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Five Killed As Two Separate Blasts Rock Gombe


Two blasts rocked Gombe State on Sunday, killing five people, with one of the attacks targeting a military checkpoint, witnesses and a military source said. The first blast appeared to be a bomb attack at the Tsohuwar Kasuwa (old market) that killed two people, according to one witness, Muktar Abbani, ... Read More »

‘Gates Of Hell’ Allegations Against Oyedepo Mischievous, Untrue – Winners Chapel

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The Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, on Sunday dismissed reports that its founder, Bishop David Oyedepo, said a prayer unleashing the gate of hell on anybody who opposed the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan. President Jonathan had visited the headquarters of the church at Ota, Ogun State, ... Read More »

Dolphins End Super 4 Pre-Season without a Point

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Dolphins FC lost 2-1 to Warri Wolves in their final match of the Glo Premier League Super 4 to finish bottom of the table. Wolves’ Sikiru Adewale equalised Onyekachi Akakem’s 5th-minute opener, five minutes past half-an-hour before Abu Azeez’s left-foot strike sealed three points for the ‘Seasiders’ in the 89th ... Read More »

Pillars Edge Enyimba on Final Match Day of Super 4

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Christian Obiozor’s fourth goal of this year’s Glo Premier League Super 4 helped Kano Pillars edge Enyimba International FC in Abuja on Sunday. Obiozor headed home Tony Edjomariegwe’s cross from the right, less than a quarter of an hour after the latter fellow new signing’s strike was ruled for an ... Read More »

Dominant Arsenal Rout Aston Villa

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Arsenal romped to a an emphatic win over struggling Aston Villa to climb up to fifth above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table on Sunday. Olivier Giroud put the Gunners in front within 8 minutes of kickoff, when he collected Ozil’s a clever flick and poked in. Arsenal could ... Read More »

Injured Leverkusen Winger Kruse Faces Lengthy Period on the Sidelines

Robbie Kruse Could be Sidelined for Four Months. Image: Getty.

Australia international Robbie Kruse could be sidelined for up to four month having appeared to tear his ankle ligament during Saturday’s AFC Asian Cup triumph over Korea Republic. The 26-year-old left the pitch in obvious pain on a stretcher in the 70th minute after collapsing under challenge from two Korea ... Read More »

Don’t sell your PVC To Politicians, Osun Speaker Tells Electorate

Najeem Salaam

The Speaker of Osun House Assembly, Mr Najeem Salaam, has urged the electorate in the State not to sell their Permanent Voter Cards to desperate politicians. The speaker gave the advice while addressing a group of artisans in Ejigbo, his home town. He urged people yet to collect their PVC ... Read More »

Jonathan Inaugurates Gombe-Kafanchan-Kaduna Inter-city Train Services


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Gombe advised the people of the state to use the advantage of the rehabilitated Gombe –Kafanchan-Kaduna intercity train services for the development of the state’s economy. Mr. Jonathan, who was represented by the Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe, said that the inauguration of the ... Read More »

Klopp: Bottom Team Dortmund within Touching Distance of Safety

Jurgen Klopp Passes Instruction to His Wards During the Game at Bayer Leverkusen. Image: Getty.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp was satisfied with his side’s performance in Saturday’s goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen, despite not creating enough chances upfront. Dortmund are down in the basement of the German Bundesliga, with Freiburg beating Eintracht Frankfurt. They are a point adrift of safety, eight points behind second-placed ... Read More »

Nigeria2015: APC Berates DSS, Police For Silence On War Threats By Ex-militants


The All Progressives Congress, APC, has lampooned the Department of State Security, DSS, and the Police for their loud silence in the face of threats of war issued by ex-militants if President Goodluck Jonathan should lose this month’s elections, saying the failure of the security agencies to act is an ... Read More »

Photos: Meet The First Nigerian Women To Be Made Lawmakers


Margaret Ekpo (left) and Janet Mokelu (right) were the first women in Nigeria to be elected into a regional parliament; Eastern Assembly 1961. Love history. Photo credit: SeeMeSeeNigeria. Read More »

Omotola At Silverbird Abuja For Autograph Signing [PHOTOS]


Omotola attended the only part of her ‘omosexy@20’ tour that was open to the general public. The actress stormed the Silverbird Galleria Abuja to meet, greet and sign autographs for numerous fans who all came to celebrate with the entertainment Icon. Wearing a fabulous Omosexy by Ada print wrap gown ... Read More »

PDP Group Says Minister Of State For Power Too Weak To Win Borno For Jonathan

Mohammed Wakil

The Minister of States for Power and Steel, Muhammed Wakil, is currently under fire from some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members who are now calling for his head. The members of the party accused him of sidelining the party structure in Borno state, especially during the recent PDP presidential campaign ... Read More »

Nobody Can Intimidate Us, Lagos Is Not Port Harcourt, Oba Akiolu Warns AIG Mbu


The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu II, has warned the recently deployed Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2 Police Headquarters, Lagos, Mr Joseph Mbu, to desist from any attempt to intimidate the people of Lagos as he earlier did in Rivers State, when he was police commissioner. Oba ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom Will Give Jonathan 1.67m Votes As Val Gift – Akpabio


Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has promised the national leaders of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that his state would vote the party 100 per cent in the forthcoming elections. Akpabio made the promise while addressing the PDP presidential campaign in in Uyo on Friday. He assured that President Goodluck ... Read More »

TMG Distances Self From Presidential Debates, Accuses NEDG Of Fraud


The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has distanced itself from the presidential election debates organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG). Chairman of TMG, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, in a protest letter to the NEDG Executive Secretary, Eddie Emessiri, on Saturday in Abuja, also accused the organisers of fraudulently using its name ... Read More »

Lagos Judiciary Workers Suspend 4-Weeks Old Strike


The Lagos State branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, on Saturday suspended its four weeks old strike The suspension was the outcome of a meeting held between JUSUN executives and stakeholders in the Lagos State justice sector. The Chairman of the union, Emmanuel Abioye, who confirmed the ... Read More »

Chimamanda Adichie Writes About Her Struggle With Depression


In a new article published in UK Guardian today, award winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes for the first time about her struggle with depression. (And you thought you were the only one?) Read below… Sometimes it begins with a pimple. A large shiny spot appears on my forehead. Or ... Read More »

Photo: Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Found Unconscious In Bath Tub


Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown has been rushed to hospital after she was reportedly found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home. The 21-year old was reportedly found earlier today by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend, before the police and an ambulance were called in to rush ... Read More »

Yabatech Gives Students 22 Days Holiday For The Election


The Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day holidays to enable them exercise their civic rights during next month’s general elections. This is contained in a bulletin signed by Mr Charles Oni, Head, Public Relations Unit of the college. ... Read More »