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

Kano APC nullifies  Ganduje’s suspension, sacks party’s ward leaders

The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), State Working Committee, has overruled the suspension of the National...

Peter Obi Mourns Ogbonnaya Onu, says he was a patriotic and inclusive leader.

Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, expressed deep sadness at the news of the passing of Dr....

Tinubu mourns  Ogbonnaya Onu

President Bola Tinubu extends his deepest condolences to the Onu family over the passing of Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, CON. Chief...

Ogbonnaya Onu’s death shocking, devastating, says Uzodimma

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State is in shock to hear about the death of the former Governor of old...

Ex-Minister of Science and Technology , Ogbonnaya Onu dies at 72

A former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is dead. The first civilian governor of Abia State died...

Metro

Fubara launches Rivers contributory health insurance programme

From Chris Eze, Port Harcourt After three years of signing into law the Rivers State Contributory Health Insurance Protection Programme, Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Monday officially launched the programme and...

Dunamis apologises to woman accused of false testimony

The Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja has bowed to public pressure to apologise to a female worshiper, Veronica Anyim, who was on Sunday publicly accused of giving false testimony in...

Kano APC nullifies  Ganduje’s suspension, sacks party’s ward leaders

The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), State Working Committee, has overruled the suspension of the National Chairman of the party,  Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje. The Kano...

Gov Nwifuru directs immediate construction of Iziogo,- Ndiokeda- Onueyim Road

In line with his People's Charter of Needs philosophy anchored on infrastructural rebirth and human capital development, Governor Francis Nwifuru on Saturday directed the immediate construction of over  55kilomiter Iziogo,...

Sports

Knights of St. John lead others to host Aniagwu Golf Kitty

The Knights of St. John International will lead other dignitaries to a golf tournament at the Ikoyi Club 1938, to celebrate the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos,...

Abia, Hungary partner to build sports academy, as Otti outlines plans for sports development

From Boniface Okoro, Umuahia Abia State says it's partnership with Hungary in the area of sports development would lead to establishment of an international sports academy in the state. The...

Soludo hosts ex-Rangers Int’l players, describes them as living legends

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR says the old Rangers International players are living legends who deserve nothing short of celebration for making the Nigerian nation proud in...

Athletics : Bayelsa athletes shine in Asaba, as Tejiri, Pere win 100m

Photo Tejiri  Godwin in yellow vest powering to the finish line. Athletes from Bayelsa participating in the ongoing Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN)/MOC National Trials in Asaba, Delta State have...

Opinion

The trained doctors are back in Borno, all thanks to VP Shettima

By Stanley Nkwocha Gratitude, they say, does not play around. It goes straight for the heart. It is what happens...

My Reflections at Sixty

Sylvester Odion Akhaine  I am 60 today. I have decided to share my reflections on my journey so far and...

Ozigbo’s false narratives on Soludo’s stewardship

By Christian ABURIME Val Ozigbo It has always been obvious that Anambra State, the Light of the Nation and the...

Anambra’s Out-of-school children best Score: Soludo’s educational impact on national scale!

By Christian Aburime In the complex landscape of Nigeria’s educational system, where challenges often loom large, Anambra State stands out...

Governor Eno :  A compassionate champion of the poor and the vulnerable

By Dr. Kenneth Akpan In his inaugural address on May 29th, 2023, Governor Umo Eno, had laid out in a...

Entertainment

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...

Easter: Nigerian Breweries brings “The Big Weekend Experience 2.0” to Onitsha, Warri, Akure

Nigerian Breweries, the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria, is set to host the second edition of the "Big...

Soludo mourns the passing of Nollywood Icon, Amaechi Muonagor

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, has expressed deep sadness over the news of the passing of Nollywood actor...

Amstel Malta celebrates a Decade of Excellence as sponsor of  10th AMVCA

Premium malt brand, Amstel Malta reaffirms its support for the African film and creative industry as it announces headline sponsorship...

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

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...

Police accuse ‘powerful individuals’ in Anambra of freeing arrested cultists, others

Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Aderemi Adeoye has accused persons described as ‘influential and powerful’ in the state of...

DHQ blames oil thieves for killing of soldiers in Okuama

Barely days after it declared 8 persons wanted in connection with the killing of 17 soldiers in the Okuama community...

Insurance

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...

AIICO Insurance honours agents, staff at annual awards ceremony

AIICO Insurance Plc., has honoured its sales agents and management during a specially organised performance appreciation annual award for 2023. MD/CEO, Mr. Babatunde Fajemirokun (3rd from left) and other executives...

