Breaking News: Elections Postponed to 23rd February

Breaking News: Elections Postponed to 23rd February

After the initial denials by INEC, it has officially come out to announce the postponement of today’s scheduled elections to the 23rd of February. See Also: Breaking News: Elections not Postponed – INEC While giving his reasons for the postponement, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu... read more »

Breaking News: Elections not Postponed - INEC

Breaking News: Elections not Postponed – INEC

Following a rumour that INEC might be thinking of postponing the Presidential and house of assembly elections, INEC has come out to refute the rumour. According to Mr. Festus Okoye, a National commissioner in charge of voter education, elections will hold as planned. he called on voters to ignore... read more »

Breaking News: Nigerian Presidential Elections may be Postponed!

Breaking News: Nigerian Presidential Elections may be Postponed!

There are indications that the presidential and national assembly elections slated to hold tomorrow may be postponed. News reaching us has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently in a crucial meeting with stakeholders to determine the way forward. It is suspected... read more »

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

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

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, the leader of IPOB said the election boycott had been called off. According to him, their preconditions and... read more »

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Press Release: PDP To Buhari Presidency: False Alarm Will Not Help You

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no amount of fabrications, false alarm, blackmail and resort to violence by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency can sway Nigerians or help their plots to rig the 2019 Presidential election. The party... read more »

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Nigeria: Afenifere Endorses Atiku for President

Afenifere, the leading pan Yoruba group has in a communique released yesterday endorsed the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar. The communique is published below: At the General Meeting of the AFENIFERE held at Akure Ondo State at the Residence of the LEADER Chief RF... read more »

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Opinion: Forget Onnoghen; Let’s Talk about Buhari’s Asset Declaration Fraud by F...

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 why Buhari is a double-dyed scammer who should be in jail. First, it was Buhari... read more »

Africa
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... read more »

Nigeria: APC Denies Knowledge of Giant Broom Constructed in Abuja

Nigeria: APC Denies Knowledge of Giant Broom Constructed in Abuja

Nigerians have been speaking out castigating the ruling party for wasting funds, constructing a giant broom at the Abuja City Gate. The broom is APC’s symbol and the giant broom has the APC logo boldly stamped on it. Following the massive criticism that trailed this construction, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, the Publicity Secretary for the All... read more »

Opinion: All Hell will Break Lose if Buhari Rigs the El...

Opinion: All Hell will Break Lose if Buhari Rigs Election – Fani-Kayode

As the general elections are set to take place in a few days, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who is a known critic of the Buhari administration has said that any... read more »

Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Electoral Process o...

Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Electoral Process or Incite Violence Must be Held to Account - US

As the Nigerian general elections looms close, the United States Government yesterday fired a cautioning shot to all actors, warning that “those who... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

Agriculture
Nigeria: 38 Groups On Warpath Over Agricultural Biotechnology

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 the ire of 38 civic groups in the... read more »

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

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 Nations is marking the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, farmers are being reminded that they are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance. They are being reminded that they have a... 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 »

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: Government has Created Almost 9 Million Jobs &...

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... 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
Nigeria: IPOB Insists on Boycotting the 2019 General Elections

Nigeria: IPOB Insists on Boycotting the 2019 General Elections

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that its position on boycotting the 2019 elections has not changed. In a statement credited to Mazi Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor,... read more »

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

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 and motor parks were deserted. Commercial operations were non existent. Even the usually busy Niger bridge was deserted as no vehicular or human traffic was visible. IPOB claims that the... read more »

Biafra: No to the Proposed Sit-At-Home Order On Septemb...

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

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... read more »

Biafra: Swiss Embassy Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Family...

Biafra: Swiss Embassy Denies Nnamdi Kanu 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... 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 »

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: Ezekwesili Drops Out of Presidential Race to Give Room for a Coalition

Breaking News: Ezekwesili Drops Out of Presidential Race to Give ...

Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has announced her withdrawal from the Presidential race. Her reason for withdrawing is to give room for a proper coalition that will have the muscle to defeat the... 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 »

Breaking News: Suspended NHIS Executive Secretary Escor...

