Ukraine war

More blow for Putin, as Ukrainian forces shoot down over $130m worth of Russian jets in 2 days

Russian forces have faced fierce resistance from Ukraine’s army ever since hostilities began at the end of February. They have sustained heavy casualties and substantial losses to their military hardware...

Ceasefire in Ukraine nears, as U.S, Russian defence chiefs in breakthrough talks

Breakthrough talks have taken place between the United States and the Russian Defence chiefs, after months of refusal. US Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu Sergei...

Russia marks Victory Day parade, as officials openly doubt total Ukraine conquest

Russia will mark the Victory Day parade in Red Square, Monday in commemoration of its battle against the Nazi Germany in World War 2. However, some Russian intelligence officials have...

U.S, NATO, EU shipping more heavy weapons to Ukraine over Russia’s scorching of Ukrainian cities, as UN scribe visits Kiev

Western countries are rushing heavy weaponry to Ukraine as the war enters what promises to be a deadly, and potentially protracted, new phase. weapons pour into Ukraine Those deliveries are...

Politics

2023 Presidential Election :   I’m not  in  the race – AfDB  President  

  Risk Participation Agreement : AfDB approves $50m with Standard Chartered Bank The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB),...

Separation  Call : You have no power to decide Nigeria’s fate, Presidency tells Northern Elders

The Presidency has replied  the Northern Elders Forum for the country’s separation  saying  that forum  has no power to decide...

Anwo-Olu, GAC, Lagos APC urge party members to conduct themselves during congresses, primaries

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (second right) addressing party members, Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (right); Lagos State APC...

Abia 2023 Guber: Why APC must choose Alex Otti

The present level of decadence in Abia state, no doubt, account for the avalanche of aspirants under the opposition All...

2023: ‘Accept outcome of straw poll’ – Group urges Cross River PDP governorship aspirants, as 122 vie for 25 seats in State Assembly

Socio political group, New Generation Leaders Advocacy (NGLA), in Cross River has called on the leaders of the Peoples Democratic...

Metro

NEMA recovers 9 dead bodies from Kano gas explosion

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has confirmed recovering 9 bodies so far from a Tuesday morning gas explosion which rocked a primary school building in Sabon Gari area of Kano...

2023: ‘Accept outcome of straw poll’ – Group urges Cross River PDP governorship aspirants, as 122 vie for 25 seats in State Assembly

Socio political group, New Generation Leaders Advocacy (NGLA), in Cross River has called on the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to accept the result of...

Oworo in Agbaja plateau rev up cultural revival, celebrate Olowu Festival after 23yrs

Serene town of Agbaja, the spiritual and administrative headquarters of the Oworo people, located around  the eastern and western  banks of the Niger-Benue Confluence and on the plateau off Lokoja,...

Soludo condemns abduction of Anambra State Assembly member, wave of insecurity across the state

Governor Chukwuma  Soludo  of Anambra state  has condemned  in strongest  terms, the abduction of the member representing Aguata Constituency II at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye  and ...

Sports

Soludo rejoices with legendary goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala on his 71st birthday

Governor Chukwuma  Soludo sends his warm congratulatory greetings to former Nigeria goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala who attained the age of 71 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Governor Soludo commends Emmanuel Okala's...

MKO Abiola Stadium Invasion; FIFA sanctions Nigeria

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee  has  sanctioned  sanctions  Nigeria over the misconduct of its fans during the world cup qualifying tie in Abuja on May 29. Displeased football fans had vandalised facilities...

Photo News: Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State meets with Chairman Board of Trustee, Arsenal Golf Club Obinze, Owerri, HRH Eze (Dr.) Ugo Ralph Ekezie

Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma (left), exchanges pleasantries with the Chairman Board of Trustee, Arsenal Golf Club Obinze, Owerri, HRH Eze (Dr.) Ugo Ralph Ekezie (right) while the wife...

Uzodimma tees-off Arsenal Open golf tournament 2022

...Thanks organisers for choosing Imo State mo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma (left) having a handshake with Arsenal Golf Course Ambassador, Miss Maryanne Cephas, ( 3rd right) MD Polaris Bank,...

