Sunday, 28th November 2021
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In the News:
10 hours ago
Aniekan Effiong was in great fettle when he left home last Sunday. He had made a sumptuous dinner, ate, and left some for roommates as he departed for night duty at National Abuja Airport.
10 hours ago
The in-coming National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has cleared the air on the rumoured probe of the past administrations of the party.
10 hours ago
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter of Small-scale Women Farmers’ Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), has lamented that Federal Government’s action toward addressing insecurity was killing Nigerians than bandits.
10 hours ago
The Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Appropriation and Aviation, Senators Barau Jibrin and Smart Adeyemi have disagreed over the benefits derivable from the proliferation of airports in Nigeria.
10 hours ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified a new Coronavirus variant, Omicron, and classified it a “variant of concern.”
10 hours ago
Director General International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nteranya Sanginga, yesterday, disclosed that over 7, 214,803 million people have been lifted out of poverty, which represents about 62.2 per cent of the target of 11.6 million persons...
Breaking News:
10 hours ago
The Federal Government’s newfound zest to float the controversial national carrier, Nigeria Air, next year, has spiked concerns in the industry, in a manner that questions both the feasibility and intent of the high-capital venture.
10 hours ago
Of course, climate change has given everyone enormous concerns. It may be arguable that since the world has seen periods in history where temperatures have risen without the world coming to an end, a rise above 1.5 degree may also come and go.
10 hours ago
Nigeria’s worsening food insecurity, which has pushed the cost of food importation to over $10 billion and has escalated foreign exchange scarcity to a record high, may be significantly doused thanks to a new seeds technology.
10 hours ago
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said that the 2022 UNILAG-NUGA Games will provide undergraduates with the opportunity to also showcase their hidden talents.
10 hours ago
The Governor Mai Mala Buni led caretaker and extra ordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) can now heave a sigh of relief following the decision to convene the national convention of up the party in February next year.

News

36 mins ago
The government of Indonesia says it will ban the entry of travellers who have been in eight African countries, including Nigeria, and extend quarantine times for all arrivals to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, officials have said. The ban extends to people who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique,…
1 hour ago
Britain's government on Sunday defended the pace and scale of its response to the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 against criticism that it was again falling behind the curve.
1 hour ago
Dr Gabriel Adakole, a Public Health Expert, has called on the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, to look into the possibility of returning the requirement of wearing facemask/shields following the threats from the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
1 hour ago
Tens of thousands of Austrians rallied this weekend to protest against the government's introduction of compulsory vaccination -- the first EU country to do so as the chancellor insisted on Sunday that the move would represent....
2 hours ago
A French minister flew to the protest-hit islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean on Sunday after raising the possibility of giving the Paris-ruled territories greater autonomy.
3 hours ago
Petr Fiala, who was appointed Czech prime minister on Sunday, is a James Bond fan who entered politics after becoming the country's first political science professor following the fall of communism.
3 hours ago
The Nigerian Army, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri and the police command in Imo have dismissed social media reports of a clash between personnel of the two security agencies.
4 hours ago
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria recorded 58 additional cases of COVID-19 infections and zero death on Saturday.
4 hours ago
A tanker, loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS or petrol) on Sunday morning exploded around Oju Irin in Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Sports

1 hour ago
Spanish defender Sergio Ramos will make his long-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday's Ligue 1 game at Saint-Etienne.
5 hours ago
Australia's George Kambosos used a high-energy attack and a stinging overhand right to become the unified lightweight boxing champion with a shocking split decision victory over Teofimo Lopez on Saturday night in New York.
5 hours ago
Quadri Aruna of Nigeria and Truls Moregard of Sweden in action during the men's singles quarterfinal match of the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by AFP)Quadri Aruna is out of the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals after losing to Sweden’s Truls Moregard in…
5 hours ago
Novak Djokovic and Nikola Cacic lost a dramatic deciding tie-break in their doubles rubber as Serbia suffered a shock defeat by Germany in the Davis Cup Finals, while Daniil Medvedev helped the Russian Tennis Federation to an opening win.
10 hours ago
Thomas Mueller says Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski must be awarded the Ballon d'Or trophy when the winner is announced on Monday.
10 hours ago
Barcelona notched their first away win in La Liga this season in Xavi Hernandez's first away game in charge as late goals from Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho secured a 3-1 victory over Villarreal on Saturday.

