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Record 29 million in the Sahel in need of humanitarian assistance

Record 29 million in need of humanitarian assistance

A record 29 million people in six countries of the unrest-hit Sahel region are in need of humanitarian assistance in the face of “unparalleled” insecurity and growing hunger, the United Nations and NGOs have warned. In a statement released on [...]

April 29, 2021 Human rights
Obasanjo: Nigeria will overcome its challenges

Obasanjo: Nigeria will overcome its challenges

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said the myriad of challenges confronting Nigeria would not consume the country. Obasanjo, at the 108th edition of Nigeria Baptist Convention held at Baptist International Conference Centre, Lufuwape town, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, expressed optimism [...]

April 29, 2021 Security
CBN queries First Bank for appointing new MD

CBN queries First Bank for appointing new MD

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has queried the Board of the First Bank of Nigeria Plc for removing Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, without regulatory approval. The query is contained in a letter dated April 28, 2021, signed [...]

April 29, 2021 Finance
Biden Raises Minimum Wage To $15/N6,750 Per Hour

Biden Raises Minimum Wage To $15/N6,750 Per Hour

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has increased the minimum wage of those working on federal contracts to $15 per hour which corresponds with N6,750 at the parallel market exchange rate of N450 per dollar. Biden made the [...]

April 29, 2021 International
Insecurity: Smart Adeyemi Weeps On Senate Floor

Insecurity: Smart Adeyemi Weeps On Senate Floor

The lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has decried the rate of insecurity in the land. In the video above, the lawmaker is seen contributing to a motion on insecurity on Tuesday in the upper chamber of [...]

April 29, 2021 Government and politics
Somalia president to address nation

Somalia president address nation as PM rejects term extension

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will address the nation on Tuesday after two key states rejected an extension of his term in office and the prime minister asked the country to prepare for elections, whose delay has led to the [...]

April 28, 2021 Government and politics
Edo government pledges financial autonomy for judiciary

Edo government pledges financial autonomy for judiciary

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, assured that the state government would continue to respect the relevant section of the 1999 Constitution on judicial autonomy. He gave the assurance when the executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Edo [...]

April 28, 2021 Government and politics
Nigerian politicians own 800 properties worth $400m

Nigerian politicians own 800 properties worth $400m

Matthew Page, an associate fellow of London-based Chatham House, an international affairs think tank, has advised investigators to focus on real estate and education sectors, when tracking illicit financial flows and money laundering. He gave the advice in a paper [...]

April 28, 2021 Real Estate
Fayemi Imports 227 Pregnant Cows From US

Fayemi Imports 227 Pregnant Cows From US

Governor Kayode Fayemi says his administration has imported more than 200 pregnant cows from the United States of America. Ekiti-owned Ikun Dairy Farm will manage the pregnant cows in Ikun-Ekiti. The farm is to serve as a prototype for the [...]

April 28, 2021 Agriculture
Frank Ibezim Sworn In As Senator

Frank Ibezim Sworn In As Senator

Ibezim has finally been sworn in as the senator representing Imo north. Ibezim took his oath of office on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday following about three months of legal tussle with Ifeanyi Ararume, a contender [...]

April 28, 2021 Government and politics
Kidnappers kill two more captive students

Kidnappers kill two more captive students

Two more students were killed after being kidnapped with others last week by gunmen in northwest Nigeria, local authorities said Monday, bringing the death toll from the attack to six. The killings in Kaduna state by criminals known locally as [...]

April 27, 2021 Crime
EFCC cautions Nigerians against Bitcoin, forex trading

EFCC cautions Nigerians against Bitcoin, forex trading

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned Nigerians against what it described as any investment that promises returns that looks too good to be true. “Though risk-taking is considered by some as the oxygen that drives investment decisions, [...]

April 27, 2021 Finance
Boko Haram now occupying Niger communities

Boko Haram now occupying Niger communities

The Niger State government says Boko Haram has hoisted its flags in Kaure and Shiroro local government areas of the state. The North-central state is about 140km to the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria’s seat of power. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, [...]

April 27, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Ghana Police Arrest 480 Illegal Immigrants From Nigeria

Ghana Police Arrest 480 Illegal Immigrants From Nigeria

In collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), the police have intercepted 480 suspected illegal migrants in the Upper East region of Ghana. This news was confirmed to Asaase News by the Upper East Regional Public Relations Officer of the [...]

April 27, 2021 Security
Tokyo Olympics: Ogun State Adopts Tobi Amusan

Tokyo Olympics: Ogun State Adopts Tobi Amusan

Ogun State Government through the Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has announced the adoption of Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan, a Nigerian track and field athlete of Ogun State extraction in response to the adopt-an-athlete initiative of the Sports Ministry. Governor Abiodun made known [...]

