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Euro 2024: Man Utd legend criticizes Southgate after England’s latest game

Manchester United Legend, Roy Keane has criticised England manager Gareth Southgate following the Three Lions’ Euro 2024 draw against Denmark on Thursday. Keane insisted that Southgate made a huge gamble by playing Liverpool full-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield against Denmark. The match between England and Denmark ended in a 1-1 draw after full-time. “When you have been taken off in...

Obaseki to Begin Electronic Signing of C-of-Os

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) is the only document he still signs manually as the state’s chief executive, noting that plans have been concluded to begin electronic signing of the title document. Obaseki, who disclosed this when he spoke with journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital, reaffirmed his government’s...

Four Persons Killed in Ekiti within 48 Hours

Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti  Less than 48 hours, four persons have been gunned down in Ado-Ekiti by unidentified assailants. A union executive of commercial motorcyclists was killed by gunmen at Okesha area of Ado Ekiti earlier on Monday in broad daylight. On Thursday morning, a Point of Sale (POS) operator identified as Alfa was shot around specialist Hospital, Ado Ekiti,  while...

US lawmakers visit detained Binance executive, Gambaryan, in Nigerian prison; push for his release

Two US Members of Congress; Representatives French Hill (Arkansas, Republican) and Chrissy Houlahan (Pennsylvania; Democrat) have visited detained American citizen Tigran Gambaryan at the Kuje Detention facility. The lawmakers who undertook the visit on June 19th 2024 later posted a video on social media calling for his release. Hill gave the account of the visit on his X page on...

Nasarawa: Gunmen abduct traditional title holder in Lafia

A group of unidentified kidnappers have allegedly abducted a traditional title holder in Shabu, a border town on the outskirts of the Lafia metropolis. Alhaji Musa Shuaibu, Madakin Shabu was kidnapped around 08:00 pm on Thursday. The incident has left residents in turmoil as his abductors were said to have shot sporadically into the air during the criminal operation, creating...

Watch out for cancer signs in children, doctor urges parents

A Consultant Paediatric haemato-oncologist, Dr Magdalene Odunvbun, has urged parents and guardians to watch out for early signs of cancer in children and seek prompt medical examination and treatment. Odunvbun, a paediatrician at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, gave the advice on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin. Read More

Gusau airport to be completed within 30 months – Gov. Lawal

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara has disclosed that the Gusau international airport will be completed within 30 months. The governor disclosed this during the official lunch of the construction work at the airport by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, on Thursday. A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Idris, said the […] The post Gusau airport...

Elderly: NSCC commits to inter-generational networking

The National Senior Citizen Centre (NSCC), has restated its commitment to boosting inter-generational networking to enhance justice, safety and well-being of older persons in the country. Its Director-General, Dr Emem Omokaro, pledged the commitment at the intergenerational networking event on ‘Elder Justice Advocacy’ in Abuja on Friday. The event, with the theme: “Building National Youth Support Network for Senior Citizens”,...

Nasarawa Gov Directs Payment of Medical Allowance for Monarchs

. Clamps down on illegal mining companies Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, yesterday directed for the immediate payment of the annual medical allowances for the Year 2024 to traditional rulers across the state. This is just as state government has commenced a clampdown on illegal mining companies who are putting the safety of the state...

Cowboy Cater changed my life – Shaboozey

Nigerian American musician, Collins Obinna Chibueze popularly known as “Shaboozey, has revealed how the Cowboy Cater Album changed his life. The singer, who was featured on the Cowboy Cater Album By Beyonce in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, disclosed how his career transformed and gained popularity in the music scene, with the release of the Cater Album. Shaboozey’s third...

Don’t Neglect Work for Church, Nigeria Pastor Advises Christians

A cleric, Bayo Oluwayemi, of Wonders Chapel has advised worshippers in his church and other Christians to stop wasting economic hours in church, stating that God is not wicked. The pastor, in a video that has since gone viral, can be heard telling members to work on their current economic challenges by taking their work and business seriously rather than...

Actor Kenneth Okonkwo hints at returning to APC, says Labour Party has not impressed him

Popular Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has hinted at returning to the All Progressive Congress (APC) after declaring that the Labour Party (LP) has not impressed him. The veteran thespian turned politician who gave the hint in a recent interview said that he does not rule out going back to anything because change is constant. He noted that the Labour Party...

