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Polaris Bank To Unveil First Set Of Millionaires In ‘Save & Win’ Promo, Feb 9

Polaris Bank  says it will unveil its first set of millionaires in its ongoing ‘Save and Win’ promo on Feb. 9. The bank in a...

Kenya Airways Temporarily Suspends Flights To 2 Major European Hubs

Kenya Airways said on Friday it has suspended flights to two major European hubs following the introduction of new regulations as a result of...

Revised Cheque Book Becomes Fully Operational April 1, CBN Says

The CBN has advised all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) accredited Cheque Printers/Personalisers, and the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), to enlighten their customers on...

Asia Shares Rise On Hope For Biden Administration

Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region climbed on Thursday as investor sentiment was lifted by the inauguration of new U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration. Biden, who...

CBN Provides N10bn Intervention Funds To Kano To Revive Industries–Consortium

Kano Investment and Diaspora, in partnership with the Foreign Commonwealth Development ((LINKS) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have secured a N10 billion intervention...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacres, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen (Part IV)

Conspiracy in high places The NEXT EDITION authoritatively reports that the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and Nigerian security forces ignored multiple warnings about the...

Sokoto workers suffer as revocation, legal tussle stall multi-billion secretariat project

In Sokoto State, many civil servants travel several kilometres between the state secretariat complex and the auxiliary secretariat in Giginya on a daily basis...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacre, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Militia (Part III)

In the first part of its four-part series, The NEXT EDITION had revealed how 136 persons were slaughtered in coordinated attacks by suspected herdsmen...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold story of endless massacres, plunder (Part II)

Tribal groups cry out As the shock over the unending killings in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s North-west continues, Fulani leaders and groups have cried out, saying...

INVESTIGATION: Horror in Southern Kaduna: Untold Story of Endless Massacres, Plunder by Suspected Fulani Militia (Part I)

A massacre too many Nigeria’s government and that of Kaduna State have done very little or nothing to halt the killing, maiming and plundering of...

Opinion

Farewell, Air Commodore Idongesit Okon Nkanga rtd

“Wing Commander Idongesit Nkanga took over the reins of government on September 5, 1990, as the 3rd chief executive of the fledgling Akwa Ibom...

Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok Flies Away

Death is not a recent phenomenon, it has always been there, threatening humanity and picking its game at will. No society is isolated from...

WIKE IN THE EYES OF HISTORY

Rivers State was on the global map for three weeks as eminent citizens of Nigeria joined Governor Nyesom Wike to commission projects in 11...

True Leadership Will Steer Our Ship In The Right Direction

Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course, so says John C. Maxwell. The importance of leaders and...

PRESIDENTIAL HALLUCINOSIS AND POLITICAL SUICIDE

Nationalities meaning well for a restructured Nigeria amidst the existential emergency, have articulated their core interests beyond religions. The Yoruba are near unanimous carrying along their kinsmen everywhere...

Politics

Dogara Floating As APC, PDP ‘Disown’ Ex-Speaker

Since the defection of former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara in July last year, there has been an uneasy calm in...

Lagos PDP Endorses Gov. Makinde As S/West Leader

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has reiterated its support for Gov. Seyi Makinde, as the leader of the...

Is Anambra 2021 Gubernatorial Election “All-Boys Club” ?

As the Anambra State governorship election scheduled to hold in November draws close and gathers momentum, it is necessary to take a cursory look...

APC ‘ll Win Anambra Governorship Poll- State Chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed optimism that it will win the November Anambra governorship poll. Chief Basil Ejidike, the state APC Chairman said...

APC To Triple Membership Ahead Of 2023 Poll

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will triple its membership ahead of the 2023 general elections. Bello, who is the...

Features

‘Stop Tagging Fulani As Only Kidnappers’

Security agencies operating in Kogi State have advised Nigerians not to make the erroneous mistake of tagging Fulani as the only tribe involved in...

Bandits Kill 8-Month Pregnant Woman On Kaduna Highway

Suspected armed bandits have killed an eight-month pregnant health worker along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway, after opening fire on a commercial vehicle travelling to...

JUST IN: Fire Guts Sunday Igboho’s House

A midnight fire on Tuesday gutted some parts of the house of a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, The...

Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Miyetti Allah Reach Consensus, Condemn Illegal Occupation Of State Forest Reserves

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MICBAN) have agreed to the prohibition of night grazing and illegal...

Orlu Crisis: Uzodinma Declares Dusk To Dawn Curfew In 10 LGAs

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has imposed dusk to dawn curfew in 10 council areas in Imo to check further breakdown of laws in...

Columnists

As The World Hails Pfizer, BioNTech Over COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

The global community is brimming with excitement and hope, over the phenomenal progress so far achieved, by top pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer and Biopharmaceutical New...

