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Okowa backs establishment of Modular Refineries »

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said the establishment of Modular Refineries will not only create jobs for teeming unemployed youths but will make petroleum products…

February 12, 2016, 3:18 pm / No Comment / Read More »
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N/Delta: Chevron, IITA partner to train 40 youths in agriculture »

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, had concluded arrangement to train 40 youths from the Niger Delta region in agriculture. Mr Deji Haastrup, General Manager,…

February 11, 2016, 10:06 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »
Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu with the Vice Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy and Member of the German Parliament, Mr. Uwe Beckmeyer during a meeting at the NNPC Towers Abuja…Thursday

Germany signals interest in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas »

Nigeria’s quest to expand its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market into Europe received a major boost on Thursday as a visiting German trade delegation indicated the country’s burgeoning desire for…

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Sanction governors who fail to conduct LG polls – Ndoma-Egba tells Buhari »

Senator Victor Ndoma Egba

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to sanction state governors who failed to conduct local government elections at the appropriate…

February 12, 2016, 9:10 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Mother of 3 excretes 80 wraps of cocaine at Abuja airport »

FILE PHOTO: Cocaine Wraps

Saidat Hassan, 48, and mother of three children, on Friday, allegedly excreted 80 wraps of white powdery substances that tested…

February 12, 2016, 9:02 pm / No Comment / Read More »

King’s son loses N6.5m to contractor »

Igbosere Magistrates' court

Paul Iyoghojie An aluminium installation specialist, Bolakale Yekini, 47, has been arrested by the police at Ikoyi Division, Ikoyi, Lagos…

February 12, 2016, 8:48 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Buhari eulogises Olubadan, as body is interred »

ce President, Yemi Osinbajo and

GBENRO ADESINA/IBADAN President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday called on Nigerians to emulate the exemplary lifestyle of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade I…

February 12, 2016, 8:29 pm / No Comment / Read More »
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Sports

Young boxers gear up for GOtv Boxing NextGen Search »

CEO Flykites Productions, Jenkins Ajumona (middle)   introducing boxers to the media in an event before the first edition of GOtv Boxing Night

Ahead of the maiden GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, holding between 17 and 18 February, young boxers have been visiting the Secretariat of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) to obtain forms for registration. GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, which is being organised under…

February 12, 2016, 8:02 pm / No Comment / Read More »

FIFA slams 12 years ban on Valcke »

Jerome Valcke

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans Joachim Eckert has banned Mr Jérôme Valcke, former Secretary General of FIFA, for 12 years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on national and international levels. The ban comes into…

February 12, 2016, 6:49 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Messi wins Spain’s player of the month first time ever »

FILE PHOTO: Lionel Messi poses with his unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named Spain’s player of the month – the first time he has won the award. The prize has only been given out since the 2013-14 season, but five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi had not won any of the previous…

February 12, 2016, 5:21 pm / No Comment / Read More »

African players begin race for ITTF World Cup slots in Sudan »

•Aruna Quadri with ITTF Award in Dubai yesterday

The stage is set and the players have started arriving Khartoum in Sudan for the 2016 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup, which serves as qualifiers for the ITTF World Cups. Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria and Congo Brazzaville are presenting two players each in the men and…

February 11, 2016, 10:24 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Doping scandal: Nestle, IAAF part ways »

President of IAAF, Sebastian Coe

Global food and beverage company Nestle has become the latest brand to end its sponsorship with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) following the organisation’s doping scandal. The Swiss company said it had taken the decision with “immediate effect” amid concerns that the issues…

February 11, 2016, 10:01 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Columns

A Story Around Mama Dawes »

Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati Teachers are the most important persons in anyone’s life. Teachers teach us everything that we know. They inspire us. They leave their…

February 12, 2016, 12:20 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »

The Pains of Buhari’s London Gaffe »

President Muhammadu Buhari: There is a cabal of corruption at work 'under his nose', says IPMAN

By ‘Remi Oyeyemi During my days at the Great University of Ife (Great Ife), the Obafemi Awolowo Hall (popularly called Awo Hall) was always an…

February 12, 2016, 11:19 am / 6 Comments / Read More »

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National President Muhammadu Buhari being presented with a letter from the President of Equatorial Guinea by the Special Envoy of the Equatorial Guinea, Mr, Juan A.B. Nchuchuma during a courtesy visit by the Special Envoy to the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE. FEB 12 2016.

Buhari lauds ECCAS’ support for war against insurgency

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will partner with the eleven-member Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and her neighbours of the menace of Boko Haram. Speaking at the State House Abuja…

February 12, 2016, 8:56 pm / Read More »
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Cameroon soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram fighters

Cameroon soldiers killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters after launching a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi that also resulted in the death of one soldier, a senior military official said. At least…

February 12, 2016, 2:17 pm / Read More »
Editorial Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole

Wake Up Call As Lassa Fever Ravages Nigeria

If the Nigerian government continues with this level of lacklustre attitude and blame game concerning Lassa fever, then Nigerians should be ready to experience the recent tragedy that befell Liberia and a few other neighbours when…

January 22, 2016, 12:06 pm / Read More »
2015 Election Senator Aisha Alhassan also known as Mama Taraba

Mama Taraba loses at Supreme Court

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja The hope of Nigeria having the first female elected governor was finally dashed by the Supreme Court on Thursday morning with the validation of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Taraba State. The court…

February 11, 2016, 3:53 pm / Read More »
Body Confidence by Sharon J. Akinyemi Sharon Jane Akinyemi

FLEX AND STRETCH

“How come you are able to touch the floor with your palms and without your knees bent? I wish I could do the same, how do you do that successfully?” I asked Carol my client. And…

January 22, 2016, 6:19 pm / Read More »
Entertainment Ibinabo Fiberisima

Breach of contract, cheating: Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberisima fined N10m

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt The Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court slammed N10 million fine on Nollywood actress and former President Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberisima in a suit instituted against her and…

February 9, 2016, 11:44 am / Read More »
Music Kanye West

Kanye West takes shots at Wiz Khalifa in Twitter fight

Max B enthusiast Wiz Khalifa didn’t take kindly to Kanye West changing the name of his album from SWISH to WAVES last night. “Max B is the wavy one,”Wiz wrote. “He created the wave. There is no wave without…

January 28, 2016, 3:16 am / Read More »
Concerts & Events llam-new-artwork(press)

American music star, Ciara to feature in Darey’s Lagos concert

Funsho Arogundade R&B superstar Darey Art Alade has revealed that the third edition of his highly anticipated concert, Love Like a Movie will hold on 28 February and will feature International Grammy award winning superstar, Ciara.…

February 3, 2016, 9:41 pm / Read More »

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