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Stephen Keshi

Keshi moves to sort out bonuses rows

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has urged an investigative panel to put in place better procedures to avert any future bonus rows. Keshi met a six-person panel that will present their findings on the row that led to the national team [...]

August 3, 2013 Sports
Lead Poisoning Nigeria

Nigeria: Doctors treat lead-poisoned children

The Nigerian village that suffered one of the world's worst recorded incidents of lead poisoning is now habitable and doctors can start treating more than 1,000 contaminated children, a doctor and a scientist from two international agencies said. For some, [...]

August 3, 2013 General, Health issues
US warns of Middle East Al-Qaeda threat in August

US warns of Middle East Al-Qaeda threat in August

The United States issued a worldwide warning that Al-Qaeda may attack in August as it ordered shut its embassies across the Islamic world. Britain also said it would temporarily close its embassy in Yemen as US lawmakers said the threat [...]

August 3, 2013 Uncategorized

APC Presidential Ticket: North Woos T Y Danjuma.

The newly registered All Progressives Congress has begun moves to draft a former Minister of Defence (retd.), General Theophilus Danjuma, into the 2015 presidential election race. It was learnt that the North had foreclosed the possibility of getting the Peoples [...]

August 3, 2013 Government and politics

Obi Talks Tough, Demolishes Hotel where Human Heads Were Found

Gov. Obi said that his Government would not rest in order to system the dwindling crime in the State. He made this comments while personally supervising the demolition of  Upper Class Hotel, Onitsha where two fresh human heads, arms and ammunition [...]

August 3, 2013 General
Igbo deportee

One of The Igbo Deportees From Lagos Is Dead.

Report reaching Hope For Nigeria from an official of Onitsha South Local Government Authority, Mrs. Nneoma Judith Nwora is stating that one of the Nigerians deported by Lagos state government died last Night. The deportee died of protracted illness and the [...]

August 3, 2013 Human rights
FG Begins Work On 2014, 2015, 2016 Budgets

FG Begins Work On 2014, 2015, 2016 Budgets

The federal government yesterday commenced discussions on a fiscal strategy paper aimed at producing a medium term fiscal framework for 2014/2015 and 2016 budget.   An emergency meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa discussed revenue [...]

August 3, 2013 Finance
rumble in the north

Rumble In The NORTH – By Gimba Kakanda.

This title takes me back to the last years of 1990s, to those days we used to gather in our Big Man neighbour's living room for communal viewing of the movie “Rumble in the Bronx”. We would laugh our hearts [...]

August 3, 2013 What the papers say

FG to Extradite Nigerian with Alleged Al-Qaeda Links

By Tobi Soniyi   The Federal Government has initiated extraction proceedings against a Nigerian, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, suspected to be member of the terrorist organisation, al-Qaeda.   It emerged also Friday that barring the impatience of operatives of the Department [...]

August 3, 2013 General

‘Lagos GDP hits N13trn, safe to borrow’

Commissioner-designate for Finance in Lagos, Mr Ayodeji Gbeleyi, said on Friday that Lagos State government with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) worth of N13 trillion has ample capacity to borrow and invest such in productive infrastructure to continue to grow her [...]

August 3, 2013 Finance
Picture by Mark Richards-Doreen Lawrence meets with Home Secretary, Theresa May

Why would you focus on people of colour?’ Doreen Lawrence criticises 139 arrests in latest illegal immigration crackdown

By MATT CHORLEY and ANNA EDWARDS Immigration enforcement officers have arrested 139 suspected immigration offenders in London, Durham, Manchester, Wales and Somerset Those who have no right to be in the UK face being thrown out Raids are latest Government attempt to detain illegal immigrants [...]

August 2, 2013 General
Govt set up committee for private equity development

Government set up committee for private equity development

BY IFEANYI ONUBA, The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated a committee to develop a framework for attracting private equity and venture capital in the country. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, who inaugurated the committee in [...]

August 2, 2013 Finance
linah keza

SHOCKING: Miss Africa Contestant Stabbed To Death In The Presence Of Her Daughter

She was stabbed to death with her three-year old-daughter ‘crying next to her in a pool of blood’, friends said.   The body of Linah Keza said to have taken part in Miss Africa 2010, was found at a flat [...]

August 2, 2013 Incidents
foreign investment

Nigeria recorded $8.9 billion foreign investment in 2012, says minister

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, yesterday disclosed that the country recorded $8.9 billion Foreign Direct Investment inflow in 2012. He also said the ministry was investigating the circumstances surrounding the sack of the Nigerian acting Chief Justice of Gambia, [...]

