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First Bank Launches Single-digit Loan For Female Entrepreneurs

First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. has announced the launch of the FirstGem fund (FirstGem loan) a single-digit loan scheme, targeted at female entrepreneurs. Mrs Folake...

MTN, NCC To Rollout 5G August 24

Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that it would roll out 5G network by Aug. 24. The mobile Operator disclosed this at the 90th edition of the...

N589bn Collected As VAT In Q1 2022 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that on the aggregate, Value Added Tax (VAT) collection stood at N588.59 billion in the first quarter...

Stock Market Remains Bullish, Capitalisation Gains N1bn

The Nigerian stock market extends its bullish run to close at N28.719 trillion from the N28.619 trillion recorded on Monday, an increase of N1...

Titan Trust Bank Completes Takeover Of Union Bank

Union Bank Plc on Thursday said it had completed its core investors’ sale of a majority shareholding to Titan Trust Bank Ltd., a subsidiary...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: How Governor Emmanuel Pays Personal Loan with State Funds

Postscript: The NEXT EDITION newspaper has launched an investigative series called, “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul,” as part of its accountability and transparency project,...

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...

Opinion

THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION

PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION: INTERESTS AND INTRIGUES THAT SHAPED THE 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE About eight years after the 2014 National Conference a thought...

AS DOLLARS ELECTED, CREATED MANNEQUINS AT PARTY PRIMARIES

While touring Northern Nigerian provinces in the 1950s to canvass for votes, Ahmadu Bello, the great-great grandson of Uthman dan Fodio and Premier of...

THE FALLACY OF FIGHTING FOR GOD

1. Nigeria is a very religious nation where citizens are so ‘committed’ to God that they are eager and quick to kill in his...

SENATOR GODSWILL AKPABIO’S PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION SPEECH:

TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE OUR STORY A Statement of intent to contest for the Presidency of Nigeria by Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON. “My dear Compatriots, determined...

INEFFABLE

There is chaos! In the South East; there is chaos, Our songs are bitter, shops closed and roads left for vultures. The inhabitants are being brutalized and...

Politics

INEC Commences Mock Accreditation Ahead Osun Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday commenced a two-day mock accreditation in Osun, ahead of the July 16 governorship election in the...

Chijioke Edeoga Emerges New Governorship Candidate Of Labour Party In Enugu

Mr. Chijioke Edeoga on Saturday emerged the new gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party (LP) replacing the earlier candidate, Mr. Casmir Agbo. The State Chairman of...

Abia APGA Disowns Okorie, Njoku, Pledges Loyalty To Oye’s Leadership

The Abia chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says the founding National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, is no longer...

Police Invade Suspected IPOB/ESN Hideout In Ebonyi, Kill 1

The Police Command in Ebonyi says it has raided the Indigenous People of Biafra/ Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) suspected camp, killed one and arrested...

Benue 2023: Only God Can Remove Alia As APC Candidate… Agada

While the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State awaits the affirmation of its 2022 Governorship Primary Elections, the state chairman, Austin Agada, has...

Features

Lagos Residents Call For Stiffer Measures To Check Underage Access To Hotels, Alcohol

Lagos residents have called for stiffer measures to check the growing trend of underage persons being allowed access to hotels, alcohol and drugs. A cross-section...

 How Influential Politicians Are Getting Away With Corruption — Falana

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has condemned “the manipulation of the justice system to favour influential politicians facing corruption charges in Nigeria.” Falana stated...

Conflict Mgt: Persuasion, Social Intelligence Skills Training, A Prerequisite for Individuals, Groups, Organizations — Experts

Some experts say individuals, groups and organizations require special trainings on persuasive strategies, social intelligence skills, among other principles, to assist them in managing...

Compensation Wahala: How Obasanjo Acquired His Farmland in Benue

Last weekend, a farm belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in Benue state was burnt by hoodlums suspected to be members of the farming...

Jos Cold Bites Harder Amid COVID-19 Fears

The cold weather in Plateau state has become more intense, causing discomfort and fears among residents amid COVID-19 and other related illnesses, reports the...

Columnists

80 Hearty Cheers To Professor Bolaji Akinyemi

One is bound to be tempted to write on different issues today, specifically on those ones that tried men’s souls in 2021, a year...

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...

