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Abia uncovers 70 bodies in forest raid

The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has disclosed that 20 decomposing bodies and skeletons were discovered by security operatives during a raid of forests around the Lokpanta Cattle Market in the Umunneochi axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. He said another 50  bodies were also found around the market, while the payment of ransom to suspected kidnappers was equally traced to the market. Otti disclosed this on Sunday during the […]

todayOctober 30, 2023 76


FULL LIST: Africa Movie Academy Awards 2023 winners

The 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards was held on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the prestigious Balmoral Convention Centre in Ikeja, Lagos. Filmmakers from around the world gathered at the awards gala to honour and recognise the outstanding achievements in African cinema. The event served as a platform to celebrate the very best in the industry, bringing together talented individuals from diverse backgrounds under one roof. Nancy […]

todayOctober 30, 2023 81


Contributory pension: NLC, retirees lament as 26 states fail to join scheme

•Lagos, five others in full compliance, contributory pension scheme inevitable, says PenCom •Withholding pension immoral, says NLC, retirement now death sentence, retirees kick Only six states and the Federal Capital Territory have fully implemented the Contributory Pension Scheme as of the end of June 2023, according to the National Pension Commission. According to PenCom’s second quarter report for 2023, apart from the FCT, states fully implementing the CPS are Lagos, Osun, […]

todayOctober 19, 2023 79


Undefeated Makhmudov vows to ‘destroy’ Fury, Joshua

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua remain two of the biggest names in the heavyweight division, with clear targets on their backs for any man looking to make a statement as the next big thing. Fury remains undefeated in his campaign, a two-time heavyweight champion who is just one fight away from challenging to become the first undisputed titlist in the division since Lennox Lewis. That was always a goal of Joshua’s, […]

todayOctober 16, 2023 24


Fleeing driver rams into stationary truck, dies

A yet-to-be-identified driver has reportedly died while trying to escape from being attacked on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The accident reportedly involved one blue Mercedes Benz truck with number plate RBC110XJ and one ash Toyota Sienna car with number plate EKY240HA.

todayOctober 16, 2023 36


AWE to empower 120 women with entrepreneurial skills

The US Mission launched its fifth edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria, in partnership with Ascend Studios to empower 120 women in business. In a statement, it disclosed that AWE would provide 120 women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, network, and access needed to launch and scale successful businesses. According to the statement, the participants were selected from over 3,000 applicants from all regions of Nigeria, and already […]

todaySeptember 8, 2023 17


NNPCL intensifies anti-theft battle as oil output declines

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is stepping up efforts to combat oil theft in the Niger Delta, as the country’s oil production continues to plummet, writes OPEOLUWANI AKINTAYO In an update on its fight against crude oil theft in the country in July, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited said it uncovered 162 illegal pipeline connections and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, mostly in Bayelsa State. In a two-minute […]

todaySeptember 5, 2023 8


PICTORIAL: Drama as security aide denies Shaibu access to Obaseki

There was a drama in Edo State Government House as security personnel restrained the deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, from assessing the Governor, Godwin Obaseki at a public function on Sunday. In the viral photos on social media platforms, Obaseki was seen sitting with his wife while the security aide stood in front of him to stop the access at the Interdenominational Thanksgiving Church Service to mark Edo’s 32nd year anniversary, […]

todayAugust 28, 2023 9


Wema Bank’s profit rises by 97 per cent to N10.48bn

Wema Bank said its profit after tax rose by 97 per cent in the first half of 2023 financial period to N10.48bn from N5.30bn in H1, 2022. It disclosed this in its unaudited financial statements for the period ended June 2023, filed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited. The bank achieved improved performance including gross earnings of N89.09bn, a year-on-year increase of 49 per cent (H1, 2022: N59.59bn). Interest income went […]

todayJuly 31, 2023 9


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