Sunday, 28th November 2021
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In the News:
1 hour 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 hours ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified a new Coronavirus variant, Omicron, and classified it a “variant of concern.”
2 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:
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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.
1 hour 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.
2 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.
1 hour 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.
1 hour 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

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Security experts have hailed the declaration that “bandits are nothing else, but terrorists,” by the court in Abuja.
1 hour ago
To combat diarrhoea in Kano and Sokoto states, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Nutrition International have launched the field implementation component of the Wellbeing Africa Foundation-Nutrition International Scaling Up Zinc and LO-ORS project.
2 hours ago
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Kabiru Marafa has dispelled the rumour making the round that he was on the verge of defecting to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
2 hours ago
Imo State House of Assembly members have raised the alarm over vandalisation of equipment at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, the state capital.
2 hours ago
The Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu, has said that the controversy surrounding the amendment to the Electoral Act to accommodate direct primary didn’t connote that the governors were at loggerheads with the National Assembly members.
2 hours ago
A civil Society Organisation, the Anti-Corruption Network, has called for an immediate audit of the N1.75tn bailout facilities released to the 36 states of the federation in six years.
2 hours ago
The Managing Director of Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Abubakar Abba Bello, has disclosed that his organisation and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have offered a grant of $750, 000 to support the surveying and charting...
2 hours ago
Effort of the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration to improve and revamp the state healthcare service has received a boost as a Foundation, Abdul Samad Africa Initiative, donated N2.5b towards the construction of Mother and Child Unit at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
2 hours ago
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrate Confraternity, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and International Elite Women Initiative(IEWI) have canvassed the creation of a special court to handle gender-based violence...

Sports

1 hour 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.
1 hour 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.
2 hours ago
The city of Houston stood still for Quadri Aruna, after the Nigerian became the first African to reach the quarterfinal in the history of the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals.
2 hours ago
Lulu-Briggs Chairs International Fund For Civil Society As the world increasingly grapples with ongoing and looming humanitarian crises, leading lights across the globe are emphasising the need for global cooperation between civil society groups and international development partners to combat both existing and future humanitarian crises. They are also emphatic on the need to tackle…
1 day ago
Arsenal got back on track with a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday as Eddie Howe suffered his first defeat as manager of the Premier League strugglers.
1 day ago
Three-quarters of children have faced abuse in sport and boys are more likely to be victims than girls, a study of more than 10,000 individuals

Latest

38 mins ago
It doesn’t take long before one knows that Dr Busola Tejumola’s values and who she is today were shaped by the learnings from her family. Born into a family of an educationist grandmother and her parents, education enthusiasts themselves, the life lessons instilled in her have now shaped her worldview and how she responds to…
1 hour 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.
1 hour 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.
1 hour 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.

Editorial

2 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

2 hours ago
The average yearly population growth in the developing world is three per cent and Nigeria’s rate has been put at about 2.7 per cent. The city of Lagos alone has a yearly population growth of eight per cent.

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

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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...
2 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.
2 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

2 hours ago
Lack of financial support has been described as major impediments to growth of small-scale businesses in Nigeria.
2 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.
3 hours ago
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ (FOUC) has seized an armoured Lexus LX570 jeep without End User Certificate and other contraband worth about N318.1 million.

Guardian Life

38 mins ago
It doesn’t take long before one knows that Dr Busola Tejumola’s values and who she is today were shaped by the learnings from her family. Born into a family of an educationist grandmother and her parents, education enthusiasts themselves, the life lessons instilled in her have now shaped her worldview and how she responds to…
1 day ago
It was nearly 9:00 p.m. and the screams nearly threw one off the seat. In a flash, the entire auditorium was agog with excitement as the Rexxie-produced groove anthem, Ko Por Ke, rented the air.
1 day ago
Nigeria music superstars and self-proclaimed besties, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are set to headline two concerts slated for December 17 and 19, 2021 respectively, during the Livespot X Festival.
1 day ago
Titled Man Pikin, the 26-part series was created and produced by Ihidero, one of the most respected TV writers and producers on the continent, and owner of PinPoint Media, a Nigerian film and media company working to industrialize content creation and distribution in Africa.

Guardian TV

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.
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.
1 day ago
Indian police claim two marijuana smugglers were using Amazon's website to order and move their product. Investigators accused the retail giant of "not cooperating" with the authorities.