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So far, only six officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 16 other bankers have been arrested and charged for allegedly recycling mutilated naira notes. Only N8billion was allegedly stolen. But there are indications that the number of...
Protests have erupted in several American cities, including Chicago and Minneapolis, over the murder, this Monday, of a 46-year-old African-American man, George Floyd. White police officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin a handcuffed Floyd to...
AshakaCem Plc, the cement manufacturers that are now a full subsidiary of Lafarge SA, on Thursday night elected Malam Suleiman Yahyah its new chairman. Yahyah's emergence followed the expiration of Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga's tenure and his stepping down. The new...
One of the most colourful politicians to come out of northern Nigeria, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Sunday night breathed his last in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. In old age – and for all practical purposes blind – Sule spent...
At the Idu checkpoint, near Karmo, policemen on routine duty flagged down an unmarked Hilux van. Two of the hoodlums in the van wound down the van's glasses and immediately opened fire on three policemen, killing them instantly. A...
17:00hours GMT -- Theresa May has become the United Kingdom's 76th prime minister.  Earlier today, David Cameron had submitted his resignation as British prime minister to Queen Elizabeth II, and the latter had formally accepted it. May's convoy  arrived in...
Abuja, January 23, 2020—Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and determine whether his journalism was the motive for...
The United States will soon have a new secretary of defence. The current holder of the office, Chuk Hegel, 68, has decided to step down after two years. President Barack Obama said he and Hegel had been discussing it...
The Enugu State Police Command has announced the arrest of two kidnappers who allegedly were among those that abducted and murdered Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu, a Catholic priest of Enugu Diocese, last month. Rev. Fr. Ugwu...
The graduating class of 2017 at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria, will experience a touch of royalty on May 13, says Mr Daniel Okereke, AUN’s executive director, communications and public relations, in a release. The...

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