Ukraine war

ICC warrant: S. Africa offers Putin virtual presence at BRICS’ Jo’burg summit

After all the tough talks, the government of South Africa has finally made its choice to align with the international community which has issued warrant of arrest on President Vladimir...

Prigozhin had beaten contractors

Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin had a man dubbed "The Teacher" who beat up employees, according to The Project. "The Teacher" beat up people who'd fallen out of favor in a...

NATO members pledge eternal support for Ukraine

The 31-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, has reaffirmed Ukraine's inherent right to self-defence as enshrined in Article 51 of the UN Charter. The declaration which...

Zelenskyy accuses Putin of planning nuclear scare

Sopuruchi Onwuka, with agency reports President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has accused his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of planning a nuclear scare at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant to deter...

Politics

APC Guber Primary: Ward Exco passes vote of confidence on Jimoh Ibrahim

Executives and members of All Progressives Congress(APC) Igbotako Ward II in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have passed...

Imo North: The fear of Ibezim…

Imo North: The fear of Ibezim… This is what Comedian AY (Ayo Makun) said: “People will make up false narratives...

Otti welcomes 2 defecting YPP lawmakers to LP

From Boniface Okoro, Umuahia Photo Governor Alex  Otti welcomes Hon. Nwogu and Hon. Ahuama, former YPP members to Labour Party....

Oborevwori, a truly gifted leader, says Okakuro Atose

*As PDP stakeholders pass confidence vote on Oborevwori, Umukoro Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, on Friday received praise for his...

Rivers crisis and Gov. Fubara’s counter-offensive

By Chris Eze, Port Harcourt Could it be said that Rivers Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara is now fully dressed in...

Metro

ICAN announces sudden death of Johnmark Ukoko 

  The Executive and members of the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria, (CICAN), wish to announce the sudden demise of Mr Johnmark Ukoko, who passed on to glory...

Gov Otti speaks at Cambridge University Conference

The University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, United Kingdom, will be hosting the Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti,  on Saturday, May 18, 2024. This year's conference theme, ‘Kujenga Africa:...

Police arrest truck driver for crushing bus, killing 3, injuring 5

From Boniface Okoro, Umuahia Lokpanta accident scene Abia State Police Command has comformed the arrest of a truck driver who crushed three persons to death early  Thursday morning at Lekwesi...

Gov  Eno inaugurates 60m Obot Akara Bridge Project, awards contract for Mbiaso Bridge

Fresh from completing and inaugurating a 60-meter span bridge and road project in Obot Akara local government area, Governor Umo Eno has approved another contract for the construction of a...

Sports

Gov. Fubara congratulates Finidi George as new Super Eagles coach

From Chris Eze, Port Harcourt  Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has congratulated Rivers-born ex-international and ace winger, Finidi George on his appointment by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the...

EKEDC commits to health  wellness, sports development

Nigeria’s leading utility firm, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has reiterated its commitment to supporting Health and Wellness and Sports Development initiatives at the recently concluded EKEDC Tennis Tournament at...

 NFF  appoints Finidi George  as Super Eagles  Head Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles winger Finidi George as the new head coach of the nation’s senior men’s national team.  NFF Board, which approved the...

Sanwo-Olu celebrates Chess Master, Tunde Onakoya for setting new Guinness World Records 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated Nigerian Chess master, Tunde Onakoya, for setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest marathon chess. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement...

Opinion

Emefiele: New day new allegation

By Luke Onyekakeyah The continued hounding of Mr. Godwin Emefiele the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria...

Rivers crisis and Gov. Fubara’s counter-offensive

By Chris Eze, Port Harcourt Could it be said that Rivers Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara is now fully dressed in...

NUPRC not delaying $1.3bn ExxonMobil assets deal

By Ibrahim Musa There are indications that the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC, the regulator of Nigeria’s upstream oil...

Two Years On: Echoes of Joe Anatune (1960-2022)

By Christian ABURIME In the rhythmic trajectory of our lives, some memories die hard. Some bonds endure longer. A treasured...

