Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

21 September 2017
Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country....

Finally, here’s why Kenya Supreme Court nullified presidential poll

21 September 2017
Finally, here’s why Kenya Supreme Court nullified presidential poll

Kenya's Supreme Court said Wednesday it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election largely because the electoral commission refused to allow an investigation of its computerized system that transmitted results. The court...

Olubadan sues Ajimobi, 23 others over 21 news kings

21 September 2017
Olubadan sues Ajimobi, 23 others over 21 news kings

Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued Oyo State Governor, Mr Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others, for their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on...

Name ‘treasury looters’ sponsoring IPOB, Fayose challenges Lai Mohammed

20 September 2017
Name ‘treasury looters’ sponsoring IPOB, Fayose challenges Lai Mohammed

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, to name those “treasury looters” that he claimed were sponsoring Indigenous People of...

Global differences abound as leaders address UN

20 September 2017
Global differences abound as leaders address UN

This year's U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France's president urged world leaders to...

Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

20 September 2017
Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary said Tuesday, as ruling party supporters...

Saraki under attack for saying IPOB ban illegal

19 September 2017
Saraki under attack for saying IPOB ban illegal

Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, has said the declaration by Nigerian military that Indigenous People of Biafra is a terrorist organisation is unconstitutional. He also said the ban placed on...

Northern govs meet Buhari over IPOB

18 September 2017
Northern govs meet Buhari over IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with a representation of the Northern State Governors Forum at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was attended by chairman of the...

APC accuses Fayose of funding IPOB

18 September 2017
APC accuses Fayose of funding IPOB

On the day the federal government accused disgruntled politicians of sponsoring the separatist group, IPOB, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has accused the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, of...

Military, IPOB face-off: Fayose urges caution, calls for dialogue

17 September 2017
Military, IPOB face-off: Fayose urges caution, calls for dialogue

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has once again called on the federal government to handle the agitation of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with caution and allow leaders of...

Germany's Merkel: flexible in politics, modest in private

17 September 2017
Germany's Merkel: flexible in politics, modest in private

She's been named the world's most powerful woman, seen off a series of domestic rivals and led an unsentimental response to Europe's debt crisis. But to many Germans, Chancellor Angela...

Military declares IPOB terrorist organisation

16 September 2017
Military declares IPOB terrorist organisation

Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday declared Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IBOP) as a militant terrorist organization. Defence spokesman, Major General John Enenche, earlier said in a statement that the group which...

We’re not terrorists - IPOB

16 September 2017
We’re not terrorists - IPOB

Indigenous People of Biafra yesterday faulted its declaration by the Defence Headquarters as a terrorist organisation. In a phone interview, the group said it is a non-violent movement and that...

South-East govs ban IPOB, say Anambra election must hold

16 September 2017
South-East govs ban IPOB, say Anambra election must hold

Following their emergency meeting with the Nigerian army’s GOC, 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Abubakar Adamu, South-East governors have, Friday evening, proscribed activities of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in...

IPOB: Negotiation, not 'heavy boot', is the answer, Obasanjo tells Buhari

16 September 2017
IPOB: Negotiation, not 'heavy boot', is the answer, Obasanjo tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, to curb the secessionist agitations instead of the...

Reach out to ex-presidents, govs, Jonathan advises Buhari on IPOB

16 September 2017
Reach out to ex-presidents, govs, Jonathan advises Buhari on IPOB

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to summon a Council of State meeting to advise him on the crisis in the South-East. The Council of State is...

Wike warns IPOB, says Rivers people not part of separatist movement

16 September 2017
Wike warns IPOB, says Rivers people not part of separatist movement

Rivers State government will not tolerate any attack on other Nigerians living in the state by members of the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra, IPOB, or any other group, Governor Nyesom...

Rise above pettiness, presidency advises Ezekwesili

15 September 2017
Rise above pettiness, presidency advises Ezekwesili

The presidency has advised the Co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls Group, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, to demonstrate a great sense of responsibility in the face of national security challenges posed by the...

2019: APC NWC grills 'Mama Taraba' over pro-Atiku comment

15 September 2017
2019: APC NWC grills 'Mama Taraba' over pro-Atiku comment

Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Aisha Alhassan, was on Thursday grilled for about two hours by National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress. Alhassan was invited by the party leadership...

Nnamdi Kanu cancels meeting with south east govs, says re-considering ‘non-violent’ struggle

14 September 2017
Nnamdi Kanu cancels meeting with south east govs, says re-considering ‘non-violent’ struggle

Leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday announced his group would re-consider its “non-violent” separatist struggle amid military operation in Nigeria’s Southeast. “On Friday the 15th...

APC, PDP, ACF, others call for calm, restraint in S’East

14 September 2017
APC, PDP, ACF, others call for calm, restraint in S’East

Following violent clashes this week between the military and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia and Rivers States, All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and...

Stop being tribal leader, Ezekwesili blasts Buhari

14 September 2017
Stop being tribal leader, Ezekwesili blasts Buhari

A former Minister of Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop being a sectional leader and take the moral high ground. Ezekwesili, who supported Buhari during...

