Kogi Govt Mourns Victims of Tanker Explosion

Kogi Govt Mourns Victims of Tanker Explosion

  Kogi state government has declared a two-day mourning period in commemoration of those who died in the tanker explosion in Felele, along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday killing over 25 persons. The victims which included three nursery school pupils, five students of the state-owned... read more »

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

  Police authorities on Wednesday warned against the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for a sit-at-home on October 1. The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Philip Maku, warned IPOB to steer clear of the state while stating that the proscribed group does not have the legal right... read more »

US lauds INEC, Security Agencies on Conduct of Edo Poll

US lauds INEC, Security Agencies on Conduct of Edo Poll

The United States has praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies on their good outing during the Edo State governorship election last Saturday. This was contained in a statement by the US mission in Nigeria on Wednesday. The US also acknowledged the effort of... read more »

INEC Speaks on Readiness for Ondo Poll

INEC Speaks on Readiness for Ondo Poll

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu yesterday assured the public of its readiness to conduct a free, fair and credible election in Ondo State. Yakubu disclosed this in a chat with journalists during his official visit to the Ondo State INEC... read more »

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Zamfara Government Alleges Diversion of N10bn Earmarked for Construction of Univ...

The Zamfara Sate Government has alerted public attention to the diversion of N10bn appropriated for the construction of a state university under the administration of former governor Abdulazizi Yari. This was expressed by Commissioner for Finance in the state, Alhaji... read more »

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Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains Their Marriage Sti...

Following allegations of abuse by Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, his legal wife Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode has said the former minister never abused her in their 23 years of marriage. She made the clarification during an interview with Punch on... read more »

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Eagles Coach Rohr Names Squad for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia Friendlies

Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr has invited 25 players ahead of October’s friendly matches against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia, billed for Austria. The German tactician named five others to be on standby. In the games which will mark the Eagles first fixtures this... read more »

AFCON
AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquart...

News emerging from Egypt has it that the trophy the country’s national team won thrice in a row was discovered missing from the country’s football federation headquarters. According to... read more »

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

The African cup of Nations that was scheduled to take place this year has been moved to 2022. This was disclosed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday after a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee. The postponement was informed by the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted sporting calendar of various federations this... read more »

Africa
CBN Disburses N3.5tr COVID-19 Intervention Cash

CBN Disburses N3.5tr COVID-19 Intervention Cash

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has disbursed N3.5 trillion to various sectors of the economy to assist in cushioning the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Apex bank says it... read more »

Ighalo Fires Blank as Manchester United Beat Luton Town

Ighalo Fires Blank as Manchester United Beat Luton Town

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo failed to find the back of the net as Manchester United defeated Luton Town 3 – 0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. Ighalo was handed a spot in the starting lineup but failed to capitalise on a rare start as he failed to register a shot on target for the match. The match marked the first... read more »

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes i...

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

Eyitayo Jegede, flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, in the Ondo State governorship election has vowed to put an end to the frequent classes... read more »

INEC Issues Certificate of Return to Governor Obaseki A...

INEC Issues Certificate of Return to Governor Obaseki After Re-election

Following his victory at the Saturday Edo poll, Governor Godwin Obaseki has been issued a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral... read more »

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

  Some states that have been unable to complete the recruitment process of artisans for the 774,000 Special Public Works (SPW) programme of the Federal... read more »

African Development
Update: ECOWAS Elects New President

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Republic of... read more »

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine should not be based on the highest bidder but rather be provided at an affordable and accessible manner. Osinbajo made the call while speaking at the virtual 2020 EURAFRICA Forum themed, “Towards a Realistic Euro-African Partnership During and Beyond the COVID-19 Era,”... read more »

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Elect...

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Year Tenure

PROTOCOLS Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President... read more »

AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected for a second tenure. He was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the... read more »

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, s...

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the COVID-19 induced school closure has created a global education emergency occasioned by the inability... read more »

Agriculture
CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%

CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has asked banks in Nigeria to consider increasing the percentage of loans available to the agriculture sector to 10 percent by... read more »

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says President Buhari

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make forex inaccessible for people seeking to import food items and fertilizer. The President said this at the meeting of the National Food Security Council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. It restates the earlier directive on forex given by Buhari in... read more »

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

25th June 2020   This article is one that I posted on June 18, 2019 on my Facebook page. The question is now even more urgent with the violence, slaughter... read more »

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention ...

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to empower farmers with N432 billion ($1.1 billion) intervention loan to upscale food production during the... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit... read more »

Algeria
Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership champions Manchester City has finally signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for £60 million on a 5-year deal. This amount is about €68m or $80m. The signing finally put to rest the... read more »

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

After failing to sign the Leicester City play maker in the last transfer window, Premier league champions Manchester City is now set to close the deal for about £60m. This deals is expected to be concluded before the World Cup begins. Man City is also expected to sign Napoli midfielder, Jorginho for about £42m. Interestingly, none of these two... read more »

Armed Forces
Edo 2020: Heavily Armed Security Personnel Scare Voters (Video)

Edo 2020: Heavily Armed Security Personnel Scare Voters (Video)

The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state, NAN reports. However, the presence of heavily armed security personnel has led to... read more »

Nigerian Police Vow to Vehemently Resist Students Planning Protest Against Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike

Nigerian Police Vows to Vehemently Resist Students Planning Protest Against Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Police force has vowed to “vehemently resist” students planning a massive protest in Ogun State over the recent spike in petrol price and electricity tariffs. This was made known by spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a communique on Saturday. This comes as the five days ultimatum issued to the... read more »

Sack Service Chiefs Now, Norther Elders ask Buhari

Sack Service Chiefs Now, Norther Elders ask Buhari

The Coalition of North-central Elders (CNCE), has told President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his security architecture by immediately sacking service... read more »

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Atten...

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, recently deposed by mutinying soldiers was flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for medical attention in the... read more »

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Member...

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Members, Two DSS Operatives (See Video)

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that 21 of its members were killed in a violent clash with security operatives and 47 others arrested in... read more »

Aviation
FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operating in Nigeria

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operating in Niger...

The Federal Government has banned Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria in adherence to its principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume flight operations. The Minister... read more »

FG Ratifies $3.1bn Customs Automation Concession Project

FG Ratifies $3.1bn Customs Automation Concession Project

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified the concession of the automation project of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed said the automation project will cost $3.1 billion. She noted the project will be concessioned for 20 years. The council also approved N13.122 billion for... read more »

NIS Issues Entry Guidelines Ahead of September 5 Intern...

NIS Issues Entry Guidelines Ahead of September 5 International Flights Resumption

The Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandele has disclosed guidelines for immigrants ahead of resumption of international... read more »

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South E...

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South East Leaders Commend Buhari

The federal government of Nigeria on Sunday commissioned the rehabilitated Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for flight operations. The Federal... read more »

Crashed Lagos Helicopter Has no Black Box – Investigati...

Crashed Lagos Helicopter Has no Black Box – Investigation Bureau

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has said that the Bell 206-B3 that crashed on Salvation Road, Opebi in the Ikeja area of Lagos State has no black... read more »

AWCON
Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors - Asisat Oshoala

Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors...

Reigning Africa women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala has charged cooperate bodies and football governing bodies in Africa to invest towards the growth of women’s football if they are to... read more »

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

The Nigerian Super Falcons beat the Queen Scorpions of Gambia by 6:0 yesterday in Lagos to qualify for the 11th African Women Cup of Nations. The Nigerians had earlier beaten the Gambians on their home turf 1:0. This brings the aggregate score to 7:0. Having won 9 out of the 10 previous AWCON championships, the Nigerians are set to win a 10th... read more »

Biafra
Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

Northern Elders Forum’s Position on the Proposed Constituti...

Northern Elders Forum Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Statement of Northern Elders Forum(NEF) on the Senate’s Call for Memoranda... read more »

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

25th August 2020   Given the bloody events in Nigeria, I strongly urge us to dialogue not only at national, but also at international levels regarding what I have termed the “territorial credence*” of Nigeria. That is, how real is this country called Nigeria? Such a dialogue is needed, and quite urgently too as it regards the legal... read more »

Opinion: The Deceit Of Amending the Null and Void 1999 ...

Opinion: The Deceit Of Amending the Null and Void 1999 Nigeria Constitution

11th August 2020   For the sake of authenticity and thus validity, Nigeria’s Constitution must truly be made by the people, and not be imposed upon the... read more »

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attac...

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against Yorubas

Nnamdi kanu, leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered its media arm to cease attacks on the Yoruba ethnic group. Chike... read more »

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

I asked this question because the noise from their agitation is really taking a nuisance pitch and dimension. Let us set the records straight, the British... read more »

Boko Haram
Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Borno

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Born...

 A united Nations aid helicopter has been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Nigeria. UN reports that the insurgents attacked the helicopter on Thursday in Damasak, Borno State,... read more »

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to President Buhari

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to President Buhari

Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation in Nigeria has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly in addressing the leadership issues in the security apparatus of the country like he did in his political party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). President Buhari had last week made recommendations to the National Executive... read more »

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over ...

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over Insecurity

The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle was summoned to the Presidential villa to brief the presidency on the state of security in his state. Matawalle... read more »

Arrest Rising Insecurity in Nigeria or be Sacked- Senat...

Arrest Rising Insecurity in Nigeria or be Sacked- Senate President Lawan Tells Service Chiefs

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has tasked the heads of service chiefs to urgently arrest the rising spate of insecurity across the country or risk... read more »

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Governmen...

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Government Calls for Prosecution of Perpetrators

The government of the United States has criticized the killing of civilians in Northern region of Nigeria and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be firm... read more »

Breaking News
Breaking: PDP Clinches Ize-Iyamu’s Local government 

Breaking: PDP Clinches Ize-Iyamu’s Local Government 

Flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has failed to win his Local Government Area as Godwin Obaseki bettered him. Despite winning his polling unit, Ize-Iyamu failed to deliver... read more »

BREAKING: Pandemonium Ensues in Gov Obaseki’s Polling Unit

  Pandemonium ensued this morning at the polling unit of Governor Obaseki. The Governor who voted at his polling unit 19, ward 04, Oredo local government area of Edo state met an irate number of youths whose mission were unclear. While the cause of the pandemonium was linked to a young man who wanted to disrupt the electoral process as soon... read more »

Breaking: Two Dead as Helicopter Crashes in Lagos

Breaking: Two Dead as Helicopter Crashes in Lagos

A plane has crashed in Lagos, Nigeria leading to the death of the pilot and one passenger. Reports say one person was rescued alive from the Quorum Aviation... read more »

Aisha Buhari Confirms Escaping Plane Crash

Aisha Buhari Confirms Escaping Plane Crash

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari has confirmed escaping a plane crash while returning from a medical trip abroad. The first lady disclosed the... read more »

Scores Dead as Plane Crashes in South Sudan

Scores Dead as Plane Crashes in South Sudan

Scores of people are believed to have died in South Sudan after a cargo plane that took off from airport in Juba crashed. Eight people were on board the plane... read more »

Burkina Faso
Burundi
UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

  A UN watchdog reports that there has been continued human rights violations such as sexual violence, murder, and summary executions in Burundi The citizens had earlier hoped on a new era where... read more »

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi has sworn in President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye on Thursday as successor to the deceased leader Nkurunziza. Ndayishimiye takes over power two months after the sudden demise of his predecessor, Nkurunziza. Evariste Ndayishimiye emerged President elect in May after running as the candidate of the ruling party in Burundi and the anointed... read more »

Business
Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigerian traders in Ghana affected by the stringent business regulations by the Ghana government will get justice. Osinbajo who stated this yesterday... read more »

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

Reviews curfew from 12am to 4am Lifts ban on market, cinema and gym Approves reopening of NYSC orientation camp   The Nigerian government has ratified the phased reopening of educational institutions across all states of the federation after schools were closed in March as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. Government tasked state... read more »

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG inte...

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

The management of Air Peace Airlines has reconsidered its earlier decision to sack about 70 pilots following the intervention of the Federal. The recall of... read more »

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of Inter...

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International Air Flights in Weeks

The Boss Mustapha led Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 has signed off on gradual reopening of international air flights and train services across... read more »

FG Extends Phase Two Lockdown by Four Weeks, Retains 10...

FG Extends Phase Two Lockdown by Four Weeks, Retains 10pm Curfew

President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the extension of the phase two lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 by another four weeks. This implies that all... read more »

Cameroon
Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego, Cameroon.

Catholic Priest Slumps and Dies on the Altar During Homily (See V...

A Priest of the Catholic church identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego, Cameroon. Twitter user identified as... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing - Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing – Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal advice to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Kanu who spoke on a live broadcast on Sunday, told Atiku to ask President Muhammadu Buhari, to go for a... read more »

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian &#...

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He's Not a Nigerian - APC to Election Tribunal

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition... read more »

Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contes...

Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was Born in Cameroon

Only natural born citizens by birth are valid and eligible source of producing a president in Nigeria. In an interesting twist, a news brought to the fore by... read more »

Cameroon: 85 Year Old Biya Seeks 7th Term in Office as ...

Cameroon: 85 Year Old Biya Seeks 7th Term in Office as Polls Open Today

Polls have opened in Cameroon with President Paul Biya seeking a seventh term. Polling stations opened at 8am (07:00GMT) and will close at 6pm (17:00GMT)... read more »

Celebration
Money Rain as President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan Weds (See Video)

Money Rain at Wedding of President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan (See ...

