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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Land dispute drives new exodus in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Land dispute drives new exodus in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The dusty buses keep coming, dozens a day, mattresses, chairs and baskets piled on top. They stop at schools hurriedly turned into camps, disgorging families who describe fleeing from ethnic Amhara militia in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Four months after the [...]

March 31, 2021 Africa
Nigeria loses over N576b yearly to medical tourism

Nigeria loses over N576b yearly to medical tourism

Almost two years after his last private trip to the United Kingdom (UK), President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, jetted out of the country on a medical trip to London for the sixth time since he was sworn into office in 2015. The [...]

March 31, 2021 Economy
COVID-19 sets gender equality back a generation

COVID-19 sets gender equality back a generation

According to a report on Wednesday, the pandemic has rolled back years of progress towards equality between men and women, showing the crisis had added decades to the trajectory towards closing the gender gap. A range of studies have shown that the [...]

March 31, 2021 Societal issues
Two Catholic Bishops Sanctioned Over Sexual Abuse

Two Catholic Bishops Sanctioned Over Sexual Abuse

Twin statements from the papal nuncio said on Monday that the Vatican has punished two Polish bishops for negligence in combating sex abuse against minors within their dioceses. Following investigations, Slawoj Leszek Glodz, Archbishop emeritus of the Gdansk Archdiocese, and [...]

March 31, 2021 Religion
Osinbajo Defies Expectations As Vice-president

Osinbajo Defies Expectations As Vice-president

The role of vice-president is one that John Adams, the first person in the US to hold the position, called “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived”. Nigeria’s Patience Jonathan captured the situation in her sarcastic [...]

March 31, 2021 Government and politics
Dozens of ‘defenceless’ civilians killed in Mozambique attack

Dozens of ‘defenceless’ civilians killed in Mozambique attack

Mozambique’s government has said dozens of civilians were killed in an attack this week on the northern town of Palma, including seven people whose convoy of vehicles was ambushed as they attempted to flee. Omar Saranga, a spokesman for the [...]

March 29, 2021 Crime
Nigeria to partner three African countries on crimes

Nigeria to partner three African countries on crimes

Nigeria will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cameroon, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea to check rising insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awaal Gambo, stated this while briefing journalists in Calabar, Cross [...]

March 29, 2021 Crime
Special police team arrives Benue to investigate attack on Gov Ortom

Special police team arrives Benue to investigate attack on Gov Ortom

On Sunday, a special investigation task sorce set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, arrived Makurdi, Benue State capital. This is in continuation of the ongoing investigation into the reported attempted murder of Governor Samuel Ortom, the spokesperson [...]

March 29, 2021 Crime
Nigeria’s Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

Nigeria’s Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has resolved to commence an indefinite strike on April 1, 2021, if the government refuses to accede to its demands. This was the outcome of its Extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held on Saturday [...]

March 29, 2021 Human rights
Boko Haram's Resilience Is Unprecedented

Idriss Deby: Boko Haram’s Resilience Is Unprecedented

On Saturday, the President of Chad Republic, Idriss Itno, lamented the impact of Boko Haram around Lake Chad basin, describing the sect as evil. Itno said this while answering questions from State House correspondents after a meeting he had with [...]

March 29, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Some Nigerian soldiers on Thursday protested against the non-payment of allowances and poor equipment, Channel TV reported. The aggrieved troops, according to sources at the Maimalari barracks, besieged the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Borno State, shooting sporadically into [...]

March 27, 2021 Military
Leah Sharibu delivers second baby

Boko Haram: Leah Sharibu delivers second baby in captivity ‘under one year’

The Dapchi Christian Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has delivered a second baby in Boko Haram captivity, according to a United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group. The group noted that the young girl had both children in 2020 following the terrorists’ announcement [...]

March 27, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Kogi govt spent N90 million on a N300,000 software

Kogi govt spent N90 million on a N300,000 software

The Kogi State Government last year spent N90 million on software that the developers now offer for only N300,000.  The software, approved by a COVID-19 sceptic, Governor Yahaya Bello, was for tracking coronavirus cases in the state. However, the software [...]

March 26, 2021 Technology
Buhari's Son, Yusuf Set To Marry Kano Princess

Buhari’s Son, Yusuf Set To Marry Kano Princess

Yusuf, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is planning to marry the daughter of Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Nasir Bayero. Zahra Bayero is currently a student in the United Kingdom, studying architecture. Yusuf is a 2016 graduate of [...]

March 26, 2021 Government and politics
APC Planning To Rig Abia

APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has raised alarm over what he called plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to manipulate the outcome of this weekend by-election in Aba North/South Federal Constituency. The by-election, which is slated to hold on Saturday, [...]

