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INEC reassures on hitch free conduct of Abia by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reassured on hitch free conduct of Saturday’s Aba North/South federal constituency by-election in Abia. Dr Joseph Iloh, the...

APC plans to be in power for another 32 years- Buni

Chairman of Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Tuesday said the party...

Alleged missing $1bn Arms Fund: PDP calls for joint NASS probe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has  called for a for a joint public hearing of the National Assembly to investigate the whereabouts of the...

Jonathan meets Uzodimma, commissions hospital in Imo

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, visited Imo State for a low key commissioning of a hospital, Aihwa Integrated Medical Clinic in Ngor Okpala built...

APGA candidate wins Reps by-election in Niger – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Shehu Sale, candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), winner of Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger...

US backs Okonjo-Iweala candidacy for WTO top job

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday offered its “strong support” to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organisation, AFP reports. The move marks...

Metro

Court remands Wakili, two sons for murder, kidnapping

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has ordered suspected notorious Fulani warlord in Ibarapaland, Abdullahi Wakili, 70, be remanded in...

Court grants man divorce over parent-in-law’s interference

A Customary Court sitting in Ile-Tuntun in Ibadan, on Thursday granted a request for divorce filed by a school proprietor, Blessing Benjamin, over interference...

“I told my daughter not to recognise me“ – father of abducted Jangabe girl

The father of one of the abducted Jangebe school girls, who himself had been in captivity, regained his freedom on Monday night with tales...

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Entertainment

Divorced rumour: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez remain couple -Representative

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they are still together. The couple released a statement to CNN Saturday morning through their representative clarifying that they...

Actress protests naked at France’s Oscars ceremony over Covid arts support

A French actress stripped naked at the country's prestigious César Awards to demand more support for the country's struggling arts industry, which has been...

Waje reveals lover, says “it’s time”

Popular Nigerian singer Aituaje Iruobbe AKA Waje has on Tuesday unveiled her would-be husband. Waje took to her instagram @officialwaje handle to reveal the identity...

#AccessMoreWithStanel2021: DIG Danmallam visits Stanel Dome, commends its CEO [PHOTOS]

Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of newly inaugurated 13th Zonal Command of the Nigerian Police Force (covering Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States), Mohammed...

2020 Ogwashi-Uku carnival to hold on Christmas Day [PHOTOS]

By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH The 2020 Ogwashi-Uku Carnival, the biggest carnival in Delta state to hold its 10th anniversary carnival on Christmas, 25th December. The group in...
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Education

WAEC Delists 42 Schools In Benue Over Examination Malpractices

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has delisted 42 schools in Benue over examination malpractices. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, confirmed this...

JAMB parades two staff for extorting admission seekers

Two staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr Andy Okoro and Gambo Ibrahim Abba, have been arrested for extorting money from...

2021 UTME: JAMB sets to commence sale of registration forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says it has concluded all arrangements to commence the sale of 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)...

Exam Malpractice: Student in court for impersonation, conspiracy

A 23-year-old student, Tijani Abdulrazaq, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly impersonating a student during their examination. Abdulrazaq, who resides at...

Opinion

Centre lauds Buhari for giant strides at FMC, Asaba

The Centre for Peace, Transparency and Accountability (CPTA) on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for the giant developmental strides recorded at the Federal Medical...

Boko Haram: Shekau to new CDS, Irabor; ‘Repent and Covert to Islam’

The factional leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Sheikh Abubakar Ibn Al-shakawi popularly called Shekau, has said in a new audio message that, the...

What can boost renewable energy in Nigeria by expert

Ukah Ibe, a renewable energy expert, says Nigeria has good renewable energy policies but more efforts are needed for policy implementation to harness the...

My only regret-Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed says his only regret as a minister is that some Nigerians have failed to appreciate that the administration of President Muhammadu...

World News

US backs Okonjo-Iweala candidacy for WTO top job

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday offered its “strong support” to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organisation, AFP reports. The move marks...

Eating less meat can help reduce risk of pandemic – UN

Eating less meat can help reduce the risk of a pandemic, in addition to saving the environment, the UN Environment Programme said on Wednesday. The...

Trump hires new defence team ahead of impeachment trial

Former U.S. president Donald Trump has hired a new defence team shortly before his second impeachment trial is due to start. The defence will be...

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Insurgents vandalise towers, cut power supply to Maiduguri, environs-TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says insurgents have again vandalised two towers on the Damaturu – Maidugiri 330kiloVolt (KV) Transmission Line. TCN’s General Manager,...

Plateau to kick-start COVID-19 economic stimulus for farmers

Mr Gideon Dandam, Coordinator, Fadama Project in Plateau, says the State Government will kick-start the COVID-19 economic stimulus programme for farmers in April. Dandam said...

INEC reassures on hitch free conduct of Abia by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reassured on hitch free conduct of Saturday’s Aba North/South federal constituency by-election in Abia. Dr Joseph Iloh, the...

Gay man fights to get Namibia to recognise his twins

A Namibian high court is to decide whether a gay man can return home with his twin daughters, who were born to a surrogate...

Germany considers return of looted Benin bronzes

Germany is considering returning artefacts known as Benin bronzes to Nigeria, a committee said on Wednesday The artefacts were looted from the Kingdom of Benin,...

APC plans to be in power for another 32 years- Buni

Chairman of Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Tuesday said the party...

Insecurity: Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder – Ortom

…says security should take precedence over 2023 elections Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder, making...

Wike, Mailafia not excited about $1.5b PH refinery rehabilitation

It is okay, say PENGASSAN, marketers Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and one time Central Bank of Nigeria (CBND) Deputy Governor Obadiah Mailafia are...

No fans for Copa del Rey final – Spanish federation

The postponed Spanish Copa del Rey final from last year will be played without fans, the Spanish football federation confirmed on Thursday. Reports in Spain...

DPR seals 11 petrol stations in Abuja over overpricing, under-dispensing

The regulatory hammer of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has fallen on 11 petrol stations in Abuja who are culprits of overpricing, under-dispensing,...

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Telcos in Ghana offer free packages to support fight against COVID-19

Telecommunication companies in Ghana are offering various free packages as their contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement, the Telecommunications...

NCDC confirms 34 new COVID-19 cases in 5 states, as figure rises to 407

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 34 new positive cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest cases were from Lagos, Kano,...

BREAKING: COVID-19: Chief of staff to president, Abba Kyari, passes on

Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President  Muhammadu Buhari, has died of COVID-19 on Friday, Presidency announced. According to a press statement signed by...

BREAKING: Kano records first COVID-19 death, confirms 12 new cases

Kano State Ministry for Health has confirmed first COVID-19 death in the state. It also confirmed twelve new cases of coronavirus. “Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As...

COVID-19: Nigeria reports 35 new cases, confirmed cases hits 442 with 152 discharged, 13 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 35 new cases of coronavirus in the country. They are 19 in Lagos, 9 in FCT,...

Nigeria gets debt relief

G20, China give green light Nigeria and 75 other countries have been granted debt service relief by the World Bank and China, The Nation...

DisCos, others get N200bn to boost power supply

The federal government has approved N200 billion for the power sector to improve gas supply to the power Generation Companies (GenCos) and boost electricity...

Presidential Lockdown: FRSC directs commanders to partner mobile courts to prosecute violators

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has directed Sector Commanders in the Abuja and Lagos State to support Mobile Courts...
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