African leaders blasted for “health tourism”

African leaders blasted for “health tourism”

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned “health tourism” while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who frequently receives treatment in Singapore, had left the meeting of health ministers when Dr Motsoaledi made the comments. Mr Mugabe’s spokesman has said that the president’s doctor “is not only Zimbabwean, he is actually black… He is very, very, very black”. George Charamba made those comments to Zimbabwe’s state-run…

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Residents protest escape of suspected undergraduate ritualist

Residents protest escape of suspected undergraduate ritualist

Some residents of Eliozu area of Port Harcourt on Wednesday protested the unfortunate escape of Mr Ifeanyi Dike, a suspected ritual killer from police custody. The Rivers Police Command had paraded Dike for raping and killing Miss Victory Chikamso, an eight- year old girl residing in the same compound with him. Mr Promise Wobo, a resident of Eliozu disclosed in Port Harcourt that the protest was to call on the Rivers Police Command to re-arrest…

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Sultan of Sokoto declares Sept 1 Sallah Day

Sultan of Sokoto declares Sept 1 Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Wednesday, indicated that the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on…

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Nnamdi Kanu reveals those to be arrested with him

Nnamdi Kanu reveals those to be arrested with him

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has told those calling for his arrest to go after the likes of Tanko Yakassai, Ango Abdulahi and other Fulanis who have been making inciting comments. The IPOB leader vowed that nobody had the power to restrict his movement in any part of the country and that he was free to go to any part of Nigeria, including Lagos, if he so wished. He…

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President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Muhammad Buhari may resign if he does not recover from his ailment soon, sources have reported. According to Independent, a Presidency source has disclosed that President Muhammad Buhari will pass the baton to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, if he does not recover from his ailment soon. The President has been in the United Kingdom for the better part of the year treating an undisclosed ailment, much to the chagrin of a large part of…

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Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai has claimed that Nigerians are missing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had in May jetted out to London, United Kingdom for medicals. Mohammed noted that, though his absence was greatly missed, the country was running smoothly with the efforts of the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking with newsmen recently, the minister said the presidency was not thinking of substituting the ailing president as being agitated in some quarters….

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Teacher in Court for allegedly defaming Senate President

Teacher in Court for allegedly defaming Senate President

A 37-year-old primary school teacher, Biodun Baba, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ilorin Senior Magistrates Court for allegedly defaming Senate President Bukola Saraki on Facebook. Baba, a teacher at LGEA School, Olorunlana in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara was alleged to have through his Facebook postings been inciting the public against Saraki. The criminal charges were filed following a complaint by Alhaji Jimoh Adesina, Chairman, Kwara South Chapter of the APC to the…

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BREAKING: House of Reps reject Ministerial slot for FCT

BREAKING: House of Reps reject Ministerial slot for FCT

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted against ministerial slot for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Indigenous people of FCT had always clamoured for a ministerial slot and state of their own. This must have informed the jubilation that rented the air in Abuja metropolis and among the indigenes, when the Senate voted in favor of a ministerial slot for FCT, on Wednesday, at the ongoing constitution amendment process. However, the story was not the…

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Why Buhari must resign, go home and rest – Fani-Kayode

Why Buhari must resign, go home and rest – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. The former Minister gave the call while sharing the latest photograph of Buhari which surfaced online after meeting with six governors yesterday in London. Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a series of tweets via his social media said the presidency was not meant for tourist attraction of a ”mausoleum of decaying bodies.” He wrote: “The…

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Boko Haram: Five university lecturers feared killed in ambush at Borno Yesu

Boko Haram: Five university lecturers feared killed in ambush at Borno Yesu

Contrary to claim by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, that, troops were able to rescue all victims of attack at Borno Yesu village in Magameri local government along the Gubio, Magumeri road. Friends, spiritual leaders, Associates, wives and relations of some of the victims, particularly lecturers of the Department of Geology, University of Maiduguri, Borno State have different stories all together. Many, who also belong to the University Community also wondered why issues on the…

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