Sao Tome to probe “inhuman treatment” of alleged coup plotters

Sao Tome to probe “inhuman treatment” of alleged coup plotters

 The government of Sao Tome and Principe has ordered an investigation into allegations of “cruel and inhuman acts” meted out by military personnel on some men the Prime Minister accused of attempting a coup d’état on the government last week.  Was there indeed a coup attempt?  It doesn’t seem so. Head of the Sao Tome…

Zamfara terrorists demand ransom in new naira note.

Zamfara terrorists demand ransom in new naira note.

As President Buhari and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele unveiled the newly redesigned naira notes yesterday November 23, and many Nigerians wait anxiously to “detty this December” with the newly minted banknotes, terrorists and bandits alike, are not left out in the anticipation of who gets to spend the new naira first. What do you…

UK Supreme Court thwarts Scotland’s Independence move 

UK Supreme Court thwarts Scotland’s Independence move 

Scotland’s bid to be an independent nation after about 300 years of being together with the United Kingdom has suffered another setback.   What setback? The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled that Scotland cannot hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British Government.  In a unanimous verdict of the…

Supreme Court overturns Jacob Zuma’s Medical Parole, ordered to return to prison  

Supreme Court overturns Jacob Zuma’s Medical Parole, ordered to return to prison  

For former South African President, Jacob Zuma, it is yet another “Long Walk to Freedom” as South Africa’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday, Monday, November 21, that he must return to prison to serve out the remaining of his 15-months jail sentence for contempt of court. Tell me the story Following his exit from power in…

Indonesia: 5.6 magnitude earthquake leaves scores dead and many injured

Indonesia: 5.6 magnitude earthquake leaves scores dead and many injured

No less than 60 people have been confirmed dead by Indonesian authorities and about 700 others injured as a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s main Island of Java on Monday, November 21. How did it happen? According to the United States Geological Survey, the 5.6 magnitude earthquake was centered in the Cianjur region in West…

US-China relations; Biden and Xi meet, promise to manage differences

US-China relations; Biden and Xi meet, promise to manage differences

Two years after becoming president of the United States, President Joe Biden met for the first time with his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping for a face-to-face talk on the sidelines of the G20 summit held in Bali, Indonesia. What did both discuss? Nothing really substantial. Both leaders of the world’s two largest economies greeted…

2023 Elections: Politicians’ ambition hanging in the air

2023 Elections: Politicians’ ambition hanging in the air

Barely three months to the general elections in February and March of next year, the political ambition of some prominent politicians in both the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP are already being threatened by the judiciary.  Who are the politicians Involved? Following the conclusion of primary elections by…

800 Nigerian doctors relocated in the last eight months, NARD

800 Nigerian doctors relocated in the last eight months, NARD

As the “Japa Syndrome” continues to gain momentum in our national conversation and more Nigerian professionals, in the medical and tech ecosystem, emigrate abroad, in search of greener pastures and better working and living conditions, the country may soon experience a full-blown brain drain. A recent study by the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors, NARD,…

Alleged extortion and harassment: Lagos Transport drivers, MC Oluomo reach compromise

Alleged extortion and harassment: Lagos Transport drivers, MC Oluomo reach compromise

In one of our reports last week Monday, November 1, we reported that some commercial drivers under the aegis of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria embarked on a warning strike to register their grievances over the extortion, harassment, and intimidation of its members by members of the LSPGM committee. One week after, there…