BEYONCE| HER LATEST VIDEO – ‘FORMATION’ (A MUST VIEW).

The day before Beyoncé takes the stage during the Coldplay–headlined Super Bowl 50 halftime show, the singer dropped her surprise new single “Formation,” her first new song since her Beyoncé: Platinum Edition was released in November 2014. “Formation” is available to stream and download for free exclusively through Tidal. After a largely quiet 2015, this is Beyoncé’s second new video in as…

OBASANJO PROSTRATES FOR OONI: LIKE HIM OR LOATHE HIM. ADMIRE HIM. (PHOTO)

Former Nigeria’s President and elder statesman, Olusegun Obasanjo Friday during a visit to the palace of the prostrated before Ooni of Ife,  Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The Monarch who  is 41 years old while the ex-president is a septuagenarian.Obasanjo visted the Ooni  in the company some of his associates, such as Femi Okunnu, Femi Majekodunmi and…

#LagosMarathon| Abraham Kiptum Wins. He is Kenyan.

After three hours of marathon race at the Access Bank Lagos City 42.1km, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptom, emerged winner in 2hrs 21 mins, 20 secs ahead of his fellow compatriot, Hosea Kipkembe. Also, Debebe Toise of Ethiopia came third behind the Kenyans. The race began at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos on Saturday at 7.10 a….

#RIPTWITTER |Twitter set to change. 140 character limit to end.

Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned. The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter’s algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from the current feed’s reverse chronological order. It is unclear whether Twitter…

Buhari|IBB’s Structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) Destroyed Naira.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) killed the Naira. Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, instituted SAP between 1986 and 1988. However, during an interactive session with BBC, Buhari traced the origin of the problem facing the Nigerian currency to the administration that succeeded his in the military era. Structural adjustment programmes…

“They’ll Burn in Hell” by Babatunde Jose ll

There is no better abode for those who are bent on making our lives in this country a living hell, than for them to burn in hell. It is not a curse but a logical summation of our anguish and pain, our helplessness and despondency, our lamentation and our cries. The courts of man have…

Nigerian Growth Rate Seen Rising From Lowest This Century.

Nigeria’s economic growth is forecast to accelerate in 2016 from its slowest pace in 16 years, as the government increases investment in power and housing projects and tackles wasteful spending, the statistics agency said. Growth in gross domestic product is forecast to be 3.8 percent in 2016 from an estimated 3 percent last year, the…

Nigeria To End Oil Swaps, Go Directly To Refiners From March.

Nigeria will replace crude oil swap agreements in March with a system under which it will directly sell crude oil to refiners and purchase refined oil products from them, the state oil company said on Tuesday. Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is almost wholly reliant on imported gasoline, kerosene and other petroleum products, despite exporting…

AIT Apologises to Tinubu over ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ Documentary.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday withdrew the N150bn libel suit he filed against DAAR Communications Plc, the owner of African Independent Television. Tinubu filed the suit last March in protest against a documentary titled ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ aired repeatedly on AIT in the build-up to the 2015…

AMCON Dissolves Board of Aero Contractors.

In furtherance of its statutory responsibility of acquiring Eligible Bank Assets and putting them to economic use in a profitable manner, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has dissolved the board of Aero Contractors and appointed a manager over the affairs of the airline. Disclosing this in a statement issued on Friday, the majority…

BREAKING: Osinbajo to act as President for 5 days…

PRESIDENT BUHARI BEGINS SHORT VACATION President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to February 10, 2016. While President Buhari is on vacation, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President. In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a…

Nigeria Celebrates New Record Electricity Generation Peak of 5,000MW.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, yesterday announced that for the first time in the history of Nigeria’s electricity generation profile, the country has attained the milestone of generating about 5,074 megawatts, MW, of electricity. Disclosing this through its Deputy General Manager, Public Affairs, Clement Ezeolisah, the System Operator department of TCN announced the attainment…

Olusegun Adeniyi|Fashola, PenCom and the Nigerian Debate – Part 2

A career woman, who left her three young children at home with three packed meals, returned to discover that only one of them ate the three packs, leaving the others with nothing. After inflicting some severe corporal punishment that drew tears from the erring child, the mother now decided on counselling. “I beat you because…

James Ibori| Released from UK prison, then re-arrested.

Former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori has completed his prison terms in the United Kingdom. But he is yet to be a free man, as he was immediately re-arrested. TheNEWS learnt that Ibori jailed 13 years in April 2012 by a Southwark Crown court in London was released by prison authorities on 22 January….

NIGERIA’S NEW ELECTRICITY TARIFF|Here’s What You Should Know.

The new electricity tariff introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) under the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2015, became effective on the 1st of February, 2016. Under the new tariff, residential customer category (R2) in the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Nasarawa and Kogi states, served by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) franchise, who previously paid N14…

VIDEO|Nigeria Air Force Drone Destroys Boko Haram’s Logistics Base

The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the force said in a statement Wednesday. The UAV, according to the spokesperson for the Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when it came across the gathering…

Another Bristow helicopter crashes in Lagos..

