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N60bn Printing: PDP Asks Buhari To Sack Finance Minister

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to sack Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, over the alleged printing of N60 billion...

Ganduje, Others Reconcile Dangote, BUA Over Sugar Plant`

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state. This...

NNPC Reiterates Commitment To Renewable Energy Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated commitment to its partnership with the Government of Kebbi on renewable energy projects. The NNPC Group Managing...

Gateway Trade Fair: Dangote Ready To Boost Agric Activities Through Strategic Investments

…Hits Ogun Trade Fair for business partnerships The Pan-African Conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited has reiterated its commitment towards partnering various tiers of governments in...

CBN Suspends Anchor Borrowers Scheme, Others In Agric Loans Agency

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended all loans to the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) amidst widespread allegations...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacres, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen (Part IV)

Conspiracy in high places The NEXT EDITION authoritatively reports that the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and Nigerian security forces ignored multiple warnings about the...

Sokoto workers suffer as revocation, legal tussle stall multi-billion secretariat project

In Sokoto State, many civil servants travel several kilometres between the state secretariat complex and the auxiliary secretariat in Giginya on a daily basis...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacre, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Militia (Part III)

In the first part of its four-part series, The NEXT EDITION had revealed how 136 persons were slaughtered in coordinated attacks by suspected herdsmen...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold story of endless massacres, plunder (Part II)

Tribal groups cry out As the shock over the unending killings in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s North-west continues, Fulani leaders and groups have cried out, saying...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacres, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Militia (Part I)

A massacre too many Nigeria’s government and that of Kaduna State have done very little or nothing to halt the killing, maiming and plundering of...

Opinion

THE ANTI-NIGERIA REBELLION ON IBADAN STREETS

There was an open rally against the entity called Nigeria on the streets of Ibadan on Saturday. The organisers wanted a Yoruba country. That...

WE HAVE LOST OUR INNOCENT

Two weeks ago, I lost a comrade, brother, and friend, Innocent Chukwuma. Innoma, as I called him, was 55, and until a few months...

GOVERNOR BUNI AND THE FRAGILE PEACE OF POTISKUM

Pre and post colonial Nigeria had major cities reckoned for commerce, arts and culture, hospitality, religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence. From Azare in Bauchi...

ODUMAKIN: AN EAGLE’S RETURN FLIGHT

"People's editor, you know Yinka has not done one percent of what he came to this world to do?" His worried wife told me...

Why Hon. Justice Umar Should Resign

If the damning and disgraceful video which went viral on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 is anything to go by, the Hon. Justice Danladi Umar...

Politics

Niger PDP Says ex-Gov. Aliyu Remains Suspended Over Anti-party Activities

PDP in Niger on Tuesday says former Gov. Babangida Aliyu, remains suspended over alleged anti-party activities. Party spokesman in the state, Yahaya Usman, told journalists in...

Congress: INEC Reads Riot Act To Political Parties On Violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will henceforth reconsider its involvement in political parties’ events. The decision according to INEC is to ensure...

Kwankwaso, Babangida Aliyu Not Suspended – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed as false, the purported suspension of former Kano State Governor, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso from the party. In a...

Rivers Polls: RSIEC Declares PDP Overall Winners In 23 LGA’s

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) on Sunday declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the overall winners of the just concluded Local Government...

PDP Minority Leader In Nasarawa Defects To APC

Mr. Danladi Jatau, PDP Minority Leader and member, representing Kokona West Constituency, in Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has defected to the All Progressives...

Features

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...

Pilots Making In-flight Errors Say Pandemic Makes Them ‘Rusty’

A pilot preparing to pull a passenger jet away from an airport gate forgot to disengage the parking brake, damaging a part of a...

Traditional Surrogacy: Who Owns The Child?

Surrogate motherhood refers to a situation whereby a third party female is commissioned to carry a pregnancy on behalf of another couple, delivers a...

COVID-19 Second Wave: Why Cases Are Spiking Despite Awareness

The global community has been hit hard in an unprecedented way by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nigeria and Nigerians have not been spared. Sadly,...

AfCFTA: Examining Nigeria’s Steps Toward One Africa Market

As African Union (AU) member countries start the ‘One African Market’  on January 1, 2021  under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Nigeria stands...

Columnists

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...

Agricultural Innovations Critical To Climate Action

Renewed demands to integrate innovative agricultural systems in climate change initiatives are exigent. This is particularly crucial for Africa, which is disproportionally susceptible to global...

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North-Central

Slain Soldiers: Benue Security Council Arrests Four Persons, Recovers 10 Weapons

Benue State Security Council has disclosed that four persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of soldiers by bandits in Bonta Community...

Benue Govt To Ensure Return Of Peace To Konshisha, Oju Comminities

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that his administration will do everything under the law to ensure that peace returns to warring communities...

Catholic Priest Sponsors 146 Weddings In Nasarawa State

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St John’s Catholic Church, Awe, Nasarawa state, says he sponsored the weddings of 146 couples...

Ortom: Troops Of OPWS Comb Area To Forestall Further Attacks

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), a military operation in Benue State, said it has deployed men to the Tyo-Mu general area to forestall...

