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Manchester Utd end Chelsea’s winning run

Chelsea’s unbeaten run came to an end at the Stanford Bridge after 10 matches on Sunday as Manchester United recorded a ‘controversial’ 2-3 win over the Blues. The bad blooded encounter which saw Chelsea finish the game with nine men after red cards were issued to Fernando Torres and Brain Ivanoic has seen Manchester United […]

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan demands Ribadu report

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Petroleum Minister to submit the comprehensive report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, led by Nuhu Ribadu, to his office by Friday this week. The president made the demand on Monday, Rueben Abati, his spokesman said. The Committee was set up in February 2012. It was required to determine and […]


Obtaining a Handle on the Domestic Economy, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The Sallah holiday weekend was usual in many ways. Electricity supply was epileptic. The fuel scarcity has held out long enough for an ecosystem to evolve on its back. Long queues if you are minded to pay the recommended retail price (RRP); and often, the supply at such outlets never is enough for the queue. […]

Eid-el-kabir: Obasanjo cinema livens up Abeokuta

Fun seekers trooped out on Saturday to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta to watch movies and enjoy the serene environment in the spirit of Eid el-Kabir celebrations. Some of the visitors told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the cinema had created a platform for people to recreate and ease tension. […]

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde honoured with BEFFTA Award

The founder of the awards praised Omotola for her talent.

It is nobody’s business if I bleach my skin-Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne premiered her first movie in two countries in September.

Nigeria’s economy suffers from floods

Price of food items go up and oil production is threatened as a result of the floods that ravaged parts of Nigeria.flood

Maxim Uzoatu

A Philosopher King Named Ekwueme, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A review of From State House to Kirikiri by Alex I. Ekwueme; Nwamife Publishers, Enugu; 2002 Ekwueme simply means a personage who does what he says. Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is without any shadow of doubt a man who lives up to the exact letters of his name. The first ever Vice-President of Nigeria, he […]

Kidnapped mother of lawmaker freed

The lady who was kidnapped has finally been released.

Travellers agonises on Abuja-Lokoja Expressway

There is heavy vehicular traffic at the Abuja –Lokoja expressway.

Jonathan congratulates Muslims on Sallah 

President Goodluck Jonathan has sent messages of goodwill to Nigerians and Muslims in particular on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir festival.   Mr. Jonathan made his goodwill message on Thursday in his Eid-El-Kabir Message to Nigerians, which was made available to State House correspondents in Abuja.   He called on Muslims and Nigerians in general  to […]

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal, Madrid, Milan lose

Many of Europe’s big teams lost to ‘lesser’ teams.

Fxtures for AFCON 2013

The Super Eagles commence their games on January 21.

APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Group asks African Commission to stop hanging of Edo death row inmates

SERAP also wants Edo to pay compensation to the two men.

Again, Nigerian tennis stars crash out of Governor’s cup

Nigeria’s best seem unable to compete with their counterparts all over the world.


Eld-El-Kabir: Passengers stranded at Lagos railway terminus

The Railway Corporation boss said they were not aware.

Akingbola again fails to produce witness in N47b fraud case

The Judge has closed arguments for the case and adjourned it to November 15.

10 drug traffickers hanged in Iran

The men had earlier been convicted by Iranian Courts

Lawmaker condemns ‘deportation’ of 242 Nigerians from Gabon

A lawmaker and a government agency give contradictory reasons for the return of some Nigerians from Gabon

Barth Nnaji’s ouster, wrong- Poll

Majority of the respondents felt the president was wrong to have removed the power minister.

September inflation rate drops to 11.3 per cent

The statistics Bureau said urban inflation rate is higher than that in rural areas.

Obama takes back lead at second debate

U.S. president, Barack Obama, returned to the winning ways at the second presidential debate early Wednesday, where he vigorously pushed back Republican candidate, Mitt Romney’s momentum on domestic, economic and foreign policy issues. Mr. Obama came out swinging after a terrible first debate outing a fortnight ago, portraying the former Massachusetts governor as favouring the […]

Eagles to face Venezuela in friendly

The Eagles will begin camp on November 4.

Flood threatens Nigeria’s hope of rice self-sufficiency

As floods continue to wreck havoc in several States of Nigeria, destroying farmlands growing rice, maize and other crops, reports of damages pouring from all parts of the country point to a severe destruction of agricultural areas, prompting fears of imminent food insecurity. A report compiled by a group of journalists in Abuja who toured […]

Super Eagles demolish Liberia, qualify for Nations Cup

Two Chelsea FC of England players scored half of the Super Eagles goals.