Wednesday, 31st May 2023
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13 hours ago
Justice Rahman Oshodi of a Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, yesterday, sentenced 42-year-old Suleimon Usman to life imprisonment for defiling his daughter.
13 hours ago
The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), yesterday, admitted five exhibits as Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, opened their petition challenging the elecatoral victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
13 hours ago
No fewer than five riverine communities, representing 2, 844 aborigines of Samboro settlements in Madaka District of Rafi Council of Niger State have sued the Federal Government at the State High Court, demanding N1, 115, 595,47, 588 as compensation and general damages for economic degradation and destruction of their environment, occasioned by construction of the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Dam.
13 hours ago
It was a sad anniversary celebration for over 35 members of pro-Biafra agitators, under aegis of Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM), as the police, yesterday, arrested them in Enugu during a procession to mark this year’s Biafra Day.
13 hours ago
Transition Committee, established by the Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, to advise his administration on implementable and impactful programmes drawn from his campaign manifesto, has recommended a one-year plan.
13 hours ago
Four persons were reportedly killed on Monday night, with two of them beheaded by gunmen who invaded Rundele community in Emohua Local Council of Rivers State.
12 hours ago
All parts of Nigeria – from the East to the West, North to South – were almost grounded to a halt in a jolt reaction to Monday’s President Bola Tinubu’s inaugural address where he declared that ‘petrol subsidy is gone.’
12 hours ago
Declaration by the Chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, that the Commission had spent N200 billion on preparations for the 2023 Population and Housing Census before the exercise was cancelled has kept reactions coming.
12 hours ago
Expectations that President Bola Tinubu’s administration will stimulate activities in the nation’s stock market and restore the exchange on a path of sustainable growth triggered an unprecedented rally in the bourse yesterday, as investors gained N1.5 trillion, the highest daily profit in two years.
13 hours ago
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu officially assumed office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, same as Vice President Kashim Shettima.
13 hours ago
A protracted conflict between Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a building at No. 15 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, appeared to have taken a dirty twist, yesterday.

News

9 mins ago
Abbey Mortgage Bank, a leading mortgage institution in the country, successfully concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on yesterday. The event was streamed live on Zoom and various social media channels, with significant attention from shareholders, banking industry professionals and enthusiasts.
19 mins ago
The member-elect for Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency, Chief Philip Agbese, has congratulated Governor Hyacinth Alia and his Deputy, Dr. Sam Ode, on their inauguration and subsequent assumption of office.
30 mins ago
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government to dismantle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to succeed in the corruption war. Agbakoba said in an interview on The Morning Show of Arise Television on Wednesday. He urged the President to relieve the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.…
40 mins ago
*Questions Gomos' economic prowess A group under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Plateau State, has accused the Chairperson, Economic Advisory Team in the Simon Lalong-led government, Chief Ezekiel Gomos, ofinefficiency. The group alleged that Gomos' impact as an economic expert has not been felt positively in the state. The group in a statement Wednesday,…
42 mins ago
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has warned the public to disregard a publication that the commission has commenced its 2023/2024 recruitment exercise. PenCom’s management in a statement issued on Wednesday said the recruitment rumour is untrue. “The publication further states that suitable candidates are to submit their applications through a recruitment portal on the Commission's…
48 mins ago
Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu has vowed to deal with petroleum marketers and owners of fuel stations in the state hoarding the product. Akeredolu made this known in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, in Akure. Akeredolu, has therefore directed the states Task Force to move round and deal with those…
53 mins ago
Women's Lifestyle Hub (WLH) has marked a significant milestone with its Nigerian members as they joyously commemorated the graduation of the inaugural cohort of the Hub. This May, the WLH community gathered for an exquisite brunch event, applauding the remarkable achievements of the program's graduating class.
54 mins ago
Kenya's airports authority triggered a flurry of panic online Wednesday after it announced an incident involving a plane at Nairobi's international airport -- only to clarify it had been a drill. Images posted on Twitter by some media outlets showed black smoke billowing from a site at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), one of the…
55 mins ago
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sought the withdrawal of its amended charge against the Kano Central senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdulsalam Abdulkareem Zaura before the Federal high court sitting in Kano. Prior to Wednesday's retraction, EFCC at the last proceeding failed to produce prosecution witnesses to prove the…

