Politics

IBB’s son: June 12 will haunt my father for life

Mohammed Babangida, eldest son of former military president of Nigeria better known as IBB, says his father told him that the annulment of the June 12, 1993, election will haunt him for the rest of his life.

The annulment plunged...

Nigeria's Buhari saga: The fake wedding, the president and the family feud

Nigeria's first family, the Buharis, are embroiled in a still-developing story resembling one of Nollywood's many Sunday-evening soap operas.

It is a story about the president purportedly taking a second wife - a female cabinet member...

Turkish president Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter "in the bin", the BBC has been told.

In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: "Don't be a...

Nigeria to hold oil licensing rounds in 2020 — 13 years after the last

Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, says the government will hold an oil licensing round in 2020.

Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg on Friday, the minister said Nigeria and other members of the Organisation...

Aisha Buhari apologises to Nigerians over viral video

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has apologised for the embarrassment of a video where she was seen shouting at Aso Rock.

According to Suleiman Haruna, her spokesman, the first lady tendered the apology when she played host to...

‘INEC’s neutrality questionable’ — 10 highlights of EU report on 2019 polls

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria on Saturday released the final report gathered from its observation of the 2019 general election.

The report highlighted a number of issues regarding the polls and gave 30...

Banditry could be worse than Boko Haram – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has been in the saddle since November, 2017, following the sack of his predecessor, Babachir Lawal. In this interview, he explains the dynamics of his office, its interface...

Why Vice President Osinbajo, Abacha family are after me – Ex-Minister Adoke

PT: Why did you advise the President to sack Justice Ayo Salami?

Adoke: Very interesting! That is one place where Nigerians have been most unfair to me. It is most cruel, most unkind, very unforgiving, and unpardonable sin against my...

Nigeria Loses N400bn Annually To Medical Tourism, Says Buhari

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the huge amount Nigerians spend annually seeking medical care outside the country.

The President expressed his concern at the inauguration of new participants of the Senior Executive...

China is becoming an election issue in Asia. And that's bad news for Beijing

Two years ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo -- also known as Jokowi -- stood shoulder to shoulder with Xi Jinping for a group photo to celebrate the Chinese leader's Belt and Road project.

Yet now, as Jokowi seeks re-election, he...

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