Friday March 6th, 2015

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Presidential Election: It’s still a Jonathan affair in Ekiti

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By   22 hours ago

With the 2015 elections becoming more and more interesting and tension heightening more than ever before, RAPHAEL OGBONNAIYE takes a look at the factors that may determine who wins the presidential election in Ekiti state   Fourteen political parties have presented presidential candidates preparatory to the 2015 presidential election. However, there are only two serious […]

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We did not attack Accord Party’s rally — Oyo APC

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By ,   22 hours ago

…Wants police to prosecute the perpetrators   The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter has debunked allegation that its members attacked the Accord Party rally in Odinjo area of Ibadan last Sunday. The state chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke while addressing journalists yesterday in Ibadan declared that the police should make sure […]

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Fresh ideas key to effective representation — Lawmaker

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By ,   22 hours ago

A member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly for Eket constituency, Mr Bassey Etienam has said that fresh ideas and not ideologies remained the solution for effective representation in the country. Etienam who is also the Eket Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC said in Uyo yesterday that most political ideologies […]

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A’Ibom Guber: 150 groups endorse Senator Esuene

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By ,   22 hours ago

The quest by Senator Helen Esuene to be governor of Akwa Ibom in this month’s gubernatorial election received a boost as no less than 150 grassroots groups have declared their support for her candidature. Esuene who is the governorship candidate of the Labour Party is also the only female candidate in the race got the […]

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Zamfara APGA Guber candidate to create 50,000 jobs if elected

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By ,   22 hours ago

The Zamfara state All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate, Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has promised to create over 50,000 jobs for the state teeming youths before the end of his first term in office if elected governor. Shinkafi made the pledge yesterday during the interactive session with members of Trade Union Congress, Zamfara State branch […]

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Wike to establish Special Scholarship Scheme for Kula and Oceania communities

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By   22 hours ago

Rivers State PDP governorship candidate, Barrister Nyesom Wike has declared that he would institute a special scholarship scheme for the people of Kula Kingdom in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area. Addressing the Oceania communities of Kula Kingdom, Barrister Wike said he would make the development of the area a special priority in order to address the […]

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FG, oil marketers meet on aviation fuel price

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By   22 hours ago

In an effort to attain harmony, operational efficiency in the aviation industry, and forestall a repeat of what is happening in the road sector where fuel scarcity is being experienced by motorists, the federal government and major oil marketers met to strike a balance. The meeting was held yesterday in Abuja when the Minister of […]

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A’Ibom expresses readiness to privatise Power Plant

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By ,   22 hours ago

Akwa Ibom state government has said that it is disposed to privatising the Ibom Power Plant in Ikot Abasi council area of the state, Senior Special Adviser on Investment and Industrialization, Chief Senas Ukpana has said. Ukpana who disclosed this during a media palely with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of […]

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West African Capital Markets to be integrated Q1

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By   22 hours ago

Capital markets operating in the West African sub-region would be integrated by the first quarter of 2016. This was disclosed by the Chairman, Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Dr. Suleyman Ndanusa while speaking shortly after the opening session of the 5th meeting of the West African Capital Markets Integration Council, WACMIC in […]

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Nigerian Stocks stumble after 10.98% gains in 14days

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By ,   22 hours ago

THE equities market closed on a negative note yesterday, as NSE ASI depreciated by -0.82% to close at 30,365.05 basis points, compared with the +0.05% appreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date, YTD returns currently stands at -12.38%. The stocks market stumbled after 10.98% gains in 14days. Market breadth closed positive as Oando led 16 gainers against […]

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Fourth “Best Sub-Custodian” award cements Stanbic IBTC sector leadership

By ,   22 hours ago

STANBIC IBTC Bank has been named the “Best Sub-Custodian” in Nigeria for 2014. This would be the fourth consecutive year the bank is winning the coveted award by the London-based Global Finance magazine. The bank won the same award in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Describing the latest award as an inspiration to strive for even […]

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‘Police lack weapons to secure seaports’

By ,   22 hours ago

The Commissioner of Police Eastern Port Command, James Caulcrick, has said that his command lacks adequate arms and ammunitions to effectively police the port. Caulcrick lodged this complaint to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Maritime Command, Kalafite Adeyemi, when she visited the zone during an on an official visit. The Commissioner told the […]

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Blatter urges Iran to allow women into stadiums

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By   7 hours ago

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Iran to end its ban on women watching football matches, describing the situation as intolerable. “When I traveled to Iran in November 2013, I was not only confronted with huge popular enthusiasm from football but also a law forbidding women from attending football matches,” he wrote in FIFA’s weekly […]

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Chelsea offer Matic new bumper deal

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By   8 hours ago

NEMANJA MATIC has been handed a new £4.8million-a-year contract by Chelsea. The Serbian midfielder will put pen to paper on the new deal, which is worth around £93,000 a week, in the next few days. Matic has been a revelation this season with his displays in defensive midfield as Chelsea have led the way in […]

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LVG denies rift with Giggs

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By   8 hours ago

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted there is no rift with his assistant manager Ryan Giggs and reacted angrily when questioned about their working relationship. Giggs’ lack of reaction to United’s winner at Newcastle was captured on television – while by contrast van Gaal shouted and gesticulated in celebration. Asked about their relationship, […]

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Gabriel Paulista ruled out for 3 weeks

