Buhari raises alarm on danger of escalation of war in Ukraine

President Muhammadu Buhari says the danger of escalation of the war in Ukraine further justifies Nigeria’s resolute calls for a nuclear-free world and a universal Arms Trade Treaty. The Nigerian leader, who stated this while addressing world leaders at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States, said the call had become necessary to prevent global human disasters. He, therefore, demanded that world leaders must find quick means to reach consensus on the nuclear non-proliferation Treaty with related commitments by nuclear weapon states. In a speech…

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Fake news bigger threat to democracy than gun – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the biggest threat to democracy is no longer the gun, but propaganda, fake news and disinformation. Jonathan stated this in Abuja at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation 2022 Peace Conference with the theme, “Nation Building: The Role of Peaceful Elections in a Multi-Ethnic Context’’. Jonathan urged young Nigerians to embrace good conduct rather than hate speech, saying those advocating for violence and orchestrating fake news were the big threats to democracy. “We must discourage this issue of hate speech and propaganda that are going on because…

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131-carat diamond unearthed in Angola

A 131-carat white Type IIa diamond was uncovered from the Lulo mine, a 3,000 square km concession in Angola’s Lunda Norte diamond heartland. The country’s state-owned diamond company Endiama announced this on Wednesday. The diamond was found by Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company, and its partners in Lulo’s Block 19, 11 days after a 160-carat diamond was extracted from the same mine. According to the company, this makes it the fourth diamond of over 100 carats to be discovered from the mine this year and the 29th overall, the company said.…

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House of Reps urges IGP on thorough investigation of alleged killing of Ummita by Chinese boyfriend

late Ummulkulthum Buhari and estranged lover Geng Guaroung

The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police (I-G) to direct a thorough investigation into alleged killing of Miss Ummulkulthum Buhari, by a Chinese national, Mr Geng Quanrong in Kano. The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Kabiru Rurum (APC-Kano state) at the plenary on Wednesday. Moving the motion, Rurum said that the suspected murder of the young lady occurred last week, in her house in Janbulo, Dorayi Babba in Gwale Local Government area of Kano State. The lawmaker said that…

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Buhari’s speech at 77th session of UNGA in New York

President Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York

WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2022 Mr. President, Heads of State and Government, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. President, On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, I congratulate you on your well-deserved election as President of the 77th Session of this August Assembly. I assure you of the full support and cooperation of the Nigerian delegation during your tenure. I commend your predecessor, H.E Abdullah Shahid for the many remarkable achievements of the General Assembly under his leadership during these challenging times. May I also congratulate the Secretary-General, Mr.…

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Retirees protest in Niger Govt House over non-payment of gratuity in 8 years

Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello

Retirees in Niger on Wednesday stormed the Government House, Minna to protest the non-payment of their gratuity for the past eight years. One of the retirees, Alhaji Idris Ndalati, who retired as Chief Driver from Government House, told Newsmen that he had not been paid his gratuity for seven years. According to him, many retirees in Niger have died while some were bedeviled by high blood pressure and strike due to problems associated with non-payment of their benefits. Ndalati further explained that “Our children have stopped going to school because…

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Kano Govt converts Maitama Sule’s residence to Democratic Center

Late Yusuf Maitama Sule

The Kano state government has acquired the residence of late Dr Yusuf Maitama-Sule, former Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations, for the establishment of a Democratic Centre and Museum. A statement by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday in Kano said the action was to promote democracy and good governance in Nigeria. He said that the construction work had already commenced at the residence and old British Council Library along Emir’s Palace in the ancient city of Kano. Garba said the project worth over N621million would be in…

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Ummitta Murder: Kano Court remands Chinese lover in Correctional Custody

Gereng and Ummitta.

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Wednesday, ordered that a 47-year-old Chinese National, Geng Quanrong, be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, 22. The police charged Geng, who lives in Nassarawa GRA Quarters Kano, with culpable homicide. Chief Magistrate, Hanif Sanusi-Chiroma, who did take the plea of Geng, ordered that he should be remanded in Kurmawa Correctional Centre, pending legal advice. Sanusi-Chiroma adjourned the matter until Oct.13, for further mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Khalifa Auwal-Hashim, said that Geng committed the offence on…

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Chelsea sack commercial director over “inappropriate messages”


Chelsea said they have terminated the employment of commercial director Damian Willoughby with immediate effect. The English Premier League side said Willoughby’s sacking came after receiving evidence he had sent “inappropriate messages” before his appointment. Willoughby began working at Chelsea earlier this month following the club’s take-over by an investment group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital. “Evidence of inappropriate messages sent by Mr Willoughby, prior to his appointment at Chelsea FC earlier this month, has recently been provided to and investigated by the club,” a club spokesperson told…

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Senate confirms Justice Ariwoola as substantive CJN

CJN Olukayode Ariwoola

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The confirmation followed his screening at the plenary on Wednesday. Ariwoola, while responding to questions before his confirmation said the major challenge of the judiciary was inadequate funding of its operations. He said the judiciary must be funded, saying that judges should not been seen as begging. He urged the senate to always give expeditious approval to budgets of the judiciary to enable it discharge its duties. On allegation that some judges…

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