SPOTLIGHT

Nigeria Reports 22 Building Collapses, 33 Deaths, Urges Immediate Action

Nigeria faces a surge in building collapses, with 22 incidents in 2024. COREN calls for urgent action and collaboration to address the crisis.

Tinubu Intervenes in Minimum Wage Talks, Secures N70,000 Agreement

President Tinubu secures a new minimum wage of N70,000 to address economic challenges faced by Nigerian workers.

NASS Approves N6.2 Trillion Budget Increase, Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The National Assembly approves a N6.2 trillion budget increase, supporting a minimum wage hike and funding critical infrastructure projects.

NCDC Warns of Yellow Fever Spike Amid Cholera Outbreak

NCDC warns of increasing yellow fever cases during Nigeria's worsening cholera outbreak, deploying rapid response teams to affected states.

Okupe Claims Obi Betrayed Atiku, Cuts Ties With Him

Okupe criticizes Obi's decision to leave PDP and run for president, accusing him of betrayal and exposing political rifts in Nigeria.

Wrong Diagnosis Leading to Patient Deaths in Nigerian Hospitals

Rising misdiagnoses in Nigerian hospitals lead to preventable deaths, prompting calls for urgent reforms in training, technology, and diagnostic protocols.

Why We Accepted N70,000 Minimum Wage – Labour

Nigeria's unions and government agree on a new minimum wage of 70,000 naira.

Tinubu Intervenes in Minimum Wage Talks, Secures N70,000 Agreement

President Tinubu secures a new minimum wage of N70,000 to address economic challenges faced by Nigerian workers.

NEWS

Okupe Claims Obi Betrayed Atiku, Cuts Ties With Him

Okupe criticizes Obi's decision to leave PDP and run for president, accusing him of betrayal and exposing political rifts in Nigeria.

Nigeria Reports 22 Building Collapses, 33 Deaths, Urges Immediate Action

Nigeria faces a surge in building collapses, with 22 incidents in 2024. COREN calls for urgent action and collaboration to address the crisis.

Tinubu’s N100,000 Wage Blocked by Governors

The NLC Lagos Council criticizes the new N70,000 minimum wage as inadequate for Lagos workers, citing high living costs and governors' influence on the decision.

Why We Accepted N70,000 Minimum Wage – Labour

Nigeria's unions and government agree on a new minimum wage of 70,000 naira.

Tinubu Intervenes in Minimum Wage Talks, Secures N70,000 Agreement

President Tinubu secures a new minimum wage of N70,000 to address economic challenges faced by Nigerian workers.

POLITICS

Okupe Claims Obi Betrayed Atiku, Cuts Ties With Him

Okupe criticizes Obi's decision to leave PDP and run for president, accusing him of betrayal and exposing political rifts in Nigeria.

Rivers State Court Ruling Ignites Political Tensions Among Fubara, Wike Supporters

Rivers State's political landscape heats up as an Appeal Court ruling sparks celebrations and disputes between supporters of Fubara and Wike.

El-Rufai Sues Kaduna Assembly Over Corruption Accusations

Ex-Governor El-Rufai takes legal action against the Kaduna Assembly, disputing allegations of financial mismanagement during his tenure.

Zoning Debate Heats Up in Anambra Ahead of 2025 Election

The zoning debate intensifies as Anambra's 2025 election nears, with Paul Chukwuma advocating for competence over regional origin.

FG Admits to ₦5.4 Trillion Oil Subsidy in 2024 After Countless Denials

Nigeria's government has admitted to spending ₦5.4 trillion on oil subsidies in 2024 after numerous denials, sparking debate on the sustainability of such subsidies and their economic impact.

Presidents, Governors as Party Leaders Raise Legal, Ethical Concerns

Debate grows over presidents, governors leading parties, posing legal, ethical questions in Nigeria's democratic governance and transparency.

