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  1. Nigeria's Boko Haram 'seize' Bama town in Borno - BBC News

    BBC News

    Nigeria's Boko Haram 'seize' Bama town in Borno
    BBC News
    Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has seized the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents say. Thousands of civilians have fled the town, along with soldiers, they added. The military has not yet ...
    Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sourcesReuters
    Letter from Africa: Nigeria's Boko Haram wounds army's prideBBC News
    How Nigeria can win fight against insurgentsIndependent Online
    Leadership Newspapers -International Business Times -Businessweek
    all 255 news articles »


  2. How three students created Nigeria's online jobs giant - BBC News

    BBC News

    How three students created Nigeria's online jobs giant
    BBC News
    Three students had time on their hands in the summer of 2009 when their university lecturers in Nigeria went on strike. Instead of slacking off, Ayodeji Adewunmi, Olalekan Olude and Opeyemi Awoyemi started an online job search company. Five years later ...

    and more »


  3. Nigeria Reports One New Ebola Case - Wall Street Journal

    Reuters

    Nigeria Reports One New Ebola Case
    Wall Street Journal
    Nigerian officials in the city of Port Harcourt are seeing the number of Ebola cases rise slightly, the country's health minister said on Monday. A patient at a Port Harcourt hospital tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said ...
    Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases totalReuters
    Nigeria Places 271 People Under Surveillance for EbolaBreitbart News
    Nigeria records another Ebola case in Port Harcourt, 16 cases in totalBusinessDay
    News24 -Toronto Sun -TheHealthSite
    all 382 news articles »


  4. Ebola virus: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and Senegal's grisly ... - NEWS.com.au

    Fox News

    Ebola virus: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and Senegal's grisly ...
    NEWS.com.au
    INFECTED items are burnt, bodies are buried, schools are closed and flights are empty. The deadly Ebola epidemic raging across Africa shows no signs of abating, with 3000 cases reported and 1500 deaths across five countries. The World Health ...
    The country is battling misinformation about the deadly disease through ...Deutsche Welle

    all 273 news articles »


  5. Nigeria's Richest Woman Folorunsho Alakija Reveals She Did Not Go To ... - Forbes

    Nigeria's Richest Woman Folorunsho Alakija Reveals She Did Not Go To ...
    Forbes
    Nigeria's wealthiest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, has disclosed that she did not attend a University, insisting that a formal education is not a requisite for success in life. Alakija, who is worth $2.6 billion by FORBES estimates, reportedly made the ...

    and more »


  6. Nigeria to report Schalke for not releasing Obasi - BBC Sport

    BBC Sport

    Nigeria to report Schalke for not releasing Obasi
    BBC Sport
    But Super Eagles media officer Ben Alaiya told BBC Sport: "We have two matches on Fifa approved dates. "The country has the right to our player Chinedu Obasi for the games." African champions Nigeria take on Congo on 6 September and South Africa four ...
    Obasi Doubtful As Nigeria Threatens Schalke 04AllAfrica.com
    Nigeria to Report Schalke over ObasiThe News

    all 3 news articles »


  7. 'Believe Nigeria, Trust Goodluck' Gaining Momentum - Leadership Newspapers

    Leadership Newspapers

    'Believe Nigeria, Trust Goodluck' Gaining Momentum
    Leadership Newspapers
    As Nigeria moves closer to general elections in February 2015, political campaigns are gaining momentum. Various political groups are investing resources – time, energy, mass media, social media and technology – like never before, to see that their ...

    and more »


  8. Nigeria's Too Big to Fail Bank Rules Spur Bond Sale Rush - Bloomberg

    Independent Online

    Nigeria's Too Big to Fail Bank Rules Spur Bond Sale Rush
    Bloomberg
    Nigerian lenders are gearing up to sell the most debt in four years to bolster cash reserves, taking advantage of a drop in borrowing costs before the central bank increases how much capital they need to hold. Banks may raise as much as $2.5 billion ...
    Nigeria bank rules spur bond rushIndependent Online

    all 3 news articles »


  9. More than 10000 people flee fresh attacks in Nigeria, seek shelter in Cameroon ... - UNHCR (press release)

    More than 10000 people flee fresh attacks in Nigeria, seek shelter in Cameroon ...
    UNHCR (press release)
    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, September 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that more than 10,000 people have fled fresh attacks by insurgent groups in north-east Nigeria and sought refuge in Niger and Cameroon, with some sleeping in ...
    Over 10000 People Flee Attacks In Nigeria, Seek Shelter In Cameroon And NigerRTT News

    all 2 news articles »


  10. Winners and Losers from Nigeria squad to face South Africa - KickOff

    Goal.com

    Winners and Losers from Nigeria squad to face South Africa
    KickOff
    He didn't, however, do enough to make the final squad, despite a second-half appearance in a pre-tournament friendly against Scotland. In Brazil, Nigeria occasionally appeared to lack creativity in the heart of the park. Against Iran, for example, in ...
    Eagles Arrive for Congo, Bafana Bafana CrackersAllAfrica.com
    Obafemi Martins eager to play for Super Eagles againDailyPost Nigeria
    Goalkeeper Enyeama excused from Nigeria's pair of Afcon qualifiersGoal.com
    The Guardian -Nigerian Bulletin
    all 36 news articles »


  1. Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria for Cameroon Yaoundé (AFP) - Sustained Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria's far northeast have forced thousands of people from their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon, authorities said on Sunday. "We've been flooded here in Mora by Cameroonians and Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram," a police officer in the northern town told AFP on condition of anonymity. The number of internally displaced ...

