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Nnamdi Kanu re-arrested, returned to Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu re-arrested, returned to Nigeria

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria to face his trial, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said. At a joint press briefing [...]

June 30, 2021 Government and politics
South Africa’s third COVID wave could be the worst yet

South Africa’s third COVID wave could be the worst yet

From his 10-bed private clinic in western Johannesburg, Bayanda Gumende is more used to treating renal diseases than COVID-19. But with the city’s hospitals full, patients lingering in casualty wards for days and ambulances stuck waiting in car parks, that [...]

June 30, 2021 Africa
FG’s $4b stake in Dangote refinery raises dust

FG’s $4b stake in Dangote refinery raises dust

As the Federal Government seeks to commence the rehabilitation of Kaduna and Warri refineries latest next month, indications emerged yesterday that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) might end up paying at least $4 billion for the 20 per cent [...]

June 30, 2021 Economy, Oil & Gas
7-year-old, three others killed in Plateau communities

7-year-old, three others killed in Plateau communities

No fewer than four people have been killed in two separate attacks on farming communities in Plateau State. Three lives were lost in the attack in Zanwra area of Bassa local government area on Sunday and one Bitrus Manzere was [...]

June 30, 2021 Crime
Nnamdi Kanu: Uneasy Calm In South-East

Nnamdi Kanu: Uneasy Calm In South-East

There is palpable tension in parts of Enugu and Abia states after Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested by the Nigerian government as military personnel have flooded major highways. Some residents confirmed this [...]

June 30, 2021 Military
EFCC Arraigns 5 Sokoto Officials For ₦554 Million Pension Fraud

EFCC Arraigns 5 Sokoto Officials For ₦554 Million Pension Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned five Sokoto State Primary Education Staff Pension Board officials before Justice Muhammad Muhammad of the State High Court. They are facing a 27-count charge bordering on alleged conspiracy, forgery, criminal [...]

June 30, 2021 Crime, Law
Russia denies its personnel involved in CAR killings

Russia denies its personnel involved in CAR killings

The Kremlin has rejected claims that Russian military instructors in the Central African Republic have been involved in killing civilians and looting homes. During a heated discussion at the United Nations Security Council last week, the United States, France and [...]

June 29, 2021 Human rights
Tigray rebels vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite ‘ceasefire’

Tigray rebels vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite ‘ceasefire’

Dissident leaders in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray have vowed to drive out “enemies” from the region, suggesting fighting will continue despite a federal government ceasefire declaration. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray last November to oust the northern region’s [...]

June 29, 2021 Military, Security
Insurgency has killed ‘almost 350,000 in North-east’

Insurgency has killed ‘almost 350,000 in North-east’

Insurgency-related conflicts claimed the lives of almost 350,000 lives in the North-eastern part of Nigeria up till the end 2020, a new report of the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP) has said. The report said insurgency directly resulted to the [...]

June 29, 2021 Crime
Nigerian Woman Elected As Ireland's First Black Mayor

Nigerian Woman Elected As Ireland’s First Black Mayor

Uruemu Adejinmi, a Nigerian immigrant, has been elected as Mayor of Longford County Council, marking a series of firsts for the county. She is the first migrant, first African and first black female to become Mayor. Ms Adejinmi’s election as [...]

June 29, 2021 International
LNSA, DSS Set To Partner For Improved Security

LNSA, DSS Set To Partner For Improved Security

The Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency (LNSA) and the Department of State Security (DSS) have concluded plans to collaborate for enhanced security and safety of lives and property in Lagos State. The General Manager of LNSA, Prince Ifalade Oyekan made this [...]

June 29, 2021 Security
Three MSF workers ‘brutally murdered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Three MSF workers ‘brutally murdered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Three employees of the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) have been “brutally murdered” in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray regional, the organisation said. The group said in a statement emergency coordinator Maria Hernandez, assistant coordinator Yohannes [...]

June 28, 2021 Crime
Nigeria and realities of growing debt burden

Nigeria and realities of growing debt burden

Last week was a scary one for millions of Nigerians who have been impoverished by the government’s rising appetite for easy money, including debt, and missteps of statecraft. Scary, not because the government has secured a fresh loan or about [...]

June 28, 2021 Economy, Finance
Troops foil attack on Kaduna community

Troops foil attack on Kaduna community

The Kaduna State Government says troops of ‘Operation Safe Haven’ (OPSH) have foiled an attack on Gidan Zaki town in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who made the disclosure [...]

June 28, 2021 Military
Obasanjo: How Will Buhari Die And We Won’t Know?

Obasanjo: How Will Buhari Die And We Won’t Know?

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has described as ridiculous, rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari had died and was cloned by somebody else from Sudan. Obasanjo said the rumour became popular through the abuse of the social media, expressing surprises that many [...]

