Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Insecurity: Police Crippled By Inadequate Funding, Personnel – Ex-IGP Okiro

A former Inspector-general of Police (IGP) and the immediate-past chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, has identified lack...

FG passes new N10 trillion debt to unborn Nigerians

The Federal Government has disregarded the Central Bank of Nigeria Act (2007) as it moves to restructure its estimated $25.6 billion (an...

Victims Of Abuja Crashed Military Aircraft For Burial Thursday

The seven Nigerian Air Force officers who died in Sunday’s air crash close to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be buried...

FCT court seals shop in Wuse market over COVID-19 violation

For violating COVID-19 guidelines and also harboring a man who allegedly obstructed the operations of the Enforcement Task force, an Abuja Magistrate...

Nigerians react as Niger Delta militants threaten to attack Abuja, Lagos

Nigerians have been reacting to the threat by Niger Delta militants to attack Abuja and Lagos over alleged marginalisation.

FCT Suspends Traditional Ruler For Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers

The Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has suspended the Chief of Anagada, Malam Alhassan Musa, under the...

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Politics

Akeredolu, new deputy sworn in for second term

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that his policy drive for the next four years will consolidate on achievements recorded across...

As fight with Makinde worsens, Fayose speaks on joining APC, reveals how he worked for Fayemi’s election

The supremacy battle between Ekiti state's former governor, Ayodele Fayose, and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is far from being over....

Dasuki gave Fani-Kayode N26m in ‘Ghana-must-go bag’ – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has told an Abuja Federal High Court that the Office of the former National Security...

Ambassadors-Designate: PDP knocks APC, Senate for betraying Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leadership of the Senate for betraying Nigerians by giving...

2023: Tinubu best man to replace Buhari as president – Senator Adeyeye

A former Minister of State for Works, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives...

APC youths canvass support for Gov Ikpeazu

A group under the auspices of Abia Youth Mandate Initiative (AYMI), an affiliate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has called on...

Idoma can be governor in 2023, says Buhari’s Aide, Ankeli

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Disability, Dr Samuel Ankeli, has declared that a Benue State Governor of Idoma extraction is...

APC will use seen, unseen forces to capture Anambra –Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will employ seen and unseen forces to capture...

World News

China’s Xi trumpets ‘victory’ in campaign to end rural poverty

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated “complete victory” in the effort to eradicate rural poverty at a ceremony in Beijing on Thursday to...

Australia passes media law as Facebook defends news blackout

Australian lawmakers on Thursday passed the final amendments to a new media law on Thursday that forces tech giants like Google and...

Canada’s Trudeau tells Biden US leadership has been ‘sorely missed’

President Joe Biden declared Canada and the United States best friends Tuesday, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the friendship "extraordinary" in a virtual...

Trump may soon have to answer rape allegations under oath

During a December visit to New York City, writer E Jean Carroll says she went shopping with a fashion consultant to find...

Discovery of uranium traces unlikely to derail US-Iran talks, experts say

Iran is looking into the European Union’s invitation to hold “informal” discussions between the signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal and the...

Business

Africa News

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, Naomi Osaka Nominated in 2021 Laureus Awards

World Record Holder and two-time London Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei as well as Boxgirls Kenya Boxing alongside Lewis Hamilton and Naomi Osaka...

Kenya: MPs, Companies Face Fines Over ‘Jerusalema’ Videos

Members of Parliament, businesses and corporations in Kenya and across the region will soon be forced to part with thousands of shillings...

Rwanda eases restrictions, opens all schools

All academic institutions in Rwanda will open and resume physical tutoring starting Tuesday, February 23, ending the prolonged shutdown that particularly affected...

Sudan central bank sets new exchange rate

Sudan central bank to merge the official and black market exchange rates on Sunday,  setting a new baseline exchange rate of 375...

Health

Mental, Dental Healthcare Services To Take Off In Oyo PHCs

Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji on Wednesday, announced the take off of mental health and dental...

NHIS to extend health insurance to corps members

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, announced on Sunday that the company has developed a...

