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OPENING REMARKS BY THE COMMISSION CHIEF EXECUTIVE (NUPRC) ENGR. GBENGA KOMOLAFE FNSE AT THE 2ND PHASE OF CONSULTATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON DRAFT REGULATIONS HELD...

It is a great honour and privilege to welcome you to the 2nd Phase of our Consultation with Stakeholders on regulations development as mandated...

NCC, NAICOM, LASG, Experts Identify Importance of Media in National Development, Seek Adoption of AI

Experts who gathered at the public presentation of Business Journal Newspaper over the weekend in Lagos have identified the important role of the media...

NLNG Awards 10 Overseas Post-graduate Scholarships In 2022

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on Monday in Port Harcourt awarded post-graduate scholarships to ten (10) Nigerians to pursue Masters degrees at universities in the...

CBN Gives Fidelity Bank the Nod To Acquire Union Bank UK

Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday said it had entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100 per cent equity stake in Union Bank UK...

eNaira Records 200,000 Users, N4bn Transactions Value – Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), digital currency, eNaira has recorded 200,000 volumes and four billion Naira value of transactions since its inauguration in...

Investigation

INVESTIGATION: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: How Governor Emmanuel Pays Personal Loan with State Funds

Postscript: The NEXT EDITION newspaper has launched an investigative series called, “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul,” as part of its accountability and transparency project,...

Iniubong Umoren- Akwa Ibom Civil Society Forum Demands Explanation from Police over Shoddy Investigation

The Guild of Community Development Advocates in Akwa Ibom State, Tuesday, called on the Nigerian Police to explain why it carried out a shoddy...

INVESTIGATION: DSS submits fresh report on murder of jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren to DPP

The Department of State Security (DSS) has submitted a detailed report of fresh investigation into the murder of the jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, to the...

INVESTIGATION: Iniubong Umoren: Finally, Police name Emem Emmanuel as accomplice; move him, others to Correctional Centre

After months of denial and cover-up, the Akwa Ibom State Police command has admitted that Emem Emmanuel was an accomplice to the murder of...

INVESTIGATION: How Poor Toilet Facilities Threaten Menstrual Health Of Students In A’Ibom Public Schools

Public schools of stench As you walk towards the tiny concrete buildings behind a long block of classrooms, a foul odor hits you square in...

Opinion

Nigeria @62: Towards Gender Equality In Politics

Over the years, women have clamoured for political space because men dominate both elective and appointed positions in Nigeria. From the pre-independence era, Nigerian women...

THE IGBO AND DEATH OF A QUEEN

On Tuesday, September 6, Liz Truss met Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral, Scotland. We saw her with the queen in a warm handshake as she...

Olúségun Obásanjó’s Pounded Yam

Olúségun Obásanjó's mother told him at the very beginning that if pounded yam is not much, it must be made hard and tough (iyán...

WHY ASUU SHOWDOWN WITH GOVERNMENT IS JUSTIFIED

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has gone for broke with its declaration of indefinite strike, ending its roll-over strategy since its February 14,...

OPINION: AWAKENING THE GIANT OF AFRICA—THE CLARION CALL

“Where there is love, there is neither prejudice nor war nor strive nor pains nor any evil at all. Love engenders peace and justice;...

Politics

PDP Primary: Supreme Court Upholds Adeleke’s Election, Dismisses Babayemi’s Suit

The Supreme Court on Thursday, upheld the July 16 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship primary election that produced the Osun Governor-elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke,...

Ahmed Lawan: Court Declares Machina APC Yobe North Senatorial Candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Bashir...

#Obidiatti23 Rally Can’t Hold At Lekki Toll Gate – Court Rules

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered Labour Party (LP)  and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki Toll Gate in...

2023: Benue APC Might Not Participate In Guber Elections – BYA

Even as campaigns for the 2023 general elections are about to kick-off, a youth group, Benue Youth Alliance, BYA, has expressed the fear that...

2023: Atiku Appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, Others As Special Advisers

Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of...

Features

Lagos Residents Call For Stiffer Measures To Check Underage Access To Hotels, Alcohol

Lagos residents have called for stiffer measures to check the growing trend of underage persons being allowed access to hotels, alcohol and drugs. A cross-section...

 How Influential Politicians Are Getting Away With Corruption — Falana

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has condemned “the manipulation of the justice system to favour influential politicians facing corruption charges in Nigeria.” Falana stated...

Conflict Mgt: Persuasion, Social Intelligence Skills Training, A Prerequisite for Individuals, Groups, Organizations — Experts

Some experts say individuals, groups and organizations require special trainings on persuasive strategies, social intelligence skills, among other principles, to assist them in managing...

Compensation Wahala: How Obasanjo Acquired His Farmland in Benue

Last weekend, a farm belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in Benue state was burnt by hoodlums suspected to be members of the farming...

Jos Cold Bites Harder Amid COVID-19 Fears

The cold weather in Plateau state has become more intense, causing discomfort and fears among residents amid COVID-19 and other related illnesses, reports the...

