ICC – Timbuktu Destruction to Cost Islamist Rebel $3.2 Million

[Deutsche Welle] ICC judges have made legal history by ruling that a former Islamist rebel is liable to pay compensation for the destruction of ancient shrines in Mali’s Timbuktu. The historic sites were destroyed by jihadists in 2012.

[Deutsche Welle] ICC judges have made legal history by ruling that a former Islamist rebel is liable to pay compensation for the destruction of ancient shrines in Mali's Timbuktu. The historic sites were destroyed by jihadists in 2012.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Travelogue – Voyage to the Land of the Pharaohs

[Premium Times] One of my earliest exposures to Egypt was in the 1999 Hollywood classic, The Mummy. Even though I was taught about the civilization of ancient Egypt in religious school, it was nothing compared to The Mummy – it told the story of an exp…

[Premium Times] One of my earliest exposures to Egypt was in the 1999 Hollywood classic, The Mummy. Even though I was taught about the civilization of ancient Egypt in religious school, it was nothing compared to The Mummy - it told the story of an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Acting President Osinbajo Says Hate Speech is Terrorism

[Vanguard] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has drawn a line on hate speech affirming that it is equivalent to terrorism and would be appropriately dealt with by the Federal Government.

[Vanguard] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has drawn a line on hate speech affirming that it is equivalent to terrorism and would be appropriately dealt with by the Federal Government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Chief Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Borno State

[UN News] Condemning a series of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for these “repeated heinous acts” to be brought to justice.

[UN News] Condemning a series of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for these "repeated heinous acts" to be brought to justice.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Reps Probe NPA Over N5.1 Billion Contract

[Daily Trust] The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has commenced investigation into a N5.1 billion contract awarded by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) for the renovation of its headquarters in Lagos.

[Daily Trust] The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has commenced investigation into a N5.1 billion contract awarded by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) for the renovation of its headquarters in Lagos.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senator’s Brother, Who Failed Civil Service Exam, Among New Permanent Secretaries

[Premium Times] On May 24, 2014, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported that Gabriel Aduda, a former official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and brother to Senator Phillip Aduda, was arbitrarily appointed director at the Federal Ministry o…

[Premium Times] On May 24, 2014, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported that Gabriel Aduda, a former official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and brother to Senator Phillip Aduda, was arbitrarily appointed director at the Federal Ministry of Finance despite failing a compulsory confirmation/promotion examination for federal civil servants.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mosop, Others Decry Slow Pace of Ogoni Clean-Up

[Premium Times] Fourteen months after the clean-up project of Ogoni land embarked upon by the Nigerian government, and recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, stakeholders appear disillusioned at the slow pace of work.

[Premium Times] Fourteen months after the clean-up project of Ogoni land embarked upon by the Nigerian government, and recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, stakeholders appear disillusioned at the slow pace of work.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria