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There’s nothing to celebrate in Nigeria at 62, says ASUU

There’s nothing to celebrate in Nigeria at 62, says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, lambasted the Federal Government, saying there is nothing for Nigerians to celebrate, as the country marks its 62nd Independence anniversary tomorrow, October 1. University lecturers have for more than seven months embarked [...]

October 1, 2022 General
NDLEA: Falz Faults Burning Of Cocaine Worth N194bn

NDLEA: Falz Faults Burning Of Cocaine Worth N194bn

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has reacted to the burning of 194 billion Naira worth of cocaine by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Last week, the agency reported a large scale drug bust carried out in [...]

September 29, 2022 General
Dennis Otiotio: Jonathan Not Yet An APC Member

Dennis Otiotio: Jonathan Not Yet An APC Member

The Bayelsa State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dennis Otiotio, has said that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is officially not yet a member of the APC in the state. He said this in a telephone chat with The [...]

May 13, 2022 General

Nigerian Drug Dealers, Uche & Chukwudbem Arrested In India 

The Indian police have arrested two suspected Nigerian drug dealers with different quantities of drugs in Horamavu, Bengaluru. The suspects have been identified as Sixtus Uche (30) and Chukwudbem Henry (34). They were arrested on Saturday and charged for drug [...]

January 31, 2022 General
UK Suspends Walk-in Service For Visa Applicants In Nigeria

UK Suspends Walk-in Service For Visa Applicants In Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has “temporarily suspended” its flexi appointment service for visa applicants in Nigeria. The service allows the submission of applications during the opening hours of the visa application centre (VAC) or before and after the applicant’s scheduled [...]

January 11, 2022 Foreign relations, General
Buhari Will Live In Kaduna After Leaving Office

Buhari Will Live In Kaduna After Leaving Office

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that the President, Major gen Muhammadu Buhari will live in Kaduna after the end of his tenure in 2023. The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory stated this on Tuesday [...]

December 23, 2021 General
Man Arrested With 8 Explosives In Lagos

Man Arrested With 8 Explosives In Lagos

Police intelligence at SCID Panti, Yaba, have commenced an extensive investigation to know the motive behind a 24-year old man, who was caught with 8 pieces of 600mm mortar bomb explosives in Lagos State. P.M.EXPRESS reports that disaster may have [...]

November 27, 2021 General
Ex-Central Bank Deputy Governor, Mailafia For Burial November 5

Ex-Central Bank Deputy Governor, Mailafia For Burial November 5

The late former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, will be laid to rest on November 5, 2021. Obadia died on September 19, 2021, at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada. A former [...]

October 22, 2021 General
Nine weeks after, Nigerian doctors call off strike

Nine weeks after, Nigerian doctors call off strike

Nigerian doctors, under the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday morning, suspended its nationwide industrial action, about nine weeks after it commenced. The development, Hope For Nigeria Online learnt, followed a marathon emergency meeting of the association [...]

October 5, 2021 General
Fitch Upgrades Lagos Ratings To AAA

Fitch Upgrades Lagos Ratings To AAA

Fitch Ratings, an Internationally renowned rating agency, has upgraded Lagos State ratings from AA+ (nga) to AAA(nga) for its good standing in terms of its debt sustainability and resilience. A statement on Monday titled ‘Fitch upgrades Lagos ratings to AAA, [...]

September 15, 2021 General
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
18 die of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria

18 die of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria

Eighteen people died in Nigeria on Thursday as a result of COVID-19 complications, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said. The new fatality figure raised the death toll to 2, 117 in total, the agency said on its official [...]

June 4, 2021 General
When the presidential campaign

Six years in office, Buhari fails to deliver on economy

When the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was formally inaugurated in January 2015, then candidate Muhammadu Buhari promised to tackle corruption and insecurity, and develop the economy. Mr Buhari, a former military head of state, told members [...]

June 2, 2021 General
Buhari's Driver Detained By DSS Dies

Buhari’s Driver Detained By DSS Dies

Master Warrant Officer Saidu Afaka, official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was recently detained by the Department of State Services after tricking his principal to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira is dead. A statement by [...]

April 7, 2021 General
6 suspected Yahoo Boys perish

6 suspected Yahoo Boys perish in Delta crash

Six persons suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys on Friday night reportedly perished in a lone accident in Ughelli area of Delta State. The accident which involved a Lexus SUV occurred near Ekiugbo junction along the [...]

March 22, 2021 General
Soldiers Rescue 172 Students Abducted In Kaduna,

Soldiers Rescue 172 Students Abducted In Kaduna, 30 Still Missing

The Kaduna State government has revealed that troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 180 citizens abducted by gunmen in the state on Friday. The state said the citizens were abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi [...]

March 12, 2021 Crime, General
Osinbajo Takes COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV

Osinbajo Takes COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV (Photos, Video)

Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has received his own jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, Igbere TV reports. This comes immediately after the President was given his own shot also on live TV. This development comes after some frontline health workers were vaccinated [...]

March 6, 2021 General, Health issues
Yakubu Gowon

Gowon Describes UK MP’s Fraud Allegations As False

Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former military head of state from 1966 to 1975, has described allegations of fraud levelled against him by a British member of parliament as concocted. MP Tom Tugendhat while proposing sanctions for the Nigerian Government officials complicit [...]

November 26, 2020 General
Tinubu

Fraud Charges Filed Against Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu, Alpha Beta Burnt In Court, Lawyer Claims

The court papers donating charges brought against Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, and tax consultancy firm, Alpha Beta Consulting, by a former Managing Director of the company, Dapo Apara, has been burnt according to claims by Tade Ipadeola, [...]

October 28, 2020 General
Ortom

Ortom Gives Condition To Forgive Oshiomhole

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said he is ready to forgive the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), if he tenders an apology. Ortom stated this on Wednesday, while speaking to newsmen during the [...]

October 15, 2020 General
Nigeria Union of Traders Association in Ghana

More Hardships For Nigerian Traders In Ghana Despite Truce

Nigeria Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG) on Monday decried Ghanaian authorities’ refusal to open shops owned by Nigerians, even after several meetings between top officials of both governments. President of NUTAG, Mr Chukwuemeka Nnaji disclosed this in a [...]

September 22, 2020 General
Benjamin Kalu

Benjamin Kalu: Akpabio’s Visit Has Nothing To Do With NDDC Probe

House of Representatives spokesman, Hon. Benjamin Kalu has dismissed media reports that reason behind Tuesday’s visit of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio to the National Assembly was to settle issues with regards to the probe of the [...]

September 16, 2020 General
EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests - Buhari Tells Women

Sarki Abba Didn’t Test Positive For COVID-19

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September 1, 2020 General
Trump Says He’ll Seek A Third Term

Trump Sends 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in April, pledged to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 by sending ventilators. However, the ventilators got to Nigeria five months after the US president made the promise. While receiving 200 ventilators [...]

August 11, 2020 General
Patoranking

Patoranking Acquires A N85Million Lamborgini Urus 2020 (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Ace Nigerian reggae dancehall artiste, Patoranking has Splashed a whopping $222,000 approximately N85 Million on a brand new Lamborgini Urus 2020 The singer shared a short dance video of his latest single “Abule” on his verified Instagram page yesterday in [...]

August 5, 2020 General
SUKUK Funds

FG Releases N162.5bn SUKUK Funds For Federal Road Projects

The administration of President Buhari and VP Osinbajo is determined to leave a lasting legacy in Nigeria’s infrastructural landscape through SUKUK Funds. Rail, roads, bridges are all taking major facelifts where available and new ones being constructed where not. The [...]

July 21, 2020 General
Ojodu Abiodun

Ogun State Begins Work On Ojodu Abiodun, Akute Road (Photos)

The Ogun State Government has assured residents of Ojodu Abiodun, Akute in Ifo Local Government Area of the State that the State Government would immediately commence work on the 4.65-kilometre road at the end of the current raining season, with [...]

July 20, 2020 Environmental issues, General
Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu, Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Boss Mustapha Hold Private Meeting (Photos)

Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Friday met privately in Abuja. Igbere TV gathered that Senator Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia, also met separately [...]

July 4, 2020 General
private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test

Private Labs In Lagos To Conduct COVID-19 Tests, To Cost Between 40,000-50,400

Lagos residents who are unable to get themselves tested in government own facilities would henceforth pay N50,400 in a private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test. The state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi disclosed this while launching the Lagos State [...]

June 30, 2020 General
chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Abia PDP Chieftain Allen Nwachukwu Is Dead

A prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a leader in Ngwa land in Abia state, Chief Allen Nwachukwu has died. ABN TV report that Chief Nwachukwu died in the early hours of Thursday. [...]

June 11, 2020 General