Thursday February 26th, 2015

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PRESIDENCY TO APC: YOU’RE SPONSORS OF BOKO HARAM

Presidency yesterday took up the All Progressives Congress, APC on security matters and accused it of sponsoring the Boko Haram sect. The Federal Government particularly carpeted the opposition party’s Publicity […]

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday led former Heads of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar to Sokoto to felicitate with Second Republic […]

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2015 Budget: Senate cuts recurrent vote, SURE-P fund

Senate yesterday passed the 2015-2017 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF and Fiscal Strategy Paper, FSP and slashed the allocations to Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme , SURE-P and recurrent expenditure […]

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PDP vs Obasanjo: The other side of the coin  

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By   23 hours ago

An avalanche of criticism has continued to trail the recent drama at the Abeokuta Hill Top home of President Olusegun Obasanjo (Baba). I am referring to Baba’s instruction to his […]

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Gov Aliyu acted within the law on acting governorship—aide

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By ,   23 hours ago

The media aide to the governor of Niger State, Israel Ebije has stated that there is no law restricting Governor Babangida Aliyu to handover to his deputy instead of the […]

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PDP, APC clashes undemocratic—APC Vice Chairman

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By ,   23 hours ago

The vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Katsina state, Hon. Abdulkadir Nasir has described as unfortunate the incessant clashes between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and […]

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Ministerial nominee: Group hails Jonathan over Akobundu

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By   23 hours ago

A political group under the umbrella of Abians United for Democracy, AUD has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for nominating Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) as one of the ministerial nominees due […]

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UPU crisis: Ogboru slam factional leadership for impersonation

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THE Senior Special Assistant on Community Affairs to the Delta State Government, Chief Julius Ogboru has criticized the factional president of Urhobo Progress Union UPU, Chief Tuesday Onoge for impersonating […]

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Youth leader advises Delta youths on violence free election

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The Director of Youth Mobilization of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State, Hon. Sunday Onoriode has advised youths in Delta Central senatorial district to shun violence and ensure peace […]

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SEC boss, Gwarzo emerges AMERC chairman

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By ,   24 hours ago

Acting Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC Nigeria, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo has been elected Chairman of the Africa/Middle East Regional Committee, AMERC of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions […]

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N-Delta leaders demand N1.2trn gas flare penalty

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By ,   24 hours ago

Leadership of Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSTCOM and leaders of oil producing communities in Niger Delta region have appealed to the Federal Government to immediately release the gas flare penalties […]

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Nigeria Airways pensioners threaten to boycott elections over neglect

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By ,   24 hours ago

No fewer than 6000 Nigeria Airways pensioners have threatened not to vote in the forthcoming general election in the country over what they called government insensitivity and neglect since the […]

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Stocks market gains 9.46% in 8days

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By ,   24 hours ago

THE equities market closed on a positive note yesterday, as NSE ASI appreciated by +0.17% to close at 30,195.56 basis points, compared with the +1.18% appreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date […]

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CPC, EFCC partner to deal with fraudulent online forex, others

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Consumer Protection Council, CPC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU to enhance the protection of consumers with the might of the […]

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‘Agro-ecology, vital for sustainable food production’

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Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, José Graziano da Silva has described agro-ecology as a promising way to move food production onto a more sustainable path. Graziano da […]

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De Bruyne wants EPL return

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By   7 hours ago

KEVIN DE BRUYNE claims he will one day leave Wolfsburg for a ‘big European club’ amid interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils have been keeping tabs on the Belgium […]

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Football: England plan to edge Nigeria on Jordon Ibe

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By   7 hours ago

England are set to fast-track Liverpool starlet Jordon Ibe in to the senior set-up to keep him from Nigeria’s clutches. The 19-year-old has burst onto scene in recent weeks following […]

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Chelsea warn fans against anti-Semitic language

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By   8 hours ago

Chelsea have warned their own supporters ahead of the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham that they will ban anyone using anti-Semitic language and support criminal action against them. Investigations […]

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Messi remains Barca’s penalty taker – Enrique

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By   1 day ago

Lionel Messi will remain Barcelona’s penalty taker despite his Champions League miss against Manchester City, coach Luis Enrique insisted. The Argentine superstar will keep his spot-kick taking duties, “without a […]

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2022 World Cup: FIFA rules out compensation for clubs

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By   1 day ago

FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke has claimed UEFA and most of the confederations want December 23 as the date for the Qatar 2022 World Cup final – but that no […]

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English FA reduces Matic’s ban to two games

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By   2 days ago

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic’s violent conduct ban has been reduced from three games to two, but he will still miss Sunday’s League Cup final. The FA’s independent regulatory commission partially […]

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NFF praises Eaglets, says technical crew intact

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By   22 hours ago

The Nigeria Football Federation has commended the U-17 National Team, Golden Eaglets, for earning a place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals taking place in Chile later in the […]

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NFF berates Globacom over N1bn to Man United

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By   3 days ago

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has expressed dissatisfaction over the way telecommunication giant, Globacom Limited is handling its sponsorship contract agreement with the football house. While Globacom has paid its sponsorship […]

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Mega fight: Mayweather, Pacquiao in war of words

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After the biggest fight in boxing was finally confirmed, Manny Pacquiao wasted no time in landing the first punch in the war of words. With the Filipino fighter now set […]

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Senegal to name new coach in March

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Ex-Burkina Faso coach Paul Put is among the names to be the coach of Senegal, who will announce their decision on 5 March, BBC Sport understands. The post has been […]

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Pulis set 15 goal target for Ideye

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Brown Ideye might not have scored last Saturday at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland but his coach, Tony Pulis has told the Nigerian international to get him 15 goals […]

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Ogbeche leading African scorer in Holland

By   4 days ago

Bartholomew Ogbeche is now the leading African scorer in the Dutch top flight after he netted his 11th goal of the season on Friday. He is sixth overall on the […]

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Complete list of Oscar winners

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By   3 days ago

Here is the complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday: Best picture: “Birdman” Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of […]

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Stakeholders task movie directors on professionalism

By   5 days 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 […]

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Femi Kuti urges Nigerian leaders to shun corruption

By   5 days 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. […]

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Abuja artistes get entwined in dance-drama

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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 […]

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Jazzman Olofin returns with ‘Omo Aiyee’

By   7 days 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 […]

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

By   7 days 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 […]

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