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Costa Concordia wreck towed into Genoa harbour

Link to video: Costa Concordia docks in Genoa to be broken up for scrap The rusting hulk of the Costa Concordia was due to arrive at a port on the outskirts of Genoa on Sunday afternoon at the end of a 200-nautical mile journey from the island of Giglio, where it sank more than two […]

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Ukraine’s pro-West parties face bitter campaign after Yatsenyuk resignation

Ukraine’s prime minister has launched what promises to be a bitter election campaign that could divide pro-Western parties and complicate their efforts to fight pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a key interlocutor of the West during months of turmoil, announced on Thursday he would quit, saying parliament was betraying Ukraine’s […]

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Kerry Finds Even a Truce in Gaza Is Hard to Win

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Liberia struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

INFECTED: Dr. Kent Brantly, at left, is seen in protective equipment caring for infected patients at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Brantly tested positive for Ebola on Saturday. Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash Air Algerie flight crashes in eastern Mali Persecuted woman meets Pope Francis Parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die […]

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Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week. Poroshenko made the announcement Friday after meeting with parliamentary leaders after Yatsensyuk said the day before that he was stepping down. Yatsenyuk said he was […]

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The Ukrainian imbroglio

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Eastern Ukraine, in which 298 passengers perished, has created a ferocious furore with accusations amongst the adversary forces in Ukraine and their western imperialist and Russian backers. This horrific calamity has also brought to the fore the severity of the conflict. […]

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Business

UBA announces N138bn half-year earnings

United Bank for Africa Plc has released its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the year, declaring a rise in earnings for the period. The results, which were released to the Nigeria Stock Exchange on Friday, showed that UBA’s gross earnings for the period stood at N138bn. This represents a rise of […]

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Modern Rail – Nigeria Railways Bids to Sustain N4 Billion Investment

Following the rehabilitation of the railway by the Federal Government 30 years after it was abandoned, the Nigerian Railway Corporation resorted to the refurbishment of old rolling stocks to return to tracks. The locomotives and coaches were vestiges of colonial rail infrastructure. And so, despite their efforts, the rolling stocks simply fell short of the […]

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Consumer Goods Sales in Nigeria May Hit $1tn by 2030

 Consumer goods in the market By Obinna Chima Sales of consumer goods in Nigeria may more than triple to almost $1 trillion by 2030, a report has stated. The report noted that Nigeria is developing a large consuming class, adding that by 2030, about 160 million Nigerians (out of a projected population of 273 million) […]

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CBN Slams Six-Year Time Bar On Consumer Complaints

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to impose a six year time bar on customers’ complaints. This was disclosed in circular to banks and other financial institutions on Exposure of Draft on Recommendation for Time Bar on Consumer Complaints issued by the apex bank on Friday. “Pursuant to the inputs received from stakeholders, […]

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Nigeria’s UBA reports first-half profit down 13 pct

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For Rilwanu Lukman, An Eventful Life

 Rilwanu Lukman, As the international business community continues to mourn the death of Nigeria’s former oil minister,  Secretary General and President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Rilwanu Lukman, energy sector affairs commentators said the Kaduna-born former oil diplomat will be remembered  among other things, for his push for the restructuring of the […]

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Politics

Nigeria On Alert Following Ebola Death

Nigeria has stepped up surveillance at its ports and borders, following the country’s first confirmed death from the Ebola virus. Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says health officials are monitoring airports, seaports and land borders, for people arriving who may show signs of the virus. He commented on Friday, after officials confirmed that a man who […]

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2face Changes Name to ‘Tu-Baba’

Pop singer, Innocent Idibia has finally dropped his stage name, 2face, saying that after ascending with the release of his sixth album, he has decided to change his name to Tu-baba. The legendary singer officially made this known, while performing songs from his new album, Read more here

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Eid-El-Fitri

Maiduguri/Abuja — Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger raise joint force against terrorism To forestall impending attacks on Maiduguri by the Boko Haram terrorist group during the Eid-el-Fitri celebration, the military and other security agencies have mounted heavy security checkpoints at various locations in the troubled town and banned all vehicular movement throughout the festive period. It […]

