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Islamic State Releases 93 Syrian Kurds

4 years ago /
International News 

The militant Islamic State group has released 93 Syrian Kurds it captured in February as they made their way from northern Syria to neighbouring Iraq, a group monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday. Islamic State seized around 100 people, accusing them of being members of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)...

Ebola Outbreak: UK Centre Opening In Sierra Leone

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

A British-run facility to treat people with Ebola is opening in Sierra Leone. The 92-bed site in Kerry Town will be run jointly by the Department for International Development and charity Save the Children. The centre is the first of six which are being constructed by the British government as part of...

National Council Of State Says FG Anti-Insurgency Efforts Satisfactory

4 years ago /
Security 

The National Council of State on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the ongoing efforts of the nation’s security agents toward combating insurgency and terrorism across the country. Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom made the position of the council known to State House correspondents after its meeting which was presided over by...

2015 Elections: UPP Urges Jonathan Caution Security Agencies Discipline Civility

4 years ago /
Politics 

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to direct security agencies, especially the police, to exhibit high level of civility and non-partisanship during and after the 2015 elections. This is contained in a communiqué at the end of the party's fourth National Executive Committee (NEC) and signed by...

Man Finds Out Wife Is Pregnant After Using Her Urine For His Drug Test

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

An Egyptian bus driver found out that his wife was two months pregnant, after submitting her urine in place of his own for a mandatory drug test, the BBC reports. After he assured officials that the sample was his own, he was reportedly told, “Congratulations, you’re pregnant.” While more details were...

ECOWAS Set 2020 Deadline For Use Of Single Currency

4 years ago /
International News 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced that it has set a 2020 deadline for the commencement of its single currency policy in the region. The announcement was made in Calabar on Monday by the Director of Strategic Planning, ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Essien Abel. Essien said, the committee is...

President Jonathan, Other Ecowas Leaders Head To Ouagadougou For Crisis Talks

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ouagadougou tomorrow as a member of the three-man delegation of Heads of State and Government raised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate the rapid resolution of the current political crisis in Burkina Faso. Other members of the delegation of ECOWAS...

Construction Of 14-Storey Standard Chartered Bank Building Violates Environmental Laws – Expert Witness

4 years ago /
Environment 

An expert witness, Dr Tunji Adejumo, on Tuesday claimed that a 14-storey building being constructed by the Standard Chartered Bank in Victoria Island, Lagos, violated Nigeria’s environmental laws. Adejumo made the claim while testifying before Justice Doris Okuwobi of an Ikeja High Court at the resumption of the suit filed by...

Nigeria Not Under Siege, Says Defence Chief

4 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has dismissed the insinuation in some quarters that Nigeria is under siege of terrorists and insurgents. Badeh, who was reacting to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, also debunked the claim that the Armed Forces were not capable...

Prof. Utuama Takes Step Forward, Joins Delta Governorship Race

4 years ago /
Politics 

As more aspirants signify their intentions to contest the 2015 Delta State governorship ticket of their respective political parties, the state Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama (SAN), has joined the race, having served for eight years under James Ibori and another eight years as deputy to Emmanuel Uduaghan. In a related development,...

UK To Return £6.8m Ibori Loot Nigeria

4 years ago /
International News 

The UK government is to return  an additional 6.8 million pounds of the  confiscated loot of former Delta Governor, James Ibori, to Nigeria. Mr Rupert Broad, UK Metropolitan Police Senior Investigator, disclosed this in London on Tuesday at a meeting on ``Supporting Policing in Nigeria: What Role for Police in the...

Smokers Are Three Times More Likely To Suffer From Back Pain - But Quitting Can Ease Symptoms

4 years ago /
Health 

To avoid back pain, give up smoking, according to new research. A new study has found that smokers are three times more likely to develop chronic back pain than non-smokers. Dropping the habit may cut the chances of developing the condition, experts found. This is the first evidence to link smoking and chronic...

Germany's Deutsche Bahn Set For 'Longest Rail Strike'

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

The train drivers' union in Germany has announced a four-day walk-out over pay, which reports say will be the country's longest ever rail strike. The strike, which starts on Wednesday, was called after talks between national operator Deutsch Bahn and the GDL union broke down on Monday. GDL wants a 5% pay...

FCTA To Re-Introduce

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has concluded arrangement to reintroduce a modified ''Park and Pay System'' that will ensure sanity amongst motorists in the FCT. Mr Ifenayi Ughamadu, the Head, Public Relations, Department of the Transport Secretariat, FCTA, told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday...

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Breakfast

4 years ago /
Health 

Breakfast has long reigned as the most important meal of the day. But while it’s historically been praised for everything from hunger busting properties to magical weight loss powers, recent science suggests those cornflakes or scrambled eggs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Here are five breakfast myths… debunked. Myth...

PDP Primaries Panel Receives 32 Petitions 822 Delegates Emerge Benue

4 years ago /
Politics 

Chief Chike Udenze, the Chairman, Ward Congress Electoral Panel in charge of Benue, said the panel had received 32 petitions from individuals while  822 delegates were elected in 274 wards in the state during Saturday's primaries. Udenze said this at a news conference in Makurdi on Tuesday. He, however, said that in...

Pamela Ofoegbu, Head of Programming at EbonyLife TV, Passes On

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Director of Reality Programming and Head of Programming at EbonyLife TV, Pamela Ofoegbu has died. Pamela had over 10 years experience in the television industry and worked at MNet Africa as Commissioning Editor for West Africa before she joined EbonyLife TV. She died this morning November 4th after battle with cancer. Our condolences...

Body Found After Mom Threw Son In Oregon’s Yaquina Bay

4 years ago /
International News 

The body of a 6-year-old boy was found in Oregon’s Yaquina Bay after his mother called cops to say she’d thrown her son off a bridge, officials said early Tuesday. Police said that Jillian Meredith McCabe, 34, of Seal Rock, Oregon, had been arrested for the murder of her son...

Spanish Court Again Suspends Catalonia Independence Vote

4 years ago /
International News 

A controversial referendum on Catalonia's future as part of Spain has again been put on hold by a court, just days before the planned vote on Sunday. Spain's Consitutional Court on Tuesday suspended -- for the second time since September -- a referendum on independence for Catalonia, the wealthy, restive region...

Another South African International Targeted By Armed Robbers

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

A second South African international footballer has been targeted in an armed robbery after the parents of midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi were held up while he slept slept in a neighbouring property. The close shave comes just days after goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in a botched robbery at the home...