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Hope for Nigeria

Tropical Cyclone batters La Reunion

Tropical Cyclone BeJisa, spent the last few days of 2013 tracking across the southern Indian Ocean, heading in the general direction of Madagascar. At one stage the storm packed winds of 200kph with gusts approaching 250kph, making it the equivalent [...]

January 6, 2014 International

Thousands stranded in ‘train hotels’

About 2,300 people rested in Shinkansen “train hotels” Saturday morning as a result of a Tokyo fire that suspended services on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line for hours. The Metropolitan Police Department and the Tokyo Fire Department began an on-site inspection [...]

January 6, 2014 International
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Nigeria will overcome, Jonathan says

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Nigeria will overcome the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Area1, Abuja, where he participated in the first Sunday Service of the year, the president said his administration [...]

January 6, 2014 Government and politics

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to Allow Travel on Single Visa

Rwanda and Uganda. The visa will be valid for 90 days and can be obtained from the country with point of entry of traveler. High number of tourists arrive to these countries from UK, UK and Germany. The decision will [...]

January 6, 2014 Africa, General

‘Death threat’ delays Tunisia constitution debate

Tunis — Debate on Tunisia’s new constitution was suspended for several hours Sunday after a deputy claimed he had received death threats because a colleague accused him of being an “enemy of Islam”. The upshot of the raucous proceedings was [...]

January 6, 2014 General

African migrants protest, push for asylum in Israel

Thousands of African migrants cram into Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, calling for a labor strike. Their chants fill the air, summing up their message: “We need asylum.” Activists estimate more than 50,000 migrants work illegally in low-paying jobs [...]

January 6, 2014 Africa

Gimme a smile: Perfect New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year! A new year, a fresh start — time to make those New Year’s resolutions. The whole concept of New Year’s resolutions, like the advertising industry, is predicated on the notion that you want more out of life. [...]

January 5, 2014 General

Frenchman jumps nine floors with son

A man in eastern France has jumped out of the window of his ninth-floor flat with his three-year-old son after torching the child’s mother, police say. The tragedy occurred on Friday in Chenove near the Burgundy city of Dijon. The 25-year-old [...]

January 5, 2014 General

US family protects 10 orphans in S. Sudan camp

MALAKAL, South Sudan — The eyes of the American parents living at a United Nations camp alongside thousands of South Sudanese refugees fill with tears as they describe their options: Remain and risk another rebel assault or fly to safety, [...]

January 5, 2014 General

UN expects severe humanitarian crises in 2014

New York – UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday that the United Nations enters 2014 facing “severe humanitarian crises” with ongoing conflicts affecting millions of people around the world. Amos, a UN undersecretary general, told reporters in New [...]

January 5, 2014 General

Sailor survives shark attack

An Indonesian sailor has been rescued despite suffering a shark attack but four other crewmen are missing after their Taiwanese fishing boat apparently caught fire in the East China Sea, officials said Sunday. Taiwan’s coastguard said they were informed by [...]

January 5, 2014 General

2014, A year of promise – Amaechi

My beloved People of Rivers State, Introduction On behalf of the administration, which your mandate placed in charge of the affairs of our state, I extend to you our best wishes for a happy and fulfilling New Year. As the [...]

January 4, 2014 General


Dear Deltans, As we celebrate another Christmas, we thank God for all His mercies towards us as individuals and as a State. 2. The significance of Christmas is that it reminds us of the birth of Jesus Christ, who came [...]

January 4, 2014 General

New Year message: Believe in Nigerian project – Fashola tells citizens

Lagos State Gov. Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday urged Nigerians to believe in Nigeria and the Nigerian project. “That hope, dreams and expectations must not be lost, we must resolve this New Year to return to ourselves and give impetus to [...]

January 4, 2014 General

New Year Message: Gov Dickson Assures Bayelsans of Increased Pace of Development, Peace And Prosperity in 2014

As Bayelsans join the rest of the country and the world to celebrate the New Year, Governor Seriake Dickson has assured the people of the State that his Restoration Government would engender more development, peace and prosperity for the citizenry. [...]

