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Nigeria: The Tinubu Rhetoric - My Response by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki
Nigeria: The Tinubu Rhetoric – My ...

Nigeria: The Tinubu Rhetoric – My Response by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Sar...

I have always restrained from joining issues in the media with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and this is based on my respect for him. However, I will not allow him to create a wrong, false and mischievous impression about the reasons for my decision to exit the All Progressives Congress (APC) and... read more »

President Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 working days holiday to an enthusiastic reception from Nigerians on 18th August 2018
Nigeria: President Buhari Returns After ...

Nigeria: President Buhari Returns After 15 Days

President Buhari has returned to the country after spending about 15 days on his 10 day vacation to the UK. It will be recalled that President Buhari left Nigeria on the 3rd of August on what was called a 10-day vacation. It was therefore expected that he will return by the 13th. His failure to... read more »

Africa: Kofi Annan Passes On at 80

Africa: Kofi Annan Passes On at 80

Koffi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General, has passed on at the age of 80. His death was announced in a tweet from his Twitter account @KofiAnnan. The tweet read “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former... read more »

Nigeria: No Foreign Pressure on President Buhari to Drop 2nd Term Bid – Femi Adesina
Nigeria: No Foreign Pressure on Presiden...

Nigeria: No Foreign Pressure on President Buhari to Drop 2nd Term Bid – Fem...

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has debunked rumours that the President was under pressure from foreign nations to drop his 2nd term bid. In a statement released today, Adesina said “It is necessary to respond to a tendentious story published today as... read more »

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football
Sports: Victor Moses Quits International...

Sports: Victor Moses Quits International Football

Nigeria’s ace winger and Chelsea player Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football. Moses who will turn 28 in December says he has had his best times wearing the Nigerian green and white colors. In a statement he released on Twitter, Victor Moses said he felt it was... 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: How Bad Does Nigeria Have to Get?

Opinion: How Bad Does Nigeria Have to Get?

When a business becomes unprofitable and insolvent, it is put through the bankruptcy courts where it undergoes financial ‘restructuring’. This can involve de-mergers, spin-offs and other... read more »

Breaking News: Senator Abaribe Arrested by DSS

Breaking News: Senator Abaribe Arrested by DSS

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has been arrested by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). Senator Abaribe is the Senator representing Abia South in the upper house of the National Assembly. It is not yet clear why he was arrested but as at the time of filing this report, his home in Abuja has been cordoned off by officers of the DSS. It... read more »

Biafra: Sit-At-Home Order Paralysis South-East States

Biafra: Sit-At-Home Order Paralysis South-East States

In celebration of this year’s Biafra day on May 30th, Biafra agitators staged a sit-at-home protest which was said to have recorded about 95%... read more »

Biafra: Another Successful Quasi Referendum – Eva...

Biafra: Another Successful Quasi Referendum - Evang. Elliot

Again, our people have spoken with one voice in completely paralyzing our region by staying at home yesterday in demonstration to the world, where we stand.... read more »

Nigeria: Produce Nnamdi Kanu By June 26 Court Tells Aba...

Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South in the upper house and two others have been ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court by June 26th 2018.

Senate Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South in the upper house and two others have been ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja to produce Nnamdi... read more »

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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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Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to... read more »

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

The government of Ghana has issued an alert, warning members of the public on the possible outbreak of Lassa fever. Ghana Health Services (GHS) also cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever. The GHS in a release explained the disease... read more »

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World 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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Nigeria: Overhaul SARS Immediately, Osinbajo to IGP

Nigeria: Overhaul SARS Immediately, Osinbajo to IGP

The Nigerian vice President and currently acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police to immediately overhaul the management and operations of the Special... read more »

Opinion: Why PDP is Ten Times Better than APC - Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Why PDP is Ten Times Better than APC – Femi Aribisala

APC is an expired drug. Nigerians now know what it means to vote against good luck. I have said time and again I am not a member of the PDP. I am saying it again. I have never been and will never be a member of any political party in Nigeria. I have also said I do not know personally, have never met or even ever spoken to President Goodluck... read more »

Nigeria: Oshiomole is Like a Rain Beaten Chicken Crying...

Nigeria: Oshiomole is Like a Rain Beaten Chicken Crying All over the Place - Saraki

Saraki has responded to Adams Oshiomole’s statement, describing the APC chairman as a rain beaten chicken crying all over the place. The full text of... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Our Consensus Candidate – APC Rep...

Nigeria: Buhari Our Consensus Candidate - APC Reps

APC members of the House of Representative have chosen President Buhari as their consensus candidate. This position was made known to the media after the APC... read more »

Opinion: The Revolution Is Already Here – Femi Ar...

Opinion: The Revolution Is Already Here - Femi Aribisala.

Those were the days when peace of mind could be bought with hypocritical acts of philanthropy. But that just won’t do any more. It is karma time. Many years... 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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South Africa: Girl School's Naked Cultural Performance Sparks Outrage

South Africa: Girl School’s Naked Cultural Performance Spar...

A video of some school girls performing at a competition wearing very skimpy outfits, has sparked serious outrage. The outfit which leaves the breasts and buttocks exposed is known as... read more »

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect.. The BBC reports that Zuma made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Zuma’s governing ANC party had told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old had been... 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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Breaking News: Osinbajo Sacks DSS Chief

Breaking News: Osinbajo Sacks DSS Chief

The Nigerian Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed the Director General of the DSS. Mr. Lawal Musa Daura. The news was broken a few moments ago by the Senior Special... read more »

Nigeria: APC Senators Plan to Break Into Senate Champers (Video) - Onyema Chukwu

Nigeria: APC Senators Plan to Break Into Senate Champers (Video) – Onyema Chukwuka

The Deputy House Minority Leader, Hon. Onyema Chukwuka has declared that some Senators were planning to break into the Senate chambers. He stated this in a video interview which he granted... read more »

Nigeria: APC Spokesperson Defects to PDP

Nigeria: APC Spokesperson Defects to PDP

The spokesperson for the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi has resigned his position and exited the party. This continues the wave of defections from the ruling party. Giving... read more »

Sports: Athletes to the Africa Senior Athletic Championship Asaba Stranded In Lagos Airport

Sports: Athletes to the Africa Senior Athletic Championship Asaba Stranded In Lagos Airpor...

Several athletes arriving in Nigeria to take part in the Africa Senior Athletic Championship are stranded at Murtala Muhammad Airport in the main city of Lagos and at Asaba airport, 500km... read more »

Nigeria: Bukola Saraki Finally Decamps from APC to PDP

Nigeria: Bukola Saraki Finally Decamps from APC to PDP

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki has finally decamped from the ruling APC to the main opposition PDP. It will be recalled that Saraki was one of the PDP Governors who left prior to the 2015... read more »