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Lai Mohammed talks of lifting the Twitter ban by end of the year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images, REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis//File Photo. Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed has told the international news agency, REUTERS, that Nigeria may lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Thursday, that the government was awaiting a response on three final requests Read More…

Developing Story World

Strange man surrenders after threatening US Capitol in bomb claim standoff

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AP Photo/Alex Brandon. A man who claimed to have a bomb in a truck near the Library of Congress has surrendered to law enforcement, ending an hourslong standoff. The man sitting in a black pickup truck outside the Library of Congress told police Thursday that he had a bomb, prompting a massive law Read More…

Africa Top Story World

WHO warns that other outbreaks aside COVID-19, risk straining Nigeria and other W Africa health systems

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo, REUTERS/Baz Ratner. In picture above: A medical worker injects AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a woman at the Nationa Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria and other West African countries Read More…

Metro Stealing

Man docked for alleged theft of motor parts worth N300,000 from Primero

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Primero/screengrab. A 50-year-old man, Akinbode Raphael, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing motor parts valued at N300,000, when he appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State . Raphael, whose address was not provided, was arraigned before the court for entering the premises of Primero Transportation company and Read More…

Business Crime Homicide Nigeria Oil & Gas Top Story

Six oil and gas workers, one policeman killed at Imo project site

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Gunmen attacked a project site in Assa, Imo State on Monday, killing a police officer, six employees of an oil and gas services company, police have said. The oil and gas workers were employees of the Nigerian oil and gas services company, Lee Engineering. Monday’s latest attack marks a crescendo of attacks on oil and Read More…

Africa Top Story World

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won Zambia’s presidential election

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Al Jazeera, Wikipedia. In a keenly contested battle, Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the Zambian presidential election. He defeated incumbent Edgar Lungu, the electoral commission said on Monday when releasing the final results from 156 constituencies, barring one. In the final vote tally, Hichilema secured 2,810,777 votes while Lungu was in second Read More…

Nigeria Top Story

Buhari says killing of Muslim travellers was ‘prearranged’

Reading Time: < 1 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Saturday’s ambush in central Plateau state of buses returning from a religious festival in nearby Bauchi state. In a statement issued on Sunday, the President described the killing of 23 people returning from a Muslim festival in neighbouring Bauchi State as a premeditated ambush. “It is clear this was a Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

As he scores side’s winning goal, Ahmed Musa calls Jos killings ‘barbaric and heinous’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: GoalBall. Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa has challenged the Nigerian government and security authorities to work to end the “barbaric” killings across the country. The Fatih Karagumruk star took to his social media account to share his grief on Sunday after 22 people were killed while several others were injured during a road Read More…

Top Story World

It is now the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as President, diplomats flee Kabul

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Al Jazeera, REUTERS/Stringer. In picture above: Taliban leaders inside the presidential palace [Screen grab/ Al Jazeera] “The war is over in Afghanistan. We have reached what we were seeking, the freedom of our country and the independence of our people, a spokesman for the Taliban told the television news outfit, Al Jazeera, on Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Is There An Indonesian Ministry Of Strangulation?

Reading Time: 5 minutes I CAN’T BREATH! HEY!… My neck! …I can’t breathe!”, screamed Nigerian diplomat Abdulrahman Ibrahim as he was being strangled at the back of a car by Indonesian immigration police. If the assault had been visited on any ordinary citizen of any country in the world, it would still be as horrific. But the fact that Read More…