There was no shortage of spectacular scenes as President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan and her groom, Mohammed Turad wedded on Friday. The lavish wedding which had its planners flown in from... read more »

Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild of Nigeria

Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild of Nigeria

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has declared child of Nollywood actress, Reginal Daniels as the movie industry’s baby of the year. The President of the Actors Guild, Emeka Rollas made the remark on a courtesy call to the actress and her billionaire husband at their Abuja residence. “This is our baby, Nollywood baby of the year, we are here... read more »

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

24th December 2019 When explorers, missionaries and historians described Africa as the “Dark Continent” we condemned them as being antinubianists... read more »

Lagos Continues Sale of Lake Rice Despite End of the Ei...

Lagos Continues Sale of Lake Rice Despite End of the Eid Celebrations

The Lagos State Government has said the  sales of its popular brand, Lake Rice, will continue at all designated centres across the State despite the end of... read more »

Sallah: Sustain the Tempo of Peace, says Kwara State G...

Sallah: Sustain the Tempo of Peace, says Kwara State Gov

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appealed to Kwarans to sustain the tempo of peace existing in the state for overall development. Speaking at... read more »

Child Abuse
Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has terminated the appointment of a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kelani Ajadi Omotoso, for alleged sexual... read more »

UNICEF Expresses Concern Over Jailing of 13-Year-old Child in Kano for Blasphemy

UNICEF Expresses Concern Over Jailing of 13-Year-old Child in Kano for Blasphemy

The United Nations Children’s agency, Unicef has condemned the sentencing of 13-year-old Omar Farouq to 10 years in prison with menial labour for blasphemy by the Kano State Sharia Court at Feli Hockey, Kano. UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins condemned the sentence by the Sharia Court for uncomplimentary comments describing it as... read more »

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Again...

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has concluded a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of religious institutions to respond... read more »

Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Pledges Support for Joint Legal ...

Sanwo-Olu's Wife Pledges Support for Joint Legal Clinic

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Friday vowed to support the Joint Legal Clinic of the State Ministry of Justice as part of... read more »

Police Arrested a 24 Year Old Woman who appeared on a V...

Police Arrested a 24 Year Old Woman who appeared on a Viral Video detaining a Boy in a Dog Kennel in Lagos

On 14th August, 2019, a team of detectives from the Gender Unit, Command’s Headquarters Ikeja, arrested one Onyinye Mbadike ‘f’ 24yrs of No 7 Trimnell... read more »

China
Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Olad...

The Nigerian Minister of #Transportation, Rotimi Amechi, has been in the news recently. He says he has only just become aware of a clause in a $5 billion rail project to be built by #China, that... read more »

China to Unite with African Leaders Against COVID-19

China to Unite with African Leaders Against COVID-19

The President of China Xi Jinping is scheduled to host a virtual summit with African leaders in solidarity against coronavirus on Wednesday in Beijing, China. This was announced by Hua Chunying, spokesperson of Chinese foreign ministry. The summit will be held at the instance of China; South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU);... read more »

Congo
Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Africa against Triple Threat!!! As the world battles the deadly corona virus which has stretched the health facility of even the best health care systems in the world, the Democratic Republic of... read more »

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak - 17 Infected, 11 dead

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak – 17 Infected, 11 dead

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a new outbreak of Ebola virus in some parts of Equateur. Medical authorities on Monday said up to 17 people have been infected of the virus in the western province while a further 11 have died. Health authorities in Congo had last week reported 12 infections at a time when the country is equally battling... read more »

Corruption
UNILAG Crisis: Panel Submits Report

UNILAG Crisis: Panel Submits Report

  The Special Presidential Visitation Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the removal of suspended Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has submitted its... read more »

LASG Disowns Viral Video on Sale of Branded Waste Baskets (Video)

LASG Disowns Viral Video on Sale of Branded Waste Baskets (Video)

The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, disowned the viral video, where some uniformed impostors were promoting the sale of branded wastebaskets purportedly on behalf of the State. A statement signed by the State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, noted that all the characters in the viral video are fraudsters... read more »

Edo 2020: APC Accused of Wooing Voters with Wrappers (V...

Edo 2020: APC Accused of Wooing Voters with Wrappers

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of wooing female voters with wrappers ahead of Saturday, September 19... read more »

Deconstructing The Buhari Administration’s Lies on Subs...

There is no more unmistakable evidence for the dishonesty, dubiousness and downright gangsterism of the Buhari administration than the fuel subsidy heist that... read more »

Nigeria Becoming a Failed State, a Basket Case Under Bu...

Nigeria Becoming a Failed State, a Basket Case Under Buhari- Obasanjo Lampoons President

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria is gradually becoming a failed state and a basket case that urgently needs to be pulled from the verge of... read more »

Cost of Living
If we truly deregulated, shouldn’t fuel price drop? Atiku Queries

If we Truly Deregulated, Shouldn’t Fuel Price Drop? Atiku Queries...

 Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has questioned the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), credited to the deregulation of the petroleum sector by asking, “if we truly... read more »

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NERC

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NERC

The federal government has exempted poor and vulnerable Nigerians from the increased electricity tariff. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday. The tweet signed by James Momoh, Chairman of NERC, said the new tariff will exclude vulnerable customers... read more »

Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambition Amid Violent Protests

Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambiti...

Ivory Coast’s top court on Monday endorsed the third term bid of President Alassane Ouattara as protests turned violent in several cities. Former President Laurent Gbagbo and former Prime Minister... read more »

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his candidacy for the top position. The 42-year-old is one of the three prominent candidates for the Ivorian Football Federation top job but he is yet to gain the... read more »

Covid-19
Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo has approved the resumption of professional football as part of easing of measures imposed to curb spread of COVID-19. The move was necessitated by a decline in the... read more »

Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment – FG Tells Schools

Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment – FG Tells Schools

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has directed schools to conduct COVIDD-19 risk assessment weekly. The directive comes as part of measures to contain the spread of dreaded COVID-19 virus as more states are set to fully reopen schools on Monday. The NCDC equally ordered local governments and states to conduct monthly and quarterly COVID-19... read more »

Economy Will be Revatalised Soon, Buhari Promises Niger...

Economy Will be Revatalised Soon, Buhari Promises Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the Nigerian economy would bounce back strongly, given the well-planned policy responses to the economic... read more »

Ekiti Set to Reopen Schools, Fixes Date

Ekiti Set to Reopen Schools, Fixes Date

The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has ratified September 21 for the resumption of primary and secondary schools in the South West state. This comes... read more »

Schools in Lagos State to Begin Phased Opening for the ...

Schools in Lagos State to Begin Phased Opening for the 2020/2021 Session from 21/09/2020

The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Lagos State Mrs Folasade Adefisayo has announced the plans for *both Public and Private Schools* resumption in the... read more »

Crime
INEC Office Fire Outbreak: Ondo Police Launch Investigation

INEC Office Fire Outbreak: Ondo Police Launches Investigation

Following the fire outbreak at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Akure, Ondo State, Police has launched an investigation to unravel circumstances leading to the... read more »

Soldiers Kill Benue’s Wanted Militia Leader, Gana

Soldiers Kill Benue’s Wanted Militia Leader, Gana

The Commander of the Four Special Forces command, Doma, Nasarawa State, Maude Ali Gadzama on Tuesday confirmed the killing of Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana who had been declared wanted in Benue state. Gadzama said Gana was gunned down in a fire fight with military personnel along Gbese-Gboko road. Recall the Benue State Government had in... read more »

Uwaila Rape: Police Parade Suspected Killers of UNIBEN ...

Uwaila Rape: Police Parade Suspected Killers of UNIBEN Student in a Church

The police in Edo State on Wednesday paraded six suspects believed to have executed the killing of 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin,... read more »

Enugu Airport Fence Vandalism: FG Vows to Bring Perpetr...

Enugu Airport Fence Destruction: FG Vows to Bring Perpetrator to Book  

  Says it will deploy all lawful means to protect national security asset Aviation Minister applauds Buhari, Ugwuanyi’s intervention   The... read more »

NDDC Issues Senator Two weeks Ultimatum to Refund N2.5b...

NDDC Issues Senator Two weeks Ultimatum to Refund N2.5bn for Failed Contracts

Case pending before two courts, letter has not reached me – Nwaoboshi The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has hit back at the Nigerian Senate,... read more »

Drug Abuse
Economy
Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

  President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in a closed-door meeting yesterday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Personal Assistant to the... read more »

Osinbajo and a Facebook Vice President to Hold informal Chat Today

Osinbajo and a Facebook Vice President to Hold informal Chat Today

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Facebook’s Vice President, Policy and Communication, Nick Clegg will today, Friday, September 18 hold a virtual informal chat. In a Statement released by Facebook on Thursday, the chat is billed to hold as part of the activities earmarked for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The 75th session of... read more »

NESG Vs CBN Faceoff: Prospects for SMEs

NESG vs CBN Faceoff: Prospects for SMEs

Most Nigerians were startled and bemused by the recent revelations by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), against Nigeria’s apex Bank, Central Bank of... read more »

Obasanjo is Nigeria’s Divider-in-Chief – Pr...

Obasanjo is Nigeria's Divider-in-Chief - Presidency

In his most recent statement former President Olusegun Obasanjo attempts to divide the nation while President Muhammadu Buhari continues to promote nation... read more »

Nigeria – Why We Resigned from NESG – Bank ...

Nigeria - Why We Resigned from NESG - Bank Directors

It is no longer news that the NESG (Nigerian Economic Summit Group), few days ago criticized some policies adopted by the CBN in its bid to stabilize the... read more »

Education
UNIABUJA Prone to Bandits Attack- VC

UNIABUJA Prone to Bandit Attacks – VC

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah has said Federal government approved the sum of N400m for the building of perimeter fence for the institution. Na’Allah... read more »

ASUU Kicks Against Resumption of Tertiary Institutions, See Reason

ASUU Kicks Against Resumption of Tertiary Institutions, See Reason

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned against reopening of universities at the moment as it could lead to second wave of COVID-19 in the country. This was disclosed by the Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Dr. Igbana Ajir in Mukurdi, Benue State at the weekend. Ajir cautioned that reopening of tertiary institutions now without proper... read more »

Petrol Price Increment: We Either Confront Government o...

Petrol Price Increment: We Either Confront Government on the Street Now or Be Consumed – TASUED Students’ Union

The Students’ Union Government of Tai Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State has rejected the hike in the pump price of... read more »

Management of OAU Speaks on School Reopening

Management of OAU Speaks on School Reopening

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife has dismissed a circular allegedly signed by registrar of the institution stating the school was set... read more »

Schools in Osun to Reopen September 21

Osun State Government on Monday said that schools across the state are set to reopen on September 21, 2020.

Osun State Government on Monday said that schools across the state are set to reopen on September 21, 2020. This was contained in a communique by Mrs Funke... read more »

Egypt
Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at the Age of 47

Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at th...

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary announced his retirement from football in a television show on Thursday. El-Hadary last played for Egyptian second division club, Nogoom, based in... read more »

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus Infection

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus Infection

Health authorities in Egypt announced 1,218 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday 18 June, 2020. This brings the total number of corona virus cases in Egypt to over 50,000, two weeks before her planned easing of lockdown measure. Egypt imposed lockdown in March to mitigate the transmission of the virus, resulting in school closure, restaurants and... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:...

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egyp...

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when... read more »

Elections
Appeal Court Constitutes Edo Governorship Election Tribunal Panel

Appeal Court Constitutes Edo Governorship Election Tribunal Panel

  President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Monday constituted the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to handle petitions arising from the gubernatorial election... read more »

  APC Accepts Defeat, Admits Edo Election Free, Fair

APC Accepts Defeat, Admits Edo Election Free, Fair

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), yesterday conceded defeat to the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Godwin Obaseki after his declaration as the winner of the Edo Governorship poll. This was contained in a statement by Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for... read more »

Employment
Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN ca...

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19 scare. This was... read more »

APC extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s return

APC Extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s Return

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has beckoned to aggrieved bigwigs who left the party to return to its fold in the spirit of reconciliation. The ruling party extended an invitation to heavyweights such as former vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu... read more »

Napoli Completes Club Record €50m Deal for Nigerian Str...

Napoli Completes Club Record €50m Deal for Nigerian Striker Osimhen from Lille

Napoli has completed the club record signing of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen from Ligue 1 side, Lille. Osimhen who bagged 18 goals in 38 appearanced for... read more »

Ogun plans August 14 Worship Centres Reopening, Schools...

Ogun plans August 14 Worship Centres Reopening, Schools to Resume August 4

The Ogun state Government plans a conditional approval for reopening of places of worship  across the state from August 14, 2020 in absolute compliance to... read more »

Lagos Doctors Embark on a 3-day Warning Strike over Saf...

Lagos Doctors Embark on a 3-day Warning Strike over Safety and Welfare Concerns

Doctors in Lagos state, Nigeria under the auspices of the Medical Guild in Lagos, will begin a three-day warning strike from today, 13th July, 2020 due to... read more »

English Premiership
Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leicester Deployment

Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leicester Deploy...

Erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has expressed worry over the current deployment of Wilfred Ndidi at Leicester City after the midfielder was played out of his preferred position in the... read more »

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi is considering a move away from Goodison Park after being overlooked for Everton’s first two fixtures of the season. Iwobi, 24 arrived at Everton last summer from Arsenal following a £34 million deal but has failed to tie down a place in the team this season. Last season, the forward scored just once in 25... read more »

Entertainment
Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, Brown Skin Girl (Watch Video)

Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, Brown Skin ...

The highly anticipated music video of Beyonye’s Afro beats hit track, featuring Nigerian musician Wizkid, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ has been released. The video of the song which celebrates the... read more »

If You Lie, You Will Die- Waje Recounts Pregnancy Experience in SS3

If You Lie, You Will Die- Waje Recounts Pregnancy Experience in SS3

Nigerian musician, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, recounted her experience when she got pregnant while in senior secondary school. The singer shared her ordeal in an Instagram live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui. She narrated her experience her experience with her pastor in church when he got wind of the news of her preganncy. She said,... read more »

President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan to Wed Inside Aso Vi...

President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan to Wed Inside Aso Villa

Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari will organise her wedding ceremony inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sahara Reporters... read more »

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake M...

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concert

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, who goes by stage name Naira Marley has been fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court over his June 13 concert at Jabi Lake... read more »

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker...

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker Extends Gunners Contract

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded the contribution of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the gunners FA cup final triumph against Chelsea at... read more »

Environment
Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned Road, Pledge Readiness to Partner With Government

(Exclusive) Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned ...

Residents of Byazhin Across, Kubwa a suburb in the Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja who have long clamored government’s intervention to fix their deplorable road have been... read more »

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flood Prone Communities as NiMet Raises Flood Alert

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flood Prone Communities as NiMet Raises Flood Alert

The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Enugu Chapter has asked residents of flood prone areas in Enugu State to relocate to safer ground as it aims to avert loss of lives and properties in the event of flood. The call was made when the group embarked on a sensitization campaign in Enugu along with other stakeholders to educate the residents on flood... read more »

Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Manageme...

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijani has launched a waste management initiative tagged “Cash 4 Trash” recycling hub in Nyanya,... read more »

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustic...

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has been issued a 30-day ultimatum by four aggrieved ethnic groups in the state to address lingering injustices meted... read more »

Funke Akindele Rescues Pa James by Gifting Him a House ...

Funke Akindele Rescues Pa James by Gifting Him a House after Flood Wrecked His Home

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has rescued iconic actor Kayode Olasehinde Ajirebi, alias Pa james, whose home in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo, Lagos was... read more »

Fashion
Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Em...

Kigali, Rwanda, July 27, 2020 – Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, has provided 40,000 vulnerable families in their artisan... read more »

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda on Friday launched a multi-party COVID-19 recovery program known as Cultural and Creative Industry Recovery Plan to uphold enterprises in the cultural and creative industry, as well as artists. According to a press release, the recovery plan aims to support seven Rwandan federations in the sectors of music, film, plastic arts, writing,... read more »

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their O...

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

It’s an already known fact that the kit of the Nigerian Super Eagles took center stage. Following in this path, the Super Eagles traveled to Russia in a... read more »

2018 World Cup: Super Eagle’s Kit Sells Out On Fi...

2018 World Cup: Super Eagle's Kit Sells Out On First Day

The replica of the Nigerian Super Eagle’s kit which was released for sale to the public on June 1 has sold out on the first day with about three million... read more »

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

You are not truly free until you can be who you are without apologies. No truer words have ever been spoken. There are many ways by which we express ourselves... read more »

Features
Tinubu’s Last-minute Video, Wike’s Sagacity and Other Reasons Obaseki Won Ize-Iyamu

Tinubu’s Last-minute Video, Wike’s Sagacity and Other Reasons Oba...

  When Governor Godwin Obaseki decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on June 19, 2020, many political analysts cheered him for resisting the... read more »

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was developed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in pursuant of a concerted effort at genuinely developing the Niger Delta region which is blessed with natural resources. Nigeria has built its revenue generation around the income generated from crude oil such that sectors like agriculture have... read more »

CBN’s Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 ̵...

CBN's Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 - Fraud or Incompetence?

When the CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) announced that it was going to be making about N50 billion available as loans to businesses in what it called the... read more »

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that the characters to be played by the actors are known, the stage is set and the audience is cheering and chanting, what level of spectacle should the... read more »

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Africa is home to some of the longest serving national leaders in the world. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011, Africa had about 8 Presidents among the list of... read more »

Finance
Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on 7 Days Warning Strike, Stage Protest at Headquarters   

Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on Warning Stri...

Staff of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) have embarked on a 7 days warning strike to drive home their demand for payment of minimum wage. Staff members staged a protest at the entrance of the... read more »

CBN Defends Policies, Rebuffs NESG Claims

CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG’s Claims

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has defended its intervention programmes aimed at stimulating economic growth, saying it everted food crisis during the peak of COVID-19 lockdown. This was stated in a statement by the CBN titled, “Re: Matters of Urgent Attention,” signed by its Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, which was... read more »

Reps Fault Chinese Loan Terms, as FG Confirms Sovereign...

Reps Fault Chinese Loan Terms, as FG Confirms Sovereignty Clause

The House of Representatives has frowned at the sovereignty clause in Nigeria’s loan agreement with China, describing it as dangerous. Nicholas Ossai,... read more »

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing K...

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria... read more »

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as...

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Botswana has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places and withdrawn liquor licenses in the country as part of effort to curb the spread of... read more »

Fitness and Wellbeing
Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood, as Women Conclude August Meeting

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood as Women Conclude August ...

The Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu State have sensitised women of Agulu, Umana community in Ezeagu Local Government Area (LGA) on safe pregnancy practices and hygiene promotion on the occasion... read more »

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug Abuse If

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug Abuse If…..

A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has said the country can be freed from drug abuse and illicit trafficking if institutions of criminal justice , health and social services work hand in hand to provide long lasting solutions. He said this in commemoration of International day... read more »

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Becaus...

A President only deserves a second term because he can WORK, not because he can WALK.

arba Sheu This is the response former aid to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri gave to Garba Shehu’s claim that President was fit to run... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping”...

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

In an obvious attempt at showing Nigerians and the world that he is indeed fit, President Buhari today trekked the whole of 800 meters home. Buhari had gone to... read more »

Fitness and Well-being – Exercise Done Right

Fitness and Well-being - Exercise Done Right

Do you know why many people find it difficult to really exercise? Simple! They complicate things for themselves. How? Let’s assume you want to improve your... read more »

Food
Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery retail giant, ShopRite, plans to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite first made its way to Nigerian market in Lagos in December 2005. On Monday morning, the firm... read more »

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

14th April 2020 Life seems to be much about FOOD in Nigeria. There is regular talk about how to get food for oneself or for the children. People worry about not getting “three square meals” a day. Nigerians talk about the “national cake”. Young women look for a man to marry who can put food on the table. There is a great sense of... read more »

Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents wi...

Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents with Absurd Palliative Provision

On the 27th of March, we published a story that the Lagos state government had announcement the commencement of the first phase of its economic stimulus... read more »

Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara G...

Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov

…. State to extend meals to primary six   Kwara is joining the national home grown school feeding programme to tackle school age malnutrition, boost... read more »

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos Begins Sales of Lake Rice for Eid C...

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos Begins Sales of Lake Rice for Eid Celebration

The Lagos State Government has commenced the sales of Lake Rice at various outlets across the State in preparation for the coming Eid-el-Kabir... read more »

Fulani Herdsmen
Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) - Press Statement

Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) – Press Statement

Released – Thursday, 6th August, 2020 Last night, 33  Atyap natives, who were among hundreds of thousands of already starving indigenes  under a 24 hours rigidly imposed curfew that was 65... read more »

Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Rulers- Garba Shehu

Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Rulers- Garba Shehu

  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu has accused traditional rulers in Katsina state, Nigeria of sponsoring bandits in the state. Shehu made the claim in a chat with Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Monday, in the nation’s capital – Abuja. He alleged that traditional rulers do help gunmen in the state evade attack by... read more »

Position of Northern Elder’s Forum, a Mere Irrita...

Position of Northern Elder's Forum, a Mere Irritant and Featherweight - Presidency

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President has in a statement today referred to the position of the Norther Elders’ Forum as “a mere irritant... read more »

Northern Elders’ Forum Blasts Buhari, Says He Has...

Northern Elders' Forum Blasts Buhari, Says He Has Failed the North

The Northern Elders’ Forum led by Professor Ango Abdullahi has in a statement decried the spate of killings that have overtaken the North, leading to a... read more »

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Northern Nigeria is a tragic paradox. A walking contradiction, I mean. For over 40 years, the North has ruled Nigeria and controlled every aspect of her... read more »

Gabon
Ghana
Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President has said the time has come for African youths to occupy leadership positions. He said youth participation in the activities of political parties... read more »

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana Self Isolates After Contact with Coronavirus Patient

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana Self Isolates After Contact with Coronavirus Patient

The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been forced into self-isolation after making contact with a COVID-19 patient. The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah confirmed the development in a statement saying, “On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is taking a 14-day precautionary... read more »

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condem...

Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condemns Attack on Diplomatic Premises in Ghana

Nigeria has criticized an attack on its diplomatic premises in the capital city of Ghana Accra. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister in a... read more »

Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ghana Stop Operat...

Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ghana Stop Operators from Reopening

Bar and pub operators in Ghana have continued to make appeals to the government to ease some restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic to allow them restart... read more »

University of Ghana Student Has Created the World’...

Non-Profit Startup, Liars & Phonies is Introducing a New Culture of OP-EDS to the World

The non-profit startup Liars & Phonies is NOT a digital newspaper. Instead, it is a “pedpaper” that publishes op-eds, especially those focused on how... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Northern Cyprus Unsafe for Education, Nigerian Government Alerts Parents

Northern Cyprus Unsafe for Education, Nigerian Government Alerts ...

The Nigerian Government has flagged Northern Cyprus as unsafe for Nigerians seeking education abroad due to the continued and mysterious killing of blacks in the country, Sahara Reporters... read more »

Ortom Advocates Gun License to Responsible Nigerians as Solution to Insecurity

Ortom Advocates Gun License to Responsible Nigerians as Solution to Insecurity

  Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has called on the Federal Government to issue gun licenses to responsible citizens to wield assault rifles like AK47 as a responsive measure to curtail the spate of insecurity in the country. Ortom, however, said the move should be regulated by a well formulated legal guidance to prevent weapons... read more »

Buhari Reacts to NDDC, EFCC Probes, says it’s an Abuse ...

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Equipment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to corruption allegations rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes... read more »

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Ov...

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comments

The United states has summoned spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe after his disparaging comments about the US ambassador in Harare. Patrick... read more »

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

When there is a social problem, or a problem that affects the community, this is how in general a Nigerian thinks: “I can see the problem. But it does not... read more »

Inspirational
African American Icon, John Lewis Dies at 80

African American Icon, John Lewis Dies at 80

John Lewis, African American icon and civil rights activist in the United States (US) have passed on at the age of 80, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker announced on Friday. Lewis, an Atlanta Congressman,... read more »

Nigerian Youth Need An Alternative Culture

Nigerian Youth Need An Alternative Culture

18th May 2020   Starting by stating the obvious: that a good culture creates a good country; and a bad culture creates a bad country. So, by the culture lived out, citizens establish the kind of country they prefer, not only for themselves but also for their children. Before going any further, culture here is the social behaviour and ideas of... read more »

You – A Platform For Social Change

You – A Platform For Social Change

14th January 2020   Most people want to be commended, or valued, or “blessed” after they have done a good deed. Most of us want to be recognised after... read more »

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in... read more »

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

For women facing breast cancer, there is nothing like talking with those who have walked the path before them. On Wednesday, that sharing will be taken to a... read more »

Interview
El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai has said he supports the call for a southern president come 2023. He disclosed this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Saturday as published by The... read more »

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Denied Presidency in 2023, Says Okwesilieze Nwodo

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Denied Presidency in 2023, Says Okwesilieze Nwodo

Former National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Okwesilieze Nwodo has said Igbo leaders will join forces with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to demand Biafra Republic if the South-East region is denied a shot at Presidency in 2023. Kanu has been vocal in the demand for an independent state of... read more »

Oshiomhole Attributes Losing APC Chairmanship to Brawl ...

Oshiomhole Attributes Losing APC Chairmanship to Brawl With Bigwigs, Fires Shots at Obaseki

His woes were self-inflicted, governor retorts Adams Oshiomhole the ousted National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has said he... read more »

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to...

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

Pressure mounts on Jegede to adopt him as running mate for governorship poll   There is a cloud of uncertainty in Ondo State over reports that Agboola... read more »

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isol...

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Centre as COVID-19 cases reduce

The Lagos State Government has closed the Eti-Osa coronavirus patients’ isolation centre. This was announced by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu... read more »

Judiciary
Presidency Lauds UK Court Judgement on P&ID Feud

Presidency Lauds UK Court Judgement on P&ID Feud

The Presidency has lauded the judgment by the United Kingdom court granting Nigeria’s application for an extension of time and relief from sanctions in a $10bn suit with Process and Industrious... read more »

El-Rufai Reacts to NBA Conference Withdrawal, Questions Endorsement of One-Sided Narrative

El-Rufai Reacts to NBA Conference Withdrawal, Questions Endorsement of One-Sided Narrative

Lists efforts at restoring peace in Southern Kaduna The Kaduna State governor, Nasir-El-Rufai, has berated the Nigerian Bar association (NBA) for endorsing a “one-sided narrative” after the association succumbed to public outcry and withdrew the invitation extended to him as keynote speaker at NBA annual conference. The NBA had disclosed... read more »

Anxiety in Bayelsa as Election Tribunal Set to Deliver ...

