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    Jonathan re-appoints Robert Orya as NEXIM Bank MD
    2014-09-01, 05:27:09
    Jonathan re-appoints Robert Orya as NEXIM Bank MD
    President Goodluck Jonathan has renewed the tenure of Roberts Orya, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank, NEXIM. Mr. Orya was appointed Managing Director/CEO of NEXIM Bank on August 14, 2009. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, A. M. Daniel-Nwaobia, in a reappointment letter dated August 18, 2014, said Mr. Orya will now lead the bank for a fresh fiv...
    Boat operators demand filling stations
    2014-09-01, 05:27:03
    Boat and ferry operators have expressed a concern over the lack of filing stations around jetties, forcing them to keep jerry cans of fuel on board while transporting passengers from one location to another. Of recent, a commercial boat belonging to Aquitien Oil and Gas had exploded at Lagos Island, while refueling at Capital Oil Jetty. One person was killed in the incident while several ...
    Nationwide electricity peaks at 4500MW as Brazilian ...
    2014-09-01, 05:23:46
    Nigeria’s electricity generation profile has again risen to approximately 4500 megawatts, in addition to excess considerable spinning reserve, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo said yesterday in Abuja. Nebo’s disclosure of this recovered electricity generation capacity also coincided with Nigeria’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Brazilian firm, Benco Energie Limited fo...
    Ports record high ship, cargo traffic
    2014-09-01, 05:23:36
    Despite cases of diversion of Nigerian cargo through the neighbouring port of Cotonou and unfavourable business environment, Nigerian ports continue to record impressive traffic, reports Francis Ugwoke The ports industry in the past few years has been in turbulence. So many factors have been attributed to this development. The unfavourable business environment, including the gridlock in Apap...
    NCC to auction another spectrum licence
    2014-08-30, 17:03:47
    Following the successful auction of the nation’s 2.3GHz spectrum early this year, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a fresh process to auction another spectrum that will further deepen competition and improve broadband penetration in the country. NCC at a stakeholders’ forum yesterday in Lagos, informed telecoms operators and industry stakeholders of its intention to condu...
    Dangote gives reasons for producing 42.5 cement grade
    2014-08-30, 17:03:45
    The world richest black man and President of Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote, has given an insight into why his company embarked on the production of the new 42.5 grade of cement in the country. Dangote said the move was born out of the quest to save the nation from the national embarrassment of mounting incidences of building collapse, with the attendant loss of lives and investme...
    NNPC seeks Army, Police’s support to protect assets
    2014-08-29, 17:31:18
    The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Joseph Dawha, has called on the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force to assist in protecting the corporation’s vital oil and gas assets. Speaking during courtesy visits to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, at the Defence Headquarters, and the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba,...
    Flour Mills promises consistent growth, profitability
    2014-08-29, 17:28:23
    Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has said it is well positioned to enhance profitability and deliver long term value to its numerous stakeholders. This, according to the company, is in furtherance to strategic acquisitions it made in its core business areas in 2013. Managing Director of the company, Paul Gbededo, who made this known while presenting the ‘Facts Behind the Figures’ of the company ...
    Skye Bank introduces e-payment solution
    2014-08-29, 17:14:49
    Skye Bank Plc says it has introduced an electronic point of payment solution that will enhance more revenue for development for Ikorodu North Local Council Development Authority. The bank said the solution came on the heels of dwindling allocations to all tiers of government in the country. Unveiling the solution in Ikorodu, where the solution has been adopted for revenue collection, the ...
    Access Bank targets 20% loan growth
    2014-08-29, 17:14:44
    Access Bank Plc is expecting a loan growth of 20 per cent this year, after a 17 per cent rise in the first half, driven by increased lending to its corporate and investment banking customers. The Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Mr. Herbet Wigwe, told a conference call participants on Wednesday that its loan book stood at N811bn in 2013, up 33 per cent from the previous year. He spok...
    Naira falls on dollar shortage
    2014-08-27, 16:46:27
    The naira dropped against the dollar on Monday, with last week’s move by JP Morgan to include the country’s 10-year bond in one of its indexes failing to stimulate strong dollar inflows. The local currency closed at N162.07 to the dollar, compared with Friday’s close of N161.98, the same level it closed on Thursday prior to JP Morgan’s announcement. The 2024 bond is due to be added to JP ...
    Total builds $900m pipeline to supply gas to Alaoji ...
    2014-08-27, 16:43:35
    Hope for improvement in power supply in Nigeria has been rekindled as French oil giant, Total has stated that it has built a $900 million worth of pipeline infrastructure to supply gas from the company’s Oil Mining Lease (OML) 58 to the 964 megawatt-capacity Alaoji Power Station in Abia State. The new Managing Director of Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mrs. Elisabeth Proust, who confir...

