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PHILLIPINES: MAOIST REBELS DECLARE CEASEFIRE

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

Maoist rebels on Sunday extended for another month a unilateral ceasefire in areas devastated by typhoon Haiyan in the Central Philippines, ordering guerrillas to help distribute food, water and other relief supplies in coastal and mountain villages.

 

Fresh tensions between China and Japan

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

Japan and its ally, United States have sharply criticized china's move to impose new rules on airspace over islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Tokyo, warning of an escalation into the unexpected if Beijing enforces the rules.

COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSES BURUJI KASHAMU’S CASE

4 years ago /
Nation 

Kashamu had approached the High Court based on allegations that they were moved to have him extradited to the United States on alleged involvement in the importation of prohibited Narcotics between 1993 to 1995.

NIGERIA: CHRISTOPHER KOLADE RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF SURE-P

4 years ago /
Nation 

Doctor Christopher Kolade, Chairman of the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE P, has resigned his position as Chairman.

NIGERIA: CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF VISITS MAIDUGURI, RESTATES RESOLVE TO FIGHT INSURGENCY

4 years ago /
Security 

THE CHIEF OF Army Staff’s visits to the newly created seventh division headquartered in Maiduguri was to assess the operations of the troops. Lieutenant General Ihejirika pledged to improve the capability and welfare and expressed satisfaction on the level of cooperation between the state and other security agency in stemming the stride of terrorism.

Nigerian Content Conference: Stakeholders want more participation of Nigerians in all sectors of the oil Industry

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Niger Delta 

The Workshop and exhibition which was organized to iron out whichever impediments to the implementation of the Local Content proposal attracted over 400 Oil industry experts, representatives of host communities and was organized by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and the Bayelsa state government.

President Jonathan returns to Nigeria with a healthy glow: confirms talk with G7 Governors will still hold

4 years ago /
Politics 

President Gooduck Jonathan returned to Abuja on Sunday night, declaring that work will resume immediately.

NIGERIA: Women with disability seek government support

4 years ago /

Some members of the civil society have called for support from government to improve the lives of women with disability.   Speaking at a forum organized by the Advocacy for Women with Disability Initiative, AWWDI, in Abuja on Thursday, they said the huge challenges that cut across the world need to be addressed.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Wike on National Dialogue

4 years ago /
Nation 

Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike says that in a political climate where strong disagreements exist, the opportunity for every Nigerian to participate in a national dialogue should not be missed.

NIGERIA: Senate considers the creation of another Financial Crimes Agency

4 years ago /
Nation 

A bill to establish the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Agency as the central body for gathering financial information has scaled the second reading at the senate.

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT: NYSC BOSS CANVASSES SKILLS ACQUISITION

4 years ago /
Nation 

OVER 60 million Nigerians are said to be unemployed. Of this number, more than 40% are said to be the youths. The situation puts Nigeria among nations with highest youth unemployment.

PAYMENT OF PENSIONS IN NIGERIA: TEACHERS INSTITUTE CALLS FOR TIMELY RELEASE OF FUNDS

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Teachers’Institute organised a retreat to prepare its staff WHO ARE DUE FOR RETIREMENT FOR LIFE AFTRER WORK. The Director General, Ladan Sharehu said although the Federal Government is making effort to sanitize the pension system in the country, there is still the need to resolve the delays in the release of funds for the payment of pensioners, who today face difficulties, collecting their pensions.

ABUSE OF ENVIRONMENT: NOA PUSHES FOR CITIZEN EDUCATION

4 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

The Vice-President, Namadi Sambo who spoke at the launch of a new initiative by the National Orientation Agency to protect the Nigerian environment, said, the 2012 flood experienced in many parts of Nigeria was made worse by the abuse of the environment.

NIGERIA: 13.9 BILLION DOLLARS IN OIL REVENUE UNACCOUNTED FOR

4 years ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives is currently trying to solve the puzzle of why the NNPC failed to disclose the actual volume and value of Crude Oil sales and why there is a shortfall of 13.9 billion dollars unaccounted for.

Corruption in Education: ABUSE OF STUDENTS BY TEACHERS/LECTUTRERS MUST STOP - Transparency International

4 years ago /
Education 

The latest Transparency International Global Corruption Report on Education says over 5 million Nigerian children are out of school and about 115 million Nigerians are illiterates.

 

NIGERIAN REFEREES APPLAUDED BY FIFA REFREES' INSTRUCTOR

4 years ago /
Sports  

A FIFA Referees instructor, Felix Tangawarima, has showered encomium on Nigerian referees for the improvement recorded so far in the game.

 

NIGERIA: MAIGARI SALUTES JONATHAN AT 56

4 years ago /
Nation  Sports  

NFF President, Aminu Maigari, has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan on his 56th birthday.

 

JONATHAN RENEWS APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR OF THE TEACHERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL

4 years ago /
Education  Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has renewed the appointment of Professor Adison Wokocha as the Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

 

NIGERIA: JONATHAN'S STAY IN LONDON MAY EXTEND LONGER THAN EXPECTED

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan could not attend the opening ceremony of the Honorary International Investors council in London due to ill health.

ANAMBRA POLLS: INEC REACTS

4 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled a crucial meeting for Thursday to review issues arising from Anambra governorship election.