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Russia Signs Deals With China To Help Weather Sanctions

4 years ago /
International News 

Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals on Monday hailed by Moscow as evidence a policy turn toward Asia will help it weather Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis. The agreements, signed during a visit to Moscow by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, built on moves by President Vladimir...

NB Wins Approval To Merge Consolidated Breweries

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigerian Breweries (NB) said on Monday it won regulatory approval to merge its operations with rival Consolidated Breweries, majority owned by its parent firm Heineken. Heineken, the majority shareholder in Nigerian Breweries, acquired a controlling stake in Consolidated Breweries in 2005 and said it would seek approvals to merge both businesses...

Dangote Sues Zambia’s Labour Minister Over Graft Allegations

4 years ago /
International News 

Dangote Cement’s Zambian subsidiary has sued the country’s labour minister for libel and slander after he accused an executive of the Nigerian company of attempting to bribe him. A row has been brewing between Zambia and Dangote Cement, a major employer in Africa’s second-largest copper producer, after the government minister made...

58-Foot Dead Whale Washes Up On Long Island Beach

4 years ago /
International News 

A 58-foot finback dead whale washed ashore on a Long Island beach. It appears to have been hit by a boat, according to an animal rescue group. The whale had bruises on its right dorsal and on its side,"consistent with injuries sustained with a vessel strike," according to a Facebook message...

4 Nigerians Among Best Phd Graduates In Malaysia

4 years ago /
Education  International News 

Four Nigerians are among those adjudged the best among 147 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates from the International Islamic University (IIUM), Malaysia. At the convocation held at Gombak, 4,853 students from 73 countries graduated with Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees with 52 Nigerians graduating with various degrees. The number includes 26...

3 Suspected Dead After Illinois Plane Crash

4 years ago /
International News 

Three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into a suburban Chicago neighbourhood Sunday, police told ABC News. The crash happened at 10:40 local time in a residential area in Palos Hills, Ill., said James Boie, deputy chief of the Palos Hills Police Department. The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron,...

Catholic Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts To Offer Church

4 years ago /
Religion 

Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married. A two-week meeting of bishops on family issues arrived at...

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Visits Iraq For Meeting With New PM

4 years ago /
International News 

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is in Iraq for a meeting with the country's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi. His visit comes as a small team of British troops is in northern Iraq to train Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants. A dozen soldiers will spend around a week training the Peshmerga how...

IGP Appoints CSP Olabisi Kolawole, As ‘Force Gender Adviser’

4 years ago /

In a bid to consolidate on the gains made by the Nigeria Police Force, in stemming the tides of violence against women and girls in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPM, NPOM, mni, has re-constituted the Force Gender Unit. In this light, the IGP has appointed CSP...

 

500 Flights Cancelled And 59 Injured As Typhoon Vongfong Sweeps Up The Japanese Coast

4 years ago /
Environment  International News 

Safety measures at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant were tightened today as the strongest storm to hit Japan this year battered the southern islands of Kyushu and Shikoku. Typhoon Vongfong brought heavy rain to Tokyo and caused extensive travel disruption across Japan, where 820,000 people have been urged to leave...

Renowned Kenyan Professor, Ali Mazrui Dies At 81

4 years ago /
International News 

Professor Ali Mazrui, renowned Kenyan academic, is dead. He died at 3:00am Kenya time on Monday morning in the USA where he has been lecturing, according to a Kenyan newspaper, The Star. Leaders from the coast led by Governor Hassan Joho and the county’s senator, Omara Hasan, eulogised Mazrui as a...

Samsung Develops 60GHz WiFi, Downloads 1GB Of Data In 3 Seconds

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Samsung has revealed new technology making Wi-Fi speeds five-times faster for devices than the current norm. Samsung Electronics has developed new Wi-Fi technology that allows devices to transfer data up to five-times faster than the current maximum. The company revealed the new technology in a statement over the weekend, which stated that...

AFCON 2015: Fans Give Eagles Hostile Reception In Abuja

4 years ago /
Sports  

Following their below par outing against the Falcons of Jediane, Stephen Keshi’s men were accorded an unsympathetic welcome on arrival from Sudan. Nigeria national football team got a harsh welcome on arrival from angry fans following their show of shame in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan in Khartoum. Stephen...

MH17: Australian PM Vows To Confront Putin

4 years ago /
International News 

Australian PM Tony Abbott has said he plans to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane in July. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers, including 38 Australians, died. Mr Abbott said they...

Great News! TY Bello Delivers Twins After 9 Years Of Marriage

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Celebrated photographer and singer, TY Bello and her husband, Kashetu welcomed their first children together, a set of twin boys, on Friday, 10th October, after 9 years of marriage. TY put to bed in the United States of America just less than a week of releasing her 3rd studio album ‘The...

Nobel Peace Prize: President Jonathan Congratulates Malala And Kailash

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday congratulated the joint recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi. In a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said he believed that Malala and her co-winner were worthy...

Fire Guts Madam Tinubu Hall UNILAG, Few Students Injured

4 years ago /
Education 

The Madam Tinubu hall of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Yaba, Lagos state, reportedly caught fire in the early hours of yesterday morning. According to Naij.com, the fire started around 4a.m. Sunday morning. It was gathered that a student used a hot plate to cook and put it under her bed without...

France's Jean Tirole Wins Economics Nobel Prize

4 years ago /
International News 

France's Jean Tirole has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The Frenchman wins for his analysis of market power and regulation. The economics prizes is awarded according to the same principles as for the Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since...

Balarabe Musa, Falae And Others Form New Party, CAA

4 years ago /
Politics 

Balarabe Musa, the former governor of the old Kaduna state, former Finance Minister, Olu Falae, and others have formed Credible Alternative Alliance (CAA) as a counterweight to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). Other names on board CAA include Mouktar Mohammed, Gbenga Kaka, Yahaya Dauda, Ibrahim...

Penelope Cruz Named Sexiest Woman Alive By Esquire Magazine

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Penelope Cruz has been named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine.  The Spanish bombshell - who has two children with husband Javier Bardem - certainly lives up to the title on the magazine cover, posing in just a plunging black bathing suit with her hair in tousled waves over her shoulders.  Penelope, 40,...