N3trn needed to cover Nigerians annually, says NHIS executive secretary

Emmanuel Ononokpono, head, media unit of NHIS, quoted Sambo as saying this at a meeting with Buki Ponle, managing director of the...

NDLEA intercepts ‘fake military officers’ with 234kg parcels of drug

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted two suspected fake military officers in a new VIP edition of Toyota Hilux...

‘30m Nigerians accessed healthcare through NSHIP’

The Federal Government has said at least 30 million Nigerians have accessed qualitative and affordable healthcare services through its Nigeria State Health...

COVID-19

645 new infections, 18 deaths in one day in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 645 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in...

FG to partner with Cuba on COVID-19 vaccines, says Onu

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has assured the Republic of Cuba of Federal Government’s willingness to collaborate with the...

CACOVID Admits BUA Transferred Money, But Didn’t Solely Pay For Vaccines

Bickering between the private sector-led coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and BUA Group of companies continues as the coalition has on Tuesday admitted...

BUA purchases one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria

One of Africa’s largest food and infrastructure conglomerates, BUA Group, has acquired one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria.

Opinion

Is Freedom of Expression Threatened in Nigeria’s Democracy?

Nigeria’s secret police announced a nationwide crackdown on persons who allegedly post inciting comments on social media. This announcement followed their declaration...

Contributions

Beyonce and the Use of Black Utopias: By Saratu Abiola

Beyonce’s recent oeuvre has been a full-on embrace and celebration of blackness — both hers and yours. Formation in...

Rape culture part three: Diplomatic Immunity

She was eight years old when she came to Nigeria from Ethiopia; having lost her parents at such a young age, moving...

Life & Arts

Burna Boy Features In Pepsi Global Ad Alongside Pogba, Messi (VIDEO)

On Tuesday 23rd of February rained blue all over the internet with Pepsi’s new global advert, featuring Messi, Pogba and theme...

“I Have A Sugar Mummy, That Only Calls Me When She Wants To F*ck” – Joeboy Reveals (Watch Video)

Nigerian Singer, Joeboy has opened up on his relationship status and revealed that he has a sugar mama. While a...

Checkout The Complete List Of Winners At The 14th Headies

The 2021 Headies Awards is virtual (of course) this year with great performances from BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon, alongside, DJ Neptune...

Singer Peter Okoye Vows Never To Speak On National Issues Again After Being Called A Fool

Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye, alias Mr P, has vowed never to speak on national issues again after being labelled a ”fool”...

‘I’m Coming For You’ – Davido Threatens A Car Company (See Why)

Sensational singer, Davido took to his Instastory on Instagram to threaten a car company after an ugly encounter he had with...

Abuja This Week

Grand Reopening Selera Stiletto Studio

Come celebrate our newly remodeled studio on the saturday 28th of November by 6pm.

Science & Technology

‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from moment before landing

NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the...

Huawei certified top employer in Nigeria

Huawei Technologies Nigeria has emerged one of the top employers in Nigeria.   A statement by The Top Employer Institute said the company received...

BeginIT & Sparkle Foundation have partnered to train Children in underserved Communities on Tech Skills

Sparkle Foundation is excited to announce the awesome partnership between them and BeginIT to impact the children in Ottumara Community, Lagos State, Nigeria with new...

TechNigeria: A weekly digest of what went down in Nigeria’s tech space

This week, wealth management platform, Cowrywise, closed a $3m pre-series A funding, about the biggest news for the week. We saw a...

Samsung helping automakers make phone car key

Samsung, along with the Car Connectivity Consortium and FiRa Consortium, mid-January announced partnerships with several automakers to offer technology that will let...

TechNigeria: A weekly digest of what went down in Nigeria’s tech space

Latest development around Sim Shagaya’s edutech product, uLesson, led amongst stories for the week, especially as it concerns Nigerian tech ecosystem. 

WhatsApp shifts update deadline to May 15

WhatsApp has extended the deadline by which its two billion users must either accept its updated terms and conditions or stop using the...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Smartphone Debuts In Nigeria

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S21 Series, the flagship device that pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do.

Sports