Coalition cabinet formed in Central Africa Republic

The Central African Republic’s Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye on Sunday named his new post-coup government mostly made up of rebels and members of the former opposition after being brought back by self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia, under a decree read on national radio. The 34-member…Coalition cabinet formed in Central Africa Republic

Pope Francis begs Boko Haram to free hostages

Pope Francis in his first Easter Sunday celebration appealed to the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria to free the hostages in their custody. Among the hostages was a French family of seven people, including the family head, Tanguy Moulin-Fournier. They had gone to visit a park in Northern…Pope Francis begs Boko Haram to free hostages

14 terror suspects killed in Easter day raid

Nigerian Soldiers raided a suspected hideout for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano on Sunday, sparking a clash that left 15 people dead, the military said. The military claimed that those killed included 14 suspected Islamists and one soldier,…14 terror suspects killed in Easter day raid

Easter: Pope Francis denounces greed

BY SAM EYOBOKA OLAYINKA LATONA, WITH AGENCY REPORT WHILE celebrating his first Easter Sunday mass at the St. Peter Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis Sunday gave an unexpected twist to the annual pontifical appeal for peace as he used the occasion to denounce “greed looking for easy gain”. In…Easter: Pope Francis denounces greed

Men harass me ‘cos I’m big and sexy- Eniola badmus

By Ayodele Lawal Big and sexy, Eniola Badmus, popularly known as Gbogbo Bigz Girls, came into the limelight in Funke Akindele’s film, Jenifa. And since then, she has not looked back. In this interview with The Entertainer, she talked about her career and other issues. Excerpts: How did you…Men harass me ‘cos I’m big and…

Lassa fever: 33-yr-old man killed in Rivers

By Jimitota Onoyume Port Harcourt – Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, has confirmed the death of one patient from Lassa fever in the state. Parker, weekend, in Port Harcourt, said the victim, a 33-year- old man, died a few days ago at the University of Port Harcourt…Lassa fever: 33-yr-old man killed in…

2 Nigerian scientists bag UNESCO-L’Oreal 2013 award

London – Two Nigerian female scientists have bagged the UNESCO-L’Oreal “Women in Science Partnership’’ award for their contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the country. The awardees were recognised in the “Laureates and fellows’’ categories in Paris. Prof….2 Nigerian scientists bag UNESCO-L’Oreal 2013 award

Arsenal’s Wenger heading ‘home’ to Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing for a homecoming of sorts when he brings his English Premier League team to Japan for a friendly against Nagoya Grampus, club officials said. The match will take place at the Toyota stadium in Nagoya, central Japan, on July 22 and will…Arsenal’s Wenger heading ‘home’ to…

An encounter with Achebe

THE news about the death of Chinua Achebe hit me in a very personal way, coming exactly a fortnight of the burial of my eldest brother, Benji; as his Owerri contemporaries called my own “head of state”, Ben C. Nwigwe. Achebe had come to mean so much to me, almost as a brother, since we…