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US Senator Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his doctors say

US Senator Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his doctors say

Sanders had surgery performed to treat blocked artery, having stents inserted after suffering chest pains on Tuesday. United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed on Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. The 78-year-old was at a campaign event on Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken … Continue reading US Senator Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his doctors say

Nigeria: It is criminal to keep children out of school

Nigeria: It is criminal to keep children out of school

…urges Govs to enforce free basic education …says security, education, health agriculture ‘ll guarantee peaceful, prosperous Nigeria. President Buhari stated this in his remarks after inaugurating the 2019 to 2023 National Economic Council, NEC at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President who urged the state governors to ensure the enforcement of compulsory basic … Continue reading Nigeria: It is criminal to keep children out of school

ANALYSIS: How Nigerian state governments ‘pocketed’ N15.5 trillion LGA allocations in 12 years

Nigeria’s 36 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja, have pocketed or diverted over N15 trillion federal allocation meant for local governments areas in the last 12 years, depriving the nation’s third tier of government funds for desperately needed developmental projects, data analysed by Dataphyte has shown. Although that amount was allocated to the 774 … Continue reading ANALYSIS: How Nigerian state governments ‘pocketed’ N15.5 trillion LGA allocations in 12 years

Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

Pirates have kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel in Nigerian waters, the ship's operator has said in a statement. Massoel Shipping, the operator of MV Glarus, said on Saturday that the vessel carrying wheat was travelling between the southwestern commercial capital Lagos and southern Niger Delta oil hub Port Harcourt when it … Continue reading Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

Migrant boat on standby as Italy asks the UK to take it in

  The Aquarius picked up the people in two separate operations and is now in international waters between Italy and Malta. Italy has called on the United Kingdom to take in 141 migrants on board a charity-run rescue boat in the Mediterranean, two days after denying safe harbour to the Gibraltar-flagged vessel. The Aquarius, run by … Continue reading Migrant boat on standby as Italy asks the UK to take it in

Iran offers discount on oil, gas to Asian market

August 13, 2018 Iran is selling oil and gas at a discount to Asian customers as it prepares for the return of US sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday. The “informed source” in Iran’s oil ministry did not give details of the discount, but sought to downplay the move as common industry practice. … Continue reading Iran offers discount on oil, gas to Asian market

Defection: Ex-APC Senators ask court to abort moves to impeach Saraki On August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 ABUJA – Two former All Progressive Congress, APC, Senators, Rafiu Adebayo and Isa Misau, on Monday, approached the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, asking it to abort any attempt to forcefully impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki from office without recourse to due process of the law. The two … Continue reading Defection: Ex-APC Senators ask court to abort moves to impeach Saraki On August 13, 2018

Bauchi South bye-election suffered more vote buying than Ekiti guber – GPN

August 13, 2018  Chief Sam Eke, the National Chairman of Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), has expressed dissatisfaction over last Saturday’s bye-election in Bauchi South senatorial zone. He accused the ruling APC of conniving with external forces to rig the election in favour of its candidate, Lawan Yahaya Gumau. Recall that Green Party of Nigeria … Continue reading Bauchi South bye-election suffered more vote buying than Ekiti guber – GPN

Postpone your presidential ambition to 2023 because of Buhari – Gov. Akeredolu urges Nigerian youth

August 13, 2018 Nigerian youths aspiring to contest the 2019 presidential election with President Muhammadu Buhari have been advised to shelve their ambition. The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu gave the advice at the 2018 Youths’ Day celebration held at the Adegbemile Cultural Centre in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He stressed that for … Continue reading Postpone your presidential ambition to 2023 because of Buhari – Gov. Akeredolu urges Nigerian youth