Okonjo-Iweala Favoured For WTO Job Despite US Opposition
Most European Union member states have continued to express their support for Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation. The BBC also reported on Wednesday that the WTO’s ambassadors have backed Okonjo-Iweala for the position. If the former managing director of... Read more
Scrapping Amnesty Programme: Ex-Militants Threaten Resumption Of Agitation Over Suspension Of Training.
EX-Militants under the third phase of the Presidential Amnesty Programme on Tuesday bemoaned the plight of beneficiaries whose training, empowerment  and reintegration programmes have been suspended abruptly and threatened to go back to the creeks.   The third phase Ex-agitators under the auspices of the United Amnesty Delegates frowned... Read more
Cup of Nations Qualifiers: Rohr picks Musa, Ekong, Etebo, 21 Others For Encounter With Sierra Leone
Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, defender William Ekong, midfield enforcer Oghenekaro Etebo and 21 others for next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying quick-fire double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.   Defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielder Alex... Read more
Gov. Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State. The Governor maintained that while Rivers State remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities, the State government is... Read more
Three New Ways Civil Society Is Protecting The U.S. Election
By Ashley Quarcoo   In the final frenzied days before the U.S. election, many voters are nervous about the risk of violence and whether the results will be considered legitimate. A diverse group of civil society organizations is restoring trust in the process. America is moving through the final... Read more
The Seven-fold Yoke And The Cabal That Claim To Own And Have Wasted Nigeria
By Femi Fani-Kayode Permit me to share a scholarly, revealing and I dare say disturbing intervention which was sent to me by a friend. The author wishes to remain anonymous. He wrote as follows: “The disruptive power of the Hausa-Fulani cabal is a structural reality and will only get... Read more
Orlu Under Siege Of Soldiers, Says Indigene Who Reports Extra-judicial Killing Of Civilian
An indigene of Orlu, Imo State has raised alarm over the alleged killing of an indigene of the community by Nigerian soldiers deployed to the town in the wake of the EndSARS protests which erupted last week and has been raging across Nigeria with soldiers responding with arms in... Read more
UK Demands Investigation, Punishment Of Killers Of Lekki EndSARS Protesters
The British High Commission in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate all  incidents associated with the #EndSARS protests including that of Lekki toll gate. The commission in a tweet on Monday evening said it is also concerned over the spate of... Read more
20 Killed, 16 Injured As Nigerian Soldiers Repel Boko Haram Assault In Borno
At least 20 people have been killed, including 16 Boko Haram members, when the insurgents attempted to attack a military base in the southern part of Borno State Sunday evening, sources confirmed. The attackers, it was gathered, came around 1640hrs into Damboa town, headquarters of Damboa LGA of the... Read more
More Than 20 People Killed In Post-election Unrest Guinea Over Past Week
A total of 21 people have been killed in unrest in Guinea following a disputed presidential election last week, state television reported on Monday, as international envoys attempted to soothe tensions in the West African nation. The RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since... Read more