EFCC traces multi-billion naira home in Abuja to Patience Jonathan

Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as […]

US honors 5 Nigerian women

By Vera Samuel Anyagafu and Prisca Sam-Duru IN her commitment to building the capacity of Nigerian women who in various fields have remarkably contributed to the Nigerian communities, the US government recently honoured five Nigerian women making waves in the science and technology world. Making reference to some African-American women who also have contributed to […]

Mrs Buhari Departs Nigeria to Visit Husband in London

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has left Nigeria for London, United Kingdom, to visit her husband who has been sick and flown out of Nigeria since May 7. According to a statement by her spokesperson, Bisi Olumide-Ajayi, the President’s wife thanked Nigerians who have been praying for her husband’s quick recovery. The […]

And Another Feather Adorns the Cap – By Daniel Osofisan

By Daniel Osofisan | Jos, Nigeria | May 17, 2017 – Last week, Fortune, a part of the TIME network released a list of 34 World Leaders who are changing health care globally, and surprise! surprise! Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Chair of Gavi as well as CEO Seth Berkley, made the list. While receiving awards […]

While Men Slept, Okonjo-Iweala Built Institutions – By Uwa Eghomeka

By Uwa Eghomeka | Benin, Edo | May 17, 2017 – In January of this year, there was a lot of talk about the ghostworkers syndrome in the country with some very heavy, almost depressing, figures reeled out detailing how much the government had lost paying salaries to phantom employees. Naturally, after a while, the […]

The women who ruled Nigeria – Where are they Now?

THEY are beautiful, powerful; mostly brilliant and accomplished. They were the dream come true of the Nigerian feminist community which lauded the Jonathan administration’s affirmative action of appointing women into key government positions. They were to prove the widely held belief that what a man can do, a woman can do better. In his controversial […]

Police arraign Apostle Suleiman’s accusers: Stephanie Otobo, others for blackmail

By Onozure Dania Lagos—The Police yesterday arraigned a lady, Stephanie Otobo, 23, who claimed to have had affair with Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the President and founder of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide before a Tinubu Magistrate’s court Lagos, over alleged intent to steal, and blackmail. Stephanie Otobo and Apostle Joshua Suleiman Otobo was charged alongside Wisdom […]

Gender equality will take 170 years: UN

Amina Mohammed: UN deputy secretary-general: Gender equality will take 170 years t will take 170 years to achieve economic equality between women and men, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women, ahead of the International Commission on […]

N450m fraud: EFCC amends charges against Belgore, joins ex-Petroleum Minister, Allison-Madueke

There was a twist on Monday in Lagos in the ongoing trial of  Mohammed Belgore (SAN), and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman for alleged N450 million money laundering as the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, was joined in the suit. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s prosecutor had […]

Women drum support for woman President in 2019

Sokoto – Women in Sokoto State are drumming up support for the emergence of a woman as Nigeria’s President in 2019. The women made their feelings known at a rally in Sokoto on Wednesday to mark the International Women’s Day. Prof. Aishatu Madawaki, who spoke on behalf of the women, lamented over the continued marginalisation […]

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