Columnists

80 Hearty Cheers To Professor Bolaji Akinyemi

One is bound to be tempted to write on different issues today, specifically on those ones that tried men’s souls in 2021, a year...

Naira Slides To 505/$ As CBN Stops Forex Sale To BDCs

The naira fell slightly to the dollar at the parallel market few hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday announced the discontinuity...

THE HIJAB DIVERSION

Kwara State Government is insisting on hijab in its schools for female Muslim students. But because the schools are missionary-founded, Christians last week said...

Not All Bandits Are “Criminals”

Recently an aide of Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle of Zamfara State, North West Nigeria, laboured to explain that if his principal ever made the statement that “not all bandits are criminals”, it...

UZODIMMA: THE GOVERNOR AS A QUISLING

The idea of democracy is straightforward. “Democracy is government of the people for the people and by the people,” said Abraham Lincoln, the 16th...

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Regional News

North-Central

Communal clash: Two killed, Three Abducted In Benue

Renewed communal clash, between the Iharev and Kparev people of Tse-Sho village in Tyomu, Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue state, has reportedly claimed...

Suspected Herdsmen Kill Three Persons In Benue

Gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen has, again, killed three persons in a community in Guma local government area of Benue State. The Next Edition...

Makurdi Under Flood Threat… Environment Commissioner

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources in Benue state, Dr. Godwin Oyiwona, disclosed that Makurdi, the state capital, is under threat of flood...

Benue Volunteer Guards Arrest Five Ambazonian Fighters In Kwande LGA

Men of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards have apprehended five Ambazonian fighters believed to have a link with Boko Haram in Jato Aka,...

Police Arrest Fleeing Kidnap Kingpin In Benue

The police have arrested the fleeing leader of a kidnap gang, Achobo Samuel, who specialised in Kidnapping women in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. The...

North-East

Wife Of Borno Governor Presents Xmas Gifts To Christian Widows, Less Privileged

The wife of Borno Governor, Hajiya Falmata Umara-Zulum, on Friday donated food items to Christian widows and vulnerable persons in Maiduguri. Distributing the items, Mrs...

Borno Bans Development Partners From Supplying Food, Non-Food Items To Resettled Communities

Borno Government has banned organisations from distributing food and non-food items to resettled communities in the state. The ban was made known in a letter...

Insurgency: Borno To Close IDPs Camps By Dec. 31

Borno State government says it will close all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri, by Dec. 31. The State Governor,...

Zulum Receives Women, Children Who Escaped From Boko Haram Bondage

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday received six women and nine children who escaped from the bondage of Boko Haram terrorists. Presenting the women...

Zulum Orders Investigation Into Clash Between Task Force, Church Members In Maiduguri

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has ordered investigation into the violent clash between a joint security task force operating with Borno Geographical Information System...

North-West

Matawalle Orders House-To-House Search To Flush Out Criminal Elements

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the task force on security to embark on house-to-house search to flush out criminal elements in the...

Bandits Burn Down 2 Health Centres, Shut 69 Others In Katsina— Official

Katsina State Government says bandits have completely burnt down two primary health centres in Batsari Local Government Area of the state. Dr. Shamsudeen Yahaya, the...

NUT Chapter Urges Kaduna Govt To Reverse Teachers’ Sack

Alhaji Babangida Sa’idu, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Sokoto State Chapter, has urged the Kaduna State Government to reverse its decision on ...

Fire Claims 2 In Kano – Official

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of one-year-old boy, Sulaiman Usaini, and his mother, 25-year-old Zainab Yusha’u, at Gwarzo Road by...

Police Rescue 97 Persons From Zamfara Forest

Police in Zamfara have secured the freedom of 97 persons from captivity in Shinkafi and Tsafe forest of the state. The Commissioner of Police, CP...

South-East

Insecurity: Anambra Demolishes Suspected Kidnappers’ Hideout

The Anambra government has demolished a building, allegedly being used as a hideout for gang of kidnappers in Okpuno-Ifite village, Oba, Idemili South Local...

Enugu CP Says No Cause For Alarm Over Suspected Natural Gas-Induced Fire

Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Lawal Abubakar, has assured  residents and Caritas University community that ‘there is no cause for alarm’ over...

New Year- 4 Die In 2 Auto Crashes In Ebonyi -FRSC  

No fewer than four persons died and several others injured in two separate ghastly auto accidents along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway in Ebonyi on New Year...

NDLEA Warns Against Drug Abuse, Trafficking In Ebonyi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi Command, on Saturday reiterated it commitment to fight against drug abuse and trafficking in the state,...

Monday, November 22, 2021, Is Not A Work-Free Day In Anambra State —Commissioner

Mr. C. Don Adinuba, the Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, has informed all public service workers in the state that Monday, November...

South-West

Lagos Assembly Summons Lands Bureau, Others Over Ogudu Community Land Dispute

The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the Lands Bureau and the Land Grabbers Office to appear before it over a land dispute...

350m Passengers Boarded BRT Buses In 7 Years

The Managing Director, Primero Transport Service Limited, Mr. Fola Tinubu, said the company had transported over 350 million passengers in the last seven years...

