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World Bank Lifts Aid Embargo, Approves $450 Million Loan For Tanzania

The World Bank has approved a $450 million loan to Tanzania, the bank said on Friday, signalling the release of the first tranche of...

SEC, FCCPC Sign MoU On Merger Review

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, to simplify the...

Shell Loses N202m Daily To Vandals, Oil Thieves – GM

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, Joint Venture says it loses about N202 million daily in revenue to activities of criminals in the...

U.S. Court Discharges NNPC of $2.7bn debt To ESSO

U.S. Southern District Court of New York has delivered judgment in favour of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, against ESSO Exploration and...

Jim Ovia Bows To Pressure, Withdraws From Ongoing World Economics Forum in South Africa

After being severely criticized online for associating with South Africa despite the issues surrounding the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens living there, the...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Untold Story of Atiku Abubakar’s Ancestry, Links with Sokoto Caliphate (Part II)

Close relations, local leaders, family friends and the leadership of the Sokoto Caliphate have condemned the peddlers of the former vice president’s nationality question.

INVESTIGATION: Untold Story of Atiku Abubakar’s Ancestry, Links with Sokoto Caliphate (Part I)

While former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was born in Jada, Adamawa State, his ancestry is rooted approximately 900 kilometres from the North-East state, The...

INVESTIGATION: For years, Dana Received Donations From Nigerians For Illegal Charity

For many years, Dana Air, a domestic airline operator in Nigeria, raised millions of naira through inflight donations to Sri Sai Vandana Foundation, an...

Exclusive: Next Edition Report: Nigerian Army, Benue, Taraba Govts, take action against extortion on highways

The Nigerian military and the governments of Taraba and Benue States have initiated action to tackle the multi-billion naira extortion rings operating along federal...

Exclusive: Next Edition Report: Police Issue Code of Conduct for Checkpoints

The Nigerian Police have issued a Code of Conduct at checkpoints less than a week after The NEXT EDITION published its undercover investigation detailing...

Opinion

Death Of Civility And The Rise Of Rage

Angry mobs have dominated recent images from the streets of South Africa and Nigeria – Africa’s two largest economies. Even within national boundaries,...

Robert Mugabe: How Not To Lead

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts, absolutely.” – Sir John Dalberg-Acton The above quote by the late English Baron, Sir John Dalberg-Acton truly encapsulates the...

Still On Bayelsa Election And Timi

I have come again! After my last article on the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election titled ‘Will Bayelsans Repeat the Mistake of Imo People?’, in...

Anambra: PDP’s Position of Zoning And Its Discontents

Anambra: PDP’s Position of Zoning And Its Discontents

GuberWatch: ‘LET’S ASK OUR GOVERNORS QUESTIONS(2)’

GuberWatch: ‘LET’S ASK OUR GOVERNORS QUESTIONS(2)’

Politics

52 Candidates For Bayelsa Guber Election —INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says 52 political parties and its candidates are ready to participate in the Bayelsa governorship election on November 16. News...

Dino Melaye Rejects PDP Offer To Direct Kogi Guber Campaign

Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, has rejected the offer by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to direct its governorship campaign in...

Benue APC Accuses Tribunal Justices Of Frustrating Appeals

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue state has raised the alarm that the National/State Assemblies Election Petitions Tribunal is frustrating the efforts of...

No Need For Appeal, Support “Next Level” Agenda, Ikanya Tells PDP

Mr. Davies Ikanya, former state chairman, Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday advised the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Presidential candidate, Atiku...

Tribunal Judgement: Wike, Okorocha congratulate Buhari

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has extended his congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT. WIKE,...

Features

Why Power Supply Remains Epileptic In Nigeria – TCN

Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, has said power supply will remain epileptic unless the Distribution Companies, DisCos,...

Buhari’s Ministerial List an Insult to Youths

President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Oladele John Nihi, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of shortchanging the youth. In a statement...

Maharaji Recommends EFCC, ICPC Screening for Ministerial Nominees

Satguru MaharajJi, the founder of One Love sect, has recommended the screening of ministerial nominees by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.

President Buhari Mourns Veteran Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family and friends of veteran sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, who died on Saturday aged 62.

Falana Condemns Proscription of IMN, Says It’s ‘Immoral And Illegal’

Lawyer to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Mr. Femi Falana, has condemned the planned proscription of the group by the Federal Government.

Columnists

Buhari’s Nigeria: One day, many troubles

Buhari’s Nigeria: One day, many troubles

SPORTS FLAKES: DAY LAGOS PLAYED AGAINST NIGERIA

Miracle makers Flying Eagles, got giggling just before their Saudi '89 semi finals game with the United States in Jeddah. Wearing jersey number 11...

Imo: A Word For Okorocha’s Kids

I don’t know how many kids the former governor of Imo State, now the Senator representing Imo West senatorial zone at the NASS, Rochas...

A ‘Bow and Go’ Senate

Senate President Ahmed Lawan repeatedly assured a fearful nation that he would not make a rubber stamp of our country's Senate if elected its...

