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The Rage of Fury in Nigeria by Taiwo Rotimi

Part 1 Where are we going in Nigeria? Everybody is full of anger and anxiety for one another Ready to be inflicted like a plague on anybody or anything When did we get to this state in our nation building? How did we get this far? Why do we allow this to continue? What can […]

Controversies as Oba of Lagos snubs Ooni

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi A video clip apparently showing the traditional ruler of Lagos snubbing the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people has caused controversy in Nigeria. In the footage, the 73-year-old Oba (king) of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, appears to rebuff the greetings of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at […]

Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka throws away green card after Donald Trump win

The Nobel-prize winning author Wole Soyinka has thrown away his green card in protest of Donald Trump’s presidency. Soyinka, who hails from Nigeria, became the first African to win the Nobel prize for literature in 1986. He has resided in the US for more than 20 years and is a regular teacher at prestigious universities […]

US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

US singer Bob Dylan (L) performing at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. US songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on October 13, 2016, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that surprised prize watchers. / AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA American music legend Bob Dylan on […]

Tutu celebrates 85th birthday at a Cape Town cathedral

South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu is pictured during a tea party held to mark his 85th birthday on October 7, 2016 in Cape Town. / AFP PHOTO / Rodger Bosch South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday Friday presiding over eucharist at his […]

Hurricane Matthew kills 339 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew kills 339 in Haiti ON OCTOBER 7, 201611:11 AMIN NEWSCOMMENTS The number of people killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti has risen to over 300, according to a tally by Reuters. The deaths came mainly in villages making contact with the outside world days after the cyclone ripped through the impoverished nation’s picturesque western […]

Lagos graduates 5,951 skill acquisition trainees

 Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said only those who are resilient, determined, hardworking and innovative succeed in life. He spoke at a ceremony for Year 2014 Graduates of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation’s Skills Acquisition Centres held at De Blue Roof, LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja. Some 5,951 men and women were […]

International News

Atiku returns to PDP
Atiku returns to PDP

Former Nigeria’s Vice President Atiku Abubakar has announced his defection to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). Atiku who resigned from the APC last week declared that the crisis that

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World Cup 2018 – which teams have already qualified?
World Cup 2018 – which teams have already qualified?

  Germany are the defending world champions, having beaten Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 final The final round of World Cup qualifying is taking place, and 14 countries are already assured

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INEC announces dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections, deploys 6,200 card readers for Anambra
INEC announces dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections, deploys 6,200 card readers for Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday fixed July 14 and September 22, 2018 for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states.Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the National Commissioner, Prince Solomon

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