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  1. Nigeria Suspects New Ebola Cases After Officials Sight Progress - Bloomberg

    BBC News

    Nigeria Suspects New Ebola Cases After Officials Sight Progress
    Bloomberg
    Doctors in Lagos were assessing five new suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a top medical official said, a day after the health minister expressed confidence the outbreak in the country may soon end. The five people were admitted to a hospital in ...
    Nigeria scrambles to contain EbolaUSA TODAY
    Five Ebola patients are discharged from hospital in NigeriaBBC News
    BREAKING: Lagos confirms five new cases of EbolaDailyPost Nigeria
    News24 -U.S. News & World Report -TheHealthSite
    all 3,949 news articles »


  2. Britain 'to send three Tornado reconnaissance jets to Nigeria' to join hunt ... - Daily Mail

    Daily Mail

    Britain 'to send three Tornado reconnaissance jets to Nigeria' to join hunt ...
    Daily Mail
    An MOD spokesman did not deny the report about the deployment of the planes, adding: 'The UK continues to work with the U.S., France, Nigeria, its neighbours and international partners to provide advice and assistance to the Nigerian Government.
    UK Weighs Deploying Jets to Nigeria in Schoolgirl HuntBloomberg
    Nigeria's Boko Haram Forces Victims to Fight, KillVoice of America
    Boko Haram crisis: Nigerian soldiers 'mutiny over weapons'BBC News
    Huffington Post -Yahoo News
    all 148 news articles »


  3. Falconets down Korea DPR, soar into final - Fifa.com

    Fifa.com

    Falconets down Korea DPR, soar into final
    Fifa.com
    Asisat Oshoala scored four times as Nigeria reached the final with a thumping 6-2 victory over Korea DPR in the highest-scoring semi-final ever seen at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Oshoala also laid on two more goals in a win that leaves the Super ...
    Korea DPR 2-6 Nigeria: Four-star Oshoala sends Falconets to finalGoal.com
    FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Germany, Nigeria in finalCBC.ca
    All goals (6-2): Nigeria beat Korea DPR in Junior World Cup semi-final3News NZ

    all 106 news articles »


  4. State creation: New proposed map of Nigeria released - DailyPost Nigeria

    DailyPost Nigeria

    State creation: New proposed map of Nigeria released
    DailyPost Nigeria
    Sequel to the July 3rd recommendation by the National Conference that 18 additional states be created to bring the total number of states in Nigeria to 54, members of the National conference Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, ...
    'No Legal Framework to Support Outcome of National Confab'AllAfrica.com

    all 8 news articles »


  5. FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: North Korea vs. Nigeria - CBC.ca

    Blackmore Vale

    FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: North Korea vs. Nigeria
    CBC.ca
    Watch live online coverage of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup as North Korea and Nigeria meet in a semifinal match in Moncton. Watch on mobile: North Korea vs. Nigeria. Every match in the tournament is being streamed live on​ CBCSports.ca.
    U20 Women's World Cup 2014: What time does North Korea v Nigeria kick off?Blackmore Vale

    all 37 news articles »


  6. Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria - NPR

    Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria
    NPR
    David Greene talks to freelance journalist Yinka Ibukun for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria. The outbreak is happening while a doctor's strike is underway in the country. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use ...



  7. In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists - Los Angeles Times

    The Independent

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    Los Angeles Times
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since ...
    Nigeria committing 'war crimes' to defeat Boko HaramThe Independent
    Chadian soldiers 'rescue 85 Nigerians from Boko Haram'BBC News
    Boko Haram kidnaps 100 in Nigeria; Chad rescues most captivesCBS News
    New York Times -Town Hall -Voice of America
    all 427 news articles »


  8. Cameroon Denies Diplomatic Row With Nigeria Over Ebola - Voice of America

    Fox News

    Cameroon Denies Diplomatic Row With Nigeria Over Ebola
    Voice of America
    Issa Tchiroma said Cameroon had no choice but to close the border, admitting that the decision could have an adverse impact on Cameroon's economy, since the Central African nation enjoys significant trade with Nigeria, which is Africa's biggest economy.
    Cameroon says closes borders with Nigeria in bid to halt EbolaReuters Africa
    Cameroon has closed borders with Nigeria in bid to halt EbolaFox News
    Ebola: Cameroon closes border, suspends all flights from NigeriaDailyPost Nigeria
    The Daily Star
    all 55 news articles »


