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FEC receives bills

4 years ago /
Nation 

Two reform bills were on Wednesday presented at the Federal Executive Council meeting. 

Jonah Jang-led governors' forum requests for proactive measures to curb security challenges in northeastern Nigeria

4 years ago /
Security 

The Jonah Jang-led Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum has raised alarm over what it describes as the deteriorating security situation in the northeastern part of the country.

Defecting lawmakers ask Judge to stay his judgment as they file new application

4 years ago /
Nation 

The thirty seven federal lawmakers and others who defected from the PDP to the APC on Wednesday stalled the judgment that would have determined whether they should lose their seats or not.

National Conference: Delegates share thoughts on the way forward

4 years ago /

The seeming hitches experienced at the start of the ongoing National Conference has been blamed on the type of agenda some of the delegates came with.

National Conference: Lamido of Adamawa threatens to join Cameroon

4 years ago /

The polarization of delegates to the National Conference along regional divide came to the fore during the morning session of yesterday’s proceeding.

Delta State government responds to Dino Melaye’s allegation

4 years ago /
Nation 

Following allegations made by Dino Melaye’s Anti Corruption Network against the Delta state government on Tuesday concerning the alleged mismanagement of excess crude oil funds by the state between 2012 and 2013, the Delta state government, in the response has given an account of the funds in question. 

National Conference: Female delegates to ensure integration of the concerns of women

4 years ago /

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs is putting together all female representatives at the National Conference to sensitize them on ways to better the lots of women.   

National Conference: Proceedings adjourned to Monday next week as delegates fail to reach a consensus on voting formula

4 years ago /

Efforts by the National Conference leadership to settle the dust raised by the disagreements over the adoption of a voting formula for arriving at decisions at the conference have failed to yield results.

South Korea politics

4 years ago /
International News 

South Korea’s main opposition democratic party and the independent lawmaker Ahn Cheol-soo launched their new coalition 'new politics alliance for democracy' on Wednesday that seeks to challenge the ruling party.

Jerusalem demolition

4 years ago /
International News 

The Israeli Interior Ministry demolished a Palestinian-owned apartment block in east Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Kerry in Middle East

4 years ago /
International News 

US. Secretary of State John Kerry has interrupted a trip to Europe to press the Palestinians and Israelis to extend their peace talks as a deadline looms.

Barack Obama in meeting with the EU and NATO in Brussels

4 years ago /
International News 

U.S. President Barack Obama is in Brussels for talks with leaders of the European Union and NATO to discuss Ukraine and other transatlantic issues.

Michele Obama in China

4 years ago /
International News 

U.S First Lady Michelle Obama wrapped up her one-week trip to china on Wednesday with a visit to a giant panda research base and lunch with her family in a Tibetan restaurant in southwestern city of Chengdu.

Officials recover two bodies from Washington mudslide

4 years ago /
International News 

Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of two more people killed in a massive mudslide in the U.S. capital, Washington, bringing the total number to sixteen.

CBN fire incident

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN says Tuesday’s fire incident at its Lagos branch office did not affect the bank’s records in any way.

FRSC: New number plates unconstitutional

4 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday held that it was unconstitutional for the Federal Road Safety Commission to impose new number plates on motorists in the country.

Satellite identifies more objects from Malaysian plane

4 years ago /
International News 

A further one hundred and twenty-two objects potentially from missing Malaysian flight have been identified by satellite.

Africa’s Industrialization

4 years ago /
Nation 

A meeting of a committee of experts ahead of the 7th meeting of African Ministers of Finance, National Planning and Economic Development on rapid industrialization of the continent in Abuja, was disrupted by protesters calling for stoppage of tax incentives for multinational corporations in Africa.  

Man City beats Man United

4 years ago /
Sports  

Manchester City dealt a devastating blow on Manchester United on Tuesday with a three-nil bashing that confirmed city’s favorable contention for the English Premier League title.

Refineries: The politics of privatization

4 years ago /
Nation 

The question of whether to privatize Nigeria’s four refineries begs for answers.