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First Lady Inaugurates Women For Change Initiative In Kwara

5 years ago /
Nation 

The First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, on Thursday reaffirmed her determination to uplift the standards of Women in the country. She stated this at the Palace of the Emir of llorin, Alhaji lbrahim Sulu-Gambari, during a courtesy call. The first lady, who was at the palace on arrival in llorin, expressed dissatisfaction with the standards of...

 

Striking Teachers Lock Out Council Chairman, Secretary

5 years ago /
Education 

Members of the Akwanga Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Nasarawa State on Thursday  locked up the offices of the  chairman and secretary of the Akwanga Local Government Council. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the teachers staged a protest over non-release of their bio-data capturing...

MAN Tasks Govt On Poor Infrastructure

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ogun Chapter, on Thursday called on the Ogun government to urgently look into the infrastructural decay in the state. The immediate-past Chairman of Ogun MAN, Dr Babatunde Ogutuga, made the call at the association’s 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ota. "We are calling on the state...

 

Pakistan PM Vows Justice After Mobs Kills Christian Couple Over 'Blasphemy'

5 years ago /
International News 

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif weighed in on the brutal mob murder Tuesday of a young Christian couple accused of blasphemy, calling it a “public lynching” and saying the law should pursue and punish those responsible. Local Muslim clerics have been arrested along with nearly 50 other people, according to The New York Times. Charges...

 

French Police Interrogate 3 Over Game Of Drones On Nuclear Sites

5 years ago /
International News 

French police on Thursday said they were questioning three people caught with two drones outside a nuclear power plant in the central Cher region. However, the police added that the trios were not believed to be behind other drones spotted over several other nuclear facilities recently. The two men and a woman,...

 

Pakistani Policeman Kills Inmate With Axe For Alleged Blasphemy

5 years ago /
International News 

A Pakistani policeman killed a man in custody after the inmate allegedly made blasphemous comments, officials said on Thursday, days after a Christian couple accused of the same crime was killed. Tufail Haidar was arrested in Gujrat, a city in Punjab, for making derogatory remarks about the companions of Prophet Mohammed. He...

 

4 Arraigned In Court For Allegedly Destroying Plantain Suckers Worth N500,000

5 years ago /
Security 

Four persons were arraigned in an Akure Magistrates' Court on Thursday for alleged conspiracy, breach of peace and destruction of plantain suckers worth N500,000. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused persons include two men - Daniel Oni, 75; Onifade Dayo, 45, and two women - Rabiatu Adeniyi,...

 

Man, 28, Bags 3 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

5 years ago /
Security 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Israel Okoro, to three months’ imprisonment for trafficking in 400 grammes of Indian hemp. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Okoro, who pleaded guilty to the offence. The judge convicted and sentenced the accused after reviewing the facts of the case provided by...

Economy: Asiodu Urges Governments To Look Beyond Oil

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Chief Philip Asiodu, a former Chief Economic Adviser to then President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday urged all levels of government to exploit the natural resources around them to improve on the nation's economy. Asiodu, who was also the Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the Transitional Council of 1992-1993, told...

ABU VC Decries Dearth Of Textbooks

5 years ago /
Education 

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Thursday identified dearth of textbooks as one of the greatest setbacks to enhanced university system in Nigeria. He spoke in Zaria at the inauguration of "Umar Muhammad Makarfi Building" and presentation of "Fresh Undergraduate Mathematics Textbooks" written by ABU lecturers. Mustapha...

 

2015 Presidency: DPP Considers Alliance With PDP Or APC - Official

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) says it will form alliance with any of the two political parties, PDP or APC, that presents the best presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections. Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, Acting National Secretary, DPP, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday...

Jonathan Inaugurates Power Sector Apprenticeship Scheme

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated the National Power Apprenticeship Scheme (NAPSAS), urging participants in the scheme to maximise the opportunities it presents. Jonathan was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim. He said the scheme was a vital aspect...

Lagos NYSC Coordinator Urges Nigerians To Embrace Online Registration

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday urged Nigerians to embrace the newly-introduced online registration process for corps members. Adeyemi made the plea while chatting with newsmen on the sidelines of the swearing-in of 2,278 corps members for the 2014 Batch 'B' stream 11 at...

 

Court Remands Woman, 33, In Prison For Drug Trafficking

5 years ago /
Security 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons a 33-year-old woman, Hope Umuraero, charged with attempting to export 1.4 kg of hemp to Dubai. Umuraero, who is being prosecuted by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking, pleaded guilty to the charge. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke...

 

INEC Postpones Issuance Of PVCs In Kaduna State

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the suspension of the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards earlier scheduled to begin on Friday in Kaduna State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal, announced the postponement at a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday in Kaduna. Represented by the Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf...

Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Is Revealed

5 years ago /
International News 

The man known so far as "The Shooter" is reportedly a veteran SEAL who lost some military benefits despite his role in the raid. The former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden has been identified for the first time as Rob O'Neill. The revelation in the Mail Online came...

Arsenal Star Alexis Sanchez Crowned PFA Fan Player Of The Month For October

5 years ago /
Sports  

The chilean bagged three goals las mont and has taken his form into November, scoring twice against Burnley and then again in the draw against Anderlecht. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has been named the PFA Fan Player of the Month for October. The Chilean notched three goals last month and has deservedly been recognised...

Applications For US Jobless Aid Fall To 278,000

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market should continue to improve. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 2,250 to 279,000, the lowest level in more than 14 years. Applications...

NDDC Takes Free Healthcare To Oil Communities

5 years ago /
Health 

Several oil-producing communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local government Area of Rivers State have benefitted from a seven-day free medical programme organized by the Niger Delta Development Commission, in conjunction with Global Hands Medical Foundation. The free medical service takes place at the Maternity and Child Health Centre in Ogbe Ukwu, ndoni and...

Osoba, Ogun Deputy Gov, Others Dump APC

5 years ago /

A former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and the Deputy Governor, Segun Adesegun, have defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Social Democratic Party. A reliable source, who made this known on Wednesday, also said that   the three APC senators from the state and six members of House...