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... read more »

Nigeria: Makarfi to Run for President in 2019

Nigeria: Makarfi to Run for President in 2019

“After wide consultations with party men and women as well as other major stakeholders, I have decided to seek the party’s nomination to contest the poll.” With this announcement, the former governor of Kaduna State and former Senator threw in his hat into the race for the Presidency... read more »

World Cup: Nigerian Coach Defends Formation in Loss to Croatia

World Cup: Nigerian Coach Defends Formation in Loss to Croatia

Against the criticism he has been receiving from Nigerians in general and former players like Okocha regarding the formation the Super Eagles played against Croatia, Gernot Rohr has said that the formation was not the problem. While speaking to German press, he said “We didn’t concede in... read more »

World Cup: Russia Opens 2018 FIFA World Cup with a Win Over Saudi Arabia

World Cup: Russia Opens 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 5:0 Win Over Saudi Arabi...

Hosts Russia began their World Cup campaign on a positive note with a convincing 5:0 win over Saudi Arabia. Iury Gazinsky scored the first goal of the tournament in the 12th minute, relieving the Russians of some pressure. Denis Cheryshev doubled their lead in the 43rd minute sending the Russian... read more »

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World Cup: Costa Rica Loses 0:1 to Serbia

A 56th minute strike from Aleksandr Kolarov was enough to earn Serbia a slim win over Costa Rica. The encounter which was equally matched saw both teams having an equal share of boal possession. Both teams had 10 attempts at goal, with Serbia having 3 on-target, 5... read more »

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World Cup: Nigeria Loses 2:0 to Croatia

Nigeria continued the losing streak of the African representatives to the world cup with a 2:0 loss to Croatia in their first match. Nigeria’s woes began in the 32nd minute when Etebo touched in a wayward header while trying to defend a corner kick, giving the... read more »

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World Cup: Iceland Thwarts Argentina as Game Ends 1:1

Argentina was shocked into a 1:1 draw by Iceland. Argentina opened scoring through a Kun Aguero strike in the 19th minute of the match. Alfred Finnbogason responded for Iceland in the 23rd minute, tapping in the equalizer following a brief goal mouth scramble. Though... read more »

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World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

In the second match of the day and the first match of group B, Morocco and Iran were looking set to play out a goal-less draw until a last minute own-goal gave Iran the win. Though Morocco had more... 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 Gimenez headed in a lovely goal from a free-kick, breaking Egyptian hearts. The Egyptian without Salah lacked much bite in the final third. Salah is expected to be fit and ready to play when... read more »

World Cup: Mystic Marcus Predicts Semi-Final for Nigeri...

World Cup: Mystic Marcus Predicts Semi-Final for Nigeria

The same mystic pig that predicted the triumph of of President Donald trump at the polls has this time predicted that Nigeria will get to the semi-finals of... 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 »

Breaking: Ex-Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye Sent...

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... read more »

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

Nigeria: Government has Created Almost 9 Million Jobs – Gar...

  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... read more »

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

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

Ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, Wattana Kunwongse, has denied the claim by Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture, that rice mills are collapsing in the Asian country. On Friday, Ogbeh had claimed that Thailand said President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy on local rice sufficiency was responsible for the collapse of seven of its mills. He... read more »

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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 sit-at-home... 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 »

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 »

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... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Threatens to Disrupt Ohanaeze’s Meetings o...

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

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

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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 interest... 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 declaration of June 12 a National public holiday. Currently, the South-west states mark June 12 as a public holiday, to mark the date the late M.K.O Abiola... read more »

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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... read more »

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

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 Federal Government has said. Although it described the amount as under-recovery, the government stated that the national oil firm had been shouldering the huge financial burden, because the... read more »

Nigeria: Ikeja NBA Gives Lagos Seven-day Ultimatum to R...

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... read more »

Nigeria: Electricity Firms Drag FG to Court over N1 trn...

Nigeria: Electricity Firms Drag FG to Court over N1 trn Debt

Accuse FG of unfair practices, refusal to pay for power generated Allege favouritism towards 2 coys in gas supply The power crisis in the country may worsen... 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... read more »

Corruption
Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests - Kenyatta

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests – Ke...

