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CBN Appoints New Directors, Redeploy Others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the appointment and redeployment of some directors. The development was made known through a statement issued by...

Status Of DisCos: NEC Committee To Invite Memoranda From Nigerians

The National Economic Council (NEC)’s committee on review of the status and ownership of Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), says it will seek contributions from...

Nigeria LNG Signs 10-year Deal With Total

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas has signed a deal with French energy group Total for 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year, the African producer...

KEDCO Losses N52bn Revenue In 2019 – MD

The Managing Director, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Jamilu Gwamna, said the company lost energy supplied to it by regulators worth about N52 billion...

Nigeria Targeting First 70 By 2023 In Ease Of Doing Business — SGF

The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said that Nigeria is targeting being among the first 70 by 2023...

Investigation

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...

Nigerian Military Targeted Journalists’ Phones, Computers With “Forensic Search” For Sources

Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s central office on January 6 when the military arrived looking for...

Opinion

There Is No Justice In The Supreme Court

FOR months now, I have been in a fog. As a newspaper columnist I came to the rather inevitable conclusion that Nigeria is really...

Vision 2023 : Dear President, Before You Stand Down

On January 1, President Muhammadu Buhari broke the new year revelry, with an appeal to all Nigerians. In an uncharacteristic manner, he chose to buy...

Shaka Momodu: A Columnist as Hater-in-Chief – Femi Adesina

For many years, week after week, Shaka Momodu opens the sewers, and pours vitriol on President Muhammadu Buhari on the back page of Thisday...

Sefi Atta Writes An Open Letter to Aisha Buhari

Dear Aisha Buhari, Last Christmas in Lekki, Lagos, where I live, I saw a street beggar and I thought about you. She sat on a pavement...

Sale Mamman: Taking The Right Steps In Nigeria’s Power House

Have you met the Honourable Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman? I have and nothing has made me more confident that President Muhammadu Buhari...

Politics

Akwa Ibom Rerun: Igini Is A PDP Agent – APC Youth Leader

The Akwa Ibom State Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Stephen Ntukekpo has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent...

Supreme Court Ruling: Ortom Dedicates Victory To God, Reaffirms Confidence In Judiciary

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has dedicated his victory at the Supreme Court to the glory of Almighty God. Gov. Ortom who spoke to journalists...

Supreme Court Verdict: We Accept It In Good Faith — Jime

The Candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State in the 2019 governorship election, Mr. Emmanuel Jime said he has accepted the Supreme...

Benue PDP Congratulates Ortom Over Victory At Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Benue State Chapter has congratulated the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, over his victory at the Supreme Court earlier on...

Ohiminin Supplementary Election: INEC Fixes Jan. 25, Assures Of Credible Assembly Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 25, for the supplementary election for Ohiminin state Constituency in Benue State with a pledge...

Features

Will You Marry Your Best Friend’s Ex?

Relationships can be a lot complicated especially with different backgrounds, colours, races and culture. Love comes in strange ways, sometimes unexpectedly. Well, let's say love takes...

Customs Seizes N500m Goods In Kwara

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it had seized goods worth over N500 million from smugglers across the borders in Kwara from Aug....

New Management Uncovers N1.3tn Contract Scam In NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Acting Executive Director Projects and Chairman Contract Verification Committee, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said his committee has uncovered a...

Unbundling Mass Communication: Stakeholders Express Different Views

The National Universities Commission (NUC) recently announced the unbundling of Mass Communication. This means that Mass Communication will no longer be a single degree course...

Herder/Farmer Conflicts: Stakeholders Count Gains After One Year Of Search Operations In Benue

Benue began to meet under the auspices of Peace Architecture Dialogue, PAD, and Community and Security Architecture Dialogue, CSAD, stakeholders say peace has begun...

Columnists

‘AGAGU: HOW YAR’ADUA AND JONATHAN BEGAN TECHNICAL INJUSTICE’

‘Many of the greatest crimes in history were caused not by hatred, but rather by indifference. They were caused by people who could have...

Sickle Cell: A Mother’s Crossover Cries – And Prayers

A dictionary’s definition of crossover is  “a point or place of crossing from one side to the other.” Every December 31st, at midnight, we...

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to...

Story Of The Vanishing Loaf: How To Kill A Local Company

I met him three or four years ago. We were introduced by a mutual friend sickened by the story. What struck me about this...

Laolu Akande: The Supplanter Comes Full Throttle — Festus Adedayo

I ordinarily do not rejoind rejoinders to my pieces. My philosophy is that, the same freedom I enjoy to air my views is same...

