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Senate President Seeks Britain’s Assistance Capacity Enhancement of Lawmakers

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday sought the assistance of the British High Commission in Nigeria to help in capacity enhancement for the lawmakers.

Relationship Between Oshiomhole, Odigie-Oyegun Worries Party Scribe

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Yekini Nabena, has urged Mr. John Odigie-Oyegun and Mr. Adams Oshiomhole to work together in the interest of the party.

Zamfara APC Primaries: Supreme Court Dismisses Request To Review Judgment

The Supreme Court on Monday struck out an application by the All Progressives Congress, APC, asking it to review its judgment on the Zamfara governorship elections.

PDP Demands Explanation From Buhari On Disbursement of $1bn ECA Security Fund

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain publicly, the whereabouts of the $1bn drawn from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, as security fund.

Presidential Election Tribunal: Obi Confident PDP Will Win

Obi called on Nigerians not to lose hope.

Features

Governments Cannot Win Corruption War Alone, Here’s Why Citizens’ Involvement is Key

“The evil of corruption reaches into every corner of the world. It lies at the heart of the most urgent problems we face –...

How to Sustain Long-lasting Friendships for Sweeter Life

Friendships are like the icing on a cake. Friends, true ones make life sweeter. If you have true friends, enjoy them, if you don’t cultivate some.

Cybercrimes Act: Friend or Foe?

The Cybercrimes Act, is a relatively new and unknown law, ostensibly enacted to make the nation’s cyberspace safe for all users. However, at a recent media roundtable, participants pointed out some inherent flaws in the Act, which make it an instrument of suppression and intimidation of certain categories of people. Assistant Editor, CHINWE MADUAGWU, who was at the event reports.

Weightloss: Excuses Don’t Burn Fat – Seyi

Nigeria’s first and leading weightloss reality TV show, FaSttest Shedder, is the brainchild of Seyi Olusore, a lifestyle/fitness coach. The Next Edition recently had a chat with him on what the TV show is all about.

Why Suicide is Increasingly Becoming an Option for Many Nigerian Youth – Experts

Taking care of the risk factors of suicide will go a long way to prevent the rate of suicide in Nigeria.

Opinion

MONDAY LINES: A hero from the North

We have our curious caste of peculiar heroes and we worship them every second. Our Chief Justice is one of them. We saw how our Senate applauded him as he enlarged the coast of our political, jurisprudential lexicon last week.

Time for a ‘short break’

I begin with a confession. The title of this article is not original; it is borrowed. Whenever the late Afrobeat legend wanted to close a...

Okowa: 60 garlands for an indefatigable performer

Greatness lies not in ruling a people, it lies in being the cause of happiness in their lives.” ― Abhijit Naskar

The Story Of Busola Dakolo’s Unknown ‘Cousin’

Busola Dakolo has a cousin she has never met and might never even meet. They don’t share blood ties, of course. But like tens...

DELE SOBOWALE: OLD AGE WITHOUT WISDOM

The cultists were arrested on different days at different locations in Bariga.

Regional News

North-Central

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has sworn-in 15 new commissioners into the State Executive Council.

Governor Ortom urged the commissioners not to convert funds meant for the execution of public projects for the people’s wellbeing into private pockets

Herders-farmers Conflicts: Miyetti Allah Calls for Collaboration Among Religious Leaders

MACBAN called for support for government’s initiatives toward solving the farmers-herders conflicts.

Benue North East: Why I Did Not Go To Court— Gemade

Gemade said he is fulfilled for contributing positively to the upliftment of his zone and people

Ortom Swears in Four Advisers

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday swore in four former Special Advisers charging them to redouble their efforts in assisting his administration to...

Bishop Anagbe Warns Against Corruption, Task Nigerians On Peace, Unity

Bishop Anagbe said everyone in Nigeria must live right to ensure peace and development of the country.

North-East

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.

Over 3,500 Children Involved in the North-east Conflict – UNICEF Rep

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Fall, on Thursday revealed that over 3, 500 children of ages...

Pick SGF from South-East, Ohanaeze Youths Tell Buhari

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to correct the marginalisation of the Igbo by pick the next Secretary to...

North-West

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.

Kidnapped Zamfara Director of Budget Released

The victims were on an official trip when they were ambushed by the gunmen.

Insurgency: Adamawa Govt to Receive 4,000 Refugees from Cameroon

The state governor said the state would constitute its own technical committee to work with the main technical committee in facilitating the return of the refugees back home.

Banditry: Gov. Matawalle Meets with Security Experts in Dubai

In furtherance of efforts to tackle the menace of banditry in rural communities in Zamfara State, the Governor, Bello Matawalle, will meet...

South-East

Imo West Senatorial District: INEC Issues CoR to Okorocha, Vows to Appeal Judgment on Issuance of Certificate

Meanwhile, the former Governor in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, has thanked INEC for complying with the court judgment.

Anambra: CMD Begs Striking Doctors To Return To Work

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH, Amaku, Awka has appealed to its striking doctors to return to work. Dr. Basil Nwankwo, Chief Medical Director,...

Ugwuanyi Issues Proclamation For 7th Assembly’s Inauguration

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has issued a proclamation for the 7th Assembly of the Enugu State House of Assembly to be inaugurated...

APC Assures Of Credible Opposition In Zamfara, Set To Reconcile Aggrieved Members In S/E

Zamfara State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has promised to provide credible opposition to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state. The...

IPOB: Police Promise To Arrest Miscreants Who Enforce Sit-At-Home Order

The Police Command in Enugu State has promised to arrest and prosecute any miscreant, who disguises as a member of the Indigenous People of...

