News - AIT

President Jonathan Celebrates Bishop Oyedepo At 60

4 years ago /
Religion 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has extolled Bishop David Oyedepo’s massive accomplishments as a devoted servant of God and his immense contributions to the education of Nigerian children.In a letter written to congratulate the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide on his 60th birthday anniversary, tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014,...

Mutiny: Nigerians Ask For Reversal Of Death Sentence

4 years ago /
Nation 

More Nigerians are pleading with the nation’s military authorities to reverse the death sentence passed on twelve soldiers for mutiny. Those who spoke with AIT in Abuja say though the offence of the soldiers constitute a major threat to the operations of the Nigerian military, a thorough investigation into the issues...

FG To Begin Implementation Of 33.4% Pension Increase From October 2014

4 years ago /
Nation 

The presidential technical committee on pensions has resolved to begin the implementation of the 33.4% pension increase with effect from October 2014. Chairman of the committee, Anyim Pius Anyim, who is also the secretary to the government of the federation said this at the end of its meeting in Abuja on...

Families Of Dead South Africans In SCOAN Building Collapse To Sue TB Joshua

4 years ago /
Nation 

Two south Africans who lost relatives in the recent collapse of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations(SCOAN) have said that they intend to sue evangelist TB Joshua. The two who are both men are calling on other families that lost a relation in thye building collapse to come so as a...

 

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Villages, Kills Pastor, 19 Others

4 years ago /
Security 

Members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, on Wednesday attacked Shaffa and Shindiffu villages of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, killing a pastor, a teacher and 19 others. Residents of the affected communities, identified the murdered pastor as Eliud Mshelizza of the Living Faith Church, and a teacher...

$9.3m Arms Scandal: PDP House Members Received $50000 Bribe To Kill Motion - APC Members

4 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives is still split over the inability to discuss the $9.3 million confiscated by the South African authorities from two Nigerians and an Israeli who flew into that country in a private jet. With allegations that members of the People’s Democratic Party in the house were bribed to...

Gov. Oshiomhole Presents N156.6bn 2015 Budget

4 years ago /

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has presented the State’s 2015 Budget estimates of N156.551 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval. Presenting the budget estimate of N156.551 billion christened: “Budget of Developmental Consolidation” which according to him “is aimed at taking the state to the next level” Oshiomhole...

FG Rolls Out Schedule For Independence Day Celebrations

4 years ago /
Nation 

Activities to mark the 54th Independence Day celebration dominated discussion at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. Minister of information, Labaran Maku told statehouse correspondents after the meeting that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim presented a timeline, which was approved by cabinet. Since the multiple...

2015: Police, SSS To Screen Out Politicians With Criminal Records

4 years ago /
Security 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday vowed to collaborate with the State Security Service (SSS) to screen out politicians with criminal records from 2015 general election. Mr. Abba, in his maiden meeting with Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and other senior officers in Abuja on...

 

Insurgency: Senate Approves President Jonathan's $1 Billion Loan

4 years ago /
Nation 

Reports reaching AIT's desk says the Senate has approved the $1 billion dollar loan requested by President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle insecurity and terrorism in the country. The approval, however, did not come easily as some lawmakers argued that President Jonathan breached the constitutionally laid down process of requesting for extra...

PDP NEC's Decision To Choose Jonathan Rattled Opposition - Governor Akpabio

4 years ago /
Politics 

The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio has described the decision of the National Executive Committee of the PDP to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of the party for the 2015 general elections as a...

Manchester United Fans To Fly ‘Come Home Ronaldo’ Banner At Real Match

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

A group of Manchester United fans are planning to fly a banner pleading “Come Home Ronaldo” at Real Madrid’s next game. United Reel, who draw their fans from around the globe, have said they will fly a light aircraft over Villarreal’s Estadio El Madrigal during the match against Real on Saturday....

Father Quits $2 Trillion Firm After 10-Year Daughter Notes That He Missed 22 Landmark Events In Her Life

4 years ago /
International News 

A top international financier quit his job running a $2 trillion investment fund after his daughter wrote him a note complaining he had missed her first day of school, her Halloween parade and her first game of soccer. Mohamed El-Erian's daughter wrote him a note complaining that he had missed out...

 

Atiku Abubakar Declares Presidential Ambition, Promises A "Corruption Free" Government

4 years ago /
Politics 

Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President on Wednesday declared his intention to run for President, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), come 2015. The three-time presidential aspirant made his intentions known during a press conference in Abuja, said he would run a government with “zero tolerance for corruption”...

Auto Policy: Levy Exemption Misinterpreted, FG

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Federal Government has said that the ongoing implementation of the Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) is taking its planned course, noting that there is no intention to reverse the implementation process of certain aspects of the policy. The National Automotive Council said in a statement on Tuesday that government...

Liverpool Move To Capital One Round Of 16 After 30 Penalty Marathon

4 years ago /
Sports  

They came expecting to see something run-of-the-mill but left, bewildered, having witnessed something out of the ordinary. Anfield is no stranger to hosting dramatic occasions but, even measured against some of those riotous evenings of the past, this was remarkable. In years to come, they will recall Liverpool against Middlesbrough and...

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected Of Teenagers' Murders

4 years ago /
International News 

Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces. Spokesman said troops searching for Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisha surrounded a building in the west bank city of Hebron where they were hiding. The abduction of the teenagers was a...

Forbes: Dr. Dre Tops World's Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts 2014

4 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

1. Dr. Dre: $620 million Thanks to Apple's Beats buyout, Dre had the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by FORBES. The $620 million sum is also more than the remaining 24 names on the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list—combined. Perhaps now the superproducer will have time to finally...

Abu Ghaith, A Bin Laden Adviser, Sentenced To Life In Prison

4 years ago /
International News 

A ​Kuwaiti-born cleric who sat with Osama bin Laden in a remote Afghan cave hours after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and later became a fiery spokesman for the Qaeda leader, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge in Manhattan. The defendant, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48,...

BlackBerry Passport Phone To Go On Sale On Wednesday, To Cost $599

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

BlackBerry has finally unveiled the first round of price details and the release date for its Passport phone, after teasing it for months.  The 4.5-inch square design launches in the US on Wednesday, and a SIM-free handset will cost $599. It is expected to roll out to more regions 'over the coming...