Why some Nigerians faced extreme vetting at U.S. airports – Envoy

New York – Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians. “The executive ban on immigration […]

President Buhari arrives Nigeria after 51 days on vacation/medical leave

President Buhari has returned to Nigeria, after 51 days of vacation in London, United Kingdom. Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity, said President Buhari’s plane landed in Kaduna well after 7.am today in Kaduna, debunking earlier reports that the President flew in at about 4.am. “We are now at the helipad at […]

I traveled to India to search for my exact age – Obasanjo

Story Time with Baba. By Daud Olatunji ABEOKUTA – Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that loss of values in the society and high rate of criminality and delinquencies amongst the youth forced him to write ‘Tortoise stories’ books . Obasanjo who spoke in Abeokuta at 2017 International Youth Variety Day and Public Presentation […]

When Osinbajo gives instruction, some people run to Buhari in London, Jibrin

Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, says there may be cracks in government if “some people” start questioning the instructions of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.   In a series of tweets he released, on Monday, Jibrin said some people run to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London to ask if he […]

Biafra: FG re-arraigns Kanu, others over terrorism charges

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and three others were yesterday re-arraigned by the Federal Government before Justice Binta Murtala Nyako of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. They were arraigned on an 11-count charge bordering on treasonable felony, illegal possession of firearms and terrorism. Before […]

How Obanikoro, others airlifted N1.2bn cash for Fayose – Bank official

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro Ade Adesomoju, Abuja ‎The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday called its first prosecution witness before a Federal High Court in Abuja in the trial of an aide of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, who is being prosecuted for money laundering charges. […]

Ex-Governor Odili’s N6bn suit against Peterside fixed for Nov 29

Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili Chukwudi Akasike A Rivers State High Court has adjourned till November 29, 2016 the N6bn defamation suit‎ brought before it by a former governor of the state, Dr. Peter Odili, against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 election, Dr. Dakuku Peterside. Odili had […]

Aisha’s outburst breached norms, values of a decent wife –Women’s group

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha  Umar Muhammed, Yola The Adamawa League of Women Empowerment has said that Aisha Buhari’s recent BBC  Hausa Service interview “breached the norms and values of a decent housewife of a serving president.” They also described it as “ill-timed and counter-productive,” saying it was critical of President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to governance. […]

Fani-Kayode arrested again by EFCC

Former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex President Goodluck Jonathan and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, was, Friday, re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after he stepped out of a court room at Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, where he is standing trial. FEMI FANI-KAYODE Fani-Kayode, was […]

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., son of executed environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa Sr., dies in London at 47

The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an adviser to three presidents. The 1995 execution of his father by a military government […]

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