Home Topics Background

Background

Children hold kites as the Petare neighbourhood celebrates the 400th anniversary of its founding, in Caracas, Venezuela, February 17, 2021. The writing on the kite reads- Petare, 400 years. REUTERS-Leonardo Fernandez Viloria

Venezuela’s largest impoverished district marks 400th anniversary with kite festival

In Venezuela’s sprawling impoverished Petare neighborhood on the east end of Caracas, dozens of children and residents flew kites to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of what was once a small village outside the capital.
Google is releasing a developer preview for the next version of Android, Android 12, for Pixel devices today. As is the norm for Google, the very first previews of Android are full of a lot of developer-facing changes.

Android 12 developer preview now available with many updates

Google is releasing a developer preview for the next version of Android, Android 12, for Pixel devices today. As is the norm for Google, the very first previews of Android are full of a lot of developer-facing changes. Android 12 has updates to how the OS handles images, video, and future security updates.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA announces appointment of chief operating officers for Women’s World Cup 2023

On Tuesday, world football governing body, FIFA, announced the appointment of two Chief Operating Officers (COOs) in Australia and New Zealand respectively for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 that will be jointly hosted by both countries.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday night denied reports that the Chairman-designate, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was arrested and detained by the agency under former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks.

Group drums support for EFCC chairmanship-nominee

The Coalition for Probity and Accountability in Nigeria (CPAN) has commended President Muhammad Buhari for the nomination of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Russia ready to cooperate with new WTO chief – minister

Russia is ready to cooperate with the newly-appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, whose experience and authority will allow her successfully resolve topical issues.

Anambra election: We shall move our members to the polling booth – PFN chair

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in the state, Bishop Moses Ezedebego, has declared that as part of efforts being made by PFN to make meaningful contributions to the development, peace and progress of the state, all eligible voters that worship in pentecostal churches across the 326 wards in the State would be at the polling booth to participate in electing the next governor of the State.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor blames Samuel Ortom for Fulani’s negative perception

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has blamed his Benue State counterpart, Governor Samuel Ortom, and his ‘lack of foresight’ for the negative perception of Fulani herders in the country.
Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Bello Adoke (SAN).

Malabu scandal: Ex-AGF petitions IGP over ‘forged’ email

Adoke, in his petition dated February 5, claimed that the evidence presented against him at the Italian court was “forged” with the intent to interfere with the course of justice.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor asks new Head of Service to flush out ghost workers

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade on Tuesday charged the new Head of Service, Mrs Geraldine Akpet-Ekanem to flush out ghost workers from the system.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps insists on investigating ‘financial mismanagement’ in NNPC pensions, refineries

The House of Representatives has stated its resolve to investigate alleged financial mismanagement in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and 17 other subsidiary agencies.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) of South Africa has announced that it will reduce convicted killer Oscar Pistorius’ sentence after it emerged that its judgment failed to consider the 506 days that he had already served for the murder of girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius will be eligible for parole in March 2023

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) of South Africa has announced that it will reduce convicted killer Oscar Pistorius’ sentence after it emerged that its judgment failed to consider the 506 days that he had already served for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

Joe Biden may attend next AU summit, pledges support for Africa

President Joe Biden of the United States of America has assured the African union of cooperation and expressed hope that he would physically attend the next AU summit.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola stokes up war of words against Jürgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Governor Dapo Abiodun - Ogun Isolation Corornavirus Center 1

Herders eviction: Ogun governor warns against violence

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has warned indigenes and residents against violent attacks on people of other tribes residing in the state.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: Why I pay for every cow killed in Abia

Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has alleged that some unidentified individuals were working to ensure that they create anarchy and confusion through the herdsmen-farmer crisis currently rocking the country.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi governor threatens to sue PTF for declaring state coronavirus epicentre

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has hinted that he may take legal action against the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control if they continue to speak against Kogi’s worsening pandemic status.
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has taken to social media to give thanks to God after he survived a car accident on December 13.

Jim Iyke: Why I prefer Davido to Wizkid

Superstar and widely acclaimed Nollywood “Bad Boy”, Jim Iyke has chosen his favourite between the two Nigerian leading Afro-pop stars— Wizkid and Davido.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, has been nominated to attend a five months Strategic and Defence Course at Santiago Chile (from 8 March – 30 July 2021).

President Buhari’s ADC to attend promotional course in Santiago

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, has been nominated to attend a five months Strategic and Defence Course at Santiago Chile (from 8 March – 30 July 2021).
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

2023 Presidency: NCCL vows to buy nomination form for Yahaya Bello

A pro youths group, the North Central Coalition For Leadership (NCCL), has promised to purchase the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination Form for Governor Yahaya Bello if he decides to contest for the 2023 presidential election.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023 Presidency: Group to buy nomination form for Yahaya Bello

A pro youths group, the North Central Coalition For Leadership (NCCL), has promised to purchase the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination Form for Governor Yahaya Bello if he decides to contest for the 2023 presidential election.
A former Arsenal academy player Tyrell Robinson has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and taking a photograph of his friend in bed with two naked 14-year-olds the same night, reports Mirror.

Former Arsenal player jailed for having sex with 14-year-old

A former Arsenal academy player Tyrell Robinson has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and taking a photograph of his friend in bed with two naked 14-year-olds the same night, reports Mirror.
The President, Vision Africa International and the Co-Chair of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government against further borrowing from both international and national financial organisations in order not to mortgage the future of the country’s children.

Bishop Onuoha: Don’t invite another civil war

Co-Chairman, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace and Methodist Church Bishop, Sunday Onuoha, has warned against invitation of another civil war by some individuals through utterances and actions.

Recent Stories

Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

Most Popular

FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Appeal Court strikes out Facebook’s appeal against trademark judgment

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Tuesday, dismissed Facebook’s appeal challenging the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which awarded N10 million against it (Facebook) in favour of a Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprise, as damages for unlawfully interfering with the use of the firm’s trademark.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys released

A very competent source told newsmen that the abductees are on their way to Minna and should be in the Niger State capital in a couple of hours.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Monday met behind closed door to chart ways of addressing the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

Insecurity: President Buhari, senate president hold talks

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Monday met behind closed door to chart ways of addressing the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

New coronavirus variant discovered in Nigeria, 15 countries

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that a new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Jose Mourinho: I’ll make good history with Tottenham

In a monologue on the demands placed on managers and his own legacy in his press conference to preview Wednesday’s Europa League game with Wolfsberger, Mourinho said he isn’t feeling “depressed” about the situation and still “wakes up wanting to come to work”.