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    FirstBank issues $450million Eurobond
    2014-07-22, 17:00:00
    FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has successful issued a $450 million tier-2 Eurobond, THISDAY learnt at the weekend. The debt instrument with a seven-year tenor has a call option after five years. According to a reliable industry source, the Eurobond also has a coupon of eight per cent and 8.25 per cent yield to maturity. The debt instrument is expected to continue to extend the tenor of the...
    Experts propose investment channels for pension funds
    2014-07-22, 16:59:55
    As of the end of May, the Contributory Pension Scheme, which commenced in 2004, had generated funds in excess of N4.3tn, making it the fastest growing funds in the economy. While the law mandates the Pension Funds Administrators to manage the funds and the Pension Fund Custodians to keep the money, the whole essence of the checks and balances is to ensure the safety of the funds. The CPS ...
    Transcorp to expand Nigerian hotel, power investment...
    2014-07-21, 16:54:24
    Nigerian conglomerate Transcorp plans to invest around $110 million to expand its hotel network in Africa’s biggest economy as it seeks to tap into a growing market for business travellers, its chief executive said on Saturday. New hotels are springing up across Africa, despite bureaucratic delays and poor infrastructure, to take advantage of an increasing number of tourists and business trave...
    UBA’s new Salary Advance Credit Card targets workers
    2014-07-21, 16:47:33
    I t was just a few days to pay-day but John was really broke. He has watched his bank account going down by the day since the last pay-day. This month has been particularly stressful for his finances. He has had to pay his annual house rent and that has taken all of his savings and this month’s salary. He was already out of cash by middle of the month and has been surviving with the support of...
    Apapa gridlock: Nigeria loses over N1.3bn in two weeks
    2014-07-20, 17:01:23
    PRESIDENT of the Shippers’ Association of Lagos State, Jonathen Nicol, has said that the two weeks traffic gridlock which grounded business activities in the port city cost the industry over N1.3 billion. Speaking with Vanguard in Lagos, Nicol said that all sectors of the industry were affected aversely during the period of the traffic lock down. The Shippers’ Association boss explained t...
    CBN may revoke licences of 2400 BDCs
    2014-07-20, 17:00:55
    Up to 2,400 Bureaus de Change are unlikely to meet the new capitalisation requirements of the Central bank of Nigeria and will subsequently lose their operating licence at the expiration of the July 31, 2014 deadline set by the central bank, investigation by our correspondent has revealed. The CBN had, in a bid to reposition the foreign exchange market, last month released new capitalisation...
    Airline operators decry $15bn capital flight from Ni...
    2014-07-19, 16:35:55
    Domestic airlines have called on government to take action towards stemming the huge resources being taken away from Nigeria by international airlines, which is put at $15 billion annually. The airlines suggest that government should empower domestic carriers and introduce policies that would encourage them operate international destinations by supporting the establishment of flag carriers t...
    Customs rakes in N2.2bn monthly from import supervis...
    2014-07-19, 16:25:11
    Not less than N2.2 billion is raked in monthly from the one percent Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme (CISS), according to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The money which is now generated into the coffers of the federal government was hitherto paid to the three scanner service providers (SSPs) under the aegis of the destination inspection (DI) scheme. The contract of the SSPs was...
    NNPC set for oil bunkering business
    2014-07-18, 16:59:27
    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said very soon it will start its oil bunkering business officially. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, confirmed this to newsmen at a capacity building programme organised by the Corporation for some stakeholders in the industry. Yakubu admitted that the bunkering business, which is huge, had been neglected by the corporat...
    Emefiele urges more commitment towards achieving Mon...
    2014-07-18, 16:49:02
    Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday urged member countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) to redouble their efforts towards meeting all the revised macroeconomic convergence criteria needed to launch the proposed monetary union in the region. Speaking in Abuja while addressing the 31st meeting of the Committee of Governors of the WAMZ compr...
    Ovia to emerge Zenith Bank chairman
    2014-07-17, 16:51:03
    There are strong indications that if all calculations remain unchanged, the Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc may announce the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Jim Ovia, as the new chairman of the financial institution before the end of this week. Ovia is expected to take over from the current chairman of the bank, Mr. Steve Omojafor. A reliable industry...
    Workers cannot shut airspace – ATC
    2014-07-17, 16:50:59
    The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association has condemned the incessant threats by various aviation groups to shut the nation’s airspace as a means of settling industrial disputes. The association said in a statement on Tuesday that air traffic controllers were fully in charge of the airspace and had not declared any industrial action. The statement signed by the President, NATCA, M...

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    Photos of Stephanie Linus on set of new Hollywood We...
