• Back planned abolition of government subsidies in June • Demand a judicial investigation into subsidy fraud By Victor Ahiuma-Young Members of Nigeria’s organized private sector, OPSN, have described the ongoing fuel scarcity in Nigeria as an embarrassment, saying a situation where a subsidized product of N165 per liter was sold nationwide at between N300 and N650 per liter was unacceptable . . Members include Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN,…

. By Omezia Ajayi & Chinedu Adonu ENUGU – Gunmen attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of ​​Enugu State on Sunday night, killing one police officer and wounding another. INEC National Commissioner Mr. Festus Okoye, revealing this in a statement yesterday, said: “The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Enugu State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu, reported that our office in Enugu South LGA was attacked by…

. …To be buried today By Henry Ojelu & Esther Onyebula, LAGOS The prime suspect in the murder of Lagos resident pregnant lawyer, Ms. Omobolanle Raheem, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, was arraigned yesterday in a Lagos High Court, sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, for murder. In a one-charge indictment filed in the court, the Lagos government alleged that Vandi shot and killed Ms. Raheem on December 25, 2022 in the Ajah…

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says headline inflation in Nigeria fell to 21.34 percent year-on-year in December 2022. This is according to the NBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation report for December 2022 released in Abuja on Monday. The report said the rate showed a decrease of 0.13 percent compared to the November 2022 rate of 21.47 percent. The report said annualized headline inflation was 5.72 percentage points higher compared to the rate…

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has reacted to the statement of agreement her boyfriend made without her notice. Nkechi’s new man, in order to prove his love for her, had gone extra miles to get a police order which prevents him from breaking up with her. In the statement, the lovebirds had agreed that anyone who breaks the relationship should be arrested. Sharing the statement of agreement on his Instagram page, Nkechi’s man captioned it with, “Na…

By Eric Teniola Last week’s piece made it clear why the next Nigerian president needs to revive the spirit of DFFRI, to help the rural people, including: (h) commission and support studies and research projects which will facilitate the performance of the Directorate’s functions; (i) establish within the community local government area the basis of a nationwide productive organization as a means of mobilizing food and other products for more effective service delivery, infrastructure development…

A young man identified simply as Babe Face, allegedly killed his girlfriend and set himself ablaze at the Kom Kom axis of Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. According to an eyewitness, who spoke to Daily Trust, Babe Face had invited his lover to his house located over the weekend.  The witness said trouble started when Babe Face questioned the deceased for cheating on him with another man.   The source said that when the…

Nikola Vucević By Adegboyega Adeleye Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 43 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to its first victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors since March 2, 2017. The Chicago Bulls, lacking their best player, DeMar DeRozan, ended their three-game losing streak on Sunday by surprisingly bowing past the Golden State Warriors, 132-118. The Bulls had lost their last 11 games in a row to the Warriors coming into the game, but…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has shared his worries ahead of the 2023 general election.  Speaking during the commissioning of the 1.15 kilometre Afi-Uko Nteghe Uda brigde on Etebi-Enwang road, in Mbo Local government area of Akwa Ibom State on Monday, January 16, Jonathan said he’s worried about the negative energy generated ahead of the 2023 elections.  The former President who called on politicians to market their politics with ideas, rather than fight, insult and abuse their opponents, added…

A complaint against TotalEnergies by two associations for “complicity in war crimes” for allegedly helping to produce fuel for Russian warplanes that bombed Ukraine has been suspended by prosecutors. France-based Darwin Climax Coalition and Ukrainian group Razom We Stand filed the complaint in October, accusing TotalEnergies of having an interest in a company that operates a Russian natural gas field that provides products that are eventually refined into jet fuel. France’s counter-terrorism prosecutors confirmed on…