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Glasgow 2014: Chika Amalaha Loses Games Gold

Chika Amalaha Stripped of Her Gold Medal at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Following Her Failed Drug Test. Image: Getty Image.

The winner of Team Nigeria’s first gold medal of the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Chika Amalaha, has been stri*ped of her medal after failing an in-competition drug test. The 16-year-old claimed gold in the women’s 53kg category on Friday after lifting at a combined total of 196kg. The Rivers State-born lifter ... Read More »

Uganda Court Overturns Anti-gay Law


Uganda’s constitutional court has overturned an anti-homosexuality law that was branded draconian and “abominable” by rights groups, saying it was wrongly passed by parliament. The law is “null and void,” presiding judge Steven Kavuma told the court on Friday, saying the process had contravened the constitution, as it has been ... Read More »

2 Persons In Contact With Lagos Ebola Victim Develop Fever


In an announcement that would send chills down the spines of many Nigerians, the Lagos State Government today (Friday) said two persons out of those who had contacts with Mr Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died of Ebola, had manifested symptoms of fever. Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, made ... Read More »

Ebola: US To Evacuate American Missionary, Colleague Struck With Virus

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Two US citizens suffering from Ebola in West Africa will be evacuated back to the United States to be cared for in strict isolation in the coming days, the State Department said Friday. “The safety and security of US citizens is our paramount concern,” deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said, confirming ... Read More »

FG Reveals Plan To Reconstruct Northeast Nigeria


The Federal Government has concluded plans for the reconstruction of the insurgency ravaged North East geo-political zone, according to the Chairman of Presidential Committee on North East, Prof Soji Adelaja. Adelaja made this disclosure at a consultative meeting with both Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo and Minister of State ... Read More »

Death Toll Rises To 14 In Taraba Communal Clash


The death toll in the communal clash that broke out, Thursday, between Jukuns and Hausas in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State has risen to 14, with two Soldiers among those killed. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Taraba State command, ASP Joseph Kwaji confirmed the deaths to Journalists in ... Read More »

Brede Hangeland Joins Palace on a Free

Brede Hangeland Agrees a Year Contract at Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace have signed Brede Hangeland on a free transfer. The ex-Fulham defender left Craven Cottage following the club’s relegation to the Championship last season. After drawing the curtain on his six-year stay a Fulham, Hangeland, 33, have agreed a one-year contract with the ‘Eagles’. “All the things I’ve heard ... Read More »

Women Key To Africa’s Future – US First Lady


Women have made remarkable progress in Africa, but there is still “some serious work to do in Africa and across the globe”, US First Lady Michelle Obama told young African leaders in Washington on Wednesday, stressing further that Africa’s future lay with women-run businesses as well as girls attaining tertiary ... Read More »

Blackberry Launches BBM For Windows Phone


BlackBerry has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM™ to Windows Phone 8 and higher as it continues its resurgence strategy. “We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the ... Read More »

Suarez Biting Ban Appeal Slated for August 8

Barcelona Signed Luis Suarez for £75m from Liverpool in June.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has agreed to fast-track hearing on Luis Suarez’s four-month biting ban. Cas have fixed Friday, August 8 for the hearing of an appeal against a four-month ban handed the new Barcelona striker for biting at the World Cup. The Uruguay international forward was ... Read More »

Committee Raises N80bn To Support Terror Victims

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More than N80 billion has been raised for victims of terror attacks in Nigeria as a fund-raising dinner, yesterday held in Abuja. The event organised by the Victims Support Funds Committee recently inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan and chaired by Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) saw Nigerians donate generously to the ... Read More »

US To Evacuate Ebola Victims From Liberia


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, CDC, has announced that two Americans suffering from Ebola disease in Liberia will be evacuated back home in the next few days. According to a statement released by the deputy spokeswoman of CDC, Marie Harf,  on Friday, 1 August, 2014, the two ... Read More »

Over N60 Billion Were Raised To Help Boko Haram Victims


Over N60 billion was donated to Terror Support Fund launched in Abuja by government, individuals and groups for the rehabilitation of victims of terror attacks across the country. Over 13,000 people have been killed in attacks by the Boko Haram sect while hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced ... Read More »

NYSC Redeploys Corps Members From Troubled Northern States


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday announced the redeployment of corps members from seven northern states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe, as terror attacks continue ripping through northern Nigeria. A statement in Abuja by the Director of Public Relations of the NYSC, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe said ... Read More »

Photos:After 10 Years Together, Kanu Nwankwo And Wife Celebrates Birthday


Nigeria’s football legend and former Arsenal fc player, Kanu Nwankwo today celebrates his birthday with his lovely wife Amarachi. He and his wife are photographed enjoying the day together in their London home. They have been married now for 10 years but the love between them is still strong between ... Read More »

Chibok Girls May Have Been Been Forced And Made Suicide Bombers – Group


After the recent four seperate attacks by suspected female Boko Haram terrorists where 14 people died and many injured. A group, Centre For the Advocacy of Justice and Rights, has released a press statement and said that these female suicide bombers might be the Chibok girls who were forced to ... Read More »

Muslim Mother-Of-Six To Face Long Prison Term For Terrorism Propaganda Via Facebook


A Muslim mother-of-six who encouraged the spread of terrorism is to face long term prison sentence. Runa Khan is to face prison for terrorism propaganda on Facebook 34-year-old Runa Khan was detained in September this year after she posted series of messages on her Facebook page encouraging terrorism in Syria. One ... Read More »

Half Of A Yellow Sun Finally Debuts In Nigeria Cinemas


After the tussle for its release in Nigeria, one of the most-awaited films of this year ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ a screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s bestselling novel of the same name, will be available in cinemas across the country from today, 1st of August 2014. According to an ... Read More »

Crisis Ridden Council In Edo Gets New Leadership


Normalcy has returned to the crisis ridden Oredo Local Government secretariat in Benin City, Edo State capital as a new Leader of the House, Nohayi Obaseki, was successfully sworn-in on Thursday. It would be recalled that suspected political thugs on Thursday July 24, 2014, reportedly stormed secretariat and whisked away the ... Read More »

Kola Nut Can Cure Ebola- Prof. Iwu


Professor Maurice Iwu, said a plant commonly eaten in West Africa, popularly known as kola nut can cure the deadly Ebola virus as shown in its tracks during a laboratory tests. The Professor, who made the revelation while speaking at the 16th International Botanical Congress in St Louis in the ... Read More »

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