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NEPZA, NACCIMA partner on export processing in Nigeria

NEPZA Managing-Director, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba with NACCIMA’s delegation The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has expressed readiness to collaborate with the Nigerian Association of...

Borno Blast: Death toll hits 16, 60 Injured, as survivors count ordeals

Following the bomb blast that rocked Borno State, the death toll had risen to 16 as over 60 injured persons are currently receiving treatment...

Attack on bullion van: Police confirm killing of personnel

The Police Command in Delta on Wednesday confirmed an attack on a bullion van by suspected armed robbers. The police said that the attack occurred...

UNDP donates COVID-19 kits worth $14m to ECOWAS

From L-R: Prof. Stanley Okolo, Dg West African Health Organisation (WAHO), President of ECOWAS Jean-Claude Brou and Country Representative of UNDP, Mohamed Yahya during...

Reps urge FG to lift embargo on employment into Civil Service

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to lift the embargo on employment into Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies. This followed the adoption...

Oando rallies on NSE, lifts market indices by 0.14%

Activities on the Nigerian stock market sustained the upward trend on Wednesday with a gain of 0.14 per cent on bargain hunting in Oando...

Lagos Govt to shutdown Third Mainland bridge from Friday midnight

The Lagos State Government has announced that there would be a total closure of the third mainland bridge from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday. The...

Singer, Joeboy Speaks Up On His Relationship With Older Women

  Nigerian singer, Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa also known as Joeboy has disclosed that he has a sugar mummy. This was made known during an interview session...

Male Barbie, Michelle Page Challenges Bobrisky To A No Makeup Contest

  An upcoming cross dresser, Michelle Page has taken to social media to challenge his senior colleague Bobrisky to a no makeup contest. In a video...

Bobrisky Gives Warning To Those Drawing Tattoo Of Celebrities On Their Body

Popular crossdresser, Okuneye Idris also known as Bobrisky has taken to social media to give warning to those drawing tattoo of celebrities on their...

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APC responsible for Nigeria suffering — Prince Opuofoni

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bomadi local government area, Delta state, Prince Opuofoni, has berated the leadership style of the All Progressives Congress,...

Breaking: Police Arrest Former Imo State Governor, Okorocha

Police in Imo state have arrested the former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. Arrested alongside him were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu who were...

Anambra 2021: Prof. Soludo declares his governorship ambition

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has declared his intention to run for the governorship of Anambra in the...

Court Jails Critic Of Guinea’s President Five Years

A Guinean court sentenced an opposition activist and dual Canadian citizen to five years in prison Monday, the latest jailing of a critic of...

Alleged N702m fraud: Okupe has no personal house in Abuja, witness tells court

Rep. Bamidele Salam, a defence witness (DW4), on Monday, said Dr Doyin Okupe, former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck...

Tony Momoh’s death, huge loss to Nigeria – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, mourned a former Minister of Information and Culture, Chief Tony Momoh, who died on Monday at the...

AGRIC ECONOMICS

126 farmers benefit from training on climate-smart poultry farming in FCT

The abundance of Hope Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organization, on Monday commenced training on climate-smart poultry farming for 126 farmers in Abuja. Executive Director of the...

FAO mobilises to train 600 livestock, crop farmers in Benue communities

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), on Monday, started sensitisation/mobilisation ahead of its step-down training for 600 crop and livestock farmers in selected Benue...

NIRSAL facilitates N148bn into agricultural sector

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, (NIRSAL PLC) has facilitated over N148 billion in finance and investments for agriculture and agribusiness. The...

We realised N2.11m in 2020 from Unilorin farm – VC

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has on Tuesday disclosed that the institution’s Farm realised N2.11 million in 2020. It also said that the proceeds had...

21, 000 farmers to benefit from NALDA intervention – Coordinator

No fewer than 21,000 young farmers in Adamawa are to benefit from the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) intervention aimed at increasing food...

FG, private sector’s investment in sugar industry to create thousands of job — Minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to partner private investors in the...

FOREIGN NEWS

We received 30% fewer asylum applications in 2020 – EU authority

30 per cent fewer asylum applications were received in the European Union in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was the submission of...

Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia as country’s news pages go blank

Australians woke to empty Facebook news feeds on Thursday, after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise escalation of a...

Global oil sector needs $12.6trn investment, says OPEC

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the global oil sector needs about  US$ 12.6-trillion investment to enable it contribute to achieving future...

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

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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)

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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)

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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

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops by one spot, now world 36th

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped by one spot in the January Ranking by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to now occupy the...

NFF takes steps to improve the organisation of the NPFL, other leagues

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), headed by Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, on Monday, took some steps to improve the organisation of...

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare enters Guinness Book records

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond...

Tokyo governor says Olympic facing ‘major issue’ after Mori’s sexist remarks

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday the Olympic Games were facing a “major issue” after the head of the organising committee made sexist...

Marseille Match Suspended As Fans Attack Training Ground

Marseille’s game against Rennes in France’s Ligue 1 on Saturday was postponed after hundreds of angry supporters broke into the club’s training ground in...
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Education

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...

See 20 newly approved private universities in Nigeria

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has on Wednesday approved the establishment of 20 new private universities in Nigeria. The FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu...

Power minister inaugurates ecological fund projects in Wukari University

The Minister of Power Alhaji Saleh Mamman on Friday inaugurated various projects at Federal University, Wukari, which were executed by the Ecological Fund Office. The...

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

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...

NHIS plans health insurance for lawyers

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) says it is planning to extend health insurance to lawyers across the country to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure for...

Reemploy Sacked Pregnant Officer Or Face The Law – Group Tells Police IG

A group, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, has written to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, seeking a reversal of the dismissal of an...

Alleged exam malpractices: Court acquits Sen. Adeleke’s co-defendant

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday, discharged and acquitted four persons involved in the alleged examination malpractices charge filed against former Peoples Democratic Party...

Opinion Articles

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...

Save Nigeria for APC to Command Moral and Electoral Credibility

Crisis is always the test of leadership. That our dear nation is in crisis cannot be disputed. The crisis is already consuming precious lives...

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)

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

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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)

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Health & Fitness

Consumption of soft drinks, beverages fueling Nigeria’s malnutrition crisis — Dietician

A dietician, Motunrayo Oduneye, says that the consumption of soft drinks or sugary beverages is fueling the malnutrition crisis in the country. Oduneye, an Assistant...

WHO probing COVID-19 origins in Wuhan set to brief media

An expert team from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that has spent the last four weeks in the Chinese city of Wuhan, investigating the...

WHO Team Finally Visit Wuhan Hospital With First COVID-19 Patients

The team of World Health Organisation experts investigating the origins of the coronavirus met staff Saturday at the Wuhan hospital that received the first...

Bushmeat consumption can endanger wildlife preservation – WildAid

A Non-Govenmental Organisation, NGO, WildAid, advises against indiscriminate consumption of bushmeat to avert the extinction of some animals. Mr Linus Unah, West Africa representative, WildAid,...

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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