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1 day ago
Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they will recognise a Palestinian state, prompting Israel to immediately recall its envoys. Ireland's leader said his nation would recognise Palestine as a state but did not specify timing, while leaders of Norway and Spain said their nations would do so as of May 28. Norwegian Prime…
1 day ago
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced plans to declare a nationwide strike soon following the Federal Government's refusal to meet its demands despite consistent appeals.
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This may not be the best of times for the Super Eagles’ technical crew, who are preparing for a massive showdown with old foes, South Africa on June 7.
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Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday said an end is being planned to blackouts being experienced in the northeastern part of the country.
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Kwara State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), yesterday, warned truck drivers against parking their vehicles by the roadside.
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Imo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr Chinasa Nwaneri, the immediate past Special Adviser (Special Duties) to Governor Hope Uzodimma over fraud allegations.
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“I am now on antidepressants and being here alone, I have nobody to talk to. For over two months, I've barely eaten or slept and I don't understand why this is being meted out to us; we didn't do anything wrong,” the BBC quoted Nigerian student in the UK, Esther Obigwe, as saying. Obigwe is…
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A renowned jurist, Justice Steven Sado Idajili, has passed on at the age of 82. The jurist from Kogi State is notable for being the chairman of the failed bank tribunal set up by the government of late General Sani Abacha. Justice Idajili was also part of a seven-man panel set up by the then…
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Chaos erupted in the Cross River State House of Assembly on Wednesday following the impeachment of Speaker Elvert Ayambem, prompting personnel of security agencies to take over the complex. The session turned into a brawl, culminating in a fight over the mace as 17 out of 25 members voted to impeach Ayambem on allegations of…
1 day ago
The proposed amendment of Kano Emirate Council Laws on Wednesday scaled through the first reading on the floor of the Kano State House of Assembly. Speaker Ismail Jibril Falgore on Tuesday unanimously adopted the motion raised by Majority Leader, Lawan Husaini Yan Gurasa to amend the emirate law. READ ALSO: Kano Assembly moves to repeal…
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The Lagos State government on Wednesday revealed that the capacity of the seven correctional and custodial centres in the state is overstretched by 104 per cent, housing 9691 inmates instead of 4757. The government added that the Ikoyi Correctional Centre alone is overstretched by 300 per cent. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lawal…


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The Ikoyi Club 1938 will this Saturday, May 25, host golf enthusiasts and international community of golfers for a tournament. The match play, which would be competed between Nigeria versus the international community, will take place at the Ikoyi Club Golf Section in Lagos.
3 mins ago
The military high command has said it is not in anyway aiding and profiting from terrorism and banditry in the country. The statement was against the backdrop of comments by the governor of Katsina State alleging that terrorism is festering in the country because the military was making gains from it.
3 mins ago
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all existing Bureau De Change (BDC) operators to re-apply for new licences in their preferred category. In February, CBN released a ‘Draft Revised Regulatory and Supervisory Guidelines for Bureau De Change Operations in Nigeria
8 mins ago
The Borno State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed that unknown gunmen killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Marte Local Council, SP Pius Sunday. He was shot while responding to a distress call on May 20, at about 11:09 p.m.
11 mins ago
Visit by the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 General Elections, Peter Obi, to the secretariat of the party on Tuesday with his supporters has generated some ripples within the party.
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There was commotion, yesterday, when a yet-to-be-identified man slumped and died at an Ondo State High Court sitting in Oka, Ondo town. The deceased, who was said to be in his late 70s, had allegedly accompanied his friend to the court to stand as a witness in an ongoing case.
32 mins ago
The Kano State Emirate Councils Amendment Bill has scaled first reading at the state’s House of Assembly. This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Majority Leader, Lawan Hussaini (Dala-NNPP).
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Following latest policies on lands and housing matters, the Abia State government has vowed to recover the state government’s lands and property that were illegally acquired or possessed, promising to also comply with all due processes of acquiring land from their owners, including communities.
1 day ago
Network Against Corruption and Trafficking Initiative (NACAT) has called on the two anti-graft agencies to investigate the former governor of Delta, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, over alleged misappropriation of state funds.

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Which Nigerian player do you think would dominate the Europa League Final match between Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen? Join Ayomide Sotubo and Dennis Erezi this week of The Nutmeg on GuardianTV as they both preview the Atalanta Vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen match.
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The Nigeria Labour Congress President, Joe Ajaero spoke with GuardianTV about why Labour is requesting a 650,000 minimum wage as he discusses economic issues and Labour's stand on them.
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A British national who was charged with spying for Hong Kong is found dead in a park in unexplained circumstances.

