Amosun rubbishing my legacy, says Daniel

A former governor of Ogun State, Mr. Gbenga Daniel, has berated Governor Ibikunle Amosun for rubbishing all the “good works” he did during his tenure between 2003 and 2011. Daniel, who is being prosecuted for financial impropriety by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, told journalists at his Mende home in Lagos on Tuesday that... [Read...
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$1bn: B’Haram war requires new thinking, says APC

The All Progressives Congress has said new imaginative thinking and not money is what is required to effectively tackle the Boko Haram menace. The party said this on Tuesday, while reacting to the Federal Government’s request for the approval of the National Assembly, for it to collect a $1bn loan. According to the party, the... [Read...
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NYSC mobilised 2.7 million in 41 years–DG

The National Youth Service Corps has mobilised about 2.7 million members since its inception 41 years ago, its Director-General, Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi, said on Tuesday. He also stated that about 79 persons involved in the illegal NYSC orientation camp in Keffi, Nasarawa State had been sent to prison. According to him, the NYSC is... [Read...
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Don’t politicise security issues, Oshiomhole urges politicians

Governor, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has asked politicians to shun the urge to play politics with security matters in the interest of the nation. He said it would also do well to discourage social vices in the country. Governor Oshiomhole, who disclosed this at a “Security Management Workshop” organised by the Department of State... [Read...
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BBOG marks 100 days of Chibok girls abduction

The BringBackOurGirls group plans to hold a series of events across the world on Wednesday (today) to mark the 100 days since about 219 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram Islamic sect. The group in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the events were meant to amplify its demand that the... [Read...
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Ogun police arrest man for killing wife

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 47-year-old man, Gbenga Ogunfolabo, for allegedly stabbing his wife, Bosede, to death. PUNCH Metro learnt that Gbenga was nabbed on Monday by detectives attached to the Ishara Police Division in the Remo North Local Government Area of the state, for stabbing Bosede with a broken bottle during... [Read...
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Lawyer asks court to sack NDLEA boss

An Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Emmanuel Maji, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Ahmadu Giade, on the grounds of overstaying in office. The plaintiff argued that Giade’s continued stay in office for about nine years violated the usual... [Read...
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Pregnant women arrested for returning to baby factory

The Abia State Police Command has arrested seven pregnant young women for returning to a suspected baby factory,where they had earlier been rescued. It was gathered that the women were rescued by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abia State Command. Parading the women and other suspects on Tuesday, the state... [Read...
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Drivers decry high cost of Edo cab scheme

Beneficiaries of the Comrade Cabs Scheme, an initiative of the Edo State Government to cushion the effect of the ban on commericial motorcycle operation in Benin, on Tuesday decried the high payment levied on them by the leasing company. The spokesman of the taxi drivers, who were formerly commercial motorcyclists (okada riders), Peter Adoroh, told... [Read...
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Johnson, Omolayole excited as e-library berths in Ikorodu

Elder statesman and a former military Governor of Lagos State, Brig. General Mobolaji Johnson (retd.), has stressed the importance of a functional library in educational development. Alongside other prominent Nigerians that included a former Managing Director of Unilever, Dr. Michael Omolayole, Johnson noted this on Friday when the City Profs Education Foundation laid the foundation... [Read...
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Aluwe, RMD in Glo’s campaign train

Globacom has widened the scope of veteran artistes it is working with on its various campaigns. Apart from the likes of juju music icon King Sunny Ade and afro singer Lagbaja, who have been on the company’s evergreen and ambassadorial campaign, it has also courted seasoned actor and Commissioner for Arts and Culture, Delta State,... [Read...
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Adieu, Nadine Gordimer

(The famous author of July’s People, departs in the month of July) There is a story my friend Syl Cheney-Coker, the renowned Sierra Leonean writer, likes to tell and tell again about his first meeting with Nadine Gordimer. It happened slightly over 20 years ago in Harare, Zimbabwe, at a UNESCO-sponsored conference designed to facilitate... [Read...
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APC condemns Ezekwesili’s harassment

THE Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has condemned the harassment of the former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, by the operatives of the Department of State Security at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The state Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, said in a statement on Tuesday by his... [Read...
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Plateau workers protest non-payment of wages

Aggrieved workers of Jos North Local Government Council in Plateau State have staged a protest over the non-payment of their two months outstanding salaries and other entitlements. The workers in the early hours of Tuesday blocked the council secretariat preventing people from going in to transact business. The protesting workers had earlier blocked the entrance... [Read...
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Film for peace: US, Amata to train Niger Delta youths

United States Consul General, Jeff Hawkins, has said that it is working on a project to promote a non-violence character among youths in the Niger Delta region. He said this during a press conference in Lagos, to comment a television programme with series of episodes. “The United States is working with those in the Niger... [Read...
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FCT budget: Residents urges development for satellite towns

Some residents of Abuja on Tuesday, lauded the Senate for approving the N271.bn 2014 budget proposal submitted to it by the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory. But they urged the Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, to pay serious attention to the plight of those living in satellite towns this year. The breakdown of the FCT... [Read...
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Oshiomhole appoints permanent secretaries

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has appointed 20 new permanent secretaries in the Edo State Civil Service. According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Peter Okhiria, the new permanent secretaries include F. A. Bello, I. O. Okuo, B. E. Oiboh, M. E. Okojie, V. Enebi and Faluyi... [Read...
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Aregbesola using rented crowds for rallies – PDP

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said Governor Rauf Aregbesola has been renting crowds from all parts of the state an d other states under the control of the All Progressives Congress to attend his rallies. The Publicity Secretary of Osun PDP, Mr. Bola Ajao, told our correspondent that mammoth crowds... [Read...
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Barber leads gang members to rob hairdresser

Abarber, Mr. John James, has been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly robbing a hairdressing salon at Apple Junction, FESTAC Town, Lagos. PUNCH Metro learnt that James, who dispossessed his victims of N15,000 and three handsets, was also a member of the Eiye Confraternity. Our correspondent gathered... [Read...
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Wilkins backs Rooney for England captaincy

