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CIBN Recertifies NDIC Academy As Training Provider For Banking Industry

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Academy has been recertified and its accreditation renewed as a training service provider for various professionals in the...

Experts Caution FG On Forex Ban For Food Importation

Some Trade and Economic Experts said that though Federal Government’s decision to ban forex for food importation would develop local capacity it should be...

100, 000 traders to benefit from ‘Trader Money’ in Kwara

The Kwara government says a total of 100,000 petty traders will benefit from the first phase of the state’s Social Investment Scheme, otherwise known...

Interest Rate Cut: Stock Market Advances By N42bn

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday rebounded further by 0.31 per cent, just as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) reduced interest rate...

CSR: Dangote Cement Commits N4bn To Projects In Ogun Host Communities

Dangote Cement Plc, says it has committed over N4 billion into various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in its 14 host communities in Yewa...

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

ROTIMI AMAECHI’S WHITE ELEPHANT PROJECTS

Recently at the funeral of an eminent Jurist, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi described himself as the "Best Governor" Rivers State has...

Africa And The New Protocol On COVID-19 Herbal Therapies

Africa has shown remarkable interest in seeking alternative therapeutic solutions for COVID-19 treatment. Prospects of discovering potential cure for coronavirus, through herbal remedies are still...

RIVERS STATE IS THE SAFEST STATE IN NIGERIA

The recent comments by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi concerning the safety and security of Rivers State, did not come to many...

LABOUR LEADERS AND THEIR STRIKE

Yesterday, newspapers said there would be a showdown on Nigeria's streets today. What does that mean? A strike was called for today but government...

WILL INEC SING ‘REDEMPTION SONG’ IN ONDO-10-10-20?

We need to reflect on the power in the words of ‘redemption song’ as originally conceived by the iconic Bob Marley. More than ever...

Politics

PDP NWC Ratifies Removal Of Adagunodo As Osun Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ratified the removal of Mr. Adesoji Adagunodo as the Osun Chairman of...

Why I Support Akeredolu’s Second term Bid – Rep

A member of the House of Representatives representing Akoko Northeast/Northwest federal constituency, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has disclosed that he is supporting Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu's second...

Ekiti AG Asks Ojudu, Others to retract allegations against Fayemi

The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, has advised a group of eight members of the All Progressives Congress led...

I Just Stepped Out Of PDP For A Few Days, I’m Back – Uduaghan

Immediate past Governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan on Monday formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with thousands of his supporters. The ex-governor received...

Ondo 2020: No Plan To Collapse Our Structure For Another party – ZLP

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo State has reiterated its commitment to the Agboola Ajayi candidacy. The party, in a statement issued by its...

Features

Reps Withdraw Water Bill As Lawmakers Clash

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday clashed over the controversial National Water Resources Bill. Members of the House, mostly from the southern part...

Nigeria Still Crawling @60, Collapsed Infrastructure Everywhere – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said on Tuesday that Nigeria at 60, is yet to find its feet. The body lamented that the political...

I Have No Regret Heading Magu’s Probe Panel -Justice Salam

Former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, has said he has no regrets chairing the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up...

[email protected]: FG To Close Routes Leading To Eagle Square

Ahead of the parade to mark Nigeria's 60th Independence Anniversary on Thursday, October 1, the Federal Government has put in place measures to further...

Okowa Lauds Buhari For Railways Development

Governor of Delta, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his bi-partisan approach to governance which engendered the completion of the...

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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North-Central

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...

Covid-19: Benue Schools To Resume September 21

Benue State Government has approved, September 21, 2020, for resumption of all schools across the state. Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar announced this on...

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

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...

Ban On Alcohol Sale: Court Adjourns Until Sept. 1

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Zaria, on Tuesday adjourned until Sept. 1, hearing in a suit filed by the Sabon Gari local government against...

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

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...

Lagos Assembly To Investigate Govt’s Acquisition Of Family Land

The Lagos State House of Assembly has said it will commence proper investigation into a petition alleging the acquisition of some landed property belonging...

Ondo State Election: Police Guarantee Safety Of NYSC Members

The Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Bolaji Salami, has given assurance of the safety of the NYSC members that will serve as INEC...

South-South

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...

Emir Of Bauchi Extols Wike’s Leadership Style

The Emir of Bauchi State, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu has commended the pragmatic approach to governance adopted by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo...

Delta State Govt Approves 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP, Targets N306b Budget Size

The Delta State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the revised 2021 to 2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) at its...

Editorial

Sports

Liverpool’s New Signing Thiago Tests Positive For COVID-19

Liverpool’s new midfield signing Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating with minor symptoms, the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions...

Ferencvaros, Dynamo, Olympiakos Reach UEFA Champions League Group Stage

Hungary’s Ferencvaros reached the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 25 years after a 0-0 draw with Molde in their...

Verdasco To Sue French Open Organisers After Positive COVID-19 Test Saga

Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco has announced his intention to sue the French Open organisers after he was forced to withdraw from the tournament...

Super Dragon Defeated At Last, By Death

Not many of his kind existed in those days. So, he was a colossus of a kind bestriding the continents of the world performing...

Serena Digs Deep To Find Way Past Ahn Into Second Round

Sixth seed Serena Williams battled sluggish conditions to defeat fellow American Kristie Ahn 7-6(2) 6-0 to begin her French Open campaign on Monday. Playing an...

World

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...

Hong Kong Postpones Elections For A Year ‘Over Virus Concerns’

The Hong Kong government has postponed September’s parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections. Hong Kong is...

Health

EU Executive Signs Contract For Up To 300m COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The EU has signed a contract for the supply of up to 300 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine by pharmaceutical company Sanofi-GSK,...

Vaccine Alone Cannot Defeat Coronavirus, UN Chief Warns

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that vaccine alone cannot defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Guterres gave the warning at a news conference in New...

WHO Selects Nigeria Disease Control Centre, Two Others To Research World’s Deadliest Diseases

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has approved three African centres for disease control as specialized continental reference sequencing research laboratories for emerging pathogens. WHO in...

Coronavirus: Oxford Resumes Trial Of Paused Vaccine

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will resume after it was paused due to a reported side effect...

Online Health Company Launches Telemedicine App

Online Health Company Limited has launched a one-stop hospital for all through a telemedicine app called ‘Ohealth Odoctor’. The App, according to the company, bridges...

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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