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Update: MH17 crash; Ukraine rebel leader denies having Buk missile

A leader of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine has told the BBC that his forces do no...

Eid-el-fitri: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday and Tuesday (28-29) public...

Scotland 2014: Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park, Glasgow

The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony has taken place at Celtic Park in G...

Rivers Police insists on ban of political rallies in the state

The Rivers State Police Command has reminded members of the public that the ban ...

"Bomb blast was an assassination attempt on my life" - Buhari

Nigeria's former military President, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), who narrowl...

Update: Jonathan condemns Kaduna bomb blasts

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the explosions that rocked Kaduna Stat...

In Photos: President Jonathan gives Emir of Kano friendly pat on the back

President Goodluck Jonathan has finally mended fences with the Emir of Kano, Lam...

Adamawa: PDP delegates endorse Gen. Marwa for governorship seat

Delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the Adamawa State Central s...

Update: Governor Yero imposes 24 hour curfew in Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Muktar Yero, has imposed a 24 hour curfew in Kadun...

Fayemi nothing for you: Fayose says petition by APC lacks credibility

Dr. Kayode Fayemi will come back from the Election Petition Tribunal empty-hande...

Update: Liberian with suspected Ebola Virus, recovering in hospital - Lagos Govt

Update: Liberian with suspected Ebola Virus, recovering in hospital - Lagos Govt

Lagos State government, on Thursday, confirmed that a Liberi...

Lagos: Ebola is here, says chief Medical adviser

Lagos: Ebola is here, says chief Medical adviser

The deadly Ebola Virus Disease which has killed over over 50...

Jonathan calls for closer partnership between Nigeria, other OPEC nations

Jonathan calls for closer partnership between Nigeria, other OPEC nations

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, called for closer t...

Insurgency: Stakeholders, Transport operators want CCTV in motor parks

Insurgency: Stakeholders, Transport operators want CCTV in motor parks

Stakeholders in the transport sector have urged the Federal ...

Impeachment: Nasarawa Speaker leads five other Lawmakers to a close door meeting with Jonathan

Impeachment: Nasarawa Speaker leads five other Lawmakers to a close door meeting with Jonathan

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Ahmed...

FEC okays N13bn loan to tackle polio, launches new water master plan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has authorised the procu...

Gunmen kidnap Ebonyi Assembly majority leader

The majority leader of the Ebonyi state house of Assembly, H...

Breaking: Bomb blast rock Kano state

Breaking: Bomb blast rock Kano state

There is panic and pandemonium in the ancient city of Kano, ...

Kaduna attack: Canada demands justice

Kaduna attack: Canada demands justice

Canada called for the prosecution of perpetrators of the dea...

IPMAN, South America investors to cite N450bn refinery in Kogi, Bayelsa

IPMAN, South America investors to cite N450bn refinery in Kogi, Bayelsa

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (...

Bomb Scare: Air Force raids Lagos airport on security alert

Bomb Scare: Air Force raids Lagos airport on security alert

Some heavily armed men of the Nigerian Air Force on Wednesda...

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EFCC seeks workers’ support to curb corr…

EFCC seeks workers’ support to curb corruption

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

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EFCC Arraigns suspected fraudsters over …

EFCC Arraigns suspected fraudsters over alleged N20m fraud

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

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Kano BDC operator bags one year jail ter…

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

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

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Update: Taraba State Accountant-General …

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

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

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N1.8m Job Scam: EFCC rejects settlement …

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

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

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Money laundering: EFCC closes case in La…

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

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

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EFCC arraigns 2 men for allegedly defrau…

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

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

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N76bn Scam: EFCC to quiz ex-Minister,IGP…

N76bn Scam: EFCC to quiz ex-Minister,IGP, Perm Sec and 5 directors

There is strong indication that the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will soon commenced probe into...

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Missing case file stalls trial of woman …

Missing case file stalls trial of woman charged with N4.8m property fraud

The trial of a woman charged with N4.8 million property fraud was on Tuesday stalled due to the inability of...

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Polymer Note Fraud: EFCC indicts former …

Polymer Note Fraud: EFCC indicts former MINT boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has indicted former managing director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the...

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2014-15 La Liga fixtures announced, El-Clasico in October and March

on 24 July 2014
2014-15 La Liga fixtures announced, El-Clasico in October and March

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) has announce the fixtures for the 2014/2015 La Liga Season with the most anticipated fixture...

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CBN, State Governors sign MoU on MSMEs fund

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CBN, State Governors sign MoU on MSMEs fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Executive Governors of Delta,...

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Miss Akwa Ibom emerges as Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014

19-07-2014 Entertainment

Miss Akwa Ibom emerges as Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014

The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014 has held in Bayesa State and Miss Akwa Ibom has been elected the winner. There were 30 contestants...

