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Boko Haram sponsor: Ihejirika, El-Rufai trade accusations

Former  Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Minister, Malam Nasir El-Rufai an...

UEFA Champions League Draw: Manchester City handed Bayern test

Manchester City were handed a tough Champions League test as they were drawn aga...

Pastor emerges new Deputy Governor of Enugu State

Two days after Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi was impeached as the deputy governor of Enug...

Boko Haram sponsors, plans exposed by Australian Negotiator

A Perth-based international adviser, Dr. Stephen Davis, who for four months was ...

President Goodluck Jonathan full speech at the launch of E-ID card

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday officially launched the Mastercard powered...

FG launches national policy, action plan on child labour

The Federal Government has formally launched the National Policy and National Ac...

Friday's joke of the week: Importance of right address

A man who is just married is flying to the Florida Keys for a business trip, His...

Yes i am pregnant with my second child - Shakira

Colombian pop star Shakira is expecting her second child with Spanish footballer...

Popular Nollywood marriage breakups, How they happened

Nollywood movie industry has witnessed various celebrities in marital disarray. ...

Keshi to sign N6m contract with NFF

Coach, Stephen Keshi is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Fed...

Breaking: 10 feared dead as boat capsizes in Port Harcourt

Breaking: 10 feared dead as boat capsizes in Port Harcourt

No fewer than ten persons have been reportedly killed on Fri...

2015: Jonathan will win in Lagos, says Mimiko

2015: Jonathan will win in Lagos, says Mimiko

Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has predicted that ...

Rivers Ebola update: Wife of deceased doctor moved to Lagos

Rivers Ebola update: Wife of deceased doctor moved to Lagos

The Rivers State government says it has moved the wife of th...

FG recalls 16,000 resident doctors

FG recalls 16,000 resident doctors

The federal government has changed its stance on the termina...

Update: Opinions of NUT, parents differ over postponement of schools' resumption

Update: Opinions of NUT, parents differ over postponement of schools' resumption

Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, parents and other stakeholde...

NANS endorses President Goodluck Jonathan for second term

NANS endorses President Goodluck Jonathan for second term

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thur...

Update: Former Deputy Governor's forum to challenge Onyebuchi's Impeachment

Update: Former Deputy Governor's forum to challenge Onyebuchi's Impeachment

A forum of Former Deputy Governors of Nigeria has declared i...

2015: Sultan makes case for violence-free elections

2015: Sultan makes case for violence-free elections

As the 2015 general elections draw nearer, the Sultan of Sok...

Ebola virus: Hold Rivers gov responsible, says PDP

Ebola virus: Hold Rivers gov responsible, says PDP

The Chairman of Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democrat...

Boko Haram sponsor: Ihejirika, El-Rufai trade accusations

Boko Haram sponsor: Ihejirika, El-Rufai trade accusations

Former  Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Minister, Mal...

Pastor emerges new Deputy Governor of Enugu State

Pastor emerges new Deputy Governor of Enugu State

Two days after Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi was impeached as the dep...

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EFCC Arrests fraudster impersonating Oko…

EFCC Arrests fraudster impersonating Okonjo-Iweala’s secretary

Luck ran out of a suspected fraudster that impersonated Barrister Wilson Amarachi, Secretary to Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister...

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EFCC arrests two bankers for N9m fraud

EFCC arrests two bankers for N9m fraud

Two bankers, Rowland Alozie and Segun Osho, and their accomplice, Abass Kolawole, have been arrested by operatives of the Economic...

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EFCC set to clampdown on Nyako's commiss…

EFCC set to clampdown on Nyako's commissioners

Reports have it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to clampdown on some former commissioners who...

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EFCC seeks workers’ support to curb corr…

EFCC seeks workers’ support to curb corruption

Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday urged workers in the public and private sector...

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EFCC Arraigns suspected fraudsters over …

EFCC Arraigns suspected fraudsters over alleged N20m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday arraigned the duo of Orum Chinedu and Onyiye Chima before Justice S.M...

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Kano BDC operator bags one year jail ter…

Kano BDC operator bags one year jail term for $50,000 fraud

Justice Faruk Lawan of Kano State High Court Thursday July 10, 2014 convicted and sentenced one Auwalu Ibrahim to one...

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Update: Taraba State Accountant-General …

Update: Taraba State Accountant-General arraigned for alleged N1.56bn fraud

The Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the Taraba State Accountant- General, Mr Joel Joseph Lenbang, over misappropriation...

