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Egypt army deployed amid Cairo tension

Egypt army deployed amid Cairo tension

The Egyptian military has moved into key sites in Cairo hours after its ultimatum passed for President Mohammed Morsi to resolve a political crisis. Tens of thousands of pro- and anti-Morsi protesters have gathered in areas of the capital, as [...]

July 3, 2013 Africa
Fire Guts Visafone Office

Fire Guts Visafone Office In Lagos (Photo)

Hell seemed let lose, Tuesday at Saka Tinubu, Victoria Island, Lagos, when fire broke out at the national sales office of Visafone Communications Limited. No life was lost, recharge cards and equipment, said to be worth millions of naira, were [...]

July 3, 2013 Incidents

Price Of Cooking Gas Rises by 16.6 Percent

The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) has risen by about 16.6 per cent at most retail outlets in Lagos and Ogun State, sequel to the face-off between the major supplier of the product in the country, Nigerian NLG [...]

July 3, 2013 Oil & Gas
The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

VIDEO: Why We Went on Strike – ASUU President

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasir Issa-Fagee explained that the union went on the indefinite strike on Monday because the Federal Government has implemented only two of the nine issues agreed on since 2009. He said that [...]

July 3, 2013 Education

Fifa Makes Changes To Offside Rule

If you thought the managerial merry-go-round and potential big-money player arrivals made the new Premier League season interesting enough, there’s yet more intrigue afoot: FIFA have amended the offside rule! The tweak by the governing body comes into effect on [...]

July 3, 2013 Sports
Increased Marital Challenges Are Causing More Women Mental Depression

Increased Marital Challenges Are Causing More Women Mental Depression – Psychiatrist

More women are falling into mental depression due to increased marital challenges, Biodun Idowu, a psychiatrist at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Osogbo said on Saturday. Idowu made the assertion while speaking in Osogbo. He said there [...]

July 3, 2013 Health issues

Nigeria To Recruit More Graduates Into Police- Minister

The Police Affairs Minister, Caleb Olubolade said on Tuesday that to combat the recent challenges of insecurity, terrorism, and kidnapping in the country, the Nigeria Police is set to be professionalized. Mr. Olubolade, who stated this while presenting the ministry’s [...]

July 3, 2013 General
Tears as Ibadan Traders Receive Corpses of 10 Colleagues

Tears as Ibadan Traders Receive Corpses of 10 Colleagues Killed by Boko Haram.

Scores of people wept in Ibadan on Tuesday as the corpses of ten Bodija Market traders arrived the city around 2.30 p.m.   The traders are believed to have been killed by members of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, [...]

July 2, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

ASUU Strike Gains Ground In Lagos

Academic activities at the University of Lagos were grounded on Tuesday in compliance with the national strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday.   The  ASUU, under the leadership of the National President, Dr Isa [...]

July 2, 2013 Education
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13 Million Nigerians Suffer From Hunger- Agriculture Minister

The Nigerian Government has announced plans to expand the use of bio-fortified crops, such as pro-vitamin `A’ cassava and orange-flesh sweet potato to address the hunger situation being faced by some 13 million people. Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural [...]

July 2, 2013 Agriculture
Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce

Volume Of Nigeria-UK Trade May Hit £8bn By 2014 – Official

Former President of the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Chukwuemeka Awagu, said that the amount of trade between both nations could reach 8 billion pounds by 2014. “Available data indicate that the trade volume between the two countries stood at [...]

July 2, 2013 Business
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Edward Snowden’s asylum options narrow

A growing number of countries have rejected the asylum requests of fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, as he attempts to avoid extradition to the US. Seven European states including Spain said asylum applicants had to be on their soil. India [...]

July 2, 2013 Uncategorized
NNPC Advises Against Buying And Hoarding Of Petroleum Products

NNPC Advises Against Buying And Hoarding Of Petroleum Products

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured of adequate stock of petroleum products in the wake of strike by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). The assurance is contained in a statement issued in Abuja [...]

July 2, 2013 Oil & Gas
SEC set to release rules for NSE demutualisation

SEC set to release rules for NSE demutualisation

The long-awaited plans to demutualise the Nigerian Stock Exchange was given a boost on Monday, as the Securities and Exchange Commission said it would be coming out with rules governing it in the next few weeks. The Chairman, SEC Board, [...]

July 2, 2013 Finance

FG May Scrap BPE, NAPEP, NEPC, 217 Other Agencies

Former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsanye   •To merge EFCC, ICPC •Retains NYSC, NEMA, FRSC •Presidency: No decision made on parastatals yet Kunle Aderinokun in Lagos and Muhammad Bello in Abuja The federal government [...]

