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22 August 2014

Canada 2014: Bring Home The Trophy - President Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan heartily congratulated Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada.  

The President made this known in a press release from Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Ababti. The President applauded the Falconets' scintillating display which earned them a 6-2 victory in Wednesday’s semi-final encounter with North Korea ...

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has put the value of transactions done via Automated Teller Machines in the country at over N1.7tn as at June 2014, as it moved up from N1.3tn it was as at 2012.  

The number of ATMs across the country also increased from 10,727 in 2012 to 15,000 as at June 2014. The bank’s Director, Payment Systems, Mr. Dipo Fatokun made these disclosures known on Thursd...


National Productivity Day: FG Committed To Improved Living Conditions - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration will continue to work towards improvin... continue reading

Indigenous Firms Boosting Nigeria’s Production On Marginal Field

The contribution of indigenous firms to oil and gas production and reserves in Nigeria thr... continue reading

Applications For US Unemployment Benefits Falls

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market... continue reading

CBN Sells N70.6 Billion In Treasury Bills

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sold N70.64 billion ($435 million) in treasury bills of ... continue reading

Nigeria’s External Debt Rises To $9.38BN, Local Debt At N8.9 Trillion – DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO), on Tuesday, said Nigeria’s foreign debt rose 40 pe... continue reading

Nigeria’s Middle Class Jumps Six-Fold To 23M In 14 years – Standard Bank

Nigeria’s middle class jumped six-fold in 14 years as economic growth spiked between... continue reading

President Jonathan Re-appoints Roberts Orya As MD NEXIM

President Goodluck Jonathan has the re-appointment of Roberts Orya as the managing directo... continue reading

Twitter 'To Remove Photos Of Dead People'

Twitter says it will remove images and videos of dead people at the request of immediate f... continue reading

SAP SE To Invest $500 Million In Africa

SAP SE (Systems Applications Products Societas Europaea), a European multinational softwar... continue reading

Oil Subsidy Scam: EFCC Recovers N5bn From Fraudulent Marketers

Attempts by the federal government to go after culprits involved in the oil subsidy scam h... continue reading

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Ebola: Senegal Closes Its Border With Guinea

Senegal has closed its border with guinea because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, de... continue reading

FG Promises To Uphold National Productivity Policy - Emeka Wogu

In its desire to be among the twenty largest economies of the world by 2020, Nigeria has r... continue reading

Speech by Hon. Justice Kutigi, Chairman National Conference At The Submission Of 2014 National Conference Report

SPEECH BY HON. JUSTICE IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI, GCON, FNIALS, FCIArb, FNJI, (FORMER CHIEF JUSTI... continue reading

Embassy Official Say Nigerian Woman Who Died In UAE Tests Negative To Ebola

A 35-year-old Nigerian woman who died in Abu Dhabi on Aug. 15 after showing possible sympt... continue reading

Continuos Voters Registration: Abuja Residents Complain Of Misinformation

Inadequate voter education has again reared its ugly head as it is threatening the success... continue reading

2015 Election: There Would Be No Masked Security - Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said o... continue reading

Nigeria Police Force Appoints Emmanuel Ojukwu As New Spokesman

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, NPM, mni, has appointed DCP Emmanu... continue reading

David Mark Wades Into Doctors' Strike

Nigerian Senate President, David mark met with Nigerian doctors for the second time in les... continue reading

Doctors' Strike May Be Prolonged - SGF

Resolution to the seven-week old doctors’ strike may still be far off.  continue reading

Bayelsa Development Forum Condemn NEF's Ultimatum For Jonathan

The Northern Elders Forum’s ultimatum to President Goodluck Jonathan to produce the ... continue reading

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Four Killed As APC-PDP Supporters Clash In Nasarawa State

As the ongoing bickering between the Nasarawa State People Democratic Party (PDP)-controll... continue reading

Boko Haram Militants Seize Police Academy In Borno

Boko Haram Islamist militants have overrun Northern Nigeria’s riot police training a... continue reading

Three Senior Hamas Leaders Killed In Israeli Air Strike

Islamic militant group Hamas said three of its senior military leaders have been killed in... continue reading

