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HIV/AIDS: US provides $6bn to Nigeria since 2003 – Consul

The United States Consul-General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, announced that the US government had provided over $6 billion since 2003, as assistance for the...

Ada Jesus Saga: Rita Edochie Lay Curses On Critics

  Popular Nollywood actress Rita Edochie has taken to her Instagram page to slam those who mocked her over Ada Jesus predicament.   The actress had openly...

Korede Bello Reveals What Turns Him On In A Woman

      Nigerian singer and songwriter, Korede Bello has recently taken to social media to disclose the one important thing that turns him on in a...

Gospel Singer, Nathaniel Bassey And Wife Celebrates 8th Wedding Anniversary (Video)

    Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey and his lovely wife Sarah are currently in a celebratory mood as they mark 8 good years of...

Peruzzi Reacts To Claims Of Having An affair With Chioma Rowland

      Nigerian singer, Peruzzi has recently reacted to the allegations of having an affair with Davido's Baby mama, Chioma.   In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo...

Home Alone Actor Macaulay Culkin And Brenda Song Welcomes A Baby Boy

    Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin and former Disney Channel superstar, Brenda Song are currently in a happy mood as they both welcomed their first...

Movie Director Tchidi Chikere Debunks Marriage Crash Rumours, Shares Video As Proof

      Nigerian movie director, Tchidi Chikere has taken to social media to debunk the rumour that his marriage with Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo has crashed.   The...

Actress Sophia Williams Shade Ex-husband Amid Divorce Rumours

      Nigerian actress, Sophia Williams has taken to social media to mock her ex-husband, Tchidi Chikere as well as his current wife Nuella Njubigbo after...

Actor, Afeez Owo Pens Sweet Words For His Wife On Her Birthday

      Popular Nigerian actor, Afeez Owo has taken to social media to draft a loving note for his wife, Mide Martins as she turns a...

Rita Edochie Forgives Ada Jesus, Says She Has Been Vindicated By Her Predicament

    Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie have said she has forgiven comedian Ada Jesus after being dragged by social media users.   It would be recalled that Ada...

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News Now: Djibouti President, Omar Set To Extend 20-Year Rule

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh is expected to extend his two-decade rule of the tiny Horn of Africa nation as the country heads to...

News Now: Niger President To Be Sworn-In Despite Crisis

Niger’s newly-elected president Mohamed Bazoum is set to be sworn into office on Friday after a democratic watershed overshadowed by jihadist violence and alleged...

News Now: Makinde Vows To Work With Traditional Rulers

Governor Seyi Makinde says his administration will continue to work with traditional rulers in the state to tackle insecurity. Makinde maintained that as part of...

It is Impossible To Manipulate Election Results In A/Ibom – Igini

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini, had said that it is impossible for anyone to manipulate election results under his...

Anambra 2021: Nonso Okafor declares to Contest for Governor under APGA

Hon. Nonso Okafor Declares to Contest For The Governorship Ticket of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) On 27th March 2021 at Anaedo Hall Nnewi, Nonso...

Congo Re-elect Nguesso As President After 36-Year Term

The Republic of Congo’s veteran president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been re-elected with 88.57 percent of the vote, according to provisional results released Tuesday. Sassou...

AGRIC ECONOMICS

Govt must promote urban agriculture to mitigate food scarcity in Nigeria – expert

The Country Coordinator, Open Forum for National Biotechnology in Africa, Nigeria Chapter, Dr Rose Gidado has appealed to the Federal Government to promote urban...

How acidic rainfall affects crop yield in Niger Delta – Experts

A cross session of environmentalists, on Thursday attributed the poor crop yield in the Niger Delta area of the country to the subsisting acidic...

Senate Passes Bill To Establish Nat. Agriculture Dev. Fund

The Senate has passed a bull to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund. The bill was passed on Wednesday following consideration of the report of...

Agriculture: CBN disburses N1.487trn to boost food security

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday, disclosed that it has disbursed  N1.487 trillion under its various agricultural programmes. This according to the apex...

