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NIGERIA: HOUSE TO VETO PRESIDENT

4 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is considering vetoing the President’s assent on about thirty-six bills that have been pending for months now.

BOKO HARAM: SENATE GRANTS JONATHAN'S REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF EMERGENCY RULE

4 years ago /
Nation 

In a unanimous decision, The Nigerian Senate granted the request of President Goodluck Jonathan, to extend the emergency rule in the troubled states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno in the North-eastern region of Nigeria.

TOLL POLICY: Why the Federal Government is bringing back Tolls

4 years ago /
Nation 

In a bid to implement a lasting solution to the problems facing Nigerian road networks, the Federal govrnment has proposed the return of the toll policy to the country.

ENUGU: FEMI FALANA PROMISES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GOVERNOR CHIME

4 years ago /
Nation 

Following the release of the petition allegedly written by the First Lady of Enugu state, Clara Chime.

ENUGU: GOVERNOR CHIME RESPONDS ON ALLEGATIONS OF FORCEFUL RESTRICTION OF HIS WIFE

4 years ago /

The people of Enugu state and the country at large were shell-shocked when the news of alleged abuse of the First Lady of Enugu state by her husband broke.

 

NIGER DELTA: REPS CALLS FOR URGENT CLEAN UP OF OGONILAND

4 years ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

The Environmental pollution in Ogoniland blamed on Oil companies resonated at the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

NIGERIA: BANKS TO ADOPT BIOMETRIC SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMER IDENTIFICATION

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Yet another milestone in the transformation of Nigeria's financial system is to be reached in February 2014; the introduction of the biometrics system to the financial institutions.

 

HEALTH: NIGERIA PARTNERS WITH USAID TO BOOST HEALTH SECTOR

4 years ago /
Health  Nation 

Resumed consideration of the Health Bill has been adjourned to another legislative day.

 

NIGERIA: DELTA CENTRAL REPRESENTED ONCE AGAIN IN THE SENATE

4 years ago /
Nation  Niger Delta  Politics 

The Late Senator Pius Ewherido has finally been formally replaced in the Senate.

BOKO HARAM: JONATHAN REQUESTS EXTENSION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The State of Emergency declared in three North-eastern states, Yobe, Borno and Adamawa which was supposed to expire on the 12th of Novemeber may have suffered a setback as the President has requested the National Assembly to approve an extension of the Emergency rule in those states.

 

CONGO: Congo rebel commander held in Uganda, says Ugandan source

4 years ago /
International News 

 The military commander of Congo's defeated M23 rebel movement, Sultani Makenga, has surrendered and is being held in Uganda at an undisclosed location, a senior Ugandan military officer said on Thursday.

 

IRAN:World powers start two-day nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva

4 years ago /
International News 

 World powers began two days of talks with Iran in Geneva on Thursday in the hope of hammering out a breakthrough deal to start resolving a decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear intentions. Both sides say an agreement is far from certain but Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said ahead of the talks that a deal was possible "if everyone tries their best".

 

RUSSIA: NATO war games worry Moscow

4 years ago /
International News 

NATO says the exercise, involving 6,000 soldiers from the alliance as well as non-members Sweden, Finland and Ukraine, is based on a fictional scenario in which troops from the imaginary state of Bothnia invade Estonia in a crisis sparked by competition for energy resources and economic collapse.

RUSSIA: Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

4 years ago /
International News 

Japan's Koichi Wakata pumped the air with his fist as the Soyuz rocket, painted with snowflake patterns, took off on a crisp morning, an onboard camera showed. The crew sat beneath a stuffed polar bear wrapped in a blue scarf, a Sochi mascot.

PDP CRISIS: APC AND G7 GOVERNORS PARLEY

4 years ago /
Politics 

The inability of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to amicably resolve its internal wrangling seems to have opened a window of opportunity for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

EGYPT: Egyptian court upholds Muslim Brotherhood ban

4 years ago /
International News 

A court in September had outlawed the Brotherhood after the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against his rule.

 

SYRIA: Bomb kills eight in central Damascus square

4 years ago /
International News 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group, reported seven dead and at least 20 wounded in the attack. It cited conflicting reports from activists as to whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or a mortar shell.

 

US: DEMOCRATS WIN

4 years ago /
International News 

Bill de Blasio will succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg to become the first Democrat leading New York city in two decades. This follows the Democrats’ victory in elections in New York city and the state of Virginia; the first major round of polls since President Obama's re-election in 2012.

 

ISRAEL: LIEBERMAN CLEARED

4 years ago /
International News 

Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been cleared of corruption charges by a court in Jerusalem. Lieberman will now return to the cabinet. The charges were related to his alleged involvement in the promotion of Israel's former ambassador to Belarus.

 

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN TALKS: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER EXPRESSES DOUBT

4 years ago /
International News 

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes Kerry's discussions in Jerusalem with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas will help steer the negotiations back to a place where they could achieve the historical peace that they seek.