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    Wizkid finally addresses recent beef with Davido
    2014-09-01, 16:45:30
    n an interview with Olisa Adibua on his new TV program called The Truth, Wizkid opened up on his recent beef with Davido. Below is what he said; "That situation was just so funny to me because we were all on the same flight. I got back, I was really tweeting about my show. I was talking about myself. I had a show in New York before that, that was like a year ago, or two years ago, it was sold ...
    Man claims to be the legal husband of Matt Max's new...
    2014-09-01, 16:45:21
    OK, this is getting bizarre. Popular video music director Matt Max got married this past weekend to make-up artist Eniola Efunkoya of Awele Beauty and I've been hearing all kinds of crazy talk about the secret wedding. Apparently Matt was in a long time relationship with some lady named Martina but dumped her a few months ago to start dating his make up artist who he married this past Saturday....
    Kim Kardashian 'refused to sit near Rita Ora at the ...
    2014-09-01, 16:35:56
    It was supposed to be a night to remember, but it sounds as if the MTV VMAs were fraught with behind the scenes drama. Kim Kardashian, 33, was reportedly not too happy that she was seated just a couple of places next to singer Rita Ora, 23, the singer dated her brother 27-year-old Rob on a few occasions back in 2012. TMZ is reporting that Kim refused to sit next to the I Will Never Let You ...
    Wait for the true story of my romance tale with Pete...
    2014-09-01, 16:35:52
    Wait for the true story of my romance tale with Peter Okoye of P-square- Munachi Abii f
    For most ex-beauty queens, the challenge of sustaining the tempo after their reign has always been difficult. But the story is different for Munachi Abii, former Most beautiful girl in Nigeria. *Muna *Muna A combination of beauty, brains, and talent has kept her in the limelight. In this interview, she reveals how Banky W’s Lagos Party remix helped her gain recognition as a rapper and othe...
    Shan George battles British promoters over son’s new...
    2014-08-30, 17:33:03
    The delectable Nollywood actress-turned-singer, Shan George is very angry at the moment, and this is authoritative. Shan annoyance is not unconnected to ‘Edo Boy’, the just released song of her second son, Jaga. shan-george-new1While the song that was released during the week(Monday), is currently making waves on some of the world’s most popular music sites and radio stations, one would have t...
    Life After Omoladun: Baba Suwe finds love again; to ...
    2014-08-30, 17:32:07
    Life After Omoladun: Baba Suwe finds love again; to remarry soon
    *Tells his NDLEA story Babatunde Omidina known as Baba Suwe is a successful comedian better known for his exploits in Yoruba home videos. He is still arguably the most popular Yoruba comedian of his time. But Baba Suwe hasn’t been having it easy. After the much publicised crisis with National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA, he lost his wife, Omoladun, who was almost always his soul-mate,...
    Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker
    2014-08-29, 19:11:42
    A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. Forensics investigators were working to determine the cause of death, Rosenfeld said. Sofer, 23, was reported missing Friday by a friend who was hiking with him. The young man was a Yeshiva student, studying in Israel. Meir Lichtenstein, a Lakewood, New Jer...
    Shakira Reveals Sex Of Second Baby: Will Milan Have ...
    2014-08-29, 18:35:49
    Is Shakira thinking blue or pink? The sexy singer, who is expecting her second baby with boyfriend Gerard Pique, has revealed whether she’s have a boy or a girl in the Sept. 2014 issue of Spain’s ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine. Shakira, 37, revealed some pretty big news this week! First, the Voice judge confirmed that she and her longtime “footballer” boyfriend, Gerard Pique, 27, are expecting a seco...
    Kendall Jenner: Why She Changed Her Last Name — The ...
    2014-08-29, 18:29:30
    Kendall Jenner has dropped her famous last name for the sake of her modeling career, and a source has revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY just why she made that choice! Find out below. Kendall Jenner‘s high fashion modeling career has only just begun, but she’s already making big choices for herself — namely, her decision to drop her last name from her portfolio and to model simply as “K...
    Rob Kardashian Wants To Lose 50 Pounds: How Khloe Is...
    2014-08-29, 18:29:15
    Rob Kardashian Wants To Lose 50 Pounds: How Khloe Is Helping Him
    Rob Kardashian is looking to lose 50 pounds, and sister Khloe Kardashian is going to be there to help him along the way! Find out how. It’s no secret that Rob Kardashian, 27, has gained quite a bit of weight over the past year due to a battle with depression. As a source revealed to E! Online, Rob is on the up-and-up looking to lose 50 pounds — and his sister and constant cheerleader, Khloe ...
