UGANDA: One feared dead as protests persist over Museveni’s plan to extend rule

Protests have erupted in the streets of Uganda and the capital Kampala in particular with the death of a victim confirmed as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse opposition demonstrators marching against plans by President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule. A bill to let the 73-year-old president stand again in 2021 elections has…

How Mrs Jonathan blocked EFCC’s ‘secret’ moves to seize her Abuja properties

Nigeria’s former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, acted swiftly on Thursday to momentarily block a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize two of her properties located in Abuja. The EFCC had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek for an order of interim forfeiture of the two properties traced…

After deadline expiration, Spain moves to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

Hours after the expiration of a deadline handed to Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont to drop a secession bid, authorities in Spain will enact Article 155 of the Constitution which allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy. That much information was revealed in a statement issued by the Spanish prime minister’s office which also noted that the…

Ministers defend $5.5bn loan at Senate

OrderPaperToday – The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the $5.5 billion external loan as proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari would go a long way in benefitting the country by building new rail lines. President Buhari had written to the Senate on October 10 requessting the borrowing to fund some capital projects in the 2017 budgets. The…

NSE LIVE! Equities in tight trades as investors take a breather

It was almost a tit-for-tat at the Nigerian stock market on Thursday as investors appeared to pause momentarily to determine the next major directional change. With 19 advancers to 20 decliners, the momentum of activities also declined below average. Benchmark indices at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) indicated average day-on-day gain of 0.01 per cent,…

Army Vaccine Scare: PDP Blasts APC Over Comments …As 500 APC Faithful Decamp To PDP In Emohua

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, noted with dismay the treacherous effort of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to vent its frustration against the economic recession in the country on the Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike by linking him to last Tuesday’s scare over the rumoured plan by the Nigerian Army…

RSG Courts US Support For 2019 Polls …To Ensure Free, Fair Elections

The Rivers State Government has solicited the support of the United States Government towards a free and fair election in 2019. The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Barrister Emma Okah who said this during a courtesy call on him by the Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate General, Lagos, Miss Darcy Zotter in his office…