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AKWA IBOM: Goverenor Akpabio commends Civil Servants

6 years ago /
Nation  Oddities 

Akwa Ibom state Governor, Godswill Akpabio has commended federal civil servants for their professional conduct and challenged them to go a step further.

 

RIVERS: AMAECHI ON OBIO/AKPO COUNCIL

6 years ago /
Niger Delta  Politics 

Rivers state Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has dissolved the Obio/Akpor local government council re-instated by a court on Monday.

 

NIGERIA: IG orders Police officers to intensify security procedures around universities

6 years ago /
Education  Security 

The Inspector General of Police has ordered the provision of adequate security around university campuses across Nigeria

 

APC Membership: Amaechi supporters back his move

6 years ago /
Niger Delta  Politics 

As regards the joining of Gov. Amaechi to the All Progressive Congress – APC, the reaction among his supporters and indeed key officials of his administration at various levels was swift.

 

APC and New PDP Merger: Saraki supporters warn the police force

6 years ago /
Politics 

The fusion of APC and PDP in the state was a matter of time as people saw it coming. The body language of the active political participants in the new PDP in the state pointed out to this merger when some members of the top hierarchy of the APC were in Kwara recently to call their X-Y political poles. Now that reality has dawned on the people of Kwara as the new political direction, the chairman of the PDP in the state Ishola Balogun-Fulani explained the position of things

 

NIGERIA’S UN RESIDENCE: NO PLAN TO SELL – FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied allegations that it plan to sell the official residence of Nigeria’s permanent representatives to the United Nations in, New York.

 

ANAMBRA POLLS: APC Protests against supplementary elections; threatens boycott

6 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in Anambra state, angry protesters, all of them, supporters of the All Progressive Congress are on the streets of Abuja and in defiance of a police order. Enraged by the episode of the aborted elections in Anambra state, the protesters marched against INEC, demanding free and fair elections in Nigeria

 

IMPORTED VEHICLES: Reps move to suspend increase in duties till Nigeria begins production

6 years ago /
Business and Economy   Transport  

A tense atmosphere fell over the House of Representatives’ sitting when the issue of the proposed increase in custom duties of imported vehicle was raised. Passionate arguments were made, most of which called for a suspension of the increase.

 

NIGERIA: Reps move to curb increase in abandoned projects

6 years ago /
Nation 

Once a fund is committed in a contract, there is no basis to return such to the Treasury, rather MDAs should retain it in their CBN accounts; this is the position of Nigeria's House of Representatives.

 

SPORTS: Nigeria's Super Eagles drops 3 spots on FIFA rankings

6 years ago /
Sports  

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped three spot to place thirty-sixth on the latest ranking released Thursday by world football governing body, FIFA.

 

ENGLAND: 6 Men arrested for match-fixing in English football

6 years ago /
Sports  

Six men have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency investigating alleged match-fixing in English football.

 

NIGERIA: 107 Senior officers promoted in NIgerian Airforce

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Authorities of the Nigerian Air force have approved the promotion of one hundred and seven senior officers.

 

EU leaders set for tough table-talk with Ukraine's Yanukovic

6 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

1 of 6 People dressed in outfits of various popular professions in Ukraine carry a coffin symbolising Ukraine's Euro-association and an airplane ticket back to Brussels to the EU Delegation building in Ukraine during a symbolic funeral procession and an anti-Europe rally in Kiev November 28, 2013.

 

Afghan president condemns U.S. airstrike that killed a child

6 years ago /
International News  Security 

President Hamid Karzai said U.S. forces had bombed a home in southern Afghanistan, killing a small child and wounding two women, and condemned the attack as a sign of disregard for civilian lives, his spokesman said on Thursday.

 

FRANCE: French government to draw troops out of Kosovo

6 years ago /
International News  Security 

NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French intervention in Central African Republic.

 

China's Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

6 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa.

 

Niger says fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in northern Mali

6 years ago /
International News  Security 

A Malian man wanted by the United States for killing a U.S. diplomat in Niger in 2000 and convicted for a deadly attack on Saudi tourists there in 2009, has been arrested by French forces in northern Mali, Niger said on Thursday.

 

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers - EU

6 years ago /
International News  Security 

Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are currently deployed to quell the worsening sectarian conflict and provide security for aid workers, the European Union's top humanitarian official said.

 

Libya: Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 10

6 years ago /
International News  Security 

At least 10 people have been killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya, officials say. State television quoted an injured man as saying people had been attempting to steal copper wire from the depot in Brak al-Shati, near the city of Sabha.

 

AFRICA: Islamist militancy threatens Africa

6 years ago /
Security 

With Islamist militant groups across the Sahara region still able to flex their muscles despite the French intervention in Mali, former UN diplomat and security expert Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah considers their threat to Africa.