The Niger State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to shut down government activities in the state if the Federal Government does not resolve its issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities NANS Niger zonal coordinator, Hussaini Ebbo, made this threat on Monday in Minna during the association’s peaceful protest. He said that the protest ...

The United States on Monday banned all US transactions with Russia’s central bank effective immediately, the Treasury Department said as it unveiled an unprecedented sanction to further punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. “This action effectively immobilizes any assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation held in the United States or by US persons, wherever located,” the Treasury said of the measure ...

Princess Adedoja, daughter of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has delved into acting, weeks after she bagged a Master’s degree from the University of Lagos. Adedoja made this known on her Instagram page on Sunday, where she announced her acting debut. According to her, she was starring alongside actresses like Faithia William and Bimbo Ademoye in an epic movie ...

Swimming’s governing body, FINA, pulled the world junior championships from Russia Monday and said no other events will be held in the country “if this grave crisis continues”. Swimming powerhouse Australia welcomed the decision, which came after criticism that FINA had been slow to follow other sports in cancelling events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “FINA remains extremely concerned with ...

JOHNNY EDWARD and KELVIN EKERETE bring you the performance of Nigerian players for their various clubs across Europe, in this report ENGLAND Dennis, Troost-Ekong, Kalu, Etebo (Watford) Emmanuel Dennis made his 25th Premier League appearance for Watford, who secured a valuable point at Manchester United on Saturday. The Nigeria international was in action for the entire duration and had 39 ...

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), should listen to the cries of Nigerians and intensify action to resolve the problem of lingering fuel scarcity and the one-month warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. This was the challenge thrown to the President the by Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Revd. Ignatius Kaigama on Sunday during ...

YouTube announced on Saturday it would block certain Russian channels from monetizing their videos, among other restrictions, due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “In light of extraordinary circumstances in Ukraine, we’re taking a number of actions,” a spokesperson for the Google subsidiary said in a statement Saturday. “Our teams have started to pause the ability for certain channels to monetize ...

Japanese billionaire Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani said Sunday he will donate $8.7 million to the government of Ukraine, calling Russia’s invasion “a challenge to democracy”. The founder of e-commerce giant Rakuten said in a letter addressed to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky that the donation of 1 billion yen ($8.7 million) will go toward “humanitarian activities to help people in Ukraine who ...

Donald Trump emerged from political exile Saturday to blast President Joe Biden and NATO over the Ukraine crisis and repeated his false claims of a stolen 2020 election in a speech to grassroots Republicans. Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, the former president spent 86 minutes repeating many of his favorite applause lines, faulting the “radical ...

The Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has revealed that Nigerians stranded in war-hit Ukraine have started crossing into Poland. She said this in response to a tweet by one @miss_debeham which read, “Passport stamped. I’m in Poland. Thank you, guys.” Reacting, the NiDCOM boss wrote, “Congrats. More Nigerians safely getting into Poland. A big thanks to the Nigerian ...