Betta Edu and Predecessor Sadiya Umar-Farouq Passports Seized by EFCC

Betta Edu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken action in the ongoing investigations into scandals within the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Passports belonging to the suspended Minister, Betta Edu, and her predecessor, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, have been seized by the EFCC. Edu, currently facing questioning at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, is […]

Niger: Son Of Deposed President Released On Bail Amidst Political Turmoil

Deposed President

Salem Bazoum, the son of Niger’s ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, who was overthrown in a coup last year, has been provisionally released on bail, as confirmed by a Niamey military tribunal. The 22-year-old had been held in custody along with his parents since the military coup took place on July 26, 2023. According to a […]

Aliko Dangote Secures Top Spot on Forbes Africa’s Billionaire List

Aliko Dangote

Nigeria’s industrial magnate, Aliko Dangote, has once again secured his position as the wealthiest individual in Africa, as reported by Forbes Real-Time Billionaires. This comes after a brief hiatus where South African business tycoon Johann Rupert temporarily held the top spot. As of January 8, the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires data indicates that Dangote’s net worth […]

France: Gabriel Attal Appointed As Youngest Prime Minister

France

In a move aimed at injecting new momentum into his presidency, French leader Emmanuel Macron has chosen Gabriel Attal as the country’s prime minister. At 34 years old, Attal not only becomes the youngest prime minister in France’s history but also the first openly gay head of government. The decision comes in the wake of […]

UNVEILING THE ART OF WISDOM

Article

Is wisdom a natural talent or a learned skill? It is neither. Wisdom can only become a skill when someone has gained enough experience in a particular area. However, it’s important to understand that wisdom can be developed over time. To achieve success, having an idea is not enough, but the ability to execute that […]

Minister Betta Edu Suspended Amidst Alleged Misappropriation Scandal

Suspension

President Bola Tinubu has taken swift action by suspending Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, following allegations of financial irregularities. The suspension, effective immediately, was announced by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale. Edu faced controversy over her alleged involvement in approving a substantial sum of N585,198,500.00 to be directed into a personal […]

HEALTH IS WEALTH

Health

Amid our fast-paced lives, we often forget the value of our health. It is the foundation upon which we build our dreams and aspirations. Remember, the phrase “health is wealth” is not just a cliché, but a powerful reminder that good health is priceless. Let us prioritize our health above all else and strive towards […]

Tunisia: Four Dead, 40 Hospitalized Due To Alcohol Poisoning

40 Hospitalized Due To Alcohol Poisoning

Four individuals have lost their lives, and 40 others have been hospitalized in southern Tunisia after consuming tainted alcohol, according to a statement by Fethi Baccouche, a spokesman for the Medenine court. An inquiry has been initiated, and the supplier of the alcohol has been apprehended. An ongoing analysis of the alcohol is being conducted […]

Borno Operations: Military Air Strikes Neutralize Terrorists 

Borno Operations

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have successfully conducted operations in different areas of Borno State, resulting in the elimination of several terrorists between January 2 and 6. The operations near Sambisa Forest targeted terrorists suspected of transporting arms and ammunition to the area. A statement by the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and […]

Gang Rape Case: India’s Supreme Court Blocks Early Release Of 11 Men

India

India’s Supreme Court has rejected the early release of 11 men convicted of gang-raping Bilkis Bano and murdering her relatives during the 2002 riots in Gujarat. The court ordered the men to surrender to prison authorities within two weeks, dismissing their plea for liberty protection. Bilkis Bano, now in her forties, was brutally attacked while […]

Tinubu Orders Inquiry Into N585m Scandal, Vows Sanctions For Violators

Betta Edu

President Bola Tinubu has called for a comprehensive investigation into the alleged N585m scandal within the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. He has pledged decisive punishment for any individuals found guilty of breaching financial regulations during the inquiry, the directive was issued by Tinubu on Sunday through a statement by the Minister […]

Gaza: Blinken Tours Middle East Amid Ongoing Conflict

Gaza

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken, currently on his fourth Middle East tour since the beginning of the Gaza war, called for the right of displaced Palestinians to return home during his speech in Qatar. Tragically, two journalists from the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network, Mustafa Thuria and Hamza Wael Dahdouh, were killed in Rafah, southern Gaza. […]

EFCC Extends Forex Probe, Summons Dangote Officials To Abuja

EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned officials from the Dangote Group to Abuja, requesting detailed documents on foreign exchange transactions spanning the past nine years. The investigation is part of the ongoing probe into the alleged misuse of foreign exchange allocations by the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele. EFCC […]

Iconic Brazilian Football Figure, Mario Zagallo, Passes Away At 92

Footballer

Renowned Brazilian football figure Mario Zagallo, the first individual to achieve the remarkable feat of winning the FIFA World Cup both as a player and coach, has sadly passed away at the age of 92. Zagallo played a pivotal role in propelling Brazil to global football prominence, particularly during the historic 1958 World Cup triumph. […]

OLD BUT GOLD

Article

“Old but gold” refers to the enduring value, significance, and beauty of things from the past, such as vintage cars, classic literature, and antique furniture. This phrase encapsulates the exceptional quality and lasting impact of certain treasures from the past, which have retained their charm despite the ever-evolving technology and modern innovations of today’s world. […]

Victor Osimhen: Chelsea Pre-Contract Agreement In The Works.

