Fulani leaders ask herdsmen to boycott anti-grazing bill hearing

Cattlemen killed 1,878 in Benue, says Ortom The national body of the Fulani, known as Kawtal Fulbe-Nigeria, has directed all its members nationwide, especially the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders, to boycott the ongoing public hearing...

Mexico shootout leaves at least 15 dead

At least 15 people died Wednesday in a huge shootout between police and two rival drug gangs in northern Mexico, authorities said. The pre-dawn battle near the remote town of Las Varas started as a...

Reps to invite Jonathan over $1.3 billion Malabu oil deal

  • Court to hear Patience Jonathan appeal July 12 The House of Representatives would invite former President Goodluck Jonathan to testify on his role in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence, OPL 245, to Malabu...

‘Nigeria to witness more unrest, hardship in next five years’

Fractious political scene, uncertainty over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, violent unrest and severe economic difficulties will remain sources of instability in Nigeria in the next five years, the latest five-year outlook by...

Osinbajo’s comments on confirmation of appointments not FEC’s decision, says AGF

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has distanced the Federal Executive Council (FEC), from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s recent comments wherein he challenged the powers of the Senate...

Pastor wins race to be Vanuatu’s new president

Vanuatu elected a pastor as its new president Thursday as the tiny pacific nation eyes continued “moral leadership” following the sudden death of its former head of state last month, local media said. Tallis Obed...

Resign if you can’t cope, Senate tells Fashola

Probes NPA over alleged $3b fraud The Senate Committee on Appropriation yesterday asked the Works, Power and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to resign if he could not cope with the responsibilities of his ministry. After...

Leaders endorse Buhari to champion anti-corruption in AU

By Ekemini Ladejobi African Leaders on Tuesday unanimously endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to champion the fight against corruption in the African Union. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the endorsement came at the end of the...

Bear with me if I become a dictator to take action – Zambia’s president

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has expressed the desire to take stringent action against suspected arsonists behind market fires in the capital city Lusaka. He said upon arrival from the African Union Heads of States Summit...

Ghana: At least 14 miners missing in collapsed pit

At least 14 people were missing and feared dead after an illegal gold mine in western Ghana in which they were working collapsed, police said on Tuesday. Five people escaped unhurt from the pit in...

Egypt passes law creating an electoral commission effective 2024

- Ismail Akwei The Egyptian parliament has passed a law on Tuesday that phases out the judicial supervision of elections by 2024 and creates the National Electoral Commission that will be responsible for all elections. The National...

Missile Launch: U.S. urges global action against N/Korea

By Prudence Arobani The U.S. has strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, calling for global action to stop the country from developing nuclear capability. The U.S. Secretary of State...

North Korea now threat to the World – U.S.

By Prudence Arobani The U.S. has strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, calling for global action to stop the country from developing nuclear capability. The U.S. Secretary of State...

A/Ibom gets ultimatum on N-Power deployment

By Donald Ugwu The Federal Government has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Akwa Ibom government to fully deploy N-Power volunteers or lose its slots to other states. Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to...