Opinion: Still on the Osun Elections

Opinion: Still on the Osun Elections

The gubernatorial election held in Osun State on Saturday has once again brought up the issue of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s powers to declare an election as “inconclusive” and the circumstances under which it could so declare. The Constitution of the Federal... read more »

Opinion: A Compromised INEC is Murdering Nigeria's Hard Earned Democracy by Mike Ozekhome SAN

Opinion: A Compromised INEC is Murdering Nigeria’s Hard Earned Democr...

The announcement by INEC,that the Osun state election conducted on Saturday,22nd September2018,was inconclusive and the fixing of 27th of September for a so called rerun,is a dangerous subversion and travesty of the electoral process,a blow to our hard earned constitutional democracy and an ominous... read more »

Nigeria: Osun Elelctions - PDP Alleges Crack Down on Its Officials in the State

Nigeria: Osun Elelctions – PDP Alleges Crack Down on Its Officials in...

The People’s Democratic Party has this afternoon alleged that there is an ongoing crack down on its official in Osun state. In a series of tweets, the party said this was in preparation of a plot to rig the runn-off elections. It tweeted “Breaking! Ongoing Random Arrest of PDP... read more »

Nigeria: Osun Elections - Davido Calls on Buhari to do the Right Thing

Nigeria: Osun Elections – Davido Calls on Buhari to do the Right Thin...

Popular Nigerian Musician and nephew to the PDP candidate in the recently conducted Osun Gubernatorial elections has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do the right thing. Davido took to his Twitter page to pass on this message. According to him, the people have spoken and so Buhari, who he... read more »

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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... read more »

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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 to Liverpool to finalize the deal. Confirming the move, the goalkeeper has... read more »

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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 Hazard of Belgium who came second and Antoine Griezmann of France who... read more »

Africa
Nigeria: Return Our Stolen Asset, Not Give Doomsday Prophecy On 2019 - Presidency to HSBC

Nigeria: Return Our Stolen Asset, Not Give Doomsday Prophecy On 2...

PRESIDENCY WANTS HSBC TO RETURN OUR STOLEN ASSETS, NOT GIVE US DOOMSDAY PROPHECY ON 2019 The Presidency wishes to make clear to all Nigerians, and particularly the global banking giant HSBC which... read more »

Nigeria: Davido Mocks EFCC, Tells Them to Also Freeze His U.S Account

In what was clearly a mockery of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Davido responding to the alleged freezing of his account tweeted “”Make dem go Wells Fargo for ATL na 😂😂” Obviously having fun with his fans on Twitter, with some offering to lend him some money with a promise to pay back with thousands of... read more »

Nigeria: New Finance Minister Gained Admission into ABU...

Nigeria: New Finance Minister Gained Admission into ABU at 14 Years, Raises Suspicion

Nigeria’s new finance minister, Mrs Zainab Shamshuna Ahmed who replaced Kemi Adeosun has sparked off fresh controversy following the scrutiny of her... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Replaces Adeosun with a Northerner

Nigeria: Buhari Replaces Adeosun with a Northerner

Following the resignation of Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun over the forgery of her NYSC exemption certificate, Buhari has replaced her with a... read more »

Biafra: South-East Massively Complies with IPOB’s...

Biafra: South-East Massively Complies with IPOB's Sit-At-Home Order

Many major cities in the South-East were almost ghost towns today as there was a massive compliance with IPOB’s sit-at-home order. Major roads, markets... read more »

Agriculture
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 Kaduna, police Commissioner Ahmad... read more »

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 him, this administration has performed well with regards to fulfilling its campaign promises to Nigeria. He made this known while speaking on Channel... read more »

Algeria
Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

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

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

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

Aviation
AWCON
Biafra
Biafra: No to the Proposed Sit-At-Home Order On September 14th by IPOB - Police

Biafra: No to the Proposed Sit-At-Home Order On September 14th by...

Heads of various security agencies in Imo state, Monday said they have adequately garnered their officers to deal with the September 14 sit-at-home declaration by the Indigenous people of Biafra,... read more »

Biafra: Swiss Embassy Denies Nnamdi Kanu Visa to Honor UN's Invitation

Biafra: Swiss Embassy Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Family Visa to Honor UN’s Invitation

THE family of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja for allegedly denying travelling visa to members of the family invited by the United Nations to the 116th United Nations Human Rights Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances. According to Prince... read more »

Biafra: Security Operatives Call on Nigerians to Ignore...

Biafra: Security Operatives Call on Nigerians to Ignore IPOB's Sept. 14th Sit-at-Home Protest

Following a high-powered meeting of Nigerian security operatives, South-easterners have been directed to ignore the sit-at-home directive issued by IPOB. They... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Blames, Ohaneze, South-east Governors for ...

Biafra: IPOB Blames, Ohaneze, South-east Governors for Operation Python Dance 3

The Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared Ohaneze Ndigbo and the South-East Governors complicit in the recently announced Operation Python Dance 3 by... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Suit – Investigate U.S., Leave Niger...

Biafra: IPOB Suit - Investigate U.S., Leave Nigeria Alone - Nigerians in Diaspora Tell US Lawyer

Written by Abu Duniya The United States Chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has reacted to the emerging report that Fein &... read more »

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

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

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

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

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 hijacked bus had about 20 persons on board. There has been no official statement on the incident but local residents have confirmed it. One of the residents who confirmed the incident reported... read more »

Breaking News
Breaking News: Nigeria's Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Resigns

Breaking News: Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Res...

