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Pro-Obaseki Lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

The House of Representatives had asked the inspector-general of police to seal up the Edo parliament.

Insecurity: PDP calls for State of Emergency, backs ex-President Obasanjo

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in the country.

Abia APGA Suspends Otti Indefinitely for Alleged Anti-party Activities

The Abia State Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has suspended its Governorship Candidate in 2015 and 2019, Dr. Alex Otti,...

Ex BBNaija Housemate Angel Joins Bayelsa Governorship Race

Angel of the 2018 Big Brother House has joined the gubernatorial race in Bayelsa.

Edo, Bauchi Assembly Crises: Speakers’ Conference Commend NASS Intervention

Obasa urged governors Obaseki and Mohammed of Edo and Bauchi States, respectively, to know their limits in relation to the other arms of government.

Features

How to Sustain Long-lasting Friendships for Sweeter Life

Friendships are like the icing on a cake. Friends, true ones make life sweeter. If you have true friends, enjoy them, if you don’t cultivate some.

Cybercrimes Act: Friend or Foe?

The Cybercrimes Act, is a relatively new and unknown law, ostensibly enacted to make the nation’s cyberspace safe for all users. However, at a recent media roundtable, participants pointed out some inherent flaws in the Act, which make it an instrument of suppression and intimidation of certain categories of people. Assistant Editor, CHINWE MADUAGWU, who was at the event reports.

Weightloss: Excuses Don’t Burn Fat – Seyi

Nigeria’s first and leading weightloss reality TV show, FaSttest Shedder, is the brainchild of Seyi Olusore, a lifestyle/fitness coach. The Next Edition recently had a chat with him on what the TV show is all about.

Why Suicide is Increasingly Becoming an Option for Many Nigerian Youth – Experts

Taking care of the risk factors of suicide will go a long way to prevent the rate of suicide in Nigeria.

June 12: Never To Be Wished Away, But Where’s the Hope?

As Nigerians celebrate June 12 as the new official Democracy Day, Assistant Editor, CHINWE MADUAGWU, writes that it is not just enough to declare the day a holiday.

Opinion

Okowa: 60 garlands for an indefatigable performer

Greatness lies not in ruling a people, it lies in being the cause of happiness in their lives.” ― Abhijit Naskar

The Story Of Busola Dakolo’s Unknown ‘Cousin’

Busola Dakolo has a cousin she has never met and might never even meet. They don’t share blood ties, of course. But like tens...

DELE SOBOWALE: OLD AGE WITHOUT WISDOM

The cultists were arrested on different days at different locations in Bariga.

In Search of The Real Oshiomhole

As I watched the video again on Sunday, it felt like a recording from another age, yet it was taped only five years ago....

Ahmed Lawan, Festus Adedayo and the APC mob

Senator Ahmed Lawan is the incumbent Senate President of Nigeria, having won the election into that office, 79-28, beating his rival, Senator Ali Ndume...

Regional News

North-Central

Benue North East: Why I Did Not Go To Court— Gemade

Gemade said he is fulfilled for contributing positively to the upliftment of his zone and people

Ortom Swears in Four Advisers

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday swore in four former Special Advisers charging them to redouble their efforts in assisting his administration to...

Bishop Anagbe Warns Against Corruption, Task Nigerians On Peace, Unity

Bishop Anagbe said everyone in Nigeria must live right to ensure peace and development of the country.

Niger Gets New CP

Mr. Adamu Usman, formerly of the Finance and Administration Department in the Force Headquarters, Abuja has assumed office as Commissioner of the Police Command...

Benue NUJ Congratulates Akase On His Re-appointment

The Chairman assured him of sustained support from the union to enable him succeed.

North-East

Gombe EFCC Zonal office convicts 53, recovers over N90m in 7 months

The North-East zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has secured the conviction of 55 corruption-related cases and recovered...

Windstorm Kills 3, Destroys 200 Houses in Bauchi

Yerima disclosed that the victims included two men and a teenage girl while 200 houses were destroyed during the fierce windstorm that was preceded by heavy downpour.

Insecurity: Gov Bindow Says Ban on Motorcycle “Necessary Sacrifice”

Bindow said that he had received several security reports linking the rising security challenges to the use of motorcycles across the state.

Over 3,500 Children Involved in the North-east Conflict – UNICEF Rep

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Fall, on Thursday revealed that over 3, 500 children of ages...

