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AKWA UNITED Akwa United fans have expressed sadness over the unexpected elimination of the Promise Keepers from the CAF Confederation Cup competition. The state government had given Akwa United fans free access to watch the game against Al Hilal of Sudan yesterday and cheer the team to victory. Playing before a capacity home crowd at […]

UN COMMITTEE Ambassador Peters Emuze has been elected as Nigeria’s candidate, to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a keenly-contested election held at the UN Headquarters, New York. Reports say Emuze was elected for a four-year tenure and he would be representing the African continent on the panel from 2019 to […]

BUSH Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush is dead. The former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92. Barbara served as the country’s first lady from 1989 to 1993. Barbara was the mother of […]

US MILITARY United States military has expressed concerned over attacks being carried out by foreign extremists in Nigeria and other West African countries. The Army’s concern came a week after President MuhammaduBuhari blamed the rise in herders’ attacks on foreign militia trained by late Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. At the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja […]

SPORTS Team Nigeria was officially welcomed yesterday at the Games village by the Organizers of the twenty first Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The athletes were entertained by a dance troupe from the Munujali tribe. Teams’ arrival at the Games Village is not officially acknowledged until a welcome ceremony is held for the various […]

EMBASSY No fewer than fifteen local workers have been disengaged by the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, said it however approved the disengagement of the workers due to some ongoing rationalization of workers at the embassy. Reports say the ministry had also approved the payment of gratuities to the workers, […]

LONDON London is gradually overtaking New York as the most violent city in the world. Official figures from London police and New York Police Department show that a surge in violent crimes in London saw more murders committed in London in February and March than there were in New York. So far in 2018, London […]

CHINA It is now operation “plant a tree” in China. Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has called for efforts to build a green China, as he planted trees in Tongzhou, a suburb of Beijing. Accompanied by top leaders and members of the public, Xi said it was important to uphold people-centered development while carrying out extensive […]

INDIA India has lost contact with a powerful communications satellite, just two days after it was launched. The indigenously built GSAT-6A satellite was designed to improve communications for the armed forces. Confirming the incident, Indian Space and Research Organisation said “an unfortunate power supply anomaly” was to blame. It added that steps are underway to […]

NAURU Nauru has severed ties with Australia’s highest court, sparking concerns that hundreds of asylum seekers could be left without the right to appeal. With the development, the Pacific island now has no appeal system of its own. Nauru says it will establish its own local court of appeal instead. The tiny island nation hosts […]


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