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West Brom signs Ideye for club record fee

19-07-2014 Sports

West Brom signs Ideye for club record fee

West Bromwich Albion have signed Nigeria striker, Brown Ideye for a club record fee believed to be around £10m. The Baggies announced the arrival of...

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EPL: Chelsea completes Felipe Luis' deal

19-07-2014 Sports

EPL: Chelsea completes Felipe Luis' deal

Chelsea have signed Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis for £15.8m on a three-year contract. The 28-year-old impressed last season as Atletico won La Liga and...

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Senate will ensure passage of Prison Reforms Bill, says Ekweremadu

19-07-2014 Latest news

Senate will ensure passage of Prison Reforms Bill, says Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has promised that the Senate will work assiduously to see that the Prison Reforms Bill is passed into law to...

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FG urges power firms to boost supply

19-07-2014 Latest news

FG urges power firms to boost supply

The Federal Government has urged private power firms to explore the use of embedded power generation to boost power supply, especially in industrial hubs across...

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QPR agree fee for Steven Caulker

18-07-2014 Sports

QPR agree fee for Steven Caulker

QPR have agreed a fee for Cardiff City's centre-back, Steven Caulker, according to Rangers' manager Harry Redknapp. Redknapp is hopeful of signing the 22-year-old to...

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Christians flee Iraq's Mosul after Jihadist ultimatum

18-07-2014 ASIA

Christians flee Iraq's Mosul after Jihadist ultimatum

Christians were fleeing Iraq's jihadist-held city of Mosul en masse Friday after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country's...

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Patoranking, Korede Bello to officiate Konami 2014

18-07-2014 Entertainment

Patoranking, Korede Bello to officiate Konami 2014

Konami 2014 is the 2nd edition of the first ever inter-orphanage homes football competition/charity soccer fiesta. The maiden event which took place last year was...

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Army seeks indigenous Technology to sustain operational needs

18-07-2014 Latest news

Army seeks indigenous Technology to sustain operational needs

The army says it is desirous of developing indigenous technology that will sustain operational needs of its personnel to tackle the country's security challenges. Maj.-Gen....

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US keen to invest in Nigeria, says Envoy

18-07-2014 Latest news

US keen to invest in Nigeria, says Envoy

The United States Consul General to Nigeria, Jeffrey Hawkins said his country was keen to increase investments to Nigeria. Hawkins stated this while visiting Procter...

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FG targets additional 22-million tonne food by 2015 - Adesina

18-07-2014 Latest news

FG targets additional 22-million tonne food by 2015 - Adesina

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that Nigeria would surpass its target and produce 22 million tonnes of additional...

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PDP denies plot to impeach Edo Governor

18-07-2014 Politics

PDP denies plot to impeach Edo Governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has dismissed report that it is planning to impeach the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. The National...

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Second black box recovered in Malaysian plane crash

18-07-2014 World

Second black box recovered in Malaysian plane crash

Word of rescue workers recovering a second flight recorder from Malaysian Airline Flight 17 surfaced early Friday morning, just as pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine...

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Lahm retires from international football

18-07-2014 Sports

Lahm retires from international football

Germany captain, Philipp Lahm has retired from international football after leading his side to victory at the World Cup in Brazil. The 30-year-old Bayern Munich...

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Senate moves Financial Intelligence Unit from EFCC to CBN

18-07-2014 Latest news

Senate moves Financial Intelligence Unit from EFCC to CBN

The Senate, yesterday moved the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. This followed the...

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FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria

18-07-2014 Sports

 FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria

The football governing body, FIFA has lifted the suspension that was placed on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which prevents the country  from participating in...

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New BDC guidelines to conserve Forex Reserves, CBN insists

18-07-2014 Business

 New BDC guidelines to conserve Forex Reserves, CBN insists

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reiterated that its modifications to the guidelines on the regulation of Bureau de Change (BDCs) in Nigeria are...

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Agency alerts Kaduna communities on impending flood

18-07-2014 Latest news

Agency alerts Kaduna communities on impending flood

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency has alerted residents of impending floods envisaged to affect some parts of the state. The Executive Secretary of the...

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Borno to reopen public schools after Ramadan - Commissioner

18-07-2014 Latest news

The Borno Government says it will re-open all public schools after the Ramadan fast. The schools were shut on March 14, following series of attacks...

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Kate Henshaw dumps acting for Politics

18-07-2014 Entertainment

Kate Henshaw dumps acting for Politics

This is coming as a sort of surprise to us. Report reaching us has it that Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has joined politics. She'll be...

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Scott Disick recovering after being hospitalised for Alcohol Poisoning

18-07-2014 Entertainment

Scott Disick recovering after being hospitalised for Alcohol Poisoning

Scott Disick landed in the hospital for Alcohol Poisoning, and now, report says he's "Doing Great". He was rushed to the hospital where he was...

