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Former Minister, Jummai Alhassan dies in Egypt

Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, former Federal Minister of Women Affairs and the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General...
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Former Minister, Jummai Alhassan dies in Egypt

Niger Govt Bans Horse Riding During Festivals

  The Niger State Government has banned the traditional horse riding during festivals and ceremonies. The Secretary to the State...
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Reps probe N2bn Safe School Initiative Fund

House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to investigate the utilisation of over N2 billion released for the Safe School Initiative as...
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Reps probe N2bn Safe School Initiative Fund

Don’t be daunted, Falana charges media

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has charged media professionals not to be daunted in the course of discharging their constitutional...
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Don’t be daunted, Falana charges media

CBN extends ‘Naira 4 dollar scheme’ indefinitely

Just two days to the end of payment of N5 bonus for every $1 diaspora remittances, otherwise known as Naira...
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CBN extends ‘Naira 4 dollar scheme’ indefinitely

Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said the unity of the country must not be compromised in anyway.   He said...
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Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised –Osinbajo

Save Nigeria from disintegration –Wike

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on nationalists ands those who believe in the indivisibility of Nigeria to rise and...
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Save Nigeria from disintegration –Wike

Residents desert streets over military shootings in Imo community

Some communities in Orlu, Imo State, were gripped by fear, yesterday, as military men at checkpoints shot sporadically for several...
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Residents desert streets over military shootings in Imo community

Barcelona holds talks with Aguero

Barcelona have held a round of talks with departing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.   Sky Sports says Barca chiefs...
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Barcelona holds talks with Aguero

Buhari suspends Hadiza Usman as NPA MD

  The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the suspension of the Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza...
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Buhari suspends Hadiza Usman as NPA MD
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  • Former Minister, Jummai Alhassan dies in Egypt

    Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, former Federal Minister of Women Affairs and the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, is dead. A reliable source  from the family told iBabanaija that she died on Friday at a Cairo hospital, Egypt after an illness. Jummai Alhassan was popularly known as Mama Taraba and...
  • Niger Govt Bans Horse Riding During Festivals

      The Niger State Government has banned the traditional horse riding during festivals and ceremonies. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, disclosed that the decision to ban the traditional horse riding followed several complaints on some unscrupulous elements hiding under these celebrations to wreak havoc and carry out nefarious activities on law-abiding citizens. Matane...
  • Reps probe N2bn Safe School Initiative Fund

    House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to investigate the utilisation of over N2 billion released for the Safe School Initiative as well as donations from countries and organisations for the scheme.   The House mandated its committee on Basic Education and Services to undertake the probe and report back in six weeks for further legislative actions.   The Green Chamber,...

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The heat is on! 8 unsung acts seeking to win the coveted performance slot on music’s biggest night at the 8th edition of the VGMA Unsung. Having emerged as nominees from 11,000+ nominations on social media, these talented artistes are …
Following the Early Access auditions in March, plans have now been concluded for an open audition call for Big Brother Naija season 6 from Monday, May 3 till Sunday, May 16, 2021. Interested participants are expected to record a two-minute …
Do you remember Nakeeyat? She is the young talented poet who took Ghana by storm with her appearance and eventual win in the TV3 Talented kids season 10 show. Her popularity among Ghanaians shows how far she has come since …
Isyaku Baba (born 11 March 2000), also known as iBabanaija, is a Nigerian PR Expert, blogger, media personality, and writer. He is the founder and the chief executive officer of iBabanaija Blog, Nigeria’s leading online news and information platform that …
Grammy nominated, multi award-winning Ghanaian Afro Dancehall and Reggae superstar, Stonebwoy, has teamed up with activist rapper, Vic Mensa, on new anthemic song BLESSING.   As the title suggests, BLESSING speaks to manifesting blessings in one’s life, and is the …
After four weeks of auditions, Nigerian Idol theatre began with the 68 lucky contestants battling it out for a chance to become the next Nigerian Idol. Last night, the contestants were paired into groups to see who would showcase real …
On April 3rd 2021, the big announcement of the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominees was made across traditional and new media platforms. From a 1000+ entries, 100+ nominees made the cut in 29 categories. With each nominee seeking to …
The IG comedian is alleged to have been involved in ‘Bitcoin scam.’ Popular Instagram comedian and social media influencer Nwagbo Oliver Chidera also known as Pankeeroy, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and …
  A Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has called out the inadequacies of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC). In a post he made on his official Instagram handle, he called out the agency for mismanaging …
Lifestyle
Happy Ramadan to all our Readers and everyone out there… We pray that the divinity of this holy month erase all the sinful thoughts off your mind and fill it with a sense of purity and gratitude towards Allah.   …
National Association of Nupe Students (NANUS), National Headquarters (NHQs). The Convention Planning Committee (CPC) hereby inform the general public and interested individual who are willing to aspire for any post that the form will be ready for sale starting from …
Emirates is making travel to Dubai even sweeter in 2021 with the return of My Emirates Pass – an exclusive offer that turns the Emirates boarding pass into a membership card giving customers deals and discounts in over 450 restaurants, …
The award night was a memorable one to be remembered. Dija’s Event Center at MI Wushishi Estate Minna was graced by hundreds of beautiful faces, as more than 100 Football lovers  were present in the award night ceremony. Many high …
Shehu Suleiman Inga Football Club (SSI FC), a basic-level football team in the coast of minna is here with an award night ceremony and end of the year football match, first of its kind. The event is to commemorate with …
A Muslim woman has expressed her happiness and excitement after her husband married a second wife. Safa, who is based in New Jersey, took to Twitter on Saturday, December 19, to share the good news, praying for Allah’s protection for …
The Tigray Region is the northernmost region of Ethiopia. Tigray is the homeland of the Tigrayan, Irob and Kunama peoples. Tigray is also known as Region 1 according to the federal constitution. Its capital and largest city is Mekelle. (Wikipedia) …
Ghanaian modeling Agency BT Models are part of this year’s International Fashion Week Dubai. The fashion week is being held from 12th November to 14th November at the Hotel Sofitel Dubai the Palms. Ghana is being represented on the runway …
In a fight to revive a rare cultural heritage and heal a nation scarred by conflict a Central African Republic band and dancers are trying to revamp the country’s traditional music and dance style – known as “Motenguene”. Its name …
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  • Cryptocurrencies breed illegal activities, raise risks – CBN

