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Ebola Hit Liberia Cancels Nationwide Election - Government

4 years ago /
International News 

Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended its nationwide Senate polls after the election commission admitted it would not be able to stage the ballot safely, according to a government statement. Almost three million voters had been due to go to polling stations on Tuesday but organisers said there was no way a "mass...

Sacked Adamawa Acting Governor Vows to Appeal Court Judgment

4 years ago /
Nation 

Sacked acting Gov­ernor of Adamawa State, Umar Fintiri, has said he has asked his lawyer to appeal the decision of a federal high court to remove him as acting governor of Adamawa. A federal High Court in Abuja had yesterday ordered him to vacate office and instructed that Bala Ngilari, the...

Arsenal Defender Laurent Koscielny Set To Undergo Tests On Achilles Injury

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Laurent Koscielny has been diagnosed with an achilles injury by the French Football Federation and sent back to Arsenal, where he will attempt to regain fitness before the club’s Premier League fixture at home to Hull City on Saturday week. Arsenal claim that the move is only precautionary and will carry...

2015: Elumelu Declares For Delta Governorship In Church

4 years ago /
Politics 

Ndudi Elumelu chairman House of Representative Committee on Health and member of the ruling People Democratic Party (PDP), has declared his intention to run for governor of Delta State in the 2015 election. The lawmaker, who is the younger brother of renowned banker, Tony Elumelu, made the declaration at St. Michael’s...

Rare Tiger Released By Putin Strays Into China

4 years ago /
International News 

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, Chinese media said Thursday. Russia informed Chinese forestry officials that the tiger, tagged with a tracking device, was observed in a nature preserve in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, the...

Introducing iShoppers Online Meal

4 years ago /
Oddities 

Are you in Abuja and searching for a platform where you can order grocery products, take-out foods, drinks and more and have them delivered at your door in your specified time? iShoppers is the perfect solution! At your fingertips is a platform to enhance your purchases at a ‘Best Value for...

Liverpool Defender Dejan Lovren Injured During Croatia Training

4 years ago /
Sports  

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has suffered a torn abdominal muscle, according to the Croatian Football Federation. The centre-half has withdrawn from his country's squad for European Qualifiers against Bulgaria and Azerbaijan after pulling out of a training session. And a statement on the Croatian Football Federation website read, "During training on Wednesday...

Google Explains Why They Removed Linda Ikeji's Blog

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

In an interesting turn of events yesterday, visitors to Linda Ikeji's blog lindaikeji.blogspot.com suddenly discovered that their beloved entertainment/gossip hotspot was offline. It turned out that Google had taken the complaints of plagiarism quite serious and had deleted Linda Ikeji's blog. The action has since sparked lots of controversies as many...

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Point To Labor Market Strength

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...

 

Japan Provides US$22m To Fight Ebola In West Africa

4 years ago /
International News 

The Government of Japan has decided to extend emergency aid to Ebola-effected countries worth $22 million (approximately 2.4 billion yen) through the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international organisations in order to respond to the Ebola outbreak...

Turkish Action Against IS In Syria 'Unrealistic'

4 years ago /
International News 

Turkey’s foreign minister says it cannot be expected to lead a ground operation against Islamic State militants in Syria on its own. Mevlut Cavusoglu also called for the creation of a no-fly zone over its border with Syria after talks in Ankara with new NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg. Turkey is under intense...

NUJ Calls For The Immediate Sack Of Joseph Mbu

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Union of Journalist, NUJ, has called for the immediate sack of AIG Zone 7, Mbu Joseph Mbu for abuse of office. Joseph Mbu had unlawfully arrested and detained AIT’s Amaechi Anakwue for allegedly referring to him as ‘controversial’. The NUJ national president Mohammed Garba made the call for Mbu’s sack...

Shell Sells Nigerian Oil Block To Aiteo, Talevaras Consortium

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell the prolific Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 to a consortium led by oil-trading firms Aiteo and Taleveras Group in a deal wherein the consortium will pay $2.58 billion for the block and an associated pipeline. Shell has been wanting to sell four of its...

Ebola: NLC Urges Health Ministry Not To Rest On Her Oars

4 years ago /
Health 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Ministry of Health to continue in its active roles and intensify actions in dealing with the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), until the ECOWAS sub-region is certified Ebola free. President of the NLC, Mr. Abdulwahed Omar, made the call while speaking in...

Immigration Recruitment Exercise: 4 Applicants Asks Court To Sack Abba Moro

4 years ago /
Nation 

Four of the applicants, who took part in the March nationwide ill-fated recruitment exercise by the Nigerian immigration services, have asked an Abuja high court to sack the interior minister Abba Moro for incompetence. In a writ of Surmons the four applicants also want the court to compel the defendants including...

French Author Wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2014

4 years ago /
Arts and Culture 

Patrick Modiano, the French writer whose novels center on topics like memory, identity and guilt, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. In an announcement in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy cited Mr. Modiano’s ability to evoke “the most ungraspable human destinies in his work.” Recent winners for the prize...

Barcelona Faces Extinction From La Liga If Catalonia Gets Independence

4 years ago /
Sports  

There are strong indications that Spanish giants, Barcelona will not be allowed to play in the Spanish premier league, La Liga, if Catalonia breaks away from Spain. The country’s head of football league, Javier Tebas disclosed this as tension mounts in Catalonia over the possibility of an independence referendum next month. Politics...

UEFA Bans President Of Italian Football Association, Carlo Tavecchio

4 years ago /
Sports  

European football governing body, UEFA has banned the president of the Italian football association, Carlo Tavecchio for six months over racist remarks. 71-year-old Tavecchio caused controversy during his election campaign in July by referring to eating bananas while discussing foreign players. He later apologized for the comments. The six month ban means that...

Panic In Ado-Ekiti As Security Surround Ekiti High Court

4 years ago /
Nation 

There was palpable tension in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital yesterday, as soldiers, armed policemen and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen manning the premises of Ado Ekiti High Court. The security operatives condoned off the premises of the court and blocked all...

Lecturers Sue Jonathan, Oritsejafor, National Assembly Over $9.3M Arms Deal

4 years ago /
Security 

As the row continue over the  $9.5m arm cash seizure in south Africa, three lecturers at the Bayero University, Kano and two other persons have sued President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the National Assembly, Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and four others at the Federal High Court in...