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First Ukraine ship for Horn of Africa docks in Djibouti port

First Ukraine ship for Horn of Africa docks in Djibouti port

A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with Ukrainian wheat destined for millions at risk of starvation in Ethiopia has arrived in Djibouti, according to the World Food Programme. The bulk carrier MV Brave Commander, which is carrying 23,000 tonnes of grain, [...]

August 31, 2022 Food, International
After N14.6b, Nigeria Air misses fifth take-off amid investors’ apathy

After N14.6b, Nigeria Air misses fifth take-off amid investors’ apathy

Nigeria’s bid to float a new national carrier appears to have entered the wrong time zone, with credible investors and technical partners allegedly reluctant to warm up to the high-end venture. The development, following the completion of the bid process, [...]

August 31, 2022 Business
Two teenagers die in Jigawa boat mishap

Two teenagers die in Jigawa boat mishap

The police in Jigawa State on Tuesday said two teenage boys died in a boat mishap that happened in the Miga local government area of the state The police spokesperson in the state, Lawan Adam, in a statement, said the victims were [...]

August 31, 2022 Incidents
Troops Killed Several Boko Haram Fighters In Night Ambush

Troops Killed Several Boko Haram Fighters In Night Ambush

Troops of Operation Desert Sanity in Nigeria have reportedly ambushed suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), killing many of them in Yobe State. According to the Nigerian Army, the troops ambushed the terrorists and killed [...]

August 31, 2022 Military
Nigeria Will Stop Importing Petroleum Products By Mid-2023

Nigeria Will Stop Importing Petroleum Products By Mid-2023

Mele Kyari, group chief executive officer (GCEO), Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, says the country will stop importing petroleum products by mid-2023. Kyari spoke at a press briefing at the state house in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the combination [...]

August 31, 2022 Oil & Gas
Nigerian court rejects request to extradite top cop to US

Nigerian court rejects request to extradite top cop to US

A Nigerian court has rejected a request to extradite a suspended police officer to the United States after he was implicated by a social media celebrity in a fraud case. Deputy police commissioner Abba Kyari was suspended after he was implicated in [...]

August 30, 2022 Law
Obasanjo meets Abdulsalami, IBB to unveil 2023 agenda soon

Obasanjo meets Abdulsalami, IBB to unveil 2023 agenda soon

Amid political consultations, alignment and realignment, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, visited residences of two former Heads of State, retired Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar. Obasanjo arrived Minna, the Niger State capital, at midday and spent about an [...]

August 30, 2022 Government and politics
Another Nigerian University defies ASUU, reopens despite ongoing strike

Another Nigerian University defies ASUU, reopens despite ongoing strike

The management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has reopened the institution for academic activities, in defiance of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Union of Universities (ASUU) nationwide. The management directed the students to [...]

August 30, 2022 Education
Kogi Communities Lament Collapsed Bridge, Loss Of Lives

Kogi Communities Lament Collapsed Bridge, Loss Of Lives

Residents of Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi have been counting their losses following the collapse of Oguma-Sheria Bridge, also known as Akpada Dodo Bridge. The residents in a statement by Denwi Adunga Joshua, lamented that since the bridge collapsed [...]

August 30, 2022 Incidents
2 Air France Pilots Suspended After Fighting In Cockpit

2 Air France Pilots Suspended After Fighting In Cockpit

Fisticuffs in the cockpit, leaving a leaky engine running while cruising over Africa — Air France pilots are under scrutiny after recent incidents that have prompted French investigators to call for tougher safety protocols. Two Air France pilots were suspended [...]

August 30, 2022 International
Japan to push for Africa seat on the UN Security Council

Japan to push for Africa seat on the UN Security Council

Japan will push for an African seat at the United Nations by using its place on the world body’s Security Council. “Japan reiterates its determination to redress the historical injustice against Africa of not being represented through a permanent membership [...]

August 29, 2022 Africa
68 FCT communities still practice infanticide

68 FCT communities still practice infanticide

Despite enlightenment and persuasion against the killing of twins and other children termed “evil,” indications have emerged that the primitive practice is still ongoing in about 68 communities across the Federal Capital Territory. Some communities in the FCT still describe [...]

August 29, 2022 Culture
22,500 children died from air pollution in Lagos in 2021

22,500 children died from air pollution in Lagos in 2021

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) says that 22,500 children died from air pollution in the state in 2021. It stated that the figure was 75 per cent of 30,000 people who died in 2021 in the state due to the [...]

August 29, 2022 Health issues
Terrorists Kill Church Worker In Plateau

Terrorists Kill Church Worker In Plateau

Gunmen suspected to be Islamic militants have reportedly killed a middle-aged woman identified as Lyop Dalyop at Bagai village in Bachi District.  The district is in the Riyom local government area of Plateau State. According to Tribune, the victim was [...]

August 29, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror
Atiku Jets Back To Nigeria To Receive Shekarau Into PDP

Atiku Jets Back To Nigeria To Receive Shekarau Into PDP

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is set to head back to the country to receive Ibrahim Shekarau into the major opposition party. Shekarau, a former Kano state governor, is unsettled at the New Nigeria Peoples [...]

