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Nigeria Targeting First 70 By 2023 In Ease Of Doing Business — SGF

The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said that Nigeria is targeting being among the first 70 by 2023...

FAAC: FG, States, LGs Share N716.2bn For Month Of December

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) said it shared N716.298 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of December 2019. This was...

The Nigerian Stock Market Close Trade On A Bearish Note

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) ended Wednesday’s trading session in negative territory. The All-Share Index closed at 29,062.50 basis points, down by 0.75%. Top Gainers Beta...

Buhari Signs Finance Bill Into Law, VAT Now 7.5 Per cent

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 finance bill into law. It is expected that the law, alongside the 2020 Budget will aid in the...

Shippers Council Urges Efficient Terminal Operations To Check Congestion

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, has said that the only way out of the current congestion rocking the country’s seaports is for terminal operators...

Investigation

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...

INVESTIGATION: How FG’s Abandoned Calabar-Itu Highway Cuts off A’Ibom from Cross River State, Others (Part I)

The Calabar-Itu Highway project, which was abandoned by the Federal Government, has cut off Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, the NEXT EDITION can...

Nigerian Military Targeted Journalists’ Phones, Computers With “Forensic Search” For Sources

Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s central office on January 6 when the military arrived looking for...

Opinion

Vision 2023 : Dear President, Before You Stand Down

On January 1, President Muhammadu Buhari broke the new year revelry, with an appeal to all Nigerians. In an uncharacteristic manner, he chose to buy...

Shaka Momodu: A Columnist as Hater-in-Chief – Femi Adesina

For many years, week after week, Shaka Momodu opens the sewers, and pours vitriol on President Muhammadu Buhari on the back page of Thisday...

Sefi Atta Writes An Open Letter to Aisha Buhari

Dear Aisha Buhari, Last Christmas in Lekki, Lagos, where I live, I saw a street beggar and I thought about you. She sat on a pavement...

Sale Mamman: Taking The Right Steps In Nigeria’s Power House

Have you met the Honourable Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman? I have and nothing has made me more confident that President Muhammadu Buhari...

2020: Rivers Designed for Greater Heights

Since 2015, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has established a process of performance,  projects and service delivery that has lifted the state to an...

Politics

PDP’s Call For CJN’s Resignation Contemptuous, Disrespectful – APC Govs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors have described the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of the Chief Justice of...

I Remain Substantive Senator Representing Anambra South – Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) has said the report of his being sacked as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial...

Hope Uzodinma Receives Certificate Of Return As Imo Governor-Elect

Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as...

Imo: APC Congratulates Uzodinma

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma following his declaration as winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo...

INEC To Hold House of Reps Re-run Election In Ogun Jan. 25

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will on Jan. 25 conduct House of Representatives re-run election in three local government areas of...

Features

Will You Marry Your Best Friend’s Ex?

Relationships can be a lot complicated especially with different backgrounds, colours, races and culture. Love comes in strange ways, sometimes unexpectedly. Well, let's say love takes...

Customs Seizes N500m Goods In Kwara

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it had seized goods worth over N500 million from smugglers across the borders in Kwara from Aug....

New Management Uncovers N1.3tn Contract Scam In NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Acting Executive Director Projects and Chairman Contract Verification Committee, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said his committee has uncovered a...

Unbundling Mass Communication: Stakeholders Express Different Views

The National Universities Commission (NUC) recently announced the unbundling of Mass Communication. This means that Mass Communication will no longer be a single degree course...

Herder/Farmer Conflicts: Stakeholders Count Gains After One Year Of Search Operations In Benue

Benue began to meet under the auspices of Peace Architecture Dialogue, PAD, and Community and Security Architecture Dialogue, CSAD, stakeholders say peace has begun...

Columnists

Sickle Cell: A Mother’s Crossover Cries – And Prayers

A dictionary’s definition of crossover is  “a point or place of crossing from one side to the other.” Every December 31st, at midnight, we...

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to...

Story Of The Vanishing Loaf: How To Kill A Local Company

I met him three or four years ago. We were introduced by a mutual friend sickened by the story. What struck me about this...

Laolu Akande: The Supplanter Comes Full Throttle — Festus Adedayo

I ordinarily do not rejoind rejoinders to my pieces. My philosophy is that, the same freedom I enjoy to air my views is same...

Festus Adedayo: “A Columnist Gone Rogue”- Laolu Akande

Letter to the Editor: RE: THE TRIALS OF BROTHER OSINBAJO Mr. Festus Adedayo’s article above is a sad descent into the gutter by this gentleman. When...

Regional News

North-Central

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Benue Govt. Still In Talks With Labour

Benue State Government has said that negotiations between her and labour unions on implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage have not yet been concluded. The...

