FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval during a virtual council meeting on Wednesday. The minister of... read more »

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has offered the support of the FCTA for the Niger State Government’s Smart city project at bother town, Suleja. This was disclosed in a statement by Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary of the Federal Capital... read more »

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

The management of Air Peace Airlines has reconsidered its earlier decision to sack about 70 pilots following the intervention of the Federal. The recall of some of the sacked pilots was agreed upon after a meeting convened by Sentaor Hadi SIrika, minister of aviation, between the airline’s... read more »

Fani-Kayode Threatens to Quit PDP in Solidarity with Gov Ayade

Fani-Kayode Threatens to Quit PDP in Solidarity with Gov Ayade

Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has threatened to quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in solidarity with Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade if the party takes away its structure from the governor. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP postponed the State congress of... read more »

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Thugs or Doctors: NMA and Another Challenged System

It would seem a familiar scene in Nigeria to witness a squabble and exchange of punches in a motor park. But the events that took place at Michael Okpara Square in Enugu on Thursday took a different dimension, as medical doctors who ought to be life savers ended up... read more »

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FG Lifts Restriction on Sports, See List

The Federal government of Nigeria has granted permission for the resumption of non-contact sports in Nigeria. This was made known by Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, during its daily press briefing in Abuja. Aliyu said... read more »

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  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concert

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, who goes by stage name Naira Marley has been fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court over his June 13 concert at Jabi Lake Mall in violation of COVID-19 lockdown measures. The fine was pronounced under heavy security at the Eagles... read more »

AFCON
2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

The African cup of Nations that was scheduled to take place this year has been moved to 2022. This was disclosed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday after a meeting of the CAF... read more »

AFCON: Gernot Rohr Names 23-Man Squad - Iheanacho, Ajayo Dropped

AFCON: Gernot Rohr Names 23-Man Squad – Iheanacho, Ajayo Dropped

The Super Eagles gaffer has announced his final team list for the biennial showpiece in Egypt last month Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi have been axed from Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after coach Gernot Rohr released his final 23-man list on Sunday. The two players were unused substitutes on Saturday as Zimbabwe... read more »

Africa
Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Erstwhile Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented the bastardization of moral values to the level that internet fraudsters, christened Yahoo boys have become role models... read more »

Ondo Deputy Governor Resigns His Membership of PDP

Ondo Deputy Governor Resigns His Membership of PDP

Agboola Ajayi, Deputy Governor of Ondo State has announced his resignation from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He announced his resignation late hours on Sunday few weeks after he failed to clinch the party’s ticket during the PDP primary election. He lost to Eyitayo Jedege. The deputy governor’s resignation was confirmed by his media... read more »

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the... read more »

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai has said he supports the call for a southern president come 2023. He disclosed this in an interview with BBC Hausa... read more »

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of...

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Women” Affairs

The Government of Bauchi State has clarified its position on the appointment of Balaraba Ibrahim as Special Assistant on “Unmarried” Women Affairs to... read more »

African Development
Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN ca...

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19 scare. This was... read more »

APC extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s return

APC Extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s Return

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has beckoned to aggrieved bigwigs who left the party to return to its fold in the spirit of reconciliation. The ruling party extended an invitation to heavyweights such as former vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu... read more »

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to...

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

Pressure mounts on Jegede to adopt him as running mate for governorship poll   There is a cloud of uncertainty in Ondo State over reports that Agboola... read more »

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker...

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker Extends Gunners Contract

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded the contribution of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the gunners FA cup final triumph against Chelsea at... read more »

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isol...

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Centre as COVID-19 cases reduce

The Lagos State Government has closed the Eti-Osa coronavirus patients’ isolation centre. This was announced by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu... read more »

Agriculture
Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

25th June 2020   This article is one that I posted on June 18, 2019 on my Facebook page. The question is now even more urgent with the violence, slaughter and food insecurity being foisted upon... read more »

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to empower farmers with N432 billion ($1.1 billion) intervention loan to upscale food production during the planting season. The apex bank said through its Twitter handle on Thursday that about one million farmers will be given loan to cultivate more than one million hectares of land to ensure... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit... read more »

Nigeria Secures $288.5m African Development Bank Loan

Nigerian has gotten approval for $288.5m loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) to cushion the impact of coronavirus and the drop in the price of crude... read more »

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos State Government today inaugurated a new Food Market at Agbalata, in Badagry Local Government in order to structure agricultural produce marketing for... 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 »

Armed Forces
Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See its Position

Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See its Positio...

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that the killings in Southern Kaduna are one-sided attacks. It stated that it was making effort at accelerated response to distress calls in steep terrain,... read more »

Court Martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi: Yoruba Elders Chide Nigerian Military

Court Martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi: Yoruba Elders Chide Nigerian Military

Yoruba elders have criticized the court martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniti over his comments on Boko Haram war in the North East. In a clip released in March, Adeniyi disclosed that Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents were ill equipped to combat the terrorists. The video irked the public and intensified pressure on government to... read more »

John Campbell, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria Berates ...

John Campbell, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria Berates Nigerian Military

John Campbell a former Ambassador to Nigeria has said that Nigerians have lost faith in the sincerity of government. He chided the approach of Nigerian... read more »

Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir...

Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role in 1989 Coup

The trial of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s former president is set to begin today, Tuesday 21 July, over his role in the military coup that brought about his... read more »

UPDATE: Nigerian Air Force Reveals Identity of Tolulope...

UPDATE: Nigerian Air Force Reveals Identity of Tolulope Arotile’s Killer

The Nigerian Air Force has disclosed the identity of the person responsible for the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile. Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director... read more »

Aviation
Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International Air Flights in Weeks

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International A...

The Boss Mustapha led Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 has signed off on gradual reopening of international air flights and train services across Nigeria in weeks, and not months. The News... read more »

FG Extends Phase Two Lockdown by Four Weeks, Retains 10pm Curfew

FG Extends Phase Two Lockdown by Four Weeks, Retains 10pm Curfew

President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the extension of the phase two lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 by another four weeks. This implies that all guidelines introduced to curb the spread of the virus under the second phase of the relaxed lockdown which took effect on June 1 will remain effective with slight modifications to address the... read more »

FAAN Speaks on Readiness for Eid-El-Kabir Celebration

FAAN Speaks on Readiness for Eid-El-Kabir Celebration

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travelers of its readiness to serve Nigerians during the Sallah celebrations. A statement... read more »

Nigeria Opens 14 Airports for Domestic Operation

Nigeria Opens 14 Airports for Domestic Operation

The Federal Government of Nigeria said 14 airports were now accessible for domestic flight operations in the country. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation in a... read more »

“Our Personnel are Well Mannered”- DSS Debu...

"Our Personnel are Well Mannered"- DSS Debunks Alleged Assault On Abuja Airport Worker​

The Department of State Service (DSS) has debunked allegation by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that its operative at Nnamdi Azikiwe... read more »

AWCON
Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors - Asisat Oshoala

Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors...

Reigning Africa women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala has charged cooperate bodies and football governing bodies in Africa to invest towards the growth of women’s football if they are to... read more »

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

The Nigerian Super Falcons beat the Queen Scorpions of Gambia by 6:0 yesterday in Lagos to qualify for the 11th African Women Cup of Nations. The Nigerians had earlier beaten the Gambians on their home turf 1:0. This brings the aggregate score to 7:0. Having won 9 out of the 10 previous AWCON championships, the Nigerians are set to win a 10th... read more »

Biafra
Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against Yorubas

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against...

Nnamdi kanu, leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered its media arm to cease attacks on the Yoruba ethnic group. Chike Edoziem, IPOB Head of Directorate of State... read more »

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

I asked this question because the noise from their agitation is really taking a nuisance pitch and dimension. Let us set the records straight, the British continues to have an interest in the affairs of Nigeria and its governance. The country is a major source of earnings for them. When they departed upon independence, they entrusted its affairs... read more »

IPOB is Absolutely Necessary for the Fight for the Eman...

IPOB is Absolutely Necessary for the Fight for the Emancipation of Igbo Land - Igbo Stakeholders

Resolutions Reached The Meeting Between Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Some Igbo Stakeholders Being Facilitated By Nzuko Umunna (Bridge Builders) at the Peace And... read more »

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Bia...

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Biafran War by Frederick Forsyth

A million children starved to death. I’m haunted by the images I saw there – and by the complicity of the Wilson government It is a good thing to be proud... read more »

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritic...

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations

How sincere is he who, having an elephant before him, uses a dog to give an example of a very large animal? How sincere is he, who having a dolphin before him,... read more »

Boko Haram
Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Borno

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Born...

 A united Nations aid helicopter has been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Nigeria. UN reports that the insurgents attacked the helicopter on Thursday in Damasak, Borno State,... read more »

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to President Buhari

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to President Buhari

Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation in Nigeria has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly in addressing the leadership issues in the security apparatus of the country like he did in his political party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). President Buhari had last week made recommendations to the National Executive... read more »

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over ...

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over Insecurity

The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle was summoned to the Presidential villa to brief the presidency on the state of security in his state. Matawalle... read more »

Arrest Rising Insecurity in Nigeria or be Sacked- Senat...

Arrest Rising Insecurity in Nigeria or be Sacked- Senate President Lawan Tells Service Chiefs

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has tasked the heads of service chiefs to urgently arrest the rising spate of insecurity across the country or risk... read more »

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Governmen...

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Government Calls for Prosecution of Perpetrators

The government of the United States has criticized the killing of civilians in Northern region of Nigeria and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be firm... read more »

Breaking News
Ex-NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh, Barred from Leaving Rivers Home by Police Personnel

Ex-NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh, Barred from Leaving Rivers Home by Police...

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday barricaded the Port Harcourt home of Joy Nunieh, former Acting Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, preventing her from going to the... read more »

BREAKING: Yobe State Governor, H.E Mai Mala Buni Appointed Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee

BREAKING: Yobe State Governor, H.E Mai Mala Buni Appointed Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee

The Governor of Yobe state, H.E Mai Mala Buni has been appointed the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) caretaker committee. His appointment follows the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC by the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The decision was taken at the National Executive Committee (NEC)... read more »

Breaking: APC Committee Disqualifies Governor Obaseki f...

Breaking: APC Committee Disqualifies Governor Obaseki from Contesting Primary Election

The screening committee set up by the All Progressive Congress (APC) has disqualified incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party’s... read more »

BREAKING: Nigerian Socialite Hushpuppi Arrested in Duba...

BREAKING: Nigerian Socialite Hushpuppi Arrested in Dubai

News just broke that Nigerian-born socialite Hushpuppi has been arrested in Dubai on suspicion of fraud. Ray Hushpuppi was arrested alongside Woodberry by... read more »

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

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

Officers of the Department of State Services today stormed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in an attempt to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the... read more »

Burkina Faso
Burundi
Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi has sworn in President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye on Thursday as successor to the deceased leader Nkurunziza. Ndayishimiye takes over power two months after the sudden demise of his... read more »

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza - Hero or Villain?

