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Putin, Poroshenko Meet Merkel, Hollande On Ukraine Crisis

5 years ago /
International News 

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande for a second time on Friday to look for a way of resolving the crisis in Ukraine. The four leaders, along with aides, met in a hotel in central Milan at the...

PDP Basking In Past Glory - Oyegun

5 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the attitude of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led federal government on the chances of being defeated by the opposition party as uncertain and impractical. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the party responding to the statement credited to Dr. Doyin Okupe, the president's...

 

Court Upholds Ban On Use Of Hijabs In Lagos Public Schools

5 years ago /
Education 

An Ikeja High Court on Friday upheld the ban on the wearing of Hijab (Muslim head scarf) in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos state. Justice Modupe Onyeabor dismissed the suit instituted against the Lagos State Government by two 12-year-old girls under the aegis of the Muslim Students of Nigeria,...

NCPC: President Jonathan To Perform Jerusalem Pilgrimage

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan will join other Christian pilgrims this year to perform the holy pilgrimage to Jerusalem, says the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, John Kennedy Okpara. More to follow...... ...

Southampton Pair Graziano Pelle And Ronald Koeman Win Premier League Player And Manager Of The Month Awards

5 years ago /
Sports  

Graziano Pelle and Ronald Koeman have been awarded the Premier League player and manager of the month awards following Southampton's excellent start to the season.  Koeman steered the Saints to victory in all three of their Premier League games last month, with a 4-0 win over Newcastle followed by a 1-0 away at Swansea and...

Dokubo-Asari Threatens Not To Go Soft On Lai Mohammed Over $9.3m Arms Scandal

5 years ago /
Nation 

Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, Ex-militant and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF hinted at what appeared a bit of violence Wednesday, with a threat of lawsuit or “self-help” against the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lai Mohammed, for claiming he helped transport $9.3 million cash for arms...

Kwankwaso: I Am Happy I Left PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, the governor of Kano State, on Thursday expressed his feelings about leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Kwankwaso said he was happy to be in a party which has the power to overthrow the PDP. The governor stated this while on a visit to the House of Representatives to...

 

2015: Kwankwaso Backs Consensus Plan

5 years ago /
Politics 

Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, the governor of Kano state changed his position on the use of consensus arrangement to pick the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 Presidential election. He said the APC was intending on using the consensus arrangement to produce its candidate but that it might...

 

14 dead, 11 injured At Outdoor Pop Concert In S. Korea

5 years ago /
International News 

Fourteen people were killed and 11 others were seriously injured when a ventilation grate gave way under their weight while they were watching an outdoor pop concert south of Seoul on Friday, TV reports said. Some 25 people fell 20 metres (65 feet) into an underground parking area when the grate...

FG Insincere About State Of Economy – Fashola

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has accused the Federal Government of being insincere about the state of the nation’s economy. The governor said the Federal Government postponed the monthly Federal Allocation Accounts Committee meeting which was scheduled to hold in Enugu State over shortage of funds in the federation...

Boko Haram: FG Meets With Sect Representatives In Chad

5 years ago /
Security 

Ambassador Hassan Tukur, The Principal Private Secretary to the President, Danladi Ahmadu who was representing the Boko Haram sect in N’Djamena, Chad have both met with Chadian Government Officials to ensure the safe release of the Chibok girls. Report says an agreement of a ceasefire has taken place. The health of...

Pistorius Trial: Judge Adjourns Sentencing To Tuesday, Prosecutor Demands At Least Ten Years

5 years ago /
International News 

The defense lawyer for Oscar Pistorius opened his final arguments at the athlete's sentencing hearing Friday with an appeal to the judge to remember that he reacted as a vulnerable disabled man when he shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, 27, is due to be sentenced for culpable homicide, or...

Del Bosque To Quit Spain Job After Euro 2016

5 years ago /
Sports  

Spain's World Cup winning coach Vicente Del Bosque has said he will step down after Euro 2016. Del Bosque won the World Cup and Euro 2012 in his first four years in charge of La Roja but failed miserably in the defence of Spain's global title in Brazil earlier this year. The champions crashed...

Taraba: Why Umar Can’t See Suntai – Sen Bwacha

5 years ago /
Politics 

Senator Emanuel Bwacha has disclosed that the ill governor of Taraba State, Mr Danbaba Suntai, is being protected from his deputy Alhaji Garba Umar, because of the strong suspicion that Alhaji Umar wanted to eliminate Mr Suntai and take over as the governor of the State. Senator Bwacha, who made this...

Paskitani Christian Woman Sentenced To Death Over Accusation Of 'Blasphemy' Against Prophet Mohammed

5 years ago /
International News 

A Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to hang after she was accused of making 'blasphemous' comments about the prophet Mohammed during an argument.  While working as a berry picker in 2009, 46-year-old Asia Bibi got into a dispute with a group of Muslim women who objected to her drinking their...

APC Is Politising #BringBackOurGirls Movement – Presidency

5 years ago /
Politics 

On Thursday Hadiza Usman and Dino Melaye were accused by the presidency of politicizing the pain of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The presidency claims that the campaign was political and this was more confirmed after Audu Ogbeh a chieftain of All Progressives Congress said the party was proud that the campaign...

 

26 Year Old Brazilian Security Guard Confesses To Killing 39 People

5 years ago /
International News 

A 26-year-old Brazilian security guard who lived with his mother has confessed to murdering 39 people, which would make him one of the world's most prolific killers. Thiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha was arrested by police in Brazil when they found he was facing trial for stealing the number plate on a...

Kofi Annan Blasts Western Countries Over Response To Ebola

5 years ago /
Health 

Kofi Annan has said that developed countries had failed to respond to the crisis until it reached their shores. The former UN secretary general told the BBC's Newsnight, "I am bitterly disappointed by the response. I am disappointed in the international community for not moving faster. In this world we are...

2015: Buhari/Fashola Ticket Will Defeat Jonathan - APC Leader

5 years ago /

Chief Ayo Akande, a leader of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, has said that the party would win the 2015 presidential elections if it chooses Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) as its presidential candidate and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, as the running mate. Akande, made this known...

British Jihadists Could Face Treason Trials - Foreign Secretary

5 years ago /
International News 

British jihadists who go to fight in Iraq or Syria could be tried for treason, the Foreign Secretary has said. Philip Hammond said those who had gone out to train with Islamic State could be considered to have “sworn personal allegiance” to the terrorists and therefore committed the offence. Treason was punishable...