SPORTS FLAKES: GREAT GOALKEEPERS FROM PITAKWA

The world is still celebrating the heroics of Super Falcons debutant, Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie, who made history Wednesday in the 2-0 victory...

Regional News

North-Central

Ortom Swears In 23 Advisers, SUBEB Members, Pledges To Recruit 5000 Teachers

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has inaugurated 23 Special Advisers as well as Chairman and members of the State Universal Basic Education board, SUBEB. Speaking...

Conflicts: Search Trains Govt Actors On Confliict Transformation, Human Rights

As a way of deepening its peace initiatives in Benue state, an International Non- Governmental Organization, Search for Common Ground, has commenced a three...

100 Days In Office: Benue PDP Congratulates Ortom, Condemns Politicisation of Pensioners Protest

The Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated Governor Samuel Ortom as he clocked 100 days in office in his...

Ortom Calls For Commission Of Inquiry Into Jukun/Tiv Crisis

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government to set up a Commission of Inquiry to look into the lingering crisis...

Ortom Calls For Commission Of Inquiry Into Jukun/Tiv Crisis

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government to set up a Commission of Inquiry to look into the lingering crisis...

North-East

Lamido Adamawa Caution Leaders Against Hate Speech

The Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo, has cautioned past and present leaders to refrain from hate speeches capable of destroying the country. Barkindo made...

Borno Set To Key Into FG’s RUGA Scheme

The Borno Government says it will key into the Federal Rural Grazing Area, RUGA, to curb farmers/herders clash in the state. Gov. Babagana Umara, disclosed...

Gombe EFCC Zonal office convicts 53, recovers over N90m in 7 months

The North-East zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has secured the conviction of 55 corruption-related cases and recovered...

Windstorm Kills 3, Destroys 200 Houses in Bauchi

Yerima disclosed that the victims included two men and a teenage girl while 200 houses were destroyed during the fierce windstorm that was preceded by heavy downpour.

Insecurity: Gov Bindow Says Ban on Motorcycle “Necessary Sacrifice”

Bindow said that he had received several security reports linking the rising security challenges to the use of motorcycles across the state.

North-West

BUK Expels 24 Students Over Fake Entry Qualification

Bayero University, BUK, Kano, said it has expelled about 24 students from the institution for falsification of their entry qualifications. Most of those affected...

Gunmen Kill Businessman in Kebbi, Kidnap Son’s Wife

Gunmen early Sunday morning killed a businessman in Gulma town of Kebbi, Yusuf Garkar-Bore, and abducted his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Aisha Yusuf.

Ganduje Releases N2bn Tuition Fees for Foreign Students

Kano State Government has settled over N2 billion outstanding fees of its students in El-Razi University in Sudan.

Banditry: Villagers Drop Dead Body at Zamfara Govt. House in Protest of Killings

The villagers said that they had been attacked several times by the bandits.

Ganduje Inaugurates Committee on RUGA Settlement to Curb Herders-Farmers Clashes

The committee has three weeks to submit its report.

South-East

Food Crisis: South East Farmers Resolve To Modernise Farming Methods

The Igbo Famers Progressive Union (IFPU) has resolved to modernise their farming methods and production to ensure better yield in the face of...

Odionyenma Did Not Sponsor My Election – Imo Gov.

Odionyenma Did Not Sponsor My Election – Imo Gov.

Emeka Offor donates N8.5m to University Of Nigeria, Nsukka for6 Digital Anatomy Laboratory

Emeka Offor donates N8.5m to University Of Nigeria, Nsukka for6 Digital Anatomy Laboratory

Abia Replies NLC, says We’re Not Indebted to Workers

Abia Replies NLC, says We’re Not Indebted to Workers

Security: MACBAN To Shut Down Livestock Markets In Enugu

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN and Northern Livestock and Perishable Goods Market Traders’ Union have resolved to shut down their...

South-West

PDP Loses Over 1,000 Members In Ogun To APC

Over 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State on Friday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The former...

Insecurity: Ondo To Launch ‘Operation Amotekun’

The Ondo State Government on Thursday said it would launch ‘Operation Amotekun’ to curb the security challenges in the South West Zone. The News Agency...

Gov. Makinde Promises To Complete All Abandoned Projects

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has assured that his government will complete all abandoned projects in the state to ensure that the state...

Sanwo-Olu Completes, Commissions 492-Flat Housing Estate In Igando

Lagos State moved steps further to solving its housing deficit with the inauguration, on Wednesday, of a newly-built Housing Estate by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Sanwo-Olu...

Traders Protest Auction Of Goods By Customs

Traders Protest Auction Of Goods By Customs

South-South

Hoodlums Kill Six-month-old Baby, Two Residents In Edo

Lingering crisis between community elders and a youth leader in Iguadolor community in the Ovia South West local Government Area of Edo State has...

Rivers State Enjoys Peace And Religious Harmony, Says Abdurrazaq Diepreye

Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abdurrazaq Diepriye, has declared that the false reports on the activities of...

