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Soldiers Accused of Killing ‘Many’ Civilians

By Onimisi Alao, Lami Sadiq Jos — Some Tarok-speaking residents in Kadarko and Wadata communities in Wase Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State were feared killed yesterday in attacks allegedly carried out by members of the Special Task Force deployed to keep the peace in the state. A witness account said the victims were […]

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Governor Akpabio Gives Advice To Losers Of 2015 General Elections

Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, has advised candidates of other political parties, who lost the 2015 general elections, not to waste their money, time and energy on tribunal seeking for cancellation of the polls. Governor Godswill Akpabio The governor gave his advice speaking during this year’s May Day celebration in Uyo, Daily […]

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Buhari, The Magician

Buhari THE APC must stay with the narrative. It does not have any right whatsoever; under the 1999 Constitution or any under constitution for that matter, including even its own constitution, to unilaterally alter what has been adopted. We know the party represents change but that is not a reason to put everything in Nigeria […]

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Sambo canvasses support for Buhari

Sambo Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Saturday urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with the incoming administration for it to succeed. Sambo made this call at the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Stakeholders Conference, held at the Main Conference Auditorium, National Mosque Complex, Abuja. “Government as you are aware is a continuum and with the […]

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El-Rufai Condemns Killing Of 20 People In Kaduna

El-rufai The Governor-elect of Kaduna State Malam Nasir Ahmed El- Rufai has condemned the killings of 20 residents of in Birnin Gwari Local Government area by gun men. He therefore called for prompt investigation and arrest of the culprits by the authorities While condoling the families of he victims, the governor-elect frowned at the incessant […]

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South-South: Moving Beyond Littoral Politics

Jonathan and Buhari WHEN posterity and geo-political arithmetic combined to throw up a Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan presidency in Nigeria, the historical feat greatly altered the political equation of the country. After five years on the saddle, coupled with the stringent campaign to ensure that the first Nigeria President from the minority does not enjoy […]

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Business

Fuel Scarcity – Nigerians Recount Harrowing Experiences

By Igoniko Oduma, Yaqoub Popoola Ado-Ekiti — The current petrol scarcity is biting harder in parts of the country with transporters and other users of the commodity spending hours in fuel stations. From Lagos to Bayelsa; Ekiti to Osun, Edo and several other states, the story is the same, as the citizens continue to wonder […]

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I Didn’t Disown PWC Audit On Missing NNPC US$20 Billion-Okonjo-Iweala

By Emmanuel Udom Lagos — Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Friday literarily took the media to the cleaners, over the media reports on PriceWaterHouse Coopers, the international audit firm, that carried out the recent audit of the alleged unaccounted for $20 billion by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Speaking through Paul C Nwabuikwu, […]

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Fuel Scarcity: Petrol Transporters Call Off Crippling Strike

Following payment of N156bn subsidy arrears owed them by the federal government, oil marketers say petrol transporters have agreed to call off their strike, Punch reports. They however warned that the strike situation would continue in two weeks’ time except the balance of N200bn is paid. “This is not a threat. It is, however, a […]

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Arik Air Suspends Lagos, Abuja – Dubai Route

Nigerian carrier, Arik Air, announced on Wednesday, that it was suspending further flight operations into Dubai, UAE from Lagos and Abuja airports. The Airline cited frustrations from the United Arab Emirates government and harsh operating environment in Nigeria as core reasons for its action. The news was received with shock and outrage by industry stakeholders […]

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3 Gruesome Ways The Fuel Scarcity is Killing Business For Arik Air

Nigeria – The scarcity of aviation fuel had taken a huge toll on airline operations with Arik Air declaring that it had lost an estimated $9m since last week to disruptions of its operations, according to a Punch report. Also, the airline said it has been forced to scale down its flights to 20 per […]

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Fuel scarcity cripples Lagos

BY VINCENT KALU, HENRY OKONKWO, LAWRENCE ENYOGHA­SU The fuel scarcity, which had persisted in Lagos worsened on Friday, grinding commercial and economic activities to a halt. Many commuters were stranded at different bus stops due to lack of vehicles as the few that were plying the roads jerked up their fares by 100 to 300 […]

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Politics

Elegbeleye

By Tony Ezimakor Abuja — After what seems a jigsaw in the struggle for power at the National Sports Commission (NSC), the immediate past Director General, Gbenga Elegbeleye, was eased out from the nation’s apex sports body where he held sway for about two years. Elegbeleye was redeployed to the Citizenship and Leadership Commission in […]