Breaking News: Suspended NHIS Executive Secretary Escorted into the Premises by Tear Gas Firing Policemen

Professor Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary for the National Health Insurance Scheme who was recently suspended was this morning escorted into the premises... read more »

Breaking News: Atiku Picks Peter Obi as Running Mate

Breaking News: Atiku Picks Peter Obi as Running Mate

The Presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku has picked former governor of Anambra State, Dr Peter Obi as his running... read more »

Breaking News: Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi A...

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

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

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Burundi
Business
Nigeria: Wike Snubs Media, Presents N.5 Trillion Budget

Nigeria: Wike Snubs Media, Presents N.5 Trillion Budget

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Christmas eve presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill of around half a trillion naira to the state House of Assembly for necessary legislative action without... read more »

Opinion: Shocking Fact - Why Nigeria's Power Sector Privatization is not Succeeding

Opinion: Shocking Fact – Why Nigeria’s Power Sector Privatization is not Succeeding

Despite the fact that privatisation was necessary, the wicked 1999 Constitution actually planned its failure by bringing up agencies, controls and over Lordship that must kill it. So the federal government Electricity Power Sector Reform Act in 2005 (EPSRA 2005) which led to the creation of PHCN, NERC, NBET, NESI, and the unbundling of NEPA... read more »

Nigeria: Angry Youths Disrupt Oil Production As Akwa Ib...

Nigeria: Angry Youths Disrupt Oil Production As Akwa Ibom Crisis Takes Toll On American Oil Major

The unfolding political crisis in Akwa Ibom State, one of the big oil states in Southern Nigeria that has been relatively very peaceful till the advent of a... read more »

Nigeria: Return Our Stolen Asset, Not Give Doomsday Pro...

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

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... 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 »

Cameroon
Corruption
Nigeria: Code of Conduct Tribunal Cannot Try Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria: Code of Conduct Tribunal Cannot Try Chief Justice Walter...

In a reaction from legal practitioners, it is becoming clear that the Code of Conduct Tribunal has no jurisdiction to try the Chief Justice of the Federation. In a post published by a lawyer, the... read more »

Opinion: Justice Onnoghen and The Rising Fascism in Nigeria by Achike Chude

Opinion: Justice Onnoghen and The Rising Fascism in Nigeria by Achike Chude

In any society that predominantly seeks excellence, it should be standard practice that every infraction, especially those by public officials is investigated. It is therefore expected that every action carried out by government towards sanitizing the polity should be upheld and applauded by the public because everybody ultimately benefits. This... read more »

Nigeria: The Charge and Planned Arraignment of the Hon....

Nigeria: The Charge and Planned Arraignment of the Hon. Chief Justice Onoghen

Our attention has been drawn to the trending news that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onoghen has been charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal,... read more »

Nigeria: Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Onnoghen, to be Arrai...

Nigeria: Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Onnoghen, to be Arraigned at CCT Monday

The Federal Government has asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, to immediately vacate his exalted office as head of the nation’s... read more »

Nigeria: Amina Zakari is Lying About her Relationship w...

Nigeria: Amina Zakari is Lying About her Relationship with Buhari by Farooq Kperogi

Mrs. Amina Zakari just said to the BBC, “I’m not [Buhari’s] niece.” That’s flat-out mendacious. And it puts a huge question mark on her honesty,... read more »

Crime
Opinion: Asiwaju's Boys - Angels of Death and Mayhem by Femi OmoYoruba

Opinion: Asiwaju’s Boys – Angels of Death and Mayhem ...

Talo Skibo , MC Oluomo, Koko Zaria, Hamburger, Esi Oluwo, Kunle Poly, Owoseni, Nayam, Mamok. Reasearch these names. They are thugs, not just your average thugs, though. They are millionaires. Why are... read more »

Nigeria: LASTMA Officer Shot Dead By Suspected F-SARS Officer

Nigeria: LASTMA Officer Shot Dead By Suspected F-SARS Officer

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, identified as Rotimi Adeyemo, was shot dead in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Alimosho Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday. PUNCH Metro gathered that Adeyemo, while controlling traffic at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout, stopped a motorist, who was alleged to be an operative of the... read more »

Nigeria: Osun Elelctions – PDP Alleges Crack Down...

