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Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has described self-professed human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), as a mischievous lawyer, who is always out to defend any position that satisfied his selfish desire.  He also said, “Falana is only deceiving the Economic and Financial Crimes

The fart heard 'round the world is an underdog story.

It's the tale of a humble fart, unloosed on the world in a moment of innocence in the anonymity of a game between Swedish soccer clubs nobody had ever heard of. Its maker is Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a left back for Järna SK's reserve team. They were playing Pershagen SK.

He already had a yellow card.

The 2016 Copa America final is set, and it's a rematch from the group stage and of last year's final. Chile got started quickly and beat Colombia 2-0 in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday in a match that also featured a two-hour weather delay. It was another fine showing for the reigning champs after destroying Mexico in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Nigeria's central bank sold dollars onto the interbank forex market for a third day to try to ease dollar shortages after it floated the currency, traders said.

Nigeria ditched a 16-month peg on the naira to allow the currency trade freely on the interbank market but traders say dollar liquidity was tight, leaving the central bank as the main supplier of hard currency.

Gunmen in Cross River State, southern Nigeria, have killed a local driver and kidnapped two Nigerians, three Australians, a New Zealander and a South African working for an Australian mining company, officials said.

Nigeria remains in Pot Two for Friday’s African World Cup qualifiers draw, according to the Federation of International Football Association.

In a sudden turn of events, the body via a press release on Wednesday night decided to invalidate a previously announced “special” ranking which demoted the Super Eagles to Pot Three and placed Egypt in Pot One.

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Defence Minister, CDS To Inspect Vandalised Oil Facilities In Delta

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali and Chief of Defence Staff, Major-Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin are being expected in Delta State for on-the-spot assessment of the multiple attacks on oil and gas facilities in the state.

Buhari Boasts: We Have Driven Boko Haram Into Fall-Back Positions

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria has made very significant progress towards ending Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015.

2016 CHAN: Nigeria Hammers Niger 4-1

Nigeria Super Eagles on Monday, January 18, 2016, began CHAN 2016 football competition on a bright note as they defeated their Niger counterpart by 4-1.

Why Kenya Banned On-Air Sex

In our series of letters from Africa, journalist Joseph Warungu reflects on the recent decision by Kenyan authorities to ban sex talk on radio.

They argue that we're having it at the wrong time.

 

Burundi Security Troops Gang-Raped Women, UN Says

 

The United Nations says it has evidence that Burundi's security forces gang-raped women while searching the homes of suspected opposition leaders.

Security forces separated the women and raped them, the UN said, adding that it had documented 13 cases.

Iran: U.S. Imposes Fresh Sanctions Over Missile Test

The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test.

The new sanctions prevent 11 entities and individuals linked to the missile programme from using the US banking system.

Buhari Arrives UAE For World Future Energy Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Sunday, January 17, 2016, has arrived at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a three-day official visit.

 During the period, Buhari will be attend the World Future Energy Summit on January 17, as a special guest.

Probe: $2.1bn Arms Deal Is A Scam, Says Fayose, Cautions Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has advised Nigeria’s President,

Mohammadu Buhari, on his order for 18 Military Generals to be probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged

involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal.

Stop Consuming Soaked Garri, Health Workers Warn Nigerians

The Medical and Health Workers Union, Lagos State Council, on Saturday said that it would embark on public enlightenment to discourage consumption of soaked garri for now to prevent the spread of Lassa fever.

How Suspected Ritualists Killed Bride After Wedding

 

The dream of most ladies is to marry a young and wealthy man. They also think about enjoying their honeymoon in Barbados or any other fun-filled part of the world.

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