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Crude Oil Prices Record Gains, As Iraq Pledges To Curb Crude Oil Production

Crude oil prices soared higher on the first trading session of the week. This is as Iraq, a leading OPEC member, disclosed that it would...

Our Stamp Duty Account Is Not Illegal- NIPOST Replies FIRS

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has denied claims by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) that it operates an illegal stamp duty account. According to...

CBN Adjusts Official Exchange Rate To N379 To The Dollar

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has adjusted the official exchange rate to N379 to the dollar. The official exchange rate had remained at N361...

Edu360 Partners Awarri To Discover Next Robotics Legend

Union Bank, through its education platform Edu360, has entered into partnership with Awarri, a pan-African technology company, to launch The Next Robotics Legend initiative. The...

Trump Gives US Firms Deadline To End Links With TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump has told US firms they have 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok and WeChat, claiming the Chinese apps are...

Investigation

Organ Harvesting Industry Booms In Lagos As Probe Deepens •How kidney merchants in Lagos recruited us —Victims

SUBAIR MOHAMMED fortuitously broke into the circle of a kidney-harvesting syndicate operating from Lagos to India. The members connect through a password, ‘Life-Giver’. His...

Sahel: Soldiers Rampage Through Villages Killing People Under Guise of Anti-Terror Operations

Nearly 200 people including IDPs unlawfully killed or forcibly disappeared between February and March 2020. Arbitrary arrests sweep up dozens at a time,...

INVESTIGATION: Official Cover-Up, Poor Testing May Spiral COVID-19 Infections in Akwa Ibom (Part 1)

COVID 19: Official cover-up, poor testing may spiral COVID-19 infections in Akwa Ibom (Part 1) THE Akwa Ibom State Government is not only covering up...

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...

Opinion

ISMAILA FUNTUA: WHY ABUJA WON’T FORGET HIM

It has been gratifying to note that nothing has taken any steam out of the controversial story of the rechristening of the NUJ house...

INEC’s New Election Viewing Portal Is Great But….

One does not have to be critical of Nigeria’s electoral commission to loathe the fact that Nigeria has never had a free and credible...

WHY WE NEED TO CALM DOWN

There’s this hilarious video that went viral recently. A boy had offended his mother, and was about to get a beating. Tearfully, even before...

IMC, NDDC AND THE RUTHLESS EXPEDIENCY OF FALSE FIGURES

As the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) continues to make headlines on a matter that was initially alleged...

FIRS: Paying Taxes Is Not The Problem

In the face of dwindling revenue from oil, it is not surprising that the federal government is shifting attention to the non-oil sector to...

Politics

Alex Otti To declare For APC August 14

The Abia governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 and 2019 elections, Dr. Alex Otti has met with the...

Congress: PDP Elects 39 Party Executives In Bauchi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bauchi chapter, has re-elected its former state chairman, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam, during the party’s state congress held on Saturday. Amb....

I Won’t Support A Northerner As President In 2023 –El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said on Saturday he would not support a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai stated this...

Benue PDP Congress: Abba Moro Calls For Idoma Governor Come 2023

Senator Representing Benue South Senatorial District (Zone C), Abba Moro, has called on their Tiv brothers from Zones A and B to support the...

Atiku, Saraki, Others Mourn Sen. Kashamu

Friends and colleagues have expressed shock and sadness over the sudden demise of Senator Buruji Kashamu on Saturday. Among those who took to the social...

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

The Raging Battle Over ‘Humble’ Chloroquine

For over 70 years, chloroquine, has been used, as a first-line drug for malaria treatment. The cheap and generally safe medication for mosquito-borne Plasmodium falciparum,...

Where Is Africa In The Race For COVID-19 Cure?

The world is racing to find a cure for coronavirus. But where is Africa, in this race? Sadly COVID-19 cases are accelerating in the continent....

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: ‘THEATRE OF THE ABSURD’

On Sunday July 12, 2020 it was announced that the Federal Government has officially handed over the National Arts Theatre Complex at Iganmu, Lagos,...

Can The World Prevent Another Zoonotic Pandemic?

The likelihood of another pandemic looms large. Top scientists harp on this inevitability. But can the world prevent another health disaster, or combat its humongous toll? This...

WE SHOULD STOP GLORIFYING INANITIES

Chief Asara Asara, a South-South political chieftain and federal government delegate to the 2014 National Conference can never be forgotten in a hurry by...

