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UN tribunal puts Rwanda’s Felicien Kabuga on genocide trial

UN tribunal puts Rwanda’s Felicien Kabuga on genocide trial

A United Nations tribunal in The Hague has opened the genocide trial of a Rwandan businessman captured two years ago after decades on the run, with judges saying the hearing must go on despite the suspect’s decision to boycott it [...]

September 30, 2022 Law
Ikpeazu promises support for 2023 census

Ikpeazu promises support for 2023 census

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has said that his administration will provide the support necessary for the success of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in the state. Ikpeazu made the promise in Umuahia on Thursday during the Abia stakeholders’ [...]

September 30, 2022 Government and politics
NECO releases 2022 SSCE results, records 60% pass

NECO releases 2022 SSCE results, records 60% pass

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday released the results of the internal diet of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the examination body, Datani Wushishi, who made the announcement in Minna, Niger State [...]

September 30, 2022 Education
Nigerian Army Sacks Anambra Community In Reprisal

Nigerian Army Sacks Anambra Community In Reprisal

Troops of the Nigerian Army have sacked Umunze community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State in what appeared as a reprisal attack following the alleged killing of five soldiers and two civilians in the area on Wednesday. [...]

September 30, 2022 Military
2023: Tinubu To Miss Peace Pact Signing - Premium Times

2023: Tinubu To Miss Peace Pact Signing – Premium Times

The APC presidential candidate is currently in the UK where he is meeting with some unnamed groups. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will miss the signing of the 2023 election peace pact on Thursday [...]

September 30, 2022 Government and politics
11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy

11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy

Burkina Faso’s government says at least 11 soldiers have been killed and 50 civilians were missing after armed fighters attacked a 150-vehicle military-escorted convoy taking supplies to a northern town. In a statement on Tuesday, the government said the assault [...]

September 29, 2022 Security
Economy in rare credit squeeze as CBN continues with 20-year-high interest

Economy in rare credit squeeze as CBN continues with 20-year-high interest

It was another audacious response from the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), yesterday, as it increased the benchmarked interest rate by another 150 basis points (bps) in a fell swoop to rein in extreme inflation and manage an uncertain economic outlook. [...]

September 29, 2022 Economy
FEC approves N27bn for road project linking Ondo, Edo

FEC approves N27bn for road project linking Ondo, Edo

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N27 billion for the rehabilitation of a 27km road linking Ondo and Edo states. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed this to State House correspondents at the end of the Council [...]

September 29, 2022 Real Estate
Five Nigerian Soldiers Killed As Gunmen Attack Anambra Community

Five Nigerian Soldiers Killed As Gunmen Attack Anambra Community

Gunmen have reportedly killed five soldiers in Anambra while one of the assailants reportedly lost his life. The incident occurred around 1 pm on Wednesday in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of the state. SaharaReporters gathered that the incident [...]

September 29, 2022 Security
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
DRC declares end to latest Ebola virus outbreak

DRC declares end to latest Ebola virus outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has declared an end to its latest Ebola virus outbreak, according to officials. The outbreak, the 15th recorded in the country, emerged when one case was confirmed in the eastern city of Beni, [...]

September 28, 2022 Africa, Health issues
NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tons of cocaine

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tons of cocaine

Tougher times await drug barons and cartels operating in Nigeria if they fail to back out of their criminal trade and embrace legitimate ventures. Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) [...]

September 28, 2022 Featured Post
Gunmen attack army checkpoint, two feared killed

Gunmen attack army checkpoint, two feared killed

Two persons were feared killed on Tuesday when gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in Amodu Awkunanaw, a community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria’s South-east. Some soldiers, together with some police officers, were at the checkpoint [...]

September 28, 2022 Security
Nigerian University Loses 15 Lecturers To Death

Nigerian University Loses 15 Lecturers To Death

The current strike by Nigerian university lecturers, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resulted in about 15 lecturers passing away at the University of Calabar, Cross River State. This is as there are other fatalities every day at [...]

September 28, 2022 Education
Remove Petrol Subsidy, Implement PIA, LCCI Tells FG

Remove Petrol Subsidy, Implement PIA, LCCI Tells FG

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has advised the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidies and implement the Petroleum Industry Act religiously. The advice was given by Vice President, LCCI, Gabriel Idahosa, while representing the President, LCCI, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, [...]

September 28, 2022 Oil & Gas
UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

Debris from a drone strike in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a truck carrying humanitarian aid and belonging to the World Food Programme (WFP) and injured the truck’s driver, the United Nations agency said on Monday. The WFP said [...]