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

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... read more »

Opinion: Still On Adebayo Shittu’s Service Scanda...

Opinion: Still On Adebayo Shittu's Service Scandal

I am taken aback by the line of defence proffered by Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu for skipping National Youth Service. Is the man... read more »

Nigeria: Police Dismisses 3 Officers for Illegal Raid o...

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

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

Economy
Opinion: Northern Sentiment Southern Ointment by Mansur Isah Buhari

Opinion: Northern Sentiment Southern Ointment by Mansur Isah Buh...

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

Nigeria: As Buhari Engages Big Oil Firms On PIGB, Concerns Are Growing In Niger Delta

Nigeria: As Buhari Engages Big Oil Firms On PIGB, Concerns Are Growing In Niger Delta

Ahead of the 2019 general elections coming up in a matter of weeks, there are disturbing concerns in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas basin, as the restive circles are considering to return to the creeks to halt continued oil production if Abuja fails to play ball. Before now, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was... read more »

Nigeria: Stop Trying to Deceive Nigerians – PDP t...

Nigeria: Stop Trying to Deceive Nigerians - PDP to Osinbajo

The People’s Democratic Party has advised Vice President Osinbajo to stop trying to deceive Nigerians manipulated figures. According to the PDP, this was... read more »

Nigeria: N211 million Worth of Gold Seized at the Airpo...

Nigeria: N211 million Worth of Gold Seized at the Airport by the EFCC

Gold worth about N211 million was prevented from being transported out of the country illegally by the EFCC at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport,... read more »

Nigeria: Warring Executive, Legislature Close Ranks To ...

Nigeria: Warring Executive, Legislature Close Ranks To Combat Natural Resources Theft In Nigeria

Despite the festering cold war between the Executive and the Legislative arms of the Nigerian government, the two organs of governance appear to be finding a... read more »

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

Nigeria: New Finance Minister Gained Admission into ABU at 14 Yea...

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

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

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

A video of some school girls performing at a competition wearing very skimpy outfits, has sparked serious outrage. The outfit which leaves the breasts and buttocks exposed is known as “inkciyo” and is a traditional wear of the Xhosa ethnic group, the second largest ethnic group in South Africa. Following the outrage, the choirmaster of... 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... 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 »

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
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 restoring... read more »

Nigeria: Popular Nigerian Presenter Diplomatic OPJ Resigns Following Government Pressure On Wazobia FM

Nigeria: Popular Nigerian Presenter Diplomatic OPJ Resigns Following Government Pressure On Wazobia FM

I Opute Pius Junior popularly known as DIPLOMATIC OPJ hereby wield this medium to officially announce to the public and our teeming fans that I and my radio TEAM that comprises of FISAYO, NAJITE AND VANESSA are no longer with WAZOBIA FM nor with any other sister station under AIM GROUP. It had been a wonderful and very interesting TEN-YEAR... 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 »

Nigeria: Davido Mocks EFCC, Tells Them to Also Freeze H...

In what was clearly a mockery of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Davido responding to the alleged freezing of his account tweeted... read more »

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

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... read more »

Environment
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 »

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

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 sent to ExxonMobil loud and clear that, as long as it is operating within the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it must be subject to Nigerian laws. If you were to visit the... read more »

Fashion
Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

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

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

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

The replica of the Nigerian Super Eagle’s kit which was released for sale to the public on June 1 has sold out on the first day with about three million pre-orders. People were seen queuing up outside Nike’s store in London in a bid to get the kit which sold for £64.95 (about N32,000). The Nigerian kit appears to have won them new... read more »

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 »

Fulani Herdsmen: About 50 Killed in Fresh Attacks at Adamawa

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 in Gojefa, Bujum Yashi, Bujum Waya, Sabon layi and Bujum Kasuwa, all vilages in Numan Local Government Area of the state. The attack also affected the following communities in Taraba state:... read more »

Nigeria: South-East Governors Reject Ranching, Stop Her...

