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EFCC Closes Case In Trial Of Fani-Kayode

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday closed its case in the trial of Femi Fani-Kayode, charged with money laundering, while serving as Minister of Aviation.

FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal; Ban Stays

3 years ago /
Sports  

FIFA has rejected an appeal from Luis Suarez against his four-month worldwide ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini.

President Goodluck Nominates FRSC Boss Osita Chidoka As Minister

3 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday announced the nomination of the Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ositadinma Benjamin Chidoka (Anambra), as minister-designate and the Acting Director General of the National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu as substantive DG of the commission.

Atletico Madrid Sign Mario Mandžukić On A 4-Year Deal From Bayern Munich

3 years ago /
Sports  

Atlético de Madrid and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of Mario Mandžukić. The Croatian striker successfully underwent the medical examination in Madrid before signing a contract for four years with the Club.

Governor Oshiomhole Recalls Sacked Teachers

3 years ago /
Education 

Edo state government has cancelled the planned competency test for teachers in the state and recalled the 936 teachers who were sacked over certificate discrepancies and age falsification.              

FG Committed To Improve Tertiary Education - President Jonathan

3 years ago /
Education 

President Goodluck Jonathan says the federal government will continue to support and encourage every effort made to grow the university system and other tertiary education institutions in the country.    

Head Of U.S. Counterterrorism Centre To Step Down

3 years ago /
International News 

United States Director of the National Counterterrorism Centre, Matthew G. Olsen is stepping down as director after three years.

Israel Intensify Aerial Attack On Gaza Strip

3 years ago /
International News 

Israeli defences force have intensified its aerial attack on Gaza strip, hitting several hundreds of target in the Hamas control areas, destroying several Hamas target.

Fayose Warns PDP Members Against Disparaging The Party

3 years ago /
Politics 

The new elected governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Peter Fayose, has sounded a note of warning to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and other former senators in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to either align with the on-going reconciliatory moves in the party or be shown the way out.

House Of Reps Passes 2014 FCT Budget As NDDC Budget Passes Second Reading

3 years ago /
Nation 

The 2014 budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission of over N322 billion has scaled the second reading in Nigeria’s House of Representatives.    

Nigerian Army To Court-Martial 18 Soldiers For Attempted Murder and Mutiny

3 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has court martialed 18 soldiers for their involvement in the attempted murder and mutiny in Maimalari military cantonment in Maiduguri.

FG To Tackle Cross-Border Smuggling - President Jonathan

3 years ago /
Nation 

The federal government says it will take a more drastic action against cross-border smuggling.                     

National Conference: Consensus Group Recommends 18% Derivation Formula

3 years ago /

The National Conference Consensus Building Group on the report of the Committee on Devolution of Powers has proposed an upward review of the derivation formula from the current 13% to 18%.  

Man Kills Four Of His Children In Texas Shooting

3 years ago /
International News 

A gunman kills four of his children and two adults before a dramatic three-hour stand-off in a suburban area in Texas.  

Tottenham Keeper, Hugo Lloris Signs New 5-Year Deal

3 years ago /
Sports  

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club.    

Human Rights Lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, Has Died At The Age Of 49

3 years ago /
Oddities 

A prominent Lagos-based human rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, has died in Lagos at the age of 49. Though circumstances surrounding his death were sketchy at press time, sources said that the late lawyer was preparing to travel to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for a case when he suddenly developed certain medical challenge in his residence in Lagos.

Nigeria Football Federation Gets FIFA Ban for Government Interference

3 years ago /
Sports  

The Nigeria Football Federation has been suspended by FIFA’s emergency committee for government interference following the nation’s World Cup ouster. Soccer’s world governing body said its rules require member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties.

Party Materials, Top Politicians ID Cards Found In Boko Haram Camp

3 years ago /
Security 

The federal government yesterday revealed that identity cards belonging to some top politicians as well as party materials were found in the Boko Haram terrorists’ base in Balmo Forest in the Darazo local government area of Bauchi State.

Taraba State Accountant-General Docked For N1.56bn Fraud

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today arraigned the Taraba State Accountant General, Joel Joseph Lenbang, before Justice Donatus Nwabueze Okorowo of the Federal High Court Jalingo for defrauding Taraba State Government to the tune of N1.56 billion. 

ECOWAS Parliament To Work Hand-In-Hand With Court Of Justice - Ekweremadu

3 years ago /

The Economic Community Of West African States, ECOWAS, has said it will continue to address challenges facing the Nigerian business community in Ghana through the instruments of parliamentary diplomacy.