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Burkina Faso's Isaac Zida Dismisses African Union Intervention

5 years ago /
International News 

Burkina Faso's interim leader has dismissed the African Union two-week deadline to hand power to civilians. Leader of the coup, lieutenant colonel Isaac Zida told reporters they are not afraid of sanction, as they are much more about stability. After talks with opposition parties and civil society, the military says they have...

 

Explosion Rocks Bauchi, Many Feared Dead

5 years ago /
Security 

A deadly explosion has ripped through the First Bank Area of Azare, a major town in Bauchi state, residents are reporting. Although details of the incident are still sketchy, several people are feared dead. The explosion is said to have gone off close to the First Bank’s Automated Teller Machine Gallery in...

Abia Warriors Says They May Not Honour Their Macth Against Gombe United

5 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria club side Abia warriors says they may not honour their end of the season week 38 Glo premier league encounter against Gombe united scheduled for this weekend due to insecurity in Gombe state. Speaking on the security situation in Gombe, the warrior’s secretary, Oliver Odife said the club is under...

Syria Muslim Brotherhood Appoints New Leader

5 years ago /
International News 

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood, one of President Bashar al-Assad's political adversaries in exile, has appointed a 70-year-old British-educated ophthalmologist as its new leader. The Brotherhood's council elected Mohammad Hekmat Walid for a four-year term in a vote Thursday in Istanbul, where the Syrian opposition in exile is based, a statement said. Walid, who...

West Ham's Sam Allardyce And Diafra Sakho Pick Up October Awards

5 years ago /
Sports  

West Ham duo Sam Allardyce and Diafra Sakho have won the Premier League Manager and Player of the Month awards for October. Allardyce led the Irons to three wins during the month, over QPR, Burnley and Manchester City and has taken them to fifth in the table, level on points with...

 

PenOp To Deploy Uniform Electronic Pension Collection System Jan. 1

5 years ago /
Nation 

Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) says it will begin the deployment of an Electronic Pension Contribution Collection System (EPCCOS) on Jan. 1. Mr Bayo Yusuf, Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Pension Custodians, said this at a 2-day 2014 PenOp Media Partners Retreat on Friday in Lagos. Yusuf,...

Ajaokuta Steel Company Key To Nigeria’s Economic Development - Miners' Association

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The President, Miners Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Sani Shehu, on Friday in Abuja said that Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill was critical to the nation’s economic and technological development. Shehu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that no nation developed both economically and technologically without iron and steel development. He said that...

 

Health Experts Say Diseases Of Digestive System On Increase

5 years ago /
Nation 

Some health experts on Friday said that gastroenteritis had become one of the most common digestive tract diseases in Nigeria. They made the observation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, says:  "Gastroenteritis is a medical condition characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that...

 

Lawyer, 38, Docked For Killing Man's Fowl, Breaking 19 Eggs

5 years ago /
Security 

A 38-year-old lawyer, Hajiya Hamamatu Manu, was on Friday charged in a Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT, Abuja, for allegedly killing a man's fowl and breaking 19 of its eggs. Manu, who resides at Apo resettlement, Abuja, is charged for mischief. The prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Edet, told the court that...

COSON Joins The World To Honour Copyright Guru In Harare

5 years ago /
Nation 

Mr Tony Okoroji, Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has joined the rest of the world to celebrate copyrights and related rights expert, Dr. Ulrich Uchtenhagen in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is contained in a statement by COSON’s head of news media, May Uket, in Abuja on Friday. It would be recalled that...

PVCs Distrbution: Fashola Expresses Disappointment At Postponement In 9 LGAs

5 years ago /
Politics 

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday said he was disappointed at the postponement of distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in nine local government areas of the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Thursday said that it would no longer distribute PVCs in nine of the 20...

Ondo State Govt. Promises To Tackle Unemployment Through Sustainable Agriculture

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has pledged to tackle unemployment through sustainable agriculture that will boost food production. Mimiko said this on Friday at a seminar organised by Agricultural Input Supply Agency (AISA), in conjunction with Harvest Field Limited, for farmers in the state. The governor, who was represented by his...

 

85 PDP Aspirants Jostle For 24 State Assembly Seats In Enugu

5 years ago /
Politics 

No fewer than 85 PDP aspirants have been screened to contest the 24 seats at the Enugu StateHouse of Assembly in 2015. The Chairman of the Screening Committee and former Minister of Sports, Mr Bala Kaoje, disclosed this in Enugu while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the screening on Friday. Kaoje,...

 

Rtd. Air Vice Marshal Terry Okorodudu Warns Against Incumbency, Money Factor In Politics

5 years ago /
Politics 

Rtd. Air Vice Marshal Terry Okorodudu, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for Delta South Senatorial District, has warned against subverting the democratic process through incumbency or money factors. He gave the warning while addressing newsmen at the PDP national headquarters while submitting his nomination forms for the 2015 election on...

Plane Crashes Into Water Buffalo On Take-Off

5 years ago /
International News 

Dozens of passengers have had a miraculous escape after their plane hit a water buffalo moments before take-off in India. As the Boeing 737 picked up speed on the runway, it ran over the stray animal, causing extensive damage to the aircraft's engine. No one was injured in Thursday's collision. The engine...

Private Schools Ignore Permanent Voter Cards Work Free Day Directive In Rivers

5 years ago /
Nation 

Private schools in Port Harcourt on Friday defied the work-free day declared by the Rivers Government for residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from INEC.   Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers had declared the work-free day for the smooth conduct of the exercise. A check by the News Agency of...

24 Ships Laden With Containerised Goods To Arrive Lagos

5 years ago /
Nation 

Twenty four ships laden with containerised goods are expected to arrive the Lagos Ports between Nov. 7 and Nov. 27, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday in Lagos. NPA, in its daily publication - `Shipping Position’ – made available to newsmen, said that two ships would arrive with used vehicles, seven...

Two Arraigned For N1m Land Scam

5 years ago /
Security 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Thursday November 6, 2014, arraigned the duo of Alhaji Suraj A.S Mai Bargo and Alhaji Tijjani Iliyasu Hudu alongside S.A.S General Enterprises Nigeria Limited before Justice Faruk Lawal of Kano State High Court on a 2-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining...

Boko Haram Insurgency: Internally Displaced Persons on The Rise In Adamawa

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Incessant attacks on innocent citizens by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect is on the rise despite on-going negotiations with the insurgents by the Nigerian government. Following the fall of Mubi, the second largest town in Adamawa state, the situation has created a pathetic scenario as the number of the...