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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rivers Re-run poll: Voters commend electoral exercise

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Mr Dagogo Briggs, a 35-year-old teacher and father of four, said the election was a radical departure from the previous one held in 2015. Briggs made the observation shortly after casting his vote on Saturday at Unit 1 Ward 1 in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers. “ The Card Reader Machine is working and it recognised my PVC when it was my turn. “ We did accreditation and voted almost immediately and everything went on smoothly. “ The situation is better than what happened in 2015,” he said. Voting commenced in some units in the area at 9.00 a.m.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ibori returns home in July – Ayiri

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CHIEF Ayiri Emami, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said his benefactor and former Delta state governor, Chief James Ibori who is serving a jail term in the United Kingdom, would return home to Nigeria, not later than July. Chief Emami, a confidant of Chief Ibori, Friday, in Warri said he plans to embark on a campaign to mobilise stakeholders and resources to bring lasting solution to the menace of vandalisation of oil facilities which he said was causing huge damage to the nation’s economy.

Arsenal unveil ‘fantastic’ Oshoala

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Arsenal Ladies have completed the signing of Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala.The 21 year-old striker spent the 2015 season with Liverpool, where she became the first player from Africa to feature in the Women’s Super League.

Largest ever Anaconda is captured in Ecuador (photos)


This massive, serpentine beast which is over 17ft doesn't only come from the family of the world's largest snakes. It is the largest ever captured. The capture of the Anaconda is part of a BBC documentary; Tribes, Predators and Me presented by Gordon Buchanan who lived alongside an indigenous Ecuadorian tribe, the Waorani, in the Amazon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Photos:Gov. Ambode addresses media after site inspection of collapsed building in Lekki Gardens at Ikate Elegushi

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode addressing the Government House Correspondents shortly after his inspection of the site of the collapsed building in Lekki Gardens, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. With him were Special Adviser, Urban Development,nde Onabolu; Commissioner for  Mrs. YetuPhysical Planning & Urban Development, Engr. Wasiu Anifowose; Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde and Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson. More photos after the cut..

Boko Haram suicide bombers attack Muslim praying ground in Maiduguri, kill 25

25 people were reportedly killed while 17 others were seriously injured after a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber attacked a Muslim praying ground in Umurari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state this morning. The dead bodies have been evacuated from the scene while those injured have been taken to the government hospital for treatment. Security officers are working to restore calm to the area.

EFCC arraigns ex-NHIS boss for $2.2m illegal transaction


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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the prison remand of a former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr. Femi Thomas, for allegedly making cash transaction in the sum of $2.2m without going through any financial institution.

Also remanded in connection with the alleged crime was a Bureau De Change operator, Kabiru Sidi.

Thomas and Sidi were arraigned on four counts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Saliu Saidu.The EFCC alleged that Thomas, a two-term Commissioner for Health in Ekiti State, conspired with his wife, Femi, to make cash payment of $2.2m to one Mr. Ibitoye John Bamidele, at their residence 20, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Lukaku looking to build on recent heroics

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Everton will be looking to build on their cup exploits when they face Arsenal in Matchweek 31's opening fixture on Saturday.
Buoyed by victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals and against an Arsenal team who were knocked out by Watford at the same stage, Roberto Martinez will be hoping his side can get back into the top half of the Barclays Premier League table with a win at Goodison Park.

Uche Jombo Reacts To Senators Vote Against Gender Equality Bill (Snapshots)



  • Read through the Gender Equality bill (2011/2016) These are basic rights! Equal opportunities for men and women. Let's get this off the way 'Women Empowerment is not a threat senators' anything done to assist the Nigerian woman is done to assist Nigeria simple. How can you reject Gender equality bill? Every Senator that voted against the bill should hide in shame and the annoying part is the excuses they are giving as to why the bill is thrown out this second time. FYI there are only 8 women in the 109member Nigeria senate ...... It's amazing what women can do when we come together. Our voices MUST be heard. Download the bill online read and education yourself then speak OUT (2011 version and 2016 version )