Ray Wilkins has described Wayne Rooney as “the standout candidate” to replace Steven Gerrard as England captain. The Manchester United striker, who is the second-most capped player in the current set-up behind Frank Lampard, is the favourite to inherit the armband after Gerrard announced his international retirement this week Former England midfielder Wilkins would put... [Read...
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One dies as customs, car dealers clash in Kwara

One person was confirmed dead while another person sustained injuries following a pandemonium that erupted at the Saw Mill area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Tuesday as officials of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with some car dealers. Though witnesses said two people were feared dead following the incident, the Police Public Relations... [Read...
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FG okays N25bn for projects in 250 councils

The Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals, Dr. Precious Gbeneol, says the Federal Government has approved N25bn for the implementation of developmental projects in 250 Local Government Areas across the country. Gbeneol said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja. She said that the N25bn... [Read...
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Real Madrid sign Rodriguez

Real Madrid have signed Colombian star James Rodriguez from Monaco in a £63million deal. The 23-year-old successfully passed a medical in Madrid on Tuesday before agreeing a six-year deal and was scheduled to be unveiled in the Spanish capital on Tuesday, Sky Sports reports. Rodriguez will join up with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim... [Read...
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Osun: Contenders stake their claims to Abere

In this write-up, Femi Makindeexamines the countdown to Osun governorship election by leading candidates The governorship election in Osun State appears to be a three-horse race and except a miracle happens, the winner of the August 9 poll is not likely to come from outside of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party and... [Read...
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External reserves rise by $1.4bn

The nation’s foreign exchange reserves climbed to $38.49bn, a 3.8 per cent increase on its value month ago, when they stood at $37.09bn, owing to a more stable naira, data from Central Bank of Nigeria showed on Tuesday. The naira has remained stable against the dollar for the past two weeks — around N161.5-N162.25, supported... [Read...
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Berger Paints’ boss targets improved operations

The new Chairman of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc, Dr. Oladimeji Alo, has pledged to help the company improve its operations and regain its leadership position in its industry. The company, which announced the emergence of Alo as the company’s chairman in a statement on Tuesday, said the development followed the retirement of Mr. Clement Olowokande... [Read...
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Rising unemployment, income inequality worry CBN

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday expressed concern over the high level of unemployment, income inequality and poverty in the country. The Governor, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, stated this while addressing journalists shortly after the two-day meeting of the committee. Emefiele, who presided over the meeting for the first... [Read...
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Soldiers’ deployment for election unconstitutional –APC

The All Progressives Congress has said the deployment of soldiers for election duties is unconstitutional. The party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Tuesday. He said although the party and its supporters were not afraid of soldiers, things should... [Read...
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Are you planning to quit your job? (2)

The author of ‘Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence’, USIERE UKO, writes about planning to quit a job Deciding on what to do next is the major challenge when it comes to quitting your job. Having been working for money all your life, you will naturally do what you do best – scan your... [Read...
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Innovators, watch out for these invention killers

Inventors are problem solvers. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be inventing. But ask anyone who has gone through the process of turning an idea – even a great one – into a marketable commodity, the list of problems is just beginning. That’s not to be discouraging. It’s just to point out that the world is... [Read...
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Unemployed people should think about solutions

There is a saying that “if the going gets tough, only the though gets going” that aptly applies to the present economic situation in the country where former breadwinners have suddenly turned jobseekers. Mankind must first of all eat, drink, and have shelter and clothing before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion and other... [Read...
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FG restates commitment to boosting domestic trade

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to facilitating the growth and development of domestic trade across the country. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, gave the assurance during a town hall meeting with traders in the South West geo-political area, in Lagos on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by traders... [Read...
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Ekpai joins Pillars

Ubong Ekpai has told AfricanFootball.com he will feature for Kano Pillars when the second round of the Nigeria league kicks off on Sunday despite resistance from Akwa United. Ekpai, who is already in Pillars camp after he agreed personal terms with the champions, told AfricanFootball.com that the transfer is yet to be formalised because Akwa... [Read...
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Nigerian athletes campaign in Glasgow empty-handed

The 2014 Commonwealth Games tagged Glasgow 2014 begins today (Wednesday) in Scotland with Nigerian athletes yet to receive their camping allowance. The sorry situation of the athletes summaries the poor preparation of the country in the sporting event seen as only next to the Olympics going by the number of countries and athletes that feature... [Read...
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Experts examine full-time job combination with personal businesses

The act of juggling full-time job with a business venture by the side has gained the support of some business owners, while others are against it, IFE ADEDAPO writes It is a common practice for people aspiring to be employers of labour in the future to start their small businesses alongside their corporate jobs. It... [Read...
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CFAO Motors, Mitsubishi Fuso consider Nigeria assembly plant

CFAO Motors says it is currently conducting a feasibility study on a proposal to set up a Mitsubishi Fuso assembly plant in Nigeria. This, it said, was inspired by its new partnership with the Japanese auto manufacturer, Mitsubishi, as its sole distributor of the Fuso brand of commercial vehicles in Nigeria. The Managing Director, CFAO... [Read...
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Graduates applying for jobs must have integrity — Nwobi

The Managing Consultant, HR & Allied Services, Mrs. Obiageli Nwobi, speaks on the skills lacking in Nigerian graduates and the challenges this pose in the recruitment process Looking at the society today, which one pays off for a fresh graduate, getting a good job or embracing entrepreneurship? It depends because if people are able to... [Read...
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Durosinmi-Etti hands over to Oguntayo at Skye Bank

The former Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, has formally handed over to his successor, Mr. Timothy Oguntayo, at a ceremony in Lagos. Durosinmi-Etti said the event demonstrated the existence of sound corporate governance in the bank, which makes succession seamless and rancour-free. He said having served as CEO... [Read...
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Discos fault NERC’s condition for fixed charge collection

Owners of the privatised electricity distribution companies have faulted the condition recently introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission that they must not collect fixed charges from customers who did not get power supply for 15 days in a month. NERC had in April announced that beginning from May 1, 2014, consumers who did not... [Read...
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Babatunde an asset to Eagles – Erico

Ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, a former Nigerian international Joe Erico believes that Babatunde Michael could be pivotal in the team based on his performance at the World Cup. The Super Eagles begin the journey to their 2013 AFCON title defence in September but the players are currently on break from the... [Read...
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Underemployment is the trouble with Nigeria – World Bank

Nigeria’s employment challenge is more of underemployment rather than unemployment, the World Bank has said. This is one of the submissions of the World Bank contained in its report entitled: ‘Nigeria Economic Report’, which was released in Abuja on Tuesday. Presenting the report, the Lead Economist and Acting Country Manager, World Bank, Mr. John Litwack,... [Read...
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Overland commences flights to Dutse

Overland Airways has announced the commencement of scheduled flight operations from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to the new Dutse International Airport, Jigawa State capital. In a statement on Tuesday, the airline said it had commenced three weekly return flights that would run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to Dutse from Abuja. It added that... [Read...
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Marketers, FG disagree on N190.56bn fuel subsidy arrears

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Federal Government are on the warpath following moves by the government to discontinue payment of interests and foreign exchange differentials on subsidy claims to the marketers. The interests and foreign exchange differentials accumulate on unpaid principal loans obtained by the marketers from banks to import refined... [Read...
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Bolt ready for Glasgow challenge

Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from minor foot surgery and a hamstring injury, Reuters reports. The Jamaican, who missed nine weeks of training after surgery on his left foot in March, told Reuters he is... [Read...
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Emerging stocks reach 18-month high

Emerging-market stocks rose to an 18-month high as Chinese shares climbed on bets the government will do more to boost growth. Russian equities rebounded and Saudi Arabia gained on plans to open the market to foreign investors. Bloomberg News reported that China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation rose the most since March in Hong Kong. Saudi... [Read...
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Body encourages entrepreneurs to be innovative

In order to build successful and sustainable businesses, entrepreneurs have been advised to explore innovations in their lines of business. The advice was given by the Vice President, Masterpiece Resource Development Centre, a faith-based organisation, Mr. Rotimi Oyekunle, who also called on businesses to initiate a change in their operations. He flayed the economic situation... [Read...
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Business school advocates women empowerment

The China Europe International Business School, a joint venture non-profit organisation, has said there is a need to empower African women to key into opportunities offered by global economic growth. In a statement on Tuesday, the school, which was established under an agreement between the Chinese government and the European Commission, disclosed its plans to... [Read...
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Etihad Airways appoints general manager for Nigeria

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mrs. Wuraola Oduntan as its new general manager for Nigeria. A statement by the company on Tuesday explained that the appointment took effect from July 1, 2014. It explained that Oduntan, who is based in Lagos, would have overall responsibility for Etihad Airways’... [Read...
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SAA emerges best African airline

South African Airways has been named the best airline in Africa for the 12th consecutive year. A statement from the airline on Tuesday,said that it was presented with the award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards in London last week. It explained that feedback from the SAA’s customers ensured that the airline was also awarded... [Read...
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Nigerian Breweries declares N23.8bn profit after tax

Nigerian Breweries has reported a profit after tax of N23.872bn for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014. The amount represents a 15.5 per cent increase on the N20.663bn it posted for the corresponding period of 2013. The company’s unaudited financial statements for the period, which it filed with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday,... [Read...
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Things job applicants must stop doing

Most job applicants make a few mistakes when looking for work, like forgetting to include something on a resume that might have been helpful in a job application. But some mistakes are significant enough to ensure they don’t get considered for a job, or are knocked out of contention even if they are qualified. Take... [Read...
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NIM advises women on contributions to national development

The President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Dr. Nelson Uwaga, has said women should be given opportunity to contribute to national development. At the opening ceremony of the Women-in-Management and Leadership Summit in Lagos, Uwaga said it was mundane and out of fashion to confine women into the kitchen or the... [Read...
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Glasgow 2014: Opening ceremony to attract 1.5bn viewers

The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, which is due to begin at Celtic Park at 8pm on Wednesday, will potentially have a global audience of 1.5 billion, according to Glasgow 2014 organisers, The Telegraph reports. Home-grown heroes and heroines have been lined up to entertain in the two-hour extravaganza, which will take place in the 40,000-seater... [Read...
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Kuso moves to Iwate Big Bulls

The Iwate Big Bulls (Japan-BJ league) have landed Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206 cm, Tallahassee CC’08) for the 2014-15 season. Kuso was a former member of the Nigerian National Team in 2007 and featured in the country’s amateur Premier Basketball League before moving abroad. He has played for a few teams from Japan’s BJ league... [Read...
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CMD chairman proposes review of recruitment process

The Chairman, Governing Council of the Centre for Management Development, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, has proposed a review of the recruitment pattern to get the best business managers. He said Nigeria was blessed with enough human and material resources that could manage its affairs and transform the economy. A statement on Tuesday stated that the chairman... [Read...
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Jagun becomes RICS fellow

The Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos Branch, Mr. Stephen Jagun, has been elevated as a Fellow by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of the United Kingdom. The fellowship is the highest cadre a professional can attain in the institution, which is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards... [Read...
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Aviation workers insist on national carrier

The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to put things in place to ensure a functional national carrier. The ATSSSAN’s President, Mr. Benjamin Okewu, who said this in a statement made available to our correspondent on Tuesday, stressed the need for the establishment of a new national... [Read...
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NSE index declines by 0.28%

Equities edged lower on Tuesday with the major market indicators declining for the fourth straight session. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index fell by 0.28 per cent to close at 42,664.98 basis points, as against the 0.25 per cent decline it recorded on Monday to close at 42,784.30 basis points. Also, the market capitalisation... [Read...
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Ettah emerges new NECA president

The National Employers Consultative Association has announced the election of Mr. Larry Ettah as its new president. Until his election, Ettah was the first vice president of the association, which is the umbrella organisation of employers in the Organised Private Sector in Nigeria. A statement obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday said Ettah, who is... [Read...
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Chambers withdraws from relay

Dwain Chambers withdrew from England ’s sprint relay squad for the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday to concentrate on next month’s European Championships in Zurich , Reuters reports. The 36-year-old Chambers, who has not competed at a Commonwealth Games since 2002, was part of the men’s 4x100m relay squad but he will now focus on the... [Read...
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Dunga named Brazil coach

Brazil is bringing back Dunga to coach the national team, four years after he was fired from the job. Tuesday’s hiring comes two weeks after Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals, AP reports. The 50-year-old Dunga is replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last... [Read...
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Heartland bank on new players

Heartland are confident the addition of eight new players to their fold will boost their chance of winning a domestic title this term and also qualify for a continental competition. The General Manager of the Owerri club, Okechukwu Ibe, said the coming of the players at midseason was what the Naze Millionaires needed to compete... [Read...
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Cavendish eyes Worlds return

Mark Cavendish hopes to be back racing in four weeks’ time and is targeting September’s World Championships to make his comeback. The 29-year-old sustained a shoulder injury after crashing on the opening stage of the Tour de France a fortnight ago, forcing him to pull out of the event and also miss the Commonwealth Games... [Read...
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2015: Jonathan’ll lose in northern states, says Kwankwaso

The Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said President Goodluck Jonathan cannot win any of the 19 northern states in a free and fair contest come 2015. Kwankwaso said this in six posts on his twitter handle @Rkwankwaso which was viewed by our correspondent, in Abuja, on Monday. The governor said he arrived at... [Read...
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Jonathan meets Chibok girls’ parents today

Barring any last minute change in plan, President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday (today) meet the parents of the girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14. Those expected at the meeting scheduled for the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja are some of the girls who escaped from their... [Read...
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Ex-petroleum minister, Rilwanu Lukman, dies at 75

A former Minister of Petroleum, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, is dead. He died in Austria on Monday at the age of 75. Senior officials of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation confirmed Lukman’s death to one of our correspondents in Abuja. An official of the ministry, who pleaded not to... [Read...
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Stop registration, ‘deportation’ of Nigerians, FG warns states

The Federal Government on Monday ordered state governments, who have been registering and deporting some Nigerians from their states because of terrorism, to desist forthwith. The government also directed security agents not to be involved in such unlawful activities or risk severe punishment. This was one of the decisions taken at the National Security Council... [Read...
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We won’t concede any state to B’Haram –DHQ

Security agencies in the country have vowed that they will not concede any state of the federation to the Boko Haram Islamic sect or any other terrorist organisation. The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the pledge at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. The occasion was organised by the National... [Read...
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NIS parades policemen for job scam

The Nigerian Immigration Service has paraded three suspects, including two policemen, for allegedly defrauding members of the public through an employment scam. The two policemen, Bitrus Gata and Asartia Johnson, both of Gombe State Police Command and one Oluwatayo Komolafe, were said to have issued out fake letters of employment to their victims after collecting... [Read...
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Customs seize N936m goods

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, comprising Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states, has announced the seizure of 1,608 goods worth N936m in the last six months. A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the unit, Mr. Ejesieme Uche, on behalf of the Controller, Mr. Nuhu Mahmoud, said the... [Read...
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Labour leaders seek Nebo’s resignation over 10,000MW claim

Labour leaders and electricity consumers in the country have called for the resignation of the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, if his claim that power generation will hit 10,000 megawatts by December this year is not realised. The minister had told a delegation from India on Monday that the Federal Government would next month... [Read...
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Don’t run in 2015, APC tells Jonathan

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to drop his ambition to return to Aso Rock in 2015 for the sake of Nigeria’s democracy. The Publicity Secretary of the state chapter of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, said this during an interview with journalists, on Monday. Igbokwe said it... [Read...
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One dies, others injured in Lagos cultists’clash

There was pandemonium on Monday afternoon in the Ilaje Ebute area of Bariga, Lagos, when suspected cultists clashed, leading to the death of one, while several others were injured. The confusion, which lasted for hours, saw many residents of the area scampering for safety. There were different accounts of what led to the clash as... [Read...
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N’Delta bishops hold prayers for Chibok girls

Bishops from the Niger Delta region, under the aegis of the Association of Niger Delta Bishops Incorporated, on Monday said they would commence a three-day prayer session for the over 200 girls who were kidnapped by members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14. The... [Read...
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Anichebe backs Ideye to succeed at West Brom

Victor Anichebe is backing his compatriot   Brown Ideye to succeed at Premier League club West Brom, according to Birmingham Mail. However, Anichebe, who played alongside Ideye in the attack for   Nigeria in the past,   has urged West Brom fans to be patient with their new striker, who sealed his move from Dynamo Kiev to The... [Read...
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Lekan Are advises public workers on selfless service

The pioneer General Manager of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority, Dr. Lekan Are, has advocated selfless service as a condition for attaining the expected reforms in the nation’s public service. He said this during a courtesy visit to the new Managing Director of the authority, Mr. Akin Soyemi.It was also a meeting with the... [Read...
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Oyibo, Atedo, others mourn ex-Petroleum minister, Lukman

Nigerians from different walks of life, especially in the petroleum industry, have expressed shock over the demise of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman. Lukman passed away at the age of 75 in the early hours of Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence in Vienna, Austria after a brief illness. A... [Read...
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Fashola investigates soldiers’ role in BRT vandalism

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has set up a tribunal of inquiry to investigate an accident which occurred on the Ikorodu Road, leading to the death of a soldier and the vandalism of BRT vehicles. Fashola said the tribunal’s duty was to unravel the cause of the crisis and the role the military... [Read...
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We didn’t say APC has Islamic agenda –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has denied linking the All Progressives Congress to any Islamic agenda. The ruling party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in Abuja on Monday, was replying to a statement credited to a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in which he asked the ruling party... [Read...
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British consumer confidence dips

One measure of consumer confidence in Britain fell for the first time this year in June, the latest sign of a cooling in sentiment about the country’s economic recovery, Reuters reported. The overall index of consumer confidence compiled by Lloyds Bank eased one percentage point to 145, data showed on Monday, with spending on gas... [Read...
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Obama, Poroshenko lash out at Russia, Ukranian rebels

Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko and US President, Barack Obama lashed out on Monday at Russia over conditions at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, saying Russian-backed rebels still are impeding efforts to find out exactly what happened, CNN reports. Poroshenko, speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, pleaded for international solidarity against the pro-Russian rebels... [Read...
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NYCN intervenes in Bayelsa crisis

The National Youth Council of Nigeria has intervened in the crisis rocking its Bayelsa State chapter. The state chapter has been enmeshed in a disagreement with the state government culminating in the dissolution of Mr. Bright Igrubia-led committee. The state’s Commissioner for Youths Development, Akpoebidei Alamieyeseigha, was said to have dissolved the executive members of... [Read...
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Telstra to switch on LTE-A services

Australia’s Telstra has announced that it will switch on LTE A services using its 700Mhz spectrum in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith within the next few weeks. According to Cellular_news.com, Telstra said that it would conduct commercial trials using 20MHz of the 700MHz spectrum band at six locations around Australia ahead of... [Read...
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Police arrest aluminium thieves

The police in Delta State have arrested seven people who stole aluminium sheets valued at about N50m in Onitsha, Anambra State and took them to Asaba, Delta State. The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, said the sheets belonged to G.U.O. Group of Companies. She said, “The police received report from G.U.O... [Read...
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Australia’s embrace of high-rise living has short-term cost

Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion toward high-rise living should lengthen its life span even if it tempers its immediate benefits, Reuters reported. In the past, the focus was all on detached houses which gave a concentrated burst to... [Read...
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PDP faults Fayemi over concession speech

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has criticised Governor Kayode Fayemi for reportedly denying to have conceded victory to its candidate in the June 21 governorship election, Mr. Ayo Fayose. In a statement made available to jorunalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state PDP’s Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, said Fayemi’s “sudden reversal of his concession” showed... [Read...
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We won’t stop ‘stomach infrastructure’ after election –PDP

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will not stop the distribution of rice and other household commodities to residents of the state even after the August 9 governorship election. The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Osun State, Mr. Bola Ajao said this in a telephone interview with... [Read...
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Fox-Time Warner deal helps Murdoch in China

Rupert Murdoch’s plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack, Reuters reported. Time Warner’s board rejected Murdoch’s $80bn offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase. A deal would create a giant... [Read...
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Truck crushes four to death, injures six

No fewer than four persons were said to have lost their lives on Monday after the driver of a truck loaded with bags of sachet water crashed into a market along LASU-Isheri Road, Odo Eran, Lagos State. About six others, including two children, were reportedly injured in the incident that was said to have occurred... [Read...
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NABE survey points to rising US wage pressures

The share of United States companies raising wages more than doubled in the three months to July from a year ago, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting a faster pace of wage growth. According to Reuters, the National Association for Business Economics’ latest business conditions survey found that 43 per cent of the 79 economists... [Read...
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Evra join Juventus

Patrice Evra on Monday ended his eight-and-a-half year stay at Manchester United by joining Juventus, ESPN reports. The 33-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Italian champions for a fee of around £950,000 after asking to leave Old Trafford for personal reasons. Although United took up a one-year contract extension in May, they agreed... [Read...
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Agbaje to battle Obanikoro, Dosunmu for governorship ticket

The Democratic Peoples Alliance governorship candidate in the 2007 election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Monday, formally joined the race for the Peoples Democratic Party governorship ticket. Agbaje’s declaration set him against the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro; and the PDP candidate in the 2011 election, Mr. Ade Dosunmu, who... [Read...
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Trading firms raise concerns about Barclays’ dark pool

Trading firms and employees raised concerns about high-speed traders at Barclays Plc’s “dark pool” months before the United States accused the bank of favoring its high-frequency trading clients, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the firms. New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, filed a lawsuit last month, accusing the Barclays dark pool... [Read...
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Glo features 34 celebs in new campaign

Telecomms service provider, Globacom Limited, has said it is ready to launch its new campaign in which 34 Nigerian celebrities are featured. The new campaign, which is coming with the theme “Go Ahead’ is to depict the essence of the Glo network as well as communicate its dynamism in voice, data and fixed lines. This... [Read...
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Rodriguez wins Best Goal award

Colombia’s James Rodriguez’ wonder strike against Uruguay in the round of 16 of the World Cup Brazil 2014 has been voted Goal of the Tournament, announced FIFA.com on Monday. The 23-year-old made the best out of an Abel Aguilar’s header by beautifully chesting the ball under control with his back to the goal, before unleashing... [Read...
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Federer, Woods most valuable athletes

Roger Federer and golfer Tiger Woods are the most financially valuable athletes on earth. Forbes Magazine reports that in 2013, Federer and Woods each earned $46 million with their names. It costs tournament organisers more than $1 million just to get a starting guarantee from Federer’s management. Meanwhile, Forbes reports that his 10-year contract with... [Read...
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Ogun community groans over lack of access road

The residents of Orimerunmu community, Papa Olorunda, in the Ibafo area of Ogun State, have lamented the lack of a single access road to link their community to the main road. They said they had been abandoned for more than 20 years to face daily hardship that had made life difficult for the over 500,000... [Read...
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Police deny arresting Osun LG boss with 27 guns

Osun State Police Command has denied the arrest of a local government chairman in the state for gun running. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Maishanu, said this in a statement he made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday. The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Alhaji... [Read...
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Zone governorship ticket to Ibadan –Group

Some Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirants of Ibadan extraction met on Sunday in Ibadan where it was unanimously agreed that the party must present an indigene of Ibadan as its candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Oyo State. At the meeting were Wole Oyelese, Hazeem Gbolarumi, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, Prof. Soji Adejumo, Senator Teslim... [Read...
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Omisore prayer squad in Onitsha pleads for peace

A group called Senator Iyiola Omisore Prayer Squad based in onitsha, Anambra State has appealed to the police and army to ensure that peace reigned in Osun State during and after the governorship election in that State. In statement made available to the press on Monday, the prayer group, which said it was praying for... [Read...
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Gerrard retires from England duty

