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EU halts funds to WHO in DRC over sex abuse scandal

EU halts funds to WHO in DRC over sex abuse scandal

The European Commission has temporarily halted funding for the United Nations’ World Health Organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after employees of the organisation were found last month to have been involved in cases of sexual abuse in [...]

October 30, 2021 Africa
SRTV set for next President Reality TV Show

SRTV set for next President Reality TV Show

SRTV is set for its Next President Reality TV show, a show, which has kick started with the Next Governor TV reality show, taking place across the 36 states of the federation. The TV station has also announced its talent [...]

October 30, 2021 entertainment
Court okays PDP convention, dismisses Secondus’ suit

Court okays PDP convention, dismisses Secondus’ suit

The Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, on Friday, dismissed a suit by the suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, aimed at stopping the party’s convention scheduled to hold on Saturday and Sunday. The court gave [...]

October 30, 2021 Law
Former Nigerian Senator, Hosea Ehinlanwo Is Dead

Former Nigerian Senator, Hosea Ehinlanwo Is Dead

A two-term senator from Ondo State, Hosea Ehinlanwo, is dead. He was 83 years old.  Hope For Nigeria Online learnt that Ehinlanwo died in Abuja on Friday shortly after he returned from the hospital. Ehinlanwo was born on August 2, [...]

October 30, 2021 Government and politics
Dele Momodu Officially Joins PDP

Dele Momodu Officially Joins PDP

Publisher and journalist Dele Momodu has re-entered politics and joined Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Momodu announced his move to the PDP in a statement, explaining that his decision was based on the need to contribute [...]

October 30, 2021 Government and politics
Ethiopia air raid on Tigray kills 10, including children

Ethiopia air raid on Tigray kills 10, including children

Ethiopia’s military has carried out an air raid on the capital of the war-torn Tigray region that a hospital official said killed ten people and wounded more than 20. The government said the attack on Thursday, the latest in a [...]

October 29, 2021 Military
FG to review licences of DisCos, GenCos over poor performance

FG to review licences of DisCos, GenCos over poor performance

There are indications that the Federal Government may, in the coming weeks, take punitive measure over the operating licences of some power distribution (DisCos) and generation (GenCos) companies. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered this may not be unconnected with the [...]

October 29, 2021 Business, Economy
Reps, ICPC move to curb corruption in real estate sector

Reps, ICPC move to curb corruption in real estate sector

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), on Thursday, called for measures to rid the real estate sector in Abuja of fraud. ICPC Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, who made the call at the investigative hearing by the House [...]

October 29, 2021 Economy, Real Estate
Ex-Ondo Governor Defects To Peoples Democratic Party

Ex-Ondo Governor Defects To Peoples Democratic Party

Former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, hours after he had a meeting with the chairman of the PDP governors’ forum and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and three others. This is the [...]

October 29, 2021 Government and politics
Odinkalu: IPOB’s Command, Control Structure Is Broken

Odinkalu: IPOB’s Command, Control Structure Is Broken

Former Chairman of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu says the status quo style of leadership that exists within the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has “broken down”. Odinkalu said this during a recent interview on Arise [...]

October 29, 2021 Government and politics
Kenya to convert oil plants to LNG in climate-friendly grid push

Kenya to convert oil plants to LNG in climate-friendly grid push

Kenya plans to retire or convert heavy fuel oil-fired power plants to use liquefied natural gas by 2030 as the nation pursues a cleaner energy path to a 100% climate-friendly grid. State-owned Kenya Electricity Generating Co., or KenGen, is conducting [...]

October 28, 2021 Business, Economy, Oil & Gas
African Union suspends Sudan over military coup

African Union suspends Sudan over military coup

The African Union said Wednesday it had suspended Sudan until civilian rule in the country is restored, saying it rejected the military takeover as an “unconstitutional” seizure of power. The continent-wide bloc said it “strongly condemns the seizure of power” [...]

October 28, 2021 Africa, Military
Nigerian Press Council makes fresh bid to ‘regulate’ media

Nigerian Press Council makes fresh bid to ‘regulate’ media

The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) appears to be unrelenting in its quest to regulate the media in Nigeria, as the council has requested the House of Representatives to pass laws that will compel journalists and media houses to register with [...]

October 28, 2021 Media representation
Kano Government Shuts Down Hospital Over Death Cases

Kano Government Shuts Down hospital Over Death Cases

The Kano State Government has shut down a private health facility in the state over cases of two deaths recorded in the hospital within the last six months. According to Daily Trust, the health facility, Green-Olives Hospital, situated at Sabon [...]

October 27, 2021 Health issues
Gunmen Kill Six, Raze Houses In Kogi Community

Gunmen Kill Six, Raze Houses In Kogi Community

No fewer than six persons were confirmed killed and houses razed in a sustained and coordinated attack by gunmen, in the early hours of Monday, in Bagana village, Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State. Hope For Nigeria Online recalls [...]

