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HiiT Plc Offers N20m Scholarship To University Students On Instructor-Led Online Training

HiiT PLC, the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Training Service Provider in Nigeria, has concluded plans to offer scholarships worth Twenty Million Naira...

Atedo Resigns As Cadbury Chairman

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cadbury Nigeria Plc., Mr. Atedo Peterside, has resigned from the post after ten years. In a notification to...

Rebalancing: Investors Lost N198bn On Last Trading Day Of June

Activities on the nation’s bourse closed on the last trading day of June with a loss of N198 billion due to month-end rebalancing. Specifically, the...

High Cost Of Borrowing Bane Of Manufacturing Sector – MAN

The Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN) has disclosed that high cost of borrowing remained a core challenge of the manufacturing sector in the second...

Nigerian​ Breweries Declares​ N16.1bn Dividend For​ 2019

Shareholders of Nigerian Breweries Plc, have approved a total dividend of N16.1 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020. The shareholders gave the approval...

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

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...

Appointment Of Ken Nnamani As South-East National CTC Member Positive Development – NCDD

The National Council for Democratic Development (NCDD) has commended the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the appointment of...

Buhari, Tinubu’s Relationship Intact, Says Presidency

The Presidency has dismissed reports insinuating that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC chieftain Bola Tinubu have fallen apart, following the dissolution of the party’s...

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

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...

BSU Mgt Denies Rumours That VC, Top Staff Tested Positive To Covid-19

Management of the Benue State University, (BSU), Makurdi, has denied rumours making the rounds that its Vice Chancellor, Professor Msugh Kembe, has tested positive...

COVID-19 Positive Cases Rise To 65 In Benue

Positive Cases of Coronavirus in Benue state have risen to 65 as at Monday June 30, 2020, State Action Committee on COVID-19 has confirmed. Secretary...

Covid-19: NGO, ChristianAid, UKAid Donate To Vulnerable Households In Benue

A Non Governmental Organizations, NGO, Community Links and Human Empowerment Initiative, (CLHEI) with support from ChristianAid and UKAid, has distributed cash and non-food items...

Illicit drugs: NDLEA Arrests 320 Suspects, Secures 101 Convictions In Plateau

The Plateau Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it arrested 320 suspected drug dealers and secured 101 convictions in 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

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...

Katsina Convoy Accident: Nigerian Army Commiserates With Family Of Victim

The Nigerian Army has commiserated with the family of a 75-year-old man who died in a road traffic accident involving the convoy of the...

El-Rufai Inaugurates Board Responsible For Community Projects

Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has inaugurated the Governing Board of the state Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA), responsible for identifying developmental projects...

Anti-banditry Air Operations: NAF Constructs Aircraft Shelters

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is building an apron, hangar and aircraft shelters at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Airport in Katsina. Air Commodore Ibikunle...

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

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...

Sanwo-Olu Swears In Chairman Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, swore in Mr. David Famuyiwa as the new Chairman, Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA). Famuyiwa, the...

Oyo Discharges 180 COVID-19 Patients, Records New Death

The Oyo State Government has discharged 180 COVID-19 patients after returning negative for the virus. Gov. Seyi Makinde announced this via his offical Twitter account...

Lagos Commission Seals Social Clubs For Flouting COVID-19 Ban

The Lagos State Government says it has sealed several lounges, bars, spas and night clubs across the state for flouting its order banning them...

Ajimobi Won’t Be buried At His Mosque – Aide

Following the comments that trailed the burial announcement of the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, that his body would be...

South-South

Benin High Court Remands Warri High Chief, 11 Others For Alleged Kidnap, Murder.

A Benin High Court in Benin City, Edo State, on Tuesday remanded one Chief Johnson Atseleghe, 63, and eleven others in Oko Correctional Center...

COVID-19: Panic In Delta Over Increasing Number Of Cases

There is palpable tension and fear of the unknown in Delta state following the increasing cases of COVID-19 pandemic despite effective management put in...

Benin monarch describes alleged insult on Buhari as fake news

The Benin Traditional Council (BTC), has described as fake news, the allegation that the Benin monarch, Oba Ewaure II, insulted President Muhammadu Buhari. In a...

COVID-19: Governor Wike Says More Testing Will Save Lives

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says the on-going increased testing of prospective COVID-19 patients in the state is a commitment to save more...

A’Ibom Police Arrests Pastor, 11 Others For Rape

The Akwa Ibom state Police Command has arrested a Pastor and 11 others for rape and defilement. The Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal disclosed...

Sports

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...

Africa Cup Postponed To 2022 Due To COVID-19

The Africa Cup has been postponed by one year due to the Coronavirus pandemic and is now to be held in Cameroon in January...

Obaseki Hails Osimhen Over Best African Player Win

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed an Edo indigene and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, on his emergence as Africa Best...

Valencia Sack Coach Following Back-To-Back Defeats

Spanish La Liga clubside Valencia has sacked coach Albert Celades and appointed sporting director Voro until the end of the season. The coach was sacked...

Barcelona Sell Arthur To Juventus For 72m Euros, Buy Pjanic For 60m Euros

FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus for a fee of 72 million euros (80.98 million dollars). The...

World

Australian PM Announces $186bn Plan To Expand Military

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said Australia would be armed with long-range missiles under a 10-year plan to upgrade the capability and...

Russians Vote In Referendum For Putin To Stay In Power Until 2036

Russians will head to polling stations throughout the country on Wednesday to cast their ballots in a referendum to determine whether President Vladimir Putin...

Pandemic Increases Risk Of Female Genital Mutilation For Millions Of Girls – UN

According to a UN report, released on Tuesday, the Coronavirus pandemic is reversing progress on ending child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), putting...

Japan Sees Surge In Online Banking Thefts

Thefts from online bank accounts have been surging in Japan as unsuspecting victims have been duped by fake websites of financial institutions into giving...

China To Impose Visa Restrictions On U.S. Citizens Over Hong Kong

China on Monday said it would impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens as tensions rise over Hong Kong’s autonomy, state media reported. A Chinese Foreign...

Health

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...

NMA Condemns Attack On FMC Lokoja, Calls For Adequate Security

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Kogi chapter, has condemned the incident of hoodlums attack on Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja on Wednesday. A statement on...

COVID-19 : Nigeria Records 561 Fresh Cases

Nigeria has recorded 561 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 25,694. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 566 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday, announced 566 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to...

Expert Wants FG, States To Integrate Family Planning In COVID -19 Sensitization programmes

Dr. Bernard Emonena, Consultant, Family Planning (FP) Service Delivery, has advised both Federal and State Governments to integrate family planning into its sensitization programmes...

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

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...

For Your valentine’s Dinner Date, Dress To Leave An Impression

It's time to start prepping the ultimate date night outfit. While classic reds and pinks might be an obvious choice, white dresses also give...

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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