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Update: Israel ready to widen Gaza ground offensive - PM

18-07-2014 ASIA

Update: Israel ready to widen Gaza ground offensive - PM

Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. He said the military...

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UN sets emergency meeting on Ukraine

18-07-2014 EUROPE

UN sets emergency meeting on Ukraine

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting onFriday morning on Ukraine. Britain's UN Mission said on Thursday it requested the meeting and later...

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Quagliarella joins Torino from Juventus

18-07-2014 Sports

Quagliarella joins Torino from Juventus

Juventus striker, Fabio Quagliarella has left the club to join Torino for a deal worth €3.5 million. Juventus confirmed the move on their official website....

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Jihadists stoned woman to death for 'adultery'

18-07-2014 ASIA

Jihadists  stoned woman to death for 'adultery'

Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

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PDP urges dialogue with Boko Haram

18-07-2014 Latest news

PDP urges dialogue with Boko Haram

The Federal Government has been called upon to create an avenue for dialogue with the insurgent group in the country. Peoples Democratic Party Initiative Project...

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Silvio Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

18-07-2014 EUROPE

Silvio Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has won an appeal against his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute. His seven-year prison sentence...

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Doris Simeon, Grand Komanda to host Crystal Awards

18-07-2014 Entertainment

Doris Simeon, Grand Komanda to host Crystal Awards

Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon, and funnyman, Grand Komanda, will anchor the second edition of the Crystal Awards tagged, 'Take Over', which holds on Sunday at...

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Super typhoon Rammasun hits southern China

18-07-2014 World

Super typhoon Rammasun hits southern China

After wreaking damage on the Philippines over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangdong provinces in Southern...

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Confab logjam: Ex-militants plan return to creeks

18-07-2014 Latest news

Confab logjam: Ex-militants plan return to creeks

Some groups in the Niger Delta are preparing to return to the creeks following the standoff at the national conference over resource control. The Niger...

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Africa must improve its human development indicators, says Jonathan

16-09-2013 Latest news

Africa must improve its human development indicators, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja made a declearation that African leaders need to make a greater effort to achieve more significant improvements on...

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Alleged N2.05Bn Fraud: EFCC nabs 2 Bureau de change operators, 2 Undergraduates

16-09-2013 EFCC

Alleged N2.05Bn Fraud: EFCC nabs 2 Bureau de change operators, 2 Undergraduates

According to reports gathered, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested two bureau de change operators: Salihu Liman Mahmoud and Dan Asabe Ibrahim...

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Shelvey in the spotlight as Liverpool go top

16-09-2013 English Premier League

Shelvey in the spotlight as Liverpool go top

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey took centre stage against his former club as Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-2 draw...

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Rare twin storms batter Mexico, 34 dead

16-09-2013 AMERICA

Rare twin storms batter Mexico, 34 dead

Authorities scrambled to rescue people stranded in flooded homes in Mexico's resort of Acapulco Monday after twin storms slammed opposite coasts in a rare one-two...

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Indian rape victim beats up alleged attacker at the police station (Photo)

16-09-2013 ASIA

 Indian rape victim beats up alleged attacker at the police station (Photo)

A 23-year-old nurse who bumped into a man who allegedly tried to rape and kill her on a Mumbai train was overcome with fury and...

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Real boosted by Ronaldo renewal for Euro bow

17-09-2013 English Premier League

Real boosted by Ronaldo renewal for Euro bow

Cristiano Ronaldo believes putting pen to paper on a new Real Madrid deal, which ties him to the club until 2018, can help propel them...

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Leverkusen baptism for Man United newcomer Moyes

17-09-2013 English Premier League

Leverkusen baptism for Man United newcomer Moyes

David Moyes will sample the Champions League group phase for the first time on Tuesday when his Manchester United side host Bayer Leverkusen in their...

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New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

17-09-2013 SCIENCE

New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

The United State scientists may have found a new way to produce clean energy by way of dirty water, according to a new study out...

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White House locked down in security alert - Witnesses

17-09-2013 AMERICA

White House locked down in security alert - Witnesses

The White House was locked down in a sudden security alert Monday after a man set off firecrackers outside the gates, hours after a gun...

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Pregnant woman, 2 children burnt to death in Calabar

17-09-2013 Latest news

Pregnant woman, 2 children burnt to death in Calabar

The city of Ugep, Yakuur Local Government Area, Cross River State was thrown into mourning when a pregnant woman Ekaiquo Ewa, and her two children...

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Italy cruise wreck turned upright in unique salvage

17-09-2013 World

Italy cruise wreck turned upright in unique salvage

Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest project of...

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Lagos begins local immunization for children

17-09-2013 Health

Lagos begins local immunization for children

Health Commissioner in Lagos State, Dr. Idris Jide has called on parents, most especially mothers to ensure that their children and wards are immunized against...

