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Badaun sisters committed suicide, were not raped, murdered: CBI

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS): The CBI Thursday announced that its probe had found that the two young girls who were found hanging from tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun in May had committed suicide and were not gangraped and murdered. The sensational case had made headlines in India and outside and led to a political […]

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Does Israel need the nation state law? No

Battling the bill: Livni There has been a lot of wailing and hand-wringing over the “nation-state” bill which the Knesset may or may not be voting on next week. At the heart of the furore is the claim that if the bill becomes law, it will transform Israeli Arabs into “second-class citizens”. This is very […]

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Five dead as Taliban target foreigners

REUTERS Police officers arrive at the site of an incident in Kabul. An explosion shook houses in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Thursday evening and was followed by heavy gunfire that could still be heard an hour later, according to Reuters witnesses and security officials. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani Kabul – The Taliban bombed […]

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The countries punished by an Opec-fuelled oil price rout

Thursday’s decision by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) not to cut supply has seen oil slump further still. The plunge took both Oman and Kuwait into territory in which Deutsche estimated their governments would not be able to balance the books. Of Deutsche’s list – which also included Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain […]

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Nigeria's naira touches record low after cenbank devalues currency

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s naira touched a record low against the dollar on Wednesday, a day after the central bank devalued the currency, and it was trading lower than the bank’s target band even after rebounding. Nigeria’s central bank devalued the naira by 8 percent and raised interest rates sharply on Tuesday, as it sought […]

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Fire Sale – Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone Gets Price Cut to $199

  It’s not a Black Friday deal as much as it may be another attempt for Amazon to get rid of excess Fire Phone inventory, but for what it’s worth, the retail giant is now selling the unlocked version of the poor-selling device for only $199. This is indeed quite ironic, as the Fire Phone […]

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Business

Nigerian oil minister elected OPEC President

Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been elected the first female President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).Alison-Madueke was elected President of OPEC on Thursday at the ongoing 166th General Meeting of the organisation in Vienna, Austria. Alison-Madueke replaces former President of OPEC, Libyan Vice Prime Minister for Corporations, Abdourhman […]

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FG signs $1bn MoU on 1000MW plant

The Federal Government has signed a $1bn Memorandum of Understanding with Strancton Limited for the construction of a 1,000 megawatts power plant in Katsina State. It also signed another MoU with Greenville Oil and Gas Limited for the supply of liquefied natural gas to the Kaduna power plant. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, […]

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UBA dominates annual Banker Awards in London, wins in 5 categories

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, one of Africa’s largest financial services institutions, has proved it is in a class of its own by sweeping the global banking awards in London, Thursday, winning in five categories to become one of the highest single winning bank brands at this year’s awards. The global banking awards is […]

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Lovers of luxury goods, others to cough out N480b for govt

•Fed Govt rolls out social policy for women and households with 5 children The Federal Government says it is targeting additional N480 billion or $3 billion revenue within the next thee years from its recent austerity measures particularly from surcharges on luxury items. Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance  Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala […]

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Reps committee wants Shell to pay $3.6bn damages

The House of Representatives Committee on Environment on Wednesday recommended that Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company should pay $3.6bn (about N604.8bn) as damages for losses incurred by coastal communities in Bayelsa State during the 2011 Bonga Oil Spill. Equipment failure was identified as the major cause of the spill, which reportedly affected 350 communities […]

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YEDC loses N150m monthly to insurgency

Operator of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, YEDC, the company responsible for the distribution of electricity to Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Borno state has lamented the effect of insurgency on its operations in the zone. This was made known by the company’s Senior Corporate Communication manager, Kingsley Nkemneme, while addressing journalists at the head office […]

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Politics

U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria’s Boko Haram

Photo: Premium Times By John Campbell New York — Overview The militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s increasingly bold attacks in Nigeria—most notably its April kidnapping of nearly three hundred female student threaten to fuel further Muslim-Christian violence and destabilize West Africa, making the group a leading concern for U.S. policymakers, writes former U.S. Ambassador to […]

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How the U.S. Can Help Defeat Boko Haram

