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Alao-Akala
14 Jan
The sudden death of former governor of Oyo State, Chief Christopher Alao-Akala must have altered political calculation and contest for the soul of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Until his death, the Ogbomosho-born politician was chairman of the Elders Advisory Council of Oyo APC and was believed to have been calling the shots…
14 Jan
Two men and four women (including two children) were feared dead, yesterday, in an auto accident at Falokun settlement along Offa/Ajase/Ippo road in Kwara State.
14 Jan
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has intensified fight against illegal refiners in the state. Aside from directing council chairmen to fish out operators, Wike has started visiting illegal refining sites.
14 Jan
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, inaugurated five projects in Ogun State, assuring that two major federal highways under construction– Sagamu-Benin and Lagos-Ibadan–will be commissioned this year.
14 Jan
There is fear in Ayamelum Local Council of Anambra State following the discovery of the remains of a middle-aged man Mr, Okoye Tagbo, with his vital organs missing.
14 Jan
More displaced men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), at Mini Okoro Police barracks in Obio-Akpor Local Council of Rivers State have lamented their woes following the demolition...
Breaking News:
15 hours ago
As the Federal Government continues to explore new measures of raising revenue through tax reforms, there are concerns that no amount of tax revenue will be enough to finance...
12 hours ago
Players and officials of Guinea-Bissau have promised to end Nigeria’s unbeaten run when they clash today in their last group match in Garoua.
16 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has not directed anyone to implement fuel subsidy removal, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has declared...
16 hours ago
Nigeria will receive no fewer than 1,030 Benin artefacts from Germany this year, Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Abba Tijani, has said.
16 hours ago
Confirming concerns about Nigeria’s production challenges, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC’s) Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR), published yesterday, showed that oil output

News

3 hours ago
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerians to disregard claims by a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu that the Permanent Voters’ Cards PVCs have an expiry date. According to the commission, Nigerians who already have the PVCs do not need to register again as the cards have not expired,…
Nnamdi Kanu
4 hours ago
A High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, on Wednesday ordered the Nigeria Government to pay the sum of N1 billion to Nnamdi Kanu, for violating the rights of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Judge Benson Anya described the invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence as notorious and brazen. He also ordered the…
4 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth II's second son Prince Andrew has deactivated his social media accounts, users said Wednesday, as he faces a US civil case for sexual assault. Andrew's official Twitter account @TheDukeOfYork now opens with a message saying "This account doesn't exist". His YouTube account also comes up with an error message and a picture of…
5 hours ago
Lagos State has acquired two new speed trains for its Red Line metro project, a 37-kilometre intracity railway system. The 330-KPH trains were sold to the state by Talgo Group, a Madrid-based manufacturer of high-speed passenger trains. "The 37km Red Line on completion will traverse eight stations and move passengers from Agbado to Oyingbo," Governor…
6 hours ago
Four students of the University of Port Harcourt who were kidnapped last weekend have been released and reunited with their families. The Guardian gathered that the students, Gbaa Nenubari, Asumbo Elizabeth, Eze Chimezie and Onosigho Augustine, were abducted on their way from the Orashi River where they had gone for a vegetation sampling for their…
Nigeria Senate
7 hours ago
Nigeria Senate on Wednesday removed the clause that makes direct primary mandatory for the election of candidates in political parties from the electoral act amendment bill. The Senate in late 2021 passed a version of the bill and transmitted it to President Muhammadu Buhari who declined assent to the bill. Besides the amendment to Clause…
7 hours ago
Israel's justice minister on Wednesday pledged a full investigation into allegations that the controversial Pegasus spyware was used on Israeli citizens, including people who led protests against former premier Benjamin Netanyahu. Pegasus, a surveillance product made by the Israeli firm NSO that can turn a mobile phone into a pocket spying device, has remained a…
8 hours ago
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 15 count charge of alleged terrorism and treasonable felony. Kanu made his plea at the hearing of the amended charges filed by the Nigerian government against the IPOB leader at the Federal High Court in Abuja. A lawyer to…
9 hours ago
The annual Diamond Special Recognition Awards Worldwide, founded by the CEO of Bustline Media International, Yetunde Oduwole, recently held its 11th edition at the Monarch Event Centre, in Lagos, with FA licensed football agent, Ezinne Dora Kayode, crowned the Outstanding Female Football Agent of the Year. The award project goes around the world to applaud…

Sports

36 mins ago
Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi, who recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection, was on Wednesday left out of Argentina's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia...
4 hours ago
Ivory Coast coach Patrice Beaumelle on Wednesday railed against the state of the pitch in Douala where his team must face Algeria in a decisive final Africa Cup of Nations group match. Beaumelle was speaking about the farcical error in injury time by Ivory Coast goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare that gifted Sierra Leone a 2-2…
5 hours ago
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has suggested Ousmane Dembele could be sold this month after saying the winger must sign a new contract or "we will look for an exit for the player". Barca are desperate to avoid Dembele leaving on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer and would at least pocket…
7 hours ago
Qatar World Cup ticket sales were launched at reduced prices on Wednesday with residents and migrant workers able to attend games for just $11 as concerns persist over Covid-19. Authorities have not yet announced how many fans will be allowed into stadiums for the first World Cup in an Arab country, which runs from November…
12 hours ago
Group D table toppers, Super Eagles of Nigeria, will be aiming for another record in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations when they file out against Guinea-Bissau this evening in Garoua, Cameroon...
16 hours ago
Versatile defender, Chidozie Awaziem, has been confirmed fit by Super Eagles’ medics. Awaziem returns to full fitness, on the eve of the team’s final group phase game of the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations

Latest

36 mins ago
Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi, who recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection, was on Wednesday left out of Argentina's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia...
1 hour ago
Nigerian feature film, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), has made history as the first Nigerian film to earn an NAACP Image Awards nomination. Directed by the Esiri twins – Arie and Chuko Esiri – and presented by GDN Studios, a subsidiary of The Guardian Group, publishers of The Guardian newspapers, Eyimofe received its historic NAACP…
1 hour ago
Afrobeats superstar Wizkid has announced the indefinite postponement of his Made In Lagos Canada tour.  The singer shared this update in a post to his Twitter account on Wednesday. He noted that scheduled stops for the tour would no longer proceed this month as planned.  The post reads, "Due to existing and public health measures being introduced…
2 hours ago
With the proliferation of online gambling around the globe, we are seeing millions of people gambling in countries that we never thought of as countries that would support online gambling. It's fair to say that Nigeria would be one of those countries. When a third-world country has issues with poverty, we tend to forget that…

Editorial

16 hours ago
Six, the SAN proposal highlighted approval by the Monetary Policy Committee of the sharing of part of the Federation Account in U.S. dollars in readiness for transaction on the forex market

Features

1 day ago
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad will be special guests at the Justice Sector Summit 2022 scheduled to hold in Abuja on January 25. Others expected as special guests at Justice Sector Summit 2022 are Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of Nigeria’s House of…

Editor's Pick

2 days ago
The Supreme Court has reversed its earlier dismissal of an appeal by GTBank against a N2.4 billion judgment given in favour of Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited by the Court of Appeal in Ibadan, Oyo State.
2 days ago
Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election, Peter Obi, has pleaded with Nigerians to give him more time to consult before deciding on whether or not to contest the 2023 presidential poll.
2 days ago
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared sit-at-home on January 18, 2022 to solidarise with its leader Nnamdi Kanu as the Umuahia High Court hears Kanu’s fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Federal Government.
2 days ago
Bayelsa State chapter of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has filed a petition to the state Commissioner of Police over alleged trafficking of two girls for prostitution.

Business

15 hours ago
Worried about huge financial losses to cybercrimes and hackers, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has expressed commitment to standardise the nation's Information Technology
16 hours ago
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sought wider participation of relevant stakeholders in the blue economy project to deepen participation and benefits from the country’s marine resources.
16 hours ago
The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has called on taxpayers to file their last year’s tax returns before or on January 31, 2022.

Columnists

16 hours ago
The recent decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to introduce 10% taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages has generated a lot of controversies, comments and reactions from the wider population
16 hours ago
Incidentally, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai was one of the people that wrote and defended the Sawaba declaration. Between 1954 and 1956, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai was the National Chairman of the NEPU Youth Association
16 hours ago
On Friday, February 5, 2021, the Supreme Court brought joy to many landlords across the land when it delivered a landmark judgment that buried the ago-long antics of some tenants

Guardian Life

1 hour ago
Nigerian feature film, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), has made history as the first Nigerian film to earn an NAACP Image Awards nomination. Directed by the Esiri twins – Arie and Chuko Esiri – and presented by GDN Studios, a subsidiary of The Guardian Group, publishers of The Guardian newspapers, Eyimofe received its historic NAACP…
1 hour ago
Afrobeats superstar Wizkid has announced the indefinite postponement of his Made In Lagos Canada tour.  The singer shared this update in a post to his Twitter account on Wednesday. He noted that scheduled stops for the tour would no longer proceed this month as planned.  The post reads, "Due to existing and public health measures being introduced…
3 hours ago
Popular comedian and actor, Ayo ‘AY’ Makun, has welcomed a second child with his wife, Mabel. The elated father made this announcement through his Instagram page on Tuesday. The couple got married in November 2008. AY’s new baby, named Ayomide, came into the family 13 years after they had their first child, Michelle. To express…
3 hours ago
We start every day all planned, aimed at achieving our tasks for the day. Some even have a “to-do list” they check off every day because they do not want to leave some things undone during the day. These are ways we try in organised fashion to endeavour that our busy day is handled with…

Guardian TV

1 day ago
The Super Eagles of Nigeria may further consolidate her position as the country faces Guinea Bissau in the third group stage game of the AFCON 2022 tournament this evening. Nigeria edged out the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first game of the competition and the Falcons of Jediane to secure a top position in the group. Host Dennis Erezi and Guest Analyst Ifeanyi Ibeh preview the match and what to expect.
1 day ago
The Super Eagles of Nigeria may further consolidate her position as the country faces Guinea Bissau in the third group stage game of the AFCON 2022 tournament this evening. Nigeria edged out the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first game of the competition and the Falcons of Jediane to secure a top position in the group. Host Dennis Erezi and Guest Analyst Ifeanyi Ibeh preview the match and what to expect.
1 day ago
Boris Johnson has insisted he believed a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown would be a “work event” after being accused of lying to Parliament by Dominic Cummings. The PM was speaking at the Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London.
1 day ago
E-commerce giant Amazon will continue to accept UK-issued visa credit cards on its British website. The company emailed customers on Monday with the update. Back in November, the retail giant took the controversial step, saying it would ban the use of Visa credit cards because of high transaction fees. Since Brexit, the EU's enforced-cap on the fees charged by card issuers no longer applies in the UK.