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Don’t let Buhari sell public assets, SERAP urges National Assembly

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to...

NAFDAC raises alarm over fake COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to be wary of using the fake...

Fosh Studio unveils new Abuja outlet

Popular Gwarimpa fashion and lifestyle shop, Fosh Studio, has unveiled another ultra-modern studio at LifeCamp area of Abuja, with a promise to...

Nigeria needs priests, pastors after Christ’s heart, says Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday advised Nigerian priests and pastors to use the biblical Samuel as their...

COVID-19: How PTF, FCTA, Shoprite exposed Abuja to infection during Christmas

IN December 21, 2020, the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19 suggested to state governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to...

FG Cautions Against Dumping Of Refuse On Flood-control Projects

The federal government has cautioned benefitting- communities against indiscriminate dumping of refuse on flood-control projects across the country. Secretary...

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Politics

Ekiti govt relaxes curfew, orders schools to reopen Monday

The Ekiti State government on Sunday night relaxed the curfew imposed on the state. The government had last year...

APC Moves to Reconcile Abdulrazaq, Mohammed, Saraki

The National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has initiated moves to reconcile the Kwara State Governor, Mr. Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq;...

Nigerians blame northerners for their problems –Yakasai

A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said other regions in the country are...

South-West PDP must unite to progress — Eddy Olafeso

A former National Vice Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Dr Eddy Olafeso, has called on the aggrieved members of the...

PDP knocks Anambra govt over planned sales of assets

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday chided the Anambra State Government over the planned sales of some government assets in the...

Umahi’ll contest presidency in 2023 –Ebonyi APC

Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said Governor David Umahi will contest office of the president in 2023.

Kwara APC Faction Rejects Removal of Party Chairman By Buni Committee

A faction of the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the removal of the state party chairman,...

Jegede closes cases at Ondo election tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, closed his case at...

World News

Australia unlikely to fully reopen borders in 2021: Health official

Australia may not fully reopen its international borders this year even if most of the population is vaccinated against coronavirus, the head...

China’s economy picks up speed in fourth quarter, ends 2020 in solid shape after COVID-19 shock

The world’s second-largest economy has surprised many with the speed of its recovery from the coronavirus jolt, especially as policymakers have also...

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona state capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up....

Aftershocks shake Indonesia as earthquake death toll rises to 46

Rescuers combed through the rubble of crumbling buildings in Mamuju, Indonesia, searching for survivors of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, as strong aftershocks shook the...

Optimistic US big bank chiefs release $5bn from reserves

Wall Street’s worst fears about the fallout from Covid-19 are receding. Three of the biggest U.S. lenders — JPMorgan...

Business

Africa News

Uganda charges Facebook, Twitter chiefs for ‘attempts to sabotage’ elections

 Ugandan authorities on Sunday issued arrest warrants for US tech giant executives, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, for allegedly interfering...

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as rival Bobi Wine alleges fraud

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has scored a decisive election victory to win a sixth term, the country's election commission said, but his...

Bobi Wine claims victory in Uganda’s election, despite early results showing him behind

The singer-turned-politician has been the main rival to 76-year-old President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since the mid-80s.

Uganda election: Vote counting begins, first batch of official results expected at 9pm

Long queues stretching out of select poll stations were witnessed in the historic election that saw the East African country shut down...

Health

Don’t Flout COVID-19 Protocols – Doctors Appeal To Nigerians

The Association of Resident Doctors, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (ARD-UITH) chapter, has advised Nigerians against flouting the COVID-19 protocols.

Auditor General queries Health ministry over N4.6b Ebola fund

The Senate has sustained a query against the Ministry of Health over an alleged mismanagement of N4.6 billion meant to fight the...

Health workers, police to receive first COVID-19 vaccines

THE Federal Government is lining up 50,000 people, including frontline health workers, the elderly, persons with comorbidity and targeted police and immigration...

New CBN Reform on Remittance: Opportunities for Health Financing in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on November 30, 2020 released a circular aimed at liberalising and simplifying the administration of remittances...

The Nigerian Doctor Helping People to Find Secret to Long, Healthy Life

Simisola Alabi, a young Nigerian medical doctor in the United Kingdom and a frontliner in the fight against the ravaging coronavirus is...

COVID-19

COVID-19: Ignore fake lockdown alert, PTF tells Nigerians

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to disregard a fake fresh lockdown alert in circulation on social media.

COVID-19: Bola Ahmed Tinubu Health Centre shut down

Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, has shut Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Health Centre in Aboru, to curb the...

Kaduna health commissioner Mohammed-Baloni contracts COVID-19

Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, has tested positive for coronavirus. Mohammed-Baloni made this known via her Twitter handle on...

Oxygen crisis hits Nigeria’s COVID-19 response scheme

As the second wave of COVID-19 takes foothold on Africa through its newly mutated form, the Federal Government has been warned of...

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

‘Corruption Is What Makes People Depressed’ – Rapper Vector

Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, alias Vector, seems to know one of the major reasons why people become depressed.

“I Am A Helpless, Hopeless Romantic” – Music Producer, Cobhams Asuquo Reveals

Cobhams Asuquo, the very talented Nigerian singer and music producer, has said that when it comes to matters of the heart,...

Sean Tizzle excited about Wyclef’s interest

Singer, Sean Tizzle, suddenly became the centre of attention during the week when Haiti-born international artiste, Wycklef Jean, posted some tweets about...

Tiwa Savage Fainted During The Video Shoot For ‘Dis Love’ – DJ Spinall

Popular Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Spinall, has revealed that Tiwa Savage fainted during the video shoot for his hit single featuring...

Singers, Simi And Adekunle Gold, Celebrate 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Singers Simi and Adekunle Gold, are celebrating their second wedding anniversary today January 13. The couple had their...

Abuja This Week

Grand Reopening Selera Stiletto Studio

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

Science & Technology

WhatsApp tries to reassure users following Facebook data sharing backlash

As reported by MacRumors, Whatsapp is trying to reassure users about their privacy after news broke that the app would now be sharing...

Goodbye WhatsApp? Here’s why your friends are flocking to Signal & Telegram

Users of mobile messaging app WhatsApp have threatened to boycott the platform after it announced its new terms of privacy policy last...

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

With Elon Musk emerging as the world’s richest man, displacing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; the week goes down in history as a...

Regulatory impacts on telecoms sector in 2020

ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, in this report, examines the roles regulations played in shaping growth of the telecoms sector in the last one year.

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones from January 1 -Report

A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021.

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

s the winning startups were given the opportunity to engage with industry experts, mentors, and entrepreneurs. Also, during the...

Coscharis Motors Debuts Renault Assembly Plant, Sales, Services

The respected Nigerian auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc, a subsidiary of Coscharis Group has officially reintroduced the Renault auto models into the...

Ayeta: The digital toolkit that protects your human right

In a move to continue to protect citizens right in the digital space, Paradigm Initiative has launched a new digital tool kit...

Sports