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VIDEO: The Failed Assassination Attack On The Emir Of Kano, Ado Bayero

A video clip of events shortly after gunmen ambushed the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero on Zoo Road as he was returning from a Quran Recitation ceremony at Murtala Mosque in Kano. Video clip shows frantic efforts by onlookers and [...]

February 11, 2015 Video
Emmanuel Oluwatunniso

2-year-old Freed After Payment of N5million Ransom

2-year-old school boy, Emmanuel Alonge who was abducted in the early hours of Monday has been returned to his parents by the kidnappers after his family paid N5 million ransom. Little Alonge was kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen [...]

February 10, 2015 Incidents
BY OBIAGELI KATRYN EZEKWESILI,

RE: Yar’Adua, Jonathan Squandered U.S. $67B Foreign Reserves – Response Statement By Mr. Labaran Maku, Hon. Minister of Information

Statement By Mr. Labaran Maku, Hon. Minister of Information The recent statements by Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili at UNN’s convocation ceremony on January 24, 2013, betray a surprisingly limited understanding of government finances. These statements are even more curious in light [...]

February 9, 2015 Finance

Great Home Base Business Advice That’s Simple To Follow in Lagos

Great Home Base Business Advice That's Simple To Follow in Lagos – Creating and maintaining a home business can be a great way to make money from the comforts of your own home. You will be successful if you educate yourself [...]

February 9, 2015 Business, Economy
Nigeria Home Business Tips And Tricks For Beginners

Nigeria: Home Business Tips And Tricks For Beginners

Nigeria: Home Business Tips And Tricks For Beginners – Beginning a home business is a thrill. Being your own boss is definitely an advantage. As your own boss, you will have the responsibility of being professional and getting the most from [...]

February 9, 2015 Business, Economy
Buhari Is Our Past, Jonathan Is Our Tomorrow

Buhari Is Our Past, Jonathan Is Our Tomorrow

Buhari Is Our Past, Jonathan Is Our Tomorrow – ‪#‎March‬ Your Past for Brighter tomorrow. ‪#‎MarchBuhari‬ the Religious Bigot. #MarchBuhari, a Boko Haram sympathiser and Supporter who warned our Military to STOP killing Boko Haram members and Now he want to [...]

February 9, 2015 Government and politics
Social robots may soon offer companionship to the elderly

Social robots may soon offer companionship to the elderly

Social robots may soon offer companionship to the elderly – If reports are to be believed, robots could now serve one more purpose- being a companion to the elderly and help them in facing isolation and loneliness. A prototype of a [...]

February 9, 2015 Technology
Newly born Baby girl 'pregnant' with twins goes through emergency abortion

Newly born Baby girl ‘pregnant’ with twins goes through emergency abortion

Newly born Baby girl ‘pregnant' with twins goes through emergency abortion – The newborn baby girl needed an emergency operation to take out the foetuses from inside her body. The baby girl, who was born in Hong Kong's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, [...]

February 9, 2015 International
First Bank Number one Banking Brand in Nigeria

First Bank Number one Banking Brand in Nigeria

First Bank Number one Banking Brand in Nigeria – For the 4th consecutive year, First Bank of Nigeria was ranked number 1 banking brand in Nigeria by The Banker magazine of Financial Times and Brand Finance, London, United Kingdom within their [...]

February 9, 2015 Economy
FMDQ OTC projects N450tn transactions in 3 years

FMDQ OTC projects N450tn transactions in 3 years

FMDQ OTC projects N450tn transactions in 3 years – FMDQ OTC Plc, has forecasted that N450tn transactions will likely be accomplished on its platform between this year and end of 2017. The platform, which was inaugurated in 2013, had recorded transactions [...]

February 9, 2015 Economy
Today, FG starts clampdown on erring private jet operators

Today, FG starts clampdown on erring private jet operators

Today, FG starts clampdown on erring private jet operators – In preparations for the planned grounding of private jet operators who make use of their jet for business operations contrary to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) rules from now, Monday, [...]

February 9, 2015 Economy
Richbon Group Chairman, Muonagolu To Create 5,000 Jobs Through N8bn Auto Assembly Plant

Richbon Group Chairman, Muonagolu To Create 5,000 Jobs Through N8bn Auto Assembly Plant

Richbon Group Chairman, Muonagolu To Create 5,000 Jobs Through N8bn Auto Assembly Plant –  Chief CJ Muonagolu, Executive Chairman of Richbon Group has assured to create approximately 5,000 new work opportunities through his automobile assembly, located in Anambra state. Muonagolu [...]

February 9, 2015 General
Nigeria, Chad Reinforce Strategic MoU to Destroy Boko Haram

Nigeria, Chad Reinforce Strategic MoU to Destroy Boko Haram

Nigeria, Chad Reinforce Strategic MoU to Destroy Boko Haram – The Nigerian military along with Chadian counterpart have increased a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently agreed upon to destroy the menace of the Boko Haram. The Chief of Defence Staff [...]

February 9, 2015 Military
Nigerians in the United Kingdom Laud Election Postponement, Say Its Beneficial for Democracy

Nigerians in the United Kingdom Laud Election Postponement, Say Its Beneficial for Democracy

Nigerians in the United Kingdom Laud Election Postponement, Say Its Beneficial for Democracy – Nigerians in the United Kingdom on Sunday, praised INEC for the general elections postponement and appealed for understanding from all of stakeholders. Many of them who [...]

February 9, 2015 International
Dana

Lagos Coroner’s Inquest Into Dana Air Crash Begins June 18

The Lagos State Chief Coroner, the Honourable Justice L. A. Okunnu has ordered a public inquest into the Dana Plane crash which occurred at Iju-Ishaga in Lagos on June 3. The decision followed a request made last week by human [...]

