Martin-Luther King Centre distances self from ‘leadership award’ to Buhari

The Martin Luther King, Jr Centre has distanced itself from a leadership and anti-corruption award to President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari recently received an award of leadership and anti- corruption from a group said to be associated with Martin Luther King. The award was said to be part of the King’s family activities marking the […]

Revealed: How U.S. swindles Nigerians in visa application fees

• Makes N19b in one year, excess gain hits N4.5 billion • Official says consulate uses market-based exchange rate Though the Federal Government pegged the exchange rateat N305.25 to a dollar, the American Consulate in Nigeria exchanged N400 to a dollar in visa application fees for one fiscal year, until yesterday. This was deduced from […]

Senegalese woman fined $16,000 for braiding hairs in Tennessee without licence

A Senegalese hairdresser has been forced to pay over $16,000 in fines after falling foul of a Tennessee law which outlawed employing workers who did not have a government licence to braid hair. Fatou Diouf has been braiding hair all her life. She works professionally as a licenced natural hair stylist in the US’ State […]

Tillerson sack won’t affect Nigeria/US relations – FG

— 15th March 2018 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Government has said it expected all discussions held during recently-sacked US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson’s visit, as regards both countries relations to stand, his removal notwithstanding. US President, Donald Trump, sacked Tillerson, Tuesday, this week, after a series of public rifts over policy on North […]

BREAKING: Trump fires Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of his top diplomat Rex Tillerson, to be succeeded by the current CIA chief Mike Pompeo. A senior US official said the president wanted to reshuffle his team ahead of talks with North Korea. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of […]

Picture: Church takes over Mike Tyson’s house in Ohio

The Living Word Sanctuary Church has taken a mansion which used to belong to former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The manson is to be converted into a church. The Ohio building, which covers 25,000 square feet, was donated to Living Word Sanctuary Church after its previous owner was convicted of money laundering. Paul Monea […]

US adds Nigeria’s Abu Musab Al-Barnawi (PICTURED) to global terrorism list

The United State of America Treasury Department has added two individuals and seven organizations in Nigeria and other Africa nations and Asia connected to Islamic State to its sanctions list for global terrorism. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday on its website declared that it had added Abu Musab Al-Barnawi of […]

DSS arrests abductors of Americans, Canadians

— 27th February 2018 Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed that it has arrested five members of the notorious Gemere kidnap gang that abducted some Canadians and Americans along the Abuja-Kaduna road. In a statement signed by its spokesperson Tony Opuiyo, the services disclosed that in furtherance of its commitment […]

Unveiling: Nigerian-born Kehinde Wiley paints portrait of former U.S. President, Barack Obama

Former US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington’s National Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American artists that shocked and delighted. The paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, were revealed at a star-studded event that is a rite of passage […]

What is Africa…. Shithole? -By Emeka Chiakwelu

Article for publication: Poem – What is Africa…. Shithole? By Emeka Chiakwelu Ancient landscape of body, mind and spirit Noble Humanity of innovation, experience and action Were you not there in the genesis Relegated as the edged narrative in bondage Destruction of mind was deadlier than body Demolition odour of toxic hydrogen sulfide odour of […]

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