Wednesday August 20th, 2014
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
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Waziri of Kano, Isa Waziri, dies at 88

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A member of the Kano Emirate Council and Waziri of Kano, Sheik Isa Waziri, is dead.

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Gunmen kill 42 in Yobe school attack

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KANO, July 6, 2013 (AFP) – Gunmen believed to be Islamists from Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgent group killed 42 people, mostly students, in an overnight attack on a secondary school in restive Yobe state, a medical worker and residents said Saturday.

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 South Africans fear worst for ‘critical’ Mandela

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Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remained in a critical condition in hospital on Monday, leaving millions in South Africa and across the world fearing the worst.

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Forlan keeps Uruguay alive as Nigeria downed

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Nigeria's footballers pose for the official picture before the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B football match against Tahiti, at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 17, 2013. (Standing L-R) Midfielder John Obi Mikel, defender Uwa Echijile, defender Efe Ambrose, defender Kenneth Omeruo, forward Anthony Ujah and midfielder Fegor Ogude. (First row, L-R) Forward Nnamdi Oduamadi, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Sunday Mba and defender Godfrey Oboabona.   AFP PHOTO

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan celebrated his record 100th appearance by scoring the winner as the South Americans beat Nigeria 2-1 to keep their Confederations Cup hopes alive here Thursday.

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Kidnapped 82-yr-old man buried alive in “evil forest”

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THE remains of an 82-year-old retired Inspector of Police, Elder Samuel Ekhoruyimen, who was allegedly abducted by some youths of Ewudu village in Ovia North- East Local Government Area of Edo State have been discovered in a forest near the village.

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UTME: Institutions review admission slots to 704,000

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Tertiary institutions across the country, yesterday, declared that they could only admit 704,000 students out of more than 740,000 candidates who are qualified to be given admission for the 2013/2014 academic year having scored 200 and above.

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N70,000 mysteriously turns to pieces of paper in Calabar

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Pension money withdrawn from a second generation bank by a 24-year-old woman for the upkeep of his ailing father mysteriously turned to pieces of newspapers after she alighted from a commercial taxi in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

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Confed Cup : Nigeria starts Mikel, Musa, Echiejile, others

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Starting line-ups in the Confederations Cup Group B match between Tahiti and Nigeria at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

Nigeria

Vincent Enyeama (capt); Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Uwa Echiejile; John Mikel Obi, Fegor Ogude, Sunday Mba; Agmed Musa, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Anthony Ujah

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Mandela’s wife thanks world for supporting ailing husband

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Nelson Mandela’s wife Graca Machel thanked the world on Monday for its messages of support for the ailing anti-apartheid icon which she said had eased “the burden of anxiety”.

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Mandela showing ‘sustained’ improvement – Zuma

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Nelson Mandela is showing a “sustained” improvement after more than a week in hospital battling a lung infection although his condition remains serious, South African President Jacob Zuma said Sunday.

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Ukrainian plane detained in Kano

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By Abdulsalam Muhammed Security agents have detained an Ukrainian cargo plane at the Kano International Airport for carrying suspected military hardware. Vanguard gathered that investigation is ongoing on the owners and the destination of the cargo. This is coming few weeks after weapons believed to belong to Hezbollah was uncovered in a building belonging to

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Pomp, protests as Confederations Cup begins

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Artists carry the national flags of some of the countries (L-R: Nigeria, Mexico, Japan, Italy and Spain) participating in the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, as they perform during the opening ceremony of the football tournament, at the National Stadium in Brasilia on June 15, 2013.    AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

With a flamboyant opening ceremony, Brazil raised the curtain on the Confederations Cup on Saturday, despite protests prior to kick-off at Brasilia’s newly-renovated Estadio Nacional.

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Rowhani wins Iran presidential election

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Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani has won Iran’s presidential election, the interior minister announced on Saturday, ending eight years of conservative grip on the nation’s executive.

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Nigerians need 17m houses to address accomodation problem – Okino

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LOKOJA —The General Manager, Kogi Investment and Properties Limited, KIPL, Alhaji. Moses Ado Okino has said that Nigerians needed about 17 million houses to address the issue of accommodation in the country.