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North-Central

Court Orders Yahoo Boys To Sweep University Dept., Sec. School For Three Months

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin on Friday, August 7, convicted and sentenced the duo of Akinola Opeyemi and Owolabi Olajide...

I Am Not Leaving PDP For APC … Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said he has no plans to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

World Day Against Human Trafficking: NAPTIP Rescues 810 Victims, Secures 22 Convictions In 7 Years

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Makurdi Zonal Command, said on Monday that it has rescued a total number of...

Electricity: Ortom Inspects 60 Transformers For Distribution To Communities In Benue

Relief will soon come the way of many residents in Benue State as Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the distribution of transformers to various...

Repentant Bandits In Ukum LG To Be Reintegrated Into The Society – Ayua

The Chairman, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, Mr. Stevie Ayua has said that bandits in the local government who have genuinely repented,...

North-East

Banditry: Katsina Returning To Normalcy – Govt

The Katsina State government said on Saturday that the state is fast retuning to normalcy, especially in the rural communities affected by banditry. It attributed...

COVID-19: Gombe Govt. To Spend N2b On Youth, Women Empowerment

Gombe State Government said on Thursday that it has earmarked N2 billion to empower youths and women across the state. The Commissioner for Finance and...

Terrorist Attack: NGF Expresses Solidarity With Zulum, Borno State

Governors on Monday declared their solidarity with Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State over the recent attack on his convoy by the dreaded terrorist...

Press Centre Fracas: Bauchi NUJ Bans Media Coverage Of APC Youth Wing

The Nigeria Union of Journalists( NUJ) Bauchi state council has banned media coverage of all activities of the Youth Wing of the All Progressives...

Yobe Govt Acquires 103 Tractors, 7,500 Metric Tonnes Of Fertiliser

Gov. Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe says the state government has bought 103 tractors and 7,500 tonnes of NPK fertiliser to be distributed to farmers...

North-West

Kano Traffic Agency Bans Long Vehicles From Offloading Goods During The Day

The Kano Road and Traffic Agency has prohibited long vehicles from off loading goods during the day along some roads and in some markets...

COVID-19: Jigawa CJ Directs Reopening Of Courts

The Jigawa Chief Judge, Justice Aminu Sabo, has directed all courts across the state to reopen for normal judicial activities. Ag. Director, Administration and Publicity...

Flood Wrecks Havoc In Kafanchan

Four communities in Kafanchan, headquarters of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Thursday were flooded following a downpour. The affected communities are Ungwan...

Badaru Signs Revised 2020 Budget

Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has assented to the revised 2020 budget, with a pledge to stick to financial discipline and implementation...

Attacks: El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Two LGAs

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jemaa and Kaura local government areas of the state following the rising...

South-East

Imo Lawmaker Petitions IGP, Says Assassins After His Life

The lawmaker representing Oguta state constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Frank Ugboma, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu,...

Soludo’s Vision 2070 Divides Anambra Assembly

Discordant tunes greeted the proposed Vision 2070 Development Plan for Anambra State being championed by the current Governor Willie Obiano administration as members of...

Tragedy: Stray Bullet Kills Four-month Old Baby In Anambra

A four-month old baby boy reportedly lost his life inside a tricycle popularly known as Keke in Amaenyi, Awka South Local Government Area of...

Enugu Assembly Passes Revised 2020 Budget Of N146bn

Enugu State House of Assembly passed the revised 2020 budget of over N146 billion. The passage, on Wednesday, followed the clause by clause consideration of...

Coronavirus: Gov Ugwuanyi Directs Civil Servants To Resume Work Aug. 3

Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed all civil servants in the state to return to work on Monday, August 3, 2020. The directive...

South-West

Oyetola Rescues 25 Trafficked Girls From Lebanon

The State Government of Osun has rescued 25 trafficked girls from the state from Lebanon. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has also approved funds for the repatriation...

Police Arraign 13-year-old Boy For Alleged Indecent Act Against 2-year-old Girl

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 13-year-old boy (name with-held), before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged indecent act against a two-year-old girl. The defendant,...

Oyo Bank Robbery: Police Arrest 3 More Suspects

The Police Command in Oyo State has arrested three more members of the gang that robbed the First Bank branch in Okeho, Kajola Local...