I Have Nothing Against Islam – Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike on Sunday said he had nothing against Islam or any faith. Wike spoke while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria...

Youth Development: Nigerian Ambassador to Spain Applauds Governor Wike

The Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Susan Aderonke Folarin, has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for his love for children. She also applauded the...

DPR Shuts 55 Petrol Stations In Port-Hacourt

DPR Shuts 55 Petrol Stations In Port-Hacourt

Sports

SPORTS FLAKES: LAGOS IN KADUNA, OYO IN CALABAR

Quite interesting how some Nigerian sports personalities bore names of states across the country. There are Oyo, Lagos, Imo, Abia as well as Ogun,...

Euro 2020 Qualifier: Erratic England Beat Spirited Kosovo In 8-goal Thriller

England’s march towards the Euro 2020 finals continued but not quite in the manner they might have expected. The Three Lions beat a brave and...

Ronaldo Scores Four Times As Portugal Rout Lithuania 5-1

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals when he scored four times on Tuesday. The goals helped to give the European...

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Babel’s Brace Spurs Netherlands To 4-0 Win In Estonia

Ryan Babel scored twice as a rampant Netherlands claimed a comfortable 4-0 victory over Estonia in their Euro 2020 Group C qualifier on Monday. Memphis...

2020 Qualifiers: De Bruyne Inspires Belgium To 4-0 Rout Of Scotland

Belgium kept their 100 percent record intact in Euro 2020 qualifying Group I with a 4-0 stroll past a disappointing Scotland side at a...

World

44 Bodies Found In Well

Forensic scientists in Mexico have identified 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the...

Ramaphosa Sends Envoys To African Countries Over Xenophobic Attacks

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following...

Die In Hell: Pakistani Pop Singer Threatens PM Modi

A legal action has been initiated against a Pakistani pop star for keeping exotic animals as pets in her beauty salon in Lahore after...

President Trump Confirms Al-Qaeda heir, Hamza Bin Laden Dead

Hamza bin Laden, the son of former Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama, has been killed in a counter-terrorism operation, Donald Trump confirmed. US...

George Michael’s Ex-lover Fadi Fawaz ‘Sleeping Rough On The Streets’

George Michael ‘s ex-lover Fadi Fawaz is believed to be homeless and sleeping rough after leaving a hotel he was staying in. Fadi, 46, had...

Health

Men, More Likely To End Lives Than Women, Says Neuropsychiatrist

Dr. Uchendu Onyedika, a Neuropsychiatrist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, says though more women tend to attempt suicide; men are however, more...

Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Raises Hope Of Improved Access To Quality Healthcare

Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Raises Hope Of Improved Access To Quality Healthcare

Wike Commends United States for Partnering Rivers State to Fight HIV/AIDS

Wike Commends United States for Partnering Rivers State to Fight HIV/AIDS

Stanbic IBTC promotes healthy living, wellness among employees Byline: Next Edition

Stanbic IBTC promotes healthy living, wellness among employees Byline: Next Edition

World Breastfeeding Week: WHO, UNICEF Tell Governments, Employers to Adopt Family-Friendly Policies

World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have called on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that would support...

Fashion

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.

Shawls, Adding Colour to Your Dressing

Interestingly, men too can spruce up their appearance with a shawl.

Fashion Trend: Ankara Wedding Gowns, The New Craze

African fabrics especially the regular Ankara designs have gone one notch higher. They have taken the fashion industry by storm and are somewhat bringing...

Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

Fashion legend, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel’s artistic director has passed on after brief illness.

Lifestyle

Hot Girl Summer Looks: What You Need

It’s a hot girl summer! That’s a slogan going round especially as caption on pictures this summer. The phrase originated with Rapper Megan Thee...

Robert Mugabe, His Sense of Humour

Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, represented different things for different people. To some he was a hero, an icon and to others, he...

Bad Habits That are Good for You

Bad habits are just that - Bad. Some of them, however, can be good for you. While it is not encouraging to develop these...

Mr. Nigeria Bags 5 Talent Awards At Mr. World Grand Finale In Philippines

Mr. Nigeria Bags 5 Talent Awards At Mr. World Grand Finale In Philippines

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)

Relationships

The Pros And Cons of Being Single

The Nigerian culture places a lot of emphasis on relationships and marriage. Humans were meant to procreate so from a biological standpoint, coupling makes...

12 Inspiring Tips on How To Save A Failing Relationship

Couples argue all the time and it’s a natural thing even for long-term relationships. There will always be differences and disagreements but there are...

Sex Toys Are Secret To Successful Marriage -Jada Pinkett-Smith

Sex Toys Are Secret To Successful Marriage -Jada Pinkett-Smith

Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson Marries Longtime Girlfriend Lauren Hashian

Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson Marries Longtime Girlfriend Lauren Hashian

How To Woo a Girl Christian Brother Style 

How To Woo a Girl Christian Brother Style 

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