Suspects Reveal How American Soldier was Kidnapped, Killed in Imo
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L-R: The suspects, Sunday Igwe (alias Schoolboy), Michael Ahmefula, Oyebuchi Echefule, Ndubusi Isaac, Victor Dagogo, Chima Okoro and John Edet.

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A seven-man kidnap gang has recounted how…

For Rotimi Amaechi, the Beats Go Down
For Rotimi Amaechi, the Beats Go Down
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The devil was once an angel, and not a few fierce rivalries spring from the debris of lifelong friendships wrecked by the iceberg of divergent interests. Minister of Transportation Rotimi…

Amaechi Urges Atiku To Work With Buhari Instead Of Going To Court
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Rotimi Amaechi, Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  Presidential Campaign Council, has called on Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to work with…

"How many more people have to die? " asks Adesua Etomi as police kills innocent Nigerian
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The award-winning actress made her frustrations known via her Instagram page on Monday, April 1, 2019. In her lengthy post, the actress expressed her disappointment over the conduct of the…

Nigeria lets contract for Port Harcourt refinery revamp
Nigeria lets contract for Port Harcourt refinery revamp
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Suspects Reveal How American Soldier was Kidnapped, Killed in Imo

L-R: The suspects, Sunday Igwe (alias Schoolboy), Michael Ahmefula, Oyebuchi Echefule, Ndubusi Isaac, Victor Dagogo, Chima Okoro and John Edet. Sunday Ehigiator A seven-man kidnap gang has recounted how an American Soldier was kidnapped and killed in Okigwe area of Imo State in 2017. The deceased, a Nigerian who was serving in the US army, […]

For Rotimi Amaechi, the Beats Go Down

The devil was once an angel, and not a few fierce rivalries spring from the debris of lifelong friendships wrecked by the iceberg of divergent interests. Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike are living proof of the depths to which former buddies can sink in a desperate bid to retain […]

Amaechi Urges Atiku To Work With Buhari Instead Of Going To Court

Rotimi Amaechi, Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  Presidential Campaign Council, has called on Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to work with President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC to develop the country instead of heading to court to challenge the election outcome. Amaechi made the call while […]

"How many more people have to die? " asks Adesua Etomi as police kills innocent Nigerian

The award-winning actress made her frustrations known via her Instagram page on Monday, April 1, 2019. In her lengthy post, the actress expressed her disappointment over the conduct of the police in the country and they have continued to cut short the lives of innocent young Nigerians. “I am SO SICK of the abuse of […]

Nigeria lets contract for Port Harcourt refinery revamp

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This suspected female thief was burnt to death in Cross Rivers (Photos)

A suspected female thief was reportedly set ablaze by a mob in Obudu, Cross Rivers state yesterday December 29th. A Facebook user identified as Anya Vincent took to the platform to share the new. According to Vincent, residents of the area alleged that the lady assists robbers who terrorize the area. Read what he wrote below ”This happened […]

SYNLAB Nigeria Launches Facility in Calabar

Rebecca Ejifoma SYNLAB Nigeria has formally launched its new laboratory facility in Calabar, the Cross River State capital for quality laboratory tests and support for doctors. The new facility is meant to provide quality laboratory tests, support doctors with accurate test results and improve the quality of healthcare in Cross River State and its environs. […]

Anambra govt, World bank to support Moribund Industries in the state

THE Anambra State government has initiated measures to assist and revive ailing and moribund industries in the state. To this end, it played host to International Finance Corporation of the World Bank who toured some major industries in the State. Staff of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency, as well as the Ministry of […]

Know Your Governors-elect!

Below are the faces of some of the governors-elect across the federation. Just so you know them, reports Olaseni Durojaiye Abia State: Okezie Ikpeazu Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Okezie Ikpeazu retains his seat. The incumbent governor scored 261,127 votes to coast home ahead of other candidates, including Uche Ogah of the All […]

Why accusation of anti-party against me won’t stand – Niger Delta minister

Pastor Usani Uguru Usani is the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Until his appointment, he was the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross Rivers state. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on his suspension by the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), anti-party allegation and how he delivered the party […]

Sports

MUTIU ADEPOJU: The Damman Miracle of ’89 Remains My Best Moment

MUTIU ADEPOJU Why I’m Called the Headmaster Deft feet, athletic body, intuitive fast pace, expansive vision on the pitch, robust midfield management and a head for goals; few footballers have that genius at a go. One of Nigeria’s greatest football midfield maestros, Mutiu ‘Headmaster’ Adepoju, fits that bill. An illustrious player, intrepid and indefatigable, he […]

Super Falcons stars Asisat Oshoala, Oparanozie unveil Nigeria’s 2019 World Cup jerseys in France

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will be competing at their eighth straight FIFA Women’s World Cup.  For this edition holding in France, Nigeria’s women will be wearing the home and away Nike jerseys that were unveiled in 2018.   Nike first unveiled the two jerseys-the home pitch-green strip with white and black patterns and the all-green […]

Victor Moses says he miss playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria

The 28-year-old superstar announced his retirement from the Nigerian men’s senior football team in 2018 much to the shock of football loving Nigerians. Moses has however stated in a report to the Turkish media that he misses Nigerian supporters cheering him on whenever he put on the green and white. He said, “I feel love […]

