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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bafana dominance a warning for Super Eagles

COMMENT: Nigeria may have escaped with a draw, but the flow of play on the day suggests South Africa may be slowly gaining the upper hand in this rivalry If a week is a long time in football, then twenty months is an eternity. On the 14th of August, 2013, Nigeria were guests at the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the ...

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Iran nuclear talks intensify as key deadline nears

Talks have resumed in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran. Foreign ministers from six world powers are meeting their Iranian counterpart, amid hopes of a breakthrough after almost 18 months of negotiations. They want to impose limits that would prevent Iran from producing enough fuel for a nuclear weapon within a year. Iran, which ...

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Increased Blindness among Nigerians Worries Experts

  The alarming increase in the number of people suffering from glaucoma disease in Nigeria has become a source of concern for a group of ophthalmologists at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Osun State. According to the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), too many persons are unaware that they are living with the disease, therefore, are neither receiving any ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Updated Preliminary National Presidential Election Results, Buhari Still In the Lead

These numbers have not been publicly confirmed by INEC, but offer the first national picture of voting trends.   The below table shows that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is leading in most key states across the country, with APC currently having 69% of the vote and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having 30%. These numbers have not been publicly ...

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Dangote Cement Commences Operations in Senegal, Cameroun, Posts N159bn profit

    Dangote Cement has recorded significant strides in its African expansion project as the cement company’s new plants in Senegal and Cameroun commenced operation the company has said. Dangote Cement plants in Ethiopia and Zambia are expected to start production next month even as the company recorded a profit of N159 billion in the year ended December 2014, it ...

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INEC office razed as Rivers protesters demand fresh polls

  The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Emouha Local Government Area of Rivers State was on Saturday night set ablaze by persons believed to be political thugs. A senior official of the commission confirmed the incident hours after hundreds of All Progressives Congress protesters on Sunday besieged the INEC office in Port Harcourt     demanding the conduct ...

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PVC better than US voter card –Ambassador

  The Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, has applauded the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to use the Permanent Voter Card in the general elections which commenced on Saturday. The ambassador, who spoke with journalists at the International Conference Centre, venue of the National Collation Centre of the election results, on Sunday said ...

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President-elect to emerge today –Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that despite the extension of Saturday’s elections till Sunday in some parts of the country, the results of the presidential poll will be declared on Monday(today). INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, gave the assurance   as some of results from wards, local government areas and states continued to emerge on Sunday. For instance, results ...

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ANALYSIS: The Presidential Journey of Goodluck Jonathan

On May 29, 1999, a then relatively unknown Goodluck Jonathan stood beside his benefactor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, as the latter took the oath of office as the elected Governor of Bayelsa State. That Saturday, 16 years ago, marked the beginning of the journey of Mr. Jonathan, who would later become governor six years later, vice president in 2007, acting president in ...

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Patience Jonathan misfires in Ibadan

  Wife of Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has misfired again by saying those who jailed ‘Adelabu’ would also jail the people of Oyo State, if they voted for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Patience was speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, women’s presidential rally in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday. But she goofed. Adegoke Adelabu, with ...

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Amaechi escapes gun attack, party claims attack on leaders

    The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged an assassination attempt on Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said that the attempt took place on Thursday at the Rumuolumeni area of Port Harcourt, the state capital. He said some unidentified gun-wielding youths had first blocked the exit route of ...

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SSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, Received Bribe Before 2014 Osun Governorship Election

  For most of 2014, Marilyn Ogar, the spokesperson for Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service, SSS, cut out for herself a controversial portrait of a blunt security official who had no qualms issuing threats and attacking anyone or institution perceived to be critical of the Nigerian government.   In the heat of the August 9 Osun State governorship ...

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President Jonathan Deploys Military Men To Election "Monitoring" Chores – See Names And Phone Numbers

Less than one day after he re-committed to free, fair and credible elections, SaharaReporters has uncovered a document revealing that President Jonathan, in a strategy eerily reminiscent of the rigged June 2014 rigged Ekiti State governorship election, has secretly deployed military men and women of Nigeria’s armed forces to Saturday’s presidential elections across the country. Already, some military men have ...

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No plan to rig election in favour of any political party —INEC

  THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, dismissed the claims in some quarters that its chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, was planning to rig the general election in favour of a particular political party. The commission, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, by the chief press secretary to its chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, debunked ...

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Again, Jonathan, Buhari sign peace accord •Pledge to accept poll outcome

    PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, renewed their accord pact towards a violence-free election. The duo also signed undertaking to accept the outcome of the poll. Both presidential candidates met at the SHERATON HOTEL, Abuja, to renew their peace accord, ...

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NEWS FROM SCHOOLS

JAMB 2015: All Information you require or missed. [Pix] Students Decide: Jonathan or Buhari? Adopoly Release HND and Contingency Admission List 2014/2015 LAUTECH Notice to 2012/2013 Graduating Students LAUTECH Important Notice to Fresh Students on Payment of Tuition Fees 2014/2015 OAU Important Notice To New Students on Registration and Tuition Fees 2014/2015 10 Strategic Job Search Tips For Every Fresh ...

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APC Accuses PDP of Plans to Rig Election

All Progressives Congress (APC), Wensday expressed concern over what it called the “increasingly-desperate plans by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the presidential election at all costs, as well as the growing cases of harassment and intimidation of our members across the country by PDP officials and candidates, using the security agencies, which are supposed to be non-partisan ...