ANALYSIS: How Nigeria can become green industrial powerhouse

By Salif Atojoko, NAN — The terminology ‘Green industrial economy’ does not resonate with many Nigerians, particularly because the country presently, at best, is a green industrial upstart. The country is confronted with a myriad of climate-related challenges, stemming from the encroachment of rising sea levels on coastal regions to devastating floods impacting agriculture and […] The post ANALYSIS: How...

Edo/Ondo polls: INEC warns parties on misuse of incumbency power, others

Ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, the Independent National Electoral Commission has issued a stern reminder to political parties and candidates about the legal requirements for equitable access to public facilities. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun issued the reminder in a statement Read More

NDLEA seizes 4,732kg of hard drugs in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has confiscated 4,732.128 kilograms of hard drugs. The illicit drugs, seized from across the state within the past year, include Cannabis sativa or Indian hemp; Methamphetamine, which goes by the street name Ice; Cocaine; Tramadol; Exol-5; Diazepam tablets; Codeine-based syrup; Rohypnol tablet; and Pentazocine injection. Addressing newsmen in...

Denmark’s male footballers refuse salary rise to secure equal pay for women

Denmark’s male footballers have refused a salary increase for playing for the national side to gain their female counterparts equal basic pay, the players’ union said on Friday. “The men’s team chose not to ask for a salary increase … to improve the conditions of the women’s team,” union spokesperson Magnus Hviid told AFP. He Read More

‘I almost lost my life’ – Singer Crayon

Nigerian singer, Charles Chibuezechukwu, popularly known as Crayon, has recounted his struggle with public acceptance and health issues. Appearing on a recent episode of ‘Drip Check,’ the singer disclosed that he battled depression in 2020 due to a lack of public acceptance despite releasing songs back-to-back. The Mavin artist also recalled how he almost lost his life in 2022. Crayon...

Cross River IGR hits N32bn – Revenue Service Chairman

Chairman of the Cross River State Internal Revenue Services, IRS, Prince Edwin Okon, on Friday, said the state’s internally generated revenue has increased to ₦32.4 billion as of the end of May 2024. Prince Okon disclosed this in Calabar while delivering a speech to mark his one year in office. He expressed optimism that the state’s revenue potential can generate...

More roads will receive attention as we get more funds – FERMA

The Federal Road Emergency Road Maintenance Agency assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s plans to repair damaged federal roads in the country. The Federal Road Maintenance Engineer in charge of Abia State, Festus Okafor, who conducted newsmen round the affected roads on Thursday, said the move was to make federal roads in the state passable Read More

Euro 2024: Carragher urges Southgate to sacrifice, drop two England players

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has urged England manager Gareth Southgate to ‘sacrifice’ both Phil Foden and Trent Alexander-Arnold for the Three Lions’ final group game against Slovenia at Euro 2024. This comes after England struggled to play a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday. England will now face Slovenia in their last match in Group C on Tuesday. They currently...

Ogun doctors threaten strike over poor working conditions

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ogun chapter, says it will go on strike over poor working conditions at the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued to the state government. The association’s chairman, Dr Kunle Ashimi, said at a news conference in Abeokuta on Friday that the ultimatum, issued on June 7, would expire on Thursday. According to Ashimi, members will...

Argentine president’s first Germany visit scaled back

Javier Milei’s inaugural visit as Argentine president to Germany at the weekend has been scaled back, with military honours and a press conference cancelled, Berlin said Friday. German officials announced details of the event last week, describing Argentina as “one of Germany’s most important economic partners in Latin America”. But it has now been changed to a “very short working...

Gombe man in court for obstructing EFCC investigation, tearing documents

Credit/ EFCC on X The Gombe Zonal Directorate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on June 11, 2024, arraigned one Usman Mallam for allegedly tearing the Commission’s official Investigation Activities’ letters. In a statement by the EFCC, Mallam, a desk officer in charge of responding to official correspondences in the office of the Secretary to the State Government...

PIND: Why We Trained Youths on Conflict Management in N’Delta

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has said that the reason for the intensive training for youths in the Niger Delta held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was to tackle and ensure the reduction of criminality and other forms of violence across communities in the region. The training was organised by PIND...

