DSS operatives, soldiers storm Lagos APC office

Operatives of the Department of State Service and soldiers attached to the security unit code-named Operation MESA on Saturday stormed the All Progressives Congress data centre in Lagos and arrested 25 data agents and three security guards. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that the security agents also ransacked the duplex located on Ajibola Street, off Allen Avenue,... [Read...
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Popular radio presenter, Chaz B, is dead

A popular radio presenter with Rhythm FM, Charles Bruce Chukwuma, popularly known as Chaz B has died. He died on Saturday reportedly of kidney failure. He was a cousin of the Silverbird Group founder, Ben Bruce. Prior to his death Chaz B was the host of the critically acclaimed radio show, ‘Sharing Life Issues With... [Read...
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Plot against Jonathan, a joke —PDP Reps

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives have described the ongoing move to impeach Jonathan as a joke, warning that it will be an exercise in futility. Members of the PDP caucus stated that no member of the ruling party would be a party to the process. In separate interviews with... [Read...
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Social media causing students’ failure at law school — Okocha

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association and Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, Onueze Okocha, in this interview with CHUKWUDI AKASIKE, speaks on sundry national issues, including the falling quality of law graduates THERE has been a controversy over the defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, from... [Read...
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Al-Shabab massacres 28 Kenyan bus passengers

Members of Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group have hijacked a bus in Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after singling them out from the rest of the passengers. Two police officers said that the bus travelling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 50km from the town of Mandera near Kenya’s border with... [Read...
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N’Korea furious over UN human rights ruling

North Korea’s top military body has warned of “catastrophic consequences” for supporters of the latest United Nations censure on its human rights record, as state media reported leader Kim Jong-Un presided over fresh military drills. A resolution asking the UN Security Council to refer North Korea’s leadership to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for possible... [Read...
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Tunisia to vote in historic presidential poll

Tunisians are set to vote in a presidential election that will be a closely-fought contest between an old guard who flourished under decades of autocratic rule and a new breed of politicians that has emerged since a 2011 revolution. Sunday’s election has been billed as Tunisia’s first free and fair poll since independence from France... [Read...
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800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean sea

Nearly 800 people have been rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said. The Italian coastguard said on Saturday that it rescued at least 520 people from five boats in Libyan waters late on Thursday, in response to distress signals from the boats headed... [Read...
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N25bn fraud: Igbinedion, others learn fate January 30

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State has reserved ruling in the N25bn money laundering and abuse of office charge brought against Michael Igbinedion and Charles Eboigbodin by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for January 30, 2015. Justice J. Liman fixed the January 30 date for judgment after the adoption of written... [Read...
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Ibadan killing: PDP, AP call for investigation

The Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the killing of a policeman by suspected political thugs who invaded the rally of All Progressives Congress at Oke Ado area of Ibadan on Friday. In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the Oyo State Collectives, a group within PDP, Adekunle Femi, said, “Without being... [Read...
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…Senators rule out commotion on resumption Tuesday

The Senate has ruled out recording any crisis, similar to that of the House of Representatives on Thursday, when it resumes plenary on Tuesday. The chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs stated this while speaking to SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday. There was commotion at the National Assembly on Thursday following an attempt... [Read...
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Commonwealth doctors urge Nigeria, others to assist Liberia

The Commonwealth Medical Association has called for more assistance in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in West African countries. It noted that despite reports of global assistance in the fight against the scourge, little had been done by other countries, including Nigeria. The Vice-President of the association, West Africa, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, in... [Read...
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Assemblies of God’s ex-leader’s arrest, reward for stubbornness –Gen-Sec

The General Secretary of the Assemblies of God Church, Rev. Godwin Amaowoh, has described the arrest of the church’s excommunicated General Superintendent, Rev. Paul Emeka, as a reward of stubbornness. Emeka was arrested and detained on November 12 by the Nigeria Police for allegedly being in possession of a forged certificate and for parading himself... [Read...
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Obasanjo can’t save Amosun in 2015 –Ogun PDP

The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s romance with former President Olusegun Obasanjo will not save him from being defeated at the poll in 2015. The state chairman of the party, Adebayo Dayo, in an interview with our correspondent, stated that the ex-president would not work for the... [Read...
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Reps may intervene in Ekiti Assembly crisis

