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11 hours ago
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has assured the Mbaise nation, comprising Ezinihitte, Aboh and Ahiazu Mbaise local councils of the state, that he is not in conflict with them, contrary to insinuations...
11 hours ago
Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has expressed sadness over the death of his former Chief Press Secretary, Duro Onabule.
11 hours ago
The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated Governor Kayode Fayemi for his failure to pay West African Examinations Council (WAEC) fees of students who sat for the recently-released WASC results...
11 hours ago
An Appeal Court sitting in Kano has dismissed the appeal challenging the re-trial order against 23-year-old Kano singer, Aminu Shariff, accused of blasphemy.
12 hours ago
Technology firm, MTN, has expressed readiness to collaborate with the Federal Government towards achieving 70 per cent broadband target by 2025, even as it assured it would deploy Fifth Generation ...
12 hours ago
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), yesterday, declared commitment to progressive increase in provision of funding for primary health care (PHC) through efficient budgeting that is aligned to yearly operational plans.
12 hours ago
The national grid, yesterday, crashed to zero megawatts, throwing businesses and homes across the country into darkness as workers at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) embarked on strike.
12 hours ago
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday, held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta over his presidential bid.
12 hours ago
Anthony Joshua faced Oleksandr Usyk at the final press conference ahead of their high stakes rematch on Saturday and vowed he must win after September’s loss to the Ukrainian, reports skysports.com.
12 hours ago
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has restated its commitment to promote corporate governance among listed firms and other stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market.
12 hours ago
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, flagged off the engineering procedure of the 27-kilometre Lagos Blue Line Rail mass transit.

News

45 mins ago
An Indian gang operated a fake police station from a hotel for eight months where they dressed up as officers and are believed to have extorted money from hundreds of people, an official said Thursday.
1 hour ago
Sri Lanka police fired tear gas and water cannon on a small protest Thursday to break up the first demonstration since the crisis-hit island nation lifted a state of emergency.
1 hour ago
The authorities of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have distanced the agency from alleged scams in petrol subsidies running into trillions of naira in the country. FIRS Executive Chairman, Mr Mohammed Nami who appeared before the Ibrahim Al-Mustapha Aliyu-led Adhoc Committee probing into the petroleum subsidy regime explained that the role of his outfit…
1 hour ago
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State did not stop the sit-at-home order in the state. It said Uzodinma could not stop the sit-at-home order because he did not initiate it. Emma Powerful, the spokesperson of IPOB, said the group cancelled the sit-at-home order on the advice…
1 hour ago
Efforts to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025 received a boost, Wednesday, with the approval of measures to accelerate access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) by the Clean Nigeria Steering Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. A meeting of the committee presided over by Prof Osinbajo virtually, approved prayers contained in the…
1 hour ago
The deployment of Burundian troops to help quell rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo's east has divided local people, with some fiercely opposed but others giving a cautious welcome. Burundian forces began arriving in South Kivu province on Monday, pushing ahead with a plan by the seven-nation East African Community (EAC) to stabilise…
1 hour ago
Chief Lateef Olawale Mogaji has been appointed the Olori Ebi (Head) of the Iposu Chieftaincy Family of Epe and Lagos. The spokesman of the IPOSU Chieftaincy Family S. O. Ojobaro disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday after the family meeting in Lagos. Mogaji succeeded Prof S.O. Talabi after acting in the same position…
1 hour ago
Indications emerged Thursday that the insistence by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), that they must be paid six months' salaries during the strike period is what is affecting negotiations between it and the aggrieved lecturers in an apparent allusion to the "no-work-no-pay" policy of the government. Specifically, the government on Thursday…
2 hours ago
Half of people in poorer countries have now received two vaccine doses against Covid-19, a global vaccine alliance said Thursday, hailing progress in closing the vaccine equity gap.

Sports

2 hours ago
Chelsea is investigating after racist abuse was allegedly directed against Tottenham forward Son Heung-min at Stamford Bridge, threatening the "strongest action".
6 hours ago
The Nigeria team on Wednesday at the ongoing 10th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica advanced to the quarter-finals in grand style.
12 hours ago
After excelling at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where Team Nigeria topped the African medals table, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has changed gear towards ensuring another podium finish...
13 hours ago
Nigeria’s leading talk and grassroots entertainment radio brands, Nigeria Info, Cool FM and Wazobia FM, have hit yet another broadcast milestone as they recently secured the exclusive right to broadcast English Premier League
14 hours ago
The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has promised to support the country’s Surfing Federation in developing the sport in Nigeria.
1 day ago
A German security guard has been arrested for making a Hitler salute in front of a group of Israeli athletes visiting a memorial to the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, police said on Wednesday. The 16 athletes from the Israeli European Championships team were visiting the Olympic Park in Munich on Tuesday evening when the banned…

