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NIGERIA: DELTA CENTRAL REPRESENTED ONCE AGAIN IN THE SENATE

6 years ago /
Nation  Niger Delta  Politics 

The Late Senator Pius Ewherido has finally been formally replaced in the Senate.

BOKO HARAM: JONATHAN REQUESTS EXTENSION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The State of Emergency declared in three North-eastern states, Yobe, Borno and Adamawa which was supposed to expire on the 12th of Novemeber may have suffered a setback as the President has requested the National Assembly to approve an extension of the Emergency rule in those states.

 

CONGO: Congo rebel commander held in Uganda, says Ugandan source

6 years ago /
International News 

 The military commander of Congo's defeated M23 rebel movement, Sultani Makenga, has surrendered and is being held in Uganda at an undisclosed location, a senior Ugandan military officer said on Thursday.

 

IRAN:World powers start two-day nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva

6 years ago /
International News 

 World powers began two days of talks with Iran in Geneva on Thursday in the hope of hammering out a breakthrough deal to start resolving a decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear intentions. Both sides say an agreement is far from certain but Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said ahead of the talks that a deal was possible "if everyone tries their best".

 

RUSSIA: NATO war games worry Moscow

6 years ago /
International News 

NATO says the exercise, involving 6,000 soldiers from the alliance as well as non-members Sweden, Finland and Ukraine, is based on a fictional scenario in which troops from the imaginary state of Bothnia invade Estonia in a crisis sparked by competition for energy resources and economic collapse.

RUSSIA: Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

6 years ago /
International News 

Japan's Koichi Wakata pumped the air with his fist as the Soyuz rocket, painted with snowflake patterns, took off on a crisp morning, an onboard camera showed. The crew sat beneath a stuffed polar bear wrapped in a blue scarf, a Sochi mascot.

PDP CRISIS: APC AND G7 GOVERNORS PARLEY

6 years ago /
Politics 

The inability of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to amicably resolve its internal wrangling seems to have opened a window of opportunity for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

EGYPT: Egyptian court upholds Muslim Brotherhood ban

6 years ago /
International News 

A court in September had outlawed the Brotherhood after the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against his rule.

 

SYRIA: Bomb kills eight in central Damascus square

6 years ago /
International News 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group, reported seven dead and at least 20 wounded in the attack. It cited conflicting reports from activists as to whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or a mortar shell.

 

US: DEMOCRATS WIN

6 years ago /
International News 

Bill de Blasio will succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg to become the first Democrat leading New York city in two decades. This follows the Democrats’ victory in elections in New York city and the state of Virginia; the first major round of polls since President Obama's re-election in 2012.

 

ISRAEL: LIEBERMAN CLEARED

6 years ago /
International News 

Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been cleared of corruption charges by a court in Jerusalem. Lieberman will now return to the cabinet. The charges were related to his alleged involvement in the promotion of Israel's former ambassador to Belarus.

 

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN TALKS: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER EXPRESSES DOUBT

6 years ago /
International News 

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes Kerry's discussions in Jerusalem with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas will help steer the negotiations back to a place where they could achieve the historical peace that they seek.  

 

MYANMAR: MYANMAR PRISONER RELEASE

6 years ago /
International News 

Myanmar may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfill a promise by its reformist President to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year.

 

CHINA: BLAST KILLS AT LEAST ONE IN NORTHERN CHINA

6 years ago /
International News 

A blast in Taiyuan China’s Shanxi province which appeared to have been caused by home-made bombs killed at least one person leaving eight injured. Two cars were damaged outside a provincial office of the ruling Communist Party in Northern China.    

 

NIGERIAN LEGISLATORS READY TO CRUSH MARKETERS OF FAKE DRUGS

6 years ago /
Nation 

Legislators are seeking to increase to increase punishment for manufacturing, distributing and importing fake drugs in Nigeria by ammending the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs Act.

NIGERIA'S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEMAND COMPENSATION FROM CAMEROONIAN GOVERNMENT

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian House of Representatives wants appropriate compensation paid by the Cameroonian government for the destructive impact of the hydro dam in Cameroon which has wreaked havoc in almost two – third of Nigerian states.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: TONY NYIAM DROPPED

6 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the removal of retired Colonel Tony Nyiam from membership of the Advisory Committee on National dialogue.

NIGERIA: MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY INAUGURATES NITDA

6 years ago /
Science and Tech 

New Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was established to develop and regulate Information Technology for sustainable national development. The Minister, while inaugurating the new board for NITDA charged them to provide the neeeded guidance and support to the management team to deliver on its mandate.

 

REPS ON LAND SWAP AND RACKETEERING

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ade Abolurin says allegations that the corps connives with consultants to re-allocate plots of land to individuals in the Federal Capital Territory are not true.

HOUSE SUMMONS I.G. OVER G-7 GOVERNORS

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar to explain the invasion of the Kano state Governor’s lodge by men of the force.