Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bono, Dangote consider global partnership to address humanitarian crisis in North- East

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The Federal Government is to forge a global partnership with ONE Campaign group that would focus on international response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the insurgency in the North-Eastern region of the country.

Space Development Will Meet National Needs – Onu

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the development of space technology will help the country to meet its national needs for economic and social development. Onu said this on Monday at the opening of the 16th National Space Dialogue.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fiery Beyonce dominates MTV awards

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Beyonce on Sunday dominated the MTV Video Music Awards as she won a near-record award haul and awed the audience with a fiery dance medley with an unstated political message. The pop superstar won Video of the Year for “Formation,” the most controversial work of her career, as she took home eight of the 11 awards for which she was nominated.

Heavy Casualties As Libyan Forces Advance On IS In Sirte

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Militia loyal to Libya’s unity government have suffered heavy casualties as they push into the last two areas of Sirte held by the so-called Islamic State group (IS).

Flood Cuts Off 30 Nasarawa Settlements

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Flood has cut off over 30 communities from the rest of the world in Ekye Development Area of Nasarawa State after torrential downpour that lasted several days last week.

We’ll Vote More Resources For Agriculture In 2017 – President Buhari

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The Federal Government will sustain concrete measures to diversify the economy by devoting more resources to agriculture in the 2017 budget says President Muhammadu Buhari. buhari in kenyaAccording to a statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assitant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari made this known while speaking to reporters in Nairobi, Kenya at the weekend on the margins of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).

Drake Buys An Entire Billboard For Rihanna

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The romance rumors are surging yet again after Drake surprised Rihanna with an over-the-top gesture.

Over 10,000 Displaced,About 300 Houses Destroyed

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About 300 houses in some parts of Kaduna State have been submerged by flood, as a result of a heavy rainfall. Following the Incident, more than 10, 000 people have been forced out of their homes.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Jennifer Lopez And Boyfriend Breakup After 5 Years

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Contrary to People, TMZ reports that Smart’s side is denying the breakup rumors, but JLo’s side isn’t commenting on the issue.

FRSC pledges support for EFCC

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The Assistant Corps Marshal and Zonal Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC Zone 6, Jonas Agwu has pledged the support and cooperation of the FRSC to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Creative & enthusiastic, Nigerian youths can energize the whole nation, says VP Osinbajo

Sept 2 is Aso Villa demo day to promote Technology & Innovation in Nigeria, buhari administration wants to ensure equal opportunities for more young people Next month a group of 30 young Nigerians with vibrant technology-based ideas and innovations would be welcomed to Aso Rock, reflective of the Buhari administration's appreciation of the enormous creativity among Nigerian youths.

Deadly Earthquake Hits Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least six people dead and others trapped under rubble, The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of the city of Perugia, at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS said.

WHO Commends Nigeria For Release Of Immunisation Vaccines Budget


The Regional Director, WHO/AFRO, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti has commended the government of Nigeria for the initial and prompt respond to the discovery of 2 new cases of polio in Borno State.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

FG set to build 370 dams across the country

The federal government is set to commence the construction of 10 dams per state across the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The minister of agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh stated this yesterday, August 19 in his goodwill message at the public presentation of the water sector road map in Abuja.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This 11-year-old started a trash business to save money for college

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Most sixth graders probably haven't spent too much time thinking about high school, let alone college. But Micah Amezquita is not like most sixth graders. The 11-year-old recently started his own trash-can-toting business to make money so that he can start saving for college and become an aeronautical engineer.

This 25-year-old makes $500,000 a year tweeting random facts

While monetizing users is an ongoing challenge for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, one user has found a way to make $500,000 per year using social media platforms. Kris Sanchez, the 25-year-old man behind the Twitter account @Uberfacts, has made a career out of tweeting random facts Since his first tweet in 2009, Sanchez has amassed over 18 million followers across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

A company is launching an Olympics for the $1 billion e-sports gaming industry

e-Gaming for Gold in Rio E-Gaming for Gold in Rio 23 Hours Ago|03:31 A gaming tournament that is aiming to be the "Olympics of e-sports" was showcased at the Rio Games on Monday, with participants able to win medals instead of prize money.