  9. Nigeria football HQ catches fire - Sacramento Bee

    Premium Times

    Nigeria football HQ catches fire
    Sacramento Bee
    ABUJA, Nigeria -- The Nigeria Football Federation says a fire has damaged part of its headquarters. The federation says the fire broke out Wednesday morning at the building in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. The federation blamed it on an electrical fault.
    BREAKING: Nigeria football federation's headquarters on firePremium Times
    Nations Cup 2015: Nigeria recall Sone Aluko for qualifiersBBC Sport

    all 82 news articles »


  10. New Map of Nigeria, as proposed by National Conference #NGConfab - Premium Times

    Premium Times

    New Map of Nigeria, as proposed by National Conference #NGConfab
    Premium Times
    The National Conference in its final report recommended the creation of 18 additional states to bring the number of states in the country to 54. The recommendation was made by the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government jointly ...



  1. Nigeria former anti-graft tsar defects to scandal-hit, ruling PDP Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu has defected to the ruling People's Democratic Party to contest a state election, in a filip for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose PDP has been reeling from high profile corruption scandals. Analysts said his move was a big blow to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). A report by Ribadu's team in 2012 showed Nigeria lost out on tens ...

  2. Nigeria's foreign debt at $9.38 bln, up 40 pct from last year By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's foreign debt stands at $9.38 billion, up 40 percent in absolute terms from its last publicly available data of $6.7 billion at the end of March 2013, the Debt Management Office said on Tuesday. The DMO said local debt was currently at 8.9 trillion naira($55 bln), up 37.1 percent from 6.49 trillion naira at end-March 2013. Nigeria rebased its economy in ...

  3. Nigeria Opposition Pins Hope on Anti-Jonathan Ticket to Oust PDP Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president. Close Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president. Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president.

  4. Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday. The kidnappings came four months after Boko Haram, which is fighting to reinstate a medieval Islamic caliphate in religiously mixed ...

  5. In Nigeria, Ebola threat tests the rhythms of daily life At a nightclub in the Nigerian capital Saturday, nearly 500 miles from the nearest Ebola patient, two partygoers bumped elbows in what has become an alternative greeting to the handshakes that typically last well into a conversation.  The men then pointed at each other, acknowledging the funny new greeting – a response to the Ebola outbreak, which has infected 12 people and killed four in the ...

  6. Oshoala excels as Nigeria, Germany reach final FIFA.com rounds up the action from a dramatic and goal-laden day of semi-final action at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, one which culminated in joy for Germany and Nigeria.

  7. Top doctor is Nigeria's fifth Ebola death A senior doctor who treated Nigeria's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Tuesday. Chukwu said the doctor was "the most senior who participated in the management of the (first Ebola) patient" in the country. Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, 40, died in a Lagos hospital on July 25, five days after ...

  8. In Nigeria, Ebola threat tests the rhythms of daily life (+video) Concern over the outbreak has changed everything from standard greetings to how people board the bus. Nigeria is being credited for quick action, but the public mood is tense.

  9. Nigeria now has 12 Ebola cases, 5 recovered Nigeria has 12 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus, up from 10 at last week's count, of which five have almost fully recovered, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the outbreak began in March, and four people have died in Nigeria since it was brought to Lagos by a Liberian man on July 20. "Patients under ...

  10. Nigeria Football Federation reinstates president ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) The Nigeria Football Federation says Aminu Maigari has been reinstated as president after he was forced out of office during the World Cup, leading to the country being banned from all football by FIFA.

 
AllAfrica

  1. Outrage Over Global Ebola Response - Calls for Action [allAfrica]Washington, DC -Imagine this choice. Your child has Ebola symptoms. You have no protective gloves to help keep you alive to care for her. But she needs comfort, so you wash her and wipe away her vomit – and you both die.

  2. Soldiers Rebel over Lack of Weapons to Fight Boko Haram [This Day]A group of soldiers in the North-eastern part of the country is refusing to fight Islamist sect, Boko Haram, until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers has told the BBC Hausa Service.