    Angelina Jolie’s Dad Jon Voight Speaks Out After Wed...
    2014-08-29, 18:11:14
    Angelina Jolie’s Dad Jon Voight Speaks Out After Wedding Snub
    Jon, who has had a strained relationship with his daughter for years, was not invited to Angelina and Brad’s secret wedding in France. Following the snub, the veteran actor has finally broken his silence, and you may be surprised by what he said, specifically about Brad! Brad Pitt, 50, and Angelina Jolie, 39, tied the knot in a super secret ceremony in France on Aug. 23. It was so secret, in...
    Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija: ‘You Don’t Need A Un...
    2014-08-29, 18:07:06
    Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija: ‘You Don’t Need A University Education To Be A Billionaire So…….’
    Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija has revealed that she did not attend a university, explaining that no one needs a university education to make it in life. The Billionaire said this while addressing the students of the University of Lagos during the 2014 UN International Youths Day in Lagos. She said: ‘I come from Ikorodu, Lagos state. I am married to a dashing young lawyer of 70 years of age a...

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    Mixed results' from use of medicine for cardiac surg...
    2014-09-01, 17:36:53
    earchers find mixed results from oral use of colchicine for reducing complications involved in cardiac surgery, according to a new investigation published in JAMA. Postpericardiotomy syndrome (the episode of symptoms of pericarditis, including chest pain), postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF), and postoperative pericardial/pleural effusions (excess fluid around the heart and lungs) are all c...
    Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive
    2014-09-01, 17:33:39
    Staff working in offices designed to be lean and devoid of greenery, are happier and more productive when those environments are enriched with plants, say researchers who conducted the largest field study of its kind. home office with plants The new study suggests that a green workplace helps office workers be more physically, mentally and emotionally involved in their work. The internationa...
    ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP
    2014-09-01, 17:28:05
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, often lasting into adulthood. Though it is commonly treated with a "stimulant" medication, there have been concerns that such drugs could stunt a child's growth. Now, a new study suggests this type of medication does not affect children's final height in adulthood. Girl's growth The l...
    Ebola: Female doctor tests positive in Port Harcourt
    2014-09-01, 17:27:38
    A female doctor who was on admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got infected with the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested positive to Ebola. Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed this today September 1st during a meeting of the National Emergency Council on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Continue... ...
    How I survived Ebola – Dennis Akagha
    2014-08-30, 18:27:19
    How I survived Ebola – Dennis Akagha
    He and his wife-to-be had lofty dreams of living fulfilled lives and raising wonderful children together. The fiance was two months pregnant and their traditional marriage had been fixed for October. His fiancee, a graduate nurse, had just secured a job at First Consultant Hospital, Lagos. He too also just got a marketing job with an oil and gas company. She was reluctant to go to work on th...
    Ebola: Obasanjo blasts Liberia, late Sawyer
    2014-08-30, 18:26:54
    A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday chided Liberian officials who connived with the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the deadly Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria. He said this singular misadventure has started to take its toll on the manpower and the economy of not only Nigeria but the West Africa sub-region. Obasanjo said this while answering questions...
    Ebola gene study traces origin of current outbreak
    2014-08-29, 20:38:14
    An international research team has rapidly sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes collected in the 2014 outbreak. The team, including members from the Broad Institute and Harvard University in the US and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, hopes the findings will help multidisciplinary, international efforts to understand and contain the unprecedented epidemic that is growing in West ...
    App distinguishes real from fake tremors in alcohol ...
    2014-08-29, 20:37:40
    Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potentially life-threatening situation that can be easily treated with a class of sedatives called benzodiazepine drugs. However, such drugs are often abused and can be dangerous when mixed with alcohol and opiates, making doctors reluctant to prescribe them. Now, researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada have created a phone app that can predict whet...
    Dogs eating corpses of Ebola victims in Liberia - re...
    2014-08-29, 20:32:52
    Residents of Johnsonville Township, outside Monrovia in Liberia are claiming that dogs are digging up the corpses of Ebola victims buried in shallow graves in Liberia and eating them in the streets. Though security personnel guarding the area have refuted this, the residents insist it's been happening for days...that wild dogs have been going to the 'Ebola graveyard' in Johnsonville, digging...
    Ebola: Rivers state Min. of Health ask people who vi...
    2014-08-29, 20:32:15
    Below is a statement from the Rivers state Ministry of Health calling on all those who visited Samstel Clinic in Rumuokoro, Port Harcourt, in the last few weeks to report to the ministry to get tested. Samstel is the hospital where Dr Ikye Enemoah, who died of Ebola, worked. Ebola - Port Harcourt Ministry Of Health Release. "If you visited Samstel Clinic, Rumuokoro, PH, within the last few we...
