Nigerian suicide bomber, Abdulmutallab sues US for ‘maltreating him in prison

Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as “underwear bomber”, serving a life sentence in the US has sued the government for “infringing on his rights and maltreating him”. On Christmas day in 2009, Abdulmutallab attempted to explode a bomb hidden in his

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Lagos Assembly passes bill making Yoruba language compulsory in schools

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill making the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state. The bill was passed into law on Thursday after it successfully scaled through the third reading on the

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Authorities identify man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon

A man, identified as Oluseyi Adekunle, on Friday jumped into the Lagoon in Lagos from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. Witnesses claimed Adekunle jumped over the rails and into the Lagoon after dropping his bag. His ATM card and other items

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Jonathan: I’m surprised that those who attacked me over N87 pump price are silent now that it’s N143

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration. Jonathan said he is surprised that those who criticised him for leaving the pump price of fuel at N87 are not speaking out now that it has been

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Turkish president advises D-8 countries to trade in local currencies

President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has advised D-8 countries to use their local currencies when trading with one another. Erdogan made this statement while speaking at the ongoing D-8 summit in Istanbul. He said this will reduce the pressure associated

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Rail project should run through all 36 states, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the ongoing central rail projects to run through all 36 states of the federation. Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation, said this during a meeting on Buhari’s $5.5 billion loan reques Amaechi said the central rail project

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Akpabio keeps mum on closure of N41 billion Akwa Ibom hospital

The former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, says he has chosen to be silent on the closure of the multi-billion naira Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo. The hospital, said to have been built at the cost of N41

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Senate investigates clashes between Nigeria, Cameroon communities

The Senate has mandated its committees on Police Affairs and National Security to investigate clashes between border communities in Nigeria and Cameroon, which has claimed lives and property of Nigerians. The resolution to this effect emanated from a point of

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Man dives into lagoon in Lagos

Rescue officials are currently combing the water in search of an unidentified man who plunged into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge. A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 11am. “We were standing here when the man coming

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The Police have been on my neck for refusing to transfer $10.5m – Ecobank MD

Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Mr. Charles Kie, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking protection from police harassment. In the suit through his lawyer, Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN), Mr. Charles

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