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UAD condemns 45% hike in electricity tariff »

The United Action for Democracy has condemned the 45% hike in electricity tariff which commenced on February 1. UAD described the sharp increase as an anti-poor people policy which will…

February 7, 2016, 5:32 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »
L-R: Nigeria's finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, IMF boss, Christine Lagarde and CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele

Nigeria doesn’t need World Bank, ADB loans— Falana »

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) says Nigeria does not need any loan from the World Bank or African Development Bank. He gave reasons for not obtaining loans from…

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Payment for trolleys at Nigerian airports to stop soon, says minister »

Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for aviation has given an assurance to Nigerians that payment for the use of trolleys at the nation’s airports would stop as soon as…

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N80m Dinner: Amaechi blasts Ben Bruce »

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation

Former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi has blasted Ben Murray-Bruce, the senator representing Bayelsa East Constituency over comments he made…

February 8, 2016, 1:29 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

I’ll work with other governors to strengthen PDP – Dickson »

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike , acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and Bayelsa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Seriake Dickson at the Thanksgiving Service  to mark the governor's Supreme Court victory on Sunday at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Rumuipirikom, Port Harcourt

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has assured the people of Rivers State that he would work closely with other…

February 8, 2016, 1:01 am / No Comment / Read More »

INEC officials who attempt to rig would be treated as armed robbers – Wike »

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that any official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who attempt to rig the…

February 8, 2016, 12:54 am / No Comment / Read More »

2016 Budget: Buhari earmarks N500bn to alleviate poverty »

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

The need to pay attention to the common man and spend the resources of this country on the poor people…

February 8, 2016, 12:41 am / No Comment / Read More »

Amaechi spent $150m on Buhari’s campaign – Wike »

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike , Former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili and former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan  at the reception of the Thanksgiving Service  to mark the governor's Supreme Court victory on Sunday at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Rumuipirikom, Port Harcourt

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has accused his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, of allegedly spending the sum of…

February 8, 2016, 12:29 am / 4 Comments / Read More »

DR Congo $750k richer after CHAN victory »

DR Congo celebrate their second CHAN title on Sunday in   Kigali, Rwanda

Taiwo Adelu The new champions of African Nations Championship (CHAN), the Leopards of DR Congo were $750,000 richer after they won the 2016 edition of the tournament in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday. The final at the Amahoro Stadium saw DR Congo romp to an emphatic…

February 7, 2016, 9:17 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Gary Neville’s Valencia beaten again »

Valencia manager, Gary Neville

Gary Neville suffered another defeat as Valencia manager as a 1-0 loss at struggling Real Betis placed the ex-England defender under more pressure. He is yet to oversee a La Liga win since taking charge in December, as Ruben Castro’s second-half goal gave Betis a…

February 7, 2016, 7:47 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Congo DR lifts second CHAN trophy after subduing Mali 3-0 »

DR Congo players celebrate after scoring a goal

Congo Democratic Republic has won its second trophy of the African Nations Championship. The national team beat Mali in the finals in Rwanda today, 3-0, with a brace by Elia Meschak in the 29th and 62nd minute and a third goal by Jonathan Bolingi in…

February 7, 2016, 7:40 pm / No Comment / Read More »

CHAN: Congo DR are kings of Africa »

DR Congo players celebrate after scoring a goal

The Democratic Republic Of Congo won the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for a second time on Sunday, beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda. The Leopards, coached by Florent Ibenge (pictured), secured the title with two goals from the impressive Mechak Elia an a…

February 7, 2016, 7:37 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Costa strikes late as Hiddink continues unbeaten run »

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Diego Costa scored a late equaliser to preserve Chelsea’s unbeaten record under interim boss Guus Hiddink and deny Manchester United a win. United dominated early on, Thibaut Courtois producing a fine one-handed save to keep out Anthony Martial. David de Gea saved well from Nemanja…

February 7, 2016, 7:33 pm / No Comment / Read More »


Lagos And The Menace Of ‘Danfo’ Drivers »

•A commuter bus, popularly known as Danfo

By Samuel Omojoye For me, it was like a scene from a blockbuster movie. It was such a horrendous scene that I couldn’t get over…

February 5, 2016, 5:34 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Nigeria Needs education Reforms »

Education Minister, Adamu Adamu shake hands with President Muhammadu Buhari

By Oluwagbenga Oyebanji I have always believed education should be driven towards self discovery. I read two books that changed my mindset about education, ‘Innovation…

February 4, 2016, 1:16 pm / No Comment / Read More »

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17 dead, 79 injured in auto crash on Ibadan-Lagos road

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Sunday confirmed that 17 persons died in an automobile crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Mr Yusuf Salami, Oyo State Sector Commander of the commission, told NAN that 79 persons were…

February 8, 2016, 1:11 am / Read More »
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200 million girls and women living with Female Genital Mutilation – UNICEF

At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children’s agency. Somalia, Guinea and Djibouti continue…

February 5, 2016, 4:49 am / Read More »
Editorial Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole

Wake Up Call As Lassa Fever Ravages Nigeria

If the Nigerian government continues with this level of lacklustre attitude and blame game concerning Lassa fever, then Nigerians should be ready to experience the recent tragedy that befell Liberia and a few other neighbours when…

January 22, 2016, 12:06 pm / Read More »
2015 Election Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria

‘You are aiding poll robbers’, TMG blasts Supreme Court over Rivers, Akwa Ibom

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has provoked the most unsparing criticism so far over its shocking decisions on governorship election disputes, most especially in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Leading election monitors in Nigeria, The Transition Monitoring Group,…

February 5, 2016, 12:05 am / Read More »
Body Confidence by Sharon J. Akinyemi Sharon Jane Akinyemi


“How come you are able to touch the floor with your palms and without your knees bent? I wish I could do the same, how do you do that successfully?” I asked Carol my client. And…

January 22, 2016, 6:19 pm / Read More »
Entertainment The Cast of the movie  76

‎1976: 40 years after, The movie surfaces‎

The streets of Nollywood were lit up last night with the movers and shakers of the industry attending the first private screening of Prince Tonye Princewill’s latest movie production, 76′. The Private screening was the first…

February 7, 2016, 8:26 pm / Read More »
Music Kanye West

Kanye West takes shots at Wiz Khalifa in Twitter fight

Max B enthusiast Wiz Khalifa didn’t take kindly to Kanye West changing the name of his album from SWISH to WAVES last night. “Max B is the wavy one,”Wiz wrote. “He created the wave. There is no wave without…

January 28, 2016, 3:16 am / Read More »
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American music star, Ciara to feature in Darey’s Lagos concert

Funsho Arogundade R&B superstar Darey Art Alade has revealed that the third edition of his highly anticipated concert, Love Like a Movie will hold on 28 February and will feature International Grammy award winning superstar, Ciara.…

February 3, 2016, 9:41 pm / Read More »

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