One of the top contenders for the office of Senate President of the Ninth Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan has promised to work with senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Lawan, who is the adopted candidate of the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,...
A political hardliner and controversial leader of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir, has stepped down after 30 years in power, reports say Thursday. United Arab Emirates-based Al-Arabiya network reported that Mr Al-Bashir resigned his position with immediate effect. The 75-year-old has reportedly handed over to the country’s supreme military council controlled by the...
No fewer than 36 of the 62 senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have adopted the senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume, for the position of Senate President. A senator-elect from the North, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed this to newsmen on the sidelines of the induction exercise for...
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended a Supreme Court judge who is facing gross misconduct allegations. Justice Jackton Ojwang will appear before a seven-member tribunal, which has been appointed to investigate the charges that include accepting bribes to influence judgements. President Kenyatta suspended Justice Ojwang following the recommendations of the judicial...
A Nigerian woman has been executed alongside 3 others in Saudi Araba for drug trafficking. The Federal Government on Tuesday faulted the execution of a Nigerian woman on Monday by Saudi Arabia authorities for alleged drug related offenses. The Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said that two Pakistani men, a Yemeni...
The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, has revealed some ‘abnormalities’ she has experienced during her time on the job. The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, has revealed some ‘abnormalities’...
Nigerian Pipeline Storage Company (NPSC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the corporation will soon start transporting petroleum products to the North-West region of the country through the System 2B pipeline. Mr Luke Anele, the Managing Director of the company, made the disclosure in an interview...
The United States has said it was disappointed by the quality of the 2019 elections, citing the low voter turnout, and reports of voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence in some locations. It admonished all stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful...
The Imam of one of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosques attacked by a terrorist on Friday is a Nigerian. Lateef Alabi who is the Linwood mosque’s acting Imam was leading the congregation in prayers on the fateful day when terrorist Brenton Tarrant struck. Alabi said the death toll would have been...
New Zealand police said one person was in custody in connection with a mass shooting that claimed multiple lives at two mosques in the city of Christchurch Friday. The gunman was not identified. Officers responded to a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor Friday afternoon where witnesses said several people...