August 29, 2022 Government and politics
Ethiopia forces accused of deadly attack as Tigray war escalates

Ethiopia forces accused of deadly attack as Tigray war escalates

An air raid killed at least four people, including two children, in the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the head of a hospital said. The federal government denied the allegations saying the air force only targeted military sites and [...]

August 27, 2022 Africa
States in throes of severe water shortage, struggle for survival

States in throes of severe water shortage, struggle for survival

Access to high quality, reliable and sustainable water still remains low, despite considerable progress in Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. The country, in fact, failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation in 2015, [...]

August 27, 2022 Key sectors
Again, gunmen invade Imo community; raze shops, houses

Again, gunmen invade Imo community; raze shops, houses

Several shops and houses were razed on Thursday when gunmen invaded Izombe, a community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, South-east Nigeria. The gunmen were said to have attacked the community at about 4:30 p.m. The attack lasted for [...]

August 27, 2022 Security
Ex-Lawyer Of Naira Marley Jailed Two Years In Lagos

Ex-Lawyer Of Naira Marley Jailed Two Years In Lagos

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos State sentenced Taiwo Oreagba, a former lawyer to a Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, to two years in prison on Friday for inducing the operatives with N4million bribe. After a two-year [...]

August 27, 2022 Law
2023: Rivers PDP Sacks Senator Sekibo As Caucus Leader

2023: Rivers PDP Sacks Senator Sekibo As Caucus Leader

Rivers State of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday sacked Senator George Thompson Sekibo as leader of the party at Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of the state over alleged self-centeredness. Former Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Boma Iyaye has been appointed as [...]

August 27, 2022 Government and politics
Germany signs deal to return Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

Germany signs deal to return Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

Germany has signed an agreement to transfer ownership to Nigeria of the Benin Bronzes, among Africa’s most culturally significant artefacts, looted in the 19th century. The signing was done on Thursday between the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage (SPK) and [...]

August 26, 2022 Culture
Idle refineries workers earn N136b amid $3b upgrade cost

Idle refineries workers earn N136b amid $3b upgrade cost

Despite being shut down, there are indications that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) may have left over N136 billion as operational deficits across its three refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri. This is as concerns over delivery [...]

August 26, 2022 Business
Nigerian stocks record biggest daily gain since start of year

Nigerian stocks record biggest daily gain since start of year

Nigerian stocks made a fairly big advance on Thursday, on course for a positive return this week, as the main equity index added N532.2 billion or 2 per cent as sector leaders Airtel Africa and Nestle drove gain. Huge buy interests [...]

August 26, 2022 Economy
Nigerian Police Arrest Woman For Selling Three-week-old Daughter For N600,000

Police Arrest Woman For Selling Three-week-old Daughter For N600,000

A 23-year-old woman, Mary Olatayo, has been detained by the Ogun State Police Command for reportedly selling her three-week-old child for N600,000. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s police public relations officer, revealed this in a statement on Thursday. According to Oyeyemi, [...]

August 26, 2022 Crime
APGA Declares Three-Day Fasting For Anambra Assembly

APGA Declares Three-Day Fasting For Anambra Assembly

The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Oye, has called on all party members in Nigeria and Diaspora to pray fervently for the Anambra State House of Assembly for God’s mercy to stem the hand of death that has [...]

August 26, 2022 Government and politics
Vote counting begins in tight Angola election

Vote counting begins in tight Angola election

Ballot counting has begun in Angola on after polls closed in what was widely seen as the most competitive vote in the country’s democratic history, with incumbent President Joao Lourenco squaring up against charismatic opposition leader Adalberto Costa Junior. The People’s Movement [...]

August 25, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
Wike raises stake, leads PDP govs to meet Tinubu

Wike raises stake, leads PDP govs to meet Tinubu

As the crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) linger, some governors loyal to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, have moved to Paris, France, for further deliberations and strategies. The governors travelled on Sunday to meet the Oyo State [...]

August 25, 2022 Government and politics
Nigeria doing poorly in revenue generation, collection – DMO

Nigeria doing poorly in revenue generation, collection – DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says Nigeria needs to earn higher revenue and manage its debt profile more efficiently. The Director-General, Patience Oniha, said this in Abuja on Wednesday when she spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “How much revenue [...]

August 25, 2022 Economy
Nigerian Senate President Calls For Speedy Justice For Murdered Yobe-based Islamic Cleric

Nigerian Senate President Calls For Speedy Justice For Murdered Yobe-based Islamic Cleric

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged the relevant authorities, particularly the police to ensure speedy justice for the Yobe-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami who was killed last Friday. Lawan made the appeal on Wednesday while [...]

August 25, 2022 Law
Anambra Lawmaker, Nnamdi Okafor, Slumps & Dies In South Africa

Anambra Lawmaker, Nnamdi Okafor, Slumps & Dies In South Africa

A Member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Nnamdi Okafor has been announced dead. DAILY POST reports that Okafor, who represents Awka South State constituency 1, is also the majority leader of the State Assembly. The Two-time lawmaker reportedly [...]

August 25, 2022 Government and politics