Ondo Deputy Governor Issues 21 days Ultimatum to Akeredolu to Handover Power to him

Ondo Deputy Governor Issues 21 days Ultimatum to Akeredolu to Handover Powe...

Deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has charged the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who is battling COVID-19, to temporarily handover governance of the state to him in acting capacity pending his recovery from the disease. Akeredolu had personally confirmed his positive coronavirus status... read more »

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Borno

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 Thursday in Damasak, Borno State, killing civilians, among whom were a five-year-old child. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria,... read more »

Benue State Governor’s wife, Eunice Ortom, Her Son and Aids Test Positive to COVID-19

Benue State Governor’s wife, Eunice Ortom, Her Son and Aids Test Positive t...

The wife of Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue state, Mrs. Eunice Ortom has tested COVID-19 positive alongside her son and some of her aids. Mrs. Ortom made the revealed her status in a statement released on Friday night in Markudi which she personally signed. She said she is currently self-isolating,... read more »

Power Changes Hands in Ebonyi as Governor David Umahi Tests COVID-19 Positive, Hands Over to Deputy

Power Changes Hands in Ebonyi as Governor David Umahi Tests COVID-19 Positi...

Ebonyi state Governor David Umahi has revealed that he tested positive for dreaded COVID-19 as Nigeria nears 28,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. This was confirmed in a statement personally signed by Umahi on Saturday. Umahi disclosed that he tested positive alongside some of his close associates... read more »

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Domestic Flights Billed to Restart on July 8 in Nigeria as Country Relaxes Lockd...

The federal government of Nigeria has announced a July 8 resumption date for domestic flights in the country as it implements a further relaxation of the COVID-19 induced lockdown. The resumption of local flights comes at a time when the West African nation is... read more »

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Don’t Cry for Bola Ahmed Tinubu by Femi Aribisala

Will the Jagaban of Borgu ever learn? Unfortunately for him, he has taken a route without a plan B. The article reproduced here was written in 2015.  It predicted the comeuppance of Bola Tinubu in the APC.  I have decided to re-submit it for publication because... read more »

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COVID-19 Test in Lagos, Nigeria to Cost Between 40,000-50,400 As Government Appr...

The Lagos state government has incorporated private sector laboratories to commence COVID-19 tests. Residents would be required to pay between N40,000-N50,400 to be tested in the private labs. This was announced by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor... read more »

AFCON
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... read more »

AFCON: Gernot Rohr Names 23-Man Squad - Iheanacho, Ajayo Dropped

AFCON: Gernot Rohr Names 23-Man Squad – Iheanacho, Ajayo Dropped

The Super Eagles gaffer has announced his final team list for the biennial showpiece in Egypt last month Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi have been axed from Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after coach Gernot Rohr released his final 23-man list on Sunday. The two players were unused substitutes on Saturday as Zimbabwe... read more »

Africa
Flight Resumption in Nigeria; FAAN Issues Post COVID-19 Guidelines for Flight Operation

Flight Resumption in Nigeria; FAAN Issues Post COVID-19 Guideline...

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released new guidelines for travelers as the country plans to safely reopen its airspace and airports to local flights without risking the health... read more »

Dubai Police Extradites Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the US

Dubai Police Extradites Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the US

Fraud suspects Hushpuppi and Woodberry who were arrested in Dubai by Dubai police have been extradited to the United State (US) to answer for allegations of financial crimes. The Dubai police confirmed this in a tweet on Thursday, acknowledging the appreciation of the FBI for their good work. Ramon Igbalode popular known as Hushpuppi and... read more »

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in th...

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in the Street of Kigali

Rwanda will on Thursday commence a random COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and points of entry to ascertain the coronavirus situation in its largest... read more »

Nigerian President Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval for A...

Nigerian President Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval for Ambassadorial Nominees

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of 41 Non-Career & 1 Career Ambassadorial nominees by the senate. Buhari appointed a nominee... read more »

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle i...

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... read more »

Agriculture
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 and food insecurity being foisted upon... read more »

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

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 planting season. The apex bank said through its Twitter handle on Thursday that about one million farmers will be given loan to cultivate more than one million hectares of land to ensure... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

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

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... 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... read more »

Algeria
Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

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

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

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

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

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Biafran War b...

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 of one’s country, and I am – most of... read more »

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations by Ikechukwu Eluigwe

How sincere is he who, having an elephant before him, uses a dog to give an example of a very large animal? How sincere is he, who having a dolphin before him, uses a frog to give an example of an aquatic animal? How sincere is he, who having a lion before him, uses a pussy cat as an example of a fierce predator? There are examples we use to... read more »

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes L...

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in Austria

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

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in G...

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany

Former deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was shown in a video being manhandled by suspected IPOB members in Nuremburg Germany where he had gone... read more »

Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’...

Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa'ad and the Fulani Leaders by Oodua Group

The Sultan of Sokoto and Fulani Leader His Eminence Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad THE STATE OF THE NATION We write this letter to you considering your importance as... read more »

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

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to Preside...

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... read more »

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over Insecurity

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 on Tuesday had a closed-door meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. He assured the presidency of his administration’s commitment to tackle rising... 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 »

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 »

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

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

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

Breaking: APC Committee Disqualifies Governor Obaseki from Contesting Primary Election

Breaking: APC Committee Disqualifies Governor Obaseki from Contesting Primary Election

The screening committee set up by the All Progressive Congress (APC) has disqualified incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party’s forthcoming primary election. The chairman of the screening panel- Jonathan Ayuba disclosed this update during presentation of their report to the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole at the... read more »

BREAKING: Nigerian Socialite Hushpuppi Arrested in Duba...

BREAKING: Nigerian Socialite Hushpuppi Arrested in Dubai

News just broke that Nigerian-born socialite Hushpuppi has been arrested in Dubai on suspicion of fraud. Ray Hushpuppi was arrested alongside Woodberry by... read more »

Nigeria: DSS Invade Court while in Session to Rearrest ...

Nigeria: DSS Invade Court while in Session to Rearrest Sowore Despite Court Order (Video)

Officers of the Department of State Services today stormed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in an attempt to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Ju...

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech, Others to Fix Damaged Roads

…Rehabilitation Work Begins On Monday …Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various... read more »

Burkina Faso
Burundi
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... read more »

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza - Hero or Villain?

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza – Hero or Villain?

Deceased President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza was duly elected President on 26 August, 2005 at a time when the country was recovering from a decade long civil war which lasted from 1995-2005. His emergence was a popular choice among the Burundians. The Guardian reported that Nkurunziza’s death is COVID-19 related. In May, Burundi’s foreign... read more »

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

CBN’s Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 – Fraud o...

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 “Targeted Credit Facility for... 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 Reopening

Bar and pub operators in Ghana have continued to make appeals to the government to ease some restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic to allow them restart operations, the Ghana News Agency reports. West African country, Ghana has continued to enforce strict measures to curb the growing number of corona virus cases. Ghana had a surge in COVID-19... read more »

Sanwo-Olu assures Business Community on Investment Frie...

Sanwo-Olu assures Business Community on Investment Friendly Policies

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Olusola Sanwo-Olu has assured business community in the State of his administration’s commitment to engage and... read more »

If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would No...

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

12th February 2020 The simplest definitions for TECHNOLOGY on the internet are “Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical... read more »

LAGESC Displaces Street Traders, Hawkers in Iyana-Ipaja...

LAGESC displaces Street traders, hawkers in Iyana-Ipaja, Ikeja, Dopemu, Others

…Vows to ensure strict enforcement of law prohibiting street trading. Officers of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) have embarked... read more »

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

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

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal advice to the candidate of the Peoples... read more »

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

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 Tribunal in Abuja that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election. The... read more »

Celebration
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 (Antinubianism is racism specifically against... read more »

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 speaking on the reason for the continuous sales of the rice, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya affirmed that the products are... read more »

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

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

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

Eid el Kabir : Coleman’s MD Calls For Self Sacrif...

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

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

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... read more »

Child Abuse
Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domesti...

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

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

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 efforts to preserve and protect the rights of citizens of the State. Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, who declared her support while welcoming the Joint Legal Clinic team on a courtesy visit at the Lagos House,... read more »

China
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
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 socialite rose to limelight sometime in 2017... 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 »

Trial of Lamin Diack for Doping Allegation Billed for M...

