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Eagles too much for Keshi – Owolabi

Felix Owolabi insists Nigeria were capable of reaching the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup if coach Stephen Keshi had the right administrative and technical support in Brazil. The Super Eagles, who failed to progress beyond the group stages at the Korea/Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010 World Cups, exited the Brazil 2014 finals in […]

We’re ready for inquiry on B’Haram, APC tells Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress has said that it is ready to answer any inquiry over allegation by the Presidency that it was sponsoring the violent Boko Haram sect. The APC stated its readiness to answer the inquiry following accusations by the Peoples Democratic Party and some foreign agencies that it was using the militant sect […]

US Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

Few weeks ago, I got a call from a friend asking me out for a drink, but I was already at the Lagos airport. “I’m not going to be around for the next few days,” I told him. “I’m going to Abuja.” His immediate reaction was – “Why? What’s wrong? Do you want to bore […]

Opinion: Everyone is crazy in Lagos

Few weeks ago, I got a call from a friend asking me out for a drink, but I was already at the Lagos airport. “I’m not going to be around for the next few days,” I told him. “I’m going to Abuja.” His immediate reaction was – “Why? What’s wrong? Do you want to bore […]

Why Abdulmutallab failed to blow up our plane – US

The United States has said that the Nigerian terrorist, Umar Abdulmutallab, failed to successfully carry out a bomb attack in 2009 because the explosives he was wired with became ‘degraded’ after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks. Abdulmutallab had, at the age of 23, confessed to and convicted of attempting to […]

Soldiers arrest bomber disguised as woman in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has apprehended a suspected insurgent in relation with the twin bomb blast that rocked Kaduna on Wednesday. The twin-bomb attacks which resulted in the deaths of over 100 innocent citizens, targeted a former military Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari and a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi. A statement released on […]

2015 election will shock the world –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that the 2015 general elections would be peaceful and transparent despite the violence currently ravaging some parts of the country. Jonathan said the peaceful nature of the election would surprise the world. The President spoke on Thursday evening when members of the Diplomatic Corps, some senators, ministers and former government […]

3-year old wounded in US shooting

The flare-up in gun violence igniting the streets of Chicago caught a 3-year-old boy in the cross fire early Saturday morning, local police said. The child is in critical condition. The boy was with his mother and another man, in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood, when the shooting occurred outside a home on South Sacramento […]

At least 76 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble in truce

GAZA CITY – The bodies of at least 76 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first few hours of a 12-hour humanitarian truce Saturday, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said 76 bodies had been brought to hospitals in north, central and southern Gaza, as well as Gaza […]

US monitoring Ebola outbeak, aiding bid to stop spread in Nigeria

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus which has now reached Nigeria, and is working with governments and aid groups to try to stop the spread. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those fighting the virus,” Will Stevens, spokesman for the State Department’s Africa bureau, told AFP. “The […]

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