Sowore’s trial resumes today

Hearing in the trial against Revolution Now convener, Omoyele Sowore, would continue at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday (Today), February 12, 2020. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on  December 6, 2019 adjourned the matter to the 11th, 12th and 13th of February 2020for definite hearing. But the court did not sit on Tuesday […]

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Dangote Remains Africa’s Wealthiest Person for 9th consecutive year

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1billion. In the latest ranking of the world’s billionaires by Forbes, the American global media company, focusing on business, investment, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership, Dangote’s present worth is down […]

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WHO renames coronavirus

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19” will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a “very grave threat” for the world but there was a “realistic chance” of stopping it. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19,” World Health Organization chief […]

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Nigeria not worth dying for – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, on Tuesday, in Kaduna, expressed displeasure with the alleged poor management of Nigeria. The Bishop stated this in his homily at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaukau, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State before the burial of the seminarian killed by kidnappers in the state. He […]

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China sends coronavirus treatment guide to Nigeria

The Chinese government has sent an official guide on treating coronavirus to the Nigerian authorities as death toll in the Chinese mainland reached 908 on Monday. The Chinese embassy in Nigeria confirmed that the official guide on coronavirus was shared with Nigeria and other countries through “an official channel with documents including Lab Test Procedure, […]

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Nigeria’s VAT Rate Lowest in Africa – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said that Nigeria’s Value Added Tax (VAT) is the lowest in the whole of Africa. The vice president stated this in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, at the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Clinics for Viable Enterprises. According to Osinbajo, “many people have said this is a higher tax […]

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87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North – World Bank

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country. The […]

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Don’t rely on us for jobs, Nigerian Government tells unemployed graduates

The Federal Government has advised unemployed graduates who are seeking government jobs to look elsewhere, saying there are more sustainable lucrative ventures outside their focus. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said this during a Townhall Meeting on Popularisation of blue/green collar jobs among graduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, which was […]

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British-born Nigerian actress, Beverly Naya addresses societal pressure on women

Actress Beverly Naya has advised the society to reduce pressure on women to get married. Beverly Naya disclosed this while speaking to Punch’s Sunday Scoop, noting that she has been able to stay away from controversies because she doesn’t do things that would lead to scandals. In her words, “I don’t do things I shouldn’t […]

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Nigeria jaga jaga singer, Eedris Abdulkareem quizzed for ‘assault’ on landlord

Eedris AbdulKareem, the Nigeria Jaga Jaga singer was last week quizzed by the police in Lagos for allegedly assaulting his landlord, The Nation learnt on Sunday. Abdul-Kareem was arrested by detectives attached to the Area F Command in Ikeja after the landlord Oladipo Abimbola filed a complaint against him. It was gathered trouble started after […]

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Nigerian Lawyer sues Buhari’s daughter for ‘illegal’ use of presidential aircraft

A Lawyer, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, has sued Hanan, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, for illegal use of the presidential aircraft. Ojaomo instituted the action at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), alleging that Hanan used the aircraft for her private assignment. In the suit, filed on February 6, Ojaomo is asking the […]

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Buhari has failed Nigerians, say northern elders

The Northern Elders Forum said on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari had failed to secure and pilot the affairs of the Nigerian nation. The Prof. Ango Abdullahi-led NEF stated this at a press conference on the state of the nation in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Sunday. The Director, Advocacy and Engagements of the NEF and […]

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Alleged car theft: Singer Iyanya breaks silence

Fans of singer, Iyanya Mbuk, were worried when news broke that he had been arraigned before the Igbosere High Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a car. However, Iyanya pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released to his lawyer, who undertook to produce him in court for his next appearance. Meanwhile, the singer […]

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EFCC quizzes another ex-gov, sons over ‘N150 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a massive probe into alleged looting of over N150 billion by the immediate past governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, and members of his family. His sons – Chinendum Orji Eyinanya (currently Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly) and one Ogonna Orji – are also […]

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Nollywood movies promoting money rituals, encouraging kidnapping – Fashola

Without doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual […]

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Blame politicians, others for insecurity in Nigeria – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has blamed the political elites for the current insecurity bedeviling the country. He said: “They have failed to lead the citizens to the right path.” Sultan Sa’ad also blamed traditional and religious leaders for their failure to preach peace and promote good societal values in the country, adding […]

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David Bamasai Tumo wins 2020 Lagos City Marathon

David Bamasai Tumo of Kenya  has won the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon He won the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes 22seconds,  thus clinching the 50,000 US dollars prize money. The race, which is championed by Access Bank, started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, […]

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Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash: Investigation Reveals New Details

Investigators are releasing new details about the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and eight others. On Friday afternoon, the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on their investigation into the tragedy that took place on Jan. 26. In the 11-page report, the investigators reveal the helicopters engine was fully operational at the time of the […]

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