OP-ED

Rising debt: Nigeria heading towards the precipice

The recent letter from President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly requesting approval to borrow additional $5.5bn from the International Capital Market has brought...

Reps to probe Jonathan, Buhari over N11.1bn Aso Rock clinic budget

THE House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to set up an Ad-hoc committee to investigate former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari’s N11.1 billion...

COMMUNITY NEWS

NIGERIA

NNPC Scandal: Presidency seeks soft landing for NNPC GMD

There are indications that the presidency has initiated moves to avert the indictment of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum...

SPORTS

Russia 2018 ticket is dream come true – Mikel

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has reiterated his boundless joy at the Super Eagles’ qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup finals. The 30-year-old...

I want to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria – Tyson Fury

British boxer, Tyson Fury, says he wishes to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria. The self-titled ‘Gypsy King’ said this in a chat with iFilmTV. Fury said,...

Entertainment

PHOTOS: Ogoni First Lawyer, Sen. Cyrus Nunieh Marries At 87

A viral report on social media claims that 87-year-old second republic ex-lawmaker, Sen. Cyrus Nunieh, walked down the aisle today with his beautiful bride...

Amara And Nwankwo Kanu Are Serving Perfect Fitness Goals In Powerful...

Amara Kanu, wife of Arsenal and Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu not too long ago launched a book on healthy living Inspired by her husband’s battle with...

Davido – Commissioner of Police says ‘singer’s response is suspicious’

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal has explained that there is an investigation on the death of Davido's friend, Tagbo Umeike. While...

Kate Middleton Announces Due Date for Baby No. 3

Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child is due in April 2018, Kensington Palace said Tuesday. The news comes a month after the couple announced the...

10 Slaying Hairstyles Yemi Alade Rocks

Fashion icon and pop star Yemi Alade has rocked several beautiful hairstyles since her rise in the music industry. She is often regarded as a hair...

I will be damned if I don’t speak out — Liz...

WITH a filmography of more than 40 movies, Liz Benson Ameye is a veritable fixture on cinema, video and television screens in Nigeria. She...

Politics

“We owe no one apology” – Okorocha on Jacob Zuma Statue

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo State, has said his administration owes no one an apology for erecting a statue of South African president Jacob Zuma in the...

Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC, APC, has hailed the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha for bringing the South African leader to the country. Okorocha...

Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic...

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic...

PDP splits in Anambra, faction rejects Obaze, threatens to support another...

The mammoth crowd of aggrieved PDP members who rallied at the Ekwueme Square, Awka, threatened to support the candidate of another party if the...

Femi Adesina: Those criticising Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request are ignorant

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has described Nigerians criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the World Bank Group for focus on the north as ignorant...

Osinbajo says he never approved contracts, only loans, disowns aide’s statement

Amid the management crisis in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), it was confusion yesterday as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said he did not...

United States

US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The US is pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of "anti-Israel" bias. The agency is known for designating world heritage sites...

Stephen Paddock: What we know about the Las Vegas gunman who...

Police have identified Stephen Paddock as the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers from a hotel room in Las Vegas, killing at least 59...

Number of Nigerian students in American universities revealed

The number of Nigerian students in the United States of America has been revealed. US Consul-General in Lagos, John Bray said on Thursday that up...

At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits central Mexico

Emergency crews and volunteers are digging through rubble with their bare hands in search of trapped survivors after a powerful earthquake stuck central Mexico on Tuesday...

Legal experts doubt Trump could absolve himself in Russia inquiry

The president, under pressure over a deepening scandal, says ‘all agree’ that he has ‘the complete power to pardon’, but analysts suggest this is...

Trump recieves Boko Haram Girls

‘Make America Safe Again:’ President Trump Receives Support From Nigerian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Don’t let the critics bring you down. That was the essence...