Fidelity Bank opens N127.1bn combined rights, public offer

Board/Management team of Fidelity Bank and NGX at the Bank’s Facts Behind The Combined Offers presented to capital market stakeholders on Tuesday in Lagos. Lagos, June 20, 2024 (NAN) Fidelity Bank Plc, on Thursday, opened application list for its rights issue and public offer by way of combined subscription, totalling N127.1 billion, to meet the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s)...

Kogi poll: Ajaka insists on stolen mandate, appeals tribunal verdict

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the November 11, 2023, Kogi State governorship election, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, and his party have gone to the Court of Appeal, Abuja to challenge the judgement of the State Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed Ahmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the elected governor of the state....

Osun food security committee submits report to Governor Adeleke

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has received the report of the food security committee constituted to proffer solutions to challenges in the sector, including farm security, food pricing and availability as well as widening operation support and environment for farmers in the state. This was made known in a statement issued by Governor Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Friday...

Electricity tariff hike: KEDCO drags MAN to court over N5.3bn monthly losses

The Kano Electricity Distribution company, KEDCO has dragged the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over unlawful interference with its business, causing N5.3 billion monthly loss. KEDCO disclosed this in a statement on Friday by its, Head of Corporate Communications, Sani Bala Sani. Following the approval by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission...

Group Creates Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene

Ayodeji Ake  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Clina-Lancet Laboratories has taken a menstrual hygiene campaign to school to prevent the girl-child from infections and other health-related issues.  Speaking recently at the distribution of free sanitary pads to female students of Queens College, Lagos, tagged: ‘Pad Up A Girl’, the Managing Director of Clina-Lancet, Dr. Olayemi Dawodu, expressed...

Troops Nab Mastermind of Terrorist Attack on Villages in Taraba

Wole Ayodele in Jalingo  Troops of the 6 Brigade, Nigerian Army Sector 3 Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have arrested the mastermind of the terrorist attack on Mararaban Azagawa village in which five people were killed and several others injured. The terrorists had launched a deadly attack on Mararaban Azagawa village and the adjoining Allele village in Maihula area of Bali Local...

NigComSat, firm boost rural telecom connectivity

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd has announced a partnership with INFRATEL AFRICA, a leading telecom infrastructure service provider, to improve rural connectivity and bridge the digital divide in the country. NigComSat disclosed this in a statement signed by its Assistant General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Aisha Bantam, on Thursday. According to the agreement, NigComSat will Read More

Armed robbers invade Delta varsity

Academic activities at Western Delta University, Oghara, in Delta State, were momentarily disrupted on Thursday following the invasion of suspected armed robbers into the university campus. PUNCH Metro gathered that the hoodlums gained entry through an unfenced perimeter at the rear of the campus, intending to rob students. Students, upon sensing danger, quickly raised the Read More

U-17 WWC: Flamingos to know group opponents Saturday

Nigeria’s Flamingos will know their group opponents at the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Saturday. The draw, according to information available on FIFA’s website, will hold at the Frey Antón de Montecinos monument in Dominican Republic. The draw ceremony will be anchored by Avelino Cuadra, a journalist, football commentator and content creator. FIFA’s director of tournaments, Jaime Yarza,...

Israel bombs Gaza as fears grow of wider war

Israel bombed Gaza on Friday as exchanges of fire and threats over the Lebanon border raised fears of wider war. Five municipal workers died “during an Israeli bombing” of a garage in Gaza City, said Mahmud Basal, spokesman for the civil defence agency in the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory. In southern Gaza, AFPTV captured an overnight strike on a residential district...

Ado Bayero Mall Reopens after Fire Incident

Ado Bayero Mall has announced the complete restoration of its operations, with tenants resuming their business activities without interruption after a fire incident. A sudden midday fire outbreak had on Wednesday ravaged a section of the Ado Bayero Mall, formally occupied by Game Stores, on Zoo Road in Kano. However, in a statement signed by Ike Okeke, on behalf of...

Three in court over alleged possession of explosives in Ekiti

Three men, Adamu Abdullahi, 46, Haruna Musa, 57, and Sanni Garba, 26, were, on Friday, arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of explosives. The defendants, of unknown addresses, are facing a charge of possession of explosives. The police prosecutor, Insp Akinwale Oriyomi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 5, in Ado-Ekiti....

