Outrage as Lagos pastor boasts of Ebola cure

The Founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, has claimed that he has found a solution to the deadly Ebola disease, which has killed no fewer than 670 people and infected more than 1,000 in Africa. Following the death in Lagos of a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who flew in from his country to Nigeria last... [Read...
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Sex, kissing, shared needles can give you Ebola

That Ebola virus is currently on the rampage in West Africa is no longer news. What is rather news — and very scary for that matter — is that the World Health Organisation has just confirmed a case of the infection in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital and one of the most populous. Though the... [Read...
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We have insiders in commercial banks ─ Suspected fraudsters

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected fraudsters who allegedly specialised in withdrawing money from people’s bank accounts. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects ─ Kola Osho, Oyedepo Adesola and Kola Ademola ─ were apprehended by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Pipeline area, Abule-Egba, Lagos. It was gathered that the... [Read...
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Dos and don’ts for avoiding infections

Follow these tips to help lower your risk of infections: • Do practice good hygiene: Wash your hands before handling food, after using the bathroom and after handling pets. Wash your hands often when you have a cold. •Don’t share eating or drinking utensils: That’s a good way to spread infections. •Do cook certain foods... [Read...
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New virus lives in half the world’s population

Odds are, there’s a virus living inside your gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University has found that more than half the world’s population is host to a newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of... [Read...
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Use detox to heal arthritis and back pain

Of all the characteristics of living things, being able to move is one of the most important of them all. This ability enables us to be independent of others and the environment and to function as a separate entity in carrying out our desired actions. The various types of joints in our bodies allow us... [Read...
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FG plans to proscribe NMA, striking doctors allege

THe Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria on Monday raised the alarm over plans by the Presidency to proscribe the Nigerian Medical Association and privatise all hospitals owned by the Federal Government. Doctors in government hospitals under the aegis of NMA had been on a nationwide strike since July 1 over alleged breach of... [Read...
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Falana wants Adebajo removed from military/civilian clash panel

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has called for the removal of a retired judge of the High Court, Justice Ebenezer Adebajo, from the committee probing the cause of a recent civilian-military clash in Lagos. In a letter to the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, dated July 23, Falana argued that the appointment... [Read...
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Firm blames poor quality control for building collapse

The Relationship Manager, Precast and Block Making Segment, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Plc, Mr. Adesoji Okesina, has said that poor quality control in the block moulding industry is one of the major reasons why building collapse is rampant in the country. Speaking at a customer forum in Oyo town on the topic, ‘Requirement of quality block... [Read...
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What fruit and vegetables can do

Protection from allergies: Make sure you’re eating your apples with the skin on — it contains an antioxidant that has antihistamine properties. One study even found that people who eat five apples a week have better lung function than people who don’t. Lower blood pressure: Not only can foods rich in potassium lower blood pressure,... [Read...
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Power distribution firms blame poor performance on losses

The buyers of the country’s power distribution firms have given reasons why their performance is still below average several months after taking over the companies. Early this month, the Operator of the Nigerian Electricity Market stated that the performance of the successor companies to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria was below 50 per cent.... [Read...
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Mark urges NBA to protect democracy

S enate President, David Mark, has appealed to the Nigerian Bar Association to rise up to the responsibility of protecting and defending the nation’s democracy. Mark stated this on Monday in a congratulatory message he sent to the Austine Alegeh-led executive of the body. He also expressed happiness over the smooth conduct of the election... [Read...
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INEC planning to reduce our votes – APC

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of planning to supply insufficient electoral materials to towns and villages where the ruling party is very popular. The Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, who said this in a statement, in Osogbo, on Monday,... [Read...
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Nigerian woman gets recognition in US TechWomen training

The United State Vice President’s wife, Jill Biden, has recognised a Nigerian woman, Saze Osayande, among the 78 women who gathered in Washington DC in the US, from across the world, to take part in five-week technology training. According to the BBC, the training was organised by TechWomen, an initiative of the US Department of... [Read...
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Lawmaker offers scholarships to undergraduates, postgraduates

Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Clever Ikisipo has given scholarships to about 145 students in various institutions of higher learning. The beneficiaries, drawn from his senatorial districts of Ogbia, Brass and Nembe areas of Bayelsa State, comprised 135 undergraduates and 10 postgraduate students. Each undergraduate student received N50,000 each, while the postgraduate students... [Read...
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Arepo: Wife yet to know missing cop’s fate

Two months after nine policemen went missing after a gun battle with suspected pipeline vandals in Arepo, Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State, the wife of one of the cops says she has yet to be informed by the police authorities about the fate of her husband. She added that since the breadwinner of the... [Read...
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Top trends shaping e-commerce in Nigeria

The ecommerce space is no doubt experiencing a boom. With the increasing Internet access, more affordable data costs, mobile connectivity and the attendant time wasted in gridlocks while commuting, the online shopping space in Nigeria is nowhere near saturated. By definition e-commerce refers to a situation whereby businesses and consumers buy and sell products online.... [Read...
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Ogun police arrest 22-year-old man for defiling teenager

Policemen attached to the Obalende Police Division, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, have arrested 22-year-old Qudus Giwa of the Sabo area of Ijebu Ode, for defiling a 15-year-old girl. He was arrested on Friday, July 25, but was said to have committed the offence on Monday, July, 21. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muyiwa... [Read...
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Gunmen abduct Sylva’s uncle

Some yet-to-be identified gunmen have abducted 86-year-old Benson Adigio-Eseni, an uncle of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva. The abduction of the octogenarian was said to have further heightened the challenges of insecurity in the state. It was learnt that Adigio-Eseni was abducted at about 2am on Sunday from his residence in Okpoama... [Read...
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Ajimobi preaches politics of development

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has charged politicians in the state to embrace politics of intellectualism, development and poverty alleviation, rather than politics of brigandage, character assassination and name-calling. This was contained in a statement signed by Ajimobi’s Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo, shortly after the governor observed the Eid-el-Fitri prayer at... [Read...
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NPA responsible for poor port access roads –NCMDLCA

The President, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, Mr. Lucky Amiwero, has blamed the Nigeria Ports Authority for failing to develop access roads to the ports in Lagos State. In a telephone interview with our correspondent on Monday, Amiwero said the NPA was empowered by its Act to regulate traffic within the... [Read...
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Extend love to all, Jang’s NGF tells Muslims

A faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum, under the leadership of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, has called on Nigerians and Muslims in particular to continue to celebrate the nation’s unity as the country marks Eid-el-Filtri. In a statement released in Abuja on Monday and signed by the Secretary to the Forum, Mr. Osaro... [Read...
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Oyo opposes multiple taxation

The Chairman, Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Isiaka Zakariyau, has said the state’s tax policy does not encourage multiple taxation and expressed the government’s willingness to always protect private investors’ initiatives by supporting and cooperating with them in the quest to promote economic development. While speaking at an interactive session in Ibadan between... [Read...
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FG to develop tourism sector for more investment

The Federal Government has pledged to develop the tourism sector in order to attract more investment from both local and foreign sources. The Secretary, National Planning Commission, Mr. Ntufam Ugbo, stated this during a courtesy visit to the commission by the Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo. Ugbo pledged that the NPC would... [Read...
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Task force men beat tricycle rider to coma

Some tricycle task force officials in Akwa Ibom State on Monday beat up a 32-year old tricycle rider, Mr. Sunday Okon, to coma over arguments on the sales of tickets on public holidays. The incident occurred around the Pepperoni area of Abak Road, Uyo at 12.50pm. It was learnt that Okon refused to pay for... [Read...
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Buzz… social media diary

Jonathan’s testimony over Buhari’s life President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday admitted that Nigeria would have erupted in turmoil if a former Head of State, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, had died during separate attacks on them in Kaduna on Wednesday. Comments: Ifiok Sampson: I agree with you, Mr. President.... [Read...
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Ogun LP factions close ranks, root for Jonathan

