Gattuso Quits as Fiorentina Boss After 23 Days in Charge

Gennaro Gattuso has quit his role as manager of Fiorentina after just 23 days at the…

Nigeria: Former Bank PHB MD Atuche Jailed 12 Years For $63m Fraud

A Nigerian court has sentenced Francis Atuche, a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB (now…

Buhari Visits Borno, Says Insurgents and Bandits to Feel Ferocity of Nigeria’s Firepower

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to visit on insurgents and bandits the ferocity of the nation’s…

Algeria’s Ruling National Liberation Front Wins Most Parliamentary Seats

Algeria’s ruling party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has won most seats in last Saturday’s parliamentary…

Nigeria Wants Broadcasting Act Amended to Regulate Social Media

The Nigerian government is taking steps to further stifle the country’s civic space with its Minister…

Nigeria: NCAA Warns Pilots Over Hazardous Weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather,…

‘Practical Work’ Summit for Biden, Putin: No Punches, No Hugs

US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on…

China Launches First Astronauts to New Space Station

China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country’s new space station.…

Britain Considers Vaccine Passports to Restart International Travel

Britain is looking at easing travel restrictions, including allowing those who are double vaccinated against COVID-19…

China Disease Expert Says Covid Origins Probe Should Shift to US

A senior Chinese epidemiologist said the United States should be the priority in the next phase…

Bangladesh garment industry could save $500 mln a year by recycling cotton

Bangladesh’s garment industry, the world’s second-largest exporter of clothes, could reduce its annual spending by half…

Kathy Hilton Reacts to Breakout ‘RHOBH’ Season, But Says She’ll ‘Never Hold a Diamond’ (Exclusive)

“Kathy Hilton Energy” is taking over The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but even Kathy’s a bit confused about what…

Reese Witherspoon had panic attacks before Wild role

The 45-year-old actress admitted making the 2014 movie – which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir…

The European players with the most appearances at major international tournaments

Earning full international honours for your country is an achievement in itself as a player. Earning…

Analysis-Soccer-Miranchuk delivers at last to rekindle Russian hopes

Russia revived their hopes of reaching the Euro 2020 knockout stages with an unimpressive 1-0 win…

A 36-year-old soccer player had a heart attack – but she brushed it off as heartburn and resisted going to the ER

Lindsay Huie was coaching five soccer teams and parenting five kids when she had a heart…

Soldiers intercept 73 young men in 5 trucks travelling to Imo state with 47 motorcycles

Makurdi – Soldiers of 72 Special Force Brigade, Nigeria Army, Makurdi on Monday night, June 14 intercepted…

I am not dead, Tinubu declares as he arrives Nigeria from Dubai

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, June 15, arrived the country from Dubai after spending days in…

Soccer-Wales unchanged, Turkey bring in Ayhan and Under

Wales manager Robert Page has named an unchanged lineup for their second European Championship Group A…

Jihadists free 10 hostages in Nigeria: sources

Nigerian jihadists have freed 10 hostages including seven local aid workers, two of them employed by…

Nigeria’s Central Bank Seeks to Slash Importation by 35%

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday said efforts…

Buhari Rallies West African States to Battle Insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for unity among West African States and those in the…

Rising Prices Pushed Seven Million Nigerians Below Poverty Line: World Bank

The World Bank has stated that inflationary pressure in Nigeria has pushed about seven million Nigerians…

US Restates Condemnation of Nigeria’s Twitter Ban

The United States has renewed its condemnation of Nigeria for suspending Twitter’s operations in the country,…

Three In EFCC Custody Over Currency Counterfeiting

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigations into the alleged case of conspiracy…

New Government, Same Action: Israel Launches Air Raids on Gaza, First Since May Truce with Hamas

Israel launched air raids on the Gaza Strip after Palestinian groups in the besieged enclave sent…

INEC Announces Dates To Conduct Ekiti, Osun Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the dates to conduct the governorship elections in…

Nigeria To Get 3.92m More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses ‘End Of July Or Early August’, Says FG

Nigeria will receive additional 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine latest in early August. Dr…

Face to Face: Biden, Putin Ready for Long-anticipated Summit

President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin sit down Wednesday for their highly anticipated summit in…

Nigeria Says Twitter Founder Dorsey ‘Vicariously Liable’ for #EndSARS Losses

Nigeria’s federal government has stated that Twitter and its founder, Mr. Jack Dorsey, are “vicariously” liable…

