Nigerian kid shinning with Berliner AK 07

He is just 10 but Nigerian Yusuf Babangida Aliyu is already turning the eyes as a  sensation with Berliner AK 07 in the  German Regionalliga Nordost  in the states of Berlin. Born 4 April 2010 in Berlin, Yusuf  holds dual citizenship  as a Nigerian-German;  and was actually born into a footballing family  with his father […]

Peacekeeping: UN recognises Nigerian policewoman

CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a statement by Oluseyi Soremekun, […]

Panel to meet DisCos on electricity tariffs

Talks between the Federal Government and Labour on electricity tariffs increase will resume next week, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), said on Thursday. The seven-man technical sub-committee set up to review the increase in electricity tariffs will meet with power Distribution Companies (DisCos) and electricity consumers across the six geo-political […]

Police lost 22 personnel, 205 stations to #ENDSARS

No fewer than 22 police personnel were killed and many others injured during the #ENDSARS protests, the Force Headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Abuja has stated. Many others were inflicted with life-threatening injuries while 205 police stations and formations were burnt, Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said on Friday. Mba, in a statement, […]

Oyetola hands over recovered items to owners

OSUN State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday handed over recovered belongings looted across the state to their owners. The Special Adviser on Special Duties to the Governor, who is also the Secretary of the Ad-hoc Committee on Recovery of Stolen Items, Mr. Samson Owoyokun, said looting was done in 14 local governments. The Nation reports […]

Britain: Time to unbundle the Nigerian contraption

The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has a choice either to make history or follow the dehumanizing history of his forebears for lumping Northern Nigeria and  Southern Nigeria Protectorate together, against the people’s volition in a forceful Almagamtion in 1914 by Lord Frederick Lugard. Devoid of cathartic memories, the solemn event marked the […]

NASS will ensure justice for SARS victims, Lawan assures

Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Monday assured the National Assembly would ensure justice for all victims of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) police outfit. Lawan, in a statement personally signed by him in Abuja, called on security agencies to stop the orgy of looting and vandalism now prevalent across major cities in the […]

The after-raft

While we awaited the president to speak, I conjured the image of the last Romanov Czar before the monarchy fell to the Bolsheviks in the first quarter of the 20th century. Nicholas II was asked to speak to the crowd. They panted and surged and held their breaths. All they wanted was to hear his […]