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Concern Mounts as Nigerian Schools Resume Monday Amid Rising Covid Cases

As schools reopen across Nigeria Monday, concern continues to rise following an insistence by teachers that…

Nigeria’s Ex-President Jonathan Confident Mali will Meet Return to Civil Rule Deadline

After two days of meetings with Malian political and civil society figures, the mediator for the…

Nigeria: No Harm Must Befall Sokoto Bishop Kukah, Christian Association Warns

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has cautioned those threatening the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese,…

Nigerian Governors Criticise Federal Government’s Allocation of Covid-19 Vaccines

Several governors in Nigeria have criticised the number of doses of Covid-19 vaccines allocated to their…

NYC to Terminate Trump Contracts After Capitol Insurrection

New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at…

No Provision Yet for Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria’s 2021 Budget, Finance Minister Says

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said there is no…

SSANU, NASU Members Commence Three-Day National Protest

The Joint Action Committee of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities…

Nigerian Military Reports Killing of 50 Bandits in Zamfara, 28 Insurgents in Yobe

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji at the weekend eliminated 50 armed bandits in Kaura Namoda Local…

VP Osinbajo Rallies Nigerians to Commit to National Unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite…

Police Deploy More Personnel To Tackle Crime On Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway

Police authorities in Kaduna State have deployed more personnel along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway in the…

Newlyweds, 35 Others Kidnapped By Bandits In Katsina Regain Freedom

A new couple and 35 other people kidnapped by bandits in Katsina State have regained freedom…

NIN: Minister Blames Nigerians For Flouting COVID-19 Protocols At NIMC Centres

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has blamed Nigerians for flouting COVID-19 protocols while participating…

Amnesty International Asks FG To Drop Charges Against Sowore, Others

Global human rights organisation, Amnesty International has condemned the arrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow…

103 Kidnapped Victims Rescued in Katsina, Governor Says

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari on Friday said security forces have rescued 103 kidnapped victims, describing…

Capitol Riot: Trump Presidency Set For An ‘Ugly Ending’ – Italian PM

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi bemoaned Friday the “ugly ending” to Donald Trump’s time at the…

Over 100 People Kidnapped By Bandits Regain Freedom – Katsina Govt

No fewer than 104 people kidnapped by bandits in Katsina State have been rescued, the government…

Two Million Displaced by Insecurity in Nigeria’s North

No fewer than two million Nigerians are living as internally displaced persons (IDP) as a result…

Nigerian Varsities to Reopen January 18 After 10-month Closure

Nigeria’s National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed vice-chancellors of universities to commence academic activities on January…

Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Seeks FG’s Collaboration On Rebuilding Lagos

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the…

Kaduna PDP Spokesman, Four Others Arraigned Over Aborted Sex Party

The Kaduna State Government has arraigned five persons for alleged attempted adultery and organising a nude…

FG Suspends Hike In Electricity Tariffs Till End Of January

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has been directed to suspend the planned bi-annual adjustment in electricity…

Electricity Tariff Increase: NLC Threatens ‘Industrial Resistance’

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened industrial resistance following the increase in electricity tariffs by…

BREAKING: 40,000 Litre Oil Tanker on Fire in Lagos

The tanker was conveying more than forty thousand litres of fuel. Eye witnesses say the tanker…

More Frustration for Nigerians as Identity Card Workers Embark on Strike Over Funding, Exposure to Covid-19

Thousands of citizens have been left stranded and frustrated outside offices of the National Identity Management…

Nigeria Government Should Hands-off Power Sector, Allow Private Sector Drive Competition, Power Expert Umeh Says

The Nigerian government has been advised to hands-off the country’s power sector and should only provide…

Nigeria Needs Urgent Salvation, Says Sokoto Bishop Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has called for a sense of urgency…

Nigeria Owes IMF, World Bank, Others $31.98bn

Nigeria’s bilateral and multilateral debts stood at $31.98 billion as of September 2020, according to the…

FCMB CEO Proceeds on Leave as Bank Intensifies Probe into Paternity Allegation

The Chief Executive Officer of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB), Mr. Adam Nuru, has voluntarily…

#COVID-19: Buhari Approves Establishment Of One Oxygen Plant In Each State

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of at least one oxygen plant in each of…

Killings: Desperate Politicians Aligning With Bandits To Destabilise Nigeria – Umahi

