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BoI Records N39.33bn Profit In 2019, Raises $1.11 bn To Boost Operations

The Bank of Industry (BoI) says it recorded a profit before tax of N39.33 billion for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2019. The bank...

IMF Executive Board Approves Framework For New Round Of Bilateral Borrowing Arrangements

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has approved a framework for a new round of bilateral borrowing by the IMF from Jan. 1,...

NERC Suspends Increase In Electricity Tariff Till July

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has postponed the take-off of the new electricity tariff by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) which had been...

NSE Market Capitalisation Loses N277bn Amidst COVID-19, Weaker Oil Price

Nigerian equities market on Monday opened trading for the week with a loss of N277 billion, amidst weak sentiments in the wake of weaker...

Lockdown: Banks To Maintain Skeletal Services

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted permission to banks to maintain skeletal services during the period of lockdown imposed on some states and the Federal...

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

Oshiomhole At 68: Salute To An Authentic Patriot

Not many, especially living witnesses to the eight-year progressive administration of former Edo State Governor and the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives...

Now, Imo Has Hope

Before Imo state became the Eastern Heartland, it was the Land of Hope. How prophetic! At that time, Hope Uzodimma hadn’t become its governor. He was...

APC Has Not Been Fair To Edo State

In 2016, many Edo citizens had misgivings about the conduct of the governorship elections which led to the declaration of Godwin Obaseki as Governor...

World Kidney Day: Nigerian Govt Needs To Do More For Better Renal Health

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), a debilitating non-communicable condition, affecting nearly 850 million people worldwide, has become a major global concern. Experts fear the silent killer...

AKPABIO: REPOSITIONING THE NDDC

In his continuing effort at delivering a more development-driven Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Muhammadu Buhari on March 10, 2020  inaugurated the Advisory Committee...

Politics

Lockdown: PDP Blames FG, APC Over Warri Killing

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Thursday's killing of an innocent Nigerian by the security operatives in Warri, Delta state. The party also condemned...

Kyari: Governance Structure Has Collapsed – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the governance command structure of the Federal Government has collapsed following the isolation of the Chief...

COVID-19: PDP Suspends Political Activities

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has suspended all congresses, rallies and other large gathering of members of the party across the federation. A statement issued...

Coronavirus: Oshiomhole Shuts Down APC Secretariat

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has announced the closure of the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. He made the announcement while...

COVID-19: INEC Postpones 4 Senatorial By-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the indefinite postponement of the conduct of four senatorial by-elections due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A statement...

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

DOES BUHARI UNDERSTAND THE TIMES?

It is still relevant to avoid reading from the ‘book of lamentation’ concerning Nigeria at this time as I noted here the other day....

‘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...

Regional News

North-Central

COVID-19: Ortom, Abounu, Others Test Negative

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, his Deputy Benson Abounu and Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, David Olofu have all tested negative to Coronavirus. Gov....

Kwara Govt Begins Distribution Of N154m Worth Of Palliative To Residents

Kwara Government has flagged off the distribution of first phase of palliatives for beneficiaries in Kwara Central Senatorial District. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Benue EXCO Members Donate Salaries To COVID-19 Fight

Members of the Benue State Executive Council has resolved that each of them should donate N100,000 every month to the fight against Coronavirus in...

Sen. Gyang Condemns Attacks On Plateau Residents, Urges More Efforts By Police, STF

The Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang (PDP), has condemned the recent attack and killing of 10 people in Bassa Local Government Area of...

COVID-19: Benue Govt Commences Fumigation of Markets

In order to get rid of the dreaded Coronavirus, from Benue State, the state government has commenced the fumigation of markets and other public...

North-East

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...

Anxiety In Bauchi As People Await Gov. Bala Mohammed’s Coronavirus Test Result

Anxiety has gripped the people of Bauchi state as they await the outcome of the coronavirus test conducted on the state governor, Bala Mohammed. News...

Police Apprehend Suspected Child Trafficker, Rescue 23 Children

The Taraba State Command of the Nigeria Police on Monday paraded a suspected child trafficker, Mary Yakubu, who was caught with 23 children. Parading the...

Sokoto Hisbah Records 606 Rape Cases In 2019

The Commandant, Sokoto State Hisbah Commission, Dr. Adamu Kasarawa, said the commission recorded 606 rape cases across the state in 2019. Kasarawa who made this...

North-West

Gov. Zulum Apologises Over His Emotional Outbursts , Shortcomings

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Thursday apologised to Borno citizens over his emotional outbursts and shortcomings while presiding over governance of the state. The...

COVID 19: SOKAPU Commends el-Rufai on Proactive Measures, Wishes Him Quick Recovery

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has commended the government of Kaduna state for the proactive measures taken so far to ensure that the...

Onslaught Against Bandits Gaining Momentum in Zamfara

The renewed onslaught against armed bandits in Zamfara by the military under Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) is gaining momentum and has disorganised the hoodlums. The...

COVID-19: 2 Islamic Clerics Arrested For Conducting Congregational in Kaduna

The Kaduna State government says it has arrested two Islamic clerics for conducting congregational prayers in the state. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and...

COVID-19: Sokoto Gov’t Closes Borders, Constitutes Taskforce Team

The Sokoto State Government has closed all inter states routes into the state from midnight of Friday, March 27 to April 10, as initial...

South-East

COVID-19: Enugu Fire Service Begins Fumigation of Markets, Public Spaces

The Enugu State Fire Service on Thursday commenced the fumigation of major markets and some public spaces in the state in view of the...