    2014-07-22, 17:22:18
    Photos of Stephanie Linus on set of new Hollywood Western Movie
    Actress Stephanie Okereke Linus just shared behind-the-scene pics of a Hollywood movie she's currently shooting in the US. The actress plays Doris, a lady whose generation were slaves from Nigeria. The movie is set in 1906 and is titled BoonVille Redemption. Stephanie said the movie borders on forgiveness, truth, redemption, love & everyone was treated equally in the movie without racial barr...
    Davido on why he flaunts his wealth on social media
    2014-07-22, 17:19:19
    Davido on why he flaunts his wealth on social media
    Speaking with Encomium magazine on why he flaunts his wealth on social media, Davido said; "I don't call it flaunting of wealth. It is my car, my money and it is even my page. You don't have to follow me on instagram. You don't have to follow me on social media. It would have being different if I was advertising all this on a billboard. I am not doing that" he said.
    Photos: Jermaine Jackson pictured with Peter Okoye's...
    2014-07-21, 18:20:49
    Photos: Jermaine Jackson pictured with Peter Okoye
    Peter Okoye shared photos of Jermaine Jackson hanging out with his wife Lola Omotayo and their kids. The Jackson brother is currently in Nigeria to work on P-Square's 6th album. See more photos after the cut...
    My parents initially didn't want me to marry Soyinka...
    2014-07-21, 18:14:26
    My parents initially didn
    Wife of Prof. Wole Soyinka, Folake Soyinka recently opened up on their love story in an interview with The News magazine where she revealed how she and the Nobel laureate met and her parents initial objection to their relationship. "There were objections from everywhere except from my sisters and brother who were happy if I was. I also had the support of his siblings here. My parents along w...
    '2face is the greatest artist of his generation' - M...
    2014-07-20, 17:19:37
    Photo: Actress Sola Kosoko welcomes baby girl
    2014-07-20, 17:19:31
    Photo: Actress Sola Kosoko welcomes baby girl
    Popular actress and daughter of veteran actor Jide Kosoko, Sola Kosoko Abina welcomed a baby girl in the US yesterday July 19th. Mother and child are said to be doing great. Sola married Abiodun Abina in January 2012. This is the couple's first child. Congrats to them...
    Jermaine Jackson in Nigeria to work with P-Square on...
    2014-07-19, 17:31:10
    Jermaine Jackson in Nigeria to work with P-Square on 6th album
    Former Jackson 5 member and late King of Pop Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson is in Nigeria to work with P-Square on their 6th album. A very excited Peter shared the new and photos on his instagram page. See another pic after the cut...
    Replying Mr Ibu would be trading intelligence with i...
    2014-07-19, 17:12:09
    Replying Mr Ibu would be trading intelligence with ignorance - Ibinabo Fiberesima
    Lol. First, it was Clarion Chukwurah and now, Mr Ibu. Well, Ibinabo doesn't allow all those get to her and she's fired back as usual. AGN president Ibinabo Fiberesima has finally reacted to actor John Okafor aka Mr Ibu's recent interview where he questioned what she did with money President Jonathan released to the guild (see here). Speaking with Punch, Fiberesima berated the comic actor, st...
    Kate Henshaw goes into politics: to contest for Hous...
    2014-07-18, 17:17:50
    Kate Henshaw goes into politics: to contest for House of Reps
    Veteran actress Kate Henshaw has joined politics. She'll be aspiring to contest for the Federal House of Representatives for Calabar Munical/Odukpani Federal Constituency under the PDP. She will run within the PDP to get the ticket. The primaries is in October. If she wins, which is mostly like, she will become Hon. Kate Henshaw. She will be officially unveiled on www.campaign.ng tomo...
    Photo: Musician Alariwo attacked by armed robbers in...
    2014-07-18, 17:01:21
    Photo: Musician Alariwo attacked by armed robbers in Ibadan
    Popular musician Alariwo of Africa now known as Alariwo Crossover King was attacked by armed robbers on Monday July 14th in Oluyole Estate in Ibadan. He said he was shot but the bullet has been removed and he's doing okay now.
    Footballer John Ogu releases new photos
    2014-07-17, 17:40:58
    Footballer John Ogu releases new photos
    Super Eagles player John Ogu, who also plays as a central midfielder for Academica de Coimbra, in Portugal just released these sexy new photos. He also launched his John Ogu Football Academy today. The academy is aimed at getting youths involved in football and giving them a better football exposure.
    Photos from Wizkid's 24th birthday party last night
    2014-07-17, 17:33:48
    Photos from Wizkid
    Wizkid celebrated his 24th birthday party with friends and colleagues at Escape Nightclub in Lagos last night. See more photos after the cut...

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    Life's imprint on DNA now mappable in single cell
    2014-07-21, 18:36:08
    Researchers in the UK have developed a powerful new technique that uses a single cell to map the epigenetic marks that life leaves on our DNA. The development is considered a breakthrough because it will allow scientists to better understand the effect of environment on DNA, such as during the early life of the embryo, and in the development of diseases like cancer. The team, comprising member...