Anxiety in Bayelsa as Election Tribunal Set to Deliver Judgement

Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri is set to know his fate as the governor of the oil rich state as the Election Petition Tribunal will deliver judgement in... read more »

President Buhari Confirms Appointment of Four Supreme C...

President Buhari Confirms Appointment of Four Supreme Court Judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of four new Supreme Court Judges. This was disclosed in a statement by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko... read more »

Shagari’s Grandson Reacts to Kano Blasphemy Sentence, A...

Shagari’s Grandson Reacts to Kano Blasphemy Sentence, Asks Christians Not to interfere in Islamic Affairs

Shehu Shagari’s grandson, Bello Shagari has reacted to the sentencing of a musician to death in Kano for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad, asking Christians not... read more »

Justice
Thugs or Doctors: NMA and Another Challenged System

Thugs or Doctors: NMA and Another Challenged System

It would seem a familiar scene in Nigeria to witness a squabble and exchange of punches in a motor park. But the events that took place at Michael Okpara Square in Enugu on Thursday took a different... read more »

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has given credence to the list of contract beneficiaries made public by the Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio. The minister had released a list containing names of prominent federal legislators and former governors as beneficiaries of contracts awarded by the NDDDC. Among the lawmakers... read more »

Obaseki Felicitates with Akpata on Emergence as NBA Pre...

Obaseki Felicitates with Akpata on Emergence as NBA President

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has felicitated with Olumide Akpata on becoming the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). In his... read more »

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers Debunk Akpabio’s Allegation

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers debunk Akpabio’s allegation

Senators mentioned as beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts by Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, have... read more »

AfDB Corruption Probe: Independent Panel Exonerates Ade...

AfDB Corruption Probe: Independent Panel Exonerates Adesina

The independent committee inaugurated to examine the report of the Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors on the accusations made by the whistle blowers... read more »

Kenya
Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the Giriama people to counter colonial... read more »

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

The government of Kenya has concluded plans to reintroduce taxation of betting companies within six months following a public outburst over cancellation of the 20 percent duty in the Finance Bill 2020. Ukur Yatani, Treasury Cabinet Secretary heaped blame on the Parliament, referencing lobbying of government for the removal of the taxes. Mr. Yarani... read more »

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says N...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Community is Superior

….the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has made the call for less emphases to be made on race as all races are equal. The President made the call on... read more »

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls Duri...

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown

The chances of school girls in Kenya continuing their education after lockdown have been threatened by spate of pregnancy among school-going girls in the... read more »

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of...

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

  The Kenyan ministry of health has relaxed guidelines relating to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Kenya had established a guideline which required... read more »

Lagos News
Students Urge Government to Provide Palliatives to Private Schools as Schools Are Set to Reopen in Lagos

Students Urge Government to Provide Palliatives to Private School...

Muslim students in Lagos State have appealed to government to provide palliatives for private schools to avert job losses occasioned by adverse effect of COVID-19 on private schools. The call comes... read more »

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests Positive for COVID-19

Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in Lagos State has been diagnosed of COVID-19. This was confirmed by commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso in a tweet on Twitter on Monday. Omotoso said, “Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honourable Commissioner... read more »

COVID-19 Test in Lagos, Nigeria to Cost Between 40,000-...

COVID-19 Test in Lagos, Nigeria to Cost Between 40,000-50,400 As Government Approves Private Labs

The Lagos state government has incorporated private sector laboratories to commence COVID-19 tests. Residents would be required to pay between N40,000-N50,400... read more »

Lagos Approves Seven Private Laboratories for COVID-19 ...

Lagos Approves Seven Private Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

The Lagos state government has approved seven private laboratories in the state to kick start COVID-19 testing and scale up testing capacity. Health ministry... read more »

An Open Letter to Jagaban by Femi Fani-Kayode

An Open Letter to Jagaban by Femi Fani-Kayode

“Even the obstacles on my way, I predict them before those that will bring them will start to think about them. I plan for betrayal, I plan for... read more »

Legislature
Edo Poll Update: Idiaye Impeached as Edo Assembly Deputy Speaker

Edo Poll Update: Idiaye Impeached as Edo Assembly Deputy Speaker

Yekini Idiaye, Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly has been impeached. He was relieved of his position on Wednesday during a plenary of the Assembly in the capital city of Benin. Roland... read more »

Edo 2020: Shaibu Claims Oshiomhole Paid Deputy Speaker N40m to Support APC

Edo 2020: Shaibu Claims Oshiomhole Paid Deputy Speaker N40m to Support APC

Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State has alleged that deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Yekini Idiaye was paid N40m by the erstwhile National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive (APC), Adams Oshiomhole to support APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Shaibu while addressing supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in... read more »

Present 2021 Budget before September, Senate tells Buha...

Present 2021 Budget before September, Senate tells Buhari

The President of Nigeria’s Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to submit 2021 national budget before the end of September, 2020 to... read more »

NDDC Defends Collapse of Acting MD, Pondei at Reps Hear...

NDDC Defends Collapse of Acting MD, Pondei at Reps Hearing

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has attributed the collapse of its acting Managing Director, Prof. Keme Pondei, to a medical condition which his... read more »

Pondei, MD of NDDC, Walks out on Reps, Warrant Issued f...

Pondei, MD of NDDC, Walks out on Reps, Warrant Issued for his Arrest

Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives has issued a warrant of arrest for the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta... read more »

Liberia
Life
African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian Presiden...

African leaders have sent condolence messages to the family of Mkapa and the Government of Tanzania on the death of its former President, Benjamin Mkapa. President of Tanzania, John Magufuli had... read more »

Security: Family and Friends Mourn as Father of Two is Killed by a Stray Bullet in Lagos

Security: Family and Friends Mourn as Father of Two is Killed by a Stray Bullet in Lagos

Family and friends of Patrick Stephen were on July 10th 2020 shocked by the untimely death of their son, husband, brother and friend. The ever jovial and vibrant youngman was caught by a stray bullet fired during an attempt by armed robbers to rob a bullion van at Ajah in Lagos. What is most sad is that this is one avoidable death too... read more »

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko ...

Regina Daniels' Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birth of Grand Child

Regina Daniels’ father, Jude Ojegwu has revealed that the birth of his grandson has prompted him to amend relationship with Ned Nwokolo, his billionaire... read more »

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi was buried in the capital city of Ibadan on Sunday. Ajimobi who was Acting National Chairman of the All... read more »

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Rarely do you meet a Nigerian youth who is active on social media who does not know and admire Raymond Igbalode Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi. The... read more »

Lifestyle
Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her- Ned Nwoko

Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her – Ned Nwoko

Father of ‘Nollywood’s child of the year’, Ned Nwoko has said that his wife Regina Daniels was a virgin when they got married. The billionaire business mogul and politician made this known in... read more »

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development - Hamzat

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development – Hamzat

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has stressed the importance of traditional rulers in the promotion of peaceful co-existence among communities to bring about national development and growth. Speaking at a Symposium organised to commemorate the 20th Coronation Anniversary of the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun,... read more »

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? – Bayo Adeyinka

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? - Bayo Adeyinka

It looks harmless- just ordinary dancing steps. Great legwork and body movements. Very rhythmic and colourful. It’s just a fad. And like all other fads,... read more »

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

1st January 2020 Living in Nigeria, it is tiring to hear the usual response of, “This is Nigeria” or “This is not the UK” or “Are... read more »

Eid el-Kabir: Remember The Needy, As You Celebrate, Law...

Eid el-Kabir: Remember The Needy, As You Celebrate, Lawmaker Charges Well Meaning Nigerians

As Muslims faithful celebrate this year’s Eid el Kabir, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa... read more »

Madagascar
Magazine
George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continued Hatred Of Black Bodies

George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continued Hatred O...

5th June 2020   The agonizing killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in open view of the world by a White police officer assisted by 3 other non-Black officers, one of them Oriental, in... read more »

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of All - Reno Omokri

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of All – Reno Omokri

God created diversity. It is satan that created racism. How do I know? The first time racism occurred in Scripture (“Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married”-Numbers 12:1), God punished the racists. Many people have asked why I am yet to comment on the George Floyd case, and the truth is that I... read more »

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

26th January 2020 We need an answer to give African children and young people when they ask us, “Why is there so much stealing going on?” and “Why do our... read more »

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Bia...

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Biafran War by Frederick Forsyth

A million children starved to death. I’m haunted by the images I saw there – and by the complicity of the Wilson government It is a good thing to be proud... read more »

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the... read more »

Malawi
Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Leadership in Africa has been unique with its abundance of long serving leaders most of whom could be adjudged to have lost passion for delivering dividends of democracy to citizens. Dr Lazarus... read more »

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Leadership changed hands in Malawi as the country swore in Lazarus Chakwera as the sixth President of the country for a five-year tenure on Sunday. Chakwera became the beneficiary of the first ever court overturned presidential vote in the African continent. He unseated former president Peter Mutharika in a re-run election. Malawi held election in... read more »

Mali
Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Leaders as Talks Continue

Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Leaders as Ta...

A meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation led by former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan with Mali’s coup leaders ended barely after 20 minutes. The coup... read more »

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene a videoconference meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Mali which led to President Ibrahim Keita’s removal.

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene a videoconference meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Mali which led to President Ibrahim Keita’s removal. The regional body has been vocal against the change of government in Mali by Mutinying soldiers. In a statement in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja it said, “The... read more »

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

The opposition coalition in Mali, M5-REP has lent its support to the mutinying solders that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and commended their... read more »

President of Mali Resigns, Military Commits to Civilian...

President of Mali Resigns, Military Commits to Civilian Transition After Take over

Orders closure of border, imposes curfew   Soldiers who staged a mutiny on Tuesday in Mali prompting the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita... read more »

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Mi...

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying solders have reportedly arrested Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Clips have surfaced on social media... read more »

Morocco
Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccan government on Saturday said citizens who fail to wear face mask in public could be fine a maximum of 140 U.S dollars or up to three months incineration. The Interior Ministry said in a... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

Morocco ended their World Cup campaign with a fiery performance which saw them holding Spain to a 2:2 draw. Morocco opened scoring in the 14th minute through Boutaib and Isco leveled things up for Spain 5 minutes later. The match continued in a stalemate until the 81st minute when En-Nesyri scored Morocco’s second. Knowing that a loss to... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

Morocco has become the first African side to fully crash out of the tournament following a 1:0 defeat to Portugal today. Ronaldo’s 4th minute header was... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

In the second match of the day and the first match of group B, Morocco and Iran were looking set to play out a goal-less draw until a last minute own-goal gave... read more »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

Five countries will be flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These countries include: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and... read more »

Movies and Films
Music
More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Yet to be Prosecuted

More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Yet to be P...

As Nigeria battle to contain the spread of COVID-19, the country in line with global containment measure imposed a nationwide lockdown.   The imposed lock down restricted inter-state travels... read more »

Rape Allegation: D’banj Sues Accuser Seyitan for N1.5B

Rape Allegation: D’banj Sues Accuser Seyitan for N1.5B

Popular Nigerian musician D’banj has lodged a libel suit of N1.5 billion on his rape accuser Ms. Seyitan through his counsel Mike Ezekhome (SAN) Ms. Seyitan had called D’banj out for sexually molesting her at a Glee Hotel, Victory Island, Lagos on December 31, 2018.  which she said took Dbanj procured the services of controversial and... read more »

Namibia
News
Governor Uzodimma Denies Rejecting Outcome of Edo Polls, Spending N3 billion

Governor Uzodimma Denies Rejecting Outcome of Edo Polls, Spending...

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has debunked reports making the rounds that he rejected the results of the Edo State governorship election. The governor disclosed this through a statement... read more »

APC Bigwigs Meet Buhari Behind Closed Doors as Obasanjo, Kwanlkwaso Applaud Edo Poll

APC Bigwigs Meet Buhari Behind Closed Doors as Obasanjo, Kwankwaso Applaud Edo Poll

The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), National Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Chairman of the Edo State Governorship Election Campaign Council, Abdullahi Ganduje, met with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Their visit is believed to be connected to the defeat of the... read more »

The Edo Example of Demystification of godfatherism in N...

The Edo Example of Demystification of godfatherism in Nigerian Politics

The outcome of the Edo State governorship election has sent shock and excitement down the spine of many Nigerians depending on one’s political... read more »

JOHESU Suspends Seven-day Strike

JOHESU Suspends Seven-day Strike

Nigerian health workers have announced suspension of its industrial action which it embarked upon seven days ago. The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU),... read more »

Dino Melaye, Edo Residents React to Obaseki’s Victory, ...

