Delta State government approves increment of pension by 33 percent

The Delta State Government has approved 33 per cent increase on the pensions of retired workers in the state, bringing them at par with those received by retirees in the federal civil service. The state Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, disclosed this to journalists in Asaba, the state capital on Wednesday. Mr Ukah said the… Read More Delta State government approves increment of pension by 33 percent

Senate passes bill for the establishment of a University of Science and Technology in Abuja

The Senate on Thursday passed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) University of Science and Technology (Establishment) Bill, 2018. The proposed university is to be owned and run by the FCT Administration with campus at Abaji in Abaji Area Council in the territory. Its objectives, according to the bill, include provision of science and technology education… Read More Senate passes bill for the establishment of a University of Science and Technology in Abuja

Top Afghan police chief Gen. Abdul Razeq killed as security personnel opens fire at meeting venue

Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan who had been at the meeting with Razeq only moments earlier, was… Read More Top Afghan police chief Gen. Abdul Razeq killed as security personnel opens fire at meeting venue

Facebook shareholders propose removal of Mark Zuckerberg as chairman  

​Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed the proposal.… Read More Facebook shareholders propose removal of Mark Zuckerberg as chairman  

Samsung Electronics acquires network data analysis firm Zhilabs 

​Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data crunching. Samsung did not disclose the value of the deal, which marks the first announced acquisition in new… Read More Samsung Electronics acquires network data analysis firm Zhilabs 

Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open. Marijuana enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permitted sales at midnight. Over 100… Read More Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

Nineteen dead, dozens injured as teenager opens fire at college in Crimea

At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said. Eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov turned up at the college in the city of Kerch on Wednesday… Read More Nineteen dead, dozens injured as teenager opens fire at college in Crimea