UN Verdict: Boko Haram Not Yet Defeated

By Stephen Ubanna In spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim since December, 2015, that the Islamic Fundamentalist , Boko Haram, had been technically defeated, Mohammed Ibn Chambers, a Representative of  the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gutrres,  for West Africa and the Sahel region said the terrorist group remain a grave threat to the ”stability and survival of people in the Lake Chad region”. Chambers who spoke at a two-day Lake Chad , governors forum ”  for regional Cooperation on Stabilisation,peace-building and sustainable development”,  confirmed that the  group remain a…

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USA Financial Aid: Trump Exposes Buhari’s Government

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari visits to the United States on the invitation of  Donald Trump  appears to have revealed how the United states had been giving  $1 billion in foreign aid annually to Nigeria . The US President may have opened because he felt his country needed something  in return from Nigeria for the financial aids. ”We think we are owed that”, Trump had said. Trump revelation of   the US $1 billion yearly  financial aid  to Nigeria may had come as a surprise to many who are still…

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Recession: London Houses Sold At Cheaper Rates

No doubt, real estate is presently in a recession period. This is not only in Nigeria, Africa, but also in the western world. Recently in the UK It was a buyer’s market in March as a record number of homes were sold for less than the asking price, new research from estate agents shows. Some 86 per cent of properties, almost nine in 10, sold for less than the asking price, according to the data from the National Association of Estate Agents, the highest level seen since records began in…

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Finally, Buhari aproves $496m for the purchase of Turbo Jets from US without due process

The controversy over the purchase of jets purportedly to fight Boko Haram insurgents by the Federal government from the United states of American came to a head recently when President Buhari was forced to cut short his trip amid tension in the National Assembly over abuse of due process. Already the Senate has been under tension since the Senator Omo-Agege saga, when  the Mace was taken way in broad daylight withing the senate chambers during plenary. Fingers are being pointed towards the presidency, because of the ease with which the…

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Fear of World War Three as May dances ping pong

With verbal missiles flying across oceans and diplomatic channels, World War three seems to be around the corner as world leaders get butterflies in their stomach over the death of former Russian spy. This time, it is no longer North Korea, but Syrian Assad seem to be currently caught in the cross fire. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called emergency meeting of the British Cabinet over Syrian chemical attack, claiming that “all indications” point to Assad regime. Indications are that she has already ordered submarines to move closer…

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Buhari jets out again

After a long lull, president Buhari is poised to jet out again to London, according to sources. He is expected to attend the commonwealth heads of government in London, but is also expected to use the opportunity for his vacation. Recently, he has been showing signs of fatigue in his activities. In mosques, he s observed to sit on a chair instead of the traditional mats, with security agencies standing around in dark suits within the mosque. Even when he came to Lagos for Bola Tinubu Birthday, he perfunctorily commissioned…

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Wabantu, South African Pantless Dancer Deported By Zambian Government

Zambian authorities have deported controversial South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu after authorities vowed she would not be allowed to perform because she dances without underwear, the dancer’s promoter said. She had been billed to perform at an album launch later on Saturday evening, but was sent back when she landed in the morning at the Kenneth Kaunda international airport. “I can confirm that Zodwa has been deported back to South Africa by the immigration department,” her promoter Lucky Munakampe told AFP, adding no reasons were given for her deportation. Immigration…

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Merkel Takes Oath Of Office For The Fourth Term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday took the oath of office in parliament, launching her fourth-term government in Europe’s biggest economy. Lawmakers in Berlin’s glass-domed Reichstag had elected her with a margin of 364-315 with nine abstentions. Merkel was then formally appointed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier before taking the oath of office in the lower house. Merkel was born in Hamburg in then West Germany and moved to East Germany as an infant when her father, a Lutheran clergyman, received a pastorate in Perleberg. She obtained a doctorate in quantum…

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Plane Catches Fire While Landing, Leaving Scores Dead

At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed near Kathmandu airport Monday, an official said. “Thirty-one people died at the spot and nine died at two hospitals in Kathmandu,” police spokesman Manoj Neupane told AFP, adding another 23 were injured. There were 67 passengers and four crew on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane from Dhaka. The plane crashed after catching fire while trying to land. Witnesses described seeing the plane flying at a low height before crashing onto a football pitch at Nepal’s…

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Nigeria Sues Alabama University

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. According to a BBC report, Nigeria also accuses the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not take. But the university has denied the allegation, telling local media it had “adhered to and complied with every instruction and direction given to the university by the Nigerian government regarding that agreement.” It admitted that the…

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