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... 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 »

Gabon
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
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 »

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 Maio to the EU

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 said France had “never stopped colonising tens of African states”. Ever since Italy’s Five Star and League parties came to power in June 2018... read more »

Opinion: Nigeria in the Throes of Anarchy – by Mi...

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

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... read more »

Nigeria: PDP Condemns Freezing of Peter Obi’s Acc...

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... 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 »

Inspirational
Judiciary
Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country - Niger Delta Agitators

Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake th...

A coalition known as the Niger Delta Agitators has issued a warning to the Federal Government regarding what they term the harassment of the Chief Justice of the federation. According to the group,... read more »

Nigeria: Chief Justice Onnoghen Fails to Appear before the CCT

Nigeria: Chief Justice Onnoghen Fails to Appear before the CCT

We are not just challenging jurisdiction, we are even challenging the jurisdiction of this tribunal to even snif that charge – Olanipekun (SAN) The Chief Justice of Nigeria, on Monday, failed to appear before the tribunal to be docked to enable him to take his plea to the six-count criminal charge against him. At exactly 10am when the... 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 »

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... read more »

Nigeria: President Speaks at the International Criminal...

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

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari was invited by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Hague to deliver the keynote address. This is to mark the... read more »

Justice
Opinion: New IGP - Why Progressive Northerners Should be Embarrassed by Farooq Kperogi

Opinion: New IGP – Why Progressive Northerners Should be Em...

In August 2015, when I first publicly voiced out my disapproval of what I called the embarrassingly undisguised ‘Arewacentricity’ of Buhari’s appointments, a few people, mostly... read more »

Nigeria: Should Buhari probe the Power Sector, OBJ Won't Escape Prosecution - Oshiomole

Nigeria: Should Buhari probe the Power Sector, OBJ Won’t Escape Prosecution – Oshiomole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo would not escape prosecution if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to probe the power sector. The former governor of Edo State spoke in Jos during the opening of Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong’s reelection campaign... read more »

Opinion: A Compromised INEC is Murdering Nigeria’...

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

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... read more »

Nigeria: Osun Elections – Davido Calls on Buhari ...

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

Popular Nigerian Musician and nephew to the PDP candidate in the recently conducted Osun Gubernatorial elections has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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
Nigeria: Soyinka Endorses Kingsley Moghalu of YPP for President

Nigeria: Soyinka Endorses Kingsley Moghalu of YPP for President

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka shocked a lot of Nigerians when he endorsed Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), for President. Soyinka and his civil society... read more »

Nigeria: FCDA Prevents Atiku from Using Abuja Ground for Campaign Rally

Nigeria: FCDA Prevents Atiku from Using Abuja Ground for Campaign Rally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has stopped it from using the Old Parade Ground in Abuja for its presidential mega rally scheduled for this morning. While the PDP Presidential candidate is struggling for venue for its Abuja rally, President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the ruling All... read more »

Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu’s YPP, Fela Durotoye’s ANN Fo...

Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu’s YPP, Fela Durotoye’s ANN Form Alliance

The leadership of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Young Progressives Party (YPP), on Friday, merged to form a new coalition known as ‘The... read more »

Nigeria: Press Statement by APC President Campaign Coun...

Nigeria: Press Statement by APC President Campaign Council on Atiku's Clandestine Visit to the U.S

In our press release issued on Sunday, December 30, 2018, titled “WHEN THE THIEF IS SHOUTING THIEF”: THE CASE OF ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR”, we correctly... read more »

Opinion: Points for Concern and Action by Chief Olusegu...

Opinion: Points for Concern and Action by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

I am concerned as a democrat who believes that with faithful and diligent practice of democracy, we can get over most of our political problems and move... read more »

Nigeria
Opinion: Why the Code of Conduct Tribunal Lacks Jurisdiction to Try the CJN

Opinion: Why the Code of Conduct Tribunal Lacks Jurisdiction to T...

