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SPORTS: Nigeria's Super Eagles drops 3 spots on FIFA rankings

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped three spot to place thirty-sixth on the latest ranking released Thursday by world football governing body, FIFA.

 

ENGLAND: 6 Men arrested for match-fixing in English football

4 years ago /
Sports  

Six men have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency investigating alleged match-fixing in English football.

 

NIGERIA: 107 Senior officers promoted in NIgerian Airforce

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Authorities of the Nigerian Air force have approved the promotion of one hundred and seven senior officers.

 

EU leaders set for tough table-talk with Ukraine's Yanukovic

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

1 of 6 People dressed in outfits of various popular professions in Ukraine carry a coffin symbolising Ukraine's Euro-association and an airplane ticket back to Brussels to the EU Delegation building in Ukraine during a symbolic funeral procession and an anti-Europe rally in Kiev November 28, 2013.

 

Afghan president condemns U.S. airstrike that killed a child

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

President Hamid Karzai said U.S. forces had bombed a home in southern Afghanistan, killing a small child and wounding two women, and condemned the attack as a sign of disregard for civilian lives, his spokesman said on Thursday.

 

FRANCE: French government to draw troops out of Kosovo

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French intervention in Central African Republic.

 

China's Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa.

 

Niger says fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in northern Mali

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

A Malian man wanted by the United States for killing a U.S. diplomat in Niger in 2000 and convicted for a deadly attack on Saudi tourists there in 2009, has been arrested by French forces in northern Mali, Niger said on Thursday.

 

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers - EU

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are currently deployed to quell the worsening sectarian conflict and provide security for aid workers, the European Union's top humanitarian official said.

 

Libya: Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 10

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

At least 10 people have been killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya, officials say. State television quoted an injured man as saying people had been attempting to steal copper wire from the depot in Brak al-Shati, near the city of Sabha.

 

AFRICA: Islamist militancy threatens Africa

4 years ago /
Security 

With Islamist militant groups across the Sahara region still able to flex their muscles despite the French intervention in Mali, former UN diplomat and security expert Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah considers their threat to Africa.

 

EGYPT: 21 females sentenced to prison for pro-Morsi protest

4 years ago /

A court in Egypt has sentenced twenty one female supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to eleven years in prison.

 

SRI LANKA: Government to count losses of the 26-year civil war

4 years ago /
International News 

Sri Lanka is set to start a survey to determine the number of people killed during the country's twenty six-year civil war.

 

Thailand Politics: Prime Minister begs the people to end protest

4 years ago /
International News 

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged anti-government demonstrators to end street protests, after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament.

 

BRITAIN: British government moves to discourage smoking

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

The government has announced an independent review of cigarette packaging in England, amid calls for action to discourage young smokers.

 

EUROPE: BRUSSELS - EU POLICY

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Parliament's scrutiny of European issues and laws emanating from Brussels should be overhauled to ensure greater accountability.

 

GERMANY: Angela Merkel to return as German Chancellor for the 3rd time

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Angela Merkel will return as German Chancellor for a third term under a coalition deal hammered out with her old Social Democrat (SPD) opponents.

 

ITALY: Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud.

 

Public Accounts: Nigerian Senate pushes for transparency

4 years ago /

With less than 2 years to the end of the Millennium Development Goals, the Senate Committee on Public Accounts has expressed dissatisfaction over reports of uncompleted and abandoned projects by the office of the President’s Senior Special Assistant on MDGs.

 

Legal Profession in Nigeria marks Golden Jubilee

4 years ago /
Oddities 

It is a soul searching moment for the custodians of legal education in Nigeria as it marks its golden jubilee. Just like the larger social environment of Nigeria, character and integrity are becoming scarce commodities among lawyers. One man thinks instituting stricter rules of admission will help check and screen out dubious characters who could have a bad influence on the profession