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Nation 
16 April 2014

When will these bombings end?

Monday’s Nyanya bombing appears to be a sad return of the activities of terrorists to the Nation’s Capital

The incident is coming after government promised to have sanitized and isolated the Federal Capital territory from bombings, which is ravaging the Northeastern part of the country. One of the eyewitnesses said, “We are crying, we don’t know what t...

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Literary icon, Professor Wole Soyinka says, the major problem confronting Nigeria is the failure to address the issue of Boko Haram.

He stated this while speaking at a colloquium in Osogbo, southwest Nigeria. The professor of literature explained that the problem bedeviling the country is non-partisan but that of security and ther...


There have been many target dates for uninterrupted power supply the electricity sector but most of them have never been...

The current state of near-darkness experienced in many cities around the country has left Nigerians clamouring for urgent solutions to the electricity problems....
17 April 2014
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Wednesday is usually a market day at the Nyanya market in the Federal Capital Territory.

The popular Nyanya Wednesday market which is adjacent to the scene of Monday’s bomb explosion that claimed the lives of many was a shadow of itself on Wed...
17 April 2014
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Stakeholders in Uyo Senatorial district of Akwa Ibom state have re-affirmed their earlier decision that the governorship...

The stakeholders came out with this decision in a communiqué in Uyo after a meeting and urged the public to discountenance any other group canvassing a c...
17 April 2014
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Ukraine to clamp down on separatists

The U.S. President urges his Russian counterpart to use his influence to make separatists ... continue reading

Indian party leader expresses sympathy for three men who gang-raped student to death

The mother of a student who was fatally gang-raped on a bus has strongly criticized a seni... continue reading

Omagh bombing suspect Seamus Daly remanded in custody

A man accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bombing in Ireland has been remande... continue reading

British PM, David Cameron speaks about his Christian faith

British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of the "peace" and "guidance" he finds in ... continue reading

Pope Francis apologises for abuses done to children by clergy

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "evil" damage to children caused by sexual ... continue reading

China coach accident

Eight pupils died and 30 others were injured after a coach plunged down a roadside gutter ... continue reading

Voting begins in India

As third phase of India’s general election kicked off on Thursday, prominent politic... continue reading

Ukraine crisis latest

Ukraine has accused Russia of stirring up unrest where separatists are holding buildings i... continue reading

Human traffickers in Argentina receive sentence

An Argentine court has sentenced nine people who were previously acquitted in a human traf... continue reading

USA school stabbing suspect named

Sixteen-year-old sophomore student Alexhribal has been named as suspect in the stabbing sp... continue reading

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Britain names Steve Cram as its advisor ahead of 2016 Olympics

The British athletics endurance programme has named former world champion Steve Cram as it... continue reading

Flying eagles to face Supreme Court FC in warm up friendly

Nigeria’s national under-20 team will continue their build up to the 2015 Africa You... continue reading

Bayelsa United pip Nembe City in Niger Delta derby

Two goals by Ebimobowei Peter was all Bayelsa United needed to edge rivals NembeCity in th... continue reading

Shaibu Amodu advises Nigerian coaches to get CAF licensing

Nigerian coaches have been advised to take advantage of the coaching course for obtaining ... continue reading

Nigerian football referees advised to be updated

Nigerian football referees have been advised to keep updating their knowledge of the game,... continue reading

Chiney Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick

Nigerian born college basketball player, Chineye Ogwumike, has been drafted to the women&r... continue reading

Nigeria Basketball league: Kano Pillars maintain unbeaten run

Nigeria/Dstv Premier Basketball men’s league champions, Kano Pillars have remained u... continue reading

London Marathon results 2014: Wilson Kipsang wins; Mo Farrah finishes 8th

World record holder, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a new course record of two hours, four mi... continue reading

Mourinho fined by FA

Chelsea’s coach Jose Mourinho has been fined £8000 and warned by the English F... continue reading

Lord Coe to vie for IAAF presidency next year

Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF, Lord Coe, ... continue reading

The need to fully understand the causes of building collapse to prevent its recurrence was the focal point at the second...

The dialogue also harped on the need for government to come up with building codes that will eliminate quackery. The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN as part of its effort to stem the tide of building collapse in Nigeria commenced i...
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The Nigeria Police says it has evidence that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of Monday’s Abuja bus sta...

Assistant Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba disclosed this at the FCT Police Command. He said, “I am not aware of any arrest yet, but links, yes. There are evidences that we hope will link us to those responsible for this crime. I may not need ...
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Following Monday’s reported abduction of no fewer than 200 girls from a secondary school by suspected Boko Haram i...

National moderator of CSACEFA, Tochukwu Okafor wants the government to do everything possible to ensure the girls are rescued and returned safely to their families. The group is deeply worried about the level of violence and insecurity in the country and pain...
17 April 2014
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The federal government has declared Friday 18 and Monday 21, 2014 as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter ...

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government enjoined all the Christian faithfuls and Nigerians in general to support, co-operate and join hands with the government in its sustained efforts to build a peacef...
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The Nigerian senate has warned staff of the privatized Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN against sharp practices wh...

The warning came during an oversight visit by its committee on power to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and some transmitting stations in the federal capital territory. After the privatization of the Power Holding Sector expectations were high assu...
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