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APC Fixes National Convention For December 2

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to hold its national convention on December 2, to elect its presidential candidate. The timetable for election signed by the national organizing secretary and the national publicity secretary of the party, Osita Izunaso and Lai Mohammed  respectively, shows that  the sale of expression of...

Ex-Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah To Be At Presidential Inquiry On World Cup

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to join leading members of the Ghana Football Association on Tuesday to give evidence to the presidential commission of inquiry into the Black Stars’ 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil. Appiah, who was relieved of his duties last week, is reported to have...

BBOG Group Donates Foodstuff, Clothing To 3 Displaced Persons’ Camps

4 years ago /
Nation 

As part of its activities to commemorate Day 160 after 219 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect, the #BringBackOurGirls group visited three camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) situated at Karu village in Nasarawa State. The three camps, which have about 700 IDPs, are being run by Stephano,...

Another 10 Of Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender

4 years ago /
Security 

As the news of the killing of their leader in Konduga begin to spread among Boko Haram insurgents, more of the terrorists believing their planned attack on Maiduguri would no longer be feasible, have continued to surrender to Nigerian soldiers. On Sunday night another set of terrorists surrendered to troops in...

Spanish Missionary With Ebola Arrives In Madrid For Treatment In Isolation Chamber

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

Spanish missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo lands on home soil after being struck down with Ebola while helping victims in Sierra Leone. The priest, a medical director of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, was infected with the deadly disease as he tended to victims in the Western city of...

President Jonathan Leaves For UNGA, To Meet Obama And Others

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan left Abuja on Sunday for New York to attend the 69th session of the United Nations general assembly. The President who will stop over in London for a brief private visit will address the United Nations security council high level session on threats to international peace and security...

2015: Human Right Activist File Court Case To Stop Jonathan

4 years ago /
Politics 

Two human rights activist have sued President Goodluck Jonathan, demanding the court declare him unqualified to run in next year’s general elections. Joined as co-defendants are Vice President Namadi Sambo, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The suit was filed Friday at the Federal High Court...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 115

4 years ago /
Nation 

The number of deaths in Synagogue's church hostel collapse has risen to 115, including 84 South Africans and at least 7 Nigerians, officials say. The worshippers were attending a gathering by evangelist TB Joshua when a building collapsed in Lagos 10 days ago. Meanwhile, 25 survivors have returned to South Africa, where...

Gunmen Attack Police Station In Kogi State

4 years ago /
Security 

The Police Command in Kogi on Monday confirmed that gunmen attacked a police station at Adogo, the headquarters of Ajaokuta Local Government, on Sunday night. The command’s Public Relations officer, ASP Elvis Aguebor, confirmed the attack in a statement in Lokoja. Aguebor said that the attackers came into Adogo to attack the...

Rockefellers To Switch Investments To 'Clean Energy'

4 years ago /
International News 

Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50 billion (£31 billion) in fossil fuel assets. The...

Apple Sells Record 10 Million New iPhones In First Three Days

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend...

Lagos Schools To Resume October 8 - Fashola

4 years ago /
Education 

The NUT and other bodies and individuals who were against the September 22nd resumption date of primary and secondary schools in Lagos have succeeded as the Lagos state government have approved a new resumption date. Schools will now resume October 8th. Governor Babatunde Fashola approved the new resumption date at a...

I Won’t Appear Before Medical Panel - Suntai

4 years ago /
Politics 

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has said that he will not appear before the recently constituted medical panel set up by the state House of Assembly to determine his state of health. Mr. Josiah Sabo Kente, the speaker had set up a 5-man medical team to investigate the “true state...

Syrian Jets Bomb Rebels Near Lebanon's Arsal

4 years ago /
International News 

Syrian war planes have bombed several targets near the Lebanese border town of Arsal where hundreds of Syrian rebels are holed up. Syrian activists told Al Jazeera that several people were killed and wounded in Monday's air strikes on the mountainous area. Lebanon's National News Agency said that six Syrian jets attacked...

New ISIS Recording Urges Muslims to Kill Civilians in US-Led Coalition Countries

4 years ago /
International News 

A 42-minute audio recording by an ISIS spokesman was released on social media Sunday, in which the group calls on Muslims to kill civilians in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS, U.S.-led coalition. "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian,...

E-Payment Channel Transfers Grosses N10.85trn In 2013 – CBN

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said electronic payment channels so far are recording enormous growth with total transfers on the platform grossing N10.85 trillion in 2013. Electronic payments channels according to the CBN have been broadened with several options as online web payments, electronic funds transfer, various forms of...

Nasa’s Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars After Year-Long, 442 million-Mile Journey

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. 'This is such an incredible night,' said John Grunsfeld, Nasa's chief for science missions. Now the real...

Globacom Regains Second Position In Nigeria’s Telecom Market

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. and his companies, Glo Mobile and Glo 1 clinched all the major awards at the 10th edition of the annual Nigerian Telecom Awards held in Lagos on Saturday night. Adenuga bagged the 'Telecom Investor of the Decade' award while his companies, Glo Mobile and Glo...

FIFA ExCo Member: 2022 World Cup Will Not Be Held In Qatar

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, the Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger predicted on Monday. “I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar,” the German told Sport...

Ukraine Crisis: Military To Pull Back Artillery In The East

4 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says. The two sides agreed on Saturday to set up a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine, more than a fortnight after a ceasefire came into force. Although the truce is still in place, clashes have...