  2. Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday. A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating someone who came in contact of the Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country ...

  3. Nigeria to report Schalke over Obasi Nigeria will report Schalke to Fifa after the Germans refuse to release striker Chinedu Obasi for this month's Nations Cup ties.

  4. Rival victory claims follow Boko Haram-Nigeria battle Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly taken over the town of Bama in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, following heavy fighting with government troops, but the military disputed the claim. Scores of Boko Haram militants on Monday launched pre-dawn attacks on troops that had deployed in the town in preparation for a large-scale offensive to reclaim territory seized by the Islamists. "Bama is now ...

  5. Nigeria confirms another Ebola case, 17 cases total Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

  6. Nigeria turns to beauty spots to revive tourism Birdwatchers often go to extreme lengths to spot a rare species, even travelling to the westernmost of Alaska's Aleutian islands. By contrast, the bird sanctuary in Nigeria's Amurum Forest Reserve, where undulating rock formations surround a savannah dominated by lush, tall grass, is rarely, if ever, on any twitcher's wish list. More than 260 bird species have been spotted in the reserve ...

  7. Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday. A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating a contact of the Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country ...

  8. Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, security sources said on Tuesday. The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 km (45 miles) from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, on Monday. Nigeria's defense spokesman did ...

  9. Nigeria monitors 160 after Ebola kills doctor in oil city Some 160 people are being medically monitored in Nigeria's oil-producing hub Port Harcourt after a doctor died from the virus, the local government said on Friday. We are in touch with them constantly and they also call us to tell us their condition," Rivers State health commissioner Sampson Parker told a news conference in the city. The Nigerian government announced on Thursday that the doctor ...

  10. Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment Abuja, Sep 2 (IANS) Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday. The drug named Favipiravir and developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings in Japan, could be delivered any time soon in Nigeria, Xinhua quoted Chukwu as telling reporters here. Apart from the Japanese drug, the west African country had also applied for another ...

 
AllAfrica

  1. U.S. President Obama Speaks on Ebola [White House]Hello. I want to take a few moments to speak directly to you—the people of West Africa, especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. On behalf of the American people, I want you to know that our prayers are with those of you who have lost loved ones during this terrible outbreak of Ebola. Along with our partners around the world, the United States is working with your governments to help stop this disease. And the first step in this fight is knowing the facts.

  2. Maiduguri Curfew Imposed After Attack [Guardian]Maiduguri -NO fewer than 45 Boko Haram terror suspects were killed, after troops of 7 Division of Nigerian Army in Borno State repelled the insurgents in a convoy of over two dozen Hilux vehicles and motorcycles to attack Bama town at about 4.30am.

  3. Nigeria's Interminable Insurgency - Addressing the Boko Haram Crisis [Chatham House]Opportunities to address the Boko Haram crisis have been missed, so the situation has become more entrenched, resulting in a seeming reduction in the policy options available to respond. But there are steps that can be taken, primarily by Nigerian state and non-state actors, but also by Nigeria's neighbours and international partners.

  4. #BringBackOurGirls Protesters Mark 140 Days [Daily Trust]BringBackOurGirls protesters marked the 140th day of Chibok abduction Monday calling Nigerians' attention to the plight of Chibok Schoolgirls abducted by extremist group Boko Haram.

  5. Devastated By Flood, Abuja Residents Cry Out [Vanguard]Residents of Trademore Estate, Lugbe, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja are still counting their losses after they were held hostage for hours by a rampaging flood that over ran the estate recently. The flood, occasioned by a heavy downpour in Abuja, covered over 60 houses. Also affected was a Catholic Church still under construction, which was pulled down by the heavy flood.

  6. Ebola - Minister Says 271 Under Surveillance in Nigeria [Vanguard]The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Monday said 271 people suspected to have contracted the Ebola virus were under surveillance in Lagos and Port Harcourt as at Sunday.

  7. Oyakhilome Divorce - Wife's Profile Removed From Christ Embassy Website [Premium Times]The profile of Anita Oyakhilome, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Chris Oyakilome, the founder of Believers Love World aka Christ Embassy, has been removed from the church website as the couple battles a divorce suit.

  8. Water and Salt Mixture Kills Children [Daily Independent]Warri -Two children of the same parent have died of a mixture of water and salt concoction sold at a cost of N1, 850 by Apostle Austin Eduviere of the Triumphant World International Church, Abraka, Delta State, allegedly for the healing of various sicknesses.

  9. Why Do Some Ebola-Infected Patients Survive? [Vanguard]Medical Director of Specialised Infectious Disease unit at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Dr. Bruce Ribner has stated that, in general, patients who have recovered from Ebola virus infection have developed a very robust immunity to the virus.

  10. Ebola - Implications of Poor Health Financing [Africa-Dev]Lagos -In a statement accompanying the new 2014 health workforce factsheet and scorecard, Rotimi Sankore Editor of Afri-Dev.Info commended the efforts of the health sectors in Ebola affected countries but cautioned that:

  11. Who Is Financing Boko Haram? [Deutsche Welle]Why is the Nigerian army not succeeding in defeating Boko Haram? Conspiracy theories see links to politicians and the military. And when the assistance promised by the West will materialize is an open question.

  12. Ebola's New Port Harcourt Frontier [Vanguard]Just when we were bracing up to shout: Hurrah, that we, as a nation, have been able to contain the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, made the heart-dampening announcement, last Thursday, that another Ebola death had occurred in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

  13. Now That the Conference Is Over... [This Day]The National Conference was recently concluded with the report submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan. Chaired by retired Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Lagbo Kutigi, it was attended by 492 delegates selected from different fields of human endeavour and from the 36 states of the federation.