Nigeria’s embattled Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has reportedly resigned. There is currently no official statement to this effect, however, indications are that she has indeed resigned. It... read more »

President Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 working days holiday to an enthusiastic reception from Nigerians on 18th August 2018

Nigeria: President Buhari Returns After 15 Days

President Buhari has returned to the country after spending about 15 days on his 10 day vacation to the UK. It will be recalled that President Buhari left Nigeria on the 3rd of August on what was called a 10-day vacation. It was therefore expected that he will return by the 13th. His failure to return at the expected time started generating... read more »

Africa: Kofi Annan Passes On at 80

Koffi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General, has passed on at the age of 80. His death was announced in a tweet from his Twitter account... read more »

Breaking News: Osinbajo Sacks DSS Chief

Breaking News: Osinbajo Sacks DSS Chief

The Nigerian Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed the Director General of the DSS. Mr. Lawal Musa Daura. The news was broken a few moments ago by... read more »

Nigeria: APC Senators Plan to Break Into Senate Champer...

Nigeria: APC Senators Plan to Break Into Senate Champers (Video) - Onyema Chukwu

The Deputy House Minority Leader, Hon. Onyema Chukwuka has declared that some Senators were planning to break into the Senate chambers. He stated this in a... read more »

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Africa: Africans deserve to know details of deals their leaders sign with China

Africa: Africans Deserve to Know Details of Deals their Leaders S...

China’s footprints are all over the African continent, signing deals with many countries. However, the finer details of China-Africa loans are often kept secret. There are concerns that African... read more »

Opinion: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s Response to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Opinion: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s Response to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

My attention has been drawn to a letter written to Premium Times in response to an essay on restructuring authored by me. Faced with an avalanche of public condemnation for his 360-degree turn on the concept of restructuring, it is understandable that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has written to Premium Times to douse the tension... read more »

Opinion: Chris Ngige Fights for Oppressive Multinationa...

Opinion: Chris Ngige Fights for Oppressive Multinational ExxonMobil Instead of Oppressed Nigerians Workers Femi Aribisala.

The message Chris Ngige delivered to ExxonMobil loud and clear is that it does not have to be subject to Nigerian laws. It can operate here in Nigeria as a law... read more »

Opinion: ExxonMobil Should Not be Allowed to Show Conte...

Opinion: ExxonMobil Should Not be Allowed to Show Contempt for the Supreme Court of Nigeria - Femi Aribisala

To Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity. EXXONMOBIL Should Not be Allowed to Show Contempt for the Supreme Court of Nigeria!! The message must be... read more »

Breaking News: GTB To Pay Innoson’s N14Billion Judgment...

Breaking News: GTB To Pay Innoson’s N14Billion Judgment Debt Into An Interest Yielding Account - Supreme Court

Today, 7th of June 2018, The Supreme Court struck out GTBank’s motion for stay of execution of the Enugu Court of Appeal Division’s order that GTBank pays... read more »

Corruption
Nigeria: Police Dismisses 3 Officers for Illegal Raid on Chief Clark's Residence

Nigeria: Police Dismisses 3 Officers for Illegal Raid on Chief Cl...

PRESS RELEASE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE OF THREE (3) OF THE POLICE PERSONNEL AND INTERDICTION OF THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE INVOLVED IN THE UNAUTHORIZED, ILLEGAL AND UNPROFESSIONAL... read more »

Opinion: How Jonathan Fought Corruption more Effectively than Buhari Has Ever Done - Aribisala

Opinion: How Jonathan Fought Corruption more Effectively than Buhari Has Ever Done – Aribisala

It is necessary to remind Nigerians that the biggest institutional attacks on corruption in Nigeria came under the PDP. EFCC, ICPC and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) were all created by the PDP. Building institutions is always far better than propaganda. Goodluck Jonathan addressed the issue of corruption in this manner. He... read more »

Opinion: Comparison Between Obasanjo, Jonathan and Buha...

Comparison Between OBJ, GEJ and PMB Shows Buhari is not Fighting Corruption

Record has it that President Obasanjo sacked his IGP Tafa Balogun for corruption. He sacked the then Senate President Adolfus Wabara for corruption. He also... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

Nigeria: Overhaul SARS Immediately, Osinbajo to IGP

Nigeria: Overhaul SARS Immediately, Osinbajo to IGP

The Nigerian vice President and currently acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police to immediately overhaul the... read more »

Crime
Nigeria: Dino Melaye Abducted by Unknown Gunmen

Nigeria: Dino Melaye Abducted by Unknown Gunmen

Senator Dino Melaye has been reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen on his way to Kogi. Information reaching us has it that the the Senator was on his way to Kogi to appear in court over charges of... read more »

Nigeria: All these Concoctions and Evil Plots Cannot Deter Me - Saraki

Nigeria: All these Concoctions and Evil Plots Cannot Deter Me – Saraki

Reacting to the letter again sent to him by the Police this night, inviting him to appear by 8am tomorrow (24th July 2018), Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said among other things that the concoctions and evil plots will not deter him. In a statement released on his Facebook page, he noted that the Police had corrupted and politicized their... 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 »

Opinion: Adeosun NYSC Certificate Saga, Like Minister, ...

Opinion: Adeosun NYSC Certificate Saga, Like Minister, Like Her President- Reno Omokri

While sharing his views on the alleged forgery of an exemption certificate by Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, Reno Omokri, a former aid to... read more »

Nigeria: Have Buhari’s Children Served as Youth C...

