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In the News:
1 day ago
Justice Augustine Odokwo of an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene, has sentenced a 31-year-old man to death for kidnapping a four-year-old boy, who has not been found till date.
1 day ago
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he wants to bring former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger back to the club in some capacity and has already spoken to him about a possible return.
1 day ago
The Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Garba Umar, has been elected Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal
1 day ago
Importers and freight forwarders groan over multiple charges and extortions following the government's new policies on clearing imported vehicles.
1 day ago
The inability of licensees in the telecommunications sector to pay their respective levies, including staff salaries has become a source of worry to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
1 day ago
Federal Government, yesterday, announced its resolve to apply stiffer sanctions against oil companies linked to spillage in the country.
Breaking News:
1 day ago
Bothered by intractable security problems all over the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, for the umpteenth time, gave marching orders to the security chiefs to go after insurgents, bandits and terrorists...
1 day ago
As the world slowly pulls out of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic with increased vaccination, South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers, which is worse than the Delta variant...
1 day ago
Governor Willie Obiano has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will be relocating to his United States base when he leaves office next March...
1 day ago
Injured Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen, has been discharged from the Ruesch Clinic in Milan, where he underwent facial reconstruction after suffering multiple fractures...
1 day ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, said only 27 per cent of African health workers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

News

7 mins ago
The Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) has said that vaccination is the best weapon and strategy with which to fight against COVID-19, urging Nigerians to take the vaccines “as they have all been proven to be very safe.”
17 mins ago
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said Nigeria needed to deepen value addition to aid job creation and growth of the commodities market.
18 mins ago
The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday dismissed an appeal by the embattled former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, challenging the forfeiture of her $40 million worth of jewellery to the Federal Government.
26 mins ago
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has said that Nigeria and other members of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTA) stand to gain immensely from the agreement in the area of employment, wealth generation
26 mins ago
Efforts to cap the leaking wellhead in the Santa Barbara South field in Nembe have received a boost with the deployment of heavy equipment, including two 1000 metric tonnes (mt) ramps...
26 mins ago
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, has said that the establishment of the Fire Assay laboratory in Nigeria will drive the mining sector.
26 mins ago
Graduates with Higher National Diploma (HND) certificates have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give his assent to the bill seeking to abolish the dichotomy between Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Higher National Diploma ...
27 mins ago
The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, has tasked graduating students of the institution to be COVID-19 vaccine’s ambassadors in support of fight against the pandemic.
35 mins ago
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday, identified Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) swaps and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) e-payment frauds as some of the cyber threats confronting the telecom industry.

Sports

21 mins ago
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says Ben Chilwell could return to action in just six weeks after the England defender suffered a worrying knee injury that prompted fears he could miss the rest of the season.
28 mins ago
The matter of Gernot Rohr, the German coach of Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, must have been finally rested. Most Nigerians are in an unwritten agreement that the man must just go.
56 mins ago
Seun Ogunsakin defeated Marvelous Timibra 9-0 yesterday to move into the final of the Boys 14 category at the SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship holding in Port Harcourt.
1 hour ago
The on-going Davis Cup Finals has again been hit with more problems, as players and coaches are at war with the new owners of the tournament, ex-Barcelona football star, Gerard Pique’s Kosmos Tennis.
1 hour ago
Barely two weeks after forcing the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier in Lagos, Cape Verde, yesterday caused a major upset in the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier campaign...
1 day ago
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Ralf Rangnick's expected arrival at arch-rivals Manchester United is "not good news for other teams" due to his vast experience and ability to organise teams.

Latest

6 mins ago
Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FunmiAyinkeNigeria Ltd., a multi-faceted engineering outfit certified by the Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria...
7 mins ago
The Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) has said that vaccination is the best weapon and strategy with which to fight against COVID-19, urging Nigerians to take the vaccines “as they have all been proven to be very safe.”
12 mins ago
It was nearly 9:00 p.m. and the screams nearly threw one off the seat. In a flash, the entire auditorium was agog with excitement as the Rexxie-produced groove anthem, Ko Por Ke, rented the air.
17 mins ago
Fast-Rising singer, Alexander Iwuchukwu, professionally known as Zy Miami, has revealed that her recent debut on the red carpet of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has spurred her to achieve new heights in her career.