  3. Boko Haram Forces Victims to Fight, Kill [VOA]Abuja -The Boko Haram insurgency continues to expand in size and tactics, kidnapping villagers and forcing them to fight.

  4. For Fear of Ebola, Davido Cancels Cameroon Concert [Cameroun-Info.Net]Nigerian recording artist, performer, and record producer David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido cancelled his concert in Cameroon a day after the Cameroon government announced closure of their borders and suspension of flights from Ebola-infected nations like Nigeria.

  5. 'The Other Side of Nigeria's War on Terror' [Channel 4]The kidnap of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by hard line Islamists shocked the world - and focused new attention on the terrorist group Boko Haram.

  6. Police, Your "Friend, Helper" [Vanguard]Whenever a new Inspector General of Police is appointed, he calls together the top echelon of the Police, with great media attention, to unfold his vision and mission. The recently appointed IGP, Alhaji Suleiman Abba, is no different. Abba has made it clear that the Nigerian Police under his charge would be modelled as, not just a friend but also a "helper". According to him, it is only when a policeman demonstrates his eagerness to help members of society that he is accepted as a friend.

  7. Health Minister Expresses Confidence in Ebola Containment Measures [VOA]Nigeria's health minister says the administration has made strides in containing the Ebola disease by implementing a "multidimensional and Multi-sectorial" approach to combat the disease after some infected patients were successfully treated and discharged.

  8. Brave Doctor, Adadevoh Loses Ebola Battle [Vanguard]LAGOS-- FRONTLINE medical Doctor, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who saved the country from potential epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, yesterday, fell to the vise-grip of the disease which she contracted while attending to the index (first) Ebola case, the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer.

  9. Ebola - UN Health Agency Reports Encouraging Signs in Nigeria, Guinea [UN News]While the trends of the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and Guinea, where the virus made its first appearance in West Africa last December, have shown encouraging signs, the United Nations health agency today expressed concern about the situation in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.

  10. Patrick Sawyer - Agent of Death [Daily Independent]There is no other way to remember Patrick Sawyer, the American-Liberian diplomat who brought Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to Nigeria than as the fabled agent of death. The Close Circuit Television (CCTV) images at the James Spriggs Payne's Airport, Monrovia, from where Sawyer embarked on his journey to Nigeria confirm my position. There is no doubt that Sawyer was fully aware of his health status and the implication of a journey to Nigeria. Today, one man's recklessness and wickedness have brought untold cons

  11. Keshi Dumps Eagles [Daily Independent]Lagos -Former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has ended his romance with the team following the failure of the crisis ridden Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to improve on his first contract.

  12. Witness Recounts How Vandals Killed Nine Policemen At Arepo [Daily Independent]Lagos -An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Usman Aliyu, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the suspected pipeline vandals, who allegedly killed nine policemen in Arepo, a suburb town in Ikorodu, sang war songs before firing gunshot at policemen.

  13. Lagos Partners South Africa On Girl-Child Empowerment [Daily Independent]The many ills of violence against women became the centre of discussion last Tuesday when Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), in collaboration with the Consular General of South Africa opened up window of opportunity for fifty young undergraduates to garner experience through the latter's 'Take a Girl- Child to Work' project.

  14. FG, LASG Disagree On New Ebola Cases [Vanguard]The Federal and Lagos State governments, yesterday, differed on new suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country.

  15. Police, Agip, Bayelsa Community Leaders Meet Over Obama Flow Station [Vanguard]The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 5, Benin, Edo State, yesterday, has summoned the officials of Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, and the representatives of six communities in Nembe Kingdom in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over alleged plot by some youths to blow up pipelines linking the Obama flow station.

  16. Fire Engulfs NFF's Office in Abuja [Daily Independent]The flames are said to have started from a spark in the accountant's office which quickly spread through the building before it was eventually brought under control by fire service

  17. Engage Boko Haram, Guber Aspirant Urges Jonathan [Daily Independent]President Goodluck Jonathan has been enjoined to practically engage the members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, by creating more jobs and good environment for the young ones as a way of dissuading them from joining the terrorist group.

