Category Archives: International

Over 100 Idogbo Secondary School students trafficked in four months – Edo State Government Aid

By Richard Okundia Over 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa. Okoduwa declared this while fielding questions from Urhokpota Reporters in Benin City, stating that some teachers disclosed to him that ...

I am convinced that there is an evil spell enveloping this country – Reuben Abati

The spiritual side of Aso Villa Reuben-Abati People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of witchcraft at work in the country’s seat of government. I am ordinarily n ...

US Presidential Election: A choice between two evils?

By – Andrew Airahuobhor (International Correspondent)   If current polls from various polling agencies are anything to go by, the United States of America’s electorates are indeed in a dilemma. Washington Post-ABC News poll indicate that the electorates will literarily be voting candidates they do not like in November.   The poll conducted in May 16-19 among a national sample of 1005 adults shows that the ...

The Reasons Panama is a Safe Haven For Money Laundering

– By Adolphus Oseiwe Igenegbale Why is Panama a safe haven to launder money is being asked after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported on the Panama Papers, the name for what may be the largest document leak in history, alleging that a company in Panama may have helped people around the globe set up shell companies and offshore accounts. Mossack Fonseca is the firm at the heart of ...

Jamaica to oust UK’s queen as official head of state

-Adolphus Oseiwe Igenegbale Queen Elizabeth II is the official head of state in Commonwealth countries, though that could soon no longer be the case in Jamaica. Her appointee urges legislators to replace her with a “non-executive president” Jamaican Governor-General Patrick Allen in a speech to legislators proposed a constitutional amendment “to replace Her Majesty The Queen with a Non-Executive P ...

Oshiomhole begins clampdown on deputy, arrests SSA and Odubu’s strongman

– Lucky Akhimien The crisis in the APC Edo state has assumed frightening dimensions as Adams Oshiomhole begins a cracking down on all supporters of his estranged deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu. This morning, Mr. Curtis Ugbo, a senior special assistant to Adams Oshiomhole and vocal supporter of Pius Odubu, was arrested at him home by a team of security operatives who invaded his house in two Hilux vans, broke do ...

Curious facts about Ibori London case

– By Tony Eluemunor Suddenly, things seem to be turning around for Chief James Onanefe Ibori. There is a frenzy of writings in FACEBOOK about his release date; some of the postings actually say he has already been released and will be in Nigeria as soon as he could possibly get a seat on a flight. To those who post such, I have little to say. So, this article is not addressed to them, but to those who are do ...

UN to move coordination centre to Maiduguri to meet the IDPs

– Adolphus Oseiwe Igenegbale The United Nations says it is planning to relocate its humanitarian coordination centre to Maiduguri to enable it response effectively to the humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram insurgency in the North-Eastern Nigeria. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms Fatma Samoura, made this known at the end of her humanitarian situation assessment visit to Borno over the week ...

Mossack Fonseca’s leak reveals elite’s tax havens #PanamaPapers Leak

– By Adolphus Oseiwe Igenegbale Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid tax. The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing. French President Francois Hollande hail ...

Kanu blasts Nigeria Football Federation of collapse of football legacy in Nigeria

– Adolphus Oseiwe Igenegbale Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has criticised the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) leadership which he says contributed to the national team failing to qualify for two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria’s loss in Egypt ruled them out of contention for Gabon 2017, leaving Kanu upset with the NFF. “What is happening with Nigerian football is ...
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