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Nigeria's president urges peaceful vote ahead of Saturday elections (+video)

Abuja, Nigeria — Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday’s presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa’s richest nation and its largest democracy. “No political ambition can justify violence or the shedding of the blood of our people,” […]

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Curfew in Bauchi, NE Nigeria, after Boko Haram fighting

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – An indefinite lockdown was ordered on three areas in northeast Nigeria on Sunday after troops battled scores of Boko Haram fighters outside the Bauchi state capital, Bauchi city, the authorities said. Soldiers supported by two fighter jets intercepted the militants who were in 20 pick-up trucks at Dungulbe village, seven kilometres […]

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Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Despite violence linked to Boko Haram militants and sporadic unrest elsewhere, UN chief Ban Ki-moon and others […]

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Microsoft’s next Windows 10 Mobile test build on track to support majority of …

Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will allow that release to work on the majority of Windows Phones. When Microsoft released the first test build of Windows 10 Mobile in February 2015, it was built to run only on a handful of Lumia […]

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Year-long epic space mission begins

An epic and unprecedented one-year mission to the International Space Station is underway. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko were launched toward the orbiting lab aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakshtan. Studying how Kelly and Kornienko cope during their 12 months aloft should shed light on the physiological […]

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Brilliant Bale Double Sends Wales Top of Group of B

​A double from Gareth Bale helped to send Wales to the top of Group B in the European Championship 2016 qualifying round. A feisty atmosphere in Haifa was dampened by the Real Madrid man’s double and an opening header from Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey to send Chris Coleman’s men to the summit of the group, ahead […]

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Business

Schlumberger fined over $200 million for violating sanctions with Iran an Sudan – Al

Fully owned subsidy Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. admitted guilt to one count of “knowingly and willfully conspiring to violate” the US International Emergency Economic Powers Act, under which US sanctions are applied, the department said. According to the charges, the company’s Texas-based drilling and measurements unit provided services to Iran and Sudan between 2004 and […]

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Cocoa king Ivory Coast wants to cash in on chocolate

Ivory Coast reigns as the world’s top cocoa producer but it wants to sell more than the beans, turning them into the even more lucrative chocolate, from breakfast spread to candy bars. Home to more than 35 percent of the world’s cocoa crop — with a record production of 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 — […]

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Businesses Resume In Hadejia LG After Elections

Traders in Hadejia, Jigawa, are making brisk businesses after the general shut-down on Saturday for the presidential and National Assembly elections. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the Hadejia market on Sunday, reports that commercial activities had picked up at the market. It will be recalled that markets and other […]

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REVIEW: Have no roads? Give them jets

NIGERIA is in trouble. As oil prices plummet, Africa’s largest economy is taking a nosedive. Savings are dwindling; poverty is rising. Its army is losing the battle against a vicious Islamist insurgency. But while Nigeria burns, the president flies on extravagant new jets and its legislators are the world’s highest-paid. Instead of slashing operating costs, […]

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Nigeria’s oil exports hit 2.05mn bpd in 2014

Nigeria’s oil exports hit 2.05mn bpd in 2014 Friday, 27 March 2015 06:26 Nigeria is among the world’s top five exporters of LNG. (Image source: IEA)Nigeria exported 2.05mn bpd of crude oil and condensate to Europe and India last year, according to International Energy Agency (IEA) IEA said that India is now the largest importer […]

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Nigerian leader flags off gas industrial park

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said that with the flag off of the Gas Industrial Park in Delta State in south-western Nigeria, the country is set for a major gas revolution. Speaking at the ground-breaking of the project on Thursday, Jonathan said that the project would generate much needed revenue for the country when it […]

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Politics

Technical Problems, Boko Haram Mar General Election

Photo: Indepth Nigeria Problems with new technology on Saturday forced a 24-hour extension to the presidential election in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge vote. The Islamist militants were suspected of killing seven in separate attacks in northeastern Gombe state, including at polling stations, while on Friday, 23 […]

