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Lesotho votes for new parliament amid continuing political crisis

Lesotho votes for new parliament amid continuing political crisis

Lesotho citizens have voted in a parliamentary election that political analysts said could see the ruling party lose power after years of political instability that the Southern African mountain kingdom’s legislators have failed to resolve. Friday’s election has gone ahead [...]

October 8, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
10 months after, FG finally inaugurates NBBF board

10 months after, FG finally inaugurates NBBF board

Ten months after the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) elections in Benin, which returned Musa Kida as president of the Federation, the Federal Government, yesterday inaugurated the Federation’s board. Yesterday’s inauguration finally puts an end to the dispute over the authentic [...]

October 8, 2022 Featured Post
Buhari proposes N20.5 trillion budget for 2023

Buhari proposes N20.5 trillion budget for 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, presented the “2023 Budget of Fiscal Consolidation and Transition” to the joint session of the National Assembly. Mr Buhari proposed N20.51 trillion for the year with an oil benchmark fixed at $70 per barrel. The lawmakers had fixed [...]

October 8, 2022 Finance
Governor Wike Demands N5million From Political Parties

Governor Wike Demands N5million From Political Parties

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has signed Executive Order 21 to prohibit the use of public schools for political parties without approval from the Ministry of Education. Wike said applicants would also deposit the sum of N5million caution fees in [...]

October 7, 2022 Education
Appeal Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike

Appeal Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike. At the court session on Friday, the appellate court said ASUU should obey the order of an industrial court which [...]

October 7, 2022 Security
US to screen travellers from Uganda for Ebola as ‘precaution’

US to screen travellers from Uganda for Ebola as ‘precaution’

President Joe Biden’s administration has announced it will test US-bound travellers from Uganda for Ebola, funnelling passengers through five airports that will conduct the screenings. The administration made the announcement on Thursday, and screenings are expected to begin immediately. Travellers who [...]

October 7, 2022 Health issues
Regulation, policy frustrate 14,120 megawatts hydropower

Regulation, policy frustrate 14,120 megawatts hydropower

There are strong indications that the Federal Government may have failed in its policy and regulatory direction towards harnessing existing 14,120MW of exploitable hydropower despite the country’s gross energy deficit. While hydropower currently provides the cheapest form of electricity on [...]

October 7, 2022 Featured Post
Flooding responsible for Abuja fuel scarcity

Flooding responsible for Abuja fuel scarcity

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has blamed the recent fuel scarcity in Abuja and neighbouring states on flooding in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The agency on Thursday said in a statement floods have submerged a greater part [...]

October 7, 2022 Oil & Gas
Namadi Sambo’s Phone Stolen At Event In Abuja Amid Tight Security

Namadi Sambo’s Phone Stolen At Event In Abuja Amid Tight Security

The mobile phone of a former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, was stolen by a yet-to-be-identified person during an event in Abuja on Thursday despite his heavy security details. A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, announced this via his Twitter [...]

October 7, 2022 Security
Buhari: Nigeria’s Future Heavily Dependent On Education

Buhari: Nigeria’s Future Heavily Dependent On Education

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday Nigeria’s future relied heavily on education, noting that no society could grow beyond its educational attainments. The President said it was in consideration of such development that his government was determined to return teachers, teaching and [...]

October 7, 2022 Education
Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 out of reach,

Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 out of reach, report says

The world is unlikely to meet a longstanding goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030, the World Bank has said, citing the effects of “extraordinary” shocks to the global economy, including the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine. In a new report [...]

October 6, 2022 Economy
Over 20,000 applicants jostle for Nigeria Air jobs

Over 20,000 applicants jostle for Nigeria Air jobs

The Ministry of Aviation, yesterday, issued a disclaimer denouncing recruiting agencies and online platforms scheduling interviews for the new national carrier, Nigeria Air. The ministry issued the caveat emptor after receiving over 20,000 applications for various categories of positions that [...]

October 6, 2022 Employment
Reps move to prohibit trial of sitting judge

Reps move to prohibit trial of sitting judge

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill seeking to prevent a sitting judge from appearing before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The bill, sponsored by Solomon Bob (PDP, Rivers), seeks to amend the Code of Conduct and [...]

October 6, 2022 Law
Court Jails Nigerian Footballer 12 Years For Internet Fraud

Court Jails Nigerian Footballer 12 Years For Internet Fraud

A Federal High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, has jailed one Jacob Wisdom Chukwuemeka, a professional footballer for six years over offences bordering on internet fraud. The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command, arraigned the [...]

October 6, 2022 Law
ASUU Reacts As FG Registers CONUA, NAMDA

ASUU Reacts As FG Registers CONUA, NAMDA

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the registration of two new trade unions by the government for academic staff in the university system is inconsequential and does not pose any threat to its existence. The National President [...]

October 6, 2022 Education
Ukraine promises to export more grains to African countries

Ukraine promises to export more grains to African countries

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has promised that his country will do all it can to send more grain to Africa as he began his African tour this week in Senegal. After meeting with Senegal’s president and foreign minister in [...]

