EBOLA OUTBREAK

Aregbesola visits school, says govt never approved hijab
March 1, 2018 |

Aregbesola visits school, says govt never approved hijab

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday visited the troubled Baptist High School, Iwo, saying his administration never approved the wearing of hijab by female Muslim pupils. The governor, who was dressed in the school uniform with a cap, said this while addressing parents and pupils of the school. He added that his administration […]

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Second US Ebola nurse is cured, leaves hospital
November 29, 2014 |

Second US Ebola nurse is cured, leaves hospital

A Texas nurse who was the second US healthcare worker infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient left the hospital on Tuesday after being declared cured of the virus. “I’m so grateful to be well and first and foremost I want to thank God,” Amber Vinson, 29, said at a press conference at […]

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Iraqi forces close in on major oil refinery
November 12, 2014 |

Iraqi forces close in on major oil refinery

Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have recaptured the heart of the town of Beiji, home to the country’s largest oil refinery, according to state television and a military official. Retaking Beiji, 250km north of Baghdad, could allow Iraqi forces a base to attack neighbouring Tikrit, taken by ISIL […]

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BOKO HARAM S`URGE

‘Military alone cannot win war on terrorism’
November 21, 2014 |

‘Military alone cannot win war on terrorism’

The Executive Director of the Lagos State Trust Fund, Mr. Fola Arthur-Worrey, has said the Nigerian military cannot win the war on terrorism without the help of the police and the Department of State Services. Arthur-Worrey stated this during a lecture on Thursday at the Police Officers’ Wives Association complex, Ikeja, Lagos. The lecture was […]

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45 Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Another Borno Village
November 21, 2014 |

45 Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Another Borno Village

Not fewer than 45 villagers died on Wednesday after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Azaya Kura village of Mafa local local government area of Borno State. According to local sources the Boko Haram insurgents who drove in trucks stormed the village at about 12pm and started attacking the residents and destroyed many houses even as […]

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We’ll Get Back Our Chibok Girls – Jonathan
November 12, 2014 |

We’ll Get Back Our Chibok Girls – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged that his administration will rescue the remaining 219 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect at Government Secondary School, Chibok over six months ago. Jonathan, who made this pledge at his declaration for Presidency in 2015 in Abuja yesterday, lamented the increasing attacks on innocent citizens, and reiterated his willingness […]

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POLITICS

Soyinka, Odinkalu Welcome Expansion Of BBOG Focus
December 6, 2014 |

Soyinka, Odinkalu Welcome Expansion Of BBOG Focus

In line with #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group considerationfor expansion of  focus to include other recent happenings in the country which have greatly affected the demand for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls; prominent Nigerians including a nobel haureate, Prof Wole Soyinka and the chairman,National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Professor, Chidi OdinKalu have expressed

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Police To Restore Tambuwal’s Security Detail
December 6, 2014 |

Police To Restore Tambuwal’s Security Detail

Police authorities are set to restore the security details of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, weeks after it was withdrawn in the wake of his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress. Reports from the Police headquarters in Abuja indicate that the Police is hinging its decision

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PDP Senatorial Tickets: Govs Uduaghan, Chime Forced Out By Power Play
December 6, 2014 |

PDP Senatorial Tickets: Govs Uduaghan, Chime Forced Out By Power Play

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) begins its primaries to choose its candidates for the National Assembly elections, an intense power play, intrigues and upsets have forced two frontline governors to abandon their senatorial ambitions. Barely 48 hours to the party’s senatorial primaries, governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan and his Enugu State counterpart, Sullivan

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BUSINESS

Entrepreneurship Support: Pan-Atlantic University Commends Diamond Bank Plc
December 16, 2014 |

Entrepreneurship Support: Pan-Atlantic University Commends Diamond Bank Plc

Diamond Bank Plc, a leading retail bank in Nigeria, has been commended by Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), for its robust and unwavering support for young and upcoming entrepreneurs in the country. Speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lagos where the bank was recognized as a sponsor at a National Scale, Peter Bankole, Director, EDC, said […]

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Mixing Government Communication with Nation Brand Building is Wrong, Says Expert
December 10, 2014 |

Mixing Government Communication with Nation Brand Building is Wrong, Says Expert

Miss Wendy Tlou, Chief Marketing Officer, Brand South Africa, has said one of the keys to a successful nation branding initiative is to separate it from the government communication programme. Speaking as the guest speaker at this year’s Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) Annual Public Relations Gold Medal Lecture themed: “Destination Marketing: A Case Study of The […]

