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Ekiti Court Officials Defy CJ’s Order To Resume Work

4 years ago /
Nation 

Judicial workers in Ekiti State on Tuesday defied the order of the Chief Judge, Justice Ayodele Daramola, to reopen the courts in the state for litigants. The CJ acting on the instruction of the National Judicial Council charged by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mariam Aloma-Mukhtar, on Monday had directed the...

Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Talls To 8.3%

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Consumer Price Index which measures the rate of inflation in the country eased from 8.5 per cent in August to 8.3% in September, the National Bureau of Statistics has said. The bureau in its September 2014 CPI/Inflation Report made available to our correspondent on Tuesday in Abuja, stated that inflation...

Navy Impounds Vessel With 200,000 Litres Of Stolen Crude Oil In Delta

4 years ago /
Niger Delta 

The Navy in Warri, Delta State, have impounded an ocean going vessel, MT Jochebed, containing about 200,000 litres of stolen crude oil. The vessel was intercepted by men of the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta, Warri, around Usan West in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. Arrested in the vessel...

If Nigeria Sacks Me, 3 African Countries Are Set To Hire Me - Keshi

4 years ago /
Sports  

Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has revealed that if Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, sacks him today, there are three Africa countries ready to hire him. Speaking with AfricanFootball.com ahead of the Eagles crucial match against Sudan on Wednesday, 15 October, 2014, the former Eagles’ captain, who is currently without...

Chelsea’s Diego Costa Expected To Face Crystal Palace Despite Spain Exertions

4 years ago /
Sports  

Diego Costa appears to have emerged unscathed from his exertions with Spain over the international window and is expected to start the London derby at Crystal Palace on Saturday as Chelsea resume their title challenge. The Brazil-born forward, a £32m addition from Atlético Madrid, has been troubled by a hamstring complaint...

Russian Hackers Target NATO, Ukraine And Others - iSight

4 years ago /
International News 

Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers,...

Suicide Car Bomb Kills At Least 18, Injures 51 In Shi'ite Baghdad Neighborhood

4 years ago /
International News 

A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the Shi'ite neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened in the late afternoon as cars lined up to enter the affluent...

Bolivia's Evo Morales Rules Out Fourth Term

4 years ago /
International News 

Bolivian President Evo Morales has ruled out running for a fourth term in office in 2020, as exit polls from Sunday's election suggest he has won an unprecedented third spell as leader. He told the BBC that by 2020 he was more likely to want to return to work on his...

Nollywood Actor, Clems Onyeka Killed By Stray Bullet

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Nollywood actor Clems Onyeka was involved in an unfortunate event today October 14, 2014 that led to his unfortunate demise. The actor got caught in a cross fire between the police and armed robbers who just to raid a bank in Asaba along Summit Expres. The actor was killed by a stray...

Hundreds Of Alleged Dropbox Passwords Leaked

4 years ago /
Security 

Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website. The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation. "We will keep releasing more to the public as...

Senate President, Mark Seeks Global Support Against Terrorist Groups

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Sen. David Mark, on Tuesday solicited the support of the global community to bring an end to activities of terrorist groups in the country. The senate president, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Paul Mumeh, said there was a need to take a deliberate...

APC Slams PDP For Its Explanation Over Alleged $9.3 Million Arms Deal

4 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the PDP-led Federal Government for its insulting and disingenuous explanation aimed at deceiving Nigerians over the US$9.3 million cash-for-arms deal that went awry in South Africa, saying everything about the deal is shady. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National...

Minister Of Defence Gen Mohammed Aliyu Gusau’s Speech On The Armed Forces Remembrance Day

4 years ago /
Nation 

The speech stated, “Let me on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, the gallant officers, men and women who served in the Armed Forces and those still serving, welcome you to this Press briefing. As you are aware, the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration is an event organized by the...

Ebola Death Rate Rises To 70 Percent

4 years ago /
Health 

The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had...

 

Man Who Had Sex With 700 Cars Lost His Virginity To His Neighbour's Volkswagen Beetle

4 years ago /
Oddities 

They have watched everything from hippies drinking their own urine to Kerry Katona slurring. But today the presenters of ITV’s This Morning almost burst into laughter when talking to a man who has sex with cars. Edward Smith, 36, told presenters Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden that although he has made love...

SERAP Sues Central Bank Of Nigeria Over Failure To Expose Boko Haram Sponsors

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Security 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to court over “failure to expose the persons involved in alleged money laundering through the CBN to fund the activities of Boko Haram which have contributed to the unlawful killings of innocent Nigerians and destruction of...

Court Reserves Ruling On 30,000 Additional Polling Units Until October 22

4 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja will on October 22, 2014 rule on an ex-parte motion brought by the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further creating additional 30,000 polling units pending the determination of the substantive suit. Lawyer to the plaintiff,...

President Jonathan Felicitates With Alaafin On His 76th Birthday

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed his appreciation of the continued support of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III for the Federal Government’s efforts to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in Nigeria. This was made known by Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati Tuesday. Writing to felicitate with the Alaafin...

 

TASUED Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Olusanya Kidnapped

4 years ago /
Education 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Professor Joseph Olusanya, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.More Details Later.........

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $25 Million To Ebola Fight

4 years ago /
Health 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, who is a paediatrician, have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to aid in combating the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In a Facebook post announcing the move, Zuckerberg said the current crisis is at a "critical turning point": We...