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CBN Retains Benchmark Interest Rate At 11.5% To Contain Inflation

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained the benchmark interest rate at 11.5 per cent to contain...

PIA Will Provide Enormous Business Opportunities For NNPC, Says Kyari

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has said that the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA)...

Nigerian Stock Market Maintains Positive Rally, Up 0.10%

The nation’s bourse kicked off the week on Monday still on a bullish note with bargain buying on Dangote Cement and other 27 stocks. Specificaly,...

NGX Extends Growth By 1.05% On Airtel Africa Gain

The Nigerian equities market continued trading with positive sentiments on Wednesday with a growth of 1.05 per cent due to gains posted by Airtel...

BUA Foods Lists 18bn Shares On NGX At N40 Per Share

BUA Foods on Wednesday joined the league of listed companies on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd (NGX) with the listing of 18 billion ordinary shares...

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

JAMES INIAMA, POLITICAL MISCHIEF AND THE BURDEN OF HISTORY

Many were stunned that a well respected medium as Premium Times could lend itself to a serial political misfit, Mr. James Iniama to ventilate...

2023: SOME PROVERBS FOR THE NORTH AND TINUBU

The aged died, we replaced him with the chronically ill; who does not know that there will be wailing once more soon in the...

LET’S TAKE OUR PRESIDENT TO MUMMY G.O

Once upon a time, I got a book gift from Charly Boy. Like many in my generation, I love books, especially unusual ones. And...

2022 and Judgement Day

We've all walked gingerly into the uncharted dawn of 2022 hoping to make some sense of its covetous threats. Jonathan Swift, 18th century satirist...

Searching For The Nigerian Hero

At the end of an international seminar on African heroes held in Lagos,9 months ago, the consensus was that only two leaders, Kwame Nkrumah...

Politics

National Convention: Lagos APC Backs Feb. 26, Says Good For Democracy, Party

The Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, threw its weight behind the Feb. 26 party’s National Convention. The News...

PDP Nullifies Ekiti State Congress, Pledges Credible Primary

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has nullified its Jan. 15 three-man Ad-hoc Ward Delegate Congresses in Ekiti State. The...

2023: Party Chieftain Urges PDP To Produce Young Southern Presidential Candidate

Former Commissioner for Information, Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the mood in the country by...

PDP Chairman, Govs, Stalwarts Storm Lagos For Lagos4Lagos Defection To PDP

Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday stormed Lagos State for the defection of members of the “Lagos4Lagos...

National Convention: No Position Yet On Zoning, Says APC National Secretar

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Abuja, denied releasing any zoning arrangement for its forthcoming National Convention, slated for Feb. 26, 2022,...

Features

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...

How Herdsmen Attacks Have Increased Number of Orphans, Child Labourers In Benue

At an age when most children sleep beside their parents on a well cushioned bed, enjoying their comfort, 10 year old Chiahemba (not real...

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...

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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North-Central

Obey Anti-Open Grazing Law or Pay N50,000 for Each Arrested Cow — Tambaya

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Shehu Tambaya, has warned all herders, strongly, to obey the recently amended Open Grazing...

Herdsmen Attack Benue Community, Kill Two, Burn Houses

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked Igama community in Ojugo wards, Okpokwu local government area of Benue state killing two person and burning...

Benue: 32 Victims of Trafficking Reunite With Families After 8 Days In Custody

The 32 victims of human trafficking intercepted and handed over to National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Benue State Zonal...

Fulani-Induced Humanitarian Crisis: Benue Producing A Generation of Illiterate Children

Benue State government has expressed worry that the state is producing a generation of illiterate children following the huge humanitarian crisis occasioned by activities...

Human Tafficking: NAPTIP Benue Command Nab 3, Rescues 45 Victims in January

The National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Person's, NAPTIP, has raised an alarm over the upsurge of trafficking cases in Benue as...

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

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...

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...

South-East

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...

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...

South-West

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...

Ogun Rolls Out Strategies To Combat Misconduct In Schools

The Ogun government has mapped out strategies to combat misconduct among students across the state. Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and...

Lagos State Completes Major Interchange Flyover Linking Lagos-Badagry Expressway To Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

Lagos State Government on Wednesday began the final 24-hour construction works on the Alaba Interchange Bridge linking the Lagos-Badagry Expressway to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. A...

Kwara Fire Service, Others Rescue 4 Trapped Under Fallen container

The Kwara State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other first responders rescued four persons trapped in a vehicle after a steel...

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...

South-South

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...

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...

Editorial

Sports

Salah Hits Winning Penalty Kick To Secure Egypt’s Place In AFCON Quarter-Finals

Eric Bailly missed from the penalty kick spot as Egypt progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) by knocking...

Hosts Cameroon Sweat To Overcome Comoros Who Played With Defender As Goalkeeper

Cameroon still broke a lot of sweat on Monday in Yaounde before they could beat depleted Comoros in the last 16 round at the...

Super Eagles Return From Cameroon

The Super Eagles returned to Nigeria from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Tuesday. The team of players and officials...

It Is Painful For Best Loser To Eliminate Best Qualifier, Says Amaraizu

A football administrator, Ebere Amaraizu, says it is painful that Super Eagles, being the best qualifiers, were edged out by the best loser of...

AFCON: Nigerians Express Sadness As Super Eagles Lose To Tunisia

Football fans in Osogbo, Osun, on Sunday expressed sadness as Nigeria crashes out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, after...

World

UN Chief Urges Burkina Faso Coup Leaders To Lay Down Arms

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday strongly condemned any attempt to take over government by the force of arms in Burkina Faso. His call followed...

U.S. Suspends 44 Flights By Chinese Carriers After China Action

The U.S. government said it would suspend 44 China-bound flights from the United States by four Chinese carriers in response to the Chinese government’s...

UN Urges Sudanese Authorities To Stop Targeting Journalists, Protesters

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday urged Sudanese authorities to stop targeting journalists and desist from using...

Haiti: UN Condemns Immolation Of 2 Journalists

UN has condemned the immolation (burning alive) of two Haitian journalists by a gang in the country’s capital on Thursday. “We…we…we can…you know, sometimes you...

Moussa Aksar: End Judicial Harassment of Journalists, CENOZO to Niger Republic

Cell Norbert Zongo Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) has called on the Government of Niger Republic to end the judicial harassment of journalists...

Health

COVID-19: FG Begins Childhood Vaccination

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has integrated childhood vaccination at COVID-19 vaccination sites for children from 0-23 months. This is to ensure...

COVID-19: High Mortality Recorded Among Children, Adolescents In Africa

A study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has revealed high death rates among...

COVID -19: NCDC Logs 2 Additional Deaths, 241 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday logged two Coronavirus-related deaths and 241 additional cases in eight states of the federation and...

Sexual Intercourse Immediately After Childbirth Can Cause Infection To Women, Gynaecologist Says

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr. Abosede Lewu, says having sexual intercourse immediately after childbirth can cause bleeding, infection, painful sex and break down...

Cases Drop For 1st Time As Africa’s Fourth COVID-19 Wave Ebbs — WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said for the first time in Africa since the peak of the Omicron wave, weekly COVID-19 cases...

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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