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Regin virus could be the most sophisticated ever

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Cleveland boy, 12, shot and killed by police over fake gun

CLEVELAND (CBS/AP) — A 12-year-old boy in Cleveland died Sunday, a day after being shot by police who mistakenly believed he had a real gun, officials said. CBS affiliate WOIO in Cleveland reports both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol in officer-involved shooting incidents, as the department […]

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The US-Iran differences that blocked a nuke deal

VIENNA (AP) — Renewed failure by Iran and the U.S. to reach a nuclear agreement by a Monday deadline reflects the difficulties each side has with crossing red lines they brought with them to the negotiating table. With the two sides so far apart when they started the latest round of talks in February, sizable […]

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John McCain: Chuck Hagel ‘very, very…

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, said outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was “up to the job” despite private criticism and described Mr. Hagel as “very, very frustrated” as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. “It was a job he was given where he never was really brought in to that real tight circle inside the […]

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Boko Haram slaughters 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria’s border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country’s volatile northeast. “Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga on the […]

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Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said. Fisherman Usman Abubakar told the Associated Press that suspected Boko Haram members drove into Doron Baga, in Borno state, “shooting people on sight.” “I […]

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Business

BOI signs agreement to improve SMEs access to loans

LOANS to Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs) account for less than 10 per cent of the Bank of Industry’s (BOI) total loan portfolio. One of the main factors responsible for the current low level of financial support to SMEs is the fact that their business plans and loan requests are poorly packaged and non-bankable. […]

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Fed Govt misses 5000mw target

The Federal Government may have failed to meet its target of generating 5,000mw of electricity by year end. Barely 37 days to end the year, the government is generating only 3,750.73megawatts. It is unable to fully distribute all of it as 79mw is “stranded”. Reason? The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) cannot wheel it to […]

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UBA Ruby Account offers more perks for women, introduces priority pass

Women who chose Ruby, a female-focused current account offered by pan-African bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) plc, will now enjoy more perks as the bank has expanded its list of exclusive partners offering special services to its female account holders. Ruby is a current account offered by UBA exclusively to its female bank customers […]

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Oshikoya: Shared prosperity: Algeria versus Nigeria

“Regardless of how fast GDP grows, an economic system that fails to deliver gains for most of its citizens, and in which a rising share of the population faces increasing insecurity is, in a fundamental sense, a failed economic system. And policies, like austerity, that increase insecurity and lead to lower incomes and standards of […]

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Naira falls by 10.5% to N177

The naira has fallen further against the dollar to a new low of N177.45, bringing the total value loss by the local currency this year to 10.5 per cent. The national currency has been under persistent pressure since June when the global oil prices started crashing. It, however, began a steep and consecutive fall 10 […]

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Non-passage of PIB squat FDI in the oil sector

The oil sector has seen low foreign direct investment (FDI) due to the delay of the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law, according to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister and the coordinating minister of the economy. The PIB is meant to address the problems in the oil and gas sector, to establish a new […]

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Politics

ICG Warns Against Volatile, Vicious Electoral Contest

By Kunle Aderinokun, Adeola Akinremi, Chiemelie Ezeobi in Lagos and Anby Uneze in Owerri Predicts post-election violence, disputed results. Security operatives raid APC data centre in Lagos The International Crisis Group, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict, has warned that prevailing indices suggest Nigeria is heading towards a very […]

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Nigeria Faces Volatile Polls

analysis Nigeria’s presidential, parliamentary and state gubernatorial and assembly elections, scheduled for February 2015, will be more contentious than usual. Tensions within and between the two major political parties, competing claims to the presidency between northern and Niger Delta politicians and along religious lines, the grim radical Islamist Boko Haram insurgency and increasing communal violence […]

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Dozens Killed in Village Attack

Photo: Premium Times By Kareem Haruna Not fewer than 45 villagers died on Wednesday after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Azaya Kura village of Mafa local local government area of Borno State. According to local sources the Boko Haram insurgents who drove in trucks stormed the village at about 12pm and started attacking the residents […]

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Five Myths of Money You Need to Know

By Kenneth Doghudje Wealth creation and generation is hardly rocket science. Rather it responds to the application of several laws and principles that will work for almost anyone, anywhere. The question now is – Why are so many people living in want, lack or penury? The reason is because money education is not taught in […]

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Opposition MPs Scale National Assembly Fence During Lockout

Police fired teargas at the National Assembly Thursday as security operatives barred the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, and as hundreds of the speaker’s loyalists overpowered the security agents and smuggled him into the chamber. A large contingent of SSS personnel and police took over the sprawling complex early Thursday, and sealed […]

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Mark Orders National Assembly Shutdown, Summons IGP

By Turaki A. Hassan Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Senator David Mark has condemned the use of teargas on Senators and members of the House of Representatives by the Police describing the action as “barbaric.” Senator Mark has also ordered the immediate suspension of plenary sessions in both chambers of the National […]

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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

Jose Mourinho Reflects On West Brom Performance

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The first half was brilliant, beautiful. The quality of our football was high, another dimension. We were playing so well, so fast and fluid. We made the pitch wide, creating spaces to play. We scored two goals and should have scored more than that, it was fantastic. “In the second half it was different; we […]

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Arsenal star: We played our best game of the season against Manchester United

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta says considering the opposition, their performance against Manchester United was the best this season.   Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta says he is devastated the Gunners failed to beat Manchester United. The club captain believes the pain is even more sharp because they played in his opinion their best match of the […]

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FIFA says boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia would be ‘nonsense’ – Al

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said that a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be nonsense. Some European politicians suggested European countries could boycott the World Cup over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which many Western governments accuse Russia of provoking. Valcke said that talk of a boycott was an attempt […]

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Nigeria's Keshi urged to 'walk away'

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has been urged not to try to stay in the job after failing to qualify the team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Keshi is currently without a contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. And a top NFF official told BBC Sport: “Walking away honourably would be the smartest thing […]

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Suicide attack kills 50 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kabul: About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through large crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials say. The attack, the deadliest blast in Afghanistan since 2011, struck during a tournament between three local teams in Paktika province, a volatile region bordering Pakistan. […]

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Lafarge Cement WAPCO Plc Vacancies: Patrollers

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lafarge Cement WAPCO Plc Vacancies: Patrollers Location(s): – Nigeria

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Environmental Science Lecturer Officer II

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Job Title: Environmental Science Lecturer Officer II Location: Abuja Department: Industrial Safety and Environmental Technology Job Requirements Qualification: B.Sc Env. Science/ Env. Biology with a minimum of Second Class Lower Honours; A higher degree will be an added advantage. Experience/Specialisation: Minimum of two years post NYSC Oil Industry cognate experience; Professional Registration. Application Closing Date: […]

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Mechanical Planned Maintenance Superintendent

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mechanical Planned Maintenance Superintendent Employer: H S OCEAN GROUP LIMITED Desired Expertise: Maintenance Engineer, jackup experience, planned preventative maintenance toolset Experience: 10+ years Minimum Education: Tech/Vocational Cert. Salary: Market rate Location: Lagos, Nigeria Employment Type: Rotational Contractor Job Status: Active / Open Job Description: Management experience. Must be able to communicate effectively with senior management […]

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