August 2, 2013 General

SWF to Create Template for Pension Investment in Infrastructure

Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja Impressed with N2.9 trillion held by pension funds in the country, the federal government has asked the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) – operator of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) – to come up with modalities [...]

August 2, 2013 Finance, General
Nigeria Bond sale

Nigeria: Bond sale signals changes

The latest international bond sale from Nigeria, which was heavily oversubscribed, underscored the bullishness of overseas investors in the country’s sustained if uneven growth. However, the yield level on the offering also highlights the looming challenges that Nigeria, along with [...]

August 2, 2013 Finance
The National Council of Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria

Husbands Will Be Scarce By 2023 – Women group

The National Council of Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria on Thursday warned against the alarming drop of male-child in education.   With the drop, the group noted that in the next 10 years, there would be a scarcity of quality [...]

August 2, 2013 General

Turaki, Journalists In War Of Words

Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolutions of Security Challenges in the North, Alhaji Taminu Turaki, yesterday, confronted journalists over quest to know the true position of the committee on claims that it was in contact with [...]

August 2, 2013 General

9,000 Nigerians In Foreign Prisons – FG

The Federal Government, Thursday, disclosed that over 9,000 Nigerians were presently languishing in prisons abroad, with the largest number of 752 in the UK, while most of the rest are in prisons in the Asia-Pacific region. The government also vowed [...]

August 2, 2013 Uncategorized
A professors faulty logic

One North: A Professor’s Faulty Logic.

Ango Abdullahi’s assertion that Northerners have enough votes to elect one of their own as Nigeria’s president is false – Pm News. Professor Ango Abdullahi recently addressed a press conference where he reiterated the determination of people in the northern [...]

August 1, 2013 Documentary
Ladipo Market

Lagos Govt Orders Army, Police to Takes Over Ladipo Market.

The Lagos Government have drafted combined force of armed soldiers and mobile policemen to Ladipo Market, Mushin Lagos, to enforce the new imposed Baba Oloja for the market on Igbo traders. The Igbo traders have refused to recognise the new [...]

August 1, 2013 Uncategorized


Even in these challenging times we must encourage the good news narrative to thrive so as to drown out the unacceptable negatives in the polity. Just a few developments: The first is that MTN Nigeria limited has appointed a Nigerian, [...]

August 1, 2013 Government and politics

ALUU 4: Plaintiffs Present Fresh Charges Against Suspects

Plaintiffs in the court case over murder of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu, Rivers State have withdrawn and presented fresh charges against suspects on trial over the incident.   A High Court presided over by Justice L.L [...]

August 1, 2013 Education, Law
The Yaba College of Technology

YABATECH To Start Computer-Based Post UTME Test

The Yaba College of Technology is to introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT) in its 2013/2014 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to hold in September.   The Head of Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mr Adekunle Adams, told the News [...]

August 1, 2013 Education

One Dies As Explosion Rocks Dangote Cement Plant

Emotion ran high, Wednesday, evening, at the Gboko plant of the Dangote Cement, when an explosion allegedly claimed the live of a father of two and labourer at the factory, one Mr. Solomon Ashir.   According to an eyewitness, the [...]

August 1, 2013 Incidents
Mugabe’s Party Claims Win In Zimbabwe Polls

Mugabe’s Party Claims Win In Zimbabwe Polls

President Robert Mugabe’s party claims the veteran leader has won the hard-fought Zimbabwe election over his long-time rival, but local observers charge that the vote was seriously flawed. “We have romped (to victory) in a very emphatic manner. We have [...]

August 1, 2013 General
Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Sign Agreement On Bi-national Commission

Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Sign Agreement On Bi-national Commission

The governments of Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday signed a Bi-National Commission Framework Agreement which paves the way for both countries to clearly define their priorities and goals towards achieving meaningful and sustainable economic, social and political relations.   [...]

August 1, 2013 Government and politics

Islamic Law Sanctions Marriage Based on Maturity not Age – Senator

Senator Ahmad Rufai Sani, ANPP, Zamfara West Wednesday said that under the Islamic law, a girl was considered ripe for marriage based on her physical and mental maturity and not necessarily age, just as he stressed that situations could arise [...]

July 31, 2013 Law
Nasawara Violence

Breaking News: Gunmen Kill 16 in Nasarawa

No fewer than 16 were killed in the early hours of Wednesday in Kuduku community in Keana local government area of Nasarawa State by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani. The gunmen, who were said to be heavily armed with [...]

July 31, 2013 General

Visa bond: We will retaliate, FG insists

THE Federal Government on Tuesday insisted on retaliatory action  against  British citizens if their government  went ahead  with  its plan to impose a £3, 000  visa bond on visitors from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries. It expressed displeasure that [...]

July 31, 2013 Transportation