Peter Obi Discusses Potential LP-PDP Merger for 2027 Election

Peter Obi addresses potential LP-PDP merger, prioritizing effective governance and national progress over mere political gains in the 2027 elections.

Peter Obi Meets Atiku, Saraki, Lamido to Discuss Nigeria’s Future

Peter Obi convenes with top PDP figures to deliberate on strategies aimed at tackling Nigeria's pressing issues and loosening the APC's hold on power.

Nigeria’s Immunity Clause: Shield for Governance or Cover for Impunity?

Recent incidents highlight how Nigeria's immunity clause might be shielding officials from accountability rather than just distractions.

Court Orders Suspension of Pro-Wike Speaker and Legislators in Rivers Drama

The Rivers State High Court has issued a directive for the suspension of Martin...

Kwara State Debates Future Leadership as Regional Tensions Rise

As Governor AbdulRazaq's term ends, Kwara State debates its next leader's origin, stirring discussions on identity and equity.

Rivers New Factional Speaker Annuls Laws Passed by Defected Lawmakers

Rivers State finds itself embroiled in a legislative crisis as the newly elected factional...

PDP in Turmoil: Leadership Exodus Shakes Southeast Nigeria

Significant defections from the PDP in Southeast Nigeria threaten its stability. Leaders like Emeka Ihedioha leave, exposing severe internal conflicts and reshaping the region's political power dynamics.

APC Faces Deepening Crisis as Ganduje’s Suspension Stirs Tension

In Kano State, the APC grapples with escalating internal conflicts as different factions dispute Dr. Ganduje's suspension amid allegations of corruption.

BUSINESS

UAE Denies $10k Bank Balance, N640k Fee for Nigerian Visa Applicants

UAE denies $10,000 bank balance and N640,000 fee for Nigerian visa applicants, clarifying actual requirements and easing travel concerns.

9mobile Ushers in New Era, Appoints Obafemi Banigbe as CEO

Obafemi Banigbe takes the helm as 9mobile's CEO, pledging to drive innovation and growth in the Nigerian telecoms operations.

Kaduna Electric Raises Band A Electricity Tariffs to N209.5/KWh

Kaduna Electric raises Band A electricity rates, prompting discussions and protests over energy costs in Nigeria.

Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Human Rights Suit Against FG

Court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s N1 billion human rights suit, finding no sufficient evidence of rights violations by the DSS or the Nigerian government.

Banks to Deposit Excess Dollars in CBN Lagos, Abuja Offices

CBN sets new deposit guidelines for banks to manage excess foreign currencies, aiming to stabilize the naira.

SOCIETY

NCDC Warns of Yellow Fever Spike Amid Cholera Outbreak

NCDC warns of increasing yellow fever cases during Nigeria's worsening cholera outbreak, deploying rapid response teams to affected states.

FEC Implements Ban on Single-Use Plastics to Combat Pollution

Nigeria takes a major step in environmental policy by banning single-use plastics in all government offices.

ASUU Issues Two-Week Ultimatum to Tinubu Over Governing Council

Discover ASUU's call to action as they issue a two-week ultimatum to Bola Tinubu over the constitution of the governing council for the University of Lagos

Blossom Flow Foundation Takes Bold Steps to Combat Period Poverty in Lagos Prison

World rallies behind Blossom Flow Foundation’s mission combating period poverty in Lagos prison, sparking hope and dignity

Nigeria’s Maternity Dilemma: Tradition vs. Modern Healthcare Innovations

Delve into Nigeria's childbirth landscape, where tradition and modern healthcare intersect, shaping maternal and neonatal outcomes nationwide.

CULTURE

Be Patient with Tinubu’s Administration, Oba of Lagos Tells Nigerians

Oba of Lagos calls for patience and prayers for President Tinubu's administration amidst economic challenges.

National Library Looted, Cultural Heritage Under Threat

Haiti's already precarious situation worsened this week with the looting of the National Library...

