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Chibok girls alive – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed confidence that the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in their hostel in Chibok, Borno State last year are still alive. Jonathan, who also said that his chance of winning the March 28 presidential poll was slimmer than in 2011, based his position on the fact that terrorists would naturally display the corpses of ...

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YouTube has a new app just for kids

Google is releasing a sanitized YouTube app just for kids. Called YouTube Kids, the mobile app only plays age-appropriate videos and has a simplified design that even young children who can’t read will be able to navigate. The app, which will carry ads, is available in the U.S. for Android and iOS devices. YouTube says it has seen nearly 200% ...

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Boston bombing victim ‘locked eyes with killer’

A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings has testified that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack. In the second day of the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Jeff Bauman said he met the gaze of the bomber’s older brother, who was not watching the race. Mr Tsarnaev is on trial for ...

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‘Boko Haram’ kills dozens in raid on Nigerian village

          Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 45 people in a village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses have said. Gunmen stormed Njaba and fired into the houses before setting the village on fire, survivors added. The raid happened early on Tuesday but was not reported immediately because of the remoteness of the area. ...

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South Korea US envoy Lippert ‘well’ after knife attack

A militant Korean nationalist has slashed the face of the US ambassador to South Korea at a breakfast meeting in Seoul, but the envoy was not seriously hurt. Mark Lippert, 42, was also cut on his left hand, with blood spattered over the breakfast table. Security officers subdued the attacker, one pinning him down with a shoe on his neck, ...

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Ebola outbreak: Liberia has no new cases for a week

The country has to have no new cases for 42 days to be declared Ebola-free. In their latest assessment of the epidemic, WHO officials also warned that disease surveillance “may not be optimal” in Liberia because of the low number of samples. They say that some communities are still resisting pleas to bring infected family members to treatment centres. Only ...

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Ex-Persident Olusugun Obasanjo playing football, Scores 2 Goals (See Photos)

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All these election drama! AIT now suing Tinubu for N100billion

Bola Tinubu’s media office released a statement on Monday saying they are set to sue Daar Communications, owners of AIT for what he said was a defamatory content of a documentary aired on Sunday about him on their station. Tinubu asked the TV station to retract the documentary, issue a letter of apology and demanded N20billion as cost of damage ...

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Patience Jonathan, a crude woman, says APC

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation on Wednesday described the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan as “an incredibly crude woman.” The party also commended Nigerians for putting up with her. The campaign organisation was reacting to a report that Mrs. Jonathan described the APC Presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as brain dead at a campaign ...

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Mourinho: Matic injured celebrating League Cup win

The midfielder was suspended for Sunday’s win over Tottenham yet still managed to twist his ankle during the post-match celebrations but will not miss the clash with PSG Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Nemanja Matic picked up an injury during Sunday’s League Cup celebrations. The midfielder was suspended for the clash against Tottenham at Wembley and was forced ...

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2015 POLLS: APC, PDP brawl over Jega

ABUJA—The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, engaged in a brawl, yesterday, over alleged plot by government to surreptitiously deposit a huge amount of money into the bank account of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega in the name of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.jega The opposition ...

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Chad President Announces Location Of Boko Haram Leader, Demands His Surrender

  President Idriss Deby of Chad told the media during a press conference that the Chad military and government has narrowed down the location of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. “He was in Dikwa two days ago. He managed to get away but we know where he is. It’s in his interests to surrender,” President Deby said during the international ...

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Heavens will not fall if Jonathan sacks Jega – Fayose

ADO EKITI—Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose yesterday said that President Goodluck Jonathan has the prerogative power to ask the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega to proceed on terminal leave, saying members of All Progressive Congress, APC, who are opposed to this have their own agenda. Fayose who described the rantings of APC and ...

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APC, Fayose in war of words over Jega

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday engaged in a war of words over the fate of Prof. Attahiru Jega as the chairman of the the Independent National Electoral Commission. Fayose began the verbal onslaught when he described the claim by the APC of a plot by the Presidency to fire Jega, as a “mere ...

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Fayose awards N1.2bn contract to carpenters

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has awarded a N1.2bn contract to the Carpenters and Furniture Association of Ekiti State. The association on Monday evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on the contract. The Chief of Staff to Fayose, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, who represented the governor at the occasion, said the contract was part of the ...

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Buhari’ll turn Nigeria’s misfortunes around – Amaechi

With few weeks to the presidential election, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has again assured that the All Progressives Congress, APC, under Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will turn the country’s misfortunes around if elected.   He noted that the current challenges plaguing the country would adequately be addressed with the needed political will to positively turn around the country’s wheel ...

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Asus Republic Of Gamers G751 Review: Portable Gaming, Emphasis On The ‘Gaming’

As far as gaming computers go, there are bound to be trade-offs: bigger size means better performance, and more portability is going to naturally lead to compromises when it comes to pure gaming muscle. The Asus Republic of Gamers G751 is a top-tier gaming notebook, but it still falls prey to that essential truth about gaming notebooks, making for an ...

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Amitabh Bachchan: ‘We have a strong cultural identity’

One of India’s biggest movie stars discusses his latest projects, his relationship with his fans, and politics in India. At 72 years of age Amitabh Bachchan is arguably still the most famous name in India’s multi-billion dollar Hindi-language film industry.   “”When you sit inside a darkened hall to watch a film, you never question the caste, creed or religion ...

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La Liga Team of the Week: Suarez and Rakitic boost Barca as Asenjo denies Madrid

    The Uruguayan striker and the Croatian midfielder were the inspiration for Luis Enrique’s side, while the Villarreal goalkeeper thwarted Real and Alberto Bueno hit four for Rayo Barcelona are now just two points behind Real Madrid at the top of La Liga after the 25th round of Primera Division matches. Luis Enrique’s side beat Granada 3-1 in Andalucia ...

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Iraqi forces ramp up offensive to recapture Tikrit

There were reports that security forces were in control of a stretch of the Hamreen mountain range where ISIL forces had retreated to [AFP] Iraqi forces have continued their offensive to retake the city of Tikrit, seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) last June, with troops claiming “gains” in the fighting, security forces told Al ...

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Dybala: I would swim to Barcelona to join them

The gifted attacker has attracted interest from clubs across the continent, but he seems to have set his sights on a move to Camp Nou Palermo attacker Paulo Dybala has admitted that it would be a dream come true if Barcelona made an attempt to sign him. The 21-year-old has been in sublime form in 2014-15, netting 12 goals in ...

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Defamation of Character: Asiwaju Tinubu Threatens To Sue AIT For N20 Billion

Clearly pre-occupied with political resentment and hatred neither warranted, necessary, proper, or justified, you published several false allegations against our client,” the letter said. “More disturbing is your misrepresentation that the said documentary was “sponsored” without disclosing the “sponsors”. You cannot under law, hide under media freedom to maliciously injure a citizen’s reputation”. All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju ...

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Daniel Craig films Bond sketch for Comic Relief

  James Bond star Daniel Craig will appear in a “special one-off sketch” for Comic Relief, to be broadcast as part of Red Nose Day on 13 March. The top secret 007 skit will feature in Face the Funny, the charity’s first show to be broadcast live from the London Palladium. Professor Stephen Hawking will appear in a new Little ...

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1.4m students write UTME exam Monday

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said that the 2015 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations, UTME, will commence next week March 9, across the country. Its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, told Vanguard, yesterday: “All the logistics for the examination have been put in place and the examination will start on March 9 across the 400 centres ...

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Eku Edewor stuns in cultural pics alongside Lynxxx for ThisDay Style

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Photo: pastor Adeboye cuts his birthday cake with his wife & kids

RCCG GO Pastor Enoch Adeboye turned 73 yesterday and his family threw him a small birthday party to celebrate. Pictured above is the man of God with his family cutting his birthday cake. The life of Enoch Adejare Adeboye is a fulfillment of the scriptures in Zechariah 4: 10 which declare, “despise not the days of small beginnings.” Born in ...

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Tinubu would have been in jail by now – Fani-Kayode

  ABUJA – AHEAD of the Presidential and general elections slated for March 28 and April 11 respectively, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO Monday urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC to pray for the fortune of its Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd,  because he was in trouble and surrounded by those he ...

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Opposition leaders behind fuel scarcity –Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, on Monday accused some opposition leaders of being behind the current petrol scarcity in the country. Mu’azu, in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page, alleged that the opposition leaders and some vested interests were hoarding   petrol. He, however, did not mention the names of the opposition leaders ...

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Fuel scarcity to last till next week

The current scarcity of petrol in most parts of the country is expected to continue till next week, marketers told one of our correspondents on Monday. While the pump price of the product had risen to N120 per litre in most filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory, the few stations that had petrol in Lagos on Monday maintained the ...

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SEE WHAT NOLLYWOOD STARS WORE TO ASO ROCK WHEN HOSTED BY PATIENCE JONATHAN

First lady, Patience Jonathan welcomed dozens of Nollywood stars to the Presidential villa on February 28, 2015, Saturday. The First Lady hosted a special dinner in the honour of country’s actors and actresses, both legendary and new. The likes of Kate Henshaw, Patience Ozokwo, Zack Orji, Segun Arinze, Susan Peters, Osita Iheme and many more shone at the Aso Rock, Abuja. ...

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Henry: Chelsea can win the treble now

A 2-0 win over Spurs saw the Blues claim their first piece of silverware of 2014-15, while they lead their league and remain in the Champions League Thierry Henry believes Chelsea are capable of adding the Champions League and Premier League to their League Cup triumph this season. Jose Mourinho’s men took the first step towards a potential treble by ...

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Samsung S6 Edge with curved screen unveiled at MWC

Samsung will sell two versions of its next flagship phone, one of which has a screen that curves round its sides. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the feature to provide a quick way to stay in touch with select contacts, and to alert owners to important information. It will be sold for a higher price than the standard S6, which ...

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Ronaldo wasteful as Ancelotti and Madrid run out of ideas

COMMENT: The Portuguese squandered several chances as Real dropped two points in the 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal – and is off form when his team need him most By Ben Hayward at the Santiago Bernabeu Unlucky for some. Cristiano Ronaldo registered 13 shots for Real Madrid in the Blancos’ disappointing draw at home to Villarreal on Sunday, but ...

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Yemi Alade releases hot new promo photos

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US police shoot homeless man dead in Los Angeles

A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in central Los Angeles. The graphic film shows a violent struggle between the man and several officers in the city’s Skid Row area. As the police try to subdue him, a voice is heard shouting “Drop the gun!” Seconds later, five gunshots ring ...

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