The Lotus Feet of Ancient China: Tradition, Femininity, and Deceptive Beauty

In China, there existed an ancient practice that involved binding the feet of girls. This foot binding practice became a tradition that served as a measure of beauty....

Tinubu Approves N70,000 National Minimum Wage

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday approved N70,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.  This was announced by a presidential aide, Bayo Onanuga via a...

Tinubu to Announce Minimum Wage Today as Organised Labour Meets with President at Presidential Villa

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to meet with organised labour at the Presidential Villa today, Thursday, to announce the long-awaited national minimum wage. The...

Human Rights Activist Inibehe Effiong Slams Akwa Ibom Governor’s Alleged Plans for Lagos Towers Amid Dilapidated Schools, Meager Minimum Wage

Human Rights activist and lawyer Inibehe Effiong has publicly denounced the purported plans by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State to construct 18-story towers in Lagos...

UI Students Storm VC Office in ‘Power’ Protest

Students from the University of Ibadan, one of Nigeria’s oldest and most prestigious universities, are staging a protest against their institution’s rationing of...

Sunday Igboho Freshly Serves Ultimatum to Armed Fulani Herders in Southwest

Yoruba Nation freedom fighter Sunday Adeyemo, widely known as Igboho, has reportedly renewed his eviction order for Fulani herders, who have allegedly become notorious...

Ex-Military Leader, Eshanekpe Isreal Appeals for Calm Amid Planned August Protests

As the clamor for protests builds among Nigerian youths, a seasoned voice of experience has stepped into the fray to appeal for calm and restraint. Mayor Eshanekpe...

Gunmen Seize Port Harcourt-Bound Bus with 18 Passengers

In a shocking daylight incident, a bus operated by the Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation carrying 18 passengers has been hijacked in a brazen ambush by heavily armed...

Skit Maker Sabinus Speaks Out on Father’s Kidnapping

Skit Maker Sabinus, well-known for his humorous portrayals of everyday life, has recently faced a chilling chapter in his own family’s story, narrating how his father...

‘Burna Boy Is My One And Only’, Stefflon Don Says

Jamaican rapper Stefflon Don has left no doubt about the depth of her affection for Nigerian superstar Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy. Stefflon Don and Burna...

I live in a rented apartment in Abuja — Billionaire Aliko Dangote

Africa’s wealthiest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that the house he resides in while visiting Abuja is not his own. Speaking to media at the Dangote...

Chima Reigns as Nigerian Idol Winner

Chima, a contestant on the popular Nigerian singing show “Idol,” has clinched the top spot in the highly competitive ninth season. After weeks of gruelling...

Yahaya Bello Reportedly in ‘Protective Custody’ of Kogi Government Amidst EFCC’s Wanted Status

A recent report has allegeed that Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi State, has been detained under “protective custody” by the state government since being...

Former President Donald Trump Injured in Assassination Attempt at Pennsylvania Rally

Former U.S. President and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was injured in an assassination attempt during a campaign rally and was dramatically...

𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝟐𝟐, while 154 Suffers Different Degress of Injuries

The death toll in a school building which collapsed in Jos, Plateau State on Friday has increased from 17 to 22. The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency...

Price Control, Ooni of Ife May be Talking to the Wrong Market Women, Written by Adeola Soetan

Those stress – looking, struggling to survive market women I saw receiving instructions from the palace messenger of Ooni not to sell above certain price...

School Building Collapses on Students Writing Exams in Jos

A two-storey building housing Saints Academy School located in Busa Buji, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State collapsed on Friday morning, leaving scores...

Gov. Makinde Presents Staff Of Office To 43rd Olubadan, Olakulehin

Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland, received the Staff of Office and the Instrument of Office from Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday. The...

School Building Collapses on Students Writing Exams in Jos

On Friday, Saint Academy situated in Busa BujiJos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, has collapsed, trapping numerous students and teachers inside. The...

23-Year-Old Man Arrested for Stabbing His Mother to Death in Delta State

A 23-year-old man, Samson, was apprehended by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his mother to death in Obiaruku, Ukwuani LGA. Reports reveal that the...

Toyin Abraham Faces Backlash from Online Community after Reports of Abuse, Bullying

The heated exchange between Toyin Abraham and individuals who allegedly accused her of abusive behavior has escalated into a public backlash on the X platform. Nigerians...

Nigeria Government Invites Labor Unions to Aso Villa for High-Level Meeting

In an attempt to resolve ongoing labor-related issues, the Federal Government of Nigeria has officially invited the leaders of the country’s two largest labor...