The South-East Governors Forum have accused desperate politicians of aligning with bandits to stabilise Nigeria. Chairman…

No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure, Says Buhari At China Meeting

Sustainable development is impossible when a country is struggling with severe infrastructural deficits, President Muhammadu Buhari…

Six Killed, Nine Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Crash

Six persons have been confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries on Tuesday…

Electricity Consumers To Pay More As NERC Adjusts Tariff

Consumers in the country will begin to pay more for electricity following an adjustment of tariff…

#EndSARS: Lagos Govt Pays For Forensic Examination Of Lekki Toll Gate

The Lagos State Government has paid a huge sum of money to forensic experts to unearth…

Court Adjourns Ruling On Sowore, Others’ Bail Application

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has fixed January 8, for ruling on the bail application…

Nigeria Raises Electricity Tariff Again

The Nigerian government has again approved an increase in electricity tariff payable by electricity consumers across the country.…

ICC, Human Rights Groups Aggravating Nigeria’s Security Challenges, Government Claims

Nigeria’s federal government on Monday squared up to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and some human…

Upcoming Decision on Japan Virus Measures Derided as ‘Too Little, Too Late’

A Japanese government decision on a state of emergency in and around Tokyo will be made…

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases As Lagos Orders Reopening Of Schools

Nigeria on Monday recorded its highest figure of COVID-19 cases in a day since the outbreak…

Trump May Launch ‘Reckless’ Attack on Iran in Final Days, Experts Fear

US President Donald Trump could take “reckless” military action against Iran in his final days in…

US Senators Launch Final Bid to Derail Biden Win

A group of US senators say they will refuse to certify Joe Biden’s election victory unless…

Lautaro Hat-Trick Sends Six-Goal Inter Milan Top Of Serie A

Lautaro Martinez scored a hat-trick as Inter Milan kicked off 2021 in blistering form with a…

19 Killed, Nine Injured In Kaduna Attacks

No fewer than 19 people have been killed in fresh and reprisal attacks in Giwa Local…

Ogun Govt Suspends Commissioner Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

The Ogun State government has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun. Mr Abudu-Balogun was suspended…

SERAP Asks Buhari To Probe Missing ₦3.8bn In Health Ministry, NAFDAC, Others

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “probe allegations that…

Lagos Govt Asks Civil Servants To Work From Home For Another Two Weeks

The Lagos State government has directed all public servants on Grade Levels 14 and below to…

Molestation: We Will Not Cover Up Any Immoral Act – Deeper Life High School

The management of the Deeper Life High School has reacted to the controversy trailing the molestation…

Crossover Services: CAN Chapter Directs Lagos Churches To End By 11pm

The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has directed all churches in…

Again, Large Crowds Defy COVID-19 Restrictions, Storm NIMC For NIN

Dozens of people have gathered at the headquarters of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in…

At Least 20 Abducted, Others Injured As Gunmen Attack Niger Communities

No fewer than 20 people have been abducted and scores of others injured by gunmen who…

Millions Losing Benefits As Trump Refuses To Sign Aid Bill

Millions of Americans struggling through the pandemic faced the loss of unemployment benefits on Sunday as…

US COVID-19 Outbreak May Worsen After Holidays – Scientist Fauci

Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday the worst of the pandemic may be yet…

COVID-19: Lagos Govt Seals Landmark, Rumors Night Club, Others

The Lagos State Government has sealed about 12 facilities for defying the Federal Government’s directive on…

Abducted Kaduna PFN Chairman, Wife Regain Freedom

The kidnapped chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Apostle Emmanuel Bako and…

Yuletide: Third Mainland Bridge To Be Reopened Midnight

The Third Mainland Bridge will be reopened at midnight following the closure for repairs on the…

Churches In Kaduna Hold Christmas Service Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Christians in Kaduna State on Friday joined their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Christmas…

COVID-19: Nigerians Celebrate Christmas In An ‘Unusual’ Way

It is Christmas again and Christians in Nigeria have joined their fellow believers in various parts…

Lagos Govt Directs Churches, Mosques To Suspend Crossover Events, Vigils

The Lagos State government has directed all churches and mosques to suspend all-night services, including vigils…

More than 100 Killed in Latest Violence in Ethiopia

More than 100 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Ethiopia’s western region of Benishangul-Gumuz, the…

