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Ugandan athlete held by police after going missing in Japan

Ugandan police said Wednesday they were interrogating a weightlifter who disappeared in Japan after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, as his family appealed for his release from custody. Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, vanished from an Olympic training camp after…

As democracy enters a slippery slope in Nigeria -Magnus Onyibe

In Nigeria, democracy is in turmoil.  Although it has been long  in coming, the exodus of governors from the main opposition party, PDP to the ruling party, APC which has been steering the ship of state at a time that…

US CDC recommends some vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors

Just two months after lifting the COVID-19 mask mandate, the CDC is now recommending that some vaccinated people should resume wearing masks indoors in areas with high or substantial transmission of COVID-19. CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky made the announcement…

Legendary singer Bright Chimezie celebrates son’s graduation from law school

Legendary Nigerian singer, Bright Chimezie, is ecstatic at the moment as one of his sons has graduated from law school. Taking to his Facebook account, the veteran singer wrote, “Today I celebrate my son, confidant, friend and legal adviser, Barrister…

*Traffic robbers arrested by Sanwo-Olu arraigned (Punch)*23-year-old man kills lover, rapes her corpse (Vanguard)

Traffic robbers arrested by Sanwo-Olu arraigned (Punch) The suspected traffic robbers arrested by the convoy of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have been arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta. The suspects were arrested while attempting to…

A letter to Chinua Achebe in the grave -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nna-anyi, this will definitely not be a long letter, especially now that I am writing to you inside the earth of the ancestors.  I like my things short and sharp like Things Fall Apart, not long and heavy for I’m…

*Abuja man beats lover to death over phone charger (Punch)*Baba Ijesha: 2 others also sexually molested minor -Defence (Guardian)*

Abuja man beats lover to death over phone charger (Punch) A man, identified as Hasan Taiwo, allegedly beat his live-in lover, Chibuzor Aloh, a mother of four, to death for allegedly using his phone charger without permission. The incident happened…

9-year-old-girl accused of burning down N5b Abuja supermarket speaks in police custody

A nine-year-old-girl accused of burning down Ebeano, one of the best supermarkets in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, has opened up in Police custody. In a video clip of her interrogation, the girl said that she was taken to the supermarket…

JAMB withdraws result of candidates for impersonation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the result of one Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu for acts bordering on impersonation in the just-concluded 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja,…

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s D’Tigress fall to USA 72-81

Nigeria’s D’Tigress won two quarters but lost to the US female basketball team after it finished at 72-81 in the opening game at the Tokyo Olympics. D’Tigress led at the end of the first quarter 20-17 but took their foot…

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