Progressive Governors’ Forum DG Faults Fani-Kayode’s Planned Defection To APC

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, has described the recent attempt to accept…

Trump Impeachment Trial Nears End With Verdict Expected

The US Senate was expected to deliver a verdict in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this weekend…

Taraba Governor’s Aide Regains Freedom

After spending four days in captivity, the kidnapped Taraba State Governor’s aide Baba Bala has been…

Leicester 3-1 Liverpool: Champions Fall Apart Again as Alisson Howler Gifts Foxes Victory

Liverpool’s woeful run of form hit a new low as they capitulated late on to hand…

Governor Ortom Writes Buhari, Asks President to Act Speedily Before Herdsmen Drag Nigeria Into Civil War

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to act speedily before herdsmen in the…

Violence: Oyo Shuts Down Shasha Market, Imposes Curfew

The Oyo State Government on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of Shasha market in Akinyele Local…

Nigeria: Prepare to Receive Herders who May Be Forced Home, Northern Elders Tell Northern Governors

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Friday urged governors of the Northern states to start preparing…

#DefendLagos Group Suspends Protest, Describes #OccupyLekkiTollGate Organisers as Money-grabbers

The #DefendLagos protest scheduled to hold Saturday and aimed at countering the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest has been…

Nigeria Police Douse Tension Over Alleged Herders’ Invasion of Soyinka’s Compound

Controversy continues to trail Tuesday’s alleged grazing of cattle by a herdsman at the Abeokuta home…

Lagos State Intensifies Effort to Avert #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protest

The Lagos State Government says it is intensifying efforts to ensure the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest is…

Former Rebel Chiefs Named in Sudan’s New Cabinet

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced Monday a new cabinet bringing in seven ex-rebel chiefs as…

WHO Expresses Concern About SA Vaccine Rollout Halt

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against jumping to conclusions about the efficacy of coronavirus…

Covid-19 Test: Nigerian Government Bans Another 100 Defaulting Travellers

The federal government has published the passport details of another 100 travellers who had failed to…

Bandits Kill 19, Raze Houses In Two Kaduna LGAs

At least nineteen people have been killed and several others injured in two separate attacks by…

IGP’s Tenure Extension: Mr President’s Action Is Illegal, Unconstitutional – Ozekhome

Human Rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, has faulted the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the…

WTO DG Race: Coast Clear For Okonjo-Iweala As South Korean Candidate Withdraws

South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee on Friday abandoned her bid to become head of the…

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi Visits Zamfara Ruga Settlement, Preaches Peace To Active Bandits

Nigerians have been enjoined to avoid dividing themselves along the ethnic line but instead, learn to…

2023 Elections: No Doubt Nigerians Will Vote APC Again – Uzodinma

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma is confident that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to…

Three Chinese Kidnapped, Police Escort Killed In Osun

Three Chinese employees have been abducted and their police escort killed following a dispute with local…

Buhari’s Ally Bakare Calls for an End to ‘Obsolete’ Open Grazing in Nigeria

Tunde Bakare, General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church has called for an end to open grazing…

UK Trial to Test Combining Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccines in Two-shot Regimen

Britain on Thursday launched a trial to assess the immune responses generated if doses of the…

Myanmar Blocks Facebook as Resistance Grows to Coup

Myanmar’s new military government has blocked access to Facebook as resistance to Monday’s coup surged amid…

Oil Price Rises to $58, OPEC Exceeds Output Cut Target

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Wednesday said its members had achieved 101% adherence…

Covid-19: Court Orders Reopening of Popular Abuja Markets

A Nigerian court has ordered the reopening of popular Wuse, UTC markets and Murg Shopping Plaza…

Herders Crisis: Kaduna Governor el-Rufai Says ‘State and Community Policing Ultimate Panacea’

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai says state and community policing “is the ultimate panacea for…

Facebook Colluding with Nigeria, Seperatist Group Reacts as Social Media Giant Blocks Nnamdi Kanu’s Account

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted after Facebook, a social media platform blocked…

Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham: Jesse Lingard Scores Twice on Dream Debut as Hammers Return to Winning Ways

Jesse Lingard scored two goals on his West Ham debut as the Hammers returned to winning…