October 5, 2022 Africa, Food
2023 Election: Hon. Ngumah applauds youths’ interest in politics

2023 Election: Hon. Ngumah applauds youths’ interest in politics

Nigerian businessman and Politician, Victor Ngumah has commended the zeal and passion of young persons in Nigeria’s political development especially as the country heads to major election in 2023. Hon. Ngumah, the CEO Lumen Media International, a leading company with [...]

October 5, 2022 Government and politics
Nigeria relaunches gas flare commercialisation programme, opens bid

Nigeria relaunches gas flare commercialisation programme

The Nigerian government has announced the relaunch of its gas flare commercialisation programme. The government launched the National Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme in 2016 to involve third-party investors or off-takers in harnessing gas released as a byproduct of oil production. [...]

October 5, 2022 Oil & Gas
Scores Feared Dead In Borno As Motorists Climb Boko Haram IEDs

Scores Feared Dead In Borno As Motorists Climb Boko Haram IEDs

Scores of motorists and travellers were feared dead on Monday after stepping on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by members of the Boko Haram sect on the Maiduguri-Damboa-Chibok road in Borno State. This was confirmed by the Executive Chairman of [...]

October 5, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror, Incidents
Anambra Flood: NEMA Confirms One Dead, 651,000 Displaced

Anambra Flood: NEMA Confirms One Dead, 651,000 Displaced

The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of one Ginikanwa Izuoba in the Enugu-Otu, Aguleri flood. The Acting State Coordinator of the agency in Anambra, Mr Thickman Tanimu, confirmed the incident in Awka on Saturday. Tanimu said that [...]

October 5, 2022 Incidents
Nigeria to award flared gas contracts by end of 2022

Nigeria to award flared gas contracts by end of 2022

Nigeria will award contracts for its flared gas by the end of December under an accelerated programme to harness gas that is released as a byproduct of oil production, its petroleum regulator has said. President Muhammadu Buhari first launched the [...]

October 4, 2022 Africa, Oil & Gas
Stock market wobbles amid inflation concern

Stock market wobbles amid inflation concern

It was not cheery news on the trading floor of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), as activities on the stock market took a negative turn last Tuesday following the increase of the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) for the third consecutive [...]

October 4, 2022 Business
Nigerian govt planning to reopen 180,000 bpd Trans-Niger pipeline

Nigerian govt planning to reopen 180,000 bpd Trans-Niger pipeline

The Nigerian government on Sunday announced it is set to reopen the Trans Niger Pipeline, the nation’s major liquid hydrocarbon delivery channel, which has been under force majeure for over six months. The Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment [...]

October 4, 2022 Featured Post
Lynched Suspects In Birnin-Gwari Community Were Terrorists From Sudan

Lynched Suspects In Birnin-Gwari Community Were Terrorists From Sudan

The Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) has told the Kaduna State Government that the lynched herdsmen in Birnin-Gwari on Sunday were terrorists from Sudan. It had been reported that two herdsmen were killed by a mob of disgruntled teenagers who [...]

October 4, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror
PFN To Nigerians: Vote Competence, Not Religion

PFN To Nigerians: Vote Competence, Not Religion

Competence and not religion or ethnicity should be the main consideration of Nigerians in electing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor next year, President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, has admonished. Oke, who also advised Nigerians against selling [...]

October 4, 2022 Government and politics
Heavy gunfire, soldiers on the streets in Burkina Faso capital

Heavy gunfire, soldiers on the streets in Burkina Faso capital

Soldiers are on the streets and heavy gunfire has been heard near the main military camp and residential areas of Burkina Faso’s capital. A large blast also rang out on Friday near the presidential palace where soldiers took up positions. [...]

October 1, 2022 Military
There’s nothing to celebrate in Nigeria at 62, says ASUU

There’s nothing to celebrate in Nigeria at 62, says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, lambasted the Federal Government, saying there is nothing for Nigerians to celebrate, as the country marks its 62nd Independence anniversary tomorrow, October 1. University lecturers have for more than seven months embarked [...]

October 1, 2022 General
PDP confirms payment of millions to NWC members

PDP confirms payment of millions to NWC members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed the payment of money to some members of its National Working Committee (NWC). The party, however, said it was not a bribe to the members. This was made known in a statement by the party’s [...]

October 1, 2022 Government and politics
Gunmen Kill Community Leader In Adamawa After Collecting N2million

Gunmen Kill Community Leader In Adamawa After Collecting N2million

Bandits have murdered the kidnapped village head of Bengo, Sallau Manu, in Adamawa State, after collecting N2million ransom. Manu was abducted last week at his residence in Bengo, in the Fufore Local Government Area of the state. SaharaReporters learnt that [...]

October 1, 2022 Security
Tinubu To Pacify Adamu, Governors With 2,000 Appointments

Tinubu To Pacify Adamu, Governors With 2,000 Appointments

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is planning to include an additional 2,000 members in the newly constituted Presidential Campaign Council of the party. This, The PUNCH gathered, was to pacify APC National Working Committee members and [...]

October 1, 2022 Government and politics