Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations by I...

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... read more »

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

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

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 Revolution Now Movement, and his co-defendant, Bakare. In an unprecedented event, lawyers and other onlookers witnessed a total disrespect for... read more »

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business - Gani Adams

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 Nigerian economy and further expose the tourism potentials of Badagry as a whole. Speaking during the 2019 edition of the Olokun Festival in... read more »

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

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech,...

…Rehabilitation Work Begins On Monday …Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive... read more »

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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... read more »

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

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 an African American that I came across about ten years ago but which... read more »

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Lagos Gov Appoints Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfront

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, who is from Kastina State, was initially appointed by the Governor as Special... read more »

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Africa
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 »

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 World’s Greatest Nations, Sanwo-Olu

…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 to emerge among the world’s greatest nations, but rather team up with government to bring about positive changes that would ensure progress and... 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 »

Nigeria: I will be President After Buhari – Pasto...

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... 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 »

Agriculture
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 facility... 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 »

Kwara State to Partner AfDB on Infrastructure Devt., Wo...

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

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

Nigeria: Buhari, Southern Governors Given 30-Day Ultima...

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... 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... 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 »

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AWCON
Biafra
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in Austria

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

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

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany

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 to celebrate the Igbo new yam festival. As the video showed him being chased out of the venue of the event, voices could be heard in the background shouting “people are being killed on... 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 »

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah –...

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... read more »

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

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

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

Boko Haram
Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombi...

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 group. Three bombers... 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 of Licensed Guns in Nigeria

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 patron, Chief Ayo Adebanjo himself Chief Supo Sonibare, Senator Dr Femi Okurounmu, Dr Mrs Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu Mr Yinka Odumakin, Bashorun Akin Osuntokun,... read more »

Boko Haram: Troops Raid Terrorist Camp, Kill 14 Terrori...

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

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... read more »

Nigeria: Boko Haram Strikes Again, Hijacks Bus with abo...

Nigeria: Boko Haram Strikes Again, Hijacks Bus with about 20 Passengers

About 20 people have been abducted by Boko Haram terrorists when their bus was hijacked at Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday. According to reports, the... read more »

Nigeria: Suspected Kidnappers of Chibok Girls Paraded B...

Nigeria: Suspected Kidnappers of Chibok Girls Paraded By the Police

The Nigerian Police today paraded eight men who are suspected to have been part of the kidnapping of the Chibok girls. The eight suspects were part of a group... read more »

Breaking News
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 election of Hon Bamidele Salam, who... read more »

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 development to the media. As at the time of filing the story, his house is currently being searched including the house of one of top aide to Ambode who resides... read more »

Nigeria: Fashola, Ngige, Keyamo Make Buhari’s Min...

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

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... read more »

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

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

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

Breaking News: Shi’ites Stage Peaceful Protest In...

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... read more »

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

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

…Vows to ensure strict enforcement of law prohibiting street trading. Officers of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) have embarked on an enforcement raid aimed at... 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 such as SMS, USSD, email, IE Bill portal and IE mobile Application. This contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos by the Head, Corporate... read more »

Our PPP Initiative Yielding Results, Says Ogun State Go...

Our PPP Initiative Yielding Results, Says Ogun State Gov.

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday reiterated that his government Public Private Partnership initiative is already yielding results as large... read more »

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... read more »

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

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

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

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

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian – APC ...

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... read more »

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

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

Only natural born citizens by birth are valid and eligible source of producing a president in Nigeria. In an interesting twist, a news brought to the fore by Nnamdi Kanu regarding Atiku’s birth appears to have brought up a constitutional concern. Following this revelation, a bishop wrote an article on Facebook explaining the constitutional... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

The Managing Director of Coleman Wires and Cables, Mr. George Onafowokan has called on Muslims faithful across the country to submit to will of Almighty Allah with true Obedience and self sacrifice. He stated this in his Eid el Kabir message made available to newsmen on Sunday. According to him,  True Obedience is self sacrifice and total... 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 »

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

Poor Procurement Processes, Corruption Causes Educational Deficit...

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 this known... read more »

Lagos Assembly Moves Against Ambode, Begins Probe Of N45bn Buses

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 Ambode of the state. The House stated this during a plenary that it was important to investigate the purchase of the 820 buses out of the 5,000 buses proposed by former governor Akinwunmi... 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... 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... read more »

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

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... read more »

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

Lagos Assembly Worries over Entry of Unchecked Foreign Nationals ...

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

Lagos State Donates Patrol Vehicles, Motorbikes to Security Operatives

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 administration’s commitment towards ensuring that Lagos is free of crime as patrol vehicles and motorbikes were donated to security operatives. He made this known at the commissioning of... 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 »

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 »

Lagos SUBEB to Partner LNSC in the Fight Against Social...

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... read more »

Drug Abuse
Economy
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 »

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

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

…. 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 (EFCC) to combat graft, including recovering funds looted from the state treasury. AbdulRazaq said corruption had almost crippled Kwara when he took over on May... read more »

Nigeria: Investigate Pre-shipment Inspection Cancellati...

