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Naira Redesign: Customers Urge CBN To Sanction Banks Not Paying N20,000 Over The Counter

Some bank Customers in Sango-Ota have appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sanction Money Deposit Banks that are not paying the...

NUPRC Shortlists 139 Firms For Commercialised Gas Flare Programme

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has shortlisted 139 firms that applied for Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP). About 300 companies applied to...

Alleged Data Breach: NDPB Investigates GT, Zenith Banks

The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) has commenced investigation into allegations of data breach by Guarantee Trust and Zenith Banks. Mr. Babatunde Bamigboye, Head, Legal...

How To Salvage Naira – ABCON Boss

The Association of Bureaux Des Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Government to embrace...

Latest USD to NGN Exchange Rate – January 6th, 2023

How much is the Dollar to Naira Exchange rate at the black market and aboki fx today, 6th January 2023? See today’s Dollar to...

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 poetics of Bola Tinubu’s palm kernel

Listen to Senator Bola Tinubu Wednesday last week in Abeokuta: “If you want to eat palm kernel, put a stone on the ground; put...

Nigerian legislators: Drop your incessant threats

The several interventions of the Nigerian military in the governance of the country affected one arm-the legislature more than the other two-the executive and...

Anini, Prince of Thieves

General Ibrahim Babangida's Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) had just finished its weekly meeting. What ministers do with the present occupant of Aso Rock,...

Nigeria: Electoral offences without end

It is not difficult to know that the reason Nigeria has had unending electoral offences, is because the nation’s political leaders gain from the...

Yoruba elders and Ulli Beier’s dog

badan of 1914 witnessed the founding of a club with a very unique name: Egbé Àgbà ò Tán (Society of Elders-Have-Not-Gone-Extinct). Why did they...

Politics

Ikpeazu Receives Delegation Of PDP National Working Committee, Says Abia PDP Remains Strong

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has assured the members of the PDP in the State and across the country that the...

Amosun Leads ADC Campaign Against Abiodun’s Re-election Bid

Sen. Ibikunle Amosun (APC-Ogun Central), on Wednesday led the governorship campaign of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state against the interest of...

Tallen Urges Security Agencies To Mobilise, Deploy Female Personnel For Violence-free Elections

Mrs Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, has urged the various security agencies to mobilise and deploy female personnel towards actualising a safe, violence-free...

Face-Off Between Gov, Senator Disrupts Pro-Tinubu Rally In Niger

Dozens of security operatives on Tuesday disrupted a campaign rally organised for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Borgu...

Abia PDP Zones Vacant Guber Seat To Isiala Ngwa North LGA

Following the death of the Abia PDP gubernatorial candidate, Prof. Eleazar Uche Ikonne, on January 25, 2022, and the subsequent directive by the Independent...

Features

As Christmas Approaches, Workers, Traders Lament High Prices Of Food Items

Nigerians, including workers and traders, on Wednesday, expressed concern over the rising prices of foodstuffs, especially as the 2022 Christmas celebration approaches. The respondents, who...

Untold Story Of How Herdsmen Butchered Villagers In Benue Community

... Injuries Only Seen in War Situations ... CMD BSUTH Victims of herdsmen attacks on communities in Benue state say they are still suffering from...

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...

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

NAPTIP Arrests 49-Year-old Woman over Alleged Abduction of Twin Babies in Benue

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Makurdi Zonal Command, has arrested a 49-year-old woman, Augustina Ikyor, for deceiving a...

World Teachers’ Day: Governorship Candidate Rewards Teachers With Cars

Umar Bago, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Niger State, on Wednesday rewarded three teachers with cars for their commitment and exemplary...

Communal clash: Two killed, Three Abducted In Benue

Renewed communal clash, between the Iharev and Kparev people of Tse-Sho village in Tyomu, Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue state, has reportedly claimed...

Suspected Herdsmen Kill Three Persons In Benue

Gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen has, again, killed three persons in a community in Guma local government area of Benue State. The Next Edition...

Makurdi Under Flood Threat… Environment Commissioner

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources in Benue state, Dr. Godwin Oyiwona, disclosed that Makurdi, the state capital, is under threat of flood...

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

Court Dissolves Ganduje’s Daughter 16-Year-Old Marriage, Orders Return Of Dowry

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano on Thursday dissolved the 16-year-old marriage between Asiya Ganduje and Inuwa Uba. Asiya is a daughter of the...

Hisbah Clears Lady Who Allegedly Married Her Daughter’s Suitor

The Kano State Hisbah Board has concluded investigation on Malama Khadija Rano, who was alleged to have dissolved her marriage to marry her daughter’s...

Matawalle Orders House-To-House Search To Flush Out Criminal Elements

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the task force on security to embark on house-to-house search to flush out criminal elements in the...

Bandits Burn Down 2 Health Centres, Shut 69 Others In Katsina— Official

Katsina State Government says bandits have completely burnt down two primary health centres in Batsari Local Government Area of the state. Dr. Shamsudeen Yahaya, the...

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 ...

South-East

Communal Crisis: Gov Umahi Orders Arrest Of State APC Chairman, Reps Candidate

Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi has ordered the arrest of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha and a party Chieftain,...

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,...

South-West

Makinde Presides Over Exco Meeting In Saki, To Flag Off Ido-Eruwa Road

…says he has fulfilled his electoral promises to Ibarapa North, Central Oyo State governor and standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March...

Adeleke Appoints Samuel Aina As Head Of Service

Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun has appointed Mr. Samuel Aina as the new Head of Service. This is contained in a statement by Adeleke’s Spokesperson,...

Oyo To Partner British Gov’t On Economic Development

…as Makinde hosts British Deputy High Commissioner Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, said that his administration will continue to collaborate with development partners...

Lagos Assembly Summons Lands Bureau, Others Over Ogudu Community Land Dispute

The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the Lands Bureau and the Land Grabbers Office to appear before it over a land dispute...

350m Passengers Boarded BRT Buses In 7 Years

The Managing Director, Primero Transport Service Limited, Mr. Fola Tinubu, said the company had transported over 350 million passengers in the last seven years...

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

SPORTSFLAKES: MMOH EXCITES SADIQ ABDULLAHI

Professor Sadiq Abdullahi was one of the kings of Nigerian tennis courts in the 1980s. In those good old days, there were as many...

West Ham Set Up Man United Tie By Beating Derby

West Ham United eased into the FA Cup fifth round with a comfortable 2-0 victory away to third-tier Derby County on Monday to set...

Leeds United, Leicester City Reach FA Cup Fifth Round

Leeds United eased into the 2022/2023 English FA Cup fifth round on Saturday after a stunner from Jack Harrison helped see off Accrington with...

FIFA Bans Four Uruguay Players For World Cup Chaos

Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA on Friday. While Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for...

SPORTSFLAKES: ABDULRAZAQ : DRIVING ACROSS BORDERS FOR EAGLES

There is treasure in Ilorin, untapped by international football. Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq does not only think about Kwara, his brain is full of ideas...

World

Missing Schoolboy Died By Suicide – Police

A schoolboy, who went missing and was later found dead, committed suicide, local police said on Thursday at a news conference held in east...

Nine Dead In Mass Shooting In Asian City In California

Nine people have died in a mass shooting in a predominantly Asian city in southern California, local law enforcement said Sunday. “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

China Reports Nearly 13,000 COVID Deaths Over Last Week

China reported nearly 13,000 COVID related deaths in hospitals between January 13 and 19, after a top health official said the vast majority of...

World Facing Category 5 Hurricane – UN Chief

UN Secretary General António Guterres on Wednesday said the world is “looking into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane” in a blunt speech...

Ukraine’s Interior Minister, 17 Others Die In Helicopter Crash

Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Denys Monastyrsky, was among the 18 killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday morning. Also in the crash was his deputy, Yevhen...

Health

Genotype: Expert Recommends Multiple Lab Tests

Dr. Ayo Agbabiaka of Kwara State University (KWASU)’s Medical Services has recommended testing in multiple laboratories for genotype to get accurate results. Agbabiaka gave the...

COVID-19 Remains International Health Threat, WHO Warns

World Health Organisation (WHO) has again, warned that COVID-19 is still a global health threat and that it is not time to declare the...

75% Of Human Ailments Comes From Animals – Veterinarian

Dr. Olatunji Nasir, the President of Common Wealth Veterinary Association (CVA), says about 75 per cent of all human ailments come from animals. Nasir made...

Stop Saving For Parties, Aso-Ebi, Vaccinate Girls Against Cervical Cancer—Expert

The Director of Research at Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Prof. Oliver Ezechi, has advised parents to vaccinate their daughters against cervical cancer...

NCDC Confirms 42 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed 42 additional COVID-19 infections in the country in two weeks, with Lagos State...

Fashion

Nigerians React As Nudity Trends As Fashion

Mixed reactions have continued to trail how nudity is becoming a fashion trend as Nigerians differ on their perspective of what fashion truly portends. A...

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...

Lifestyle

Nigerians React As Nudity Trends As Fashion

Mixed reactions have continued to trail how nudity is becoming a fashion trend as Nigerians differ on their perspective of what fashion truly portends. A...

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...

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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