Trial of Lamin Diack for Doping Allegation Billed for Monday

Former chief of IAAF Lamin Diack is set to be tried in Paris on Monday for alleged crime of corruption and money laundering related to a Russian doping... read more »

How Can General Buhari Succeed When He Is Surrounded by...

How Can General Buhari Succeed When He Is Surrounded by So Great a Cloud of Liars? by Reno Omokri

I watched Femi Adesina’s interview on Channels Television on Sunday January 26, 2020, and I felt sorry, very sorry for General Muhammadu Buhari. First, his... 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 »

Covid-19
Lagos Approves Seven Private Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

Lagos Approves Seven Private Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

The Lagos state government has approved seven private laboratories in the state to kick start COVID-19 testing and scale up testing capacity. Health ministry in Lagos disclosed that the ministry... 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 Progressive Congress (APC) was laid to rest in accordance with Islamic burial rites amid strict security measures at 10:05am at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan residence. There... read more »

Peter Okoye Infected Daughter, Wife and Two Domestic St...

Peter Okoye Infected Daughter, Wife and Two Domestic Staff with COVID-19

Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, reportedly infected his wife, Lola Omotayo; daughter, Aliona and two domestic staff with the deadly coronavirus. The singer... read more »

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Rwanda’s fight against coronavirus has been boasted by donation of face masks received from Turkey. The ministry of foreign affairs and international... read more »

Coronavirus: Governor Okowa Goes into Isolation as Daug...

Coronavirus: Governor Okowa’s Goes into Isolation as Daughter Tests Positive

There is coronavirus scare in the Delta state government house as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Nigeria has gone into isolation with his family... read more »

Crime
Rape in Nigeria: Police, NHRC, NAPTIP Advocate Accelerated Hearing Of Rape Cases

Rape in Nigeria: Police, NHRC, NAPTIP Advocate Accelerated Hearin...

A joint statement by the Police, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has called for accelerated hearing of rape cases... read more »

Fed Poly Ilaro Suspends SUG President Caught in Cult Activities

Fed Poly Ilaro Suspends SUG President Caught in Cult Activities

Ilaro Polytechnic Management  has suspended the Students Union, President, Adegboye Olatunji, who was arrested for engaging in cult activities. The young man was nabbed alongside another cult member, Olarewaju Taiwo, in the full regalia of the black axe cult during initiation of new members of the group. The duo were arrested following a tip... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Operatives Arrests 18 Suspected Internet ...

Nigeria: EFCC Operatives Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arrested 18 (Eighteen) suspected internet fraudsters in Alagbado area of Lagos State. The... read more »

Lagos Assembly Worries over Entry of Unchecked Foreign ...

Lagos Assembly Worries over Entry of Unchecked Foreign Nationals into the State

Lagos State House of Assembly has expressed dissatisfaction over the unchecked migration of foreign nationals into the State, expressing security concern and... read more »

Lagos State Donates Patrol Vehicles, Motorbikes to Secu...

Lagos State Donates Patrol Vehicles, Motorbikes to Security Operatives

… creating a security trust fund has worked well for the State, says Sanwo-Olu Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-stated his... read more »

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

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient ...

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... read more »

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

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 subsidies. Sudan’s capital Khartoum has been striving to revive its faltering economy. This latest attempt is aimed at improving the lot of the city and the country at large. Sudan has faced... read more »

Osun State Government Debunks Stopping Payment of Alloc...

Osun State Government Debunks Stopping Payment of Allocation to Local Government Accounts

The government of Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has debunked rumours that the state government has stopped direct payment of monthly allocations to the... read more »

CAF Disburses CFA120 million to Member States Amid COVI...

CAF Disburses CFA120 million to Member States Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

African football governing body has followed the footsteps of FIFA in disbursing funds to member states to assist in the fight against Corona virus. CAF issued... read more »

Liberia Set to Reopen Airport and Hotels in Two Weeks

Liberia Set to Reopen Airport and Hotels in Two Weeks

International airport and hotels in Liberia are billed to reopen on June 21, 2020. The decision was disclosed by President George Manneh Weah who says the... read more »

Education
School Reopening in Nigeria: Federal Government Submits School Proposal to National Assembly

School Reopening in Nigeria: Federal Government Submits School Pr...

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education has forwarded a detailed proposal to the National Assembly on its plan for resumption of schools across Nigeria. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the... read more »

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

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 country. Teen pregnancy has surged in the five months period of lockdown imposed in the country as measure to check the spread of fatal corona virus disease. A Health Information Survey conducted... 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 »

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... read more »

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked Over Plans to Buy ...

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked Over Plans to Buy Sweets for Bitter COVID-organics

Madagascar has sacked her Education Minister Rijasoa Andriamanana for planning to buy sweets for school children who consume the country’s... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

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

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 single point. Salah opened scoring in the 22nd minute while the Saudi’s leveled scores in the 6th minute of the first half additional time. They scored two goals and conceded 6, with... 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 »

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... read more »

Employment
Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of 'Hellish Traffic'

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because...

On 2nd August 2019, CNN published an article describing the state of traffic in Lagos, Nigeria and how that it was causing employees to burn out. A few months after that publication, things appear to... read more »

Lagos Govt. to Create One-Stop Shop for Filmmakers

Lagos Govt. to Create One-Stop Shop for Filmmakers

As part of efforts to boost the film and entertainment industry, the Lagos State government is set to create a one-stop-shop of conceptualisation to finality for filmmakers in the State. The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Shuli Adebolu, disclosed this at the graduation ceremony of the Pioneer MultiChoice Talent... read more »

We’ll Recruit Teachers to Maximise Quality Training ...

We’ll Recruit Teachers to Maximise Quality Training - Sanwo-Olu

…Commissions 110-Bed Maternity Home, School in Ajah Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday disclosed that the State would be hiring trained... read more »

Lagos Flags Off Skills Acquisition Program To Train 10,...

Lagos Flags Off Skills Acquisition Program To Train 10,000 Girls In Furniture Upholstery

…Reiterates Sanwo-Olu’s Commitment To Empower Women, Youths The Lagos State Government on Thursday reiterated the unwavering commitment of the... read more »

Lagos Govt Debunks Media Reports on Abolition of Wealth...

Lagos Govt Debunks Media Reports on Abolition of Wealth Creation Ministry

The Lagos State Government has denounced a report in a section of the media alleging that the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has abolished the Ministry of... read more »

Entertainment
Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

Nigerian super star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, professionally known as Burna Boy, has won a second consecutive BET: Best International Act award. Burna Boy was announced the winner in the early... 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 »

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 »

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development ̵...

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... 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 »

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 by the... 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 of Land Use, others

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, which was dated February 10, 2020, indicated that the affected plots of land were revoked for overriding public interest and for the use of the State... read more »

Lagos Commences Rapid Waste Recycling, as Sanwo-Olu Lau...

Lagos Commences Rapid Waste Recycling, as Sanwo-Olu Launches Initiative

Lagos State Government on Thursday introduced a new culture of waste disposal and management with the launch of Blue Box Initiative aimed at achieving greener... read more »

Two BRT Buses Involved in a Head-on Collision

Two BRT Buses Involved in a Head-on Collision

Two BRT buses were involved in a head-on collision on Monday at Asolo, Ikorodu road in Lagos while trying to avoid knocking down  Okada riders who were... read more »

Lagos to Boost Capacity of PSP Waste Operators to Procu...

Lagos to Boost Capacity of PSP Waste Operators to Procure Equipment, Says Bello

Lagos State Government on Monday emphasized its readiness to boost the capacity of Private Sector Participation (PSP) waste operators in the state through the... read more »

Fashion
Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

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 stylish traditional outfit that is... read more »

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

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 pre-orders. People were seen queuing up outside Nike’s store in London in a bid to get the kit which sold for £64.95 (about N32,000). The Nigerian kit appears to have won them new... read more »

Features
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 audience expect? The angel has fallen, 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 top ten longest serving national leaders in the world. It is however not surprising that up till this moment the continent parades the longest serving President in the world – Paul... read more »

Finance
Nigeria’s Impending Debt Default: A looming African Disaster

Nigeria’s Impending Debt Default: A looming African Disaster

In 2018, a BusinessDay editorial sounded the alarm about the prodigious growth of Nigeria’s debt profile at a time when government revenues were either flat or shrinking. In a response very typical... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Arraigns Atiku’s Son-in-law, Lawyer for $2. 14Million Fraud

Nigeria: EFCC Arraigns Atiku’s Son-in-law, Lawyer for $2. 14Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office on Wednesday arraigned one Abdullahi Babalele before Justice Iniekenimi Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a two-count charge, bordering on money laundering to the tune of $140, 000. In a similar development, the EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office,... read more »

No Account of Mine Has 9.9BN, I Served with Integrity &...

