Nigeria Politics Top Story

Confusion as Goodluck Jonathan and group alleged to have bought his APC nomination form both deny

Reading Time: 3 minutes Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian President, considers it an insult for an unknown group to purchase an All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential nomination form for him, his spokesman has said. Also, the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), a Fulani socio-cultural organisation has denied they bought President Jonathan an APC presidential nomination form. Read More…

Health Nigeria Top Story World

Nigerian traveller linked to newly-found rare monkeypox infection in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A Nigerian traveller has been linked to a rare viral monkeypox infection discovered by the English health authorities, it was reported on Saturday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement that the case of a person who had recently travelled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story Yemi Osinbajo

[List] Osinbajo outlines promises if elected President

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigerian Vice President, President Yemi Osinbajo promises a tech-driven future for Nigeria if elected as the next president of Nigeria. In an announcement made on Monday morning, where he declared his intention to run for the presidency, he gave a long list of promises. In the speech, Osinbajo said: “I am today with utmost humility Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story Yemi Osinbajo

[VIDEO] Vice President declares intention to run for President

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nigerian Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will formally declare his intention to vie for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress on Monday. Osinbajo tweeted early on Monday: “I am today, with utmost humility formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the Read More…

Nigeria Power Top Story

Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses for the second time in a month

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed for the second time in a month, the Federal Ministry of Power said on Saturday, leaving the parts of the country it serves, including the capital Abuja and Africa’s biggest city Lagos, without power. The power ministry said the outage had occurred overnight. It gave no estimate of when Read More…

Legal Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria to hear all terrorism trials in secret, judge rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Federal High Court judge ruled on Thursday that all trials of terrorism cases in Nigeria will henceforth be held in camera. In a statement titled “new practice directions on hearing of terrorism cases”, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho also said coverage of any part of such proceedings would be prohibited. He said the new ruling Read More…

Insurgency Nigeria Top Story

Bandits run rampage in Kaduna, attack army base in Birnin Gwari, kill 15 Nigerian soldiers, sources say

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Eons Intelligence/Twitter. Gunmen killed 15 Nigerian soldiers and wounded more than a dozen others during an attack on an army base in the northern state of Kaduna, two army sources said on Tuesday, in the latest attack on security forces by armed gangs. The gangs, designated as terrorists by the government, have caused Read More…

Entertainment Media Nigeria Top Story

Nweke urges media to set agenda for sustainable democracy

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former Minister of Information, Mr Frank Nweke Jnr, has urged the media to enhance their professionalism and set the agenda to consolidate Nigeria’s democracy. Nweke made the call on Tuesday in Enugu while presenting a paper at the town-hall meeting organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors for the media and Civil Society Organisations Read More…

Conflict Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria, West Africa face historic food crisis driven by conflict, price surge

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Some parts of Northern Nigeria and indeed, West Africa, are facing their worst food crisis on record driven by conflict, drought, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on food prices and availability, aid agencies said on Tuesday. There are about 27 million people suffering from hunger in the region and that number could Read More…