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2 days ago
•Destroys 39 illegal refineries in N/Delta Nigeria’s military High Command has said troops in frontlines have neutralized 64 in Nort East and North West, rescueing 122 civilian captives uninterrupted in the last two weeks. The Director Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General Musa Danmadami who made the disclosure today, noted that the military in conjunction…
2 days ago
As the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari winds down in four months, some Nigerians to whom the government made promises are getting disillusioned as it appears their hopes would be dashed. One group that is counting, as each day flies past....
2 days ago
Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), yesterday, re-arrested a former registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Adedibu Ojerinde in Abuja.
2 days ago
Gunmen yesterday, killed a female police sergeant, Chinyere Obilor, attached to Highway Patrol of the Imo State Police Command. Also, a civilian was reported killed by a stray bullet during the attack.
2 days ago
After the recent inauguration of an Endowment Fund’s Board of Trustees for the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday declared that the task for NIPSS “is to determine how it will affect human history beginning with our nation.”
2 days ago
The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) has called on the Federal Government to revamp the sector to significantly reduce smuggling into the country through the borders.
1 day ago
Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar on Saturday said the deadline for the use of old naira notes is unrealistic and causing discomfort. “The deadline is going to cause heavy discomfort for Nigerians," Atiku said in a video tweet. "It will be magnanimous for the Federal Government and the regulatory body…
Latasha Gillespie
1 day ago
Latasha Gillespie is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Accessibility at Amazon Studios and Prime Video.
1 day ago
Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Karen Khachanov 7/6(2); 6/4; 6/7(8); 6/3 to set up a clash with Novak Djokovic, who is chasing a tenth title and a record tying 22nd Grand Slam.
1 day ago
Nigerians, banked or unbanked, are currently racing against time to rid their purses and wallets of N200, N500 and N1, 000 notes, following the insistence by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on phasing them out as the country’s legal tender on January 31, 2023.
1 day ago
Charity Ekezie is a content creator, social media and brand influencer. She has over two million followers on Tiktok and is known for dispelling myths about Africa. Ekezie, who recently bagged a Tiktok award as runner up, top creator in Sub-Saharan Africa, had her primary education in Douala, Cameroon where she was born. She returned…

News

26 mins ago
Two major political developments arrested my attention as the Nigerian political parties prepared, and actually conducted their primaries ahead of the 2023 general election.
1 day ago
Data Protection law will boost investor's confidence in Nigerian economy says Pantami Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami has said that the introduction of data protection law in the country boosts the confidence of foreign investors in the nation's economy and propels them to do business in Nigeria. The Federal Executive Council…
1 day ago
Barely three days before the deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) to phase out the old Naira notes, POS agents in Kaduna have begun to take advantage of new Naira notes' scarcity to demand extra charges on every transaction made by their customers.
1 day ago
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja adjourned the hearing on the suit filed by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) seeking a referendum to determine the fate of Biafra and other self-determination agitations to March 30, 2023.
1 day ago
Ahead of the February 25th general elections, the Labour Party Chairman in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, Hon Ebele Belmon Nwuzor, has declared that Hon George Olawande Adegeye remains the party's House of Representatives candidate in Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency.
1 day ago
Kano state government has formally requested the presidency to postpone a two-day official visit of president Muhammad Buhari to Kano.
1 day ago
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to ensure training and re-training of reporters to curb quackery and fake news.
1 day ago
Economic and commercial activities in Awka, the capital town of Anambra, have slowed down due to the insufficient quantity of the newly-designed N1,000, N500 and N200 in circulation.
1 day ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has backed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to phase out the current 200, 500, and 1000 naira notes by Tuesday, January 31. The Presidency in a statement said Buhari insisted that the deadline is "aimed at people hoarding illicit funds and not the common man, and that it had become necessary…

Sports

19 mins ago
Remo Stars of Ikenne were taught a bitter lesson yesterday in Match Day Four of Nigeria’s Premier Football League (NPFL) as Bendel Insurance of Benin put them to the sword.
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Erstwhile president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has indicated interest in contesting the Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) presidency, the highest position in African athletics
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The junior edition of the annual Central Bank Tennis Tournament will serve off on Monday, February 6, inside the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos. Many players are arriving the state for the week-long competition.
20 mins ago
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus defeated Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 4/6; 63; 6/4 to clinch her maiden Grand Slam title. It was her fourth straight career victory over her opponent on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour. Aryna had also won the warm-up tournament in Adelaide earlier this month.
20 mins ago
Kelechi Iheanacho’s fortuitous second-half strike broke the resistance of League Two side, Walsall and sent Leicester into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
1 day ago
Leeds beat Accrington Stanley 3-1 to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in seven years

Latest

11 mins ago
Like a hold-up, this could be the end of the journey. You should never mistake a hold-up for blocked point.
11 mins ago
Bishop of the Diocese of Amichi, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Ephraim Ikeakor has condemned the level of insecurity in the country and called on the Federal Government to establish regional and state police as a means of tackling criminal activities frontally.
12 mins ago
On Friday, January 27, curtains fell on the Senior Clergy Advanced Management Course Retreat held at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.
14 mins ago
Too many people are doing things half-hearted. God wants you to do “whatever” you’re doing with all your heart, with all your soul and with all that you have. When you do it with everything you have, He will promote you. God promotes those obedient to His words.

