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FG Assures Adequate Support for Environmental Health Profession

The Federal Government has assured professionals in the field of Environmental Health of adequate support. A press release by Kehinde...

FG No Longer Able to Protect Nigerians, Says Northern Elders Forum

John Shiklam in Kaduna, Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), yesterday,...

Abuja parents in fear over school abductions

The persistent kidnapping of students in some parts of the north and worsening insecurity across the country have heightened fear among parents...

Police Arrest 40 For Drug Peddling, Others In Abuja Raid

The police command in the Federal Capital Territory has arrested over 40 suspects for their alleged involvement in criminal offences.

Pandemonium in Abuja as FCTA demolishes drinking joints, others

There was confusion and anxiety in Abuja on Friday as the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Ministerial Task Team on Enforcement of...

FCT Minister, Bello flags off ministerial action against traffic violations in Abuja

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has flagged-off a ministerial action against traffic violation in the FCT,...

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Politics

2023: Leave APC before it’s too late – Bamgbose tells Igbo presidential aspirants

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has told South East politicians aspiring to take over from President...

Obasanjo lauds Kogi Gov Bello for good governance, tackling insecurity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on his efforts in providing security, good governance, and infrastructure building...

Aregbesola Insists He Didn’t Collect Salaries As Osun Gov

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has denied media report that he collected salaries during his eight year tenure as...

Ogun Deputy Speaker coordinated thugs who attacked politicians’ homes – Police

Ogun State Police Command  yesterday declared that the embattled Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri, is being detained...

PDP chieftain congratulates lawmaker over Supreme Court victory

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Amb Ojong Agbor, has congratulated the member Representing Ogoja/Yala Federal...

Makinde, Fayose’s supporters disagree over PDP congresses

OYO State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party loyal to the former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose,...

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....

World News

At least 18 dead in bloodiest day of Myanmar unrest so far, UN says

Anti-military coup protests in Myanmar - Protesters are seen wearing helmets as they take cover behind handmade shields during clashes at a...

Donald Trump hints at running for office in 2024

Former president Donald Trump, in his first public address since stepping down from office, hinted at running for the office in 2024....

New Zealand’s Auckland starts second Covid-19 lockdown this month

Exactly a year after New Zealand recorded its first coronavirus case, the biggest city of Auckland woke on Sunday (Feb 28) to...

Saudi Arabia ‘intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh’

Multiple explosions were heard and the night skies above Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, lit up with bright flashes on Saturday as a...

Joe Biden talks to Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report release

In a statement about US President Joe Biden and Saudi King Salman's the conversation on Thursday, the White House did not mention...

Business

Africa News

Mozambique: Health Ministry Needs Ten Days to Prepare Vaccination

The Mozambican Ministry of Health needs a further ten days to complete its preparations for vaccinating health professionals against the Covid-19 respiratory...

Egypt’s plan to remove the Quran from school textbooks faces backlash

Egypt’s parliamentary Defense and National Security Committee is discussing a plan to remove any mention of Quranic verses from the curriculum and...

Woman In Kenya Confesses Cult Church Brainwashed Her To Have Sex With Snakes

A woman in Kenya confessed to having sex with snakes and eating human flesh blaming a cultic church had brainwashed her to...

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...

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

Nigeria to receive four million doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria will on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 take delivery of four million doses of covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX...

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...

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

Why i Wore ‘Big Shoes’ to 14th Headies Awards – Laycon Finally Opens Up

Big Brother Naija lockdown winner, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe better known as Laycon has revealed why he wore big shoes to the...

Burna Boy to feature on Justin Beiber’s new song

This came after several reports claimed Burna Boy is set to feature on Bieber's upcoming album, 'Justice.' On...

Peruzzi Agrees That Laycon, Fireboy, Omah Lay, Bella Shmurda Are Better Than Wizkid

DMW-Signee Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, also known as Peruzzi, has agreed that upcoming artistes like himself, Laycon, Fireboy, Omah Lay, Bella Shmurda...

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...

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