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

Following the revelation that Nigeria’s current Finance Minister may have failed to serve in the mandatory one-year Youth Service Scheme and may have... read more »

Economy
Nigeria: God Has Used Buhari and Some of Us to Make Nigeria Work - Ngige

Nigeria: God Has Used Buhari and Some of Us to Make Nigeria Work ...

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on Sunday said Nigeria would have been in ruins if President Muhammadu Buhari was not elected to pilot the affairs of the country in 2015. Ngige... read more »

Opinion: Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the State of the Nation - Timi Frank

Opinion: Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the State of the Nation – Timi Frank

Dear Sir, I write this letter to you, Mr. President, with all sincerity and humility, as it is my very first letter to you since your emergence as President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of our great country, Nigeria. I would first of all like to use this opportunity to formally apologise to the immediate past President of Nigeria,... read more »

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held... read more »

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

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

 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... read more »

Nigeria: Subsidy on Petrol Hits N1.4tn per Year, Says F...

Nigeria: Subsidy on Petrol Hits N1.4tn per Year, Says FG

A total of N1.4tn is now being spent annually by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, the... read more »

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

South Africa: Girl School’s Naked Cultural Performance Spar...

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

Nigeria: Why I Spoke Directly to Nigerian Leaders – Bil...

Nigeria: Why I Spoke Directly to Nigerian Leaders – Bill Gates

The Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, again on Monday criticised the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth... read more »

Nigeria: JAMB Suspends Worker Over N36m Swallowed by Sn...

Nigeria: JAMB Suspends Worker Over N36m Swallowed by Snake

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday that it had suspended its employee, Philomina Chieshe, on account of N36m which was reported to... read more »

Nigeria: Strange Snake Swallows N36 million Cash in JAM...

Nigeria: Strange Snake Swallows N36 million Cash in JAMB Office

A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and... 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 »

Entertainment
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 »

My Mum Abused Me Physically, Verbally and Spiritually

My Mum Abused Me Physically, Verbally and Spiritually

African parents abuse their children all in the name of home training and discipline. I saw an article online and I totally agree with it. African parents abuse their children all in the name of home training and discipline. My mum abused me, yes she did. She did that both physically, verbally and spiritually. Its funny though but till now I am... read more »

Nigeria: Muslim Rights Concern Gives Falz 7 Days to Wit...

Nigeria: Muslim Rights Concern Gives Falz 7 Days to Withdraw Video

Falz is once again the center of attention with regards to his “This is Nigeria” video. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has given Falz a 7-day... read more »

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

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

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

Fitness and Well-being – Exercise Done Right

Fitness and Well-being - Exercise Done Right

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

Environment
Nigeria: Over 50 Cars Burnt and at Least 9 Dead as Tanker Explodes in Lagos

Nigeria: Over 50 Cars Burnt and at Least 9 Dead as Tanker Explode...

No fewer than 50 cars and an as yet unknown number of person were engulfed in an inferno in Lagos this evening. The occurrence which was said to have occurred at about 6pm resulted from a tanker... read more »

Nigeria: Lagos Seals RCCG Building, Others

Nigeria: Lagos Seals RCCG Building, Others

The Lagos State Building Control Agency has sealed a zonal headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God under construction in Ajegunle, a hotel in Ikeja and six other buildings for illegal development and breaking government seal. The RCCG parish, located on Old Ojo Road in Ajegunle, was accused of breaking government’s seal after a... read more »

Fashion
Fitness and Wellbeing
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 W...

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... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping” 800 Meters

In an obvious attempt at showing Nigerians and the world that he is indeed fit, President Buhari today trekked the whole of 800 meters home. Buhari had gone to a mosque in his hometown Daura for Eid el-Kabir prayer after which he trekked home. The distance of the mosque to his home is about 800 meters. 800 meters is the about the same as walking... read more »

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

Nigeria: Presidency Describes Punch Newspapers as “Disrespe...

The Presidency has described the Punch Newspapers as “disrespectful of the President and his office”. This was in response to an editorial published by the Punch Newspapers on the 4th of... read more »

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 meeting, the governors expressed their fears that the violence that appears to be trailing the herdsmen may spread to their domain. Following this, the governors... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

Nigeria: Army of Internet Trolls Recruited to Malign Me...

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... read more »

Ghana
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... read more »

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

The government of Ghana has issued an alert, warning members of the public on the possible outbreak of Lassa fever. Ghana Health Services (GHS) also cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever. The GHS in a release explained the disease... read more »

Human Rights
Nigeria: Law Enforcement Agencies Should be Allowed to Do their Work – Presidency

Nigeria: Law Enforcement Agencies Should be Allowed to Do their W...

On the heels of the news today that the Senate President’s convoy blocked by the Police, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity has released a statement... read more »

Nigeria: Bukola Saraki's Convoy Blocked by the Police

Nigeria: Bukola Saraki’s Convoy Blocked by the Police

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, this morning had his convoy intercepted and blocked by the Nigerian Police. He was on his way to honour the invitation extended to him by the Police to appear before it this morning by 8am. The Senate President had last night released a statement indicating that the Police sent a letter to him by 8pm, requesting... read more »

Nigeria: Court Grants Dasuki Bail

Nigeria: Court Grants Dasuki Bail

Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has been granted bail by an Abuja Federal High Court. In her ruling, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu stated that... read more »

Nigeria: Amnesty International Blames the Government fo...

Nigeria: Amnesty International Blames the Government for the Increased Killings

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

Biafra: Sit-At-Home Order Paralysis South-East States

Biafra: Sit-At-Home Order Paralysis South-East States

In celebration of this year’s Biafra day on May 30th, Biafra agitators staged a sit-at-home protest which was said to have recorded about 95%... read more »

Inspirational
Judiciary
Nigeria: President Speaks at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Hague

Nigeria: President Speaks at the International Criminal Court (IC...

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari was invited by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Hague to deliver the keynote address. This is to mark the court’s 20th anniversary celebration.... read more »

Breaking: Ex-Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye Sentenced to 14 Years Imprisonment

Breaking: Ex-Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye Sentenced to 14 Years Imprisonment

Mr Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state has sentenced to a 14 year jail term by an Abuja high court. Mr Dariye who was a governor of Plateau state between 1999 and 2007 was charged to by the EFCC on July 13, 2007 on a 23 count charge for money laundering allegedly diverting the State’s 1.126 billion Naira ecological funds. He was... read more »

Nigeria: Nyame, Ex-Taraba Gov. Sentenced to 14 Years fo...

Nigeria: Nyame, Ex-Taraba Gov. Sentenced to 14 Years for N1.64bn Fraud

The former governor of Taraba state was on Wednesday sentenced to a 14 year jail term for misappropriation of funds to the tune of N1.64bn. The sentence was... read more »

Nigeria: Dasuki Sues DSS, Others for Illegal Detention

Nigeria: Dasuki Sues DSS, Others for Illegal Detention

Seeks N5bn compensation The detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), has filed a fresh fundamental human rights enforcement suit... read more »

Nigeria: Produce Nnamdi Kanu By June 26 Court Tells Aba...

Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South in the upper house and two others have been ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court by June 26th 2018.

Senate Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South in the upper house and two others have been ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja to produce Nnamdi... read more »

Justice
Opinion: The Revolution Is Already Here - Femi Aribisala.

Opinion: The Revolution Is Already Here – Femi Aribisala.

Those were the days when peace of mind could be bought with hypocritical acts of philanthropy. But that just won’t do any more. It is karma time. Many years ago, as a member of the Nigerian... read more »

Nigeria: Fake Viral News about Buhari’s ICC Secret “Integrity” Dossier By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.

Nigeria: Fake Viral News about Buhari’s ICC Secret “Integrity” Dossier By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.

There is a viral message making the rounds in Nigerian social media circles about an alleged secret document from the International Criminal Court at the Hague, which shows that, “A top secret background check on global leaders, past and present,” found President Muhammadu Buhari to be “the only leader rated XXX1 on integrity, the highest... read more »

Nigeria: People of Middle Belt Defend Yourselves and Pr...

Dr. Pogu Bitrus in a press conference, called on the people of middle belt to organize themselves and defend themselves and their property

The President of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Dr. Pogu Bitrus in a press conference, called on the people of middle belt to organize themselves and defend... read more »

Breaking News: Senator Abaribe Arrested by DSS

Breaking News: Senator Abaribe Arrested by DSS

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has been arrested by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). Senator Abaribe is the Senator representing Abia South in the... read more »

Nigeria: FG Attempting to Change the Benue Killing Narr...

Nigeria: FG Attempting to Change the Benue Killing Narrative - Terrence Kuanum

The National Coordinator of the Benue Youth Forum, Terrence Kuanum has stated that the Federal Government is trying hard to change the Benue killing... read more »

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

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Tru...

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President Buhari’s... read more »

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests - Kenyatta

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests – Kenyatta

Top government officials in Kenya will be made to take lie detector tests in the government’s bid to fight corruption in the country. While announcing this, President Uhuru Kenyatta the test will be used to ascertain the integrity of its officials. He also said this move was one of the many processes the government will put in place in the... read more »

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

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 to find one finger and about 10 pairs of... read more »

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 abortions, including late-term abortions because they are carrying a female child, or be required to be continually pregnant until a male is born. The increase in... read more »

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

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

Morocco ended their World Cup campaign with a fiery performance which saw them holding Spain to a 2:2 draw. Morocco opened scoring in the 14th minute through Boutaib and Isco leveled things up for... read more »

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

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

Morocco has become the first African side to fully crash out of the tournament following a 1:0 defeat to Portugal today. Ronaldo’s 4th minute header was sufficient to seal the win for the Portuguese and a ticket home for the Moroccans. After the match, the Moroccan coach said “We qualified for a World Cup after 20 years and we’ve... read more »

News
Breaking News: Buhari Appoints Another Northerner to Head the DSS

Breaking News: Buhari Appoints Another Northerner to Head the DSS

President Buhari has appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi, another Northerner as the new Boss of the DSS. Following the sack of the former DSS boss, Lawal Daura by Vice President Yomi Osinbajo on Agust 7th... read more »

Nigeria: News of Plans to Impeach Ambode Not True - Lagos Assembly

Nigeria: News of Plans to Impeach Ambode Not True – Lagos Assembly

Lagos State’s House of Assembly has responded to the news of the impending impeachment of the sitting state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The news was refuted by Musibau Razak, the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker. According to Razak, there was no rift between the Speaker and the Governor. He described the relationship between the two as... read more »

Nigeria: APC Presents Buhari As Sole Presidential Candi...

Nigeria: APC Presents Buhari As Sole Presidential Candidate

The All Progressives Congress has officially presented President Buhari as its sole candidate for the Presidential elections of 2019. Making this known,... read more »

Opinion: Tinubu – What the Most Powerful Man in B...

Opinion: Tinubu - What the Most Powerful Man in Babylon Must Know - Fredrick Nwabufo

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I think he deserves an encomium for tipping into the expansive shoes of the sage, Obafemi... read more »

Opinion: I Hope Okija Shrine Did Not Do Permanent Damag...

