Monday, May 23, 2022


Hillary Essien is a reporter with Peoples Gazette focusing on special reports and critical national news. She is a lawyer with 2 years of writing and reporting. Prior to working with The Gazette, Hillary served as an administrative assistant at a non-profit organisation focused on food security for children of low income households. She is on Twitter @Hillary_essien
May 23, 2022

Deborah Samuel: Jamil Abubakar’s Islamist views could radicalise our son, ex-wife tells court

“I do not want my child to be raised by or be in the custody of someone with such extreme religious views.”

Jamil Abubakar
May 23, 2022

Ukraine’s Zelensky urges ‘maximum sanctions’ against Russia over invasion

Mr Zelensky is calling for stricter sanctions, including an oil embargo and complete withdrawal of foreign companies.

May 23, 2022

Peter Obi visits Downing Street ahead of presidential primaries

He disclosed his London trip on Monday morning, days before he is expected to slug it out with other presidential aspirants at the convention of the main opposition party in Abuja.

Peter Obi/PDP
May 23, 2022

War Crime: Russian soldier bags life imprisonment in Ukraine

In Ukraine’s first war crimes trial, the 21-year-old Russian soldier was convicted of killing a 62-year-old Ukrainian.

Vadim Shyshimarin
May 23, 2022

U.S. military will defend Taiwan if China invades: Biden

“America is committed to a One China policy but that does not mean China has the jurisdiction to use force to take Taiwan…My expectation is that will not happen.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and American President Joe Biden
May 22, 2022

British Jersey government confiscates N1.5 billion stolen by Senator Jeremiah Useni

Mr Useni served in the Nigerian Army and as FCT minister under military dictator Sani Abacha.

Senator Jeremiah Useni
May 21, 2022

Federal judge stops Biden from lifting Trump’s immigration law

Mr Summerhays noted that lifting the order would directly increase the cost of healthcare and education in the U.S.

Joe Biden
May 20, 2022

Buhari signs National Health Insurance Bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law, repealing the National Health Insurance Scheme Act 2004.

President Muhammadu Buhari
May 19, 2022

UK endorses Kamina Johnson-Smith for next Commonwealth Secretary-General

Her interest in the position has drawn backlash from the members of the Caribbean Community who prefers the standing “principle of rotation between regions.”

Kamina Johnson-Smith