President Jonathan Nominates Road Safety Boss Chidoka As Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday nominated Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission. (FRSC), Osita Chidoka as minister. Details shortly!

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CBN Increases Finance, Leasing Firms Capital Base To N100m

Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) has given finance houses as well as leasing companies in the country up until September 30, 2014, to shore up their capital bases to N100 million. The CBN had recently raised the capital base of Bureau de Change (BDC) operators in the country from N10 million to N35 million, giving… [Continue Reading]

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BREAKING: FIFA suspends Nigeria

The world football governing body, FIFA, has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, with immediate effect. The suspension was announced in a statement on Wednesday evening. FIFA said the suspension was due to government interference in football activities, particularly the controversial removal of the Aminu Maigari-led board of the NFF. The suspension means no Nigerian… [Continue Reading]

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BREAKING: Nigeria human rights lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, is dead

One of Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyers, Bamidele Aturu, is dead. Mr. Aturu, who is known to champion human rights and constitutionalism, died on Wednesday evening after a brief illness. A friend of the deceased and leading civil society member, Olanrewaju Suraju, confirmed the death. Mr. Aturu died in a Lagos hospital. Other associates of… [Continue Reading]

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FG Floats N30bn Support Fund For Victims odf Boko Haram Attacks

President Goodluck Jonathan announced yesterday that the federal government has concluded plans to float a N30 billion support fund for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the country. It was learnt that, while the victims support fund got the endorsement of the Council of State on Tuesday, the federal government would be appointing Gen. Theophilus… [Continue Reading]

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Reports states Nigeria Tops Countries Most Plagued By Oil Theft

With the theft of an estimated 400,000 barrels of oil per day, equating to a revenue loss of about $1.7 billion a month and $20.4 billion annually, Nigeria currently tops the list of countries most plagued by oil theft in the world. Following Nigeria on the top five list of countries most plagued by oil… [Continue Reading]

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National Information Centre Bars BBOG From Attending Briefing over Chibok Girls

The National Information Centre yesterday barred the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group from attending its briefing, denying that there was any briefing going on in the building. The group, which had sent some of its members to the centre to get verifications on many issues raised in the media concerning the Chibok girls, met stiff opposition by… [Continue Reading]

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D’banj presents Bono with over 2million Do Agric Petition signatures

In January 2014 during the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, D’banj helped launch the Do Agric Petition. A petition that calls on leaders for more and better investment in Agriculture. D’banj was the first to publicly sign the petition.In April, he led 19 of Africa’s top artists to record the hit song “Cocoa Na… [Continue Reading]

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DSS arrests some politicians over ties with Boko Haram, accuses #bringbackourgirls campaign of running bank accounts

The Federal Government said it has arrested some politicians over evidence of their ties with the dreaded terror sect, Boko haram. Speaking at a news briefing today at the National Information Centre Abuja, the Coordinator of the Joint Information Centre for Security, Mike Omeiri, said following the recent arrest of some members of Boko Haram… [Continue Reading]

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Daunting photos of Angelina Jolie as a drug addict released by Drug dealer

I don’t think anything can hurt Angelina’s image at this point, because she’s admitted many times in the past that she was a drug addict, describing it as a ‘dark’ and ‘dangerous’ period of her life which she was lucky to survive but I have a feeling she won’t want her kids to see these… [Continue Reading]

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POLITICS

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30% Youth Inclusion in Governance: PDP Youths Back National Youth Leader

Youths of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have thrown their weight behind the National Youth Leader of the party, Hon. Abdullahi Maibasira in an ongoing advocacy campaign for 30% youth inclusion in elective and appointive positions of governance at all levels. Speaking on Saturday, 5th July, 2014 at a town hall meet hosted by Rethink […]

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ECONOMY

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CBN Increases Finance, Leasing Firms Capital Base To N100m

Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) has given finance houses as well as leasing companies in the country up until September 30, 2014, to shore up their capital bases to N100 million. The CBN had recently raised the capital base of Bureau de Change (BDC) operators in the country from N10 million to N35 million, giving […]

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NEWS

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BREAKING: Nigeria human rights lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, is dead

One of Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyers, Bamidele Aturu, is dead. Mr. Aturu, who is known to champion human rights and constitutionalism, died on Wednesday evening after a brief illness. A friend of the deceased and leading civil society member, Olanrewaju Suraju, confirmed the death. Mr. Aturu died in a Lagos hospital. Other associates of […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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D’banj presents Bono with over 2million Do Agric Petition signatures

In January 2014 during the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, D’banj helped launch the Do Agric Petition. A petition that calls on leaders for more and better investment in Agriculture. D’banj was the first to publicly sign the petition.In April, he led 19 of Africa’s top artists to record the hit song “Cocoa Na […]

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BREAKING: FIFA suspends Nigeria

The world football governing body, FIFA, has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, with immediate effect. The suspension was announced in a statement on Wednesday evening. FIFA said the suspension was due to government interference in football activities, particularly the controversial removal of the Aminu Maigari-led board of the NFF. The suspension means no Nigerian […]

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Daunting photos of Angelina Jolie as a drug addict released by Drug dealer

I don’t think anything can hurt Angelina’s image at this point, because she’s admitted many times in the past that she was a drug addict, describing it as a ‘dark’ and ‘dangerous’ period of her life which she was lucky to survive but I have a feeling she won’t want her kids to see these […]

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OPINION

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Another NNPC Saga: #BRING BACK OUR REFINERIES

Press Release #BRING BACK OUR REFINERIES Attention: Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and Engr. Andrew Yakubu 5th July 2014 Alongside many other patriotic Nigerians, I am intensely worried that our refineries in Nigeria have virtually become comatose. Looking at the body language of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as the […]

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For Safer Schools by Zainab Jaji

Unless you are living under a rock, you are likely to have heard of the abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Nigeria. We must assume that due to a total failure of both state and school leadership, the safety of the girls was compromised and we know the rest. The reputation of Nigeria […]

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