Author: Chukwuemeka Henry

Top 20 Best Secondary Schools in Nigeria and their locations

Top 20 Best Secondary Schools in Nigeria and their locations

  A good education is a major priority for many parents in Nigeria, especially in this day and age. To be fully equipped with the right kind of knowledge and information in today’s world puts one in a better position for success. It is why many parents strive to put their various kids and wards in the best institutions of learning – especially at secondary level – in the country and beyond, a... »

Latest news in Nigeria this morning, 24 June, 2020

Latest news in Nigeria this morning, 24 June, 2020

  1. 452 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 21,371. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 452 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of active infections to 21,371. 7,338 cases have been discharged and 533 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 452 new cases are reported from 14 states... »

Igbos Georgia Mass Suicide of 1803

Igbos Georgia Mass Suicide of 1803

  A Slave: Is a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. Being a slave meant that you no longer have rights of your own to do whatever you wanted. Most of our forefathers suffered to this inhumane act from the 14th century down to the 18th century. They were taken very far from their homes, families and culture down to a land they were unfamiliar with. Slavery i... »

Latest Breaking News in Nigeria Today, Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Latest Breaking News in Nigeria Today, Tuesday 23rd June 2020

  1. 675 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 20,919. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 675 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of active infections to 20,919. 7109 cases have been discharged and 525 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 675 new cases are reported from 21 states,... »

Some Health Benefits of Groundnuts

Some Health Benefits of Groundnuts

  More than 60 percent of people in and beyond Africa consume and luxury on the groundnut entirely. Groundnut is a snack which plays a key role in your wellness, particularly for your brain. We are eating groundnut like a snack. You ‘re going to cook and boil. People always fell back on the fried food when we starve when food is not available and it’s very convenient to support yo... »

Top Breaking News Worldwide this Morning, Tuesday 23rd of June, 2020

Top Breaking News Worldwide this Morning, Tuesday 23rd of June, 2020

1. The Trump administration aims to end Dreamers immigration program within the next six months The Trump administration is determined to end the Dreamers program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children within the next six months, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday. The Trump administration views the programs as unlawful and t... »

Latest News in Nigeria, Friday, 19th June, 2020

Latest News in Nigeria, Friday, 19th June, 2020

  1. Ex-militant Group Gives FG 14 Days Ultimatum Ex-militant group of the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) from Akwa Ibom has given the Federal Government 14 days to meet to their demands or would be left with no option than to disrupt operations in the State. The group in a statement signed and delivered to newsmen in Uyo had a lot of demands and read thus “The Niger Delta Volunteers can no lon... »

Akwa Ibom ex-militant group gives FG 14-day ultimatum over demands

Akwa Ibom ex-militant group gives FG 14-day ultimatum over demands

  Akwa Ibom ex-militant group on the platform of Niger Delta Volunteers, NDV, has given the federal government 14days to meet its demands, failure of which it would have no option than to shut down all oil operations in the State. The group in a statement signed self- styled General Ekpo Ekpo and Capt. Nsidibe Etim , made available to newsmen yesterday in Uyo, said they would no longer keep s... »

Breaking News this Morning, 19th June 2020

Breaking News this Morning, 19th June 2020

1. 6 Killed, 600 Buildings Destroyed in Kano State. Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has just confirmed 6 persons killed and 600 buildings destroyed through windstorm in 4 local areas in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Sale Jili, confirmed the disaster on Thursday June 18th, in Kano State, stating that about 1, 752 had been destroyed by the windstorm in the past 1 we... »

What Former Burundian Dictator said about Biafra before he Died

What Former Burundian Dictator said about Biafra before he Died

  The son of the late dictator in Burundi, Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza, has come out to reveal what his father told him concerning the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, whose leader is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza’s son said, that his father told him that the Nigerian government should take these people very seriously and allow them to go as he sounded a very serious wa... »

My Father’s Words On Biafra Before His Death – Burundian President’s Son Reveals

My Father’s Words On Biafra Before His Death – Burundian President’s Son Reveals

  The son of the late dictator in Burundi, Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza, has come out to reveal what his father told him concerning the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, whose leader is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza’s son said, that his father told him that the Nigerian government should take these people very seriously and allow them to go as he sounded a very serious wa... »

Breaking News in Nigeria this Evening, 18th June 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria this Evening, 18th June 2020

1. APC must collapse so that Nigeria will have peace – Fayose says. Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says on Thursday that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress is a show of God’s anger on the ruling party. Fayose said the crisis was a price for the role the APC played in impoverishing Nigerians, adding that things would get worse for the party. The former governor ... »

