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Delta hasn’t achieved its full potential – Prest

Tony Prest was born in Warri in 1960 to the late Chief Arthur Prest, a frontline...

California mayor dies after shooting

The mayor of a California suburb has been fatally shot at home and his wife take...

Microsoft unveils windows 10 system with start menu

Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating sys...

Nollywood to release film “October 1” for Nigeria’s anniversary

The Nigerian film industry, 'Nollywood', on Monday said it would release "a must...

Obasanjo enrols for PhD at NOUN

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has enrolled for a Master of Arts (MA) and Ph...

9ice welcomes fourth child with his third baby mama

Two weeks ago, news broke of the birth of 9ice's fourth child with a third baby ...

FG to invest N320bn in building, restructuring of airports

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it will spend $2 billion, about N320 bi...

Govt to establish 1,000MW coal power plant in Enugu

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish a 1000 mega watts coal p...

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the ...

Water supply has improved from 58% to 67% in the past 3 years - Minister

Access to potable water in Nigeria has increased from 58 percent to 67 percent w...

Obasanjo enrols for PhD at NOUN

Obasanjo enrols for PhD at NOUN

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has enrolled for a Master...

Happy 54th independence Anniversary

Happy 54th independence Anniversary

Today Wednesday, October 1, 2014, marks the 54th anniversary...

FG to invest N320bn in building, restructuring of airports

FG to invest N320bn in building, restructuring of airports

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it will spend $2 bi...

Govt to establish 1,000MW coal power plant in Enugu

Govt to establish 1,000MW coal power plant in Enugu

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish a 10...

Water supply has improved from 58% to 67% in the past 3 years - Minister

Water supply has improved from 58% to 67% in the past 3 years - Minister

Access to potable water in Nigeria has increased from 58 per...

A poor man can as well shun crime  - Jonathan

A poor man can as well shun crime - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on monday noted that it was poss...

Akinkunmi, designer of Nigerian flag, bags national award

Akinkunmi, designer of Nigerian flag, bags national award

After years of neglect, the designer of the Nigerian Flag, M...

Today's Highlights in History (Sept 30th)

Today's Highlights in History (Sept 30th)

Today is Tuesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There...

Tanker fire kills Pregnant woman, 3 others in Onitsha

Tanker fire kills Pregnant woman, 3 others in Onitsha

No fewer than four persons, including a pregnant woman, were...

Oyakhilome's divorce saga: New lady takes over as CEO of Believers Loveworld (photo)

Oyakhilome's divorce saga: New lady takes over as CEO of Believers Loveworld (photo)

Following the divorce mess between Pastors Chris and Anita O...

Today's Highlights In History (Sept 29th)

Today's Highlights In History (Sept 29th)

Today is Monday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2014. There are ...

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Judge acquits Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji, …

Judge acquits Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji, of N600million money laundering charges

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has discharged and acquitted Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker of the Lagos...

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Tenebe Probe: EFCC debunks online report…

Tenebe Probe: EFCC debunks online report linking oil minister

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied an online news, which on Thursday linked the minister of Petroleum...

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72-year-old Dutch woman loses N40.6m to…

 72-year-old Dutch woman loses N40.6m to Nigerian internet fraudster

A 31 year old Nigerian man, Adio Opeyemi Micheal (pictured above) has been arrested by the EFCC for duping a...

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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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Maigari wishes Nigerian football well

on 01 October 2014
Maigari wishes Nigerian football well

Immediatepast president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari on Tuesday said he will continue to wish the...

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FG halts illegal transfer of N500bn by multinational companies

on 28 September 2014
FG halts illegal transfer of N500bn by multinational companies

Federal Government at the weekend disclosed that the enforcement of the Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) regulation by the National Office...

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2015: I’m not desperate - Buhari

on 01 October 2014
2015: I’m not desperate -  Buhari

Former Head of State Gen. Muhammadu Buhari spoke on tuesday on the race for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential...

