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Vladimir Putin says Russia has registered coronavirus vaccine and his daughter was one of the first recipents

MOSCOW – Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite...

I am not corrupt as alleged, Malami tells Buhari

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), has told President Muhammadu Buhari that political maneuvering towards...

Nigeria may impose visa restriction on Americans, others- Immigration

The Nigerian Government may reciprocate the visa restriction imposed on its citizens by the United States and other countries, the Nigeria Immigration...

NUPENG suspends strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said it had suspended its planned withdrawal of petroleum tanker drivers...

Customs open e-auction portal

The Nigeria Customs Service has opened its electronic portal for e-auction after the service re-engineered the auction process. A...

Kano court sentences singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death for blasphemy

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano has sentenced a 22-year old singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by...

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Politics

EFCC: Magu says he doesn’t know why he’s being investigated, faults Buhari’s panel

Aliyu Lemu, lawyer to the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said that up...

Obaseki: let peace reign in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki has urged the opposition and other stakeholders to let peace reign, to ensure a safe state.

HURIWA warns FG against borrowing to fund budget

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has told the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, that continuous borrowing from international organisations to...

Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor resigns from PDP, join Zenith Labour Party(ZLP)

Less than 48 days after decamping from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to join the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Ondo state Deputy...

Edo 2020: Edo State witnessed her golden period under Obaseki -Shaibu

The Deputy Governor of Edo state Comrade Philip Shaibu, has scored his boss the executive governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki, for...

N11.5b smuggled into NDDC’s proposed 2020 budget, says IMC

THE Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Sunday alleged that N11.5bn   contracts were smuggled into the...

Why I declined joining APC after talks, by Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has explained why, even after talks with the All Progressives Congress (APC), he did not settle for...

#RevolutionNow Movement: DSS releases Bakare,three other protesters

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the co-convener of the #Revolutionnow Movement, Olawale Bakare, alongside others during a peaceful protest...

World News

Lebanon government stands down over blast fallout

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation on Aug. 10 under a barrage of pressure over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion six days earlier...

Trump leaves White House briefing due to shooting

US President Donald Trump was abruptly whisked away from an evening news conference Monday after the Secret Service opened fire on an...

At Virtual Summit, World Leaders Pledge $298 Million In Aid To Lebanon

International leaders at a virtual summit Sunday pledged $298 million in aid to help Lebanon in the aftermath of the catastrophic blast...

Oil Continues To Spill Into Indian Ocean Near Mauritius

A leaking Japanese tanker in the Indian Ocean is threatening thousands of species in a sea of pollution. The...

Afghanistan to release 400 Taliban prisoners, paving way for direct peace talks

The Afghan government has agreed to release 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for direct peace talks with the insurgent group to end nearly...

Business

Africa News

Russia deploys S-400 missile systems to Libya

Russia continues to strengthen military support for the army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar in Libya, which has been waging a war over...

6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park

Unidentified gunmen killed six French aid workers and two Nigerien guides who were visiting a wildlife park east of Niger’s capital early...

DRC announces that Zambian troops have been withdrawn from their territory

Zambian troops occupying two villages in the southeast Democratic Republic of Congo have withdrawn after regional mediation led to a breakthrough in...

UAE welcomes Egypt-Greece maritime deal as ‘victory for international law’

The UAE has hailed the agreement between Egypt and Greece on Thursday that defines their exclusive economic zones in the east Mediterranean as a...

Health

Nigerian govt issues warning as death toll nears 1,000

The Federal Government has warned that the 945 deaths recorded in COVID-19 pandemic cases is a wakeup call for citizens to take...

Ministry of Health spent N20,000 per face mask, Civic Hive alleges

Civic Hive, a non-governmental organisation from BudgIT, has described the amount spent by the Federal Ministry of Health to procure face masks...

Health workers issue fresh strike notice over Covid-19 allowance

FRONTLINE health workers in fight against Coronavirus pandemic have again issued a fresh strike notice to the Federal Government over disparity in...

Health experts, UNICEF seek exclusive breastfeeding for babies

Ebonyi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, yesterday, stressed the importance of exclusive breastfeeding of children for at least two years.

COVID-19 will also spread more to rural areas, be ready – Health Minister tells Nigerians

The Federal Government has warned that COVID-19 will spread more to rural areas across the country. The Minister of...

COVID-19

Worldwide coronavirus cases top 20 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the US, India and...

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 290 New Cases, Total Now 46,867

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, as confirmed cases are now...

World Bank approves fresh $114.28m for sub-national fight against COVID-19

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $114.28 million funding to help Nigeria prevent, detect, and respond to the threat...

Airlines demand COVID-19 test certificates from International travellers

Some airlines have made the presentation of COVID-19 test certificates, certifying travellers negative for the virus, as a precondition for boarding when...

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

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

BBNaija Lockdown: Eric and Tochi evicted from the show

Eric and Tochi, have been evicted from the big brother reality show after scoring the least votes from the fans and fellow...

Abuja court fines Naira Marley N200,000 over illegal concert

THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mobile Court sitting in Abuja on Friday has sentenced the music superstar, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley,...

Ka3na, Lilo evicted from BBNaija

The Big Brother Naija lockdown season saw its first evictions on Sunday night with housemates, Ka3na and Lilo leaving the house.

Showmax Contents Rake In 113 Emmy Nominations

It was a good time for Showmax contents as it raked in about 113 Emmy nominations on Tuesday. Acccording...

Don Jazzy, Teebillz saved me from committing suicide 10-yrs ago —Tonto Dikeh

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed how the pair of music producer, Don Jazzy and Teebillz (estranged hubby of Tiwa Savage)...

Science & Technology

FUTA suspends final year student for hacking into newspaper’s website

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has slammed an indefinite suspension on a final-year student of the institution who hacked into...

Computer professionals task government on Fourth Industrial Revolution

Computer professionals have called on the Federal Government to lead Nigeria’s journey towards the realisation of the Fourth Industrial revolution, otherwise called,...

Trump says Microsoft should pay ‘key money’ to Treasury for facilitating TikTok deal

President Donald Trump said Monday that it could be easier if Microsoft were to buy Chinese-owned TikTok in its entirety, rather than a small...

Osinbajo, CJN, others chart path for legal technology

The vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed; the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker, House of...

Netcom strengthens market in Nigeria with IT infrastructure optimization services

Lagos based ICT firm, Netcom Africa has solidified its footprint in Nigeria’s tech market with the deployment of IT Infrastructure Optimization services...

Trump says he will ban TikTok ‘immediately’

President Donald Trump said he would ban Chinese-owned TikTok from the U.S. following concerns about data collection by the popular music-video app, escalating the...

Google to keep Employees home until Summer 2021 amid Coronavirus pandemic

Google and its parent company, Alphabet, will keep employees working from home until at least June of 2021 because of concerns over...

Google Pixel 4a ‘100%’ launching on August 3

Leaker and YouTuber Jon Prosser has shared the last update on the Pixel 4a today and he asserts the gadget will "100%"...

Sports