Lawyer to late NCS boss, Dikko, bags 7-year imprisonment for alleged N1.1bn fraud | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced Umar Hussaini, a private lawyer to the late Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko, to seven years’ imprisonment with an option of fine. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in a judgment, found Hussaini guilty of the two-count charge preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices … Read more

US likely to face more tornado-spawning supercell storms as the world heats up

Sign up to the Independent Climate email for the latest advice on saving the planet Get our free Climate email The United States is likely to experience more supercell storms that generate tornadoes and hail as the world heats up, according to a new study. Supercells are a type of large thunderstorm found most commonly … Read more

Nigerians react to $1.8b budget for 2023 census | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Nigerians have reacted to the $1.8 billion earmarked by the National Population Commission (NPC) for this year’s 2023 population and housing census, holding from May 3. NPC Chairman, Nasir Isa Kwarra, had said the need to provide the nation with accurate and reliable demographic data for policy formulation and planning for sustainable development could not … Read more

Sugar traps force cockroaches to adapt new sex ‘gifts’ | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


Humans using sugar in cockroach traps has inadvertently led to female roaches being turned off by the sugary “gifts” males use to entice them into mating. But don’t celebrate the demise of cockroaches just yet — some males have adapted new ways to continue wooing females, including by shortening the length of foreplay, a study … Read more

Report identifies cause of crude oil theft | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Special Investigative Panel on Oil Theft/Losses in Nigeria report, submitted to the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), on Monday, has attributed the cause of crude oil racketeering to lack of proper reporting of crude oil production, illegal refining, theft from wellheads and diversion from sophisticated pipelines network. According to a statement … Read more

Bayelsa SUBEB visits schools, lauds BayelsaPRIME | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Executive Secretary of Bayelsa State Universal Basic Education Board (Bayelsa SUBEB), Chief Victor Okubonanabo, has extolled the Bayelsa Promoting Reform to Improve and Modernise Education (BayelsaPRIME) programme for its impact on state-owned primary schools. Okubonanabo gave the commendation during his working visit to 10 selected BayelsaPRIME schools located in the four pilot local councils that … Read more

NSCDC pledges support to ICPC on crime fighting | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reiterated its commitment to partnering with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in fighting crime in the state. Mr Olatundun Olayinka, NSCDC Commandant, in Ondo State reteirated this in Akure on Tuesday, when the ICPC Ondo Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Mr Kayode Kupolati, … Read more

26,371 cases of Tuberculosis diagnosed in Kano last year | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Between 10- 15 percent TB cases in Kano are children says KNCV TB Foundation As the state records 95 percent treatment success rate in 2022 About 26,371 cases of Tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed and notified in Kano state in 2022 by the Kano State TB and Leprosy Control Programme (KNS-TBLCP) out of the 31,232 projected … Read more

In ‘Above Ground,’ Clint Smith meditates on a changing world, personal and public

When you’re confronted with the whole world at once — when you can fathom even the things you cannot see and are not prepared for — it becomes impossible to hide from the truth. Clint Smith’s new poems in Above Ground wash over like waves asking us to discern all the times we’ve trusted the … Read more

Scottish parliament poised to confirm Yousaf as first minister | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Scotland’s parliament is set to confirm Humza Yousaf as the new first minister on Tuesday after he narrowly won the contest to succeed Nicola Sturgeon as Scottish National Party (SNP) leader. Yousaf beat two SNP rivals on Monday to clinch the party’s top job, vowing to rejuvenate its signature policy of pursuing independence for Scotland … Read more