April 27, 2021 Sports
Three UN peacekeepers wounded in northern Mali attack

Three UN peacekeepers wounded in northern Mali attack

Three United Nations peacekeepers have been seriously wounded in a rocket attack on a military base in northern Mali, UN and local officials said. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country, MINUSMA, said [...]

April 26, 2021 Crime
Petrol pump price hike and dangers ahead

Petrol pump price hike and dangers ahead

The Federal Government can no longer continue to shy away from frontally confronting the absurdities inherent in the country’s downstream petroleum sector that has witnessed galloping prices in the midst of huge and endless government subsidy. It is a grave [...]

April 26, 2021 Oil & Gas
Security officials killed in deadly attack in Rivers

Security officials killed in deadly attack in Rivers

It is yet another sad day in Nigeria as some security officers were killed on Sunday in Rivers State, Nigeria’s South-south, in yet another deadly attack on the nation’s security officers by unknown gunmen. The police spokesperson in the state, [...]

April 26, 2021 Crime
Boko Haram Sacks Military Base In Borno

Boko Haram Sacks Military Base In Borno

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād on Sunday attacked a Nigerian Army location at 156 Battalion in Mainok area, Borno State, killing [...]

April 26, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
117th Posthumous Birthday Of Joseph Ayo Babalola

117th Posthumous Birthday Of Joseph Ayo Babalola

The personality behind THE GREAT OKE OYE 1930 REVIVAL, THE FOUNDER AND THE FIRST GENERAL EVANGELIST OF C.A.C turns 117 today. Joseph Ayo Babalola (25 April 1904 – 26 July 1959) was the first General Evangelist of theChrist Apostolic Church [...]

April 26, 2021 Documentary
Sudan threatens legal action if Ethiopia dam filled

Sudan threatens legal action if Ethiopia dam filled

A Sudanese minister has warned that his country could take legal action against Ethiopia if the latter goes ahead with plans to fill a mega-dam on the Blue Nile without first reaching a deal with Khartoum and Cairo. In a [...]

April 24, 2021 Africa
Okonjo-Iweala to deliver keynote lecture as NIM clocks 60

Okonjo-Iweala to deliver keynote lecture as NIM clocks 60

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO), is expected to deliver the keynote lecture at the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)(Chartered) diamond jubilee celebration. Mr Tony Fadaka, Registrar, NIM, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Lagos.Fadaka [...]

April 24, 2021 Government and politics
Geidam under Boko Haram attack

Geidam under Boko Haram attack

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists are currently attacking Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State and hometown of the acting Inspector-General of the Police, Baba Alkali. Hopefornigeriaonline’s correspondent could hear sounds of heavy gunfire as he spoke [...]

April 24, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
20 Ikoyi Prison Inmates To Take UTME Examination

20 Ikoyi Prison Inmates To Take UTME Examination

Twenty inmates at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre have indicated interest in taking the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. This is according to Mr. Rotimi Oladokun, spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service in Lagos State on Friday. He noted that the [...]

April 24, 2021 Education
How State Govts Cheat Oil-Producing Communities

How State Govts Cheat Oil-Producing Communities

Since Nigeria’s Fourth Republic began in 1999, the eight oil and gas producing states have received over N9 trillion under the derivation principle sanctioned by the nation’s constitution. The constitution stipulates payment of 13 per cent of oil revenue from [...]

April 24, 2021 Oil & Gas
MSF urges rich countries to back COVID vaccine patent waiver

MSF urges rich countries to back COVID vaccine patent waiver

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) has urged rich countries to stop blocking a patent waiver plan that could boost the global production of coronavirus vaccines. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will meet [...]

April 23, 2021 Health issues
Lagos govt opens up on COVID-19 vaccines side effect

Lagos govt opens up on COVID-19 vaccines side effect

The Lagos State Government has admitted that following the administration of the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, few persons vaccinated experienced what is termed Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) or Adverse Event of Special Interest (AESI). The state’s [...]

April 23, 2021 Health issues
NEC backs finance minister, says no money printed

NEC backs finance minister, says no money printed

The National Economic Council (NEC) has denied the federal government printed money to boost allocations to states in March, brushing aside explanations by the central bank governor that the bank was within its rights to do so. The government had [...]

April 23, 2021 Finance
Teacher Arrested For Sleeping With Male Pupils

Teacher Arrested For Sleeping With Male Pupils

The Oyo State police command on Thursday paraded a primary school teacher, Ebenezer Olawuyi for sleeping with two of his male pupils.   The 30-year-old, Olawuyi said he lured the pupils to his house to mark examination scripts for him and [...]

April 23, 2021 Crime
Rivers Teachers Protest Non-payment Of 5 Years

Rivers Teachers Protest Non-payment Of 5 Years

Some government primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State, yesterday, protested non-payment of their five years salaries by the state government. The protesters, who took over the entrance of the Rivers State Government House with placards bearing different inscriptions [...]

April 23, 2021 Human rights