    Missing protein associated with early signs of dementia
    2014-08-27, 19:43:53
    Researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK claim to have provided the first evidence that the absence of a particular protein - called the MK2/3 protein - is associated with early signs of dementia. They publish their findings in the journal Nature Communications. man comforting an older lady Dr. Corręa says it is vital to understand how the brain functions from the sub-cellular to ...
    Ebola management lessons from 14th century Venice
    2014-08-27, 19:41:02
    ssons from the past can help us deal with today's emerging threats like drug- resistance, infectious disease outbreaks, climate change and even terrorism, say experts who studied the response of Italy's city, Venice, when it was visited by the plague in the 14th century. The approach the Venetians took is an example of resilience management, write the authors of a study on the subject publishe...

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    Doctors fear stroke could leave Joan Rivers 'either ...
    2014-09-01, 17:24:51
    I'm always checking for updates on Joan Rivers and according to Daily Mail, doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, yesterday Sunday August 31st started the process of bringing her out of her medically-induced coma, but fear she could be left as 'a vegetable' or 'needing a wheelchair' as they battle to save her life. The waking-up process will take until tomorrow Tuesday September 2nd...
    Former president Obasanjo's niece Kikelomo Anubi pre...
    2014-09-01, 17:24:21
    A niece of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs Kikelomo Anubi (pictured above) who is 64 years old, is currently expecting her first child after being married for 28years. Mrs Anubi, whose Ghanaian husband just returned home after leaving her for 6 years, spoke to City People magazine about being an expectant mother at such an old age "I am pregnant and permit me to tell you that by nex...
    Boko Haram invades Bama, meets resistance from Niger...
    2014-09-01, 17:21:00
    Boko Haram militants this morning September 1st launched an attack on Bama, the largest city in Borno state with the aim of taking over the town. According to reports, the sect men arrived the town and started shooting mortars, RPGs and hurling grenades but they were fiercely resisted by Nigerian troops stationed in the village. According to Sahara Reporters, a fierce battle is currently going ...
    UNILAG Chief Security Officer assasinated at beer pa...
    2014-09-01, 17:17:19
    UNILAG Chief Security Officer assasinated at beer parlour
    The head of operations, Security Unit of the University of Lagos, Sunday Adejumo, was killed on Friday August 29th by suspected assassins at a beer parlor on Oyenuga street, behind St Finbarrs str., Akoka, Lagos. Adejumo, 50, was drinking with some friends at a beer parlour called Daniel's Place when three men walked up to him, dragged him off his chair, stabbed him before they shot him de...
    Employee of Gen. Theophilus Danjuma defrauds him of ...
    2014-08-30, 18:12:58
    An employee of former Defence Minister, Gen Theophilus Danjum rtd, Manasseh Zorto is said to be currently on the run after allegedly defrauding his boss of about N2billion. Zorto, who was to be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) wasn't in court when his case was called up yesterday August 29th. The counsel representing the SFU, Chief Godwin Obla...
    Boko Haram funded through CBN- Australian Hostage ne...
    2014-08-30, 18:12:10
    It appears Australian hostage negotiator Dennis Stephen isn't done making outrageous and some would say 'eye-opening' claims. Just a day after he claimed that former Borno state Gov, Alimodu Sheriff and an unnamed retired army chief are sponsors of Boko Haram, he's now claiming that the insurgent group if funded through the CBN. In an interview with TheCable, Stephen claimed a senior official o...
    3 hotel staff in Lagos arrested for recording custom...
    2014-08-29, 20:29:12
    Three hotel attendants namely, Sunday Okon, 23; Rita Emmanuiel, 28; and Goodness Akpan 24; all staff of an undisclosed hotel in the Ogudu area of Lagos were yesterday August 28th arraigned before an Ogudu Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly filming a hotel customer's sex act on August 13th and using it to blackmail him. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the three accus...
    At least 10 die as boat capsizes in Port Harcourt
    2014-08-29, 20:28:41
    At least 10 persons have been confirmed dead after a boat carrying 35 people capsized in the early hours of today August 29th in a river in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr Onimode Bandele said rescue efforts are still ongoing in the search of more people. “We can confirm that 10 persons died early today when a Port Harcourt-bound...
    Rita Dominic reveals she's in a relationship and in ...
