Family Planning: Mother Of Four Gives Birth To Quadruplets, Cries For Help

Seven years after her fourth child was born and with a decision jointly made with her husband to stop childbearing, 37-year-old Muslimat AbdulWaheed has again been delivered of quadruplets. The couple who reside in Gwako, a suburb of Gwagwalada area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, said they could barely feed their family of six, […]

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President Buhari Departs Abuja For Dubai

President Buhari has departed Abuja for Dubai where he is expected to attend the Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. The Expo 2020 Dubai is aimed at creating an environment for Nigerians to join over 190 countries to forge true and meaningful partnerships. According to a statement by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina on […]

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Cholera Has Killed Twice As Many People As COVID-19 In 2021 – NCDC Data

The number of people who died of cholera since the beginning of the year 2021 is twice as many as those killed by COVID-19, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed. While the death toll from cholera has already exceeded 3,600 just about a month to the end of the year, […]

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My Dad Sent Police After Me When I Left School For Music – Davido

Award-winning Nigerian singer, Davido, has revealed that his father, Adedeji Adeleke, sent the Police after him when he left school for music. The singer made this revelation during an interview with an American-based podcast, Earn Your Leisure, which was published on Wednesday. Davido stated that while his dad thought he was at school, he was actually […]

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Omicron: Canada Bars Nigerians, Fear Spreads As NCDC Records Three Cases

Virologists on Wednesday expressed concern that there was a high risk of community transmission of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. The virologists, including a professor of Medical Virology at the University of Maiduguri,  Marycelin Baba, who stated this in separate interviews with The PUNCH while reacting to detection of three cases of the […]

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Druglord, El Chapo’s Wife Finally Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

A US judge sentenced Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, to three years in prison Tuesday on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. The sentence was less than the relatively light four years requested by prosecutors, with the judge acknowledging that Coronel was only a teenager when […]

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Buhari Lacks Power To Release Nnamdi Kanu — Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), on Tuesday said President Muhamma­du Buhari lacks the power to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indige­nous People of Biafra (IPOB), who is currently facing treason charges at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Igbo leaders led by First Republic former Aviation Minister, Chief Mba­zulike […]

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MTN Launches Sale Of Shares To Nigerians

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has announced the price of its initial public offering to retail investors. The company is making 575 million of its shares available to the public at N169 per unit, the telecoms heavyweight said on Tuesday. Sales will open at 8:00 am on December 1 and close at 5:00 pm on December […]

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Fani-Kayode Reportedly Arrested In Lagos Court, Moved To EFCC Custody

Femi Fani-Kayode, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was arrested at a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, and moved to a nearby EFCC office. The former minister, who was in court over his forgery trial, was walking out after the matter […]

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Super TV CEO’s Murder: How We Found Ataga’s Body – Witness

A witness, Mr Rotimi Albert, in the ongoing trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, has narrated how Ataga’s family and friends searched for him but only found his body in the mortuary on his birthday. Albert made the revelation on Tuesday while giving […]

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2023 Election: Atiku Is My Candidate, Not Tinubu – Mr Ibu

Nigerian comic actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, has debunked campaigning for the All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, as his 2023 presidential candidate. The Nollywood actor disclosed this in a video posted on his Instagram page, stating that the former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, is his presidential candidate in the 2023 election. He said, “People […]

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MultiChoice Announces Discount Offer On DStv, GOtv Decoders

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced a discount bundle offer ahead of the festive season for new customers to get access to its wide range of entertainment on their DStv and GOtvplatforms.  The company said it will be offering the DStv HD decoder for a discount fee of N13,900 with a dish kit and a one-month DStv Compact package, while the GOtv decoder will go for N7,900 with a GOtenna and a one-month GOtv Max package. This festive offer will be […]

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Governor Ayade Suspends Calabar Carnival

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has suspended the 2021 edition of the Calabar carnival due to insecurity and the outbreak of Omicron COVID-19 variant. Linus Obogo, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Mr Ayade, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar. Mr Obogo told NAN that […]

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Flashback: How Buhari Rejected Subsidy Removal Under Jonathan

The Federal Government has fixed a June deadline for the final removal of petrol subsidy. During a World Bank programme last week, Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Budget planning, laid out the plans for subsidy removal. But 10 years ago, Buhari had criticised ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the attempt to remove subsidy, describing the […]

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Nigeria To Conduct 5G Trial On Thursday

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it is set for the second trial of 5G in Nigeria. According to the commission, the trial which is scheduled to hold on Thursday is necessary in order to validate the national policy on 5G for the digital economy. The commission added that the supervised trial would be conducted by […]

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I’m Not Supposed To Be In Politics — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is not an extrovert that is highly predisposed to serious social and partisan political activ­ities. He said this at the gala night to round off the three-day programme of the sec­ond ‘Unique University of Port Harcourt Class ‘81 Re­union’ (UU81) which ended on Saturday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. […]

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Nigerian Flights Still On Hold, Says Emirates

Despite the Federal Government’s lifting of the suspension on Emirates flights to Nigeria, the airline has announced that Nigerian flights are still on hold. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, had on Friday announced that the ban on Emirates flights to Nigeria had been lifted following the decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to remove […]

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Nigerian Billionaire Businessman Loses Wife

Foremost entrepreneur and the President/CEO of Coscharis Group of Companies, Chief Cosmas Maduka, has lost his wife, Mrs. Charity Maduka. Mrs. Maduka, who was until her death the Vice-President of the group, reportedly died in her family home in Nnewi, Anambra State. The family, especially her husband, is said to be in shock over the […]

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Christmas Season: Hard Times For Air Travellers In Nigeria As Ticket Prices Double

As yuletide approaches, airline passengers are facing hard times over the skyrocketing cost of tickets, findings by Daily Trust have revealed.  Checks by Daily Trust correspondents showed that ticket prices have doubled on all the domestic routes, as well as some international destinations ahead of the Christmas and New Year holiday bookings.  But for the December booking, any […]

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Lagos EndSARS Panel Was Illegal, Says Nigerian Minister

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has described the panel the Lagos State Government set up to probe police brutality as illegal. The National Economic Council (NEC) had in the wake of violent EndSARS protests against police brutality of 2020, directed states to constitute Judicial Panels of Inquiry to investigate complaints against […]

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Nigeria Has No Reason to Import Food, Raw Materials – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed his frustration with the continued reliance of Nigeria on imported food and raw materials, despite the abundant resources and knowledge available in the country. Buhari also admonished Nigerian universities to intensify their research to develop the COVID-19 vaccine to tackle the dreaded virus afflicting the country. He made these remarks […]

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Nigerians Should Present NIN Even Before Using A Restaurant – Minister

The Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has stated that in order to secure Nigeria in the next few years, Nigerians should present and verify their National Identity Number even before using a restaurant. The minister stated this while speaking at a convocation lecture of the Federal College of Education Technical Gombe. […]

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