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza – Hero or Villain?

Deceased President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza was duly elected President on 26 August, 2005 at a time when the country was recovering from a decade long civil war which lasted from 1995-2005. His emergence was a popular choice among the Burundians. The Guardian reported that Nkurunziza’s death is COVID-19 related. In May, Burundi’s foreign... read more »

Business
Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of M...

Botswana has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places and withdrawn liquor licenses in the country as part of effort to curb the spread of the fatal COVID-19. This was disclosed by... read more »

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery retail giant, ShopRite, plans to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite first made its way to Nigerian market in Lagos in December 2005. On Monday morning, the firm said in a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that it plans to stop operations in Nigeria. International supermarkets (excluding... read more »

Napoli Completes Club Record €50m Deal for Nigerian Str...

Napoli Completes Club Record €50m Deal for Nigerian Striker Osimhen from Lille

Napoli has completed the club record signing of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen from Ligue 1 side, Lille. Osimhen who bagged 18 goals in 38 appearanced for... read more »

Enugu State’s Civil Servants to Resume Work August 3 -G...

Enugu State’s Civil Servants to Resume Work August 3 -Governor Ugwuanyi

The Governor Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has asked all civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, August 3, 2020. The directive was contained in a... read more »

Ogun plans August 14 Worship Centres Reopening, Schools...

Ogun plans August 14 Worship Centres Reopening, Schools to Resume August 4

The Ogun state Government plans a conditional approval for reopening of places of worship  across the state from August 14, 2020 in absolute compliance to... read more »

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

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

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

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

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian – APC to Election Tribunal

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election. The... read more »

Celebration
Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild of Nigeria

Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild...

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has declared child of Nollywood actress, Reginal Daniels as the movie industry’s baby of the year. The President of the Actors Guild, Emeka Rollas made the remark... read more »

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

24th December 2019 When explorers, missionaries and historians described Africa as the “Dark Continent” we condemned them as being antinubianists (Antinubianism is racism specifically against Black people). However, now in the 21st century many concerned voices, from Africa, from Europe and from Asia are talking about the looming threat of... read more »

Lagos Continues Sale of Lake Rice Despite End of the Ei...

Lagos Continues Sale of Lake Rice Despite End of the Eid Celebrations

The Lagos State Government has said the  sales of its popular brand, Lake Rice, will continue at all designated centres across the State despite the end of... read more »

Sallah: Sustain the Tempo of Peace, says Kwara State G...

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

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

Eid el Kabir : Coleman’s MD Calls For Self Sacrif...

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

The Managing Director of Coleman Wires and Cables, Mr. George Onafowokan has called on Muslims faithful across the country to submit to will of Almighty Allah... read more »

Child Abuse
Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domesti...

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has concluded a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of religious institutions to respond to domestic violence as it remains a... read more »

Sanwo-Olu's Wife Pledges Support for Joint Legal Clinic

Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Pledges Support for Joint Legal Clinic

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Friday vowed to support the Joint Legal Clinic of the State Ministry of Justice as part of efforts to preserve and protect the rights of citizens of the State. Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, who declared her support while welcoming the Joint Legal Clinic team on a courtesy visit at the Lagos House,... read more »

China
Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Olad...

The Nigerian Minister of #Transportation, Rotimi Amechi, has been in the news recently. He says he has only just become aware of a clause in a $5 billion rail project to be built by #China, that... read more »

China to Unite with African Leaders Against COVID-19

China to Unite with African Leaders Against COVID-19

The President of China Xi Jinping is scheduled to host a virtual summit with African leaders in solidarity against coronavirus on Wednesday in Beijing, China. This was announced by Hua Chunying, spokesperson of Chinese foreign ministry. The summit will be held at the instance of China; South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU);... read more »

Congo
Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Africa against Triple Threat!!! As the world battles the deadly corona virus which has stretched the health facility of even the best health care systems in the world, the Democratic Republic of... read more »

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak - 17 Infected, 11 dead

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak – 17 Infected, 11 dead

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a new outbreak of Ebola virus in some parts of Equateur. Medical authorities on Monday said up to 17 people have been infected of the virus in the western province while a further 11 have died. Health authorities in Congo had last week reported 12 infections at a time when the country is equally battling... read more »

Corruption
NDDC Issues Senator Two weeks Ultimatum to Refund N2.5bn for Failed Contracts

NDDC Issues Senator Two weeks Ultimatum to Refund N2.5bn for Fail...

Case pending before two courts, letter has not reached me – Nwaoboshi The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has hit back at the Nigerian Senate, asking Chairman, Senate Committee on... read more »

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has given credence to the list of contract beneficiaries made public by the Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio. The minister had released a list containing names of prominent federal legislators and former governors as beneficiaries of contracts awarded by the NDDDC. Among the lawmakers... read more »

Edo 2020: Shaibu Claims Oshiomhole Paid Deputy Speaker ...

Edo 2020: Shaibu Claims Oshiomhole Paid Deputy Speaker N40m to Support APC

Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State has alleged that deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Yekini Idiaye was paid N40m by the erstwhile... read more »

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustic...

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has been issued a 30-day ultimatum by four aggrieved ethnic groups in the state to address lingering injustices meted... read more »

Buhari Reacts to NDDC, EFCC Probes, says it’s an Abuse ...

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Equipment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to corruption allegations rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes... read more »

Cost of Living
Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogb...

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his candidacy... read more »

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead in France

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead in France

Christopher Aurier, younger brother of Ivory coast defender, Serge Aurier was shot dead in Toulouse, France by unknown shooter. This was confirmed by Serge Aurier’s London based club, Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after reports had it that Christopher was found shot in the stomach by emergency services. The identity of the shooter is unknown at... read more »

Covid-19
FG Declares July 30, 31 Public Holiday to Mark Sallah

FG Declares July 30, 31 Public Holiday to Mark Sallah

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 will be observed as public holidays to heed Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior,... read more »

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda, July 27, 2020 – Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, has provided 40,000 vulnerable families in their artisan network with face masks, which will help them prevent the spread of COVID-19 while enabling them to safely engage in income generating activity. The... read more »

Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in P...

Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccan government on Saturday said citizens who fail to wear face mask in public could be fine a maximum of 140 U.S dollars or up to three months... read more »

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative ...

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda on Friday launched a multi-party COVID-19 recovery program known as Cultural and Creative Industry Recovery Plan to uphold enterprises in the cultural... read more »

More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Y...

More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Yet to be Prosecuted

As Nigeria battle to contain the spread of COVID-19, the country in line with global containment measure imposed a nationwide lockdown.   The imposed lock... read more »

Crime
NDDC Contract: Lawmakers debunk Akpabio’s allegation

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers Debunk Akpabio’s Allegation

Senators mentioned as beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts by Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, have denied the allegation and asked the... read more »

Nigerian Air Force Arrests Two Persons over Death of Country’s First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot

Nigerian Air Force Arrests Two Persons over Death of Country’s First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that two persons have been arrested over the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot as investigation was launched to unravel circumstances leading to the death of the Flying officer in a road mishap last week. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director f Public Relations and Information in... read more »

Akpabio Debunks Allegations by Former NDDC Managing Dir...

Akpabio Debunks Allegations by Former NDDC Managing Director, to Sue for Defamation

Senator Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs has said that his legal team has been instructed to institute a defamation suit against Ms Joy... read more »

Update: Magu Being Held by Presidency, Says Nigerian Po...

Update: Magu Being Held by Presidency, Says Nigerian Police, Denies Detaining Him

The Nigeria Police Force has debunked reports of detaining Ibrahim Magu, ousted Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This was... read more »

Akpabio Slapped for Allegedly Sexually Harassing ex-NDD...

Akpabio Slapped for Allegedly Sexually Harassing ex-NDDC MD, Nunieh

Former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has accused Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta affairs of sexual... read more »

Drug Abuse
Economy
Edo Election: Wike, Ize-Iyamu in a War of Words as Election Draws Closer

Edo Election: Wike, Ize-Iyamu in a War of Words as Election Draws...

Wike describes Ize-Iyamu as unmarketable bad product Power to decide resides with Edo people, Ize-Iyamu retorts Nyeson Wike, Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party... read more »

Ohanaeze, Afenifere Chide Daura Over Comment on 2023 Presidency

Ohanaeze, Afenifere Chide Daura Over Comment on 2023 Presidency

The apex Igbo and Yoruba socio-political groups in Nigeria on Wednesday chided Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew over his remark on the zoning of presidency in 2023. The groups – Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Afenifere in different interviews on Wednesday said Buhari was a beneficiary of zoning in 2015 when he emerged the country’s... read more »

FG Announces Dates for NECO, NABTEB, National Common En...

FG Announces Dates for NECO, NABTEB, National Common Entrance Examinations

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO)... read more »

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Ov...

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comments

The United states has summoned spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe after his disparaging comments about the US ambassador in Harare. Patrick... read more »

AfDB Corruption Probe: Independent Panel Exonerates Ade...

AfDB Corruption Probe: Independent Panel Exonerates Adesina

The independent committee inaugurated to examine the report of the Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors on the accusations made by the whistle blowers... read more »

Education
Rescind Your Decision on 2020 WASSCE - Reps Ask FG

Rescind Your Decision on 2020 WASSCE – Reps Ask FG

Nigeria’s House of Representatives have asked the Federal Government to reconsider its position on the cancellation of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Their... read more »

School Resumption: Nigerian Government to Commence Disinfection of School on July 7 - Muhammad Mahmood

School Resumption: Nigerian Government to Commence Disinfection of School on July 7 – Muhammad Mahmood

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to commence disinfection of schools across the federation from June 7, 2020 in preparation for the resumption of school after protracted COVID-19 induced closure. This was announced by the Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in... read more »

Oyo Schools Resumption: Laudable or Laughable?

Oyo Schools Resumption: Laudable or Laughable?

The Federal government of Nigeria had on 29 June, 2020 permitted the resumption of schools by students in graduating classes to enable them adequately prepare... read more »

School Reopening in Nigeria: Federal Government Submits...

School Reopening in Nigeria: Federal Government Submits School Proposal to National Assembly

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education has forwarded a detailed proposal to the National Assembly on its plan for resumption of schools across Nigeria. This... read more »

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls Duri...

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown

The chances of school girls in Kenya continuing their education after lockdown have been threatened by spate of pregnancy among school-going girls in the... read more »

Egypt
Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at the Age of 47

Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at th...

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary announced his retirement from football in a television show on Thursday. El-Hadary last played for Egyptian second division club, Nogoom, based in... read more »

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus Infection

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus Infection

Health authorities in Egypt announced 1,218 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday 18 June, 2020. This brings the total number of corona virus cases in Egypt to over 50,000, two weeks before her planned easing of lockdown measure. Egypt imposed lockdown in March to mitigate the transmission of the virus, resulting in school closure, restaurants and... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:...

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

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... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egyp...

