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Court Nullified Panel On Taraba Gov’s Health

5 years ago /
Politics 

The medical panel set up the speaker of the Taraba state House of Assembly to investigate the status of the state Governor Danbaba Suntai has been nullified by the state High Court sitting in janligo on Friday. Justice Silas Haruna, in a five-hour judgement, said the action of the state’s executive...

 

NiMet Predicts Cloudy Conditions, Rain For Saturday

5 years ago /
Environment 

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy conditions in the central states on Saturday with chances of localised thundery activities over Yelwa. This is contained in a Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office (CFO) in Abuja on Friday. It stated that localised thunderstorms are expected in...

UN To Investigate Alleged Mass Rape Of 200 Women In Darfur

5 years ago /
International News 

Ms Zainab Bengura, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, on Friday, expressed the world body’s readiness to investigate an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in Darfur. Notice of the investigation is contained in a statement issued by Bengura in New York. She said...

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea Won't Park The Bus Again

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Jose Mourinho insists there will be no repeat of Chelsea's ultra-defensive gameplan when the Premier League leaders return to the scene of their smash and grab raid at Liverpool on Saturday. Mourinho's side ruined Liverpool's bid to win their first English league title for 24 years with a 2-0 win at...

Tambuwal: Federal High Court Ask House To Maintain Status Quo

5 years ago /
Politics 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja again on Friday, ruled that status quo should be maintained till November 17 in the suit brought by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, against the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, which withdrew his security details. The court gave the order as...

DMO To Raise Bonds Worth N65bn

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Debt Management Office (DMO) said it would raise N65 billion worth of bonds in three categories on Nov.12. The DMO disclosed this in its 'Bond Circular' posted on its Website on Friday. According to the DMO, the three categories of bonds will include a 20-year bonds, 10-year bonds and three-year bonds. The...

PVC Distribution In Lagos In Slow Start

5 years ago /
Nation 

Many residents of Lagos on Friday turned out early for the collection of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in several local government areas but the exercise had yet to commence in many areas by 1.00p.m. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos...

 

INEC To Extend Issuance Of PVC In Lagos By 1 Day

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Adekunle Ogunmola, said on Friday the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) in the state would be extended by one day due to late supply of materials. Ogunmola told newsmen in Lagos that the collection of the cards and Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would...

 

Egyptian Squash Player Rates Nigerian Players High

5 years ago /
Sports  

A Professional Squash Association (PSA) player from Egypt, Omar Abdelmeguid, said on Friday that the performance of Nigerian players at the ongoing Lagos International Squash Classics was better than he expected. Abdelmeguid, ranked 25 in the world, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos,...

NIMASA Remits N9.7b Into Federation Account Says DG

5 years ago /
Transport  

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)  said it had remitted N9.7b into the Federation Account from its operating surplus so far in 2014. Mr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, the Director General of NIMASA, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos on Friday. He said that the agency was up-to-date in making...

 

APC Bemoans Poor PVC Distribution Exercise In Lagos

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday scored the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) low for hitches experienced as the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) distribution began in the state. Mr Joe Igbokwe, the Lagos APC spokesman, told newsmen in Lagos that the commission was not adequately prepared for...

Jordan Brotherhood Chief Urges End To Israel Peace Treaty

5 years ago /
International News 

The head of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood called Friday on the government to scrap its peace treaty with Israel after clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque. At a rally in Amman attended by hundreds of supporters, Hammam Saeed said the government's decision to recall its ambassador in...

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Sending In Tanks, Escalating Crisis

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine's military accused Russia on Friday of sending a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country's east to support pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces. Thursday's cross-border incursion, if confirmed, is a significant escalation of a conflict that has killed more than 4,000 people since the separatists rose...

UK Space Travel Insurer Sees No Spike In Queries After Virgin Crash

5 years ago /
International News 

A UK insurer that recently began offering life coverage for would-be space tourists said it has seen no increase in interest in the policy following the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic test space ship last month. The policy, sold by Pembroke Managing Agency, pays up to $5 million per traveler...

Malaysian Court Overturns Cross-Dressing Ban

5 years ago /
International News 

Three Malaysian transgender women have won an appeal against a religious law banning Muslim men from wearing women's clothing. Appeals court judge Mohammad Yunus described the law as "degrading, oppressive and inhumane" which discriminated against people with gender issues. Gender issues and homosexuality remain taboo areas in Malaysia. The appellants' lawyer said the...

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Murder Plot Charge Dropped

5 years ago /
International News 

The Australian drummer of hard rock group Ac/Dc, Phil Rudd, has had a charge of attempting to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand. He will still face charges of drugs possession and making threats to kill. Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey said the u-turn by authorities, announced less than 24 hours after...

Mexico Cancels China Contract For High-Speed Train Line

5 years ago /
International News 

Mexico has abruptly cancelled a three point seven five billion dollars contract awarded on Monday for a Chinese-led consortium to build a high-speed passenger rail link. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he wanted to avoid "any doubts about the legitimacy and transparency" of the bidding process. Mexico has forged closer links with...

Gay Marriage Bans Upheld In Four States

5 years ago /
International News 

A U.S Appeal Court has upheld bans on gay marriage in four states, a ruling that increases the chances the supreme court will soon rule on the issue. Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the sixth circuit court of appeals wrote that definitions of marriage should not be changed by the courts. The 2-1...

President Obama Sent 'Secret Letter' To Iran's Supreme Leader

5 years ago /
International News 

U.S President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran’s supreme leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic state. The letter, reported by the wall street journal, urges ayatollah Ali Khamenei toward a nuclear agreement. The U.S chief stresses any co-operation on fighting I.S is contingent on...

 

FG Intensifies Campaign To Educate The Public On Health Insurance Scheme

5 years ago /
Health 

The federal government says it is intensifying campaigns to properly educate and sensitize the citizens on the national health insurance scheme to enable Nigerians benefits. The FCT coordinator of NHIS Obaro Ologbo who restated government position in Abuja on Thursday noted that the sensitization campaign is necessary to avail Nigerians, especially...