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Scandals and lies are defining the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington

The spectacle of obvious lies being peddled by the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington is a tragedy for Nigeria's democracy. But the rest of the world — and, in particular, Nigeria’s allies — should also be frightened. An embassy...

Contemplating Ebri in APC’s open race for national chair 

By Femi Soneye   It took President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention to fault and reverse the decision by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) extending the tenure of the National Working Committee, NWC, which is expected to...

At least 55 gassed to death in Ghouta chemical attack

A suspected chemical attack  reportedly killed scores of civilians, including no fewer than 5 children, in Syria on Saturday. A Syrian rebel group accused government forces of dropping a barrel bomb containing poisonous chemicals on civilians in eastern Ghouta, with one rescue...

Sacked Married Women In Globacom Tell Their Stories of Discrimination

Per Second News Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM), a technology that was introduced into Nigeria at the turn of the 21st century, with its attendant commercial viability and propensity for job creation has been widely acknowledged as probably one...

Dozens killed in deadly armed robbery attack in Kwara

The killing of 30 people during a bank robbery Thursday in Offa, Kwara state made it one of the deadliest on record in Nigeria. The armed robbers, who were about 30, blew up the entrances to the banks with dynamite...

Nigeria’s Falcons in shock after 8-0 humiliation against France in friendly game

The Super Falcons dream of creating an upset in Paris was shattered on Friday when it suffered a humiliating 8-0 loss to ruthless France. The friendly is part of preparations for the Falcons ahead of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup...

EFCC take tips from Boss Mustapha on how to tackle corruption

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC), on how to tackle corruption. "Devise mechanisms for tackling institutional corruption at the conception stage, he told Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim...

NNPC, Chinese Consortium Signs Contract Agreements for 614km AKK Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has executed contracts for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and financing for Lots 1&3 of the 40inch x 614km Ajaokuta - Kaduna - Kano gas pipeline and stations with a consortium of indigenous...

Amobi, NBET boss in multi million naira travel expense scandal

Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc boss, Dr Marilyn Amobi became the latest Buhari administration official to be caught up in a travel expense scandal Friday with the release of a watchdog's report that painted an 11-day trip to Gainesville,...

Trump escalates trade war with $100 billion in proposed new Chinese tariffs

President Trump is upping the ante in his high-stakes trade dispute with China, proposing $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods  in addition to the $50 billion in tariffs already put forward two days ago. "In light of China’s unfair...

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