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Six killed as Lagos youths clash during match

No fewer than six youths were killed, while others sustained injuries after youths clashed during a football match at the Ajah area of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State. [viralpullquote ]No fewer than six youths were killed, while others sustained injuries [...]

May 27, 2013 Sports
global shipping

‘Global container trade to increase by 5.7 % in 2014’

UNITED Kingdom-based shipping consultant, Drewry Maritime, has predicted that the global container trade will increase by 4.7 per cent in 2013 and 5.7 per cent  in 2014, reaching 684 million teu by the end of 2014. [viralpullquote font_size=”17″ ]UNITED Kingdom-based shipping consultant, [...]

May 27, 2013 Uncategorized

Turkey Behind Syrian Crisis –Envoy

In this interview the Charge D’ Affaires of the Republic of Syria, Dr. Abdul-Hamid Salloum, explains the relationship between Nigeria and his country, and the current crisis in Syria What is the level of bilateral relations between Nigeria and your [...]

May 27, 2013 What the papers say
downs syndrome

Down’s Syndrome ‘Linked To Brain Protein Loss’

A lack of a protein in Down’s syndrome brains could be the cause of learning and memory problems, says a US study. Writing in Nature Medicine, Californian researchers found that the extra copy of chromosome 21 in people with the [...]

May 27, 2013 Health issues

Weekend’s Nationwide Power Outage Explained

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) apologised for the nationwide power outage which occurred on Friday, 24th May, 2013, as a result of the collapse of the transmission grid. [viralpullquote font_size=”24″ ]The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) apologised for the [...]

May 27, 2013 Power

State Of Emergency: We ‘ve Taken Over All Boko Haram Camps – Defence HQ.

As the military continued its quest to dislodge the Boko Haram terrorists from the north eastern part of the country, the Defence Headquarters Friday said that soldiers have taken over all the camps where the insurgents operated from in Northern [...]

May 25, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
arik air

NDLEA Vows To Punish Arik Over Crew Members Arrested In U.K. For Drug Trafficking

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said it would punish Nigeria’s largest independent airline, Arik Air, over the arrest of an Arik staff for cocaine trafficking in the U.K. Two female aircrew members of Arik who flew in [...]

May 24, 2013 Transportation

Achebe: A Man Ahead Of His Generation – Prof Nnaji

Prof. Chinua Achebe had left the University of Massachusetts about a decade before I joined the same university in 1983 as Professor and Director of the Automation and Robotics Laboratory. At the time, Achebe’s reputation was still looming large at [...]

May 24, 2013 Literature

Femi Fani-Kayode: Woolwich Killing Conspiracy Theories – More Questions Than Answers

Some things just don’t add up when it comes to the Woolwich killing. There are certainly more questions than answers. Let us examine the facts. An off-duty British soldier by the name of Lee Rigby was walking down the street [...]

May 24, 2013 Uncategorized

I Will Personally End Importation Of Fuel In Nigeria – Dangote

Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote yesterday promised to end fuel importation in Nigeria in four years when his proposed refinery comes on stream. Work would commence later in the year on the proposed 400,000 [...]

May 24, 2013 Business

African Union Endorses Nigeria For UN Security Seat

The 23rd Ordinary Session of AU Executive Council, on Thursday night in Addis Ababa, unanimously endorsed Nigeria’s candidature for a UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat in 2014. Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbega Ashiru confirmed Nigeria’s endorsement by the council [...]

May 24, 2013 Africa

VIDEO: Police Arrest Couple For Child Theft In Lagos

There seems to be no end to the menace of child theft and selling in Nigeria as a new couple have been arrested for stealing children belonging to the neighbours in Ajangbadi area of Lagos. [viralpullquote ]There seems to be [...]

May 24, 2013 Video
Life Saving Face Transplant

Doctors Carry Out World’s First Life-Saving Face Transplant

Polish doctors have carried out the world’s first life-saving face transplant, weeks after a 33-year-old man was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident. [viralpullquote box_position=”right” ]Polish doctors have carried out the world’s first life-saving face transplant, weeks after [...]

May 23, 2013 Uncategorized

Exclusive: President Obama’s 1979 Prom Photos

From left: Greg Orme, Kelli Allman, Barack Obama and Megan Hughes at Allman’s parents’ house in Honolulu Tucked away in someone else’s shoe box of adolescent artifacts, there might be a picture of you in garish clothes, your arm around [...]

May 23, 2013 Uncategorized
Hope for Nigeria Online

Can South Africa Help Nigeria to Industrialise?

Johannesburg — The lack of economic diversification throughout sub-Saharan Africa means that despite South Africa’s pledges to help Nigeria make the automotive sector the West African nation’s flagship industrial target, it may be difficult to do so, experts say [viralpullquote [...]

May 23, 2013 Business
Edo State Governor,

Oshiomhole Urges Wealthy Individuals To Give Back To Society

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on wealthy individuals in the state to embark on projects that will give back to their communities of origin. The Governor said this while commissioning a block of eight classrooms in Evbobanosa [...]

May 23, 2013 General
Underwater Proposal While Scuba Diving

VIDEO: Underwater Proposal While Scuba Diving

Here’s a truly breathless marriage proposal.  Joseph House, 23, and his soon-to-be wife, Jessica Forbes, 21, were on vacation near Grand Cayman when he decided to pop the question on the seafloor. [viralpullquote ]Here’s a truly breathless marriage proposal.  Joseph [...]

May 23, 2013 General

No Reason To Panic Over Kenya – Keshi

Coach Stephen Keshi has told Nigerians not to panic as the Super Eagles prepare for crucial 2014 World Cup qualifying games and the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament – all taking place in a number of weeks.   A spate of [...]

May 23, 2013 General

Meet Nigeria And West Africa’s First Female Military Pilot

Blessing Liman – She was commissioned as a Combat Flying Officer alongside 126 others who finished the Direct Short Service Course 2010/2011 Cadets of the 325 Ground Training Group at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna. Present at the winging [...]

May 23, 2013 General
Ombatse Cheif Priest

Gov Al-Makura Ordered Police to Bring My Head – Ombatse Chief Priest.

The Chief Priest of the Ombatse cult group in Lakyo, Nasarawa South Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Ala Agu, on Wednesday said that security men that invaded the community were ordered by the state governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, to [...]

May 23, 2013 General
Buhari Asks Jonathan To Resign For Killing Boko Haram Members

Buhari Asks Jonathan To Resign For Killing Boko Haram Members

The defeated Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Maj Gen Mohammadu Buhari has requested President Goodluck Jonathan to resign from office for his inability to tackle the security challenges facing the country. “Jonathan should vacate and give [...]

May 23, 2013 General
Army Officers Arrested

Army Officers Arrested For Passing Secrets to Boko Haram.

Some men of the Nigerian Army In the Operation restore peace in the North East have been arrested by the Nigerian Army intelligence for divulging secrets to the Boko Haram sects. According to Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Azubuike [...]

May 23, 2013 General
Armed police called to the scene near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich shot and injured two alleged suspect

Woolwich attack: ‘Soldier’ wearing Help for Heroes t-shirt hacked to death in broad daylight

Armed police called to the scene near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich shot and injured two alleged suspect [viralpullquote ]Armed police called to the scene near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich shot and injured two alleged suspect[/viralpullquote] Woolwich [...]

May 22, 2013 General
Chinua Achebe

PHOTOS: Chinua Achebe’s Body Arrives Nigeria, Four Presidents, Archbishop Of Canterbury For Burial

Anambra State Government on Tuesday said four Heads of State and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Justin Welby, would be attending the burial of the literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe, at Ogidi. [viralpullquote background_color=”#eeee22″ font_size=”19″ ]Anambra State Government on [...]

May 22, 2013 General
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe addresses crowds gathered for the country's 33rd independence celebrations in Harare

Mugabe Signs Zimbabwe Constitution Into Law

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law on Wednesday, replacing a 33-year-old document forged in the dying days of British colonial rule and paving the way for elections later this year. [viralpullquote background_color=”#dd9933″ box_position=”right” ]Zimbabwe President Robert [...]

May 22, 2013 General
Despite State Of Emergency, Car Snatching Thrives In Maiduguri

Despite State Of Emergency, Car Snatching Thrives In Maiduguri

Car Snatching Thrives In Maiduguri – Despite the State of Emergency declared in Borno State, gunmen, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, have defied the heavy security presence in Maiduguri, to snatch cars from unsuspecting motorists. [viralpullquote box_position=”right” ]Car [...]

May 22, 2013 General

Ekwueme, Ciroma, Soyinka, Others To Feature At National Summit On Security

Session to work out political consensus on nation’s security challenges in Uyo.   Worried about growing insecurity and the emergency situation in the country, prominent Nigerians, including some current leaders of government are convening an emergency national summit to work [...]

May 22, 2013 General
Nigerian Telecoms

Why Nigeria Remains Best Telecom Investment Destination – Juwah

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr Eugene Juwah has declared that Nigeria had remained and would still remain telecom investment haven as long as Foreign and local investments into the booming telecommunications sector in Nigeria [...]

May 22, 2013 General

VIDEO: Watch Ramat’s Audition At The Glo XFactor In Abuja

Ramat’s performance was so hilarious that the judges could not hide their laughter and astonishment. MI was seen laughing all through, Reggie Rockstone tried a little while Onyeka Onwenu was definitely not impressed with her performance. A contestant in the [...]

May 22, 2013 General
Body Parts Dealers

Human Parts Available: Live human N40,000, Head N8,000, Private Parts 10,000

Emotions ran high, Tuesday, at Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, following startling revelations by suspected members of three syndicates, who specialised in selling human parts to herbalists and persons suspected to be clerics. [viralpullquote layout=”vs-quote-five-layout” box_position=”right” font_alignment=”center” ]Emotions ran high, [...]

May 21, 2013 General