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Australia Joins Airstrikes Against ISIS

4 years ago /
International News 

Australia became the latest nation to join the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS on Friday, as its Cabinet authorized airstrikes by Australian military jets in Iraq and the use of its special forces. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, speaking at a joint press conference with defense chiefs, said ISIS had "effectively declared war...

AIT Reporter, Amaechi Anakwue Charged To Court For Defamation Of Character By Joseph Mbu

4 years ago /
Nation 

AIT senior correspondent Amaechi Anakwue was today charged to an Abuja Magistrate court by Joseph Mbu. The senior correspondent is currently facing a Judge for calling the AIG Zone 7, Joseph Mbu 'controversial' on a TV pragramme....

Britain's Cameron On Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

4 years ago /
International News 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future. Cameron was the first of world leaders to meet Ashraf...

 

US Cameraman Tests Positive To Ebola In Liberia

4 years ago /
Health 

An American cameraman helping to cover the ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive. The freelance cameraman, who has not been identified at his family's request, will be flown back to the US for treatment. NBC News President Deborah Turness said the rest of the NBC News crew will...

FIFA Threatens To Ban Nigeria

4 years ago /
Sports  

World football governing body, FIFA has threatened to ban Nigeria from all football activities if the newly elected board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is not allowed to function. Chris Giwa led faction of the NFF is believed to have gotten a Jos High Court injunction asking him to resume...

Joseph Mbu Releases AIT's Senior Correspondent Amaechi Anakwue

4 years ago /
Nation 

Detained AIT senior correspondent Amaechi Anakwue has been released on bail by AIG Zone 7, Joseph Mbu. He was however asked to return to the station on Friday. It would be recalled that the reporter was arrested by Joseph Mbu yesterday for describing him as 'controversial' on a television programme. In a swift...

Breaking: All Members Of Ondo State House of Assembly Decamps To PDP

4 years ago /
Politics 

As an effect of Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko defection to PDP, all members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have decamped alongside the State Governor....

Falcao Agrees Personal Terms With Manchester United Ahead Of Potential £43million Move

4 years ago /
Sports  

Manchester United have already agreed the personal terms of a proposed summer transfer for loan signing Radamel Falcao in a bid to avoid a repeat of the wage wrangle they had with Carlos Tevez five years ago. United signed the Colombian centre forward on loan from Monaco on the last day...

Ebola: Nigeria Volunteers To Assist Liberia And Others

4 years ago /
Health 

The federal government yesterday said Nigerian health professionals have volunteered to assist countries ravaged by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. The federal government also said it has donated N24 million To three countries ravaged by the EVD as part of efforts to end the EVD in the West African region. The countries...

I Am Not Competing With Ronaldo, I Want To Win More Titles - Messi

4 years ago /
Sports  

Lionel Messi has revealed he is more focused on winning titles with Barcelona than competing with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo for individual honours. The La Liga duo, who have between them won the last six Ballon d'Or awards, are often compared to each other due to their fine goalscoring records in Spain...

Nigerians Don't Need A Religious Fanatic - Atiku Counsels Buhari

4 years ago /
Politics 

APC chieftain and presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar has counseled co-aspirant, Muhammadu Buhari on the qualities Nigerians expect from political leaders in the 2015 contest. In a statement issued to welcome Buhari to the race for their Party’s presidential flag in Abuja, yesterday, Atiku told his colleague that to qualify to fly...

Formula One: Fernando Alonso May Leave Ferrari

4 years ago /
Sports  

As speculation about his Ferrari future intensifies, Fernando Alonso has dropped his biggest hint yet that he could leave before his current contract expires. Speaking at the Japanese GP on Thursday, the Spaniard said that no one person was bigger than the team and suggested that he would head elsewhere if...

Arsenal May Face UEFA Disciplinary Action Following Crowd Trouble Against Galatasaray

4 years ago /
Sports  

Arsenal are one of a number of teams being investigated by UEFA after crowd disturbances during Wednesday night's Champions League ties. The Gunners beat Galatasaray 4-1 at the Emirates but the game had to be halted in the first-half when flares were thrown onto the pitch from the section containing the...

Daar Comm Demands The Immediate And Unconditional Release Of Amaechi Anakwue

4 years ago /
Nation 

The management of DAAR communications owners of AIT, Raypower, Faaji FM and DAAR Sat has demanded the unconditional and immediate release of its senior correspondent Amaechi Anakwue who is presently in detention following a order from Joseph Mbu, AIG Zone 7. Joseph Mbu had ordered the arrest of the ace journalist...

We Killed 'Abubakar Shekau' Impostor, Nigerian Military Insists

4 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian military has dismissed the new video purportedly released by “Abubakar Shekau” where he tried to debunk his killing during a battle in Konduga on September 17. The DHQ made this known in a statement released on its blog defence.mil.ng insists that the Bashir Mohammed, Shekau impostor was as a...

Caution On Illegal Campaigns; APC Slams INEC For Acting Too Late

4 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed INEC for acting too little, too late by issuing a warning on illegal public political broadcast and campaign, saying INEC's belated action is highly suspicious. In a statement issued in London on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party...

I Am Moving To England Next Year - Daniel Alves

4 years ago /
Sports  

Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves says he will be moving to the Premier League next year. The 31-year-old did not say which Premier League club he hopes to join, nor why he wants to leave the Nou Camp. Brazilian newspaper O Globo quoted Alves as saying: "I am moving to England next year. "I am...

 

Liberia To Prosecute Man Who Brought Ebola To US

4 years ago /
Health 

Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire. With an Ebola crisis raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for fever and are asked if they have had...

Manchester United Is My Family - Cristiano Ronaldo

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Portugal international is touched by the fact that Red Devils fans are desperate for him to return to Old Trafford but he says that he is happy at the Santiago Bernabeu. Cristiano Ronaldo has described Manchester United as his "family" but insisted that he has no intention of leaving Real...

40 Jihadists, 17 Police And Army Killed In Iraq Clashes

4 years ago /
International News 

The Islamic State group launched attacks on Iraqi bases in two western towns that left at least 17 members of the security forces and 40 jihadists dead, security and medical sources said Thursday. Seven policemen and four soldiers were killed in an attack on police headquarters in the Anbar provincial town...