Guardian TV

10 hours ago
The inauguration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu came with mixed feelings for different Nigerians. Guardian TV, went to the streets of Lagos to hear what negotiations have to say. And here are their views.
11 hours ago
The UNEP's recommendations for achieving an 80 percent reduction globally in plastic pollution by 2040 included: Promoting more options for re-using plastic, including refillable bottles, bulk dispensers, deposit-return schemes and packaging take-back programs.
1 day ago
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1 day ago
Just one game is enough to change your fortunes in football, The Flying Eagles' 2-0 loss at the hands of Five-time winners FIFA U-20 World Cup winners Brazil is proof of that. Defeating hosts Argentina who have been in formidable form will be a tall order for Ladan Bosso's side and today, Ayomide Sotubo previews the game for The Nutmeg on Guardian TV.

Sports

3 hours ago
Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku are among the players recalled to the France squad named on Thursday by coach Didier Deschamps ahead of two Euro 2024 qualifiers in for June. Fitness problems meant both players missed France's opening qualifying matches in March, when they beat the Netherlands 4-0 at home and…
6 hours ago
Atletico Madrid and Super Falcons forward Rasheedat Ajibade has alerted Nigerians to online scams using her identity. “Hello everyone, Please be vigilant and do not fall victim to any scammer using my identity to deceive unsuspecting individuals," Ajibade tweeted. She denied knowing a certain Ibrahim Hassan who was parading himself on Facebook as her agent.…
13 hours ago
Coach of Nigeria’s U-20 male team, the Flying Eagles, Ladan Bosso, says his boys will fight hosts, Argentina, from the beginning till the end of today’s first knockout round at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
13 hours ago
Nigeria will meet the winner of the Ethiopia versus Chad game of the African zone of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifying series in its bid to return to the games.
13 hours ago
Organisers of Naija Super Eight, Flykite Productions, have disclosed how the 12 clubs billed to contest the football tournament’s play-offs emerged. The process of qualification, based on fan voting and verified by top-tier audit firm, Deloitte, started on April 10 and closed on May 12, with fans casting their votes on the DStv website and DStv App.
13 hours ago
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has explained that Nigerians love football so much that every fan thinks he can do better than the coach.

Latest

9 mins ago
Abbey Mortgage Bank, a leading mortgage institution in the country, successfully concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on yesterday. The event was streamed live on Zoom and various social media channels, with significant attention from shareholders, banking industry professionals and enthusiasts.
19 mins ago
The member-elect for Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency, Chief Philip Agbese, has congratulated Governor Hyacinth Alia and his Deputy, Dr. Sam Ode, on their inauguration and subsequent assumption of office.
30 mins ago
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government to dismantle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to succeed in the corruption war. Agbakoba said in an interview on The Morning Show of Arise Television on Wednesday. He urged the President to relieve the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.…
40 mins ago
*Questions Gomos' economic prowess A group under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Plateau State, has accused the Chairperson, Economic Advisory Team in the Simon Lalong-led government, Chief Ezekiel Gomos, ofinefficiency. The group alleged that Gomos' impact as an economic expert has not been felt positively in the state. The group in a statement Wednesday,…

Editorial

13 hours ago
The race by elected representatives of the people, to occupy top positions in the 10th National Assembly, has been fierce and riotous. But the dissonance, if not checked, could hurt the legislature’s capacity to make laws for the good governance of the Federation, and to fulfill its obligations to the people as established in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Features

1 day ago
In the $8.3 billion prosthetic global market, a med-tech start up in Ho Chi Minh city- Vietnam called VULCAN AUGMETICS, is poised to change the narrative upper body amputees for many outside Asia, starting in Africa before expanding into the Caribbean region. After 4 years of diligent research, engineering, trials and testing, it created the lowest cost battery-powered functional modular prosthetic arm, that is certain to change the lives of millions across Africa and the Caribbean.

