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Interconnectivity debt: NCC pledges to protect telecom consumer from service disruption

Abuja – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured the over 174 million telecoms consumers of their protection from service disruption following the lingering...

INVESTIGATION: Despite funds releases, Ogun community projects remain abandoned

“I had to hang on to a tree for about three hours to avoid being swept away by stormwater,” Olaitan Adeiye winces as she...

Eight killed, 15 injured as Explosion rocks Muna Garage in Maiduguri

  According to eyewitness, the blast occurred around Muna Garage in Jere local government area of the city this morning Wednesday, October 12. Similarly, National Emergency...

Presidential Committee to apply non-conviction-based asset forfeiture in anti-corruption fight

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption says it is working on an alternative approach towards the fight against corruption by using non-conviction-based assets forfeiture...

NNPC records N6.33bn surplus, $580.32m crude sale

Uche Usim, Abuja and Adewale Sanyaolu From the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) comes cheery news of an improved trading surplus of N6.33 billion recorded...

China calls for swift punishment of Hong Kong violence

China on Monday threw its backing behind Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader and police, saying violent protesters must be swiftly punished following another weekend of...

APC suspends lawmaker-elect in Edo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Uhunmwode local government area of Edo State has suspended Hon. Washington Osifo for breach of article 21 (A)...

El-Zakzaky: How IMN reacted to Kaduna court’s latest ruling on its leader

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has reacted to the Kaduna High Court ruling on Monday, granting its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his...

Fake policeman nabbed with stolen car in Anambra

A fake policeman, identified as Hassan Abuka has been nabbed in Anambra with a Toyota Corolla car which was suspected to have been stolen...

FCT Judge advocates infusion of human rights into schools’ curriculum

The Chief of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Bello has advocated for the infusion of human rights education into every school curriculum,...

Robbers attack Catholic convent, steal bus

Armed robbers have attacked reverend sisters at Nativity Convent in Okwunga area of Ugbokolo, Okpokwu, Benue State. The attack on the convent came as the...

2 Years of Candido’s administration: Stakeholders hail, demand more amenities

As the current administration of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), marked it’s two years with unveiling of assorted projects, some stakeholders and residents have...

Katsina: 3 NYSC members die in crash – Official

By Zubairu Idris The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Katsina State, has confirmed the death of three corps members in a ghastly motor accident in...

Oyo, Ogun, Lagos Joint Development Commission in the offing – Dapo Abiodun

Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State Governor-Elect, says an Oyo, Ogun and Lagos Joint Development Commission (JDC) is in the offing, toward fostering strong...

Arik Air offers new incentive to frequent flyers

Arik Air is offering members of its frequent flyer programme, “Arik Affinity Wings”, an opportunity to retain their accrued miles beyond its initial validity...

Residents Tasks Incoming Ministers To Perform If Assigned Portfolios

Some residents in Ebonyi say they expect much from the ministers designate when they are assigned portfolios, especially those that will handle critical ministries. In...

Ikale monarchs accuse Ondo govt, Police of bias over land dispute

 Ondo: Ikale monarchs accuse Ondo govt, Police of bias over land dispute By Dayo Johnson AKURE—TRADITIONAL rulers in Ikale, Okitipupa council areas of Ondo State, yesterday,...

The world is like Nigeria, a riddle

MOST of the world is like Nigeria where the strong sits on the neck of the weak; the powerful on the powerless, and runs...

Buhari, Governors, others attend Oyegun 80th birthday party Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari, Governors, particularly those of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), lawmakers, government appointees, the Diplomatic Community and other party chieftains, will...

Nasarawa urges Christians’ pilgrims to go for screening or forfeit Holy land’s trip

The Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (CPWB), Barrister Musa Aloko, has warned all the intending Pilgrims in the state to hasten...

Lagos govt prosecutes 13 over alleged assault on LASTMA officials

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force has arraigned 13 workers of 7Up Bottling Company for allegedly assaulting officers of the Lagos State...

FAAN moves to stem food poisoning in aviation

Worried by complaints of food poisoning within airport environment, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said  it would shut down food vendors whose ...

Ashley Cole, ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and England full-back retires

Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has announced his playing retirement from football. Cole, 38, was out of contract at Derby County at...

Senate President pledges to offset Kwara workers’ salary arrears

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki said he would start off setting salary arrears owed certain category of workers in Kwara state from next...

Kidnapped expatriate in A’Ibom regains freedom after 17 days

Mr Gasser Nasser,     Mr Gasser Nasser, an expatriate worker with the Zenith Construction Company, Mbiaya, in Uruan Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom has...

Police use tear gas on children, women protesters in Anambra

Tony Okafor, Awka Policemen fired tear gas at scores of children and women, who protested against a certain moneybag in Dunukofia for allegedly taking over...

Oyetola urges Osun people to prioritise payment of tax

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has urged citizens of the state to support the administration by paying their taxes regularly. He said for the government...

South Africa announces visa waivers to boost tourism

South Africa on Thursday announced visa waivers for four countries in a bid to boost tourism amid an economic crisis and falling visitor numbers. Visitors...

France, UK, Germany reject U.S. position on trade

France has agreed it will allow the Chinese telecoms giant build its 5G network infrastructure, while preserving national security. French President Emmanuel Macron says It...

Police arrest man for abducting niece, yet to recover victim

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command are yet to recover a child allegedly stolen by her uncle despite having the suspect in custody. The...

FG appoints Acting DG for NASRDA

The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Halilu Shaba Ahmad as the acting Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency following the expiration...

Putin opponent Navalny may have been exposed to ‘toxic agent’

Russia’s jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny might have been exposed to an unidentified “toxic agent,” his doctor said on Monday, while health officials insisted...

Bello condoles flood victims in Karshi

FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello yesterday commiserated with people of Karshi over the recent flood disaster that occurred in their community in the...

Police inaugurates ‘Operation Puff Adder’ in Plateau

The Police Command in Plateau has inaugurated “Operation Puff Adder” to tackle security challenges in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Mr...

Tanker driver docked over alleged reckless driving

A 24-year-old tanker driver, Seun Oderinde, who allegedly drove recklessly on a highway and damaged two cars in an accident, was on Wednesday brought...

FCTA, Niger gov’ts resolve to swiftly end boundary crisis

The FCT Administration and Niger State government have reiterated resolve to swiftly end the lingering boundary crisis and other related issues, in order to...

Access Bank unveils smartphone financing scheme

Access Bank has said its Device Finance Scheme will provide salaried customers with the opportunity to purchase smartphones of their choice and pay within...

148 people killed, 545 houses destroyed in repeated attacks on Kaduna community – Official

The Adara Community in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State says it requires about N50 million to rebuild 545 houses destroyed by...

Nigeria urges ECOWAS to prioritise decent work agenda

Nigeria has called on member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to place the Decent Work Agenda at the centre...

Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage in Osun

Justice R. A. Siyanbola of an Ile-Ife High Court, on Wednesday, dissolved a 12-year-old marriage between Yetunde Olaomo and Nathaniel Olaomo for desertion and...

Businessman in court over alleged N110,000 fraud

A 35-year-old businessman, Mowarin Oke, on Wednesday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State over alleged N110,000 fraud. The defendant of no...

How we’ll recover N5t AMCON debts from 20 individuals, companies — Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof.  Yemi Osinbajo, has directed that new approaches be adopted in the recovery of debts owed the Assets Management  Corporation  of Nigeria....

How we intercepted hard drugs worth N5bn during Sallah – Customs Spokesman

The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted 21 contraband drugs valued at over N5 billion. The National Public Relations Officer of NCS, Assist. Comptroller Joseph Attah,...

Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola

Measles has killed 2,758 people in DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said,...

PHOTOS: Fire Guts National Productivity Centre Office In Abuja

  The Office of the National Productivity Centre (NPC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital was on Wednesday gutted by fire. Speaking to Channels Television, the NPC...

BPE Commends Terminal Operators At Apapa Port

LAGOS – The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has commended the compliance level regarding the post-acquisition plan by all the concessionaires at the Lagos Port...

I didn’t withdraw $470m to fund FG delegation to AFCON – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied withdrawing $470 million to fund the Federal Government’s delegation to the ongoing African Cup of Nations in...

Mixed reactions trail Buhari’s directive on forex restriction for food importation

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have expressed mixed feelings over the order given to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by President Muhammadu Buhari...

Ekiti Governorship: PDP’s Olusola Eleka heads to Supreme Court

The PDP candidate in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, on Friday rejected the judgment of the Court of...

Notore signs agreement, to compete 500mw power plant by 2016

The nation’s power generation capacity is set to receive a boost, as directors of Notore Power Limited, last week signed a Joint Development Agreement...

ASHON cautions investors on panic shares sale

The Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) has cautioned embattled equity investors against panic sale of shares to avert avoidable losses as...

Fire razes Brazil’s National Museum

A fire has gutted the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country. Most of the 20 million...

Boat accident: We’re still searching –LASWA

Search and rescue efforts are still on to recover bodies including that of a baby, which was missing in the accident involving two passenger...

‘Nigeria Will Earn Over $9bn, Boost Employment From Olokola Deep Seaport’

The Managing Director, Victory Energy Resources Limited, Mr. Sola Olatunji, at the weekend stated that Nigeria will earn over $9billion revenue annually from the...

Air Peace scales test for int’l operations

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has successfully performed partial emergency evacuation and ditching demonstrations as part of the safety tests for the operation of its...

Nigerian Artist, David Dale, Dies at 72

Yinka Olatunbosun Nigerian artist, David Dale, has died in Lagos in the early hours of Tuesday after a long and traumatic battle with stroke. The...

How we’ll recover N5t AMCON debts from 20 individuals, companies — Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof.  Yemi Osinbajo, has directed that new approaches be adopted in the recovery of debts owed the Assets Management  Corporation  of Nigeria....

Obaseki, Oshiomhole best of friends, says Edo Dep Governor

Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State spoke on the recent election of presiding officers in the lower chamber and his conviction that...

I wanted a child to call me mother, says woman after stealing three-day-old baby

Mrs. Leritshimwa Diyal, the 32-year-old woman, who has confessed to stealing a three-day-old baby in Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos has said that the desire...

Putin opponent Navalny may have been exposed to ‘toxic agent’

Russia’s jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny might have been exposed to an unidentified “toxic agent,” his doctor said on Monday, while health officials insisted...

Gbajabiamila set to officially declare House speakership bid

The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will on Sunday officially declare his intention to run for office of the speaker...

Unidentified gunman opens fire on youths riding horses in Kano

Ted Odogwu, Kano An unidentified gunman, on Wednesday, opened fire on youths, injuring some of them, while they were enjoying horse rides, as part of...

Atiku calls for probe as Military denies burying 1,000 soldiers in Maiduguri secret graveyards

ABUJA—The Military High Command, yesterday, decried what it described as a figment of Wall Street Journal’s imagination, its report that over one thousand soldiers...

24 states accesses full UBEC funds- FG

The Federal Government says that 24 states have so far accessed the Universal Basic Education Fund in full. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of...

Why FG’s bonds were oversubscribed in 2019 – Expert

The Federal Government has recorded oversubscription of its savings bonds offers consistently since January 2019. The Debt Management Office (DMO) offers the bonds to the...

APC Clarifies Position On Lawan As Ninth Senate President

  The All Progressives Congress has said that the decision to unanimously accept Ahmed Lawan as the next Senate President is based on wide consultations...

