Kidnapped Professor Gideon Okedayo is dead

Prof. Gideon Okedayo, a senior lecturer at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), abducted by gunmen, has been found dead. SaharaReporters reports says Okedayo was kidnapped on Igara road in Akoko Edo area of Edo State while traveling to his hometown on Thursday. A source at the university told SaharaReporters on Tuesday

Millions of Nigerians experience hardship, poverty, sickness because of corruption — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that corruption was the major factor responsible for the suffering of millions of Nigerians. Buhari added that corruption at all levels was the biggest problem impeding Nigeria’s economic growth and development. The president made the remark at the 49th Annual Accountant Conference organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Tribunal sacks Adeyeye, declares Biodun Olujimi winner in Ekiti

Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesman, Adeyeye, Declares Olujimi Winner in Ekiti The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State has nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye as the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District Subsequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict, declared former Minority Leader and

Kogi: Dino Melaye appeals tribunal Judgement

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed the judgment of the Kogi State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, which voided his election. Recalls that the election of Melaye was nullified by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal

Tribunal sacks APC Senator Orji Kalu

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State has nullified the election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. The tribunal also ordered for a rerun election for the Abia North Senatorial District. Kalu was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23 election. The former Abia

South African Government to punish persons circulating fake news on xenophobic attacks

The South African Government has threatened to prosecute any social media user circulating fake videos, pictures or messages about xenophobic attacks in the country. The government gave the warning on its official Twitter handle @GovernmentZA on Monday. It said, “Government urges vigilance about social media messages that contain alleged warnings of planned violence against foreign

Xenophobic attacks on foreigners cannot be stopped – South African Minister

South Africa’s minister of defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country cannot be stopped. The minister said South Africa is “an angry nation” and the attacks of foreigners in the country are orchestrated by criminal elements. In an interview with eNCA, a South African media outfit, Mapisa-Nqakula described what

We’ll not encourage lawlessness, is a crime against our country – South African President

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has condemned in the “strongest terms” a resurgence of public violence that claimed two lives in Johannesburg on Sunday. The president also expressed his condolences to the families of the two persons stabbed and shot. Ramaphosa called on law enforcement agencies to “maintain vigilance and firmness” in dealing with

I have nothing against Islam – Wike

The Governor of Rivers, Nyesome Wike on Sunday says he has nothing against Islam or any faith. Wike made the remarks while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi the site of the mosque he allegedly demolished in Port Harcourt. A statement issued by NGF’s

Tinubu my father, leader, mentor – MC Oluomo

The new caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, otherwise known as MC Oluomo, has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as his father, leader and mentor. He further thanked the APC leader for supporting him to emerge as the leader of

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID day

The Federal Government has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day. It said it is in line with the United Nations (UN) position on the contribution of dates to the achievement of the purposes of its Charter to promote action on political, social, cultural, humanitarian/human rights issues,

Tribunal sacks APC Rep in Cross River

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar, on Wednesday, nullified the election of Mr Alex Egbonna of the All Progressive Congress (APC) representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River. The Tribunal upheld the petition filed by Mr John- Gaul Lebo, who contested for the seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party

My Dad is richer than Osun State – Davido

Davido has stated that there is no money Osun State can make in the next 30 to 40 years that his dad has not made. The singer made this known during a private listening party at Landmark Events, Victoria Island, for his ‘A Good Time’ scheduled to drop in October. Davido also revealed the real

Xenophobia: South African Police begins arrest of any foreigner without valid ID and papers

Happening Now! South African Police Arresting Any Foreigner Without Valid ID Card and Papers. After the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the South African government has taken a new dimension of verifying ID and foreigners papers. Now, South African police have stormed the road looking for foreigners without valid ID and papers. Any foreigner without

Nigeria’s problems require unique solutions – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called for more concerted effort, creative and innovative ideas from the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in reversing the infrastructure deficit in the country, saying “Nigerian problems require uniquely Nigerian solutions’’. Receiving a delegation of the NSE led by the President, Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Adekunle Mokuolu, he

Oby Ezekwesili says Xenophobia caused by African politicians as she attends WES in South Africa

Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili who is present at the 2019 World Economic Summit being held in Capetown, South Africa has berated African politicians, saying they are responsible for the “miserable situation that is not worthy of the young people that hold them responsible for their fate.”

Xenophobia: ‘It’s time to show them who Nigerians are’ – Genevieve Nnaji

Veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji has joined Nigerian celebrities in condemning the xenophobic attacks carried out by South Africans against foreigners, mostly Nigerians in their country. The attacks and killings have so far led to an outrage on social media and beyond. Genevieve, speaking on the development, stated that South Africans had shown Nigerians countless times

Xenophonia: Buhari recalls ambassador to South Africa, pulls out of World economic summit

The government of President Muhamadu Buhari, on Wednesday, September 4, recalled Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks on Africans resident in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said this in a short report quoting a presidential source. “Nigeria recalls ambassador to South Africa, pulls out of World Economic Summit,

Shooting at ordinary primary election confirms PDP do-or-die politics, says Yahaya Bello

Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello Wednesday said the violent disruption of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election was an expression of the party’s ideology for a ‘do-or-die’ politics. Bello expressed disappointment with the shootings at Lokoja Confluence Stadium. He stated that such acts were an affront to the security of lives and properties.

Suspend diplomatic ties with South Africa – Ekweremadu tells Buhari

Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend diplomatic ties with South Africa Ekweremadu in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, condemned the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa. Describing the attack as “un-African, barbaric, and unparalleled acts of

Xenophobia: Zambia calls off home friendly against South Africa

Zambia’s football association has called off its friendly match against South Africa because of the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa. The international friendly match was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 7, in Lusaka, Zambia. Due to the xenophobic attacks, the president of Zambia’s football association, Andrew Kamanga on Tuesday,

Gov Fintiri flees as gunmen invade venue of Kogi PDP primary

Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Fintiri escaped death in the early hours of Wednesday when unknown gunmen invaded the venue of the People’s Democratic Party primary. Fintiri was the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party primary held on Tuesday at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja. Delegates voting and counting had extended into early hours of Wednesday. Our