The Taliban’s shadow governor for Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, Mawlawi Wakil Ahmad alias ‘Nazim’, and seven other militants were killed on Saturday, police spokesman for the province Abdul Karim Yurash said. All the seven including the shadow governor were killed, and three others wounded when their own bomb exploded at...
Rescue forces on Friday morning found the bodies of two Chinese crew members after a Panamanian ship sank off Vietnam’s south-central coast. Eight Chinese and three Vietnamese crew members have already been rescued and are receiving care on a coast guard ship, Nguyen Hung Tan, chief of office of the...
The United States (U.S.) on Thursday condemned the abduction of hundreds of children by gunmen from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, on Dec. 11 and urged the government to hold those responsible accountable ” to the full extent of the law”. The U.S. Department of State condemned the...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Effiong Okon Akwa as Interim Administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. The presidential aide stated that Akwa, who is the...
Some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) on Saturday empowered 200 widows and other women with various vocational skills at Abesan in Ipaja area of Lagos.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that activities during the one-day entrepreneurship programe included health talk, free medical check up and skills acquisition training. The five NGOs...
The number of children locked out of classrooms has soared again, UNICEF said on Tuesday, as it warned that school closures are the wrong response to the coronavirus pandemic. The UNICEF Global Education Chief, Robert Jenkins, said this in a statement in New York. Nearly one in five schoolchildren globally – or...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State has expressed disaffection and dissatisfaction with the activities of cultists and the penchant for the murder of persons. The party, while reacting to the cold-blooded murder of anti-cult crusader, late Mr. Ogu-Chinuwa Austyne Emuamaka, leader of the Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps, on Saturday...
Nigeria has denied the allegation, by the United States, of engaging in systematic and egregious religious freedom violations. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the allegation as a case of honest disagreement between the two nations on the causes of violence in...
Thales announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud that will accelerate the ability of enterprises to safely migrate sensitive data between public cloud, hybrid and private IT infrastructures. Together, the two companies will offer new capabilities that enable security teams to own and control their encryption keys while helping...
The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 178 suspects in Kano metropolis for violating the law against street begging from September to November 2020. The Commander-General of the board, Mr Harun Ibn-Sina, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday. ”The suspects were...
The selfless contributions of a number of Nigerians to justice and inclusion have been recognised at the second Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards, held on Wednesday, 18 November, 2020. Organised by CSR-in-Action, one of the foremost sustainability advocacy and consulting firm in the region, and backed by Ford Foundation...
The Cross River Internal Revenue Service (CRIRS) has won a landmark case instituted against it by Union Bank Plc before the Tax Appeal Tribunal (South South zone) sitting in Benin. The Tribunal had ruled on November 11th 2020, that the relevant tax authority can request any information it deems fit...
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the revocation of bail granted to Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, for failure to appear for his trial. Justice Okon Abang, who made the order, also issued a bench warrant for his arrest “anywhere he...
A jeweled gecko that was smuggled out of New Zealand to Germany before being repatriated home has had to be put down. The gecko, called Manawa, was smuggled out of New Zealand in 2010 before being seized from the illegal pet trade and returned to the country in 2016. The museum...
Organised Labour says it has not yet adopted nationwide strike as the next line of action in spite of the breakdown of dialogue between government and organised labour on the hike in the petroleum pump price and electricity tariff. Mr Joe Ajaero, Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said this...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reinstatement of Mrs Maryam Danna who was wrongfully retired in 2016 by the Federal Government.In a letter of reinstatement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha stated that the previous letter of her disengagement has been set...
The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences have auctioned 44 vehicles for driving against traffic (one-way) in various parts of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the auction was in accordance with the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform of 2018. Spokesman for the Task...