US, French forces aid search for hostage taken in Burkina Faso
The US and French military are assisting in the search for a Romanian mineworker kidnapped in Burkina Faso and believed to have been taken into Mali, Burkina Faso's security minister has said.
S.Korea prosecutors seek death penalty for ferry captain
South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday urged an appeals court to hand down the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank a year ago, accusing him of intentionally abandoning more than 300 people to their certain deaths.
Bayelsa govt sets regulatory, legal enforcement measures for oil firms
FOLLOWING the unresolved and consistent oil-related environmental degradation in Bayelsa State, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Iniruo Wills, yesterday said the state government has set out certain administrative, regulatory and legal enforcement regulations to compel environment best practice by oil firms and other operators in the state.
Struggle for leadership of Senate, Reps begins
AHEAD of June 6 this year when the seventh National Assembly is expected to expire, jostle for the posts of Senate president and Speaker of the House of Representatives has begun.
Group seeks support for PDP guber candidate in Bauchi
THE people of Bauchi State have been urged to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate from Katagun zone in the forthcoming governorship election in the spirit of justice, equity, geo-political balancing and prosperity.
Ubah alleges threat to life, businessess for supporting Agbaje
CHAIRMAN of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has raised the alarm over threat to his life, his family and businesses in Lagos over his support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate in the state, Jimi Agbaje.
Lawyer sues estate surveyor for allegedly collecting legal fees
A LEGAL practitioner, Chijioke Ojukwu has sued an estate surveyor, M.I. Okoro before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere for allegedly demanding and collecting legal fees illegally and rents from tenants in ASPAMDA Plaza.
Israel seizes electronics bound for Gaza militants
Israeli inspectors at a crossing point into the Gaza Strip stopped an attempt to smuggle in hi-tech electronics destined for Palestinian militants, the government said Monday.
Syria rebels exchange women, children for commander: monitor
Islamist fighters in northern Syria released two dozen women and children late on Sunday in exchange for a rebel commander held by pro-regime forces, a monitoring group said.
Saudi seeks Pakistani planes, ships, troops for Yemen: minister
Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan to contribute aircraft, ships and ground troops to its coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, the Pakistani defence minister said Monday.