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Ethnic War Looms in PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may witness another round of internal squabble if stakeholders in the party in the South-East and South-South regions insist on actualising their dreams of taking over the party at the national level. Following the failure of the ruling party to retain power at the federal level, losing to the opposition […]

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19 Nigerians Caught Smuggling Drugs to Asia in 2014

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has stated that it saved 19 Nigerians and a Ghanaian from the death penalty in Asia by preventing them from smuggling drugs out of Nigeria. The 20 were at various times arrested with drugs on journeys bound for Asia countries. In a statement on Thursday, the agency said since […]

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Lions Club to Assist Rescued Victims of Insurgency

Mr Samuel Ekpuk, the Chairman, Council of Governors, Lions Club International, Nigeria, on Saturday said the club would assist the girls and women recently rescued by the Nigerian military from the Sambisa forest. Ekpuk, who disclosed this at the club’s 2015 convention holding in Ibadan, said such assistance was part of the club’s commitment to […]

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Kolo Creek Oil Spill

The Bayelsa Government said on Thursday that it would assist farmers whose farmlands were affected by the April 15 oil leak from Shell oil field in Otuasega community. The Bayelsa Commissioner for Environment, Mr Iniruo Wills, in a NAN report from Yenagoa said that the government would ensure that the impacted areas were cleaned up […]

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PDP Exco Goes After Jonathan’s Men

The battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got fiercer at the weekend as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party issued a warning to some of its members who they have accused of hiding under the guise of ‘aides’ to President Goodluck Jonathan to foment trouble within the party. This […]

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Sports

Ferdinand will be given all the time required

Queens Park Rangers will allow Rio Ferdinand whatever time and space he requires to cope with the loss of his wife, Rebecca Ellison, who died on Friday after a short illness. Ferdinand’s bereavement put QPR’s loss to Liverpool into perspective, prompting Chris Ramsey to pay tribute to the former England player as well as offering […]

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Clinical Roger Federer takes Istanbul title with win over Pablo Cuevas

Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy. Photo: Reuters Top seed Roger Federer has won the Istanbul Open with a superb display of clay court tennis to defeat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in straight sets. The Swiss world no.2 and 17-time Grand Slam winner showed imperious form on Sunday ahead of the French Open, beating world […]

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CAF, Qatari Football Association to sign cooperation agreement

CAF President, Issa Hayatou The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Qatari Football Association (QFA) are to sign a cooperation agreement on Wednesday, May 6. This is contained in a statement issued by cafonline.com on Sunday. It said that the signing ceremony would hold at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, at 15:30 hours […]

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Ian Ladyman: Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger "astonishes" me

What can I do to prevent this in the future? If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run […]

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NFF president set to meet Sepp Blatter in Zurich

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick will meet with the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter on Monday in Zurich. Pinnick revealed that the meeting is to ensure that NFF administration’s vision constantly aligns with that of the world body, and also to seek more Fifa projects for Nigeria. “Nigeria is the biggest black nation on earth. […]

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Chelsea unloved but unstoppable en route to English Premier League title

Updated May 04, 2015 08:38:56 Photo: Champions once more … Chelsea captain John Terry celebrates after the Blues’ win over Crystal Palace. (Getty Images: Mike Hewitt) The Premier League title beckoned for Chelsea from the moment Andre Schuerrle put the Blues ahead after 20 minutes and 45 seconds of their opening fixture at Burnley on […]

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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

Another Nollywood movie pirated online

Share ! tweet By ‘Dayo Showemimo (Dotun Taylor’s new movie gets pirated. photo: Facebook) These are indeed hard times for film makers in Nigeria as the fight against piracy continues to yield little or no results. With the recent widespread piracy of Nollywood films, October 1 by Kunle Afolayan, 30 Days in Atlanta by Ayo […]

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Yul Edochie: Alleged gay stalker claims he kissed Nollywood actor!