Abia CP Confirms arrest of 3 suspected kidnappers in Obingwa

The Police Commissioner in Abia, Mr. Ene Okon, on Saturday confirmed the arrest of three persons suspected to be kidnappers at Obikabia community in...

COVID -19: Abia Govt Trains Disease Surveillance, Notification Officers

Abia Government on Friday said it had trained disease surveillance and notification officers in all the 17 local government areas of the state, to...

COVID-19: Ohanaeze Youth Urges South-East Govs To Close Down Churches, Schools, Others

The apex Igbo youth socio-cultural Organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has urged South East governors to close down churches, public schools and malls particularly...

Uzodinma Appoints 30 New Aides

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, has approved the appointment of 30 new aides comprising 18 more Special Advisers (SAs) and 12 Senior Special...

South-West

Lockdown: Violate Order, Go To Jail, As Oyetola Signs Osun Emergency Prevention

In a bid to enforce the lockdown order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, signed the...

COVID-19: Ooni Shuts Palace

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has closed down his palace as part of measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Ooni, in...

COVID-19: Osun Grants Civil Servants Two-week Leave

The State Government of Osun has told its junior and middle-level civil servants to proceed on two-week leave effective March 24, 2020, as part...

Lagos Closes Ilupeju, Ogunmokun Railway Crossing For Modernisation Project

The Lagos State government will be closing down Ilupeju and Ogunmokun Level Crossing for the laying of new rail track in the area. A statement...

My husband Is A Drunk, Wife Beater – Woman Tells Court

A housewife, Mary Okunade, on Friday prayed an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court for the dissolution of her 25-year-old marriage to Tokunbo, on grounds that he...

South-South

Lockdown: Video On Military Threatening Warri Residents Fake — Delta Govt

Delta Government has urged the public, particularly people of the state, to discountenance video clips on the purported threatening of Warri residents by military...

Alleged Killing Of 28-year Old: Delta Govt Orders Investigation, Calls For Calm

Delta State Government has called for an investigation into the alleged killing of a 28-year-old Joseph Pessu in Warri on Thursday. The State Commissioner for...

Akpan Assumes Office As New Bayelsa CP

The Bayelsa State Police Command has got a new Commissioner of Police (CP), in the person of CP Nkereuwem Akpan. The commands spokesman, SP Asinim...

COVID-19: Edo Speaker Tests Positive

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Frank Okiye, has been confirmed as the index case of Coronavirus in the state. The state Deputy...

Heavy Rain Storm Wreaks Havoc In Calabar

Heavy rain which started by 9:45 pm, in Calabar on Saturday, March 21, has destroyed property and power installations in some parts of the...

Sports

COVID-19: Rangers Int’l FC Extends Break To Two Weeks

The Management of Rangers International FC of Enugu led by the General Manager, Davidson Owumi have extended the break given to its players by...

Infantino Says Football Will Be Totally Different After Coronavirus

Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global body FIFA, Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. “Football...

Sports Flakes: Golden Pilot Justin Eka

Enyimba's jinx breaking CAF Champions League victory in 2003 came to many as a huge surprise. Here was a team that suffered a 6-1...

Wimbledon Canceled For First Time Since World War II Due To Coronavirus Outbreak In UK

The most important Grand Slam tournament of the year is officially off the tennis calendar. In a move that had been signaled strongly over the...

Woods, Mickelson To Play Coronavirus Relief Golf Match With American Football Stars

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play acoronavirus  relief golf match next month with Super Bowl-winning quarter-backs Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, according to...

World

Five-year-old Dies Of Coronavirus In UK

A five-year-old is among the latest reported victims of the coronavirus in the UK, NHS England says. The latest figures show 4,313 people with the...

15 Medics At Egypt’s Cancer Institute Test Positive For Coronavirus

At least 15 medics at Egypt’s main cancer hospital have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and placed under quarantine, an official said on...

Morocco Reports 70 New COVID-19 Cases, 761 In Total

A total of 70 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco late on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the North African...

Coronavirus: China Mourns Covid-19 Victims With Three-minute Silence

China has mourned the victims of the coronavirus outbreak by observing a three-minute silence, bringing the nation to a halt. A day of remembrance was...

Coronavirus: ‘It’s Hard Moment For All Of Us ’, Pope Says In Video Message

Pope Francis on Friday issued a special video message calling on people around the world not to lose faith and to comfort each other...

Health

COVID-19: Rep Tasks Nigerians On Strict Adherence To Guidelines

A federal lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo (PDP, Abia), has called on his constituents and Nigerians to strictly adhere to all...

Coronavirus Spreads Through Air, Lingers In Rooms Formerly Occupied By Patients — Study

The deadly coronavirus can spread through the air and remains contagious for hours, a study has found. The study follows others that have suggested the...

Stop Using Fire Brigade Approach To Run Health Sector, SWEGOP Tells Govts

Few days after the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, Oyo State Council, raised alarm over poor response by Oyo State government...

Nigeria Ranks First Among Countries With Highest TB Burden In Africa – Commissioner

The Commissioner for Health in Taraba, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, says Nigeria ranks first with Tuberculosis (TB) burden in Africa and sixth globally. The News Agency...

WHO Considers ‘Airborne Precautions’ For medical Staff After Study Shows Coronavirus Can Survive In Air

The World Health Organization is considering “airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in...

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

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...

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...

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...

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