    Simulated human heart used to test drugs' effects
    2014-07-21, 18:35:14
    Heart-related side effects of drugs are often only exposed once the drug is used on patients in clinical trials, at which point it is too late. But a scientist in the UK has spent 10 years developing a breakthrough new way to safely test a drug's cardiovascular effects without having to use human or animal trials - by using samples of beating heart tissue. Dr. Helen Maddock, from the Centre fo...
    Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more t...
    2014-07-20, 17:45:06
    Could cat feces help cure cancer
    2014-07-20, 17:42:11
    Could cat feces help cure cancer
    th an estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer to be diagnosed this year, finding a cure for the disease remains a top priority for many researchers. Now, investigators have looked to a parasite commonly found in cat feces - Toxoplasma gondii - to create a cancer vaccine. T. gondii is a single-celled parasite that resides in the intestines of any warm-blooded animal, although its ideal envi...
    Decrease in HIV death rates from some causes
    2014-07-19, 18:36:36
    A new study involving 50,000 HIV-positive adults from high-income countries indicates overall death rates in HIV-positive individuals with access to care and antiretroviral therapy have decreased and almost halved since 1999-2000. Results show a reduced risk of death from AIDS-related causes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease, compared with a decade ago. The number of people living with...
    Could a single injection stop diabetes?
    2014-07-19, 18:15:13
    Current drugs for regulating blood sugar in type 2 diabetes - which occurs when the body becomes desensitized to insulin - come with the risk that blood sugar levels drop too low. Now in a study of mice with the equivalent of type 2 diabetes, researchers were surprised to find just one injection of the growth factor FGF1 reduced blood sugar to normal - without side effects - for over 2 days. W...
    'Genetics may be key to a nation's level of happiness'
    2014-07-18, 18:06:45
    In 2013, the United Nations' World Happiness Report listed Denmark as the country with the highest levels of happiness. Now, a team from the UK has found that the closer a nation is to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the higher that country's level of happiness is. The research, from the University of Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), was led by Dr. Eugeni...
    UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?
    2014-07-17, 17:54:28
    The sun is shining, so what are your plans? For many of us, the answer will be to hit the beach and soak up the rays. But while you are busy packing beachwear and towels, are you considering the dangers of sun exposure? Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation - from the sun, tanning beds, lamps or booths - is the main cause of skin cancer, accounting for around 86% of non-melanoma and 90% of me...
    Scientists create 'biological pacemakers' by transpl...
    2014-07-17, 17:37:39
    Scientists create
    tients with irregular heartbeats or blockages often need an artificial pacemaker to replace the heart's defective pacemaker duties. But now, cardiologists from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA, have created a gene transplant procedure that transforms heart cells into a biological pacemaker that regulates the heart's beating. In the US alone, around 300,000 patients receive...
    Doctors call for Lassa fever treatment centers in so...
    2014-07-16, 17:55:26
    The South East zonal caucus of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has enjoined the Nigerian government to establish health centres and facilities where Lassa fever patients could be treated and managed. The caucus made the appeal at its emergency meeting held in Owerri where members discussed issues of urgent national importance. Briefing newsmen, the chairman of the South East zone of N...
    Chibok family release statement on aborted meeting w...
    2014-07-16, 17:51:09
    Chibok family release statement on aborted meeting with Jonathan
    Press statement from representatives of parents of Chibok girls/survivors regarding the cancelled meeting between them and president Jonathan yesterday July 15th. Find it below... We the members of the Kibaku (Chibok) Community and representatives of the 12 fathers and 5 escaped girls who were hosted by Malala during her visit to Nigeria hereby speak on their behalf to offer to Nigerians ...
    Important Information from Doctor for all the Mother...
    2014-07-16, 17:46:04
    Important Information from Doctor for all the Mothers In House
    According to a new study published just yesterday, guys, sleeping next to your baby puts them at a dangerously high risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome! Researchers found out that among the 8,207 sleep-related infant deaths in the past eight years in the U.S: 70per cent occurred in babies who were sharing a bed at the time, either with a parent or an object like a blanket or pillow. And...

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    UNN Lecturer Commits Suicide
    2014-07-21, 18:32:18
    UNN Lecturer Commits Suicide
    A lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr Bede Opata has reportedly committed suicide over a yet-to-be ascertained reason, Thisday reports. Sources within the university say the 38 year old law lecturer killed himself in his apartment within the town on Saturday July 19th but his body was only discovered on Sunday July 20th. The lecturer who holds a doct...
    Boko Haram abducts politician's wife and two childre...
    2014-07-21, 18:29:42
    Boko Haram abducts politician
    Suspected members of Boko Haram have kidnapped the wife and two children of Alhaji Zaraye Mala Sheriff, a Councillor in Borno state who is reported to be a cousin of former Borno state, governor, Ali Modu Sheriff. A source told Daily Trust that the men stormed the Ngala town residence of the politician in the early hours of Friday July 18th. "The insurgents stormed the house of the council...
    Photos: Imo Police uncover 8 bedroom kidnappers den
    2014-07-20, 17:38:16
    Photos: Imo Police uncover 8 bedroom kidnappers den
    The Imo state police command has uncovered an eight bedroom underground kidnappers' den in Umuchima Village, Okwu Autonomous Community in Ikeduru LGA of the state, used by kidnappers to keep those they kidnapped from various parts of the country. In an operation led by the state's police commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, men of the state police force in collaboration with some vigilante membe...
    Graphic pics: Female ritualist caught with corpse of...
    2014-07-20, 17:30:11
    Graphic pics: Female ritualist caught with corpse of a 3yr old boy in Mile 2
    According to a source who witnessed the arrest, the woman pictured above, pretending to be a mad woman, was caught this morning July 20th on the Mile 2 Bridge in Lagos with the decomposing body of a 3 year old boy. A police officer who saw her dragging the blue Ghana Must Go bag (pictured), stopped her to search the bag and inside it he discovered the boy's corpse and a lot of charms. She ...
    Just back from Ikoyi prisons… 5 suspects nabbed agai...
    2014-07-19, 18:03:51
    Just back from Ikoyi prisons… 5 suspects nabbed again for robbery
    The Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Lagos state police command have re-arrested five ex-inmates of Ikoyi Prisons while they were about to execute a robbery operation which they had planned while still in prison. The men, Sikiru Adeyemi, Saheed Hakeem, Dosun Patrick, Razaq Olarenwaju, Jamiu Adeyemi, were arrested after a close monitoring by the police after they left prison. The ring l...
    Touching story of Lt. Kyom Leo:Nigerians pay tribute...
    2014-07-19, 17:53:30
    Touching story of Lt. Kyom Leo:Nigerians pay tribute to soldier killed in counter insurgency operation
    2nd Lieutenant Leo of the Nigerian Army was one of the three gallant soldiers killed in operation as Insurgents ambushed Nigerian troops during a patrol to dislodge insurgents around Delwa, Borno State. He was due to get married August 30th. Above is a copy of his wedding invitation. He was buried on Thursday July 17th. Continue... Found this on the Nigerian military website Lt. Kyo...
    Meet the family that missed Flight17 by minutes+chil...
    2014-07-18, 17:40:47
    Meet the family that missed Flight17 by minutes+chilling audio from rebels after they shot down plane
    Barry and Izzy Sim (pictured above) were planning to travel to Kuala Lumpur with their young baby on Flight MH17 but were told by staff at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport that the plane was too full. The family was then given seats on a later KLM flight, just hours before the plane was shot down. "You get this sick feeling in the pit of your stomach... We started getting butterflies. Your hea...
    Several feared killed as Boko Haram attacks Damboa i...
    2014-07-18, 17:32:45
    Several feared killed as Boko Haram attacks Damboa in Borno state
    Suspected members of Boko Haram this morning around 5am launched an attack on Damboa village in Borno, killing several people and destroying properties, Premium Times reports. Today's attack comes barely two weeks after an attack on security formation was launched in the village. An official of the state's vigilante group, Abbas Gava, said he spoke with his men in Damboa village who confir...
    'Those who want to take power through the backdoor w...
    2014-07-17, 17:31:48
    The Governor of Akwa Ibom state Godswill Akpabio has pronounced death on any politician who tries to gain political power through the backdoor come 2015, adding that the PDP in the state will continue ruling the state. The Governor made this declaration yesterday July 16th at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new PDP Secretariat in Uyo, the state capital. He also stated...
    Lagos state okays six-month maternity leave, 10 days...
    2014-07-17, 17:23:48
    Lagos state okays six-month maternity leave, 10 days for fathers
    Lagos state government has introduced a new leave regime for all male and female civil servants in the state. Henceforth, all male civil servants whose wives give birth are entitled to a 10-day paternity leave while female civil servants had their maternity leave extended from 3 months to 6 months. The new leave regime was announced today by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs Josephine W...
    Boko Haram attack Askira-Uba village in Borno, kill 9
    2014-07-16, 17:58:17
    Boko Haram attack Askira-Uba village in Borno, kill 9
    According to new reports, Boko Haram members yesterday launched an attack on Huyim village, in Askira-Uba local government council of Borno state, killing nine people. Same day 45 "Nine villagers were killed in Huyim Village yesterday after the Boko Haram terrorists killed the village head of Dille, burnt many houses, Churches and left many others seriously injured." A local vigilante told ...
