US-based Nigerian escapes from kidnappers’ den, aids gang members’ arrest

A United States of America-based Nigerian has reportedly escaped from kidnappers’ den after turning the heat against one of his captors and beating him to a pulp. The man, identified simply as Chinweizu, was said to have been abducted on…

We are the #speakonlyenglish generation – Lucia Edafioka

I had a moment recently, one quiet moment A friend sent me a message asking for the Urhobo word for freedom. I thought of all the Urhobo words I knew in English; cup, spoon, come, go, hair, and arrrgh, freedom…

‘Nigeria, South Africa must work together to solve xenophobic attacks’ (Nation)

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident…

Dear Nigerian, everything is not a spiritual problem biko – Lucia Edafioka

I was on a bus on my way home one Wednesday evening when I noticed a little boy was trying to open the zip of an old man’s purse who was sitting beside him and his mum. The boy was…

Government loses claims on efficiency with N4tr recurrent expenditure plan (Guardian)

Recurrent expenditure at N4tr betrays govt’s efficiency claims If there is efficiency in Nigeria’s governance, it has not been in the last fours and would remain a pipe dream, until it is realised, possibly in distant future, as about N500…

Immigration arrest two Togolese attempting to obtain Nigerian passports (Guardian)

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested two Togolese, Ametchonwoun Alexandre Adodo and Awoudya Yao Francis, who pretended to be Nigerians to obtain an international passport to travel to Kenya. The NIS Comptroller in Osun Command, Adebowale Idowu, said the…

Trump’s daughter reportedly dating Lagos millionaire (Punch)

Tiffany Trump, the daughter of US president, Donald Trump, is allegedly dating a Lagos-bred millionaire, Micheal Boulos. According to Page Six reports, Micheal is the son of a multi-billion dollar family in Nigeria. A source close to Tiffany told Page…

This is no joke: Some Nigerian youths are lazy, says Ali Baba (Punch)

November 30, 2018 Popular comedian, Alleluya Akporobome, a.k.a, Ali Baba, has urged Nigerian youths to acquire skills that will enable them to be financially independent. The comedian, who spoke with our correspondent on the sideline of a graduation ceremony held…

Buhari says he is disappointed in Nigerian press (Punch)

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is disappointed in the Nigerian press. He said his grouse was that the media did not give his administration the credit for the agricultural revolution he said was ongoing in the country. Buhari…

Forbes publishes Jim Ovia’s autobiography

Jim Ovia, Nigerian billionaire banker has published his autobiography chronicling the story of how he built one of Africa’s largest financial conglomerates within the last three decades. The book, published by ForbesBooks, titled ‘Africa Rise And Shine,’ recounts the series…

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