Chelsea

Chelsea is on the brink of securing Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Serie A champions Napoli as reported by sports extra.   The 25-year-old forward is set to sign a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea in January, with the official transfer expected at the end of the season. Influential figures such as Didier Drogba and John […]

South Korean Islands: North Korea Fires Over 200 Artillery Shells.

North Korea

North Korea launched more than 200 artillery shells in the vicinity of two South Korean islands, leading to an evacuation order for residents on one of them, as confirmed by Seoul’s defense ministry. The firing occurred in the areas of Jangsan-got in the northern part of Baengnyeong Island and the northern regions of Yeonpyeong Island. […]

Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Kill Pastor And Five Others In Yobe State

Yobe State

In a tragic incident, suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked the community of Kwari in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe state, resulting in the death of Pastor Luka Levong of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) and five other individuals. The assailants reportedly invaded the community around 2:00 am on Friday, shooting the pastor […]

Arabian Sea: India Navy Responds To Hijack Attempt On Liberian-Flagged Vessel

India Navy

The Indian navy is actively addressing a reported hijacking attempt on a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Arabian Sea, with a warship en route, and aerial surveillance closely monitoring the situation. In an official statement released on Friday, the navy stated that it swiftly responded to a maritime incident involving an attempted hijacking of a bulk […]

THE POWER OF FOCUS

Article

In today’s fast-paced world, distractions are ubiquitous, making it challenging to stay focused on our goals and priorities. However, the ability to concentrate is a crucial determinant of success in various aspects of life. Focus refers to a point of concentration, the center of interest or activity, and the state or quality of having or […]

Maritime Security: US Company Swiftship Donates Unmanned Vessels To Nigeria

US Company

Swiftship, a US-based military manufacturing company, has generously contributed two cutting-edge unmanned water vessels, known as S2 and S3 Swift Sea Stalkers, to the Nigerian government. The donation was made during a recent visit by the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, who had traveled to the United States to inspect the facilities of […]

Kwara State: Two Arrested For Allegedly Cutting Neighbor’s Throat

Neighbor

The Kwara State Police Command has apprehended two individuals, identified as Abdullateef Yakubu and Yakubu Olanrewaju of Shao Garage area, Ilorin, on charges of allegedly slitting a neighbor’s throat following a disagreement. The incident reportedly occurred shortly after midnight on Monday at Shao Garage area, Ilorin, situated in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of […]

Senegal: Supreme Court Rejects Opposition Leader Sonko’s Appeal In Libel Case

Opposition Leader

Senegal’s Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of opposition figure Ousmane Sonko in his defamation case. This ruling poses a significant threat to his eligibility to run in the upcoming presidential elections. The court upheld the six-month suspended sentence and fines, confirming Sonko’s loss on all counts, according to state lawyer El Hadji Diouf. Sonko, […]

One-Chance: Lastma Captures Gang And Recovers Operational Vehicle

lASTMA

In a recent operation, operatives from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) apprehended a three-member ‘one-chance’ gang near Jubilee Bridge in the Abule-Egba region of the state. The arrest was disclosed in an official statement released by Adebayo Taofiq, the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department at LASTMA. According to Taofiq, the robbers […]

Las Vegas Judge Attacked By Convicted Criminal In Courtroom

A convicted offender, Deobra Delone Redden, launched a violent assault on Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus during a hearing in Las Vegas. The attack occurred on Wednesday after Judge Holthus denied Redden bail, video footage captured the moment Redden unexpectedly sprang up and jumped onto the judge’s bench to physically assault her. […]

Arrests Made As Army Recruitment Scandal Unfolds In Lagos

Recruitment

The Lagos State Government has called for the apprehension and prosecution of six individuals participating in the Nigerian Army recruitment process. Originating from Kaduna State, these candidates falsely claimed Lagosian heritage, specifically from Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos Island Local Government Area, and Oshodi Isolo Local Government Area, in an attempt to secure recruitment slots […]

Ethiopia-Somalia Dispute: Au Calls For De-Escalation

Dispute

The African Union, echoing similar sentiments from the United States, has urged for calm in the Horn of Africa following heightened tensions stemming from a disputed agreement between Ethiopia and the breakaway region of Somaliland. In response to Monday’s fierce deal, where Ethiopia gained access to the Red Sea through Somaliland, Somalia has asserted its […]

WORLD BRAILLE DAY

Article

Every year on January 4th, World Braille Day serves as a poignant reminder of the transformational power of literacy for those who are blind or visually impaired. This day, which bears the name of Louis Braille, the creator of the Braille code, celebrates his life and work and emphasizes the significance of accessible communication and […]

19-Year-Old Nigerian Student Fatally Shot By Canadian Police

Canadian Police

The Nigerian Association of Manitoba is in mourning following the tragic death of 19-year-old Nigerian student Afolabi Stephen, who was fatally shot by Canadian policemen on December 31, 2023. While the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, the Winnipeg, Manitoba Police Department released a statement stating that officers responded to a call about a young […]

