News

President Jonathan Felicitates With Alaafin On His 76th Birthday

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed his appreciation of the continued support of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III for the Federal Government’s efforts to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in Nigeria. This was made known by Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati Tuesday. Writing to felicitate with the Alaafin...

 

TASUED Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Olusanya Kidnapped

3 years ago /
Education 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Professor Joseph Olusanya, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.More Details Later.........

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $25 Million To Ebola Fight

3 years ago /
Health 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, who is a paediatrician, have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to aid in combating the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In a Facebook post announcing the move, Zuckerberg said the current crisis is at a "critical turning point": We...

Boko Haram Kill 27, Burn Down 70 Houses In Plataeu

3 years ago /
Security 

At least 27 residents died in an attack by gunmen on Bachi District of Riyom Local Government in Plateau, Josephine Piyo, Chairman of the local government has said. The attack occurred Thursday last week and was carried out like Boko Haram attacks on villages in North West Nigeria, local government officials...

 

MTV Base Top Ten Hottest African MCs

3 years ago /
Entertainment 

Check out the list. 1. Cassper Nyovest Hits in the past year: “Doc Shebeleza”, “Gusheshe”, “Phumakim”. The 24 year-old rapper might be beefing with AKA, but what we are more interested in are the hot singalong tracks he keeps dropping. From “Gusheshe” to “Doc Shebeleza” all the way to the current hit “Phumakim”, it’s...

Security Beefed Up At Aso Rock Villa Ahead Of Protests Demanding Release Of Chibok Girls

3 years ago /
Nation 

Security was on Tuesday morning beefed up around the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ahead of a planned protest rally by the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaigners. The BBOG campaigners are pushing for the rescue of the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, on April 15. In a statement by its Media...

2015: Yoruba Youth Congress Endorses Buhari For APC Presidential Ticket

3 years ago /
Politics 

The Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC), a socio-cultural group, on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate. Olalekan Hammed, the National Leader of the group, announced this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Hammed said that the group believed Buhari...

Suarez: Liverpool Would Not Have Challenged For The EPL Title Without Me

3 years ago /
Sports  

Luis Suarez claims Liverpool would never have mounted their unexpected title challenge last season without him. The Uruguay international scored 31 Premier League goals as the Reds finished runners-up to Manchester City and insists he left Anfield a happy man this summer, when a £75million deal took him to Barcelona. That contrasted...

Fayemi Is God Sent To Ekiti State — State Assembly

3 years ago /
Politics 

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has described the outgoing governor of the State as a special gift from God to the people of the State. Some Members of the House of Assembly, who spoke at an executive session in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Monday, said the governor...

Replacing Arsene Wenger Will Be Hard - Gazidis

3 years ago /
Sports  

Arsene Wenger's exit from Arsenal is the biggest test the club will face in the coming years, says Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Wenger this month celebrated 18 years as manager at Arsenal, who need look no further than Manchester United and life after Sir Alex Ferguson to see how difficult it is...

Road Accident Claim 10 Lives In Onitsha

3 years ago /
Environment 

Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State witness a fatal motor accident that claimed about 10 lives, leaving over 20 injured and relations, friends in search of their loved ones at hospitals and morgues. Some of the relations, who spoke with Nigerian Tribune, stated that some of the hospitals visited included,...

 

10,000 New Ebola Cases Expected Per Week By Xmas - WHO

3 years ago /
Health 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned there could be 10,000 new cases of ebola per week within two months. The organisation said that 8,914 cases of ebola have now been reported in west Africa, including 4,447 deaths. WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward told a press conference in Geneva that the...

Tomas Rosicky Adds To Arsenal Injury Crisis With Muscular Problem

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Tomas Rosicky has become the latest Arsenal player to suffer an injury while on international duty. The midfielder was hurt in the Czech Republic’s 2-1 win over Turkey in Istanbul last Friday and he was unable to play in his county’s 4-2 away win over Kazakhstan on Monday night. “I couldn’t...

Synagogue: TB Joshua’s Supporters Besiege Court Say Prophet Innocent As Coroner Set To Visit Site

3 years ago /
Religion 

Many supporters of the founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, besieged the Lagos High Court, on Monday, as the coroner making inquest into the collapsed  structure on the church premises began sitting. The sympathisers, carrying placards with various inscriptions, said the...

President Goodluck Orders Priority Status For Abuja Airport's Second Runway

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the aviation authorities in the country to give immediate top priority status to the proposed construction of the Abuja second runway, for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Aviation, Captain Shehu Usman Iyal, disclosed this to journalists yesterday...

North Korean Leader Reappears Publicly

3 years ago /
International News 

After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse. Now, a new, albeit smaller, mystery has emerged: Why the cane? Kim, who was last seen publicly at a Sept. 3 concert, appeared in...

FG To Stem Outflow Of Public Officers Abroad For Medical Treatment

3 years ago /
Health  Nation 

Federal Government is set to initiate policies aim at stopping the outflow of government officials out of the country for medical reasons. Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health said the Federal Government intended achieving this through the unveiling of the first exhibition of healthcare facilities at the Nigeria Hospitals Exhibition and...

Spain's Catalonia Calls Off Independence Vote

3 years ago /
International News 

The leader of Spain's wealthy Catalonia region on Tuesday called off an independence vote but said an unofficial poll will take place next month to gauge secessionist sentiment. Artur Mas was forced to cancel the Nov. 9 referendum and replace it with a symbolic one on the same day after Spain's...

Di Maria Was Greedy - Ancelotti

3 years ago /
Sports  

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Real Madrid decided to cash in on Angel Di Maria this summer due to the Argentine's hefty wage demands. The versatile midfielder played a key role in Madrid's successful Champions League campaign last term as they at last won La Decima. However, Di Maria was then sold to Manchester United in a...

Police Seal Kaduna State House Of Assembly To Prevent Impeachment Of Speaker

3 years ago /
Politics  Security 

Armed security personnel have sealed the premises of the Kaduna State House of Assembly claiming security reasons; a staff of the assembly has confirmed. According to the source, the instruction to seal the complex was to prevent the likely impeachment of the Speaker of the Assembly, Shehu Tahir, who is loyal...