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... read more »

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

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

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 Amazon region. The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the... read more »

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

World: Nigeria’s President, Facing Calls to Step Aside, Says He Will Run Ag...

Despite calls to step aside and concerns about mysterious health problems, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Monday declared his intention to seek re-election next year, ending months of speculation. In a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Committee, after national news outlets... read more »

Nigeria: My Second Term Bid Based On Clamour By Nigerians, Buhari Says

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 Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council... read more »

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Nigeria: Fulani Kills Artisan in Oyo

A 25-year-old welder has been killed by a Fulani man in his shop in the Sabo area of Orile-Igbon town in Oyo State after a fight broke out at a joint close to the deceased shop. Eyewitnesses said the killer approached the victim, Joshua Adeniyi, who had just arrived at... read more »

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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), Firmino (Liverpool) 6: Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Mane (Liverpool), Neymar (Paris SG), Salah (Liverpool) 5:... read more »

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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 to his career at Inter Milan was ruined by injuries, has continued his blistering... 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 Arewa Pastors... 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: Looters’ List: APC, PDP in a Show of Shame, Sa...

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... read more »

Nigeria: Nigerians Offer N70,000 to Anyone Who Can Name...

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... 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 »

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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, Ogbeh had... read more »

Herdsmen Behead Farmer In Iseyin

Nigeria: Herdsmen Behead Farmer In Iseyin

Agbekoyas would declare war on herdsmen if… An elderly farmer was on Saturday beheaded by herdsmen in his farm at Iseyin, Oyo State. His son, who was with him in the farm, was also said to have been injured by the herdsmen who also destroyed crops in the farm. President-General of Agbekoyas Worldwide, Kamoru Okiki Aremu, who disclosed this to... read more »

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Biafra: IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu Vindicated by the ACHPR

Biafra: IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu Vindicated by the ACHPR

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

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

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 Biafra, IPOB, has threatened to disrupt any meeting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo meant to discuss restructuring of Nigeria, or 2019 election, as it insists that Biafra is non-negotiable. IPOB in a... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Expresses Outrage Over Disappearance of Nn...

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

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

World: ICC concludes preliminary investigation into Shi...

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

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

Biafran suit in America: US rejects Nigeria’s Defence o...

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... read more »

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BREAKING: Kaduna factional APC office demolished

BREAKING: Kaduna Factional APC Office Demolished

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

Nigeria: Metuh appears in court on a stretcher

Nigeria: Metuh appears in court on a stretcher

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, was on Monday produced on a stretcher before the Federal High Court in Abuja for his ongoing trial in respect of the N400m he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014. The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, had to adjourn the... read more »

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

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

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

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

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 as the Power Generation Companies in Nigeria, GENCOs, have dragged the Federal Government before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over alleged preferential treatment to two of its... 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 administration... read more »

Nigeria: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

Nigeria: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

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 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but with a rank of No. 148 out of 180 countries surveyed — a significant 12 places below... 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 »

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

Nigeria: Strange Snake Swallows N36 million Cash in JAMB Office

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

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World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Well

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 to Instagram to prove he was still... read more »

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in Ghana. The BBC went to see Yacoba Tete-Marmon, Nana Ohenewaa Kuffour and Maame Bema Baffour Awuah strut their stuff. As published by As published by  BBC... read more »

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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 Monday in a... 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 and Agatu local government areas of the state on Sunday, while one herdsman was reported killed at Lower Benue, a suburb of Makurdi, on Saturday. The incident in the Agatu LGA was said to have... 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 »

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

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... read more »

Nigeria: Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom ...

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

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 officers are being threatened by some members of the community. The Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said this on Wednesday during a programme on the African... 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 news was... 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 meeting was held at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Other top government officials who attended the meeting are Vice-President Yemi... read more »

Nigeria: Arewa, Ohanaeze Youths, Others Meet, Say Buhar...

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

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... read more »

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... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

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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 inclusive of... read more »

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

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 Tinubu, has decried that her husband was “trashed” after the party won the 2015 elections. President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of... read more »

Nigeria: I was Almost Killed for Rejecting Underage Vot...

I was Almost Killed for Rejecting Underage Voters - ex-INEC Commissioner

A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Lai Olurode, says he almost lost his life for refusing to allow underage... 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 »

Nigeria: Amendment of Electoral Act Targeted At Preside...

Nigeria: Amendment of Electoral Act Targeted At President Buhari - Dissenting Members of the NASS

The perception out there is that this Section 25 was included to target Mr. President – Omo-Agege The adoption of the report by the Senate and the House... read more »

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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: 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 »

Nigeria: Senator Shehu Sani’s Constituents Vow to...

Nigeria: Senator Shehu Sani's Constituents Vow to Recall Him

Constituents of Senator Shehu Sani have vowed to start a recall process against him for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress... read more »

Nigeria: Herdsmen to Pay for Grazing Reserves, Says Osi...

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... read more »

Nigeria: I’ll Review Appointments to Address Marginalis...

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

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

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Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Father of Two in Ekiti

Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Father of Two in Ekiti

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

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

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

Piqued by statements credited to top government functionaries over the Benue killings, the state government has insisted that the rampaging killer herdsmen attacking various communities in the state are enjoying the backing and support of highly-placed Nigerians. Addressing reporters yesterday in Makurdi, over the call by the Inspector-General of... read more »

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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 »

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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 linked with a... 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 Wednesday. “My analysis is that we committed errors at certain moments. We were not mature enough at the end of the match,” the world’s most expensive player told... read more »

Sports: Eagles’ World Cup Plan Excites Siasia

Sports: Eagles' World Cup Plan Excites Siasia

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia is happy with the friendly matches lined up for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The Super... read more »

Champions League: PSG Tie Set to Define Real Madrid Sea...

Champions League: PSG Tie Set to Define Real Madrid Season – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid’s season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the... read more »

Football: Newly-released Nigerian Super Eagles World Cu...

Newly-released Nigerian Super Eagles World Cup kit tops UK paper ranking

Hours after the Nigeria Football Federation and its partner, Nike, on Wednesday unveiled the kit Super Eagles will wear at the 2018 World Cup, British... read more »

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Nigeria: 2019 – South-South APC Leaders Adopt Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, South-South All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders and stakeholders, yesterday, converged in Abuja and unanimously adopted President Muhammadu... 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 »