War: Russia And Ukraine Engage In Historic Prisoner Exchange

Prisoner Exchange

In a significant development amid the ongoing conflict, Russia and Ukraine executed the largest single release of prisoners since the start of Russia’s invasion in February 2022. Ukrainian officials reported that 230 of their prisoners, including six civilians, were released, while Russia confirmed the return of 248 of its soldiers. The exchange, facilitated by the […]

EFCC Set To Question Former Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk Regarding Alleged N37.1 Billion Fraud

Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is poised to interrogate the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk, concerning an alleged N37.1 billion fraud. A reliable source from the EFCC confirmed this development, revealing that Umar-Farouk, who served under former President Muhammadu Buhari from August 2019 to May 29, […]

Alleged Coup Plot: Sierra Leone’s Ex-President Begins Exile In Nigeria

Sierra Leone

The ex-President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, is set to temporarily move to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, pending approval from President Maada Bio, following his alleged involvement in a failed coup plot. A court in Freetown charged Koroma with four offenses, including treason, related to the attempted military overthrow in November, as the West African […]

Tension Between NNPCL And Fuel Marketers Over Petrol Subsidy And Price At N1,200/Litre

Petrol

Tensions escalated between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and fuel marketers, represented by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, regarding the removal of petrol subsidies. This conflict arises amid the depreciation of the naira against the U.S. dollar in both official and parallel markets. The official exchange rate saw the naira closing […]

Attempted Murder: Ugandan Pastor Survives Shooting Incident

Shooting Incident

A prominent Ugandan pastor and fervent advocate for President Yoweri Museveni found himself targeted in a shooting incident that claimed the life of his bodyguard, as revealed by authorities. The attack on Aloysius Bugingo occurred on Tuesday evening when unidentified assailants fired upon his vehicle, making a swift escape on a motorcycle, according to Ugandan […]

EMBRACE GROWTH

Embrace growth

In the journey of personal and professional development, there’s a phrase that often echoes: “Leave your comfort zone.” While the concept might seem cliché, its significance cannot be overstated. Stepping out of the familiar and venturing into the unknown is the gateway to growth, learning, and achieving one’s full potential. Human beings often prioritize comfort […]

Nigeria Railway Corporation Set To Initiate Nighttime Operations

Nighttime Operations

The Nigeria Railway Corporation is set to introduce night operations by the second quarter of 2024, as revealed by the Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, in an interview. Okhiria emphasized the importance of trains operating at all hours and expressed the corporation’s intention to resume passenger and freight train services on key routes. These routes include […]

Israeli Airstrike: Hamas Deputy Saleh Al-Aruri Killed

Hamas Deputy

Israeli forces targeted a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, in southern Beirut on Tuesday, resulting in the death of Saleh al-Aruri, the deputy head of the Hamas movement, according to two security officials. Hamas later confirmed Aruri’s death, attributing it to an Israeli drone strike that claimed a total of six lives, this incident […]

Boko Haram: 12 Killed And One Abducted In Borno

Boko Haram

Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram militants dressed in military uniform, have carried out a deadly attack in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, resulting in the killing of 12 people and the abduction of one individual in Gatamarwa and Tsiha communities. The assailants, armed with AK-47 rifles, reportedly ambushed mourners returning from […]

Plagiarism Controversy: Harvard President Claudine Gay Steps Down

Plagiarism Controversy

The President of Harvard University, Claudine Gay, resigned amidst growing criticism over allegations of plagiarism and her handling of anti-Semitism issues on campus.  Her brief tenure marked the shortest presidency in the university’s long history. Recent reports accused Gay of inadequate citation of scholarly sources in her academic work, and anonymous allegations published in a […]

Benin Republic And Togo: Federal Government Suspends Recognition Of Degrees

Recognition Of Degrees

The Federal Government has decided to suspend the accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates originating from Benin Republic and Togo. This decision comes in response to a disturbing report that exposed the swift acquisition of a degree from a university in Benin Republic in less than two months. Augustina Obilor-Duru, the spokesperson for the Ministry […]

Tragedy Strikes Tokyo Airport As Japan Airlines Plane Ignites In Fiery Collision

Tokyo Airport

In a harrowing incident at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), a Japan Airlines plane erupted into flames after colliding with another aircraft upon landing. The collision prompted the evacuation of hundreds of passengers, all 379 of whom reportedly escaped unharmed. Tragically, Japan’s Coast Guard confirmed that five out of six crew members on their plane involved […]

Vigilante Chief Murdered: Tension Rises In Ekoshodi, Edo State

Edo State

Chaos erupted in the Ekoshodi community, near Benin City, Edo State, as individuals believed to be cultists allegedly murdered the vigilante commander in the locality. The victim, identified as Osagie, was fatally shot at a Keke Napep park along the Benin-Ore expressway in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area. Following Osagie’s tragic death, the community experienced […]

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: MYTH OR MOTIVATOR?

NEW YEAR

As the calendar turns to a new year, the tradition of making resolutions has become a widespread practice around the globe. However, the effectiveness and longevity of these resolutions are often questioned, leading some to ponder whether the concept of New Year’s resolutions is merely a myth or a genuine motivator for personal growth. The […]

Crossover Service: The Oba Of Benin And The Emir Of Kano’s Son Attend Service.

