Challenge us to Sit up, Stop Giving us Awards, Wike Charges Journalists   

Challenge us to Sit up, Stop Giving us Awards, Wike Charges Journalists   ...

Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has charged journalist to demand accountability from government office holders, rather than reward them with awards on the basis of relationship. He disclosed this in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital on Friday when he received the national leadership of the... read more »

Return to Duty Post or Risk Dismissal, PSC Warns Policemen Reluctant to Return to Post

Return to Duty Post or Risk Dismissal, PSC Warns Policemen Reluctant to Ret...

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sounded a note of warning to some officers of the force who are reluctant to return to their duty posts following the violence which erupted during the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest resulting in the killing of over 22 officers. The PSC while urging the... read more »

Obasanjo Scores Buhari Low on Foreign Direct Investment, Security

Obasanjo Scores Buhari Low on Foreign Direct Investment, Security

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again rated the Muhammadu Buhari administration low on intervention security and foreign direct investment, saying that a lot is desired if the country were to impact reasonably on its citizenry. Obasanjo disclosed this at a virtual parley of former heads... read more »

If You Burn Factories, Release Prisoners, it is Anti-investment – Buhari

If You Burn Factories, Release Prisoners, it is Anti-investment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has identified the agricultural sector as an upswing in the country which could be harnessed for economic growth. Buhari who disclosed this in a meeting held last week with all former heads of state to discuss the state of the nation after the shooting of #EndSARS... read more »

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WTO DG: Why We Oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination – US

The United States has explained its stance not to back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General position, noting the position must be held by ‘someone with real, hands-on experience in the field’. The US instead has... read more »

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WAEC Discloses SSSCE Results Release Date, See When

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations will be released next week. Students sat for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination between August 17, 2020... read more »

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NFF Appoints New Media Officers for National Teams as Old Ones Bow Out

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed new Media Officers for the country’s men and women senior football teams. This was contained in a statement by the football body’s Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire on Tuesday in... 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
Fani-Kayode: Suggestions that Gov Ugwuanyi of Enugu State is a Murderer is False

Fani-Kayode: Suggestions That Govs Ugwuanyi, Umahi, Fayemi Others...

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has defended governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State who has come under fire for sponsoring the killing of irate youths who took advantage of the... read more »

#EndSARS: Schools in Lagos to Resume on Monday

#EndSARS: Schools in Lagos to Resume on Monday

The Lagos State government has approved the reopening of private and public schools across the state from Monday, November 2, 2020 after they were shutdown in the heat of the #EndSARS protests. This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘LASG approves reopening of schools from Monday’, by Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo on... read more »

#ENDSARS: Edo Police Parade Suspects for Jail-breaking ...

Edo police parade 126 suspects for jail-break, looting, others

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 126 suspects in connection with the jail-breaks, looting and vandalism in the aftermath of the #EndSARS... read more »

NSCDC Dismisses Officer Caught on Tape Looting COVID-19...

NSCDC dismisses Officer Caught on Tape for Looting COVID-19 Palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed an officer Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division, Abuja, who was caught... read more »

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Muc...

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

Nigerian cross dresser, Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky has become one of the first Nigerian celebrities to acquire the newly released iPhone 12... read more »

African Development
Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

  Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made it to the final stage of the race to the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Mrs. Iweala made the... read more »

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 Niger. President Addo replaces Muhamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic and becomes the 35th president of ECOWAS. This post was written by Nwolu Obiaju read more »

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution ...

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... 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 »

Agriculture
Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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 between farmers and herdsmen in several... read more »

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 2024. Emefiele advocated for a spike in the current four per cent. This comes on the heels of optimism by Minister of Finance, Budget and National... read more »

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to I...

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... 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 »

Algeria
Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria's Super Eagles

Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria’s Super Eag...

  The Dessert Foxes of Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 in last night’s international friendly match played in Austria. The only goal of the match was scored by Borussia Monchengladbach... read more »

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are battle ready for their encounter against African giants, Algeria and Tunisia as all the invited players have arrived and training ahead of the Friday and Tuesday friendly matches. The Eagles will play against the continent’s champions Algeria and Africa’s second-placed team Tunisia in Austria. The Eagles ranks... read more »

Armed Forces
#EndSARS: Buratai, GOCs meet over protest

#EndSARS: Buratai, GOCs Meet over Protest

The top hierarchy of the Nigerian Army, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, General Officers Commanding (GOC) of the Divisions and Operation Commanders, are currently... read more »

Military Launches Operation Crocodile Smile to Combat Cyber Warfare as Protest Intensifies

Military Launches Operation Crocodile Smile to Combat Cyber Warfare as Protest Intensifies

The Nigerian army has announced plans to commence its yearly operation Crocodile Smile to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace. This was contained in a statement by Musa Sagir, army spokesman, who disclosed that the exercise will commence all over the country on Tuesday. According to The... read more »

#EndSARS: Sweden Speaks Against Police Attacks on Prote...

#EndSARS: Sweden Speaks Against Police Attacks on Protesters

Following reports of attack on peaceful protesters demanding for Police reform, embassy of Sweden in Nigeria has condemned the attacks. The reaction was... read more »

#ENDSARS: Police Clash with Protesters in Abuja  

#ENDSARS: Police Clash with Protesters in Abuja  

Protesters who are demanding for scrapping of Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigerian police clashed with police operatives in Abuja on Friday. Reports say... read more »

#ENDSARS: Naira Marley is a Coward, Only Nigerians Can ...

#ENDSARS: Naira Marley is a Coward, Only Nigerians Can Save Themselves – Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju, human rights activist, has called out singer Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley describing him as a coward for calling off planned... 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
Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

28th September 2020   Between years 2000 and 2002, a full one-third of the states of Nigeria declared that they would be governed by Islamic Sharia. These are twelve adjoining states in the core... 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 to tell citizens to sit at home. In his reaction to... read more »

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

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

Northern Elders Forum Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Statement of Northern Elders... 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... 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 »

Boko Haram
https://www.channelstv.com/2020/09/28/attacks-on-zulum-a-distraction-apc-governors/

APC Governors Condemn Attacks on Zulum, Say Attacks Targeted at D...

Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), have said the recent attacks on the convoy of Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum were aimed at distracting the him from... read more »

Boko Haram attacks Zulum’s Convoy, Soldier Injured

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks Zulum’s Convoy, Soldier Injured

  The convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, was involved in a fresh attack on Sunday morning around Baga. The fresh attack which did not record any death, happened when the governor and his convoy were returning to Maiduguri. This latest attack is coming two days after the governor was involved in a similar attack on Friday... read more »

30 Dead as Boko Haram Attack Borno Governor’s Con...

30 Dead as Boko Haram Attack Borno Governor's Convoy

  The Convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum was attacked by terror sect Boko Haram on Friday leaving the death toll at 30. Sources in Maiduguri... 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 »

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Kill...

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Borno

 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... read more »

Breaking News
Oyetola declares 24-hour curfew in Osun

Oyetola Declares 24-hour Curfew in Osun

Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state. The Governor who made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Saturday said the curfew was necessitated by the... read more »

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Relaxes Curfew from 8am to 6pm

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Relaxes Curfew from 8am to 6pm

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced plans to ease the ongoing curfew in the state from Saturday morning from 8am to 6pm. He disclosed this during the statehouse briefing after the inspection of facilities damaged across the state. This post was written by Chinedu Ibeakanma. The views expressed here belong to the auth read more »

#ENDSARS: Thugs Attack Ondo APC secretariat

#ENDSARS: Thugs Attack Ondo APC secretariat

The secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure has been attacked by hoodlums despite the curfew imposed by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The... read more »

Breaking News: Lagos State Declares 24-Hour Curfew from...

Breaking News: Lagos State Declares 24-Hour Curfew from Today 20th

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu has announced a 24-hour curfew starting by 4pm today, 20th of October 2020. In a statement made available to... read more »

#ENDSARS: Edo State Government Declares a 24-Hour State...

#ENDSARS: Edo State Government Declares a 24-Hour State-wide Curfew

A 24-hour curfew has been declared by the Godwin Obaseki led Edo state government. This curfew is to commence from 4pm today, the 19th of October across the... read more »

Burkina Faso
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 by drought and desertification. The AFP... read more »

Burkina Faso: Death Penalty Abolished in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: Death Penalty Abolished in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has joined the league of nations to have abolished the death penalty. According to Rene Bagoro, Burkina Faso’s Justice Minister, the newly adopted penal code will promote a “more credible, equitable, accessible and effective justice in the application of criminal law. The local media however believe that the move is not... read more »

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
Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

  President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the efforts of his administration in ensuring that former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, emerges the Director-General of the World Trade... read more »

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Kigali, September 9th, 2020 – ONOMO Hotel Kigali is the latest to be added to the list of ONOMO properties to receive Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard certification. ONOMO is one of the first hotel groups to have its properties receive the prestigious safeguard certification. The Safeguard Label is awarded based on compliance with all... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget on Thursday

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget on Thursday

  President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2021 Appropriations Bill to a Joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday. Buhari’s letter of... read more »

Breaking: Nigerian FEC Approves N13.08tn Budget for 202...

Breaking: Nigerian FEC Approves N13.08tn Budget for 2021

  The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC) has projected a N13.08 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Speaking to State House Correspondents... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget Next Week

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget Next Week

  President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2021 Appropriations Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly next week. Senate President, Ahmad... read more »

Cameroon

Cameroon School Shooting an Atrocity that Underscores the Urgency...

