Opinion

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…

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…

gunmen

Gunmen kill 4, burn 15 houses in Dogara, Kaduna

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

ebola

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…)

LASU protest

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…)

Debbie-Ariyo

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…

Gbenga Olorunpomi

Jonathania Nigeriana, By Gbenga Olorunpomi

The dark days of military oppression are back! The Black Era has returned! Soldiers took over a major street in Lagos for five hours and we were helpless to stop them. They slapped some; beat some senseless; destroyed public and personal property, all without fear of retribution. The signs were…

Oke Ikeogu

In Defence of Priesthood From Pastor Adeboye to Father Kukah, By Oke Ikeogu

Like Ebenezer Obadare, I am not one of those Nigerians who consider “men of God” – as some refer to Christian clergymen in our country – to be beyond reproach. When you question the actions of such men, even those that seem to contradict scripture, you’re wont to hear their…

Amma-Ogan

Three Months and Counting… By Amma Ogan

The girls of Chibok remain in captivity despite: Having drawn the attention of the whole world The Nigerian Army declaring it knows where they are The US, Britain, France, Israel, Australia, South Africa the AU and others having pledged assistance in men, materiel and expertise African power heads of state,…

Aregbesola Campaign Rally in Ede

Ogbeni Aregbesola, Òrànmíyàn’s Chief of Staff, By Ogaga Ifowodo

I had sworn that my first visit to Osogbo would be to its world-famous Osun Sacred Grove. Instead, I attended a “mega” rally in the historic town of Iwo, one of many at which Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is asking the Osun people to renew his mandate as their governor. I…

Dele Agekameh

Reminiscing On The Odukomaiya Legacy at 80, By Dele Agekameh

It was Arthur Gordon, famously known as "Art" Linkletter, a Canadian-born American radio and television personality (July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010), who said: “There are four stages of man: infancy, childhood, adolescence…and obsolescence”. In all through these stages, the first two - infancy and childhood- though form the…

Garba Shehu

The Greed that Nourishes the Polio Tragedy, By Garba Shehu

Hearing the reports of massive inflow of foreign assistance – millions of US Dollars, plane-loads of medicines, building materials, blankets and warm clothing into Japan and 13 other countries along the costs of those countries bordering the Indian Ocean following the devastating, mega-earthquake, the Tsunami, a poor but calculating and…

Soji Apampa

Esusu, Adashe, & Ajo: Lessons for Corporate Nigeria? By Soji Apampa

All over Nigeria, it is common to see small contributory savings schemes where market women contribute a daily portion of their trading profit to a collective. What are the characteristics of these groups that make it work and what lessons can corporate Nigeria learn from these groups to ensure that…