Opinion: I Hope Okija Shrine Did Not Do Permanent Damage to Ngige? - Reno Omokri

“I hope Okija shrine did not do permanent damage to Chris Ngige’s psyche!” This is a questioned asked by Reno Omokri, former aid to Former... read more »

Nigeria
Sports: Nigeria Wins Seychelles 3:0

Sports: Nigeria Wins Seychelles 3:0

Nigeria this afternoon thrashed the Pirates of Seychelles 3:0. This is the Super Eagle’s second match in group E of the 2019 Afican Nations Cup qualifiers. Nigeria scored the first goal through... read more »

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

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

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 Johnson is joining the Web Wide Web Foundation as a board member. The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) — a global coalition, led by the Web Foundation,... read more »

Opinion: Removing Buhari Alone Will Not Solve All Our P...

Opinion: Removing Buhari Alone Will Not Solve All Our Problems - Fani-Kayode

Election fever has gripped our country and many want to be President. Some are serious contenders whilst others are not. Yet the truth is that our problems... read more »

Opinion: Why Nigeria Under Buhari is World Headquarters...

Opinion: Why Nigeria Under Buhari is World Headquarters for Extreme Poverty – Reno Omokri

On Wednesday the 29th of August, 2018, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited Nigeria with a plane full of business people to help Britain make money in... read more »

Nigeria: Saraki Declares Intention to Run for President

Nigeria: Saraki Declares Intention to Run for President

Amidst the political upheaval with himself and his former party the APC, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has declared his intention to run for... read more »

Opinion
Opinion: The World Certainly Does Not Want Buhari Back by SKC Ogbonnia

Opinion: The World Certainly Does Not Want Buhari Back by SKC Ogb...

I mentioned this earlier. About ten days ago, I revealed to our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and fellow Nigerians that the world is against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second... read more »

Opinion: Why PDP is Ten Times Better than APC - Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Why PDP is Ten Times Better than APC – Femi Aribisala

APC is an expired drug. Nigerians now know what it means to vote against good luck. I have said time and again I am not a member of the PDP. I am saying it again. I have never been and will never be a member of any political party in Nigeria. I have also said I do not know personally, have never met or even ever spoken to President Goodluck... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Will Win Despite Defections – Key...

Nigeria: Buhari Will Win Despite Defections - Keyamo

Mr Festus Keyamo SAN, Director Strategic Communications, of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, has said that President Buhari will be... read more »

Nigeria: Senators that Defected Love Bribe and are Afra...

Nigeria: Senators that Defected Love Bribe and are Afraid of Buhari - El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State has stated that the senators that defected from the APC were afraid of what Buhari would do to them in his second... read more »

Opinion: How Bad Does Nigeria Have to Get?

Opinion: How Bad Does Nigeria Have to Get?

When a business becomes unprofitable and insolvent, it is put through the bankruptcy courts where it undergoes financial ‘restructuring’. This can involve... read more »

Politics
Nigeria: Nigeria Suffering International Embarrassment Because of Buhari - PDP

Nigeria: Nigeria Suffering International Embarrassment Because of...

President Muhammadu Buhari has made Nigeria a subject of international scorn. This is the response of the People’s Democratic Party to the recent report by the Financial Times which alleged... read more »

Nigeria: The Tinubu Rhetoric - My Response by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Nigeria: The Tinubu Rhetoric – My Response by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki

I have always restrained from joining issues in the media with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and this is based on my respect for him. However, I will not allow him to create a wrong, false and mischievous impression about the reasons for my decision to exit the All Progressives Congress (APC) and present his prejudice as facts for public... read more »

Nigeria: No Foreign Pressure on President Buhari to Dro...

Nigeria: No Foreign Pressure on President Buhari to Drop 2nd Term Bid – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has debunked rumours that the President was under pressure from foreign nations to drop... read more »

Nigeria: Oshiomole is Like a Rain Beaten Chicken Crying...

Nigeria: Oshiomole is Like a Rain Beaten Chicken Crying All over the Place - Saraki

Saraki has responded to Adams Oshiomole’s statement, describing the APC chairman as a rain beaten chicken crying all over the place. The full text of... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Our Consensus Candidate – APC Rep...

Nigeria: Buhari Our Consensus Candidate - APC Reps

APC members of the House of Representative have chosen President Buhari as their consensus candidate. This position was made known to the media after the APC... read more »

Press Statement
Nigeria: PDP To Buhari - Not Too Young To Run is PDP Initiative

Nigeria: PDP To Buhari – Not Too Young To Run is PDP Initia...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lampoons President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for attempting to parade themselves as the architects of the ‘Not Too Young to Run... read more »

Biafra: Another Successful Quasi Referendum - Evang. Elliot

Biafra: Another Successful Quasi Referendum – Evang. Elliot

Again, our people have spoken with one voice in completely paralyzing our region by staying at home yesterday in demonstration to the world, where we stand. Despite intimidations, harassment and threats from certain quarters, our people resolutely stayed indoors yesterday. We commend our people, for standing on the truth. This is particularly... read more »

Religion
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 need for... read more »

Nigeria: Ex-President Jonathan Did A Lot for the North - Sheikh Gumi

Nigeria: Ex-President Jonathan Did A Lot for the North – Sheikh Gumi

Radical Muslim cleric, Ahmad Gumi has openly confessed that ex-president Jonathan did a lot for the north. In a Ramadan tafsir sermon in which he thoroughly berated President Buhari for his non-performance and the increased killings in the country, he pointed out that former President Jonathan built nine universities and over 150 Almajiri schools... read more »

World: Pope Francis Requests Roman Catholic Priests Be ...

