Queen warns of ‘tribalism’ in Christmas address

Queen Elizabeth II warned of religious “tribalism” in a Christmas message on Tuesday delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU. The tone of the 92-year-old monarch’s annual TV appearances reflected a sombre mood sweeping the island nation as it ponders the perils of leaving the European project after […]

Syrian government forces ‘enter’ Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Syrian government forces have entered the country’s northern border region of Manbij controlled by Kurdish fighters, local sources told Al Jazeera and Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency. Trucks carrying regime forces and equipment, two tanks, and other armoured vehicles have arrived in the village of Arimah in the western countryside of Manbij, sources told Anadolu Agency […]

Omoyele Sowore: Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war a joke

The 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has said the war on corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is selective, saying his government will use technology to end corruption if elected. Sowore, who spoke during a TV programme tagged “Roadmap 2019” on Channels TV on Monday night, said he […]

William Kumuyi: Clerics giving unfulfilled New Year prophecies are false prophets

The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has said clerics making new year prophecies which are unfulfilled are mere false prophets. Kumuyi spoke on Monday during the National December Retreat of the church at the Deeper Life Conference Centre, Ogun State. The five-day retreat, themed, ‘Hope: Feasting after the famine,’ […]

13 soldiers, one policeman killed as troops confront Boko Haram in Yobe

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had repelled attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at a military formation in Kukareta, Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe. In a statement, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, said the insurgents had, on Monday at about 6: 30 pm, attacked a Military Forward […]

Elections in Comoros set for March – decree

Elections in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Comoros will take place in March, according to a presidential decree published on Monday. Voters will choose the president of the union, a role that had rotated among the three islands of Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli, and the governors of each island. The decree sets […]

Olusegun Obasanjo: We are to blame, if peace eludes us

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to keep working for peace as the 2019 general elections draw closer. He warned that Nigerians, and not God, should accept responsibility, if peace eludes the country. The elder statesman gave the advice on Sunday evening during the 2018 Christmas Carol and Service of Six Lessons organised by […]

Yemi Osinbajo performs Next Level theme song

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo thrilled some residents of Abuja to `Next Level’, a song composed from the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections. The vice president addressed a crowd of enthusiastic residents, then paid a visit to the family of Abdulwaheed Yusuf in Garki Area 1, before visiting the family […]

Oyetola Urges Christians To Celebrate Christmas Peacefully

Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, the Osun State governor, has admonished Christians to celebrate the Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, peacefully. Oyetola, in his Christmas message to residents of the state, while rejoicing with them on the occasion, urged them to allow Jesus’ message of love, peace and humility be their guiding principle. He said: “I […]

Kayode Fayemi greets Christians, says Nigeria can achieve more in unity

Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti State governor, has congratulated Christians in the state, saying the nation can achieve more if the people are united. The governor urged Christians to continue to live by example in matters relating to love, peace and progress. Fayemi maintained that Christmas is a season to demonstrate love for one another […]