Crossover Service

Prince Isah Ado-Bayero, the son of Kano Emir, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero, marked the transition to the year 2024 by participating in a crossover night church service alongside the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewure II. This unique event took place at the Holy Aruosa Cathedral in Benin City, where the monarch had previously […]

Deadly Missile Strikes Hit Ukraine, Leaving One Dead And Dozens Injured

Missile Strikes

In a devastating turn of events on Tuesday, Russia unleashed a barrage of missiles on the Ukrainian capital and other cities, resulting in one fatality and numerous injuries. The missiles struck high-rise buildings, causing fires and widespread destruction, amid the chaos, Kyiv experienced more than a dozen loud explosions reverberating across the city center as […]

Tariff Review: Federal Government Maintains Electricity Subsidy

Federal Government

The Federal Government declared its ongoing assessment of the implementation process for a cost-reflective electricity tariff while affirming its commitment to subsidizing power supply for vulnerable citizens in Nigeria. The government also disclosed plans to unbundle the Transmission Company of Nigeria, separating Transmission services from System and Market operations in the first quarter of this […]

Neck Stabbing: South Korean Opposition Leader Survives Attack

South Korea

The leader of South Korea’s main opposition party, Lee Jae-myung, was subjected to a neck stabbing incident during his visit to the southern city of Busan on Tuesday. Despite sustaining a 1-centimeter laceration on the left side of his neck, Lee remained conscious and responsive, according to party officials. The assailant, a man in his […]

Minister Announces Commencement Of Passport Application Automation From January 8

Minister of Interior

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, officially confirmed that the automation process for passport applications will kick off on January 8, 2024. Having previously disclosed in December the Federal Government’s commitment to achieving a fully automated passport application system, the minister emphasized that the automated application process, now at a 99% completion stage, will involve […]

Japan Declares End To Tsunami Warnings After Destructive Earthquake

Earthquake

Following a powerful earthquake that struck the central coast of Japan on New Year’s Day, the government has lifted tsunami warnings. However, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida warned of widespread damage with at least 30 reported dead. The magnitude 7.6 quake hit near the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa prefecture, marking Japan’s first major tsunami warning since […]

Union Television Video: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW YEAR 2024!!! As we step into this new year, may it bring hope, joy, all round fulfilment to us and our loved ones. To our Subscribers, viewers and friends, we love you all relentlessly, Do follow us for more exciting programs, videos, news updates and lots more… Click https://youtube.com/shorts/FcNdDQ4WxQo for […]

Nollywood Actor and Veteran Zack Orji Reportedly Slumps and Hospitalised

The legendary Nollywood actor and veteran in home videos, Zack Orji was reported to have slumped at his residence. From where he was rushed to the National Hospital Abuja and is presently undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit [ICU] Section of the hospital. As we await a major statement from the Actors Guild of […]

Argentina Formally Rejects Brics Membership

Argentine President Javier Milei has sent letters to BRICS leaders to formalize his decision to reject an invitation to join the grouping of major emerging economies. The bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in August announced it was admitting six new members in a bid to counter the Western-led global […]

THE CULTURE OF DISCIPLINE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Discipline is like a secret superpower that helps us navigate through the ups and downs of life. It is not about punishment, rather, it is about making choices that lead to a better and more fulfilling life. Let’s explore why discipline is so important and how we can embrace it in our daily routine. Discipline […]

NFF Refutes Claims Of Super Eagles’ New Jersey Launch Ahead Of AFCON Tournament

Responding to circulating rumors, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has categorically denied any plans for the unveiling of a new jersey for the Super Eagles in anticipation of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament set to take place in Cote d’Ivoire next year. Speculation arose earlier this week when images of an alleged […]

BREAKING NEWS: Lagos Fire Fighters Succumb Public Bus Caught in Flames

BREAKING NEWS: Fire Fighters Battle to Succumb Public Bus on The Street of Lagos The Lagos State Fire Fighters Battle to Succumb Public Bus that took to flames after prolonged over-heating that refuses to end. The Bus burst out into rapid flames and fire broke out, it would have caught up other cars or motorist […]

Release Of Two South Korean Abductees In Nigeria Confirmed

Kidnap

The foreign ministry in Seoul announced that two South Koreans, who were abducted in southern Nigeria on December 12 by an unidentified armed group, have been released after nearly three weeks in captivity. According to Seoul’s Yonhap news agency, South Korean authorities secured the release of the two individuals on Friday. The foreign ministry reported […]

National Assembly Set To Pass 2024 Budget Today

National ASSEMBLY

The National Assembly is set to pass the 2024 Appropriation Bill during the plenary session. The Red and Green chambers will collectively approve the harmonized 2024 budget as presented by the National Assembly in their respective sessions. According to a statement from the Clerk to the Senate, Chinedu Akubueze, the plenary session is scheduled to […]

A WEEKEND GUIDE TO RELAXATION

Article

Finding moments of relaxation becomes increasingly important. Weekends offer the perfect opportunity to unwind, recharge, and prepare for the challenges ahead. Let’s explore a variety of activities that can help you achieve a state of tranquility and make the most of your weekend relaxation. In our fast-paced world, constant connectivity can lead to stress and […]

Military Triumph In 2023 – Troops Eliminate 6,886 Terrorists, Rescue Kidnapped Citizens

Military Triumph

In a resounding victory against terrorism and criminal activities, the military announced today that a total of 6,886 terrorists were neutralized during various operations across the country in 2023. The Director of Defense Media Operations, Maj-Gen Buba Edward, revealed these significant achievements during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday. Aside from the successful elimination […]

Union Television Video: After Hour Fitness Party with KD Fit!

