Politics

Buhari’s Visit: Soldiers Seize Residents’ Phones.

The visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos has led to some irregularities in some parts of the state as soldiers now seize residents’ telephone handsets in the guise of providing security.   On Victoria Island, the soldiers who had stationed themselves in some strategic places would not tolerate the citizens as they apprehended passersby wh ...

Lagos Welcomes Buhari.

Lagos State Government and residents are set to receive President Muhammadu Buhari as he visits the metropolis today.   At present, there is traffic gridlock in some parts of the state due to the barricade of some major roads for easy movement of the presidential convoy and security.   The mainland and Island are blocked as commuters alighted ...

Disregard Danjuma’s Comment, FG Tells Nigerians.

The Federal Government has called on well-meaning Nigerians to disregard the comments made by the former Minister of Defence and elder statesman, T.Y Danjuma and report any member of the armed forces suspected to be involved in the killings by herdsmen.   The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said Danjuma made this call, adding that the comment ...

North Is Nigeria’s Problem – YCE.

The Yoruba Council of Elders has posited that the northern part of the country is the big problem for Nigeria.   The Secretary-General of the YCE, Dr Kunle Olajide said this while reacting to the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF statement that Nigeria would not survive without the north.   The Chairman of ACF and a former Inspector General of Pol ...

Be More Proactive; Akeredolu’s Wife Tasks Army Wives.

Wife of Ondo State Governor Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu wants members of Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) to be more proactive in order to attract more dividends of democracy to their barracks.   Mrs Akeredolu gave this challenge while receiving a delegation of members of NAOWA 2 Division led by the Wife of the General Officer ...

Buhari Meets NASS Leadership Over Budget, Election.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night met with the leadership of the National Assembly to iron out issues bordering on the delay of 2018 budget and election timetable.   After several months of postponement of the meeting, those who eventually attended included the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Y ...

No Rest Until Dapchi Girls Are Rescued – Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that his government would not rest until all the abducted pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi are rescued.   He said this when he visited Damaturu, capital of Yobe and Dapchi college to see how far the security had gone to rescue the girls.   Boko Haram insurgents ...

Senate Is Sabotaging Buhari’s Govt – Adamu.

Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West) has said that the Senate is sabotaging the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.   He said this on Wednesday, adding that it is not the duty of the Senate to re-order the timetable of the 2019 election.   The Senate recently reordered the timetable, which of course President Muhammadu Buhari had ...

Crime News

Breaking: 105 Dapchi Schoolgirls Freed.

One hundred and five (105) pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, that were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents have been freed. Our correspondent learnt that the girls were released this morning after negotiation with the terrorists. More details on the release of Dapchi Schoolgirls ...

Housemaid Kills 5-Year-Old-Boy.

Occupants of Plot 702, Road 255, Abule-Ado, Festac, Lagos State were thrown into bewilderment as a housemaid strangled a five-year-old boy to death.   The suspect confessed before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on how she stabbed the five-year-old boy, Chikaso Amazu and choked him to death.   She, however, pleaded that the c ...

Lagos Teacher “Mistura” Lands In Hospital After Beaten By Housemaid “Susan Samson”.

A civil servant with the Lagos State Government simply identified as Mistura is in the Intensive Care Unit of the State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, after she was attacked by her housemaid.   Mistura who lives in Ejigbo area of the state is in a coma and has not been able to get back to her normal self despite three-hour-surgery carried out ...

Nigeria News Analysis

The Fulani Herders-Farmers Crisis: Politics or Insurgence?.

Nigeria seems to be undergoing another round of a hydra-headed situation that puts the whole nation in a concentric cycle. The current crisis between the Fulani herders and farmers is beginning to unveil certain ugly trend within the Nigerian political space. I want to refrain from according blame or seeking to speak for and against any ethnic group, he ...

Why Lagos Must Tax Some Assets And Liabilities.

Nigeria News takes a look at some of the reasons behind Lagos state government’s drive to stiffen its tax policy.   You need to travel to some areas in Lagos, then you will see how people have acquired assets and liabilities that have not added value to human lives.   A trip to Lekki, Ikoyi and Ikeja Government Reserved Area, GRA revealed wa ...

Educational Institution And Its Diminished Glory.

