Buhari to Osinbajo: Your position is “threatened’’ by women

ABUJA - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday alerted Vice President (VP) Yemi Osinbajo that his position as VP was being “threatened’’ by Nigerian women in politics. The president stated this while reacting to a request by Nigerian women…

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Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

WASHINGTON DC - US President Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un Thursday he is canceling their nuclear summit next month…

FIFA to lift ban on international football matches in Libya

TRIPOLI - President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, says the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon.…

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EFCC grills ex-governor Yero for 4 hours over N700m campaign fund

KADUNA - The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Friday interrogated former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero for four hours at…

Imo APC: Hold Okorocha responsible for breakdown of law and order

ABUJA - The Stakeholders’ Forum of Imo All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on security agencies to hold Gov. Rochas Okorocha responsible for…

Buhari to Osinbajo: Your position is “threatened’’ by women

ABUJA - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday alerted Vice President (VP) Yemi Osinbajo that his position as VP was being “threatened’’ by Nigerian…

Health

UN donates $2m for cholera outbreak in North-East

ABUJA - The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, on Friday in Abuja, donated two million dollars to support the response to…

Scientists develop new tool to target mosquito-borne Zika virus

SYDNEY - Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, a University of Queensland researcher, on Thursday, said scientists have developed cheap tool that could rapidly identify mosquitoes…

Business

Fidelity Bank shareholders okay N3.19bn dividend for 2017, laud performance

LAGOS - Shareholders of Fidelity Bank Plc. on Friday approved the dividend of N3.19 billion recommended by the bank for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2017. The shareholders gave the approval…

CBN retains lending rate at 14% for 11th consecutive time

ABUJA - The Central Bank of Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has for the 11th consecutive time, retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 14 per cent due to persistent uncertain economic…

Nigeria, others to record 3.4% growth average, says IMF

LAGOS - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday said Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan countries would grow their economies by an average of 3.4 per cent in 2018, from 2.8 per cent…

Science & Tech

BREAKING: Court declares Innoson motors chairman wanted

LAGOS - Justice Mojisola Dada of the special offences court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday declared the Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma, wanted over his failure to make an…

Scientists develop new tool to target mosquito-borne Zika virus

SYDNEY - Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, a University of Queensland researcher, on Thursday, said scientists have developed cheap tool that could rapidly identify mosquitoes infected with the dangerous Zika virus. Sikulu-Lord, who developed…

Active mobile lines in Nigeria hit 149m in March

ABUJA - The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active mobile phone lines in the country rose from the 148 million in February to 149 million in March. The NCC stated this in…

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How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

There’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvementslinked to the push to achieve the…

Opinion

Time to call out Osinbajo

By Yinka Odumakin DEAR Mr. Vice President, I recall then Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fasola, a silk like you…

Imo State and Its Governor

By Okey Ikechukwu In addition to his many controversial engagements, governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State recently led some South…

Open letter to President Obasanjo

Open Letter to His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR By Ike Neliaku, Ph.D, FNIPR, FAPRA A Dance of Four Presidents:…

Education

UNN confers Lifetime Achievement award on Soyinka

NSUKKA - Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has expressed appreciation to the Institute of African Studies,…

JAMB sets May 26 for rescheduled examinations for over 12,000

ABUJA - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said that it had…

Obasanjo to chair LASU’s 22nd convocation lecture as 26,637 graduate

LAGOS - The Lagos State University says it's graduating 26,637 students this year, and of…

Magazine

Serena Williams: What my life-threatening experience taught me about giving birth

I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia. Yet I consider myself fortunate.…

Jacinda Ardern: ‘I’m not going to leave any room for doubt that I can do this’

The New Zealand prime minister talks about her surprise pregnancy and why she won’t stay…

Timipre Wolo: How I Started First Nigerian Restaurant in Aberdeen

Young, cerebral, and undeterred; a dreamer and an achiever. She is more than that: she…

Sport

FIFA to lift ban on international football matches in Libya

TRIPOLI - President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, says the ban on international football matches in…

Nigeria retains 47th position in latest FIFA rankings

ABUJA - Nigeria has retained 47th position at this month's Coca Cola FIFA world football…

China wins 2018 world team table tennis championship

HALMSTAD - The Chinese men’s table tennis team are the 2018 Men’s Team World Champions…

Energy

Libya’s El Feel oilfield evacuated after shutdown threats

Libya’s National Oil Corporation has evacuated its workers from the El Feel, or Elephant, oil field amid threats from the…

IPMAN to Nigerian govt: Break NNPC’s monopoly to end fuel scarcity

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says Nigerians will continue to experience severe scarcity of premium motor spirit…

Climate regulations: Exxon sees global oil demand plunging by 2040

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that it expects global oil demand to drop sharply by 2040…

Nigeria

EFCC grills ex-governor Yero for 4 hours over N700m campaign fund

KADUNA - The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Friday interrogated former Governor of…

Fidelity Bank shareholders okay N3.19bn dividend for 2017, laud performance

LAGOS - Shareholders of Fidelity Bank Plc. on Friday approved the dividend of N3.19 billion…

Imo APC: Hold Okorocha responsible for breakdown of law and order

ABUJA - The Stakeholders’ Forum of Imo All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on security…

West Africa

Osinbajo attends inauguration of Sierra Leone’s new President

ABUJA - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left Abuja on Saturday to attend the inauguration of President Julius Maada Bio in…

Gambia begins selling off Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes, to pay off debt

BANJUL - Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as…

Southern Africa

Two Nigerians again killed in South Africa, death figure rises to 118

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to climb with two young Nigerians being the latest…

Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank bans processing of cryptocurrency payments

HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it has stopped local banks from trading or processing payments linked to…

North Africa

At least 7 killed by car bomb in Benghazi

BENGHAZI - A hospital medic said seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a…

FIFA to lift ban on international football matches in Libya

TRIPOLI - President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, says the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon.…

East & Central Africa

49 drown in Congo river boat accident – official

KINSHASA - A boat tipped over in a river in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning 49 people on board…

WHO warns Ebola in DRC may spread nationally, internationally

NEW YORK - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of the…

World

Harvey Weinstein arraigned in New York for rape, criminal sex act

NEW YORK - Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a New York court…

UN donates $2m for cholera outbreak in North-East

ABUJA - The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, on Friday in Abuja, donated…

Police seize $28.6m in cash from ex-Malaysian PM’s flat

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police said on Friday that cash worth 114 million ringgit (28.6…

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