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UKRAINE: Yanukovych seeks to obtain loan from Russia's Putin

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine's president could secure loans from Russia on Tuesday when he meets Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin - money that could help fend off economic crisis but may fuel anti-government protests in Kiev.

2015 ELECTIONS MAY NOT HOLD IN YOBE, BORNO AND ADAMAWA - JEGA

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent  National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced that it is to spend N93 billion for the 2015 general elections. The Electoral body went on to state that elections may not hold in the North-eastern states under emergency rule.

Scores killed in Iraq ahead of Shi'ite Holy Day

5 years ago /
International News 

Al Qaeda-linked Sunni Muslim militants have intensified attacks on the security forces, civilians and anyone seen as supporting the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, tipping Iraq back into its deadliest levels of violence in five years.

Mandela Buried

5 years ago /
International News 

South Africa buried nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar.

Niger: Proposed Doctors Strike

5 years ago /
Health 

The Nigerian medical association, NMA, says it will embark on a strike action on December 18 if the federal government fails to meet its demand reached at its meeting in Minna, Niger state.

Abuja: Treason

5 years ago /
Politics 

The federal government has warned the All Progressive Congress (APC) that it would pay the price of treason for calling for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan.

China and U.S relations: Leaders attempt to ease tensions

5 years ago /
International News 

Chinese vice Premier Wang Yang will host U.S secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker and trade representative Michael Froman for the Joint Commission On Commerce And Trade (JCCT) on December 19-20.

Bangladesh executes Islamist leader

5 years ago /
Religion 

Bangladesh has executed the Islamism leader Abdul Kader Mullah, who was convicted of atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

North Korean President orders execution of Uncle for treason

5 years ago /
Politics 

The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for "acts of treachery".

Central African Republic conflict intensifies

5 years ago /
Security 

The base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport which has been one of the safest places in town is now also home to around 30,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Christian and Muslim militia.

GUINEA POLITICS: A SENSE OF CALM SETS OVER THE COUNTRY

5 years ago /
Politics 

Opposition parties in Guinea said on Thursday they would take their seats in the National assembly, ending a period of uncertainty that began when the Supreme Court rejected their challenge to September’s election results.

Robin Van Persie off the pitch for a month

5 years ago /
Sports  

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out of action for a month with a thigh strain.

HIGHEST EARNING ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS

5 years ago /
Sports  

His Manchester United team may be floundering in ninth in the Premier League table, but star striker Wayne Rooney tops the rich list for English footballers.

Imo state government seals off 8 commercial banks

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The full wrath of the Imo state government is urgently being visited on eight commercial banks in the state for failure to pay tax.

Nigeria's Boko Haram claims responsibility for northeast barracks attack

5 years ago /
Security 

Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram was behind a coordinated attack on military targets this month, the group's leader has said in a video message lauding the group's successes against President Goodluck Jonathan's army.

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt

5 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.

Pope attacks mega-salaries and wealth gap in peace message

5 years ago /
Religion 

Pope Francis said in the first peace message of his pontificate that huge salaries and bonuses are symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality and called again for nations to narrow the wealth gap.

US drone wipes out wedding convoy by mistake

5 years ago /
International News 

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

Japan should embrace nuclear power, government panel says

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Japan should embrace nuclear power as an "important and fundamental" energy source, a government panel said on Friday, in advice that looks almost certain to be accepted, despite widespread anti-nuclear feeling after the Fukushima disaster.

Arsene Wenger talks on upcoming Manchester City match

5 years ago /
Sports  

 It is hard putting a positive spin on a trip to Manchester City’s fortress, especially after a midweek mugging in Naples, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger did his best on Friday.