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In pictures: Mikel Obi, Russian girlfriend and their new twin baby girls

John Mikel Obi, the Chelsea mid-fielder welcomed a set of twin girls, with girlfriend Olga Diyachenko 9 days ago. He shared photos via Instagram. Olga captioned “It’s just been 5 days, but I already can’t imagine my life without you two  #pooh3 #pooh4 our precious angels Mia and Ava,” in a photo she posted of the adorable twins on […]

We will end Boko Haram by December – Army (End it first, before bragging)

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has reiterated the military’s determination to end Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria in December, a statement said. The statement was issued by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in Abuja on Wednesday. It said Buratai restated the commitment during a routine operational visit to […]

Opinion: Nigeria @55: Prologue: Still groping in the dark

BY OCHEREOME NNANNA One of the enduring topics of debate over Nigeria’s nationhood is the question: was Nigeria’s amalgamation a mistake? In 1914, Sir Frederick Lugard amalgamated the Colony of Lagos and the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria with the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria. Thus, hitherto independent and culturally exclusive kingdoms, such as the Sokoto Caliphate, […]

Photos: Saraki receives ministerial list

The President of the Senata, Abubakar Bukola Saraki received the document containing President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees from the Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Abba Kyari (with cap), and the Special Adviser to Mr. President on National Assembly (Senate) Sen. Ita Enang. LE

Judge withdraws from Saraki’s case over negative reports

  Justice R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja has remitted Senate President Bukola Saraki’s case to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, for reassigning to another judge. The judge, in returning the case file to the CJN on Wednesday, cited “negative reports” on the case as informing his decision.

Buhari likes Fulani herdsmen – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode | credits: Photo file A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a Fulani man, is sympathetic towards Fulani herdsmen. The former minister said this in a Facebook post titled, ‘Herdsmen from hell’ while reacting to the abduction of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, […]

Kwara locks out workers for lateness

  Starnded workers | credits: Success Nwogu No fewer than 85 workers and visitors were locked out at the Governor’s Office in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Tuesday. The governor’s office complex is made up of offices of workers under the office of the Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service, the Ministry of […]

Dangote bags Clinton’s business leadership award

President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has been honoured with the 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in the private sector for his contributions to the development of the African society and the world at large. According to a statement by the group, the award ceremony was […]

Buyers stop loading Nigerian crude

  Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu The measures introduced by the Federal Government to monitor crude transit and check oil theft are said to be threatening income lifeline, compounding the damage the crude price fall has done to Nigeria’s finances, access to dollars and imports. Oil traders and shipping brokers said a newly […]

Senate in rowdy session as 83 members back Saraki

  Senate President, Bukola Saraki THE Senate, expectedly, had a stormy session on Tuesday as some members of the upper legislative chamber protested the passing of vote of confidence in the Senate president, Olusola Saraki, by 83 senators. Tuesday was the Senate’s first plenary since the arraignment of Saraki by the Code of Conduct Bureau […]

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