Disregarding special recognitions for virgins

David Adeyemi Recently, the University bursary scholarships for female South African students who stay virgins has been declared unconstitutional by the Parliament of the country and has also been knocked out. Has it been neglected that the body is meant to be kept and undefiled? Is this what the South African government has forgotten and […]

The Many Faces of Niger Delta Militants

Eric Elezuo Nigeria, after nearly four decades of oil production, had by the early 1980s become almost completely dependent on petroleum extraction economically, generating 25 per cent of its GDPC, which as at 2008, had risen to 60 per cent. However, many believe that despite the vast wealth created by petroleum, the benefits have been […]


  Eric Elezuo When men of substance are born, there is always a sign heralding such a birth. The atmosphere reacts, and gives it support and consent, and so it was with Razak Akanni Okoya, the billionaire industrialist and Aare of Lagos, who is the owner and founder of Eleganza group of companies with a […]

Anti-Fayose protest erupts in Ekiti

A new twist has been added to the unfolding political drama in Ekiti State with the staging of a mass protest against State Governor, Chief Ayo Fayose. The protesters who were chanting anti-Fayose slogans, and carrying banners with different inscriptions in support of the on-going probe of the Governor by the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

Wimbledon 2016:Serena Williams in final, Venus out

World No. 1 and the most dominant force in female Tennis, Serena Williams has slammed her way into another Wimbledon Finals and is set to win her 22nd Grand Slam. A very focused and unsmiling Serena this afternoon defeated teenage Russian, Elena Vesnina in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. The match,  watched by many dignitaries including […]

Despite 21 Months Jail Term, Messi Won’t Go To Jail

In spite of the 21-months jail term handed down to Argentine and FC Barcelona star, Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Messi for tax fraud, none of the men is expected to serve time in jail. This is because under the Spanish system, prison terms of under two years can be served under probation. The […]

“Nigeria needs PDP to solve economic crisis”-Governor

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has declared that the main opposition party in Nigeria, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, remains the only party capable of rescuing Nigeria from its declining economic situation. Speaking in Benin City at the flag-off of the campaign for the Edo State governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Governor Emmanuel said […]

Aftermath of Boko Haram: Army reopens Maiduguri road

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday reopened the Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru road three years after it was closed as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. The road was closed to motorists in 2013 at the peak of Boko Haram activities in Borno. Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai […]

Buhari to looters: If you want peace, return your loot

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday asked those who have stolen the nation’s commonwealth to come and negotiate how they will return their loot.   He said the move has become necessary so that all may know peace.   The President has also told militants engaging in renewed violence in the Niger Delta in clear terms […]

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