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A Word For The Eagles – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | July 31, 2014 – Just before the World Cup began, most Nigerians, including my humble self, never believed that the national team, the Super Eagles, would advance beyond the group stage. The team was, however, ousted in the second round of 16. Their ouster from the tournament notwithstanding, […]

Former Zambia coach, Herve Renard, appointed Ivory Coast boss

          Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed coach of Ivory Coast. Renard replaces Sabri Lamouchi, who left after the World Cup, and returns to international coaching after nine months with French club Sochaux.   The 45-year-old had two spells as Zambia coach and led them to the Africa Cup of Nations […]

Former Zambian coach, Herve Renard, appointed Ivory Coast boss

  31 July 2014 Last updated at 14:16 GMT Share Facebook Twitter print Herve Renard appointed Ivory Coast boss Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed coach of Ivory Coast. Renard replaces Sabri Lamouchi, who left after the World Cup, and returns to international coaching after nine months with French club Sochaux. The 45-year-old had two […]

Ebola: Nollywood star, Jim Iyke, flees Liberia in mask

As fears over the dreaded Ebola disease spreads, ace Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has fled Liberia wearing a mask.   Iyke had posted his pic­ture sitting in a first-class airport lounge in Monro­via, wearing a mask, with a message on his Insta­gram page saying he had cut short a business trip to Monrovia in Liberia, […]

Police declare war on kidnappers in Rivers

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogun­sakin, announced the com­mand’s resolve yesterday, while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt.   Ogunsakin said the com­mand had reduced the rate of abduction in the state, adding that the number of rescued victims had been overwhelming. He said the police were not happy with the reported cases of […]

Nigerian Students Endangered by Pathetic Toilet Facilities, Defecate in Bush – By Odimegwu Onwumere

By Odimegwu Onwumere | Rivers, Nigeria | July 31, 2014 – A greater part of public nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary schools across the country do not have lavatories, experts said. Some of them that have toilets, either the restrooms do not have doors or water system for users’ convenience. Confirming this, Mr. Ishaya Dare […]

Drama as madman stabs 2 policemen in Lagos

Two policemen were stabbed yesterday in Alakija area of Lagos metropolis as they tried to drive an insane woman away from the premises of a popular pentecostal church. According to an eyewit­ness, who did not want to be named, “trouble started when the woman was stand­ing in front of the church and policemen deployed to […]

Obiano to employ doctors, increase nurses’ salaries

… Links rural roads to civil servants, police housing estates In line with his commit­ment and avowed bid to revolutionise health­care delivery system in the state and sustain the provision of free maternal and child healthcare deliv­ery, Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has given an assurance that he would employ more doc­tors to […]

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola

  (FREETOWN, Sierra Leone)   Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spread beyond West Africa.   Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in […]

2015: Mass rally for Jonathan ill-timed – ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday kicked against the pro­posed Niger Delta youth rally slated for today in Abuja to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 re-election bid. A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, said the rally was ill-timed and ill-advised, considering the current security challenges facing the country, particularly the North. […]

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