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People turn out en masse to welcome acting Governor of Taraba state

5 years ago /
Politics 

The acting governor of Taraba state, Garba Umar has expressed appreciation to the people for their support and sued for continuous peace to enable further development in the state.

English Premier League (EPL) results and fixtures

5 years ago /

Chelsea displayed purposeful and robust football when they defeated Manchester United by three goals to one in one of the English Premier League matches played on Saturday.

Nigeria trashes South Africa 3 goals to 1

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles put a superlative performance to beat host, South Africa 3-1 and qualify for the quarter finals of the Africa Nations Championship.

Fresh fighting breaks out in Central African Republic

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Fresh fighting has broken out in the Central African Republic as the country prepares for the announcement of the list of candidates seeking to become the new interim president.

Komla Dumor dies at 41

5 years ago /

Tributes have continued to pour for BBC TV presenter, Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.

Nigerian government to ban the training of government officials abroad; endorses the FUTO training centers

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, says patronizing local institutions will help to conserve scarce resources expended on foreign training.

Ihejerika responds to threats by Northern elders to sue service chiefs

5 years ago /
Security 

Former chief of army staff, Azubuike Ihejirika has described the threat of Nigeria’s northern elders to drag former service chiefs to the International Criminal Court as ill-conceived.

Chinese investigators grill high-ranking government officials to unravel corruption allegations

5 years ago /

Chinese investigators have questioned more than a dozen senior officials, including the country's top prosecutor, about links to retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is the subject of a corruption probe.

President Obama moves to revise America's spy programs following Snowden's expose

5 years ago /

President Barack Obama is to announce changes to us electronic spy programmes after revelations made by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Indonesian authorities caution Australia over incursions on its territory

5 years ago /

Indonesia is not happy about what it calls Australia's violation of its sovereignty by naval incursions.

Explosive device thrown at protesters in Thailand

5 years ago /

An explosive device wounded 28 anti-government protesters in the Thai capital on Friday and other violence was reported after several days of relative calm when the movement appeared to be running out of steam.

Train crash kills at least three people in Pakistan

5 years ago /

Officials say a blast has derailed a train in central Pakistan killing at least three people and injuring 15.

Headway made in Syria's peace-talks

5 years ago /

Syrian foreign minister Walid Al-Moualem said on Friday he had handed†Russia†plans for a ceasefire in Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo, and was ready to exchange lists with rebel forces on a possible prisoner swap.

Ugadan President refuses to sign anti-gay bill into law

5 years ago /

Uganda's President Yowerimuseveni has declined approval of a controversial bill to toughen laws against homosexuals.

Central African Republic crisis claims an additional 20 lives

5 years ago /

A senior U.N. official warned of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a more robust international response to communal bloodshed in which at least twenty more people were killed on Thursday.

Foundation calls for the immediate democratization of the police force

5 years ago /

The need for independent security agencies in Nigeria was the focus of a forum on Conflicts and Security Governance in West Africa which ended on thursday in Abuja.

United Nations calls for higher inclusion of youths in electoral processes in Nigeria

5 years ago /
Politics 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agency, Democratic Governance for Development, has called for more civic education among political parties to achieve a violence free election in 2015.

First Lady Patience Jonathan, Onyeka Onwenu, call for more inclusion of women in politics

5 years ago /
Politics 

As another election year approaches, Nigerian women are again asking for increased inclusion in the governance of the country. 

INEC to use electronic register in future elections

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it would henceforth use only the electronic register to conduct elections in Nigeria.

Political analysts express doubt that Tukur's resignation will save the PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

National chairman of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur resigned his position, thursday.