Agricultural Innovations Critical To Climate Action

Renewed demands to integrate innovative agricultural systems in climate change initiatives are exigent. This is particularly crucial for Africa, which is disproportionally susceptible to global...

As Africa Celebrates Victory Over Polio, Sleeping Sickness

Africa’s recent health victories are quite exhilarating, given its asphyxiating struggles, with dictatorial governments, endemic poverty, systemic corruption and overpopulation crises. First, the embattled continent,...

Kaduna Crisis: Need For Global Response

The gruesome killings and destruction of properties in Southern Kaduna have, indisputably reached a tipping point, requiring urgent global attention. The painful accounts by victims...

A Nation And Its Army Of Unemployed Youths

Millions of young people, across the globe, stormed the social media, with exuberant campaign slogans and displays, to celebrate this year's International Youth Day(IYC),...

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North-Central

I Feel Uncomfortable Paying Salaries In Percentages – Gov. Sule

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says he is not comfortable paying workers’ salaries in percentages because throughout his 30-year working life, he never...

Benue: Ortom Tests Negative For COVID-19

The Benue State Government on Wednesday said that Gov. Samuel Ortom had again tested negative for COVID-19. This is contained in a statement signed by...

Late Abubakar Tsav’s Wife Dies

Wife of late former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, Mama Amina Kwagh-Hemba Tsav, has died. The Next Edition gathered that Mama...

Yuletide: Tor Tiv Bans Picnics In Tivland

The Tor Tiv of Tivland in Benue, Prof. James Ayatse, has banned his subjects from organising picnics during the Christmas and New year festivities...

Igede People Task Ortom, Committee On Boundary Demarcation, Seeks Link Roads

The Omi Ny’Igede Development Association, the socio-cultural body of people of Igede extraction in Benue State, has called on the state government and the...

North-East

COVID-19: Gov Fintiri Bans Social Gatherings Of More Than 50 People

Disturbed by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and violation of protocols, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has banned all social gatherings in the...

Destruction Of Lagos Assets Contrived To Hurt Residents – Zulum

Lagos State has continued to receive solidarity and support from well-meaning leaders across the country in the aftermath of last month’s coordinated destruction of...

Zulum Okays Employment Of 594 Doctors, Nurses, Others

Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the employment of 84 medical doctors, 365 nurses and midwives, 45 pharmacists and 100 health technicians...

Gov. Ganduje swears in 6 new High Court judges‎ in Kano

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has sworn in six judges for the Kano State High Court for speedy dispensation of justice. The Attorney-General of the state, Mr....

Borno Govt. Supports 3,200 Families With Relief Materials

The Borno State Government has distributed assorted food items to 3,200 families in Zabarmari community in Maiduguri, the state capital, to cushion the present...

North-West

Hisbah Arrests 53 Teenagers Over Alleged Immoral Acts In Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 53 teenagers over alleged involvement in immoral acts in Kano City. Malam Lawal Ibrahim, the board’s Public Relations...

Eight Permanent Secretaries Redeployed In Kano, Four New Ones Appointed

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the redeployment of eight Permanent Secretaries and the appointment of four new ones in the state...

Kano Assembly Passes Emirate Councils Amendment Bill

Kano State House of Assembly has passed the Emirate Councils Amendment Bill 2020. The House adopted the amendment during Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the...

Gunmen Kill Three, Abduct Seven In Kaduna Attack

Gunmen have killed three persons and abducted seven others in Southern Kaduna. The yet-to-be-identified assailants attacked two communities in Kajuru council area on Sunday morning,...

Recklessness: Zamfara Govt To Introduce Death Penalty For Convicted Drivers

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, has warned against reckless driving in the state saying he will initiate an executive bill for the enactment...

South-East

Kalu, PDP Chieftain, Tasks Igbo Leaders On Ohanaeze Leadership

As Igbo leaders strategise on the election of new leaders for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Mr. Emeka Charles Kalu,...

National Youths Day: Enugu Govt. Empowers 240 Youths With Vocational Skills

Enugu State Government through its Ministry of Youths and Sports has graduated 240 trainees with start up materials in different vocational skills in the...

Baby Survives, Mother Dies In Anambra Building Collapse — Police

The Police Command in Anambra has confirmed the rescue of a six-month-old baby from the wreckage of a storey building which collapsed at Obosi...

Imo Sets Up Task Force On Public Safety

Desirous to enhance the safety of residents of the state, Imo State government has inaugurated a task force on public safety to further strengthen...

COVID-19: FRSC Impounds 8,345 Vehicles For Violating Safety Protocols In Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, said it impounded 8,345 commercial buses for non-adherence to safety protocols against the spread of COVID-19...

South-West

Ekiti Govt. Set To Conduct COVID-19 Tests On Public Servants

Th Ekiti government has rolled out plans to conduct free Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests on its workers in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The state...

