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eNaira Records 200,000 Users, N4bn Transactions Value – Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), digital currency, eNaira has recorded 200,000 volumes and four billion Naira value of transactions since its inauguration in...

NUPRC Sets New Paradigm In Acreage Management, Lease Administration

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has adopted a more strategic approach in the administration of licenses and leases in line with the...

Management Debunks Sale Of Polaris Bank

The management of Polaris Bank has discredited an online report on the purported sale of the bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...

Beware Of Scammers’ Tricks, Chevron Warns Job Seekers

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has advised job seekers to always check its website and national newspapers for job advertisements. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, the company’s General...

NCAA Suspends Dana Air Operations With Immediate Effect

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended Dana Airlines’ Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) indefinitely, with effect from midnight...

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

OPINION: AWAKENING THE GIANT OF AFRICA—THE CLARION CALL

“Where there is love, there is neither prejudice nor war nor strive nor pains nor any evil at all. Love engenders peace and justice;...

BEFORE THEY KIDNAP OUR PRESIDENT

Singer and songwriter, Bukola Elemide, is better known as Asa. She was paid by the Nigerian state to perform on Tuesday last week in...

HOW NIGERIA TURBANS ITS TERRORISTS, THE ADA ALERU

At a time when Nigeria thought it had witnessed the zenith of pain and agony from its unhealed wounds, with the unimaginable pus that...

IS ANYTHING SACRED IN NIGERIA ANYMORE?

“There was a time when you could leave your church, temple, or mosque open, and nobody would dare go in and do anything. The...

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...

Politics

2023: Youths Engagement in Politics Panacea to Stable, Peaceful Nigeria

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has said that youth engagement into politics was crucial to building a stable and peaceful...

Ayu Has No Plan To Resign As PDP Chairman- Media Aide

Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has no plan to resign his position, Mr. Simon Imobo-Tswana, his Special Adviser...

Tinubu To Peter Obi: Call Your Supporters To Order

The Tinubu Campaign Organisation (TCO) has appealed to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, to call his supporters to order...

Politicians Recruiting Cultists, Ex-Convicts To Destabilize Rivers State – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said the State has obtained intelligence reports that some misguided politicians have started recruiting cultists, ex-convicts and...

Atiku Appoints Dino Melaye, Daniel Bwala As Spokespersons

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Senator Dino Melaye and Dr. Daniel Bwala as his...

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

Police Arrest Fleeing Kidnap Kingpin In Benue

The police have arrested the fleeing leader of a kidnap gang, Achobo Samuel, who specialised in Kidnapping women in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. The...

Out-of-School Children: FME, SUBEB Train Stakeholders To Facilitate School Enrolment In Benue

Worried by the number of Out of School Children, OOSC, in Benue state, the Federal and state Ministry of Education in collaboration with Benue...

In 6 months SEMA Records 80 New Births In IDP Camps in Benue

Benue state government said, between January to July 2022, it has recorded over 80 new births at the various Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camps...

Sallah: Police Deploy Security To Worship, Event Centers In Benue

The Benue state police command said it has put in place adequate security measures for the 2022 Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the state. In a statement...

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,...

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

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 ...

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...

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

SPORTSFLAKES: FALCONETS, GERMANY AND GROUP C

Three -time world champions Germany are out and this is good news. Twice Falconets qualified for the grand finale, two times they lost to...

SPORTSFLAKES: NAIJA MAN, HIDE YOUR FACE

The women are on top in Nigeria relegating men to the background. It is an unprecedented reversal of roles which should take all males...

CWG2022: Brume Powers Nigeria To Historic 12th Gold Medal Win

Nigeria’s 12th gold medal came in a historic fashion on Sunday as Long Jump sensation, Ese Brume, won a gold medal and a podium...

SPORTSFLAKES: TOBI RETURNS GLORY TO MEMORY

Winning global 100 metres Hurdles gold puts Tobi Amusan high up before Glory Alozie who must be waving at the Ijebu girl for wiping...

Nunez Upstages Haaland As Liverpool Beat Manchester City To Win Community Shield

Liverpool new boy Darwin Nunez drew the first blood in the battle of the super-signings with an encouraging 30-minute cameo on Saturday. He capped it...

World

EU Admits To “Double Standards” On Ukraine, Palestine

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell admitted that the EU has applied double standards on the Ukraine crisis, as opposed to the...

Taiwan’s President Calls Chinese Military Exercises ‘Irresponsible’

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday night called China’s military exercises off the coast of the self-governing island “irresponsible not only for Taiwan, but...

Pelosi Praises Taiwan, Says Asian Trip Wasn’t To Change Status Quo

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday praised Taiwan, pledged U.S. solidarity and said her trip through Asia, which led to unprecedented...

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Russian Oligarchs, Purported Putin Girlfriend

The Biden administration has imposed fresh economic sanctions on pro-Kremlin oligarchs and on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported girlfriend. “As innocent people suffer from Russia’s...

U.S.House Speaker Pelosi Arrives In Taiwan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Taiwan, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in 25 years. Pelosi’s U.S. Air Force-operated Boeing...

Health

COVID-19: Lagos Leads As NCDC Records 144 New Cases

Lagos State is ahead of other states of the federation in the latest COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says. This is...

Brain Drain: Nigeria May Import Medical Doctors In Future —NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the nation’s skyrocketing brain drain wave may culminate in the country resorting to hiring medical doctors to treat...

Horn of Africa Faces Most ‘Catastrophic’ Food Crisis In Decades – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst hunger crises of the last 70...

World Hepatitis Day: Know Your Status, Doctor Advises Nigerians

As the world commemorates the 2022 World Hepatitis Day (WHD), a General Practitioner, Dr. Towobola Makinde, has advised Nigerians to know their status as...

COVID-19: Ekiti Records 74 New Cases – Commissioner

Dr. Oyebanji Filani, Ekiti Commissioner for Health and Human Services, says the state recorded 74 new cases of COVID-19. This is contained in a statement...

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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