Female Entrepreneurs Empower SMEs at UBA’s Women’s Day Event

Learn from leading female entrepreneurs at UBA’s event on building successful, resilient brands and investing in self-development for business growth.

Traditional Textiles Meet Modern Empowerment in Ekiti State Initiative

Ekiti State launches Adire Hub, fostering jobs for youths, widows through traditional textile artistry and entrepreneurship.

Court Orders FG to Crack Down on Journalist Attacks

In a landmark ruling, a Federal High Court mandates government action against perpetrators of violence on journalists, setting a precedent for media safety.

SPORTS

Nigerian Football Faces Crisis: Super Eagles Seek New Coach

Nigerian football faces a crisis as the Super Eagles seek a new coach after Finidi George's resignation, sparking debate over foreign versus local coaching.

Super Eagles Draw Against South Africa, World Cup Hopes Fade

The Super Eagles' World Cup hopes dim after a 1-1 draw with South Africa, marking their third consecutive draw in qualifiers.

Tunde Onakoya Faces 12-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Deborah Quickpen

In an event tagged 'mother of chess match', Tunde Onakoya takes on prodigy Deborah Quickpen, highlighting chess as a catalyst for educational growth.

Mbappe Secures a Five-Year, €150 Million Deal With Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid in a €150 million deal, setting the stage for an exciting future with the La Liga champions.

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta Wins Best Premier League Coach at Globe Soccer Awards

Mikel Arteta wins the Best Premier League Coach title in Sardinia, solidifying his reputation as a top-tier manager in European football.

All STORIES

Okupe Claims Obi Betrayed Atiku, Cuts Ties With Him

Okupe criticizes Obi's decision to leave PDP and run for president, accusing him of betrayal and exposing political rifts in Nigeria.

Wrong Diagnosis Leading to Patient Deaths in Nigerian Hospitals

Rising misdiagnoses in Nigerian hospitals lead to preventable deaths, prompting calls for urgent reforms in training, technology, and diagnostic protocols.

Nigeria Reports 22 Building Collapses, 33 Deaths, Urges Immediate Action

Nigeria faces a surge in building collapses, with 22 incidents in 2024. COREN calls for urgent action and collaboration to address the crisis.

Tinubu’s N100,000 Wage Blocked by Governors

The NLC Lagos Council criticizes the new N70,000 minimum wage as inadequate for Lagos workers, citing high living costs and governors' influence on the decision.

Why We Accepted N70,000 Minimum Wage – Labour

Nigeria's unions and government agree on a new minimum wage of 70,000 naira.

Tinubu Intervenes in Minimum Wage Talks, Secures N70,000 Agreement

President Tinubu secures a new minimum wage of N70,000 to address economic challenges faced by Nigerian workers.

New Waivers Set to Lower Drug Costs in Nigeria

New waivers on pharmaceutical imports in Nigeria are expected to significantly reduce drug costs, improving healthcare affordability and accessibility.

Lagos Fuel Spill Averted by Swift Emergency Response

LASTMA and emergency responders averted a potential disaster in Lagos when a truck carrying PMS overturned, spilling fuel. Swift action prevented a major explosion.

Absence of Data, Skepticisms Hampering Nigeria’s Student Loan Selection

Adetunji Sawyerr highlights data deficiencies and skepticism as key challenges hampering Nigeria's student loan program, calling for urgent reforms.

UAE Denies $10k Bank Balance, N640k Fee for Nigerian Visa Applicants

UAE denies $10,000 bank balance and N640,000 fee for Nigerian visa applicants, clarifying actual requirements and easing travel concerns.

NASS Approves N6.2 Trillion Budget Increase, Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The National Assembly approves a N6.2 trillion budget increase, supporting a minimum wage hike and funding critical infrastructure projects.

PDP Governors Pledge to Reclaim Leadership Across Nigeria

PDP governors, led by Governor Bala Mohammed, pledge to reclaim leadership positions across Nigeria, focusing on unity and strategic governance at a key meeting in Enugu.