Friday, 27 January, 2023

Category: News


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has marked the opening of a $1.5 billion, Chinese-funded deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos that authorities hope will help grow the West African nation’s ailing economy. The Lekki Deep Sea Port is one Read more…


The Ukrainian military has confirmed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) that it has withdrawn from the town of Soledar, a key point of resistance in the battle for Donbass. The Russian Defense Ministry had reported taking full control of the settlement Read more…


The Central Bank of Nigeria expects at least 2 trillion naira ($4.3 billion) of cash to return to banks by Jan. 31 when the deadline to replace high-value currency notes ends. Residents exchanged as much as 1.5 trillion naira of Read more…


Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Read more…


Rivers State governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured that Rivers State will be safer in the hands of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara and his deputy, Professor Ngozi Odu. The governor said both the PDP governorship Read more…


Ethnic Youth leaders and Lawyers have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, for insisting on the January 31, 2023 deadline for the old N200, N500 and 1,000 currency notes to cease to Read more…


The Igbo National Council, INC, on Tuesday called on the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, to be proactive in tackling the insecurity in the state by setting up a community-based functional vigilante group. INC made this call through the President, Read more…


The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed worries over a large number of uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by eligible voters in the Southeastern region. In a statement issued by the spokesperson, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, Tuesday, the group Read more…


As the January 31 deadline given by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for withdrawal of the old naira notes draws nearer, the former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume has lamented the absence of the newly redesigned notes in circulation, Read more…


The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council has condemned the alleged attack on the campaign train of its candidate, Peter Obi, after a rally in Katsina on Monday. According to the campaign team, the said attack took place after Obi had met Read more…


Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has backpedaled on his previous remark in which he suggested Helsinki could move forward with its NATO application alone if Türkiye continues to block neighboring Sweden’s bid. Clarifying his position on Tuesday, the diplomat insisted that Read more…


Multiple senior Ukrainian officials have been fired by the country’s government on Tuesday. The ongoing reshuffle was announced by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in his daily video address and affects officials “on different levels, in ministries and other bodies of central and Read more…