‘Some Ministers Can’t See Him’: Senator Ali Ndume Highlights Difficulty of Meeting President Tinubu

Senator Ali Ndume, the Chief Whip of the Senate, has raised concerns about the limited access to President Bola Tinubu. According to Ndume, even some ministers are...

Tinubu Establishes Ministry of Livestock Development to Tackle Herder-Farmer Conflicts

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has established a new ministry focused on livestock development, with the aim of resolving the ongoing conflicts between herders and...

Nigerian Student Victoria Dies in UK After Suffering Seizure

A 26-year-old Nigerian student, identified as Victoria, has passed away in the UK after experiencing a sudden seizure. The Nigerian community in the UK confirmed...

Tinubu Seeks Additional $2billion Crude Oil-backed Loan from International Creditors

The President Bola Tinubu-led federal government is seeking an additional $2 billion crude oil-backed loan from international creditors to boost its financial inflow....

Nigerian Journalist Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed Decries ‘Aso Rock Greenwashing’, Says First Lady’s Gardening In Comfort While Women Farmers Endure Murder, Rape, Insecurity In Troubled States

In a scathing critique of the First Lady’s gardening activities at Aso Rock, Nigerian journalist Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed has denounced her claims of contributing to...

Forum for Religious Equality and Education Condemns Zamfara Mass Wedding, Demands Welfare, Education, and Empowerment Programs for Young Vulnerables

In a strongly-worded statement, the Forum for Religious Equality and Education has condemned the recent mass wedding of young boys and girls from Zamfara State,...

God Is Not A Christian – Dr Abel Damina Says

Pastor Damina, the founder of power City International world wide has revealed that God is not a Christian. The servant of God said this during the 1st service on Sunday...

Nigerian Petrol Crisis Looms as Depots Raise Prices to N720/litre

Fuel scarcity is emerging in Lagos and other regions of the country as private depot owners raise the ex-depot price of petrol from N630 to a staggering N720 per litre....

2027: APC Expresses Faith in Tinubu’s Reelection

Maintaining a steadfast belief in President Bola Tinubu’s ability to secure a second term in 2027, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reinforced its unwavering...

Ogun Gas Explosion Kills Mother, 7-Year-Old; 2 Others Injured

A devastating gas explosion rocked the quiet community of Ibafo in Ogun State, leaving a 40-year-old mother, Rafiat Sheriff, and her seven-year-old daughter, Asisat,...

FULL LIST: Nigeria Opens Student Loan Applications For 36 State-Owned Universities, Other Tertiary Institutions

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has announced that students enrolled in 36 state-owned tertiary institutions it listed can now apply for student loans...

Nigerian Journalist Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed Decries ‘Aso Rock Greenwashing’, Says First Lady’s Gardening in Comfort While Women Farmers Endure Murder, Rape, Insecurity in Troubled States

In a scathing critique of the First Lady’s gardening activities at Aso Rock, Nigerian journalist Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed has denounced her claims of contributing to...

Nigerian Journalist Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed Decries ‘Aso Rock Greenwashing’, Says First Lady’s Gardening in Comfort While Women Farmers Endure Murder, Rape, Insecurity in Troubled States

In a scathing critique of the First Lady’s gardening activities at Aso Rock, Nigerian journalist Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed has denounced her claims of contributing to...

Lagos State Govt Orders Squatters, Illegal Structure Owners to Vacate Drainage Channels in 48 Hours

The Lagos State Government has issued a 48-hour eviction notice to squatters and illegal structure owners in the Gbagada-Bariga drainage channel area. This move is aimed...

Ruto Announces Austerity Measures, Eliminate Budgets, Dissolve Agencies, as Kenya Protest Intensifies

President William Ruto of Kenya has announced key austerity measures aimed at addressing public discontent and cutting government expenditure amid protests in the East...

Ademola Adeleke, Osun State Governor, Suspends SSA for Civil Societies, Adebisi, over Allegations of Diverting 70 Bags of Rice

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has suspended his Senior Special Assistant on Civil Societies, Comrade Emmanuel Adebisi, for allegedly diverting 70 bags of rice....

Ogun State Government Reportedly Spent N2.3Billion on Welfare, Refreshments, and Foodstuffs in Three Months

A closer examination of Ogun State’s budget performance documents has uncovered a startling revelation: Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration spent a...

TASUED Final Year Student Reportedly Dragged Out of Exam Hall and Murdered by Suspected Cultists

Tragedy struck Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, as Ola Fabiyi, a final year student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) fell victim to a brutal and senseless murder...

Heavy Rain Triggers Lagos Building Collapse, Claims One Life, Rescuers Save Seven People

In a tragic turn of events, a child whose identity remains unknown has lost his life in a fresh building collapse in the Mushin area of Lagos State. PurpleWorld learnt...

Primary School Pupil Joshua Swept Away by Flood in Ketu, Ikosi Area

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a young primary school pupil named Joshua was tragically swept away by floodwaters in the Ketu, Ikosi area of Lagos State. A day that...

Primary School Pupil Joshua Swept Away by Flood in Ketu, Ikosi Area

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a young primary school pupil named Joshua was tragically swept away by floodwaters in the Ketu, Ikosi area of Lagos State. A day that...

Aliko Dangote Calls Out CBN’s High Interest Rate, Laments Stifling of Job Creation

Aliko Dangote, chairman of the Dangote Group, has denounced the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) decision to raise interest rates to almost 30 per cent. Speaking at...

DSS Officer Allegedly Shoots, Kills Bouncer in Oyo State

A Department of State Services (DSS) officer has allegedly shot and killed a member of the Oyo State Bodybuilders and Bouncers Association at Ilaji Farm. The officer,...

Hotel Building Collapse in Abuja Leaves Many Trapped

Many people were trapped when a four-storey building attached to the Westbrook Hotel in the Garki area of the Federal Capital Territory collapsed on Monday night. The...

Devastating Explosion Rocks Zungeru Hydroelectric Dam in Nigeria, Injuring Numerous Workers and Damaging Property

Niger State has been rocked by an explosion at the Zungeru Hydroelectric Dam, causing multiple injuries and extensive damage to the dam’s facilities. The blast,...

Former Konga CEO Nick Imudia’s Death Not Suicide, Family Insists He Was “Full of Life”

The Imudia family, reacting to the unfortunate passing of their loved one, Nick Imudia, former CEO of Konga, has issued a statement vehemently denying rumors of suicide....

NLC, TUC Urged to Strike over Minimum Wage, Electricity Hike

In a bid to protest against the current economic realities in Nigeria, civil society groups have urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress...

“Not Dead Yet!” Olu Jacobs Disproves Death Rumour in Viral Video

Veteran Actor Olu Jacobs Passes Away at 82

In a sombre turn of events for the Nigerian entertainment industry, veteran actor Olu Jacobs has passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a profound legacy that...

Chelsea Sign Leicester Midfielder Dewsbury-Hall

Chelsea Football Club has successfully swooped in to add the dynamic and promising young English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to their ranks, signing him from...

Tragedy Strikes Borno as Gwoza Bombing Claims 8 Lives, Injures 15

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the loss of eight lives and the injury of 15 others as a result of a deadly bomb explosion that occurred in Gwoza Local...

‘I’m Sorry’: Kenyan MP, Wife Don ‘Apology’ Shirts After Bill Backfires, Sparks Nationwide Protests

In a remarkable act of contrition, MP David Gikaria and his wife Violet Nzisa Katua, who represent the Nakuru Town East constituency, offered an unconventional apology...

103 Nigerians Deported from Turkey Over Migration Issues

The Federal Government recently welcomed back 103 Nigerians who were forcibly repatriated from Turkey due to issues related to migration. The returnees, who had been...

Mr Macaroni Reminds Sanwo-Olu’s SSA: “Your Boss is Accountable to Me, Not the Other Way Around.”

Nigerian actor and comedian, Debo Adedayo, better known as Mr Macaroni, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s media aide, Wale Ajetunmobi, traded barbs on X (Twitter)...

Court Grants Mohbad’s Family Approval for Independent Autopsy Amid Controversy Over Cause of Death

Ilerioluwa Aloba, the late Lagos-based singer known as Mohbad, has had his family’s request for an independent autopsy and toxicology test granted by the...

36-year-old Nigerian Woman, Pregnant with Triplets, Dies in UK

A Nigerian woman, Prudence Daniel-Obia, who was 36 years old and expecting triplets, lost her life in the United Kingdom, along with her unborn children. Prudence and...

Nigerian Government Announces New Rules, Says Skits, Films, and Music Videos Must Be Classified by NFVCB

The federal government has declared that skits, films, and music videos cannot be released without first obtaining a classification rating from the National Films and...

Ex-Konga CEO Nick Imudia Dies by Suicide

In a shocking turn of events, the Nigerian business community was rocked by the sudden and tragic death of Nick Imudia, former CEO of Konga, one of the country’s...

Pregnant Woman Stages Own Kidnapping, Found Safe in Ilorin

A pregnant woman, Raheemat Lateef, who was initially thought to have been abducted on her way to the hospital to deliver her baby, was discovered to have staged her own...

