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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FERREIRA RICHMOND OLALEKAN

                  May God’s blessings be on you today and for the many more days to come. May His blessings on you never fade away. May he surround you and walk along with you during every day of your life, so that every day is like a fulfilled dream. Many Happy Returns of ...

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Abandoned Boko Haram bombs explode, kill 20

    An abandoned sack containing Improvised Explosive Devices exploded in Monguno, Borno State, killing and injuring many members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and residents. Eyewitnesses gave different figures on the death toll. While one of our correspondents was told by a resident that 20 people lost their lives, theAssociated Press first reported 23 and later updated it ...

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Latest News from Schools

How to know the 2015 Post-UTME date for your school IMSU Lecturers Vow To Continue Strike UNIZIK SUG President’s Letter To The Students On the Ongoing Crisis IMSU Bans Course Reps, Departmental And Faculty Elections/Association BUK Important Notice to All Graduating Students 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 Get Post-UTME past questions & alerts for your school of choice. Apply Here! Al-Hikmah Establish ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Project Fi – Google’s Wireless Carrier Network

    Google has announced its plan to start a new wireless carrier called Google Fi. The search giant released details today on its website explaining the price, compatibility and rollout of its new networks. “Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to ...

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My friend invited me to rob his company of workers’ salary– suspect confesses

                                                   34 year old robbery suspect Chimezie Stephen Osuagwu pictured above who is being held by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Lagos State Police Command, has narrated how his friend, Austin Chukwuemeka who ...

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Check out this Calabar made car. Incredible!!!

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Joseph Yobo sponsored rice distributed in Abuja (photos)

      The former Super Eagles captain is taking his role as coordinator of the PDP Ward2Ward Initiative seriously. Yesterday, his group shared packs of rice to some residents in Abuja… READ MORE HERE

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Foreign Troops Recapture Borno Town From Boko Haram, Now Begging Absent Nigerian Soldiers To Come And Take It Over – NYT

Boko Haram fighters may be fleeing from several locations in northeastern Nigeria, but it may not be at the hands of the Nigerian Army. said only Chadian and Nigerien soldiers, who liberated the area from Boko Haram, are on the ground with no Nigerian soldiers to take it over from them despite being asked. Damask, on the border with Niger ...

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Jonathan swears in Ministers, names Obanikoro junior Foreign Affairs Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday swore in the new set of ministers cleared by the Senate. Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, (Lagos) was sworn in as the Minister of State Foreign Affairs II, while Nicholas Ada (Benue) is now the Minister of State Foreign Affairs I. Mr. Obanikoro had resigned his appointment to run for the ...

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Crisis rocks NLC as Wabba emerges President

  NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, was, yesterday, enmeshed in a major crisis following the declaration of President of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, as the new President of Congress, as no fewer than 23 industrial unions including Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, GET FULL GIST

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NiMet predicts less rainfall in 2015

Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, yesterday warned that there will be less rainfall in 2015, saying the year may be dryer than normal in most parts of the country. Director-General of Ni- Met, Dr. Anthony Anuforom, who disclosed this at the public presentation of the agency’s 2015 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, SRP in Abuja, noted that there will be delayed onset of ...

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FG spends $60bn on power in 16 yrs, says Buhari

  Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday said the Federal Government has committed over $60bn to the power sector in the last 16 years. The former Head of State, who stated this during a South-South Zonal Presidential Rally held at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led Federal Government ...

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Nigeria is ready for election, Mark tells international community

SENATE President, David Mark, on Thursday, said Nigeria is ready to conduct the general election as scheduled. Mark, who stated this while playing host to the Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Sean Hoy, added that the Nigerian authorities were conscious of the impression of the international community on the country. He stated that the government would do nothing to undermine ...

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FG hires European mercenaries to fight B’Haram

here are indications that Nigeria has brought in hundreds of mercenaries from Eastern Europe to strengthen its war against militant Islamic group, Boko Haram. The Eastern European mercenaries have joined their South-African counterparts and Nigerian soldiers fighting the insurgents. According to Reuters, rumours about the use of foreign mercenaries against the Islamist militant group gained substance this month when pictures ...

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Jonathan offered me interim govt’s VP to dump APC —Tinubu •Tinubu, a prisoner of his own delusion, horrific hallucination —PDP

NATIONAL leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan recently offered him the post of the vice president in a purportedly planned interim national Government (ING), for him to part ways with the APC. According to a statement which emanated from Tinubu’s media office in Lagos, ...

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Clarify diplomatic row with Morocco, APC tells Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Jonathan Administration to come clean with Nigerians on the cause of the ongoing diplomatic row between Nigeria and Morocco that has forced the Kingdom to recall its Ambassador to Nigeria, while portraying Nigeria as a liar. In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the ...

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Fayose: Atiku, Northern Leaders Have Withdrawn Supports For Buhari

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has said the alleged tactical withdrawal of support by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and leaders of thought in the North for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), were enough signals that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost the battle. Fayose declared ...

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ISIS trains Boko Haram fighters, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from insurgent group Boko Haram have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants. Jonathan declined to name the countries where the fighters were allegedly trained. But in an interview with VOA on Wednesday, he said he’s long suspected Boko Haram of having alliances with international extremist groups. “So, we know the ...

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Obas don’t campaign for politicians, Awujale tells Jonathan

  The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has told President Goodluck Jonathan, that it is not proper in Ijebuland or Yorubaland for an Oba to canvass for votes for any candidates seeking elective posts. Rather, monarchs in Yorubaland only encourage their subjects to make their informed choices. The monarch said this when President Goodluck Jonathan paid ...

