Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant
Turkey on Tuesday launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial $20 billion project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.
Japan court blocks restarting of two nuclear reactors
A Japanese court on Tuesday issued a landmark injunction against the restarting of two atomic reactors, after the country's nuclear watchdog had given the green light to switch them back on.
Tackling weeds and making a difference in the lives of women
More action against sexual violence, workplace discrimination, and demands for a higher quota for women in key positions in the corporate and political landscape were perhaps the most discussed issues for this year’s International Women Day (IWD) celebration.
Aisha Buhari: a new style of First Lady in Nigeria?
"Few would have believed that the taciturn, austere General Buhari had a soft, smiling and sweet woman at home," the Vanguard daily said after the former military ruler was elected Nigeria's next president.
Malaysia accused of rights assault as terrorism law passes
Malaysia was accused Tuesday of waging an assault on civil rights as parliament passed a tough anti-terrorism law aimed at countering Islamic militancy. The passage of the Prevention of Terrorism Act came as the government announced that 17 militants -- whom police say were arrested for plotting terror attacks in the country -- had drawn…
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.
Oba of Lagos denies threatening Ndigbo
OBA of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, yesterday denied ever threatening Ndigbo in Lagos ahead of the gubernatorial election holding this Saturday.
Kurds accuse Turkey's Erdogan of 'constitutional dictatorship'
The co-chair of Turkey's main Kurdish party has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of wanting to set up "a constitutional dictatorship", vowing his movement will strongly oppose moves to impose one-man rule.
Dulux Names ‘Copper Orange’ As Colour Of The Year
WITH the expiration of the Teal colour in 2014, Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, makers of Dulux brand of premium paint, a subsidiary of UACN Plc group and the technological licensee of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and coatings company, has named ‘Copper Orange’ as the 2015 Colour of the Year.