Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Gunmen on Wednesday attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

    The Spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren, said in a statement that the gunmen left a death note for one of the Commission’s top detectives.

    He, however, said the attack on the compl...


  • By Afam Nkemdiche: Our mumu never do! By Afam Nkemdiche: Our mumu never do!
    Nigeria’s comedy industry grows by the day. Comedy, it now seems, is the readiest avenue to stardom in Nigeria; very funny. Every which way one looked in the country they are as likely to behold an unfurling hilarious drama. You do not need to be able to afford a premium ticket to enjoy a good comedy at the Muson Centre in Lagos; or such-like places. Variegated comedy theaters abound in the Nigerian landscape, with high-performing actors and actresses on hand;…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:22
  • By Luke Onyekakeyah: Struggle for the soul of Nigeria By Luke Onyekakeyah: Struggle for the soul of Nigeria
    Any close watcher of events in the country in recent times would know that the country is passing through a very trying period. Never in the history of Nigeria has it faced this kind of troubles. The troubles are multifaceted. Over and above every other thing is the battle for the soul of Nigeria. The centrifugal forces from different sectors of Nigeria want to rip it apart. It looks like a joke. But never before has the country been so…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:18
  • By Simon Abah: Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill By Simon Abah: Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill
    I refer to Chidi Anselm Odinkalu’s opinion piece titled, “Nigeria’s toxic NGO Regulation Bill” in The Guardian of July 27, 2017. His fears on a draconian bill from the federal parliament (House) to monitor the activities of non-governmental organisations are in order. Thanks to civil society, Nigerians are vibrant, and demand accountability from governments which have led to the ushering in of a degree of open governance. Thanks to foreign aid, the AIDS scourge around the world has reduced tremendously.…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:15


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    Chris Brown has spoken about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, describing how a violent relationship culminated with him punching her. The Barbados-born singer was pictured bruised and with a split lip after Brown attacked her in his car in 2009. In a new documentary, he said Rihanna had been kicking and hitting him during an argument about another woman before he "really hit her" and bit her arm. He said he felt like a "monster" and the fight would "haunt me forever". Brown received five years probation and a community service order for the assault. In the documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to my Life, he said the relationship started going downhill after he admitted being unfaithful with a former employee, despite previously denying it. Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The couple got back together after the assault but split for good in 2013 After that revelation, Brown said Rihanna "hated" him and their relationship turned increasingly volatile. "She didn't care, she just didn't trust me after that," he said. "From there, it just went downhill because it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well... "We were fighting each other. She would hit me, I would hit her.…
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