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West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali

West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to democracy and published a new electoral law. The bloc imposed stiff sanctions on [...]

July 5, 2022 Africa
Stakeholders fear Lekki seaport will replicate Apapa pains

Stakeholders fear Lekki seaport will replicate Apapa pains

Hours after the first vessel berthed at Lekki deep seaport, stakeholders and residents along the corridor have expressed worry with the slow response of the Federal and state governments to providing the infrastructure needed to efficiently kick-start the seaport, amid [...]

July 5, 2022 Business
Lagos shuts Redeemers school over drowned pupil

Lagos shuts Redeemers school over drowned pupil

The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of a school owned in the state by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) over the drowning of a five-year-old pupil, Chidere Eze. The pupil had reportedly drowned in May during a swimming [...]

July 5, 2022 Incidents
Children Rescued In Ondo Church Refuse To Follow Parents Home

Children Rescued In Ondo Church Refuse To Follow Parents Home

Some children who were part of the people rescued from the basement of a church, Whole Bible Believers Church, in the Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Monday declined to follow their parents home. SaharaReporters had reported [...]

July 5, 2022 Featured Post
Senate Sends Delegation To London Over Ekweremadu’s Arrest

Senate Sends Delegation To London Over Ekweremadu’s Arrest

The Senate has disclosed that a high powered delegation would leave to the United Kingdom following the arrest of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice following the alleged purported Organ harvest against [...]

July 5, 2022 Law
Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes

Germany and Nigeria have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of hundreds of artefacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted and removed from Africa more than 120 years ago – an accord that Nigerian [...]

July 2, 2022 Foreign relations
Nigeria’s oil production threatened as operators shut wells

Nigeria’s oil production threatened as operators shut wells

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has expressed concerns about the country’s production capacity, citing cases of deliberate shut of oil wells and pipelines by operators who are trying to deal with theft. According to the NUPRC, the country’s [...]

July 1, 2022 Oil & Gas
Nigerian senator jailed seven years for money laundering

Nigerian senator jailed seven years for money laundering

A Nigerian senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. The senator, who represents Delta North senatorial district, was convicted on a two-count charge of fraud and money [...]

July 1, 2022 Law
Terrorists Kill Seven Nigerian Soldiers In Fresh Taraba State Attack

Terrorists Kill Seven Nigerian Soldiers In Fresh Taraba State Attack

Seven personnel of the Nigerian Army have been reportedly killed by suspected terrorists in the Karim-Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State. The soldiers were killed by terrorists in a forest around the Amdami area in Karim Lamido on Thursday [...]

July 1, 2022 Security
Sanwo-Olu Approves Increase In BRT Fares By ₦100

Sanwo-Olu Approves Increase In BRT Fares By ₦100

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a flat rate increase by N100 in bus fares for all Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, and Standard routes as part of measures to sustain operations. The increase, which is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, [...]

July 1, 2022 Business
Gunmen kidnap four Chinese workers in central Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap four Chinese workers in central Nigeria

Gunmen attacked a local mining site in central Nigeria, killing “many security personnel” and abducting some workers including four Chinese nationals, authorities said on Thursday. The State Commissioner for Internal Security Emmanuel Umar said security forces had responded to a distress [...]

July 1, 2022 Security
State healthcare budgets dip from 11 to 4.65 per cent

State healthcare budgets dip from 11 to 4.65 per cent

Compared to last year, there is a significant drop in states’ investment in the health sector, backed by budget decrease from average 11 per cent in 2020 to 4.65 per cent in 2022. Also, a report, published, yesterday, by SBM [...]

July 1, 2022 Key sectors
Why Wike will not support Atiku – Fayose

Why Wike will not support Atiku – Fayose

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has explained why he believes Nyesom Wike will never support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Mr Fayose, in an exclusive telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, said power must shift to [...]

July 1, 2022 Government and politics
Our School Certificates Have Been Burnt

Our School Certificates Have Been Burnt

A private college in Enugu State, Peaceland College of Education, would have been razed to ashes on Thursday, but for the intervention of the state fire service. The fire was said to have razed some parts of the female hostel [...]

July 1, 2022 Incidents
Nigeria Lost N500.6bn Crude Oil In Five Months

Nigeria Lost N500.6bn Crude Oil In Five Months

Revenues accruable to Nigeria from the sale of crude oil crashed by about N500.6bn between January and May this year, findings from various oil and gas, as well as statistical reports have indicated. It was gathered on Wednesday that the [...]

July 1, 2022 Oil & Gas
Nigeria sells marginal oilfield licenses for $482m, ignores court

Nigeria sells marginal oilfield licenses for $482m, ignores court

Nigeria has raised more than 200 billion naira ($482m) from the issuance of oil prospecting licences after it offered 57 fields for bidding, the petroleum regulator has said. The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) said on Tuesday that more [...]

