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

Democracy Day: Tinubu salutes Abiola, NADECO members

…warns against anti-democratic forces President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday hailed  the heroes of democracy on the 25 years of uninterrupted...

River’s crisis: Amaewhule, others not members of Rivers PDP, House of Assembly- Attorney General

From Chris Eze, Port Harcourt Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Dagogo Israel Iboroma, SAN, has said that...

Shettima goofed: Tinubu actually benefited from Atiku’s goodwill

Vice President Kashim Shettima goofed when he claimed that former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar benefited from President Bola...

Obidient movement not domiciled in any political party- Obi explains

…says that it’s a diverse and inclusive collective .Against the backdrop of a Political Party creating a directorate for the...

I’ve no plan to dump LP for APC, says Reps Member, Kama

From Chinedu Nwafor, Abakaliki The Member representing, Onicha, Ohaozara and Ivo (OHANIVO) Federal Constituency in the platform of the Labour...

Metro

 Rivers First Lady presents N10m cheques To 20 women farmers

From Chris Eze, Port Harcourt  Wife of Rivers State Governor, Lady Valerie Siminalayi Fubara, has presented cheques of N10million to 20 women farmers in the State who are the first...

Labour dares Tinubu, rejects claims of agreement on new minimum wage

Organised Labour has rejected President Bola Tinubu’s claims that an agreement has reached on a new national minimum wages in his nationwide broadcast to make Democracy Day. According to Organized...

Soludo  backs calls for  single-term for politicians, says no to LG autonomy

Anambra State Governor, Soludo  Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has expressed support for the growing calls for a single term for elected officeholders  in the country but rejects any...

Gov Soludo signs 11 Bills into Law

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo,  has signed into law, eleven bills passed by the state House of Assembly. Governor Soludo performed the function at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia....

Sports

Nigerian soccer talent pops in Europe, grabs London Golden Boot

Sopuruchi Onwuka Abia State born Nigerian footballer, Kester Chizimuzo Ody-Anumba, has caused an upset in the in Thurlow Football League, London, United Kingdom; adding to the list of young talented...

Rising stars shine at Ecobank’s National Schools Team Chess Championship

Unilag, Daysprings School, Marvelvine Montessori School top list; cart away millions in prize monies  University of Lagos (UNILAG), DaySpring School, Lagos and Marvelvine Montessori School, also in Lagos, have emerged...

Over 200 schools register for Ecobank Nat’l Schools’ Team Chess Championship

 More than 200 schools have so far registered for the National Schools’ Team Chess Championship being organized by Ecobank Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF). The competition is...

Foden fires Man City to record 4th  consecutive Premier League title

Manchester City have been crowned 2023/24 Premier League champions, becoming the first men’s team in the history of English football to win four top-flight titles in a row. The  3-1 ...

Opinion

Two Niger Delta ex-war lords at 60: Story of bravery, sacrifice and self aggrandizement

By Chris Eze, Port Harcourt Those who believe in horoscope or Zodiac signs say people born in the month of...

A Citizen-Centric review of Tinubu’s first year in office

As Nigeria marks one year under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a wave of optimism and discontent washes...

Black democracy and the tragedy of non compliance

Okey Ezeala, Umuahia. In every system of government - be it a monarchy, military or modern democracy, one common denominator...

Rivers crisis beyond Jonathan’s public alarm

By Chris Eze, Port Harcourt There is a saying that evil thrives when men of conscience keep mum in the...

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...

Entertainment

Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha USAID Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition in Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has named Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha as its inaugural Goodwill Ambassador for...

Tiger Beer roars at the AMVCAs, celebrating creativity and empowering talent

The African entertainment scene roared with the 2024 African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), celebrating the continent’s boldest creative talents...

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...

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

Fighting crime is in God’s hand -Abia CP

…Commends Otti for immensely supporting security agencies From Boniface Okoro, Umuahia  Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, says...

Standard Chartered accused of wheeling fund for terrorists

A British bank, Standard Chartered, which had escaped prosecution for money laundering carried out billions of dollars of transactions for...

Village helpless as bandits kidnap 160 in twin attacks

Sopuruchi Onwuka It was a tale of hopeless tragedy in the Kuchi community in Niger State weekend when gunmen launched...