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Ondo Deputy Governor Leaves PDP for APC

State govt expresses surprise at defection James Sowole in Akure Less than 48 hours to the presidential election, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, wednesday decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC). Olanusi, 73, announced his defection in a three-paragraph statement he personally signed. The announcement of the deputy governor’s ...

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Thugs open fire on Gov Amaechi’s convoy

    RIVERS State Governor Rotimi Amaechi escaped unhurt in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Thursday when gunmen, suspected to be political thugs, fired shots at his convoy. Two members of the All Progressives Congress were however unlucky as they were seriously injured in the incident, which happened at about 6pm on Thursday. The governor was   on a door-to-door ward ...

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Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane – Report

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to “destroy the plane”, officials said. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, citing information from the “black box” voice recorder, said the co-pilot was alone in the cockpit, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports. He intentionally started a descent while the pilot was locked ...

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Windows 10 Will Log You In Using Your Biometric Data

Are you looking forward to Windows 10? Many people are thanks to the resounding disappointment Windows 8 seemed to be with the masses. The last Windows version I used was 7, and I have to say I thought it ran smoothly and I don’t remember any problems with it. Windows 10 is making some big changes, however, starting with the ...

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Nothing wey person no go see…lol

  New political goods being shared by campaigners..

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Adorable new photos: Naeto C's son looks just like him

  Naeto C’s son, Marobi, turned a year older today and his proud dad shared new photos of him. He’s so cute..for more read HERE 

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NEWS FROM SCHOOLS

JAMB 2015: All Information you require or missed. UNICAL Screening of Newly Admitted Students 2014/2015 UTME Candidates with “No Result Yet” – Read This Did Your UTME Score Match With Your Prediction/Expectation? LASPOTECH 23rd Convocation Ceremony Announced  UNN 3rd Post-graduate Supplementary Admission List Released WAEC 2015 May/June Official Time-table UI List of Students Withdrawn From Departments and Institution In 2013/2014 ...

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Wizkid Star boy shows off N7.4M Rolex watch

Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s famous pop stars who is known to have a taste for luxury items. He shared on his Instagram page today aRolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch that costs about N7.4M. Besides this pricey watch, he is known to have expensive designer sneakers and other expensive jewelry. Wizkid’s photo also featured him wearing a GOLD and diamond ...

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Tonto Dikeh, Halima Abubakar Etcetera says actors once fought over 'juju priest'

      Etcetera is at it again. The former artiste turned celebrity critic has found his new victims. Just a few weeks back he called out rapper M.I a political prostitute and called out popular Nigerian celebrities D’banj, Iyanya, Wizkid andOritse Femi claiming that they are broke; and not as wealthy as they portray on social media. This time ...

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Davido, Sira Kante Read up on couple's love story

At the beginning of March 2015, it became clear to the whole world that HKN Gang pop artist Davido is in love. He began to drop hints via his Instagram page, showing off a beautiful girl from Guinea whose name was found out to be Sira Kante. According Bella Naija, 19-year-old Sira and 22-year-old Davido started their love when she ...

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Silverbird Staff Murder Update Colleagues claim Aisha Mustapha was not killed by boyfriend

Colleagues of the murdered staff of Silverbird TV, Aisha Noble-Mustapha, have continued to slam insinuations that the lady who was stabbed to death at her Ogudu GRA residence on Saturday, March 14, 2015, Lagos, was killed by a boyfriend who wanted her to terminate a pregnancy she was carrying. According to them, she was killed by someone who had no ...

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Boko Haram Kidnaps 400 Women In Damask

  Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northern Nigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by troops from Niger and Chad, Reuters quoted residents as saying on Tuesday.   There was no immediate official confirmation of the figure, but the Islamist group has previously carried out mass kidnappings. Boko Haram in ...

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Pique: Casillas would be my hero if I supported Madrid

The defender cast doubt over the possibility of him ever swapping Barcelona for the Santiago Bernabeu and also praised Luis Enrique’s methods Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes goalkeeper Iker Casillas would be his hero if he were a Real Madrid fan. The defender, 28, has been a Spain team-mate of the veteran shot-stopper since 2009, when he made his debut for the ...

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Nigeria Police Announce Movement Restrictions On Election Days

    Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday ordered a nationwide restriction on the movement of vehicles on the 28th of March and the 11th April as part of what was described as efforts to ensure adequate security for the nation’s elections on those days. According to a statement signed by Acting Commissioner (CP) Emmanuel Ojukwu, ...

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'Ronaldo must face ban or fine for Clasico celebration'

LFP chief Javier Tebas believes the Real Madrid forward should be punished for gesturing towards Barcelona fans after his goal in Sunday’s Clasico Cristiano Ronaldo‘s provocative celebration in the Clasico “must” see him face a fine or suspension, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas. The Real Madrid forward taunted the Camp Nou crowd with a ‘calm down’ gesture after ...

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150 die in Lufthansa’s Germanwings Airbus crash

AN Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps yesterday with all 150 on board feared dead. French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board the A320 had survived, while the head of Lufthansa spoke of a dark day for the German airline. Germanwings confirmed its flight ...

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Sambo Donates Jerseys, Balls to 95 Football Clubs in Sokoto

Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Wednesday donated sets of jerseys for distribution to 95 football clubs across the 23 local government areas of Sokoto state. He also donated 200 balls for onward distribution to the 95 football clubs in the state. Sambo made the donation during the Peoples Democratic Party campaign rally for Sokoto Central held at the Giginya Memorial Stadium, ...

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