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Govt pledges continued urban renewal programmes

By Felix Igbekoyi   /  Correspondent, Asaba   THE DELTA State Government has promised to continue to provide Deltans with sustainable road and bridges as part of its urban renewal…

Emotions, tears, as Ebola survivors recount ordeal

Emotions, tears, as Ebola survivors recount ordeal

•Patrick Sawyer lied to us – Doctor •Hard lessons have been learnt – Fashola By Ekene Okoro  /  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   Emotions, tears flowed freely in the Conference Room…

PDP chieftain, Kashamu, loses bid to stop drug trial in U.S.

PDP chieftain, Kashamu, loses bid to stop drug trial in U.S.

•Rejects judgment, accuses judge of racial discrimination By Joe Nwankwo  / Assistant Editor, Abuja   A United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit sitting in Illinois has declared a…

Workers cut gas supply to Egbin, Geregu, darkness looms

The on-going strike by members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria could result in nationwide…

Shekarau asks schools to tighten security

The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, on Thursday, directed heads of various institutions across the country to ensure maximum security in schools to check possible attacks by hoodlums. “The…

Senate summons military chiefs over seized $9.3m cash

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Army, Senator George Sekibo, has said the committee has invited the National Security Adviser and the military top brass over the $9.3m cash…

Oil workers’ strike: Motorists queue for petrol in Abuja

Effect of ongoing nationwide strike by the oil workers was recorded on Thursday in Abuja as long queues by motorists for petrol were seen at many filling stations in the…

FIFA GOAL project takes off soon in Anambra, says commissioner

The Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Anambra, Tony Nnacheta, said on Thursday that the ministry had secured the certificate of occupancy (C of O) for the FIFA GOAL project…

NiMet predicts cloudy conditions, thunderstorms , localised rains for Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions in the central states with  chances of localised thunderstorms  in the afternoon and evening. This is contained in a Weather…

Ministry of Works to partner FRSC on enforcement of speed limit

The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, says ministry would sustain its support to the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) for effective enforcement of speed limit on Nigerian roads. Onolememen…

Referendum: Electorate turnout en masse to decide Scotland’s future

The electorate in Scotland on Thursday turned out en masse to vote in a referendum that would determine the future of Scotland as an independent nation. With some 4,285,323 registered…

Ban announces creation of UN Mission against Ebola

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Thursday, approved the creation of a UN Mission to respond to the Eboa Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic and its consequences. Ban announced the creation of…

Multinational firms in Africa on alert over workers rights violations

The African Union (AU) on Thursday pledged to push for the implementation of policies to stop international companies operating in lucrative economic sectors in Africa. The AU Commissioner for Political…

Jonathan to participate in high-level discussions at UN General Assembly — Envoy

President Goodluck Jonathan will lead a delegation to participate in the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, expected to focus on implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda. The debate…

Police describes Amnesty report on human rights abuse as false, indecent

The Nigeria Police  on Thursday  said that the Amnesty International’s report on  alleged human rights abuses by the force was full of falsehood, “smacks of indecency and intemperate language’’. This…

Lagos PDP condoles with Synagogue Church over death of members

The Lagos State Chapter of PDP on Thursday condoled with the Synagogue Church of All Nations over the death of some of its adherents as a result of the collapse…

Troops capture high ranking Boko Haram commander in Konduga

The Defence Headquarters said  troops had captured one of the Boko Haram high ranking commanders at Konduga in Borno after he was wounded in an operation. A statement posted on…

France to set up military hospital to fight Ebola in West Africa

French President, Francois Hollande, on Thursday, said the country would set up a military hospital in West Africa in the coming days as part of France’s contribution to the fight…

NEXIM expresses concern on $12 bn Nigeria informal trade with neighbouring countries.

Mr Roberts Onya, the Managing Director of Nigeria Export and Import (NEXIM) Bank, has expressed concern about the un-captured 12 billion dollars worth of informal trade of Nigeria with neighbouring…

States, unions differ on school resumption date

The Federal Government, which directed public and private primary and secondary schools in the country to resume for the next academic session on Oct. 13, had reviewed it to Sept.…

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