National Politics Top Story

INEC declares Prof. Soludo winner in Anambra guber polls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Nairametrics, Naija News. Awka, Nov.10, 2021(NAN) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the winner of November 6 governorship election in Anambra. Soludo polled a total of 112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party Read More…

Abroad Education Top Story

[Pictures] Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Malala Yousafzai/Twitter. LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012, has got married, she said on social media on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who lives in Britain, said she Read More…

Environment National Top Story

COP26: Woodsmoke clouds Nigeria’s carbon reduction plans

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. LAGOS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Nigerians have been lining up to buy Adunni Abdul’s moimoi – black-eyed peas steamed in leaves – for more than a decade in the vast tech accessories market in Lagos. Five years ago, she ditched the smoke that came with it; now it is Read More…

Metro Religion Top Story

Taiwo Odukoya’s wife, Nomthi, dies of cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Fountain of Life Church. Fountain of Life Church has announced the death of their Senior Pastor’s Wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya. The church made the announcement in a statement they posted on their social media platforms. According to the statement, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya died from a cancer she had been battling in the last Read More…

Crime Metro Murder Top Story

Banana Island murder: Danish man tells court he and wife were intimate before her death

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Dane, Peter Nielsen, charged with murder of his Nigerian wife and daughter, on Tuesday said that he woke up one morning and found them dead on their kitchen floor. Nielsen testified before a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square. Nielsen said he watched a football match together with his wife and was Read More…

Crime Metro Murder Top Story

In Ataga murder case, illegible statements, inaudible audio cause adjournment of Chidinma’s trial

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following defence counsels’ complaints on Tuesday that the statements and audio served on them were illegible and inaudible, the trial judge in the Michael Usifo Ataga murder case, Justice Yetunde Adesanya directed the prosecution to make available clear proofs of evidence to the defence before the end of day. The complaint by the defence counsel Read More…

COVID19 Health National Top Story

Nigeria administers 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 112 million by 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: WHO. Abuja, Nov. 8, 2021(NAN) The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), has vaccinated 5,770,899 eligible persons with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination while 3,146,885 have taken the second dose (fully vaccinated). The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, NPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Bulama Garba, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, at the Read More…

Featured Notes Utibe Ukim

[VIDEO] Remembering Flight ADK 086 of Nov 7, 1996

Reading Time: 8 minutes Image Credits: Utibe Ukim/Facebook. Video reconstruction now available NOVEMBER 7, 1996 was to be a busy evening in Abuja for me. I had scheduled an interview and a photo session with the chef at the Nicon Noga Hilton, now Transcorp Hilton, for the December edition of the ADC Airlines’ inflight magazine, The Plume, which I Read More…

Crime fraud National Top Story

Maina sentenced to a total of 61 years, to serve 8 years

Reading Time: 6 minutes Judge lambasts prosecution for not joining two banks – UBA and Fidelity – as accomplices Even though he has been sentenced to a total of 61 years on money laundering charges, former Nigerian Pensions boss, Abdulrasheed Maina will serve just eight years as all the convictions against him will run concurrently. Delivering judgment against the Read More…