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

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

Kwara State: Gov. AbdulRazaq Pledges Support for SME Gr...

Kwara State: Gov. AbdulRazaq Pledges Support for SME Growth

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday pledged adequate support for the growth of small and medium scale enterprises, saying their success is... read more »

Nigeria: Pension Fund Administrators Exploiting Pension...

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... read more »

Education
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 disclosed on... read more »

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

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 teachers to strengthen quality education in its schools. The Governor said his administration would spare no effort to expand quality teaching to pupils in all state-owned schools. The... read more »

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

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

… 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... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Reiterates Need to Promote Bilateral Relation...

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... read more »

Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competit...

Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competition” - Farooq Kperogi

Nigerian cyber space is being lit up with the news that a certain Dr. Yakubu Nuru of the University of Maiduguri has won “the World Physics Competition by... read more »

Egypt
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...

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... read more »

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

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 permutations, Egypt would have stood a chance had Saudi Arabia won Uruguay. Luis Suarez’s 23rd minute strike was all Uruguay needed win the match.With Uruguay’s win, Egypt is now... 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 »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

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

Employment
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... read more »

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

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

…Reiterates Sanwo-Olu’s Commitment To Empower Women, Youths The Lagos State Government on Thursday reiterated the unwavering commitment of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to continually implement initiatives targeted at empowering women and youths to become useful and responsible citizens. Speaking while flagging off... 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 »

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 »

Lagos Emergency Workers Protests, Demand 5 Month Unpaid...

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’... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

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

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

A renowned Ibadan based Islamic Cleric, Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke on Friday  urged Nigerians to live in togetherness and peace as exemplified by Prophet Mohammed. This contained in Eid – el – Kabir message which he personally issued and signed in Ibadan. Prof. Olagoke said that the country needed these attributes to achieve the... 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 »

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 »

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

Lagos Commences Rapid Waste Recycling, as Sanwo-Olu Launches Init...

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 city and wealth generation. The... 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 illegally plying the route. This was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) via their official Twitter handle. The accident which occurred on the BRT corridor resulted... 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 »

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 »

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... 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 »

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

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

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 (EFCC) alleging that it had frozen... read more »

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

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 Onabuke Adedokun Kenny, a graduate of the North American University, for alleged Internet fraud. The suspects were arrested on July 30, 2019 at Novojo Estate, Sangotedo Ajah, Lagos, during a... 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
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 Command. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of... 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 outright liar. In a series of tweets, Reno noted that Nigeria was worse off under the Buhari-Osinbajo administration. He wrote: “@ProfOsinbajo claimed in USA that @GeJonathan did nothing... read more »

Nigeria: 38 Groups On Warpath Over Agricultural Biotech...

Nigeria: 38 Groups On Warpath Over Agricultural Biotechnology

The move by the Federal Government of Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch to sway the citizenry to accept agricultural biotechnology has drawn... read more »

As FAO Marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Farmers T...

As FAO Marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Farmers Tasked To Boost Farm Hygiene

Boosting farm hygiene is currently an added key task to farmers around the world. As the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), an agency of the United... read more »

Nigeria: Reliance On Imported Foreign Food Fuels Hunger...

Nigeria: Reliance On Imported Foreign Food Fuels Hunger, Says FAO

Nigeria and all the other developing countries of the world will continue to experience hunger if they fail to shift from depending on imported foreign... read more »

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

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

Leaders of the Southern and Middle belt areas of Nigeria have declined the invitation extended to them by former head of state, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar to a roundtable on national issues and... read more »

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum - A People in Self Denial

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum – A People in Self Denial

The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday kicked against what it termed “Criminalising the Fulani. This is a fallout of the atrocities committed by herdsmen in Nigeria in recent times. My first reaction to the position of the ACF is, what was their position when militants from the south south were branded ” Niger Delta or Ijaw... 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 »

Nigeria: Get Obasanjo Arrested, He Doesn’t Mean Well fo...

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... read more »

Opinion: You are a Disgrace to the Noble Yoruba Ancestr...

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

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... read more »

Gabon
Ghana
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 P...

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... read more »

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to run a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation. The party also criticised the President for offering to assist Ghana in her war against... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos  State House  of Assembly on Thursday condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in their country. The condemnation is sequel to a motion moved by... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Reprisal Attacks

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 cautioned Nigerians against reprisal attacks on South Africans and their investments in Nigeria. Basiru who is representing Osun Central Senatorial District at the Senate warned that reprisal... 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 »

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

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.... read more »

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

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

Buhari is busy importing the incendiary of Middle Eastern Sunni/Shiite conflagration into Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to proscribe the... read more »

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

PDP Loses Out as Tribunal Upholds Reps Member, Jimoh’s Vict...

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 Agoro, challenging the election of a member... read more »

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 I see Wole Olanipekun closing his case prematurely. It is not for any reason beyond the fact that the key witness they produce rather than helping the matter... 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: Respect the Rule of Law, Lawmaker Urges FG, Sh...

