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Nyako Impeachment: Judgement Reserved For Oct 8

4 years ago /
Nation 

A federal high court in Abuja reserved judgement till next week in a suit filled by Mr Bala Ngilari, Adamawa ex-deputy governor under impeached Governor Murtala Nyako. Justice Ademola Adeniyi reserved judgement after the submissions of counsel to different parties in the suit, he also insisted that a definite date for...

Police Drops Charge Of Defamation Against AIT Senior Correspondent, Anakwue

4 years ago /
Nation 

The police have withdrawn the charge of defamation of character filed against a journalist with the African Independent Television (AIT), Mr. Amaechi Anakwue. The First Information Report, which contained the charge, was withdrawn by the police following which an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court struck it out. Anakwue was consequently discharged and has...

Eid-El-Kabir: Military Slams 48-hour Ban On Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri

4 years ago /
Security 

Military authorities in Borno State have placed a 48-hour ban on all vehicular movement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as a measure to prevent any possible attack on the city by Boko Haram terrorists. The decision to impose the curfew came after a security council meeting the governor had with...

Eid-El-Kabir: FRSC Deploys 18,000 Officers, Others To Minimise Accidents, Deaths

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has deployed 18,000 personnel, including Regular and Special Marshals, 800 patrol vehicles, 60 motor bikes, 52 ambulances and 6 heavy duty tow trucks along critical corridors of the highways as part of plans for a nationwide special patrol slated for September 30-October 12, 2014...

Barcelona Star Lionel Messi To Face Tax Fraud Trial

4 years ago /
Sports  

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi is to face court trial for alleged tax evasion, a Spanish judge has ruled. The judge rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop the charges on the grounds the player's father was responsible for his finances. Messi and his father Jorge are accused of defrauding the authorities...

Eid-el-Kabir: NSCDC Deploys 50000 Officers

4 years ago /
Security 

To ensure a successful and peaceful Eid-el-Kabir celebration on Saturday, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr. Ade Abolurin, has directed its zonal and state commands to adequately deploy personnel in strategic places ahead of the celebration. Ade Abolurin in a statement in Abuja yesterday,...

UN: At Least Nine UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Ambush

4 years ago /
International News 

At least nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger were killed on Friday in northern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, the UN mission said. "This morning, a convoy of MINUSMA peacekeepers from the Nigerien contingent was the target of a direct attack while travelling to Indelimane, in the...

Oshiomhole Scraps 35-year Retirement Policy For Edo Workers

4 years ago /
Nation 

The governor of Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomole has cancelled the 35-year retirement policy for the workers in Edo State, the workers are to retire at age 60 regardless of putting 35 years in the state civil service or not. While governor Oshiomole was talking at the meeting with the labour...

El-Rufai Declares Intention To Contest For Kaduna Governorship

4 years ago /
Politics 

Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Thursday declared his intention to contest the Kaduna State governorship on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said this in Kaduna when he visited the party’s office. He said, “I came along with my colleagues to...

Death Toll In Libya Bombings Rises To 36

4 years ago /
International News 

At least 36 Libyan soldiers were killed in three suicide bombings and clashes with militants in the Eastern city of Benghazi, the Libyan army said. The new toll – a dramatic increase from the previously reported seven deaths – also says that more than 70 were wounded, RT reported. While several troops...

Jonathan: Nigeria Will Remain Politically Stable And United After 2015 Elections

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Thursday in Abuja assured the international community that Nigeria will remain politically stable and united after the 2015 general elections. President Jonathan gave the assurance at audiences with the new ambassadors of Spain, Finland, Ireland and Ghana who presented their letters of credence to him at the...

 

FG To Privitise Federal Airports

4 years ago /

Mr Benjamin Dikki, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprise said the privitization of federal airports in Nigeria would soon commence. Mr Dikki made this known in his presentation on “Reforms and Privatisation Opportunities in Nigeria” at the ongoing 9th Abuja International Trade Fair. Dikki said, although a lot of investments have being...

Spain Calls Up Diego Costa Despite Mourinho Plea

4 years ago /
Sports  

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up striker Diego Costa for European Championship qualifying despite the fitness concerns of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Del Bosque included Diego Costa in Spain's 23-man squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers at Slovakia on Thursday and at Luxembourg on Oct. 12. Mourinho had complained that his...

Buying Balotelli Was A 'Calculated' Risk - Rodgers

4 years ago /
Sports  

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that buying Mario Balotelli was a 'calculated risk' based on a lack of other options. The Reds spent £16m on the Italian - who has failed to score a Premier League goal since his return to England - purely because he was available at the...

JP Morgan Reveals Data Breach Affected 76 Million Households

4 years ago /
International News 

The cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase & Co., first announced in July, compromised information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the company revealed Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact information, including name, address, phone number and e-mail address, as well as internal JPMorgan Chase information about...

EU Clears Facebook's $19 Bn Buyout Of WhatsApp

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

European Union regulators on Friday cleared the buyout of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service by Facebook, despite opposition by telecom companies afraid of the growing power of US technology giants. In a statement explaining its approval of the $19-billon (15-billion-euro) deal, the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said Facebook and...

NJC Asks IG To Probe Attack On Ekiti Judges

4 years ago /
Politics 

According to New Telegraph the National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday demanded a probe into the recent attacks on judges in Ekiti State. The NJC, at the end of an emergency meeting in Abuja, condemned the attacks on the judiciary and judicial officers in general nationwide and asked the acting Inspector...

Fayose Must Be Arrested For Attack On Chief Judge, APC Insists

4 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated its earlier call for the arrest and prosecution of Ekiti Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose for leading a band of thugs to attack Justice Adeyeye on the premises of the State High Court on Sept. 25th, warning that failure to act decisively now would spell...

Di Maria Voted Manchester United Player Of The Month For September

4 years ago /
Sports  

Angel di Maria has rounded off an impressive September with a Player of the Month award at Manchester United. The club's record signing has already become an influential player for Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford and was the clear winner of the award winning 68 per cent of the vote. Ander...

Oil Price Crashes To Two-Year Low

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The 2014 budget yesterday faced its biggest threat of the year as oil, the main source of income for the country, sold at $90 per barrel, the lowest price in two years. Nigeria, Africa’s biggest crude exporter, which depends largely on proceeds from crude to service over 85 per cent...