Senator Gemade speaks on why he dumped PDP, APC  for SDP

  Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and a serving Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, Senator Barnabas Gemade  has said he quit the PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) as a result of lack…

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Breaking: Obama recommends Achebe, Chimamanda books for summer reading

Former  President of the United State (U.S.), Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah”…

CBN woos Nigerians to use Chinese yuan for imports

The Central Bank of Nigeria is wooing local businesses importing goods from China to use the yuan instead of the…

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Senator Gemade speaks on why he dumped PDP, APC  for SDP

  Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and a serving Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, Senator Barnabas Gemade  has said…

Again, CAN accuses Buhari of lopsided appointments

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of unduly favouring Muslims from Northern Nigeria in federal appointments. CAN…

Group tackles EFCC, Customs for placing Fayose on watch list

A civic group, Change Nigeria Movement, on Tuesday slammed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for categorising a sitting Nigerian governor as…

Health

Bwari Area Council allays fear of cholera outbreak

The Bwari Area Council Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory(FCT) has said necessary measures are being put in place to forestall further spread of…

FCTA Resident doctors to embark on indefinite strike August 25

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Administration Chapter, has said  it will commence an indefinite strike on August…

Business

DSTV Tariff Hike: Again, court rules against Multichoice

A judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, in Abuja has rejected an appeal by Multichoice Nigeria against an interim order prohibiting any increase in its DStv or GOtv subscription rates. Multichoice Nigeria had on August…

Rising Debt: Buhari asked to stop mortgaging Nigerians’ future, China cautioned on granting loans

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the astronomical rise in the nation’s Foriegn debt portfolio under the present administration as worrisome with…

Nigeria, Germany sign MoUs on agriculture, commerce

Nigeria and Germany on Friday in Abuja signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) in agriculture and commerce. The first agreement was signed between the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines…

Science & Tech

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg loses $17.6bn, plunges to world’s sixth-richest

As Facebook stock plunged over 20 per cent in after-hours trading on Wednesday following a disappointing earnings report, CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $17.6bn in net worth. The 34-year-old Facebook billionaire, who had…

South Africa unveils telescope to uncover Galaxy’s secrets

South Africa on Friday unveiled a 'MeerKAT,'  the most powerful Radio telescope of its kind, with scientists saying it could uncover new secrets of the Galaxy. The 64-dish MeerKAT telescope in the…

Aussie scientists identify gene that “could help treat cancer”

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection and “cancer”. The gene has existed for 500 million…

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Nigeria killings echo abroad: Herdsmen, Boko Haram threaten Nigeria’s future — UK parliamentarians

•We have a moral duty to help’  Killings, suspected to have been carried out in some parts of Nigeria by herdsmen alleged to…

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

The recurring struggle against female circumcision in Nigeria 

By Osaro Itua The story of one Mrs. Gbe (not complete name) who has a hard time preventing her 11yr…

Mass Killings, Political Calculations and the Dearth of Morality in Nigeria

By Josephine Collins There is a joke trending in the wake of the defections of lawmakers elected on the platform…

Eunice Ortom: A Standard-bearer for Devotion and Support

By Solomon Semaka The perception of the average Nigerian that most of the political class has the love for their…

Education

Oyedepo declares Covenant University Registrar office vacant over romance scandal

Uncertainty surrounds the declaration of the Chancellor of Covenant University, David Oyedepo, after he pronounced…

Corps members in Kogi to get N5,000 extra monthly allowance

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello  has  promised  to pay Youth Corps members posted to the…

Thugs Burn Down Dino Melaye’s Constituency Projects Ready for Commissioning

Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs Wednesday morning at about 2 :00 a.m burnt down…

Sport

Zidane ready to replace Mourinho as Man Utd manager

After failing to acquire any of their targeted defenders during the pre-season Premier League transfer…

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles drops to 41st position

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday dropped by one spot to 41st position in the new…

FIFA set to sanction Nigeria, Ghana over ‘undue interfernece’

World football governing body FIFA on Tuesday said it would go on to suspend Nigeria…

Energy

9 ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol, other products

A total of nine ships carrying various products are at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports waiting to berth, the Nigerian…

Trump blasts NATO allies, calls Germany ‘a captive of Russia’

The president said it's not fair to American taxpayers that Germany buys energy from Russia while enjoying the umbrella of…

Niger depot fire: NNPC allay fears over fuel scarcity

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has allayed fears that the fire incident which occurred at one of  its depot…

Nigeria

6.3m children died in Nigeria, others in 2017 – UN report

No fewer than 6.3 million children under the age of 15 died from mostly preventable…

Nigerian govt obeys court order, reinstates controversial official, Yushau Shuaib

After four years of protracted legal battle the Nigerian government has finally obeyed the judgment…

Niger State SDP elects Bello as  state chairman

  The Niger state chapter of the Social Democratic Party(SDP), has elected  Pastor Isaac Bello…

West Africa

7 out of 12 Nigerian students detained in Benin Republic released

Seven out of the 12 Nigerian students detained on allegations of cybercrime have been released in Benin Republic, according to a statement…

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…

Southern Africa

Two women who burnt school girl alive sentenced

Two women, Cynthia Mosupi, and Sharon Gugu Thwala, who murdered schoolgirl Boitumelo Dlamini by dousing her with petrol and setting…

South Africa shelves nuclear power expansion plans until 2030

South Africa’s government has halted its nuclear power expansion plans until 2030, the energy minister said on Monday. Jeff Radebe…

North Africa

Egypt’s inflation hits 14.4 percent in June

Egypt’s annual urban consumer inflation surged to 14.4 per cent in June from 11.4 per cent in May, the official…

More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 6 months – IOM

More than 200 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean from January to June, bringing the overall death toll so far this…

East & Central Africa

Uganda sends samples to U.S. as strange disease leaves 8 dead

Uganda has sent samples to the United States for further laboratory tests after a strange disease in the central region…

Ugandan police bars planned protest against social media tax

The Ugandan police on Monday said it will not allow a planned demonstration against a recently imposed government tax on…

World

North Korea still poses dire security threat -Japan

Japan said on Tuesday North Korea still posed a dire threat to its security despite…

10 questions British PM, Theresa May should ask Buhari – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has…

Tears, joy as 90 Korean families separated by war reunite briefly after 65 years

Some 90 families from the two Koreas were reunited in the North on Monday, weeping…

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