  14. 150,000 Nigerian Women for Fistula Surgery [Daily Trust]About 150,000 women suffering from obstetrics fistula are awaiting surgical operations, the Engender Health, a nongovern-mental organization, has disclosed.

  15. Boko Haram: Bama Under Attack, 70 Militants 'Killed' [Premium Times]About 70 members of the Boko Haram terrorists group were said to have been killed by soldiers during an attack on Bama in the early hours of Monday, security officials and a local vigilante member said.

  16. Ebola - Late Doctor Enemuo's Sister, Chinyere, Quarantined in Rivers [This Day]The Rivers State Government has said sister to Dr. Iyke Samuel Enemuo, Chinyere, who fled to Abia State after her brother died of the ebola virus disease (EVD), has returned to Port Harcourt and has developed symptoms of the disease.

  17. Ebola - Govt Requests Drug From Japan, Others [Daily Trust]The federal government has asked the Japanese government to provide them with the Ebola drug to aid the country contain the outbreak of Ebola in the country.

  18. Patient Gets Ebola in Hospital [Daily Trust]A female patient on admission in the same hospital as the late Port Harcourt doctor who treated a colleague of Patrick Sawyer has tested positive for Ebola virus disease, bringing total confirmed cases to 16.

  19. Many Killed As Troops, Boko Haram Fight in Bama [Daily Trust]Maiduguri -Dozens of people have been reportedly killed when Nigerian troops and members of the Boko Haram sect at the early hours of today engaged in fierce battle for the control of Bama, one of the most populous towns in Borno State, witnesses said.

  20. Mikel Joins Eagles Today [Vanguard]Chelsea star Mikel Obi is expected to join up with the Super Eagles training camp in Calabar on Tuesday as he has already arrived the country, officials announced.

  21. Army Repels Boko Haram Attack, Kills 45 [Vanguard]Maiduguri -No fewer than 45 suspected members of Boko Haram sect have been killed in an encounter with military troops when the terrorists attempted to invade and take over Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

  22. Doctor Enemuo's Sister Quarantined [Vanguard]Port Harcourt -The sister of late Dr Iyke Enemuo who died of the Ebola virus in Port Harcourt has been sent to the Ebola quarantine centre in Emohua local government area, Rivers state.

  23. Healthworkers Under Siege As Doc's Wife Positive for Ebola [Daily Trust]The wife of a doctor who contracted Ebola from treating a colleague of Patrick Sawyer has tested positive for the virus.

  24. Ebola - Worshippers Depressed As Govt Stops Church Programme [Leadership]Members of the Deeper Life Bible Church were confused in Lagos, yesterday, after they were told to go back home because of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

  25. Heavy Clashes Between Soldiers, Militants in N. Nigeria [VOA]Fierce fighting is reported in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bama, with soldiers trying to repel an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

  26. Dog Meat - It Cures Malaria, Repels Witches - Eaters in Ibusa, Agbor, Ubulu-Uku, Umunede [Vanguard]The number of people turning to dog meat (flesh and other palatable parts derived from dogs) for its undocumented health and spiritual benefits is snowballing, compelling sellers to open road side joints where they butcher and sell the meat, fresh or cooked. From Ibusa to Agbor, Ubuluku and Umunede in Delta State, you see men mostly in hidden or open kiosks demolishing plates of dog meat pepper soup, which they claim stands out from any other meats

  27. Mikel, Enyeama, Others Arrive, As Team Begins Training Today [Guardian]SUPER Eagles handler, Stephen Keshi, and his assistants have started working out strategies to ensure the senior national team beats Congo Brazzaville comfortably in their 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifier this weekend.

  28. Suspected Ebola Patient Dies in FCT [This Day]The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced that a patient suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms has died, days before his test results could be confirmed.

  29. Tiwa Savage, Davido, Win Big At NEA Awards [Premium Times]The artistes of the moment, Tiwa Savage and Davido, were the biggest winner at the just concluded 9th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards, NEA, held in New York, Monday. ‎

  30. How Wise Is Husband-Wife Cooperative Efforts? [Daily Independent]Money helps build and beautifies many homes, but it can also be a vermin that destroys the solid root of many flourishing families. Yet, married men and women get fascinated to it seeking it day and night because of its potential at resolving major challenges in human affairs.

Naijajists.com

  1. Toyin Aimakhu Johnson & Husband Adeniyi Step Out Together [PHOTOS]
  2. Nigerian Actor IK Ogbonna & Half-Naked Colombian Girlfriend Spotted In Lagos
  3. Photos: Genevieve Nnaji Storms Emeka Carter Onwugbenu’s Wedding In Sexy Dress
  4. Ini Edo On Vacation In London, See Her Mother [PHOTOS]
  5. Nollywood Celebrities At Fathia Balogun’s House Of Faiteer Store Opening In Abeokuta
  6. Omoni Oboli Reveals Marriage Success Secret, Says Parents Have Separated
  7. Omotola Jalade Vs Dakore Akande: Whose Leg Is Sexier
  8. Photos: Omotola Jalade & Dakore Dazzle At Pampers Convention In Lagos Nigeria
  9. Nollywood Actress Uche Ogbodo Returns To Nigeria A Month After Baby Delivery In The US
  10. Saidi Balogun Begs Nigerians To Buy Original Copy Of Pirated Movie ‘ You Or I’
  11. Fathia Balogun Williams Opens Beauty & Wine Store In Abeokuta Ogun State
  12. Nigerian Actor-Turned Nurse Rasak Ajao Talks About Life In America
  13. Glo Ambassador Charles Awurum Says Desperate Nollywood Actresses Pay To Get Movie Role