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N1.8m Job Scam: EFCC rejects settlement …

N1.8m Job Scam: EFCC rejects settlement claim by accused persons

Request by two accused persons who are standing trial before Justice V. N Agbata of the Anambra State High Court...

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Money laundering: EFCC closes case in La…

Money laundering: EFCC closes case in Lagos Speaker’s trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday closed its case at a Federal High Court in Lagos in the...

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EFCC arraigns 2 men for allegedly defrau…

EFCC arraigns 2 men for allegedly defrauding applicants of N2.25m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned James Onu and Abuchi Nwigwe before the Federal High Court in...

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FG, Brazil sign MoU on N144bn 700MW power plant

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FG, Brazil sign MoU on N144bn 700MW power plant

The Federal Government on Friday evening signed a N144bn Memorandum of Understanding with Benco Energy Limited of Brazil to construct...

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Nigerian Doctors suspend seven weeks strike

24-08-2014 Latest news

Nigerian Doctors suspend seven weeks strike

Striking members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have suspended their strike. The NMA through its official twitter handle @nmanigeria announced the suspension of the...

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Stallion rolls out vehicles built for Nigerian roads’

24-08-2014 Latest news

Stallion rolls out vehicles built for Nigerian roads’

Multinational conglomerate Stallion group has rolled out light commercial vehicles and buses at its new state-of-the-art assembly plant in Lagos State. The Stallion vehicles were...

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2face Idibia loses father to cancer

24-08-2014 Entertainment

2face Idibia loses father to cancer

Michael Idibia, father of multi award winning singer, Tuface Idibia is dead. Pa Idibia died at an undisclosed hospital on Saturday, after an unsuccessful battle...

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Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen: BVB shocked by record-breaker Bellarabi

24-08-2014 Sports

Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen: BVB shocked by record-breaker Bellarabi

Karim Bellarabi scored the fastest goal in Bundesliga history as Bayer Leverkusen secured a shock 2-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund on the opening day of...

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Everton 2-2 Arsenal: Ramsey & Giroud rescue point for Gunners

24-08-2014 English Premier League

Everton 2-2 Arsenal: Ramsey & Giroud rescue point for Gunners

The home side took a 2-0 lead into half-time, with Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith on the scoresheet, but the Gunners hit back with two...

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Win and get Heroines welcome at home, Jonathan tells Falconets

24-08-2014 Sports

Win and get Heroines welcome at home, Jonathan tells Falconets

President Goodluck Jonathan Saturday spoke with members of the national under-20 women's football team, the Falconets and exhorted them to go all out for victory...

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Ebola: Private Jet owners avoid leasing Aircraft

24-08-2014 Latest news

Ebola: Private Jet owners avoid leasing Aircraft

Owners of private jets in Nigeria have become cautious about leasing out their aircraft following the outbreak of Ebola. Although, aviation officials had been strictly...

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1.8 million signatures from South-West endorse Jonathan for second term

24-08-2014 Latest news

1.8 million signatures from South-West endorse Jonathan for second term

No fewer than 1.8 million signatures from South-West endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for the second term in Ibadan on Saturday. Prominent politicians and their supporters...

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Today's Highlights in History (August 24)

24-08-2014 Today in History

Today's Highlights in History (August 24)

Today is Sunday, August 24, the 236th day of 2014. There are 129 days left in the year. Nigeria today in history: 1937Moshood Kashimawo Olawale...

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Boko Haram occupies Adamawa, Hoists flag in border communities

24-08-2014 Latest news

Boko Haram occupies Adamawa, Hoists flag in border communities

Heavily armed terrorists overran Adamawa border communities in Madagali Local Government Area on Saturday. Witnesses and local officials confirmed saturday that the insurgents sacked residents...

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How good is your fashion sense (men)

24-08-2014 Entertainment

How good is your fashion sense (men)

Are you influenced by others when you make fashion choices? Do you have fashion sense when it comes to style and how you spend your...

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Ebola: Sierra Leone makes harbouring Ebola victims a crime

24-08-2014 Latest news

Ebola: Sierra Leone makes harbouring Ebola victims a crime

Sierra Leone's parliament has made the harboring of Ebola victims a crime drawing a two-year prison sentence in an attempt to stop the spread of...

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Libya migrant boat sinks with more than 170 on board

24-08-2014 AFRICA

Libya migrant boat sinks with more than 170 on board

Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with migrants sank off the coast of Libya. At least 170 passengers are...

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Ivory Coast shuts borders over Ebola

24-08-2014 AFRICA

Ivory Coast shuts borders over Ebola

Ivory Coast has become the latest African country to close its land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its...

