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Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Distrust and anger shadow Vatican summit on sex abuse

Pope Francis has opened a four-day summit to fight the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy amid scepticism and anger over the mishandling of decades-long cases.
In this handout photograph taken and released by Pakistan’s Prime Minister House (PMH) on February 18, 2019, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (2L) and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa (R) walk along with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (2R) on his departure the Nur Khan Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base in Islamabad. – Pakistan was set to confer its highest civilian honour on the Saudi Crown Prince on February 18, a day after he signed investment deals worth $20 billion in the cash-strapped country — his first stop on a high-profile Asian tour. (Photo by HANDOUT / Pakistan’s Prime Minister House / AFP) /

Imran Khan: Pakistan ‘ready to talk’ on Kashmir, warns India against attack

Pakistan is ready to help India investigate the deadliest blast in Kashmir in decades, but will retaliate if Delhi attacks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals soared.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan taking the oath as a Member of Parliament. AFP

Imran Khan: India’s allegations against Pakistan ‘without any evidence’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday India "leveled allegations against Pakistan without any evidence" after New Delhi accused Pakistani spy agency of involvement in last week's deadly attack on security forces in the disputed region of Kashmir.

NDLEA urges Air Peace to check drug peddlers on its flight

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has urged Air Peace crew to consider their role in exposing drug couriers as a commitment to save lives.
Hotel Arpit Palace

Fire at New Delhi hotel kills at least 17 – officials

A fire at a hotel in New Delhi has killed at least 17 people, including a child, according to officials.
Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India because the poor cannot afford licensed brands [Saikat Paul-Getty Images]

Dozens killed in India after consuming poisonous liquor

At least 72 people have died and several others fallen sick from drinking illegally-brewed liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in the northern India, officials said.
Raphael Samuel

Man set to drag parents to court for giving birth to him

A 27 year old Indian man Raphael Samuel is set to embark on an impossible mission of dragging his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent.
New legislation regulating print and online media alarmed press freedom advocates, who fear it will grant authorities censorship tools [K.M.Chaudary-AP]

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.

Ooni hails Air Peace boss over contributions to Nigeria’s economy, peace

Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has commended the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, for his tireless contributions to the economic development and peace of the South West Region and Nigeria as a whole.
Indian firemen look for survivors after a fire incident at the ESIC Kamgar hospital in Mumbai on December 17, 2018. – Six people were dead after a fire broke out in a five-storey hospital, local media reported. (Photo by – - AFP)

Baby among eight dead in Mumbai hospital fire

A three-month-old baby was among eight people killed in a fire at a Mumbai hospital, officials said Tuesday, in the latest disaster to highlight lax safety standards in India.
Hillary Clinton, center, with bride Isha Ambani, left, and mother of the bride Nita on Sunday.

Beyonce, Hillary Clinton attend wedding of India’s richest daughter

Topping anything in hit film “Crazy Rich Asians”, the only daughter of India’s richest man ties the knot Wednesday after days of lavish celebrations that included a Beyonce concert in a lakeside palace.

Air Peace passes safety audit for international operations

Air Peace has scaled a major regulatory hurdle in its plan to commence international flight services, by successfully performing the partial emergency evacuation on designated aircraft.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Air Peace boss awarded honorary doctorate by Chukwuemeka Ojukwu University

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has been conferred with an honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Anambra State, in recognition of his contribution in boosting the growth and development of Nigeria’s air transportation sector.
Alok Nath appeared in Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi. AFP-Getty Images

Police file rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath

Indian police said on Wednesday that they had registered a rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath, a rare development in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, with very few accusations under investigation by the authorities.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Air Peace boss to establish centre for non-violence, peace studies

The Chairman of Air Peace, Dr Allen Onyema, has pledged to establish Nigeria’s first Centre for Non-Violence and Peace Studies at the Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Awka in Anambra.

Air Peace: Foreign interests sabotaging our foray into international market

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Limited, says it’s planned foray into the international market is being sabotaged by regulatory agencies of the countries where they had been granted the operating licences to fly into as flag carrier on behalf of the Nigerian government.
Pakistan Islamists

Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

Pakistan’s ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations.
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Pakistan Islamists protest for second day after Christian acquitted of blasphemy

Islamist protesters blocked roads in Pakistan’s major cities for a second day on Thursday, opposing a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday to acquit a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations, media said.

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa government employs fresh 904 workers

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NEPC, ATRC sensitise exporters on AGOA visa stamp

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Olorogun Okumagba congratulates Festus Keyamo on nomination as minister

Former Commissioner for Finance and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Olorogun Bernard Okumagba, has hailed the ministerial nomination of Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, by President Muhammadu Buhari.