Photo: Council on Foreign Relations document Opening remarks by author John Campbell at the launch of Council Special Report No. 70, U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria’s Boko Haram by the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC. The Council Special Report titled U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria’s Boko Haram is based on seven premises. First, […]

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80 Million Women Suffer Gender Violence

Photo: Newtown grafitti/Flickr By Adebiyi Adedapo Abuja — The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill, Sexual Offences bill and other anti-discriminatory bills before the expiration of the 7th assembly. This is just as the United […]

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Will the First Credible Opposition Party Maintain its Momentum?

analysis By Eleanor Whitehead Nigeria is a political paradox: a multi-party democracy that has been led by just one party since it transitioned from military rule in 1999. For 15 years, no opposition has come close to challenging the dominance of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Not, at least, until the All Progressive Congress (APC) […]

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Obasanjo Attacks Jonathan Again

By Sani Tukur Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again torn at President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Nigerian democracy remained at risk due to the action of the present administration. Speaking at a book Launch in honour of the pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Mustapha Akanbi‎, in Abuja, Mr. Obasanjo, who is the […]

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Two Blasts Hit Maiduguri, More Than 45 Dead

Photo: Hamza Idris/Daily Trust A suicide bomber attacked a crowded market in northeast Nigeria’s city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, moments after a bombing rocked the same spot, witnesses said. “People rushed to offer assistance to the victims (of the first blast) and moments later a second explosion went off,” said Laminu Habib, who was in […]

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Sports

James Rodriguez urges focus from Real Madrid

The Colombia star has urged his teammates to stay focused with a couple of big games coming up. James Rodriguez has demanded no let up from Real Madrid ahead of a hectic run of matches The Liga leader was once again at its dazzling best as the team swept aside Eibar 4-0 on Saturday, with Rodriguez opening the scoring […]

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Arsenal Fan Arrested For Throwing Wine On Man U Players

Tweet Monday 24th November 2014 Met police confirm nine people arrested after Saturdays match including one person for throwing wine. Roy Keane complained of the prawn-sandwich brigade replacing the traditional, work-class fan base at Premier League football grounds. It now appears things have moved on as the Merlot militia struck at the Emirates on Saturday […]

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It’s Time To Aim Higher Than Fourth – Manchester United Star Juan Mata

  Follow @insidefutbol Monday, 24th November, 2014 Juan Mata has stressed that the key now for Manchester United is to build on their current form and continue their winning streak. Manchester United gave a resilient performance against Arsenal on Saturday, which resulted in the Red Devils winning 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Three points against […]

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Vermaelen sale continues to look like good business for Arsenal

With a further injury setback putting Thomas Vermaelen’s debut season at Barcelona in the balance, Arsene Wenger may just have pulled off a £15 million masterstroke.   While Arsenal’s back-line continues to be exposed for its lack of depth this season, manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to part with Thomas Vermaelen in August is one decision […]

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‘Ramos is no doctor’ – Mourinho hits back in Costa and Fabregas feud

The Chelsea boss insists both players were assessed by the Spanish team doctor before they withdrew from the Spain squad prior to Saturday’s game with West Brom Bet 5$ 10$ 20$ 50$ 100$ = FCB Draw RMA Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at Sergio Ramos and Vicente del Bosque over the injuries which […]

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Carlo Ancelotti mocks Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration in Real Madrid’s win …

Carlo Ancelotti didn’t think much of Ronaldo’s celebration (Picture: Vine) Carlo Ancelotti may have been taking a bit of a risk by mocking Cristiano Ronaldo, who can be pretty precious at times. But the Real Madrid manager may have caught Ronaldo in a pretty good mood after the Portugese scored a brace in his side’s […]

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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

5 Single Mothers That Rule Nollywood

Being a single mum is tough but being a celebrity in addition to being a single mother is far tougher and it is on this premise that we will take a look at 5 top single mothers who are popular Nollywood actresses and practitioners Clarion Chukwurah On the scale of achievement, not many actresses can […]

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High Divorce rate in nollywood scared me of settling down- Nonso Diobi

class=”eliadunit” Nonso Diobi is quite an interesting Nollywood actor, who dodges the media like a plague with any kind of excuse he could lay his hands on.The fair-skinned talented actor finally granted an interview where he opened up on the real reasons he is yet to settle down like his best friends and colleagues in […]

