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Amid heightened political activity in Edo State, with parties and aspirants gearing up for  primaries, the gubernatorial landscape welcomes a new contender—Ernest Afolabi Umakhile, a seasoned public administrator and former Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Works; Agriculture and Food Security. Umakhihe, who officially launched his bid for the Edo Governorship in his hometown, […]

The Presidency has extolled a 13-year-old genius, ‘Miss Nasara James Dabo’ for emerging as the overall best student in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Nasara who hailed from Southern Kaduna State, a student of Ideal College International, bagged the Olympiad Champion gold medal after she outperformed no fewer than 150 competitors to puzzle out 34 […]

The people of Ogu kingdom in Ogu/Bolo LGA of Rivers State on Saturday celebrated Iria, an ancient ceremony that marks the transition of girls who are usually virgins into womanhood Young virgins were given certificates by the Ogu council of chiefs for passing through the test. Iria, is considered a rite of passage for young […]

When the author of Usefulness of Useless Knowledge, Donald Jordan, said “history is an aggregate of half-truths, semi-truths, fables, myths, rumours, prejudices, personal narratives, gossip and official prevarications”, he may have been frustrated by the historical contradictions of his time. And such inconsistencies have been the fate of history from time immemorial, making Karl Marx […]

Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Surajo Imam was born on 22 Jun 76 in Kankia. He hails from Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State. He attended Sultan Bello Primary School Kaduna from 1982 to 1987 and proceeded to Government College Katsina (GCK) for his Junior Secondary School from 1988 to 1991. Upon completion of his first […]

Jasmine Okafor, the daughter of veteran actor, John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu, has confirmed his leg has been amputated. Earlier, Social media activist, Very Dark Man had disclosed that the veteran’s leg had been amputated. He revealed that the actor’s family, friends, and close ones all betrayed him as they took advantage of […]

The World JUNKANOO Festival of Tourism and Culture/ World Carnival Commission (WCC) in partnership with the Canadian Government, has appointed the Director General of the ECOWAS Food and Cultural Festival, Amb, Prince Felix Ihonre, as Nigeria’s Country Representative/Regional Coordinator for Arts and Culture on the board of International Secretariat of the JUNKANOO Festival. A statement […]

President of the United States, Joe Biden, has appointed two Nigerians, Osagie Imasogie and Chineye Ogwumike, to the 12-member advisory council on African Diaspora Engagement in the US. Imasogie and Ogwumike were part of the 12 members of the President’s Advisory Council according to a statement released by the State House on Wednesday. Other members […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso to serve as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). A statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, informed that Cardoso will serve for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate. […]

What is jaundice, what is it, what leads to it, how does it start, do you need to be worried? If we are to trace the origins of jaundice, we would have to start from the blood cells. There are three major types of blood cells: the red blood cells (RBC also known as erythrocytes), […]

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One of Nigeria’s prolific comedians, John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. has died at age 62. DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that Mr. Ibu, does on Saturday in Lagos after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Evercare hospital, where he is being treated  Mr. Ibu has been on life support after he underwent a second surgery […]

Miyetti Allah urges authorities to arrest Sunday Igboho following his video threatening the Fulani community. They made this known in a statement released by Baba Othman NgelzarmaMACBAN – National President “The attention of the National body of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been drawn to the recent video trending in the social […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday responded to a remark by President Bola Tinubu, asserting that members of the union are not interested any political office. Tinubu drew the ire of the union while inaugurating the Lagos Red Line Project on Thursday when he told labour unions to stop protesting against his nine-month old […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of four Nigerian professionals to serve as Executive Directors of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), for a renewable term of four years: A statement by Ajuri Ngelale   Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,  listed the Nominees as:  (1) Engineer Oluwagbenga E.A. Ajiboye — Executive […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has revoked the operational licenses of 4,173 Bureaux De Change Operators. CBN Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Sidi Ali, Hakama (Mrs.) disclosed this in a statement on Friday evening. “The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in exercise of the powers conferred on it under the Bank and Other Financial […]

The Correctional Center in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, experienced a protest on Friday due to nationwide economic difficulties. Inmates voiced their displeasure over the proposed reduction in their food supply. The head of the Jos Correctional Center, Raphael Ibinuhi, verified that the inmates staged a protest. “The problem has to do with the […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new members of the management team of the FGN Power Company Limited.  The appointment announced in a statement issued on Friday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, followed President Tinubu’s recognition of the critical role of power supply in driving enterprise […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said, it would sell Treasury Bills (TBs) worth N1.64 trillion for the second quarter 2024, Q2’24. Treasury Bills are short term (less than one year) debt securities issued by the government to make up for budget deficit and fund projects. They are used by the CBN to […]

Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa has resigned from his position as the Commander-General of Kano Hisbah Board. Daurawa in a footage obtained by The Nation, decried the ‘discouragement’ encountered from Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State. Governor Yusuf had lamented how Hisbah’s ‘Operation Kau Da Badala’ was being carried out in the state. Operation ‘Kau da […]

Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro, has confirmed his exit as manager of the Super Eagles after his contract officially expired on Thursday. Peseiro who led the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2023 African Cup of Nations, on Friday, said he was fulfilled coaching the West African nation. “Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the […]