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APC leaders are ‘thieves’, Okupe tweets

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe has again taken a swip at the All Progressive Congress, APC members by calling the leaders thevies. Okupe in a twitter and Facebook (facebook.com/okupedoyin) massage some hours ago said that that APC is a party with a strange mission and that it original leaders are thieves. The Twitte ...

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Terrorism Will Not Defeat the Military- Gen. Adeosun

Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, has said that in spite of challenges, terrorism will not defeat the Nigerian Armed Forces. Adeosun, who spoke when he received a team of newsmen on tour of communities recently recaptured from the Boko Haram insurgents in his office in Maiduguri, vowed that the military would defeat ...

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I have no agenda to Islamise Nigeria —Buhari

FORMER head of state and presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, in Kaduna, on Wednesday, said he had no agenda to Islamise the country when elected president. The APC candidate, speaking through the vice presidential candidate of the party, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at an interactive session with religious leaders in Kaduna. Buhari noted that ...

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Black day for seven ‘kidnappers’ in Ibadan

•78-year-old victim rescued It was a long drive from the city centre. And for the few reporters and photojournalists who chose to follow policemen to a newly discovered kidnappers’ den in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, it all looked like news from afar. The road from the Ibadan-Ife Expressway was so rough that it looked as if we were going ...

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Sultan Cautions Politicians Against Bitter Rivalry

  By John Shiklam in Kaduna The Chairman of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged politicians to stop the campaign of calumny they were sponsoring against one another ahead of the general election in the interest of peace. Speaking at a meeting of the traditional rulers which held on ...

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Nigerians’ll have credible elections, Jega insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday lamented that a “lot of things” were designed to distract INEC from making the March 28 and April 11 general elections a success. Jega, at a meeting with the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja, however gave an assurance that Nigerians’ aspiration for free, fair and credible elections, would be ...

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Five injured as fire guts Finecoat Paints

No fewer than five people have been injured after fire gutted the factory of popular Lagos-based Company, Chemstar Paints Industries Nigeria Limited, producers of Finecoat Paints. Our correspondent learnt that Chemstar Paints, which is located on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Alagbado, Lagos State, has a three storey building office at the front, while its warehouse and factory are at the back. ...

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Very grpahic photos: Woman cuts off husband's penis, kills him for allegedly cheating on her

  The photos accompanying this story are very graphic, very gruesome, very gory! Unbelievably so! Allegedly, this Zimbabwean woman (pictured above) attacked her husband for allegedly constantly cheating on her and cut of his penis. I’m going to share the photos but if you guys complain too much, I will take it down…because it’s quite gory! How anyone can do ...

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Almajiri Writes Letter to First Lady Patience Jonathan

  Dear Madam First Lady: I Lack The Patience To Wait For Good Luck! I am almajiri because I am from the North and one of the products of the Polygamous family, if you “hate” me, you don’t have to wait to a moment that your husband needs my vote before you come with your pretense.   I knew long ...

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Flying Eagles are world’s best team, says Babayaro

  The former Nigeria player feels the Nigeria U20 team have the quality more than ever before and expects them to rule the world in New Zealand EXCLUSIVE By Shina Oludare Ex international, Emmanuel Babayaro believes the current Nigeria U20 side are presently the best team in the world. The Flying Eagles began their African Youth Championship campaign by spanking ...

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Deadly suicide bombing strikes Nigeria's Maiduguri

Attack in Borno state’s capital leaves 17 dead as government dismisses Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to ISIL. A suspected female suicide bomber has killed at least 17 people in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s Borno state, military and hospital sources say. Tuesday’s attack happened three days after a multiple bomb attack in the city killed more than 50 people. Citing ...

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Windstorm ravages Lagos streets, wrecks 400 buildings

No fewer than 400 buildings have been wrecked, while thousands of residents are rendered homeless, after a windstorm ravaged some streets in Papa Ashafa/Dopemu in the Orile-Agege area of Lagos State. The incident was said to have happened around 4.30pm on Monday. It was gathered that cars parked on the roads were damaged as concrete electric poles fell on them ...

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Confusion, as server failure mars commencement of UTME exams

The postponed 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, billed to commence yesterday, nationwide, was again marred by some hiccups over the failure of internet servers as well as failure of the biometric machines to capture candidates’ thumb-prints and other data at some centres. Another controversy which emerged was the complaints raised by candidates who registered for the UTME in Lagos ...

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Military moves to liberate Bama

The Nigerian Army has launched a major operation to liberate the strategic town of Bama, Borno State from Boko Haram insurgents. Investigation revealed on Tuesday that deployment of ground forces and equipment was preceded by days of targeted aerial operations in Bama and its environs. An intelligence source, who made this known, said that the military was expecting a productive ...

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Photos: Vehicles & weapons captured from Boko Haram yesterday

    Here are exclusive photos of vehicles and weapons captured from the encounter with Boko Haram members yesterday March 9th at Gombi LGA of Adamawa state. The militants attacked the community early yesterday but were repelled by Nigerian troops. See more photos after the cut..             VIEW MORE HERE

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First solar-powered plane begins flight

A Swiss solar-powered plane has taken off from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel, Al Jazeera reports. The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Andre Borschberg of Switzerland, took off at 7.12am local time (0412 GMT) on Monday from the UAE’s Al-Bateen airport and headed ...

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