September 27, 2022 Incidents
More airlines depart empty as charges, rejections stifle export

More airlines depart empty as charges, rejections stifle export

Almost a year after The Guardian report on foreign airlines departing Nigerian shores empty, the situation has changed, but for the worse. Today, more airlines are departing without exportable goods, much to the pains of stakeholders and loss of foreign [...]

September 27, 2022 Business
Smugglers carve a niche in Africa’s rare rosewood

Smugglers carve a niche in Africa’s rare rosewood

African rosewood (mukula) is the world’s most trafficked endangered timber, fuelling a $26 billion market for Ming dynasty-styled furniture and décor for China’s elite. Networks embedded in governments facilitate the illegal movement of this wood from countries such as Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia [...]

September 27, 2022 Economy
Terrorists Kill Police Inspector, Abduct Several Passengers

Terrorists Kill Police Inspector, Abduct Several Passengers

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have killed a police inspector identified as Idris Musa at Makera quarters, Kwakware community, along Katsina-Jibia Road in Katsina State. The terrorists stormed the community on Monday at about 7am shooting sporadically while chasing a [...]

September 27, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror
2023: Keyamo Launches Podcast To Sell Tinubu-Shettima

2023: Keyamo Launches Podcast To Sell Tinubu-Shettima

With just four days until the official flag-off of the political campaign, spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has unveiled the first edition of his much-publicised podcast. Keyamo shared a clip of his first podcast on social [...]

September 27, 2022 Government and politics
Uganda confirms three more Ebola deaths

Uganda confirms three more Ebola deaths

Health authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of three more Ebola patients in the country, days after declaring an outbreak of a strain of the disease in a central district. In a statement released on Friday, the health ministry [...]

September 24, 2022 Health issues
One dies in 40-year-old collapsed Lagos building

One dies in 40-year-old collapsed Lagos building

A female has been confirmed dead in the four stores building that collapsed on 2/4 Oye Sonuga Street, Palmgrove, Mushin, Lagos. The spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunboh confirmed the development. Okunboh said search and [...]

September 24, 2022 Incidents
Ethiopian Airlines emerges core investor in Nigeria Air with 49% shareholding

Ethiopian Airlines emerges core investor in Nigeria Air with 49% shareholding

Ethiopian Airlines is the preferred bidder for Nigeria Air, the Nigerian government said Friday, as it prepares for the commencement of operations of Nigeria’s new national carrier. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said at a press briefing in Abuja that Nigeria Air [...]

September 24, 2022 Business
Dauda Lawal Re-Emerges As Zamfara PDP Governorship Candidate

Dauda Lawal Re-Emerges As Zamfara PDP Governorship Candidate

Dauda Lawal-Dare, who was previously the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Zamfara State, has been re-elected in the just concluded primary election for the 2023 general elections, earlier held today, Friday. Lawal-Dare on Friday polled 422 votes to [...]

September 24, 2022 Government and politics
Boston Celtics Suspend Ime Udoka For 2022-23 Season

Boston Celtics Suspend Ime Udoka For 2022-23 Season

The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an [...]

September 24, 2022 Sports
Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death

Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death

Uganda has confirmed seven cases of Ebola, as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients – two days after the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease. The cases confirmed on Thursday include a [...]

September 23, 2022 Health issues
Military apprehends 17 oil thieves, dismantles illegal activities

Military apprehends 17 oil thieves, dismantles illegal activities

Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Delta Safe have apprehended 17 oil thieves and dismantled several illegal refineries in the South-South zone in two weeks. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, said this at the bi-weekly news [...]

September 23, 2022 Military
Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

The Police Command in Benue on Thursday confirmed the death of six persons in a boat mishap which occurred in Guma Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement issued in Makurdi and signed by the command’s spokesperson, [...]

September 23, 2022 Incidents
No Respite Post-EndSARS, By Chidiebere Onyishi

No Respite Post-EndSARS, By Chidiebere Onyishi

Two years after young Nigerians protested against police high-handedness across the country, there hasn’t been a significant change. All the authorities did was simply rename the rogue unit and reshuffle other police units with the same rogue operatives, basically spitting [...]

September 23, 2022 Security
ASUU To Appeal Ruling, Parents Want Strike Ended

ASUU To Appeal Ruling, Parents Want Strike Ended

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday said it will appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, which ordered the union to call off its ongoing nationwide strike and resume work. The PUNCH reports that ASUU has been [...]

September 23, 2022 Law