Hon. Jimoh Olajide

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... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

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

Lagos Assembly Calls For Overhaul of Surveyor General’s Off...

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 »

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 »

Nigeria: UK Report Indicts Buhari on Killings of Thousa...

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

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... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Orders Investigation into Lagos Poly Crisis, ...

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya
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... read more »

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again - Trump, Speaking About Buhari

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Trump, Speaking About Buhari

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President Buhari’s much touted visit to the United States Months back. This revelation is coming on the heels of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s scheduled... read more »

Lagos News

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... read more »

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

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

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 »

Sanwo-Olu’s Cabinet Ends Retreats, Pledges Commit...

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

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

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

Updated: Lagos Assembly Confirms 35 Cabinet Nominees, Rejects Sam...

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 Speaker... read more »

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

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

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 addressed in order to achieve the global elimination goals by 2030. He said this in a statement made available to AFRICAN NEWS TODAY in commemoration of this year... read more »

Lagos House of Assembly Constitutes Committee to Screen...

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

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... read more »

Lagos Lawmaker Presents Free GCE Forms to Students

Lagos Lawmaker Presents Free GCE Forms to Students

A member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 on Thursday presented free General Certificate Examination... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Transmits 25 names of Commissioners, Special ...

Sanwo-Olu Transmits 25 names of Commissioners, Special Advisers to State Assembly for Screening

In fulfilment of his election promise to accelerate his administration’s development agenda, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted... read more »

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

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

In a bid to encourage entrepreneurship and improve country’s economy, the federal and state governments have been urged to accommodate skills acquisition in the school curriculum. Mrs Alaba... read more »

Breaking News: Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

Breaking News: Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

Nigeria’s second republic President Alhaji Shehu Shagari has died at the age of 93. Shagari passed on this morning at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness. He became the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria when he took over from the military administration of Olusegun Obasanjo on October 1, 1979. He however only served... 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 »

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... read more »

Lifestyle
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 loyalty to the... read more »

Wedding Ends as Mother-In Law and Bride Fight Over Food on Wedding Day

Wedding Ends as Mother-In Law and Bride Fight Over Food on Wedding Day

Wonders they say shall never end. What should have been a happy and joyous celebration ended in fisticuffs as a mother-in law and her daughter-in law to be exchanged slaps and blows on the wedding day. This sad but interesting story was shared on Twitter by a user with the handle @seehausaboy. Enjoy his story: “I asked a colleague how her... read more »

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

Nigeria: Atiku Lost Our Support Because He Promised Restructuring...

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... read more »

Nigeria: US Legend Cars, Constituted Authority to Name Winner of the Presidential Elections

Nigeria: US Legend Cars, Constituted Authority to Name Winner of the Presidential Elections

In a series of tweets that has left social media buzzing, the APC through its official Twitter handle has stated that a US based sports car manufacturer, US Legend Cars, were the constituted legal authority to declare the winner of the elections. In the tweet which was part of a series of tweets APC said “This call is shameful and alarming.... read more »

Mali
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
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 colonel and... 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 Necessary Journey – Atiku

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 society, right from July 21, 2018, when I informed you, the good people of Nigeria, that I would contest the 2019 Presidential election, to Wednesday, September 11,... read more »

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

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... read more »

Opinion: The Courts Must Nullify President Buhari’...

Opinion: The Courts Must Nullify President Buhari's Election on Grounds of Perjury by Femi Aribisala.

In filing his INEC papers for the 2019 presidential election, President Buhari lied under oath.  He committed outright perjury. There can be no doubt that we... read more »

Ogun State Governor Vows to Complete Ongoing Projects

Ogun State Governor Vows to Complete Ongoing Projects

…. we are not interested in vendetta, says Abiodun Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday vowed that all uncompleted project started by... read more »

Nigeria
Opinion: Can't we Just be Normal?

Opinion: Can’t we Just be Normal?

I regularly hear words such as, “Our great country” or “We can be great again” in reference to Nigeria. Such words make me wonder what the speaker means by... read more »

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

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 1441 AH will begin on Saturday, August 31, 2019.  This contained in a statement signed by  Adebisi Obawale, supervisor, Ministry of Home Affairs. According to the statement, the government... read more »

Gov Abiodun Promises to Reposition Public Service for G...

Gov Abiodun Promises to Reposition Public Service for Greater Effectiveness

Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday reiterated his decision on working towards repositioning the civil and public service for effecient service... read more »

Success of this Administration not Negotiable, Tinubu ...

Success of this Administration not Negotiable, Tinubu tells Sanwo-Olu, Lagos Cabinet Members

…APC National Leader, Fashola Grace Lagos Exco Retreat The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has charged the Lagos... read more »

Sanwo-Olu confirms Gboyega Akosile as Chief Press Secr...

Sanwo-Olu confirms Gboyega Akosile as Chief Press Secretary

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed Mr. Gboyega Akosile as his Chief Press Secretary. Until now, Akosile served as the Deputy Chief Press... read more »

Opinion
BUHARI IS NOT Qualified to be President of Nigeria by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Buhari is not Qualified to be President of Nigeria by Fe...