AfDB, WFP help Sudan boost wheat production by 70%

The African Development Bank and World Food Programme have stated that wheat production in Sudan rose by 70 per cent amid soaring hunger in the country. According to a statement posted on its website on Thursday to unveil an emergency wheat production project in Sudan financed by the AfDB and executed by the United Nations Read More

‘I’m no longer motivated by charts, sales’ – Beyoncé

American superstar Beyoncé has said she is no longer motivated by charts and commercial success. The 42-year-old singer said “growth” has changed her perspective on musical success. The pop star, who recently went out of her way by releasing a country music album ‘Cowboy Carter,’ said she was grateful for the “extraordinary success” of the new album, adding that it...

Fake money doubler allegedly murders victim after collecting car, tricycle, other items

Aliyu Yakubu, a 36-year-old man from Adamawa State, has confessed to murdering his client, identified as Bassey Isah. Aliyu told the police that he promised Bassey to print Naira notes and make him rich overnight. He succeeded in collecting valuable items from Bassey in the process. The items he collected at various times include three bags of maize, a Toyota...

Kwara: Gov AbdulRazaq effects minor cabinet reshuffle

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, has effected a minor cabinet reshuffle involving four commissioners. Those affected are the Commissioner for Social Development, Afolashade Justina, who moves to Women Affairs; and the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Bosede Olaitan Buraimoh, who switches to Social Development. Commissioner for Youth Development Nafisat Buge, moves to the Ministry of Environment, whose Commissioner, Shehu Ndanusa...

Peter Obi laments persistent poverty, insecurity, poor education in Nigeria

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has lamented the absence of visionary leadership in Nigeria, citing the country’s persistent struggles with poverty, insecurity, hunger, poor education, and infrastructure challenges. Obi, in a statement on Friday, lamented that Nigeria has become the “poverty capital of the world,” with widespread insecurity, hunger, and poor education quality, resulting in...

Reps Rivers caucus urges disciplinary action against G60 leader

The Rivers State Caucus of the House of Representatives has called on the leadership of the lower legislative chamber to take punitive measures against their colleagues of the G60, led by Mr Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, over the alleged breach of their privileges. The caucus, led by Mr. Dumnamene Dekor, in a statement on Friday, claimed that Ugochinyere’s actions outside of...

$550 Million investment in Ubeta Field Development Project to boost Nigeria’s domestic gas supply

Nigeria, a leading oil producing nation has struggled to attract the right investments to scale its oil and gas industry, despite having the largest gas reserve base in Africa. This is a major economic challenge, especially as the petroleum sector account for about 90% of the nation’s forex earnings and significant contributor to government income though it only contributes about...

Lagos seizes 40 vehicles over illegal garages, obstruction

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has seized 25 commercial and 15 private vehicles running illegal garages and causing road obstructions in Oyingbo, Ijora and Idumota areas. This was disclosed in a post on LASTMA’s, X handle on Friday, June 21. According to LASTMA, the operation targeted illegal garages, causing traffic issues in Oyingbo, Ijora, and Idumota areas. The...

TCN announces outage in Nasarawa over maintenance

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has announced an electricity outage in parts of Nasarawa State due to maintenance of its facility. Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager of Public Affairs at TCN disclosed this in a statement on Friday. TCN stressed that the outage was because of annual preventive maintenance at its 40MVA Transformer at Akwanga Transmission Substation. The maintenance...

Victony’s New Album ‘Stubborn’ Tops Nigeria’s Apple Music Album Chart

Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter, Victony, has achieved a significant feat with his new album, Stubborn. The album has swiftly climbed up the Nigeria Apple Music Album Chart to reach Number 1. Victony’s path to this achievement began with his 2017 hip-hop mixtape, The Outlaw King. Over the years, he has consistently built a loyal fan base with EPs like...

Katsina PDP crisis deepens as CTC accuses faction of collaborating with APC to destroy party

The Katsina State Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Committee has shed light on a deepening rift threatening to overshadow the party’s efforts to consolidate ahead of crucial political engagements in the state. The spokesperson for the caretaker committee, Lawal Audi Yar’adua, addressed the media to clarify recent controversies raised by a faction of the party. He refuted what he termed “misleading...

Cholera: Kano govt issues safety measures for residents

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a resurgence of cholera cases across countries in Africa, East Asia, America, Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean region. The post Cholera: Kano govt issues safety measures for residents appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Rema, Shallipopi Release New Music ‘Benin Boys’

Nigerian musicians Rema and Shallipopi have released a new song titled Benin Boys. This was shared by Rema on his ‘X’ page, scheduled for midnight. Rema, who recently participated in Paris Fashion Week, teamed up with fellow Benin indigene Shallipopi in what seems to be paying homage to their roots. The track connects the duo to Benin City and their...

One dead, 200 injured in Kenya tax protests

A man died on the sidelines of mass demonstrations against proposed tax hikes in the Kenyan capital, police said Friday, with the mounting protest a day earlier also leaving 200 people injured. A police watchdog said it was investigating allegations that the man was shot by police after Thursday’s demonstrations in Nairobi, the second this Read More

Ojude Oba Festival fosters unity, economic growth – Ladi Balogun

The annual Ojude Oba Festival, a vibrant celebration of Ijebu culture and tradition, recently concluded with great success. The festival attracted thousands of participants and visitors who showcased elaborate traditional attires, captivating dances, music, and impressive equestrian displays. The festival showed how cultural traditions can drive economic growth by empowering local businesses, service providers, artists, and artisans from Ogun, Lagos...

Kwara Gov Advocates More Appreciation for Nigerian Army

• AbdulRazaq hails Army’s support for internal security Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has advocated more appreciation for the sacrifices of the security agencies, including the Nigerian Army.  He said the military has played important roles to support civilian authorities at all times, including at a time when the country was under intense pressure from hostile non-state actors. A statement...

Police nab 2 over alleged murder, fraud in Adamawa

Adamawa Police Command has arrested two men over alleged murder and fraud. The command’s Spokesperson, Mr Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed their arrest in a statement issued in Yola on Friday. Nguroje said, one of the suspects, a 31-year-old Mali Bori, was arrested for allegedly firing and killing two men, Emmanuel Shehu and Almond Shehu, both residents of Bori village, Koma District...

Police arraign three men caught with explosives in Ekiti

The police said the defendants had in their possession three cartridges of 32mm, a detonating cord and firing cables. The post Police arraign three men caught with explosives in Ekiti appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Female politicians seek more representation in Kwara

Female political aspirants in Kwara State and members of a civil society group under the auspices of the Women Political Participation (WPP) programme have urged the implementation of 35 per cent affirmative action for female politicians in elective public service positions in Nigeria as contained in the extant National Gender Policy (NGP). They spoke on Thursday at a one-day workshop...

Transfer: Lazio set to hijack Chelsea move for Nigerian youngster

Serie A club, Lazio is interested in Chelsea target, Hafiz Umar Ibrahim. Ibrahim impressed while on trial at Chelsea in March. The Blues, according to London World are keen to sign the striker but have not been able to agree a fee with his club, Ojodu City. That has left the door open for Lazio, who have been monitoring the...

Edo, Ondo Guber: Don’t Deny Opposition Parties Access to Public Facilities, INEC Warns Ruling Party 

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Ahead of the Ondo and Edo States’ gubernatorial elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned the ruling party in the states against the use of the power of incumbency to deny opposition parties and candidates access to public facilities for rallies and other campaign activities. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman,  Information and Voter...

Rise in gas flaring hurting climate change efforts, World Bank warns

The amount of gas flared worldwide in 2023 rose by nine billion cubic meters to 148 bcm, its highest level since 2019, a World Bank report has said. This is contained in a statement by the World Bank, on its new satellite data on Global Flaring and Methane Reduction (GFMR) Partnership, a copy of which Read More

Lagos Cholera death toll rises to 24

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said the cholera death toll has risen to 24. Abayomi disclosed this in a post on his Instagram handle on Friday. He also has confirmed 35 cases out of the 417 suspected cases across 20 Local Government Areas in the state. The Commissioner said the situation Read More

LASTMA cracks down on illegal parks, impounds 40 vehicles

“The impounding of the vehicles in these areas was a decisive move by LASTMA to restore order and ensure the free flow of traffic,” Mr Adebayo said. The post LASTMA cracks down on illegal parks, impounds 40 vehicles appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Yahaya Bello hiding in Kogi Government House – PDP chieftain, Usman Okai alleges

The House of Representatives candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency in the 2023 elections, Austin Okai, has claimed that immediate past Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, is currently hiding in the state government house, Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had in April declared Bello wanted. This followed the inability of the former...

FG constitutes committee to promote wildlife in airports

The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee on wildlife in major airports as part of the Renewed Hope Agenda for the preservation and promotion of the country’s rich natural heritage. Minister of State for Environment, Dr Iziaq Salako, who inaugurated the body in Abuja, said the inter-ministerial committee would work towards bringing Nigeria’s iconic landscape to all major public places...

Lagos hosts African forum on air pollution

The air quality stakeholders in Africa will convene in Lagos for a five-day CLEAN-Air forum to discuss the pressing issue of air pollution in the continent. The forum is expected to attract over 300 participants from over 40 cities in 40 countries. This is contained in a statement signed by Dr Rose Alani, Lead, University of Lagos Air Quality Monitoring...

Experts to Explore Solutions for Universal Health Coverage at PSHAN Conference

Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) has announced a two-day event for the 2024 PSHAN Annual Conference. The physical conference is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2024, in Victoria Island, Lagos, and the virtual conference on Thursday, June 27, 2024. PSHAN said in a statement that  this year’s theme, “Harnessing Private Sector Solutions for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria’s Evolving...

Nigeria’s debt stock hits N121 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) also gave reasons for Nigeria’s debt stock surge. The post Nigeria’s debt stock hits N121 trillion appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

One shot dead in Nairobi as mass protest hits Kenya

A 24-year-old protester has been shot dead during demonstrations against the taxation bill currently moving in Kenya. The deceased was said to have participated in a protest in the capital, Nairobi, on Thursday evening, when thousands of people took to the streets across the country. The protest was due to a parliamentary debate and vote on the controversial law. According...

Nigeria needs solutions, not comparisons – Obi

Former presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has criticized President Bola Tinubu’s recent comment downplaying Nigeria’s struggles by comparing them to other countries. While receiving a delegation from the National Assembly who came to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, President Tinubu had on Monday said Nigeria is not the only nation in the world Read More

Namibian court overturns law criminalising same-sex relationships

A top Namibian court on Friday struck down the African country’s colonial-era laws criminalising same-sex relationships, in a victory for the LGBTQ community. The high court in the capital, Windhoek, declared the crimes of “sodomy” and “unnatural sexual offences” as “unconstitutional and invalid” in a ruling hailed by LGBTQ rights groups. “We are not persuaded Read More

Man arrested for killing two brothers over farmland in Adamawa

Handcuffs One Mali Emmanuel has been arrested after allegedly killing two brothers in Adamawa State over a dispute on farmland. The spokesperson for the Adamawa State Police Command, Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident. The names of the deceased are Emmanuel Hamma Shehu and Almond Hamma Shehu. Nguroje explained that the suspect had a disagreement with the victims over the farm...

Ekiti APC Endorses Oyebanji for Second Term

Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti  The Ekiti State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a vote of confidence on the State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji with a resolution that the governor would be supported for a second term in office. The resolution was unanimously taken during a meeting with the governor at the party’s   Secretariat in Ajilosun, Ado- Ekiti...

BREAKING: Wales FA sack Rob Page after Euro 2024 qualifying miss

The Football Association of Wales has announced the termination of Rob Page’s contract as the men’s National Team Head Coach. Page, who took over as interim manager in November 2020 and was later appointed permanently in September 2022, led the team to significant milestones, including the UEFA EURO 2020 finals and Cymru’s first FIFA World Read More

Rivers: Lawmakers want Rep. Ugochinyere punished

The Rivers Caucus in the House of Representatives has urged the leadership of the house to discipline Rep. Ikenga Ugochinyere (PDP-Imo) for allegedly spreading “falsehoods” on the escalating political crisis in Rivers. In a statement by the leader of the caucus, Rep. Dumnamene Dekor (PDP-Rivers), the caucus alleged that Ugochinyere also engaged in spreading held-truth […] The post Rivers: Lawmakers...

Obi challenges Tinubu to provide solutions to Nigeria’s many challenges

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, has called on President Bola Tinubu to stop giving excuses but rather proffer solutions to the myriads of problems facing the country. The former Anambra State governor who gave the charge in a series of tweets on his official X handle on Friday, said the...

Man arraigned over alleged theft of property worth N999,500

A 43-year-old man, Raymond Mukaila, on Friday, appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for an alleged theft of property and cash worth N999,500. Mukaila is facing a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, ASP Christian Okonofua, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between Feb. and March, at Agbalumo, Oreyo in...