Rio Olympics: Brazil ends D’ Tigers Olympics dream

Rio Olympics: Brazil ends D’ Tigers Olympics dream
Brazil beat Nigeria, 86-69, in their last Group B game on Monday to end the African champions hope of going beyond her London 2012 performance. With Nigeria, dropping to 1-4 with the loss, she will take no further part in the competition.

Northern CAN seeks arrest of dissident groups

Northern CAN seeks arrest of dissident groups
For building confusion, fomenting trouble, misunderstanding and division in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory), on Monday called on security agencies to arrest members of “two dissident groups”, Concerned Christians of Nigeria (CCN) and Northern Nigerian Christians (NNC), which have allegedly claimed to have pulled out of CAN.

He’d like a woman to be next UN scribe – Ki-moon

He’d like a woman to be next UN scribe – Ki-moon
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first time since it was established more than 70 years ago. As he nears the end of his second five-year term on Dec. 31, Ban said that “it’s high time now” for a female secretary-general after eight men at the helm of the world organisation.

Sultan tells herdsmen to stop destroying farms in Nigeria

Sultan tells herdsmen to stop destroying farms
The Sultan of Sokoto and Grand Patron MIYETTI Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday advised herders against allowing their livestock to destroy farm crops, even as he maintained that such should not however be a reason for violence.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wanted Salkida to Nigerian Army: I’m ready to meet you

Says he’s made personal sacrifice for release of Chibok girls Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Barely a day after being declared wanted by the Federal Government for alleged association with Boko Haram terrorists, Ahmad Salkida, has said he should be commended for making sacrifice to free the Chibok girls rather than being labelled an accomplice.

Usain Bolt wins, sets another record Read

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt had a slow slart but a marvellous finish to create a record nobody is sure would be surpassed or even matched any time in this generation ànd some say in this life time.

Gabby Douglas’ mom defends the Olympic gymnast after she was bullied online: ‘We’ve been brought to many tears’

Gabby Douglas' mother is fed up with people talking about her daughter's appearance. "She's had to deal with people criticizing her hair, or people accusing her of bleaching her skin. They said she had breast enhancements, they said she wasn't smiling enough, she's unpatriotic," Natalie Hawkins told Reuters.

Catastrophic Louisiana flooding leaves 6 people dead, 20,000 rescued

The death toll in Louisiana rose to six late Sunday as emergency crews worked to rescue scores of people from surging flood waters. Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that the flooding was “not over.” Residents escaped homes filling with waist-deep water as authorities expected more rivers and creeks to crest with historic flood levels — some reaching at least 17 feet — by Monday morning.

‘Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood’ stars Ray J and Princess Love are married

Ray J, who previously dated Kim Kardashian and Whitney Houston, married his VH1 co-star Princess Love.
Ray J and Princess Love have made it official. The reality stars, whose tumultuous relationship has been featured on VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood," tied the knot in front of 150 family and friends Friday at the Vibiana Cathedral in Los Angeles, People magazine said. Love also confirmed the happy news on Instagram.

We are embarking on “Buy Nigeria Campaign’’ – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the ministry will soon embark on “Buy Nigeria Campaign’’ to raise awareness on local contents. The Minister made the disclosure when the Management of Omatek Ventures Plc demonstrated its locally made Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs and fluorescent in his office.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

‘Jesus’-like Image Appears In Catholic Church, Makurdi

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Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church, Nenger, Markudi, Benue State on Monday became a centre of attraction as scores of people, Christians and Muslims, men and women, young and old, trooped there to catch a glimpse of the ‘image’ of Jesus Christ.

R. Kelly Reportedly Dating 19 Year Old Model

According to reports, the star and 19-year-old student and model, Halle Calhounare are dating.

Rio 2016: Olympics Organizers Beef Up Security Following Recent Attacks

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Security has been beefed up by the Rio Olympics organizers on Wednesday as safety concerns mounted following the disturbance of the bus carrying journalists, threat posed by possible street robbers and a security patrol coming under fire near Rio’s international airport.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Transcorp suspends N320bn power plan on gas scarcity

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, Transcorp Plc has suspended plans to build one of the nation’s biggest power plants as local gas shortage makes it difficult to obtain fuel and a downturn in the economy hinders efforts to raise funds for the project. The company in 2014, had said it would raise $1 billion to build a 1,000-megawatt gas-fired facility.