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By   10 hours ago

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has been ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring problem. The Brazilian, a £16m signing from Villareal, was injured in Wednesday’s 2-1 Premier League win at QPR. Arsenal travel to Manchester United on Monday in the FA Cup quarter-final. “It’s a special intensity because it’s between two teams […]

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Chelsea in £2.3m deal to sign Romanian youngster

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By   10 hours ago

Chelsea have agreed terms on £2.3million deal for Romanian teenage right back Cristian Manea. The 17-year-old, who plays for Viitorul Constanta, has already made his debut for the national side when he played against Albania last May. Manea doesn’t turn 18 until August but Chelsea have moved quickly to secure him after interest from Arsenal, […]

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Ronaldo world richest footballer

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By   1 day ago

Cristiano Ronaldo is the wealthiest footballer in the world with a personal fortune of £152m – some £7m more than his rival Lionel Messi. After an outstanding 2014 which saw Ronaldo inspire Real Madrid to Champions League success and win the Ballon d’Or, he has increased the wealth gap to the Barcelona and Argentina star. […]

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5 Kano Pillars’ player shot by armed robbers

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By   22 hours ago

Nigeria Premier League Champions, Kano Pillars were yesterday attacked by armed robbers in Abaji, an outskirts of Abuja on their way to Owerri to honour their week I match against the Naze Millionaires. Idris Malikawa, Media Officer of the team said that the incidence happened about 1pm yesterday and the travelling contingent from Kano have […]

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Supersand Eagles to play Ghana today

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By   22 hours ago

Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles will play Ghana’s Beach Soccer National Team today in their first outing at the Power Horse Invitational Tournament in Durban, South Africa. The Nigeria delegation, led by NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, arrived in Durban on Wednesday morning. The 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup quarter-finalists will file out against the […]

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Reps query NFF over $9m FIFA cash

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By   22 hours ago

Nigeria’s House of Representatives have frowned at the manner in which the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has put to use about $9 million released recently by FIFA as part of the country’s proceed from 2014 World Cup participation. Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Hon Godfrey Gaiya, who spoke in Abuja shortly after the National Sports […]

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Obasanjo @ 78, engages Amosun, others in football match

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By   22 hours ago

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently turned 78. To mark the occasion, the former president engaged the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and others in a football match. The match was played at the M.K.O. Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, which is just a few metres from the Hilltop Mansion residence of […]

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Pinnick heaps praises on Mba

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By   22 hours ago

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has spared no words in praising FIFA Technical Advisor on refereeing, Mr. Linus Mba. Mba, a former international referee, is also consultant to the Nigeria Football Federation on refereeing and a former member of the CAF Referees Committee. “I must use this opportunity to say big ‘Thank You’ to Mr. Linus […]

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Anyansi praises Enyimba’s resilience after win over Buffles in Cotonou

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By   2 days ago

Enyimba FC chairman, Felix Anyansi-Agwu has thumbed up his players who improved on their first leg match in Aba to secure an away win over their opponents in the Caf Champions League preliminary round. The People’s Elephant went into the second leg tie against Buffles du Borgou with a 3-0 lead and they bagged a […]

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Stakeholders task movie directors on professionalism

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By   2 weeks ago

Stakeholders in the entertainment industry have challenged movie directors to add professionalism and excellence in the production of movies in the country. Dr. Isaiah Ilo, lecturer of Theatre Arts, University of Abuja said directing “is the bedrock of any production, either stage play or movie as the case may be.’’ “The director is seen as […]

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Femi Kuti urges Nigerian leaders to shun corruption

By   2 weeks ago

Femi Kuti, a musician and son of legendary Afro beat musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has urged leaders in the country to shun corruption and implement programmes that would develop the country. Kuti made the call in an interview during the celebration of the 2014 edition of Felabration. Felabration is a ceremony to celebrate the life and […]

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Abuja artistes get entwined in dance-drama

By   2 weeks ago

Lovers of the theatre got entwined into a dance-drama show which took place in Abuja recently. It is no wonder that this genre of entertainment has been off the scene especially in Abuja for some time. It is in this light that theatre artistes in Abuja brought life to stage as they took their audience […]

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Jazzman Olofin returns with ‘Omo Aiyee’

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By   2 weeks ago

Veteran Nigerian musician, Jazzman Olofin is back with a new street anthem titled ‘Omo Aiyee’ featuring Rasta CPT, a UK-based Reggae Dub Maestro. JazzMan, one of the veteran stars who thrilled fans at the just-concluded Hennessy Artistry season, is making a return to mainstream music after a hiatus lasting a few years with this K-Solo […]

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We are using pageantry to promote Nigeria’s rich culture — Desmond Agboola

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By   2 weeks ago

It is no longer  news that Queen of Aso beauty pageant has come and gone, but what is more interesting is the vital role the beauty pageant has been playing in promoting Nigeria’s cultural heritage and unity. In an interview with Nigerian Pilot the director of the beauty pageant, Mr. Desmond Agboola  said “the beauty […]

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Joke Silva, M.I, Davido, others for NEC 2015

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By   2 weeks ago

The third edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference will hold in Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday, April 22, according to a statement issued recently by the organisers, NET Newspapers Limited. The umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment sector, which debuted in 2013, will see everyone come together again at Eko Hotels in Lagos, for a full day […]

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