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Boko Haram Planned To Attack Whole Country After Abuja - Jonathan

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said various attacks by Boko Haram in Abuja were planned to extend to parts of the country with the intention of bringing down the nation. He stated this when he attended the revival service of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement at its headquarters in Ijesha,...

Actor, Prince Eke Pens An Open letter To Gen Buhari

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nollywood actor and husband of singer Muma Gee, Prince Eke, has written  an open letter to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. He is asking him to allow the younger generation to take positions of authority as he had already been in power and other top positions when he was young. It’s also...

 

Women Groups Endorse President Jonathan For Second-Term

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Women groups under the aegis of ‘Women-in-Action,' have endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for second term for the sustenance of their empowerment. This is contained in a communique issued on Saturday at the end of a Town Hall meeting of the groups held on Friday in Lagos. The meeting was convened by Chief...

President Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Pray For Nation’s Peace And Peaceful Elections

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians to spend a little time to pray for the peace of the nation and for peaceful conduct of the elections. The president made the appeal at a special Holy Ghost service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Redemption Camp, Km 46, Lagos-Ibadan...

 

2,899 Teachers And 172 Non Teaching Staff Sit For Promotion Examination In Kwara

3 years ago /
Education  Nation 

A total of 2, 899 teachers and 172 non teaching staff sat for the 2014 promotion examination conducted on Saturday by the Ministry of Education in Kwara. The examination was conducted in five centres in Ilorin the state capital. Alhaji Alabi Lamidi, Coordinating Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service Commission and Ministry of Education,...

 

Pregnant Woman, Seven Others Die In Onitsha Car Crash

3 years ago /
Nation 

No fewer than seven persons, including a pregnant woman, yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra State, lost their lives, while about 15 others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a tanker and other vehicles. The accident, according to an eyewitness, occurred when a 40-foot fuel-laden tanker, descending the Awka Road,...

 

Syrian Bombs Kill 47 In Square

3 years ago /
International News 

Syrian army helicopters have dropped two barrel bombs on a crowded square in the northern city of Aleppo, killing 47 civilians as they sat on a bus and collected water, according to observers. The attack by government forces on the rebel-held city came hours after rebels bombarded the capital Damascus, killing...

YouTube For Kids Edges Closer As Google Buys Apps Firm Launchpad Toys

3 years ago /
International News 

Google has bought children’s apps developer Launchpad Toys for an undisclosed amount, in a deal that may well be related to its plans to launch a new version ofYouTube aimed at kids. The San Francisco-based developer, which made the Toontastic series of apps,announced the acquisition on its website. "We’re proud to announce that...

Pope Says Okay To Smack Children

3 years ago /
International News  Religion 

Pope Francis said it is Okay to smack your children to discipline them as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. He outlined the traits of a good father - one...

China Welcomes African Efforts To Combat Boko Haram Militants

3 years ago /
International News 

China has welcomed Africa’s efforts to combat the threat of the Boko Haram Islamist militants in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, but warns that it remains unclear what role the United Nations (UN), particularly the Security Council, will play in sanctioning a newly agreed regional force. China's Permanent Representative to...

 

Real Madrid’s James Rodríguez Set For Two Months Out With Broken Foot

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Real Madrid forward James Rodríguez is facing a spell on the sidelines after breaking a metatarsal during Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sevilla. Madrid opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga with the win, but it came at a price as Rodríguez - who opened the scoring with...

NTF, CCSF Partner FCT On Taekwondo Development

3 years ago /
Education  Nation  Sports  

The FCT Secondary Education Board has agreed to collaborate with the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation to develop taekwondo in the FCT. A taekwondo stakeholder, Chika Chukwumerije, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. The collaboration will make taekwondo to be integrated into secondary...

Greek Cargo Ship Attacked Off Nigeria; One Crew Member Killed

3 years ago /
Security 

Gunmen attacked a Greek-owned tanker while it was waiting to load off Nigeria late on Tuesday, killing its Greek deputy captain and taking hostage three other crew, Greece's coastguard said on Wednesday. The attack on the vessel Kalamos, which had a crew of 23 and was sailing under a Maltese flag,...

World's Oldest Man - "Sakari Momoi" Turns 112

3 years ago /
Entertainment  Oddities 

A resident of Saitama city near Tokyo who was recognized as the world's oldest man last August by Guinness World Records turned 112 Thursday. Sakari Momoi responded with a smile as his family helped him celebrate, according to his third son Hiroo, 66. Momoi, who lives at a healthcare institution in Tokyo,...

APC Kicks Against Election Postponement, Warns Council Of State

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The All Progressives Congress, APC and its presidential candidate, Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday kicked against any attempt by the Federal Government to postpone the February 14 and 28 elections, warning members of the National Council of State, which is meeting today, against being dragged into a postponement which can damage the...

Taiwan Pilot Hailed A Hero For Pulling Plane Clear Of Buildings

3 years ago /
International News 

Taipei's mayor hailed the pilot of a crashed TransAsia Airways plane a hero on Thursday for narrowly avoiding buildings and ditching the stalled aircraft in a river, likely averting a worse disaster. At least 31 people were killed when Flight GE235 lurched between buildings, clipped a taxi and an overpass with...

Pastor Adeboye Tells Pastors To Refrain From Collecting Bribes Or Face God's Wrath

3 years ago /
Politics  Religion 

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has warned that the wrath of God awaits any pastor collecting bribes from politicians. He made this known through his Official Facebook Page. Adeboye said, "I read in the newspaper this morning that one of the serving Governors...

Jordan’s King Abdullah Vows ‘Relentless’ War Against ISIS

3 years ago /
International News 

King Abdullah of Jordan has pledged to wage “relentless war” on Islamic State and step up his country’s role in the US-led coalition after the brutal murder of a pilot captured during a raid on jihadi targets in Syria. “We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human...

Turkey Arrests Citizen For Joining Islamic State

3 years ago /
International News 

Turkey said it has arrested a citizen on charges of belonging to the Islamic State extremist group, local news reported on Wednesday. The 38-year-old man was arrested in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, while trying to travel to Ankara. The news report said that this was the first time a Turkish...

Peter Greste Arrives Home In Australia After Release From Prison In Egypt

3 years ago /
International News 

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has arrived in Australia after his release from prison in Egypt, where he was detained for more than 400 days. "It feels absolutely awesome to be here," Greste said in a brief statement to the media at Brisbane airport. The award-winning correspondent was deported from Cairo on Sunday after being...