It’ll Take Decades To Eradicate Banditry In Northwest Nigeria— Sultan Of Sokoto

Muhammad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, yesterday, declared that it will take decades for the north-west to be free from the menacing security challenge. The Sultan spoke...

Yoruba Party UK Announces Candidacy for UK General Election

The Yoruba Party in the United Kingdom (YPUK) has unveiled its plan to contest in the upcoming UK general election, marking a significant milestone in the group’s...

Labour Party Chieftain Kenneth Okonkwo Hints at Defection to APC

Prominent member of the Labour Party, Kenneth Okonkwo, recently disclosed his intentions to switch allegiance and return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Kenneth...

Sowore Rebukes Ekiti Death Sentences, Says Fayose, Fayemi Stole Billions Unpunished

Human Rights activist and convener of the RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, has voiced his shock and disbelief over a recent ruling in Ekiti State where three...

Pregnant Woman Due for Delivery Abducted by Kidnappers in Ogun State

A heavily pregnant woman on the verge of giving birth has been snatched away from her journey to the hospital by unknown kidnappers. The victim who was simply identified...

Ijebu Money no Dey Fear Witchcraft: Seyifunmi Oyetunbi Paints Ijebu’s Wealthy as Witch-Proof

Social critic Oluwaseyifunmi Oyetunbi has asserted that the affluent residents of Ijebu are not dissuaded from openly displaying their wealth, as they are unafraid of...

Davido Seeks Custody of Daughter Imade in Legal Battle with Sophia Momodu

Renowned singer Davido has taken a legal route to secure full custody of his daughter, Imade, from her mother, Sophia Momodu. Davido, in a bid to persuade the court,...

‘I Left Nigeria Better Than I Met It’ – Former President Obasanjo

Former Nigerian president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has claimed that he left the country in a better state than when he first assumed office. He made this known during a...

Nigerian Government Set to Launch First Citizen into Space

The Nigerian government has announced plans to launch its first citizen into space. Dr. Mathew Adepoju, Director General of NASRDA, disclosed this in a major...

Ekiti Police Arrests FUOYE Student on Charge of Allegedly Raping Male Classmate

The Ekiti State Police have confirmed the arrest of a final year student of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Olalekan Oni, following allegations of rape against...

Final-Year Student Takes Own Life in Akungba-Akoko

A devastating event unfolded on Monday in the community of Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, when Modupe Ayandare, a final-year student at Adekunle Ajasin University,...

Mile 12 Market Chairman Blames Insecurity for Spike in Tomato, Pepper Prices

On Monday, Shehu Usman Jubrin, the Chairman of the Mile 12 International Market in Lagos, Nigeria, explained the recent spike in prices for tomatoes, peppers, and other...

Human Rights Attorney Tope Temokun Calls Out Nigerian Police Over Denial of #EndSARS Detentions, Demands Transparency on Arrests and Releases

Tope Temokun Esq., a human rights lawyer, has sharply condemned the Nigerian police for their denial of the continued detention of #EndSARS protesters. In...

Cholera Outbreak Reportedly Claims 15 Lives in Lagos, Authorities Warn of Highly Aggressive Strain

According to the Lagos State government, the recent Cholera outbreak has resulted in 15 fatalities, 350 suspected cases, and 17 confirmed cases in the state. On Monday,...

Bwatiye People of Adamawa State Unveils New Bible in Their Native Tongue

The Bwatiye people of Adamawa State, Nigeria, has unveiled a historic translation of the New Testament into their indigenous language. The Bwatiye, known to reside in...

Finidi George Reacts To Victor Osimhen’s Explosive Video

Former Super Eagles coach Finidi George has responded to Victor Osimhen’s viral video on social media where he denied accusations of faking an injury to avoid...

Lebanese Billionaire Mohamed Fouani Kidnapped in Lagos

Mohamed Fouani, the billionaire founder and CEO of the prestigious Founani Group, has been abducted in Lagos. Mr. Mohamed Fouani is the sole franchise owner of LG and...

Finidi George Steps Down as Super Eagles Coach

The Nigerian men football team, Super Eagles’ coach, Finidi George, has stepped down. This was made known by former Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in a...

Victor Osimhen Slams Finidi George Over Alleged Indiscipline Claims: “I’ve Lost All Respect for Him”

Nigeria and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has berated the now-resigned coach of Nigeria’s football team, Super Eagles, Finidi George, for accusing him of lack of...

Nigerian Music Star Rema Deletes All Instagram Posts

Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has wiped his Instagram profile clean, leaving no traces of his previous posts. The 24-year-old singer did not...

