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OML 29 Spill: Aiteo Deploys Clean-up Equipment To Nembe

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), operator of the NNPC/AìteoJoint Venture on OML 29, has said that it has reached an advanced stage...

Emefiele Says eNaira Downloads Almost 600,000 In Less Than 4 Weeks

Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says that in less than four weeks, the eNaira app had witnessed almost 600,000 downloads...

CBN Retains MPR At 11.5%, Other Parameters Remain Constant

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday voted to hold the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 11.5...

Africa’s Industrialization Agenda Is At The Heart Of AFCFTA – Wabote

THE Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, has said that Africa’s industrialization agenda is at the heart...

Editors Score CBN High on eNaira, Interventions

The Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), otherwise known as eNaira has received positive reviews from some Nigerian editors who lauded Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for the multi-layered...

Investigation

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...

INVESTIGATION – Iniubong Umoren: New Evidence Shows Police Mishandled Case; Another Victim Speaks Out

The criminal cover up The Police in Akwa Ibom State have not only compromised the investigation into the assault, rape and murder of the jobseeker,...

Opinion

FOR MADAM ODILI AND JOURNALIST SALEM

In a very recent interview with The New Yorker, an American news magazine, Professor Wole Soyinka was asked to name his favourite song of...

Remembering Flight ADK 086 of November 7, 1996

November 7, 1996 was to be a busy evening in Abuja for me. I had scheduled an interview and a photo session with the...

‘BEFORE ‘THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH REVOLT SOON (2)’

‘Who’s benefiting from over-taxing the poor?’ Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings in a recent report stated that multiple taxation and inconsistent government policies affect...

RECONSTRUCTING 21 FEDERAL ROADS IS GOOD, BUT…

With less than 2 months to the end of the year, many people must by now be eagerly awaiting the promised review of Nigeria’s...

NSUKKA AND UDOM EMMANUEL’S GRAND VISION

Earlier this month, precisely on Thursday, 7th October, this writer joined the entourage of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State to the University...

Politics

2023: Stop Marketing Evil Politicians, Peter Esuh To Akwa Ibom People

A University don and Professor of Marketing Communications and Applied Rhetoric in the University of Uyo, Prof. Peter Esuh, has urged the people of...

Presidency 2023: Saraki Visits Benue, Consults Ortom, PDP

Former Senate President, Mr. Bukola Saraki, has visited Benue state, where he met with Governor Samuel Ortom and the State Working Committee members of...

APC National Convention: President Buhari Endorses February 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed February 2022 as new date for the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Chairman of Progressive Governors’...

PDP will takeover Kaduna State in 2023- Chieftain

Alhaji Lawal Usman, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, says it is obvious that the party will takeover the...

Electoral Act: Ortom Urges Buhari To Reject Direct Primaries For Parties

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the direct primaries adopted by the National Assembly in Electoral Act...

Features

Firewood Sellers Make Profit As Nigerians Abandon Costly Cooking Gas

The high cost of cooking gas has now compelled some residents in the South-South zone to begin using firewood and charcoal for cooking, a...

International Day Of the Girl Child: CSOs Urge Govt To Prioritize Health, Security, Education of the Girl Child.

...Says Benue IDP Girls Not Cheap Goods. As the World celebrates the 2021 International Day Of the Girl Child, members of the Civil Society, CSO,...

How Poor Toilet Facilities, Inadequate Water Supply Affect Women in Benue IDP Camp

It was already late in the morning but Awashima, as she shyly introduced herself, could not come out of her makeshift room. Not because she...

Nigerian Women Shattering Glass Ceilings?

Many, with the trend of appointments, particularly in the private sector in Nigeria, see women as shattering glass ceilings in their numbers. The past two...

Chukuku: FCT Community Where Frying Of Akara Is Forbidden

Akara (Bean cake) is a popular street snack and staple food in Nigeria and some other African countries. Though its origin is said to be...

Columnists

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...

