Australian negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis, has raised questions over the value of the United States (US) involvement in Nigeriaâ€™s war against Boko Haram. He has also given an insight into how the insurgents ambushed Nigerian soldiers, as a result of the hostile terrain in the North-East.
Davis, who was in the country for four months, trying to negotiate the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, told TheCable by phone from Australia, that it would appear America was not sharing intelligence
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the killers of two American journalists will be brought to justice, and their barbaric acts will do nothing to intimidate the United States.
Terror group ISIS released a video Tuesday showing the apparent beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. A day later, U.S. officials said the video is authentic.
The killing is the second beheading of an American journalist in two weeks, and the militant group said it's a result of Obama's decision to conduct airstrikes
Rivers State government has said it was able to reach out to about 96 per cent of the high risk cases of Ebola virus, who had primary contacts with the late Dr Iyke Enemuo, who died of the disease some two weeks ago.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Samson Parker, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in his office, on Tuesday, adding that the state government had attained an appreciable success rate in tracing those who had primary contact with the late doctor.
The health commissioner
Three minors from the same parentage, on Tuesday, escaped death by the whiskers when their flat in a four-storey building was engulfed with fire at 62, Francis Street, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that trouble started for the minors when their mother (names withheld) reportedly locked them up in the flat and left to play lotto lottery at noon.
It was also gathered from a reliable sources that this was the second time fire would engulf the building and that the earlier
The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Ogun State chapter, has faulted the Federal Government over the extension in the resumption date of both public and private primary and secondary schools across the country for the 2014/2015 academic session.
The Federal Government had extended the resumption date from September 16 to October 13, due to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
The body argued that the extension of school resumption would have adverse effect
PUBLICITY secretaries of All Progressives Congress (APC) in states across the federation have been called upon to remain steadfast and courageous in the discharge of their responsibilities, by exposing to the world ills of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead 2015.
Lagos State APC chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, gave the advice on Tuesday, while addressing the party spokespersons from 36 state chapters, who converged on Ikeja-GRA, Lagos, to draw up approaches to tame the PDP, in the buildup
Determined to stop the over-reliance on foreign aids to tackle the rising wave of terror attacks on the continent, African leaders, on Tuesday, agreed to consider the possibility of establishing a special, continental fund to be used in tackling terrorism in the continent during the next African Union (AU) summit scheduled to hold in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
They advised against payment of ransom and encouragement of financial terrorism and urged member states to ensure that their territories were
ALHAJI Ahmadu Fintiri, the acting governor of Adamawa State has revealed that the rapid transformation of the state is the reason behind his aspiration to contest the governorship bye-election.
Speaking with newsmen in Yola, he stated that his emergence was an act of God and that was why his initial disqualification, which sparked a protest in the state turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
â€œThe reaction of the people, when I was initially disqualified, showed that the people of Adamawa are
THE Federal Government, on Tuesday, assured that concrete efforts are being made to address the various demands of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and its College of Education Academic Staff Union counterpart, which had led to protracted industrial action by the unions.
Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, reiterated the Federal Governmentâ€™s commitment to end crisis and restore industrial peace to the nationâ€™s tertiary institution at a meeting with the committee of chairmen
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a United Nationâ€™s agency, on Tuesday said the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has caused cross-border trade disruptions that could result in food shortage in the sub-region.
Ebola Virus Disease has hit five countries, including Nigeria, with 3,052 cases reported and 1,546 people killed, according to the World Health Organisation.
The agency, in Special Alert 333, said movement restrictions and quarantine zones created to curb the spread of the
The ninth edition of popular Reality TV show, Big Brother Africa has been postponed after a fire gutted the house reserved for the housemates, the showâ€™s producers said on Tuesday.
According to a statement by M-Net and Endemol, as well as tweets on the Big Brother Africa Twitter handle, the â€œdevastating fireâ€ has necessitated a need to postpone the September 7, 2014 launch of the Big Brother Hotshots.
It said, â€œThe cause of the fire, at this stage, is unknown and investigations will commence
THE Federal Government will soon commence construction work on the railway from Lagos to Calabar, President Goodluck Jonathan has stated.
President Jonathan who made the disclosure in Calabar on Tuesday, during ground-breaking ceremony of the United Nigeria Cement Company (UNICEM) 2.5 million metric tonness cement plant in Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state, said the railway, when completed,would contribute in no small measure to easing the problem of transportation as well as accelerate
THE campaign group for the return of the former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, Team Akala 2015 Project, on Tuesday, unveils the campaign programme of the Ogbomosho-born politician towards the 2015 election.
The coordinator of the group, Prince Niran Adeyoju, said the former governor would formally declare his intention to run for the governorship again under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, at the party secretariat, in Ibadan, and will be received
PRESIDENCY, on Tuesday, appealed to Nigerian youths to take advantage of the Federal Governmentâ€™s employment generation activities to get themselves out of unemployment market, by keying into any of its various programmes designed for that purpose.
Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mrs Josephine A. Washima, made the plea on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen shortly after her visit to national secretariat of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national secretariat,
Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for allegedly politicising the restriction of commercial motor cyclists, from some roads in the state.
Chairman of the party, Henry Ajomale, gave the condemnation at a press conference he addressed at the APC secretariat on ACME Road, Lagos, accusing the PDP of playing politics with the lives of the people of the state.
He, however, insisted that the APC government would
KANO State governor, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso may declare his interest to contest the 2015 presidential intention, this month, on the platform of All Progressive Ccongress (APC).
According to a source, speaking with Nigerian Tribune at that government house, it is evident that the incumbent governor will declare intention to contest for the 2015 presidential election, this month.
He further stated that Governor Kwankwasoâ€™s plan to declare his intention for the presidential seat is based on series of
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday claimed that it was clear that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was behind Boko Haram insurgency for the sole purpose of winning 2015 presidential election for President Goodluck Jonathan.
The party has therefore, called on President Jonathan to summon the courage to do the right thing and hand over the identified Boko Haram sponsors to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation and prosecution.
The party maintained that, â€œthere is
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Tuesday, in Ibadan, commissioned a 24-classroom model college project of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Oyo Chapter, which was built with the sum of N280, 756,467.
Ajimobi, while commissioning the project, which included a block of science laboratories, a borehole, school hall, a library, a computer room and a studentsâ€™ healthcare unit, saluted the ingenuity and creativity of the state NUT, noting that the edifice will serve as a reference point for
THE Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF)and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), on Tuesday, said the Federal Government was committed to the reformation of the various obsolete laws in the country, especially those that promoted the growth and development of the nationâ€™s economy.
Speaking at a workshop on the Sale of Goods Act in Nigeria, organised by the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC) and the presentation of the 2013 Law Reform journal in Abuja on Tuesday, Adoke said