No Account of Mine Has 9.9BN, I Served with Integrity - Ambode

The former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday cleared the air over a statement attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests Youth Corps member, NAU Graduate ...

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests Youth Corps member, NAU Graduate for Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested the duo of Ademola Babajide Adeniyi, a serving youth corps member, and... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests Man for Alleged N150m Money Laund...

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests Man for Alleged N150m Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested one Nelson Emuobosa Omo-Ode, for alleged money laundering. Omo-Ode, a 32,... read more »

Fitness and Wellbeing
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... read more »

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

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Because He Can WORK, Not Because He Can WALK – Reno Omokri

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 for a second term having trekked for 800 meters yesterday. In a series of tweets, Reno said that since he jogs 5 miles daily, he was clearly better suited for the job. He statement read... read more »

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

Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents with Absurd ...

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 package targeted at about 200, 000 homes.... read more »

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

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

…. State to extend meals to primary six   Kwara is joining the national home grown school feeding programme to tackle school age malnutrition, boost school enrolment, and strengthen local economy through wealth redistribution, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday.   AbdulRazaq said the statistics of stunted and wasted... read more »

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

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

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

Lagos State Destroys Seized Toxic ‘Ponmo’

Lagos State Destroys Seized Toxic 'Ponmo'

The Lagos State Government on Thursday destroyed a truckload of toxic “ponmo” which was seized a few days ago at Ijegun by the Igando/Ikotun Police... read more »

Nigeria: Osinbajo is a Liar – Reno Omokri

Nigeria: Osinbajo is a Liar - Reno Omokri

Former assistant former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has taken to his Twitter account to call out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, calling him an... read more »

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

Position of Northern Elder’s Forum, a Mere Irritant and Fea...

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 and featherweight.” This statement... read more »

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

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 daily loss of lives. In his statement, Abdullahi noted among other things that the North had never had a security problem this bad and that all the President did was issue threats and... read more »

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

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

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari &...

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

Mr. President, many believe that you cannot read and those that believe that you can claim that you cannot go beyond three lines. They say outside of that you... read more »

We Shall Not Bow – Femi Fani-Kayode

We Shall Not Bow - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

Gabon
Ghana
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 he termed... read more »

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

University of Ghana Student Has Created the World’s First PedPaper

The non-profit startup Liars & Phonies is NOT a digital newspaper. Instead, it is a “pedpaper” that publishes op-eds, especially those focused on how democracy, human rights and freedoms have been violated in different countries or how political structures can be made more efficient.  It is releasing daily op-eds on its website, a classic... read more »

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhar...

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian... read more »

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

The government of Ghana has issued an alert, warning members of the public on the possible outbreak of Lassa fever. Ghana Health Services (GHS) also cautioned... 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 »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Community is Superior

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Communit...

….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 Wednesday in an interview with the Atlantic... read more »

Remembering the Apo6; 15 Years After by Charles Ogbu

Remembering the Apo6; 15 Years After by Charles Ogbu

Today makes it 15 years since 5 Igbo traders along with their female friend were brutally murdered by men of the Nigerian Police Force led by then Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Danjuma Ibrahim at a police checkpoint in Gimbiya street, area 11, Garriki, Abuja because the female victim turned down the romantic overtures of the senior Police... read more »

George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continue...

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

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... read more »

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of ...

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... read more »

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

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

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

Inspirational
Judiciary
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 Afte...

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... read more »

Sanwo-Olu bids Justice Bulkachuwa Farewell, as Appeal Court President Retires

Sanwo-Olu Bids Justice Bulkachuwa Farewell, as Appeal Court President Retires

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration will not deviate from the tenet of constitutional democracy, promising that actions of the State Government under his watch will be kept within the ambit of the law. He said his Government’s faith in the judicial system remained unshakable, adding that Lagos had been a... read more »

Imo Assembly: Defectors Have Lost Their Seats – P...

Imo Assembly: Defectors Have Lost Their Seats - PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received reports that some members of the Imo state House of Assembly elected on the platform... read more »

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Ne...

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Portends a Grave Danger to Security and Stability

By Majeed Dahiru The rise to power of President Muhammadu in 2015 birthed a far right political culture that sparked off a wave of ethno-geographic and... read more »

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi ...

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

What we now have is a government overtaken by paranoia. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against the government of President Muhammadu... read more »

Justice
Senator Melaye Heads to Appeal Court, Says "I Never Expected Victory at this Level but Will Laugh Last

Senator Melaye Heads to Appeal Court, Says “I Never Expecte...

Dino Melaye the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi west senatorial district election held in November 16, 2020 has expressed his resolve to appeal tribunal verdict. Melaye... read more »

Amotekun is a Battle Won in the Federalism War - Afenifere

Amotekun is a Battle Won in the Federalism War – Afenifere

The General Assembly of Afenifere held today at the Àkúrẹ́ home of the Leader, Chief R.F Fasoranti OFR. After exhaustive deliberations on the state of the country, the following communique was adopted: 1, Who killed Funke Olakunrin?: Meeting expressed its disgust with the Nigerian Police Force that almost 7 months after the murder  of our... read more »

Junaid Mohammed’s Echo Chamber and the Amotekun Civil W...

Junaid Mohammed’s Echo Chamber and the Amotekun Civil War - Reno Omokri

Recently, the firebrand ex Second Republic member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, warned or threatened that Nigeria may experience... 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... read more »

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Rep...

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Attacks on Foreigners

….we’ll deal with troublemakers, Gov vows Lagos State Governor has vowed to deal with troublemakers exploiting the ongoing xenophobic attacks on... read more »

Kenya
Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

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 victims of corona virus to be buried not more... read more »

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 took office last year. The first meeting, with Nigeria’s ailing 75-year-old Muhammadu Buhari in April, ended with the US president telling aides he never... read more »

Lagos News
An Open Letter to Jagaban by Femi Fani-Kayode

An Open Letter to Jagaban by Femi Fani-Kayode

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

Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Rolls Out First Phase of Economic Stimulus for Residents, Targets 200,000 Residents

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society to cushion the effect of Coronavirus.   The stimulus, which comes in food packs, to be distributed to every local government in the State is aimed at cushioning the effect of the fourteen days stay-at-home... read more »

Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – He...

Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – Health Commissioner

  Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks if... read more »

COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice ‘Social Distan...

COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice 'Social Distancing' - Lagos Govt

  Lagos State Government has urged residents to reduce all forms of public and social gatherings as part of the preventive measure to curtail the spread... read more »

Breaking: Lagos Assembly Removes Deputy Majority Leader...

Breaking: Lagos Assembly Removes Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Suspends Two Others

  Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday suspended two of its principal officers including the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Rotimi Abiru and the Deputy... read more »

Legislature

Breaking: Kaduna House of Assembly impeaches Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna state House of assembly has been impeached. Deputy Speaker, Hon. Mukhtar Isa Hazo, was ousted by 24 members of the House on Thursday afternoon. Sources say his... read more »

Senator Abaribe's Call on President Buhari to Resign is Foolish - Presidency

Senator Abaribe’s Call on President Buhari to Resign is Foolish – Presidency

President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit. That call does not represent the opinion of the country. This is the opinion of an arm chair critic, known for making stray comments. If a leader like President Buhari needs to resign, there are millions... read more »

PDP Loses Out as Tribunal Upholds Reps Member, Jimoh...

PDP Loses Out as Tribunal Upholds Reps Member, Jimoh's Victory

The national and state Houses of Assembly petition tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday, struck out the petition filed by the PDP and Tajudeen Jaiyeola... read more »

Tribunal Sacks Osun PDP House of Reps Member

Tribunal Sacks Osun PDP House of Reps Member

“Delay will only sweeten the taste of victory – Reps Member reacted The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, on Monday, has nullified the... read more »

Lagos Assembly Moves Against Ambode, Begins Probe Of N4...

