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NFF ready to renew Keshi contract

ABUJA (AFP) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced on Thursday they are set to begin talks with coach Stephen Keshi over a new contract. Keshi took over as coach in 2011 and his first contract ended after the World Cup in Brazil. He has since been linked with the vacant South Africa post. The […]

MH-17: Dutch resist calls to expel Putin’s daughter

by Charles ONIANS THE HAGUE, July 24, 2014 (AFP) – Calls to expel Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter from the Netherlands over flight MH17 have fallen flat, with many noting that their Argentine-born queen has not been punished for her father’s junta past. Despite calls from Ukrainian activists and right-wing Dutch newspapers for Maria Putin, […]

Scores feared dead as bomb blast rocks Kano motor park

By Abdulsalam Muhammad Kano – A high calibre improvised explosive device went off inside the crowded New Road motor park located at Sabon Gari, a predominantly Christian quarters of Kano metropolis leaving scores dead. The blast an eye witness said ripped through a bus station in Kano as passengers boarded buses out of the city. […]

RUSSIA to re-open trade mission in Nigeria

Abuja – The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Nikolay Udovincheko, says Russian Trade Mission to Nigeria will be reopened to promote trade and economic ties between the two countries. Udovincheko stated this during a courtesy visit by the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Ima Niboro, to the Russian Embassy on Wednesday in […]

Immigration nabs human trafficking kingpin, rescues 5 victims

Katsina —The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, said it had arrested a human trafficking kingpin, Muntari Hamidu, 30, and rescued five victims in Katsina State. The state Comptroller of NIS, Mr Emmanuel Ogbumuo, who disclosed this at a news conference, yesterday, in Katsina, said the suspect had been on the watch list for a long time. […]

Opinion: Why the military cannot defeat Boko Haram

  Bayo Olupohunda | credits: File copy To begin this piece, one fact has become undeniable. Our country is at war. According to the latest Human Rights Watch report, Boko Haram has killed 2, 053 Nigerians in the North-East in six months! The Nigerian military is at the forefront of the war on terror but […]

NFF decides Keshi’s fate today

                          WHETHER or not coach Stephen Keshi will continue to be in charge of the Nigerian senior national football team, the Super Eagles will be among  top issues to be discussed when the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) meets today […]

Windfall for wife of man killed by Edo traffic officials

                      GOOD things come in surprise package, they say. Such was the lot of Juliet Imobhio, a woman whose husband was allegedly killed by officials of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA). When her 41-year-old husband, Godfrey Imobhio, died in April, 2014, thoughts about […]

Jonathan names Chidoka Aviation Minister •Suleiman bags National Planning post •Oyeyemi is new FRSC Corps Marshal

FORMER Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Osita Chidoka, from Anambra State, has been appointed the new Minister of Aviation. He was sworn into office by President Goodluck Jonathan, shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja. Chidoka replaces Stella […]

Airforce personnel invade Lagos airport, destroy facilities (Instead of fighting Boko Haram, you are harassing innocent citizens)

MEN of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) led by the Airport Commandant, Group Captain Victor Ajiboye, arrested and sealed up various shops at the terminal of both the arrival and departure halls of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, yesterday. The sealing off of the business premises and the subsequent arrest […]

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