Ukraine war

Danger looms as Ukraine nuclear plant is `out of control’

The U.N. nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow...

Russia’s war in Ukraine gets bloodier with 75,000 Russian casualties

More than 75,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or injured since the Kremlin launched its brutal war on Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to U.S. intelligence. Speaking to CNN, Michigan...

How Asian customers win the oil game prize

Russia, Saudi Arabia, EU are losers Sopuruchi Onwuka Asian countries, mainly India and China, have become the prize winners in the ongoing trade sanction spat between the industrialized economies of...

Ukraine gets more Western support as Russia hits hard

French President Macron, German Chancellor Scholz, Italian PM Draghi and Romanian President Iohannis visit Kyiv Britain will host talks on rebuilding key infrastructure in Kyiv on Friday, a day after...

Politics

2023: ‘I’ve no senatorial ambitions’ – Dariye

Recently-freed former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has denied interest in returning to politics to contest the 2023 General...

2023: Obi unveils Okigbo as new Campaign Organisation’s spokesperson

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Dr Peter Obi, Friday announced the appointment of Professor...

2023 Guber: Ebonyi founding fathers split over zoning controversies

From Chinedu Nwafor Abakaliki Umahi during on-the-spot assessment of Akaeze youth unrest on Monday As political intrigues heighten in Ebonyi...

‘You are such liars,’ Femi Kuti denies calling Peter Obi’s supporters ‘zombies’

Afrobeat music’s multi-award winning veteran, Femi Kuti has denied referring to supporters of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party...

Gov. Wike distances self from alleged suit challenging outcome of PDP presidential primary

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has finally taken his grievances to court as he dragged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and...

Metro

Ebonyi  Govt approves N18m for  building collapse victims

… Announces  training programme  for 300 Youths, LG Officials From Chinedu Nwafor, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Government has approved the sum of N18million for victims Ekaja market building collapse. The State...

2023: ‘Don’t spoil Obi’s work’ – Salvador, rejects Rhodes-Vivour as LP governorship candidate in Lagos

Labour Party (LP) has declared Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour as winner of its substitution primary election for the 2023 Governorship Election in Lagos State. Dr Peter Obi The primary for the replacement...

2023: Dariye set to get Labour Party’s senatorial ticket for Plateau Central zone

Barely three days after his release from prison following pardon by the National Council of State, former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye is set to be presented with a senatorial ticket...

Peace, security, political stability; special gifts from God – Ikpeazu

From BONIFACE OKORO, Umuahia Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says people of the state should not to take for granted, the peace and security they...

Sports

2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beat France 1-0

Nigeria’s female U-20 national football team, the Falconets, early Friday morning, beat France Women by 1-0 to open their campaign in the 2022 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup on a...

2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria face France in opener, Friday

Nigeria’s female U-20 national football team, the Falconets will kick off their campaign in the FIFA Women's World Cup with tough match against France on Friday, in Costa Rica. Falconets...

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria medal winning athletes receive dollar rewards from Sports ministry

Fourth batch of Team Nigeria medalists and their coaches at the just-concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, have received their cash rewards from the Federal Ministry of Youth and...

Commonwealth Games: Female athletes shine, as Team Nigeria finish in overall 7th, first in Africa

Nigeria’s female athletes have taken the shine at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, as the championship closed on Monday with the country finishing seventh on the overall medals table...

Opinion

Soludo @ 62: Redefining governance In Anambra State

By Christian Aburime The month of July remains a significant month in the Gregorian calendar. It is the month of...

“Deji, this is not true”, journalist who was at Obi’s meeting with Deji Adeyanju screams.

Dr Peter Obi I am at pains joining issues with a friend in public but at this instance, I cannot...

Expectations of the new NNPC as it changes its status

It is a welcome development for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC)  which has not lived up to its...

Our Votes Will Count

By  Boniface Chizea I am gradually becoming sold on this promise which Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) never tire of...

