By: FESTUS ALADESANMI It is a common knowledge that nothing goes for nothing in Nigeria. We are strangely different in this clime to the point that we bribe to secure admission for our children and employment or contracts for ourselves. Some parents even see nothing wrong in encouraging or assisting...
It was a gust of chilly wind that said Akwaaba (welcome, in Ghanaian language) to me in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, that night of December 1, 2017. We had flown for about five hours from Abuja, as President Muhammadu Buhari was to attend a summit on combating terrorism...
By:  TOPE EDWARD FAGBAMIGBE While the seemingly endless detention of former National Security Adviser Col Sambo Dasuki, the long detention, followed by release, disappearance and probable abduction of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the unlawful increment of electricity tariff by Power companies despite subsisting court orders to the contrary continue to...
Legal Aid Ontario, a non-profit legal agency, has expressed worry that Nigerian asylum seekers in Canada may be fabricating similar claims of sexual orientation persecution. According to Canadian CBC News, 60-70 per cent of Nigerian asylum claims made since April cited persecution as a result of their sexual orientation. Jawad Kassab,...
A group of American scientists have found a new possibility to cure leukemia, the results of a new study showed on Tuesday. Leukemia is a deadly disease that knocks down patients as young as only seven years old. In the study published in Journal Nature Medicine, the group of scientists from...
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, its sprawling horizon is dotted with hills that sit magnificently accentuated by lush greenery indicating unusual potential for fruitfulness. What and where are we talking about? It is the Sunshine State, Ondo, a land flowing with an abundance...
The British Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Nigeria, John Howell has commended Unilever Nigeria Plc. for successfully building its business on the principles of sustainability over the years. He described the company's Sustainable Living Plan as laudable and worthy of emulation. Howell, while giving the commendation during a courtesy visit to...
The Federal Government has dispatched a lobby team to the Niger Delta Avengers with a plea for patience and time to enable it implement the agreement entered into with the oil-rich region over six month ago. Led by the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani and the...
By: Tony Nwakaegho The Lagos State Government has revealed tax default and evasion as some banks and organsations have failed to remit their statutory taxes as well as withholding taxes on interest for more than one decade. The state government disclosed that it would begin shutting down the head offices of...
The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it commenced a Skills Acquisition and Vocational Scheme to support families of soldiers who lost their lives fighting the Boko Haram insurgents. Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Army, disclosed this at a two-day sensitisation workshop for Cooperative...