World Cup: England Beat Iran 6 – 2

England are off to a flying start in their World Cup campaign in Qatar as Gareth Southgate’s side roared to a 6-2 victory against Iran Two late goals from the Netherlands sealed an important victory in their World Cup opener against Senegal in Group A. Gareth Bale helped Wales’ rescue a point as the captain’s […]

Reps to Hold Summit on Tertiary Education

The House of Representatives will today Tuesday, hold a national summit on tertiary education with a view to providing solutions to the challenges facing the sector. The summit, being organized under the Office of the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has the theme ‘Re-imagining Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Solutions’, and end tomorrow Wednesday. […]

Kaduna Police Command Dismantles Bandit Roadblocks

The Kaduna State Police Command has announced the “dismantling of a roadblock” mounted by bandits on the Funtua-Zaria road, in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state, while rescuing no fewer than 76 abducted travelers. The Command’s spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, in a statement today, said the breakthrough followed a combined effort of the police […]

SA Court Orders Zuma to Return to Prison

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered former President Jacob Zuma to return to prison after upholding an earlier ruling that his medical parole had been unlawful. The 80-year-old was given a 15-month sentence last year for contempt of court over his refusal to testify during an investigation into corruption, but was released after […]

Iran Declined Singing National Anthem

The Iran team declined to sing their national anthem before their World Cup match with England in support for anti-government protests in their home country. Human rights activists have said more than 400 protesters have been killed and 16,800 others arrested in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces. Iran’s leaders say the protests are “riots” […]

Chris Hemsworth Takes Break From Acting Following Health Diagnosis

Actor Chris Hemsworth says he is taking a break from acting after learning he has a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The Thor star learned that he has two copies of the gene ApoE4, one from his mother and one from his father, making him between eight and 10 times more likely to develop […]

FG Inaugurates Export for Survival Campaign

The Federal Government has inaugurated the ‘Export4Survival’ campaign to boost the country’s non-oil export. The initiative is a flagship theme of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), aimed at sensitising the business community on inherent benefits in the non-oil export sector. It is also geared toward driving economic diversification through the export of non-oil products […]

FG to Award Contract to Provide Broadband Infrastructure

The Federal Government said it would award contracts for the provision of broadband infrastructure in various sectors across the six geopolitical zones on Thursday this week. The projects set to be awarded were recently approved by the Federal Executive Council, after the presentation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. The projects […]

CBN Launches Countdown to Jan. 2023 Deadline

The Central Bank of Nigeria has launched a countdown clock on its website for the January 31, 2023 deadline for the N200, N500, and N1,000 notes currently in circulation. The apex bank had announced a Naira redesign policy to produce new notes for three of the naira denominations in circulation: N200, N500, and N1,000 notes. […]

FG To Stop Fuel Subsidy June 2023

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said that the Federal Government will do away with petroleum subsidy by June 2023. Speaking during a press conference to mark the end of the 28th National Economic Summit (NES), Ahmed said removal of fuel subsidy is part of the Federal Government’s medium-term […]