News - Vice President

Hundreds flee as South Sudan forces brace for 'White Army' assault

5 years ago /
Security 

Hundreds of people fled South Sudan's flashpoint town of Bor as the army warned of an imminent attack by the "White Army" militia on Monday, two weeks into ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world's newest state, officials said.

SPORTS: INTER MILAN DEFEATS AC MILAN

5 years ago /
Sports  

Inter milan defeated arch rival, Ac Milan one nil at the San Siro on Sunday in one of the Italia Serie a matches.

South Sudan crisis update

5 years ago /
International News 

South Sudanese soldiers clashed on Wednesday near the flashpoint town of Bor in fighting that has spread from the capital, raising fears of a broader civil conflict in the two-year-old nation.

SPORTS: UEFA Champions League draws

5 years ago /
Sports  

Barcelona was drawn Monday to face Manchester City and its strong contingent of Spanish internationals in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt

5 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.

OBJ LETTER: NIGERIANS REACT

5 years ago /
Politics 

The “Obasanjo letter” has succeeded in kicking up dust which seems to never settle as the letter has set in motion a chain reaction of events across the polity. Rumours already abound that other national leaders have begun plans to follow in General Obasanjo’s footsteps. There however remains two sides to the situation. While some commend the former President for raising crucial national issues, others question his timing and motive.

OBJ LETTER: President's cabinet prepare for battle

5 years ago /
Politics 

The wheels have begun to turn in the Presidential villa as the President’s cabinet prepare to fire back at former President Obasanjo for the controversial letter he wrote to the President. 

SAMBO RAISES ALARM OVER RATE OF OIL THEFT IN THE COUNTRY

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian government says the menace of oil theft is undermining efforts at delivering its pledge to transform the country.

UKRAINE: PRESIDENT AGRESS TO TALKS WITH OPPOSITION

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.

CHINA: Biden expresses anger at the treatment of American and British jounalists in China

6 years ago /
International News 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says his country and China have "profound disagreements" over the treatment of American journalists in the country.

 

PDP CRISIS: JONATHAN MEETS GOVERNORS SULE LAMIDO, BABANGIDA ALIYU

6 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday night held a crucial meeting with two of the aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido of Jigawa state and Babangida Aliyu of Niger state.

ABUSE OF ENVIRONMENT: NOA PUSHES FOR CITIZEN EDUCATION

6 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

The Vice-President, Namadi Sambo who spoke at the launch of a new initiative by the National Orientation Agency to protect the Nigerian environment, said, the 2012 flood experienced in many parts of Nigeria was made worse by the abuse of the environment.

ANAMBRA ELECTION: TMG ANNOUNCES ELECTION MONITORING RESULTS

6 years ago /
Politics 

The Transition Monitoring Group has opined that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) still has a lot to do to boost public confidence in electoral processes ahead of the 2015 General elections

AFRO-ARAB SUMMIT: SAMBO ARRIVES KUWAIT

6 years ago /
International News 

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Monday arrived Kuwait for the third Africa-Arab summit.

 

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: PRESIDENT JONATHAN MEETS WITH UNION MEMBERS

6 years ago /
Education  Nation 

In a bid to bring a speedy end to the 4-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), President Jonathan, on Monday took over the reins of negotiation with the Union. The meeting was said to have started at 2:40pm. A 15-minute recess was taken sometime around 7pm after which the meeting was re-convened. The meeting was said to have continued till early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

SAPELE POWER PLANT

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has extended by three months time for the preferred bidders for Sapele power plant Phase one to complete payment.

 

ANAMBRA ELECTIONS ON HOLD

6 years ago /
Politics 

Less than one hour after the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party inaugurated a sixty six-man Committee headed by Vice President Namadi Sambo for the campaign in Anambra state, the Supreme Court has urged the party to put all activities on hold pending Monday’s hearing on who its candidate is.  

SAMBO ON SLUMS SUMMIT

6 years ago /
Environment 

The Nigerian government has reiterated its commitment to the promotion of sustainable urbanization and implementation of the universal principles for slum upgrading and prevention.          

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

6 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.

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

6 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.


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