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22 July 2014

Scientists Say Africa Is Yet To Utilise Technology Judiciously

Scientists from across Africa attending a two-day technology innovation conference in Abuja say development on the continent will remain a mirage if modern technology is not embarked on.

The scientists were also worried that most innovations by African scientists are still largely untapped. The new expert dialogue on science, technology and innovation got together professional from different fields of the sector across Africa to brainstorm on...

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As the nation’s polity heats up with accusations and counter-accusations across the nation between the nation’s top political parties, the political heat in Rivers State is assuming new dimensions.

AIT's Ajuri Ngelale, reports that the circulation of new allegations concerning an Abuja hospital made against a former governor of Rivers State may not be unconnected to the high-wire politics playin...


SFO To Investigate Alleged Price Rigging In A £3 Trillion Transaction

Traders of foreign exchange market may be in, for a turbulent season as the Serious Fraud ... continue reading

French Envoy Urges Nigeria To Invest Hugely In Agricultural And Industrial Sectors

The ambassador of France to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne Delabrile says the only tool to sus... continue reading

Emifiele Emerges WAMZ Chairman

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emiefele has been speaking on the need for... continue reading

EU Gives Nigeria N3.4b To Boost Power

The European Union and the German government have made a grant of N3.4 billion to support ... continue reading

Microsoft To Lay Off Close To 18000 Workers

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its... continue reading

BRICS Nations To Set Up $100 Billion Development Bank

The BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa Tuesday agree to create a $1... continue reading

FAAC Distributes N688.8b For The Month Of July

The Federation Account Allocation Committee has distributed the sum of N688.8b as statutor... continue reading

CBN Sets Deadline For Finance Companies To Raise Capital Base To N100m

The Central Bank Of Nigeria CBN has set September 30 2014 as deadline for finance companie... continue reading

Ministry Of Agriculture Uncovers Fertilizer Scam

Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has given clarification on w... continue reading

Applications For US Unemployment Benefits Fall To 304,000, Close To A 7-Year Low

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applic... continue reading

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Paramilitary Games Event Described As A Major Tool For Unity In The Country

Organizers of the paramilitary games in Nigeria have described sports as a major tool for ... continue reading

Nigeria To Feature In 7 Sports At The Commonwealth Games

When the 20th commonwealth games open in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23, team Nigeria will f... continue reading

Doctors Strike: Casualties Increase As Patients Desert Hospitals

A number of deaths have been recorded in public hospitals across the Federal Capital Terri... continue reading

Labour Unions Accuse NMA Of Not Being Sensitive To Plight Of People

As the ongoing nationwide doctors strike enters its fourth week, residents of Abeokuta, th... continue reading

Flight MH17 Crash: Ukraine Government Solicits Nigeria's Aid

The Ukrainian government is soliciting the assistance of Nigeria in bringing to book perpe... continue reading

CBN Challenges Ogun State Government To Reduce Its Financial Inclusion Index

Head coordinating office of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Joseph Attah has challenged ... continue reading

NHRC Kicks Against Federal High Court Ruling On Apo Killings

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the chairman of its governing council Chid... continue reading

Ban Ki Moon To Speak With BringBackOurGirls Campaigners

The attention of the world will be on Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Wednesday as the Un... continue reading

National Security Council Stops Registration And Deportation Of Non-Indigenes

The National Security Council has frowned at the practices of state governments who force ... continue reading

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Borno

A Nigeria Air Force Helicopter crashed this afternoon in Bama, Borno State continue reading

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We Wouldn't Concede Any Portion Of Nigeria To Terrorists - MAJ. GEN. Olukolade

Nigerian army says it will not concede any part of the country to the Boko Haram terrorist... continue reading

Insurgency: Boko Haram Mounts Tollgates On Borno Highways

Despite the northern and central Borno state under their control, Boko Haram have been mou... continue reading

Two Killed As Robbers Attack Aide To VP's Wife

Suspected armed robbers yesterday took control of the Kaduna-Abuja expressway and unleashe... continue reading

Boko Haram Takes Over Damboa, Hoists Flags, Targets Other Villages

Gunmen of the Boko Haram sect have now hoisted flags in Damboa after days of sustained att... continue reading