Police Debunks Nyanya Bomb Scare

The Nigeria Police Force in a swift reaction to a supposed bomb scare in the early hours o... continue reading

Breaking: Panic In Nyanya Over Vehicle Suspected Ladened With Bombs

Serious pandemonium appeared to be happening presently in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja earlie... continue reading

U.S. Donates Bomb Detector Robots To The Nigeria Police Force

The United States of America on Wednesday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city donated h... continue reading

Missouri Shooting: Police Makes More Arrest

Police in Ferguson, Missouri say they have arrested 47 people during a mostly peaceful pro... continue reading

Breaking News: Police Arrest Boko Haram Suspect At NAMA Office In Lagos

The NAMA office in Lagos was almost hit by an attempt by a suspected Boko Haram member. ... continue reading

Armed Gang Attacks Saudi Prince's Convoy In Paris

Heavily armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250... continue reading

Boko Haram Abducts 100 Young Men In Borno

There were indications that members of the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, might have ... continue reading

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300,000 APC Members To Choose Presidential Candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will conduct a primary elec... continue reading

PDP NWC Fails To Consider Waiver For Ribadu And Others

The hopes of former EFCC chairman and former presidential candidate of the now defunct ACN... continue reading

Thai Junta Chief Named as New Thailand Prime Minister

Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha has been named the new prime minister of the Sou... continue reading

Marina Silva Chosen To Run For Brazilian Presidency

Brazil’s socialist party has named environmentalist Marina Silva the new presidentia... continue reading

Ekiti Debt Profile Worrisome — Fayose

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, and the state Commissioner for Information... continue reading

Adamawa Probe Panel For Nyako Commence Sitting

The probe panel set up by the acting governor of Adamawa state Alhaji Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri... continue reading

I Will Only Join The PDP If Satan Converts To Islam - El Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and chieftain of the All Progress... continue reading

Tinubu, Buhari, Akande, Others Make APC Board Of Trustees

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress has appointed at leas... continue reading

APC Warns Against Arrest Of Its Chairman In Borno, Urges DSS To Shun Partisanship - Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly warned against the plan by the DSS, actin... continue reading

Aspirants Jostle For PDP Adamawa Governorship Nomination

Just a day to the close of the sale of nomination forms for the impending governorship bye... continue reading

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Doctors Strike: Board Of Health Parastatals Sets Up Committee To Resolve Difference

Chairmen of boards of health parastatals in Nigeria on Wednesday held an emergency meeting... continue reading

Ebola: Lagos Records Five New Cases

The Lagos State government has announced that 5 new suspected cases of Ebola virus have be... continue reading

American Doctor With Ebola To Be Released From Hospital Today

An American doctor who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University ... continue reading

Patient Tested For Possible Ebola Exposure In California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure in Califo... continue reading

Lagos sets 2020 Date To Meet Water Demand Of Residents

The Lagos State government has set 2020 date to meet the water demand of the residents of ... continue reading

Ebola: Doctor Who Treated Nigeria's Index Case Dies

Another patient infected with the Ebola virus is said to have died on Tuesday evening in L... continue reading

17 Runaway Ebola Patients Found Says Liberian Information Minister

Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine centre in Monrovia... continue reading

Ebola: We Don't Have Enough ZMapp Drugs - U.S. Envoy Reveals

The American Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Monday said his country was not ye... continue reading

Ebola: Four More Persons Discharged - Health Minister

Four more people who had been undergoing treatment for the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease wer... continue reading

West Africa Ebola Toll Passes 1,200, Quarantine Victims To Get Food - WHO

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 death... continue reading

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Amantle Montsho Former 400m World Champion Banned

Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho faces a two year ban after her B sample drugs t... continue reading

NFF Electoral Committee Clears Umeh, Odegbami Insists On August 26 Election Date

The electoral committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has cleared two more candidates... continue reading

West Brom Sign Samaras On A Two-Year Deal

Georgios Samaras has signed for West Brom on a two-year contract. continue reading