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Boko Haram Militants Kill 25 in Borno

Photo: Indepth Nigeria Boko Haram terrorists in the early hours of election-day attacked Buratai town in Biu local government area of Borno state and killed 25 persons. They left several houses burnt, government officials and witnesses have said. More on This Gunmen Attack Voters in Nigeria Gunmen Open Fire on Voters Gunmen Attack Bauchi Polling […]

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Police Man, Six Others Killed in Gombe Attack

Photo: Indepth Nigeria By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu Seven persons were on Saturday killed when gunmen invaded Shole village in Nafada Local Government Area of Gombe State, South East, Nigeria. Daily Independent gathered that the villagers all ran out of the village for safety. More on This Gunmen Attack Voters in Nigeria Gunmen Open Fire on Voters […]

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Observers Report on Polls

press release Introduction Several polling units across the country opened later than scheduled. The delay was occasioned by the late arrival of election officials and materials; this caused a lot of anxiety among voters as well as an overlap of procedures in many polling units including those in Abuja. However, the conduct of voters in […]

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Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Five

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Saturday attacked the town of Dukku and nearby Tilen village in Gombe state, northeast Nigeria, killing five people as the country voted in presidential elections, witnesses and residents said. The gunmen stormed Dukku, 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the state capital Gombe city, at about 11:30 am (1030 GMT), shooting […]

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EU Urges Nigeria’s Political Leaders to Emulate Voters’ Patience, Dedication

The European Union Observers on Sunday advised political leaders in the country to emulate the dedication and patience exhibited by voters during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Deputy Head of Delegation of the EU observers, Richard Young, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. He applauded […]

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Sports

Harry Kane will play for England U-21s at 2015 European Championship

Will he or won’t he? Will Harry Kane feature for the England Under-21 national team at this summer’s U-21 European Championship in the Czech Republic, or will the 21-year-old Tottenham Hotspur striker (19 goals in 26 Premier League games, 29 goals in all competitions) be given the summer following his first season as a first-team regular? […]

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Conte set for tense friendly against England

MILAN – Former Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been given a warm welcome on his return to Turin but the Italy boss could be under the spotlight when the Azzurri host England in a friendly on Tuesday. Italy’s Eder celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 match against Bulgaria at Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia […]

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Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

SEPANG, Malaysia — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes’ long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-place Lewis Hamilton and third-place Nico Rosberg did […]

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Camp Nou To Host Copa del Rey Final

The Copa del Rey final slated for 30th of May between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona, will hold at the home base of the Catalan club, Camp Nou. The Spanish Football Federation announced this development recently. The fixture was meant to hold at the Santiago Bernabeu, the same stadium that hosted the 2013 final of the […]

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Canada moves up in FIFA women’s soccer rankings

Canada has climbed one spot to No. 8 in the latest FIFA’s women’s soccer rankings. The Canadian women moved into a tie with North Korea, which was replaced by Brazil at No. 7. The top six remained unchanged with Germany on top, followed by the U.S., France, Japan, Sweden and England. Australia remained No. 10. […]

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott spurred on by competition for England places

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says the ongoing battles to be selected for the England team is healthy. Walcott is determined to re-establish himself under Roy Hodgson after ending a frustrating, 18-month wait for England cap number 37. A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament meant 2014 was a year to forget for the 26-year-old, who managed just two […]

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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

Nollywood Movie ‘Don’t Cry For Me’ Gets 3.5/5 as Adenike Adebayo Reviews it …

Adenike Adebayo‘s Nollywood movie review show ‘The Screening Room‘ takes on Don’t Cry For Me – a movie starring Joseph Benjamin, Uti Nwachukwu, Mary Lazarus, Yvonne Jegede and directed by Desmond Elliot. Adenike gives it a 3.5/5. Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Watch the review here: Read more here

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Pulse TV Exclusive: Watch exclusive interview with Nollywood actress Beverly …