Obi and Revolution

By Valentine Obienyem  The newest phenomenon in town, Mr. Peter Obi turns 61 today. Contrary to the customary use of...

Entertainment

‘You are such liars,’ Femi Kuti denies calling Peter Obi’s supporters ‘zombies’

Afrobeat music’s multi-award winning veteran, Femi Kuti has denied referring to supporters of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party...

Kizz Daniel apologises to Tanzanian fans, offers free show, Friday

Contemporary Afrobeat star, Kizz Daniel ((real name, Oluwatobiloba Daniel) has apologised to Tanzanian music fans over his failure to perform...

FG secures release of Kizz Daniel from Tanzanian police custody

Federal Government, through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Monday night, secured the release of contemporary music star, Kizz Daniel...

Amazon Prime Video opens Naira services for Nigerian streamers

Amazon Prime Video has ordered the Nigerian originals “Gangs of Lagos” and “LOL: Last One Laughing Naija,” and opened up...

Popular actress Ada Ameh dies

Popular Nollywood sit-com artiste, and Benue-born actress, Ms. Ada Ameh, has died, late Sunday, in a Delta State hospital. Ms....

E-Platform

NCC insists new advert, promo rates on telcos not double taxation

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has insisted that its collection of new adverts and promo rates from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) will not amount to double taxation. This comes as Mobile...

Nigeria’s broadband penetration hits 44.5% – NCC boss

Nigeria’s broadband usage has continued on the rise, moving up from 40.9% in February 2022 to 44.5% in July 2022 . A figure considered hopeful for achieving the national broadband...

Amazon Prime Video opens Naira services for Nigerian streamers

Amazon Prime Video has ordered the Nigerian originals “Gangs of Lagos” and “LOL: Last One Laughing Naija,” and opened up local currency services for the platform in the country. The...

Elon Musk demands Twitter deal be based on real accounts

Elon Musk said that if Twitter Inc. could provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and how it confirmed that the accounts are real, his $44 billion deal to buy...

Crime

Owo Catholic church attack: DHQ arrests two more suspected terrorists

Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Thursday, in Abuja, disclosed two more Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists who participated in...

Kaduna-Abuja train attack: Families pay N200m ransom, as terrorists free seven more hostages

Families of abducted passengers on the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train reportedly paid N200 million in ransom as terrorists freed seven more...

Owo Catholic church attack: Gov. Akeredolu warns Ebira people in Kogi

Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has corroborated the earlier announcement issued by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), as he confirmed the arrest...

Israeli Iron Dome intercepted 97% of missiles fired by Islamic jihadists

Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has declared that over 1000 missiles fired at the Jewish state by Islamic jihadists from Gaza...

Four months after pardon, ex-Govs. Dariye, Nyame regain freedom

Nearly four months after they were granted their freedom by the National Council of State, in April, two former governors...

Insurance

AIICO Insurance Grows GWP by 21.4% In H1 2022

AIICO Insurance Plc, foremost and most resilient insurance services provider has announced a gross written premium (GWP) of N45.5billion in the H1 2022, up by 21.4per cent compared with N37.481billion...

More insurance companies may be liquidated – NAICOM

National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has disclosed that more insurance companies operating in the country may be liquidated as part of its moves to reposition the industry. Deputy Commissioner, Technical, NAICOM,...

Pension Fund invests N1trn in Nigerian Stock

Nigerian Pension Fund Administrators (PFA) have increased their investments in the local stock market as investments hit the N1 trillion mark, increasing by N8.73 billion compared to N999 billion recorded...

Heifer Int’l assists in compensation of smallholder farmers with over N100m insurance payout to mitigate losses

…Collaborates with Olam, PULA and Leadway Assurance, helps farmers increase resilience to climate change. In its resolve to help smallholder farmers mitigate loss of harvests due to poor weather conditions,...

