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Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new deal collapse

Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United after three years as manager when his contract expires next week, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday. “It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on 30th June 2019,” Newcastle said in a statement. Despite failing […]

Russia wants Opec to forge cooperation

Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, said on Monday that international cooperation on crude production has helped stabilize oil markets and is more important now than ever, Reuters reported. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other leading oil producers had agreed to cut their combined oil output but that deal expires at the end […]

INSECURITY: NBA’s Fear Vindicates Our Position -Secondus …As Bandits Give Police Condition To Killing In Zamfara

From left: Former Head of State, Rtd General Abdulsalami Abubakar; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike; and Former Rivers State Governor and Pro-Chancellor of Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Odili during the second matriculation ceremony of Pamo University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Port Harcourt on Friday. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic […]

RMAFC explains involvement in tax monitoring, verification

Abuja – The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), says on-going monitoring and verification exercise on tax collections by Deposit Money Banks appointed by FIRS and Customs is within its mandate. tax It said this in a statement issued by Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, Head, Public Relations, on Sunday in Abuja, adding that the exercise […]

Tit-for-tat: US disables Iran’s missile control in cyber attack

President Trump: orders the Iran cyber attack The United States claimed it has launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone. There is no confirmation yet from Tehran about the attack reported by US media. According to Washington Post, US president Donald Trump secretly […]

TARABA KILLINGS: We can’t take this anymore!

• Youngsters, scantily clad women show anger over recurrent attacks By Femi Bolaji, Jalingo It was a week of tears and agony for residents of Tudiri and Janibanibu communities in Ardo Kola local government area of Taraba State after suspected herdsmen unleashed terror on them. The attacks, which claimed about10 lives in two days, came […]

Oba Akiolu: Not all Fulani in Nigeria are bad

YouTube The Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, has warned against mass characterisation of Nigerian Fulani as bad people, saying the attitudes of few bad eggs should not be rubbed on the whole tribe. Akiolu made the observation at a reception held on Saturday at his palace for the new Speaker of […]

Air Peace Plane Overshoots Runway In PortHarcourt

A major disaster was averted on Saturday when an Air Peace Plane overshot the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State. The incident occurred during a heavy downpour. One of the passengers on board said the incident occurred as the plane was landing at the airport. The plane was said to […]

Nicki Minaj Disses Miley Cyrus And Addresses Grammy BeefGuardian Life — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Shortly after releasing her “MEGATRON” single and its dancehall-infused video, Queens rapper Nicki Minaj returned to the airwaves with a brand new episode of Queen Radio. The last episode aired more than three months ago, shortly before the rapper went on a social media break. Since then, there has been several rumors about Nicki’s much-anticipated […]

Jungle Justice: Mob beats two robbers to death

Angry mob Angry mob has beaten two suspected armed robbers to death on Saturday in Abraka, Delta State. It was gathered that the suspects; Uchenna Ezekonyi, 27 and Mbachu Sunday, 30, were beaten to death after a failed robbery attack on one Moses Emoghene. It was learnt that the suspects had snatched a polythene bag […]

WhatsApp Moves to End Bulk Messaging

In an effort to crack down on “automated or bulk messaging, or non-personal use” on the platform, WhatsApp will no longer allow publishers to send out newsletters through the app with effect from December 7, 2019. WhatsApp WhatsApp banned bulk message forwarding earlier this year in an effort to cut down on the spread of misinformation […]

INEC denies resignation of ICT Director

Abuja – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims that its Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Mr Chidi Nwafor has resigned. The commission made the clarification in a notice on its official twitter handle @inecnigeria, on Saturday. It described the rumour as false, urging members of the public to disregard it. […]

Private sector to raise $80m for IDPs in Nigeria – Nigerian Observer

Lagos – Mr Kyari Bukar, Chairman of SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc has reinforced private sector commitment to raise 80 million dollars to support thousands of Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) Camps in Borno. Bukar said this when the private sector actors under the aegis of Nigerian Humanitarian Fund Private Sector Initiative (NHF-PSI) along with United Nations […]

Nigeria in the Security Vortex

This independent and unsolicited article is one in a series of the social change framework. The article does not apportion blame to any person(s) or institutions. It is a constructive critic written without prejudice. It calls for national reflection and seeks to help promote growth. Written by Eteobong Ita, 22.06.2019. Aimed at capturing the identity […]

It is Fire for Fire as Obaseki, Oshiomhole Feud Gets Messier

The worsening relationship between Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and his estranged godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has degenerated into name-calling and blame game over the crisis that had sharply divided the party into two camps. And as the two political elephants wrestle for the soul of the […]

FG direct schools on immediate implementation of History Study | The Guardian Nigeria News

[FILES] Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono The federal government has directed all basic and secondary schools across the country to immediately implement the teaching of History as a standalone subject from the next academic calendar. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, made this known yesterday in Abuja. The […]

Lagos parades two LASTMA officers for alleged extortion

…Sanwo-Olu Urges Residents To Report Erring Officials Lagos State Government has paraded two officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), who allegedly received gratification from a traffic offender. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, inspecting the guard of honour during his visit to the LASTMA Yard, Oshodi, on Friday, June 14, 2019. With […]

Remy Martin Launches Remy Producers Trilogy – Season 1 In Collaboration With SARZ, Clarence Peters, Phyno | The Guardian Nigeria News

Following five successful seasons of the competition in the US, premium cognac, Rémy Martin is excited to introduce Season 1 of the Remy Producer Trilogy – an impactful music platform designed to discover and celebrate budding music producers and video directors in Nigeria. Behind every chart-topping hit or film is the craft of a producer […]

FG To Ban ‘Almajiri’ System

The federal government has unveiled a plan to ban the almajiri system as a way to prevent the accumulation of a large mass of human beings who end up becoming criminals. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting […]

NEC sets up Security Committee to confront banditry, kidnapping

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday set up a Security and Policing Committee to address the challenge of banditry, kidnapping, cultism and other security issues confronting the country. The Inspector-General of Police (IG-P) Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the maiden NEC meeting presided over […]

FG to proscribe Almajiri system

…Banditry now threat to national security —NSA…Says $1bn approved Excess Crude Account for military only…security situation has stabilised, says IGP By Johnbosco Agbakwuru The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, yesterday said the Federal Government will proscribe the Almajiri system and other groups that have become a problem to the society. NSA Babagana-Monguno This is even […]

Boko Haram Kills 1,000 CJTF Members …Stop Scaring Investors To Nigeria, Group Tells UK

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim (right) presenting a plaque to the Governor of CBN, Dr Godwin Emefiele during the DG’s visit to CBN Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday. At least, 1,000 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), a pro-government militia fighting the terror group, Boko Haram, in Nigeria’s North-East region, […]

Xenophobic Attack: Protect Nigerians In Ghana, FG Tells Envoy …As Ghana Shuts 50 Shops Belonging To Nigerians

Xenophobic attacks against Following the xenophobic attacks against some Nigerian traders in Accra, the Federal Government has asked the Ghanaian government to protect Nigerians residing in Ghana.The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa made the demand during a visit to the High Commissioner of Ghana to Nigeria, Rasheed Bawa, at the […]

‘Sending corrupt people to jail is a waste of effort’ -Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay has revealed that jailing corrupt people is a waste of effort, Punch reports. Sagay, represented by Etannibi Alemika, PACAC member, spoke on Wednesday during a workshop organised by the committee in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Jos, Plateau state. The chairman […]