  18. External Reserves Grew 0.44 Percent in First-Half August - CBN [Daily Independent]The ambitious growth in nation's external reserves in recent times weakened in the first 18 days of August, going by latest data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

  19. APC Warns Against Arrest of Party Chairman in Borno [Daily Independent]The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly warned against the plan by the Department of State Security (DSS), acting at the behest of some politicians, to arrest its Chairman in Borno State, Ali Abubakar Dalori, on trumped-up charges.

  20. Ebola Death Toll Hits 1,229 - Who [Daily Independent]The number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has climbed to 1,229, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

  21. Boko Haram - Soldiers Disobey Deployment Order [Daily Independent]A group of soldiers in the North East has been reported to be refusing to fight Boko Haram insurgents until they are better equipped.

  22. Church Honours Araraume, Ihedioha, Others [Daily Independent]Ss -The Anglican Communion in Imo State has honourred Senator Ifeanyi Araraume with the distinguished leadership award for his exemplary role in attracting dividends of democracy to his senatorial zone, Okigwe, and other parts of Imo State between 1999 and 2007.

  23. How Does a Creditor Perfect a Security Interest? [Daily Independent]It is possible for a debtor to agree to give many different creditors, each unaware of the others, a security interest in the same goods. The general position is that the first creditor to perfect a security interest has priority over all other creditors. Upon default, the creditor with priority may repossess and resell the goods even if they are now held by an innocent purchaser. Such priority creditor takes as much of the proceeds from the sale of the collateral as is necessary to satisfy his or her clai

  24. Oyo PDP Blames Govt for Aleshinloye Market Inferno [Daily Independent]Ibadan -Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the state government for the fire incident that occurred at Aleshinloye Market in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.

  25. Glasshouse Fire - Umeh, Baribote Allege Sabotage [Daily Independent]Abuja -Factional Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mike Umeh and former NPL boss, Runson Baribote have alleged sabotage in the day light inferno that razed a wing of the NFF secretariat, saying that the action was premeditated by enemies of Nigeria Football.

  26. Re-Introduction of ATM Charge Won't Discourage Financial Inclusion - CBN [Daily Independent]The Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday took a swipe at critics of its N65 charge on use of Automated Teller Machine stating that the policy won't discourage its drive for financial inclusion.

  27. Rivers Indigenes in Bayelsa Woo Jonathan for 2015 Polls [Daily Independent]Yenagoa -The Federated Union of Rivers State Indigenes in Bayelsa State has added its voice to those of other Nigerians who are urging President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election.

  28. Moses Off Form-Keshi [Daily Independent]Immediate past Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has revealed that he left out Victor Moses from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations double header qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa because the forward has lost form.

  29. Delta Police Arrest Four Suspects for Snatching PVCS [Daily Independent]Asaba -DELTA State Police Command has arrested four suspects for snatching 503 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCS) meant for distribution. DSP Celestina Kalu, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command confirmed that the DPO, Otu-Jeremi Division received information from the Electoral officer in charge Ughelli South L.G.A, one Uchechukwu Eze 'm' that some faceless elements stormed units 17 and 18 of Jeremi Ward 2 in Oginibo and snatched the PVCS meant for distribution in the said wards.

  30. Fayose Inaugurates Transition Committee, Laments Ekiti Debt Profile [Daily Independent]Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday inaugurated a nine-man Transition Committee for the smooth take off of his administration on Oct. 16.

Naijajists.com

  1. Nollywood Actress Ruth Kadiri Releases Sexy Photos To Promote Matters Arising Movie
  2. Nollywood Movie Star Mercy Aigbe & Kids On Vacation In London [PHOTOS]
  3. See Nollywood Stars Ali Nuhu, Funke Akindele Promoting Omo Fast Action [PHOTOS]
  4. Stella Damasus’s First Daughter Turns 15, Read Her Special Message To Her
  5. Vacation Photos: Omotola Jalade Sightseeing With Family In Capetown South Africa
  6. Bukky Wright’s Teenage Son’s Girlfriend Gives Birth To Baby Girl In The US
  7. Nollywood Celebrity Selfies: Jim Iyke, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji Show Off Face Pics
  8. Genevieve Nnaji’s Rumoured Lesbian Partner, Ella Martins Flaunts Killer Curve
  9. Nigerian Actress Halima Abubakar Says No To Marriage “I’m Not Looking For Husband”
  10. Saidi Balogun In Debt After You Or I Movie Got Pirated, Nollywood Producer Cries Out
  11. Grace Amah Gets Best Bed-hopping Nollywood Actress Award Of The Year
  12. Happy Birthday To Nollywood Actress Angela Okorie
  13. Iyabo Ojo Finds Love Years After Divorce, Says 1st Marriage Crashed Bcos Of Immaturity


  14. How Patrick Sawyer Intentionally Infected Nigerian Doctor Ameyo Stella Adedavoh With Ebola Virus
  15. Picture: 2 Benin Republic Men Who Raped Nigerian Girl Jailed For 10 Years With Hard Labour
  16. Arab Man Stabbed To Death By European Girlfriend In Dubai For Not Marrying Her
  17. 2 Ebonyi House Members Arrested Over Burglary At Assembly Chamber
  18. Ebola Virus Suspects Arrested In Ogun State; 2 Guineans & Nigerian Placed In Isolation
  19. Photos: Crippled Boko Haram Member Sent To Bomb Lagos Airport
  20. Boko Haram Suicide Bomber, Crippled Man Arrested With Bomb Near Lagos Airport
  21. Confession Of Edo Boy Who Slept With Five Dogs
  22. Boat Explosion In Victoria Island Lagos Killed 1, 9 Injured Victims Rescued
  23. Killer Of Lagos Bizwoman, Njideka Lizzy Pleads For Mercy “I Don’t Want Another Man To Marry Her”
  24. Former EcoBank Manager Arrested Over N81M Loan Fraud, Victor Amushie In EFCC Detention
  25. Lady Beaten Badly By Abusive Boyfriend Says He’s Caring & Romantic
  26. Two Dead Bodies Found In Sapele Benin Agbor Road In Edo State
Guardian

    NATIONAL NEWS

  1. Doctors may end strike, convene stakeholders meeting ABOUT two months down the line, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is set to end its [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:10]

  2. Two feared killed by political thugs in Gombe THE gruesome murder of two workers of the Gombe State Agency for Social and Community Development [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:45]

  3. Jega faults deployment of hooded operatives for elections THE successes recorded at the Osun State gubernatorial election notwithstanding, the Chairman of [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:09]

  4. Ebola: UCTH takes delivery of protective equipment • WHO cautions on embalmment, funeral ceremonies EVEN as the fear of Ebola spread grips the people [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:38]

  5. Delegates scramble, as NIMC opens 50 centres CONFAB delegates Wednesday anxiously grabbed the opportunity to be captured in the ongoing [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:07]

  6. Police arrest eight over alleged stealing of 1,301 PVCs in Delta • Two women in possession of 56 in Kwara THE Delta Police Spokeswoman, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:29]

  7. El-Zakzaky, DSS bicker over alleged planned attack on military, police • El-Zakzaky denies allegation THE leadership of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shi’ites, led by [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:56]

  8. WAEC introduces walk-in-registration for private candidates • N’Assembly decries recurrent poor performance in exams THE West African Examinations Council [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:26]

  9. Joseph Mbu, 18 other CPs now AIGs • Force receives bomb investigation equipment NINETEEN Commissioners of Police (CPs) have been [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:50]

  10. Onyebuchi alleges Chime operates poultry, piggery farms at Govt House A NEW twist was Wednesday added to the ongoing investigation of impeachment allegations against [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:08]

  11. Zuriel Oduwole, Dangote Foundation join drive for education MDG WITH  less than 500 days to the realization of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals set by [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:48]

  12. Taraba lawmakers query appropriation of N10b roads fund DISSATISFIED with how the N10 billion meant for the construction of four-kilometer roads in each [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:06]

  13. New Telegraph names Osagie new MD The Board of Directors of The Sun Publishing Limited and Daily Telegraph Publishing Company [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:47]

  14. Group calls for prosecution of resident doctors A GROUP, “Concerned Nigerians Who Are Affected By The NMA Strike Action” has condemned the ongoing [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:05]

    BUSINESS

  15. NEPAD prescribes $368 billion projects for Nigeria, others DRIVING real sector growth that would engender economic development would demand Nigeria and other [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:37]