    2014-08-29, 19:37:51
    The award winning actress, who covers the September issue of Blanck digital magazine, dished on her love life, admitting she's in a relationship and is in a happy place in her life. Rita Dominic tells Blanck magazine; "I feel grateful, thankful and excited as well. Not many have the opportunity to get to this number and for the most part, I have had a good life. Yes I am dating someone and ...
    Brother & sister arrested after 'having sex 3 times ...
    2014-08-29, 19:36:36
    Chris Buckner, 20 (pictured left) and her 25 year old brother Timothy Savoy (pictured right) have been arrested after being accused of having sex with each other three times while parked outside a church after watching romantic movie, The Notebook, Savannah Morning News reports. According to reports, police found the siblings early Wednesday morning outside the Countryside Baptist Church in ...
    Akunyili, a highly patriotic Nigerian, says Jonathan
    2014-08-27, 19:39:33
    President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, described late former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, as a quintessential member of his cabinet, and a fiercely patriotic Nigerian who other public officers should emulate. The President spoke at Our of Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral Church, Garki, Abuja where a requiem mass was held for the late Akunyili, who came into national limelight...
    Freed journalist's mom asked 'proof of life' question
    2014-08-27, 19:37:50
    Nancy Curtis said she wanted proof her son, Peter Theo Curtis, was still alive after being held captive almost two years by Islamist rebels in Syria, she told "ABC World News Tonight." She said she insisted intermediaries ask what museum he wrote about in his doctoral dissertation. "It came back the Western Museum and I thought, 'Yes, that's right. Nobody would know that. It's him, he's alive...

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    Confab report is the only thing that can save Nigeri...
    2014-09-01, 06:08:00
    Confab report is the only thing that can save Nigeria – Olu Falae
    Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Federal Government led the Southwest delegation to the just concluded National Conference. In this interview, the former presidential candidate of the defunct All People’s Party, APP, explains how and why the confab succeeded. He debunks insinuations that the conference was influenced by external forces. Speaking on ways the outcome of the exercis...
    Abia 2015: How Orji’s successor will emerge —Emuchay
    2014-09-01, 06:07:46
    Ambassador Okey Emuchay hails from Azumini in Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State. He just voluntarily retired after 31 years of meritorious service in the foreign service including his last post as Nigeria’s Consular General to South Africa. He recently declared his intention to contest for governorship. Emuchay speaks on his plan for Abia in this interview. We heard that you rec...
    ARG Condemns Kwankwaso’s Comment On 1999 Constitutio...
    2014-09-01, 05:37:11
    The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has described Gov Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s comment endorsing the immutability of the 1999 Constitution and called on all Nigerians to condemn it as selfish and unpatriotic. In a media interview recently, the Kano State Governor was quoted as saying that “any Constitution other than the 1999 Constitution should be rejected because anything less than that is an...
    Obiano Makes Case For Economic Re-Invention Of South...
    2014-09-01, 05:33:03
    The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has made a case for a more aggressive approach to the development of the South East in a manner that would ensure its survival as an economic block. In an address at this year’s edition of the World Igbo Congress in Houston titled “Laying the Foundations of Hope, Chief Obiano argued that as true sons and daughters of the great Igbo ancestors...
    Ekiti Elections: Corper recounts experience
    2014-08-30, 17:15:00
    Ekiti Elections: Corper recounts experience
    When Adebola Odubitan was posted to Ekiti State for her mandatory national service, little did she know she would undertake such a sensitive and potentially dangerous national assignment as that of an electoral officer. In this eye witness account of the June Ekiti gubernatorial elections, a National Youth Corp member who participated in coordinating the elections confirms the polls were fre...
    APC Youths Do Not Want Buhari To Contest 2015 Presid...
    2014-08-30, 17:14:55
    A cold war has broken out among presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress, APC following reported entreaties by younger elements among the contenders to persuade erstwhile head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari out of the contest. The party also called on past leaders of the country to salvage the country from total collapse in the hands of present administration. National chairma...
    Adamawa: Ribadu Attacks Clark,Others Opposing Waiver...
    2014-08-29, 18:00:06
    Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has responded to comments by Ijaw Chieftain, Edwin Clark that he (Ribadu) should not be granted a waiver to contest the Adamawa Bye-election by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Nigerian Tribune reported that in response to the negative remarks Ribadu said, "those huffing and buffing over the entrance...
    Olusi faults INEC on result declaration
    2014-08-29, 17:59:01
    Elder statesman and former National Vice- Chairman (South- West) of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi, has condemned the process of result declaration adopted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the just concluded governorship election in Osun State. He added that the process was capable of generating unnecessary tension and should be...
    Nigeria launches new biometric ID card - brought to ...
