Wednesday, 8th February 2023
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15 hours ago
Governor Nyesom Wike has, contrary to his earlier position, approved Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential rally holding on Saturday, February 11 in Port Harcourt.
16 hours ago
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has appealed to the governments of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states to prevail on local dwellers in the axes to restore right of way on federal roads.
16 hours ago
Edo State has recorded four new deaths from Lassa fever, raising the total number of fatalities from the disease in the state to 20.
17 hours ago
Ghanaian footballer, Christian Atsu, has been pulled from the rubble of a building ‘with injuries’ after the earthquakes in Turkey, his club’s vice-president Mustafa Özat has told Turkish radio.
17 hours ago
To prevent recurrence, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, has revoked land allocation of the area where a two-storey building under construction collapsed in Abuja last week.
17 hours ago
The Anambra State Police Command yesterday, said it has begun manhunt for one Mr. Nnamdi Maduneke and cohorts, who allegedly masterminded the killing of six persons at Omar Community, Anyamelum local council.
Breaking News:
1 hour ago
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Wednesday "nothing is off the table" in terms of military aid for Ukraine, as President Volodymyr Zelensky stepped up his demands for help ahead of talks with EU leaders.
11 hours ago
Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a suspension of the deadline for the swapping of old to new Naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Supreme Court issued an interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from suspending the acceptance of the old Naira notes on the Friday February 10, 2023 deadline. READ ALSO:…
15 hours ago
As Nigerians wait for the much-needed reprieve to the current cash squeeze ahead of Friday’s deadline of the cash swap policy, a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), apparently, scheduled to discuss the sensitive situation failed to hold yesterday.
4 mins ago
Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Judiciary has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the nation’s judiciary to stand up in defence of democracy ahead of the Feb 25 and March 11 elections.
9 mins ago
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has no business seeking for postponement of the 2023 general election, as it is fully prepared for the poll.

News

1 hour ago
At least two children were killed after a bus crashed into a day care center near Montreal on Wednesday, police said, with the driver arrested for homicide and eyewitnesses suggesting he may have acted deliberately.
1 hour ago
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has assured Yobe state people that he will restore peace in the state when elected. Atiku also pledged to reopen the boarders between Niger and Yobe to facilitate free flow of human and agricultural resources. Speaking at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Yobe…
3 hours ago
To boost the capacity of relevant stakeholders working to protect migrants in vulnerable situations, the federal ministry of Women’s Affairs and the United Nations, (UN), and the International Organization of Migration, (IOM), have agreed to work together to fashion sustainable solutions to the issue.
3 hours ago
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos, Olusegun Agbaje, for alleged partisanship and compromise.
3 hours ago
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday announced a 50 per cent slash in the transport fare of all Lagos state government-run vehicles.
3 hours ago
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Rashida, wife of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi and a relative for alleged fraud. Rashida was arraigned before a federal high court in Abuja alongside one Ali Bello, identified as a nephew to the Kogi governor. EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said the duo…
3 hours ago
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it is on high alert and will identify, arrest and prevent foreigners from participating in the forthcoming 2023 elections..
4 hours ago
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) on Wednesday, rejected the plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission to use the Parks Management Committee led by Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo) for election logistics on February 25 and March 11.
4 hours ago
A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has urged Nigerians to be vigilant ahead of the 2023 elections, warning that politicians are likely to deploy all means necessary to emerge victorious.

