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AFGHANISTAN: KARZAI SPEAKS TO ELDERS

6 years ago /
International News 

Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a meeting of tribal elders and political leaders on Thursday they should support a security pact with the United States, but acknowledged there was little trust between the two nations.

 

IRAQ: CAR BOMBING IN IRAQ

6 years ago /
International News 

A car bomb exploded in a busy market in northeastern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least twenty five people and wounding more than thirty.

SPORTS: WORLD CUP TEAMS

6 years ago /
Sports  

All the thirty-two countries that will feature in the 2014 FIFA World cup in Brazil are now known.

NIGERIA: SECURITY; KWARA INAUGURATES OPERATION HARMONY

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Though a relatively peaceful state, hence the appellation as the State of Harmony, Kwara has its own share of deviant behaviors and criminal activities. This development informed the setting up of a security operation known as Operation Harmony, which involved the Military, Police and State Security Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, while handling over the operational vehicles to the leaders of the security agencies, Governor Ahmed appealed to them their proper usage.

COMBAT READINESS: SOLDIERS OF SECOND DIVISION, NIGERIAN ARMY UNDERGO TRAINING

6 years ago /
Nation 

Explaining the importance of the competition of the Nigerian army, the General Officer Commanding the Second Divison, Major General Tijani Jibril, stated that training is the Bedrock of Military activities as it equips soldiers in all ramifications.

PEACEKEEPING: NIGERIA POLICE DEPLOY 400 OFFICERS TO LIBERIA AND SUDAN

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria remains a major contributor of personnel to the peace keeping efforts of both United Nations and African Union. In continuation to the country’s commitment global and regional peace and security, the Nigeria Police Force is deploying 400 personnel on peace keeping Mission to Liberia and Sudan.

 

CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS TREATMENT OF NIGERIAN OIL COMMUN ITIES' RESIDENTS BY FOREIGN OIL COMPANIES

6 years ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

Some civil society groups have raised concerns about the rights and security of residents of oil producing communities in Nigeria. The groups are bothered by what they describe as the insensitivity of multi-national companies to the plight of their host communities.  They are particularly worried by the continued abuse of residents by private security concerns.

 

NIGERIA: CASE AGAINST BOKO HARAM SUSPECT STALLS AS HE IS UNABLE TO SECURE COUNSEL

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Boko Haram suspect Abdulmannan Obadiki will be arraigned before the Federal High Court Abuja on December 12 in connection with the attack on the Deeper Life Church, Lokoja, Kogi state, in 2012.

 

NIGERIA: Judiciary: Security vote: Court fixes Dec 23 for judgment

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court has fixed December 23 for judgment in a suit challenging the constitutionality of the deduction of funds from security votes by Governors of 36 states.

NIGERIA:" WE WILL MAKE THE PENALTY FOR SEX OFFENCES AS STIFF AS POSSIBLE" - SENATE

6 years ago /
Nation 

The media has been awash with news of heinous sexual offences lately, forcing the Nigerian Senate to spring into action.

NIGERIA: SSS CLAIMS TO HAVE UNCOVERED BOKO HARAM SECT IN KOGI STATE

6 years ago /
Security 

The State Security Service SSS announced that it has uncovered a Boko Haram cell plotting to launch deadly attacks in Kogi state, North Central Nigeria.

 

USA: RACIST MURDERER EXECUTED IN MISSOURI

6 years ago /
International News 

A U.S. white supremacist, Joseph Franklin, who targeted Black and Jewish people in a nationwide killing spree, has been put to death in the US state of Missouri.

 

IRAN; ADVOCACY GROUP ACCUSES IRAN OF DISREGARDING AFGHAN REFUGEES

6 years ago /
International News 

The U.S.-based advocacy group, Human Rights Watch, has accused Iran of violating its legal obligations towards refugees from Afghanistan and failing to protect them from abuse.

 

IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

6 years ago /
International News 

Meanwhile Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has warned his country will not step back from its nuclear rights, as it resumes talks with world powers in Geneva.

IRAN: OBAMA URGES SENATORS TO HOLD OFF ON MORE SANCTIONS ON IRAN

6 years ago /
International News 

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged US Senators to hold off from proposing more sanctions against Iran to allow time for world powers to complete a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

EGYPT: SINAI ATTACK; EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS KILLED

6 years ago /
International News 

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers are reported killed and several more wounded in a car bomb attack near the North Sinai city of el-Arish.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ANOTHER CONFLICT ROCKS THE PDP

6 years ago /
Politics 

In a rather embarrassing turn of events for the Ruling oarty, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governorship candidate for the party, Tony Nwoye in the Anambra gubernatorial elections expressed anger at the statement of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, describing the election as free, fair and organized.

 

NIGERIA: JONATHAN RESHUFFLES EXECUTIVE CABINET OF GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

6 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday began what can only be described as a re-shuffle of the executive cabinet in major government institutions across the country.

NIGERIA: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CRACKS DOWN ON NEPOTISM

6 years ago /
Nation 

Following controversies surrounding recent recruitment exercise conducted by various government institutions, the Federal government has resolved to crackdown on fraud in recruitment processes.

 

NIGERIA: GOVERNOR FAYEMI EMBARKS ON TOUR OF 132 COMMUNITIES TO PROMOTE GOOD GOVERNANCE

6 years ago /
Nation 

As well as getting the input of the various communities into the 2014 budget, the Town Hall meetings, which is the main focus of the tour, the first port of call was the Ekiti east local government area comprising of 10 communities.  The community leaders, made their needs known to the Governor, requesting an additional 5KVA transformer.