Orekoya Children: Nanny Says Kidnapping Runs In The Family

A startling revelation has triggered following the arrest of a nanny, Funmilayo Adeyemi, for the kidnapping of the three Orekoya children. The Lagos State Police Command said that the nanny, known initially as Mary Akinloye but whose real name is Funmilayo Adeyemi, has confessed to also being the mastermind of

12 Nigerian, Ghanaian Christian Migrants ‘Thrown’ Overboard by Muslim


Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Europe. The deadly dispute, which saw a group of Muslim passengers allegedly attack a group of Christian passengers, coincided with

Ink Eze: 10 Nigerian-English Sayings & Words that Irk Me!


Living and working in Nigeria can be soooo entertaining! The phrases and words we’ve coined are sometimes so far off from their real meaning. It’s not our fault entirely, because some of the common mistakes come from translating English word-for-word from our local languages, and some others are errors people

Indonesia Protests Saudi’s Beheading of Its Citizen But Will Execute Nigerian, Others


Jakarta summoned the Saudi Arabian ambassador Wednesday to protest the beheading of an Indonesian domestic worker and complain that her family and consular staff were not given prior notice of the execution. Saudi authorities said Siti Zainab was executed Tuesday in the Muslim holy city of Medina after being convicted

Introducing: Madison Knight


An emerging brand to keep your eye on is Madison Knight. Defined by exciting prints and rich fabrics, the pieces from this London-based brand are a celebration of African heritage enhanced by a timeless appeal.

Another Nigerian Sentenced to Death in Indonesia For Drug Trafficking


Local media report on Thursday in Jakarta, said another Nigerian, Simon Ezeaputa, has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. It said the district court in Tangerang, near Jakarta, on Wednesday found Ezeaputa guilty of controlling a drug transaction from his prison cell, where he was serving a

Commonwealth Congratulates General Muhammadu Buhari

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, has congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect,  Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory in the March 28 election. In a statement, Mr Sharma said history had been made with General Buhari becoming the first Nigerian opposition leader to be elected through the ballot box.

Amosun Tasks Nigerians On Saturday’s Elections

Ogun State Governor has advised Nigerians not to allow the ongoing deployment of soldiers deter them from casting their votes on Saturday (March 28). Governor Ibikunle Amosun, in a statement in Abeokuta, the state capital, said although it was abnormal to deploy armed soldiers for supervision of civil acts like

Nigerian Military Arrests Two Loitering Aljazeera Journalists


The Nigerian military on Wednesday arrested two journalists working for Aljazeera television, in Maiduguri, Borno State. According to Premium Times, the military accused the journalists, Ahmed Idris and Mustafa Andy, of loitering in areas were combat operations were still ongoing.

PAN Commences Production Of New Generation Vehicles, SUVs

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited has organised a nationwide test-drive for some selected members of the media from Lagos to PAN’s Corporate headquarters in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, aimed at creating public awareness on a number of its new generation vehicles. Notably among its brands in the past are 504, 404,

Edo Murder: Deceased Family Protest, Call For Justice

Relations and friends of late Chibuike Ede, who was said to have died while in Police custody in Benin city, the Edo State capital have asked the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, to intervene in the matter and help them get justice. In a protest led by the deceased’s

INEC/NOA Kicks Off Voter Education In Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) have commenced voter education for electorates of Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-east Nigeria. The Desk Officer of NOA in the State, Danlami Mohammed, said in a session with journalists on Wednesday, that the

No Clear Winner Yet In Israel Poll

Exit polls has indicated that Israel’s governing Likud party and the opposition, Zionist union, are neck-and-neck in the country’s general election. Estimates by two Israeli broadcasters gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat parliament, the Knesset.

APC Accuses PDP Of Sponsoring Lagos Protest

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has accused the main opposition party in the state – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – of sponsoring a protest. The protest was staged in the commercial city on Monday, as posters and billboards belonging to the APC governorship candidate were allegedly