News - AIT

40 NASS Bills Awaiting Presidential Assent - Zakari Mohammed

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Zakari Mohammed, on Tuesday said 40 bills were awaiting President Goodluck Jonathan's assent to become Acts of the National Assembly. Mohammed, who represents Baruten/Kaiama Federal Constituency of Kwara, made this declaration at a forum organised by Correspondents' Chapel of the Oyo State Council of NUJ...

 

ISIS Closing In On Israel From North And South

3 years ago /
International News 

The war against ISIS is taking a dangerous, perhaps inevitable turn. The terror organization has been keen to expand to southern Syria and the Syrian capital of Damascus. Now it says it has recruited three Syrian rebel groups operating in the south of the country in an area bordering the...

Alleged HTC A12 Specifications Leaked

3 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

It can be rather difficult to keep a secret in this day and age – and when it comes to upcoming smartphones that have yet to hit the market, companies do their utmost best to keep things under wraps until the official unveiling, although there are moments when one would...

 

Christmas: Demand For Used Clothes Soars In Asaba

3 years ago /
Niger Delta 

The demand for used clothes has increase in Asaba, three days to Christmas celebrations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent, who monitored some of the dealers of second hand clothes on Monday in Asaba, reports that the dealers are seen busy attending to numerous customers due to...

Clerics Urge Nigerians To Work Towards Peace, Stability

3 years ago /
Nation  Religion 

The District Superintendent, Apostolic Faith, West Africa, Rev. Emmanuel Adeniran, on Monday called on Nigerians to work toward restoring peace and stability of the nation not withstanding their differences. Adeniran said this at the Christmas Concert organised by the church at its National Headquarters in Lagos. Speaking at the Christmas Concert which...

 

Lagos: Pastor Flees After Two Brothers Die During Spiritual Cleansing

3 years ago /
Nation 

A pastor, Samuel Olusoji of the New Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ajah area of Lagos state is on the run following the alleged death of two brothers during a spiritual bath. It was gathered that the deceased identified as Abiodun, 23 and Ayinde Oniru, 20 and one of their step-brothers...

Beji Caid Essebsi Declared Tunisia Presidential Winner

3 years ago /
International News 

Beji Caid Essebsi has won Tunisia's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in a shift to full democracy four years after an uprising toppled long-time leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Essebsi, an 88-year-old former parliament speaker under Ben Ali, defeated Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president, with 55.68 percent  of the votes...

BREAKING: Bomb Explosion Rocks Gombe Motor Park

3 years ago /
Security 

A bomb blast at the Dukku motor park in Gombe, Gombe state, has resulted in the death of “many people”, a top security source has informed AIT. He said the blast occurred at about 11am, a time when the park was saturated with passengers “who wanted to travel” ahead of the...

Okonjo-Iweala Faults Civil Servants' Claim on Outstanding Salaries

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has carpeted the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria as peddlers of falsehood for alleging that government owed civil servants salaries. This is as the Presidential Amnesty Office has assured ex-militants  from the Niger Delta region...

100 Books Everyone Should Read

3 years ago /
Education  Entertainment 

Here are 100 books every individual should take a look at, at least once in a lifetime.. 100. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures looking for lost jewellery was a “masterpiece”. 99. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee A child’s-eye view of racial...

Spare A Thought For Rodgers - Wenger

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows all about the ups and downs of football management and expressed sympathy for his beleaguered Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers ahead of their clash at Anfield on Sunday. Rodgers is facing a stern examination of his managerial credentials this season, with last year's Premier League runners-up 11th...

State Assemblies Reject LG Autonomy, Approve Separation Of Office Of AGF From Justice Minister

3 years ago /

The new constitution being awaited by Nigerians finally unfolded on Friday with the submission of the output of the state houses of assembly votes on amendments to the 1999 Constitution. One of the highlights of the proposal in the constitution amendment is the rejection of financial autonomy for the 774 local...

 

Obama Expresses Scepticism Over Keystone Pipeline

3 years ago /
International News 

US President Barack Obama has delivered his most sceptical remarks yet on the future of the Keystone oil pipeline, claiming its controversial extension from Canada to Nebraska would do little to reduce American energy prices and generate only a limited number of US jobs, but could add to the infrastructure...

BlackBerry Revenue Falls In Third-Quarter

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of...

Joe Hart Signs New Long Term Deal With Manchester City

3 years ago /
Sports  

Joe Hart has committed his long-term future to the Club, agreeing terms on a new contract at the Etihad Stadium which will run until the end of the 2018/19 season. The England international, 27, joins fellow two-time Barclays Premier League champions Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing a new deal in 2014. It’s...

Nigerian Troops Kill 75 Boko Haram Militants At PHCN Facility In Borno

3 years ago /
Security 

A least 75 Boko Haram fighters were killed by Nigerian  troops on Wednesday during a clash with the insurgents in Borno, security sources, and Power Holding Company of Nigeria staff have said. SaharaReporters gathered that over hundred Boko Haram fighters stormed Bulaburin village to attack military men who escorted PHCN staff to...

New N100 Note Goes Into Circulation

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Central Bank of Nigeria said that the commemorative N100 banknote unveiled recently by the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is going into circulation from Friday. This is contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Mu'azu, Head, Corporate Communications, on Friday in Abuja. It directed all branches of the bank to commence issuance...

 

FG Declares 25th, 26th December As Public Holidays

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has declared Thursday 25th and Friday 26th December as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day Celebrations. This was contained in a statement made public today, December 18, 2014, by the Ministry of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro through his Permanent Secretary, Eng. Abubakar Magaji. According to the statement,...

Daar Political Summit: Journalists Should Uphold The Ethics Of Journalism In Reportage - GMD

3 years ago /
Nation 

As preparations for the general elections hot up, Nigerian journalists have again been called upon to uphold the ethics of the journalism profession in their reportage and analysis. The call was made at a two day Daar political coverage summit holding at Daar’s cooperate headquarters Abuja. At the Daar political coverage summit,...

Obama: As A Black Man He's Been Mistaken For Valet

3 years ago /
International News 

He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody...