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Governor Chime

Governor Chime Was “Amused” Reading His Own Obituaries

As he strode to a more relaxing seat from the exalted one where he signs the executive decisions that run Enugu State, Governor Sullivan Iheanacho Chime set the mood for the interview at the Lion Building, Enugu, his official quarters. [...]

August 25, 2013 Government and politics
Stow away teenager

Teenage Boy Stowed Away On Arik Flight To Lagos

The Aircraft with registration number, 5N-MJG Flight 44, left Benin Airport at 9am for Lagos.     Top officials of the Edo state government were on board the airline. Passengers aboard the airline were shocked when security agents found the [...]

August 25, 2013 Transportation
A Medical Practitioner with Federal Medical Centre, Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Oyebode, on Saturday said that constant use of mobile phones could damage the brain.

Constant Mobile Phone Usage, A Threat To Brain Cell – Expert

A Medical Practitioner with Federal Medical Centre, Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Oyebode, on Saturday said that constant use of mobile phones could damage the brain. Oyebode said this while fielding questions in Osogbo. He said that the heat generated by cell [...]

August 25, 2013 General, Health issues
Suntai Leaves New York For Nigeria

Suntai Leaves New York For Nigeria

Taraba State Governor Danbaba Fulani Suntai, who was involved in an air crash in October last year where he was the pilot, today, (Saturday), left New York for Nigeria after spending about ten months receiving medical attention in both Germany [...]

August 24, 2013 General
Gunmen kidnap prominent lawyer in southern Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap prominent lawyer in southern Nigeria

Gunmen have kidnapped a prominent Lagos-based lawyer and social critic in southern Nigeria in an apparent ransom bid, a colleague and police said Saturday.   “I have just received with shock, the news of the kidnap of my learned friend [...]

August 24, 2013 Incidents
For praying in tongues, armed robbers kill undergraduate

For praying in tongues, armed robbers kill undergraduate

HER sister was given a revelation and asked to pray against untimely death. She joined her sister on a three-day fast. On the last day of the fast, she was breaking her fast with a bottle of coke when armed [...]

August 24, 2013 Incidents
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Racism: Malawi Coach To Report Stephen Keshi To FIFA

Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet is to report coach Stephen Keshi to FIFA after the Nigeria coach reportedly called him “a white dude who should go back to Belgium.” Both coaches have been arguing since Malawi asked FIFA to move next [...]

August 24, 2013 Sports
Ibadan — The Federal Government on Thursday said it would support the expansion of the Sango festival to boost tourism.

FG to Support Sango Festival

Ibadan — The Federal Government on Thursday said it would support the expansion of the Sango festival to boost tourism.   The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke, said this at the opening ceremony of the festival [...]

August 23, 2013 General
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FG Deports 22,000 to Fight Insurgency

The Federal Government has deported over 22,000 illegal immigrants over the past couple of months as part of a crackdown linked to its fight against an Islamist insurgency, Interior minister Abba Moro told reporters in Kano city this evening.   [...]

August 23, 2013 Uncategorized
Nigeria, Thailand told to strengthen ties in tourism

Nigeria, Thailand told to strengthen ties in tourism

Paul Schoenholtz, a Thailand-based tour operator, has asked Nigeria and Thailand to strengthen ties in the area of tourism.   Schoenholtz said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. He urged the [...]

August 23, 2013 Business
Child trafficking: Lagos rescues 25 children

Child trafficking: Lagos rescues 25 children

A total of 25 children have been rescued from a den of child traffickers purported to be  home for orphans and the less privileged by the Lagos State government.   The Office of the Public Defendant (OPD) made this announcement [...]

August 23, 2013 Crime
IGP Consoles Family Of Slain Motorist

IGP Consoles Family Of Slain Motorist

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has condoled with the relations, friends and colleagues of the late Olalekan Ajayi, a commercial motorcyclist, who was said to have died by the hands of a police officer on Tuesday, August 20,2013. [...]

August 23, 2013 Law
Nigeria has 34 solid minerals in 500 communities unexploited

Nigeria has 34 solid minerals in 500 communities unexploited

No fewer than 34 different types of minerals are waiting for exploitation in 500 locations across the country, Muhammed Sada, the minister of minerals and steel development, has said.   He made this known when he paid a courtesy visit [...]

August 23, 2013 General
After months of hustling, the contest to replace the two term governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi enters its final lap tomorrow with the governorship primaries of the main opposition party, PDP, while that of the ruling APGA will be on Monday. However, being Anambra State, the home of many political intrigues, tomorrow’s contest is expected to open political oddities that are bound to be exploited by Anambra’s professional politicians.

ANAMBRA 2013: Now the final lap

After months of hustling, the contest to replace the two term governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi enters its final lap tomorrow with the governorship primaries of the main opposition party, PDP, while that of the ruling APGA will [...]

August 23, 2013 Government and politics
Nigeria spends over N1trn in war against terror

Nigeria spends over N1trn in war against terror

The Federal Government may have spent well over N1 trillion in the fight against the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country since 2009, BusinessDay checks have revealed.   The latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research [...]

