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28 July 2014

Sylva’s Uncle Kidnapped At GunPoint In Bayelsa

Gunmen kidnapped an uncle of former Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva in the early hours of Monday.

Chief Benson Ayerite Adigio-Eseni, 86, was seized by the men armed with AK-47 rifles at his Okpoama residence in Brass LGA of Bayelsa state. An aide to Sylva said the gunmen came in a speedboat around 1am shooting into the air before whisking the man away. He ...

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Flights spokesman for Arik Air, Mr. Banji Ola, has announced that Arik Air will be suspending its operations to Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) effectively from July 28, 2014 until further notice.

Banji said, "We are taking this impor­tant step as a concerned cor­porate organisation bearing the interest of Nigerians at heart and this decision is a pre-cau­tionary measure aimed at sa...


Skye Bank Launches New Personalised Internet Banking

In its recent information technology upgrade bid, the management of Skye Bank Plc has intr... continue reading

FG To Facilitate Growth Of Domestic Trade - Aganga

The federal government has reiterated its commitment towards facilitating the growth and d... continue reading

BOI To Continue Partnering With NASME

The Bank of Industry has restated its commitment for continued partnership with the Nigeri... continue reading

CBN Signs N220bn MoU With State Governors On MSME

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has initiated a N220bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise... continue reading

US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 284,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level... continue reading

CBN Worried Over Inflation, Election Spending

The Central Bank of Nigeria has expressed concern that the possibility of increased govern... continue reading

Only One-Third Of Nigerians Are Poor - World Bank

The World Bank has released statistics on the poverty level in Nigeria to journalists in A... continue reading

Innoson Set to Roll Out N1.5m Cars For Nigerians

Innoson vehicle manufacturing company a subsidiary of Innoson group is set to introduce ca... continue reading

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

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FRSC Suspends Planned Enforcement of New Number Plate

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has not fixed a deadline for a nationwide enf... continue reading

David Mark Calls For An End To Terrorism

Senate President, David Mark has for the umpteenth time urged the perpetrators of terroris... continue reading

Terrorism: Stop The Blame Game - Cardinal Onaiyekan

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has exonerated itself from insinuations that they have... continue reading

Nigeria Is Capable Of Tackling Terrorism - Buhari

Former Nigerian head of state, general Muhammadu Buhari says the bomb blast targeted at hi... continue reading

Kaduna Bomb Blast: Victims Responding To Treatment

Victims of Kaduna bomb blast are receiving medical attention despite the nationwide strike... continue reading

NSCDC Parades Scammer Who Raked In N955m From Desperate Applicants

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday paraded a job racketeer k... continue reading

I Was The Target Of Kaduna Attack - Buhari

Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari says he narrowly escaped assassination atte... continue reading

Northeast Women Cry Out, Demand For Improved Security In The Region

Women from Borno and Adamawa states in north east Nigeria seized the attention of the 100 ... continue reading

Defence HQ Says The Technician Involved In MI-15 Crash Has Been Found Alive

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has released a statement on its website stating that the... continue reading

President Jonathan Appoints New FRSC Boss

Following the appointment of former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC,... continue reading

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Breaking News: Pandemonium In Kano As Another Bomb Rocks City

The Nigeria Police has confirmed via their twitter handle that a second explosion has rock... continue reading

Breaking News: Another Bomb Blast Hits Kano This Morning

Barely 24 hours after an explosion claimed five lives at a Catholic chuch in Sabon gari, K... continue reading

APC Calls For International Inquiry Into Attempted Assassination On Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an international inquiry into Wednesday... continue reading

Female Suicide Bomber Dies In Failed Attempt To Bomb University In Kano

The Nigeria police said a lone female suicide bomber died in an attempt to bomb, Northwest... continue reading

Police Investigative Team Meets Buhari On Kaduna Bombing

A four-man investigative team set up by the Inspector General of Police to investigate the... continue reading

Military Authority Declared Three Days Of Trekking For Residents Of Maiduguri

The military authority in Borno state has declared three days of trekking for residents of... continue reading

Death Toll Rises To 35 In Shi'ite and Soldiers Clash

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria known as the Shi’ites sect, Sheikh Ibr... continue reading

Nigerian Troops Arrest Kaduna Bomb Suspect Dressed As A Woman

Troops are holding a man suspected to be connected with the explosion targeted at General ... continue reading

Bomb Explosion Rocks Sabongari Area Of Kano

A blast has been reported in the Sabongari area of Kano city, but details of casualties ar... continue reading

24-Hour Curfew In Kaduna Lifted

The 24-hour curfew imposed yesterday in Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State, has been lift... continue reading

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INEC Has No Plans For Elections In Adamawa Before 2015 - Jega

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega says the comm... continue reading

Ekiti Assembly Approves 19 New LCDAs

Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the creation of 19 additional councils... continue reading

Iraq Elect Fouad Massoum As New President

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parl... continue reading

Nasarawa State House of Assembly Direct Chief Judge To Set Up Panel On Gov. Al-Mukura

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has directed the state Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, t... continue reading

Al-Makura Returns From Abuja To Nasarawa

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state returned to the state yesterday after a week&rs... continue reading

PDP And APC Bicker Over Burning Issues In The Nation

Nigeria's ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the leading opposition, All Prog... continue reading

Osita Chidoka Bows Out As FRSC Boss

Former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osita Chidoka, has bowed out of the... continue reading

EFCC Declares Ex. Adamawa Governor Nyako Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have declared sacked governor of Adama... continue reading

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

Buhari Cautions Jonathan Against Impeachment Of Opposition Governors

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, wants President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene and... continue reading

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Second American Infected With Ebola

A US aid worker has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating victims of th... continue reading

Liberian Man With Ebola Virus Dies In Lagos

Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, who had been quarantined... continue reading

Ebola Death Toll Hits 660 In West Africa - WHO

The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases ... continue reading

A Case Of Ebola Virus Discovered In Lagos

The Lagos state government has confirmed that there is a possibility of Ebola virus outbre... 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

House Of Representatives, NMA Meeting Ends In Deadlock

Hopes of an end to the three-week-old doctors strike vanished on Monday as meeting between... 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

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

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

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

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Arsenal Sign Defender, Chambers From Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in t... continue reading

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria Wins Another Gold In Weightlifting

TEAM Nigeria has picked up a second gold medal at the ongoing Glasgow Commonwealth Games b... continue reading

Atletico Madrid Reach Deal To Sign Antoine Griezmann

The France international will continue his career at the Primera Division champions after ... continue reading

Liverpool Sign Dejan Lovren From Southampton

The 25-year-old Croatian international yesterday put pen to paper on a long-term deal with... continue reading

Official: Drogba Completes Move To Chelsea

Chelsea have completed the signing of Didier Drogba on a one-year contract. continue reading

Ranieri Named As Greece Coach

Claudio Ranieri has been hired as the new coach of the Greece national team, the... continue reading

Frank Lampard Completes Move To New York City FC

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has completed a move to New York City FC... continue reading

NFF President Aminu Maigari Impeached

It is finally over for the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari. Th... continue reading

Barcelona Agrees £15.8m For French Defender Jeremy Mathieu From Valencia

Barcelona has reached an agreement with Valencia to sign left-back Jeremy Mathieu for &eur... continue reading

CAF Ban Kenyan Coach For Spitting On Referee

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has handed a 1-year ban from football to Kenya... 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

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

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Downing Of Malaysia Airline May Amount To 'War Crime' - U.N. Rights Official

The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the... continue reading

Netherlands Court Orders Russia To Pay $50bn To Yukos Shareholders

A court based in the Hague has ordered Russia to pay $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages to f... continue reading

Algeria AH5017 Crash: There Are No Survivors - Francois Hollande

French President, Francois Hollande says there are no survivors from the air Algeria AH501... continue reading

2 Anti-Putin Activists Given 4-Year Jail Term

A Moscow court has sentenced two protest leaders to four-and-a-half years in jail for inci... continue reading

Syria Conflict: ISIS Overruns Raqqa Military Base

Fighters from the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) say they have overrun a larg... continue reading

15 Civilians Shot Dead In Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen have killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central ... continue reading

Deaths In Gaza Crisis Exceeds 800 As Kerry Pushes For Ceasefire

Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and the militant Hamas movement are intensify... continue reading

Ukraine Prime Minister, Yatsenyuk, Resigns

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbandi... continue reading

Facebook Announces Net Income For Second Quarter Of The Year

Social network site Facebook has announced a 138% rise in net income for the second quarte... continue reading

U.N Humanitarian Chief Expresses Extreme Concern Over Situations In Gaza

U.N humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos has expressed extreme concern at the situation in Gaz... continue reading

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Dear compatriots, I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasio...

As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, it is my hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence with others, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty will re...
26 July 2014
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The Netherlands and Australia are seeking access to the crash site of mh17 in eastern Ukraine, as more planes with victi...

Foreign ministers from both countries are attending a ceremony marking the departure in the city of Kharkiv. They are negotiating with Ukrainian officials in Kiev to send police to the site, which is controlled by Pro-Russia rebels amid continuing fightin...
25 July 2014
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