AIICO Insurance celebrates 60yrs grand anniversary, rewards staff, management

AIICO Insurance Plc, a leading and frontline player in the underwriting business in Nigeria, has commemorated its 60th anniversary, at a ceremony which gathered together management, staff members, ex-staff members,...

Money Market

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CBN’s recall of BDCs into FX market boosted naira recovery- says Gwadabe

*Naira up by N660 since BDCs’ return to FX market The Association of Bureaux de Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) an umbrella body of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-...

Minister visits +234 Art Fair, says FG  has road map and strategic framework for sector

… Lauds Ecobank, Soto Gallery and others   Photo Caption Project Manager +234 Art Fair, Toyin Laoshe; Managing Director/Regional Executive, Ecobank Nigeria, Bolaji Lawal; Minister of Art, Culture and Creative...

Detained Binance executive Nadeem Anjarwalla, escapes from custody

FG files tax evasion charges against the cryptocurrency exchange platform. One of the two Binance executives detained in Nigeria for alleged tax evasion and other offences, Nadeem Anjarwalla, has reportedly...

Global Money Week: CBN, NGX, partners boost students’ financial literacy

Nigerian Exchange Limited, Central Bank of Nigeria and other capital market operators have organised a symposium to boost the financial literacy level of some students in Lagos to mark the...

Aviation

Gov Soludo salutes  Allen Onyema on Air Peace’s historic inaugural flight to London

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, has expressed profound congratulations to Barr. Allen Onyema, the Chairman/CEO of Air...

US authorities release photos of Wigwe crash site

Isokpo community declares 8 day of mourning The Aviation authorities in the United States have released timages from the site...

African corporate community shaken by Wigwe’s death

Bad weather crashed chopper Sopuruchi Onwuka The death of one of Africa’s finest bankers and business enabler, Herbert Wigwe, has...

CSO commends NAHCON on Hajj 2024 Fare, cautions against ‘unrealistic promises’

Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a Civil Society Organization (CSO), that monitors and reports on Hajj and Umrah activities has commended...

Foreign airlines laude  CBN for  clearing forex backlog

The foreign airlines operating in Nigeria  have applauded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the clearance of the backlog...

Travel and hospitality

2024 edition of NIHOTOUR Gastronomy Festival gets May 31 date

National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has announced Friday, May 31, as the date for the hosting of the...

Angola opens visa collection office in Port Harcourt

Southern African country of Angola has officially opened its visa collection centre in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. This...

Ministry, NIHOTOUR to train local tour operators, guides, as EcoGenesis Incubator Series moves to Ekiti

Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), is set to train tour operators...

FG clears Nigerians with expired passports to return home, directs airlines, missions to comply

Federal Government has cleared Nigerians living abroad with expired passports to return home, according to a notice to the Ministry...

Passengers to receive 25% rebates from defaulting airlines for delayed, cancelled flights – NCAA

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has disclosed that from January, 2024 delayed and cancelled domestic flights would attract a 25...

Energy

NNPC, NIPCO Gas partnership expands AutoCNG network

.*** Redefining Nigeria's Energy Landscape The NIPCO Gas Limited joint partnership with Nigeria National Petroleum.Company Ltd (NNPCL) is set to transform AutoCNG infrastructure nationwide giving hope to motorist for an...

More EKEDC customers to enjoy minimum of 20 hours power supply

*As NERC approves migration of 33 additional feeders to band A More customers under Eko Electricity Distribution Company’s franchise area are set to experience and enjoy a guaranteed minimum of...

NNPCL:  Natural gas vital to driving economic growth – Kyari

Mele Kyari The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, (NNPCL) Mele Kyari, has reiterated the crucial role of natural gas in fuelling economic growth and...

PETAN resolves to support Nigeria’s oil and gas production growth

…Commits to Strengthening Partnership with NAEC The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has promised to support the efforts of the Bola Tinubu-led administration toward increasing Nigeria's oil and gas...

International News

Trump heads to first criminal trial ever of a former US president

Donald Trump is headed to trial on Monday, the first former U.S. president ever to face criminal charges and the...

World leaders condemn Iran over strike on Israel

Countries around the world condemned Iran’s strikes on Israel, with many warning that the attack threatened to further destabilize the...

Switzerland to host Ukraine Peace Summit on June 15-16

The Swiss government will host a two-day high-level conference in June aimed at achieving peace in Ukraine, it said on...

WTO forecasts rebound in global trade but warns of downside risks

Global goods trade is expected to pick up gradually this year following a contraction in 2023 that was driven by...

U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria, committed to advancing women’s rights

…Confers “Woman of Courage” award to Priscilla Ikos Usiobaifo Photo Ms. Priscilla Ikos Usiobaifo and Acting Deputy Chief of Misson,...