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July 17, 2018 6:41 AM Abdulsalami Abubakar gets new appointment

The team to be deployed by the Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, comprises persons drawn from across the regions of the Commonwealth, with backgrounds in law, election administration, diplomacy, human rights, civil society, politics and media, among others. The mandate of the Group is to consider the factors that affect the credibility of the electoral 20

June 28, 2018 5:25 PM Pope appoints 14 new cardinals, warns against ‘palace intrigues’

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed 14 new cardinals in a ceremony at St Peter’s Square. Francis while announcing the dignitaries warned against internal wrangling within the church. He said “What does it profit us to gain the whole world if we are living in a stifling atmosphere of intrigues that dry up our hearts?’’ the pope said. Among the new dignitaries 20

April 27, 2018 11:07 AM Pakistani-Italian Woman Allegedly Killed By Her Family

The father, a brother and an uncle of 25 year-old Sana Cheema an Italian of Pakistani origin who was killed in Pakistan on April 18, have been arrested over her murder. Cheema, who became an Italian citizen in September after living for years in the northern city of Brescia, had returned to her birth country two months ago where she died of “natural 33

April 11, 2018 2:27 PM Ajayi Qualifies For 400m Finals

Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi on Tuesday made it to the final of the women’s 400 metres at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled for Wednesday. The 20-year-old competed in the second semi finals and finished second with a time of 51.81 secs. The six other athletes who also made it to the final were Jamaican duo Stephenie McPherson and Anastasia 77

April 5, 2018 3:23 PM Nigeria’s Agboro, Uweh Miss Out On Weightlifting Medals

Favour Agboro missed out on Nigeria’s first medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in the men’s weightlifting event on Thursday. In the 62kg final standings, Agboro came fifth in a field of 14 contestants after a total lift of 268kg. Morea Baru of Papua New Guinea claimed silver with a lift of 286kg while the bronze medal was won by Talha 54

April 3, 2018 9:30 AM ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan Christian family

The Islamic State group, on Tuesday, claimed responsibility for murdering four Christian family members in southwestern Pakistan a day after Easter celebrations. The militant group issued a statement saying ISIS fighters on Monday opened fire on the group of Christians traveling in the city of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, killing four, Reuters 28

March 19, 2018 8:10 AM 108 Nigerian peace-keeping police withdrawn from Liberia

The last batch of 108 Nigerian police officers has been withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service. UNMIL said the remaining 108 Nigerian FPU officers, the last UNMIL uniformed contingent remaining in Liberia, withdrew as part of the UN mission’s termination. “The Nigerian contingent has been deployed in Liberia since 29

January 14, 2018 5:38 PM NAF takes delivery of 5 new aircraft from Pakistan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has taken delivery of five new trainer aircraft which also marks the final batch of the 10 aircraft ordered by the Federal Government from Pakistan. The aircraft, a Super Mushshak brand, and fitted with digital glass cockpit, are said to be capable of being used for acrobatics training. NAF, director of public relations 29

January 2, 2018 9:12 AM US withholds $255m military aid to Pakistan – Reports

The United States authorities has decided to withhold 255 million dollars in military aid to Pakistan after President Donald Trump’s critical remarks about the south Asian country, local media reported. On Monday, Trump wrote on his Twitter page that the U.S. had allocated millions of dollars in aid to Pakistan, while the latter had not contributed to countering 31

December 20, 2017 8:42 AM South Koreans are most prolific drinkers in Asia, says WHO

People in South Korea are the most prolific drinkers in Asia, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). South Koreans over the age of 15 on average drink 10.9 litres of alcohol a year. South Koreans drink copious amounts of alcohol so much so that no other country comes close to their per capita consumption. The reason for this unparalleled liquor 31