South-West

Lagos Cracks Down on Illegal Trading, Shanties Along Lagos-Badagry, Oshodi-Abule Egba Corridors

Lagos State government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to owners of illegal trading kiosks and shanties along Lagos-Badagry and Oshodi-Abule Egba corridors to vacate...

Mi-Yetti Allah Condemns Killing of Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter, Linkage to Herdsmen

Mi-Yetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has condemned the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere,...

CACOL Writes Oyetola Over Supreme Court Ruling On Osun Governorship Election

CACOL has congratulated Gov. Oyetola saying the ruling offers opportunity to him to focus on real Socio-Economic Development.

South-West Govs Meet in Ibadan, Renew Call For State Police

South-West governors who met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday, rose from their stakeholders' security summit, with a renewed call for the...

Sanwo-Olu Wins at Electoral Tribunal, Floors AD, LP Candidates

An Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the...

South-South

Niger Delta Rights Group Tackles Military Over Invasion of Bayelsa Community

Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC), a Niger Delta rights group, has alerted on the alleged invasion of the Azagbene Community in Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State, on Tuesday by the military Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe (ODS).

Human Trafficking: Obaseki Calls for Stiffer Penalties for Offenders

He also called for stronger collaboration between international organisations in tackling the menace.

Gov. Wike Reads Riot Act to Warring Groups in Choba Community

The governor also gave the paramount ruler of the community one week to reconcile all contending factions in the community.

TRIBUNAL: INEC Officials Confirm Election Held in all LGAs of Rivers State

Local Government Electoral Officers (EOs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) have confirmed that Governorship Election held in all the 23 Local...

Police Nab Suspected Killer of 2 NYSC Members in Bayelsa

The suspect and 28 others were nabbed across the state for various offences, including kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism.

Sport

Kane Stunner Earns Spurs Victory Over Juve

Harry Kane scored a stunning 93rd minute winner from the halfway line as Tottenham Hotspur edged Juventus 3-2 in an entertaining pre-season friendly in Singapore on Sunday.

Patricio Saves 3 Penalty Kicks to Deny Manchester City Asia Trophy Win

The match at Hongkou Stadium was a frustrating tale of missed penalty kicks for Pep Guardiola’s English champions.

Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Akpeyi Speaks on Using ‘Juju’

Akpeyi said juju does not work in football.

UPDATED: AFCON 2019 Final: Algeria Wins AFCON Title After 29 Years

Algeria clinched their first AFCON title in 29 years after a 1-0 win against Senegal.

Ighalo Wins AFCON 2019 Golden Boot

Ighalo scored five goals and assisted in one during the tournament.

World

Looting, Arson, as Major Power Outage Hits New York

The outage occurred just before 7 p.m. (midnight Nigerian time) following a fire outbreak at a power substation on West 49th Street.

Tributes Paid to Air Crash Coal Tycoon Chris Cline

Cline, his daughter Kameron, 22, three other women and two men died in the crash on Thursday.

UN Finds Evidence of MBS Link to Khashoggi Death

Pressure is mounting on Canada and the United States to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the...

Heavy Security in South Sudan Ahead of Planned Protest

The Red Card Movement is calling for President Salva Kiir to step down and democratic elections to take place.

Trump Declares National Emergency over IT Threats

In a separate development, the US commerce department added Huawei to its "entity list", a move that bans the company from acquiring technology from US firms without government approval.

Health

Gbajabiamila Saves Health Sector From Imminent Strike of Resident Doctors

Following the intervention of Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has suspended its planned industrial action, scheduled to commence on Monday July 22, 2019.

Ortom Flags Off 2019 National Immunization Plus Days In Benue

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has flagged off the 2019 National Immunisation Plus Days, NIPDs, in the state with a charge to the 23 caretaker committee chairmen to replicate same in their domains.

Botswana on High Alert for Ebola

The country has intensified its public health emergency preparedness.

Ebola Outbreak in the DRC Declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The Director-General of World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has declared the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of...

770,000 Deaths from HIV/AIDS Recorded Worldwide in 2018 – UNAIDS Report

Globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018.

Fashion

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.

Spice TV Presents ‘Spice Lifestyle Honors’ on December 5

Management of Spice TV has concluded arrangements to host its Spice Lifestyle Honors in December.

Lifestyle

Surviving University Life As Fresher

They say that the university years are the best that you will ever have in your life. Well, it may be added here that those...

Bad Breath: How to Avoid, Reduce it

Bad Breath more often than not is caused by preventable conditions and so can be avoided

Selfish Women: Turn Off or Turn on?

Nigerian men speak up on how they feel about a selfish partner.

Actress Princess Shyngle’s Newly Acquired backside Has Got People Talking (photos)

Ghana-based Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, has been able to gather numerous fans and admirers not just for her acting skill but also for her...

Building Your Confidence, Self Esteem As a Teenager

A healthy self esteem and confidence can give teens the ability to resist peer pressure and deal with uncertainties of life.

Relationships

How to Create Good Impression on a First Date

First Dates can be unsettling, but you can make sure you create a good impression with just a few tips.

Meet The Male Besties Who Share Same Girlfriend, Claim They Both Love Her – Photo

The besties can be seen kissing the same girl in one of the pictures.

Recognizing You Are In A Toxic Relationship

In a toxic relationship, you are unable to have a meaningful and positive connection with the other person.

Stingy Men: A turn off or turn on?

Giving is not an easy gesture but it sure makes the world go round. Are stingy men a turn-off or turn on?

Workplace Romance: The Do’s and Don’ts

Work place relationships are tricky, but can be managed.

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