Breaking News in Nigeria this Morning, Thursday 18th of June, 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria this Morning, Thursday 18th of June, 2020

  1. The Federal Government (FG) unveils fresh plans on concession of 10 highways The Federal Government has perfected a plan to concession 10 major highways in the country. The Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, stated this on Wednesday while presenting details of the plan to the National Assembly Joint Committee on Works. He told the lawmakers that the project titled, “Highway Developmen... »

Breaking Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria Today, 17th June 2020

Breaking Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria Today, 17th June 2020

Popular Nigerian actor, Ramsey Nouah has reacted after a lady claimed his production crew refused to pay her for a service she rendered on ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’. On Wednesday, a graphic designer with the Twitter handle (@louisajlo), said she was contracted to work on designs to be used for Nouah’s film in 2018 but was later fired — only for her to discover that her designs were used a... »

Nigeria’s oil export to fall by 50% this year — Fitch Ratings

Nigeria’s oil export to fall by 50% this year — Fitch Ratings

  Fitch Ratings, world’s leading risk analysts, has said that Nigeria’s oil export will record a 50 percent decline by end of this year due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy. Mahmoud Harb, Director, Fixed Sovereign Team, Fitch Ratings, stated this in a webinar on Sovereign Risk in Nigeria, saying that Nigeria’s oil revenue will, consequently, fall by the same... »

COVID-19: AfDB forecast $88.3 billion drop in Africa’s GDP

COVID-19: AfDB forecast $88.3 billion drop in Africa’s GDP

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has projected that the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging economies globally could cause Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to drop by between $22.1billion and $88.3billion. According to the Bank, before the advent of COVID-19, West Africa was home to at least four of the continent’s fastest-growing economies, but has strongly felt the impact of... »

Covid-19 Loan: FGN sends Important Notice to all Nigerians

Covid-19 Loan: FGN sends Important Notice to all Nigerians

  Following the recent complaints from the general public that the FGN through some third parties banks is requesting fund from the successful applicants of the COVID-19 CBN loan. The FG through NIRSAL, Microfinance Bank (NMFB) has sent a general notice to warn applicants not to comply with those fees as it is not from them. Following the recent developments of funds to applicants of the CBN ... »

The Breaking News In Nigeria Today, Tuesday, 16th of June 2020

The Breaking News In Nigeria Today, Tuesday, 16th of June 2020

Below are Breaking News today, Tuesday 16th June 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 573 new Covid-19 infections in the country bringing total number of confirmed cases to 16,658 1. Worship centres to operate at 25 percent capacity in Oyo State The Oyo State Government has warned the citizens, that it will not hesitate to lockdown the state again to prevent the escalati... »

Second wave fears as China reports highest daily number of COVID-19 cases in two months

Second wave fears as China reports highest daily number of COVID-19 cases in two months

  China is carrying out mass testing after a coronavirus outbreak potentially linked to the largest wholesale food market in Beijing where 10,000 people work and that supplies 90% of the city’s fruits and vegetables. On Sunday, China reported 57 confirmed new cases, its highest daily count since April. The deadly virus had been brought largely under control in China through strict lockd... »

Breaking News in Nigeria this morning, Monday 15th of June 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria this morning, Monday 15th of June 2020

Below are breaking News in Nigeria this morning, Monday 15th of June 2020 1. People my husband helped, now hate us – Abacha’s wife says. Maryam, the wife of a former military Head of State, Sani Abacha, has said her husband was betrayed by the people he trusted in Kano. She noted that the loots being attributed to her husband were lies against him, saying time would reveal the truth. T... »

Joe Biden Reached out to George Floyd’s Family

Joe Biden Reached out to George Floyd’s Family

Joe Biden says George Floyd ‘will change the world’ after emotional meeting with his six-year-old daughter and dead man’s family on eve of his funeral Joe Biden sat down with CBS ‘Evening News’ anchor Norah O’Donnell and divulged some details about his Monday meeting with the family of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who was killed on Memorial Day by a w... »

Things has fallen Apart between China and the US

Things has fallen Apart between China and the US

China says coronavirus pushing US ties to brink of ‘Cold War’ China said that its relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War,” fuelled partly by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 350,000 people worldwide and pitched the global economy into a massive downturn. Fresh tensions between Beijing and Washington emerged as virus restrictions continued... »