Editorial

29 mins ago
Health authorities in the country, led by the Health Minister should not treat the reported plan by resident doctors to embark on a nationwide indefinite strike with levity.

Features

18 mins ago
A man’s body consists of so many systems. There is the blood network. There are the lungs. There is the nervous system.

Stories of The Week

3 days ago
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has told Bola Tinubu to stop going to Abeokuta, as the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate is in the habit of making gaffes whenever he finds himself in the Ogun State capital. In the build-up to his party’s presidential primaries, Tinubu went into a…
2 days ago
The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Ademola Adeleke as the state governor and declared Gboyega as the winner of the governorship election. The tribunal annulled the election of Adeleke, candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), and declared that Oyetola, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking a second term in…
23 Jan
University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced that there will not be an admission of students to two programmes for the 2023 academic session. UNILAG registrar Oladejo Azeez made the disclosure in a statement on the tertiary institution's website. "All prospective UTME and Direct Entry candidates for the 2023 admission exercise should please note that the…
3 days ago
The presidential candidate of the ruling All progressives congress (APC) has faulted the notions held in certain quarters that he blamed President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over the fuel scarcity and the naira redesign policy. Bayo Onanuga Director, Media & Publicity APC Presidential Campaign Council in a statement explained that the opposition peoples democratic party (PDP)…

Business

21 mins ago
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a set of 11 guiding principles for investment policies alongside the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit.
21 mins ago
Electricity distribution companies in Lagos State have been badly hit by the spate of vandalism and assault of staff while on official duty in recent times.
21 mins ago
The Ibadan factory of the British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited has been awarded the highly prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) core certification.

Columnists

26 mins ago
The call, the other day, by President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign ambassadors posted to Nigeria to desist from interfering in the country’s forthcoming election is both timely and imperative.
2 days ago
The final lap in the 2023 political power race has begun. These are naturally anxious moments for the candidates for the various elective political offices at national and sub-national levels, the electorate, and the nation itself.
2 days ago
This is an invaluable book about Urhobo customs and indeed the origins of Urhobos. At least we now have more in print than the old writings of the intelligence reports, without which many Nigerians would know little of, about their past...

Guardian Life

19 mins ago
Professor Femi Osofisan, one of Africa’s foremost dramatists, theatre director, actor, critic, poet, novelist, editor and newspaper columnist, recently, paid an unscheduled visit to the new Vice–Chancellor (VC) of Crown-Hill University (CHU), Prof. Jeleel Ojuade.
19 mins ago
Telecommunications giant, Globacom, last Friday again fulfilled its promise of rewarding its loyal subscribers with amazing prizes as an Ibadan-based Nurse, Mariam Oyelami, was presented a three-bedroom house in its unprecedented promo, Festival of Joy.
1 day ago
Dakar, the capital city of Senegal was agog recently as leading African artistes, celebrities and stakeholders in the music industry stormed the city for the 8th edition of the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) dubbed Taranga Edition.
2 days ago
Research has found that the most common thing women want to address after giving birth is their postpartum belly, also known as diastasis recti. This condition occurs when the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy and do not fully come back together after childbirth. Here are 13 exercises that can be beneficial for postpartum recovery: Kegels:…

Guardian TV

1 day ago
A Nigerian mobile app called Trashcoin connects waste producers to recyclers in real time. Plus it gives users direct incentives like the ability to pay utilities with points gathered from their plastic waste.
1 day ago
A Nigerian mobile app called Trashcoin connects waste producers to recyclers in real time. Plus it gives users direct incentives like the ability to pay utilities with points gathered from their plastic waste.
1 day ago
The death toll from the bombing of herders in central Nigeria has risen to 40. Also, we hear from some of those behind a top report on the state of African governance. It finds that Africa is less secure than it was a decade ago, with a marked deterioration in the rule of law, but there is progress in the empowering of women.
1 day ago
It could be the biggest revolution in the aviation industry since the invention of the jet engine, but there are still many hurdles for electric passenger planes before they take to the skies.