INEC denies creating 30,000 illegal polling units

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerians to disregard the allegation that the commission planned to create 30,000 illegal polling units in some remote areas.   On Friday, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party`s (PDP), Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that commission was planning to create 30,000 illegal polling units […]

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British govt to give Nigeria £1m to fight insurgency

  United Kingdom’s Minister of Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, revealed that the British Government promised to provide kits on counter improvised explosive device (IED) worth one million pounds to boost the fight against insurgency.   Lancaster has made this known while meeting Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, in London on the sidelines of the concluded […]

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WHO raises alarm over malnutrition, obesity of African children

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over stunted growth of no fewer than 59 million children and another 10 million who are overweight in Africa.   The health agency also warned that Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of […]

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Lazy youths comment: Senator Shehu Sani advise PMB to apologize

  Senator Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna Central, has advised Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize and withdraw his statement that ‘Nigerian youths are lazy.’   Recall that on Wednesday, while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, Buhari stated that youths prefer to do nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. […]

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Nigeria’s debt level sustainable, under control – Adeosun

  On Friday, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has stated that the country’s debt level is sustainable and under control.   Speaking to newsmen on the sideline of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings at the ongoing 2018 IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington DC, Adeosun said Nigeria had […]

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African Drum Festival opens in Abeokuta, 20 states, 40 African countries participate

  On Thursday, the third edition of African Drum Festival has started with 20 states, 40 African countries, Haiti, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago participating.   The festival started in Abeokuta in Ogun state in South West Nigeria.   Alhaji Lai Mohammed who is the Minister of Information and Culture, who opened the festival disclosed […]

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Sudan’s foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour fired

  Sudan – Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has been fired, shortly after seeking parliamentary intervention on non-payment of salaries of diplomats.   On Thursday, President Omar al-Bashir has issued a presidential decree relieving Ghandour.   Ghandour had on Wednesday asked parliament to step in and help Sudanese diplomats, who had not been paid their salaries […]

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UCLEEF declares 30-day prayer, fasting to stop PMB’s re-election

  The United Christian Leaders Eagle Eyes Forum(UCLEEF) has declared a 30-day prayer and fasting to stop Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari from winning the 2019 election.   Yesterday, in Abuja, UCLEEF’s Chairman, Pastor Aminchi Habu, said there was every indication that if President Buhari is re-elected in 2019, the country will continue to slide backward, […]

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Dangote Group, Globacom, Guaranty Trust Bank Drive African economy, says Report

  An American worldwide management consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), has listed Dangote Group, Globacom and Guaranty Trust Bank among six Nigerian companies driving amalgamation of economic activities in Africa.   BCG’s report entitled, ‘Pioneering One Africa: African Corporations Trail-blazing across the Continent.’   In a statement issued by Globacom in Lagos on Thursday, […]

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