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Breaking: Two US Navy F/A-18 Fighters Have Crashed In Western Pacific, One Pilot Missing

4 years ago /
International News 

Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, today, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. The initial report is that the two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94)...

iPhone 6 Pre-order Rush Crashes Apple's Site

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Apple fans desperate to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus next week can now pre-order the handsets online. And demand was so high overnight, the official Apple store crashed, as did a number of network operator sites, including O2 and EE. Pre-orders...

2015 Elections: INEC To Use Card Readers To Authenticate PVCs

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says its plan to use a card reader to identify authentic permanent voter cards for the 2015 elections has met all necessary security features and has been verified to be full-proof to ensure that the voting process is ninety-nine percent free of rigging. The commission...

PDP Updates Zonal Integration Committee's List Today

4 years ago /
Politics 

The PDP in a statement  by its national publicity secretary, chief Olisa Metuh said the national leadership wishes to apologize to the leaders and critical stakeholders of the party in the south east g-political zones for the un-intended omissions in the published list of the PDP zonal integration committee. Particularly, an...

Ebola: OAU Bars Its Liberian Students From Resuming

4 years ago /
Health 

Sequel to the controversy that generated from the case of a suspected Ebola  infected student at the Obafemi Awolowo university, the vice-chancellor has announced the ban of Liberians students. The vice- chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole at a press conference said "We have asked some foreign students not to...

Ex-Governor Of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff Still Under Probe - Presidency

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has come out and vehemently denied travelling to Chad with a former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, for a meeting with the Chadian President, Idriss Déby, on terrorism issues. The President said he was fully aware of allegations leveled against the former governor, adding that he was...

Three Condemned To Death For 'China's 9/11' Mass Stabbing

4 years ago /
International News 

Three people were condemned to death Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state television said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. The convictions and sentences were handed down by the Intermediate People's Court in Kunming, in...

ENI Chief Executive Under Investigation In Italy Over $1.1bn Nigerian Oil Deal

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Claudio Descalzi, chief executive of Eni, is under investigation in an international bribery case stemming from the $1.1bn acquisition of a Nigerian oilfield in 2011, the Italian state-controlled company said. The announcement by Eni, which denies any “illegal conduct” in the matter, is a significant development in a long-running political and legal drama surrounding...

66,402 Applicants For FG’s 10,000 Housing Units

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

On Thursday the federal government said it had received 66,402 applications for the initial phase of 10,000 mortgage under the Affordable Home Ownership Scheme. The minister of finance, Dr Okonjo-Iweala said all applications would be accommodated to meet the expectation of Nigerians. Within 8 weeks the qualified applicants would be ascertained....

'No Successful Bank Robbery In Lagos Since 2008' - Fashola

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, speaking at the debut of “Both Sides” a political discourse organized by The Kukah Centre, during the week said there has been no successful case of armed robbery on any bank in his state in the last six years. He said since 2008, all robbery...

EPL: Monk And Costa Win August Awards

4 years ago /
Sports  

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has been named the Premier League manager of the month for August and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has won the player award. The Swans won all three of their league fixtures in the first month of the season, including a 2-1 opening-day victory over Manchester United...

United Career Over - Cleverly

4 years ago /
Sports  

Tom Cleverley accepts that his Manchester United career is over and admits that the Old Trafford boo-boys played a part in his exit. The England international midfielder joined Aston Villa on loan shortly after the summer transfer window closed in a move ratified by the Premier League. And the 25-year-old, whose contract...

Welbeck United Scoring Record Poor - Louis Van Gaal

4 years ago /
Sports  

The 23-year-old England international was allowed to join Arsene Wenger’s side in a £16million move on transfer deadline day after United agreed to sign Radamel Falcao. The Dutch coach has come under fire in the wake of Welbeck’s departure with many citing the sale as proof the club has abandoned its...

Airline Boss, Sir Tim Clark Says Malaysian Airline Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided

4 years ago /
International News 

The boss of one the world's fastest growing airlines has told the BBC they would have avoided flying over Ukraine if they had been told that there were high altitude missiles in the area, but the information was never passed on.

Floyd Mayweather, Boxing Superstar Plans to Retire In 2015

4 years ago /
Sports  

The undefeated American is planning on having two more fights after this weekend’s rematch with Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas before retiring in 2015.  “I have only got two more fights after this,” said Mayweather, who is halfway through a six-fight contract with American TV network Showtime. “As of right now my...

Putin Looks To Asia As EU Announces Sanctions

4 years ago /
International News 

President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to boost cooperation with China and former Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. "I believe it is necessary to further improve the efficiency of our interaction to meet the challenges of the time," Putin said at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc, in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

Thibaut Courtois Signs Five-Year Deal With Chelsea

4 years ago /
Sports  

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club. The 22-year-old joined the Blues for an undisclosed fee in July 2011 and spent the next three season on loan at Atletico Madrid where he established himself as one of the best keepers in the world...

Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Killing Of Girlfriend

4 years ago /
International News 

Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star who once commanded stellar heights of international competitition, was found guilty on a charge of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, on Friday after being acquitted of murder charges in the killing of his girlfriend in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013. The judge, Thokozile...

Russia To Face New Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis

4 years ago /
International News 

European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions. The steps are the latest by the United States and the EU following Russia's...

Court Orders Man To Stop Spreading HIV

4 years ago /
Health 

Health officials have obtained a rare court order telling a man who has infected at least eight people with HIV to stop spreading the virus. The Washington state court's order asks the man, who has only been identified as AO, to follow a health department's cease-and-desist order and show up for...