Bid To Extradite Nigerians In South Africa To US Fails

The 18 Nigerian men wanted to face trial for alleged financial crime in the US have failed in their bid to stop their extradition from South Africa to Mississippi in the US. In her ruling, following a sometimes heated presentation of heads of argument last Wednesday, Judge Elizabeth Kubushi said

Deliver Change Before Dreaming of 2019, Saraki Advises Politicians

Nigerian politicians have been advised to concentrate on ensuring that Nigerians get the change they voted for, instead of making plans for the 2019 elections. One of the senators vying for the position of Senate President in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Bukola Saraki, speaking in Abuja said such politicians

Senate Presidency: Group Drums Support For Saraki

Members of the Buhari Support Group have continued to drum support for the candidacy of Senator Bukola Saraki for the Senate President.

 During a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, the Group insisted that the north-central zone needed to be compensated for the role it played during the general elections.

John Oyegun, Balarabe Musa Disagree On The Success Of New Government

The former Governor of old Kaduna State and Elder Statesman, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, have disagreed on the ability of the new government to take Nigeria to the next level. While Alhaji Musa is asking Nigerians not to

Buhari’s Inaugural Speech Brightens Hope For Democracy In Nigeria – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the inaugural speech of President Muhammadu Buhari, as a sign that the President is ready to serve all Nigerians, not minding their political affiliation. In a statement issued by Mr Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and Media, Lere Olayinka, he said “the content

A Nation In Pains And Adrift


Nigerians are in pains. Their anguish is too much to bear. For weeks, they had no fuel to power their electricity generating sets, their only source of regular electricity supply.

Funny Side Of Fuel Scarcity (PHOTOS)


The current fuel scarcity ravaging the country is arguably one of the worst that has hit Nigeria in recent years.

Nigeria Has A New Opportunity To Be Great Under Buhari – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the oil-rich nation has a new opportunity to be great again under the leadership of the President elect, General Mohammadu Buhari. He expressed this hope in a meeting with Women Leaders from the south-west states of Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo and Lagos at

Jonathan To Undertake Peace Campaign After Hand Over

Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, says his major commitment after leaving office on May the 29th will be to engage religious and ethnic leaders across the country on the need to uphold peace. He said he took the decision because of his strong belief that Nigerians can only practice their different

Insurgency: Buhari Faults Use Of South African Mercenaries

Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed disappointment over the hiring of South African mercenaries by the Nigerian military authorities to confront the Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. General Buhari wondered why the military was incapable of ending the insurgency in just 14 out of the 774 Local Government

Nigerians Deported From Niger Begin HIV/AIDS Screening


The Yobe State Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS on Saturday commenced HIV/AIDS screening for over 4,000 Nigerian returnees from Niger Republic, who fled the state at the wake of insurgency. Executive Director of the agency, Hajiya Farida Mamudo, said in Giedam that the agency found it necessary to establish returnees

8 More Nigerians Face Execution in Indonesia – Diaspora Group


A GROUP, United Nigerians In Diaspora, UNID, has called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Indonesian government to stay action on its plans to execute eight more Nigerian citizens for drug related offences. Briefing newsmen in Lagos, the group’s president, Mr.

Election Violence Fears: Nigerians Who Travelled Abroad Return


Many Nigerians who travelled abroad early in the year thinking that the just concluded general elections may be trailed by violence have started returning to the country. Saturday PUNCH learnt that they began returning to the country after the April 25 rerun in three states where the April 11 governorship

May Day: Osun, Plateau Workers Seek Payment of Salaries

As workers across the world mark the May Day, it was a different story for workers in Osun and Plateau State, as the usual funfair did not hold due to nonpayment of workers’ salary and emoluments for over five months. Speaking to Journalists in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the leadership

Kano: NLC Calls For Consultative Committee

As workers celebrate May day in Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kano State has called for the establishment of Labour-Government Consultative Committee. Addressing a news conference to mark the 2015 Workers Day Celebration, the NLC Chairman, Ado Minjibir, said that the major concern of the union has to

Execution Denies Individuals Second Chance If New Evidence Emerges

An international prosecutor with The Hague says the “execution denies a criminal a second chance if new forensic evidence shows the individual was innocent”. Giving his opinion on Friday about the execution of eight persons in Indonesia for drug trafficking, Mr Charles Adeogun-Philips told Channels Television that the grouse of