Pressure grows on Russia over civilian deaths in Syria

Pressure is increasing on Russia over civilian deaths in Syria, with France and the US urging greater caution.

French PM Manuel Valls and US Secretary of State John Kerry said civilians were dying in Russian air strikes.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said there was "no evidence of our [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

WAJA demands justice in Guinean journalist killing

The West African Journalists Association, WAJA, has condemned the killing of online journalist, El-Hadj Mohamed Diallo of the Guinée7 website in Conakry, Guinea by unknown gunmen.

Diallo was shot on Friday, February 5, 2016 while covering a gathering of the main opposition party, the Uni [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

Boko Haram: How we have supported Nigeria – US

The United States has said it has assisted Nigeria in multifaceted ways in fighting Boko Haram terrorists beyond military assistance.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield and USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa, Linda Etim, disclosed the various efforts by [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

Syria Crisis: A Reflection

During a visit to Greece last December, United States Secretary of States, Mr. John Kerry said the “the rebel forces and the Syrian regime must cooperate to defeat ISIS”. Kerry did not give any condition under which the rebels who are sworn enemies of the Bashar Assad regime will share the [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

KWHA will ensure optimal performance of 2016 budget - Speaker

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has promised that the legislature is poised to ensure that the 2016 budget appropriation is considered and passed without delay.

Ahmad added that though the House is committed to early passage of the budget, it would ensure that it scru [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

Provost charges new students on education development

The provost, Muyideen College of Education, Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Hamzat Nurudeen, has charged the 250 matriculated students to contribute to the country’s educational development by their conduct and learning.

Nurudeen stated this at the 9th matriculation ceremony of the institutio [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

NCC rolls out 8-point agenda for improved service

The Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, has rolled out an 8-point agenda with quality service as top of the agenda.

Addressing journalists at a one-day interactive session in Kano, Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, said the commission is saddled with the responsibility of ensu [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

NIF to create annual peoples budget initiative - Prof. Gambari

Chairman of the National Issues Forum, NIF, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has disclosed that plans are on the way to create an annual peoples budget initiative to ensure inclusive participation in governance.

Gambari made this known when he led officials of the NIF to the National Orientation Agency, [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016



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