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SRI LANKA: Government to count losses of the 26-year civil war

3 years ago /
International News 

Sri Lanka is set to start a survey to determine the number of people killed during the country's twenty six-year civil war.

 

Thailand Politics: Prime Minister begs the people to end protest

3 years ago /
International News 

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged anti-government demonstrators to end street protests, after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament.

 

BRITAIN: British government moves to discourage smoking

3 years ago /
Health  International News 

The government has announced an independent review of cigarette packaging in England, amid calls for action to discourage young smokers.

 

EUROPE: BRUSSELS - EU POLICY

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Parliament's scrutiny of European issues and laws emanating from Brussels should be overhauled to ensure greater accountability.

 

GERMANY: Angela Merkel to return as German Chancellor for the 3rd time

3 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Angela Merkel will return as German Chancellor for a third term under a coalition deal hammered out with her old Social Democrat (SPD) opponents.

 

ITALY: Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament

3 years ago /
International News  Politics 

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud.

 

Public Accounts: Nigerian Senate pushes for transparency

3 years ago /

With less than 2 years to the end of the Millennium Development Goals, the Senate Committee on Public Accounts has expressed dissatisfaction over reports of uncompleted and abandoned projects by the office of the President’s Senior Special Assistant on MDGs.

 

Legal Profession in Nigeria marks Golden Jubilee

3 years ago /
Oddities 

It is a soul searching moment for the custodians of legal education in Nigeria as it marks its golden jubilee. Just like the larger social environment of Nigeria, character and integrity are becoming scarce commodities among lawyers. One man thinks instituting stricter rules of admission will help check and screen out dubious characters who could have a bad influence on the profession

 

NIGERIA: Kerosene Subsidy

3 years ago /

The investigation into the expenditure of subsidy on kerosene, many hope will promote transparency and accountability. The law makers say the result would ensure that the product is delivered to the public at the stipulated price of 50 naira per litre.

 

Anambra Polls: Jega admits election was flawed

3 years ago /
Politics 

A number of issues have risen in the Anambra governorship election. There are allegations of multiple data registers, logistics challenge and the contentious supplementary elections. In addressing these issues, Attahiru Jega noted that INEC was not on top of its game in Anambra governorship election. In fact, he said the performance of INEC in the election subtracted from the performance in the 2011 elections.

 

REVENUE GENERATION: Federal government to realise 75 billion naira in 2014 from tax defaulters

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Some observers have described petroleum products as Nigeria’s undoing rather than a blessing but the Nigerian government has begun a practical move to turn the tides. Though the Federal Inland Revenue Service has projected the revenue base of 2.2 triliion naira for 2014, the institution will work with a Tax consultancy firm to raise an additional 75 billion naira next year. The funds will be realised from over 65% of existing tax evaders in the country.

 

ASUU STRIKE: Pro Chancellors move to reopen Universities

3 years ago /
Education  Nation 

The Pro-chancellors having sat for too long on the side lines as the Federal Government and ASUU failed to reach agreement every time time they met. They have now announced that they are not prepared to sit back and watch as the situation worsens.

 

NEW PDP/APC MERGER: Gov Amaechi confirms Membership says move is in Rivers interest

3 years ago /
Politics 

APC’s visit to Rivers state to solicit Governor Chibuike Amechi’s membership seems to have paid off as Governor Amaechi on arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagua confirms his move to APC.

 

NIGERIA PENSION ADMINISTRATION: Postal and Telecommunications Workers Reject New Pensions Department

3 years ago /
Nation 

Pension administration in Nigeria has been reportedly marred by massive corruption over the years with emergency bodies set up to address the issues ending up getting entangled in the same corrupt practices. These reasons may not be too far from why President Goodluck Jonathan approved the establishment of the Pension’s Transmission Arrangement Department headed by a Director General to manage the civil service, police, immigration and customs pension offices.

 

PDP - APC MERGER: BAMANGA TUKUR EXPRESSES SHOCK

3 years ago /
Politics 

National Chairman of the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, has expressed disappointment over the merger between 5 of the aggrieved 7 PDP Governors and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

 

NEW PDP -APC ALLIANCE: POLITICAL BIGWIGS REACT

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

It was at the 18th anniversary of the party when some PDP members turned out to announce the birth of a faction. Several peace initiatives did not bear fruit. The chaos within the PDP provided the opportunity for APC to make incursions into the PDP camp.

 

ONDO HEALTH POLICY: STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH PROGRAMME TARGETED AT YOUTHS

3 years ago /
Health 

In a bid to protect the future of the youths, generally agreed to be the leaders of tomorrow, Governor Olusegun Mimiko-led administration has demonstrated its commitment to the promotion of exceptional and qualitative healthcare delivery to the citizenry, from conception to adulthood with the launch of a new programme.

 

NIGERIA EDUCATION: NEW BASIC EDUCATION BOSS HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF STATES AND LOCAL COUNCILS

3 years ago /
Education 

The new Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission Dikko Suleiman says State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBS) have the most critical role to play in the delivery of quality education to Nigerians.

 

NIGERIA: BATCH C CORP MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO PLACES OF PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT

3 years ago /
Education  Nation 

The National Youth Service Corps has deployed its 2013 Batch C, Corps Members to their places of primary assignment.

 

NIGERIA: Remembering Late President Yar'adua

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

In a paper titled "The role of Chemistry in the economic development of Nigeria", the Vice Chancellor at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru recommended the need for Nigerian leaders to revisit the Vision 20:20 blueprint.