August 23, 2013 Finance
The vehicle, dubbed the Terrafugia Transition

The Flying Car Makes First Public Flight

A flying car developed by Massachusetts-based aerospace manufacturer Chas G. Allen has made its first public flight, dazzling a Wisconsin crowd by soaring through the air for roughly 20 minutes.   The vehicle, dubbed the Terrafugia Transition, is part sedan, [...]

August 22, 2013 General
by Modupe George

Still on authorised part-time programmes in Nigerian universities

by  Modupe George   The National University Commission (NUC) has stated clearly that it would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on any university which violates any of the stipulated guidelines on part-time and sandwich programmes in Nigerian universities. In [...]

August 22, 2013 General
Gov Suntai to arrive Nigeria August 25 —Wife

Gov Suntai to arrive Nigeria August 25 —Wife

GOVERNOR Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State is expected to depart the Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Home located in New York for Nigeria on August 25, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.   The governor’s wife, Hauwa Danbaba [...]

August 22, 2013 General
U.S. urges more integrated security training for Nigerian military

U.S. urges more integrated security training for Nigerian military

THE ninth United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) concluded with a resolve that Nigeria should provide more security training to the military and other government services.   In a United States (U.S.) Embassy statement in Abuja yesterday, the Under Secretary of [...]

August 22, 2013 Military
Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked and killed two officers at a police station in Gwoza town, Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile north-east region. Security sources however say that the sect members lost seven of its members in the attack. A senior police officer who confirmed the attack and killings, but asked not to be named adds that suspected boko haram members opened fire on policemen at the Gwoza police station at about 8 a.m. yesterday. Gwoza is about 135 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where boko haram was formed. Security officials believe the sect has camps in Gwoza, where 11 soldiers on an anti-insurgency operation were killed in June.

Boko Haram Attacks Police Station In Borno, Kills 2 Officers

Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked and killed two officers at a police station in Gwoza town, Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile north-east region.   Security sources however say that the sect members lost seven of its members in the [...]

August 22, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
korodu Killing - Five Policemen Arrested, Another Protester Shot Dead

Ikorodu Killing – Five Policemen Arrested, Another Protester Shot Dead

Lagos — Commercial activities were paralyzed for the better part of Wednesday in Ikorodu area of Lagos, as commercial motorcyclists took to the streets in continued protest of the death of one of them, Tuesday, by a policeman attached to [...]

August 22, 2013 Incidents
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8 Members Of PDP Abia Chapter, Die In Auto Crash

Eight members of Peoples Democratic Party, Abia state chapter have been confirmed dead and six critically injured as a result of ghastly auto crash along Anambra-Enugu highway.   The men were returning from the Anambra state ward congress, where they [...]

August 22, 2013 Incidents
Nigeria - Highest Exporter of Human Eggs, Embryos

Nigeria – Highest Exporter of Human Eggs, Embryos

Chairman of African Anti-abortion Coalition, Dr Philip Njemanze, has said Nigeria remained the highest exporter of human eggs and embryos.   Dr Njemanze, who is also the chairman in Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria in Imo [...]

August 21, 2013 Health issues
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Daddy Tips: 9 Great Ways to Bond with Your Baby

To the mother, bonding with her baby is natural, instantaneous even, having carried the child in her belly for nine months. While the expectation is that it would be the same for dads, this may not necessarily be true.   [...]

August 20, 2013 General
ArentThese Women Inspiring

Aren’t These Women Inspiring?! – PHOTONEWS

Mrs. Ebimire Torru, 50. She has seven kids and serves as traditional midwife in her community. Mrs. Torru is amongst the adults attending classes from a Niger Delta-based NGO, Family Re-orientation Education and Empowerment. The NGO is headquartered in Opokuma [...]

August 20, 2013 Education
istorius Seeks Settlement with Victim's Family

Pistorius Seeks Settlement with Victim’s Family

Talks are under way between lawyers for South African track star Oscar Pistorius and the family of his slain girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp family attorney Petrus de Bruyn confirmed Tuesday that discussions had been taking place but he declined to [...]

August 20, 2013 Africa
Strike Continues As Meeting Held Between FG And Lecturers Ends In Deadlock

ASUU: Strike Continues As Meeting Held Between FG And Lecturers Ends In Deadlock

The Monday meeting between striking university lecturers and the federal government ended without a resolution of the crisis.   The meeting, which held at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, was attended by the Minister [...]

August 20, 2013 Education
Nigerian Athletes Deserve Much More, Says Ngerem

Nigerian Athletes Deserve Much More, Says Ngerem

Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Dan Ngerem has declared that it was time Nigerian sports authority end their rhetoric and help the country’s athletes to maximise their potentials.   Ngerem was speaking against the background of the chequered performances [...]

August 19, 2013 Sports
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TRAGIC: Five Perish, Six Badly Injured in Katsina Auto-crash

At least five people perished and six others seriously injured in a deadly vehicles accident in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State on August 18, 2013, Sunday.   Habu Dauda, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps [...]

August 19, 2013 Incidents
Current GDP Structure Needs To Be Updated

Current GDP Structure Needs To Be Updated – Statistician General of Nigeria – VIDEO

The Statistician General of the Federation and Director General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Yemi Kale, has said that the current structure of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) needs to be updated. He said it today at [...]

August 19, 2013 Business