HOW MY GENERATION FAILED NIGERIANS – WOLE SOYINKA REVEALS

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate has said thay his generation has failed the country. Soyinka spoke on Hard Talk, a BBC programme. He said that the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised. Zeinab Badawi, anchor of the programme, had asked the literary scholar: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed […]

OPINION: NIGERIAN MUSICIANS CAN’T WIN GRAMMY – BROWN

A popular musician and recording artiste, Akintunde Brown says Nigerian musicians can not win Grammy award because “we sing in our local dialect and the sounds are poor.” Brown disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. “We have sounds from different parts of Africa, the mixture will […]

DR CONGO: VIOLENCE MAY BE CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, UN SAYS

United Nations investigation says violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year may amount to crimes against humanity. It says at least 500 people were killed, including families burnt alive in their homes and a two-year-old who was thrown into a septic tank. Ethnic violence broke out when one community wanted to bury one […]

THE RISE AND FALL OF SARAKI DYNASTY

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday. The margins of defeat from the February 23 elections are indisputable just like the resolve of the electorate to […]

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS SATURDAY MORNING

President Muhammad Buhari has appointed a new Acting Comptroller General (CG) of the Federal Fire Service (FFF) in the person of Liman AIhaji Ibrahim. Ibrahim takes over from Mr. Joseph Anebi, whose retirement age elapsed six months back. President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his second tenure is going to be “tough.” Addressing members of […]

ELECTIONS: OUTRAGE AS BUHARI SAYS DEATH AWAITS BALLOT BOX SNATCHERS

Politicians, human rights activists, lawyers and prominent Nigerians on Monday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that death awaited ballot box snatchers during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari had early on Monday while speaking at a national caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, said ballot box snatchers would […]

HEALTH: ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED BEVERAGES INCREASE STROKE RISK – STUDY

A new study has found that artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) could lead to vascular diseases, local media reported on Saturday. According to the study published on Thursday in the journal, Stroke, drinking over two ASBs a day could increase the risk of all types of stroke. The result was based on an analysis of over […]