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Alao-Akala
4 days ago
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…
4 days ago
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.
4 days ago
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.
4 days ago
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.
4 days ago
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.
4 days ago
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:
10 hours ago
After eight months of decline, Nigeria’s headline inflation rate rose to 15.63 per cent in December 2021, from 15.50 per cent recorded in November. This was disclosed, yesterday, by the Statistician-General of the Federation, Simon Harry...
10 hours ago
About three years after its purchase and installation, the state-of-the-art firefighting simulator equipment is still idling away at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Kaduna State.
10 hours ago
BudgIT has urged the Federal Government, National Assembly and civil society organisations to amend and eliminate about 460 duplicated projects inserted in the 2022 budget.
10 hours ago
Super Eagles Head Coach, Augustine Owen Eguavoen, says his already-qualified team has no reason to look down on their opponents or approach the game in a carefree manner when they take to the pitch of Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua against the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau tomorrow.
10 hours ago
Commuters plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway are currently in fear of being kidnapped, following reports of several abductions on the road.

News

1 hour ago
Lagos State government, on Tuesday, introduced a daily ₦800 consolidated informal transport levy for transporters in the state. The levy is outside the union dues collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN). Lagos State finance commissioner, Dr Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this at…
1 hour ago
Senegal has seized three containers of ammunition from a Guyana-flagged cargo ship in the port of the capital Dakar, in a rare arms haul worth an estimated $5 million. In a statement seen by AFP on Tuesday, Senegal's customs agency said it had searched a ship named the Eolika when it stopped to refuel, after…
2 hours ago
Pope Francis has pledged 100,000 euros ($114,000) to help migrants blocked on the border between Poland and Belarus, the Vatican announced Tuesday. The money includes support for the Catholic charity Caritas Poland "to deal with the migration emergency on the border between the two countries", it said. Since last summer, thousands of migrants -- most…
3 hours ago
Kenya's highest court began Tuesday weighing a legal bid to revive government plans to shake up the country's political system, just months ahead of crucial elections. The Supreme Court ruling on the proposed constitutional changes, expected after three days of hearings this week, may have major consequences for the August 9 presidential and parliamentary polls.…
3 hours ago
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has asked justice minister and solicitor general Kaycee Madu to step back from ministerial duties pending the completion of an investigation. Madu was appointed in August 2020. He is stepping aside following reports he was accused of calling Edmonton’s police chief to rescind a ticket fine for using his phone while…
4 hours ago
Anchor International Care and Humanitarian Initiative has launched a zero-tolerance campaign against the use of pornography, drug abuse, child abuse, rape, sex for grades, prostitution, and youth trafficking titled "I am Forever Precious Campaign." Anchor International Care and Humanitarian Initiative is a non-governmental, non-profit, and faith-based organisation focused on children, youth, and community development. The…
5 hours ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to parliament when he claimed he did not know of his staff's plans to hold a drinks party during lockdown, his former aide Dominic Cummings has said. Johnson is already battling damaging "Partygate" allegations that he and staff attended boozy events during lockdowns and a senior civil servant is…
10 hours ago
After eight months of decline, Nigeria’s headline inflation rate rose to 15.63 per cent in December 2021, from 15.50 per cent recorded in November. This was disclosed, yesterday, by the Statistician-General of the Federation, Simon Harry...
10 hours ago
As the National Assembly resumes plenary today after the Yuletide break, governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday...

Sports

4 hours ago
In Augustine Eguavoen, Nigeria are relying on an interim appointment to lead them at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, albeit a familiar face who knows what it takes to be a continental champion. The Super Eagles face Guinea-Bissau in their final group game in Garoua on Wednesday having already secured a place in…
10 hours ago
Attacking playmakers of a team often wear the jersey No 10. In most cases, the role of offensive playmakers is to make incisive passes to wingers, seeing them through on goal or to deliver ‘killer’ crosses, as well as scoring goals themselves.
10 hours ago
The convener of the ongoing Mark D’Ball Basketball Championship for men and women, Igoche Mark, believes Nigeria-based basketballers need to play more regularly to meet up the standard of their foreign counterparts. This will help in developing the dunking game in the country.
11 hours ago
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, will add to his huge sports resume on February 12, 2022 when he joins Lagos State Governor and host of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to participate in the 2022 edition.
11 hours ago
About 50 girls from the Minawao refugee camp in the far-North of Cameroun shared a special moment with CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe. at Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua during two of the matches of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.
11 hours ago
Before the commencement of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun, former Super Eagles Skipper, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, predicted that many upsets would be recorded in the tournament.

