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I Won’t Appear Before Medical Panel - Suntai

4 years ago /
Politics 

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has said that he will not appear before the recently constituted medical panel set up by the state House of Assembly to determine his state of health. Mr. Josiah Sabo Kente, the speaker had set up a 5-man medical team to investigate the “true state...

Syrian Jets Bomb Rebels Near Lebanon's Arsal

4 years ago /
International News 

Syrian war planes have bombed several targets near the Lebanese border town of Arsal where hundreds of Syrian rebels are holed up. Syrian activists told Al Jazeera that several people were killed and wounded in Monday's air strikes on the mountainous area. Lebanon's National News Agency said that six Syrian jets attacked...

New ISIS Recording Urges Muslims to Kill Civilians in US-Led Coalition Countries

4 years ago /
International News 

A 42-minute audio recording by an ISIS spokesman was released on social media Sunday, in which the group calls on Muslims to kill civilians in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS, U.S.-led coalition. "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian,...

E-Payment Channel Transfers Grosses N10.85trn In 2013 – CBN

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said electronic payment channels so far are recording enormous growth with total transfers on the platform grossing N10.85 trillion in 2013. Electronic payments channels according to the CBN have been broadened with several options as online web payments, electronic funds transfer, various forms of...

Nasa’s Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars After Year-Long, 442 million-Mile Journey

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. 'This is such an incredible night,' said John Grunsfeld, Nasa's chief for science missions. Now the real...

Globacom Regains Second Position In Nigeria’s Telecom Market

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. and his companies, Glo Mobile and Glo 1 clinched all the major awards at the 10th edition of the annual Nigerian Telecom Awards held in Lagos on Saturday night. Adenuga bagged the 'Telecom Investor of the Decade' award while his companies, Glo Mobile and Glo...

FIFA ExCo Member: 2022 World Cup Will Not Be Held In Qatar

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, the Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger predicted on Monday. “I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar,” the German told Sport...

Ukraine Crisis: Military To Pull Back Artillery In The East

4 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says. The two sides agreed on Saturday to set up a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine, more than a fortnight after a ceasefire came into force. Although the truce is still in place, clashes have...

Federal Polytechnic Bida Niger State To Host NIPOGA 2014

4 years ago /
Nation 

The 18th edition of Nigeria Polytechnic Games Association (NIPOGA), has been scheduled to commence at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State. The event is scheduled to take place between November 5 and 15, 2014. The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule,  says necessary facilities have been provided for the success of...

Ebola Burial Team Attacked In Sierra Leone

4 years ago /
Health 

A team of health workers trying to bury Ebola victims has come under attack in Sierra Leone, as the country struggled through the second day of a nationwide curfew to help combat the virus. Police were called on Saturday to help the team in the village of Matainkay, 20km east of...

MPC Voting Pattern Exposes CBN’s Sensitivity To External Pressures

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The voting pattern which emerged at the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend shows the extent of the apex bank’s sensitivity to external pressures in its price and exchange rate stability management, moving forward, analysts said at the weekend. The implication of...

Dankwambo Appoints Prof. Ibrahim Umar As V-C, Gombe State University

4 years ago /
Education 

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Umar as Vice Chancellor of Gombe State University (GSU). Notice of the appointment is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Malam Abubakar Sammani, in Gombe on Friday. The statement quoted Sammani as saying the appointment...

Louis Van Gaal: Wayne Rooney To Play In Midfield For Manchester United

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Louis van Gaal has stated he is not “satisfied” with Wayne Rooney as a striker, believing Radamel Falcao is better in the position, and he has suggested the Manchester United captain may have to play in midfield, with the move implying Juan Mata is no longer first choice. United suffered a...

Football Transfer Rumours: Liverpool To Sign Manchester City’s Joe Hart?

4 years ago /
Sports  

Arsène Wenger is a visionary. The inventor of broccoli, passing and spectacular, unrivalled bottle-jobbery, he has already worked out what Arsenal need to do in the next transfer window, three months before it opens. It therefore comes as no surprise to learn that Wenger has moved with trademark sharpness to...

Ronaldinho Scores First Goal For Queretaro In Win Over Guadalajara

4 years ago /
Sports  

Ronaldinho scored his first goal for new club Queretaro when he converted a penalty early in the game to set them on their way to a 4-1 win at 10 man Guadalajara in the Mexican Apertura championship. Queretaro were awarded a fourth-minute penalty after the former Mexico and PSV Eindhoven defender...

Kick It Out Alerts Police After Mario Balotelli Was Racially Abused On Twitter

4 years ago /
Sports  

Anti-discrimination campaigners offered their support to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli after he was racially abused on Twitter. The 24-year-old Italian striker was bombarded with foul messages after he tweeted "Man Utd...LOL" in response to the club's shock 5-3 defeat at Leicester in the Premier League. Kick It Out have since contacted police...

2015 Election: President Jonathan Yet To Decide Sambo As His Running Mate

4 years ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Goodluck Jonathan the power to pick his running mate after his endorsement by all the party’s organs. Vice-President Namadi Sambo’s fate is hanging in the balance going by this decision. However, the PDP said since both men had been working together amicably since they...

Turkey Clamps Down On Syria Border After Kurdish Unrest

4 years ago /
International News 

Turkey has begun to close some of its border crossings with Syria after about 100,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country over the past two days. On Sunday Turkish security forces clashed with Kurds protesting in solidarity with the refugees. Some protesters were reportedly trying to go to Syria to fight Islamic...

Ogun Governor, Amosun, Is A Liar, Lagos APC Leader Says

4 years ago /
Politics 

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, Ademola Adeniji-Adele, has described the Ogun state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, as a lair based on the governor’s claims on a farm in Ogun State. Mr. Amosun, had while accusing his predecessor, Gbenga Daniel, of corruption, said the latter sold the...

Ogun 2015: Labour Party Leaders Pledge Loyalty To Gbenga Daniel

4 years ago /
Politics 

Some leaders of the Labour Party in Ogun State have declared their loyalty to ex-governor Gbenga Daniel in his ongoing talks with other parties. The leader of the Labour Party in the state, Gbenga Daniel, is said to be under pressure to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as part of...