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By Dr Ugoji Egbujo Mc Oluomo said it wasn’t him. That he didn’t actually threaten to teach a nice lesson to the ungrateful Igbo who seemed bent on disrupting the order and disrespecting constituted authorities in Lagos. Perhaps, he expected adult non-indigenes to know their limits and what could amount to an abuse of hospitality […]

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has cleared the air on the allegations that it has appointed a partisan politician to serve as head of its ICT department in Lagos. Recall that Chief Olabode George, a former deputy national chairman of […]

Chatham House, while trying to repackage and market Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ended up de-marketing itself. While trying, albeit strenuously, to rebrand Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chatham House ended up eroding its own brand personae. Its brand equity went bearish like a bad stock cascading down the index on a bad day on the FTSE or the […]

When the late Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili happened in the ecosystem of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as the agency’s Director General in 2001 and served for eight years, her performance hugely validated her choice.  She made both her recommender, General Muhammadu Buhari who was a former Chairman of […]

By Muhammadu Buhari Part of my nation is underwater. Seasonal flooding is normal in Nigeria, but not like this. Thirty-four of the country’s 36 states have been affected. More than 1.4 million people have been displaced. Together with drought-driven famine in the Horn of Africa, cascading wildfires across the North and wave upon wave of […]

It is a famous dictum that when one insists (too much) on claiming his rights (especially against overwhelming public opinion and pleadings to let go for peace to prevail), such a person may end up with the blame. As in, you too do sef! The raging controversy in the PDP continues to generate more twists […]

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A High Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday admitted four staff members of Chrisland School to bail for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old student. The Lagos State Government charged Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, and Nwatu Victoria with involuntary manslaughter and reckless negligent acts. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty […]

A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has granted bail to journalist Agba Jalingo in a defamatory trial filed against him by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command. Jalingo was granted bail on Thursday morning. He was accused of defaming Elizabeth Ayade, the wife of Frank Ayade, who is a brother of Cross River […]

 Access Bank in partnership with AfriGOpay, has launched the first national domestic card designed to meet the needs of the Nigerian payment industry, Deputy Managing Director, Retail Banking,  Victor Etuokwu, said  in a statement on Thursday. Etuokwu said the scheme, championed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), would provide innovative […]

The Lagos State Government on Thursday March 30, 2023 arraigned Chrisland School, Opebi, its principal, vice principal and two employees for an alleged man slaughter of a 12-year-old pupil, Whitney Adeniran. Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs. Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria and Chrisland School Limited were arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos state […]

Two US Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky during a training mission Wednesday night, resulting in “several casualties”, officials said. The helicopters, from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), crashed at around 10 pm Wednesday in Kentucky’s Trigg county, northwest of Fort Campbell, the army base said in a statement early Thursday. “We can […]

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie’s first son, Kambilinachukwu, is dead. The 16-year-old reportedly collapsed on Wednesday while playing football in school. His mother, May’s sister who was at the scene said the boy read throughout the night preparing for his exam today. “After his exam in school, he joined his mates to play football and that’s […]

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he could not honor its invitation because of ill health and already arranged medical appointments overseas. The EFCC had summoned Akpabio, over an allegation of abuse of office and misappropriation of billions of Naira. The anti-graft agency […]

The US Department of State has announced its commitment to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States for both immigrant and nonimmigrant travelers. However, it published a Final Rule regarding increases to certain non-immigrant visa application (NIV) processing fees and the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens age 15 and over. According to a […]

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of six (6) new Federal Permanent Secretaries in Federal Civil Service following the recently conducted selection process. The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, made the made disclosure in Abuja. The appointees include : Mahmud Adam Kambari, from Borno State; Esuabana Nko Asanya, Cross River […]

The Federal Government has approved N59.7 billion for some  projects in  Oil producing communities in Rivers State Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, disclosed this on Wednesday to State House Correspondents after the weekly cabinet meeting. He explained that the Ministry obtained approval of N41.4 billion for the construction of a centre of excellence which would […]