Regional News

North-Central

Plateau Records 5 Cases Of Lassa Fever – Commissioner

The Plateau Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, on Friday confirmed five cases of Lassa fever in the state. Ndam told News Agency of Nigeria...

More Reactions Trail Supreme Court Ruling In Benue Guber

More reactions have continued to pour in over the Tuesday's Supreme Court Judgement which upheld the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom at the 2019...

FG Begins Distribution Of Cooking Gas to 13,000 Rural Women In Nasarawa

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Nasarawa state commenced the distribution of cooking gas to 13,000 rural women across the state as part of...

Gov. Lalong Approves Layouts For Servicemen In Plateau

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has approved layouts for serving and retiring officers and men of the Nigerian Army in the state, the Commissioner...

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Benue Govt. Still In Talks With Labour

Benue State Government has said that negotiations between her and labour unions on implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage have not yet been concluded. The...

North-East

Assailants Kill Journalist In Adamawa

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of a journalist, Mr. Maxwell Nashan. Until his death, the young reporter worked with the...

Immigration Service Inaugurates Operational Base In Daura

The Nigerian immigration Service (NIS) has inaugurated N145 million worth forward operational base to enhance border security in the area. Ahmed Baban Dede, the Controller-General...

Customs Raid Mubi Market For Foreign Rice

Comptroller of Customs, Kamardeen Olumoh on Friday led Officers and men of the Adamawa/Taraba Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on a raid at...

Kidnap Victim Leads Police To Arrest Kidnappers

A suspected kidnapper in Gombe State, Ibrahim Ahmadu, has been arrested by the police in Gombe through the assistance of his victim. Ahmadu who was...

Gunmen Allegedly Kidnap Justice Ministry Director, School Principal, Three Others In Adamawa

Unknown gunmen have allegedly abducted the Director of Litigation, Adamawa State Ministry of Justice, Samuel Yaumande, a school principal and three others. SAHARA REPORTERS reports...

North-West

Kaduna Agency Honours 15 Taxpayers For Timely Remittance

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has honoured 15 taxpayers for the timely filing of their tax returns. Dr. Zaid Abubakar, the Chairman of...

Smuggling: NIS Intercepts 42 Bags Of Foreign Rice At Kankara

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted 42 bags of foreign rice at Kankara axis of Katisna State. The Service Public Relations Officer...

Committee On Drugs Intercepts 145 Cartons Of Expired Drugs In Kano

Kano State Joint Task Force Committee on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs under the Ministry of Health has intercepted 145 cartons of expired drugs. This was...

Fire Guts Sokoto Market

The Sokoto Fire Service has confirmed a fire outbreak that gutted part of the old market in Sokoto. The Head of Operations in Sokoto Fire...

Katsina Assembly Member Donates N3.6m Instructional Materials To Constituents

Mr. Nasir Yahaya, a member representing Daura constituency, Katsina House of Assembly on Saturday donated teaching materials worth N3.6 million to his constituency. Yahaya, who...

South-East

Abia Police Arrest Pensioners During protest Against Non-payment Of Pension Arrears

Police in Abia on Thursday arrested two pensioners in Umuahia for allegedly organising a protest in Umuahia against alleged state government’s failure to pay...

FRSC Confirms 3 Dead, 1 Injured As Vehicle Rams Into Tricycle In Onitsha

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, confirmed that three persons died in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a tricycle on...

Abia Introduces Central Promotion Examination In Schools

The Abia State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Kanelechi Nwangwa, on Monday disclosed that plans were underway to introduce central promotion examination for schools in...

Lassa Fever Outbreak Hits Abia communities

The people of Avonkwu, Olokoro in Umuahia South local government area of Abia State were last week thrown into panic as Lassa fever outbreak...

Ebonyi APC Wants Umahi’s 100% APC Claim Investigated

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State on Friday said the claim by Gov. Dave Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that...

South-West

Oyo State NUJ Announces Death Of Popular Broadcaster, Ronke Fajemirokun

Mrs. Ronke Fajemirokun, a renowned broadcaster with Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state BCOS is dead. According to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo Council...

Amotekun: We’ll Provide The Legislative Support – South West Speakers

Speakers of Houses of Assembly in the South West Zone have said they will provide legislative support for Amotekun, the security outfit set up...

Police Confirm Murder Of Popular Traditional Medical Expert, Yusuf Oko Oloyun

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the murder of popular traditional medical expert Fatai Yusuf (Aka Oko Oloyun). Yusuf was killed by yet to...

Lassa Fever: Akeredolu Laments Scourge

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed concern over the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country in general and Ondo in particular. In...

