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Let me start with an apocryphal story of a highrise building with slippery and wobbly stairs. Upon appointment of a new property manager and an inspection of the stairs, an order for the immediate rem
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto A Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto has granted bail to two traders at the Sokoto old market, Shittu Abdullahi and Tukur Sabaru, standing trial on allegations of selling an
Shoprite Nigeria has announced that it is offering discounted sales to its customers to mark the Black Friday. According to the retail giant, most of the products under its food and beverage and house
Fola Ojo willieojo@yahoo.com At first, it tingled and jingled our ears like rattling fake news. A military coup d’état that sought to end the 37-year reign of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe skulked int
…take over traffic control There was drama on Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos on Thursday as truck drivers embarked on a peaceful protest against extortion by security operatives and traffic management off
Anna Okon The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof Felix Salako, has advised the Federal Government to increase cassava production in order to meet the
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics has said it will soon begin to use the Tourism Satellite Account framework to ensure a more robust and realistic aggregation of tourism statisti
’Tunji Ajibade tunjioa@yahoo.com 08036683657 the debate surrounding a planned sack of unqualified elementary school teachers in Kaduna State is well-known. The view of the state governor, Mallam Nas
Anna Okon The International Trade Centre and the Nigeria Export Promotion Council have collaborated to build capacity among women entrepreneurs in global trade. The capacity building is in line with t
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Federal Government, through the Universal Basic Education Commission, has conducted a two-day “efficiency and achievement test” in 1,512 schools, with 60,480 pupils and 3,
Palestine’s football team achieved their highest ranking in history on Thursday, rising above Israel in the FIFA world rankings for the first time, AFP reports. The head of the Palestinian football
’Femi Asu Dangote Cement Plc on Thursday said the opening of its new cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, had added fillip to the ongoing efforts at economic emancipation of Africa. The new pla
Ekpo Uduakobong S., Lagos State, ekpo.uduakobong@yahoo.com: Not a sheer display of ignorance occurred but a hidden show of power between two governmental agencies on Tuesday at the country’s capital
Jekwu Ozoemene The first reality check on the 2018 budget proposals is the illusion of a “record budget” or “record spend” as propagated by some sections of the local and foreign media. To det
•BATN Foundation supports farmers with loans Okechukwu Nnodim and Feyisayo Popoola In a bid to break the monoculture system and widen the resource base of the economy, agricultural experts have advi
A youth soccer referee in Beverly Hills resigned earlier this month over what he says is his own personal disgust with the parents of the children he is refereeing. In a letter originally posted by a
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld on Thanksgiving encouraged Americans to have a psychedelic experience. The co-hosts of Fox’s The Five answers questions from their viewers on Thursday. One person wan
A 70-year-old man who spent almost 40 years of his life in prison for murders he didn’t commit has been pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown. Read Full Article at RT.com
Two policemen, including a former ‘Best Cop’ awardee, were yesterday charged with the murder of businessman Godfrey Scipio, called ‘Sagga’, who was gunned down outside of a city hotel last mon
One of the most advanced Royal Navy warships, which cost around £1 billion, had to abort its mission in the Persian Gulf and return to the UK. This leaves the country without a seawort
Meat industry group Kosarom Pascani exports 17% to 20% of its meat production to countries like Germany and Spain, says founder and development director Neculai Apostol.
Lokomotiv will play its final away game against Czech Fastav Zlin on December 7
John Bonifaz has spent years working to get big money out of politics and checking excessive corporate power. Recently he helped the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, ban super PACs and prevent forei
Actress Uma Thurman has hinted that she’s about to come forward with her own “#MeToo” story about sexual harassment — and she is taking direct aim at disgraced former Hollywoo
The Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria also said that as many as 69 Syrian returned to their homes from refugee camps
The list aims to raise the profile of changemakers in emerging Europe
The challengers were selected by Res Publica, Google, Visegrad Fund and the Financial Times.
Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro was caught on air telling someone she was pissed off at them. After returning from a commercial break, the Fox News host was apparently caught berating one of her col
Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has removed a page seeking to raise funds to cover the funeral expenses of the late Charles Manson. Read Full Article at RT.com
Video hosting giant YouTube has begun clamping down on content showing children in vulnerable situations as well as disturbing material aimed at children. The move followed a wave of cr
Niyi  Odebode,  Olalekan Adetayo, Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba and Olaleye Aluko The Presidency is still waiting for the official reports on what transpired between the officials of the Depart
“I saw this little flower as I was coming back from my class…and it really gave me a strong sense of hope.” Connecting with nature improves people’s moods. Pixabay Twentieth Century German
In a remarkably patronizing and tone-deaf moment – even for him – President Trump has decided that the torrent of protest against sexual assault is “very, very good for women. And I&
The story is one many expectant fathers wonder about: “If I have to rush my wife to the hospital to give birth and a cop sees me, will he give me an escort with all the bells and whistles –
A new report from the New York Times offers the clearest evidence yet that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is getting ready to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’
PAS Survey: State will benefit the most from higher surcharges
Israel is covertly cooperating with some Arab nations, the Israeli PM has revealed, expressing hope that this practice will expand. Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelation comes after IDF chi
An active phase of hostilities in Syria is reaching completion. The Islamic State has been defeated. While some hotspots of combat action are still observed across Syria, they are of a sporadic nature
NATIONAL Police in Spain have warned consumers to be on the look-out for 'typical' scams likely to appear over 'Black Friday', where retailers across the globe ...
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne. The Frenchman made 11 changes to the team that b
The price of butter has increased by 56 percent
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, last evening, announced that the Government of Guyana has received more than 70 unsolicited Expressions of Interest from investors, who are interested in turning arou
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has approved fresh budget support loan facility for 35 states across the country. Each of the states will get N800m, totaling N28bn to meet their salarie
Ife Ogunfuwa President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a thirty-member tripartite National Minimum Wage committee in commencement of negotiations for a new wage for Nigerian workers.
The Observatory for Murdered Women has recorded 18 femicides since the beginning of 2017, the lowest number in 14 years, says a women’s union. "This is the third year we have seen a decrease in the
€620,000 has been spent on the military training centre this year.
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has set up a committee saddled with the responsibility of organising a state burial for a former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme,  who died on Sunday
The implementation of gas infrastructure projects TANAP and Shah Deniz 2 is expected to provide impetus to growth of Azerbaijan`s economy from 2018, according to the Transition Report of the European
Originally, the tram track should have been put back in operation on November 15
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, November 23, held a meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk in Brussels, ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit to be held Nov
An Irish priest has criticized the Catholic Church for what he sees as its failure to train priests in the practice of combating demonic possession. Read Full Article at RT.com
According to Armiya.az, a serviceman named Karen Arekelyan, while being at the fighting post, made a self-shot, shooting himself in the leg.
Below is a roundup of major events on Thursday, 23 November:
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports. The alleged incident o
Former Prime Minister David Cameron may have “done some sort of deal” with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch before the 2010 general election, according to former Tory justice secretary K
The Armenian Armed Forces continue the exercises in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Sudan is against US meddling in the affairs of Arab states, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi Thursday. He also said Was
This year's Zois Prize for lifetime achievement was conferred to physicist Slobodan Žumer for his research in soft matter physics as the highest national honours for science were given out at a
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