Wednesday, 29th November 2023


6 Oct
After waiting to hear from his brother for eight years without information, a Lagos resident, Mr. Sunday Joseph Isiabor, has sought President Bola Tinubu’s intervention in unraveling the mystery surrounding his brother’s disappearance in Belgium.   
5 Sep
Americans' visa-free access to Europe was on safer ground Tuesday after the EU's top court ruled Brussels need not reciprocate for Washington discriminating against some Europeans visiting the United States.
23 May
Nigerian forward Gift Orban has been nominated for Gent's Player of the Season award. Despite only joining Gent in February, 2023, Orban has scored 20 goals, made two assists in 20 appearances in all competitions.
18 Apr
Belgium on Tuesday said it had formally asked Iran to repatriate jailed aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele from Tehran, after a disputed prisoner exchange treaty entered into force. Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib said she had informed her Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian of the "transfer request for our compatriot Olivier Vandecasteele". "I denounced his conditions of…
29 Mar
Germany coach Hansi Flick has admitted his team have "a lot of work to do" to be ready for a tilt at the Euro 2024 title, just over a year before hosting the tournament. The four-time world and three-time European champions on Tuesday slumped to a 3-2 home defeat in a friendly against a Belgium…
7 Dec 2022
Belgium star Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, days after the team crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage.
1 Dec 2022
Romelu Lukaku missed a string of late chances as Belgium crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Croatia on Thursday which sent the 2018 runners-up into the knockout phase.


13 mins ago
Commandant Umar Mohammed of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, on Tuesday said their Gender Unit has effectively addressed 50 cases of domestic violence. Mohammed said this at a one-day seminar organised by the Gender Unit to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Ilorin. He…
19 mins ago
The Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, has called for judicious use of the $1.2billion World Bank loan to tackle adolescent girls education in Nigeria. Professor Mamman stated this in Abuja yesterday while inaugurating the National Steering Committee of the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project. He said the programme is aimed…
20 mins ago
Award-winning journalist Mariam Ouedraogo finds it impossible to forget the heartbreaking stories she has covered about sexual assault in Burkina Faso's jihadist war. The women who have been raped, she told AFP, are sometimes attacked "en masse, sometimes in public, in front of a husband, in front of children." "These stories leave permanent marks," said…
32 mins ago
The National Assembly says it is committed to ensuring timely amendment of the Electoral Act, to enhance transparency, and accountability in the electoral processes. Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, said this at the citizens’ townhall on electoral reforms organised by Yiaga Africa in collaboration with the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Electoral Matters…
32 mins ago
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume of Nigeria has appealed to Nigerian President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to consider lifting the ban on the Republic of Niger.
36 mins ago
Twenty-five people reportedly died while 15 others suffered various degrees of injuries on Tuesday from an inferno involving a petrol tanker, an articulated vehicle, and an 18-seater commercial bus at Peke village along Oko-Olowo, Bode Saadu expressway in Moro Local Government, Kwara State. The Guardian learnt that the accident involving the three vehicles occurred at…
41 mins ago
The Emirati president of the UN climate conference in Dubai denied Wednesday reports that he sought to use his leadership of COP28 to pursue fossil fuel deals for his country. "These allegations are false, not true, incorrect and not accurate," Sultan Al Jaber, who is also CEO of United Arab Emirates' oil giant ADNOC, told…
48 mins ago
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has fixed 15th January to 26th February 2024, for the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application forms. The examination body also slated 7th March 2024 for the MOCK-UTME, while the main exam will be held from 19th to 29th April 2024. In a statement in…
1 hour ago
Mr Olakunle Oluomo (APC-Ifo), the Speaker of Ogun House of Assembly, on Tuesday in Abeokuta condemned the demolition of a primary school allegedly by Dangote Cement Plc. The Speaker issued the condemnation while responding to the presentation by a member, Yusuf Amosun (APC-Ewekoro), during plenary. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the school…
1 hour ago
A former US consulate staffer jailed in Turkey on terror-related charges has been released, an embassy spokesperson told AFP on Wednesday, removing an issue that had gnawed at diplomatic ties for years. Metin Topuz, a Turkish national who worked as a liaison officer for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Istanbul, was initially arrested…