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World Bank condemns FG as high inflation worsens poverty

The World Bank has stated that the Federal Government of Nigeria did not take any concerted action towards curbing inflation in 2021 despite inflation shock pushing an estimated eight million Nigerians below the poverty line. This was contained in the latest edition of the Washington-based bank ‘Nigeria Development Update’ report 2021. It said, “Double-digit inflation rates […]

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Mali’s ‘contagious’ coup may influence other West African countries: ECOWAS

The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, said the coup in Mali was “contagious” and had led to subsequent coups in the region. Mr Akufo-Addo explained that Mali’s coup in August 2020, was followed by a second military coup in the West African nation in May 2020, […]

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What next administration will inherit from me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja pledged his commitment to hand over a strong repositioned agriculture-led, diversified home-grown economy, stable democracy and revamped armed and security forces to the next administration. Speaking at a dinner in honour of the 2022 Committee of Business, Political, Media and Civil Society Leaders, the President said he was […]

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Burkina Faso: ECOWAS to dispatch delegation to engage coupists

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWA) Authority of Heads of State and Government, on Friday, resolved to engage with the leaders of the junta that recently seized authority in Burkina Faso. The delegation from ECOWAS is expected to unravel the remote and immediate causes that necessitated the coupists to seize power from the […]

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JUST IN: UAE lifts entry restrictions on Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

The United Arab Emirates is set to lift its entry and transit ban on travellers who had recently visited South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and eight other African countries. The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Wednesday it was lifting the ban initially imposed in light of the Omicron variant […]

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Nigerians react to video of Big Brother South Africa contestants during bathroom hours

Nigerians on social media have shared their thoughts on a video of Big Brother South Africa contestants showering together. The third edition of the reality show, also known as BBMzansi, started on Sunday night, January 23 with 18 contestants. However, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has banned the show from airing in Nigeria because of […]

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Comedienne Lepacious Bose Distances Self From Online Weight-loss Products

Lepacious Bose Popular Nigerian comedienne, Bose Ogunboye, popularly known as Lepacious Bose, has warned her fans to purchase weight loss products from fraudsters who use her image to market their products. The actress on Saturday took to her verified Instagram page to share screenshots of Facebook posts about weight-loss products, as she dissociated herself from […]

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Morocco Becomes The Leader in Peer-2-Peer Crypto Trading in North Africa

Although many countries around the world, including Morocco, work on issuing different types of restricting measures against the crypto trading market, the interest of it continues to grow rapidly in different parts of the world.  Recently, new data was published which suggests that Morocco, even though it had announced different types of regulations of the […]

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Defence chief: Military loyal to Nigeria’s democracy

Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff has pledged the loyalty of the military leadership to democratic rule in the country. The pledge was made known on Friday by Irabor during an interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television’s programme, ahead of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. “Today, I believe that Nigerians are no longer in […]

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Omicron currently the dominant COVID variant in Cabo verde, Nigeria – WHO declares

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that the Omicron is currently the dominant COVID variant in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria had recorded 45 cases of the variant as of December 20. The world health body via a statement released on Thursday said 30 African countries – and at […]

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Omicron now dominant COVID-19 variant in Nigeria – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says Omicron is currently the dominant COVID-19 variant in Nigeria. On Thursday, the body said 30 African countries, and at least 142 worldwide, had detected the strain. The Delta variant has been reported in 42 African nations, according to the United Nations (UN) health agency. “Omicron sequences in Cabo Verde, […]

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Shatta Wale doesn’t own SHAXI; he’s only the face of the brand – Man alleges, reveals real owner

– Advertisement – Ghanaian dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, popularly known as Shatta Wale, is allegedly not the owner of SHAXI, a newly launched ride-hailing service in Ghana, as he has made us believe. This was made known by a social media commentator on Facebook who appears to know more than many of […]

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APC ex-zonal vice chair, Ntufam Etta joins Cross River governorship race

The former National Vice Chairman, Southsouth, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Hilliard Etta, has expressed interest to join the race to secure the party’s ticket 2023 governorship election in Cross River . Etta, who spoke during an interaction with reporters in Calabar at the weekend, said he would soon come up with his […]

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Nigeria’s Inflation Rate May Be Among World’s Highest In 2022 – World Bank

Nigeria may have one of the highest inflation rates in the world in 2022, the World Bank has disclosed. Following increasing prices diminishing the welfare of Nigerian households, the international finance institution projected that the West African country might have one of the highest inflation rates globally and the seventh highest among Sub-Saharan African countries […]

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Stonebwoy Begs Nigerians For Forgiveness Following Backlash After Backing Shatta Wale’s Claim (Video)

Ghanaian singer, Livingstone Satekla aka Stonebwoy has begged Nigerians for forgiveness after he had backed a claim made by controversial singer, Shatta Wale. Stonebwoy begged Nigerians following his meeting with Davido in Ghana. He made this appeal in a video shared by the Nigerian award-winning singer, Davido, on his Instagram story. In the video where […]

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’57, 261 direct jobs, passage of PIA’ – Lai Mohammed lists Buhari’s achievements in 2021

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has announced 100 achievements of the Buhari administration in 2021. Mohammed while addressing a press conference in Lagos on Thursday said despite challenges that came with 2021, the administration made “tremendous” progress in fighting insecurity and growing the economy. “What we have done here is to highlight the major […]

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Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha reveals those behind insecurity in Nigeria

Major Hamza Al- Mustapha, former Nigerian military ruler General Sani Abacha’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), has claimed that wealthy people with access to weapons and hard drugs are to blame for the insecurity plaguing various parts of the country. Major Al-Mustapha added that dealing with the current situation holistically will necessitate the participation of all […]

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Wizkid drops a deep message for Shatta Wale for insulting Nigerians (Video)

Award-winning Nigerian singer professionally known as Wizkid has reacted to Shatta Wale’s recent insults on Nigerians over their lack of support for musicians from other countries. According to Wizkid in the middle of a performance, everyone from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and other African countries are one and the same hence we should all promote the […]

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Biden to lift travel ban on African countries over Omicron on NYE

​imposed on eight southern African countriesafter the discovery of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 last month, the White House said Friday.  ​The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended ending the restrictions, which will expire Dec. 31, administration spokesman Kevin Munoz said in a statement. ​ “First, our nation’s health officials have made progress in understanding Omicron; importantly, […]

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