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How Nigeria Beat Polio

Published in Tech & Green News
Friday, 31 July 2015 05:59

Computer-generated model of a poliovirus. Calysta Images ;Getty Images/Tetra images RFA quarter-century campaign brings the world tantalizingly close to eradicating a disease

It’s easy not to notice a negative. A house burns down on your block and it’s all you can talk about. But a house doesn’t burn down? Where’s the news?

Still, absence can be the stuff of headlines, and that fact has rarely been truer than it is in Nigeria today

MEND CombatantsThere was palpable tension yesterday in the nine states of the Niger Delta region following the decision of the foremost ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo known along the creeks and waterways of the region as Tompolo to summon ex-militant generals to a meeting in Bayelsa State under the Movement for the Enmancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).

Union decries killing of Nigerian in South Africa

Published in News
Friday, 24 July 2015 09:45

Dead BodyThe president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, on Thursday, decried the killing of a Nigerian in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

A Nigerian, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo state, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday.

President BuhariThe Federal Government has obtained a $2.1 billion credit from the World Bank to rebuild the North-East zone devastated by the jihadist group, Boko Haram.

President Muhammadu Buhari announced this in Washington DC, United States, Wednesday.

Mr. Buhari is currently in the U.S. on a four-day official visit where he has discussed bilateral issues with President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials.

Obama expresses confidence in Buhari’s leadership style

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:38

Buhari-meets-ObamaPresident Barack Obama on Monday said he has confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership style, and assured of U.S. government’s continued support for Nigeria to achieve desired goals.

Mr. Obama spoke when he received Mr. Buhari at the White House where both leaders held extensive bilateral talks.

Internet ScamSix Nigerian nationals were extradited from South Africa to Gulfport, Mississippi, to face a nine-count federal indictment in the Southern District of Mississippi alleging various Internet fraud schemes. A total of 20 defendants are charged in this case.

Nigerian businessman shot at Yeoville JHB

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:53

Yeovile StreetsThe Nigeria Union in South Africa, on Tuesday, lamented the shooting of a Nigerian businessman, Emeka Nwankwo, in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

Mr Emeka Ezinteje, the Public Relations Officer of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg that the body had received the report of the incident.

Boko Haram Violence Tests Nigerians’ Faith in Buhari

Published in News
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 07:11

President BukariIn the past week, Boko Haram militants have slaughtered villagers and bombed churches and mosques across Nigeria’s north, challenging the new president’s promises to stem the six-year insurgency and testing Nigerians’ faith in his ability to do so.

anambra-protestersThe commercial city of Anambra State was Saturday literarily shutdown by protesters following the report that the Federal Government was planning to transfer Boko Haram detainees to prisons in the state.

Traders in the state as early as 9am shut their shops in major cities of Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, Ekwulobia and Agulu, to kick against the purported plan.

Gay Marriage - Nigerian Lawyers, Clerics reacts

Published in News
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:25

Gays celebrating rights victory in the USReactions have continued to trail the recent judgment by the US Supreme Court, which provides same-sex couples the constitutional right to marry, thereby handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.

The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages.