Thursday, 30th November 2023


24 Nov
Since pre-independence, Kano’s politics has been radical and non-aligned. Even when the state finds itself pitching tents with the center, its leftist tendency never dies. Both Sardauna of Sokoto and Shagari did not find favours with Kano politics despite sharing similar...
24 Nov
Following the intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the political crisis in Rivers State, manifested in the rift between the former and the current governors of the state, it is important for all the feuding parties to ensure that the peace so brokered is not disrupted again.
24 Nov
The off-season gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State in early November has produced another example of that state’s characteristically controversial and much-discussed electoral results.
24 Nov
During his ambassadorship in Germany, Tuggar played a key role during the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He also facilitated the state visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Nigeria in August 2018.
24 Nov
As I implied in the epigrams above, the Humanities disciplines - be they song/music, literature, philosophy, history, the media and religion - provide the stories which give meaning to life, even to the discoveries of science and technology...
23 Nov
I born and raised in Israel. Like most Israelis, I was brought up to believe that all non-Jews hate us, because they are jealous that we are the chosen people and because we are the best. I was warned that I had to be careful of Germans (because they are all Nazis) and of Arabs (because even if they are nice, at the end of the day, they will stick a knife in our backs.)
23 Nov
We are in the Ember months and the harmattan wind hangs in the air like incubus. Nigerians believe that the Ember months, that is the months starting from September to the closing days of December, are the period when the Grim Reaper is especially busy. There is no doubt that the people of Egbaland in Abeokuta…
23 Nov
That Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State just won re-election is no longer news. What is on the lips of political watchers is how the All Progressives Congress
23 Nov
Continued from yesterday Also in June 1971, Nigeria’s external affairs commissioner, Dr. Okoi Arikpo (September 20, 1916- October 26, 1995) severely criticised the budget of about $1million approved for the liberation movements with bilateral assistance, military hardware, trucks, and medical supplies since 1968. Thanks to these efforts, the Rabat (Morocco) OAU Heads of State and…
23 Nov
In the heart of serene and secure Ekiti State, Nigeria, lies unassailable evidence of the power of vision, dedication, and selflessness. Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), founded by the great legal icon, Chief Afe Babalola, stands as a symbol of renewed hope and excellence in the world of education.
23 Nov
The news that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), would wield the big stick and ban the production and consumption of drinks in sachets has been lingering for a while. It started as a rumour but with time started gaining tractions in the public. Of course, the news was received with mixed feelings.
22 Nov
A recent seminar was held in the Swedish town of Uppsala, co-hosted by the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) in South Africa, and the Dakar-based Trust Africa.


12 mins ago
The military beefed up security around INEC’s headquarters in Lokoja on Wednesday following a siege laid on the premises by a mob. Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Bethrand Onuoha invited the military to the INEC office after the mob laid the siege. Onuoha alerted the Commander, 12 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Haruna…
22 mins ago
An Indian national has been charged with plotting to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader on US soil, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, alleging an Indian government official was also involved in the planning. The Justice Department unsealed murder-for-hire charges against Nikhil Gupta, 52, "in connection with his participation in a foiled plot to assassinate…
22 mins ago
Late US diplomat Henry Kissinger was a "great statesman" who will be "greatly missed," UK foreign minister David Cameron said on Thursday, while fellow former prime minister Tony Blair paid tribute to "an artist" of diplomacy. "Most saddened to hear that Henry Kissinger has passed away," Cameron wrote on X, formerly Twitter. "He was a…
27 mins ago
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area 1 Command, said it intercepted 975 ammunitions concealed in five bags of rice along the palace/Ayetoro road in Imeko Afon Local Government of the state. The acting Area Controller, Mr Ahmadu Shuaibu, told newsmen on Wednesday in Idiroko, Ogun. According to him, the seizure made on Nov. 27…
38 mins ago
The Kremlin said Thursday that President Vladimir Putin would hold a press conference on December 14 looking back on 2023, his first annual briefing since large-scale hostilities erupted in Ukraine. Putin usually holds two highly-orchestrated, marathon public events each year -- a phone-in show with Russians from across the country, and a press conference that…
42 mins ago
A German court on Thursday sentenced a Gambian man to life in prison over his participation in a death squad that assassinated opponents of former dictator Yahya Jammeh, including an AFP journalist. Bai Lowe was convicted of crimes against humanity, murder and attempted murder for his role as a driver for the hit squad known…
44 mins ago
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to provide navigation equipment and facilities at Hajj departure centres across the country. Malam Mousa Ubandawaki, Deputy Director, Information and Publication, NAHCON, in a statement, said the acting Chairman of the commission, Jalal Arabi, made the call when he…
47 mins ago
Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show stars Pere Egbi and Mercy Eke, Pere has taken to his social media platform to set the record straight. Fans had been abuzz with excitement, speculating on a blossoming romance between Pere and Mercy after witnessing their seemingly close bond during the recently concluded BBNaija All Stars show. However,…
50 mins ago
Nigerian comedy maestro AY Makun and his wife, Mabel, are basking in the joy of reaching a remarkable milestone—15 years of marital bliss. The celebrated couple, known for their enduring love story, took to social media to express their gratitude and affection for each other on this special occasion. AY Makun, a prominent figure in…
59 mins ago
The European Parliament and EU member states agreed draft new rules on Thursday that are intended to protect journalists and activists from abusive lawsuits used to silence public criticism. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on X, formerly Twitter, that she welcomed the agreement to "protect those who try to reveal inconvenient truths".…