President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Engr. Musa Wada says they have worked out strategic templates for swift payment of arrears of all salaries and pensions malevolently owed Kogi workers, by outgoing Governor Yahaya Bello, immediately it assumes office, if elected in the November 16 2019 election.
The United Nations migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has assisted 142 stranded Ethiopians to safely return home from Djibouti.
The PDP rejects the repressive decision of the President Buhari-led APC Government to further squeeze Nigerians by imposing a N5000 fee for national identity cards.
Fifty-three migrant family groups comprising 64 children, 29 women and 33 men were last week air-lifted from the city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico) to San Pedro Sula (Honduras). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, organised a charter flight for the 126 migrants who expressed their decision to return voluntarily to their country of origin.
At a major conference on the brain drain phenomenon at the headquarters of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations agency warned that Central and Eastern European countries are seeing dramatic shifts in their migration patterns, changing the makeup of communities and posing heretofore unseen challenges.
The Trump administration dispatched its top officials to Turkey on Wednesday for emergency talks to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria, while Russian troops swept into territory abandoned by Washington in a sudden retreat.
Turkey’s offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe zone”, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then.
Tony Nnadi, an Attorney and the Secretary General of Lower Niger Congress (LNC), wrote this as a rejoinder to Russell Bluejack’s Op-Ed, The Truth We Must Swallow.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says inflation rate in September 2019 increased by 0.22 per cent to 11.24 per cent from 11.02 per cent recorded in August.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes the dirty public fight between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousins, over rooms in the Presidential villa, as disgraceful and further underlines the managerial ineptitude and leadership failures of the Buhari Presidency
With ongoing airstrikes and ground attacks in multiple locations as the military operation entered its sixth day, the security situation in north-eastern Syria has remained highly volatile, thus turning the troubled region into a humanitarian nightmare.
High Court on Monday in Abuja ordered the temporary freezing of 45 bank accounts belonging to three companies allegedly involved in smuggling of rice into Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the affirmation of the election of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa by the State Governorship election tribunal, as victory for democracy and a triumph of the will and aspiration of the people over manipulative forces.
The PDP says the violent attack by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on embattled National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has further confirmed that the dysfunctional APC has finally disintegrated.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government’s priorities at a parliamentary ceremony full of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen, with Brexit top of the agenda.
“What we need now is freedom from IPOB and Kanu. They are the real threats that we have. They lie, assassinate, destroy, malign, and beat up elders,” Russell Bluejack writes in Opinions.
“Voters may elect a government to govern but they also elect an opposition – to oppose, to scrutinise, and to hold the majority to account. In the absence of either weight or counterweight, the scales of democracy become imbalanced,” Garba Shehu writes in Opinions.
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally decided to defend Press Freedom and Free Speech, both of which have come under violent attack under the authoritarian rule of former military dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari, who now serve as the country’s President.
“In any contest between Nigeria and separatists Nigeria will always win because she is in a good stead to forge international alliance,” Russell Bluejack writes in Opinions
Senator Dino Melaye (PDP – Kogi West) has assured his supporters that he will continue to defeat his political rival Sen. Smart Adeyemi, in any senatorial election organised in Kogi West.
Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has said Tammy Abraham would have played second fiddle to Victor Osimhen even if he had chosen to play for Nigeria.
“Our country is judged by them and the respectability of our nations, her people and leaders is measured by the data generated by outsiders to justify and drive their agenda for Nigeria and Africa,” Babafemi Ojudu writes in Opinions.
On Sunday, October 13, the Nigerian First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari returned to the country after a long holiday in the UK.
A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Bayelsa State, Anthony George-Ikoli on Friday said he would not quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Stakeholders in oil and gas rich Esit Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State have cried out that their living conditions do not reflect the enormous resources being extracted from the area buy oil and gas companies and the huge revenues the companies pay annually to government.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says in the first half of 2019, the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) generated N691.11 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has said that he became a billionaire at 25 years of age due to hard work and commitment to duty.
President Muhammadu Buhari says that stricter laws are needed to prevent girls from being abused in our schools.
Oil Blocks Renewal: Policy Alert, HEDA, CISLAC, 19 other CSOs Task FG on Openness, Beneficial Ownership
“Openness should cover all stages of the contracting process, namely the planning, allocation and award, as well as information about contract terms and their implementation,” the groups insist.