Mourinho Hints Tuchel Has No Excuses if He Fails at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Thomas Tuchel will have no excuses if he fails at Chelsea…

Man City Restore Title Gap on Rivals With Comfortable Win Over Burnley

Manchester City have restored a three-point gap at the top of the Premier League as they…

Oil Rises to Near One-Year Highs After US Stock Drawdown

Oil prices rose almost 2% on and hovered near their highest levels in about a year,…

Rwandan Government Stretches Lockdown Over Capital Kigali by one Week

Rwandan Government has said the capital city, Kigali will remain locked down for seven more days.…

US, Russia Extend Last Major Nuclear Arms Control Treaty Despite Disputes

The United States and Russia have extended the New START arms control treaty for five years,…

Nigeria’s ‘Lizard’ Wins Grand Jury Prize for Short Film at Sundance

British-Nigerian filmmaker Akinola Davies Jr has won the short film grand jury prize at the Sundance…

2023 Polls: APC Governors Forum DG Accuses Transparency Int’l Of Attempting To Influence Outcome

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman, has accused Transparency International of attempting to…

Youth Party Submits Letter Of Intent To Participate In 2023 Poll

The Nigeria Youths Democratic Party (NYPD) on Tuesday submitted its letter of intent to register as…

Myanmar Coup: Detained Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Charges

Police in Myanmar have filed several charges against the elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi…

WHO Team Visits Wuhan Virus Lab at Center of Origin Speculation

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan…

NDDC Is Not The Birthright Of Any Ethnic Group Or State – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has condemned the posture of some ethnic groups in the…

Chadwick Boseman has received a posthumous nomination for the 2021 Golden Globes.

Taraji P. Henson announced a handful of the nominations, revealing that the actor, who passed away in…

Despite Police Act’s Single Term, Nigeria’s Police Boss Adamu May Get Extended Tenure

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, who was billed to retire on Monday after spending…

Nigeria Puts Recovered Assets up for Sale, Invites Bids

Nigeria’s federal government is gearing up for the sale of recovered assets, including vehicles, boats, ships,…

#EndSARS: Again, Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed Berates CNN over Lekki Toll Gate Shooting

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condemned the Cable News Network (CNN)…

Biden, Yellen Say GOP Virus Aid Too Small, Democrats Push on

US President Joe Biden panned a Republican alternative to his $1.9 trillion Covid rescue plan as…

FEC Approves Establishment Of 20 New Private Universities

The Federal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment…

Demonization of Fulani Setting Nigeria on Dangerous Path, Northern Elders Warn

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Tuesday warned that Nigeria will be treading dangerous grounds should…

#EndSARS: Youths Have Realized Nigeria’s Future Belongs To Them, Says Moghalu

Former presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu believes the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country in October 2020…

Arsenal Could Appeal David Luiz Red Card as Mikel Arteta ‘Can’t See Any Contact’

Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal will look into appealing David Luiz’s red card against Wolves. Luiz…

Man United 9-0 Southampton: Ruthless Red Devils Make Title Statement Vs Sorry Saints

Manchester United ruthlessly dispatched nine-man Southampton to kickstart their Premier League title hopes with a 9-0…

Dubai Forms Vaccine Logistics Alliance to Fasttrack Equitable Distribution

Dubai on Monday launched the Vaccine Logistics Alliance to speed up distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around…

Military Seizes Power in Myanmar After Detaining Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military has taken control of the country after Aung San Suu Kyi and other political…

Twitter Blocks Accounts Over India Farmers Protest on Government Order

Twitter on Monday temporarily blocked dozens of accounts and tweets in India at the Hindu nationalist…

Zenith Bank Retains Nigeria’s Most Valuable Banking Brand Position

Zenith Bank Plc. has again emerged as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria in the…

Rising Tension as Ethiopia and Sudan Deadlocked on Border Dispute

Age-old territorial claims are threatening to embroil Ethiopia and Sudan into armed conflict, as bickering over…

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline By Eight Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the linkage of the National Identity Number (NIN) to Subscriber Identity…

AstraZeneca ‘Agrees to Boost EU Vaccine Supplies’

The EU says UK-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca will now supply an additional nine million Covid vaccine…

Thousands Join Fresh Navalny Protests Across Russia

Thousands of Russians have been taking part in unauthorised protests to demand the release of the…