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... 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 »

Employment
Lagos Doctors Embark on a 3-day Warning Strike over Safety and Welfare Concerns

Lagos Doctors Embark on a 3-day Warning Strike over Safety and We...

Doctors in Lagos state, Nigeria under the auspices of the Medical Guild in Lagos, will begin a three-day warning strike from today, 13th July, 2020 due to safety and welfare issues. Chairman of the... read more »

Domestic Flights Billed to Restart on July 8 in Nigeria as Country Relaxes Lockdown Measures

Domestic Flights Billed to Restart on July 8 in Nigeria as Country Relaxes Lockdown Measures

The federal government of Nigeria has announced a July 8 resumption date for domestic flights in the country as it implements a further relaxation of the COVID-19 induced lockdown. The resumption of local flights comes at a time when the West African nation is experiencing daily spike in the number of confirmed cases of the virus. Authorities say... read more »

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhaust...

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of 'Hellish Traffic'

On 2nd August 2019, CNN published an article describing the state of traffic in Lagos, Nigeria and how that it was causing employees to burn out. A few months... read more »

Lagos Govt. to Create One-Stop Shop for Filmmakers

Lagos Govt. to Create One-Stop Shop for Filmmakers

As part of efforts to boost the film and entertainment industry, the Lagos State government is set to create a one-stop-shop of conceptualisation to finality... read more »

We’ll Recruit Teachers to Maximise Quality Training ...

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

…Commissions 110-Bed Maternity Home, School in Ajah Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday disclosed that the State would be hiring trained... read more »

English Premiership
Entertainment
Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her- Ned Nwoko

Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her – Ned Nwoko

Father of ‘Nollywood’s child of the year’, Ned Nwoko has said that his wife Regina Daniels was a virgin when they got married. The billionaire business mogul and politician made this known in... read more »

Regina Daniels' Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birth of Grand Child

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birth of Grand Child

Regina Daniels’ father, Jude Ojegwu has revealed that the birth of his grandson has prompted him to amend relationship with Ned Nwokolo, his billionaire son-in-law. Reginal Daniels gave birth to a baby girl two weeks ago. Barrister Ojegwu, in a chat with reporters in Abuja on Friday during the naming ceremony of his grandson said his decision to... read more »

Funke Akindele Rescues Pa James by Gifting Him a House ...

Funke Akindele Rescues Pa James by Gifting Him a House after Flood Wrecked His Home

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has rescued iconic actor Kayode Olasehinde Ajirebi, alias Pa james, whose home in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo, Lagos was... read more »

Rape Allegation: D’banj Sues Accuser Seyitan for N1.5B...

Rape Allegation: D’banj Sues Accuser Seyitan for N1.5B

Popular Nigerian musician D’banj has lodged a libel suit of N1.5 billion on his rape accuser Ms. Seyitan through his counsel Mike Ezekhome (SAN) Ms. Seyitan... read more »

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

The government of Kenya has concluded plans to reintroduce taxation of betting companies within six months following a public outburst over cancellation of the... read more »

Environment
LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

  Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has said horticulturists who have consistently failed at keeping their assigned open spaces clean and well-groomed would be disengaged by the... read more »

Oyo revokes parcels of land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over alteration of Land Use, others

Oyo Revokes Parcels of Land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over Alteration of Land Use, others

The government of Oyo State has approved the revocation of some plots of land located within the Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA) and Jericho area of Ibadan. The revocation order, which was dated February 10, 2020, indicated that the affected plots of land were revoked for overriding public interest and for the use of the State... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Ju...

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

…Rehabilitation Work Begins On Monday …Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various... read more »

Lagos Commences Rapid Waste Recycling, as Sanwo-Olu Lau...

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

Lagos State Government on Thursday introduced a new culture of waste disposal and management with the launch of Blue Box Initiative aimed at achieving greener... read more »

Two BRT Buses Involved in a Head-on Collision

Two BRT Buses Involved in a Head-on Collision

Two BRT buses were involved in a head-on collision on Monday at Asolo, Ikorodu road in Lagos while trying to avoid knocking down  Okada riders who were... 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 »

Features
NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was developed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in pursuant of a concerted effort at genuinely developing the Niger Delta region which is blessed... read more »

CBN's Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 - Fraud or Incompetence?

CBN’s Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 – Fraud or Incompetence?

When the CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) announced that it was going to be making about N50 billion available as loans to businesses in what it called the “Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19”,  a lot of business owners saw it as a lifeline with which to revive their failed or failing businesses. It’s no longer news that most... read more »

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that the characters to be played by the actors are known, the stage is set and the audience is cheering and chanting, what level of spectacle should the... read more »

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Africa is home to some of the longest serving national leaders in the world. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011, Africa had about 8 Presidents among the list of... read more »

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

14th April 2020 Life seems to be much about FOOD in Nigeria. There is regular talk about how to get food for oneself or for the children. People worry about... read more »

Finance
Banks in Nigeria to Restrict Debit Card Spending Abroad to Reduce FX Risk

Banks in Nigeria to Restrict Debit Card Spending Abroad to Reduce...

Banks in Nigeria are set to reduce the amount of money which customers abroad can spend using debit cards starting on Monday, as banks attempt to reduce foreign currency settlement risk.   This... read more »

Reps Accuse Akpabio of Distorted Testimony During NDDC Misappropriation Hearing

Members of Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, House of Representative Committee panel probing mismanagement of fund in the Niger Delta Development Commission have faulted Godswill Akpabio, Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs of giving disparaging testimony during hearing. The presiding lawmaker, Honourable Thomas Ereyi-Tobi equally alleged... read more »

Namibia’s Central Bank Governor, Gawaxab, Asks Country ...

Namibia’s Central Bank Governor, Gawaxab, Asks Country to Prepare for Impending Digital Revolution

Bank of Namibia (BoN) governor, Johannes Gawaxab has asked the country to get ready to deal with an impending digital revolution and utilize the technological... read more »

Magu Makes A Laughing Stock Of Buhari’s Anti Corr...

Magu Makes A Laughing Stock Of Buhari's Anti Corruption War, Vindicates The 8th Assembly

By being accused of the same crimes he was saddled with the responsibility of fighting against, Magu has dented, soiled and in the process, ridiculed President... read more »

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement ...

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement with World Bank

Rwanda and World Bank have agreed a $150 million financing agreement to assist the country accomplish skills development in chosen economic sectors. In a... read more »

Fitness and Wellbeing
Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug Abuse If

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug Abuse If...

A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has said the country can be freed from drug abuse and illicit trafficking if institutions of... read more »

A President only deserves a second term because he can WORK, not because he can WALK.

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Because He Can WORK, Not Because He Can WALK – Reno Omokri

arba Sheu This is the response former aid to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri gave to Garba Shehu’s claim that President was fit to run for a second term having trekked for 800 meters yesterday. In a series of tweets, Reno said that since he jogs 5 miles daily, he was clearly better suited for the job. He statement read... read more »

Food
Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents with Absurd Palliative Provision

Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents with Absurd ...

On the 27th of March, we published a story that the Lagos state government had announcement the commencement of the first phase of its economic stimulus package targeted at about 200, 000 homes.... read more »

Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov

Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov

…. State to extend meals to primary six   Kwara is joining the national home grown school feeding programme to tackle school age malnutrition, boost school enrolment, and strengthen local economy through wealth redistribution, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday.   AbdulRazaq said the statistics of stunted and wasted... read more »

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos Begins Sales of Lake Rice for Eid C...

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos Begins Sales of Lake Rice for Eid Celebration

The Lagos State Government has commenced the sales of Lake Rice at various outlets across the State in preparation for the coming Eid-el-Kabir... read more »

Lagos State Destroys Seized Toxic ‘Ponmo’

Lagos State Destroys Seized Toxic 'Ponmo'

The Lagos State Government on Thursday destroyed a truckload of toxic “ponmo” which was seized a few days ago at Ijegun by the Igando/Ikotun Police... read more »

Nigeria: Osinbajo is a Liar – Reno Omokri

Nigeria: Osinbajo is a Liar - Reno Omokri

Former assistant former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has taken to his Twitter account to call out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, calling him an... read more »

Fulani Herdsmen
Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) - Press Statement

Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) – Press Statement

Released – Thursday, 6th August, 2020 Last night, 33  Atyap natives, who were among hundreds of thousands of already starving indigenes  under a 24 hours rigidly imposed curfew that was 65... read more »

Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Rulers- Garba Shehu

Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Rulers- Garba Shehu

  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu has accused traditional rulers in Katsina state, Nigeria of sponsoring bandits in the state. Shehu made the claim in a chat with Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Monday, in the nation’s capital – Abuja. He alleged that traditional rulers do help gunmen in the state evade attack by... read more »

Position of Northern Elder’s Forum, a Mere Irrita...

Position of Northern Elder's Forum, a Mere Irritant and Featherweight - Presidency

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President has in a statement today referred to the position of the Norther Elders’ Forum as “a mere irritant... read more »

Northern Elders’ Forum Blasts Buhari, Says He Has...

Northern Elders' Forum Blasts Buhari, Says He Has Failed the North

The Northern Elders’ Forum led by Professor Ango Abdullahi has in a statement decried the spate of killings that have overtaken the North, leading to a... read more »

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Northern Nigeria is a tragic paradox. A walking contradiction, I mean. For over 40 years, the North has ruled Nigeria and controlled every aspect of her... read more »

Gabon
Ghana
President Akufo-Addo of Ghana Self Isolates After Contact with Coronavirus Patient

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana Self Isolates After Contact with Co...

The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been forced into self-isolation after making contact with a COVID-19 patient. The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah confirmed the development in... read more »

Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condemns Attack on Diplomatic Premises in Ghana

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condemns Attack on Diplomatic Premises in Ghana

Nigeria has criticized an attack on its diplomatic premises in the capital city of Ghana Accra. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister in a statement on Sunday condemned what he termed criminal attacks in its diplomatic residence. He said that unidentified individuals crushed a people within the premises using a bulldozer. Time of the... read more »

Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ghana Stop Operat...

Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ghana Stop Operators from Reopening

Bar and pub operators in Ghana have continued to make appeals to the government to ease some restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic to allow them restart... read more »

University of Ghana Student Has Created the World’...

Non-Profit Startup, Liars & Phonies is Introducing a New Culture of OP-EDS to the World

The non-profit startup Liars & Phonies is NOT a digital newspaper. Instead, it is a “pedpaper” that publishes op-eds, especially those focused on how... read more »

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhar...

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... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

When there is a social problem, or a problem that affects the community, this is how in general a Nigerian thinks: “I can see the problem. But it does not affect me at all. So what does it concern... read more »

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Community is Superior

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Community is Superior

….the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has made the call for less emphases to be made on race as all races are equal. The President made the call on Wednesday in an interview with the Atlantic Council where he referenced Kenya’s experiences as a model for U.S. as she seeks to rise above race and achieve equality among all... read more »

Remembering the Apo6; 15 Years After by Charles Ogbu

Remembering the Apo6; 15 Years After by Charles Ogbu

Today makes it 15 years since 5 Igbo traders along with their female friend were brutally murdered by men of the Nigerian Police Force led by then Deputy... read more »

George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continue...

