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Heavily pregnant former Olympian, 26,

Heavily pregnant former Olympian, 26, suddenly collapses and dies of ‘heart attack’ -but doctors manage to save her baby

Meskerem Legesse, 26, was eight months pregnant when she collapsed at a Connecticut restaurant The long-distance runner was rushed to hospital where doctors were able to save her baby She had previously been diagnosed with heart problems     A [...]

July 18, 2013 General, Sports
Hon Chidi Lloyd, Declared Wanted by Police Is Still Hiding.

Hon Chidi Lloyd, Declared Wanted by Police Is Still Hiding.

Hon Chidi Lloyd, Declared Wanted by Police Is Still Hiding. – The Majority Leader of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd declared wanted by the Nigerian Police for attempted murder of Hon. Michael Chinda during the clash by [...]

July 18, 2013 General
Senate Okays Marriage for Underage Children.

Senate Okays Marriage for Underage Children.

The Senate of Federal republic of Nigeria has approved the marriage of under-aged children irrespective of their age in the country. This new law will proscribe the 18 year-old rule for any Nigerian child to qualify to engaged into a [...]

July 18, 2013 Law

Gen Buhari Accuses ACN Governors of Corruption.

General Mohammadu Buhari, leader of the yet to be registered All Progressives Congress, APC, which is hoping to benefit from the numerical strength of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, [...]

July 18, 2013 Government and politics
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Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.   South Africans are being urged to mark the former president and anti-apartheid leader’s 67 [...]

July 18, 2013 Africa
A pastor in Maiduguri has been arrested for possession of 124 bags of Indian hemp

Borno Pastor Arrested For Being In Possession Of 124 Bags Of Indian Hemp

A pastor in Maiduguri has been arrested for possession of 124 bags of Indian hemp at the premises of a Celestial Church of Christ.   Moses Edon was arrested by the The Joint Task Force, Operation Restore Order in the [...]

July 18, 2013 Crime

Nigeria losing 400,000 barrels of oil daily –Okonjo-Iweala

The nation’s economy is currently in a precarious position following the admittance of the Federal Government that estimated 400,000 barrels of crude oil are being lost daily to illegal bunkering, vandalism of infrastructure and halt in production.   As a [...]

July 18, 2013 Oil & Gas

Jonathan Calls for Vibrant Nigeria-US Bi-national Commission

By Muhammad Bello   President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Abuja, called for further strengthening of the Nigeria-United States Bi-National Commission to make it an even more productive platform for boosting bilateral cooperation between the two countries.   Speaking at an [...]

July 18, 2013 Business

FG inaugurates broadband council

BY EVEREST AMAEFULE The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the Broadband Implementation Council chaired by the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, with a target to achieve 80 per cent mobile broadband penetration for the country by 2017. Speaking [...]

July 18, 2013 Telecomms

CBN moves to minimise bank customers’ credit risks

BY IFEANYI ONUBA The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi, has inaugurated a steering committee on financial literacy to help financially excluded individuals to know, understand and access financial products and services at affordable costs.   [...]

July 18, 2013 Finance

60,000 Victims To Benefit From FG’s N400m Flood Relief Grant In Edo

The Edo State Flood Relief Committee said that about 60,000 victims of last year’s flood are to benefit from the N400 million relief fund given to the state by the Federal Government. A member of the committee, Ms Benedicta Attoh, [...]

July 17, 2013 Incidents
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Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Adichie Wins American Prize

Renowned Nigeria Novel writer Chimamanda Adichie, has been awarded the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction. This is the third novel that Nigerian writer will published which title ”AMERICANAH”.   According to Elizabeth Taylor, the literary editor of the [...]

July 17, 2013 Literature
Accident with baby

Wicked Police Driver Hits Woman And Her Baby While Speeding Against Traffic

A reckless police driver behind the wheels of a van attached to the FESTAC police station has been accused of hitting a woman and her baby, causing brain damage in the nursing mother.     Several sources related to the [...]

July 17, 2013 Incidents

Anti-Amaechi Protest Aroused At Port Harcourt Airport

Protesters opposed to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State stormed the Port Harcourt International Airport to mock the arrival of opposition governors visiting the state. [...]

July 17, 2013 Government and politics
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Call Emergency Numbers Whenever In Distress, Fashola Tells Lagos NYSC Members

Governor Babtunde Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday urged corps members in the state to call emergency help lines whenever they were in distress.   Mr. Fashola spoke at the closing ceremony of the three-week orientation programme for the 2013 [...]

