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Delta to invest $1bn on carbon emissions reduction, sustainability

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi United States carrier, Delta Air Lines, says starting March 1, 2020, it will be committing $1bn over the next 10 years on its...

Lumumba to Nigerian legislators: Be honourable members, not horrible members

  Director of the Kenya Law School and front line social critics, Prof. Patrick Lumumba on Wednesday told Nigerian lawmakers to make efforts to be...

Lucky Omoluwa, Pinnacle Communications Chairman is dead

Lucky Omoluwa, the founder and chairman of Pinnacle Communications, is dead. The billionaire businessman reportedly slumped Tuesday morning as he was preparing for work. Omoluwa was...

JUST IN: Lagos records first Lassa fever case

Lagos State has recorded a case of the Lassa fever. It should be noted that this Hemorrhagic fever is raging in over 19 states in...

Katsina enrols 1,274,185 girls in schools – Commissioner

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Katsina State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Badamosi Charanchi, disclosed on Tuesday that the state had enrolled 1,274,185 girls in primary and...

Reps move to stave off Boko Haram attacks

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to tighten security at the National Assembly. This followed reports that Boko Haram may attack the National Assembly...

NSE: Bears still on rampage, index drops further by 0.08 per cent

The bears continued to dominate the domestic equities market on Tuesday, as the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)’s All-Share Index dropped further by 0.08 per...

Kekemeke: I want to succeed Akeredolu

By Damisi Ojo, Akure The pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Isaac Kekemeke has joined the October 10 governorship race,...

Kidnap: Teacher arrested for ‘spreading fake news’

The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police has arrested 34-year-old Grace Ibrahim, a teacher, for allegedly spreading false information that a policeman was...

Presidential Villa Senior Staff Murdered

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, Jalal Arabi, has described the killing of Ms. Laetitia Naankang Dagan, Assistant Director of Administration in the...

DPR assures Pan Ocean, others on OML 98

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured stakeholders that their equity and economic interests will be protected when Pan Ocean Oil Corporation (Nigeria)...

Makinde: The fearless karate kid

Toni Ufoh Five-year-old Aramide Makinde was in his elements during a recent training session at the National Stadium, Lagos, as he demonstrated his karate skills...

Lassa Fever Recorded In Lagos

This was announced Announcing on Wednesday morning by the State Commissioner for Health Prof, Akin Abayomi revealing that the patient is currently in isolation...

2023 has created four factions in APC — Jackson Ojo

Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a security expert and coordinator of Yoruba Youth Alliance (YYA). In...

Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni is dead

Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni is dead. The actress, who was popularly known for her role in movies, such, as ‘Deadly Passion’ and ‘End of...

Nigeria can’t progress without social, economic liberation of women ― Lawan

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said Nigeria cannot achieve economic progress without the social emancipation of women, especially in the North. He stated...

Equities lose N13b in tight trades

By Taofik Salako, Capital Market Editor Nigerian equities continued on the decline yesterday but increased bargain-hunting moderated the bearishness. Benchmark indices showed average marginal decline...

Eagles job: Bosso backs Yobo to succeed

President of Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Ladan Bosso, says former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo does not need coaching experience to succeed as Super...

VIDEO: ‘You Don’t Sack People Like That,’ SGF Reacts To Calls For Service Chiefs’ Removal

    The Federal Government has explained why the service chiefs cannot be removed yet amid calls that they should be sacked. The Secretary to the Government...

Obiano swears in new Anambra Chief Judge, Anyachebelu

Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Tuesday at the Executive Council chambers, Government House, Awka swore in Hon Justice Onochie Anyachebelu as the substantive...

“Ready to shake the world”: Olamide signs with American company

Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire. This was revealed by...

Constituents demand law on power rotation

Constituents drawn from nine local government areas of Benue South Senatorial District have tasked Senator Abba Moro to do everything possible for power to...

Fire razes club, shop in Kaduna

Fire razed Empire Night Club, a beauty salon located at Barnawa High Cost in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the...

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Filling stations stop operations in Port Harcourt over ‘fight’ with security agencies

Most filling stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have shut down operations following the disagreement between tanker drivers and security agencies in...

EFCC arraigns Ex-Sterling Bank staff, wife for allegedly stealing N2.7m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, Wednesday arraigned an ex-banker, Akinwole Oluwaseun Dosunmu, alongside his wife, Motunrayo Olanike Dosunmu for...

DSS embarks on massive arrest of tanker drivers for embarking on strike

There was Pandemonium in Kano on Tuesday as the operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, went berserk against members of the Petroleum...

N500bn loot: You are a ‘political vampire’ for accusing Sen. Orji, son of corruption – PDP tells Alex Otti

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has refuted reports that Senator representing Abia Central, Senator Theodore Orji and his son,...

Magu under attack for saying Coronavirus caused by corruption

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has come under attack for saying he strongly believes coronavirus is caused...

Apostle Suleman faults critics of Adeboye’s marriage comment on twitter

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has faulted those criticizing Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, over his...

Youths seize Police ‘extortion vehicle’ after gunmen attack, robbery

Some angry youths have impounded a police patrol van allegedly used to extort people at Dambam, a community in Bauchi State. They seized the vehicle...

Nigeria rated 174 out of 180 countries in global child well-being survey

Nigeria has been ranked among the bottom 10 countries performing poorly in terms of children’s well-being. The ranking is based on factors including child survival,...

NAPTIP nabs suspected human traffickers in Akwa Ibom

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Uyo Zonal Command said it has apprehended two suspected human traffickers in Akwa...

Suspected gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Plateau

Unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked men of Sector Five of the Special Task Force, Operation Save Haven (OPSH) The gunmen during the...

Coronavirus caused by corruption – Magu [VIDEO]

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has opined that corruption was responsible for the deadly Coronavirus ravaging China. Magu spoke...

ICPC arraigns civil servant for allegedly receiving salary overpayments

One Mrs Opadule Caroline Abimbola, a former staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service Ondo state command was on Thursday arraigned in an Akure High...

Obiano swears in new Anambra Chief Judge, Anyachebelu

Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Tuesday at the Executive Council chambers, Government House, Awka swore in Hon Justice Onochie Anyachebelu as the substantive...

Lagos govt confirms one lassa fever case, isolates patient at LUTH

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed a case of Lassa fever outbreak in the state, saying the patient has been isolated. Prof. Akin Abayomi,...

Huawei loses legal challenge against US federal purchase ban

Washington has the right to block US federal agencies from buying products by Huawei on cybersecurity grounds, a judge has ruled, dismissing the Chinese...

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s trial to start March 17

Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will open on March 17, just two weeks after the embattled leader tries to secure re-election, officials said...

Elated passengers leave Cambodia cruise ship after virus all-clear

Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked Wednesday, after being given the all-clear from a...

Edo Civil Service Commission chairman extols virtues of late SSG

The Chairman, Edo Civil Service Commission, Princess Ekiuwa Inneh, has extolled the virtues of late Mr Olu Garuba, former Secretary to the State Government...

Customs intercept bags of rice, vegetable oil concealed in gas cylinders

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has said that it’s operatives have intercepted 1,393 bags of smuggled foreign...

Court to hear N1bn suit filed by Sowore, Bakare against DSS on March 25

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on March 25, hear a separate suit filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare,...

Our personnel not involved in any armed robbery ― Bauchi Police

Members of the general public particularly in Bauchi state have been urged to disregard a video trending on social media, linking Bauchi State Police...

Nigeria operates monopoly democracy says Ezekwesili, Utomi

The duo of Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili and Professor of political economy, Prof Pat Utomi have described the country’s brand...

Gov Zulum disburses N100m to 10,000 households displaced by flood

Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno has disbursed N100 million to 10,000 households displaced by flood in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of the...

Stanbic IBTC set to share insights at Social Media Week 2020

Experts from the leading end-to-end financial solutions provider, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, will be sharing insights at the...

Bauchi inaugurates committee to investigate fertilizer company

An 8 man committee to investigate the allegations of mismanagement and misappropriation of public funds and materials at the Bauchi State Fertilizer Blending Company...

No indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea ― WHO

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said it had no indications the new coronavirus had spread to North Korea. Meanwhile, South Korean media reported that...

200 investors set for Nigeria’s 45 gas flare sites

In its efforts to reduce the 320 billion cubic feet of gas (bcf) of gas flared in 2019, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR),...

4 die in mid-air plane collision in Australia

Four people died after two small planes crashed mid-air at a regional airport in Australia, then Police said. The incident took place near Mangalore Airport,...

We almost exchange ‘blows’, I didn’t punch Agbowu – Oluwo of Iwo

Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Oluwo of Iwo in Osun state, says he is not a boxing king as he denies widespread reports that he assaulted his...

Metro

Suspected gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Plateau

Unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked men of Sector Five of the Special Task Force, Operation Save Haven (OPSH) The gunmen during the...

ICPC arraigns civil servant for allegedly receiving salary overpayments

One Mrs Opadule Caroline Abimbola, a former staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service Ondo state command was on Thursday arraigned in an Akure High...

Traders protest forceful relocation

  Traders in the electrical/electronics market on old Nnewi-Onitsha Road, Nnewi, Anambra State, have protested closure and relocation of the market. The protesters, about 2,000, complained...

Kidnappers release monarch’s son after collecting motorbike as ransom in Zamfara

Armed bandits that kidnapped a traditional leader and his son in Zamfara State have released the son of the District Head of Gayari town...

I didn’t punch Oba Akinropo, we only had an altercation, embattled Oluwo says

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has denied that he punched his fellow monarch, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikrulahi Akinropo. Oluwo was...

Herdsmen killings: 6 more bodies recovered in shallow graves in invaded Delta communities

In spite of sustained denial by security agencies, especially the Delta State Police Command, that no fewer than eight persons were killed by Fulani...

ARDS engages 112 experts for antirabies vaccination in FCT, Mararaba

By Stanley Onyekwere No fewer than 112 Veterinary Doctors and Animal Scientists were deployed in 30 groups to the six FCT Area Councils, for comprehensive...

MADFON, Helpline task FCT youth on self-love, education

By Stanley Onyekwere Youth in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been urged to always cultivate and pursue self-love and education, in order to maximize...

Bandits release Zamfara monarch’s son, collect motorbike

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Bandits have released the son of the District Head of Gayari town in Zamfara State, Yasir Mohammed, after collecting his motorcycle as...

Delta hospital accused of detaining 10-year-old boy

Dele Ogunyemi, Warri The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Delta State, has petitioned the police over the alleged detention of a 10-year-old boy, Prince...

Fire razes club, shop in Kaduna

Fire razed Empire Night Club, a beauty salon located at Barnawa High Cost in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the...

Court remands alleged kidnappers who sold off stolen baby for N650,000

Govt. hands woman over to police for attempting to murder stepchildren in Osun Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos yesterday...

Caregiver remanded for alleged double rape of teen, woman with down syndrome

Man in police net for allegedly defiling four-year-old daughter An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences court yesterday remanded a caregiver working with persons with...

I stabbed my customer to death out of anger, says drinking bar owner

A 53-year-old owner of a drinking bar, Obioma Dennis, has admitted killing one of his customers out of anger. According to him, the deceased and...

Supreme Court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s appeal to March 2

The Supreme Court yesterday adjourned hearing on the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha to...

Police nab five suspected armed robbers, herbalist in Ogun

Six persons, including a herbalist, have been arrested by the Ogun State police command for their alleged involvement in a robbery incident that occurred...

Man ‘defiles’ three-year-old in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a painter for alleged defilement of his three-year-old stepdaughter. Paul Iwapele, a resident of Igbelara in Ikorodu was arrested...

State House Assistant Director killed

An Assistant Director of Administration in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ms. Laetitia Naankang Dagan, has been reportedly killed by unknown assailants in her home...

The suspects arrested over armed robbery by police in Ogun

Two final year students of Benue State University (BSU) in Makurdi have been killed in an ongoing clash between rival cult groups in the...

2 soldiers killed, 150 houses burnt in Plateau

Two soldiers with the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) were on Sunday night killed by gunmen around Gindin Akwati village of Barikin Ladi Local Government...

Herbalist, 5 others arrested over robbery in Ogun

Police in Ogun State yesterday arrested an herbalist, Sukanmi Ogundimu and five others for alleged involvement in armed robbery in Abeokuta, the state capital. Others...

Nigeria

Filling stations stop operations in Port Harcourt over ‘fight’ with security agencies

Most filling stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have shut down operations following the disagreement between tanker drivers and security agencies in...

EFCC arraigns Ex-Sterling Bank staff, wife for allegedly stealing N2.7m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, Wednesday arraigned an ex-banker, Akinwole Oluwaseun Dosunmu, alongside his wife, Motunrayo Olanike Dosunmu for...

DSS embarks on massive arrest of tanker drivers for embarking on strike

There was Pandemonium in Kano on Tuesday as the operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, went berserk against members of the Petroleum...

N500bn loot: You are a ‘political vampire’ for accusing Sen. Orji, son of corruption – PDP tells Alex Otti

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has refuted reports that Senator representing Abia Central, Senator Theodore Orji and his son,...

Magu under attack for saying Coronavirus caused by corruption

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has come under attack for saying he strongly believes coronavirus is caused...

Apostle Suleman faults critics of Adeboye’s marriage comment on twitter

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has faulted those criticizing Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, over his...

Youths seize Police ‘extortion vehicle’ after gunmen attack, robbery

Some angry youths have impounded a police patrol van allegedly used to extort people at Dambam, a community in Bauchi State. They seized the vehicle...

Nigeria rated 174 out of 180 countries in global child well-being survey

Nigeria has been ranked among the bottom 10 countries performing poorly in terms of children’s well-being. The ranking is based on factors including child survival,...

NAPTIP nabs suspected human traffickers in Akwa Ibom

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Uyo Zonal Command said it has apprehended two suspected human traffickers in Akwa...

Coronavirus caused by corruption – Magu [VIDEO]

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has opined that corruption was responsible for the deadly Coronavirus ravaging China. Magu spoke...

