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May 29, 2017 8:39 PM ‘Buhari’s health — his ability to lead — has overshadowed politics in Nigeria’

Nigeria’s ailing president was glaringly absent on Monday as his deputy marked their two years in power, with no word on the head of state’s health three weeks after he went on indefinite medical leave. Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo were sworn into office on May 29, 2015, two months after securing the first opposition victory against 13

May 27, 2017 4:23 PM ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bus Attack on Christians That Killed 29 in Egypt

(MINYA, Egypt) — The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29. Egypt responded to Friday's attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said were militant bases in eastern Libya 16

May 27, 2017 12:08 PM Osinbajo departs Abuja for G7 Summit in Italy

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has, Saturday, departed Abuja for Taormina, Sicily in Italy for the ongoing G7 Summit. The Special Assistant on Media to the Acting President, Laolu Akande made this known to newsmen on Saturday morning. According to him, “Acting President, Osinbajo, invited to ongoing G7 summit in Italy to represent Nigeria 18

May 27, 2017 6:59 AM Nigeria invited to G7 Summit – Presidency

Nigeria has been invited to the G7 Summit, which is currently being held in Taormina, Sicily in Italy. This was confirmed by the Special Assistant on Media to the Acting President, Laolu Akande. “Acting President, Osinbajo, invited to ongoing G7 summit in Italy to represent Nigeria, leaves this morning and is expected back later in the evening today 15

May 27, 2017 3:29 AM Coup Plot Can Never Succeed In Nigeria Again– Shettima

Opposing recent rumours of an alleged coup plot by the military in the country, Borno State governor , Alhaji Kashim Shettima has said such a plot can never succeed in Nigeria. He emphatically stressed that there can never be a coup plot in the country and that the country can never return to the dark age. The governor stated this during the signing 12

May 26, 2017 12:41 PM Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7

TAORMINA, Italy Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. President Donald Trump over trade and climate change. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted NATO allies for spending 11

May 26, 2017 9:06 AM Nigeria's future is uncertain

The Ohaneze Ndigbo has noted that the future of Nigeria is bleak and that the effect of the Biafra civil war has continued to linger thereby affecting the political relationship of each region. Daily Post reports that John Nwodo who is the president-general of the apex Igbo group revealed this at the 90th birthday lecture for Chief Edwin Clark in Abuja 14

May 26, 2017 2:48 AM 17 Years After, Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill

The Senate yesterday passed the first part of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), a modified version of the much anticipated Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), after 17 years of consideration. The passage of the PIGB, which is just a quarter of the four components of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), followed the final consideration and adoption 11

May 26, 2017 12:02 AM Senate passes petroleum governance bill 14 years after …APC, NUPENG, PENGASSAN hail passage

The Senate on Thursday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, which seeks to unbundle the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and merged its subsidiaries into a single entity. The passage of the bill came 14 years after the original Petroleum Industry Bill was drafted and submitted to the National Assembly. The PIGB, formerly known as the Petroleum 14

May 25, 2017 6:27 PM President Trump and Emmanuel Macron Just Had a Really Long Handshake

(BRUSSELS) — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white. Trump finally seemed ready to pull away — but Macron evidently wasn't. The French 18