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With Buhari Down, Osinbajo Increases Propaganda. Now Claims Govt To Engage 350,000 Unemployed Graduates In 2017

With the Nigerian economy on the brink of collapse and 490 naira exchanging for a dollar under the current administration while electricity has crashed and unemployment has skyrocketed, Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo continued with his propaganda on Sunday,...

Nigeria Says 100 Nigerians Killed In South Africa. President Buhari’s Aide Tackles SA Minister In Tough Letter

At least 100 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa's xenophobic attacks, President Muhammadu Buhari's special adviser on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Sunday. In a letter to the South African Minister of Home Affairs,  Mr. Malusi Gigaba, Mr....

Boko Haram Strikes In Cameroon Again, Kills One In Waza

By Simon Ateba/Lagos At least one person was killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon on Sunday in an area where hundreds of attacks have occurred since 2014. Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said the attack today occurred in Waza, in the...

Femi Falana Writes Attorney-General, Demands Immediate Release Of Sheikh Ibraheem Elzakzaky And Wife Haija

Barrister Femi Falana, the lawyer representing detained Shiites' leader in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Elzakzaky, has sent a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, demanding the immediate release from detention of his client. The Sheikh was...

President Buhari Calls Emir Of Katsina Over Mother’s Death. Nigerian Leader Still Resting In London

“President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a telephone call from London to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, over the death of his mother, which occurred on Saturday,” the presidency said in a statement on Sunday. President Buhari condoled with...

Osinbajo, Buhari And The Presidency, By Yushau A. Shuaib

  In September 2009, about 9 years ago, this writer published an article title “If Yar’Adua Doesn’t Die!” (http://yashuaib.com/politics/if-president-yaradua-doesnt-die/) It was a response to strong insinuations in the media on the plight of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who was alive then but...

Nigerian Activists Call For Sanctions Against South Africa Over Xenophobic Attacks

Nigerian activists said on Sunday that they have sent a letter to the Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) calling for sanctions against South Africa following escalating xenophobic attacks there last week. Jobless South Africans have resorted to...

The Latest: Ex-Labor Secretary Perez Voted Democratic Party’s Chairman To Counter Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Democrats have a new national party chairman and it's Tom Perez, who was labor secretary under President Barack Oback. Perez...

An Open Letter To State Security Service On President Buhari’s Poisoning Allegation, By Umar Tata

Sir I wish to draw your attention to the new dangerous twist to the unfortunate sickness of President Muhammadu Buhari being falsely perpetrated in our mosques which has the tendency to create serious anarchy in Katsina state. Today Friday 24...

Former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari, Clocks 92. Buhari Overthrew Him In 1983. Babangida Sacked Buhari In 1985

By Simon Ateba/Lagos Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Nigeria's former president and elder statesman, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, as he marked his 92nd birthday on Saturday. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato,  was born February 25, 1925 and served...

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