Lieutenant General Useni Escapes Assassination

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and a National Conference Delegate, Lt.... continue reading

Nasarawa Police Command Arrest 22 Over Impeachment Protest

The Nasarawa State Police command have arrest of 22 people who allegedly turned a peaceful... continue reading

Many Feared Dead As Boko Haram Attack Damboa, Borno State

Soldiers have reportedly deserted Damboa since the Boko Haram attack on security formation... continue reading

Proposed $1 Billion Loan Wouldn't Be Handed To FG - Mike Omeri

The National Information Centre Coordinator, Mr. Mike Omeri said that the proposed $1 bill... continue reading

Kebbi Police Command Recovers Stolen Medical Equipment Worth N20.8 million

Kebbi Police Command has recovered stolen medical equipment worth N20.8 million and arrest... continue reading

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Enugu House Of Assembly Commence Impeachment Proceeding Against Deputy Governor

The Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday, commenced impeachment proceedings against th... continue reading

$1 Billion Loan: Tinubu Accuses President Jonathan Of Lying To Nigerians

Ahmed Tinubu accuses President Jonathan of lying to Nigerians about a $1 billion loan he r... continue reading

Ebonyi State Speaker Impeached

18 out of the 24 members of the Assembly reportedly voted out the Speaker. The members lif... continue reading

I Will Never Withdraw My Memo – Nyako

Embattled former governor of Adamawa State Murtala Nyako has vowed never to withdraw the m... continue reading

10 Million People To Die From Tobacco Consumption By 2015 – CISLAC

The director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Mr Akinbode Oluwafemi has said ... continue reading

2015 Election: APC Threatened By Recent Political Development

The aspiration of the All Progressives’ Congress, APC, to dominate the Nigeria polit... continue reading

I’ve Returned Nyako’s Stolen Mandate, Umaru Fintiri Tells PDP

The acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, stormed the National Se... continue reading

Murtala Nyako On The Run – EFCC

After series of unsuccessful attempts to arrest impeached Adamawa State Governor, Murtala ... continue reading

3 Dead And 1 Injured As Nasarawa Impeachment Heats Up

Three people died while one person was wounded yesterday during clashes between Gwandara a... continue reading

Adamawa: Acting Governor Dissolves Nyako's Cabinet, Scraps SPPU

The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has ordered the scrapping of t... continue reading

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5,000 To Benefit From NDDC Free Healthcare Programme In Ondo

No fewer than five thousand people in the riverine area of Ondo State are to benefit from ... continue reading

Doctors' Strike: Patients In Port Harcourt Cry Out

As the nationwide strike embarked upon by Nigerian doctors enters its seventh day, some pa... continue reading

Doctors' Strike May End Very Soon As NMA, FG Sign MoU

There are indications making the round that the on-going nationwide strike embarked by mem... continue reading

Patients In Jos Want FG And Doctors To End Strike

As the strike by doctors enters the second day, its effect is already causing concern for ... continue reading

UN Seek To Calm West African Nations As Ebola Virus Spreads

The World Health Organization has confirmed 759 suspected cases of the haemorrhagic fever ... continue reading

NMA Strike: Doctors Shun Patients At National Hospital, Abuja

Health services have been grounded in hospitals across Nigeria following an indefinite str... continue reading

Nigerian Doctors Begins Nationwide Indefinite Strike Action

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, begin a nationwide industrial strike, following all... continue reading

NAFDAC Seals Up Over 400 Shops For Fake And Substandard Drugs

The National Agency For Food, Drugs Administration And Control, NAFDAC says it has sealed ... continue reading

Doctors Strike: Patients Bemoan Plight

As the three day warning strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doct... continue reading

DG Of NACA Says The End To HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Nigeria Is Close

The director general National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Professor John Alechen... continue reading

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Dunga Confirmed As New Brazil Coach

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing ... continue reading

Tiago Snubs Chelsea Signs New Deal with Atlético Madrid

The Portuguese midfielder Tiago Mendes has signed a new two-year deal with Atlético... continue reading

