The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has donated agricultural inputs to 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons residing in Benue. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Hanson Tamfu, the External Relations Officer, UNHCR Nigeria, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. The inputs, which included basic agricultural... [Read More...]
There will be no fairytale end to Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool career after Aston Villa came from behind to deservedly book their place in the FA Cup final with a 2-1 win over the Reds. Wembley was supposed to be the scene for Gerrard’s grand send-off, with the final falling on his 35th birthday and supposedly... [Read More...]
A National Peace Policy is one of the documents that President Goodluck will hand over to the President-elect, Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari(retd.), Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, has said. In a statement, made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday, Omeri said the National Peace Policy was being mid-wived... [Read More...]
Pensioners in Rivers State have appealed to the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to pay them their three months pension arrears before the end of April, 2015. The pensioners, who spoke on Sunday under the auspices of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Rivers State Chapter, lamented that the state government had not paid them (pensioners)... [Read More...]
Recently, an Egyptian liberal journalist urged women to take off their veils or “hijab,” and called for a rally in early May at the iconic Tahrir Square in Cairo for that end. His call has stirred up a debate in the most populous Arab country. “I suggest that a group of girls take off their... [Read More...]
A former National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Ray Nnaji, on Sunday faulted calls for the removal of the national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, following the party’s dismal outing in the general elections. Nnaji, who spoke to our correspondent in Enugu, stressed that PDP ‘elders’, who contributed to the defection of five governors... [Read More...]
A Peoples Democratic Party chief in Ogun State and Ogun East Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, has accused former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, of working with local and foreign security agencies to extradite him to the United States of America through illegal means. Buruji said Obasanjo was involved in the alleged plot to extradite him to the United... [Read More...]
A Peoples Democratic Party chief in Ogun State and Ogun East Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of working with local and foreign security agencies to extradite him to the United States of America through illegal means. Buruji said Obasanjo was involved in the alleged plot to extradite him to the United... [Read More...]
Xenophobia violence sweeping parts of South African seemed to die down on Sunday. The situation in violence-ravaged areas in Durban and Johannesburg was relatively calm, with no reports of apparent looting and clashes. But police said they continued to monitor the situation to prevent any possible recurrence of violence. Earlier, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba... [Read More...]
Director, Media and Communication of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Garba Shehu, has described the transition committee, set up by President Goodluck Jonathan, as trickish. The committee set up by Jonathan, who lost the March 28 presidential election, is expected to meet with the one to be set up by the President-elect, Maj.... [Read More...]
Somalia's Shebab militants killed three soldiers from the African Union force fighting them in Somalia on Sunday, the AU said, condemning the latest in a series of attacks by the Islamists.The post Somali Shebab kill three African Union troops: AU appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.The post Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Iran is not willing to accept its nationals being forcibly deported from Australia but will welcome back citizens of their own free will, a top official warned Sunday.The post Iran says won’t accept forced deportees from Australia appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
A delegation of Palestinian ministers and senior officials from the West Bank-based national consensus government arrived in Gaza on Sunday in a bid to tackle a thorny dispute over employees. The post Palestinian ministers visit Gaza over employee dispute appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Germany's vice chancellor on Sunday called for European action against human traffickers after a refugee boat shipwreck in the Mediterranean was feared to have claimed 700 lives.The post Germany urges EU operation against people smugglers appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
More than 30 percent of young Arabs are jobless because of unrest in many Arab nations and not enough investment, a top labour official said on Sunday.The post More than 30% of Arab youth jobless: labour official appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Embattled President Nicolas Maduro marks two years in power Sunday with Venezuela's deep pockets pinched hard by plummeting oil prices, Latin America's highest inflation and simmering anger on the streets.The post Maduro marks two years in power in tough times appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".The post Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic Hirsi Ali appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Germany's foreign minister warned Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.The post German minister warns against xenophobia, 70 years after Nazi camps appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged his armed forces Sunday to increase their "defensive preparedness", denouncing a US warning that military action is an option if there is no nuclear deal.The post Iran leader urges military to increase ‘preparedness appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria.