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Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say Eritrea has launched a full-scale offensive and heavy fighting was taking place in several areas along the border in what appears to be an escalation of last month’s renewal of fighting. The Eritreans are fighting [...]

September 22, 2022 Military
FG to leave behind N60.9tr debt, other liabilities in 2023

FG to leave behind N60.9tr debt, other liabilities in 2023

The Federal Government’s total debts and contingent liabilities have hit N60.9 trillion even as the figure could balloon to near N65 trillion before the end of the year, as President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration scrambles for any available funds to survive [...]

September 22, 2022 Finance
Court orders ASUU to suspend strike

Court orders ASUU to suspend strike

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its seven-month-old strike. The judge, Polycarp Hamman, gave the order on Wednesday, in a ruling on the federal government’s application for an [...]

September 22, 2022 Featured Post
Donald Trump, Children, Company Sued For $250Million Over Alleged Fraud

Donald Trump, Children, Company Sued For $250Million Over Alleged Fraud

New York Attorney General, Letitia James has sued former President Donald Trump, three of his children, the Trump Organisation and others for fraud. Trump and his children were allegedly involved in widespread fraud involving years’ worth of false financial statements [...]

September 22, 2022 International
Buhari Has Improved Power Supply In Nigeria – Adesina

Buhari Has Improved Power Supply In Nigeria – Adesina

The Federal Government on Tuesday night said the electricity supply under the administration of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has improved tremendously compared to what it used to be in the past years. The Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, stated [...]

September 22, 2022 Power
Hunger now killing one person every four seconds, NGOs say

Hunger now killing one person every four seconds, NGOs say

One person is estimated to be dying of hunger every four seconds, more than 200 NGOs have warned, urging decisive international action to “end the spiralling global hunger crisis”. In an open letter addressing world leaders gathering in New York for the [...]

September 21, 2022 Food
Payment of fuel subsidy is organised crime, says Obi

Payment of fuel subsidy is organised crime, says Obi

The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, yesterday, said government was behind oil theft in the country. Obi, who was the guest speaker at the second in the series of Private Sector Economic Forum of the Lagos Chamber of [...]

September 21, 2022 Oil & Gas
Nigeria’s public debt rises 2.98% to N42 trillion

Nigeria’s public debt rises 2.98% to N42 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) said Nigeria’s total public debt stock, which was N41.60 trillion ($100.07 billion) in March, rose to N42.84 trillion (103.31 billion dollars) by June. According to a statement obtained from DMO’s website on Tuesday, the total debt represents [...]

September 21, 2022 Economy, Finance
Igbos Shouldn't Waste Votes On Peter Obi-Orji Uzor Kalu

Igbos Shouldn’t Waste Votes On Peter Obi-Orji Uzor Kalu

The former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has not chance to win the 2023 election. According to Kalu, Obi does [...]

September 21, 2022 Government and politics
Governors Brainstorm To Block Tax Leakages, Improve IGR Collection

Governors Brainstorm To Block Tax Leakages, Improve IGR Collection

The 36 state governors yesterday commenced a brainstorming session on how to improve their internally generated revenue (IGR) and block tax leakages. Also, it emerged yesterday that states’ internally generated finances grew by 35 per cent from N1.31 trillion in [...]

September 21, 2022 Economy
Senegal President Macky Sall appoints first PM since 2019

Senegal President Macky Sall appoints first PM since 2019

Senegalese President Macky Sall has reinstated the post of prime minister, appointing a former economy minister to the job two months after a tense legislative election in which Sall’s ruling coalition lost its comfortable majority. Amadou Ba, a 61-year-old taxation [...]

September 20, 2022 Government and politics
Last mile infrastructure stalls $3b submarine cable investments

Last mile infrastructure stalls $3b submarine cable investments

Dearth of last mile infrastructure in Nigeria appears to be stalling full utilisation of the various submarine cable systems, which have berthed at the nation’s shores. Last-mile infrastructure means broadband facilities that serve as the final leg connecting the service [...]

September 20, 2022 Business
Jigawa Flood: Death toll rises to 92 as governor travels on holiday

Jigawa Flood: Death toll rises to 92 as governor travels on holiday

The death toll in the widespread flooding due to torrential rainfall across Jigawa State, has increased to 92. This is as the Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, has come under intense criticism for travelling abroad on holiday without visiting victims [...]

September 20, 2022 Incidents
N712million Fraud: Court Okays Trial Of Ex-Jigawa State Governor

N712million Fraud: Court Okays Trial Of Ex-Jigawa State Governor

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has declared that former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has a case to answer before it in the N712 million fraud trial before the court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is [...]

September 20, 2022 Law
Lagos APC Faults Jandor For Visiting Traffic Offenders

Lagos APC Faults Jandor For Visiting Traffic Offenders

The All Progressives Congress, Lagos State chapter, has faulted the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Olajide Adediran (popularly known as Jandor) and his running mate, Funke Akindele, over their visit to the owners of vehicles [...]