France, UK, Germany reject U.S. position on trade

France has agreed it will allow the Chinese telecoms giant build its 5G network infrastructure, while preserving national security. French President Emmanuel Macron says It...

FAAN moves to stem food poisoning in aviation

Worried by complaints of food poisoning within airport environment, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said  it would shut down food vendors whose ...

Diamond Bank shareholders approve fresh N117b capital

By Bamidele Ogunwusi, Correspondent, Lagos Shareholders of Diamond Bank on Tuesday at the 2012 annual general meeting of the bank in Lagos approved plans by the...

Election: Mrs. El-Rufai begins four-day appreciation tour

The Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Mrs. Ummi El-Rufai, on Saturday assured people of the state that they would not regret electing the APC...

Bayelsa launches new Yenagoa city project

The Bayelsa State government will launch a new Yenagoa City project to control development at the capital city on August 7. The government also condemned...

Man, 30, arrested for defiling 6-year-old girl [PHOTO]

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested 30-year-old Shedrach Ozoemena Nwekeagu for allegedly defiling a 6-year-old...

How my 68-year old father defiled me for 3 years – Daughter

By Kazeem Ugbodaga A 15-year old girl has narrated to the police how her 68-year old father allegedly defiled her and her friends in Imota...

Tonto Dikeh is an amazing woman — IK Ogbonna

Handsome Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna has described controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh as an ‘amazing woman’, explaining that he has not gone out of his...

My administration had best debt profile – Ajimobi

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, says his administration had the best debt profile in the country. Ajimobi told newsmen on Sunday...

DSS warns against call for ‘forceful change’ of government

The Department of State Services has accused some unidentified groups of planning to crate to create an atmosphere of insecurity to cause disaffection among...

Ashley Cole, ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and England full-back retires

Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has announced his playing retirement from football. Cole, 38, was out of contract at Derby County at...

‘16, 588 people living with HIV on treatment in Bauchi’

About 16, 588 people living with HIV in Bauchi state have been enrolled for treatment by the Bauchi State Agency for the Control of...

Nigeria Toying With ‘Its Destiny’ Without Electoral Reform, Says Falana

  A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, believes Nigeria needs serious electoral reform in order for things to...

Bandits beg Masari for a dialogue in Katsina

A group of bandits holed up in their hideout on the forest between Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State and BirniGwari in Kaduna...

Ripples as Ayawei joins Bayelsa PDP governorship race

PAULINE ONYIBE reports that, as the Bayelsa State governorship election inches nearer, a new entrant into the race, Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei, is causing upsets...

How ‘God help Nigeria’ resulted in war of words at Onnoghen’s CCT trial

God bless Nigeria. The short sentence appears a seemingly harmless one, one which many Nigerians say in a deeply religious country. However, on Friday, the statement...

China calls for swift punishment of Hong Kong violence

China on Monday threw its backing behind Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader and police, saying violent protesters must be swiftly punished following another weekend of...

Police inaugurates ‘Operation Puff Adder’ in Plateau

The Police Command in Plateau has inaugurated “Operation Puff Adder” to tackle security challenges in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Mr...

How we intercepted hard drugs worth N5bn during Sallah – Customs Spokesman

The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted 21 contraband drugs valued at over N5 billion. The National Public Relations Officer of NCS, Assist. Comptroller Joseph Attah,...

Insecurity: 1,000 protesters besiege Amnesty Int’l office in Abuja

Business activities at the Abuja office of Amnesty International were temporarily disrupted yesterday as over 1000 protesters besieged the office, to protest what they...

Building Collapse: Buhari Vows To Prosecute Those Found Culpable

  President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to prosecute anyone found culpable in the recent building collapses in the country especially in Lagos State. According to him,...

NITDA Unveils Five New Guidelines to Improve Nigeria’s Economy

Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), at the weekend unveiled five additional instruments for the regulation and development of Information Communication...