Finidi George Accuses Osimhen, Others of Disciplinary Issues, Blasts NFF

Finidi George, embattled coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, has expressed his frustration with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), claiming that he has not received...

Ogun Woman Arrested for Allegedly Inserting Firewood into 12-Year-Old Girl’s Private Part Over Alleged Theft

The Ogun State Police Command has reported the arrest of a 25-year-old woman, Temitope Adetanju, for allegedly subjecting a 12-year-old girl to brutal abuse involving...

Eid-el-Kabir Festivities: Nigerian Government Declares Monday, Tuesday as Public Holidays

In anticipation of the Eid-el-Kabir festivities, the Nigerian government has announced a two-day national holiday for citizens to celebrate the holiday. Starting from...

Falana Calls for Recovery of Looted Funds, Saying Money Stashed in Bank Accounts Can Pay Minimum Wage

Femi Falana, a renowned human rights lawyer and SAN, has boldly asserted that both the federal and state governments have the financial capacity to pay the national...

Tinubu’s Mandate Movement Sets Sights on Mobilizing 40 Million for Tinubu-Shettima as 2027 Presidential Campaign Ramps Up

In a bid to bolster support for President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima’s political prospects, the Lagos-based political organization, Mandate...

Senegal Government Slashes Prices on Basic Goods in Bid to Alleviate Cost of Living

Senegal’s newly-appointed government has announced price reductions for essential staples such as rice, oil, bread and other basic goods. The move is designed to ease...

DELSU Student Arrested for Staging Own Abduction, Demanding N50 Million Bitcoin Ransom

Delta State Police have arrested Nelson Eserada, a fourth-year student at the Delta State University (DELSU), for faking his own abduction. Alongside his alleged...

Anything Less Than ₦100K Is An Insult to Civil Servants – Senator Ned Nwoko

Senator Ned Nwoko has pointed out to the Nigerian Senate to increase the minimum wage for Nigerian workers from the current level to ₦100,000 monthly. At a recent...

Nollywood Actor Sule Suebebe Passes Away

Popular Nollywood actor, Dayo Adewunmi, is dead. Sule Suebebe, who was affectionately known for his performances in Yoruba films, passed away on Wednesday morning at a...

Nigerians Plan March Against Tinubu’s Policies in Nationwide #WeAreHungry, #June12Protest

Uniting against the  economic injustices inflicted by President Tinubu’s neoliberal policies, a coalition of civil society groups – including the Take It Back...

Protests Erupt in Ondo As Nigerian Youths ‘Rise Up’ Against EFCC Operations

In a dramatic display of civil unrest, Nigerian youths descended upon the streets of Akure, Ondo State, on Monday, staging a forceful demonstration against what they...

Two Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Madina, One by Suicide

In a statement released by Saudi authorities, it was confirmed that two Nigerian pilgrims lost their lives while in Madina. One of the pilgrims, Hajia Hawawu from Kwara...

30 Travellers Reportedly Kidnapped in Abuja-Nasarawa Ambush

In a shocking incident that has left families and officials scrambling for answers, an estimated 30 travellers were abducted on Friday along the Abuja-Nasarawa Highway....

DID HOLLYWOOD JUST THREATEN ‘CIVIL WAR’ AGAINST A TRUMP PRESIDENCY?

I recently had the opportunity to watch the 2024 Hollywood dystopian thriller “Civil War” and my reaction was laughter and disgust. This social science fiction from...

Peter Obi Is Not Better than Buhari, He’s A Packaged Fraud – Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, the founder of the #RevolutionNow movement, has branded Peter Obi, the ex-Labour Party presidential candidate, a ‘packaged fraud’. Sowore made this...

Marry as Many Times as You Like Until It’s Right, Actor Yul Edochie Advises

Yul Edochie has ignited a fiery debate with his unconventional take on marriage, stating that one can marry up to 50 times in the quest to find their perfect life...

Peter Obi’s Former Campaign Chief, Doyin Okupe Says Tinubu Is the ‘Best’ Presidential Candidate of 2023

Doyin Okupe, the former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Group, has now praised Bola Tinubu as the most capable candidate among the contenders...

Synagogue Church Remembers Prophet TB Joshua, Marks Third Year Anniversary

The founder of the Synagogue Church of Nations (SCOAN), the late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua has been described as a man who touched the lives of millions and who...

Autopsy Reveals Possible Cause of Mohbad’s Death

Recent reports from The Cable indicate that the autopsy conducted on late singer Mohbad’s body has shed light on the potential cause of his death. In a report...