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Nigeria: Senate Overrules Buhari, Passes Seven Bills He Earlier Rejected
Nigeria: Senate Overrules Buhari, Passes...

Nigeria: Senate Overrules Buhari, Passes Seven Bills He Earlier Rejected

The Senate has passed seven of the at least 16 bills rejected so far this year by President Muhammadu Buhari. The bills are the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Bill, National Research and Innovation Council Bill, Stamp Duties Act (Amendment)... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing - Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku
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Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing – Nnamdi Kanu to Atik...

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 Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Kanu who spoke on a live broadcast on Sunday, told... read more »

Opinion: Nigeria Will not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election - Femi Aribisala
Opinion: Nigeria Will not Survive the 20...

Opinion: Nigeria Will not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election – Fe...

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw.  We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case.  This country is not just a major... read more »

Nigeria: WAEC Certificate Not Required for Presidency - Keyamo
Nigeria: WAEC Certificate Not Required f...

Nigeria: WAEC Certificate Not Required for Presidency – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo has argued that one does not need to have a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria. Keyamo made this assertion while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. He said “There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In... read more »

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He's Not a Nigerian - APC to Election Tribunal
Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s No...

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian – APC to Electio...

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... 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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Biafra: Justice Binta Orders the Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Trial for Treason Charges to Continue

Biafra: Justice Binta Orders the Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Trial for...

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and directed that his trial on charges of... read more »

Nigeria: Kaduna State Commissioner Calls Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu of INEC a Biafra Apologist

A commissioner commissioner of Women Affairs & Social Development in Kaduna State, Hafsat M Baba, has referred to Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu as a Biafra-apologist. In a tweet that has sparked off outrage from Nigerians, she said “The unsung hero, in this very anticlimactic turn of events, is our dear Amina Zakari. She was bullied out of the... read more »

Nigeria: IPOB Calls Off Election Boycott, Preconditions...

Nigeria: IPOB Calls Off Election Boycott, Preconditions and Terms Met

In a surprising turn of events a day to the elections, it appears that IPOB has called off its decision to boycott the elections. In a tweet released on Nnamdi... read more »

Nigeria: IPOB Insists on Boycotting the 2019 General El...

Nigeria: IPOB Insists on Boycotting the 2019 General Elections

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that its position on boycotting the 2019 elections has not changed. In a statement... read more »

Biafra: South-East Massively Complies with IPOB’s...

Biafra: South-East Massively Complies with IPOB's Sit-At-Home Order

Many major cities in the South-East were almost ghost towns today as there was a massive compliance with IPOB’s sit-at-home order. Major roads, markets... read more »

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Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was Born in Cameroon

Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was ...

Only natural born citizens by birth are valid and eligible source of producing a president in Nigeria. In an interesting twist, a news brought to the fore by Nnamdi Kanu regarding Atiku’s birth... read more »

Cameroon: 85 Year Old Biya Seeks 7th Term in Office as Polls Open Today

Cameroon: 85 Year Old Biya Seeks 7th Term in Office as Polls Open Today

Polls have opened in Cameroon with President Paul Biya seeking a seventh term. Polling stations opened at 8am (07:00GMT) and will close at 6pm (17:00GMT) with more than six million people eligible to cast their ballots. Biya, 85, faces an attempt by the opposition parties to forge a unified front under Maurice Kamto, leader of the Movement for... 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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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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Opinion: Crisis and the Visibility of PMB by Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde

Opinion: Crisis and the Visibility of PMB by Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde

When King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne and his brother, Albert, took over as King George VI in 1937, it dawned on the new King and his wife, Princess Elizabeth Lyon, that his stammer... read more »

Nigeria: Oil Exploration in the North to Continue Till Oil is Found - GMD NNPC

Nigeria: Oil Exploration in the North to Continue Till Oil is Found – GMD NNPC

Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said oil exploration in northern Nigeria will continue till it is found. He said this will enable the NNPC to do a massive appraisal of the discovery of gas reserves made in 1999 in the region. Dr. Baru who was in Kaduna for the 40th edition of the... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Laments Over the N400 Billion Nigeria L...

Nigeria: Buhari Laments Over the N400 Billion Nigeria Loses to Medical Tourism Yearly

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the huge amount Nigerians spend annually seeking medical care outside the country. The President... read more »

Nigeria: Blame Past Governments for Nigeria’s Lac...

Nigeria: Blame Past Governments for Nigeria's Lack of Progress - Prof. Osinbajo

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said that the major problem facing Nigeria is lack of integrity on the part of its leaders. Prof. Osinbajo said the... 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 »

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

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

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

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 “inkciyo” and is a traditional wear of the Xhosa ethnic group, the second largest ethnic group in South Africa. Following the outrage, the choirmaster of... 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... read more »

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigerian authorities have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license... read more »

South Africa: Jacob Zuma ‘rejects ANC requestR...

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

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has defied his party and refused to step down, according to media reports. He and senior members of the African... 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: Tribunal Declares PDP Winner of Osun Gubernatorial Election

Breaking News: Tribunal Declares PDP Winner of Osun Gubernatorial Election

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-member panel said during its ruling in... read more »

Nigeria: No Country Has Perfect Elections - INEC to the U.S

Nigeria: No Country Has Perfect Elections – INEC to the U.S

In a response to the reports the U.S on the 2019 general elections, INEC has said that there is no country in the world that has a perfect election. This response was given by Rotimi... read more »

Nigeria: FG Woefully Fail to Prove Its Case Against CJN Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria: FG Woefully Fails to Prove Its Case Against CJN Walter Onnoghen

The Federal Government, on Thursday, closed its case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, after it produced only three witnesses that testified... read more »

Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari's Certificate Issue

Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari’s Certificate Issue

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of... read more »

Nigeria: School Building Collapse in Lagos, Many Feared Dead

Nigeria: School Building Collapse in Lagos, Many Feared Dead

Several victims, including school children are presently trapped under the rubbles of a three story building that suddenly collapsed in the morning at Ita-Faji area, Lagos Island. As part of effort... read more »