African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president elect Felix Tshisekedi received a chorus of congratulations from African leaders on Sunday and Monday in a growing sign that his disputed election win will not be questioned internationally.   International allies and neighbours had struggled to come to a consensus after the December thirtieth poll that observers said was…

Army, DSS Guarantee Corps Members’ Security During Elections

The Nigerian Army and Department of State Services have guaranteed adequate security for serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and other electoral officials during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.   The General Officer Commanding, 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major General Okwudili Fidelis Azinta and Oyo State Director, Department of State Devices,…

New Nigeria international passport to cost seventy thousand naira

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS has said that registration and the issuance of new international passport will cost Nigerians seventy thousand naira. NIS spokesman Sunday James, who made the disclosure on Monday, said the agency will commence issuance of the new international passport from Monday, the fourth of March, 2019 in Abuja.   Issuance of…

Osinbajo reacts to Obasanjo’s comments on tradermoni, describes former President as either ignorant about the scheme or mischievous

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni as ignorant and mischievous. In a statement, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the former president has shown a complete misunderstanding of the programme initiated by the federal government to support petty traders.   In his…

Obasanjo slams Buhari again, says ‘Another Abacha Era Is Here’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of returning the country to the era when state institutions were used to fight perceived enemies of the government. He made the allegation on Sunday while briefing reporters at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Obasanjo alleged that the President was putting into practice,…

Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams comforts teenager after third-round victory

Seven-time champion Serena Williams comforted opponent Dayana Yastremska after powering past the teenager into the Australian Open fourth round.   Williams beat the eighteen-year-old Ukrainian six-two, six-one in one hour and seven minutes and did not drop a service game.   The American will face Romanian world number one Simona Halep next after she beat…