Opinion

Blasphemy: The North Will Be Consumed By The Monsters It Created

Erasmus Ikhide Yesterday, I watched little kids from age five and above in the streets of Sokoto city, Northwest Nigeria;...

Issues in Oshiomhole’s presidential declaration

By Erasmus Ikhide For the first time, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole took my advice to contest the presidency of Nigeria...

The wisdom of Chief Ayo Adebanjo

I have been following the writing and speeches of Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the 94-year old leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba...

Zone 2023 Presidency election to the South-East.

Boniface Chizea Ensure Buhari’s loan requests fall within approved limits, self-liquidating, Chizea tells NASS It is time for Nigerians of...

Joe Anatune’s Sudden Death: I just lost a friend, mentor, and confidante, I am in pains

By  Chris Aburime I have just lost a great friend, mentor and a confidante who has been there for me...

Entertainment

Controversy over re-naming of National Theatre ‘is just a storm in a tea cup’– Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the uproar thrown up over his announcement of the renaming of...

Nwanne Connect: Hero Lager hosts live concert for Easterners

P-Square, Illbliss others Perform Nwanne Connect, The Largest Gathering of Brothers held over the weekend in Onitsha with top Nigerian...

Questions, as FG renames National Theatre, now ‘Lagos Creative and Entertainment Center’

Federal Government has announced that the iconic National Theatre in Iganmu, which is currently under renovation, will now be known...

(ICYMI) Academy bans Will Smith from Oscars for 10yrs (Full details)

Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, which awards the annual Oscars, met Friday morning...

Veteran Afrobeat musician, Orlando Julius dies at 79

Popular Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Orlando Julius Ekemode, has died at the age of 79. Orlando Julius His wife, Latoya Ekemode,...

E-Platform

Google announces $4m Black founders fund for 60 start-ups across Nigeria, others

Tech-giants, Google has unveiled the second leg of its Start-up Black Founders Fund for Africa which offers grants to 60 eligible black-founded start-ups up to the tune of $4m. The...

Airtel rakes in  N304bn revenue from data services

Airtel rakes in  N304bn revenue from data services Financial Inclusion: CBN grants Airtel Nigeria approval to operate as super-agent  Airtel Nigeria has announced N304 billion ($734 million)  earning  from data...

Revenue Boost: NCC, FIRS set up joint committee

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have inaugurated  a Joint Committee of senior and management staff of the duo agencies for the implementation...

Court annuls controversial Ebonyi cybercrimes law

Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital on Tuesday declared Ebonyi Cybercrimes law, unconstitutional, null and void. Mr Pascal Etu, who is being held in prison for months...

Crime

Alleged 80bn Misappropriation :  Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, arrested by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arrested Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation, over alleged fraud. Idris...

Tension as IPOB moves to enforce sit-at-home order in Asaba

6 suspected IPOB members killed in Imo- Police Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of using excessive force and...

Imoh’s murder:  Gov Sanwo-Olu calls for calm, promises justice

Lagos unveils plans to deliver 20 hours of power to residents with 50mw of electricity   Governor  Babajide Sanwo-Olu  of Lagos...

Tambuwal relaxes 24-hour curfew in Sokoto

Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew imposed, last Saturday, to stem the riots...

Sokoto riots: ‘My residence was not torched’ – Bishop Kukah, as remains of slain student buried in Niger

Amid claims that the residence of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, came under...

Insurance

AyadeCare: Cross River workers to pay N12,000 annually for health insurance

Civil and public servants in Cross River State are expected to pay twelve thousand naira annually for the Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme which is otherwise called AyadeCare. Governor...

Sanwo-Olu approves N750m for health insurance premiums of 100,000 vulnerable residents

L-R: General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba; Technical Adviser to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olamide Okulaja; representative of Lagos State First Lady, Mrs...

AIICO restates commitment to service delivery, settles N47.3bn in claims, benefits in 2021

Top player in the insurance industry, AIICO Plc., disclosed, Thursday, that it paid total of N47.3bn representing customers’  claims and benefits in the year 2021, further stating that ‘timely claims...

NDIC pays N119.1bn to depositors of failed banks

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) says it has paid the sum of N119.1billion as insured sums to 5535, 815 depositors, creditors and shareholders of closed banks as at December 29,...

