President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge humanitarian challenges in Nigeria’s… Continue reading Buhari praises UN for support against Boko Haram
The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has described North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as a rocket man on a suicide mission. And he said his country will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge. Trump spoke today at the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, his… Continue reading Trump says North Korea leader on suicide mission
The Israeli parliament has adopted a law aimed at blocking access to websites that incite crime, a Knesset spokesman said on Tuesday. The law allows courts to ban websites that incite violence, support terrorist activities or advocate prostitution or child pornography. It is the first time that Israel has passed a law limiting online content,… Continue reading Israel adopts new method of blocking crime
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He died on Thursday after being denied permission by the Chinese authorities to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of… Continue reading Chinese dissident Liu dies in custody
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday said the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, would be certified on July 21. Mr Rabiu Yadudu, the Director of Operations, FAAN, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the Quarterly Breakfast Meeting of the Aviation Roundtable (ART) in Lagos. Yadudu said that… Continue reading Lagos Airport to be certified July 21 – FAAN
With the rising spate of ethnic-based agitations and geo-political discontent in Nigeria, many stakeholders are of the view that the 2014 National Conference report should be revisited. The proponents of the implementation of the report posit that some of the recommendations therein proffered solutions to the contending issues. Just recently, the Senate asked the Acting… Continue reading 2014 National Conference Report: To be or not to be?
Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and has given Etisalat Nigeria three weeks to phase out the brand in the country. The decision of the Abu Dhabi owned telecommunications networks resulted after its $1.7 billion loan talks collapsed. Chief executive of Etisalat International, Hatem Dowidar said on Monday that the there was… Continue reading Etisalat pulls out of Nigeria