LATEST NEWS

Back to homepage

Youths form network for sub-regional trade

By Temitope Ponle Young entrepreneurs from four African countries have formed a new network to address challenges to sub-regional trade and youth unemployment. They are from Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, , and Sierra Leone. The network is “ Commonwealth Alliance of

Read More

Russia will not hack French election–Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow on Friday and said his government does not want to interfere in the April 23 election. US authorities have accused the Russian government of using cyber-attacks

Read More

Nigeria now 34th in FIFA Women’s World Rankings

Nigeria’s women have moved up one place on the monthly FIFA world rankings to 34, retaining their place as the top-ranked African side. The rankings released on Friday showed Nigeria as having amassed 1613 points to maintain their status as

Read More

Your enemies are close to you, Emir Sanusi to PMB

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Friday, suggested that the “real enemies” of Nigeria are right under the armpit of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sanusi, who alleged that President Buhari has bad advisers around him, expressed sadness that the

Read More

Beijing tackles ‘fake divorces’

China’s central bank on Friday tightened rules around housing loans, including tackling couples in Beijing who get “fake divorces” in order to pay smaller down payments, in an effort to cool the city’s property market. According to China’s National Bureau

Read More

Chimamanda makes list of 50 world leaders

By Anita Eboigbe Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking. The ‘Half of a yellow sun’ writer was ranked at number 42 on the list with Chicago Cubs

Read More

Wife pours hot water on husband’s genitals

Adeyinka Adelakun, a middle aged public school teacher in Ibadan has narrated how his wife, Kafayat, poured boiling water on his manhood which seriously injured him. Adelakun had approached an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan seeking the dissolution of

Read More

Washington media veteran: Trump has made journalism’s mission clear

The White House assault on the “mainstream media” notwithstanding, the Trump era has presented an energizing, new moment for reporters covering politics in our nation’s capital, said a veteran Washington journalist. Jackie Calmes, who for decades covered government and politics

Read More

VOX POP: Do you think a woman can ever be the President of Nigeria?

A timeless question that Aljazirah’s Amina Isah sought answers to on the streets of Abuja. Excerpts: Umar Baita, Civil Servant. Yes. A day may come when a woman will emerge as the President of Nigeria, because there were few women in

Read More

Reps suspend debate on sexual harassment bill

The House of Representatives has suspended debate on the bill to seek punishment for sexual harassment of students. The bill, sent to the House for concurrence from the Senate, was suspended because it is restricted to higher educational institutions. Presenting

Read More