Sanwo-Olu Names Five New Permanent Secretaries

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries for the state's public service. According to a statement issued...

South-South

C/River Gov’t Assures Of Timely Completion Of General Hospital Calabar

The Cross River Government has reiterated its commitment to complete the ongoing renovation work at the General Hospital in Calabar. The State Commissioner for Health,...

Delta Assembly Passes Delta State Judiciary Fund Management Bill

The Delta legislature on Thursday passed Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy ) Bill, 2019. The passage of the bill followed a report earlier...

Police Arrest Notorious Female Delta Robber

A special team of the Delta State Policemen Command “Safe Delta” has arrested a female, Bella Lucky and two men, belonging to an armed...

5,070 Suspects Arrested In 2019 For Crimes In Edo- Police Commissioner

The Edo Police Command on Saturday said that it arrested no fewer than 5,070 suspects for various crimes in 2019. The Commissioner for Police (CP)...

DPO Allegedly Assaults, Strips Mercy Naked, Arrest Widowed Mum

A 20-year-old girl, mercy komodo has accused the Divisional Police Officer in Ekpan, Delta state, SP Asanayin Ibok, of stripping her naked over disagreement...

Sports

Australian Open: Serena Makes Third Round Exit

Serena Williams suffered her earliest exit from the Australian Open in 14 years on Friday, falling to China’s Wang Qiang in a stunning third...

Djokovic Puts On Serving Masterclass To Breeze Past Nishioka

Champion Novak Djokovic put on an impeccable serving display against Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka to canter to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win in the third...

THERE WAS NO SOCCER IN BIAFRA

War leaders Yakubu Gowon and Emeka Ojukwu were active sportsmen during their stay in England. The Nigerian was a good boxer, played soccer and hockey....

Tranmere Rovers Oust Watford To Face Manchester United In FA Cup 4th Round

Tranmere Rovers substitute Paul Mullin scored an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over English Premier League (EPL) side Watford on Thursday. The goal was...

Minister Gives NFF 2 Weeks To Relocate To New Office Complex

Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to fast track the process of relocating to its...

World

Huge Rally As Iraqis Demand US Troops Pull Out

Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, to demand that US forces leave Iraq. Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier...

China coronavirus: Death Toll Rises As More Cities Shut Down

China has widened a lockdown in Hubei province – the centre of the coronavirus outbreak – as the death toll climbed to 26. At least...

WHO Committee Says Coronavirus Not A Global Emergency

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said novel coronavirus is not a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Several members of the WHO Emergency...

‘Birth tourism’: US Unveils New Rules For Pregnant Visa Applicants

The US Department of State has unveiled new rules to deter pregnant women from travelling to the US to give birth. The policy takes effect...

Three Americans Dead After Fire fighting Water Bomber Crashes In Rural Australia

Three American crew members have died in Australia after an air tanker crashed in the state of New South Wales, where fires continue to burn...

Health

BREAKTHROUGH: Israeli Scientists Discover Alternative To Kidney Transplant

Millions across the world in need of kidney transplant may have help coming their way, as Israeli researchers have discovered a method to rejuvenate...

6 Good Sources Of Vitamin D For Vegetarians

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for optimal health. It helps your body absorb calcium and maintain adequate...

Sex lowers risk of early menopause – Scientist

A study conducted on almost 3,000 women in the United States, has revealed that women who have sexual activity weekly or more frequently -...

Nutritionist Warns Public Against Consumption Of Non-Iodised Salt

A Clinical Dietitian, Moses Okolie, on Tuesday warned the public against the consumption of non-iodised salt to prevent goitre and other throat diseases prevalent...

Mosquito Sterilization Offers New Opportunity To Control Chikungunya, Dengue, And Zika- WHO

A technique that sterilizes male mosquitoes using radiation will soon be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as chikungunya,...

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

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...

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...

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks, stroke

Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from...

Miss South Africa Crowned 2019 Miss Universe

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019. The 26-year-old beauty queen beat 89 others during the pageant held in Atlanta. She was crowned...

6+ Benefits Of Drinking Warm Water On An Empty Stomach

Water is essential for all life on Earth, and a critical component in healthy living. Still, many people are not getting enough water, which...

Relationships

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...

Tips on Dating A Single Dad

Dating a single dad especially one who’s very involved in his kids’ lives isn’t the same as dating a regular guy. Single dads are their...

Ways To Show Your Boyfriend You Care

Figuring out how to show love to your boyfriend can be difficult. Every person is different. Some people like you to show them through...

Ways To Show Your Girlfriend That You Care

When a man truly loves a girl, he'd do anything in the world just to make her happy. He’d make every effort and grab...

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