As The World Hails Pfizer, BioNTech Over COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

The global community is brimming with excitement and hope, over the phenomenal progress so far achieved, by top pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer and Biopharmaceutical New...

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Regional News

North-Central

Ebonyi-Benue Crisis: Ortom Urges Communities To Sheath Their Swords, Be Brothers’ Keepers

Communities of Agila in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State and those in Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have...

Tension Heightens As 9 Go Missing In Benue

There’s tension in Ado Local Government of Area of Benue State as nine people have been declared missing in two separate instances. Our correspondent reports...

VAT, Insecurity: Northern Governors Meet To Review Developments In The Region

Worried by recent developments in the region, Governors of the 19 Northern states have met in Kaduna to deliberate on several issues affecting the...

College Of Health Technology In Benue Gets Full Accreditation

Relief has come the way of Benue State College of Health Technology, Agasha, as the institution has been fully accredited to train categories of...

Concerned Benue Mothers, Youths Protest Akume’s Attacks On Gov. Ortom

Benue Women under the aegis of Concerned Benue Mothers have protested what they described as "offensive and odious" press conference by the Minister of...

North-East

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...

Electricity Restored To Maiduguri After 2 Months Of Blackout

There was wild jubilation by some residents of Maiduguri town following the restoration of electricity on Wednesday evening after two months of total blackout. The...

Borno Govt Uncovers Fake IDPs In Maiduguri

The Borno Government has uncovered about 550 fake Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), after conducting headcount of displaced persons at Mohammed Goni College of Islamic...

North-West

Zamfara APC Governorship Aspirant Killed Along Kaduna/Abuja Highway

An APC governorship aspirant in Zamfara in the 2019 governorship election, Alhaji Sagir Hamida, was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening, a family...

Security Forces Rescue 544 Abducted Persons In Zamfara

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Friday in Gusau said security forces have rescued no fewer than 544 abducted persons in the last two...

25 Die In Kauru attack –Kaduna State Government

Kaduna State Government on Wednesday confirmed the death of 25 persons in attacks in four communities of Kauru Local Government Area of the state. The...

NDLEA Arrests 89 People With 2,800 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs In Kebbi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kebbi says it has arrested 89 suspected drug dealers and seized 2, 800 tonnes of illicit...

Katsina Assembly To Convert Television Viewing Centres To Islamic Schools Centres

The Katsina state House of Assembly has begun the process of converting all Television viewing centres across the state’s 34 Local Government Areas into...

South-East

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...

Gov. Uzodimma Condoles Families Of Soldiers Killed At Izombe, Vows To Arrest Culprits

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo State on Monday in Owerri commiserated with families of two soldiers killed on Friday at Izombe community in Oguta...

Insecurity: Gov. Uzodimma Flags Off “Exercise Golden Dawn” In Imo

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has flagged off the “Exercise Golden Dawn,” an initiative of the Nigerian Armed Forces, to stem the tide of...

Abia Community, Sympathisers Mourn At Burial Of 4 Under-Aged Siblings

The people of Umukaonu Umuagu in Abia and sympathisers wailed profusely on Saturday, when the remains of four siblings, who died under mysterious circumstances...

Umahi Suspends 5 Permanent Secretaries For 6 Months

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Wednesday suspended five permanent secretaries in the state civil service for six months over alleged lack of commitment...

South-West

2 Sisters Emerge Winners Of Spelling Bee Competition In Ojo LGA

Two sisters, Ani Theresa and Ani Scholastica, have emerged winners of 2021 Spelling Bee Competition in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State. The two...

Exorbitant PTA Charges: Kwara Govt Sanctions Erring Principals

Kwara State Government has sanctioned some school principals, who were found collecting exorbitant and unapproved charges and items from students in the state schools...

LASG Establishes Trust Fund For GBV Survivors

The Lagos State Government has established a trust fund which will provide financial assistance and support for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV). The...

‘Olojo’ Festival: Ooni Goes Into 7-Day Seclusion

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, on Sunday began seven days of seclusion preceding the annual ‘Olojo’ Festival in the ancient...

