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Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa over xenophobic attacks (Guardian)

Former minister of foreign affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday called on the Nigerian Government to drag South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice over the xenophobic attacks that claimed lives and property of some Nigerians. Akinyemi, in a…

Sacked LASU-ASUU officials accuse VC, Council of victimization (Guardian)

Embattled leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter dismissed for alleged gross misconduct, unauthorised removal of confidential documents, sales of marks and receipt of financial inducements alongside five others, have described their sack…

Border closure: Compromise, go to jail, Customs CG warns (Sun)

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service Col. Hammed Ali, (Rtd.) has warned officers and personnel of the service not to compromise in the discharge of their duties or risk imprisonment. He maintained that personnel of the service must…

Entries close for 3rd BUAF Beeta Playwright Competition September 30

The Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF), led by Bikiya Graham-Douglas, is inviting playwrights from across the country to apply for its third Beeta Playwright Competition by sending in their unpublished plays. The contest, which aims to find new voices in…

O’Jerry releases debut song inspired by Ibejii, LKT, Barry Jhay, others

O’Jerry has released a fresh hot single titled ‘Go Pay’. Produced by Suplia Beats, the debut song by the multi-talented compere and vocalist has heaped praises on Afro-retro act – Ibejii for inspiring his sound. O’Jerry also commends LKT &…

Prof Okonjo one of the best intellectuals ever to come out of Africa – Obi

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, on Friday mourned the passing of renowned academic, Prof.  Chukuka Okonjo, describing him as one of the best intellectuals ever to come out of Africa. He spoke shortly…

Xenophobia in SA reminds me of Zara, another place, time and pain (2)

To kill a human being is one of the hardest things to do and I have done it before. In war, which is what our adventure in Sierra Leone quickly transformed to, it was either that or I wouldn’t have…

Let me tell you about the day I got robbed in traffic – Peju Akande

I’ve been robbed in traffic. And many years after, I still live in trauma from that nasty experience. It doesn’t help that since then, I have seen other people being robbed in traffic. Now, when I see, do I wind…

Anambra commends Air Peace Boss for bringing Nigerians home from SA

The Anambra State government has praised the founder and chairman of Nigeria’s biggest airline, Mr Allen Onyema, for what it called his unprecedented patriotic gesture in bringing back free of charge yesterday 147 Nigerians from South Africa afraid of their…

ICRC, TEF partnership to create economic opportunities in conflict prone regions, says ICRC President

Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and ICRC President, Peter Maurer Call for a new Private Sector Led approach to human development in Africa Collaboration between humanitarian and the private sector is critical for impact-driven intervention At the just-concluded…

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