Strong indications have emerged that the National Assembly may intervene in the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly. Specifically, the House of Representatives has indicated its readiness to take over legislative functions in the state, as allowed by the Constitution, should the crisis in the state Assembly persist. The House stated that it... [Read...
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Running mate: Atiku considers four govs, Fayemi, others

Ahead of the December 10, 2014 presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has begun the search for a possible running mate, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt in Abuja, on Friday that Atiku, who is one of five contenders for the party’s sole ticket, has started consultations with regards... [Read...
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Ekiti Police raise security alert, warn politicians

The Ekiti State Police Command has said it has received intelligence report that some group of people are planning to invade the state to disrupt the existing peace and cause breakdown of law and order. The alert is coming a few days after the embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale... [Read...
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Lagos Govt victimising our members –Medical Guild

The Medical Guild Association on Saturday condemned what it described as continued victimisation of its members by the Lagos State Government. Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Guild, Dr. Biyi Kufo, said during an interactive session with journalists that the state government continued to withhold salaries of doctors. Kufo added that with the... [Read...
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Queen Ahneva Adeniyi-Adegeye ups ante

She is originally from Chicago in the US, but has been married to the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade for 34 years and they have two children—a boy and a girl. An On-Air Personality, she is a graduate of Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Chicago. Though she has her fashion business and programme... [Read...
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SURE-P’s skills and empowerment of youths

It’s imperative that I start today’s piece with an apology. Last Sunday, I promised to inform the readers of this column of the latest developments in automotive technology that I observed in my just-concluded three-continent journey, which took me through London and Paris (in Europe), five states in the USA (North America) and Tokyo, Japan... [Read...
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BH caliphate and Nigeria’s territorial integrity

An apparently innocuous question which a student asked me a few days ago unexpectedly escalated into an inevitable intellectual evaluation of the much-talked about American apocalyptic prediction of the possibility of the disintegration of Nigeria, come 2015. The simple question, if I could rephrase it, was something like: “Sir, to what extent can we still... [Read...
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Liverpool sweat over Balotelli fitness

LIVERPOOL striker Mario Balotelli’s hamstring problem, sustained on international duty with Italy, will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace. With fellow forward Daniel Sturridge ruled out until 2015 with a new thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested summer signing Rickie Lambert will have a greater part to play. Midfielder Jordan Henderson... [Read...
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Amosun vs Deputy: In court of public opinion

Dear Uncle Tunde Fagbenle, Thank you for your column ‘The way it is’ of 9th &16th of November 2014 on Gov Amosun and his estranged deputy. I think what is wrong with Nigeria politicians is that they are not being grateful to God. In the midst of 170 million Nigerians who are either jobless or... [Read...
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Fed Cup: Dolphins hope to conquer champions Enyimba

Four-time champions Dolphins are hoping to wrest the Federation Cup from current champions Enyimba, when both sides clash in the final of Nigeria’s oldest football competition on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. In the final of the women version of the Cup, Sunshine Queens are also aiming to overcome star-studded Rivers Angels, who... [Read...
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Customs to destroy 200 unclaimed containers

About 200 unclaimed containers at the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Lagos, have been condemned by the Nigeria Customs Service. Some of the containers were said to have been transferred to the terminal as far back as 2007. They reportedly contained expired products or rotten perishable materials. The Customs Area Controller of the command, Mr. Nasir Ahmed,... [Read...
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Toure inspires City’s comeback win

Yaya Toure scored his second Premier League goal of the season to secure Man City’s win over Swansea, skysports reports. Manchester City came from behind to grab only their second win in seven games thanks to Yaya Toure’s second-half winner. The Ivorian latched on to Fernandinho’sbackheel before powering past two defenders and slotting the ball... [Read...
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Samuel: Nigerian product made in China

China-based Nigeria striker Aaron Samuel has proven that Chinese products could be relied on with his performance in his short Super Eagles career, writes ’TANA AIYEJINA Not every China product is bad,” Brila FM boss, Larry Izamoje, said in reference to China-based Nigerian striker, Aaron Samuel, recently in an interview on the sports radio. Over... [Read...
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Winners set to emerge in Corporate Soccer Championship

Winners are set to emerge in the second edition of the Corporate Soccer Championship, scheduled for the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos. The event began on Saturday. Six companies namely Kings Pride Group, Etisalat, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, EMTS and MTN are vying for honours in the competition. The event had two groups of three teams each... [Read...
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CBN approves N3.88bn for agric projects

