VIDEO|Michelle Obama’s Entire Democratic Convention Speech

 They began as adversaries, with Michelle Obama often fuming about what she viewed as brutal, unfair attacks by Hillary Clinton on her husband during the 2008 primary campaign. Those grievances have faded, though the two have never spent much time in each other’s company — they and their husbands last dined together at the White House in 2013 —…

Nigerian tycoon named in Panama Papers.

A new series of reports on the content of the Panama Papers have revealed that a huge number of African businessmen and politicians hold offshore accounts set up by law firm Mossack Fonseca. One of the key figures named is Nigerian oil magnate Kolawale Aluko, who is being investigated for fraud in relation to oil contracts…

Lagos Street Beggars Evacuated and Deported.

The Lagos State Government has evacuated 413 beggars from the streets of Lagos and deported 31 others to the Niger Republic for constituting a nuisance in the state. A report from the Ministry of Youth and Social Development obtained by PM News revealed that 413 beggars and lunatics were evacuated from Lagos streets by government…

Buhari Drops Fashola’s Preference, Appoints MIT Prof, Akintunde Akinwande As NERC Boss.

 President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, a professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the executive chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Akinwande will succeed Sam Amadi whose tenure ended in 2015. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, had…

SportPesa becomes first African firm to sponsor an English club.

English Premier League football club Hull City have announced their new sponsor is a Kenyan betting company, reports Hull Daily Mail.   Simon King, the club’s commercial manager, says on the Hull City official site that the deal with SportPesa is the most lucrative the club has ever had. The site adds that this is a “multi-million pound” deal for three years. Here is…

Jide Salu|Nigerians will Survive; They Have Always Survived.

Nigerians have learnt to cope with sufferings.  They smile. They laugh. They trivialise important matters and coin ingenious jokes. Jokes that make you crack up…….into ecstasy Like the drug, you are oblivious of your surroundings You are so high, I have been informed. Life matters no more to you. You are living in the moment…

BRILLIANT READ|Is Buhari in Trouble? Or The Economy That is Troubled?

Troubled Buhari or Troubled Economy? Both are troubled and it has never been this bad for decades. Buhari is definitely in need of fresh ideas…and he has to call out for help now, if he is to safe his ‘Sai baba’  mantra. “The only thing that is predictable now is the unpredictability.” – Olusegun Adeniyi.  Please…

INCREDIBLE VIDEO| Unarmed South Florida man with hands up shot by police.

A therapist who works with people with disabilities is telling his story after he said police shot him while he was trying to help his patient with autism. Cellphone video was released Wednesday afternoon showing Charles Kinsey lying on the ground with his hands in the air, telling officers that weapons are not necessary. “When…

10,000 Muslim Women Register For Mass Wedding In Nigeria.

More than 10,000 Muslim women have registered their desire to be married at a mass ceremony in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano, religious official Abba Sufi has told me. The Hizba board, the main Islamic authority in the predominantly Muslim state, arranges the ceremony in a bid to reduce the number of single women. It introduces the women to possible husbands and leaves…

IMF Slashes Growth Forecast For Nigeria’s Economy….. “It Is Well”.

The  International Monetary Fund slashed its growth forecast for the Nigerian economy this year on Tuesday, saying a combination of plunging oil revenues and weakened investor confidence will push it into recession. The IMF said it expects Africa’s largest economy to contract by 1.8 percent this year, after having forecast in April a 2.3 percent expansion….

Nigerian Inflation Hits 11-Year High.

Nigerian inflation accelerated to the highest rate in almost 11 years in June, adding pressure on policy makers to increase borrowing costs. The inflation rate in Africa’s largest economy increased to 16.5 percent from 15.6 in May, the Abuja-based National Bureau of Statistics said in an e-mailed statement on Monday. That’s the highest rate since…

Football Legend Pele to Visit Nigeria, August 10.

Football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele is due in Lagos August 10, to participate in a series of youth football development-related events that will culminate in a dinner with top corporate executives and football aficionados on August 13. The Winihin Jemide Series (WJS), along with Youth Experience Days Africa(YEDA), will be…

Tola Adeniyi| The Exhibition of Decayed Teeth on the Way to Tribunals.

We see them on television screens and on pages of newspapers as well as on social media grinning from ear to ear with mouths as wide as fisherman’s basket. Some of them exhibit decaying teeth with foreheads as broad as the Babalawo [Diviner]’s bowl. You simply wonder why they are laughing or why they should…

VIDEO|A Speech You Need To Hear by LeBron And Friends Opening The ESPYs.

The 2016 ESPY Awards wasted no time before jumping into what is and hopefully will remain on the minds of millions of Americans: gun violence and the use of force by too many police officers against people of colour. As the broadcast started Wednesday, NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James…

Dino Melaye: Oluremi Tinubu called me a Dog and a Thug.

When Senators have enough time to call each other names, what time do they have to tender bills to better the lives of the electorates? It’s a shamble. I choose not to call Nigeria lawmakers names because it will not make any difference. Their priorities are COMPLETELY different. Do they care about the common man…

Twitterati Reacts to Buhari in Military Uniform.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari donned a military on his visit yesterday to northwestern Zamfara State to launch a new military operation to tackle cattle rustling, BBC reports. The looks of the ex-military ruler – who returned to power last year after defeating then-incumbent Goodluck  Jonathan in elections –  has provoked lots of comments on social media:

Buhari To Launch Special Military Task Force.

The BBC is reporting that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to launch a special military task force today to fight “bandits” in north-western Nigeria’s Zamfara state. A recent attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen claimed 15 lives in the state. In 2014, more than 100 people were killed by unknown gunmen in the Maru area. BBC’s Abuja bureau

Video: The Proud Moment Sir Alex Ferguson Hugged Ronaldo and Nani.

There was a lovely moment after Portugal won Euro 2016 as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani were congratulated by their former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on their way up to collect the trophy. Ferguson could be seen patiently waiting for the ex-United stars as they gradually walked up to the podium. The look of pride on…