IFAD $360m grant targets 250,000 small holder farmers in Nigeria

The Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammed Nanono has commended the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a $360 million grant towards agricultural development,...

2021 Farming Season: Govt. approves purchase, distribution of agricultural inputs

The Kwara State Government has approved the purchase and distribution of agricultural inputs, fertilizers, seedlings, and herbicides, for the 2021 farming season. This was disclosed...

FOREIGN NEWS

HIV/AIDS: US provides $6bn to Nigeria since 2003 – Consul

The United States Consul-General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, announced that the US government had provided over $6 billion since 2003, as assistance for the...

Int’l organisations express grave concern over situation in Somalia

The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) has expressed deep concern over the...

News Now: Djibouti President, Omar Set To Extend 20-Year Rule

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh is expected to extend his two-decade rule of the tiny Horn of Africa nation as the country heads to...

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Movie: Were Meji Latest Yoruba 2020 Drama

Were Meji Latest Yoruba Movie 2020 Drama Starring Sanyeri | Sola Kosoko | Okunnu | Mr Latin A wealthy man is puzzled for answers when...

Movie: Nkan Alejo Latest Yoruba 2020 Drama

Nkan Alejo Latest Yoruba Movie 2020 Drama Starring Kunle Afod | Tolu Babs Omish | Taiwo Ibikunle A married man pays a courteous visit to...

Music Video: Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln – Cash App (Official Video)

Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln - Cash App (Official Video) Bella Shmurda, Zlatan, Lincoln And Dre Spencer are all wanted in this Cash App Music...

Music Video: Fireboy DML ft Wande Coal – Spell (Official Video)

Fireboy DML & Wande Coal - Spell (Official Video) Off his recently-released album “Apoll“, Fireboy DML is out with the visuals for “Spell“ featuring Wande Coal, directed by Clarence...

Music Video: Mayorkun – Your Body (Official Video)

Mayorkun - Your Body (Official Video) Davido Music Worldwide premieres – ‘Your Body Video’ performed by Mayorkun. Without wasting time Mayorkun dishes out ‘Your Body Video’...

Music Video: TENI – JO (Official Video)

TENI - JO (Official Video) Dr Dolor Entertainment premieres ‘JO Video’ preformed by star artiste Teni, Starring Legendary fuji pop singer and dancer – Sir...

Music Video: Tiwa Savage ft Davido – Park Well

Tiwa Savage - Park Well ft. Davido Nigeria and Africa Music Queen, Tiwa Savage drops ‘Park Well’ music video performed by her alongside African-International singer,...

Movie: Aago (Stupidity) – Latest Yoruba 2020 Drama

Aago (Stupidity) - Latest Yoruba Movie 2020 Drama Bimpe Oyebade | Muyiwa Ademola Kemi remains faithful to her overbearing and nagging husband by the time...

MUSIC VIDEOS

Music Video: Fireboy DML ft Wande Coal – Spell (Official Video)

Fireboy DML & Wande Coal - Spell (Official Video) Off his recently-released album “Apoll“, Fireboy DML is out with the visuals for “Spell“ featuring Wande Coal, directed by Clarence...

Music Video: Mayorkun – Your Body (Official Video)

Mayorkun - Your Body (Official Video) Davido Music Worldwide premieres – ‘Your Body Video’ performed by Mayorkun. Without wasting time Mayorkun dishes out ‘Your Body Video’...

Music Video: TENI – JO (Official Video)

TENI - JO (Official Video) Dr Dolor Entertainment premieres ‘JO Video’ preformed by star artiste Teni, Starring Legendary fuji pop singer and dancer – Sir...

Music Video: Tiwa Savage ft Davido – Park Well

Tiwa Savage - Park Well ft. Davido Nigeria and Africa Music Queen, Tiwa Savage drops ‘Park Well’ music video performed by her alongside African-International singer,...

