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    Akunyili flown to India for ‘urgent treatment’

Akunyili flown to India for ‘urgent treatment’

Former Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili, was on Saturday night flown to India for an "urgent treatment" of her undisclosed medical condition.A family source told TheCable that the former director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has fallen seriously ill again after returning from a trip to France."We would rather this was not reported at [...]

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    WHAT IF… Jonathan decides not to run in 2015?

WHAT IF… Jonathan decides not to run in 2015?

President Goodluck Jonathan can’t seem to win these days—and we don’t mean the war against Boko Haram. On the one hand he is being asked to stop declaring (a state of emergency in the north), while at the same time, he is being pressed to declare (his candidacy for 2015).Dates for Mr President’s declaration have been shifted every month since [...]

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    Michelle ‘heartbroken’ by Chibok girls kidnap

Michelle ‘heartbroken’ by Chibok girls kidnap

United States First Lady, Michelle Obama, says she and her husband, President Barack Obama are “outraged and heartbroken” by the kidnap of more than 200 Nigerian girl-pupils in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram.Solely delivering the White House weekly address for the first time on Saturday — she has joined Obama to deliver the address in the past, but never [...]

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    Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

It is exactly 32 days to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but there is enough to whet the appetite already before the tournament begins on June 12, 2014.Protests have been held across the country; stadia have collapsed and casualties abound; accusations of embezzlement have been traded among the country’s senior figures; the Amazon forest is causing nightmares in [...]

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    ‘Memorablia’ from the World Economic Forum on Africa

‘Memorablia’ from the World Economic Forum on Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2014 ended on Friday with the announcement of Capetown, South Africa, as the host for the next forum scheduled for June 2015.Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, Phillip Rosler, declared the event as successful in many standards, noting that the forum received three times more articles compared to the previous year.“This forum has affected [...]

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    2015 election registration materials ‘ready’

2015 election registration materials ‘ready’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that all election materials would be deployed to all states of the federation in good time for the 2015 general election.The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Jibrin Zarewa, gave this assurance at a news conference in Gusau on Friday.Previous elections have been marred by shortage of materials, leading [...]

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    Uche bears no grudge for WC snub

Uche bears no grudge for WC snub

Despite not making coach Stephen Keshi’s provisional 30-man list, Nigeria forward, Ikechukwu Uche, says he bears no grudge against the Super Eagles boss.The Villarreal striker, who last played for his country as a substitute in the 1-0 win against Burkina Faso in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last year, was ignored even with his 12 [...]

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    ‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan says he will "not sleep with two eyes closed" until the over-200 girls kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram are rescued.He stated this at a world press conference to mark the end of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) hosted in Abuja.Jonathan appealed to the parents of the abducted girls to be patient and cooperate with [...]

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    INEC cracks down on early campaigns in Taraba

INEC cracks down on early campaigns in Taraba

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given politicians in Taraba seven days to remove all campaign billboards and posters or face prosecution.Mr Austin Okojie, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, gave the directive at a stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday in Jalingo.Okojie warned against pasting of campaign posters now, stressing that it was contrary to the Electoral Act."The commission has [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Boko Haram founder’s last words

FLASHBACK: Boko Haram founder’s last words

 Before the founder of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad ("People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad"), Mohammed Yusuf, was killed on July 30, 2009, he was interviewed by Nigerian security operatives after being captured in Maiduguri, Borno State. The carnage in Maiduguri then would be child's play compared to what is taking place today. Reproduced below [...]

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    Dangote promises to stabilise cement prices

Dangote promises to stabilise cement prices

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, aims to stem the escalating cost of cement by releasing 9 million tonnes of the product into the market to.[...]

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    Police: ‘No Boko Haram kidnap in Lagos’

Police: ‘No Boko Haram kidnap in Lagos’

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Command has debunked reports that 10 pupils of a primary school were kidnapped in Lagos today by Boko Haram.Speaking with journalists at Premier College Group of Schools, Palm Avenue, Mushin, where the sect members were rumoured to have struck, Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Ngozi Braide, stated that no act of [...]

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    Agonising words of an abducted girl: Daddy, please tell mummy I may never see her again

Agonising words of an abducted girl: Daddy, please tell mummy I may never see her again

Snippets of what transpired on the night that more than 300 girls were kidnapped from Government Secondary School, Chibok, are now sipping into the public domain.According to a CNN report, a father said his daughter called him on the phone while she was being taken away by the Boko Haram insurgents in the early hours of April 15, 2014."Daddy, Boko [...]

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    Father of Chibok abductee ‘gladdened’ by public support

Father of Chibok abductee ‘gladdened’ by public support

The father of one of the abducted Chibok girls, Rev Enoch Mark, has spoken about the abduction of his daughter, following insinuations that the abduction of the girls may be a hoax.Speaking at the sit-out rally of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign at the Maitama Amusement Park, Abuja, Mark thanked everyone who has been involved in creating awareness on the missing girls.He said that until [...]

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    Lone-ranger female coach ‘not threatened by men’

Lone-ranger female coach ‘not threatened by men’

Kehinde Bassey, the coach of Nigeria Immigration Service women basketball team, says she is not threatened when her team play against any of those managed by her male counterparts."I am competent to manage a team, as any of the male coaches," Bassey told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ilorin.Bassey coaches one of the 16 teams taking [...]

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    Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

It is the dream of every Nigerian player to be at the World Cup donning the green-white-green jersey of the country.Making the provisional 30-man list is a first step to boarding the aircraft to Brazil. Not being among the unlucky seven that will get chopped off the list is the next.Here is what each player needs to do and avoid [...]

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