Editor's Pick

13 hours ago
A study is bullish on Nigeria’s exports in the next decade, with its exports projected to hit $127 billion by 2030.
13 hours ago
The House of Representatives has approved refund of about N16.772 billion to Borno State government for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. Recall that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved a refund of N16.7 billion to the state government for federal road projects it executed. The House approved the refund in form…
13 hours ago
The newly appointed Acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Caroline Adepoju, has promised to promote staff welfare and passport insurance.
13 hours ago
Nigeria will meet the winner of the Ethiopia versus Chad game of the African zone of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifying series in its bid to return to the games.

Business

13 hours ago
The Nigerian Navy has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and other stakeholders in the maritime industry to work together to keep the country’s waters safe from foreign invasion.
13 hours ago
The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (AIEDP) and ambassadors of the African diplomatic corps have called for speedy implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), urging member countries to show more commitment to removing barriers in the implementation of both projects.
13 hours ago
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has commended President Bola Tinubu’s industrial policy to utilise the full range of fiscal measures to promote domestic manufacturing and lessen import dependency.

Columnists

13 hours ago
The ‘Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic’ (GCFR) is the highest national honorary grant in the country exclusively conferred on presidents and former heads of state.
13 hours ago
The Vice chancellor of Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, Prof. Umaru Pate, delivered the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) lecture of 2023 at the Bayero University Kano in a palatial complex donated and named Dangote Business School. The
13 hours ago
But we need to be careful not to benchmark our leaders against standards that would keep crippling them and their performance, especially in contexts that would be incompatible with the standards they are benchmarked against.

Guardian Life

3 hours ago
Chicken lollipop is a popular and delicious appetizer or snack that is commonly found in Indo-Chinese cuisine. It is made by marinating chicken wings or drumettes, shaping them into lollipop-like shapes, and then deep-frying them to achieve a crispy and flavorful exterior. Here's a description of the chicken lollipop recipe: INGREDIENTS Chicken Lollipops Eggs Turmeric…
3 hours ago
Halle Bailey, the current darling of the entertainment industry, has certainly earned her praise through immense dedication and hard work. The talented singer and actress, who is currently captivating audiences as Ariel in the live-action adaptation of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," recently shared some revealing behind-the-scenes footage from the film on her verified Instagram account.…
5 hours ago
The movie, a high-octane psychological thriller, features Lucy Ameh, Kalu Ikeagwu and Kelechi Udegbe in leading roles, and is set for nationwide release on June 30, 2023. The star-studded cast also includes Bimbo Manuel, Lillian Amah-Aluko, Dan Chris Ebie, and a special cameo appearance by late Nollywood veteran actress, Sola Onayiga (“Kitchen Practical” from Fuji…
5 hours ago
Dutch prosecutors announced that Quincy Promes, the Dutch forward for Spartak Moscow, is facing charges in the Netherlands for his alleged participation in drug trafficking. According to prosecutors, the 31-year-old former international player is suspected of being involved in smuggling 1,360 kilos of cocaine into the Netherlands or Belgium in two separate shipments during 2020.…

Technology

13 hours ago
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed his administration’s readiness to create one million new digital jobs for the economy.
13 hours ago
A major contributor to the perennial drop in quality of service has been identified as cuts to fibre optic cables belonging to telecommunications operators in the country.
13 hours ago
Shortly before leaving office, the immediate past Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, unveiled and commissioned 4,366 projects, programmes and initiatives implemented under his supervision as minister.
13 hours ago
Experts have revealed plans to address sustainability concerns in African technology business models.
1 day ago
Creating an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences is not just a nice-to-have in today's workplace — it's critical for organizational success and top-line growth. Only when every employee feels respected, valued, and safe can they give their optimal performance. We'll explore the current reality of diversity and inclusion, the challenges organizations…
24 May
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has inaugurated the National Committee on the implementation of the National Blockchain Policy for Nigeria.