Police Repel Armed Robbery Attack, Kill Several Bandits In Zamfara

An armed robbery attack has been foiled by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Zamfara…

Change of Government as Israel Gets New Prime Minister, Ending Netanyahu’s 12-year Rule

Israel’s parliament has put an end to Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year-long tenure as prime minister in a…

Democracy Day: Nigeria Declares Monday June 14 Public Holiday, Cautions Against Agitations

Nigeria has declared Monday, June 14 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day.The country’s government also warned…

Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail: Buhari Flags Off Full Commercial Operation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the…

Kaduna University Crisis: There Is Need To Check El-Rufai’s Power – Prof Osodeke

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke says there is…

Maritime Crimes: Buhari Inaugurates New Security Assets To Combat Piracy

The Federal Government has secured ten convictions for various maritime offences since the Suppression of Piracy…

We Will Continue To Prioritise Railway System – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the…

I Have Directed Security Operatives To Shoot Anyone Wielding AK-47 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Lagos reiterated that his directive to security agencies, to shoot any…

All Social Media Platforms, Others Must Be Registered In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has said all social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, and others must register…

Super League: Big Six to Pay £20m Cost of Settlement to Premier League

Reports suggest the supposed big six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League…

‘State-Sanctioned Denial of Free Speech’: US Tells Nigeria to Reverse Twitter Ban Immediately

The United States of America has once again asked Nigeria’s  President, Muhammadu Buhari, to have a…

Reps To Invite Lai Mohammed, Investigate Legality Of Twitter Ban

Members of the House Representatives have resolved to invite the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai…

Africa Roundtable to focus on rebooting African-European relations

At the Africa Roundtable forum, decision-makers from politics, business and civil society will discuss new ways…

On First Overseas Trip, Biden to Reassure Allies Before Putin Meeting

Set to embark on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager…

Chelsea pursuing Erling Haaland interest and looking at whether move is viable

Chelsea are pursuing their interest in trying to sign Erling Haaland this summer, despite acknowledging that…

Kim Jong-un Wages War on Slang, Jeans and Foreign Films

North Korea has recently introduced a sweeping new law which seeks to stamp out any kind…

Mali Coup Leader Goita Sworn in as President

Leader of Mali’s junta Col Assimi Goïta has officially been sworn in as the troubled country’s…

IGP Announces Immediate Suspension Of Tinted Vehicle Windscreens

The Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has announced the immediate suspension of tinted vehicle windscreens…

FG Gives Condition To Be Met Before Twitter Ban Is Lifted

The Federal Government says it would restore Twitter operations in Nigeria if the platform would be…

FG Holds Town Hall Meeting On Protection Of Public Infrastructure

A town hall meeting on the protection of public infrastructure is currently holding in Abuja, the…

Nigeria: Northern Groups Urge Government to Allow Biafra, Order Evacuation of Igbos From North

The Coalition of Northern Groups in Nigeria is demanding that leaders in the region allow for…

UN ‘Outraged’ as Death Toll in Burkina Faso Extremist Attack on Civilians Rises to 132

Gunmen have killed at least 132 people in Burkina Faso’s volatile north, the government said, as…

Top Diplomatic Missions ‘Disappointed’ With FG’s Twitter Ban

Prominent diplomatic missions to Nigeria, including Canada, the US, the UK and the EU, on Saturday…

SERAP Asks Commonwealth To Sanction Nigeria Over #TwitterBan, Repression

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an Urgent Appeal to Rt Hon Patricia Scotland…

Prophet TB Joshua Dies At 57

Popular Nigerian prophet and televangelist TB Joshua has died. This is according to social media posts…

Bandits Kill Five, Raze Church Building In Kaduna

Bandits have attacked communities in Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State killing five…

#TwitterBan Is Clear Violation Of Democratic Rights – Reps Minority Caucus

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria…

Mourinho names ‘the best centre-back in the world now’

Jose Mourinho believes Ruben Dias is the best centre-half in the world. Dias capped a sensational…

Chrissy Teigen drops out of show amid bullying controversy

Chrissy Teigen has pulled out of ‘Never Have I Ever’ amid the Courtney Stodden bullying drama.…

IMN raises the alarm over El-Zakzaky’s, wife’s health

MEMBERS of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) yesterday raised the alarm over the deteriorating health…

