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Xenophobia: Nigeria Calls For UN Intervention
Abike Dabiri has said that the issue of Xenophobia attack in South Africa is better discussed at diplomatic levels.
SON Nabs Two Chinese Men For Importing N5bn Fake Tyres
Two Chinese nationals, Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yau, have been arrested by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for allegedly dealing in substandard tyres worth over N5bn.
Twitter Accounts Of Nigeria's Vice President Loses Verified Status
Nigerian Government To Engage Fresh 350,000 Graduates In 2017
The Nigerian government says it will employ an additional 350,000 graduates in 2017, under the N-Power Volunteer Corps, a part of the Social Investment Programmes.
Troops Arrest Three Suspected Chadian Terrorists
The Nigerian Army says it has apprehended three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists in Gombe State, in Nigeria's northeast region.
US Actor Bill Paxton Dies At 61
Actor Bill Paxton, who was best known for his role in the Aliens, is reported to have died at the age of 61. Paxton, according to US media reports, had suffered from complications following surgery.
Election Postponement: Secret Police Summons Top INEC Officials
DSS Discovers Arms From Property Allegedly Connected To Suswam
The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has discovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from a property allegedly belonging to former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam.
US Tells Russia To ‘Immediately’ Observe Ukraine Ceasefire
The US has called on Russia to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors.
Ibrahimovic Shatters Saints As United Win EFL Cup
Jose Mourihno won his first trophy as Manchester United manager as a late Ibrahimovic strike gave the Red Devils a 3-2 win over brave Southampton at Wembley stadium on Sunday.
Pope Makes History, Visits Rome Anglican Church
Pope Francis on Sunday made history by becoming the first pontiff to attended a service at the All Saints' Church in Rome, Italy.
HMD Resurrects Nokia 3310 Mobile Phone At MWC 2017
The iconic Nokia 3310 has been relaunched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) technology show in Barcelona nearly 17 years after its debut.
Messi Grabs Late Winner For Barca
Lionel Messi struck an 87th minute goal to hand Barcelona a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in a feisty La Liga game played at the Vicente Calderon.
NPFL Gameweek 10: El-Kanemi Still Invincible At Home, As Plateau, Enyimba, Rivers Go Down
Leaders Plateau United suffered their second defeat on the road but remain on top, while El-Kanemi maintained their strong form in Maiduguri to remain in second.
Police Rescue 26 Persons From ‘Strange Mental Home’ In Osun
The Osun Police Command acted on a tip-off to rescue 26 people who were hitherto camped in a place described as ‘strange mental home’ in Iwo area of the state.
Osinbajo’s Visit To Lagos Airport Has No Undertone — Minister
The Minister of State for Aviation says there is no link between the acting President's visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and the ongoing reorganisation in the sector.
OPEC Sec-Gen Arrives Nigeria On 4-Day Official Visit
The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Muhammad Barkindo, has arrived in Nigeria on Sunday on a four-day working visit.
World Bank To Offer Nigeria $500m Loan To Educate Indigent Children
An official of the World Bank, Olatunde Adekola, says the bank has offered to give Nigeria a $500 million-loan to mop up out-of-school children.
Naira Appreciates Against Dollar
Forex: CBN Disburses $221.37m For BTA, School Fees
The CBN said the move was to enable banks meet demand for Basic Transport Allowance, school fees and medicals by customers and to ease the stress of genuine customers in obtaining foreign currencies.
Court Orders Inec To Stop Collation Of Result In Rivers Election
INEC Declares PDP Winner Of Rivers Rerun Elections
INEC has announced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the Etche/ Omuma Federal and State Constituency rerun elections after a little political drama.
Ex-President Obasanjo Scores Buhari High In Assessment
Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo believes President Muhammadu Buhari has not performed below expectation, adding that things could have been worse.
Ex-Iran President Writes Open Letter To Trump
Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Sunday published an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the US political system but taking issue with his visa ban and attitude to women.
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