  14. Nigerian Soldiers Stop Boko Haram’s Attempt To Take Over Bama, Several Jihadists Killed
  15. Man Stabbed Dad To Death In Edo State Over Missing Cigar Stick
  16. Another Doctor Infected With Ebola Virus In Port Harcourt Rivers State Moved To Isolation Ward
  17. Husband Sent Hired Killers To Murder Wife In Mushin Lagos After Marriage Crashed
  18. Lagos NSCDC Commandant General Ade Abolurin Escapes Assassination In Ikorodu
  19. Father & Sons Die After Eating Poisoned Dog Meat In Cross River State
  20. UNILAG CSO Killed By Cultists In Akoka Lagos Bar; Sunday Adejumo Murdered
  21. Apapa Lagos Police Inspector Danjuma Daniel Dies; Couple Fell From Ijeh Barrack Balcony
  22. Boko Haram Asks Gamboru Ngala’s Residents To Leave Or Die “Jihadists Now Killing People Like Chicken” – Survivor
  23. Mother Sold Her Baby In Imo; Pregnant Nekede Poly Student Told Parents Her Baby Died
  24. Newborn Baby Stolen From Mother In Imo, Police Arrest Suspect In Lagos-Bound Bus
  25. “Boko Haram Is Funded Through CBN, Political Sponsors In Nigeria Pay Arms Supplier In Cairo Egypt” – Negotiator
  26. Shocking Photos Of 5-Year-Old Girl, Avalynn Beaten By Student In Mississippi School
Guardian

    NATIONAL NEWS

  1. Jonathan urges African leaders to take action against terrorism PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya  urged African leaders to adopt an [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:00]

  2. Troops kill 45 insurgents in Borno community, residents flee • FG urged to involve retired military officers  in fight against terrorism NO fewer than 45 [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:26]

  3. Alao-Akala declares intention on Thursday A FORMER governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala,  would on Thursday formally [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:57]

  4. Omole calls for improvement in agriculture DESPITE the claim that Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa, it has been postulated that the [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:19]

  5. Gunmen kill 2 police officers in Bauchi FOLLOWING the rising insecurity in Bauchi State two Police officers have been killed in a mining [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:47]

  6. NAssembly yet to receive confab report, says Tambuwal THE Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that the National [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:16]

  7. APC will field candidate in Adamawa guber election, says Okorocha BARING any problem or insinuation, the authorities of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:02]

  8. FG begins N19b erosion projects in seven states THE Federal Government in partnership with International Development Association (IDA), Global [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:10]

  9. APC leaders, at progressives summit, pledge good governance FORMER Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, on [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:08]

  10. Ikolo Esan plans vision conference THE Esan ethnic nationality, located in the central senatorial zone comprising five local [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 05:14]

  11. Daniel tackles Amosun on leadership FORMER Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, said Monday that the incumbent governor, Senator [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:06]

  12. Ive not quit Adamawa guber race, says Modibbo ADAMAWA State governorship election contender Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Modibbo has dispelled ongoing [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 05:09]

  13. Nasarawa Assembly to shun Al-Makuras peace parley THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly Monday accused Governor Tanko Al-Makura of sponsoring the [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:02]

    BUSINESS

  14. Oil prices fall on rising OPEC output BRENT crude oil price extended a two-month slide as production from Organisation of Petroleum [Monday, 01 September 2014 19:35]

  15. Council prescribes sector-wide relief measures for manufacturers TO engender real sector growth and avert recurring incidence of policy somersault, stakeholders [Monday, 01 September 2014 19:33]

  16. Total to sustain investment profile in Nigeria To end gas flaring next year, optimistic on PIB TOTAL Upstream Companies in Nigeria has forged [Monday, 01 September 2014 19:32]

  17. Airtel Takes ICT To Rural Dwellers AS part of a strategic effort to empower more Nigerians, Airtel has announced an empowerment [Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:27]

  18. Dubai Chamber eyes investment opportunities in Nigeria, others AHEAD of the second Africa Global Business Forum (AGBF) taking place this October in Dubai, the [Monday, 01 September 2014 19:29]

  19. Diamond Bank Invests $465m In Aba Power Project GEOMETRIC Power Ltd, a company chaired by former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, will soon [Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:25]

  20. Aregbesola tasks CBN over agric financing GOVERNOR Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State  has urged the the Central Bank of Nigeria {CBN}  [Monday, 01 September 2014 16:07]

  21. Indigenous Oil Firms Partner On Power Sector Reform TWO indigenous oil and gas exploration, development and production companies — Frontier Oil [Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:22]

  22. One Month  After World Cup, Recession Hits Brazil LATEST figures show that Brazil has fallen into recession, just a month before the general [Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:20]

  23. Bank Customers Grumble As ATM Charge Kicks Off Monday Extortionist Charges Raise Question Over Banker CBN Governor  THE re-activated charge on [Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:39]

  24. Bank, GSM Partnership Sets New Agenda For Financial Inclusion ON the heels of the official unveiling of Diamond Y’ello Account, a mobile telephone banking [Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:13]

    SPORTS

  25. Nigeria to report Schalke for not releasing Obasi NIGERIA will report Schalke to FIFA after the Germans refused to release striker Chinedu Obasi for [Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:46]

  26. There will be no election on Thursday, Giwa insists • New NFF boss explains Amadu’s continuous absence  THE President of a faction of the [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:58]