Humanitarian body, Amnesty International has condemned the killing of eight school children inside their classroom by gunmen in Kumba, South West region of Cameroon on Saturday. The body in a... read more »

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School Cameroon

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School in Cameroon

At least six children have been killed and eight injured in Cameroon on Saturday as gunmen invaded a school, shooting recklessly in an area where separatist insurgents have been on rampage. Reuters reports that the gunmen arrived the school with motorcycles around midday in the city of Kumba in South West Region. It was not uncertain if the... read more »

Catholic Priest Slumps and Dies on the Altar During Hom...

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

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,... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing –...

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... 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 »

Celebration
FG Declares Thursday Public holiday to Mark Eid-el Maolud Celebration

FG Declares Thursday Public holiday to Mark Eid-el Maolud Celebra...

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Thursday as a public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Maolud. The celebration is in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. This was... read more »

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

  Former Nigeria leaders Yakubu Gowon and Goodluck Jonathan were among the dignitaries that joined President Muhammadu Buhari at the 60th Independence anniversary celebration on Thursday in Abuja. The President’s wife, Aisha and wife of former President Jonathan, Dame Patience were also at the event held at the Eagle Square. The Vice... read more »

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagl...

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagle Square

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday October 1 address Nigerians from the Eagle Square in Abuja as part of the activities earmarked to... read more »

Breaking: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

Breaking: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

  The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Thursday, October 1, as a public holiday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary. The... read more »

Money Rain at Wedding of President Buhari’s Daughter, H...

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

There was no shortage of spectacular scenes as President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan and her groom, Mohammed Turad wedded on Friday. The lavish... 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
Nigeria sitting on a Keg of Gun Powder - Lai Mohammed

Nigeria Sitting on a Keg of Gun Powder – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that that the nation was sitting on a keg of gun powder regarding the issue of fake news and need to immediately begin to go... read more »

Ondo Deputy Gov Accuses Security Agencies of Compromise

Ondo Deputy Gov Accuses Security Agencies of Compromise

  The Deputy Governor of Ondo State who is also the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Hon Agboola Ajayi has accused security operatives of compromise in the ongoing governorship election. Hon Ajayi who cast his ballot at about 11.15 am, Ajayi told reporters at his polling unit in Kiribo, Ese-Odo Local Government that security... read more »

Breaking: EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker Over Fraud Allegati...

Breaking: EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker Over Fraud Allegations

  The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is currently at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where he... read more »

Osun Deputy Chief of Staff Embroiled in $120,000 Fraud

Osun Deputy Chief of Staff Embroiled in $120,000 Fraud

Abdullahi Binuyo, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gbeyoga Oyetola of Osun State has been charged to a Hight Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by... read more »

CAMA Law Will Help Government Fight Corruption —Buhari...

CAMA Law Will Help Government Fight Corruption —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 recently passed into law in Nigeria will aid transparency and corporate... read more »

Cost of Living
IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’s Growth Projection

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’...

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the projected economic growth for Nigeria may not be realized on the strength of the #ENDSARS protest. The organization expressed serious concern... read more »

We will Implement Agreement Diligently - NNPC Assures Labour After Strike Suspension

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Assures Labour After Strike Suspension

Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has pledged commitment to implement agreements reached with organised labour which led to the suspension of planned strike and protest over the increase of electricity tariff and petrol pump price. Kyari said NNPC would diligently implement the agreement... read more »

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Lab...

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Labour - Keyamo

Minister of State for labour tweeted in the early hours of this morning that the federal government has reached an agreement with labour leading to a... read more »

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 20...

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 2020

The Nigerian Labour Congress has doubled down on its position that there will be a Nation-wide strike from the 28th of September 2020 unless their demands are... read more »

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... 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
Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Following allegations of hoarding COVID-19 palliatives, governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) debunked hoarding the palliatives intended for distribution to poor Nigerians to... read more »

NUC, FME to Undertake Safety Standards Verification Visit to Varsities

NUC, FME to Undertake Safety Standards Verification Visit to Varsities

A joint inspection team made up of staff of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), is set to embark on verification visits to monitor the compliance of universities with Quality Assurance/Safety standards. The visit Follows the reopening of universities after the COVID-19 lockdown and ahead of the... read more »

Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Ov...

Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Over Breach of COVID-19 Regulations

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State has pardoned Nollywood actress, Mrs Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bello, who were both... read more »

Ondo2020: INEC to Adopt No-face-mask-no-voting  

Ondo2020: INEC to Adopt No-face-mask-no-voting  

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has directed the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enforce... read more »

School Reopening: PTF Rolls Out New Guidelines

School Reopening: PTF Rolls Out New Guidelines

Following federal government’s directive on school resumption as from October 12, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has released fresh guidelines for... read more »

Crime
Lekki Shooting: Fashola Tampered with Evidence at Lekki Toll by Retrieving Hidden Camera without the Consent of the Panel

Lekki Shooting: Fashola Tampered with Evidence at Lekki Toll by R...

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and respected human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has noted that removing of a camera at the Lekki Toll by the former Lagos Governor and current minister for... read more »

IPOB: Wike Declares Manhunt for Stanley Mgbere, Places N50m Bounty

IPOB: Wike Declares Manhunt for Stanley Mgbere, Places N50m Bounty

Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State has placed a N50 million bounty on a leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) identified as Stanley Mgbere. The governor reiterated its ban on the activities of the IPOB across the state in conformity with the proscription of the group by the Muhammadu Buhari led federal government. This was disclosed... read more »

Jailbreak in Warri Prison as Inmates Escape amidst Shoo...

Jailbreak in Warri Prison as Inmates escape amidst Shooting and Fire Outbreak

A yet-t0-be known number of prisoners have escaped the Nigerian Correctional Centre, commonly referred to as Okere Prison in Warri South council area of Delta... read more »

Ebonyi State Government Imposes Curfew as Violence Erup...

Ebonyi State Government Imposes Curfew as Violence Erupts

Ebonyi State governor, David Nweze Umahi has declared 24-hour curfew in the state to mitigate the spate of violence in the state. The curfew comes after thugs... read more »

#EndSARS: Hoodlums Free Inmates in Benin

#EndSARS: Hoodlums Free Inmates in Benin

  Some suspected thugs on Monday morning broke into the Benin Prison popularly known as White House on Sapele road, Benin and freed inmates. The thugs... read more »

Drug Abuse
Economy
Atiku Abubakar Berates Buhari Over 2021 Proposed Budget  

Atiku Abubakar Berates Buhari Over 2021 Proposed Budget  

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar has taken a jibe 2021 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. He said the N13.08 trillion 2021 budget... read more »

Nigeria: Exposing Lai Mohammed’s Lies On Electricity Tariff Hike by Reno Omokri

Nigeria: Exposing Lai Mohammed’s Lies On Electricity Tariff Hike by Reno Omokri

My attention has been drawn to comments by General Muhammadu Buhari’s aptly named Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the recent 300% increase in power tariffs is the fault of the Jonathan administration. Mr Mohammed’s exact words were as follows: “Before we came in, the power sector had been privatised by the... read more »

Subsidy not Sustainable with 60% Revenue Reduction, say...

Subsidy not Sustainable with 60% Revenue Reduction, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said federal government can no longer afford to sustain fuel subsidy with 60 percent reduction in revenue generation. Osinbajo... read more »

FG Gets New Order to Stop Planned NLC, TUC Strike

FG Gets New Order to Stop Planned NLC, TUC Strike

  The Federal Government has obtained a new order against the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from going on with their... read more »

FG, Labour to Meet Thursday Over Strike Action to Prote...

FG, Labour to Meet Thursday Over Strike Action to Protest Electricity Tariff, Fuel Price Hike

The Federal Government is set to meet with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Trade Union Congress (TUC), on Thursday in an attempt to avert the planned... read more »

Education
ASUU Reveals When Strike Will be Called Off

ASUU Reveals When Strike Will be Called Off

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is ready to call off its ongoing strike as soon as the Federal Government conducts an integrity test on the proposed payroll system,... read more »

#ENDSARS: NECO Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely over Protests

#ENDSARS: NECO Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely over Protests

The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the postponement of the ongoing Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination indefinitely. Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, announced the development in a statement released on Sunday. “In making this decision, the board noted that due to these security... read more »

#ENDSARS: Oyo Schools Forced to Close as Protests Conti...

#ENDSARS: Oyo Schools Forced to Close as Protests Continue

Most public and private schools in Oyo state have suspended academic activities as at Tuesday morning, African News Today observed. Although there has not been... read more »

NECO Reschedules Exam Due to #EndSARS Blockade  

NECO Reschedules Exam Due to #EndSARS Blockade  

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced postponement of the Paper 1 Computer Studies Practical scheduled to take play on today due to blockade... read more »

ASUU Strike: An End in Sight as Buhari Govt Agrees to P...

ASUU Strike: An End in Sight as Buhari Govt Agrees to Pay N30bn Earned Allowance

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has agreed to release N30 billion to pay earned academic allowance to lecturers of universities. The allowance... 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
I won't Resign - Ondo Deputy Governor

I Won’t Resign – Ondo Deputy Governor

The deputy governor of Ondo state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi has debunked rumors in some sections of the media alleging his resignation from his position as the deputy governor of the state. Ajayi, a former... read more »

BREAKING: INEC Releases Date for 2023 Presidential Election

BREAKING: INEC Releases Date for 2023 Presidential Election

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023. The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Thursday. In his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution,... read more »

Ondo is not Edo – Akeredolu Says as he Visits Buhari

Ondo is not Edo – Akeredolu Says as he Visits Buhari

Urges Deputy, Ajayi to resign Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday aimed a subtle jab at the Peoples Democratic Party, saying that his... read more »

Buhari Nominates Lauretta Onochie, Three Others as INEC...