Restructuring: Northern govs, traditional rulers to hold town hall meetings

14 September 2017
Restructuring: Northern govs, traditional rulers to hold town hall meetings

The committee set up by the Northern Governors Forum and the Northern Traditional Rulers Council to aggregate the views of Northerners on the restructuring debate will hold public hearings in...

IPOB – Military violence: Senate caucus condemns Nigerian Army

13 September 2017
IPOB – Military violence: Senate caucus condemns Nigerian Army

The military operation – codenamed Operation Python Dance – in Nigeria’s South-east has been criticised as ill-conceived and anti-rights by the senators representing the region. In a statement on Tuesday,...

Olubadan review: Ajimobi's Obas are wearing mere 'carton crowns' - Olubadan

13 September 2017
Olubadan review: Ajimobi's Obas are wearing mere 'carton crowns' - Olubadan

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan An end may not be in sight to the controversy on the Olubadan Chieftaincy review as the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Tuesday described the...

What Happened: The long list of who Hillary Clinton blames

13 September 2017
What Happened: The long list of who Hillary Clinton blames

The beauty of Hillary Clinton's new book title, What Happened, is it can be interpreted in so many ways. Perhaps it's a definitive account of the 2016 presidential election. "Here's...

Debate on second term for Buhari disgusting – Soyinka

12 September 2017
Debate on second term for Buhari disgusting – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday, in Lagos, expressed disgust with emerging debates on re-election by some politicians in the country. Some northern governors on the platform of All...

South-East govs, Ohanaeze, others flay Operation Python Dance, clash at Kanu’s home

12 September 2017
South-East govs, Ohanaeze, others flay Operation Python Dance, clash at Kanu’s home

An avalanche of reaction, yesterday, trailed soldiers clash with members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at the Umuahia country home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, which left many people...

Why court ordered continuation of Dino Melaye’s recall

12 September 2017
Why court ordered continuation of Dino Melaye’s recall

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday dismissed an application filed by a senator, Dino Melaye, against his planned recall. Mr. Melaye had approached the court in...

Around one million rally for Catalan independence from Spain

12 September 2017
Around one million rally for Catalan independence from Spain

Around one million Catalans rallied in Barcelona on Monday, waving red and yellow striped flags and banging drums, in a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to block...

Atiku to Buhari: Fulfill your promise to Nigerians on security

11 September 2017
Atiku to Buhari: Fulfill your promise to Nigerians on security

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration to fulfil its promise to Nigerians to make them feel safe again. Atiku, who is also...

Why Buhari may not sack minister loyal to Atiku

11 September 2017
Why Buhari may not sack minister loyal to Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari may not sack Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Aisha Alhassan despite calls for her to get the push following her comments, a source said yesterday. Alhassan shocked...

2019: APC Northern govs back Buhari for second term, others say 'no'

10 September 2017
2019: APC Northern govs back Buhari for second term, others say 'no'

Governors from northern states of the country who are members of All Progressives Congress on Saturday said nothing would stop President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2019 election. Governor Ibikunle...

2019: ‎Osinbajo disowns group asking him to run for president

10 September 2017
2019: ‎Osinbajo disowns group asking him to run for president

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday issued a disclaimer on a political group that is pushing for him to run in the 2019 presidential election. The group, which remains largely...

Mama Taraba is on her own, Buhari’s supporters will ensure he runs in 2019 – El-Rufai

09 September 2017
Mama Taraba is on her own, Buhari’s supporters will ensure he runs in 2019 – El-Rufai

Some politicians, including ‘ministers and governors’ under the banner, ‘Buharists’ are working behind the scene to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari recontests the presidency in 2019, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of...

Uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria without restructuring – Nwodo

09 September 2017
Uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria without restructuring – Nwodo

President General of apex Igbo organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr Nnia Nwodo has raised the alarm that uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria if the clamour for the restructuring of the...

Nigerians mobilised to “Pray For Buhari” accuse organisers of pocketing their pay

09 September 2017
Nigerians mobilised to “Pray For Buhari” accuse organisers of pocketing their pay

Nigerians mobilised to Eagle Square, Abuja, to “pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and the peace of the country” have accused the organisers, National Youth Council of Nigeria, of denying them...

Restructuring: Yoruba leaders insist Nigeria return back to 1960, 1963 constitutions

08 September 2017
Restructuring: Yoruba leaders insist Nigeria return back to 1960, 1963 constitutions

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Prominent Yoruba leaders that include governors, former governors, former ministers, royal fathers, elder statesmen and academicians from the six South West states, Kwara and Kogi states, on...

Buhari, APC used and dumped me - Atiku

08 September 2017
Buhari, APC used and dumped me - Atiku

A former Vice President, Mr Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he had been side-lined by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government which he said he helped into power in 2015. Abubakar’s accusations...

2019: Anxiety in APC over minister’s vow not to support Buhari's re-election

08 September 2017
2019: Anxiety in APC over minister’s vow not to support Buhari's re-election

There is anxiety in All Progressives Congress (APC) over Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Aisha Alhassan’s comment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s yet undeclared plan to run in 2019. The minister...