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international duty, the Football Association said on Monday, Reuters reports. The Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley in 2000. “I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a... [Read...
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Glasgow: Gold will be tough for Nigeria – Olukoju

A former Nigeria discus thrower Adewale Olukoju has said it will be difficult for Nigeria to win gold medals in athletics event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Nigeria will be competing in six events when the games begin in Scotland on Wednesday. The country had placed ninth at the last Commonwealths in Delhi, India,... [Read...
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No PVC, no voting in 2015, REC reiterates

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State, Mr. Mike Igini, says no electorate will be allowed to vote in the 2015 general elections without presenting the Permanent Voters Card. Igini stated this while taking delivery of the Permanent Voters Card as well as materials for the Continuous Voters Registration exercise. He said the Independent... [Read...
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Security deployment: Aregbesola vows to employ Agbekoya tactics

Governor Rauf Aregbesola and former Goveror Isiaka Adeleke, have threatened to deal with any security agent deploy to intimidate them or other leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the state. The duo spoke in Ejigbo on Monday at the mega rally of the party which also had Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, in... [Read...
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Telecoms Games: Airtel, Etisalat in winning starts

Amidst cheers from their supporters, family and friends, Airtel Nigeria stormed to a surprise winning start against former champions, MTN Nigeria on Match Day 1 of the Nigeria Telecommunication Games which kicked off on Saturday at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium in Lagos. Adelaja Alaba netted the only goal of the game which... [Read...
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Civil defence arrests five for stealing fuel

Operatives of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested five suspects for illegally dealing in petroleum products at Kara, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state. During the arrest, the command was said to have recovered 8,756 litres of petrol allegedly siphoned from the pipelines of... [Read...
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Diarrhoea hits Games Village in Glasgow

An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting has hit the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow a week before the action begins, the Guardian reports. The organisers Glasgow 2014 admitted it is aware of a “small number” of cases among the workforce at the site in the Dalmarnock district and was investigating. Any residents... [Read...
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Wrestlers ill-prepared for Commonwealth Games – Igali

Nigeria Wrestling Federation president Daniel Igali has warned that his athletes may not be at their best at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland due to inadequate preparation for the events. The wrestlers arrived in Glasgow on Monday after a week’s camping in Romania, but they are due on the mat from July 29 to... [Read...
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Etisalat unveils video ringtone

Etisalat Nigeria has introduced a video ringtone service called ‘Vringo’. According to the telecommunications company, the new product allows customers to customise their caller tune by replacing it with a video clip of their choice such as music, movie, comedy and football or any other sport. The Head, Digital Media, Etisalat Nigeria, Adia Sowho, said... [Read...
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Gbajabiamila proffers alternatives to $1bn loan

The Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has advised the Federal Government to explore trade by barter option instead of seeking $1bn loan. A statement by Gbajabiamila’s media aide, Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart, on Monday, expressed dismay at President Goodluck Jonathan’s attempt to secure $1bn loan. Gbajabiamila also said, “The request for $1 billion loan... [Read...
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Seven people you need in your team

To succeed in practically all fields of human endeavour, you need primarily a dream and a team. Your dream is your vision or picture of the future. This is your internal reality and no one can achieve true success without this ingredient. In addition to this, you need a good team. No one succeeds alone.... [Read...
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Ex-Libyan rebel commander appeals ruling

A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi’s henchmen after British and US spies handed him over to Libya appealed on Monday against a ruling blocking legal action against the British government, Reuters report. Abdel Hakim Belhadj, a rebel leader who helped topple Gaddafi in 2011 and is... [Read...
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No more headgear for male boxers

Male boxers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will fight without headgear under a pro-style 10-point scoring system, as part of rule changes made by the sport’s governing body last year, the Games Information network reported on Monday. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) removed the use of protective headgear, adopted before the Los Angeles 1984... [Read...
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Growing need to reduce cost of governace

In this write-up ENIOLA AKINKUOTU examines the recent debate in the National Conference for the reduction of the number of federal ministers One of the promises of President Goodluck Jonathan when running for the Presidency in 2011 was to drastically reduce the nation’s cost of governance which is considered to be one of the highest... [Read...
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12 LGAs vote for creation of LCDAs in Ekiti

At least 12 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State voted for the creation of Local Council Development Areas in the referendum conducted in the state on Saturday, the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission has said. According to the results submitted on Monday to the House of Assembly by the Chairman of the commission, Mrs. Bosede... [Read...
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Olarinoye for CWF election

A former head of International Competitions and Executive Secretary Pro-league Department of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Steve Olarinoye, has been nominated by Nigeria Weightlifting Federation to contest election of the executive board of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation. Olarinoye, who served as the secretary general of NWF between 2005 and 2009, was the first and only... [Read...
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Gyan finally joins Al Ain for pre-season

Al Ain fans thronged the Dubai airport on Monday morning to welcome their talisman Asamoah Gyan. Tens of the fans wore Al Ain scarfs and shirts and greeted the player in the airport and presented him an elegant bouquet of roses. He arrived at the airport at 6:00 am. The Ghana captain delayed his arrival... [Read...
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FG, Bayelsa sign MoU on Smart State initiative

The Federal Ministry of Communication Technology and Bayelsa State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the ‘Smart State’ initiative. A statement on Monday said the initiative being promoted by the ministry and the Broadband Council was aimed at engaging state governors and relevant authorities at both state and federal levels to address the... [Read...
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StarTimestakes digital signal to 32 states

StarTimes has said that its partnership with the Nigerian Television Authority has spread digital broadcast signal to 32 states of the federation. The Managing Director, StarTimesNigeria, Mr. Joshua Wang, disclosed this at the Beijing TV Drama Broadcasting Exhibition in Africa that held in Abuja on Saturday. He said the company would soon be taking the... [Read...
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Crown hope to win Fed Cup

