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Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka Centre discusses data, media and national development

First held in 2008, the annual lecture series seeks to stimulate debate on issues affecting Nigeria and also set the tone for policymakers and concerned parties in the role they have to play.

Abuja world trade centre Abuja pictured in flames [PHOTO:: @mobilepunch]

Fire guts World Trade Centre in Abuja

An official of the centre says the fire outbreak was ‘minor’ and has been put out

Adedamola Adewale popularly known as Adeherself

EFCC opposes bail for popular social media influencer, Adeherself

EFCC arrested Adeherself on July 7 for alleged involvement in internet fraud

FG inaugurates governing councils of 13 federal universities

The minister asked the governing boards to block loopholes and generate ideas that will increase the internally generated revenue of the universities.

National Arts Theatre, Lagos

FG hands over National Theatre to CBN

Mr Mohammed says his ministry would continue to hold the keys to the complex on behalf of Nigerians

Saleh Mamman [PHOTO: Daily Nigerian]

Minister directs power contractors back to sites

“I direct all contractors handling power projects to return to sites and work assiduously to recover from the losses recorded during this lockdown.”

NAPTIP Office [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

NAPTIP vows to go after traffickers of Arowolo

Ms Arowolo, an indigene of Oyo State, was the Nigerian lady whose video of her ordeal of enslavement in Lebanon went viral on social media.

A Maize Farm [PHOTO CREDIT: AgroNewsNigeria]

As farmers seek import ban, Nigeria buys same quantity of maize abroad

Farmers have said they can meet local demand, but that has made no difference.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari wants ‘common position’ for looted asset recovery in Africa

Mr Buhari says the massive corruption being perpetrated in Africa has created a huge governance deficit.

Court symbol used to illustrate the story.

COVID-19: For victims of abuse, social distancing makes things worse

In many cases, victims of gender-based violence could not get help because witnesses observing social distancing refused to physically intervene.

Petteri Taalas [PHOTO: @UNFCCC]

New Climate Predictions Indicate Warmer Temperature Over Next Five Years

The agency stated that the predictions take into account natural variations as well as human influences on climate to provide the best possible forecast of temperatures, rainfall, wind patterns, and other variables for the coming five years.

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi launches health insurance for Ekiti residents

The governor says nobody would be denied any health services on account of poverty.

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah [PHOTO CREDIT: catholicdiocese-sokoto.org]

Catholic cleric Hassan Kukah loses mum

President Muhammadu Buhari extended his condolences to the cleric.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Geoffrey Onyeama

COVID-19: Nigerian govt evacuates 270 nationals from Egypt

The 270 Nigerians will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

House of representatives during plenary. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of House of Reps.]

COVID-19: Reps ask FG to reverse decision on 2020 WASSCE

The federal government said on Wednesday that Nigerian students would not participate in the 2020 WASSCE due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Cross section of panelist

Nigerian journalists discuss challenges in exposing corruption

A participant urged journalists to ask more questions around those leakages in the tax and procurement process.

Map of Libya

African Development Bank grants $0.5 million emergency relief assistance to Libya

The bank’s funding will contribute to supporting Libya’s national response plan for COVID-19.

Nigeria's finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Finance minister presents draft 2021 to 2023 MTEF to NEC

The virtual NEC meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigeria Governor's Forum meeting [PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.nggovernorsforum.org/]

Group urges repeal of pension laws for ex-governors, deputies

CHSR says about 20 former governors and their deputies are receiving salaries from public purse as either serving senators or ministers.

Former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako. [Photo credit: OlaitanAjiboye]

Alleged N29bn Fraud: EFCC wants ex- governor Nyako, son to open defence

The EFCC had arraigned the defendants on a 37-count charge of criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.

Former Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Shehu Sani]

Alleged Fraud: EFCC fails to produce evidence against senator in court

The prosecutor then applied for an adjournment to enable it to retrieve the said evidence.

Pupils crossing road at Surulere as schools resume in Lagos on Monday (10/9/18). 04904/10/9/2018/Wasiu Zubair/NAN

Coronavirus: Remote learning out of reach for 500 million students – UN

“Lack of access to computers and the Internet at home, as well as a low level of computer-related skills, put many already marginalised students at a further disadvantage.”

WAEC examination

WAEC reacts to Nigeria’s embargo on WASSCE

The regional examination body said it is within the legitimate power governments of the five-member countries to make such decisions.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari mourns Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Coulibaly

Amadou Gon Coulibaly died on Wednesday in Abidjan

ICPC Head Office

ICPC cautions contractors over poor execution of constituency projects

ICPC urges communities to monitor and report when they noticed shoddy jobs