Why Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Why Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan on Friday met in a remote village in Ogun State to hold talks aides say centred on mending their strained relationship. The two leaders met for several hours in Ibogun-Olaogun, the ancestral hometown of Mr. Obasanjo, taking a stroll together through the community before being treated to a […]

Death toll of IDP camp bombing may reach 170 – Doctors Without Borders

Death toll of IDP camp bombing may reach 170 – Doctors Without Borders

The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday. Most of the victims of Tuesday’s strike in Rann in the restive northeast on Tuesday were women and children, […]

Protesters Storm EFCC, Demand Fayose’s Prosecution Over $2.1bn Arms Scandal

Protesters Storm EFCC, Demand Fayose’s Prosecution Over $2.1bn Arms Scandal

Some protesters under the aegis of “Patriotic Mothers Without Borders”, on Friday, January 20, 2017 stormed the EFCC Abuja headquarters calling for the “arrest, investigation and prosecution” of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, over his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Chanting “Fayose must go”, the women numbering about 300 carried various […]

Fayose’s Aide calls for Magu’s prosecution, accuses EFCC, APC of sponsoring protest against Fayose

Fayose’s Aide calls for Magu’s prosecution, accuses EFCC, APC of sponsoring protest against Fayose

Special Assistant to the governor of Ekiti State on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as the headquarter of corruption in Nigeria, saying; “If there is anyone that should be urgently prosecuted, it is Ibrahim Magu who was indicted by the DSS and still operating illegally as the EFCC […]

Premium Times raid: SERAP, NUJ drag FG, others to UN over ‘crackdown on journalists’

Premium Times raid: SERAP, NUJ drag FG, others to UN over ‘crackdown on journalists’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) have sent an urgent appeal to Mr. David KAYE, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, requesting him to “urgently intervene to prevail on the Federal Government, the Nigerian Army, police and several state […]

Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor

Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor

The police in Edo State have launched a manhunt for the pastor of Miracle House of God Prophetic Ministry on Ituanyemwangbon Street, Prophet Great Emokpae, who allegedly had an amorous affair with the wife of one Anthony Ehikioya. It also said it had commenced investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident. Ehikioya had accused […]

Jonathan writes Trump, felicitates with him on his inauguration

Jonathan writes Trump, felicitates with him on his inauguration

By Kelly Amos A former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has written a letter to the United States President-elect, Donald Trump, rejoicing with him on his inauguration as the 45th President of the United State. In the open letter written on Friday, Jonathan expressed hope that the world would experience great and positive […]

My husband beats me twice a week, wife tells court

My husband beats me twice a week, wife tells court

A burst up between a couple, Alade Muniru and his wife Sadiat, over the removal of a telephone battery has resulted to the collapse of their 18-year-old marriage. Sadiat had approached the Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan, seeking the dissolution of the marriage, explaining that her husband had turned her into a punching […]

We keep building mosques but our daughters are illiterate – Sanusi

We keep building mosques but our daughters are illiterate – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the North to use the wealth Allah blessed them with, not only in building mosques but to also educate girls and discourage their early marriage. The Emir made the call on Thursday in his keynote address at the 3rd international […]

On Buhari’s vacation: Even God rested on the 7th day – Femi Adesina

On Buhari’s vacation: Even God rested on the 7th day – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says there is nothing wrong with the president embarking on a 10-day vacation, as God himself rested on the seventh day after doing the work of creation for six days. On Thursday, the senate had announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s intention to embark on a […]

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