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Nigeria And Cameroon Navies To Combat Threats On Maritime Domain

15 hours ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Navy is seeking closer working relationship with the Cameroonian counterpart to check piracy, sea robberies and other maritime crimes within the Gulf of Guinea. Flag officer commanding (FOC), eastern naval command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the indication when he received the commanding officer of the Cameroonian navy ship (CNS) lt...

Nigerian Senate Wades Into Rape Cases

15 hours ago /

The Nigerian Senate has urged the Inspector General of Police to investigate and prosecute violent sexual abuse to the fullest extent of the law to reduce the crime to the nearest minimum. The Lawmakers called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the National Agency for the Prohibition of...

Guinea Clinch First U20 World Cup Point

1 day ago /
Sports  

Guinea picked up their first point at the FIFA under-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with England in Jeonju, South Korea, on Tuesday. England took the lead in this Group A encounter after the break when Lewis Cook's 25-yard effort found the back of the net. But a comical own goal...

Forty-Three Ebola Cases In DR Congo

1 day ago /
Health 

The World Health Organisation has announced that there are 43 cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have died in the current outbreak. The organisation announced the outbreak of the virus in the north-east province of Bas-Uele province two weeks ago. The region lies 1,300km north-east of the capital, Kinshasa,...

UN To Honour Two Nigerian Fallen Peacekeepers

1 day ago /
International News 

Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Commodore Christopher Ademu Abu and Sgt. Mayehm Norbert, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the UN, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia...

Malaria Ravages Namibia

1 day ago /
International News 

Namibia with a population of a little over 2 million, has recorded 22,596 cases of malaria since the southern African country announced an outbreak in January, local media reported. The most affected regions are Kavango East, Kavango West, Zambezi and Ohangwena, according to the The Namibian newspaper. It said malaria infections often...

Cyber Attacks National Security Threat – Senate Warns

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Tuesday alerted the National Security Adviser (NSA), other security agencies as well as financial institutions to the current wave of cyber attacks. Following a motion moved by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, the senate revealed that over $450 million has been lost by Nigerian firms, through cyber attacks on over...

At Least 22 Dead, 50 Injured, In Suicide Bomb Attack At Manchester Arena

1 day ago /
International News 

Greater Manchester police have confirmed children among the victims of the attack carried out by a man with an explosive device.

Ekiti Commission Of Inquiry: Fayose's Action An Exercise In Futility, Says Fayemi's Media Aide

2 days ago /
Nation 

Following the inauguration of a judicial commission set up by governor Ayodele Fayose to probe the immediate past administration led by Dr Kayode Fayemi. The special assistant on media to the former governor Fayemi who is currently the minister of mines and steel development, said governor Fayose's action is at variance...

Minister Of Labor And Employment: N-Power Recruitment Opens After May 29

2 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's minister of labor and employment Chris Ngige says the second phase of the N-power recruitment of unemployed persons will be opened immediately after may 29, 2017. The minister who was reacting to questions on two years of Buhari’s administration says although the APC government had promised three million jobs yearly,...

Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Calls On The Acting President To Intervene On The Constant Harassment By EFCC

2 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's former chief of naval staff vice admiral Usman Jibrin has called on the acting president professor Yemi Osinbajo to intervene on the constant harassment and destruction of his properties by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This was disclosed in a petition to the acting president as well as...

Fayose Raises 8 Man Commission To Look Into State Finances

2 days ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose on Monday inaugurated an eight-man commission of inquiry to look into the finances of the state government under the administration of former governor kayode fayemi between 2010 and 2014. This is in compliance with the resolution passed by the state house of assembly on may 10...

Benue Government Bans Open Grazing

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Benue state government on Monday officially outlawed kidnapping, cultism as well as open grazing of livestock. The state government also said it will advance the promotion of ranches establishment for livestock within the perimeters of the state. State governor Ortom signed both bills into law during the state town hall meeting at...

Barcelona To Name New Coach May 29

2 days ago /
Sports  

Barcelona President, Josep Bartomeu, has confirmed that the club will announce its new coach on May 29, two days after the Copa del Rey final. Reports in the Barcelona media last week said the club have already agreed on a two-year deal with Athletic Bilbao coach, Ernesto Valverde. Luis Enrique said in...

Fayose Sets Up Panel To Probe Fayemi

2 days ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated an eight-man commission of inquiry to look into the finances of the state government under the administration of his predecessor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, between 2010 and 2014. Governor Fayose set up the panel in compliance with the resolution passed by the State House...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Sheriff’s Application Against Makarfi Faction

2 days ago /
Politics 

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application filed by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Modu Sheriff, against the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party. Sheriff had filed the application on March 21, seeking to stop the Supreme Court from hearing the appeal filed by the Senator...

AIT Set To Bring Barney To Nigeria On Children’s Day

2 days ago /
Entertainment 

African Independent Television (AIT) is set to bring Barney to Nigeria on Saturday,   May 27, 2017. The event will hold at Funtaj International School hall, Plot 584 David Jemibewon Crescent, off Oladipo Road, Gudu, Abuja. Celebrities like:  Funke Akindele Bello, Chuks D’ General, Leaf W 88, MC 99 Pounds, Shortcut, and...

Osun State Assembly To Honour Aregbesola With Honorary Award

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Osun State House of Assembly would on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, honour the Governor of the State, Rauf Aregbesola with Honorary Life Member of the House. The Legislative honour would be corroborated with annual lecture as part of the programmes listed to mark his 60th birthday celebration. According to a statement...

Clergy Calls On Nation Building

2 days ago /
Religion 

Nigerian leaders have again been told to always pursue policies and programmes that have the Nigerian people at the core A former president of Pentecostal followership of Nigeria, bishop mike Okonkwo who said this at a church service to pray for Nigeria and her leaders advised people not to lose faith...

MPC Meeting To Review Developments In Global, Domestic Market

2 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank will be meeting on Monday and Tuesday to review major developments in the global and domestic space. The third meeting of the committee in the year is coming at a time when the global economy is viewed to be in a sweet...