Politics

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...

Sibeth Ndiaye: Who is the French government's new spokeswoman?

The newest member of the French government has been a citizen of France for less than three years - but now, she will speak for the country.

Sibeth Ndiaye, the new government spokeswoman, was born in Dakar, Senegal, and only obtained...

Australian senator egged after racist comments

A far-right Australian senator had to be restrained by security officials Saturday after punching a young man protesting his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning drew international...

EFCC Witness Reveals How Okupe Ran A Government Office Without Vouchers

Hassan Saidu, prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has told the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, engaged in...

How Nigerian political ‘godfathers’ were humbled in 2019

The word ‘godfather’ has different meanings to different people. In Nigerian politics, a godfather is a ‘big boss’ that maintains political control of a territory by ensuring that either he or his self-chosen appointees are elected to govern such...

Ex-IGP blasts Omokri: Jonathan will be sad if I open up

Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, has issued out a warning to Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking with reporters when he visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (...

Saraki: I joined presidential race to fight for Nigerians, not personal ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the major thrust of his presidential aspiration is to unite the nation and set it on the path of sustainable economic growth.

Saraki made this known while addressing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

AGF wades into suit to stop removal of Saraki as senate president

Nigeria’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has questioned the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court to entertain a suit seeking to stop the Senate President Bukola Saraki’s removal.

Following Mr Saraki’s defection from the ruling...

#AdeosunGate: Atiku knocks Buhari on minister’s forged certificate

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari for not taking action on the certificate forgery scandal involving finance minister, Kemi Adeosun.

Mr Abubakar also flayed the president for not punishing...

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