered globally, but...

COVID-19: Delta Variant Most Dominant In Nigeria, Says Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that the Delta variant of COVID-19 virus as the dominant strain in the country, requiring...

Cholera: NCDC Reports 46 New Deaths In One Week

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 46 new deaths linked to suspected cholera cases were recorded in the country in the past...

Lagos Records 25 COVID-19 Related Deaths, 401 Infections In 3 Days

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state recorded 25 COVID-19 related deaths and 401 infections from Sept. 9 to...

COVID-19: Male Nurse, 1 Other Die In Edo

The Edo Government has confirmed the death of a 56-year-old male nurse in Auchi General Hospital and one other person of COVID-19. The Head of...

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

‘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...

Eat Healthy Chemicals-free Food To Curb Cancer Spread – Expert

Mrs Olusola Sowemimo, an agro entrepreneur, has advised Nigerians to consume only naturally-grown food, devoid of chemicals, and livestock raised from non-synthetic inputs, vaccines...

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...

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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