Sars panel hears of how taxi driver spent seven months in detention for asking policemen to pay their fare


MEMBERS of the Ogun State judicial panel of inquiry set up to investigate abuses by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (Sars) police unit have been told how one taxi driver was detained for seven months for daring to ask policemen to pay their fares.



Trump intends spending Thanksgiving barricaded in the White House to prove he is still president

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has left his supporters guessing at what his next move will be after it emerged that rather than spend the forthcoming US Thanksgiving holiday at his Florida resort as he normally does he will board himself up in the White House.



Kaduna State to resume secret trial of Shiite leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in January

KADUNA State government intends to continue the secret trial of Shiite leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife early next year after a high court adjourned the hearing until January 25 and 26 2021.



Celestial Church of Christ clergyman sent to prison for defrauding UK diasporan

CELESTIAL Church of Christ Global parish clergyman Prophet Israel Ogundipe popularly known as Genesis has been sentenced to one year in prison for fraud by a Lagos State high court after being convicted of defrauding a UK-based diasporan.



West Ham consider signing Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa on a free transfer


SUPER Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa looks set to join English Premier League side West Ham on a free transfer over the coming weeks as the club is desperate to sign another centre forward to provide competition for its strikers Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller.



I have been to the mountain top and seen the Promised Land. Here is what I witnessed when I looked down on Nigeria

Ayo Akinfe

(1) A nation of 42 states with each of them generating at least $10bn in wealth annually

(2) A country accounting for 50% of global animal feed production with cassava and yam serving as the two main ingredients

(3) A country that had emerged as the world’s largest chocolate producer

(4) A health service that served as the world’s undisputed leader of tropical medicine


Leading economist warns that Nigeria needs to create 19m jobs a year to combat unemployment


NIGERIA has been warned that she needs to create about 19m new jobs a year if she wants to avoid a catastrophic economic meltdown that will result from the spiralling rise in unemployment which could precipitate social unrest.



PDP National Assembly lawmakers in Ebonyi distance themselves from Umahi's plans to defect


MEMBERS of the Ebonyi State National Assembly Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have distanced themselves from the recent actions of Governor Dave Umahi who recently dumped the party and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).



UK House of Commons to debate Lekki Toll Gate massacre on Nov 23 after receiving over 200,000 signatures

BRITAIN's House of Commons has set aside November 23 as the day when members of Parliament will debate the Lekki Toll Gate massacre in Nigeria having received in excess of 200,000 signatures demanding that the matter be debated.



Nigerian aviation authorities allow four international airlines to resume flights into the country


NIGERIAN aviation authorities have lifted the embargo on four major international airlines thus permitting them to fly into the country as the nation opens up its airspace as it eases the lockdown introduced in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.




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