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"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%...

By ANIEBO NWAMU – With a 400-word post on Facebook this Wednesday, deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu has set the Nigerian media buzzing. Though he said nothing new – he renewed a proposal for a...

In September this year, the much-expected summit of African leaders and their Chinese counterparts will hold in Beijing, China. The key objectives of the conference will revolve around equal consultation, enhancing, understanding, expanding consensus, strengthening...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- Several governorship and presidential aspirants will, later this year, promise to pay civil servants a minimum of N100, 000 per month if elected into office. No second-term candidate will make any...

New York, August 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release Wednesday after over two years in detention of Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source newspaper. CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to drop all...

By ABBA MAHMOOD – Nigeria is at a crossroads. Everything is wrong with the country. No one is safe and nothing is sacrosanct. The ruling party is confused and the opposition parties are in disarray. Every...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- Good governance entails satisfying the most pressing needs of the people. In Nigeria, we seem to have been obsessed with roads – the performance of a governor or president has often...

By BUKOLA SARAKI, president of the Nigerian Senate, at a world press conference this Wednesday – It is a matter of record that, yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from...

Nigeria’s courting of anarchy and autocratic rule continued this Tuesday with the blocking of the gates to the National Assembly by the police and hooded men of the Department of State Services, DSS. The APC-led...

Nigeria’s quest for foreign direct investments seems to be yielding fruit: a French hospitality company has announced the launch of what it expects to be flagship hotels in Nigeria. The multinational company, AccorHotels, this week...