Opinion | The Distressed Federation Of Nigeria, The Options For Reconstruction And The Urgency Of Now
•Being a Presentation by the Secretary-General of the Lower Niger Congress (LNC) Tony Nnadi to the Organization of Nigerian Nationals (OON), October 5, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Russell Bluejack writes: “Let the Igbo start with economic freedom. All the noise about the success of the Igboman comes to nothing, if the East remains the most underdeveloped region in Nigeria.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has approved 15 new courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to give opportunities to Nigerians wishing to study in the institution.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the arrest of yet another scammer linked with President Muhammadu Buhari further confirms that the Aso Rock under him has become a den of thieves.
The Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu has accused the Ministry of Aviation of abandoning the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, six weeks after its closure.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the nomination of the under-listed to serve as members of the above named committees/councils ahead of the Guber Elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
UNCTAD member countries granted observer status to these four NGOs on Wednesday, October 2, during the 68th executive session of the organisation’s governing body, the Trade and Development Board.
To help keep waters clean, new international standards for sustainable diving have just been released by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 164 national standards bodies.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja declared that he is fully committed to the unity of Nigeria, and will devote all his time and energy to promoting it for the benefit of Nigerians.
Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has stated why he signed for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team.
Sierra Leone Steps Up Counter Human Trafficking As UN Battles For Migrants’ Alternative Income In Niger
The adoption of the Law N° 2015-36 which criminalises the smuggling of migrants in Niger, and the closing of several gold mines, once magnets drawing job seekers, have left many people living along northern Niger’s migration routes in search for alternative income-generating activities.
Liberia is still struggling to provide sufficient maternal and newborn care services. The country has one of the 10 highest maternal death rates in the world, and an extremely high infant mortality rate as well. A newborn has a 51 in 1,000 chance of dying in the first 28 days of life, according to 2017 data.
2 Days After Mediterranean Shipwreck, IOM Monitoring North Africa, Italy As 17 African Migrants Still Missing
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, is currently monitoring reports from North Africa and Italy in the wake of the latest Mediterranean shipwreck which occurred off the coast of Lampedusa during the night between Sunday and Monday.
The world’s first international standard for oxygen reduction systems has emerged. This is a seeming good news of sorts because one of the most effective ways of preventing fires in buildings is to reduce the level of oxygen in the air.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) laments that the N10.7 trillion 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly will further impoverish Nigerians and mortgage the future of the nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari accompanied by members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday presented the 2020 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly (NASS).
In his 2020 Budget Presentation Speech (below) at the Joint Session of the country’s National Assembly on Tuesday, October 8, the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari the focus of his administration in the next fiscal year is sustaining growth and job creation.
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2020 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday, according to the Presidency.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, has assisted 143 Somali returnees stranded in Yemen to return home. A total of 46 men, 41 women, 26 boys and 30 girls set off by boat from Aden, Yemen, the previous Monday and arrived the next day at the port of Berbera.
International guidance to help reduce emissions from shipping has been published. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has set a target of January 2020 for the implementation of a new policy that limits the sulfur content of maritime fuel to 0.50 percent.
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is currently making efforts to boost manufacturing in the country in a seeming frantic bid to smash the country’s rate of importation.
Boko Haram still remains a threat to security in the North-East axis of Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2019 on Nigeria. The verdict is coming despite notable military advances, and a seeming premature proclamations of the jihadists’ group defeat by government forces.
Over 4 million people die each year from exposure to cooking stove smoke, making household air pollution the fourth biggest health risk in the world, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which made this known also pointed out that it is highly toxic for the environment.
The Director of International Trade and Commodities at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Pamela Coke-Hamilton, has warned that there will no longer be business if the world does not have biodiversity.
Cotton is always around humans in clothing, linens, furniture, mattresses, vehicles, and much more. It is the most abundantly produced natural fibre in the world, and yet rarely celebrated.
A global rights group, Human Rights Watch has again taken a critical look at the human rights profile of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, and left Abuja with a damning report.
Niger Delta Affairs Minister and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Godswill Akpabio, is currently locked in an image-damaging controversy with some repentant militants from the oil and gas region over an alleged diversion of N1.9billion water hyacinth deal.
Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has been nominated by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB).
Mercy Eke has become the winner of Big Brother Naija season four.
Statistics emanating from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerians spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes.
APC’s Insult on Jonathan Best Suits Buhari; Crafted To Divert Attention from Corruption In The Presidency
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s invective on former President Goodluck Jonathan was unwarranted and misdirected as it best suits President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC administration, which, in their opinion, has gone down as the most incompetent and most corrupt in the history of Nigeria.
Seyi and Omatshola have just been evicted from the BBNaija Season 4 on the Final Day even as Mike wins N2 million as the housemate ‘with the best time’.
A United Nations agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reports that 72,263 migrants and refugees successfully entered Europe by sea through October 2, roughly a 14 per cent decrease from the 84,345 arriving during the same period last year.
The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem, has said that hundreds of thousands of women continue to die each year from preventable causes. According to the UN agency, data from 2017 show that approximately 810 women die each day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
President Buhari’s APC administration does not seem to be enjoying a favourable human rights rating. Human Rights Watch says civil society led campaigns against arbitrary arrests, detention, and torture exposed human rights abuses by security agencies, including by the SSS and SARS.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has taken on a former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on his damaging allegations against him and his administration on the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls by terrorists in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s known confidant, Nasir Danu, has been arrested at the Heathrow Airport, London, for alleged passport scam and money laundering, according to a report by the United Kingdom authorities.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, for his victory at the River State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
Since 2016, Senegal, a key transit country for many West Africans traveling to Europe is witnessing an increase of departures from its coasts towards Spain. Thousands of Senegalese also migrate in search of better economic opportunities in Europe.
The Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong, is one of the 27 global leaders appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, to fight malnutrition through the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.
On the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem, brought the issue of escalating abuses against women to global attention.
The rampaging Boko Haram jihadists have sacked Marte Local Government Area in the bleeding Borno State of Northern Nigeria. Chairman of the local government council, Ali Shettima, says the area is totally deserted.
Britain’s Prince Harry is to sue the publishers of Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper and the Daily Mirror over allegations of phone-hacking as he and his wife Meghan step up their battle with the tabloid press.
You’re Some Of The Best Human Asset That Nigeria Has, Don’t Forget Home, Buhari Tells SA Based Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Pretoria, South Africa, advised all Nigerians in The Diaspora to always remember their country with skills, resources and talents, and work towards living decent and dignified lives that bring honour to their fatherland.
Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega on Friday advised the 9th Assembly to adopt electronic voting for effective monitoring of bills and motions.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard could miss Sunday’s Premier League encounter at Newcastle United after suffering a hamstring injury in their goalless Europa League draw at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
#Breaking: Nigerian Journalist, #RevolutionNow Convener & Sahara Reporters Founder, Sowore Granted Bail By Another Court
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday admitted Omoleye Sowore, Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement and Founder of Sahara Reporters, Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore, to bail in the sum of N150m.
Africa: Migrants Still Detained In A Bombed Facility, As Economic Condition Displaces 8 Million Others
Vulnerable migrants who returned from sea are still being taken to the Tajoura detention centre, three months after an airstrike on the facility tragically killed 53 migrants and left over 130 injured. The bombed detention centre remains operational to this day, despite urgent and persistent calls to close Tajoura, especially due to its proximity to a military location.
Global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat. But, in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Banana Fusarium wilt disease or Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense incorrectly referred to as Panama Disease occasionally, is threatening to sack millions of people who depend on the crop for their livelihoods.
Nigeria: Finally, Police Boss Moves Against Firearms Use After A Damning Report By A Global Rights Group
In a seeming bold move to address public concerns on misuse of firearms by the Nigeria Police amid a lot of other worrisome issues, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has launched the reviewed Force Order 237, which has to do with the use of force and firearms.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is currently planning a massive purge of the civil service in a seeming bid to meet with the demand of labour on the disturbing N30,000 new minimum wage.
The Federal Government of Nigeria appears to be indulging in a selective application of the recently approved national minimum wage as a statement from Vice President Yemi Osinabjo’s office seems to suggest.
The National Assembly would ensure that card reader is given legal backing in the new Electoral Act as part of measures to further enhance the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalization, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for businesses.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called on the South African government to open up its economy for more Nigerian businesses, while guaranteeing their safety, stressing the need for reciprocity in promoting trade and investments between both countries.
In The AtlanticPost Opinion Section, Ogbu Ameh writes: “Their choice of democracy of course and their style of economic management, has been the final bane of the country.”
There are strong pointers that this 2019 will mark the sixth straight year the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has recorded at least 1,000 deaths in the waters separating Europe from Africa and the Middle East, a period during which at least 15,000 victims have lost their lives in Mediterranean crossings.
Backstage permutations for the 2023 presidential race in Nigeria has started with some surprising re-alignment across the two leading political parties in the country- the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Apparently worried by unending bad press, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has started to explain the reason behind the disturbing unease in the country.
The Nigerian Army stated on Wednesday, that it has stepped up operations nationwide to ensure a peaceful and conducive atmosphere for all citizens and residents during the peak of the year.
With only six weeks to go until the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, it is crunch time for all partners to secure firm commitments to realise the promise of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and get the job done by the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Africa’s Unemployment Crisis: Effective Intellectual Property System Is The Panacea For 1.44 Billion U-25, Experts Say
With estimates suggesting that by 2050 Africa’s population will double from 1.2 billion today to 2.4 billion, policymakers in the continent will be facing the challenge of how to tackle the menace of worsening unemployment among young people.
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his Independence Day broadcast just as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is mobilising the world to rally around Bahamas.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been entangled in the diversion of N543.63billion Natural Resources Development fund. The Nigeria Extractive Industries and Transparency Initiative (NEITI) is accusing the administration of diverting the fund to fund the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and budget deficit.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Report 2019 has made proposals on how to regulate private capital and channel it into long-term productive investment with social and developmental public priorities.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, and Bloom Energy have announced a collaboration to design and develop ships powered by Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology.
The Presidency has responded to calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to react to wild speculations that he harbours plans to stay beyond 2023 by amending the constitution to extend the presidential term limit.
Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigeria’s inspirational singer Timi Dakolo has urged the FCT High Court in Abuja to discountenance Preliminary Objection filed against her case by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Founder and Senior Pastor, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has characterized the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast as an insult on the psyche of Nigerians and a mockery of Nigeria’s national integrity as an independent state.
President Muhammadu Buhari will departed Abuja on Wednesday on an earlier scheduled three-day visit to the Republic of South Africa; a visit many expected him to cancel in protest because of the recent deadly #XenophobicAttacks on Nigerian nationals living in the country.
Viet Nam’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, is chairing the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva.
In collaboration with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) and the Organisation africaine de la propriété intellectuelle (OAPI) with the support of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Government of Zimbabwe, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising a conference on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Value Addition for Business Competitiveness in Africa.
The obviously notorious herdsmen are currently busy making a big political statement in Kogi State just as Christians are busy watching political developments in the state from the sidelines.
“But it seems to me discovering oil in the north will bring no real economic value to Nigeria, apart from ego massage and the possibility of local refining and consumption,” Azibaola Robert writes in Opinions.
A fresh report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has unveiled the necessary conditions for meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, just a decade away.
Women are currently battling to shake the table at the technology and e-commerce industry largely dominated by men. There is a surge in women demanding seats at the table, and effectively delivering goods online.
Families of victims of the September 2009 massacre by Guinea’s security forces are still awaiting justice 10 years later, 6 human rights groups said today.
Western Nigeria group, Coalition of Yoruba Nationals, has said that it will pull the Yoruba ethnic nationality out of Nigeria, a supposed African giant that has refused to grow up as an all-inclusive country, since according to the group, the country has allegedly slipped into ‘’Anarchy’’ and can no longer protect Yoruba interests.
“53 years after: this is the face of the living ghost of September 29, 1966, the day the mass killing of Easterners in Northern Nigeria commenced,” Tony Nnadi writes in Opinions.
Liverpool extended their perfect start to the season with a seventh successive English Premier League (EPL) victory, beating Sheffield United 1-0.
The Presidency on Saturday issued the following statement on the reported rescue of 400 men and boys in a building in Kaduna, where the detainees were allegedly abused and tortured:
Governor Wike urged the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Silva to prevail on President Buhari to execute projects in Rivers State.
Some strategic agencies of the United Nations are getting increasingly worried about the tide of migration from Africa. The situation seems to getting worse with children as young as 10, said to be among Ethiopians leaving for better prospects outside their country, many with their parents’ consent.
In the next decade, an estimated 60 million Africans will be at risk of being forced to move from degraded land, migrating within and outside the continent. Currently, at least 11 million young Africans enter the job market each year.
Former Ekiti State Governor in Western Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, has come under a severe bombardment by an Islamic group just as the rampaging Jihadists in the North-East axis of Nigeria forced Borno State to bleed again.
