Category archives for: AFRICA

BANNED: Miley Cyrus’ Concert in Dominican Republic ‘W~R~E~C~K~E~D’!


Miley Cyrus Banned from Performing in Dominican Republic Miley Cyrus’s upcoming concert in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled after the government banned her from performing on the grounds of morality. The commission that oversees public performances said the pop star would not be allowed to hold her show on September 13 because she “undertakes […]

B R E A K I N G N E W S!!! Spouses of dead victims test positive of Ebola

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

The first case of secondary contact of Ebola Virus Disease was recorded in Lagos. Total number of Ebola Virus Disease cases is now 14 in Nigeria. The doctors that have primary contact with the late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer and got infected with the Ebola Virus Disease. The two new cases of the Ebola Virus confirmed […]

EXCLUSIVE: The Houses That They Built


Dr. Michael Iheonukara Okpara (1920-1984) took over as Premier of Eastern Nigeria in January 1960 from Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe (1904-1996). The old Eastern Nigeria now consists of nine states namely Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra states. For six years, he was head of government of Eastern Nigeria. Dr. […]

EXCLUSIVE: Soyinka lied; Rust isn’t Ripeness [Series 2]…A MUST READ


…continued from series 1 Fayose says Soyinka is too opaque for his liking and that he’s less comfortable with the stubbornness and hairless ambition that ring Soyinka’s design to smuggle into the dictionary of Nigerian politics what is clearly a forcefully-contrived, unimpressive cluster of alliterations – as in PFPF. If Soyinka, the opaque neologist, becomes […]

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Records Newly Confirmed Ebola Cases – Official


Nigeria has recorded two new Ebola cases, the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced Friday. Mr. Chukwu, a professor, said the new cases are spouses of the primary contacts of the index case, Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria. He said the new cases are the first secondary contacts to test […]

FINALLY! Jonathan welcomes Ribadu to PDP

Ribadu and Jonathan

The Presidency has welcomed the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The presidency described his defection as a positive development to the Nigerian polity. Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri, wrote on Twitter that Ribadu’s name could be […]

DETAILS: How Aregbesola snatched victory from the jaws of the lion – Falana reveals


Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria in this interviewreviews the outcome of the August 9, 2014 governorship election in Osun State You predicted that Governor Rauf Aregbesola was going to win and he won. What gave you that confidence? One didn’t have to be a futurologist to know that Governor Rauf Aregbesola was going to […]

ADAMAWA RACE: Why I can never campaign for ‘uncle Nuhu’- El-Rufai son


Bello El-Rufai, Older son of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that he will disown his father if he defects from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), to the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Bello’s declaration is coming after the recent defection of a former Chairman of the […]

150,000 Seek Enlistment Into Osun Youth Programme


Mr Oyewole Enibukun, the Head of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES), says more than 150,000 youths have applied for enlistment into the programme. Enibukun made this known in Osogbo while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “The processes of recruiting another 20,000 youths into the O-YES programme is currently ongoing. “More than 150,000 […]

Osun Government Reiterates Support For All Religion

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Osun State Government says it will continue to provide a level playing ground for all religion. The State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola stated this at the grand finale of 2014 Isese day. Represented by the State Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Home Affairs, Mr. Sikiru Ayedun, Mr. Aregbesola appreciated the support of traditional leaders urging […]

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