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MANDELA: THOUSANDS QUEUE TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS

5 years ago /

Thousands of people queued on Wednesday to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela, whose body was lying in state in Pretoria in the building where the anti-apartheid hero was inaugurated in 1994 as South Africa's first black president.

CHINA: POWERFUL POLITICIAN PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST PENDING INVESTIGATION OF CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

5 years ago /
International News 

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

INDIA: SUPREME COURT RE-INSTATES BAN ON GAY MARRIAGES

5 years ago /
International News 

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalization that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country.

POPE FRANCIS NAMED TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR

5 years ago /
International News  Religion 

Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.

URUGUAY LEGALIZES CANNABIS

5 years ago /
International News 

Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.

UKRAINE: RIOT POLICE WITHDRAW AFTER OVERNIGHT TUSSLE WITH PROTESTERS

5 years ago /
International News 

Battalions of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday from a protest camp after moving against demonstrators overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to reclaim streets after weeks of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich.

Senate reverses bill seeking to criminalize online criticism of the government

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Tuesday reversed its decision to make criticism of the government on social media a crime punishable with 7 years in prison. 

Jonathan's administration under microscope following Tambuwal's corruption accusation

5 years ago /
Nation 

The bombshell dropped by the Speaker of the House of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal accusing the EFCC of corruption and the Presidency of aiding corruption has led to varying reactions across the nation.

"I SHOULD BE COMMENDED" - STELLA ODUAH

5 years ago /
Transport  

Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah faced the Senate Committee on Aviation yesterday as part of ongoing investigations into the numerous unanswered questions about the activities in the aviation sector especially the recents air accidents. 

"JONATHAN WILL CONTEST IN 2015" - LABARAN MAKU

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, yesterday, declared that President Goodluck Jonathan will be contesting in 2015. He bluntly announced that the North should stop agitating for a Northern Presidency as Jonathan is in need of another term to fully implement his transformation agenda.t

ARSENAL DOES NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO MAINTAIN THIER PACE - PATRICK VIEIRA

5 years ago /
Sports  

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has suggested his old club lack the leadership required to last the pace in this season's Premier League title race. Arsenal opened up a five point lead on the chasing pack last weekend after a 1-1 home draw with Everton, yet they face potentially season defining fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea in the coming weeks.

STEPHEN GERRARD OUT FOR 6 WEEKS OVER HAMSTRING INJURY

5 years ago /
Sports  

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard will be out for up to six weeks after scans confirmed the extent of his hamstring injury. Gerrard, 33, limped off during the second half of Saturday's 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham. He is expected to be absent until mid-January, and could miss anything up to eight matches, according to sources.

CRISTIANO RONALDO SETS YET ANOTHER RECORD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

5 years ago /
Sports  

Real Madrid put the seal on a fine Champions League group-stage campaign as they won 2-0 at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday - even if Cristiano Ronaldo did miss a penalty in the process.   Carlo Ancelotti's men have topped Group B by some distance and finish with 16 points from 18 after a record-breaking night.

"NO REASON FOR STRIKE TO CONTINUE" - DOYIN OKUPE

5 years ago /
Education 

In, perhaps one of the most shocking developments in the 5-month old ASUU strike, the Federal Government, yesterday, redacted the ultimatum given to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resume on the 9th of December or face mass sack. The excuse given for this rather stunning reversal was that substantial compliance was recorded from members of the union, therefore rendering any strict action on the part of the Federal government unfair. 

SPORTS: David Moyes admits Manchester United has been inconsistent

5 years ago /
Sports  

Manager David Moyes says he takes "complete responsibility" for Manchester United's recent defeats but is confident the devils will improve.

SPORTS: GUARDIOLA EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER BAYERN'S MATCH AGAINST MAN-CITY

5 years ago /
Sports  

In one of the most anticipated matches of the week, Bayern Munich will be facing the English team, Manchester United on Tuesday.  the highly anticipated match has both parties expressing concern as neither side can be considered a walk over for the other.

USA: RESIDENTS BLOCK GOOGLE INC BUS IN PROTEST AGAINST INFLUX OF GOOGLE EMPLOYEES

5 years ago /
International News 

 A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city.

UKRAINE: PRESIDENT AGRESS TO TALKS WITH OPPOSITION

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.

Thailand Protest Update: Thai Prime Minister pleads with protesters as her eyes well up in tears

5 years ago /
International News 

Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.

Israel approves detention without charges for African migrants

5 years ago /
International News 

Israel's parliament has moved to ensure African migrants who enter the country illegally can be held without charge, despite a Supreme Court ruling that had struck down a previous detention law.