Crown FC said they hope to win the 2014 Federation Cup even though they have not been paid for four months now. Crown FC will tackle Giwa FC in the quarterfinal of the country’s cup competition on Wednesday. The club’s leading scorer Bode Daniel told AfricanFootball.com that the players have decided to go for Federation... [Read...
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LG boss commends Airtel Rising Stars

Chairman of Surulere Local Government in Lagos State , Tajudeen Ajide, has commended Airtel for its pivotal role in the development of grassroots youth football through Airtel Rising Stars. The programme is a unique under-17 soccer initiative designed to provide support for the development of football talent across Nigeria . Ajide, who spoke at the... [Read...
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Johnson-Thompson out of Commonwealth Games

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been forced to pull out of the Commonwealth Games after suffering a foot injury in training, ESPN reports. The 21 year old is the world No. 1 and was a contender to win the gold medal in Glasgow, but has been advised by medics to withdraw from the event as competing... [Read...
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80 CEOs to attend Google’s executive forum

Google will on Thursday this week host 80 chief executive officers and top business executives at its executive breakfast forum in Lagos. The Google Executive Breakfast Forum has been put together by Google Nigeria in collaboration with the Association of Advertising Agencies, Media Independent Practitioners of Nigeria and Advertisers Association of Nigeria, The company’s Communications... [Read...
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Zimbabwe government, stockbrokers reduce stake in bourse

The Zimbabwe government and stockbrokers in the nation’s stock market agreed to halve their combined stake in the bourse to 50 per cent before an initial public offering. Bloomberg News reported that the 50 per cent share of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange will be valued at $5m, according to a memorandum of understanding signed on... [Read...
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Microfinance bank assures SMEs of soft loans

The Chairman, Self Reliance Economic Advancement Programme Microfinance Bank, Mr. Olatunde Oladokun, has assured small scale entrepreneurs that the bank will operate in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s policy, which mandates microfinance banks to make soft loans available to SME operators in the country. Oladokun, who spoke at the opening of SEAP Microfinance... [Read...
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Echiejile plays in Monaco pre-season win

Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile started for French club AS Monaco as they defeated Colombian club Atletico Junior 1-0 in a pre-season game late Sunday. Elderson played for 59 minutes before he was replaced by Layvin Kurzawa, who kept him out of the first team for most of the second half of the French Ligue 1... [Read...
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Firm introduces enterprise games, simulations to schools

Franchise and Enterprise Concerns Limited, the operators of GoVenture franchise, has introduced board games and simulations into secondary schools. The firm said the introduction of the game was borne out of the need to teach enterprise education in schools as a way of curbing unemployment. It said it believed in the need to build a... [Read...
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Dunga favoured for Brazil

Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favoured to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s successor on Tuesday, Globo reported. The Brazilian Football Confederation had planned to announce the new leader last week but instead unwrapped a new technical commission headed by former reserve goalkeeper Gilmar.... [Read...
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Wozniacki moves up

Caroline Wozniacki, who opened her 2014 account with victory in Istanbul, climbed two places to 13 in the latest WTA rankings published on Monday, AP reports. The former world number one has now won a WTA title every year for the last seven years, winning her first three in 2008, three more in 2009, six... [Read...
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AD proffers solution to political violence

The governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy in Osun State, Senator Sunday Fajinmi, has said political violence will not be curbed unless elective offices are made unattractive. Fajinmi said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday. The candidate, who was elected on the platform of the AD in 1999 as... [Read...
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Transcorp’s half-year profit rises by 122%

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc on Monday announced that the group’s profit before tax for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 was N8.015bn, representing a 122 per cent rise on the N3.610bn it declared for the corresponding period of 2013. The group’s condensed interim consolidated statement of financial position for the period, which it... [Read...
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Managing gains in trading

There’s an old adage in the market that a trader should always focus on protecting downside and not worry about the winners, as they will take care of themselves. Any trader who’s been around for a bit of time will tell you that’s faulty logic. It goes without saying that a failure to protect the... [Read...
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No completely safe systems anywhere –Samuel

The Executive Director, Priority Communications Limited, Mr. Olumide Samuel, spoke to OZIOMA UBABUKOH on the safety of technological devices in the finance sector, local content policy and sundry issues affecting small businesses. Are you satisfied with the rate at which the financial service sector is adopting new technologies? When you say new technologies, you would... [Read...
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C’ River INEC takes delivery of permanent voters’ cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Cross River State on Friday took delivery of Permanent Voter Cards as well as materials for the Continuous Voters Registration exercise. Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini, who confirmed the delivery, said a three-day collection exercise of the PVCs had been fixed to commence at the polling units where... [Read...
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Huawei to spend N80m on ICT empowerment

Huawei says it will invest N80m in the country’s Information and Communication Technology industry for young talents cultivation. It said this during the 2014 Nelson Mandela International Day event in Abuja. The company said that N4m from the sum would be provided to the Nelson Mandela institution, which would be invested in its affiliate, the... [Read...
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Huawei working on TV broadcasts over LTE

Huawei says that it is collaborating with a number of companies to demonstrate TV broadcasts over LTE networks. According to Cellular_news.com, the company said that it is working with the UK mobile network, EE, the UK broadcaster, the BBC and Qualcomm on the trials. Live BBC content will be streamed using eMBMS (Evolved Multimedia Broadcast... [Read...
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Profit-taking sends equities lower

The equities segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange witnessed a weak bargain on Monday as investors opted to take profit following recent gains. At the close of trading, the NSE All Share Index fell by 0.25 per cent to close at 42,784.30 basis points, much higher than the 0.06 per cent depreciation it recorded on... [Read...
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Rory eyes career Grand Slam

Rory McIlroy has three of the four majors safely in the bag and he is already thinking about adding the final piece of golfing’s crown jewels at Augusta National in April, AFP reports. The 25-year-old Irishman won the British Open for the first time at Hoylake on Sunday by two strokes from Sergio Garcia and... [Read...
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NDLEA arrests unemployed graduate with methamphetamine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday said it arrested a graduate of Business Administration with 2.18kg of a banned substance — methamphetamine.In a statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, the NDLEA said that the arrest was made at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.It... [Read...
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NDLEA arrests graduate with 2.18kg of methamphetamine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday, said it had  arrested a graduate of Business Administration with 2.185 kilogrammes with substances that tested positive for methamphetamine. The agency did not mention the name of the suspected drug courier. The NDLEA, in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs, Mr  Ofoyeju Mitchell, said that the... [Read...
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Commonwealth Games: 71 nations compete for honours in Glasgow