January 4, 2014 General

Chime Preaches Peace, Unity

As the entire globe including Nigeria, celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ,  Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the season to renew their commitment to the promotion of the values of [...]

January 4, 2014 General

Imoke salutes and sues for tolerance

Cross River State governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has enjoined Christians to reflect on the significance of Christmas brought about by the birth of Jesus Christ and its redemptive hope to mankind. In a goodwill message by his Chief Press Secretary, [...]

January 4, 2014 General

Suswam: Imbibe Spirit of Love

Benue State Governor, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, has called on Christians in the state to use the Christmas season to live in peace and harmony, attributing the peaceful atmosphere in the state to the cordial relationship existing amongst the residents. A [...]

January 4, 2014 General
Kayode Fayemi

2014: Fayemi Urges Prayers For Nigeria At 100, Ekiti Guber Poll

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has called on Nigerians to reflect on developmental challenges of the country and pray for its greatness as the nation marks its centenary anniversary this new year, 2014.  Governor Fayemi, who stated this in [...]

January 3, 2014 General

2014: Mimiko tasks Ondo workers to be more hardworking

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko today charged workers in the state to work harder and devise means of generating more revenue to enable government sustain its numerous social services. The Governor, who gave the advice during the Ondo State [...]

January 3, 2014 General

NEW YEAR 2014: Governor Oshiomhole Addresses Edo State

A New Year message from Edo State Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole.  In the address, signed by his Chief Press Secretary Peter Okhiria, the Governor described the outgoing year as a successful one for the state, and encouraged his fellow countrymen to look forward to [...]

January 3, 2014 General

Emulate Jesus On Peace, Unity – Yuguda

Bauchi — Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has called for peaceful coexistence among people of his state. He said yesterday in a good will message to mark the Christmas that mutual understanding and peaceful coexis-tence has become very necessary [...]

January 3, 2014 General
Gorvernor Peter Obi

New Year Speech By Governor Peter Obi

The Governor Elect of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has described the New Year as a year of Healing and Reconciliation for all Anambrarians across the world. In a New Year Message titled A Year of Healing and Reconciliation, the [...]

January 2, 2014 Government and politics
Godswill Akpabio

Message To Akwa Ibomite State – Gov. Godswill Akpabio – 25 Dec 2013

My wife, Ekaette Unoma Godswill Akpabio, and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes for a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all residents of our dear state, Akwa Ibom State. We recognize the sense of love, [...]

January 2, 2014 General
Theodore Orji

New Year speech to Abia State – Theodore Orji

MY GOOD PEOPLE OF ABIA STATE! I have the pleasure to usher-in the year 2014 and to wish all Abians ‘a very happy and prosperous new year. The year 2014 is our year of hope and great expectations, when our [...]

January 1, 2014 General
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s New Year’s Message

Dear Compatriots, I greet and felicitate with you all as we enter the year 2014 which promises to be a momentous one for our country for several reasons, including the fact that it is also the year of our great [...]

January 1, 2014 Government and politics
New Year Prayer

Happy New Year Prayer 2014

God Thank You for allowing me to live to see another day, another New Year. With all that is within me I say, Thank You Lord Jesus. I praise You. I bless Your Holy name. You are the reason that [...]

December 31, 2013 General
Covenant University

Nigeria’s Best Performing Higher Institution – 2013

The Centre for Democratic Governance in Africa has proclaimed Covenant University as Nigeria’s Best Performing Higher Institution for the year 2013. The Chairman of the Centre, Dafe Okpocha, who spoke at the award ceremony, said the university’s emulation of good [...]

December 30, 2013 Education
Edo State Govt

Greed Of A Father And An Agent, Iheanacho

Our elders say that a dog destined to die ignores the whistle of the hunter while a hunter that chases two games at the same time may end up not catching any.   That is the true position of Golden [...]

December 29, 2013 General
Okogie and Okotie

Okogie Flays Okotie’s Attack On Catholics

A retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has warned the Pastor of the Household of God Church International, Chris Okotie, against talking out of ignorance or else he will be digraced.   The cardinal was reacting to the [...]

December 29, 2013 Religion