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COVID-19: Nigeria’s 812 health workers infected, now occupies 3rd position in Africa

          …40,000 pieces of PPEs distributed to health facilities   More than 812 health workers across the country have been infected by COVID-19 just as Nigeria now...

Alleged impropriety: Buhari meets Adesina, AfDB President

        President Muhammadu Buhari today met with the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina has been at...

FG incensed by gang-rape, death of varsity student, serial sexual abuse of minor by 14 men

  Outraged by the gang-rape and murder of a female student of the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, the Federal Government has ordered the police...

Declare jailed Orji Kalu’s seat vacant, protesters tell Senate President 

  Hundreds of protesters on Tuesday massed at the National Assembly, demanding that the seat of the Senate Majority Whip, jailed Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, (APC-Abia North) be...

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Politics and Nigeria’s Electricity Sector by  Reuben Abati 

  While Nigerians are busy with the management of COVID-19 and its many fall-outs, fire has been burning in other...
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Post-COVID-19 lockdown: UN groups mull sustainable new education model

    As part of post-COVID-19 global lockdown strategies, Africana Women Working Group at the United Nations and the Center for SDG Global Education in U.S....

FG okays domestic flights from June 21

  With effect from June 21, domestic flights will begin across the country, the Federal Government said on Monday. Currently, the 23 airports are unferdoing decontamination....

Buhari’s Executive Order 10 excites BMO, says gives fillip to good governance

  President Muhammadu Buhari's Executive Order 10 will engender better governance, especially at the state levels with the constitutional independence of judiciary and legislative arms of government...

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Business

CBN Report: Economy contracted in May, manufacturing worst hit

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released its report on the economy indicating that the nation's manufacturing sector contracted. It...

COVID-19 : CBN reduces MPR from 13.5% to 12.5%

  In a bid to stimulate the economy post-COVID-19, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’S Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced the reduction of its...

For three unbroken years, Dangote, MTN emerge Africa’s most admired  brands

      For the third consecutive time, Dangote Group has emerged Africa’s most admired brand by consumers paired with the telecoms giant, MTN out of 100...

Africa Day 2020: African leaders urged to invest in health, agriculture, digital technology

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri As Africa and the rest of the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, African leaders have been urged to invest in...

Elumelu, African leaders think out post- Covid-19 continent’s economic recovery 

  UBA Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, Tuesday joined African leaders at a world vitual event to offer solutions to post Covid-19 economic recovery on the continent. The event...

COVID-19 and Nigerian Banks by  Reuben Abati 

  The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the entire world – the future of everything and the world of work, but perhaps the most visible effect...

COVID-19: UBA’s New Mobile App ’ll Reduce Overcrowding In Banking Halls, Says Official

  Customers to enjoy access to free online medical consultation   By Ajuma Edwina   As part of efforts to enforce the COVID-19 protocol and decongest its banking halls,...

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Information Minister inaugurates committee on audience measurement in advertising, wants robust system 

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday charged the newly inaugurated committee on advertising to...

Coronavirus cases rise in Nigeria as lockdown eases

  Part of Nigeria’s success in blunting the spread of a coronavirus outbreak had been a fierce lockdown — the...

FG reduces petrol pump price to N121.50

  The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new pump price band of N121.50 per litre for Premium...

U.S says foreign enemies taking advantage of divide over race,

  U.S National security adviser Robert O’Brien has said that foreign powers were trying to exploit the fraught state of...

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Coronavirus cases rise in Nigeria as lockdown eases

  Part of Nigeria’s success in blunting the spread of a coronavirus outbreak had been a fierce lockdown — the largest in Africa, with over...

Escape of Covid-19 Patient in Abia Sparks Fear of Further Infection

    The coronavirus flare-up in Nigeria may spread again after a patient escaped from a holding facility in Abia state, complicating efforts to contain the...

Nigeria validates three local cure for coronavirus

  The Federal Government on Wednesday said it is validating three out of numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure. The Secretary to the Government of the...
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Sports

Brendan Rogers says he had coronavirus

  Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March. "I could hardly walk and it reminded me of...

How Taiye Taiwo launched mutiny, rebellion against Stephen Keshi – Sylvanus Okpala

  A band of Super Eagles players led by Taye Taiwo during the AFCON 2013/14 qualifier staged a discreet rebellion against their coach, Stephen Keshi,...

English Premier League Allowed to Restart in June Without Fans – UK Government

  The English Premier League will be allowed to resume the 2019-20 season from June 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UK Government. A...

Drogba gets Yaya Toure’s endorsement for president of Ivorien Football Association

  Yaya Toure is backing former Ivory Coast team-mate Didier Drogba's bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF). "It's time for change in...

Henderson Named Player of the Year as Liverpool Dominate BBC Awards

  Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson won the BBC Premier League Player of the Season award Thursday after topping a vote among BBC.com visitors. Henderson received 23...

German Bundesliga ready for kickoff behind closed doors

  Football matches in Germany's top two divisions will begin without spectators from May 16, making it the first major European country to announce a...

World News

Trump threatens protesters with ‘vicious dogs’ and ‘ominous weapons’

  Instead of quelling some of the outrage expressed by demonstrators near the White House who were protesting the killing of George Floyd, President Trump instead went on a derisive and threatening rant that might only stoke further violence. On Saturday...

Trump threatens to ‘close’ down social media platforms after fight with Twitter

  President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened that Republicans will try to close down social media platforms a day after Twitter, for the first time,...