    The Face of Terror Suspect - Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche (ph...
    2014-07-15, 18:27:01
    The Face of Terror Suspect - Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche (photos)
    Following the conclusion of tortuous legal and diplomatic processes between Nigeria and the Republic of Sudan, the co-mastermind of the Nyanya Motor Park bombing in which scores of citizens died and hundreds wounded, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche was Tuesday, 15 July, extradited to the country from Sudan where he had taken refuge. Aminu Ogwuche who was handed over to the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Po...

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    2015: Jonathan cannot win in any northern state — Kw...
    2014-07-22, 17:14:19
    2015: Jonathan cannot win in any northern state — Kwankwaso
    Apparently preparing the ground for formal declaration of his presidential ambition, Kano State Governor, Rabio Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday, launched series of verbal attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of failing to provide security for lives and property in Nigeria. Kwankwaso, therefore, concluded that it would be difficult for Jonathan to win election in any of the 19 nor...
    Jonathan hits back at Buhari
    2014-07-22, 17:11:59
    Jonathan hits back at Buhari
    President Goodluck Jonathan hits back at General Muhammadu Buhari over his statement today, titled “Pull Nigeria Back From the Brink”, which contains allegations leveled against the Jonathan led administration on a brutal crackdown of the opposition party . Read the full statement STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE DON’T BLAME ME FOR YOUR PARTY’S SELF-INFLICTED WOES – PRESIDENT JONATHAN TELLS BU...
    Buhari to Jonathan: No President has ever declared w...
    2014-07-21, 17:36:27
    Buhari to Jonathan: No President has ever declared war on Nigeria as we are seeing now
    Former Nigerian Head of State Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of deploying the institutions of the state to wage war against the country, especially the opposition. President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) In a statement issued in Kaduna on Sunday, Gen. Buhari urged President Jonath...
    Maitama Sule wants Nigerians to put the nation’s int...
    2014-07-21, 17:16:39
    Alhaji Maitama Sule, a former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, on Monday called on Nigerians to put the nation’s interest above their personal interests. Sule made the call when the Arewa Youth Development Foundation paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Kano. That was what our founding fathers like Zik, Obafemi Awolowo, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sardauna, ...
    Incessant impeachments unhealthy for democracy – NLC
    2014-07-20, 17:16:17
    The Vice-President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Isa Aremu, has warned that incessant impeachments and impeachment threats against some governors could be inimical to Nigeria’s democracy. In an interview with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Sunday, he urged politicians to thread with caution in impeaching governors as a contest or a show of political power. He noted that there ...
    FG sues Bayelsa for owing N1.9bn electricity debt
    2014-07-20, 17:04:53
    The Federal Government has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja to recover the over N1.9bn allegedly owed the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria by the Bayelsa State Government. The Federal Government, through the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited, said the money covered the state government’s electricity consumption between 2007 and 2011. In the suit m...
    2015: PDP Leader Urges Youths to Participate in Poli...
    2014-07-19, 16:46:33
    2015: PDP Leader Urges Youths to Participate in Politics
    National Youth Leader of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Abdulahi Maibssira has urged Nigerian youths to take serious interest in the country's democratic processes, especially as the 2015 general election draw close. He also enjoined the youths to, irrespective of their ethno-religious differences; remain resolute in charting the cause of united and indissoluble Nigeria. Ma...
    Nigeria: Corruption Worries Complicate Nigeria's U.S...
    2014-07-19, 16:42:52
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking up to $1 billion in foreign loans to help fight Boko Haram militants but the country's reputation for corruption could make foreign donors wary. The extremist group kidnapped more than 200 girls from their school in northeastern Nigeria in April. And, in a recently released video, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said his group was also res...
    House threatens to summon Health Minister over docto...
    2014-07-18, 17:05:03
    House threatens to summon Health Minister over doctors
    Following the lingering industrial action by Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday, threatened to summon Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, to appear before the House. Tambuwal issued the threat during plenary, following reports by the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta,) about his commi...
    Adamawa acting governor sacks Nyako's cabinet
    2014-07-18, 16:59:22
    Adamawa acting governor sacks Nyako
    The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, yesterday dissolved the State Executive Council, constituted by former governor Murtala Nyako, as well as councils of Special Advisers, Principal Special Assistants and other political appointees of the former governor. The dissolution contained in a press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor...
    Nigeria, India to Expand Partnership in Trade - Mark
    2014-07-17, 17:00:48
    Senate President, David Mark, has assured of concerted efforts by the Federal Government of Nigeria to boost trade and investment partnership with the state of India and ultimately become a big commerce in the world. Besides, Mark said Nigeria has a lot to learn from India including her technology, agriculture and democratic practices that would fast track development. Mark stated when he...