I Hate Hearing About Abandoned Projects- Gov. Lalong

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that he hates hearing about abandoned projects and would strive to complete all projects he initiated and...

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

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...

KNSG Refutes Threat To Life Allegation By Kano-based Activist Lawyer

The Kano state government has reacted to claims of threat to life by a legal practitioner and activist, Barr. Sa’ida Sa’ad, who had been...

Abduction: Zamfara Govt Closes All Boarding Schools

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has announced the closure of all boarding schools in the state to prevent activities of insurgents against students. Matawalle made...

Kebbi Govt To Sponsor 300 Medical, Science Students Abroad

The Kebbi State Government says it will sponsor over 300 students to India, Turkey and Cyprus to study Medicine, Health Sciences, Paramedics and Engineering. The...

Kano Govt. Empowers 60 Street Beggars As Ban On Street Begging Takes Effect

The Kano state government has empowered no fewer than 60 women and youths with different entrepreneurial skills, following the ban on street begging in...

South-East

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...

Ebonyi High Court Discharges, Acquits alleged Wife Murderer After 8yrs Awaiting trial

An Abakiliki High Court Thursday discharged and acquitted Mr. Chukwudi Omeh, after his eighth year in the Correctional Centre for allegedly killing his wife,...

Kalu, PDP Chieftain, Tasks Igbo Leaders On Ohanaeze Leadership

As Igbo leaders strategise on the election of new leaders for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Mr. Emeka Charles Kalu,...

National Youths Day: Enugu Govt. Empowers 240 Youths With Vocational Skills

Enugu State Government through its Ministry of Youths and Sports has graduated 240 trainees with start up materials in different vocational skills in the...

South-West

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...

Security: South-West Govs., Traditional Rulers, Others Meet In Ibadan

South-West governors and some first class traditional rulers in the zone have met in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to address the security challenges in...

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: BEWARANG GOT LUCKY WITH 13

For those who associate 13 with stigma, Bitrus Bewarang thinks otherwise. That number keeps his cheer mood glowing for what seemed impossible was achieved...

Death Of Bello Africa’s Best Para-badminton Player Tragic – Kwara Gov.

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Thursday described the sudden death of Africa’s number one para-badminton player, Abdulrafiu Bello, as devastating and painful. The governor,...

Jose Mourinho Sacked By Tottenham

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as head coach of Tottenham, according to Sky Sports News. The club have confirmed the decision in a statement on...

12 Top European Football Clubs Agree To Found New Super League

Twelve top European football clubs have agreed to found a Super League as soon as possible, the clubs announced in a joint statement late...

Chelsea Beat Man City To Secure Place In FA Cup Final

Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday to book a place in next month’s FA Cup final thanks to a second-half goal by Hakim...

World

Ellen Sirleaf Tasks ECOWAS Speaker On Championing Cause Of Women

Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, has called on Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, to intensify efforts in championing the...

Breaking: 8 People Killed In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Indianapolis, Police Say

A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis' main airport Thursday night, killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses...

UN Voices Outrage Over Niger ‘Horrific Killings’

The United Nations has expressed outrage over Monday’s “horrific killings” of no fewer than 58 civilians in neighboring Republic of Niger. Top officials of the...

WHO Reacts To Suspension By some EU countries Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Says It’s Safe To use

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in Geneva on Wednesday that some countries in the European Union (EU) temporarily suspended the use of the...

BREAKING: Tanzanian President John Magufuli Is Dead

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, has died aged 61 from a heart condition, his vice president said in an address on state television Wednesday, after...

Health

COVID-19: 16.6m African children miss measles vaccine doses — WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says about 16.6 million children in Africa missed planned supplemental measles vaccine doses between January 2020 and April 2021...

Early Diagnosis,Treatment Key To Curtailing Tuberclosis- Expert

The Nigeria Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) says early diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) is key to curtailing the disease. Mrs Itohowo Uko,...

Nigeria’s Active COVID-19 Cases Increase By 39- NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the country’s COVID-19 active cases increased by 39, bringing the total number to 7,821. The...

HIV-AIDS Prevalence Rate Drops In Benue From 12.9% To 4.7% – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, (NACA), has announced the drop of prevalence rate for HIV/AIDS from 12.9 per cent to 4.7 percent in...

Denmark Ends Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine For Now Citing Clotting Fears

Denmark is halting the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Danish Health Administration head, Soren Brostrom, said on Wednesday. This is as a result of taking...

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

WHY ARE YOU STILL SINGLE?

Why are you still Single? This is one of the most dreaded questions in a girl’s life. People ask the question in different forms...

Frequent Fruits Intake Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease – Nutritionist

A Consultant Nutritionist, Dr. Mashudat Adams, says frequent intake of fruits will help to lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and...

SEX ON THE FIRST DATE

Would you have sex on a first date? This is an age old question that many have pondered on. Recently, I saw some debate...

Frenemies – Let’s talk, shall we?

Frenemies, according to Wikipedia, that refers to "a person with whom one is friendly, despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry" or "a person who...

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...

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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