12 Killed, 25 Injured In Kaduna-Abuja Road Accident

Twelve people have been confirmed dead and 25 others injured in a road accident that occurred…

Kankara Abduction: IGP Visits Katsina, Vows Such Incident Won’t Happen Again

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday visited the Katsina State Police Command to…

ASUU Suspends Nine-Month-Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” suspended its strike, ending a protracted…

Yuletide: FG Declares December 25, 28 And January 1 As Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared December 25, 28 and January 1, 2021 as public holidays to…

COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Administered Free To Nigerians, Says PTF Coordinator

The National Coordinator of Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 Sani Aliyu says the COVID-19 vaccine will…

Ngige Anticipates End To Strike As FG, ASUU Resume Negotiations

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is hopeful that the ongoing strike by university…

COVID-19: Stay At Home From Wednesday, Yemi-Esan Directs Federal Workers

Federal Government workers on Grade Level (GL) 12 and below have been directed to stay at…

Buhari Extends PTF Mandate Till March 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 until…

COVID-19: Kaduna Bans Large Gathering, Imposes Restrictions On Worship Centers

The Kaduna State Government on Sunday announced new measures to stem the rising COVID-19 infections in…

Insecurity: Things Have Deteriorated To A Level That Was Inconceivable – Bugaje

A political historian, Dr Usman Bugaje, has lamented the security situation in the country, saying things…

Bandits Attack Emir Of Kaura Namoda’s Convoy, Kill Three Policemen, Five Others

Bandits have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda, HRH Sanusi Muhammad Asha, along…

‘How I Became President’, Buhari Inspires Kankara Boys To Return To School

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the rescued students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara,…

Lagos Govt Shuts Down Schools Indefinitely, Directs Civil Servants To Work Remotely

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed that all government and private schools in the state…

President Buhari Meets With Freed Kankara Schoolboys

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the released students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara,…

Challenge NASS To Begin Impeachment Proceedings Against Buhari, PDP Reps Tell Nigerians

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have again called for…

Senate Confirms HYPADEC Chairman, MD, Council Members

Members of the Senate have confirmed the appointment of eight persons as chairman, managing director, and…

Hundreds Of Schoolboys Abducted In Katsina Released, Says Govt

Hundreds of students abducted from a school in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State…

Northern Groups Demand Rescue Of Katsina Students, Shelve Plan To Protest In Daura

The Coalition of Northern Groups have demanded the rescue of abducted students of Government Science Secondary…

COVID-19: Behave Responsibly During Holidays To Avoid Another Lockdown, FG Warns Nigerians

The federal government on Thursday asked Nigerians to comply with COVID-19 health guidelines as the holiday…

West Brom Sack Slaven Bilic, Allardyce Among Favourites To Take Over

Slaven Bilic became the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he…

Appeal Court Nullifies Olisa Metuh’s Conviction, Orders Fresh Trial

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the conviction and seven years jail term…

Buhari Orders Immediate Opening Of Four Land Borders

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate opening of four land borders. The borders are Seme…

Nigerian Army Spokesman Not Aware Military Seeking Assistance from US to Rescue Abducted Katsina Schoolboys

The Nigerian Military has denied reports that suggest it’s considering seeking assistance from the United States…

Nigerians To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By End Of January – FG

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigerians should expect to receive the COVID-19…

Kankara Abduction: Parents Assemble At School Premises, Keep Vigil

Parents of the abducted Government Science Secondary School students in Kankara area of Katsina State have…

CJN Tanko Muhammad Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says Justice Saulawa

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa…

Banditry: Zamfara Govt Orders Closure Of 10 Schools

The Zamfara State government has ordered the immediate closure of some Boarding and Day Schools in…

774,00 Jobs: Reps Halt Implementation Of FG’s Special Public Works Programme

House of Representatives has passed a resolution mandating the Minister Of State For Labour Festus Keyamo…

#EndSARS Protests: We Lost ₦807m To Vandalism, Says NPA Boss

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman says the agency has incurred…

Omah Lay, Tems Appear in Ugandan Court as Burna Boy Joins Growing Calls for Release

Nigerian musicians Omah Lay and Tems have been charged to court in Uganda after being arrested…

Police Arrest Suspected Operator Of Baby Factory In Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 51-year-old mother of nine from Abia State for…

