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6 APC Members Feared Dead At Benue Zonal Meeting

At least six members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State were allegedly killed and several others injured during the party’s Benue South senatorial caucus meeting held at Otukpo on Friday. LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered that trouble started when some supporters of the current....
 

INEC Is Not Educating Voters Enough On PVC Collection

Sometime in February, Mohammed Haruna, Commissioner in-charge of North-central, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC raised the alarm over voters’ apathy towards the collection of their permanent voters card, PVCs. Just this week, the commission’s director in-charge of Voter Education,....

Financial woes hit land commission

The high expenditure of tax payer’s money on Justice Catherine Bamugemereire’s Commission of Inquiry into land matters is tickling legislators in a wrong way and raising dust. Members of Parliament (MPs) on the physical infrastructural committee of Parliament are now demanding for tangible results....

Qalaa to divest multiple non-core platforms, reduce consolidated...

Qalaa to Divest Multiple Non-Core Platforms, Reduce Consolidated Debt and Acquire Additional Stakes in Proven Winners through a Transaction with FHI, a Major Co-Investor Qalaa Holdings “Qalaa”, an African leader in infrastructure and industry, has today signed a set of agreements with Financial....

Kidnappers exploiting parents' laxity

Children going to school before day break. Photos by Roderick Ahimbazwe. Similarly on August 9, 2013, 14-year-old Okello Eric Otellu, a Senior 1 student at Kyambogo College was kidnapped by unknown men reportedly driving a black Government car as he approached school.

Hundreds rally against government bid to limit High Court’s powers

Hundreds of protesters formed a human chain around the High Court of Justice in Jerusalem on Saturday night in a demonstration against proposed government legislation to hobble the judiciary. Separately, several thousand demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv to rally against the bid — which would limit....

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

By PHILIP ISSA Associated Press. BEIRUT (AP) - Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - an image he snapped on the final day of his newspaper job before leaving to work at a brewery.

Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang's declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental....

The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attack

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team of inspectors has visited the Syrian town of Douma to collect samples for an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago.

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Speed Skating Canada has fired the head coach of Canada’s long-track speedskating team. Michael Crowe went on a leave of absence a month before the Pyeongchang Olympics while the organization conducted an internal investigation. He did not accompany the Canadian team to South Korea.

VIDEO: Moose found licking salt off B.C. man’s pickup truck

Mmm salt… A moose in B.C.’s northern capital couldn’t get enough of the salt left on the side of a man’s pickup truck – thankfully caught on camera for the rest of use to watch with glee. The pickup truck belongs to Tab Baker, who uploaded the video to Facebook with the caption “there’s a moose in my garage.

Horgan speaks of government’s successes to ‘friends’ at CUPE BC convention

British Columbia Premier John Horgan sang his government’s praises as he addressed the annual convention for members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. On the New Democrat record, Horgan listed a number of changes that affected CUPE BC. Those amendments include expanding health-care coverage....

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Environment and Climate Change Canada says Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corp. has been fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into British Columbia’s Williston Lake. The government body says the company pleaded guilty Friday to depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, in violation of....

B.C.’s 2-year lobbying ban starts May 1

British Columbia’s two-year prohibition on lobbying by former cabinet ministers and senior government officials takes effect May 1. Attorney General David Eby says in a statement that the prohibition, included in the amended Lobbyist Registration Act, seeks to ensure the practice is conducted ethically and transparently.

B.C. parents grieving teen’s overdose death say it started with opioid prescription

FireWise Consulting Ltd. provided an overview of two components for the ASC to consider. For more than 30 years, volunteers with the Creston Valley Hospice Society Boundless vocal ensemble which features 10 singers from Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and Creston, BC.

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and JULIAN HATTEM Associated Press. WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November.

Manyi settles vendor financing for Ann7 and The New Age

Afrotone Media Holdings (AMH) has on Saturday announced that it has settled the vendor financing between ANN7 and The New Age. Afrotone now owns the newspaper The New Age and TV station Ann7. This follows lengthy negotiations between the Consortium and the Gupta’s Oakbay, which led to the varying of the initial vendor finance deal.

Iran president criticises violence by morality police

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday appeared to criticise the morality police after a video emerged of a violent encounter with a woman accused of breaching the country’s strict dress code. “Some say the way to promote virtue and prohibit vice is… by going to the street and grabbing people....

Clashes at Madagascar oppostion protest leave one dead, 16 injured: medic

One person died and 16 others were injured in clashes between Madagascar’s security forces and thousands of opposition activists protesting against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year in the politically-volatile island nation. “We received 17 wounded today, one of whom succumbed to his....

15 militants killed in anti-jihadist operation in Mali: army

Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army said on Saturday, adding that one soldier died and two others were injured. The “terrorists” were “neutralised, their weapons recovered and their motorbikes destroyed” during Friday’s mission in the....

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, shows former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sitting behind the wheel of a tractor during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy in Ogden, Utah. Romney is gearing up for arguably the biggest challenge of his Senate campaign: A Utah Republican....

Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had conducted any recent business with EPA. A spokesman for Hart confirmed Saturday that the....

Mo Ibrahim Foundation releases new report on state of Africa’s public services and the effect on good governance

A report on the state of public services in Africa has just been released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. And its findings are a damning indictment of the failure by the African leadership to deliver on some of the continent’s most pressing areas for development , writes reGina Jane Jere.

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November.

Parent groups come out in support of under-fire NAPLAN

The online test uses tailored testing, where the test automatically adapts to student performance and asks questions that match the student achievement level. This move to online testing was welcomed by critics, who in early April called for an extensive overhaul of the “severely defective” NAPLAN tests.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why sharks are a fast VANISHING BREED

IT WAS AN unlucky day for Norwegian tourist Werner Danielsen after he went to swim in the sea off Sai Noi Beach in the popular tourist town of Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, last Sunday. He was attacked by a creature, later identified as a bull shark, that had never officially been sighted in the area.

What Happened? Why Did It Happen? The Decline of Public Schooling in California and the United States.

Public schooling, a personal experience. I sometimes long for my grandchildren to enjoy the experience I had as a student in the Oakland public schools in the mid-'40s and early '50s. At Whittier Elementary school (K-5) I learned the three Rs. I was also introduced to music--the violin, art, drama,....

Rudd faces calls to quit over Windrush scandal

The Home Secretary is facing calls to resign over the Windrush scandal, as the Labour leader prepares to lay the blame squarely at Theresa May's feet. The SNP's leader in Westminster has called Amber Rudd's position "untenable" after hundreds of people who moved to Britain in the Windrush generation found their migration status under challenge.

'Jungle police' risking their lives for gorillas

Earlier this month, five rangers and a staff driver were killed during an ambush at the sister operation in the Virunga National Park. The risk is real - not just to the rangers trying to protect the gorillas but also to the primates themselves. Multiple conflicts which have stretched over decades....

Thyssenkrupp sets up 'world’s biggest virtual warehouse'

Leading German multinational conglomerate Thyssenkrupp has digitised the entire range of its materials services unit to set up the world’s biggest virtual warehouse. Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is making rapid advances with its digital transformation, said a statement from the company. With more than 3.
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