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Nigeria’s Forte Oil sells stake to Mercuria for $200m »

(Reuters) – Nigeria’s Forte Oil said on Wednesday it had sold a 17 percent stake to Mercuria Energy for $200 million to finance growth and working capital. Forte Oil, which…

October 7, 2015, 10:17 am / No Comment / Read More »
FILE PHOTO: (R): Uzochi Nwagwu, General Electric's Chief Operating Officer, West Africa addressing journalists in Onne, Rivers State

General Electric trains journalists on Energy and Infrastructure reporting »

African Media Initiative (AMI) and General Electric (GE) have partnered to boost media coverage of Energy and Infrastructure issues in Africa. Some 20 journalists drawn from the East Africa region…

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Reps ask NERC, Discos to stop upward review of electricity tariff »

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to immediately stop distribution companies (Discos) from further increase in electricity tariff. This came up during plenary…

October 6, 2015, 10:02 pm / No Comment / Read More »

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I came to Lagos to steal- convicted SUV snatcher confesses »

Car thief Somadina Enyiobi with the SUV he stole

Cyriacus Izuekwe A convicted car snatcher, Somadina Enyiobi has confessed that he left his village in Oraifite in Anambra State…

October 7, 2015, 10:52 am / No Comment / Read More »

Ministerial nomination: Police warn against pro, anti-Amaechi protests »

Chibuike Amaechi

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt The nomination of former Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, of Rivers State as minister is heating up political tension…

October 7, 2015, 8:53 am / No Comment / Read More »

Flood kills boy, 11, in Delta »

River Niger flood

Jethro Ibileke/Asaba An 11-year-old boy, names withheld, who lost his life in a ravaging flood that submerged Okpai community in…

October 7, 2015, 6:45 am / No Comment / Read More »

Buhari lauds British, Swiss support in recovering stolen Nigerian funds »

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja applauded the renewed support from Britain and Switzerland for the recovery and repatriation…

October 7, 2015, 6:25 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Delta approves N400m for students’ assistance scheme »

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

Delta state government has approved N400 million to finance its students’ assistance scheme, Mr Jude Senebe, the Commissioner for Higher…

October 6, 2015, 10:57 pm / No Comment / Read More »

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Violence: LMC goes tough on clubs, coaches, referees »


Four Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have been charged by the League Management Company (LMC) for various breaches bordering on failure to provide adequate security and unacceptable supporters’ behavior even as match officials involved in three of the ten games of Match Day 32…

October 6, 2015, 9:40 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Jurgen Klopp close to signing for Liverpool »

Juergen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp, former Borussia Dortmund coach, looks set to sign a three year deal with Liverpool. The Mail Online reported today that the club will hold a transatlantic board meeting via videophone today to tie up the appointment . Klopp is Liverpool’s No 1 choice…

October 6, 2015, 12:01 pm / No Comment / Read More »

International Friendly : Eaglets tackle Argentina »

Golden Eaglets line up

Nigeria’s U-17 side, Golden Eaglets, will Tuesday have their work cut out when they tackle their Argentine counterparts in a friendly match at the Argentina Football Association (AFA) Training Centre in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. The match, which is part of the team’s preparation towards the…

October 6, 2015, 10:37 am / No Comment / Read More »

I have faith in Nigeria’s Justice System- Deepak, British Accountant »

Deepak Khilnani

In this interview, Deepak Khilnani, a British Accountant and Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Group speaks on the challenges of doing business in Nigeria, his relationship with indigenous firms and assessment of the Nigeria justice system. Henry Ojelu What is the business of Clean Energy…

October 4, 2015, 8:00 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »

Liverpool sacks Rodgers after poor start »

Brendan Rodgers

AFP – Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday (Oct 4) following a year of disappointing results that culminated in a poor start to the current season. The announcement came just hours after Liverpool had held Everton to a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby…

October 4, 2015, 7:28 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »


Matthew Hassan Kukah And His Brand of Politics: Towards Nigeria Finding Its Soul »

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari and Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah

By Rev. Fr. Iheanyi Enwerem, O.P. Who in the Nigerian political and ecclesiastical circles would not know the then Fr. and now Bishop Matthew Hassan…

October 6, 2015, 4:28 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »

I don’t envy President Buhari’s ministers »

President Muhammadu Buhari

Peter Claver Oparah I do not envy President Buhari’s ministers at all. I rather pity them, especially those who came on board with the same…

October 5, 2015, 6:21 pm / No Comment / Read More »

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Over 8000 ghost students discovered in Delta bursary scheme

Jethro Ibileke/Asaba The verification and biometric exercise of students of Delta State origin benefiting from the State Students Assistance (Bursary) Scheme, has led to the discovery of about 8,141 ghost students who benefited immensely from the…

October 7, 2015, 8:00 am / Read More »
World Coup leader, General Gilbert Diendere arrives at the airport to greet Senegal's President Macky Sall and Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 18, 2015.    REUTERS/Joe Penney

Burkina Faso court charges general, ex-minister over coup

(Reuters) – A court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday charged a general and a former foreign minister with crimes including threatening state security and murder in the wake of a short-lived coup last month, judicial sources…

October 7, 2015, 10:07 am / Read More »
Editorial Consumers protesting against crazy billing at IKEDC office in Ikeja, Lagos, recently.

Crazy Billing: Between IKEDC And Abuja DISCO

Consumers under Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, are groaning under crazy bills slammed on them recently by the company. The bills have been rising astronomically in recent months, with non users of pre-paid meters bearing the…

October 2, 2015, 1:38 pm / Read More »
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Tribunal sacks APGA lawmaker

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri on Tuesday nullified the election of Mr Ndubuisi Ikonne, representing Owerri West Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Mr…

October 6, 2015, 11:12 pm / Read More »
Body Confidence by Sharon J. Akinyemi Sharon Jane Akinyemi


By Sharon Jane Akinyemi Is that all Mummy? “Oh yes. That is all my dear daughter”. That was actually the end of a very interesting discussion between my daughter and I . She has been eating…

September 23, 2015, 11:08 am / Read More »
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Kosoko, Halima Abubakar feature in Outed

Daniels Ekugo Jide Kosoko, Halima Abubakar amongst other Nollywood greats will be headlining a new movie entitled Outed. According to the producer of the movie, Nwachukwu Emioma, “Outed is an ultra modern story that discusses incest,…

October 6, 2015, 5:12 pm / Read More »
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South East leaders in South Africa promote Igbo culture

    South-eastern Nigerians resident in South Africa have taken advantage of the bi-national cooperation between the two countries to begin cultural exchanges with major ethnic groups in that country. One of their leaders, Chief Martin…

October 5, 2015, 7:52 pm / Read More »
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Be.Television excites Startimes subscribers

Subscribers of Pay TV provider, Startimes have expressed delight at the inclusion of Be.Television on its network. The TV station which was launched on 15 May is also enjoying rave reviews from entertainment writers. The brain…

October 2, 2015, 11:04 am / Read More »

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