Cristiano Ronaldo comes fourth in the list of greatest footballers around the world

Cristiano Ronaldo comes fourth in the list of greatest footballers around the world

Cristiano Ronaldo comes fourth in the list of greatest footballers around the world Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players. The 59-year-old World Cup winner is frequently mentioned in the longstanding debate over ‘football’s GOAT’ alongside fellow legend Pele , Messi and Cristia... »

Ronaldo, the fourth man

Ronaldo, the fourth man

Cristiano Ronaldo comes fourth in the list of greatest footballers around the world Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players. The 59-year-old World Cup winner is frequently mentioned in the longstanding debate over ‘football’s GOAT’ alongside fellow legend Pele , Messi and Cristia... »

GEORGE FLOYD: Black People Built America for 400 years; I am Ashamed to be a White Man – Gregg Popovich

GEORGE FLOYD: Black People Built America for 400 years; I am Ashamed to be a White Man – Gregg Popovich

GEORGE FLOYD: Black People Built America for 400 years; I am Ashamed to be a White Man – Gregg Popovich The coach of San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich has bitterly expressed his anger and disgust after watching the nine minutes video of George Floyd’s murder by four Minneapolis Police officers. The popular 71 year old Popovich who is a three – time NBA coach of the year, and has ... »

Does Hazard’s hat-trick show Barcelona and Messi have all to fear?

Does Hazard’s hat-trick show Barcelona and Messi have all to fear?

Does Hazard’s hat-trick show Barcelona and Messi have all to fear? Eden Hazard wasn’t supposed to play again this season. His season was supposed to have ended following the shin fracture he suffered in January and if things had gone to plan, that would have been the case. However, the Coronavirus had other ideas and has now presented the Belgian an opportunity to add some gloss to his first seaso... »

Morning News in Nigeria Today, Monday 8th June, 2020

Morning News in Nigeria Today, Monday 8th June, 2020

Morning News in Nigeria Today, Monday 8th June, 2020 1. Dad will run for 2023 presidency, says Atiku Abubakar’s son Adamu Atiku-Abubakar, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said his father will contest the presidency again in 2023. Atiku’s son said this while presenting the score card of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State as the administration ... »

Today in History: Nigeria’s Most Powerful President Dies of Heart Attack

Today in History: Nigeria’s Most Powerful President Dies of Heart Attack

Today in History: Nigeria’s Most Powerful President Dies of Heart Attack On June 8,1998 which is precisely 22 years ago, Nigerian military ruler, General Sani Abacha was confirmed dead. Born September 20,1943.He was brought up in Kano state but a Kanuri from Borno state by origin. He is regarded as the first and only military leader who never skipped a rank to become a full-star General and ... »

SERAP asks Court of Appeal to order release of asset declarations of Buhari, Osinbajo, others

SERAP asks Court of Appeal to order release of asset declarations of Buhari, Osinbajo, others

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos to set aside a judgment of a Federal High Court and to order public disclosure of asset declaration details submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, governors and their deputies and other politicians since 1999.” ... »

A teen who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a protest is rewarded with a car and a college scholarship

A teen who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a protest is rewarded with a car and a college scholarship

  Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself. He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of... »

A teen who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a protest is rewarded with a car and a college scholarship

A teen who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a protest is rewarded with a car and a college scholarship

  Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself. He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of... »

Astronomers have found a planet like Earth orbiting a star like the sun

Astronomers have found a planet like Earth orbiting a star like the sun

Astronomers have found a planet like Earth orbiting a star like the sun The discovery of the exoplanet KOI-456.04 orbiting the star Kepler-160 suggests we should more aggressively look for habitable planets around sun-like stars. Three thousand light-years from Earth sits Kepler 160, a sun-like star that’s already thought to have three planets in its system. Now researchers think they’ve found a f... »

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare The current Oba Ewuare II of Benin, Edo State, is arguably a reincarnation of his forefathers. Upon his ascension to the throne of his ancestors, His Royal Majesty took the title Oba Ewuare II. This singular act went a significant way towards identifying the path that His Royal Majesty was destined to take in his divine calling of leading the Benin people into the 2... »

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare

  The current Oba Ewuare II of Benin, Edo State, is arguably a reincarnation of his forefathers. Upon his ascension to the throne of his ancestors, His Royal Majesty took the title Oba Ewuare II. This singular act went a significant way towards identifying the path that His Royal Majesty was destined to take in his divine calling of leading the Benin people into the 21st century. The fact tha... »

