Tuesday, 21st March 2023
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In the News:
14 hours ago
Chelsea are reportedly willing to offer Christian Pulisic to Napoli in exchange for Victor Osimhen in an audacious player-plus-cash transfer, writes talksport.com.
14 hours ago
Following losses in Stanbic IBTC and 13 other stocks, the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) reopened on a downward note yesterday, causing the All-share index to depreciate further by 0.05 per cent.
14 hours ago
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State has described the governorship election result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an outrageous rigging and robbery of people’s mandate.
14 hours ago
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resumed 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration.
14 hours ago
Suspected cultists in Diobu, Port Harcourt City Local Council, yesterday, shot the mother of a former Councillor of the council, known as Endurance, over non-payment of money allocated to them for election.
14 hours ago
The BBC has urged its employees to delete the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok from their work-related mobile devices.
Breaking News:
13 hours ago
Following the dissatisfaction of some electorate in the management of the governorship and state assembly elections, protests rocked some states, yesterday, against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
14 hours ago
Out-of-job Nigerians cashed out N207.91 billion being the 25 per cent unemployment pension benefits from their retirement savings account (RSAs) in the second half of last year alone.
14 hours ago
The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) may clash with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following the ‘sack’ of Super Eagles’ assistant coaches, Finidi George and goalkeepers’ trainer, Ike Shorunmu.
14 hours ago
An unidentified number of political thugs celebrating the victory of New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) in the just-concluded governorship election, yesterday, attacked and ransacked the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano.
14 hours ago
Hopes that a governor-elect will emerge in Enugu State from Saturday’s election was dashed, yesterday, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced suspension of collation of results, following a petition by the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Chijioke Edeoga.

News

54 mins ago
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has rejected the result validating the election of the New Nigerian People’s Party’s (NNPP) Abba Yusuf as governor-elect.
1 hour ago
The United States Consulate in Nigeria has said it will place visa restrictions on Nigerians responsible for election violence that undermined the democratic process during Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections. The Consulate disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, stating that it is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violence, voter intimidation, and…
1 hour ago
Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun on Tuesday said that the state will soon enact disability law to cater for the needs of people living with disabilities. Adeleke said this during the distribution of support materials to people with disabilities in Osogbo. The governor said his administration would review the legal framework as it affects the…
2 hours ago
Constitution amendment bills on power to summon presidents and governors suffered another major setback as President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld his assent. Buhari's withholding of presidential assent to the Constitution alteration bill and 18 others became a source of concern to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the Senate, Tuesday.…
2 hours ago
The United States on Tuesday inaugurated its first permanent army base in Poland, which the ambassador to Warsaw said was a sign of NATO unity in the face of Russian aggression. More than 10,000 US soldiers are currently stationed in Poland, which has become the main transit country for international aid and equipment to neighbour…
2 hours ago
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew said Tuesday that US user numbers had soared to 150 million -- almost half the total population -- as he prepared to fight at US Congress for the Chinese-owned site's future. Chew will give testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday where he is set to face a…
2 hours ago
Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday said the Islamic republic is not "upset" with European nations and is ready to work with them if they do not "blindly follow US policies". Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a speech marking the Persian New Year, accused the United States and some European countries of being behind women-led Iranian protests…
2 hours ago
More than 400 rebels in Chad were handed life sentences on Tuesday following the death of former ruler Idriss Deby Itno, who was killed in 2021, a public prosecutor told AFP. After a mass trial, they were sentenced for "acts of terrorism, mercenarism, recruitment of child soldiers and assaulting the head of state," said Mahamat…
2 hours ago
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has voted to increase the benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 18. percent. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele said this while reading the communiqué of the second Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Tuesday. He said the committee also pegged the liquidity ratio at thirty percent. Emefiele said the…

Sports

3 hours ago
Former Nigerian captain, Augustine "Jay Jay" Okocha has backed compatriot, Victor Osimhen, to shine in the English Premier League should he leave Napoli. "Osimhen has done really well, he is having a great season and I think he deserves all the praises that he is getting. I think the ultimate for him is to play…
5 hours ago
Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli was sacked as coach of struggling Sevilla on Tuesday, with the club just off the relegation zone. "Sevilla FC have today relieved Jorge Sampaoli of his duties," the club said in a statement. "Following the defeat at Getafe, which leaves the side just above the relegation zone, the club have decided to…
14 hours ago
President of Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), Khaled El-Salhy, has commended Quadri Aruna for his exploits at the just-ended World Table Tennis (WTT) Singapore Smash.
15 hours ago
The first edition of the JGM Residential Maintenance Services Ltd U16 and U19 National Squash Tournament billed for the Recreation Club Ibadan (1902) is to commence April 12 and end on April 15. This is according to the Managing Director of the residential services company based in the UK, Niyi Oyewumi who confirmed to our…
1 day ago
Super Eagles’ assistant coaches, Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu, have been allegedly dropped by Technical Adviser, Jose Peseiro, ahead of the national team’s 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifying games against Guinea Bissau on March 24 at the MKO Stadium, Abuja.
1 day ago
Reigning King of the Pitch and Queen of the Pitch, Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala, respectively, are in with excellent chances of retaining their awards at the ninth Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony...