Word on the street is that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen admitted guilt to the Code of Conduct investigators and tried to excuse it by pleading mistake. The next... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari and Osinbajo to Participate in a Live Televised Presidential Townhall Interactive Programme

Nigeria: Buhari and Osinbajo to Participate in a Live Televised Presidential Townhall Interactive Programme

PRESS RELEASE BY APC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL: PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND VICE-PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO TO PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL TOWNHALL INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019 AT 8:00PM The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Vice-President Prof. Yemi... read more »

Opinion: Buhari, Tinubu and the Abdication of Responsib...

Opinion: Buhari, Tinubu and the Abdication of Responsibility By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, despite the open and brazen braggadocious posturings of the ruling party, things seem to be fast falling apart within the All People’s... read more »

Opinion: 2019 Elections and Amina Zakari by Reuben Abat...

Opinion: 2019 Elections and Amina Zakari by Reuben Abati

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised severally in the lead up to the 2019 general elections, that he would ensure a free, fair, transparent and credible... read more »

Nigeria: Our First Priority is Keeping America Safe and...

Nigeria: Our First Priority is Keeping America Safe and Secure - APC

A website identified as APC’s official website has been reported to have published plagiarized content. In a thoroughly embarrassing development, the... read more »

Opinion
Opinion: Clouds of War Gathering Over Nigeria by Alhaji Bashir Tofa

Opinion: Clouds of War Gathering Over Nigeria by Alhaji Bashir To...

The clouds of war are gathering with blood sucking gods that follow the perching of vultures. Vultures from Europe, vultures from England, vultures from Asia, yes, vultures from America that deal on... read more »

Opinion: It's Amaechi's Voice but It was Doctored by Olawale Olaleye

Opinion: It’s Amaechi’s Voice but It was Doctored by Olawale Olaleye

What you have been listening to is the doctored version of his encounter with the blackmailers, who had been on his case in over five months, asking for money and threatening to release the tape close to the election period. Since my brother and friend, the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi started trending with a supposedly... read more »

Opinion: The Elevation of Incompetence – By Shaka...

Opinion: The Elevation of Incompetence - By Shaka Momodu

There is a struggle going on in Nigeria. It is a struggle between two evils – one, less so with a touch of human face and the other, extremely so – aloof,... read more »

Opinion: INEC’s Troubling Missteps Amid Aso Rock’s Desp...

Opinion: INEC’s Troubling Missteps Amid Aso Rock’s Desperation by Farooq A. Kperogi

There is a noticeable whirl of feverish desperation in the Presidential Villa. No perceptive person can miss that.  From indiscriminately arresting and... read more »

Opinion: The Many Contradictions of Muhammadu Buhari by...

Opinion: The Many Contradictions of Muhammadu Buhari by Reno Omokri

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed everybody but himself for his problems and now that he has gotten to the end of his tenure, he has run out of human... read more »

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Politics
Nigeria: Buhari Has Done Well for South-East and South-South Geopolitical Zones - Gov. Obiano

Nigeria: Buhari Has Done Well for South-East and South-South Geop...

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the second Niger Bridge. He said the President had done well for... read more »

2019 Election: Commotion, Walk Out and Fight Engulf INEC Chairman Meeting with 91 Political Party Chairmen

2019 Election: Commotion, Walk Out and Fight Engulf INEC Chairman Meeting with 91 Political Party Chairmen

Party chairmen accuse INEC of doctoring/tampering with guideline for 2019 election on accreditation procedures. Party chairmen demands list of Collected PVC before election Party Chairmen wants Amina to step Down as head of collation unit . Party Chairmen want IGP sacked. The ongoing meeting of the leadership of INEC (Independent... read more »

Everyone is Suffering Under Buhari, Nigeria Will Never ...

Everyone is Suffering Under Buhari, Nigeria Will Never Change - Rotimi Ameachi in Leaked Audio File

Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has been heard in an audio recording to be expressing shocking pessimistic views about Nigeria and the... read more »

Nigeria: Opposition Parties to Pull Out of Peace Accord...

Nigeria: Opposition Parties to Pull Out of Peace Accord If Amina's Appointment Is not Reversed

Opposition parties under the aegis the Coalition of United Political Parties, the Inter-Party Advisory Council, the Peoples Democratic Party and other... read more »

Nigeria: How Buhari’s Ally, Isa Funtua, Fraudulen...