A total of N3.883bn was approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria through five domestic banks for agricultural projects across the country in the month of August. The projects, according to the financial regulator, were executed under the Growth Enhancement Scheme of the Federal Government. The funds were disbursed under the CBN’s Credit Risk Guarantee... [Read...
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Be realistic in your ideas –Kolawole

Twenty-nine-year-old Temi Kolawole is the Chief Executive Officer of Antigravity, a web design and development company. In this interview with COMFORT OSEGHALE, he shares his thoughts on the Internet business in Nigeria and why he quit his first job at 22 What informed your decision to start Antigravity? My company started off as a hobby.... [Read...
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China rate cut spurs global markets

The cut in Chinese interest rates and comments from Europe’s central bank chief have lifted global markets. The People’s Bank of China cut its one year deposit rate to 2.75 per cent from three per cent to try to revive its economy, according to British Broadcasting Corporation. Meanwhile, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central... [Read...
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Chelsea stretch lead after 2-0 win over West Brom

Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man West Brom at Stamford Bridge, skysports reports. Diego Costa set Chelsea on their way with the opener and the impressive Eden Hazard added a second to secure the win for Jose Mourinho’s side as they set a new... [Read...
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What wives have joined together…

Justice Sola Oguntade(retd) and his wife, Dupe, are an item. They would always attend parties in company with each other. Both are good dressers and have never scored low in staging the best shindigs when the need arises. The same applies to billionaire business mogul, Chief Razak Okoya, Chairman, Eleganza Group of Companies, and his... [Read...
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Road maintenance shouldn’t depend on budgets –FERMA MD

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Mr. Gabriel Amuchi, in this interview with journalists, said funds for maintaining roads should not only come from budgetary appropriations. OKECHUKWU NNODIM was there Why are there so many failed roads in Nigeria? Most road failures have to do with road abuses. Today, if you go... [Read...
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Mantu, Amaju hail Unity football tourney

Senator Ibrahim Mantu and Nigeria Football Federation president, Pinnick Amaju, have hailed the Nigeria Unity Football Tournament, pledging their support for the event. The National Organising Committee of the tournament in collaboration with United Summit Friends Development Association recently inaugurated the President Goodluck Jonathan 10 million branded balls in Abuja. The balls will be distributed... [Read...
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New NFF Act won’t be the solution

It would be a big mistake if the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the National Assembly-passed NFF Bill 2014 into law. The Nigerian practice of legislating on our football should have ended with the welcome repeal of the NFA Act 2004. When it was a subsisting law it was proper to obey... [Read...
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Golf: First Bank, Ikoyi Club tourney ends

The Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship ends today at the Ikoyi Golf Club. Over 200 golfers from different clubs across the country battled for honours in the 53th edition of the event, which began on Saturday. According to the organisers, the event sponsored by First Bank Nigeria Plc, surpassed previous editions in terms of organisation... [Read...
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PDP Reps move against plan to impeach Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party members of the House of Representatives have begun mobilising against moves by All Progressives Congress lawmakers to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan. This came as Saturday PUNCH got additional information on how 113 lawmakers began signing on Thursday to remove the President. Findings showed that after Thursday’s stormy session, the PDP members... [Read...
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Robbers steal ‘Ebola blood samples’ in Guinea

Robbers in Guinea have stolen blood samples believed to be infected with Ebola, the Red Cross in the West African nation has said. The samples, stored in tightly wrapped vials tucked into a cooler bag, were in the care of a Red Cross courier who was among nine passengers sharing a taxi when three men... [Read...
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Presidential ticket splits APC in North

The failure of the northern caucus of the All Progressives Congress to broker a deal among contenders for the party’s presidential ticket has widened the gap among supporters of the aspirants in the North. As at last count, four out of the five aspirants are northerners. They are Maj. Gen.Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), former Vice-President Atiku... [Read...
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Only I can save Lagos from Tinubu – Obanikoro

The immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, says he is the only person that can wrest power from the All progressives Congress in Lagos. He added that he was the only one that could rescue the state from the influence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is... [Read...
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FG distributes relief materials to IDPs in North-East

