Rihanna mourns cousin who died after being shot in Barbados

Rihanna is mourning the death of her cousin. The 29-year-old singer took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, who was shot and killed in Barbados, just one day after Christmas. “RIP cousin… can’t believe it

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No big deal about ‘controversial’ list of board appointments- Presidency

The presidency has said there was no big deal about the controversy being generated by the inclusion of dead persons’ names on the list of appointees into the boards of agencies and parastatals. The federal government had on Friday evening,

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Hembe, sacked lawmaker, appointed board chairman by Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS). The Benue lawmaker was one of the 209 chairmen appointed to fill board positions. Hembe was on

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‘Buhari employing ghost workers’… Twitter reactions to dead board appointees

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed at least four dead persons into board of government agencies and reactions are pouring in on social media.  While the presidency is yet to react to the development, Nigerians are having a field day with

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Blame passing — the New Year gift to a nation

By Wole Soyinka In the accustomed tradition, I wish the nation less misery in the coming year. A genuine Happy New Year Greeting is probably too extravagant a wish. The accompanying news clipping from June,1977 came into my hands quite

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Over 60 peacekeepers died in 2017 – UN

One of the challenges facing UN peacekeepers, as they operate in increasingly complex and dangerous areas, is the need for better training and equipment, particularly, intelligence gathering and enhancing situational awareness. This includes the use of modern technologies, such as

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Appeal Court upholds Ekiti PDP lawmaker’s election

The Appeal Court, Ado Ekiti, on Friday, upheld the election of a member ofthe Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Musa Arogundade, dismissing the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti’s judgment of July 4, 2016, declaring Toyin Obayemi as the rightful occupant

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Head of Service approves deployment of 9 permanent secretaries

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has approved the deployment of nine permanent secretaries to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria

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Buhari appoints 209 board chairmen, 1,258 board

President Muhammadu Buhari has made the largest set of appointments since assuming office. The president appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members on Friday, according to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the

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Israel confirms withdrawal from UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state. In a statement UNESCO

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