If a presidential candidate does not have a school-leaving certificate, he is ineligible to stand for election as president of Nigeria. Anywhere else, it would be an open and shut case that... read more »

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 government officials. The Cleric said this in Ilorin during  a lecture delivered atJuma’at Service, saying such demands are often beyond what the officials... read more »

Opinion: The Revolution will not be Televised by Femi A...

Opinion: The Revolution will not be Televised by Femi Aribisala

In Nigeria, things have surely fallen apart and the center can no longer hold. It is no longer conjectural; Nigeria is at war.  In July 2019 alone, some 282... read more »

Nigeria: ‘I Am the Best Person to Continue PDP Le...

Nigeria: 'I Am the Best Person to Continue PDP Legacies - Tari Oba

Hon Tari Oba Oliver, the only female Aspirant vying for the candidature of the People Democratic Party, (PDP) in Bayelsa State has said she would continue the... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Lied That His Certificate Was With Mili...

Nigeria: Buhari Lied That His Certificate Was With Military - Chidi Cali

Buhari LIED That His Certificate Was With Military – His Witness Confirms. Two of Buhari’s Witnesses Disagree on Year He Joined the Army. 1]... 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
Kwara Gov Commiserates with Emir of Gwanara Over Wife's Death

Kwara Gov Commiserates with Emir of Gwanara Over Wife’s Dea...

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Gwanara, Alhaji Idris Sabi Kotokotogi, over the death of his wife, Hajia Hadizat. Hadjia Hadizat died on Sunday at... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Swears-in New Permanent Secretaries

Sanwo-Olu Swears-in New Permanent Secretaries

The Lagos State governor on Monday swore in new permanent secretaries, saying the implementation of government policies and programmes depends on the orientation and qualitative service delivery of its Civil Servants. The governor disclosed this at the swearing-in ceremony of new nine Permanent Secretaries, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. He... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Swears In Commissioners. Will Swear in Specia...

Sanwo-Olu Swears In Commissioners. Will Swear in Special Advisers Tuesday

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Tuesday swear in Commissioners and Special Advisers that will work with him to deliver a greater... read more »

Sanwo-Olu appoints LASTMA Boss, Others Permanent Secret...

Sanwo-Olu appoints LASTMA Boss, Others Permanent Secretaries

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of the General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Wale... read more »

Kwara: ‘Judicial Solution’ Likely as Commit...

Kwara: 'Judicial Solution' Likely as Committee on Sales of Public Assets Submits Report

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday said recommendations of the committee on sales of public assets may be tested in the court in a bid to... read more »

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

Police Killing: Where is the “Rescued” Notorious Kidnapper? Polic...

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 unwarranted murder of three (3) Police... 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 letters which was in conjunction with LASACO preceded the presentation of cheques to the beneficiaries of deceased staff after a verification exercise by the State... read more »

Press Release: For the Records – What VP Osinbajo...

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

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... read more »

Press Release: The Issuance of Bench Warrant Against Me...

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

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,... read more »

Nigeria: Foundation Urges Humanitarian Agencies on Afri...

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

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

Real Estate
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... read more »

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

A three-storey has reportedly collapsed in the Ososa area of Bariga, Lagos State. The building collapsed around 9.30pm on Sunday. According to the Eye witness, six people had been rescued, and that many more might be trapped in the rubble. Residents said men of the Lagos State Fire Service were already on the ground, but were unable to gain entry... read more »

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

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 the leaders the right ideas for a... read more »

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

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 stability of the nation. In a statement by Gboyega Akosile, the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Sanwo-Olu noted that Eid al-Adha became a symbolic event in the history of mankind,... read more »

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

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

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)... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari to Attend OIC Summit in Makka...

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... read more »

Opinion: Northern Sentiment Southern Ointment by Mansu...

Opinion: Northern Sentiment Southern Ointment by Mansur Isah Buhari

A northern or southern president cannot solve our problems, a Nigerian president can. You can’t have excuses and results. Sentiments don’t solve... read more »

Safety
Security
Ondo State Officially Bans Okada Riders on Ore Expressway

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 frequent incidences of crimes in the... read more »

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 peace and security in their respective communities as the security challenges threatened peace in the State. The governor charged them while receiving the... read more »

Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Assures Police of Improved We...

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

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

NIgeria: Kwara State Government Calls for Calm after Ab...

NIgeria: Kwara State Government Calls for Calm after Abduction Incident

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

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

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

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe. The corrupt Zimbabwean government... 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 address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Zuma’s governing ANC party had told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old had been... read more »

Sport
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 signing of... 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 years

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 coach who was not adhering to the club’s core attacking values and who had overseen their worst start to a campaign for 28 years. Mourinho was also relieved of... 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... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Hea...

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... read more »

Sports: Athletes to the Africa Senior Athletic Champion...