Lagos Govt. Declares Three Days Of Mourning Over Owo Killings

The Lagos State Government has declared three days of mourning over the killings at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the...

New Alaafin ‘ll Emerge Soon, Says Oyo Govt

Oyo State Government has assured the people of Oyo Town that new Alaafin of Oyo would emerge soon, urging them to be patient. Gov. Seyi...

No Controversy, Lekan Balogun Next In Line As Olubadan Of Ibadan — Ladoja  

High Chief Rasheed Ladoja, the Osi-Olubadan of Ibadan, says High Chief Lekan Balogun, the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland, is the next in line to ascend...

South-South

Fish out killers of APC Chieftain Frank-Oputu, Diri urges Police

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has condemned the assassination of Mr. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his...

Medical Doctor Arrested Over Alleged Rape Of Housemaid In Delta

The Police Command in Delta has confirmed the arrest of a medical practitioner, Dr. Christian Osakwe, over alleged rape of his housemaid in Asaba. The...

We Will Provide Opportunities For Youths To Be Wealth Creators – Okowa

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and...

Police Kill 4 Suspected Pirates In A’Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said its officers killed four suspected pirates who specialised in terrorising fishermen in Ibeno waterways in the state. The...

Bayelsa Primary Healthcare Workers Suspend Strike

The Bayelsa State Chapter of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) on Sunday said it has suspended the industrial action embarked upon...

Editorial

Sports

Ibrahim Gusau Elected NFF President

Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has been elected the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Zamfara born football administrator polled the highest votes cast...

SPORTSFLAKES: LAGOS IN AKINLADE’S POCKET

Catch the bug if you can. Lagos will never be the same again as deep pocket, Shola Akinlade, moves his Paystack into sports beginning...

Qatar Says World Cup Fans To Show Proof Of COVID-19 Test

Organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday said that fans attending the event in Qatar must show proof of a negative COVID-19...

Super Eagles Lose 1-2 To Algeria’s Desert Foxes

The Super Eagles failed to hold on to their early lead on Tuesday in Oran as they lost 1-2 to hosts Algeria in an...

SPORTSFLAKES: NWANERI JOINS HISTORY MAKERS

There is something you cannot take away from Nigerians. They know how to turn the tables overseas. On September 18, 2022, Ethan Chidiebere Nwaneri...

World

Putin Signs Documents To Annex 4 Contested Ukrainian Provinces

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed the document to formally annex four Ukrainian provinces occupied by Moscow’s troops. Putin said the regions of Luhansk,...

Queen Elizabeth Died Of ‘old age,’ Death Certificate Reveals

Queen Elizabeth II died of old age, her official death certificate has revealed. The document released by National Records of Scotland noted the time of...

Guinea Ex-ruler Camara, Others Face Trial For Alleged Massacre Of Protesters In 2009

The trial of Guinea former military ruler, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and 10 others from the Guinean security forces, for the alleged massacre and...

Ex- Shanghai Police Chief Gets Life Sentence For Bribery

Gong Dao’an, former deputy mayor and police chief of east China’s Shanghai Municipality, was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes. The Intermediate People’s...

Al-Qaeda Releases Book On Planning For The Sept. 11 Attacks

The Al-Qaeda terrorist network on Sunday released a book written by a senior member including a detailed timeline leading up to the attacks on...

Health

Yellow Fever: NCDC Announces 14 Deaths In 10 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has announced 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever between January...

Save Our Health System From Collapse, Nurses Appeal To Govt

Mrs Josephine Bassey, Chairperson of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Cross River Chapter, has called on government to save the nation’s...

Herbal Sex Enhancing Drugs Laced With Cannabis, Dangerous Chemicals – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has begun nationwide crackdown on producers of unapproved sex enhancing drugs...

COVID-19: Lagos Leads As NCDC Records 144 New Cases

Lagos State is ahead of other states of the federation in the latest COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says. This is...

Brain Drain: Nigeria May Import Medical Doctors In Future —NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the nation’s skyrocketing brain drain wave may culminate in the country resorting to hiring medical doctors to treat...

Fashion

Ananse.com Partners MasterCard Foundation, DHL To Connect 1,000 African Fashion Designers, Artists To Global Markets

Ananse Africa, a startup ecommerce platform, launched recently in Johannesburg and Lagos, has begun the business of connecting African designers with local and international...

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...

Lifestyle

Your Handbag Should Not Define Your Life, Adejumo Tells Ladies

Female Enthusiast and Transformational Coach, Funke Felix-Adejumo, has encouraged women not to allow material things define who they are in life. Speaking to women during...

Valentine’s Day: Does Red Really symbolise Love?

Some memorable days are often symbolised with certain colours and asides Christmas, Valentine’s Day is another special day that sees a spike in the...

‘This Is How We Dress,’ Afghan Women Overseas Pose In Colourful Attire

Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and...

HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG?

Hello everyone, how are we doing? Personally, I’ve been low key but living. Anyways, enough about that, let’s talk about someone that we have...

BBNaija and Marriage

This year’s Big Brother Naija is well underway and there have been some talking points to date. There’s one angle I’ve been pondering over...

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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