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The Nigerian High Commission in Atlanta Georgia  has become a Cesspool of Corruption as some Nigerians who traveled to Atlanta from Houston for their Nigerian international passport-renewal walk out with horrible stories of bribery, extortion, and massive corruption. One victim complained of how applicants were requested to bring a blank Money Order of $130 each by one Hannatu at the Gate before they can be allowed in, and this has become a routine.  Here’s is...

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“Right now, the biggest question labour leaders should be asking is how they can maintain the relevance of their organization in the coming years,” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu Labour unions in Nigeria have attained a near-seamless integration with strike action, such that the only thing they are known for is industrial action. Aside from their frequent fights with the government over price regulation, salary increment, payments of benefits, as well as other demands for better working conditions,...

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Bauchi State Government is to spend the sum of 32,147,500,000 million naira for the conduct of Livestock vaccination campaign in the State which will cover vaccines, equipment and allowances of the personnel. Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed today made this known while performing the official launching of the 2021 Annual Livestock vaccination Campaign at Galambi Cattle Ranch. A statement by Lawal Muazu Bauchi, Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Bala Mohammed said, the governor disclosed...

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The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday said the three Local Government Areas have been under constant attacks by bandits in recent times. He said some residents of the village were also abducted, and cattle rustled during the attack, while an unspecified number of injured victims are receiving treatment in hospitals. Aruwan added that many of the houses in the community were...

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Due to security challenges bedeviling the Northern region, Governors of the 19 Northern States and traditional rulers of the region are meeting in Kaduna over the issue. At their last meeting on Nov. 2, 2020, the Northern Governors had set up two committees to push for statutory roles for traditional rulers and another on youth and civil societies. In a message to the two-day meeting, which opened on Thursday at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna,...

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In a build-up to 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, posters of some serving Governors in the North have started manifesting indicating their interest to vie for the exalted position in the area. The latest is that of Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello whose posters for the President were seen around strategic locations in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Last week, Governor El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state dismissed the insinuations that he will vie for the presidency...

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To think that Obiano will have no hand in determining who takes over from him is in effect setting one’s self up for disappointment. ―Ebuka Onyekwelu In about eight months today, the Anambra state governorship election will hold. As it is with every political journey, years have shrunk to months, and finally to days since 2017 when governor Obiano fought what perhaps, was the biggest battle of his life and without doubt, the most terrifying...

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Candidates engage in war of words as Anambra election draws closer Party battle to win Anambra State in the forthcoming election may have taken a new turn with the latest exchange between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh.   Dr.  Ngige, had referred to  Chief Umeh as “an abandoned property as he answers questions regarding alleged consistent attacks...

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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Wednesday, joined the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge, a social media challenge which has been trending online since the beginning of the week. The challenge has attracted has attracted great attention recently with the historic emergence of Nigeria’s pride, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization.     Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian development economist, is known for her African print Ankara wears and peculiar headgear usually tilted...

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by John Campbell On February 17, a gang of “gunmen” kidnapped more than forty students, teachers, and administrators from a secondary school in Niger State. At least one student was killed. Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed for assistance from President Muhammadu Buhari, who has ordered all four service chiefs to go to Niger State to coordinate rescue operations. In December, “bandits” kidnapped some three hundred schoolboys from a school in Kankara, located in Katsina State. There have been several other mass kidnappings,...

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