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Commonwealth countries have unanimously committed to take action on cybersecurity between now and 2020, following a landmark declaration. In a major announcement at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the 53 leaders agreed to work...

--President gets replies -- Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday in London, painted the youth of his country black. At the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, he said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been...

The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has issued a letter appointing Lagos lawyer Festus Keyamo its director, strategic communications. The letter dated April 16, 2018, was signed by the Campaign’s director-general and transportation minister Rotimi...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- Just last Sunday I resolved to resume this column after reading about a quarrel between Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore and Nigeria’s communication minister Adebayo Shittu during a radio programme. Sowore...

The police have announced the names of armed robbery suspects so far arrested in connection with the robberies of five banks and killing of no fewer than 30 people including nine policemen at Offa,...

By ABBA MAHMOOD – Trade ministers from all the 54 African countries met in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, in early December last year to agree to final terms for the African Union’s (AU)...

Franktalk / by STEVE NWOSU -- A few hours after he was inaugurated as US President on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump declared that he would seek re-election in 2020. In fact, he actually submitted...

A military plane Wednesday morning crashed in Algeria. Many people are feared killed, according to the BBC. The aircraft, which carried over 200 passengers, crashed shortly after takeoff. Ambulances are taking the wounded to hospitals. UPDATE: It’s...

By ANIEBO NWAMU – Many have called to say they have missed my column regularly published every Sunday from May 2010. It first appeared on the back page of LEADERSHIP newspaper and, from 2014, on...

By ABBA MAHMOOD /April 5, 2018-- In the build-up to the 2011 general elections, I was humbled and honoured as a columnist when I got a letter personally signed by General Muhammadu Buhari soliciting my...

By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN -- The clamour for an alternative to the APC and PDP has led to movements like the Red Card and 3rd Force to name two, but, realistically, no movement can gather...

By ABBA MAHMOOD /March 29, 2018-- It was a shocking piece of news -- the demise of General John Nanzip Shagaya which occurred as a result of a ghastly road accident along the Langtang-Pankshin road...

By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – Jessy Jonah was a classmate in my early years at high school. He was not only older than the rest of us, he was much bigger and, ironically, the...

By ABBA MAHMOOD /March 1, 2018– What is today Zamfara State was the economic back bone of the old Sokoto State. That was why the railway constructed by the colonial powers extended up to Gusau,...

The founder of a Ponzi scheme that duped Nigerians of at least N18billion by 2016, Sergei Mavrodi, died on Monday in Moscow, Russia, reportedly of a heart attack. He was aged 62. The MMM collapsed...

TY Danjuma, who played a major role in Nigeria’s second military coup that claimed the life of his master and head of state Gen. JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi on July 29, 1966, on Saturday discredited the...

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says the execution process of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) does not reflect the needs of Nigerians. The ERGP is a medium-term document launched...

*Greenpeace demands more commitment to defend South African people’s right to water JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 22, 2018 -- This year, South Africa will observe World Water Week under the ominous cloud of the Cape...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- What undermined and finally destroyed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leading to its defeat in the 2015 general elections, was its undemocratic methods and impunity. Sadly, the current ruling party, the...

Nigeria’s police chief Ibrahim Idris this Monday ordered the withdrawal of all police offices attached to very important persons (VIPs) including political and public officeholders nationwide. The police boss, who announced this in Abuja during...

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