Tuesday, 25th January 2022
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3 days ago
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, expressed condolences to the family of the five-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar, whose body was discovered in a shallow grave
3 days ago
The Rivers State government has taken over the prosecution of Chidiebere Okoroafor, a pastor of a new generation in Oyigbo local council of the state, who allegedly murdered
3 days ago
“Happy New Year’’ “Happy New Year my guy, 2022 has started on a good note” “Really? How?” “Well, if the exploits of the Super Eagles at the ongoing African Cup of Nations is anything to go by, it is a sign of glad tidings” “Hahaha, you have started again. What kind of superstitious belief is…
3 days ago
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers Third Round draw will be conducted today in Douala, Cameroon. The draw will start at 16:00 local time (15:00 GMT, 17:00 CAT)...
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The Lagos State Police Command has restored normalcy in Lagos Island area of the state after rival groups of hoodlums clashed and disrupted activities.
3 days ago
A number of diseases peak during the dry season – usually between October and May– because the season comes with high temperatures and low humidity
Breaking News:
18 hours ago
With all things considered, the Federal Government, yesterday, soft-pedalled on its initial plan to remove subsidy on petrol, setting aside its much-trumpeted Petroleum Industry Act...
18 hours ago
At Egypt 2019 AFCON, many football-loving Nigerians put the blame for Super Eagles defeat to Algeria in the semifinals on the shoulders of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.
19 hours ago
national Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), Dr. Umar Buba Bindir, disclosed this, yesterday, at the opening of a result-based monitoring
18 hours ago
Although the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has remained a loss-making entity for decades, the Chief Executive Officer, Mele Kyari, said the company
17 hours ago
Chairman of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Technical Committee, Raymond Dokpesi, yesterday, said the South East should wait for another five years till 2027 to produce the president of Nigeria.

News

1 hour ago
A second round of voting for Italy's new president failed to produce a winner on Tuesday, prolonging the uncertainty over the future of Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his government.
6 hours ago
Owners of Olashore International School (OIS), a private boarding secondary school in Iloko-Ijesha, Osun State, have set up a panel to look into an alleged sexual assault claim by an ex-student Obiamaka Azubuike. Azubuike was a student of the school between 2004 and 2008. In a letter she published on social media in December 2021,…
6 hours ago
Lagos State Government on Tuesday suspended the operations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the Idumota area of Lagos Island following the deadly clash recorded in the area. Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, announced their suspension. The suspension was announced after the arrest of two of its…
8 hours ago
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed March 31 for judgment in the 9.8 million dollars fraud charge filed against Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after counsel to the EFCC, Farouk Abdullah, and the defence lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, adopted their…
Nigeria President
9 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the removal of fuel subsidy until further notice. The government said the suspension of the plans to remove the subsidy followed consultations with stakeholders and was in line with the current economic realities in the country. The removal of subsidy on petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) was earlier…
Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya
9 hours ago
Former secretary to the Lagos State Government, Princess Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya is dead. She died early Tuesday, 25 January 2022 after a brief illness. Adenrele was one of the leaders of the Lagos4Lagos Movement whose members recently defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling All Progressives Congress. Adeniran-Ogunsanya was the Lagos SSG during…
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A German woman who moved to Syria as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State group went on trial on Tuesday accused of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity. Leonora Messing, now aged 22, is in the dock in the eastern German city of Halle on suspicion that she and her IS husband enslaved a…
9 hours ago
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has topped the 2022 list of Africa's richest persons for the 11th year in a row, Forbes magazine said in a report. Dangote's wealth jumped from $12.1 billion last year to an estimated $13.9 billion. Forbes attributed the growth to a 30% increase in the stock price of Dangote Cement, his…
10 hours ago
Nigeria has dropped five places in the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) index, according to Transparency International (TI). Nigeria scored 24 out of 100 points in the 2021 index. Nigeria's current 154 ranking out of 180 countries in the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index is a drop of 149 in the 2020 index. https://twitter.com/TransparencITng/status/1485901649205993472 The CPI…

Sports

38 mins ago
Achraf Hakimi scored a brilliant free-kick to send Morocco through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-1 win over Malawi on Tuesday.
2 hours ago
Watford appointed former England boss Roy Hodgson as their third manager of the season on Tuesday following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.
3 hours ago
Liverpool star Sadio Mane ended a 243-minute Senegal goal drought by scoring in a 2-0 win over nine-man Cape Verde in a fiery Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash in Bafoussam on Tuesday.
8 hours ago
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has tested positive for Covid-19, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday. Oblak "has tested positive for COVID-19," Atletico said in a brief statement. "Our goalkeeper remains isolated, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities," the club added. Oblak’s positive test has come during a break in the La…
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Online sports betting and casino gambling has been growing by leaps and bounds with every passing year. While physical casinos may be limited within a country due to national and local regulations, the vast number of online casinos and gambling sites are readily accessible to punters in most countries. Do Your Research It is important…
18 hours ago
Nigeria’s exit from the ongoing Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after losing 0-1 to Tunisia in the Round of 16, according to sources, has dashed Eguavoen’s hopes of keeping the job permanently...