Amotekun, A Further Proliferation Of Arms, War In The Waiting— Tsav

A former Police Commissioner in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav has stated that the creation of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), aka ‘Operation Amotekun’...

Supreme Court: Ngbede Urges Members To Ignore Antics Of Opposition

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Benue state, Mr. John Ngbede, has enjoined members of the party to remain steadfast and not be...

Benue: Businessman, 35, Docked For Alleged Theft Of Melon

A Benue based businessman, Godwin Thomas, 35, of North Bank, Makurdi, was on Friday arraigned before a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for alleged conspiracy and...

Ortom Directs Benue Exam Board To Reverse MOCK Fees

Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the Benue State Examination Board to revert to the old registration fee of N4,500 for MOCK Senior School Certificate...

North-East

Assailants Kill Journalist In Adamawa

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of a journalist, Mr. Maxwell Nashan. Until his death, the young reporter worked with the...

Immigration Service Inaugurates Operational Base In Daura

The Nigerian immigration Service (NIS) has inaugurated N145 million worth forward operational base to enhance border security in the area. Ahmed Baban Dede, the Controller-General...

Customs Raid Mubi Market For Foreign Rice

Comptroller of Customs, Kamardeen Olumoh on Friday led Officers and men of the Adamawa/Taraba Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on a raid at...

Kidnap Victim Leads Police To Arrest Kidnappers

A suspected kidnapper in Gombe State, Ibrahim Ahmadu, has been arrested by the police in Gombe through the assistance of his victim. Ahmadu who was...

Gunmen Allegedly Kidnap Justice Ministry Director, School Principal, Three Others In Adamawa

Unknown gunmen have allegedly abducted the Director of Litigation, Adamawa State Ministry of Justice, Samuel Yaumande, a school principal and three others. SAHARA REPORTERS reports...

North-West

Smuggling: NIS Intercepts 42 Bags Of Foreign Rice At Kankara

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted 42 bags of foreign rice at Kankara axis of Katisna State. The Service Public Relations Officer...

Committee On Drugs Intercepts 145 Cartons Of Expired Drugs In Kano

Kano State Joint Task Force Committee on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs under the Ministry of Health has intercepted 145 cartons of expired drugs. This was...

Fire Guts Sokoto Market

The Sokoto Fire Service has confirmed a fire outbreak that gutted part of the old market in Sokoto. The Head of Operations in Sokoto Fire...

Katsina Assembly Member Donates N3.6m Instructional Materials To Constituents

Mr. Nasir Yahaya, a member representing Daura constituency, Katsina House of Assembly on Saturday donated teaching materials worth N3.6 million to his constituency. Yahaya, who...

Harmattan: NSCDC Gives Jigawa Residents Tips On How To Prevent Fire Outbreak

The Commandant, Jigawa Command, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Garba Muhammad, on Sunday gave residents tips on how to prevent fire outbreak...

South-East

Abia Introduces Central Promotion Examination In Schools

The Abia State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Kanelechi Nwangwa, on Monday disclosed that plans were underway to introduce central promotion examination for schools in...

Lassa Fever Outbreak Hits Abia communities

The people of Avonkwu, Olokoro in Umuahia South local government area of Abia State were last week thrown into panic as Lassa fever outbreak...

Ebonyi APC Wants Umahi’s 100% APC Claim Investigated

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State on Friday said the claim by Gov. Dave Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that...

Group Accuses EEDC Of Incompetence, Inefficiency

Izunwanne, an association of professionals of the Southeast extraction, has condemned the decision of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to discontinue the use of...

NUJ Expresses Shock As Enugu Govt. Demolishes Press Centre Fence

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council, has expressed shock over the demolition of the perimeter fence of the Press Centre along...

South-West

EKSUTH Workers Suspend Proposed Strike

Workers of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have suspended their proposed indefinite strike...

NUJ Honours Egbemode, Others As Ibadan Hosts Zonal Lecture

Mrs. Funke Egbemode, the Osun Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation and Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, on...

Ekiti Varsity Recalls 363 Sacked Workers

The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday said the institution has reinstated 363 of its sacked workers. The development was confirmed by...

Akesan: I Take Full Responsibility For The Fire – Makinde

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has taken full responsibility for the fire outbreak which gutted parts of Akesan market in the state...

Lawmaker Applauds Sanwo-Olu, Gbajabiamila Over Clearing Of Canal In Apapa

The member representing Apapa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Mufutau Egberongbe, has commended the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his...

South-South

5,070 Suspects Arrested In 2019 For Crimes In Edo- Police Commissioner

The Edo Police Command on Saturday said that it arrested no fewer than 5,070 suspects for various crimes in 2019. The Commissioner for Police (CP)...

