15 Chibok girls awarded scholarships to American University Academy

Some of the girls (Pix. Atiku Abubakar) Fifteen Chibok school girls who escaped fro‎m their Boko Haram abductors have been awarded scholarships to attend the American University Nigeria Academy, AUN, Yola. The girls were amongst over 250 school girls kidnapped from their hostels at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14, by […]

FG is now collecting your personal data from banks — for tax purposes

Did you receive total payments of up to N100 million through the banking system between 2010 and 2015 — a period of five years? The government is coming for you — if you did not pay commensurate taxes and are yet to take advantage of the tax amnesty programme. The finance ministry says the Voluntary […]

ECOWAS Court Orders Nigerian Govt To Pay $75K To Family Of Dead Military Cadet

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $75, 000 to the family of a deceased cadet of the Nigerian army, Elshadai Kwasu, for alleged violation of the deceased right to life. The deceased, a 19-year-old military cadet, died during the conduct of a waterman-ship training in April 2015. Following his death, the […]

Raila Odinga Withdraws From Kenya’s Presidential Election Re-Run

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn of October’s election re-run in Kenya, saying he wants to give his country’s electoral body time to carry out electoral reform. The electoral commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the August 8 election. But after finding irregularities in the election, the country’s Supreme Court annulled the […]

Jigawa Governor Faces Impeachment

The seat of an All Progressives Congress chieftain, Badaru is currently being treated with an impeachment following a squabble with the House of Assembly. Tension is heightening in Jigawa State over alleged plan by the House of Assembly to impeach Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar. Sources said the impeachment was one of many options to confront […]

Zambian footballer’s daughter died same day he was playing in Nigeria (photos)

Zambian winger, Augustine Mulenga, lost his twin daughter, on Saturday, October 8th, while he was playing against the Super Eagels of Nigeria, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Augustine scored a goal, but it was disallowed by the referee. Officials knew the winger lost a daughter but could not tell him because he offered hope in helping […]

Customs Seizes 3, 278 Bags Of Rice, 55 Vehicles

The Niger Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, says it generated N1.9 billion from January to September. The Area Controller, Mr Benjamin Binga, disclosed on Tuesday in Minna that the command also seized 3,278 bags of rice and 55 vehicles with Duty Paid Value of N52.6 million and 51.6 million respectively during the period. According […]

Liberian Female Presidential Candidate Rocks Peace Concert

Ms MacDella Cooper, the only female candidate in Tuesday’s presidential election in Liberia, on Monday joined hundreds of peace advocates at a concert for a violence-free poll. The concert ended a three-month prayer and fasting camp by women from across the country. Speaking with newsmen, Cooper stressed the need for all contestants and their supporters […]

N1.162bn Fraud: Ex Gov. Dariye Closes Case

mer governor of Plateau, Joshua Dariye on Tuesday, in an FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, closed his defence in the alleged N1.162 billion fraud trial. Dariye is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a 21-count charge of money laundering and diversion of ecological funds to the tune of N1.162 […]