World: Pope Francis Requests Roman Catholic Priests Be Given the Right to Get Married

Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an... read more »

Nigeria: CAN Disowns Arewa Pastors Forum

Nigeria: CAN Disowns Arewa Pastors Forum

Challenges group to publish list of clerics on opposition payroll The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has dissociated itself from a group of Northern... read more »

World: ICC concludes preliminary investigation into Shi...

ICC concludes preliminary investigation into Shiites massacre, continues probe of IPOB killings

THE International Criminal Court is moving gradually towards prosecution of Nigerian officials involved in the December 2015 massacre of members of Islamic... read more »

Security
Nigeria: Seven Police Officers Killed by Armed Attackers in Abuja

Nigeria: Seven Police Officers Killed by Armed Attackers in Abuja

Seven men of the Nigerian Police Force have been reportedly gunned down by unknown armed attackers this afternoon at Abuja. The incident is said to have taken place at the Galadimawa Junction, off... read more »

Nigeria: There Was No Police Protest - Nigerian Police Force

Nigeria: There Was No Police Protest – Nigerian Police Force

The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, Ag. DCP Jimoh O. Moshood has stated that there was no protest by any officers in Maiduguri. According to him, they only went to inquire about their pending allowances. Videos obtained by different media houses however tell a different story Find below the full text of the disclaimer from Force... read more »

Nigeria: Mikel’s Dad Kidnapped 4 Hours Before Arg...

Nigeria: Mikel's Dad Kidnapped 4 Hours Before Argentinian Match

Mikel’s dad was kidnapped about four hours before the kick-off Super Eagle’s last group match which was with Argentina. Just before the match, he... read more »

Nigeria: Plateau and PDP’s Crocodile Tears – Pres...

Nigeria: Plateau and PDP's Crocodile Tears – Presidency

The sad and unfortunate killings in Plateau State over the weekend have been turned to opportunity to once again play irresponsible politics, particularly by... read more »

Nigeria: Produce Offa Robbery Gang Leader or be Sued &#...

Nigeria: Produce Offa Robbery Gang Leader or be Sued - CSOs to Police

Following the rumoured death of the leader of the gang that carried out the Offa robbery that claimed about 33 persons, some Civil Society Organizations have... 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 »

South Africa
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... read more »

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigerian authorities have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year. According to a letter to that effect (seen by Daily Times reporter) issued on Tuesday by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation(NBC), the license issued to them in 2014 by... read more »

Sport
Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

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

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Head Coach

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

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 »

Sports: Nigerian Coach, Salisu Yusuf Caught on Video Re...

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... 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... read more »

Terrorism
Nigeria: Nine Killed and 45 Houses Destroyed In Fresh Benue Attacks

Nigeria: Nine Killed and 45 Houses Destroyed In Fresh Benue Attac...

No fewer than nine persons have been killed and 45 houses destroyed in fresh herdsmen attacks that took place in three different communities Tuesday night. According to the report on Daily Post, the... read more »

Nigeria: Fresh Attack by Armed Herdsmen Leave Eight Dead

Nigeria: Fresh Attack by Armed Herdsmen Leave Eight Dead

About eight persons have been killed in a fresh attack by armed herdsmen in Tseadough village in Kwande local council of Benue State. The attack which took place on Saturday night left seven persons dead and six injured. One of the injured later died at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital where they were rushed to for treatment. According... read more »

Nigeria: Ohanaeze Youths Vow to Defend Igboland

Nigeria: Ohanaeze Youths Vow to Defend Igboland

The Ohanaeze Youth Council, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has backed Danjuma’s self-defence call. OYC President,... read more »

Nigeria: Five Die in Fresh Fulani Crisis in Benue

Nigeria: Five Die in Fresh Fulani Crisis in Benue

Five people have been killed in fresh attacks by herdsmen in different locations of Benue State. Four persons were reportedly killed by herdsmen at the Guma... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Is Not In Charge of Anything – Se...

Nigeria: Buhari Is Not In Charge of Anything - Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party, the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and the National Conscience Party have berated Buhari over the IG’s refusal to... 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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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 score was maintained for much of the... read more »

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

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 minute Trippier goal, England gave up their lead in 68th minute when Perisic stabbed in Croatia’s equalizer from a cross. After the game was levelled, Croatia had more chances to bury... 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 »

World Cup: Russia’s World Cup Ends as they Lose 3...

World Cup: Russia's World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

Despite scoring the first goal of the match, hosts Russia lost the game 3:4 on penalties to Croatia. After Cheryshev put Russia ahead in the 31st minute, it... read more »

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 19...

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... read more »

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Nigeria: APC Spokesperson Defects to PDP

Nigeria: APC Spokesperson Defects to PDP

The spokesperson for the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi has resigned his position and exited the party. This continues the wave of defections from the ruling party. Giving... read more »

Nigeria: Bukola Saraki Finally Decamps from APC to PDP

Nigeria: Bukola Saraki Finally Decamps from APC to PDP

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki has finally decamped from the ruling APC to the main opposition PDP. It will be recalled that Saraki was one of the PDP Governors who left prior to the... read more »

Nigeria: Samuel Ortom Finally Defects to PDP

Nigeria: Samuel Ortom Finally Defects to PDP

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has finally announced his defection from APC to PDP. He had days back announced that the party had given him the red card and that he was not yet... read more »

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Biafra: IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu Vindicated by the ACHPR

Biafra: IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu Vindicated by the ACHPR

Says the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group, the attacks by Federal Government agencies on its members constitute a prima facie violation of the... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Threatens to Disrupt Ohanaeze’s Meetings on Restructuring

Biafra: IPOB Threatens to Disrupt Ohanaeze’s Meetings on Restruct...