George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continued Hatred Of Black Bodies

5th June 2020   The agonizing killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in open view of the world by a White police officer assisted by 3 other non-Black... read more »

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of ...

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of All - Reno Omokri

God created diversity. It is satan that created racism. How do I know? The first time racism occurred in Scripture (“Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses... read more »

Inspirational
African American Icon, John Lewis Dies at 80

African American Icon, John Lewis Dies at 80

John Lewis, African American icon and civil rights activist in the United States (US) have passed on at the age of 80, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker announced on Friday. Lewis, an Atlanta Congressman,... read more »

Nigerian Youth Need An Alternative Culture

Nigerian Youth Need An Alternative Culture

18th May 2020   Starting by stating the obvious: that a good culture creates a good country; and a bad culture creates a bad country. So, by the culture lived out, citizens establish the kind of country they prefer, not only for themselves but also for their children. Before going any further, culture here is the social behaviour and ideas of... read more »

You – A Platform For Social Change

You – A Platform For Social Change

14th January 2020   Most people want to be commended, or valued, or “blessed” after they have done a good deed. Most of us want to be recognised after... 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... read more »

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

For women facing breast cancer, there is nothing like talking with those who have walked the path before them. On Wednesday, that sharing will be taken to a... read more »

Interview
Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Denied Presidency in 2023, Says Okwesilieze Nwodo

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Den...

Former National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Okwesilieze Nwodo has said Igbo leaders will join forces with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to... read more »

Oshiomhole Attributes Losing APC Chairmanship to Brawl With Bigwigs, Fires Shots at Obaseki

Oshiomhole Attributes Losing APC Chairmanship to Brawl With Bigwigs, Fires Shots at Obaseki

His woes were self-inflicted, governor retorts Adams Oshiomhole the ousted National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has said he stepped on toes of party bigwigs, who in retaliation masterminded his removal. He disclosed this during an interview on Monday with Arise news channel, Morning Show. The immediate past Chairman... read more »

Judiciary
Obaseki Felicitates with Akpata on Emergence as NBA President

Obaseki Felicitates with Akpata on Emergence as NBA President

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has felicitated with Olumide Akpata on becoming the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). In his congratulatory message, Obaseki described Akpata... read more »

Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court Upholds Governor Duoye Diri’s Candidacy

Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court Upholds Governor Duoye Diri’s Candidacy

Nigeria’s apex court has upheld the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the legitimate candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 primary election in Bayelsa state. Timi Alaibe, his rival at the elction, had approached the court challenging his candidacy in the election but the supreme court threw out the petition. Diri’s... read more »

EFCC Saga: IG of Nigerian Police Force Withdraws Office...

EFCC Saga: IG of Nigerian Police Force Withdraws Officers Attached to EFCC, Magu’s Security Details

Mobile Police officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been withdrawn on the order of the Inspector-General of Police,... read more »

5 Facts about Hushpuppi’s Counsel, Gal Pissetzky

5 Facts about Hushpuppi’s Counsel, Gal Pissetzky

Pissetzky & Berliner on its website boasted to be “experienced criminal defense attorneys defending clients nationwide” 2. According to the firm,... read more »

Ondo Deputy Governor Issues 21 days Ultimatum to Akered...

Ondo Deputy Governor Issues 21 days Ultimatum to Akeredolu to Handover Power to him

Deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has charged the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who is battling COVID-19, to temporarily handover governance of... read more »

Justice
Allegations Against Me are Nonsense- Ibrahim Magu, Suspended EFCC Acting Chairman

Allegations Against Me are Nonsense- Ibrahim Magu, Suspended EFCC...

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has dismissed the allegations against him as mere “nonsense”. In an interview with The Nation... read more »

Nigeria - Ethics Of Supporting A Sham 1999 Constitution

Nigeria – Ethics Of Supporting A Sham 1999 Constitution

Nigeria has actually collapsed. I cannot pinpoint the exact date, but when I consider the filth, decay and squalor everywhere, the depth of social pathologies, and horrifyingly, the genocide against ethnic nationalities, together with unstopped herdsmen and Boko Haram-ISIS terrorism, I cannot truthfully call Nigeria a country. It is simply a... read more »

Two Nights After Arrest, Suspended EFCC Boss, Magu, Sti...

Two Nights After Arrest, Suspended EFCC Boss, Magu, Still in Detention

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), Ibrahim Magu has spent a second night in detention after his arrest on Monday... read more »

Hushpuppi Responsible for £2 million SS Lazio Scam- FBI...

Hushpuppi Responsible for £2 million SS Lazio Scam- FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has accused scam kingpin Hushpuppi and his crew of perpetrating a £2 million scam of Italian Serie A team... read more »

Dubai Police Extradites Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the ...

Dubai Police Extradites Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the US

Fraud suspects Hushpuppi and Woodberry who were arrested in Dubai by Dubai police have been extradited to the United State (US) to answer for allegations of... read more »

Kenya
Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

  The Kenyan ministry of health has relaxed guidelines relating to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Kenya had established a guideline which required victims of corona virus to be buried not more... read more »

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he took office last year. The first meeting, with Nigeria’s ailing 75-year-old Muhammadu Buhari in April, ended with the US president telling aides he never... read more »

Lagos News
COVID-19 Test in Lagos, Nigeria to Cost Between 40,000-50,400 As Government Approves Private Labs

COVID-19 Test in Lagos, Nigeria to Cost Between 40,000-50,400 As ...

The Lagos state government has incorporated private sector laboratories to commence COVID-19 tests. Residents would be required to pay between N40,000-N50,400 to be tested in the private labs. This... read more »

Lagos Approves Seven Private Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

Lagos Approves Seven Private Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

The Lagos state government has approved seven private laboratories in the state to kick start COVID-19 testing and scale up testing capacity. Health ministry in Lagos disclosed that the ministry approved the seven laboratories after they had been vetted and properly screened by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), to... read more »

An Open Letter to Jagaban by Femi Fani-Kayode

An Open Letter to Jagaban by Femi Fani-Kayode

“Even the obstacles on my way, I predict them before those that will bring them will start to think about them. I plan for betrayal, I plan for... read more »

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Rolls Out First Phase of Economic S...

Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society to cushion the effect... read more »

Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – He...

Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – Health Commissioner

  Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks if... read more »

Legislature
Edo Poll Update: Idiaye Impeached as Edo Assembly Deputy Speaker

Edo Poll Update: Idiaye Impeached as Edo Assembly Deputy Speaker

Yekini Idiaye, Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly has been impeached. He was relieved of his position on Wednesday during a plenary of the Assembly in the capital city of Benin. Roland... read more »

Present 2021 Budget before September, Senate tells Buhari

Present 2021 Budget before September, Senate tells Buhari

The President of Nigeria’s Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to submit 2021 national budget before the end of September, 2020 to afford lawmakers ample time to deliberate on it. Lawan made this call while delegating the 2021-2023 Media Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper to the relevant committees of... read more »

NDDC Defends Collapse of Acting MD, Pondei at Reps Hear...

NDDC Defends Collapse of Acting MD, Pondei at Reps Hearing

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has attributed the collapse of its acting Managing Director, Prof. Keme Pondei, to a medical condition which his... read more »

Pondei, MD of NDDC, Walks out on Reps, Warrant Issued f...

Pondei, MD of NDDC, Walks out on Reps, Warrant Issued for his Arrest

Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives has issued a warrant of arrest for the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta... read more »

Senate Urges FG to Rename Ibadan Airport after Ajimobi

Senate Urges FG to Rename Ibadan Airport after Ajimobi

The Nigerian Senate has made a call to the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport, Oyo state after the deceased former governor of the state, Senator... read more »

Liberia
Life
African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian Presiden...

African leaders have sent condolence messages to the family of Mkapa and the Government of Tanzania on the death of its former President, Benjamin Mkapa. President of Tanzania, John Magufuli had... read more »

Security: Family and Friends Mourn as Father of Two is Killed by a Stray Bullet in Lagos

Security: Family and Friends Mourn as Father of Two is Killed by a Stray Bullet in Lagos

Family and friends of Patrick Stephen were on July 10th 2020 shocked by the untimely death of their son, husband, brother and friend. The ever jovial and vibrant youngman was caught by a stray bullet fired during an attempt by armed robbers to rob a bullion van at Ajah in Lagos. What is most sad is that this is one avoidable death too... read more »

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi was buried in the capital city of Ibadan on Sunday. Ajimobi who was Acting National Chairman of the All... read more »

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Rarely do you meet a Nigerian youth who is active on social media who does not know and admire Raymond Igbalode Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi. The... read more »

Bishop Matthew Kukah’s Homily at the Funeral Mass...

Bishop Matthew Kukah's Homily at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020). 1. We... read more »

Lifestyle
Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development - Hamzat

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development – Hamzat

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has stressed the importance of traditional rulers in the promotion of peaceful co-existence among communities to bring about national development... read more »

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? - Bayo Adeyinka

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? – Bayo Adeyinka

It looks harmless- just ordinary dancing steps. Great legwork and body movements. Very rhythmic and colourful. It’s just a fad. And like all other fads, it will come, be around for a while and then expire. Ar least, we’ve had other fads and none lasted forever. Fads come and fads go. Another one will soon replace this Marlian Fad.... read more »

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

1st January 2020 Living in Nigeria, it is tiring to hear the usual response of, “This is Nigeria” or “This is not the UK” or “Are... read more »

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

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

As Muslims faithful celebrate this year’s Eid el Kabir, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa... read more »

Kwara Gov Greets Olofa of Offa at 56

Kwara Gov Greets Olofa of Offa at 56

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday felicitated with the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi (Esuwoye II) on his 56th birthday. This... read more »

Madagascar
Magazine
Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

26th January 2020 We need an answer to give African children and young people when they ask us, “Why is there so much stealing going on?” and “Why do our civil servants and politicians keep on... read more »

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the thinking of either the majority of the citizens there, or at least of the “critical mass”, those whose thinking style has captured the nation. For example in a nation where... read more »

Opinion: The White Man’s Ice Cream Is Better than...

Opinion: The White Man's Ice Cream Is Better than the Black Man's - A Preference for All Things Foreign

26th September 2019 This is a worldwide phenomenon. Black people seem happiest when we give over our money to someone who is not from our own community. I will... read more »

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

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

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has stated that it did not support Atiku because he promised to restructure Nigeria. This revelation among others were... read more »

Nigeria: US Legend Cars, Constituted Authority to Name ...

