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Senegal: Police arrest two after death of 11 babies in fire

Senegal: Police arrest two after death of 11 babies in fire

Senegalese officials have arrested two health workers from a neonatal unit where a fire killed 11 newborns last week. The arrest happened on Sunday, according to private Senegalese radio station RFM. The nurse and a nurse’s aide were on duty Wednesday night [...]

May 31, 2022 Incidents, Societal issues
Oyetola releases N1.1bn for payment of pension

Oyetola releases N1.1bn for payment of pension

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has released N1.1 billion for the payment of pensions of retired civil servants in the state. A statement by the Head of Service, Dr Festus Olowogboyega, on Monday in Osogbo, said that N 600 million [...]

May 31, 2022 Employment
Nigeria records 147% increase in password-stealing malware

Nigeria records 147% increase in password-stealing malware

A new research by Kaspersky, a global cyber-security and digital privacy company, has found that the number of Trojan-PSW (Password Stealing Ware) detections in Nigeria surged by as much as 147 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 when compared [...]

May 31, 2022 Business
Methodist Prelate, Kanu-Uche Regain Freedom From Abductors

Methodist Prelate, Kanu-Uche Regain Freedom From Abductors

The abductors of the Prelate of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Kanu-Uche, and two other priests from the church have freed him from their captivity. The abductors had earlier said they wanted a sum of N100million as ransom [...]

May 30, 2022 Security
2023: Compensate South-East With VP Position - Ohuabunwa

2023: Compensate South-East With VP Position – Ohuabunwa

Sam Ohuabunwa, one of the contenders at the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party primary said he is willing to accept any offer to be Atiku Abubakar’s vice in the forthcoming 2023 general election. The businessman revealed on Monday that he [...]

May 30, 2022 Government and politics
Africa’s growing humanitarian crisis

Africa’s growing humanitarian crisis

African leaders gathered for a summit Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent activity, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders called for increased mobilisation [...]

May 28, 2022 Africa, Human rights
42 teams battle for Delta FA Cup title

42 teams battle for Delta FA Cup title

The Chairman of Delta Football Association (DFA), Kenneth Nwamucha, is excited about the turnout of teams for the 2022 Delta FA Cup competition, which kicked off on Thursday across four venues in Delta State. DFA had recently unveiled Asaba Airport [...]

May 28, 2022 Sports
Amaechi reacts to Supreme Court ruling, says he’s not on trial

Amaechi reacts to Supreme Court ruling, says he’s not on trial

A former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he is not on trial over corruption allegations against him by the Rivers State Government. Mr Amaechi’s position comes on the heels of Friday’s Supreme Court judgement which dismissed the former minister’s [...]

May 28, 2022 Government and politics
My Presidential Ambition Not Do-Or-Die – Peter Obi

My Presidential Ambition Not Do-Or-Die – Peter Obi

Former Anambra State Governor and presidential aspirant, Peter Obi, on Friday tackled the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and others questioning why he left the Peoples Democratic Party, saying he would not want to win an election using the [...]

May 28, 2022 Government and politics
Akeredolu: Nigeria's Next President Must Come From South West

Akeredolu: Nigeria’s Next President Must Come From South West

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said the next president of Nigeria must be from the Southwest region. Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, said, “We have said it on the people’s behalf. The presidency [...]

May 28, 2022 Government and politics
South Africa needs $250bn for clean energy transition

South Africa needs $250bn for clean energy transition

Moving South Africa’s coal-dominated economy to a greener footing will require at least $250bn over the next three decades, according to a new report released on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The document published on Thursday [...]

May 27, 2022 Africa, Business
DisCo raises concerns over vandalism, sends two to jail

DisCo raises concerns over vandalism, sends two to jail

Two persons are to serve jail terms in North Central Nigeria for vandalising electricity infrastructure as an utility company decried impacts of vandals on power supply. While vandalism has been partly blamed for the dismal electricity generation in the country, [...]

May 27, 2022 Business
Abiodun wins Ogun APC guber ticket

Abiodun wins Ogun APC guber ticket

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has been declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 governorship election. Mr Abiodun contested the primary election with five other aspirants; Abdulkabir Akinlade, Biyi Otegbeye, Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Owodunni Opayemi, and Remi Bakare. [...]

May 27, 2022 Government and politics
PDP Primaries: Nigerian Singer, Banky W Insists On Victory

PDP Primaries: Nigerian Singer, Banky W Insists On Victory

Nigerian musician and aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olubankole Wellington, aka Banky W, has insisted that he won the PDP ticket to represent Eti-Osa federal constituency in Lagos State, noting that an election result showing he lost is [...]

May 27, 2022 Government and politics
Nigerians Speak On Peter Obi’s Exit From PDP

Nigerians Speak On Peter Obi’s Exit From PDP

The Nigerians are airing their minds over the resignation of Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra and presidential aspirant, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday. Peter Obi’s decision to leave the PDP comes days before the party’s presidential [...]

