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July 21, 2018 7:54 PM Stop depending on social media for news about #Nigeria, Information Minister tells Diaspora

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has admonished Nigerians in the Diaspora to stop depending on Social Media for news about the country. The minister gave the admonition in Washington at a meeting with the Nigeria Ambassador to USA, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor and the Embassy’s members of staff. The News Agency of Nigeria reports 19

June 11, 2018 2:56 PM World Cup child trafficking bid foiled in Nigeria

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Moscow. Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested for allegedly facilitating their travel, the government agency fighting trafficking says. The victims were found while trying to board a plane from Lagos to Russia 38

March 13, 2018 9:08 AM Nigerian senator ‘busts open’ $37,500 expenses payments

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason 35

February 19, 2018 8:47 AM African audiences celebrate Black Panther release

The release this week of Marvel Studios’ latest superhero outing, Black Panther, has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely black cast and a young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, the film has already won rave reviews for its stereotype-busting portrayal 46

October 11, 2017 10:47 PM Six police officers assaulted, gunshots fired during raid in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa – VIDEO

A video has emerged showing members of South Africa’s Police Service being assaulted by family members and friends of a suspected Nigerian drug user who was found dead in a house in Vanderbijlpark (an industrial city on the Vaal River in the south of the Gauteng province). A report released confirmed that there had been scuffles between Nigerians and police 55

September 26, 2017 4:48 PM British Airways SACKS stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers

British Airways today sacked a stewardess who posted a racist Snapchat rant attacking Nigerian passengers after she was called in for a two-hour meeting with bosses. Joanne Wickenden filmed herself before working on a flight to Nigeria. She mocked Nigerian accents and made lewd remarks about body parts. A concerned member of staff who saw the video shared 15

September 14, 2017 1:56 PM Restructuring: Dagger In The Heart Of The Polity…

“Nothing in this world is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Restructuring, true federalism, resource control etc, all amount to me as quibbling with semantics. There is a meeting point in all of them. They all rest on the foundation that the existing Federal Republic of Nigeria and the 1999 Constitution on which it is based are unjust to a lot of us and cannot 54

September 2, 2017 11:52 PM ‘Why looters are beating EFCC hands down’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been accusing the judiciary of frustrating the anti-corruption war, especially successful prosecution of looters. What’s lacking in the agency’s effort? The EFCC is just an agency. I did constitutional studies and have studied over 50 anti-corruption models. Corruption is fought well when the President 39

August 21, 2017 11:07 AM Nigerians upbeat over ailing president's return from London

Lagos - Nigerians on Sunday celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services after his prolonged absence abroad for medical treatment, a period that stoked tension in a divided nation. Early morning services were held in churches across the vast west African country, including the seat of government, Aso Villa, in Abuja 27

August 17, 2017 10:09 AM The Daily 202: Trump has failed to offer moral leadership after Charlottesville. These 10 people are filling the void

Hundreds marched peacefully last night as part of a candlelight vigil in Charlottesville. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: It’s not enumerated in Article Two of the Constitution, but consoler in chief has always been one of the most important responsibilities of the American president. Playing this part has only become more important 73