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Buhari participants in ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

Buhari participants in ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The summit, jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects …

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2017 TFAA: Complete list of winners

The 2017 Edition of the The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) was held at the Federal Palace Hotel on Saturday 9th of December in Lagos state and twenty-0ne young and innovative Nigerians were honoured for their excellent work in their various fields of endeavours. See full list of winners below: Prize …

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Yemen rebels bury Saleh in closed funeral: family source

Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, slain this week by his former rebel allies, was buried on Saturday at his home village outside Sanaa, a relative close to the family said. A Huthi official speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the burial had taken place. It was held under strictly controlled …

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Real to play Al Jazira in Club World Cup semis

Al Jazira set up a Club World Cup semi-final against Real Madrid after an Ali Mabkhout goal saw the Emiratis past Japan’s Urawa Reds 1-0 on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real will take on the local side on Wednesday. The other semi-final, on Tuesday, will pitch Pachuca from Mexico against Copa …

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INEC Releases Time Table For 2019 General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections for Saturday, 16th February, while the Governorship and State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council elections have been scheduled for Saturday, 2nd March 2019.

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Seven dead in crash on Ogun highway

Seven persons were on Saturday killed in an accident at area J4 along Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. The multiple crash occurred at about 5.30a.m. and involved 28 persons and three vehicles. The Ogun State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this, said eight persons were also …

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FBI warned Trump aide Hicks over emails from Russians: report

The FBI found it necessary to deliver a special warning about Russian contacts to President Donald Trump’s close aide Hope Hicks after Trump took office last January, the New York Times reported Friday. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials met with Hicks at least twice, the Times said, to warn her …

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Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. The …

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PSC confirms Imohimi Edgal as Lagos commissioner of Police

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed the appointment of Imohimi Edgal as the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State. This was made known yesterday via a statement issued by the PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani. The Commission also confirmed the appointments of five other acting police …

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Frank reveals more members will dump APC like Atiku

Timi Frank, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has predicted that more party members would defect to other political parties, ahead of the 2019 general elections. The suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, said those who joined the party have now realised that the ruling party …

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IOM, EU evacuate 164 more Nigerians from Libya

Two days after 401 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union on Friday facilitated the return of 164 more. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about …

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Al-Qaida urges attacks on US after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

The militant al-Qaida network is urging followers world over to target vital interests of the United States, its allies and Israel in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A statement posted on al-Qaida’s media arm as-Sahab in both Arabic and English on Friday rallied for …

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