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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:
16 hours ago
Nigerians may need to adjust their expectations ahead of possible removal of subsidy as the rising price of crude oil may push Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, to N403 per litre.

16 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted the attempt by terrorists on his life in 2014, when he was travelling from Kaduna to Katsina, his hometown.
16 hours ago
Nigerian international travellers, among others, were yesterday stranded as some foreign airlines withdrew flight services into the United States, citing safety concerns over 5G rollout.
16 hours ago
Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has blamed the police for foiling the proposed partnership that was aimed at securing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
16 hours ago
A former staff of Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owerri, Francis Chukwura, has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for alleged involvement in ritual killing.

News

49 mins ago
Sudanese anti-coup protesters held a "day for the martyrs" Friday, gathering outside the homes of some of those killed in a bloody crackdown on demonstrations since
1 hour ago
At least 70 people were killed in an airstrike on prison and at least three children died in a separate bombardment as Yemen's long-running conflict suffered
2 hours ago
US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to "push back" against China and condemned North Korea's spate of missile tests, while Biden underlined US
3 hours ago
Omicron is now the dominant Covid-19 variant circulating in the European Union and European Economic Area (EAA), the bloc's health agency said on Friday.
4 hours ago
Senator Orji Kalu, the Senate's Chief Whip, said he decided to run for the office of president after leaders from the six geopolitical zones approached him. This comes after he revealed that he had previously told other presidential candidates, including former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, former Senate President Pius Anyim, and Ebonyi State Governor…
5 hours ago
Mali held a state ceremony on Friday for former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted in a 2020 coup and died last week.
7 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he was ready to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow in a bid to ease soaring tensions over Ukraine.
7 hours ago
Kano State Government has ordered the immediate closure of a private school, Noble Kids Academy, in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state, where Hanifa Abubakar was murdered. Hanifa, a five-year-old pupil, was reportedly killed and buried by her abductors who were led by her teacher Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko. The state police said Abdulmalik confessed…
7 hours ago
The Taliban killed eight resistance fighters from a national opposition group in a firefight in the north of Afghanistan, police said on Friday.

Sports

5 hours ago
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday he hopes France defenders Lucas Hernandez and Dayot Upamecano will start this weekend's match at Hertha Berlin with the pair poised to return after contracting coronavirus.
5 hours ago
Manchester United's Victor Lindelof will miss Saturday's match against West Ham after his wife and children were forced to hide during a "traumatic" break-in at their home while he was playing in midweek.
8 hours ago
Having scored a record 41 goals in just 29 league games last season, Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski aims to stay injury-free in order to better his own Bundesliga milestone this campaign.
8 hours ago
Defending champion Naomi Osaka was stunned Friday by unseeded Amanda Anisimova in the Australian Open, the American setting up a fourth-round clash with world number one Ashleigh Barty.
9 hours ago
The Nigeria Football Federation is considering the possibility of appointing Augustine Eguavoen the permanent coach of the Super Eagles. Former Nigeria international Eguavoen was named to the post last month in an interim capacity after the NFF sacked former coach Gernot Rohr. The NFF later appointed Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of…
9 hours ago
Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini fought off exciting Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz and the effects of a heavy tumble to win a fifth-set tiebreaker and advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

Latest

49 mins ago
Sudanese anti-coup protesters held a "day for the martyrs" Friday, gathering outside the homes of some of those killed in a bloody crackdown on demonstrations since
1 hour ago
At least 70 people were killed in an airstrike on prison and at least three children died in a separate bombardment as Yemen's long-running conflict suffered
2 hours ago
US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to "push back" against China and condemned North Korea's spate of missile tests, while Biden underlined US
3 hours ago
Omicron is now the dominant Covid-19 variant circulating in the European Union and European Economic Area (EAA), the bloc's health agency said on Friday.

Editorial

17 hours ago
Even if Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan had not been drawn directly into the murky and tricky cauldron of national politics, he would still stand as an important figure in the history of Nigeria.

Features

16 hours ago
They are youths whose souls appeared to have been sold to Mephistopheles. These are youths who have become scribes and clergies in the cathedral of Beelzebub; cathedral of materialism; a cathedral where ‘libations’ of blood...

Editor's Pick

4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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

16 hours ago
The President of the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Greg Ogbeifun, has revealed that unfavourable trade policies and obsolete tax laws were the major setbacks to the Federal Government's bid to establish a national shipping carrier in partnership with foreign private investors.
16 hours ago
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said it would give priority to the taxation of the digital economy this year. It added that it would deploy technological tools in assessing entities that fall...
16 hours ago
The dominance of the bulls continued unabated for the third consecutive session, yesterday, as almost all the blue chip stocks recorded price appreciation, resulting in a further rise in market capitalisation by N248 billion.

Columnists

16 hours ago
General Olusegun Obasanjo who has been a long-standing Chief of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State needs no introduction. He is too well known to us here to be introduced.
17 hours ago
With a fortnight gone from this year 2022, it’s time to ruminate on Nigeria’s expectations from its’ power sector. Insecurity in Nigeria is still very high.
17 hours ago
The new year is here, it is my prayer that 2022 will be a profitable year for all individuals, businesses, and households.

Guardian Life

5 hours ago
Martha Stewart has disclosed that she broke up with actor Anthony Hopkins Stewart broke up over one of his most notable movie roles. Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, Stewart played a version of the game of "Two Truths and a Lie" called "Where's The Lie, Martha?" While playing the game, she revealed the…
6 hours ago
2Baba brings smiles to the faces of fans as the season of love draws closer with the release of his Smile music video.  Smile is a song of promise, as the lyrics are a vow of love to a lover, promising to do all that will keep her smiling. In the video, 2Baba and his…
7 hours ago
FAST-rising Afro-fusion chanteuse, Charlotte Fenna, is set to extend her blooming discography with a sophomore extended playlist (EP), dubbed Icy Rain. With the 27-year-old singer set to drop the 5-track project in February, anticipation is rife on whether Charlotte would maintain her stellar sound fusion, and witty song writing that colours her discography. However, the singer…
7 hours ago
Grammy-award winning singer Adele has announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency, scheduled to begin on Friday. Adele made this announcement in an emotional video she shared on Instagram apologizing to her fans for rescheduling the concert dates as her team has been "up against so much." Adele said tearfully, "Hi, listen, I'm so…

Guardian TV

8 hours ago
There are major factors involved when it comes to where to reside in Nigeria. From employment opportunities, cost of living, transportation, and a host of others. The two top cities that come to mind are Lagos and Abuja. GuardianTV went on to the street of Lagos and Abuja to ask Nigerian's to chose a N400,000 job in Lagos or a N300,000 job in Abuja?
8 hours ago
There are major factors involved when it comes to where to reside in Nigeria. From employment opportunities, cost of living, transportation, and a host of others. The two top cities that come to mind are Lagos and Abuja. GuardianTV went on to the street of Lagos and Abuja to ask Nigerian's to chose a N400,000 job in Lagos or a N300,000 job in Abuja?
11 hours ago
A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday. A large rush of people at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia has left at least 29 people dead overnight into Thursday, according to authorities.
14 hours ago
Boris Johnson announces in the House of Commons on Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 that all Covid measures introduced to combat the Omicron variant – compulsory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, guidance to work from home and vaccine certificates – will end from 00:01 27 January.