President Buhari tours the National Park and meets with Nigerian community in Malabo


President Buhari and members of his entourage which includes National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Equatorial Guinea Deputy Minister of Economy, Planning & Public Investment Mr Valentin Ela Maye Mba, Minister of Defence, Dan Mansur Ali and Minister Delegate of Culture, Mrs Guillermina Mekuy Mba were led on a tour of the National Park in Malabo.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Forex: MAN president advises industrialists to look inwards

Mr Frank Jacobs, the President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), on Monday advised industrialists to look inwards in view of the current scarcity of foreign exchange. Jacobs gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “We are beginning to look inwards owing to the cumbersome nature in accessing foreign exchange to buy raw materials. “The backward integration creates room for improved efficiency and a cost saving measures for businesses,

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tennis company Head defends Maria Sharapova's integrity through drug test controversy

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Not all of Maria Sharapova's sponsors are jumping ship.

As some of the tennis star's biggest corporate backers abruptly cut ties with her this week over a failed drug test, Austrian racket brand Head said Thursday that it plans to extend her endorsement contract, calling her drug use an "honest mistake."Sharapova announced Monday that a drug test at the Australian Open in January had turned up a substance called meldonium, which she says she has taken since 2006 for personal health reasons. She claims she didn't realize that it had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substance list that same month.

Head CEO Johan Eliasch said Sharapova made "a manifest error" in using the drug after it had been added to the banned list and that there was no "evidence of any intent by Maria of enhancing her performance or trying to gain an unfair advantage."

Facebook Messenger app for Windows 10 could be coming soon

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A native Facebook Messenger app for Windows 10 is likely on its way.

On Thursday, a beta version of the app appeared on Microsoft's Windows app store. The universal Windows app works on PCs and tablets running Microsoft's newest operating system. It doesn't work for Windows 10 mobile devices (yet), so "universal" is a bit of stretch at this point, but it is a beta.

Violence erupts in Chicago after Trump rally is called off over a protesters threat to storm the stage


Protesters at Donald Trump's first Chicago campaign rally were so numerous on Friday that they shut the event down following loud demonstrations and a series of physical brawls.
Fistfights broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion between an anti-Trump mob and Chicagoans who came to hear the Republican front-runner speak.
Outside, an impatient group of thousands more massed. Temperatures rose.
Multiple law enforcement sources told DailyMail.com that there was a credible threat against Trump from groups of protesters who planned to storm the stage.
They intended to swarm to the front of the crowd at an agreed-upon signal, a Secret Service agent said his agency believed, converging on Trump's podium from different directions all at once.
Trump himself ultimately called it off. 

Rafa Benitez to pocket £3m bonus if he helps relegation-threatened Newcastle avoid the drop


Rafa Benitez who was appointed Newcastle manager in a move no one foresaw is set to earn a £3million bonus if he steers the side to safety and keeps them in the premier league, that is aside his £6million-a-season deal. Benitez has a difficult task on his hands trying to steer Newcastle away to safety, with the club currently 19th in the Premier League on 24 points with just 10 games to go. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Iran tests more ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel

   Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying a threat of new sanctions from the U.S. The launches followed the test-firing of several missiles on Tuesday as part of a major military exercise that the IRGC says is intended to show Iran’s deterrent power and ability to confront any threat.

Breaking: Fuel crisis looms as workers shut down NNPC over unbundling

NNPC Another fuel crisis is looming across the country as workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, shut down the activities of the corporation nationwide over the ‎unbundling exercise.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

‘400, 000 Nigerians kick against banks’ arbitrary charges’

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Salako stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. She gave reasons for the “No Banking Day” protest organised by the organisation nationwide. According to the CAFON president, the rate at which bank users are complaining about excessive charges is becoming alarming. “The protest has become expedient due to constant complain by banks’ customers over excessive charges. “Nigerians are known to be very tolerant. They will not complain about anything until it gets to an unbearable level.