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Over 500,000 Jobs Created In First 6 Months Of The Year - NBS

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Nigerians are yet to see significant results from government’s several employment generation efforts, as the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) estimated yesterday that only about 500,224 jobs were generated within the first half (H1) of 2014, a record lower than the 652,075 jobs reported for the corresponding period of 2013 and the 511,691 recorded in H2 2013.

FIBA World Cup Last Eight Emerges

3 years ago /
Sports  

The last eight of the Spain 2014 FIBA world cup has emerged following the completion of the round of sixteen matches at the weekend.

Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

3 years ago /
International News 

Four Peruvian tribal leaders have been killed on their way to a meeting to discuss ways to stop illegal logging.

Ukraine Crisis: EU Adopts New Sanctions On Russia

3 years ago /
International News 

European Union member states have formally adopted new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Van Gaal Will Be A Success At Manchester United - Sir Bobby Charlton

3 years ago /
Sports  

Sir Bobby Charlton is confident that Louis van Gaal will soon be presiding over a successful Manchester United team, describing the current campaign as ‘a great adventure.’    

FIFA Acknowledges Steps Taken By NFF To Resolve Crisis

3 years ago /
International News 

There is cheering news for Nigerian football as FIFA has accepted the moves made to enforce its request for the Chris Giwa-led faction to quit the Glass House and allow the general secretary take charge of affairs pending when new elections are held.

New Government Is Milestone For Iraq - U.S.

3 years ago /
International News 

The United State has hailed the creation of a new government in Iraq as a major milestone and a crucial step towards defeating the militant group, Islamic State (IS).

FG Considers Housing Project For Veterans, Heroes Widows

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has revealed that it is considering a housing project for veterans in the Nigerian military and widows of fallen heroes.

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Rises To 2,296

3 years ago /
Health 

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak has now risen to at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases, the World Health Organisation has announced. 

Boko Haram: Emir Of Mubi Flees To Yola

3 years ago /
Security 

Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu has relocated to Yola in the late hours of Monday night as Boko Haram inch closer to the second biggest city in Adamawa State. Source close to the Palace revealed that the Emir who had earlier stayed put finally caved in to pressure from security forces and left for Yola in a military convoy around 11 pm.

Facebook Joins Exclusive $200B Club

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Facebook (FB), the No. 1 social networking company, can now brag it’s one of the few companies worth $200 billion or more. Facebook is worth more than IBM.    

ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Meet In Ghana

3 years ago /
International News  Security 

The Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, will hold its 34th Ordinary Session from Sept. 9 to 11 in Ghana.

FG Reopens First Consultant Hospital Where Sawyer Died

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has reopened First Consultant Hospital in Obalende, Lagos where Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the first case of Ebola in Nigeria, died from complications of the disease. 

Cement, Paper, Metal Lead 121% Jump In Manufacturing Output In 12 Months

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Manufacturing sector output rose 121 percent year-on-year to N483.53 billion in the second half of 2013 (H2 2013) against the N218.64 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2012, latest data released by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have shown.

Nigerian Graduate Who Held Up Sign Advertising Himself At Waterloo Station Handed Dream Job

3 years ago /
Oddities 

A graduate who held up a sign advertising his skills to commuters at Waterloo Station has landed his perfect position after his direct approach to job hunting paid off.  

Michael Schumacher Leaves Hospital

3 years ago /
Sports  

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home. Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, says the seven-time champion from Germany has made "progress" since a skiing accident in December put him in a coma. Kehm says progress has been made over recent weeks and months but Schumacher still has "a long and difficult road ahead." Schumacher has been hospitalized in Lausanne since June, after six months at a hospital in France. He lives in Gland, near Geneva.

World's Most Expensive Video Game Goes On Sale

3 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

It is predicted to be the biggest video game of 2014 and cost a staggering £310 million ($500 million) to make.

Boko Haram: Obasanjo's Son In A Stable Condition

3 years ago /
Security 

A spokesman of former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo says Adebayo Olusegun is in a stable condition after being shot while fighting with Boko Haram Sect.

British PM Cameron And Opposition Leader Miliband To Head To Scotland Ahead Of Referendum

3 years ago /
International News 

Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband said in a joint statement they would travel to Scotland on Wednesday as polls show those for and against independence evenly split ahead of next week's referendum.    

Ebola: Doctors Reject September 22 Schools’ Resumption Date

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s directive to schools to resume on September 22 as against October 12.