Covid: UAE Lifts Entry Embargo on Residents Trapped in Nigeria, Five Other Countries

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday announced the lifting of a suspension on residents of the…

Nigeria: Three Re-abducted Kaduna Students Regain Freedom after Ransom Payment

Three students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, who escaped from captivity but were re-abducted…

Nigeria: Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Visits APC Chieftain Tinubu in London

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday visited a National leader of the All Progressives, Bola…

Court Restrains DSS, AGF From Arresting Sunday Igboho, Blocking His Bank Accounts

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts…

Dozens of Bodies Found in River Between Ethiopia’s Tigray and Sudan

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts…

Nigeria Threatens to Dismiss Civil Servants Leaking Classified Memos on Social Media

Nigeria’s Federal Government has threatened to dismiss any civil servant caught to be leaking official memoranda…

Applications for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships Open

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK have now opened. The applications are opened…

UK Begins New Rules for Fully Jabbed US and EU Arrivals

People who have been fully vaccinated in the US or European Union no longer have to…

Twitter’s Dorsey Leads $29bn Buyout of Lending Pioneer Afterpay

Square Inc, the payments firm of Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase buy now, pay…

Africa the New Frontier for Global Growth: Zenith Bank MD Onyeagwu

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for increased…

More ‘Pain and Suffering’ Ahead as Covid Cases Rise, Fauci Says

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as Covid-19…

Belarus Olympic Athlete ‘Safe’, under Police Protection

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has said she is “safe” and under police protection in Japan after…

Nigeria: How AGF Malami, Acting Chairman Buni Defied Osinbajo’s Directive to Stop APC Congresses

Worried by the narrow escape of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in retaining Ondo…

Zambia President Lungu Orders Military Deployment Ahead of August 12 Elections

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has ordered the deployment of the military to suppress electoral violence ahead…

#TwitterBan: We’re Monitoring Repression Closely in Nigeria, Says Commonwealth

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has said the Commonwealth was closely…

Misery For Children in Madagascar as Country Faces Worst Hunger Situation in Two Generations

Madagascar is facing her worst hunger situation in two generations with children wasting away and families…

Nigeria: Manufacturers Back Central Bank’s Ban of FX Sale to BDCs

Members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have strongly supported last week’s decision by the…

COVID-19: Millions Under Lockdown As China Grapples With Delta Outbreak

Millions of people were confined to their homes in China Monday as the country tried to…

Tokyo 2020: Nigeria Guaranteed Medal As Oborodudu Reaches Wrestling Final

Nigeria on Monday was guaranteed its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics after Blessing Oborodudu won…

FBI Indictment: Police Commission Suspends Abba Kyari

The Police Service Commission has suspended a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team…

DSS Finally Produces Sunday Igboho’s Aides In Court

The Department of State Services on Monday presented the aides of Sunday Igboho who were arrested…

Resident Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike On Monday

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has directed its members across the country to embark…

Inside the ‘Hushpuppi’ Operation That Indicted DCP Abba Kyari

In October 2019, a businessperson started looking for an investor who could provide a $15 million…

Tokyo 2020: Nigerian Athletes Felt Disrespected, Humiliated By Government: NBA Star Metu

Nigeria basketball player Chimezie Metu and head coach Michael Brown have blasted the West African country’s…

Atiku urges action on looming food crisis

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to initiate…

Arsenal target set to join Lyon for £6.8m

Arsenal target Andre Onana is set to join Lyon after agreeing to a £6.8m deal, according…

We have returned 21,000 Nigerians trafficked abroad since 2016 –UN

The United Nations says it has so far returned 21,000 Nigerians trafficked abroad in the last…

AFN Shocked Over Okagbare’s Suspension From Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria says it received with great shock the press release by the…

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Rachel Oniga, Is Dead

Rachel Oniga, a highly respected Nollywood actress, is dead. The President of the Actors Guild Of…

Tokyo 2020: Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega Wins First Athletics Gold in 10,000m

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega has won the first athletics gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the…

Olympics: Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Qualifies For Women’s 100m Hurdles Semis

Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan, has qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the…

Global Education Summit: Buhari Commits to 20% of Public Expenditure on Education

