Tag: Nigeria

PHOTOs: Buhari returns to Nigeria from US with ‘special assignment’ from World body

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a loaded weeklong engagements at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America. The Nigerian leader came back with a special request from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to help in restoring[Read More…]

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s speech at 76th United Nations General Assembly

AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 76TH SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY Friday, 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 NEW YORK, USA Mr. President, Heads of State and Government, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. President, Let me, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, congratulate you on[Read More…]

Reviving our dilapidated educational system

By Sanusi Yussuf Ayinde It is without a doubt that the standard of education has fallen in Nigeria. Even the blind could see the steady decline in every facet of our educational system. It is often said that education is the strongest base for individual or societal growth. This, unfortunately,[Read More…]

Law Mefor: 2021 and Audacious South Versus Arrogant North

By Law Mefor The discordant tunes coming from Southern Governors Forum and Northern Elders Forum do not augur well for the unity and harmony of the country. It will be recalled that the southern governors issued a communique at the end of their Enugu meeting, stating, among other things, that[Read More…]

We’ve detained high profile individuals funding terrorists in Nigeria — Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has claimed that the Federal Government (FG) succeeded in identifying and detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding terrorists’ activities in the country. Malami stated this in New York while addressing newsmen. He also claimed that FG[Read More…]

ISWAP: We won’t allow foreign terrorists overrun Nigeria — Military

The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, says the Nigerian military will not allow the Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP), a foreign terrorist group, to have a strong footing in Nigeria Musa stated this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, in Maiduguri He said that ISWAP[Read More…]

China in talks with Nigeria to set up Chinese banks in Nigeria – Ambassador

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, has revealed that China is working towards establishing Chinese-owned banks in Nigeria. Mr Jianchun made this known in Abuja while addressing journalists during the commemoration of the 2021 Chinese Moon Festival and China-Nigeria Cultural week on Tuesday. He said he had been in[Read More…]

Mailafia’s death is a sad loss for Nigeria — Moghalu

A Nigerian political economist, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, has described the sudden demise of Dr Obadiah Mailafia as “a sad loss” for the country. The 2019 presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in a post on his Twitter page condoled the family of the former deputy governor of the Central Bank[Read More…]

Nnamdi Kanu sues Kenya over extradition to Nigeria despite renouncing citizenship

The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has sued the Kenyan Government over his alleged extradition from the country. Recall Kanu was extradited to Nigeria from an undisclosed country and subsequently remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS). The special counsel[Read More…]

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Bandits, insurgents, others will obey if Nigerians elect female president — Lawyer

Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, Mr Chuks Akamadu, an Abuja-based legal practitioner has said that the country is ripe for a female president, considering women’s roles in the society. Akamadu, who said this on Sunday in Abuja, while marking the 40th birthday anniversary of his wife noted that the[Read More…]