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Super Eagles goalkeeper Enyeama expresses gratitude to Nigerians over award

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ABUJA - Super Eagles number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, on Tuesday thanked Nigerians for their support which made it possible for him to be...

Federal Character Commission promises to tackle youth restiveness through mandate

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ABUJA - The Federal Character Commission (FCC) says it will use its mandate to tackle youth restiveness by ensuring fairness and equal representation in...

Sudan urges South Sudanese rivals to commit to ceasefire

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KHARTOUM - Sudan on Friday called on South Sudan's two conflicting parties to commit themselves to their ceasefire agreement by stopping fight and opening...

Katsina introduces monthly allowances to 1,820 Imams

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KATSINA - The Katsina State Government has introduced the payment of monthly allowances of between N3,000 and N10,000 to some 1,820 imams in the...

INEC partners security over voters registration in Zamfara

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GUSAU -  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara is partnering with security agencies to tackle security challenges ahead of the registration of...

Red Cross seeks more funding to aid South Sudan

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NAIROBI - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday appealed to donors for an additional 55 million dollars to provide humanitarian...

Court restrains police from arresting 2 Italians over alleged N100m dud cheques

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ABUJA - An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday granted an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the I-G from arresting two Italians accused of...

Alayande College of Education gets new provost, principal officers

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IBADAN - Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday approved the appointment of  Dr Razak Adefabi as the Provost of the Emmanuel Alayande...

Investors flee stocks and head for havens in Europe

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By Claire Jones in Frankfurt, Michael Mackenzie in New York and Stephen Foley in Las Vegas Europe data trigger push for core bonds Investors retreated from...

French ‘nuclear weapon’ against foreign takeovers sparks UK blast

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By Hugh Carnegy and Michael Stothard in Paris and Elizabeth Rigby in London France’s Socialist government has provoked a sharp clash with the UK over...

Vietnam clashes threaten supply lines for companies

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By Demetri Sevastopulo and Julie Zhu in Hong Kong and Michael Peel in Ho Chi Minh City Violent anti-China protests in Vietnam yesterday forced factories...

In UK wealth gap unchanged, says report

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By Emily Cadman The amount of wealth owned by the top 10 per cent of UK households has barely changed compared to the years before...

A Season Of Conspiracies Against Goodluck Jonathan

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THE Yorubas have a proverb. They say: “A witch cried out yesterday and a child died today. Who does not know that it was...

Jonathan cancels visit to Chibok, home of kidnapped school girls

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President Goodluck Jonathan Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his first visit to Chibok, home town of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram...

says Nigerian military lacks capacity to bring back Chibok girls (news and feature on...

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While the United States explores more ways to help rescue the missing girls, it is faced with growing concerns about the Nigerian authorities. Senior United...

Military’s Next Frontier’ (opinion and feature on homepage

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By Joeva Rock As the world remains transfixed by the kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian girls, there have been increasing calls for international intervention in...

Vice Chancellor urges undergraduates to imbibe good morals (

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MINNA - The Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Prof. Musbau Akanji, has advised youths in Nigerian universities to imbibe the values of good...

Foreign military assistance won’t undermine Nigeria’s sovereignty – Amosu

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ABUJA - The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, says the presence of foreign military in Nigeria to assist in the rescue of...