Lana Del Rey cancels tour due to losing her voice

Lana Del Rey has cancelled her forthcoming UK and European tour dates due to illness. The US singer had been due to perform in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham next week. “Sorry to let everyone down so last minute but this illness has taken me by surprise and have totally lost my singing voice,” she […]

Alleged N1.3b fraud: Judge advises EFCC to put house in order

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to put its house in order to tender evidence in the trial of for Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido. The EFCC charged Lamido with 43 counts amended charge bordering on abuse of office and money […]

Germany shooting: Nine dead after two attacks on Hanau shisha bars

A gunman opened fire on two shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, police say. The shootings took place around 22:00 (21:00 GMT) on Wednesday. In both places the clientele were reported to have been predominantly Kurdish. The suspect then fled to his home […]

Nigeria can’t progress without social, economic liberation of women ― Lawan

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said Nigeria cannot achieve economic progress without the social emancipation of women, especially in the North. He stated this in Abuja at the unveiling of Arewa Recovery Plan, a document to facilitate social and economic regeneration in the North, following the devastations caused by insurgents since 2009. According […]

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s rematch on February 22nd gets predictions

Some of Boxing’s biggest names predict Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury’s rematch Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s draw in the first fight in December 2018 was pretty tight and 14 months on it’s pretty difficult to predict what will happen in the second fight, but some of boxing’s biggest names have given it a go. […]

$750m oil stolen in 2019, says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said the nation lost about $750m to crude oil theft in 2019. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, who disclosed this on Tuesday, decried the growing activities of oil thieves and pirates which he described as a threat to the operations of the corporation. Kyari spoke to […]

US Visa Ban on Nigerians Not Permanent, Says Ambassador

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent ban on the granting of fresh residency visa to Nigerians is not permanent but subject to review if certain conditions are met. She said the ban was based on the United States’ concerns for information sharing between Washington and Abuja and […]

Assailants kill Aso Rock director, set body on fire

An Assistant Director attached to the State House, Abuja, Laetitia Dagan, has been killed by yet-to-be identified assailants. Dagan was said to have been killed in her apartment in Galadimawa, Abuja, on Monday shortly after she returned from work. The 47-year-old Plateau State indigene was said to have left her office in the Presidential Villa, […]

Lassa fever spreads in Lagos

Case isolated at LUTH LASG calls for calm, advises public on safety precautions Lagos has recorded a case of Lassa fever currently raging in 19 other states in the country. Announcing the development on Wednesday morning, the State Commissioner for Health Prof, Akin Abayomi confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos […]

FG plans 35m tree seedling planting

Afforestation is the process of planting trees, or sowing seeds, in a barren land devoid of any trees to create a forest. Oladele made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. He said that President Muhammad Buhari had promised to plant 35 million trees and there […]