Sports: Athletes to the Africa Senior Athletic Championship Asaba Stranded In Lagos Airport

Several athletes arriving in Nigeria to take part in the Africa Senior Athletic Championship are stranded at Murtala Muhammad Airport in the main city of Lagos... read more »

Terrorism
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 »

Nigeria: Questions Buhari Should Answer before the Elections

Opinion: Questions Buhari Should Answer before the Elections

With the current exchanges of verbal batons across political parties, there is no doubt that the 2019 general elections are presenting the nation a lot of melodramatic episodes. While some elite class that are partisan are exchanging verbal missiles and cross fires across various campus social media, the reality is that both Buhari and Atiku’s... read more »

Nigeria: Abuja Bound Train Crushes 52 Cows in Kaduna

Nigeria: Abuja Bound Train Crushes 52 Cows in Kaduna

The Kaduna state commissioner of police sunday confirmed that 52 cows were crushed to death by an kaduna-Abuja bound train. Addressing a press conference in... read more »

Nigeria: Presidency Describes Punch Newspapers as ̶...

Nigeria: Presidency Describes Punch Newspapers as "Disrespectful of the President and His Office"

The Presidency has described the Punch Newspapers as “disrespectful of the President and his office”. This was in response to an editorial... read more »

Fulani Herdsmen: About 50 Killed in Fresh Attacks at Ad...

Fulani Herdsmen: About 50 Killed in Fresh Attacks at Adamawa

About 50 persons have been reportedly killed in fresh attacks in Adamawa state. The attack which was reportedly carried out by armed fulani herdsmen took place... read more »

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

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

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

Badagry Expressway : Lagos Govt Commences Demolition of Shanties

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 ultimatum issued to the traders. The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam, who led the cleanup team in the company of the Chairman, Lagos Task Force CSP... read more »

Lagos Task Force Orders Removal of Illegal Structures, ...

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... read more »

Lekki Toll: Lagos Residents, Motorists Commends Sanwo-O...

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

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

Nigeria: Court Rules that FRSC Can No Longer Fine Motor...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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
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 contained in a... read more »

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 involved in active youth engagement, saying this would help achieving sustainable development goals and stable society. In a statement signed and made available to... read more »

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Kwara Gov AbdulRazaq Promises not to Abandoned Projects

Kwara Gov AbdulRazaq Promises not to Abandoned Projects

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said his administration would complete abandoned or ongoing projects in the state because ignoring them would amount to wasting public funds... 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 »

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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Agriculture

Nigeria: Government has Created Almost 9 Million Jobs - Garba Shehu

Nigeria: Government has Created Almost 9 Million Jobs – Garba Shehu

  Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu has once again given the Buhari led administration very high marks for performance. According to... read more »

Nigeria: Ogbeh’s Claim on Rice False, Says Thailand Ambassador

Nigeria: Ogbeh’s Claim on Rice False, Says Thailand Ambassador

Ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, Wattana Kunwongse, has denied the claim by Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture, that rice mills are collapsing in the Asian country. On Friday,... read more »

Herdsmen Behead Farmer In Iseyin

Nigeria: Herdsmen Behead Farmer In Iseyin

Agbekoyas would declare war on herdsmen if… An elderly farmer was on Saturday beheaded by herdsmen in his farm at Iseyin, Oyo State. His son, who was with him in the farm, was also said... read more »

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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 Treason Charges to Conti...

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 »

Nigeria: IPOB Calls Off Election Boycott, Preconditions and Terms Met

Nigeria: IPOB Calls Off Election Boycott, Preconditions and Terms...

In a surprising turn of events a day to the elections, it appears that IPOB has called off its decision to boycott the elections. In a tweet released on Nnamdi Kanu’s Twitter handle,... read more »

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Boko Haram: Nigeria to Negotiate for Dapchi Schoolgirls' Release

Boko Haram: Nigeria to Negotiate for Dapchi Schoolgirls’ Release

The Nigerian government says it will negotiate for the release of 110 abducted schoolgirls rather than use military force. The students were seized last month from their school in the town... read more »

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Breaking News: Sanwo-Olu Floors AD, Labour Party Governorship Candidates at Tribunal

Breaking News: Sanwo-Olu Floors AD, Labour Party Governorship Candidates at Tribunal

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu floors AD and Labour Party’s Governorship candidates, Owolabi Salis and Prof. Ifagbemi Awamaridi at the Election Petition Tribunal. The... read more »

Breaking News: Rochas Okorocha and Wife Arrested by EFCC Operatives

Breaking News: Rochas Okorocha and Wife Arrested by EFCC Operativ...

Barely 24 hours after vacating office as the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and his wife have both been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Officers... read more »

Breaking News: Tribunal Declares PDP Winner of Osun Gubernatorial Election

Breaking News: Tribunal Declares PDP Winner of Osun Gubernatorial...

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-member panel said during its ruling in... read more »

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Nigeria: Ministership for Sale - Up to N2.5b Per Slot, by Farooq Kperogi

Nigeria: Ministership for Sale – Up to N2.5b Per Slot, by Farooq Kperogi

except for a few ministerial nominations, every other post was literally auctioned off to the highest bidder. I declined to comment on the ministerial list Buhari sent to the Senate for... read more »

Nigeria: Dancing Far Better than Imposing Sorrows,Treasury Looting, Adeleke Blasts Oyetola

Nigeria: Dancing Far Better than Imposing Sorrows,Treasury Lootin...

People’s Democracy Party Governorship candidate in Osun State,  Senator Ademola Adeleke on Thursday chastined the state Governor,  Gboyega Oyetola over his unguarded utterances.... read more »

Put Anti-corruption Commitments into Practice - Transparency International Urges African Govts.

Put Anti-corruption Commitments into Practice – Transparenc...

Transparency International has urged government of Africa counties to put anti-corruption commitments into practice through investigation , prosecution and sanction of all reported cases of... read more »

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Lagos Police Commissioner to Partners NIM on Capacity Building

Lagos Police Commissioner to Partner NIM on Capacity Building

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu on Thursday promised to collaborate with Nigerian Institute of Management through capacity building training of officers of the... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC, Lottery Commission to Partner on Intelligence Gathering

Nigeria: EFCC, Lottery Commission to Partner on Intelligence Gath...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, has resolved a collaboration towards the achievement of their respective... read more »

Sand Foundation Advocates for Sexual Assault and Referral Centers

Nigeria: Stand Foundation Advocates for Sexual Assault and Referr...

STAND Foundation has called for the establishment of Sexual Assault and Referral Centers (SARC) dedicated to offer Medicare, and emotional support to the victims of any sexual assaults in... read more »

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We're Committed to Making Ogun State Investment Choice Destination - Abiodun

We’re Committed to Making Ogun State Investment Choice Destination – Abiodun

The Ogun State governor, Prince  Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday said that the state is irrevocably committed to ensuring that it becomes the investment choice of the country and the world. He... read more »

Lagos State Partners Netherlands on Health, Education, Water Transportation

Lagos State Partners Netherlands on Health, Education, Water Tran...

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated his administration’s commitment to partner with Netherlands on health, Education, technology, trade, tourism and... read more »

Nigeria: Mele Kyari Takes Over As NNPC GMD

Nigeria: Mele Kyari Takes Over From Baru As NNPC GMD

7 others take on replace previous chief operating officers. In a statement released by Ndu Ughamadu, the spokesperson of NNPC on Thursday morning, President Muhammodu Buhari has appointed... read more »

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Kwara Government Mourns the Deaths of Ex-Offa Poly Rector and Kawu

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has symphastised with the Offa community over the death of the former Rector of Federal Polytechnic (FedPoly) Offa, Dr Muftau... read more »

YABATECH: ASUP Quits from Part-Time Programmes Over Shortfall in Wages

YABATECH: ASUP Quits from Part-Time Programmes Over Shortfall in ...

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), on Monday disengaged from all the part-time programmes in the college following the shortfall in the... read more »

Lagos Govt Announces New Date for 2019/20 Entrance Exam to Public Schools

Lagos Govt Announces New Date for 2019/20 Entrance Exam to Public...

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has announced new dates for the 2019/2020 Entrance Examinations into the State Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, the Placement Test into JSS 1 in... read more »

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Lagos Public Works Begins Massive Roads Rehabilitation

Lagos Public Works Begins Massive Roads Rehabilitation

In fulfilment of Lagos State governor,  Babajide  Sanwo-Olu on zero tolerance  for potholes, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC)  has commenced full-scale routine repair... read more »

Lagos Govt charges CBS Drivers to Obey Traffic Rules

Lagos Govt charges CBS Drivers to Obey Traffic Rules

The Managing Director of the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL), Mr. Idowu Oguntona has charged the newly trained Civil Service Staff Bus Drivers to obeyed all traffic rules in the... read more »

Nigeria: Osinbajo Expresses Satisfaction on Apapa Road Clearance

Nigeria: Osinbajo Expresses Satisfaction on Apapa Road Clearance

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday expressed satisfaction at the level of Truck clearance achieved in the Apapa axis, saying the Federal Government was committed to building more... read more »

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Nigeria: South-East Governors Reject Ranching, Stop Herdsmen Movement

Nigeria: South-East Governors Reject Ranching, Stop Herdsmen Movement

Following the threat of herdsmen attack on farms and farmers, the South-East Governors’ forum held a meeting at the Enugu government house where it made some resolutions. After the... read more »

Opinion: Many Have Issues, But Few Are Roaming the Streets - Reno Omokri

Opinion: Many Have Issues, But Few Are Roaming the Streets –...

I thought I had heard all there was to hear until Monday, July 2, 2018 when the Buhari Presidency came down hard on all those opposed to the administration’s cattle colony... read more »

Nigeria: Yemi Osinbajo is a Very Sick Man Indeed - Fani-Kayode

Nigeria: Yemi Osinbajo is a Very Sick Man Indeed – Fani-Kay...

Femi Fani-Kayode has described the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a very sick man. This description came on the heels of the Vice Presidents statement that there will be... read more »

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Lagos State: Sanwo-Olu Promise to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Lagos State: Sanwo-Olu Promise to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Lagos State Government has reemphasized its commitment to strengthening public health research and boosting the capacity of healthcare workers towards achieving the Item 3 of the... read more »

STAND Foundation Advocates Breastfeeding Friendly Policies in Public, Private Sectors

STAND Foundation Advocates Breastfeeding Friendly Policies in Pub...