Osun State Assembly Passes Anti-open Grazing Bill

The Osun House of Assembly on Thursday in Osogbo passed the “Osun Animal Gracing Regulation and Cattle Ranches Establishment Bill 2021’’ after its third...

South-South

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...

Asaba Airport Concession To Fetch N80bn, Says Official

Delta Government says the Asaba Airport Concession will fetch more than N80 billion revenue at the end of the 30-year period. Prof. Sylvester Monye, Senior...

Delta Govt. To Revoke Cs of O Of Undeveloped Plots In May – Commissioner

Delta Government says it will, by May, revoke the Certificates of Occupancy (Cs of O) of undeveloped plots issued in the last two years...

Editorial

Sports

ROHR, LUCKIER THAN TROUSSIER

Gernot Rohr must be a magician to keep his job as Eagles' manager for over five years. Philippe Troussier, the acclaimed 'White Witch doctor',...

Champions League: Ronaldo, Sancho Send Manchester United To Knockout Round On Carrick’s Debut

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho sent Manchester United into the Champions League round of 16 as Michael Carrick’s interim tenure started with a 2-0...

Breaking: Manchester United Sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s three-year reign as manager at Old Trafford on Sunday following a run of one win in seven Premier...

Watford Hammer Man Utd To Leave Solskjaer On the Brink

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job was hanging by a thread after 10-man Manchester United slumped to a 4-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday. United’s fifth defeat...

Liverpool Make Light Work Of Ending Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run

Liverpool ended Arsenal’s three-month unbeaten run with a 4-0 thrashing of the Gunners at Anfield on Saturday to ease up to second in the...

World

102 Native American Children Die At Boarding School In Nebraska

Researchers in the U.S. state of Nebraska have identified 102 students who died at a government-run boarding school as Native American children, British newspaper...

German Priest Goes On Trial For Alleged Child Sex Abuse

A Catholic priest went on trial in the German city of Cologne on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing children. The 70-year-old stands accused of abusing...

6 Sentenced To Jail After Leopards Escaped Safari Park China

A court in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Friday sentenced six people, including the legal representative of the Hangzhou Safari Park, to prison terms...

S. Korea To Decide On Dog Meat Consumption In Cabinet

South Korea government policy coordination office on Thursday said the government was set to launch a formal discussion on whether to prohibit dog meat...

Russia Confirms 37,374 New COVID-19 Cases Over Past 24 Hours – Centre

Russia has confirmed 37,374 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,219,912, the response centre said on Thursday. “Over the...

Health

Overuse Of Anti-biotics Can Cause Drugs Resistance — Don

A clinical microbiologist, Prof. Oladipo Aboderin, says constant use of anti-biotics drugs could cause resistance in microbes, which is dangerous to humans’ health. Aboderin, a...

NACA Collaborates Federal Lawmaker On HIV Testing, Treatment In Benue

The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) in collaboration with a member of House of Representatives, representing Buruku Federal constituency of Benue...

Growing Rate Of Undetected High Blood Pressure In Children Is Worrisome – Cardiologist

A Cardiologist, Dr. Okechukwu Anthony, has said that abnormally high blood pressure in children, which is usually undetected or not taken seriously, has potential...

Diabetes: Expert Advises Nigerians To Consume Fruits, Herbs As Supplement To Treatment

  Hajiya Zainab Shariff, the Director Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), says there are many herbs, fruits and vegetables that...

COVID-19: Nigeria Registers 144 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it had registered 144 new COVID-19 infections across 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The...

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

‘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...

Eat Healthy Chemicals-free Food To Curb Cancer Spread – Expert

Mrs Olusola Sowemimo, an agro entrepreneur, has advised Nigerians to consume only naturally-grown food, devoid of chemicals, and livestock raised from non-synthetic inputs, vaccines...

Jaruma: Why Kayan Mata Can’t Work On Obi Cubana

Popular sex therapist, Jaruma, as well as Kayan Mata merchant, Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, has revealed why the product can’t work on Nigerian businessman, Obi...

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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