Catch the sultry Nollywood actress in an exclusive interview where she she shares details of her life as a person and as a movie star. Read more here

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Stephanie Linus: Nollywood actress urges fans and colleagues to vote

Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus has urged her fans, colleagues and Nigerians to go out and vote as she laid the example by flaunting her PVC. play Banky W has fun in South Africa play Lilian Esoro’s birthday party Read more here

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Yvonne Jegede: Nollywood actress shaves all her hair off

Yvonne Jegede decides she has had enough, so she goes bald, perhaps for a movie role. Read more here

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#Nollywood Movie Review of ‘A Mile from Home’

In a Mile from Home, Jude (Tope Tedela), an otherwise well-bred youngster, joins a violent secret group, The Cul, in the university; derailing him from his academic pursuit and not finishing with a degree.  However, he remains within the school environment to unleash mayhem together with Suku (Chidozie Nzeribe), the leader of the group. Tedela […]

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#Nollywood Movie Review of ’30 Days In Atlanta’

Akpos (Ayo Makun – Ay) wins a prize at an event, which turns out to be a sponsored trip to Atlanta, USA, for 30 days. 30 Days in Atlanta is the story of Akpos’s tour of Atlanta accompanied by his brother, Richard (Ramsey Nouah). This film’s dialogue and the situations appointed in telling the story are […]

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Other Recent News

Meet the beautiful new Miss South Africa!

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sun City – A radiant Liesl Lurie has been crowned Miss South Africa 2015 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl on Sunday night. The runners-up are Refilwe Mthimunye from Bronkhorstspruit (1st Princess) and Ntsiki Mkhize from Kliprivier, Midvaal (2nd Princess). An excited and overwhelmed Lurie, a 23-year-old B.Com graduate from Eldorado […]

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Flare-throwing Montenegro fan turns himself in say police

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

“The fan, whose initials are L.L and had been sought by the Podgorica security centre since (Friday) evening, turned himself in (on Saturday) at 17.45 local time (15.45 GMT) accompanied by his defence counselor,” the Montenegrin interior ministry said on its official website (www.mup.gov.me). “L.L has been suspected of throwing a flare in the first […]

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Cricket World Cup: ICC team of the tournament features an array of finalists

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Updated March 30, 2015 14:15:26 Photo: Brendon McCullum was named opening batsman and captain of the ICC team of the tournament. (Getty Images: Phil Walter) The 2015 World Cup has now been and gone, with only the memories of the great players and performances remaining. The ICC selected its team of the tournament the day […]

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Woods falls out of top 100 world golf rankings for first time since 1996

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Lungu’s late strike rescues Bafana

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

GALLO IMAGES Bafana coach Ephraim Mashaba (centre) and his staff confer during the team’s training session at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on March 27, 2015. South Africa played to a draw against Nigeria this weekend. Photo: Dirk Kotze Nelspruit – South Africa equalised deep in injury time for a 1-1 draw with Nigeria in their international […]

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Nigeria, South Africa draw 1-1 in friendly

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ivory Coast’s African Cup honeymoon was cut short on Sunday as it had to fight for a 1-1 draw at home to Equatorial Guinea in a friendly. Iban Edu broke away for Equatorial Guinea’s goal in the 13th minute, forcing the new African champion to scramble for an equalizer, which eventually came in the 72nd […]

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Serie A – Italy coach Antonio Conte welcomed in Turin after death threat claims

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Italy Coach received death threats from disgruntled fans after Claudio Marchisio sustained a knee injury on international duty, though it later proved to be not a serious problem. The Azzurri are in Turin ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with England at the Juventus Stadium and it remains to be seen how Conte will be greeted […]

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Senegal exposes Ghana cracks again

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

As it was in Mongomo, so it proved in Le Harve but this time through different paths and under different circumstances. In January, Moussa Sow scored with practically the last kick of the game to give Senegal all three points and the perfect start to the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea having fallen behind to […]

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