Lagos Assembly Moves Against Ambode, Begins Probe Of N45bn Buses

The Lagos State House Assembly on Tuesday has set-up a committee to investigate the purchase of 820 buses by the administration of former governor Akinwunmi... read more »

Life
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, it will come, be around for a while and... 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 School Curriculum

In a bid to encourage entrepreneurship and improve country’s economy, the federal and state governments have been urged to accommodate skills acquisition in the school curriculum. Mrs Alaba Ehindero, Executive Director, Zion Care Life & Family Impact Foundation (ZIONCLIFF) in an interview with AFRICAN NEWS TODAY opined governments should... read more »

Breaking News: Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

Breaking News: Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

Nigeria’s second republic President Alhaji Shehu Shagari has died at the age of 93. Shagari passed on this morning at the National Hospital Abuja after a... read more »

Nigeria: Ras Kimono’s Wife Dies Three Months After His ...

Nigeria: Ras Kimono’s Wife Dies Three Months After His Death

Efemena Okedi, the wife of late Raggae artiste, Chux Ohai, aka Ras Kimono, is dead. The death of the 42-year-old is coming three weeks after her husband was... read more »

A Tribute to My Namesake – Senator John Sidney McCain I...

A Tribute to My Namesake – Senator John Sidney McCain III.

“Who is that?” He asked with feigned shock etched vividly on his face. “That White Man over there!” she said pointing at me. I looked up from my desk... read more »

Lifestyle
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 you not a Nigerian?”, in the face... read more »

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 Nigerians

As Muslims faithful celebrate this year’s Eid el Kabir, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has called on well meaning Nigerians to share with the needy. He stated this in a statement made available by his media office to felicitate with Muslims faithful on Eid al Adha... read more »

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

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

A renowned Ibadan based Islamic Cleric, Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke on Friday  urged Nigerians to live in togetherness and peace as exemplified by Prophet... read more »

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum E...

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainment

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured lagosians, fun lovers, tourists and religious faithful that all the various Parks and Beaches across... read more »

Eid-el- Kabir: LAWMA Urges Lagosians on Proper Waste Di...

Eid-el- Kabir: LAWMA Urges Lagosians on Proper Waste Disposal

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Wednesday urged  residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes during and after the forth-coming... read more »

Magazine
Opinion: The White Man's Ice Cream Is Better than the Black Man's - A Preference for All Things Foreign

Opinion: The White Man’s Ice Cream Is Better than the Black...

26th September 2019 This is a worldwide phenomenon. Black people seem happiest when we give over our money to someone who is not from our own community. I will give an illustration from an article by... read more »

Nigeria: Atiku Lost Our Support Because He Promised Restructuring - Arewa Consultative Forum

Nigeria: Atiku Lost Our Support Because He Promised Restructuring – Arewa Consultative Forum

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has stated that it did not support Atiku because he promised to restructure Nigeria. This revelation among others were revealed when Punch’s reporter Godwin Isenyo interviewed Anthony Sani, the group’s Secretary-General. Below is a transcript of the interview: What is your view on the just concluded... read more »

Mali
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 leaders in Mali... 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 Elekwachi

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 piece of land.  The project will be initially replicated in 12 States with six (6) of such colonies to be constructed in each State. What is RUGA aka Cattle... read more »

Morocco
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... 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 sufficient to seal the win for the Portuguese and a ticket home for the Moroccans. After the match, the Moroccan coach said “We qualified for a World Cup after 20 years and we’ve... read more »

Music
News
Northern Governors Forum Mourn Abiola Ajimobi

Northern Governors Forum Mourn Abiola Ajimobi

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed grief over the demise of former Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Ajimobi who until yesterday, briefly served as the Acting National Chairman of the... read more »

Giadom and Ajimobi: Who Wins the Soul of APC as Party Gears Up for 2023 Elections?

Giadom and Ajimobi: Who Wins the Soul of APC as Party Gears Up for 2023 Elections?

A popular axiom has it that the only thing which is constant in life is change itself. The current happenings in the Nigerian political landscape have been thrilling and thought provoking. The gimmicks and intrigues could be presumed to be connected to 2023 elections. Ever since the June 16 appeal court ruling which upheld the March 4 judgement... read more »

Ondo State Tussle: Governor Akeredolu Sacks all Aids of...

Ondo State Tussle: Governor Akeredolu Sacks all Aids of Deputy, Ajayi as Pre-election Battle Continues

Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has dismissed all the aides attached to his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi as speculations over an imminent impeachment of the... read more »

APC Crisis: President Buhari Meets APC Governors in the...

APC Crisis: President Buhari Meets APC Governors in the Villa

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has setup a meeting with governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to discuss... 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 »

Nigeria
Electricity Calamity and the Sham 1999 Nigeria Constitution

Electricity Calamity and the Sham 1999 Nigeria Constitution

1st July 2020 There are several ways of generating electricity such as using: Gas – Nigeria has it. Fossil fuel – Nigeria has it. Coal – Nigeria has it. Biomass – Nigeria has it. Wind ­–... read more »

Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Named Best Ligue 1 African Footballer of the Year in France

Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Named Best Ligue 1 African Footballer of the Year in France

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who plays for Ligue 1 side, Lille has won the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize. The prolific striker who is mourning the death of his father contested the prize with fellow Nigerian Simon Moses (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye... read more »

Ighalo a Natural Goal Scorer and Poacher – Man United M...

Ighalo a Natural Goal Scorer and Poacher – Man United Manager, Solskjaer

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has earned commendation from his Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following his superb performance which earned... read more »

Nigerian Forward, Alex Iwobi Inspires Everton to a Prem...

Nigerian Forward, Alex Iwobi Inspires Everton to a Premier League Win at Carrow Road

Nigerian international Alex Iwobi was in sublime form as Premiership side Everton overcame relegation threatened Norwich City at Carrow road on... read more »

Nigerian Football Federations Clarifies Status of NPFL ...

Nigerian Football Federations Clarifies Status of NPFL Season

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has debunked reports making the rounds that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has been cancelled. The... read more »

Opinion
1999 Nigeria Constitution – Bin it to Rescue Nigeria

1999 Nigeria Constitution – Bin it to Rescue Nigeria

16th June 2020   In the matter of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution the Nigerian way of doing things is unlikely to favour anybody. That is the way of BYPASSING problems, rather than facing them... read more »

Opinion: Government of the Oligarchs, by their Minions, for the Oligarchs by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Opinion: Government of the Oligarchs, by their Minions, for the Oligarchs by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Since May 29, 2019, myself and millions of other concerned Lagosians have been urging Governor Jide Sanwoolu to fix the frankly disgusting roads in Lagos. He responded by initiating a shambolic exercise he quaintly calls “palliative measures”, which essentially consist in a scattering of rough granite stones on damaged portions of... read more »

Opinion: Okada and Keke Ban – Transport for Lagos...

Opinion: Okada and Keke Ban - Transport for Lagos by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Sometime last month, The Lagos State Government announced a partial ban on ALL operators of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some named parts of Lagos... read more »

Opinion: A Clarion Call for “CAN” to be Banned in Niger...

Opinion: A Clarion Call for “CAN” to be Banned in Nigeria by Ibrahim Jalo Jalingo

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN is becoming a threat to peaceful coexistence of Nigeria as an indivisible sovereign country. The Christian body... read more »

Opinion: The Public Discourse Over Amotekun – Bol...

Opinion: The Public Discourse Over Amotekun - Bola Ahmed Tinubu

This issue has dominated recent discourse and media headlines. Distilled to its basics, it concerns how best state governments can assist with the safety and... read more »

Petroleum
Sanwo-Olu Visits Ijegun Fire Survivors, Warns Pipeline Vandals

Sanwo-Olu Visits Ijegun Fire Survivors, Warns Pipeline Vandals

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

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

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

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas John as the acting alternate chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, bringing to an end the tenure of the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu. NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, who announced this in Abuja, stated... read more »

Photos
Politics
Update: Oshiomhole’s Suspension Lifted by Edo APC Ward Executives

Update: Oshiomhole’s Suspension Lifted by Edo APC Ward Executives...

The suspension of Adams Oshiomhole by the All Progressive Congress (APC) at his ward has been lifted. It was lifted by seventeen out of 27 members of the Ward 10, Etsako West Local Government Area, ... read more »

Ousted APC National Chairman- Adams Oshiomhole Accepts Court Judgement in Good Faith

Ousted APC National Chairman- Adams Oshiomhole Accepts Court Judgement in Good Faith

Ousted National Chairman of the All Progressive congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has expressed his lack of animosity over the Appeal Court ruling that removed him as the ruling party’s leader. Oshiomhole has said he accepts the judgement in food faith and will seek the advice of his lawyer on the next action to be taken. According to him, “All... read more »

APC Crisis: Victor Giadom Emerges Parallel Acting Natio...

