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Football Transfer Rumours: Manchester United In For Bruno Martins Indi?

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The Mill is a believing sort. Really easily led. So when Louis van Gaal spoke up for his left-back last month, the Mill bought it. It didn’t expect to see him linked with a different left-back for weeks and weeks. Three weeks, as it turns out. LVG’s call for the England...

CAN Accuses INEC Of Plotting To Disenfranchise Nigerian Christians

5 years ago /
Religion 

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is deliberately planning to shut out Christians in the country from voting in the 2015 general elections. The President of CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, who stated this at the association’s national executive council meeting in Abuja on...

INEC Approves Distribution Of PVCs In 8 States

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) should commence in all local government areas of Kano, Edo, Plateau, Ogun and Imo states from November 7 to 9. The daily bulletin of the commission, issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the approval was given at...

Bomb Blast Aboard Egyptian Train Kills 4 Including Two Egyptian Policemen

5 years ago /
International News 

A bomb planted in a train killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded 11 other people when it exploded at a station in the Nile Delta province of Menufia late on Wednesday, state television said. Egypt has faced a growing Islamist insurgency since July 2013 when the army ousted elected Islamist President...

Wike Appeals To Other Aspirants To Concentrate On How PDP Can Win Rivers In 2015

5 years ago /
Nation 

In a quick reaction, former minister of state for Education, Nyesom Wike has described calls for his disqualification by sixteen other governorship aspirants on the platform of the PDP in Rivers State as the antics of persons who were never prepared for the governorship race. Nyesom Wike appealed to the other...

EU Condemns Attacks On Libya's Monuments Of Cultural Heritage

5 years ago /
International News 

The European Union (EU) has condemned repeated attacks against monuments of cultural heritage and infrastructure across Libya, the country's media reported on Wednesday. The spokesperson of the High Representative for EU foreign policy, Catherine Ray, said in Tripoli. According to Libyan media reports, Ray issued the statement in reaction to the disappearance...

Rivers: Disqualify Wike, 16 Governorship Aspirant Tells PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

All but one of the 17 governorship aspirants who took part in the ward congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers state want the exercise cancelled. The 16 aspirants also want the national working committee to dissolve the states delegates election committee and conduct a fresh congress under the umbrella...

Gov. Orji Promise To Complete Abia NUJ Secretariat Before 2015

5 years ago /

Abia state Governor  Theodore Orji on Tuesday  renewed his pledge to complete the Abia State chapter of the Nigeria Union Journalists(NUJ) secretariat project he started in Umuahia, the State capital before the end of his tenure in 2015.  Orji stated  this after being conferred with the award of “ Man of...

Nigerian Senate: Plenery Adjourned For Second Day As PDP Caucus Members Hold Emergency Meeting

5 years ago /
Nation 

Lawmakers in the Nigerian senate gave bite to their threat to cripple legislative activities on Wednesday by adjourning plenary abruptly for the second day to allow the PDP caucus enter into an emergency meeting. What is stirring crisis in the senate is the issue of automatic ticket for PDP lawmakers in...

Central States To Experience Cloudy Conditions And Localised Thunderstorms Today - NiMet

5 years ago /
Environment 

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Wednesday predicted partly cloudy to cloudy conditions in the central states with chances of localised thunderstorms in the morning and evening of Thursday.  This prediction is contained in a Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office (CFO) in Abuja. According to the NiMet forecast, when a...

APC Is The Party To Beat In 2015 - Buhari

5 years ago /
Politics 

Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has urged eligible voters not to allow apathy to stop them from collecting their permanent voter cards to ensure they voted in 2015 general elections. Buhari made the appeal on Wednesday in Katsina during his mobilization tour to urge his supporters to collect and register for the new...

Missing Mexican Journalist's Body Found Riddled With Bullets

5 years ago /
International News 

Jesús Antonio Gamboa Urías, a Mexican journalist who edited the online news site Nueva Prensa, was found dead a week after being abducted. His body, riddled with gunshots, was found in a village near the city of Los Mochis, in the north-western state of Sinaloa, which is one of Mexico's most...

Hazard My Shining Light - Mourinho

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Manager Jose Mourinho singled Eden Hazard out for special praise after Chelsea rallied from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Group G rivals Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Premier League leaders, unbeaten in 16 matches in total this season, were lacklustre in the first half and a...

FG Approves Use Of $495m IDA Credit To Boost Nationwide Irrigation

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the use of the $495 million (about N77 billion) credit it secured from the International Development Association (IDA) to boost irrigation nationwide. The Minister of State for Finance, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, stated this when he briefed State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council...

Manuel Pellegrini: 'City Suffering Crisis Of Confidence'

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side are suffering from a crisis of confidence after they suffered a humiliating 2-1 home defeat by CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. A woeful performance underpinned by dreadful defending, poor discipline and a lack of character caused a loss that City could ill-afford as they...

Women In Politics Are More Reliable Than Their Male Counterparts - Obasanjo

5 years ago /

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said women in politics are more reliable than their male counterparts; hence they should be given more positions of authority to en­sure the nation’s growth. Obasanjo said this yesterday, while receiving the leadership of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in his hilltop residence in Abeokuta. The...

Nigeria Has Fifth Strongest Army In Africa

5 years ago /
Security 

The Global Fire Power ranking (GFP) measures countries’ military strength and gives a power index number in order to compare them to other countries. Below are the countries with the most powerful militaries in Africa. 1. Egypt Egyptian military is the strongest among other countries in Africa due to the sheer size...

Barca, Bayern, PSG, Porto Advance

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Porto all qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with Lionel Messi setting another personal milestone. Messi scored both goals – one with a header for only the fourth time in the competition – as Barca beat Ajax 2-0 to equal Raul's record...

NPFL: Ibrahim’s Brace Hands Giwa FC Vital 2-1 Win Against Wasteful Sharks FC

5 years ago /
Sports  

Shuaibu Ibrahim on Wednesday in Abuja scored a brace to hand Giwa Football Club of Jos a vital 2-1 win against Sharks FC of Port Harcourt. The match was a 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) rescheduled week 33 match. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the game was rescheduled...

Jay Z Buys Armand De Brignac Champagne Brand

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Entertainment 

US music mogul Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z, has bought the Armand de Brignac champagne brand. New York wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands said it had sold the luxury brand to the rapper for an undisclosed amount. The champagne, also known as "Ace of Spades", is produced in the...