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

In a series of tweets that has left social media buzzing, the APC through its official Twitter handle has stated that a US based sports car manufacturer, US... read more »

Malawi
Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Leadership in Africa has been unique with its abundance of long serving leaders most of whom could be adjudged to have lost passion for delivering dividends of democracy to citizens. Dr Lazarus... read more »

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Leadership changed hands in Malawi as the country swore in Lazarus Chakwera as the sixth President of the country for a five-year tenure on Sunday. Chakwera became the beneficiary of the first ever court overturned presidential vote in the African continent. He unseated former president Peter Mutharika in a re-run election. Malawi held election in... read more »

Mali
Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a one-day peace keeping visit to Bamako, Republic of Mali on Thursday, after a briefing by ECOWAS Special Envoy to Nigeria, erstwhile President Goodluck... read more »

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Continues in Mali

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Continues in Mali

Opposition protesters in Mali turned up en masse in the streets of Bamako, the nation’s capital, demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday. Opposition leaders in Mali had made several calls accusing the president of neglecting the countries array of problems. One of such protesters, Bintou expressed desire for the... 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 »

Movies and Films
Music
Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

Nigerian super star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, professionally known as Burna Boy, has won a second consecutive BET: Best International Act award. Burna Boy was announced the winner in the early... read more »

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

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 period within which to withdraw the video and apologise to Nigerians. According to the group, if he does not do this, he will face legal actions. The group particularly had issues with the... read more »

News
Hoodlums Disrupt Enugu NMA Election, Shred Ballot Paper

Hoodlums Disrupt Enugu NMA Election, Shred Ballot Papers

The fracas in the Enugu State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) took a new turn on Thursday as the election into leadership roles of the body ended in violence after thugs disrupted... read more »

Ondo Guber: PDP Candidate Drums Support, visits Former Governor Mimiko

Ondo Guber: PDP Candidate Drums Up Support, Visits Former Governor Mimiko

Flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the October 10, 2020 Ondo State gubernatorial election, Eyitayo Jegede, has visited the residence of his former boss, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko. Jegeded was reported to have visited the former governor’s residence in Ondo town around 8pm yesterday in company of some PDP stalwarts. The pair had... read more »

2023 Presidency: Mamma Daura Expressed his Personal Opi...

2023 Presidency: Mamma Daura Expressed his Personal Opinion- Presidency

Garba Shehu, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity has said the comment credited to Mamman Daura, Buhari’s nephew does not... read more »

Governor Bala Mohammed Distances Self from Dogara’s Def...

Governor Bala Mohammed Distances Self From Dogara’s Defection to APC

  Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor has distanced himself from the defection of erstwhile Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to the... read more »

Dogara’s Return to APC, a Dent on Party’s image –...

Dogara’s Return to APC, a Dent on Party’s image - Sagay  

Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, has described the return of former House of Reps Speaker, Yabuku... read more »

Nigeria
Glasgow Rangers Boss, Gerrard, Excited to Sign Balogun

Glasgow Rangers Boss, Gerrard, Excited to Sign Balogun

Steven Gerrard, Glass Rangers coach has said that the club is excited to have acquired the services of Nigerian defender Leon Balogun. Balogun, 32, sealed a one-year contract and an option for an... read more »

Former Reps Speaker Dogara Dumps PDP

Former Reps Speaker Dogara Dumps PDP

Yakubu Dogara former speaker of the House of Representatives, yesterday resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Dogara dumped the PDP to return to All Progressive Congress (APC), twenty-two months after leaving the APC for PDP. Reports say his defection might be due to his conflict with Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi... read more »

NFF Congratulates Egbo on Historic Feat of Guiding Tira...

NFF Congratulates Egbo on Historic Feat of Guiding Tirana to Domestic Title

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has congratulated Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo on becoming the first Nigerian and African to oversee a domestic title triumph... read more »

Breach of Security Procedure and Assault on AVSEC Offic...

Breach of Security Procedure and Assault on AVSEC Officer BY Head of DSS at the International Terminal of NAIA Abuja

We note with dismay that Mr Safiyanu Abba, the Head of DSS at NAIA deliberately obstructed airport Security process, and slapped an Aviation Security Officer... read more »

Borno State Governor, Zulum Lauds Igbo Traders, Pledges...

Borno State Governor, Zulum Lauds Igbo Traders, Pledges Financial Incentive

The executive governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum lauded car spare-parts’ traders who are mostly of Igbo extraction for their resilience and... read more »

Opinion
NDDC N40 Billion Misappropriation, Hushpuppi and Magu’s Issues have Put Nigeria in a Precarious Situation in the International Community-  Femi Fani-kayode

NDDC N40 Billion Misappropriation, Hushpuppi and Magu’s Issues ha...

Former minister of Aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-kayode has weighed in on the dispute between Joy Nunieh, Former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and... read more »

Electricity Calamity and the Sham 1999 Nigeria Constitution

Electricity Calamity and the Sham 1999 Nigeria Constitution

1st July 2020 There are several ways of generating electricity such as using: Gas – Nigeria has it. Fossil fuel – Nigeria has it. Coal – Nigeria has it. Biomass – Nigeria has it. Wind ­– Nigeria has it. Hydro – Nigeria has the water for it. Nuclear – Nigeria has the Uranium for it. Solar – Nigeria has the sun for it. So why... read more »

1999 Nigeria Constitution – Bin it to Rescue Nigeria

1999 Nigeria Constitution – Bin it to Rescue Nigeria

16th June 2020   In the matter of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution the Nigerian way of doing things is unlikely to favour anybody. That is the way of... read more »

Opinion: Government of the Oligarchs, by their Minions,...

Opinion: Government of the Oligarchs, by their Minions, for the Oligarchs by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Since May 29, 2019, myself and millions of other concerned Lagosians have been urging Governor Jide Sanwoolu to fix the frankly disgusting roads in Lagos. He... read more »

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari &...

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari - Fani-Kayode

Mr. President, many believe that you cannot read and those that believe that you can claim that you cannot go beyond three lines. They say outside of that you... read more »

Petroleum
Sanwo-Olu Visits Ijegun Fire Survivors, Warns Pipeline Vandals

Sanwo-Olu Visits Ijegun Fire Survivors, Warns Pipeline Vandals

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday visited victims of the recent Ijegun pipeline fire incident who are receiving treatment at the Trauma and Burns Unit of the Gbagada General... read more »

Nigeria: Kachikwu Out, Dr Thomas John In As Chairman NNPC Board

Nigeria: Kachikwu Out, Dr Thomas John In As Chairman NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas John as the acting alternate chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, bringing to an end the tenure of the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu. NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, who announced this in Abuja, stated... read more »

Photos
Politics
Edo 2020: Oshiomhole Regrets Picking His Successor, Obaseki

Edo 2020: Oshiomhole Regrets Picking His Successor, Obaseki

Former Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole has expressed regret over supporting the candidacy of Godwin Obaseki to succeed him in 2016. Oshiomhole described the defection of Obeseki and his... read more »

President Buhari Names Agbor Railways Complex after Former President Jonathan

President Buhari Names Agbor Railways Complex after Former President Jonathan

The Railway complex in Agbo, Delta Sate has been named after former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. It was confirmed by Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media on Twitter on Saturday, 18 June. Ogunlesi said, “BREAKING: President @MBuhari has approved the naming of the Railway Complex in... read more »

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns ...

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

Anti-graft agency in Tanzania has cautioned businessmen in the country against sponsoring politicians vying for elective positions as the east African nation... read more »

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Reports 653 New COVID-19 Cases...

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Reports 653 New COVID-19 Cases, Brings Confirmed Cases to 36,107

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 653 new cases of COVID-19, in the country. Nigeria currently has 36,107 confirmed cases with 778... read more »

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on S...

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

The United States has asked South Sudan to intensify its efforts at achieving sustainable peace and kicking out corruption if arms embargo and other sanctions... read more »

Press Statement
Presidency Speaks on the Arrest of Suspended EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu

Presidency Speaks on the Arrest of Suspended EFCC Acting Chairman...

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE A series of documented allegations were made against the Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Following a preliminary review of the... read more »

OPM and the Aluu Debacle: Fate of Patients as Church Shuts Free Hospital Because of Community Levies

OPM and the Aluu Debacle: Fate of Patients as Church Shuts Free Hospital Because of Community Levies

On Sunday, the 5th of July, the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere announced plans to shut down OPM specialist hospital in Aluu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. The closure came as a protest to what the Apostle Chinyere described as indiscriminate levies imposed on the hospital... read more »

Democracy Day 2020: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Full A...

Democracy Day 2020: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Full Address to Nigerians

“Nigeria has risen by 25 places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking from 146th to 131st and is now rated as one of the top ten reforming... read more »

Amotekun is a Battle Won in the Federalism War – ...

Amotekun is a Battle Won in the Federalism War - Afenifere

The General Assembly of Afenifere held today at the Àkúrẹ́ home of the Leader, Chief R.F Fasoranti OFR. After exhaustive deliberations on the state of... read more »

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to...

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cameron

Following the claims that former prime Minister of England, David Cameron made in his book regarding former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration,... read more »

Real Estate
Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka has enjoined residents seeking accommodation to engage the services of the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction... read more »

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Designs

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Designs

Lagos State Government has issued a warning to the residents of state-owned housing Estates to desist from modifying the approved designs of structures within their environment. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola gave the warning on Monday during a meeting with the representatives of the Residents... read more »

Religion
We Shall Not Bow - Femi Fani-Kayode

We Shall Not Bow – Femi Fani-Kayode

“I am the leader of Uthman Danfodio dynasty. I have never seen where in the hundred books that Uthman Danfodio said Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. What he wrote was the role of Islam in... read more »

Opinion: A Clarion Call for “CAN” to be Banned in Nigeria by Ibrahim Jalo Jalingo

Opinion: A Clarion Call for “CAN” to be Banned in Nigeria by Ibrahim Jalo Jalingo

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN is becoming a threat to peaceful coexistence of Nigeria as an indivisible sovereign country. The Christian body resorted to inviting foreign countries of United States, Britain and Israel to invade Nigeria and handover the country to them, in their selfish interest of enslaving other religious faiths in... read more »

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Ne...

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Portends a Grave Danger to Security and Stability

By Majeed Dahiru The rise to power of President Muhammadu in 2015 birthed a far right political culture that sparked off a wave of ethno-geographic and... read more »

Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Niger...

Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army Flag

Recently, a lawyer sued the Federal Government on the issue of Arabic inscriptions on our currency and on the Nigerian Army’s logo. The fellow, Malcolm... read more »

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

Nigeria: I will be President After Buhari - Pastor Tunde Bakare

One time Vice Presidential candidate under President Muhammadu Buhari and Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, a church in Lagos, Nigeria has caused some... read more »

Rwanda
Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in the Street of Kigali

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in the Street o...

Rwanda will on Thursday commence a random COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and points of entry to ascertain the coronavirus situation in its largest city, a senior health officer revealed on... read more »

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Rwanda’s fight against coronavirus has been boasted by donation of face masks received from Turkey. The ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Rwanda, acknowledged receipt of the donation in a statement describing it as “a sign of friendship and solidarity between the two countries in the fight against COVID-19.” The... read more »

Safety
COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica Linea from Anchoring on its Ports

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica...

