President Buhari removes aide who plagiarized Obama speech

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has removed a speechwriter who caused him national embarrassment after he plagiarized US President Barack Obama. Buhari delivered the lines at the launch of a landmark campaign on September 8, unaware that part of his speech was lifted. Buhari in his speech for the “Change Begins With Me” campaign, said, “We Read more

Edo election: INEC confirms ballot box snatching at Ekpoma

Mr Lebari Nduh, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Electoral Officer in Esan West Local Government Area, has confirmed that hoodlums had snatched a ballot box from Ward 7 unit 11, during the Edo governorship election on Wednesday. Nduh told newsmen at INEC office in Ekpoma that, “The hoodlums couldn’t lay their hands on the Read more

For the first time since 2008, OPEC has agreed to slash oil production

In a surprising decision, OPEC got past its sometimes-bitter internal rivalries and agreed to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. The move, decided among OPEC ministers in Algiers, Algeria, was driven by an enormous fiscal threat that has reached an existential scale to some, such Venezuela and Nigeria. In a decision Read more

Edo election: Ize-Iyamu protests presence of El-Rufai, Ambode in Benin

  The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has protested the presence of the governors of Lagos and Kaduna States, Akinwumi Ambone and Nasir El-Rufai, in Edo State. He said their presence in the state was worrisome in the face of the restriction placed on movement of persons within the state. “We are Read more