Gov. Akeredolu Condoles With Family Of His Chief Protocol Officer

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has condoled with the family of Tosin Ogunbodede, his Chief of Protocol (COP), who died on Saturday, January...

Mob Sets 2 Ablaze In Ibadan Over Alleged Robbery

A mob on Monday set two persons ablaze over alleged robbery at Molete and Oke-Ado areas of Ibadan. The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo...

APC Inaugurates Caretaker Committee For Lagos State

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party, pending the election...

Organiser Postpones Ondo State Art and Culture Festival, Blames COVID-19

The 2020 Ondo State Festival of Art and Culture has been postponed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and insecurity currently ravaging the country,...

South-South

Delta Exco Approves Reconstruction Of Orhuwhorun Road, Others

Delta State Government, on Friday, approved the widening and rehabilitation of the 2.1 kilometres Orhunwhorun Road in Udu Local Government Area of the state...

Delta Empowers Women With N60,000 To Rent Shops –Official

Delta State government has empowered beneficiaries of the Women Empowerment Skills Acquisition Programme (WESAP) with the sum of N60, 000 each to rent shops. Presenting...

Crimes: NSCDC Arrests 751 Suspects In Edo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested 751 suspects for various crimes in 2020 in Edo. Mr. George Edem, the...

Calm Returns To Peremabiri Community As Bayelsa Govt. Intervenes

Calm has finally been restored to Peremabiri Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, following the intervention of the government after a...

New Year: Gov. Akeredolu Grants Amnesty To 11 Inmates

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark...

Editorial

Sports

Match Day 6 results in 2020/2021 NPFL

The following are the results of Match Day 6 fixtures played on Sunday in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Heartland FC 2-1 Akwa...

Juventus Beat Bologna 2-0

Champions Juventus beat modest visitors Bologna 2-0 on Sunday to go fourth in Serie A and close in on leaders AC Milan. The leaders lost...

Abraham Hat-trick Helps Chelsea Dispatch Luton 3-1

Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick to help Chelsea win 3-1 against Luton Town on Sunday to advance to the fifth round of the FA...

CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United Qualifies For Final Preliminary Stage

Rivers United FC have qualified for the final preliminary stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, after defeating Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0. The match was played at...

English FA Cup: Manchester City Overcome Cheltenham Scare, West Ham Whip Doncaster Rovers

Manchester City survived a scare against fourth-tier side Cheltenham Town while FA Cup holders Arsenal exited the competition in Saturday’s fourth-round ties. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester...

World

Plane Crash: Brazilian Fourth-tier Club Lose 4 Players, One Official

Four footballers and the president of the Brazilian fourth-tier men’s club Palmas Futebol e Regatas have died in a plane crash. The pilot also died...

Israeli Billionaire Bags 5 Years Imprisonment, To Pay $56.48m Fine

A Swiss criminal court on Friday found billionaire Israeli businessman, Beny Steinmetz, guilty of corruption and sentenced him to five years in jail. The court...

U.S. Congress To Deliver Trump Impeachment Charge On Monday

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate...

My Heart Breaks At High Death Toll In Care Homes – Merkel

The high number of deaths in German care homes during the Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy emotional toll on Chancellor Angela Merkel, she...

U.S. President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech

Below is the U.S. President Joe Biden’s inaugural address as prepared for delivery on January 20, 2021. Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi,...

Health

Nigeria Records 1,430 New COVID-19 Infections says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,430 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 122,996. The...

COVID-19: 4 Cases Of UK Strain Found In Nigeria

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, disclosed that four Nigerians had tested positive for the highly contagious...

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 964 New Infections, Total Now 121,566

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 964 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of infections in the country to...

Infectious-Disease Expert Warns Of New, More ‘Virulent’ COVID-19 Strain From U.K.

Authorities should assume the worst about a new strain of the coronavirus, the U.S.’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday. Fauci, director...

NCDC Announces 1,483 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,483  cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 118,138. The NCDC...

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

How To Secure The Bag And The Man

Ladies, we’re securing the bag by all means this year, right? I don’t know about you but 2020 was not such a great year for...

Regular Exercise Lowers Risk Of Sudden Death – Gymnastics Instructor

Benin-based gymnastics instructor and Chief Executive Officer of Fit Out Gym, Tony Ikpowonsa, has stressed the benefits of exercise to the human body, saying...

I’m a helpless, hopeless romantic –Cobhams Asuquo

Talented singer and music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has said that when it comes to matters of the heart, he is a helpless and hopeless...

Hello Dairy, My Name Is Kayla!

This year I’ve decided to start documenting my thoughts on well, everything. After all that 2020 brought us, it just seems right for one...

Simple Lifestyle Reduces Chances Of Prostrate Cancer In Men – Expert

Dr. Adeniyi Adelodun, a parasitologist, says maintaining a simple lifestyle reduces the chances of prostrate cancer development in men. Adelodun, who delivered a health talk...

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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