News

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: ASUU TO RESUME WITHIN THE WEEK

5 years ago /
Education 

The Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday finally signed a resolution that will bring to an end the five month old strike by ASUU. ASUU had insisted on signing the resolution which contains the four issues the union had raised before the strike will be suspended.

OBASANJO'S LETTER: ABATI FIRES BACK

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Presidency, yesterday confirmed that the President did, in fact receive the "provocative" letter sent by former Head of State and President, General Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd). The President, through, Dr. Reuben Abati expressed dismay as to why an elder statesman like Obasanjo would choose to make public a letter which some may interprete to be an attack on the office of the Presidency.

Champions League fixtures and results

5 years ago /
Sports  

The final group stage matches of the UEFA Champions league continues Wednesday as Chelsea welcomes Steaua Bucharest at Stamford bridge, needing victory to secure their position at the top in Group E.

Americans react to Obama's handshake with Castro

5 years ago /
International News 

President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro's handshake at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House has said.

MANDELA LIES IN STATE

5 years ago /

Family members and South African President Jacob Zuma were among the first to bid a final farewell to Nelson Mandela.

Manchester United can still win the Premier League - David Moyes

5 years ago /
Sports  

Manchester United boss David Moyes believes his side remain in the Premier League title race despite slumping to their fifth defeat of the campaign.

ARSENAL IS READY FOR NAPOLI MATCH - ARSENE WENGER

5 years ago /
Sports  

Arsene Wenger has insisted there is no danger of Arsenal becoming complacent against Napoli as they look to tie up UEFA Champions League qualification. The Gunners have travelled to Italy for Wednesday's match with a three-point lead at the top of Group F, knowing a draw would be good enough to secure first place.

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.