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Power Sector Records New 5,520.40MW – TCN,

The power sector has recorded yet another national peak generation of 5,520.40MW on Oct. 30 at 9.15p.m. Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, General Manager. Public Affairs, Transmission...

Exxon Mobil To Cut 14,000 Jobs As Pandemic Hit Oil Demand, Prices

Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United...

AfCFTA: Stakeholders Say Access To Finance, Information Biggest Challenges For African Businesswomen

Advocates of women entrepreneurs have identified inadequate finance and information as topmost challenges among the leading Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) facing African businesswomen. The advocates stated...

FG Releses Framework For Disbursement Of N75bn Youth Fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released the framework to guide NIRSAL Microfinance Bank in disbursing the N75bn Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (N-YIF). The...

NSE Market Capitalisation Gains N239bn On Enhanced Confidence

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation gained N239 billion in about six hours of trading on Wednesday, due to crash in money market instruments...

Investigation

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...

Organ Harvesting Industry Booms In Lagos As Probe Deepens •How kidney merchants in Lagos recruited us —Victims

SUBAIR MOHAMMED fortuitously broke into the circle of a kidney-harvesting syndicate operating from Lagos to India. The members connect through a password, ‘Life-Giver’. His...

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...

Opinion

#EndSARS: INSIDE PMB’S PARLEY WITH FORMER HEADS OF STATE

It was very touching, poignant, as President Muhammadu Buhari met with all living former heads of state on October 23, 2020, to discuss the...

The Plight of Persons With Disabilities Worsens Amidst COVID-19, #EndSars Protests

The raging protest, across the country is not just about police brutalities. It is also about bad governance, injustice and plundering of the nation’s scarce...

Akwa Ibom: Before We Turn the Bend towards Self-Destruct

A lot of things have happened in Akwa Ibom State during the past one week that makes one upset and equally depressed at the...

A Bat From Hell And The Asiwaju Of Blood

My dear Asiwaju Tinubu, Even if the whole country is cowed and mesmerised by you and applauds your callousness, vanity, evil, subterfuge, deceit, ruthlessness, obsessive...

IF NIGERIA DIES, HATRED KILLED HER

What a week it has been for our own dear native land! Just at the beginning of the month, as the country turned 60...

Politics

APC Tackles PDP For Faulting Estimated N1trn For Restoration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State on Tuesday took slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for faulting Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s projection of...

#EndSARS: PDP Suspends Political, Electioneering Activities

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has put on hold all its political and electioneering activities. The party disclosed this in a statement issued...

#EndSARS: INEC Postpones Legislative Bye-Elections In Lagos, 10 Other States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the legislative bye-elections scheduled to hold in Lagos and 10 other states. The bye-elections had been fixed...

PDP Clears All Seats In Bauchi Council Polls

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi has won all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in Saturday’s council polls in the state. Chairman, Bauchi...

Defection: “We will Welcome Umahi With Open Arms”-APC Ebonyi Chairman

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman in Ebonyi, Mr. Nwachukwu Eze, says the opposition party will welcome Gov. David Umahi with ‘open arms’ if...

Features

FG Changes MSMEs Survival Fund Portal From Nov. 1

The Federal Government says it will effect a change in Macro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund and Guaranteed off-take Stimulus Scheme site...

US Forces Kill 6, Rescue American Citizen Held By Bandits In Nigeria

US forces on Saturday rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in northern Nigeria, the...

Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal, PSC Warns Policemen

The Police Service Commission has frowned on the refusal of some policemen to return to their duty posts following the killing of about 22...

#EndSARS: Do Something Now Before It Is Too Late– Ex-A’Ibom Gov, Attah Tells FG

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has called on the Federal Government to quickly act in redressing the issues that culminated...

S’East Governors, Youths Call For Reduction Of Security Roadblocks In Region

Youth groups in the South-East have called for a review of the indiscriminate mounting of road blocks in the region by security agencies. This is...

Columnists

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),...

#Please Wear Your Mask#

The world has shown an unparalleled unanimity and intrepidity, against the dreaded coronavirus. Undoubtedly, this unprecedented valiance, was bolstered last week, with the launch of...

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Regional News

North-Central

Alleged Homicide: Court Remands Kogi Traditional ruler, 10 Others

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Lokoja on Friday ordered that a 69-year-old traditional ruler in Adavi Local Government, Asema Uka (Otumi-Ajoko) Momoh Nasir and...

Torshimbe’s Death: Ortom Appoints Achabo As New S.A Bureau For local Govt

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has appointed Mr. Kenneth Achabo as his new Special Adviser at the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,...

Kwara Rainstorm: One Dies, Two Missing

One person was confirmed dead while two others were declared still missing after Saturday night’s downpour in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The downpour, which destroyed...

Edo 2020: Ortom Congratulates Obaseki On Guber Victory

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, on behalf of the government and people of Benue State, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory...

Serial Kidnapping: Makurdi Court Remands Couple In Prison Custody

A Chief Magistrate Court in Makurdi, has remanded a businessman, Benjamin Uttah and his wife, Ada Benjamin in prison for criminal conspiracy and kidnapping. The...

North-East

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...

