Tuesday, 7th December 2021
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14 hours ago
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi, parts of Edo, Niger and Kaduna states have been thrown into darkness the following industrial action embarked upon by electricity workers.
14 hours ago
Tears flowed freely, yesterday, in Delta State when a traumatised mother of a 13- year-old girl, Mrs. Loveth Taiwo, narrated how her daughter was abducted in Warri and taken to Ghana, where she was violently raped for several weeks before being brought back home half dead.
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Nigeria's trade deficit has ballooned by over 61 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) as it rose from N1.87 trillion in the second quarter (Q2) to N3.02 trillion in the last quarter (Q3).
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The Supreme Court in Abuja, yesterday, adjourned hearing in the legal battle of former National Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, who was challenging his removal from office before the expiration of his four-year tenure.
14 hours ago
The Senate Committee on Local Content, headed by Senator Teslim Folarin, has walked out Deputy Managing Director of Daewoo Engineering and Construction Limited, Mr. Yeon Seop Jung, who appeared in place of the company’s managing director over issue bothering on adherence to local content law.
14 hours ago
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, maintained that adoption of virtual courts will boost Nigeria’s economy and its justice administration.
Breaking News:
Nigeria travel passport
6 hours ago
 The latest global passport index has ranked Nigeria 103 out of 116 countries with the most powerful international passports in the world. Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access to 45 countries of the world. The…

4 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the consideration and approval of the Senate for the Finance Bill 2021.
7 hours ago
Lagos State Police Command has arrested three students of Dowen College over the death of Sylvester Oromoni jnr. Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu disclosed that three out of the five students are already in custody. Before his death, Oromoni had named five students who he claimed attacked him in his dormitory, inflicting on him multiple…
3 hours ago
The share of global wealth of the world's richest people soared at a record pace during the Covid pandemic, a report on inequality showed Tuesday.
6 hours ago
Ahead of the new year, the BBC has named Multiple Award-winning author and Feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie amongst its list of 100 inspiring and impactful women from around the world for 2021. Adichie is listed under the "Culture and Education" category, which consists of 31 women out of the 100 chosen. Under the post designated…

News

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
1 hour ago
Mr Biodun Oyebanji, the Secretary to Ekiti State Government, has resigned his appointment, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
2 hours ago
The Nigerian Senate has called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from their Coronavirus (COVID-19) red list.
2 hours ago
President of the Ugwumba Leadership Centre for Africa and All Progressives Congress (APC), Uche Nwosu has urged the Federal Government to partner with private organizations and individuals to drive its women and youths' empowerment policies and programmes. He said such measures will eliminate observed sharp practices that have undermined the government's efforts at tackling youths…
Accident scene
2 hours ago
Many students are feared dead in the Ojodu area of Lagos State after a truck ran into them on Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened along Isheri Road, just before the Ojodu Police Station. An eyewitness said the accident which occurred at about 3:00 pm claimed the lives of over 10 students with others injured from…
2 hours ago
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday released guidelines for its “Production and Productivity” initiative, through the “100 projects for EVERY 100 days” project.
2 hours ago
President Joe Biden was to warn Vladimir Putin in a video call Tuesday against invading Ukraine, threatening painful sanctions and more US military support for Eastern Europe if the Russian leader triggers a military conflict.
3 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on his 70th birthday, joining family and friends to celebrate with the devoted public servant.
3 hours ago
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced an investigation into the utilisation of the N950 million Coronavirus (COVID-19) Intervention Fund by the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.

Sports

3 hours ago
Tottenham have been hit by a coronavirus outbreak ahead of their vital Europa Conference League match against Rennes, reports said on Tuesday.
3 hours ago
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has tested positive for coronavirus just a day after returning to training, manager Thomas Tuchel announced on Tuesday.
4 hours ago
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham was on Tuesday fined 40,000 euros ($45,000), but escaped a ban after making explosive comments about the referee following last weekend's Bundesliga home defeat to Bayern Munich.
4 hours ago
No sooner has reality hit than Barcelona have to believe in miracles again as Xavi Hernandez's team seek a victory away at Bayern Munich on Wednesday to take them into the Champions League last 16.
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As Barcelona and Spanish champions Atletico Madrid scrap for a place in the Champions League last 16 this week, the Premier League's four participants can take it easy knowing their places in the knockout stages are already guaranteed.
14 hours ago
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may find it difficult to sack Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, even if they are inclined to do so, a member of the NFF Technical Committee, Elder Paul Bassey, has said.