Latest

17 mins ago
© Pacifique Akilimali/Maryam Abu Hassan – Poet Pacifique Akilimali of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigerian peace activist and poet Maryam Abu Hassan. New York, USA, 21 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/“Across identities and differences…  over countries and continents… it is not hard to choose peace.” These lines are from a new poem created to…
54 mins ago
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has rejected the result validating the election of the New Nigerian People’s Party’s (NNPP) Abba Yusuf as governor-elect.
1 hour ago
The United States Consulate in Nigeria has said it will place visa restrictions on Nigerians responsible for election violence that undermined the democratic process during Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections. The Consulate disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, stating that it is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violence, voter intimidation, and…
1 hour ago
Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun on Tuesday said that the state will soon enact disability law to cater for the needs of people living with disabilities. Adeleke said this during the distribution of support materials to people with disabilities in Osogbo. The governor said his administration would review the legal framework as it affects the…

Editorial

14 hours ago
If the current relationship between the judiciary and the populace is largely frosty, as many Nigerians are inclined to hold, the reason may be due to the conflicting and often seemingly illogical decisions emanating from the courtrooms, particularly on electoral and political matters.

Features

14 hours ago
Legal experts at a public lecture in honour of a legal egghead, Alhaji Femi Okunnu (SAN), have identified flaws associated with the Land Use Act (LUA), enacted 45 years ago, which they attributed to bad draftsmanship, among other factors

Editor's Pick

14 hours ago
Trade Unions in the aviation industry have filed a suit before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) against the Minister of Aviation and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), over alleged concession of airports.
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Commercial activities in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State were yesterday grounded, following sporadic shooting between soldiers and suspected hoodlums allegedly brought into the state by politicians.
14 hours ago
The governorship election in Kebbi State has been declared inconclusive.
14 hours ago
An unidentified number of political thugs celebrating the victory of New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) in the just-concluded governorship election, yesterday, attacked and ransacked the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano.

Business

14 hours ago
Parlous infrastructure, foreign exchange (forex) shortages, multiple taxation, among others have been linked to rising cases of firms being delisted from the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), especially in the manufacturing sector as investors...
14 hours ago
A new report from African International Trade & Commerce has identified Nigerian-grown ginger and shea butter as potential Geographical Indications (GIs) products, which could immensely contribute towards realising the federal government’s diversification objectives.
14 hours ago
A Director of Patrons MCAA, an art advisory and dealership firm, Keturah Ovio, says Nigeria requires huge private and public investments to drive the local arts market.

Columnists

14 hours ago
I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on breasting the tape of the presidential poll as the gold medalist. It was such a laborious, witty and windy walk to Aso Rock, the rock of power and abode of the powerful.
14 hours ago
It was the usual jocularly greeting and exchange of banters with this my friend (name withheld) recently; followed with “O, boy, hope you are seeing the political campaigns and issues in our country?” It was meant both as a question and an open ended comment.
14 hours ago
Last Friday a very important event took place which many people may not have noticed because of their feverish preparation for the election of State Governors and State Houses of Assembly members which was to take place the next day.

Guardian Life

2 hours ago
The Chemistry between K-pop artistes and their fans leaves both non-kpop stans and even K-pop stans awed. While the concept of "fandom" is not explicit to K-pop idols, it is undeniable that K-pop has advanced the art of fandoms. Through Album sales, song streams and music video views, Photocards and merch, publicity and promotion, K-pop…
3 hours ago
Three men were found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday in the 2018 killing of star rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot outside a South Florida motorcycle shop while being robbed of $50,000.. The artist, whose true name was Jahseh Onfroy, was 20 years old when he was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, close to Miami, in…
4 hours ago
Davido has teased fans about his next album "Timeless". The singer who has been away for a while after the death of his son wrote in a tweet that, "There is a time for everything. A time to Grieve and a time to Heal. A time to Laugh and a time to Dance. A time…
5 hours ago
There are several natural remedies that can help to reduce body odour by targeting the bacteria that causes it. Here are some examples: Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that can help to eliminate the bacteria that cause body odour. It works by creating an acidic environment that is inhospitable to these…

Guardian TV

4 hours ago
How did Real Madrid suffer defeat against Barcelona who were defeated by the same United side that Liverpool humbled 7-0? It is football and we're here to review all of its weekend action for you.
4 hours ago
How did Real Madrid suffer defeat against Barcelona who were defeated by the same United side that Liverpool humbled 7-0? It is football and we're here to review all of its weekend action for you.
12 hours ago
It's been almost a year since the fire incident that razed millions of goods in over 500 shops and led to the immediate closure of Apongbon Bridge in Lagos. Almost a year later, this very important bridge has remained closed. But how are road users who take this route coping?
1 day ago
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