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Festus Iyayi's Death: Femi Falana vows to get justice

5 years ago /
Education  Oddities 

The burial ceremony of the former ASUU Chairman, Late Professor Festus Iyayi began on Wednesday in his the Edo state capital. There was a solidarity march by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU from various universities and other Civil Society Groups.

 

ASUU STRIKE: University of Benin defies ASUU, Federal government deadline extension

5 years ago /
Education 

The governing council of University of Benin has directed that all academic activities commence immediately.

GOVERNOR AMAECHI CALLS OUT DR. NGOZI IWEALA

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Niger Delta 

Rivers state Governor Chibuike Amaechi is seeking the intervention of the National Assembly to enable the state access a loan facility from the World Bank and the African Development Bank for the provision of portable water in the state.

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: Federal government explains deadline extension

5 years ago /
Education 

Striking university lecturers now have up till December 9th 2013 to resume work or be fired.

 

NIGERIA AND GHANA CLINCH THE FIRST TWO POSITIONS IN WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION

5 years ago /
Sports  

GHANA AND NIGERIA Women’s volleyball teams have clinched their tickets to the final phase of the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship after they finished in the top two positions in Zone 3 of the African qualifier held at the Forum de L’Universite de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

SPORTS: WORLD CUP DRAW

5 years ago /
Sports  

FIFA has revealed the pots to be used for Friday’s 2014 World Cup draw ceremony.

CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST TIMPIRE SYLVA STALLS

5 years ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has brought a fresh charge against former Bayelsa state Governor, Timipre Sylva at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

SPORTS: English Premier League fixtures for the day

5 years ago /
Sports  

Week fourteen matches will be played tonight as the busy December fixtures in the English Premier League gets underway.

 

ITALY: European Union bemoans Italy's debt refund schedule

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said in an interview that Italy is not reducing its debt quickly enough and has no room for maneuver on structural deficit reduction.

 

BRITISH CONSTRUCTION SECTOR RECORDS MASSIVE IMPROVEMENTS

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

A survey of purchasing managers shows Britain's construction sector unexpectedly picked up more speed in November, hitting its strongest levels of output and employment since August 2007.

 

ACID ATTACK: Perpetrators sentenced by Court

5 years ago /
International News 

A Moscow court has jailed Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for six years for organising an acid attack on the company's artistic director.

 

NORTH KOREA: "Power behind the throne" removed from office

5 years ago /
International News  Politics 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the power behind the throne, is believed to have been dismissed from his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, suggesting a huge upheaval in one of the world's most secretive states.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER FACES CRITICISM FOR PROPOSED TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

British Prime Minister David Cameron promised China's leaders on Monday that he would advocate a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union; an action which has irritated the EU executive as they consider such proposal as premature.

THAILAND: Police ordered to desist from confronting protesters

5 years ago /
International News 

Thailand's government ordered police on Tuesday to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, raising hope that days of political violence may end.

UKRAINE: President Yanukovich leaves for China amidst protests

5 years ago /
International News 

Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has flown to China leaving behind a country in turmoil over his decision to abandon a landmark accord with the European Union under Russian pressure.

ARAFAT’S DEATH: NAME OF SUSPECTED KILLERS TO BE RELEASED

5 years ago /
International News 

A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.

 

SYRIA: DEADLY BOMB BLAST ROCKS DAMASCUS

5 years ago /
International News 

A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least two people, according to reports.

 

NIGERIA: DEPUTY SENATE CHAIRMAN PROPOSES SINGLE-TENURE POLICY

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution review, Ike Ekweremadu has again reopened the debate for a single term tenure for executive office holders.

ASUU Strike Fallout: Observers debate whether or not Lecturers should be paid

5 years ago /
Education 

In the last four months, the Nigerian government at different times met the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU officials in a bid to end the lingering strike. After four months holiday, one of the turning issues that needs to be resolved is whether the lecturers should be paid for staying at home.

FOOTBALL: Another match-fixing ring uncovered

5 years ago /
Sports  

The ugly incident of match fixing has once again tainted the game of football.