South Africa’s Zuma forms team to resolve university fee crisis

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has formed a ministerial team to help bring an end to weeks of clashes at university campuses between police and students demanding free education, the presidency said on Tuesday. The...

Ethiopian PM says police do not use violence against protesters

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Tuesday that police had not used violent tactics against protesters and the government would investigate such incidents, speaking during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ethiopia has...

Crackdown on judges: Judges are corrupted by senior lawyers – Sagay

By Clifford Ndujihe, Vincent Ujumadu, Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Bartholomew Madukwe, Chioma Onuegbu & Anozie Egole ABUJA— Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, described the arrest and detention of two Justices of...

#DayoftheGirl: World stands still for the girlchild

11th October 2016 is International Day of the Girl. The day focuses girl’s rights around the world and in many cases, their lack of rights. The UN’s theme for the day is ‘Girls’ Progress =...

Blackout hits Lagos communities

  Residents of Ikotun, Igando, Ijegun and Isheri Osun in Lagos have been in blackout for about a month due to breakdown of the Ejigbo Transmission Station. The blackout has crippled economic activities in the Lagos...

South African finance minister to be prosecuted for fraud

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will be prosecuted for fraud, officials said Tuesday, in a move that sent the rand tumbling over concerns about political rivalry and the country’s fragile economy. Gordhan was appointed...

Monopoly: Lagos set to make Guinness Book of Records

Lagos State is on the verge of making the Guinness Book of World Records via sports having successfully hosted the biggest ever Monopoly tournament. The competition, tagged “City of Lagos Monopoly’’ was organised by the...

EU condemns assassination of opposition negotiator in Mozambique peace talks

Ismail Akwei The European Union has condemned the assassination of Mozambique opposition party Renamo’s representative in the peace talks to allow decentralisation of power in the country. 55-year-old Jeremias Pondeca was shot dead by unknown assailants...

France should be tried for genocide not Rwanda – Kagame fires at hint of...

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has responded to hints by French investigators to reopen investigations into the death of former leader Juvenal Habyarimana. The downing of Mr Habyarimana’s plane over two decades back...

13 aspirants kicked out from Ghana’s presidential election race

Ismail Akwei Ghana’s electoral commission has disqualified thirteen out of the seventeen presidential hopefuls who filed to run for the election in 2016. Among the disqualified candidates on Monday are two-time aspirant and businessman Papa Kwesi...

Kidnappers of Lagos pupils give families 48-hour ultimatum

As four pupils, a teacher and a vice-principal of Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos State, spend five days in captivity, the kidnappers have given their families 48 hours to pay the ransoms...

Economic growth depends on patronage of Nigeria-made products — Buhari

Stanley Opara President Muhammadu Buhari has said his greatest desire is to guide Nigeria to become an export-led economy. According to him, there is no way to achieve this without building the right economic foundation of...

Is DSS right to invade judges’ homes?

The invasion is unconstitutional. The assault on the premises of the judges is unconstitutional. By the action, the Department of State Services is usurping the functions of the National Judicial Council which is constitutionally...

NYSC denies plans to slash corps members allowance from N19,800 to N14, 800

The Management of the NYSC has debunked reports on Social media that it was planning to slash corps members' allowance by 25%. The scheme debunked the reports in a statement released via its Facebook...