News

Killing of twins: Orphanage owner accuses FG of not doing enough

5 years ago /
Oddities 

There is a growing denial of the existence of the cultural practice of killing twins at infancy in some communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Abuja residents hail power supply under private investors

5 years ago /

With a population of over 160 million people, the nation’s electricity generation capacity still hovers around 4,000 megawatts which energy experts say is a far cry from what can service the entire nation.

NUGA games 2014 to begin in February

5 years ago /
Sports  

The 24th Nigeria University Games, MUGA, earlier scheduled to hold in 2013 will now begin on February 12 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state.

 

Date for the NWFL Congress set for February 1

5 years ago /
Sports  

The general congress of the board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has been scheduled for Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

Venus Williams suffers early defeat in Australian Open

5 years ago /
Sports  

Former grand slam champion, Venus Williams bidded an early farewell to the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the tournament played at Margaret Court arena, Melbourne, Sunday.

Abuja Demolition exercise; Church, stores, demolished

5 years ago /
Oddities 

A number of alleged illegal structure were on Sunday demolished by the Federal Capital Territory Authorities in Garki district of Nigeria’s capital.

Jonathan calls for unity; cautions politicians to watch their words

5 years ago /
Nation 

Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan says the unity and corporate existence of the country is more important than the interest of any individual or group.

Reactions trail the shooting of Senator Abe by Nigerian Police

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Coordinator of Save Rivers Movement, Igo Aguma, accused the police of taking sides with the  anti-Amaechi forces in the state. he was corroborated by others as well. 

SOUTH-WEST PDP SHUNS KASHAMU

5 years ago /
Politics 

RICHARD AKINJIDE (SAN), member of the PDP Board of Trustees, in is reaction to another source of concern in the PDP crisis, appeared to agree with the concerns raised by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the fitness of Buruji Kashamu to lead the south-west PDP.

APGA sweeps votes at Anambra Local government elections

5 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has won all the twenty chairmanship positions declared by the Anambra state Independent Electoral Commission, ANSIEC, during Saturday’s local government polls.

Super Falcons through to next round

5 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s super falcons are through to the final round of qualifiers for the 2014 Africa Women’s Championship, AWC in Namibia.

Details of the GLO-CAF Awards in Lagos

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football, CAF  has awarded  the African player of the year 2013 to Yaya Toure of Cote D’ivoire for the third time.

Jonathan challenges his critics; says they criticize without thinking

5 years ago /
Politics 

President Jonathan who said his administration agenda has registered remarkable achievements told the visiting delegation that his administration does not treat the safety and welfare of Nigerians lightly.

Nigerian government signs prisoner transfer deal with the United Kingdom

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), yesterday signed a prisoners’ transfer agreement with the United Kingdom. 

Japan and China struggle over Africa

5 years ago /
International News 

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will visit Africa and the middle east this week, bearing development cash pledges as Tokyo pushes back against growing Chinese influence in the resource-rich region.

Pakistani court insists Musharraf must attend next court sitting

5 years ago /
International News 

A Pakistani court has ruled that ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf must attend his next court hearing, despite his lawyers' arguments that he is in poor health.

Afghanistan government to return 10-year old suicide bomber to family

5 years ago /
International News 

The Afghan authorities say a girl whose brother allegedly sent her on a suicide mission may be returned to her family, despite her plea for a new home.

Tributes pour in for Pakistani teenager who tackled suicide bomber

5 years ago /
International News 

Tributes have been pouring for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area.

Russia defends Syria yet again

5 years ago /
International News 

Russia has blocked a UN security council statement condemning the Syrian government's use of air strikes against civilians in the city of Aleppo.

South Sudan Crisis: Rebels strengthen stronghold

5 years ago /
Security 

South Sudan's rebels are strengthening their defences in the key city of Bentiu in anticipation of a government offensive to recapture it as peace talks have stalled.