*Chevron Earmarks U.S.$1.4 Million for HIV Campaign in Bayelsa *Dangers of Executive take over of NASS

*Chevron Earmarks U.S.$1.4 Million for HIV Campaign in Bayelsa *Dangers of Executive take over of NASS



Chevron Earmarks U.S.$1.4 Million for HIV Campaign in Bayelsa

Chevron Nigeria Limited, in partnership with the Bayelsa State government and a United States-based non-governmental organisation, Pact, has launched the second phase of its Prevention of Mother to child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PROMOT 11) project in which the oil major is to commit $1.4 million in funding to ensure a successful outing in three local councils of Bayelsa State. Read more

Dangers of Executive take over of NASS

IT has become necessary for all lovers of democracy and haters of autocracy to beam their searchlight on the unfolding events at the National Assembly, particularly the Senate.

Even before the inauguration of the Eight Senate, controversy had been thick in the air and there was plenty of jockeying for power, supremacy, and control of the leadership of the Senate.  Read more

Britain moves against Scottish independence

David Mundell, British Minister for Scotland, said on Friday that Scotland should not hold a second referendum on independence after the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.

He said in London that even though there could be another independence referendum, but the big issue is there should be no other independence referendum. Read more

World leaders condemn attack in France

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in the Mongolian capital began with a moment of silence on Friday following the attacks in Nice, the report said.

“It’s a sad day for France, Europe and all of us here in Mongolia, we are united with the French people and government in their fight against violence and terror,” EU President Donald Tusk said. In his opening remarks the host, Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, spoke of “very sad news from France. Read more

Change at Army 8 Divison as Brig. Nani takes over from Brig. Okonkwo

Brigadier General Ali Nani has been appointed as the new General Officer Commanding GOC, 8 Task Force Division, Nigeria Army.

General Nani takes over from the acting GOC, Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, who was posted out on Thursday. Read more

6 rules for wedding guests in Nigeria

Wedding ceremonies in Nigeria are great, especially ones organized in the western parts of the country. While a lot of the celebrants are expected to observe certain traditions and follow certain rules, the guests are not spared either, as there are certain etiquette rules they too have to abide by while attending the occasion. Read more

We must diversify energy source to industrialise Nigeria – Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria must begin the process of diversifying the source of energy needs of the county in order to achieve meaningful industrialization. The Minister stated this on Thursday, while declaring open a Two-Day National Technical Validation Workshop on Sustainable Energy for All action Agenda in Abuja. Read more

Abia and Uche Ogah’s mandate

THERE is something uncanny about the gush of inflamed propaganda in public discourse that tends to submerge or bury the voice of truth in the cacophony of emotive polemics. And sometimes, if the real truth does not recover its own voice quickly and poignantly enough, lies, falsehoods and half-truths could be easily swallowed by the less discerning. This is most evident especially in political propaganda in an intriguing environment like Nigeria. The loudest always seems to be more credible, but that is not true in reality. Read more

French Politicians Say Nice Attack Might Have Been Avoided

Senior politicians in France have begun questioning the country’s anti terror strategy, hours after a man driving a truck killed 84 people in France’s third major terrorist attack in 18 months.

Alain Juppé, a former Prime Minister who is now mayor of Bordeaux, was among the first to voice criticism of President François Hollande’s government in the wake of the attack. Read more

Governor of Yemen’s Aden survives ‘Qaeda’ bombing

The governor of Yemen’s main southern city Aden survived a suicide car bombing that struck his convoy on Friday, a security official said, blaming Al-Qaeda.

Aidarus al-Zubaidi escaped unharmed after the attack in the Inmaa district of Aden but three of his companions were wounded, the official said. Read more

Break the cycle of violence and torture in Zimbabwe

The Church shall never be silent again, but shall forthwith boldly and publicly condemn and act against violence, torture or brutality done on Zimbabwean people regardless of who the instigators are.

The Church shall, during Church services pray against the spirit of violence, preach against politically motivated violence and declare Gods judgement on those who deliberately plan, promote or co-ordinate brutalisation of people. Read more





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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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