The organiser of anti-government protests in Armenia said he would hold talks with Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan early on Sunday. Nikol Pashinyan has been leading calls for Mr. Sargsyan to resign over a constitutional change that opponents said is an attempt to retain power, the BBC reports. The change transferred significant power to the primeRead More
Kano State Government has appointed former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, to head the committee mandated to nurture the Maitama Sule Centre for Politics and Democratic Governance. The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who inaugurated the committee in Kano, said the Centre was to immortalise the late elder statesman forRead More
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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be out of action for up to five weeks but he should be ready for the World Cup with Argentina, manager Pep Guardiola says. The 29-year-old, who has scored 21 English Premier League goals for Manchester City this season, is recovering from knee surgery having not started a matchRead More
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Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC ), said on Wednesday that the company is investing in renewable energy to accelerate Nigeria’s industrial development. Baru said at the ongoing 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair that the NNPC had set up Renewable Energy Division not only to develop solarRead More
A lecturer at the Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Mr Musbau Abdulkareem has called on the Government to quickly intervene in the declining standard of education and invest more in the sector. Abdulkareem, who made the call in Ilorin on Wednesday while speaking with our reporter said government at all levels must intervene toRead More
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The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service at the CommitteeRead More
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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will train 100 rice farmers in Kebbi, as part of efforts to boost rice production in the country. The minister said this in Birnin Kebbi when he declared open the two-day Farmers Forum and Exhibition, jointly organised by the Kebbi MinistryRead More
China’s total spending on research and development is estimated to have hit 1.76 trillion yuan (279 billion dollars) in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent, China’s Minister of Science said on Tuesday. “China needs to enter the ranks of innovative countries and become a big technological innovation power by 2050. “Basic research andRead More
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UNESCO says it will train 300 scientists, decision makers and community leaders in techniques of water resources management for the implementation of the Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project. Mr Getachew Engida, the Deputy Director General of UNESCO announced this on Monday in Abuja. He spoke during the launch of the project atRead More
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The Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC ) on Monday vowed to resist any attempt to slowdown the review of the National Minimum wage. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this at the 40th Anniversary of the Congress in Abuja with the theme: “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, National Unity and Social Justice”. Wabba said the N18, 000Read More
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