Niger Coup: ECOWAS Deploying Back-Channel Strategies To Avoid Bloodshed – Tinubu

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is deploying back-channel strategies to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic. The regional bloc, while trying to avoid bloodshed in the West African nation, would also explore diplomatic interventions. This was disclosed on Friday by President Bola Tinubu who received the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs […]

Nigerians resumes flight operations as UAE lifts visa ban

The United Arab Emirates, on Monday, lifted its months-long visa ban on Nigerians. Consequently, Etihad and Emirates Airlines will resume flight operations in Nigeria immediately. “President Bola Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday in Abu Dhabi, have finalised a historic agreement, which has resulted in the […]

FG assures refugees, migrants safe home return by 2024

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu has disclosed the federal government’s readiness to return refugees and migrants to their various homes by 2024. She said structures must be put in place to repatriate and reintegrate the internally displaced persons back into their communities. The minister said this in Maiduguri, Borno State […]

2023 Headies Awards: Rema, Burna Boy, Davido, Asake, others win big [Full List]

The 16th Headies Awards was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, USA, on Sunday amid pomp and pageantry. The event, tagged “Celebrating African Renaissance,” was hosted by Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro and American media personality, Terrence J. Odumodublvck, Young Jonn, Wande Coal, Kcee, Black Sherif, Asake and others thrilled the audience […]

Coup leader sworn in as interim president in Gabon

Gabonese General, Brice Oligui Nguema, who last week led a coup ending 55 years of rule by the Bongo dynasty, was sworn in on Monday as interim president, AFP journalists saw. Oligui, head of the elite Republican Guard, led officers in a coup on Wednesday against President Ali Bongo Ondimba, scion of a family that […]

Tinubu declares support to supply eyeglasses to 5million needy Nigerians

President Bola Tinubu, on Friday, September 1, declared his support for a partnership between the Federal Ministry of Health’s National Eye Health Programme and the Peek Vision Foundation to provide more than 5 million pairs of eyeglasses to Nigerians with sight impairments. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, […]

Why Igbo apprenticeship is world’s ‘largest business incubator system’

A Professor of Marketing at the Lagos Business School in Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos State, Ogechi Adeola, has explained why the Igbo apprenticeship is the largest business incubator system in the world. Adeola, who is the Head of the Department Marketing, Operations and Information Systems at the LBS, while speaking at the 15th Inaugural Lecture of […]

70 die in South Africa building fire

A fire that engulfed a five-storey building killed more than 70 people including children in central Johannesburg on Thursday, the South African city’s emergency services said. Another 52 were injured, some suffering from smoke inhalation, and were taken for treatment at local hospitals, Emergency Management Services spokesman, Robert Mulaudzi, said. “We have now 73 fatalities […]

Rwanda retires 12 generals, Cameroon reshuffles officers in response to Niger coup

The Rwandan and Cameroonian governments have reshuffled their military in what is believed to be a reaction to the recent coups in Niger and Gabon. According to a Rwandan national newspaper, News Times, the Federal Government approved the retirement of 12 generals and several officers. The publication stated that the retirements were announced on Wednesday, […]

Military option will be the last choice for ECOWAS in Niger coup– Tinubu

Tinubu orders security agencies to crush oil theft

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday, August 31, assured those intervening in the political crisis in Niger Republic that the military option would come last for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) after all diplomatic options must have been exhausted. Receiving the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs led by the Sultan of Sokoto, […]