Editorial

1 day ago
A price increase of about 30 per cent announced lately on electricity meters countrywide is not the best thing that can happen to the power sector which is already characterised by inefficiency

Features

1 day ago
Ulom Michael who is also known as Michael ASKAMAYA was recently conferred as a Doctor of Science in Hospitality Management and Corporate Governance by the European-American University Commonwealth of Dominica. Since his conferment, congratulatory messages from well-wishers, friends, family, and even staff of the Askamaya group have been showered on the business tycoon.

Stories of The Week

20 Nov
He was stark naked and walking incoherently along the presidential road, Enugu, last Tuesday afternoon. Looking at the young man who was murmuring to himself as he walked, he was not up to 25 years..
21 Nov
One year after the discovery of over one billion barrels of crude oil in the North, the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited...
1 day ago
Governor Willie Obiano has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will be relocating to his United States base when he leaves office next March...
1 day ago
On Tuesday, 17 November 2015, the Uganda government signed an agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) to borrow $207 million at two per cent upon disbursement. The loan had a maturity period of 20 years including a seven-year grace period. It has now emerged that the deal signed with the Chinese lenders virtually…

Columnists

1 day ago
The bad news is that our national economy remains stubbornly defiant. Past and present efforts to solve its inherent historical problems and cure
1 day ago
I am aware that during President Obasanjo’s tenure attempts or near attempts were made to remove some governors unconstitutionally. This essay has copiously captured what happened with Chris Ngige
1 day ago
The article, “Okpe People are Okpe People, Prof Natufe insists,” by Prof. Tony Afejuku which appeared on the opinion page of The Guardian newspaper of September 10, 2021, came as a very interesting read.

Business

1 day ago
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to support states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) implement the Nigeria COVID-19 Action, Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) programme.
1 day ago
Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) sustained a sliding profile yesterday due to losses in the shares of many blue-chip firms, especially MRS and Chams
1 day ago
Local aviation sector may not reap the full benefits of new investments and surge in passenger traffic if it continues to ignore yawning gaps in airport infrastructure.

Guardian Life

12 mins ago
It was nearly 9:00 p.m. and the screams nearly threw one off the seat. In a flash, the entire auditorium was agog with excitement as the Rexxie-produced groove anthem, Ko Por Ke, rented the air.
1 hour ago
Nigeria music superstars and self-proclaimed besties, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are set to headline two concerts slated for December 17 and 19, 2021 respectively, during the Livespot X Festival.
2 hours ago
Titled Man Pikin, the 26-part series was created and produced by Ihidero, one of the most respected TV writers and producers on the continent, and owner of PinPoint Media, a Nigerian film and media company working to industrialize content creation and distribution in Africa.
2 hours ago
Over the last three years, the scope of Nigerian Afropops music has evolved to be inclusive of every demographic within its core, leading to the rise of powerful Aftopop stars that are unconventional of the typical musical stereotypes.

Guardian TV

1 day ago
Three weeks after the Santa Barbara wellhead failed, it is still blasting water, gas and oil across Nembe in Nigeria's Delta, littering the shoreline and water with yellow-brown clumps of waste as cleanup crews and booms struggle to contain it. Santa Barbara wellhead owner Aiteo Eastern E&P, the petroleum minister and Nigeria's president have all promised that specialist workers would quickly stop the spill. But experts say the difficulties containing it are a reminder of how the once-fertile, fish-filled creeks, mangrove swamps and waterways that crisscross Nigeria's Delta became some of the most polluted areas on the planet amid decades of energy exploration.
1 day ago
Three weeks after the Santa Barbara wellhead failed, it is still blasting water, gas and oil across Nembe in Nigeria's Delta, littering the shoreline and water with yellow-brown clumps of waste as cleanup crews and booms struggle to contain it. Santa Barbara wellhead owner Aiteo Eastern E&P, the petroleum minister and Nigeria's president have all promised that specialist workers would quickly stop the spill. But experts say the difficulties containing it are a reminder of how the once-fertile, fish-filled creeks, mangrove swamps and waterways that crisscross Nigeria's Delta became some of the most polluted areas on the planet amid decades of energy exploration.
1 day ago
Seven strong African women speak out about their experiences of violence and abuse to mark the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
1 day ago
After hitting historic lows on Tuesday, Turkey's currency has recovered slightly. The lira has lost 40% of its value against the US dollar since the start of the year, amid a series of controversial interest rate cuts and double-digit inflation.