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Military Rule Is No Longer Acceptable In Africa - Nigerian Envoy

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Mr David Bala on Wednesday said the political crisis in that country was a proof that military rule was no longer acceptable in Africa. Bala stated this in an interview with newsmen on the side line of talks in Ouagadougou, the country's capital aimed at...

Nigerian Biker Ogbonnaya Kanu Sets World Record

5 years ago /
Arts and Culture 

Nigerian biker Ogbonnaya Kanu became the first man to ride from Nigeria to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent. Although it is not the first record achievement of Kanu, who last year rode to Europe and back in 36 days, The Newsrescue reports. Also referred to as Foto Dadi,...

Minister Urges States To Support Local Driven Policies

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

The Minister of Youth Development, Mr Boni Haruna, on Wednesday called on state governments to increase their local driven policies and programmes that would reduce the rate of unemployment in the country. Haruna gave the advice in Abuja during the youth rally organised by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, National...

Finance Ministry Sets Up Working Group To Address Military Pension Issues

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has set up a working group to harmonise positions on the payment of pensions to retired military personnel in the country. This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Mr Paul Nwabuikwu on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement said the...

Boko Haram: Financier Bags 10 Years Imprisonment

5 years ago /
Security 

Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a financier of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour. The Boko Haram financier was among four suspects tried in camera by the Department of State Security (DSS), before Justice Saliu Saidu The...

China’s Pollution Problem Killed 670,000 In 2012, Study Says

5 years ago /
Environment  International News 

A new study has revealed the staggering cost of China’s dependence on coal to power its economy: 670,000 deaths in one year alone. The study, by Tsinghua University associate professor Teng Fei, lays bare the extent of the country’s pollution problem that is the darkest side effect of the country’s rapid...

 

Scraping Fiscal Responsibility Commission Is A Misplaced Priority - Reps

5 years ago /

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance in Abuja on Wednesday urged the Federal Government not to scrap or merge the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) with a similar agency. The Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC-Kano), made the call when the committee visited the commission on oversight function. Jubrin said...

President Jonathan To Attend Ecowas Emergency Summit On Ebola

5 years ago /
Health 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will join other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra tomorrow for an Emergency Summit on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which continues to ravage Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The emergency summit which will also be attended by representatives of...

2015: Nigeria’s Year Of Political Reckoning – Cardinal Okogie

5 years ago /

A former Bishop of the Catholic church in Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, on Wednesday said the year 2015 was an important year for Nigeria politically, economically and morally. This is contained in a statement signed by Okogie and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to the statement,...

Inquest: T.B. Joshua Yet To Be Served Summons, Says Counsel

5 years ago /
Religion 

Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, on Wednesday said he was yet to be "personally served" the witness summons issued by the Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe. Joshua made this known through his counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, at the ongoing Coroner's Inquest into the...

First Lady Canvasses Elimination Of Harmful Widowhood Practices

5 years ago /
Oddities 

The First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, on Wednesday canvassed for the elimination of harmful widowhood practices in the country. The first lady made appeal in Abuja when she received a delegation of women from Kogi, led by the Governor's wife, Hajia Halima Wada, during a courtesy visit to the Presidential...

 

Lagos APC Governorship Primary Not A War - Hamzat

5 years ago /
Politics 

A gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, on Wednesday said that the race for the party’s governorship slot was a competition and not a war. Speaking with newsmen at a meet the press forum organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian...

You Can't Fine Motorists, Court Tells FRSC

5 years ago /
Transport  

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declared void the powers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to impose fines on motorists for traffic offences. Justice John Tsoho held that the FRSC could not turn itself into a court of law by punishing those who commit traffic offences. The News Agency...

Fashola Faults INEC Over Absence Of 1.5m Lagosians From Voters' Register

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday declared Nov.7 as work free day for public servants in the state to enable them to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). Fashola, in a state broadcast, said that, “Nov. 7 shall be a work free day in order to enable workers to...

 

Expert Urges Establishment Of Affordable Fertility Centres For Childless Couples

5 years ago /
Health 

A fertility expert, Dr Kingsley Onwuzurigbo, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to provide childless couples access to In vitro fertilisation (IVF) at affordable rates. Onwuzurigbo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that many couples desired to have children but could not access or afford the IVF treatment.  Wikipedia,...

 

Euro 2024 Host Decided A Year After 2024 Olympics Awarded

5 years ago /
Sports  

The host of the 2024 football European Championships will be decided the year after the award of the 2024 Olympic Games. According to dpa information on Wednesday, the European football governing body UEFA, will decide on the host of Euro 2024 in 2018, a year after the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

China Film Mogul Wang Zhongjun Buys Vincent Van Gogh Masterpiece For $62 million: Report

5 years ago /
Arts and Culture  Business and Economy  

One of China's richest men has bought a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece for nearly $62 million, reports said Wednesday, becoming the latest tycoon to make an eyebrow-raising art purchase. Wang Zhongjun, chairman of the high-powered Huayi Brothers film studio, bought van Gogh's 1890 painting "Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies"...

 

Gold, Diamonds Fueling Conflict In Central African Republic - UN Panel

5 years ago /
International News 

U.N. panel of experts has established that gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African Republic (CAR). The panel, in a report submitted on Wednesday to the UN in New York, advised that the UN peacekeepers should monitor mining sites to clamp down on illicit trade. They...

 

Miners Association Wants FG To Revive Solid Minerals Buying Centre In S/East

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Chairman of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr Monday Okoro, has appealed to the Federal Government to revive the solid minerals buying centre in the South-East geo-political zone. Okoro told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that re-vitalisation of the centre...

 

Delisting Of Companies Will Not Affect Workers - NLC

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday said the decision of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to delist 49,000 companies over failure to file returns would not in any way affect workers. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr Peter Ozo-Ezon, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of...