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Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting

24-08-2014 World

 Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting

Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened...

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US brands Foley beheading a ‘terrorist attack’

24-08-2014 World

US brands Foley beheading a ‘terrorist attack’

Washington has declared the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack", upping the stakes in its confrontation with the Islamic State (IS) group, as...

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Woman chose 'Love, Compassion, Understanding when her husband came out as gay

23-08-2014 Gossip

Woman chose 'Love, Compassion, Understanding when her husband came out as gay

It's not every day that a marriage gets dissolved because one or the other in the marriage decided to come out as a gay person....

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon 'living apart'

23-08-2014 Entertainment

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon 'living apart'

Nick Cannon appears to have confirmed that his marriage to singer Mariah Carey is going through a rough patch. The couple have not been pictured...

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Balotelli’s Liverpool move is my last chance, says agent

23-08-2014 Sports

Balotelli’s Liverpool move is my last chance, says agent

Mino Raiola has stated that Mario Balotelli's imminent move to Liverpool, is his last chance. The super agent who represents the Italian striker, is set...

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Restraint marks Ferguson, Missouri protests for third straight night

23-08-2014 World

Restraint marks Ferguson, Missouri protests for third straight night

For a third consecutive night, restraint prevailed at protests on Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard began withdrawing from the St. Louis suburb...

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Investigation under way in Iraqi mosque massacre

23-08-2014 World

Investigation under way in Iraqi mosque massacre

The speaker of Iraq's parliament says an investigation is under way into an attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque that killed scores of people and...

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Banks defend reintroduction of ATM withdrawals charges

23-08-2014 Business

Banks defend reintroduction of ATM withdrawals charges

As some bank customers continue to express displeasure over the decision to introduce N65 on remote-on-us automated teller machines (ATMs) transactions in the country, bank...

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Controversy over Omoni Oboli’s gorgeous dress

23-08-2014 Entertainment

Controversy over Omoni Oboli’s gorgeous dress

Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan attended the screening of 'Being Mrs. Elliot', a movie produced by sultry actress, Omoni Oboli, at the Aso Rock Villa....

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FG finally approves abuja NFF elective congress

23-08-2014 Sports

FG finally approves abuja NFF elective congress

The coast seems to be clear on the controversy in where and when the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elective congress will take place, as the...

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“I don’t want the public to know my next of kin” - Obasanjo

23-08-2014 Latest news

“I don’t want the public to know my next of kin” -  Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday kept the information about his next of kin away from the public. The former president, who registered for the...

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Oba Adegoke Adegboye of Ekit is dead

23-08-2014 Latest news

Oba Adegoke Adegboye of  Ekit is dead

A Prominent traditional Monarch in Ekiti State, the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adegoke Adegboye is dead. Adegboye, who became the king of the of the...

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Professor Osotimehin gets fresh tenure as UNFPA executive Director

23-08-2014 Latest news

Professor Osotimehin gets fresh tenure as UNFPA executive Director

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has reappointed Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin as the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. In a statement...

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Suicide Bombings: SSS alerts Nigerians on theft of Reverend Sisters’ regalia in Kano

23-08-2014 Latest news

Suicide Bombings: SSS alerts Nigerians on theft of Reverend Sisters’ regalia in Kano

Following the recent bombings in the northern part of the country which involved females, the Department of State Security, DSS, has raised the alarm over...

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Jennifer Lopez wants to get married again

23-08-2014 Gossip

Jennifer Lopez wants to get married again

Jennifer Lopez might have been married three times, she however is still ready to give the holy institution another shot. The sexy singer was on...

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2015: Jonathan is unstoppable - Clark

23-08-2014 Latest news

2015: Jonathan is unstoppable - Clark

Elder-statesman and former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark has affirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan will run for a second term, adding that nobody can...

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South Africa appoints Shakes Mashaba as new Bafana Bafana coach

26-07-2014 Sports

South Africa appoints Shakes Mashaba as new Bafana Bafana coach

South African coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba has been appointed as head coach of Bafana Bafana, the South African Football Association (Safa) announced on Saturday. "As...

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Sunday's Fashion Trends: Non-Stretch Jeans are good for you

27-07-2014 GENERAL

Sunday's Fashion Trends: Non-Stretch Jeans are good for you

Not only are non-stretch jeans good for the men but also they are good and much more comfortable for women too. As a woman, I've...

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Eid-el-Fitr: Tambuwal Urges Muslims to Reflect on Spiritual Lives

27-07-2014 Latest news

Eid-el-Fitr: Tambuwal Urges Muslims to Reflect on Spiritual Lives

Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged Muslims in the country to use the period of the Eid-el-Fitri to reflect on...