Real Madrid Is Most Valuable Sport Teams For 2014 - Forbes

Real Madrid has made it to the Champions League semifinals for four consecutive years and ... continue reading

Real Madrid Sign World Cup Star, James Rodiguez

Real Madrid have signed Colombian star James Rodriguez from Monaco in a £63million d... continue reading

Gerrard Retires From International Football

England captain, Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football. ... continue reading

FIFA Lifts Ban On Nigeria

The world football governing body, FIFA, has lifted the suspension imposed on Nigerian foo... continue reading

Michu Joins Napoli On A Season Long Loan From Swansea

Swansea forward Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan with an agreed option to mak... continue reading

Newcastle Have Signed Daryl Janmaat On A Six-Year Deal

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Dutch international full-back Daryl Janmaat... continue reading

Arsenal Sign Full-Back Mathieu Debuchy From Newcastle

Arsenal have signed defender Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United on a long-term contract... continue reading

QPR Signs Rio Ferdinard

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has signed for Queens Park Rangers on a Bosman free ... continue reading

Colleges Of Education In Lagos Suspend Strike

Campuses of Nigeria’s colleges of education returned to life on Monday as students r... continue reading

Ebenezer Obey Appointed Professor Emeritus At Olabisi Onabanjo University

A veteran Nigerian musician, Ebenezer Obey, has been appointed a Professor Emeritus at the... continue reading

ASUP Suspends Strike For 3 Months

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) said it suspended its labour action that had l... continue reading

UBEC Threatens To Prosecute Contractor For Substandard Building

The construction of school projects with substandard materials is giving the Secretary of ... continue reading

New Education Minister, Ibrahim Shekarau Meets With ASUP

The new minister of education, Ibrahim Shekarau has pleaded with striking polytechnic lect... continue reading

Newly Completed School Hall Due For Commissioning Collapses In Osun State

A newly completed hall built by the Osun State government inside Ejigbo High School in Eji... continue reading

Governor Oshiomhole Recalls Sacked Teachers

Edo state government has cancelled the planned competency test for teachers in the state a... continue reading

FG Committed To Improve Tertiary Education - President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan says the federal government will continue to support and encou... continue reading

COEASU Strike: Wike Calls On Union To Call It Off

The federal government on Monday inaugurated a technical committee to advise it on the mer... continue reading

Lecturers Drag UNIABUJA To Court Over VC Appointment

Some lecturers of the University of Abuja has dragged Universitu to the National Indu... continue reading

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Alexander Litvinenko Death: UK Announces Public Inquiry

A public inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko... continue reading

Delta Airlines Cancels All Israel Bound Flights Over Missile Fear

Delta Airlines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports tha... continue reading

Gaza Crisis: Death Toll Exceeds 500

The Palestinian death toll in the conflict between Hamas and Israel reached 548 on Monday ... continue reading

Suicide Bomber Kill 4 In Kabul

A suicide bomber has killed four foreign security guards in an attack at a compound in Kab... continue reading

Cameron Calls For An End To Female Genital Mutilation

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage shoul... continue reading

Yahoo Buys Flurry App Analytics Company

Yahoo has bought an app analytics firm, Flurry, a company which helps app developers analy... continue reading

Jakarta Governor Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his comm... continue reading

Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes List Of Highest Earning Actors

Robert Downey Jr has been named as Hollywood's highest-paid actor for the second year in a... continue reading

US Commits $47 Million To Help Alleviate The Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza

The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in G... continue reading

Israel Confirms Missing Soldier

The Israeli defence forces announced that the remains of one of its soldiers presumed to h... continue reading

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Actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus star in the set of a new Hollywood movie she's currently shooting in the US. 

The actress plays Doris, a lady whose generation were slaves from Nigeria. The movie is set in 1906 and is titled BoonVille Redemption. Movie according to Stephanie Okereke borders on forgiveness, truth, redemption, love & everyone was treated equally in t...
22 July 2014
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The federal capital territory judicial workers have joined the nation wide strike by judiciary staff union of Nigeria (J...

The strike, which was restricted to few states last week eventually, crept into the federal capital territory last Friday. A visit to some court premises on monday indicate that the atmosphere was calm and all judicial activities were put on hold, while those...
22 July 2014
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