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The Chinese Ambassador-designate to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, says under the China Communist Party (CPC) currently led by Xi Jinping, China has been greatly developed.

Chinese communist party celebrates 100 years

The Chinese Ambassador-designate to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, says under the China Communist Party (CPC) currently led by Xi Jinping, China has been greatly developed.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua could face Francis Ngannou

Anthony Joshua could go up against UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou in the boxing ring, according to Eddie Hearn.
Nigerian singer and actor, Olurotimi Akinosho, better known as Rotimi, says he was excited to be a part of the new movie, “Coming 2 America,” saying that the movie portrayed Africa in a good light

Rotimi: Coming 2 America paints Africa positively

Rotimi said: “Being on the project was something legendary. I felt like I was a part of something generational. As a first generation Nigerian-American, I watched the first part of the movie as early as when I was six years old. I recall that I was then living in a one-bedroom apartment in East Orange, New Jersey, United States of America, with my family.”
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Ex-VC: Why appointment of UI vice chancellors is always problematic

The immediate past Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Idowu Olayinka, said the UI VC selection process had always been marred with conflicts of interest that had made the process tough and competitive from time immemorial.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - December 12, 2020 General view of the Manchester United crest on a corner flag before the match Pool via REUTERS-Phil Noble

Manchester United’s title aspirations set for Anfield acid test

They are top of the Premier League table after New Year’s Day for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s glittering dynasty ended with his retirement in 2013, since when they watched first Manchester City and then Liverpool disappear into the distance.
Nigerian-American actor and singer, Rotimi Akinosho, has announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Vanessa Mdee, a Tanzanian singer.

Nigerian-American actor Rotimi Akinosho engages Tanzanian lover

Nigerian-American actor and singer, Rotimi Akinosho, has announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Vanessa Mdee, a Tanzanian singer.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” in which Chadwick Boseman performed for a final time prior to his death in August at age 43, premieres on Friday on Netflix.

Chadwick Boseman’s last performance is a bittersweet gift

“While ‘Black Panther’ remains an enormous part of Boseman’s legacy, his flashy, fast-talking role here — using music as a means of seduction — demonstrates his extraordinary range and, at least while watching, nearly erases considerations beyond what’s on screen, which is no small feat,” CNN writer Brian Lowry wrote in his review.
China’s first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced.

China’s first reusable spacecraft lands after two-day flight

China’s first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced.
Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.

Eld-el-Fitr: House of Reps minority caucus urges Nigeria’s rebirth

The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has congratulated Nigerians on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, calling on them to use the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to foster a national rebirth.

JNI suspends Eid prayer, asks Muslims to pray at home

The Sultan of Sokoto led Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has directed Muslims in Nigeria to pray at home with their families on Sallah day, as the eid prayer congregation remained suspended due to COVID-19.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Schools, churches, mosques, entertainment centres remain shut in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said all schools, churches, mosques and entertainment centres, such as event centres, bars, night clubs and others will remain shut to check the spread of Coronavirus.
Universal Pictures has delayed the release of F9, the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, to 2021 amid coronavirus fears.

Universal Pictures delays F9 to April 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic

Universal Pictures has delayed the release of F9, the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, to 2021 amid coronavirus fears.

Easter celebration: Cleric tasks Christians on true worship

As Nigerians celebrate Easter this weekend, Diocesan Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Anglican Communion, His Lordship, Rt. Rev. (Dr) Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye, has tasked Christians on the essence of true worship.

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Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways.
Abubakar Sani Bello

Niger governor: Video of Boko Haram forcefully converting people to Islam fake

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello debunked a video now going viral on social media of Boko Haram elements forcefully converting people to Islam.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers from the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, said the review had become necessary to promote peace and development in the various communities.

Bayelsa government wades into communal crisis, warns against gunrunning

The Bayelsa State Government has read the riot act to those engaged in gunrunning in the state and warned such persons to desist from the unwholesome activity or they would face the full wrath of the law
Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland because of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s wage demands.

Borussia Dortmund confident of retaining Erling Haaland in 2021

The Norwegian international has been heavily linked with a mega money move away from the Bundesliga giants with La Liga pair Barcelona and Real Madrid both tracking him with interest.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

Troops nab Boko Haram’s collaborators in Yobe

Less than 48 hours after the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, renamed Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’ (OLD) to Operation ‘Hadin Kai’ for mobilizing critical stakeholders’ in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, residents have started providing useful information to the military in their communities.

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The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NGX rebounds by 1.75% on Dangote Cement, MTNN gains

Trading returned to positive territory on Thursday with the key indices rebounding by 1.75 per cent , amid gains by some highly capitalised stocks.

Pharmacists harp on vector control to avert $1 billion loss annually to malaria

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Malaria Day, the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has called for improved vector control to avert the estimated $1billion loss due to malaria-related absenteeism and production losses annually.
A man walks next to closed shops of Tehran Bazaar following the tightening of restrictions to curb the surge of COVID-19 cases, Tehran, Iran April 10, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran fears South African, Indian variants as daily virus deaths hit record

Iran has found three suspected cases of the coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said on Tuesday, calling it an alarm bell after COVID-19 deaths hit a daily record of 496 a day earlier.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor: Surrendering to criminals not an option

Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication) said in a statement on Tuesday, that amidst the violence unleashed by criminal elements on the people of Kaduna State, some commentators have responded by blaming KDSG for asserting that the duty of the state is to uphold the law and not to reward hoodlums for violating the lives, property and liberties of citizens.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm kidnap case in Osun

The police in Osun on Monday confirmed a case of kidnapping at Osu on the Akure-Ilesa highway.