Nigeria: Sultan of Sokoto Meets with Cattle Breeders, Tells Herders to Respect Constituted Authority

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Friday charged the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders…

Black Lives Matter Proposed For Nobel Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter, a movement which became a rallying cry after the killing by US police…

‘The Most Significant Event in Months’: Australian Open to Allow 30,000 Fans Per Day

Up to 30,000 fans a day will be allowed to attend the Australian Open, Victoria’s minister…

J&J Vaccine Adds to Covid-19 Armoury, Includes South African Variant

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that its single-dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing Covid-19…

IMF Foresees Improved Capital Spending in Nigeria

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Nigeria’s capital spending will improve this year while…

Bridgerton Smashes Viewership Records to Become Netflix’s Biggest Show Ever

Netflix has announced that the Regency-era British drama ‘Bridgerton’ is its biggest show ever with more than 82 million households…

Africa Secures Another 400 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Another 400 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been secured for the African continent through the…

Near-total Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Poland Amid Protests

A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland and triggered a new round of…

Russian Court Orders Kremlin Critic Navalny to Remain in Jail Despite Outcry

A Russian court has ordered Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be kept in jail, rejecting an…

Kenya Slumps into a Recession for the First time in two Decades as Covid-19 Hurt Output

Kenya slid into a recession for the first time in at least two decades in the…

Argentine President on Negotiations with IMF to Refinance Debt

Argentine President Alberto Fernández said Thursday that in the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

Nigeria Plans $126m Investment to Reposition Commodity Exchange

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an investment of N50 billion (about $126m) in Nigeria Commodity Exchange…

Buhari Mobilises Int’l Support against Covid-19, Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for unity among members of the international community to defeat…

Buhari Seeks National Assembly’s Confirmation of Nigeria’s New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated the appointment of Nigeria’s new Service Chiefs to the National Assembly…

Nigeria Considering Restructuring, Senate Tells Soyinka

The Nigerian Senate Thursday took on the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, over his allegation that…

Man City Threaten To Turn Premier League Race Into Procession

This season’s Premier League race has been touted as one of the most open in years…

Bridgerton Sets New Netflix Record With 82 Million Viewers

Bridgerton has become Netflix’s most popular new series, with more than 82 million households tuning in…

‘I Am Here To Challenge For Every Trophy’ – Chelsea’s Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel accepts he will be judged on results after becoming the 13th Chelsea manager of…

COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Worst Year For US Economy Since 1946

The United States saw its sharpest contraction in growth since 1946 as the coronavirus pandemic hammered…

JUST IN: 384 Stranded Nigerians Return From Saudi Arabia

A total of 384 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia on Thursday arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International…

South-West Security: If Care Is Not Taken, There Will Soon Be Famine In Yoruba Land – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yoruba land and the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress,…

FEC Approves N9.4bn For Power, Road Projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a total of N9.4 billion for various projects…

We Are In A State Of Emergency, Buhari Tells Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday afternoon met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs, charging them to be…

COVID-19 Vaccine: Firms Must Deliver, Says EU Chief

Companies producing Covid-19 vaccines “must deliver”, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday as…

Governors Agree To Ban Open And Night Grazing Across States

Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across…

We Are On The Trail Of Hoodlums Who Set Igboho’s House Ablaze – Police

The Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday said it was pursuing yet unidentified persons who set…

Moderna Vaccine Appears to Work against New Covid Variants

Moderna’s Covid vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found…

West African Presidents Express Concern Over Growing Terrorism, Piracy in Region

The Presidents of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed concern over growing terrorism…

Farmer-Herders: Governors Condemn Criminality, Vow To Protect Citizens

Some governors on Monday met with the national leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN)…

More Mass Graves Found in City Held by Haftar Forces

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has said forensic teams in the country have discovered 10…

Next James Bond Film Delayed for Third Time Due to Covid-19

The new James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ has been delayed for the third time…

Stakeholders Hail Reappointment of Bala-Usman as Nigeria Ports Boss

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry have hailed the reappointment of Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman as Managing Director…

Bitcoin Slide Continues, Heads for Worst Week Since March 2020

Bitcoin fell heavily on Friday and was heading toward its sharpest weekly drop since last March,…

