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Breaking News: Explosion Hits Gombe

4 years ago /
Security 

An explosion has hit the popular Gombe Line Transport Services Limited Friday morning during the rush hour has killed many people. The bomb was said to heva been placed in a bus having many passengers inside. Reports of the incident are still sketchy but eyewitnesses say that many injured victims were rushed...

President Goodluck Jonathan Picks PDP Presidential Nomination Form

4 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday picked the PDP presidential nomination form at the party's national secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Zone 5, Wuse Abuja. It was announced yesterday that the President would pick the nomination form today after receiving a donation of over N100 million from party supporters and well wishers....

Hopes Of Finding Survivors Of The Sri Lanka Landslide Fade

4 years ago /
International News 

Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in south-central Sri Lanka had run out by first light on Thursday though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to more than 100 from 300 the previous night. The landslide, which stretched 3 km engulfed the tea-plantation...

Secular Party Defeats Islamists In Tunisia's Election

4 years ago /
International News 

Tunisia, one of the most secular Arab countries, has been hailed as an example of political compromise after overcoming a crisis between secular and Islamist movements and approving a new constitution this year that allowed the elections. Results released by Tunisia’s electoral authorities early on Thursday showed the country's main secular...

Ebola: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

Liberia may be seeing a decline in the rate of transmission of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. WHO’s Bruce Aylward said there had been 13,703 cases in eight countries...

Protesters Storm Burkina Faso's Parliament Building

4 years ago /
International News 

Burkina Faso state television went off the air after protesters angry at plans to allow president Blaise Compaore extend his 27 years rule stormed the building. The protesters earlier set fire to the parliament building. The thousands of protesters matched on Burkina Faso’s presidential palace on Thursday after burning the parliament...

Nigeria Up In Global Doing Business Ranking

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, made further improvement in the World Bank ease of doing business global ranking which has seen the country move up five places in the last one year. The World Bank analysis showed it is getting better to do business in emerging markets, as Nigeria jumped to 170...

Flaring Slumps As Investment In Domestic Gas Hits $18 Billion

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The benefits of  the over $18 billion investment in Nigeria’s gas sector in the last six years are beginning to manifest in the significant reduction of gas flaring, while improvement in power supply is expected to follow shortly stakeholders say. The bulk of this investment went into infrastructural development which will...

Suspected Cultists Kill 2 Persons In Separate Attacks In Bayelsa

4 years ago /
Security 

Suspected cultists have killed two persons in separate attacks that occurred on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa. Confirming the incident on Wednesday to newsmen, Mr Alex Akhigbe, Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Police Command, said his men were working to unravel the mystery behind the killing. “I am out of...

 

China Rising: Xiaomi Becomes World's Third Biggest Smartphone Manufacturer

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has leapfrogged Lenovo and LG to become the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world behind Samsung and Apple. Xiaomi is commonly described as “China’s Apple” and founder Lei Jun as “the Chinese Steve Jobs”, yet the company is only four years old and did not release its own...

German Motorway Shooter Jailed For 10 Years

4 years ago /
International News 

A German lorry driver who carried out more than 700 shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for 10 and a half years. Over a five-year period, the man fired bullets at passing vehicles and roadside buildings. One woman was seriously injured after being hit in the neck by a ricochet. The...

Governor Uduaghan Submits Form For Delta Senatorial Seat

4 years ago /
Politics 

Uduaghan, who obtained the form on October 17 courtesy of some of his political associates at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja, expressed appreciation to all PDP faithful and Deltans for their love and support. He said, “History is in the making and I have to heed the calls...

NSCDC Records 939 Cases In 9 Months In Jigawa

4 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa on Thursday said it recorded 939 cases in the state during the first nine months of  2014. The NSCDC commandant in the state, Mr Muhammad Gidado, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  that the  cases involved criminal assault, intimidation, defamation...

 

NDE Trains, Empowers 1,940 Youths In Niger

4 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

Mr Abdullahi Mohammed, Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Niger, on Thursday said the agency has trained and empowered more than 1, 940 youths in the state. Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the youths were trained and empowered in different skills to make them self reliant. He...

 

Israeli Police Shoot Dead Palestinian Suspected Of Shooting Jewish Activist

4 years ago /
International News 

An Israeli policeman said the country's counter-terrorism unit early on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian, suspected of having attempted to assassinate a leading far-right Jewish activist. Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in Tel Avive, that the unit surrounded the suspect's house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tur and opened fire...

 

We Spent N2.5m To Rehabilitate Vandalised Electrical Installations - Katsina Local council

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Musawa Local Government Council in Katsina State on Thursday said that it spent N2.5 million to rehabilitate vandalised electrical installations in the area. The Council Chairman, Alhaji Tanimu Kira, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Musawa that the money was spent by a committee established by the council...

Boko Haram: Ndume Hails Senate For Wooing Support For IDPs

4 years ago /
Nation 

Sen. Ali Ndume (PDP-Borno) has commended the Senate for passing a resolution urging the Federal Government to involve the United Nations in providing relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East. Ndume gave the commendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. “I thought we...

2015: Insist On 50 Per Cent Of Slots, Odumakin Tells Female Politicians

4 years ago /

Female activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Wednesday urged Nigerian women to demand for 50 per cent of slots for political offices in their political parties ahead of the 2015 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Odumakin, the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative, an NGO, spoke...

2015 Election: Taraba Governorship Aspirant Promises To Boost Electricity Supply

4 years ago /
Politics 

A governorship aspirant in Taraba, Mr Musa Jen, has promised to utilise the Gembu Electricity Dam to boost electricity generation in the state if he becomes governor of the state in 2015. He made the promise on Wednesday in Abuja while addressing newsmen after picking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination...

Defection: PDP Chieftain Commends Mimiko

4 years ago /
Politics 

Mr Michael Adeyeye, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, on Thursday hailed Gov. Olusegun Mimiko for retracing his steps back to the party. Mimiko who won a second term of office on the platform of Labour Party, recently defected to the PDP with the members of...