DESPITE its apology and regrets for disrupting the Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, meeting of Igbo leaders in Enugu recently, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has threatened to... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Expresses Outrage Over Disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu’s Case File at Appeal Court

Biafra: IPOB Expresses Outrage Over Disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu’...

The indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed outrage over the alleged declaration that its leader’s case file was missing in court. IPOB said that the Court of Appeal, sitting in... read more »

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World Cup: Belgium Survives Japan Scare, Wins 3:2

World Cup: Belgium Survives Japan Scare, Wins 3:2

Belgium looked like they were surely on their way out when Japan scored the first two goals of the match in about 7 minutes of the resumption of the second half. This was after the first... read more »

Breaking News: FG to Move Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12

Breaking News: FG Moves Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12

The Federal Government of Nigeria has changed the date democracy day is celebrated from May 29 to June 12. There has for some time been clamours from a section of the country for the... read more »

BREAKING: Kaduna factional APC office demolished

BREAKING: Kaduna Factional APC Office Demolished

The factional office of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was on Tuesday demolished. Our correspondent learnt that the one-storey building on 11B... read more »

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Nigeria: Ekiti Elections - Party Agents Arrested for Sharing Money at Polling Stations

Nigeria: Ekiti Elections – Party Agents Arrested for Sharing Money at Polling Statio...

Security operatives arrested at least five party agents who were sharing monetary incentives at different polling stations in the gubernatorial elections in Ekiti today. Some of them were... read more »

Nigeria: Sack Adeosun Now for NYSC Certificate Forgery - PDP

Nigeria: Sack Adeosun Now for NYSC Certificate Forgery – PD...

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Buhari to immediately sack the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun over the alleged NYSC certificate forgery. Adeosun had... read more »

Nigeria: Okada Rider's Death Triggers Mob Attack On Police Station

Nigeria: Okada Rider’s Death Triggers Mob Attack On Police ...

An angry mob attacked the Ibeshe Police station in Ikorodu, Lagos state on Wednesday following the death of an Okada rider that morning. It was learnt that an Okada rider by the name Paul... read more »

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Nigeria: Senator President Implicated in Offa Bank Robbery

Nigeria: Senator President Implicated in Offa Bank Robbery

The Nigerian Police Force has invited the Nigerian Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to answer some questions regarding the Offa robbery which led to the death of a total of about 33... read more »

Nigeria: Fulani Kills Artisan in Oyo

Nigeria: Fulani Kills Artisan in Oyo

A 25-year-old welder has been killed by a Fulani man in his shop in the Sabo area of Orile-Igbon town in Oyo State after a fight broke out at a joint close to the deceased... read more »

Nigeria: Shocker! Monkeys Swallow N70m Belonging to Northern Senators

Nigeria: Shocker! Monkeys Swallow N70m Belonging to Northern Sena...

After a shocking confession of an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which claimed that a mysterious snake allegedly swallowed N36 million naira, from the... read more »

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Nigeria: Ikeja NBA Gives Lagos Seven-day Ultimatum to Reverse Land Use Charge

Nigeria: Ikeja NBA Gives Lagos Seven-day Ultimatum to Reverse Land Use Charge

The Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, has given the Lagos State Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse the recent hike in Land Use Charge. The Chairman, NBA Ikeja Branch, Mr.... read more »

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Nigeria: IGP Disobeyed Buhari's Order to Stay In benue

Nigeria: IGP Disobeyed Buhari’s Order to Stay In benue

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration on Monday that he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ignored his instruction to relocate to Benue... read more »

Nigeria: Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

Nigeria: Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has again called on the federal government to act fast in its bid to find lasting solution over herdsmen attack in the country, especially... read more »

Nigeria: Southerners are Biased, Plotting to Split North – Prof Ango Abdullahi

Nigeria: Southerners are Biased, Plotting to Split North – Prof A...

…Says cattle rearers are fighting back over injustice …Asks: What makes the kidnapping of Olu Falae so special? …‘Those who live in Lagos don’t know what is happening in... read more »

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Nigeria: Successful Heart Surgeries Performed in JUTH

Nigeria: Successful Heart Surgeries Performed in JUTH

Four patients over the period of four weeks had successful heart surgeries at the Jos University Teaching Hopsital, Jos Plateau State. According to the hospital’s Chief Medical... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Leaves for UK

Nigeria: Buhari Leaves for UK

To meet Theresa May, others. President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Monday, travel to United Kingdom. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a... read more »

Health: What is the Best Time of Day to Run?

Health: What is the Best Time of Day to Run?

Will running in the morning provide any extra benefits compared to training at any other time of day? Blackmores’ Online Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach Andrew Cate weighs up the... read more »

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World: Nigerian - Chile Eboe-Osuji Elected President of the ICC

World: Nigerian – Chile Eboe-Osuji Elected President of the ICC

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session on 11 March 2018, elected Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji (Nigeria) as President of the Court for a three-year term... read more »

Nigeria: Underage Voters are Registered Because Registration Officers' Lives are Threatened - INEC

Nigeria: Underage Voters are Registered Because Registration Offi...

The Independent National Electoral Commission says some underage voters are being registered in some parts of the country because the lives of registration officers are being threatened by... read more »

Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Vigilante, Release Arrested Herdsmen in Edo

Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Vigilante, Release Arrested Herdsmen in Ed...

