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FG reinstates commitment to float National Carrier

The Federal Government has restated its determination to establish a national ca...

2015 Presidential Election: President Jonathan declares interest

After months of speculations, and waiting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Thur...

FG commited to enchance trade in Nigerian ports

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians on its readiness to facilitate trad...

EFCC recovers N550,000 for blind woman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it recovered N550,000 f...

AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: We can still qualify - Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles two-goal hero in last week's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying ...

Nicki Minaj quits 14 years relationship with her boyfriend

Nicki Minaj has been in a relationship with Safaree Samuelsaka SB for over 14 ye...

Mali confirms first Ebola infection case

The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country. It sai...

Ebola Outbreak: New York doctor, Craig Spencer tested positive to disease

A physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positi...

MOBO 2014: Davido, Wizkid loses out on 'Best African Act'

Ghanaian singer, Fuse ODG has emerge winner of the 'Best African Act' category o...

FG to deploy 506 volunteers to Ebola-infested countries

The Federal Government has given approval for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Con...

In a rare show of solidarity, all 36 govs to fight autonomy for LGs

In a rare show of solidarity, all 36 govs to fight autonomy for LGs

Against all odds, the two factions of the Nigeria Governors ...

Power supply: FG re-assures Nigerians of possible solution

Power supply: FG re-assures Nigerians of possible solution

The Federal governement on Thursday has re-assured Nigerians...

Alex Otti resigns as CEO of Diamond Bank

Alex Otti resigns as CEO of Diamond Bank

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Diamo...

Boko Haram frees abducted women, girls rumoured married off to insurgents

Boko Haram frees abducted women, girls rumoured married off to insurgents

The Boko Haram insurgents, who reportedly abducted about 50 ...

Fresh attack: Fulani heardsmen slaughter 15 in Nasarawa village

Fresh attack: Fulani heardsmen slaughter 15 in Nasarawa village

Latest reports on Thursday has confirmed that about 15 peopl...

FG reinstates commitment to float National Carrier

FG reinstates commitment to float National Carrier

The Federal Government has restated its determination to est...

First lady Dame Patience resigns appointment as Bayelsa “Super Permanent Secretary”

First lady Dame Patience resigns appointment as Bayelsa “Super Permanent Secretary”

The First Lady, Patience Jonathan has resigned her appointme...

2015: We assures Nigerians the best election ever - INEC boss

2015: We assures Nigerians the best election ever - INEC boss

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissio...

President Jonathan embarks on short pilgrimage to Isreal

President Jonathan embarks on short pilgrimage to Isreal

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday embark on what th...

FG commited to enchance trade in Nigerian ports

FG commited to enchance trade in Nigerian ports

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians on its readines...

EFCC recovers N550,000 for blind woman

EFCC recovers N550,000 for blind woman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it ...

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Fake University agent sentenced to 9 yea…

Fake University agent sentenced to 9 years in prison

Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on Friday Oct. 10, 2014 convicted and sentenced one Abdul Auwal...

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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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AWC: Bring home the trophy, Elegbeleye urges Falcons

on 24 October 2014
AWC: Bring home the trophy, Elegbeleye urges Falcons

The Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye has commended the bravery of the Super Falcons players...

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Mass grave evidence to be presented in Ratko Mladic's case

on 24 October 2014
Mass grave evidence to be presented in Ratko Mladic's case

Prosecutors will be allowed to present more gruesome evidence against a former Bosnian Serb military commander who has been on...

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FDI: Nigeria received over $67bn since 2000 - CBN

on 21 October 2014
FDI: Nigeria received over $67bn since 2000 - CBN

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, said on Tuesday that Nigeria received Foreign Direct Investment...

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Saturday's sport mania: Seven greatest Nigeria goalkeepers of all time

18-10-2014 Sports

Saturday's sport mania: Seven greatest Nigeria goalkeepers of all time

Goalkeeping department is an important part of a football team, it determines how successful a team is, and often determine the outcome of a match....

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Bigbrother Africa: Love misses and missiles

18-10-2014 BIG BROTHER

Bigbrother Africa: Love misses and missiles

Housemates are fast learning that as much as the house wasn’t short of eye-candy and possibilities, it wasn’t so easy to strike a love-match in...

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Buhari has no regard for the truth - Jonathan

18-10-2014 Politics

Buhari has no regard for the truth - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan through his spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Thursday, said the presidency had noted with disappointment and regret, "the reckless, baseless...

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President Obama's credit card was declined?

18-10-2014 AMERICA

President Obama's credit card was declined?

President Obama has many impersonators. So you can’t blame his credit card company for being a bit skittish about identity theft. While signing an executive...

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Ceasefire reflects Jonathan's commitment to end insurgency – Omeri

18-10-2014 Latest news

Ceasefire reflects Jonathan's commitment to end insurgency – Omeri

President Goodluck Jonathan's commitment to end insurgency, ensure security and peace in Nigeria is the driving force for all engagements and negotiations with the insurgents,...

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Ghana offers to support Nigeria's fight against insurgency

18-10-2014 Latest news

Ghana offers to support Nigeria's fight against insurgency

President of Ghana, John Mahama, has offered his country’s support to Nigeria’s fight against the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Addressing State House correspondents after closed-door...

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Ceasefire: Farmers can now go back to farm – AFAN

17-10-2014 Latest news

Ceasefire: Farmers can now go back to farm – AFAN

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) said on Friday that farmers in the conflict-torn North East zone of the country would return to their farms...

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Ceasefire Good For The Economy – Stakeholders

17-10-2014 Latest news

Ceasefire Good For The Economy – Stakeholders

The Miners Association of Nigeria said on Friday that the signing of the ceasfire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram was a welcome...

