Category: The News Blog

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SolaSeptember 26, 2014

Warri pastor loses wife and 4 kids to midnight fire

by Anike’ Jacobs Parish Pastor, John Kayode, of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Otumara, Warri in Delta State has lost ...

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SolaSeptember 26, 2014

She was stubborn, I am not guilty | Woman pours hot water on 12-year-old maid, burns chest

by Anike’ Jacobs One Mrs. Bethelyn Falade, 27, who resides on Church Street, Powerline, in the Ijaiye-Ojokoro area of Lagos, ...

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SolaSeptember 26, 2014

Freed Chibok girl is 4 months pregnant

by S’ola Filani After undergoing series of tests at the hospital she was admitted in, the Chibok girl, Susanna Hauwa ...

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SolaSeptember 26, 2014

Greener Pastures | Labaran Maku, Obanikoro, other ministers are quitting Jonathan’s cabinet in four days

by Anike’ Jacobs To pursue greener pastures in the 2015 general elections, six  of the ministers  in President Goodluck Jonathan’s ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 25, 2014

Cashing in: Nigerian Customs rakes in N3 trillion in revenue

by Akan Ido The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has been able to collect total revenue of N3,048,314,862,310.03 between January 2011 ...

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YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

Our health sector climbs higher: Nigeria exits the polio club

by Laila Ibrahim The World Health Organization has commended Nigeria for its successful containment of the deadly Ebola virus and ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 25, 2014

Why I left the @APCNigeria – Ikimi explains, yet again

by Isi Esene Tom Ikimi, who recently dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 25, 2014

#BokoHaram kills pastor, teacher, 18 others in Borno

by Isi Esene Gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect reportedly attacked Shaffa and Shindiffu villages of ...

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YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

#FayoseSlap: Ekiti judiciary grinds to a halt

by Godwin Akanfe The Ekiti state Chief Judge, Ayodeji Daramola, has ordered the immediate closure of all state courts after ...

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YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

It is true – Police confirm the finding of one of the #Chibok girls

by James Sambo The Nigeria Police has announced the release of one of the remaining 219 girls kidnapped by Boko ...

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YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

Jonathan gets his $1 billion to fight #BokoHaram

by Laila Ibrahim The Senate has approved the $1 billion loan requested by President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle insecurity and ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2014

For raping and impregnating a woman, man gets life

by Azubuike Azikiwe A resident of Osun, Obafemi Kolawole has been sentenced to life imprisonment for rape, by a High ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2014

“2015 elections will be open and transparent” – GEJ tells the world at UN General Assembly

by Laila Ibrahim President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his determination to ensure that 2015 general elections will be conducted in ...

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YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

Thug life: Fayose ‘orders’ judge beaten up for “being rude to him”

by Godwin Akanfe The Ekiti governorship election tribunal which was scheduled to hold today at the High Court in Ado-Ekiti ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2014

Cable thief electrocuted at transformer sub-station in Katsina

by James Sambo An unidentified man, believed to be a cable vandal has been found dead near a transformer sub-station ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2014

“I didn’t do it” || Asamoah Gyan denies involvement in the drowning of Ghanaian rapper and girlfriend

by Azubuike Azikiwe Months after the death of Ghanaian rapper, Castor, Asamoah Gyan, who was a witness to the drowning ...

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YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

You don’t know your local government councillor? Well, you’re not alone

by Adedayo Ademuwagun One councillor reportedly won a visa lottery some time ago and left the country, but still continued ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2014

Ebola gets a special envoy: United Nations’ boss appoints David Nabarro

by Kolapo Olapoju Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nation’s Secretary General has appointed David Nabarro as the Special Envoy for Ebola, ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2014

Six arraigned by EFCC for fishing in the wrong waters

by Kolapo Olapoju On Wednesday, 24 September, six men were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for unauthorised/illegal ...

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SolaSeptember 25, 2014

A man of God should NOT always be around the president | Catholic Bishops lay into Oritsejafor

by S’ola Filani Oh dear, the leadership of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) is not pleased with the ...

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SolaSeptember 25, 2014

Another #Chibok girl found wandering in the bush

by S’ola Filani One of the female students, who was abducted by the Boko Haram sect from Government Secondary School, ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoSeptember 25, 2014

Kwara state! Tony Tetuila is back, but not for music || He seeks your vote in 2015

by Godwin Akanfe Musician, Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known as Tony Tetuila, has declared his intention to run for a ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoSeptember 25, 2014

No @Amnesty, military not guilty of any human right abuses – NHRC

by Laila Ibrahim Contrary to indictments made by Amnesty International about the Nigerian military abusing human rights in the fight ...

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SolaSeptember 25, 2014

Good news – NYSC to reduce N4,000 online registration fee

by S’ola Filani Get in here, Corps members! Following the outrage the  N4,000 payable by prospective corps members for printing ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 24, 2014

Another kidnap! Chinese expatriate abducted by gunmen in Kogi

by Azubuike Azikiwe A Chinese national, who was a government consultant in the country, has been kidnapped by gunmen, from ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 24, 2014

We killed some #BokoHaram commanders in combat – @DefenceInfoNG

by Isi Esene Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade has given details of the fight against Boko Haram in the North-eastern ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 24, 2014

How I lost 10 members of my family to #Ebola – Liberian [LISTEN]

by Isi Esene M. Sahr Noowah, a man from Liberia has told the BBCRadio 5 live’s Drive how he lost ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 24, 2014

“He treats me like a slave” || “She sleeps around” – Couple beg court to end their marriage

by Azubuike Azikiwe Ayo Bamisaye, a housewife, is seeking dissolution of her 10-year-old marriage, citing the incessant extra marital affair ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 24, 2014

Statistics bureau denies releasing report about 85% employment rate and creation of millions of jobs

by Tunji Andrews Contrary to reports making the rounds, the National Bureau of Statistics, has come out to refute headlines ...

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photoeditorSeptember 24, 2014

Eko ti baje! @followlasg take note – Refuse is back on the streets of #Lagos

by Hycinth Iyereosa and Kolapo Olapoju Back in 2007, when Babatunde Fashola became the Governor of Lagos state, he came ...

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