DPO Allegedly Assaults, Strips Mercy Naked, Arrest Widowed Mum

A 20-year-old girl, mercy komodo has accused the Divisional Police Officer in Ekpan, Delta state, SP Asanayin Ibok, of stripping her naked over disagreement...

Bayelsa APC Hails Lyon’s Appeal Court Victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa has commended Saturday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, dismissing the pre-election suit...

Kidnap: Police Apprehend Wanted Suspect In Delta

The Delta Police Command says it has apprehended a wanted suspect, alleged to have kidnapped a medical doctor with Delta University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH)...

Gov Ayade Bans Aides From Making Statements On Social Media

Commissioners and other political appointees in Cross River State have been barred from making public and policy statements on social media. The directive was given...

Sports

EPL: Arsenal Held Again By Late Sheffield Leveler

Arsenal’s faint hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered another blow as John Fleck’s late equaliser secured a valuable point for...

Deeney Penalty Saved As Watford Draw With Spurs

Watford’s Troy Deeney had a penalty saved as his side drew 0-0 with Tottenham at Vicarage Road, extending the hosts’ unbeaten run in the...

SPORTS FLAKES: LIWEWE : ERNEST OKONKWO OF ZAMBIA

We met in 1991. Better still, he introduced himself as the Ernest Okonkwo of Zambian football. It was at the lobby of Hotel Intercontinental,...

2021 AFCON Kicks Off January

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been rescheduled to hold from January 9 to February 6, instead of the originally scheduled months of...

Barcelona Sack Coach, Ernesto Valverde, Appoint Quique Setien

Barcelona have sacked coach Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with former Real Betis coach Quique Setien. Valverde, 55, helped the club to two successive La...

World

Australia fires: Victoria Braces For Severe Storms

Forecasters have warned of severe storms in Australia’s fire-hit state of Victoria, which could lead to flooding. Recent heavy rains have dampened many of the...

Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan To Surrender Their ‘Royal Highness’ Titles

Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan will no longer be known as “royal highnesses,” surrendering their top titles in another break with their...

Barack Obama Pens Love Note To Wife As She Turns 56

Former US President, Barack Obama, sent birthday wishes loaded with heartwarming praises to his wife Michelle Obama on her 56th birthday. This was in a...

New Chinese Virus ‘Will Have Infected Hundreds’-British Scientists

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the...

Japan’s Suicide Rate Drops For 10th Straight Year To Record Low In 2019

Japan’s suicide rate dropped from a year earlier to a record low in 2019, marking the tenth straight year of decline, the National Police...

Health

Sex lowers risk of early menopause – Scientist

A study conducted on almost 3,000 women in the United States, has revealed that women who have sexual activity weekly or more frequently -...

Nutritionist Warns Public Against Consumption Of Non-Iodised Salt

A Clinical Dietitian, Moses Okolie, on Tuesday warned the public against the consumption of non-iodised salt to prevent goitre and other throat diseases prevalent...

Mosquito Sterilization Offers New Opportunity To Control Chikungunya, Dengue, And Zika- WHO

A technique that sterilizes male mosquitoes using radiation will soon be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as chikungunya,...

MWAN Sensitizes Benue Public On Breast Cancer

Medical Women's Association of Nigeria, MWAN, Benue state chapter on Wednesday held a Breast Cancer awareness campaign to sensitize the general public on effects...

Yellow Fever Death Toll Rises To 17

The death toll of people in the Yellow Fever outbreak in Bauchi State has increased to 17 with another 19 suspected cases. The Executive Chairman...

Fashion

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)

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.

Lifestyle

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...

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks, stroke

Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from...

Miss South Africa Crowned 2019 Miss Universe

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019. The 26-year-old beauty queen beat 89 others during the pageant held in Atlanta. She was crowned...

6+ Benefits Of Drinking Warm Water On An Empty Stomach

Water is essential for all life on Earth, and a critical component in healthy living. Still, many people are not getting enough water, which...

1 Month Before a Heart Attack, Here Are The 8 Warning Signals

Information is power. Knowing the early warning signs and what to do can keep you from suffering from the first heart attack. The eight...

Relationships

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...

9 Differences Between Loving Someone And Being In Love

“I love you” and “I’m in love with you” are two very different things. Those two little filler words make a world of difference...

Tips on Dating A Single Dad

Dating a single dad especially one who’s very involved in his kids’ lives isn’t the same as dating a regular guy. Single dads are their...

Ways To Show Your Boyfriend You Care

Figuring out how to show love to your boyfriend can be difficult. Every person is different. Some people like you to show them through...

Ways To Show Your Girlfriend That You Care

When a man truly loves a girl, he'd do anything in the world just to make her happy. He’d make every effort and grab...

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