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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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...

House Of Rep Speaker, Hon Tambuwal Set To Dump PDP

3 years ago /
Politics 

Barring any last minute change, the nationwide “consultations” undertaken by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, to decide his next political direction may finally be revealed, as impeccable sources close to the speaker said he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All...

Former NBA President, Okey Wali Kidnapped In Port Harcourt

3 years ago /
Security 

The immediate past president of the Nigerian Bar Association Okey Wali, SAN was on Saturday night kidnapped by unknown persons in Port Harcourt. Though details of the incident which occurred at about 9pm is still sketch, the NBA has however confirmed it. In a press release sigh by the current president of...

Military Aircraft Crashes In Yola

3 years ago /
Nation 

What would have been a major tragedy in Nigeria’s military circles was yesterday narrowly averted, when a military aircraft crashed at the Yola International Airport. Though the aircraft was damaged, no casualties were recorded as the pilot and other crew members escaped unhurt. Newly sworn in governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Bala...

President Jonathan Flags-off Azura Power Plant

3 years ago /
Nation 

Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the   Occasion of the Flag-off of the Azura Power Plant   Friday 10th October, 2014.  PROTOCOLS  “I am pleased to join you today on this history making occasion as we witness the ground-breaking of the Azura Edo Power Project. This initiative is...

Boko Haram:Colonel, Others Arrested For Burning Army Vehicles

3 years ago /
Security 

A senior officer of the army and a number of his juniors have been accused of sabotage after they allegedly set some armoured vehicles on fire allowing Boko Haram terrorists to have free reign. Military sources reportedly stated that a Colonel and his team who were tasked with pursuing insurgents instead set fire...

Chidiebere Nwakali Loaned To KV Mechelen

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Nigeria youngster Chidiebere Nwakali has been loaned to Belgium league outfit KV Mechelen after failing to make  25 man list for the 2014/2015 Premier League season. The Golden Eaglets’ star who was picked up after a brilliant outing at the 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup was not included in the Citizen’s...

India, Pakistan In New Gunfire In Kashmir

3 years ago /
International News  Security 

India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier on Saturday, Indian military officials said, ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians in the two countries in the worst skirmishes in a decade. After nine days of attacking each other with mortars and heavy machine guns, the...

President Jonathan Commend Nigeria’s Neighbors Over Anti-Terrorism Support

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan friday in Abuja welcomed the renewed support for the war against terrorism coming from Nigeria’s neighbours in the last few days. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted the President as speaking while granting audience to Mr. Emmanuel Ngondet, a Special...

FG Appoints Six New Permanent Secretaries

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoScF), Mr Danladi  Kifasi, who announced the approval yesterday, said that the appointments were made to fill vacant slots. He said that the new postings were...

Ikechukwu Uche Discredits Keshi’s Claim

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Nigeria  international and Villarreal forward Ikechukwu Uche has denied claims by coach Stephen Keshi that he spoke to the Super Eagles secretary Dayo Enebi about getting a South African visa for the Afcon qualifier against Bafana Bafana. Keshi said that he would never beg Uche to play for the Super Eagles in a very comprehensive explanation...

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Worth €1Billion - Mendes

3 years ago /
Sports  

The Portugal star's representative believes the 29-year-old to be history's finest sportsman and is confident he will break his personal goal record this season Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is history's greatest-ever athlete and is worth €1 billion, according to his agent, Jorge Mendes. The Portugal international has scored a staggering 19...

Real Madrid,Barcelona,Manchester United, Tops Forbes World's Most Valuable Sports Brands 2014

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

1. New York Yankees Brand Value 2014: $521 million 2. Real Madrid Brand Value 2014: $484 million 3. Barcelona Brand Value 2014: $438 million 4. Dallas Cowboys Brand Value 2014: $404 million 5. Manchester United Brand Value 2014: $399 million 6. New England Patriots Brand Value 2014: $351 million 7. Bayern Munich Brand Value 2014: $287 million 8. Los Angeles Dodgers Brand Value 2014: $279...

 

Madrid Hospital Staff Quit Over Ebola Fears

3 years ago /
Health  International News 

Concerns about a lack of training and safety standards have left some staff refusing to attend to possible Ebola cases at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital, where the first known person to contract the disease outside west Africa is being treated. Fourteen people are in quarantine at the hospital, including four health...

How Ebola Turned A Guinean Family Tragedy Into A West African Crisis

3 years ago /
Health  International News 

In December last year, near the village of Meliandou in southern Guinea, two-year-old Emile was bitten by one of the fruit bats that fly through west Africa’s skies, often gathering at dusk to roost in trees. In that moment, Emile was destined for a place in history as Patient Zero, the...

Seven Killed In Stampede At Pakistan Political Rally

3 years ago /
International News 

A stampede at an anti-government rally in central Pakistan killed seven supporters of the country's famous former cricketer, now opposition politician, officials and his party said today. It was the second deadly incident related to the campaign of opposition protests led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. In August, Khan launched a bid...

Boko Haram Set Free 10 Chinese workers, Cameroonians, 17 Others

3 years ago /
Security 

Cameroonian president, Paul Biya has said that 27 hostages, including 10 Chinese workers, held by suspected Boko Haram militants have been released. The Chinese nationals were taken hostage close to the Nigerian border town of Waza. Also freed was the wife of Cameroon’s Vice-Prime Minister Amadou Ali. President Paul Biya said that the...