Ukraine war

African students pressed to fight Putin’s war

Desperate African students who face intense financial pressure in Russia are now lured with financial benefits and citizenship to pick up arms against Ukraine, according to reports by Daily Beast....

Baltic countries pledge to NATO common defense

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on Tuesday took aim at Russia for the missile strike in Poland that left two dead in the border town of Przewodow, just a few kilometers...

Russia execute military deserter with sledgehammer

Government of Russia weekend killed one of its fighters in the war with Ukraine by smashing his head with a sledge hammer, marking one of the cruelest executions in modern...

Russsian invasion: 14m Ukrainians have fled home

The number of Ukrainians who have fled their homes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has reached 14 million, according to the latest United Nations data. Addressing the...

Politics

 2023: Atiku in race to make Nigeria better for Nigerians, not for drug trafficking , forgery, money laundering, aide replies Tinubu

 An aide to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe ,  has reacted to the Friday...

G5 Governors: Atiku’s aide slams CJN for frolicking with politicians

…Says CJN action dangerous  to nation’s democracy Aide to Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

Beatrice Akpala emerges Chairman C’River Publicity Committee of APC PCC

From Aniekan Aniekan, Calabar  Senior Special Assistant  to the Cross River State Governor on Communication and Advocacy, Beatrice Akpala has...

Tinubu, a good product Ndigbo will benefit from, says Uzodimma

...Uzodimma is Imo, Nigeria's change, hope,  joy, APC presidential candidate insists Governor  Hope Uzodimma of Imo State had said that...

Thousands attend S’West APC Presidential Rally in Lagos, as Tinubu takes campaign to the youth

•Sanwo-Olu, Progressive Governors: ‘He’s country best choice for president’ •‘PDP about to repeat another failure in Lagos’ - Tinubu L-R: Governor...

Metro

Uzodimma flags-off distribution of relief materials to Imo flood victims

...Commends Buhari for being compassionate Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma (2nd right) Head NEMA Operations Owerri Office, Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji(right) Deputy Governor, Prof Placid Njoku (2nd left) when the...

Soludo’s Anambra is a marketing peach – Paul Nwosu

By Our Correspondent, Awka D wr. Paul Nwosu , Commissioner for Information Anambra State under the watch of Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been turned into a marketing peach. This...

NDLEA seizes 1.5tn of illicit drugs in Katsina, within 1yr

In one year of operation, the anti-narcotics agency, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 1.5 tonnes of illicit drugs and arrested 993 suspects in Katsina State between...

Bayelsa police confirm finding decomposing body of 16yr-old girl in hotel wardrobe

Police Command in Bayelsa has confirmed discovery of the decomposing body of a 16-year-old girl inside the wardrobe of a hotel located in Twon Brass in the Brass Local Government...

Sports

Qatar FIFA World Cup results for Thursday, November 24

Qatar FIFA World Cup results for Thursday, November 24 Two second-half goals from Richarlison (middle) secured Brazil a win over Serbia in Group G, Thursday night in Qatar, Photograph..AFP Switzerland...

Qatar FIFA World Cup: Cameroonian scores against Cameroon, as Ghana register Africa’s first goals in 2-3 lose to Portugal

All five of Africa’s representatives to the Qatar World Cup have completed their first round of Group matches recording zero wins but securing two barren draws courtesy of the North...

Qatar FIFA World Cup results for Wednesday, November 23

Qatar FIFA World Cup complete results for Wednesday, November 23 Belgium's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after opening the scoring in Qatar against Canada, Wednesday night.. (Photograph: Reuters) Morocco 0- Croatia 0...

Qatar FIFA World Cup: Japan shock four-time champions Germany 2-1

For the second time in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, another shocker has been delivered by a minnow, as Japan handed four-time champions, Germany, a shocking 2-1 defeat at the...

Opinion

History beckons and I will not be silent (Part 1)

Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR   My attention has been drawn to some of the tirades on social media following my frank...

Mobilizing Citizens for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria: The Power Of Editors

I am honoured to be amongst you, members of The Nigerian Guild of Editors, today and to be asked to...

Ikonne can fix the odds in Abia State

Ikechukwu Amechi Abia State is my state and that is why whenever I write anything concerning the state, I am...

