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Mutiny: Nigerian Senate Justifies Death Sentence On 12 Convicted Soldiers

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has announced that it would not plead with the Nigerian Army to spare the lives of the 12 Maiduguri soldiers who were convicted for mutiny and sentenced to death for opening fire on their own commander. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator George Sekibo, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, after a...

Ebola: Nigeria Free At Last - Minister Of Health

4 years ago /
Health 

The minister of health, professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that the country is free of Ebola has the 25 suspected people with Ebola under surveillance in Port Harcourt have been discharged after completing the 21 days of observations. Also the WHO has declared Nigeria to have ‘contained’ the virus....

Samsung Launches Note 4 'Phablet' Ahead Of Schedule

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 -- initially scheduled for launch in October -- would hit stores in South Korea and China...

 

Indian Man Undergoing Surgery To Remove Two Months Old Bullet From Heart

4 years ago /
International News 

An Indian man was recovering well after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet that had been lodged in his heart for two months, a doctor said Wednesday. Bharat Sharma, 32 was shot twice in July after becoming accidently caught up in a bank robbery in the country's eastern Uttar Pradesh state,...

Mutiny: NLC Pleads For Lighter Sentence On The 12 Condemned Soldiers

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja on Tuesday pleaded with the leadership of the Armed Forces to commute the death sentences on 12 soldiers found guilty of mutiny to lighter punishments. The acting President of the congress, Chief Promise Adewusi, said this yesterday while addressing a press conference. He warned...

Tony Tetuila Joins APC, To Contest House Of Assembly Seat In Kwara

4 years ago /
Entertainment  Politics 

Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known as Tony Tetuila, has just declared his intention to run for Kwara State House of Assembly as member representing Irepodun Local Government Area. The music crooner who used to be part of a music group “The Remedies”, split with the group and has been successful as...

Delta State Governor Commends FG For Curtailing Ebola

4 years ago /
Health 

Delta state governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has commended the federal government for its efforts in checking the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, even as he wants Nigerians to continue being on alert as the scourge still ravages parts of West Africa. Governor Uduaghan who stated this at an enlarged security and...

Imo 2015: PDP Woos APGA Chieftain, Agbaso

4 years ago /
Politics 

As the 2015 general election approaches  in Imo State and the country, and in effort to clinch the desired governorship slot of the state, chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have extended their olive branch to a All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) leader in the state, Chief Martin Agbaso,...

50 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Biu

4 years ago /
Security 

Military operatives in Biu local government area of Borno state have arrested 50 fleeing members of the Boko Haram fighters who were hidden under a truck heading towards Gombe. security sources told journalists that the arrested men are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Army and might have been detained...

Dangote Places Order For Refinery Equipment As FG Grants Licence

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The quest by Africa’s richest man , Aliko Dangote to make an intervention in Nigeria’s long standing fuel supply hiccups is being pursued vigorously with advance orders believed to have been made for equipment  that will be used to build his proposed $8 billion refinery and petrochemical plant in Lekki,...

Auto Policy: Levy Exemption Misinterpreted, FG

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Federal Government has said that the ongoing implementation of the Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) is taking its planned course, noting that there is no intention to reverse the implementation process of certain aspects of the policy. The National Automotive Council said in a statement on Tuesday that government...

Nigeria Vs Sudan: Eagles’ List Out Next Week

4 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says his list of call-ups for the AFCON qualifiers against Sudan next month will be released next week. Keshi,who is still without a contract, told AfricanFootball.com: “It’s still too early to come out with a list, but I am working on it, it should be out by...

World Health Organization Declares Nigeria Ebola Free

4 years ago /

The World Health Organization says the Ebola epidemic that has killed 2,811 in West Africa has been contained in Senegal and Nigeria. The UN health agency said on Monday that Senegal had not reported any new cases of the virus since the first case was reported on august 29, while the...

The 'Snake Boy' Who Has Shed His Skin Every 41 Days Since He Was Born

4 years ago /
Health  International News  Oddities 

Ari Wibowo sheds his skin like a snake every 41 days and must constantly smear his body with moisturiser to stop it hardening and seizing up. The Indonesian teenager has a rare skin condition that doctors in Indonesia have been unable or unwilling to treat and which has left him with...

Leeds Confirm Milanic As New Boss

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Darko Milanic has been appointed as the new head coach of fallen English giants Leeds United, the second-tier club announced on Tuesday. The 46-year-old Slovenian, who stepped down as head coach of Austria's Sturm Graz on Sunday, has signed a two-year contract with the Yorkshire club. He will be joined at Elland...

Vatican Puts Top Priest Under House Arrest Over Sex Abuse Charges

4 years ago /
International News  Religion 

The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters. Josef Wesolowski had already been defrocked in June after the Vatican's canon law court...

Synagogue Building Collapse: TB Joshua Not Welcome In South Africa - ANC Youths

4 years ago /
Nation 

The youth wing of the African National Congress (ANC) yesterday warned the spiritual head of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, not to visit South Africa in the nearest future. The ANC members were reacting to Joshua's announcement of his proposed visit to the cttountry to empathize...

Juventus Debt Rises To €206 Million

4 years ago /
Sports  

Juventus have announced that their net debt has risen from €160.3 million to €206m after releasing their financial report over 2013-14. This increase is due to payments made in transfer campaigns (€46.1m), advances paid to the city of Turin and various suppliers for the Continassa project (€5.5m), investments in other fixed assets...

Algeria Announce Bid For AFCON 2017

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The Algeria football federation said on Tuesday it had submitted an application to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after initial attempts went unsuccessful with the 2019, 2021 and 2023 editions. The north African nation will face competition from more than half a dozen other candidates including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya,...

Nigeria's Joel Obi Makes Inter Squad

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi has been named in Inter Milan’s 24-man squad billed to face Atalanta today at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in a week 4 Serie A clash. Obi was listed on the club’s website as part of the 21-man squad who departed for Iceland yesterday. He will battle...