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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with elder statesman, Niger Delta Leader, and former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, as he turns 93 years old. The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina quoted the President as giving glory to God for the gift of long life and sound mind bestowed on Chief Clark. President Buhari noted...

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The Kebbi State Government says it has received 83 additional Almajiri (Qu’anic education pupils) repatriated from Kano State. The development was made known in a statement signed by Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Media, in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday. A copy made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the children were received by the Chairman of the state’s Task Force on COVID-19, and also Commissioner for Health,...

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A teenage girl, Margaret Ikumu, 19, of Oni community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue, has faked her own death on social media to avoid financial pressure from her mother. A statement signed by DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, made this known on Sunday. Elkana said that Ikumu, through her Facebook account, reported to have died a few days ago and was secretly buried by her two friends, Marvelous Mary and...

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Rasak Adekoya is a young visually impaired Nigeria. He is a Public Speaker, Brand Strategist, Assistive Technology Expert, and an Inclusive Leadership Coach. He is an astute writer who has authored four books, also an Ashoka Change Maker Scholar and the founder of two social enterprises – African Volunteering Week and Brand your Waithood. In this exclusive interview with The West African Pilot News reporter, Bada Yusuf, he discussed the stigmatisation and emotional trauma people living...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the government and people of Rivers over the passing of legal icon, author and law professor, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, conveyed the message in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Buhari prayed that God would comfort those mourning the legal luminary, especially his family, the academia, Nigerian Bar Association and Body of Benchers as well as friends...

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A housewife, Salma Hassan, 18, who allegedly stabbed her husband to death, has said that she did that because she didn’t know that sex was part of marital obligations. Salma, who is being detained by the Police Command in Bauchi, told newsmen that she killed her husband, Mohammed Mustafa, because she thought he was “just trying to defile me”. “I didn’t know that sex is a marital obligation. On that day, when he approached me...

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Salma Hassan, a 17-year-old teenage wife has been paraded before the Bauchi State Police Command for stabbing her husband to death. Salma who hails from Itas Gadau Local Government Area of Bauchi, has on Thursday confessed to having stabbed her husband, Mohammed Mustapha with a knife to death for attempting to have sex with her without her consent. The suspect, Salma Hassan, told journalists after been paraded alongside other suspects by the Bauchi State Police...

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Nollywood actress, Emilia Dike, is dead. She reportedly died on Wednesday in Enugu after slumping. Mr Okechukwu Oku, a movie Director, who expressed sadness over the bad news, took to his Instagram page on Thursday @okechukwuoku to announce the death of the actress. ”Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo. “Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today. ” A woman...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with former Chief of General Staff, retired Lt.-Gen. Oladipo Diya, over the passing of his wife, Deborah Folashade Diya, praying that the almighty God will comfort the family. The President’s condolence message was released by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Wednesday. President Buhari joined family members, friends, and associates of Chief Folashade Diya, particularly members of the United African...

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan had dissociated himself from giving the position on Niger Delta over agitations for Biafra. In a statement signed by his media adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze on Saturday, Jonathan also disowned an online publication which reported that he spoke on the relationship between the South East and Niger Delta. In the report, Jonathan was said to have spoken on the position of Niger Delta over agitation for Biafra in a speech he...