Tag: BBC

Oreoluwa PetersJune 28, 2016

Alan Shearer wants England head-coach job

Former Newcastle United striker, Alan Shearer believes he has what it takes to replace Roy Hodgson after the 68-year-old resigned following England’s ...

Isime EseneJune 13, 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigerians are making a big bet

by Mazi Emeka The Bet9ja betting shop at Ojuelegba bus stop, Surulere, Lagos is a relatively small space made even ...

Ada IgboanugoMay 12, 2016

Biafra protesters have been arrested near Buckingham Palace

Two Nigerian men have been allegedly arrested at the Buckingham palace on Thursday for staging a Biafra protest, according to ...

Adebayo EmuleomoFebruary 5, 2016

‘I need to be convinced on why the naira should be murdered’ – Buhari

President Buhari, on Friday, February 5, granted BBC an interview where he discussed some salient issues as well as the ...

Adebayo EmuleomoDecember 24, 2015

‘We have won the war’ | Buhari declares victory over Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian Army has snuffed out the threat of the Boko Haram terrorist sect. While speaking ...

Oreoluwa PetersDecember 11, 2015

Yaya Toure named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Manchester City and Ivory Coast holding midfielder, Yaya Toure has been announced as the 2015 BBC African Footballer of the ...

Janeth JOctober 5, 2015

Did Diezani go to court today, or not?

Did the former minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke appear in court in London today? Someone’s gotta know… Host of Politricks ...

Janeth JOctober 5, 2015

Diezani and her mother attend court hearing in London

Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, appeared at Westminster Magistrate Court in London, on Monday, to face charges of corruption and money laundering. A ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 27, 2015

Pay attention, there’s death in the mines

The drums of death beat faster as the drilling machines dig deeper. The deaths recorded from communities hosting mining activities ...

Kolapo OlapojuJuly 4, 2015

Audio of the interview Femi Adesina had with BBC [LISTEN]

President Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, recently had an interview with BBC Africa, on behalf of the Presidency. During the interview, ...

Kolapo OlapojuJuly 4, 2015

If Boko Haram is willing, we will negotiate with them – Presidency

The Federal Government says it is willing to negotiate with Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram. The Special Adviser to President ...

Kolapo OlapojuJune 29, 2015

Chibok girls brainwashed to kill, fight for Boko Haram

A report by BBC says that some of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, are being made to kill and torture ...

Janeth JJune 4, 2015

BBC mistakenly tweets Queen’s death

That awkward moment when you are hale and hearty, probably maybe chatting with friends when you hear your death being ...

Kolapo OlapojuMarch 21, 2015

‘Whatever goes wrong, I take responsibility’ – GEJ talks to BBC about election, Chibok girls and Boko Haram (WATCH)

by Damilola Jagun President Goodluck Jonathan has taken responsibility for the menace of Boko Haram in Nigeria. In an interview ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 18, 2015

Opinion: Why are Nigerian media professionals so lazy?

by Sochinedum George Conversely, the election season here leaves much to be desired; it is petty, clannish and syrupy. It ...

Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 17, 2015

‘Get ready for new betrayal’: Soyinka warns Nigerians in BBC interview (READ)

by Kolapo Olapoju Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, says the two leading presidential candidates, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 19, 2015

Cameroon army frees 20 people from Boko Haram’s captivity

by James Sambo 20 people, who were abducted by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon have been reportedly freed by the ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 8, 2015

Bodies litter Baga streets as Boko Haram attacks again

by James Sambo Thousands of people have been reportedly killed in a second attack on Baga, Borno, by insurgents of ...

Isime EseneDecember 31, 2014

Oma Akatugba profiles Vincent Enyeama: He stands head and shoulders above all else (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2014 Nominee)

by Oma Akatugba When you take a critical look at the year 2014 in sports in Nigeria. It leaves mixed ...

Isime EseneDecember 21, 2014

‘Ifreke talks Sports: 5 things we learnt from Liverpool vs Arsenal match

by ‘Ifreke Inyang     Rodgers lives to fight another day You probably never know the mail Brendan Rodgers would ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 11, 2014

Former Man. United coach, David Moyes moves on to Spanish side, Real Sociedad

by Mark Bassey Former Manchester United and Everton manager, David Moyes will has been named as the new manager of ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 8, 2014

“Witchcraft Church”: Human rights group fight Oyedepo’s bid to open school in #UK

by Kolapo Olapoju In a report where it labelled Winners Chapel, ‘a witchcraft church’, the BBC has said that human ...

Isime EseneOctober 26, 2014

Book review: A Rainy Season is a collection of well-crafted personal stories

by Cheta Nwanze I want to begin this review by telling a story. On June 8, 1998, I was a ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 15, 2014

Frustrated Mikel Obi assaults female reporter in Abuja

by Mark Bassey According to reports making the rounds, Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel allegedly assaulted a female journalist who asked ...

Isime EseneSeptember 24, 2014

How I lost 10 members of my family to #Ebola – Liberian [LISTEN]

by Isi Esene M. Sahr Noowah, a man from Liberia has told the BBCRadio 5 live’s Drive how he lost ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 23, 2014

Army spokesman, @GENOlukolade, is confused about the release or otherwise of the Chibok girls

by Kolapo Olapoju Earlier today, it was reported by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, that some of the Chibok girls kidnapped ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 1, 2014

Another firefight: Boko Haram face-off with Nigerian troops in Bama

by James Sambo Boko Haram insurgents are reportedly engaged in a firefight with Nigerian troops in the city of Bama, ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 28, 2014

We will get Gwoza back from Boko Haram – Gen Olukolade is now ready to accept reality

by Kolapo Olapoju On Wednesday, 27 August, the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade said the Nigerian Army will ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 25, 2014

Nigerian soldiers flee into Cameroon after firefight with Boko Haram

by Kolapo Olapoju According to a BBC report, about 480 Nigerian soldiers have fled into Cameroon after the fire fight ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 19, 2014

Army Mutiny: Soldiers refuse to fight Boko Haram in Borno [DETAILS]

by Kolapo Olapoju Some soldiers stationed in Maiduguri have reportedly refused to take up arms against Islamist Boko Haram militants ...

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