Igbo, Yoruba causing Hausa/Fulani dominance a�� Fani-Kayode

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has noted that the rivalry existing between the Igbos in the South-East and the Yorubas of the South West has been the source of strength for the Hausa/Fulani in Northern Nigeria. Recall that the leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign …

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I have names, dates a�� Reno Omokri to expose how US, APC removed Jonathan [VIDEO]

A former special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has vowed to reveal how the United States conspired with the ruling APC to remove his former principal from office in 2015. He said this in a 10 minute video he posted on his Facebook page Saturday night. Recall that …

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Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in Europe

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, became the all-time leading goalscorer in Europe, after he netted in their 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday. Ronaldo headed Madrid in front, to claim his 20th goal of this seasona��s La Liga campaign. It also meant he has scored at least 20 goals in …

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Nigeria must deal with illiteracy to progress a�� Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has harped on the need to deal with illiteracy for Nigeria to achieve progress. Dogara made the call while commissioning blocks of Class Rooms, named after him in Duka Wuya Special Primary school, Gwale Local Government Area, Kano State. While commending …

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Why Nigerians should avoid Mirinda, Lucozade a�� CPC

a��Ta��he Consumer Protection Council (CPC) a��has declared Mirinda and Lucozade soft drinks a unsafe for Nigerian consumers. The council said both beverages contained benzoic acid level above the limit approved by the Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS). The Council said in a statement yesterday in Abuja that while the NIS limit …

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Presidency warns States on gun control

The Presidency has charged the 36 States to take proactive measures in tackling the growing state of insecurity occasioned by illicit flow of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) through effective Disarmament, Demobilisation and Rehabilitation (DDR) programmes. This was highlight of the opening of the 2-day National Dialogue on Civilian …

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How 15-year-old plotted to kill Catholic Pope, Francis

A New Jersey teen, Santos Colon, has pleaded guilty to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the US. The US Justice Department on Monday said the 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to …

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Restructuring Nigeria is more important than Igbo Presidency a�� Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, has maintained that the issue of restructuring of Nigeria was more important than the agitation for Igbo Presidency. Nwodo said this during a dinner organised in his honour by Old Sigmites, Lagos chapter, a club founded in 1950 at the University …

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Nigeria at bottom in 2017 worlda��s passportsa�� ranking [Full list]

Germany has been declared as the country with the most powerful passport in the worldi??. Its passport has visa-free access to 176 countries. Sweden is in second place with 175 countries, and Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain and United States jointly rank third, with their nationals enjoying access to 174 countries. …

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a�?Ghana Must Goa�� bags banned from Dubai-bound flights

From March 8, irregular-shaped or oversized bags will not be allowed into Dubai, UAE. Ali Angizeh, the vice-president of terminal operations at the Dubai International Airport, stated that they could disrupt the advanced baggage systems that would soon be introduced. For Nigerian travellers, this means the popular a�?Ghana Must Goa�� …

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Why I wear made in Aba clothes a�� Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says he is an ardent patron of products made in Aba. He also disclosed that all he was wearing were made locally. The minister disclosed this in Umuahia on Monday at the Federal Governmenta��s town hall meeting and the launch of the …

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Nigeria has 20% fake currency in Circulation a�� Ex-deputy CBN governor

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has disclosed that Nigeria has 20% fake currency in various denominations in circulation. He gave this disclosure at a public hearing on 2017 budget proposals organised by Joint Committee on Public Appropriations at the National Assembly in …

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WhatsApp, BBM making students to fail English Language in Nigeria a�� Post-Master General

Nigeriaa��s Post-Master General, Adebisi Adegbuyi has said that a lot of students in the country fail English Language because of the usage of social media. He was speaking during the presentation of award to winners of the 2016 Letter Writing Competitions, organized in Plateau. Adegbuyi stated that students were used …

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9 things you need to know about new RCCG Nigeria General Overseera�Z

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Saturday appointed a new Head of the church in Nigeria. The new Head is Pastor Joshua Obayemi. Below are 9 things you should know about him. 1. Pastor Joseph Obayemi was the former Special Assistant to the …

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Indonesia foils plot to exploit Muslim protest

Advertisement Indonesian police on Friday said they had detained eight people before dawn, thwarting a plot hatched to take advantage of a demonstration by tens of thousands of Muslims to lead an uprising against President Widodoa��s government. The detentions followed weeks of tension, during which Widodo said a�?political actorsa��a�� had …