Buhari Nominates Lauretta Onochie, Three Others as INEC Commissioners

  President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated his Special Assistant on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie from Delta as a National Electoral Commissioner of... read more »

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu Wins Governorship Election

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu Wins Governorship Election

  Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress has won the Ondo governorship election held on Saturday. Mr Akeredolu, won in 15 of the... read more »

Employment
FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

  The Federal Government on Tuesday directed Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme who did not receive payment of their stipends to report to their various state focal persons... read more »

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps - NYSC

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps – NYSC

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stated that there is no official date for the reopening of camps nationwide. There has been widespread reports on social media that Orientation Course will resume 27th October 2020 with Batch “A” Stream 2 and that the batch has been subdivided into Batches “A” and “B”. The... 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 »

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 »

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 »

English Premiership
Saka: Nigeria's Target Gets England Call-up

Saka: Nigeria’s Target Gets England Call-up

  Arsenal star and Super Eagle’s target Bukayo Saka has been included in England team billed to face Wales, Belgium and Denmark in their upcoming games in October. The Three Lions will... read more »

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Chelsea have secured the services of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes on a deal worth about £22million. The 28-year old Senegalese has signed a five-year deal from the French outfit making him Chelsea’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window. The goal keeper is expected to be in contention for the club’s weekend fixture against... read more »

Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leices...

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

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

Nigerian Born Tomori on the Brink of Making Everton Swi...

Nigerian Born Tomori on the Brink of Making Everton Switch

Chelsea’s defender, Fikayo Tomori is on the verge of signing a season-long loan with Everton. Talks have advanced between both clubs as Everton continue... read more »

Entertainment
DStv, GOtv, not Hacked, Undergoing Upgrade – Official

DStv, GOtv, not Hacked, Undergoing Upgrade – Official

  MultiChoice claims that reports on social media that its entertainment platforms – DStv and GOtv- have been hacked were untrue. A representative of the company who pleaded anonymity... read more »

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

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

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 uniqueness of the black skin woman was released on Monday, 24 August. Daily Mail had reported in October 31, 2019 that shooting of the video had commenced.... read more »

If You Lie, You Will Die- Waje Recounts Pregnancy Exper...

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... 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 »

Environment
Protesting Youths Set Zik’s Statue Aflame in Onitsha, Anambra

Protesting Youths Set Zik’s Statue Aflame in Onitsha, Anambra

Enraged youths on Thursday set ablaze the statue of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in Onitsha Anambra State. The perpetrators are suspected to be thugs who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest which... 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 »

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

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

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... read more »

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Reside...

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... 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 »

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
CBN Website Hacked? Bank Reacts to Speculated Hacking

CBN Website Hacked? Bank Reacts to Speculated Hacking

Nigeria’s apex bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  has dismissed speculations of its website being hacked on Friday. The reports became rife after the website of National Broadcasting Commission... read more »

Varsity Workers Won’t be Cowed into Enrolling on IPPIS - ASUU Tells FG

Varsity Workers Won’t be Cowed into Enrolling on IPPIS – ASUU Tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), accused the Federal Government of engaging in blackmail of its workers into enrolling on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). Dr Austen Sado, Chairman of the University of Port Harcourt Branch of ASUU, on Sunday said members of the union will not be pushed into enrolling... read more »

Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on Wa...

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

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... 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 »

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 »

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
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... read more »

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 said in a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that it plans to stop operations in Nigeria. International supermarkets (excluding... 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 »

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... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded the contribution of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the gunners FA cup final triumph against Chelsea at Wembley. The 31-year-old forward scored... read more »

Gabon’s Aubameyang Breaks Arsenal Record as Player to Reach the 50 Goals Mark Fastest in PL

Gabon’s Aubameyang Breaks Arsenal Record as Player to Reach the 50 Goals Mark Fastest in PL

Prolific Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a new record at Premiership side Arsenal by becoming the fasted player to reach 50 the goal mark fastest for the Londoners. He achieved the feat after his brace in midweek against Norwich City in their first home game since the restart of the English topflight. Aubameyang took his tally to 51 in... read more »

Ghana
Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains Their Marriage Still Intact

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains The...

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... read more »

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 President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad who disclosed this on his Twitter handle at about 11:36pm did not state the reason for the The meeting was made... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African ...

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... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Abaribe Condemns NBC over Channels, AIT, Arise Television Fine

Abaribe Condemns NBC over Channels, AIT, Arise Television Fine

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Tuesday requested the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop limiting the right of Nigerians to free speech. Abaribe who made the request... read more »

Violence Erupts in Abakaliki

Breaking: Violence Erupts in Abakaliki

Abakaliki, the state capital of Ebonyi State has once again erupted in violence as gunshots rent the air in major parts of the city. The violence which began around 3pm caused panic in the city as residents scampered for safety. It was unclear where the gunshots were coming from or who was firing but reports circulating online said the Central... read more »

#ENDSARS: Lagos State Govt. Sets up Panel of Enquiry fo...

#ENDSARS: Lagos State Govt. Sets up Panel of Enquiry for Victims

Lagos State Government has set up a panel of enquiry for victims of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) related abuses and Lekki Toll Gate incident. According to... read more »

Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings – Pres...

Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings - Presidency

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has disclosed that the President didn’t mention anything about the... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Releases Names of Police Officers Under Prose...

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has released a list of police officers being prosecuted for violation of human rights in the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has released a list of police officers being prosecuted for violation of human rights in the state. Sanwo-Olu who... read more »

Infrastructure
Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he Sues for Calm

Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he ...

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has decried the extent of damage done to public and private properties as thugs masquerading under the #EndSARS movement took to the streets wrecking several... read more »

Edo State Recruits Teachers for Rural Communities

Nigeria: Edo State Recruits Teachers for Rural Communities

  The Edo State Government has commenced the recruitment of teachers for rural and remote communities. The recruitment which is under the Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results (EdoSTAR) Teaching Fellowship Programme will be spread across the state’s three senatorial districts. The EdoSTAR Teaching Fellowship Programme is a three-year... 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 »

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

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 recently flooded by gifting him a house. Pa James had sought for help on social media after his home was flooded on July 7, 2020, destroying his properties. His son Samuel Ajirebi last year... 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... 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 »

Interview
I am Scared of Being Sued to Court, IBB Reveals Reason Behind Delayed Memoir

I am Scared of Being Sued to Court, IBB Reveals Reason Behind Del...

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, Nigeria’s former Military President has attributed the delay in releasing his biography to fear of being sued for libel. He disclosed this while speaking in an... read more »

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 Cable. El-Rufai said the idea of zoning the presidential seat may not have constitutional backing but borne out of the country’s agreed political... read more »

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-E...

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... read more »

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Educat...

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

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... 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 »

Judiciary
Judicial Panels Must Investigate Lekki Shooting, Ensure Accountability for Crime - UK

Judicial Panels Must Investigate Lekki Shooting, Ensure Accountab...

The United Kingdom has called for the probe of the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos and other related incidents that occurred during the #EndsARS protests. Security forces had opened fire at... read more »

Lagos Shootings Amount to Extrajudicial Executions, Must Be Investigated – Amnesty International

Lagos Shootings Amount to Extrajudicial Executions, Must Be Investigated – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has admitted that security operatives killed scores of peaceful protesters in two locations in Lagos State on Tuesday. This was disclosed in a statement by Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho on Wednesday, noting that the killings occurred at Lekki toll gate area and Alausa where multitude of Nigerian... read more »

Seek Redress in Court, Witnesses and Evidence Readily A...

Seek Redress in Court, Witnesses and Evidence Readily Available – Fani-Kayode Tells Precious

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has dared his estranged wife to head to the courts to prove her allegations of physical abuse. Fani-Kayode... read more »

Edo 2020: Do Not Rejoice Yet, Ize-Iyamu Tells Gov Obase...

Edo 2020: Do Not Rejoice Yet, Ize-Iyamu Tells Gov Obaseki

The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the recently concluded Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has dismissed claims that the... read more »

Breaking: Appeal Court Affirms Gov. Diri’s Election

Breaking: Appeal Court Affirms Gov. Diri’s Election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja today has upheld the election of the Bayelsa State governor, Duoye Diri. The court set aside the August 18, 2020 verdict of the... read more »

Justice
Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

So here we are. Sixty years after Independence we are the world’s poorest Black nation. Quoting from Borgen Magazine in August 2020, “Nigeria, a third world country in Africa, is known as the... read more »

Lekki Shootings: Former President Obasanjo Condemns Deployment of Soldiers

Lekki Shootings: Former President Obasanjo Condemns Deployment of Soldiers

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the decision by government to deploy soldiers to stop protests at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Obasanjo, in a statement titled “Statement on violence against protesters in Nigeria: An appeal for calm”, said President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t exhaust all avenues before deploying soldiers. The... read more »

#ENDSARS: Thugs Raze Ondo PDP Secretariat

#ENDSARS: Thugs Raze Ondo PDP Secretariat

The Ondo State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been set ablaze by thugs in the state capital, Akure. This development is coming some... read more »

#ENDSARS: Please, Please and Please, Call off the Prote...

#ENDSARS: Please, Please and Please, Call off the Protests - Tinubu to Protesters

Tinubu has pleaded with the #ENDSARS protesters to please call of the protests. In a series of tweets titled “Protests – The Remedy for National... read more »

#EndSARS: Hold Enugu Govt. if We are Hurt – Singe...

#EndSARS: Hold Enugu Govt. if We are Hurt - Singer Flavour

  Nigerian musician, Flavour, has expressed concerns over threats to his life. The singer who led the #ENDSARS protest in Enugu with fellow entertainers... 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 »

Labour
Lagos News
Sanwo-Olu Expands Scope of Judicial Panel to Lekki Shooting, Provides Funds for Private businesses

Sanwo-Olu Expands Scope of Judicial Panel to Lekki Shooting, Prov...