Nigeria: Evidence of Buhari's Family Stealing is Out

How Isa Funtua fraudulently acquired KeyStone Bank and 9Mobile using AMCON MD Recently, a shocking story came out to public knowledge about how Keystone Bank... read more »

Press Statement
Nigeria: 2019: PDP Rejects Nationwide Military 'Operation Python Dance'

Nigeria: 2019: PDP Rejects Nationwide Military ‘Operation P...

…Accuses Buhari of Plotting To Use Military To Rig Poll The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) alerts that President Muhammadu Buhari is plotting to use the planned nationwide... read more »

Nigeria: PDP Hails Peter Obi’s Performance At Presidential Debate

Nigeria: PDP Hails Peter Obi’s Performance At Presidential Debate

…Berates Osinbajo On N8 trillion Subsidy Scandal The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates its Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Peter Obi, for his outstanding performance at the 2019 Vice Presidential debate on Friday. The party says Peter Obi amply displayed an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics of the critical sectors of... read more »

Nigeria: They Will Lose Together – Presidency Spe...

Nigeria: They Will Lose Together - Presidency Speaking on OBJ's Endorsement of Atiku

The presidency has said that it is not bothered by former President Obasanjo’s endorsement of PDP’s presidential flag bearer, Abubakar Atiku.... read more »

Nigeria: Nigeria Suffering International Embarrassment ...

Nigeria: Nigeria Suffering International Embarrassment Because of Buhari - PDP

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... read more »

Nigeria: All these Concoctions and Evil Plots Cannot De...

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... read more »

Religion
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 in the... read more »

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

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

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 intelligent and capable leadership in the country. He added that it was time to save the Nigerian dream from further worsening. On the issue of the... read more »

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

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... 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 »

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 »

Security
Nigeria: Buratai Invites Editors to Maiduguri, Offers Each N500,000 by Churchill Umoren

Nigeria: Buratai Invites Editors to Maiduguri, Offers Each N500,0...

…Army chief Buratai implores the media to take it easy and not pursue “negative” stories about it. Last week Army spokesman, Lt. Col SK Usman, at the behest of Army chief Buratai,... read more »

Nigeria: Wike Sees Key Appointments As Panacea For Niger Delta’s Unease

Nigeria: Wike Sees Key Appointments As Panacea For Niger Delta’s Unease

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, one of the big oil and gas states in Southern Nigeria controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently pressing for a new approach at taming the frequent unease in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s honey comb. For the governor who is locked in a reelection battle with the All Progressives Congress... read more »

Breaking News: Buhari Appoints Another Northerner to He...

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... 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 »

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 »

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

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

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

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

Nigeria’s ace winger and Chelsea player Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football. Moses who will turn 28 in December says he has had his best times wearing the Nigerian green and white colors. In a statement he released on Twitter, Victor Moses said he felt it was time for him to leave the stage so the younger... 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 »

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 »

Terrorism
Nigeria: Army of Internet Trolls Recruited to Malign Me - Ezekwesili

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

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 she was... read more »

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

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 Consultant Neurologist at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) and a Fulani man has been credited with the following statement on the Fulani Herdsmen... 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 »

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: 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 »

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: 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 »

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Nigeria: 61 Political Parties Reject INEC 2019 Draft Election Guidelines

Nigeria: 61 Political Parties Reject INEC 2019 Draft Election Guidelines

About 61 political parties have clashed with INEC over its proposed election guidelines. The parties under the auspices of the  Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) rejected the proposed... read more »

Opinion: Buhari, You Don't Need More Time Sir! By Reuben Abati

Opinion: Buhari, You Don’t Need More Time Sir! By Reuben A...

On the occasion of his 76th birthday, on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari who is running for a second term in office, was quoted as having said that he needs more time in office. More... read more »

Nigeria: Vice Presidential Aspirants' Debate Holds Today 14th of December 2018

Nigeria: Vice Presidential Aspirants’ Debate Holds Today 14...