Pick SGF from South-East, Ohanaeze Youths Tell Buhari

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to correct the marginalisation of the Igbo by pick the next Secretary to...

North-West

Insurgency: Adamawa Govt to Receive 4,000 Refugees from Cameroon

The state governor said the state would constitute its own technical committee to work with the main technical committee in facilitating the return of the refugees back home.

Banditry: Gov. Matawalle Meets with Security Experts in Dubai

In furtherance of efforts to tackle the menace of banditry in rural communities in Zamfara State, the Governor, Bello Matawalle, will meet...

Kaduna Assembly Passes Religious Regulatory Bill

The Executive Bill, brought to the Assembly in 2016, was passed hours before the 8th Assembly was dissolved on Friday.

Banditry: NAF Inaugurates 271 Detachment in Birnin Gwari

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai said the establishment of 271 NAF detachment in Birnin Gwari and instituting the necessary infrastructure was to ensure that Nigeria could meet and conquer many security challenges it was currently facing.

Teenage Tricycle Operator Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Colleague to Death

Haruna said Hussain and Ibrahim of Jakara Quarters Kano, who also operated a tricycle, had a misunderstanding at Kabuga Fly over Bridge Kano.

South-East

Imo West Senatorial District: INEC Issues CoR to Okorocha, Vows to Appeal Judgment on Issuance of Certificate

Meanwhile, the former Governor in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, has thanked INEC for complying with the court judgment.

Anambra: CMD Begs Striking Doctors To Return To Work

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH, Amaku, Awka has appealed to its striking doctors to return to work. Dr. Basil Nwankwo, Chief Medical Director,...

Ugwuanyi Issues Proclamation For 7th Assembly’s Inauguration

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has issued a proclamation for the 7th Assembly of the Enugu State House of Assembly to be inaugurated...

APC Assures Of Credible Opposition In Zamfara, Set To Reconcile Aggrieved Members In S/E

Zamfara State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has promised to provide credible opposition to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state. The...

IPOB: Police Promise To Arrest Miscreants Who Enforce Sit-At-Home Order

The Police Command in Enugu State has promised to arrest and prosecute any miscreant, who disguises as a member of the Indigenous People of...

South-West

Lagos Cracks Down on Illegal Trading, Shanties Along Lagos-Badagry, Oshodi-Abule Egba Corridors

Lagos State government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to owners of illegal trading kiosks and shanties along Lagos-Badagry and Oshodi-Abule Egba corridors to vacate...

Mi-Yetti Allah Condemns Killing of Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter, Linkage to Herdsmen

Mi-Yetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has condemned the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere,...

CACOL Writes Oyetola Over Supreme Court Ruling On Osun Governorship Election

CACOL has congratulated Gov. Oyetola saying the ruling offers opportunity to him to focus on real Socio-Economic Development.

South-West Govs Meet in Ibadan, Renew Call For State Police

South-West governors who met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday, rose from their stakeholders' security summit, with a renewed call for the...

Sanwo-Olu Wins at Electoral Tribunal, Floors AD, LP Candidates

An Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the...

South-South

Ijaw Nation Does Not Need RUGA Settlements, Fulani Vigilance Groups in Its Land – IYC

The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) Worldwide on Tuesday said the proposed RUGA settlements for Fulani cattle rearers in various states of the federation will...

Shutting Down of Oil Production Facilities Will Not Be Tolerated, Gov. Wike Warns

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that the State Government will not tolerate shutting down of oil production facilities of operating companies...

Kidnap of Three Expatriates, Gov. Wike Gives Andoni Chiefs Three-Day Ultimatum

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has given the chiefs and leaders of Andoni Local Government Area, a 72-hour ultimatum to ensure the immediate...

Ibom Air Operates Inaugural Flight To Lagos

Akwa Ibom-owned carrier, Ibom Air, on Friday began commercial flight operations with an inaugural flight from Uyo to Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,...

Edo Assembly Passes 71 Bills, 191 Resolutions In 4Yrs

The Edo House of Assembly on Thursday said it passed 71 bills and adopted 191 resolutions from June 8, 2015 to June 6, 2019.

Sport

Mikel Obi retires from international football, says “I’m out”

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has announced his retirement from the national team.

