I will not allow EndSARS protests again — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will do whatever it takes to ensure that there is no repeat of EndSARS protests in Nigeria again. The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, quoted the president to have said this during the meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. He said the president reassured that the …

Presidency boycotts meeting with Wike, Obaseki, others in Port Harcourt

The Presidency on Tuesday boycotted a stakeholders’ meeting scheduled in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It was gathered that the meeting was convened at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari to discuss the emerging threats to peace in the Niger Delta region. The six governors from the south-south geopolitical zone including Rivers State Governor Nyesom …

Why I joined APC from PDP – Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after weeks of speculation. Speaking at a press conference in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital on Tuesday, Umahi said one of the reasons for his defection was that the south-east region had suffered injustice in the PDP. “Let me clear the air …

I rejected offer to be Buhari’s running mate – Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Tuesday confirmed a statement by popular cleric Pastor Tunde Bakare that she rejected being running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari. She tweeted: “Many People: Please tell us, is it true you actually rejected the offer to be Vice Presidential Candidate to Buhari as Pastor Bakare @T_Bakare said? “Me: Yes it is true. Any …

General Buratai and his devotion to fatherland

By Abubakar Gana The greatest gist in Nigeria today among the country’s senior political harbingers, former leaders, and political elites is the sustained mockery of Nigeria’s Service Chiefs. Though, the sitting Military Chiefs have posted very relieving results in the last five years, fighting the conspiratorial or instigated insurgencies and insurrections hovering in some parts of Nigeria, but to some …

COVID-19: China suspends food importation from 20 countries

The Chinese customs has suspended the import of products of 99 cold-chain food manufacturers from 20 countries that reported cluster COVID-19 infections among employees, according to the General Administration of Customs. The Chinese Ministry of Transport also, on Monday, released a guideline to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 through imported cold chain foods in road and water transportation. It urged …

COVID-19: China suspends food importation from 20 countries

The Chinese customs has suspended the import of products of 99 cold-chain food manufacturers from 20 countries that reported cluster COVID-19 infections among employees, according to the General Administration of Customs. The Chinese Ministry of Transport also, on Monday, released a guideline to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 through imported cold chain foods in road and water transportation. It urged …

U.S. Election: ‘This isn’t a game’, Michelle Obama tells Trump

A former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, Monday evening took aim at President Donald Trump for his refusal to concede after losing the November 3 presidential election. In an Instagram post, Mrs Obama said the love of country required everyone to respect election results even when unfavorable. She wrote: “The presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one …

U.S. Election: ‘This isn’t a game’, Michelle Obama tells Trump

A former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, Monday evening took aim at President Donald Trump for his refusal to concede after losing the November 3 presidential election. In an Instagram post, Mrs Obama said the love of country required everyone to respect election results even when unfavorable. She wrote: “The presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one …

Buhari’s Executive Order 10 will destroy states, says Wike

RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the signing of the Executive Order 10 by President Buhari is a ploy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to gain political mileage in 2023 general election. The governor warned that the Federal Government would destroy the criminal justice system in states if the Executive Order 10 is implemented. Wike said there …

Lagos closes Maryland service lane for six weeks

The Lagos State Government has said starting from Tuesday, (today) the service lane inbound Maryland from the end of the Gani Fawehinmi Park to the end of the second pedestrian bridge in Ojota would be partially closed for six weeks. According to the  statement signed by the state commissioner for transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Monday, the partial closure is …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘America under Trump felt like a personal loss’

As her novel Half of a Yellow Sun is hailed as the Women’s prize ‘winner of winners’, the Nigerian-born, US-based author talks about her relief over Joe Biden’s victory – and the bittersweet highs of a difficult year. A FEW hours before Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I are due to speak, the result of the US election is finally called. The Nigerian …

And In Lekki, The Truth Died

By Philip Agbese I have noticed much of cacophonic noises about the alleged shootings and deaths in Lagos Lekki Toll Gate by Nigerian soldiers. The voices are strange and confusing, but loud enough to cause insomnia even to birds of the air and cause disquiet in the abodes of ancestors in their graves. Some people tell me, this land of …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘America under Trump felt like a personal loss’

As her novel Half of a Yellow Sun is hailed as the Women’s prize ‘winner of winners’, the Nigerian-born, US-based author talks about her relief over Joe Biden’s victory – and the bittersweet highs of a difficult year.   A FEW hours before Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I are due to speak, the result of the US election is finally called. The …

And in Lekki, the Truth Died

By Philip Agbese I have noticed much of cacophonic noises about the alleged shootings and deaths in Lagos Lekki Toll Gate by Nigerian soldiers. The voices are strange and confusing, but loud enough to cause insomnia even to birds of the air and cause disquiet in the abodes of ancestors in their graves. Some people tell me, this land of …

And in Lekki, the Truth Died

By Philip Agbese I have noticed much of cacophonic noises about the alleged shootings and deaths in Lagos Lekki Toll Gate by Nigerian soldiers. The voices are strange and confusing, but loud enough to cause insomnia even to birds of the air and cause disquiet in the abodes of ancestors in their graves. Some people tell me, this land of …

Femi Falana and Lady Justice

By Chidiebere Kalu Even weeks after, the haunting ghost of the completely senseless and subversive #EndSARS protests have refused to desert me. I kept wondering why a sane man or woman would take a knife and consciously inflict a cut on his body in the guise of anything or for whatever excuse. That’s the highest grade of self-masochism. But some …

Peru names Francisco Sagasti as third president in a week

Peru’s Congress has chosen legislator Francisco Sagasti as the Andean country’s caretaker president, in an attempt to defuse a sharp political crisis after angry protests and the departure of two presidents in the past week. People waved the nation’s red-and-white flag and blared horns outside the gates of Congress on Monday as the 76-year-old Sagasti, from the centrist Morado Party, …

Police arraign #EndSARS frontliner, Eromosele Adene in Lagos court

#EndSARS frontliner, Eromosele Adene who was arrested few weeks ago for planning another demonstration has been arraigned in a Lagos court. Adene was returned to Lagos on Sunday night to appear before a Lagos magistrate court in Yaba after being initially moved to Abuja for interrogation and detention. He was charged with criminal incitement, cyber stalking, provoking breach of public peace and …

Niger governor recovers from COVID-19 after eight days

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has recovered from COVID-19 after eight days. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Minna on Monday. Bello tested positive for the virus on November 9. The CPS said the governor was certified free of the virus and confirmed fit to resume his official …