September 20, 2022 Law
Biden and Ramaphosa vow to strengthen US-South Africa ties

Biden and Ramaphosa vow to strengthen US-South Africa ties

US President Joe Biden praised South Africa as a “vital voice” as he met with the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa at the White House for talks that will touch on efforts to tackle the climate crisis, as well as ending [...]

September 17, 2022 Foreign relations
Rising costs, supply chain disruptions worsen inflation

Rising costs, supply chain disruptions worsen inflation

At 20.52 per cent, representing the highest rate since September 2005 and still rising, Nigeria’s inflation rate may spiral above 50 per cent if prevailing socio-economic challenges and other triggers are not addressed within the shortest period, experts have warned. While [...]

September 17, 2022 Economy
Hospital withholds corpse of 12-year-old over N400,000 hospital bill

Hospital withholds corpse of 12-year-old over N400,000 hospital bill

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has held on to the corpse of a 12-year-old girl, Glory Ekeleyede, over the inability of her parents to offset the hospital bill. Ekeleyede, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered, died in the hospital [...]

September 17, 2022 Featured Post
PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Leaves Nigeria To Visit Family In Dubai

Atiku Leaves Nigeria To Visit Family In Dubai

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Friday would be embarking on a trip to Europe. At the conclusion of his European trip, the former Vice President will also visit his family in Dubai, a [...]

September 17, 2022 Government and politics
Abike Dabiri: Many Nigerians ‘Stranded’ In UAE Are Ex-Convicts

Abike Dabiri: Many Nigerians ‘Stranded’ In UAE Are Ex-Convicts

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has stated that Nigerians claiming to be stranded in United Arab Emirates (UAE) are ex-convicts. According to her, many of those affected have not been totally cooperative as they refused to follow [...]

September 17, 2022 Featured Post
Kenya’s new president scraps petrol subsidy

Kenya’s new president scraps petrol subsidy

Kenya has scrapped a subsidy on petrol a day after new President William Ruto said subsidies were unsustainable, in a move that could add to upward pressure on inflation. Some of the key challenges the new president faces include bringing [...]

September 16, 2022 Africa, Oil & Gas
Varsities may lose session as ASUU strike lingers

Varsities may lose session as ASUU strike lingers

With no end in sight to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), seven months after, the fate of students seeking admission into the nation’s universities remains unknown as two new sets await the resumption of [...]

September 16, 2022 Education
Reps panel queries PenCom’s “N2.4m monthly salary” per staffer

Reps panel queries PenCom’s “N2.4m monthly salary” per staffer

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has flagged the salary structure of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) and demanded its thorough scrutiny. The committee, during the interactive session on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, on Thursday, said [...]

September 16, 2022 Finance
Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi, Kill Two Officers

Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi, Kill Two Officers

Two Nigerian policemen were feared killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Ebonyi State. According to The Nation, the incident happened at the border between Ezza North and Ishielu local government areas on Thursday morning. The attackers were said to [...]

September 16, 2022 Security
Akeredolu, Adebayo Head Reconciliation Teams For Tinubu

Akeredolu, Adebayo Head Reconciliation Teams For Tinubu

What happened to the Southwest during the defunct Second and Third Republics when the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the late business mogul, Moshood Abiola, must not repeat itself next year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday. The [...]

September 16, 2022 Government and politics
In Somalia, al-Shabab’s courts win more converts

In Somalia, al-Shabab’s courts win more converts

In late December 2021, Halima (her real name withheld on request) boarded a minibus from Zoobe bus station in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to Ugunji, a farming village just outside the city, controlled by al-Shabab. Her mission was to [...]

September 15, 2022 Africa
Owerri streets deserted as Buhari commissions projects in Imo

Owerri streets deserted as Buhari commissions projects in Imo

Major roads and streets in Owerri, Imo State capital, were, yesterday, deserted, as President Muhammadu Buhari visited for the commissioning of some signature projects executed by Governor Hope Uzodimma. The President’s visit coincided with the sit-at-home directive issued by the [...]

September 15, 2022 Featured Post
Kingship tussle leads to bloodshed in Ogun community

Kingship tussle leads to bloodshed in Ogun community

The tussle over who becomes the next Oja of Agosasa in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State has led to bloodshed and destruction of properties in the community. At least three persons were killed after violence erupted last Monday. [...]

September 15, 2022 Government and politics
Make Nigerians Pay More For JAMB Exam But Give Us Autonomy

Make Nigerians Pay More For JAMB Exam But Give Us Autonomy

Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, has revealed that Nigerians should be made to pay more for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in exchange for financial autonomy for the board. Oloyede, who spoke before the [...]

September 15, 2022 Education
Bridge Collapses Along Minna-Bida Road

Bridge Collapses Along Minna-Bida Road

The dilapidated bridge on Bida-Minna Road has finally collapsed at Sagamio Farms, about 23 kilometres from Bida and 60 kilometres from Minna thereby cutting off the two major towns in Niger State. LEADERSHIP gathered that the collapse of the bridge [...]

September 15, 2022 Incidents