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Nigeria: TV Pundit Apologises for ‘Classist’ Comment Against Barca Youngster Yamal

Former Atletico Madrid assistant manager German Burgos has apologised for an offensive comment aimed at Barcelona winger Lamine Yamal when he was working as a TV pundit. Burgos was commentating for Spanish television channel Movistar on Barcelona’s 3-2 win at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final first leg. After seeing footage of Yamal juggling […]

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Nigeria: What Late Nollywood Actor Said About Death in His Last Video On Earth

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has officially confirmed the passing of Nollywood actor John Paul Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope. On Wednesday, the actor, along with three others, tragically passed away after their boat capsized in the Anam River in Anambra State at a film location. National President of AGN, Emeka Rollas confirmed […]

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Nigeria’s Consumers Upset At Electricity Rate Hike

Abuja, Nigeria — A sudden hike in electricity rates in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, has sparked a backlash. Until now, Jude Okafor has spent an average $25 on electricity to run a frozen fish and meat business that he started in 2021. But since last week, when the government announced a rate hike of […]

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Nigeria: Eid-Il-Fitr – Show Empathy, Uplift the Needy – Rep Laguda Urges Nigerians

Chairman, House Committee on Polytechnic and Technical Education, Fuad Laguda representing Surulere Constituency 1 has urged Nigerians to carry forward the lessons of Ramadan by being compassionate and showing utmost empathy for others in their daily lives. Fuad Laguda who made this known in a special Eid Mubarak message, via his X handle, admonished Muslims […]

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Nigeria: Alleged Assault – Immigration Boss Orders Investigation

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered investigation into an alleged assault of a journalist, Seun Falomo, and personnel of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency (OYSRTMA) by some immigration officers. The NIS Comptroller General, Kemi Nandap, gave the order in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Kenneth Udo, on […]

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Nigeria: Eid-El-Fitr – Dafinone Prays for Peace, Harmony

The Senator representing the esteemed people of Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ede Dafinone, extends his warmest greetings and felicitations to the Muslim community on the joyous occasion of Eid-el-Fitri. As Muslims around the world mark the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection, Senator Dafinone joins in celebrating the spirit of […]

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Nigeria: Naca Sends Sallah Greetings to Muslims Nationwide

As Muslims worldwide rejoice in the festivities of Eid el-Fitr, which signifies the conclusion of the sacred month of Ramadan, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS,NACA,has sent warm greetings and blessings to all Muslim faithful in Nigeria. Dr Temitope Ilori, the Director General of NACA, in the message, emphasized the significance of the […]

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Nigeria: Exiled Bauchi Cleric Returns Home After Ribadu’s Intervention, Signs Peace Pact With Governor

The police have suspended their wanted person declaration and the government dropped charges against the cleric Popular Bauchi-based Islamic cleric, Idris Abdulaziz, who fled into exile amid a protracted political feud with Governor Bala Muhammad, has returned home after the intervention of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Abdulaziz […]

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South Africa/Nigeria: Tickets to Banyana Vs Nigeria Available At Loftus Stadium

Students who produce their student cards at the gates will be able to enter the stadium for free until 19h00. The Gautrain will also run FREE trains and busses from Park Station to Hatfield till late if the passengers produce a match ticket. The Gautrain will also allow time if the match finishes late and […]

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Nigeria: Eid-El-Fitr – Nigerian Govt Approves Additional Public Holiday

The federal government had on Sunday, April 7, declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration. The federal government has approved Thursday, April 11, as additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr. The information is in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Aishetu Ndayako, […]

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Nigeria: Road Project – Residents of Lagos Community Protest Planned Demolition of Properties

The protesting residents said their properties had been marked for demolition and urged the government to shelve the plan. Residents of Okun-Ajah community in Lagos State on Monday protested at the State House of Assembly over the plan to demolish their properties for the proposed Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road project. The protesting residents, numbering about 100, […]

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Nigeria: Kano Governor Reappoints Official Sacked for Trolling VP Shettima

The governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, on Tuesday, announced that Mr Imam was reappointed to his previous office. The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has reappointed Yusuf Imam, whom he sacked for trolling the country’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima. The governor sacked Mr Imam as his Special Adviser for Youth and Sport last September. Mr […]

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Nigeria: Emefiele in Court for Fresh Arraignment

The immediate-past governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja to face charges of alleged abuse of office. Emefiele and his co-defendant, Henry Isioma Omole, are expected to be arraigned on 26 fresh counts before Justice Rahman Oshodi on Monday. In the charge marked ID/23787c/2024 […]

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Nigeria: Court Remands Emefiele in EFCC Custody Over Abuse of Office

A Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja on Monday remanded a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following his arraignment for alleged abuse of office. Justice Rahman Oshodi made the remand order after Emefiele and his co-defendants, […]

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Nigerian Engineering Graduate Invents Solar-Powered Kiosks for Fast Food Vendors

A young Nigerian graduate, Usman Dalhatu, invented solar-powered kiosks for fast food sellers who operate mostly at night. These solar-powered kiosks are common in fast food hubs in the Northern region of the country, which replace the use of generators for the food vendors to run business at night. Dalhatu, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello […]

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Nigeria: One Confirmed Dead, Another Missing in Taraba Flood Disaster

The deceased has been identified while a search is underway for the missing person. One person was reported killed and another missing after a flood ravaged Nguroje in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State on Saturday. The member representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Nelson Lens, disclosed this on Sunday in […]

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Nigerian Military Confirms Ambush, Says Officer, Six Terrorists Killed

The spokesperson said the lieutenant died in the ambush while four other personnel, who sustained injuries in action, were receiving treatment. The Defence Headquarters has confirmed that an officer was killed in an ambush by terrorists in Borno State. The Director of Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, in a statement on Sunday, said the ambush […]

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Nigeria: I’m Not Leaving Labour Party, Says Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has reacted to media reports that following his alleged unhappiness with the leadership crisis, he may defect ahead of the 2027 election. The Nigeria Labour Congress, through its spokesman, Benson Upah, had said the former Anambra State governor was free to leave […]