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Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

Girl, 14, emerges Abia State’s One Day Governor

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday sworn in Miss Joy Ezechikamnayo as the first one day Governor of Abia. The 14-year-old, who is the senior prefect of Intellectual Giants Christian Academy, Umuahia emerged as the top performer after a [...]

December 12, 2017 Government and politics

Manhattan explosion: I was inspired by Israel-Palestinian conflict – Suspect confesses

Suspect Akayed Ullah that launched a bomb attack on Manhattan subway has confessed to deliberately carrying out the attack. The attack said to be a failed terrorist mission left four injured in the explosion at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, in midtown [...]

December 12, 2017 International

2018 World Cup: Poland confirms friendly match with Nigeria

The Polish Football Association, no Monday, confirmed the friendly match with Nigeria. It said that Poland manager Adam Nawałka had agreed to lead the White and Reds against the Super Eagles in a friendly in preparation for the World Cup [...]

December 12, 2017 Sports

How Atiku supported Saraki to be Senate President – Dogara reveals

Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has revealed that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar backed Bukola Saraki’s ambition to be Senate President in 2015. Saraki’s bid was met with serious opposition from the leadership of the All Progressives Congress [...]

December 12, 2017 Government and politics

27 countries storm Calabar for second Miss Africa Beauty Pageant

Twenty-Seven out of the expected 36 countries have arrived Calabar for the second edition of the Cross River State Miss Africa Climate Change Beauty Pageant. The beauty pageant, which is the initiative of Prof. Ben Ayade-led administration, is a platform [...]

December 12, 2017 Africa

FIRS may auction over 2000 seized properties to recover tax liabilities

With more than 2000 highbrow business plazas and other identified properties currently sealed and under temporary seizure for tax default for several years, the Federal Inland Revenue Service [FIRS] has stated that the properties may be auctioned to recover the [...]

December 12, 2017 Government and politics

My mission is to win 2019 AFCON, says Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is aiming to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroun after extending his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for two more years. Three-time champions Nigeria missed out on the 2015 [...]

December 12, 2017 Sports

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided. The security outfit has been accused of corruption, high-handedness and extra-judicial killings, sparking a wave of clamour for its abolition [...]

December 12, 2017 Military

Germany condemns burning of Israeli flags at pro-Palestinian demos

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has condemned the burning of Israeli flags at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Berlin following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week. Germany was “connected in a quite particular way [...]

December 12, 2017 International

Oil prices jump above $65

Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts. Brent crude futures on Tuesday, the [...]

December 12, 2017 Oil & Gas

Bad weather disrupts flights in Nigeria

Bad weather disrupts flights in Nigeria: Bad weather has led to delays and cancellations of flights in Nigeria since last week, leaving many passengers stranded. The flight cancellations in airports across the country began last Thursday. The southern parts of [...]

December 12, 2017 Transportation