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Syria: Reported fatwa allows the hungry to eat cats and dogs

3 years ago /
International News 

Muslims throughout the world have been marking Eid al-Adha, but in war-torn Syria there is little to celebrate as most people struggle to meet their basic needs: food, water, and shelter.

 

Suicide truck bomber kills 15 in northern Iraq

3 years ago /
International News 

A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives blew himself up in a village in northern Iraq, killing at least 15 members of the country's Shabak minority early on Thursday, police said.

We didn’t anticipate anything like this will happen – Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha on the Lagos Plane crash

3 years ago /
Transport  

The House committee on Aviation visited the site of the Lagos plane crash which claimed the lives of over a dozen people this past week.  

CONSTITUTION REVIEW: Teachers protest against relying on Local governments for funds

3 years ago /
Education 

Nigerian teachers say in spite of the role they play in grooming people for national development, they have nothing to show for it.

NATIONAL DIALOGUE: WHERE JONATHAN STANDS

3 years ago /
Politics 

Mixed reactions have trailed President Jonathan’s proposition of a dialogue and more recently, a lot of criticism and scrutiny has been laid on his Advisory Council.

EDUCATION: NECO convenes summit; Wants improved performance

3 years ago /
Education 

The National Examination Council (NECO), has had to grapple with many challenges including those of popular acceptability and restoration of sanity in examination administration, the primary reason for its creation. 

SECURITY: SSS Operatives foil kidnap attempt of Late President Yar'adua's daughter

3 years ago /
Politics 

The SSS thwarted a plan to kidnap one of the daughters of Late Umar Musa Yar’adua at a construction site in Kado

 

INEC begins constituency delineation

3 years ago /
Politics 

After almost 17years, a fresh delineation of constituencies is to be carried out by the central electoral body, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).

ECONOMY: Central bank reverts to paper notes, to stop production of polymer notes

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian naira was first introduced in paper form. It had its strengths and weaknesses.  

ASUU STRIKE: Governing council UNN, urges members nationwide to go back to the classroom

3 years ago /
Education 

The governing council of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka led by its Chairman, Dr. Emeka Enejere invited all the unions in the institution to a round-table discussion on the various challenges facing the institution

The Nigerian Senate enters into partnership with Nollywood

3 years ago /
Entertainment 

The Nigerian Senate and Nollywood cement ties to regulate and speedily develop the money-spilling industry to boost the nation’s economy. There was a show of solidarity by the Nigerian senators at the Assembly on the proposed motion pictures bill. 

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Redeemed Christian Church of God commissions ICT centres in two FCT secondary schools

3 years ago /
Education  Gender and Youth Development  Science and Tech 

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, the RCCG has commissioned ICT centres in two government secondary schools in the FCT.

WORK ETHICS: FG draws plan to curtail inefficiency and laziness in the work place

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Majority of workers in Nigeria are found wanting in punctuality in the workplace, disregard for lunch breaks and nonchalant attitude to issues of national development. 

NIGER DELTA: Nigerian Naval Officers arrest 61 suspected criminals

3 years ago /
Niger Delta 

The Nigerian Navy has arrested 61 persons suspected of being criminals. Commodore Enemor of the Nigerian Navy said that the arrest of 61 persons by the Navy spoke volumes of the Navy’s determination to ensure that economic saboteurs do not go unpunished. 

2015 elections: Threats, chaos and disunity, from Nigerian politicians to Asari Dokubo

3 years ago /
Politics 

The language of politicians and those within the corridors of power ahead of 2015 general elections is raising concern among Nigerians as political wrangling is capable of undermining the most crucial election.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: More Nigerians support David Mark's endorsement

3 years ago /
Politics 

Ethnic nationalities in Nigeria have, for decades now campaigned for a Sovereign National Conference (SNC) to discuss the basis or peaceful co-existence in the country. 

PHCN PRIVATISATION: Workers protest, want all agreements with FG concluded

3 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Employees of Nigeria’s electricity holding company are protesting against the hand over of the power sector to new investors by the Federal Government.

FG APPROVES 28BILLION NAIRA FOR DUALISATION OF DUTSE-KADUNA ROAD: FEC approves 1.7billion naira for provision of portable water in Asokoro and environs, Abuja

3 years ago /
Environment 

The federal government has approved the sum of 28billion naira for the dualisation of the Phase 2 lower Usman-dan-fodio project from Abuja to Kaduna.

NIGERIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NOT HAPPY WITH STATE OF NATIONAL STADIUM: House Committee on Sports angry with refurbishment work

3 years ago /
Sports  

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Sports has expressed disappointment with the current state of the National Stadium, Abuja.

Detainees Rights: NHRS, Legal Aid Council, Advocates/Inter-Development for pro-bono services

3 years ago /
Environment 

The National Human Rights Commission will start to initiate legal actions across the country to enforce the rights of persons detained for too long.