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Saraki: I want Buhari’s job

Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed he has been consulting and he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 election. He made the confirmation in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg in Abuja. Saraki who had evaded the question on his interest in the country’s number one position at a press conference last week, was more forthcoming […]

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Genoa bridge seen crumbing and killed 39 people

Fingers are pointing at the mafia who play a key role in Italy’s cement industry – amid allegations they sold inadequate materials involved in the construction of the 50-year-old bridge A shocking image of the Genoa toll bridge taken just weeks before its collapse shows just why locals claim to have been calling it a “tragedy waiting to happen”. The […]

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Government worker bound and gagged to chair by sexist colleagues

DeeAnn Fitzpatrick claimed a racist and misogynistic culture within her office drove her to contemplate suicide A government worker who claims she was tied to a chair and gagged by colleagues who bullied and harassed her has had her case thrown out. DeeAnn Fitzpatrick, 49, accused fellow fisheries workers of mocking and targeting her in a campaign of sexist harassment. […]

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Tinubu: Obasanjo, defectors can’t stop Buhari

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday said that he was confident President Muhammadu Buhari would win the 2019 elections. Tinubu made the statement in Lagos while addressing party members at a stakeholders meeting of the state chapter. He said that the president had acquitted himself as a leader so far inspite […]

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NNPC to Establish 2 Additional Refineries in Warri, Port Harcourt

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has plans to establish 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refineries in Port-Harcourt and Warri to boost local refining of crude oil in the country. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. Ughamadu said that the effort was part of the corporation’s […]

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McHenry found dead in NY street with cocaine and no trousers

Video of her belated birthday celebrations shared on Instagram eerily documents what would be her final hours A pregnant US reality star and TV producer has been found dead in New York aged 26. Lyric McHenry, who is best friends with Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star and Magic Johnson’s son EJ Johnson, was found in a street in the […]

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The Aftermath of the Helsinki Summit

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit in Helsinki, Finland on July 15 that was assessed by many as a defeat for US prestige and interests. The summit should not, however, be construed as a Russian victory. US foreign policy moves after the summit indicate that there is little chance for meaningful improvement in bilateral relations. The complexity […]

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Vietnam and Israel: The First 25 Years

Israel and Vietnam just marked their first 25 years of diplomatic relations. There is strong potential for further economic and diplomatic improvement that could provide significant benefits to both sides. On July 12, 1993 – 25 years ago – Israel established diplomatic relations with Vietnam. Continued good relations can offer both countries significant economic and political benefits. Vietnam is a […]

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Late Murtala Muhammed’s Family calls for Victims’ Rights Law

The family of the late former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed, on Monday, called on the National Assembly to enact a Victims’ Rights Law. Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, daughter of the late Head of State, who made the call in Lagos, said that this would give protection to future victims of heinous crimes. She spoke at a special prayer organised […]