Air Force Chief Rules Out Sabotage over missing fighter jet

Chief of air staff Air Marshall Adesola Amosun yesterday said that the Nigerian Air Force had an idea of where the missing Alpha Jet (NAF 466) could be, despite that information coming from residents of the area was insufficient to locate the aircraft. Speaking to journalists after meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo at the… [Continue Reading]

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Boko Haram Insurgents Abduct Dozens Of Women, Children In Adamawa

Boko Haram insurgents have abducted dozens of women and children in Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali LGA of Adamawa State, local and security sources said. Sources in the area said the insurgents have conducted a house-to-house search for young people whom they reportedly loaded in their waiting vehicles and fled with. A fleeing resident, Abubakar… [Continue Reading]

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Police Commissioner Arrest Former Governor

Former Gombe State governor Danjuma Goje was yesterday arrested by the police in Gombe. Goje, who is a serving senator, was arrested by the Gombe State police commissioner Mohammed Abubakar who detained him for some hours. The former governor was visiting his local government, Akko, yesterday when he was arrested by the CP without any… [Continue Reading]

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12 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death over Mutiny

Military authorities last night sentenced 12 soldiers to death for mutiny. Four soldiers were also discharged and acquitted while one soldier was sentenced to 28 days imprisonment with hard labour. The soldiers were arraigned before the court martial on a six-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny, disobeying lawful orders and various acts inimical… [Continue Reading]

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NYSC Explains Online Registration

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has explained the online registration of prospective participants in the scheme, saying that the exercise was designed in the best interest of the corps members. NYSC director of press and public relations, Mrs Olubunmi Aderibigbe gave the explanation yesterday, in a statement made available which she said the explanation… [Continue Reading]

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David Mark makes Clarion Call: Let’s Join Hands To Fight Ebola Virus Disease

President of the Nigerian Senate David Mark has said the federal government is intensifying effort to curtail the spread of the Ebola virus disease, EVD, to other states, hence the need for Nigerians to join hands to fight the deadly disease in the country. David Mark made the disclosure in Akure, the state capital, when… [Continue Reading]

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US Vow to chase ISIS Group To ‘Gates Of Hell’

Joseph Biden, the US vice president, has said his country will follow the IS group “to the gates of hell” following the beheading of two American journalists by the group in Iraq. Biden vowed to hunt down and defeat the IS group, while stepping up efforts to recruit an international coalition to join in the… [Continue Reading]

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Reports say Boko Haram Members Marrying Abducted Girls

Boys and girls abducted by Boko Haram, including Christian girls, have been forced to convert to Islam and coerced into marrying members of the group, along with other female abductees, a report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict noted yesterday. Watchlist, an international network of human rights and humanitarian non-government organizations working to end… [Continue Reading]

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House Of Reps moves to probe NFF for crisis

The House Of Representatives at the National Assembly want the Nigeria Football Federation thoroughly investigated. To this end they have called on relevant authorities to thoroughly get into the root of the mysterious fire incident that gutted the headquarters of the federation referred to as the Glass House located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. Chairman… [Continue Reading]

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Isis ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ And Must Be Contained- Pentagon confesses

Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organisation that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was sufficient for the United States to “contain” the group that has reshaped the map of Iraq and… [Continue Reading]

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POLITICS

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Split Over Jonathan Deepens In The Northern region

The Alhaji Tanko Yakasai-led Northern Elders Council, NEC, yesterday dismissed the three months’ ultimatum given to President Goodluck Jonathan by the Amb. Maitama Sule-led Northern Elders Forum, NEF, as unreasonable. The NEF had given President Jonathan two months’ ultimatum to produce the Chibok girls or forget the support of northerners in his 2015 ambition. Two […]

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ECONOMY

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Access Bank Commences Process Of N68bn Rights Issue

Access Bank will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on October 13, 2014, to seek its shareholders’ authorisation for the board of directors to raise additional equity capital in the sum of N68 billion by way of rights issue, just as the management of Jaiz Bank has announced new innovative products. Consequently, the Nigerian Stock […]

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NEWS

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Air Force Chief Rules Out Sabotage over missing fighter jet

Chief of air staff Air Marshall Adesola Amosun yesterday said that the Nigerian Air Force had an idea of where the missing Alpha Jet (NAF 466) could be, despite that information coming from residents of the area was insufficient to locate the aircraft. Speaking to journalists after meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo at the […]

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Educated illiterate in Nigeria by Olamide Oluwabunmi

Name: Olamide Oluwabunmi Twitter ID: @BunmiOlamide Essay Topic: Educated illiterate in Nigeria Educated illiterate is someone who is educated with some level of formal education but who is actually, for one or many reasons, unable use to that training for all sort of development purpose and is living like an illiterate As we continue to […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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Legendary Comedienne Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Comedy legend Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81 on Thursday September 4, 2014. She went into cardiac arrest last month August. 28 and had been on life support at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She is one comedienne who brought life and zest to the comedy industry in America and beyond inspiring […]

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SPORTS

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Siasia declares: Iheanacho Is Ripe For Eagles

Ex-Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has joined the clamour for Nigeria to cap Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho because he is good enough to play for the Eagles. Iheanacho has already been capped at U-20 and U-17 levels. He is presently training with MLS club Colombus Crew and will be loaned out by City in January. […]

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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US Seeks Nigeria’s Assistance In Liberia, Sierra Leone, Others on Ebola

The United States government has commended the federal government for its response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, even as it called for its assistance to other three most EVD-endemic countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, disclosed this yesterday during a […]

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OPINION

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Dear President Jonathan and Adamawa PDP Delegates: Be Guided by security exigency & ​Track-records for a tested leader not experimentation

DEMOCRATIC YOUNG PATRIOTS ….no alternative to patriotism Dear President Jonathan and Adamawa PDP Delegates: Be Guided by security exigency & ​Track-records for a tested leader not experimentation As young patriots committed to democratic ideals, stability and prosperity of Nigeria, we wish to appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to show greater interest in the Adamawa State […]

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The Decimation of the North East by Zainab Jaji

I have spent the last few weeks in Adamawa State and to say that insurgency has well and truly taken a firm hold in the region is to state the obvious. Citizens are literally running for their lives. We now have residents from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa converging in the town of Yola. Young boys […]

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