Tuesday, 7th December 2021
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7 hours ago
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi, parts of Edo, Niger and Kaduna states have been thrown into darkness the following industrial action embarked upon by electricity workers.
7 hours ago
Tears flowed freely, yesterday, in Delta State when a traumatised mother of a 13- year-old girl, Mrs. Loveth Taiwo, narrated how her daughter was abducted in Warri and taken to Ghana, where she was violently raped for several weeks before being brought back home half dead.
7 hours ago
Nigeria's trade deficit has ballooned by over 61 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) as it rose from N1.87 trillion in the second quarter (Q2) to N3.02 trillion in the last quarter (Q3).
7 hours ago
The Supreme Court in Abuja, yesterday, adjourned hearing in the legal battle of former National Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, who was challenging his removal from office before the expiration of his four-year tenure.
7 hours ago
The Senate Committee on Local Content, headed by Senator Teslim Folarin, has walked out Deputy Managing Director of Daewoo Engineering and Construction Limited, Mr. Yeon Seop Jung, who appeared in place of the company’s managing director over issue bothering on adherence to local content law.
7 hours ago
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, maintained that adoption of virtual courts will boost Nigeria’s economy and its justice administration.
Breaking News:
7 hours ago
Rohingya refugees sued Facebook on Monday for $150 billion over claims the social network is failing to stem hate speech on its platform, exacerbating violence against the vulnerable minority.

7 hours ago
I would have been shocked if the Lagos White Paper had said something different, about the events of October 20, 2020. Not that I believe or that I do not believe that there was any killing at Lekki Toll Gate (I am not in any position to hold an opinion one way or another on this).
7 hours ago
I think the categorical answer is that we have not intensified the campaign because of any loan that the country has taken or wants to take.
7 hours ago
Aviation stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to give local investors and operators priority when awarding airport concession rights.
7 hours ago
Medical experts have warned that Nigeria is exposed to newer and deadlier variants of COVID-19 as only 3,774,203 Nigerians, that is 1.887 per cent of the country’s 200 million population and about three per cent...

News

16 mins ago
A Kenyan police officer on Tuesday shot dead six people, including his wife, and wounded two others before turning the gun on himself, police said.
16 mins ago
A massive fire ripped through an overcrowded prison in Burundi before dawn on Tuesday, with fears of heavy casualties as many inmates were still sleeping at the time, witnesses said.
53 mins ago
Lagos State Police Command has arrested three students of Dowen College over the death of Sylvester Oromoni jnr. Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu disclosed that three out of the five students are already in custody. Before his death, Oromoni had named five students who he claimed attacked him in his dormitory, inflicting on him multiple…
1 hour ago
The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.
1 hour ago
China is looking to create its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of the tiny African nation of Equatorial Guinea, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal based on classified U.S. intelligence. Malabo, the Equatoguinean capital, is just 144 kilometres from Calabar, 225km from Port Harcourt, and 672km…
2 hours ago
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) says the Lafia 2X150 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) 2X60 /132/33/330 Kilo Volt (kV) Transmission Substation is finally completed and energised.
2 hours ago
Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Muhammad Nami, on Monday in Abuja called for the aggregation of all revenues generated at national and sub-national levels.
7 hours ago
Criticisms, yesterday, trailed United Kingdom (UK)’s travel ban after Nigeria was placed on a red list amid fears over spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
7 hours ago
The National Assembly is to make resources available in the 2022 budget for the war against COVID-19, even as it would prioritise judicious deployment of the funds.

Sports

7 hours ago
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may find it difficult to sack Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, even if they are inclined to do so, a member of the NFF Technical Committee, Elder Paul Bassey, has said.
7 hours ago
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lambasted his side's performance after Everton struck twice in the final 11 minutes to end an eight-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over the Gunners.
7 hours ago
African football governing body, CAF, has told Al Ittihad of Libya to choose any of December 17, 18 and 19 to host the first leg of their Confederation Cup tie against Nigeria’s Enyimba.
7 hours ago
With five and four players respectively, Watford and Leicester City will be the hardest hit English Premier League club by players exodus for the Cameroun 2022 African Cup of Nations, reports inews.co.uk.
7 hours ago
President of Super Eagles Supporters Club (SESC), Vincent Okumagba, has said that Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup would be one of the best in the history of the competition, going by the ‘top class’ facilities already put in place by the host nation.
8 hours ago
The grand finale of the 53rd Asoju Oba Cup will hold today at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, with former international, Atanda Musa, as guest of honour.