Following public outcry over the shooting at Lekki Tool Gate area of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expanded the scope of the judicial panel of inquiry to cover the incident. The panel... read more »

Lekki Shooting: Fashola Discovers Camera at Shooting Area

Lekki Shooting: Fashola Discovers Camera at Shooting Area

Former governor of Lagos state and Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has discovered a camera at the Lekki Toll Gate Area of Lagos, site of the shooting that took place last week. The minister made the discovery while touring areas rocked by violence during a solidary visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babjide... read more »

Lagos State Adjusts Curfew to 8pm to 6am

Lagos State Adjusts Curfew to 8pm to 6am

The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8pm to 6am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their... read more »

A Bat From Hell and the Asiwaju of Blood – Fani-K...

A BAT FROM HELL AND THE ASIWAJU OF BLOOD – Fani-Kayode Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has written an open letter condemning the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his comment on the Lekki Toll Gate are shooting that occurred in Lagos. Fani-Kayode in the letter posted on his verified Twitter handle, obtained by African News Today lashed out at Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu, President Muhammadu Buhari and LT Gen. Tukur Buratai for alleged complicity in the shooting. THE LETTER IN FULL: T FROM HELL AND THE ASIWAJU OF BLOOD My dear Asiwaju Tinubu, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Even if the whole country is cowed and mesmerised by you and applauds your callousness, vanity, evil, subterfuge, deceit, ruthlessness, obsessive ambitions, lack of fear of God and doubkespeak I FFK, the Voice of the Voiceless, the Servant of Truth, the Lover of God, the Beloved of the Lord, the Otunba of Jogaland, the Sadaukin Shinkafi, the Odum Agu and the Odugwu Eze will not. Your spell cannot silence, bind or blind me like it has done to others. I see you for what you are and your vain and boastful words here have confirmed it. To think I once loved and admired you gives me sleepless nights and goose pimples. How could I have been so blind? When Baba Fasoranti’s daughter was murdered by Fulani herdsmen you made mockery of it, went to his house and asked “where are the cows?” This was insensitive, callous and painful and all the more so because when the murderers of this much-loved and referred lady were eventually apprehended and arrested they were indeed Fulani herdsmen even though their cows were not arrested with them. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu The latest episode in your catalogue of atrocities is that children that were protesting peacefully and asking for #EndSARS and an end to police brutality have been slaughtered at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos under your watch as National Leader of the APC. Sadly instead of exhibiting any remorse or displaying any regret for this abominable atrocity, with a sheepish smile and a sneering and jocular tone, you had the sheer nerve and effontry to say nothing other than that you are “still the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban?” Yet what was even worse than this and what shocked and astounded all right-thinking people all the more was that you had the temerity to go on even further to say that the “casualties at the Lekki shooting have some questions to answer!” You then asked, “how are they there?”, “how long were they there?” and “what kind of characters were they?” President Muhammadu Buhari How cruel can you be? Not a word of condolence or expression of commiseration to the families of the dead but instead you offered stupid questions and baseless accusations against their wards and children who were butchered in the most brutal circumstances and heartless manner. You have no honor. You have no shame. You have no dignity. You have no self-respect. You have no decency. Children were murdered in our streets and this is all you have to say? You are attempting to blame them for being shot to death and blown to pieces by a bunch of genocidal maniacs in uniform who subjected them to crimes against humanity, genocide and mass murder? You seek to cover up these horrendous crimes and you are attempting to dishonor and denigrate the dead and desecrate and mock the great sacrifice of these courageous young martyrs for democracy who were murdered in cold blood on the front lines in the field of battle? LT Gen. Tukur Buratai Let me tell you this: your dastardly strategy and evil diversionary plan will not work! This matter will not go away! You will not brush it under the carpet, you will not play it down, you and your puppet Sanwoolu will not escape responsibility for failing to protect our people from the beastly savages that slaughtered them and God will punish you for your scurrilous attempt to muddy the waters, cover up the truth and pervert the course of justice. The bitter truth is that you have no conscience and no compassion. You lack the milk of human kindness. You bear no love for humanity or for human beings and you place no value or reverence on human life. You only harbour love, which borders on obsession, for your vain and lofty ambition to rule Nigeria and trust me when I tell you that this will never happen. You are heartless, you are cold-blooded, you are wicked, you lack empathy for the suffering and you are a sociopath. Your spell may work on others but it does not work on me. I see you for what you are: pure evil. You are the darkness that seeks the darkness. The monster that betrayed his own people and put a tyrant and blood-sucking demon in power just to further his own fading ambition and feed his psychotic obsession for power. Permit me to end with the following. I urge you to find out what happened to a character called Icarus in Ancient Greek mythology when he flew too close to the sun because that is precisely what is going to happen to you. As they say pride comes before a fall and hubris always leads to nemesis. Your hubris is here and your nemesis is coming. To add to that the Holy Bible says “the Lord resists the proud and exalts the humble”. It also says “who art thou O man? Thou art as the flower that fadeth! Thou art as the grass that withers! A man that is born of woman, that is today and tomorrow is no more!” I counsel and urge you to ponder and meditate deeply on these words. I advise you to humble yourself before God, get to know Him, learn to fear Him and seek justice and truth before it is too late! Remember that you will NOT be Asiwaju and Jagaban for ever and, like all mortals, one day you will answer the great call, go the way of all flesh, come face to face with your maker and account for your horrendous crimes against the Nigerian people! LekkiGenocide #EndSarsNow #EndBuhari #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW #LagosMassacre #BuhariResignNow #BuhariMustGo #EndSARS (FFK)

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has written an open letter condemning the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his comment on the... read more »

Victims of Lekki Toll Gate Shooting Have Questions to A...

Victims of Lekki Toll Gate Shooting Need to Answer Some Questions- - Tinubu

National leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that those who suffered casualty during the shooting at Lekki toll... read more »

Law Enforcement
No Jailbreak in Ikoyi Prisons, fire contained - Officials

No Jailbreak in Ikoyi Prisons, fire Contained – Officials

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Lagos has stated that the fire that broke out in a part of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre has been controlled. The service also dismissed fears there was a... read more »

#EndSARS: Super Eagles Forward Lends Voice to Protest

#EndSARS: Super Eagles Forward Lends Voice to Protest

  Super Eagles and Napoli forward, Victor Osihmen has joined the growing number of youths protesting against police brutality in Nigeria. The forward was on target for Italian outfit Napoli when they hosted Atalanta in a Seria A game on Saturday. He scored in the 30th minute and used the opportunity to brandish a white shirt with the now... read more »

Legislature
#EndSARS: Senate President Asks Youths to End Protests

#EndSARS: Senate President Asks Youths to End Protests

  The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, advised the youths engaging in anti-SARS protests to put an  end to their agitations on the streets. He said ending the protests would enable... read more »

ASUU Strike: FG, Senate, ASUU Meet to Appraise UTAS

ASUU Strike: FG, Senate, ASUU Meet to Appraise UTAS

As part of ongoing negotiations towards resolving the dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal government, Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige led a delegation of the Federal Government to a closed doors meeting with the Senate to evaluate the University Transparency Account... read more »

Lawan Tackles FG as Senate Intervenes in Govt, ASUU Imp...

Lawan Tackles FG as Senate Intervenes in Govt, ASUU Impasse

Ahmed Lawan, President of the Nigerian Senate has reproached the Federal Government for committing to an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of... read more »

BREAKING: Edo House of Assembly Speaker Impeached

BREAKING: Edo House of Assembly Speaker Impeached

  Nigeria’s Edo State House of Assembly Speaker Francis Okiye has been impeached today African News Today gathered. Okiye was impeached over... read more »

Rep Members Paid N9.3m Every 30 Days – Rep Karu

Rep Members Paid N9.3 every 30 Days – Rep Karu

A member of the lower legislative chamber, Rep Simon Karu from Gombe State has said that each member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives receives N9.3... 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 »

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 »

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
Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

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 late hours of Saturday, a top diplomat... read more »

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

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

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 in Mali is celebrated by many Malian citizens though the international community has condemned the ouster of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at a time when... read more »

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 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... 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 »

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

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

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... read more »

Opinion: Sudan's Film Industry - A Roadmap to Development by Ricardo Preve

Opinion: Sudan’s Film Industry – A Roadmap to Development by Ricardo Preve

The Sudanese film industry was experiencing a revival after the end of the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. During Bashir’s 30-year tenure, personal freedoms in general, and artistic creativity in particular, were severely restricted. With the fall of the regime, Sudanese film producers saw an opportunity to make up for lost time,... read more »

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
Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

Motorists Lament as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

There has been scarcity of Premium Motor Spirt (PMS) popularly known as petrol in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as long queues were seen at most filling stations in the city, African... read more »

Ondo State Lifts 24-Hour Curfew, Calls for Peace

Ondo State Governor Lifts 24-Hour Curfew, Calls for Peace

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has announced the suspension of the 24-hour curfew initially imposed following unrest occasioned by hijack of the #EndSARS movement by hoodlums in the state. Irate thugs had taken over the movement against police brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad... read more »

The Presidential Speech of Ohaneze Youth Council(OYC) o...

The Presidential Speech of Ohaneze Youth Council(OYC) on 23rd of October 2020 at Owerri, Imo State

#EndSARS Protest: The Journey Of The Lions And Eagles My fellow brave youths of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I salute you all on this third week of... read more »

Nigerians Passionately Hate Nigeria – Femi Adesina

Nigerians Passionately Hate Nigeria – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the #EndSARS movement was informed by the hatred of the... read more »

If Nigeria Dies, Hatred Killed Her – Femi Adesina

If Nigeria Dies, Hatred Killed Her – Femi Adesina

What a week it has been for our own dear native land! Just at the beginning of the month, as the country turned 60 as an independent entity, President... 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 »

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

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, asking Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger-Delta, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, to refund N2.5n for contracts his companies failed to deliver. The commission failed to mention the names of the... 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,... 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 »

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 »

Nigeria
Nigerian international, John Mikel Obi has expressed optimism that his current side, Stoke City will secure promotion to the English top flight.

