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The head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church appealed for calm on Monday after sporadic violence between Christian and Muslims north of Colombo prompted police to impose a curfew.
At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Sri Lanka buried more of its dead on Tuesday from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the country’s worst violence in a decade.
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister on Tuesday informed the parliament that local extremist group “National Towheed Jamaat’’ was linked to a global terror network.
The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — as police announced new arrests over the country’s worst attacks for more than a decade.
The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — some of whom have been identified by British newspapers.
Near simultaneous explosions in at least three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels have killed at least 138 people and wounded over 400.
Three Sri Lankan churches and as many hotels have been hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said.
Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has called on Nigerians to play their roles in ensuring peace in the country and across the world.
No fewer than 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications have pledged to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, Reuters reports.
SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.”
Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola at the weekend, inaugurated the Governing Boards of Osun State Health Insurance Agency and Osun Primary Healthcare Boards.
The Conference of Christians of Aladura Worldwide has lauded the roles played by Air Peace Airline as well as the company’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Allen Onyema, for evacuating Nigerians from South Africa following series of attacks on them by the South Africans.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa says he’s delighted to return to the home-based Super Eagles squad who are set to confront Togo in Lome in the CHAN 2010 qualifying games.
Paul Parker does not believe Marcus Rashford has done enough to show Manchester United that they can rely on him to be their main striker.g
As the world marks international day for peace today, the DEPHEE Peace and Community Development Initiative, an NGO, and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the government and warring factions in Taraba State to end the ongoing communal clashes between the Jukun and Tiv in the southern part of the state.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has pledged to partner with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to improve power supply across the country.
The National and state Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Sokoto State on Thursday, dismissed the petition of Dayyabu Kalmalo challenging the election of Bello Ambarura.