Top government officials in Kenya will be made to take lie detector tests in the government’s bid to fight corruption in the country. While announcing this, President Uhuru Kenyatta the test... read more »

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

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

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 who hails from Ebonyi state died on Wednesday morning following an accident he had the night before. The Okada rider was said to have been trying to avoid a... 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: 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 »

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

Nigeria: FG Attempting to Change the Benue Killing Narrative R...

The National Coordinator of the Benue Youth Forum, Terrence Kuanum has stated that the Federal Government is trying hard to change the Benue killing narrative. According to him, “Benue people... 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 persons, nine of which were Police officers. According to the Police, the invitation became necessary when some of the arrested suspects confessed to being political... 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... read more »

Nigeria: Shocker! Monkeys Swallow N70m Belonging to Nor...

Nigeria: Shocker! Monkeys Swallow N70m Belonging to Northern Senators

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

Economy
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 »

Egypt
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 »

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 »

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Wel...

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Well

SYLVESTER Stallone joked with fans that it was “great to be back from the dead” after false rumours about his death swept the internet. The Rocky star took... 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 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 »

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 »

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

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

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 with... 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 Benue. The governor equally threatened the federal government with the forthcoming 2019 election, noting that he has already stopped anything that has to do with... read more »

Nigeria: Underage Voters are Registered Because Registr...

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

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

Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Vigilante, Release Arrested Herd...

Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Vigilante, Release Arrested Herdsmen in Edo

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... read more »

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

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... read more »

Life
News
World Cup: Spain Fires Coach a Day to the Start of the World Cup

World Cup: Spain Fires Coach a Day to the Start of the World Cup

The Spanish FA today announced the sack of its head coach Julen Lopetegui. The sack of the Spanish coach was a direct outcome of Real Madrid’s announcement yesterday. Real Madrid had yesterday... read more »

Sports: Real Madrid Appoints Julen Lopetegui New Manager

Sports: Real Madrid Appoints Julen Lopetegui New Manager

Real Madrid has appointed Julen Lopetegui, the manager of the Spanish national side as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement. Lopetegui who is currently taking Spain to the 2018  FIFA World Cup will resume as Real Madrid’s manager after the mundial. This appointment puts to rest rumours that they may be considering Andre Villas-Boas or... read more »

Nigeria: Donald Duke to Run for Presidency

Nigeria: Donald Duke to Run for Presidency

Former Governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has declared his intention to contest for Nigeria’s number one office. There had always been... 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: APC Crises Deepens As Rochas Threatens to Have...

Nigeria: APC Crises Deepens As Rochas Threatens to Have Oyegun Jailed

The crises rocking the All Progressives Alliance took a new turn as Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State vows to move to have the party’s chairman,... read more »

Nigeria
Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Lose 0:1 to Czech Republic

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Lose 0:1 to Czech Republic

In its final friendly before traveling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Nigerian Super Eagles this afternoon lost 0:1 to Czech Republic. In a game that was largely uninspiring, the Super... read more »

Nigeria: Rohr Announced the Final List Without Consulting NFF Technical Committee - Lawal

Nigeria: Rohr Announced the Final List Without Consulting NFF Technical Committee – Lawal

Former Super Eagles midfielder and member of the NFF technical committee, Garba Lawal has said that Gernot Rohr did not consult the technical committee before releasing the final 23-man list of the Super Eagles. According to him, he became aware of the final list when it was released to the general public on social media. He said “I got to... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari To Be Impeached If These Conditions Are...

Nigeria: Buhari To Be Impeached If These Conditions Are Not Met - National Assembly

The National Assembly has resolved to exercise its powers to impeach the president if the 10 demands they are presenting are not met by the Executive. The... read more »

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... read more »

2018 World Cup: Rohr Names Super Eagles Final 23-Man Sq...

2018 World Cup: Rohr Names Super Eagles Final 23-Man Squad

Coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has named his final 23-man squad. His team has 3 goal keepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and six... read more »

Opinion
Nigeria: Nigerians Point to Lies in President Buhari's Democracy Day Speech

Nigeria: Nigerian Points to Lies in President Buhari’s Demo...