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Robbers shoot pastor's mouth for begging them not to molest daughter

23-09-2014 Latest news

Robbers shoot pastor's mouth for begging them not to molest daughter

The heartlessness of some armed robbers who not only steal from their victims, but also kill or maim them, was manifested recently when a gang...

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NAFDAC partners pharmacists to stop counterfeiting

23-09-2014 Health

NAFDAC partners pharmacists to stop counterfeiting

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) are collaborating to curb the...

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Only 3% of Nation's land duly registered - FG

23-09-2014 Latest news

Only 3% of Nation's land duly registered - FG

The Federal Government Tuesday in Enugu expressed dismay that out of a total of 923,768 Sq meters of lands in Nigeria, only three per cent...

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Facebook to charge $2.99 monthly fee starting November

23-09-2014 SCIENCE

Facebook to charge $2.99 monthly fee starting November

Nobody expected such a news story this week, but it seems that Facebook will no longer be a free service. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has...

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Nigeria earns $40bn from oil exports in six months

23-09-2014 NNPC

Nigeria earns $40bn from oil exports in six months

Nigeria has been estimated to have realised about $40 billion from crude oil exports in the first half of this year, according to the Organisation...

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Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy injured for three months

23-09-2014 English Premier League

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy injured for three months

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has been sidelined until New Year atleast, after suffering an ankle injury. The France International damaged his ligaments against Manchester City...

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2022 world cup may not take place in Qatar - FIFA official

23-09-2014 Sports

2022 world cup may not take place in Qatar - FIFA official

Qatar promised air-conditioned stadiums to ensure its extreme heat does not stand on the way of it hosting the World Cup in 2022, but as...

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Big Brother unveils first Nigerian housemate

23-09-2014 Entertainment

Big Brother unveils first Nigerian housemate

This reprot would answer some of the questions Nigerians have been asking about the upcoming Big Brother reality show. The management have revealed one of...

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Student covers her Mercedes in one million Swarovski crystals (photos)

23-09-2014 Gossip

Student covers her Mercedes in one million Swarovski crystals (photos)

A 21 year old Russian student Daria Radionova spent £20,000 to cover her £25,000 2011 Mercedes CLS 350 with one million Swarovski crystals. After blinging...

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Zuma wishes Jewish community happy new year

23-09-2014 AFRICA

Zuma wishes Jewish community happy new year

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday wished South Africa's Jewish community a happy Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. "On 24 September [Wednesday], Heritage Day, the...

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DHQ Retracts statement on Chibok girls rescue

23-09-2014 Latest news

DHQ Retracts statement on Chibok girls rescue

The Defence Headquarters has retracted its earlier statement confirming the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls. The spokesperson for the defence headquarters, Chris Olukolade, had...

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Update: Enugu declares Sept. 25 work free day for Jonathan re-election rally

23-09-2014 Latest news

Update: Enugu declares Sept. 25 work free day for Jonathan re-election rally

The Enugu State Government has declared Sept. 25 a work-free-day for President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election rally. A statement signed by the state's Commissioner for Information,...

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Dancers association decries dearth of professional dancers

23-09-2014 Entertainment

Dancers association decries dearth of professional dancers

Adedayo Liadi, the Director of Special Duties, Guild of Nigerian Dancers (GOND), on Tuesday decried the dearth of professional dancers in the country. Liadi, who...

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Jonathan urges CIBN to implement Transformation Agenda's policies

23-09-2014 Latest news

Jonathan urges CIBN to implement Transformation Agenda's policies

President GoodLuck Jonathan has urged the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) to ensure effective implementation of policies that will complement Federal Government's transformation...

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Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak contained in Senegal, Nigeria - WHO

23-09-2014 Health

Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak contained in Senegal, Nigeria - WHO

The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria...

