Monday August 31st, 2015
Monday August 31st, 2015
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#StarMusicTrek: Sean Tizzle weds on stage

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See photos of talented artiste, Sean Tizzle created a spot of drama onstage at the weekend during Star Music Trek finale when he carried out a mock wedding onstage while performing his hit track “Perfect Gentleman”.

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12 finalists chase millions in Art competition

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Some of the finalists during a retreat at AAF HQ, lagos

Who would dare to tell what the future holds for a nation? It becomes more difficult when the country in question is Nigeria, with all her complexities, political upheavals, menace of terrorism, high rate of unemployment, etc. Predicting in visual form, the future histories of Nigeria, is the herculean task before the 12 finalists of the National Arts Competition, NAC, who were unveiled penultimate week at the Lagos Bar of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, Lagos.

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2015 Badagry Festival: Calls for end to modern slavery in Africa

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Gen Ishola Williams speaking on African traditional Religion as Foundation, while Mere Jah Evejah(L) and Chiefs from Badagry listen

Looking at the exploits of Toussaint L’ouverture whose military genius and political acumen transformed an entire society of slaves into the independent black state of Haiti, the speakers, argued that there is the urgent need for Africans to forge closer ties between them for the development of their motherland in order to address the present political, economic and leadership crisis ravaging the African countries, which has forced many Africans, especially professionals to migrate to European land in search of greener pastures where they are being enslaved again.

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3 feared dead, 20 wounded as pro-Biafra group, security agents clash in Anambra

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*Members of Biafra Zionist Movement during a procession shortly before the re-declaration of independence of Biafra Republic by the group in Enugu, yesterday.

THREE persons were feared dead and about twenty others wounded on Sunday when members of a new pro- Biafra group, the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and security operatives engaged in a shootout in Onitsha.

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Bayelsa: Dickson has failed, Alaibe is our next governor – Brambaifa

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A Former Senator, John Brambaifa from Bayelsa State has accused Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of failing the people of the State in the last 4 years he had presided over the affairs of the State.

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Ambode commissions 20 mobile care units , 26 transport ambulances

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Monday, commissioned 20 Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Ambulances and 26 Transport Ambulances, saying it was in fulfillment of his administration’s commitment to bring quality healthcare service closer to the people particularly during emergency situations.

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New Ebola case in Sierra Leone sets back efforts to beat epidemic

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A woman who died last week in northern Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola, the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) said Monday, in a setback for the country’s bid to gain Ebola-free status.

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Electricity: CPC summons DISCOs over ‘crazy bills’

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Inundated with consumer complaints, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has summoned all electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in the country to a hearing on alleged outrageous billings, based on estimated consumption.

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Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory

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At least five people died and another six were injured on Monday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain, local authorities said.

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Wike’s probe, a silly distraction – Amaechi

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Former Governor of River State, Rotimi Amaechi on Monday described the panel set up by his successor, Nyesom Wike to probe his administration as a silly distraction to deceive the public. In a press statement released by the former governor’s office, Amaechi said probe was an attempt to distort his statement on the amount of

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Liverpool sign Nigerian starlet Awoniyi

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Taiwo Awonity of Nigeria celebrates after scoring against Uruguay during his FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 football match in Sharjah on November 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / STR

Liverpool signed teenage Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi on Monday and immediately sent him out on loan to German club FSV Frankfurt.

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Prioritize electricity to help artisans, Achie Abia tasks Buhari

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One of the works by Achie Abia titled, ‘Broad Street’

One of the household names and self made artist from Eket in Akwa Ibom State, Achie Abia, has called on the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari to consider electricity as a priority for Nigerian economy to have a facelift. Achie, who can be regarded as an exponent of bone art said that irregular power supply to run business in Nigeria has forced many entreprenuers to seek other menial means of survival or even indulge in crime.

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Masquerades invade church, flog pastors, worshipers

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A Church service was reportedly disrupted by four masquerades who flogged the pastors and the worshipers in Epinmi Akoko area of Ondo state.

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Ohanaeze appeals to Ndigbo for calm over skewed appointments

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(FILES)- A March 2, 2012 file photo shows an Ohafia cultural troupe entertaining bystanders during the burial of Nigeria's secessionist leader Odumegwu Ojukwu at his native Nnewi country home, in Anambra State eastern Nigeria. Odumegwu Ojukwu, who championed the campaign for an independent Republic of Biafra in eastern Nigeria in the 1960s culminating in a 30-month civil war which left more than a million dead was buried at his Nnewi family home in Anambra State. Its name is synonomous with the declaration of independence and updates on the brutal conflict that followed, but nearly 50 years after Nigeria's civil war, Radio Biafra is again making headlines. AFP PHOTO

Following the outrageous outcries that have greeted the recent appointments made by President Muhammad Buhari, Secretary General,apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, has called on Ndigbo to remain calm in the present circumstance of unexplainable and skewed pattern of appointments which has completely excluded Ndigbo from key strategic positions in the Federal Government.

