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Breaking News: Elections Postponed to 23rd February
Breaking News: Elections Postponed to 23...

Breaking News: Elections Postponed to 23rd February

After the initial denials by INEC, it has officially come out to announce the postponement of today’s scheduled elections to the 23rd of February. See Also: Breaking News: Elections not Postponed – INEC While giving his reasons for the postponement, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu... read more »

Breaking News: Elections not Postponed - INEC
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Breaking News: Elections not Postponed – INEC

Following a rumour that INEC might be thinking of postponing the Presidential and house of assembly elections, INEC has come out to refute the rumour. According to Mr. Festus Okoye, a National commissioner in charge of voter education, elections will hold as planned. he called on voters to ignore... read more »

Breaking News: Nigerian Presidential Elections may be Postponed!
Breaking News: Nigerian Presidential Ele...

Breaking News: Nigerian Presidential Elections may be Postponed!

There are indications that the presidential and national assembly elections slated to hold tomorrow may be postponed. News reaching us has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently in a crucial meeting with stakeholders to determine the way forward. It is suspected... read more »

Nigeria: IPOB Calls Off Election Boycott, Preconditions and Terms Met
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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 Kanu’s Twitter handle, the leader of IPOB said the election boycott had been called off. According to him, their preconditions and... read more »

Opinion: Obasanjo's Expired Milk And A Slave Dealer Called Bola Tinubu
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Opinion: Obasanjo’s Expired Milk And A Slave Dealer Called Bola Tinub...

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an ugly and repugnant little creature who lives in and presides over the affairs of Lagos state. He comes from a long line of slave-dealers even though he is of questionable parentage. He hails from a small town in Osun state called Iragbiji and many claim that his real name is... 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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Nigeria: IPOB Insists on Boycotting the 2019 General Elections

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 credited to Mazi Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor,... read more »

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

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 and motor parks were deserted. Commercial operations were non existent. Even the usually busy Niger bridge was deserted as no vehicular or human traffic was visible. IPOB claims that the... read more »

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Biafra: No to the Proposed Sit-At-Home Order On September 14th by IPOB - Police

Heads of various security agencies in Imo state, Monday said they have adequately garnered their officers to deal with the September 14 sit-at-home declaration... read more »

Biafra: Swiss Embassy Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Family...

Biafra: Swiss Embassy Denies Nnamdi Kanu Visa to Honor UN's Invitation

THE family of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja for allegedly denying... read more »

Biafra: Security Operatives Call on Nigerians to Ignore...

Biafra: Security Operatives Call on Nigerians to Ignore IPOB's Sept. 14th Sit-at-Home Protest

Following a high-powered meeting of Nigerian security operatives, South-easterners have been directed to ignore the sit-at-home directive issued by IPOB. They... 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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Nigeria: Tompolo Denies Endorsing Buhari

Nigeria: Tompolo Denies Endorsing Buhari

Following an earlier report that the one-time militant, Tompolo along with others endorsed the candidacy of Buhari for presidency, he has come out to deny this claim. In a short statement, Tompolo... read more »

Nigeria: A Message from U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington

Nigeria: A Message from U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington

The United States Embassy in Nigeria wishes to reiterate unequivocally that we are not taking sides in Nigeria’s election.   We do not support any party or candidate.   We support a level playing field and the democratic process.  That is the bedrock principle of our Government’s advocacy on democratic elections.   In the final run-up... read more »

Press Release: PDP To Buhari Presidency: False Alarm Wi...

PDP To Buhari Presidency: False Alarm Will Not Help You

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no amount of fabrications, false alarm, blackmail and resort to violence by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the... read more »

Nigeria: Afenifere Endorses Atiku for President

Nigeria: Afenifere Endorses Atiku for President

Afenifere, the leading pan Yoruba group has in a communique released yesterday endorsed the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar. The communique is published below: At... read more »

Opinion: Questions Buhari Should Answer before the Elec...

Nigeria: Questions Buhari Should Answer before the Elections

With the current exchanges of verbal batons across political parties, there is no doubt that the 2019 general elections are presenting the nation a lot... 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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Opinion: Forget Onnoghen; Let’s Talk about Buhari’s Asset Declaration Fraud by Farooq Kperogi

Opinion: Forget Onnoghen; Let’s Talk about Buhari’s Asset Declaration Fraud by Farooq Kper...

Buhari’s asset declaration fraud is more damning than Onnoghen’s, yet it is Onnoghen who has been illegally “suspended” and pilloried in the media. In this piece I’ll show you... read more »

Nigeria: APC Denies Knowledge of Giant Broom Constructed in Abuja

Nigeria: APC Denies Knowledge of Giant Broom Constructed in Abuja

Nigerians have been speaking out castigating the ruling party for wasting funds, constructing a giant broom at the Abuja City Gate. The broom is APC’s symbol and the giant broom has... read more »

Opinion: All Hell will Break Lose if Buhari Rigs Election – Fani-Kayode

Opinion: All Hell will Break Lose if Buhari Rigs the Election – Fani-Kayode

As the general elections are set to take place in a few days, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who is a known critic of the Buhari administration has said that any attempt by this administration to... read more »

Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Electoral Process or Incite Violence Must be Held to Account - US

Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Electoral Process or Incite Violence Must be Held to A...

As the Nigerian general elections looms close, the United States Government yesterday fired a cautioning shot to all actors, warning that “those who interfere in the electoral process or... read more »

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC's Primaries Illegal

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC’s Primarie...

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the order of a Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt, which last year barred the All Progressive Congress (APC) from conducting any primary election pending the... read more »