Legislature Nigeria Top Story

Senate requests withdrawal of old Naira notes until July 31

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to push back the deadline for old naira notes to be withdrawn from circulation from January 31 to July 31. Additionally, the upper house requested the CBN to establish an exchange window where those without bank accounts may deposit their old bills. The motion made Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

Autogas to the rescue

Reading Time: 6 minutes My heart bleeds each time I encounter long petrol queues which have become a permanent fixture of city landscapes in Nigeria. Petrol scarcity has become so endemic that we are no longer embarrassed by the scandalous petrol queues. All over the country, lives have been lost, millions of man-hours wasted and citizens’ health negatively impacted Read More…

Niger Nigeria Politics Top Story

My contract with the people of Niger State – Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya

Reading Time: 20 minutes Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya is running for governor of Niger State for the All-Progressives’ Grand Alliance (APGA). She wants things to change. She is an award-winning innovator, an ideation specialist, a serial social entrepreneur, a lawyer, an author, a publisher, and a mentor, and most importantly Khadijah is a mother, who calls herself, the Womb, and a Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Politics Wole Olaoye

Nigerian Youths, Stand Up To Be Counted!

Reading Time: 6 minutes “There is always enough light for one who wishes to see.”  -Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) The forthcoming presidential elections will be determined, to a large extent, by the votes of the youth. There has been so much talk about how each succeeding generation in the last 62 years has betrayed the Nigerian project and bequeathed Read More…

Crime Edo Kidnapping Nigeria Top Story

Gunmen kidnap 32 people from Edo train station

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Gunmen with AK-47s seized more than 30 persons from the Tom Ikimi rail station in Igueben, Edo state, Nigeria, on Saturday. The attack is the latest evidence of escalating insecurity in Africa’s most populous country, challenging the government ahead of a February presidential election. Armed herders assaulted Tom Ikimi station at 4 p.m. on Saturday Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Owei Lakemfa Politics

The Afe Babalola testimonies

Reading Time: 4 minutes A lot of hope has been placed on the country’s February 25, 2023, general elections. It actually seems that the country’s continued existence depends on them. Already, some foreign observers have dispatched advanced teams. However, amidst all these, a 93-year-old statesman, scanning the horizon, advises that the elections be postponed by six months if the Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story

Obasanjo endorses Peter Obi, says to Nigerian youth “eyin lokan”

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the run-up to the elections in February 2023, Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has received the backing of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, his most high-profile endorsement to date. Obasanjo’s endorsement came in his New Year message issued on January 1, 2023. The former Nigerian President particularly addressed the Nigerian youth Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Politics Wole Olaoye

G5: Before The Night Market

Reading Time: 6 minutes The rumour mill was abuzz recently with news that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his four other colleagues who constitute the G5 group of dissenting governors in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), had concluded negotiations with the candidate of the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) with a view to campaigning for the APC in Read More…

Environment Featured Nigeria Notes Soni Irabor

The saviour of Makoda is 85

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every first day of the year family and friends gather to celebrate a gentleman who represents many positive things to many people in different ways. That gentleman is Dr Newton JIBUNOH.Born January 1, 1938, JIBUNOH must have been born into nature with a clear mind to show his commitment to anything natural. From his love Read More…