Benue Implements Security Initiative to Ensure Safety of Residents

George Okoh in Makurdi Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia, on External Security and Strategy, Col. Alexander Anshungu (rtd), has stated that strategic security measures have been initiated and implemented to ensure safety of lives in the state. Anshungu,  who stated this while speaking during the visit of the UN/IOM and North -East ambassadors to Benue State last in...

$550m investment in Ubeta project set to boost Nigeria’s domestic gas supply

This project signifies a major step in advancing energy security, a cornerstone of the federal government of Nigeria’s plans to achieve sustained economic development through improved local gas utilisation. The post $550m investment in Ubeta project set to boost Nigeria’s domestic gas supply appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Euro 2024: Roberto Baggio robbed at gunpoint

Italian football legend, Roberto Baggio, has been robbed at gunpoint while watching his country’s national team play Spain at the ongoing Euro 2024. According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, about five armed robbers burst into Baggio’s house near the northern city of Vicenza around 10pm local time on Thursday. One intruder hit Baggio on the head with the butt...

Woman in court for allegedly stealing employer’s N1.9m

The police in Lagos on Friday arraigned a 33- 33-year-old woman, Josephine Moses before Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday for allegedly stealing her employer’s N1.9 million. The defendant who is the company secretary was tried for theft, but she pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor, ASP Racheal Williams told the court that the offence was committed on May...

Nigeria we wail thee, By Majeed Dahiru

On the 29 May, the first year anniversary of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu in power, a day that marked the 25th year of unbroken democracy in Nigeria since the transition from military to civil democratic rule in 1999, the prevailing socio-economic condition of Africa’s largest democracy is indicative of both the president’s service record in […] The post Nigeria we...

Kanayo O Kanayo calls out teen actress Angel Unigwe over ‘breach of contract’

Veteran Nollywood actor and producer, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has called out teen actress, Angel Unigwe, and her mother over an alleged breach of contract. The filmmaker claimed that Unigwe breached a filming contract with his production firm after her mother came and took her home before the expiration of the duration of the contract. He called on Nollywood producers to...

Ojude Oba festival fosters unity, economic growth – Ladi Balogun

The annual Ojude Oba Festival, a vibrant celebration of Ijebu culture and tradition, recently concluded with great success. The festival attracted thousands of participants and visitors who showcased elaborate traditional attires, captivating dances, music, and impressive equestrian displays. The festival showed how cultural traditions can drive economic growth by empowering local businesses, service providers, artists, and artisans from Ogun, Lagos...

WHO announces global resurgence of cholera

The UN World Health Organisation, WHO, has announced a spike in cholera in several regions of the world, with almost 195,000 cases and over 1,900 deaths reported in 24 countries since the start of this year. The agency’s Eastern Mediterranean Region reported the highest number of cases, followed by the African Region, the Region of […] The post WHO announces...

Bauchi govt to revive tourism sector

The Bauchi State government has announced plans to revitalise its tourism sector, noting that the move is to attract visitors from far and wide. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Tourism and Culture, Abdul Hassan, while speaking with tourism ambassadors of the state who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Thursday. Read More

Ubeta gas project ’ll record Nigerian content successes – NCDMB

TotalEnergies E&P is the operator of OML 58 onshore licence, with a 40 per cent stake in the US$550 million Ubeta Field Development Project, while the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has 49 per cent equity. The post Ubeta gas project ’ll record Nigerian content successes – NCDMB appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

One dead after tax protests in Kenyan capital Thursday

A man died on the sidelines of mass demonstrations against proposed tax hikes in the Kenyan capital, police said Friday, with the mounting protest a day earlier also leaving 200 people injured. A police watchdog said it was investigating allegations that the man was shot by police after Thursday’s demonstrations in Nairobi, the second this week. Led largely by young...

Ace Roots celebrates culture and heritage at Ojude Oba Festival

Ace Roots Celebrates Ijebu Culture at the Iconic Ojude Oba FestivalAce Roots, a low sugar drink that perfectly combines a blend of true African herbs, spices and fruits with a great kick of alcohol, proudly participated in the recently concluded Ojude Oba Festival in Ijebu Ode, celebrating the rich traditions and vibrant culture of the Ijebu people. The Ojude Oba...

