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By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – It didn't make sense that Lawal Daura was acting without the knowledge of the presidency when his operatives shut down the National Assembly on August 7, 2018, particularly because the...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- These are not normal times, both nationally and internationally. At the international level, there is the raging news of the assassination of a Saudi journalist, Mr Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi...

Enugu Rangers Wednesday staged a thrilling comeback from 0--3 to beat Kano Pillars on penalties and win their first Nigerian Cup since 1983. Rangers thus emerged champions of the 2018 Aiteo Cup and will...

With effect from 2019, all existing oil licences will not be renewed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and its public corporations. No reason has so far been given for this development, but sources within...

By ANIEBO NWAMU – Nnamdi Kanu always strikes while the iron is hot. His reappearance after more than one year has dominated discussions online and offline, generating anxiety in some quarters and ecstasy in others....

By Chukwuemekam E. Chukwuemeka -- In March this year, I somehow ran into an upcoming artiste in the Nollywood industry. During a conversation, we talked about the Nollywood industry, the business of film-making and...

The South Korean ministry of food and drug safety has cautioned Nigerians against the use of drugs imported from China for they may contain human remains. The ministry issued this warning in a memo dated...

Economic advances around the world mean that while fewer people live in extreme poverty, almost half the world’s population — 3.4 billion people — still struggles to meet basic needs, the World Bank said. Living on less than $3.20 per day reflects...

By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – For the second time in a presidential election, a lot of Nigerians are yet again saddled with a choice between two frontline contenders they would rather not vote for. President...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- Nobody is rattled by Executive Order 6 or President Buhari’s directive that it be implemented “in full force”. The order, which bans 50 Nigerians suspected to be corrupt from travelling abroad...

A post circulated online Thursday evening says the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has named Senate president Dr Bukola Saraki as the director-general of his campaign for the 2019 election. On the “Campaign Lead Team”,...

British prime minister Theresa May has named the country’s first-ever minister for suicide prevention in an effort to cut the number of people taking their own lives. Mrs Jackie Doyle-Price will become the UK's first...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- The primary elections for the two main political parties have come and gone. A lot of lessons could be learnt from what happened during these conventions for selection of candidates. The...

A press statement from “The Coalition of 2019 APC Aspirants” -- THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC), ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, MUST GO We, the Coalition of 2019 APC Presidential Aspirants, wish to call on the...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- As they always do, the kingmakers of Nigeria have chosen for us our next leader. Remnants of the coup plotters of 1966 have almost always determined “who gets what, when and...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- This Monday, October 1, 2018, Nigeria celebrated her 58th independence anniversary with some fanfare. This was the first time in eight years since this celebration was done openly. In these 58...

UNDP administrator Achim Steiner and emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock will travel together to Nigeria (5-6 Oct) and Chad (6-7 Oct) on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- There are recent reverses in the fight against insurgency, with many reported attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast. Soldiers are openly being reported in the media...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- Telling the truth is always good, and the best truth-telling is to tell yourself the truth. If truth must be told, northern Nigeria is in a sorry state. It is a...

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...

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