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Diamond Bank Rewards Mobile App Users in “A Thousand Reasons To Smile” Promo
December 9, 2014 |

Diamond Bank Rewards Mobile App Users in “A Thousand Reasons To Smile” Promo

Users of the Diamond Bank Mobile App are set for a swell time of rewards as the leading retail bank in Nigeria has finalised plans to launch a new promo tagged “A Thousand Reasons of Smiles”. The promo is designed to reward customers as part of the celebrations that characterize the Yuletide season and will […]

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`METRO

Man found dead, abandoned beside vehicle
November 21, 2014 |

Man found dead, abandoned beside vehicle

There was confusion at the Ilasamaja bus stop along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on Thursday when pedestrians found a middle-aged man stripped half-naked and lying dead beside his vehicle. PUNCH Metro learnt that the man, identified as Emmanuel Ochugbu, was found by pedestrians and motorists lying beside a Toyota Camry 2004 model, believed to be his vehicle, […]

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Communities battle bad roads, floods
November 21, 2014 |

Communities battle bad roads, floods

Residents of Ajangbadi and Afromedia communities in the Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos have lamented the lack of government presence in the communities. This, according to them, is in terms of lack of access roads, non-existent drainage channels and poor power supply. The residents said lack of drainage channels had made the communities […]

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Hoodlums kill four while chasing policemen
November 21, 2014 |

Hoodlums kill four while chasing policemen

Four persons were shot dead on Wednesday when some hoodlums went on rampage and shot indiscriminately along the Railway Line in Oyingbo, Lagos. PUNCH Metro learnt that the hoodlums, who were said to be no fewer than 15, came into the area at about 9.30pm, shooting to scare away shop owners and pedestrians. They were said […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Carniriv 2014 wraps up in grand style
January 2, 2015 |

Carniriv 2014 wraps up in grand style

The 2014 edition of Carniriv: The Port Harcourt Carnival climaxed in grand style at the Carnival Village, Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Saturday 20th December with grand performances by Timaya and a host of other artistes to the delight of thousands of carnival lovers who kept faith with the carnival The carnival, which kicked off […]

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Kcee, Denrele, storm Chika Ike’s TV show
November 21, 2014 |

Kcee, Denrele, storm Chika Ike’s TV show

Limpopo singer, Kcee and Denrele, recently stormed the set of Chika Ike’s reality TV show, Africa Diva,during auditions and spent time with the housemates vying for the ultimate prize. Commenting, the actress re­vealed that all is set for the unveil of the TV reality in December. According to the UN Refugee Ambassador for Displaced Persons: […]

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I Made 38 Films In A Year – Jim Iyke
November 21, 2014 |

I Made 38 Films In A Year – Jim Iyke

In a recent interview with a national daily, popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke spilled a lot of things about himself. One of them was the reason he no longer appears in Nollywood movies as constantly as he used to. “When you arrive at the pinnacle of a career, where else do you go? I surmounted […]

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WORLD

The future of Nigeria and today

The future of Nigeria and today

December 10, 2014 |

Nigeria is in dire straits. I know that bit of truism probably applies to Nigeria almost every year since 1960. While realities at this time speak to us about insecurity and the dangers that apparently loom on the horizon of the coming elections, our age-long challenges continue to threaten our very existence. In the coming […]

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SAA ups frequencies by up to 24% to key African destinations as demand soars

SAA ups frequencies by up to 24% to key African destinations as demand soars

December 6, 2014 |

Johannesburg, 2 December 2014: South African Airways (SAA) today announced that it has commenced adding additional frequencies to its network which will substantially increase air services to some of its key African routes. The additional capacity injection answers the commercial mandate of the Long-Term Turnaround Strategy (LTTS), and is in response to positive market growth. […]

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Nyanya bombing: Ogwuche’s N100m demand a big joke — FG

Nyanya bombing: Ogwuche’s N100m demand a big joke — FG

December 6, 2014 |

The Federal Government, yesterday, described the N100million demand by Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the April 14 bomb blast that killed over 75 persons and wounded 100 others at a crowded motor park in Nyanya Abuja, as a big joke. Consequently, the government sought an outright dismissal of the fundamental right enforcement proceeding

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