    The Central Bank of Nigeria has said cryptocurrencies promote illegal activities and raise risks , among other reasons . It said this on Sunday in a statement regarding various comments and reactions following its recent reminder to Deposit Money Banks to desist from transacting in/ and with entities dealing in cryptocurrencies. The CBN stated , “ The recent...
  • Petrol price may hit N190 as oil nears $60

    Marketers have said with the current realities in the global crude oil markets, the price of Premium Motor Spirit ( petrol ) in Nigeria should be between N 185 and N 200 per litre , unless the government wants to subsidise the product , ’ FEMI ASU reports The upturn in global oil prices last week...
  • Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest person for 10-years straight

    Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest person for the tenth time in a row, according to the 2021 Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List released on Friday January 22. Forbes stated that the president/CEO of Dangote Group is now worth $12.1 billion, up by $2 billion from last year’s list following a 30% rise in the share...
  • PAN To Begin 2-shifts vehicle production lines in 6 months-MD

    The new management of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), has said that, it will in the next six months, commence two shifts of its vehicle production lines. Acting Managing Director of PAN, Ms. Taiwo Oluleye, who disclosed this during the graduation of 2019/2020 Batch trainees of Modern Auto Maintenance Techniques at the PAN Learning Centre, said the...
  • BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala set to lead WTO______ Report

    Nigeria ’s Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala is set to become the new director - general of the World Trade Organisation . According to Reuters , a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo -Iweala to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday , clearing a path for her to become the first woman and African to head the...
  • BREAKING: Nigeria’s inflation rate hits 13.7%, highest in 30 months.

    Nigeria’s inflation rose to 13.7 per cent in September, hitting its highest level since its 13.34 per cent rate of March 2018 . The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its Consumer Price Index report for September on Thursday . Part of the report read , “The consumer price index which measures inflation increased by 13...
  • Okonjo-Iweala makes final two in WTO race.

    World Trade Organization, WTO, members have selected two final candidates – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee – to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, Bloomberg has reported. By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the...
  • Discos obey NERC, begin 14-day tariff hike suspension.

    Some power distribution companies are beginning to comply with the order of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission by suspending the September 1 , 2020 tariff increase . On Tuesday night , NERC issued an order suspending the hike in electricity tariffs for 14 days . Labour unions and the Federal Government had reached a truce on Sunday...
  • NIGER TO CUT WATER SUPPLY TO ARMY BARRACKS OVER N700M UNPAID BILLS

