5 men in court for allegedly obstructing media work

By Ramatu Garba A  Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday remanded five men in prison for allegedly disturbing and obstructing NTA journalists from discharging their professional duties. The accused persons are Abba Abdullahi, 32,...

Lagos 5th top destination of Fortune 500 companies

Lagos is the fifth leading destination of Fortune 500 companies within the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report released today by Infomineo (www.Infomineo.com), a global business research company specialising in the region. Lagos...

Gunmen kidnap trader in Niger, demand N1m

By Aminu Ahmed Garko Eight gunmen on Sunday kidnapped a Trader, Alhaji Nuhu Isa, in Lambata village of Gurara Local Government Area of Niger. The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in...

UN raises concern over rising tensions in North Korea

By Prudence Arobani The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday expressed concerns on the rising tensions over North Korea in recent weeks. The Spokesperson to the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, at a briefing, called on all...

Wenger springs a surprise at Middlesbrough

Under fire Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger  sprang a surprise in the away match against Middlesbrough, by opting for a back three for the first time since his early days in charge in 1996. Well, his...

Monarch bans divorce

Swaziland King Mswati III has issued a decree at his Easter meeting with local pastors at the Engabezweni Royal Residence banning divorce in the southern African nation. Africa Review quoted the Times of Swaziland newspaper...

Delta Police gun down “Tompolo”

By Edeki Igafe The Delta police command on Monday said its operatives had killed a notorious suspected armed robber simply known as “Tompolo” . The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the...

Dangote, Elumelu, Lopes: How Africa can be transformed

By CARLOS LOPES, ALIKO DANGOTE &TONY ELUMELU Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve...

Treasury looters keep money in forests, graveyard

By Rotimi Ijikanmi The Federal Government says its anti corruption agencies have been inundated with information on how treasury  looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, deep forests and graveyard. The Minister of Information...

US military sends ground troops to Somalia

The U.S. military has authorised that an additional 40 ground troops be deployed in Somalia, the largest presence in the African country since the 1993 fiasco known as Black Hawk Down. The Pentagon said 40 soldiers from...

China set to launch cargo spacecraft

China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is scheduled to be launched into space between April 20 and 24, according to the office of China’s manned space program. The team responsible for the power system arrived at...

Umahi reconciles with estranged political ally

By Chukwuemeka Opara Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Sunday evening reconciled with his estranged major political ally in the state, Chief Julius Amah-Orji, popularly known as ‘Ochiliozuo’ (He who caters for the people en...

Gunmen kill Akwa Ibom LG Secretary

By Isaiah Eka Four unidentified gunmen have killed the newly sworn-in Ukanafun Local Government Council Secretary in Akwa Ibom, Mr Ime Atakpa. Atakpa was shot when he was in his farm in his backyard at Ukanafun...

FBI offers just $1000 to whistleblower on wanted Nigerian

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has offered a paltry $1000 reward to whistleblowers who can offer information to arrest a Nigerian New Yorker, 32 year-old Kelechi Declan James. The agency has declared...