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Army kills Boko Haram insurgents, three civilians in fresh face-off

17-09-2013 Latest news

Army kills Boko Haram insurgents, three civilians in fresh face-off

Spokesman for the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, has disclosed that an unspecified number of suspected members of the dreaded...

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Today's Highlights in History (Sept. 17)

17-09-2013 Today in History

Today's Highlights in History (Sept. 17)

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2013. There are 105 days left in the year. Today in Nigerian history: 1902 Michael Imoudu,...

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Shell Reopens 150,000 bpd Trans Niger Pipeline

17-09-2013 Business

Shell Reopens 150,000 bpd Trans Niger Pipeline

Anglo-Dutch supermajor, Shell, has reopened its 150,000 barrel per day Trans Niger pipeline (TNP) in Nigeria, which had been shut for nearly two months. According...

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Boston homeless man finds bag stuffed with cash, turns it in

17-09-2013 AMERICA

Boston homeless man finds bag stuffed with cash, turns it in

A Boston homeless man turned over to police a backpack stuffed with nearly $42,000 worth of cash and travelers checks shortly after he found it...

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Assad moving chemical weapons to Iraq and Lebanon, says Syria opposition General

17-09-2013 World

Assad moving chemical weapons to Iraq and Lebanon, says Syria opposition General

The head of the opposition Free Syrian Army told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday he has intelligence showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is moving...

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Jonathan to forward 2014-2016 mid-term expenditure to N-Assembly

17-09-2013 Latest news

Jonathan to forward 2014-2016 mid-term expenditure to N-Assembly

The senate has disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan will soon forward the 2014-2016 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, and Fiscal Strategy Paper, to the National Assembly...

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Bankers Games: UBA begin on bright note

17-09-2013 Sports

Bankers Games: UBA begin on bright note

United Bank for Africa (UBA) gave early signal of their intention to reclaim the Nigeria Bankers Games (NBG) football title in over three seasons with...

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Super Eagles 100 per cent sure of success against Ethiopia – NFF

17-09-2013 Sports

Super Eagles 100 per cent sure of success against Ethiopia – NFF

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said it was confident the Super Eagles have a 100 per cent chance of beating Ethiopia to qualify for the...

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Strike: FG agrees to meet ASUP demands

17-09-2013 Latest news

Strike: FG agrees to meet ASUP demands

As part of plans for the Polytechnic lecturers not to go back on strike, the Federal Government on Monday met with the leadership of the...

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Siasia to coach at GTBank football camp

17-09-2013 Sports

Siasia to coach at GTBank football camp

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has been named as the head coach at the 2013 GTBank's Football Development Camp holding at IITA facility in...

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ECOWAS Parliament hails FG on successful war against terrorism

17-09-2013 Latest news

ECOWAS Parliament hails FG on successful war against terrorism

Nigeria's Deputy Senate President and speaker, Parliament of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the Federal Government's effort on...

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Nigeria wins 4th Korean Ambassador's West Africa Taekwondo Championship

17-09-2013 OTHER SPORTS

Nigeria wins 4th Korean Ambassador's West Africa Taekwondo Championship

Nigeria continued her dominance of Taekwondo sport in Africa by winning the gold medal of the just concluded 4th Korea Ambassador's West Africa Taekwondo Championships...

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Mikel, Eagles vow to crush Ethiopia

17-09-2013 Sports

Mikel, Eagles vow to crush Ethiopia

Super Eagles led by Mikel Obi have vowed to crush Ethiopia in the final playoffs so as to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. The...

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FG begins issuance of new Yellow Cards

17-09-2013 Health

FG begins issuance of new Yellow Cards

The Federal Government of Nigeria has on Monday in Abuja begun the issuance of yellow cards to ease passage for Nigerian travelling abroad into their...

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Schools in Yobe re-open 10 weeks after shooting

17-09-2013 Latest news

Schools in Yobe re-open 10 weeks after shooting

Schools in Yobe on Monday resumed normal academic activities 10 weeks after a forced closure due to the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents. The...

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FBI looks for motive in Washington Navy Yard shooting

17-09-2013 AMERICA

FBI looks for motive in Washington Navy Yard shooting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is trying to determine the motive behind the shooting rampage in Washington Navy Yard that took place on Monday...

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Two injured, 10 shops razed as kerosene tanker explodes in Makurdi

17-09-2013 Latest news

Two injured, 10 shops razed as kerosene tanker explodes in Makurdi

Chaos occurred in the early hours of yesterday near the gate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Apir Depot, Makurdi, Benue State when a...

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14,300 Lagos drivers are partially blind, LASDRI boss reveals

17-09-2013 Latest news

14,300 Lagos drivers are partially blind, LASDRI boss reveals

The Lagos State Drivers' Institute (LASDRI), has revealed that a large percentage of drivers, both private and public are suffering from different degrees of eye...