Music Video: Burna Boy – Way Too Big [Official Music Video]

Spaceship Premieres the music video for Burna Boy Hit track – “Way Too Big”. Atlantic Records artist Burna Boy comes to round up the year 2020 with...

SPORTS

Access Lagos City Marathon: See roads closed by state government

Ahead of the 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Saturday, 10 April, the Lagos State Government has declared the closure of some...

Niger approves N22m for contingent to Edo 2020

The Niger Government has approved N22 million for the state’s 120-man contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged “Edo 2020” and holding...

News Flash: Super Eagles breaks Lesotho’s heart in AFCON qualifiers

Super Eagles beat Lesotho 3-0 in their final Group L match in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria thus...

Late Onuachu Goal Powers Nigeria Past Benin

Paul Onuachu’s late goal helped Nigeria end Benin’s unbeaten home run since 2013 with a 1-0 victory in their penultimate Africa Cup of Nations...

Bayer Leverkusen Fire Manager, Hire Bosz

Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday sacked head coach Peter Bosz and brought in Hannes Wolf in a bid to stop their slide down the Bundesliga...
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Education

News Now: Makinde Charges LAUTECH Governing Council To Reach Global Status

Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde has directed members of the newly inaugurated Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of technology Ogbomosho to...

Unilag VC wins €38,000 Global Biodiversity Information Facility grant

The  Vice- Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, and another botanist, Dr Temitope Onuminya, have won 2021 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)...

Ebonyi university students block highway to protest overcrowding at examination centre

Students of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) on Thursday barricaded the Abakaliki-Enugu Expressway to protest the overcrowding they experienced while writing an examination on Wednesday. They...

SSANU decries under-funding of state universities

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has decried that only 50 per cent subvention is released to state universities by the Ondo...

Interviews

I Became An Art Teacher By Accident- Jumoke Olowookere Speaks About Her Foray Into Waste Management

Jumoke Olowookere is the Creative Director of Africa Creative Hub in Ibadan, Oyo State. Her desire to turn waste materials into something creative and...

‘I Wish I Listened To My Dad, I Would Have Been A Nice Fashion Designer’ Falilat Ogunkoya Opens Up

Talking about athletes in Nigeria, the story can not be complete without mentioning the name of one of Nigeria's finest athlete Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo. She...

‘I Was Beaten Blue Black By A Boxer’ Actress Omowunmi Dada Shares Touching Experience

Talented Nollywood actress Omowunmi Dada is a force to reckon with in the industry. She has proven to be an actor with a difference....

(INTERVIEW) There’s no way a label will sign an artiste and won’t want to make money- Jaywon reveals

Iledare Oluwajuwonlo, better known by his stage name Jaywon, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actor. He launched his record label named...

Features

Former APC Chairman Defends Obaseki Ahead Edo Guber

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun, has denied making a statement on the chances of the party in...

Twice As Tall tops Apple Charts in 48 countries

Burna Boy's recent album, 'Twice As Tall' continues to live up to its billing as a Grammy-worthy album as it sits nicely at the...

Video: Watch Trikkytee snap Kiddwaya out of Erica’s charm

The love triangles in the Big Brother Naija house may be ironing out into friendships and relationships, but whilst the situation of Ozo and...

Vee drops pregnancy bombshell on Neo

Big Brother Naija housemate, Vee, tonight hinted at the possibility of being pregnant for fellow housemate, Neo. In a private conversation between both housemates in...

Legal

News Now: Osun JUSUN Shut Down As Strike Persists

Members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter have grounded all court activities in the state to drive their demand for financial...

News Now: Reps Urge Judiciary Workers To Shelve Strike

The House of Representatives has urged the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria to shelve its proposed nationwide industrial action. The union goes on strike over...

Court Grants #EndSARS Protesters Bail As Defense Counsel Alleges Bribe Demands

By Ayo Oladiran The Yaba Magistrate Court sitting in Lagos, on Tuesday, granted bail to two #EndSARS protesters who had been remanded in the Kirikiri...

