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“ARE WE NOW LIKE NIGERIA WHERE YOU HAVE TO REACH YOUR POCKET TO GET ANYTHING DONE” – ROBERT MUGABE TAKES SHOTS AT NIGERIA

President Robert Mugabe was speaking at his 90th birthday luncheon. The Zimbabwean President took several shots at Nigeria in his remarks saying Zimbabweans are now almost behaving like Nigerians who have to be corruptly paid for every service. “Are we now like Nigeria wh...

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SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI REPLIES TO ACCUSATIONS OF FINANCIAL RECKLESSNESS

The recently suspended CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has replied to allegations of financial recklessness leveled against him by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and the Nigerian presidency. Read the lengthy reply below:   I am compelled to make...

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MEDVIEW PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN LAGOS

A false fire alarm on an Abuja-bound MedView Airline Boeing 737 from Lagos yesterday earned it immediate grounding by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The acting Director General of NCAA, Benedict Adeyileka, said the action was to enable the agency’s engineer...

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FORMER MINISTER GETS HEROIC WELCOME

The former Minister of Sports  and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi was on Saturday welcomed back to Kwara by his supporters. The former minister was last week relieved of his duty by President Goodluck Jonathan owing to what many Nigerians de...

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18 DIE IN IMMIGRATION RECRUITMENT STAMPEDE

About 18 job seekers died and many were injured on Saturday during a nationwide recruitment test conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service. The applicants reportedly paid the sum of N1,000 as application fee. Millions of job seekers had thronged venues of the exercise,...

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JONATHAN PAYS HOMAGE TO LATE YAR’ADUA’S MOTHER

President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina on Friday paid homage to Hajia Aya Dada, the mother of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. Jonathan, who was on a two-day state visit to Katsina State, arrived at the Yar’Aduas at 9.20 a.m. accompanied by Gov. Ibrahim Shem...

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IMO GOVERNMENT DISCOVER CRUDE IN SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

The Imo Government said it discovered crude oil in some local government areas, and urged the Federal Government to inspect the sites for possible exploration.  The Managing Director of Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (ISOPADEC), Dr Henry Okoro, reveal...

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MILITARY FOILS ATTEMPT TO FREE DETAINED TERRORISTS

The military on Friday said it foiled an attempt by some terrorists in Maiduguri to free some of their detained colleagues. This is contained in a statement issued by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director, Defence Information, in Abuja. ”The attack has been succes...

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GUNMEN KILL 100 IN KADUNA

At least 100 people were killed when some gunmen attacked three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Saturday. Our correspondent gathered that the attackers invaded the three villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi on F...

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VIDEO: POE- NEW ERA

HIP HOP LIVES IN NIGERIA!!! Poe is a shinning light for Nigerian rap music. The intelligent rapper makes his solo debut after featuring on Show Dem Camp’s ‘Feel Alright’ The video is the handiwork of Shakes and TEC of Show Dem Camp.

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VIDEO: SHOW DEM CAMP – HAPPY WEEKEND

Nigeria’s foremost rap duo follow up their stellar 2013 with ‘Happy Weekend’ a take on Lagos authorities. HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU ALL

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REPS UNCOVER FRESH MISSING N35BN

More revelations by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts indicated on Thursday that the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation could not account for N35bn it collected from the Service Wide Vote within nine years. While the records of the Bud...

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DEFENCE MINISTER, ALIYU GUSAU, TELLS JONATHAN TO CALL MILITARY CHIEFS TO ORDER

Aliyu Gusau, Nigeria’s Defence minister, had his powers challenged by military commanders he was appointed to supervise. On Tuesday he sent a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan threatening to quit if the Commander-in-Chief failed to rein in chiefs of defence, arm...

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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT, STATES, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHARE N641.299 BILLION FOR FEBRUARY

The federal government, states and local governments on Thursday shared N641.2 billion from the Federation Account for February. The Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Jonah Otunla, made the disclosure in Abuja when he addressed journalists on the outcome of the F...

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CUSTODIAN THINK TANK: THE PREMIER LEAGUE HALL OF FAME

The Hall of Fame is a concept more common in American sports. Taking a leaf from our friends on the ESPN podcast, we decided to ask a number of football fans to nominate three players into a Premier League Hall of Fame and explain their reasoning. The only requirement: Pl...