Latest

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By Claudio Muruzabal, SAP President for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, 7th December, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- For the past 18 months, the business world has been so focused on Covid-19 that it’s taken its eye off the other C-word – CSR, or corporate social responsibility. But you can write this down and…
42 mins ago
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
1 hour ago
Mr Biodun Oyebanji, the Secretary to Ekiti State Government, has resigned his appointment, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
2 hours ago
TradeDepot, the leading B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has raised $110 million in an equity and debt funding round to support the delivery of Buy-Now-Pay-Later services to 5 million SME retailers and drive further expansion of its merchant platform across the continent. The new funding will also support the expansion of the…

Editorial

14 hours ago
The reported willingness of the Federal Government to consider options other than the court to resolve the matter between the authorities on the one hand, and Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the other, is worthy of being explored.

Features

14 hours ago
I would have been shocked if the Lagos White Paper had said something different, about the events of October 20, 2020. Not that I believe or that I do not believe that there was any killing at Lekki Toll Gate (I am not in any position to hold an opinion one way or another on this).

Editor's Pick

14 hours ago
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may find it difficult to sack Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, even if they are inclined to do so, a member of the NFF Technical Committee, Elder Paul Bassey, has said.
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The Federal Government has denied a report by the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) alluding that the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) was laundering N18 billion through Nigeria’s financial system to deepen terrorism.
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The National Assembly is to make resources available in the 2022 budget for the war against COVID-19, even as it would prioritise judicious deployment of the funds.
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A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, fixed February 21, 2022 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa querying the Nigerian citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Columnists

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Nigeria is a country in dire stress practically in every aspect of human endeavour. There is little to write home about the country after sixty-one years of political independence.
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The Panel considered the fact as confirmed in Paragraph 1.1 of WP2, that LASG identified with the cause of the EndSARS protesters and decided to allow them congregate at two main points at Government House, Alausa, Ikeja and LTG.
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The Federal Government has decided that from February next year Nigerians will have to pay about N340 per litre of petrol. From the current pump price of N162 per litre the more than 100% increase is the equivalent of a high jump.

Business

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Aviation stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to give local investors and operators priority when awarding airport concession rights.
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I think the categorical answer is that we have not intensified the campaign because of any loan that the country has taken or wants to take.
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The Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Chairman FITC Board, Mrs. Aisha Ahmad, has stated that the Loan-to-Deposit ratio (LDR) has hit about N7 trillion on bank savings.

Guardian Life

8 hours ago
Drake has asked the Grammy Awards Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Drake received two nominations at the 2022 Grammy Awards. He was nominated for best rap performance for his song "Way 2 Sexy", featuring Young Thug and Future, and best rap album for Certified Lover Boy.  However, Variety reports…
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Over the weekend, Johnnie Walker and Johnny Drille partnered to deliver the most wonderful outdoor experience for whisky lovers and lovers of good music. Hosted at Muri Okunola park Victoria Island Lagos, fans of Johnnie Drille were treated to the finest of Johnnie Walker’s Highball cocktails as they immersed themselves in the live performances by…
8 hours ago
American actress Halle Berry revealed that she set her Razzie award for Worst Actress in 2004's Catwoman ablaze after receiving the award.  The Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies and Razzie Awards, is a parody award show that honours the worst cinematic projects of the year. The 55-year old actress speaking to Vanity Fair revealed…
9 hours ago
Prince Harry has expressed concern about a Saudi donor at the centre of Prince Charles' charity's cash-for-honours storm. Michael Fawcett, the Prince's Foundation's chief executive, recently resigned over allegations that he offered assistance in obtaining a knighthood and citizenship in exchange for charitable donations. Between 2014 and 2018, an internal investigation found "coordination" between Fawcett…

Guardian TV

4 hours ago
At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
4 hours ago
At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
11 hours ago
Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the "full and final settlement" to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties.
1 day ago
Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday (December 3) when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said - the latest deadly attack in a region racked by violent insurgency. The bus was attacked by unidentified gunmen as it travelled its twice-weekly route from the village of Songho to a market in Bandiagara, 10 kilometres (6 miles) away, said Moulaye Guindo, mayor of the nearby town of Bankass.