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Chad military says it killed 300 rebels

Chad military says it killed 300 rebels

The Chadian army said on Monday it had killed 300 rebels who waged a major incursion into the north of the country eight days ago, adding that it had lost five of its soldiers. A heavily armed rebel group launched [...]

April 20, 2021 Africa
Police arrest mother for inflicting blade cuts on daughter

Police arrest mother for inflicting blade cuts on daughter

Operatives of the Ekeki Division of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old woman on the School Road in Okutukutu, a suburb of Yenagoa, for inflicting life-threatening injuries with razor blade on her teenage daughter, Ebimi Tokoye, over [...]

April 20, 2021 Crime
How Abia police division was attacked

How Abia police division was attacked

The police have confirmed the attack on a divisional station in Abia, saying the attackers “used dynamite and rocket launcher to burn down the building.” Abia police spokesperson Godfrey Ogbonna, however, said no life was lost to the incident. The attack on [...]

April 20, 2021 Crime
Why Pantami Must Resign Or Be Sacked

Why Pantami Must Resign Or Be Sacked

Abrewing storm over sensitive allegations unveiling Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, as a fervent supporter of extremist Islamist sects, who preached their violent cause should not be overlooked. The minister is under fire for vociferously espousing [...]

April 20, 2021 Government and politics
More International Firms Prefer Ghana To Nigeria

More International Firms Prefer Ghana To Nigeria

The recent decision of social media giant, Twitter, to set up its Africa office in Accra, Ghana, has reopened talks on how Nigeria increasingly lose similar opportunity even as more companies relocate to the Ghanian capital. Daily Trust on Sunday [...]

April 20, 2021 Business
At least 19 people killed in west Niger attack

At least 19 people killed in west Niger attack

At least 19 civilians were killed when armed men raided a village in west Niger close to the border with Mali, officials have said, in the latest bloodshed in the troubled region. The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of [...]

April 19, 2021 Crime
Obaseki reassures Edo people on campaign promises

Obaseki reassures Edo people on campaign promises

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reassured the people of the state that his government will fulfill all promises made during his second term electoral campaigns. He said the state had commenced the process of creating a 30-year development plan [...]

April 19, 2021 Human rights
12 confirmed dead in Benue tanker explosion

12 confirmed dead in Benue tanker explosion

No fewer than twelve persons have died in the tanker explosion which occurred at Oshigbudu village in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. Earlier on Sunday, a petrol tanker fell at the Oshigbudu-Obagaji junction and spilled its contents. Speaking with [...]

April 19, 2021 Incidents
We Have Lost Our Innocent

We Have Lost Our Innocent

Two weeks ago, I lost a comrade, brother, and friend, Innocent Chukwuma. Innoma, as I called him, was 55, and until a few months ago when he retired, the regional director (West Africa) of Ford Foundation. Every waking moment in [...]

April 19, 2021 Health issues
Lagos Police Arrest Two Suspected Armed Robbers

Lagos Police Arrest Two Suspected Robbers

The Police Operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu, Lagos State, on 15th April, 2021, at about 1210am, arrested one Rasheed Isiaka, M, 40, of No 4, Olowonisaye Street, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The suspect, who has been alleged of perpetrating [...]

April 19, 2021 Crime
Death toll on poisoned drink in Kano rise to 10

Death toll on poisoned drink in Kano rise to 10

Ten persons have so far died in Kano State from the poisoned powdered beverage, against three confirmed barely two weeks ago. Also, those hospitalised have reached 400 from the initial 243 declared by the state government. The Commissioner for Health, [...]

April 16, 2021 Health issues
Integrate, don’t close, Africa’s largest refugee camps

Integrate, don’t close, Africa’s largest refugee camps

On March 24, Kenya’s government demanded that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announce a clear timetable for closing the country’s, and Africa’s, two largest refugee camps – the Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border and the [...]

April 16, 2021 Africa
Amaechi’s ministry blocks rail ticketing details

Amaechi’s ministry blocks rail ticketing details

Nigeria’s transport ministry has turned down requests to make public details of its recent concession of the Kaduna-Abuja rail ticketing, amid concerns over the valuation of the deal. The government announced in January that a private company will manage the [...]

April 16, 2021 Transportation
Alkali Can’t Be Confirmed As Nigeria’s Police Inspector-General

Alkali Can’t Be Confirmed As Nigeria’s Police Inspector-General

Usman Baba Alkali cannot be confirmed as Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) in the eyes of the law, a check by Hopefornigeriaonline on the Nigeria Police Act 2020 has revealed. President Muhammadu Buhari had last Tuesday, asked Alkali to [...]

April 16, 2021 Law
FG: Issuance Of New Sims To Resume April 19

FG: Issuance Of New Sims To Resume April 19

The Federal Government says the issuance of new SIM cards will resume on April 19. Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, made this known in a statement released by Femi Adeluyi, his technical aide (information technology), on Thursday. [...]