There were indications on Saturday that warring members of the Labour Party in Ogun State may have resolved to work together as they have initiated moves to resolve their infighting ahead of the 2015 general elections. The move was reinforced as a faction of the party led by Olabode Simeon distanced itself from reports that... [Read...
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Customs battle smugglers

The Nigeria Customs Service in Seme Border on Monday said in spite of the challenges posed by the aquatic and marshy terrain of the command, it had achieved higher level of suppression of smuggling and other related offences. Area Comptroller Willy Egbudin said this in a mid-year report of the command made available to the... [Read...
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APC begged Presidency to retain Lagos —Ogunlewe

In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, a former Minister of Works and Peoples Democratic Party leader, Chief Adeseye Ogunlewe, speaks on the party’s activities ahead of the 2015 general elections and other national issues. T he PDP has never won a governorship election in Lagos. Why do you think the party would win this time... [Read...
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VDT set for ISO 2000 certification

VDT Communication Limited has disclosed that it is on the verge of being awarded the International Standard Organisation 20000 certification. It said that owing to the success and immense benefits of the ISO 9000-1:2008 certification it currently enjoys, “the company is ready for the 1SO 20000-1:2011 certification.” The Manager, Marketing Communication, VDT Communication, Mr. David... [Read...
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Porto sign third Nigerian youngster

Top Portuguese club FC Porto have signed a third Nigerian player, Fidelis Irene. The 18-year-old defensive midfielder from Gee-lec Football Academy of Jos has signed a four-year contract, his agent Babawo Mohammed told AfricanFootball.com “Fidelis is a player of Porto and he has been training with the club’s U-21s for the past month or so,”... [Read...
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Kenyan bank to offer Islamic banking services

Kenya’s KCB Bank, the country’s largest lender by assets, is planning to offer Islamic banking products through its entire branch network, accelerating the expansion of sharia-compliant banking in east Africa’s biggest economy. Reuters reported that the move comes after Kenya’s Capital Market Authority proposed a separate regulatory framework for Islamic finance, part of a broader... [Read...
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APC, PDP at war in Kwara over funds

In this piece, SUCCESS NWOGU takes a look at the war of words between the ruling All Progressives Congress and opposition political parties over the use of revenue which accrued to the Kwara State over the last 10 years. The use or misuse of federal allocation estimated to be N491.906bn over the last 10 years... [Read...
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Arsenal complete Chambers deal

Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club have announced. Chambers, 19, continues the exodus of players from St Mary’s after agreeing a “long-term” contract with the Gunners. “Calum has a lot of the attributes that we look for in a young player. I’m sure he will do... [Read...
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Chelsea need Drogba –Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea “need” a player of Didier Drogba’s mental stature if they are to challenge for the Premier League title this season, ESPN reports. Following his decision to rejoin the club on a one-year deal, Drogba has linked up with Mourinho’s side on their pre-season tour in Ljubljana. Mourinho, though, claimed it was... [Read...
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Airtel unveils Internet bundles for Android devices

Airtel Nigeria has announced the introduction of Internet bundles for Android devices. The telecomm company said the new products were introduced in line with its corporate vision of becoming the number one mobile Internet service provider in Nigeria. According to Airtel, the new value offering, which is first of its kind in the country, is... [Read...
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Obama to sign bill letting owners unlock smartphones

Smartphone owners may unlock the devices to switch wireless carriers after service contracts expire under legislation that passed Congress today and is headed for President Barack Obama’s desk. According to Bloomberg, the measure reverses a 2012 ruling by the Librarian of Congress that said unlocking phones violated copyrights. Unlocking is done by entering a software... [Read...
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I’m not desperate for EPL —Emenike

Nigeria World Cup striker Emmanuel Emenike has said that he is not desperate to play in the English Premier League even after he had been linked with a move to Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur as the pre-season transfer continues. The powerful striker, who won the Turkish Super League title with Fenerbahce last season, said... [Read...
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Sturridge can be our new Suarez –Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge has what it takes to take on the mantle left by Luis Suarez, according to Brendan Rodgers, ESPN reports. Sturridge was Liverpool’s second highest goalscorer last season with 24 and his manager believes he is ready to spearhead a new look attacking line-up. “I’ve seen a difference in Daniel since he came back,”... [Read...
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SEC moves to generate interest in market activities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has said pursuant to its market development mandate under ISA 2007, its enabling law, it plans to send five journalists for intensive training on capital markets at the International Law Institute in the United States. The commission explained in a statement that the goal was to strengthen interest in reading... [Read...
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Omisore woos traditional rulers