As ex-Gov Ikpeazu and his gang fret over Abia forensic audit, missing airport

By Kazie Uko Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, shone, glowed and dazzled like a Diamond last Friday, April...

Entertainment

How Amstel Malta celebrated African Fashion, and Film at AMVCA 2024

The 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs) was not just an event; it was a night...

62-year-old woman among winners as cobra casino berths in Lagos

A 62 year-old woman, Mrs. Benson was among the first set of winners at the grand opening ceremony of Cobra...

Junior Pope: Gov. Fubara assures succour for bereaved Rivers family

From Chris Eze, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has said that the State Government would offer assistance...

Gov Soludo condoles with Nollywood on death of members in recent boat tragedy

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, has commiserated with families, Actors Guild of Nigeria and the entire Nollywood...

 Nollywood actor, as Junior Pope dies

.  Nollywood actor, Pope Odonwodo, also known as Junior Pope, dies. News of his death was announced on Wednesday, by...

E-Platform

Upgraded NIN to be multipurpose – NIMC

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says the newly-upgraded National Identity Number (NIN) cards about to be launched will be multipurpose, with payment functionality for all types of social and financial...

NIMC confirms unauthorized access to NIN verification credentials

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has confirmed that a third-party company illegally gained access into its database containing National Identity Number (NIN) verification credentials. This is just as the commission...

SIM-NIN: NIMC insists on deadline, as subscribers demand extension, with over 40m lines barred

Crisis in the country’s telecommunication sector appears to brewing as the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has insisted on barring more telephone lines over failure by subscribers to...

Minister constitutes committee to review telecom sector’s challenges

Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani has set up a 5-man Ministerial Committee to review operational conditions in the country’s telecommunications sector. Minister of Communications, Innovation...

Crime

Ajayi Crowther University investigates alleged rape of a female student

Management of Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo has handed over to the police two members of vigilance group who were...

How I narrowly escaped from a kidnap-robbery gang in Lagos

For Mrs Omolara Osunkoya, a Lagos resident, December 8th 2023, was an unforgettable day in her life. But about two...

Court sentences Bobrisky to six months imprisonment without option of fine

The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday, sentenced controversial crossdresser, Idris Olarewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, to six...

Cult rivalry claims 28 year old in Bayelsa

 Violent rivalry and clash between notorious cult group, the Greenlanders and the Bobos on Tuesday night allegedly led to death...

Man excretes 80 wraps of cocaine at Lagos airport, as NDLEA seizes 2,144 parcels of ‘Colorado’

One Delhi, India-bound passenger, identified as Mr. Freeman Charles Ogbonna has reportedly excreted 80 wraps of cocaine at the screening...

Insurance

Independent Newspaper charts new growth path for insurance sector

The Independent Newspaper had on Wednesday, 17th April 2024 charted a new growth narratives for insurance sector in Nigeria at its maiden Insurance Summit tagged: Inclusive Insurance: Navigating The New Narratives...

Tinubu appoints Board of National Insurance Commission

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the following qualified Nigerians to the Board of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM): (1) Ms. Halima Kyari -- Chairperson (2) Mr. Olusegun...

IWD 2024: AIICO hosts career guidance, entrepreneurial empowerment  programmes for women

AIICO Insurance Plc., celebrated the International Women's Day 2024 across the country, last Friday, with programmes and activities aimed at exploring, enhancing, and exhibiting the potential of women, both within...

Contributory pension funds rise by 22% to reach N18.36trn – PenCom

National Pension Commission (PenCom) has disclosed that total assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme reached N18.36 trillion by the end of 2023. PenCom’s ‘Unaudited report on pension funds industry portfolio...

Money Market

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Ecobank MySME Growth Series: AI holds the key to business development, says Erhabor

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country have been advised to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to grow their businesses. Founder AI Nigeria, Ehia Erhabor, made this submission in...

Banks must  enforce CBN’s order on PoS registration,says CAC

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on Thursday directed financial institutions in the country  to ensure compliance with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN)  order on compulsory registration of Point of Sales...

