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1 day 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
1 day 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.
1 day 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

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Unknown gunmen, yesterday, shot dead a Nollywood actress, Chiemeke Ngozi at Boji boji Owa in Ika North East Local Council of Delta State.
1 day ago
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday said anyone found guilty in the death of Sylvester Oromoni will be made to face the full wrath of the law. Oromoni was a student of Dowen College, Lekki in Lagos before his death. His parents said he died after being bullied by his senior schoolmates in the school dormitory. The…
1 day ago
The death toll from the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Semeru has risen to 39, authorities said Wednesday, as rescuers scrambled to retrieve more bodies under the threat of further volcanic activity.
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Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Wednesday said he will not resign despite the calls, following recurring ijail breaks across the country in the past one year. Aregbesola, whose ministry oversees the Nigeria Correctional Service across the country, spoke to newsmen at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) which held at…
1 day ago
An operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and four contract staff at Conoil field in Bayelsa, kidnapped by suspected pirates on Dec. 1, have regained freedom.
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Saudi Arabia authorities have suspended flights coming from Nigeria into the kingdom due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. An official of the Saudi embassy in Nigeria who did not want his name mentioned because he was not authorized to interface with the media, said the Kingdom took the decision to prevent…
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Nigeria has emerged winner of the 2021 King Bhumibol World Soil Day (WSD) Award, instituted to recognise individuals and institutions that organised impactful WSD celebrations.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), has reported 107 additional COVID-19 infections across seven states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has reacted to media reports alleging that about 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expired in Nigeria last month.

Sports

3 mins ago
Former international, Duke Udi, has expressed excitement with the confirmation of the 2021/22 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) kickoff date. The league is expected to begin on December 17.
6 mins ago
Three-handicapper, Peter Eben-Spiff, last Sunday, upturned an eight-stroke deficit from the opening round of the Sixth Lakowe Lakes Golf Club’s ‘Club Championship’ to win the event for the third straight edition.
1 day ago
Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday as their 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich saw the Spanish giants fail to reach the last 16 for the first time in 18 years.
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Chelsea blew their chance to finish top of Champions League Group H as Magomed Ozdoev's stoppage-time equaliser forced the holders to settle for a dramatic 3-3 draw at Zenit Saint Petersburg on Wednesday.
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Juventus completed their Champions League group phase with a largely uneventful 1-0 win over Malmo which allowed them to qualify for the last 16 as Group H winners.
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Leicester will be without seven players for Thursday's decisive Europa League trip to Napoli due to coronavirus cases or illness, manager Brendan Rodgers revealed on Wednesday.

Latest

3 mins ago
Former international, Duke Udi, has expressed excitement with the confirmation of the 2021/22 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) kickoff date. The league is expected to begin on December 17.
6 mins ago
Three-handicapper, Peter Eben-Spiff, last Sunday, upturned an eight-stroke deficit from the opening round of the Sixth Lakowe Lakes Golf Club’s ‘Club Championship’ to win the event for the third straight edition.
11 mins ago
In war, it is often said, truth is the first casualty. It can be observed that it is the same in a situation of near war, when chaos and confusion sweep through the land.
12 mins ago
Learn Africa Plc (formerly Longman Nigeria Plc) has recorded a turnover of N2.39 billion for the year ended March 31, 2021, a decrease of 16 per cent from $2.87 billion posted last year. The company also posted a profit before tax (PBT) of N282.08 million and an operating profit of N161.08 million. Hence, the board…

Editorial

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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

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As part of its corporate social responsibility programmes, Dangote Oil Refining Company has awarded scholarships to 137 tertiary institutions and secondary school students from its host communities in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State.

Editor's Pick

1 day ago
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.
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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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In war, it is often said, truth is the first casualty. It can be observed that it is the same in a situation of near war, when chaos and confusion sweep through the land.
50 mins ago
In the course of our lives, we must have encountered the interrogative question that titles this essay and its variant, that is, ‘who are you or/and ‘what are you? We may also have asked the same question...
1 day ago
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

Business

12 mins ago
Learn Africa Plc (formerly Longman Nigeria Plc) has recorded a turnover of N2.39 billion for the year ended March 31, 2021, a decrease of 16 per cent from $2.87 billion posted last year. The company also posted a profit before tax (PBT) of N282.08 million and an operating profit of N161.08 million. Hence, the board…
25 mins ago
The Founder of Enjoy Nigeria Expo, Isa Yusuf Sago, said the country could earn over N1 billion revenue yearly from Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs), especially in creative, cultural..
1 day ago
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

Guardian Life

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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…
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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…
2 days 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…
2 days 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…

Guardian TV

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For almost a decade, international forces in Mali have been trying to help fight Islamist groups that threatened to take over the country in 2012. But today, the government still only controls the capital and a small area around it. DW's Fred Muvunyi reports.
1 day ago
For almost a decade, international forces in Mali have been trying to help fight Islamist groups that threatened to take over the country in 2012. But today, the government still only controls the capital and a small area around it. DW's Fred Muvunyi reports.
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Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday⁣ ⁣
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised on Wednesday for a video showing his staffers joking about reports of a party in Downing Street during the COVID lockdown, saying he was furious but that he had been assured there was no party.