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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Flood Kills 9 Year-old Girl, Destroys 14 Houses In Bauchi

Flood Kills One Person, Destroys 434 Houses in Kano

Flooding recorded in the first week of August, has claimed one life and damaged no fewer than 14 houses in Bauchi metropolis, an official has said. Malam  Inuwa Bello, the Head of Emergency Operations, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), made [...]

August 11, 2013 Incidents
Malawi Can’t Beat Eagles, Umeh Vows

Malawi Can’t Beat Eagles, Umeh Vows

Chief Mike Umeh is the First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation. In this chat, he speaks on NFF’s plan for Super Eagles participation in the 2014 African Nations Championship,CHAN, the achievements of the Aminu Maigari-led board and other [...]

August 11, 2013 Sports
Tragedy struck in Abuja on Saturday when a woman was crushed to death

TRAGEDY: Woman Killed, Many Injured As Truck Crushes Six Vehicles In Abuja

Tragedy struck in Abuja on Saturday when a woman was crushed to death by a heavy-duty  truck and injured many others at Biaji Road in Kubwa . The accident which occurred at 12. 00pm was attributed to the brake failure [...]

August 10, 2013 Incidents
How Nigeria has been using its satellites

How Nigeria has been using its satellites

Yes, Nigeria has a space programme. Since 2003 the West African country has been operating its own satellites, three of which are currently collecting data from Earth orbit. But this week Nigeria's space agency came under fire after UK newspaper the Daily [...]

August 10, 2013 Technology
Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

BUSTED: Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

The Boko Haram shelter at Gidan-Igwai area of Sokoto was raided on Saturday, August 10, 2013, by the Nigerian Army. The operation was carried out in order to curb the influx of the extremist sect members from Borno, Yobe and [...]

August 10, 2013 Military
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Alaba Businessman’s Gruesome Murder Tears Family Apart

Exactly one month today (Saturday), two assailants entered the Isashi, Lagos home of a 38-year-old businessman, Chidi Ejimudo, stabbed him several times on the head and allowed him to bleed to death. But his family members have alleged that they [...]

August 10, 2013 Crime
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Critically ill Mandela ‘more alert’ every day: daughter

President Nelson Mandela managed to sit up, a sign of great improvement in his condition, his daughter Zindzi Mandela said on Friday.   “He's fine, Tata (father) now manages to sit up, like now he sits up in a chair [...]

August 10, 2013 Africa
Woman Goes Mad After Seeing Her Baby Killed by Doctors

Woman Goes Mad After Seeing Her Baby Killed by Doctors

A woman in central China’s Hunan Province slid into madness after being forced into labor, at seven months of pregnancy, so that her baby could be killed. Her husband, Wu Yongyuan, has been seeking redress and compensation, to little effect. [...]

August 10, 2013 Uncategorized
A Bayelsa Special Security Task Force known as 'Operation Doo Akpor' has claimed credit for the arrest of members of a two-man gang for the ghastly attack on a 26-year old corps member, Folakemi Akinbode.

Community Youths Round Up Two Suspected Cultists Over Attack On Female NYSC member In Bayelsa

A Bayelsa Special Security Task Force known as ‘Operation Doo Akpor' has claimed credit for the arrest of members of a two-man gang for the ghastly attack on a 26-year old corps member, Folakemi Akinbode. Sources say, however, that the [...]

August 9, 2013 Incidents
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Many Displaced As Lekki Beach Overflows Banks BY EUGENE AGHA

A yet to be ascertained number of families have been displaced by the recent ocean surge at Lekki, Lagos.   This came barely 10 weeks after a university don, Dr. Dupe. Olayinka, raised doubts as to the safety of the [...]

August 9, 2013 Incidents
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Sokoto Offers Jobs To 541 Graduates

No fewer than 541 graduates of Sokoto State origin are sure of employment by the state government this month.   The beneficiaries would include first degree, master and doctorate degree holders. Governor Aliyu Wamakko said this on Thursday while on [...]

