We Demolished Ayefele’s Music House, Says Oyo Govt

The Oyo state government says it indeed ordered the demolition of an N800m building belonging to ace gospel musician Yinka Ayefele on Sunday, few hours after its lawyer said that the government was unaware of the demolition.
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Tinubu’s Selfish Interest Making Him Support Buhari – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused Bola Tinubu of supporting President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid because of his desire to become President in 2023.

Only Thieves Worry About Buhari’s Plan To Jail Looters – Presidency

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said only potential looters should be afraid of the recent statement of Buhari.

Akpabio Boasts APC Will Take Over Akwa Ibom State

Senator Godswill Akpabio has stated that All Progressives Congress (APC) will takeover Akwa Ibom State in the 2019 general election.

Buhari Meets Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with Nigeria's security chiefs behind closed doors concerning security challenges facing the country.

Liverpool Maintain Perfect Start With Palace Win

James Milner and Sadio Mane scored both goals as Liverpool made it six points from six with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Monday.

Yinka Ayefele Fingers Toyin Arolugun As Orchestrator Of Music House Demolition

Indigenous gospel artiste Yinka Ayefele, owner of music house and Fresh FM Ibadan, has released a statement on the demolition of the music house.

Korean Families Separated By War Reunite After 65 Years

South and North Korean family members met for the first time since their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago.

Yahoo Boy Smashes Mother’s Head For Ritual Purposes (Photo)

Lagos state police command had on Sunday arrested a 29-year-old man Taiwo Akinola after her allegedly hacked his mother's head for money ritual.
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NEWS

Herdsmen Kill Five In Plateau Communities

At least five persons have been murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen in rural settlements in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom areas of Plateau state, north-central Nigeria.

How To Check NECO Result 2018 June/July

NECO 2018 result has been released by the examination body on Monday with 939,733 candidates, representing 90.47 percent, making five credits.

US Embassy In Abuja To Resume Consular Services August 24

The United States embassy says it will reopen its Abuja’s consular section on Friday, August 24 for full services for both visas and American Citizen...

NUJ Declares August 30 National Day Of Protest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has declared August 30, a national day of protest against what it described as “impunity against the Nigerian journalist.”

Eid-el-Kabir: Pray For Nigeria’s Unity, Ereyitomi Urges Muslims

A front line House of Representatives hopeful for Warri Federal Constituency in the forthcoming 2019 elections, Thomas Ereyitomi has advised Muslims faithful in Delta...

Buhari Urges Nigerians To Adopt Spirit Of Sacrifice

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to shun personal interests and embrace tolerance and sacrifice for others. 

Thunderstorms, Rains To Prevail On Tuesday– NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains over some parts of the country for Tuesday, August 21.

EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Akwa Ibom Senator

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, August 20, at an Ikeja High Court filed corruption charges against Senator Albert Bassey, representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial district.
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Eid-el-Kabir: CAN Felicitates With Muslims

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday congratulated Muslim faithful across the country, as they celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.

 Atiku Reveals Cause Of Nigeria’s Problems In Eid-el-Kabir Message

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says the attitude of citizens towards one another and not diversity in religion is responsible for Nigeria’s problems.

Buhari Arrives Daura For Eid-el-Kabir Celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport in Katsina ahead of Sallah celebration at his country home, Daura.

POLITICS

I’m Under Pressure To Vie For Senate – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says he is under pressure to run Senatorial seat in the forthcoming elections.

Wike Paying INEC Officials Monthly Salary, APC Chairman Alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, of instigating the violence that marred the Port Harcourt Constituency 3 bye-election on Saturday.

Gov. Bindow Vows To Remain In APC For Life

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa state has vowed to remain in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rest of his political career.

APC May Blame Nigerians For Voting Them In 2015 – Omokri

Former Presidential New Media aide Reno Omokri has said President Buhari and the APC are never short of individuals to blame for their failures.

PDP Chairman Urges Muslims To Ask God To Rescue Nigeria From APC

National Chairman of the PDP Uche Secondus, has called on Muslim faithfuls to use the Sallah period to pray to God to rescue the country from the APC.

Akpabio Expresses Regret Imposing Udom On Akwa Ibom People

Senate Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom North West) has said he regrets imposing Governor Udom Emmanuel on the people of Akwa Ibom.

