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Suarez: Ballon d'Or Snub Is Strange

5 years ago /
Sports  

Eyebrows were raised when the European Golden Shoe winner for last season was omitted from Fifa's 23-strong list, which the Uruguayan cannot grasp. Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has admitted that he found it "strange" that he was not nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or. The 27-year-old was named PFA Players' Player of...

 

Student Found Dead After Halloween Party

5 years ago /
International News 

A female university student has been found dead after a Halloween party at a Liverpool nightclub. The 18-year-old's body was found by ambulance crews inside a property on Taggart Avenue on the Liverpool Hope University campus in the Childwall area of the city on Saturday evening. Police said they were treating her...

 

NSE Market Capitalisation Drops By N68bn

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened on Monday on a bearish trend with the market capitalisation dropping by N68 billion following losses by blue chip companies. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the market capitalisation lost N68 billion or 0.55 per cent to close at N12.368 trillion...

Hajj: NAHCON Returns 76,000 Pilgrims Back Home

5 years ago /
Religion 

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday that it has completed the transportation of all the 76,000 Nigerian pilgrims back to the country from Saudi Arabia.  A statement issued by Malam Uba Mana, the spokesman of the commission, said the last batch of 412  pilgrims from Kwara State...

Lagos Court Jails Youth Corps Member, 2 Others For Visa Scam

5 years ago /
Nation 

An Ikeja High Court on Monday sentenced a National Youth Service Corps member, Helen Bando, to one year imprisonment for using forged documents to process an Indian visa. The judge, Justice Olutoyin Ipaye, also jailed her accomplices — Samuel Obiakor and Segun Alimi — one year each. She sentenced the trio after...

Jonathan Ended 40 Years Of Corruption In Agric Sector, Says Minister

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan`s administration has, through its Agriculture Transformation Agenda, ended four decades of corruption in the sector. He said this on Monday in Abuja at the Public Affairs Forum, organised by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant...

South Africa Prosecutors Appeal Pistorius Verdict

5 years ago /
International News 

South African prosecutors on Tuesday filed an appeal against the sentence and conviction of star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who last month was sentenced to five years for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend. "Today, we announce that the NPA filed the application for leave to appeal both the conviction and sentence,"...

 

FG Expresses Worry Over States Refusal To Adopt Child Rights Act

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

The Federal Government on Monday expressed concern at the refusal of many of the states across the country to adopt the Child Rights Act. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Macjohn Nwaobiala, made this known in Abeokuta at the official opening session of the 60th National Council on Education...

 

It Is Morally Wrong To Withdraw Tambuwal's Security Apparatus - NBA

5 years ago /
Nation 

Mr Steven Nwoke, the  Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association in Sokoto State, says it is morally wrong for the police to withdraw security personnel attached to Speaker Aminu Tambuwal. Nwoke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Tuesday that the Speaker's defection to the opposition All Progressives...

Plateau Police Command Recovers 25 Stolen Vehicles, Arrests 4 Suspects

5 years ago /
Security 

The Plateau Police Command said on Monday that four men suspected to be specialists in car snatching and stealing of generators had been arrested. The suspects include a tailor, William Ezeudo, 30, and one Joseph Abel, who confessed to snatching cars at gunpoint for sale in Akwa–Ibom. The Commissioner of Police in...

 

Ex Tribune NUJ Chairman Joins House Of Assembly Race

5 years ago /
Nation 

Mr Tunde Ogunesan, the immediate past Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Tribune Chapel, has joined the house of assembly race in Oyo State. Ogunesan picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) PDP nomination form to contest for the Saki East House of Assembly seat in 2015. He told newsmen in Ibadan on...

ACD Pledges To Eradicate Poverty If Voted Into Power In 2015

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) has pledged to make eradication of poverty one of its top priorities if voted into power in 2015. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Nze Ikechukwu, said this in Abuja on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “Our party’s manifesto is...

 

2015 Elections: Acts Of Violence Will Not Be Tolerated - FG

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Federal Government said on Monday in Abuja that it was determined to ensure that acts of political violence were decisively dealt with ahead of 2015 general elections. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Sambo Dasuki, said this at a two-day workshop on security awareness orgainsed for the media by the...

Kano State Government Empowers 800 Registered Fish Farmers

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Kano State Government on Monday said it trained and empowered more than 800 registered fish farmers under its ‘Initiative Programme’ on fish production this year. Alhaji Mohammed Dankade, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano. Dankade said that...

Appeal Court Upholds FRSC’s Power To Enforce New Number Plates

5 years ago /
Transport  

The Court of Appeal, Lagos, has granted the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) the permission to go ahead with the new number plate. Justice Shagbaor Ikegh, gave the ruling in a judgment on Friday which was released to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the...

 

Lagos Lawmakers Urge President To Direct IGP To Restore Tambuwal’s Security

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) on Monday flayed the withdrawal of the security details of Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and urged President Goodluck Jonathan to order their reinstatement. Tambuwal, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, had his security details withdrawn on Thursday, on the orders of the Acting Inspector-General...

 

AFCON Qualifiers: CAF Names Egyptian Officials For Congo/Nigeria Clash

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Egypt’s Ghead Grisha as centre referee for next Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between Nigeria and Congo Brazzaville. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Congo Brazzaville is hosting the crucial AFCON qualifier in Pointe Noire on Nov....

Ex-Plateau Speaker, Lalong, Picks APC Governorship Form

5 years ago /
Politics 

Mr Simon Lalong, the former Plateau House of Assembly Speaker, on Monday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form for 2015 governorship poll. Lalong, who paid N5.5 million for the nomination and express of interest forms at the party’s headquarters in Jos, said there was need for "urgent change’’ in...

IGP Inaugurates Committee On Prevention Of Communal Clashes

5 years ago /
Security 

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr  Suleiman Abba on Monday in Abuja inaugurated the Police Committee on the Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu. It said that the committee...

Obasanjo Tasks Nigerian Youths On Leadership

5 years ago /
Nation 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday in Abeokuta urged Nigerian youths to be God-fearing and to develop good characters and values to enable them succeed as future leaders. Obasanjo made the appeal at the First Green Legacy Moments With Chief Olusegun Obasanjo On Leadership and Human Security In Africa. The programme was...