Traditional Marriage Rites In Nigeria

Traditional Marriage Rites In Nigeria

  In Nigeria, like most African tribes, marriage is more than just the union of two individuals, it is the union of families and their ancestors. This is why you are likely to find similarities in the marriage customs of many tribes. The Yoruba For the Yorubas, the union of man and wife begins with courtship. First, a man identifies a woman he is interested in. Then he asks his friends or a m... »

‘Burn down racism’: global protests spread over George Floyd’s death

‘Burn down racism’: global protests spread over George Floyd’s death

  Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality. The death at police hands of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in the US state of Minnesota has brought tens of thousands out onto the streets during a pandemic that is ebbing in Asia and Euro... »

Trump ‘Remains Healthy’ After Taking Hydroxychloroquine, His Doctor Says

Trump ‘Remains Healthy’ After Taking Hydroxychloroquine, His Doctor Says

  A summary of President Trump’s health reported that he had gained one pound since last year but had seen a decline in his cholesterol levels. WASHINGTON — President Trump’s cardiac health was closely monitored while he took a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine to prevent contracting Covid-19, his physician said on Wednesday, and the president completed the treatment “safely and without s... »

Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms

Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms

  Two prominent studies on the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine that used the same dataset from a company called Surgisphere were retracted on Thursday. One undercut President Trump’s claim that certain antimalarial drugs cure Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus, concluding that the medications in fact were dangerous to patients. The other found that some blood pressure drugs di... »

Football First Billionaire

Football First Billionaire

  Football in recent time has proven to be a lucrative sporting activity and it is paying the players handsomely. I give you the Football First Billionair Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105 million after taxes and fees in the past year despite taking a pay-cut at Juventus, landing him at No. 4 on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, one spot above his top rival in the sport, Lionel Messi, and making him... »

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C

  Paul Okoh, a nutritionist, has warned against the overdose of Vitamin C. The dietary supplement is being used more to boost the immune system against coronavirus. But Okoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Today in Abuja, that overdose could trigger undesirable effects. The expert stated that it was wrong for people to take excess to forestall coronavirus infection. He explained that Vi... »

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C 

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C 

  Paul Okoh, a nutritionist, has warned against the overdose of Vitamin C. The dietary supplement is being used more to boost the immune system against coronavirus. But Okoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Today in Abuja, that overdose could trigger undesirable effects. The expert stated that it was wrong for people to take excess to forestall coronavirus infection. He explained that Vi... »

The Gambari I know

The Gambari I know

  This is not one of those window-dressing pieces that many are used to in this part of the world. It is my humble attempt to call forth some tucked in facets of the persona of the recently appointed Chief of Staff to the President. It is well known that Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari brings on board an intimidating resume that doesn’t need any more unveiling. He not only comes across as a... »

George Floyd, a reflection of global problem

George Floyd, a reflection of global problem

  Eight minutes and 46 seconds was how long Derek Chauvin, a white police officer in Minnesota, Minneapolis kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck while handcuffed on the ground and subsequently killing him as he pleaded, “please, I can’t breathe.” George Floyd was an African-American man who died on May 26, 2020, by the hands of a police officer, while horrified witnesses looked on in utter sh... »

The Top 10 Countries With The Largest Oil Reserve In The World

The Top 10 Countries With The Largest Oil Reserve In The World

  Crude oil is a major souce of income to many countries in the world, the crude oil is an essential source of energy for cars, trucks, buses, air plane, ships etc. The crude oil can be further refined into kerosene, petrol, diesel, gases for energy and electricity. Here are top 10 countries with the largest oil reserve in the world are 10. United State of America The United State have a oil ... »

FG removes fuel price cap, gives marketers freedom to fix price

FG removes fuel price cap, gives marketers freedom to fix price

  The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, has removed the cap on the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, giving marketers freedom to fix price of the commodity and sell above the price stipulated by it. The PPPRA, in a document released, yesterday evening, titled, ‘Market Based Pricing Regime for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Regulations, 2020,’ stated tha... »

The North Korean leader’s younger sister makes new threats

The North Korean leader’s younger sister makes new threats

  The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Yoo-jung today expressed dissatisfaction over the dispersal of North Korean dissidents in South Korea by anti-North Korean flyers across the border, and made new threats that the military agreement between the two Koreas could be canceled . Kim, First Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, issued a statement s... »