Osun Sets Up Committee For Senator Ayo Fasanmi’s Burial, Announces Arrangements

The State Government of Osun has announced the funeral obsequies of Senator Ayo Fasanmi. The committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the Governor,...

Sanwo-Olu, Wife Celebrate Eid-El-Kabir With Patients, Health Workers At Hospitals

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his wife, Ibijoke, on Friday visited the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Broad Street and some other hospitals...

South-South

Herdsmen Attacks: Wake Up From Slumber, Archbishop Urges Urhobo Leaders

Archbishop of Bendel Province of the Anglican Communion, His Grace, Most Rev. Cyril Odibor Oghene Odutemu, has charged Urhobo men to stop the unending...

Delta LG Poll: Chairmanship Aspirant Seeks Level Playing Ground In Ethiope West

Ahead of the local government chairmanship elections across Delta State, aspirants have been urged to maintain a level playing ground as they go about...

2023: Stakeholders Want Delta Central To Produce Next Delta Governor

Stakeholders from the three senatorial districts in Delta State have unanimously endorsed rotation of the governorship seat in the state, saying it is the...

Fire Outbreak Destroys Property Worth Millions Of Naira In Delta

Property worth millions of Naira were at the weekend razed by fire outbreak in Oleh Community, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State...

Four Die In Mysterious Circumstances In Asaba

Delta State Police Command is combing everywhere to unravel the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of four persons, three males and one female, in...

Editorial

Sports

NPFL 2019/2020 Season: Rivers United Insist They Finished Second

Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt on Sunday said they were still not agreeing with the League Management Company (LMC) on the 2019/2020...

Juventus Replace Sarri With Pirlo After Champions League Fiasco Against Underdog Lyon

Andrea Pirlo became Juventus’ new manager hours after the club announced that Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo, a former World Cup winner, was the club’s...

Lewandowski Dazzles As Bayern Crush Chelsea To Reach Last Eight

Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to reach the Champions League...

Messi Helps Barcelona Sink Napoli To Reach Last 8

A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the...

Man City Pounce On Varane Mistakes To Dump Out Real Madrid

Manchester City took advantage of two shocking mistakes by Raphael Varane to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their Champions League last 16 second leg...

World

Islamic State Members Storm Jail, Freeing Hundreds Of Prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large, on Monday, after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman said on...

Coronavirus: Iran Cover-up Of Deaths Revealed By Data Leak

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government's own...

Vietnam Records First Covid-19 Death

Vietnam has recorded its first Covid-19 fatality, in a devastating blow for a country proud of its zero deaths. The 70-year-old man was from the...

Hong Kong Postpones Elections For A Year ‘Over Virus Concerns’

The Hong Kong government has postponed September’s parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections. Hong Kong is...

Brazil’s First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, President Jair Bolsonaro’s press office announced in a statement. “First lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested...

Health

South Africa Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 10,000 – Govt

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry said...

COVID-19: Kwara Gets N100m World Bank/NCDC Support Fund

The Kwara State government said it has received a N100 million World Bank grant to strengthen its impressive showings in the management of the...

Akwa Ibom Discharges 26 COVID-19 Patients, Records New Case

Akwa Ibom State covid-19 Incident Management Committee has discharged 26 persons confirmed to have recovered fully from the virus. The state has also recorded one...

COVID-19: 118 Violators Of Safety Protocols Sentenced to Community Service in Osun

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ede, Osun State, Thursday, sentenced 118 violators of the COVID-19 safety protocols to three hours of community service. It would...

Carefree Attitude Of Nigerians Leads To National Spread Of COVID-19 – Expert

A Pharmacist, Mr Abiodun Ajibade, on Sunday attributed the spike in cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria to carefree attitude of many people. Ajibade, the...

Fashion

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...

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)

Lifestyle

Olatoun Gabi-Williams Launches SDG Book Club For Children

With the announcement of its inaugural book picks, a voluntary project in the book sector, Borders Literature for All Nations, has launched a Sustainable Development Book...

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...

Mental Health Advocate Counsels Youths Against Suicide, Hard Drugs

A mental health advocate, Mrs Veronica Ezeh, has urged Nigerians, especially youths, to refrain from suicide and use of hard drugs in the face...

Okowa’s Wife Tasks Couples On Marriage

Dame Edith Okowa, wife of Delta governor and founder of 05 Initiative, has stressed the need for couples to allow God’s blessing to manifest...

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...

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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