World Bank says global gas flaring rises to highest level since 2019

The amount of gas flared worldwide in 2023 rose by nine billion cubic meters, bcm, to 148 bcm, its highest level since 2019, a World Bank report has said. This is contained in a statement by the World Bank, on its new satellite data on Global Flaring and Methane Reduction, GFMR, Partnership, a copy of […] The post World Bank...

Cholera: WHO confirms global resurgence, records 1,900 deaths

Based on the number of outbreaks and their geographic expansion, alongside the shortage of vaccines and other resources, WHO said it has classified the outbreak as “a grade 3 emergency.” The post Cholera: WHO confirms global resurgence, records 1,900 deaths appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

US bans sale of Kaspersky software citing Russian security risks

The United States of America has placed a ban on the sale and use of Kaspersky software in its domain citing security risks from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. On Thursday, the U.S. authorities declared that Kaspersky antivirus software would no longer be sold across the country and asked users to move to an alternate provider. The Bureau of Industry and Security...

Court nullifies creation of 33 LCDAs in Ondo

The Ondo State High Court ruled that the government created the 33 LCDAs unlawfully. The post Court nullifies creation of 33 LCDAs in Ondo appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Downforce Technologies raises $4.2m to develop soil fertility assessment tools for Africa

A London-headquartered climate tech startup, Downforce Technologies has raised the sum of $4.2 million to develop soil fertility assessment tools for Africa. The sum was raised by the climate tech startup that gives farmers tech tools, in order to develop new goods targeted at Africa and enter new markets. Equator VC, a venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage investments...

Protesters demand EFCC probe, arrest of ex-gov El-Rufai over alleged N423bn fraud

A group of protesters, identified as Kaduna Citizens Watch for Good Governance (KCWGG), staged a demonstration at the Kaduna State Government House on Thursday, calling for the immediate probe and arrest of former Governor Nasir El-Rufai by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The protesters, armed with placards bearing various inscriptions, alleged financial mismanagement, abuse of power, and a...

Fidelity Bank shares drop N14.4bn in market value

The share market value of Fidelity Bank Plc on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd., NGX, dropped by N14.4 billion on Thursday, amid the opening of N127.1 billion rights issue and public offer. At the close of trading, the bank’s stock, which opened at N10.85, lost 45k or 4.15 per cent to close at N10.40 per share, […] The post Fidelity Bank...

Ondo LCDAs: Govt will protect citizens’ interest, says commissioner

The Ondo State Government has said necessary legal action will be taken on the judgment nullifying the creation of the 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. The government’s reaction is contained in a statement by the Attorney General of the state, Kayode Ajulo, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Akure, Read More

Suspected bandits kill two in Taraba community

Two persons were reported killed by unidentified suspected bandits in Taraba State. DAILY POST gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday in Chinkai village of Wukari Local Government Council. The attacks, said to have been launched by suspected herders, came a day after a Point of Sale (PoS) girl was stabbed to death by an armed...

Police arrest suspect who stabbed man to death in Abuja

Stab The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested one Tijani Uzairu in connection with the murder of a mechanic known as Chukwu Chukwudi at the Kugbo mechanic village in Abuja. The arrest of the suspect was confirmed in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh. It was gathered that Uzairu and four other suspects, who are...

Messi becomes most capped player in Copa America history

Argentina star Lionel Messi became the most-capped player in Copa America history on Thursday as he reached 35 appearances in the opening match of the tournament against Canada. The 36-year-old had shared the record with Chilean goalkeeper Sergio Livingstone (34 caps) since appearing in the final of the 2021 Copa America in Brazil, where Argentina triumphed. Messi’s appearances have been...

JUST IN: Ex-Italy footballer Roberto Baggio hospitalised after robbery attack

Italian football legend Roberto Baggio has been hospitalised after being attacked by armed robbers who stormed his home. The intruders locked his family up while they watched last night’s Euro 2024 match between Italy and Spain. According to Daily Mail Sports, Baggio, 57, was at his home in Altavilla Vicentina, a small town in northern Read More

Ondo govt. reacts to judgment nullifying 33 LCDAs

The Ondo State Government created the 33 LCDAs during the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s administration, during which the current governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, served as the deputy governor. The post Ondo govt. reacts to judgment nullifying 33 LCDAs appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.