Boko Haram: Spouses of Nigerian troops block husbands’ deployment to Gwosa

Dozens of women and children Saturday forcefully stopped military trucks from ferrying their husbands and…

Aregbesola addressing journalist on election day

APC’s Aregbesola Wins Osun Governorship Election

Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has won Saturday’s governorship election in Osun…

Osun governorship debate

Aregbesola leads Omisore in Osun governorship election

Incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State is in the lead in Saturday’s governorship poll,…


Osun Governorship Elections 2014 – Live Updates #OsunDecides

The Osun State governorship election holds today August 9, with 20 candidates representing 20 political parties vying for the ticket to the Osun Government House. Apparently, the contest is between Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Iyiola Omisore, a former Senator and…

Gwoza protesters at teh Government house Maiduguri

Gwoza survivors protest Boko Haram massacre, govt negligence

About 1,000 people embarked on a rally in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Saturday to protest what they said was their abandonment by the federal and state governments. The protesters were largely made up of survivors of Boko Haram attacks on Gwoza, and families of Gwoza residents who are still trapped…

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega ... Photo Credit:234NEXT

Osun Election: INEC confirms arrest, release of its officials over suspicious movement of electoral materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] on Friday confirmed that two of its officials in Osun State were arrested over suspicion that they were trying to divert  electoral materials. The commission, however, said the officials, one of which is the Electoral Officer for Obokun Local Government Area, were released by…

Former Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola

Ebola: Lagos sets up isolation ward

As the number of suspected and confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola Virus continues to soar, the Lagos State Government on Friday set up an isolation centre for patients who have shown symptoms of the Ebola virus. This is coming shortly after the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommended the establishment of Ebola Treatment Centres…

Abubakar Shekau, self acclaimed Boko Haram leader

After surviving Boko Haram attacks, 11 Borno residents die of Cholera

Health officials in Borno State said on Friday that death toll from cholera outbreak at the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Biu, Biu Local Government Area, had risen to 11. About five people were last week confirmed dead following the outbreak of the disease at the camp. The Principal Medical…

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria: President Jonathan declares national emergency on Ebola, approves N1.9 billion intervention fund

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a National Emergency. Accordingly, the President has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the National…


Gunmen kill 4, burn 15 houses in Dogara, Kaduna

Four villages in Sanga Local Government have come under attacks in the past two months. (more…)


Ebola: World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization [WHO] on Thursday rose from a meeting of its Emergency Committee, declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in four West Africa countries an International Public Health Emergency. At the end of the meeting convened by the organisation’s Director General, and held by teleconference, WHO said “the possible…

PDP supporters at Nasarawa Assembly, Lafia

Anarchy Looms in Nasarawa as PDP, APC Clash Over Fresh Plot to Remove Gov. Al-Makura

Indications emerged on Friday that Nasarawa State might explode in an orgy of violence unless urgent steps are taken to rein in opposing political forces that are fighting to occupy the Government House, Lafia. This followed the dismissal of the allegations of misconduct brought against the state Governor, Tanko Al-Makura…

Nigerian army soldiers boko haram

Nigerian military moves to retake Damboa, Gwoza, others from Boko Haram

The special operation which began early in the week is meant to restore law and order to the area. (more…)

Ebola Virus

Ebola: Sierra Leone blockades rural areas, as Liberia declares 90 days state of emergency

The disease has killed 932 people across West Africa. (more…)


UPDATE: Students, lecturers rejoice as Fashola slashes LASU fees to N25,000

The fees were increased from N25,000 to N197,000 for Arts and Humanities students, and N350,000 for medical students. (more…)

Liberian Patrick Sawyer imported Ebola to Nigeria .... Photo Credit: FrontPage Africa

Video shows Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, was “terribly ill”, possibly knew he had Ebola before traveling to Nigeria

Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian man who brought the Ebola virus into Nigerian, looked “terribly ill” and might have known he was infected with the virus before traveling to Nigeria, the Liberian media is reporting. According to a review of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) images at the James Spriggs Payne's Airport,…

Babatunde Raji  Fashola, Governor of Lagos State

BREAKING: Fashola orders reversal of LASU fees to old charges

Mr. Fashola stated this on Thursday at the convocation programme of the university. (more…)

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram takes over Gwoza, new Emir’s whereabouts unknown

The immediate past emir, Mr. Timta’s father, was killed on May 30 by the Boko Haram sect. (more…)

Ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Oyinlola writes Jonathan, narrates how President forced him out of PDP

The former Osun governor said the president feared his closeness to Obasanjo despite pleas by Messrs. Anenih and Mark. (more…)

Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

‎The Dead Tells The Story In Gaza, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Israeli military campaign in Gaza has become a horrifying indictment of its counter-insurgency plan and a patent disregard for the lives of Palestinians. (more…)

Tolu Ogunlesi

Simplifying business in Nigeria, By Tolu Ogunlesi

Some of that energy deployed last year towards causing trouble in Rivers State would go a long way in the service of small-scale entrepreneurs. (more…)


Chibok Girls, the 100-Day Wait, By Debbie Ariyo

Tomorrow 22 July will mark 100 days since the abduction of almost 300 girls by terrorists from their school dormitory in Chibok, North East Nigeria. Since then, some of the girls have escaped from their abductors although most of them remain in captivity with reports of mass rape, sexual abuse,…

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

Leadership and Resilience, By Taiwo Odukoya

The ability to remain composed, adapt appropriately, and forge ahead in the face of challenges and opposition is at the very heart of leadership. In this age of constant change, disruption and upheaval, resilience becomes inevitable to the survival of individuals, organizations and nations. As someone said, "If we cannot…

Hussaina Ishaya Audu

Different Shades of a National Identity, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

Recently in the United Kingdom, there has been a great deal of talk about what exactly it means to be British.  The conversation sparked off by Operation Trojan Horse in Birmingham schools, led to investigations by Ofsted which uncovered plans by the Park View Educational Trust to expand its influence…

Akanimo Odon

Breaking the Nigerian Higher Education Code (Part 1), By Akanimo Odon

A system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letter or symbols are assigned definite meaning – that’s how the dictionary describes the word code. This speaks more or less of some complex item or situation requiring ingenuity to decipher. You now must wonder why…