June 30, 2022 Business
Nigeria risks financial ‘blockade’, frosty relations with funders

Nigeria risks financial ‘blockade’, frosty relations with funders

Nigeria is gradually inching towards a financial ‘blockade’ at the international financial market, as its working relationship with international development and funding partners, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), deteriorates to its worst level in recent [...]

June 30, 2022 Business
Soldiers reportedly kill 10 people in Cross River

Soldiers reportedly kill 10 people in Cross River

Nigerian soldiers have reportedly killed 10 people and displaced several others in a community in Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south. The soldiers were said to be on a reprisal on June 26 in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of the [...]

June 30, 2022 Security
Army Set To Recall Retired Soldiers To Fight Terrorists

Army Set To Recall Retired Soldiers To Fight Terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has disclosed that the Nigerian Army will engage the services of its retired personnel in tackling insecurity in the country. Daily Trust reports that The General said this on Tuesday night [...]

June 30, 2022 Military
Tinubu Rejects Lawan, Yahaya Bello As Running Mates

Tinubu Rejects Lawan, Yahaya Bello As Running Mates

LAGOS – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has turned down a proposal to pick either Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello as his running mate, sources in the party [...]

June 30, 2022 Government and politics
South Africa: Eskom could repeat worst power cuts in its history

South Africa: Eskom could repeat worst power cuts in its history

South African state power utility Eskom may be forced to implement power cuts lasting at least six hours a day, after 10 generation units went offline overnight and a strike disrupted its operations. The cuts could begin on Tuesday, company [...]

June 29, 2022 Africa, Power
FG targets 1.6bn litres of milk per annum – Minister

FG targets 1.6bn litres of milk per annum – Minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it was targeting 1.6 billion liters of milk per annum for self-sufficiency in livestock products and animal protein needs. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, disclosed this while inaugurating the [...]

June 29, 2022 Business
Schools, secretariat deserted as Ogun workers embark on strike

Schools, secretariat deserted as Ogun workers embark on strike

The Ogun State government secretariat and most schools in Abeokuta, the capital, were deserted Tuesday as the industrial action by workers in the state kicked off. The Organised Labour in the state, comprising the Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating [...]

June 29, 2022 Security
Court Grants Bail To Dagogo After 62 Days In Detention

Court Grants Bail To Dagogo After 62 Days In Detention

Justice Chinwendu Nworgu of Rivers State High Court has finally granted bail to a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Farah Dagogo after spending 62 days in Nigeria correctional centre. The lawmaker, who was former governorship aspirant of the [...]

June 29, 2022 Law
PDP Threatens To Expose Obasanjo Over Comment On Atiku

PDP Threatens To Expose Obasanjo Over Comment On Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to clarify his recent comments on their party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that he made a mistake in appointing him (Atiku) as his Vice President in 1999. According to [...]

June 29, 2022 Government and politics
Nigeria gets new chief justice amid ‘all-time’ low judicial trust

Nigeria gets new chief justice amid ‘all-time’ low judicial trust

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in a new acting chief justice, barely hours after the resignation of the previous one. In a swearing-in ceremony on Monday in the capital, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola took the oath of office to replace [...]

June 28, 2022 Government and politics
Zelensky to press G7 for more help as war rages

Zelensky to press G7 for more help as war rages

President Volodymyr Zelensky will urge world powers to step up their support for Ukraine when he addresses the G7 summit on Monday, as Kyiv reels from the first Russian strikes on the capital in weeks. US President Joe Biden and [...]

June 28, 2022 International
Ogun workers declare indefinite strike

Ogun workers declare indefinite strike

Organised Labour in Ogun State has declared an indefinite strike over what they termed the “pathetic plight” of workers across the state. The strike which takes effect from midnight Tuesday would affect ministries, agencies, hospitals and public schools and other government agencies [...]

June 28, 2022 Employment
Why We Killed Former President, Gulak – Suspect

Why We Killed Former President, Gulak – Suspect

The Imo State Police Command has paraded the suspected killers of Ahmed Gulak, the former Special Adviser on Politics to former President, Goodluck Jonathan. Gulak was killed in May 2021 by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State. The police subsequently [...]

June 28, 2022 Security
Confusion Over CJN’s ‘resignation’ - The Nation

Confusion Over CJN’s ‘resignation’ – The Nation

There is confusion over the state of affairs in the Judiciary in relation to the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). While reports have it that the CJN, Justice Ibahim Muhammad has handed in his resignation letter, citing [...]

June 28, 2022 Government and politics