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KEFEE'S BURIAL: "Nigerian artistes disappointed me"- Daddy Showkey

27-07-2014 Entertainment

KEFEE'S BURIAL: "Nigerian artistes disappointed me"- Daddy Showkey

Daddy Showkey the self styled "ghetto soldier"could not hide his disappointment with his colleagues in the Nigeria music industry for not showing up to pay...

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Commonwealth Games: Bolt's parents wish Okagbare well

27-07-2014 OTHER SPORTS

Commonwealth Games: Bolt's parents wish Okagbare well

Nigeria's sprint queen Blessing Okagbare begins her quest to win a Commonwealth Games double today in Glasgow Scotland. And she seems to have received the...

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Commonwealth Games: Minister announces $7,000 for Gold Medalist

27-07-2014 OTHER SPORTS

Commonwealth Games: Minister announces $7,000 for Gold Medalist

The Federal Government has announced a ransom reward of $7,000 each for Gold Medalist in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Disclosing this to athletes and...

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Boko Haram clashes with Cameroonian soldiers

27-07-2014 Latest news

Boko Haram clashes with Cameroonian soldiers

Nigeria's Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killing at least four soldiers and prompting the Cameroonian...

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Body of Ebola victim cremated in Lagos

27-07-2014 Health

Body of Ebola victim cremated in Lagos

The body of the first victim of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, who died in Lagos on Friday, has been cremated. Details of the cremation...

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Appeal Court Upholds Obiano's Election, Dismisses Ngige, Nwoye's Petitions

27-07-2014 Politics

Appeal Court Upholds Obiano's Election, Dismisses Ngige, Nwoye's Petitions

The Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal Saturday upheld the judgment of Anambra Election Tribunal which upheld the election of Willie Obiano as duly...

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Bomb blast: NMA suspends strike in Kano hospital

27-07-2014 Latest news

Bomb blast: NMA suspends strike in Kano hospital

Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has exempted medical doctors working in the surgery department of the Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Kano,...

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Today's Highlights in History (July 27)

27-07-2014 Today in History

Today's Highlights in History (July 27)

Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 27,...

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National conference is Jonathan’s biggest legacy – Chief Nwosu-Iheme

27-07-2014 Latest news

National conference is Jonathan’s biggest legacy – Chief Nwosu-Iheme

Chief Uzoma Nwosu-Iheme is one of the delegates to the ongoing national conference representing Imo State in the South East zone. The geologist had a...

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Ebola: FG orders more Liberians in Calabar to Lagos for screening

27-07-2014 Health

Ebola: FG orders more Liberians in Calabar to Lagos for screening

In a bid to ensure that the Ebola virus does not spread, following the death of a Liberian national in Lagos last week, the Federal...

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Married man attempts suicide over girlfriend

27-07-2014 Latest news

Married man attempts suicide over girlfriend

Tragedy was averted Friday morning at Bay Bridge road, Yenagoa, when a 40-year-old man, Ediekan, attempted to commit suicide as a result of his failed...

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Remy's Move To Liverpool Collapses

28-07-2014 Sports

Remy's Move To Liverpool Collapses

Loic Remy's dream of playing in the champions League as suffered a set back as his imminent move to Liverpool has collapsed. Though the Merseyside...

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Take the load off it’s Monday: The prisoner

28-07-2014 GENERAL

Take the load off it’s Monday: The prisoner

A man escapes from prison where he has been for 15 years. He breaks into a house to look for money and guns, and finds...

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Again, Conference postpones resumption date to August 11

28-07-2014 Latest news

Again, Conference postpones resumption date to August 11

For the second time, the National Conference secretariat has postponed the resumption date of the delegates to conclude and sign its recommendations to August 11....

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Sallah celebration: FG calls on citizens to be security conscious

28-07-2014 Latest news

Sallah celebration: FG calls on citizens to be  security conscious

The Federal Government has urged its citizens and residents to be security conscious, as Nigerian Muslims joined other faithful around the world to celebrate this...

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Buhari’s survival saved Nigeria, says Jonathan

28-07-2014 Latest news

Buhari’s survival saved Nigeria, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has given thanks to God for not allowing Boko Haram attackers, whom he described as sons of the devil, to succeed in...

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Ebola virus: Arik Air halts flight operations into Liberia, Sierra Leone

28-07-2014 Latest news

Ebola virus: Arik Air halts flight operations into Liberia, Sierra Leone

Indigenous carrier, Arik Air, on Sunday announced the suspension of flight operations into Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone. We gathered that the...

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No deadline date for enforcement of number plates, drver's licence - FRSC

28-07-2014 Latest news

No deadline date for enforcement of number plates, drver's licence - FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has said that purported August date for the enforcement of the new number date is not true as the...

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Okagbare sets fastest heat record

28-07-2014 Sports

Okagbare sets fastest heat record

Nigeria's medal hopeful, Blessing Okagbare has qualified for the second round of the Women's 100 meters event at the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The...

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Liverpool completes Lovren capture from Southampton

28-07-2014 Sports

Liverpool completes Lovren capture from Southampton

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren have completed his £20m move to Liverpool making him the club's fifth summer signing of the season. The 25-year-old Croatia centre-back...

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Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty

28-07-2014 World

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty

Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air...

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Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire

28-07-2014 World

Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. An emergency session backed a statement calling for a truce...

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First photos of Naeto C baby girl

28-07-2014 Entertainment

First photos of Naeto C baby girl

Music artiste Naetochukwu popularly known as Naeto C and his wife, Nicole welcomed a baby girl on Friday, 25th of July, 2014. The bouncing baby...

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BREAKING: Another bomb explosion hit Kano

28-07-2014 Latest news

BREAKING: Another bomb explosion hit Kano

Barely 24 hours after a bomb explosion killed about five people in Kano State, another explosion occurred again at about 10.00am on Monday. This information...

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Photos: How President Jonathan celebrates Eid-al-Fitr

28-07-2014 Latest news

Photos: How President Jonathan celebrates Eid-al-Fitr

Eid-al-Fitr celebrations which was held on Sunday, July 27 crown the end of the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslim faithfuls all over the world....

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Female suicide bomber hide explosives in Hijab, in failed attempt to bomb Kano University

28-07-2014 Latest news

Female suicide bomber hide explosives in Hijab, in failed attempt to bomb Kano University

The Nigeria police reported that another female suicide bomber died in an attempt to bomb, Northwest University in Kano on sunday at about around 1pm....

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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister

28-07-2014 AFRICA

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and no fewer than three people have been killed in the attack by...

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US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

28-07-2014 Health

US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

An American doctor battling West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian...

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Second attack by another female suicide bomber at Shopping Mall in Kano

28-07-2014 Latest news

Second attack by another female suicide bomber at Shopping Mall in Kano

A second attack by another female suicide bomber occured outside a shopping centre in Kano city injured at least six people after a similar blast...

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Ebola outbreak in Africa: the key questions

28-07-2014 Health

Ebola outbreak in Africa: the key questions

What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, which used to be called Ebola haemorrhagic fever, was named after the river in the Democratic Republic of the...

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River in China mysteriously turns red overnight

28-07-2014 GENERAL

River in China mysteriously turns red overnight

A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing...

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New dates for Phase 2 of PVC distribution, CVR

28-07-2014 Latest news

New dates for Phase 2 of PVC distribution, CVR

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the second phase of its programme of distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and Continuous Voter Registration...

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Police arrest Civil Defence operative for alleged arms deal

28-07-2014 Latest news

Police arrest Civil Defence operative for alleged arms deal

The police have arrested Idris Saidu, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Niger over alleged involvement in illegal arms...

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PDP members in U.S. to hold convention

28-07-2014 Politics

PDP members in U.S. to hold convention

The members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the United States (U.S.) will hold the party’s convention between Aug.1 and Aug. 5. According to a...

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US man killed after plane hits him

28-07-2014 World

US man killed after plane hits him

A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously injured on Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed and...

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Joe Jackson celebrates 86th Birthday in Barcelona, pens open letter to Janet Jackson

28-07-2014 Entertainment

Joe Jackson celebrates 86th Birthday in Barcelona, pens open letter to Janet Jackson

Joe Jackson, the father of the late king of Pop Michael Jackson, celebrated his 86th birthday at Boujis in Barcelona, Spain. His special guest for...

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President Jonathan condemns terror attacks in Kano, Adamawa and Cameroon

28-07-2014 Latest news

President Jonathan condemns terror attacks in Kano, Adamawa and Cameroon

Following the recent attack by the Boko Haram sect in Kano, Adamawa and Cameroon, the Presidential spokesperson Reuben Abati has issued a press release informing...

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I wept the day I married Tuface – Annie Idibia

28-07-2014 Entertainment

I wept the day I married Tuface – Annie Idibia

Life couldn't be sweeter. Today, she is married to one of the biggest names in Nigerian entertainment while she is a fast growing brand in...

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Commonwealth Games: Blessing Okagbare wins gold in women's 100m

28-07-2014 OTHER SPORTS

Commonwealth Games: Blessing Okagbare wins gold in women's 100m

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare shocked Veronica Campbell-Brown, to win gold in the final of the women’s 100m at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. The sprinter finished...

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TCN set to inject $8bn to boost electricity

28-07-2014 Latest news

TCN set to inject $8bn to boost electricity

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) plans to invest $8 billion to upgrade its operations to achieve 20,000 megawatts electricity supply.The company's Executive Director, Mr Mohammed...

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Ebola: Lagos Govt identifies 59 contacts with dead Liberian victim

28-07-2014 Health

 Ebola: Lagos Govt identifies 59 contacts with dead Liberian victim

Nigerians have been advised to be calm and not panic over the reported case of Ebola Virus in Lagos State, with an assurance that no...

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Building Collapse: Agency to begin Blocks Certification

28-07-2014 Latest news

Building Collapse: Agency to begin Blocks Certification

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria says it will soon commence a certification exercise for blocks, sands and buildings material dealers to check the increasing cases...

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Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother's womb

28-07-2014 World

Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother's womb

When the doctors gently pulled the tiny newborn from her mother's womb in an emergency Caesarian section, the woman had already been dead for an...

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Charles Novia condemns “Dorobucci” Music Video

29-07-2014 Entertainment

Charles Novia condemns “Dorobucci” Music Video

Popular Nollywood producer and director Charles Novia who some fans have called a social critic has once again share his opinion, this time expressing his...

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Tuesday’s Health Watch: Health benefits of Eating Onion

29-07-2014 Health

Tuesday’s Health Watch: Health benefits of Eating Onion

Never mind, when you eat onion tears flow down your cheek. The health benefit you derive from eating that raw onion is more than the...

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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

29-07-2014 World

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long...

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Today's Highlight in History (July 29)

29-07-2014 Today in History

Today's Highlight in History (July 29)

Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 29,...

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Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak

29-07-2014 Health

Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak

The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case...

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American suicide bomber in Syria

29-07-2014 World

American suicide bomber in Syria

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing...

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Boko Haram kills 2 soldiers, 4 others in Adamawa

29-07-2014 Latest news

Boko Haram kills 2 soldiers, 4 others in Adamawa

Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Adamawa, killed six people on Sunday in Garkida town of Gombi Local Government Area of the state, residents and officials...

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Windows 8 Died at Launch, Microsoft Moves on to Windows 9

29-07-2014 SCIENCE

Windows 8 Died at Launch, Microsoft Moves on to Windows 9

Microsoft attempted something different and daring with Windows 8. It introduced a whole new interface and means of interaction with your PC that was identical...

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Davido and Wizkid at war again

29-07-2014 Entertainment

Davido and Wizkid at war again

 The two musical stars, Wizkid and Davido earlier report claimed that they seem to have buried their differences and show of supremacy but recently it...

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Unknown gunmen abduct uncle of former Bayelsa governor

29-07-2014 Latest news

Unknown gunmen abduct uncle of former Bayelsa governor

Gunmen have abducted an uncle of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, Benson Adigio-Eseni, 86. It was reported on Monday that the abduction of...

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Arsenal sign Chambers from Southampton

29-07-2014 Sports

Arsenal sign Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee. The London club said on Monday that the 19-year-old Chambers s signed a...

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West Bromwich Albion target Victor Moses

29-07-2014 Sports

West Bromwich Albion target Victor Moses

Victor Moses may become the third Nigerian on the books of West Bromwich Albion this season, as the midland club have made him a priority...

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Update: Desmond Elliot reacts to reports that he slept with two blood sisters

29-07-2014 Entertainment

Update: Desmond Elliot reacts to reports that he slept with two blood sisters

Famous Nollywood actor and politician, Desmond Elliot, has denied the allegation that went viral on media that he has been sleeping with two sisters put...

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Why Goodluck Jonathan is Likely to Win the 2015 Presidential Election by a Landslide By…

29-07-2014 Latest news

Why Goodluck Jonathan is Likely to Win the 2015 Presidential Election by a Landslide By Femi Aribisala

Goodluck Jonathan is currently the only presidential candidate in Nigeria. The others are nowhere to be found. I have been a student of elections for...

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Nasiru El-Rufai bereaved again, another son dies in car crash

29-07-2014 Latest news

Nasiru El-Rufai bereaved again, another son dies in car crash

Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and chieftain of Nigeria's opposition alliance, All Progressives Congress (APC), Tuesday morning lost...

