Day: February 12, 2015

Funding for madressahs (Business Recorder (Pakistan))

February 12, 2015

Foreign funding for education is not confined to the religious schools; others too receive foreign aid, assistance and scholarships. The issue of national concern therefore should be whether or not foreign funding reaching the madressahs its recipients are not many as public perception, wrongly, tends to suggest is being used to nurture sectarian extremism and […]

Read More

Mostly old faces awarded PML-N ticket for Senate (Dawn (Pakistan))

February 12, 2015

It seems that old faces are set to return to the upper house of parliament on PMLN ticket. That is the impression the ruling party gave when it made public its candidates for the coming Senate polls on Wednesday. The list of 24 candidates contains names of a number of people who had lost the […]

Read More

Umar – Government Working to Keep Nigeria Together [interview] (allAfrica.com)

February 12, 2015

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Ahmed Umar spoke to Ademola Adeyemo on the contributions of Nigerians living in the country to a better Nigeria. Excerpts: Recently, you organised a prayer session where clerics led Nigerians resident in Saudi Arabia to pray for their country. What informed your action? We just felt that as patriots […]

Read More

Nuclear Nuances of Saudi-Pakistan Meeting (Breaking Energy)

February 12, 2015

Tuesday’s meeting in Riyadh between King Salman and Pakistan’s top military commander will revive speculation of a secret nuclear agreement to counter any Iranian nuclear threat. The visit by the chairman of Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee will likely prompt concern in Washington and other major capitals that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have reconfirmed […]

Read More

Erdogan Seeks to Build Ottoman-Style Mosque in Cuba (Al-Akhbar (Lebanon))

February 12, 2015

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd-L) and Cuba’s Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra (R) during a wreath-laying ceremony at Revolution Square in Havana, on February 11, 2015. AFP/Adalberto Roque Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled his ambitious plan to build a major Ottoman-style mosque in Cuba, saying it should be similar to a nineteenth century […]

Read More

Standard and Poor Retains Nigeria's Economy Rating At BB-Negative (allAfrica.com)

February 12, 2015

Standard & Poor, the global ratings agency, has said latest assessment of Nigeria, showed that despite the impact of the global crude oil prices on most economies, the country’s economy retained the sovereign rating at BB- with a negative watch. In April 2014, the agency said the country’s rating stood at BB-.with a negative outlook, […]

Read More

Govt Gets BB-Rating From Standard & Poor's (allAfrica.com)

February 12, 2015

Standard & Poor’s has just released its latest assessment of Nigeria which retains the country’s sovereign rating at BB- with a negative watch. Previously, it was BB-with a negative outlook. This means that the rating agency has adjusted its rating slightly by placing the country on negative watch because of pressure from falling oil prices […]

Read More