Latest

38 mins ago
Achraf Hakimi scored a brilliant free-kick to send Morocco through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-1 win over Malawi on Tuesday.
1 hour ago
A second round of voting for Italy's new president failed to produce a winner on Tuesday, prolonging the uncertainty over the future of Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his government.
2 hours ago
Watford appointed former England boss Roy Hodgson as their third manager of the season on Tuesday following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.
3 hours ago
Liverpool star Sadio Mane ended a 243-minute Senegal goal drought by scoring in a 2-0 win over nine-man Cape Verde in a fiery Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash in Bafoussam on Tuesday.

Editorial

19 hours ago
Nothing could have demonstrated the travesty of justice commonly attributed to the justice system in the country better than the reported case of 19 persons arrested,

Features

8 hours ago
Pfizer and BioNTech have begun enrollment for a clinical trial to test the safety and immune response of their Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine in adults aged up to 55, the companies said in a statement Tuesday. Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla has previously said that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of…

Editor's Pick

18 hours ago
Amid dangers associated with ‘hanging on buses’ along the major highways, Lagos officials have cautioned those engaging in the practice to put a stop to it, as traffic law prohibiting
19 hours ago
As Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry continues to gasp over growing financial illiquidity, the Federal Government may spend about N40 billion to reduce outstanding electricity
19 hours ago
From BudgIT Foundation came a revelation that the Nigerian extractive industry has functioned as a pander used to cushion the needs of very few highly placed in the society.
19 hours ago
Bauchi Emirate Council has suspended the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, from being Jakadan Bauchi and accused him of sponsoring violence in Bogoro

Business

18 hours ago
The European Union (EU) has disclosed its commitment towards extending the Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) programme, enabling it to continue to deploy
19 hours ago
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,”
19 hours ago
After days of some upward movement, the bears upstaged the bulls yesterday, following renewed profit taking embarked upon by investors on the Nigerian Exchange Limited

Columnists

18 hours ago
Mandatory COVID vaccination, if I may reiterate for the umpteenth time, is illegal. Mandatory COVID restrictions are also illegal.
19 hours ago
These reports usually offer an overall, judgment about whether an election was free and fair, which is not necessarily immune to politicization because of the stakes that may be involved.
19 hours ago
We have no way of knowing whether or not Mr Novak Djokovic, Serbia’s global tennis talisman would have won the Australian Open this year. If he did he would

Guardian Life

5 hours ago
There are two kinds of people during harmattan; the kind that breaks out and the kind that glow. Only one thing sets these two groups apart; hydration. It’s that time of the year when you don’t have to worry about sweat! That takes a huge problem off the hands of millions of Nigerians, except that…
7 hours ago
Kanye 'Ye' West has called out Netflix, requesting that he does final edits on his Netflix docuseries before it's presented to the masses. Taking to Instagram on Friday, Ye wrote that he would like to ensure all T's are crossed and I's dotted before he green lights the three-part series Jeen-Yuhs. "I'm going to say this…
8 hours ago
Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” has joined the one billion views club on YouTube. The 1983 smash single was from Lauper’s debut album “She’s So Unusual”  and has risen to become her first clip to cross the billion line 13 years after its debut.  “A lot of people don’t realize this, but…
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Stella Damasus has revealed on her Instagram page that her mother has passed on. The 43-year-old actress just celebrated the 11th anniversary of her father’s death in January 2021.  The actress who announced her mother’s death shared a  picture of her mother with a caption that read “This is not goodbye, it’s TILL WE MEET…

Guardian TV

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Africa's biggest football tournament is on in Cameroon and Rwanda's Salima Rhadia Mukansanga is the first woman to referee a match at the AFCON tournament. Salima took charge of the Zimbabwe vs Guinea game on January 21 and managed the men with grace and firmness.
3 hours ago
Africa's biggest football tournament is on in Cameroon and Rwanda's Salima Rhadia Mukansanga is the first woman to referee a match at the AFCON tournament. Salima took charge of the Zimbabwe vs Guinea game on January 21 and managed the men with grace and firmness.
9 hours ago
The bulk of the victims did not die under the exploding shells. Most were hauled from canals into which they jumped or were driven - some still in their cars - by the huge crowds fleeing the shrapnel descending from the sky. Full video: January 27
10 hours ago
On a site visit over the weekend, President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina described the Dangote oil refinery and petrochemical plant projects as game-changing and will give the continent the needed development.