    2014-08-29, 17:44:35
    Yesterday afternoon, president Goodluck Jonathan became the first recipient of Nigeria's new national eID card, in a ceremony at the presidential villa in the capital Abuja. The cards will be issued to 13 million Nigerians as part of a pilot project, with the ultimate aim of producing a national identity management system (NIMS). Nigeria's NIMS is an ambitious attempt to consolidate data fro...
    Adamawa Bye-Election: PDP Grants Ribadu, Others Waiver
    2014-08-29, 17:39:50
    he Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted waiver to ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, and ex-governor of Lagos and Borno states, Buba Marwa as well as Markus Gundiri, to run as aspirants under the platform of the party in the October 11 Adamawa governorship bye-election, spokesman of the party, Olisa Metuh, announced on Friday. The three aspirants ...
    Jonathan In Crucial Meeting With PDP Chieftains, Min...
    2014-08-27, 17:01:40
    Ruling Party Hails President 's Transformation Agenda SAN FRANCISCO, August 27, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday met for several hours at the Presidential Villa Abuja with the chieftains of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some Ministers and members of the National Assembly. The meeting which held immediately after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting wa...
    Confab Report: Roadmap to national rebirth
    2014-08-27, 16:59:43
    *The submission of the National Conference report to President Goodluck Jonathan on 21 August, 2014, was as relieving as it was historic. Going by the gale of criticisms that accompanied the idea from certain quarters, and the fears -genuine and imagined - expressed over its deliberations, many *Nigerians were right to be apprehensive. Fears were rife that a national conference ...

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    Odemwingie’s season may be over
    2014-09-01, 17:43:53
    Nigeria international striker, Peter Odemwingie’s season may be over following the injury he sustained during Saturday’s Barclays English Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester City. The forward was carried off on a stretcher after he collapsed while attempting to keep the ball in play at the Etihad Stadium. Odemwingie may be out for the rest of the 2014/15 season after dam...
    Disputed Nigerian football president dismisses ban t...
    2014-09-01, 17:43:25
    The new head of Nigerian football, whose disputed appointment has thrown the domestic game into turmoil, has dismissed the threat of sanctions from world governing body FIFA. “We have seen the letter from FIFA and digested the full content of it,” said Chris Giwa. “Nothing has changed as far as we’re concerned. We will present our position to FIFA... and they will be convinced beyond any ...
    ENYEAMA PULLS OUT OF AFCON QUALIFIERS
    2014-09-01, 17:42:42
    Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has withdrawn from Nigeria’s two AFCON qualifiers against Congo and South Africa due to a serious family problem. The Lille shot stopper, according to top French sports paper L’Equipe, has pulled out of the qualifiers on account of the family problem. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi confirmed Enyeama's absence. “It’s better we excuse him, instead of bringing him ...
    NIGERIA THREATEN FIFA ACTION AFTER SCHALKE HOLD OBASI
    2014-09-01, 17:38:17
    Nigeria have threatened to drag German club Schalke 04 to FIFA if Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi failed to honour AFCON qualifiers against Congo and South Africa. Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, who has been working round the clock to ensure that all invited players arrive in time for the games revealed that the German side called to say they have submitted the international passport of the player...
    FIFA nullifies Giwa’s election
    2014-08-30, 18:37:25
    The decision of the Ministry of Sports to mastermind and give credence to the kangaroo election that produced Chris Giwa as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has drawn the rwath of FIFA, which has ordered Giwa to vacate the Glass House by Monday. FIFA President Sepp Blatter FIFA President Sepp Blatter In a letter signed by the Secretary-Generakl of FIFA, Jerome Valc...
    Fenerbahce drops Joseph Yobo
    2014-08-30, 18:36:47
    Turkish Super Lig club, Fenerbahce, announced yesterday Friday August 29th that they have released Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo. Fenerbahce announced on their official website that due to restriction in the number of foreign players, the club and Yobo had to part ways. Both parties mutually agreed to terminate their contract this week on the eve of the start of the Turkish top flight this te...
    Champions League: Domestic winners to benefit as UEF...
    2014-08-29, 20:47:41
    UEFA is close to changing the seeding system for the group stages of the Champions League, Sky Sports News’ Chief News Reporter Bryan Swanson can reveal. UEFA has confirmed that, under new proposals, the top eight seeds would comprise of the defending Champions League winners, along with the seven domestic league winners of the top-ranked UEFA nations. Initial talks over the seeding syste...
    Premier League: Louis van Gaal says top four is Manc...
    2014-08-29, 20:47:17
    Louis van Gaal has set Manchester United an initial target of a top-four finish in this season's Premier League. United's new manager is yet to deliver a competitive victory and suffered the indignity of a 4-0 defeat at League One MK Dons in Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie. Neither that setback, nor a return of just one Premier League point from two games, has dented the Dutchman's confiden...