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Govt Orders Liberians to be Screened for Ebola

In a red alert, Department of Port Health begins detailed checks on passengers from West and Central Africa In a bid to ensure that the Ebola virus does not spread, following the death of a Liberian national in Lagos last week, the Federal Government yesterday ordered six persons made up of Liberians and other West […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection With Kaduna Blasts

The Defence Headquarters on Friday said that troops in Kaduna had arrested a man in connection with the explosions that rocked the city on Wednesday. This is contained in a statement posted on Defence headquarters website defenceinfo.mil.ng. The statement said the young man was apprehended by military patrol team that swooped on the area immediately […]

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Sheikh’s Son, 10 Others Killed as Troops Fire on Shiite Muslim Procession

Abuja — Nigerian Shiite Muslims have accused Nigerian troops of killing 11 of their members and injuring 40 others in a clash between the group and soldiers in Zaria on Friday. In a statement on Friday night, the group said among those gunned down were Mahmud, the son of the leader of the group, Sheikh […]

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Sports

Mission to retain gold standard

THE faces are still fresh and, for many of them, their trophy cabinets are relatively empty. But the Commonwealth Games will be a good place for Singapore’s new generation of paddlers to start their collection, which is likely to swell in the coming years. With golden girls Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu retired after landing […]

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Lampard declines offer to join Villa at Melbourne City FC

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will not be joining the newly rebranded A-League side Melbourne City following a move to its affiliate club, New York City FC, a spokesman said Friday. Lampard signed a two-year deal with the American Major League Soccer (MLS) team Thursday, becoming its second major signing behind Spanish World Cup winner David […]

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‘Infectious’ Van Gaal very similar to Ferguson, says Giggs

The Welshman says that the Dutchman demands respect and feels that the squad are being perfectly primed to make up for last season’s disappointing Premier League campaign Ryan Giggs says that new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal shares a similar aura to Sir Alex Ferguson. The Dutchman took charge of the Red Devils for […]

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Umeh to block Keshi’s Bafana adventure

by Sammy Wejinya 25 July 2014, 06:14 <!– –> <!– Fantasy Store –> Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mike Umeh insists that Stephen Keshi would be persuaded to stay on as coach of the Super Eagles. Keshi’s contract with the NFF lapsed after the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil with reports […]

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Pellegrini gives Iheanacho the nod

by Sammy Wejinya 25 July 2014, 05:52 <!– –> <!– Fantasy Store –> Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has described Kelechi Iheanacho as an important part of the club’s future. Iheanacho put in a man-of-the-match display for the Citizens on Thursday in a 4-1 win over Major League Soccer (MLS) leaders, Sporting Kansas City in […]

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Glasgow 2014: Opara wins Nigeria’s first medal

Nigeria’s Nkechi Opara has won the country’s first medal in weightlifting at the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Opara, 18, picked the bronze behind Indian duo of S. Khumukcham and M. Chanu Saikhom who won gold and silver medal respectively in the 48kg category. In the snatch, the Abia State-born athlete lifts 70kg, just as she […]

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World News

Soyuz Drops Astronauts Off At Space Station

Soyuz Drops Astronauts Off At Space StationA Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS).


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Global Cyber Money Scam Worth $6bn Busted

Global Cyber Money Scam Worth $6bn BustedThe operators of the digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve have been accused of helping an international band of criminals launder more than $6bn (£3.9bn) in illicit funds.


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Myanmar urges calm after fresh religious violence

An ethnic Shan Buddhist monk looks out of a window in a village on the outskirts of Lashio in March 2013Myanmar's government called for calm Wednesday after mobs burned down a Muslim orphanage, a mosque and shops during a new eruption of religious violence in the east of the country.


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Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus RebornA man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern amongst cult experts in Australia.


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Venezuela: US Embassy Staff Shot At Strip Club

Venezuela: US Embassy Staff Shot At Strip ClubTwo US embassy employees have been shot at a strip club in Venezuela's capital, police and US State Department officials said.


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International trio takes shortcut to space station

Russia's Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29, 2013An international trio flying in a Russian capsule docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday with a busy schedule full of space walks and an encounter with a pioneering US cargo craft.


