Makkah emir launches ‘New Taif City’ projects

TAIF – Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, announced on Wednesday the beginning of the implementation phase of the ‘New Taif City’ projects. These projects include Taif International Airport, Taif University, development of Souk Okaz, Oasis of Technology, residential township and industrial city. The emir also […]

Tuition hike suspended for 2 years

RIYADH — The Education Ministry has announced it will suspend any increase of tuition fees by private and international schools for two years. Director of Education in Riyadh Abdullah Al-Mani said the schools can continue the latest tuition fees approved for the academic years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. “Schools are also not allowed to instruct students […]

Citizens blame expats for chaos in Khobar district

DAMMAM — The mayor of Al-Khobar has assured the residents of the Sabeekha area of the city who are up in arms against the prolonged neglect from the local administration that the authorities were working hard to solve this issue, Al-Yaum newspaper reported. People of Sabeekha were unhappy with the chaos and infrastructural problems in […]

No Plan to close Bida School of Nursing – Gov. Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has debunked the rumour that his administration plan to close down the School of Nursing, Bida. The Governor  gave this assurance during an unschedule visit to Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar in his Wadata Palace in Bida. Governor Sani Bello who expressed shock and surprise at the rumour […]

Why we’re demanding Nnamdi Kanu’s immediate release – Soludo, Utomi, others

Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “national cohesion”. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mr. Soludo and other members of the […]

Saudi Aramco to acquire 50% stake in Petronas’ RAPID assets

KUALA LUMPUR — Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed a share purchase agreement with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), allowing the latter to acquire a 50 percent equity in the Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development’s (RAPID) refinery and cracker assets. Witnessed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Malaysian Prime […]

Nigerian govt endorses football chief Pinnick for CAF position

The Federal Government on Tuesday endorsed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amadu Pinnick, to contest for an elective position in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, election. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, said this at an emergency meeting of NFF convened by the minister in his office at the Abuja National […]

Northern train cheers up expats

JEDDAH — There is something extremely exhilarating about boarding a train as it chugs out of the platform and look for a window seat to have a flurry view of the desert. The maiden passenger train service between Riyadh and Qassim is evoking overwhelming response from commuters as they cheerfully enjoy a comfort journey on […]

Boko Haram suspect, who escaped from SSS custody, rearrested

A Boko Haram suspect who escaped from the custody of the State Security Service, SSS, has been rearrested. Muktar Suleiman and others still at large escaped from SSS (also called DSS) custody in 2015, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that Mr. Suleiman be remanded in prison […]

King receives lifetime outstanding achievement award

Kuala Lumpur – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was conferred on Tuesday the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Islamic service and moderation) and Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award by the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) at a special convocation ceremony held at the university on Tuesday evening. The honors […]