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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates.It first rumbled into the skies back in the early 1950s, an aerial giant that epitomised Soviet military might. Even its codename – ‘Bear’ – underlined its great size and strength. Tupolev’s engines power ...

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We will recover all territories from Boko Haram -Jonathan

President Goodluck   Jonathan has expressed confidence that Nigerian troops will maintain the momentum they have built up in ongoing operations against Boko Haram and rapidly recover more occupied territory from the terrorist group. Speaking at an audience with the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jacques Champagne De Labriolle, President Jonathan said that the officers and men of the Nigerian ...

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Fashola lied against me on the altar of politics –Agbaje

    The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, in this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE and TUNDE AJAJA, speaks about his candidature and his plans for the state if elected governor How prepared are you for the election? You cannot be 100 per cent prepared, but we are definitely prepared. You can see ...

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Troops recover eight more towns in Yobe, Adamawa

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade, has said that troops have recaptured more towns from the members of the Boko Haram sect. Olukolade said in a statement on Friday that the troops handed out a crushing defeat to the insurgents and recovered the headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State, Bara, and the headquarters of Madagali ...

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Jega’s removal: More confusion as FG remains non-commital

The Federal Government on Friday further compounded fears in some quarters that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, could be sacked before the general elections. In an answer to enquiries on government’s stand on allegation that the INEC boss would soon be asked to proceed on a terminal leave, the Federal Government through the Minister ...

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Usher Raymond danced unnoticed in California

R&B singer Usher Raymond dressed up like a street performer in gold custome while he filmed a video alongside a contestant from the eight season of The Voice.   Usher drew such a loud crowd with his performance unoticed showcasing his dancing skills along the boardwalk in Venice Beach, California. He later unveiled himself to the delight of his fans.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 hard to build and extremely expensive, report says

Earlier this week, an image leaked from T-Mobile of the upcoming Galaxy S6 with a curved screen. As shown above, the leaked “Six Appeal” shows a modestly curved screen and a device that looks broadly similar to previous Samsung Galaxy products. A new leak suggests that the Galaxy S6’s edged screen is difficult to manufacture — and that the device ...

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Windows Phone 10 is dead before it even arrives

DC has released its latest numbers for smartphone OS market share, and unfortunately, it means we can likely close the book on Windows Phone. Windows Phone has a tech journalist problem. A lot of tech journalists, myself included, like Windows Phone. It’s stylish and attractive, and its UI makes sense — at least at the top level, and in a ...

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Microsoft to accelerate Bing search with neural network

When we search Google’s web index, we are only searching around 10 percent of the half-a-trillion or so pages that are potentially available. Much of the content in the larger deep web — not to be confused with the dark web — is buried further down in the sites that make up the visible surface web. The indexes of competitors ...

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Brit Awards 2015: Madonna falls off stage

Pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards, on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes. Madonna tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine. But she recovered ...

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Boko Haram crisis: Regional force takes shape

Military chiefs from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin and Niger are finalising their strategy for a 8,750-strong regional force to tackle the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. In the last few weeks, the Multinational Joint Task Force has retaken several towns captured by the militants in north-eastern Nigeria. Now, the regional chiefs are preparing for a major ground and air offensive ...

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Mayhem in Lagos •Four killed, 27 vehicles destroyed in gang war

Pandemonium broke out in the Mosafejo, Oshodi-Isale area of Lagos State, after rival groups said to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, clashed on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. Four people were reportedly killed, while several others were injured in the fracas which was stopped after the intervention of security agencies. PUNCH Metro gathered that no ...

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We were suicidal defensively' – Wenger bemoans 'horrible' night for Arsenal

he Gunners were made to pay for a lack of organisation at the back and their boss admitted they have a mountain to climb if they are to reach the quarter-finals Arsene Wenger described his side’s defending as “suicidal” after Arsenal slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Monaco on Wednesday. Goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia, Dimitar Berbatov and Yannick ...

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‘Missing’ $20bn: Reps issue fresh ultimatum to Okonjo-Iweala

The House of Representatives has for the second time on Wednesday asked the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to submit the full version of the forensic audit report on the alleged missing Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation $20bn to it. The House gave the first directive on Thursday last week, following a motion moved by its Minority Leader,   Femi Gbajabiamila. On ...

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POLLS: PDP Reps give Jonathan conditions for support

ABUJA — As preparations for the Presidential polls slated for March 28 intensify, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers in the House of Representatives have put forward a number of demands for President Goodluck Jonathan to meet as a condition for supporting him to win the March 28 election. Top on the list of demands is the immediate refund of the ...

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FRSC cancels deadline for new number plate

The Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that the agency will no longer insist on any deadline for the enforcement of the new number plate. Oyeyemi, who stated this on Wednesday in an interview with journalists when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Theodore Orji at the Government House in Umuahia, said ...

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Sim card firm links GCHQ and NSA to hack attacks

The Dutch Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims has said it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did indeed launch attacks on its computer systems. However, Gemalto denied that billions of mobile device encryption keys could have been stolen as a result. The Intercept alleged last week that spies had obtained the “potential to ...

