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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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