We will restore Ogoni ecosystem, says Buhari

One-time Lagos State Commissioner for Finance Mr Wale Edun was yesterday in Abuja inaugurated as Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Ogoni Trust Fund.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

My Wife Doesn’t Need To Cook- Banky W

Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) singer, Banky W, has stated that he has no qualms about marrying a woman who cannot cook. Banky-W-1 This is following a recent comment by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who advised youths not to marry a woman who lacks culinary skills.

Unpaid Arrears: 2 Retirees Slump As Pensioners Protest In Benue

Benue State Civil Service pensioners on Wednesday staged a protest under the umbrella of Concerned Benue Pensioners in Makurdi, the state capital. benue pensionersAt least two pensioners slumped while protesting non-payment of unpaid entitlements and gratuity which spanned 11 months by the state government.

The Satanic Temple Begins After School Activites Across US

This week, a temple which worships ‘Satan’ has begun to roll out its extra-curricular clubs across the US. The Satanic Temple has already seen 9 schools sign up as it plans to bring Lucifer to young children across the world.

Rio 2016: Female Tennis Player To Represent Nigeria

Elegant Table Tennis star, Funke Oshonaike will lead Team Nigeria at the Opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, at the Maracana stadium on Friday, August 5.

Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau releases audio message, says ‘still in charge’

Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau said in an audio message Thursday he is still around despite his reported ouster as head of the Nigeria-based jihadist group by the Islamic State (IS).

I will intervene in PDP crisis- Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to intervene in resolving the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Jonathan made the promise on Wednesday in Abuja when the zonal representatives of the PDP Board of Trustees led by its Chairman, Sen.Walid Jubril, paid him a courtesy visit.

Omolori confirmed as Clerk of National Assembly

The National Assembly Service Commission has confirmed Alhaji Mohammed Sani Omolori as the substantive Clerk of the National Assembly. This is contained in a letter signed by the Executive Chairman of the commission, Dr Adamu Fika, in Abuja on Wednesday.

2face Idibia Visits Milan with manager

One is a media, entertainment and public relations entrepreneu. The other is a music activist, industry leader and talent manager.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pastor Adeboye announces new measures for RCCG

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has charged all members of the church to help themselves by being obedient to every divine pronouncement.

Ex-militants’ protest: Army, DSS, Police, Navy take over Warri, Effurun

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THE Nigerian Army, Navy, Police and Department of State Services, DSS, have deployed personnel in strategic locations in Warri, Effurun and environs in Delta State, following intelligence report that ex-militants plan to protest the non-payment of their monthly allowances.

Why we deployed troops, equipment in Bayelsa — Military Speaks


The military, yesterday, said it deployed troops and equipment in Bayelsa State on Monday to forestall the threat of secession. A group known as the Adaka Boro Avengers had threatened to declare independence on Monday, but said it shelved the plan after the intervention of leaders including former President Goodluck Jonathan.

CBN directs banks to accept cheques in savings account


The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, directed banks operating in the country to accept deposit of cheques into savings account and to begin to embed Bank Verification Number, BVN in payment cards. The CBN, in a circular signed by Director, Banking & Payments System Department, Dipo Fatokun, dated July 28, 2016, sent to all banks and financial institutions and released, yesterday, stated: “The CBN in furtherance of its efforts at strengthening the Nigerian payments system hereby issues the following directives:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Igbo youths warn against Ekweremadu’s removal

OHANAEZE Ndigbo Youth Council has warned those they referred to as “some fifth columnists trying to undermine and threaten the office of the Deputy Senate President, saying that Nigerians would resist any attempt to remove Ekweremadu from office.

JAMB Withdraws 2016 Admission List Sent To Universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the withdrawal of the 2016 admission list earlier sent to all tertiary institutions in the country. In a statement signed by the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin,

You Too Can Make Millions As A Cockroach Farmer

Wang Fuming is a 43-year-old Chinese farmer in eastern province of Shandong. He is a farmer, but he tills no fields and when it comes to slaughtering his herd, all he needs is a vacuum cleaner and a vat of boiling water. Interesting isn’t it? Mr Wang rears cockroaches, the Periplaneta americana to be precise, and, it is making him rather rich.

Buhari Bans Conference Bags, Souvenirs At Workshops, Seminars

The Federal Government has banned the procurement and distribution of conference bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as Conferences and Seminars funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).In a statement on Sunday, in Abuja,