Bayern Munich players don their Lederhosen in annual trip to Oktoberfest

October 8, 2014 - 0

After an unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich’s players were rewarded with a visit to Oktoberfest on Sunday. Bayern have won five and drawn two of their opening seven games, and were treated to a day off to don their Lederhosen, in what has become an annual trip to the festival. Pictures on the club’s official Twitter and Read More

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Alleged assault: SAN urges IG to probe DSP, others

October 8, 2014 - 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Nathaniel Oke, has urged the Inspector General of Police and the Oyo state police command to order fresh probe of an alleged assault on his client, Elder Olusegun Otolorin over a land dispute. Chief Oke in a petition copied the Minister of Police Affairs, Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 11 and Oyo Read More

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‘Concrete roads that last 70 yrs underway’

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Francis Ogar Uyo A proposal by the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) to see how roads constructed with concrete up to one foot thick to be introduced in the Country is upspring, Blueprint has learnt. Professor Charles Etim Akpan Uko, a member of the Investigating Panel, (COREN) disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in his office Read More

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Accept PDP consensus candidate, group urges Eze

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu A socio -cultural organization, under the aegis of Oganiru Nsukka Forum, ONF, has called Sen. Ayogu Eze to sheathe- his-sword and embrace the emergence of Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the 2015 governorship consensus candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu state. The group commended Governor Sullivan Chime and PDP stakeholders in the state for Ugwuanyi’s Read More

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Kukah to be conferred with ‘2014 Outstanding African Leadership’ award

October 8, 2014 - 1

By Samuel Aruwan Kaduna The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt. Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah will on 17th October, 2014 be conferred with 2014 Outstanding African Leadership award by Voice Magazine in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The organization disclosed in a letter announcing the award to Bishop Kukah. Kukah who accepted the award in return said he will continue to do Read More

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Enugu workers earn slave wage – JNC

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC,  has said  that despite the industrial harmony existing in Enugu State, civil servants under Sullivan Chime’s administration are the least paid workers in Nigeria, describing what they earn as a ‘slave wage’. The state Secretary of JNC, Comrade Theo Obasiani, who disclosed this in an interview Read More

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Relocation claim: Falana goofed, says Fayose

October 8, 2014 - 0

As minister calls for peaceful transitionRotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said there was no truth in the claim by Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) that people are relocating from the state in large number because of his impending inauguration, saying only trouble makers are relocating. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti yesterday through his Chief Press Secretary, Read More

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Continuity best option for democracy – Lawmaker

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan Member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, representing Jama’a Constituency, Honourable Labari Tela, has observed that continuity was the best option for democracy and good representation in any democratic setting. Tela made the observation while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executives at the party office in Kafanchan, on his intention to represent his people Read More

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Power outage: Birnin Kebbi residents commend Bagudu

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi The eleven communities in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, that were thrown into darkness for barely over a month now as a result of breakdown of PHCN 7.5MVA transformer, have commended the representative of the Kebbi Central Senatorial District, Senator Atiku Bagudu, for facilitating the supply, transportation and installation of a new Read More

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Mark’s marksmanship

October 8, 2014 - 0

Not a few Nigerians were apprehensive of the form and style of leadership David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark would bring to the Senate when he emerged as the president of the red chamber of the National Assembly in 2007. The reason for this scepticism is not far-fetched. The antecedents of the former signals officer of the Nigerian Army as both military Read More

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Abia launches health fair, assures commitmeACnt to healthcare

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Sunday Nwakanma Umuahia Abia state government at the weekend launched its Health Fair with reassurance to its citizenry of its continued commitment towards providing quality healthcare service delivery to them. The wife of the governor, Mrs. Mercy Odochi Orji, handed down this assurance at the launching of the Health Fair in Bende local government, stating that the commitment accounts Read More

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Unemployment: Nigeria sitting on time bomb – Prince Audu

October 8, 2014 - 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja A stalwart of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Prince Abubakar Audu, has decried the high level of unemployment in the country, describing the situation as a time bomb that may likely explode very soon. The former governor of Kogi state called on all tiers of government to evolve means of tackling the ugly situation Read More

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Kwara govt to minister: Low wages: Back your claims with data

October 7, 2014 - 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Kwara state government has challenged the minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, Dr. Suleiman Abubakar, to come up with data to proof his claims that civil servants in Kwara state were the least paid in the country. Reacting to the minster’s comment in a statement in Ilorin yesterday, the Senior Special Read More

