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Monuments commission establishes digital museum

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments has signed a memorandum of understanding with Diasfunds Africa to establish a digital museum in the country.

The commission said the proposed museum is the first of its kind in Africa which will enable Nigerians access images for academic and re [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Kwara assembly mourns member

The Speaker of Kwara House of assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad, has expressed shock over the demise of a member of the House, Mr Moses Afolayan, who represented Oke-Ero constituency.

Ahmad expressed sadness over the death when he paid a condolence visit to the residence of the departed member in llorin.< [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Traditional ruler calls for demarcation of Share, Tsaragi

A traditional title holder in Tsaragi community in Edu local government area of Kwara state, the Makama Tsaragi, Alhaji Buhari Mohammed, has called for the physical demarcation of the boundary between Tsaragi and Share communities to forestall future communal clash.

Mohammed made the call while [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


FIDA condemns spate of rape in Yenagoa

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, has called on government at all levels to take proactive measures in curbing the barbaric menace of rape and indecent assault.

Chairperson of FIDA Bayelsa state chapter, Bar. Dise Ogbise-Erhisere, made the call while speaking with journalists [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


German judges criticise EU trade plans

German judges have objected to a new court system for investors to sue governments, which would be set up as part of an EU-US trade deal.

The German Association of Judges (DRB) said there was "neither a legal basis nor an actual need for such a court".

But in response the Europ [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Twitter suspends 125,000 ’terrorism’ accounts

Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts".

In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts "primarily related to ISIS" (the so-called Islamic State group).

"We condemn the use of Twitter t [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Al-Shabab ’retakes’ key Somalia port city of Merca

Islamist militant group al-Shabab has taken control of the port city Merca, residents say.

However the African Union force insists it still has control of the town.

The governor of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region Ibrahim Adam told the AFP news agency that al-Shabab secured took the t [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


7,408 Nigerians overstayed their visas in 2015 – US Immigration

The United States Department of Homeland Security has said 7, 408 Nigerians out of 183, 907, departures overstayed their visas, while 627 people left the US in 2015 after expiration of their permit.

The report disclosed that 6,781 Nigerians overstayed their visas and refused to leave after thei [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


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