News - Lome

Nigeria Appoints New Chief To Head Boko Haram Fight

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has replaced the officer leading troops fighting Boko Haram, the Army said on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country’s remote northeast. “A new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole,” Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement, identifying him as former...

NNPC Completes 539km Of Gas Pipeline Projects

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has completed, commissioned and delivered 500 kilometers (km) of gas pipelines between 2010 to date. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this on Tuesday in Abuja in a statement by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation’s Group General Manager...

Cross River Governance: Mantu,Gana Commend Ayade's Achievements

1 month ago /
Nation 

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, and Ex Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana  have described the achievements of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state  as inspiring that should be emulated by other governors in the country. Speaking during a courtesy call on  the governor at the state executive chambers,...

18 Killed, 29 Injured In Borno Suicide Attack

1 month ago /
Nation 

Eighteen people have been killed and 29 others injured in a suicide attack on a community in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Four suicide bombers – two males and two females – infiltrated Muna Gari community at about 6:13 pm and detonated Improvised Explosive Devises strapped to their bodies...

Amnesty International’s Claims On Forced Evictions Inaccurate – Lagos Govt

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government has rejected Amnesty International’s report on forced evictions in the state, saying it is biased and contains inaccuracies and exaggerations. In a report entitled ‘The Human Cost of a Megacity: Forced Evictions of the Urban Poor In Lagos, Nigeria’, Amnesty said over 30,000 people had been forcibly...

Quake Leaves Trail Of Death And Destruction In Iraq

1 month ago /
International News 

Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region. “There were eight people inside,” Abdullah, an Iraqi Kurd, told AFP on Monday, outside the pile of concrete debris where...

Villagers Block Abuja-Kaduna Expressway Over Murder Of Community Leader

1 month ago /
Nation 

Villagers of Sabon Gaya community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday, November 11 trooped out in protest blocking the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. The villagers were protesting over the killing of the community’s district head by suspected kidnappers. A resident of the community speaking with reporters said that the community...

Delta Govt Begins Construction On Bad Roads

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Delta State Government is set to leverage on the fast approaching dry season to ensure the speedy completion of some of the ongoing federal road construction and rehabilitation projects embarked upon by the current administration. Flanked by his Ministry of Information counterpart, Mr Patrick Ukah, the Delta State Commissioner for...

What President Buhari Said During Presentation of 2018 Budget Proposal (Full Speech)

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a proposal for a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. At the presentation of the budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari addressed the lawmakers on the key achievements and plans of his administration as well as the...

NNPC Promises Aggressive Exploration Of Hydrocarbon Reserve Discoveries

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed confidence that the aggressive exploration of the inland basins being driven by the corporation would soon yield success with hydrocarbon finds in commercial quantity. This was disclosed by the group managing director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, when he received a delegation of the Nigerian association...

Bakassi Deep Seaport: Governor Ayade Presents Twenty Patrol Vans To Security Operatives

1 month ago /
Nation 

As the construction of the Bakassi deep seaport and it's evacuation corridor,the super highway  is about to commence , Governor Ben Ayade has donated twenty pick up vans to the security agencies to provide adequate, secured atmosphere at the project sites and  within its routes. Speaking during the presentation of the...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque In Borno

1 month ago /
Nation 

At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said. The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Ajiri Yala, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of...

Federal Executive Council Approves 2018 Draft Budget

1 month ago /
Nation 

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma who briefed state house correspondents after the weekly federal executive council meeting on Thursday said the draft document is now ready for transmission to the national assembly. Udoma who was not forthcoming with information on the projections of the 2018 budget noted...

Roadside Bomb Explosion Kills At Least Seven In Mogadishu

1 month ago /
International News 

A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents. Sunday’s bombing hit a minibus in Daniga village about 40 kilometeres to the northwest of Mogadishu. A truck bombing in Mogadishu last weekend had killed over...

Hurricane Ophelia Heads To UK

2 months ago /
International News 

The metrological office in the United Kingdom has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of hurricane Ophelia heads for the British isles with one hundred and thirty kilometers per hour winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all schools closed on Monday, is already in force The hurricane...

Fayose Commissions Projects, Assures Citizens Of More Dividends Of Democracy

2 months ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has commissioned a number of projects spread across various communities in the state, as part of activities marking his 3rd year anniversary in office. Among projects commissioned by the governor are the newly completed two and half kilometer Ori-Apata-Nata Nova Road Ado Ekiti, rural electrification of Irasa...

Oyo State Wants Transfer Of Dam To State Government

2 months ago /
Nation 

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has asked the federal government to transfer ownership of the Ikere Gorge Dam to the state government. The governor made the plea while addressing journalists after a closed door meeting with president Muhammmadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Tuesday. He said the dam which stretches almost...

Che Guevara Remembered 50 Years After

2 months ago /
International News 

More than 60,000 people took to the streets of Cuba on Monday to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of latin american revolutionary, Ernesto “che” Guevara. Cuban president, Raul Castro was present at a mass rally on Sunday at the che guevara mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, 300 kilometres east...

Togolese Call For The President’s Resignation

2 months ago /
International News 

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lome on Wednesday to protest the autocratic rule of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, who has ruled the former French colony since 2005. Guarded by police, gendarmerie and soldiers, demonstrators in the capital city demanded constitutional reforms, including a two-term presidential limit, as they...

Kenya's Supreme Court Criticises Country's Electoral Commission

2 months ago /
International News 

Kenya's Supreme Court has blamed the country's electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable". Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced. Mr Kenyatta...


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