Oil depot explosion kills 4 in Tajikistan
An explosion at an oil storage facility used by the local arm of Russia's Gazprom in Tajikistan killed four people and injured several others, authorities in the ex-Soviet country said Wednesday. The tank at the oil depot just outside the capital Dushanbe exploded on Tuesday evening due to a failure to observe safety norms during…
NDLEA apprehends 109 drug trafficking suspects
The Edo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it apprehended 109 persons for trafficking in illicit drug in the third quarter of 2015.
5 men docked over 13-year-old minor's pregnancy
Five men on Tuesday appeared before a Senior Magistrates Court in Katsina, for allegedly impregnating a 13- year-old minor.
Association urges PoS operators, regulators to increase public awareness
The Electronic Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) on Monday urged operators and regulators of Point of Sales (PoS) terminals to create more awareness about the machines, to increase its patronage.
African Organic Conference ends tomorrow
THE 3rd African Organic conference that began on Monday in Lagos ends tomorrow after a successful hosting of the second edition in Lusaka, Zambia with great success. The forumwith the theme: ‘Achieving Social and Economic Development Through Ecological and Organic Agricultural Alternatives’ is anchored and sponsored by the International Foundation for Organic Agriculture (IFOAM). It…
Rwandan court dismisses challenge to Kagame's third-term bid
Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to constitutional changes designed to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term. "No article is unamendable," said Chief Justice Sam Rugege, throwing out the case brought by the Democratic Green Party. "The petition... has no basis and is hereby dismissed." The Green Party…
Charles Okah stopped from attempted suicide in court
Security operatives attached to Justice Gabriel Kolawole at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday prevented Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing from committing suicide in court.
Nigeria at 55: Dogara, others congratulate Nigerians
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Nigerians on the 55th independence anniversary of the country. This is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja. The Speaker said that although Nigeria was facing multifarious challenges, “nonetheless the country has…
528 Gombe pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia
The first batch of 528 pilgrims from Gombe State on Thursday returned from Saudi Arabia, through Max Airline. Confirming the safe return of the batch to newsmen in a telephone interview, the Executive Secretary of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Usman Gurama, said that 530 pilgrims were supposed to be in the batch,…
Okowa forecloses award of contracts to political appointees
DELTA State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has ruled out the award of contracts to elected and appointed political office holders in the state.
LASU wants male staff to proceed on paternity leave
The Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday advised its male staff members to avails themselves of paternity leave, approved for workers in Lagos state's Public Service. The advice is contained in the university’s official bulletin, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. It noted that while…