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FCTA to retrieve all government lands

The FCT Administration has vowed that any government landed property illegally encroached upon by any person or organization would be retrieved and returned to the government. 

Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, made the disclosure during an unscheduled visit to the Abuja Environmental [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Jiba appeals to NULGE to call off strike

The chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Hon. Micah Jiba, has appealed to the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NLUGE, to call-off its industrial strike.

Jiba made the call in Abuja while meeting with journalists in Abuja, saying that the chairmen of th [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


APC area council candidates remove Buhari’s pix from posters

Ahead of the March 19 area council poll in the Federal Capital Territory, candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have removed the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari from their campaign posters.

Prior to now, most of the candidates featured the picture of the president as a means t [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Bukola Saraki: Judiciary on the Cross

The trial of Senator Olubukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will continue on Friday, March 11, 2016, since the Supreme Court ordered the senate president to go and face trial at the tribunal.

The trial itself has generated a lot of controversie [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Bangladesh bank hackers fail in bid to net $1bn

Cyberthieves who targeted Bangladesh's central bank tried to get away with $1bn (£700m), reports Reuters.

Quoting banking officials, the agency said the gang behind the raid used stolen credentials to make requests to transfer cash look legitimate.

If all the requests had gone [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Paris attackers ’feature in IS recruitment files’

The names of three of the Paris attackers appear in files leaked from the Islamic State militant group, according to German media reports.

The three are believed to have carried out the worst attack, at the Bataclan theatre, where 90 people died.

The IS files, obtained by German, UK and [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


President Koroma of Sierra Leone block abortion bill again

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has again refused to sign a bill legalising abortion, saying it should be put to a referendum.

It was unanimously passed by MPs in December, but Mr Koroma refused to sign it after protests by religious leaders.

After consultations, MPs retur [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Trump calls off Chicago rally following violent clashes

Donald Trump has called off a rally in Chicago after protests against the Republican presidential front-runner led to violent clashes.

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the venue at the University of Illinois at Chicago hours before Mr Trump was due.

Inside the auditorium, fighting brok [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


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