    Meeting with Chibok parents: Jonathan embarrassed Ni...
    2014-07-17, 16:57:09
    Meeting with Chibok parents: Jonathan embarrassed Nigeria – APC
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as a compound embarrassment the fact that it took 17-year-old girl-child education campaigner, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, to visit and convince President Goodluck Jonathan to agree to a meeting with representatives of the parents of the kidnapped school girls. ”President Jonathan, who has already embarrassed himself and the entire people of Ni...

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    SL10 Reveals What FIFA Told The NFF
    2014-07-21, 18:44:54
    SL10 Reveals What FIFA Told The NFF
    A member of the Nigeria delegation sent to World football governing body, FIFA, over the suspension of Nigeria has revealed exclusively what they were told by FIFA. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, he debunked reports that FIFA refused to meet with them "First of all we were not snubbed by FIFA as reported,we went and firstly we met with Isa Hayatou the CAF president,we told hi...
    Wenger Lists Akpom Among Striking Options
    2014-07-21, 18:44:18
    Wenger Lists Akpom Among Striking Options
    Anglo Nigeria forward, Chuba Akpom, might be in line for an extended run in the Arsenal first team after being mentioned by Arsene Wenger as an option in the attack. Wenger, speaking to French media on his transfer plans ruled out further signing in the attack after Alexis Sanchez capture and mentioned Akpom as one to watch out for. "As for now we done with attackers,aside Giroud and ...
    Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo confirms on Instagra...
    2014-07-20, 17:56:32
    Despite signing for Chelsea in January 2012, Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo is still yet to play for the Blues. To put it into perspective, Omeruo has already played 17 times for Nigeria and the 20-year-old was an ever-present for the African side during their four games at the World Cup. On joining Chelsea, Omeruo initially joined ADO Den Haag on loan before heading to Middlesbrough la...
    Minister, club owners meet on way forward for Nigeri...
    2014-07-20, 17:56:25
    The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, will on Tuesday meet with the Representatives of the 20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs over football development in the country. The Acting Secretary of Club Owners, Aloy Chukwuemeka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Sunday that the meeting would discuss the way forward for Nigeria football. Chukwuemek...
    Chelsea Hand Debut to Aina In Five-Goal Thriller
    2014-07-19, 18:47:06
    Super Falcons Drawn In Group A
    2014-07-19, 18:47:01
    Super Falcons Drawn In Group A
    The Nigeria women's senior football team, Super Falcons, have been drawn in the same group with hosts Namibia and Cote D’Ivoire for the 2014 edition of the African Women's Championship slated for Namibia. At the draw which took place at the Windhoek Country Club Resort on Saturday 19th July, the Nigerian side was drawn in Group A alongside Namibia, Zambia and Cote D’Ivoire. Group B, w...
    Commonwealth Games: Igali: Don’t expect much from us
    2014-07-18, 18:15:51
    In the face of late preparations and low number of experienced wrestlers at his disposal, 2002 Commonwealth Games and Sydney 2000 Olympics gold medalist, Honorable Daniel Igali tells SOLOMON NWOKE that Nigerians should not expect too much from his wrestlers at the Glasgow Games, starting July 23 What are your expectations at the 2014 Commonwealth Games? I am looking forward to a colorful...
    DONE DEAL: West Brom announce club-record signing of...
    2014-07-18, 18:06:57
    DONE DEAL: West Brom announce club-record signing of Brown Ideye
    The 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract, with an option for a fourth, and moves for an undisclosed fee in excess of that paid for Stephane Sessegnon when the midfielder moved from Sunderland last year. Albion head coach Alan Irvine said: "Brown is a quality striker and I'm looking forward to working with him. "He's a strong, quick, powerful player who likes to get in behind def...
    Nigeria rises from 44 to 34th on FIFA ranking after ...
    2014-07-17, 18:03:40
    Nigeria rises from 44 to 34th on FIFA ranking after World Cup outing
    The Super Eagles have risen up 10 places from 44 to 34 in a new FIFA World Ranking released today July 17th. FIFA released the new list based on countries performance at the just concluded World Cup in Brazil. Nigeria went up 10 spots courtesy of the Super Eagles' second round finish at the World Cup. The Super Eagles now rank third place in the African continent after Algeria and Cote...
    CAF gives Nigeria reprieve, moves Eaglets/DR Congo c...
    2014-07-17, 17:57:01
    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has moved the 2015 African U-17 Championship qualifying match between Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo from Sunday, July 20 to July 27. CAF’s decision is a welcome relief to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), whose officials patiently await positive communication from FIFA on the suspension clamped on the country on July 9. The susp...
