News

Normalcy Returns To Edo State House Of Assembly

3 years ago /
Politics 

Pandemonium again reigned supreme for the second day running at the Anthony Enahoro complex of the Edo State House of Assembly as legislators cutting across the two rival parties had a free for all.  

NOC President, Sani Ndanusa Says Preparation For The 2014 Commonwealth Games Is On Course

3 years ago /
Sports  

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, says preparation of athletes representing the country at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is on course.  

Daniel Igali Tasks Wrestlers To Be Focused On Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

3 years ago /
Sports  

The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali has charged Nigerian wrestlers selected to represent Nigeria at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, to be focused on the task ahead.  

China Dismiss Japan's Protest Concerning 'Comfort Women'

3 years ago /
International News 

China on Wednesday dismissed Japan’s protest against Beijing’s application for the inclusion of the 1937 Nanjing massacre and the "comfort women" forced to work in wartime military brothels in a UNESCO programme as unreasonable.

Police Service Commission Approves Promotion Of Two Commissioners And The Dismissal Of Four Officers

3 years ago /
Nation 

The police service commission has approved the promotion of two commissioners of police to assistant inspectors-general of police and dismissed four officers.

Former Sports Minister, Samaila Sambawa Tasks Super Eagles To Defeat Iran

3 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria's former sports minister, Samaila Sambawa has charged the Super Eagles to go all out for victory against Iran in their first group match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.    

Dolphins Of Port Harcourt Say They Won't Honour Rescheduled Match Fixture Against Kano Pillars

3 years ago /
Nation  Sports  

Nigeria professional football league side, Dolphins of Port Harcourt, say they will not honour the rescheduled match day 19 fixture against defending champions, Kano pillars.

Taxi Drivers Go On Strike In France

3 years ago /
International News 

Angry taxi drivers scuffled with unlicensed taxi drivers on Wednesday at a protest against car hire services in France.

Vice President Sambo Commissions 1000 Units Police Housing Estate

3 years ago /
Nation 

The federal government says it will continue to support the Nigeria police in its quest for a better service delivery.  

Ukraine Rejects Russian Proposal

3 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine said on Wednesday it had rejected a Russian proposal that would reduce the price it pays Moscow for natural gas by more than 20 percent and ruled out paying its gas debts until a pricing deal is reached.

China Dismisses Vietnamese Accusations Over Warships Being Sent To Guard Its Oil Rigs In Areas Of Disputed Territory

3 years ago /
International News 

China on Wednesday dismissed as "completely incorrect" Vietnamese accusations that it had sent warships to guard its oil rig at the centre of an increasingly bitter territorial dispute in the south China sea which Hanoi said appeared to be on the move again.

Egypt Court Sentences Prominent Pro-Democracy Activist, Alaa Abdul Fattah For Illegal Protest

3 years ago /
International News 

A court in Egypt has sentenced one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdul Fattah, to fifteen years in jail for illegal protest and attacking a police officer

Australia And Japan Hold Meetings To Talk Defense And Procurement Of Japanese Submarines

3 years ago /
International News 

Australia's foreign and defense ministers have met with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo on Wednesday as the two countries hold meetings to talk defense cooperation and Australia's procurement of Japanese submarines. 

Climate Change: The Threat Of Rising Sea Levels

3 years ago /
Environment 

Over ten million people living around the islands of the Archipelago may be permanently displaced if the sea level continues to rise in the next century.  

Angelina Jolie And William Hague Kick Of Second Day Of Summit On Ending Sexual Violence

3 years ago /
International News 

Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, and British foreign secretary, William Hague, kicked off the second day of a summit on ending sexual violence on Wednesday. 

As Many As 500,000 People Flee City Of Mosul In Iraqi After Islamist Militants Take Control

3 years ago /
International News 

The International Organization For Migration says as many as five hundred thousand people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after hundreds of Islamist militants took control of it.

House Of Reps Wants Producers Of Products To Participate in Its Disposal

3 years ago /
Environment 

A one-day stakeholders meeting on indiscriminate disposal of solid waste materials ended in Abuja with a resolve that commodity producers should take responsibility for retrieving solid wastes arising from their production processes. The stakeholders meeting was put together by the House of Representatives committee on environment.  

Businesses In Kano Pick Up Days After Sanusi Lamido Becomes Emir

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Business in Kano state the commercial hub of northern Nigeria is gradually picking up after the death of the Emir of Kano Ado Bayero and the unprecedented crisis that happened in the aftermath of the Emir’s death.    

FG Commissions 12 Railway Coaches

3 years ago /
Transport  

The federal government has expressed its readiness to phase out old coaches and give Nigerians a modern train service as obtainable in developed countries.  

NLC Decries Electricity Tariff Hike

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigerian workers have condemned the increase in electricity tariffs by the Nigerian electricity regulatory commission, NERC at a time when power supply is still very epileptic across the country.