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Madagascar receives $2.13m from ARC Insurance Company

The government of Madagascar Friday received a symbolic cheque of $2.13 million from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Insurance Company Limited to cover anticipated...

Non oil sector:​ FG tasks RMAFC on more fund mobilization

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has stressed the need for ​ the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation And Fiscal Commission...

Google-Backed Groups Criticise Apple’s New Warnings On User Tracking

A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticised Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before...

GDP: Nigeria Stock Market May End 2020 In Red – Uwaleke

Uche Uwaleke, Professor of Finance and Capital Market, says the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will likely close 2020 in red, based on negative real...

W Power Loan: Access Bank Positions Female-Owned SMEs For Global Recognition

Head, Women Banking at Access Bank, Ada Udechukwu has said that since the introduction of the ‘W Power Loan’, more women can now sit...

Investigation

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...

NEXT EDITION Report: FG Constitutes Multi-Agency Intervention on Calabar-Itu Highway

The Federal Government has set up a multi-agency intervention mechanism to repair the failed Calabar-Itu Highway, a few days after this newspaper published an investigative...

Opinion

Edo And The APC ‘Corn Men’

That popular photo of Adams Oshiomhole and Godwin Obaseki relishing corn together a few years ago vividly describes the nature of our politics today....

APC, PDP AND THEIR CHARACTER CRISIS

We need to reflect quite well on the outcome of Edo state governorship election primaries last week. To me, we need to remind our...

Heralding Nigeria’s 5G Technology

The latest telecommunications invention in the world is the fifth generation (5G) network. Some advanced countries struggled to be the first to have a...

Between Bakare And Tinubu: Of Politics, Statesmanship and 2023

By an unwritten agreement, it is almost certain that the Southern part of the country may present the next presidential candidate for the 2023...

DECONSTRUCTING SENATOR OBA’s FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPEECH

The first year of the four years' lifespan of the present Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has just elapsed. Inaugurated on June...

Politics

AAC’s Resolve To Win Edo Governorship Election Remains Unshaken – Sowore

The National Chairman of African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has said that the party’s resolve to win the coming Edo State governorship election...

We’ve No Differences To Sort Out In APC, Says Tinubu

The APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday night declared that there was no differences to be sorted out in the party. Tinubu,...

Ganduje’s Daughter Says Makinde Will Never Surpass Ajimobi’s Achievements

Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi, the daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, says Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, will never surpass the achievements of the...

JUST IN: Giadom Hands Over To APC Caretaker Committee

Former Acting National Chairman of the APC, Victor Giadom, has handed over to the Chairman of Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the...

Police, INEC Release ‘Code of Conduct’ For Elections

Ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Munguno; the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed...

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

Millions Of Nigerians Face Tougher Times, Amidst Escalating Poverty, Hunger

The last few months have been, particularly, burdensome for most Nigerians. Many families are distressed over harrowing experiences, just to access basic amenities and...

ABUJA FAST LOSING ITS ALLURE

Mallam Nasir el-Rufai must be a very angry man each time he visits Abuja. He would be upset at the turn of events in...

Nigeria And The New Roadmap To Protect Children From Violence, Abuse

Leah Sharibu had big dreams, like every other child. But those dreams were squashed by Boko Haram terrorists, some two years back. Leah was among 110...

NDDC PROBE: WHY ALL THE NOISE?

It is obvious that we, as a people, enjoy noise and noisemaking. Some Nigerians will celebrate with hysteria a fraction of what a goat...

Rape, Sexual Offences Require Stiffer Penalties

These are very trying times for Nigerian women. It has become a frightful season of anomy, with many females, living in trepidation, over the unprecedented...

Regional News

North-Central

Plateau: Chairman of Barkin-Ladi LGA In Plateau dies at 52

Mr. Ezekiel Mandyau, Management Committee Chairman, Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau, is dead. Mr. Dan Mandyau, brother of the deceased, confirmed the incident on...

