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CAN, Firms Insist Oritsejafor Had No Knowledge Of $9.3m Deal

4 years ago /
Nation 

The aircraft, Bombardier Challenger 600, Registration No N808HG carrying about $9.3million which was impounded by the South African authorities has been linked to the CAN President, Pastor Oritsejafor. Responding to the reports, Oritsejafor speaking through his aide Bayo Adewoye claimed not to have been in control of the aircraft as at...

Tourist Terror Mix-up: American Tourist In Kenya Mistaken For 'White Widow'

4 years ago /
International News 

Kenya offers amends for police harassment of US tourist family over teenage terrorist mix-up. An American family whose Kenyan holiday was ruined when a policeman mistook their 15-year-old daughter for an international terrorist has been offered an all-expenses-paid trip as compensation. A statement from the Kenyan government said the teenage holidaymaker was...

Thailand Woman Dead After Jumping Into Crocodile Pit

4 years ago /
Environment  International News 

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm near the capital, police say. Witnesses saw Wanpen Inyai jumping into a pond at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo on Friday, reported The Bangkok Post. Staff failed to rescue her. Police said...

 

National Assembly Resumes Today: Considers Jonathan’s $1bn Loan Request

4 years ago /
Politics 

AS the National Assembly resumes today, the Senate has promised to give priority to President Goodluck Jonathan's request of $1 billion loan to fight against terrorism in some parts of the country, especially the Boko Haram insurgents. It also promised to consider the most possible way of tackling the outbreak of...

Kogi PDP Members Move To APC

4 years ago /
Politics 

No fewer than a 1000 members of people democratic party(PDP) have dumped the ruling party for all progressive congress(APC). More than 1000 members of PDP led by senator Mohammed salami Ohaire have dumped PDP for APC. Speaking at a press conference, Ohaire said that they had waited for better life for...

Samuel Peters Returns To The Ring Sept 27

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Former WBC champion Samuel Peter will return to the ring for the first time in three yars to face former ECHL hockey enforcer turned heavyweight knockout artist Ron ‘The Iceman” Aubrey from Oklahoma City. The fight will hold at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City and is presented by Ivaylo...

Three NATO Soldiers Killed In Kabul Suicide Car Bomb

4 years ago /
International News 

A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid...

Floyd Mayweather Junior Remains Undefeated After 47 Professional Fights

4 years ago /
Sports  

Floyd Mayweather Junior remains undefeated after 47 professional fights as he survived a scare by argentine Marcos Maidana, in a re-match in Las Vegas early Sunday morning. Mayweather retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles on unanimous points decision. It was the fourth fight in a six-fight contract with Showtime. The champion said...

Danbaba Suntai Returns, Set To Resume Office

4 years ago /
Nation 

The governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, arrived from a London hospital where he had been receiving additional medical treatment for injuries sustained in a ghastly plane crash in 2012 over the weekend. Suntai who spoke little and softly was however shielded amidst very tight security from the acting governor Garba...

40 Tell Pope Francis ‘I Do’ In Vatican Mass Wedding

4 years ago /
Religion 

Forty “I do’s” — or “Si” in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

No Automatic Ticket For Buhari And Other - APC

4 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will not grant an automatic ticket to any of the leading presidential aspirants on the party's platform. This was coming ahead the allegation that some leaders of the party had been planning to give automatic ticket to Buhari, a development that was said...

Sexual Harassment Rife At UK universities, Says NUS

4 years ago /
Education 

Sexual harassment and lad culture are rife on university campuses, with more than a third of women reporting that they have suffered unwelcome sexual advances in the form of inappropriate groping and touching, according to new research.

TAN Rallies Offending The Sensibilities And Intelligence Of Nigerians - APC

4 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the so-called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country.Responding to the tepid defence of...

Arab Nations Offer To Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS, U.S. Officials Say

4 years ago /
International News 

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior State Department officials said Sunday.

New iPhone 6 Plus Pre-order Shipments To Be Delayed By 4 Weeks

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Many customers will have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc's larger screen iPhone 6 Plus after pre-orders for Sept. 19 delivery were booked out within hours. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is still available for delivery on Sept. 19, Apple's website showed. (http://bit.ly/1qNAOLK) Apple's iPhone...

"The Rhythm Of Happiness" MDA8 Hits The Screen

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

The number one family dance show in Nigeria, Maltina Dance All season eight (MDA8), hit television screens across the nation and beyond on Sunday, September 7. Out of the 28 families who scaled through the pre-grand audition show in three regions - Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos, thirteen families were selected...

Ex-Governor Of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff Still Under Probe - Presidency

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has come out and vehemently denied travelling to Chad with a former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, for a meeting with the Chadian President, Idriss Déby, on terrorism issues. The President said he was fully aware of allegations leveled against the former governor, adding that he was...

Jonathan Didn't Have To Wait For International Media To Give Directive On #BringBackGoodluck Posters - APC

4 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the order by President Goodluck Jonathan for the removal of the #BringBackJonathan as a good first step, which is a mockery of the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag that has helped to call global attention to the fate of the over 200 girls who were abducted by Boko...

Agbonlahor Signs New 4-Year Deal With Aston Villa

4 years ago /
Sports  

Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has handed the club a boost by signing a new four-year contract extension.