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Former Abia Gov. reportedly acquires most expensive private jet in Nigeria

23-09-2014 Gossip

Former Abia Gov. reportedly acquires most expensive private jet in Nigeria

According to Encomium mag, former Governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, now has the most expensive private jet in Nigeria. The jet, which is...

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Nicholas Ibekwe reveals why he published the TB Joshua recording

23-09-2014 Gossip

Nicholas Ibekwe reveals why he published the TB Joshua recording

Nicholas Ibekwe is the journalist who published the audio recording of T.B Joshua offering N50k to journalist to give his church favorable coverage (read here)....

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Lampard could get Chelsea send-off - Pellegrini

23-09-2014 English Premier League

Lampard could get Chelsea send-off -  Pellegrini

Frank Lampard's loan spell at Manchester City could come to an end with a game at his former club Chelsea on January 31, City manager...

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Girl impregnated by own father in Oyo tells her story

23-09-2014 WEIRD NEWS

Girl impregnated by own father in Oyo tells her story

It sounds strange, though this is not the first time such would be happening. Each time the incident occurs, it sounds untrue. But it has...

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CBN lists challenges to electronic payment system in Nigeria

23-09-2014 Business

CBN lists challenges to electronic payment system in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has named weak risk management framework and security issues among the major challenges affecting electronic payment system in the...

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Court stops medical panel from investigating Suntai's health status

23-09-2014 Latest news

Court stops medical panel from investigating Suntai's health status

A High Court sitting in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, has refrained the medical panel recently set up by the state House of Assembly to...

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We want Jonathan to continue in 2015, Enugu Gov. rallies re-election

23-09-2014 Latest news

We want Jonathan to continue in 2015, Enugu Gov. rallies re-election

The Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime ahead  of 2015 has floated a non-partisan pressure group aimed at sensitizing the people of Enugu State for the...

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Obama to speak on Syria attacks

23-09-2014 World

Obama to speak on Syria attacks

President Barack Obama will give his first public remarks on US strikes against Syria from the White House within hours, a US official said Tuesday....

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Kelechi Iheanacho not ripe for Super Eagles - Keshi

23-09-2014 Sports

Kelechi Iheanacho not ripe for Super Eagles - Keshi

Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi has reacted to calls that Flying Eagles midfielder Kelechi Iheanacho be invited to the senior national team. In a chat with...

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FG approves N213bn for power intervention fund

23-09-2014 Latest news

FG approves N213bn for power intervention fund

The Federal Government has announced a N213-billion facility to help offset the legacy gas debts and address the revenue shortfall in the power sector. The...

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WHO: Ebola Has Claimed 2,800 Lives In 6 Months, Study Shows

23-09-2014 Health

WHO: Ebola Has Claimed 2,800 Lives In 6 Months, Study Shows

The World Health Organization said the death toll from Ebola in West Africa has risen to more than 2,800 with 5,800 cases confirmed as of...

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NUPENG bemoans more than N10bn revenue lost to 5-day strike

23-09-2014 Latest news

NUPENG bemoans more than N10bn revenue lost to 5-day strike

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) says their members cumulatively lost more than N10 billion during the recent five-day strike by workers...

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Ferguson's Retirement Affected Van Persie - Ferdinand

23-09-2014 English Premier League

Ferguson's Retirement Affected Van Persie - Ferdinand

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement affected Robin van Persie more than anybody else at Old Trafford. Van Persie...

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Super Eagel's star Onazi extends Lazio deal

23-09-2014 English Premier League

Super Eagel's star Onazi extends Lazio deal

Ogenyi Onazi has signed a new contract with Lazio that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018. The Nigeria international's previous...

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Psquare: Paul and Peter Okoye finally reveal the truth behind their fight

23-09-2014 Gossip

Psquare: Paul and Peter Okoye finally reveal the truth behind their fight

On a recent chat, know  "The Truth", Peter and Paul Okoye of Psquare finally addressed their much publicized fight which threatened to cause a split...

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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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