INTERCEP Translates Anti-Open Grazing Law Into Hausa Language

A Non Governmental Organization, NGO, International Center for Peace, Charities and Human Development (INTERCEP), has translated the Benue's Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment...

Highly Infectious Diseases, Debt Management Bills Pass Second Reading At Benue Assembly

The Benue State House of Assembly has passed for second reading the Debt Management Office Establishment and Highly Infectious Diseases Emergency Prevention Bills 2020. The...

Niger Govt. Approves N86m For Repatriation, Quarantine Of Almajiri Pupils

The Niger state government has approved N86 million for quarantine, feeding and repatriation of almajiri pupils to their various states of origin.Hajiya Hannatu Salihu,...

Benue EXCO Approves Partial Reopening of Schools

Benue State Executive Council has approved partial re-opening of schools in the state in compliance with recommendations of the Presidential Tax Force on COVID-19. The...

North-East

Sokoto Hisbah Records 155 Rape Cases In Six Months

The Commandant, Sokoto State Hisbah Commission, Dr. Adamu Kasarawa, said the commission has recorded 155 rape cases from January to June, across the state. Kasarawa...

Bauchi Hisbah Impounds 329 Cartons Of Alcoholic Drink, Arrests 5 Prostitutes

The Bauchi State Hisbah Command has impounded about 329 cartons of alcoholic drink and apprehended five prostitutes in some areas of the state. Malam Ibrahim...

Only Qualified Teachers Will Teach In Borno – Gov. Zulum

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno says only qualified primary and secondary school teachers will henceforth be allowed to teach in the state. Zulum made this...

Borno Records 179 Criminal Cases In One Year – AG

The Borno Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kaka Shehu, on Thursday said the ministry recorded 179 criminal cases within the past one year. Shehu...

Borno Govt Rehabilitates 2,000 ex Boko Haram Combatants – Commissioner

The Borno Government has rehabilitated 2,000 ex-Boko Haram combatants. The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, made this known on...

North-West

Prosecute Perpetrators Of Killings In Zangon Kataf Now, Coalition Tells el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Chapter of the Coalition of Fulani Pastoralists Organisations, has called on government and security agencies to further investigate, arrest and prosecute...

Father Allegedly impregnates 17-Year-Old Daughter In Adamawa

The Police Command in Adamawa has arrested a 42-year-old father for allegedly raping and impregnated his 17-year-old daughter in Yola. DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the command...

Kebbi, FG, UN Begin Palliative Support Disbursement To 180 Poorest Poor

The Kebbi Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and UN Women have flagged-off the distribution...

We Are Raising A Pool of Detrabilised Nigerians Through Sir Kashim Fellowship – Gov. El-Rufai

The third set of young Nigerians for the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF) were unveiled on Wednesday by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai in Kaduna. The fellowship...

Kano Govt Destroys Illicit Drugs, Adulterated Foods Worth Over N380m

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Tuesday supervised the destruction of illicit drugs, expired and adulterated packaged foods worth over N380 million. According to...

South-East

Salary Arrears: Ex-councillors Forum Rejects Planned Protest Against Enugu Govt

The Forum of Former Councillors in Enugu has uncovered plans by some of its allegedly compromised members to stage a protest against the state...

Anambra Govt. Identifies 6 Herbal Products For Management Of COVID-19

Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Special Adviser to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra  on Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice, said that the government has identified six...

2021: Anambra Town Unions Endorse Okonkwo

The governorship aspiration of business mogul and intellectual, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, received a major boost on Saturday when the Abuja chapter of Association of...

My Brother Died Of Heart Failure Not Coronavirus – Late Lawmaker’s Family

The family of late Enugu lawmaker, Chijioke Ugwueze, says their brother died of heart failure and not Coronavirus as reported in some media. The immediate...

ENSG Promises Upgrade Of Health Facility In Oji River

Gov.  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday promised to upgrade the facilities at the Oji River General Hospital in the state. Ugwuanyi made the...

