It was a parade of men and women adorned in colourful attires and costumes depicting an array of cultures and traditions cutting across the length and breadth of the country including the Federal capital Territory at the opening ceremony of the 27th National Festival of Arts and Culture, (... Read more
New Petition Urges Egypt’s Military Chief to run for President
A group of professionals and former army officers launched Monday a petition urging Egypt’s military chief, who ousted the country’s first freely elected leader, to run for president, highlighting the yearning for a strongman to take charge after nearly three years of turmoil. The campaign for Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi... Read more
Renegade PDP Governors Withdraws Demand on Jonathan’s 2015 Ambition
Following the volte face made by the seven renegade governors of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the splinter faction of the party which they founded have withdrawn their demand for President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind his ambition to run for a second term in the 2015 presidential election.... Read more
NDDC Commissions Solar-powered Street Lighting for UNIBEN
In line with the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has commissioned 149 units of solar powered street light at the University of Benin, Edo State. Speaking during the commissioning of the light project, the NDDC acting Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Christy Atako, said the... Read more
Delta Honours Okagbare, Prepares Star for 2016 Olympic Gold
      Okagbare gets $120,000 yearly training grant Named Youth Ambassador         Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State Friday in Asaba honoured Delta-born Africa’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare with a charge on politicians not to distract the athlete as she prepares for the 2016 Olympics.... Read more
Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar   National Table Tennis coach, Richard Edem, has assured on need to groom upcoming and talented  table tennis players to enrich the pool of players which abound in Nigeria. Edem, a coach with Cross River Sports Commission, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in... Read more
Nigerian Leader Sacks Nine Cabinet Ministers
In an apparent move to rid his cabinet of partisan appointees loyal to those opposed to his leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers. A source told told www.Africanewscircle.com that the move was in consonance with an agreement reached with defecting... Read more
“No New PDP in Bayelsa State”, Says State Branch of Embattled Ruling Party
  The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has denied the existence of a new PDP in the state, saying the party remained a united body marching ahead to fulfill its destiny as laid down by the founding fathers.   In a statement in Yenagoa, the ,Secretary of PDP... Read more
Baraje PDP Faction Accuses Tukur of Disrespect for the Rule of Law, Wants Sealed Office Re-opened
The splinter Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Executive Committee chaired by Alhaji Kuwa Baraje has called on Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar to as a matter of urgency reopen its national secretariat which was sealed last week. The Baraje-led faction which identifies itself as the “new PDP” condemned in... Read more
Shell begins Negotiation with Nigerians over Devastating Spill
Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria’s southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria’s history. Some experts say two oil spills that started in 2008 caused the largest loss... Read more