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US ‘gravely concerned’ ahead of elections in Ethiopia

US ‘gravely concerned’ ahead of elections in Ethiopia

The United States has voiced concerns ahead of Ethiopia’s elections, saying ethnic violence and detentions of opposition figures will raise doubts about the vote’s credibility. Africa’s second-most populous nation holds elections on June 21 in which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, [...]

June 14, 2021 Government and politics
Nigerian Army urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

Nigerian Army urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

The Nigerian Army has urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army [...]

June 14, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Gunmen kill police officer in fresh Akwa Ibom attack

Gunmen kill police officer in fresh Akwa Ibom attack

The police in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s South-south, have confirmed that an officer has been shot dead during a gun attack on a police facility in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the attack occurred in the early hours on [...]

June 14, 2021 Crime
Nigeria Records More Deaths In May

Nigeria Records More Deaths In May

No fewer than 465 Nigerians were killed in May as the country continues to witness increasing violence across all its regions.   The deaths were caused by terrorists, bandits, gunmen, cultists, security agents, among others, according to a tally by Civic [...]

June 14, 2021 Crime
Buhari: Must Address Prolonged And Recurrent Strikes

Buhari: Must Address Prolonged And Recurrent Strikes

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Nigerian government cannot afford the amount of funding needed to revive the country’s educational system. Buhari also said the competition for funds had become keener because of the recent increase in the number of [...]

June 14, 2021 Education
350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopia’s Tigray

350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Some 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are facing “catastrophic” food shortages, according to an analysis by the United Nations agencies and aid groups. “There is famine now in Tigray,” UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said after the report’s [...]

June 11, 2021 Human rights
Day-old girl dies in well

Day-old girl dies in well

The corpse of a baby girl, suspected to be a day old, has been recovered in a well at Tsalle Village in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The incident, which occurred [...]

June 11, 2021 Incidents
Fighting corruption in democratic setting difficult

Fighting corruption in democratic setting difficult

President Muhammadu Buhari says fighting corruption in a democratic setting is a difficult task to accomplish. The president disclosed this during an interview with Arise Television, which was televised on Thursday. According to him, the war against corruption has not [...]

June 11, 2021 Government and politics
Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap 15 Bus Passengers In Imo

Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap 15 Bus Passengers In Imo

There is apprehension in Eke-Onuimo, in the Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo state following the abduction of 15 passengers along Enugu-Port Harcourt Road by suspected herdsmen. The passengers were travelling on two separate buses when the herdsmen stopped them [...]

June 11, 2021 Crime
Buhari: People of North-West are killing each other

Buhari: People of North-West are killing each other

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that the people of the North-West are one, yet they are killing each other. Buhari said this in an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, noting that the situation was giving him concern. He further [...]

June 11, 2021 Crime, Security
Child labour on the rise for the first time since 2000

Child labour on the rise for the first time since 2000

Child labour has increased to 160 million – the first rise in two decades – and that number could swell by millions more because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the UN said on Thursday. A report by the [...]

June 10, 2021 Economy
Kebbi APC PRO resigns over missing N100m

Kebbi APC PRO resigns over missing N100m

Following the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Kebbi State over the disappearance of N100 million from the party’s account, the Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Sani Dododo, has resigned. Addressing journalists in Birnin Kebbi yesterday, Dododo, who said [...]

June 10, 2021 Government and politics
Buhari: Africa must collaborate to eliminate HIV/AIDS

Buhari: Africa must collaborate to eliminate HIV/AIDS

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to work together towards eliminating the scourge of HIV/AIDS on the continent by the year 2030. Mr Buhari spoke on Tuesday at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on HIV\AIDS, to [...]

June 10, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria To Sell Electricity To Four West African Countries

Nigeria To Sell Electricity To Four West African Countries

Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries expected to buy unused electricity from it.  The deal will be done through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line. The acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria [...]

June 10, 2021 Power
IGP: Existing Tinted Car Permits Remain Valid

IGP: Existing Tinted Car Permits Remain Valid

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has said that all existing vehicle tinted glass permits which were duly issued by the Nigeria Police Force remain valid. This is an update on the order by the IGP which, a few [...]

June 10, 2021 Transportation
Thousands flee after massacre in northern Burkina Faso

Thousands flee after massacre in northern Burkina Faso

More than 7,000 families have fled their homes in Burkina Faso’s northern region following the area’s worst massacre in years, the government has said. The mass flight came after gunmen killed at least 138 people and wounded dozens of others in an [...]

