Not His Father’s Saudi Arabia The Khashoggi Affair Reveals the Recklessness of MBS By Daniel Benjamin

Since the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a rapt global audience has followed in real time a spectacle usually reserved for the most senior levels of government: the fashioning of an exculpatory fig leaf for an atrocity. That work is almost done. Saudi Arabia appears on the verge of getting its story straight, …

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Down memory lane – Bata’s Tilbury influence

Editorial The name of Bata is now part of the Yoruba language as Bata is the word for shoe This week’s trip Down Memory Lane takes a look at Batas and its long history in the area. In 1930 Thomas Bata completed the purchase of farm land just north of the old village of East …

Nigerian Edirin Okoloko was sworn in as a Judge in the state of Washington. (Video)

A United state governor, Jay Inslee governor of Washington state, has appointed a Nigerian man Edirin Okoloko, as judge as the Snohomish County Superior Court. “Edirin has a clear dedication to the legal profession and a successful history of bringing justice to some of our state’s most vulnerable crime victims,” Inslee said. “He will be …

‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team Michael Lewis

Chris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February 2016 and thrown what support he had behind Donald Trump. In late April, he saw the article. It described meetings between representatives of the remaining candidates …

BREAKING: How 5 DSS operatives helped Nnamdi Kanu to escape to Ghana through Bayelsa

Sources have confirmed to LeadersNG that the exiled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, which advocates a sovereign state for the Igbo speaking people of Nigeria as well as those from the south-south region of Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu was helped to escape Nigeria about 13 months ago by 5 operatives of Nigeria’s secret Police …

You should not do any of these while visiting the Oba’s palace in Benin

The Oba's palace in Benin is one of the most popular attractions in Africa. The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin is the most prestigious sites in Benin and one of the top things to see when in Benin City, Edo state. It is one of the most famous Royal Houses in the whole …

N15,000 bribe delays release of defendant weeks after magistrate’s approval by Afeez Hanafi

About four weeks after his bail was approved by a magistrate’s court sitting in Agbara, Ogun State, 38-year-old Ayodeji Muhammed, is languishing in Ilaro prison because his wife could not raise N15,000 bribe allegedly demanded by the court orderly, a policeman. The money, our correspondent learnt, was reportedly meant for transport fare and other “logistics” …

Naturalising as a British citizen: the lawful residence requirement By Colin Yeo

Credit: Jim Larrison on Flickr An adult who is not a British citizen can apply to become one. This process is known as naturalisation. People will normally be eligible to apply for naturalisation under section 6 of the British Nationality Act 1981 if they meet certain requirements. These include residence requirements. The basic residence requirement is that …

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB leader resurfaces in Jerusalem after 1 year

Editorial Kanu was on bail when he disappeared. He has resurfaced in Israel. This is a matter for INTERPOL and the British law enforcement agencies as Kanu travels on a British passport and in breach of bail conditions from a legitimate source, the Nigerian government. The discussions should also centre on the abject shortcoming of …

Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries? By Larry Madowo BBC Africa Business Editor

Getty Images Many African travellers say visas and transport on the continent are too complex and expensive Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport. Many European nationals, meanwhile, waltz into most Africans countries visa-free. African nations were supposed to scrap visa requirements …