Dino Melaye, Edo Residents React to Obaseki’s Victory

Edo residents of Benin City could not contain their excitement as they took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate the declaration of Obaseki who vied under the... read more »

Niger Delta
Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Erstwhile Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented the bastardization of moral values to the level that internet fraudsters, christened Yahoo boys have become role models... read more »

Reps Accuse Akpabio of Distorted Testimony During NDDC Misappropriation Hearing

Members of Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, House of Representative Committee panel probing mismanagement of fund in the Niger Delta Development Commission have faulted Godswill Akpabio, Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs of giving disparaging testimony during hearing. The presiding lawmaker, Honourable Thomas Ereyi-Tobi equally alleged... read more »

Nigeria
Edo 2020: Atiku Congratulates Obaseki

Edo 2020: Atiku Congratulates Obaseki

  Following the announcement of Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the gubernatorial elections in Edo State yesterday, former Vice... read more »

Breaking: Obaseki Declared Winner of Edo State Governorship Election

Breaking: Obaseki Declared Winner of Edo State Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of Edo State governorship election held on Saturday. The victory meant Obaseki has secured a second term in office after seeing off contest from his opponents with a wide margin. INEC disclosed Obaseki’s victory on Sunday afternoon after he... read more »

Breaking: Emir of Zazzau Dies at 84

The 18th Fulani Emir of Zazzau

The Emir of Zazzau,  Alhaji Idris, is dead. He passed on at the age of 84 in the early hours of Monday. A family source who spoke to Sahara Reporters said,... read more »

Edo Decides: Obaseki in Early Lead as INEC Announces Re...

Edo Decides: Obaseki in Early Lead as INEC Announces Results from 14 Local Government Areas

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governor Godwin Obaseki has garnered the most vote cast in 14 local government areas as INEC continues... read more »

PDP Alleges Plot by APC to Alter Edo Election Result

PDP Alleges Plot by APC to Alter Edo Election Result

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressive Congress of mounting pressure on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to change result... read more »

Opinion
The Facts Speak for themselves: You do not have to Speak for them - Reno Omokri to Femi Adesina

The Facts Speak for themselves: You do not have to Speak for them...

Dear Femi: The Facts Speak For Themselves. You Do Not Have to Speak For Them I watched, with considerable amusement, Femi Adesina’s interview on Channels TV on Wednesday, September 17, 2020,... read more »

Opinion: The Financial Costs of General Buhari’s CluelessNess By Reno Omokri

Opinion: The Financial Costs of General Buhari’s CluelessNess By Reno Omokri

At least three major UK based companies appear set to deliver a fatal blow to Nigeria’s economy due to the cluelessness of General Buhari’s administration. P&ID is already an infamous example of how having an inept leader is about to cause Nigeria to lose almost $10 billion from our foreign reserves, or other foreign assets, simply... read more »

Nigerians React to News of FG’s Receipt of Covid-...

Nigerians React to News of FG's Receipt of Covid-19 Vaccine from Russia

When the news broke today that the Federal Government had taken delivery of Covid-19 samples from Russia, Nigerians reacted with a lot of pessimism and even... read more »

NIMC and the Corrupt Process of Obtaining a National Id...

NIMC and the Corrupt Process of Obtaining a National Identity Number: Need to Reform Commission

In 2017, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was established by the NIMC Act No. 23 with the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and... read more »

2023 Presidency: Mamma Daura Expressed his Personal Opi...

2023 Presidency: Mamma Daura Expressed his Personal Opinion- Presidency

Garba Shehu, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity has said the comment credited to Mamman Daura, Buhari’s nephew does not... read more »

Petroleum
Government Cannot Afford to Subsidise Petrol in the Face of Revenue Drop, Says Buhari

Government Cannot Afford to Subsidise Petrol in the Face of Reven...

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration cannot afford to subsidise Premium Motor Spirit, widely known as petrol, as Nigeria’s revenue has remarkably dropped. The President disclosed... read more »

Fuel Subsidy Removal: History will Judge Buhari Favourably for Removing Fuel Subsidy- Garba Shehu

Fuel Subsidy Removal: History will Judge Buhari Favourably for Removing Fuel Subsidy- Garba Shehu

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari will go down in history as a courageous leader who brought sustainable development by removing subsidy. The Presidential aide on Sunday said history will be kind to President Buhari as the leader who implemented real changes to... read more »

Two Nigerian Refineries Produce Zero Crude Despite ₦85....

Two Nigerian Refineries Produce Zero Crude Despite ₦85.9 Billion Investment

A June report published by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that three refineries in Nigeria gulped ₦148 billion in 13 months... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Visits Ijegun Fire Survivors, Warns Pipeline...

Sanwo-Olu Visits Ijegun Fire Survivors, Warns Pipeline Vandals

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday visited victims of the recent Ijegun pipeline fire incident who are receiving treatment at the... read more »

Nigeria: Kachikwu Out, Dr Thomas John In As Chairman NN...

Nigeria: Kachikwu Out, Dr Thomas John In As Chairman NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas John as the acting alternate chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,... read more »

Photos
IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor has asked Nigerian government to permit leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to return to Nigeria. The Senate... read more »

Nigeria: Have Buhari's Children Served as Youth Corpers? - Reno Omokri

Nigeria: Have Buhari’s Children Served as Youth Corpers? – Reno Omokri

Following the revelation that Nigeria’s current Finance Minister may have failed to serve in the mandatory one-year Youth Service Scheme and may have also forged an exemption certificate, Reno Omokri has asked if Buhari’s own children have served in the scheme. Tweeting on the issue, he attacked the Buhari administration’s... read more »

Politics
APC Runs Riot at Oshiomhole’s Poling Unit, Floors PDP

APC Runs Riot at Oshiomhole’s Poling Unit, Floors PDP

The All Progressive Congress (APC) flag bearer in the Edo State gubernatorial election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu defeated won the polling unit of the immediate former National Chairman of the All Progressive... read more »

Edo Decides: Anxiety in APC, PDP as INEC Commences Collation

Edo Decides: Anxiety in APC, PDP as Results Trickle in

Political actors in the Edo State gubernatorial eagerly await the announcement of the winner as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commences collation of results from polling units. This comes as INEC deployed an online portal for tracking results from polling units though the portal stated its purpose was to “provide... read more »

Edo 2020: Phillip Shaibu Wins Polling Unit with Wide Ma...

Edo 2020: Phillip Shaibu Wins Polling Unit with Wide Margin

  Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has polled 401 votes in his polling unit by 401 votes as against the All Progressives Congress’s 148 votes... read more »

Edo 2020: PDP Wins Oyegun’s Polling Unit

Edo 2020: PDP Wins Oyegun’s Polling Unit

  Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo gubernatorial election has been confirmed to have secured the... read more »

Ize-Iyamu and I will Win the Elections – Gani Audu

Ize-Iyamu and I will Win the Elections – Gani Audu

  The running mate of the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State Mallam Gani Audu has declared that the state is an... read more »

Press Statement
Security Agencies Intimidating our Governors, PDP Raises Alarm

Security Agencies Intimidating our Governors, PDP Raises Alarm

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cried out over acclaimed intimidation of governors elected under its platform who are in Edo State to woo votes for the party in today’s governorship election... read more »

Nigeria, Most Prosperous Black Nation in the World - President Buhari

Nigeria, Most Prosperous Black Nation in the World – President Buhari

Unveiling the theme and logo for the commemorative activities to celebrate 60 years of independence, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja described Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, as the most prosperous black nation in the world. Nigeria at 60 theme, TOGETHER,  with the logo was projected and unveiled virtually on the 12 by 20 feet... read more »

Soyinka Lampoons Buhari, Says Nigeria Divided Under Him

Soyinka Lampoons Buhari, Says Nigeria Divided Under Him

Nobel laureate, Prof. Soyinka has backed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, as playing a key... read more »

Put the Welfare of Your Patients First, FG Tells Striki...

Put the Welfare of Your Patients First, FG Asks Striking JOHESU

The Federal Government has asked members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to disregard the strike action declared for Sunday midnight, asking them to... read more »

President Buhari Focused on Nation Building and Unity o...

President Buhari Focused on Nation Building and Unity of Nigeria by Femi Adesina

..this administration remains committed to honouring the promises made to the Nigerian people across the key areas of Security, Economy and fighting... read more »

Real Estate
FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Proje...

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has offered the support of the FCTA for the Niger State Government’s Smart city project at bother town, Suleja. This... read more »

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka has enjoined residents seeking accommodation to engage the services of the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Directorate (LASRETRAD) of the State Ministry of Housing. Benson-Awoyinka on Thursday described the newly commissioned 492 homes named Alhaji Lateef... read more »

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Des...

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Designs

Lagos State Government has issued a warning to the residents of state-owned housing Estates to desist from modifying the approved designs of structures within... read more »

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

A three-storey has reportedly collapsed in the Ososa area of Bariga, Lagos State. The building collapsed around 9.30pm on Sunday. According to the Eye witness,... read more »

Lagos: LASEMA Advises Contractors on Building Construct...

Lagos: LASEMA Advises Contractors on Building Construction

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has reiterated the need for all the building contractors and developers in the State to always abide by... read more »

Religion
CAN Extols Gov. Ugwuanyi for Good Governance, Peace, Security

CAN Extols Gov. Ugwuanyi for Good Governance, Peace, Security

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State, has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the respect he has continued to accord the Church in the state as well as his... read more »

Emir of Biu, Umar Aliyu Passes on

Emir of Biu, Umar Aliyu Passes on

The Emir of Biu, Umar Mustapha Aliyu, is dead. He passed on in the late hours of Monday at the Federal Medical Center Gombe. The emir who was born on 9th of November in 1940 survived by four wives and over 70 children with close to 200 grandchildren, a family source said. Reacting to his death, Former senator, Shehu Sani tweeted, “My condolences... read more »

Daddy Freeze Apologises to Living Faith Founder, David ...

Daddy Freeze Apologises to Living Faith Founder, David Oyedepo  

On air personality, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has tendered an apology to Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church also known as... read more »

CAN Condemns CAMA as ‘ungodly’, Asks Buhari...

CAN Condemns CAMA as 'ungodly', Asks Buhari to Suspend it

The Christian Association of Nigeria (Can0, has rejected the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, that was recently passed into law by President... read more »

Anybody Insulting me is Wasting his Time, Bishop Oyedep...

Anybody Insulting me is Wasting his Time, Bishop Oyedepo to Presidency

David Oyedepo, Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide alias Winners’ Chapel has replied comments credited to President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on... read more »

Rwanda
Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

The government of Rwanda has said schools will remain shut till comprehensive risk assessment is conducted which will determine period and method of resumption. The decision on school reopening is... read more »

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement with World Bank

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement with World Bank

Rwanda and World Bank have agreed a $150 million financing agreement to assist the country accomplish skills development in chosen economic sectors. In a statement on Wednesday, Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning disclosed that half of the fund is a grant while the other half is a concessional loan which is payable within 38... read more »

Safety
My Commitment Not Enough to Ensure Credible Election – Buhari

My Commitment Not Enough to Guarantee Credible Election – Buhari...

Ahead of the Edo State governorship election on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that his commitment to ensure free and fair elections would be futile if other actors are more... read more »

Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced suspension of its nationwide strike. This was disclosed by Dr Aliyu Sokumba, President of NARD in the late hours of yesterday, This Day reports. Sokumba said the union deliberate on the progress made in negotiation with the federal government in the next two weeks. The federal... read more »

Reckless Drivers in Zamfara to be Sentenced to Death – ...

Reckless Drivers in Zamfara to be Sentenced to Death – Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamafara State has threatened to reintroduce death penalty for reckless drivers in the state, after the mishap that led to the... read more »

Any Fulani Herdsman Who Establishes Vigilante Group in ...

Any Fulani Herdsman Who Establishes Vigilante Group in Benue Will be Jailed – Governor Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has said he would use rue of law to ensure that any Fulani herder who establishes a vigilante group is jailed. Fulani rights... read more »

President Buhari Salutes Health Workers as WHO Declares...

President Buhari Salutes Health Workers as WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the effort of health workers who have tirelessly worked to ensure Nigeria gets rid of polio virus. He disclosed this on... read more »

Security
Oshiomhole Meets Buhari at the Villa, Makes Requests Ahead of Edo Gubernatorial Poll

Oshiomhole Meets Buhari at the Villa, Makes Requests Ahead of Edo...

Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, sought audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Villa where he requested for security to be beefed up in... read more »

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Equipment – Buhari

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Military Equipment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to be patient with his administration as he strives to equip the military against security threat. Buhari made the call in a tweet on his official twitter handle in the late hours of Monday 10 August, 2020. This call comes after Buhari had a meeting with Governors from the six North-East states, all... read more »

Hoodlums Disrupt Enugu NMA Election, Shred Ballot Paper...

Hoodlums Disrupt Enugu NMA Election, Shred Ballot Paper

The fracas in the Enugu State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) took a new turn on Thursday as the election into leadership roles of the body... read more »

FAAN Speaks on Readiness for Eid-El-Kabir Celebration

FAAN Speaks on Readiness for Eid-El-Kabir Celebration

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travelers of its readiness to serve Nigerians during the Sallah celebrations. A statement... read more »

Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See i...

Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See its Position

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that the killings in Southern Kaduna are one-sided attacks. It stated that it was making effort at accelerated response... read more »

Senegal
World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

Senegal has drawn 2:2 with Japan in their second group match. The Senegalese opened scoring in the 11th minute through a Sadio Mane tap in. 23 minutes later, The Japanese leveled up the score through Takashi Inui ending the first half in a 1:1 draw. In the second half, Senegal took the lead in the 71st minute through Moussa Wague. However, the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

Senegal defeated Poland by 2:1 to give Africa its first win in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. Senegal’s first goal was put down as an own goal after a... read more »

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions... read more »

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not... read more »

Seychelles
South Africa
South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine o...

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports... read more »

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds

Multitude of people were left stranded in South Africa due to strike action by minibus taxi drivers over what they termed inadequate corona virus relief funds. On Monday morning, taxi drivers in Johannesburg and capital city of Pretoria in the province of Gauteng barricaded roads and declined transporting workers. Local media report that police... read more »

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa is fast closing in on 100,000 confirmed cases of novel corona virus after the nation’s Minister of Health announced a spike to 92,681 on... read more »

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Of...

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Erstwhile South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela has expressed a lack of interest to contest election for parliament. Speculations in the media had... read more »

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools ...

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) have said the body will be “shutting down all schools over SA” from Monday. The union said in a statement,... read more »

Sport
The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has lauded the kind gesture of the Kwara State governor who renamed the state’s Sports Complex Stadium after Super Eagles player, late Rashidi Yekini.

Sports Minister Lauds Kwara Governor for Naming Stadium After Vet...

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has lauded the kind gesture of the Kwara State governor who renamed the state’s Sports Complex Stadium after Super Eagles player, late Rashidi Yekini. This was... read more »

CAF Postpones Continental Club Competitions Due to COVID-19 Upsurge

CAF Postpones Continental Club Competitions Due to COVID-19 Upsurge

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed all the remaining matches in Africa’s two continental club competitions for a second time due to COVID-19 concerns. The postponement was informed by a surge in COVID-19 cases in Morocco which caused cancellation of fixtures in the North African country during the first two weeks of September,... read more »

NFF, Nike to Unveil National Team New Jerseys October

NFF, Nike to Unveil National Team New Jerseys October

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is set to unveil new kits for Nigerian National Teams designed by kit-sponsors Nike in October. The NFF’s... read more »

Egbo led KF Tirana’s Champions League Dreams Dashed by ...

Egbo led KF Tirana’s Champions League Dreams Dashed by Red Star Belgrade Defeat

KF Tirana’s hopes of playing in the UEFA Champions League group stage suffered a blow after their defeat by Red Star Belgrade in the qualifying stage. Their... read more »

Mikel on the Verge of Joining Championship Side Stoke C...

Mikel on the Verge of Joining Championship Side Stoke City

Nigerian international Midfielder, John Mikel Obi is on the verge of joining English Championship side Stoke City. Mikel who previously played for Chelsea,... read more »

Sudan
Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role in 1989 Coup

Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role...

The trial of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s former president is set to begin today, Tuesday 21 July, over his role in the military coup that brought about his regime in 1989. Al-Bashir who is already in... read more »

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

The United States has asked South Sudan to intensify its efforts at achieving sustainable peace and kicking out corruption if arms embargo and other sanctions imposed on the country would be lifted. It was disclosed by outgoing ambassador of the U.S to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek. Hushek was quoted by BBC to have said that South Sudan has to work... read more »

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure t...

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure to Pay $9m Membership Debt

The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to meet up with their financial obligations over a three-year period... read more »

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until Ju...

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until June 29

The security and Defence Council of the Republic of Sudan has prolonged the existing lock down in the state of Khartoum to June 29 in a conscious effort to... read more »

Most-At-Need Sudanese to Get Direct Cash Payments from ...

Most-At-Need Sudanese to Get Direct Cash Payments from Government

Citizens of Sudan are set to receive direct cash transfers  from next week as part of experimental programme as the country attempts to ease off expensive... read more »

Tanzania
General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessme...

Anti-graft agency in Tanzania has cautioned businessmen in the country against sponsoring politicians vying for elective positions as the east African nation gets ready for its general election in... read more »

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President Mogafuli attributed the victory to prayers by citizens. According to him, the disease has been defeated thanks to God. This comes on the heels of concerns by the World Health Organisation... read more »

Terrorism
Court Martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi: Yoruba Elders Chide Nigerian Military

Court Martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi: Yoruba Elders Ch...

Yoruba elders have criticized the court martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniti over his comments on Boko Haram war in the North East. In a clip released in March, Adeniyi disclosed that Nigerian... read more »

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari - Fani-Kayode

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari – Fani-Kayode

Mr. President, many believe that you cannot read and those that believe that you can claim that you cannot go beyond three lines. They say outside of that you can only comprehend cartoons. I do not share either view. I know you well enough to concede that when you consider a literary submission of sufficient importance you have the presence of... read more »

We Shall Not Bow – Femi Fani-Kayode

We Shall Not Bow - Femi Fani-Kayode

“I am the leader of Uthman Danfodio dynasty. I have never seen where in the hundred books that Uthman Danfodio said Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. What... read more »

Bishop Matthew Kukah’s Homily at the Funeral Mass...

Bishop Matthew Kukah's Homily at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020). 1. We... read more »

RE: Unlawful Killing, Nchatancha Community, Emene, Enug...

RE: Unlawful Killing, Nchatancha Community, Emene, Enugu East LGA

Ladies and gentlemen, everyone, today again, 22/08/2019, our stalls and offices received disheartening news over the unlawful killing of a woman (an Igbo... read more »

Transportation
Lai Mohammed Justifies Borrowing to Finance Infrastructure

Lai Mohammed Justifies Borrowing to Finance Infrastructure

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has justified government’s borrowing to finance infrastructure, saying there is nothing bad with it. He disclosed this while on an inspection tour... read more »

Nigeria Opens 14 Airports for Domestic Operation

Nigeria Opens 14 Airports for Domestic Operation

The Federal Government of Nigeria said 14 airports were now accessible for domestic flight operations in the country. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation in a tweet on his official twitter handle said that 14 airports were now fully operational for domestic and commercial flights. The minister said that ministerial approvals for private and charter... read more »

Breach of Security Procedure and Assault on AVSEC Offic...

Breach of Security Procedure and Assault on AVSEC Officer BY Head of DSS at the International Terminal of NAIA Abuja

We note with dismay that Mr Safiyanu Abba, the Head of DSS at NAIA deliberately obstructed airport Security process, and slapped an Aviation Security Officer... read more »

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Compan...

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica Linea from Anchoring on its Ports

Tunisia has banned the ships of French transport company Corsica Linea from docking on its shores as crew test positive for COVID-19. Habib Ghedira, member of... read more »

President Buhari Names Agbor Railways Complex after For...

President Buhari Names Agbor Railways Complex after Former President Jonathan

The Railway complex in Agbo, Delta Sate has been named after former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. It was confirmed by Tolu Ogunlesi,... read more »

Tunisia
World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

The Belgian team saw off their Tunisian opponents with a 5:2 scoreline. Hazard opened score with a penalty in the 6th minute while Lukaku doubled the lead in the 16th minute. The Tunisians looked... read more »

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

England edged past Tunisia with a 2:1 score line. The match which was looking like it was going to be Africa’s first result at the on-going World Cup ended up in another loss for an African team. Harry Kane had opened score for the English in the 11th minute, pouncing on a parry by the goalkeeper to tap in the first goal. Tunisia responded... read more »

Uganda
United Nations
United States of America
FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Riggers

FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Riggers

The federal government has kicked against the visa restrictions imposed on some Nigerians by the United States (US) owing to election rigging during the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa... read more »

US Hits Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

US Slams Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

The United States government says it has imposed visa ban on some persons for their actions during the conduct of the Kogi and Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections and in the run-up to the Edo and Ondo state polls. This was disclosed on Monday in a statement signed by Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for the Department of State. The statement read in... read more »

Videos
Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk-Driving

Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk-Driving

A road safety officer had the misfortune of hitting a Benz G-wagon while drunk-driving. Road safety officers are usually dreaded by road users because of their eagerness to pounce on real and... read more »

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG's Speech?

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG’s Speech?

A video of the Nigerian Inspector of Police, Idris Ibrahim, fumbling badly with his speech has been trending online. The speech was given on May 14 2018 at the commissioning of the Police Intelligence Unit at Kano. It is not clear what happened or if he was not privy to the speech. One thing however was very clear – this was a disgrace to... read more »

Women Empowerment
Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Women” Affairs

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special A...

The Government of Bauchi State has clarified its position on the appointment of Balaraba Ibrahim as Special Assistant on “Unmarried” Women Affairs to Governor Bala Abdulkadi Mohammed. A statement... read more »

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria, Dies Aged 25

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria, Dies Aged 25

Tolulope Arotile, first female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force has died in a road traffic accident. Reports have it that the pilot died due to complications arising from head injuries sustained in a road accident at NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday. Arotile rose to limelight after she set record as the first female combat helicopter... read more »

World Cup
World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the lead through an 18th minute own goal, off a Mandzukic header. Croatia equalized in the 28th minute off a Perisic shot. Ten minutes later, France took the lead through a VAR awarded penalty... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

Belgium won the third place position this evening after beating England 2:0. The Belgians showed their intent with a 4th minute goal tapped in by Meunier. This... read more »

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England ...

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England 2:1

Croatia this evening sailed into the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after winning England 2:1 after extra time. Despite taking an early lead through a 5th... read more »

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium...

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

The French team triumphed over the Belgians to advance to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France went ahead in the 51st minute from an Umtiti... read more »

Youths
University of Ibadan Tops Webometrics Ranking of Nigerian Universities, See List

University of Ibadan Tops Webometrics Ranking of Universities, Se...

The premier tertiary institution in Nigeria, University of Ibadan (UI) has been ranked the number one university in Nigeria, 16 in Africa and 1249 in the world. This is according to latest ranking of... read more »

Edo Election: Wike, Ize-Iyamu in a War of Words as Election Draws Closer

Edo Election: Wike, Ize-Iyamu in a War of Words as Election Draws Closer

Wike describes Ize-Iyamu as unmarketable bad product Power to decide resides with Edo people, Ize-Iyamu retorts Nyeson Wike, Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State Governorship Campaign Council, has tagged Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), in Edo State... read more »

FG Announces Dates for NECO, NABTEB, National Common En...

FG Announces Dates for NECO, NABTEB, National Common Entrance Examinations

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO)... read more »

Nigerian Born Boxer, Anthony Joshua not Ruled Out of Bo...

Nigerian Born Boxer, Anthony Joshua not Ruled Out of Bout with Pulev - Hearn

Eddie Hearn has allayed fears of any serious injury to the knee of Nigerian born boxer Anthony Joshua. Boxing promoter, Hearn has said that the fitness of... read more »

The Educational System In Nigeria Does Not Prepare the ...

The Educational System In Nigeria Does Not Prepare the Youth for Life Outside – Personal Development Expert

OLUSAYO ADELEYE is a lawyer, Public Speaker, Personal Development and Leadership Trainer and Coach and the Executive Director, STAND FOUNDATION. She was called... read more »

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Sup...

The health minster of Zimbabwe has been charged to court on grounds of criminal abuse of power as a government officer, alleged to have awarded a COVID-19 medical supplies contract running into... read more »

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National Security Council at Munhumutapa building, Harare. The council reiterated the commitment of the country’s armed forces which they described as “loyal, professional and dedicated to their... read more »

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Opinion: YES, Nigeria is Collapsing Forward - Femi Adesina

Opinion: Yes, Nigeria is Collapsing Forward – Femi Adesina

In the past one week, those who think they own Nigeria, and their cohorts, have been making magisterial pronouncements on the state of the nation. What they couldn’t get through the... read more »

Fan-Kayode Blasts Tinubu, Dismisses Attack on Obaseki as Comic Relief

Fan-Kayode Blasts Tinubu, Dismisses Attack on Obaseki as Comic Re...

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu over his call for Edo voters to reject Godwin Obaseki in the... read more »

Fayose Threatens to Fight Makinde, Others Seeking to Takeover Ekiti PDP Structure  

Fayose Threatens to Fight Makinde, Others Seeking to Takeover Eki...

Former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose has warned Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, against tampering with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his home state,... read more »

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Enugu State’s Civil Servants to Resume Work August 3 -Governor Ugwuanyi

Enugu State’s Civil Servants to Resume Work August 3 -Governor Ugwuanyi

The Governor Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has asked all civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, August 3, 2020. The directive was contained in a statement by the Secretary to... read more »

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Nigeria Secures $288.5m African Development Bank Loan

Nigerian has gotten approval for $288.5m loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) to cushion the impact of coronavirus and the drop in the price of crude oil. Africa’s largest economy... read more »

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos State Government today inaugurated a new Food Market at Agbalata, in Badagry Local Government in order to structure agricultural produce marketing for traceability and quality... read more »

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift - Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift – Sa...

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the commitment of the State Government towards changing the face of the various agricultural estates and farm settlements in the... read more »

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UPDATE: Nigerian Air Force Reveals Identity of Tolulope Arotile’s Killer

UPDATE: Nigerian Air Force Reveals Identity of Tolulope Arotile’s Killer

The Nigerian Air Force has disclosed the identity of the person responsible for the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile. Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and... read more »

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Aviation

"Our Personnel are Well Mannered"- DSS Debunks Alleged Assault On Abuja Airport Worker​

“Our Personnel are Well Mannered”- DSS Debunks Alleged Assault On Abuja Airpor...