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Entertainment

FDC Report – Nollywood, a Goldmine Ready to Be Tapped

According to a report by Financial Derivative Company Limited, the immense potentials of the entertainment industry, especially the local film industry, as reflected in the recent rebasing of the economy may end the long search for an alternative to oil import, which successive administrations have been looking for, writes Festus Akanbi The economic reality of […]

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10 Highest Paid Nollywood Actresses Revealed! How much are they worth?

class=”eliadunit” Who are the 10 highest paid or best paid Nollywood actresses in Nigeria today? No doubt, Nollywood actresses that have starred in blockbuster movies such as Ije – The Journey, Last Flight To Abuja, Phone Swap, The Mirror Boy, The Figurine, Tango With Me, just to name a few, are one of the best […]

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Nollywood stars mobbed

A host of local actors and actresses were also in attendance. But attention was much more on A-list Usifo, who normally plays a hardened character in the movie.But off stage, the actor who has starred in movies like Silent Night, Sanctuary, Captive, Innocent Tears and Fugitive, is a different character – a soft one who […]

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See Nollywood Actor Jnr Pope Odonwodo’s African Inspired Pre-wedding Photos

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Yorubas in English-Speaking Nollywood Don’t Support Other Yorubas – Antar …

Veteran actor/director Antar Laniyan opens up about Nollywood, his female fans, the future of the film industry. In an interview with Vanguard, the actor talks about tribalism and how Yorubas in the English-speaking Nollywood sector don’t support each other like the Igbos. On the dominance of the English speaking sector in Nollywood: “I don’t agree […]

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Nollywood’s new scoreboard

NIGERIAN cinephiles rejoiced this month as news emerged that Half of a Yellow Sun (pictured above), arguably the most ambitious film project in the nation’s history, had received a release date in its own country. For three months the nation’s media censorship board held up the film, raising vague concerns over its depiction of the nation’s […]

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Other Recent News

‘It did what it was designed to do – bring down airplanes’: Black box finds MH17 …

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Data from MH17 black box is consistent with a missile attack Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Sunday more federal police would be deployed to the crash site But it emerged that the rebel-held territory is still too dangerous Reports that fighting has broken out near the city of Donetsk EU team was deployed […]

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Senior Lecturer (Department of Chemical Engineering)

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a university in Ilorin, Nigeria. It was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975 and is a federal government owned tertiary institution of education located in Ilorin, Kwara State, western Nigeria.[1][2] The ancient city of Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, is about […]

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PRODUCT SALES EXECUTIVE/ SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (DISTRIBUTION)

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PRODUCT SALES EXECUTIVE/ SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (DISTRIBUTION) Equipment Hall – Nigeria Since we started a relationship with Findajobinafrica, we have considerably learnt from you, especially in the e-recruitment process. You have shown a solid ability to manage clients through demonstrating every day your “customer oriented attitude”. Thanks a lot for your high quality support our […]

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Project Head- Methaonal

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Project Head- Methaonal Ambe International. – Nigeria Read more here

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Seplat’s first-half profit falls to $156 million

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company recorded the highest gain with N14, to close at N684 per share Oil and gas firm, Seplat, said its half-year pretax profit fell to $156 million, down 26 percent from $210 million a year earlier. In its first interim report following a debut $500 million IPO in April, the Nigerian firm […]

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Anyim Charges New FRSC Boss On Dedication

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Chevron, Proof of Delta’s Investment Safety, Says Uduaghan

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Chevron logo By Omon-Julius Onabu         The productive relationship between the Delta a State Government and American oil giant, Chevron, bears eloquent testimony to the fact Delta State was peaceful and remained the haven of investors in Nigeria. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State who stated this, described the company’s working relationship with Delta State […]

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US closes embassy in Libya, withdraws staff

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON: The United States has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated more than 150 Americans from Tripoli, the State Department said on Saturday. Other Western nations and the United Nations have already withdrawn their staff from Tripoli. The United States also closed its embassy in February 2011, when rebels toppled Moammar Qadhafi but […]

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