Tunisia has banned the ships of French transport company Corsica Linea from docking on its shores as crew test positive for COVID-19. Habib Ghedira, member of Tunisia’s committee to confront the... read more »

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria, Dies Aged 25

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria, Dies Aged 25

Tolulope Arotile, first female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force has died in a road traffic accident. Reports have it that the pilot died due to complications arising from head injuries sustained in a road accident at NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday. Arotile rose to limelight after she set record as the first female combat helicopter... read more »

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

School children in South Africa resumed classroom activities on Monday, 8th June 2020, as government starts to ease restrictions imposed on the country to curb... read more »

Fed Poly Ilaro Suspends SUG President Caught in Cult A...

Fed Poly Ilaro Suspends SUG President Caught in Cult Activities

Ilaro Polytechnic Management  has suspended the Students Union, President, Adegboye Olatunji, who was arrested for engaging in cult activities. The young... read more »

Junaid Mohammed’s Echo Chamber and the Amotekun Civil W...

Junaid Mohammed’s Echo Chamber and the Amotekun Civil War - Reno Omokri

Recently, the firebrand ex Second Republic member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, warned or threatened that Nigeria may experience... read more »

Security
Rape in Nigeria: Police, NHRC, NAPTIP Advocate Accelerated Hearing Of Rape Cases

Rape in Nigeria: Police, NHRC, NAPTIP Advocate Accelerated Hearin...

A joint statement by the Police, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has called for accelerated hearing of rape cases... read more »

Security: Katsina Communities Again Raided by Bandits

Security: Katsina Communities Again Raided by Bandits

Kasidau, Maigora and many nearby settlements in Katsina state have been attached by bandits in the late hours of Tuesday, 9 June, 2020. Information said sporadic shots were fired, people scampered for safety while the bandits burnt houses and rustled a yet to be identified number of cattle. The communities are part of Faskari Local Government Area... read more »

IGP, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

IGP, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

… To Run As State-Led Effort, Not Regional Initiative’   The Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun on Thursday has... read more »

Ogun State Govt Approves Amotekun Bill Proposal

Ogun State Govt Approves Amotekun Bill Proposal

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency. The approval was given at the State... read more »

Amotekun: Oyo Exco Council Approves Bill, Transmits to ...

Amotekun: Oyo Exco Council Approves Bill, Transmits to State Assembly

Oyo state Executive Council has approved the Oyo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corp Bill 2020 for onward transmission to the state house of... read more »

Senegal
World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

Senegal has drawn 2:2 with Japan in their second group match. The Senegalese opened scoring in the 11th minute through a Sadio Mane tap in. 23 minutes later, The Japanese leveled up the score through Takashi Inui ending the first half in a 1:1 draw. In the second half, Senegal took the lead in the 71st minute through Moussa Wague. However, the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

Senegal defeated Poland by 2:1 to give Africa its first win in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. Senegal’s first goal was put down as an own goal after a... read more »

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions... read more »

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not... read more »

Seychelles
South Africa
South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine o...

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports... read more »

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds

Multitude of people were left stranded in South Africa due to strike action by minibus taxi drivers over what they termed inadequate corona virus relief funds. On Monday morning, taxi drivers in Johannesburg and capital city of Pretoria in the province of Gauteng barricaded roads and declined transporting workers. Local media report that police... read more »

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa is fast closing in on 100,000 confirmed cases of novel corona virus after the nation’s Minister of Health announced a spike to 92,681 on... read more »

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Of...

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Erstwhile South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela has expressed a lack of interest to contest election for parliament. Speculations in the media had... read more »

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools ...

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) have said the body will be “shutting down all schools over SA” from Monday. The union said in a statement,... read more »

Sport
Eagles' Striker Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Club Plans Preseason

Eagles’ Striker Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for COVID-19 as...

Super eagles of Nigeria forward, Paul Onuachu has tested COVID-19 positive as his club KRC Genk prepares for their first pre-season match. Announcing his status, Onuachu who said that he is... read more »

Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Named Best Ligue 1 African Footballer of the Year in France

Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Named Best Ligue 1 African Footballer of the Year in France

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who plays for Ligue 1 side, Lille has won the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize. The prolific striker who is mourning the death of his father contested the prize with fellow Nigerian Simon Moses (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye... read more »

Ighalo a Natural Goal Scorer and Poacher – Man United M...

Ighalo a Natural Goal Scorer and Poacher – Man United Manager, Solskjaer

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has earned commendation from his Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following his superb performance which earned... read more »

Nigerian Forward, Alex Iwobi Inspires Everton to a Prem...

Nigerian Forward, Alex Iwobi Inspires Everton to a Premier League Win at Carrow Road

Nigerian international Alex Iwobi was in sublime form as Premiership side Everton overcame relegation threatened Norwich City at Carrow road on... read more »

Nigerian Football Federations Clarifies Status of NPFL ...

Nigerian Football Federations Clarifies Status of NPFL Season

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has debunked reports making the rounds that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has been cancelled. The... read more »

Sudan
South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure to Pay $9m Membership Debt

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure to Pay $9m ...

The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to meet up with their financial obligations over a three-year period amounting to over 9 million U.S.... read more »

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until June 29

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until June 29

The security and Defence Council of the Republic of Sudan has prolonged the existing lock down in the state of Khartoum to June 29 in a conscious effort to stem the tide of corona virus spread. The nation’s capital- Khartoum, boasts of the largest population in the African country. The council announced the continuation of 3 p.m to 7 a.m curfew... read more »

Tanzania
Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President Mogafuli attributed the victory to... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Head Coach

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

Terrorism
RE: Unlawful Killing, Nchatancha Community, Emene, Enugu East LGA

RE: Unlawful Killing, Nchatancha Community, Emene, Enugu East LGA

Ladies and gentlemen, everyone, today again, 22/08/2019, our stalls and offices received disheartening news over the unlawful killing of a woman (an Igbo woman) who hails from Nchatancha community... read more »

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

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

Buhari is busy importing the incendiary of Middle Eastern Sunni/Shiite conflagration into Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to proscribe the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and to declare it officially as a terrorist organization is a catastrophic blunder.  In the first instance, the decision is illegal and... read more »

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusala...

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

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

Nigeria: Government Outlawed Criminality of IMN, not Fr...

Nigeria: Government Outlawed Criminality of IMN, not Freedom of Worship - Presidency

Presidency says proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law abiding Shiites in the... read more »

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum – A People in S...

Opinion: Arewa Consultative Forum - A People in Self Denial

The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday kicked against what it termed “Criminalising the Fulani. This is a fallout of the atrocities committed by... read more »

Transportation
Flight Resumption in Nigeria; FAAN Issues Post COVID-19 Guidelines for Flight Operation

Flight Resumption in Nigeria; FAAN Issues Post COVID-19 Guideline...

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released new guidelines for travelers as the country plans to safely reopen its airspace and airports to local flights without risking the health... read more »

Opinion: Okada and Keke Ban - Transport for Lagos by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Opinion: Okada and Keke Ban – Transport for Lagos by Babatunde Gbadamosi

Sometime last month, The Lagos State Government announced a partial ban on ALL operators of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some named parts of Lagos State. The ban went into effect yesterday, Friday, 1st of February 2020. The scenes across Lagos were expected. Thousands of stranded commuters were left to make their way on foot to their... read more »

BRT Bus Accident: LASG Arraigns Truck Driver for Reckle...

BRT Bus Accident: LASG Arraigns Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

The Lagos State Government, through the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ministry of Justice on Friday arraigned the Dangote cement truck driver who... read more »

Enforcement of Ban on Okada and Tricycle Operations in ...

Enforcement of Ban on Okada and Tricycle Operations in Lagos Island Commences

The Lagos State Government on Monday commenced the enforcement of the ban on Okada and Tricycle operations within the Lagos Central Business District in... read more »

New Policies on Okada to be Announced Soon – Sanw...

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has said that new policies that will regulate the operations of Okada in the state are underway. The... 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 »

Uganda
United Nations
Videos
Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk-Driving

Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk-Driving

A road safety officer had the misfortune of hitting a Benz G-wagon while drunk-driving. Road safety officers are usually dreaded by road users because of their eagerness to pounce on real and... read more »

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG's Speech?

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG’s Speech?

A video of the Nigerian Inspector of Police, Idris Ibrahim, fumbling badly with his speech has been trending online. The speech was given on May 14 2018 at the commissioning of the Police Intelligence Unit at Kano. It is not clear what happened or if he was not privy to the speech. One thing however was very clear – this was a disgrace to... read more »

Women Empowerment
World Cup
World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the lead through an 18th minute own goal, off a Mandzukic header. Croatia equalized in the 28th minute off a Perisic shot. Ten minutes later, France took the lead through a VAR awarded penalty... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

Belgium won the third place position this evening after beating England 2:0. The Belgians showed their intent with a 4th minute goal tapped in by Meunier. This... read more »

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England ...

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

Croatia this evening sailed into the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after winning England 2:1 after extra time. Despite taking an early lead through a 5th... read more »

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium...

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

The French team triumphed over the Belgians to advance to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France went ahead in the 51st minute from an Umtiti... read more »

Youths
Nigerian Born Boxer, Anthony Joshua not Ruled Out of Bout with Pulev - Hearn

Nigerian Born Boxer, Anthony Joshua not Ruled Out of Bout with Pu...

Eddie Hearn has allayed fears of any serious injury to the knee of Nigerian born boxer Anthony Joshua. Boxing promoter, Hearn has said that the fitness of Joshua would not be in question when he... read more »

The Educational System In Nigeria Does Not Prepare the Youth for Life Outside – Personal Development Expert

The Educational System In Nigeria Does Not Prepare the Youth for Life Outside – Personal Development Expert

OLUSAYO ADELEYE is a lawyer, Public Speaker, Personal Development and Leadership Trainer and Coach and the Executive Director, STAND FOUNDATION. She was called to bar on 4th July, 2003 but never practised law full time and chose to be a leading etiquette and personal development consultant.   She spoke to AFRICAN NEWS TODAY CORRESPONDENT,... read more »

GENCED, NED Trains Young Women on Political Leadership

GENCED, NED Trains Young Women on Political Leadership

The Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCED) collaborated National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA on Wednesday trained young Women aspirants... read more »

Lagos Flags Off Skills Acquisition Program To Train 10,...

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

…Reiterates Sanwo-Olu’s Commitment To Empower Women, Youths The Lagos State Government on Thursday reiterated the unwavering commitment of the... read more »

Lagos Sports Summer Camp Holds from August 31

Lagos Sports Summer Camp Holds from August 31

The Lagos State maiden multi-sports camp for children between ages 9 and 16, tagged “Lagos Sports Summer Camp”, will kick-off at the Teslim Balogun... read more »

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Sup...