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdul Bulama, on Saturday flagged-off the distribution of relief materials to Internally Displace Persons in the North-East. Addressing newsmen in Damaturu,Yobe State, Bulama said the measure was part of efforts by the Federal Government to alleviate the suffering and improve the living condition of the IDPs in the... [Read...
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Taraba acting gov appoints SSG

The Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Abubakar Danladi, has appointed, Mr Timothy Kataps, as the Secretary to the State Government. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Government House, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, in Jalingo on Saturday. Mijinyawa said that Kataps, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, would be sworn... [Read...
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UNIBEN VC urges staff, students to promote university culture

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Godwin Oshodin, has urged staff and students of the university to promote the communal culture of the institution by availing themselves of the various facilities provided within the university. Professor Oshodin made this known during the commissioning of an Automated Teller Machine gallery, bus shelter and green... [Read...
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INEC sets up 15 standing committees for 2015

The Independent National Electoral Commission has set up 15 Standing Committees to ensure the success of the general elections in 2015. This is contained in the commission’s bulletin issued in Abuja on Friday. The committees include: Appointments, Promotion and Discipline, Board of Survey and Technical Equipment Acquisition, Board of Electoral Institute and Election Observation and... [Read...
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28 dead as gunmen attack bus in Kenya

Gunmen have attacked a bus and reportedly killed at least 28 eight passengers who were heading to the Kenyan capital Nairobi from Mandera in country’s northeast, local media said. A reporter for Kenya’s Standard newspaper told Al Jazeera Saturday’s attack happened at 5:45am local time when the bus had covered 8km of the journey. Quoting... [Read...
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Poverty pushed us to kill Electoral Commission boss –Suspects

Two robbery suspects, still cooling off at the detention centre of the Department of State Security, Bayelsa State Command, have confessed to the killing of the Administrative Secretary of Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, Chief Simeon Akpane. The suspects, Freedom Allen, 26; Clarkson Okilo, 27, popularly known as Oyoyo, said they killed the BYSIEC ranking... [Read...
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Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine -Kiev

Four Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 10 others wounded in violence gripping Ukraine’s east, according to security officials in Kiev, who accused Russia of having 7,500 troops deployed on Ukrainian soil to back pro-Moscow separatists. One civilian, a 60-year-old man, was also killed in the eastern region of Lugansk on Friday, the governor’s office... [Read...
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11 dead in Zimbabwe stadium stampede

At least eleven people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a stadium in Zimbabwe, as thousands of people at a prayer service tried to leave through the same exit, police have said. About 30,000 people were packed into a stadium in Kwekwe, 213km west of the capital Harare, on late Thursday evening... [Read...
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Senatorial aspirant slams IGP over police invasion of NASS

A Senatorial aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress,  Otunba Seyi Oduntan, on Friday called on the Nigeria Police Comission to query the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, over the invasion of the National assembly complex by policemen. He described the invasion and unleashing of teargas canisters as uncalled, since those lawmakers were elected... [Read...
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Unions, students warn Ekiti lawmakers against violence

The conglomeration of the transport unions , okada riders, market men and women including students in Ekiti State have vowed to curtail any move that would lead to the breach of public peace in the state  by the All Progressive Congress lawmakers in the House of Assembly. In a statement signed in Ado Ekiti on... [Read...
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Impeachment: Ekiti Speaker drags PDP lawmakers to court

The embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, and his deputy, Tunji Orisalade, have approached an Abuja Federal High Court for the restoration of all their rights and privileges. The duo were impeached on Thursday by 10 persons who sat in the chambers, among whom were three individuals whose identities have remained... [Read...
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Mexico president vows judicial transparency

Mexico’s embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto has called on the country’s states to swiftly adopt steps to modernise the justice system as he tries to defuse mass protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students. “Society is rightly sick of feeling vulnerable. It is tired of impunity and crime,” Peña Nieto said on Friday, vowing... [Read...
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15 die in Enugu road crash

No fewer than fifteen persons have been confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident at Oji River in Enugu State. Our correspondent learnt that the fatal crash occurred along the old Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Friday. It was gathered that the accident occurred when a truck ran into a Toyota Siena bus. The Public Relations Officer... [Read...
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13 injured in China explosion

Thirteen people were injured after an explosion happened in a community Saturday afternoon in Zhangjiajie city of central China’s Hunan Province, local authorities said. The blast happened around 5 p.m. at Dayongqiao community of Yongding District. One residential building collapsed, and four others were damaged. The injured people have been hospitalized, and three of them... [Read...
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Eleven injured in nightclub shooting in Greece

Eleven people were injured Saturday in a shooting inside a nightclub in a Piraeus port district in southeastern Greece, said local police authority. Three of the injured were in serious condition, said the authority. According to early information, an unidentified gunman entered the club in Mikrolimano of Piraeus armed with an automatic Kalashnikov rifle and... [Read...
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Iran nuclear talks to resume in Vienna

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign minister are set to begin a new session of nuclear talks in Vienna just four days before a deadline for a deal. A 90-minute meeting earlier on Friday afternoon between Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif was described by the parties as “tense” and “sombre”. Another session is set... [Read...
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NASS fracas: No arrest order on lawmakers, says IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has denied issuing any arrest order on lawmakers involved in the commotion and the alleged attack on Policemen at the National Assembly premises, Abuja, last Thursday.   He said  it lies with the investigating Police Officers to determine who to invite, quiz and prosecute as the case may be.... [Read...
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Does vagina ever stop working?

A newly wed husband sent me a ‘God bless you’ greeting while still in his honeymoon. He and his wife were for months my students at the coaching programme for intending couples (this is a free coaching scheme for intending couples organised to help train amateur singles for better sex in marriage) before their marriage.... [Read...
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JTF demolishes stolen crude depot, sets trucks ablaze

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it had destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community in Rivers. A statement signed by Lt.-Col. Mustapha Anka, the Spokesman for the task force issued in Yenagoa on Saturday, said that the building housing... [Read...
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Enugu PDP officials report Ajah to Muazu

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State has taken a new dimension as 12 out of the 14 members of the State Working Committee have petitioned the national leadership of the party over what they described as the unlawful activities of the acting chairman, Elder David Ajah. In the petition addressed to... [Read...
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15 die in Enugu auto crash

No fewer than fifteen persons have been confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident at Oji River in Enugu State. Our correspondent learnt that the fatal crash occurred along the old Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Friday. It was gathered that the accident occurred when a truck ran into a Toyota Siena bus. The Public Relations Officer... [Read...
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Ajimobi does not control Oyo APC executive – Ojo

Special Adviser on Political Matters to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Gbade Ojo, tells OLUFEMI ATOYEBI that the death of Alhaji Azeez Arisekola-Alao will not affect the party’s chances at the 2015 poll in Oyo State How will you describe political landscape in Oyo State ahead of 2015 elections? The political landscape in Oyo... [Read...
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I sing to make impact on listeners –Akin

Canada-based Nigerian artiste, Akin Busari, tells Saturday Beats about his music career If your fan base is so huge in Canada, why do you want to come back to Nigeria? It is because of two reasons. The first is because of my gift and talent, I can contribute positively to the Nigerian music industry. I... [Read...
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Have a relationship with yourself…

A lady that wrote me recently wondered what was wrong with her-especially when she seemed to be going from one disastrous relationship to another. It was hard convincing her that nothing is wrong with her, just that some of us let bad relationships define our worth. A lot of people have been in relationships with... [Read...
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Volvo to revive sales with model overhaul

Swedish automaker, Volvo Car Group, has said a sweeping overhaul of its model range over the next five years would propel its long-suffering sales volumes in the United States back above 100,000 cars per year. Strong growth in China and more modest gains in Europe have helped Volvo grow sales for 16 straight months. However,... [Read...
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Chinese firm wins Nigeria’s $11.97bn railway construction deal

A Chinese company, China Railway Construction Corporation, has won a contract worth $11.97bn to construct a 1,402kilometres railway between two Nigerian states, Lagos and Calabar. Reports according to Xinhua, a Chinese newspaper, on Thursday said the 22-stop railway, which would create up to 200,000 local jobs, is China’s single largest overseas contract project, as confirmed... [Read...
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Fuludu faults Keshi on Emenike, Omeruo

Edema Fuludu has blasted the performance of the Super Eagles in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and placed the blame for   Nigeria’s failure to reach the championship in Equatorial Guinea at the feet of   Stephen Keshi. The African champions have been denied a chance to defend their title at the continental showpiece in... [Read...
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Arsenal, United clash in London

