The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it had not chartered any aircraft for the exclusive use of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, nor any of its officials. Continue reading NNPC Did Not Charter Jet For Exclusive Use Of Petroleum Minister – Official
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew “at a fairly constant altitude” over a number of hours toward a remote part of the Indian Ocean and then apparently went into the water “in the area where they are looking now,” according to an executive of the satellite company that performed the latest analysis. Continue reading Satellite Data Shows Flight 370, Most Likely crashed in Southern Indian Ocean says Inmarsat Authorities
When Montaser Marai, a senior producer for Al Jazeera, covered the Egyptian uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak, in early 2011, he hid in an empty apartment above Tahrir Square and stole naps on a cot in the protesters’ field hospital. Fearful that he might be arrested by the police or the military at any moment, he didn’t leave the square for nearly two weeks, until the day Mubarak stepped down. A camera that he set up to gaze down on Tahrir from the apartment provided overhead shots of the revolution that were seen by millions of people around the world. Those weeks exhausted Marai, but they were exhilarating. When I met him one afternoon that month, near a large sheet in Tahrir onto which television images—many of them from his camera—were being projected, he looked haggard, but he grinned mischievously as he pointed in the direction of the room where he’d stashed his gear. Continue reading Journalism becomes a crime in Egypt!
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and joined the All Progressive Congress, APC.
In a statement issued on Sunday and signed by Alhaji Abubakar, he said his decision followed extensive consultative process political associates and supporters.
His letter of resignation as a member of PDP will be submitted to the party on Monday.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted one hundred and seven (107) Citi Bank credit cards.
The automated teller machine cards were detected inside a luggage during the outward screening of Turkish Airline passengers to Istanbul, Turkey at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the development of the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos State at an estimated cost of $1.354bn.
The project will be implemented through a Public Private Partnership arrangement.
FEC also proved a total of N30bn for 12 road projects across the country. Continue reading FGN Approves $1.4bn for establishment of lekki sea port & N30bn for Road Projects
BEIRUT: A Hezbollah commander was gunned down overnight Wednesday outside his home south of Beirut, in an assassination for which the Lebanese group held Israel responsible.
Since its founding in the early 1980s, several Hezbollah leaders and top commanders have been the targets of assassinations carried out by the party’s arch foe Israel or through its proxies. Also, since the involvement of the party in the ongoing conflict in Syria, a number of elite commanders and fighters have been killed battling rebel groups there. Continue reading History of Killings of Seven Hezbollah leaders
Hezbollah members carry the coffin of commander Hassan al-Laqqis – Source: Reuters
A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria’s civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon in a killing which the militant Shi’ite Muslim group blamed on Israel.
Hassan al-Laqqis was shot in the head from close range by a silenced gun as he arrived home at around midnight in the Hadath district of Beirut, a source close to Hezbollah said. Continue reading Hezbollah leader – Hassan al-Laqqis dies in Beirut Lebanon
Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military airbase in north-eastern Nigeria, destroying two helicopters, the authorities say.
Eyewitnesses say hundreds of militants attacked several areas of the city of Maiduguri, starting early on Monday.
A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in Maiduguri. Its civilian airport was also briefly closed. Continue reading Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri airbase
Yuma (悠真) was the most popular name for baby boys in 2013, while Yuina (結菜) was the most popular girls’ name this year, according to a survey conducted by Meiji-Yasuda Seimei, a major insurance company in Japan. Continue reading ‘Yuma’ most popular name for baby boys in 2013 ;’Yuina’ for girls in Japan