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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall In Sign Of Labor Market Strength

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the U.S. labor market might be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior...

Amnesty: Okorocha Pardons 94-year-old And 15 Other Convicts

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yesterday granted pardon to a 94- year- old man and 15 convicts serving in various prisons in the state, to commemorate the nation’s 54th Independence anniversary. It was the first time in 10 years the state’s convicts got such amnesty under a governor’s prerogative...

Insecurity: Nigerian Leaders Confident Of The Capability Of Security Agencies

4 years ago /
Security 

Prominent Nigerian leaders are confident of the capability of the military and other security agencies to halt the current wave of insecurity in the country. Those who spoke with state house correspondents at the presidential change of guards parade in Abuja, urged Nigerians to close ranks and support the present administration...

Dimeji Bankole Loses 7 Year Old Daughter To Sickle Cell Disease

4 years ago /
Oddities 

 Sad: Former Speaker, Dimeji Bankole loses 7year old daughter to sicklecell, Family releases statement! This is the release from the family YEWANDE SEMIAT BANKOLE – 7yrs- Female. With gratitude to Almighty Allah and with heavy hearts we announce the demise of our daughter Yewande Semiat Bankole aged 7yrs at a London hospital. Yewande...

Court Acquits Vincent Ogbulafor Over N107m Fraud

4 years ago /
Nation 

Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been discharged and acquitted of the 16-count charge filed against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Chief Vincent Ogbulafor  who charge by the independent corrupt practices and other related offenses commission,(ICPC),  was accused...

 

Put Aside Political Agenda, Put The Nation First - President Advise Politicians

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has advised politicians to put the nation first as they build up to the 2015 begins. He made the appeal during a broadcast to mark 54th independence of the nation. While admitting the country has passed through challenges in the course of national development, he however assured that Nigerians...

Michel Platini Joins Calls For FIFA’s World Cup Report To Be Made Public

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The Uefa president, Michel Platini, has added his voice to calls for a secret report into World Cup bidding to be made public. The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has rejected calls to publish the report by Fifa’s independent investigator, Michael Garcia, saying any decision is out of their hands and would...

SON Launches SONCAP To Check Substandard Vehicles

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) yesterday, accredited three companies for the implementation of its new conformity assessment programme regime that would make used vehicles imported into the country conform to applicable standards. Director General of the Standards Organisation of Ni­geria, SON, Dr Joseph Odu­modu and chief executives of three accredited...

Nigeria At 54: Shettima Frees 22 Prison Inmates

4 years ago /
Nation 

As part of the 54th Independence anniversary, the Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima yesterday granted amnesty to 22 inmates of Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison, who were facing various jail terms. While addressing the prisoners, Shettima enjoined the 22 freed inmates to be law-abiding citizens as they go back to the society. He...

Prince George 'Harassment' Plea From Palace Officials

4 years ago /
International News 

Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked a photographer to "cease harassing" Prince George and his nanny. The couple are not taking legal action against the photographer at this stage. But writing to him, they say: "No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child...

Terry G Floats Table Water Company

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Entertainment 

 The Nigerian singer and self-styled ‘Akpo Master’ has just launched his water bottling line, ‘Terry G Table Water’, one of the businesses which the gifted musician plans to float. “Terry G has officially commenced his ‘pure water business,” the singer wrote alongside a photo of his company’s truck. He cited the...

Islamic Leaders Prevent Sale Of MKO Abiola’s Property

4 years ago /
Religion 

The Governing Council of Zulikha Abiola Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Abeokuta is set to prevent the sale of a property belonging to Chief MKO Abiola. The property, located on a parcel of land at Abiola Way area of the state capital, has been in use as an Islamic school...

 

Lynsey De Paul, Singer-Songwriter And Ivor Novello Winner, Dies Aged 64

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

Lynsey de Paul, singer-songwriter, Ivor Novello winner and TV personality, died in hospital on 1 October at the age of 64. Although the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, she had complained of severe headaches and it is thought that she may have had a brain haemorrhage. The singer scored...

Peter Okoye Of P-Square Falls Off Stage During Performance

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Just as the crowd was enjoying their high-octane performance at the Beat 99.9 Triple 9 concert in Lagos on Tuesday night, Peter Okoye of P-Square stepped too close to the edge of the elevated stage and unfortunately fell into the barricades.Peter can dance like Michael Jackson and has always being the one who is seen doing...

Army Inaugurates New Court Martial Today

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Military will today commence a fresh court martial of about 60 soldiers from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State on charges that border on mutiny. Although there have been some media reports about others that are about to be arraigned which the military authorities have...

Israel: What Wine Did King David Drink?

4 years ago /
International News  Religion  Science and Tech 

A scientist in Israel is on a mission to find out what kind of wine was drunk in Biblical times. The project - which is part-funded by the government - also aims to re-launch its production. Several barrels of wine are already standing next to Elyashiv Drori's laboratory at Ariel University...

Investment Corp Of Dubai Eyes More Business With Dangote

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is exploring further investment opportunities with African conglomerate Dangote Group, the chief executive of the emirate’s fund said on Wednesday. ICD, which hold stakes in many of Dubai’s top companies including Emirates airline and Emaar Properties, bought a 1.4 percent stake in Dangote Cement last month...

Breaking News:Boko Haram Leader Dismisses Claims Of His Death In New Video

4 years ago /
Security 

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns. "Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath," Shekau said, adding that...

Historical Researcher Michael Paulkovich Claimed 'Jesus Never Existed'

4 years ago /
International News  Religion 

Historical researcher Michael Paulkovich has claimed that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘mythical character’ and never existed. The controversial discovery was apparently made after he found no verifiable mention of Christ from 126 writers during the ‘time of Jesus’ from the first to third centuries. He says he is a fictional character...

Twitter Invests $10 millionTo Understand How People Use Social Networks

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

From organising protests in oppressed countries to sharing viral videos and jokes: People use Twitter to share pretty much everything. And now the Californian company has given $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study exactly how the public uses Twitter to achieve different shared goals. It is hoped...