“He was a quiet and modest achiever. He was one of the big brains behind the monetization programme of the Obasanjo administration. He also streamlined and harmonized the activities of several sectors of government from ministerial schedules to Federal Executive Council memos,” Atiku said in his funeral tribute to former SGF Ufot Ekaette.
There was a big fight between Mercy and Tacha on Friday at the Big brother house, similar to what could be obtainable in a wrestling ring.
Coordinator of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), Santiago Fernández-de-Córdoba, has said that sustainability standards can support trade and spur economic growth, while promoting environmental protection and inclusive social development.
Apparently worried by the fact that one billion people could be driven away from their homes due to the worsening impacts of climate change, a citizen journalist, Shobha Shukla, has called on citizens of the world to change their mindsets and hold their governments to account.
Human Rights Watch, a global rights group has said that the latest spate of protests in Egypt are making it clear that Egyptians have not forgotten the 2011 dream of living in a country that respects and protects their basic rights.
The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, has called on governments to take people-centred action to create decent jobs and protect livelihoods, as the world moves to a carbon-neutral economy just as Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming that he went off-the-point answer to questions at the United Nations General Assembly interactive session.
This is certainly not the best season for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a supposed interventionist agency that is currently immersed in some unwholesome contract deals. The commission is on the spot in the Green Chamber of Nigeria’s bicameral Legislature, the House of Representatives.
The Comptroller General of Custom, Col Hamid Ali, Rtd., has explained why the national borders of Nigeria are currently under lock and key.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s off-the-point answer to questions at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) interactive session is a further confirmation that he lacks the prerequisite education to hold office as President.
The war of words between the Nigerian Vice President Oluyemi Osinbajo and officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not ending any time soon going by the latest statement from the later.
The Presidency on Wednesday defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to read from a prepared text in response to a question while serving as a discussant at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has loudly welcomed the landmark Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
With the prospects that an improvement in global fisheries management can bring additional economic gains estimated at $83 billion, according to the World Bank, the most intense and critical issue on the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) round of negotiations this month is, fisheries subsidies.
A new report published ahead of a key United Nations climate talks: United in Science seriously warned that the world is falling drastically behind in the race to avert climate disaster, with the five-year period ending in 2019 the hottest on record.
On Monday, a young climate crisis activist, Greta Thunberg, opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with a seeming angry condemnation of world leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, for failing to take strong measures to combat the menace of the climate crisis.
The Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared his readiness to waive his constitutional immunity to “enable the most robust adjudication” of several corruption allegations and insinuations against his person and office which he described as baseless and false.
Former 2011 Presidential running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the coalition parties that formed the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tunde Bakare, has said that he will succeed his political associate as the 7th President of Nigeria in 2023.
TraderMoni Scheme Lands Osinbajo In Soup As ‘Buhari Mafia’ Moves To Abort Tinubu’s Presidential Dream
Plots to abort the perceived 2023 presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos State Governor (1999-2007) and an influential All Progressives Congress (APC) leader have begun with a design aimed at throwing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo out of the Presidential Villa.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a system-wide investigation into the alleged siphoning of N90 billion from the coffers of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in which top members of the Buhari Presidency and All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mentioned.
Former Minister of State for Niger-Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari redeployed him from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
…Says tribunal erred in law in holding Buhari need not attach academic certificate to form CF 001
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS.
In The Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Tony Nnadi Writes: “From what the Lower Niger Congress (LNC) knows of Nigeria by Virtue of it’s thorough research, there are 4 distinct compartments of tasks in the Liberation Fight.”
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit – and that therefore the suspension was void.
The growing flap over whether President Donald Trump used his office to seek re-election help from his Ukrainian counterpart poses political risks, and some opportunities, for Democratic White House front-runner Joe Biden.
The Schwab Foundation, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Social Investment Programmes(N-SIPs).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.
Members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) will be meeting senior government representatives from Clean Energy Ministerial Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Initiative countries (CEM CCUS Initiative) this Monday, to reaffirm their intent to catalyse and facilitate the launch of an economically viable, environmentally responsible and safe CCUS industry worldwide.
Medieval drama “Game of Thrones” closed its run with a fourth Emmy award for best drama series while British comedy “Fleabag” was the upset winner for best comedy series on Sunday on a night that rewarded newcomers over old favorites.
Senior Pastor and founder, Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has declared himself as the 16th President of Nigeria and successor of President Muhammadu Buhari. Bakare, during his sermon on Sunday, said that nothing could change it because he was born for that purpose to be president.
The Presidency has described the 74th United Nations General Assembly, which begins fully on Monday, as Nigeria’s “day in the sun’’.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) laments that President Muhammadu Buhari is going to the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) without articulating any definite objectives, plans and proposals to attract tangible benefits to the nation.
That all is not well with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is not news, but the new development is the connection of his godfather and political benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to the whole crisis, according to a report by the Daily Independent.
High level consultations have been launched by some influential members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to stop the crisis of confidence between the party hierarchy and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State from exploding, according to a report by The Nation.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, says the Federal Government is planning to build industrial clusters in nine states of the Niger Delta.
The Senior Pastor and Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has said he has no business interfacing with Mrs Busola Dakolo in the law court over the allegation of rape leveled against him.
A United Nations agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has assisted over 5,250 stranded Ivorians to voluntarily return to Côte d’Ivoire over the past three years, from countries such as Libya, Niger and Morocco. Despite the logistical difficulties, the journey home turned out to be the easy part.
Rael-Science in one of its recent posts, revealed that scientists have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist movement rooted in Eastern Nigeria, has urged the United Nations to intervene in the cases of the Shiites leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and the Convener of #Revolution now#, Omoyele Sowore, saying they are prisoners of conscience.
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state and his Taraba State Counterpart, Governor Darius Ishaku for their respective victories at the governorship election petitions tribunal.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 presidential election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has in an open letter declared that Nigeria must be returned to being Africa’s bastion of democracy.
Nigeria and 30 other countries in Africa are said to be seriously in need of external food assistance. They are among some 41 countries with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), a civic group, has written off the civil rule in Nigeria, claiming that more than 20 years after the abortion of military dictatorship, the country is still not yet a constitutional democracy.
The Nigerian Army says they have observed massive exodus of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists out of their hideout in Lake Chad Tumbus to North and Central Africa sub-regions.
Alongside the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has taken the lead to assist the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Renewal with shelter coordination and management in Bahamas.
Fifty-nine Burkinabe migrants who survived a shipwreck off Kribi, Cameroon late July, have finally returned home. The migrants who flew out of Douala, Cameroon, were welcomed at the international airport in Ouagadougou by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the government of Burkina Faso with support from the European Union.
Schlumberger, the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry announced this Thursday that its biennial event, the SIS Global Forum 2019, has surpassed expectations, laying firm foundations for a new era of openness and widespread collaboration in the oil and gas industry.
Barely two weeks after Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio expressed serious disappointment over the performance of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an interventionist agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently probing some contract deals and the fat bank accounts of the staff.
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has spoken on the recent constitution of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) by The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr David Ibidapo, an economic and financial analyst, says the newly-constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC) should guide President Muhammadu Buhari in taking right economic decisions that will yield the desired results for the country.
The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, over alleged stolen N400 million by some soldiers under his command.
The Nigeria Police, Anambra State Command has declared seven dare-devil crime suspects wanted for alleged cases of murder, armed robbery and other heinous crimes. The police has accordingly informed the general public that they have obtained warrants of arrest in respect of the wanted suspects.
Like in Colombia, a sovereign state largely situated in the north of South America, with land, and territories in North America, two dreaded cult groups in Akwa Ibom State, one of the big oil and gas states in Southern Nigeria: Axe Confraternity and Vikings are locked in a fierce supremacy battle.
The homicide detectives section from Surulere Division of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Stella Peter, 23, for stabbing one Mr Bala Haruna, 25, to death.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is poised for sweeping victory in the November 16 Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship elections, saying its grassroots structures have been activated in the two states ahead of the elections.
Finally, President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) presently headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla.
At a recent regional ministerial meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, economic ministers from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) commended the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for its work on a database of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in the region.
A United Nations agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) last week assisted 127 stranded migrants, among them 103 men, 14 women and 10 children, to return to their homelands via a charter flight under the United Nations agency’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.
A devastating flood has cut off 4000 school children from going to school, sacked 300 families in six villages of Amawbia Community in Awka South Local Government area of Anambra State in Eastern Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the upholding of the victory of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, describing it as victory for democracy, justice and the people of Oyo state, who gave him their mandate at the March 9 governorship election.
President Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks yesterday on the refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq.
Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
Afro-pop star, Tiwa Savage strutted the runway for supermodel, Naomi Campbell’s 2019 Fashion for Relief show.