August 9, 2013 General
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ATTENTION: Lagos Govt Alerts on Ocean Surge

The Lagos State Government yesterday alerted its residents on ocean surges in Lekki beaches, saying danger looms in the beaches and their environs. General Manager/CEO, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who disclosed this to journalists, warned [...]

August 9, 2013 Incidents
Why Are The Lebanese Teror Suspects Getting VIP Treatment And We Are Not - Boko Haram Suspects Cry Out

Why Are The Lebanese Terror Suspects Getting VIP Treatment And We Are Not – Boko Haram Suspects Cry Out

Protest broke out at the Kuje Prisons near Abuja on Thursday over alleged preferential treatment of three Lebanese inmates by officials of the facility.   The protest took place just as the Defence Headquarters said that over 1,000 suspected members [...]

August 9, 2013 Uncategorized
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Billions being used to help Nigeria join the space race despite the criticism

By JACK DOYLE Oil-rich country has accepted £300million in aid this year alone Plans for Nigerian astronauts to join missions within next two years But 70 per cent of the country live below the poverty line of £1.29 a day Row [...]

August 9, 2013 Technology
Nigeria army arrests 1,000 Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria army arrests 1,000 Boko Haram suspects

Nigerian army says it has arrested about 1,000 suspected members of the Boko Harams Islamist sect half way its operations in north east of the country.The suspects were arrested in three north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe during three [...]

August 9, 2013 Uncategorized
Why Nigeria Can't Disintegrate - Jonathan

Why Nigeria Can’t Disintegrate – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday frowned at those predicting the disintegration of Nigeria by 2015, saying such people or organisations would be disappointed.   Mr. Jonathan said this when Vice President Namadi Sambo and other Muslim faithful, paid him Sallah [...]

August 9, 2013 General
Nigeria's Population 2045

By 2045, US’ Population Will Be Overtaken By Nigeria’s

According to the latest World Bank data, Nigeria had a population of 168,833,776 in 2012, compared with a population of 313,914,040 in the United States. In 30 years, the world will likely look very different. “Secular population trends still favor Emerging [...]

August 9, 2013 Societal issues
Jonathan to Mugabe - Allow Lawful Redress of Your Election

Jonathan to Mugabe – Allow Lawful Redress of Your Election

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated President Robert Mugabe on his victory in last week's presidential elections in Zimbabwe at the weekend.   Jonathan, in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati asked Mugabe not [...]

August 8, 2013 Africa
'Boko Haram Moving to Lagos, Ogun, Rivers'

‘Boko Haram Moving to Lagos, Ogun, Rivers’ – Senator Babafemi Ojodu

The Boko Haram is gradually moving down south to Lagos, Ogun, and Rivers a state, following the extensive military onslaught against it in the North-East geo-political zone, Senator Babafemi Ojodu (ACN Ekiti) has disclosed.   The senator spoke at a [...]

August 8, 2013 General
Why Nigeria Imports N1bn Rice Daily

Why Nigeria Imports N1bn Rice Daily

BY SHEHU ABUBAKAR   A major rice farmer and merchant, Alhaji Haruna Ibrahim Jega, has described the large importation of rice by Nigeria, to the tune of N1 billion daily, as madness, unnecessary and waste of resources, saying if government [...]

August 8, 2013 General
Kano Shuts Down 68 Private Schools

Nigeria: Kano Shuts Down 68 Private Schools

The Kano state Task Force on private schools has suspended 50 private schools until they appear before the committee for clearance, while 18 were shut down indefinitely In a press conference held at Gidan Murtala, Kano, the chairman of the [...]

August 8, 2013 General
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US to make visa application process easier for Nigerians

The US Consul-General, Mr Jeffery Hawkins, on Wednesday, said that the American government was determined to make visa application process easier for Nigerians.   Hawkins said this in a paper he presented at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), [...]

August 8, 2013 General