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to increase education spending by 50% over the next two…

Abductors Demand Extra $100K Ransom for Kaduna Baptist School Students, after Collecting $200K

After collecting N100 million ransom (about $200,000), abductors of the students of Bethel Baptist High School,…

UN Compound Attacked as Battle for Afghanistan’s Herat Rages

An Afghan security guard was killed on Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack…

Killers Left Me for Dead, Slain Haiti Leader’s Wife Martine Moise Reveals

The wife of Haiti’s murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband,…

Nigeria’s Governing APC Holds Ward Congresses Saturday

Rattled by last Wednesday’s minority judgement of the Supreme Court on the Ondo State governorship election,…

Nigeria ‘Not Aware’ of Major Arms Deal Blocked By US Senators

Nigeria’s federal government has denied reports that some lawmakers in the United States have blocked the…

Israel Accuses Iran Over Deadly Oil Tanker Attack

Israel has accused Iran of being behind an attack on an oil tanker in which two…

Simone Biles Withdraws from More Olympics Event Finals

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Tokyo Olympics…

Shell Launches Major Divestment of Nigerian Assets, SPDC for Sale

Royal Dutch Shell has launched a major divestment of its Nigerian assets, several sources familiar with…

Why You Should Try Intermittent Fasting

You’re probably living under a rock if you’ve not heard about intermittent fasting because it’s one…

Nigeria Leads Number of Humans Trafficked into Italy: Report

A report by an Italian based charity group has shown that Nigerians ranked highest in the…

NSIA: Nigeria’s Sovereign Fund to Invest $200m in World-class Hospital, 20 Other Projects

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has concluded plans to build a world-class hospital in Abuja,…

Two Dead In Attack On Oil Tanker Off Coast Of Oman

Two crew members of a Japanese-owned oil tanker have died in a suspected piracy incident off…

Philippines’ Duterte Fully Restores Key Troop Pact with US

President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the…

Abba Kyari And The Hushpuppi Scandal: Follow Due Process, Moghalu Tells Buhari

Former presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has urged President Muhammadu…

Peru President Castillo Names Far-left PM; No Finance Minister in Cabinet

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister…

Nigeria: APC in Jeopardy Over Buni’s Continued Stay as National Chair

Wednesday’s Supreme Court judgement in the Ondo State governorship election might have opened the pandora’s box…

US CDC Report Says Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox

The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the…

US President Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions…

Appeal Court Sets Aside Judgement Sacking Anambra PDP EXCO

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the judgement of Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of…

UK ‘Committed’ To Help Nigeria Curb Human Trafficking – Envoy

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has restated the UK’s commitment to helping Nigeria…

Nigeria To Roll Out 5G Technology Soon – NCC

The Federal Government is set to begin the roll-out of fifth-generation (5G) services across the country.…

Tokyo Olympics: South African Sets World Swim Record

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker was the star of the day, setting the first individual swimming world…

Tokyo 2020: Djokovic’s Golden Slam Bid Dashed, Loses to Zverev in Semis

There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev…

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming Release

Black Widow has a new enemy: the Walt Disney Co. Scarlett Johansson, star of the latest…

Nigeria: FCMB Group Reports N94.2bn Revenue in First Half of 2021

FCMB Group Plc has reported a significant gross revenue of N94.2billion and profit before tax of…

Airtel Africa Plc Records $142m Profit, Revenue Grows 31% in Q1 2021

Airtel Africa Plc has announced a net profit of $142 million in the fiscal first quarter…

Kenya Signs Multi-million Dollar Armoured Car Deal with Turkish firm

As a way of boosting Kenya’s capacity in waging war against terrorism, the country’s armed forces…

Naira Strengthens, as Bank CEOs Pledge Support for New CBN FX Policy

The naira appreciated to N520 to a dollar on the parallel market on Thursday, stronger than…

Matawalle Seeks Tougher Punishment For Human Traffickers, Others

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has called for more stringent measures against all those involved in…

Terrorism War: We Are Available To Help, Boris Johnson Tells Buhari

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK is available to assist Nigeria in…

