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Chiney Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick

3 years ago /
Sports  

Nigerian born college basketball player, Chineye Ogwumike, has been drafted to the women’s NBA by the Connecticut Sun.

 

Security operatives begin combined investigation on Nyanya bomb blast

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s security agencies have commenced a joint investigation of Monday’s bomb blast in Nyanya that has left about 75 people dead.

 

Speaker Aminu Tambuwal visits bomb blast victims at National Hospital as death toll reaches 75

3 years ago /

The minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu has put the death toll in Monday’s blast at Nyanya at 75.

There was no bomb blast at Jabi park, says park officials

3 years ago /
Nation 

Some Nigerians have begun reacting to the latest bomb explosion in the Federal Capital Territory that claimed yet to be specified number of lives and left several others injured. They want the government to put in place adequate measures to beef up the security in the country.

 

Ukraine to clamp down on separatists

3 years ago /
International News 

The U.S. President urges his Russian counterpart to use his influence to make separatists in eastern Ukraine stand down as the government moves against them.

Boko Haram insurgency is temporal - President Jonathan

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient as his government is working hard to ensure that the Boko Haram menace would soon be a thing of the past. The President spoke in Nyanya a suburb of Abuja, the scene of Monday’s early morning bomb blast that claimed scores of lives. The President expressed government condolence to the families of those who suffered from the incident.

Boko Haram abducts over 100 female students in Borno

3 years ago /
Nation 

Scores of girls have been abducted in an attack on a school in North-East Nigeria, parents say. Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno State, late last night, and ordered the hostel’s teenage residents on to four lorries.  

Rebased GDP: Nigeria still needs assistance from donor agencies - Chichi Okoye

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Oxfam’s country director Nigeria, Chidi Okoye says that the recent rebasing exercise which places Nigeria as the number one economy in Africa and the 26th in the world, does not mean it does not require assistance with poverty reduction from donor agencies. Okoye who made this know yesterday in Abuja added that Nigeria’s agricultural sector remains in dire need of assistance.  

Nyanya bomb blast: Abuja residents condemn the attack

3 years ago /
Nation 

Residents of Abuja, the Nigerian capital have condemned the bomb attack at Nyanya motor park in the early hours of Monday, in which scores of people were killed.                                 

PHCN in huge debts

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, has liabilities of over N752 billion as at the end of March 2014.           

Nyanya bomb blast: Nigerians ask for a better approach to governance and leadership

3 years ago /
Nation 

As reactions continue to pour in over the Monday morning blast in Nyanya, Abuja, some Nigerians say there is urgent need to rethink what governance and leadership is all about.

 

Nigeria Basketball league: Kano Pillars maintain unbeaten run

3 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria/Dstv Premier Basketball men’s league champions, Kano Pillars have remained unbeaten in the 2014 season 

London Marathon results 2014: Wilson Kipsang wins; Mo Farrah finishes 8th

3 years ago /
Sports  

World record holder, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a new course record of two hours, four minutes and twenty nine seconds to win the 2014 London marathon on Sunday.

Security operatives in Nigeria on 'red alert' after Nyanya park bomb attack

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria police says it is now on red alert. Speaking with journalists at the scene of the latest Abuja bomb explosion, the police spokesman, Frank Mba said security in and around Abuja has been strengthened with attention being focused on public places and government buildings.

Indian party leader expresses sympathy for three men who gang-raped student to death

3 years ago /
International News 

The mother of a student who was fatally gang-raped on a bus has strongly criticized a senior Indian politician Mulayam Singh Yadam who described the three convicted multiple rapists as "poor fellows" who had made "mistakes".

Omagh bombing suspect Seamus Daly remanded in custody

3 years ago /
International News 

A man accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bombing in Ireland has been remanded in custody.

British PM, David Cameron speaks about his Christian faith

3 years ago /
International News 

British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of the "peace" and "guidance" he finds in his Christian faith.

Pope Francis apologises for abuses done to children by clergy

3 years ago /
International News 

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "evil" damage to children caused by sexual abusers in the clergy.

Kenyan army rescue two aid workers from Al-Shabab

3 years ago /

Two aid workers have been rescued by the Kenyan army after being kidnapped by Somali militant group Al-Shabab in 2011.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Papau New Guinea

3 years ago /

 A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has been recorded off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island.