Ahead of the 2019 general elections the Vice Presidential aspirants’ debate will be holding today at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja by 7 pm. The debate is... read more »

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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 »

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

Biafra: IPOB Suit – Investigate U.S., Leave Nigeria Alone – Nigerians in Diasp...

Written by Abu Duniya The United States Chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has reacted to the emerging report that Fein & DelValle PLLC, an American law firm... 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 de-mergers, spin-offs and... 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 upper house of the National... read more »

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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... 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 @KofiAnnan. The tweet read “It is... 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 the Senior Special... read more »

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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 –...

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... read more »

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

Opinion: Comparison Between Obasanjo, Jonathan and Buhari Shows B...

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 sacked his own ministers, Fabian... read more »

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... read more »

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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... read more »

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

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

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 former President Goodluck Jonathan... 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 »

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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 – Ngige

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... read more »

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... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

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Nigeria: Strange Snake Swallows N36 million Cash in JAMB Office

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 made away with N36 million... read more »

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

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

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... 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... 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, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on... 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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Nigeria: Law Enforcement Agencies Should be Allowed to Do their Work – Presidency

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

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... 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... 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 it was illegal for the... read more »

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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... read more »

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

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

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 over N6 Billion into an... read more »

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

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

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 pronounced by Justice Adebukola... read more »

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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. Kperog...

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... read more »

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 »

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% compliance. The decision to stage... read more »

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Nigeria: Dogara Dissects Buhari’s Admin, Says It’s Repressive

Nigeria: Dogara Dissects Buhari’s Admin, Says It’s Repressive

Ahead of the 2019 elections, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has methodically cut up the re-election seeking President Muhammadu Buhari administration, disclosing... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari's Re-election will not Help Nigeria's Cause - Northern Elder's Forum

Nigeria: Buhari’s Re-election will not Help Nigeria’s...

The northern elder’s forum has declared that re-electing the incumbent president Muhammodu Buhari will not help Nigeria’s cause. Making this announcement, the chairman of the... read more »

Nigeria: Reject APC, Buhari, PDP Urges North-West As They Storm Sokoto For Atiku

Nigeria: Reject APC, Buhari, PDP Urges North-West As They Storm S...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential campaign train is in Sokoto, an ancient  city located in the extreme North-West Nigeria,near the confluence of the Sokoto River and the Rima... read more »

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Opinion: Can Buhari Still Hold On Beyond 2019?

Opinion: Can Buhari Still Hold On Beyond 2019?

The battle for the Presidential power of Nigeria is on. There are the main front runners like President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as well as a number of... read more »

Nigeria: South-East Endorsement of Atiku Carries No Weight - Buhari

Nigeria: South-East Endorsement of Atiku Carries No Weight –...

President Muhammadu Buahri on Friday said that the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, carried no weight as he was advised by... read more »

Nigeria: Re-election Seeking Wike Sets Agenda 2068 For Rivers

Nigeria: Re-election Seeking Wike Sets Agenda 2068 For Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is currently busy setting a seeming ambitious 50 years development agenda for the state. It is expected to flower in Year 2068. At the moment, Wike’s... read more »

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

Nigeria: PDP To Buhari – Not Too Young To Run is PDP Initiative

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... read more »

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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 clergy under the aegis of... read more »

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

World: ICC concludes preliminary investigation into Shiites massa...

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

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

Nigeria: I’ll Review Appointments to Address Marginalisation – Bu...

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: 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... read more »

Nigeria: There Was No Police Protest - Nigerian Police Force

Nigeria: There Was No Police Protest – Nigerian Police Forc...

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... read more »

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

Nigeria: Mikel’s Dad Kidnapped 4 Hours Before Argentinian M...

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 was called by a family member... read more »

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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 »

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins Sweden 2:0

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins S...

The 3-Lions this evening sailed into their first semi-finals since 1990 after winning Sweden 2:0. The two goals which came off a Maguire header in the 30 minute and a Dele Ali header in the... read more »

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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: 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 and Agatu local government areas... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Is Not In Charge of Anything - Secondus

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 relocate to Benue State. The... read more »

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 »

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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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