Captain of Nigerian private jet ordered to leave country after flying to Bournemouth Airport

A Nigerian airline says it could pull its business out of the UK after one of its pilots was arrested by immigration officials on suspicion of being a stowaway and threatened with deportation. Max Air, which is based in Nigeria, condemned the move by border staff at Bournemouth International Airport as an example of the Home …

Life and times of late Shehu Shagari in photos Oluwatobi Bolashodunan

Former President Shehu Shagari, on Friday, December 28, died at the age of 93 at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness. He was the first and only president of Nigeria’s Second Republic after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government. The former president, who was in power between October 1, …

Christmas dinner: When turkey comes with Chinese noodles or jollof rice By Meabh Ritchie Newsbeat social media producer

Getty / Akin Wright Akin says his typical Christmas dinner would be chicken and jollof rice For Akin Wright, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a side of jollof rice. "I know in TV and films there's always turkey for Christmas dinner," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. "But my family only started having turkey a couple …

The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills By Linda Pressly BBC News, Lagos

In Nigeria, very few medical services are free of charge, and if you can't pay your hospital bill you may not be allowed to leave. Who will help? In this deeply religious society, many stranded patients hope for divine intervention. Zeal Akaraiwai does not have the wings of an angel - he has a sleek …

Great art should stay in museums, not be returned to where it was made by TIFFANY JENKINS

While on a walking tour of England in 1782, the German, Carl Philip Moritz, wandered through the British Museum and was astonished — by the exhibits but also the clientele. It was humming with people, “of all classes and both sexes, including some of the lowest classes; for, since the Museum is the property of …

Profile of General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yamma Gowon

General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yamma Gowon was born on October 19, 1934 in Lur, Kanke Local Government area of Plateau state, Nigeria. He was the fifth of eleven children and grew up in Zaria, Kaduna where he had his early life and education. His parents, Nde Yohanna and Matwork Kurnyang were early converts to Christianity and …

‘Why judges are referred in male gender in Nigeria’ by Unini Chioma

The Director of Information of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Soji Oye has explained why male and female judges are mentioned in the male gender. Females on the bench from Magistrates, judges of High Courts and justices in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are usually represented as males in nouns, adjectives and pronouns. …

The photographer taking the Twitter war to Trump

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his portraits of Obama into spiky ripostes to the tweet-happy current president Pete Souza Inauguration Day 2017 was an emotional day. I had spent eight years visually documenting President Barack Obama’s time in office as his chief official White House photographer, and I was exhausted. I looked …