Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:36

Army recorded highest casualty in 2015/16

Minister of Defence retired Brigadier-General Mansur Dan-Ali has said the military recorded the highest casualty in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency and Niger Delta militancy in the last two years.

Published in Domestic
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 14:08

Sports Ministry Reshuffles Secretaries

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced the redeployment of national association secretaries with the Nigeria Football Federation scribe, Mohammed Sanusi and his boxing counterpart Chimezie Asiegbu retaining their seats.

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DR Congo and Morocco advanced into the quarter-finals of AFCON 2017 after both teams won their last Group C match against Togo and defending champions Côte d'Ivoire.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:52

14 killed in attack in Mogadishu

At least fourteen people were killed when fighters from Somalia's al Shabaab group rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel in the capital Mogadishu and stormed the building, where politicians often stay.

Published in World/Int'l
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:48

Senate calls for more partnership with the UN

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has called for more partnership between the United Nations and the Nigerian Senate for greater relief, economic recovery and rehabilitation of lives.

Published in Domestic
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:48

Trump to build Mexico border wall

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, saying a big day is planned on national security. Building a 2,000-mile wall along the Mexican border was one of his key proposals during the presidential election campaign.

Published in World/Int'l
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:37

NEITI unveils new guidelines

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has launched new guidelines that would reveal the real owners of oil, gas and mining companies in Nigeria.

Published in Domestic
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:37

Federal government introduces MSME clinics

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has restated the present administration’s determination to end the frustration people face in doing business with government agencies.
Osinbajo said this at the media launch of Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises, MSME clinics at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Published in Domestic


The federal government says the committee for review of the minimum wage will be inaugurated in February.
This was made known by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Labour and Employment on Media, Nwachukwu Obidiwe.

Published in Domestic
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:30

Algeria's coach quits after AFCON exit

 Algeria's Belgian coach Georges Leekens has quit his job after the side crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations.Algeria was one of the pre-tournament favourites for the competition in Gabon but failed to win a game in their opening group.

Published in Sports
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