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Ibrahim Larmode
2 days ago
President Bola Tinubu has expressed his condolences to the family of Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, who passed away at the age of 61. Mr. Lamorde, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, was the pioneer Director of Operations and served as the third substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from 2012 to 2015.…
2 days ago
Edo State Government said it has paid the N70,000 new minimum wage to workers in the State, in fulfillment of the promise to increase the minimum wage from May 2024. Governor Godwin Obaseki had during the commissioning of the Labour House in Benin City announced the increase of the minimum wage for workers in the…
2 days ago
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the names as well as the particulars of 16 candidates and their running mates that will contest the governorship election in Ondo State on November 16. The list, Form EC9, which was pasted at the Ondo State headquarters of the electoral body as well as the 18…
2 days ago
The State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Kaduna office has arrested three suspects for attempting to supply hard drugs to a suspect in police custody. The suspects, identified as John Solomon (male, 38 years), Kunle Oluwale (male, 45 years), and James Daniel Baba (male, 45 years), all residents of Sabon Wuse, Abuja, were arrested at the…
56 mins ago
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has approved the appointment of AIG Yetunde Longe as Force Secretary, a top office in the Nigeria Police system. With this appointment, Longe has become the only woman police officer in the Police management team, eight others are men. Spokesman of the police, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi,…
1 hour ago
Nigeria Customs Service, on Tuesday, condemned the actions of its officers involved in a confrontation with Vehicle Inspection Officers at the AYA Roundabout, Abuja VIO Office. NCS expressed its deepest concern and empathy for those affected by the incident, which it described as "regrettable" and "self-motivated". Customs spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement, acknowledged that…
Breaking News:
3 hours ago
President Bola Tinubu’s special adviser on media Ajuri Ngelale has said that the Nigerian leader is not scheduled to address a joint session of the National Assembly on May 29. Ngelale’s statement on Tuesday contradicted an earlier one issued by Tinubu’s special adviser on information and strategy Bayo Onanuga. “In view of public commentary concerning…
Deposed Emir, Ado Bayero, returns to Kano
8 hours ago
The deposed emir Aminu Ado Bayero may have defiled an ex parte order directing his eviction from the Nassarawa palace annexe in Kano. Justice Aminu Adamu Aliyu yesterday granted an interim injunction stopping Bayero and the four former first chiefs from parading themselves as emirs. The exparte obtained by Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner…
9 hours ago
The Senate has recalled the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central, Abdul Ningi, after two months and two weeks of his three-month suspension over his interview in which he alleged padding of the 2024 ₦28.7 trillion budget. The lawmaker was suspended on March 12, 2023, for three months, but the Senate on Tuesday unanimously resolved to recall…
9 hours ago
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have turned down the government's offer of ₦60,000 as the new minimum wage for workers. This marks a shift from their earlier demand of ₦497,000 last week to ₦494,000. A prominent member of the Tripartite Committee for negotiating a new minimum wage for Nigerian…
Nigeria Senate
10 hours ago
The Senate, on Tuesday, approved a bill to change the current national anthem titled "Arise O Compatriots" to the old national anthem "Nigeria, We Hail Thee." The bill passed its third reading after the upper chamber considered the report of its Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Federal Character, and Intergovernmental Affairs.…


