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B'Haram Insurgency: FG To Acquire 3 Jets For Border Patrol From Czech Republic

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government is reportedly in talks with the government of Czech Republic to purchase three jet fighters from them in a bid to strengthen its fight against Boko Haram insurgency. The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro disclosed this yesterday at a security meeting in Abuja, while playing host to...

 

Nine Girls Die In Nigeria Boat Capsize - Official

5 years ago /
Oddities 

Nine teenage girls died and three were listed missing after a passenger boat capsized on a river in northern Nigeria, an emergency services official said on Wednesday. ‎‎"We have recovered nine bodies of the girls and we are still searching for the remaining three," Usman Ado of Kano State Emergency Service...

 

Second Dallas Nurse infected With Deadly Ebola Virus

5 years ago /

A second Texas nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has become infected with the deadly disease, health officials announced early Wednesday. Officials said the unidentified woman reported a fever on Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. “Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to...

Senate Promises To Pass 2015 Budget Before The Year Ends

5 years ago /
Politics 

On Monday the Senate said the 2015 appropriation Bill would be passed into law before the end of the current year, 2014. Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president who started this at plenary, confirmed that the upper federal legislative chamber would soon receive the 2015 Appropriation Bill from the president for...

Team News: Aluko, Lawal, Oshaniwa To Start Against Sudan

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Super Eagles trainer is expected to make three key changes to the side that lost in Khartoum when they take on the Falcons of Jediane this evening in Abuja. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is expected to make changes in the starting line up of the team in today’s match against...

Saudi Shiite Cleric Nimr Sentenced To Death For 'Sedition'

5 years ago /
International News 

A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr to death after convicting the anti-government protest leader of "sedition", his brother and lawyer said.  The verdict risks a further escalation of tensions with Saudi Arabia's minority Shiite community. Nimr, a driving force behind 2011 protests against Saudi Arabia's Sunni authorities...

Wilshere Is England's Best Player - Scholes

5 years ago /
Sports  

Paul Scholes believes Jack Wilshere has developed into England’s best player, because “the penny has dropped” with the Arsenal midfielder.The 22-year-old, who played 180 minutes for the Three Lions in the Euro 2016 qualifying wins over San Marino and Estonia, had previously been criticised by the former Manchester United man for failing to develop since breaking...

NFF To Tighten Security Amidst Planned Protests From Fans

5 years ago /
Sports  

Following protest by fans carrying placards asking for the sack of coach Stephen Keshi at the stadium on Tuesday, the NFF is expected to deploy security to forestall violence The Nigeria Football Federation has concluded plans to tighten security around the Abuja Stadium for today’s Super Eagles cracker against after threats...

Good News! Mercy Johnson Gives Birth To Baby Boy

5 years ago /
Entertainment 

Star actress and mother of one, Mercy Johnson Okojie, has given birth to her second child, a baby boy. She gave birth exactly 12.49am (American time) today October 15th at St Joseph Hospital, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Mother and child are said to be doing great! Big congratulations to Mercy and her...

Governor Kayode Fayemi's Valedictory Speech; I KEPT THE PROMISE MADE TO EKITI - Fayemi

5 years ago /
Politics 

My dear people of Ekiti State, by the grace of God, in the next 24 hours we would come to the end of a glorious tenure of an administration I have had the privilege to lead as Governor of the land of honour, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The Scriptures instruct us that...

Lagos Imposes 'Horn-Free' Day

5 years ago /
Transport  

Nigeria's chaotic megacity Lagos on Wednesday sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life. The occasional honk still rang out on the crowded streets of the country's financial capital yet drivers, public transport...

 

Senate Steps Down Electoral Act

5 years ago /
Nation 

Less than six months to the general elections in Nigeria, the senate stepped down the committee report on Electoral Act. The report which was expected to be laid before the senate on Tuesday was set aside to enable the committee complete work on it. The action of the senate and the seeming...

Abducted TASUED Deputy Vice Chancellor, Olusoga Olusanya, Freed

5 years ago /
Security 

The abducted Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Tai Solarin University of Education [TASUED], Ijebu-Ode, Olusoga Olusanya, has regained his freedom. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed Mr. Olusanya’s release late Tuesday night, adding that the deputy vice chancellor has since been re-united with his family. However, the spokesperson for the Ogun Police Command,...

 

Where The Dead Become Gems - Swiss Company Turns People’s Ashes Into Diamonds

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

A Swiss company, Algordanza, wants to change the way people mourn by transforming the remains of their loved ones into gems. The company is memorializing people by compressing and super-heating your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished. The man-made jewel is meant to...

Humans May Only Survive 68 Days On Mars

5 years ago /
Environment 

Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says. Oxygen levels would start to deplete after about two months and scientists said new technologies are required before...

Second Health Worker In Texas Tests Positive For Ebola

5 years ago /
Health 

A second health worker at the Texas hospital where the first case of Ebola contamination on US soil occurred has tested positive for the disease, the state government said Wednesday. Like the first case, the second concerned a caregiver who treated a Liberian Ebola sufferer who later died at the Dallas...

Arsenal Eye Emenike, To Bid In January

5 years ago /
Sports  

Arsenal scouts are watching Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike ahead of a possible £15m bid in January, according to reports. The Nigeria international has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League over the past 18 months. Now the Gunners are reportedly ready to step-up their efforts to sign the 27-year-old. The...

We Are In Nigeria To Win - Sudan Coach

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Falcons of Jediane's trainer has said his side is ready to pick all the three points in the home of the reigning champions in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday. Head coach of Sudan national team, Mohamed Abdalla has said his team are anxious for a two-leg win when they...

Super Falcons Trash Zambia 6–0

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Super Falcons of Nigeria thrashed debutantes Zambia 6-0 in their penultimate Group A game at the CAF African Women Championship on Tuesday to edge closer to sealing their semi-final fate. The victory at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia now qualifies the Falcons for the semi-final ticket The...

 

Soldier Shoots Colleague To Death

5 years ago /
Security 

A soldier, Lance Corporal Muazu Haruna, attached to the 423 Battalion, Elele Barracks, in Rivers State has shot a colleague, Staff Sergeant Ishiaku Shuaibu to death in Bayelsa State. It was learnt that the incident took place at the Bayelsa State Government House in the evening of Monday. It was learnt that...