Friday February 27th, 2015

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Jonathan visits recaptured towns, praises troops

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday paid a surprise visits to Mubi and Vimtim, Adamawa State and Baga, Borno State yesterday where he applauded Nigerian troops for proving their mettle once […]

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ISIS recruiting Nigerian students abroad – FG

Federal Government has disclosed that it has intelligence report that the dreaded global terror group, ISIS is currently recruiting some Nigerian students schooling abroad. The government however cautioned parents of […]

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BUHARI IN LONDON, ADMITS JONATHAN’S ECONOMIC FEATS

On the economy, the fall in prices of oil has brought our economic and social stress into full relief. After the rebasing exercise in April 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa […]

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March 28: It may still be a Jonathan’s victory in Ondo

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By   23 hours ago

With Olusegun Mimiko as the governor of Ondo state and in Labour Party, he delivered the state to President Jonathan in 2011. Having defected from LP to the PDP, it […]

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2015: VP Sambo sustains tempo to win Kaduna

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By ,   23 hours ago

As the 2015 general elections draw closer, there are indications that Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo is on a major push to ensure victory for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, […]

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Court asked to disqualify APC Reps candidate

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By ,   23 hours ago

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aliyu Ahmed Ozovehe has instituted a case in the Federal High Court, Lokoja, Kogi State to disqualify the candidate of All Progressives […]

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Osun APC Chairman warns against shifting March 28 election

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By ,   23 hours ago

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State, Prince Adegboyega Famodun has warned against postponing the coming general election again, saying that it would be a coup against Nigerians and […]

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Moment to reflect

By   23 hours ago

A storm rages. A flash of lightning announces the arrival of the following frightful thunder clap. It reveals briefly but with the clarity of a thousand daylights how and where […]

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Group urges politicians to shun campaign of bitterness, calumny

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Leadership of Jamaa Foundation has called on leaders of the two major political parties, ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC to shun […]

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FG automates collection of MDAs’ remittances

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By   23 hours ago

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has notified Deposit Money Banks DMBs that it has commenced the implementation of automate Revenue e-Collections of Ministries, Departments and Agencies directly into the Federal […]

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Engage with Africa on long-term basis, Ecobank tells investors

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By ,   23 hours ago

ECOBANK Group CEO Albert Essien has urged investors to be prepared to engage with African countries on a long-term basis and avoid abrupt changes in investment focus because of perceived […]

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Nigeria, AfDB sign $2.5m grant agreement

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By   23 hours ago

African Development Bank, AfDB has signed six grant agreements of $2,584,832 funded by the Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund, NTCF. The grant facilities, which further boost the integration efforts in the […]

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Stock market loses N50.05bn in one day

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By ,   23 hours ago

TRADING on the Nigerian Stck Exchange closed on a negative note on Thursday as the All Share Index lost 0.50 per cent to close at 30,045.56 points from 30,195.56 on […]

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Lagos to pay 303 retirees N1.4bn

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By   23 hours ago

THE Director-General, Lagos State Pension Commission, Mr. Rotimi Hussain, has said the state government is set to pay another set of 303 workers who retired from the state public service […]

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Contributory Pension Scheme records 111,072 retirees in Q3

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THE National Pensions Commission, PenCom, said total number of re­tirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme had risen to 111,072. The figure was for the third quarter of last year. Re­tirees […]

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De Bruyne wants EPL return

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By   1 day 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   1 day 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   1 day 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   2 days 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   2 days 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   3 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 gives Keshi N5m take-it-or-leave-it deal

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By   23 hours ago

Embattled Super Eagles supremo, Stephen Keshi is expected to be officially presented with a take-it-or-leave-it N5million contract when the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, meets this weekend. […]

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Warri Wolves players boycott training over non-payment of salaries

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By   23 hours ago

Hungry Players of Confederation-Bound Club Warri Wolves have refused to come out for training after their unpaid salaries were yet to be paid less than 72 hours to their CAF […]

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We’re focused on AAG, Olympics – Dream Team

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By   23 hours ago

Contrary to reports making rounds that Players of Nigeria’s U-23 have rejected $1000 bonus payment from Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, officials of the team have affirmed that the team are […]

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Idoko dreams all Nigerian CAF champions league final

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By   23 hours ago

Technical head of the Kano Pillars CAF Continental committee Chief Mike Idoko has declared that he hopes to see the Nigerian clubs duo of Kano Pillars and Enyimba clash in […]

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Fabio Cannavaro handed jail sentence

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By   23 hours ago

Former Juventus and Real Madrid star Fabio Cannavaro has been handed a jail sentence for breaking the police seal at his home. The ex-Italy international defender’s villa had been seized […]

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Uchegbulam unopposed as he retains seat in Imo State

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By   23 hours ago

Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam has been re-elected as chairman of the Imo State Football Association. At the elections conducted in Owerri on Wednesday and supervised by Secretary of the State Elections […]

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Complete list of Oscar winners

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By   4 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

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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   6 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

By   6 days 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 […]

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Jazzman Olofin returns with ‘Omo Aiyee’

By   1 week 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   1 week 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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