Coach KD

The First Ever Night Fitness Party to be hosted in Nigeria, wao! Click https://youtu.be/D75h25hpA_c to see full video Have you ever worked out at Night and gone on to sleep? How did you feel afterward? Join us on this ride with KD Fitness and a host of other Fitness Experts, This surely won’t be the […]

Biden Administration Executes Emergency Weapons Sale to Israel, Bypasses Congressional Review

President Biden

The administration under President Joe Biden has once again chosen to bypass Congressional approval by authorizing an emergency weapons sale to Israel. This decision comes amidst heightened tensions, with Israel expanding its attacks on the Gaza Strip, triggering international condemnation. In an announcement made, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed Congress of a second […]

Islamic State Jihadists: Turkish Authorities Arrest 32 Individuals

Islamic Jihadist

Turkish security forces have apprehended 32 suspects associated with the Islamic State (IS) who were reportedly plotting attacks on churches, synagogues, and the Iraqi embassy, according to a security source. The Turkish Intelligence Organisation (MIT) and police conducted early morning raids in nine cities, including Istanbul and Ankara, targeting members of the IS group. Among […]

Singer Johnny Drille Celebrates Arrival Of Baby Girl

Announces baby

Renowned Nigerian singer, Johnny Drille, and his wife, Rima, are overjoyed to welcome their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Amaris. The proud father took to Instagram to share the heartwarming news, revealing that Amaris made her debut on November 17, 2023. Drille expressed admiration for his wife’s strength throughout her pregnancy journey, acknowledging […]

EMBRACING WELLNESS

Article

As the year draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect on our health and well-being, ensuring we finish the year on a positive and energetic note. The holiday season often brings joy and celebration but can also pose challenges to our health routines. Let’s explore practical tips to stay healthy physically and […]

Union Television Presents a new Episode on BUSINESS MORNING:

Union television

SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION!!! At the Market Synergy Segment, we visited one special industrious site you would want to see… SCM is the adjustment of a supply chain’s operations to ensure it is at its peak of efficiency. Want to know more? JOIN US!!! Click https://youtu.be/cgjkarFj62s to view more

Neglected And Deprived: 14 Oil-Producing Communities In Rivers State Speak Out

Neglected and deprived

The oil-rich communities of Egni Kingdom in Rivers State are raising their voices against the perceived neglect and absence of basic amenities in their area, despite their significant contributions to the country’s development. Expressing their frustration, the 14 communities contend that there is little to show for years of oil exploration in their region, home […]

Oscar 2024: British-Nigerian Misan Harriman’s ‘The After’ Shortlisted

British-Nigerian

Renowned British Nigerian photographer Misan Harriman has achieved yet another milestone as his short film, ‘The After,’ secures a spot on the shortlist for the 96th Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category. Harriman, recognized as the first black man to shoot a cover for British Vogue, showcases his diverse talent in filmmaking […]

Pushit Village In Plateau Receives New Threat Of Attack

PLATEAU THREATS

As the shockwaves from the Christmas eve massacre, which claimed the lives of at least 195 individuals in Plateau State, continue to reverberate without any perpetrators brought to justice, the Middle-Belt Forum (MBF) revealed that Pushit community in Mangu LGA has received a fresh warning of an impending attack. According to Stanley Kavwam, the Deputy […]

Burkina Faso: Russia Reestablishes Embassy, Ending 32-Year Gap

Burkina Faso

Russia officially reopened its embassy in Burkina Faso, marking the end of a 32-year space since its closure in 1992. This move comes against the backdrop of Burkina Faso’s recent geopolitical realignment, distancing itself from its former colonial power, France, the Burkinabe foreign ministry released a statement confirming the formal reopening of the embassy in […]

Former Convict Apprehended In Rivers As Police Uncover Criminal Hideout

Criminals

The Rivers State Police Command announced the arrest of two criminal kingpins during a raid on a hideout in Elelenwo, situated in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state. According to the spokesperson for the state police command, Superintendent Grace Iringe-Koko, the arrested miscreant, Azubuike Orji, 27, hailing from Arochukwu in Abia State, had […]

Tragedy Strikes In Liberia As Tanker Explosion Claims Over 40 Lives

explosion

A devastating incident occurred in central Liberia, leaving more than 40 people feared dead after a tanker truck carrying gasoline crashed and exploded in Totota, approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the capital Monrovia. The country’s chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, informed local media that it was challenging to determine the exact number of […]

EMBRACING SERENITY

Article

Peace and letting go are ongoing processes rather than one-time occurrences. It’s a dedication to a way of living that puts inner peace ahead of outer chaos. We learn that true peace is a state of being that develops from within rather than something difficult to find as we traverse the complexities of life with […]

