News

ASUP STRIKE UPDATE: FG, ASUP trade blames over lingering strike

6 years ago /
Education 

About 75 government polytechnics across the country have been on strike to protest the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the Federal government since 1999.

Smog in China hits all time high

6 years ago /
International News 

Residents of China's capital, Beijing, have been warned to take precautions after air pollution readings soared.

Danish woman gang-raped at knife-point for 3 hours

6 years ago /

Police in the Indian capital Delhi are hunting for suspects wanted over the gang rape of a Danish woman. 

Michael Jackson death: Doctor's conviction upheld by higher court

6 years ago /

A US court has rejected Conrad Murray's bid to have his conviction for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson overturned.

Pentagon set to investigate the burning of Iraqi soldiers by US marines

6 years ago /

The US marine corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of images published by a celebrity gossip website that appear to show marines burning the bodies of dead Iraqi insurgents.

 

Four suspected terrorists to be tried in absentia for murder

6 years ago /
International News 

The trial of four men accused of murdering former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri has begun at the Hague.

The Vatican publicly challenged in Geneva

6 years ago /
International News 

The vatican is being confronted publicly for the first time over the sexual abuse of children by clergy, at a UN hearing in Geneva.

Egypt records high turnout for referendum

6 years ago /

Egyptian officials have spoken of a high turnout in a referendum on a new constitution, with voters expected to endorse the removal of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

 

Uganda joins forces with South Sudan to defeat rebels

6 years ago /

President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed that Ugandan troops are fighting alongside South Sudan government forces against rebels.

Nigeria declared guinea worm-free by the WHO

6 years ago /
Health 

The World Health Organisation has recognized the efforts of Nigerian government in the delivery of social service by certifying her as a guinea worm free country.

President Goodluck Jonathan announces resignation of Bamaga Tukur as PDP Chairman

6 years ago /
Politics 

Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Mohammed Tukur, has resigned.

President Jonathan changes service chiefs, announces replacements

6 years ago /
Nation 

President Jonathan has effected changes in the military high command as he appoints new service chiefs.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala yet to submit response to Committee's 50 questions

6 years ago /
Business and Economy  

It is over three weeks since December 19, 2013 when the Finance committee set a timeline for the Minister to submit her response to the fifty questions raised. The Minister is, however et to submit her response.

Edo state launches the Tax Payer Identification Number Project

6 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Governor Oshiomole has launched the Tax Payer Identification Number project.

Nigerians react to the alleged call for Sanusi's resignation

6 years ago /
Oddities 

According to recent reports, President Goodluck Jonathan directed Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to resign immediately as a result of his leaked letter that alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation, NNPC had failed to remit 49.8 billion dollars to the federation account.

Nigeria Governors' Forum calls for an independent investigation into missing 49.8 billion dollars

6 years ago /

The Amaechi-led group of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum says there is no evidence of payment of the alleged missing 49.8 billion dollar oil revenue into the federation account.

Sharapova progresses to the next round of the Australian Open

6 years ago /
Sports  

World number three, Maria Sharapova overcome a high temperature to advance into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 victory over Italian Karin Knapp at the Hisense arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Nadal and Federer excel in Australian Open

6 years ago /
Sports  

World number one, Rafael Nadal continued his impressive start in the Australian Open as he progressed into the third round of the tournament with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis Thursday

Former Sports Minister calls on the FG to release funds early for the Olympics

6 years ago /
Sports  

Former Sports Minister Samaila Sambawa has appealed to the federal government to quicken the process of releasing the 2014 budget to enable the Sports Ministry prepare Team Nigeria adequately for the 2014 Commonwealth games.

Upcoming matches in the African Nations Championship, CHAN

6 years ago /
Sports  

The 2014 African Nations Championship, CHAN, continues today in Group B as Uganda hopes to make it their second consecutive victory when they face Zimbabawe in Group B.