News

Nigerian Christians say Nigeria will not disintegrate

6 years ago /
Religion 

When the news of the kidnap of the former Primate of the Anglican church, Jasper Akinola filtered in, not  a few Nigerians were worried because of his stand on societal ills.

Security in Plateau state

6 years ago /
Security 

Plateau state has had its own fair share of civil unrest which in recent years kept its people in fear of the unknown. However, various measures put in place at all levels has seen the gradual return of peace to the state.

ONUIGBO SUICIDE: Full story behind the suicide by fire of a Father of 7

6 years ago /
Oddities 

Fred Onuigbo was leading a useful and content life in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. For several years, he was a successful taxi driver, Suddenly, setbacks set in. The cab he was driving broke down beyond repairs and the owner was unwilling to replace it.

Federal workers accuse Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of lying

6 years ago /
Nation 

In reaction to the statement by the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that all federal workers have been paid their December salaries, the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria released a statement countering the Minister’s claims.

Ferrari fans to hold vigil for Schumacher outside French hospital

6 years ago /
Sports  

Ferrari fans will hold a silent 45th birthday tribute to Michael Schumacher outside his French hospital on Friday with the seven times Formula One world champion in a coma and fighting for his life after a skiing accident.

Cambodia's security forces open fire on protesters

6 years ago /
International News 

 Cambodian military police opened fire with assault rifles on Friday to quell a protest by stone-throwing garment factory workers demanding higher pay, killing at least three people, witnesses said.

US Embassy evacuates staff from South Sudan

6 years ago /
International News 

The U.S. Embassy in the South Sudanese capital Juba has ordered the evacuation of more staff from the country, where more than 1,000 people have been killed in three weeks of fighting between rebels and government troops.

FG changes stance on privatization of refineries

6 years ago /
Nation 

In a statement contrary to previous ones, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati has announced that the President has never authorized the privatization of the nation’s oil refineries.

Federal government pays ASUU members five-month salary arrears

6 years ago /
Education 

The payment of the five-month salary areas owed University lecturers has been interpreted as a show of dedication of the part of the government to fulfill the agreements between the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the federal government.

Majority Leader of Rivers state House of Assembly arrested for murder

6 years ago /
Niger Delta  Politics 

Controversy is once again brewing in Rivers state politics as the Majority leader of the Rivers state House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd has been arrested for the murder of Mr. Kingsley Ejeuo and a police officer.

Jonathan strong-arms PDP Governors into supporting Bamanga Tukur

6 years ago /
Politics 

The National Chairman of the ruling party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur is said to have retained the support of the Presidency with regards to the crisis ricking the Peoples Democratic Party. According to recent reports, the Presidency is currently pulling all resources to ensure that the Party Chairman does not lose his seat.

Beirut hit by yet another bombing

6 years ago /
International News 

A powerful explosion shook southern Beirut, a stronghold of Shi'ite group Hezbollah, on Thursday and smoke was seen rising from the area, residents said.    

South Sudan forces advance on rebel-held town before peace talks

6 years ago /
Security 

South Sudan's army (SPLA) advanced towards the rebel-controlled town of Bor on Thursday, its spokesman said, as both sides gathered in Ethiopia for peace talks to end three weeks of violence that has pushed the country towards civil war.

Two Americans to be sentenced for at least a decade for terrorism

6 years ago /
Security 

The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" assistance to U.S. authorities in several terrorism investigations but still remains a threat to the public, prosecutors say in new court filings.

"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor, James Avery dies at 65

6 years ago /
Entertainment 

James Avery, a classically trained actor best known for his role as the wealthy uncle of the young rapper Will Smith in the 1990s television comedy "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died at age 65.  

Civil Society group asks Jonathan to declare his assets to prove he is fighting corruption

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to prove that he is truly determined to fight corruption at all levels of government. 

ASUU President assures Nigerians of better standard of education in 2014

6 years ago /
Education 

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr Nasir Fagge, released a statement on Thursday assuring Nigerians that the benefits of the battle fought to salvage the education sector in 2013 will be judiciously used to bring about visible structures in the sector.

SPORTS: English Premiership match details and results

6 years ago /
Sports  

Late goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott spared Arsenal's blushes and kept them top of the Premier League in a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City as title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea also won on Wednesday.

NUPENG, NNPC confirm plans to go on strike

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has released a statement denying reports that the union has abandoned plans to go on strike to protest the Federal government’s plans to privatize the nation's refineries.

Clash between Muslims and Christians in C.A.R leaves a 12 year-old, 2 others dead

6 years ago /
Security 

Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic's capital killed at least three on Wednesday as angry residents threw grenades and torched homes, witnesses said.