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

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Portends a G...

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 religious populism across the Muslim north. President Buhari’s reputation as a champion of political Islam and a defender of northern... read more »

You – A Platform For Social Change
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 we have done something helpful. This is perfectly normal, and it is us being human. Other people though, live at a higher level. One of... read more »

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

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

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 Omirhobo, wants the Federal High Court to declare as “illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional to allow the Nigerian Army logo to be adorned,... read more »

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?
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 you not a Nigerian?”, in the face of obvious wrongdoing that I have challenged. In any country the predominant culture is the one... read more »

Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost of Political Miscalculation
Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost ...

Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost of Political Miscalculation by Sanu...

The godfather of Lagos politics, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2015, led the Southwest into an alliance with the north to birth the All Progressive Alliance (APC). His decision, evidently, was informed by the expectation that the two geopolitical regions will share power, invariably to the... read more »

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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 »

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Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamenta...

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, uses a frog to give an example of an... read more »

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 Austria where he was holding a meeting with Nigerians when during the session, trouble erupted. The problem really began during a question and answer session. A... read more »

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in G...

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... read more »

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

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

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... read more »

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah –...

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

“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... read more »

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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 »

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

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

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a single point. Salah opened scoring in the... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt’s Exit

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough permutations, Egypt would have stood a chance had Saudi Arabia won Uruguay. Luis Suarez’s 23rd minute strike was all Uruguay needed win the match.With Uruguay’s win, Egypt is now... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose... read more »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

Five countries will be flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These countries include: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and... read more »

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

University of Ghana Student Has Created the World’s First P...

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 democracy, human rights and freedoms have... read more »

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to run a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation. The party also criticised the President for offering to assist Ghana in her war against... read more »

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Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

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

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

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

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President Buhari’s much touted visit to the United States Months back. This revelation is coming on the heels of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s scheduled... read more »

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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 »

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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... read more »

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

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

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 three years. Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my Founder’s Day lecture at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, that Nigeria had taken almost as much... 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 »

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 »

Education, Healthcare top Lagos’ N1.1trillion 202...

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,... read more »

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

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

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

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

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

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

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

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

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

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

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

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

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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 motion moved by... read more »

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

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

….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 foment trouble in the state. Issuing a stern warning on Wednesday to people engaging in reprisals against innocent people in Lagos in response to events South... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens ...

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Reprisal Attacks

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

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Re...

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) on Tuesday called on the United Nations, African Union Commission, Diplomatic Peace Organization, African... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

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World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

The Belgian team saw off their Tunisian opponents with a 5:2 scoreline. Hazard opened score with a penalty in the 6th minute while Lukaku doubled the lead in the 16th minute. The Tunisians looked... read more »

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

England edged past Tunisia with a 2:1 score line. The match which was looking like it was going to be Africa’s first result at the on-going World Cup ended up in another loss for an African team. Harry Kane had opened score for the English in the 11th minute, pouncing on a parry by the goalkeeper to tap in the first goal. Tunisia responded... read more »

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Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business - Gani Adams

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business – Gani Adams

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 »

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

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

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

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

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of ‘Hellish Traffi...

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 after that publication, things... 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... read more »

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cameron

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cam...

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