Another Bristow helicopter crashed in Lagos on Wednesday morning.The chopper, our correspondent gathered, disappeared from radar after it took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. It was suspected to have crashed into the Lagos lagoon, similar to a crash which occurred last year. The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, confirmed that the Bristow Helicopter was en route…

Tolu Ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi)’s Twitter Profile reveals New Appointment. Aide to Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment…

You may not have noticed, but Tolu Ogunlesi has been appointed as Strategic Communications Adviser to Enyinnaya Okechukwu Enelema, the Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment. Last year, social media was abuzz with rumours that Tolu was to be appointed as President Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media. The report which was published by Premium Times stated that…

Why Catholic Church Transferred Controversial Father Mbaka.

The Catholic Church on Monday clarified the recent transfer of Father Ejike Mbaka, saying the controversial priest was merely being sent to where he would be more useful to the church. In its first reaction since the controversy over the transfer broke, the church church said the posting was not meant to be punitive. In…

SENSATIONAL VIDEO|How Governor Ayodele Fayose Rigged Ekiti Elections.

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State is insisting that the Ekiti State governorship election was rigged, tendering evidences on how some areas were blocked in the state during the election. On Politics Today on Sunday, Mr Tope Aluko gave a breakdown of how the election was rigged in favour of…

Pep Guardiola Becomes Man City Head Coach Next Season.

Here’s the statement from Manchester City: “Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalised contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC head coach for the 2016-17 EPL season onwards. “The contract is for three years. These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012. “Out of…

CRITICAL|Names of Chibok Residents Killed in Boko Haram Attack Released.

The Bring Back Our Girls group, BBOG, has released the names of individuals who were killed and those injured during Wednesday’s suicide bomb attacks in Chibok, Borno State. Two suicide bombers suspected, to be female, on January 27 detonated their explosive devices at the main market, as well as at a military check point in…

Mikel John Obi Criticises Jose Mourinho again on BBC.

Mikel John Obi  has come out once again to criticise former manager José Mourinho. In an interview with the BBC, Mikel Obi said the atmosphere was a lot calmer, with current interim Coach Hiddink taking a different direct approach of communicating with players. He doesn’t ignore players as the previous manager in charge did, said Mikel …

Thierry Henry|Sack Louis van Gaal and hire Jose Mourinho.

Thierry Henry thinks Manchester United should sack Louis van Gaal and hire Jose Mourinho. The former Arsenal man has not been convinced by the Dutchman and thinks the club’s hierarchy should make a move for the ex-Chelsea boss. The Portuguese coach is available and Henry believes United should act sooner rather than later. ‘The club are crying…

GOODLUCK JONATHAN|Do you want to know why I really conceded to Buhari?

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has narrated why he decided to concede victory to current President Muhammadu Buhari in last year’s Presidential Election. He narrated this during a dinner in his honor by Cercle Diplomatique, Geneva, Switzerland. “I was actually in that valley on March 28, 2015”  “I never knew that the…

Legendary Broadcaster Terry Wogan is Dead.

Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed. In a statement, they said: “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. “He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask…

In Maiduguri, Army in Heavy Battle with Boko Haram Insurgents…

The Nigerian troops are said to be battling suspected Boko Haram terrorists as explosions and gunfire have been heard in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. According to Sahara Reporters, the insurgent have been attacking Dailori and Walonri villages, on outskirts of Maiduguri, since 7:23 pm. Some student of the University of Maiduguri residing at 202…

Ooni in another historic visit to Awujale; ends 75-yr old supremacy battle.

The recently coronated Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, on Friday visited the paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Sikiru Adetona, at Ijebu-Ode, ending 75 years of rivalry between the two monarchies.  Mr. Ogunwusi made a similar gesture when he visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on January 17 to end a 79-year old supremacy battle between…

Pius Adesanmi|The Nigeria of 2016 is inferior to the Nigeria before 1960.

“Truth is that Baroness Lynda Chalker was raking in millions as a “consultant” from the corrupt Nigerian establishment and was prepared to tell them any lies about themselves and their society to keep the funds flowing. She is British – she knows how to benefit from the inferiority complex of the postcolonized African. After all,…

PHOTOS: LAGOS BOAT TRAGEDY|7 Confirmed Dead, 8 Still Missing.

Dead bodies being evacuated after the Ijede boat tragedy on Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 There was tragedy at Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Saturday after a passenger boat capsized with seven people confirmed dead and eight others still missing. The 20-passenger capacity boat was reportedly conveying 17 passengers from Ijede en route Badore…

Suicide Bomber detonates Bomb at crowded Gombi market…

A suicide bomber suspected to be the member of the Boko Haram sect on January 29, Friday, has detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa state. A security official in Gombi said a teen about 12 years old was suspected of having led the attack. Daily Trust reports that…

Court Delines Biafran Leader Nnamdi Kanu Bail…

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu‎ on bail pending his trial. ‎In a ruling today, the court also denied bail to two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with Kanu. ‎Justice Tsoho…

Andy Ubah and Stella Oduah are no longer Senators, ruled Supreme court…

A full panel of Nigeria’s Supreme Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the senators and members of the House of Representatives from Anambra State. The decision swept away a host of lawmakers from Anambra State, including the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah and her counterpart representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Andy…