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At a time of renewed geopolitical interest in Africa, and an increasing questioning of traditional development finance models, Harvard Business School today released a case study examining the role and impact of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), and its unique approach to catalysing entrepreneurship in Africa. The Foundation, Africa’s leading funder of young entrepreneurs, has […]

Afrobeats star, David Adeleke popularly called Davido has pledged N300m as a donation to some orphanages across the country. The Singer disclosed this in a statement on his social media accounts on Tuesday, February 20. Davido stated that he is keeping up with the annual tradition of contributing to the nation that was started a […]

The Niger State Government says it will take action against teachers whose pupils use inappropriate language during debates. In a viral video, a student named AbdulKabir AbdulKadir from Kasim Primary School in Agaie expressed a wish for divine intervention to hold accountable leaders responsible for the hardships faced by Nigerians. The student who voiced opposition […]

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the results of its West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates which was conducted between 27 October and 20 December 2023. The examination body disclosed this in a statement signed by its Acting Head of Public Affairs Department, Moyosore Adesina. According […]

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Cyril Ndifon. The Court also granted bail to his lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, who was arraigned with him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The professor and […]

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has stopped the posting of corps members to states deemed unsafe as a result of the worsening security conditions in the country, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth, Jamila Ibrahim disclosed an interview on Channels Television. Recall that several corps members have been abducted in some parts of the country during […]

The kidnapped pupils and staff of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti have regained their freedom. DIPLOMATIC DIARY earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Monday evening shot at a private school bus along Emure–Eporo Road while returning to Eporo after closing school.and abducted 9 person including 5 pupils, three female teachers […]

A newly married female teacher identified as Cassidy Kraus, in Iowa, United States has admitted to sexually abusing students as young as 13. The 24-year-old teacher who taught at IKM Manning School is facing up to 33 years in prison. She reportedly got married in July and her husband, Zachary, filed for divorce after one […]

Human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has sued the Federal Government (through the Attorney General of the Federation), the Minister of Education, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and 36 states over the issue of out-of-school children in the country. Falana , together with an early childhood education specialist, Hauwa Mustapha, on behalf […]

Few hours after gunmen killed two traditional rulers including Elesun of Esun, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin and Olumojo of Imojo, Oba Samuel Olatunji, on Monday evening in an ambushed along Ipao-Irele-Oke Ako while returning from Ogbe, suspected kidnappers, have abducted six pupils and three teachers of a private school, along with their bus driver. The victims were […]

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One of Nigeria’s prolific comedians, John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. has died at age 62. DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that Mr. Ibu, does on Saturday in Lagos after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Evercare hospital, where he is being treated  Mr. Ibu has been on life support after he underwent a second surgery […]

Miyetti Allah urges authorities to arrest Sunday Igboho following his video threatening the Fulani community. They made this known in a statement released by Baba Othman NgelzarmaMACBAN – National President “The attention of the National body of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been drawn to the recent video trending in the social […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday responded to a remark by President Bola Tinubu, asserting that members of the union are not interested any political office. Tinubu drew the ire of the union while inaugurating the Lagos Red Line Project on Thursday when he told labour unions to stop protesting against his nine-month old […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of four Nigerian professionals to serve as Executive Directors of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), for a renewable term of four years: A statement by Ajuri Ngelale   Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,  listed the Nominees as:  (1) Engineer Oluwagbenga E.A. Ajiboye — Executive […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has revoked the operational licenses of 4,173 Bureaux De Change Operators. CBN Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Sidi Ali, Hakama (Mrs.) disclosed this in a statement on Friday evening. “The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in exercise of the powers conferred on it under the Bank and Other Financial […]

The Correctional Center in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, experienced a protest on Friday due to nationwide economic difficulties. Inmates voiced their displeasure over the proposed reduction in their food supply. The head of the Jos Correctional Center, Raphael Ibinuhi, verified that the inmates staged a protest. “The problem has to do with the […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new members of the management team of the FGN Power Company Limited.  The appointment announced in a statement issued on Friday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, followed President Tinubu’s recognition of the critical role of power supply in driving enterprise […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said, it would sell Treasury Bills (TBs) worth N1.64 trillion for the second quarter 2024, Q2’24. Treasury Bills are short term (less than one year) debt securities issued by the government to make up for budget deficit and fund projects. They are used by the CBN to […]

Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa has resigned from his position as the Commander-General of Kano Hisbah Board. Daurawa in a footage obtained by The Nation, decried the ‘discouragement’ encountered from Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State. Governor Yusuf had lamented how Hisbah’s ‘Operation Kau Da Badala’ was being carried out in the state. Operation ‘Kau da […]

Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro, has confirmed his exit as manager of the Super Eagles after his contract officially expired on Thursday. Peseiro who led the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2023 African Cup of Nations, on Friday, said he was fulfilled coaching the West African nation. “Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the […]