  27. Reps ask security chiefs to explain Maigaris detention • FA Chairmen, Igbokwe join call for Jonathan to wade into NFF crisis THE House of Representatives [Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:52]

  28. Candidates can forward endorsement letters to electoral body, says committee • Pascal sure of free and fair election THE Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) electoral [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:55]

  29. Obudu Mountain Race will hold November 8, says LOC THE Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Obudu International Mountain Race and the African [Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:47]

  30. Telecom Games: MTN thrashes LM Ericsson 5-1, meets Etisalat in final FORMER champions, MTN, produced a fantastic performance to achieve the result they needed [Monday, 01 September 2014 21:50]

  31. NFF crisis: This sham should not stand NIGERIA is again facing a fresh threat of being excommunicated from the international football [Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:38]

  32. Shehu wins 2014 NB Jaji golf tourney ABDULSALAM Shehu from Zaria Golf Club grossed 155 over two days to emerge the overall winner of [Monday, 01 September 2014 19:04]

  33. Quadri excels at Czech Open Table Tennis Championship, gets ITTF accolades DESPITE not being seeded and having to play from the preliminary round of the International Table [Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:29]

  34. Mikel, Enyeama, others arrive, as team begins training today • Congo silent on arrival date SUPER Eagles handler, Stephen Keshi, and his assistants have [Monday, 01 September 2014 19:03]

  35. GEJ Football Club debuts in Abuja SUPPORTERS of President Goodluck Jonathan at the weekend disclosed that a new football club, known [Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:25]

  36. Only eight ordinary members for NFF board, says polls committee ONLY eight ordinary members will be elected into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive [Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:22]

  37. Giwa dismisses ban threat from FIFA THE new head of Nigerian football, whose disputed appointment has thrown the domestic game into [Monday, 01 September 2014 13:05]

  38. NAWIS celebrates Falconets, praises Jonathan THE Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS), through its president, Gloria Obajimi, has commended the [Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:18]

Punch

News

  • FIRS unveils fresh initiatives to improve tax revenue The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Tuesday unveiled fresh initiatives to improve the current level of non-oil tax revenue collection in the country. The move, according to the Acting Executive Chairman of the service, Kabir Mashi, is part of efforts to improve the major indices of growth, such as the ratio of oil to non-oil

  • Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine begins this week The human trail of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week according to the National Institutes of Health, United States of America. In a statement on Tuesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has given the researchers at the

  • Bama death toll rises to 180 The death toll of Monday’s attack on Bama by insurgents has risen to 180, the spokesman of the youth vigilant group popularly called Civilian JTF, Barrister Jubrin Gunda, said on Monday. Gunda equally said 35 of the insurgents who attacked the town were arrested. Gunda, addressing a press conference in Maiduguri on Tuesday said the

  • Ebola: Panic at LUTH over death of patient The death of a patient, who is suspected to have Ebola, has caused panic among patients and doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi- Araba, Lagos State. A reliable source, who confirmed this development to our correspondent in Lagos on Tuesday, said the patient was brought in by members of the health authorities at

  • FEC to approve infrastructure master plan Sept 3 Barring any last minute change, the Federal Executive Council will on Wednesday approve the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan which will help to address the unnecessary duplication of infrastructure among the three tiers of government. The Minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, gave the hint on Tuesday in

  • Doctors’ residency training programme not satisfactory – FG The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the residency training programme for doctors in federal hospitals in the past decade has not been satisfactory, and has failed to meet desired target because of incessant strike actions. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated this in Abuja during a one-day intensive appraisal of the residency training

  • Scores killed in fresh Taraba clashes No fewer than 50 people were said to have been killed in a resurgence of crisis at the ancient town of Wukari in Wukari Local Government area of Taraba State. Residents say that the unrest started at about 5am on Tuesday, with the sounds of Muslims calls for prayers, and was followed with sounds of gunshots. The

  • Defeating Boko Haram, others still long road ahead – Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday that the hope of defeating the fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in Africa is still a long way ahead. He spoke in Nairobi, Kenya at the opening ceremony of the 455th African Union Peace and Security Council meeting at the Level of Heads of State

  • US attacks al-Shabab militants in Somalia The US has carried out a military operation against al-Shabab militants in Somalia, officials say. The Pentagon is assessing the results of Monday’s operation before releasing details, a spokesman said. However a US official quoted by the American media said “a senior al-Shabab operative” had been targeted. The al-Qaeda-linked group lost control of Mogadishu to

  • Saudi Arabia arrests 88 suspected terrorists Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 people accused of plotting attacks inside and outside the country, officials say. The interior ministry said the men had been monitored for several months before their arrest and “were on the verge of carrying out operations”. Police say three of the men are from Yemen, one is still being identified

  • FG moves to address skill gaps among auditors The Federal Government in a bid to ensure a smooth adoption of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards has begun moves to address the skill gaps of auditors in agencies of government.The move, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation on Monday, became imperative as the adoption

  • Japanese researchers develop 30-min Ebola test Japanese researchers said on Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection. Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the system currently in use in west

  • Tech News

    1. MTN SA unveils new My MTNChoice internet price plans MTN South Africa has expanded its My MTNChoice price plans. The price plan allows contract customers to manage their costs in real-time, with several internet price plans ranging from as little as R15pm for 20MB to R999pm for 20GB. Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN South Africa – stated that: “One of the highlights of ...

    2. Alcatel-Lucent concludes SAT-3/WASC upgrade The consortium operating the SAT-3/WASC/SAFE system and Alcatel-Lucent have finalised and completed the fourth upgrade to the latest undersea cable system. According to the group, the latest upgrade has now doubled the system capacity. Operating at 40 Gbps...