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Highlife singer, Fatai Rolling Dollar dies @ 85

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One of Nigeria’s oldest surviving highlife musicians, Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju, popularly known as Fatai Rolling Dollar died, yesterday morning in Lagos.

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Unilag students protest high cost of living

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Students of the University of Lagos are protesting the high cost of living on campus. Vanguard gathered that the peaceful protest started yesterday, as the students bemoaned the high cost of food and other basic items on campus, saying it is disheartening that students are paying higher for food and other consumables than their prices outside

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Namibia coach quits 24hrs ahead of clash with Nigeria

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Roger Palmgren has quit as Namibia coach after receiving unspecified threats, the country’s football association said on Monday.

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Doctor mutilates baby’s corpse, removes eyes, tongue,private part

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The hospital

The Ogun State Police Command, yesterday, said it has arrested one Dr. Babawale Joshua who owned Ajike Medical Centre at 11, Adeyemi Street, Saka, Sango Ota, for suspected ritual activities and disrespect to the corpse of a 13-month-old baby who died in his hospital, Saturday.

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Tenant kills neighbour over electricity bill

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ENUGU — The Police in Enugu State have arrested a tenant identified as Uzodinma Eneh for allegedly stabbing his co-tenant, Prince Uzor, to death at their Aguabor residence in Trans Ekulu area of Enugu.

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Prayers for Mandela as family urged to ‘let him go’

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File photo: Nelson Mandela

The South Africa government on Monday said that Nelson Mandela remained in a serious but stable condition, two days after being taken to hospital with a lung infection.

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Former NADECO chieftain, Wahab Dosunmu is dead

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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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MASSOB: 6 feared killed, Police vehicle burnt in Onitsha

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No fewer than six persons were alleged to have been shot dead by security agencies in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, Saturday, during the MASSOB Sit-at-Home order which was believed to have recorded a partial success.

MASSOB claimed three of the six men killed were its members named Sunday Idom, Emeka Ibe and Okechukwu Okoro.

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Serena wins French Open

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Serena Williams won her second French Open title on Saturday, 11 years after her first triumph, defeating title-holder Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in a brief, but high-quality final.

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Mandela back in hospital in ‘serious but stable’ condition

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PRETORIA  - Nelson Mandela was back in hospital on Saturday in a “serious but stable” condition, triggering an outpouring of concern for South Africa’s beloved national hero at home and across the globe. Mandela, who turns 95 next month, was admitted to a Pretoria hospital in the early hours suffering a renewed lung infection, his fourth

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Keshi releases 23-man list for Confederations Cup

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All eight participating nations have now confirmed their squad lists for the FIFA Confederations Cup holding in Brazil this month.

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Leading South Africa scorer Benni McCarthy retires

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Benni McCarthy, South Africa’s all-time leading scorer and a one-time UEFA Champions League winner, announced his retirement Thursday.

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Agwai replaces Kontagora as SURE-P deputy chairman

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President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of General Martin Luther Agwai (rtd.) as the new Deputy Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).

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Kidnapped Pakistanis, ex-perm sec’s wife regain freedom in Bayelsa

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By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa Reprieve came the way of five Pakistani crew members kidnapped off the coast of Bayelsa State and the wife of the retired Permanent Secretary in the state,  Mrs. Anne Ziworitin following their release by their captors. While the abducted Pakistanis who  had spent twelve days in captivity were released at 2pm

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Kidnapped MD, son, released in Lagos

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The Police in Lagos , confirmed the release of Managing Director of Smartpoly Products Ltd and Tokslordmart Ltd, Mr Martins Adams, who was abducted Sunday, alongside his seven year-old son.

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Daughter accuses Dad, 57, of having sex with her

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Emotion ran high, Monday, at the Bar Beach Police Division, following revelation by a Primary 5 pupil of how her 57-year-old father had been having carnal knowledge of her in the last three months.

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Federation cup: NFA fixes June 11 as kick-off date

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The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Wednesday fixed June 11 as kick-off date for the 2013 Federation Cup.

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We were paid N200, N240 as compensation – Adamawa flood victims

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Some victims of last year’s flood in Adamawa State have claimed that they received paltry sums ranging between N200 and N240 as compensation from the government even after the Federal Government had released N500 million to them.

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