EU-UNICEF Renovate 2 PHCs in Remote Communities In Bauchi

The European Union (EU) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has renovated and equipped two Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) in...

Banditry: Katsina Returning To Normalcy – Govt

The Katsina State government said on Saturday that the state is fast retuning to normalcy, especially in the rural communities affected by banditry. It attributed...

North-West

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...

Kaduna Govt Bans Tricycle Operators From Major Roads

The Kaduna State Government has banned tricycle operators from plying major roads within the metropolis, in line with the ongoing transport sector reform. Director-General, Kaduna...

South-East

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...

NDLEA Destroys 9.110 Tons Of Illicit Drugs In Aba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed seized illicit drugs worth millions of naira in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia...

COVID-19: Imo Begins Free Community Mass Testing Sept. 1

Imo State Government has said it will begin community mass testing for COVID-19 on Sept. 1. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Damaris Osunkwo, who...

South-West

#EndSARS: OPC Cautions Arsonists In South-West States

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Friday called for an immediate stop to the destruction of lives and property in the South-West following the...

Protests: Yoruba Forum Tasks Community Security Groups, Leaders To Restore Peace

The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) a South-West pressure group, has tasked community police operatives nationwide to join in restoring peace and sanity to the...

Makinde Urges FG To Site Gemstone Market In Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called on the Federal Government to site a gemstone market in the state to boost the mining...

Yoruba Group Seeks Oodua Republic, To Hold October 1 Rally In Six Continents

A Diaspora coalition, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), has said its proposed rally for sensitisation slated for October 1 is sacrosanct, assuring participants of a...

Lagos Unfolds Plans For 60th Independence Anniversary

The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, has unveiled the state government's activities to celebrate Nigeria's 60th Independence Day anniversary. Elegushi, at...

South-South

Cross River Needs N5bn To Fix Vandalised Centre- Gov. Ayade

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River says the state will require N5 billion to repair the Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC) vandalised by hoodlums. Ayade...

#EndSARS: PDP Suspends Political, Electioneering Activities

The General Manager of Edo Waste Management Board, Mr. Charles Imariagbe, says the state government has embarked on a clean-up exercise across the city...

COVID-19: Okowa Calls For Sustainable Health Financing In Nigeria

Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for the adoption and implementation of a viable and sustainable healthcare financing programme for states in the...

Edo Varsity To Commence New Academic Session Nov 16

The Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, has announced that its Post UTME screening to usher in 2020/2021 new academic session will be conducted on...

Medical Women, CSO’s Stage Protest Over Kidnapping In Calabar

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Cross River Chapter and other women organisations on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest against kidnapping in the...

Editorial

Sports

Neymar Out Until At Least Mid-November, PSG Coach Says

Paris St-Germain’s Brazil forward, Neymar will be sidelined until after the international break in mid-November, the French club’s coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday. This...

Surprise Package Cadiz Join Real Sociedad On Top Of La Liga

Promoted Cadiz scored two goals in three minutes to beat hosts Eibar 2-0 on Friday and provisionally join La Liga leaders Real Sociedad at...

SPORTS FLAKES: KPAKOR: ABEDI PELE AVOIDED ME

Moses Kpakor became a superstar after caging Algerian captain, Rabah Madjer, in the grand finale of the Algiers ' 90 African Nations Cup. He...

Liverpool Defender Van Dijk Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Liverpool on Friday confirmed defender Virgil van Dijk has undergone successful surgery on his knee and is set to start rehabilitation. Dijk was injured early...

Bale Ready To Fly, Mourinho Says

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale has worked hard to improve his fitness levels. The Portuguese manager added that the Wales forward would...

World

China’s 5G Network Has More Than 600,000 Base Stations – Ministry

China is stepping up the construction of its 5G network, and has now built over 600,000 5G base stations, according to the Ministry of...

Mali’s President, Prime Minister Arrested – Mutiny Leader

Mutineering soldiers in Mali on Tuesday detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, one of their leaders said. “We can tell you...

Islamic State Members Storm Jail, Freeing Hundreds Of Prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large, on Monday, after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman said on...

Coronavirus: Iran Cover-up Of Deaths Revealed By Data Leak

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government's own...

Vietnam Records First Covid-19 Death

Vietnam has recorded its first Covid-19 fatality, in a devastating blow for a country proud of its zero deaths. The 70-year-old man was from the...

Health

Expert Tasks Mothers On Child-Spacing

A Medical Expert, Dr. Hassan Adelakun, has advised women of child-bearing age to embrace effective child-spacing methods and pay more attention to their reproductive...

Africa CDC Warns Of Second Wave Of COVID-19 Infections In Africa

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19...

800,000 Babies Die Of Poor Breastfeeding Globally Each Year – Health Commissioner

The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, says no fewer than 800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding yearly across the globe. Filani said...

Covid: Lockdowns Return As Europe Confronts Second Wave

Two of Europe's biggest economies are reinstating some form of national lockdown, as the continent confronts a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. From Friday...

Return To Strick Lockdown Possibe – AU

African Union Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa has advised nations on the continent to be watchful in fighting the coronavirus to avoid a second wave of...

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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