Bauchi Operation: Police And Hunters Take Down Six Suspected Kidnappers

Police and HUnters

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Auwal Muhammad, revealed that the command’s operatives, in collaboration with a group of hunters, engaged in a successful gun battle resulting in the elimination of six suspected kidnappers in the Ningi Local Government Area of the state. During a press briefing at the Ningi LGA Area Command, Commissioner Muhammad […]

Gustave Eiffel’s Death Anniversary: Eiffel Tower Shuts Down Amid Staff Strike

Gustave Eiffel

The iconic Eiffel Tower, a global tourist hotspot, closed its doors as employees staged a strike, protesting against the current management, according to the hard-left CGT union. The strike, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of engineer Gustave Eiffel’s death, aimed to address concerns about the tower’s management practices. The CGT union criticized the Eiffel Tower’s […]

Tinubu Reassures Nigerians Of Economic Stability And Reforms

Reform

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu conveyed his commitment to steering Nigeria through its current challenges toward economic stability during a meeting with political and traditional leaders in Lagos. While addressing stakeholders at the Lagos State Government’s House in Marina, Tinubu acknowledged the challenges facing Nigeria but expressed confidence in the ongoing economic reforms. He assured citizens […]

Opposition Leader In Burkina Faso Reported Missen

Burkina Faso

Ablasse Ouedraogo, a former foreign minister turned opposition leader in Burkina Faso, has been reported missen for three days. According to his party, he was taken from his residence by individuals claiming to be police officers. Ouedraogo currently heads the opposition party Le Faso Autrement and has been an outspoken critic of the military regime […]

Explosion At Petrol Station In Lagos Leaves Four Injured

Petrol Station

In the early hours of Wednesday, a fire erupted at Fat Noble filling station, located opposite Torikoh in the Badagry area of Lagos State, resulting in injuries to four individuals yet to be identified. According to reports, the incident occurred around 1 am while residents in the vicinity were dispensing petrol using jerrycans and polythene […]

Discovery Of 120 Kilograms Of Cocaine On Australian Beaches Prompts Ongoing Police Investigation

Cocaine

Australian authorities announced on Wednesday that they are actively investigating the appearance of mysterious packages believed to contain over 120 kilograms (260 pounds) of cocaine, which washed up on beaches during the Christmas period. The initial find, consisting of 39 barnacle-encrusted bricks each weighing one kilogram, was located on Friday near Magenta Beach, north of […]

Portable Defeats Charles Okocha In Celebrity Boxing Showdown

In a headline-grabbing celebrity boxing match, controversial artist Habeeb “Portable” Okikiola secured a decisive victory against Nollywood actor Charles Okocha. The intense bout unfolded on Wednesday, December 27th, at Landmark Beach in Lagos state, captivating fans with a clash of titans, Portable, donned in striking blue boxing attire, faced off against Okocha, who sported a […]

Africa’s Premier Oil Independent: Secures Significant Stake In Mozambique’s Mazenga Gas Block

Aiteo

Aiteo, Africa’s leading oil independent, has broadened its portfolio with a substantial acquisition of a major stake in Mozambique’s Mazenga gas block, recognized as the largest onshore gas reserve in Sub-Saharan Africa. The completion of this acquisition followed a series of farm-in agreements with Mozambique’s national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), positioning Aiteo […]

FESTIVITIES AT THE END OF THE YEAR

Article

What is your definition of end-of-the-year festivities?   To many people, the festivities is a time not just to celebrate but to enjoy free time for relaxation. During this period there will be no waking up early in the morning for work and there will be no facing the hustle and bustle of the city. […]

NCAA Commends Former Spokesperson, Adurogboye

Adurogboye

At a farewell event celebrating the career of Sam Adurogboye, the former General Manager of Public Relations at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Chris Najomo, the acting Director-General, expressed gratitude for Adurogboye’s exceptional contributions as an image maker for the organization. Representing Najomo at the ceremony, Samuel Ngene, the Lagos Regional Manager of […]

Stanley Kakubo: Zambian Minister Resigns

Stanley Kakubo

Zambia’s Foreign Minister, Stanley Kakubo, tendered his resignation, according to an announcement from the president’s office. The decision came in the wake of a social media uproar implicating Kakubo in alleged dealings with a Chinese businessman. In a letter, Kakubo, who had held the foreign minister position since September 2021, cited “malicious claims over a […]

Former Speaker Of The House Of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba Passes Away

Former speaker

Ghali Na’Abba, the 8th Speaker of the House of Representatives, has passed away in Abuja at the age of 64. Born on September 27, 1958, Na’Abba succumbed to a prolonged illness on Wednesday morning, as confirmed by family sources. Having faced health challenges for an extended period, Na’Abba underwent medical treatment abroad, spending several months […]

Tragic Shooting Erupts Over Christmas Presents

Christmas

In a devastating incident in Florida, two teenage brothers have been apprehended after a heated dispute over Christmas presents led to a fatal shooting. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 23-year-old woman, identified as the sister, lost her life after being shot in the chest by her teenage brother while she carried her […]

Ondo Governor Akeredolu Passes Away At 67

Gov. OF Ondo state

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has reportedly passed away in Lagos, succumbing to health complications at the age of 67. Sources indicate that the governor, who had been under the care of State House doctors, breathed his last in Lagos as efforts were made to find dialysis machines for him last week. Akeredolu’s deteriorating […]

