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In remembrance of Biafran Heroes – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 29, 2019 –  The indigenous Igbo eschatology demands the mourning and remembrance of the dead. So, I observed Biafran Heroes’ Day on May 30th 2019. To me, the day was a solemn day of reflection and reverence: a day to reflect on the most trying period in the […]

The Otedola Example – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 29, 2019 –  “Otedola has made me, I can play football again,” Christian Chukwu, the 68 year-old former Captain of Enugu Rangers, former captain of the Green Eagles and former Chief Coach of the Green Eagles, reportedly joked when he paid a ‘thank you’ visit in […]

South-East governors plan forest guards

Raphael Ede, Enugu The South East Governors Forum rose from a meeting on Sunday to announce that it would establish forest guards in the states to tackle insecurity in the zone. The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, who read the resolution of the governors at the end of […]

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles now 3rd in Africa

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in […]

Tunisia president dies, replaced by parliamentary speaker

Tunisia’s parliamentary speaker, Mohamed Ennaceur, has been sworn in as the country’s interim president, the official Tunisian news agency TAP reported. The appointment of the interim president comes just hours after the death of president Beji Caid Essebsi Ennaceur took the oath of office at the assembly in the capital Tunis, the agency said. According […]

Senate Screens 14 More Nominees on Thursday

The Senate on Thursday screened 14 nominees out of the 43 sent to it by President Mohammadu Buhari. The figure is in addition to the 10 screened by the lawmakers on Wednesday when the exercise began. The total number of nominees screened is now put at 24. Those screened include – Sen. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo), […]

American arrested by Murtala Muhammed International Airport police for allegedly assaulting a towing service official

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi An American national has been arrested and detained by the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the Nigeria Police for allegedly assaulting a towing service official at the airport. The man, Breedlove Shawn, an American, was said to have been accosted by airport officials for allegedly parking at a restricted area of the […]

BREAKING: EFCC seals Rochas Foundation College, supermarket, daughter’s school

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri he operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission have sealed Rochas Foundation College, Owerri, Imo State. The anti-graft agency also sealed East High Primary and Secondary school, Owerri which belongs to Rochas Okorocha’s first daughter,Uloma Nwosu. Also sealed is All-In Supermarket, Owerri, said to belong to a member of Okorocha’s family. Okorocha […]

Kenya finance minister Henry Rotich arrested for corruption

Kenya’s finance minister has surrendered himself to the police after the chief prosecutor ordered his arrest over allegations of corruption. Henry Rotich is accused of flouting procurement procedures in awarding a contract worth over $450m (£405m) for the construction of two dams to the Italian company CMC de Ravenna. In March Mr Rotich denied any […]

Declare state of emergency on security, PDP advises FG

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in order to address insecurity situation in the country. The PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, made the appeal at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the open letter […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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