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48 Bag First Class Honours As Unilorin Graduates 5,421 Students

4 years ago /
Education 

The University of Ilorin, Kwara state is turning out 48 First Class graduates at this year’s Convocation Ceremonies taking place between Monday, October 20 and Thursday, October 23. A press statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun indicated that the 48 First Class materials are among...

Nigerian Football is Long Dead And Gone - Jay Jay Okocha

4 years ago /
Sports  

Former Nigeria captain Austin Okocha has refused to blame the either the Super Eagles or the head coach Stephen Keshi for their 1-0 defeat to Sudan in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Khartoum. A ferocious header by striker Bakri Abd Elgadir in the closing stages of the first half which left goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama no chance...

Ekiti: APC Must Unravel Fayemi's Mystery Loss - Wole Soyinka

4 years ago /
Politics 

Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the loss of the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in the governorship election as a mystery which the All Progressives Congress must unravel. He said with the various programmes and legacy projects put in place by him, his successor must continue on the...

I Hold No Grudge, I Am Committed To PDP - Olusegun Obasanjo

4 years ago /
Politics 

The former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday explained why he preferred to be active only at the ward level of his party even as he said he bears no grudge against anyone. He however said that he was not happy with the choice of Mr. Buruji Kashamu as the chairman, mobilization...

Wenger Apologises For 'Regrettable' Touchline Row With Mourinho, Insists Chelsea Boss Provoked Him

4 years ago /
Sports  

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has apologised for his touchline clash with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during the 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge. Wenger and Mourinho were involved in a touchline spat during the London derby which saw the Frenchman shove the Portuguese, as well as the pair exchange choice words. The 64-year-old...

Mutiny: Three Convicted Soldiers Appeal Death Verdict

4 years ago /
Nation 

Three of the 12 soldiers recently sentenced to death by the military general court-martial on September 15 for committing mutiny have dragged the Nigerian Army before the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, challenging the capital punishment handed to them. The soldiers, Igomu Emmanuel with service number 09NA/62/1648/LCPL, Stephen Clement, service number...

Liverpool Pip Chelsea And Birmingham To FA Women's Super League Title With Win Against Bristol Academy

4 years ago /
Sports  

Liverpool ladies retained their Women's Super League title in dramatic fashion on Sunday, jumping from third in the table before the final round of fixtures to finish in top spot on goal difference. The Reds knew they had to beat Bristol Academy to stand any chance of keeping hold of their...

2015 Presidency: Buhari Declares Wednesday, Kwankwaso On October 23

4 years ago /
Nation 

General Muhammadu Buhari,APC chieftain and Former presidential candidate of the de­funct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), will on Wednesday, formally declare his interest in the presidential ticket of the main opposition party in the country, All Progressives Congress (APC). The event will hold at the Eagle Square in Abuja. Buhari’s declaration,...

I Do Not Have Ebola, Michael Essien Clarifies Twitter Rumours

4 years ago /
Sports  

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has been forced to deny rumours that he has Ebola. The Ghanaian star, now playing his club football with AC Milan, was left out of his country's squad for a 1-1 draw in the African Cup of Nations qualifier in Guinea. But rumours on...

2015: Women To Get 35% Appointment If I'm Elected Says Maku

4 years ago /
Politics 

Mr. Labaran Maku, Minister of Information has promise to allocate over 35 percent political appointment of women in Nasarawa if elected as Governor of Nasarawa state come 2015. Mr. Maku stated this on Sunday at a reception in his honor, held at Akwanga, Akwanga Local Government Area, Of Nasarawa state, Maku...

Rivers 2015: MOSOP Seek Divine Intervention For Ogoni Governor

4 years ago /
Politics 

As the 2015 general election draw closer, political calculation have increase as the  Ogoni people has resort to divine intervention to ensure that an Ogoni occupies the Rivers State Government House come 2015 after the people of the ethnic nationality launched their governorship bid tagged “Ogoni project 2015″ to God. The...

Robbers Kill Daughter Of Former NFA President, Dominic Oneya In Delta State

4 years ago /
Security 

The daughter of former military administrator of Kano and Benue States and former NFA president, Brigadier General Dominic Oneya, Frances Oneya was shot dead by suspected armed robbers on Friday October 10th after she left a bank in Delta State. Franca Oneya it was learnt that the mother of four whose name...

Senator Saraki Suspends 2015 Presidential Bid In Interest Of Country And Party

4 years ago /
Nation 

Senator Saraki Suspends 2015 Presidential Bid In Interest Of Country And Party according to a statement on his website, "After months of wide but careful deliberations and consultations with my family, friends, political associates and supporters, today, I am announcing the suspension of my Presidential Bid in the interest of...

Three Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

4 years ago /
International News 

A suicide bomber targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Monday, killing one civilian, while another struck an Afghan army patrol in the eastern Nangarhar province, killing two civilians, Afghan officials said. Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Ayub Salangi confirmed the attack in the capital, saying one civilian was killed and three...

Cameroon Paid Boko Haram $400K Ransom, Plus Arms And Ammunition, To Secure Hostage Release

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

It has been learnt that the Cameroonian authorities paid Boko Haram insurgents at least $400,000 in ransom in order to secure the release of Francoise Agnes Moukouri, wife of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali. Boko Haram insurgents had abducted Mrs. Ali in July from the town of Kolofata. The insurgents also seized...

Pistorius Arrives At court For Sentencing Hearing

4 years ago /
International News 

Oscar Pistorius -- the onetime South African sporting hero found guilty of killing his girlfriend but cleared of murder in her death -- returned to court Monday for the hearing that will determine if he's going to prison. The sentencing decision will rest with Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over his high-profile trial and...

 

Seized $9.3 Million Arms Money: Nigeria’s Presidency Defends Oritsejafor

4 years ago /
Security 

Although his private jet was used to illegally ferry $9.3 million cash to South Africa, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor, did no wrong, the presidency has said. The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Communication, Doyin Okupe, stated this on Sunday in Abuja...

Ebola: Health Care Worker Tests Positive At Texas Hospital

4 years ago /
Health 

A Texas health care worker who treated Ebola victim Thomas Duncan before his death has tested positive for the virus, officials say. "We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Mr...

FG Releases N220bn Take-Off Grant For SMEs

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, has stated that over N220 billion has been released by the federal government as take-off grant to support small medium enterprises in the country. Alhaji Namadi Sambo, who stated this yesterday during the official opening of Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize Economic Forum in Uyo said...

National Award Means Nothing To Me At This Age – Pa Akinkunmi

4 years ago /
Nation 

The designer of the Nigerian flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, who was recently honoured by the government with the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) has expressed bitterness at the long years of neglect by previous regimes in Nigeria. Many thought that the old man should be basking in the euphoria of...