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Anyone Who Believes I Made Disparaging Comments Against Igbos Is A Moron – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has denied describing Igbos as people who vote based on their stomach and suffer from incurable money mindedness. Some online news media platforms had quoted the Nobel Laureate as saying Igbo were politically naive while delivering a lecture titled ‘Predicting Nigeria, Electoral Ironies’ at Harvard ... Read More »

Major UK Fashion Brand, New Look, Now Live And Exclusive On Jumia!

New Look Cover

Fashion trends come and go, but some Fashion brands are here to stay. New Look, a global leader in fast-fashion with over 600 stores throughout the UK and over 200 across Europe, China, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia is making its debut in Africa on the region’s No 1 online ... Read More »

There Is Provision For Fuel Subsidy In 2015 Budget – Okonjo-Iweala


The Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday, said the government has not removed fuel subsidy from the 2015 budget, as she confirmed that N145.2 billion provision was made for it. “I want to clarify that there has been some misinformation that has gone ... Read More »

Buhari Begs Nigerians For Patience, Says The Expectation Is Too High


President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari says he does not know how to tell Nigerians that he will not be able to turn the economy around quickly as promised. “The expectation is too high and I have started nervously to explain to people that Rome was not built in a day. For this ... Read More »

Indonesia Commits To Increasing Trade With Nigeria


Although his country recently killed three Nigerians convicted of drug charges by firing squad, Nino Wawan Setiawan, Indonesia Trade Promotion Center’s Director sees no impediment to stronger ties between Nigeria and his country, as he supplied new ideas that could help to strengthen Nigeria-Indonesia bi-lateral relationships, especially in the key ... Read More »

Troops Kill 28 Suspected Militants In Plateau-Taraba Border

Nigerian troops

Troops, weekend, killed 28 suspected militants in response to an attack last month which saw six soldiers gruesomely murdered, the military said Monday. The violence was said to have occurred on the border between Plateau and Taraba States, where series of sectarian violence has happened in recent times. “In our ... Read More »

Managing Nigeria’s Economy Has Made Me Develop High Blood Pressure – Okonjo-Iweala

Finance Minister & Coordinating Minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Falling oil prices have put Nigeria’s economy at risk, with revenues falling and the government having to cut spending so as to be able to fund the 2015 budget. The economic state of the country is affecting the health of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, ... Read More »

TUC To Buhari: Probe Fuel Subsidy, Recover Every Kobo Paid Fraudulently

Muhammadu Buhari

The Rivers State chapter of Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to beam its searchlight on the country’s subsidy regime. The Rivers TUC Chairman, Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, alleged that independent marketers of ... Read More »

My Administration Paid N50bn As Pension In Four Years, Says Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State yesterday said his administration spent N50bn on payment of pensions within four years. The governor made this position known during the commissioning of three warehouses built by the Kano Pension Trustees Fund at the cost of N298million at Kano Free Trade Zone, Panisau in ... Read More »

Two Men Arraigned For Mugging Woman After Using ATM In Lagos


Two men were on Tuesday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly mugging a woman at knifepoint and stabbing a man at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) point. The duo — John Luka, 21, and Bulus Amos, 23 — who did not give details of their occupations ... Read More »

My Husband Has Refused To Make Love To Me For 8-Years, Woman Tells Court


A housewife, Mrs Adeolu Adelani, on Tuesday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve her marriage to Olajide for allegedly refusing to make love to her for 8 years. Adeolu, 39, told the court she was married to Olajide about 14 years ago and had a 12-year-old son. ... Read More »

DHQ Dismisses Wase Genocide Claims, Says Operation Was Against Budding Terrorists


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Monday dismissed some media reports that troops on a vengeance mission killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State. A statement posted on the DHQ website said the attention of the military had been drawn to reports in a section of ... Read More »

National/State Assembly Polls: Tribunal Begins Sitting In Imo


The National and State Assemblies Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri on Monday commenced proceedings by handling five motions filed before it. Out of the five motions, the tribunal ruled on two ex parte motions, while the three other motions were adjourned till May 13, for hearing. The two ex ... Read More »

Why Boko Haram r*pe, Impregnate Kidnapped Women And Girls – Shettima

Boko Haram

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday said the reason Boko Haram insurgents are defiling and getting kidnapped women pregnant is so they can build an army of loyal disciples, who will carry on their strange ideology even after they might have been killed. The governor in a statement ... Read More »

Edo Muslims Cry Out Over Marginalization, Insists On Fair Representation In Government


The Muslim community in Edo state has cried out over alleged marginalization by the state government and political elite in the state, even though it constitutes a substantial percentage of the state’s population. The Muslims under the aegis of the Edo Muslims for Equity and Good Governance (EMEGG), in a ... Read More »

Subsidy Claims Controversy: FG, Oil Marketers Reconcile, Promise End To Fuel Scarcity


An amicable resolution to the fuel scarcity problem, which has been biting hard in most parts of the country for some weeks now seems to have been reached following a meeting between Federal Government officials and Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria on Monday. The meeting, presided over by the ... Read More »

TMG Slams AIT, Accuses Station Of Double Standards Over Coverage Blackout


A civil society group, Transition Monitoring Group, Monday, accused the management of Africa Independent Television, AIT, of double standards over what it called systemic blackout of reporting TMG’s activities. Chairman of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Zikirullahi, said in a statement in Abuja that while AIT was recently quick to condemn ... Read More »

Nollywood Tasks Buhari On Special Tribunal For Piracy


Nollywood actor turned politician, Richard Mofe-Damijo has called on the incoming government to set up a special tribunal to handle cases of piracy in the Nigerian film industry. Speaking yesterday during the first public presentation of a new movie entitled Oloibiri at Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja, the African Movie academy award ... Read More »

Dusk-to-dawn Curfew Imposed On Aladja, As Cultists Continue Attacks


Suspected cultists have killed a member of Udu vigilante and have shot another at Owhase culminating in the enforcement of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Aladja over recent cultists’ activities. Serious of cultists attacks have hit the coastal town of Aladja in the past weeks. In one of the attacks, a ... Read More »

NNPC To Resume Oil Search In Chad Basin


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon resume oil search in the Chad Basin, especially with the improvement in the security situation in North-Eastern Nigeria. According to a statement by Mr Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, on Monday in Abuja, the Group ... Read More »