Wednesday September 17th, 2014

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SENATE TO JONATHAN DECLARE WAR ON BOKO HARAM

To meet President, security chiefs Reps hold emergency session The Senate yesterday gave President Goodluck Jonathan go ahead to declare full scale war on Boko Haram insurgents to save the […]

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New polling units: Bayelsa elders demand Jega’s removal 4

Bayelsa State elders and leaders have called for the sack of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, over his alleged discriminatory allocation of 30,000 new polling […]

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Ebola: Don’t go on strike, Jonathan appeals to NUT

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday appealed to the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT to shelve its planned industrial action over the controversy surrounding the September 22, 2014 resumption date for primary […]

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FAAC: Revenue falls as FG, States, LGs share N611.77bn

By   6 hours ago

Revenue available for distribution among the three tiers of governments declined by N77.171 billion in August, just as the federation recorded N42.818 billion loss in July. As a result of […]

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World hunger falls, 805m still undernourished – UN

By   7 hours ago

Though the rate of hunger is said to have fallen, about 805 million people, or one in nine, across the world are still chronically undernourished, the United Nations, UN has […]

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AfDB approves $1m emergency grant to fight Ebola in Nigeria

By   10 hours ago

The minister of finance and Coordinating minister for the economy, CME, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the African Development Bank, AfDB’s Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Ousmane Dore yesterday in Abuja […]

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Stanbic IBTC opens IPO for N1bn exchange traded fund

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STANBIC IBTC Asset Management and a member of Standard Bank Group, has opened its initial public offering for the Stanbic IBTC Exchange Traded Fund 30 (ETF 30) with 10,000,000 units […]

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UNIDO celebrates International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

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United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO and the other implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol yesterday celebrated the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. According to a […]

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FG set to implement UNEP report on Ogoniland

By   10 hours ago

Minster of Petroleum Resources Mrs Dieziani Alison-Madueke has said that the federal government wants to incorporate all the needed stakeholders in the current efforts initiated to implement the United Nations […]

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2015 and its unending anxieties

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By   7 hours ago

The ‘fabled’ 2015 is around the corner and politicians are not leaving anything to chance. DOZIE ONWUZULIGBO takes a look at why the anxieties surrounding the election year is almost […]

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Suntai’s greatest mistake was appointing Umar as his deputy – Ex-SSG

By   10 hours ago

Emmanuel Njuwah was Nigeria’s ambassador to Cameroun and later became the Secretary to Taraba State Government under the ailing Danbaba Suntai. Soon after the Governor Suntai’s air-crash that has kept […]

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Theft of PVCs: 3 INEC staff charged to Court

By ,   10 hours ago

Three members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Awka, Anambra state have been charged to court in connection with theft of Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, for some […]

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No alternative to President Jonathan, Ekwunife insists

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Anambra Central Senatorial zone aspirant and member representing Anaocha/Dunukofia/Njikoka federal constituency, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife yesterday said that there was no alternative to President Goodluck Jonathan in the coming presidential election […]

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PDP guber aspirants to sign code of conduct

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By ,   10 hours ago

In a move aimed at ensuring peaceful elections in Akwa Ibom next year, governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state would be required to sign and […]

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Ebonyi 2015: When zoning tears PDP stakeholders apart

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By   1 day ago

Followers of Ebonyi politics identify two traditional power blocs; the Abakiliki and Afikpo blocs. Since the return of democracy in 1999, the Abakiliki bloc has held power for 15 interrupted […]

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Mourinho confirms Hazard contract talks

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By   19 hours ago

The Chelsea boss has confirmed that the club is in talks with the star winger over a new deal. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed the club is in talks […]

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Alan Hutton signs new 3-year contract at Aston Villa

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By   19 hours ago

Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year contract, seven months after being told he had no future at the club. The right-back did not play for Villa […]

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Pedro ready to quit Barca in January

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By   20 hours ago

Barcelona star Pedro has put Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert after reports surfaced that the winger is ready to quit the club in the new year after growing concerned […]

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Everton confirm plans to move to new stadium

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By   20 hours ago

After a weekend of rumour and speculation, Everton have confirmed their desire to move to a new stadium. The Liverpool Echo reports that the new ground would be situated, as […]

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Alonso, Di Maria exit weakened Real Madrid – Scholes

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By   20 hours ago

Paul Scholes believes that Real Madrid have left themselves vulnerable in the defence of their Champions League title by selling Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria, opening the door to an English […]

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Bendtner hits out at Arsenal

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By   21 hours ago

The Danish striker left the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer in the summer and has since joined VFL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. Nicklas Bendtner has hit out at Arsenal, […]

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NFF Election: Elegbeleye may back Dikko

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By   7 hours ago

• Why Pinnick, Ogunjobi may be schemed out Unfolding events in the Aminu Maigari wing of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF faction have thrown up Shehu Dikko as a top […]

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Drogba doubtful for Champions League opener

By   10 hours ago

Didier Drogba is a serious doubt for Chelsea’s Champions’ League Group G opener against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. The Ivoirian striker suffered an ankle injury in training last […]

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Warri Wolves restore full salaries to erring players

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Players of Warri Wolves got a boost ahead today’s Glo Premier League crucial tie with Sunshine Stars at the Warri City Stadium as Management led by Ex-International, Davidson Owumi restored […]

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Yaya Toure set to face injury-hit Bayern

By   10 hours ago

Manchester City are hoping to have Yaya Toure available when they open their Group E campaign with a daunting trip to face Bayern Munich. The Premier League champions are paired […]

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Ronaldo’s return to Man United ‘more possible’ – Gary Neville

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Gary Neville believes Manchester United’s extravagant summer spending makes a swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo ‘more possible’ – and the former United captain insists the Portuguese superstar would welcome a return […]

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NFF heaps encomiums on ACP Gideon Akinsola

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…As Nigeria’s FIFA Security Officer retires from Police ForceThe Nigeria Football Federation has praised the energy and uncommon commitment of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Elder Gideon Akinsola for his duties […]

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Plot to steal Black Revrendz’s yet to be released latest single uncovered

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By   7 hours ago

The Nigerian music industry was over the weekend jolted by the purported attempt to steal the yet to be released latest single of the Ayangba Girlz crooners, Black Reverendz. It […]

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Tiwa Savage acquires gold plated microphone

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By   3 days ago

Tiwa Savage is surely excited about her new acquisition, a brand new 24-carat gold plated microphone. The golden piece, a sapphire microphone was delivered to her by Tonto Dike’s designer […]

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Miracle Huan Uhembe: Celebrating an investment in the beauty and fashion industry

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By   3 days ago

“Don’t give up on whatever brings you happiness and fulfilment. Things will be hard at first but it’s only the determined who laugh last. Maximise the little resources you have […]

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Ogene, Ekwe, Oja and traditional folk music

By   3 days ago

Before the advent of contemporary musical instruments such as the Piano, Guitar, Saxophone Nigerians used indigenous musical instruments such as the Ogene, Ekwe, Oja, Igba, Udu, Kora, Talking Drum and […]

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AFRIFF to sponsor 10 students to American university

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As part of its developmental agenda for the film sector in Nigeria, the Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, has concluded plans to take 10 Nigerian students to the United States […]

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BON to hold lecture on piracy

By   3 days ago

Management of the Best of Nollywood, BON, has engaged the presence of the Director General of the Nigeria Copyright Commission, Afam Ezekude, for a keynote address with theme, “Piracy: Reality […]

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