    3. GSMA to review mobile taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa The GSMA has called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to review their approach to the increasing tax burden imposed on the mobile industry. The GSMA released two studies that explore various aspects of mobile-specific taxation in Africa and show...

    4. MTN & Information City to support education initiative in UAE Seven hundred learners have benefitted from the latest round of computer training provided in partnership with MTN, through the “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Local and expatriate learners were part of the...

    5. Nigeria: eTranzact invests $350,000 into Mobile Money project eTranzact International PLC has announce the investment of $350,000 into a mobile money activation project in collaboration with EFInA, a financial sector development organisation. The project which will be piloted in Northern and South Western Nigeria is...

    6. Uganda: iWayAfrica offering fibre access to SMEs Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica Uganda business has launched its new fibre connectivity service in Uganda. Ken Mwai, Managing Director, iWayAfrica Uganda, stated that: “The demand...

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    8. A3&O set to secure African LTE networks A3&O, a telecom systems integrator and systems provider, operating in the MEA, is preparing to provide LTE security systems to mobile operators in Africa as well as key European nations. Stoke, a security gateway provider, has stated that it has signed a...

    9. In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014 This month’s Innovation Dinner was held at the DaVinci Hotel and Suite, Sandton, South Africa on 27 August 2014. The theme chosen for the Innovation Dinner was “Enterprise Mobility: The Power of Big Data & Mobility”. Africa’s foremost ICT...

    10. South Africa: Samsung launches Galaxy S5 Mini Samsung Electronics South Africa has revealed the local availability of the Galaxy S5 Mini. The device is set to retail at a recommended retail price of R6 699. According to Samsung, the device features a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Similar to the...

    National Mirror

    1. THE EBOLA SCOURGE: FG orders for two Japanese trial drugs The Federal Government has requested for two Japanese trial drugs to tackle the Ebola virus disease in the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu stated this in Abuja yesterday… ...

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    The Sun

    There are over 7,000 Goodluck Support Groups across the country – Alkali (ABUJA) Prof. Rufai Alkali, Special Adviser to the President on Political matters, says there are… ...

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    2015: No anointed candidate –Ogun PDP chair The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said there would not be any anointed candidate for any elective office towards the elections in February 2015. Chairman of the PDP, Ogun State chapter, ...

    Kwara APC youths deny attack on party leaders  All Progressives Congress (APC) youths from Kwara South Senatorial District have denied attacking a meeting of party elders with stakeholders and dismissed reports about their opposition to the re-election of the state Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, as untrue. ...

    ‘Marwa is best man for the job’ Former Military Governor/Administrator of Borno and Lagos States, Brigadier-General Muhammed Buba Marwa has been described as the best material for the Adamawa by-election coming up on October 11, this year. ...

    ‘Don’t drag President Jonathan’s name in the mud’ A governorship aspirant, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Jimeta, has expressed concern over alleged misuse of President Goodluck Jonathan’s name and that ...

    Adamawa guber:I’ve not stepped down for Fintiri –Modibbo Ahead of Saturday’s governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pick a candidate for the October 11 election, a leading aspirant for the party’s ticket, Dr Ahmed Mohammed Modibbo has denied speculation that he may withdraw from the race. ...

    PDP, APC battle for Adamawa’s soul Adamawa State, is one of the states in the North- East that has been under… ...

    Impeachment in Ebonyi Assembly: How Elechi’s intervention prevented anarchy When in 2007, Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu, the then governor of Ebonyi State sent emissaries… ...

    We’re faced with big challenge, says INEC The Independent National Electoral commission, INEC has declared that only 1,500,032,are eligible to vote out… ...

    Fight Boko Haram like Ebola, NLC tells FG President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abdulwaheed Omar yesterday challenged the Federal Government to double its fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the manner it has tackled the issue of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) so far in the country. ...

    Fashola advocates rail line resuscitation for effective transport system Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has urged the Federal Government to give priority to the revival of the moribund rail system in the country for effective transportation of goods and services. ...

    Planned defection: Ondo traditional rulers back Mimiko The planned defection of Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received a boost following the endorsement of the move by prominent traditional rulers in the state. ...

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    2015: Akpabio urges youths to be agents of change Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has urged youths in the state and other stakeholders to be the catalysts that will drive the state to becoming a haven of industrialisation and model of the country’s economy. ...

    Dickson laments high rate of unemployment Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has noted with regret, the increasing rate of unemployment around the world, assuring that his administration will not relent in current efforts at creating jobs for the youths of the state. ...

    Army reviews curfew in Borno The army has reviewed the curfew imposed on troubled Borno State following the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks in the area. The dusk-to-dawn curfew in Maiduguri and some parts of Borno has now ...

     FRSC impounds 258 vehicles, convicts 101 traffic offenders The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) convicted 101 traffic offenders and impounded 258 vehicles within a week along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Bridge-Head road. ...

    Cult war: 1 shot dead, others injured One person was yesterday shot dead and several others injured as rival cult groups clashed at the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.It was gathered that two rival cult groups engaged themselves in a battle of supremacy at Estate Junction, Odonla. ...

    4 medical doctors, other health workers kidnapped in Rivers Gunmen have abducted four medical doctors and three other health workers in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.Three other health workers kidnapped alongside the doctors were a pharmacist, a dentist and a nurse. ...

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    Diamond Bank rights issue: Investors jittery over Otti’s alleged governorship ambition Following widespread speculations that the Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti, may be vying for Abia State governorship position next year, strong indications have emerged that those ...

