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In Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group

ZURICH (AP) — Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America’s top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria’s president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully. The election is set for next month amid reports of killings and kidnappings […]

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Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Nigeria’s major northeastern city of Maiduguri just after midnight on Sunday, military, government and local sources said. At around 9 am (0300 ET) on Sunday, a Reuters witness said shelling could be heard and that military helicopters were circling the city. All […]

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Kerry heads to Nigeria amid tensions over polls, Boko Haram

Lagos (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Nigeria Sunday, just weeks away from closely fought elections overshadowed by fears about mounting Boko Haram violence and poll-related unrest. Kerry announced the trip on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he spoke at length on the threat to […]

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Nigeria Eases FX Trading Rules as JPMorgan Review Looms

Nigeria eased curbs on foreign-exchange trading less than a week after JPMorgan Chase Co. said it may remove the country’s debt from some indexes because of a liquidity crunch. The maximum net open position banks can hold at the end of each trading day was raised to 0.5 percent of shareholders’ funds from 0.1 percent, […]

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Nigeria says UN force not needed to tackle Boko Haram

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s top security official on Friday ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram, saying the country and its partners could handle the threat. Possible “enhanced international support” against Boko Haram will be discussed on the sidelines of an AU summit later this month, […]

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Nigeria considers possible 'troop surge' to fight Boko Haram

Nigeria has announced it may bring home its soldiers deployed abroad to help fight the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a move that could have significant security implications across Africa. “There is a need for a ‘troops’ surge’ in operational areas, which may require recalling Nigerian troops from peace missions abroad to enhance the operational capabilities of […]

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Business

15 ships to arrive Lagos

15 ships to arrive Lagos Category: News Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 15:41 Written by Agency report Hits: 623 Fifteen ships laden with foodstuff, petroleum products and other goods have arrived Lagos ports waiting to berth. The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its daily publication –Shipping Position – made available to newsmen […]

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NNPC Moves To Distribute Kerosene To End Users At N50Per litre

•‘Why Refineries Are Still Not Working’ THE launch of the ‘Kerosene Correct’ initiative by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is meant to crash the unofficial price of kerosene, its Group Managing Director, Dr Joseph Dawha, has said.   Meanwhile, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has blamed the non-functionality of the existing […]

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Over 349000 jobs created by Nigerian economy in Q3 of 2014 – report

Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the Nigerian economy added a total of 349,343 jobs in the third quarter of 2014.The latest job creation figures released by the NBS on Thursday said that the third quarter results showed a steady improvement in the total number of jobs added to the economy when compared […]

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That Cut In Fuel Price

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, took Nige rians by storm late last Sunday when she announced a marginal reduction in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol from N97 to N87 per litre. The Minister said that the new price regime takes effect from 12 midnight that day. She […]

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BDCs now to get $30000 weekly from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday increased the weekly supply of dollars to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators from $15,000 per BDC to $30,000. The policy takes effect  from the Wednesday, January 28, 2015 auction. The CBN revealed this  in a circular titled: “Review of Weekly Foreign Exchange Cash Sales to Bureau  De […]

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US group to build 250MW plant in Rivers

Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo The United States of America-based Missouri American Energy is planning to build a 250-megawatts power plant in Rivers State, the Federal Government has said. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said the plant, when completed, would inject 250MW into the national grid, adding that with the reduced amount […]

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Politics

Toyin Aimaku Blasts Celebrities Flaunting Money

Actress, Toyin Aimaku, has condemned her colleagues who show off their wealth on social media. This comes after some musicians and actors have been spreading pictures of their cars and homes on Instagram and Tweeter. She has this to say about the new trend: “You see, my parents have always told me never to blow […]

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Time Magazine Bends for Nigerian TV Star

Very few Nigerians have made it to the pages of Time Magazine. Most times when Nigeria is mentioned, it is for negative things. However, in recent times, the nation’s booming entertainment industry has made international media to take us more seriously. Many articles about Nollywood have appeared on Time magazine. Actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, even made […]

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100 Youths Benefit From NDE Vocational Training

By Nedum Noble Abuja — A total of 100 youths have been empowered by Vocational Skill Development department of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), FCT chapter. The youths drawn from the six area councils of the FCT, underwent a six-months extensive training in different fields including plumbing, autotronics, catering, fashion designing, metal installation, and […]

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UPN Disowns Soluade Over Adoption of Ogun Gov Candidate

By Segun Adeleye Abeokuta — The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has disowned Femi Soluade, the former pro tem chairman of the party, over his role in the adoption of the Ogun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gboyega Isiaka, by five opposition political parties in the state ahead of the February […]

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Attacks On Jonathan in Katsina, Bauchi

Following the recent attacks on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina and Bauchi states by suspected supporters of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), the Presidency on Friday reacted angrily, saying, “this nonsense must stop” and called on the opposition party to caution its supporters. […]

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FG Will Prosecute Those Using Children As Suicide Bombers, Says Adoke

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, has said that the Federal Government would prosecute members of Boko Haram for using female children as suicide bombers. In an advisory he issued on January 21st, Adoke said he was deeply concerned by reports that young children were being used as […]

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Sports

Australian Open 2015: Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard confident ahead of her …

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Jose Mourinho wants "phenomenal" Andre Schurrle offer

