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Mandiba Burial

President Jonathan Goes To South Africa For Burial Of Nelson Mandela

Jonathan will be accompanied by his contingent and the Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri. The beginning of Mandela’s burial picked up with South African national day of prayer and reflection on Sunday December 8. On Tuesday, a national memorial [...]

December 9, 2013 Africa
We Were Warned Mandela Was About To Die

We Were Warned Mandela Was About To Die — A Family Friend

A funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela’s body will travel through the streets of Pretoria daily on three days before his burial next Sunday, the South African government says. It said the cortege will leave a morgue on Wednesday, Thursday and [...]

December 8, 2013 Africa
ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged 11 alleged visa scam suspects before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various [...]

December 8, 2013 Law
Cache of Arms Recovered

Recovered : Cache of Arms at Catholic Priest’s Home – Imo

Police authorities in Imo State are investigating a Roman Catholic priest (names can not be disclosed for legal reasons) for unlawful possession of firearms. The priest, who is reportedly in charge of one of the prominent Parishes in Dikenafai, Ideato [...]

December 8, 2013 Incidents
US Nigeria vs boko Haram

US to assist FG fight Boko Haram, oil thieves

The partnership between Nigeria and the United States of America is set to be strengthened, with the latter’s commitment to assist Nigeria in tackling terrorism and the worrisome case of oil bunkering, the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, in the [...]

December 8, 2013 Security
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Newcastle Beats Manchester

Yohan Cabaye tucked away a 62nd minute winner, as Newcastle finally won at Old Trafford, after 41 years. Manchester United were beaten by a late Bryan Oviedo goal on Wednesday and David Moyes demanded for an instant response, as the [...]

December 7, 2013 Sports
Akinwumi-Adesina

D-8 Agricultural Ministers Consider Strategies To Boost Food Security

Ministers of Agriculture from D-8 countries have been asked to establish Seed Sector and  Investment Funds to stimulate accelerated joint investment in fertilizer and seed production in their various countries.     At the forth D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on [...]

December 7, 2013 Agriculture
Nigeria Road Projects

Road projects Completed during the period under review include:

1] Completion of the Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road section I (Ibadan – Oyo) in Oyo State. 2] Completion of the Reconstruction of Vom-Manchok road in Plateau State. 3] Completion of the Repairs of 3rd Mainland Bridge (Phase II), covering additional [...]

December 7, 2013 Transportation
Gunu Village

Qunu Village Awaits the Final Return of Its Son

In Qunu village, the place where Nelson Mandela spent his childhood, the residents are solemnly preparing for the final return of their beloved son, who will be laid to rest among them a week from now, December 15, 2013, Sunday. [...]

December 7, 2013 Africa
Minister-of-Interior-Mr.-Abba-Moro

Nigeria loses N50bn to fire disaster annually – Minister

The Minister of Interior, Patrick Abba-Moro, has said that the country loses about N50 billion Naira worth of property every year to fire incidents. Abba-Moro, however, warned that the country risked losing more of its commonwealth to fire incidents due [...]

December 7, 2013 What the papers say
New FIRS policy vital to tax mgt – CITN

New FIRS policy vital to tax mgt – CITN

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria has said the new Transfer Pricing Regulations issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service will play significant roles in tax administration. According to the institute, Transfer Pricing Regulations determine, in large part, the [...]

December 6, 2013 Government and politics
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.

Nelson Mandela dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95. “He is now resting,” said South African President [...]

December 5, 2013 Africa
Lekki Project

FG Approves N210bn For Construction of Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos.

The President Goodluck Jonathan's government, on Wednesday, approved the Lekki deep sea port estimated at over N200B or 1.354b US Dollars. The Lekki deep sea port, which would be the first ever in Nigeria has been on the drawing board [...]

December 5, 2013 Key sectors
Ibadan-Ilorin Dual Carriageway, Section One Commissioned.

Ibadan-Ilorin Dual Carriageway, Section One Commissioned.

Hon. Minister of Works, Arc Mike Onolememen cutting the tape flanked by Minister of state for FCT Olajumoke Akinjide and SSG to Oyo state govt, Alhaji Akin Olajide and Min of State for Works, Amb Bashir Yuguda during the commissioning of Ibadan-Ilorin [...]

December 5, 2013 General
Nigerian man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean

Nigerian man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean

About 100 feet down, on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, divers had already pulled four bodies out of the sunken tugboat. Then a hand appeared on a TV screen monitoring the recovery. Everyone assumed it was another corpse, and [...]

December 4, 2013 Incidents
Akinwumi Adesina Named Forbes African of the Year.

Nigeria’s Agric Minister, Akinwumi Adesina Named Forbes African of the Year.

Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina has been named Forbes African of the Year for his reforms to the country's farming sector. “He is a man on a mission to help Africa feed itself,” said Forbes Africa editor Chris Bishop. Analysts [...]

December 4, 2013 Africa
Nigerian Military Urges Immediate Trial Of Over 500 BOKO HARAM Suspects

Nigerian Military Urges Immediate Trial Of Over 500 BOKO HARAM Suspects

A Joint Investigation Team set up by the Defence Headquarters on Wednesday recommended the immediate trial of over 500 Boko Haram suspects. The sect members were arrested during security operations carried out in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States, the military [...]