Record of virus deaths in Brazil, Mexico spur defence efforts

Record of virus deaths in Brazil, Mexico spur defence efforts

  Brazil and Mexico reported record daily coronavirus death tolls as governments in Latin America battled to fortify defenses against the accelerating pandemic with fresh lockdown orders and curfews. European nations are emerging from months of devastation with some borders re-opening, but South and Central America have become the new hotspots in a crisis that has claimed at least 385,000 liv... »

Yam-palm diet reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes

Yam-palm diet reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes

  A recent study suggests that with return to a yam-and-palm-based diet and the minimisation of wheat gluten and milk lactose, the epidemic of the metabolic syndrome that currently challenges Forest West Africa and her global diaspora would be significantly obviated or remediated. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke ... »

FG approves N78Billion for Rivers government

FG approves N78Billion for Rivers government

  The Federal government has approved the refund of over N78billion to the Rivers State government for the money spent on the construction of federal roads in the State. The N78,953,067,518.29 is said to be for the construction of three Federal roads, including the Port Harcourt-Owerri road and three flyover bridges, including the Obiri-Ikwerre interchange, all in Rivers State. The approval f... »

Rivers State gets 78 Billion Naira from the Federal Government

Rivers State gets 78 Billion Naira from the Federal Government

  The Federal government has approved the refund of over N78billion to the Rivers State government for the money spent on the construction of federal roads in the State. The N78,953,067,518.29 is said to be for the construction of three Federal roads, including the Port Harcourt-Owerri road and three flyover bridges, including the Obiri-Ikwerre interchange, all in Rivers State. The approval f... »

Minnesota Attorney increases charges against Dereck Chauvin, joins three officers

Minnesota Attorney increases charges against Dereck Chauvin, joins three officers

  The Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison has increased the charges against a former Minneapolis police officer who was involved in the killing of an African-American man, George Floyd in the US. Recall that Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old man died on May 25,2020 in the hands of a White police officer in Minneapolis. The officer, Derek Chauvin, who was seen in the viral video with his kne... »

China to allow limited US passenger flights

China to allow limited US passenger flights

  China on Thursday said foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, lifting a de facto ban on US carriers, a day after Washington ordered the suspension of all Chinese travel into and out of the US. The apparent decision to step back by Beijing comes as tensions between the world’s two superpowers are sent soaring by a s... »

Milk collection hits 40,000 litres daily under backward integration plan

Milk collection hits 40,000 litres daily under backward integration plan

  With many producers deploying their backward integration plan programmes, daily milk collection from farmers has hit all-time high record of 40 tons (40,000 litres) in the country. Specifically, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, stated that fresh milk collection in the country through its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) has hit 40,000 litres. The Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, B... »

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS: 812 health workers infected — PTF

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS: 812 health workers infected — PTF

  No fewer than 812 health workers, including 29 staff of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Iheakwazu, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “We have had 812 health workers infected. They are not just numbers. 29 of thes... »

Low oil prices affect capacity of firms to buy 56 marginal fields

Low oil prices affect capacity of firms to buy 56 marginal fields

  Many indigenous oil and gas companies would not be able to buy Nigeria’s 56 new marginal oil fields because of the Coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, which had already compelled operators to slash their 2020 capital budgets. The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, had Monday, put forward the fields for sale in order to generate additional revenue for the government as well as incr... »

Why government’s move against memo leakage may fail, by experts

Why government’s move against memo leakage may fail, by experts

  A current move by the Federal Government to stop the leakage of official communication may not yield the desired result, some experts have noted. Apparently worried about the alleged leakage of official memos, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has decided to come hard against future infractions. Accordingly, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOS), Dr. FolasadeYemi-Esa... »

Sexual and gender-based violence: Hiddem social pandemic under radar of COVID-19 lockdown

Sexual and gender-based violence: Hiddem social pandemic under radar of COVID-19 lockdown

  Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, there has been a spike of domestic and gender-based violence worldwide. Countries with higher GDPs such as Sweden or lower GDPs as Sudan, are not spared the raging havoc left in the wake of COVID-19 across states, cities, towns, and rural areas. Countries with lockdowns, partial or full, are recording spikes in domestic and gende... »

Increased Use Of Antibiotics To Fight COVID-19 Will Lead To More Deaths – WHO

Increased Use Of Antibiotics To Fight COVID-19 Will Lead To More Deaths – WHO

  Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a “worrying number” of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to treat them. Th... »

Edo govt assures student community of thorough investigation into death of Miss Omozuwa

Edo govt assures student community of thorough investigation into death of Miss Omozuwa

  The Edo State Government has assured the parents, relatives and friends of late Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, as well as the student community in Edo State of thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the 100 level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN). Commissioner for Social Development and Gender Issues, Hon. Maria Edeko, gave the assurance when she a... »

NDDC in need of effective cleansing

NDDC in need of effective cleansing

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is seen as one of the most corrupt federal establishments. The common impression is that those appointed to commanding positions in the organisation routinely go there to acquire enough financial “war chest” with which to actualise political ambitions in their states. In recent years, the NDDC, which was set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in ... »

FG inaugurates NPA board, cautions against parallel management

FG inaugurates NPA board, cautions against parallel management

  The Federal Government has inaugurated board members of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) with the charge of ensuring the board to establish a parallel management team to ensure optimum functioning of the nation’s seaport. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, inaugurated members in Abuja, with Akin Anderson Ricketts as the board Chairman. Other members include Mohammed Koko, Onari Br... »

Accounting body, ICC join forces to save SMEs

Accounting body, ICC join forces to save SMEs

  Due to the impact of COVID-19, and challenges many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are currently facing, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Kingdom, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) targeted at ensuring SMEs remain afloat. The MoU sees ACCA joining forces with ICC in its, “Save Our SMEs” (SOS)... »

Executive Order 10: Buhari has stripped govs of emperorship toga – BSO

Executive Order 10: Buhari has stripped govs of emperorship toga – BSO

  The Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, South East zone, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Executive Order 10, 2020, saying it will stop state governors from parading themselves as emperors. The executive order signed by the president on May 20, 2020, guaranteed financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary. In a statement after its virtual meeting, on Sunday, BSO S... »

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 1st June 2020

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 1st June 2020

  12-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped By 11 Men In Jigawa No fewer than eleven people have been arrested by the Jigawa state police command for allegedly gang-raping a twelve years old girl in Dutse, the state capital. According to the spokesman of the state police command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, the police were alerted by after one Alh Zuwai, 57 years old of Ma’ai village in Dutse local government was see... »

Paderborn 1-6 Dortmund: Sancho Scores Hat-Trick And Pays Tribute To George Floyd 

Paderborn 1-6 Dortmund: Sancho Scores Hat-Trick And Pays Tribute To George Floyd 

  Jadon Sancho pays tribute to black man, George Floyd killed by white police officer Jadon Sancho’s return to Borussia Dortmund first team after gaining full fitness saw him bag a hat trick as they defeated strugglers Paderborn. Borussia Dortmund were grateful for Jadon Sancho’s return to full fitness as they defeated strugglers Paderborn. Jadon Sancho marked his return to the Bo... »

Donald Trump Ran And Hid In White House Bunker As Protesters Gathered Outside

Donald Trump Ran And Hid In White House Bunker As Protesters Gathered Outside

Donald Trump Ran And Hid In White House Bunker As Protesters Gathered Outside As protests take violent turn in the US, it has been reported that US President Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker on Friday by Secret Service agents as hundreds of people protesting the death of George Floyd gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades... »

Be prepared to welcome independence of Biafra in no distance future – Nnamdi Kanu

Be prepared to welcome independence of Biafra in no distance future – Nnamdi Kanu

  Having successfully celebrated May 30th Biafra day, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday assured Biafrans and indeed the entire Igbo to be prepared to welcome the sovereignty and independence of Biafra in no distance future. Kanu has been struggling for the actualization of Biafra sovereignty and has been accused by the Nigerian government of committ... »

Trump shelves G7 meeting and moves to increase membership

Trump shelves G7 meeting and moves to increase membership

  President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as he again advocated for the group’s expansion. Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned to Washington from... »

Sudanese Crisis

Sudanese Crisis

Sudan, traced Bashir regime assets ‘tip of iceberg’ Sudanese authorities have begun to recover billions of dollars of real estate illegally amassed by deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir’s regime, but other assets will be difficult to seize, experts say. “Initial estimates indicate that the real estate and properties owned by the former regime… range (in value) from $3.5 to $4 billion,” sa... »

Sudan, traced Bashir regime assets ‘tip of iceberg’

Sudan, traced Bashir regime assets ‘tip of iceberg’

  Sudanese authorities have begun to recover billions of dollars of real estate illegally amassed by deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir’s regime, but other assets will be difficult to seize, experts say. “Initial estimates indicate that the real estate and properties owned by the former regime… range (in value) from $3.5 to $4 billion,” said Salah Manaa, a spokesman for a committee tasked with f... »