News

1 hour ago
Nigerians are now facing acute malnutrition in addition to starvation which is steering them in the face as a result of the high cost of food. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a report released yesterday evening shows that in April the average Cost of a Healthy Diet was N1,035 indicating an increase of…
2 hours ago
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has warned Nigerians to be wary of authorized tour operators or travel agencies parading fake visas for the 2024 Hajj. Besides, the commission reminded the pilgrims that falling prey to unauthorized tour operators with cloned Hajj permits will attract unforgivable but heavy penalties NAHCON spokesperson Fatima Usara in…
Gumel said the incident occurred during dawn prayers at a mosque in Gadan village, leaving 24 worshippers comprising 20 males and four children injured.
2 hours ago
Four additional victims of an attack on a mosque at Abasawa village in the Gezawa local government area of Kano State were confirmed dead on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 21. The attack by 38-year-old Shafi'u Abubakar left a devastating memory of locals who lost family, friends, and loved ones. A resident of the…
2 hours ago
Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, in the statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the project would serve as a critical artery connecting major areas within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
2 hours ago
President Bola Tinubu has embarked on the inauguration of strategic projects across the country. Tinubu's spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, stating that the project is in furtherance of the president commitment to delivering good governance. Ngelale also revealed that more transformative projects will be inaugurated by the president’s administration for…
3 hours ago
Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested seven suspects over alleged in illegal mining in Kwara.
4 hours ago
A civil defence official in Hamas-run Gaza said an Israeli strike on a displacement camp west of Rafah on Tuesday killed at least 21 people, after a similar strike that sparked global outrage.
4 hours ago
The Office for Strategic Preparedness and Response (OSPRE), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has launched a Country Resilience and Human Security Assessment.
4 hours ago
The President of Ghana - His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, has met with climate and sustainability advocate Ismachiah Oduwole, the 14 year old US teenager who began an unusual journey in December 2022 during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, to sign his project football. The president made an open pledge to reduce Ghana's green house emissions by 15% before the year 2030.

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Sport

2 hours ago
Mike Tyson insisted on Tuesday he felt "100%" despite a recent health scare as he prepares for his July bout against Youtuber Jake Paul.
4 hours ago
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen will miss the Group C 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic due to injury. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed this on its X handle on Tuesday. NFF did not disclose the nature of Osimhen's injury but said the Napoli striker will be out for one…
9 hours ago
Nigeria’s Table Tennis sensation, Quadri Aruna, has reclaimed top spot in Africa ranking, less than two months after surrendering the position. A statement issued on Tuesday by the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), saw Aruna moving to 17th position in Week 22 of the 2024 ITTF Ranking. However, Egypt’s Omar Assar slipped to 22nd in…
19 hours ago
Victor Osimhen’s return to action has calmed the nerves of Super Eagles’ officials, who were beginning to look for an alternative formation in the game against South Africa.
19 hours ago
Cross River State’s Ismail Sadjo, who was beaten by Plateau State’s Francis James Musa, in the Nigerians’ category at the just-concluded Okpekpe 10km Road Race, has promised his fans that he would reclaim the title next year.
19 hours ago
Organisers of the 2024 Emmanuel Egbele Scrabble Tournament (EEAST) have announced the beginning of registration of players for the event billed to hold in Lagos next month.

Latest

56 mins ago
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has approved the appointment of AIG Yetunde Longe as Force Secretary, a top office in the Nigeria Police system. With this appointment, Longe has become the only woman police officer in the Police management team, eight others are men. Spokesman of the police, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi,…
1 hour ago
Nigeria Customs Service, on Tuesday, condemned the actions of its officers involved in a confrontation with Vehicle Inspection Officers at the AYA Roundabout, Abuja VIO Office. NCS expressed its deepest concern and empathy for those affected by the incident, which it described as "regrettable" and "self-motivated". Customs spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement, acknowledged that…
1 hour ago
Nigerians are now facing acute malnutrition in addition to starvation which is steering them in the face as a result of the high cost of food. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a report released yesterday evening shows that in April the average Cost of a Healthy Diet was N1,035 indicating an increase of…
2 hours ago
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has warned Nigerians to be wary of authorized tour operators or travel agencies parading fake visas for the 2024 Hajj. Besides, the commission reminded the pilgrims that falling prey to unauthorized tour operators with cloned Hajj permits will attract unforgivable but heavy penalties NAHCON spokesperson Fatima Usara in…

Editorial

20 hours ago
The recurring meddlesomeness of the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, in the operational and regulatory issues in the air transport sector, could easily pass as a dutiful interest in the sector.

Features

16 hours ago
Four teams from Nigeria have secured two grand prizes and two first prizes at the Huawei ICT Competition 2023-2024 Global Final held in Shenzhen, China, on May 26. At the competition designed to help students enhance their ICT knowledge and practical skills, the Nigerian teams emerged as part of 19 teams from nine countries that…

Editor's Pick

19 hours ago
Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) reported a tariff shortfall of N26.11 billion in March as the disparity between the cost of electricity supply and the revenue generated continues,
19 hours ago
President Bola Tinubu has restated his administration’s resolve to strengthen council areas to tackle insecurity in the country.
19 hours ago
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, has warned the National Assembly against the hasty approach to expeditiously pass a bill for an Act to replace the current National Anthem with the old one.
19 hours ago
As kids celebrated Children's Day in Nigeria yesterday, about 39.2 per cent of Nigerian children aged five to 17 are still prevalent in child labour.

Business

[FILES] Scavengers picking up trash for recycling at a dump site
16 hours ago
Lagos State has taken a major step towards turning tonnes of solid waste generated in the metropolis into usable energy. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, formalised a partnership with a Dutch firm, Harvest Waste Consortium, for the construction of a high-efficiency Waste-to-Energy plant on Epe landfill, which will utilise advanced technology to…
19 hours ago
The epileptic power supply in the country has been attributed to the inability of the Electricity Trading PLC (NBET) to settle over N2 trillion owed to power generation companies (Gencos).
Abiola Salami
19 hours ago
Humans are generally resistant to change even though we talk about it a lot. Many people have adjusted to their traumas and have seemingly built a coping mechanism around such nasty experiences.

Columnists

20 hours ago
The politics of state police creation is as deep as the ethno-religious fissures that characterise Nigeria itself. And its depth forms the core of the conservative persuasion that favours the retention of Sections 214-216 of the 1999 Constitution.
20 hours ago
As a young boy growing up in Yola, my first encounter with the specter of drug abuse wasn’t through the grim tales of tabloids or the distant murmurs of concerned adults.
20 hours ago
Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya probably believed he was a commodities trader who happened also to moonlight as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.

Guardian Life

4 hours ago
Renowned Nigerian-American gospel artiste Tomi Favored has released her highly anticipated new single, ‘Jesus Na You.’
4 hours ago
Blood sugar or glucose levels play a major role in our overall health. Uncontrolled sugar levels can lead to a cascade of health problems, even death.   Blood sugar level is the process of understanding the amount of glucose in our body system, whether it is low or high. Healthy sugar levels are less than 100…
8 hours ago
Are you a tech enthusiast trying to survive in Nigeria or perhaps you do not know what to do? Here are the top ten tech skills you need for a secure future in Nigeria. In Nigeria, where the Techi-Brothers are making waves despite the economic tides, staying ahead means mastering the right tech skills. With…
12 hours ago
A self-acclaimed pastor in Nigeria has claimed that people who practise 'Doggy' a form of sexual style, would go to hell. The man alleged that the Lord told him. Although he had to wait for months to be sure before he could deliver the prophecy. In his words, he said, “People who practise like a…

Technology

20 hours ago
Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, has secured a $6 billion investment to expand and become more competitive. xAI, which hoped to compete with rivals like OpenAI, Google, and Microsoft, informed yesterday that investors in the Series B funding include Valor Equity Partners, Vy Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Fidelity, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, and Kingdom Holding.
1 day ago
Nigeria's digital journey is accelerating; at the forefront of this unprecedented growth is the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and one of its key strengths lies in its collaborative method. Through collaboration with tech hubs, educational institutions, and industry stakeholders, the agency is laying the groundwork for a thriving digital economy. NITDA's partnerships span…
3 days ago
Adebola Adejumoke Odeyemi is a forward-thinking leader shaping the future of businesses with Artificial Intelligence (AI). She’s passionate about helping small businesses thrive in today’s digital world. With a degree in Accounting from the University of Ado-Ekiti, she is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA).
22 May
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to take centre stage at the 2024 RegTech Africa Conference and Awards slated for tomorrow and Friday at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
22 May
Nigeria’s $76 billion telecoms sector is currently under the weather and desires urgent medical attention from within and outside.
22 May
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has stressed the need for the protection of telecoms infrastructure, especially metro, terrestrial and submarine cables against cuts.