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Thai Junta Chief Named as New Thailand Prime Minister

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha has been named the new prime minister of the Southeast Asian nation.

U.S. Launches Fresh Strikes Against IS Despite Threat

4 years ago /
International News 

U.S aircraft have launched fresh strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq, despite threats from the group to kill a second American captive in retribution for continued attacks.  

India: Forensic Investigation Of Two Teenage Cousins Murdered Showed No Sexual Assault

4 years ago /
International News 

A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India has concluded they were not sexually assaulted.

Marina Silva Chosen To Run For Brazilian Presidency

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Brazil’s socialist party has named environmentalist Marina Silva the new presidential candidate a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.

Appeal Filed Over Jailed Al Jazeera Staff

4 years ago /
International News 

Lawyers for the three Al Jazeera English staff jailed in Egypt have therefore filed appeals against their convictions.    

Police Fire Live Rounds And Tear Gas During Protests In Monrovia

4 years ago /
International News 

Police in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, have fired live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ekiti Debt Profile Worrisome — Fayose

4 years ago /
Politics 

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, and the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, yesterday locked horns over the debt profile of the state.

South Africa Bans Entry For Non-Citizens From Ebola Affected Countries

4 years ago /
International News 

Cabinet has issued an immediate ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

2015 Election: There Would Be No Masked Security - Jega

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said on Wednesday that the commission would not allow security operatives to be masked during the 2015 general elections.      

Former Vatican City Governor Szoka Dies At Age 86

4 years ago /
International News 

Edmund Szoka, who was the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, has died at age 86.

Environmental Protection: NESREA To Sanction Erring Consultants

4 years ago /
Environment 

The Director General of the Nigeria Environmental Regulatory Agency, NESREA, Ngeri Benebo has blamed poor compliance with environmental protection regulation on the incompetence of some environmental consultants in the country.    

Four Killed As APC-PDP Supporters Clash In Nasarawa State

4 years ago /
Security 

As the ongoing bickering between the Nasarawa State People Democratic Party (PDP)-controlled House of Assembly and the All Progressives Congress  (APC) has continued to degenerate as youths in both parties yesterday clashed in Obi Local Government Area, leading to the death of four persons while scores of others were severely injured

Boko Haram Militants Seize Police Academy In Borno

4 years ago /
Security 

Boko Haram Islamist militants have overrun Northern Nigeria’s riot police training academy in Borno state according to reports gathered from BBC.

Indigenous Firms Boosting Nigeria’s Production On Marginal Field

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The contribution of indigenous firms to oil and gas production and reserves in Nigeria through marginal fields awarded to them in the first licensing round has grown in recent times, adding pressure on the government to expedite action on the next bid round.

Zimbabwe Sets Up Ebola Health Border Ports

4 years ago /
International News 

The Zimbabwean government is setting up health ports at border posts and airports to monitor people travelling into the country and quarantine those suspected of carrying the deadly Ebola virus, state media reported Thursday.

Tunisia And Egypt's Cairo Airport Cancel All Flights To Libya

4 years ago /
International News 

Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport have cancelled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries said on Thursday. Tunisian aviation officials gave no explanation but Libyan news agency LANA said Cairo airport authorities had cancelled flights to and from the neighbouring country for security reasons. The closure of airspace came after the Libyan government said on Monday unidentified wrar planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli fighting with a rival faction for control of the capital.

Bank of America $17bn Record Penalty Confirmed

4 years ago /
International News 

America’s second largest lender has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with US federal authorities over selling bad mortgages, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Adamawa Probe Panel For Nyako Commence Sitting

4 years ago /
Politics 

The probe panel set up by the acting governor of Adamawa state Alhaji Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri up to investigate the former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has commenced sitting in Yola, the Adamawa state capital The panel headed by Justice Umar Bobboi.  

Applications For US Unemployment Benefits Falls

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.    

Russian Aid Convoy Starts Moving Into Ukraine

4 years ago /
International News 

The first trucks from a Russian aid convoy on Thursday passed a Russian border check point and started moving towards the border crossing with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.