June 28, 2021 Media representation
Eleven Aspirants Call For Cancellation Of APC Primary

Eleven Aspirants Call For Cancellation Of APC Primary

Eleven governorship aspirants under the All Progressives Congress [APC), led by Chief George Moghalu, have called for the cancellation of the exercise, noting that the process has been hijacked by some enemies of APC in the country. The aspirants also [...]

June 28, 2021 Government and politics
South Africa toughens restrictions to combat Delta variant

South Africa toughens restrictions to combat Delta variant

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reimposed restrictions for two weeks to combat a surge in the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant. The worst-hit country on the African continent “is facing a massive resurgence of infection”, the president said in [...]

June 28, 2021 Africa, Health issues
Man beats wife to death over N2,000

Man beats wife to death over N2,000

A 45-year-old man identified as Christopher, on Saturday night, beat his wife to death over N2,000. The incident happened at No. 1, Agbontaen Street, beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro Street, Uselu, Benin City. The man was said to have [...]

June 28, 2021 Crime
Buhari responds to Niger Delta Avengers’ threat

Buhari responds to Niger Delta Avengers’ threat

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to a fresh threat by a militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, to cause instability in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. The group in a recent statement attributed to it said it was planning to sabotage Nigeria’s economy by [...]

June 28, 2021 Government and politics
National Association Of Nigerian Students Elects New President

National Association Of Nigerian Students Elects New President

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has elected Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi as its National President. This comes a few months after a faction in the association announced Sunday Asefon as its President amid chaos and violence that characterised its [...]

June 28, 2021 Government and politics
Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Oba Benjamin Oso In Ekiti State

Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Oba Benjamin Oso In Ekiti State

The Commander of the Ekiti State Security Network (Amotekun), Brigadier Joe Komolafe, has confirmed the abduction of another traditional ruler and Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East Local government area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Oso. The monarch was [...]

June 28, 2021 Crime
Ethiopia says it targeted combatants, not civilians in Tigray

Ethiopia says it targeted combatants, not civilians in Tigray

Ethiopia’s military has rejected accounts that dozens of civilians were killed in an air raid in the country’s embattled Tigray region, saying its forces had only struck rebels. Local residents and medics quoted by multiple news outlets said this week [...]

June 25, 2021 Military
INEC launches online portal ahead of voter registration

INEC launches online portal ahead of voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, unfolded its plans towards ensuring the success of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR), which resumes on Monday. The exercise, which was last conducted before the 2019 General Elections, was slated to resume [...]

June 25, 2021 Government and politics
Bandits Invade Kaduna Barracks, Steal Cows

Bandits Invade Kaduna Barracks, Steal Cows

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded the military barracks of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, and carted away a herd of cattle in the early hours of Thursday. The incident happened around 2:00 am [...]

June 25, 2021 Crime
Nigeria’s FDI Inflows Increased 4% To $2.4bn In 2020

Nigeria’s FDI Inflows Increased 4% To $2.4bn In 2020

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Sub-Saharan Africa decreased by 12 per cent to $30 billion, with investment growing in only a few countries. In West Africa, inflows to Nigeria increased slightly, from $2.3 billion in 2019 to $2.4 billion. [...]

June 25, 2021 General
The Struggle Of Wanting A Particular Child Gender

The Struggle Of Wanting A Particular Child Gender

The volume of issue we have in marriages today are simply too numerous to mention. There seem to an unending chain of problematic issues ranging from one to another. All of different magnitudes. The issue of child bearing is a [...]

June 25, 2021 Population of major cities
Northeast Nigeria conflict killed more than 300,000 children

Northeast Nigeria conflict killed more than 300,000 children

A 12-year-old conflict in northeast Nigeria has caused, directly and indirectly, the deaths of some 350,000 people, the vast majority of which are children below the age of five, the United Nations found in a new report. The death toll, [...]

June 25, 2021 Crime
NSCDC nabs man, 22, for defiling 7-year-old girl in Kwara

NSCDC nabs man for defiling 7-year-old girl in Kwara

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has arrested a 22-year-old man over alleged rape of a seven-year-old girl. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Babawale Afolabi, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday in [...]

June 25, 2021 Crime
Minister: Nigeria high unemployment figure ‘indefensible’

Minister: Nigeria high unemployment figure ‘indefensible’

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said that Nigeria’s 33 per cent unemployment figure is indefensible and that the situation has been compounded by the COVID-19 scourge. He said the government-run special public works that targets paying [...]

June 25, 2021 Employment
Buhari To Visit UK For Medical Check-up Friday

Buhari To Visit UK For Medical Check-up Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday travel to London, UK, for a medical check-up. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement obtained by Hopefornigeriaonline. Buhari is expected back in the country [...]

June 25, 2021 Health issues