British Airways set to sack all flight attendants, then rehire up to 75% of them at reduced pay

British Airways is reportedly preparing to fire all its flight attendants, then rehire up to 75% of them at dramatically reduced pay.   " On 15th...

German government to control 20% of Lufthansa airlines in exchange for €9 billion bailout

The German government agreed to a €9 billion deal on Monday to save flag carrier Lufthansa, turning the German government into the single largest...

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travels from Brazil

  President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that it was restricting entry for travelers from Brazil, which ranks only behind the United States in the...

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Nollywood Actress, Tonia Nwosu Talks about Per Second News

Tonia Nwosu, Nollywood Actress, Choreographer and Producer talks about Per Second News online newspaper. Actress Born: Anambra, Nigeria Movies: Red Carpet, Moon Walker, Box of Truth, Husband...

VIDEO: Stranded Abroad, Americans Evacuated from Nigeria

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Entertainment

Children’s Day: UNICEF Nigeria names renown singer Cobhams Asuquo as National Ambassador

    By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri   In commemoration of World Children’s Day today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has announced the appointment of an internationally...

Chizoba Bosah dead at 52: Living in Bondage & Tinsel actress dies after complications with diabetes

  Veteran Nollywood actress Chizoba Bosah has died at the age of 52. Chizoba Bosah was best known for her role in classic Nollywood film, “Living In...

Picture Kodak’s autopsy: Host Clarence Peters’ fate hangs in the balance

      After several days in police custody, Clarence Peters, son of popular afro juju maestro, Sina Peters, and his crew are on the edge as...

News From MDAs

Information Minister inaugurates committee on audience measurement in advertising, wants robust system 

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday charged the newly inaugurated committee on advertising to develop a framework that will...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a...

COVID-19: FG proposes shift system as it reopens schools soon

  Ahead of the re-opening of schools across the country, the Federal Government said on Thursday that it would soon announce measures for safe resumption by students. The government said...

Investigation

Revealed: How pilot error nearly crashes Emirates jumbo A380 into Russian town

An investigative report released recently by the United Arab Emirate government has revealed an Emirates A380 was seconds from crashing into a Moscow suburb...

Stranded, humiliated Nigerians in China send “SOS’’ to Pres. Buhari, Foreign Affairs Ministry

  …thrown into rain-lashed streets amid COVID-19   …Good Samaritans doling out snacks to them under bridges   Humiliated and dehumanized Nigerians including students on study scholarship in China...

Septuagenarian Lagos chief strips himself of insignia, engages in free-for-all

      A septuagenarian traditional chief, who breached the rules of decorum of his office and threw punches at some men in the open, has been...

Oil & Gas

Sexual promiscuity and rape: Exxon Mobil engineer bags 15 years in jail

  For his unrestrained sexual promiscuity and raping his tenant’s teenage girl, an EX- Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, is to spend 15 years  behind bars.     Justice...

FG reduces petrol pump price to N121.50

  The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new pump price band of N121.50 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as...

Four years after, Pres. Buhari reconstitutes NNPC six-member board

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has got a new board following the expiration of the tenure of board members appointed in 2016 by...
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Columnist

Akinwumi Adesina: Best Man for the AfDB By Reuben Abati 

        The Board of Governors and the Ethics Committee of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have given Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Bank's President, a clean...

We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19 By Patricia Scotland,Secretary-General

  The world is bracing for a massive hit to the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Experts have warned of...

Abba Kyari: A Death By  Reuben Abati 

        Aso Villa, Nigeria's seat of presidential power is bereaved. On Friday, April 17, 2020, it recorded its first major casualty of the Corona Virus...

Now That Abba Kyari is Dead

  By Simon Kolawole On January 18, 2020, when I first read of the new coronavirus on the BBC website, my heart missed a beat because...

Crime

Sexual promiscuity and rape: Exxon Mobil engineer bags 15 years in jail

  For his unrestrained sexual promiscuity and raping his tenant’s teenage girl, an EX- Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, is to spend 15 years  behind bars.     Justice...

Octogenarian hubby knifes septuagenarian wife to death

  Overtaken by wrath and dementia, an octogenarian and former Director-General of a government radio station has knifed his septuagenarian wife to death in Imerienwe...

Theft from dead man’s estate: Lawyer, council official face N167.8m fraud charge

    A lawyer and an official of Oyo State Council are facing trial at an Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island for allegedly stealing N167.8...

Monarch, two others allegedly deflower, gang-rape, impregnate teenage girl

  For allegedly deflowering and gang-raped a teenage girl with his sons, an Osun State monarch has been hauled up before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court. The traditional...

Articles & Opinion

Supreme Court Governor? My Advice for Sen. Hope Uzodinma

    Michael Odichi-Dan Ugorji (PhD)   A few days ago, I read a report on Sunnewsonline.com about the opposition in Imo State and how they ‘derogatorily’ refer...

Governors not pensionable, such earner-governors are cheats, says Imo Gov. Uzodinma

  history, my conscience ‘ll not forgive me if I did not repeal Governors' Pension Law disqualifies himself from pension after office   Piqued by the grand design...

Between Buhari, Adesina, and Gambari

  By Femi Olufunmilade, Ph.D "A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing". - William Shakespeare. This describes a campaign of...

The Madagascar ‘covid-19 cure’ credence scrutiny – A letter to WHO

  By Segun Alade MBA, FCA Dear WHO, This is cheering you and saying well done for what you have done so far in handling the covid-19...