Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:50


Four heads of agencies and colleges in Nigeria’s aviation industry have been sacked.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, says President Muhammadu
Buhari has approved the sack and the appointments of new chief executive officers to run the agencies.

Those relieved of their jobs are the Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Emma Anasi; and the Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, Anthony Anuforom.

Others are the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Samuel Caulcrick; and the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau.

Published in Domestic
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:47


Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2016 at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich on Monday.

Ronaldo beat off competition from Lionel Messi, Atletico Madrid and Antoine Griezmann to claim his fourth individual award.
It was a memorable year for Ronaldo as he helped Madrid claim their 11th UEFA Champions League.
He also captained Portugal to the European Championships in France.
The Best FIFA Women's Player, USA's Carlo Lloyd was picked ahead of Melanie Behringer of Germany and Bayern Munich, and Marta of Brazil and FC Rosengard.
Following Leicester City's fairytale run to the English Premier League title, Italian coach Claudio Ranieri was awarded The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award.

Published in Sports
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:12


Today is a public holiday in Iran set apart for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran.

Rafsanjan died at the age of 82 and the government announced three days of mourning.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led tributes in which he called him a great man of the Islamic revolution and a companion of struggle" despite their differences.
Rafsanjani served as president from 1989 to 1997 and played a key role in the 1979 revolution.

Published in World/Int'l

The Bring Back Our Girls group says the plight of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs requires serious and urgent support.

The group made their position known on the second day of its Global Week of Action to mark one thousand days of the abduction of the Chibok girls.

According to the statement, the Chibok girls are themselves IDPs wherever they may be.

The statement signed by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili
added that the IDPs are forgotten and treated as second-class humans which they are not.

It described the condition of IDPs in Nigeria as huge humanitarian tragedy that the government is not responding to with the required urgency.

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