• Education

    I didn’t say snake swallowed N36m – JAMB Clerk

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    A new twist to the viral story of a snake swallowing about N36 million at the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state has emerged, with the sales clerk fingered in the incident, Philomena Chiesche, stating that JAMB only concocted the snake story to cover up for the disappearance of the money….

  • Politics

    APC Reconciliation: Tinubu, Oyegun in battle of wits

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    The cold war between the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the embattled national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun played out at the national secretariat of the ruling party on Wednesday when the former visited the national working committee led by the latter. The former Lagos state governor was last…

  • Health

    Protests by supporters, non-supporters welcome NHIS boss

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    The reinstated Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, on Monday in Abuja resumed duties amidst peaceful protests by supporters and non-supporters. A pocket of non-supporters early in the morning embarked on a protest against Yusuf, but workers on the platform of their union staged a peaceful protest in support of…

  • Foreign, Politics

    Zuma will exit in orderly fashion-Ramaphosa

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    South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that Zuma’s exit should be undertaken in an orderly fashion just as the anti-apartheid icon  Nelson Mandela would have handled it. Ramaphosa made this known while Speaking at a rally as part of celebrations marking 100 years since the birth of former President…

  • Politics

    OBJ’s coalition movement in limbo

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    More than three weeks after former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s well-publicised Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), the movement seems to be in limbo as no governor has embraced it. Obasanjo, who served as president from 1999-2007 lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari as lacking economic knowledge and being clannish. He advised Buhari against seeking a second term. CNM…

  • Foreign

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins $5m Mo Ibrahim leadership Prize

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    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia has been named as the winner of the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize of $5million. She joins Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007) as an Ibrahim Prize Laureate. Nelson Mandela was made…

  • Politics, Security

    Yari backs state police

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    The Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum,  Abdulaziz Yari, on Monday said creation of state police would help in addressing spate of insecurity in the country. Yari, also the Zamfara State Governor said this at the end of a two-day summit organised by the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Review of Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria. He said …