Obiano swears in new Anambra Chief Judge, Anyachebelu

Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Tuesday at the Executive Council chambers, Government House, Awka swore in Hon Justice Onochie Anyachebelu as the substantive...

Lagos govt confirms one lassa fever case, isolates patient at LUTH

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed a case of Lassa fever outbreak in the state, saying the patient has been isolated. Prof. Akin Abayomi,...

Edo Civil Service Commission chairman extols virtues of late SSG

The Chairman, Edo Civil Service Commission, Princess Ekiuwa Inneh, has extolled the virtues of late Mr Olu Garuba, former Secretary to the State Government...

Customs intercept bags of rice, vegetable oil concealed in gas cylinders

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has said that it’s operatives have intercepted 1,393 bags of smuggled foreign...

Court to hear N1bn suit filed by Sowore, Bakare against DSS on March 25

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on March 25, hear a separate suit filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare,...

Our personnel not involved in any armed robbery ― Bauchi Police

Members of the general public particularly in Bauchi state have been urged to disregard a video trending on social media, linking Bauchi State Police...

Nigeria operates monopoly democracy says Ezekwesili, Utomi

The duo of Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili and Professor of political economy, Prof Pat Utomi have described the country’s brand...

Gov Zulum disburses N100m to 10,000 households displaced by flood

Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno has disbursed N100 million to 10,000 households displaced by flood in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of the...

Stanbic IBTC set to share insights at Social Media Week 2020

Experts from the leading end-to-end financial solutions provider, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, will be sharing insights at the...

Bauchi inaugurates committee to investigate fertilizer company

An 8 man committee to investigate the allegations of mismanagement and misappropriation of public funds and materials at the Bauchi State Fertilizer Blending Company...

No indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea ― WHO

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said it had no indications the new coronavirus had spread to North Korea. Meanwhile, South Korean media reported that...

We almost exchange ‘blows’, I didn’t punch Agbowu – Oluwo of Iwo

Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Oluwo of Iwo in Osun state, says he is not a boxing king as he denies widespread reports that he assaulted his...

After 2 soldiers killed, army raids Plateau Fulani settlers, burns 100 homes

After killing two soldiers and injuring one other, Fulani settlers in X-Land Barkin Ladi in Plateau State have experienced the full rage of the...

Danger: Deadly Lassa Fever hits Lagos again

The deadly Lassa Fever has hit Lagos State again, as a case has been recorded, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Akin Abayomi has said. Lagos has...

Hong Kong confirms 2nd Covid-19 death

China has reported 1,749 new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on Wednesday, with the National Health Commission reporting 136 new deaths in the...

Slain Aso Rock Director: Her last moments on Social Media

Ms Laetitia Naankang Dagan, an Assistant Director of Administration at the State House, Abuja, who was assassinated on Monday in her apartment has a...

Slain Aso Rock director Laetitia: Police make two arrests

Why was Ms. Laetitia Naankang Dagan, an Assistant Director of Administration at the Presidential Villa killed? The police have made a headway in...

Court to hear Sowore, Bakare’s N1bn suit against DSS March 25

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on March 25, hear a separate suit filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare,...

JTF confirms death of 4 soldiers in Bayelsa community

The Joint Military Force in the Niger Delta on Wednesday confirmed that four soldiers were killed in an ambush by unknown gunmen at Letugbene...

Appeal court raises ex-president Lee Myung-bak’s prison term

An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a heavier prison term of 17 years to former President Lee Myung-bak on bribery and embezzlement charges, bringing...

World

Huawei loses legal challenge against US federal purchase ban

Washington has the right to block US federal agencies from buying products by Huawei on cybersecurity grounds, a judge has ruled, dismissing the Chinese...

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s trial to start March 17

Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will open on March 17, just two weeks after the embattled leader tries to secure re-election, officials said...

Elated passengers leave Cambodia cruise ship after virus all-clear

Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked Wednesday, after being given the all-clear from a...

4 die in mid-air plane collision in Australia

Four people died after two small planes crashed mid-air at a regional airport in Australia, then Police said. The incident took place near Mangalore Airport,...

Commonwealth Secretary-General condemns killings in Cameroon

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has issued a statement in response to an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon on 14 February which left 23...

Danish clerk gets 6 years’ prison for stealing $17 million meant for the poor

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish court sentenced a former public employee on Tuesday to 6-1/2 years in prison for embezzling $17 million in Danish...

Zimbabwe threatens to withdraw mining licences over unpaid fees

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has given holders of mining concessions up to the end of April to pay $11 million in outstanding annual fees...

Tripoli government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port

TRIPOLI/CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern...

China Slams ‘Unacceptable’ US Tightening Rules On State Media

  Beijing on Wednesday slammed Washington’s decision to tighten rules on Chinese state media organisations in the US and classify them as foreign missions, saying...