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50 French Firms Scramble For Nigeria’s Business Opportunities

A delegation of 50 heads of French companies is expected to visit Nigeria next week to explore business opportunities and establish bilateral links in the country, the French Embassy said on Friday. A statement from Georges Vanin, First Counsellor, Political Affairs and Communication, Embassy of France, said the business delegation was the first of a kind from France to any ...

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Wolves Maul Sunshine Stars 3-0 In Warri

The Technical Adviser of Warri Wolves, Paul Aigbogun, has expressed joy at the 3-0 defeat of Sunshine Stars of Akure in their Saturday’s home match at the Warri Township, Stadium. The victory earned Wolves 55 points and a move to the club to the second position on the log Wolves had so far played 32 matches to now stay behind ...

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Liverpool Boss, Rodgers, Gets The Boot


  Liverpool have sacked manager Brendan Rodgers with immediate effect. The Reds drew with Everton on Sunday to leave them 10th in the Premier League and six points off the top spot. “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch,” said a club statement. “The search for ...

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How Buhari Rescued Girl Shot By Robbers, Consoled Bomb Survivors At National Hospital

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  President Muhammadu Buhari has been to commiserate with the survivors of Friday night’s bomb attacks in Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A Presidency statement signed by Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, said “On a visit to the survivors of the attack who are receiving treatment ...

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Alison-Madueke’s Arrest Splits Niger Delta Groups


*It’s Selective Persecution – CEMEDEC *She Should Rot In Jail – NDF   By Daniel Abia, P/Harcourt Groups in the Niger Delta region have expressed different views on the arrest of the former minister of petroleum in the administration of the President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in London, United Kingdom. The Centre for Media and Development Communication (CEMEDEC), in ...

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Bomb Scare Forces Residents Indoors In Niger

Chinwendu Nnadozie, Minna   The multiple bomb explosions that rocked some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, last Friday have created panic among people of neighbouring Niger State as residents now avoid crowded areas and marketplaces. Commercial hubs of Suleja, Madalla, where the first bomb explosion was recorded in Niger State, and its environs, Minna, the state capital ...

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Financial Crisis Rocks Delta LGs

By Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba   Local government councils in Delta State are under pressure with financial misappropriation and accountability problems causing division between the councillors and the chairmen. Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Council, Henry Baro, was recently suspended by state lawmakers for alleged financial impropriety with counter-suspension of the appointed Acting Chairman by the LG councillors. While the dust ...

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I Did Not Spend N64b On Independence Celebrations – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has branded Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, a ‘liar’ for alleging that he spent N64 billion on October 1 celebrations between 2010 and 2015. The statement, titled “We never spent billions on independence anniversary — Jonathan”, was issued on behalf of the former president on Sunday by Abubakar Sulaiman, the immediate past minister/deputy chairman, National ...

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Groups Slam Bello For ‘Lopsided Appointments’ In Niger

Chinwendu Nnadozie, Minna   More troubles seems to be coming the way of Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger State as groups from Niger East (Zone B) have come out in protest against their omission from government and against what they termed, religious and tribal lopsidedness in appointments. Distribution of appointments so far made by the All Progressive Congress (APC) ...

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PDP, Dickson Planning Anti-APC Protests – Sylva

Sylva and Dickson

By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa   The Timipre Sylva Campaign Organisation has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Seriake Dickson are hatching a plot to cause mayhem through sponsored anti-All Progressives Congress demonstrations in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The campaign team of Sylva, who is the governorship candidate of the APC, made the accusation in a statement ...

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ASUSS Protests Exclusion From World Teachers’ Day In Ekiti

 Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti The  Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) Ekiti State chapter, has decried its exclusion from Sunday’s World Teachers’Day celebrations by government, blaming the rival Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT). A statement  signed by ASUSS ‘s chairman, Sola Adigun, on Sunday alleged that NUT had misinformed Governor Ayo Fayose about the activities of the body in Ekiti. ...