Tragedy struck in Obadolovbiyeyi community in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State when a vigilante, Efe Igbnovia, was shot dead by some soldiers. It was gathered that a local... read more »

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Nigeria: Gov. Samuel Ortom Defects from APC

Nigeria: Gov. Samuel Ortom Defects from APC

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has defected from the APC. Ortom announced his departure from the party on Sunday at the government house while he was swearing in his new Special Adviser... read more »

Nigeria: APC's Fayemi Wins Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections

Nigeria: APC’s Fayemi Wins Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections

The keenly contested battle between APC and PDP in the just concluded gubernatorial elections in Ekiti state of Nigeria has been won by the ruling party, APC. For many months before the... read more »

Nigeria: Kogi PDP Rejects Melaye as Party's Flag Bearer

Nigeria: Kogi PDP Rejects Melaye as Party’s Flag Bearer

The Kogi West Elders’ Forum of the PDP has rejected having Senator Dino Melaye as the party’s flag bearer for his senatorial district. The group said it will vehemently reject all... read more »

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Nigeria: Samuel Ortom Rescinds Decision, Remains In APC

Nigeria: Samuel Ortom Rescinds Decision, Remains In APC

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has made a U-turn on his decision to leave the ruling party APC. His decision came after he met with the party’s new chairman Adams... read more »

Nigeria: No Breakup In APC Says Oshiomole and Abdullahi

Nigeria: No Breakup In APC Says Oshiomole and Abdullahi

There’s no break up; my friend, if one Galadima of no particular political address says that he’s not happy, that’s fine – Adams Oshiomole The APC wishes to affirm that there... read more »

World Cup: Nigeria Loses 1:2 to Argentina, Crashes Out of the World Cup

World Cup: Nigeria Loses 1:2 to Argentina, Crashes Out of the Wor...

The Nigerian Super Eagles this evening lost 1:2 to the Argentinians. In a match which promised to be highly competitive, Argentina came needing a win to qualify while Nigeria needed a... read more »

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Nigeria: I’ll Review Appointments to Address Marginalisation – Buhari

Nigeria: I’ll Review Appointments to Address Marginalisation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari told Catholic bishops in Abuja today that he would take a second look at appointments made by the Federal Government to redress issues being raised. He said the... read more »

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Nigeria: No Cattle Colony in Ebonyi, Governor Umahi Insists

Nigeria: No Cattle Colony in Ebonyi, Governor Umahi Insists

David Umahi of Ebonyi State, weekend insisted that no part of the state would be given for establishment of cattle colony. This came as Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, warned South East... read more »

It’s Wrong to Call Fulanis Killers — Okorocha

Nigeria: It’s Wrong to Call Fulanis Killers — Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha, said, yesterday that it would be wrong for anybody to link the Fulanis to the killings by herdsmen in the country. Okorocha defended the Fulanis, when members of... read more »

Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Father of Two in Ekiti

Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Father of Two in Ekiti

There was palpable tension in Ipao-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Sunday, as suspected herdsmen identified as Bororos allegedly killed a father of two, Olayemi Tunde,... read more »

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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 »

World Cup: Sweden Triumph 1:0 Over Switzerland

World Cup: Sweden Triumph 1:0 Over Switzerland

Sweden triumphed 1:0 over their fellow European representative after a keenly contested match. After having played out a goalless first half, a 66th minute goal by Forsberg was enough to... read more »

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Nigeria: Herdsmen to Pay for Grazing Reserves, Says Osinbajo

Nigeria: Herdsmen to Pay for Grazing Reserves, Says Osinbajo

…state, community police will end killings – VP Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday stated that the Federal Government lacked the powers to seize land from states for the... read more »

Nigeria: Herdsmen Enjoying Support of Highly Placed Nigerians - Benue State Govt.

Nigeria: Herdsmen Enjoying Support of Highly Placed Nigerians ...

Piqued by statements credited to top government functionaries over the Benue killings, the state government has insisted that the rampaging killer herdsmen attacking various communities in... read more »

Nigeria: Nigeria: Herdsmen Attack, Sack Gov. Ortom’s Farmhouse

Nigeria: Nigeria: Herdsmen Attack, Sack Gov. Ortom’s Farmhouse

Suspected herdsmen, yesterday, attacked Waku village and a part of Gbajimba town, all in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two persons, and destroying Governor Samuel... read more »

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World Cup: England Escapes Narrowly, Wins Colombia on Penalties

World Cup: England Escapes Narrowly, Wins Colombia on Penalties

England escaped a possible defeat to Colombia after the match went into extra time. The English team had taken the lead in the second half (having played a goalless first half) through a... read more »

World Cup: Brazel Edges Out Mexico 2:0 to Advance to the Quarter Finals

World Cup: Brazil Edges Out Mexico 2:0 to Advance to the Quarter ...

The Samba boys beat the Mexican team by 2:0 to advance to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Both teams played out a goalless first half with the Mexicans enjoying more of the ball... read more »

World Cup: Croatia Knocks Out Denmark on Penalties

World Cup: Croatia Knocks Out Denmark on Penalties

In a match that started with two quick goals – one for each side, there was surprisingly no other goals. After Jorgensen scored for the Danes in the very 1st minute of the game and... read more »

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  • Nigeria: Metuh appears in court on a stretcher

    Nigeria: Metuh appears in court on a stretcher

    A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, was on Monday produced on a stretcher before the Federal High Court in Abuja for his ongoing trial... read more »

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