June 9, 2021 Crime
Lagos residents lament delayed repair of burnt airport bridge

Lagos residents lament delayed repair of burnt airport bridge

When in early January 2021, a petrol tanker loaded with fuel crashed at Toyota Bus Stop, on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, and burst into flames, damaged the bridge that leads to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, motorists and other road users never [...]

June 9, 2021 Incidents
Uzodinma: ‘Imo better, 20 persons never died at a time’

Uzodinma: ‘Imo better, 20 persons never died at a time’

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, said the security situation in his state is ‘better’ when compared with “what is going on in other parts of Nigeria”. “I can even tell you that the Imo case is better, apart [...]

June 9, 2021 Security
Ejiofor: How I Survived Army, Police Invasion

Ejiofor: How I Survived Army, Police Invasion

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, whose residence was invaded at the weekend by armed policemen and soldiers has recounted his ugly experience in the hands of the security personnel.  In a statement on Tuesday, Ejiofor thanked [...]

June 9, 2021 Human rights
Lightning Strikes Kill 27 During India Monsoon Storm

Lightning Strikes Kill 27 During India Monsoon Storm

Lightning strikes killed 27 people and four passengers on a flight were hospitalised after severe turbulence during monsoon storms in eastern India, officials said on Tuesday. Lightning strikes during the June-September annual monsoon are fairly common in India. Officials said [...]

June 9, 2021 Incidents
Eritrea blames the US for ‘destablisation’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Eritrea blames US for ‘destablisation’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Eritrea’s foreign minister has blamed US administrations that supported the Tigray People’s Liberation Movement (TPLF) for the last 20 years for the current conflict in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, adding that blaming Eritrea for the fighting was unfounded. In a [...]

June 8, 2021 Government and politics
70% of govt agencies host data abroad

70% of govt agencies host data abroad

With as much as $220 million investments in about 11 data centre operations in Nigeria, utilisation of this huge infrastructure is still below 30 per cent in the country. The Hopefornigeriaonline gathered that a data centre requires between $10 million [...]

June 8, 2021 Technology
20 feared dead as bandits kidnap kingmaker in Niger

20 feared dead as bandits kidnap kingmaker in Niger

Twenty people have been reported dead as bandits again attacked Zungeru and neighbouring communities in Niger State on Friday. The bandits also kidnapped Al-mustapha Mustapha, a traditional chief and kingmaker in Zungeru, and two of his wives, residents said. Residents said the [...]

June 8, 2021 Crime
Buhari Is Tired, Abandons Duty At 5pm Daily

Buhari Is Tired, Abandons Duty At 5pm Daily

President Muhammadu Buhari’s undisclosed health challenges are taking their toll on his ability to perform his duties as he goes off duty at 5pm daily. According to the source, urgent national issues that can benefit the county are left unattended [...]

June 8, 2021 Government and politics
Mbaka: Why I Didn't But Private Jet

Mbaka: Why I Didn’t But Private Jet

Founder and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has explained why he refused to acquire a private jet like other pastors. Mbaka said although he has the funds to acquire private jets also, he would rather [...]

June 8, 2021 Government and politics, Human rights
Attackers kill 100 civilians in Burkina Faso village raid

Attackers kill 100 civilians in Burkina Faso village raid

Armed assailants have killed about 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the government said, in what is the deadliest assault to hit the conflict-hit country in years. The attackers struck during the night [...]

June 7, 2021 Crime
State police will address insecurity in Nigeria

State police will address insecurity in Nigeria

Sen. Istifaus Gyang (PDP-Plateau) says the creation of state police will help to address myriad of security challenges facing the country. Gyang, representing Plateau North Senatorial District, said this on Sunday during an interactive session with newsmen in Vom, Jos [...]

June 7, 2021 Security
Meghan, Prince Harry welcome second child

Meghan, Prince Harry welcome second child

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and husband, Prince Harry, have announced the arrival of their daughter and second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with [...]

June 7, 2021 entertainment
Popular Port Harcourt Pastor, Akintola, Is Dead

Popular Port Harcourt Pastor, Akintola, Is Dead

Apopular cleric and General Superintendent of Redemption Ministries, Worldwide, Reverend Stephen Akinola is dead. His death comes just as Nigerians mourn Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations who died on Saturday. Akinola was said to have [...]

June 7, 2021 Government and politics
Igangan Boils Again, ‘20 Killed, Palace, Petrol Station Burnt’

Igangan Boils Again, ‘20 Killed, Palace, Petrol Station Burnt’

More than 20 people have been allegedly killed in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapa North local government, as gunmen opened fire last night. The Palace of the Asigangan as well as a popular petroleum station were not spared. [...]

June 7, 2021 Crime