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Platini Will Not challenge Blatter For FIFA Presidency

4 years ago /
Sports  

Reports say that UEFA President Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football governing body FIFA.

Official: Tottenham Sign Federico Fazio

4 years ago /
Sports  

Tottenham have completed the signing of Federico Fazio from Sevilla after meeting the towering Argentine defender's buy-out clause.  

NPF Declares Man Wanted For N5.967M Fraud

4 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday declared one Hassan Jimoh Mustapha wanted for the offence of Criminal Breach of Trust, Theft by Servant, Fraud and Joint Act committed around May, 2014 at Abuja.

Nigeria's Economy Strong Amidst Security Concerns - NIPC

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Despite the security problem facing the country, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC has said the nation's economy still thrives after all.

Jonathan Directs CBN To Set Aside N50bn Agric Mechanisation Fund

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to set aside N50 billion as agricultural mechanisation intervention fund for farmers in the country.

FG Inaugurates $650m Abuja Medical City

4 years ago /
Health  Nation 

Health Minister, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday, inaugurated two committees to oversee the construction of a 1,687-bed hospital, valued at $650m in the Federal Capital Territory to make quality medical care for all categories of Nigerians.

Pastor Adeboye Thanks Fans For Reaching 2 Million Facebook Followers

4 years ago /
Religion 

Pastor EA Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has thanked his followers on facebook for hitting over two million likes on the social media platform.

 

Class Action Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against FIFA And U.S. Soccer Associations

4 years ago /
International News 

A Class Action Complaint on behalf of current and former soccer players has been filed against the Fèdèration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) along with other U.S.-based soccer associations for the alleged failure to adopt effective policies to evaluate and manage concussions. 

German Government To Decide On Sunday What Military Aid It Will Send To Kurdish Forces In Iraq

4 years ago /
International News 

The German government will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State militants in the north of the country, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.

4 Liberia Protesters Who Recently Broke Into Ebola Quarantine Centre Tests Positive

4 years ago /
International News 

The Minister of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Lewis G. Brown, has disclosed that four of the protesters, who recently broke into and ransacked the Ebola Quarantine Center in the West Point Township, have been tested positive of the Ebola virus.

Ebola: Air France Suspends Flights To Sierra Leone

4 years ago /
International News 

Air France said it was suspending its flights to Sierra Leone from Thursday because of an Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 1,400 people in West Africa.

Chevron's $10bn Escravos GTL Plant Produces First Liquids

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Chevron owned Escravos GTL has produced its first liquids, after being behind schedule for several years making Nigeria one of the few nations operating hi-tech Gas to Liquid (GTL) plants.

Poroshenko Says Roadmap Will Be Prepared To Stop Fighting In Ukraine

4 years ago /
International News 

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" will be prepared to end fighting between troops and pro-Russian separatists in the east.

 

Sheriff's Office: Military Jet Crashes In West Virginia

4 years ago /
International News 

A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia.    

Colombian Drug Baron Hitman Released After Serving 22 Years

4 years ago /
International News 

One of Colombia’s most notorious hired killers, John Jairo Velasquez accused of murdering presidential hopeful, Luis carols Galan in 1989, has been released from prison after serving 22 years of a 30 – year sentence.

Brazil's Rousseff Holding Lead Against Silva In Election Poll

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Environmentalist Marina Silva has narrowed President Dilma Rousseff's lead down to six percentage points in Brazil's presidential election race and would defeat her in a likely second-round runoff, a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

Islamic State Strengthens Control In Syria

4 years ago /
International News 

The Islamic State group's seizure of the Tabqa airbase in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa, after a five-day battle with the Syrian army, has raised fears the group could soon move deeper into the war-torn country.

Rotherham Child Abuse Report: 1400 Children Subjected To Sexual Abuse

4 years ago /
Security 

South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner Shaun wright is facing calls to resign after the publication of a report into widespread child abuse in Rotherham.

Update: UN MI-8 Military Helicopter Crash In South Sudan

4 years ago /
International News 

The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in south Sudan, with unconfirmed reports saying it was shot down.

Afghanistan Presidential Candidate Demanded Independent Investigation Into Concerns Of Vote Fraud

4 years ago /
International News 

Afghan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of vote fraud.