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“Stop Comparing Me With Funke Akindele, She Is My Boss” – Actress Toyin Aimakhu

READ MORE HERE The perceived competition between Yoruba star actresses Funke Akindele and Toyin Aimakhu has taken another toll. Previously, there have been claims that both actresses had a dispute connected to the failed marriage of Funke Akindele. Since then, rumours have been flying that both actresses were not on good terms. Yesterday, a popular bottling company took to its ...

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DR Congo launches operation against FDLR rebels

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched an attack against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country. Ministers had previously pledged to target the FDLR militants after they failed to meet a deadline to disarm last month. Some FDLR leaders have been linked to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Their presence in DR Congo has been a key ...

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HIV-prevention drug Truvada approved by US

US health regulators have for the first time approved a drug to prevent HIV infection. Truvada can be used by those at high risk of infection and anyone who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Studies showed the drug reduced the risk of contracting HIV by up to 73%. Some health ...

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'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England scientists. Their study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year. The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not ...

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2022 World Cup: Fifa rules out compensation for unhappy clubs

Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December. It also said no apology was necessary for the scheduling of the tournament, which will disrupt a number of leagues. A Fifa taskforce has recommended the 2022 World Cup take place in winter to avoid ...

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Obasanjo’s membership card had expired, says PDP

Two weeks after former President Olusegun Obasanjo tore his Peoples Democratic Party membership card, the party claimed on Tuesday that the card being held by the former President had expired. It said that the card hitherto owned by Obasanjo was signed by the party’s former Acting National Chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje. Baraje has since left the party and he is ...

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Court fixes March 19 to hear 7 suits seeking to disqualify Buhari

ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, fixed March 19 to commence hearing on seven separate suits seeking to disqualify the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), from contesting the forthcoming general elections. All the seven cases have been assigned to Justice Ademola Adeniyi who presided over two of the suits ...

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Military arrests B’Haram fighters disguised as women

Troops involved in the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in the North-East have arrested a number of terrorists who disguised as women in Baga, Borno State. Baga, the headquarters of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, was captured by the insurgents in January but was recaptured by the Special Forces on Saturday. The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, who stated ...

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(UPDATED) No sane person will wish another dead –Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has berated the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, for his continuous scathing remarks about the health status of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), saying Buhari is stronger than Fayose. He said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after meeting with 705 community development associations and cooperative societies ...

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Sergio Aguero v Luis Suarez – did Barcelona sign the wrong man?

DEBATE: As the South American strikers prepare to clash in Europe, Goal asks if Barca should have signed the Man City man instead of the Uruguayan By Ewan Roberts & Ben Hayward They are two of the top centre forwards in world football at the moment. Barcelona bought one and have been long linked with the other. But should the ...

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Top 10 Players Available on Free Transfer Summer 2015

10) Danny Ings Burnley star Ings has established himself as one of the best young strikers in the Premier League over the past year. Despite it being only his first year in the English top flight, he has managed an admirable 7 goals and 4 assists in a struggling Burnley side. The 22 year old has reported interest from Liverpool ...

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Sambisa Forest: Blow-by-blow account of the assault against Boko Haram –

The emergence of Boko Haram in 2009, with base in Maiduguri, Borno State capital and the late Mohammed Yusuf as the leader, has become an issue of serious concern not only to the people of the North-east and Nigeria but also the world at large. After the killing of Yusuf, his second-in-command, Abubakar Shekau, took over, engaging in the killing ...

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General Buhari Is An Agent Of Destabilization – Bola Tinubu

A statement made by the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu back in 2003 about the presidential candidate of the party, General Muhammadu Buhari has resurfaced. In a document released by Wikileaks, Tinubu was against Buhari becoming the president of Nigeria because he believed the former Head of State and ...

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Governor Fayose Celebrates Obasanjo’s Exit From PDP With A Newspaper Front Page Advert [LOOK]

  The news of former President Olusegun Obasanjo leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, due to his disagreement with President Goodluck Jonathan whom he accused of failing in leadership and encouraging corruption has generated lots of negative and positive criticism from Nigerians. Some are disappointed about his exit while others, including Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, are celebrating his ...

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Al-Shabaab threatens to attack shopping malls in U.S, UK, Canada

Somalia-based terror group, Al-Shabaab released a video online over the weekend calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the United States. In the propaganda video posted Saturday February 21st, the al Qaeda-linked terror group reminded the world of its September 2013 attack on Westgate mall in Kenya in which over 60 people were killed and called ...

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Swear that you didn’t visit UK’s hospital, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari to swear with the Holy Quran if he did not visit any hospital for medical attention during his visit to United Kingdom. Fayose accused the APC leadership for not being fair enough to the nation by hiding the health status of ...

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Jonathan In Abuja $500million Farmland Scandal

President Goodluck Jonathan is battling to explain all he knows about a $500 million farm which a non – governmental organisation (NGO) says belongs to him in alleged violation of the 1999 Constitution. The Nation reported today that the farm was incorporated on December 30, 2011 barely seven months after Jonathan was sworn in as president for his current tenure ...

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