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Left to me, every October 6 would be a public holiday. It is perhaps by divine providence that the Nigerian government has made this Monday a holiday to celebrate Eid el-Kabir. Thus, I enjoin...

Former PDP national chairman Vincent Ogbulafor has been discharged and acquitted in a case of fraud amounting to N170million. A high court in Abuja led by Justice Ishaq Bello on Thursday said it had no...

The leader of terrorist sect Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, who was reported killed last week has appeared in a new video, claiming he is alive. He could be another impostor. AFP first reported of the claim....

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, who announced his return to the ruling PDP on Thursday, has by so doing created room for killing the Labour Party (LP), the third largest party in Nigeria....

A man in his 40s was found electrocuted near St. Paul’s Church in Jos, Plateau State, on Thursday. He was obviously trying to steal diesel belonging to MTN.

At the event tagged “Young African Women in Power” held in Johannesburg recently, Xhosa women were the cynosure of all eyes. Xhosa is the birthplace of the legendary Nelson Mandela who died on December 5,...

Even his name is controversial: Mbu Joseph Mbu. Many easily regard “Joseph” as his first name, but it is not. Reduced to his first and last names only, he is Mbu Mbu; Joseph is...

The big match in the ongoing UEFA Champions League played on Wednesday night between Atletico de Madrid and Juventus, both of Group A, ended 1-0 in favour of Atletico de Madrid. The goal was...

Mr Amaju Pinnick, who was on Tuesday elected chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been speaking about his dreams. They appear huge. But only time will tell whether he will realise them. Pinnick...

The Muslim festival, Eid el-Kabir, is to be celebrated this Saturday.  To the Muslim faithful and their friends, it’s “Barka da Sallah” all the way. The Nigerian government has declared next Monday and Tuesday, October...

The English Barclays Premier League (EPL) will provide a thriller for football fans on Sunday, October 5, as Chelsea locks horns with Arsenal in a derby match. Both of them are big names in football,...

Nigeria’s third-largest party, Labour Party (LP), will hold a national convention in Abuja on Saturday, October 4. New officers of the party will be elected at the convention. Its current executive led by Chief...

Visitors from all corners of the globe, especially Islamic nations, are expected in Kano soon to witness the coronation of the 14th Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi II. The event first slated for September...

The deadline for Boko Haram and its terrorist activities to end has been shifted several times by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. While making the promise in September, however, the president was more careful than he...

The English Barclays Premier League (EPL) will provide a thriller for football fans on Sunday, October 5, as Chelsea locks horns with Arsenal in a derby match. Both of them are big names in football,...

Three years after "Occupy Nigeria" happened, the pump prices of fuel in Nigeria are set to go up, despite the fall in crude price in the international market. The Nigerian government says it will reduce...

The dates for the traditional festivals -- Christmas on Dec. 25 and New Year's Day on Jan. 1 -- have not changed. No matter how difficult things may be, both the young and old, poor...

The big match in the ongoing UEFA Champions League played on Wednesday night between Atletico de Madrid and Juventus, both of Group A, ended 1-0 in favour of Atletico de Madrid. The goal was...

The remains of Brigadier-general Benjamin Adesanya Adekunle, who died on Saturday, September 13, at age 78, were buried Friday in Lagos.  A lying-in-state and burial services took place at Tafawa Balewa Square, Race Course,...