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Igbo needs northern Nigeria to maintain financial strength – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stressed that the people of the South-east need to stay in the North and other parts of Nigeria...

Cardi B reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s harsh jail sentence

American rapper, Cardi B has reacted to the judgement passed on the Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo who was convicted over a nude photoshoot.

India in need of hospital beds, oxygen as COVID-19 cases rise

India’s capital New Delhi recorded 25,500 COVId-19 cases in a 24-hour period, with about one in three people tested returning a positive result.

Musiliu Smith served Nigeria with great zeal – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith on his 75th birthday.

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POLITICS

PDP wins Andoni in Rivers LG poll

Mr Erastus Awortu, chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Andoni local area council has emerged winner in the just concluded council poll having pulled the highest number of 107,658 votes.

Sports

Messi to stay at Barcelona – Laporta

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he is “convinced” Lionel Messi wants to stay at the club after he scored twice in the team’s thumping 4-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.

Entertainment

Olamide set to drop new album ”UY Scuti”

Nigerian rapper, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, professionally known as Olamide is set to drop his ''UY Scuti'' album.

Odumeje: I have been singing from my Mother’s womb

Popular Onitsha-based pastor, Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje, claimed he started singing from his mother's womb.

American rapper Black Rob is dead

American rapper, Black Rob who was a member of Bad Boy Records and popular for his hit single, Whoa, is dead. He was 51

Lifestyle

Most entertaining games to play

Once upon a time, video gamers used to all be put in the same category; geeky guys who played alone. Now, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

7 ways New Jersey Casinos evolved in 2021

New Jersey is one of the most beautiful states in the US armed with beautiful beaches, prolific sports teams, historic sites and a growing middle class, the Garden State is not only attractive to visit but also to build a career.

World Health Day: TikTok rallies users to share healthy lifestyle tips

TikTok has launched a five-day challenge to drive awareness around the benefits of keeping fit and staying healthy in commemoration of World Health Day which takes place on 7th April 2021.

Business

New global currency to replace U.S. dollar. It is not cryptocurrency

The replacement global currency is not a cryptocurrency, but an old favourite of the IMF. It’s called SDR (Special Drawing Rights).

Uber, Bolt drivers demand increase in fares, threaten strike

Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failure to do this, they would go off the roads on Monday.

Cement prices hit N4500 in Nigeria’s SouthEast

Cement prices have increased by 67-100 per cent in the South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, hitting as high as N4,500 in Abakaliki.

METRO

FUOYE approves N3.1m insurance scheme for 25 students

FUOYE has approved a special insurance package of N3.1 million at N125, 000 each for 25 students to enable them to complete their programs.

NTDC workers mourn Saleh Rabo

Workers at the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation have expressed “deep sorrow’’ over the death of Alhaji Saleh Rabo, a member of the company’s board, who died on April 16.

Iyabo Ojo: Curfew killing lounge bars, restaurants

Iyabo Ojo laments the 12-4 a.m. curfew is killing the business of night club, lounge bar, and restaurant owners.

Tragedy: Gunmen shoot seven family members dead in Benue

Tragedy struck at Mbamondu community, Annune junction at the outskirts of Makurdi, Benue State on Saturday as suspected Fulani militia shot seven family members dead.

Nasarawa Assembly pledges support to Dangote Sugar

Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has assured that the House would give Dangote Sugar Refinery in the state all the necessary legislative backing and support to succeed.

Gang of robbers busted in Lagos Guest House

The Lagos State Police Command says its operatives have arrested a gang of armed robbers at Ojota area of the State.

WORLD

Opinion

Islamophobia, Pantami and the hypocrisy of his detractors

Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy
The avalanche of attacks against Isa Ibrahim Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy, accents some Nigerians’ atavism and aboriginal hypocrisy.

The dirty business of running Nigeria down

Twitter
Yesterday, my attention was drawn to the report by CNN on location of Twitter Office in Ghana. I would not have bothered to go beyond the headline.

Foluke AbdulRazaq: The many stripes of the Amazon at 65

One of the most memorable sub-national administrations in Nigeria was the military regime of retired Gen. Buba Marwa in Lagos State.

Femi Adesina: Zion Train Is Coming Our Way

A quiet revolution took off on April 8, 2021, by 11.05 am. It was unheralded, without ostentation, almost unsung. But it was something that would have great impact not only on today, but also on tomorrow, and the future.

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