October 27, 2021 Security
‘Climate catastrophe’: World faces 2.7C temperature rise

‘Climate catastrophe’: World faces 2.7C temperature rise

Current commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the planet on track for a “catastrophic” average 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century, the United Nations has said, the latest stark warning ahead of crunch climate talks. Just days before the [...]

October 27, 2021 Environmental issues
Gunmen kill 16 worshippers in Nigeria mosque attack

Gunmen kill 16 worshippers in Nigeria mosque attack

Gunmen have killed 16 worshippers at a mosque in central Nigeria, a government official said Tuesday, in the latest violence in the restive region. Scores of gunmen on motorcycles stormed Maza-Kuka village in Mashegu district of Niger state on Monday [...]

October 27, 2021 Crime, Security
FG vows to end casualisation of workers

FG vows to end casualisation of workers

The Federal Government has expressed sadness over the alarming rate of casualisation in the nation’s workforce and vowed to put a stop to it . The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said this at a one -day Public [...]

October 27, 2021 Employment
Nigeria Plans To Borrow N82 Billion To Buy Mosquito Nets

Nigeria Plans To Borrow N82 Billion To Buy Mosquito Nets

The Nigerian Senate has condemned a proposal by the Federal Ministry of Health to borrow $200 million (N82,070,388,916.76) under the malaria programme to buy mosquito nets in the 2022 budget. A member of the Senate Committee on Health, Gershom Bassey [...]

October 27, 2021 Health issues
UN Queries Nigerian Over Nnamdi Kanu's Case

UN Queries Nigerian Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

The United Nations has demanded an explanation on the alleged abduction, torture and detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from the Kenyan and Nigerian Governments. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered that the UN received [...]

October 27, 2021 Law
One killed in explosion on bus near Ugandan capital

One killed in explosion on bus near Ugandan capital

At least one person died and several have been wounded in an explosion on a bus near Kampala, police said, two days after a deadly attack in the Ugandan capital claimed by ISIL (ISIS). Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said [...]

October 26, 2021 Incidents
Britain to host Joshua, Usyk rematch in March

Britain to host Joshua, Usyk rematch in March

Anthony Joshua’s attempt to exact revenge against Oleksandr Usyk could come as soon as spring 2022. “I think March is realistic, yeah March, around March,” Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn told IFL. “It’s a huge fight and there will be [...]

October 26, 2021 Sports
Gumi warns Buhari against declaring bandits as terrorists

Gumi warns Buhari against declaring bandits as terrorists

Controversial Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government not to declare bandits killing and abducting people in the North as terrorists. The Sunni scholar said declaring them as terrorists would come with a big price. [...]

October 26, 2021 Security
Abuja University announces final year results of students

University Of Abuja Releases Final-Year Students’ Results

The management of University of Abuja has finally released the statement of results of some final year students which were initially withheld over the claim that the receipts of N4,500 acceptance fee submitted by the students were fake. Hope For [...]

October 26, 2021 Education
E-Naira: Buhari Launches Nigerian Digital Currency

E-Naira: Buhari Launches Nigerian Digital Currency

On 25th of October 2021, Buhari’s led government launched Nigerian digital currency, E–Naira at the States House in Abuja. The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN had earlier announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) unveil the e-Naira. Hope [...]

October 26, 2021 Finance
Official says new leader of ISIL-linked group killed

Official says new leader of ISIL-linked group killed

Nigerian security forces have killed the new leader of an ISIL (ISIS)-linked group blamed for killing hundreds in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries, a senior security official has said. Nigeria’s national security adviser Babagana Monguno said on Friday that [...]

October 23, 2021 Security
APC Convention: Group warns against imposition of officials

APC Convention: Group warns against imposition of officials

Ahead of the planned national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), concerned stakeholders have warned the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee against imposing any of the aspirants for the seat of national chairman and other offices on members [...]

October 23, 2021 Government and politics
Soldiers, suspected kidnappers clash in Ekiti

Soldiers, suspected kidnappers clash in Ekiti

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers engaged solders in a shootout in two different locations in Ayebode and Ilasa communities in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday. The police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Ado-Ekiti [...]

October 23, 2021 Security
Nigerian Constitution Gives Prisoners Right To Vote

Nigerian Constitution Gives Prisoners Right To Vote

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said he would support the right of prisoners to vote during the 2023 general election. Represented by his technical adviser on Corrections, Michael Anugwa, the minister disclosed this while speaking on the sidelines of the [...]

October 23, 2021 Law
Fuel Crisis Looms As Private Depot Owners Raise Prices

Fuel Crisis Looms As Private Depot Owners Raise Prices

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Kano has alerted the Federal Government over the imminent fuel crisis in the country following the decision by some private depot owners to unilaterally raise the prices of the product. The IPMAN chairman [...]

October 23, 2021 Economy, Oil & Gas