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AFCON Qualifiers: CAF Names Egyptian Officials For Congo/Nigeria Clash

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Egypt’s Ghead Grisha as centre referee for next Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between Nigeria and Congo Brazzaville. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Congo Brazzaville is hosting the crucial AFCON qualifier in Pointe Noire on Nov....

Ex-Plateau Speaker, Lalong, Picks APC Governorship Form

4 years ago /
Politics 

Mr Simon Lalong, the former Plateau House of Assembly Speaker, on Monday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form for 2015 governorship poll. Lalong, who paid N5.5 million for the nomination and express of interest forms at the party’s headquarters in Jos, said there was need for "urgent change’’ in...

IGP Inaugurates Committee On Prevention Of Communal Clashes

4 years ago /
Security 

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr  Suleiman Abba on Monday in Abuja inaugurated the Police Committee on the Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu. It said that the committee...

Obasanjo Tasks Nigerian Youths On Leadership

4 years ago /
Nation 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday in Abeokuta urged Nigerian youths to be God-fearing and to develop good characters and values to enable them succeed as future leaders. Obasanjo made the appeal at the First Green Legacy Moments With Chief Olusegun Obasanjo On Leadership and Human Security In Africa. The programme was...

NUJ Demands Press Freedom For Journalists

4 years ago /
Nation 

Mr Mohammed Garba, the President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday said the society must ensure press freedom and protection for journalists in its pursuit of social justice for the citizens. Garba made the appeal in Abuja during the commemoration of the International Day to end impunity against Journalists, organised...

2015 Presidential Race: PDP Opens Floor For All Interested Aspirants

4 years ago /
Politics 

The PDP on Monday called on aspirants interested in contesting the 2015 presidential election to come forward to the party`s national secretariat to pick the nomination and expression of interest forms. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary in Abuja. "All aspirants who...

 

FG Achieves 40.9% Reduction In Under 5 Mortality Rate In 2 Years - Health Minister

4 years ago /
Health 

The Federal Government has achieved 40.9 per cent reduction in the under five mortality rate in the country between  2011 and 2013. The Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Al-Hassan, disclosed this while presenting the ministry’s score card in the last four years at a four-day Public Affairs Forum on Monday in...

Tambuwal: APC Lawmakers Hold Meeting With Party's Executives

4 years ago /
Politics 

More than 80 lawmakers were at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat on Monday for a consultative session with party executives. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the more than 80 lawmakers, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, had a closed door meeting with...

Currently No Ebola Cases In Mali, 39 Contacts Sought For Checks - WHO

4 years ago /
International News 

Thirty-nine people who traveled on buses with a toddler who died from Ebola in Mali are still being sought for checks, although the country is believed to be free of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A WHO spokeswoman said 108 contacts were being followed up, including 33...

AFDB Committed To Building Capacity In Member Countries – Official

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Mr Ebrima Faal, Director, Office of the First Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB), has said the bank will continue to build the technical capacity of  its member countries. Faal said this on Monday in Abuja at the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Foundational training organised by AfDB for stakeholders. He said many...

92% Of Registered Farmers Now Access Subsidised Seeds, Fertilisers - Akinwumi Adesina

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, said 92 per cent of the more than 11million registered farmers have access to improved seeds and fertiliser. Adesina made this known in Abuja at the ongoing four-day Public Affairs Forum with the theme “The Jonathan Administration: Four Impactful...

N15m Fraud: Ex-Oceanic Bank Manager Remanded In EFCC Custody

4 years ago /
Security 

An Ikeja High Court on Monday remanded a former Oceanic Bank manager, Efe Egube, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N15 million fraud. Justice Olutoyin Ipaye remanded the 39-year-old defendant in the custody of the anti-graft agency after his arraignment alongside his company,...

Katsina Immigration Command Arrests 11 Over Human Trafficking

4 years ago /
Security 

The Katsina State Immigration Command says it has arrested 10 suspected victims of human trafficking and the trafficker at the Kongolam border in the state. The Comptroller of Immigration in the state, Mr Emmanuel Ogbumuo, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Katsina while briefing newsmen. Ogbumuo said that the victims were arrested...

Atiku Condemns Insurgents’ Activities In Mubi

4 years ago /
Security 

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday in Abuja condemned the nefarious activities of insurgents suspected to be Boko Haram in Mubi, Adamawa, few days ago. Atiku, who made the condemnation at a news conference, wondered how a few insurgents were able to take over a town with a population of more...

IS Group Executes At Least 36 More Tribesmen In Iraq

4 years ago /
International News 

The Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 36 more people in its execution campaign targeting a tribe that fought against it, an Iraqi tribal leader and an officer said Monday. The militants "executed 36 people, including four women and three children" on Sunday in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, Albu...

Bach Hails UN Resolution As 'Historic Milestone'

4 years ago /
Sports  

IOC President Thomas Bach hailed a United Nations resolution on sports and politics Monday as a "historic milestone" that rejects the idea of political boycotts of the Olympics. Bach welcomed the resolution adopted by consensus by the U.N. General Assembly that "supports the independence and autonomy of sport as well as...

Virgin Galactic Crash: Company Defends Safety Record

4 years ago /
International News 

Virgin galactic insists safety has always been central to its operations, following the crash of its experimental spacecraft in the U.S. on Friday. The company said principle "has guided every decision made over the past decade. Space shiptwo broke up in mid-air during a test flight in California’s Mojave desert, killing one...

Novak Djokovic Sweeps Past Milos Raonic To Win Paris Masters

4 years ago /
Sports  

Novak Djokovic eased to his sixth title of 2014 with a comfortable win over Milos Raonic in the final of the Paris masters on Sunday. The Serb, prevailed 6-2 6-3 in one hour and 23 minutes to become the only player to have successfully defended the Paris masters title. The victory increased...

Right-To-Die Advocate Brittany Maynard Ends Life

4 years ago /
International News 

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient whose viral YouTube video reignited the debate on assisted-suicide, ended her life on Saturday. Maynard and her husband moved from California to Oregon, where assisted-suicide has been legal since 1997. Oregon's death with dignity act allows terminally ill residents to obtain lethal prescriptions from doctors. Since...

Rurik Jutting Remanded In Custody Over Hong Kong Murders

4 years ago /
International News 

A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong has been remanded in custody. Rurik jutting was arrested after police found the victims in his apartment in the wan chai area early on Saturday. One of the bodies was in a suitcase on his balcony. The women, who have...