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It wasn’t a rumour or fake news after all – Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s minister of finance, has thrown in the towel. President Muhammadu Buhari has also accepted her resignation. Both events happened on Friday. Consequently, the...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- Let me begin by confessing that I have never been a card-carrying member of any political party but I support individual candidates based on their qualities. As everyone knows, there are...

By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – Garba Shehu, the special assistant to President Buhari on media, recently made the first official reaction on behalf of The Presidency to an allegation against its chief of staff, Abba...

No fewer than 35 people were killed and over 100 severely injured after an explosion occurred at a fuel station in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, Nigeria, on Monday. A head-on collision between a motorcycle and...

Nigerian universities are coming to terms with graduate unemployment in the country. Since degree and postgraduate degree certificates can no longer put food on the table, students and former students are now encouraged to...

By ODILIM ENWEGBARA – There is no other place in the world our kind of unitary federalism is being practised: where all the presumed federating units (the states) and the non-federating units (the local governments)...

By VICTORIA PROODAY – Dear readers, I published this article in May 2016. Within a year it has been read by six million people. The article was translated into 15 languages; I received thousands...

By ABBA MAHMOOD – The collapse of the Soviet Union, towards the end of the last century, marked the end of the socialist ideology as a philosophical platform by the radicals or the revolutionaries of...

The 14th All Nigerian Editors’ Conference (ANEC) will take place in Asaba, Delta State, from October10 to 14, 2018, a statement signed by Victoria Ibanga, general secretary, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), says. The statement...

"They want to militarise the country because they do not want any opposition." That was Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark speaking Tuesday after policemen invaded his Abuja residence around 1:30pm. The security operatives, who presented a...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- As a young man in the 1980s, I regarded Tai Solarin as my role model because of his unconventional approach to education, which was reflected on his school Mayflower in Ikenne,...

AUGUST 30, 2017 – It’s 4pm, Wednesday. He had taken his lunch and was about to complete a bout of exercise, as prescribed by his doctors for good health. As an elderly man, he...

About Personality It’s all the ways you think, feel, and act -- it’s what makes you, well, you. It’s your habits, quirks, and how you react to the world around you. Even though your moods...

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is expected in Nigeria this week, says the country is home to the highest number of “very poor people” in the world. Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, on...

Dying will be 'optional' within just 27 years and the ageing process will be 'reversible', according to two genetic engineers during the presentation of their new book in Barcelona. José Luis Cordeiro, born in Venezuela...

An education programme for prisoners being facilitated by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has delivered the 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy to the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS). The NPS, which was selected...

The following is a transcript of a farewell statement written by Senator John McCain (Aug. 29, 1936—Aug. 25, 2018), the Arizona lawmaker and war hero who just died. It was read this Monday by...

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and the African (AU), supported by UNDP, are hosting a Ministerial conference, which will adopt a regional stabilization strategy for the areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency. Up...

The rumour has been circulating on the social media since Thursday, after the leadership of APGA reversed an earlier statement and announced that the party would field a presidential candidate from the north in...

Under new guidelines issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria  on Thursday, CAC-registered agricultural, manufacturing and related entities considered as growth- and employment-stimulating can now borrow, long-term, as much as N10bn at consolidated 9%...