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11 hours ago
New students resuming at the University of Ibadan (UI) this month for the new academic year will pay as high as N412,000 per session, the institution’s Union of Campus Journalist (UCJ) has gathered.
David Umahi inspects the Lagos-Calabar highway
12 hours ago
Minister of Works, David Umahi, has said the Lagos-Calabar coastal road would be completed in eight years and cost N4 billion per kilometre. 
12 hours ago
The board of inquiry constituted by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the 17 soldiers killed in Okuama Community, Ughelli South Local Council of Delta, met with stakeholders on Wednesday in Warri at about 5:00 p.m.
12 hours ago
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has apologised to Nigerians for saying that they keep freezers on for days due to low electricity tariffs.
12 hours ago
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Dex Luxury bar soap in Nigeria.
12 hours ago
The Nigerian Navy (NN) have arrested two suspected oil thieves, one tank truck used for crude oil theft and a Mazda saloon car loaded with 1,300 illegally refined products, in Bayelsa State.
12 hours ago
Jerome, who had sunk deep in hallucination had forgotten to close the bucket of faeces he had inhaled to prevent others from getting the knowledge of his newfound drug.   Jerome, still in ecstasy and inaudible murmuring, had hit this reporter off guard. In his sober state, he had narrated how he became a cocaine addict after being introduced at a freshers’ party.
12 hours ago
Four leading Nigerian banks by market capitalisation, achieved combined gross earnings of N7.99 trillion gross earnings in their 2023 full-year operations, a figure that is 248 per cent higher than the 2022 performance.
12 hours ago
Nigeria’s crude oil production plummeted further to a 2024 low in March as the country’s output stood at 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) according to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
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The University of Abuja (UniAbuja), said it has established a state of the art International Institute for Publishing Studies (UIIPS), to train manpower in publishing for Nigeria and globally.
10 mins ago
Edo Government on Friday flagged-off the distribution of inputs to small-holder farmers in Edo Central Senatorial District ahead of the 2024 farming season.

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News

19 mins ago
The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad for "widespread" sexual violence during the October 7 attacks on Israel.
25 mins ago
On Friday, April 12, 2024, Princess Oluchukwu Owowoh became the first Nigerian female officer cadet to graduate from Sandhurst. She was one of the 135 officer cadets commissioning as army officers at the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in Camberley, Surrey. Established in 1947, following the merger of Royal Military Academy (founded…
27 mins ago
Donald Trump becomes the first US ex-president to go on criminal trial Monday pushing the nation's legal and electoral systems to the limit less than seven months before Americans decide whether to return the scandal-plagued Republican
48 mins ago
The electoral commission said Friday it had appealed to South Africa's highest court to rule on whether ex-president Jacob Zuma can stand in a general election in May as political tensions heighten.
1 hour ago
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) recently rolled out plans to launch an improved National Identity Card (NIC) layered with payment capabilities and functionalities to deliver social service programmes. The move, according to NIMC is in collaboration with the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through AFRIGOPAY Financial Services.…
1 hour ago
Four bills submitted by Poland's ruling coalition to liberalise the abortion law have passed a first hurdle in parliament as lawmakers on Friday voted down motions to reject the reforms in the first reading.
2 hours ago
Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians early Friday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported, but the military said it "eliminated" two militants including a Hamas member.
2 hours ago
The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has congratulated the Super Falcons over their qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
3 hours ago
A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed April 19 for hearing of a suit filed by the impeached Deputy Governor of Edo, Philip Shaibu, against the state house of assembly and others.

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12 hours ago
Following the approval of the hike in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, customers in the band, a category who receive 20 hours and above supply of electricity, will now have to pay 225 Naira per kilowatt hour against the 66 Naira payable before the hike. This directive, which came in the middle of fuel subsidy removal, foreign exchange crisis, and high inflation rates, has been heavily criticized by the citizens.
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1 day ago
Passengers on a bus that was swept downstream by floodwater on Tuesday (April 9) in Kenya's east clung to ropes as they crossed rapids to get to safety.
2 days ago
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Sport

36 mins ago
Mikel Arteta will put his admiration for the "unbelievable" Unai Emery on hold this weekend as the Arsenal manager aims for a crucial win against Aston Villa.
1 hour ago
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino said it is unfair to make judgements on his disappointing debut season with the club due to the Blues' injury problems.
1 hour ago
Erik ten Hag admits it is vital for Manchester United to appoint the right director of football after the departure of his close ally John Murtough.
1 hour ago
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti predicted Friday that Kylian Mbappe and football's other brightest young stars would bounce back strongly after disappointing showings in the Champions League.
1 hour ago
Erling Haaland has room for improvement according to Pep Guardiola, but the Manchester City boss defended the Norway striker from mounting criticism over his performances.
1 hour ago
Pedro Rocha's chances of succeeding the disgraced Luis Rubiales as Spanish football federation (RFEF) president have been placed in doubt after being placed under investigation in the alleged graft scandal which has rocked Spain's football elite.