I’m Not Planning On Leaving APC, Madumere Says

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has dismissed reports that he is planning to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC Lawmakers Against Oshiomhole’s Plot To Impeach Saraki – Group

Some lawmakers have said some members of the APC in the House of Reps were against the plan of Adams Oshiomhole to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.
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I’m Capable Of Challenging Against Buhari, Tambuwal Tells Tinubu

Gov Aminu Tambuwal has said he is capable of challenging President Muhammadu Buhari for the ticket of the APC in the 2019 presidential election.

Makarfi Fingers Top Govt Official In Rivers Bye-election Violence

Ex-National Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has disclosed that a top government official was responsible for the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election...

Ganduje Warns Kwankwaso Against Running For 2019 Presidency

Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has warned Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso not to contest the 2019 election against President Buhari.

SPORTS

Don’t Include Liverpool In Title-Race Talk, Says Klopp

Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side are not interested in being called ''title contenders'' despite their strong start to the new Premier League season.

Angry Hodgson Faults Penalty Call In Liverpool Loss

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has blamed referee Michael Oliver for his team's 2-0 defeat to in-form Liverpool in Monday's Premier League game at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea Manager Speaks On Smoking Habit

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he might quit smoking as the Blues ran to a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Saturday. 

Morata Speaks On Leaving Chelsea

Striker Alvaro Morata has said he has never nursed the dreams of leaving Premier League side Chelsea.

Portuguese Club Sign Nigeria Star

Nigeria star Christian Madu has been signed by top Portuguese side CD Nacional from Nigeria Professional Football League team Enugu Rangers.

Fifa Releases Verdict On Nigeria Over NFF Crisis

FIFA has officially responded to claims by the Nigerian government about its correspondences pertaining to the Nigeria Football Federation crisis.

Wenger Says Henry Wants Bordeaux Job

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry wants to take charge of Bordeaux.

Man Utd Need Leaders, Says Scholes

Paul Scholes claims there is a lack of leaders in the Manchester United squad, labelling stand-in captain Paul Pogba “inconsistent”.
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Liverpool Goalkeeper Karius Set For Loan Move To Besiktas

Besiktas are understood to be in the advanced stages of talks with Liverpool over a two-year loan deal for goalkeeper Loris Karius. 

Guardiola Rejects Mourinho’s Jibe Over TV Documentary

Pep Guardiola has hit back at Jose Mourinho after accusations that Manchester City lacked class over a behind-the-scenes TV documentary.

Modric Calls Reports Linking Him To Inter ‘Nonsense’

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has labelled reports that he tried to push through a transfer to Inter as "the greatest nonsense in history".

Entertainment

Channels TV Presenter Mayowa Ogundele Engaged

Channels TV presenter Mayowa Ogundele has been engaged to her heartthrob Timilehin Adegoke over the weekend in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Actress Queen Nwokoye Welcomes First Child

Nigerian actress Queen Nwokoye has announced the birth of her first child on Instagram.
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Runtown Out With Unleash Video Featuring Fekky

Nigerian singer Runtown has released the official video of his single titled, "Unleash" featuring UK rapper Fekky.
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Sound Sultan Releases Naija Jungle Video

Naija Ninja act Sound Sultan has released the official video for his latest music single and it is titled, "Naija Jungle".

Ice Prince Urges AU To Merge Ghana With Nigeria

Nigerian rap artiste Ice Prince has advised the African Union, AU, to merge Nigeria and Ghana into one country.

Ghanaian Singer Becca Weds Nigerian Beau

Ghanaian songstress Becca has officially tied the knot with her Nigerian lover Tobi Daniel Sanni in Accra Ghana on Saturday, August 18.

Davido Teams Up With Peruzzi, Duncan Mighty For ‘Aze’

DMW Entertainment boss and frontline act Davido released a brand new song titled, "Aze" featuring Peruzzi and Port Harcourt heavyweight Duncan Mighty.

Govt Denies Demolition Of Ayefele’s Music House

Oyo state Government has refuted claims that they were involved in the demolition of gospel musician Yinka Ayefele's music house in Ibadan.
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Tiwa Savage Debunks Rumoured Affair With Wizkid

Acclaimed Queen of Nigerian music Tiwa Savage has called her alleged affair with Starboy, Wizkid a rumour she chose to ignore.

Tonto Dikeh ‘Waiting’ For Police To Visit Her

Controversial Nollywood actress and philanthropist Tonto Dikeh has revealed that the police are on their way to her home.

Tiwa Savage Opens Up On Marital Status

Mavin Records singer Tiwa Savage has said that she would not comment on the state of her relationship with her husband, Teebillz.