    Bash Ali causes stir at Nexim Bank over N150m deal For the second time this year, middleweight boxer, Mr. Bash Ali, yesterday laid siege at the headquarters of Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) over a N150 million failed business deal with the bank. ...

    Fidelity Bank partners Sokoto on IGR collection Fidelity Bank Plc at the weekend announced its appointment as the lead bank to Sokoto state government on the state’s point of sale (PoS) led internally generated revenue (IGR) project. ...

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    FCT Minister releases N100m special intervention fund Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has approved the sum of N100 million for the take-off of FCT Community and Social Development Projects (CSDP). The counterpart funding for the project is expected to come from the World Bank. ...

    FG assures power sector investors of good returns The Federal Government has again assured investors in Nigeria’s Power transmission sector that they would reap bountifuly from every investment with steady power supply to customers. ...

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    Businessday

    1. Mobile Apps: A potential market for digital media consumption in Nigeria - Preparing for a mostly-mobile audience is becoming a huge part of the journalism business now. The world is rapidly moving towards a ubiquitous connectivity that will further change how and where people consume media. The days of desktop superiority are over. Mobile has rapidly risen to become the primary digital platform, with the total activity

    2. DHL strengthens Africa’s links with major economies - Despite a challenging global economic environment, import and export trade volumes for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa remain strong and are forecast to grow. This is according to Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, who adds, “The first half of 2014, revealed strong continuing growth for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa’s top

    3. Nigeria’s ad industry recovers from slide, records N103bn billings - The Nigeria’s advertising industry in 2013 recovered from the slide it recorded in 2012, as the media spending by advertisers across the country last year amounted to N103.8 billion, representing an increase of N12.95 billion over the N91.9 billion the previous year. With the total advertising spending of N91.9 billion it recorded in 2012, the

    4. Chicason Group’s A-Z Petroleum Secures $80m Afreximbank deal for Ghana expansion  - The Chicason Group of companies using its A-Z Petroleum Limited has secured an African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) $80-million dual tranche loan and credit facility to finance the company’s expansion activities in Ghana, with the importation of a lubricant blending plant, a plastic making equipment and the construction of a 40-metric ton tank farm. Chairman of

    5. Ad bodies wade into appointment of APCON chairman’s controversy - Advertising organisations in Nigeria have waded into the issue of the appointment of the chairman of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). The bodies, comprising of Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and Media Independents Association of Nigeria (MIPAN),

    6. Digital migration: GOtv on public sensitisation - General manager of GOtv Nigeria, Elizabeth Amkpa has stated that GOtv is engaging in several initiatives to raise awareness on the digital migration. According to her, “GOtv is not oblivious to the low level of awareness on the impending switch-over from analogue to digital broadcasting in Nigeria. We have being holding the GOcustomer forum and

    7. A peep into LG Electronics’ generation of picture quality - The display market is highly competitive, and superior picture quality remains a hugely important differentiator in the continued success of LG Electronics as a whole. The inventions and advances made in the quest to improve picture quality find their way into a wide range of LG products. While technology is intended to make our lives

    8. Jonathan breaks ground on UniCem 2.5 mmt second line in Calabar - President Goodluck Jonathan would today 2 September, perform the ground breaking ceremony of the Second Production Line of United Cement Company of Nigeria (UniCem) Limited, the third largest cement producer in the country. According to the Managing Director of UniCem, Olivier Lenoir, the Second Production plant would be a state-of-the-art facility, with capacity to produce 2.5

    9. Unified Payments pioneers National eID cards processing - I further demonstration of its leadership role in the e-payment industry, Unified Payments has announced its pioneering role in processing the payment application in the new National Electronic ID Card (eID) being issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).  With the eID card, citizens will have the ability to deposit funds, receive social benefits, pay

    10. Africa’s largest inclusion program begins as govt launch new eID card - The official launch of the new national eID card by President Goodluck Jonathan, signals the start of Africa’s largest inclusion program, industry observers have said. With 13 applications, including MasterCard’s prepaid payment technology and Cryptovision’s biometric identification technology, the eID card will provide millions of Nigerians – the majority of whom have never had access

    Sports

    1. Beckham ‘sad’ over Welbeck’s United exit Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham told the BBC on Tuesday that he was “sad” to see home-grown striker Danny Welbeck leave the club for their Premier League rivals Arsenal. [September 02, 2014]

    2. Man United move ‘a dream’, says Falcao Colombian striker Radamel Falcao said that he had fulfilled “a dream” after completing a loan move to Manchester United from Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning. [September 02, 2014]

    3. Assaidi returns to Stoke, to cover Peter Odemwingie Morocco winger Oussama Assaidi has rejoined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Liverpool, the Britannia Stadium club announced on Monday. [September 02, 2014]

    4. Amaju unfolds growth agenda for NFF A front-line aspirant for the Presidency seat of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF), Pinnick Amaju has been wooing delegates to the Elective Congress scheduled to hold on September 4 in Abuja, with a firm promise to turn around the fortunes of Nigerian football for good. [September 02, 2014]

    5. Mikel joins Eagles today Chelsea star Mikel Obi is expected to join up with the Super Eagles training camp in Calabar on Tuesday as he has already arrived the country, officials announced. [September 02, 2014]

    6. FRCN celebrate as Vanguard draw Federal Radion Corporation, FRCN, erupted into celebration yesterday when they un-expectedly gained a 1-1 draw with rave of the moment, Vanguard’s Kirikiri Warriors in the opening day of the NUJ Media Games. [September 02, 2014]

    7. Giwa sacks League Management Company The new Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa, on Monday night sacked the League Management Company, LMC. [September 01, 2014]

    8. Osaze out for rest of season Osaze Odemwingie could be out for the rest of season amid fears he has seriously damaged his cruciate knee ligament, according to a media report. [September 01, 2014]

    9. South African Premiership coach axed Boebie Solomons has become the second South African Premiership coaching casualty of a season that is just 25 days old. [September 01, 2014]

    10. Chris Giwa dismisses ban threat The new head of Nigerian football, whose disputed appointment has thrown the domestic game into turmoil, has dismissed the threat of sanctions from world governing body FIFA. [September 01, 2014]

    11. Suarez pops by for Liverpool farewell Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard during a visit to the club’s Melwood training base on Monday, the former England captain revealed. [September 01, 2014]

    12. Messi to miss World Cup final rematch Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side’s friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain, his club side Barcelona confirmed on Monday. [September 01, 2014]

    13. Mikel helps Chelsea A solo goal by Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf gave Stoke City a stunning 1-0 weekend win at reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City. [September 01, 2014]

    14. GEJ FC comes alive in Abuja A new club named after President Goodluck Jonathan has been registered to compete in the 2014/2015 season of the Nigeria Nation Wide League. [September 01, 2014]

    15. Obudu mountain race gets Nov.8 date The Local Organising Committee for the Obudu international mountain race and the African mountain running championships has announced Saturday November 8, 2014 for this year’s two-in-one race. [September 01, 2014]

    16. FIFA’s deadline expires today There are very strong indications that Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo may waive off the impending FIFA hammer that looms over Nigerian football by midnight today if Chris Giwa refuses to vacate office by midnight. [September 01, 2014]

    17. Igbokwe wants Giwa to vacate office Chairman of NFF Disciplinary Committee and Secretary of South East football stakeholders conference, Barrister Iyke Igbokwe has called on all Nigerians to prevail on Chris Giwa to immediately vacate the NFF Secretariat. [September 01, 2014]

    18. Musa nets double in CSKA’s big win Ahmed Musa, repaid the faith shown by CSKA Moscow manager, Leonid Slutsky, to play him as a centre forward by scoring twice in Sunday’s Russia Premier League match against FC Rostov. [August 31, 2014]

    19. Fenerbahce part ways with Yobo Former skipper of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, is now a free agent from Turkish Super Lig club, Fenerbahce confirmed that he has been released. [August 31, 2014]

    20. 2022 World Cup: Qatar boost Sports Medicine, attract world stars And one of the things Qatar hope the 2022 World Cup will inject not only into their country but also the entire Middle East is a rich football culture. That way, world football governing body would have also achieved their aim of spreading and developing the game in all parts of the world. And that’s why their project of taking the World Cup to all parts of the world is a lofty and worthy venture. [August 31, 2014]

    21. NFF Crisis: Danagogo denies fueling fued As the threat by FIFA to ban Nigeria by Monday September 1, hit hard on Nigerian sports officials, the Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo has denied any involvement in the Nigeria Football Federation flutter, which has thrown up two factions. [August 31, 2014]

    22. AWC can derail Women league, Tahir warns NFF Taraba Queens chairman, Mustafa Tahir has warned the Nigeria Football Federation and the women league board not to allow the forth coming African Women Championship to derail the national League. [August 31, 2014]

    23. 2015 AFCON Qualifiers: Rwanda lose appeal against expulsion The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected an appeal by Rwanda against their disqualification from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). [August 31, 2014]

    24. Our athletes have done well – Nesiama Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical director, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama in reviewing the performances of Nigerian athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, the African Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco and the World Junior Championships in Eugene Oregon, USA declared that the country’s runners did well in face of the prevailing circumstances. [August 31, 2014]

    25. Liverpool ease past Spurs, Arsenal held Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, but Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester City. [August 31, 2014]

    26. Ebola-hit S/Leone’s Nations Cup matches to go ahead Sierra Leone’s football authority said on Sunday the team’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers would go ahead despite a devastating Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 1,500 people. [August 31, 2014]

    27. NFF Crisis: Nigeria faces fresh FIFA sanctions World soccer governing body, FIFA has urged Chris Giwa to stop parading himself as the Nigeria Football Federation president. A letter signed by FIFA secretary-general, Jerome Valcke gave Giwa and his backers up till midnight of Monday September 1 to vacate the NFF secretariat. [August 31, 2014]

    28. Erico hails Keshi’s patriotic zeal Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Joe Erico has described as pure patriotism coach Stephen Keshi’s acceptance to temporarily oversee Nigeria’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) double-header against Congo DR and South Africa on September 6 and 10, respectively. [August 31, 2014]

    29. Maigari’s Tuesday arrest was over NFA secretariat fire incident, says NSC The National Sports Commission (NSC) on Saturday in Abuja said Tuesday’s arrest of Aminu Maigari, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was unrelated to the association’s elections. [August 30, 2014]

    30. Ebola: Nations Cup: Cote ‘d Ivoire risk disqualification The Elephants of Cote ‘d Ivoire will be disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if they forfeit their qualifier against Sierra Leone because of fears over Ebola. [August 30, 2014]

    31. Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash Chelsea overpowered Everton 6-3 in a remarkable game on Saturday to preserve their 100 percent record in the Premier League, after Manchester City were stunned by Stoke City. [August 30, 2014]

    32. Di Maria shines but Burnley frustrate United Louis van Gaal is still searching for his first competitive win as Manchester United manager after a 0-0 draw at promoted Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. [August 30, 2014]

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