  16. Safeguard Nigerian ports against Ebola spread, says U.S. envoy • NPA assures on safety at gateways THE Consular General of the United States (U.S) in Nigeria, [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:33]

  17. Yobe legislators okay N4.15b virement to complete projects THE Yobe House of Assembly, yesterday, approved a virement of N4.15 billion in the 2014 budget, to [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:05]

  18. Govts, firms raise N53.48b from bond market in seven months SOME state governments and quoted companies raised N53.48 billion from the bonds market of the [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:31]

  19. Govt moves to halt influx of imported lubricants ...Targets enhanced local production, export market THE Federal Government has commenced plans to [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:39]

  20. CBN clears air on remote-on-us policy THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it has noted some public comments on its recent policy [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:30]

  21. SAP unfolds plan to invest $500m in Nigeria, others INFORMATION and Communications Technology (ICT) markets in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, South [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:37]

  22. Empowerment of women imperative for MDGs achievement MINISTER of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, has said that empowering [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:28]

  23. NUPENG decries IOCs disposition to local content agenda . Seeks govt’s intervention in OBOB gas plant project THE Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:35]

  24. Sterling Bank bags CBNs agric scheme award STERLING Bank Plc has been conferred the Best Performing Bank under the Commercial Agriculture [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:14]

  25. Access Bank, Visa partner online firm on e-procurement services ACCEESS Bank Plc and VISA have singed a partnership deal with an online shopping company- [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:12]

    SPORTS

  26. Fire razes NFF secretariat CONFUSED officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Wednesday watched helplessness as fire [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:26]

  27. Umehs faction, Baribote allege sabotage, want incident investigated THE Mike Umeh led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive board has described [Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:22]

  28. Cross River ready for NDDC/South South Athletics Championship, says Ijirigho ATHLETES coming for the Fourth Cross River State/NDDC/South South Athletics Championship, which [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:51]

  29. Umehs group stays away, as Maigaris NFF chats new roadmap MEMBERS of the Mike Umeh-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board Tuesday [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:25]

  30. NFF invites injured Obasi, four home-based for Congo, South Africa ties THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Tuesday released the names of 23 players billed to prepare [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:23]

  31. Confident Falconets seek vengeance against Korea FOUR years ago in Germany, Nigeria’s U-20 women’s team, Falconets, took everyone by surprise by [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:22]

  32. Investment One youth table tennis clinic serves off in Benin City A GRASSROOTS table tennis clinic for the youths in Benin City and its environs served off [Monday, 18 August 2014 21:00]

  33. Port Harcourt, Lagos Arsenal fans get fantastic Sterling Bank experience THE world-class performance of Arsenal Football Club, culminating in the winning of the Community [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:21]

  34. Inyama: We are one big family THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Media Committee Chairman, Emeka Inyama, says the storm is [Monday, 18 August 2014 20:58]

  35. Brume returns to training ahead IAAF Continental Cup AFTER conquering Africa and the Commonwealth Nations in the long jump, Nigeria’s teenage [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:54]

  36. CAF upholds Lesothos walk over, hands Nigeria AYC ticket NIGERIA has qualified for the final tournament of the Orange African Youth Championship – Senegal [Monday, 18 August 2014 20:57]

  37. Shorumu tips Falconets for FIFA U-20 Women World Cup final SUPER Eagles Assistant Coach, Ike Shorunmu, has heaped praises on the national women U-20 team, [Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:52]

  38. NUJ defeats Team LETI 4-0 THE Nigeria Union of Jonurnalist (NUJ), Lagos chapter defeated the Team LETI comprising of [Monday, 18 August 2014 18:11]

Punch

News

  • NFF faction claims sabotage in Glass House fire After the Wednesday morning fire incident that engulfed the third floor offices of the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja, the vice president Mike Umeh has described the it as an act of sabotage. Umeh who was acting president until Aminu Maigari was reinstated by world governing body FIFA was angered about the fire incident and

  • UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq The UN has begun what is says is its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach more than 500,000 people in northern Iraq. A jet carrying 100 tonnes of tents and cooking equipment arrived in Irbil, with more flights expected. There are now more than 1.2 million internally displaced people across

  • Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukranian jet Pro-Russian separatists struck two helicopters as well as a jet with portable air defense systems Wednesday in the Luhansk region of Ukraine. A source within the Ukrainian military confirmed the statement by the “South-East Army,” which claims the group downed an Ukrainian Su-25 military jet and a Mi-24 helicopter. Another Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter was struck,

  • Adadevoh made the supreme sacrifice —Colleagues, relatives Following the death of the Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, her family members have said that they have been left devastated. Adadevoh was the lead doctor who attended to the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, that brought the Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria. She died on Tuesday night, making her the fifth recorded fatality

  • Chibok girls: Britain to send three Tornado planes BRITAINs Royal Air Force   plans to send three fighter jets to help in locating the more than 200   schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14 this year. The RAF Tornado GR4s equipped with surveillance facilities, according to Daily Mail on Wednesday, will undertake “reconnaissance missions” over the Sambissa Forest where the girls are

  • Ribadu: PDP NWC meeting fails to discuss waiver Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party met in Abuja on Wednesday, but failed to discuss the issue of waivers for Adamawa State governorship aspirants, who had applied for them. Leading the list of those who have applied for a waiver in the PDP is a former Chairman of the Economic

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    Sports

    1. Falconets down Korea DPR, soar into final Asisat Oshoala scored four times as Nigeria reached the final with a thumping 6-2 victory over Korea DPR in the highest-scoring semi-final ever seen at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Oshoala also laid on two more goals in a win that leaves the Super Falconets to face either France or Germany on Sunday at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, and the North Koreans to play for third place at the same venue [August 20, 2014]

    2. We ‘ll get over it, says Maigari NFF President Aminu Maigari has thanked God that no lives were lost in the fire incident at the Glass House Wednesday morning. [August 20, 2014]

    3. Oshoala: I’m not under pressure to score After two player-of-the-match performances and three goals, and emerging as her team’s most influential player, Super Falconets midfielder Asisat Oshoala says she is not under pressure to continue her impressive form when they take on Korea DPR in their semi final duel today. [August 20, 2014]

    4. Falconets plan early goal against North Korea   Falconets coach Peter Dedevbo has said he hopes his team score an early goal to unsettle North Korea in Wednesday’s U20 Women’s World Cup semi-final. [August 20, 2014]

    5. Nigeria invites Enyeama, 22 others for Devils, Bafana Cup holders Nigeria have called up 23 players, including ace goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Red Devils of Congo and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. [August 20, 2014]

    6. Sterling Bank offers Arsenal fans ‘Fantastic Experience’ The world-class performance of Arsenal Football Club, culminating in the winning of the Community Shield last weekend, is creating excitement in the clubs legions of supporters in the country. [August 20, 2014]

    7. Maigari confident Falconets will cruise into final President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has inspired players of the U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, with words of courage, saying he has confidence in them to reach Sunday’s championship final. [August 20, 2014]

    8. Ebola: CAF gives Nigeria all clear to host matches Nigeria has been given the all clear to host AFCON qualifying matches which begin next month after the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) instructed Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia to find neutral grounds for their matches. [August 19, 2014]

    9. Mourinho wants Cech to battle first choice Courtois Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will continue to play but expects long-standing number one Petr Cech to stay and fight for his place. [August 19, 2014]

    10. Top six La Liga signings of the transfer window Despite Spain’s failure to shine at the World Cup in Brazil, La Liga has again lured a host of world stars to Spanish shores in recent months with Real Madrid and Barcelona predictably leading the way. [August 19, 2014]

    11. I will never bite anyone again— Suarez Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said he has received professional help after receiving a four-month ban for biting an opponent for the third time in his career when he clashed with Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. [August 19, 2014]

    12. Rwanda appeal CAF disqualification The Rwanda Football Federation on Tuesday appealed against its disqualification from 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding a player with double nationality. [August 19, 2014]

    13. Drama in NFA as Maigari, Umeh claim chairmanship position There was a mild drama yesterday at the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the impeached president of the NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari who was reinstated to his position last Friday by the Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tamuno Danagogo resumed in his office. [August 19, 2014]

