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Service Chiefs, NSA, Kifasi For National Honours

3 years ago /
Nation 

The president, Goodluck Jonathan has approved 2013/2014 National Honours award to 305 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with Service Chiefs and other top Security Chiefs leading the way. The approved list, was announced on Thursday in a statement signed by the Director(Special Duties Office), Mr. Adeyemo Tunde, for the Secretary to the Government...

China Announces $32.54m New Package For Combating Ebola

3 years ago /
Health 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Thursday in New Delhi, announced 32.54 million dollars aid package for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to combat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). He said during his state visit to India that the aid would include cash, food and materials. Jinping said that his country would also provide...

Rising Inflation May Justify Further Monetary Tightening As MPC Meets Today

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Given rising inflation seen for the sixth consecutive month to 8.5 percent in August, expectations are high that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could raise benchmark rates or at best maintain the status quo as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) begins its two days meeting today. Nigeria’s inflation which is...

MFBs’ 45.70% PAR Puts Depositor Confidence, N220bn MSMEDF At Risk

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The N220 billion Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development fund, along with depositor confidence, may be at risk as microfinance banks’ Portfolio-At-Risk (PAR) remain 45.70 percent, higher than the prescribed maximum ratio of 5 percent. Although the figure declined from 61.9 percent, where it stood as at December 2012, available...

Sierra Leone To Have 3 Days Ebola Lockdown

3 years ago /
Health 

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone prepared Thursday for an unprecedented three-day nationwide lockdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus in a controversial move which experts claimed could worsen the epidemic. The population of six million will be confined to their homes from midnight (0000 GMT) going into Friday...

Energy Firms Seen Raising Equity Capital To Moderate Debt

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Energy firms active in the oil and gas and power sector are seen approaching the Nigerian capital markets in the near future to raise equity to help pay down expensive debt incurred during asset purchases. “Many energy companies will seek equity funding to moderate debt that asset buyers have on their...

Raphael Varane Signs Extension To His Real Madrid Contract

3 years ago /
Sports  

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2020. The France international's previous deal still had three years to run but he has now decided to prolong his stay in the Spanish capital. "Real Madrid announce the extension of the contract...

Nigeria Begins Implementation Of 35% Levy On Imported New Vehicles

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

In compliance to the new fiscal policy on imported vehicles as directed by the Federal Government, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has commenced full implementation of the 70 percent tariff on imported vehicles. The automotive policy, allows for an importer to pay 35 percent duty and 35 percent levy on imported...

 

Photo Of The Day

3 years ago /
Oddities 

Baby hamadryas baboons reach for milk bottles at a zoo...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Leaves Cardiff City By Mutual Consent

3 years ago /
Sports  

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has left Cardiff City by mutual consent after nine months as manager, following their disappointing start to the season. The 41-year-old leaves the club in 17th position in the Championship after three defeats from seven games following their relegation from the Premier League. Solskjaer was appointed in January in...

Man Dies Attempting To Rape Housewife

3 years ago /
Security 

A man died while attempting to rape a house-wife in Gidan Kaso village in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Daily Trust gathered. The housewife was said to have held on to the manhood of the suspected rapist until he died. A resident of the village, Kabir Sani, said the...

Australian Raids Foil Alleged ISIS Terror Plot In Sydney

3 years ago /
International News 

Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Abbott said there was a "serious risk from a terrorist attack" days after Australia raised...

Woman Turns Breast Milk Into Jewellery

3 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

Forget a lock of hair or a hand print, the new way to remember your newborn is with jewellery made from breast milk. Designed by mother-of-three Allicia Mogavero founder of Mommy Milk Creations, the bizarre keepsakes encase the mother's milk in a variety of pendants, rings and bracelets. Alicia enjoyed breastfeeding her...

First British Volunteer Injected With Trial Ebola Vaccine In Oxford

3 years ago /
Health  International News 

A woman in Oxford has become the first British volunteer to be injected with an experimental Ebola vaccine, which, if it works, will be fast-tracked for use in west Africa. In an unprecedented move, the untested vaccine has already gone into mass production. Some 10,000 doses are being manufactured by the British drug...

Scientists Discover Brain Surgery Done 2,300 Years Ago

3 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

Scientists have discovered evidence of 2,300-year-old surgical procedure on two ancient skulls. The skulls, unearthed in the Altai Mountains of Siberia, belonged to the Pazyryk nomadic tribe and showed clear signs of recovery after brain surgery. Using similar tools and techniques, scientists now plan to recreate the same, high-risk procedure - albeit...

Texas Executes Woman for Starvation Of 9-Year Old Boy

3 years ago /
International News 

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m....

Casillas, Become First Real Madrid Player To Appear In 16 Editions Of The European Cup

3 years ago /
Sports  

The goalkeeper has not missed a single season in the continent's elite competition since making his debut in 1999. Iker Casillas started in the match against FC Basel and thus played in the European Cup for a 16th season. As such, the goalkeeper has now become the Real Madrid player to...

House Of Representatives Summon Diezani, NNPC GMD, NUPENG Over Strike

3 years ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over the ongoing strike by oil workers in the country. Also summoned were the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Joseph Dawah, the leadership of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff...

Boko Haram Kills Pa Wazintu, Adamawa Acting Governor's Uncle

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Boko Haram insurgents reportedly killed the uncle of the acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri. This sad incidence took place last week following an attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in his Madagali residence in the state. Pa Wazintu, the 75-year-old father of Mr. Tanko Wazintu, was...

China’s Li Na Set To Announce Retirement, According To Reports

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

China’s two-time grand slam winner Li Na is set to announce her retirement, according to widespread reports in her home country. State broadcaster CCTV claims world number six Li, who won the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open singles titles, has chosen to hang up her racquet due to knee...