Intense Storms Wreaks Havoc In Australia’s Eastern States

Storm

Tragedy struck as severe storms battered Australia’s eastern regions, claiming the lives of at least nine individuals and leaving widespread destruction in their wake. Among the casualties was a nine-year-old child, tragically swept into a surging storm drain on the outskirts of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital. The havoc unfolded on December 25th and 26th, with the […]

UNVEILING THE MAGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS

As the holiday season is here, the air is filled with festive cheer, and the world transforms into a magical realm of twinkling lights, evergreen decorations, and joyous melodies. At the heart of this enchanting celebration lie a myriad of Christmas symbols, each carrying a unique significance that adds depth and meaning to the season. […]

UNION TELEVISION CHRISTMAS WISH

The Joy of Christmas, Giving; The Hope of Christmas, Forgiveness; The Love of Christmas, Life Eternal… Union Television wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!!!

The Nigerian Stocks Exchange Gains Amidst Santa Claus Rally

Driven by the ongoing ‘Santa Claus’ rally on the Nigerian Exchange Limited, Stocks with a market capitalization exceeding one trillion naira, aptly named SWOOTs, have witnessed a substantial gain of approximately N463 billion within just one week. This elite group comprises prominent entities such as Airtel, Dangote Cement, MTN Nigeria, BUA Cement, BUA Foods, Zenith […]

Emefiele & Assistant Self-Increase Salaries Amongst Other Allegations

In a startling revelation, it has been disclosed that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, along with his ex-deputies, approved a salary increase for themselves without obtaining the necessary presidential approval. According to a report presented by CBN Special Investigator, Jim Obazee, to President Bola Tinubu, the decision to raise […]

Nigerian Breweries Plc Acquires 80% Stake in Distell Wines and Import of Others

Nigerian brewries products

In a landmark decision, shareholders of Nigerian Breweries Plc, the leading brewing company in Nigeria, have green-lit the acquisition of an impressive 80 percent stake in Distell Wines and Spirits Nigeria Limited (Distell Nigeria). This is also along with the import business of Heineken Beverages (Holdings) Limited (Heineken Beverages). This pivotal approval was granted during […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Chrismas greeting card from union television

Union Television wishes all our friends, followers, supporters and those who dared to stick with Union Television through the year…WE LOVE & APPRECIATE YOU!!!.Do enjoy this beautiful day in the most pristine manner.

Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s National Christmas Address

Fellow Nigerians, Christmas is a special time of the year for all of us. For Christians, this time of the year marks the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrates the hope and redemption that are the hallmarks of Christ’s life. For people of all faiths, this is an opportunity to enjoy the company of family, […]

Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Knocks out Otto Wallin in Five Round Victory

Former two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua shone again at the Day of Reckoning in Saudi Arabia to break in beautifully into his pursuit of a third world heavyweight title following his victory over Otto Wallin, his ring opponent. In his quest to return to the top of the division with a dominant performance and […]

Nigerian Army Appoints 112 New Generals Following Major Retirements

In a significant development within the Nigerian Army, 112 new generals have been appointed, marking a substantial shift in the leadership hierarchy. The Nigerian Army Council recently endorsed the elevation of 47 Brigadier Generals to the esteemed rank of Major Generals, alongside the promotion of 75 Colonels to Brigadier Generals. This move follows the retirement […]

Petroleum Refinery In Port Harcourt Commences Operations  

Refinery

The Federal Government officially confirmed the initiation of operations at the Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemical Company in Rivers State on Thursday. The announcement revealed that the facility, undergoing extensive rehabilitation successfully began operations on December 20, 2023, marking the completion of the first phase of the project, refined petroleum products are expected to flow […]

Islamic State-Linked Militants Execute 10 In Uganda Town Attack

Uganda

A southwestern town in Uganda fell victim to an assault by militants associated with the Islamic State jihadist group, resulting in the brutal burning to death of at least 10 civilians, according to police reports. The attackers, identified as members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a notorious militia from the strife-torn eastern region of […]

UNION DOCUMENTARY: Lakowe Lakes & Golf Resort

What are your plans for vacations this beautiful Yuletide Season? As the year winds up to an end, it is the time for relaxation, get-aways and family time to strategise for the new year… https://youtu.be/IajjRsGMf3U Click https://youtu.be/IajjRsGMf3U for full video Television captures sceneries and breath-taking moments at the most revered Lakowe Lakes & Golf Resorts […]

Knowing Your Partner: A Strong Foundation That Makes Marriage Last.