The Department of State Service (DSS) has debunked allegation by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that its operative at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja obstructed... read more »

Senate Urges FG to Rename Ibadan Airport after Ajimobi

Senate Urges FG to Rename Ibadan Airport after Ajimobi

The Nigerian Senate has made a call to the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport, Oyo state after the deceased former governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Senator... read more »

Nigeria: Nigeria Air Unveiled in London

Nigeria: Nigeria Air Unveiled in London

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika today Wednesday the 18th of July unveiled the name and logo of the long awaited Nigerian carrier – Nigeria Air. This happened at the... read more »

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IPOB is Absolutely Necessary for the Fight for the Emancipation of Igbo Land - Igbo Stakeholders

IPOB is Absolutely Necessary for the Fight for the Emancipation of Igbo Land – Igbo ...

Resolutions Reached The Meeting Between Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Some Igbo Stakeholders Being Facilitated By Nzuko Umunna (Bridge Builders) at the Peace And Reconciliation Meeting On July 5th,... read more »

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamenta...

How sincere is he who, having an elephant before him, uses a dog to give an example of a very large animal? How sincere is he, who having a dolphin before him, uses a frog to give an... read more »

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in Austria

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in...

Another Nigerian government official has experienced the wrath of members of IPOB in Europe. This time it is Geoffrey Onyeama, the nation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was in... read more »

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Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in multiple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist... read more »

Communique: The Yoruba's Stand on Buhari's Revocation of Licensed Guns in Nigeria

Communique: The Yoruba’s Stand on Buhari’s Revocation...

Communique issued Today 25th of May 2019 at the end of the meeting of The Yoruba Summit Group. Present at the meeting which took place at Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s house, were the host and... read more »

Boko Haram: Troops Raid Terrorist Camp, Kill 14 Terrorist, Free 21 Captives

Boko Haram: Troops Raid Terrorist Camp, Kill 14 Terrorist, Free 2...

Following the hijack of a bus with about 20 passengers on Wednesday, the troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, working with the Civilian Joint Task... read more »

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Ex-NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh, Barred from Leaving Rivers Home by Police Personnel

Ex-NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh, Barred from Leaving Rivers Home by Police Personnel

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday barricaded the Port Harcourt home of Joy Nunieh, former Acting Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, preventing her from... read more »

BREAKING: Yobe State Governor, H.E Mai Mala Buni Appointed Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee

BREAKING: Yobe State Governor, H.E Mai Mala Buni Appointed Chairm...

The Governor of Yobe state, H.E Mai Mala Buni has been appointed the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) caretaker committee. His appointment follows the dissolution of the... read more »

Breaking: APC Committee Disqualifies Governor Obaseki from Contesting Primary Election

Breaking: APC Committee Disqualifies Governor Obaseki from Contes...

The screening committee set up by the All Progressive Congress (APC) has disqualified incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party’s forthcoming primary election. The... read more »

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Eid el Kabir : Coleman's MD Calls For Self Sacrifice, Total Submission To Allah

Eid el Kabir : Coleman’s MD Calls For Self Sacrifice, Total Submission To Allah

The Managing Director of Coleman Wires and Cables, Mr. George Onafowokan has called on Muslims faithful across the country to submit to will of Almighty Allah with true Obedience and self... read more »

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UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, Babalakin, Gives Reason for Removal of VC

UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, Babalakin, Gives Reason for Removal of VC

Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Wale Babalakin has adduced flagrant mismanagement of funds and looting with reckless abandon as reasons for the dismissal of Prof... read more »

Allegations Against Me are Nonsense- Ibrahim Magu, Suspended EFCC Acting Chairman

Allegations Against Me are Nonsense- Ibrahim Magu, Suspended EFCC...

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has dismissed the allegations against him as mere “nonsense”. In an interview with The... read more »

Update: Magu Being Held by Presidency, Says Nigerian Police, Denies Detaining Him

Update: Magu Being Held by Presidency, Says Nigerian Police, Deni...

The Nigeria Police Force has debunked reports of detaining Ibrahim Magu, ousted Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This was contained in a letter written to... read more »

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FCT Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strive, See Reason

FCT Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike, See Reason

The Association of Resident Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory Administration, ARD-FCTA, have embarked on an indefinite strike action from September 1, 2020 to protest unfavourable... read more »

Chloroquine Effective for COVID-19 Prevention - NAFDAC

Chloroquine Effective for COVID-19 Prevention – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared chloroquine as potent for the prevention of coronavirus. This was disclosed by its Director General,... read more »

FG Discloses Plans for Resumption of Tertiary Institutions

FG Discloses Plans for Resumption of Tertiary Institutions

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said private universities are more prepared for resumption than government owned tertiary institutions. He disclosed this on... read more »

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Akpabio Debunks Allegations by Former NDDC Managing Director, to Sue for Defamation

Akpabio Debunks Allegations by Former NDDC Managing Director, to Sue for Defamation

Senator Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs has said that his legal team has been instructed to institute a defamation suit against Ms Joy Nunieh, former acting managing... read more »

EFCC Saga: IG of Nigerian Police Force Withdraws Officers Attached to EFCC, Magu’s Security Details

EFCC Saga: IG of Nigerian Police Force Withdraws Officers Attache...

Mobile Police officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been withdrawn on the order of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. The order was... read more »

5 Facts about Hushpuppi’s Counsel, Gal Pissetzky

5 Facts about Hushpuppi’s Counsel, Gal Pissetzky

Pissetzky & Berliner on its website boasted to be “experienced criminal defense attorneys defending clients nationwide” 2. According to the firm, “Clients come to us when they... read more »

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Borno State Governor, Zulum Lauds Igbo Traders, Pledges Financial Incentive

Borno State Governor, Zulum Lauds Igbo Traders, Pledges Financial Incentive

The executive governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum lauded car spare-parts’ traders who are mostly of Igbo extraction for their resilience and sustenance of business operation... read more »

Banks in Nigeria to Restrict Debit Card Spending Abroad to Reduce FX Risk

Banks in Nigeria to Restrict Debit Card Spending Abroad to Reduce...

Banks in Nigeria are set to reduce the amount of money which customers abroad can spend using debit cards starting on Monday, as banks attempt to reduce foreign currency settlement... read more »

President Buhari Appoints Board of NLNG, Names Edmund Daukoru as Chairman

President Buhari Appoints Board of NLNG, Names Edmund Daukoru as ...

President Muhammadu Buhari has today, Tuesday 14 July, 2020 appointed the boards of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) and Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT). It was made known in a... read more »

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UNILAG Crisis: FG Suspends Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Sets Up Panel

UNILAG Crisis: FG Suspends Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Sets Up Panel

The federal government has waded into the crisis rocking the University of Lagos (UNILAG), suspending Wale Babalakin as the pro-chancellor and chairman, governing council of the... read more »

ASUU Gives Payment of Arrears as Precondition to Ending Strike

ASUU Gives Payment of Arrears as Precondition to Ending Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has tasked the Nigerian Government to pay withheld salaries of its members as a precondition to suspension of ongoing industrial... read more »

UPDATE: UNILAG Appoints Prof Soyombo as Acting VC

UPDATE: UNILAG Appoints Prof Soyombo as Acting VC

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Governing Council has appointed Professor Theophilus Soyombo as the Vice Chancellor (VC) in acting capacity. This development was announced by... read more »

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World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose Gimenez headed in a lovely goal... read more »

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Domestic Flights Billed to Restart on July 8 in Nigeria as Country Relaxes Lockdown Measures

Domestic Flights Billed to Restart on July 8 in Nigeria as Country Relaxes Lockdown Measur...

The federal government of Nigeria has announced a July 8 resumption date for domestic flights in the country as it implements a further relaxation of the COVID-19 induced lockdown. The... read more »

BREAKING: Nigerian Socialite Hushpuppi Arrested in Dubai

BREAKING: Nigerian Socialite Hushpuppi Arrested in Dubai

News just broke that Nigerian-born socialite Hushpuppi has been arrested in Dubai on suspicion of fraud. Ray Hushpuppi was arrested alongside Woodberry by Interpol in Dubai, United Arab... read more »

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of 'Hellish Traffic'

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because...

On 2nd August 2019, CNN published an article describing the state of traffic in Lagos, Nigeria and how that it was causing employees to burn out. A few months after that publication, things... read more »

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LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

  Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has said horticulturists who have consistently failed at keeping their assigned open spaces clean and well-groomed would be disengaged... read more »

Oyo revokes parcels of land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over alteration of Land Use, others

Oyo Revokes Parcels of Land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over Alteration...

The government of Oyo State has approved the revocation of some plots of land located within the Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA) and Jericho area of Ibadan. The revocation order,... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech, Others to Fix Damaged Roads

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berge...

…Rehabilitation Work Begins On Monday …Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and... read more »

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Magu Makes A Laughing Stock Of Buhari's Anti Corruption War, Vindicates The 8th Assembly

Magu Makes A Laughing Stock Of Buhari’s Anti Corruption War, Vindicates The 8th Asse...

By being accused of the same crimes he was saddled with the responsibility of fighting against, Magu has dented, soiled and in the process, ridiculed President Muhammadu Buhari’s... read more »

Hushpuppi Responsible for £2 million SS Lazio Scam- FBI

Hushpuppi Responsible for £2 million SS Lazio Scam- FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has accused scam kingpin Hushpuppi and his crew of perpetrating a £2 million scam of Italian Serie A team Lazio. Lazio was reported to have paid... read more »

CAF Disburses CFA120 million to Member States Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CAF Disburses CFA120 million to Member States Amid COVID-19 Pande...

African football governing body has followed the footsteps of FIFA in disbursing funds to member states to assist in the fight against Corona virus. CAF issued out cheques to... read more »

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Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusalam's Meeting Over Invitation of Miyetti Allah

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusalam’s Meeting Over Invitation o...

Leaders of the Southern and Middle belt areas of Nigeria have declined the invitation extended to them by former head of state, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar to a roundtable on national issues... read more »

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum - A People in Self Denial

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum – A People in Self Denial

The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday kicked against what it termed “Criminalising the Fulani. This is a fallout of the atrocities committed by herdsmen in Nigeria in recent... read more »

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah and Fulani Herdsmen Commence Vigilante Operations In Yorubaland

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah and Fulani Herdsmen Commence Vigilante Ope...

In a shocking development, a Miyetti Allah vigilante group has been spotted operating in Ondo state, Nigeria. This revelation was made by one Kayode Ajulo, a legal practitioner who... read more »

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Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo... read more »

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Mamman Daura’s Son Confirms his State of Health

Mamman Daura’s Son Confirms his State of Health

The state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew and close confidant, Mamman Daura has been confirmed by one of his sons, Mohammed who said his father is hale and... read more »

FG Lifts Restriction on Sports, See List

FG Lifts Restriction on Sports, See List

The Federal government of Nigeria has granted permission for the resumption of non-contact sports in Nigeria. This was made known by Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential... read more »

FG Declares July 30, 31 Public Holiday to Mark Sallah

FG Declares July 30, 31 Public Holiday to Mark Sallah

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 will be observed as public holidays to heed Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of... read more »

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Remembering the Apo6; 15 Years After by Charles Ogbu

Remembering the Apo6; 15 Years After by Charles Ogbu

Today makes it 15 years since 5 Igbo traders along with their female friend were brutally murdered by men of the Nigerian Police Force led by then Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)... read more »

Amotekun is a Battle Won in the Federalism War - Afenifere

Amotekun is a Battle Won in the Federalism War – Afenifere

The General Assembly of Afenifere held today at the Àkúrẹ́ home of the Leader, Chief R.F Fasoranti OFR. After exhaustive deliberations on the state of the country, the following... read more »

Junaid Mohammed’s Echo Chamber and the Amotekun Civil War - Reno Omokri

Junaid Mohammed’s Echo Chamber and the Amotekun Civil War –...

Recently, the firebrand ex Second Republic member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, warned or threatened that Nigeria may experience another civil war if the Western... read more »

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Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court Upholds Governor Duoye Diri’s Candidacy

Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court Upholds Governor Duoye Diri’s Candidacy

Nigeria’s apex court has upheld the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the legitimate candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 primary election in Bayelsa... read more »

Ondo Deputy Governor Issues 21 days Ultimatum to Akeredolu to Handover Power to him

Ondo Deputy Governor Issues 21 days Ultimatum to Akeredolu to Han...

Deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has charged the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who is battling COVID-19, to temporarily handover governance of the state to him in acting... read more »

Rape in Nigeria: Police, NHRC, NAPTIP Advocate Accelerated Hearing Of Rape Cases

Rape in Nigeria: Police, NHRC, NAPTIP Advocate Accelerated Hearin...

A joint statement by the Police, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has called for accelerated hearing of... read more »

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Nigeria - Ethics Of Supporting A Sham 1999 Constitution

Nigeria – Ethics Of Supporting A Sham 1999 Constitution

Nigeria has actually collapsed. I cannot pinpoint the exact date, but when I consider the filth, decay and squalor everywhere, the depth of social pathologies, and horrifyingly, the... read more »

Two Nights After Arrest, Suspended EFCC Boss, Magu, Still in Detention

Two Nights After Arrest, Suspended EFCC Boss, Magu, Still in Dete...

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), Ibrahim Magu has spent a second night in detention after his arrest on Monday in Abuja. A joint team of... read more »

Dubai Police Extradites Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the US

Dubai Police Extradites Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the US

Fraud suspects Hushpuppi and Woodberry who were arrested in Dubai by Dubai police have been extradited to the United State (US) to answer for allegations of financial crimes. The Dubai... read more »

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Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he... read more »

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again - Trump, Speaking About Buhari

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Tru...

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President... read more »

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests - Kenyatta

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests – Ke...

Top government officials in Kenya will be made to take lie detector tests in the government’s bid to fight corruption in the country. While announcing this, President Uhuru Kenyatta... read more »

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Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Rolls Out First Phase of Economic Stimulus for Residents, Targets 200,...

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society to cushion the effect of Coronavirus.   The... read more »

Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – Health Commissioner

Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – Health Commi...

  Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks if proactive measures were not put... read more »

COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice 'Social Distancing' - Lagos Govt

COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice ‘Social Distancing’...

  Lagos State Government has urged residents to reduce all forms of public and social gatherings as part of the preventive measure to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease in... read more »

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Rescind Your Decision on 2020 WASSCE - Reps Ask FG

Rescind Your Decision on 2020 WASSCE – Reps Ask FG

Nigeria’s House of Representatives have asked the Federal Government to reconsider its position on the cancellation of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination... read more »

Nigerian President Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval for Ambassadorial Nominees

Nigerian President Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval for Ambassadori...

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of 41 Non-Career & 1 Career Ambassadorial nominees by the senate. Buhari appointed a nominee from Federal Capital... read more »

School Reopening in Nigeria: Federal Government Submits School Proposal to National Assembly

School Reopening in Nigeria: Federal Government Submits School Pr...

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education has forwarded a detailed proposal to the National Assembly on its plan for resumption of schools across Nigeria. This was disclosed on Tuesday by... read more »

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World Youth Skills Day: FG Tasked To Include Skill Acquisition in School Curriculum

World Youth Skills Day: FG Tasked To Include Skill Acquisition in School Curriculum

In a bid to encourage entrepreneurship and improve country’s economy, the federal and state governments have been urged to accommodate skills acquisition in the school curriculum. Mrs... read more »

Breaking News: Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

Breaking News: Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

Nigeria’s second republic President Alhaji Shehu Shagari has died at the age of 93. Shagari passed on this morning at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness. He became the... read more »

Nigeria: Ras Kimono’s Wife Dies Three Months After His Death

Nigeria: Ras Kimono’s Wife Dies Three Months After His Death

Efemena Okedi, the wife of late Raggae artiste, Chux Ohai, aka Ras Kimono, is dead. The death of the 42-year-old is coming three weeks after her husband was buried. Ras Kimono had slumped... read more »

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Eid-El-Kabir: Cleric Urges Nigerians to Live in Togetherness and Peace

Eid-El-Kabir: Cleric Urges Nigerians to Live in Togetherness and Peace

A renowned Ibadan based Islamic Cleric, Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke on Friday  urged Nigerians to live in togetherness and peace as exemplified by Prophet Mohammed. This contained in Eid... read more »

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainment

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainme...

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured lagosians, fun lovers, tourists and religious faithful that all the various Parks and Beaches across the State are ready and in good... read more »

Eid-el- Kabir: LAWMA Urges Lagosians on Proper Waste Disposal

Eid-el- Kabir: LAWMA Urges Lagosians on Proper Waste Disposal

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Wednesday urged  residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes during and after the forth-coming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The... read more »

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Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a one-day peace keeping visit to Bamako, Republic of Mali on Thursday, after a briefing by ECOWAS Special Envoy to Nigeria, erstwhile President... read more »

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Continues in Mali

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Con...

Opposition protesters in Mali turned up en masse in the streets of Bamako, the nation’s capital, demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday. Opposition... read more »

Opinion: Let’s Talk RUGA aka Fulani Cattle Colonies by Nnamdi Elekwachi

Opinion: Let’s Talk RUGA aka Fulani Cattle Colonies by Nnamdi Ele...

The Buhari Administration has commenced construction of Cattle Colonies, rebranded “RUGA” in 36 States of Nigeria. The project has started in Kotongora, Niger State on a 31,000-hectare... read more »

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Restructuring Has Begun in Nigeria – APC Says

Restructuring Has Begun in Nigeria – APC Says

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has allayed fears of proponents of restructuring about its determination to restructure Nigeria, assuring that measures taken by President Muhammadu... read more »

Edo Poll: Obaseki Reveals Outcome of Meeting with President Buhari

Edo Poll: Obaseki Reveals Outcome of Meeting with President Buhar...

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has revealed outcome of deliberation with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the president guaranteed him of a peaceful election. The flag bearer of the... read more »

Angola Internet Population Surpasses 6 Million  

Angola’s Internet Population Surpasses 6 Million  

Angola’s National Director of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Matias Borges has said the country now boasts of over 6.8 million internet users. Borges said 6,857,062 users... read more »

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Nigeria

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mallam Muhammed Sanusi has said he has no interest in seeking elective position in the country, even in the forthcoming 2023 general election.

Sanusi Reveals 2023 Political Ambitions

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mallam Muhammed Sanusi has said he has no interest in seeking elective position in the country, even in the forthcoming 2023 general... read more »

Media Outburst: Akwa Ibom NUJ Blacklists Fani-Kayode’s Media Interactive Session

Media Outburst: Akwa Ibom Journalists Boycott Fani-Kayode’s Press...

The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has blacklisted press conference planned by former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, asking members to shun the... read more »

Fani-Kayode Talks Tough After Verbally Abusing a Journalist

Fani-Kayode Talks Tough After Verbally Abusing a Journalist

Femi fani-Kayode has reacted to his encounter with a Daily Trust journalist in Calabar, Cross River State. A statement released on his official Facebook page and obtained by African News... read more »

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Fani-Kayode Apologises for Calling a Journalist ‘Stupid’

Fani-Kayode Apologises for Calling a Journalist ‘Stupid’

Denies threatening Journalist Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has apoligised for calling a journalist ‘stupid’ during a verbal attack in Calabar, Cross River State on... read more »

PDP State Chapters Empowered to Zone Positions at State Level- Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP State Chapters Empowered to Zone Positions at State Level- Ko...

Recognises Sir Ndubisi Nwobu as Anambra State PDD chairman   The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has said decisions on zoning of elective positions... read more »

Edo Governorship Election a Matter of Life and Death for Oshiomhole- Wike

Edo Governorship Election a Matter of Life and Death for Oshiomho...

Governor Nyeson Wike, Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has said Adams Oshiomhole takes the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State... read more »

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Religion

OPM and the Aluu Debacle: Fate of Patients as Church Shuts Free Hospital Because of Community Levies

OPM and the Aluu Debacle: Fate of Patients as Church Shuts Free Hospital Because of Commun...

On Sunday, the 5th of July, the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere announced plans to shut down OPM specialist hospital in Aluu community,... read more »

Opinion: A Clarion Call for “CAN” to be Banned in Nigeria by Ibrahim Jalo Jalingo

Opinion: A Clarion Call for “CAN” to be Banned in Nigeria by Ibra...

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN is becoming a threat to peaceful coexistence of Nigeria as an indivisible sovereign country. The Christian body resorted to inviting foreign... read more »

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Portends a Grave Danger to Security and Stability

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Po...

By Majeed Dahiru The rise to power of President Muhammadu in 2015 birthed a far right political culture that sparked off a wave of ethno-geographic and religious populism across the... read more »

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COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Reports 653 New COVID-19 Cases, Brings Confirmed Cases to 36,107

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Reports 653 New COVID-19 Cases, Brings Confirmed Cases to 36,107

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 653 new cases of COVID-19, in the country. Nigeria currently has 36,107 confirmed cases with 778 deaths while 14,938 patients have... read more »

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

School children in South Africa resumed classroom activities on Monday, 8th June 2020, as government starts to ease restrictions imposed on the country to curb the spread of corona... read more »

Fed Poly Ilaro Suspends SUG President Caught in Cult Activities

Fed Poly Ilaro Suspends SUG President Caught in Cult Activities

Ilaro Polytechnic Management  has suspended the Students Union, President, Adegboye Olatunji, who was arrested for engaging in cult activities. The young man was nabbed alongside... read more »

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Security: Katsina Communities Again Raided by Bandits

Security: Katsina Communities Again Raided by Bandits

Kasidau, Maigora and many nearby settlements in Katsina state have been attached by bandits in the late hours of Tuesday, 9 June, 2020. Information said sporadic shots were fired, people... read more »

IGP, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

IGP, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

… To Run As State-Led Effort, Not Regional Initiative’   The Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun on Thursday has finally been adopted by Governors... read more »

Ogun State Govt Approves Amotekun Bill Proposal

Ogun State Govt Approves Amotekun Bill Proposal

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency. The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting which... read more »

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South Africa

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos  State House  of Assembly on Thursday condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in their country. The condemnation is sequel to a... read more »

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Attacks on Foreigners

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Atta...

….we’ll deal with troublemakers, Gov vows Lagos State Governor has vowed to deal with troublemakers exploiting the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa to... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Reprisal Attacks

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Re...

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations, Senator (Dr.) Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru has cautioned Nigerians against reprisal... read more »

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Leon Balogun Set to Miss Rangers Match Through Injury

Leon Balogun Set to Miss Rangers Match Through Injury

Rangers of Scotland coach, Steven Gerrard has said Nigerian defender Leon Balogun will not be available for selection in their weekend fixture against Livingston on Sunday through... read more »

Glasgow Rangers Boss, Gerrard, Excited to Sign Balogun

Glasgow Rangers Boss, Gerrard, Excited to Sign Balogun

Steven Gerrard, Glass Rangers coach has said that the club is excited to have acquired the services of Nigerian defender Leon Balogun. Balogun, 32, sealed a one-year contract and an option... read more »

NFF Congratulates Egbo on Historic Feat of Guiding Tirana to Domestic Title

NFF Congratulates Egbo on Historic Feat of Guiding Tirana to Dome...

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has congratulated Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo on becoming the first Nigerian and African to oversee a domestic title triumph with a European club. Egbo,... read more »

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If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would Not Accept Electricity Failure

If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would Not Accept Electricity Failure

12th February 2020 The simplest definitions for TECHNOLOGY on the internet are “Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes” and also “Technology is... read more »

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Terrorism

Opinion: Buhari's Misguided Invitation of Shiites to Terrorism by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Buhari’s Misguided Invitation of Shiites to Terrorism by Femi Aribisala

Buhari is busy importing the incendiary of Middle Eastern Sunni/Shiite conflagration into Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to proscribe the Shiite Islamic Movement of... read more »

Nigeria: Government Outlawed Criminality of IMN, not Freedom of Worship - Presidency

Nigeria: Government Outlawed Criminality of IMN, not Freedom of W...

Presidency says proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law abiding Shiites in the country from practicing their... read more »

Nigeria: Court Grants FG's Request to Declare Shiite Terrorists

Nigeria: Court Grants FG’s Request to Declare Shiite Terror...

With several clashes between the Nigerian Police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), aka Shiites, that led to the death of Usman Umar, Deputy Commissioner of police,... read more »

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Flight Resumption in Nigeria; FAAN Issues Post COVID-19 Guidelines for Flight Operation

Flight Resumption in Nigeria; FAAN Issues Post COVID-19 Guidelines for Flight Operation

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released new guidelines for travelers as the country plans to safely reopen its airspace and airports to local flights without risking... read more »

Opinion: Okada and Keke Ban - Transport for Lagos by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Opinion: Okada and Keke Ban – Transport for Lagos by Babatu...

Sometime last month, The Lagos State Government announced a partial ban on ALL operators of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some named parts of Lagos State. The ban went into... read more »

BRT Bus Accident: LASG Arraigns Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

BRT Bus Accident: LASG Arraigns Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

The Lagos State Government, through the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ministry of Justice on Friday arraigned the Dangote cement truck driver who was involved in the road... read more »

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Lagos Task Force Orders Removal of Illegal Structures, Kiosks on Badagry Expressway

Lagos Task Force Orders Removal of Illegal Structures, Kiosks on Badagry Expressway

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Lagos State Taskforce on Wednesday ordered the removal of all illegal structures, Kiosks and the end to commercial activities along Badagry... read more »

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World Cup: Russia's World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

World Cup: Russia’s World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

Despite scoring the first goal of the match, hosts Russia lost the game 3:4 on penalties to Croatia. After Cheryshev put Russia ahead in the 31st minute, it only took the Croatians 8... read more »

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins Sweden 2:0

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins S...

The 3-Lions this evening sailed into their first semi-finals since 1990 after winning Sweden 2:0. The two goals which came off a Maguire header in the 30 minute and a Dele Ali header in the... read more »

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

The Brazilian team were this evening knocked out at the quarter finals of the World Cup after they lost 1:2 to Belgium. A 13th minute own goal by Fernandinho set the Belgians on course for... read more »

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GENCED, NED Trains Young Women on Political Leadership

GENCED, NED Trains Young Women on Political Leadership

The Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCED) collaborated National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA on Wednesday trained young Women aspirants contesting for seats in... read more »

Lagos Govt. to Create One-Stop Shop for Filmmakers

Lagos Govt. to Create One-Stop Shop for Filmmakers

As part of efforts to boost the film and entertainment industry, the Lagos State government is set to create a one-stop-shop of conceptualisation to finality for filmmakers in the... read more »

Lagos Flags Off Skills Acquisition Program To Train 10,000 Girls In Furniture Upholstery

Lagos Flags Off Skills Acquisition Program To Train 10,000 Girls ...

…Reiterates Sanwo-Olu’s Commitment To Empower Women, Youths The Lagos State Government on Thursday reiterated the unwavering commitment of the administration of Governor... read more »

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