A’Ibom State Police Command arrests 4 suspected kidnappers in military uniform, rescues victims

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, in its quest to making the state safe from criminal elements, has arrested four...

Group commends NSCDC boss over fight against crimes

The Niger Delta Peace and Environmental Justice (NDPEJ) has commended Dr. Ahmed Audi,Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and...

Insurance

AIICO commemorates 2024 ICD, rewards school children

AIICO Insurance Plc has opted to commemorate this year’s International Children's Day (ICD) by honouring and rewarding school children, making the day a memorable and remarkable one for hundreds of...

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...

Money Market

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Nigeria’s economy to hit $1.85trn, inflation decelerated to 14% – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in a recent report, says that Nigeria’s economy will climb to $1.85 trillion in 2029, with inflation decelerating to 14 per cent. The projection which...

IFC awards Access Bank Best Trade Partner Bank West Africa

Access Bank has been recognized as the ‘Best Trade Partner Bank West Africa 2024’ by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Presented at the Global Trade Partners Meeting (GTPM), held recently,...

Oando hauls in $550 m for NNPC’s Project Gazelle

Regains position at JSE Sopuruchi Onwuka Strong financial performance of Oando Plc in 2023 has not only reactivated investors’ interest in the company’s shares but also enabled the indigenous energy...

NCDMB to reposition NCIF for higher impact

Sopuruchi Onwuka The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has tasked the custodians of the Nigerian Content Intervention (NCI) Fund and the parent Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF), to...

Aviation

Air Force Base for Abia soon, as Otti promise land for project

By Boniface Okoro, Umuahia Abia State would soon get an Air force base following the approval by the Chief of...

Helicopter Fee Stoppage: Airline operators commend Keyamo

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has received accolades from the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON)...

British Airways reopens lounge at MMIA Lagos

British Airways (BA) has officially opened its redesigned and refurbished Lounge at the Murtala Mohammed international Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, in...

Vivajets highlights aviation’s role in regional Security

Aviation outfit, Vivajets, has underscored the role of business aviation in fostering regional integration and security in Africa. This was...

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...

Travel and hospitality

FG endorses AfroFlavour Food Festival in UK, U.S, to use platform to drive inbound tourism

Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John has endorsed the forthcoming AfroFlavour Food Festival billed for Manchester, in the United Kingdom (UK)...

Taxes, levies, others top discourse, as Lagos MDAs meet T&H operators

Factors militating against an ideal working environment, relationship and understanding between regulators, policy formulators, on one hand, and practitioners in...

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...

Energy

NNPC’s NETCO repositioning for greater competition

Sopuruchi Onwuka The industry services arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, the NNPC Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO) has declared readiness to launch into the market with...

Putin dismisses Europe as military pushover

Vladimir Putin has warned that Europe is “defenceless” and unprepared for a nuclear conflict with Russia. In a typically bellicose speech at the St Petersburg Economic Forum this week, Putin...

WIEN hails Tetracore Energy Group over inauguration of gas facilities in Ogun

Advocacy and professional group in the oil and gas sector, the Women In Energy Network (WIEN), Friday, hailed the indigenous midstream gas firm in the country, Tetracore Energy Group Limited...

Gov. Uzodinma inaugurates Engr. Sam Nwire as Chairman Imo State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The executive Governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma has inaugurated Engr. Sam Nwire, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Power as the Chairman Imo State Electricity Regulatory...

International News

US Secret Service preps protection in case Trump gets jail

Secret Service chiefs are working on plans for how their agents will continue to protect Donald Trump if he is...

Trump vows to appeal felony convictions

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has  vowed to appeal his guilty verdict, a day after a jury of New York...

Trump becomes first convicted U.S. president

May still run for presidency in next election, lawyer vows appeal A jury at Manhattan Criminal Court has found former...

Ex-junta chief Deby Itno  sworn in as Chad President , ending years of military rule

Chad swore in Mahamat Deby Itno as  President on Thursday after holding elections earlier this month, completing a disputed transition...

AfDB’s Adesina highlights Africa as world’s best investment destination at BADEA’s 50th anniversary

Africa’s human, land, mineral resource and cross-border trade endowments combine to make it the world’s most promising investment destination, now...