Mikel Aims to Secure Premier League Promotion with Stoke

Nigerian international, John Mikel Obi has expressed optimism that his current side, Stoke City will secure promotion to the English top flight. The former Super Eagles captain concedes that the team... read more »

TVC Resumes broadcast After Being Vandalised

TVC Resumes broadcast After Being Vandalised

Following a four days hiatus due to an attack of its headquarters in Lagos by irate youths, Television Continental (TVC) has resumed broadcasting. A group of angry youths had attacked TVC’s headquarters at Ketu on Wednesday, wrecking its facilities thereby taking the station off air. The attack was part of destruction that took place after... read more »

#EndSARS: Full Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Add...

EndSARS: Full Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address to the Nation

Fellow Nigerians, it has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security... read more »

Osinbajo Breaks Silence, Speaks on Lekki Shooting

Osinbajo Breaks Silence, Speaks on Lekki Shooting

Following the shooting at Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State, Vice President Yemi Osinbjo has condoled with victims of the violent act that took place on ... read more »

BREAKING: Youths on Rampage in Enugu, Shut Down Abakpa ...

BREAKING: Youths on Rampage in Enugu, Shut Down Abakpa Market

Youths in Abakpa Nike Enugu state have taken to the streets, forcing shop owners in the Abakpa market to close down their shops. African News Today has... 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 »

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... read more »

Petroleum
BREAKING: Four Killed, Scores Injured as Gas Plant Explodes in Lagos  

BREAKING: Four Killed, Scores Injured as Gas Plant Explodes in La...

Lagos has witnessed fresh explosion as Best Roof Cooking Gas plant exploded on Thursday in the Baruwa community of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. The explosion which happened... read more »

Buhari Justifies Increase in Petrol Price, Says It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia

Buhari Justifies Increase in Petrol Price, Says It Makes No Sense for Oil to be Cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari has said it makes no sense for Nigeria to sell petroleum products at cheaper prices than its neighbouring countries. He disclosed this on Thursday while presenting a speech to mark the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said, “We have suffered a significant drop... read more »

We Will Enforce the Law, Police Sounds warning to NCL, ...

We Will Enforce the Law, Police Sounds warning to NCL, TUC Ahead of Protest

The Nigerian Police Force has issued warning to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) ahead of their strike action and protest... read more »

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... read more »

Nigerian Police Vows to Vehemently Resist Students Plan...

Nigerian Police Vow 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... read more »

Photos
Government Too Silent, Not Done Enough to Address #EndSARS Demands – Osinbajo

Government Too Silent, Not Done Enough to Address #EndSARS Demand...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday expressed understanding with Nigerians who feel that government has “simply not done enough” to protect its citizens from police brutality, giving room to... read more »

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 Chief Whip said negotiations for Kanu’s return would involve abandonment of his movement for the creation of an independent state of Biafra. Kalu’s... read more »

Politics
Lekki Shooting: No Life was Lost – Sanwo-Olu

Lekki Shooting: No Life was Lost – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said no casualty was recorded in the shooting that took place at Lekki toll gate area of the state. Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a state broadcast on... read more »

Omata, Buhari, Burutai, Sanwolu, Tinubu and Others to be Handed Over to ICC – Fani-kayode

Omata, Buhari, Burutai, Sanwolu, Tinubu and Others to be Handed Over to ICC – Fani-kayode

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the shooting that occurred at Lekki, Lagos State in the late hours of Monday. Fani-Kayode said that the officer who masterminded the shooting, Geneneral Omata, alongside President Buhari, Tukur Burutai, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Bola Tinubu, Yemi Osinbajo among others will be tried at the... read more »

Forces Beyond Our Control Have Made Dark Notes in Our H...

Forces Beyond Our Control Have Made Dark Notes in Our History, Sanwo-Olu says as he Visits Victims of Lekki Shooting

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the Lekki shooting as the toughest night of our lives, crediting “forces beyond our direct control”... read more »

Business Mogul, Adamu Garba Files $1Bn Suit Against Twi...

Business Mogul, Adamu Garba Files $1Bn Suit Against Twitter Boss, Jack Dorsey Over Alleged Sponsor of #EndSARS Protest (Video)

Adamu Garba has filled a $1Bn lawsuit at Abuja Federal High Court against twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. The former presidential aspirant said the suit sought to... read more »

Scores Killed as Violence Erupts in Abuja Community Ove...

Scores Killed as Violence Erupts in Abuja Community Over #EndSARS Protest

Three people were allegedly killed in Dutse, Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday as protesters clashed with police operatives. A video which was obtained by... read more »

Power
FG Approves Extension of New Electricity Tariffs Suspension by One Week  

FG Approves Extension of New Electricity Tariffs Suspension by On...

The Federal Government and the organised labour yesterday agreed to extend the suspension of the new electricity tariffs by one week. The decision was reached on Sunday during a meeting between the... read more »

Tariff Hike Suspension: We Are Yet to be Informed – Discos

Tariff Hike Suspension: We Are Yet to be Informed – Discos

Following the agreement between the organised labour and Federal Government on suspension of electricity tariff hike for two weeks, power distribution companies on Monday said they are yet to receive official directive from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the suspension. Investigation shows the discos are confused on the... read more »

Press Statement
IGP Approves New Police Unit to Replace Disbanded SARS

New Police Unit, SWAT to Replace Disbanded SARS – IGP

Former SARS operatives to undergo psychological examination As a follow up to the disbandment of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS),  the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has... read more »

Fayose Should Look Far Away From Oyo State in Search of his Enemies - Makinde

Fayose Should Look Far Away from Oyo State in Search of His Enemies – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has distanced himself from allegation by Ayo Fayose, that he sponsored the attack against him at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign grand finale in Ondo on Wednesday. Makinde disclosed this in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, noting that the former Ekiti... read more »

Government Won’t Be Pressured into Restructuring Nigeri...

Government Won’t Be Pressured into Restructuring Nigeria – Presidency

The Presidency has said that government will not succumb to threats and restructure the country, describing calls for restructuring as unhelpful and... read more »

APC Reacts to Uduaghan’s Defection to PDP

APC Reacts to Uduaghan’s Defection to PDP

The All Progressive Congress, Delta State chapter has dismissed the defection of immediate past governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan who dumped the party... 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... 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
The 18th Fulani Emir of Zazzau

Breaking: Emir of Zazzau Dies at 84

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, “It is confirmed. He had some health... read more »

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 untiring efforts at entrenching peace, good governance and security of lives and property. The religious group also lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for promoting love... 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... 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 »

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
Inside Story: How Plainclothes Policemen Wounded, Abandoned a Commercial Motorcyclist in Kubwa, Abuja

Inside Story: How Plainclothes Policemen Wounded, Abandoned a Com...

At a time when thousands of youths have taken to the streets to protest police brutality and alleged extrajudicial killings of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), it appears the... read more »

#EndSARS: NYCN Condemns Attack on Protesters

#EndSARS: NYCN Condemns Attack on Protesters

  The Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, Lekan Biliamin-Oba, has condemned the attack on #EndSARS protesters by thugs. Biliamin-Oba disclosed this during a press conference held on Friday. The chairman described the actions of the thugs who have been reported to attacked protesters at the Secretariat bus stop on... read more »

ENDSARS: Anonymous Hacks NBC Official Twitter Handle

ENDSARS: Anonymous Hacks NBC Official Twitter Handle

  Decentralised international ‘hacktivist’ group “Anonymous” has hacked and taken over the official twitter handle of National Broadcasting... read more »

#EndSARS: Army Declare Readiness to Step in as Protests...

#EndSARS: Army Declare Readiness to Step in as Protests Persist

The Nigerian army has expressed its readiness to move in against troublemakers as nationwide protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings rage... read more »

Oyo State Govt Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of ...

Oyo State Govt Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims

  The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of deceased Jimoh Isiaka and two other victims of the... read more »

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

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 Centre for Disease Control... read more »

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

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 the fatal COVID-19. This was disclosed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi through a gazette notice released on Wednesday by the government. “NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that His Excellency the... read more »

Security
BREAKING: Hoodlums Attack TVC in Lagos

BREAKING: Hoodlums Attack TVC in Lagos

Irate hoodlums have attacked Television Continental (TVC) headquarters in Lagos State on Wednesday (today). The thugs thronged the entrance of the Television station in Ikosi-Ketu area of Lagos and... read more »

Davido Offers to Pay Hospital Bills of Victims of Lekki Toll Gate Massacre

Davido Offers to Pay Hospital Bills of Victims of Lekki Shooting

Nigerian singer David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has inquired about the medical bills of victims of the Lekki toll gate shooting that took place yesterday in Lagos State. Footages surface online yesterday depicting violent scenes at the Lekki toll gate yesterday, resulting in death and injury to scores of civilians. The development... read more »

Comprehensive Police Reform an Answer to Police Brutali...

Comprehensive Police Reform an Answer to Police Brutality – Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently implement comprehensive police reform as a lasting solution to incessant... read more »

Police Must Protect #EndSARS Protesters- Falana Tells F...

Police Must Protect #EndSARS Protesters- Falana Tells FG Amid Attack by Hoodlums

Says Govt should dialogue with patriots   Femi Falana, SAN has called on the Federal Government and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to... read more »

End SWAT Formation Now – Says Don Jazzy as he Opp...