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No flight restrictions to America from West Africa over Ebola yet, Says U.S.

29-07-2014 Health

No flight restrictions to America from West Africa over Ebola yet, Says U.S.

Under U.S. Law, the State Department is the agency that would suspend, or place, international flight restrictions in the event a major Trans-Atlantic outbreak of...

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Buhari's assassination attempt: Pastor Bakare offers Solution to terrorism

29-07-2014 Latest news

Buhari's assassination attempt: Pastor Bakare offers Solution to terrorism

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, on Sunday warned that terrorism in Nigeria cannot be halted unless its sources, strategies,...

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NCAA suspends Asky airline for flying Ebola virus victim into Nigeria

29-07-2014 Latest news

NCAA suspends Asky airline for flying Ebola virus victim into Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has suspended all Asky Airline flight operations to Nigeria over the transportation of an Ebola virus victim into the...

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Update: Security forces rescue wife of Cameroon Deputy PM abducted by Boko Haram

29-07-2014 AFRICA

Update: Security forces rescue wife of Cameroon Deputy PM abducted by Boko Haram

Security Forces in Cameroun Republic have rescued the wife of the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was abducted on Sunday by suspected members...

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UPDATE: Commonwealth Games: Nigerian gold medallist, Chika Amalaha, accused of doping, suspended

29-07-2014 Sports

UPDATE: Commonwealth Games: Nigerian gold medallist, Chika Amalaha, accused of doping, suspended

A Nigerian athlete, Chika Amalaha, on Tuesday failed a preliminary drug test at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The 16-year-old weightlifter had on...

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China investigates ex-security chief, Zhou Yongkang

29-07-2014 ASIA

China investigates ex-security chief,  Zhou Yongkang

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for suspected "serious disciplinary violation", state media say. The news confirms rumours about the hugely powerful...

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Dutch PM asks Ukraine to stop fighting near crash site

29-07-2014 World

Dutch PM asks Ukraine to stop fighting near crash site

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Tuesday to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site, a government...

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Mikel bags British passport October

29-07-2014 Sports

Mikel bags British passport October

AfricanFootball.com can exclusively reveal that Nigeria World Cup star Mikel Obi will stay on and fight for his Chelsea future because he is due to...

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Joel Obi will stay and fight because his problems are over - agent

29-07-2014 Sports

Joel Obi will stay and fight because his problems are over - agent

Joel Obi has put behind him all his injury problems and he will fight to stay at Inter Milan where he rightly belongs, according to...

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Van Gaal not keen on engaging Mourinho in mind games

29-07-2014 Sports

Van Gaal not keen on engaging Mourinho in mind games

Louis van Gaal has said that he will not get into any mind games with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho next season. Both managers worked together...

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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

29-07-2014 World

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment in three weeks, after Israel's prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead. Gaza's only...

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Jose Mourinho may sell Petr Cech as Chelsea exceed foreign player quota

29-07-2014 Sports

Jose Mourinho may sell Petr Cech as Chelsea exceed foreign player quota

Chelsea could be forced to sell Petr Cech in order to fall in line with homegrown quotas for the Premier League and Champions League. The...

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US tries to calm fears as Ebola virus spreads

29-07-2014 Health

US tries to calm fears as Ebola virus spreads

US health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly disease spreading to the US is remote. The...

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Boko Haram kills 8, Bombs Bridge in Yobe

30-07-2014 Latest news

Boko Haram kills 8, Bombs Bridge in Yobe

At least eight persons were killed and a major bridge destroyed in Yobe State when gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram attacked...

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Jonathan commiserates with El-Rufai on son’s death

30-07-2014 Latest news

Jonathan commiserates with El-Rufai on son’s death

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commiserated with a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on the death of his son, Hamza....

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Doctor who treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone dies from the virus…

30-07-2014 AFRICA

Doctor who treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone dies from the virus

Sheik Umar Khan, the Sierra Leonean doctor hailed as a "national hero" for treating more than one hundred Ebola patients, died on monday of the...

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Presidency reacts to alleged cash gift to Chibok parents

30-07-2014 Latest news

Presidency reacts to alleged cash gift to Chibok parents

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, says the allegation that the parents of the abducted girls from...

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Ebola Virus: Lagos Government says First Consultants acted professionally

30-07-2014 Health

Ebola Virus: Lagos Government says First Consultants acted professionally

The Lagos State Government has thrown its weight behind the First Consultant Medical Center. The Special Adviser on Public Health to the Lagos State Government,...

