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On this day in 2015, thegovernment of Belgiumimposed a securitylockdown on Brussels, including the closure of shops, schools and public transportation, due to potential terrorist attacks. The lockdown lasted from 21 November to 25 November 2015. It was imposed in the wake of series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris by Islamic State of Iraq
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate informing the legislative chamber that he would not assent to two bills passed by the National Assembly. They are the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management (Establishment) Bill 2017 and the Federal University of Wukari (Establishment) Bill 2017. The separate letters conveying his reservations on the bills were
The Nigerian government says it is overhauling its policies on oil and gas and that it would soon roll out a new national policy for the sector. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said this on Monday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, during the second meeting of the National Council on Hydrocarbon.
Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year reign. Mugabe was swept from power as his autocratic rule crumbled within days of a military takeover. speaker Mudenda, reading the letter said “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday released the results of the Nov/Dec 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by 131,485 candidates. The private candidates examination results were released in Katsina State during the 55th Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC). Announcing the release of the Nov/Dec 2017 WASSCE,
On this day in 1985, United States Navy intelligence analyst, Jonathan Pollard, was arrested for spying after being caught giving IsraelI intelligence Officials classified information onArab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison. Pollard is the only American who has received a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally of the

Mubi attack: Death toll rises to 50

The Adamawa Police Command says the death toll in Tuesday’s Mubi mosque suicide attack has risen to 50. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development to journalists on Tuesday. Abubakar said a young boy was responsible for the blast which occurred during the early morning prayer. The attack happened in Dazala area
Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday. The Pop Diva edged out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some 105 million dollars from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour, according to
The House of Representatives has included the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, among the list of persons invited in connection with the investigation into the reinstatement of the former Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, back to service. Also added to the list is the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. A document
Electricity distribution firms in the country have issued a notice to declare force majeure following the declaration by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission that eligible customers can purchase power directly from the generating companies. Force majeure are unexpected circumstances that can be used as an excuse to prevent a party from doing something written in