Sport

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Ademola Lookman scored a stunning hat-trick as Atalanta ended Bayer Leverkusen's 51-match unbeaten run to win the Europa League final 3-0 on Wednesday and claim their first trophy for 61 years.
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Budapest's Puskas Arena will play host to the 2026 Champions League final, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. A decision on the 2027 final was postponed until September, with Milan set to host as long as the San Siro is not undergoing redevelopment work at the time. It is the first time Hungary will host a final…
Inter Milan (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)
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Inter Milan were taken over by US fund Oaktree on Wednesday after the Serie A champions' outgoing owners Suning missed a deadline to repay a debt worth hundreds of millions of euros. In a statement, Oaktree announced they had "assumed control" of Inter after the non-repayment of a "three-year loan to Inter Milan's holding companies…
Ola Aina was part of Nigeria’s team to the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon. Facebook//officialnffc
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Super Eagles defender Ola Aina is set to stay at Nottingham Forest till June 2025 after signing a one-year contract extension. The right-back joined Nottingham on a free transfer from Italian side, Torino, last summer and has had a terrific season with the Tricky Trees. Announcing the extension on its website, Forest said the Nigerian…
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Super Eagles’ forwards, Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella, will hope to add to their recent Bundesliga triumph with Bayer Leverkusen today when their side takes on compatriot, Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta in the Europa League final.
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It is yet another opportunity for Abia Warriors to continue their pursuit of a first continental ticket when they meet Abuja-based Sporting Supreme in the round of 32 of the President Federation Cup.

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The Ikoyi Club 1938 will this Saturday, May 25, host golf enthusiasts and international community of golfers for a tournament. The match play, which would be competed between Nigeria versus the international community, will take place at the Ikoyi Club Golf Section in Lagos.
3 mins ago
The military high command has said it is not in anyway aiding and profiting from terrorism and banditry in the country. The statement was against the backdrop of comments by the governor of Katsina State alleging that terrorism is festering in the country because the military was making gains from it.
3 mins ago
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all existing Bureau De Change (BDC) operators to re-apply for new licences in their preferred category. In February, CBN released a ‘Draft Revised Regulatory and Supervisory Guidelines for Bureau De Change Operations in Nigeria
8 mins ago
The Borno State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed that unknown gunmen killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Marte Local Council, SP Pius Sunday. He was shot while responding to a distress call on May 20, at about 11:09 p.m.

Editorial

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The ongoing closing of ranks by leaders of the major opposition parties in the country is a welcome development.

Features

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The proliferation of arms in the South-East has led to an increase in violent crimes such as kidnappings, armed robbery, killings, cultism, and several others.

Editor's Pick

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Nigerians continue to pay more as the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported, yesterday, that the average retail price of automotive gas oil (diesel) increased by 68.01 per cent in the past year.
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Chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Victor Mururako, has declared that the commission has no record of remittances by Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) as expected by law.  
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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced plans to declare a nationwide strike soon following the Federal Government's refusal to meet its demands despite consistent appeals.
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The House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions has stated that it is disturbed by the doctor-patient ratio and the exodus of Nigerian doctors to other countries, popularly called "japa." The lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing on the bill declaring a state of emergency on health for Monday, the 27th, and Tuesday, the 28th.…

Business

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Of the $15 billion startup investment flow to Africa since 2019, Nigeria got received close to 30 per cent, which amounted to $4.4 billion.
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There is a need to address challenges in the food and beverage sector as deliberate efforts to tackle inflation in the country.
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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has launched the reviewed minimum wage document for Nigerian Seafarers, developed in line with the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006.

Columnists

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The day passed quietly last week: no fun fair; no noise-making. It was not because he is no longer in the flesh. Even if he were, the great day would have been marked modestly. A few speculations, given what I knew about his nature and his values
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Despite measures taken by the Nigerian government aimed at mitigating the huge electricity crisis, there are a few challenges that have persisted and continue to prevent the country from achieving reliable and accessible electricity for all.
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Chief Paul Agbai Ogwuma (91) from Abayi in Imo State was governor of Central Bank of Nigeria at that time while both Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu (84) from Ohafia in Abia State and Chief Anthony Ani (87) from Odukpani Local Government area of Cross River State served as Ministers of Finance under General Abacha.

Guardian Life

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Music streaming giant Apple Music has unveiled its list of the 10 greatest albums of all time, with Lauryn Hill's 1998 debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill claiming the top spot. The list includes a wide range of iconic albums, from legendary artists like Michael Jackson to contemporary stars like Frank Ocean and Beyoncé. Reacting…
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Model Crystal McKinney has become the latest woman to accuse singer Sean "Diddy" Combs of sexual assault. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal district court, alleges the incident occurred in 2003 when McKinney was 22. McKinney's case is the sixth accusation facing the music mogul. According to her lawsuit, she met Combs at a…
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Nigeria's rainy season brings a welcome respite from the scorching heat, but for many residents, it also signifies a return of another less-desirable tradition. NEPA and whenever it rains. While the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was dissolved years ago, the term remains an unchanged phrase as it concerns the inconsistent electricity in the country.…
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Dr Shaibu Husseini, the Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says the Federal Government has approved the prohibition of money rituals and glamourising of vices in Nigerian films. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Husseini disclosed this at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood held in Enugu…

Technology

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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.
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Nigeria’s $76 billion telecoms sector is currently under the weather and desires urgent medical attention from within and outside.
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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.
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In its resolve to continue to encourage gender equality and bridge the gap in the work environment, in the information and communication technology (ICT) space, inq.Nigeria, has called for the support of the girl-child to occupy the driver’s seat in the global ICT ecosystem and technology advancement.
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Zarttalent, a foundation that focuses on driving technological innovation among Nigerian youths, has partnered with Covenant University (CU) for the 2024 Career Fair to advance technology skills.
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Regfyl, a startup specialising in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), fraud prevention, and regulatory compliance, emerged as the winner at the Africa Fintech Summit Pitch Competition held recently in Washington D.C.