    FIFA threaten to ban Nigeria over disputed elections
    2014-08-29, 20:43:43
    World football governing body FIFA has warned Nigeria could be banned by Tuesday if an "elected" executive committee led by Chris Giwa does not vacate the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) office by midnight Monday. In a letter dated Friday, August 29 and signed by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valke, FIFA warned Giwa and his executives to stop parading themselves as NFF officials. FIFA said t...
    FIFA rejects Chris Giwa as NFF President
    2014-08-29, 20:43:21
    The football Governing body has declared the Nigeria Football Federation elective congress that produced Chris Giwa as illegal and ordered his board to leave office by Monday Fifa has rejected the Chris Giwa led excutive board of the Nigeria Football Federation and ordered the group to vacate office on or before midnight, Monday September 1. Giwa was declared the president of the country’...
    Giwa resumes at NFF office amidst chaos
    2014-08-27, 20:07:21
    Despite pending issues and claims to the legitimacy of Tuesday's Nigeria Football Federation elections, Chris Giwa on Wednesday resumed office as the president of the federation. The Jos-born owner of Glo Premier League outfit, Giwa FC, was elected as the new president of the football ruling body in Nigeria amidst chaos. His election is being disputed since 40 of the 44 congress delegates me...
    Udegbe To Choose Nigeria Ahead Of Germany
    2014-08-27, 20:05:46
    Udegbe To Choose Nigeria Ahead Of Germany
    KFC Uerdingen goalkeeper, Robin Udegbe, has pledged his international future to Nigeria instead of Germany, after holding talks with Super Eagles strikers Ahmed Musa, Uche Nwofor and Michael Uchebo. The former VVV Venlo custodian was born in Germany 23 years ago to a Nigerian father, who hails from Anambra State, and a German mother. ''Until now, I did not talk directly to someone in ...

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    CryptoWall held over half a million computers hostag...
    2014-09-01, 17:52:31
    A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, garnering more than $1 million for its creators , researchers found. The Counter Threat Unit (CTU) at Dell SecureWorks performed an extensive analysis of CryptoWall that involved gathering data from its command-and-control (C&C) servers, track...
    Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debut...
    2014-09-01, 17:50:37
    Mozilla has added small advertisements to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged build, the channel dubbed "Nightly" because it is updated each evening. The ads, which Mozilla's calls "sponsored tiles," were first discussed by Mozilla in February, but the initiative was criticized by Firefox users. The company, however, defended the in-browser ad project, saying it was important to fin...
    Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-c...
    2014-09-01, 17:45:58
    Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores. The Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition chip, announced Friday, is aimed at gaming and high-performance desktops. It is based on the Haswell microarchitecture, which is the basis for Intel's latest Core chips, and priced at $999 per chip in 1,000-unit quantities. The inclusion of eight cores and the latest th...
    Appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 ...
    2014-09-01, 17:45:34
    Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore $1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial. The jury initially awarded the $1.3 billion to Oracle in 2010, but the judgment was subsequently vacated by U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton, who had overseen t...
    Google reveals secret drone delivery tests
    2014-08-30, 18:46:50
    Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos. Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, a secretive, 2-year-old program exploring drone delivery. A team of Google...
    Massive bank hack: What you need to know
    2014-08-30, 18:43:40
    ackers have managed to break into 7 of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know. What happened? Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase (JPM) -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation. And the hackers got in deep enough to delete or mani...
    10 awesome things you didn't know your phone could do
    2014-08-29, 20:56:30
    You've had your smartphone for a while. But let's face it: you've never read the manual. You take great pride in the fact you know how to use it. Then, it happens. You see someone do something extraordinary with his or her phone that you did not know was even possible. Friends don't let friends have smartphone skill envy. Here are some of my favorite secrets buried in your phone settings tha...
    Struggling Angry Birds maker dumping CEO
    2014-08-29, 20:54:59
    The maker of the Angry Birds mobile video game is dumping its CEO as the company struggles with increased competition and difficulties in changing its business model. Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish video game maker, announced that CEO Mikael Hed will "pass the hoodie" in January to former Nokia (NOK) executive Pekka Rantala, a reference to the typical clothing worn in the company's offices. ...
    Can levitating appliances take off?
    2014-08-29, 20:50:15
    Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in thin air and keeping it hovering for a prolonged display. This is a fairly typical challenge for the Dutch engineer, who along with his daughter Angela runs Crealev, a leading levitation design firm. The mysterious art of floating has been largely confined to ultra-speciali...