Dredging of Orashi River: A Bold Step in Uzodimma’s Vision for the Economic Revival of South East Nigeria

By Declan Emelumba The airwaves have been agog with the cheering news that the Federal Government has given the approval...

2023: God Forbid BAT-hings (Part 3)

By Erasmus Ikhide Another problem coming called (APC) and those who are still denuding themselves that Bola Amhed Tinubu (BAT)...

Entertainment

 Gospel singer Sammie Okposo  dies at 51 in his Lagos home

Popular Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo is dead, according to reports,wehich said the  51-year-old musician  slumped and died in his house...

YouTube announces $20,000, $50,000 grants to lift content creators in Africa

United States-based online and video sharing hub and social media platform, YouTube has announced expansion efforts to support content creators...

Cinema houses in Nigeria rake in N495m for September 2022

National President of Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), Mr Ope Ajayi, says it realised N495m from ticket sales across...

Phyna wins BBNaija Season 7 Reality TV Show

 Housemate, Phyna has emerged as the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7(Level Up) season after beating his closest...

Amstel Malta Ultra hosts Enugu to the inaugural Fitness Fiesta

Emphasising its commitment to wellness and a healthy lifestyle among Nigerians, Amstel Malta Ultra hosted consumers to the first-ever Amstel...

E-Platform

MTN trains SMEs  operatives on  cyber security best  practices

MTN Nigeria recently hosted SME owners to a cybersecurity awareness event,which registered over 100 stakeholders, at the MTN Nigeria headquarters at Falomo, Lagos, on Friday, November 11, 2022. As the...

Facebook, Twitter boot staff to maintain balance

Meta; the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp fired 11, 000 workers in a single day after reporting its biggest one-day loss on Wall Street in early February when...

German Institute ranks Nigeria as ‘high-risk country for money laundering, terrorist financing’

Germany-based Basel Institute on Governance has ranked Nigeria as ‘a high-risk nation for money laundering and terrorism funding’ in the latest edition of its study titled; Basel AML Index 2022:...

9mobile concludes capacity building session for journalists, harps on fake news

Telecoms service provider, 9mobile, recently concluded the sixth edition of its virtual capacity building session for journalists in the country with a call on the media practitioners to guard against...

Crime

Police arrest fake AIG defrauding victims for 42yrs

Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested and paraded a suspected serial fraudster who specializes in impersonating...

Police in India blame rats for eating up 200kg of seized cannabis

Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg (440lb) of cannabis seized from dealers and kept in stations...

NDLEA seizes 1.5tn of illicit drugs in Katsina, within 1yr

In one year of operation, the anti-narcotics agency, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 1.5 tonnes of...

Boko Haram: Borno govt sends militia to protect soldiers

Government of Borno state is sending some 300 militia to help out the military after Boko Haram Islamist insurgents killed...

Bayelsa police confirm finding decomposing body of 16yr-old girl in hotel wardrobe

Police Command in Bayelsa has confirmed discovery of the decomposing body of a 16-year-old girl inside the wardrobe of a...

Insurance

PTAD pays N610bn to pensioners in 6yrs, unveils payment record

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) says it has so far paid N610 billion to pensioners in the country over a period spanning six years. Executive Secretary of PTAD, Dr. Chioma...

AIICO attacks breast cancer with 30 treatments, 100 tests

Sopuruchi Onwuka Frontline insurance services provider in Nigeria, AIICO Plc, has declared sponsorship of breast cancer treatment for 30 patients in the country, adding that it is also driving preventive...

Sanwo-Olu mulls health insurance cover for theatre practitioners

…As Governor put smiles on the faces of veteran actors  …Nollywood practitioners endorse Lagos Governor for second term Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu with veterans and practitioners of the...

Annuity customers pass vote of confidence on AIICO Insurance

AIICO Insurance’s customers holding the company’s Annuity policy have expressed delight over excellent and satisfactory services rendered, passing a vote of confidence on the company during the 2022 Customer Service...

Money Market

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Why I approved redesign of Naira notes-Buhari …Unveils new ₦‎200, ₦‎500, ₦‎1000 banknotes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja launched the new Naira banknotes, expressing delight that the redesigned currencies are locally produced by the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) PLC....

