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Politics

Nigeria and africa politics stories.

2023: Kwankwaso meets Wike 24 hours after Peter Obi’s visit

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Friday, visited the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt. Although the agenda has not...

Yul Edochie expresses joy over choice of Tonto Dikeh as Rivers deputy gov candidate

Yul Edochie has expressed joy over the emergence of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, as the deputy governorship candidate in Rivers State under the African Democratic Congress (ADC). The ADC governorship...

Governance not about dancing, Oyetola says Adeleke has no capacity to rule

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, saying he does not possess the capacity to govern the state. Oyetola,...

Comotion as thugs disrupt collection of voters’ cards in Osun

There was commotion on Thursday as thugs disrupted the ongoing collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) at Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State. Eyewitnesses said thugs had stormed...

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Foreign

International related stories

Russia alleges EU, NATO gather coalition to fight in war

Russia has claimed that the European Union and NATO are gathering a “coalition” to “essentially” prepare for a war with...

US Senate passes first gun control bill in decades

The US Senate has passed a gun control bill - the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. Fifteen...

Brazil, India, China, South Africa agree on need dor talks on Russian-Ukraine war

BRICS countries have said there is need for talks on the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. According to them,...

War: China restates support for Russia

China said it would support for Russia on “sovereignty and security” matters. Chinese President Xi Jinping made the promise in a...

US blames Putin for weapinising food in war with Ukraine

The United States Government said Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned food as a weapon in the ongoing war with...

Economy

Economic developmental stories

Digital economy will transform Nigeria, Buhari affirms

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinged the quick transformation of the nation’s economy on the digital sector. Buhari spoke on Friday in Abuja while inaugurating the Presidential Council on Digital Economy...

Digital improvements can make or break ports -World Bank

If you have made any major purchases in the last two years, it’s likely that you have personally felt the impact of the global supply chain crisis. Pandemic-induced spikes in...

FAAC shares N656.602bn for April 2022 for FG, states, LGs

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total sum of N656.602 billion as  April 2022 Federation Account Revenue to the federal government, states and local government councils. This was contained...

Ukraine war: World Bank boss warns over imminent global recession

The head of the World Bank has warned that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could cause a global recession as the price of food, energy and fertiliser jump. David Malpass told...

Sports

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

Under 17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Germany, Chile, New Zealand

Nigeria’s Flamingos have been paired alongside Germany in Group B of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The draw...

Patrice Evra berates Man United for not appointing Conte as manager

Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra, has criticized the club for ignoring Antonio Conte as manager after the Italian’s impressive...

EPL: Why I didn’t sing national anthem as footballer – Gary Neville

Former England International, Gary Neville has revealed why he did not sing his country’s national anthem during his playing days....

I will return to Liverpool in future, says Mane as he leaves for Bayern Munich

Sadio Mane, who just signed for Bayern Munich, said he would return to Liverpool in the near future. Mane left...

Conor Bradley leaves Liverpool after Sadio Mane

Another Liverpool player, Conor Bradley has left Anfield after Sadio Mane underwent medical with Bayern Munich. Liverpool confirmed in a...

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Entertainment

Nigeria, Africa related entertainment stories

US filmmaker, Kevin Spacey, charged with sexual assault in UK

American actor and producer, Kevin Spacey, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault in the United Kingdom. The...

Both husband, wife cheated in their marriage – Benito, Funke Akindele’s stepson

Benito, the stepson of popular actress, Funke Akindele-Bello has alleged that she and his dad, JJC Skillz, have cheated on...

BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye Lockdown reunion premiere on June 2

Organizers of the Big Brother reality show have announced that the BBNaija Season 6 ‘Shine Ya Eye Lockdown reunion will...

BBNaija: Emmanuel denies being gay

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Emmanuel Umoh, has denied allegation of being gay. Indications at the weekend emerged that Emmanuel...

Halima Abubakar says some actresses get roles in exchange for sex

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has said that actresses give sex to secure roles in Nollywood film industry. She said she...

Education

222m children missing basic schooling – UN

The UN says at least 200 million children around the world are missing out on educational opportunities as a result of crises. This is contained in a UN report released...

Labour appeals to ASUU to shift ground on strike

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has appealed to the striking university lecturers to shift ground in their demands by making some concessions so that students can return to school Mr...

HURIWA berates Kaduna Govt for sacking 2,357 teachers

The Kaduna State Government has been condemned for sacking 2,357 teachers in the state. The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA,  chided the state government, describing the decision as...

Supreme Court overrules Lagos ban of hijab in public schools

The Supreme Court on Friday overruled Lagos State on its restriction of the use of hijab by female Muslim students of public schools in the state. In a split decision...

Finance

SEC DG, Yuguda, Garba Kurfi, Others To Examine Progress Of Nigeria’s Financial Inclusion Initiative At Oriental News Nigeria Confab

The Director General, DG, of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Lamido Yuguda, will lead key financial sector experts stakeholders...

Ogun SMEs grant: Govt engages stakeholders

Ogun State Government is set to support Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) across the State with N1 Billion operational grant, through...

Remittances to Reach $630bn in 2022 with Record Flows into Ukraine – World Bank

Officially recorded remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are expected to increase by 4.2 percent this year to...

Borrowing For Consumption Contributes To Nigeria’s Economic Challenges – Peter Obi

A former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi says borrowing for consumption is one of the...

Inflation Rate decreases in Nigeria Dec-Jan to 15.6%

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday said inflation rate decreased in Nigeria from 15.63 per cent in December...

Business

FAAC shares N680.783bn for FG, states, LGs for May

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total sum of N680.783 Billion May 2022 Federation Account Revenue to the Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils. This was contained in...

Algeria, Niger, Nigeria revive talks on Saharan gas pipeline

Algeria, Niger and Nigeria held talks this week on the revival of a decades-old project to pipe gas across the Sahara, a potential opportunity for Europe to diversify its gas...

Registration for CBN, AFF eNaira hackathon Opens June 27

Registration for the eNaira hackathon, geared towards ideating innovative solutions for the newly launched digital currency, is billed to open on June 27, 2022 and run till July 21, 2022....

WES 2022: FG commits to infrastructure development through PPP – ICRC boss

* As FG approves over 50 projects worth N3tri in private sector funds in 14 years *True patriotic leadership most needed for sustainable infrastructure development - Dr Ajuwon The Federal...

Health

Why cataract causes more blindness, by Tunde Fabunmi

*WHY CATARACT CAUSES MORE BLINDNESS* Cataract is a preventable eye disease, yet it causes over 70 percent of blindness cases...

Healthcare: No short cut to success, by Tunde Fabunmi

*NO SHORT CUT TO SUCCESS* The axim,no short cut to success, applies to all situations including healthcare. Lets zero this...

Makinde commissions Renal Dialysis, High Dependency Units, Diabetes Screening, Treatment Centre in Oyo Hospitals

…inspects 6 PHCs, pledges to pay insurance fees for 1,500 enrollees Oyo State Governor, ’Seyi Makinde, on Friday, commissioned the...

NCDC confirms 10 new monkeypox cases in six states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 10 new cases of monkeypox in six states. The NCDC had reported 21 cases...

Update: NCDC confirms 37 new cases of COVID-19, One death

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has 37 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 1 death in Nigeria from 7th...