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Festus Iyayi's Death: Femi Falana vows to get justice

3 years ago /
Education  Oddities 

The burial ceremony of the former ASUU Chairman, Late Professor Festus Iyayi began on Wednesday in his the Edo state capital. There was a solidarity march by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU from various universities and other Civil Society Groups.

 

ASUU STRIKE: University of Benin defies ASUU, Federal government deadline extension

3 years ago /
Education 

The governing council of University of Benin has directed that all academic activities commence immediately.

GOVERNOR AMAECHI CALLS OUT DR. NGOZI IWEALA

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Niger Delta 

Rivers state Governor Chibuike Amaechi is seeking the intervention of the National Assembly to enable the state access a loan facility from the World Bank and the African Development Bank for the provision of portable water in the state.

 

NIGERIA AND GHANA CLINCH THE FIRST TWO POSITIONS IN WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION

3 years ago /
Sports  

GHANA AND NIGERIA Women’s volleyball teams have clinched their tickets to the final phase of the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship after they finished in the top two positions in Zone 3 of the African qualifier held at the Forum de L’Universite de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST TIMPIRE SYLVA STALLS

3 years ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has brought a fresh charge against former Bayelsa state Governor, Timipre Sylva at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

 

ITALY: European Union bemoans Italy's debt refund schedule

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said in an interview that Italy is not reducing its debt quickly enough and has no room for maneuver on structural deficit reduction.

 

BRITISH CONSTRUCTION SECTOR RECORDS MASSIVE IMPROVEMENTS

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

A survey of purchasing managers shows Britain's construction sector unexpectedly picked up more speed in November, hitting its strongest levels of output and employment since August 2007.

 

ACID ATTACK: Perpetrators sentenced by Court

3 years ago /
International News 

A Moscow court has jailed Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for six years for organising an acid attack on the company's artistic director.

 

NORTH KOREA: "Power behind the throne" removed from office

3 years ago /
International News  Politics 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the power behind the throne, is believed to have been dismissed from his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, suggesting a huge upheaval in one of the world's most secretive states.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER FACES CRITICISM FOR PROPOSED TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

British Prime Minister David Cameron promised China's leaders on Monday that he would advocate a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union; an action which has irritated the EU executive as they consider such proposal as premature.

THAILAND: Police ordered to desist from confronting protesters

3 years ago /
International News 

Thailand's government ordered police on Tuesday to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, raising hope that days of political violence may end.

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.