By Akanimo Sampson Angolan Trade Minister, Joffre Van-Dúnem, has said that “the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Review (IPR) for his country is key to improve the […]
Gibson Shipbrokers said in a recent report that in the next 20 years when deciding for the type of tanker to invest in, ship owners should take a closer look at future demand for various oil-based products, as things are bound to differentiate considerably, compared to today’s conditions.
African migrants are perishing at a rate of around 25 persons per week, or some 1,300 annually on the African continent, even before embarking on perilous sea journeys to Europe or the Arabian Peninsula.
More than a month after soldiers shot dead three police officers and a civilian along the Ibi-Jalingo Road in Taraba State, an Army Corporal, Awotayo Femi, attached to 707 Special Force Brigade in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State and six others are said to be cooling their feet in detention after allegedly killing a Police Inspector, Christopher Achong in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State on Friday.
Prolific Nigerian-born writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been honoured with the Kassel Citizens’ ” Prism of Reason” Award for “her vision of humanistic diversity”.
Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has challenged the world to reinvent the international order in a bid to salvage small island states that are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, a war they did not start.
To Spread Digital Economy’s Gains To Many People, Concerted Global Efforts Are Required, UN Report Says
A new United Nations report says concerted global efforts are required to spread the rapidly expanding digital economy’s gains to the many people who currently reap little benefit from it. This coming as the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its first-ever Digital Economy Report 2019.
The Head of Technical with Malaria Consortium, a civic group for West and Central Africa, Helen Counihan, says antimicrobial resistance is a major global health challenge, affecting people, animals and the environment.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, reports that 55,918 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through September 11, roughly a 30 per cent decrease from the 77,528 arriving during the same period last year.
Human Rights Watch says in its efforts to defeat Boko Haram, Nigerian authorities have been allegedly arresting and detaining citizens suspected of involvement with the armed group, Boko Haram. The detainees, according to the global rights group, include thousands of children. But, when the Children’s Rights Advocacy Director of the rights group, Jo Becker, spoke with some of the detained kids, Human Rights Watch said it became clear that many were actually victims of Boko Haram. Becker speaks with Amy Braunschweiger about how the children ended up in military prison for months or even years, and how the prison conditions they endured are the worst she has seen in 20 years at the Human Rights Watch. Enjoy the interview:
Humanitarian partners have launched a revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting over $397 million to support affected populations in Mozambique devastated by drought, flooding and Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in the past several months.
In the boiling North-East axis of Nigeria, the hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency, almost 13,200 minors have been reported missing. This implies that thousands of parents do not know where their children are and if they are alive or dead.
Vincent Enyeama, the former Nigeria goalkeeper and captain who resigned from the National team after his clash with former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, in 2015, has hinted of a possible return to the National team.
The University of Lagos has announced the death of one of its workers, Mr Sunday Meshioye, aged 36.
A team of three students from Bowen University, Osun State, on Friday emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC), after slugging it out with 15 other teams.
Many may find this curious, especially when the 2019 electoral fate of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the head of government, will be decided by the country’s Supreme Court in the coming weeks.
Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have allegedly killed nine Nigerian soldiers, with 20 others reportedly missing in fierce fight in the bleeding Borno, State axis of North-Eastern Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned and rejected the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari and his officials to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to excruciating 7.2%, saying Nigerians cannot bear such burden under the prevailing agonizing economic situation.
The burden of proof is on the party who alleges. However, the burden shifted to the Respondent the moment the Petitioner showed that the 2nd Respondent did not meet the requirement of qualification as required in form CF001, to attach all evidence of educational qualifications.
With the global shipping industry having just a few months, according to Nicolas Parrot of BNP Paribas, to comply with its new air quality rules, is the sector ready to navigate and finance a more sustainable future?
The Director of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Division on International Trade and Commodities, Pamela Coke Hamilton, and the Economic Affairs Officer, Alessandro Nicita, have sent a strong warning to the government of the United Kingdom (UK) on the controversial Brexit affair.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has completely rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal describing it as provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of our nation’s justice system.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday declared that there was no evidence that INEC transmitted the results of the 2019 presidential election electronically to any server.
The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has dismissed the argument by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for the 2019 General Election.
The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has struck out the argument by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar was not qualified to contest the last presidential election because he is allegedly not a Nigerian by birth.