Multiple windows: Investors adopt equity templates for forex rate

Sopuruchi Onwuka With inability of businesses to secure adequate foreign exchange at official rates to drive transactions that transcend the country’s borders, business proposals involving international transactions have become source...

DMO offers N100bn  10-year Sukuk due 2032 at 15.64% per annum.

The Debt Management Office (DMO) offered N100 billion “Ijarah Sukuk’’ bonds for subscription at N1,000 per unit on Monday on behalf of the Federal Government. It stated in Abuja that...

Senate backs CBN on naira redesign

The Senate has resolved to provide legislative support to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the redesign of the N1,000, N500 and N200 naira notes. The upper chamber made...

Aviation

Firm drags FG to court over Lagos airport ground handling concession deal

Planned concession of the ground handling business of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, in Lagos, by the Federal...

Arik Air resumes Owerri, Kano flight operations, next Wednesday

Domestic carrier, Arik Air has disclosed that it will resume daily flight operations to Owerri, as well as, four weekly shuttles...

Arik Air to crash airfares with ‘Black Friday’ ticket sales promo

Indigenous carrier, Arik Air has launched Black Friday ticket sales promotion in a bid to drop air fares in the...

NASA blasts off huge rocket to moon

NASA's new moon rocket blasted off on its debut flight with three test dummies aboard early Wednesday, bringing the U.S....

No stopping Nigeria Air project – FG, as FAAN completes AFL maintenance on Lagos airport runway

Amid a court order stopping further execution of the proposed Nigeria Air, Federal Government has vowed that the proposed national...

Travel and hospitality

Akuneme replaces Okpu as new NIS spokesperson

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has appointed a Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI), Tony Akuneme as the new Service Public Relations...

NIHOTOUR set to launch STEP for tourism startups in host communities

National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) is set to officially launch an innovative training programme for economic empowerment of...

NTDC Hackaton plugs Nigeria into $8 trn global e-tourism

Sopuruchi Onwuka Federal government is working to position the Nigerian tourism industry for enhanced international investments and promote the nation’s...

Ethiopian Embassy suspends issuing visa-on-arrival to Nigerians

Ethiopian Embassy in Nigeria has suspended its Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) policy to Nigerians travelling to the East African country with immediate...

Cross River calls for ‘rethink’ of Nigeria’s tourism sector

Cross River Government has called for a rethink of the country's tourism sector. State governor, Professor Ben Ayade made this...

Energy

Cooking gas price rises by 0.21%, as Nigeria’s inflation rate jumps to 21.09%

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that the country’s headline inflation rate rose to 21.09 per cent in October 2022, on a year–on–year basis, and representing 5.09 per cent...

UNDP, NEMA set up national disaster database for Nigeria

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have partnered to establish a national disaster database for Nigeria. The organisations disclosed this at a two-day workshop...

Kolmani Oil and Gas project has attracted over $3bn investment in fossil energy –Buhari

… Restates net zero carbon emission by 2060 …Flags off first oil exploration in North-East President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his administration attracted over $3billion investment in the Oil...

China’s Sinopec lands $60 bn LNG deal with Qatar Energy

China’s Sinopec on Monday concluded a $60 billion long term gas sales and supply agreement with the Middle East’s largest gas factor, Qatar Energy, setting a benchmark for the world’s...

International News

Malawi VP nabbed  over corruption-Country’s anti-graft agency

Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau said  on Friday it has arrested and charged the country's Vice President Saulos Chilima over graft allegations,...

Police in India blame rats for eating up 200kg of seized cannabis

Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg (440lb) of cannabis seized from dealers and kept in stations...

China’s Sinopec lands $60 bn LNG deal with Qatar Energy

China’s Sinopec on Monday concluded a $60 billion long term gas sales and supply agreement with the Middle East’s largest...

Gas scramble: Japan says LNG is sold out until 2026

The Japanese Ministry of Trade has sounded alarm of medium term gas crunch, pointing out that long-term contracts fLNGor liquefied...

Interpol arrest warrant for Angola’s dos Santos

Global police agency Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for Angolan billionaire and daughter of the country's former president...