Latest

1 hour ago
It can be a great start to your day to have a cup of coffee before you begin with your activities. Coffee contains elements known to help rejuvenate the body and keep it energised.  So, when the drowsy feeling sets-in in the morning, having a cup of coffee can help turn all that around and…
1 hour ago
Remember that one unspoken rule that plagues your mind when you have a wedding to attend and you think of a flirty white dress to impress? -Never wear white to a wedding. The most important thing any guest should focus on, even before choosing the dress’s colour, is not to upstage the bride.  According to…
1 hour ago
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicked off exactly a week ago on January 9 after a pandemic-related hiatus at the 60, 000 capacity Olembe stadium in Cameroon with spectacular festivities and the most amazing cultural performances from the West-Central African country. The tournament started in earnest after an opening by the Indomitable Lions of…
1 hour ago
Lagos State government, on Tuesday, introduced a daily ₦800 consolidated informal transport levy for transporters in the state. The levy is outside the union dues collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN). Lagos State finance commissioner, Dr Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this at…

Editorial

11 hours ago
Besides the arbitrary official exchange rate, there exist(ed) autonomous exchange rate, interbank forex rate, wholesale Dutch auction system rate, retail Dutch auction system rate, etc, all of which are/ were artificial.

Features

10 hours ago
For me, it is not that simplistic, but I think there exists a solution. The only thing is that the solution may not be as simplistic as what you can take as a matter of right.

Editor's Pick

1 day 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.
1 day 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.
1 day 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.
1 day 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

10 hours ago
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) resumed trading for the week on a downturn yesterday, as losses in 22 stocks dragged market capitalisation by N29 billion.
10 hours ago
Truckers under the aegis of the Committee of Maritime Truck Unions and Associations (COMTUA) have kicked against the introduction of the electronic call up system at the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT), describing it as an illegal collection and an act of extortion.
10 hours ago
To deliver more dividends of democracy for the people of Ondo State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has reiterated the need for the people to support government initiatives through the payment of taxes.

Columnists

11 hours ago
In the light of the extreme forces currently ravaging the cosmos, challenging, and disrupting the world moral order, killing off human beings like birds eating ants, with the ascendancy of impunity and strongarm tactics...
11 hours ago
I have read certain sections of JL Austin’s work, How to Do things with Words. I did not read that book because I qualify to be described as a bibliophile; I read that book because it was part of requirements needed to get a degree.
11 hours ago
In 1966, a similar futile plea was made for the release of Major Isaac Jasper Adaka-Boro (1938-1968). Also in 1995, another futile global plea was made for the release Chief Kenure Beeson Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995).

Guardian Life

1 hour ago
It can be a great start to your day to have a cup of coffee before you begin with your activities. Coffee contains elements known to help rejuvenate the body and keep it energised.  So, when the drowsy feeling sets-in in the morning, having a cup of coffee can help turn all that around and…
1 hour ago
Remember that one unspoken rule that plagues your mind when you have a wedding to attend and you think of a flirty white dress to impress? -Never wear white to a wedding. The most important thing any guest should focus on, even before choosing the dress’s colour, is not to upstage the bride.  According to…
1 hour ago
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicked off exactly a week ago on January 9 after a pandemic-related hiatus at the 60, 000 capacity Olembe stadium in Cameroon with spectacular festivities and the most amazing cultural performances from the West-Central African country. The tournament started in earnest after an opening by the Indomitable Lions of…
2 hours ago
Betty White's assistant Kiersten Mikelas has shared one of the last photos of the singer taken to mark the singer's posthumous birthday. Taking to White's officialk Facebook page on Monday, Mikelas shared the photo taken on Dec. 20. Kiersten Mikelas wrote "On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty. It was…

Guardian TV

52 mins ago
Boris Johnson has insisted he believed a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown would be a “work event” after being accused of lying to Parliament by Dominic Cummings. The PM was speaking at the Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London.
52 mins ago
Boris Johnson has insisted he believed a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown would be a “work event” after being accused of lying to Parliament by Dominic Cummings. The PM was speaking at the Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London.
8 hours ago
E-commerce giant Amazon will continue to accept UK-issued visa credit cards on its British website. The company emailed customers on Monday with the update. Back in November, the retail giant took the controversial step, saying it would ban the use of Visa credit cards because of high transaction fees. Since Brexit, the EU's enforced-cap on the fees charged by card issuers no longer applies in the UK.
1 day ago
The British Government will freeze the rate used to finance the BBC public corporation for the next two years and will eliminate it completely to move to a new model from of 2027.This announcement is part of the offensive that Boris Johnson's Executive is preparing to recover his popularity among the British, badly damaged by the revelation of numerous parties held in Downing Street during the pandemic despite the social restrictions in force.