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2015 AFCON cracker: Sudan Vs Nigeria10 Eagles fly into camp

October 7, 2014 - 0

  Anyansi, Keshi say it’s must win   …Full camp expected this evening The seriousness of the Super Eagles double header against Sudan in Omdurman and Abuja has been underlined by the promptness of players’ arrival to the team’s camp at the Bolton White Apartment in Abuja, the Federal Capital. As at 3pm on Monday, at least ten players have Read More

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Nkwocha tips Falcons for AWC glory

October 7, 2014 - 0

Super Falcons’ veteran striker Perpetua Nkwocha has expressed the optimism that they will reclaim the African Women Championship(AWC) they lost two years ago to host Equatorial Guinea. The Sunana SK of Sweden forward who is one of the six foreign based players enlisted for AWC in Namibia said her optimism stemmed from the commitment and impressive performance of the team Read More

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Emeteole proud with win over Pillars

October 7, 2014 - 0

Heartland technical adviser, Kelechi Emeteole has said his side completely outplayed the Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars. The Naze Millionaires pipped the Pyramid City side 1-0 in Sunday’s Glo Premier League match day 30 encounter at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri. Former Fame FC striker, Bobby Clement scored the match winner in the 10th minute to hand his side the maximum Read More

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2015: SSG, 5 others resign over Imoke’s seat

October 7, 2014 - 0

Secretary to the Government of Cross River state, Mr Mike Aniah, and five members of the State Executive Council have resigned over the 2015 governorship contest which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had zoned to the Northern part of the state. It could be recalled that Governor Liyel Imoke had insisted that members of his Executive Council wishing to step Read More

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Be kind to your neighbor, Shettima urges Muslims

October 7, 2014 - 0

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has urged Muslims to be kind to their neighbours and live harmonious with one another irrespective of their religious, ethnic, political, economic and social backgrounds. The governor in his Sallah message to the people of Borno at the weekend said the feast of sacrifice which the Eid-el-Kabir celebration symbolises also teaches hoe someone could Read More

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Kwara civil servants least paid, says minister

October 7, 2014 - 0

Minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, has described civil servants in Kwara state as the “least paid in Nigeria.” Making the positions known yesterday at an interaction with some Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) supporters at his residence in Ilorin, Sulaiman said: “It is despicable and unthinkable that great as this state is, Read More

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Kogi Oba tussle: Court closes defendant’s case over absenteeism

October 7, 2014 - 1

By Baba Yusuf Abuja A Kogi state High Court sitting in Iyara has for closed a defendant’s case by invoking the High court rule for his persistent absent in court to defend the chieftaincy dispute case instituted by the plaintiff, Chief Dele John Abejirin. The presiding Judge, Justice Fola Ajayi, who made the pronouncement during his sitting recently queried the Read More

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‘Bakassi does not belong to Nigeria’

October 7, 2014 - 0

Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo has Bakassi Peninsula, does not belong to Nigeria but to Cameroon. Nwilo made the clarification when he featured as a guest on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja yesterday, saying that based on available facts, the disputed territory actually belonged to Cameroon. Nigeria lost the territory to Cameroon based on Read More

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Ebola: APC attacks Jonathan, PDP

October 6, 2014 - 1

— Opposition unhappy with success – PDP By Bode Olagoke and Samuel Ogidan, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop taking credit for the country’s successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), saying it amounts to sheer dishonesty for the duo to turn what was a Read More

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Terrorists caused Synagogue building collapse, T.B. Joshua insists

October 6, 2014 - 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja The General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, has insisted that the collapse of the building in his premises was the handiwork of terrorists far more dangerous than the Boko Haram sect. Prophet Joshua, who stated this yesterday in a monitored transmission on Emmanuel TV while speaking to the members of Read More

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Bishop berates Southern Kaduna leaders over killings

October 6, 2014 - 0

By Samuel Aruwan Kaduna The Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese in Kaduna state, Rt. Rev. Joseph Bagobiri on Saturday, accused Southern Kaduna traditional rulers, political class, and retired senior military of being silence over killings in the area, which he said is height of irresponsibility and betrayal. In his homily during a Church service in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna state organized Read More

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$9.3m: NSA ought to have resigned, says CSO

October 6, 2014 - 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Coalition of Civil Society organisations has said that if it were in normal clime, the Nigerian National Security Adviser ought to have resigned his appointment, be sacked or be suspended to enable proper investigations into the alleged $9.3 million cash for arms deal. The group therefore,  clamoured for an immediate establishment of an independent judicial commission Read More

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