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The UN secretary-general has warned negotiators at a major meeting that failing to increase efforts on climate change would be "not only immoral but suicidal" for the planet. Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland to try and push COP24 to a successful conclusion. At the UN talks, a group of countries have said they will enhance their climate plans before...
Lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly have led a protest against voters' intimidation in London. The protest which was powered by the One Million Youths for New Rivers State held at the Nigerian High Commission in London. The group submitted their petition to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, the House of Commons and also briefed the leadership of...
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State has recommended that seven corps members posted to the state face disciplinary measures for committing various offences during their service year. Mrs Zainab Isah, NYSC Coordinator in the state, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia. NAN reports that the NYSC in...
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says the ministry is determined to provide electricity and water supply equipment to boost amenities in University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT). The information is in a statement issued on Wednesday by Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu, the Head of Public Relations in the ministry. Aminu stated that Onu made the disclosure when a team...
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. Atiku made this call in Abuja while signing the peace accord initiated by the National Peace Committee. The PDP presidential candidate applauded President Buhari’s decision to sign the peace treaty. However, he was unhappy that President Buhari...
A Professor Of PaediAtrics At The University Of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Professor Alice Nte says 900,000 newborn babies die yearly in Nigeria due to lack of adequate care. Professor Nte said this in an interview at a trainers' course on essential newborn, organised by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Rivers State Ministry of Health...
Okenyi Kenechi The Rivers state government has reportedly revoked the earlier approved venue for the Starboy's CEO, Wizkid concert which is in collaboration with Port-Harcourt born artiste Mr 2Kay. The charity concert titled “God Can Bless Anybody” was originally scheduled to hold in the garden city on the 14th of December 2018 at the Yakubu Gowon stadium. However, theportcitynews learnt that the...
The Police in Borno successfully foiled a lone suicide bomb attack on Wednesday night in Maiduguri, the Police Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, has said. Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by telephone that the incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on the outskirts of Maiduguri. He said that a teenage female bomber attempted to infiltrate a security checkpoint before...
Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal has warned Lagosians against having sex in a car in a public space, whether the act is consensual or not. A police spokesman Abayomi Shogunle said on Tuesday that having sex in a car parked in a public is not a crime insofar the “location is not a place of worship, parties are 18years...
Fire has gutted an electoral commission depot in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the violent run-up to a presidential vote. Election officials said voting machines had been destroyed in the blaze, which broke out overnight. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed. Black smoke could still be seen over the site on Thursday morning. The campaign...