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Picture: Cyril Ramaphosa is new South African president after Jacob Zuma ditched his country on Valentine’s Day

Ramaphosa new South African president — 15th February 2018 Associated Press South Africa’s acting President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to become the country’s new leader in a parliament vote Thursday following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the ruling party to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. With […]

Join retirees’ club, Tinubu tells Obasanjo, IBB

  Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), to join what he called the retirees’ club and be collecting pensions. Tinubu spoke with State House correspondents shortly after he and […]

I’ll take Nigeria to the next level, says Buhari (In the two years you have left?)

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised to take Nigeria to the next level despite the nation’s current challenges. Buhari made the promise in his remarks at the induction of the Nigerian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Tsaigumi, in Kaduna. READ ALSO: Money-eating snake and other Nigerian ‘miracles’ A copy of his speech was made available to […]

Man allegedly forges invite letter to get American visa

Visa fraud A 33-year-old businessman, Ugochukwu Nnubia, on Thursday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly forging invitation letters to procure American visa. Nnubia, whose residential address was not given, is standing trial on  three counts bordering on forgery. The prosecutor, Sgt. Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that the accused committed the […]

PHOTOS: Val’s Day: Woman, Fashion model, Fridah Kariuki, gives boyfriend Mercedes bought with a loan

Fashion model, FridahKariuki, has surprised her boyfriend with a brand new Mercedes Benz on Valentine’s Day. She said it was her gesture of love. The 20-year-old Kenyan model and a student at Kenya Methodist University said she took a loan from her dad to buy her man a car he always wanted. The lovebirds have […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies at 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65 Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president […]

South African president, Jacob Zuma resigns amidst mounting pressure from ANC and opposition

Analysis by Milton Nkosi, BBC The resignation of president Jacob Zuma marks the end of an era. An era of one corruption allegation after another. An era of divisions, infighting and public squabbles. There are many people who are celebrating now, and not just from the opposition benches. Some of President Zuma’s fiercest political foes […]

Fulani herdsmen agree to obey Benue law, but with conditions…. Gov. Umahi (Criminal now give conditions)

— 14th February 2018 • I‘ll not enact anti-open grazing law in Nasarawa  – Al-Makura  Romanus Ugwu, Abuja; Rose Ejembi, Makurdi; Linus Oota, Lafia After several attacks in which many lives and property were lost in Benue, Fulani herdsmen have finally agreed to obey the Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law but with conditions. Leader of the […]

Police detain cops for beating up Ogun headmistress • CP to meet victim, NUT demands action

Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the policemen who allegedly beat up a former headmistress of Top-Teez Nursery and Primary School, Ifo, Mrs. Ayodeji Orojo. The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Iliyasu, told our correspondent on Tuesday that the cops had been arrested and detained. He noted that the policemen would be […]

Zuma defies ANC’s order to resign

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has defied an ultimatum from South Africa’s ruling party to resign within 48 hours, pitching the “Rainbow Nation” into an unprecedented political crisis. Theguardian.com  reports that the decision to tell Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of […]

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