A Nigerian young man on social media pocked holes in President Buhari’s democracy day speech, pointing out what he called lies. See his post below: “I just watched President Buhari’s... read more »

Nigeria: Nigerians Offer N70,000 to Anyone Who Can Name a Projected Initiated and Completed by the FG in 3 Years

Nigeria: Nigerians Offer N70,000 to Anyone Who Can Name a Projected Initiated and Completed by the FG in 3 Years

A Nigerian came on Twitter to offer a cash price of N20,000 to anyone who could name a project that was initiated and completed by this administration in its three years in office. The criteria was that the project must be physical and not a body language project. Other Nigerians added more cash incentives raising the total cash price to... read more »

Nigeria: My Husband Was ‘Trashed’ After APC Won 2015 po...

Nigeria: My Husband Was ‘Trashed’ After APC Won 2015 polls - Remi Tinubu

As the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, begins to reconcile warring sides in the ruling party, his wife, Senator Oluremi... read more »

Nigeria: Southerners are Biased, Plotting to Split Nort...

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

…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... read more »

Sports: Eagles Will Win Russia 2018 World Cup – A...

Sports: Eagles Will Win Russia 2018 World Cup - Amokachi

Former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi has made the strongest prediction ever, on the chances of Africa’s participation in this year’s FIFA World Cup,... read more »

Politics
Nigeria: PDP Tells Buhari to Fear the Rejection of Nigerians and not the Financial Capacity of the Opposition.

Nigeria: PDP Tells Buhari to Fear the Rejection of Nigerians and ...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to President Buhari’s claim that he is afraid of the financial capacity of the opposition. According to the party, Buhari should be concerned... read more »

Nigeria: Ahead of 2019 Elections Buhari He Fears the Finances Available to the Opposition

Nigeria: Ahead of the 2019 Elections Buhari Says He Fears the Finances Available to the Opposition

President Buhari has declared that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be able to match the financial capacity of the opposition. He also pointed out that the opposition was sponsoring attempts to discredit his administration. The president made these claims while receiving members of the Buhari Media Organization when they paid... read more »

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

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... read more »

World: Nigeria’s President, Facing Calls to Step Aside,...

Nigeria’s President, Facing Calls to Step Aside, Says He Will Run Again

Despite calls to step aside and concerns about mysterious health problems, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Monday declared his intention to seek... read more »

Nigeria: My Second Term Bid Based On Clamour By Nigeria...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his decision to seek re-election in 2019 was based on the clamour by Nigerians. According to a statement by his... read more »

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

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

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 upcoming synod (church council) in the... read more »

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

World: 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 Movements of Nigeria. The office of the prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal, which reached its preliminary conclusion into the killings in December 2017, submitted its findings to the Federal... read more »

Security
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 State during... read more »

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 Governors against providing any land for the proposed Cattle Colony in any state of South East, saying it would amount to putting Ndigbo under herdsmen siege. In... read more »

Senegal
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 League quarter-finals. Mane fired the away... 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 yet clear whether the Confederation of African Football will take further action against Senegal. The match in Dakar was called off after 74 minutes, with Ivory Coast 2-0 up on the night... 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 »

South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'rejects ANC request' to stand down

South Africa: Jacob Zuma ‘rejects ANC request’ to stand down

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has defied his party and refused to step down, according to media reports. He and senior members of the African National Congress (ANC) held talks on Sunday but no details of their meeting have been released. Facing corruption allegations, Mr Zuma was replaced as ANC leader in December. Party leaders, who... read more »

Sport
World Cup: France Edges Past Australia 2:1

World Cup: France Edges Past Australia 2:1

France managed a 2:1 win over Australia in a match many thought will be easy for France. After the first half ended goal-less, Antoine Griezmann opened score for the French in the 58th minute via a... read more »

World Cup: Ronaldo Scores A Hat Trick As Portugal Holds Spain to a 3:3 Draw

In a pulsating match that saw Cristiano Ronaldo opening the score tally with a 4th minute goal via penalty, Spain and Portugal played out a 3-all score line. Ronaldo opened score when he converted a 4th minute penalty awarded to Portugal when he was brought down in the 16-yard box. By the 24th minute, Diego Costa equalized for Spain and Ronaldo... read more »

Football: Nigeria Loses 2:1 to England

Football: Nigeria Loses 2:1 to England

As part of its preparations for the 2018 World Cup starting in Russia on June 14, the Nigerian Super Eagles lost by 2:1 to the English team in a friendly match... read more »

Sports: Eagles Leave for London, Four Players Dropped b...