Thousands of the world top athletes will from Wednesday compete for honours at the 20th Commonwealth Games holding in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3. The Commonwealth is a voluntary intergovernmental association of 53 member states, almost all of which were formerly ruled by Britain, directly or indirectly. Therefore, the group encompasses nations... [Read...
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B’Haram: Cameroon deploys troops in Nigeria border

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, on Tuesday said that Cameroon had deployed about 1,000 soldiers in Nigerian border to fight Boko Haram.Wali made the statement in Lagos at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs’17th Brainstorming Session on “Nigeria’s Foreign Policy: Community and National Security Situation”.The minister was represented by Amb. Sola Enikanolaiye,... [Read...
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Nigerian prisons get new controller​s

The Nigerian Prisons Service, Zone A, Alagbon, Lagos, has  promoted 11 of its officers to the rank of Controller of Prisons. Before their elevation on Tuesday,  the 11, which comprised 10 males and 1 female, were all Deputy Controllers of Prisons serving in Lagos and Ogun states. The officers, who joined the NPS between 1988... [Read...
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Navy arrests 20 drug peddlers in Anambra – Official

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday arrested 20 suspected drug peddlers in Nsugbe near Onitsha in Anambra following a tip-off. The Commanding Officer of Navy Outpost, Onitsha, Navy Capt. Mike Oamen, said this at a news conference in Onitsha. He said that those arrested were allegedly selling and smuggling bags of hard drugs such as cannabis... [Read...
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BBOG plans events for 100 days of schoolgirls abduction

The BringBackOurGirls group plans to hold a series of events across the world on Wednesday to mark the 100 days since about 219 Chibok school girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect. The group, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said the events were meant to amplify its demand for the Federal Government... [Read...
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Chidoka bows out of FRSC

The erstwhile Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osita Chidoka, has bowed out of the agency, with a call on the FRSC to continue to make the roads safer, noting that safe roads are economically and socially beneficial to any nation. Chidoka who was nominated as a minister by President Jonathan last week,... [Read...
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APC on destructive march – PDP

The national leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the All Progressives Congress is on a destructive march. It said the pronouncements by some leaders of the opposition party were aimed at building what it called negativity around democracy with the aim of truncating it. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP,... [Read...
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Fayose, Fayemi disagree over concession speech

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has faulted Governor Kayode Fayemi, for saying he did not accept his defeat in the June 21 governorship election after his earlier concession. In a programme monitired on a local radio station in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, Fayose claimed that Fayemi’s sudden reversal was to add a little bite to... [Read...
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Appeal Court dismisses appeal against Aramoko’s monarch

Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti has dismissed an appeal challenging the appointment of Oba Adegoke Adeyemi as the Alara of Aramoko-Ekiti. The court upheld the decision of the Ekiti State High Court which struck out the suit filed by one of the contestants to the throne, Prince Olusegun Aderemi. Adeyemi was declared the... [Read...
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PDP asks Aregbesola to account for Osun allocations

The Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter, has demanded a detailed account of how the state’s allocations and other funds collected by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, since the inception of his administration.  The party, in a statement on Tuesday, by the Director of Media and Publicity of Iyiola Omisore Campaign Organisation, Mr. Diran... [Read...
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Don’t politicise security issues, Oshiomhole urges politicians

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has asked politicians to shun the urge to play politics with security matters in the interest of the nation inorder to discourage social vices in the country. Oshiomhole, who disclosed this a Security Management Workshop organised by the Department of State Security Services in Benin, said injecting political interest... [Read...
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Judicial workers resolve to continue indefinite strike

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria has resolved to continue its nationwide strike which commenced on July 11. The union passed the resolution on Tuesday at the special emergency meeting of its National Executive Council in Abuja. It maintained in its communiqué issued after the meeting that it would not call off the strike until... [Read...
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Ezekwesili recounts Abuja airport ‘detention’ in London

A former Minister of Education and a champion of the #Bring back our girls campaign, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has narrated her ordeals in the hands of security operatives at the Abuja International Airport on Monday. Ezekwesili was delayed for over 40 minutes by men of the Department of State Security, who harassed her based on... [Read...
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States lack fiscal discipline –Agency

Latest findings by the Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms have revealed that fiscal indiscipline is prevalent in many states in Nigeria. TUGAR is the secretariat of the Inter-Agency Task Team which is the coordinating forum of agencies with anti-corruption and accountability mandates. A survey on mapping and scoping of anti-corruption and governance measures in... [Read...
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Borno Speaker debunks Shettima’s planned impeachment

The Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkareem Lawan, on Tuesday, said the rumoured impeachment process against the governor was a farce and the machination of political interest working to destabilise the troubled state. He noted that it was glaring that  majority of the lawmakers were wholly committed to the return of peace... [Read...
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I plan to visit Chibok after abducted girls’ freedom -Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said although he had not visited Chibok, Borno State since April 14 when over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped, his desire was to visit the town after the girls might have been rescued. He said it was only then that parents of the abducted girls could receive him with smiling faces... [Read...
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Amosun rubbishing my legacy in Ogun – Daniel

A former Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Gbenga Daniel, has berated Govenor Ibikunle Amosun for rubbishing all the good works he did during his tenure between 2003 and 2011. Daniel, who is being prosecuted for financial impropriety by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told journalists at his Mende home in Lagos on Tuesday that... [Read...
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S’ West PDP lawmakers ask Jonathan to rescue Chibok girls

The forum of South-West Peoples Democratic Party state lawmakers has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue the abducted Chibok girls, using the best option that will not put the lives of the girls in danger. They made this call on Tuesday in a communique after their meeting in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.... [Read...
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