Insecurity: Killings Have Taken New Dimension, Sultan Of Sokoto Laments

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has lamented the spate of killings arising from the security…

Gunmen Kidnap 19 People, Kill Clergyman In Niger State

At least 19 people have been kidnapped by gunmen in Ogu and Tegina communities in Rafi…

Nigeria’s Service Chiefs Have Outlived Their Usefulness, No Synergy Between Security Forces, Says Former Borno Governor Shettima

A former Borno state governor Kashim Shettima says the current Service Chiefs of Nigeria have outlived…

Kidnappers of 333 Schoolboys Make Contact with Katsina Governor Masari

The insurgents who abducted more than 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, have contacted…

Peru Temporarily Suspends Clinical Trials Of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

Peru has temporarily suspended clinical trials of a Covid vaccine made by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm…

President Buhari Expresses Shock Over Death of Leadership Newspaper Publisher Nda-Isaiah

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Sam Nda-Isaiah, the…

Alleged Money Laundering: Court Grants Former AGF Adoke Permission To Travel For Medical Treatment

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission to a former Attorney General of the…

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Investigation Of Nigeria For War Crimes

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said Friday she had enough evidence to open a full probe…

COVID-19: Governor Sanwo-Olu Goes Into Self-Isolation

Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu will go into self-isolation immediately after one of his close…

Justice Nsofor Is Dead, Second Nigeria Ambassador to US

Nigeria’s 85-year old Ambassador to the US Justice Sylvanus Nsofor is dead. He passed away on…

Palace, Houses Burnt As Communal Clash Breaks Out In Ondo Community

The communal clash between Isinigbo and Ode communities in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo…

Yakubu begins second term, plans voter register’s audit

The Independent National Electoral Commission will undertake an audit of its voter register ahead of the…

Buhari congratulates Akufo-Addo of Ghana on re-election

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday congratulated President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on…

Morocco Latest Country to Normalise Ties with Israel in US-brokered Deal

Morocco has become the latest Arab League country to agree to normalise relations with Israel in…

Kaduna Govt, Police Say 16 Kano Indigenes Not Killed By Gunmen

The Kaduna State government and the police command in the state have disagreed with the Kano…

Luther King’s Daughter, US Lawmaker, Others Ask Buhari To Release Jailed Protesters, Journalists

Global activists and celebrities have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the release of all…

Lawmakers Right to Invite Buhari, Says House Spokesman

The Nigerian House of Representatives has said it was right to invite President Muhammadu Buhari and…

Nigerian Lawmakers Stand Up to Attorney General, Insist on Powers to Summon President

The House of Representatives Thursday faulted the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice,…

Nigeria Tolerates Religious Violence, US Insists

The United States has shed more light on why it added Nigeria to the religious freedom…

In Many Instances, Nobody is in Charge of Nigeria, Says Nobel Laurette Soyinka

Nigeria’s Nobel Laurette, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said no one is in charge of the country and noted…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Says Nigeria Negotiating Access to Covid-19 Vaccines by January 2021

Nigeria’s Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assured Nigeria and other African countries of access…

Youths Protest In Rivers As Police Officer Allegedly Shoots Tricycle Operator Dead

Youths in Rukpoku and Rumuodomayah communities in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State have…

APC Youth Leader, District Head, Two Others Kidnapped In Niger State

Suspected bandits have kidnapped a youth leader of the All Progressives Congress in Garin Gabbas in…

Corruption Trial: Maina Collapses In Court

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina on Thursday collapsed…

Buhari Makes U-turn, Ignores Lawmakers’ Summon on Constitutional Grounds

A day before his commitment to honour an invitation by the House of Representatives to address…

AfDB President Urges Nigeria, Others to Unlock $1trn Pension Funds

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has called on policymakers in Nigeria…

Nigeria Suspends Sale, Registration of New SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed mobile network operators to immediately suspend the sale and…

Israel Sets December 27 as Target Date to Start Vaccinating Against Covid-19

Israel will begin administering the coronavirus vaccine to citizens on December 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Buhari ‘Disgusted’ By CNN, BBC Coverage of #EndSARS Protests

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his ‘disgust’ at the coverage of anti-police brutality protests in…

‘Religious Liberty Has Never Been in Question’: Nigeria Replies US over Accusations of Intolerance

Nigeria’s federal government has said religious liberty in the country has never been in doubt and…