Money Market

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Wigwe : Access Corporation unlocking new opportunities for intra- and inter-Africa trade

Access Holdings Plc, trading as Access Corporation (“the Corporation”) announced Thursday its start of operations, with initial portfolio companies and its future strategy. The corporation, which builds on Access Bank’s...

Financial Inclusion : Access Bank  begins move to dominate agency banking

Access Bank in its bid to enhance financial inclusion has noted its intentions to significantly increase its customer base and deepen wallet share of the banking population riding on its...

Increase funding for agric, infrastructure development – BoI MD

Mr Olukayode Pitan, the Chairman, Association of Nigerian Development Finance Institution, has urged increased collaboration among Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to address the economic challenges facing the country. Pitan, also...

ABCON unveils roadmap on save the naira campaign

...Empowers BDCs to bridge rising exchange rate gaps The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON)  has developed a roadmap campaign plan needed to save the naira from...

Aition

AON accedes to calls from government, suspends action in good fate

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has suspended its decision to withdraw its services across...

Dana Air pulls out of planned airline operators’ shutdown for Monday, as FG, Reps move to halt action

Dana Air has joined Ibom Air in pulling out from the proposed shutdown of operations by indigenous airlines in the...

Airlines operators remain adamant , insist  on  shutting-down services on Monday

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on Sunday said they are not backing down on its decision to suspend operations...

Ibom Airlines backs out of  Monday airlines’strike, to continue operations

Ibom Air Ibom Airlines said on Saturday that  it will not join the planned shutdown of flights announced by the...

Green Africa introduces N27,500 fares across all routes for Ramadam

Lagos-based indigenous operator, Green Africa Airways has introduced special fares for travellers in the season of Ramadan starting from N27,...

Travel and hospitality

Oworo in Agbaja plateau rev up cultural revival, celebrate Olowu Festival after 23yrs

Serene town of Agbaja, the spiritual and administrative headquarters of the Oworo people, located around  the eastern and western  banks...

Controversy over re-naming of National Theatre ‘is just a storm in a tea cup’– Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the uproar thrown up over his announcement of the renaming of...

Global Tourism Conference to hasten recovery of Nigeria’s tourism sector from pandemic – FG

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has explained that the planned Global Tourism Conference to be hosted by...

Nwanne Connect: Hero Lager hosts live concert for Easterners

P-Square, Illbliss others Perform Nwanne Connect, The Largest Gathering of Brothers held over the weekend in Onitsha with top Nigerian...

‘There is room for significant growth, improvement in Nigeria’s aviation industry – NCAA

Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Friday, posited that the country’s aviation industry has improved ‘exponentially’ over the...

Energy

Dangote, Port Harcourt refineries will end aviation fuel scarcity-FG

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika The Federal Government said on Tuesday that  the operationalisation of the Dangote and Port Harcourt refineries will help end the scarcity of aviation fuel, popularly...

NEMA recovers 9 dead bodies from Kano gas explosion

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has confirmed recovering 9 bodies so far from a Tuesday morning gas explosion which rocked a primary school building in Sabon Gari area of Kano...

Buhari to unveil new NNPC Ltd, July 18, says GMD Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari will unveil the new Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPC Ltd.) on July 18, 2022, according to the company’s Group Managing Director (GMD) and Chief Executive Officer,...

NCDMB takes capacity building to midstream with a summit

Sopuruchi Onwuka THE Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has declared intention to open opportunity platforms that would expose the rising potentials for commercial investments in oil and gas...

International News

Google announces $4m Black founders fund for 60 start-ups across Nigeria, others

Tech-giants, Google has unveiled the second leg of its Start-up Black Founders Fund for Africa which offers grants to 60...

Nigeria, Benin Republic to hand over Seme/Krake joint border to private sector

Nigeria and Benin Republic have decided to invite private sector to run the Seme/Krake Joint Border Post in order to...

President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE dies

The United Arab Emirates will hold 40 days of mourning after the longtime ruler died following a long illness, according...

U.S. Mission Nigeria announces Mandela Washington Fellows

U.S. Mission Nigeria has selected 56 recipients for the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for 2022.  Additionally, U.S. Mission Nigeria has...

Buhari hails French President Emmanuel Macron’s victory

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with French President, Emmanuel Macron, 44, for winning his second term in office, and making...