The man who brought MTV to Africa

Alex Okosi left Nigeria as a young boy in the late 1980s to seek a better future in the United States. By the early 2000s, the music executive was carving a successful career with broadcasting giant MTV, holding strategic positions within the influential medial company both in the United States and Europe. Yet, Okosi never(…)

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EU partially freezes aid to Rwanda

European Union follows US and Germany in suspending donor support over fears military is supporting Congolese rebels Rwanda’s biggest aid donor, the European Union, has partially frozen its financial support to the east African nation, dealing what may be the heaviest blow yet to president Paul Kagame. The move follows decisions by the United States,(…)

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First Lady,Patience Jonathan to return to Nigeria soon

The controversy trailing the health status of Nigeria President First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan may soon come to an end as the Medical Doctors in the Wiesbaden Hospital in Germany have passed her fit. According to a source who disclosed this to National Mirror, Mr. Jonathan will soon return to the country, adding that “she(…)

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Boxing’s first female Olympic gold medalist: ‘I thought I couldn’t continue’

Editor’s note: Nicola Adams, 29, is the first ever Olympic gold medalist in women’s boxing. In front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Olympics, she fought her way past a year-long injury to knock down Chinese boxer Ren Cancan in the final. Here she reveals how she fell in love with the sport(…)

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African Union forces make gains in Somali militants’ stronghold

Troops from the African Union and Somali army say they made significant gains Friday in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant group in the nation. AMISOM, the African Union force, said that its soldiers had successfully entered the port city of Kismayo in the morning. It said more(…)

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“We will surprise Nigerians after October 10″ – Bakassi traditional ruler

Paramount ruler of Bakassi Local Government Area and Chairman of the Cross River State traditional rulers’ council, Dr Edet Okon Etim, has warned that Nigerians should expect shocker after October 10, which is the 10th anniversary of the ceding of the region to Cameroun by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The monarch said, “I(…)

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Nigeria: I’m Ready to Go If Nigerians Don’t Want Me – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that he was ready to leave if Nigerians had demonstrated that they no longer wanted him as their president through the ballot box. “I was ready to lose the election if Nigerians did not want me. If I was ready to be disgraced out of office to sanitise the system,(…)

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  1. lemar: okay go please!!

Saudi Arabia Gets Ultimatum On Detained Female Pilgrims

The detention of about 1,000 Nigerian female pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and the subsequent deportation of 171 of them might trigger a diplomatic spat between the Middle-eastern country and Nigeria. The Federal Government, which Wednesday summoned the Saudi Ambassador to Nigeria, Khaled O.Y. Abdrabuh, to register its displeasure over the incident, gave the country a(…)

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