Neymar Injury Blow For Barcelona

Barcelona star Neymar is set to miss his team's Sunday La Liga opener against Elche a... continue reading

Ángel Di María Asks For Transfer As Sami Khedira Also Rejects New Deal

Ángel Di María has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club and has rejec... continue reading

Oshoala Hits Four As Falconets Cruise To Final, Trashing DPR Korea 6-2

Asisat Oshoala scored four times as Nigeria reached the final with a thumping 6-... continue reading

Liverpool Opens Talks With AC Milan Over Balotelli

Liverpool have opened talks with AC Milan over a move for striker Mario Balotelli.  ... continue reading

Rojo Completes Five-Year United Deal

Manchester United have completed the signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo with ... continue reading

Edin Dzeko Signs New 4-Year Deal With Manchester City

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the Et... continue reading

NFF Shift Aug 26 Elections In Warri

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the August 26 date originally fixed for... continue reading

Breaking News: Ogun State Government Orders Attack On Protesting Students

Pandemonium broke out in the course of the protest being conducted by students across all ... continue reading

8 Year Old Nigerian Boy Comes 2nd In UK Child Genius Competition

Two Nigerians, 8-year-old Tudor Mendel-Idowu and his sister 11-year-old Hazelle Mendel-Ido... continue reading

Governor Amosun Slashes Tertiary Institutions Fees In Ogun State By 61 Per Cent

The Ogun state government yesterday announced the reduction of school fees in all tertiary... continue reading

WAEC Releases May/June 2014 Result

The West Africa Examination Council, WAEC has released its May/June 2014 West African Seni... continue reading

We Are Committed To Produce Quality Graduates - Al-Makura

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state says part of his administration’s objecti... continue reading

Fashola Reverts New LASU Fees, Restores Old Tuition

Lagos State Babatunde Fashola has cancel the new LASU fees, while ordering it to be return... continue reading

FG Launches Revised Basic Education Curriculum

The Nigerian government on Monday launched the revised basic education curriculum after as... continue reading

Scrabble Dictionary Adds 5,000 New Words Including 'Selfie' And 'Hashtag'

For the first time in nearly a decade, Scrabble players are going to have some new words o... continue reading

Unilorin Ranked 1st In Nigeria, 20th In Africa

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, ... continue reading

Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist have been announced by the administrators of the prize ... continue reading

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ISIS Is The Most Dangerous Group - US

The United State says the Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat it has fac... continue reading

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Invasion After Aid Convoy

A senior official in Kiev has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitaria... continue reading

More Than 30 Killed In Shi'ite Militia Attack In Iraq

At least 30 people were killed when a Shi'ite Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi ... continue reading

Bodies Of Flight MH17 Plane Crash Arrive Home

The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot dow... continue reading

Syria Death Toll Rises To More Than 191,000 Between March 2011 And April 2014 - UN

At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than doub... continue reading

Bus Crash Kill 38 in Egypt

 At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses cr... continue reading

Hamas 'Kills 11 Suspected Israeli Informers'

Hamas has killed 11 people suspected of being informers for Israel, a Gaza security offici... continue reading

Kent Brantly Cleared Of Ebola And Discharged From Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

Kent Brantly stands in front of media after being cleared of Ebola and discharged from Emo... continue reading

U.S. Launches Fresh Strikes Against IS Despite Threat

U.S aircraft have launched fresh strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in northern ... continue reading

India: Forensic Investigation Of Two Teenage Cousins Murdered Showed No Sexual Assault

A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang r... continue reading

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Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of f...

The country's public transportation, including the national rail system and Kuala Lumpur's monorail, paused during the minute of silence. From office workers to train drivers, many among the nation of 30 million observed a minute's silence as white hearses dr...
22 August 2014
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A computer programmer who filmed Fast & Furious 6 from the back of a cinema then uploaded it to the internet has bee...

The pirate copy of the film was downloaded 779,000 times, costing one of Hollywood's biggest film-makers almost £2.5m. Philip Danks, 25, from Walsall, West Midlands, was the first person in the world to record and distribute the film illegally after fil...
22 August 2014
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