Hushpuppi: IGP Orders Review Of Allegations Against Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered an “internal review of the allegations” against a…

Nigeria Records Highest COVID-19 Cases In Almost Five Months

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases maintained a steady since the start of the week with 558 new infections…

Nigeria Supercop Abba Kyari Indicted in Hushpuppi’s Fraud Case in the US

Respected Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has been indicted of having links to Ramon Olorunwa…

Nigeria: Central Bank to Refund Capital Deposits, Licensing Fees Of Pending BDC Applications

Following the Central Bank ban on the sales of FX to Bureaux de Change (BDC) operators,…

Mauritius Commercial Bank Signs $20m Term Loan with Bank of Kigali

The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) has successfully signed a $20Million term loan facility with Bank…

Cryptocurrencies Not Suitable As Legal Tender, IMF Warns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned against the adoption of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum…

French Soldiers Detained in Equatorial Guinea: Reports

AFP news agency is reporting that authorities in Equatorial Guinea have detained six French soldiers who…

US Orders Arrest of Nigeria Supercop Abba Kyari Over Hushpuppi Bribe Allegations

A US court has ordered the arrest of a celebrated Nigerian cop, Deputy Commissioner of Police…

Nigeria: Capital Importation Falls 54% in Q2 2021

The total value of capital importation into Nigeria has fallen to $875.62 million in the second…

Nigeria: Ending FX Sale to BDCs Disrupts ‘Juiciest Economic Racket’: Analyst

By putting an end to the sale of foreign exchange (FX) to Bureau De Change (BDC)…

Nigeria: Supreme Court Judgment in Ondo Governorship Sets Off Another Legal Crisis in APC

With the congresses of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) slated to commence this weekend, Wednesday’s…

US Congress Pressures Biden to Reassess US-Nigeria Relations Over Human Rights Records

United States lawmakers have begun to mount pressure on President Joe Biden over concerns about Nigeria’s…

Officials in Tokyo Alarmed as Covid Cases Hit Record Highs

Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days…

Outspoken Billionaire Sun Dawu Jailed for 18 Years in China

A prominent Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, the latest in a…

Tokyo 2020: Ten Nigerian Athletes Disqualified After Failing to Meet Testing Requirements

The Athletics Integrity Unit says ten Nigerian athletes have been disqualified from competing in the ongoing…

US Senators Block Sale of $875m Attack Helicopters to Nigeria

United States lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have blocked a proposed sale of attack…

Lai Mohammed to Nigerians: Patriots don’t badmouth their country

Nigerians badmouthing in the country have been urged to desist from such actions by Alhaji Lai…

U.S. to ship 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 million to South Africa

The U.S. government on Wednesday will ship nearly 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to two…

Pfizer Raises 2021 Outlook On Surging COVID-19 Vaccine Sales

Pfizer lifted its annual revenue and profit projections Wednesday on surging demand for Covid-19 vaccine doses…

Zimbabwe Approves J&J Vaccine As Third Virus Wave Rages

Zimbabwe on Wednesday approved the US-made Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the first…

Ondo Poll: Jegede Congratulates Akeredolu, Thanks Supporters After Supreme Court Defeat

Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Rotimi Akeredolu following the…

Supreme Court Upholds Akeredolu’s Election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the re-election of Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo State.…

UK Says Nigeria’s Security Challenges Overwhelming, Multi-pronged

The British Government, Tuesday, admitted that Nigeria’s security challenges were both overwhelming and multi-pronged and therefore…

Disbelief, Support in Japan after Naomi Osaka’s Elimination

“Masaka” — or, in English, “No way.” That’s how an incredulous Japan reacted Tuesday to the…

White House Considering Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against…

Concerns as India Builds Rail Network in Remote State Near China

India’s ambitious railway project to connect a small northeastern Indian state along its border with China…

Apple, Microsoft, Google’s Profits Soar as Pandemic Boom Continues

Tech giants have reported soaring profits as consumers upgraded their devices and sought cloud storage during…

White House Considering Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against…

Olympic Gymnastics Champ Simone Biles Withdraws from All-around Competition to Focus on Mental Health

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around…

Nigeria: Kaduna Court Discharges, Acquits El-Zazakky and Wife, Orders Immediate Release