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Fani-Kayode back to PDP for good

30-07-2014 Politics

Fani-Kayode back to PDP for good

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode said on Tuesday in Osogbo that he has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for good. Fani-Kayode said this...

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Boko Haram bomb Mosque near Emir’s palace in Yobe

30-07-2014 Latest news

Boko Haram bomb Mosque near Emir’s palace in Yobe

Fresh reports say suspected Boko Haram insurgents have bombed a mosque in Yobe State located not far from the palace of the Emir of Potiskum....

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Wednesday's Word of the day: in·cur·sion

30-07-2014 GENERAL

Wednesday's Word of the day: in·cur·sion

Word: in·cur·sion Transcription: /ɪnˈkəːʃ(ə)n/ Part of speech: Noun

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Omawumi hints at low key 2015 wedding with lover

30-07-2014 Entertainment

Omawumi hints at low key 2015 wedding with lover

Singer, Omawumi, has revealed she may be getting married to the father of her child, Kamillah, sometime in 2015, although it would not be widely...

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Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

30-07-2014 World

Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

A reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza. In an audio...

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Stop linking FG with bomb attack on Buhari - Col Umar

30-07-2014 Latest news

Stop linking FG with bomb attack on Buhari - Col Umar

Former military Governor of Kaduna State, Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (Rtd) has told loyalists of former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari to stop...

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Bombing kills 43 in Gaza as UN School Hit

30-07-2014 World

Bombing kills 43 in Gaza as UN School Hit

At least 43 people have been killed in Gaza, including many at a UN school, during another night of heavy shelling, medics said. Dozens of...

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100cm man finds love, gets married and has a baby

30-07-2014 GENERAL

100cm man finds love, gets married and has a baby

Arif Ibrahim Tambe whose height is only 106 centimeters finally found his love and even started a family, in Pune, in the west of India....

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Drogba aims to end Chelsea's title wait

30-07-2014 Sports

Drogba aims to end Chelsea's title wait

An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League...

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Divorce: Beyonce goes house-hunting alone

30-07-2014 Entertainment

Divorce: Beyonce goes house-hunting alone

It seems like Beyonce and Jay Z's rumoured separation might be happening even sooner than expected. The singer was spotted secretly viewing a house in...

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Today's Highlights in History (July 30)

30-07-2014 Today in History

Today's Highlights in History (July 30)

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 30,...

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NBA begs Okorocha to recall suspended members

30-07-2014 Latest news

NBA begs Okorocha to recall suspended members

The Imo State chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association has called on Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to look into the matter surrounding the suspension...

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Impeachment: I’ll appear before probe panel - Al-Makura

30-07-2014 Politics

Impeachment: I’ll appear before probe panel - Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, yesterday, said he would appear before the impeachment panel set up by the state House of Assembly, even...

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Police nab 11 suspected female cultists during initiation ceremony

30-07-2014 Latest news

Police nab 11 suspected female cultists during initiation ceremony

Police from the "A" Division, Asaba, Delta State, have apprehended a group of suspected cultists during an initiation ceremony at Umudaike Quarters, Off Ibusa Road,...

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NFF offer Keshi N7m-a-month contract

30-07-2014 Sports

NFF offer Keshi N7m-a-month contract

The Nigeria Football Federation has offered Stephen Keshi an improved contract of seven million naira a month (over $44,000) a top official told africanFootball.com. Keshi's...

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FG calls for trucks’ holding bay in Lagos

30-07-2014 Latest news

FG calls for trucks’ holding bay in Lagos

The Federal Government on Tuesday, urged Lagos State to build permanent holding bay for trucks and tankers to park, to ease the logjam around Apapa...

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Okorocha dismisses Impeachment Threat

30-07-2014 Latest news

Okorocha dismisses Impeachment Threat

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday debunked media reports that he was under impeachment threat by lawmakers in the state. A statement made...

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Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

30-07-2014 AFRICA

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. The nomadic woman was killed outside...

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NLC begs Insurgents to embrace peace, recommit to good Governance

30-07-2014 Latest news

NLC begs Insurgents to embrace peace, recommit to good Governance

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Tuesday called on those unleashing mayhem on the country in the spirit the just concluded Eid-el-Fitri to lay down their arms...

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Breaking: Bomb explosion at Kano Poly, many feared dead

30-07-2014 Latest news

Breaking: Bomb explosion at Kano Poly, many feared dead

A female suicide bomber has blew herself up at the Central Administration building of the Kano State Polytechnic, Kano State, leaving many of the students...

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