Nigerian producer and music industry heavyweight, Don Jazzy, has spoken against the formation of a new police unit to replace the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector General of Police.

Mavin Records CEO and music industry heavyweight, Don Jazzy, has spoken against the formation of a new police unit to replace the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery... 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
Tunisia Forces Super Eagles to a 1-1 Draw in Austria

Tunisia Forces Super Eagles to a 1-1 Draw in Austria

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday night forced to a 1-1 draw at the Jacques Leman Arena in Austria. Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho opened scoring in the 21st minute when he... read more »

Super Eagles’ Camp Bolstered by Musa, Onuachu Arrival Ahead of Friendlies  

Super Eagles’ Camp Bolstered by Musa, Onuachu Arrival Ahead of Friendlies  

The Super Eagles’ Austria camp has been bolstered by the arrival of captain Ahmed Musa and Genk FC forward Paul Onuahu in time before the Tuesday deadline for arrival of players ahead of Friday, October 9 friendly against Algeria. This was disclosed by Toyin Ibitoye, Super Eagles Media Officer in a chat with News Agency of Nigeria on... read more »

I Am in My Best Shape – Super Eagles’ Forwa...

I Am in My Best Shape - Super Eagles' Forward

  Super Eagles forward, Samuel Kalu has fired warnings to the camp of Algeria and Tunisia ahead of the international friendly fixtures coming up this... read more »

Ogenyi Onazi Completes Transfer to Danish Side, Sonderj...

Ogenyi Onazi Completes Transfer to Danish Side, Sonderjyke

Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has secured a transfer to Danish premier league side, Sonderjyke on a one-year contract. This was announced on the club’s... read more »

Gattuso Backs Osimhen to Succeed at Napoli

Coach of Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso has commended Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen for his performance against Genoa on Sunday despite failing to register a goal on the scoresheet.

Coach of Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso has commended Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen for his performance against Genoa on Sunday despite failing to register a... 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
Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See its Position

Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See its Positio...

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 to distress calls in steep terrain,... read more »

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

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

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 troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents were ill equipped to combat the terrorists. The video irked the public and intensified pressure on government to... read more »

Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Ruler...

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... 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 »

Transportation
Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

A boat conveying officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to their polling unit in the ongoing Ondo State governorship election has capsized. A video shared on Twitter by a... read more »

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Have you heard the news? I’m sure you have. But just in case you haven’t, here’s the news on the hour: After 33 years, the 326 Km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Rail Line and Ancillary Facility Yard has been commissioned for commercial operation. The event came up Tuesday September 29 with President Muhammadu Buhari flagging off the project in a... read more »

Fuel Subsidy Removal: History will Judge Buhari Favoura...

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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... read more »

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of School...

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... 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 »

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

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica...

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 Tunisia’s committee to confront the... read more »

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 like they were attempting a come back with an 18th minute goal. However, the scoreline stayed at 2:1 until 3 minutes into the added time of the first... read more »

Uganda
Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Fail to Immunize Chil...

Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaducu, Ugandan Minister of State for Primary Health Care has said that government will introduce a fresh nationwide immunization exercise to avail people who missed out due to... read more »

Uganda: President Museveni Imposes Tax on Social Media Usage to Curb Gossip

Uganda: President Museveni Imposes Tax on Social Media Usage to Curb Gossip

A new law has been passed by the Ugandan parliament to impose a social media tax on its citizens. The law which is billed to take effect from 1 July will see Ugandans paying 200 shillings ($0.05) as daily levy for the use of social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and others. While pushing for the law, President Yoweri Museveni... read more »

United Nations
United States of America
  Ondo Election: US Sues for Peaceful and Credible election

Ondo Election: US Sues for Peaceful and Credible Election

The United States has urged all the stakeholders in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election to take concrete steps to ensure a peaceful election that reflects the will of the people of the... read more »

Buhari Sends Get Well Soon Message to Trump, Wife

Buhari Sends Get Well Soon Message to Trump, Wife

  President Muhammadu Buhari, has sent a get-well-soon message to President of the United States of America (USA) Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today. The message which was contained in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba... read more »

FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Rigg...

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... read more »

US Slams Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

US Hits 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... read more »

John Campbell, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria Berates ...

John Campbell, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria Berates Nigerian Military

John Campbell a former Ambassador to Nigeria has said that Nigerians have lost faith in the sincerity of government. He chided the approach of Nigerian... read more »

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

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Members, Two DSS...

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 Emene, Enugu State on Sunday. The... read more »

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 perceived road safety related infractions. It was therefore a shock to see one of such officials driving on the express fully drunk. It is not clear how the... read more »

Violence
Davido Reacts to Violent Attacks in Edo, Absolves #EndSARS Protesters of Blame

Davido Reacts to Violent Attacks in Edo, Absolves #EndSARS Protes...

FEM crooner, David Adeleke, widely known as Davido has defended #EndSARS protesters amidst the alleged involvement of the protesters in the jack break that took place in Edo State yesterday. The... read more »

#EndSARS: SERAP Asks Commonwealth to Sanction Nigeria Over Attack on Protesters

#EndSARS: SERAP Asks Commonwealth to Sanction Nigeria Over Attacks on Protesters

Socio-Economic and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, to hold Nigerian authorities to account for persistent attacks on protesters demanding for an end to SARS. The group criticised many reports of human rights abuses and violations in Nigeria by security operatives. This was... 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
Absolute disregard for human life is the identity of Buhari Regime – Bishop Oyedepo

Absolute Disregard for Human Life is the Identity of Buhari Regim...

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo has backed the raging #EndSARS protests demanding for an end to police brutality and effective police reform. The clergy lauded the call for... read more »

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the Federal Government to handle the ongoing protest against police brutality with “utmost maturity and restraint and in a peaceful, rational and reasonable manner.”

Attempt to Clamp Down on Protesters with Soldiers will Turn #EndSARS into #EndNigeria Movement – Fani-Kayode

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the Federal Government to handle the ongoing protest against police brutality with “utmost maturity and restraint and in a peaceful, rational and reasonable manner.” Fani-Kayode said this in a post on his official Facebook page on Sunday in reaction to the announcement by the army to... read more »

Breaking: FG Reopens NYSC Orientation Camp

Breaking: FG Reopens NYSC Orientation Camp

  The Federal Government on Thursday announced the re-opening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps across the country. The Minister of... read more »

#EndSARS: Presidential Panel Approves Protesters’ Deman...

#EndSARS: Presidential Panel Approves Protesters’ Demands

  The Presidency has disclosed that the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad has approved the five-point... read more »

Breaking: IGP Disbands SARS Nationwide

Breaking: IGP Disbands SARS Nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has announced the immediate dissolution of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) effective from Sunday,... read more »

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

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comment...

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 Chinamasa, spokesperson of the ruling... read more »

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

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

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 millions of dollars to an obscure company at bloated prices. The company had sold $28 face masks to government at bulging prices. Anti-craft agency on... 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... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

As Zimbabweans go to their first post-Mugabe polls, there is a high level of enthusiasm as many feel this is a new era. The turn out for the election has been... read more »

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Corruption Out of Control in Nigeria- Onaiyekan

Corruption Out of Control in Nigeria- Onaiyekan

A coalition under the aegis of Nigeria Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance has said that Nigeria has gone out of control, alleging plot to dismantle anti-corruption agencies in... read more »

