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Murder: Again, Ugwuonye Docked, Arraigned

Destiny Ugorji Disbarred Lagos lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye was on Monday arraigned before Magistrate Court 9, Wuse, Abuja, presided over by Abdulaziz Omezia on a nine-count charge of obstruction and interference with Police investigation, offensive publications among other seven charges. The charge reads “extortion by threat of accusation, an offence punishable by death, injurious falsehood, defamation, […]

President Macron: a Validation of Fela’s Legacy – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 20, 2018-  It seemed inconceivable that the President of France will visit the citadel of Afro Beat iconoclasm and activism, the New Afrikan Shrine. After all, the Shrine is a tin-pan, a boisterous, corybantic spot, frequented by bohemians and oddballs. What then was the president of one […]

A Reputation Worth Its Weight in Gold – By Ebun Asagbe

By Ebun Asagbe | Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria | July 20, 2018 –  Since the news of Kemi Adeosun’s allegedly forged NYSC Certificate broke, we have been inundated with news reports, press statements, and more recently, opinion articles; each trying to outdo the other, mostly, in defence of Mrs Adeosun. The minister herself has remained silent on the matter, possibly on […]

National carrier needs $300m initial capital – FG

The new national airline, Nigeria Air, will require initial capital of between $150m and $300m, and the Federal Government is seeking a strategic partner to operate the carrier, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday said the government would not own more than […]

Police invite Melaye for questioning

The Nigerian police have denied attacking the convoy of Senator Dino Melaye. The Senator had accused the police of shooting at his convoy on his way to inaugurate a project in his constituency on Thursday in Kogi. “I thank God for spearing (sic) my life once again. Over 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Combination […]

New Islamist sect, Hakika emerges in Nasarawa

By David Odama LAFIA-THERE is fear is Nasarawa State, following the emergence of a new sect known as Hakika, operating in Total Local Government Area of the state. The group, with members claiming to be Islamist saints, is currently occupying a large expanse of the forest in the area. At a meeting in Lafia, Alhaji […]

Chimamanda Adichie bags another degree

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from the prestigious Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Newsmen report that the Enugu-born writer of short stories and non- fiction shared photos of the honour ceremony via her Facebook page. She was among the few recipients of the honorary degree from the university and […]

Rohr experimented with Eagles at Russia 2018, says Iwobi

Super Eagles striker, Alex Iwobi in explaining his lack of game time at the Russia 2018 World Cup, has stated that coach Gernot Rohr was trying a new thing at the tournament. Iwobi who scored the goal that earned Nigeria the World Cup came in mostly as a substitute much to the chagrin of Nigerian […]

Why Jonathan government didn’t save despite oil boom – Okonjo-Iweala

A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has linked the failure of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to save for the rainy day, despite oil boom, to the insistence of state governors that funds in the Excess Crude Account must be shared. According to Okonjo-Iweala, as finance minister, with the backing of Jonathan and […]

Why Nigerian government cannot release Dasuki – Malami

The Nigerian government has explained why the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will not be released in spite of bail granted. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, said the federal government cannot release Dasuki, because the allegation against him is a matter of public interest which has cost several lost of lives. The […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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