Politics

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2023: Amaechi’s wife urges political parties to support women by giving them waivers

The wife of the Minister for Transportation, Judith Amaechi, has urged political parties to support women aspirants financially by giving them waivers. Mrs Amaechi, who made the appeal on Wednesday,...

2023: Ohanaeze hails presidential aspirants of Igbo extraction

The Youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has commended presidential aspirants of Igbo extraction for stepping out to declare interest for the 2023 Presidential race. Governor...

13 Civil Groups Reject Senate’s Inclusion Of Consensus Option In Electoral Bill

Thirteen Civil Society groups have rejected the introduction of consensus as a mode for the nomination of candidates seeking election into public offices in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The...

APC unveils timetable, activities for National Convention

The timetable for the All Progressives Congress, APC, national convention slated for February 26 has been released. All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) unveiled the timetable for...

Foreign

International related stories

Women Barred From Front Seat Of Trucks In Ugandan City

A traders association in northern Uganda has banned women from riding up front in trucks after deciding that short skirts...

Retired Angela Merkel Turns Down UN Job

German ex-chancellor Angela Merkel has said no thanks to an offer of a job with the United Nations, her office...

Uganda Acts To Ease Border Gridlock That Triggered Fuel Crisis

 Screenshot from video showing huge truck queues following the border dispute between Uganda and Kenya. Uganda announced on Tuesday it...

Pope Sends Money For Migrants On Poland-Belarus Border

Pope Francis has pledged 100,000 euros ($114,000) to help migrants blocked on the border between Poland and Belarus, the Vatican...

Senegalese Customs Seize $5m Worth Of Ammunition

Senegal has seized three containers of ammunition from a Guyana-flagged cargo ship in the port of the capital Dakar, in...

Economy

Economic developmental stories

Buhari unveils rice pyramids in Abuja, commends CBN Gov’s initiative

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched rice pyramids in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, to signify the success of his administration's food security and ultimately, the rice production policy. The rice pyramids, comprised...

Nigeria: Inflation rate hits 15.63% in Dec

The inflation rate has increased to 15.63 per cent in December 2021, up from 15.40 per cent recorded in November 2021. The rise in the inflation rate comes after the...

FG commends NCC for enhancing digital skills among Nigerian youths

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been commended for its commitment to enhancing digital skills development among youths through implementation of various Information and Communication Technology skill acquisition programmes. The...

2022 Budget: Buhari Will Not Hamper Implementation Despite Changes – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari will not hamper the implementation of the 2022 budget despite the numerous changes made by the National Assembly. This is according to a statement issued by the...

Sports

In the world of football, tennis... Africa, Europe and the world sport stories

BREAKING: Nigeria Beat Guinea-Bissau, Become First Team To Claim Nine Points

The Super Eagles continued their winning run at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday with another victory...

AFCON: I’m not Super Eagles coach, Ahmed Musa replies critics on being kept on bench

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has replied his critics on where he is being benched. He said he is not...

AFCON: Eguavoen will drop two players from Super Eagles squad against Guinea-Bissau

Nigeria’s interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen, would drop two players, Joe Aribo and Ola Aina, from his squad to face Guinea-Bissau...

Eguavoen identifies Super Eagles major challenge at AFCON

Interim coach of the Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen, said his side’s major problem at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of...

AFCON: We won’t underrate any team, not even Guinea-Bissau -Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, said the team would face Guinea-Bissau like any other ream in the AFCON tournament. Troost-Ekong...

Entertainment

Nigeria, Africa related entertainment stories

Nigerian Idol Returns With Dbanj, Simi As Judges

Nigerian Idol is back with a fresh season and new judges on the show. Music stars D’Banj and Simi were...

You lied, you sold me out, Eedris Abdulkareem tells Charly Boy on his clash with 50 Cent in 2004

Controversial music star, Eedris Abdulkareem, has accused maverick singer and activist, Charly Boy, of betraying him during his clash with 50...

Pioneering Black Movie Star Sidney Poitier Is Dead

Sidney Poitier, Hollywood’s first major Black movie star who won mainstream popularity with a series of groundbreaking roles in the...

Grammy award winner; Burna Boy, says he wants physical fight with Ghanaian Shatta Wale

Nigerian Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy, wants a physical fight, and not a freestyle battle in Ghana with Shatta Wale. Shatta...

Ghana’s artise Wale Shatta dares Nigeria’s Burna Boy

Ghana artiste, Shatta Wale, is ready to take the challenge of Burna Boy to a fight. Shatta Wale, a few days...

Education

Pastor Adeboye, wife donate building to Redeemer’s University

General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun, is now positioned to compete with other outstanding universities globally. Adeboye...

Schools resume in Enugu January 10 – Govt

Enugu State Government schools will resume in the state for the new academic session on January 10. Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze, made the confirmation to the News Agency...

Bauchi community pleads, embarks on prayer against relocation of university campus

The People of Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State are pleading with the state government not to relocate the Bauchi State University campus sited in Jama’are. Consequently, they organised...

Primary, Secondary Schools In Ogun To Resume January 10

Primary, secondary as well as Government Science and Technical Colleges in Ogun State will resume on January 10. The Ogun State Government had earlier fixed January 4 for the resumption...

Finance

National Assembly To Pass Proposed 2022 Budget This Week, Says Lawan

The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly will pass the proposed 2022 budget before the...

Unity Bank launches Yanga Account to promote financial inclusion, women empowerment.

Nigeria’s retail lender, Unity Bank Plc, has launched Yanga Account to em power women who are engaged in small and...

Buhari Approves N656.11bn Fresh Bailout For 36 States

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a fresh N656.112 billion Bridge Financing Facility to the 36 States. This was disclosed Thursday...

Sanwo-Olu urges state govts to cut down on waste, excess for econòmic stability

 •Says robust Public Finance Management system critical pathway for efficient, effective delivery of dividends of democracy to citizens •Lagos deserves...

Environment: Bauchi to get N30bn World Bank fund

The Bauchi State government will receive N30 billion intervention fund from the World Bank. This is directed to efforts to...

Business

NITDA says no going back on 5G

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has again stated that no scientific evidence that proved that the 5G network has any health risk. Director General of NITDA, Mr Kashufu...

FG commends NCC for enhancing digital skills among Nigerian youths

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been commended for its commitment to enhancing digital skills development among youths through implementation of various Information and Communication Technology skill acquisition programmes. The...

Supreme Court restores GTB position, reverses earlier judgement

The Supreme Court has reversed its earlier decision which dismissed an appeal by Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) against a N2.4 billion judgment given in favour of Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited...

OPIC to accommodate more subscribers in Ogun housing development

The Special Adviser to the Governor and Managing Director, Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC), Arc. Abiodun Fari-Arole has said that the newly commissioned Kings Court estate will be...

Health

Nigeria Receives 3.2 Million Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines From U.S.

Nigeria has received 3.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States as authorities step up efforts to curb...

Lassa Fever: Remain Calm, Oyo Govt Tells Residents Amid Reported Cases

The Oyo State government has called on all residents of the state to remain calm over the reported cases of...

Omicron: FG Asks Saudi Arabia To Lift Travel Restrictions On Nigeria

The Federal Government has asked Saudi Arabia to lift the travel restrictions it imposed on Nigerian travellers following the outbreak...

Covax Delivers One Billionth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

The Covax scheme aimed at equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccines hit a “key milestone” Saturday when it delivered its...

Biopath Medical Laboratory opens branch at Ikorodu, Ademola Òrúnbon

BIOPATH MEDICAL LABORATORY OPENS BRANCH AT IKORODU By: Adémólá Òrúnbon Journalists from all spheres of the media world converged at...