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Man attacked by epilepsy while driving, kills beggar, Injures 3 others

FILE PHOTO: An accident scene

Femi Adi/ Kaduna A commercial driver on Friday in Kaduna killed a beggar and injured three other persons after he was said to have been attacked by epilepsy, while conveying passengers from the Kaduna Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Central market to Kakuri area of the city. The incident triggered pandemonium as the traders along Ahmadu Bello […]

Malian base used by Nigerian police contingent under fire

A Nigerian Police contingent on UN Mission

An operational base used by a contingent of Nigerian policemen on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in strife-torn Mali has come under heavy gunfire and suicide bombing. Gunmen believed to be members of the Malian Islamists attacked the base in Timbuktu on Friday morning. The base, hitherto used as a hotel and called Hotel Palmeraie […]

Buhari goes on short vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is beginning a short vacation from today, February 5. He will be away till 10 February. A statement by media adviser, Femi Adesina did not indicate where the president will spend the five days. But it is presumed he is staying back in London, where he attended Thursday a summit […]

I will be vindicated, says a disappointed Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki, Nigeria's Senate President

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday expressed his disappointment over the judgment of the Supreme Court which declared that the Code of Conduct Tribunal has the powers to try him on a charge of false assets declaration. But he declared that he will be vindicated during the trial on a date yet […]

‘You are aiding poll robbers’, TMG blasts Supreme Court over Rivers, Akwa Ibom

Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has provoked the most unsparing criticism so far over its shocking decisions on governorship election disputes, most especially in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Leading election monitors in Nigeria, The Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, in a statement today accused the Supreme Court of “legalising electoral robberies,” with the judgments which validated the […]

Mali edge out Ivory Coast for CHAN final

Mali, Ivory Coast players battle for the ball

Mali who sent Nigeria out of the African Nations Championship in Rwanda, has qualified for the final on Sunday , after edging out Ivory Coast with a lone goal, scored in the dying minutes of the regulation time. Substitute Yves Bissouma. who was named the Orange Man of the Match, scored the winner two minutes […]

Breaking News: Supreme Court upholds Okowa, Ajimobi, Gaidam’s elections

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Governors Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe states can now concentrate fully on governance as the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that they were all validly elected as chief executives of their various states on Tuesday. The court, the highest in Nigeria dismissed the petition filed against […]

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