Jose Mourinho has insisted that Andre Schurrle will only be allowed to leave Chelsea this month if the club were to receive a “phenomenal offer” for the German’s services. It has been widely speculated that the 24-year-old is eager to move on before the deadline passes in order to gain regular starting opportunities elsewhere. However, […]

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Suarez will get good numbers, insists Luis Enrique

The Uruguayan has endured a difficult start to life at Camp Nou but his coach is remaining patient and says the former Liverpool man will adjust in time Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is confident Luis Suarez will end the season with “very good numbers” as he continues to struggle in front of goal for his […]

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Louis van Gaal blasts his players and the referee after Cambridge draw

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Chelsea target Juan Cuadrado has the pace and technical ability to become a …

While much of this summer was spent discussing the possibility of Arturo Vidal moving to Manchester United, fans of Fiorentina were concerned that their own South American World Cup star could become the primary target for the Old Trafford club. Both players would eventually remain in Serie A, but while the chatter surrounding the Chilean […]

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Ribery blasts ‘political’ FIFA Ballon d’Or award

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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

In Nollywood Industry: What Muna Obiekwe Is Being Remembered For

In Nollywood Industry: What Muna Obiekwe Is Being Remembered For Until his death, the fair-skinned actor’s career suffered serious setback following the eye-sore roles he played in movies. Till date, people are still talking about the role he played in that soft-porn movie, “Dirty Secret”starring himself, Tonto Dikeh, Jibola Dabo, Geraldine Ejiogu, Ejine Okerefor, among […]

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Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh Shares Very Emotional Tribute For Late Muna …

Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh Shares Very Emotional Tribute For Muna Obiekwe – Read This And Cry Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh who was quite close with the late Muna Obiekwe and it looks like she’s still having a bit of difficulty grasping his sad death. She shared a touching tribute today on her Instagram page: Just […]

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Ini Edo Speaks On Her New Relationship With Nollywood Actor, Mike Godson

We all recently heard that Ini Edo has started dating again months after her husband and her got separated. Just a couple of days ago, reports emerged on social media that the Nollywood Actress, Ini Edo who recently divorced her husband is now in a relationship with a young upcoming actor, Mike Godson. The report […]

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Seven Important Things No One Has Told You About Late Nollywood Actor …

Seven Important Things No One Has Told You About Late Nollywood Actor, Muna Obiekwe Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe passed away on Sunday, January 18 at the age of 36 years after battling with Kidney disease.His death came as a surprise to many as a lot of people including colleagues and friends didnt know he was […]

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Honour for Jonathan at Nollywood Health Convention

By Shaibu Husseini A GROUP of entertainment celebrities from film, music, comedy, writing and media under the aegis of Saving Life for Africa Foundation (SLAD) has announced President Goodluck Jonathan as its 2014 Personality of the Year. This is as a result of the proactive way the government fought and conquered the deadly Ebola scourge, […]

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Nigeria unveils US$12MN fund to tackle Nollywood piracy

The latest initiative in the ongoing Project ACT Nollywood – the presidential intervention programme established to improve technical and professional capacity in Nigeria’s film sector – the move aims to tackle a poor distribution system and rampant piracy affecting the industry. The aim of the new Innovation Distribution Fund (IDF) is to better protect intellectual […]

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Interior Designer Job Vacancy at Blue Mahogany

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Interior Designer Job Vacancy at Blue Mahogany Blue Mahogany is an interior design firm dedicated to providing bespoke interiors for residential and commercial clients across Nigeria. To further strengthen our capacity to deliver, we require exceptional an candidate to join our dynamic team. Job Title: Senior Interior Designer Job description Creative responsibility on client projects […]

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Finacial Auditor

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Location: Lagos Description: We offer a lengthy list of policies which including cars, toys, business vehicles, protective indemnity on sea port cargo both on perishable and non perishable goods and lot more. Our broad range of coverage for different types of risks assessment on vehicles and other policy scheme has made us one of the […]

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Loan Supervisor

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Job Description Job Purpose: Responsible for the implementation of the day to day microfinance operations, performance of loan portfolio, provision of guidance and capacity to build Loan officers in the field to ensure growth in Susu’s portfolio. Key Responsibilities % of Time Success measures Performance Measures Business Development and Growth. 40% Disbursements No. of groups […]

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Music Manager Fosad Consulting 9 days ago Lagos, Nigeria

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Music Manager Fosad Consulting 9 days ago Lagos, Nigeria Lagos, Lagos State Our client is a fast rising star taking the music industry by storm. A musician with a twist of Jazz and Soul music giving it a modern feel. We are seeking to hire a smart, energetic and social individual who will be involved […]

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Activity Co-ordinator

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Activity Co-ordinator Lagos, Lagos State Job Description RESPONSIBILITIES Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies. Meet with staff to discuss rules, regulations, and work-related problems. Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them […]

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Key Account Manager Vuevu Oghenetega’s Company Lagos, Nigeria

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Key Account Manager Vuevu Oghenetega’s Company Lagos, Nigeria Lagos, Lagos State Read more here

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Operations Managers at Simeons Pivot Resources

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Operations Managers at Simeons Pivot Resources Nigeria Read more here

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Stewards Fosad Consulting 15 days ago Lagos, Nigeria

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Stewards Fosad Consulting 15 days ago Lagos, Nigeria Lagos, Lagos State Read more here

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