Pogba calls for Chelsea star to ‘win the Ballon d’Or’

Paul Pogba has called for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante to beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo…

Bulgaria to set up its own ‘blacklist’ after U.S. graft sanctions

Bulgaria will set up its own “blacklist” of companies and people associated with three Bulgarians and…

Twitter restricted in Nigeria after govt decree

Telecoms operators in Nigeria restricted Twitter Saturday, a day after the government announced its indefinite suspension…

Putin questions U.S. prosecution of Capitol rioters, saying mob carried only ‘political requests’

Less than two weeks from a first face-to-face with President Biden in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir…

Lionel Messi to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami side after 2 year deal with Barcelona

Superstar footballer, Lionel Messi has agreed to stay at Barcelona for two more years before joining…

Igbos brought drugs to the north, biggest armed robbers in North have been Igbo, Yoruba and Edo people -Former NHIS boss, Prof Usman Yusuf

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf has accused Southerners in…

IPOB is proscribed. We expect nobody to belong to the group – IGP Alkali Baba

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, has said that the  Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)…

COVID-19: 9mobile Celebrates Health Workers at National Hospital Abuja

9mobile has recognized Dr. Abdussamad Ayinde and other health workers at the National Hospital Abuja for…

Soccer-Chelsea extend Tuchel’s contract to 2024 after Champions League win

Chelsea have extended Thomas Tuchel’s contract until 2024 after the German manager won the Champions League…

Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Super Eagles highly motivated to play well – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has stated he’ll like his team to beat the Indomitable…

Gunmen Kill Four Police Officers, Burn Down Station In Enugu

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked Iwollo Oghe Police Station in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State,…

Chief Of Army Staff, Others Die In Kaduna Plane Crash

A military plane crashed in Kaduna State on Friday with the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant…

Banditry: Police Arrest Foreigner Who Sold Over 450 Rifles, Four Suspects In Zamfara

Police in Zamfara State have arrested five notorious suspects involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and…

UPDATED: Possibility Of Shifting 2021 UTME Date Is Very High – JAMB

The possibility of shifting the date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is very…

FG Reintroduces COVID-19 Restrictions, Shuts Bars, Recreational Centres, Limits Public Gatherings

The Federal Government has reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory…

Violence-hit Jerusalem Braces for Jewish Nationalist March

Palestinians have clashed with Israeli police for a third night in Jerusalem, and there are fears…

30 Reported Dead In Niger Boat Accident

Thirty persons have been reported to have drowned after an overloaded boat capsized in Niger state.…

Reps Minority Caucus Asks EFCC to Investigate Bala Usman Over Alleged N165bn Loot

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes…

Bandits Kidnap 12 Muslim Worshippers During Midnight Prayers In Katsina

Twelve Muslim worshippers have been abducted by bandits while observing Tahajjud at a mosque located in…

LASWA Donates 400 Life Jackets, Pledges Commitment To Protect Waterways

Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), has commenced the distribution of free life jackets to residents of…

Federal High Court Amends Posting Of Judges

The Federal High Court has amended its initial list on the posting of Judges across the…

India’s COVID-19 Deaths Hit 4000 Record

India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time and more states…

Newcastle One Point from Safety After Thumping Leicester 4-2

Newcastle moved to within one point of Premier League safety with an impressive win over Champions…

How the US Locked Up Vaccine Materials Other Nations Urgently Need

To fight the pandemic at home, the United States gave its own vaccine manufacturers priority access…

Super League Trio Madrid, Barcelona. Juventus Face Sanctions after Nine Clubs Sign UEFA Deal

The three teams that remain involved in the breakaway Super League operation, Real Madrid, Barcelona and…

Barcelona Host Leaders Atletico in Pivotal La Liga Weekend

Barcelona host leaders Atletico Madrid on a pivotal weekend in the La Liga title race as…

Analysis: For Nigeria Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Suspended Ports MD Hadiza Bala-Usman, It’s Personal

The suspension of Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority last…

Nigeria: Supreme Court Upholds Electoral Commission’s Power to Deregister Political Parties

Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday put a final lid on the prospect of reinstating the…

Malabu Oil: Why JPMorgan’s Compliance Team Raised Red Flags Over $875m Payment to Former Nigeria Oil Minister Etete

