FG to commence cleanup of oil spillages in Niger Delta by mid-April

The cleaning up of of oil spills in the Niger Delta region, beginning from Ogoni, will start in three weeks, the Federal Government says. Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig- General Paul Boroh (rtd), disclosed this in Enugu on Wednesday, March 24, 2016. He… Read More FG to commence cleanup of oil spillages in Niger Delta by mid-April

Nigerian Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi appointed as new Super Eagles captain

28-year-old Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel has been appointed as the new captain of the Super Eagles. This was according to the outgoing captain, Ahmed Musa, who made the announcement during a pre-match press briefing, in Kaduna on Thursday. “I want to announce now that from today, John Obi Mikel is our new captain,” Musa… Read More Nigerian Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi appointed as new Super Eagles captain

Federal Government declares March 25, 28 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28 as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations respectively. The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration in a statement issued by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Tuesday in Abuja. The… Read More Federal Government declares March 25, 28 public holidays

Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to jail on charges of government defamation

A popular Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to five years in jail by a court, in Hanoi, after finding him guilty of publishing anti-state articles. Nguyen Huu Vinh, a former policeman, had connections to the ruling Communist Party elite. He was charged alongside his assistant. Both denied the charges. “I am completely innocent,” Vinh told… Read More Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to jail on charges of government defamation