March 26, 2021 Government and politics
MSF says Ethiopian troops executed 4 men

MSF says Ethiopian troops executed 4 men in Tigray

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) has said its staff witnessed Ethiopian soldiers killing “at least four” civilians in the country’s embattled Tigray region. In a statement, the organisation said three staff members had been [...]

March 25, 2021 Africa, Crime
National economy to ‘slowly’ recover

BOI says Economy to ‘slowly’ Recover from COVID-19

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has predicted that the economy would ‘slowly’ recover from the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The economy will recover and as it recovers from the effect of the pandemic, I do see a period [...]

March 25, 2021 Economy
No new COVID-19 death in Nigeria

No new COVID-19 death in Nigeria on Wednesday

Nigeria recorded no death from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the sixth day in the past nine days that nobody died from the disease. Also, in continuation of a steady run of low infection figures, the country recorded 96 new cases on Wednesday, one [...]

March 25, 2021 Health issues
BBNaija Season Six Returns

BBNaija Season Six Returns, N90m For Winner

Big Brother Naija will return for its sixth edition later this year, the organisers have announced. Multichoice Nigeria has announced a grand prize of N90 million. MultiChoice Nigeria, on Wednesday, announced that it is offering customers on its DStv and GOtv platforms [...]

March 25, 2021 entertainment
FG Rejects TI's Rating

FG Rejects TI’s Rating Of Nigeria’s Anti-corruption War

The recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by the Transparency International (TI) received the attention of the federal government yesterday as it punctured the assessment, saying it was full of discrepancies, inaccurate data and indices. The National [...]

March 25, 2021 Societal issues
Ethiopia PM

Ethiopia PM admits Eritrean soldiers entered Tigray

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has admitted for the first time that troops from neighbouring Eritrea entered the northern region of Tigray during the conflict that broke out five months ago, suggesting they may have been involved in abuses against [...]

March 24, 2021 Africa
Save education, in Nigeria

Save Education in Nigeria

The continuous abduction of students and the resultant closures of schools, especially in Northern Nigeria, relay one message for the country: Nigeria is heading towards civilization doom. As pessimistic as it seems, this is the bleak reality of a country [...]

March 24, 2021 Education
One new COVID-19 death

One new COVID-19 death recorded in Nigeria

Exactly one year after Nigeria reported its first COVID-19 fatality, one person died from the disease on Tuesday. Prior to Tuesday, no death was recorded from the virus in two days making Tuesday’s fatality the first in 72 hours. Also, [...]

March 24, 2021 Health issues
Bandits Currently Attacking Zamfara Community

Bandits Currently Attacking Zamfara Community

Armed bandits are currently attacking Farin Ruwa village in Dankurmi District, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Hopefornigeriaonline gathered that the heavily armed bandits came into the village on Tuesday evening, shooting indiscriminately. “Bandits are currently attacking our community, [...]

March 24, 2021 Crime
Tips To Get Jobs Faster In UAE (Dubai) As A Nigerian

Tips To Get Jobs Faster In UAE As A Nigerian

Hello guys, it’s Dubai boy again. Based on several requests and popular demand, I decided to make a video about tips to get jobs faster as a Nigerian in any foreign country.. particularly UAE (Dubai). Firstly let me debunk the [...]

March 24, 2021 Business
Gunmen on motorbikes

Gunmen on motorbikes raid Niger villages

Attackers on motorbikes have raided several villages in southwestern Niger, killing at least 137 people in the bloodiest violence to hit the country in years, the government said. The gunmen on Sunday attacked the villages of Intazayene, Bakorat and Wistane, [...]

March 23, 2021 Africa, Crime
47 IMTOs get approval to operate in Nigeria

47 IMTOs get approval to operate in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved 47 companies to operate as international money transfer operators (IMTOs), an effort interpreted as a move towards breaking the historical dominance of the industry cartel and liberalising the market. A document released [...]

March 23, 2021 Business
Nigeria vaccinates over 122,000 people

Nigeria vaccinates over 122,000 people

On Monday, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib said about 122,410 Nigerians have received jabs of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Mr Shuaib while speaking at the weekly briefing of the Presidential Task [...]

March 23, 2021 Health issues
Burna Boy

Burna Boy says Would Have Won Grammy Years Ago

Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, says he would have won a Grammy in 2013 if the country had leadership that takes the youths seriously. The “Ye” singer won the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category at the [...]

March 23, 2021 entertainment
Dogara, Bankole, Omisore

Dogara, Bankole, Omisore Get APC Appointments

Barely two weeks after former Speaker of House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole dumped the Action Democratic Party (ADP), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed him to serve on its 61-man contact/strategy committee. The committee, which will be inaugurated [...]

March 23, 2021 Government and politics