Malabu Oil: Why JPMorgan’s Compliance Team Raised Red Flags Over $875m Payment to Former Nigeria Oil…

Online Speech Shield Under Fire as Trump Facebook Ban Stays

Lurking beneath Facebook’s decision on whether to continue Donald Trump’s suspension from its platform is a…

Prince Misizulu Named Next Zulu King Amid Family Feud

The eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been chosen as successor…

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after…

Virals: West Ham keen on Stoke City defender Harry Souttar

West Ham are believed to be interested in Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar.  Irons boss David Moyes has long…

Soccer-Ramos suffers hamstring injury, may have played last game for Real

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos may have played his last game for the club after they…

Tragedy Hits Nigeria as Mama Taraba dies at 61

Former minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassa, popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead. Daily Nigerian…

Security operatives repel fresh attack on Imo police station, kill 8 hoodlums

Some unknown gunmen on Thursday night, May 6, attempted to attack Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in…

Oshiomhole blasts 82-year-old Robert Clark, says his statement is irresponsible, senseless

Adams Oshiomhole, the combative former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is back to…

Bangladeshi firm to make diabetes, malaria drugs in Kenya

One of Bangladesh’s largest drugmakers, Square Pharmaceuticals, will start producing medicines at its multibillion production facility…

Army failed to tackle insecurity despite N1tn allocation – Security experts

SECURITY experts on Wednesday said the Nigerian Army had failed to efficiently tackle security challenges in…

Boko Haram invasion plot: Anxiety in FCT, heavy security at NNPC, Army barracks, others

The PUNCH had reported exclusively on Wednesday that lawmakers had been notified of a possible attack…

Man Utd Supporters’ Trust release statement in reply to Joel Glazer letter

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) have released a statement in reply to Joel Glazer’s open letter…

Soccer-Tuchel urges Chelsea to stay grounded amid finals hype

Chelsea cannot afford to get carried away by their run to the finals of the Champions…

Bloomberg: Zenith, Access Banks Express Interest to Acquire Union Bank

Two Nigerian lenders – Zenith Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc – are among the list…

Heirs Holdings Oil Company Names Igiehon Pioneer CEO

Heirs Holdings Oil & Gas (HHOG), Africa’s integrated energy company, has announced the appointment of its…

Buhari Says National Identification Number Essential for Winning War against Insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday described National Identification Number (NIN) registration by Nigerians as key to…

Germany Rejects US Proposal to Waive Covid Vaccine Patents

Germany on Thursday rejected a US proposal to waive patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines, saying the…

Anti-Olympics Campaign Gains Traction Online in Japan

An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled has garnered almost 200,000 signatures…

Parents Demand Rehabilitation of 27 Kaduna College Students Released By Abductors after 55 Days

Parents of the 27 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, who were freed…

Covid: Concern Increases Over India Variant in UK

Public health experts have recommended a version of the Indian Covid variant found in the UK…

‘Carnage’: 25 Killed in Rio de Janeiro’s Deadliest Police Raid

At least 25 people have been killed after hundreds of heavily armed police stormed into one…

Former Maldives President Nasheed Wounded In Assassination Bid

Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed underwent more surgery Friday following an assassination…

Malabu Oil Deal: JPMorgan Was Warned $875m Payment to Former Nigeria Oil Minister Etete Was Graft Risk

JPMorgan Chase & Co. was warned by its compliance team over the “great risk” of corruption…

INEC To Hold Jigawa Bye-Election On June 19

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct a bye-election for the Gwaram Federal Constituency of…

Buhari Suspends NPA MD Hadiza Usman, Approves Investigative Panel

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman to…

Several Suspected IPOB Members Killed In Attempted Attack On Imo Police Station

Several members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been killed in an encounter with…

Nigeria: Governors Shift Ground on Financial Autonomy for State Legislatures, Judiciaries

Governors have shifted ground in their quest for an earnest resolution of the industrial crisis caused…

Pastor Adeboye’s Son Dies At 42, Brother Reacts

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God…

Elumelu Calls for Urgent Power Sector Reforms to Boost Nigeria’s Economy

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc Group Chairman and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mr. Tony…

Agitations for Nigeria’s Disintegration, Insensitive, Says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive…

Nigerian Priest Mbaka Resurfaces Following Fears Over His Whereabouts

A major protest was averted in Nigeria’s southeastern Enugu state following the re-emergence of Ejike Mbaka,…