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Key members of Obama's inner circle consider quitting

5 years ago /
International News  Politics 

President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors, a key figure in fiscal talks with Congress, is considering leaving the White House next year, according to sources familiar with the matter.

President Jonathan replies critics; sets date for National conference

5 years ago /
Politics 

While announcing the time frame for the anticipated National Conference proposed by President Good luck Jonathan, took the opportunity to take a swipe back at his critics. 

US criticizes Nigeria's Security forces over the handling of the Boko Haram menace

5 years ago /
Security 

The United States has criticized the strategies being implemented by security forces in combating the Boko Haram menace. 

Israeli forces kill member of Palestinian Security Force

5 years ago /
International News 

Israeli troops shot and killed a member of the Palestinian security forces they wanted to arrest in the central West Bank town of Qalqilya on Thursday, the Israeli military said.

Suicide Bomber kills 10 in Baghdad

5 years ago /
International News 

 A suicide bomber killed at least ten Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims on Thursday in a mainly Sunni neighborhood of southern Baghdad, police sources said.  

Russia cautions Syrian President on re-election announcement

5 years ago /
International News 

A Russian diplomat signaled on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should refrain from statements suggesting he might seek re-election because it could fuel tension before planned peace talks.

Indian Diplomat strip-searched by US authorities

5 years ago /
International News 

The U.S. attorney in Manhattan defended on Wednesday the treatment of an Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest last week on charges of underpaying her nanny, a case that has strained U.S.-Indian relations.

Mourinho made me what I am - DIDIER DROGBA

5 years ago /
Sports  

Didier Drogba believes that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made him become one of Europe's most feared strikers.

Manchester City snags Nigeria's Golden Eaglets' player

5 years ago /
Sports  

A Golden Eaglets forward has been snagged by the formidable English team, Manchester City. Kelechi Iheanacho, who was released from the super eagles camp on Monday was voted the Most Valuable Player at the FIFA Under - 17 World Cup which was held in the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

Stephen Keshi outlines game plan for 2014 World Cup

5 years ago /
Sports  

As part of preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has proposed that the Super Eagles camp in the USA. 

APC GAINS CONTROL OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

5 years ago /
Politics 

The ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has lost its majority in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. 

Infamous British robber dies

5 years ago /
International News 

A British Criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 great train robbery, has died aged 84.

Thai protest update: Protesters regroup

5 years ago /
International News 

Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they will step up their protests in an attempt to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and push through electoral reforms before a general election is held.

South Sudan crisis update

5 years ago /
International News 

South Sudanese soldiers clashed on Wednesday near the flashpoint town of Bor in fighting that has spread from the capital, raising fears of a broader civil conflict in the two-year-old nation.

More European countries to send troops into C.A.R

5 years ago /
International News 

Some European countries will send troops to support a French-African mission to restore order in Central African Republic.

NATO threatens to pull out of Afghanistan

5 years ago /
International News 

NATO would have to start planning for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by early next spring if President Hamid Karzai refuses to sign a security pact allowing foreign troops to stay on.

UKRAINE: President Yanukovych faced with resignation calls over agreement with Russia

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine's President faced calls to resign on Wednesday over a 15-billion dollar bailout from Russia which the opposition and protesters said had sold the country out to its former soviet masters in Moscow.

SUPPORT PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN - NGO SAYS

5 years ago /
Nation 

Nigerians have once again been enjoined to support the ongoing transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

China's Naval vessel almost collides with US Navy ship

5 years ago /
International News 

China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a U.S. guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby.

INEC SEEKS POWER TO DISQUALIFY UNQUALIFIED PARTIES

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is asking the lawmakers to alter the provisions of certain sections and subsections of the Electoral Act 2010. The proposed amendment, according to the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, will enhance the independence of the electoral body.