    14. 2016 Olympics: Navy, NOC join forces on ‘One-Service-One-Medal’ project The Nigerian Navy has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) in grooming the country’s athletes through sponsorship of training to ensure optimum performance during the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. [August 19, 2014]

    15. I defied Ebola, bombs to be in Nigeria – British coach A swimming coach, James Richards from Leeds in England is presently in Nigeria conducting a week-long technical coaching course put together by the Aquatic Federation of Nigeria for Nigerian coaches. [August 19, 2014]

    16. 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Falconets fear no foe – Coach Falconets coach Peter Dedevbo is upbeat his team can go all the way to the final of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup at the expense of North Korea on Wednesday. [August 18, 2014]

    17. Afcon 2015 Qualifier: Rwanda FA kicks against disqualification The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWFA) has said they will send an appeal to CAF after they were disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of nations (Afcon) qualifiers. [August 18, 2014]

    18. Maigari calls for extension of time for purchase of NFA elections’ forms Aminu Maigari, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Monday in Abuja called for an extension of time for the purchase of forms for the forthcoming NFA board elections. [August 18, 2014]

    19. Mourinho drops Cech Jose Mourinho has dropped veteran goalkeeeper, Petr Cech for Belgian starlet, Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea o-pen their EPL campaign against Burnley [August 18, 2014]

    20. Mikel will play— Mourinho Chelsea FC manager, Jose Mourinho, has maintained that Nigeria’s John Mikel Obi will be part of his team for the 2014/2015 English Premier League that started at the weekend. [August 18, 2014]

    21. Tension as Maigari resumes today Palpable tension has enveloped the Glass House, Abuja, the seat of football administration in the country as the re-instated President of the NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari prepares to resume today. [August 18, 2014]

    22. Nigeria maul New Zealand 4-1 to reach semis The Super Falconets of Nigeria defeated New Zealand in the quater final of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in Canada. [August 17, 2014]

    23. Democracy indoor game moves nationwide An Indoor Game aimed at entrenching democraic values in Nigeria is to be promoted through visits to elder statesmen, eminent citizens and media houses across the country. [August 17, 2014]

    24. 2015 African U-20 qualifier F/Eagles await CAF verdict THE Flying Eagles will wait on a final verdict from CAF to know if they have qualified for the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal. [August 17, 2014]

    25. Abia reaffirms support for De Commander’s unifying wrestling championship Abia State Governor, Dr. Theodore Orji, has pledged his government’s support for the forthcoming Commonwealth/Americas Unifying Wrestling Championship billed for Aba on August 31. [August 17, 2014]

    26. AFCON 2015: CAF disqualifies Rwanda for fielding ineligible player The Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), on Sunday disqualified Rwanda from the 2015 AFCON qualifiers. [August 17, 2014]

    27. Sturridge gives Liverpool opening win Daniel Sturridge snaffled a 79th-minute winner as last season’s Premier League runners-up Liverpool opened the new campaign with a 2-1 victory at home to Southampton on Sunday. [August 17, 2014]

    28. Lawyer sues FIFA over refs blunder A 74-year-old colombian lawyer, who claims refereeing at the 2014 World Cup partially caused his cardiac problems, is suing FIFA for 1billion. Aurelio Jimenez cited the Brazil-Colombia game, in which the standard of officiating was widely criticised, as one which caused him particular distress [August 17, 2014]

    29. Canada 2014: Okon hails Falconets •Keeps tab on team for players Super Falcons head coach, Edwin Okon says he is keenly following the performance of the national U-20 women team, the Falconets in the on-going FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada for two main reasons. It is his prayer that they go far enough in the competition, even to the final so that the girls would gain experience meeting teams from different parts of the world and their approach. [August 17, 2014]

    30. English Premier League results English Premier League results on Saturday, the opening day of the new top-flight season: [August 16, 2014]

    31. Van Gaal accepts blame as Man United crash Louis van Gaal accepted responsibility after Manchester United crashed to a 2-1 loss at home to Swansea City on Saturday in his first Premier League game as manager. [August 16, 2014]

    32. Moses joins Stoke City Chelsea’s Nigeria winger Victor Moses joined Stoke on a season-long loan on Saturday. [August 16, 2014]

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