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Save Yourselves From Floods, Delta Warns Residents

By Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba   The Delta State government has warned residents that, apart from preemptive measures taken by government in setting up a committee on floods, there is no way it can stop floods because of the high volume of rain this year . Delta State Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Chika Ossai, stated Sunday at a thanksgiving service ...

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Maiduguri Explosions From Equipment Testing, Not Bombs – Army

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on Sunday said the early morning explosions on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State, emanated from routine testing of military equipment. Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, spokesman for the Division, Col. Tukur Gusau, urged residents not to panic. “It is a routine test firing of our weapons to ensure that they ...

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Fayose’s Airport Project, A Big Fraud – Ex-Speaker


Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti   A chieftain of  All Progressives Congress( APC ) in Ekiti  State, Femi Bamisile, has said that has Ekiti Airport project  being undertaken by the administration of  Governor Ayodele Fayose was nothing but an avenue to swindle the state of its meager resources. Bamisile, a former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, queried the  rationale behind ...

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Love Scam Earns Nigerian 12 Years In Vietnam Jail

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  A 35-year-old Nigerian, Oshanugor James Anyasi, who duped a Vietnamese women of about N400 million while professing love to her, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail by a Vietnamese court. According to Thanh Nien News, Anyasi was found guilty by an Hanoi Court on two counts of fraud and cyber crime. According to the report, the Anyasi ...

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Authorities Bar Alison-Madueke From Leaving UK

  The UK National Crime Agency [NCA] on Saturday said investigation into allegations of corruption against Nigeria’s former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the four other people arrested Friday had been on since 2013. In an update on its website, the NCA said, “The investigation commenced in 2013 under the Proceeds of Corruption Unit, and transferred to the ...

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Real Reasons Pope Francis Met Gay Couple During U.S. Visit

  Pope Francis met with a gay couple, including one of his former students and his boyfriend, while in the U.S., reports said on Sunday. A former student of his, Yayo Grassi, told the BBC the Pope agreed to meet him to “give him a hug”. Grassi and his boyfriend Iwan were received at the Vatican Embassy where they discussed ...

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PDP Backs Buhari To End Boko Haram, Condemns Abuja Bombings


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Friday night’s bomb attacks in Nyanya and Kuje satellite towns of Abuja, describing them as barbaric and cowardly. The party made the condemnation via a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Sunday in Abuja. It stated that the party was shocked by the news of the gruesome attacks ...

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Israel Bars Palestinians From Old Jerusalem After Deadly Attacks

  In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel’s prime minister vowed a “harsh offensive” to counter rising violence. Tensions have flared in recent weeks over an Old City holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews, a series of ...

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Floods Claim 16 Lives On French Riviera

  Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say. Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater. Others died trapped in their cars in tunnels and underground car parks as the waters rose. French President Francois Hollande announced a state ...

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Afghan conflict: MSF Staff Abandon Bombed Kunduz Hospital

  International charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said that its staff have left its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, after it was hit by air strikes it blames on US-led Nato forces. At least 19 people, including MSF staff, were killed in the strikes. The charity says some medics are treating wounded people in other clinics in ...

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197 Nigerians Escape Death In C.A.R., Return Home


One hundred and ninety-seven (197) Nigerians, who escaped from war- torn Central African Republic (CAR) arrived Yola on Saturday. Air Commodore, Charles Otegbade, the Director Search and Rescue of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) made this known in Yola. Speaking shortly after receiving the returnees, Otegbade said that the migrants were Nigerians after thorough investigations. He said the returnees ...

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U.S. Trains 200 Nigerians On Anti-terror Proceedures

The U.S. government’s Anti-terrorism Assistance Programme (ATA) has conducted a mass casualty exercise to culminate a yearlong training programme with 200 Nigerian Police and other emergency management professionals. This was contained in a statement by the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy on Saturday in Abuja. It said that the exercise, conducted in Abuja on Saturday, was ATA’s largest in Nigeria, ...

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