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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has given the go-ahead to raise the electricity rates for customers in the Band A category. During a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Vice Chairman of NERC, Musliu Oseni, announced that there will be a rise in electricity tariffs. This adjustment will result in customers paying N225 […]

Left-wing pan-Africanist, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, on Tuesday became Senegal’s youngest president, pledging systemic change after years of deadly turmoil and announcing his mentor, opposition figure Ousmane Sonko, as prime minister. Faye, 44, has never previously held an elected office. He swept to a first-round victory on a promise of radical reform just 10 days after […]

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of eight suspects in connection to the alleged murder of a Lecturer at the Department of Physical Health Education at the University of Maiduguri, Dr Kamar Abdulkadir. Abdulkadir was murdered in his office on campus on Sunday. The victim was found on Monday with several injuries […]

The Australian government has watered down its proposed vehicle emission standards amid pressure from car manufacturers. Chris Bowen, the minister for energy and climate change, and Catherine King, transport minister, announced changes to fuel efficiency legislation to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday. It came one month after Mr Bowen unveiled the government’s proposal for […]

The Nigerian Army has fixed a date for the burial of 17 soldiers killed while on a peacekeeping mission in Delta State. In a statement today, the Army noted that the soldiers killed in the Okuama community in Delta State will be buried on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to be […]

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Bayelsa State, Rodney Ambaiowei, has called on military authorities to be guided by professionalism in the handling of the killing of 17 soldiers in Okuama community, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State. On Thursday last week, 17 soldiers deployed on a peace […]

The Federal Government has deducted over N415bn from state government allocations to service their external loans, according to findings by journalists. This was according to data from the Federation Account Allocation Committee Disbursement reports published by the National Bureau of Statistics. The deductions were made between 2019 and 2023 from the allocations given to state […]

One of the frontline governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Paul Akintelure, is dead. Before his untimely demise, Akintelure had raised concerns about both direct and indirect threats to his life. He had expressed hope that the situation would improve over time but sadly, it escalated as the APC governorship primary election […]

It has been revealed that the President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has spent about N15bn on food intervention programme with beneficiaries across Nigeria. According to a statement issued on Sunday, the food intervention programme which was launched in Kano on Saturday is being spearheaded by his foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation. The intervention will […]

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Rachel Edward has shared her opinion on the DNA controversy rocking the country’s social space. Some Nigerians on social media have been advocating that DNA tests be made compulsory given the recent cases of paternity fraud. However, in a reaction on her X handle, Rachel suggested that demanding a DNA […]