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Mali election Ibrahim Boubacar Keita victory confirmed

Mali election: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita victory confirmed

Former Mali Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Sunday's presidential run-off by a landslide, official results have confirmed.   Mr Keita, Prime Minister from 1994-2000, stood for president in 2002 and 2007. This time he won 78% of the vote. [...]

August 15, 2013 Africa

Nigeria-UK Relations At Stake: Nigeria Plans WHAT For UK Citizens?!

There are specualtions that the Federal Government of Nigeria are planning to impose a £5,000 visa bond on prospective British citizens visiting Nigeria as a retaliation to the commencement of the £3000 visa bond regime due to be imposed on Nigerians [...]

August 15, 2013 Uncategorized

Al-makura Congratulates Okagbare For Winning Silver

More encomiums have continued to trail the unprecedented leap of Nigeria female athlete Blessing Okagbare at the on-going World Athletics Championship in Moscow, Russia.   The latest is coming from Nasarawa State governor, Tanko Al-makura who yesterday joined other Nigerians [...]

August 15, 2013 Sports
Egypt police storm protests

Almost 280 dead after Egypt police storm protests

Security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters in a long-anticipated assault Wednesday that officials said led to almost 280 deaths across Egypt   In response to the violence, the army-backed interim government imposed a [...]

August 15, 2013 Africa

Soldiers kill two B’Haram commanders, arrest six – Military

The Military Special Operation Unit in Mubi, Adamawa State, on Tuesday said it killed two Boko Haram commanders in a gun battle.   The unit Commanding Officer, Operation, Lt. Col. Beyidi Martins, stated this in Mubi.   Martins said the [...]

August 14, 2013 Military

Okonjo-Iweala: FG Lacks Funds to Meet ASUU Demands

• Govt to release N100bn for varsities' infrastructure as strike continues Senator Iroegbu and Aisha Wakaso The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has disclosed that the demands of the Academic Staff Union of [...]

August 14, 2013 Education, Finance

Al-Mustapha: Lagos Heads to Supreme Court over Kudirat’s Murder

Gboyega Akinsanmi and  Akinwale Akintunde   The Lagos State Government has approached the Supreme Court to challenge a decision of the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General [...]

August 14, 2013 Law

Police complete Pistorius murder probe, runner to appear in court

Police said on Tuesday they had used forensic experts, ballistics experts, psychologists and technology experts to investigate the Feb. 14 death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot by Pistorius through a closed bathroom door at his upmarket Pretoria home. “It [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Nigerians Must Take Their Destiny In Their Hands —Malema

Nigerians Must Take Their Destiny In Their Hands —Malema

Nigerians must take over the ownership of the means of production of their economy and not allow foreign multinationals to enjoy all the benefits, South Africa’s radical activist, Julius Malema, said on Monday, as he visits Nigeria for the first [...]

August 13, 2013 Government and politics

Nigeria: It’s God’s Blessing, Okagbare Speaks On Her Silver

Moscow — Experts here are tipping Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare for a possible gold medal in the 200m, going by her slow start and powerful finish.   Okagbare's height that naturally puts her in good stead for long strides is a [...]

August 13, 2013 Sports
9,000 People Displaced in Lagos, Says Amnesty International

Nigeria: 9,000 People Displaced in Lagos, Says Amnesty International

About 9,000 people lost their homes or livelihood in the forced eviction and demolition of Badia East by the Lagos State Government in February, a report by Amnesty International and Social Economic Rights Action Centre (SERAC) has revealed.   Satellite evidence [...]

August 13, 2013 Human rights
Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever in the rumour. The governor said he was disturbed when some of his friends outside the shores of Nigeria called him that they heard it on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his deputy was about to be impeached. “As I am talking to you now, Alhaji Olanusi remained the deputy governor of Ondo State and there is no plan to impeach him,” he said. The clarification also coincided with the statements of the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dare Emiola and that of the Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Information, Oyebo Aladetan. Aladetan said the report must have been a figment of the imagination of the people because there was no time such a matter was tabled for discussion on the floor of the House of Assembly. Also, Emiola, who is from the same Akoko South West Local Government Area with the deputy governor, said the House had been on recess for over two weeks and the issue was not discussed before the Assembly went on recess. Checks revealed that the speculations was induced by reports by a section of the media on the state of health of the deputy governor, suggesting that that he might no longer cope with the demands of the office.

No plans to impeach deputy gov – Mimiko

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state   Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Tennessee judge orders change of child's name from Messiah to Martin

Tennessee judge orders change of child’s name from Messiah to Martin

A Tennessee judge has ordered the parents of a seven-month-old baby to change their child's name from Messiah to Martin because the name was earned by one person and “that one person is Jesus Christ”.   Child Support Magistrate Lu [...]

August 13, 2013 Uncategorized

Moscow 2013: Okagbare finishes 6th in 100m

Hopes of having Nigeria’s sprint sensation, Blessing Okagbare, make it to the podium in the women’s 100m event was dashed on Monday evening as she could only manage a disappointing 6th place finish after posting a time of 11.04seconds in [...]

August 13, 2013 Sports
Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, officials in Borno state say.   The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday.   The attack occurred [...]