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North-Central

Benue Finance Boss, David Olofu, Elevated As Distinguished Fellow NIM

The Commissioner of Finance in Benue state, David Olofu, has been elevated to the distinguished grade of fellow of the Nigerian lnstitute of Management,...

Tragedy As Taxi Driver Loses Control, Kills Roadside Traders In Benue

Not fewer than five persons have reportedly died and many injured after a taxi driver lost control and ran into traders and buyers at...

Troops Neutralise Three Bandits In Benue, Rescue Kidnapped Victim

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, have neutralized three bandits in Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State. The troops also rescued one...

Workers Day: Teachers, Others Lament Non-Payment of Salaries In Benue

As Nigeria commemorates workers day across the nation, workers in Benue state have lamented what they described as debilitating living conditions following non-payment of...

Death of CWO Members: Bishop Anagbe Tasks the Church on Prayers, Says Witches not Responsible

The Catholic Bishop Diocese of Makurdi Diocese, Most Reverend Wilfred Anagbe has encouraged the church to persevere in prayers and confessions to God hence...

North-East

Wife Of Borno Governor Presents Xmas Gifts To Christian Widows, Less Privileged

The wife of Borno Governor, Hajiya Falmata Umara-Zulum, on Friday donated food items to Christian widows and vulnerable persons in Maiduguri. Distributing the items, Mrs...

Borno Bans Development Partners From Supplying Food, Non-Food Items To Resettled Communities

Borno Government has banned organisations from distributing food and non-food items to resettled communities in the state. The ban was made known in a letter...

Insurgency: Borno To Close IDPs Camps By Dec. 31

Borno State government says it will close all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri, by Dec. 31. The State Governor,...

Zulum Receives Women, Children Who Escaped From Boko Haram Bondage

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday received six women and nine children who escaped from the bondage of Boko Haram terrorists. Presenting the women...

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...

North-West

NUT Chapter Urges Kaduna Govt To Reverse Teachers’ Sack

Alhaji Babangida Sa’idu, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Sokoto State Chapter, has urged the Kaduna State Government to reverse its decision on ...

Fire Claims 2 In Kano – Official

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of one-year-old boy, Sulaiman Usaini, and his mother, 25-year-old Zainab Yusha’u, at Gwarzo Road by...

Police Rescue 97 Persons From Zamfara Forest

Police in Zamfara have secured the freedom of 97 persons from captivity in Shinkafi and Tsafe forest of the state. The Commissioner of Police, CP...

Zamfara APC Governorship Aspirant Killed Along Kaduna/Abuja Highway

An APC governorship aspirant in Zamfara in the 2019 governorship election, Alhaji Sagir Hamida, was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening, a family...

Security Forces Rescue 544 Abducted Persons In Zamfara

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Friday in Gusau said security forces have rescued no fewer than 544 abducted persons in the last two...

South-East

Insecurity: Anambra Demolishes Suspected Kidnappers’ Hideout

The Anambra government has demolished a building, allegedly being used as a hideout for gang of kidnappers in Okpuno-Ifite village, Oba, Idemili South Local...

Enugu CP Says No Cause For Alarm Over Suspected Natural Gas-Induced Fire

Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Lawal Abubakar, has assured  residents and Caritas University community that ‘there is no cause for alarm’ over...

New Year- 4 Die In 2 Auto Crashes In Ebonyi -FRSC  

No fewer than four persons died and several others injured in two separate ghastly auto accidents along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway in Ebonyi on New Year...

NDLEA Warns Against Drug Abuse, Trafficking In Ebonyi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi Command, on Saturday reiterated it commitment to fight against drug abuse and trafficking in the state,...

Monday, November 22, 2021, Is Not A Work-Free Day In Anambra State —Commissioner

Mr. C. Don Adinuba, the Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, has informed all public service workers in the state that Monday, November...

South-West

Lagos Govt. Declares Three Days Of Mourning Over Owo Killings

The Lagos State Government has declared three days of mourning over the killings at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the...

New Alaafin ‘ll Emerge Soon, Says Oyo Govt

Oyo State Government has assured the people of Oyo Town that new Alaafin of Oyo would emerge soon, urging them to be patient. Gov. Seyi...

No Controversy, Lekan Balogun Next In Line As Olubadan Of Ibadan — Ladoja  

High Chief Rasheed Ladoja, the Osi-Olubadan of Ibadan, says High Chief Lekan Balogun, the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland, is the next in line to ascend...