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Osun State governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has sought the support of traditional rulers in the state, pledging that his government will respect their role in the development of the state. Omisore, who has visited the traditional rulers in virtually all the communities he has... [Read...
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PDP is inciting religious animosity, APC alleges

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of inciting Christians in the state against Governor Rauf Aregbesola with the aim of poisoning their minds against voting for him. The Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, said this in a statement he issued on... [Read...
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Mourinho hails Drogba return

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that Didier Drogba can be an asset for his side this season and says the striker’s return to the club has been seamless, Sky Sports reports. Drogba, who departed the Blues in 2012 after eight years at Stamford Bridge, has returned on a one-year deal following the expiry of his... [Read...
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Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Samsung Electronics on Monday said it was delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. According to Yahoo News, the South Korean company had planned to start selling the phone, the Samsung Z, in Russia this... [Read...
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Zoning splits PDP in Abia

The recent zoning of the governorship ticket by the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, ahead of 2015 to Abia-South senatorial district has torn the Ukwa/ Ngwa political bloc apart. Investigations by The PUNCH revealed that while Ukwa/ Ngwa people from Abia-South hailed the decision, governorship aspirants from Ukwa/ Ngwa extraction... [Read...
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PDP members in US to hold convention

Members of Peoples Democratic Party in the United States will hold the party’s convention between August1 and 5, 2014. The News Agency of Nigeria quoted a statement by the Chairman of the party in US, Dr. Harold Molokwu, that the convention was aimed at sensitising Nigerians in the Diaspora to the need for their active... [Read...
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We’ll welcome criticism, says Fayose’s deputy

The Deputy Governor-elect in Ekiti State, Dr. Olusola Eleka, has said that the incoming Ayo Fayose-led Peoples Democratic Party’s administration will be open to constructive criticisms from the opposition. Addressing journalists in his hometown in Ikere-Ekiti on Monday, Eleka said Fayose was more than prepared to lead the Ekiti people to development. Eleka, who had... [Read...
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My silver more precious than gold – Okoli

Weightlifting silver medalist at the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria’s Obioma Okoli, says she values her second-place medal more than gold. The weightlifter won gold medals at the last edition of the Commonwealth Games in India. She also won gold in Malaysia last year but she is excited at winning silver in Glasgow after... [Read...
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Ogun: Opposition living in delusion, says APC

In this interview with SAMUEL AWOYINFA, the Ogun State publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Sola Lawal, talks about the challenges and achievements of the party, among sundry issues. The All Progressives Congress has been in governance for three years now in Ogun State, what are its achievements? The achievement of the party... [Read...
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Rawbank may use Moody’s rating to sell bond

Rawbank, Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest lender, said it may use the credit rating it received last week from Moody’s Investor’s Service to sell an international bond. “The conditions seem ripe for Rawbank to consider conducting its first international bond issue, which would be a first for a corporation based in the Democratic Republic of... [Read...
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Sallah break: Airfares rise as passengers storm airports

Most airlines operating in the domestic segment of the country’s aviation industry have increased their fares to take advantage of increased patronage during the Ramadan holidays. This was mainly as a result of the last minute rush witnessed at the airports between Saturday and Monday. A visit by our correspondent to the two local airport... [Read...
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Squash star laments dearth of sponsorship

Nigeria’s number one squash player Sodiq Taiwo has lamented the dearth of sponsorship for the sport in the country. Squash has been at its lowest ebb in the country in recent years except for a few competitions organised by private players of the sport. Taiwo said although the Nigeria Squash-Racket Federation was trying its best... [Read...
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MTN collaborates with NHIS on mobile health

