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UKRAINE: President Yanukovich leaves for China amidst protests

3 years ago /
International News 

Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has flown to China leaving behind a country in turmoil over his decision to abandon a landmark accord with the European Union under Russian pressure.

ARAFAT’S DEATH: NAME OF SUSPECTED KILLERS TO BE RELEASED

3 years ago /
International News 

A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.

 

SYRIA: DEADLY BOMB BLAST ROCKS DAMASCUS

3 years ago /
International News 

A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least two people, according to reports.

 

NIGERIA: DEPUTY SENATE CHAIRMAN PROPOSES SINGLE-TENURE POLICY

3 years ago /
Politics 

The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution review, Ike Ekweremadu has again reopened the debate for a single term tenure for executive office holders.

SPORTS: YAYA TOURE'S ROAD TO VICTORY

3 years ago /
Sports  

Cote D’Ivoire international and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

 

ANAMBRA POLLS: Detained INEC official granted bail

3 years ago /
Politics 

A Magistrate Court in Abuja has granted bail to the INEC official for Idemili North, Anambra state, Chukwujekwu Okeke who was remanded in police custody.

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: Nyesom Wike is ignorant - ASUU President

3 years ago /
Education  Nation 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has responded to the threat issued by the supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike that University lecturers will be sacked if they failed to resume as directed by the Federal government.

 

AUSTRALIA: Children born with birth defects receive 81 million dollar compensation

3 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

More than 100 Australian and New Zealand victims of Thalidomide won an eighty-one million dollars settlement from the parent of the company that distributed the drug that caused thousands of birth defects around the world.

 

INDONESIA: STUDENTS PROTEST WTO POLICIES; ACCUSE THEM OF BIAS

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

A group of Indonesian students staged a protest in front of United States Consulate General office on Monday ahead of the World Trade Organization ministerial conference in Bali.  

PDP CRISIS: G5 Governors will return to PDP - BAMANGA TUKUR

3 years ago /
Politics 

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has declared that the G7 Governors, those who defected to the All Progressives Congress in particular, will not be missed by the Ruling party.

BOKO HARAM: 26 CONFIRMED DEAD IN MAIDUGURI; PRESIDENCY REACTS

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Maiduguri was once again thrown into mourning yesterday when suspected members of the Islamist Terrorist Organisation, Boko Haram struck killing no less than 26 people, 24 of whom are believed to be insurgents.

UKRAINE: PROTESTERS BLOCK GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

3 years ago /
International News 

Demonstrations in Ukraine have blocked government buildings in the capital Kiev, as they step up their campaign for the resignation of the government.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Violence against women: Gender Advocates advise victims to speak out to end menace

3 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development  Oddities 

According to the United Nations, up to 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime and between 500,000 to 2,000,000 women are trafficked annually into situations including forced labor, prostitution and slavery.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ACCUSED INEC OFFICIAL DETAINED

3 years ago /
Politics 

An Abuja Chief Magistrates Court has ordered that an Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) official from Idemili North of Anambra state, Chukwujekwu Okeke be remanded in police custody.