*Air Peace suspends Dubai flights over visa ban on Nigerians (DailyTrust)*Wike invites Buhari, Peter Obi, Oshiomole to commission projects in Rivers (Vanguard)

Air Peace suspends Dubai flights over visa ban on Nigerians (DailyTrust) Air Peace has suspended flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), over the non-issuance of visas to Nigerians. Daily Trust had reported how the UAE authorities placed a visa…

Buhari congratulates FBN on 40 years of cross-border banking in UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Board, Management, and Staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) for cross-border services through FBNBank UK in the United Kingdom for 40 years, sharing almost 130 years of banking experience. In a statement…

Buhari sends birthday greetings to remarkable statesman, Mamman Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended birthday wishes to his nephew and close associate, Mamman Daura, on the occasion of his 83rd birthday, November 9, describing him as a “remarkable gentleman, scholar and statesman,” according to a statement by Senior Special…

Nigeria’s Ayo Owodunni emerges first black to be city councillor in Canada

Nigeria’s Ayo Owodunni  has made history in Canada as the first black person to become a City Councillor in Kitchener, London Ontario. Owodunni, who is a Senior Manager at the Black Professionals in Tech Network, won in Ward 5. Reacting…

2023 presidential front-liners on the firing line — Magnus Onyibe

It all started with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, BAT who is the presidential candidate of the ruling party at the center, All Progressive Congress, APC who mis-spoke at an event in Kaduna last week. He was captured on video saying:…

Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie rejected national honours by Buhari 

Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said that her non-appearance at Tuesday’s conferment of national honours by President Muhammadu Buhari was a rejection of the award. Adichie was recently decorated with Harvard University’s iconic W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. A…

ASÙU Strike: We’ll mobilise resources internationally, nationally to fund education – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has again called on the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available. The president, who…

*#EndSARS: 32 protesters in Lagos, Oyo prisons 2 years after (Punch)*Lekki tollgate no-go area, police tell ‘Obidients’ (Punch)

#EndSARS: 32 protesters in Lagos, Oyo prisons 2 years after (Punch) Ending police brutality formed the crux of their movement, “EndSARSNow!’ was the song on their lips, as they marched in Lagos, Oyo, Edo, Osun, and Ondo states, including the…

2023: Buhari votes for issue-based campaigns, urges political actors to shun personal attacks, incitements

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the initiative undertaken by the National Peace Committee to commit all political actors to issue-based campaigns devoid of incitement, personal insults and attacks. According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media…

FG makes U-turn, withdraws order to reopen varsities

In a new twist, the Federal Government, yesterday, withdrew its circular, which ordered Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Chancellors and Governing Councils to re-open federal universities. The National Universities Commission (NUC) had earlier issued a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, addressed to all VCs; Pro-Chancellors and…

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