Expert warns on dangers of indiscriminate dumping of waste

Dr Garuba Yakubu, Head of Historical Pathology, Federal Medical Centre,  Keffi, Nasarawa State, says there are several health implication of indiscriminate dumping of refuse around living environments. Yakubu said this in an interview with newsmen...

NGE President urges female politicians to start career at grassroots

The President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mrs Funke Egbemode, has urged female politicians in Nigeria to begin their political careers early at the grassroots. Egbemode made the call in an interview with...

ANEC kicks off in Asaba

The 14th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC) has kicked off in Asaba, the Delta capital, with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the host Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa in attendance. Details later.............................

Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania –police

Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped on Thursday morning by gunmen in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said. Mohammed Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests...

Stop coercing witnesses to implicate me- Fayose tells EFCC

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of shopping for evidence to nail him. He alleged that the anti-graft agency had started coercing witnesses to implicate...

Nigeria losing out on literate, skilled workforce – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund says Nigeria is losing out on a literate and skilled workforce it needs to grow economically due to a huge number of out-of-school children. Newsmen reported that the Deputy Representative,...

China has no intention of interfering in U.S. politics: Commerce ministry

China has no intention of interfering in U.S. politics and hopes Washington would stop finding excuses for its unilateralism and trade protectionism, the Chinese commerce ministry’s spokesman said on Thursday. Recently, U.S. Vice President Mike...

Boxing in Nigeria needs more promoters, official says

Rafiu Ladipo, the President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), on Thursday in Lagos said more promoters were needed to contribute to the boxing sport’s development in Nigeria. Ladipo told newsmen he...

An open La Liga is good for the game- Pires

The current Sanish football season has been the most open in years and will only be of benefit to football, former France midfielder and World Cup winner Robert Pires says. This season more La Liga clubs are...

9 killed as heavy rains continue in Sri Lanka

The death toll from the adverse weather in Sri Lanka rose to nine on Tuesday as heavy winds and rains continued to lash out across the country. This adverse weather leads to thousands of people...

Herdsmen crisis caused by water scarcity-Tinubu

An All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has asked the government to immediately convert unused land to grazing routes as this will curb incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Tinubu said this in Abuja on...

Pakistan expels 18 international aid groups

The Pakistani Government has ordered at least 18 International Aid Groups to wind up their operations and leave the country within two months, Officials said on Friday. ActionAid, Open Society Foundation, Save the Children and...

S.Korea jails former president Lee for 15-years on corruption charges

A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges. Lee,...

South Africa train collision injures 320 people

No fewer than 320 people were injured when packed train travelling from South Africa’s business hub Johannesburg to Pretoria crashed into the back of a stationary train, Metrorail authorities said on Friday. The collision, which...