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Wanted Palestinian killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

17-09-2013 ASIA

Wanted Palestinian killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

A Palestinian militant has been shot dead after clashes erupted during an attempt to arrest him in the West Bank city of Jenin. An Israeli...

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Alleged N27.7bn case against Atuche: Pat Utomi testifies in court

17-09-2013 EFCC

Alleged N27.7bn case against Atuche: Pat Utomi testifies in court

According to a witness in the on-going trial of the former Managing Director of Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank),Francis Atuche, Professor Pat Utomi, on Monday,...

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New companies are backbone of Nigeria's oil sector - Alison-Madueke

17-09-2013 NNPC

New companies are backbone of Nigeria's oil sector - Alison-Madueke

The Nigerian Government is planning to increase its share of profits from oil production from the current 61 per cent to 73 per cent. The...

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Beijing hospital wants blood samples of 100 female virgins

17-09-2013 ASIA

Beijing hospital wants blood samples of 100 female virgins

It's normal for a vampire to crave the blood of a virgin, but not a respected research hospital. So when the Peking University Cancer Hospital in...

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Dangote Cement rewards distributors with N800m sales bonus

17-09-2013 Business

Dangote Cement rewards distributors with N800m sales bonus

It was a rain of naira in Lagos on September 11, 2013, for the distributors of Dangote Cement as the management of the company splashed...

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Washington Massacre: Gunman had security clearance despite firearm arrest

17-09-2013 AMERICA

Washington Massacre: Gunman had security clearance despite firearm arrest

The contractor identified by the FBI as the shooter in the Navy Yards shooting rampage in Washington DC had clearance to the allegedly secure military...

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9 people die in Taraba boat mishap

17-09-2013 Latest news

9 people die in Taraba boat mishap

No fewer than nine persons have lost their lives in Taraba State after a boat they were in capsized. The boat, which was reportedly carrying about...

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Prison inmates attempts riot in Adamawa

17-09-2013 Latest news

Prison inmates attempts riot in Adamawa

The Adamawa Prison Controller, Mr Ekijere Shidi, said that the situation had returned to normal after some inmates attempted to stage riot at Numan satellite...

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Nigeria to stop Foreign cars importation soon - Jonathan

17-09-2013 Latest news

Nigeria to stop Foreign cars importation soon - Jonathan

In a bid to encourage the use of cars manufactured in the country, the federal Government says it would soon ban importation of foreign cars. President...

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Sanusi expresses confidence on successful e-payment system

17-09-2013 Business

Sanusi expresses confidence on successful e-payment system

The Central Bank Governor, Mr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has expressed confidence that the financial sector would surmount challenges of poor infrastructure and other obstacles inhibiting...

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US wakes up to a Miss America of Indian descent

17-09-2013 AMERICA

US wakes up to a Miss America of Indian descent

For the first time America's top beauty queen is a woman of Indian origin, a first partly clouded by a spate of hateful Tweets branding...

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Blackface reacts to Tuface’s alleged wedding invitation

17-09-2013 Entertainment

Blackface reacts to Tuface’s alleged wedding invitation

Against the backdrop of the recent interview where 2face alleged he had invited Blackface to his wedding, Blackface has reacted in an interview with an...

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I'm through with presidential ambition, says IBB

17-09-2013 Politics

I'm through with presidential ambition, says IBB

The Former military President, Ibrahim Babangida on Monday, said his time for seeking the presidential seat was up. The general said he would work with other...

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N18.3bn Fraud: Convicted Pension Director collapses in prison

17-09-2013 Corruption

N18.3bn Fraud: Convicted Pension Director collapses in prison

According to reports gathered, an Ex-Director of Pensions Account in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Sani Shuaibu, was...

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EPL: Moses helps Liverpool remain on top

17-09-2013 English Premier League

EPL: Moses helps Liverpool remain on top

Nigerian winger, Victor Moses has spoken of his delight at scoring his first goal for Liverpool following his loan switch from Chelsea on transfer deadline...

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Stephen Crohn, 'The man who can't catch AIDS' commits suicide

17-09-2013 AMERICA

Stephen Crohn, 'The man who can't catch AIDS' commits suicide

Stephen Crohn, "The Man Who Can't Catch AIDS," took his own life late last month in New York at the age of 66. According to...

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Do what is right and safe for customers, Fashola urges Tobacco company

17-09-2013 Business

Do what is right and safe for customers, Fashola urges Tobacco company

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola(SAN) on Monday received the management of British American Tobacco Company on a courtesy visit, commending the company's investment in...