APC Crisis: Victor Giadom Emerges Parallel Acting National Chairman

Oluwole Afolabi counsel to Victor Giadom, Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has declared him as the legitimate Acting National... 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 »

Oshiomhole, the New god of Edo Politics

Oshiomhole, the New god of Edo Politics

There have been interesting intrigues emanating from Edo state, Nigeria as the state prepares for its forthcoming governorship election slated for 19... read more »

Press Statement
Democracy Day 2020: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Full Address to Nigerians

Democracy Day 2020: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Full Address to ...

“Nigeria has risen by 25 places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking from 146th to 131st and is now rated as one of the top ten reforming countries.” Fellow Nigerians, The 2020... read more »

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cameron

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cameron

Following the claims that former prime Minister of England, David Cameron made in his book regarding former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, former President Goodluck Jonathan has released a statement as follows: “I read the comments by former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in his new book, For the Record, in which... read more »

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

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

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

Police Killing: Where is the “Rescued” Notorious Kidnap...

Police Killing: Where is the “Rescued” Notorious Kidnapper? Police to Nigerian Army

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the Press Release by the Nigerian Army dated 07 August, 2019, seeking to justify the unprovoked and... read more »

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusala...

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

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... read more »

Real Estate
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... read more »

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Designs

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 their environment. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola gave the warning on Monday during a meeting with the representatives of the Residents... read more »

Religion
Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army Flag

Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army F...

Recently, a lawyer sued the Federal Government on the issue of Arabic inscriptions on our currency and on the Nigerian Army’s logo. The fellow, Malcolm Omirhobo, wants the Federal High Court to... read more »

Nigeria: I will be President After Buhari - Pastor Tunde Bakare

Nigeria: I will be President After Buhari – Pastor Tunde Bakare

One time Vice Presidential candidate under President Muhammadu Buhari and Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, a church in Lagos, Nigeria has caused some furor by declaring that he had been ordained to be the next President after President Buhari’s tenure elapses. He said this while addressing the congregation at his Church at Ikeja. In... read more »

Osun Govt Declares Friday, August 30 as Public Holiday ...

Osun Govt Declares Friday, August 30 as Public Holiday for Islamic New Year

Osun State Government on Thursday declared tomorrow, Friday, 30th August, 2019 public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra 1441 AH. The Hijrah... read more »

Eid-el-Kabir: Do Gods Will, Pray For Your Leaders ̵...

Eid-el-Kabir: Do Gods Will, Pray For Your Leaders - Obasa

Lagos Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has charged Nigerians to constantly submit to the will of God and pray for his guidance and divine direction in giving... read more »

Eid al-Adha: Sanwo-Olu Urges Muslims to Emulates Prophe...

Eid al-Adha: Sanwo-Olu Urges Muslims to Emulates Prophet's Lessons, Sacrifice

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerians to emulate the lessons of sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim and work for the progress and... read more »

Safety
Opinion: Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn As a Game Changer For 2023 by Reno Omokri

Opinion: Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn As a Game Changer For 2023 by Reno Omokri...

A lot has been written about the introduction of the region wide security outfit for the Southwest, known as Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn. Much of it is built around emotions. And as my readers may have noticed,... read more »

BRT Bus Accident: LASG Arraigns Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

BRT Bus Accident: LASG Arraigns Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

The Lagos State Government, through the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ministry of Justice on Friday arraigned the Dangote cement truck driver who was involved in the road accident that led to the death of four persons in Ikorodu. This contained in release by the Ministry  stated that the accused person, Mr. Sheriff Adebayo, was... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens ...

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Reprisal Attacks

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations, Senator (Dr.) Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru has... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Re...

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) on Tuesday called on the United Nations, African Union Commission, Diplomatic Peace Organization, African... read more »

Ogun Govt Distributes Relief Materials to Flood Victim...

Ogun Govt Distributes Relief Materials to Flood Victims

Ogun State government has distributed relief materials to victims of flood disaster caused by torrential rainfall in Opako-Adigbe, Abeokuta. Speaking during... read more »

Security
Security: Katsina Communities Again Raided by Bandits

Security: Katsina Communities Again Raided by Bandits

Kasidau, Maigora and many nearby settlements in Katsina state have been attached by bandits in the late hours of Tuesday, 9 June, 2020. Information said sporadic shots were fired, people scampered... read more »

IGP, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

IGP, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

… To Run As State-Led Effort, Not Regional Initiative’   The Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun on Thursday has finally been adopted by Governors of all states in the Southwest and the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The Security Meeting On Community Policing which was sponsored by Lagos State held at... read more »

Ogun State Govt Approves Amotekun Bill Proposal

Ogun State Govt Approves Amotekun Bill Proposal

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency. The approval was given at the State... read more »

Amotekun: Oyo Exco Council Approves Bill, Transmits to ...

Amotekun: Oyo Exco Council Approves Bill, Transmits to State Assembly

Oyo state Executive Council has approved the Oyo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corp Bill 2020 for onward transmission to the state house of... read more »

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business ̵...

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business - Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged the Federal government to fix the Lagos – Badagry road, saying such move will boost the... 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 »

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 Saturday. The Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, reported 4,966 addition to existing cases just in the last 24 hours, marking the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since the index case in... 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 »

South Africa: Girl School’s Naked Cultural Perfor...

South Africa: Girl School's Naked Cultural Performance Sparks Outrage

A video of some school girls performing at a competition wearing very skimpy outfits, has sparked serious outrage. The outfit which leaves the breasts and... read more »

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect.. The BBC reports that Zuma made the announcement in a televised... read more »

Sport
Nigerian Duo- Ndidi and Iheanacho Commended by Brendan Rodgers for Fine Outing Against Watford

Nigerian Duo- Ndidi and Iheanacho Commended by Brendan Rodgers fo...

Leicester city manager Brendan Rodgers has commended the character and performance of Nigerian players- Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and the rest of the team in their draw with Watford at the... read more »

Former Eagles Player, Sylvanus Okpala asks NFF to Allow Eagles Handler, Rohr, Operate Freely

Former Eagles Player, Sylvanus Okpala asks NFF to Allow Eagles Handler, Rohr, Operate Freely

Ex Super Eagles of Nigeria player Sylvanus Okpala has requested more freedom for Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr to make decisions and continue building a team to conquer the sporting world. Okpala in a chat with the media asked the Nigerian football Federation (NFF) to accord the Franco-German technical adviser of the eagles the needed liberty... read more »

Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen Excused from Lille’s Pr...

Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen Excused from Lille’s Pre-season

Prolific Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen who plies his trade in France has been granted compassionate leave from the club’s pre-season. This... read more »

African Football Federations Shortlist Clubs to Partake...

African Football Federations Shortlist Clubs to Partake in Covid-19 Fund Raising Competition by FIFA

World football governing body – FIFA plans to raise funds to combat corona virus through a competition among continental Confederations when clubs are... read more »

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

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

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

Sudan
Tanzania
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... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Head Coach

Former Nigerian international and former assistant coach of Nigeria’s victorious 2013 U-17 side Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed the head coach of the Tanzanian National teams. Announcing the appointment, president of the Tanzania Football Federation, Wallace Karia said that Amuneke will not just oversea the senior team but will also work... read more »

Terrorism
Opinion: Buhari's Misguided Invitation of Shiites to Terrorism by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Buhari’s Misguided Invitation of Shiites to Terror...

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 Nigeria (IMN)... read more »

Nigeria: Government Outlawed Criminality of IMN, not Freedom of Worship - Presidency

Nigeria: Government Outlawed Criminality of IMN, not Freedom of Worship – Presidency

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 religion, instead it was to discourage wanton violence, murder and willful destruction of public and private property. The Presidency explains that contrary to... read more »

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum – A People in S...

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... read more »

Nigeria: Court Grants FG’s Request to Declare Shi...

Nigeria: Court Grants FG's Request to Declare Shiite Terrorists

With several clashes between the Nigerian Police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), aka Shiites, that led to the death of Usman Umar, Deputy... read more »

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah and Fulani Herdsmen Commence Vig...

