Stranded passengers protest Arik Air delay

At least 100 stranded Arik Air passengers on Saturday took to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s tarmac in Lagos to protest against their delayed flight. The New York-bound intending passengers, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, numbering no fewer than 100 have been stranded at the airport since Friday.

The military and the Boko Haram challenge


Shortly before the six weeks shift in the general elections in February, requested by the military to enable it rout Boko Haram from Nigerian shores and recover scores of local government and communities overran by the terrorists in the North East, the Nigerian Army was in the eye of the

‘I’m too scared to return to Johannesburg’

Itunu Bodunrin, a Nigerian studying in South Africa, tells TOBI AWORINDE that the xenophobic attacks have left him stranded in Durban How bad are attacks on black Africans in South Africa?

Nigeria may evacuate citizens from South Africa this week

Nigeria will begin evacuation of its citizens from South Africa this week over xenophobic attacks on immigrants from other African countries, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Nigerians who are interested in returning to their country have been told to contact the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa.

The Igbo agenda in Buhari administration, by Pro. ABC Nwosu


Prof. ABC Nwosu was Political Adviser to the President and later Minister of Health under the Obasanjo administration. In this interview, Nwosu speaks on the just concluded general elections, the performance of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the polls and the fate of the Igbo under the

Chibok: Nothing without the girls


JUST a year ago, nobody knew Chibok. A bit of exaggeration there – not many knew Chibok, and, definitely, not the millions that do today, within and outside Nigeria. Chibok, a local government area in Borno State, which shares the name with its headquarters, has been in the news for

We won’t allow criminals hurt Nigeria’s interest — Ambassador


The South African Government has assured Nigeria that it will not allow the activities of criminally minded elements in its domain to destroy the strong bond existing between the two brotherly nations. The post We won’t allow criminals hurt Nigeria’s interest — Ambassador appeared first on Vanguard News.

Confederations Cup: Warri Wolves walk tight rope


Nigeria’s only hope for continental soccer glory Warri Wolves, yesterday rallied to a 2-1 victory over visiting Congolese side MK Etancheite at the Warri Township Stadium. The post Confederations Cup: Warri Wolves walk tight rope appeared first on Vanguard News.

‘Why Igbo never vote out of fear’ -


In this interview, Mr. John Patrick Egesi, President/Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Shipping and political, analyst explains why Igbo’s would always vote in gratitude to those who have been fair to them. Egesi spoke against the backdrop of the statement by Oba Rilwan Akiolu that the Igbo in Lagos should vote

New IAAF rule: Tough tasks await Okagbare, others

The recent performances of Nigerian athletes in meets have fallen below the new standards set by the International Association of Athletics Federations for the 2016 Olympics and is a source of concern for the country, writes Idris Adesina The International Association of Athletics Federations during the week released the standards

PDP in the shoes of opposition

In this report, LEKE BAIYEWU examines how the Peoples Democratic Party will fair as an opposition party after ruling Nigeria for 16 years The Peoples Democratic Party, which was formed in 1998, has been ruling Nigeria since the Fourth Republic began in 1999. From the Presidency, the National Assembly to

Agriculture poses threat to environment — German study

Conventional agriculture is causing enormous environmental damage in Germany, warns a study by the country’s Federal Environment Agency, saying a transition to organic farming and stricter regulation is urgently needed, EurActiv Germany reported. Spanning over 50 per cent of the country, agriculture takes up by far the biggest amount of

Zuma pleads with foreigners to stay in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa: begs foreigners to stay President Jacob Zuma on Saturday pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly xenophobic violence at home.

Boko Haram Insurgents Behead 19 Cameroonians In Bia


Members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on April 16, Thursday, killed 19 people in a Cameroonian village. A security source, who pleaded for anonymity, disclosed that the majority of the victims had been beheaded, Vanguard reports.

Jay Electronica Visits Lagos To Chill


Jay Electronica is in Lagos not for a show/event but to visit. General manager of ROC Nation in Nigeria, Lola Adamson says “This isn’t a work related trip for Jay, he’s in town to visit.

Scared? Senator Bukola Saraki Says Declaration Of Assets Not Necessary


Former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, has stated that the declaration of assets does not make a person less or more corrupt. The President-Elect, Muhammad Buhari, had previously stated that any officer in his administration would have to declare their assets, something Saraki doesn’t feel is necessary.

English FA Cup: Arsenal survive Reading scare to make final

Alexis Sanchez being congratulated by team mates for saving ArsenalAlexis Sanchez sent holders Arsenal back to the FA Cup final as the Chile winger benefitted from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici’s howler to seal a 2-1 win at Wembley on Saturday.