List of 16 banking transactions exempted from CBN’s new cybersecurity levy

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Olayemi Cardoso The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday ordered all banks to start charging a 0.5 per cent cybersecurity levy on all...

Brand repositioning critical for SME survival, says expert at Ecobank MySME Growth Series

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country have been advised to embark on brand repositioning to survive the current competitive environment. General Manager, Enterprise Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Charles Okonkwo,...

Aviation

US-Nigeria open skies air transport agreement enters into force

The U.S.-Nigeria Air Transport Agreement, which has been provisionally applied since 2000, entered into force on May 13, 2024. This...

Tinubu, Shettima to pay tollgate fees at airports

*As FG makes payment of e-tags compulsory President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima will start paying tollgate fees...

Xejet aircraft skids off Lagos Airport runway

An Xejet aircraft arriving from Abuja to Lagos has skidded off the runway,according to  the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau( NSIB)....

Delta to restart Lagos-New York flights, upgrades fleet for Ghana-SA service

United States-based airline, Delta Air Lines has commenced moves aimed at reinforcing its number one position as the largest American...

Gov Eno inaugurates Airbus 220-300 for Ibom Air

Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency Pastor Umo Eno, inaugurated an additional aircraft in the fleet of Ibom Air (Airbus...

Travel and hospitality

Otti’s vision to make Abia global medical tourist centre’ll transform healthcare delivery – Chukwu

From Boniface Okoro, Umuahia  The dream by the Dr. Alex Otti-led administration to build a world-class Medical Village in Abia...

SON partners Lagos, FTAN to implement standardisation of hotel services

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has reached an agreement with Lagos Government and the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria...

Delta to restart Lagos-New York flights, upgrades fleet for Ghana-SA service

United States-based airline, Delta Air Lines has commenced moves aimed at reinforcing its number one position as the largest American...

Stakeholders worry over tourism ministry’s myriad of challenges, blame NASS, others

Stakeholders in the country's travel and tourism industry have expressed worry and shock over the lack of adequate funding, including...

‘We cannot afford to remain stagnant’ – Tourism minister, woos ANJET in quest to revitalize sector

Minister of Tourism, Ms Lola Ade-John, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to repositioning and diversifying the country's...

Energy

PAP boss advocated partnership to bridge medical professionals gap in N/Delta 

    Photo Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Dennis Otuaro PhD (middle), the Vice-Chancellor of Bayelsa Medical University, Prof Ebitimitula Etebu, and other officials of the PAP and BMU...

How to end fuel scarcity in Cross River, Akwa Ibom states  – IPMAN 

Ani Bassey, Calabar  The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Calabar Depot, has appealed to the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to allocate a percentage to...

 Ekperikpo Ekpo appointed as Co-Chairman of NCDMB Governing Council

In line with his avowed commitment to establish a more efficient, targeted, and consistent approval process for unique oil and gas projects in the country, President Bola Tinubu has approved...

Shell paid $1.09bn in taxes, royalties in 2023 – Report

Shell companies paid a total of $1.09 billion in corporate taxes and royalties to the Federal Government in 2023 fiscal year. It was learnt that the revenue accrued through the...

International News

Slovakia: PM Robert Fico shot, in ‘life threatening condition

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico is in a "life-threatening condition" in hospital after being shot five times in what his...

Canada’s Senate honours Nigerian, Ukpai, for anti-malaria advocacy

Nigerian resident in Halifax, Canada, Dr. Olugu Ukpai, has received commendation from Canada’s upper federal legislative chamber, the Senate, for...

Industry Engagement Forum in Lagos aims to increase health product manufacturing in Africa

The 2024 Industry Engagement Forum, themed "Unlocking Healthcare Value Chains and Driving Investment through Partnerships: Accelerating Equitable Access to Quality-Assured...

WTO, ADB strengthen collaboration for sustainable economic growth

The WTO Secretariat and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 1...

Biden, 17 other world leaders issue joint call for Hamas to immediately free hostages

US President Joe Biden leads a joint statement from the leaders of 18 countries with citizens being held hostage by...