Saraki: We don’t mind losing Senate Presidency Oyegun

The National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has given the clearest indication yet that the party does not mind losing the Senate Presidency over the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Odigie-Oyegun in an interview with online newspaper, PremiumTimes, weekend, said there is always a [...]

FG to get France’ 50million loan for power training in Nigeria

The Nigerian government will next month sign a €50million loan arrangement with the French government for the development and upgrading of power training facilities in the country.
Director-General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN, Mr. Reuben Okeke, who dropped the hint at the graduation ceremony of the NAPTIN Gra [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Bank depositors’ fund hits N17trn in 2015

Depositors funds with all commercial banks in the country has hit N17.3 trillion as at December 2015, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, has said.
Managing Director/CEO of the NDIC, Umaru Ibrahim, said about 67 million depositors tied to this sum have been provided with over 90 percent of insurance coverage.
Speaking at [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Syria conflict: Truce in danger of collapse - Obama and UN

President Obama and UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura have said they fear the fragile truce in Syria is collapsing.
In the latest violence, 18 people were reported to have died in government air strikes in Aleppo and a Syrian warplane was said to have crashed near Damascus.
Speaking in Geneva, Mr de Mistura said he wanted to call a r [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

EU to draw up tax haven blacklist

EU nations have agreed to draw up a blacklist of tax havens in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks.
Finance ministers have endorsed the move, which is to be completed by the end of the summer.
The European Commission says nations on the tax blacklist should be sanctioned if appeals for change go unheeded.
The leak of millions o [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

US suicide rate surges, particularly among white people

The suicide rate in the US has surged to its highest level in almost three decades, according to a new report.
The increase is particularly pronounced among middle-age white people who now account for a third of all US suicides.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report did not offer an explanation for the steep ris [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Mali arrests suspected Bamako hotel attacks mastermind

Authorities in Mali say they have arrested a Mauritanian man suspected of masterminding deadly attacks on hotels in the country last year.
Fawaz Ould Ahmeida is accused of planning, among others, the November attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako that left 20 dead.
Security services said he had been plotting to carry [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Kwara assembly reopens investigation into fertilizer diversion

The Kwara State House of Assembly last Wednesday vowed to re-investigate the alleged diversion of fertilizers in Moro local government area in 2010.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Mathew Okedare, gave the indication at plenary while reacting to a petition on fertilizer scandal in Moro presented by Adebayo Mohammed representing Malete-lpa [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Head of service tasks NIMC on bio-data collection

The Head of Service of the Federation, Ms. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has urged the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, to fast track its efforts in ensuring that there is a bio-data collection for all Nigerians.
She gave the charge in her office when a delegation from the commission paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja, recently. 

Tue, 26 April 2016

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PhotoSyria conflict: Truce in danger of collapse - Obama and UN

President Obama and UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura have said they fear the fragile truce in Syria is collapsing.
In the latest violence, 1 [...]

26 April 2016

PhotoEU to draw up tax haven blacklist

EU nations have agreed to draw up a blacklist of tax havens in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks.
Finance ministers have endorsed the move, [...]

26 April 2016