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For Whom the Gates Open Wide, By Wole Soyinka

– Posted in: Opinion

These are depressing times – stemming from different factors of course – for a large sector of the nation. Insecurity, economy in a coma, a leadership in name only, having vanished into ether, permanently AWOL in a time of serial crisis. No wonder mimic and debased forms of leadership assertiveness rush in to fill the [...]

President Buhari Attends Argungu International Fishing Festival (Photos)

– Posted in: Photos of the Day

There is a saying that Africa is the festival continent. Throughout the year in towns and villages across the continent, colorful and vibrant religious, harvest, fertility, and cultural festivals are held. Bare-hand fishing competition among thousands of fishermen, equipped with a hand net and large gourd, is the main event of the cultural extravaganza at [...]

Presidency Refutes Report of an attack on Buhari in Kebbi

– Posted in: politrick

The Presidency has described as false and untrue social media reports on the alleged attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Argungu, Kebbi State, on Thursday. A statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, late Thursday night, said a young man had attempted to greet the president at a closed range but was prevented by [...]

Russia Parliament Passes Reforms Allowing Putin to Be President For Life

– Posted in: International News

Russia’s lower house on Wednesday passed constitutional reforms in their final reading that include the possibility of President Vladimir Putin extending his rule for another two terms. A total of 383 State Duma lawmakers voted in favor of the package of constitutional amendments, with 43 abstentions and none against. Putin The measures must now be [...]

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

– Posted in: International News
Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a New York judge on Wednesday, two weeks after he was convicted of rape and sexual assault. Judge James Burke ignored the pleas of Weinstein’s defense team to give their client a minimum of five years behind bars. Harvey Weinstein Prior to his sentencing, the once-influential [...]

YouTube Music Lands in Nigeria

– Posted in: International News

From the Coachella livestream to popular videos like Wizkid’s “Joro“, Burna boy’s “On The Low“, and Drake’s “God’s plan” people come to YouTube to be part of music culture and discover new music. But YouTube was made for watching, which meant fans have had to jump back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube. [...]

Emir Sanusi and the conspiracy of Northern oligarchy

– Posted in: Opinion

His background in Islamic Studies at a leading Islamic University in Khatourm, the capital of Sudan, should have ordinarily perverted critical reasoning in him, paradoxically, the recently ‘deposed’ Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, frantically utilized Islamic knowledge as an intellectual instrument to illuminate the dark sides of his society. Unlike his contemporaries with the [...]

Anthony Joshua at Westminister Abbey | “I’m Proudly Nigerian, British”

– Posted in: International News

Anthony Joshua met the Queen of England as he spoke in front of the Royal Family during a service to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday. Britain’s unified heavyweight world champion, who proudly also represents his Nigerian background, was chosen to give a reflection at Westminster Abbey. ” A pleasure speaking in front of you all [...]

US Embassy arrests a Nigerian for Identity Fraud

– Posted in: 9ja_gossip

Officials of the United States Consulate General’s Office in Lagos have nabbed a 45-year-old American-based Nigerian, Stephen Ezenduka at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for alleged identity fraud. The culprit was said to have been living in the United States with a fictitious name, Mr. David Bussey, a claim the police said the [...]