North America

US vows $60m to Syria opposition

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Washington would provide $60 million in “non-lethal” assistance to support the Syrian political opposition against President Bashar al-Assad. Speaking after talks between foreign officials and the opposition in Rome, Kerry also said Washington would provide direct assistance to rebel forces in Syria in the form of […]

Economics

‘Nigeria’s economy is strong’, FG replies Clinton

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has replied critics of the Nigerian economy, saying the economy is buoyant and strong. Okonjo-Iweala, in a message put on social media, yesterday, dismissed reports of the poor performance of the economy and the management of the excess crude revenue. Her statement came few days after former American President, […]

Africa

Somali president offers amnesty to pirates

Somalia’s president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the Horn of Africa nation’s coast, he told AFP. “We have been negotiating with the pirates indirectly through the elders,” said President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. “Piracy has to end”. Mohamud, elected by lawmakers six months ago, said that he […]

Investigation

NIGERIA: Court orders IGP, 2 others to pay lawyer N25.5m as damages

An Owerri High Court presided over by Justice Nonyerem Okoronkwo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police to pay a Lagos-based legal practitioner, Mr. Emeka Ozoani, N25.2 million instead of the N50 billion sought as aggravated damages for assault and humiliation. Delivering the judgment that lasted nearly two hours, yesterday, Justice Okoronkwo said others who […]

Nigeria News

Since when did pacts count in Nigeria?

SO much hot air is being wasted on the speculated “agreement” allegedly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan promising the North he would do a single term. The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Dr Babangida Aliyu, recently resumed commotion over the issue, without showing evidence of the pact. The Presidency is vague on the matter. […]