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE By FEMI ADESINA For well over one week, the polity has been suffused with what President Muhammadu Buhari describes as “genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct by men of the Nigeria Police Force.” And in that period of time too, I have had strident efforts being made to position me as an enemy of the people. Very serious efforts by mean people, who are simply out to generate hatred and animus against other people, for no other reason than Luciferous and pernicious feeling of smug satisfaction. As a year two undergraduate at the then University of Ife in 1982, one of the texts recommended for us in English Literature class was Enemy of the Public by the Norwegian writer, Henrik Ibsen. I remember traveling from Ile-Ife then to the popular Odusote Bookstores in Ibadan to procure the book, along with some other recommended texts. The term Enemy of the People originated in Roman times as hostis publicus, which if translated directly means, ‘public enemy,’ someone acting against the larger group, indeed, against society. Get appointed to serve in an elevated public position in Nigeria, and you automatically face some odium, nay opprobrium. He has joined those who have come to steal our money. He has come to earn fat salary. He is going to be taken care of from the public treasury, while we have to slave and toil before we earn a living. He will be talking to us from a high horse, haughty and huffing, while we look like grasshoppers before him. They never care what you were, and where you were coming from. Whether you came down several notches in your income in order to serve your country does not matter to them. Did you lobby for the job or not, it does not matter. The moment you get appointed into government position, you are poised to become an enemy of the people. The first salvo came on Sunday from a suicide fake journalist who plies his trade with an online rag called Peoples Gazette. He published that President Muhammadu Buhari was to have approved the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) the previous Friday, but had been prevailed upon not to do so by his spokesman, Femi Adesina. That happens to be me, and the information was coming to me as a piece of virulent, hateful news. Again, the hatchet job masquerading as a news item , added that I convinced the President not to ever surrender the sovereignty of government to ‘Twitter warriors,’ whatever that means. Further, it said because of my anti-people convictions, I had issued a statement against the EndSARS protesters, which had received wide condemnation from the general public. Several falsities stood out from the supposed news story. One, what the reporter claimed never happened. That I prevailed on President Buhari not to scrap SARS must have existed only in his fecund but diseased imagination. What truth did that information rest on? None. Was I or anybody else spoken with to authenticate the supposed information? Not at all. It clearly failed the test of objectivity, which every good news story must pass. Then, the report said I had issued a statement against EndSARS protests, which had received wide condemnation. Where, when, how? By that date, I had not said a word, either privately or publicly against the public marches. Any decent journalist would have checked, and quoted the date and content of such statement, if it ever existed. But the journalist from hell simply published lies against me, not obeying dictates of the noble profession. And because we are in the age of the digital media, characterized by riot and recklessness, people began to share the evil, fake story. The plot to turn me into an enemy of the people was in full motion. I issued a rejoinder to the fake story by an equally fake reporter, rebutting all his claims. A number of people believed me. But an equally large number of people refused to believe, and continued to share and purvey the evil report. Why not? Some people revel in merely believing the worst about other people, and no superior argument would ever convince them. Of course, Barrabas the murderer was preferred against Jesus in Bible days. Let me tell you about my minimal contact with this non-credible, notorious purveyor of fake reports, who now publishes the online Peoples Gazette. He used to work for Premium Times, which is one of the more professional online newspapers we have. Over the past five years since I came to serve in government, he had called me up a number of times in the attempt to balance stories. I would give him the side of government, particularly the Presidency. But whenever the stories came out, he would have twisted them to serve his whims and other pre-determined ends. What would be published would in no way look like what I had told him, yet he would credit such to me. He did it once, I thought it was happenstance. He did it the second time, I thought it was coincidence. When he did it the third time, I then knew it was deliberate enemy action. I called up his editor, Musikiliu Mojeed, and pleaded that whenever his medium had anything to confirm or crosscheck with me, he should please send a saner and more professional journalist. It’s that same raggedy reporter that has now become the Publisher of Peoples Gazette. A veritable danger to today and tomorrow, now a Publisher. Shame! Online journalism takes all sorts-the thief, the liar, the pimp, the pen assassin, and all sorts of villains. At the touch of a button, they just attempt to set on fire. They set out to incinerate names, reputations, society, the country, and if possible, humanity itself. Thy glory oh journalism is slain upon the high places. How are the mighty fallen! There was yet another attempt to position me as an enemy of the public on Wednesday, this week. On August 6, this year, I had appeared on Sunrise Daily, the early morning program of Channels Television. Topic of discussion was a rally the previous day, organized by the Revolution Now group. That rally, meant to torpedo the normal order of society, attracted just a handful of people, who showed clean pair of heels the moment security agents approached. I was asked how the Presidency felt about the rally. I said it was a non-event, mere irritation caused by a handful of lily-liveried people who vanished as soon as they saw the police. But on Wednesday, a hidden hostile hand, son of perdition, took a video of the interview, edited it, and made it seem as if I was reacting to the extant EndSARS protests. All hell broke loose online, with people mouthing maledictions and curses against me. Well such things have ways of returning to the sender, so it didn’t bother me. A curse shall not alight without a cause, says that Book of Books. I am happy that Channels Television was professional enough to issue a prompt clarification. It published that what was being made to look like a fresh interview had been done well over two months earlier. Thanks. Those who wanted to, believed the television station. A large number chose not to, and bombarded my phone lines with curses, expletives, and messages from the pit of hell. Well, if anybody chooses to belong to that nether region, it’s a matter of choice. Talking of bombardment of my phone lines, it had begun on Sunday. A hateful mind had published my two numbers on Twitter, urging people to troll me. They called till the phone batteries went dead. Mum was the word from me. “He was reviled, but responded not,” that is what the Good Book said of my master, the one I try to pattern my life after. So, I said not a word to any of the callers. The flurry of hateful calls was petering out on Wednesday when the doctored video was launched. All hell broke loose again. My two lines began to ring simultaneously, all bearing hateful messages, laced with threats. Still, mum was the word from me. No reviling for reviling, just as my Master would have done. We try to walk in His steps, despite our occasional failings, as mere mortals. Now, why do I think people try to demonize those in government, and bring them down? Many reasons. Evil hearts. The heart of man is evil, and desperately wicked. If you are in any form of elevated position, they would love to see you fall. Man is in a fallen state, and the more they see you bite the dust, the happier they are. As spokesman to the President, they have told themselves you were lying before you opened your mouth to talk. Ask them to mention one lie told to them in five years, and they then begin to look like fools, people with addled minds. Again, envy consumes them. Why should he be presidential spokesman, and I can’t be? Does he have two heads? Why should he be earning that fat pay (lol, very fat, indeed, as fat as Super Dee of Africa) and I am not the one earning it? Why should he live in government quarters, ride official cars fueled and serviced by government (how I wish it happens), and generally be impervious to the hardship in town? Envy turns to malice, and they get consumed by ill will. Again, in my own case, they say, why is he so loyal to his boss? Why is he not joining us to malign and hate him? Yes, I love President Buhari, and I’ve done so since 1984 when he became military head of state. And till China joins to Africa, I will love him. “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone,” Ibsen wrote in Enemy of the People. Yes, millions of people love President Buhari passionately, but in the unlikely event that the number will dwindle to ten or less, count me in the number of those that remain. Whether I serve in government or not, Buhari is my man. That is why I wear my best trousers to serve him, though Ibsen wrote that “you should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.” I’m wearing mine. Some people want me to join them to hate the President. It would never happen. Not in this world, or the next. I have picked my own hero, let them pick theirs. So, they try to bring me down, but the more they try, the higher they see me on the mountain top. In my first month as Special Adviser to the President, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar of Sokoto had come to the Presidential Villa. I had known him long before then, and he calls me Kulikulii, which is my email address, which I’d chosen for some comic relief. The Sultan said on that day: “Kulikulii, you have come to do a most difficult job, a thankless job. See what happened to those before you. That is the way people will want you to end. But if the work was thankless for others, for you, it won’t be so.” The Sultan was prophesying, and I said a resounding amen, thanked him, and left. I’ve not forgotten that encounter, and sure won’t. So, for all those trying to bring me down, to make me an enemy of the people, are you not striving in vain? For who Jah bless, no man curse, sang Bob Marley. The food seller can only eye a toad hopping by, the toad can never end in her soup pot. For the fake journalist, and all those who shared his evil report, that person who doctored the Channels TV interview to generate hate, and all those who besieged me with virulent phone calls and text messages, I can only say: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” *Adesina is Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity

An Enemy of the People – Femi Adesina

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Mr. Chris Jibreel Maiyaki has been appointed Deputy Executive Secretary (DES), Administration, by the Board of the National Universities Commission (NUC) chaired by Emeritus Professor Ayo... read more »

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

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 of a third of children to... read more »

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

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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... read more »

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

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 Ajayi, the state’s Deputy... 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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Review SARS Now – Atiku Condemns ‘Cruel Actions’ of SARS Against People

Review SARS Now – Atiku Condemns ‘Cruel Actions’ of SARS Against People

Following a social media outcry over the actions of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police force, former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples... read more »

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

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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... read more »

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

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 showing a convoy of vehicles... read more »

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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 owned helicopter, Sahara... 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 development in a post on her... 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 that belongs to South west... read more »

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

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 Edoziem, IPOB Head of... read more »

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

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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 continues to have an interest in... read more »

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 o...

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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 national life. The current... read more »

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

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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... read more »

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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 have gathered around the... read more »

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BREAKING: FCT Schools to Reopen on October 11

BREAKING: FCT Schools to Reopen on October 11

Mallam Muhammad Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has announced the resumption of schools across the capital city with effect from October 11th, 2020. The was... read more »

BREAKING: #RevolutionNow Protesters Arrested in Lagos

BREAKING: #RevolutionNow Protesters Arrested in Lagos

  More than 20 #RevolutionNow protesters have been arrested by security operatives in Lagos. The protesters had stormed Ojota and Maryland axis to express their dissatisfaction with... read more »

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... read more »

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

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 Nnamdi Kanu regarding... read more »

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

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 the Eid celebrations. While... read more »

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

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 the Ilorin praying on Sunday,... read more »

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...

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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Zamfara Government Alleges Diversion of N10bn Earmarked for Construction of University

Zamfara Government Alleges Diversion of N10bn Earmarked for Construction of University

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... read more »

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 »

Edo 2020: APC Accused of Wooing Voters with Wrappers

Edo 2020: APC Accused of Wooing Voters with Wrappers (Video)

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

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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... read more »

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NERC

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NER...

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... read more »

El-Rufai Supports Decision to Increase Abuja-Kaduna Train Fares

El-Rufai Supports Decision to Increase Abuja-Kaduna Train Fares

Nasir el-Rufai governor of Kaduna State has ruled out security challenge in the Abuja-Kaduna rail line but alluded the challenge to people obeying COVID-19 guidelines put into place by the... read more »

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Update: FG Orders Reopening of Unity, Private Schools

Update: FG Orders Reopening of Unity, Private Schools

The Federal Government has approved the reopening of all Unity Schools in Nigeria with effect from October 12. Government shutdown schools indefinitely in March as part of measures to curb... read more »

Senate Resumes Sitting as NASS Installs COVID-19 Sanitizing Devices

Senate Resumes Sitting as NASS Installs COVID-19 Sanitizing Devic...

