Friday, February 22, 2019

Mayowa Tijani

    Gloomy 59th anniversary in Tunisia, as ISIS claims attack

Gloomy 59th anniversary in Tunisia, as ISIS claims attack

In place of the celebration of its 59th Independence Day anniversary, Tunisia is faced with mourning and gloom, as Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the deadly attack on Bardo museum in Tunisia, which left 17 tourists and two Tunisians dead.In an audio message released by ISIS, tagged Knights of Islamic state, the sect praised the “heroics” of two attackers armed [...]

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    Jega: There are still security concerns over polls

Jega: There are still security concerns over polls

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there are still a few security concerns hovering over the 2015 general election.Jega, who refused to speak to the press after meeting the president and service chiefs on Tuesday, finally spoke at a situation room dialogue session at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja on Wednesday, where he revealed the [...]

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    Wali: Jonathan won’t apologise for Morocco row

Wali: Jonathan won’t apologise for Morocco row

Aminu Wali, the minister for foreign affairs, has exonerated President Goodluck Jonathan from the phony phone call row between Nigeria and Morocco, saying the president had nothing to do with it and therefore owes Nigerians no apology.While fielding questions from newsmen after a meeting with the president and the security council in Abuja on Monday, the minister admitted that there [...]

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    Israel prime minister, Netanyahu, wins 4th term

Israel prime minister, Netanyahu, wins 4th term

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, on Wednesday won his fourth term in office as his party, Likud party claimed victory at the just-concluded poll.According to Jerusalem post, with 95 percent of votes counted, the president's Likud party has emerged as winner of the keenly-contested poll.“With nearly 95 percent of precincts reporting before dawn on Wednesday, the Likud has emerged as the [...]

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    iRep screens documentary on Badagry at international festival

iRep screens documentary on Badagry at international festival

A documentary film titled Badagry: A Journey Back in Time has been shortlisted for screening at the fifth edition of the iRepresent international documentary film festival in Lagos.According to a statement released by Pelu Awofeso, managing editor of Waka-about, the documentary is scheduled to screen at the freedom park museum, Victoria Island and at the Goethe Institute, city hall, Lagos [...]

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    Jakande: Cancellation of metro line a disservice to Nigerians

Jakande: Cancellation of metro line a disservice to Nigerians

Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of Lagos state, says the cancellation of metro line is a disservice to the Nigerian people.The father of many firsts, as he is fondly called, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen at the launch of a book, Jakande: Leadership is Action, written in his honour.Jakande was asked if Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressive [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ICC to ‘consider’ APC’s petition against Jonathan’s wife over call for stoning

EXCLUSIVE: ICC to ‘consider’ APC’s petition against Jonathan’s wife over call for stoning

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday confirmed receiving correspondence from the All Progressives Congress (APC), against Patience Jonathan, the Nigerian first lady.TheCable had written to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) seeking clarification on reports that the court had formally received a petition against the first lady from APC.The response was that communication was received from APC and the petition [...]

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    Litany of complaints dog JAMB’s full-fledged CBT

Litany of complaints dog JAMB’s full-fledged CBT

For the first time on Monday, March 9, 2015, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) held the total Computer-Based Test (CBT), with an estimated 1.4 million candidates expected to partake in the 10-day exercise.When JAMB announced that it was phasing out the paper pencil test (PPT), which had been the norm for 37 years, many doubted its ability to handle the [...]

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    Now you can lose your penis – and have it back!

Now you can lose your penis – and have it back!

Year 2014 would be remembered for many things, one of which would be the year that the world had its first successful penis transplant.According to BBC, a surgical team in South Africa has recorded the first successful penis transplant in a bid to meet up with the penile needs of many South African youths.The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being [...]

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    Carson, Clinton ‘favoured’ for 2016 US presidency

Carson, Clinton ‘favoured’ for 2016 US presidency

Hilary Clinton, wife of former United States (US) president Bill Clinton and Ben Carson, the first neurosurgeon to separate Siamese twins at the head, are the most favoured for the 2016 US presidential race, according to a poll conducted by Gallup.The poll rates Hilary Clinton as the most popular of all the 16 candidates considered, with 89 percent of Americans familiar [...]

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    Saraki ‘unaware of Jonathan’s dirty love triangle’

Saraki ‘unaware of Jonathan’s dirty love triangle’

Bukola Saraki, a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria and a top member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied having anything to do with a damaging documentary concerning President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience, and Diezani Alison-Madueke, the minister of petroleum resources.In a statement released by the former governor of Kwara state, through his media aide, Bamikole [...]

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    Ebola death toll in West Africa hits 10,000

Ebola death toll in West Africa hits 10,000

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has confirmed.The virus, which claimed eight lives in Nigeria before it was declared Ebola-free, has done more harm to West Africa than any region of the world.According to the latest situation reports from WHO, Liberia has recorded the most deaths with 4,162.Sierra Leone [...]

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    Chadian soldiers ‘withdraw’ from Nigeria

Chadian soldiers ‘withdraw’ from Nigeria

A large number of Chadian soldiers in the frontline of fights against Boko Haram have withdrawn from Nigeria to Cameroon, Reuters is reporting.Chadian soldiers, who asked not to be identified, said troops operating in Nigeria had pulled back from their forward base of Gamboru to Fotokol, a town on the Cameroon side of the border.“We don't know the reason for [...]

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    GEJ: Boko Haram members train at ISIS camps

GEJ: Boko Haram members train at ISIS camps

President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed that Nigerian Islamic terror group, Boko Haram fighters has been training with the sophisticated terrorist sect, Islamic State (ISIS).According to Voice of America, Jonathan had long suspected the Nigerian sect of having alliances with international extremist groups."So we know the links are there. But even now, we may not know the degree of linkages as [...]

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    PDP govs ‘worried by the age of Buhari’s ideas’

PDP govs ‘worried by the age of Buhari’s ideas’

Godswill Akpabio, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the party and its governors are not worried by the age of Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but by the “age of his ideas”.While speaking at the PDP governors’ forum at Lagos on Tuesday, Akpabio said Buhari’s ideas were obsolete and his [...]

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    10 Chadian soldiers fall to Boko Haram

10 Chadian soldiers fall to Boko Haram

Twenty Chadian soldiers died while multinational troops displaced Boko Haram from Malam Fatouri and Damasak town in Borno state Nigeria, killing 300 militants.According to Reuters, an additional 30 Nigerian and Chadian soldiers were wounded in clashes over the two towns just a day after thousands of troops crossed the border to retake areas held by the Islamist sect.Though no official statements have [...]

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