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Japanese women are rebelling against Valentine’s Day

Japanese women are rebelling against a decades-old Valentine’s Day tradition that obliges them to give chocolates to men. On February 14, the nation’s female workers are expected to give “giri choco,” or obligation chocolates, to their male colleagues. Women are also expected to buy heartfelt chocolates, “honmei choco,” for their crushes or loved one. “Valentine’s […]

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Vote Buhari or forget Igbo presidency – Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said the Igbo  have their destiny in their hands by voting for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday,  for second term, or forget Igbo presidency. He said this while addressing a mammoth crowd at zonal rallies for Okigwe and Owerri zones, respectively, yesterday, organised to campaign for president Buhari and other candidates […]

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“If you give us the next four years I assure you, you won’t regret it’’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the electorate to give the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) another four years to complete all the ongoing developmental projects and to initiate fresh ones. The president, who made the appeal at the Federal Capital Territory’s Presidential rally of the APC, said his administration would continue to ensure efficient […]

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Elections: UK threatens Nigerian politicians with visa ban, asset forfeiture

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or execute violence during Saturday’s elections would have their visas banned and assets in the UK seized. Ms Laing gave the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja to unveil the Election Situation Room of the Civil Society […]

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Nigerian man with two wives dies after sex romp with married lover

A 57-year-old man, simply identified as Ismaila, has died after an alleged sex romp with his married lover in a Lagos hotel. Punch gathered that Ismaila, who was married to two wives, had gone to the Ace Bar in the Akoka area of Yaba, Lagos, with his alleged mistress on Sunday. It was learnt that […]

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Dangote asks Nigerian business leaders to support health sector with 1% of their profit

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has called on all businesses within Nigeria and Africa, to support the health sector with at least one percent of their profit. Speaking at the 2019 Africa Business Health Forum in Addis Ababa, Dangote, who was represented by Halima Dangote, said business is highly interwoven with health. “To me, business and […]

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Elections will be free, fair – Buhari reassures

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is all out for free, fair and credible elections starting on February 16. Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said he (Mr Buhari) gave the assurance at a meeting with traditional rulers at the secretariat complexes of the Councils of Traditional Rulers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, […]

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Bullion van driver disappears with $1.13m

The driver of an armoured bullion van disappeared early on Monday along with an estimated one million euros, police sources said. “When they came back out, the van and the driver were gone,” one of the sources said. The 28-year-old man had stopped in front of a Western Union office, outside Paris, at around 6:00 am […]

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Here’s how to correctly vote for your candidate (Photos)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the sample of the ballot papers to be used in the presidential election on Saturday. The commission released pictures on its Twitter page on Monday. The commission, which is led by Mahmood Yakubu, also released photos to guide voters who will take part in the electoral process. […]

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Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria ahead of elections

A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the National Peace Committee. He was billed to deliver a goodwill message during the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord in Abuja between February 12 and 13. A statement that his spokesperson, Angel […]

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Chelsea 6-0 defeat: I can’t understand what happened – Coach Sarri

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said he could not understand what happened after Manchester City crushed his side 6-0 on Sunday — their biggest ever defeat in the Premier League. City scored four times inside 25 minutes and added two more goals in the second half to overtake Liverpool on goal difference at the top of […]

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Destiny helpers buying cars, houses for actresses – Grace Ama

Actress, Grace Ama, has said many actresses have benefactors who often give them gifts. She stated, “When you want to pray, you ask God to send you a destiny helper. I’m sure it is their (actresses) destiny helpers that are buying cars and houses for them. It cannot be the same work that I do; […]

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My career more important than marriage, says actress Amanda Ebeye

Nollywood actress Amanda Ebeye, who is presently on the set of her new TV series, It’s a Crazy World, does not shy away from being called a feminist. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the actress said she could never sacrifice her career for any man. She said, “I cannot choose between my marriage and career. Being […]

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Female presidential candidate steps down for Buhari

A female presidential candidate on the platform of National Action Council (NAC), Dr Rabia Hassan Cengiz, has stepped down and thrown her weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of next Saturday’s presidential election. Cengiz is the second candidate to quit the presidential race after former Minister of Education, Dr Oby […]

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Musician killed in crash on way to concert

Up-and-coming UK rapper Cadet was killed in a car crash in England’s West Midlands region in the early hours of Saturday, police said. The 28-year-old, real name Blaine Johnson, was being driven to a gig at Keele University in Staffordshire at the time, Britain’s Press Association news agency reported. A statement on Cadet’s Instagram page, […]

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Only God can punish PDP for looting Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has, Friday, taken the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to God, saying only God can punish the PDP for looting the nation’s treasury. President Buhari made the statement when he received some members of his support groups at the presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the PDP abused the people’s trust on a large […]

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Elections: World watching Nigeria – U.S

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has tasked the government and people of Nigeria to ensure a peaceful and credible general elections because “the world is interested and watching.” Mr Symington stated this on Friday in Lafia, after meeting with Labaran Maku, the Nasarawa State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance […]

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Return our money or risk legal action, ACPN tells Ezekwesili

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria on Thursday demanded that its former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, return all the money generated during her short stay in the party or risk legal action. The national Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, said the party rejected the defence made by Ezekwesili, who had accused the leadership […]

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