Sunday, 3rd December 2023


24 Nov
At least two more boats carrying hundreds of Rohingya refugees set sail from Bangladesh this week, refugees and a monitoring group said, the latest in a wave of migrations that has seen more than 1,000 asylum seekers arrive on Indonesian shores. Bangladesh is home to around one million Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled a…
12 Nov
Hundreds of Bangladeshi garment workers rallied Sunday demanding fair wages after dismissing a pay offer as too small, as the death toll from the violent protests that erupted last month rose to four
1 Nov
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday selected the daughter of Bangladesh's prime minister to be its South-East Asia director, a month after she rejected criticisms of nepotism over her application.
31 Oct
Bangladeshi police clashed on Tuesday with thousands of garment workers demanding better wages for the clothing they make for major Western brands, a day after similar protests left at least two people dead.
23 Oct
At least 15 people have been killed and 100 others injured in Bangladesh after two trains collided on Monday, with officials saying they fear the death toll will rise.
5 Oct
Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus appeared before Bangladesh's anti-graft watchdog Thursday over corruption charges that his lawyers said were part of a campaign of government harassment.
2 Oct
More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever since the start of the year, official figures showed, in the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. Dengue is a disease endemic to tropical areas and causes high fevers, headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and, in the most serious cases, bleeding that…
5 Sep
The UN voiced alarm Tuesday at the use of legal proceedings in Bangladesh to intimidate and harass rights advocates and civil society leaders, including Nobel laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus.
7 Aug
Thousands of people mounted furious protests after dozens of Korans were burned in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, leaving several officers injured, police said Monday.
7 Jul
Six Rohingya people were killed in Bangladesh refugee camp clashes that broke out hours after an International Criminal Court prosecutor visited the settlements to gather testimony, police said Friday.
7 Jun
Bangladesh has shut thousands of schools as it struggles through its lengthiest heatwave in half a century, with widespread power cuts only compounding locals' misery.
6 Jun
Bangladesh has promised that no Rohingya refugee will be returned to Myanmar against their will in a controversial proposed repatriation process, a top United Nations official has said.


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Captains of industry and prospective investors from South-East extraction have expressed readiness to key into the investment and economic growth plans of Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State. They expressed satisfaction with the administration’s effort at rallying local domestic business leaders and de-risking the state’s business environment, stressing that investments go to where the risks…
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Over 200 bags of grains diverted, rebagged SSA to Governor, one other in police net The Cabinet office, under the supervision of Secretary to Kano State Government is under investigation over palliative scandal involving officials in the cabinet. The probe follows the uncovering of about 200 bags of grains believed to have been hijacked and…
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An indigenous construction company, Sermatech Nigeria Limited, and the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) have lambasted a group under the aegis of Cross River South Consultative Forum for misinforming the public over the ongoing dualisation of a portion of the Odukpani-Itu highway being handled by different firms in the sector. The group had on November…
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As the Christmas season, also known as Yuletide season approaches, anticipation fills the air, and festive decorations adorn homes and streets alike. For many, this is a time of joy, celebration and cherished traditions. However, not everyone eagerly awaits the arrival of the holiday season with the same enthusiasm. While some individuals eagerly count down…
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In today's fast-paced world, where schedules are often packed with work commitments, meetings and deadlines, finding time to unwind is essential for maintaining a healthy balance. Engaging in activities that promote relaxation and rejuvenation is crucial to combat stress and improve overall well-being. Here are some activities that can help individuals with busy schedules unwind:…
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The management of Golden Sugar Company, Sunti Division, at the weekend reiterated its commitment to the development of its host community through a well-defined funding programme to avail residents of technical expertise and opportunities in line with global best practices. General Manager of the Golden Sugar Company, Mr. Anlo Du Pisani, made the promise during…
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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has approved amnesty on penalties and interests for outstanding tax liabilities.
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Candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in Saturday’s council elections in Ekiti.
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Founder and Executive Director of Project Enable Africa, Olusola Owonikoko, has tasked stakeholders on unified efforts towards implementation of the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Prohibition Act. He made the call during the 5th Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards and dialogue, at the weekend in Abuja. He pointed that it took Nigeria 18 years to…
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The Hamas-run health ministry on Sunday said 15,523 people had died in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war with Israel.