     Niger government has threatened to stop water supply to the Army Barracks in Minna over unpaid bills amounting to over N700 million. It is total debts for water supply owed by the army, police, DSS and other agencies. The state commissioner for Water Resources, Yusuf Suleiman said this during a media round-table in Minna when he got...
Sports
Barcelona have held a round of talks with departing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.   Sky Sports says Barca chiefs have been in touch with representatives of the 32-year-old over a move which could see him link up with international …
Barcelona are reportedly weighing up a possible move for Wilfred Ndidi, who is valued at around €50 million by Premier League club Leicester City.   According to a report by Spanish outlet, El Gol Digital, Ndidi is the subject of …
Sergio Aguero has insisted he is ready to play a part in Manchester City’s quest to reach a first Champions League final. The club record goalscorer netted in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace to score for just the second …
Premier League giants, Manchester United have penciled down Wilfried Ndidi and two others as potential replacements for Paul Pogba, with the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford in severe doubt.   Pogba’s current deal with the Red Devils is due to …
Neymar has called upon the whole of Paris to get behind PSG when they travel to Manchester for their Champions League semi-final second leg with Man City.   PSG trail 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc Des Princes …
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta could be sacked 10 games into next season if a summer overhaul fails to deliver results, talkSPORT have been told.   The Gunners are having one of their worst campaigns in Premier League history and are …
The scenes were sparked by the failed European Super League proposals, and turned ugly on Sunday afternoon ahead of the Premier League fixture Manchester United fans broke into Old Trafford and stormed the pitch in extraordinary scenes ahead of their Premier League …
Despite the refusal of the Polish Embassy in Nigeria to issue entry visa to Nigeria’s contingent to the World Relays starting on Saturday in Silesia, Poland, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria …
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has hinted readiness to inspire his side, Napoli to the next UEFA Champions League campaign.   The Naples most expensive asset, on Monday night continued his good run of form for the Ganero Gatuso tutored …
Tech
WhatsApp users are under another malicious attack by perpetrators of nefarious activities online. The most recent threat comes through a link being shared on the chat platform that can let hackers gain access to users’ devices.   The new threat …
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appealed to Nigerians to verify their desired mobile devices to ascertain if they are type-approved before purchase.   The NCC said they could make this confirmation on the commission’s website before payment for a …
Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have begun to implement full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE. Emirates customers who have undertaken a PCR test in Dubai can …
Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, and B Medical Systems S.à r.l, have announced that the vehicle with a dedicated refrigerator for transporting vaccines at the appropriate temperatures developed jointly by the three companies, has met the relevant standards set …
Beware a newly discovered malicious app that pretends to update your phone but, in reality, is just a giant spyware application that can steal pretty much all your data while also monitoring your movements and online search history. Simply called …
Three new lifeforms have been discovered in different locations on the International Space Station (ISS), potentially offering researchers a new way to grow food in space. American and Indian scientists have examined four bacterial strains from the station and found …
Samsung Electronics topped the global TV market for the 15th consecutive year, according to market research firm, Omdia. Newly released data published on February 23 notes that Samsung Electronics recorded 31.8% in global TV market share by revenue in Q4 …
Huawei has unveiled a revamped foldable smartphone, which it says has a much smaller internal gap when closed than that of its main rival Samsung. The Mate X2 marks a major redesign for the Chinese firm. When shut, the large …
Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, …

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Interviews
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello spoke with reporters in Abuja, shortly after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in his state. Correspondent BOLAJI OGUNDELE was there.   WHAT is your assessment of the security situation in Niger State? The …
Abdullahi Dogo (30), Suleiman Abubakar (50), Babuga Mamman (42), and Abubakar Abdullahi (31), of Sabon Pegi village in the Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State were recently apprehended by the state police command for allegedly being in possession of …
The Federal Government has directed civil servants on Grade Level 10 and below to resume duty with effect from Monday . It, however , said no worker would be allowed entry into any government offices without face masks . The …
Pelumi Keshinro also known as @ayam_pikoh_official is one of the young talents currently rocking the Nigerian Entertainment industry. She is a Comedienne, actor, content creator and a social media influencer who hails from Ogun State, Ijebu Ode precisely. Though, she …
Usman Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is the 60-year-old son of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He retired from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency in 2018 and is currently a farmer and businessman. In this …
Gloria Chinwe Chubuike speaks about her passion for the fight against malaria on plus TV #TeaTime show. Gloria Chibuike is the founder and CEO of Chinwe Chibuike Foundation, an international non-profit organization that leverage across Abia and other states in …
Precious Ikeakhe is a famous entrepreneur, political analyst, youth advocate and the managing director of Nigerian bottle water company, Frost Water. In an interactive session with Vanguard he mentioned how he is driven about the betterment of Nigerian politics and …
Gloria Chinwe Chubuike, Nigeria philanthropist, age 24, the president chinwe Chibuike Foundation and youth counsellor was live on plus TV where she spoke about  maximizing youth demography in Nigeria. When asked about the future of Nigerian youths, are they still …
Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, described the amended 6th Broadcasting Code by the National Broadcasting Commission as a war by the government on arts and its producers. The NBC had reviewed some parts of the broadcasting code, which affect content …
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