    I’ll fight to stay at Inter Milan – Obi
    2014-07-16, 18:07:11
    I’ll fight to stay at Inter Milan – Obi
    Nigeria international Joel Obi has said that he hopes to stay and fight for his place at Serie A giants Inter Milan after his latest loan spell with Parma. The 23-year-old left-footed midfielder, who made just eight Serie A appearances during his loan spell with Parma last term due to injury woes, maintained he is looking forward to fighting for a place in the Nerazzurri’s starting line-up...
    CHELSEA READY TO OFFLOAD MIKEL FOR WORLD CUP WINNER
    2014-07-16, 18:03:12
    Chelsea are ready to sell Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, to fund a move for Sami Khedira, reports the Express. Mikel has been at Stamford Bridge since 2006, after signing from Lyn despite initially agreeing to join Manchester United. But the midfielder’s spell in London could be over, with Mourinho ready to make space for a World Cup winner. Khedira has been heavily linked with a mov...

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    Yahoo to buy analytics startup Flurry to bolster mob...
    2014-07-21, 19:04:20
    Yahoo to buy analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business
    Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) will buy mobile analytics startup Flurry to beef up a fast-growing mobile advertising business that still lags Google Inc's (GOOG.O) and Facebook Inc's (FB.O) in scale. Six-year-old Flurry uses analytics to help target ads at consumers by monitoring activity on more than half a million apps on some 1.4 billion mobile devices around the world, Yahoo said in a statement on...
    Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use prac...
    2014-07-21, 18:54:28
    Italy's data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant's privacy practices. Regulators in several European nations including Italy began a joint inquiry last year after Google consolidated its 60 privacy policies into one, combining data co...
    Airtime could drive mobile money services – Ericsson
    2014-07-20, 16:55:57
    Airtime could be used as an incentive to drive the uptake and usage of mobile money services in countries where its growth has been slow, Ericsson has said. The company stated this at the just concluded mobile money conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa. It explained that operators and financial institutions could replicate the loyalty programme of credit card providers, using air...
    NCC steps up surveillance on illegal telecommunicati...
    2014-07-20, 16:51:04
    Hard times now await all illegal providers of telecommunication services in the country as the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has stepped up monitoring and surveillance activities on those who contravene the law. Already, NCC team led by Assistant Director (Enforcement), Mr. Salisu Abdu has sealed off TB telecommunication in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital over illegal operation. Br...
    The Big Honking Business-as-Usual IBM-Apple Deal
    2014-07-19, 18:57:29
    The news that Apple and IBM have joined forces sent a shockwave through the Apple-focused world this week, and I admit it, I was surprised. At first glance, the deal seems to be this big group hug with the two companies becoming inextricably entwined. Yeah, it's not that. Upon closer inspection -- despite the fluffy and vague announcements put out by IBM and Apple, and some vague-yet-fanc...
    Social Robot Jibo Melts Crowdfunders' Hearts
    2014-07-19, 18:56:30
    Social Robot Jibo Melts Crowdfunders
    A crowdfunding campaign for Jibo, a little robot designed to become one of the family, kicked off Wednesday on Indiegogo, and with 29 days remaining, it already has raised more than US$577,000 -- nearly six times its $100,000 target. The voice-controlled robot with a friendly face is a do-it-all personal assistant. Communicating with users in a human voice, it can learn individual preference...
    Bill Gates is gone. Microsoft is now officially Saty...
    2014-07-18, 18:27:52
    In case there was any doubt, the Satya Nadella era has arrived at Microsoft. Nadella announced Thursday that Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) will cut 18,000 jobs within the next year, part of his push to slim down the company and narrow its focus. Analysts see this strategy shift as long-overdue. Microsoft dominated the tech industry when Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, took over from founde...
    Google's money machine is going strong
    2014-07-18, 18:19:03
    Google
    Google (GOOGL, Tech30) reported another quarter of surging sales growth Thursday, with revenue rising 22% versus last year. The news sent the stock rising 1.6% in after-hours trading. The challenge for Google in the past few quarters has been convincing marketers to pay as much for mobile ads as they do for desktop ads, a task that's become increasingly pressing as Web usage shifts to smar...
    Can fish oil protect against brain damage caused by ...
    2014-07-18, 17:48:33
    Can fish oil protect against brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?
    According to a new study in PLOS ONE, omega-3 fish oil could protect against damage to the brain caused by alcohol abuse. Previous studies have suggested that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. However, researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois - who conducted this recent study - previously performed a ...
    Nigeria: Airtel reveals Touching Lives initiative
    2014-07-17, 18:12:20
    Airtel Nigeria has revealed a major CSR intervention, Airtel Touching Lives, in order to enrich Nigerians and provide assistance to the under-privileged members of the society. According to the Telco, the initiative marks a significant milestone in the company’s history of CSR interventions in the country, noting that Airtel Touching Lives is a responsive CSR intervention targeted at providi...