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Marriage is slowly losing its value in our society.   There is no perfect marriage but our ability to handle the challenges and changes that come with two individuals who were previously strangers, blending into each other and understanding one another will bring about a peaceful habitation for both of them. Marrying the love of […]

Celestial Church: Street-Hop Artiste Portable Performs At Praise Night In Lagos

Portable

Habeeb Okikiola, widely known as Portable, took the stage on Friday night at the Celestial Church of Christ, Goshen Land Cathedral, located in Lagos State. Despite initial social media speculation about his performance, Portable, a street-hop artist, and Pasuma had been scheduled for the praise night. Contrary to statements from a church leader indicating a […]

Former Anambra Governor, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Passes Away

Breaking news

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra State, has passed away, as announced in a statement by Chief Rob Ezeife on behalf of the family. He died yesterday at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja. Dr. Ezeife served as the governor of Anambra State from January 1992 to November 1993, he was also a former […]

THE CRITICAL MINDS VIDEO: Autopsy and Forensic Pathology

a forensic pathologist with a deceased body in the lab

On this Episode of The Critical Minds Union Television had an exclusive & delightful interview with Consultant Pathologist -Dr. Brian Eziagu joined us via zoom. https://youtu.be/YGkh5V0dh0w How much details does autopsy reveal? Is it really possible to know cause of death? How long does it become almost impossible to run a autopsy on a corpse? […]

Tragic Loss As Firefighter Dies While Battling Blaze At Enugu Market

Fire incident

In a devastating incident at the Auto Parts Market, Coal-Camp, Enugu State, a fire officer lost his life while combatting a fire outbreak. The Director of Enugu State Fire Service, Mr. Okwudili Ohaa, confirmed the fatality, revealing that the firefighter collapsed and died after successfully extinguishing the fire that ignited in the Enugu Motor Spare […]

United Nigeria Airlines (Una) Launches Direct Flights To Benin

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, received United Nigeria Airlines (UNA), to the state as the carrier inaugurated scheduled flight operations to Benin, which will connect the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos directly to Benin. This development marks the eighth airline now operating in the state, boosting competitiveness […]

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSAL HEALTH DAY

International day

International Universal Health Coverage Day, observed annually on December 12, serves as a reminder of the shared commitment to building a healthier and more equitable future for all. HISTORY: On 12 December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) – the idea that […]

Documentary: AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

African Film Festival Outing at the Freedom Park Lagos Fun filled and exciting cultural event at Freedom Park Lagos Comedy, Plays, Films, Cinema, Dance Drama, Music, HipHop and Lots more! More Details in Link… Click https://youtu.be/mOj7a_nyLmk .

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY: RESTORING MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS

Nestled amidst the clouds, the mountains stand tall as majestic sentinels. They are guardians of biodiversity and vital providers of resources. International Mountain Day is celebrated globally every year on December 11th to recognize the significance of these towering landscapes and to raise awareness about the challenges they face. The Importance of Mountains: Mountains cover […]

Kaduna Bomb Tragedy: 109 Senators Contribute December Salaries To Victims

Kaduna Bomb Tragedy: 109 Senators Contribute December Salaries to Victims The senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, comprising 109 members have collectively donated their monthly salaries, totaling N109 million, to support the victims affected by the drone mishap in Tudun Biri, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Deputy President of the Senate, […]

Minister’s Swearing-In Ceremony Holds At Presidential Villa

The inauguration of the 45 confirmed ministers-designate on Monday held at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja. This comes less than a week after President Bola Tinubu released the list of ministers for the appointed posts, which was again reviewed on Sunday. The current lists include: Wale Edun (Finance and Coordinating Minister of the […]

ECOWAS Rejects Niger Junta’s 3yrs Power Transition Plan

The ECOWAS vehemently rejected the Niger Junta’s decision on a transition of power to that of a democratic government only after 3years “Our ambition is not to confiscate power,” General Abdourahamane Tiani said in a televised address. Any transition of power “would not go beyond three years”, he said. However, the West African Commissioner for […]

Nigerian Singer Ayodeji Balogun “aka” Wizkid Lost His Mother

Wizkid, a Nigerian Musician and Celebrity lost his mother today. His mother, Mrs. Jane Dolapo Balogun, was said to have breathed her last at about 1.30am, on Friday, the 18th of August 2023. Sunday Aare, Wizkid’s manager confirmed the sad incident, he said, “Yes, she died this morning, at about 1.30 am,” The late Mrs. […]

THE VOICES: Inflation Rates & Cost of Living

How is the cost of living at your end? The economy seems to be biting hard on citizens in recent times, not just in Nigeria, in Africa or other parts of the world. There is wide spread inflation globally and the cost of living is on the high rise. The challenge of an average Nigerian […]

EFCC Interrogates Former Minister Sadiya Over Alleged N37 Billion Money Laundering

SADIYA

In a recent development, detectives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have spent hours grilling the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, regarding her alleged involvement in the ongoing money laundering case. The immediate past minister is facing accusations of channeling the funds through a contractor named […]

China’s Satellite Flight Over Taiwan Triggers Islandwide Safety Alert

CHINA

Tensions rose in Taiwan as authorities confirmed the passage of a Chinese satellite through southern Taiwan’s airspace. A widespread “air raid alert” notification was swiftly disseminated to mobile phone users across the island, urging vigilance for personal safety. The satellite’s launch took place from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province, as disclosed by […]

Kaduna Residents Cautioned By NDA As Shooting Exercise Commences

Nigeria Defense Academy

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna has issued a public alert urging residents in the areas of Mando, Tsamiya, Kauya, and Afaka to remain calm as it embarks on a scheduled shooting exercise. In an official statement released, Maj. Mohammed Maidawa, the Academy’s Public Relations Officer, clarified that the exercise is exclusively for the […]