December 4, 2013 Law
Edo PDP Launches Special Program to Assist Widows

Edo PDP Launches Special Program to Assist Widows

The Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin launched an empowerment package for widows in the state. Mr. Dan Orbih, the state Chairman of the party, confirmed this on December 3, 2013, Tuesday. He said the programme [...]

December 3, 2013 Government and politics
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Curfew In Maiduguri Reduced To 11 Hrs, GSM Networks Restored

The Borno State Government has reviewed the 24-hour curfew in Maiduguri, the state capital, and also some indications have emerged that GSM networks have been restored in the troubled state. The curfew is now to last from 7:00 p.m. to [...]

December 3, 2013 Government and politics
Nissan in Nigeria

Nissan To Build Cars In Nigeria. – UK Financial Times.

Nissan will become the first global car maker to build cars in Nigeria since west Africa’s largest economy rolled out a policy to tempt investors into its nascent automotive industry. The Japanese carmaker, which has aggressively targeted growth in emerging [...]

December 2, 2013 General
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CBN Governor Sanusi Advises Presidency On When To Announce His Successor

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said that his successor should be announced three months to the end of his tenure. He also advised his successor to continue with his policy of tight [...]

December 2, 2013 Finance
Bamidele Quits

Bamidele quits APC, joins LP

Representative of Ado/Irepodun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in Ekiti State at the National Assembly, Opeyemi Bamidele, has defected from the All Progressives Congress to Labour Party in pursuance of his governorship ambition in 2014. The lawmaker’s decision to defect from the ruling [...]

December 1, 2013 Government and politics
Helicopter Crash - Scotland Mourns

Helicopter Crash – Scotland Mourns

Candles were lit Sunday as Scotland remembered the Glasgow pub helicopter crash victims, while rescuers toiled to salvage bodies from the wreckage. Emergency service workers began attempts to winch the police aircraft back through the roof of The Clutha, where it [...]

December 1, 2013 International
Obiano

APGA Candidate, Obiano Wins Anambra Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Willie Obiano winner of the governorship election after securing a total of 180,708 votes in the supplementary elections conducted on the 30th [...]

December 1, 2013 Government and politics
11-year Old Nigerian Girl Makes 100 Most Influential Africans List

11-year Old Nigerian Girl Makes 100 Most Influential Africans List

In defining what passes for ‘influence’, New African has been careful to note that while there is indeed a wide array of qualities and proclivities that earmark people as ‘influential’, a person’s impact on the wide public, social and political [...]

December 1, 2013 Africa
Tickets Go on Sale for 2014 CHAN in South Africa

Tickets Go on Sale for 2014 CHAN in South Africa

Tickets for the third edition of the African Nations Championship have gone on sale in South Africa. The biennial event for locally-based players kicks off on 11 January, with organisers claiming it can become the “ultimate African tournament”. Fifteen teams [...]

November 30, 2013 Africa
Nigeria’s fine run in sports continued Saturday in Malaysia where the nation's weightlifting team won the 2013 Commonwealth weightlifting championship. Nigeria won a total of eight gold, three silver and three bronze to lift the female championship trophy, while India lifted the male diadem. Captain of Nigeria's weightlifting team, Miriam Usman has dedicated the trophy they won here to President Goodluck Jonathan, even as she stated that they were propelled by the performance of the nation's soccer teams. The USA-based lifter noted that they came to Malaysia determined to continue from where the Golden Eaglets and the Super Eagles stopped. Hosts Malaysia and India with a large contingent of over 100 weightlifters and officials were shocked on the final day when the brilliance of team captain Miriam Usmand Joy Joseph saw Nigeria topping the female medals table. During the medal presentation, the Indian lifter that won silver could not but shed tears of disappointment, as Miriam's gold did the magic of Nigeria winning the competition, even when Nigeria presented only 14 lifters. READ MORE: http://news.naij.com/53295.html

Nigerian Female Weightlifter Dedicates Victory to Jonathan

Nigeria’s fine run in sports continued Saturday in Malaysia where the nation's weightlifting team won the 2013 Commonwealth weightlifting championship. Nigeria won a total of eight gold, three silver and three bronze to lift the female championship trophy, while India [...]

November 30, 2013 Sports
Baby Undergoes Surgery to Stop Her Brain from Being Squashed

Baby Undergoes Surgery to Stop Her Brain from Being Squashed

A toddler who had the most misshapen head doctors had ever seen has undergone pioneering surgery to prevent her brain from being squashed. Three-year-old Kaydence Theriault and her fellow triplets Taylor and Kaylin were all born with Crouzon Syndrome, which [...]

November 30, 2013 Health issues
Jega INEC

Jega Promises To Fix Faults

Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), promises a better voting experience at today's supplementary governorship election in Anambra. He says that this time, the blunders of the November 16 and 17 polls will be corrected. The election is [...]

November 30, 2013 Government and politics
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ANAMBRA: INEC Holds Supplementary Poll Today

Today the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct supplementary election in 210 polling units in Anambra State where election was cancelled on November 16, 2013 to determine the winner of the governorship election in the state. About 4,000 aggrieved [...]

November 30, 2013 Government and politics
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