July 17, 2013 What the papers say

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Agreed To Ceasefire Deal

The Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North has said that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is involved in the current ceasefire deal.   The chairman of the committee and Special Duties [...]

July 17, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

FG Secures $25bn Investment Deals During Chinese Visit

Chinedu Eze and Onyebuchi Ezigbo The federal government has attracted over $25 billion in investment, including the $20 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Power China and the Ministry of Power to generate for Nigeria  20,000 megawatts of electricity, [...]

July 16, 2013 Uncategorized

CBN Withdraws N228 Billion from Circulation

By Obinna Chima   In line with its restrictive monetary policy stance as well as the need to curtail the effect of matured bills repayment in the system, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last week withdrew a total of [...]

July 16, 2013 Finance

Lagos-Abidjan highway to cost $2bn

BY KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE The Abidjan-Lagos highway development project may cost up to $2bn, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Economic Community of West African States Commission, Mr. Ebima Njie, has said. He spoke in Abuja on Friday during a meeting with development [...]

July 16, 2013 Transportation

UK, Sagay, others kick against Al-Bashir’s presence in Nigeria

By Innocent Anaba & DAPO AKINREFON The question of whether Nigeria should arrest and hand over President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan, who arrived Nigeria on Sunday for an African Union, AU, Summit on HIV/AIDS, has sharply divided Nigerians, with Professor [...]

July 16, 2013 What the papers say
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Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese goldminers

Thousands of Chinese nationals have been deported from Ghana in a crackdown on the plunder of the country’s gold by illegal miners. Immigration authorities say more than 4,500 Chinese nationals have been repatriated after a series of swoops on illegal goldmines. The Guardian has [...]

July 16, 2013 Africa

6 trampled to death in scramble for Ramadan largesse

BY SALISU  MARADUN Six people were reported to have died in a stampede that broke out in front of a house belonging to a Gusau-based millionaire, Alhaji Shehu Danfulani Maidoya, early yesterday.   According to the sources, this time around [...]

July 16, 2013 Africa
Landlord scam

100 prospective tenants battle over 13 flats

BY MONSUR  OLOWOOPEJO No fewer  than 100 prospective tenants, Monday, stormed Office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, demanding the governor’s intervention as they claimed that they were duped by the landlord of the building at 59 Oriola [...]

July 16, 2013 Real Estate
Awwal recounts ordeal

Woman roasts 7-yr-old step-son’s hand

BY FUNMI AJUMOBI   The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, Mrs Aminot Otun, for roasting the right hand of her seven-year-old step-son,  Awwal Otun, last Thursday.   Awwal’s hand was allegedly roasted for adding drops of liquid [...]

July 16, 2013 Law
A Lagos Magistrate’s Court

3 remanded over alleged terrorism, threat to kill

BY ONOZURE DANIA A Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, ordered that three suspects be remanded in prison custody over alleged terrorism and threat to kill. Magistrate Margaret Dan-Oni ordered the remand of the defendants in prison custody pending [...]

July 16, 2013 Law
The Academic Staff Union of Universities

More Disturbing Education Matters

HOWEVER the strikes of university, and polytechnic teachers are resolved, they would fail to address the damages from imbalance in the attention the authorities give different sides of higher education.   The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the [...]

July 16, 2013 Education
Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu’s Frank Letter To Governor Amaechi.

“To Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, this is the time to wear your thinking cap and beat a retreat fast. There is no need squabbling with the President, because it is a battle you cannot win. The office of the President [...]

July 16, 2013 Government and politics
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Why We Must Rally Round Amaechi – Bola Tinubu.

Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has urged support for Governor Chibuke Amaechi of Rivers State from the hierarchy of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who he claimed, have added public brawling to their achievements. In a [...]

July 16, 2013 Government and politics
Senate shifts PIB meeting for Constitution, Ewherido

Senate shifts PIB meeting for Constitution, Ewherido

By Henry Umoru ABUJA — FOLLOWING debates on report of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate has been forced to shift a planned public hearing on the provisions of the new Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, with the thirty-six state governors and [...]

July 16, 2013 Law

Rainstorm Demolishes Around 200 Houses in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, on Monday said about 200 houses was destroyed by rainstorm on July 14 in Malamadori Council of the state.   The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Aliyu Waziri, said this in Dutse in an [...]

July 15, 2013 Incidents