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I have No Fixed Price For Shows - Tuface

17-10-2014 Entertainment

I have No Fixed Price For Shows - Tuface

Humility! I mean when you mention Tuface's name it's alright to add humility to it. Unlike others who have boasted in the past that they...

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AWC 2014: Super Falcons defeat host Namibia, advance to semi final

17-10-2014 Sports

AWC 2014: Super Falcons defeat host Namibia, advance to semi final

Nigeria's Super Falcons on Friday continued their impressive run at the ongoing Africa Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia by beating hosts Namibia, 2-0. The Super...

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Hollywood actress, Misty Upham found dead after missing for two weeks

17-10-2014 Entertainment

Hollywood actress, Misty Upham found dead after missing for two weeks

Actress Misty Upham was found dead in a Seattle, Washington, ravine on Oct. 16, a spokesperson for her family confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The...

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Keshi remains Eagles coach - Chris Giwa

17-10-2014 Sports

Keshi remains Eagles coach - Chris Giwa

The factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa has strongly condemned the decision of the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board to sack Super Eagles'...

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Major Breaking News: Nigerian Military, Boko Haram Reaches Immediate Ceasefire Agreement

17-10-2014 Latest news

Major Breaking News: Nigerian Military, Boko Haram Reaches Immediate Ceasefire Agreement

The Nigerian military and extremist sect, Boko Haram, have reached an immediate ceasefire, the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, said Friday. There were reports...

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Navy impounds 65,000 litres of petroleum products in Kogi

17-10-2014 Latest news

Navy impounds 65,000 litres of petroleum products in Kogi

Men of the Nigerian Navy has impounded a 40meters length wooden boat carrying about 65,000 litres of petroleum products suspected to be diesel or crude...

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FG to spend N1trn on petrol subsidy in 2015

17-10-2014 Latest news

FG to spend N1trn on petrol subsidy in 2015

The Federal Government is to spend the sum of N971 billion to subsidise the supply of petrol to Nigerians in 2015, an indication that the...

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Friday's joke of the week: Be Specific

17-10-2014 COMEDY

Friday's joke of the week: Be Specific

A Handyman, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire himself out so started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. He went to the front door of...

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Joan Rivers died of low blood oxygen while under sedation with propofol - NYC Chief Medical Examiner

17-10-2014 Entertainment

Joan Rivers died of low blood oxygen while under sedation with propofol - NYC Chief Medical Examiner

Joan Rivers died of a therapeutic complication as a result of throat surgery. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner released the results...

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Turkey loses out on UN Security Council seat

17-10-2014 World

Turkey loses out on UN Security Council seat

Turkey failed to win a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council after member states voted on Thursday. The five non-permanent seats were given...

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FG has spent N1.765tr on road projects - Onolememen

17-10-2014 Latest news

FG has spent N1.765tr on road projects - Onolememen

Honourable Minister of works, Mike Onolememen, has disclosed that the Federal Government has spent a whopping N1.765 trillion on federal road projects nationwide with over 25,000...

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FG tasks bloggers, social media enthusiasts on professionalism

16-10-2014 Latest news

FG tasks bloggers, social media enthusiasts on professionalism

Bloggers and social media enthusiasts in the country have been requested by the Federal Government to apply professionalism in the dissemination of information to the...

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John O'Shea extends Sunderland contract

16-10-2014 Sports

John O'Shea extends Sunderland contract

Sunderland captain, John O'Shea has signed a new two year contract extension to his current contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The new...

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Wizkid performs at Felaboration 2014 (Video)

16-10-2014 Entertainment

Wizkid performs at Felaboration 2014 (Video)

Felabration is an annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigerian's foremost musical icon, the late great Fela Anikulakpo Kuti....

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Neither Govt nor governor can claim credit for winning war agaist Ebola - Jonathan

16-10-2014 Latest news

Neither Govt nor governor can claim credit for winning war agaist Ebola - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday said neither he nor any governor in the country can claim the credit for winning the war against the spread...

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Ebola: Spain isolates Air France flight from Lagos over sick Nigerian passenger

16-10-2014 World

Ebola: Spain isolates Air France flight from Lagos over sick Nigerian passenger

An Air France 1300 flight was on Thursday isolated at Madrid's Barajas International Airport in Spain over fears that a Nigerians passenger on the airline...

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Senate approves life imprisonment for rapists

16-10-2014 Latest news

Senate approves life imprisonment for rapists

The Senate toughened Nigeria's response to violence Thursday, approving new sanctions for a range of offences including rape which will now be punished with life...

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AFCON 2015: Morocco set to withdraw as hosts

16-10-2014 Sports

AFCON 2015: Morocco set to withdraw as hosts

Morocco is set to withdraw as host of the African Cup of Nations next year due to fears of the Ebola Virus Disease; which has...

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Watch ‘One Night Stand’ official trailer

16-10-2014 Entertainment

Watch ‘One Night Stand’ official trailer

Hmm, some say 'some good things begin at Nights..., but they most times have strings attached,' what do you have in mind. Watch the official...

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Ebola Crisis: WHO focuses on preventing regional spread

16-10-2014 World

Ebola Crisis: WHO focuses on preventing regional spread

The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus. Fifteen African...

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Electricity consumers want N750 fixed charge scrapped

16-10-2014 Latest news

Electricity consumers want N750 fixed charge scrapped

Some Electricity Consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday called for the scrapping of the monthly N750 fixed charge being charged by electricity...

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Kourtney Kardashian expecting a baby girl

16-10-2014 Entertainment

Kourtney Kardashian expecting a baby girl

The Kardashian clan is set to welcome its third little girl in two years as it has been revealed that is Kourtney Kardashian is having...

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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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