Ondo former LG chairman assassinated

Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State former chairman, Niyi Pirisola has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. According to report, he was killed in the early hours of Friday at about 3:00am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown by yet to be identified gunmen. It was learnt that…

France says it won’t meddle in African politics

France Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has warned that the country’s day of meddling in African countries’ politics were over. Ayrault said this on Friday in Paris, as Gabon its former colony counted the cost of riots that followed a disputed election. “We are Africa’s partners but we do not want in any case to intervene…

Unknown gunmen assassinate former PDP local gov’t chairman in Ondo state

Unknown gunmen today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola. A source who spoke to a SaharaReporters  said Mr. Pirisola was gunned down in the early hours of today. The source said; “He was killed in the early…

Abduction of IPOB Activists and Their Imminent Death in DSS Custody | STATEMENT

By Intersociety Following a high number of incidences of suspected death of Nigerian citizens in the custodies of the security agencies and recent violent attacks launched by security forces in some high profile prisons across the country, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is deeply concerned that…

Welcome to “Mai Chanji” – Femi Fani-Kayode

“Their HATE for President Goodluck Jonathan justifies the suffering in the land. Recession matters not. Hunger matters not. Loss of jobs matter not. Polio matters not. Making a mess of the naira matters not. Fulani Herdsmen matter not. High cost of foodstuffs matter not. Chibok matters not. We have men consumed by their hate for…

Nigerian Doctor found Guilty of “Sex with Snakes, Dogs and Horses”

Cyprian Okoro, a Nigerian doctor resident in London has been found guilty of storing, viewing extreme pornography on his mobile phone. Cyprian, a 55-year-old General Practitioner (GP) was charged on five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one indecent image of a child. Okoro who is a qualified as a doctor in Nigeria, was in September 2013 suspended on an interim…

Top 7 Funny Tweets About Lagos Rain And The Eclipse

Lagos has experienced a stormy couple of days this week and the wetter-than-usual week has definitely filled many Lagosians with angst and disdain — at least on Twitter, anyway. Most painful was the case of many having to miss viewing the September 1st solar eclipse as a result of heavy clouds and the rain. Among…

Top 7 Funny Tweets about Lagos Rain and the Eclipse

Lagos has experienced a stormy couple of days this week and the wetter-than-usual week has definitely filled many Lagosians with angst and disdain — at least on Twitter, anyway. Most painful was the case of many having to miss viewing the September 1st solar eclipse as a result of heavy clouds and the rain. Read…

Charity Commission to conclude Didier Drogba corruption case

Didier Drogba A report into the “serious regulatory concerns” surrounding a charity run by Didier Drogba is due to be released by the Charity Commission within a month. In April, the Daily Mail claimed that just £14,115 out of £1.7m donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation had gone to help causes in Africa. The Charity…

Theft Of IDPs’ N10m: Ex- KatsinaGuber Candidate, Associate In Legal Battle

The alleged misappropriation of N10 million, donated by Alhaji Umar Abdullahi-Tata, the 2015 Katsina State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has pitched him against his former political associate, Bishir Wada-Faskari at a Faskari Senior Magistrates’ Court. The said amount, according to Abdulahi-Tata, was entrusted to the accused person as assistance to…

Abacha Loot: FG Disowns US-Based Lawyer

The Federal Government, yesterday, disowned a United States-based Nigerian lawyer, Nnaka Godson, who is laying claim to 40 per cent of the $550 million (N218.3 billion) of the late military head of state, Sani Abacha loot, which the United States Government has concluded plans to return to Nigeria. The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar…