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Nigeria's captive girls, 100 days later

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Women in Abuja, Nigeria, hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 14, one month after nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The abductions have attracted national and international outrage. People march in […]

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Nigeria Leads the World in Rate of ‘Terrorism’ Fatalities

Nigeria has the world’s highest casualty rate from “terrorism” with an average of 24 deaths per attack out of 146 recorded in the year through June, according to risk consultancy Maplecroft. The global average is two deaths per attack, the Bath, U.K.-based group said in a report released today titled the Maplecroft Terrorism and Security […]

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Nigeria school offers hope to children caught in Islamist strife

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Aisha Abubakar was at home two years ago when Boko Haram Islamists stormed through the door. She watched as they executed her father. Children in Nigeria’s deeply impoverished north face immense challenges in accessing education, and for the fatherless like 13-year-old Aisha the obstacles are even tougher. But by far the […]

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Games to better Melbourne’s: Glasgow boss

By Australian Associated Press Published: 22:21, 22 July 2014 | Updated: 22:21, 22 July 2014 The biggest Commonwealth Games of all has no shame in declaring, like others before, that it plans on being the best as well. Scotland’s Games chief has boldly claimed Glasgow can surpass the high standard set by Melbourne in 2006. […]

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Why Apple CEO Tim Cook Is ‘Incredibly Excited’ About Apple’s Earnings

Apple Press(NEW YORK) — Apple has announced record third quarter earnings that includes an upbeat message from an “incredibly excited” CEO Tim Cook. “Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem, driving our highest EPS growth rate in seven […]

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Bloomberg Israel-bound despite attack

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Tuesday he plans to fly to Tel Aviv on Israeli air carrier El Al. The media mogul’s announcement was a rebuke of the Obama administration, coming just hours after U.S. aviation officials barred flights there by American carriers. Bloomberg, a billionaire and the owner of his own […]

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Business

Ikeja Disco Records 912mw Shortfall in Electricity Supply

Power station Ejiofor Alike The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has recorded a shortfall of 912 megawatts of electricity supply from the national grid as it received only 345 megawatts as against 1,257 megawatts needed to meet maximum demand. Speaking during a recent post-privatisation monitoring exercise by the Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), […]

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Apapa Traffic – Relocate Tank Farms

Traffic on Lagos roads is becoming unbearable! A nightmare! When are we going to be delivered from it?” asked Joe, a commuter in the CMS-bound bus as the driver tried to manoeuvre through the early morning traffic snarl. Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, “This is heaven compared to […]

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Marketers Decry Non-payment of N120bn Subsidy Claims

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Finance Minister •  Insist on payment of interest Ejiofor Alike    Marketers of petroleum products have decried the non-payment of N120 billion arrears of subsidy to its members, stressing that under the Petroleum Support Fund (PSF) approved guidelines as amended, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is obligated to pay marketers the […]

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Nigerian central bank takes cautious approach

THE fourth straight month of accelerating inflation prevented Nigeria’s central bank governor from cutting interest rates at his first policy meeting since taking over the role last month. Governor Godwin Emefiele kept the benchmark at a record high 12%, matching the forecasts of all 15 economists surveyed by Bloomberg before Tuesday’s decision. The governor, who […]

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Rising Freight Rate Contributing to Ports Congestion – Man

Manufacturers in the country have accused the Nigeria CustomS Service, NCS, of contributing to the continued congestion at the Ports through arbitrary increase of import duties. Making the remark at the 7th Business Luncheon of the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, MAN, Ogun State chapter, president of MAN, Dr. Kola Jamodu, said that the arbitrary increase […]

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How NNPC Is Colluding With Swiss Traders to Steal Nigerian Crude Oil

A damning report lifts the veil on how state oil company, NNPC, is joining forces with foreigners to steal crude oil, robbing Nigeria of billions of dollars. —————————– The process by which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, selects trading companies it sells Nigerian crude oil is characterised by monumental corruption and intense uncertainty that a report […]

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Politics

Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls

Photo: Premium Times President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout. Also at the closed-door meeting holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, are parents of the girls, service […]

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Ebonyi Speaker Impeached

Email Print Share By Benjamin Nworie, 21 July 2014 More on This Nigeria’s Ebonyi Speaker Impeached Photo: NASS Abakaliki — 18 out of 24 members of Ebonyi state House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku admist tight security . Nwanzunku was impeached following a motion moved […]

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Biafra and Boko Haram

In late June, at a meeting with the College of Bishops of the African Church, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan made some interesting comments on the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70. Jonathan sought to compare the war with the ongoing conflict in Northern Nigeria, and the struggle between government forces and the Islamist militant movement Boko […]

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Dora Akunyili

By Pete Kingsley, University of Edinburgh With the death of Nigeria’s Dora Akunyili, a passionate campaigner against falsified and substandard medicines, the fight against fake drugs in Africa just got more difficult. Akunyili was director-general of the country’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from 2001 to 2009. During her tenure, […]

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Outrage After Govt Wants U.S.$1bn Loan to Fight Boko Haram

Photo: Dessin : Victor Ndula/RNW Lagos, Ibadan, Umuahia, Uyo, Abuja — Nigerians from across the various segments of the country have rejected President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for approval of the National Assembly to borrow a whooping $1 billion to fight insurgency. Jonathan had on Wednesday forwarded a letter to the National Assembly, asking the lawmakers […]

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Boko Haram Hoists Flag in Damboa

Photo: Indepth Nigeria Maiduguri — After sustained attacks for over three days, members of the Boko Haram yesterday finally hoisted their flags in Damboa, headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. About 46 dead bodies have been recovered in ruined houses and streets in Damboa, survivors and witnesses said. An official of the […]

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Sports

Manchester United ready to break transfer records to help new manager Louis …

Posted July 23, 2014 22:30:09 Photo: Bouncing back … After a disappointing EPL campaign Manchester United has pledged to get new manager Louis van Gaal (pictured) the help he needs. (Getty Images: Charlie Crowhurst) Manchester United is prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he wants, […]

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Danagogo, Maigari Parley over Keshi, NFF Funding Shifted

As club owners lament exclusion from board Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The much anticipated second meeting between the Sports Minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo  and the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, failed to hold yesterday. THISDAY learnt that the meeting was to iron out grey matters of the renewal of Stephen […]

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Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands at Commonwealth Games

  Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute’s silence at their flag-raising and will wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash over Ukraine that killed 298 people. Team spokesman Mohd Fahmi Omar said on Tuesday that none of the 180 athletes […]

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New signings the key, says Szczesny

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes signings such as Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy are the key to Arsenal sustaining a title challenge next season. Arsene Wenger brought in Sanchez from Barcelona for £32 million and right-back Debuchy from Newcastle for £12m and is reportedly pursuing Sporting Lisbon defender Carvalho – but may be frightened off […]

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Louis van Gaal set to implement punishing new training regime at Manchester …

So there are certainly tough times ahead for the under-performing players of last season as Van Gaal drives them back up the Premier League table after finishing a disastrous campaign in seventh place. And he will fine players if they turn up late for training, miss set meal times – and are copped using their […]

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ATHLETES ARRIVE FOR GLASGOW 2014

By Press Association Published: 14:20, 21 July 2014 | Updated: 14:20, 21 July 2014 Thousands of the world’s top athletes have started arriving in Glasgow ahead of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Sportsmen and women from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories have been arriving at Glasgow Airport and transported to the Athletes’ Village in the city’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

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

Administrative Manager

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Administrative Manager At Berger Paints Nigeria Plc Berger Paints Nigeria Plc is a leader in the manufacturing, development, distribution and sale of paints and coatings to professional, Industrial, commercial and retail customers in Nigeria. We operate in 5 business segements; Decorative, Industrial coatings, Marine and Protecton coatings, Automotive/Vehicle refinishes and Wood Preservers and finishes. Our […]

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Measurement & Control Solutions Sales Manager

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Measurement Control Solutions Sales Manager – Nigeria Job (Lagos, Nigeria) Lagos, Lagos State Job Number: 1954730 Business: GE Oil Gas Business Segment: Oil Gas About Us: GE Measurement Control Solutions is a leading innovator in sensor-based measurement, inspection, asset condition monitoring, controls, and radiation measurement solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to customers in […]

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Ultrasound

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Job Number: 1939995 Business: GE Healthcare Business Segment: Healthcare Systems About Us: At GE Healthcare, we strive to see life more clearly. Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing healthcare costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around […]

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SEGMENT LEADER Job (Lagos, NG)

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Job Category: Sales Location: Lagos, NG Job ID: 871015-137591 Division: Sales SMSP Lead (Partner Account Manager Management) Nigeria The SMSP Lead drives the adoption and execution of the SMSP strategy in the subsidiary to achieve the revenue/profit, Win, Drive, Growth and People targets committed to in the SMSP Scorecard. The SMSP Lead is responsible for […]

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Correspondent Nigeria Job

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Correspondent Nigeria Job Thomson Reuters – Nigeria Title:Correspondent NigeriaID:JREQ020957DescriptionWe are the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions […]

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How did James Rodriguez perform for Monaco in Ligue 1 last season?

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Real Madrid’s €80 million signing rocketed to global fame at this summer’s World Cup, but just how impressive was he for his French club following his €45m move? James Rodriguez might have been propelled to superstardom by a phenomenal World Cup with Colombia, but Real Madrid did not splash a reported €80 million on five […]

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At UN, Canada Blames Hamas for Gaza Casualties

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, has “sought to deliberately put civilians, from both sides, in mortal danger. We mourn the resulting death and suffering,” Rishchynski said during Canada’s turn in a day of national statements on the Middle East crisis. Read more here

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Kudos to Najib for fixing MH17 issues swiftly

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

YOURSAY ‘If you act likewise with other issues, the rakyat will support you.’  Political foes laud Najib on black boxes Habib RAK: The approach taken by Premier Najib Abdul Razak to solve the immediate problems involving MH17 is a first class act. He executed it with finesse and precision.    He made a press statement […]

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