Thursday July 24th, 2014
Thursday July 24th, 2014
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Gunmen kill 2, abduct pregnant woman, burn houses in Taraba

  /   in Breaking-news 6:30 pm   /   Comments

File Photo

Gunmen on Friday attacked Kashimbilla community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba, killing two persons and kidnapping two women, including a pregnant lady.

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CBN, Lagos office on fire

  /   in Breaking-news 6:37 pm   /   Comments

The office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in Lagos is on fire at the moment, according to report and photos shared on the social media.

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Jonathan sacks Sports minister, appoints Dr. Danago

  /   in Breaking-news, News, Sports 12:08 pm   /   Comments

*Abdullahi

President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi of his job.

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Nelson Mandela is dead

  /   in Breaking-news, News 10:56 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

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Kidnapped Anglican Archbishop freed

  /   in Breaking-news, News 10:17 pm   /   Comments

The Archbishop of the Niger Delta North Diocese of the Anglican Church, Most Reverence Ignatius Kattey, kidnapped by some gunmen, was released Saturday night, according to the police.

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Dillish wins Big Brother The Chase!

  /   in Breaking-news, Entertainment 7:58 pm   /   Comments

Dillish hugs Cleo in happy tears...

Dillish Matthews from Namibia has won the 2013 Big Brother Africa – The Chase. She goes home with $300, 000.

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Former NADECO chieftain, Wahab Dosunmu is dead

  /   in Breaking-news, News, SMS News alert 12:52 am   /   Comments

FORMER chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and Second Republic minister, Dr Wahab Dosunmu, is dead. He died at a United States of America hospital Sunday night after a brief illness.  He was aged 74. Details of his death were sketchy as of press time. The late politician was one of those who fought

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Senate backs emergency rule

  /   in Breaking-news, SMS News alert 2:54 pm   /   Comments

Against all expectations, the Nigerian Senate Tuesday,unanimously backed the state of emergency slammed on Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states last week, by President Goodluck Jonathan, following what was seen as ceaseless and senseless killings of people in the affected states by Boko Haram Islamist group.

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Army begins offensive against Boko Haram, raids Sambisa camp

  /   in Breaking-news, News, SMS News alert 12:34 pm   /   Comments

*Soldiers

Nigeria has begun an offensive against Boko Haram Islamists, raiding camps in a remote northeastern park, while more than 2,000 troops have been deployed to retake territory seized by the insurgents, a military source told AFP Thursday.

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7 feared dead as building collapses in Umuahia

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Sympathisers and rescue workers at 4, Mogaji Lane off Johnson Street, behind SCOA Building, Idumota, Lagos where a four-storey building collapsed, Tuesday night.  10 persons were killed in the collapsed structure while several others remained trapped in it yesterday. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA – Seven persons were feared dead when a building under construction in Agbama area of Umuahia, the capital of Abia State collapsed yesterday night at about 8 o’clock. It was gathered that an unspecified number of people are still trapped in the rubble as the Red Cross, a construction firm and security

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JAMB releases 2013 UTME results

  /   in Breaking-news, SMS News alert 1:21 pm   /   Comments

Some candidates during Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.

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Two-month-old baby, 4 kids slaughtered in Plateau

  /   in Breaking-news, News 4:32 pm   /   Comments

Attackers, including some dressed as soldiers have killed 10 members of the same family with half of the victims under the age of six, an official in central Plateau state said Friday.

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Court grants Pistorius R1m bail

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Bail for murder-accused South African sprint star Oscar Pistorius was set at one million rand ($112,770) by Pretoria magistrate Desmond Nair on Friday.

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Gunmen kidnap six foreigners, demand $1.3m ransom

  /   in Breaking-news, News 12:00 pm   /   Comments

Gunmen who stormed an oil service ship in southern Nigeria have kidnapped six foreigners and demanded a $1.3 million ransom for their release, police told AFP.

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Veteran actor Justus Esiri dies!

  /   in Breaking-news, Home Video People   /   Comments

Late Esiri and son Dr Sid

Just when everyone thought the rampaging spirit of death would atleast give the entertainment industry a break another solid entertainer and popular actor Justice Esiri has passed on.

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns

  /   in Breaking-news, News 12:22 pm   /   Comments

*Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries.

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Plane carrying Guinean military officials crashes in Liberia

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A plane carrying a military delegation from Guinea to attend ceremonies for an annual armed forces day in Liberia crashed Monday in the Liberian town of Charlesville, Monrovia said.

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French govt endorses Nigerian varsity in Republic of Benin

  /   in Breaking-news, Education 10:12 pm   /   Comments

The Littoral University community gathered recently at Shito Seme to commemorate the endorsement by the government of Republic of Benin for the school to kick off as a full fledge university system after several years of struggle to upgrade its status from the School of Part Time.

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B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G News: NAFDAC office on fire

  /   in Breaking-news, News 9:35 pm   /   Comments

Fire is presently ravaging the Lagos head office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

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 Kaduna church bombing sparks reprisals 

  /   in Breaking-news 12:40 pm   /   Comments

A suspected suicide attacker slammed a car bomb into a church during services on Sunday in the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing two other people and sparking reprisal attacks by Christians.

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At least 3 killed in new Kaduna church blast

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An attacker attempted to slam a car bomb into a church during service on Sunday, killing at least three people, including himself, while wounding others, a rescue official said on Sunday.

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B-r-e-a-k-i-n-g News : Catholic Church in Kaduna Bombed

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An explosion, suspected to be suicide attack, this morning rocked the St. Rita Catholic Church in Ungwar Yero area of Kaduna metropolis. The attack occured around 8:50 AM during the morning mass. It was gathered that the officiating priest was seriously injured

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Emerging economies pledge to give IMF billions

  /   in Breaking-news 8:19 pm   /   Comments

In their bid to have increased voice in the affairs of IMF and the World Bank, emerging economies ministers of finance yesterday said they are ready to pledge increased funding to bolster the International Monetary Fund’s crisis-fighting war chest, though Brazil was holding out for promises that their voting power at the global body would increase from now on.

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