State of emergency declared in Sudanese city after party HQ torched

A state of emergency was declared in the Sudanese city of Atbara after hundreds of people protested against price increases and set fire to the local headquarters of the ruling party, officials from Nile River state said. A curfew was declared from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Atbara — Sudan’s railway hub, with a […]

France says Islamic State has not been wiped from map in Syria

France’s defense minister said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had been weakened but not been wiped from the map in Syria and that the fight to defeat them definitively in their remaining pockets needed to carry on. “Islamic State has been weakened more than ever,” Florence Parly said on Twitter, responding to U.S. President […]

Why Christmas Is Not Christian Celebration – Daddy Freeze

Nigerian on-air personality Daddy Freeze has said Christians should not celebrate Christmas as it is a pagan tradition. Freeze said the celebration was dedicated to celebrating a pagan god, Nimrod’s birthday in a reaction to a video by an American pastor Brother Benx who said Christmas was unbiblical. “You can’t just conjure up a date […]

Buhari Explains Why He Increased Salaries Of Policemen

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated that the increase in salary of police was not meant to induce them to support his second term bid. Buhari, who stated this at the passing out of cadets at the Police Academy, Kano said such would amount to corruption which his administration was fighting and would continue to fight. […]

Aisha Reacts To Lawmakers’ Mocking Of Buhari During Budget Proposal (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Rights activist Aisha Yesufu has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for asking unruly federal lawmakers to comport themselves during his eventful 2019 budget presentation. The Nigerian leader, on Wednesday, proposed N8.83 trillion to the National Assembly amid a rowdy session. President Buhari presents 2019 Budget to National Assembly (image courtesy Presidency) Tagged ‘Budget of Sustenance’, the […]

Santa Obama Visits Children’s Hospital In Washington (Photos)

Barack Obama surprised patients when he delivered gifts at a children’s hospital in Washington on Wednesday. The former president wore a Santa hat and carried a sack of presents over his shoulder as he surprised patients and their parents at the hospital, Children’s National Health System, in the north-east part of the capital. He greeted […]

Senate Confirms Abba-Aji As Supreme Court Justice

Justice Uwani Abba-Aji was on Thursday confirmed as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria by the Senate. Justice Abba-Aji was confirmed after the lawmakers considered a report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters during plenary in Abuja. Senator David Umaru, who heads the committee charged to screen Abba Aji’s […]

Presidency Reacts To Lawmakers’ Booing Of Buhari At NASS

The Presidency has said the actions of federal lawmakers during President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation at the National Assembly was not surprising. Concise News had reported that there were cheers and boos on Wednesday as Buhari presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. Speaking on the issue, the Senior […]