MTN Nigeria has partnered the National Health Insurance Scheme to bring health care services closer to its subscribers and the nation at large. The scheme, named MTN Y’ello, was launched in Lagos with Salt and Einstein as one of the partners. Under the scheme, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Michael Ikpoki, said subscribers would... [Read...
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LP faults exclusion from debate

The Labour Party governorship candidate, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, has faulted the exclusion of his running mate, Ishola Olanipekun, from a debate organised by the International Republican Institute in conjunction with the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation. Akinbade, who said he sent his running mate to attend the debate organised for all governorship candidates because he had... [Read...
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Decline in Kenyan voice traffic despite increased subscriptions

The Communications Authority of Kenya has reported a decline in local mobile voice traffic despite there being growth in mobile subscriptions for the period between January and March this year. According to the quarterly sector statistics report for the period, as reported by humanipo.com, local mobile voice traffic stood at 7.6 billion minutes, down from... [Read...
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Global equities, bonds likely to decline –Report

Global equities and bonds may retreat in the next three months, with stocks at risk of a brief selloff, as rising inflation boosts yields, according to a quarterly strategy report by Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated. Bloomberg News reported that the bank cut its rating on stocks to neutral, the equivalent of hold, for the next... [Read...
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Google trains CEOs on online strategies

Google has hosted chief executive officers of Nigerian companies in a digital training session in a bid to help them to develop their businesses beyond local competition. The training, held in collaboration with the Association of Advertising Agencies and Advertisers Association of Nigeria, was aimed at providing the CEOs with high level skills required to... [Read...
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Koeman tweet highlights Sutton woes

Ronald Koeman tweeted a picture of an empty Southampton training ground on Monday following a summer exodus from St Mary’s. Whether the Dutchman meant it in jest or not, he posted the photo on his official Twitter account showing an empty pitch and a few cones at the club’s Staplewoord base along with the words,... [Read...
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Dolphins set sight on Federation Cup title

Dolphins have shifted their focus to the Thursday’s Federation Cup semi-final game against Prime in Abuja after their 1-0 victory over Kano Pillars in a league encounter on Sunday. Dolphins have been in the Federation Cup semi-finals six times and have only lost once, in 1993 against Plateau United. That game ended 4-1. Since then,... [Read...
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Uzoenyi yet to report at Sundowns

Uzoenyi has yet to report to his new club Mamelodi Sundowns due to work permit problems. The 26-year-old signed with Sundowns in January and was scheduled to join the Brazilians for the forthcoming season. Uzoenyi was part of the Super Eagles contingent that participated at the World Cup and was given an extra week off.... [Read...
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Carmudi unveils new app for Android

Online car classified, Carmudi, has unveiled a mobile application, which will allow users to browse thousands of cars on the go. The app was introduced during a dealer´s forum held by Carmudi in Nigeria. Hosting over 30,000 vehicles online in Nigeria and 200,000 globally, Carmudi’s app will give users an excellent experience of buying cars... [Read...
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SEC drops inquiry into Facebook IPO-related flaws

Facebook said the United States Securities and Exchange Commission won’t take action against it for the controversy around its 2012 initial public offering. “The events surrounding our IPO became the subject of various state and federal government inquiries,” Facebook said in a regulatory filing on Monday. “In May 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission notified... [Read...
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China condemns US anti-dumping duties on solar imports

China’s Commerce Ministry castigated the United States on Monday for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington’s actions risked damaging the industry in both countries. The US Commerce Department on Friday placed anti-dumping duties as high as 165.05 per cent on solar panels and cells from China after a preliminary finding that... [Read...
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Commerzbank deepens job cuts in savings plan

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-biggest bank, is widening the scope of its savings program and plans to shed more than 450 jobs on top of an ongoing restructuring plan, three people familiar with the matter said. At a staff meeting last week, Commerzbank’s works council representatives announced that the bank is targeting 350 jobs cuts at its... [Read...
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Telecomms companies should invest more in infrastructure – Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, was recently bestowed with an award by the Nigeria Computer Society for leading ICT revolution in the state. He spoke toOZIOMAUBABUKOH thereafter. Excerpts: What is your impression about this award by the Nigeria Computer Society? Generally, conferment of awards and granting of dignities are ways by... [Read...
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…partners Kirusa to introduce Celebrity Connect

Airtel Nigeria, in partnership with Kirusa, a leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps for emerging markets, has introduced Celebrity Connect, a mobile service that connects Nigerians with their favourite celebrities and personalities. The service, according to Airtel, enables fans to reach out and connect with their favourite celebs. It noted that celebrities... [Read...
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Rwanda’s CMU graduates its first class

Twenty-two students have graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda with master’s degrees in Information Technology, the first class in Africa to do so. In Africa, CMU offers two graduate degree programmes: its founding programme, the M.S. in Information Technology, and the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, which launches in August. According to... [Read...
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Eubank is not in my class – Saunders

Billy Saunders says he is “ready to fight at world level” – but will put those ambitions on hold to take on rival Chris Eubank Jr, ESPN reports. The British title holder looked impressive in his return to the ring after a 10-month injury lay-off, winning the vacant European middleweight title with an eighth-round stoppage... [Read...
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Okorodudu backs Ajagba for gold

Olympian Jerry Okorodudu has assessed the Nigerian boxers who advanced to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games, saying Nigerian boxing was on its way back to reckoning. Okorodudu after watching the boxers,who have fought seven times and won five, said that they have shown signs that Nigerian boxing was on the rise again after a... [Read...
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We’ll wrestle for more medals –Ohaike

Team Nigeria ’s chances of adding more medals to their kitty get brighter today with the start of events in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow , Scotland . The venue for wrestling is at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Technical Director of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Damian Ohaike, has predicted more medals... [Read...
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Rangers’ form excites Obuh

Enugu Rangers coach John Obuh believes his side’s 2-0 win over El Kanemi Warriors on Sunday could signal a change in the club’s fortunes, Kickoff reports. Second-half goals from Emeka Eze and Osaguona Ighodaro ensured the Flying Antelopes nicked the three points at the expense of the visitors from Maiduguri. Rangers recently cleared their debts... [Read...
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IWAS Games: Paralympians vow to shine for Nigeria

Nigeria Paralympic team featuring in the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Junior Games have promised to win medals at the event, which holds from August 1 to 8 at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in the United Kingdom . One of the wheelchair athletes, David Ombugudu, said the Games would present a perfect stage for them... [Read...
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McGinley withdraws from USPGA

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury, Skysports reports. The 47-year-old missed the French Open at the beginning of July after a bout of bursitis affected the mobility in his left shoulder and the condition has now ruled him out of next week’s major tournament... [Read...
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Pellegrini backs Jovetic

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tipped Stevan Jovetic for big things this season, if the forward can stay fit, Soccerway reports. Jovetic struggled to stay fit throughout the 2013-14 Premier League season, making just 13 league appearances – only two starts among them – for three goals. The Montenegrin forward fired a brace in City’s... [Read...
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Europe shares fall as investors weigh unrest

European stocks fell for a second day as investors weighed unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East, and watched companies’ financial results. Bloomberg News reported on Monday that Wincor Nixdorf AG slid the most since May after the maker of automated teller machines posted third-quarter revenue that fell short of analysts’ estimates. Aberdeen Asset Management... [Read...
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AEL Limassol move thrills Tagbajumi

Striker Marco Tagbajumi has joined top Cypriot club AEL Limassol from Ermis Aradippou for an undisclosed fee. The prospect of Champions League football lured the powerful striker to Limassol amidst interests from clubs in Portugal, Greece, Spain, Germany and Asia. The 25-year-old striker was in superb form last season, scoring 18 goals in 32 league... [Read...
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Besic joins Everton

Everton have signed Muhamed Besic on a five-year deal from Hungarian side Ferencvaros for a fee understood to be in the region of £4m, Teamtalk reports. The 21-year-old, who represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup, has been with the Premier League club on their pre-season tour of Thailand and trained with the squad... [Read...
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