Court fixes March 15 to hear suit challenging NIN registration

A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, fixed March 15 to hear a suit challenging the ongoing process of linking the National Identification Number...

Opinion Articles

What to expect from this week’s Fed meeting

It has been a year since the Federal Reserve was forced to lower interest rates to zero, joining other central banks globally in taking...

Naira steady, Oil output, remittances plunge

After hitting a four year low on Monday, the Naira has staged a minor rebound due to a broadly weaker Dollar. Nigeria’s central bank weakened...

A rough and rocky road ahead for Nigeria’s economy?

Africa’s largest economy commenced the final quarter by facing some of the biggest protests witnessed since military rule ended in 1999. The protests boiled over...

Confronting the menace of fake news

Fake News is the dissemination of false information. Fake information is always negative in nature and intended to smear persons, institutions or government. They are...

religion

Islam, Christianity, best gifts to modern civilisation – Cleric

Rev. Fr. Gideon Pwakim of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos has described Islam and Christianity as the best gifts God has given to modern...

Grant amnesty to economic saboteurs in Nigeria, Cleric tells Buhari

Apostle Vitalis Odumma, the Senior Pastor, LifeGrace Ministries International with headquarters in London, has urged the Federal Government to grant amnesty to those who...

Insecurity: CAN fingers FG against trading blames, excuses

Following the current security crisis in the country, the Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN, has advised the Federal Government to stop trading blames and...

State of The Nation: Group prays for greater peace, unity of Nigeria

The Abia chapter of Nigeria Prays on Wednesday held a special prayer session for greater peace, unity and progress of Nigeria. The prayer was organised...

Music

Music Video: Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln – Cash App (Official Video)

Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln - Cash App (Official Video) Bella Shmurda, Zlatan, Lincoln And Dre Spencer are all wanted in this Cash App Music...

Music Video: Fireboy DML ft Wande Coal – Spell (Official Video)

Fireboy DML & Wande Coal - Spell (Official Video) Off his recently-released album “Apoll“, Fireboy DML is out with the visuals for “Spell“ featuring Wande Coal, directed by Clarence...

Music Video: Mayorkun – Your Body (Official Video)

Mayorkun - Your Body (Official Video) Davido Music Worldwide premieres – ‘Your Body Video’ performed by Mayorkun. Without wasting time Mayorkun dishes out ‘Your Body Video’...

Music Video: TENI – JO (Official Video)

TENI - JO (Official Video) Dr Dolor Entertainment premieres ‘JO Video’ preformed by star artiste Teni, Starring Legendary fuji pop singer and dancer – Sir...

Health & Fitness

News Now: FG Receives 100,000 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

The Federal Government on Tuesday said an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine has been received from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force...

Iron Deficiency: Nestle, NSN, others seek collaborations

Some nutrition stakeholders have called for the collaboration of individuals, public and private institutions to tackle the increasing incidence of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA)...

News Now: Over 70 British Lawmakers Oppose Vaccine Passports

More than 70 British lawmakers have signalled their opposition to the introduction of so-called vaccine passports that the government is considering bringing in to...

FG Angered By Resident Doctors’ Strike

As resident doctors in Kano, Osogbo, Port Harcourt, Jalingo, Gombe, Enugu, Ibadan, Lagos and other parts of the country strike, the Federal Government has...

Photos

PhotoNews: Highlights Of #EndSARS Protest In Ikeja, Lagos

As the protests to #EndSARS reached day three in Lagos, many residents - mainly youths - joined the protesters who had passed the night...

Otedolas Crash Twitter As Sisters Get Ferraris

Daughters of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, today sent tongues wagging as they unveiled expensive Ferrari vehicles purchased for them. Announcing the news on her official...

See photo of Alaafin of Oyo State’s 23 years old new bride

The traditional leader of the Oyo empire, and Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has gotten himself another beautiful young lady as...

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