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Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad – UN Deputy Chief

Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad – UN Deputy Chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has attributed the Boko Haram terrorism in Northeast Nigeria largely to the drying up of the once thriving Lake Chad, which provided millions with livelihood. Ms Mohammed stated this in Stockholm in her remarks to the opening plenary of 2018 World Water Week with theme: ‘Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, […]

Buhari to Trump – I’m Fit, Sprightly and Not Lifeless

Buhari to Trump – I’m Fit, Sprightly and Not Lifeless

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired back at the United States President, Donald Trump over alleged claims by the American leader referring to the Nigerian president as “lifeless”. The reaction which came through the Buhari Media Organisation BMO was in response to Monday’s report by the Financial Times that the American President had made disrespectful comments […]

“I Never Want To Meet Someone So Lifeless Again” – Trump told White House Aides after Meeting With Buhari

“I Never Want To Meet Someone So Lifeless Again” – Trump told White House Aides after Meeting With Buhari

Donald Trump said he “never wants to meet someone as lifeless” as Nigeria’s Muhamadu Buhari again in a conversation with white house aides after he had a meeting with the Nigerian leader in April according to a recent report by the Financial Times. According to the report, three persons privy to the conversation confirmed to […]

The Danger of a Better-Behaved Boko Haram

The Danger of a Better-Behaved Boko Haram

Abuja — Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group infamous for its bombings and abductions, is undergoing something of a makeover. A key faction that has the backing of so-called Islamic State has renounced its old blood-soaked ways and is trying instead to win hearts and minds in a new strategic twist to a nine-year insurgency […]

I Feel Good, Says Buhari, Vows to Work Harder to Jail Looters

I Feel Good, Says Buhari, Vows to Work Harder to Jail Looters

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday threatened to work harder to ensure that all who looted the nation’s treasury are jailed. Buhari issued the threat while answering questions from journalists after disembarking from the presidential jet at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. “I will work hard the more to ensure that all those who stole the […]

I’m Considering Running for President, Saraki Says

I’m Considering Running for President, Saraki Says

The number of aspirants seeking to get the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to rise as Senate President Bukola Saraki said he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari. Saraki, who is in a faceoff with the All Progressives Congress (APC) after defecting to the PDP, gave the indication in an […]

Two Million Nigerians To Get Collateral-Free Loans From Govt

Two Million Nigerians To Get Collateral-Free Loans From Govt

In a determined bid to further enlarge its financial inclusion agenda for all Nigerians regardless of social class and economic status, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has launched a new initiative under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). The initiative, called the Trader Moni, will empower two million petty traders between now and the end […]

Nigeria Orders Overhaul of Notorious Anti-Robbery Unit

Nigeria Orders Overhaul of Notorious Anti-Robbery Unit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The security outfit has been widely accused of highhandedness and extra-judicial killings. It was the subject of #EndSARS, an intense online campaign that called for its dissolution and morphed […]

Trekking With ‘Ambazonia Defense Forces’ – Inside a Separatist War

Trekking With ‘Ambazonia Defense Forces’ – Inside a Separatist War

Emmanuel Freudenthal is the first journalist to spend time with an anglophone armed group, trekking for a week with them in the sun and rain, across rivers and up steep hills, through dark rainforests and fields of giant grass. In this two-part series, he explores the make-up and motivation of the Ambazonia Defense Forces, and […]

Lagos Third Worst City to Live – Eiu Report

Lagos Third Worst City to Live – Eiu Report

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, is the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide. The revelation is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU’s 2018 ranking of the world’s most liveable cities. The city was ranked 138th of the 140 countries ranked by the EIU. With a relatively low score of 38.5 […]

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