August 13, 2013 Incidents
Crude Oil Vessel Sinks Off Bayelsa Coast, Community Discharges Cargo

Crude Oil Vessel Sinks Off Bayelsa Coast, Community Discharges Cargo

A vessel suspected to be loaded with crude oil has reportedly sunk in the Odioama community area on the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean in Bayelsa State, as members of the community warded off strangers while oil thieves discharged the [...]

August 13, 2013 Oil & Gas

“Boko Haram Made 10,000 Women Widows in Borno”

There are over 10,000 (ten thousand) women in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, who were turned into widows by the actions of Boko Haram sect, according to a non-governmental organisation catering for the need of widows, the Rock of Ages Empowerment [...]

August 12, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

MIRACLE: 9 Cars Badly Damaged, but None of 45 Passengers Killed in Delta

Not less than nine cars were involved in a multiple collision on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Expressway in Warri, Delta State on Sunday, August 11, 2013.   Reportedly, the crash occurred at about 1 p.m. at a roadblock manned [...]

August 12, 2013 Incidents
Samuel Okwaraji’s

FOOTBALL LEGEND OF OUR TIME: Samuel Okwaraji On My Mind (24 Years On)

Samuel Okwaraji’s name, unarguably deserves a special place in the nation's soccer history as the most patriotic footballer ever to come out of Nigeria. Born on 19 May 1964, he died today, 24 years ago – 12 August 1989.   [...]

August 12, 2013 Sports
‘ASUU Has Failed Nigerians’

‘ASUU Has Failed Nigerians’

The Kano University of Technology Alumni Association has declared that industrial action always embarked by the university lecturers was no longer fashionable in Nigeria.   The association also charged the striking university lecturers to be creative in fighting the course [...]

August 12, 2013 Education

Lagos Ranked Third In Annual Millionaires List

Lagos has the third highest number of millionaires on the continent. This is according to the latest annual New World Wealth report, which revealed the Nigerian city has 9 800 millionaires. Lagos, which has a population of about 8 million, [...]

August 12, 2013 Business

Breaking News: JTF Raids Insurgents in Sokoto, Arrests Gang Leader, Discovers Arms Cache

The 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto, reported on August 12, 2013, Monday, about the raid on the hideout of suspected Boko Haram insurgents, which started on Sunday night. The arrest of suspected gang leader, Mubarak, alias Dan-Hajiya, have been also [...]

August 12, 2013 General

Senator Ita-Giwa Pleads With Kinsmen On Bakassi Resettlement Plan

A prominent Bakassi indigene, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has advised her people and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to accept the Goodluck Jonathan administration’s plans to develop and ensure a proper resettlement of the Bakassi people in Ikang, where [...]

August 12, 2013 Human rights

Private Jet Owners Barred From Government Terminal

The last has not been heard of the Federal Government’s reforms of the aviation sector, particularly in the private and chartered jet sub-sector. Barely three months after unveiling a new policy for general aviation, which barred private jet owners from [...]

August 12, 2013 Transportation
Okagbare Breaks 14-Year Jinx

Okagbare Breaks 14-Year Jinx, Clinches Silver Medal For Nigeria

Blessing Okagbare on Sunday in Moscow broke a 14-year jinx plaguing Nigeria as her leap of 6.99m earned her a silver medal in the women’s Long Jump at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships.   Before Sunday’s glorious outing, the [...]

August 12, 2013 Sports
Bolt reclaims 100m

Bolt Reclaims 100m Crown

Usain Bolt lit up the Luzhniki Stadium by blazing to 100 metres gold at the World Championships in Moscow, on Sunday.   The world record holder defied the pouring rain to storm to victory on a drenched track in a [...]

August 12, 2013 Sports

GTBank Fined For Inadequate Money Laundering Checks

The United Kingdom-based Financial Conduct Authority has fined the UK subsidiary of the Guaranty Trust Bank over £500,000 for failing to do thorough anti-money laundering checks on its potential clients from high-risk countries. The FCA said on Friday that between [...]

August 12, 2013 Finance
After 19 Years Of Marriage, 52-Year-Old Woman Finally Gives Birth In Bayelsa

After 19 Years Of Marriage, 52-Year-Old Woman Finally Gives Birth In Bayelsa

Mrs Kate Fezigha, a 52-year-old midwife at the General Hospital, Sagbama, Bayelsa, said she gave birth to a baby girl on June 3 to end 19-year barrenness.   Fezigha gave the testimony at the Child Dedication and Thanksgiving Service of [...]

August 11, 2013 Incidents

CBN Governor Turbans His Wife Giwar Danmaje

CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Sunday installed his wife, Sadiya Lamido as Giwar Danmaje to commemorate the silver jubilee of their marriage.   CBN Gov turbaned his wife Giwar Danmaje is a news article from: Vanguard News CBN governor, Sanusi [...]

August 11, 2013 What the papers say
Female Rap & Dance Hall

Nigerian Female Musician Involved In Car Accident

Recent reports has from Abuja allegedly has it that a Fast Rising Female Rap & Dance Hall Artiste was involved in a terrible motor accident.   The artiste, Princess Dxkey and her Close Friend Ruth were the only occupants in the car [...]

August 11, 2013 General