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The University of Abuja (UniAbuja), said it has established a state of the art International Institute for Publishing Studies (UIIPS), to train manpower in publishing for Nigeria and globally.
10 mins ago
Edo Government on Friday flagged-off the distribution of inputs to small-holder farmers in Edo Central Senatorial District ahead of the 2024 farming season.
19 mins ago
The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad for "widespread" sexual violence during the October 7 attacks on Israel.
25 mins ago
On Friday, April 12, 2024, Princess Oluchukwu Owowoh became the first Nigerian female officer cadet to graduate from Sandhurst. She was one of the 135 officer cadets commissioning as army officers at the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in Camberley, Surrey. Established in 1947, following the merger of Royal Military Academy (founded…

Editorial

13 hours ago
President Bola Tinubu’s call on the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) to stop the proliferation of arms and light weapons in Africa is crucial to restoring and maintaining peace on the continent that is currently in the throes of all manner of violence and conflict. 

Features

4 hours ago
In a historic collaboration, Supply Chain Africa, in partnership with Adebayo Adeleke LLC, is embarking on the establishment of a groundbreaking research and innovation centre at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Valued at five billion naira ($4.5 million), this project aims to revolutionize supply chain research and development, not only in…

Editor's Pick

12 hours ago
Nigeria has been ranked 23rd nation paying high for freelancers across the globe.
12 hours ago
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lined up two friendly matches for the Super Falcons as part of their preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, a source at the federation has said.
12 hours ago
Nigeria’s crude oil production plummeted further to a 2024 low in March as the country’s output stood at 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) according to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
12 hours ago
President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has stressed the need for governments at all levels to collaborate towards delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

Business

8 hours ago
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday after US tech shares gained, while the yen weakened against the dollar.
13 hours ago
Panache Ventures, Canada's leading early-stage venture capital fund, alongside Kora, a pan-African payment gateway, has sensitised African tech leaders on venture capital in a concerted effort to catalyse technological innovation and investment opportunities in Africa.
13 hours ago
Global goods trade is expected to pick up gradually this year following a contraction in 2023 that was driven by the lingering effects of high energy prices and inflation, experts and economists have revealed in a new forecast.

Columnists

11 hours ago
In January 2014, a coalition of advocates, including Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN); Jiti Ogunye and Tokunbo Mumuni, both senior lawyers; and I wrote to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), inviting it “to investigate the allegations of fraud detailed by the two committees set up by President Goodluck Jonathan in the wake of the 2012 fuel subsidy crisis.” It failed to do so.
13 hours ago
The idea of our returning to the Parliamentary system of government is seriously being mulled. This is as a result of the frustrations the country has been experiencing since 1979 when we embraced the American Presidential system.
13 hours ago
My essay entitled ‘’Glorification of Igho Natufe as an octogenarian’’ which ran for the immediate past two Fridays was officially concluded last Friday. Even though I didn’t say several necessary or pertinent things

Guardian Life

Bobrisky confessed being a man in court
3 hours ago
Popular crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, known as Bobrisky who has always identified as a woman openly confessed to being a man in court on Friday. Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos sentenced Bobrisky, to six months imprisonment. READ ALSO: Naira abuse: Court sentences Bobrisky to six months in custody A…
Davido and Chris Brown
3 hours ago
American singer and songwriter Chris Brown has just released his “11:11” deluxe album where he featured Nigerian superstar Davido on the track titled “Hmmm”. This marks their seventh collaboration. “Hmmm” is a track that combines Chris Brown’s R&B style with Davido’s Afrobeats flair. The song has already gained traction, with over 200,000 views on YouTube…
4 hours ago
In Africa, interest in natural hair products is growing alongside the sales of relaxers, as compared to some years ago. Hair relaxer treatment is a permanent way of straightening curly or tight hair. When your hair is relaxed, it will not return to its wavy nature until the relaxed hair strands grow out which takes…
7 hours ago
Paramount Pictures unveiled gory first-look footage from "Gladiator 2" as Disney put on an unusually R-rated presentation for movie theater bosses at the final day of CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Technology

14 hours ago
A new cryptocurrency, Chambs, has entered the digital market with promises of revolutionizing utility tokens. Offering a plethora of features and benefits, including payments, staking, and a cutting-edge web3 social media platform, Chambs has quickly caught the attention of crypto enthusiasts worldwide. Powered by the Solana blockchain, Chambs boasts a seamless and efficient network, ensuring…
2 days ago
The Federal Government is currently working on a template to ensure that different ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the country can exchange data seamlessly.
2 days ago
The payments industry thrives on constant innovation, and 2024 has presented a year of particularly significant transformations.
2 days ago
Telecoms operators activated new 1.57 million mobile subscriptions in February as active mobile users in Nigeria rose to 219.7 million from 218.1 million in January. Subscription statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) released yesterday, revealed this.
2 days ago
The Association for Information and Communication Technology on Local Content (ICTLOCA) has backed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policies on foreign exchange.
2 days ago
Microsoft will combine forces with OpenAI for the construction of one of the world’s most expensive data center complexes at $100 billion.