AFCON 2019: Bronze Medal Better than Coming Back with Nothing, Okala

The Super Eagles beat Tunisia 1-0 to win the bronze medal.

2019 AFCON: Ighalo’s goal Secures Third-place for Nigeria

Nigeria, who dominated the game, have now won the bronze medal at eight different Cup of Nations’ tournaments.

Arsenal’s Emery Awaits Decision on Koscielny’s Future

The 33-year-old French centre back has a year left on his contract but has been linked to Ligue one clubs Girondins Bordeaux and Olympique Lyonnais.

AFCON 2019: Nigeria Succumbs to Algeria

Nigeria’s goal came through a penalty in the second half.

World

Looting, Arson, as Major Power Outage Hits New York

The outage occurred just before 7 p.m. (midnight Nigerian time) following a fire outbreak at a power substation on West 49th Street.

Tributes Paid to Air Crash Coal Tycoon Chris Cline

Cline, his daughter Kameron, 22, three other women and two men died in the crash on Thursday.

UN Finds Evidence of MBS Link to Khashoggi Death

Pressure is mounting on Canada and the United States to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the...

Heavy Security in South Sudan Ahead of Planned Protest

The Red Card Movement is calling for President Salva Kiir to step down and democratic elections to take place.

Trump Declares National Emergency over IT Threats

In a separate development, the US commerce department added Huawei to its "entity list", a move that bans the company from acquiring technology from US firms without government approval.

Health

770,000 Deaths from HIV/AIDS Recorded Worldwide in 2018 – UNAIDS Report

Globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018.

Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Tasks Parents On Children’s Mental Health

Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of Lagos State governor, has urged parents and guardians to pay serious attention to the welfare and mental health of...

Ebola: FAAN reassures Nigerians of adequate measures to prevent outbreak

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Thursday reassured Nigerians that adequate measures had been put in place at the nation’s airports to...

WHO Launches Viral Hepatitis Scorecard, Nigeria Lags Behind

More than 71 million people are living with viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) in sub-Saharan Africa, and only 1 in...

Researchers Develop New Method to Rapidly, Reliably Monitor Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have successfully developed a new reliable method of continuously monitoring sickle cell disease using a microfluidics-based electrical impedance sensor. This feat was achieved by...

Fashion

Trendy Hair Cuts for Ladies

A lot of women prefer the natural hair cut look not only because it gives them balance and style, but also because it is very easy to maintain and saves cost.

Shawls, Adding Colour to Your Dressing

Interestingly, men too can spruce up their appearance with a shawl.

Fashion Trend: Ankara Wedding Gowns, The New Craze

African fabrics especially the regular Ankara designs have gone one notch higher. They have taken the fashion industry by storm and are somewhat bringing...

Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

Fashion legend, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel’s artistic director has passed on after brief illness.

Spice TV Presents ‘Spice Lifestyle Honors’ on December 5

Management of Spice TV has concluded arrangements to host its Spice Lifestyle Honors in December.

Lifestyle

Bad Breath: How to Avoid, Reduce it

Bad Breath more often than not is caused by preventable conditions and so can be avoided

Selfish Women: Turn Off or Turn on?

Nigerian men speak up on how they feel about a selfish partner.

Actress Princess Shyngle’s Newly Acquired backside Has Got People Talking (photos)

Ghana-based Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, has been able to gather numerous fans and admirers not just for her acting skill but also for her...

Building Your Confidence, Self Esteem As a Teenager

A healthy self esteem and confidence can give teens the ability to resist peer pressure and deal with uncertainties of life.

Trendy Hair Cuts for Ladies

A lot of women prefer the natural hair cut look not only because it gives them balance and style, but also because it is very easy to maintain and saves cost.

Relationships

Meet The Male Besties Who Share Same Girlfriend, Claim They Both Love Her – Photo

The besties can be seen kissing the same girl in one of the pictures.

Recognizing You Are In A Toxic Relationship

In a toxic relationship, you are unable to have a meaningful and positive connection with the other person.

Stingy Men: A turn off or turn on?

Giving is not an easy gesture but it sure makes the world go round. Are stingy men a turn-off or turn on?

Workplace Romance: The Do’s and Don’ts

Work place relationships are tricky, but can be managed.

Romantic Ways to Propose

Popping the all important question to the love of your life can be nerve wracking but with some ideas, you can create a special memory.

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