Ex-ADC: How Aguiyi-Ironsi was marched into the bush, and shot during July 1966 coup by Sani Bello

Sani Bello, former aide-de-camp to Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, ex-military head of state, has shared the details of how his principal was killed during the coup d’etat of July 1966. In an interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, Bello recounted the incidents that took place on the day of the coup. Aguiyi-Ironsi was Nigeria’s first military head of state …

Appointments in government are skewed on basis of nepotism and mediocrity – Obasanjo

President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised an alarm about economic gains the country recorded in the first decade of the century, being reversed by the government in power in the last decade.  Speaking at the 50th anniversary of Federal Government College, Kaduna, Obasanjo stated that the economic situation in the country has increased hardship, insecurity, and affected the …

Nigeria, One Country, Two Justice Systems by Lillian Okenwa

A justice system that allows a man to be sentenced to death for stealing N57,000, while those who looted public treasuries are allowed to walk free, needs a swift overhaul. On January 28, 2013, an Abuja High Court exposed the hypocrisy of the Nigerian justice system when it sentenced one John Yakubu Yusufu, standing trial …

High Court casts doubt on British citizenship of children of EU citizens by Colin Yeo

In a judgment handed down last Friday, the High Court has cast doubt on the British citizenship status of children born in the United Kingdom before 2 October 2000 to EU citizens who did not at that time possess indefinite leave to remain. The case is R (on the application of Roehrig) v Secretary of …

Aristocrat mother on the run with rapist partner was ‘brainwashed’ by Nigerian preacher, friend claims by Joseph Rachman

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon Six-months as a disciple of the late controversial Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua allegedly left the runaway heiress Constance Marten ‘traumatised’ An aristocrat mother who is on the run with her baby and rapist partner was allegedly “brainwashed” by an encounter with a controversial Nigerian preacher, a friend has claimed.  Constance …

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