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Rafael Benitez Confirmed As Newcastle's New Coach

1 year ago /
Sports  

Newcastle United has announced the appointment of Rafa Benitez as the Club's new manager. Benitez joins United on an initial three-year deal. The Club can also confirm the appointment of Fabio Pecchia, Francisco de Míguel Moreno, to form Benitez's coaching team. Paul Simpson, Alessandro Schoenmaker and Steve Black will part company with the...

Flash: Gas Explosion Not Bomb Says Central Bank

1 year ago /
Security 

Central Bank  of Nigeria confirms explosion at its Calabar branch, says it was "gas explosion" and not bomb. Many have been reported injured.    More details to follow. ...

China angered as U.S. approves frigate sale to Taiwan

1 year ago /
International News 

China expressed anger on Friday after the U.S. State Department said it had authorized the sale of two surplus U.S. Navy frigates to Taiwan for $190 million, subject to congressional approval, amid rising tension in the South China Sea. China considers self-ruled Taiwan a wayward province, to be brought under its...

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints Peterside DG Of NIMASA

1 year ago /
Niger Delta  Security 

The Presidency this afternoon has announced the appointment of Dakuku Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The announcement of Dakuku as the DG of NIMASA was contained in a statement signed by Yetunde Sonaike, the Director, Public Relations and Ministry of Transportation in...

BREAKING: Reps take over Kogi State Assembly

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday took over the functions of the Kogi State House of Assembly over the crisis that engulfed the assembly in the last one month. This is even as it called on the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase to immediately seal off the assembly since the...

BREAKING: Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation shut down nationwide

1 year ago /
Nation 

Oil workers all over the country have shut down the operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) throughout after the unbundling of the corporation ordered by the state minister of petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu. The members of staff and management of the corporation arrived their various offices on Wednesday morning to...

Campaign Against Shiite Extremism Launched In Lagos

1 year ago /
Nation  Religion  Security 

A group, Nigerians United Against Terrorism and a hash tag #KickAgainstShiiteExtremismTerrorism has been launched to discourage extremism in the country. The President of group, Jude Feranmi who led other members of the group to launch the campaign yesterday in Lagos and Abuja simultaneously said from what he has seen, Shiites are...

Minister Of Labour And Employment Chris Ngige Declares Monday 7th March Mourning Day For Ministry

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has declared today Monday 7th March, 2016 mourning day in the Ministry and its Parastatals as a mark of respect and honour for the late Minister of State Labour and Employment, James Enojo Ocholi (SAN), who died along with his wife...

Breaking: Yunusa Dahiru Arraigned Before Bayelsa Court

1 year ago /
Security 

The alleged abductor of 14 years old Ese Oruru, Yinusa Dahiru was today arraigned before the Federal High Court in Yenagoa on a five count charge of abduction, illicit sex and unlawful canal knowledge among others. The Nigerian Police forced last week rescued Ese Oruru after Nigerians launched a massive #FreeEseOruru...

Sharapova Banned Provisionally From Tennis After Revealing Falling Drugs Test

1 year ago /
Sports  

Maria Sharapova has been banned provisionally from tennis after she revealed on Monday she tested positive at the Australian Open for a recently banned drug that she has been taking for 10 years for health reasons. Sharapova said she had been using a drug called meldonium under the name of mildronate and...

Biafra: Court Declines To Quash Charges Against Kanu

1 year ago /
Nation 

Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to quash the six-count treason charge the federal government entered against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Trial Justice John Tsoho in a ruling yesterday, equally permitted the prosecution to shield the identity of eight witnesses that...

Yobe Deputy Governor, Abubakar Ali Involved In Auto Crash

1 year ago /
Nation 

The deputy governor of Yobe state, Abubakar Ali, was earlier today involved in an auto accident along the busy Kaduna- Kano expressway. According to reports the incident occurred in Daka-Tsalle town, along the Kaduna-Kano expressway. The convoy of Abubakar Ali later proceeded to Kano. The deputy Governor of Yobe was said to...

President Buhari Approves Appointment Of Mrs Adejoke Orelope Adefulire As SSA On SDGS

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammed Buhari approved appointment of former Lagos State Deputy Governor Mrs Adejoke as SSA on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment takes effect immediately.  ...

NNPC pays N85billion into Federation Account – Report

1 year ago /

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has paid N85.96 billion into the Federation Account for January 2016. This is it said is contained in its Monthly Operations and Financial Report for January, released on Sunday in Abuja. The corporation said it made the payment in spite of recording a loss of...

Lagos State Police Command Rescues Three Abducted School Girls

1 year ago /
Security 

The Lagos state police command has rescued the three abducted schoolgirls of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu. The police as part of the rescue mission apprehended the kidnappers in an overnight operation The girls were found at the Igbokuta area of Ikorodu. They are unharmed and were not molested by...

Minister of State for Labour and Employment James Ocholi Dies in Auto Crash

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, James Ocholi (SAN), is dead. He died in a ghastly motor accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday. Mr. Ocholi and his son died on the spot of the accident while his wife who was sin critical condition after the accident died hours later...

Federal High Court Abuja Decline Badeh’s Application For Bail

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday declined an application for bail filed by Alex Badeh former Chief of Defence Staff. Justice James Tsoho ruled in favour of the objection by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the effect that Badeh’s detention was on a subsisting court order. The...

Former Borno Audiotor General Dies in Lagos university Fire Outbreak

1 year ago /
Nation 

The former Auditor General of Borno State, Mallam Abba Kyari died on Thursday in a fire outbreak, inside the lodge of the University’s Vice Chancellor in Lagos. Abba Kyari was visiting the University for the installation of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba El-Kanemi as Chancellor of the University. A...

South Africa Athlete Oscar Pistorius convicted Of Killing girl friend Reeve Steenkamp

1 year ago /
International News 

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has has been convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkanp. The athlete is denied leave to appeal against his conviction for murdering his. The Constitutional Court in South Africa has made the ruling, meaning Pistorius will now be sentenced in April. Pistorius killed Ms Steenkamp...

Ambode Shuts Down mile 12 Market As A Result Of Ethnic Clashes

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the closure of the popular Mile 12 Market and has also imposed curfew on four streets in the area as a result the mayhem that engulfed the area today. The Yoruba and Hausa community in the area clashed earlier today. The clash...


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