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Every day should be for mercy

Advertisement The past one year has seen the Catholic world stressing on the need for all to be merciful to each other, even as God our Father is always merciful to us. It all started last year April, when the Holy Father Pope Francis declared December 8, 2015 to November …

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Dona��t reject corps members a�� FG tells MDAs

Advertisement The Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to reject corps members posted to them by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). A statement signed by the NYSC Director of Press, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir …

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Etisalat positions 4G LTE service as lifestyle enabler

One of the Nigeriaa��s telecoms service providers, Etisalat, has adopted an innovative approach in its 4G LTE service roll out, by positioning it as an enabler of socio-economic growth. The firm said its service is an essential tool that empowers people to do more and a trigger for positive growth …

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Billionaire Warren Buffett invests in 3 big US airlines

Warren Buffett Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken stakes in three large US airlines, in a $1.3 billion bet that marks a sharp U-turn of his antagonistic views on the sector. Buffetta��s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. invested $797 million in American Airlines, $249 million in Delta Air Lines and $237 million …

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E-commerce platform set to promote Made-in-Nigeria products

An e-commerce platform, Min.ng, says it is set to promote made-in-Nigeria products as the new economic frontier for the actualisation of the countrya��s pursuit of economic development and self-sufficiency. This is contained in a statement released in Lagos on Saturday by the Founder of the platform, Mr Kelechi Ekegbe. The …

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a�?Agip generates 480MPV power into national grida��

Nigerian Agip Oil Company As a way out of the nationa��s economic throes and in keeping with the Nigerian Local Content Law, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC), said it is diversifying into other areas of capacity development as it focuses on developing and capacity building in small and …

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Ita��s time to add value to Nigeriaa��s youths

Before I go into my piece proper, permit me to say a few words about a topical and pressing issue. President Muhammadu Buhari has just sought permission to borrow $29.6 billion. My immediate reaction to this is that it is very important that we as a nation and more particularly …

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I was never a sex worker a�� Trumpa��s wife

Melania Trump, wife of US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, is suing a Slovenian journalist for defamation over claims that she previously worked with an escort agency, her attorney said Wednesday. The suit, filed last Friday at a court in the capital Ljubljana, accuses journalist Tomaz Mihelic of defamation as …

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The evil spirits Reuben Abati met at Aso Villa

The former presidential spokesman has rushed to the media with what seemed like a trite Nollywood script, a tale of existence of a�?evil spiritsa�? at Nigeriaa��s seat of power. It was a tragic and pitiable attempt to attribute to things we cana��t blame, the failures of Nigeria under President Goodluck …

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Pregnancy raises stroke risk in younger, not older women

Doctors have long warned women that getting pregnant later in life can raise the risk of stroke, but a study Monday suggested that actually, only young women face this increasing risk. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology compared stroke rates among pregnant and non-pregnant …

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Disagreeing with Chimamanda Adichie

Given Chimamandaa��s popularity in Nigeria, it would be foolhardy to underestimate the effect her article would have on the minds of the people as well as the international community. Having authored a number of best sellers Adichie will always capture the attention of the literary world, no matter how she …

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Nigeria wasting time without true federalism a�� Tunde Bakare

Senior Pastor and Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, on Saturday said Nigeria is just wasting her time without true federalism that will devolve power to the federating states. He stated this during the 14th anniversary of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro, Abuja, as a guest speaker of the ceremony. …

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US service member killed in northern Iraq blast

A member of the US military was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq on Thursday, officials said, as Iraqi forces in the region continued their push on Mosul. US defense officials did not immediately identify the service member, or say whether he or she was one of the …

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Ivory Coast police arrests opponents of proposed constitution

Ivory Coast police fired tear gas and arrested several political leaders on October 20 at a protest in the capital Abidjan against a proposed new constitution, according to an AFP journalist. The controversial constitution which changes contentious rules on presidential eligibility will be put to a referendum on October 29. …

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Nigeria misses out in air passenger growth projection for African nations anounced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Growing population of the country notwithstanding, Nigeria missed out among top 10 African countries with fastest growing market for air passenger and potential growth in the next 20 years anounced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) . The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast …

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