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OPINION: WILL THE ‘ARAB SPRING’ EVER DRIFT SOUTHWARD? 

It is one of the ironies of life while people in comparatively affluent countries demand more accountability from their governments, the reverse has been the case in the backwaters of the world. Long before the peripatetic Tunisian grocery vendor, Muhammad Bouazizi, self immolated himself to trigger the Arab Spring, most indices pointed to Africa, south of the Sahara to lead ...

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OPINION: ALFRED ILENRE; SARO-WIWA’S OTHER HALF, DEPARTS  

Alfred Ilenre was a name whispered in news rooms when I became a professional journalist in the early 1980s. He was one of the leading journalists in the country. Veteran Labour leader, playwright and patriot, Jonathan Ihonde was in 1965,  elected President of the Mid-West Development Corporation Workers Union. It unionized workers in the cocoa, oil palm and rubber plantations ...

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OPINION: GREEN SEGMENTS AND STRATEGIES: COMPANIES’ CALL TO CLIMATE ACTION ‎

As Nigeria and other countries of the world are making commitments to climate actions in line with climate change mitigation and adaptation ambitions, firms, institutions, and corporate bodies are not left out in this connection. It is time for them to begin to strategically meet the needs and convenience of customers and consumers who seem to have various degrees of ...

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OPINION: FULANI KILLER SQUADS, NIGERIA POLICE AND CHOCOLATE CITY 

Nigeria has returned to a familiar turf as a society in very deep distress thereby necessitating good Christians and Muslims to embark on wide ranging prayers and atonement sessions to solicit divine intervention. Only yesterday, the Catholic Church around the country continued with the recitations of the Unique prayer for Nigeria in distress composed by the Nigerian Catholic Bishops Conference ...

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OPINION: I STAND WITH JAMES ONANEFE IBORI!

The corruption issue is one of the crafty strategies that the Caucasian imperialists have used to keep this country divided. Nigeria as the most populous black nation on earth is of strategic importance to the neo-colonialists and so it is in their best interest to perpetually keep this nation divided. In my bid to critically understudy the nitty-gritty of divide ...

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People Run To Buhari In London When Osinbajo Gives Instructions – Jibrin

BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has declared that some government officials loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari have been questioning the instructions of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. THEWILL recalls that the President handed over to his Vice, Prof Osinbajo before departing to  London for a prolonged medical vacation. However, Jibrin, who ...

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Nigeria Calls For AU Action Over Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian government has called on the African Union to take decisive and definitive measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans within South African borders. The Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the call Mondayamid reports of renewed violence against Nigerians and other Africans ...

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FCMB Group announces leadership changes

FCMB Group Plc has announced the re-organisation of its leadership at the Group level, as well as its flagship company First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB Limited). Effective March 20th, 2017, Ladi Balogun, having served as Group Managing Director of the commercial banking arm, FCMB Limited for 10 years, will be stepping down in this capacity. He will assume the ...

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Be Healed! 65,000 Christians Pray For Buhari

BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says about 65,000 of its members in Katsina State, have begun seven-day fasting and prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. This was disclosed by the CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Nelson Onyeka Chukwu, who disclosed to journalists on Monday in Katsina that the prayers ...

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Like Messi, Neymar To Face Trial For Corruption

BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – Brazilian player Neymar, his former club Santos, and Barcelona FC will stand trial in Spain on corruption charges over his transfer in 2013 from the Brazilian team after losing a final appeal. The case relates to a complaint from Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40 per cent of Neymar’s transfer rights claiming that ...

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Reconciliation gift? AKA surprises Bonang with a $3,500 Gucci bag

After the drama-filled weekend, South African rapper, AKA surprised his girlfriend, Bonang Matheba with a Gucci bag. Excited Bonang posted a photo of the expensive gift, which is said to retail at about $3,500 (R46,000)  on Instagram and wrote: “My heart cant actually take it…Thank you baby…Love! Love! Obsessed!!! Dying…Surprises at work even?! I’m so spoilt…Thank you,” she

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Collapsed building: Lagos files criminal charge against Lekki Gardens boss, others

In a statement signed by Kayode Oyekanmi, Asst. Director, Public Affairs, Lagos state ministry of Justice, the Lagos State Government has filed criminal charge against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, Richard Nyong and others over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road in Ikate Elegushi area of the State which killed no fewer than 35 persons

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Sunderland are struggling with relegation because of Victor Anichebe’s injury – David Moyes admits

Sunderland head coach, David Moyes, has revealed that Super Eagles striker Victor Anichebe’s injury at Burnley on New Year’s eve is the reason why his side is struggling to score goals, as Anichebe’s build-up play was crucial to his side’s verve in the attacking third. Sunderland are bottom of the league now and have won once since Anichebe’s injury and ...

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Biker’s chin punctured by a spiked railing after he was involved in a high speed crash (Graphic Photo/Video)

Bhavnalo Kant, 20, was impaled by a spiked railing after he hit a speed bump while riding his motorbike, lost control and was thrown into the air. The gruesome accident which happened near Raja Ki Mandi railway station Agra, India, saw the biker landing on a spiked railing which punctured his chin from beneath and came out through his mouth. ...

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