Latest

45 mins ago
An Indian gang operated a fake police station from a hotel for eight months where they dressed up as officers and are believed to have extorted money from hundreds of people, an official said Thursday.
1 hour ago
Sri Lanka police fired tear gas and water cannon on a small protest Thursday to break up the first demonstration since the crisis-hit island nation lifted a state of emergency.
1 hour ago
The authorities of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have distanced the agency from alleged scams in petrol subsidies running into trillions of naira in the country. FIRS Executive Chairman, Mr Mohammed Nami who appeared before the Ibrahim Al-Mustapha Aliyu-led Adhoc Committee probing into the petroleum subsidy regime explained that the role of his outfit…
1 hour ago
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State did not stop the sit-at-home order in the state. It said Uzodinma could not stop the sit-at-home order because he did not initiate it. Emma Powerful, the spokesperson of IPOB, said the group cancelled the sit-at-home order on the advice…

Editorial

12 hours ago
Sometime in the year 1993, a malnourished little girl, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea in a worn-torn country, decided, like the Biblical four lepers, to take a leap of faith to reach a United Nations....

Features

12 hours ago
To strengthen democratic institutions, including the legislature, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) has matriculated 85 postgraduate students.

Editor's Pick

12 hours ago
Some 5.7 billion people in 76 countries have experienced both partial and total Internet shutdown since 2015 till date. Also, in the first half of the year, Internet disruptions affected more citizens...
12 hours ago
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, said its recent raid on the Bureau De Change (BDC) hub in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was largely behind the naira’s significant appreciation...
11 hours ago
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over alleged indiscriminate arrests of members and innocent Igbo people by security agents at Lagos and Abuja airports.
12 hours ago
As we talk today the system is in crisis. The power sector will collapse soon if government does not have the political will to take a decision on what is happening in the power sector.

Business

12 hours ago
The head of the Africa Investment Forum, African Development Bank (AfDB), Senior Director, Chinelo Anohu, has called for stronger strategic partnerships and greater involvement of African sovereign wealth funds..
13 hours ago
Seplat Energy Plc has kicked off the third edition of its Seplat Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP) in Benin City, Edo State, empowering a total of 300 teachers from both Edo and Delta States.
13 hours ago
Trade between Nigeria and Indonesia hit $2.6 billion in 2021 as both countries have announced plans to deepen trade ties.

Columnists

11 hours ago
The emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari a Fulani born former infantry Major General of the Nigeria Army to the office of the Nigerian President in 2015 has without doubts precipitated an upsurge in the organised...
11 hours ago
The industrial action declared by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on February 14, 2022 began like a feeble spark gradually turns to a flickering flame.
13 hours ago
As I complete my term as Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, I join hands across faith to call us all to a higher standard.

Guardian Life

4 hours ago
Last weekend, Orijin, the custodian of culture was the toast of the Big Brother Naija Saturday night party themed Orijinal Ankara party. Saturday night parties are the highlights of Big Brother Naija weekends and Orijin delivered with melodious afrobeat music, flamboyant fashion, and its unique taste. The Level Up housemates partied away decked in stylish…
7 hours ago
Asake has taken to social media to show off his newly acquired mansion. The YBNL signee shared a picture of his new crib with the caption, "Went from hustling for free bedspace to investing in real estate 🏠."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by 𝐌𝐫 𝐌$𝐧𝐞𝐲 (@asakemusic) Born Ahmed Ololade…
8 hours ago
Alec Baldwin has addressed new findings in the 'Rust' shooting incident, which led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, claiming only people on the set of the incident "know exactly what happened." Baldwin addressed these in a recent interview with "The Chris Cuomo Project", noting that he understood most people were waiting on a…
8 hours ago
A$ap Rocky has pleaded not guilty to allegedly shooting former A$ap mob member A$ap Relli. Earlier this week, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said Rocky was charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. News outlet Rolling Stone reports that the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, appeared in court alongside…

Guardian TV

6 hours ago
Nigeria’s inflation rate has defied monetary tightening, hitting 19.64 percent in July, a level not seen in over one-and-a-half decades. This bombshell was dropped yesterday by the Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeniran, when he released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2022 in Abuja.
6 hours ago
Nigeria’s inflation rate has defied monetary tightening, hitting 19.64 percent in July, a level not seen in over one-and-a-half decades. This bombshell was dropped yesterday by the Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeniran, when he released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2022 in Abuja.
11 hours ago
A woman in the West African country has built a successful 100% natural cosmetics range using the power of local fruits and vegetables.
1 day ago
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