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Make Us Happy Danagogo Urges Eagles

4 years ago /
Nation  Sports  

The Sports Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has lamented the poor showing of the Super Eagles in the African Nations Cup qualifier which has placed them at the bottom of their group. This is on the heels of the superlative performance of the national female team, the...

Artur Mas: Catalonia Referendum Will Go Ahead

4 years ago /
International News 

Artur Mas, the combative president of Catalonia, has vowed to press ahead with a referendum on independence from Spain – despite an earlier declaration that the vote had been cancelled. On Tuesday morning Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, welcomed an apparent declaration from the Catalan government that the referendum could not go...

17 Adamawa Lawmakers Set To Impeach Returnee Speaker 'Fintiri'

4 years ago /
Politics 

17 of the 25 members of the Adamawa state House of Assembly have began moves to impeach former acting governor of the state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who recently returned as speaker of the assembly.  Yesterday, indications emerging from the House of Assembly indicated high political scheming by the state...

Nigerian Soldier Killed In Konduga Battle By B'Haram Buried

4 years ago /
Nation 

Obinna Izuala (23), a Nigerian soldier from Ndiagbo in Enugu state lost his life in the battle of Konduga on the 25th of September, 2014 with members of the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram has been buried. Gallant officer, Obinna Izuala died to keep us safe and forever we will always...

JPMorgan Posts Profit As Legal Costs Ease

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) reported a third-quarter profit, as the biggest U.S. bank moved past the huge legal claims that caused it to book a rare loss in the same quarter last year, according to an apparently authentic document posted on website shareholder.com. The bank posted net income of $5.6...

Two Dead, Several Injured In Massive N12 Accident

4 years ago /
International News 

Two people were killed and about 54 injured when a petrol tanker crashed into scores of vehicles in Alberton, south east of Johannesburg, on Tuesday, paramedics said. "A petrol tanker had apparently lost control and collided with the multiple vehicles," said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring in a statement. "When ER24 paramedics, as...

Soldiers Abuja Raid: Death Toll Rises To 5

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Victims of a military raid on a shanty community in the heart of Abuja have cried out for justice as the death toll increases to five. The incident took place Saturday night at Church Village Dagba, Durumi, Abuja. Initial reports said three people were killed in the raid and 146 others arrested...

One Dead After 7.4 Magnitude Quake Hits El Salvador and Nicaragua

4 years ago /
International News 

One person is dead after a 7.3 earthquake hit late Monday off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua. The quake was felt across Central America; it struck 42 miles west-southwest of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, and 108 miles southeast of San Salvador, at a depth of roughly 25 miles, Reuters reports. The mayor of San...

UK Inflation Falls To Five-Year Low Of 1.2%

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Inflation has slumped to its lowest rate for five years, hitting 1.2% in September and taking pressure off the Bank of England to raise interest rates in coming months. The news took financial markets by surprise and the pound weakened against the euro and the dollar as traders pushed back bets...

Four More Chibok Girls Escape Boko Haram Captivity

4 years ago /
Nation 

Four of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped more than six months by the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram have escaped, raising hopes for the young ones still held captive, according to a report published by New York Post online. The four girls, all aged between 16 and 18, had been told...

Nasarawa State Assembly In Fresh Push To Oust Governor Al-Makura

4 years ago /
Politics 

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly is planning fresh impeachment proceedings against Governor Umaru Al-Makura over allegations of misuse of funds, it was learnt from sources in the legislature and the executive. Al-Makura survived a previous impeachment bid when a probe panel set up by the Chief Judge cleared him of...

Terrorists Planned Attack On Tony Blair

4 years ago /
International News 

Former prime minister Tony Blair was to be the target of a terror attack, the jury in a secret trial at the Old Bailey has heard. More to follow......

 

Ekiti State PDP Slams Wole Soyinka

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has criticized the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for saying that the defeat of the outgoing Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was a mystery. In a statement released in Ado-Ekiti on Monday by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, the party said Soyinka’s statement...

Robin Van Persie Backs Guus Hiddink After Holland’s Latest Defeat

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The Holland captain, Robin van Persie, was quick to defend his national manager, Guus Hiddink, after their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Iceland on Monday. Iceland secured their first victory over Holland in 11 meetings with both goals from Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson condemning the Dutch to a third defeat in four...

Suarez Is Ready For El Clasico - Iniesta

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Spain international believes the prolific attacker will be in fine shape physically ahead of a potential debut at the Bernabeu. Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is confident Luis Suarez is ready to make his debut for the Catalans in this month's Clasico against Real Madrid - irrespective of his lack of match practice. The former Liverpool star's four-month suspension for...

NBTE Shuts 50 Illegal Polytechnics, Monotechnics

4 years ago /
Education 

The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Mas’udu Kazaure, announced on Monday that the board has closed no fewer than  50 illegal polytechnics and monotechnics operating without government’s  approval across the country.                            Dr....

Police Officers Fired For Kissing One Another

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

When is it OK to kiss a colleague? Two Tanzanian police officers, whose kiss was widely shared on social media, have prompted a discussion about just that - and both have also lost their jobs. A relationship with a colleague can throw up any number of complications, but the two young...

Japan Lawmakers To Visit Controversial War Shrine

4 years ago /
International News 

Dozens of Japanese politicians, possibly including cabinet ministers, are poised to visit a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past, as it begins its autumn festival this week. A cross-party group of national lawmakers plans to go to Yasukuni Shrine en masse on Friday...

 

David Byrne And Alicia Keys Join Forces For Charity Concert

4 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

David Byrne and Alicia Keys are to collaborate at an upcoming charity concert in New York. The Talking Heads frontman and the bestselling R&B singer will perform together at Keys’ annual Black Ball fundraiser for Keep a Child Alive. Byrne “immediately said yes”, he told Billboard, when organisers asked if he would...

Appeal Court Begins Hearing On Jonathan's Sole Candidacy On October 20

4 years ago /

The court of Appeal sitting in Abuja will on October 20th begin hearing on the case filed by Dr. Umar Ardo challenging the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2015 presidential election. Ardo had gone to the appellate court to challenge...