July 2, 2013 Government and politics

SIM registration: NCC threatens to sanction defaulting operators BY EVEREST AMAEFULE

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that any digital mobile operators that fail to disconnect unregistered subscribers will face sanctions from the regulatory agency. In a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Monday, the Director of Public Affairs, [...]

July 2, 2013 Telecomms

Lagos fiscal mgt surpasses FG’s as tax tops 75% of revenue BY : PATRICK ATUANYA

The Federal Government may have lessons to learn from Lagos, as the state’s 2012 internally generated revenue (IGR) from taxes touched the 75 percent mark, in stark contrast to the Federal Government which gets only 20 percent of its budget [...]

July 2, 2013 Government and politics
World Bank Approves $300 Million for Nigerian Farmers

World Bank Approves $300 Million for Nigerian Farmers By Maram Mazen

The World Bank said it approved credit facilities of $300 million for Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, to boost farming output and food security. A $200 million loan will go to small-holder farmers organized in clusters in six of the country’s 36 states [...]

July 2, 2013 Agriculture
Dangote on Nigerias Challenges

The Nation’s Challenges Would Soon Be Over – Dangote

President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has predicted Nigeria’s economic revival, stating that the current challenges the country face, would soon be a thing of the past. He appealed to Nigerians to contribute their own quota – by doing what [...]

July 1, 2013 Business
Governor Babatunde Fashola switched on the lights of the 6km Carter Bridge, the oldest bridge in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Sunday.

Fashola Lights Up Carter Bridge

Governor Babatunde Fashola switched on the lights of the 6km Carter Bridge, the oldest bridge in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Sunday. The street lights were officially switched on the bridge last night, revealing the beauty of the area at night. Carter [...]

July 1, 2013 Transportation
The president’s goal is to double access to electricity

Obama Unveils Plan to Boost Electric Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

President Barack Obama, putting his mark on U.S. aid to Africa, announced a plan to boost access to electric power in the sub-Sahara and said America stands to benefit if the continent reaches its full economic potential. Obama unveiled the $7 billion [...]

July 1, 2013 Africa

Panic In A Delta Community Over Suspected Ritualists

Alisimie community in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State are in fear over alleged presence of suspected ritualists in the community. Two of the suspected ritualists were allegedly spotted in one of the villages (Ahima) and again [...]

July 1, 2013 Incidents
Obama Warns Africa's 'Tyrant' Leaders

Obama Warns Africa’s ‘Tyrant’ Leaders

Cape Town — US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Africa could only fulfil its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves. In a strident call for democratic change and good governance, Obama used [...]

July 1, 2013 Africa

Sen Pius Ewherido Is Dead

The Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Pius Ewherido has died. The senator reportedly fell down three days ago and collapsed at his Abuja home and had been hospitalized at the National Hospital Abuja in [...]

June 30, 2013 Incidents

NDLEA Probes Drug Barons For Boko Haram Links

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has begun investigating the finances of drug barons for possible links with the Boko Haram sect and other terror groups operating in northern Nigeria. NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said that [...]

June 30, 2013 Crime

Another Wizard: Nigerian Student Graduates With 5.0 CGPA In Russian University

A Nigerian student Victor Olalusi has emerged the best graduating student with a grade point of 5.0 in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at the Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow. According to his friends, Olalusi previously had the best [...]

June 30, 2013 Education

Gunmen Kidnap Three NYSC Members

The Rivers Police Command on Saturday in Port Harcourt confirmed the abduction of three members of the NYSC serving with Abua/Odual local government council of the state. Mrs Angela Agabe, the command’s Public Relations Officer, told reporters that two male [...]

June 30, 2013 Incidents
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Many Graduates Don’t Have Business Skills — Accenture Boss

Chief Executive Officer, Accenture Nigeria, Mr. Niyi Yusuf, talks about the Nigerian business environment and the economy. He spoke with ADEMOLA ALAWIYE How will you describe doing business in Nigeria? Doing business in Nigeria has been tough. Nigeria is a [...]

June 30, 2013 Business
Folashde Tinubu Ojo

“Why We Chose Tinubu’s Daughter As Iyaloja”

The Secretary-General of Lagos Markets, Deacon Lanre Ajayi, has  put to rest the controversy that trailed the emergence of Mrs Folashde Tinubu-Ojo as the new Iyaloja of Lagos, saying she fulfilled what was stated in the constitution. Speaking with Saturday [...]

June 29, 2013 Government and politics
News: Obama hails Mandela 'inspiration' in South Africa visit

Obama Hails Mandela ‘Inspiration’ In South Africa Visit

US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as “an inspiration to the world”, during his visit to South Africa. He was speaking in the executive capital, Pretoria, after talks with President Jacob Zuma. Mr Mandela, South Africa’s first black [...]

June 29, 2013 Africa