An NGO, Support Towards Advancement Networking and Development for Women and Children ( STAND FOUNDATION) has advocated for policies that would create a conducive environment and provide... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Finally Sacks Yusuf, Replaces Him with Sambo as NHIS boss

Nigeria: Buhari Finally Sacks Yusuf, Replaces Him with Sambo as N...

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo to replace Usman Yusuf as the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). A statement from the... read more »

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Africa: Impose sanctions on France and Other Countries that Impoverish Africa - Di Maio to the EU

Africa: Impose Sanctions on France and Other Countries that Impoverish Africa – Di M...

He said France had “never stopped colonising tens of African states”. Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its policies in Africa. He... read more »

Opinion: Nigeria in the Throes of Anarchy - by Mike Ozekhome

Opinion: Nigeria in the Throes of Anarchy – by Mike Ozekhom...

A press statement by Mike Ozekhome’s chambers on the unconstitutional siege laid by the Nigerian Police on Senator Dino Melaye’s house, at no 11 Sangsha street Maitama,... read more »

Nigeria: PDP Condemns Freezing of Peter Obi's Accounts

Nigeria: PDP Condemns Freezing of Peter Obi’s Accounts

…Laments Harassment Of Family Members The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) decries the stoppage of transactions on all accounts belonging to PDP... read more »

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Nigeria: Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Resumes with Garba In for Bulkachuwa

Nigeria: Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Resumes with Garba In for Bulkachuwa

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal resumed sitting on Monday with Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba as the new replacement for Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. Garuba, who is the Presiding... read more »

Nigeria: FG Woefully Fail to Prove Its Case Against CJN Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria: FG Woefully Fails to Prove Its Case Against CJN Walter O...

The Federal Government, on Thursday, closed its case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, after it produced only three witnesses that testified... read more »

Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari's Certificate Issue

Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari’s Cer...

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of... read more »

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Opinion: INEC Server - The Trap that Caught Baba, INEC and APC

Opinion: INEC Server – The Trap that Caught Baba, INEC and APC

This INEC hide & seek game has become nothing but comical… Stage 1: INEC discovered late that they didn’t cover their dirty tracks very well and that Atiku has already... read more »

Opinion: Forget Onnoghen; Let’s Talk about Buhari’s Asset Declaration Fraud by Farooq Kperogi

Opinion: Forget Onnoghen; Let’s Talk about Buhari’s Asset Declara...

Buhari’s asset declaration fraud is more damning than Onnoghen’s, yet it is Onnoghen who has been illegally “suspended” and pilloried in the media. In this piece I’ll show you... read more »

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC's Primaries Illegal

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC’s Primarie...

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the order of a Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt, which last year barred the All Progressive Congress (APC) from conducting any primary election pending... read more »

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World Population Day: Lagos Lawmaker Seeks Government Intervention on Population Control

World Population Day: Lagos Lawmaker Seeks Government Intervention on Population Control

A member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 on Thursday seek government intervention to control Nigeria’s increased... read more »

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Nigeria: You were not Brought in to Lose Elections - Senator Lawal Shuaibu to Oshiomhole

Nigeria: You were not Brought in to Lose Elections – Senator Lawal Shuaibu to Oshiom...

Embattled chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress seems to be sinking each day as speculations of his removal as chairman of the party continues to gain momentum. The results of... read more »

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World: Human rights gone wrong - The case of sex selection

World: Human rights gone wrong – The case of sex selection

In a perfect world, sex selection would not exist. Parents would not prefer a male child, even to achieve a gender balance in their offspring. Vulnerable women would not be subjected to... read more »

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AbdulRazaq congratulates Kwara Ministerial Nominees

AbdulRazaq congratulates Kwara Ministerial Nominees

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the two ministerial nominees from the state, Alhaji Lai Mohamed and Senator Gbemisola Saraki. The Governor, in statement... read more »

Opinion: Don't You Already Regret Voting for Buhari? by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Don’t You Already Regret Voting for Buhari? by Fem...

The 2019 presidential election was essentially between two Fulani men. But the incendiary of Fulanisation only pertains to one of them: President Muhammadu Buhari. Every right-thinking... read more »

Nigeria: Nigerian Air Force Appoints Branch Chiefs, Redeploys AOCs

Nigeria: Nigerian Air Force Appoints Branch Chiefs, Redeploys AOC...

In a bid to adopt effective operational system, the Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed 2 Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers. In a... read more »

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N50m Saved as AbdulRazaq Approves Completion of Secretariat Complex

N50m Saved as AbdulRazaq Approves Completion of Secretariat Complex

….Project ready in August Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday approved immediate release of N350m for the completion of the New Kwara State Secretariat Complex in... read more »

Nigeria: INEC Internal Memo Shows that Voter Accreditation was Uploaded to Server

Nigeria: INEC Internal Memo Shows that Voter Accreditation was Up...

