Nigeria tells citizens: Stay away from US for time being

Nigeria has advised against non-essential travel to the United States after some citizens had their visas canceled and were denied entry. In one case, a doctor was refused entry at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The physician, who was due to attend a wedding, was left traumatized, according to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, a senior special More...

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By Wayne Lee On Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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In Life and Death, Castro Splits Cubans, US Policy

In life and death, Fidel Castro split Cubans – those who remained on the island, by choice or lack thereof, and those who left, by rickety raft or plane. Likewise, U.S. policy divided the community on both More...

By Shola Oyeyipo On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Buhari’s Second Term Fantasy

For those conversant with leadership in Nigeria, it is obvious that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is struggling to drive radical changes, particularly in the fight against corruption. Although not More...

By Reno Omokri On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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A Dog named Buhari and a Hippopotamus named Patience

I never believed that true life is stranger than fiction until I read the case of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, the young man who named his dog after his hero, Buhari, only to be arrested and detained by the Nigerian More...

By Obo Effanga On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Buhari, Nigeria, and state sponsorship of religious pilgrimage in the face of recession

It is 2016 and Nigeria, apparently the world’s most pious country made up of the largest number of saintly and heaven-bound humans1 is about to shell out billions of naira, hard-to-get resources, to fund and subsidise More...

By Reuben Abati On Sunday, July 17th, 2016
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Theresa May, Melaye and the leader’s wife

“Have you been to Bourdillon? Or rather I should ask when are you going to Bourdillon?” “What’s happening?” “I hear people are paying solidarity visits to the Tinubus to express their dismay over Senator More...

By Bayo Akinloye On Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Buhari’s body language is changing — Prof. Akinyemi

A professor of political science and former External Affairs Minister, Bolaji Akinyemi, who is also a delegate at the 2014 National Conference, speaks with BAYO AKINLOYE about calls to restructure Nigeria, the Supreme More...

By Kieron Monks On Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
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7 ways Brexit will be felt across Africa

The reverberations from Britain’s fateful choice extend far beyond Europe. The U.K. retains deep ties with many African states, and the turbulence is causing anxiety from the Johannesburg stock exchange to More...

By BBC On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said “fresh leadership” was needed. The PM had urged the More...

By BBC On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Nigerians discover pesticide for tomato-killing moths

Nigerian researchers say they have found a pesticide capable of killing a species of moth that has ravaged the country’s tomato crop. The Tomato Leaf Miner moth has destroyed 80% of tomato farms in Kaduna More...