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Dr. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, former Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland is dead. She was 66 years old.

Ex-Nigerian ambassador Bolere Ketebu passes on

Dr. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, former Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland is dead. She was 66 years old.

Court upholds South Korean ex-president’s 20-year jail sentence

South Korea’s highest court upheld the 20-year prison sentence of ex-president Park Geun Hye on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump again urged Americans to vote for him as the nation goes to the polls today to decide the next American President between himself and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Donald Trump: the wrecking ball who came to ‘fix’ America

Donald Trump rose to power proposing a simple solution to the United States’ deepest problems: himself.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers government to replace properties destroyed by IPOB members

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers says his administration will replace all the properties allegedly destroyed by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) during the #EndSARS protest in parts of Rivers.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: I never ordered military to kill Igbos in Oyigbo

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he never ordered the military to kill Igbos in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state, describing the allegation as balderdash and politically motivated.

Bauchi NGO advocates special courts to handle cases of gender-based violence

Dr Okafor Emefesi, President of a Bauchi-based non-governmental organisation, Couples Network International (CNI), has advocated the establishment of special courts to handle cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the country.
Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats kick as US Senate confirms Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
#EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos

Senator Tinubu: Contribute toll-gate revenues to shooting victims

Senator Bola Tinubu on Sunday proposed that revenue from the Lekki Toll-Gate should go towards succour for victims of military shooting of October 20.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: CSOs react over President Buhari’s broadcast on protest

The Convener, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, said, “The President left a yawning gap, he refused to douse the tension, he failed to address the country when the whole world was calling on him to do so, as such, Gen. Buhari failed to speak and give the International Community and our foreign partners something to react to.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra guber: Desperate politicians plotting evil against Governor Obiano – official

The Anambra State Government has described the joint protest embarked upon by tipper drivers, ex-councilors and a non-governmental organization known as Recover Nigeria Project, as a calculated attempt to breach the existing public peace in the state, instigate citizens against governnent as well as cause confusion and rancour.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) at an election victory rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 12, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

Coronavirus graft scandals fuel South Africans’ anger with ruling ANC

A spate of corruption scandals during the COVID-19 pandemic has further fuelled some South Africans’ frustration with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party and its failure to tackle graft despite renewed promises from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel: Buruji Kashamu’s last wish was to make peace with everyone

Ex-Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, on Tuesday, said ex-Senator Buruji Kashamu’s late wish was to make peace with everyone including those he disagreed with politically.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Reuben Abati: Senator Kashamu was my mentor

The former spokesperson to President Goodluck Jonathan between 2011 and 2015, Reuben Abati, has spoken of how he was mentored politically by the late Buruji Kashamu.
On Friday evening, chief executive Carrie Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, announced that September elections for the city's legislature would need to be delayed.

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor, CAN disagree over cause of killings

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday disagreed over the cause of killings in Southern Kaduna.

NEDA: N100 billion probe against NEDC politically motivated, will fail

The North East Development Association (NEDA) has said that the N100 billion probe against the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was politically motivated and is bound to fail.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump seeks restraining order against release of John Bolton’s memoir

The application requested the Court for the District of Columbia to hold a hearing on the issue on Friday, several days before the scheduled publication of “The Room Where It Happened” on Monday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Edo, Ondo gubers: Primaries crucial to democracy – Asiwaju Tinubu tells governors

There may be no going back on transparent and democratic primaries for the choice of governorship candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states, it was learnt yesterday.

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Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Ekiti governor’s wife promises more attention to vulnerable children

The Wife of Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, said that she was ready to work with Federal Government to reduce the number of vulnerable children in the state.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency intercepts vehicle with cannabis worth N30 million

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said it intercepted a Golf car carrying cannabis worth over N30 million in Kano.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Top Bundesliga club chase Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is among several strikers on the shopping list of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, according to the authoritative Bild.
The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.

Wukari federal university gets new vice chancellor

The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 1

Kebbi government approves N464 million for women empowerment, others

The Kebbi governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has approved N468.5 million for the execution of projects and empowerment programmes under the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.