An internal circular of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicated that the commission transmitted voter information from smart card readers to a central server... read more »

Opinion: Osinbajo Takes His Lying Spree to America - Reno Omokri

Opinion: Osinbajo Takes His Lying Spree to America – Reno O...

My attention has been drawn to statements by the so called Pastor Yemi Osinbajo, the deputy to General Muhammadu Buhari, in New York where, as usual, he made false statements to the media... read more »

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Nigeria: INEC Postpones Election Result Announcement to 11am Monday

Nigeria: INEC Postpones Election Result Announcement to 11am Monday

The Independent Electoral Commission has postponed to opening of the national collation center to 11am Monday morning. The commission had earlier told reporters that the collation center... read more »

Nigeria: PDP Demands Immediate Release of Kwara Senator Ibrahim

Nigeria: PDP Demands Immediate Release of Kwara Senator Ibrahim

…Charges Members To Resist Intimidation The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands the immediate and unconditional release of our Kwara South Senatorial candidate, Senator Rufai Ibrahim... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari's Address to Nigerians on the Eve of the Presidential Elections

Nigeria: President Buhari’s Address to Nigerians on the Eve...

For a president who has not been known to relish speaking to Nigerians, these last few days have witnessed more addresses than Nigerians ever thought possible. On this eve of the new date... read more »

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Nigeria: Snake Attacks Pastor In Abuja

Nigeria: Snake Attacks Pastor In Abuja

A deliverance pastor in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, who was recently attacked by a mysterious big snake, says no form of attack will stop him from preaching the gospel of Christ and... read more »

Opinion: The Desperate Agenda of an Evil Tyrant - Femi Fani-Kayode

Opinion: The Desperate Agenda of an Evil Tyrant – Femi Fani...

Much has been brewing in the circles of power of our nation in recent weeks. Permit me to share some of my findings with my readers today. The rest will come later. Key players and leaders... read more »

Nigeria: Pst Chris Okotie Declares Intention to Contest the 2019 Presidency

Nigeria: Pst Chris Okotie Declares Intention to Contest the 2019 ...

Popular Nigerian Pastor, Chris Okotie has officially declared his intention to contest for the 2019 Presidency. Speaking in his Church today, he said his decision was based on the obvious... read more »

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Nigeria: Lagos Pipeline Explosion Attributed to Acts of Vandalism

Nigeria: Lagos Pipeline Explosion Attributed to Acts of Vandalism

…..nolmacy now restored to the community A fresh pipeline explosion which occurred on Monday at Gloryland Community in Isheri – Olofin, Egbe – Idimu LCDA of Lagos state has been... read more »

Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Promises to Revamp Lagos State's Security Architecture

Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Promises to Revamp Lagos State’s Securit...

Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday promised to address the emerging security challenges facing the state through an overhaul of the state’s security... read more »

Opinion: Crisis and the Visibility of PMB by Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde

Opinion: Crisis and the Visibility of PMB by Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde

When King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne and his brother, Albert, took over as King George VI in 1937, it dawned on the new King and his wife, Princess Elizabeth Lyon, that his... read more »

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Sports: Nigerian Coach, Salisu Yusuf Caught on Video Receiving Bribe

Sports: Nigerian Coach, Salisu Yusuf Caught on Video Receiving Bribe

Assistant coach of the Super Eagles and current coach of the Nigerian team to the 2020 Olympics was caught on camera taking bribe to feature certain players. The Video which was Ghanaian... read more »

Sports: Liverpool Signs Alisson Becker from Roma for £67 million

Sports: Liverpool Signs Alisson Becker from Roma for £67 million

Liverpool has finally signed Roma’s Brazilian goal stopper, Alisson Becker for £67 million. With Roma and Liverpool agreeing to the terms of the deal, Becker is now expected to fly... read more »

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 Pena...

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 »

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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: Army of Internet Trolls Recruited to Malign Me - Ezekwesili

Nigeria: Army of Internet Trolls Recruited to Malign Me – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili has taken to her Twitter page to call attention to the unsavory response to her protests. In her tweets, she noted that regardless of what part of the country the injustice... read more »

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah Thrives on Conflicts - Dr. Nura Alkali

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah Thrives on Conflicts – Dr. Nura Alka...

 Only the blind will insist on living a 17th century life in 2018. It is northern states that have land for cattle ranches Dr. Nura Alkali, the Chief Consultant Neurologist at the... read more »

Nigeria: Amnesty International Blames the Government for the Increased Killings

Nigeria: Amnesty International Blames the Government for the Incr...

Amnesty international has blamed the Nigerian government for the increase in the killings by herdsmen across the country. According to the body, the inaction exhibited by the government of... read more »

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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 Sweden 2:0

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 »

World Cup: France Knocks Uruguay Out, Wins 2:0

World Cup: France Knocks Uruguay Out, Wins 2:0

Uruguay was today knocked out of the World Cup after losing 0:2 to France. In a match that France was the overall better side, Varane nodded in the first goal for France in the 40th minute,... read more »

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