May 27, 2022 Government and politics
Four of eight missing miners found dead in Burkina Faso

Four of eight missing miners found dead in Burkina Faso

The dead bodies of four out of eight missing miners have been found at a zinc mine in Burkina Faso that flooded more than two months ago, the government has said. The Perkoa mine – owned by Canadian firm Trevali [...]

May 26, 2022 Incidents
FG to train over 200, 000 civil servants on eGovernment initiative

FG to train over 200, 000 civil servants on eGovernment initiative

The Federal Government in partnership with the Korean government will train over 200, 000 civil servants on the eGovernment initiative within the next five years to fast track the migration to paperless government by 2030. Already, about 1400 civil servants [...]

May 26, 2022 Technology
Toyota to cut global production in June

Toyota to cut global production in June

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Tuesday it would cut its global production plan by about 100,000 vehicles in June. The company in a statement said the adjustments to its production plans become necessary considering the impact of semiconductor shortages. “Due to the impact of semiconductor [...]

May 26, 2022 Business
Oil Mogul, Peter Mbah Wins Enugu PDP Governorship Ticket

Oil Mogul, Peter Mbah Wins Enugu PDP Governorship Ticket

An oil mogul, Dr Peter Mbah has emerged winner of the Enugu State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship primary election. Mbah defeated eight other aspirants after eight withdrew from the election with a total of 790 votes. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, [...]

May 26, 2022 Government and politics
We Will Bomb Terrorrists Daily Until They Run Away – Amaechi

We Will Bomb Terrorrists Daily Until They Run Away – Amaechi

Former Minister of Transportation and 2023 presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that if he becomes president, he will ensure that terrorists and their hideouts are bombarded daily until they disappear [...]

May 26, 2022 Government and politics
S Africa’s Ramaphosa: Russia sanctions hurting ‘bystander’ states

S Africa’s Ramaphosa: Russia sanctions hurting ‘bystander’ states

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that “bystander countries” were suffering due to sanctions against Russia and called for talks as the African Union (AU) prepared a mission to foster dialogue between Moscow and Kyiv. Ramaphosa spoke as German [...]

May 25, 2022 International
FG activates passport tracking system

FG activates passport tracking system

The Federal Government has activated a passport tracking system that allows applicants to monitor and know the status of their application online. The Minister of Interior, Rauf- Aregbesola, said this during the passing out parade of the 47th Basic Superintendent [...]

May 25, 2022 Technology
EFCC arrests Okorocha after hours of siege

EFCC arrests Okorocha after hours of siege

Operatives of the EFCC have arrested the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, after over six hours of a siege at his house. He was arrested on Tuesday evening at about 6:30 p.m. at his residence in the Maitama area [...]

May 25, 2022 Law
Spend N999million Daily On School Feeding Programme

Spend N999million Daily On School Feeding Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has disclosed that it will spend N999 million daily to feed approximately 10 million pupils in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) across the country. This was revealed on Tuesday by Aishatu Digil, the [...]

May 25, 2022 Education
APC Primary: Lagos, Borno Lose Jumbo Delegates

APC Primary: Lagos, Borno Lose Jumbo Delegates

The refusal of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sign the Electoral Act amendment bill that would have permitted statutory delegates to vote has altered the voting strength of some states, The PUNCH can confirm. Section 12.1 of [...]

May 25, 2022 Government and politics
Floods hit South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province again

Floods hit South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province again

Heavy rains in South Africa have forced hundreds of people to flee their homes on the east coast, according to officials, only a month after the worst floods in living memory killed more than 400. The floods over the weekend [...]

May 24, 2022 Africa, Environmental issues
Investors stake N31.8 billion on equities in one week

Investors stake N31.8 billion on equities in one week

A turnover of 3.021 billion shares worth N31.8 billion was recorded in 29,153 deals by investors on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange Limited last week. The volume of shares traded was, however, higher than 1.8 billion units worth N27.2 [...]

May 24, 2022 Business
UK extradites Nigerian to U.S. for alleged email fraud

UK extradites Nigerian to U.S. for alleged email fraud

The U.S. government has announced the extradition of a Nigerian, Chibundu Anuebunwa, a suspect accused of a multi-million dollar business email compromise scam. Mr Anuebunwa was extradited from the United Kingdom to face criminal charges in the United States before [...]

May 24, 2022 Law
21 Percent Of Buhari’s Tenure Taken By University Lecturers

21 Percent Of Buhari’s Tenure Taken By University Lecturers

The Social Sciences Students Association of Nigeria (SOSSAN) has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to put an end to the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) so that academic activities can resume. In [...]

May 24, 2022 Education
APC Insists On Screening Jonathan, Emefiele, Ngige

APC Insists On Screening Jonathan, Emefiele, Ngige

There was confusion in the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday as the National Working Committee (NWC) unfolded plans to screen former President Goodluck Jonathan, Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele [...]

May 24, 2022 Government and politics