North America

Wall Street protest fever hits Finland

The Occupy Wall Street protest movement originating in New York spread to Finnish cities on Saturday, with people demanding reform to the global financial system. Around 100 protestors gathered by the Kamppi shopping centre in Helsinki’s city centre. Loosely organised groups also clustered in Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Tampere, Turku and Oulu to criticise the country’s […]


Finns embrace failure Thursday

The national day of failure is celebrated in Finland on Thursday. The day aims to encourage people to start up businesses even if it means taking risks and possibly failing. The organisers of the day point out that Finland needs tens of thousands of new businesses and over 200,000 new jobs in the coming years. […]


Nigeria, U.S. To Strengthen Defence Ties

Amb.Vicki Huddleston, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for in Africa, says that her country and Nigeria will strengthen ties in defence. Huddleston gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja when she paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Defence, Mrs Olusola Obada, in her office. She said that she came […]


Nigeria: Shell admits mistakes in Niger Delta

Anglo-Dutch multinational oil giants, Shell, has shockingly expressed regrets over its activities in the Niger Delta, saying it made mistakes it is now trying to correct. Shell’s Strategy Relations Manager, Mr. Barnaby Briggs, admitted this on Friday night at the Niger Delta Post-Amnesty Conference held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was organised by the Comrade Sunny […]


Popular Nigerian comedian held on suspicion of drug smuggling after airport full-body scan

LAGOS, Nigeria — A popular Nigerian comedian was being held by authorities Friday after an airport full-body scanner detected what investigators believed to be drugs hidden inside his body, an official said. Baba Suwe, whose real name is Babatunde Omidina, was stopped by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency investigators Wednesday night at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed […]


Nigeria: Radical Muslim sect members kill policeman in Northeast Nigeria,

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A police official says suspected members of a radical Muslim sect shot and killed a policeman in a northeast Nigeria city beset by assassinations carried out by the group. Police commissioner Simeone Midenda says two gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect shot and killed the policeman Friday night. […]


Nigeria: There are reasons for Boko Haram – Rev. Samuel Abidoye

(Codewit)Most Reverend Samuel Abidoye is the Chairman and Supreme Head of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide. In this interview with HASSAN IBRAHIM, he speaks on the problem of insecurity in Nigeria and sundry issues. Excerpts: How will you comment on the independence anniversary?Nigeria at 51, there is hardly anything to write home about. […]


Ndigbo in Lagos celebrate New Yam Festival

LAGOS—Ndigbo in Lagos State, weekend, celebrated their annual New Yam Festival at Obi Ndigbo in Lagos. In his address on the occasion, the Eze Igbo of Lagos State, Eze Nwabueze Ohazulike, said the new yam festival had remained one of the strongest vehicles for the preservation of Igbo cultural identity in the country and in […]


Hon. Emeka Ihedioha: Constituency fund Initiated Project and Matters Arising

The name, “Emeka Ihedioha” is not unfamiliar to many a household in Ngor-Okpala, and Aboh- Mbaise from where he hails from.   He is the Hon. Member of the House of Representative who represents Ngor-Okpala/Aboh Mbaise Federal Constituency.  Apart from being Deputy Speaker, he is also House Committee Chair on Marine Transport.  He was elected House […]