Sports: Eagles Leave for London, Four Players Dropped by Rohr

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria prepare for the World Cup starting in about two weeks, the coach is whittling down the team to achieve the final 23-man squad.... read more »

Sports: Leading UEFA Champions League Scorers

Sports: Leading UEFA Champions League Scorers

Leading UEFA Champions League scorers after Wednesday’s last 16, second leg ties: 12: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 7: Cavani (Paris SG), Kane (Tottenham),... read more »

Terrorism
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 establishment of... 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 Ortom’s farm house in fresh attacks in the area. The latest attack came less than 24 hours after Yogbo, another community in the same local government area, also... read more »

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Nigeria: Buhari Declares to Run for Second Term

Nigeria: Buhari Declares to Run for Second Term

“President Muhammadu Buhari has just officially announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019.” This was the simple statement released by the President’s Personal Assistant on... 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 »

Nigeria: Looters’ List: APC, PDP in a Show of Shame, Says Okogie

Nigeria: Looters’ List: APC, PDP in a Show of Shame, Says Okogie...

A former President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi-Okogie, has lambasted both the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party... read more »

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Biafran suit in America: US rejects Nigeria’s Defence of Immunity

Biafran suit in America: US rejects Nigeria’s Defence of Immunity

Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked a United States federal court to commence the trial of 16 Nigerian officials it sued over their alleged direct or indirect complicity in the... read more »

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Nigeria: Osinbajo Confirms That Buhari Cannot Deliver

Nigeria: Osinbajo Confirms That Buhari Cannot Deliver

If Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expected a public outrage at his latest revelation that the whopping sums of N100 billion and $289 million were embezzled by the Goodluck Jonathan... read more »

Nigeria: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

Nigeria: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency Inter...

Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. While the country scored 27/100... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari’s Scandalous Recall of NHIS Boss

Nigeria: Buhari’s Scandalous Recall of NHIS Boss

IN a baffling move, President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated clannishness and lack of respect for procedure once more by reinstating the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance... read more »

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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: Buhari Receives Fake Martin Luther King's Award

Nigeria: Buhari Receives Fake Martin Luther King’s Award

Earlier this week, Nigerians were greeted to the news on social media that President Buhari had received the prestigious Martin Luther King’s Exceptional African Leadership Award. The... read more »

Nigeria: Tinubu Absent as Buhari, APC Caucus Meet in Villa

Nigeria: Tinubu Absent as Buhari, APC Caucus Meet in Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday led other top government officials elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress to a meeting of the party’s national caucus. The... read more »

Nigeria: Arewa, Ohanaeze Youths, Others Meet, Say Buhari Has Failed

Nigeria: Arewa, Ohanaeze Youths, Others Meet, Say Buhari Has Fail...

The leadership of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, the youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, the Yoruba Youth Council and 54 other groups met in Abuja on... read more »

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Nigeria: Dogara Backs Nigeria’s Restructuring

Nigeria: Dogara Backs Nigeria’s Restructuring

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and a representative of the Yoruba Unity Forum, Chief Dipo Jemileyin, have called for the restructuring of Nigeria’s federal... read more »

Nigeria: Wake up to your responsibility, Sultan-led JNI tells Buhari

Nigeria: Wake up to your responsibility, Sultan-led JNI tells Buh...

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has asked the President Muhammadu administration to wake up to its statutory... read more »

Nigeria: The Salary of a Senator is About N750, 000.00 Per Month - Shehu Sani

Nigeria: The Salary of a Senator is About N750, 000.00 Per Month ...

Senator Shehu Sani has come out in a recent interview to state that a Senator’s salary in a month is about N750,000.00. It’s however not clear if this is the basic salary or... read more »

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Nigeria: Joel Obi Returns As Rohr Snubs Martins, Ajiboye

Nigeria: Joel Obi Returns As Rohr Snubs Martins, Ajiboye

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has rewarded Torino midfielder Joel Obi with a recall to the Super Eagles after four years in the international wilderness. The 26-year-old, whose electric start... read more »

Football: Harry Kane to Move to Real Madrid

Football: Harry Kane to Move to Real Madrid

Harry Kane has reached an agreement to make a stunning move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in the summer, according to shock reports in Spain. The England international striker has been... read more »

Football: PSG Can Still Qualify - Neymar

Football: PSG Can Still Qualify – Neymar

Neymar insisted that Paris Saint-Germain can still qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals despite losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie on... read more »

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