The health minster of Zimbabwe has been charged to court on grounds of criminal abuse of power as a government officer, alleged to have awarded a COVID-19 medical supplies contract running into... read more »

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National Security Council at Munhumutapa building, Harare. The council reiterated the commitment of the country’s armed forces which they described as “loyal, professional and dedicated to their... read more »

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Africa

President Buhari Appoints Board of NLNG, Names Edmund Daukoru as Chairman

President Buhari Appoints Board of NLNG, Names Edmund Daukoru as Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has today, Tuesday 14 July, 2020 appointed the boards of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) and Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT). It was made known in a... read more »

Nigeria’s AGF, Malami Debunks Buying ₦300 million Abuja Mansion for Newly Wedded Son

Nigeria’s AGF, Malami Debunks Buying ₦300 million Abuja Mansion f...

Nigeria’s Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has debunked acquiring a N300 million mansion for his, Abdulazeez who just wedded, in... read more »

Cross River State Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike, Say Governor Ayade Hiding COVID-19 Cases

Cross River State Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike, Say Govern...

The Nigeria Medical Association, Cross River chapter has accused the state Governor Ben Ayade of covering COVID-19 cases in the state, declaring an indefinite strike as a result. The strike... read more »

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Agriculture

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift - Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the commitment of the State Government towards changing the face of the various agricultural estates and farm settlements in the... read more »

Osun Gov Seeks Private Partnership to Revamp Agric Sector

Osun Gov Seeks Private Partnership to Revamp Agric Sector

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to partner private sector to revive the agriculture sector in the state. He said on Monday during a... read more »

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

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

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

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Aviation

Nigeria: Nigeria Air Unveiled in London

Nigeria: Nigeria Air Unveiled in London

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika today Wednesday the 18th of July unveiled the name and logo of the long awaited Nigerian carrier – Nigeria Air. This happened at the... read more »

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Biafra

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in Austria

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in Austria

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

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany

Former deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was shown in a video being manhandled by suspected IPOB members in Nuremburg Germany where he had gone to celebrate the Igbo new yam... read more »

Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa'ad and the Fulani Leaders by Oodua Group

Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad and the...

The Sultan of Sokoto and Fulani Leader His Eminence Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad THE STATE OF THE NATION We write this letter to you considering your importance as the head of the Fulani people... read more »

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Boko Haram

Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

Boko Haram: 30 Killed in Konduga Following Multiple Suicide Bombings

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in multiple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist... read more »

Communique: The Yoruba's Stand on Buhari's Revocation of Licensed Guns in Nigeria

Communique: The Yoruba’s Stand on Buhari’s Revocation...

Communique issued Today 25th of May 2019 at the end of the meeting of The Yoruba Summit Group. Present at the meeting which took place at Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s house, were the host and... read more »

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... read more »

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Tribunal Sacks Osun PDP House of Reps Member

Tribunal Sacks Osun PDP House of Reps Member

“Delay will only sweeten the taste of victory – Reps Member reacted The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, on Monday, has nullified the election of Hon Bamidele... read more »

Protest as EFCC Allegedly Raids Ambode’s House in Epe

Protest as EFCC Allegedly Raids Ambode’s House in Epe

Epe Residents in Lagos State on Tuesday protested as EFCC operatives raided the house of the former Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, has confirmed the... read more »

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

Nigeria: Fashola, Ngige, Keyamo Make Buhari’s Ministerial L...

Nigerians’ wait for ministerial appointment may be at an end as the President has forwarded the list of his ministers to the National Assembly for confirmation. This was confirmed... read more »

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Corruption

Trial of Lamin Diack for Doping Allegation Billed for Monday

Trial of Lamin Diack for Doping Allegation Billed for Monday

Former chief of IAAF Lamin Diack is set to be tried in Paris on Monday for alleged crime of corruption and money laundering related to a Russian doping scandal. Diack faces trial on account... read more »

How Can General Buhari Succeed When He Is Surrounded by So Great a Cloud of Liars? by Reno Omokri

How Can General Buhari Succeed When He Is Surrounded by So Great ...

I watched Femi Adesina’s interview on Channels Television on Sunday January 26, 2020, and I felt sorry, very sorry for General Muhammadu Buhari. First, his own wife, Aisha Buhari,... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Operatives Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

Nigeria: EFCC Operatives Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arrested 18 (Eighteen) suspected internet fraudsters in Alagbado area of Lagos State. The suspects are:  Abass Mukhtar,... read more »

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Covid-19

Benue State Governor’s wife, Eunice Ortom, Her Son and Aids Test Positive to COVID-19

Benue State Governor’s wife, Eunice Ortom, Her Son and Aids Test Positive to COVID-19

The wife of Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue state, Mrs. Eunice Ortom has tested COVID-19 positive alongside her son and some of her aids. Mrs. Ortom made the revealed her status in a... read more »

Power Changes Hands in Ebonyi as Governor David Umahi Tests COVID-19 Positive, Hands Over to Deputy

Power Changes Hands in Ebonyi as Governor David Umahi Tests COVID...

Ebonyi state Governor David Umahi has revealed that he tested positive for dreaded COVID-19 as Nigeria nears 28,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. This was confirmed in a statement personally... read more »

Peter Okoye Infected Daughter, Wife and Two Domestic Staff with COVID-19

Peter Okoye Infected Daughter, Wife and Two Domestic Staff with C...

Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, reportedly infected his wife, Lola Omotayo; daughter, Aliona and two domestic staff with the deadly coronavirus. The singer revealed this in a video posted... read more »

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Crime

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

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

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

Lagos State Donates Patrol Vehicles, Motorbikes to Security Operatives

Lagos State Donates Patrol Vehicles, Motorbikes to Security Opera...

… creating a security trust fund has worked well for the State, says Sanwo-Olu Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-stated his administration’s commitment... read more »

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Attacks on Foreigners

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Atta...

….we’ll deal with troublemakers, Gov vows Lagos State Governor has vowed to deal with troublemakers exploiting the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa to... read more »

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Economy

Osun State Government Debunks Stopping Payment of Allocation to Local Government Accounts

Osun State Government Debunks Stopping Payment of Allocation to Local Government Accounts

The government of Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has debunked rumours that the state government has stopped direct payment of monthly allocations to the accounts of local governments in the... read more »

CAF Disburses CFA120 million to Member States Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CAF Disburses CFA120 million to Member States Amid COVID-19 Pande...

African football governing body has followed the footsteps of FIFA in disbursing funds to member states to assist in the fight against Corona virus. CAF issued out cheques to... read more »

Opinion: Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing by Atiku Abubakar

Opinion: Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing by Atik...

John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last... read more »

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Education

Osun Govt Reviews its Policies on Education

Osun Govt Reviews its Policies on Education

Governor State of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has said his administration is very desirous of getting its education policies right and employ them as the driver of sustainable... read more »

Be Proactive: Provost tells Student Midwives

Be Proactive: Provost tells Student Midwives

The Provost of the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing Igan.do, Mrs. Oyefunso Orenuga has urged Students Midwives to be proactive during intensive and... read more »

Education, Healthcare top Lagos' N1.1trillion 2020 budget

Education, Healthcare top Lagos’ N1.1trillion 2020 budget

… Sanwo-Olu earmarks 62 per cent for capital spending With a proposed fiscal plan of N115 billion for public infrastructure, Lagos State, next year, will be a massive construction... read more »

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Egypt

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... read more »

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Employment

Lagos Govt Debunks Media Reports on Abolition of Wealth Creation Ministry

Lagos Govt Debunks Media Reports on Abolition of Wealth Creation Ministry

The Lagos State Government has denounced a report in a section of the media alleging that the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has abolished the Ministry of Wealth Creation and... read more »

Over 25,000 Candidates Register on Ogun State Job Portal

Over 25,000 Candidates Register on Ogun State’s Job Portal

The Ogun State government  has said over 25,000 unemployed youths have registered with the state Job Portal opened last week Thursday. Mr Mr Lekan Olude, Special Adviser to Governor Dapo,... read more »

Lagos Emergency Workers Protests, Demand 5 Month Unpaid Salary

Lagos Emergency Workers Protests, Demand 5 Month Unpaid Salary

Some members of staff of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit (LRU) on Friday protested demanding the payment of over five months’ salary arrears owed by the... read more »

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Environment

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

LAGESC Displaces Street Traders, Hawkers in Iyana-Ipaja, Ikeja, Dopemu, Others

…Vows to ensure strict enforcement of law prohibiting street trading. Officers of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) have embarked on an enforcement raid aimed at... read more »

Lagos to Boost Capacity of PSP Waste Operators to Procure Equipment, Says Bello

Lagos to Boost Capacity of PSP Waste Operators to Procure Equipme...

Lagos State Government on Monday emphasized its readiness to boost the capacity of Private Sector Participation (PSP) waste operators in the state through the provision of equipment to... read more »

Ogun Govt Distributes Relief Materials to Flood Victims

Ogun Govt Distributes Relief Materials to Flood Victims

Ogun State government has distributed relief materials to victims of flood disaster caused by torrential rainfall in Opako-Adigbe, Abeokuta. Speaking during the exercise, held at the Trade... read more »

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Finance

Nigeria’s Impending Debt Default: A looming African Disaster

Nigeria’s Impending Debt Default: A looming African Disaster

In 2018, a BusinessDay editorial sounded the alarm about the prodigious growth of Nigeria’s debt profile at a time when government revenues were either flat or shrinking. In a response... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Arraigns Atiku’s Son-in-law, Lawyer for $2. 14Million Fraud

Nigeria: EFCC Arraigns Atiku’s Son-in-law, Lawyer for $2. 14Milli...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office on Wednesday arraigned one Abdullahi Babalele before Justice Iniekenimi Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court,... read more »

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

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

The former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday cleared the air over a statement attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging that it had... read more »

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Fulani Herdsmen

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah and Fulani Herdsmen Commence Vigilante Operations In Yorubaland

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah and Fulani Herdsmen Commence Vigilante Operations In Yorubaland

In a shocking development, a Miyetti Allah vigilante group has been spotted operating in Ondo state, Nigeria. This revelation was made by one Kayode Ajulo, a legal practitioner who... read more »

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah - Fani-Kayode

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah – Fani-Kayo...

“If it is Fulani today, yesterday it was the Igbos”- Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. I have immense respect for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah but to compare the situation of the Fulani in... read more »

Nigeria: Get Obasanjo Arrested, He Doesn’t Mean Well for the Country - Miyetti-Allah

Nigeria: Get Obasanjo Arrested, He Doesn’t Mean Well for the Coun...

In a letter dated July 15, Obasanjo asked the president to take decisive action on insecurity, saying the situation could degenerate into a full-blown crisis if not tackled... read more »

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Ghana

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,... read more »

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Health

Coronavirus: Governor Okowa’s Goes into Isolation as Daughter Tests Positive

Coronavirus: Governor Okowa Goes into Isolation as Daughter Tests Positive

There is coronavirus scare in the Delta state government house as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Nigeria has gone into isolation with his family following a positive COVID-19 test... read more »

Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen Excused from Lille’s Pre-season

Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen Excused from Lille’s Pre-season

Prolific Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen who plies his trade in France has been granted compassionate leave from the club’s pre-season. This was disclosed by Christopher... read more »

African Football Federations Shortlist Clubs to Partake in Covid-19 Fund Raising Competition by FIFA

African Football Federations Shortlist Clubs to Partake in Covid-...

