Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna residents cry out: Bandits, kidnappers keep attacking us

Activities of armed bandits and kidnappers have continued in Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina states despite ongoing security operations to clear the criminals, residents in affected communities in the states have said. Major security operations were launched recently by the Nigerian Army, Air Force and the police in parts of the affected states to check rising […]

Zamfara Emirs apologise to NAF over killings allegations

By Abubakar Ahmed The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has apologized to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over its recent allegations that innocent citizens were killed in the state during air strikes by personnel of the Air Force. The Chairman Council of Chiefs, who is also the Emir of Anka, made […]

Ukraine: Comedian Zelensky beats Poroshenko in stadium debate

Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian tipped to take over Ukraine’s presidency vowed on Friday to dismantle the old political system as he went head-to-head with his incumbent rival in an extraordinary stadium debate before Sunday’s vote. Polls show Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old standup comic with no political experience, handily defeating President Petro Poroshenko in a second-round […]

Mozambique revokes 145 mining titles

Mozambique has taken measures to sanitise activities in the mining sector, revoking more than 145 titles in the first quarter of the year. The Director of Mozambique’s National Institute of Mines (IMAMI), Adriano Sênvano, said: “Among the irregularities committed by the mining companies are the deadlines for expired licenses.’’ The holders also failed to submit […]

Mueller Report: Mitt Romney sickened by Trump’s behaviour

Republican Senator Mitt Romney from Utah, said Friday that he was “sickened” by what he read in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s attempts to cover it up. “It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with […]

Trump’s approval rating sinks to 37 per cent

The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points, the lowest level of the year following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election. The Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, is the first national survey […]

Eligibility: Why TCN wants high power users taken from DisCos

…N1.5bn market shortfall may worsen – ANED It was a tense atmosphere recently at a public hearing in Abuja where the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) requested that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) nullified the Transition Electricity Market Supplementary Order (TEMSO) so that high power customers with the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) could become […]

Onnoghen denies confessing to guilt, knows fate Thursday

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, yesterday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that his statement to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was not a confession to any guilt. Onnoghen, while adopting his final written address, told the tribunal, through his counsel, Okon Nkanu Effiong (SAN), that the submission of […]

Restoring the Notre-Dame Cathedral will take years: Bishop

The newly elected president of the Bishops’ Conference of France, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort said it will take ‘years of work’ to restore the Notre-Dame Cathedral, gutted by fire on Monday. He said this as Parisians mourned the devastation of their historic monument, over 800 years old and as the Pinault family, one of the richest […]