Popular

London School With Nigerian Principal Produces Best A’Level Results In 2018

Brampton Manor Academy in East London, the UK, a state school headed by a Nigerian, Dr. Dayo Olukoshi, has produced the best A'level results this year.

United Nations Identifies Boko Haram Sponsors

The United Nations has revealed that some non-governmental organisations are sending funds to Boko Haram, a deadly terror group in Nigeria.

Chelsea Star Arrives Madrid For Medical

Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo is in Madrid as he inches closer to a move to Spanish side Leganes on a one-year loan deal.

More Worries For Rohr As Iwobi Suffers Hamstring Injury

Nigeria international and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sustained a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

BUSINESS

Edo State Unveils Plans To Reduce MSMEs’ Operational Costs

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has revealed that there are plans to establish production centers in the state. 

Banking Sector Makes N32.90trn Transactions In Q2 – NBS

Nigeria's banking sector had transactions of 509,668,433 amounting to N32.90 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Stanbic IBTC Makes N43.1bn Profit After Tax

Stanbic IBTC Holdings has posted a profit before tax of N43.08bn, a 17 percent growth, for the first half of the year 2018. 

Ogun, Kogi, Others To Adopt New Mortgage Law

About 13 states in Nigeria are set to adopt the Model Mortgage and Foreclosure Law between now and the first four months of next year, 2019. 

Buhari Signs Instrument Of Accession To Cocoa Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the Instrument of Accession to the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010.

NBS Says Banking Sector Recorded N32.90trn Transactions

NBS has said a total of 509,668,433 transactions valued at N32.90 trillion was recorded in the banking sector during the second quarter of the year.

Nigerian Products Struggling In Global Market – MAN

Nigeria products are not competing well with others in the global market, according to the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria. 

Nigeria Yet To Recover From Recession – NBS

Nigeria's economy is still suffering from the impact of the 2016 recession, Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics Yemi Kale has said.
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Nigeria Controls 70% Of Cargo Traffic Of West And Central Africa – NPCC

The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC), Chief Kunle Folarin, has said Nigeria controls 70 per cent of cargo traffic of West and Central Africa.

Nigeria’s Currency Gains 40k Against Dollar

The Naira gained 40k against the US dollar at the end of Friday trading, exchanging at N359.6.

NSE Market Capitalisation Increases By N236bn

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded the first gain for the week with the market capitalisation increasing by N236 billion on Friday.

WORLD

Melania Trump Speaks On Cyber Bullying

Melania Trump on Monday tackled cyber bullying, as her husband lit up the internet with a stream of invective against his perceived foes.

Mali Court Confirms Keita As Winner Of Presidential Election

Mali’s Constitutional Court on Monday declared Ibrahim Keita President after the incumbent won elections that his opponent said were marred by fraud.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen Under Probe For $20m Bank Fraud

Federal investigators are investigating whether Michael Cohen committed fraud via loans obtained by the taxi medallion business he owns with his family.

Pope Condemns US Clerical Child Abuse

Pope Francis has condemned  the “atrocities” of clerical child sex abuse revealed by a far-reaching US report issued last week.

US Rejects Turkey’s Offer To Release Brunson

The US has rejected Turkey’s offer to condition the release of an American pastor on clearing a top Turkish bank of billions of dollars in US fines.

Ghana Declares One-week Mourning Over Death Of Kofi Annan

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has declared a week of mourning for the late former United Nations chief Kofi Annan.

Police Charge Suspect Of Westminster Attack With Attempted Murder

A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding UK Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Putin Attends Austrian Foreign Minster’s Wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday.
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President Trump Is Drunk In Power – Brennan

Former CIA Director John Brennan has come out to criticize President Donald Trump on for revoking his security clearance, saying the President is "drunk on power''.

Baltimore Police Department Officer Resigns Over ‘Bullying’ Suspension

A Baltimore Police Officer who was seen in a footage brutalizing an unarmed civilian has resigned after he was suspended for the act which he perpetrated.

UN Mourns Death Of Ex Secretary-General Koffi Annan

Following the death of a the UN former Secretary-General, Koffi Annan, the United Nations says its mourning his death. Statement published Kofi Annan's official Twitter...

HEALTH

Staphylococcus Not Sexually Transmitted – Medical Expert

Staphylococcus aureus has been described as important to a female's private part just as it is not a sexually transmitted infection.