According to Ugochukwu, “I admit I’m gay but why not tell the world that we kissed in your car.” play Lolo1: Official photos of OAP’s surprise birthday bash play Osi Suave: Is the OAP’s story of his dead pregnant girlfriend true? Read more here

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Uchenna Nnanna-Maduka: Nollywood actress and hubby take son to church

Nollywood actress, Uchenna Nnanna Maduka and her hubby, Richie Maduka have taken their son, Michael Kamsiyochukwu Maduka to church. play Lolo1: Official photos of OAP’s surprise birthday bash play Osi Suave: Is the OAP’s story of his dead pregnant girlfriend true? Read more here

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Nollywood’s Outrage over Piracy

Yinka Olatunbosun x-rays the renewed affront by Intellectual Property thieves and the spirited efforts by stakeholders to bring them to book Piracy is to Nollywood what Ebola is to the medical field: dreadful. But the medical authorities worldwide responded with concerted effort to the killer disease when it began to spread uncontrollably. The result was […]

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Nollywood stars endorse Miss Global Nigeria 2015

This year’s edition of Miss Global Nigeria pageant has been penciled to be a resounding success as top Nollywood celebrities have thrown their weights behind the project known for evoking beauty as a tool for universal friendship. Among those who endorsed the pageant is stylish actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry whose top-notch boutique, MagDivas is coming in […]

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I Am Happy Single – Nollywood Actress ‘Steph Nora’

Controversial Nollywood actress, Steph Nora Okere says she’s happy being single. In an interview with VANGUARD, the Nollywood actress opened up on life and marriage. Speaking of her marriage to Lanre Falana, she said, ”I was never married but I was involved in a marriage process which got truncated along the line. Marriage begins with […]

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Other Recent News

African Powers Argue After Attacks on Immigrants in S. Africa

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African Powers Criticize Each Other After Attacks on Immigrants in S. Africa Playlist MP3 – 128.0kb/s – 5.2MB MP3 – 64.0kb/s – 2.6MB   Nigeria and South Africa are no strangers to diplomatic disputes. Recently, the Nigerian government told its top diplomats in the South African capital to return home after a series of attacks […]

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Rematch may prove too much to resist

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• Mayweather beats Pacquiao: latest reaction and analysis • Boxing correspondent Gareth A Davies’s round-by-round scoring Floyd Snr, Mayweather’s father, did not even wish to countenance the notion. He wanted his son to finish his career in September with an “easy” opponent. “We don’t need all them tough fights,” he said. But what kind of […]

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Epic Battle for Senate President

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By Austin Oboh Lagos In a sudden twist that may have jolted many observers, the North-East caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday rejected Ahmed Lawan as its choice for the position of Senate President. This emerged after the North-East Caucus addressed National Assembly correspondents. Former governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, who […]

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Hostage Release Marks Turning Point in War Against Boko Haram

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By Christina Okello The Nigerian army has freed 234 more women and girls from Boko Haram’s stronghold in Sambisa forest, bringing the total number of hostages released to 700. About 500 women and children have already been rescued in the past few days -but not the missing Chibok girls- and marks a revival of fortunes […]

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South Africa hopes to restore energy ties with Iran: Joemat-Pettersson

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“South Africa is aiming for a framework of cooperation with Iran regarding crude oil, LNG, LPG, gas and petrochemicals,” Tina Joemat-Pettersson was quoted as saying by Shana during a visit to Tehran. “South Africa’s private sector can invest in various parts of Iran’s oil industry,” she added. Mohsen Ghamsari, director of international affairs at the […]

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Teslim Thunder Balogun Cup Kicks Off

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The third edition of U-17 Teslim Thunder Balogun soccer competition will begin first week of May at the Compos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island and Strong Tower football pitch, Ikorodu, Lagos. 32 teams are expected to take part in the competition sponsored by Teslim Balogun Foundation. The tourney is put together by the foundation to immortalize […]

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Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca Ellison died within three months of breast cancer …

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Independent.ie Newsdesk Twitter Email Published 03/05/2015 | 16:48 0 Comments Share Facebook Twitter Google Email Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca Ellison passed away on Friday evening, just a few months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. ‘; } s += ‘ Ads by Google ‘; if (google_ads[0].bidtype == “CPC”) { google_adnum = google_adnum + google_ads.length; […]

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Davido Richer By $20000 After Winning Bet On Mayweather

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By TEMILADE ENIOLA   Top celebrities like 50 Cent and Diddy are among many lucky individuals that have hit it big with their bets on Mayweather’s victory at the historic fight against Manny Pacquiao. Nigerian singer, Davido was among those who cashed in on the Floyd Mayweather victory over Manny Pacquiao. The singer who was […]

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