Republicans Seek Delay Until February to Give Trump ‘Fair’ Impeachment Trial

Republicans in the US Senate are asking Democrats to delay the start of former President Donald…

COVID-19: FG Releases N6.45bn For New Oxygen Plants In 38 Locations Nationwide

The Federal Government has approved N6.45 billion for the setting up of gas plants in 38…

Nigerian Nurses Raise the Alarm over Inadequate Medical Personnel for Covid-19 Vaccination

Nigerian Nurses on Thursday warned that inadequate medical personnel could jeopardise the efforts of the federal…

Restructuring Alone Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems, Former President Jonathan Says

Former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Thursday weighed in on the raging agitation for the…

Japan Denies Cancelling Olympics

Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as Prime…

Biden Orders New US COVID-19 Measures As EU Discourages Travel

In his first full day as US president, Joe Biden tackled his country’s staggering coronavirus caseload…

Google Threatens To Block Australia Over Payment Demands

Google threatened Friday to block Australians from using its search service unless the government changed landmark legislation…

Kenya Detects First Cases Of South Africa COVID-19 Strain

Kenya’s health ministry says two men have tested positive for a coronavirus strain first detected in South Africa,…

Do Not Risk The Lives Of Your Citizens, Gov Fayemi Tells Gov Bello

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has urged the governor of Kogi State,…

Sale Of Govt Assets Will Benefit Nigerians, Boost Economy – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Friday, said the Federal Government’s planned sale of public…

Biden Reverses Trump’s Visa Ban On Nigeria, Other Countries

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting…

Cup clash offers United another chance to strike blow at Liverpool

Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns for the second Sunday in a row this weekend and…

As pandemic worsens, Biden unveils ambitious Covid-19 strategy

Joe Biden’s administration unveiled a detailed Covid-19 roadmap Thursday to boost vaccinations and testing while centering…

Arteta Focuses On New Signings As Arsenal Shed Fringe Players

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is focusing on potential signings in the January transfer window after trimming…

Africa Records Higher Death Rates During Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

Health systems in Africa hobbled by shortages of oxygen and other resources are struggling with coronavirus’…

Police Arrest Suspected Abductor, Killer Of Six-Year-Old In Kogi

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested one Friday Domozu, 23,…

We Look Forward To Working With Joe Biden And Kamala Harris – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government is ready to work with President Joe Biden and…

US’ Historic Inauguration Day In Pictures

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States with a call to…

Help Nigeria Fight Terror, Remove Travel Restrictions, Atiku Urges Biden, Harris

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday asked newly inaugurated US leaders – Joe Biden and…

Asian Stocks Climb to Record Highs on Biden Stimulus Hopes

Asian stocks scaled to record highs on Thursday as investors were hopeful the incoming Biden administration…

Twitter Locks Account of China’s US Embassy for Post on Xinjiang

Twitter has locked the account of China’s embassy in the United States for a social media…

UK and EU in Row Over Bloc’s Diplomatic Status

A diplomatic row has broken out between the UK and EU over the status of the…

Nigeria’s State-owned Oil Company Says $10bn Infrastructural Investment Ongoing in Energy Sector

The Group Managing Director of Nigeria’s state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam…

Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Football’s All-time Top Goalscorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially become football’s all-time leading goalscorer surpassing Joseph Bican for the most goals…

President Biden Signs Orders for US to Rejoin Climate Deal and WHO, End ‘Muslim Ban’

United States President Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders, memorandums and directives that…

Nigeria: Herdsmen Can’t Graze in Forest Reserves Without Permission, Ondo State Insists

Herdsmen will not be allowed to operate in Ondo State’s forest reserves without permission, the state…

Pogba Fires Man United to Top of Premier League

Paul Pogba scored a superb winner as Manchester United reclaimed top spot in the Premier League…

Biden’s Inauguration Day: From Oath-Taking To Honouring COVID-19 Victims

Joe Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States,…

Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Moyo is Dead

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died, with details on the circumstance around his death…

Trump Pardons Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black in Final Hours of Presidency

American rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black have been pardoned by US President Donald Trump. Late…

FCMB Founder Subomi Balogun Gifts UI $13m Pediatrics Hospital

The founder of FCMB Group, Chief Olasubomi Balogun, has donated his Otunba Tunwase National Pediatrics Centre…