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Youths to honour Tinubu, Soyinka, Okorocha, others

17-09-2013 Latest news

Youths to honour Tinubu, Soyinka, Okorocha, others

The Grand Council of Yoruba Youths (formerly National Council of Yoruba Youths) will begin the third edition of its seven-day leadership summit on Sunday. The summit...

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N72m worth of cocaine seized at Lagos airport

17-09-2013 Latest news

N72m worth of cocaine seized at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has seized 364 wraps of high- grade Brazilian cocaine, weighing 6.490kg and valued at N72m. The NDLEA Head of Public...

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Nigeria police officers torture man to death for killing stray dog

17-09-2013 Latest news

Nigeria police officers torture man to death for killing stray dog

Three police officers who recently tortured a man to death for killing a dog were last week sacked after an orderly room trial found them...

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Civil servant remanded over alleged drug trafficking

17-09-2013 Latest news

Civil servant remanded over alleged drug trafficking

A civil servant, Uju Uzor, who was allegedly caught with 1.81kg of cocaine at the Lagos airport, was on Tuesday remanded in Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos. A...

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Names of 12 victims of Navy Yard shooting released

17-09-2013 AMERICA

Names of 12 victims of Navy Yard shooting released

They were civilians and contractors, just starting their day at a massive military compound that's normally a bastion of safety. But for reasons that may never...

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Nigeria signs SMEs pact with France

17-09-2013 Business

Nigeria signs SMEs pact with France

The Federal Government has signed an agreement with France on the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) between both countries. The two countries also signed...

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Nigerian striker leads Indian club to Durand Cup final

17-09-2013 Sports

Nigerian striker leads Indian club to Durand Cup final

Nigerian striker, Henry Ezeh, on Tuesday, scored the winner in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) FC's 1-0 victory over Indian Navy Football Club at...

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Mourinho to make amends for Chelsea’s elimination stage

17-09-2013 English Premier League

Mourinho to make amends for Chelsea’s elimination stage

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho vowed to make amends for Chelsea's Champions League group stage elimination last season by keeping his "eggs" in their "natural habit"...

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FG approves N6bn for rehabilitation of Technical colleges

17-09-2013 Latest news

FG approves N6bn for rehabilitation of Technical colleges

The Federal Government has approved N6billion for the rehabilitation of technical colleges, the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said. Wike disclosed this on...

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Police arraign Arabic teacher for alleged N690, 000 fraud

17-09-2013 Corruption

 Police arraign Arabic teacher for alleged N690, 000 fraud

A 39-year-old Arabic teacher, Yusuf Kamaldeen, on Tuesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court in Lagos, charged with alleged N690, 000 fraud. The accused, a resident...

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Tears as BBA Winner Dillish finally meets her Kenyan Dad (Photos)

17-09-2013 Entertainment

Tears as BBA Winner Dillish finally meets her Kenyan Dad (Photos)

Namibia queen, Dillish was crowned BBA 'The Chase' winner on sunday, August 25, beating 27 contestants from different African countries and going home with the...

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Man, wife arrested after sleeping with pet dogs

17-09-2013 WEIRD NEWS

Man, wife arrested after sleeping with pet dogs

An American soldier and his wife remained locked up Tuesday after having sex with dogs and sharing clips of the encounters online, cops said. Ruben and...

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Borno: Civilian JTF arrests 19 Boko Haram suspects in Konduga

17-09-2013 Latest news

Borno: Civilian JTF arrests 19 Boko Haram suspects in Konduga

In less than 48 hours after killing of a member of civilian JTF by a policeman in Maiduguri, Borno State, the youth group has arrested...

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Army reunites Abducted Boy with Family

17-09-2013 Latest news

Army reunites Abducted Boy with Family

The 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Odogbo, Ibadan, on Tuesday handed over a 16-year-old boy, Jamiu Memudu, to his family after he escaped from...

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Over 100 houses burnt in renewed Taraba Clash

17-09-2013 Latest news

Over 100 houses burnt in renewed Taraba Clash

According to reports gathered, alleged gunmen from neighboring Tarok village in Lantang South of Plateau State Sunday evening attacked and burnt down Tapga village in...

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Don’t truncate Jonathan’s 2015 ambition, ex-militants tell Northern leaders

17-09-2013 Latest news

Don’t truncate Jonathan’s 2015 ambition, ex-militants tell Northern leaders

The Leaders of Amnesty Phase II, on Tuesday, warned Northern leaders to desist from their attempt to truncate the 2015 re-election quest of President Goodluck...

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Court arriagns 43-yr-old Prophet for N4.7m fraud

17-09-2013 Corruption

Court arriagns 43-yr-old Prophet for N4.7m fraud

According to reports gathered, 43-yr-old self-styled prophet, Adeola Bankole who allegedly collected N4.7 million from a businessman to stave off "death" hanging over his family,...