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2nd Niger Bridge: Apologise to Nigerians now, not me, Oshimhole tells Onolememen

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has insisted that he will not back down on his claim that the Jonathan administration expended N140 billion on the yet to be completed 2nd Niger Bridge in Anambra State.

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Songs of Miracles places God above all

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Looking at the contemporary issues in our society, one will discover that many live their lives without acknowledging the giver of life, appreciating life itself or even knowing how to live a fulfilled life. This situation has given many inspirational writers a great concern. It was as a result of this situation that a young and determined Nigerian poet, Dr.Chukwunyere S.D.Chukwu came out with a new book titled, Songs of miracles.

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Buhari is a President of the North – Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said a critical look at President Mohammadu Buhari operation since his emergence in May 29, 2015, portrays him as a president of the Northern Nigeria only.

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PHOTOS: Civil servants prostrate, beg Fayose over lateness

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State Governor, on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to civil servants in the state (story), see photos of how some of the civil servants who came late to work during his visit begged the governor for forgiveness.

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Frequent recess by NASS is normal – NILS DG

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The Director-General, National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), Dr. Ladi Hamalai, has said that the frequency with which members of the National Assembly go on recess is not unusual and will not affect the enactment of laws.

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‘A Sinner in Mecca’ documents gay Muslim pilgrimage

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It is a rebuke of Saudi Arabia and its strict Wahhabi form of Islam, but it is also deeply personal — a man trying to reconcile his faith with his sexuality. From that perspective which includes footage of his wedding to his American husband in New York, millions of Muslims will likely find “A Sinner in Mecca” provocative if not offensive.

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Police man dies, 90 wounded in Ukraine parliament clashes

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A 25-year-old Ukrainian National Guard officer died on Monday after being shot in the heart in clashes between protesters and police outside parliament, officials said. “He died on the operating table,” a spokeswoman for the National Guard, Svitlana Pavlovska, told AFP. Interior ministry advisor Anton Gerashchenko said the victim was a 25-year-old conscript, adding that some of the protesters had used guns in addition to grenades.

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Buhari congratulates D’Tigers for winning African Basketball Championship

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, on their victory over Angola in Sunday’s final of the FIBA Africa Basketball Championship in Tunisia.

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Pandemonium in Ogun, as rival cults clash

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Barely 24 hours, after the Ogun State Police Command picked 84 suspected cultists in Ado-odo/Ota council area, no fewer than two people were on Monday, feared killed in a bloody confrontation between rival cult groups in the state.

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Nigerian, 3 Canadians, Pakistani among dead in Saudi fire

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Saudi authorities said Monday that a Nigerian woman, three Canadians and one Pakistani were among 10 people killed in a fire at a residential complex rented by oil giant Saudi Aramco at the weekend.

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Boko Haram kills nearly 80 in Borno

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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead nearly 80 people in separate attacks on three villages at in Nigeria’s restive northeast Borno state at the weekend, a vigilante and residents said Monday.

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Breaking news: Akpabio escapes death in Abuja auto crash

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Immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has been admitted at the National Hospital Abuja after being involved in a motor accident this morning.

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Workers scamper, as Fayose pays unscheduled visit to State Secretariat

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State Governor, has frowned at the lateness to work of civil servants in the state, warning them to shun every act of lateness and truancy.

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Drunk football fanatics to face charges for fighting Italian police

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Drunken Feyenoord fans who rioted on Rome’s famous Piazza di Spagna in February will not be prosecuted for damaging a landmark 17th-century fountain, Dutch prosecutors said on Monday. Forty-four supporters of the Rotterdam club will, however, still face charges for fighting with Italian police ahead of a Europa League clash with home club AS Roma, said Jeichien de Graaf.

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Huge transfer fees spark concerns in Germany

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Kevin de Bruyne’s record transfer to Manchester City earned Wolfsburg a reported 79.8 million euros (£58 million, $89.3 million), but there are concerns here about the drain of Bundesliga talent to England. De Bruyne is just one of several German league stars tempted by Premier League cash before the closure of the transfer window in Germany on Monday.

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Thugs invade Delta community, destroy houses

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THE leadership crisis at oil_rich Odimodi community, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta ‎ State, degenerated, weekend, with thugs belonging to one of the factions razing several houses in the town. 

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Rochas appeals to Buhari to consider South East in his appointments

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Imo state Governor and Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor’s Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that it is too early to begin to judge Buhari’s intention on his appointments and that as far as he is concerned, the president had executed what the office empowers him to do.

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IGP reduces orderlies attached to Govs from 150 to 62

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In line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, penultimate Friday, that the Inspector-General of Police should prune the number of policemen attached to dignitaries, and redeploy all policemen withdrawn from the role to regular police duties, the IGP, Solomon Arase, has reduced the numbers of Policemen attached to Governors, from 150 to 62.

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