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Akinwunmi Adesina wins AfDB presidency

Nigeria's Akinwunmi Adesina

Nigeria’s agriculture minister, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has been elected president of the African Development Bank, according to reports from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His election came at the annual general meeting of the bank. Adesina edged out seven other contenders for the top job. His election will come as good news for outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan […]

Jack warner, many FIFA executives arrested in Switzerland

Jack Warner: arrested

*The FIFA executives will be extradited to the US for corruption charges In an early morning raid, Swiss authorities today arrested no fewer than 12 top FIFA officials. They are to be extradited to the United States to face corruption charges, money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud They were arrested at the baur au Lac […]

Nigeria back in 1983

Buhari, Osinbajo: big tasks ahead

Bayo Onanuga Nigeria’s Vice-President elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo could well have been playing General Sani Abacha’s role, the dark-goggled army officer who announced the coup that toppled Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s regime at the end of 1983, when Osinbajo addressed a policy forum of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja last week. He told the stunned […]

Buruji Kashamu in no-show in Lagos, lawyers mount legal hurdles

Buruji Kashamu

Akin Kuponiyi/Judiciary correspondent It was like waiting for Godot in Lagos today as the much expected legal battle to extradite to the United States Ogun state senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu failed to materialise. Kashamu himself was not brought to court, despite the statement by the NDLEA at the weekend that it would procure a proper arrest […]

Cameron’s party wins outright majority, stays as PM

Cameron, with wife Samantha waves to  the British voters

With only 20 seats left to be declared in Britain’s parliamentary elections Thursday, the Conservatives have emerged the clear largest party in the United Kingdom, with Prime Minister David Cameron set to remain prime minister, without requiring the support of Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats. Of the seats declared by 9.00 am today, the Conservatives have […]

Soyinka guns for Oxford poetry professor post

Prof Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel laureate leads a three-horse race for the position of Oxford professor of poetry, a 300-year-old elected post which is seen as the top academic poetry role in the United Kingdom. The Guardian of London said Soyinka, with more than 90 nominations, has a strong support to win the seat, held […]

Nigeria provokes South Africa’s anger after envoys recall

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

*Pretoria reminds Nigeria of its serious security shortcomings *Boko Haram insurgency and kidnap of Chibok girls The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria’s decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people. “We are not sure which actions or behaviour […]


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