News

UK joins Canada, bans Nigeria over Omicron

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Following the fears expressed by Canada,  United Kingdom has added Nigeria to its red list category as it tightens travel restrictions in an effort to limit the spread of the…

Politics

Zulum confirms amnesty repentant Boko Haram terrorists

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has ruled out the prosecution of repentant Boko Haram fighters. While presenting the 2022 budget at the State Assembly, Zulum said insurgents will not…

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Economy

China emerges world richest country

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Global wealth tripled over the last two decades, with China leading the way and overtaking the US for the top spot worldwide, Bloomberg has reported. A report by McKinsey &…

Entertainment

Olu Jacobs has dementia

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Veteran actor Olu Jacobs is battling dementia with lewy bodies, DLB. Jacobs’ wife, Joke Silva, said he had been managing the condition for a couple of years. Jacobs is 79.…

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Sport

D’Tigress protest unpaid wages

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Afrobasket champions, the D’Tigress are protesting over their unpaid wages and allowances. They are also expressing grievances over what they described as unfair treatment meted out to them by the…

Features

GEEP 2.0 offers bigger funding, targets more beneficiaries

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GEEP 2.0 offers higher funding to more beneficiaries Chido Nwakanma A new phase of the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme,GEEP 2.0, took off on 24 August 2021 with one million beneficiaries,…

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Technology

NCC warns Telcos, ISPs over hacking

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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has warned over the existence of another hacking group orchestrating cyberespionage (cyber spying) in the African telecoms space. NCC spokesman, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde said the…

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Banking

First Bank unveils automated branch

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The First Bank of Nigeria Limited has launched a fully automated branch, called the FirstBank Digital Experience Centre. The branch is expected to put customers at an advantage in carrying…

Opinion

Omicron: Travel ban is futile, says Ramaphosa

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My Fellow South Africans,  Earlier this week, our scientists identified a new variant of the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease. The World Health Organisation has named it Omicron and…

Global Trade

China emerges world richest country

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Global wealth tripled over the last two decades, with China leading the way and overtaking the US for the top spot worldwide, Bloomberg has reported. A report by McKinsey &…

Crime

Zulum slams rocket attack in Borno

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has visited persons affected by a rocket attack carried out by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Maiduguri to sympathise with them. The army had earlier said…

Legal

Delta joins investigation of Dowen student’s death

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The Delta State Government has expressed interest in unravelling  issues in the controversial death of Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. Governor  Ifeanyi Okowo said he was fully in support…

Development

FG approves booster jabs

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Booster jabs are available for willing Nigerians from December 10, the Federal Government has announced. Spokesman for the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Mohammed Ohitoto saideligible Nigerians who took…