Akinlabi Park: Another Big Boost for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has never hidden its plan to woo players of Nigerian descent to the Super Eagles fold and Real Madrid attacking midfielder, Olawale Akinlabi Park could be the latest addition    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), was handed a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid youth-teamer Marvin Olawale Akinlabi Park […]

Shape up or Ship out’, – Nigerian fans warn Rohr

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Africa News

Nigeria: You Can’t Become President Through Backdoor

Photo: Vanguard By Soni Daniel The federal government on Thursday warned the Presidential candidate of the of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, not to do anything that could land him in avoidable trouble by desperately trying to become president through the backdoor after being rejected by Nigerians at the polls. The Minister of Information, […]

Nigeria: Monalisa Chinda

Photo: Blogspot The name Monalisa Chinda rings a bell. She’s one of the stunning faces to emerge in the entertainment scene in the 90s, and in no time, became one of Nollywood’s sweethearts and leading actresses. The lovely mother of one who seems to be in her acting “transition haze”, shares some interesting moments of […]

Kenya: City Hospital Denies Role in Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery

Photo: Nairobi News By Maureen Kakah A city hospital where a woman died as a result of a botched breast enlargement operation has defended itself against accusations that it had a role in her death. In an affidavit filed in court Monday, Nairobi Hospital said Ms June Wanza succumbed to complications arising from the surgery […]

Kenya: Kenyans Now Wait for Action As Graft Summit Ends

By Edwin Okoth When in 2017 a seemingly frustrated President Uhuru Kenyatta posed “mnataka nifanye nini?” (What do you want me to do?), many interpreted the now famous rhetorical question to mean he had given up on the war against corruption. It was, the President suggested, a lonely fight as individuals and institutions tasked with […]

South Africa: What Matric Pass Rate Means for Universities

Photo: SABC Digital News/YouTube analysis By Suellen Shay, University of Cape Town South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements. These are academic results of students in their final year of high school. The […]

Entertainment

Quitting Nollywood Gave Me Peace Of Mind – Regina Askia-Williams – :::…The Tide News Online:::…

A former Nollywood screen goddess Regina Askia-Williams has revealed that she has no regrets whatsoever leaving the Nigeria movie industry widely known as Nollywood. In a recount question and answer session with her fans on instagram, the actress turned nurse said she was fullfiled and contented with a real career that feed her body and […]

Malawian boy saves famine-stricken village with wind turbine in Berlinale movie

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 25: (L-R) Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwama, Maxwell Simba and Aïssa Maïga of ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ attend The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival – Day 1 on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images […]

Nigeria: Nollywood Producer Condemns Nudity in Movies

By Igho Oyoyo Esther Dansidi, a producer in Nigerian Nollywood movie industry, has condemned the act of nudity in movies, advising Nigerian movie producers to overlook the desire to showcase complete nudity in movies, because it is against the country’s morals and values. Dansidi, also known as Miss Tree Hill, who just produced a movie […]

Nollywood’s Best Actors Just Explained What Fame Means For Them

Nollywood actors are paying the price of fame daily. They also experience personal struggles and still have to fight the public off. No one else seems to be empathic about it as they are often considered to have the most perfect lives. Their lives are not always as perfect and sadly many have accepted the […]

Nollywood Executives Are Demanding Better Stories For Movies

Good movies and good stories are integrated elements and to a large extent, the outcome of any good movie is dependent on its script. Nollywood producers like surprises, they want your script to overwhelm them. Before approaching producers in Nollywood with your movie script – ask yourself if your story and the characters you have […]

Health

PHC, Strong Political Will Critical to Remodeling our Health Care Sector

A policy dialogue for ideas and action for the Nigerian health sector, themed “Disrupting Health Care – PPPs as a Model for Health System Strengthening in Nigeria, organised by PharmAccess Foundation in partnership with Nigeria Health Watch, attracted stakeholders from across the sector. The aim of the health dialogue was to have a wider discussion […]

Child Mortality Rate: FG Declares State Of Emergency On Public Health

National Health Care Agency Moves To Tackle Child Mortality Rate In Nigeria The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has declared a state of public health emergency over maternal newborn and child death occurring at the primary health centers. A similar declaration is expected in states in the next few days to track maternal […]

Nigeria’s Healthcare Headache

Have you ever visited a government hospital in any part of this country? You would recoil at the state they are in. Yes, healthcare services in Nigeria are on a poor scale with numbers of Nigerians dying just because they can’t get good treatment. Those who can help it prefer private hospitals while those who […]

Good health is still a privilege, not a right in Nigeria. Here is why | The ICIR

DIRECTOR  General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros  Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in his speech during an event in Geneva to mark the 2019 World Health Day on Sunday said that all people deserve access to health services “when and where they need them, without financial hardship.” He concluded by saying, health is a right and not […]

‘80% of Primary Healthcare Facilities in Nigeria not Functional’

Ayodeji Ake The Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation, Njide Ndili has stated that despite having about 30,000 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across Nigeria, only about 20 per cent functions per time, thereby disenfranchising many Nigerians of accessible healthcare services. Addressing journalists at the press conference organised by Sterling Bank Plc in Lagos recently to officially announce […]