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Nigerian minister, indicted for gargantuan looting, asked to refund $7.5 million

One of President Muhammadu Buhari's closest ministers, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, has been indicted by a commission of inquiry for massive looting, and for awarding a litany of fake contracts to many companies, some of them, without any address.The former...

King Buhari returns to a lavish reception at Abuja airport after Paris summit

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the capital Abuja after attending 'one planet" summit in Paris, France, 14 December, 2017. 

Nigerian President accused of feeding his cows better than Nigerians 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of feeding his cows far better than Nigerians who elected him in 2015.The accusation was made by an aide to an opposition governor after pictures of Mr. Buhari and his well fed...

Prominent Nigerian kidnapper shot dead while trying to escape in court

A Nigerian man who was undergoing trial for multiple cases of kidnapping has been shot dead while attempting to escape in court.Men of the Nigerian Prisons Service Armed Squad unit at the Lagos State Command shot Chizoba Okoye on...

Outrage in Nigeria over bill threatening free and independent civil society

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has joined other Nigerians who are calling on the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to “immediately drop the draft bill aiming to regulate and monitor the activities of all civil...

Nigerian activists call on Senate President to resign immediately following corruption trial

A coalition of Nigerian activists has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki who is facing charges of corruption at the Code of Conduct Tribunal to resign immediately from his position.In a statement on Wednesday, the Nigerian Center for Anti-Corruption and Open...

This opinion article on addressing immunization rumors in Nigeria would make you smile

Let us be honest for a moment, rumors thrive and spread quickly in Nigeria because of our love for ‘gist’ and all things sensational.  It has been said ‘rumors are the spice of life’. If they could talk, social...

After collecting N4 billion benefit, pensioners endorse Tambuwal for second term

Senior citizens in Sokoto state have rallied behind Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, urging him to seek for re-election as Governor of the North West state.   They said their decision is predicated on the need to appreciate the Governor after he...

Nigeria’s Buhari departs for “One Planet” summit in France

Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and his counterparts from Adamawa and Ondo Sen Adamu Jibrilla Bindow and Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akerolodu are with President Muhammadu Buhari as he travels to Paris for "One Planet Summit in Frasnce....

Violence not in our character – Nigerian Shiites 

It has become expedient to make this clarification that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has never employed the use of violence or the issuance of threats of violence in its entire four decades of existence to anyone, group or...
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Nigerian student testifies Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prayers helped her secure Oxford University admission

A Nigerian student in UK who gained admission into the prestigious Oxford University has acknowledged that...
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Crawling to the Olympics: Nigerian ministers-designate still training three months after Buhari was sworn in

Ministers-designate and senior government officials in Nigeria are training as if they are going to the Olympics. It's been three months...

Russia-Africa: Putin’s continental strategy

From south of the Sahara all the way north to the Maghreb, Vladimir Putin wants his country to play a leading...

Dasukigate: EFCC arraigns Isabella Oshodin for N22.9bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, August 19, 2019 arraigned Mrs. Isabella Oshodin and Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd...

Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service Babatunde Fowler not under investigation – Presidency

Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal...