Massacre: Buhari sends defence minister to Zamfara (No such reaction to the bigger massacre in Benue -perhaps, Benue is not in Nigeria)

Direct security agencies to arrest perpetrators Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dispatchedthe Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.), to Zamfara State for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of the state where some innocent persons were killed on Thursday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President […]

Tax evasion: Fear grips Nigerian property owners in UK

Uche Usim, Abuja Nigerians who own undisclosed properties in the United Kingdom have entered into panic mode as the Federal Government has latched on to new UK regulations called the Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) to assess properties, locations and tax compliance levels. Consequently, many Nigerians nationals who have defaulted in their tax obligations and fear […]

President Buhari Explains Proposed Policy on Grazing Areas, Says No Plan to Colonize Any Part of Nigeria

On Thursday in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari explained that the policy proposed by the federal government in response to the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country is not meant to colonize any part of the country. Receiving Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) led by Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, President Buhari said the intention […]

Nigeria’s first ever Winter Olympians gear up for games

The trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga will fly Nigeria’s flag for the first time at the Winter Games. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are the force behind the team, which officially qualified for the games in November last year. “When people see us, they’re like ‘oh you guys are […]

Obasanjo Registers as Member of Coalition for Nigeria Movement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday officially registered as a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement. Mr. Obasanjo completed the membership form of the movement and handed it over to former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who is the national coordinator of the group. The ceremony was held at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta. The movement, […]

Outrage after French journalist asks Chimamanda Adichie if there’re bookshops in Nigeria

“Are there bookshops in Nigeria?” The question posed by a French journalist last week incensed acclaimed Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. At an event held in a ritzy Paris government building under crystal chandeliers, Adichie launched a blistering assault on perceived French arrogance.y READ ALSO:US Secret Service warns about new method of ATM robbery “I […]

Nigeria: U.S. Attack Aircraft – We’ll Pay $494M Before February Deadline – Govt

Photo: Embraer A-29 Super Tucano. Federal Government has concluded arrangements to meet the Feb. 20 deadline for payment of 494 million dollars meant for procurement of 12 A-29 Super Tucano Light-attack aircraft from U.S., Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said. The minister made this known while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of National […]

Jonathan is Nigeria’s poorest ex-president – envoy

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – FORMER Career Diplomat and retired Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Godknows Boladei Igali, has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan, has remained one of the poorest former Nigerian leaders, even in Africa, in recent years. Nigeria ex-President Jonathan . Ambassador Igali also said that the immediate past Nigerian President was currently struggling […]

BREAKING: FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

  Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Government has summoned the United States ambassador to Nigeria,Stuart Symington, over the derogatory remarks by President Donald Trump. Trump had in a fit lambasted immigrants, stating that they were coming from ‘shithole’ countries, a statement that annoyed many concerned nations and generated serious criticisms from the African Union and […]

Why I travelled to 97 countries as president – Obasanjo

Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said, yesterday, he made 97 foreign trips during his tenure as president between 1999 and 2007. He said the trips were largely aimed at repairing the country’s poor image, following years of brutal military regimes. Obasanjo was widely condemned for spending huge resources on frequent foreign trips but he said […]

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