World football governing body – FIFA plans to raise funds to combat corona virus through a competition among continental Confederations when clubs are cleared to restart play with... read more »

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Human Rights

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

What we now have is a government overtaken by paranoia. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.  He captioned it... read more »

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

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

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Reprisal Attacks

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Re...

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations, Senator (Dr.) Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru has cautioned Nigerians against reprisal... read more »

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Judiciary

Sanwo-Olu bids Justice Bulkachuwa Farewell, as Appeal Court President Retires

Sanwo-Olu Bids Justice Bulkachuwa Farewell, as Appeal Court President Retires

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration will not deviate from the tenet of constitutional democracy, promising that actions of the State Government under... read more »

Imo Assembly: Defectors Have Lost Their Seats - PDP

Imo Assembly: Defectors Have Lost Their Seats – PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received reports that some members of the Imo state House of Assembly elected on the platform of our great party, have... read more »

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

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

The national and state Houses of Assembly petition tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday, struck out the petition filed by the PDP and Tajudeen Jaiyeola Agoro, challenging the election of... read more »

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Justice

Senator Melaye Heads to Appeal Court, Says "I Never Expected Victory at this Level but Will Laugh Last

Senator Melaye Heads to Appeal Court, Says “I Never Expected Victory at this Level b...

Dino Melaye the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi west senatorial district election held in November 16, 2020 has expressed his resolve to appeal tribunal... read more »

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

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

The Lagos State Assembly has set up an Ad-Hoc Committee to unravel the alleged precarious activities of officials in the State Surveyor-General’s Office and other surveyors in the... read more »

Opinion: I Won't Cry for Sowore by Badaiki Osighe Nabobcy

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

I don’t expect that Sowore is not prepared to be in detention, so I’m not too worried about his loss of freedom. That goes with the territory. Being detained should be a minor... read more »

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Lagos News

COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice 'Social Distancing' - Lagos Govt

COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice ‘Social Distancing’ – Lagos Govt

  Lagos State Government has urged residents to reduce all forms of public and social gatherings as part of the preventive measure to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease in... read more »

Breaking: Lagos Assembly Removes Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Suspends Two Others

Breaking: Lagos Assembly Removes Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Wh...

  Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday suspended two of its principal officers including the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Rotimi Abiru and the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon.... read more »

Sanwo-Olu assures Business Community on Investment Friendly Policies

Sanwo-Olu assures Business Community on Investment Friendly Polic...

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Olusola Sanwo-Olu has assured business community in the State of his administration’s commitment to engage and partner with stakeholders while... read more »

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Nigerian President Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval for Ambassadorial Nominees

Nigerian President Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval for Ambassadorial Nominees

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of 41 Non-Career & 1 Career Ambassadorial nominees by the senate. Buhari appointed a nominee from Federal Capital... read more »

Breaking: Kaduna House of Assembly impeaches Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna state House of assembly has been impeached. Deputy Speaker, Hon. Mukhtar Isa Hazo, was ousted by 24 members of the House on Thursday afternoon. Sources say... read more »

Senator Abaribe's Call on President Buhari to Resign is Foolish - Presidency

Senator Abaribe’s Call on President Buhari to Resign is Foo...

President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit. That call does not represent the opinion of... read more »

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

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

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

Nigeria: Ras Kimono’s Wife Dies Three Months After His Death

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 buried. Ras Kimono had slumped... read more »

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

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

A renowned Ibadan based Islamic Cleric, Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke on Friday  urged Nigerians to live in togetherness and peace as exemplified by Prophet Mohammed. This contained in Eid... read more »

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainment

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainme...

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured lagosians, fun lovers, tourists and religious faithful that all the various Parks and Beaches across the State are ready and in good... read more »

Eid-el- Kabir: LAWMA Urges Lagosians on Proper Waste Disposal

Eid-el- Kabir: LAWMA Urges Lagosians on Proper Waste Disposal

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Wednesday urged  residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes during and after the forth-coming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The... read more »

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Northern Governors Forum Mourn Abiola Ajimobi

Northern Governors Forum Mourn Abiola Ajimobi

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed grief over the demise of former Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Ajimobi who until yesterday, briefly served as the Acting National... read more »

Giadom and Ajimobi: Who Wins the Soul of APC as Party Gears Up for 2023 Elections?

Giadom and Ajimobi: Who Wins the Soul of APC as Party Gears Up fo...

A popular axiom has it that the only thing which is constant in life is change itself. The current happenings in the Nigerian political landscape have been thrilling and thought provoking.... read more »

Ondo State Tussle: Governor Akeredolu Sacks all Aids of Deputy, Ajayi as Pre-election Battle Continues

Ondo State Tussle: Governor Akeredolu Sacks all Aids of Deputy, A...

Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has dismissed all the aides attached to his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi as speculations over an imminent impeachment of the deputy intensifies. Among... read more »

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Don't Cry for Bola Ahmed Tinubu by Femi Aribisala

Don’t Cry for Bola Ahmed Tinubu by Femi Aribisala

Will the Jagaban of Borgu ever learn? Unfortunately for him, he has taken a route without a plan B. The article reproduced here was written in 2015.  It predicted the comeuppance of... read more »

APC Crisis: President Buhari Meets APC Governors in the Villa

APC Crisis: President Buhari Meets APC Governors in the Villa

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has setup a meeting with governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to discuss crisis rocking the ruling... read more »

Nigerian Duo- Ndidi and Iheanacho Commended by Brendan Rodgers for Fine Outing Against Watford

Nigerian Duo- Ndidi and Iheanacho Commended by Brendan Rodgers fo...

Leicester city manager Brendan Rodgers has commended the character and performance of Nigerian players- Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and the rest of the team in their draw with Watford... read more »

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

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

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the Press Release by the Nigerian Army dated 07 August, 2019, seeking to justify the unprovoked and unwarranted murder of three... read more »

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Lagos: Relatives of Deceased LGs/SUBEB Staff Receive Insurance Be...

The families of 197 deceased staff of local governments and the State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB) received letters of Insurance benefits from Lagos State Government,  The... read more »

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

Press Release: For the Records – What VP Osinbajo Said on K...

Nowhere was the word exaggerated used Our attention has been drawn to misleading reports in a section of the media purportedly made by and attributed to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,... read more »

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

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

Osun State Government on Thursday declared tomorrow, Friday, 30th August, 2019 public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra 1441 AH. The Hijrah 1441 AH will begin on Saturday,... read more »

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

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

Lagos Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has charged Nigerians to constantly submit to the will of God and pray for his guidance and divine direction in giving the leaders the right ideas... read more »

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

Eid al-Adha: Sanwo-Olu Urges Muslims to Emulates Prophet’s ...

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerians to emulate the lessons of sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim and work for the progress and stability of the nation. In a... read more »

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Opinion: Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn As a Game Changer For 2023 by Reno Omokri

Opinion: Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn As a Game Changer For 2023 by Reno Omokri

A lot has been written about the introduction of the region wide security outfit for the Southwest, known as Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn. Much of it is built around emotions. And as my readers may... read more »

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Opinion: The Public Discourse Over Amotekun - Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Opinion: The Public Discourse Over Amotekun – Bola Ahmed Tinubu

This issue has dominated recent discourse and media headlines. Distilled to its basics, it concerns how best state governments can assist with the safety and security of their residents.... read more »

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business - Gani Adams

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business – Gani Ad...

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged the Federal government to fix the Lagos – Badagry road, saying such move will boost the Nigerian economy and further... read more »

Ondo State Officially Bans Okada Riders on Ore Expressway

Ondo State Officially Bans Okada Riders on Ore Expressway

The Ondo State Government on Thursday officially ban the operations of commercial motorcycles, popularly called `Okada’ on the Ore Expressway following the frequent incidences of crimes... read more »

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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... read more »

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect.. The BBC reports that Zuma made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on... 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... read more »

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Former Eagles Player, Sylvanus Okpala asks NFF to Allow Eagles Handler, Rohr, Operate Freely

Former Eagles Player, Sylvanus Okpala asks NFF to Allow Eagles Handler, Rohr, Operate Free...

Ex Super Eagles of Nigeria player Sylvanus Okpala has requested more freedom for Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr to make decisions and continue building a team to conquer the sporting... read more »

National Youth Games: LSSC Conducts Screening for Athletes

National Youth Games: LSSC Conducts Screening for Athletes

The Lagos State Sports Commission, LSSC, has conducted screening for all Athletes who will represent the State at the forthcoming Fifth National Youth Games holding in Ilorin, Kwara State... read more »

Sports: Iwobi Finally Signs a 5-Year Deal with Everton FC

Sports: Iwobi Finally Signs a 5-Year Deal with Everton FC

Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024. The 23-year-old forward is the Blues’ seventh and final... read more »

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If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would Not Accept Electricity Failure

If Nigerians Knew The Power Of Technology They Would Not Accept Electricity Failure

12th February 2020 The simplest definitions for TECHNOLOGY on the internet are “Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes” and also “Technology is... read more »

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Nigeria: Court Grants FG's Request to Declare Shiite Terrorists

Nigeria: Court Grants FG’s Request to Declare Shiite Terrorists

With several clashes between the Nigerian Police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), aka Shiites, that led to the death of Usman Umar, Deputy Commissioner of police,... read more »

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

Opinion: You are a Disgrace to the Noble Yoruba Ancestry – ...

You cannot sacrifice the blood of your brethren on the shrine of your greed, conceit and unbridled 2023 presidential political ambition. You are a disgrace to the noble Yoruba ancestry. You... read more »

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

Nigeria: UK Report Indicts Buhari on Killings of Thousands of Chr...

The global independent report on the persecution of Christians authored by the Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen Bishop of Truro in the United Kingdom was recently concluded and submitted to the... read more »

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

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

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

Badagry Expressway : Lagos Govt Commences Demolition of Shanties

Badagry Expressway : Lagos Govt Commences Demolition of Shanties

The Lagos State government taskforce on Tuesday commenced the demolition of shanties along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway after the expiration of 7-days ultimatum issued to the traders. The... read more »

Lagos Task Force Orders Removal of Illegal Structures, Kiosks on Badagry Expressway

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

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Lagos State Taskforce on Wednesday ordered the removal of all illegal structures, Kiosks and the end to commercial activities along Badagry... read more »

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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 Penalties to Croatia

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

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 »

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Ogun Job Portal: Students' Association Applauds Governor Abiodun

Ogun Job Portal: Students’ Association Applauds Governor Abiodun

The National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) on Thursday has applauded the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, for launching a portal to provide job opportunities for youths. This... read more »

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