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Catalonia Vows To Resist Madrid

7 hours ago /
International News 

Catalan authorities have stated that it will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva stated that the central government was acting against the will of catalans. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced plans to sack the region's...

Buhari Visits Niamey On Tuesday

7 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday depart for Niamey, republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the west African sub-region.   member countries of the ECOWAS task force on common currency are ‎Nigeria, cote d'ivoire, Ghana and Niger.   The minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and the central bank of Nigeria governor,...

Argentina Governing Party Wins Mid-Term Elections

7 hours ago /
International News 

Argentina's centre-right governing coalition has won a sweeping victory in mid-term congressional elections. The result will strengthen president Mauricio Macri's position as he seeks to complete his pro-market reforms. He told supporters that they had shown it was possible to change the history of Argentina. Former left-wing president Cristina Fernández De Kirchner secured...

Kenya Election: Raila Odinga’s Sister Charged With Inciting Violence

8 hours ago /
International News 

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered that opposition leader Raila Odinga's sister should immediately be charged with inciting violence against the election commission. Ruth Odinga is alleged to have entered an election centre without permission, and caused damage to property, although Odinga, a former deputy governor of Kisumu state, has not yet...

FG Replies Critics Of Its Achievements

8 hours ago /
Nation 

The federal government says descriptions of its achievements by critics of mere lies and propaganda will be matched with verifiable facts and figures. Minister of information and Culture Lai Mohammed who said this on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria governors’ forum media conference noted that the criticisms will be the...

Igbo Leaders Of Thought Commend Buhari For Engagement With South East Zonal Leaders

8 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended over his recent engagements with leaders from the southeast zone of Nigeria. Some leaders of thought, under the aegis of Igbo people of Nigeria who gave the commendation during a march to the Aso Rock presidential villa, in  Abuja, said they see the interactions as a...

Buhari Directs Sack Of Maina

8 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms.  in a memo to the head of the civil service of the federation, the president equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina's recall and...

Nigeria, Pakistan To Revamp Joint Commission

11 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigeria-Pakistan joint commission will be revamped as a veritable platform to strengthen economic and trade relations between both countries. President Buhari gave the assurance on Saturday in Istanbul at a bilateral meeting with prime Minister Shahidkhakanabbasi, on the margins of the ninth d-8 summit in turkey. The...

Buhari Asks African Leaders To Forge Closer Ties

12 hours ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari wants African leaders to speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with president Alpha Conde of guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, turkey, president Buhari said leaders should learn from history...

Governor Ayade Promises To Partner Federal Government On Agro-Industry

12 hours ago /
Nation 

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state says the presidential initiative targeted at developing agriculture and industry in the Niger Delta as alternative source for job creation and income generation in the region will be embraced by the state. Ayade stated this during the official flag-off of the program in calabar,the...

Women Seek More Inclusiveness In Politics

12 hours ago /
Nation  Politics 

A group of Civil Society Organmisations which focuses on gender parity, wants women to be given preference in decision making positions The group believes that this will correct the lopsided representation in decision making in favour of men. Some Nigerian women gathered in Abuja on Friday for the sole reason of appraising...

Former US Presidents Gather For Hurricanes Fundraiser

15 hours ago /
International News 

The five living former us presidents have gathered for a concert in Texas in aid of victims of the hurricanes, which ravaged the us this year. They are barack obama, george w. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. The three democrats and two republicans came together behind the one...

Former U.S. President To Intervene In North Korea Crisis

15 hours ago /
International News 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions. Ninety-three year old carter was responding to an interview question bordering on if it was time for another diplomatic mission and whether he would do...

WHO Removes Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

15 hours ago /
International News 

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador, the body said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. W.H.O. Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases) in Uruguay last Wednesday, said in...

Nigeria Beyond Oil; How Is It Prepared To Survive?

15 hours ago /
Nation 

October 22 is set aside globally to celebrate world energy day. With issues of sustainability, conservation, climate change, carbon emission reduction, and environmental protection in the front burner. As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate world energy day on Sunday, how is it prepared to survive beyond oil? In august...

Experts Seek Greater Access To Affordable Energy

15 hours ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian association for energy economics says it is important that Nigeria focuses on sustainable development goal SDG 7.1 which is particularly focused on  ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all by the year 2030 by providing universal access to electricity and clean cooking. The immediate past president of...

Over 7,000 Entrepreneurs Benefit From FG’s GEEP Programme In Abia

15 hours ago /
Nation 

No fewer than seven thousand small and medium entrepreneurs in Abia state, south-east Nigeria have benefited from the three hundred and eighty million naira loan under the Government’s Enterprise And Empowerment Programme, GEEP. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the cheering news at an event in Umuahia  to mark the disbursement of...

Buhari Returns To Abuja From Turkey

15 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after attending the d-8 summit in turkey. It was president Buhari's first visit to turkey since his election in 2015, but the second meeting with President Erdogan who as prime minister visited Abuja in march last year. President Erdogan hosted his nigerian counterpart to a...

North Korea Nuclear Missile Capability Developing Fast – CIA Director

3 days ago /
International News 

CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the verge of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He said though military force remains an option Washington still prefers diplomacy and sanctions. North Korea claims it already has the capability to strike the us. Speaking at the...

Post-Brexit Deal: EU Leaders Prepare For Trade Talks

3 days ago /
International News 

EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK - as Theresa May admits there is "some way to go" in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade...


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