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The nation’s electricity generation plunged to 2,616.7 megawatts on Tuesday, a day after heavy rainfall in Lagos damaged some power facilities and worsened supply in parts of the state. Total power generation declined to 3,978.5MW as of 6.00am on Monday from 4,297MW on Sunday, according to data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm […]

The main actors in the IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135, 000 saga yesterday revealed how the money was ‘spent’ by the sports ministry and some key officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The IAAF in 2017 erroneously sent $150,000 to the AFN instead of the annual $15,000 it usually gives to its affiliates. On discovering […]

Six persons were feared trapped yesterday under the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State. The incident happened on No. 7, Ezenwa Street, Onitsha. An eyewitness said eight persons were under the building when the four-storey building under construction caved in at about 1:45p.m. The source said those trapped were six […]

It was not the pressure of guilt that made presiding justice of the presidential election petition tribunal Zainab Bulkachuwa to quit yesterday. She was secure in the rightness of staying on the panel if she chose. For the panel dismissed the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the […]

Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies. A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease while an epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. […]

Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged credit card fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged him with 11-counts of the offence. He pleaded not guilty before Justice Nicolas Oweibo. The judge adjourned until May 30 for the hearing of […]

COMEDIAN VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS UKRAINE’S NEW PRESIDENT AT A CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL KIEV. IN HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH, HE SAID ENDING THE CONFLICT WITH RUSSIAN-BACKED REBELS IN THE EAST WOULD BE HIS TOP PRIORITY. MR ZELENSKY, WHO HAS NO PREVIOUS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, SCORED A LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN LAST MONTH’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. […]

TRUMP SAYS TARIFFS MAKING COMPANIES LEAVE CHINA, A DEAL CAN’T BE ’50-50′ U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAID HIS TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS ARE CAUSING COMPANIES TO MOVE PRODUCTION OUT OF CHINA TO VIETNAM AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN ASIA, AND ADDED THAT ANY AGREEMENT WITH CHINA CANNOT BE A “50-50” DEAL. IN AN INTERVIEW AIRED ON […]

US PRESIDENT SAYS WAR WOULD BE ‘END’ OF IRAN AS TENSIONS RISE US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO IRAN, SUGGESTING IT WOULD BE DESTROYED IF A CONFLICT BREAKS OUT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. ACCORDING TO A TWEET FROM TRUMP, HE WARNED IRAN TO NEVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN STATING THAT […]

BOAT PACKED WITH FOOTBALLERS CAPSIZES IN LAKE ALBERT A BOAT CARRYING FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND FANS HAS CAPSIZED IN LAKE ALBERT IN WESTERN UGANDA, ACCORDING TO LOCAL MEDIA REPORTS. CASUALTY FIGURES ARE UNCLEAR BUT THE STATE-OWNED  NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD, INCLUDING A FEMALE GOALKEEPER, AND MORE THAN 20 ARE MISSING. THE PASSENGERS […]


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