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Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls 'shown' In New Boko Haram Video

3 years ago /
Nation 

A new video released by Islamist militants Boko Haram claims to show around 100 girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria last month.  

Godswill Akpabio does minor cabinet reshuffle

3 years ago /
Nation 

In this latest development, Bassey Albert and Effiong Abia have been dropped by His Excellency.

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.  

Senate confirms Godwin Emefiele, Bulkachuwa

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Godwin Emefiele as the new Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and the appointment of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the new President of the Court of Appeal.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN SACKS MINISTER OF SPORTS, BOLAJI ABDULLAHI

3 years ago /
Nation  Sports  

President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi of his job.  

MILITARY IMPOSES DUSK-TO-DAWN MOVEMENT RESTRICTION IN ADAMAWA

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigerian troops operating in northeast state of Adamawa have reviewed the curfew period imposed on Michika and Madagali local government areas of the state.  

FORMER FCT MINISTER, 100 OTHERS ESCAPE DEATH

3 years ago /
Transport  

Former Minister of the FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai along with about a hundred passengers escaped death when a Boeing 737 plane belonging to Aero Contractors had a minor accident during landing yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Lagos.

ASUU PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF 5-MONTH STRIKE

4 years ago /
Education 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has announced the suspension of the strike that has shut down government-owned tertiary institutions for over 5 months now

"JONATHAN WILL CONTEST IN 2015" - LABARAN MAKU

4 years ago /
Politics 

The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, yesterday, declared that President Goodluck Jonathan will be contesting in 2015. He bluntly announced that the North should stop agitating for a Northern Presidency as Jonathan is in need of another term to fully implement his transformation agenda.t

CRISTIANO RONALDO SETS YET ANOTHER RECORD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

4 years ago /
Sports  

Real Madrid put the seal on a fine Champions League group-stage campaign as they won 2-0 at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday - even if Cristiano Ronaldo did miss a penalty in the process.   Carlo Ancelotti's men have topped Group B by some distance and finish with 16 points from 18 after a record-breaking night.

"NO REASON FOR STRIKE TO CONTINUE" - DOYIN OKUPE

4 years ago /
Education 

In, perhaps one of the most shocking developments in the 5-month old ASUU strike, the Federal Government, yesterday, redacted the ultimatum given to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resume on the 9th of December or face mass sack. The excuse given for this rather stunning reversal was that substantial compliance was recorded from members of the union, therefore rendering any strict action on the part of the Federal government unfair. 

SPORTS: David Moyes admits Manchester United has been inconsistent

4 years ago /
Sports  

Manager David Moyes says he takes "complete responsibility" for Manchester United's recent defeats but is confident the devils will improve.

SPORTS: GUARDIOLA EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER BAYERN'S MATCH AGAINST MAN-CITY

4 years ago /
Sports  

In one of the most anticipated matches of the week, Bayern Munich will be facing the English team, Manchester United on Tuesday.  the highly anticipated match has both parties expressing concern as neither side can be considered a walk over for the other.

USA: RESIDENTS BLOCK GOOGLE INC BUS IN PROTEST AGAINST INFLUX OF GOOGLE EMPLOYEES

4 years ago /
International News 

 A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city.

UKRAINE: PRESIDENT AGRESS TO TALKS WITH OPPOSITION

4 years ago /
International News 

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.

Thailand Protest Update: Thai Prime Minister pleads with protesters as her eyes well up in tears

4 years ago /
International News 

Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.

Israel approves detention without charges for African migrants

4 years ago /
International News 

Israel's parliament has moved to ensure African migrants who enter the country illegally can be held without charge, despite a Supreme Court ruling that had struck down a previous detention law.

AT LEAST 48 BILLION DOLLARS FEARED MISSING FROM NIGERIA'S FEDERATION ACCOUNT

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

In yet another controversy surrounding the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the Central bank Governor has taken decisive measures to ensure that proper investigations be carried out into the activities of the organization.

PDP CRISIS:"WE WILL NEVER RETURN TO PDP" - G5 GOVERNORS

4 years ago /
Politics 

The meeting which held on Sunday between the Peoples Democratic Party Governors and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan failed to achieve its aim of an amicable resolution.

"YOU ARE CORRUPT!" - TAMBUWAL TELLS EFCC

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday, spoke words that sent shivers up the spine of all those who have in one way or another engaged in corrupt practices in the country. The Honorable Speaker bluntly accused the executive arm of government of paying lip service to the fight against corruption.