Putin Faults U.S Congress on Empowering Action against Syria Without U.N
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an “act of aggression”. He said “anything that is outside the U.N. Security Council... Read more
German Intelligence Agency links Assad with Chemical Attack using Phone Reference
A Hezbollah official has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered a poison gas attack last month and that it considered the move a mistake which showed he was losing his grip, according to German intelligence. Participants at a confidential meeting of German lawmakers on Monday said the head of... Read more
Super Eagles’ Calabar camp bubbles for Saturday’s 2014 World cup qualifier against Flames of Malawi
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The Super Eagles Chief Coach,  Stephen Keshi says the team is not under any pressure in their final  group F African qualifier for Brazil 2014 World Cup match Saturday in  Calabar. Keshi stated this on Wednesday in Calabar at a media briefing on the team’s... Read more
Don’t turn Taraba to State of Impunity — Femi Falana
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to key players in Taraba politics to desist from turning it to “State of Impunity’’. He sated this in Calabar in an interview with journalists at the on-going bar conference at Tinapa Resort. According to Falana... Read more
NDDC to Hand over 600-metre Ibeno Bridge, Donate Computers to Tertiary Institutions in N/Delta
The 600-metre bridge across the Qua Iboe River in Akwa Ibom State, built by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been completed and would be officially handed over to the benefiting communities soon. Inspecting the 6.7-kilometre Iko-Atabrikang-Opolom-Iwuo Achang road and the 600-metre bridge on Friday, the acting Managing... Read more
Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor boss laments Country’s ‘worrisome’ unemployment rate
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Lamido Sanusi Lamido, Monday expressed concerns over what he called current worrisome rate of unemployment in Nigeria. He said this in Calabar Monday at the official launching of the CBN South South Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)... Read more
Youth Involvement in Agriculture takes Centre Stage as Nigeria Launches new Initiative at Economic Summit
President Goodluck Jonathan will launch an agricultural initiative at the opening of this year’s Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) 19 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja today (Tuesday). The programme, referred to as Nagropreneurs programme, is targeted at encouraging youths into commercial agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural... Read more
Mandela Spends first Night at Home After Hospitalization, Remains Critically ill
Nelson Mandela spent a first night back home after being discharged from hospital Sunday, but the South African government said the anti-apartheid hero remains critically ill and under intensive care. The former president had been in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months, spending his 95th birthday there as... Read more
FG should Withdraw Query to Odimegwu and Apologies to him – CAN
  The call by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on President Goodluck Jonathan to make sure that the chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Festus Odimegwu does not supervise the 2016 census is misplaced. The question we are asking is: which part of the North are they saying... Read more
Nigeria’s Ruling Party Splits in two at Special National Convention
President Goodluck Jonathan, Saturday, said that the 14-year-rule of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was a blessing to the Nigeria. In a speech to the Special National Convention of the ruling party, Jonathan hailed the numerous achievements in many sectors of the country including communication, power, education and transportation as... Read more