Politics

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PDP crisis: Atiku won’t sacrifice anybody, Melaye insists

The Spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization, Senator Dino Melaye, on Saturday replied the campaign organisation of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accusing them...

2023: Build bridges of human relationship, SDP tells candidates

Social Democratic Party (SDP) has advised all candidates of the party contesting the next general elections in 2023 to network and build bridges of human relationship. The party noted that...

2023: Wike reveals major pains losing PDP presidential ticket to Atiku

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has revealed his major pains in failing to bear the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming general elections. Wike...

Court dismisses Ekpoudom’s suit challenging nomination of Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, dismissed the suit filed by Udom Ekpoudom challenging the APC’s failure to summit his name to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the...

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Foreign

International related stories

Chinese ex-police minister sentenced to life in prison for graft

Former Chinese justice minister Fu Zhenghua, who had headed several high-profile investigations into corruption, has been jailed for life for...

Russia-Ukraine war: Putin issues nuclear threat to West, insists it’s no bluff

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War II and backed a plan to annex...

US charges 47 defendants over role in $250m fraud scheme

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday charged 47 defendants for their alleged roles in a $250 million fraud scheme...

Iran agrees supply of 600,000t of fuel oil to Lebanon

Iran has agreed to supply Lebanon with 600,000t (3.87mn bl) of fuel oil over a five-month period to help ease...

UN’s Guterres says unstable world situation threatens global progress

Secretary-General António Guterres says numerous crises and the unstable world situation endanger global development. “We meet at a moment of...

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Economy

Economic developmental stories

World Bank Group Exceeds New Climate Finance Target, Invests $31.7bn in Funding for Climate Action

The World Bank Group has pushed lending for climate-related investments to 36% or $31.7 billion, exceeding the Bank Groups new climate finance target of 35%. As outlined in the 2021-2025...

World Bank President David Malpass addresses inflation, global inequalities, others

World Bank President David Malpass sat down with Yahoo Finance’s Brian Cheung in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to talk about addressing inflation, global inequalities, and the current worry that keeps him...

Silicon Valley: Ogun to benefit from $34bn innovation economy

Poised to increase the number of Technology startups in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in the state and taping into the $34b innovation economy, the Ogun State government, has...

BudgIT raises concern over poor performance of 2022 budget

BudgIT, a foremost civic-tech organisation leading advocacy for transparency and accountability in Nigeria’s public financial management, has expressed concerns over the poor fiscal performance of the federal government’s 2022 budget...

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Finance

A federal judge says she will rule later on Trump’s special master request

A federal judge is not yet ruling on former President Donald Trump's request for a special master, saying she will...

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...

Education

Foundation donates School bags, stationeries to Ogun pupils

An Islamic foundation, a non-governmental organization, Sister of Junnah (SOJ), has donated school bags, lunch boxes/bags, water bottles, notebooks, socks and stationeries to over 170 pupils in Abeokuta school, Ogun State,...

No end to ASUU strike as lecturers refuse to go to class

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is not calling off the prolonged strike any time despite Wednesday’s judgment by the National Industrial Court, Abuja, that the lecturers should go...

Strike: CONUA asks Vice-Chancellors to direct re-opening of Varsities

Less than 24hours after the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the seventh month old strike, the Congress of...

Ekiti Varsity calls off ASUU strike, begins academic activities

The management of Ekiti State University says full academic activities begins on Thursday, Sept. 22. The varsity’s spokesman, Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, stated on Wednesday, in Ado-Ekiti that round-off lectures for second semester of 20202021...

Sports

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

Nations Cup: Southgate blames players after England 1-0 loss to Italy to

England boss, Gareth Southgate, has blamed his players after their 1-0 defeat to Italy in the Nations League on Friday....

EPL: New Chelsea signing says he joined club because of Tuchel

New Chelsea signing, Denis Zakaria, has revealed that one of the reasons he joined the Blues was because of the...

Chelsea defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, hails manager Graham Potter as real coach

Chelsea defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, has hailed manager Graham Potter as a real coach. Potter was recently appointed as Chelsea’s new...

We are set for Algerian friendly- Super Eagles captain, Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong, has stated that the team is battle ready for the friendlies against Algeria. The...

Rudiger confesses he deliberately made mistakes sometimes at Chelsea

Real Madrid defender, Antonio Rudiger, has admitted he deliberately made mistakes while he was at Chelsea. According to Rudiger, he...

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Entertainment

Nigeria, Africa related entertainment stories

I had stable, loving until second wife saga – May, Yul Edochie’s wife

May, the wife of Nollywood popular actor, Yul Edichie, has vowed never to accept polygamy. Yul Edochie had on April...

BBNaija: I would have saved Chichi, Daniella had I won veto – Hermes

Hermes, Big Brother Naija housemate, has revealed why he would have saved Daniella and Chichi if he had won the...

Eloswag, Chomzy, Doyin evicted from Big Brother Naija house

Chomzy, Doyin and Eloswag have been asked to leave the Big Brother Naija’s House. The trio were evicted last week...

Why Nigerians’ interest in BBNaija declines – Popular Catholic Rev. Father

A popular Nigerian Missionary Priest, Fr Kelvin Ugwu, working in the Gambia, has urged Nigerians to channel their energy towards...

Chomzy evicted from BBNaija house

Big Brother Naija housemate, Chomzy has been evicted from the ‘level up’ reality show. Chomzy was evicted and moved to...

Business

FGN/IFAD-VCDP trains 6,793 farmers in value chains

The Federal Government/International Fund for Agricultural Development Programme (FGN/IFAD)-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) says it has trained 6,793 members of farmers’ organisations from January to August. Dr Fatima Aliyu, National...

Lagos ready you, Sanwo-Olu tells investors

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu played the quintessential salesman on Monday, reeling off his administration’s achievements in the past three years to woo investors to the state. Mr Sanwo-Olu met...

CBN: FX Policy Drives Rapid Increase in Export Remittances

The introduction of the “Race to $200 Billion in FX Repatriation” (RT200 FX) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has spurred significant improvement in the country’s export remittances, the...

Access Bank inches closer to N1trn revenue margin, first in Nigeria

Nigeria’s largest bank, Access Bank Plc, is inching closer to a historic mark of N1 trillion revenue margin as the first in the country to hit such height. The banking...

Health

COVID-19: Osun urges people not yet vaccinated to do so

The Osun State government has asked the people not yet vaccinated to make themselves available at any government facilities to...

Ebola virus breaks out in central Uganda

The deadly Ebola virus has broken out in central Uganda, said the country's health ministry. According to local authorities, a...

Medication errors kill 3m annually, WHO laments

The WHO says medication errors contribute to more than three million deaths globally every year. Its Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti,...

FG approves commercial production of vaccine in Nigeria

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, disclosed that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the production of vaccines...

NAFDAC to clamp down on erring restaurants in Kaduna

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will embark on surveillance visits to restaurants...