    Blackberry restructuring for profitability -Official
    2014-07-17, 18:07:57
    BlackBerry Territory Director, East, West, Central and Southern Africa, Mr Charles Asinugo, said on Thursday that the company was restructuring its phones for growth and profitability. Asinugo said this in Lagos, during a media briefing to unveil its BlackBerry Z3 to the Nigerian market. He said that the company had carried out a lot of research and now understood better what its numerous...
    Huawei to Africa: Build mobile broadband networks fo...
    2014-07-16, 18:16:52
    Huawei to Africa: Build mobile broadband networks for digital economy
    Barely three weeks after the launch of its latest flagship, Huawei P7 Ascend Smartphone, the President of Huawei, West African Region, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Mr. Peng Song organized strategic engagement with its vendors and partners. Peng-SongWhile outlining the company’s strategies for West Africa in an exclusive interview with...

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    Deaths mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. pushes cease...
    2014-07-21, 18:25:16
    The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported...
    Bodies of MH17 crash victims tossed into rubbish tru...
    2014-07-21, 18:22:02
    Bodies of MH17 crash victims tossed into rubbish trucks and taken to morgue train after 3 days laying in field
    Bodies of about 200 victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down on Thursday July 17th were left in heat in fields for over three days before they were finally piled up in bags and tossed into rubbish trucks then transported to refrigerated train carriages where they are said to be decaying. The train with the dead bodies, which observers says is stinking of decay, is stati...
    Remains found in Mexico identified as those of missi...
    2014-07-20, 17:29:45
    Remains found in Mexico identified as those of missing American
    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled regi...
    Islamic extremists kill 270 in attack on a gas field...
    2014-07-20, 17:22:59
    Islamic extremists kill 270 in attack on a gas field in central Syria, report says
    The militant jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria killed dozens of Syrian troops and workers during an attack on a gas field in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, killed 270 Syrians, including national guard members, security guards and employees, after storming and seizing the al Shaer gas field in Homs provin...
    Russia urged to rein in separatists as grim work con...
    2014-07-19, 17:38:09
    On the ground, recovery experts began the grisly task of collecting remains of the 298 people killed two days earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet exploded over the war zone of eastern Ukraine. Across diplomatic channels, pressure mounted on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russia rebels, backed by Moscow, who are accused of firing the missile that downed the commercial plane an...
    43 killed when van carrying flammable liquid hits bu...
    2014-07-19, 17:35:31
    A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking an explosion that left 43 people dead, state media reported. Both drivers were among the fatalities in the accident in Hunan Province, according to Xinhua news agency. Another person in the van was also killed. Six people were injured, four seriously, according to state-run CCTV. The fate of the other passeng...
    Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 ...
    2014-07-18, 17:23:22
    Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100
    In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" -- cities outfitted with high-tech communication capabilities -- across the country. "Cities in the past were built on riverbanks," Modi said in a June speech. "They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on availability of optical fiber networks...
    Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airli...
    2014-07-18, 17:20:49
    International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine said Friday the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by armed men guarding the scene. "It basically looks like the biggest crime scene in the world right now, guarded by a bunch of guys in uniform with heavy firepower who are quite inhospitable," Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman...
    Israel launches ground operation in Gaza; Hamas says...
    2014-07-17, 17:17:29
    The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday following some of the most intense fighting of the 10-day face-off between Israel and Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ordered the ground action to destroy tunnels from Gaza into Israeli territory, according to a statement from the prime minister's media adviser. The advi...
    295 killed after Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukr...
    2014-07-17, 17:10:34
    295 killed after Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukraine
    A Malaysia Airlines flight en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam with 295 people aboard crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border, brought down by a surface-to-air missile. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact with Flight MH17 about 30 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border. The airline said the plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew....
    Iraqi Parliament speaker chosen after days of deadlock
    2014-07-16, 17:40:57
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a Sunni politician as Parliament speaker Tuesday, finally taking a step to form a new government after two weeks of deadlock while the country faces a powerful Islamist militant insurgency. Lawmakers elected Salim al-Jabouri, the head of a Sunni coalition, as speaker of Iraq's Council of Representatives. The Iraqi Constitution mandates that the job go to a Sunni Muslim...
    China finds signs of oil near disputed Paracel Islands
    2014-07-16, 17:35:53
    China finds signs of oil near disputed Paracel Islands
    Signs of oil and gas have been found by a Chinese rig that was drilling off a disputed island chain in the South China Seas, according to Chinese state media. The drilling area does have the basic conditions and potential for oil exploration, Wang Zhen, deputy director of CNPC Policy Research Office, told Xinhua. The drilling operation, known as the Zhongjiannan Project, was completed on ...

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