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Ecowas gives Malian junta up until September 15 to appoint a civilian as interim president


MALI's military junta has been given until September 15 by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to appoint a civilian head of a transitional government as part of a wider plan to restoring democracy within a year.



Nigerian teenage keeper Arthur Okonkwo included in Arsenal's Premier League opening day squad


ENGLISH FA Cup winners Arsenal have included Nigeria-eligible goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo in its first team ahead of its first Premier League game of the 2020/21 season at Fulham this weekend.



Nigeria needs an investment-facing diaspora policy if she is serious about job creation

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Once a year, 500 diasporans will be invited to Abuja to rub minds with the government

[2] The presidents of the major diaspora organisations in four or five key countries will be granted observers status at Nigerian Governors' Forum meetings

[3] A diaspora desk will be established in the foreign office, to liaise with Nigerians living abroad

[4] By 2023, diasporans will be allowed to vote in presidential elections


Buhari reveals that Covid-19 has resulted in a 60% drop in Nigeria's revenue as crude oil sector has been hit hard

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria will suffer a 60% drop in  revenue this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has severely hurt government operations and derailed economic expansion plans.



Ughelli man axes girlfriend in the head believing she is behind his shrinking manhood


DELTA State mother of two Augustina Jowho Broma id battling for her life at the Ughelli General Hospital after she was attacked with an axe by her boyfriend Anthony Edijala who accused her of being responsible for his shrinking manhood.



Kogi State's commissioner for water resources charged with rape and six other counts


KOGI State's commissioner for water resources Abdulmumuni Danga is to appear before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a seven-count charge of rape following his alleged assault of one Elizabeth Oyeniyi earlier this year.



National Association of Residents Doctors commence strike over lack of Covid-19 safety package


MEMBERS of Nigeria's National Association of Residents Doctors (Nard) have commenced a nationwide strike following the failure of the government to meet their Covid-19 demands including the payment of a special hazard allowance and the provision of life insurance.



Education minister Mallam Adamu becomes latest official flown abroad for medical treatment


NIGERIA'S education minister Mallam Adamu Adamu has become the latest government official flown abroad for medical attention after he was rushed to Germany to undergo treatment for a kidney related procedure.


With what appears to be a recurring problem, Mallam Adamu has now been flown abroad three times in recent months. Mallam Adamu, who has not been seen in public in recent weeks, is expected back in the country soon.



Our Religious Finance Bill should have a clause that punishes errant pastorprueners by forcing them to invest a minimum of $1bn in job creation whenever they engage in hate speech

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the founder of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt has been in the news lately. He has threatened the life of broadcaster Daddy Freeze for challenging his spiritual father Bishop David Oyedepo

(2) Not only did Pastor Ibiyeomie threaten Daddy Freeze, he also insulted Somalians, mixed race people and all broadcasters. By any standards you want to use, his tirade constitutes hate speech


Two Nigerians arrested for fleecing German firm of €14.7m in PPE equipment scam


TWO Nigerians have been arrested by a joint team of local security services and Interpol for involvement in a Covid-19 scam and defrauding a German firm of €14.7m in a massive scam that involved identity theft and cloning corporate websites.




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