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4 days ago
The Igbo World Assembly (IWA) has called on Ndigbo across the country to ignore calls to boycott the 2023 general elections.
4 days ago
The Nigerian equities market extended bullish sentiments to commence trading for the month of February in an upbeat mood yesterday, as investors’ wealth increased by N142 billion.
4 days ago
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, yesterday, launched the ‘IGP-SmartForce Database Management Centre’ for Personnel Records Digitalisation and Biometric Capturing of all officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Innocent Ajiji
4 days ago
We have made several agitations for review of salaries and allowances. In 2021, we went on three days of industrial action that lasted for two days after which the then Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi intervened and we suspended the strike.
4 days ago
For allegedly extorting candidates in the ongoing registration exercise for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended two centres.
pvcs
4 days ago
To conduct mock poll in six LGs The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, Dr. Adeniran Tella, has disclosed that over 800,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) still remain uncollected in the state. Tella disclosed this, yesterday, during the stakeholders’ meeting at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ibadan towards the mock voter…
Breaking News:
1 day ago
Harry Kane became Tottenham's all-time record scorer as his 267th goal for the club sealed a 1-0 win against Manchester City that severely damaged the champions' bid to retain the Premier League title.
3 mins ago
The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chief Tony Ojukwu, has stated that elections are essential in creating enabling environment for the fulfilment of human rights.
3 mins ago
Six people have been killed by gunmen at Arimogija and Molege communities in Ose Local Council of Ondo State. The victims of the attack, which was said to have gone on for about two weeks in the area, were said to be farmers and traders. Houses, cars, as well as motorcycles were set ablaze during the attack.
3 mins ago
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, urged Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “take urgent measures and make the new currency available and accessible to the public.”
5 mins ago
North Central Youth Stakeholders Forum (NCYSF) has flayed presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, for opposing extension of submission of old naira notes.

News

6 mins ago
The former Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Binta Masi, has said that voting the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as president will rekindle the hope of Nigerians of returning to the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo...
12 mins ago
Elders and stakeholders from Niger Delta have expressed concern over the dwindling fortunes of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) due to alleged divided attention of the Interim Administrator, Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu...
13 mins ago
Yobe State has ordered its Microfinance Bank (MfB) to open branches in all the 17 local councils. Governor Mai Mala Buni said the new branches would take banking services to the hinterlands.
20 mins ago
National Population Commission (NPC) has engaged no fewer than 1,490 ad hoc facilitators, including physically-challenged persons, to conduct 2023 Population and Housing Census in Delta State.
Buhari
26 mins ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on vigilantes at Yargoje forest in Jibia Local Council of Katsina State, where many lives were lost. The insurgents had ambushed a convoy of vigilantes as they went to recover stolen cows.
32 mins ago
Founder/Creative Director of Apollo Endeavor, Oladapo Adewumi, will join other panellists at AfricaNXT to discuss how African content creators can tap into the $100 billion global creator economy.
39 mins ago
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in a statement, yesterday, disclosed that following intelligence report at its disposal, there are plans to attack the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,..
49 mins ago
Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has commended Ibironke Adeagbo Foundation (IA-Foundation) for reducing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria’s economic capital.
1 hour ago
Residents of Gwaram in Misau local council of Bauchi State have pleaded with the government to complete the abandoned Hardawa-Gwaram-Akuyam road that was awarded about 19 years ago during the government of Adamu Muazu.

Sports

1 hour ago
The Nigeria Mixed Martial Arts Federation (NMMAF) has said official recognition of the sport by the Ministry of Sports will spur the federation’s efforts to unearth and develop young talents from the grassroots.
1 hour ago
Gombe United at the weekend halted Bendel Insurance’s 100 per cent start to the season, holding the Group A leaders to a goalless draw in a Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday six game.
1 hour ago
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday night won the Sportsville Governor of the Year Award in recognition of the state’s performance in sports in the last three years of his administration.
1 day ago
Real Madrid's hopes of retaining La Liga were dented Sunday as the champions fell 1-0 at Real Mallorca, to remain five points behind leaders Barcelona.
1 day ago
As part of his long term plans to develop long distance running in Nigeria to world class standard, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the first national cross country championship to be organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will hold on February 18 in Jos, the capital…
1 day ago
Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia were again the stars of the show for Napoli as the Serie A leaders won 3-0 at Spezia to extend their advantage to a whopping 16 points.

Latest

3 mins ago
The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chief Tony Ojukwu, has stated that elections are essential in creating enabling environment for the fulfilment of human rights.
3 mins ago
Six people have been killed by gunmen at Arimogija and Molege communities in Ose Local Council of Ondo State. The victims of the attack, which was said to have gone on for about two weeks in the area, were said to be farmers and traders. Houses, cars, as well as motorcycles were set ablaze during the attack.
3 mins ago
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, urged Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “take urgent measures and make the new currency available and accessible to the public.”
5 mins ago
North Central Youth Stakeholders Forum (NCYSF) has flayed presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, for opposing extension of submission of old naira notes.

Editorial

1 day ago
The recent report of 123 cases of diphtheria infections and 38 deaths in Nigeria spread across four states is alarming, given that it is a vaccine-preventable disease. These cases are too many and suggest that Nigeria has not achieved full immunisation coverage for diphtheria.

Features

35 mins ago
A Professor of Food Technology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Kolawole Falade has said that transformational implementations with strong institutional frameworks and backings from relevant local, regional and global agencies are essential to resolve the food security challenges in Nigeria.

Stories of The Week

1 Feb
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arrested 63-year-old Suleiman Gbajabiamila.
28 Jan
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.
31 Jan
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele has allayed the fears that the old naira notes would no longer be tenable after the expiration of the February 10 deadline for the naira swap policy. Speaking when he appeared before the Mr Ado Doguwa-led House of Representatives adhoc committee on the…
28 Jan
*** Ebonyi Party’s chairman suspended indefinitely In what might be termed as a gradual crackdown of forces against the Iyorchia Ayu leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Party's National Working Committee (NWC) rose from an emergency meeting in Abuja on Friday and placed the chairman of its Ebonyi state chapter, Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor,…

Business

5 mins ago
Sterling One Foundation has partnered the United Nations Development `Programme (UNDP) to host financial institutions for a discourse on the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP). The event, which had over 15 different organisations in attendance, focused on ways each of the participating organisations could be a part of this youth empowerment partnership initiative between the…
1 hour ago
Interswitch Group, one of Africa’s leading financial technology and integrated payments solution providers, has announced receipt of a payments service holding company (PSHC) licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
1 hour ago
Despite election fears and other economic challenges confronting the nation's economy, the anticipation of improved corporate earnings and accompanying dividend declarations lifted investors’ fortune by 2.95 per cent.

Columnists

8 mins ago
Last week, I started a series of sharing papers delivered at the General Meeting Interactive Session of the International Real Estate Federation of Nigeria held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
1 hour ago
The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended created three sets of courts in Nigeria to obtain justice. These courts are the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. In the hierarchy of courts, the Supreme Court is the highest in the land.
1 hour ago
At the normative level, there is negative correlation between an increase in the nominal anchor, popularly called Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) and equity prices in the stock market. When there is an increase in the MPR, speculators hit the panic button, dump their shares and move the money to the market to take advantage of…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
You have got you nails done for the new year. It wasn’t in the spirit of "new year, new me". Far from it. It was a product of sheer curiosity. Your best friend gets the most amazing nail designs and after a long drought of intense longing, you took the plunge and decided to get…
1 day ago
The best thing about these cakes is that they can also be made into half cakes. Ingredients ● Favorite cake recipe or mix ● Lemon Yellow Icing Colour, 1oz ● Creamy White Decorator Icing, 4 Ib Tb ● Black Icing Colour, 1oz ● Golden Yellow Icing Colour, 1oz ● Christmas Red Icing Colour, 1oz ●…
1 day ago
Food, food, food... we all love food. Food permeates into our culture and way of life. Aside from the usual communication with food, which begins with the eyes, nose, mouth and stomach, it is textualised into art to the point foods are housed as art forms in museums.​ Food museums are institutions that showcase the…
1 day ago
Dike Chukwumerije is a famed poet and writer who uses the stage to present his art in spoken words. Being one of Nigeria’s prolific performance poets, his public remarks and poems have inspired discussions about nationalism and identity across the nation. He speaks with Guardian Life about life and work. Kindly tell us about yourself…

Guardian TV

1 day ago
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1 day ago
Shine bright at AFRICANXT 2023! The Guardian will also be hosting a session. Network with top innovators, attend workshops, and more 🚀
1 day ago
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has placed Nigeria at high risk of Lassa fever transmission. According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director General for the centre, he says if the trajectory of increased cases continues, Nigeria may record its largest outbreak this year.
2 days ago
Battery electric vehicles have climbed to a record share of new car sales in the EU, albeit still a modest 12.1%. In the last quarter, alternatively-powered vehicles outsold petrol and diesel for the first time.