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Wave Of Protests Grip NFL After Trump Urges Fan Boycott

8 hours ago /
Sports  

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who...

United Nations Decries Destruction Caused By Boko Haram

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The UN is unhappy with the destruction caused by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and Lake Chad region and is seeking more humanitarian assistance to victims. The world body noted that millions of victims of Boko Haram were in need of emergency assistance. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, made the appeal...

President Buhari Thanks UN For Support Against Boko Haram

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge...

President Buhari Challenge The UN To Initiate Direct Engagement With North Korea

5 days ago /
International News  Nation 

President Muhammad Buhari has identified the conflict in the Korean peninsula as the single major threat to world peace The Nigerian leader said this during his address to the seventy second general assembly of the united nations in New York President Buhari therefore challenged the un to initiate direct engagement with north...

Rohingya Crisis: Suu Kyi Speaks

6 days ago /
International News 

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern rakhine state that has seen more than 400,000 rohingya muslims cross into bangladesh. Suu Kyi has faced...

Nigerian Lawyer Zanna Mustapha Wins UN’s Refugees Award

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigerian lawyer, Zannah Mustapha, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, the first Nigerian Laureate of the award, will be unveiled on Monday in Abuja. UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugees Council said on Monday that Mustapha was chosen as...

Jonathan Asks Buhari To Summon Council Of State Over Rising South East Tensions

1 week ago /
Nation 

Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to summon a meeting of the national council of state over mounting south east tensions.  Jonathan, while condemning alleged killings of Biafra agitators by Nigerian soldiers, equally said “the desecration and destruction of religious places of worship or a police...

Preventing Girl Child Abuse: NAWOJ Partners Ngo On Nationwide Campaign

1 week ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

The National Association Of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has partnered security agencies and some non-governmental organisations to commence a nationwide campaign against girl child abuse, female genital mutilation and conflict resolution. Chairman of cross river state chapter of NAWOJ, Umoh Bassey-Edet said this during an interactive session with women professionals in Calabar,...

Saraki Advises New Ambassadors

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has advised the new ambassadors to japan and Malaysia, prof. Issa Gana and Nurudeen Mohammed to be good representatives of the nation and Kwara state in particular. Saraki stated this at his Ilorin residence when he received traditional rulers as well as elders from Kwara north...

Buhari’s Administration Welcomes Exit From Recession With Cautious Optimism

2 weeks ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Buhari administration says it welcomes news of Nigeria’s exit from recession with cautious optimism and will continue to drive Nigeria’s economic growth by vigorously implementing the economic recovery & growth plan. The federal government said overall economic plan and direction of the administration has resulted, among others, in sustained restoration...

We’ve Restored Peace In Southern Kaduna, Says El-Rufai

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says peace has been restored to the troubled communities in the southern part of the state. Governor El-Rufai also expressed satisfaction with the atmosphere in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area where cattle rustlers and armed herdsmen were said to have terrorised residents. He said this on Monday...

Alison Madueke Again, Sells 2 London Property, UK Freezes £10m House

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has frozen a £10million worth of London property allegedly bought for Diezani Alison-Madueke as investigations into the case against the former minister unravels by the day. Two properties at Regents Park in London, along with one in Buckinghamshire, have now been frozen based on the...

Brazil Opens Vast Amazon Reserve To Mining

1 month ago /
International News 

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals. The government said nine conservation and...

ICC Considers SERAP’s Petition On Alleged N11tn Electricity Scam

1 month ago /
Nation 

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering the petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, anti-corruption advocacy...

Nigerian Air Force Capacity Building On Social Media

1 month ago /
Security 

Nigerian security agencies have been urged to harness the potentials in the social media to combat the influence of terrorism and other security challenges. This was the thrust of a special workshop for public relations personnel of the Nigerian Air Force held in Abuja. Stakeholders at the workshop were of...

Okowa Meets Kinsmen, Residents To Tackle Herdsmen Crisis

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has assured residents that his administration is committed to curbing the continuous havoc caused by the Fulani herdsmen across communities in the state. He confirmed that those involved in kidnapping, rape, robbery and other vices have been arrested and will soon be tried in appropriate...

Wike: If PDP Can Win Rivers With Stiff Opposition, Anambra Is Small Case

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can win Anambra State governorship election if all members of the party in the state cooperate with its leadership. Wike who was in Anambra State to conduct the ward congress of the party with his Ekiti State...

APDA Welcomes President Buhari

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance, APDA has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country after 103 days medical vacation in London. The party paid glowing tributes to Nigerians for their prayers, patience and steadfastness in their support for the president while receiving treatment abroad. It said Nigeria is indeed a...

Hate Speech Will Be Considered An Act Of Terrorism, Says Osinbajo

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech, warning that not only will it rejected, it will henceforth be considered an act of terrorism. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said this today in Abuja at the opening of the National Economic Council Summit. Professor Osinbajo’s comments come after months of regional...

Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Dubs White Nationalists 'Clowns'

1 month ago /
International News 

The chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as "clowns" as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon once headed the far-right Breitbart News, seen as both a major channel for nationalism and key in helping Donald Trump win election. But he told The American Prospect:...


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