South-West

COVID-19: Lagos To Charge Face Mask Defaulters To Court

The Lagos State Government says it will start charging face mask defaulters to court from next week, as the period of grace was over. Gov....

LASG Disburses Funds To 300 Victims Of Abule-Egba Pipeline Explosion

The Lagos State Government (LASG), has completed the disbursement of N19.2 million to 300 victims of Abule-Egba pipeline explosion at the Lagos State Emergency...

Court Remands Man For Allegedly Defiling His 3-Year-Old Daughter

An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 41- year-old man, Effiom Etowa, who allegedly defiled his three-year old daughter, be remanded...

Man, 28, Docked For Allegedly Raping 11-Year-Old

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Thursday remanded one Oyerinde Oyeniyi, 28, for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. Oyeniyi is being tried for rape...

Wike Attributes Success Of Urban Renewal To Financial Prudence

Rivers state governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has attributed the success of his urban renewal programme to financial prudence of his administration. The governor also said...

South-South

Face Mask: Police Arrest 121 Violators In Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has arrested 121 persons for contravening the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020, on compulsory...

Delta Assembly Prays For Speedy Recovery Of Gov Okowa’s Family

The Delta House of Assembly has assured the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his family of prayers for their speedy recovery after testing...

Military Dismantles Illegal Refineries, Seizes 135 Bags Of Rice, Arrests Oil Thieves In S/South – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters said that military operations conducted in South-South part of the country in the last two weeks had led to the dismantling...

COVID-19: Edo Discharges 130 Patients

The Edo Government on Thursday announced the discharge of 130 more Coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the state to...

Obaseki’s Wife Appeals To Politicians To Put People’s Interest First

Wife of the Governor of Edo state, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has appealed to politicians in the country to put the interests of the poor...

Sports

Sane Completes Move To Bayern From Manchester City

Leroy Sane has completed his move to Bundesliga champions — Bayern Munich from Manchester City, the German club announced on Friday. Sane, 24, signed a...

SPORTSFLAKES: TALE OF ETTA EGBE, THUNDER BALOGUN

They belong to different generations, Etta Egbe was not born when Teslim Olawale Balogun, better known as Thunder, scared goalkeepers with terrific shots.One account...

Messi Unwilling To Renew Barca Contract

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, according to a report by Spanish radio station...

Manchester City honour Liverpool, then hammer them 4-0

Hosts Manchester City generously applauded new champions Liverpool at the Etihad stadium before their English Premier League (EPL) match on Thursday and promptly showed...

Kwara Gets New Director Of Sports

Coach Ibrahim Alarape has been appointed as the 16th Director of Sports, Kwara State Sports Council. According to reports he replaces the out-going Director of...

World

Canada’s Biggest Banks Join Boycott Of Facebook Platforms

Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed on Friday they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc; which began by U.S. civil rights groups, seeking to...

Islamic State Female Supporter Jailed For Plot To Bomb London Cathedral

A 37-year-old woman who swore allegiance to Islamic State was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in prison on Friday for plotting a...

UN Suspends 2 Employees Over Viral Sex Video

The United Nations says it has suspended two male staff members involved in a recent viral sex video in Israel. Mr. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for...

UK Will Ditch Travel Quarantine For 75 countries

The British Government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so...

Chinese Ambassador Condemns London’s Stance On Hong Kong

Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, on Thursday criticised the UK authorities’ position on Hong Kong’s new security law and called it “a...

Health

Cross River Records Five COVID-19 Cases

Cross River state has recorded five COVID-19 cases. This was confirmed in an internal memo by the Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar...

Nigeria Records 626 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 626 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 27,110. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on...

COVID-19: PTF Cautions Nigerians On Eased Restrictions

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday urged Nigerians to proceed with caution with the eased restriction as it could change course...

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 790 New Infections With 603 Deaths

Nigeria recorded its new highest daily figure of 790 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 26, 484, according to the Nigeria Centre for...

WHO Warns Against Use Of Masks During Exercise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned people against wearing masks while exercising, saying masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. WHO gave 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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