Money Market

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Firstbank commemorates 2022 Int’l Youth Day, dedicating the week to celebrating the youth

  First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day, globally celebrated today, 12 August 2022 and themed “Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for...

AGM: Oando shareholders task govt on oil theft, insecurity

Sopuruchi Onwuka Owners of indigenous energy independent firm, Oando Plc, have required the government to explore workable partnerships in addressing the rising incidents of oil theft and facility vandalism in...

Polaris Bank  not sold to Babangida’s son-in-law, says NDIC , insists  bank safe and sound

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) says  that all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in Nigeria are safe and sound, denying that Polaris Bank has been sold to the son-in-law of...

NDIC boss fingers managers for banks failure

Managing Director of  Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr Bello Hassan ,has blamed the failure of banking institutions on the officers entrusted to look after them. Hassan said this at...

Aviation

Aero prepares to resume flight operations, takes delivery of two new aircraft

Barely three weeks after announcing an indefinite shutdown of flight operations nationwide, indigenous carrier, Aero Contractors has taken delivery of...

Bonny Light Energy And Offshore Limited pledges supply of 60 m liters of Jet-A1

Indigenous fuel trader, Bonny Light Energy And Offshore Limited, has declared commitment to step into the fuel supply crisis rocking...

US queues up with 7 countries to buy Indian fighter jets

World’s military super power, the United States, is surprisingly in line to buy Indian made single engine fighter aircraft after...

NIMASA, NITT sign MoU on research and training

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of...

Ferrari seeking approval to roll out flying car

A Ferrari-red flying car is could soon become every commuter’s dream come true: It would fly over miles of gridlock...

Travel and hospitality

Crisis looms at border communities, as Taraba park’s elephants, lions wreak havoc on Cameroonian livestock, farmlands

Taraba State’s Gashaka-Gumti National Park is now at the centre of another looming international border crisis between Cameroonian and Nigerian...

Nigerians frustrating FG’s passport reforms – Aregbesola, says ‘no booklet scarcity’

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has blamed the negative attitude of some Nigerian as frustrating reforms initiated by the...

Immigration Service redeploys 69 senior officers for zones, formations, commands

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the redeployment of 69 senior officers of the agency to various commands and outposts...

‘Nigeria tourism has to be private-sector driven, with government as enabler’ – Ex-Cross River Governor, Imoke

Former Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, has tasked governments at all levels to provide stimulus for operators...

‘Our 5-yr strategic plan helped us survive Covid – 19 pandemic’– Radisson Blu Hotel GM, Christophe

General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja, Lagos, Noel Christophe, has disclosed that the hospitality establishment’s five-year strategic plan...

Energy

N6.7bn subsidy payments: Reps not convinced with CBN

National Assembly committee investigating subsidy payments approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria on behalf of the Federal Government say they not convinced with the explanations provided by the bank....

NLNG denies involvement in illegal gas exportation

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (NLNG) has denied allegations that the company is involved in the illegal exportation of gas products. General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, NLNG, Mr...

ExxonMobil-Seplat Deal: When regulator overrides the minister

Sopuruchi Onwuka The sturdy grip of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) on the moves by the American multinational petroleum giant, ExxonMobil, to divest its Nigerian affiliate to indigenous...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine....

International News

‘I did not ask Tinubu to step down for Peter Obi’– Ghana President, Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, had stated that he did not at any time advise the ruling All Progressives Congress...

ECOWAS Parliament suspends controversial staff recruitment exercise

Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, has ordered the...

African Business Roundtable, Afreximbank conclude online masterclass

The African Business Roundtable (ABR) and the African Import-Export Bank (Afreximbank) have rounded off the coordinated Project Preparation Masterclass webinar...

ECOWAS says recruitment scandal allegation ‘a misrepresentation of real issues’

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament has debunked allegations of recruitment irregularities leveled against it by some Nigerian...

Elon Musk demands Twitter deal be based on real accounts

Elon Musk said that if Twitter Inc. could provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and how it confirmed that...