Wednesday, 8th December 2021
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In the News:
10 hours ago
It was a black Tuesday in the Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos State as a trailer rammed into school pupils during afternoon hours and crushed 20 of them to death.
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There was tense atmosphere yesterday at Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, as some aggrieved youths set ablaze the residence of a Redeemed Christian Church (RCC) pastor
Buhari
10 hours ago
To expedite the passage of the 2022 budget by the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, transmitted the Finance Bill 2021 for the consideration and approval of the lawmakers.
10 hours ago
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, yesterday, confirmed that three out of five students of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos named in connection to the death of Sylvester Oromoni junior
Nigeria President
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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has denied reports that he asked protesting youths and women of the Niger Delta region to channel their grievances to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Bandits have reportedly invaded some communities in Kaduna and Niger States, abducting about 36 persons.
Breaking News:
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The planned nationwide broadband deployment is being threatened by the slow takeoff of the licenced Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos), despite a longer tenor and cheaper licence costs...

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Robert Lewandowski was unconvinced by Lionel Messi’s tribute towards him at last week’s Ballon d’Or ceremony, as the Bayern Munich star labelled his rival’s comments ‘empty words’...
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The African Union (AU), yesterday, called for an urgent end to travel restrictions imposed on some of its member states, saying the measures effectively penalise governments for timely data...
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Lagos State government, yesterday, issued guidelines for social events and gatherings within the state during the festive season...
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In a rare and bold move, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved the immediate sacking of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) following industrial action...

News

5 mins ago
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay the Convener, #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, the sum of N2 million over the unlawful seizure of his mobile phone in 2019 at the point of his arrest.
11 mins ago
Malawi police have arrested a former finance minister and an ex-central bank chief for fabricating figures in a bid to impress the IMF, they said on Wednesday.
Nigeria President
13 mins ago
Nigerian states and the federal government have been using surveillance technologies to snoop on citizens' data and communications on their devices, according to a report. A report by the Action Group on Free Civic Space said the government is using the technologies to track down rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, and other targeted citizens. The…
20 mins ago
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Wednesday that he was returning to Addis Ababa from the battlefront after pro-government forces claimed major advances in their fight against Tigrayan rebels.
31 mins ago
Saudi Arabia's de facto leader pressed on with a Gulf tour Wednesday after French police said they had arrested a suspect linked to the notorious killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
1 hour ago
Polish soldiers have found the body of a man next to a backpack and a Nigerian passport in a forest close to the Belarusian border, the police said on Wednesday.
2 hours ago
The German parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday, turning the page on 16 years with Angela Merkel at the helm as a new centre-left-led coalition takes the wheel of Europe's top economy.
3 hours ago
The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains, top scientists from the WHO and the United States told AFP while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.
3 hours ago
Armed gunmen ambushed a vehicle of 21 passengers traveling from Sabon Birni Local Government Area in Sokoto State on Monday. Some of the passengers including children who were traveling from the town of Sabon Birni to the town of Isa near the Nigerian border with Niger were then burnt to death. Police spokesperson Sanusi Abubakar…

Sports

10 hours ago
Real Madrid will go through as group winners to the Champions League last 16 after Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio each scored in a 2-0 win over Inter Milan on Tuesday.
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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury must face Dillian Whyte in his next title defence following a ruling on Tuesday by the World Boxing Council (WBC).
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Atletico Madrid won a bad-tempered game in Porto on Tuesday to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League as Liverpool and Ajax both completed the group stage with 100 percent records.
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The Senate, yesterday, passed two bills seeking to establish the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Federal University of Sports, Nkalagu, Ebonyi State.
11 hours ago
The 2021/22 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) will kick off on December 17, 2021, the general assembly of the League Management Company (LMC) has said.
11 hours ago
Australia will not send officials to February's Winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, joining a US diplomatic boycott of the Games.

Latest

5 mins ago
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay the Convener, #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, the sum of N2 million over the unlawful seizure of his mobile phone in 2019 at the point of his arrest.
11 mins ago
Malawi police have arrested a former finance minister and an ex-central bank chief for fabricating figures in a bid to impress the IMF, they said on Wednesday.
13 mins ago
Nigerian states and the federal government have been using surveillance technologies to snoop on citizens' data and communications on their devices, according to a report. A report by the Action Group on Free Civic Space said the government is using the technologies to track down rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, and other targeted citizens. The…
20 mins ago
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Wednesday that he was returning to Addis Ababa from the battlefront after pro-government forces claimed major advances in their fight against Tigrayan rebels.

Editorial

10 hours ago
As if the COVID-19 pandemic has not done enough damage to humanity, the discovery of the Omicron variant has thrown more challenges in the way for humanity.

Features

1 day 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).

Editor's Pick

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Out of about $4 billion startup funding that Africa, especially attracted in 2021, Nigeria earned the largest, chunk of $1.37 billion.
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The Senate, yesterday, passed two bills seeking to establish the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Federal University of Sports, Nkalagu, Ebonyi State.
10 hours ago
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, refused to vacate a restraining order issued against the Federal Government stopping the bid to deduct $418 million Paris Club Refund
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United States envoy to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has urged the Federal Government, telecoms operators and network users to prioritise security as preparations have reached an advanced stage

Columnists

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The ‘ENDSARS’ nationwide protest warranted by the ruthless and extrajudicial killings of security agencies particularly the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigerian Police then
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Nicholas Okpe, Ukala Patrick Ayide, Joshua Samuel and Nathaniel Solomon jointly presented a Petition on the shooting and killing of the late Abuta Solomon at the LTG.
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In this piece, my objective is to celebrate the recent ascension of Dr Wale Okediran, medical doctor, public servant and writer extraordinaire, as the president of the Olivet Baptist High School

Business

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, has called on dairy experts to offer solutions on how to accelerate growth across the dairy value chain
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Stakeholders in the maritime sector have blamed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), terminal operators and shipping companies for the overtime cargos that have continued to linger at the seaports.
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Worried by the number of Omicron variant cases attributed to Nigerians overseas, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has levied a $3,500 (N1.43 million) penalty on foreign carriers

Guardian Life

55 mins ago
The long-awaited film “West Side Story” to be released later in the month has been banned in several countries. The epic love story, set to be released on the 10th of December, will not be watched by people in some Middle East countries. Steven Speilberg-directed adaptation of the classical musical has been banned in Saudi…
3 hours ago
It’s the end of the year again, and it usually is a time to reflect and re-strategize but also to rewind. Infinix has a lineup of devices that amplify users’ entertainment experiences, so trust them to pull off the best fan party ever. As a loyal and dedicated fan of the brand, you are invited…
1 day 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…
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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…

Guardian TV

7 hours ago
A group with alleged ties to the "Islamic State" has "enslaved and sexually abused" hundreds of women and girls in Mozambique over the past three years, Human Rights Watch said.
7 hours ago
A group with alleged ties to the "Islamic State" has "enslaved and sexually abused" hundreds of women and girls in Mozambique over the past three years, Human Rights Watch said.
1 day ago
At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
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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.