Latest

36 mins ago
The government of Indonesia says it will ban the entry of travellers who have been in eight African countries, including Nigeria, and extend quarantine times for all arrivals to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, officials have said. The ban extends to people who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique,…
1 hour ago
Britain's government on Sunday defended the pace and scale of its response to the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 against criticism that it was again falling behind the curve.
1 hour ago
The African Solar Industry Association’s (AFSIA) award for Best Commercial and Industrial Solar Project of the Year has been described as a testament of the vision of the Federal Government to investing in the energy transition and sustainable development. Mabushi Solar Project developed by EM-ONE Energy Solutions won the award. The presentation ceremony was part…
1 hour ago
Spanish defender Sergio Ramos will make his long-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday's Ligue 1 game at Saint-Etienne.

Editorial

10 hours ago
The death of Nigerian citizen, Itunu Babalola in prison in Cote D’Ivoire on November 16, 2021, raises more questions on the wholesomeness of the conduct of law enforcement agents in Cote D’Ivoire; as well as the preparedness of Nigerian government...

Features

1 hour ago
The African Solar Industry Association’s (AFSIA) award for Best Commercial and Industrial Solar Project of the Year has been described as a testament of the vision of the Federal Government to investing in the energy transition and sustainable development. Mabushi Solar Project developed by EM-ONE Energy Solutions won the award. The presentation ceremony was part…

Stories of The Week

20 Nov
He was stark naked and walking incoherently along the presidential road, Enugu, last Tuesday afternoon. Looking at the young man who was murmuring to himself as he walked, he was not up to 25 years..
21 Nov
One year after the discovery of over one billion barrels of crude oil in the North, the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited...
2 days ago
Governor Willie Obiano has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will be relocating to his United States base when he leaves office next March...
2 days ago
On Tuesday, 17 November 2015, the Uganda government signed an agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) to borrow $207 million at two per cent upon disbursement. The loan had a maturity period of 20 years including a seven-year grace period. It has now emerged that the deal signed with the Chinese lenders virtually…

Columnists

10 hours ago
Last week, I was summoned to Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power, specifically to explain whether my team in Rutam House and my colleagues in the news media have any capacity to monitor governance and hold government to account in this age of the giants...
11 hours ago
According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Nigeria has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in the world. There are over 41 million Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and women constitute 40 per cent of this number.
11 hours ago
Damon Galgut published his first novel when he was 18 years of age. As usual for such early displays of genius, nobody, least of all the writer, wants to talk of it today.

Business

6 hours ago
Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), says Nigeria is seeking stronger relationships with development partners to promote and improve tax administration.
10 hours ago
Lack of financial support has been described as major impediments to growth of small-scale businesses in Nigeria.
10 hours ago
Stakeholders in the maritime sector have lauded the remittance of N89.9 billion by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) into the Federal Government’s coffers.

Guardian Life

2 hours ago
In a few days, November, as well as Black Friday sales, will be over. However, this will also officially signal the beginning of spending for Christmas. Christmas is an occasion associated with giving, discounts and bargains. Irrespective of the economic situation, expenses are certain to be made. Online shopping has made the temptation of impulse…
3 hours ago
Our hair is the crown on the head and should be treated as such. Hair dandruff is one of the frequent irritants that attack the hair. This is mainly caused by sensitivity to hair products, dry scalp, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and a type of fungus that lives under the scalp.  Hair dandruff can be uncomfortable and…
3 hours ago
I bet if I asked you to mention the porridges you know, only yam porridge will come to your mind. Yes, I know the season of corn is over, thankfully, you could get corn meals off the shelves of your supermarket or even the local market. Let’s dive in: Ingredients 1 cup, cornmeal 3 cups,…
7 hours ago
If you are new to makeup, you have probably tried plastering foundation all over your face, making sure that it covers every square inch. While we’re not saying that it is wrong, you will agree that a perfectly smooth look makes a lot of difference. Insert magic trick; contouring. If you look closely at your…

Guardian TV

8 hours ago
A Ugandan company uses banana tree byproducts to create strands for hair extensions. The result? A stronger, reusable, and biodegradable fabric.
8 hours ago
A Ugandan company uses banana tree byproducts to create strands for hair extensions. The result? A stronger, reusable, and biodegradable fabric.
1 day ago
Nigeria has the second largest film output in the world, but many filmmakers struggle with low budgets and barely make a profit. But streaming platforms are giving a boost to African films.
2 days ago
Three weeks after the Santa Barbara wellhead failed, it is still blasting water, gas and oil across Nembe in Nigeria's Delta, littering the shoreline and water with yellow-brown clumps of waste as cleanup crews and booms struggle to contain it. Santa Barbara wellhead owner Aiteo Eastern E&P, the petroleum minister and Nigeria's president have all promised that specialist workers would quickly stop the spill. But experts say the difficulties containing it are a reminder of how the once-fertile, fish-filled creeks, mangrove swamps and waterways that crisscross Nigeria's Delta became some of the most polluted areas on the planet amid decades of energy exploration.