Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of Sokoto (video)

Sir Ahmadu BelloKBE (June 12, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerianpolitician who was the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region. He also held the title of Sardauna of Sokoto. Bello and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa were major figures in Northern Nigeria pre-independence politics and both men played major roles in negotiations …

British Airways SACKS stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant – Mailonline

British Airways sacks stewardess behind racist rant against Nigerian passengers Joanne Wickenden sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night The 23-year-old said today that she was set up by a BA colleague who recorded her and shared the clip In a statement …

Edikaikong Soup: How To Make Nutritious Edikaikong Soup – versatileblog.com.ng

Edikaikong soup is a mouth watering nutritious vegetable soup, native to the Efiks of Cross River and Akwa Ibom states in Nigeria and one of their most richest and popular soup recipe. This delicious soup edikaikong is made with a generous amount of proteinous ingredients which makes it rich in taste and flavour. Edikaikong is …

Biafra and the burden of a warrior nation – The Nigerian Guardian

Nnamdi Kanu When the last Biafran War ended in 1970, Nnamdi Kanu, the founder and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was barely three. Whatever he may have known about the war he must have acquired from his parents, his peers, senior people who experienced the war first hand and from reading and …

Fayose challenges Lai Mohammed to name looters sponsoring IPOB – Premium Times

Editorial Before all our eyes and ears Lai Mohammed is metamorphosing into Comical Ali the framed Iraq spokesman during the second Iraq war. Lia also known and ill famously called Lie Mohammed is becoming bombastic in his alternative facts narratives. People like him and like Fayose must be held accountable for their statements. Ayodele Fayose, …

Food prices fall in Asaba – The Nigerian Observer

Asaba -Prices of staple food, including garri, yam and potatoes, have decreased in Asaba and environs, a market survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has shown. Buyers at the Ogbe Ogonogo Market, on Sunday, expressed happiness over the situation as the food dealers attributed the price fall to the reduction in the cost …

The Police is Your Friend By Pius Adesanmi

(This is a long read. I plead guilty. I humbly ask for one hour of your time to come along with me.) There are two research questions I have to start asking Nigerians who were at least 40-years-old between 1960 and 1970: what was your police experience? What was your perception of the sociology of …

Dancing Senator at church (video)

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, whose love for dancing made headlines during his campaign, has been seen in a video, singing, and dancing at a church believed to be in the US. The lawmaker led the congregation in Yoruba and Igbo choruses as he moved from one end of the church to the other. …

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria – News agencies

18 September 2017 At least 15 people were killed on Monday when two female suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeastern Nigeria. A rescue worker said the first blast happened at 11:10am local time (10:10 GMT) in Mashalari village of the Konduga area, about 40km from Borno state capital Maiduguri. "[It] killed 15 people …

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions – Chatham House Report

That corruption is a destructive and complex practice is openly acknowledged in Nigeria, yet it remains ubiquitous in the functioning of society and economic life. Acts of diversion of federal and state revenue, business and investment capital, and foreign aid, as well as the personal incomes of Nigerian citizens, contribute to a hollowing out of …

Outside view of Nigeria – BBC

BBC's Martin Patience is leaving Nigeria after 2 years. listen to a recap of his lessons learned in a version of the 'From Our Own Correspondent' Below is a transcribed excerpt of his version. ''Nigeria is truly the maddest place I have ever had the pleasure of living in. It’s a country that constantly feels …

Truth about US report on Boko Haram – The Punch Newspaper

The United States’ latest report on the state of the anti-terror war in Nigeria bears a strikingly true reflection of the current situation in the country, though the focus was on last year. It is a story of the resurgence of a deadly group that was once driven to the fringes, but is now bouncing …

‘Weak institutions, poor policies bane of nation”s economic growth’ — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

guardian nigeria newspaperUtomi, Soludo claim Nigeria recession is self inflictingA PROFESSOR of political economy, Pat Utomi, on Wednesday, said weak institutions had posed a significant drag on the nation’s economic growth stressing the need to fast track the diversification programme.This was just as the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigerian, Prof Charles Soludo …

The fertile world of Nigerian patois – The Economist

Urban Nigerians speak a fantastic blend of languagesUrban Nigerians speak a fantastic blend of languagesNO COMPLIMENT was too flowery at the launch in May of “Antidotes for Corruption”, a book by Dino Melaye, a Nigerian senator who has fended off numerous allegations of graft. “What is being launched today is, ipso facto, a new potent …

Nigeria’s Senate has voted to reduced age limits for presidential and governorship candidates — Yomi Kazeem Quartz

Nigeria’s next general elections might still be two years away but there’s already a good reason for young citizens to be excited.In a session today (July 26), the Nigerian senate voted to lower the age limit for contesting for elections for the offices of state governors and president. The age limit for candidates for president …

Lagos has 4 billionaires, 360 multi-millionaires, 6,800 millionaires •Ranks 4th wealthiest in Africa: From The Tribune

Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria has been ranked the fourth wealthiest city in Africa.With no other Nigerian cities listed in the ten-city fortune club, the nation’s commercial nerve-centre automatically clinches the wealthiest spot among Nigerian major cities.In a report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, Lagos, considered to be home to US$120 billion …

Magu By Obi Nwakanma of Vanguard Newspapers 

In Taoism, the word “Magu” means something quite powerful: the transcendent and immortal divinity of life, who protects the sacred order of the universe, and the female principle. It is like “Ala” – the female goddess of the earth and protector of life and the sanctified in the Igbo aetiological systems. On the other hand, …

Missing President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari receives visit from his deputy. Why now? – Conor Gaffey of Newsweek

For a short time this week, Nigeria—one of the world’s most populous countries and Africa’s biggest economy—was leaderless. The current president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been off grid for more than two months since stealing away to London on May 7 to receive treatment for a mystery ailment. He has not been seen publicly (and has …

EDO STATE COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR DIFFERENT MINISTRIES 

1. Haija Abubakar Mariam (Budget) 2. Hon. Joseph Ughoeke (solid minerals, Oil and gas). 3. Emmanuel Agbale (Science and Technology)  4. Reginald Okun (Environment and Sustainability) 5. Engr.Osahon Abraham (Work & Transport)  6. Prince Yekini Idiaye ( Energy & water resources)  7. Hon. John Inegbedion (Finance)  8. Barr. Usoh ( Employment)  9. Prof. Omorogbe (Justice …

A nation without leaders by Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos

“Gracious God, grant that our leaders become wise, and the wise become our leaders. “But it would be irresponsible fideism to simply pray and fold our arms. Those who pray must think, and, having sought and obtained answers to right questions, they must act intelligently,” Vanguard reported the 81-year-old as saying. “It has become inescapable …

Otunba Ademola Adeleke, the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke for whose replacement the election was held, dances to victory. He beat the APC candidate, Senator Mudashir Hussein.

​​ ​ When Senator Isiaka Adeleke from Osun state and APC senator died, the search for his replacement started in ernest.  His younger brother, Otunba Ademola Adeleke felt entitled to fill the vacancy. But he had a higher opinion of himself than his colleagues within the APC who opined that he was not a serious …

2015 elections

The Nigerian nation is hungry for something. Betterment of our lives, realisation of our potential as a great nation, providing guiding light to other African nations in particular and to the black race in general. When other races and nations are being nasty to us, we intone, it's not your fault. If only Nigeria can …