Saturday August 23rd, 2014

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Insecurity: Customs intercept arms concealed in bags of rice

Ogun State command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it has intercepted a cache of 1, 480 cartridges of live ammunition concealed in 15 bags of imported rice during a […]

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N22bn fraud: Probe of Edo govt officials begins

The Economic and Financial crimes commission, EFCC has officially commence the probe against some officials of Edo state government particularly the ministry of Local Government Affairs over allegations of fraud, […]

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Mimiko dumps LP for PDP

After months of speculation, the Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko yesterday formally declared his intention to join the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. With the development, Mimiko has dumped […]

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Brent crude falls toward 14-month low below $102

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Brent crude oil fell below $102 a barrel on Thursday, near a 14-month low, on plentiful fuel supplies and as Chinese economic data pointed to slowing demand, although prices steadied […]

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Brand S/Africa identifies Nigeria as key market for Africa prog

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As the relationship between South Africa and Nigeria continue to grow, Brand South Africa, the agency responsible for creating positive and compelling brand image for the country has identified Nigeria […]

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FG lauds Globacom’s support for NURTW insurance scheme

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Federal government has commended one of the country’s leading mobile telecommunication firms, Globacom for powering the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW insurance scheme. Minister of Labour and Productivity, […]

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FG to empower 1.8m through schools’ agric prog

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Federal Government has disclosed its resolve to impact a total of 1,776,000 household members through the presidential initiative on schools agriculture programme. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Schools […]

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ITF partners SURE-P to train 2m youths annually

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Determined to meet its target of training two million Nigerian youths every year, the Industrial Training Fund, ITF has entered into partnership with the Subsidy Reinvestsment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P. […]

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Microsoft, GIZ to recycle mobile phones in Nigeria

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Microsoft Mobile Devices Group and Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ GmbH have entered into a partnership aimed at researching the current practices of repairing, reusing, refurbishing, trade of parts and […]

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Political parties and internal democracy

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With the 2015 general elections almost at hand, DOZIE ONWUZULIGBO looks at how internal democracy or lack of it can make or mar some political parties As the country gradually […]

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2015: Etiebet wants consensus in A’Ibom PDP guber primaries

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A member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Don Etiebet has called for the use of consensus in October’s gubernatorial primaries of the party in Akwa Ibom to avoid […]

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A’Ibom not part of proposed Oil Rivers State- Nkanga

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A former military governor of Akwa Ibom and member of the National Conference, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), has said that no part of Akwa Ibom would be included in […]

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Adamawa guber poll: President has no anointed candidate – Marwa

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An aspirant for the Adamawa governorship bye-election, Brig Gen Buba Marwa (rtd) has said President Goodluck Jonathan has no anointed candidate for the election. Marwa told newsmen in an interview […]

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Imo 2015: ‘Iheanacho not romancing with Okorocha’

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By   1 day ago

The Director General of Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho’s campaign organization, Dr. Anthony Ihedoro, has dismissed insinuations that his principal, Capt Iheanacho, who is a frontline aspirant under the platform of the […]

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We’ll adopt Osun style in Adamawa –APC guber aspirant

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One of the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial aspirants, Alhaji Dahiru Bobo has said that the people of Adamawa will adopt the Osun style in the forthcoming Adamawa bye-election. Alhaji […]

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Eto’o undergoes medical ahead of Liverpool switch

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By   13 hours ago

Samuel Eto’o has opted to join Liverpool and is undergoing a medical on Friday ahead of signing a one-year deal, Goal understands.Everton’s late interest in the 33-year-old had threatened to derail Liverpool’s move, with Roberto […]

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Arsenal & Tottenham set to battle for Welbeck

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By   16 hours ago

Arsenal and Tottenham are both lining up bids for Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck. The English frontman has been told he can leave Old Trafford and the north London rivals […]

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Arsenal eye Cavani-Giroud swap

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By   17 hours ago

Arsenal are hoping to tempt Paris Saint-Germain into selling Edinson Cavani by offering £32 million plus Olivier Giroud for the Uruguay striker. Arsene Wenger is eager to recruit the forward […]

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Madrid reject Barca’s Di Maria approach

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By   17 hours ago

Barcelona have made a shock attempt to sign Real Madrid’s wantaway attacker Angel Di Maria. The Catalans were considering an official £48m bid but initial, tentative talks were rejected out […]

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West Brom confirm Samaras signing

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By   19 hours ago

West Brom have confirmed the signing of striker Georgios Samaras on a two-year deal.The Greece international has joined on a free transfer and is the club’s ninth signing under new head coach Alan […]

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Liverpool agree £16m fee for Mario Balotelli

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By   2 days ago

Liverpool have agreed a £16m fee with AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants the Italy international, 24, to strengthen his attack […]

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Oshoala excels, sets up Nigeria-Germany final

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By   1 day ago

The basic facts are these: Nigeria will play Germany in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 final after beating Korea DPR and France respectively.  However, those bare outcomes […]

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NFF polls: No going back on August 26 -Biambo

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•Says FIFA letter fake; Abuja is venue, not Warri   Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Electoral Committee, Amoni Biambo has declared that the committee has revoked force majeur […]

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Canada 2014: Jonathan hails Falconets

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President Goodluck Jonathan heartily congratulates Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets, on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada. The President applauds the […]

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City, Liverpool in early blockbuster

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The new Premier League season bursts into life this weekend with last season’s top two, Manchester City and Liverpool, facing each other at Eastlands. Just three points separated the two […]

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US Open: Serena Williams is top seed, Sharapova 5th

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World number one Serena Williams is the top women’s seed as she attempts to win a third successive US Open title. The tournament is the 32-year-old’s last chance to win […]

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Superzee, in the words of her team-mates

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By   1 day ago

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, better known to her team-mates as ‘Superzee’, was in truly superlative form on Wednesday night, conjuring up four goals and two assists as the Africans overpowered Korea […]

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Project Fame 7 to hit screen soon

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Popularly referred to as the show that shuttled many artistes to stardom, fans of Nigeria’s top reality music show, MTN Project Fame, West Africa are waiting with bated breath for […]

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Kefee’s health: Husband urges prayer for singer

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It is no longer news that popular gospel singer, Kefee Obakeri-Esosa, collapsed mid-flight on her way to Chicago, May 29, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing so she […]

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Nollywood filmmaker, Blessing Egbe berates colleagues

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By   3 days ago

‘Two Brides and A Baby’ movie producer Blessing Effiom Egbe is at it again and this time, the actress seems tired with the alleged high level of immorality and promiscuous […]

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Bukky Wright becomes grandmother

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By   3 days ago

Bukky Wright’s son, Ojay Amu Wright, is now a proud father of a baby girl, courtesy his fiancée. Sources confirmed the popular actress has travelled to Trenton in New Jersey, […]

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Former Miss Tourism condemns bleaching

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By   3 days ago

Bleaching is an issue that is being widely debated in Africa. While some support it, others frown at it, saying it shows inferiority complex on the part of the person […]

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Ini Edo gets two nominations at BON Award

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By   3 days ago

“What is worth doing at all, is worthy doing well.” This statement describes Actress, Ini Edo Ehiagwina who has received two nominations for kissing so well at the 2014 Best […]

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