You can’t bar Senator Kashamu from convention – Court tells PDP

A Federal High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital, has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from preventing the Chief Makanjola Ogundipe-led South-West Zonal Executive Committee and other delegates from the zone from attending the December 9 elective national convention of the party. The court also restrained the party, its officers and organs […]

BudgIT: Only four states can pay salaries without borrowing

Only four states in Nigeria can pay salaries without resorting to lending, a new report by BudgIT,  a civil society organisation, has shown. The report, State of State 2017, was launched on Thursday and released to the public on Friday. “Important is states’ ability to meet their recurrent expenditure obligation with all revenue source — […]

Child custody battle: Atiku’s son backed by his mother, says ex-wife

Fatimo Bolori, the ex-wife of Aminu Abubakar, has blamed Titi Abubakar for the ongoing crisis in her family. There has been a prolonged battle for the custody of their two children — Amirah and Aminu — since she divorced Aminu, son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president. A magistrate court in Lagos recently granted her custody of one of the […]

Family of man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon speaks

A family member of the man that jumped into a lagoon in Lekki Lagos has reacted to the incident. The source told The Nation that the man left his Ondo State residence three days ago to attend a church programme at the Redemption Camp. He said the family was yet to establish the reason behind […]

President Buhari urges African leaders to speak with one voice

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to speak “with one voice” independent of foreign influence. He said this was necessary to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. According to a statement on Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke at a bilateral […]

South Korea protesters call for ex-leader Park Geun-Hye’s release

Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday called for the immediate release of South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye whose corruption trial has been put on hold following mass resignations by her lawyers. Park’s trial was put on hold Thursday after her lawyers resigned in protest over what they called biased proceedings following a court decision to […]

I’ll make Nigeria attractive for investment – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his administration’s commitment to the creation of an enabling environment and making Nigeria an attractive place for business and investment. Buhari made the pledge, in his statement, at the ninth summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation in Istanbul, Turkey. He said it was his belief that only […]

Why people attack me – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed his track record of success makes him an easy target for criticism. The Red Devils have come under fire this week for their style of football, despite drawing with Liverpool at Anfield and beating Benfica in Lisbon in the Champions League.  Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield, Mourinho’s […]

Super Eagles to play Argentina in friendly match next month

Nigeria will take on Argentina in their first pre-2018 World Cup friendly match next month. According to OwnGoalNigeria, the game will be played in Spain on November 14, four days after their dead rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier in Algeria.  The Super Eagles have already qualified for next year’s tournament in Russia and are already […]

30 dead as suicide bomber hits Shi‘ite mosque during prayer

No fewer than 30 persons have been feared killed after a suicide bomber hit Shi‘ite mosque in Kabul on Friday. The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, Afghanistan, as Shi‘ite worshippers gathered for prayers.  A senior security official said that the exact number of casualties was unknown `but […]