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Don’t single out my administration for probe – Jonathan

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday advised the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, not to restrict any probe..

Court refuses application to stop Wike’s swearing in

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an ex parte application to stop..

Buhari arrives for Aso Rock tour

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived for a tour of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari and..

[UPDATED] S’Court affirms Aregbesola’s victory, dismisses Omisore’s appeal

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Updated: The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate..

I won’t forgive Wike unless justice is done – Amaechi

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

THE Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday fired what seemed to be another..

Court bars NDLEA, others from arresting Kashamu

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday restrained security agencies in Nigeria from arresting..

Jonathan sends National Conference report to N’Assembly

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has just sent the report of the National Conference 2014 to the..

El-Rufai appoints SSG, media aide, others

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has announced the appointment of Malam Balarabe Abbas-Lawal as..

Osun Assembly approves creation of 36 additional councils

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Osun State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed  the bill to create 36 additional local..

Jonathan, PDP owe decoration firm N360m

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Less than 48 hours to the inauguration of a new administration, the company which handled..

Tambuwal bows out of Reps, hands over to Ihedioha

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, bowed out on Tuesday after..

Jonathan signs tobacco control bill, five others

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday signed six different bills passed by the National Assembly into..

Anti-inauguration suit: Plaintiff, lawyer absent in court

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The suit filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the inauguration of..

US ‘accidently’ sends live anthrax to S’Korean army base

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The United States military has mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US..

Punish corruption, RCCG elders tell Buhari

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

the Redeemed Christian Church of God National Council of Elders has asked the President-elect, Muhammadu..

FIFA-linked officials arrested on corruption charges

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Swiss authorities have arrested leading FIFA-linked officials on corruption charges brought by the United States…

Lagos cancels movement’s restriction for May sanitation

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The Lagos State Government says it has cancelled the restriction of movement during the May..

I’ll work with anyone who emerges N’Assembly leaders – Buhari

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The President Elect, Mohammadu Buhari, on Wednesday  reiterated his readiness to work with any leader..

Ekiti varsity shut as workers protest unpaid salaries

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Ekiti State Unievrsity, Ado Ekiti, was again shut on Wednesday as trade unions protested unpaid..

We must not forget Chibok girls – Amosun

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, made a renewed call on Nigerians and the leaders..

Blatter welcomes Swiss, US probes

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

While accepting the trust of world football has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter..

PDP governors reckless, insensitive – Gemade

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Barnabas Gemade, has described governors elected..

Niger arrests 600 for Boko Haram links – Minister

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

Niger’s Security Minister, Hassoumi Massaoudou, has said the country has detained and charged 643 people..

Parliament dismisses ‘incompetent’ Madagascar president

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Madagascar’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence…

Avoid unnecessary appointments, NLC urges Buhari

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Kano State, Mr. Kabir Kado, has advised..

Jonathan sends confab report to N’Assembly for approval

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday forwarded the report of the 2014 National Conference to the..

55 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Three ISIL suicide bombers target military convoy in Iraq’s Fallujah, killing 55. Details later. …

I dropped out of secondary school – Benue gov-elect

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Benue State incoming Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, has said his sojourn from motor park tout..

India appoints first transgender college principal

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

A transgender woman has for the first time been appointed as the principal of a..

Lekki trade zone shows commitment to development – Fashola

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said the Lekki Free Trade Zone was the end-product..

Kogi Judge kidnappers demand N150m ransom

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The kidnappers that abducted the  Kogi State High Court Judge, Justice Samuel Obayomi, has demanded..

Thunderstorm kills three sisters, one pupil in Kwara

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Three pupils of the same parents and another pupil were killed by thunderstorm in Gure,..

Jonathan, NASS settle dispute over constitution amendment

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly have finally settled their dispute over the ongoing..

Fashola advises children to shun drug abuse, violence

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has advised children in Nigeria to stay away from..

Inmates’ rehabilitation cannot succeed without public support – NPS

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Nigerian Prisons Service has said its rehabilitation and empowerment programmes for inmates cannot succeed..

Taliban claims attack on Afghan guesthouse

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an overnight attack on a guesthouse in the diplomatic..

I was a motor park tout —Benue gov-elect

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Benue State incoming Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, has described his experience as a motor..

Wike: Justice must come before forgiveness, Amaechi tells cleric

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday, declared that he will not forgive..

Jonathan’s aide dismisses alleged expulsion from PDP

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Senior Special Assistant on Domestic and Social Events to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Waripamowei Dudufa,..

Confusion in APC over N’Assembly leadership

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Strong indications emerged on Tuesday that a crisis is brewing within the All Progressives Congress..

Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Tony Blair will step down as the representative of the Quartet of Middle East power..

French Open: Sharapova qualifies for third round

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the French Open with..

Anambra judiciary workers suspend strike

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

the Anambra State chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Tuesday suspended its..

Know your new state governors

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

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ASUU condemns UNIOSUN council for recommending  VC’s sacking  

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Osun State University has condemned the  Governing..

Anglican Synod advises Buhari on ministerial appointment

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Synod of the Diocese of Aguata Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has asked the..

We shall obey court order on Kashamu – NDLEA

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has expressed its readiness to obey the court judgement,..

El-Rufai appoints SSG, others

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The Kaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, ahead of his inauguration on Friday, has announced..

Potential Ebola drug target identified in mouse study

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Researchers working with rodents say they’ve pinpointed a potential target for drugs to fight Ebola…

UNICEF urges Buhari to protect girls from B’Haram

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Ahead of the inauguration of the Muhammadu Buhari’s government on Friday, the United Nations Children’s..

Speaker hails Aregbesola’s Supreme Court victory

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, has hailed the Supreme..

Kuku asks Niger Delta youths to support Buhari

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty..

APC group urges support for Saraki

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

the Lagos State chapter of the Kwara South All Progressives Congress says choosing Senator Bukola..

S’Court affirms Aregbesola’s victory, dismisses Omisore’s appeal

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the victory of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola,..

11 killed in Kwara auto crash

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

No fewer than 11 people were confirmed dead while nine people received varying degrees of..

Bayelsa plans reception for Jonathan on Friday

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to hold a civic reception for outgoing President..

Juve must ‘park the bus’ against Barça – Vialli

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

Gianluca Vialli says Juventus may need to ‘park the bus’ against Barcelona in the Champions..

Rwanda’s parliament to debate Kagame third term

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Rwanda’s parliament is to debate changing the country’s constitution in order to allow President Paul..

Inauguration: IG orders tight security around Eagle Square

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

As part of preparations for the Friday Presidential inauguration, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase,..

Contractors seal off FHA over N750m debt

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

There was a protest at the headquarters of the Federal Housing Authority on Tuesday in..

Gaidam sacks cabinet, political appointees

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, on Wednesday dissolved the state executive council after a marathon meeting..

Blair resigns as Mideast peace envoy – Source

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has submitted his resignation as Middle East peace envoy..

Aregbesola laments increasing rate of children abduction

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has lamented the increasing cases of kidnapping of children..

Level of Bama’s destruction shocks Shettima

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday expressed shock at the level of destruction in..

Jonathan, N’Assembly settle constitution amendment rift

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to sign the amendment to the 1999 Constitution passed by..

Protect NGF, Amaechi urges incoming govs

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, on Wednesday urged incoming governors not to allow anybody..

Borno pastor writes Buhari, canvasses northern Christian Speaker

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

A Borno State-born Pastor, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, on Wednesday wrote President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on the need..

Executive, legislature feud, an embarrassment to Nigeria – Tambuwal

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday deplored the frosty relationship..

We closed Benin, Asaba airports for safety reasons – Minister

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, on Thursday said the Federal Government downgraded and closed..

Fuel subsidy breeds corruption, says Niger gov

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

WORRIED by the incessant fuel crises facing the country, Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has..

AMCON recovers N3.2tn non-performing loans

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

Out of the N5.6tn worth of non-performing loans acquired from the banking system five years..

Fulani herdsmen kill 96 people in Benue

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

At least, 96 people were killed in Benue State when several villages were attacked by..

Lassa fever patient dies after visiting Liberia

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

More than seven months after Thomas Eric Duncan, the first case of the Ebola Virus..

Executive, legislature feud embarrassing, says Tambuwal

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Category: News | May 28, 2015

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday deplored the frosty..

PDP will bounce back, says Yuguda

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has expressed confidence that the People Democratic Party will..

IPMAN crisis worsened fuel scarcity – President

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The in-house tussle for the leadership of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria aggravated..

Absence of legislative arm, setback for ECOWAS – Ekweremadu

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, Senator Ike..

Drunken driver, others escape death in Lekki accident

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Four persons cheated death on Wednesday after the driver of a Toyota Camry crashed into..

N’Delta groups shut Agip’s facilities

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Two oilfields run by Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, a unit of Italian oil major,..

Soy supplements won’t ease asthma — Study

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a..

Jonathan’s actions, energy crisis hindering smooth transition – ACF

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Wednesday in Kaduna berated President Goodluck Jonathan..

Plaintiff, lawyer’s absence stalls anti-Buhari inauguration suit

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The suit filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the inauguration of..

A project to turn corpses into compost

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The body of the tiny 78-year-old woman, gray hair falling over stiffened shoulders, was brought..

Buhari: Past imperfect, future tense

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

When Dr. Goodluck Jonathan completes his last day in office today, he will be walking..

Buhari’s meeting with British PM embarrassing – PDP

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Category: Politics | May 27, 2015

The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday, condemned the recent visit..

Reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death, while stroke isn’t far behind. Protect..

Balotelli will stay at Liverpool

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, his agent Mino..

Children’s Day: A vote for vernacular

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

No doubt, children are a blessing to anyone who is fortunate enough to have them…

‘Moderate’drinking might harm older people’s hearts — Study

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

‘Moderate’ drinking might harm your heart if you’re a senior citizen, a new study suggests…

Onasanya set to retire as First Bank GMD

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mr. Bisi..

Buhari to implement new revenue formula

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will have to obtain approval for the draft new revenue formula and..

Financial literacy for kids

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

Its children’s week and many parents across the world and indeed Nigeria are celebrating the..

Buhari’s inauguration, a new dawn for Nigeria –Fasanmi

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Category: Politics | May 27, 2015

First Republic senator, Chief Ayo Fasanmi, has restated his support for the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari,..

PENGASSAN faults SURE-P operations

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has said the Subsidy Reinvestment..

Health tip: Reducing your risk of motion sickness

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The dizzy, nauseous and uncomfortable sensations of motion sickness can make travel unbearable. The Cleveland..

Senate presidency: Lawan’s group to unveil 40 members

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Category: Politics | May 27, 2015

The Senate Unity Forum, on Wednesday, pledged to make public a list of 40 of..

Nigeria, others purchase one million Total’s solar lamps

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

French oil major, Total, said it had sold one million solar lamps in Nigeria and..

Ondo to build more mega schools

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

In a bid to standardise education sector in the state, the Ondo State Governor, Dr…

UEFA calls for FIFA election to be postponed

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Category: Sports | May 27, 2015

UEFA has called for Friday’s FIFA presidential election to be postponed amid FBI allegations of..

Best practices of talent retention, employee compensation

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

IFE ADEDAPO writes on how firms can retain their best talents and motivate employees High..

Seven Energy delivers gas to Alaoji power plant

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

Nigerian integrated gas company, Seven Energy International Limited, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Accugas, has..

Politicians and campaign attire

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Category: News | May 27, 2015

The past elections left me with some lasting impressions. I noticed that in the various..

Oshoala tops Falcons list for World Cup

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Category: Sports | May 27, 2015

Newly-crowned BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala tops the list of 23 players..

Thunder Balogun FC beat Leo

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Category: Sports | May 27, 2015

Teslim Thunder Balogun Football Club of Ikorodu on Sunday defeated Leo club, also of Ikorodu..

Customs agents, freight forwarders disagree over practitioners’ fee

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

The operation of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria has over..

SHI, NLNG train 57 Nigerian engineers in S’Korea

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

In a bid to drive the local content policy of the Federal Government in the..

Mansard Insurance announces 12% turnover growth

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

Mansard Insurance Plc says it recorded a gross premium of N7.02bn in the three months..

NCS advises NAC on abandoned vehicles

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Category: Business | May 27, 2015

The Nigeria Customs Service has called on the National Automotive Council to work out the..

Colleagues congratulate Memuletiwon

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Category: Sports | May 27, 2015

Nigerian Sports Editors Guild, the umbrella body of the managers of sports of the country’s..