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Rooney gives David Moyes a 4 -2 win over Bayer Leverkusen

17-09-2013 English Premier League

Rooney gives David Moyes a 4 -2 win over Bayer Leverkusen

Wayne Rooney reached 200 Manchester United goals with a brace to give David Moyes a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in his first Champions League...

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Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid: Ronaldo hat-trick destroys Galatasaray

17-09-2013 Sports

Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid: Ronaldo hat-trick destroys Galatasaray

The Portugal international, fresh from signing a new bumper contract, scored a second-half hat-trick to seal an emphatic win, with Isco and a Karim Benzema...

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Swazi king to wed 14th wife

17-09-2013 AFRICA

 Swazi king to wed 14th wife

Swaziland's King Mswati III has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant as his 14th wife, a palace spokesman said Tuesday, days before a much-criticised parliamentary...

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Jonathan calls for concerted onslaught against corruption

17-09-2013 Latest news

Jonathan calls for concerted onslaught against corruption

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday called on all Nigerians to launch a collective onslaught against corruption, if the country was to realize its national goals...

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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Arrested

17-09-2013 AFRICA

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Arrested

Egyptian police arrested the main English-language spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday along with other senior members of the group, all charged with inciting...

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Borno: 150 Boko Haram insurgents, 16 Soldiers killed in fierce battle

17-09-2013 Latest news

Borno: 150 Boko Haram insurgents, 16 Soldiers killed in fierce battle

Army authorities disclosed, yesterday, that 15 soldiers and a lieutenant have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists along the Baga-Maiduguri Road in Borno State, while...

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PSquare, Wizkid nominated for MTV EMA

18-09-2013 Entertainment

PSquare, Wizkid nominated for MTV EMA

MTV On Tuesday, announced  the nominees for the "2013 MTV EMA," the world's annual music awards show that celebrates the year's hottest artists from around...

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Nasarawa Crisis: Army kills Ombaste leader, nab others

18-09-2013 Latest news

Nasarawa Crisis: Army kills Ombaste leader, nab others

According to reports gathered, Nigerian Army has killed the dreaded Ombatse cult leader who led his group to attack the people of Obiam in Nasarawa...

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Customs impound smuggled arms concealed in household cargo

18-09-2013 Latest news

Customs impound smuggled arms concealed in household cargo

A cache of arms and ammunition which were allegedly concealed and smuggled into the country through the Ports and Terminal Multi-Services Limited (PTML), Tincan Island,...

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We got N9m from one operation, Kidnappers confess

18-09-2013 Latest news

We got N9m from one operation, Kidnappers confess

According to reports, members of a 10-man suspected kidnap gang have allegedly confessed about how they got about N9 million as ransom from a single...

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Anambra Guber Poll: Ubah pledges to tackle Insecurity, fiscal autonomy

18-09-2013 Politics

Anambra Guber Poll: Ubah pledges to tackle Insecurity, fiscal autonomy

The Labour Party (LP) standard-bearer for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has expressed dismay over the persistent security challenges,...

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Liberian leader’s son resigns as state oil firm head

18-09-2013 AFRICA

Liberian leader’s son resigns as state oil firm head

The son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has resigned as chairman of the state oil company, she said in a statement on Tuesday, bringing...

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'I died seven times', says Lawyer abducted while negotiating Ozekhome's release

18-09-2013 Latest news

'I died seven times', says Lawyer abducted while negotiating Ozekhome's release

The spate of kidnapping in Nigeria and the involvement of youths in the criminal act have become a source of grave concern. More worrisome is...

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Nasarawa Crisis: Shot Police officer admits membership of Ombatse cult

18-09-2013 Latest news

Nasarawa Crisis: Shot Police officer admits membership of Ombatse cult

The Ombatse member shot by soldier in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state wearing mobile police uniform has confirmed to the state police commissioner,...

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Court arraigns Alleged undergraduate serial rapist

18-09-2013 Latest news

Court arraigns Alleged undergraduate serial rapist

A 22-year-old undergraduate of Caleb University, Lagos, Ugochukwu Agudosi, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly raping a lady in an...

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Nasarawa Crisis: NYSC evacuates corps members from restive areas

18-09-2013 Latest news

Nasarawa Crisis: NYSC evacuates corps members from restive areas

The renewed ethnic clash between the Eggon and Alago ethnic nationalities in Obi, the headquarters of Obi Local Government of Nasarawa Stat has forced the...

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Today's Highlights in History (Sept. 18)

18-09-2013 Today in History

Today's Highlights in History (Sept. 18)

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2013. There are 104 days left in the year. Nigerian History: 2010 Mahmud Waziri, a businessman...

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"Stop talking like an area boy" - Middle Belt Forum reacts to El-Rufai's comments on…

18-09-2013 Latest news

"Stop talking like an area boy" - Middle Belt Forum reacts to El-Rufai's comments on Oritsejafor

The Middle-Belt Forum has urged former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, to control his utterances in the face of insecurity...