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah and Fulani Herdsmen Commence Vigilante Operations In Yorubaland

In a shocking development, a Miyetti Allah vigilante group has been spotted operating in Ondo state, Nigeria. This revelation was made by one Kayode Ajulo, a... read more »

Transportation
Enforcement of Ban on Okada and Tricycle Operations in Lagos Island Commences

Enforcement of Ban on Okada and Tricycle Operations in Lagos Isla...

The Lagos State Government on Monday commenced the enforcement of the ban on Okada and Tricycle operations within the Lagos Central Business District in accordance with Section 3 of the Lagos Road... read more »

New Policies on Okada to be Announced Soon – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has said that new policies that will regulate the operations of Okada in the state are underway. The Governor made this revelation on Friday while giving an account of his stewardship in the first 100 days in office at De Blue Roof of Lagos Television in Agidingbi, Ikeja. The event, which... read more »

Ondo State Officially Bans Okada Riders on Ore Expressw...

Ondo State Officially Bans Okada Riders on Ore Expressway

The Ondo State Government on Thursday officially ban the operations of commercial motorcycles, popularly called `Okada’ on the Ore Expressway following the... read more »

Ogun State Govt. Commences Sango/Agbado/Oke Aro-Ojodu A...

Ogun State Govt. Commences Sango/Agbado/Oke Aro-Ojodu Abiodun Road Projects

The Ogun state governnor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commenced extensive palliative measures on the 32Km Sango ,/Agbado/Oke Aro -Ojodu Abiodun road. The... read more »

Badagry Expressway : Lagos Govt Commences Demolition of...

Badagry Expressway : Lagos Govt Commences Demolition of Shanties

The Lagos State government taskforce on Tuesday commenced the demolition of shanties along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway after the expiration of 7-days... read more »

Tunisia
World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

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

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

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

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

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

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

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG's Speech?

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG’s Speech?

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

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

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

OLUSAYO ADELEYE is a lawyer, Public Speaker, Personal Development and Leadership Trainer and Coach and the Executive Director, STAND FOUNDATION. She was called to bar on 4th July, 2003 but never... read more »

GENCED, NED Trains Young Women on Political Leadership

GENCED, NED Trains Young Women on Political Leadership

The Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCED) collaborated National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA on Wednesday trained young Women aspirants contesting for seats in Ghana’s upcoming 2020 general election on political leadership and public life. The 3 Days training organised by GenCED entitled “Young Women Political... read more »

Lagos Sports Summer Camp Holds from August 31

Lagos Sports Summer Camp Holds from August 31

The Lagos State maiden multi-sports camp for children between ages 9 and 16, tagged “Lagos Sports Summer Camp”, will kick-off at the Teslim Balogun... read more »

National Youth Games: LSSC Conducts Screening for Athle...

National Youth Games: LSSC Conducts Screening for Athletes

The Lagos State Sports Commission, LSSC, has conducted screening for all Athletes who will represent the State at the forthcoming Fifth National Youth Games... read more »

Over 25,000 Candidates Register on Ogun State’s J...

Over 25,000 Candidates Register on Ogun State Job Portal

The Ogun State government  has said over 25,000 unemployed youths have registered with the state Job Portal opened last week Thursday. Mr Mr Lekan Olude,... read more »

Zimbabwe
Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National Security Council at Munhumutapa... 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 impressive with long queues of enthusiastic voters seen at different polling stations. A total of about 5,635,706 registered for the elections with about 43.5% of these being under 35... read more »

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Update: COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Nigeria Rise to 13,464

Update: COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Nigeria Rise to 13,464

Latest update published by the Nigerian centre for Disease for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Nigeria has recorded fresh 663 cases of coronavirus. It brings the total number of cases in... read more »

Buhari, Dumbest Person in Nigeria – Imam of Peace

Imam Tawhidi, a social influencer and Muslim cleric popularly known on Twitter as, Imam of Peace, has described Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari as the dumbest person in Nigeria.... read more »

Osun Govt Urges Journalists on Professionalism

Osun Govt Urges Journalists on Professionalism

  Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has urged members of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ) to ceaselessly embrace the concept of responsible, investigative and developmental... read more »

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

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

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 »

Osun Gov Seeks Private Partnership to Revamp Agric Sector

Osun Gov Seeks Private Partnership to Revamp Agric Sector

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to partner private sector to revive the agriculture sector in the state. He said on Monday during a... read more »

Kwara State to Partner AfDB on Infrastructure Devt., Women Empowerment

Kwara State to Partner AfDB on Infrastructure Devt., Women Empowe...

Kwara State Government has opened talks with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on various areas of partnership, including road construction, small and medium scale enterprises with focus... read more »

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Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah - Fani-Kayode

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah – Fani-Kayode

“If it is Fulani today, yesterday it was the Igbos”- Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. I have immense respect for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah but to compare the situation of the Fulani in... read more »

Biafra: Justice Binta Orders the Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Trial for Treason Charges to Continue

Biafra: Justice Binta Orders the Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Trial for...

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and directed that his trial on charges... read more »

Nigeria: Kaduna State Commissioner Calls Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu o...

A commissioner commissioner of Women Affairs & Social Development in Kaduna State, Hafsat M Baba, has referred to Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu as a Biafra-apologist. In a tweet that has... read more »

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Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Protest as EFCC Allegedly Raids Ambode’s House in Epe

Protest as EFCC Allegedly Raids Ambode’s House in Epe

Epe Residents in Lagos State on Tuesday protested as EFCC operatives raided the house of the former Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, has confirmed the... read more »

Nigeria: Fashola, Ngige, Keyamo Make Buhari's Ministerial List

Nigeria: Fashola, Ngige, Keyamo Make Buhari’s Ministerial L...

Nigerians’ wait for ministerial appointment may be at an end as the President has forwarded the list of his ministers to the National Assembly for confirmation. This was confirmed... read more »

Breaking News: Buhari Seeks to Confirm Tanko as CJN, Urges Quick Confirmation by Senate

Breaking News: Buhari Seeks to Confirm Tanko as CJN, Urges Quick ...

Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council that Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad be confirmed as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has... read more »

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Poor Procurement Processes, Corruption Causes Educational Deficit in Lagos, Says Banwo

Poor Procurement Processes, Corruption Causes Educational Deficit in Lagos, Says Banwo

A consultant, Mr Kolawole Banwo has said facilities in Lagos schools remained dilapidated as a result of poor procurement processes and corrupt contracting of educational projects. He made... read more »

APC: Corruption Incorporated by Femi Aribisala.

APC: Corruption Incorporated by Femi Aribisala.

It would appear that one of the requirements for the distinction of being a member of the president’s cabinet is to have a case of corrupt enrichment with the EFCC. APC is a party that... read more »

EFCC Raid: No Cause for Alarm, Says Ambode

EFCC Raid: No Cause for Alarm, Says Ambode

Former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday urged his supporters and the general public to remain calm and law-abiding as there was no cause for alarm. Ambode, in a... read more »

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Lagos SUBEB to Partner LNSC in the Fight Against Social Vices in Schools

Lagos SUBEB to Partner LNSC in the Fight Against Social Vices in Schools

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Thursday reiterated his commitment to seek the support of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSC) in curbing cultism and... read more »

We'll Partner with EFCC to Recover Looted Funds in Kwara: AbdulRazaq

We’ll Partner with EFCC to Recover Looted Funds in Kwara: A...

…. Laments diversion of N2bn SME funds Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday said his administration would partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission... read more »

Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Assures Police of Improved Welfare Package

Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Assures Police of Improved Welfare Pack...

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo – Olu on Tuesday assured improved welfare of the officers of the State Rapid Response squad (RRS) towards ensuring that they discharge their... read more »

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Opinion: Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing by Atiku Abubakar

Opinion: Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing by Atiku Abubakar

John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last... read more »

Education, Healthcare top Lagos' N1.1trillion 2020 budget

Education, Healthcare top Lagos’ N1.1trillion 2020 budget

… Sanwo-Olu earmarks 62 per cent for capital spending With a proposed fiscal plan of N115 billion for public infrastructure, Lagos State, next year, will be a massive construction... read more »

Ikeja Electric Introduces E-Bills To Enhance Customer Experience

Ikeja Electric Introduces E-Bills To Enhance Customer Experience

Ikeja Electric distribution company has introduced its electronic billing (e-billing) platform, which enables customers to receive electricity bills promptly and conveniently, via channels... read more »

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Osun Govt Reviews its Policies on Education

Osun Govt Reviews its Policies on Education

Governor State of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has said his administration is very desirous of getting its education policies right and employ them as the driver of sustainable... read more »

Be Proactive: Provost tells Student Midwives

Be Proactive: Provost tells Student Midwives

The Provost of the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing Igan.do, Mrs. Oyefunso Orenuga has urged Students Midwives to be proactive during intensive and... read more »

Lagos State Prepared to Provide Quality Education to all Residents

Lagos State Prepared to Provide Quality Education to all Resident...

The Lagos State Government will be supporting secondary schools established by the military formation across the State to increase access to education for residents. The move was... read more »

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Lagos Emergency Workers Protests, Demand 5 Month Unpaid Salary

Lagos Emergency Workers Protests, Demand 5 Month Unpaid Salary

Some members of staff of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit (LRU) on Friday protested demanding the payment of over five months’ salary arrears owed by the... read more »

Ogun Job Portal: Students' Association Applauds Governor Abiodun

Ogun Job Portal: Students’ Association Applauds Governor Ab...

The National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) on Thursday has applauded the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, for launching a portal to provide job opportunities for youths. This... read more »

We are Looking at the Possibility of Starting the Kwara Version of Trader-Moni - AbdulRazaq

We are Looking at the Possibility of Starting the Kwara Version o...

The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has affirmed his position to understudy the TraderMoni programme of the Federal Government to extend soft loans to traders in Kwara version... read more »

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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Dr Fasawe General Manager of LASEPA

Sanwo-Olu Appoints Dr Fasawe General Manager of LASEPA

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Princess Dolapo Fasawe as the General Manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA). Fasawe,... read more »

Safety: Kwara Gov Pledges Quality Fire Services

Safety: Kwara Gov Pledges Quality Fire Services

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday said the country’s internal security partly depends on the premium placed on effective fire service delivery, pledging to make such... read more »

Kwara Donates Land for Federal Fire Service School, Regional Office

Kwara Donates Land for Federal Fire Service School, Regional Offi...

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has agreed to allocate land for the establishment of the proposed Federal Fire Training School and regional office for the north central to be... read more »

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Development: Reps Member Harps on Payment of Tax

Development: Reps Member Harps on Payment of Tax

A member, House of Representatives, Hon. Jide Jimoh on Wednesday called on the corporate organizations, business groups and Nigerians to pay tax for the development of the Local governments... read more »

Nigeria: Investigate Pre-shipment Inspection Cancellation Order, Groups Urges Lawan

Nigeria: Investigate Pre-shipment Inspection Cancellation Order, ...

A group, Social Integrity Network (SIN) on Tuesday urged the Senate President,  Dr.  Ahmad Lawan to urgently investigate the pre-shipment inspection which was cancelled by the Nigeria... read more »

Nigeria: Pension Fund Administrators Exploiting Pensioners

Nigeria: Pension Fund Administrators Exploiting Pensioners

Nigerian workers have been faced with different challenges over the years. All of these challenges hinge around government’s insensitivity to their plight. We have heard stories of... read more »

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Nigeria: Get Obasanjo Arrested, He Doesn’t Mean Well for the Country - Miyetti-Allah

Nigeria: Get Obasanjo Arrested, He Doesn’t Mean Well for the Country – Miyetti-Allah...

In a letter dated July 15, Obasanjo asked the president to take decisive action on insecurity, saying the situation could degenerate into a full-blown crisis if not tackled... read more »

Opinion: You are a Disgrace to the Noble Yoruba Ancestry - Nnamdi Kanu to Tinubu

Opinion: You are a Disgrace to the Noble Yoruba Ancestry – ...

You cannot sacrifice the blood of your brethren on the shrine of your greed, conceit and unbridled 2023 presidential political ambition. You are a disgrace to the noble Yoruba ancestry. You... read more »

NIgeria: UK Rreport Indicts Buhari on Killings of Thousands of Christians

Nigeria: UK Report Indicts Buhari on Killings of Thousands of Chr...

The global independent report on the persecution of Christians authored by the Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen Bishop of Truro in the United Kingdom was recently concluded and submitted to the... read more »

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Sanwo-Olu opens 11 Road Network, Health Centre in Bariga

Sanwo-Olu opens 11 Road Network, Health Centre in Bariga

…Says Projects Symbolise ‘True Transformation’ At Grassroots     Residents of Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in the eastern part of Lagos State have reaped... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Reiterates Need to Promote Bilateral Relations

Sanwo-Olu Reiterates Need to Promote Bilateral Relations

The Lagos State Government has restated its commitment to strengthen  and promote existing bilateral relations with United States. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed the need on... read more »

Governor Abiodun Charges Religious Bodies, Corporate Institutions To Engage in CSR

Governor Abiodun Charges Religious Bodies, Corporate Institutions...

The Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Dapo Abiodun has charged religious bodies and corporate institutions to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. He disclosed this at the... read more »

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Opinion: I Won't Cry for Sowore by Badaiki Osighe Nabobcy

Opinion: I Won’t Cry for Sowore by Badaiki Osighe Nabobcy

I don’t expect that Sowore is not prepared to be in detention, so I’m not too worried about his loss of freedom. That goes with the territory. Being detained should be a minor... read more »

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Nigeria: Respect the Rule of Law, Lawmaker Urges FG, Shi’it...

A member, House of Representatives Hon. Jimoh Olajide has called on the Federal government, the Shi’ites group to respect the rule of law and the sanctity of human life. He said this... read more »

Nigeria: Let the Court Decide El Zakzaky’s Fate - Presidency

Nigeria: Let the Court Decide El Zakzaky’s Fate – Presidenc...

The Presidency appeals to El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being... read more »

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Opinion: No One is Expecting the Supreme Court to Pronounce Atiku Winner But...

Opinion: No One is Expecting the Supreme Court to Pronounce Atiku Winner But…

No one is ever expecting the Supreme Court to pronounce Atiku winner but the point I believe they want to score has been achieved. I have been in that court all thru and for the first time... read more »

Breaking News: Shi'ites Stage Peaceful Protest In Lagos

Breaking News: Shi’ites Stage Peaceful Protest In Lagos

The Shi’ite movement headed by the incarcerated Ibrahim Yaqoub El Zakzaky are currently staging a peaceful protest in Lagos following the more volatile protest in Abuja that resulted... read more »

Press Release: The Issuance of Bench Warrant Against Me Is an Abuse of Process Taken Too Far- Innoson

Press Release: The Issuance of Bench Warrant Against Me Is an Abu...

Filed Notice of Appeal and Motion for Stay of Execution Against The Order. The issuance of bench warrant against me by the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos, today, June 24th 2019 is an abuse... read more »

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Lagos Assembly Calls For Overhaul of Surveyor General's Office Over Unending Land Disputes

Lagos Assembly Calls For Overhaul of Surveyor General’s Office Over Unending Land Di...

The Lagos State Assembly has set up an Ad-Hoc Committee to unravel the alleged precarious activities of officials in the State Surveyor-General’s Office and other surveyors in the... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Orders Investigation into Lagos Poly Crisis, Vows to Deal with Troublemakers

Sanwo-Olu Orders Investigation into Lagos Poly Crisis, Vows to De...

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, constituted a visitation Panel with a task to investigate all contentious issues that are setting the staff union against the management of Lagos... read more »

Nigeria: Senator Elisha's Act, A show of Shame - Barrister Adeleye

Nigeria: Senator Elisha’s Act, A show of Shame – Bar...

A lawyer and human rights defender, Olusayo Adeleye on Wednesday condemned the barbaric action of Senator Elisha Aboo, senator representing Adamawa-North Senatorial Districts who publicly... read more »

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Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs

Commissioner urges Staff to improve Service Delivery

Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed has enjoined the management and staff of the Ministry to initiate policies that would engender better... read more »

Lagos State Govt. Meets School Administrators Ahead of September 9 Resumption Date

Lagos State Govt. Meets School Administrators Ahead of September ...

… Urges Them To Advance the Education Sector Lagos State Government on Thursday met Head Teachers of public primary schools in the State with a call on the school administrators to be... read more »

Sanwo-Olu's Cabinet Ends Retreats, Pledges Commitment to Greater Lagos Vision

Sanwo-Olu’s Cabinet Ends Retreats, Pledges Commitment to Gr...

