Wasteful oil search in the North – Punch Editorial Board

President Muhammadu Buhari took a wrong step on assuming office in 2015 when he ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to double up its search for oil in the North. But it appears the wild goose chase is not about to end anytime soon as the President’s top aides are falling over one another to …

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Nigerian women’s bobsled team makes Winter Olympics history – The Giro

Thirty years ago, the Jamaican bobsled team made waves around the world when they entered the Olympic bobsled race and now three women from Nigeria are looking to make history of their own in the event. The women, driver Seun Adigun, brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere have qualified for Pyeongchang 2018. This will be …

Mugabe’s resignation letter in full

President Robert Mugabe President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter was read out by Zimbabwe parliamentary Speaker Jacob Mudenda to lawmakers gathered at a conference centre in Harare to discuss an impeachment motion on Tuesday. It read: State House Harare Zimbabwe 21 November 2017 The Honourable Jacob Mudenda Notice of resignation as President of the Republic of …

Universal Credit – here comes the homelessness By Giles Peaker

Social landlords have been panicking about Universal Credit for a bit, particularly those with experience in the pilot areas. But private landlords have been panicking too, and their panic takes a rather blunter and more immediately brutal form. GAP Property, a large landlord in the Grimsby area, has been staring at the introduction of Universal …

Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe – AFP

Schoolchildren formed this mosaic of Robert Mugabe at independence day celebrations in April in the capital Harare President Robert Mugabe's first public appearance after the military takeover in Zimbabwe will have puzzled some. Here he was at a university graduation ceremony, given the authority to hand students their degrees - almost as if nothing had …

Ex-Vice President Alex Ekwueme Is Dead

Alex Ekwueme Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead. A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00 pm in a London clinic, Sunday. The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the …