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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Electoral Agengy ‘INEC’ postpones elections till February 23

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 national commissioners in Abuja, according to sources close to the meeting. Professor Yakubu will be briefing the media later today on the decision, amidst reports of logistics problems faced ... Read More »


The sketch artist in the courtroom caught the moment El Chapo and his wife exchanged thumbs-up after the verdict was announced. Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is guilty on all 10 counts he was facing in a Brooklyn federal court … and he’s now facing life in prison. A jury of 7 women and 5 men returned the verdict Tuesday to wrap up a nearly 3-month long criminal ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki called “thief” by crowd in Kwara

Earlier today Senator Bukola Saraki was disgraced out of ilesa baruba (Kwara North). The ‘o to ge’ (enough is enough) movement’ is real in Kwara. Kwarans are more informed now. Sarakis end is already here. A source said on nairaland. However, the camp of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday reacted to the viral video, which showed a crowd chorusing “thief, thief” in Kwara State on Saturday Please follow and ... Read More »

(Video): Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo survives second air crash

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo escaped unhurt after his helicopter crash-landed on Saturday, his spokesman said Pictures from the scene showed the helicopter on its side after the incident in Kabba, a town in Kogi State in the central region of Nigeria. Osinbajo was on the campaign trail for his All Progressives Congress (APC) party ahead of this month’s general elections, and delivered a speech as planned shortly after the ... Read More »

Lawmaker, Alain Lobognan jailed for ‘fake news’ tweet’ in Ivory Coast

Alain Lobognan. an Ivorian lawmaker and ex-sports minister has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $520 (£400) for spreading fake news that incited violence. Alain had tweeted on January 9th that the state prosecutor had ordered the arrest of a fellow MP. But the prosecutor said this was not the case and the tweet had caused demonstrations and violent clashes. Lobognan, who has been on hunger strike ... Read More »

Fresh outbreak of Lassa fever kills 50 people In Ondo state

Lassa fever has reportedly killed 50 people in Ondo state, leaving residents and medical practitioners worried. Sources at the Federal Medical Center, FMC, Owo, revealed that the state government is struggling to curb the spread of the disease. A medical practitioner at the health facility revealed that the situation is almost beyond control adding that they have run out of space at the isolation ward where these patients are being ... Read More »

Gospel singer, Funmi Aragbaye loses her husband

Funmi Aragbaye, a popular gospel musician and National President of the Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria, has lost her husband, Elder Bola Aragbaye. Elder Aragbaye died at about 2:30pm on Wednesday January 30th aged 77, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. During his lifetime, he worked at the Nigerian Tribune as a journalist under the supervision of ex-Governor of Lagos State Lateef Jakande, after which he left in 1967 to ... Read More »

Nigerians will never forgive Obasanjo for ceding part of Cross River State to Cameroon – Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said Nigerians will never forgive former President Olusegun Obasanjo for ceding part of Cross River State to Cameroun. Oshiomhole who was speaking during the Presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on Wednesday, urged residents not to ever forget the hardship the former president put them through. According to him, he (Obasanjo) would not ... Read More »

Traditional healer sues Uganda Speaker of Parliament for alleged breach of contract, seeks pay for charms he gave her 29 years

A traditional healer, who claims to have administered his spiritual powers and charm 29 years ago to propel Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to political prominence, has taken her to court, demanding payment of Shs200m for alleged breach of contract. According to Daily Monitor, Mr Damiano Akuze, in a suit filed before Jinja High Court on January 28, contends that on September 1, 1990, Ms Kadaga approached him at his ... Read More »

Chicago Police release two photos of potential persons of interest in the Jussie Smollett hate crime attack

Chicago police have released photos of two people wanted as potential ‘persons of interest’ connected to the alleged hate crime attack on actor, Jussie Smollett. After combing through hours of surveillance footage from both public and private cameras around the scene, this is what authorities have managed to come up with; Officers say the two people in the image were walking on New Street near the intersection with E. Illinois ... Read More »

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