Bayelsa’s N177BN Choking Debt By Surv. Furoebi F.S. Akene

Echoes of Development In Bayelsa State: Episode Twelve 12 • The increasing government Debt burden and underdevelopment of Bayelsa State caused By Greed, Nepotism, Ineptitude and Insensitivity of Leadership: A cause for concern. Let me start this episode with these questions; “Bayelsa State will be twenty-four (24) years in ten days’ time, what are we …

Locked up for trying to take his own life, in a country where it’s a crime to attempt suicide By Stephanie Busari, CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Last year Ifeanyi Ugokwe was arrested and locked up for weeks. His crime: he tried to take his own life. After weeks of being hungry and jobless, the 25-year old says he reached breaking point after a security guard pushed him to the ground while he was searching for work at …

OBITUARY: Rawlings, the revolutionary who executed three ex-presidents and was admired in Nigeria

“Our politicians need the Rawlings treatment!” If you ever wondered what some Nigerian activists and commentators meant by that, here is a clue: it is not a medical treatment. It is not a pedicure either. On June 4, 1979, a group of soldiers smuggled Jerry John Rawlings, a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, …

Entry requirements – Nigeria travel advice

From 5 November to 2 December 2020, travelling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education. Different rules apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You must follow all the rules that apply to you. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides …

Fact check: Did Gowon steal ‘Half of CBN’? as British MP claimed (video)

British MP, Tom Tugendhat a former military officer, in a speech in Parliament on Monday attacked Nigerian leaders of corruption. He specifically singled out General Yakubu Gowon of stealing half of Nigeria’s Central Bank of Nigeria, when he moved to the UK on exile after his overthrow on 29 July 1975. Although Tugendhat said a …