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

APC Yoruba elders, supporters reject Muslim-Muslim ticket, ask Shettima to step down

Yoruba elders and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have appealed to the party’s Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola...

Wike as  a principled politician won’t dump PDP—Dele Momodu

A former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  and publisher of Ovation Magazine Dele Momodu, says Rivers State...

Ebonyi APC expels Ward Chairman over alleged anti-party activities

From Chinedu Nwafor, Abakaliki Ward Executive members of the All Progressives Congress in Umudomi Ward, Onicha Local Government Area of...

Jigawa Central: APC set to compensate Nakudu with senatorial ticket

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa is facing a tough decision to make over the death, last Saturday, of...

In a religiously-divided Nigerian society Muslim-Muslim ticket is an issue

Chris Uba For some times now the  Nigerian political space has been inundated  with debate over   the decision of the ...

Metro

APC Yoruba elders, supporters reject Muslim-Muslim ticket, ask Shettima to step down

Yoruba elders and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have appealed to the party’s Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubhu, to jettison his choice of former Borno State...

Uzodimma felicitates with Mbaise Nation on Iriji festival

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has felicitated with the people of Mbaise Nation on the occasion of this year's Iriji-Mbaise festival. Governor Uzodimma did in a goodwill/solidarity message he...

Jigawa Central: APC set to compensate Nakudu with senatorial ticket

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa is facing a tough decision to make over the death, last Saturday, of Alhaji Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya, who was positioned to contest the...

50 dead in Jigawa flood, many displaced

Jigawa Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of 50 people in the flood which wreaked havoc in parts of the state, this weekend. According to the agency, many more...

Sports

Organisers upbeat on expanded 7th Argungu Polo Tourney & Culture show, reel out activities

Nigeria’s dominance of West Africa’s burgeoning sports and cultural tourism industry will be further showcased at the annual Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete, from September 8th to 10th 2022...

FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: Onyenezide’s 30-metre strike hands Falconets 1-0 victory over S/Korea, reach quarterfinals

Nigeria’s female U-20 national football team, the Falconets, Sunday night, defeated their South Korean counterparts by a 1-0 to qualify straight for the quarter finals of the 2022 FIFA U20...

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...

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

IYD 2022: 9mobile advocates increased youth representation in society

Telecommunications service provider in the country, 9mobile has joined in the call for increased collaborations among generations towards ‘an equitable, peaceful, and prosperous society,’ just as the telecoms firm further...

FG inaugurates committee to review workers’ payroll systems, TSA over leakages

Federal Government has inaugurated a committee tasked with reviewing the contentious Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS), as well as, the Treasury...

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...

Crime

Man excretes 77 wraps of cocaine, as NDLEA uncovers 442 parcels of crystal meth hidden in Dubai-bound smoked fish

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered over 442 parcels of Crystal Methamphetamine (also called Mkpuru...

Police confirm four dead in OPC/Fulani clash in Kwara, deny bandits’ involvement

Kwara Police Command has confirmed four persons dead in last Friday’s violent clash between members of the Yoruba militia, Oodua...

Author Salman Rushdie survives multiple stabbing attack in U.S, now ‘off ventilator and talking’

Author of controversial novel, ‘The Satanic Verses,’ Indian-born Briton, Salman Rushdie, has survived a violent attack which occurred, Friday, at...

Police dismiss second officer in one month for misconduct (+Video)

For the second time in a space of one month, the Nigeria Police have dismissed on their personnel from the...

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...

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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World Photography Day: Kelechi Amadi Obi, Emmanuel Oyeleke, others headline Ecobank Photo Walk

All is set for a ‘Photo Walk’ with Ecobank as part of activities to commemorate this year’s World Photography Day slated for August 19th. The World Photography Day is an...

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...

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

Organisers upbeat on expanded 7th Argungu Polo Tourney & Culture show, reel out activities

Nigeria’s dominance of West Africa’s burgeoning sports and cultural tourism industry will be further showcased at the annual Argungu Polo...

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...

Energy

Ayu dismisses resignation reports, insists on finishing tenure as PDP national chairman

National Chairman of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, has denied resignation rumour making the rounds, as he further insisted he is focused on finishing his...

NNPC, IOCs sign deals to boost crude oil production

Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited and some international oil companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria have signed agreements that would ensure the production of about 10 billion barrels of crude...

WIEN’s Supernova Girl Scholarship initiative excites participants at NAICE

The booth of  the Women In Energy Network (WIEN) was a beehive of activities at the just-concluded  Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (NAICE) organised  by the Society of Petroleum...

IPMAN threatens to shut down Eastern operations over incessant police harassment

Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) has vowed to shut down its Eastern region operations in the country over incessant police harassment. Cross River State chapter chairman of the group, Comrade...

International News

William Ruto wins  Kenyan  presidential poll

Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his...

Author Salman Rushdie survives multiple stabbing attack in U.S, now ‘off ventilator and talking’

Author of controversial novel, ‘The Satanic Verses,’ Indian-born Briton, Salman Rushdie, has survived a violent attack which occurred, Friday, at...

‘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...