The retreat organised for members of Lagos State Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries ended at the weekend on high note, with the cabinet members resolving to apply their expertise... read more »

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Breaking News: Lagos Assembly Confirms 35 Cabinet Nominees, Rejects Samuel Obafemi George, Others

Updated: Lagos Assembly Confirms 35 Cabinet Nominees, Rejects Samuel Obafemi George, Other...

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday has rejected the confirmation of three commissioner-nominees out of the Thirty-Eight names submitted by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu. The... read more »

World Hepatitis Day: Lawmaker Advocates Periodic Testing, Treatment To Achieve Global Elimination

World Hepatitis Day: Lawmaker Advocates Periodic Testing, Treatme...

A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 on Tuesday said low coverage testing and treatment are most  important gaps to be... read more »

Lagos House of Assembly Constitutes Committee to Screen Commissioners, Special Adviser nominees

Lagos House of Assembly Constitutes Committee to Screen Commissio...

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday constituted a 16-man ad-hoc committee to screen Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for commissioner and special advisers. The Speaker,... read more »

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My Mum Abused Me Physically, Verbally and Spiritually

My Mum Abused Me Physically, Verbally and Spiritually

African parents abuse their children all in the name of home training and discipline. I saw an article online and I totally agree with it. African parents abuse their children all in the... read more »

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Osinbajo, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, others Celebrates Jakande at 90

Osinbajo, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, others Celebrates Jakande at 90

“Unbroken Progressive Governance Part Of Jakande’s Legacies” says Tinubu Asiwaju Tinubu on Tuesday described Jakande as a “foremost progressive in Africa”, saying his... read more »

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Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost of Political Miscalculation

Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost of Political Miscalculation by Sanusi Muhammad

The godfather of Lagos politics, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2015, led the Southwest into an alliance with the north to birth the All Progressive Alliance (APC). His decision, evidently,... read more »

Lagos Gov Appoints Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfront

Lagos Gov Appoints Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfron...

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday approved the appointment of Mallam Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development. Abdullahi,... read more »

Independence: There's Hope for Nigeria to Emerge Among the World's Greatest Nations, Sanwo-Olu

Independence: There’s Hope for Nigeria to Emerge Among the ...

…Lauds Sacrifice Of Founding Fathers To Free Nation From Colonial Rule Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the ability of the country... read more »

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Opinion: Like Osinbajo, like Gbajabiamila by Lasisi Olagunju

Opinion: Like Osinbajo, like Gbajabiamila by Lasisi Olagunju

A Yoruba officer walked up to Mr Oladipo Diya at the height of his 1997 crisis with his boss, Mr Sani Abacha. “Sir, what is happening?” The very senior officer looked away from the... read more »

A Message of Gratitude to Nigerians For Your Support on this Necessary Journey - Atiku

A Message of Gratitude to Nigerians For Your Support on this Nece...

Dearly beloved citizens of Nigeria, I write to personally thank you for your support for our shared common goal and the solidarity I enjoyed from all walks of life and every strata of... read more »

Opinion: Judicial Coup D'etat in Nigeria by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Judicial Coup D’etat in Nigeria by Femi Aribisala

The upshot of all this is that it is a waste of time casting votes in any future presidential election. We just went through the worst presidential election in Nigeria’s history.  To... read more »

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Lagos: Relatives of Deceased LGs/SUBEB Staff Receive Insurance Benefits in Lagos

The families of 197 deceased staff of local governments and the State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB) received letters of Insurance benefits from Lagos State Government,  The... read more »

Press Release: For the Records - What VP Osinbajo Said on Kidnapping

Press Release: For the Records – What VP Osinbajo Said on K...

Nowhere was the word exaggerated used Our attention has been drawn to misleading reports in a section of the media purportedly made by and attributed to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,... read more »

Nigeria: Foundation Urges Humanitarian Agencies on Africa Child Right's Promotion

Nigeria: Foundation Urges Humanitarian Agencies on Africa Child R...

STAND Foundation has urged humanitarian agencies in the Africa continent to keep working to promote, protect and enforce the rights of children, creating a conducive environment for their... read more »

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Kwara Imam Cautions Nigerians Against Personal Demands from Govt. Officials

Kwara Imam Cautions Nigerians Against Personal Demands from Govt. Officials

The Chief Imam of Admiralty Villa Central Mosque, Sheikh Sa’adudeen Muhammad Jamiu, on Friday cautioned Nigerians to refrain from making personal demands from elected or appointed... read more »

Nigeria: Court Rules El-Rufai's Plan to Licence PFN Pastors in Kaduna Illegal

Nigeria: Court Rules El-Rufai’s Plan to Licence PFN Pastors...

A Kaduna State High Court has ruled that the plan by the Kaduna State government to issue licences to the pastors of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) using the Religious Regulatory... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari to Attend OIC Summit in Makkah

Nigeria: President Buhari to Attend OIC Summit in Makkah – ...

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja on Thursday to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The 14th session of the Summit... read more »

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Abiodun Tasks Traditional Rulers on Security

Abiodun Tasks Traditional Rulers on Security

….be careful of how you treat traditional rulers – Olu of Ilaro tells Politicians The Ogun State Governor,  Prince Dapo Abiodun on Friday tasked traditional rulers to ensure... read more »

Lagos RRS Nabs Suspect Planting Maids to Steal

Lagos RRS Nabs Suspect Planting Maids to Steal

The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), a unit of the Lagos State Police Command, has arrested  a suspect who specialised in planting maid in homes to rob their employers of... read more »

NIgeria: Kwara State Government Calls for Calm after Abduction Incident

NIgeria: Kwara State Government Calls for Calm after Abduction In...

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called for calm following the unfortunate abduction of some Turkish nationals in Edu local government area of the state. In a statement... read more »

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Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigerian authorities have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year. According to... read more »

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Sports: Iwobi Finally Signs a 5-Year Deal with Everton FC

Sports: Iwobi Finally Signs a 5-Year Deal with Everton FC

Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024. The 23-year-old forward is the Blues’ seventh and final... read more »

José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28 years

José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28...

José Mourinho has been sacked as Manchester United manager following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, ending a tenure that began in May 2016. United finally lost patience with a head... read more »

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

Nigeria’s ace winger and Chelsea player Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football. Moses who will turn 28 in December says he has had his best times... read more »

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

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

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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Nigeria: Buhari, Southern Governors Given 30-Day Ultimatum on RUGA by Northern Youths

Nigeria: Buhari, Southern Governors Given 30-Day Ultimatum on RUGA by Northern Youths

Following the decision taken by President Buhari to suspend RUGA implementation, a group known as the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has given the President and Southern Governors 30... read more »

Opinion Buhari's Ruga Insult By Lasisi Olagunju

Opinion Buhari’s Ruga Insult By Lasisi Olagunju

On October 18, 1990, the United States, in a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), predicted the end of a country which was behaving almost as Nigeria is behaving now. It said,... read more »

Nigeria: Ortom Blames the Devil for Benue Killings, Calls for Prayers

Nigeria: Ortom Blames the Devil for Benue Killings, Calls for Pra...

Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, has called on people in the state to seek divine intervention to the rising crime in the state, which he identified as the work of the... read more »

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Lagos Task Force Orders Removal of Illegal Structures, Kiosks on Badagry Expressway

Lagos Task Force Orders Removal of Illegal Structures, Kiosks on Badagry Expressway

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Lagos State Taskforce on Wednesday ordered the removal of all illegal structures, Kiosks and the end to commercial activities along Badagry... read more »

Lekki Toll: Lagos Residents, Motorists Commends Sanwo-Olu's Decision on Electronic System

Lekki Toll: Lagos Residents, Motorists Commends Sanwo-Olu’s...

Residents and motorist in Lagos have commended the State Government for proposing a “touch and go” electronic payment system that will allow motorists pass quickly at the toll... read more »

Nigeria: Court Rules that FRSC Can No Longer Fine Motorists

Nigeria: Court Rules that FRSC Can No Longer Fine Motorists

In case you missed this: FRSC ‘can no longer’ fine motorists, court rules. A federal high court in Lagos has declared void powers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to impose... 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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Nigerians Must Get Involved in Active Youth Engagement Says Lagos Lawmaker

Nigerians Must Get Involved in Active Youth Engagement Says Lagos Lawmaker

In commemoration of 2019 World Youth Skills Day, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has called on Nigerians to get... read more »

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