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck’s reunion with former club Manchester United supplies one of the sub-plots as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break, AFP reports Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium in London on Saturday for a match that will see both teams attempt to avoid conceding further ground to... [Read...
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Google, Rockstar settle Nortel patent litigation suit

Google and patent consortium Rockstar – which includes Apple as an investor – have agreed to settle a patent litigation suit, according to a court filing. The settlement terms were not disclosed, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported. In 2011, Rockstar paid $4.5bn (£2.9bn) for thousands of former Nortel Network Corporation patents. Rockstar sued Google and... [Read...
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My first… with Julius Agwu

What was your first car? It was a Mercedes Benz 190 model. I actually started big. Then policemen would stop me on the road and say I had gone to take my father’s car. Were you living in your own apartment then? No. Then I was still living with Segun Arinze. Some people said I... [Read...
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NSE index sheds 2.09% as 42 stocks fall

The equities segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed on a negative note on Thursday following a broad sell-off by investors. The NSE All Share Index fell by 2.09 per cent or 717.03 basis points from 34,145.79 basis points to 33,428.76 basis points. In the same vein, the market capitalisation of the listed equities was... [Read...
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Bedmate furniture

Bedmate is one the leading furniture companies in Nigeria today. For well over ten years, the company has afforded Nigerians the opportunity of accessing affordable quality furniture. The company`s furniture range is wide with many options for offices, homes and hotels. The company is reputed to be the biggest furniture company in Nigeria with functional... [Read...
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Reasons why people leave Nigeria

The traffic situation on Lagos Island this week has been atrocious. Out of necessity, I had reasons to be on the island everyday of the week. I had the most harrowing traffic experience on Tuesday. It was so bad that I had to wait in a pub till about 10pm when the roads became decongested.... [Read...
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Supreme Court sacks Taraba acting gov, reinstates ex-deputy

The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement, voided the proceedings of the impeachment panel which recommended the removal of Danladi on the grounds that he... [Read...
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Eagles got what they deserved

Let us not deceive ourselves, we will not be missed at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Other more serious-minded nations will more than make do without us. The fact that as defending champions, we couldn’t even qualify is a monumental disaster. Yes, CAF will miss us because of the glamour our... [Read...
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Theft, sabotage force oil production down to 2.2mbpd

Rising cases of oil theft, production disruption and delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill have forced down the nation’s oil production targets. In the 2013 budget, the country had targeted 2.53 million barrels per day, but the actual production that year averaged 2.2m bpd. This year’s oil production target was set at... [Read...
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Mourinho backs Costa

Jose Mourinho believes Diego Costa has recovered from his long-standing injury problems and is now ready to play a full part in Chelsea’s testing run of fixtures to the turn of the year, AFP reports. Chelsea manager Mourinho has maintained the Spain striker has required careful handling after suffering injuries while away on international duty... [Read...
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Anambra athletes protest over allowance

Anambra State athletes have protested against the N3, 000 paid them each as competition allowance after representing the state at the National School Sports Festival in Otukpo, Benue State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Anambra came second at the festival with 82 gold, 102 silver and 119 bronze behind Cross River, the overall winners,... [Read...
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Tips to Malaysia

For those looking for a different cultural experience, or even just a great holiday destination, then adding Malaysia to your travel list will not disappoint. For first time travellers to Malaysia, there are several tips that will make your holiday less stressful and infinitely more enjoyable. Check health warnings Visit your family doctor to check... [Read...
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FTSE closes lower

London’s benchmark index closed lower on Thursday, following weak economic data from China and the eurozone, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported. The FTSE 100 ended down 17.70 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 6678.90, led by falls in miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. They sank more than 2.6 per cent on news that China’s... [Read...
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Eagles need technical players to be great – Ezeugo

Despite being one of the most discussed players in the domestic league in the early eighties, Emeka Ezeugo was not given a chance to play in a major tournament for Nigeria until he was selected to represent the country at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Although Ezeugo’s performance at the Games   was... [Read...
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Onigbinde, Amiesimaka lament AFCON 2015 failure

Former Super Eagles coach Adegboye Onigbinde and ex-Nigeria winger Adokie Amiesimaka have lamented the country failure to qualify for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria were denied a chance to defend their title   in Equatorial Guinea   after being held to a 2-2 draw by South Africa in their AFCON 2015 Group A... [Read...
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Martins battles Keane for MVP

