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Sharapova progresses to the next round of the Australian Open

5 years ago /
Sports  

World number three, Maria Sharapova overcome a high temperature to advance into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 victory over Italian Karin Knapp at the Hisense arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Nadal and Federer excel in Australian Open

5 years ago /
Sports  

World number one, Rafael Nadal continued his impressive start in the Australian Open as he progressed into the third round of the tournament with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis Thursday

Former Sports Minister calls on the FG to release funds early for the Olympics

5 years ago /
Sports  

Former Sports Minister Samaila Sambawa has appealed to the federal government to quicken the process of releasing the 2014 budget to enable the Sports Ministry prepare Team Nigeria adequately for the 2014 Commonwealth games.

Upcoming matches in the African Nations Championship, CHAN

5 years ago /
Sports  

The 2014 African Nations Championship, CHAN, continues today in Group B as Uganda hopes to make it their second consecutive victory when they face Zimbabawe in Group B.

Updates on the African Nations Championship, CHAN

5 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s Super eagles bounced back from the opening game loss to Mali to beat Mozambique by four goals to two in their second at the Africa Nations Championship, CHAN in Capetown.

Director General of National Teachers Institute calls for better quality of teachers

5 years ago /
Education 

The Director General of the National Teachers Institute, Ladan Sharehu has called for the continued strengthening of science and national teachers training in the country.

FG approves N1.9 billion for Onitsha, New Haven transmission line

5 years ago /

The Nigerian government has earmarked one point nine billion naira to upgrade the  746 km Onitsha new haven, 330kv transmission line.

Maiduguri bomb blast update

5 years ago /
Security 

Calm is gradually returning to Maiduguri metropolis, north-east Nigeria, where bomb explosions killed many people in a major market on Tuesday.

Nigerians cheer as western nations criticize anti-gay marriage law

5 years ago /
Nation 

Days after President Goodluck Jonathan signed the anti-gay bill into law, opinions have been divided on the fourteen year jail term for same sex marriage and ten years imprisonment for members or for support of gay organizations.

Federal High Court sacks APGA's exco

5 years ago /
Politics 

The  National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, led by national chairman Victor Umeh has been sacked by the court.

National Assembly warns Nigerian students against considering Cyprus university

5 years ago /
Education 

Chairman House Committee on Diaspora, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa has raised concerns on moves by authorities of the Cyprus International University, North Cyprus to lure Nigerian students to the school.

Inspector General of Police reacts to the shooting of Senator Magnus Abe in Rivers state

5 years ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Abubakar has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident of last Sunday in Rivers state where the police was alleged to have shot Senator Magnus Abe.

Details of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration

5 years ago /
Security 

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday led prominent Nigerians including Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate president, David Mark, Speaker of the House of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and service chiefs in laying wreath to commemorate this year’s armed forces remembrance day.  

Vice President Namadi Sambo addresses newsmen over PDP meeting

5 years ago /
Politics 

Confusion and uncertainty characterized at least, three different meetings of the Peoples Democratic Party at the presidential villa on Wednesday.

Experts express doubts over Jonathan's transformation agenda

5 years ago /
Nation 

Agricultural experts have begun to raise doubts as to the seriousness of the President’s plans to transform the agricultural sector.

David Ferrer advances to the second round at the Australian Open

5 years ago /
Sports  

World number three David Ferrer defeated Colombia’s Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, to advance into the second round of the Australian Open.

Killing of twins: Orphanage owner accuses FG of not doing enough

5 years ago /
Oddities 

There is a growing denial of the existence of the cultural practice of killing twins at infancy in some communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Abuja residents hail power supply under private investors

5 years ago /

With a population of over 160 million people, the nation’s electricity generation capacity still hovers around 4,000 megawatts which energy experts say is a far cry from what can service the entire nation.

NUGA games 2014 to begin in February

5 years ago /
Sports  

The 24th Nigeria University Games, MUGA, earlier scheduled to hold in 2013 will now begin on February 12 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state.

 

Date for the NWFL Congress set for February 1

5 years ago /
Sports  

The general congress of the board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has been scheduled for Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.