A Kaduna state high court has discharged and acquitted the leader of the Islamic Movement in…

Private Sector Aids 60% Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Nigerian Anti-graft Commission

The Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye,…

IMF Raises Nigeria’s Growth Forecast for 2022, Retains Growth Projections for 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised upward its growth forecast for the Nigerian economy in…

Buhari ‘Gravely Infringed Our Rights’: Nigerian Lawyers Sue President Over Twitter Ban

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), an umbrella body of lawyers in the West African country has…

Nigeria to Reopen San Francisco Consulate 32 Years After

The Nigerian government has expressed its readiness to reopen the consulate in San Francisco, United States.…

Nigeria: Former Glencore Trader Pleads Guilty in New York Over NNPC Oil Bribery Scheme

A former UK-based trader for Glencore Plc pleaded guilty on Monday over what US prosecutors called…

Japan’s Naomi Osaka Eliminated from Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tournament

The host country’s superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics. Naomi Osaka lost to former French…

Tunisia PM Sacked after Violent Covid Protests

Tunisia’s president has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament, after violent protests broke out across…

Tunisia’s President Accused of ‘Coup’ after Dismissing Prime Minister

Tunisia’s president has suspended parliament and dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi in a move condemned as…

War Set to Expand as Ethiopia’s Amhara Region Rallies Residents to Fight Tigrayan Forces

Ethiopia’s Amhara region has called on all armed residents to mobilise for battle against rebels from…

Nigeria’s Central Bank Targets October for Digital Currency Launch

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday disclosed that contrary to the impression that Nigeria’s…

Dr. Dre Ordered to Pay Nicole Young $300K a Month in Spousal Support

Dr. Dre has been ordered to temporarily pay his ex-wife, Nicole Young, nearly $300,000 a month…

Kanye West Unveils New Album, Jay-Z Track at Listening Event

Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial…

Covid Vaccine: Eight-week Gap Seen as Sweet Spot for Pfizer Jab Antibodies

A longer gap between first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine makes the body’s…

‘Just the Beginning’: US Imposes New sanctions on Cuba

The United States imposed sanctions on a senior Cuban security official and an interior ministry brigade…

Raging Pandemic in Indonesia Offers Fertile Ground for New Variants

The speed and scale of the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia has created a perfect breeding ground…

Olympics Like No Other Officially Underway Friday in Tokyo

The Tokyo Olympic Games are upon us. They look and feel different to any other Games…

In Boost to War on Terrorism, Nigeria Receives Six A-29 Super Tucano Fighter Planes

The Nigerian Air Force Thursday announced the arrival of A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes from the…

Court Orders DSS To Produce Igboho’s Associates

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State…

13 Die, 12 Injured In Ogun Road Accident

About 13 persons have been confirmed dead while 12 others sustained injuries on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.…

Protest rocks Ibadan over Sunday Igboho’s detention in Cotonou

Supporters of embattled Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho have taken to the streets of…

Forbes China names Alibaba founder Jack Ma country’s most generous entrepreneur in 2020, as tech giants top charity list

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, was the most generous Chinese entrepreneur last year,…

Taylor Swift not submitting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) for Grammys contention

Taylor Swift is not submitting ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ for contention at the Grammy and CMA Awards.…

After spending 730 days straight with my kids, I vacationed without them, and I learned that I forgot how to be alone

I finally got the time alone I’d been longing for, but at first I couldn’t enjoy…

Tragedy as 10 persons die in Kwara lone crash on Eid-el-Kabir day

No fewer than 10 persons have lost their lives in a motor accident that occurred in…

Biden to convene private sector leaders for cybersecurity talks in August

President Joe Biden and senior U.S. officials will meet private sector leaders on Aug. 25 to…

Offset Lost $10,000 on His First Date With Cardi B

Offset’s first date with Cardi B was a night of highs and lows. The 29-year-old Migos…

No. 2 US diplomat Sherman to visit China as tensions soar

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend on a visit that…

Russia Says It Became an Enemy of the U.S. a Decade Ago

Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. has said that ties between Moscow and Washington, D.C. started to…

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