The Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Ummi El-Rufa’i, has called for the quick passage of the amended legislation, which recommends severe punishment for convicted rapists in the state. The governor’s wife made the call when she paid a courtesy visit to the state House of Assembly to solicit for...
More than 10,000 Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” rallied in Bangkok on Sunday in by far the biggest anti-government demonstration since a 2014 coup. There were cheers for student calls to curb the monarchy’s powers - once a taboo subject - as...
NATO member Lithuania said on on Sunday it does not pose a military threat to its neighbour Belarus after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko accused NATO of massing on his country’s western border. “The Belarus crisis is a political one, and any allegations by the Belarus leadership about foreign countries’ interference...
As the nation’s airports begin to reopen gradually for flight operations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers to desist from giving money and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise. In a statement issued by the spokesperson of the authority,...
The National Human Rights Commission has been petitioned by the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) over the unpaid 20 months’ salaries of its members by the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia. National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, stating this in a letter addressed to...
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Sunday announced that it has seized a single cache of contrabands with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 billion. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) Usman Yahaya in a statement in Lagos, said that the seizure made...
The Rotary Club of Abuja, Federal District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja. The event which was organised in partnership with Silver Cross Hospital, Abuja, was part of activities...
ShopRite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria. The Country Director for Chastex Consult, Ini Archibong, in a telephone conversation with a source, said: “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria. “We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also...
A forensic report of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Commission (ISOPADEC) has discovered N12.3b missing in the interventionist agency. The audit report carried out by Corporate Devt. & Assets Mgt. Ltd (CADAM-ANE) was commissioned by Governor Hope Uzodinma three months ago to review activities of the commission from 2007...
The Nasarawa State Police Command has assured that it will fish out the killers of the district head of Odu village, Nasarawa local government area, Amos Obere, who was murdered by unknown gunmen on Friday. The State Police Public Relations Officer Nansel Ramhan, speaking in Lafia on Saunday, vowed that...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to sack the management of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) over recent boat mishaps which occurred on water paths in the state. In a statement on Sunday by the PDP Spokesperson in Lagos State, Taofik Gani, the party also asked...
Russia demanded an explanation from Belarus on Thursday over what it said was Minsk’s wrongful arrest of a group of alleged Russian mercenaries accused of plotting acts of terrorism. The arrests risk worsening already strained relations between Belarus and traditional ally Russia, which has scaled back economic support after becoming...
Eli Lilly and Co said on Thursday it had started mid-stage testing of one of its experimental treatments for COVID-19, as the drug-maker reported second-quarter sales that missed estimates due to the pandemic. The company has been working on two antibody treatments, LY-CoV555 in partnership with Canadian biotech AbCellera, and...
Two hundred and eighty nine (289) Nigerians arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from United States of America (USA), on Wednesday via Ethiopian Air. According to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) Twitter handle, the Nigerians, who are the fourth evacuees, arrived from Newark, New Jersey about 1.35p.m. The commission said the...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with the Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva and the deputy governor of Delta State Kinsley Otuaro, to engage them in discussions over disturbing developments from the Niger Delta and the threat of hostilities by ex-militants in the region. Speaking to State...
The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted 79 used vehicles known as ‘Tokunbo’ and 136,350 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS), also called petrol in the last six months. The Acting Customs Area Comptroller Chedi Wada told newsmen in Seme on Wednesday that...
Colombia was the deadliest country for land rights activists in 2019, as killings of environmental defenders soared in the Andean country, according to a report published by advocacy group Global Witness on Wednesday. The report found 64 land rights activists were killed in Colombia last year - up from 25...