    Instagram gets time-lapse videos moving with Hyperla...
    2014-08-29, 20:49:37
    Time-lapse videos are usually a stationary affair, shot from a fixed location and angle over an extended period of time. But now, Instagram is letting iPhone users ditch the tripods and take time-lapse videos on the go with its new app, Hyperlapse. The key feature of the free app, released Tuesday, is a stabilization engine that takes advantage of the iPhone's built-in gyroscope to keep images...
    Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report
    2014-08-27, 20:10:48
    Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9. Influential tech new site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the iPhone 6. It seems likely that such wearable device would be a watch since Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch back in July...
    Scientists: Solar system inside a searing gas bubble
    2014-08-27, 20:10:15
    Ever feel like you live in a bubble? You do. We all do. Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,000,000 miles), and its walls are made of hot gas. How hot? About a million degrees. Photos: Never-seen images of the cosmos Photos: Never-see...

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    Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation
    2014-09-01, 17:14:17
    Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank. Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley, would become "state land," clearing the way for the development of a new Israeli settlement. The affected land lies near Bethlehem and close to Bitar Ilit -- one of the biggest Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Far...
    Beijing says no to open elections in Hong Kong
    2014-09-01, 17:13:53
    It's a decision thousands of protesters feared. China's powerful National People's Congress Standing Committee voted Sunday to change the way Hong Kong picks its chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee will be allowed to run. A top Chinese official made clear the candidates all must "love the country and love Hong Kong." The city's current leader insis...
    UK PM: Police need power to seize passports of would...
    2014-09-01, 17:05:43
    British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS. Cameron told lawmakers meeting in the House of Commons on Monday there were two gaps in Britain's fight against the threat of terror at home. The first pertains to suspects traveling abroad, he said....
    Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask ...
    2014-09-01, 17:05:22
    Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN. Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN's Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each was given five minutes for an interview. All three men said they hope the U.S. government will send an envoy to North Korea to help get them out...
    Gunmen target spy agency in Afghanistan; 6 killed
    2014-08-30, 17:54:25
    Gunmen attacked a spy agency in eastern Afghanistan early Saturday, killing six people and leaving dozens injured, authorities said. The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in Jalalabad city. It targeted the provincial headquarters of the national directorate of security in Nangarhar province, according to Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, a local police spokesman. The att...
    1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revea...
    2014-08-30, 17:53:48
    Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says. The "appalling" revelations also expose cultural tensions and lack of communication between authorities and the town's ethnic minorities that may have helped stop it. Social counselors saw evidence of...
    Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea
    2014-08-29, 19:11:06
    A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky. The eruption of Mount Tavurvur on the island of New Britain began early Friday, said Craig Earl-Spurr, a meteorologist at the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Australia. The volcano spewed a thick tower of ash that reached as high as 60,000 feet above sea level. Recently active volcan...
    Report: ISIS waterboarded captives
    2014-08-29, 19:05:17
    Did ISIS use a notorious former CIA interrogation technique on Western hostages? At least four ISIS hostages in Syria were waterboarded during their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the treatment of the abducted Westerners. Among those waterboarded was James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded by the terror group. Waterboardin...
    Obama on ISIS in Syria: 'We don't have a strategy yet'
    2014-08-29, 18:41:32
    It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama told reporters during a White House news briefing. "We don't have a strategy yet." Obama said he's asked America's top defense officials to prepare "a range of options" about what the United States could do to go after ...
    Official: Obama weighing options to go after ISIS in...
    2014-08-27, 17:38:47
    President Barack Obama flatly stated Tuesday the United States won't forget the gruesome killing of American journalist James Foley and promised "justice will be done." And now, apparently, he has some options to pursue such justice -- going after ISIS not just for beheading Foley, but for its campaign of terror around the region. ISIS growing stronger, more capable Pentagon: Geography won't...
    Deadly Brazil prison riot ends
    2014-08-26, 18:46:06
    A prison riot in Brazil that left four inmates dead came to a conclusion Tuesday after officials transferred all the inmates elsewhere and rioters released two guards they had held hostage. Brazilian authorities had begun moving inmates out Monday after rioting at the prison in the southern city of Cascavel, where two inmates were decapitated and two thrown off the roof of a cell block. Accord...
    Officials: American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria
    2014-08-26, 18:43:34
    An American named Douglas McCain was killed last weekend in Syria, where he was fighting for ISIS, two U.S. officials told CNN. The man's uncle, Ken McCain, said that his nephew had gone to fight as a jihadi and that the U.S. State Department told the family Monday about the death. Douglas McCain died in a battle between rival extremist groups in the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria's once-bustling c...

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