Author Archives: Yetunde Daniel

PDP Appoints New BoT Chairman

The Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday approved the nomination of the former Acting National Chairman of the party, Haliru Bello Mohammed, as its acting Chairman. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, told State House Correspondents at the end of the BoT meeting in Abuja that Mohammed, who was the

Thai Ex-PM Negligence Trial Commences

Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has pleaded not guilty in a brief hearing at the start of her trial on charges of negligence. Shinawatra faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of neglect of duty over her role in a controversial rice subsidy scheme. The ex-minister was forced to step down

Yale University Honours Okonjo-Iweala

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has received an honorary Doctorate degree from Yale University for her contributions to Nigeria’s economy. Okonjo-Iweala was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters at Yale’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut, US on Monday. She is the second Nigerian in the university’s

Landslide Kills 39 In Columbia

Thirty-nine people have been killed in a landslide in Antioquia province in northwest Columbia, officials say. The director of Antioquia’s Disaster Prevention Department told newsmen that more than 20 people were injured after the landslide on Monday morning. According to Columbian authorities, heavy rains caused the river Liboriana to burst its banks, triggering the landslide.

EU To Destroy Boats Used for Human Smuggling

European Union Foreign and Defense ministers are today expected to approve a mission to destroy the boats used by people-smugglers operating in war-torn Libya. At a meeting, which will take place in Brussels, the ministers will also discuss the mission’s command-and-control structure. The move is part of the EU’s response to the vast number of

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Mediterranean Records Another Migrant Tragedy

While rescue efforts were still on going in the Mediterranean, to save the lives of scores of people involved in boat mishap, another tragedy has struck in that sea. Reports say dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after another boat sank, this time south of Sicily.  The Save the Children aid group, an

Jonathan says PDP Will Bounce Back

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which lost the presidential election in the last exercise, will bounce back. The President, however, said that this will be realized if members of the PDP remain committed to the vision of its founding fathers and work very hard. The President made the

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