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606 Immigrants Rescued Off Libya Coast

2 days ago /
Nation 

A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group, save our souls, SOS, on the Mediterranean Sea says they include 241 children and 11 pregnant...

Trump Scraps Iran Nuclear Deal

2 days ago /
International News 

U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew backing from the nuclear accord with Iran this Friday and laid out a more confrontational strategy. The move did not withdraw the US from the deal but gave congress 60 days to decide whether to do so by re-imposing sanctions. U.S. officials said secretary of state Rex...

South Africa Supreme Court Reinstates Corruption Charges Against President Zuma

2 days ago /
International News 

South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has ruled that president Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 charges relating to a 1999 multi-million dollar arms deal. The charges had been set aside...

Buhari Assures South East Leaders, To Visit Region

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured stakeholders from the south east that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy.  speaking at an audience with leaders from the region led by the deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the president declared that...

Kano State Government Appoints Five New Commissioners In Cabinet Shake-Up

3 days ago /
Nation 

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed five news commissioner in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at repositioning the state cabinet. The new commissioners are for the ministries of justice, works and housing, commerce and industries, finance, and planning and budget. Speaking to the new commissioners after they were sworn-in, Governor Ganduje tasked...

Anambra Police Rescue Kidnap Victim

3 days ago /
Security 

The police command in Anambra state has rescued one Nnamdi Ibru who was kidnapped by four armed hoodlums on wednesday at a fuel station in Obosi, Idemili North council area of the state   The state commissioner of police, Garba Umar disclosed this while speaking to newsmen at the command headquarters where...

Breast Cancer: Five Hundred Women Die Yearly In Cross River

3 days ago /
Health 

At least five hundred women in Cross River state die yearly as a result of breast and cervical cancer says commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong.  The commissioner who said this during the cancer awareness rally in Calabar explained that cancer related death as been on the increase in the state which...

The “No Work No Pay” Controversy

3 days ago /
Nation 

The pronouncement by the Nigerian Government to enforce the “no work, no pay” policy on any civil servant who goes on an industrial action on any issue, has been receiving reactions from the international labour organization, the employers association and the national assembly. This report examines this law against the pronouncement...

Exercise Crocodile Smile II

3 days ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says emerging security challenges in the country call for better training of its personnel to address the threats. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai said this in Takwa Bay when he flagged off Exercise Crocodile Smile II in the 81 Division Nigerian Army Area...

FG Seeks Investments In Environment Sector

3 days ago /
Environment  Nation 

The minister of state for environment, Ibrahim Jibril says the government is making deliberate efforts to attract investments into the environment sector, especially waste management. Jibril made this known in Abuja ahead of the eleventh national council on environment The minister also assured Nigerians of federal government’s commitment towards the clean up...

Court Jails 45 Boko Haram Members

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

At least 45 boko haram members have been sentenced  to between three and thirty one years imprisonment  by a federal high court in kainji, niger state, following the conclusion of the first phase of the trial during which 575 suspects were arraigned. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday and...

Defence Headquarters Assures On Medical Outreaches By The Armed Forces

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria's Defence headquarters says the campaign of calumny against the Nigerian army regarding the outbreak of monkey pox should be disregarded. The director of Defence information, major General John Enenche said in a statement that the armed forces often conduct quick impact medical outreaches during deliberate operations such as the war...

Buhari Praises Nigeria-China Relations

3 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the mutually beneficial cooperation that exists between Nigeria and china. In a letter of felicitation with, president xi jinxing of the people's republic of china, on the occasion of the 19th national congress of the communist party of china (CPC), president Buhari lauded china...

Resident Doctors Tackle Management Of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

3 days ago /
Health  Nation 

The Association Of Resident Doctors in federal medical centre, FMC, Owerri chapter has passed a vote of no confidence on the management of the centre for what it described as reneging on agreements and staff welfare. Addressing journalists   in Owerri, the president of the resident doctors association  Ogoke Nwakamma expressed dismay over the...

Introducing Democracy Today On AIT

3 days ago /
Nation 

DEMOCRACY TODAY is a political review programme transmitted at 10.30pm everyday  (including Saturday and sunday). It is designed to be highlighting activities within the political sphere. In Nigeria, this type of programme is very relevant as the 2019 election year draws near. The beauty of this programme is that it is purely apolitical with no party...

PDP Chairmanship: Dokpesi Gets More Endorsements

3 days ago /
Politics 

A leading aspirant for the chairmanship of the peoples democratic party, PDP, in the December convention, high chief Aleogho Dokpesi has been receiving endorsements from party leaders across the country. Dokpesi whose campaign trail berthed at the federal capital territory saw the media mogul receive blessings from elder statesman, Edwin Clark,...

Zuma Stresses Value Of Education To Africa

3 days ago /
Nation 

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma says Africa as a continent cannot develop without education.  The south Africa president spoke  in Owerri, the Imo state capital, while signing a memorandum of understanding between Jacob Zuma Fondation and Rochas foundation college of Africa President Zuma after signing the MOU explained that Africa is...

Presidency Denies N11.01 Billion For State House Clinic

3 days ago /
Nation 

The presidency has dismissed media reports suggesting that the state House Medical Centre had received n11.01 billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017. According to the permanent secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, contrary to media reports, the state house medical center received the sum of n969,681,821.53 representing 32.97% for capital and...

FG School Feeding Program: Twelve L.G.A’s Benefit In Cross River State

3 days ago /
Nation 

No fewer than twelve out of the eighteen local government areas of Cross River State have benefited from the federal government social investment program, especially the school feeding and conditional cash transfer programmes . Special adviser to the president on national social investment, maryam uwais, made this known during a retreat...

Workshop On Police Welfare Ends In Abuja

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

A two-day training workshop for members of the Nigerian police multi-purpose co-operative society has ended in Abuja, with a pledge to continue to better the welfare of police personnel across the country. The workshop was held in collaboration with the West Africa project and risk management consult. The commissioner of police in-charge...