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Hockey in Nigeria has witnessed remarkable growth, says Popoola

18-09-2013 Sports

Hockey in Nigeria has witnessed remarkable growth, says Popoola

Tunde Popoola, the Director of Organisation of Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF), on Tuesday said hockey in Nigeria had seen a remarkable growth in recent times....

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U.N. report on Syria attack preconceived, political - Russia

18-09-2013 World

U.N. report on Syria attack preconceived, political - Russia

Russia denounced U.N. investigators' findings on a poison gas attack in Syria as preconceived and tainted by politics on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of...

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2015 Election: House set to amend Electoral Act to avoid rigging

18-09-2013 Latest news

2015 Election: House set to amend Electoral Act to avoid rigging

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said the House would amend the Electoral Act...

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2-yr-old marriage dissolved over wife's alcohol consumption

18-09-2013 Latest news

2-yr-old marriage dissolved over wife's alcohol consumption

A two year old marriage was dissolved on Tuesday at the Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Aso Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State. The husband Choji,...

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30,000 people receives free medical treatment in Kogi

18-09-2013 Health

30,000 people receives free medical treatment in Kogi

About 30,000 people have so far benefited from the ongoing free medical services initiated by the kogi state government to improve the health condition of...

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Striking FCE lecturers back to work

18-09-2013 Latest news

Striking FCE lecturers back to work

Striking lecturers of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, on Tuesday returned to work. The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) had...

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World Cup 2014 qualifiers: Ethiopia’s coach optimistic of result against Nigeria

18-09-2013 Sports

World Cup 2014 qualifiers: Ethiopia’s coach optimistic of result against Nigeria

The coach of the Ethiopian national team, Sewnet Bishaw, is optimistic of their chances of qualifying for the World Cup next year, after they were...

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Police arrest bizman for allegedly stripping female officer naked

18-09-2013 Latest news

Police arrest bizman for allegedly stripping female officer naked

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ballah Nasarawa, yesterday, arrested the businessman that allegedly molested and stripped naked a female police officer (names withheld). The...

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BlackBerry unveils the Z30 as its new flagship smartphone

18-09-2013 SCIENCE

BlackBerry unveils the Z30 as its new flagship smartphone

BlackBerry Ltd launched its new Z30 flagship smartphone on Wednesday, as it battles to win back market share despite uncertainty around its future. Once a...

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Nigerian Student uses Magnets to 'Prove' gay marriage is wrong

18-09-2013 Latest news

Nigerian Student uses Magnets to 'Prove' gay marriage is wrong

A student in Nigeria claims he has scientific proof that same-sex marriage is wrong. The so-called discovery was made by Chibuihem Amalaha, a postgraduate student...

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Man wakes to find 150kg crocodile under bed

18-09-2013 WEIRD NEWS

Man wakes to find 150kg crocodile under bed

It's the stuff nightmares are made of – but this chap was very much awake when an eight foot crocodile was discovered lounging under his...

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Abbott Sworn In as Australia Leader

18-09-2013 World

Abbott Sworn In as Australia Leader

Tony Abbott has been sworn in as Australia's prime minister, days after his Liberal-National coalition ended six years of Labor government. Abbott, 55, took the...

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Kwara police parade fake medical doctor

18-09-2013 Latest news

Kwara police parade fake medical doctor

The Kwara State Police command yesterday paraded a suspected fake Medical Doctor Oroware Omololu Adebayo, 31, who has been practising since 2012. Daily Trust gathered...

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Don't write me off - Tukur tells younger politicians

18-09-2013 Latest news

Don't write me off - Tukur tells younger politicians

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Tuesday told younger politicians not to write him off, adding that he...

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American Musician, Madonna reveals she recently dreamt about being in bed with Brad Pitt

18-09-2013 Entertainment

American Musician, Madonna reveals she recently dreamt about being in bed with Brad Pitt

Madonna has been interviewed by hundreds of publications, from Vanity Fair to The New York Times. But it was her fans who got her to...

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Pensioner, 71, Sues ASUU Over Strike

18-09-2013 Latest news

Pensioner, 71, Sues ASUU Over Strike

A 71-year-old pensioner, Mallam Dankano Garba Ahmed in Kano State, has dragged the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) and eight others to the National...

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Youths, community leaders clash over coy gift in Edo

18-09-2013 Latest news

Youths, community leaders clash over coy gift in Edo

More than five houses were set ablaze and many people injured in Okomu community of Ovia South West Local government area of Edo state yesterday...

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Jonathan to hold 5 bilateral meetings in New York

18-09-2013 Latest news

Jonathan to hold 5 bilateral meetings in New York

President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to hold five bilateral meetings, including one with U.S. President Barack Obama at the 68th session of the UN General...

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