February 9, 2015 Transportation
Ethiopia, Canada Celebrating Fifty Years of Diplomatic Relationship

Ethiopia, Canada Celebrating Fifty Years of Diplomatic Relationship

Ethiopia, Canada Celebrating Fifty Years of Diplomatic Relationship – Dr Yinager Dessie, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with the Deputy Minister of Canada, Mr. Malcom Brown for International Cooperation on Saturday (February 7, 2015). Both Minister's discussion dwelt on bilateral [...]

February 9, 2015 Africa
Nigerian doll

Nigerian doll ‘Queen of Africa’ outsells Barbie

There's a fresh Barbie around. She's a princess, she's black, she dons conventional African outfits – and she's not actually a Barbie. Developed by a Nigerian person, Taofick Okoya, seven years back following he couldn't find a black colored doll [...]

February 9, 2015 Africa, Culture
BY OBIAGELI KATRYN EZEKWESILI,

Yar’Adua, Jonathan Squandered U.S. $67 Billion Foreign Reserves – Ezekwesili

Enugu — Former minister of education Dr Oby Ezekwesili on Friday said the squandering of $45 billion in foreign reserve account and $22 billion in Excess Crude Account by the two subsequent administrations after Olusegun Obasanjo's was a clear proof [...]

February 8, 2015 Finance
BY OBIAGELI KATRYN EZEKWESILI,

The Wealth and Poverty of a Nation – Who Will Restore its Dignity?

BY OBIAGELI KATRYN EZEKWESILI, University of Nigeria Nsukka Convocation Lecture delivered by OBIAGELI EZEKWESILI on Thursday, January 24, 2013: I am hugely delighted to return to my alma mater the great and only University of Nigeria to speak at your [...]

February 8, 2015 Education
Human Skulls

Man Arrested Over Possession of Human Skulls and Ammunition

Security Operatives have arrested a Fulani leader in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, North Central Nigeria in the early hours of Friday with five human skulls hidden in the ceiling of his apartment while arms and ammunition were [...]

February 7, 2015 Crime
Pastor Adeboye Presents Jonathan To His Church Members

Pastor Adeboye Presents Jonathan To His Church Members

Pastor Adeboye Presents Jonathan To His Church Members – In continuation of his endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan last week, with other Christian pastors, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has present the President to his congregation. At the monthly Holy Ghost Service of [...]

February 7, 2015 Government and politics
FG Announces Plan For 3-Hour Abuja – Lagos Speed Rail Project

FG Announces Plan For 3-Hour Abuja – Lagos Speed Rail Project

FG Announces Plan For 3-Hour Abuja – Lagos Speed Rail Project – The Federal Government has announced that plans have reached an advanced stage for a three hour high speed train project connecting Lagos and Abuja. This was disclosed by the [...]

February 7, 2015 General
Seplat Completes Purchase of Nigerian Oil Assets

Seplat Completes Purchase of Nigerian Oil Assets

Seplat Completes Purchase of Nigerian Oil Assets – SEPLAT Petroleum Development Co. Plc has completed purchase of interests in OML 53 as well as OML 55 onshore Nigeria, for the total of roughly $519.7 million. EMG reports: SEPLAT has completed the [...]

February 7, 2015 Economy, Oil & Gas
NSE's Market Capitalisation Increases By N200 Billion

NSE’s Market Capitalisation Increases By N200 Billion

NSE's Market Capitalisation Increases By N200 Billion – Equity transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange received rising profile the other day, subsequent price gains documented by almost all the bluechip companies, leading to an extra surge in market capitalization by N200 [...]

February 7, 2015 Economy
BNI plans $15bn business project in 2015

BNI plans $15bn business project in 2015

BNI plans $15bn business project in 2015 – An project of Business networking International (BNI). The world's biggest business networking organization, offer a chance for business owners, executives, professionals, networking groups, firms organizations and people around the world, including Nigeria. Business [...]

February 7, 2015 Business, Economy
NAFDAC intends to screen packaged water companies

NAFDAC intends to screen packaged water companies

NAFDAC intends to screen packaged water companies – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has worked out intentions to tackle the problem of poor water packaging in the nation. Consequently, the agency has undertaken the process [...]

February 7, 2015 Health issues
Kenya releases $416mn healthcare scheme

Kenya releases $416mn healthcare scheme

Kenya releases $416mn healthcare scheme – The Kenyan government announced on Friday a $416-million project to boost healthcare within the East African country. “Today, we inaugurate a program through which people with cancer, diabetes or kidney failure will receive much-needed relief [...]

February 7, 2015 Africa
FG files terrorism charges against suspects of Nyanya bombing

FG files terrorism charges against suspects of Nyanya bombing

FG files terrorism charges against suspects of Nyanya bombing – The Federal Government, filed a seven-count terrorism charges on Friday, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against 7 persons caught regarding the the April 14, 2014, Nyanya bus station bombing. The [...]

February 7, 2015 Incidents
Lagos Closes Markets Over PVC Collection

Lagos Closes Markets Over PVC Collection

Lagos Closes Markets Over PVC Collection – The State government of Lagos has ordered the closure of markets within the state now, to allow market women and men to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). The order followed Friday’s public holiday, [...]

February 7, 2015 General
Nigerian footballer imprisoned 2 years for drug trafficking

Nigerian footballer imprisoned 2 years for drug trafficking

Nigerian footballer imprisoned 2 years for drug trafficking – A Nigerian footballer in Brazil, Henry Umeh, will spend 2 yrs in prison right after he was found guilty for drug trafficking. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, had arrested Umeh [...]

February 7, 2015 Sports