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Lynch Mob, Broken System

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Gettyy Images/AFP/A. Vincento. “Never again!” That phrase was made popular by survivors of the Holocaust in which six million European Jews were systematically murdered in pogroms, mass shootings and gas chambers during World War II by Hitler’s forces. The phrase is thought to have been borrowed from a 1927 poem by Yitzhak Lamdan, Read More…

Business Securities Top Story

SEC Nigeria publishes rules on crypto assets

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a set of regulations for digital assets, signalling Africa’s most populous country is trying to find a middle ground between an outright ban on crypto-assets and their unregulated use. Nigeria’s central bank last year banned banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story

Confusion as Goodluck Jonathan and group alleged to have bought his APC nomination form both deny

Reading Time: 3 minutes Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian President, considers it an insult for an unknown group to purchase an All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential nomination form for him, his spokesman has said. Also, the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), a Fulani socio-cultural organisation has denied they bought President Jonathan an APC presidential nomination form. Read More…

Aviation Business Top Story

Ibom Air breaks ranks with Nigerian domestic aviators’ plan to stop flights over jet fuel cost

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Uyo-based airline, Ibom Air, on Saturday said it will not take part in an industry plan to stop flights from Monday over the high cost of jet fuel, saying the move would affect revenues needed to service obligations to financiers and suppliers. The Airline Operators of Nigeria association said on Friday that members will stop Read More…

Health Nigeria Top Story World

Nigerian traveller linked to newly-found rare monkeypox infection in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A Nigerian traveller has been linked to a rare viral monkeypox infection discovered by the English health authorities, it was reported on Saturday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement that the case of a person who had recently travelled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit Read More…

Business Europe Oil & Gas Top Story Ukraine World

Africa is imperfect solution to Europe’s gas woes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Africa has become Europe’s latest gas hunting ground. Moscow’s decision to halt supplies to Poland and Bulgaria has sharpened concerns about the bloc’s Russian energy addiction. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has already rushed to sign deals with Algeria, Egypt and the Congo Republic to curb his country’s reliance on Moscow. Africa’s vast fossil fuel Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

Police intercept cannabis worth N3m in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have intercepted 10 bags of illicit drugs worth N3 million and suspected to be Indian Hemp. Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. Hundeyin said that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives on a routine patrol intercepted the vehicle Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Top Story TV & Film

Agesinkole ‘King of Thieves’ generates N170m in 3 weeks

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo, says his new epic movie, titled ‘King of Thieves’ known as Agesinkole, generated over N170 million in its first three weeks premiere at the cinema. Adebayo disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ilorin. He said the movie, which cost him several Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Music & Nightlife Top Story

Ace Nigerian singer Burna Boy sells out Madison Square Garden

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, thrilled music lovers in New York with an electrifying performance on Thursday night at the prestigious Madison Square Garden. The historic concert with the caption ‘One Night In Space’, has made Burna Boy the first Nigerian artiste to perform at the famous Madison Square Read More…