Ogun Rolls Out Strategies To Combat Misconduct In Schools

The Ogun government has mapped out strategies to combat misconduct among students across the state. Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and...

Lagos State Completes Major Interchange Flyover Linking Lagos-Badagry Expressway To Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

Lagos State Government on Wednesday began the final 24-hour construction works on the Alaba Interchange Bridge linking the Lagos-Badagry Expressway to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. A...

South-South

Fish out killers of APC Chieftain Frank-Oputu, Diri urges Police

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has condemned the assassination of Mr. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his...

Medical Doctor Arrested Over Alleged Rape Of Housemaid In Delta

The Police Command in Delta has confirmed the arrest of a medical practitioner, Dr. Christian Osakwe, over alleged rape of his housemaid in Asaba. The...

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...

Editorial

Sports

Tottenham Confirm Richarlison Signing

Tottenham have completed the 60 million pounds (72.7 million dollars) signing of Richarlison from Everton. The Brazil forward has signed a five-year deal at Spurs,...

SPORTSFLAKES: AHMED MUSA’S BELLY INFRASTRUCTURE

Make no mistakes about it, Ahmed Musa is so detached from politics, he makes no noise about his status and is also far poorer...

Wimbledon Day Two Wrap Up: Berrettini, Auger-Aliassime, Serena, Stephens Crash Out

Wimbledon Day two action got underway on a sour note when eigth seed Matteo Berrettini, last year’s runner-up, became the second top player to...

Super Eagles Captain, Musa Donates N100m To 5,000 Widows, Others In Plateau

The Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has donated N100 million to 5,000 widows and other less previleged women in Plateau. Mr. Williams Gyang, a member...

SPORTSFLAKES: PESEIRO AND ECLIPSE OF EAGLETS 2013

There is very healthy rivalry between two powerful World Champions and record breakers, the Golden Eaglets of 2013 and the Golden Eaglets of 2015. Super...

World

Pope Defrocks Retired German Priest After Drawn Out Proceedings

Pope Francis has defrocked a retired priest in relation to repeated cases of sexual abuse perpetrated from 1980s to the early 1990s, the Trier...

Migrants Cannot Be Detained Solely for staying Illegally — EU Top Court

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday said that migrants cannot be detained solely for staying illegally. The ruling by the top court is...

British PM Slams Putin’s ‘Barbarism’ After Shopping Mall Hit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned Vladimir Putin’s “cruelty and barbarism” after a missile strike on a shopping centre in Ukraine left scores feared...

Anger, Tears In South Africa After 21 Teens Likely Accidentally Poisoned In Pub

South African mourners expressed anger and despair on Monday at the death of 21 teenagers in a tavern over the weekend, as investigating authorities...

17 People Found Dead In South African Nightclub – Police

At least, 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday,...

Health

Why Children Are Born With Clubfoot – Therapist

A speech therapist, Maryam Ibrahim-Maifada, says exposing pregnant women to smoky environment can lead to birth defects such as clubfoot. Ibrahim-Maifada said this in an...

NCDC Deplores Misinformation About Monkeypox In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has decried what it described as widespread misinformation about the infection, especially in Nigeria. The Director-General of the...

FG Launches Revised Guidelines For Maternal, Perinatal Death Surveillance

The Federal Government on Tuesday launched the revised guidelines and tools for Maternal Perinatal and Child Death Surveillance and Response (MPCDSR). Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who...

How To Prevent Death From Fibroids – expert

A consultant gynaecologist, Dr. Stanley Egbogu, has warned women against the use of natural remedies for the removal of fibroids. Egbogu who works at Nnamdi...

WHO Confirms 3,200 Cases Of Monkeypox In 48 Countries Including Nigeria

The WHO says Nigeria is one of the countries that have reported cases of monkeypox. It says more than 3,200 cases have been confirmed in...

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

Your Handbag Should Not Define Your Life, Adejumo Tells Ladies

Female Enthusiast and Transformational Coach, Funke Felix-Adejumo, has encouraged women not to allow material things define who they are in life. Speaking to women during...

Valentine’s Day: Does Red Really symbolise Love?

Some memorable days are often symbolised with certain colours and asides Christmas, Valentine’s Day is another special day that sees a spike in the...

‘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...

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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