Anytime the word ‘education’ is mentioned in Nigeria, what comes into perspective are the four-walls of a classroom.   According to Abraham Lincoln, an educated man is one who entertains himself, entertains others, and entertains new ideas and himself not consumed by it.   Going by that definition, education is not necessarily acquired in ...

Nigeria System of Education: A Mirage Amidst Hope.

Today, a foreign language is what anyone must pass to be able to gain admission into Nigerians tertiary institutions.   A child whose foundation is not in the English language will have to undergo series of training to be able to communicate effectively and thereafter pass the English exams before securing admission into the tertiary institution. & ...

Healthcare System in Nigeria; a Virtual Morgue.

Health is wealth! This is a popular saying and its usage is very common among those who benefit from it and a mere saying to those who are not entitled to it.   Fair enough, being healthy is what everyone aspires to be, staying healthy has suddenly become a luxury, no thanks to the decay in the health sector, ranging from poor infrastructure to bra ...

How Will State Governments Pay New Minimum Wage?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the plan to increase the minimum wage in the second quarter of this year and the lack of capacity of many state governments to pay.   At present almost all state governments in Nigeria cannot pay their workers’ salaries. Even at the N18, 000 minimum wage, it is a tall order for many state governments.   By the se ...

2018 Budget And The Systemic Quagmire.

Year in year out budgetary process in Nigeria is fast becoming a mere farce and a charade.   The successive governments seem not to have fashioned a way out of the prolonged debates that have seen this very important document go through an endless process, most especially, after the federal government would have presented it to the joint session of ...

Will These Super Eagles Soar In Russia?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the current Super Eagles and what they can do at the 2018 World Cup.   I could not sleep after the Super Eagles’ loss to Italy in USA 94. The match ended 1:2 in favour of the Italians despite that Nigeria led 1-0 until 88 minutes.   It was the golden era for the Eagles and they showed the class they were made of, ...

An Eye on The Money, Lagos Many Policies.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Lagos State Government’s policies to generate revenue, which of course have become pains for the residents.   Since the regime of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, successive regimes in Lagos State, have always have their eye on the money.   Meeting what now appears a paltry N600 million Internally Generated Revenue ...

Herdsmen, Police And 3 Million Protesters.

Nigeria News takes a look at the protest by Civil Society Organisation against the activities of herdsmen in Adamawa State.   A coalition of faith-based and Civil Society Organizations staged a rally in Yola, Adamawa State to demand a total stop to herdsmen/farmers crises in the country.   The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take ...

Lagos’ Alliance With The Northern States: A Slap On DAWN.

Nigeria News takes a look at the political agenda behind Lagos Government new partnership with northern states for economic gains.   Lagos State Government sank about N10 billion in Kebbi to produce LAKE Rice and last week it organized the Lagos-Kano Summit, another northern alignment to boost the country’s economy.   Before now, the state h ...

Why Tinubu’ll Still Be Relevant In Buhari’s Govt.

One of the prominent figures at the wedding ceremony between Idris the son of Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and Fatimo the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Umar Ganduje is the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   In fact, he sat as the father of the groom in a wedding witnessed by the crème de la crème in the All ...

Are We Wining Or Losing The Battle Against Boko Haram?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the increasing crime rate of the Boko Haram insurgency and the efforts of the military to combat it.   The Boko Haram terrorist group has dealt a bigger blow to Nigeria in the last few weeks more that can be imagined despite the noise about winning the war against the insurgency.   The sect had abducted 110 pupils ...

Nigerian Sports News

Almighty Arsenal Crash Out of FA Cup.

FA Cup holders Arsenal were unexpectedly dumped out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, January 07, 2018 losing in a dramatic tie 4-2 in the biggest shock of the third (3rd) round.   Eric Lichaj scored two times for the home team in the first 45 minutes either side of a Per Mertesacker goal before Ben Brereton successfully converted from ...

FIFA World Cup Draws: Super Eagles Pray For Group of Life.

Super Eagles players will prefer a simple group as the world football governing body prepares to make the 2018 world cup draws on Friday. The ceremony, scheduled to take place in Russia will begin at 3:30 pm on Friday as football fans and 32 countries across the world wait to see the groups of death and life. Having qualified without a single defeat ...

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