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Reps: Nigeria To Repay $1Bn Security Loan In 7 Years With N45Bn As Interest

5 years ago /
Nation 

A $1 billion loan requested by President Goodluck Jonathan to buy security hardware to fight the Boko Haram insurgency will be paid back in seven years, it was revealed at yesterday ’s plenary in the House of Representatives. Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Abdulmumin Jibrin said the country would pay N30...

FIFA Suspends Mongolian FA President For ‘Soliciting And Accepting’ Bribes

5 years ago /
Sports  

A senior figure in Asian football has been banned for five years for 'soliciting and accepting' bribes from former FIFA executive Mohamed Bin Hammam. Ganbold Buyannemekh, the head of the Mongolian FA and a former member of the Asian football confederation's executive committee, was banned by FIFA's ethics committee for accepting...

2015: Reps Empowers INEC To Deploy Troops

5 years ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives on 30 September, 2014 during plenary gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the express powers to “request” for deployment of soldiers during elections in the country. This followed the approval of the amendment to Section 29(1) of the Electoral Act No. 6, 2011. Deputy leader of the...

Dwarf Stripper Impregnates Bride-to-be On Bachelorette Party Night

5 years ago /
International News 

A dwarf stripper got a bride-to-be pregnant after her bridal shower celebrations got a little too wild.The guilty woman had to confess to cheating on her husband with her entertainer after giving birth to a child with dwarfism at a hospital.Neither the hospital nor the woman have been named. Her encounter...

Top 10 Bristish Transfers That Never Happened: Cristiano Ronaldo To Arsenal, Zinedine Zidane To Blackburn And Diego Maradona To Sheffield United

5 years ago /
Sports  

1 Kenny Dalglish - West Ham, 1966 The man hailed as King Kenny by the Kop could have been handed the same epithet by the Bobby Moore Stand instead had things turned out differently.  Legend has it that West Ham boss Ron Greenwood thought Dalglish was too lightweight and so turned down...

 

Photos News: Singer Alicia Keys Leads #BringBackOurGirls Protest In NYC

5 years ago /
Entertainment 

  To commemorate the 6th month of the abduction of Chibok Girls in Borno state on April 14th, US singer Alicia Keys led other women to the United Nations Headquarters in New York where they called for continued efforts towards the release of the abducted girls. Alicia Keys said it is...

Christians Protest In Ilorin Over School Ownership

5 years ago /
Religion 

Thousands of Christians, members of various church denominations stormed the streets of Ilorin early hours of Wednesday morning to protest the taking over of their schools by Kwara state government demanding that they want their schools back. The protesters were demanding for the return of the schools even as all schools...

Nigerian Couple Found Guilty In The UK After Using 'Juju' To Lure Two Women Into Prostitution

5 years ago /
International News 

A woman has been found guilty of people trafficking after she forced two Nigerian women into prostitution by making them eat snakes in an African black magic ceremony.  Lizzy Idahosa, 24, and her husband Jackson Omoruyi, 41, made more than £70,000 out of the women, who were terrified with voodoo and...

Senate Passes Bill On Petroleum University, Assures Prompt Passage Of 2015 Appropriation Bill

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian education sector yesterday recorded a new feat when the Senate finally passed into law the Bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources in Effurun, Delta State and mandated the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) to contribute at least two per cent of its gross receipts on the university.  The...

Schurrle: Finishing Second Is A Failure For Mourinho

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Chelsea boss teaches his side to “play like men” according to the German forward, who says he has improved immeasurably as a player since joining the west Londoners. Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle believes Jose Mourinho has transformed his mentality and says the Portuguese’s will to win is rubbing off on him. The Germany international was Mourinho’s...

FBI Arrests Man For Sexually Assaulting Woman In Airplane Toilet

5 years ago /
International News 

A man sexually assaulted a female passenger in the toilet of a Japan Airlines flight, barricading the door as the victim's mother and flight attendants tried to rescue her, US authorities say. The woman was returning home to Japan with her mother after a four-day holiday when she went to use...

I Can't Leave PDP For APC - Gov Babangida Aliyu

5 years ago /
Politics 

The governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has stated that despite leading the G7 Governors he will not defect from the ruling party because the aim was to bring sanity to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and not to quit the party. In a statement by his chief...

Parents Of British Jihadi Killed Fighting For Isis In Syria Released On Bail

5 years ago /
International News 

The parents of a British man who was killed while fighting in Syria with Islamic State (Isis) have been released on bail after their arrest on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences. Enu Miah, 57, from Portsmouth, was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism,...

UPN Suspends Frederick Fasheun As National Chairman, Makes Manzo Acting Chair

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has announced the suspension of Dr Frederick Fasheun as its National chairman. The leadership crisis in the Party took a new dimension, yesterday in Abuja, during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of senior members of the party, when the embattled chairman of the party,...

Bala Ngillari Appoints New Executives

5 years ago /
Politics 

Bala Ngilari, the governor of Adamawa state on Tuesday appointed new executives in his administration. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief of Staff, Chubado Babbi Tijjani, a copy obtained by Daily Trust. According to the Tijani those appointed were Ibrahim Andrew Yelwe was appointed Secretary to the State...

#BringBackOurGirls: We Can't Be Intimidated - Ezekwesili

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Bring Back Our Girls group on Tuesday shutdown Abuja city centre to draw attention to the six months in captivity of the abducted Chibok school girls. The campaigners marched through major streets in the Central Business District of the nation’s capital to the Presidential Villa where they were received on...

 

Nigeria, Cameroon Hold Bi-Lateral Talk Over Boko Haram

5 years ago /

Nigeria and Cameroon will be having a meeting today the 15th of October,2014 at the Defence Headquarters, this meeting is to combat the terrorism in West-Africa sub-region. Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the spokesman of Defence Headquarters, said the meeting, which would be for duration of three-days, would take place at the Nigerian...

Declaration Speech By General Muhammadu Buhari For Presidential Primaries, Abuja, October 15th, 2014

5 years ago /
Nation 

First I would like, Mr Chairman, if I may, pay tribute to Nigerians as a whole who are enduring all sorts of hardships and deprivations on a daily basis. Many millions are grappling with extreme poverty and barely eking out a living. Nearly all are in fear of their lives...

Breaking: Obanikoro, Maku, Wike, 4 Others Resign As Ministers

5 years ago /
Politics 

Seven ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet have resigned their positions. Those who resigned are Ministers of Information, Labaran Maku; Trade and Industry, Samuel Ortom; State for Education, Nyesom Wike; and State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro. Others are Ministers of Labour, Emeka Wogu; Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu; State for Niger Delta, Dairus...

APC Bigwigs Storm Abuja For Buhari's Declaration

5 years ago /
Nation 

Top members of the All Progressives Congress stormed Eagles Square, Abuja Wednesday for the presidential declaration of APC chieftain General Muhammadu Buhari. The presence of the party topshots is in sharp contrast to that of former vice president Atiku Abubakar who made his intentions known last week as he did...