Out-of-favour Super Eagles forward Obafemi Martins has made the three-man shortlist for the Major League Soccer Player of the Year. The Seattle Sounders striker set a club record with 17 goals (fifth in MLS) and matched the club mark with 13 assists (tied for fifth in MLS). According to The Seattle Times, Martins is up... [Read...
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FTSE closes lower

London’s benchmark index closed lower on Thursday, following weak economic data from China and the eurozone, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported. The FTSE 100 ended down 17.70 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 6678.90, led by falls in miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. They sank more than 2.6 per cent on news that China’s... [Read...
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SON promises new measures to remove substandard products

The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has promised to continue to devise measures aimed at removing substandard products from the nation’s markets. He made the pledge when he led a facility inspection tour to Coleman Wires and Cables factory in Sagamu, Ogun State on Thursday. Odumodu, who lamented that counterfeiting was a... [Read...
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Ikhuoria, NBB of C make case for women boxing

Munich ’72 Olympic Games bronze medallist   Isaac Ikhuoria and the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control have called for the development of women boxing in the country, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. In separate interviews with NAN, Ikhuoria and the NBB of C Secretary Remi Aboderin blamed a lack of sponsorship for the problems... [Read...
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The responsibility cannot be NFF’s

In my village in Delta State, they say that a brawl gets to a point where the fighters will have look for their hidden weapons. That’s the point where the Eagles and indeed Nigerian football are right now. We have reached a point we have to tell ourselves the simple truth. The Nigeria Football Federation... [Read...
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Monfils downs Federer to level Davis Cup final

Gael Monfils stunned Roger Federer in straight sets to leave France and Switzerland level 1-1 after the first day of the Davis Cup final in Lille on Friday, AFP reports. The flamboyant Frenchman clobbered a below-far Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in just 1 hour 46 minutes. It was just the second time that Federer had... [Read...
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Fashola for Governor’s Cup final

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola and his deputy Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire are expected at the final of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championships in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN reports that Fashola and Orelope-Adefulire will cheer on Nigerian players who made their ways into the finals of the international event, which began at... [Read...
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Heavy fighting reported in Damascus suburb

Heavy fighting has been reported in a suburb of Damascus as government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad try to wrest the area from control of rebel fighters. The suburb of Jobar on Saturday was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting the rebels holding the area have seen in the past year,... [Read...
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Don’t test our patience, TUC warns politicians, Police

The President of the Trade Union Congress, Mr. Bala Kaigama, on Saturday, warned the political class and security agencies against stressing the patience of Nigerians in the interest of democracy. Kaigama who was reacting to an alleged raid of the office of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, urged the politicians and security agencies to... [Read...
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Kenya killings: Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Al-Shabab fighters from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said. Two police officers said that the bus travelling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 50km from the town of Mandera near... [Read...
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South-East PDP guber aspirants undergo screening in Enugu

Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirants in the South East on Saturday appeared before a screening panel in Enugu. The event, which held at the PDP South East zonal office, was attended by all the governorship aspirants in Enugu, Imo, Ebonyi and Abia states. Imo State had the largest number of aspirants with about 18 gubernatorial... [Read...
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One dies in Edo community clash

At least one person was on Saturday reported killed at Aruogba community clash in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, over the leadership of the community. It was gathered that trouble started when one of the factional leaders in the community, was said to have recruited thugs from neighbouring communities to unleash mayhem on... [Read...
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PDP screens South-East gov aspirants in Enugu

Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirants in the South East on Saturday appeared before a screening panel in Enugu. The event, which held at the PDP South East zonal office, was attended by all the governorship aspirants in Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia states. Imo State had the largest number of aspirants with about 21... [Read...
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Ekiti Police raise security alert, warn politicians against violence

The Ekiti State Police Command has said it has received intelligence report that some group of people were planning to invade the state to disrupt the existing peace and cause break down of law and order. The alert is coming a few days after the embattled Speaker of Ekiti State House Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, and... [Read...
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NOA begins voter education in Kebbi

The National Orientation Agency in Kebbi State on Saturday commenced voter education campaign as part of efforts to ensure that registered voters would elect credible leaders. The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Shehu Sambawa, who represented Gov. Saidu Dakingari, at the event, directed state owned media stations to ensure equal coverage of activities of all... [Read...
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