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Behold the best butts of Nollywood

class=”eliadunit” During the maiden edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, AMVCA, in Lagos, one of the top entertainment entrepreneurs, Alisa Adibua, described Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s walking by and seeing her from behind as ‘wonder in motion’, not because the mother of four has suddenly turned a locomotive machine hurtling by, but because of the elixir […]

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DEATH: Nollywood Actor’s Family Takes Case To Traditional Priest

Angered by what they described as foul play with the death of a popular Nollywood actor, Clems Onyeka, after he was attacked by armed robbers, who also attacked a bullion van in Asaba, Delta State, relations of the victim have taken their case to a juju priest. They vowed not to rest until they get […]

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I can’t wait to return to Nollywood -Sam Dede

class=”eliadunit” class=”eliadunit” Nollywood actor, Sam Dede is one of the veterans and currently missed faces in Nollywood. The actor, politician and lecturer is popular for movies like ‘Igodo’, ‘Ijele’, ‘Isakaba’ amongst others. In an interview with Vanguard, Sam Dede who is the current Director- General/CEO, Rivers State Tourism Development Agency, spoke on the new Nollywood […]

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Nollywood Film Makers Lament Inability to Access N3b Grant

A veteran Nollywood film maker, Eddie Ugbomou has lamented what he described as the frustrating conditions required to access the N3 billion grant made available by the Federal Government for the development of the Nigerian movie industry. It should be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan created a N3 billion grant for Nollywood and the promotion […]

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Other Recent News

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT JOB VACANCY AT DRUDGE GROUP

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Associate Consultant Job Vacancy at Drudge Group The Drudge Group is a diversified business subsidiaries in Nigeria with a hard-earned reputation for excellent business practices. The Group’s activities encompass: Drudge Energy Drudge Consulting Drudge Construction Job Title: Associate Consultant Job description Supporting key strategic projects which are usually multi functional and across the subsidiaries. Develop […]

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Shift Managers

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

To manage revenue period and provide additional management by the coverage of operating hours and direct supervising of operations in an individual shift. Assist in management of day-to-day operations by managing labour, counting inventory and supplies, and developing the restaurant team. Directly perform hands-on work on an ongoing basis to train employees, respond to customer […]

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Assistant Director Information And Communication Technology

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Assistant Director Information And Communication Technology at Gombe State University The Gombe State University was established by law on May 6 2004 when the State Governor, Alhaji Muhammed Danjuma Goje (Sarkin Yakin Gombe) signed a Bill of the Gombe State House of Assembly. Academic activities commenced immediately after with the admission of candidates into the […]

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Development & Registration Manager

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Job Title: Development Registration Manager Job reference n°: 808 Industry: Trade Location: Lagos Job Description: Obtain new product registrations in respect of established planning in line with company strategy and company projects management processes. Provide product stewardship and product defence when appropriate. Manage day to day trials work in cooperation with local research institutes in […]

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Area Sales Manager at Mindfield Resources

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Job Description Our client is a leading manufacturer of adhesives and industrial chemicals who is looking to hire an Area Sales Manager for their business in Nigeria. Smart Sales professionals willing to work in a multicultural environment with exciting challenges and opportunities to develop and grow both professionally and personally having the right attitude to […]

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Artesian natural mineral alkaline water- a mystery

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOR as long as I have been writing about water, readers of this column and my clients (patients) have been asking me about alkaline water and how to get it. I have been searching for it for so long. In my search, I have found supplements that can be used to alkalize drinking water, alkaline […]

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A SWOT Analysis of The Electric Power Sector One Year after Handover to the …

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

We continue our SWOT analysis of the Nigerian electric power sector, a year after the handover of its ownership, management and control, almost entirely, to the private sector. In the last edition of this column, we reviewed some of the strengths and weaknesses of the current power sector regime and continue this week with the […]

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Post-MPC report

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The MPC took drastic actions to curb systemic liquidity and exchange rate volatility In our Pre-MPC meeting report, we argued that an increased in the MPR would support the foreign exchange rate supply side by improving the attraction of Nigerian assets to foreign investors due to the consequent higher risk adjusted real return on Nigerian […]

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