Photos: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim meets the Pope

Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who flew into Italy this morning in company of her husband Daniel Wani and their two children Martin and Maya, met with Pope Francis at Casa Santa Martath inside the Vatican. According to the head of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, the meeting took place in a ‘very serene & affectionate’… [Continue Reading]

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4 Suspects Arrested on Nigerian Oil-bunkering Vessel by Benin Republic

It was not immediately clear where the ship and its crew were heading when the incident occurred. Four persons, in an oil bunkering ship, were Tuesday arrested by Benin Republic authorities after a failed attempt to illegally export about 35,000 metric tons of crude oil believed smuggled from Nigeria. Luck ran out on the quartet… [Continue Reading]

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New FRSC boss pushes for Tougher sanctions against reckless drivers

Mr. Oyeyemi commends President Goodluck Jonathan for appointing a career staff as the new FRSC boss. The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has read the riot act on reckless driving, as tougher sanctions await reckless motorists across the country. Oyeyemi gave this indication in an interview with State House… [Continue Reading]

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Boko Haram Kill Another Borno Monarch, 11 Others

In what seemed a sustained hostility against the establishment, gunmen of the Boko Haram group on Thursday attacked a community in the south of Borno State, killing its monarch about a dozen others. Residents of Garubula village in Biu local government area of the state confirmed that their District Head, Alhaji Ibrahim Dawi, and 11… [Continue Reading]

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Insurgency renders 500 Displaced in Damboa – NEMA

NEMA distributes relief materials to the displaced persons At least 500 indigenes of Damboa in Borno State fled to Gombe following attacks by insurgents in the area, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said Thursday. This is contained in a statement signed by Sani Datti, NEMA’s Senior Information Officer, in Abuja. The statement said NEMA… [Continue Reading]

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Missing Algerian Plane “Crashed” in Niger

Air Algerie flight declared missing early Thursday crashed in Niger with 116 people on board, an Algerian official reportedly said. The plane was travelling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers in Algeria. “I can confirm that it has crashed,” the unnamed official was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying. The plane has not… [Continue Reading]

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Fake Civil Defence Recruitment Officer Nabbed In Ogun

The suspect has denied all the allegations. A man claiming to be a recruitment officer with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Obanle Ishola, has been arrested in Ogun State. The 40 year old suspect was arrested in Ilaro,Yewa -South local government area of Ogun State by the NSCDC surveillance team. Confirming the… [Continue Reading]

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Buhari says I Was Target Of Kaduna Blast

Former head of state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday escaped death by assassination while on his way to Daura, Katsina State. The assassination attempt on Buhari took place 30 minutes after another explosion targeted at a prominent Islamic scholar and national leader of Darika Islamic sect, Sheikh Dahiru… [Continue Reading]

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President Jonathan meets with Emir Sanusi for Breaks Fast At Aso Rock

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday evening made a surprise appearance at the presidential villa where he observed the break of the Ramadan fast with President Goodluck Jonathan. The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor joined some northern royal fathers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III to Aso Rock… [Continue Reading]

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Update:Hundreds Feared Dead In Kawo Park Blast as 24-hour Curfew Imposed On Kaduna

Hundreds of persons, mostly roadside traders and passengers, are feared dead in the second bomb blast that occurred about 30 minutes ago at the Kawo Motor Park in Kaduna metropolis. The Kaduna State government has imposed 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis following the multiple bomb blasts that rocked the city this afternoon.  

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POLITICS

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Osun: APC Leaders, Others Dump APC For PDP

Omisore pledged that he will pursue anti-poverty programmes if elected on August 9 A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State, Olayiwola Talabi, has dumped the party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He defected alongside hundreds of his supporters at Ikire on Wednesday, a development believed to be a setback […]

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ECONOMY

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Trade Mission In Nigeria to be re-opened by Russia

The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Nikolay Udovincheko, says Russian Trade Mission to Nigeria will be reopened to promote trade and economic ties between the two countries. Udovincheko stated this during a courtesy visit by the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Ima Niboro, to the Russian Embassy on Wednesday in Abuja. The […]

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Photos: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim meets the Pope

Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who flew into Italy this morning in company of her husband Daniel Wani and their two children Martin and Maya, met with Pope Francis at Casa Santa Martath inside the Vatican. According to the head of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, the meeting took place in a ‘very serene & affectionate’ […]

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ARTICLE WRITING QUEST

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Patriotism (To be is up to me) by Ayo George

These are definitely challenging times in my country Nigeria, and the moment I saw the topic for this week’s competition as Patriotism, I simply knew some things are just about to change. There is no better time for my nation and fellow citizens to understand Patriotism like these days of insurgency and total disloyalty from […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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Nigerian rapper 9ice Ventures Into Politics, Eyes Reps Seat

The Gongo Aso crooner 9ice is set to combine music and politics. That is if he wins the primary election in his yet to be declared party of choice for the House of Representatives election for his Ogbomoso north constituency. The singer has made this known on several occasions through social platforms, interview sessions and […]

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SPORTS

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NFF board fires Maigari

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) board on Thursday in Abuja passed a vote of no confidence on its Chairman, Aminu Maigari, and approved his immediate dismissal from the board. The board, which said the action was on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration, mandated its First Vice-Chairman, Mike Umeh, to act as Chairman pending […]

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Nigeria gets first case as Liberian with Ebola-like symptoms hospitalised in Lagos

Ebola Virus The disease currently has no cure and vacciFear that the Ebola virus, which is raging in neighbouring West African countries, might have found its way into Nigeria was heightened on Thursday after a Liberian exhibiting the symptoms of the deadly disease was hospitalised in Lagos on Thursday. The special adviser on Health to […]

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OPINION

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APC AND THE POLITICS OF HYPOCRISY by Sunny Okoro

In every democratic setting the presence of a strong opposition is a highly welcome development as it helps to curtail the excesses of the ruling class which invariably result to an advantage for the masses. The opposition is like the voice and the eye of the masses who can barely speak up for themselves when […]

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ZEE’S CORNER

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From the Valleys of Swat to the Forests of Sambisa by Zainab Jaji

Exactly a year ago, I wrote an article titled ‘Dear Malala’ for this same column. I was filled with hope for the future of young girls with role models like Malala Yousafzai. So many identified with her fight struggle and courage. The world stood up and took notice. Last week again we looked up to […]

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