Latest

16 mins ago
A Kenyan police officer on Tuesday shot dead six people, including his wife, and wounded two others before turning the gun on himself, police said.
16 mins ago
A massive fire ripped through an overcrowded prison in Burundi before dawn on Tuesday, with fears of heavy casualties as many inmates were still sleeping at the time, witnesses said.
53 mins ago
Lagos State Police Command has arrested three students of Dowen College over the death of Sylvester Oromoni jnr. Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu disclosed that three out of the five students are already in custody. Before his death, Oromoni had named five students who he claimed attacked him in his dormitory, inflicting on him multiple…
1 hour ago
The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.

Editorial

8 hours ago
The reported willingness of the Federal Government to consider options other than the court to resolve the matter between the authorities on the one hand, and Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the other, is worthy of being explored.

Features

7 hours ago
Stakeholders in the media industry, at a recent dialogue organised by International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), in Abuja, said a robust economy is obtainable and realisable only in societies where accountability thrives with the help of sound investigative journalism.

Editor's Pick

7 hours ago
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may find it difficult to sack Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, even if they are inclined to do so, a member of the NFF Technical Committee, Elder Paul Bassey, has said.
7 hours ago
The Federal Government has denied a report by the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) alluding that the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) was laundering N18 billion through Nigeria’s financial system to deepen terrorism.
7 hours ago
The National Assembly is to make resources available in the 2022 budget for the war against COVID-19, even as it would prioritise judicious deployment of the funds.
7 hours ago
A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, fixed February 21, 2022 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa querying the Nigerian citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Columnists

7 hours ago
Nigeria is a country in dire stress practically in every aspect of human endeavour. There is little to write home about the country after sixty-one years of political independence.
7 hours ago
The Panel considered the fact as confirmed in Paragraph 1.1 of WP2, that LASG identified with the cause of the EndSARS protesters and decided to allow them congregate at two main points at Government House, Alausa, Ikeja and LTG.
8 hours ago
The Federal Government has decided that from February next year Nigerians will have to pay about N340 per litre of petrol. From the current pump price of N162 per litre the more than 100% increase is the equivalent of a high jump.

Business

7 hours ago
The Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Chairman FITC Board, Mrs. Aisha Ahmad, has stated that the Loan-to-Deposit ratio (LDR) has hit about N7 trillion on bank savings.
7 hours ago
To save over $2 billion spent on the importation of wheat in Nigeria yearly, the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) has entered into a partnership with Heritage Bank to create a structure for trading on wheat contracts and its allied products...
7 hours ago
The United Kingdom’s imposition of flight restrictions on Nigerians and other nationals will cost British Airways over 2000 flights in the next three months.

Guardian Life

1 hour ago
Drake has asked the Grammy Awards Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Drake received two nominations at the 2022 Grammy Awards. He was nominated for best rap performance for his song "Way 2 Sexy", featuring Young Thug and Future, and best rap album for Certified Lover Boy.  However, Variety reports…
1 hour ago
Over the weekend, Johnnie Walker and Johnny Drille partnered to deliver the most wonderful outdoor experience for whisky lovers and lovers of good music. Hosted at Muri Okunola park Victoria Island Lagos, fans of Johnnie Drille were treated to the finest of Johnnie Walker’s Highball cocktails as they immersed themselves in the live performances by…
1 hour ago
American actress Halle Berry revealed that she set her Razzie award for Worst Actress in 2004's Catwoman ablaze after receiving the award.  The Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies and Razzie Awards, is a parody award show that honours the worst cinematic projects of the year. The 55-year old actress speaking to Vanity Fair revealed…
2 hours ago
Prince Harry has expressed concern about a Saudi donor at the centre of Prince Charles' charity's cash-for-honours storm. Michael Fawcett, the Prince's Foundation's chief executive, recently resigned over allegations that he offered assistance in obtaining a knighthood and citizenship in exchange for charitable donations. Between 2014 and 2018, an internal investigation found "coordination" between Fawcett…

Guardian TV

5 hours ago
Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the "full and final settlement" to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties.
5 hours ago
Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the "full and final settlement" to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties.
1 day ago
Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday (December 3) when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said - the latest deadly attack in a region racked by violent insurgency. The bus was attacked by unidentified gunmen as it travelled its twice-weekly route from the village of Songho to a market in Bandiagara, 10 kilometres (6 miles) away, said Moulaye Guindo, mayor of the nearby town of Bankass.
1 day ago
India's federal government wants to deport Myanmar nationals entering the country after the military coup there, but the northeastern state of Mizoram wants political asylum for them.