Association Tasks Nurses On Keeping Abreast Of Trends In Profession

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has urged its members to keep abreast of the trends in the nursing profession.

Paediatrician Urges Parents To Begin Child Education At 2

A consultant paediatrician, Dr Adaugo Onyedinma, has advised parents  to always enroll their babies  in school after they have attained at least two years of age.

Staphylococcus Aureus Is Not Sexually Transmitted – Expert

Medical Doctor, Tochukwu Egwuonwu has revealed that contrary to beliefs, Staphylococcus aureus is not a sexually transmitted infection but vital for every woman’s private part.

HIV/AIDS: NAIIS Records 93% Response Rate In Six States

National AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), said it has recorded a 93 per cent National response rate in six states.

Internally-Displaced Woman Gives Birth To Quadruplets In Zamfara

Zainab Salisu, 33, has given birth to a set of quadruplets,  two males and two females, in a camp of internally displaced persons in Maradun, Zamfara state.

Agency Educates Nursing Mothers On Benefits Of Exclusive Breastfeeding

As a way to sensitse, educate and promote exclusive breastfeeding amidst nursing mothers, the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency has put together a Baby Show.

Establish Drug Abuse Control Committee, NAFDAC Urges Gombe Govt

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has appealed to Gombe State Government to establish drug abuse control committee.
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Expert Urges Govt To Support Private Medical Practitioners

A laboratory scientist, Elochukwu Adibo, has made a call on government to subsidize and support private medical practitioners.

NGO Task Media On Promotion Of Gender Based Violence Campaign

Project Coordinator, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), Mr Paschal Anozie, has urged the media to promote ideas that would boost the campaign against...

Ebola: UNICEF Plead For Special Attention For Affected Children

UN Children's Fund said the ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the DRC has been reported to have particularly affected children.

TECH

LG To Launch Two High-end Smart Speakers This Year

LG will announce a new lineup of Xboom speakers at IFA 2018, some of which will carry the smart, ThinQ branding and have built-in support for Google Assistant.

Volkswagen Recalls 700,000 SUVs Over Short Circuit Risk

German auto maker Volkswagen said Monday it was recalling 700,000 SUVs around the world, warning that lights built into their sunroofs risk short-circuiting if they become wet.

LASU Launches e-Help Desk To Improve Service Delivery

The Lagos State University, Ojo, has come up with an e-Help Desk to process requests from its internal and external publics online to improve service delivery.

Zambia Imposes Tax On Internet Calls

Zambia on Monday announced it will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies.

Melania Trump Campaigns Against Cyber Bullying

US First Lady Melania Trump's campaign to tackle cyber bullying was renewed on Monday, as her husband lit up the internet with a stream of swearing against his perceived foes.

Three Treated For Respiratory Problems As iPad Explodes At Apple’s Store

An iPad exploded at the Apple Store in Amsterdam on Sunday as a result of an overheated battery, reports Dutch outlet, AT5.

MTN Denies Plan To Sell Stake At Jumia, Appoints New COO For Nigeria

Telecommunication giant, MTN, has debunked a report that it is considering to sell shares in African online retailer, Jumia.

Apple Cracks Down On Gambling Apps In China

Apple has embarked on a crack down on illegal content in China after it removed potentially thousands of apps related to gambling, including ‘lottery’ services.
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Police Arrest Suspects For Stealing $87m Cryptocurrency

Three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87m) through hacking have been arrested by the Chinese police.

US Govt Want Facebook To Break Encryption On Messenger

The US govt is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe.

Regular Wi-Fi Can Accurately Detect Bombs, Chemicals, Weapons In Bags

Researchers from Rutgers University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, and Binghamton University have found a fresh use for a the Wi-Fi technology.

OPINION

Dressing And Sitting Arrangement In Pentecostal Churches

Should what we wear to church determine where we sit in church? Adedoyin Adediwura tries to provide answers to this contentious issue.

Time Will Tell

Columnist Chinasa Udensi again brings the annulment of June 12 1993 election and declaration of same day as democracy day to the front burner.

Victorious Super Falcons Rewarded With Disgrace

That the Falcons had to take to the streets to protest and ask for their legitimate earnings spoke volumes of the decay and retardation that has recently befallen us as a Nation, writes Toyin Akiode.

2019: Why Nigeria Traditional Rulers Root For Buhari ‘s Re-lection (Opinion)

Columnist Mohammed Ajah examines the role of Nigeria's traditional rulers in President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.