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Breaking: President Jonathan Confirms Suleiman Abba As Substantive IGP

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Jonathan confirms Suleiman Abba, today as substantive Inspector General of Police, at the council of states meeting says Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati Tuesday. President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, July 31, had named Suleiman Abba, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, as the acting Inspector-General of Police. AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector General...

Ford Calls Back More Than 202,000 Vehicles In Five N. American Recalls

4 years ago /
International News 

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it was calling back 202,241 vehicles in five North American recalls covering several issues, including an incorrect repair in a previous recall. The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it was aware of one accident in the case of the improperly repaired vehicles, but no injuries...

Rolls-Royce To Cut 2,600 Jobs

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Engineering group Rolls-Royce has said it is planning to cut 2,600 jobs over the next 18 months. It said most of the jobs would go in its aerospace division, with most of the posts being shed in 2015. Last month, Rolls warned that its underlying revenues for 2014 would be 3.5-to-4% lower...

 

Fresh Ebola Outbreak In Sierra Leone Raises Fears Of New Infection Chain

4 years ago /
Health 

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in a part of Sierra Leone where the virus was thought to have been contained has raised fears of a new, uncontrolled infection chain that could send the death toll soaring. A Red Cross ambulance team was sent to the remote district of Koinadugu, which had...

President Jonathan, Be Careful Not To Use The Military Like Abacha - Governor Amaechi

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state was guest on AIT’s Focus Nigeria with Gbenga Aruleba Tuesday where he spoke on various issues in an exclusive interview ranging from his achievements to the issues between him and President Jonathan. The governor who just celebrated his seventh year in office said that the rally...

 

Ukraine's Rebel Leader Is Sworn In, Crisis Deepens

4 years ago /
International News 

A pro-Russian separatist leader was sworn in on Tuesday as the head of a self-proclaimed 'people's republic' in eastern Ukraine in a ceremony that worsened a standoff with Russia. Alexander Zakharchenko, who was elected in a rogue vote on Sunday that was denounced as a "farce" by Kiev and illegitimate by...

NIMC Presents Former President, Obasanjo His e-National ID Card

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) yesterday issued the electronic National Identity Card to former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  The presentation was done by the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Chris Onyemenam, at the Hilltop Mansion of the former president on Monday, in Abeokuta. The Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo while receiving...

Former Mexico Mayor And Wife Detained In Conection To The Sept 26 Attacks

4 years ago /
International News 

Federal police early Tuesday detained the former mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students that left six dead and 43 still missing. Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, were...

CAF Gives Morocco Saturday Ultimatum

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has given Morocco until Saturday, November 8, to decide whether or not they will host the 2015 Africa cup of nations.  After a meeting with the Moroccan football association on Monday, the CAF delegation led by president Isa Hayatou, affirmed that the competition would go...

Breaking News: Gunmen Attack Gombe Police Station

4 years ago /
Nation 

Dozens of Boko Haram gunmen have attacked the police station in Nafada Local Government in Gombe, looting its weaponry before burning down the station.The attack took place few minutes after 2pm, According to a witness who spoke with TheCable on phone, the gunmen operated without resistance because the policemen on duty fled for...

Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested

4 years ago /
International News 

One of the founders of popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos, police said Tuesday. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was detained Monday by Thai immigration police at a checkpoint in Thailand's Nong...

IGP Commissions Close Protection Unit For Judicial Officers And Judges.

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni has commissioned the first batch of the Close Protection Unit for Judicial Officers and Judges trained by operatives of the Royal Military Police of the British Army. The IGP in his address admonished the graduands to employ professionalism, discipline...

Christian Couple Beaten To Death For 'Desecrating Quran' - Police

4 years ago /
International News 

An enraged mob beat a Christian couple to death and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran, police said. The incident took place at the town of Kot Radha Kishan, some 60 kilometres southwest of Lahore, and...

APC Governors, Buhari, Tambuwal Boycott Council Of State Meeting

4 years ago /
Nation 

According to reports gathered from Punch, all state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday boycotted a meeting of the Council of State convened by President Goodluck Jonathan. None of them was also represented. As of the time the meeting started at 11.30am inside the Council Chamber...

NAICOM Pledges To Invest More Funds In Schools' Projects In 2015

4 years ago /
Education 

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on Tuesday promised to invest more funds in other projects to be embarked upon by the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in 2015.  Mr Bashir Birni-Gwari, the Chairman, Finance and Appropriation of the commission, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in...

2015 Election: PDP Sets Up Committee On Reps Demand For Automatic Ticket

4 years ago /
Politics 

The national leadership of the PDP has constituted a committee to look at issues of automatic ticket sought by members of the House of Representatives and other pending matters. This was part of decisions reached at a meeting between the PDP leadership and members of the house in Abuja. The meeting was...

Israel Reopens Gaza Border Crossings

4 years ago /
International News 

Israel has reopened two border crossings into the Gaza Strip, a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said on Tuesday. According to the spokeswoman, the decision is expected to bring some relief to the 1.8 million people living in Gaza who had been sealed off from the outside world as a result of...

 

PDP House of Assembly Aspirant Promises To Revive LG System In Bauchi State

4 years ago /
Politics 

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Haruna Aliyu, has promised to sponsor a bill to strengthen the local government system, if elected in 2015. Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Dutse that one of his priorities would be education...

 

APC Sokoto Senatorial Aspirant Promises Qualitative Representation, Jobs For Constituents

4 years ago /
Politics 

Dr Jabbi Kilgori, All Progressives Congress senatorial aspirant in Sokoto State, on Tuesday promised to provide  qualitative representation and job opportunities for his constituents, if elected in 2015. Kilgori told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that he planned to introduce legislations that would address the yearning and aspiration...

 

Hajj 2014: NAHCON Completes Airlift Of Nigerian Pilgrims

4 years ago /
Religion 

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday that it has completed the airlift of this year’s Nigerian pilgrims back to the country. The commission said this in a statement signed by its Head, Media, Malam Uba Mana, and e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The...