April 16, 2021 Telecomms
Eritrean troops open fire in Tigray’s Adwa

Eritrean troops open fire in Tigray’s Adwa

Eritrean soldiers have opened fire on civilians in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, killing three people and wounding at least 19, according to Amnesty International. In a statement on Wednesday, the rights watchdog said the “unprovoked attack” took place in the [...]

April 15, 2021 Crime
‘U.S. spent $6 billion to support Nigeria on HIV/AIDS

‘U.S. spent $6 billion to support Nigeria on HIV/AIDS

The United States (U.S.) Consul-General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, yesterday, disclosed that since 2003, the U.S. government had provided at least not less than $6 billion worth of assistance to Nigeria to fight HIV/AIDS in the country. Pierangelo also said [...]

April 15, 2021 International
Another jailbreak foiled in Nigeria

Another jailbreak foiled in Nigeria

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area. Richard Ogbebor, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command [...]

April 15, 2021 Security
Governor Umahi: Plans To Incite War In South-East

Governor Umahi: Plans To Incite War In South-East

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has raised the alarm over a plot by some persons to incite war in the southeast. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Umahi said bandits were committing crimes in the South-East of [...]

April 15, 2021 Government and politics
Planned Protest At Abuja Airport: DSS Invites Chinonso Obasi, Youth Leader

Planned Protest At Abuja Airport: DSS Invites Chinonso Obasi

The Department of State Service, DSS, has invited the National President of Nigeria Youth Union, NYU, Comrade Chinonso Obasi, for questioning over the union’s suspended rally at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The protest was planned by the organisation [...]

April 15, 2021 Government and politics
Nearly a million people facing severe hunger in Mozambique

Nearly a million people facing severe hunger in Mozambique

Almost one million people are facing severe hunger in northern Mozambique where a worsening conflict has driven hundreds of thousands from their homes, the United Nations agency has warned. ISIL-linked fighters last month attacked Palma, a town in the gas-rich [...]

April 14, 2021 Africa
20 children killed in Niger school fire

20 children killed in Niger school fire

Some 20 children died Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school in Niger’s capital Niamey, the fire service said. “Twenty-one classrooms in straw huts caught fire. Around 20 children were trapped in the blaze,” fire service commander Sidi [...]

April 14, 2021 Incidents
15 killed, houses razed in Gombe communal clash

15 killed, houses razed in Gombe communal clash

Fifteen people were killed on Monday night in communal clashes in Nyuwar and Jessu in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State. Governor Inuwa Yahaya disclosed this on Tuesday night while speaking with journalists shortly after assessing the situations in the [...]

April 14, 2021 Incidents
Borno’s Damasak Town Comes Under Boko Haram Attack

Borno’s Damasak Town Comes Under Boko Haram Attack

Damasak town in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State has again come under Boko Haram attack on Tuesday.  A military source told Hopefornigeriaonline that the terrorists have, however, been repelled by the soldiers of 145 Battalion. He said [...]

April 14, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
DPR Denies Revoking 32 Refinery Licences

DPR Denies Revoking 32 Refinery Licences

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has denied revoking 32 refinery licenses issued to private companies in Nigeria. Mr Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs, DPR, made the clarification in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. “We wish to clarify that [...]

April 14, 2021 Oil & Gas
Southwest PDP closes ranks, vows to defeat APC

Southwest PDP closes ranks, vows to defeat APC

After months of horse-trading and exchange of invective, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gladiators in the Southwest, yesterday, sheathed their swords and agreed to work together to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the geopolitical zone. This was in contrast [...]

April 13, 2021 Government and politics
Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’

Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’: WHO

Confusion and complacency in addressing COVID-19 mean the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, the head of the World Health Organization has said. “We, too, [...]

April 13, 2021 Health issues
Ballot, not courts, should determine election winners

Ballot, not courts, should determine election winners

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for the strengthening of the nation’s electoral laws in a way that only the ballot paper, and not the courts, is allowed to determine the winners of elections. The former President stressed that the standard practice [...]

April 13, 2021 Government and politics
Obafemi Awolowo University Should Lift Ban On Students’ Union

Obafemi Awolowo University Should Lift Ban On Students’ Union

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has suggested that Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State should honour the late spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, by lifting the ban on students’ union activities in the school.  Paying tribute to Odumakin in [...]

April 13, 2021 Education
Problems Young Developers Face In Nigeria

Problems Young Developers Face In Nigeria

I will like to point out 6 problems young developers face in Nigeria. I will explain it as stages so as to show you how hard and most times stressful trying to be a successful programmer in Nigeria. 1. Electricity.I [...]

April 13, 2021 Education, Technology Business & StartUps