Sports

1 hour ago
The coach of Christian Atsu's Turkish club Hatayspor said on Wednesday the Ghana midfielder has not been found following the devastating earthquake in Turkey despite contradictory announcements earlier this week.
11 hours ago
LeBron James finally eclipsed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the most prolific scorer in NBA history on Tuesday, breaking a 39-year record that many throughout basketball believed would never be beaten.
17 hours ago
Nigerian businessman, Dozy Mmobousi, has been in the media spotlight for the past week or so, ever since it was reported by The Times that he is the man behind the £90 million financial takeover of Sheffield United Football Club, writes sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk.
17 hours ago
The Commanding Officer of Admin Battalion, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Lieutenant Colonel Julius Gidanmana Usman, has said the BIU Invitational Volleyball Challenge would be used to empower unemployed youths in Northeast, whose talents would be discovered at the event.
17 hours ago
Paul Onuachu believes his physicality is perfectly suited to the Premier League, as Southampton’s deadline-day signing sets his sights on making his mark on Saints’ season, reports southamptonfc.com.
17 hours ago
Yesterday's edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport analyses Victor Osimhen’s impressive performances for Napoli this season, drawing comparisons with Gabriel Omar Batistuta, Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo, writes football-italia.net.

Latest

4 mins ago
Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Judiciary has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the nation’s judiciary to stand up in defence of democracy ahead of the Feb 25 and March 11 elections.
9 mins ago
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has no business seeking for postponement of the 2023 general election, as it is fully prepared for the poll.
1 hour ago
The coach of Christian Atsu's Turkish club Hatayspor said on Wednesday the Ghana midfielder has not been found following the devastating earthquake in Turkey despite contradictory announcements earlier this week.
1 hour ago
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Wednesday "nothing is off the table" in terms of military aid for Ukraine, as President Volodymyr Zelensky stepped up his demands for help ahead of talks with EU leaders.

Editorial

17 hours ago
The official pageantry displayed at the commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari of the $1.5 billion Chinese-funded Lekki deep seaport in Lagos is perhaps in salute of the significance of the project

Features

4 hours ago
Effective today, passengers on Valuejet now have the option to pay for flights in installments using Pay Small Small™, a revolutionary payment platform powered by Kalabash, that allows customers to pay for their flights in small, manageable installments. With this new partnership, Valuejet customers can now pay for their flights in a way that works…

Editor's Pick

17 hours ago
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Michael Ohiani, have met in Abuja to fashion out alternative funding sources to maintain the country’s mission abroad and develop or acquire new properties for newly set-up missions.
17 hours ago
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has disclosed that the ministry invested over N1.358 trillion in various programmes under its National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) since 2016.
17 hours ago
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday, described the killing of 16 Nigerian travellers in Burkina Faso as unjustifiable, callous and criminal.
17 hours ago
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has distanced himself from “the sacrilegious image of Jesus being used by his opponents to discredit him and his campaign organisation.”

Business

10 hours ago
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank Group will provide a $1 million technical assistance grant to the Green Mobility Facility for Africa (GMFA).
10 hours ago
The African Energy Chamber (AEC), serving as the voice of Africa’s energy industry, has called for enhanced transparency and good governance within the sector during its meeting with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at the EITI International Secretariat in Oslo. With over 600 million Africans lacking access to electricity and 900 million lacking access…
10 hours ago
Economists support the idea of borrowing for the sake of investment instead of consumption. If we must borrow, we must borrow to invest in our renewable energy development for production of premium electricity from clean energy sources.

Columnists

16 hours ago
Sokoto State Governor and Director General of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, is not leaving anything to chances in his quest to ensure that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 25, 2023 presidential election emerges victorious. For someone who began his political career in…
17 hours ago
Things are generally bad in Nigeria today; they are worsened by the wanton greed of the rulers. The rulers, having tasted power and wealth and felt the honey therein, kept the masses in the dark and denied many of their rights..
17 hours ago
Spare, Prince Harry’s explosive tell-it-all narrative about his royal life and the reasons why he quit monarchical bondage hit the streets weeks ago and became an instant bestseller, earning him enemies, earning him some loyalists, and testing the patience and maturity of his king-father.

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Hollywood star George Clooney is to direct an English-language remake of the hit French spy series "The Bureau".
2 days ago
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2 days ago
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2 days ago
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9 hours ago
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the naira redesign policy is affecting operations of businesses in Nigeria, stressing that the chamber expects a smooth transition to the use of the new notes for business transactions.
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