  The National Assembly has completed the installation of automated COVID-19 sanitizing devices on all entrance points to curb the spread of the virus. The chamber now has a chest... read more »

FG Commissions Infectious Disease Centre in UATH

FG Commissions Infectious Disease Centre in UATH

  The Federal Government on Friday commissioned and subsequently handed over the Infectious Disease Care Centre built and equipped by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to... read more »

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Cybercriminals Responsible for #EndSARS Campaign - Buhari's Aide

Cybercriminals Responsible for #EndSARS Campaign – Buhari’s Aide

  The Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has stated that the protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were coordinated by internet... read more »

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... read more »

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Economy

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... read more »

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

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 building and the unity of... read more »

Nigeria - Why We Resigned from NESG - Bank Directors

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 economy. What is however news is... read more »

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Exclusive: Kogi Gov.  Seeks NUC’s Approval to Establish Second State University  

Exclusive: Kogi Gov.  Seeks NUC’s Approval to Establish Second State University  

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State paid a private visit to the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, mni, MFR, FNAL, where he revealed the... read more »

Rivers Approves October 5 for School Resumption

Rivers Approves October 5 for School Resumption

The Rivers State Government has approved Monday, October 5 as resumption date for universities, other tertiary institutions, secondary and vocational schools in the state. This was... 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... read more »

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Egypt

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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Elections

Ondo Decides: Akeredolu Tops as INEC Declares Results from 15 LGAs

Ondo Decides: Akeredolu Tops as INEC Declares Results from 15 LGAs

Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has maintained the lead in the Ondo State governorship election as results from 15 out of 18 Local Governments are... read more »

Ondo Election: Governor AKeredolu Leads After INEC Declared Results From 12 Local Governments

Ondo Election: Governor AKeredolu Leads After INEC Declared Resul...

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has garnered the most votes cast in the Ondo State governorship election after Independent National Electoral... read more »

Ondo Decides: Jegede Votes, Refuses to Jump Queue

Ondo Decides: Jegede Votes, Refuses to Jump Queue

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the ongoing Ondo State governorship election has cast his vote at his polling unit, joining other electorates in the queue... read more »

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Employment

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

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 Lille in the just concluded... read more »

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

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

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 COVID-19 safety guidelines. The... read more »

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

Lagos Doctors Embark on a 3-day Warning Strike over Safety and We...

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 safety and welfare... read more »

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Environment

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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Finance

Reps Fault Chinese Loan Terms, as FG Confirms Sovereignty Clause

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, Chairman of the House Committee on... read more »

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

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 guidelines introduced to curb... 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 released through its Twitter... read more »

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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 he wrote was the role of Islam... read more »

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

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 woman) who hails from Nchatancha... read more »

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusalam's Meeting Over Invitation of Miyetti Allah

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusalam’s ...

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 »

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Ghana

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... read more »

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

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condemns Attack ...

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

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

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

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 operations, the Ghana News Agency... read more »

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Health

Fed Govt Confirm Delivery of Sample Collection Booths from Korea

Fed Govt Confirm Delivery of Sample Collection Booths from Korea

  The Federal Government has taken delivery of three “Smart Walk-through Booths” for COVID-19 sample collection donated by the Republic of Korea on Thursday to assist in the fight... 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), umbrella body for the health... 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 after the recent approval by the... read more »

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President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on Monday amid the persistent nationwide peaceful demonstration against brutality and highhandedness of operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.  

SARS Disbandment only the First Step in Police Reform – Buhari  

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on Monday amid the persistent nationwide peaceful demonstration against brutality and highhandedness of operatives of the disbanded Special... read more »

Lagos Assembly Throws Weight Behind #EndSARS Protests

Lagos Assembly Throws Weight Behind #EndSARS Protests

  Lagos State House of Assembly has thrown its weight behind the #EndSARS protest with a demand on the proscription of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. They also demanded the... read more »

Lauretta Onochie, Wizkid in a War of Words on Twitter

Lauretta Onochie, Wizkid in a War of Words on Twitter

Nigerian singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, and Lauretta Onochie, special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, engaged in war of words on Twitter... read more »

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Inspirational

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 new level. After medical... read more »

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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... read more »

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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... read more »

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... read more »

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

El-Rufai Reacts to NBA Conference Withdrawal, Questions Endorseme...

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”... read more »

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#ENDSARS: Naira Marley Calls off Planned Protest, Speaks to Force PRO

#ENDSARS: Naira Marley Calls off Planned Protest, Speaks to Force PRO

  Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley has called off his support for the #EndSARS campaign aimed at protesting police brutality in the nation. He also... read more »

Osinbajo Condemns FSARS Actions

Osinbajo Condemns FSARS Actions

  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday condemned the actions of some policemen, especially those attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who he accused of harassing Nigerians... read more »

BREAKING: #RevolutionNow Protest Hits Abuja

BREAKING: #RevolutionNow Protest Hits Abuja

  The organizers of the #RevolutionNow protest, Coalition for Revolution (CORE), have held a peaceful protest in Abuja. The protest spearheaded by the leader of the group who is also... 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 News

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

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 State after the lockdown of... read more »

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... 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... read more »

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Legislature

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

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 collapse. He said this in Abuja... read more »

Ortom Advocates Gun License to Responsible Nigerians as Solution to Insecurity

Ortom Advocates Gun License to Responsible Nigerians as Solution ...

  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... read more »

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... read more »

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Life

Kwara Gov Greets Olofa of Offa at 56

Kwara Gov Greets Olofa of Offa at 56

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday felicitated with the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi (Esuwoye II) on his 56th birthday. This contained in a statement signed by... read more »

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

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 celebration. The Permanent Secretary,... read more »

World Youth Skills Day: FG Tasked To Include Skill Acquisition in School Curriculum

World Youth Skills Day: FG Tasked To Include Skill Acquisition in...

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 »

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

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

As Muslims faithful celebrate this year’s Eid el Kabir, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has called on well... read more »

Eid-El-Kabir: Cleric Urges Nigerians to Live in Togetherness and Peace

Eid-El-Kabir: Cleric Urges Nigerians to Live in Togetherness and ...

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 »

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Mali

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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Buhari Congratulates Akeredolu Over Reelection

Buhari Congratulates Akeredolu Over Reelection

  President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for winning yesterday’s election and securing second term in office. The President, in a statement... read more »

Ondo 2020: OAU Vice-Chancellor Not Our Returning Officer - INEC

Ondo 2020: OAU Vice-Chancellor Not Our Returning Officer – ...

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday denied appointing the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the... read more »

Ondo2020: I Have no Doubt That Our Candidate is a Good Brand to Market- Buhari

Ondo2020: I Have no Doubt that Our Candidate is a Good Brand to M...

Ahead of Ondo State governorship election on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the All Progressive Congress (APC), candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu will be... read more »

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Niger Delta

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 affect me at all. So what does... read more »

Reps Accuse Akpabio of Distorted Testimony During NDDC Misappropr...

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... read more »

NDDC Defends Collapse of Acting MD, Pondei at Reps Hearing

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 doctors have warned him... read more »

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Nigeria

Ondo 2020: NSCDC Deploys Sniffer Dogs, 7,079 Personnel

Ondo 2020: NSCDC Deploys Sniffer Dogs, 7,079 Personnel

  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 7,079 personnel, sniffer dogs, alongside mobile surveillance vans to ensure security during the governorship... read more »

Ondo 2020: Credible Election Dependent on Peace, INEC Chief Says as Aspirants Sign Peace Accord

Ondo 2020: Credible Election Dependent on Peace, INEC Chief Says ...

Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, candidates of political parties expected to participate in the poll have signed a peace accord. The Peace Accord was signed in... read more »

Nigerian Youths Equipped to Thrive - Aisha Buhari

Nigerian Youths Equipped to Thrive – Aisha Buhari

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President has complemented the zeal and remarkable display of members of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) during the occasion of Nigeria’s... read more »

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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 Revenue Drop, Says Buhari

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... read more »

Two Nigerian Refineries Produce Zero Crude Despite ₦85.9 Billion Investment

Two Nigerian Refineries Produce Zero Crude Despite ₦85.9 Billion ...

A June report published by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that three refineries in Nigeria gulped ₦148 billion in 13 months but produced below 40,000... read more »

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

Petrol Price Increment: We Either Confront Government on the Stre...

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 Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)... read more »

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  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... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »

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Religion

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

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 social Media, Lauretta Onochie. In... read more »

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

Shagari’s Grandson Reacts to Kano Blasphemy Sentence, Asks Christ...

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 to interfere in Islamic... read more »

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 H...

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 »

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Safety

DSS Operative Shot Dead by NSCDC Official in Osun State

DSS Operative Shot Dead by NSCDC Official in Osun State

  An operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) named Seyi Adebowale was shot dead by an official of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), identified as Sunday... 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... read more »

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... read more »

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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... read more »

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

Any Fulani Herdsman Who Establishes Vigilante Group in Benue Will...

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 organization, Miyetti Allah... read more »

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

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

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, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa. The... read more »

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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 »

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 »

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UFC: Adesanya Challenges Cannonier After Beating Costa

UFC Champion Adesanya Challenges Cannonier After Beating Costa

Nigerian-born mixed martial artist, Israel Adesanya has challenged Jared Cannonier to a fight after beating Brazilian Paulo Costa to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)... read more »

NFF Constitutes Head of Coaching Crews of National Teams, Names Danjuma, Bosso, Olowookere

NFF Constitutes Head of Coaching Crews of National Teams, Names D...

 The Nigerian Football Federal has constituted new technical crews for a host of National teams. Among the nominees to head the teams are former U20 Boys coach, Isah Ladan Bosso,... 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... read more »

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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 »

If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would Not Accept Electricity Failure

If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would Not Accept E...

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 »

Nigeria: Nigeria’s former ICT Minister, Omobola Johnson Joins World Wide Web Foundation board

Nigeria: Nigeria’s former ICT Minister, Omobola Johnson Joins Wor...

After a 3-year tenure as an Honorary Chairperson of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) where she provided guidance and advocacy to help drive down internet costs, Dr. Omobola... read more »

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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 »

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 »

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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... read more »

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

Enugu Airport Fence Vandalism: FG Vows to Bring Perpetrator to Bo...

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

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

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Military Equipmen...

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... read more »

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

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 Nigeria in weeks, and not... 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 »

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... 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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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 Veteran Footballer, Yekini

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... read more »

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 »

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... read more »

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