The election petition tribunal awarded a cost of N150,000 against the petitioners and refused to grant their request for damages.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is moving quickly to mobilise resources to assist rehabilitation efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama, islands in the Bahamas devastated last week by Hurricane Dorian.
Over 1,400 people have been killed within a period of six months in Nigeria as a result of kidnapping and banditry, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday just as Biafra agitators stormed the European Union (EU) Parliament to lobby for Europe’s support for their quest for a Sovereign State of Biafra out of Nigeria.
The bloody Islamic festival, Ashura, has allegedly claimed the lives of 15 Shi’ites, the defiant Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said they were killed across the country by the Police while observing the Ashura procession.
Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) is currently on the spot for daring to reveal that the cancer of corruption in Africa’s most populous country was still festering under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In The Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Reno Omokri writes: “If you say the DEVIL is a LIAR? What would you say about General Buhari? Satan is Buhari’s apprentice in lying”.
A seeming worrisome report by a shipbroker, the Allied Shipbroking says the clouds have started to gather on the global economy as of late, with the chances of a recession taking shape having been heightened considerably.
The US-China trade conflict appears to have evolved into a bullish animal. After a plural bouts of tariffs and counter-tariffs, last August 23, Beijing slapped a 5.00% levy on US crude for the first time, targeting a commodity analysts say is already influenced by the trade tensions, and adding to a swathe of US-origin commodities like propane, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and soybeans.
The Kremlin on Tuesday played down U.S. media reports of a CIA spy inside Russia’s presidential administration, calling them “pulp fiction”, but said a low-level official who Russian media suggested was the agent had worked there before being fired.
Government forces in Nigeria have attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura, killing at least three people and injuring many others.
Despite a worrisome security alert by the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s secret police on Monday that some undisclosed elements were bent on destabilising the troubled country, the defiant members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), the Shi’ites, said they will be embarking on a peaceful protest across some major cities to mark the Ashura Islamic rites.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he will construct three major flyover bridges within 16 months.
In sharp contrast to the “reprisals against a few Nigerian criminals” narrative of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa’s Defence Minister said on Monday that the attacks against foreigners in South Africa were planned by criminals and that government can’t prevent it.
#SouthAfrican President Condemns Resurgence Of #XenophobicAttacks, Orders Police To Deal Firmly With Offenders
“Lawlessness, injury and death inflict a great psychological and economic cost that lasts long after victims are buried, arrests are made and streets are cleared. This cost holds back our country and undermines all the efforts we are making to grow a South Africa that offers opportunity to all who live in it,” says South African President Ramaphosa
Venita who entered into the big brother house few weeks ago after the show already begun was evicted for getting the lowest number of votes.
Federal High Court, Abuja has served Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), a summon document to make an appearance within 14 days.
Expectedly, the climate crisis will be far-reaching for all people and nations, but small island development states are at the forefront of its impacts. It also stands to wipe out trade gains of these vulnerable islands if not addressed now.
A global seaborne shipping and logistics company, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six month period ending last June 30. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Angeliki Frangou, said“I am pleased with the results of the second quarter of 2019 for which we reported revenue of $147.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $62.6 million.”
In spite of the seeming showy public stance of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on corruption, a report by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has revealed that the cancer of corruption in Nigeria is actually festering under the watch of the President.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reviewed the video of the media interview by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and surmised that President Muhammadu Buhari should save the judiciary and the nation further troubles by immediately throwing in the towel and vacating the presidential seat following the official admission that he (Buhari) does not possess a WAEC certificate, contrary to his claims and disposition before the law.
With support from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has started to distribute seeds and farming tools to approximately 11,000 families affected by the devastating Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Soon, humans will be living in a world where aging would be considered as a taboo. Science has not been resting in its quest to bestow to humanity eternal youth.
Amid Calls To Reinvent The Global Order, Barbados’ First Woman Prime Minister Takes Up Prebisch Lecture
The 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture will be given by the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, in Geneva, this coming September 10, amid a growing global advocacy to reinvent the international order.
Around 6.5 million people in Syria are in need of food and livelihoods support, and an additional 2.5 million others are at risk of food insecurity and need livelihoods support to strengthen their resilience.
An agency of the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is organising regional and national training workshops to support small-scale mechanisation in the agricultural sector of Africa.
As part of the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) efforts to increase awareness of migration as a key driver in the development agenda, the IOM Mission in South Africa this week supported an educational visit for students to the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.