Tuesday , 17 January 2017


Relocation Of Abuja Airport To Gulp N1.1bn


Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said that the relocation of operations of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to Kaduna would cost over N1.1 billion. Sirika while briefing the senate on the logistics implication of the relocation said that the ministry had taken into account relevant agencies …

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Alleged Boko Haram Link: Court Adjourns Ndume’s Trial

Ali Ndume

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday adjourned hearing in Mohammed Ndume’s trial till February 2. Mr. Ndume represents Borno South in the Senate and was recently removed as senate leader. In his ruling, Justice Kolawole ordered the prosecution to pay cost for filing an application …

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Search For Missing MH370 Flight Suspended After Three Years

path of MH370

Three years after the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian Airline flight MH370, the three countries collaborating in the search for the missing aircraft have announced a suspension of the search. Flight MH370 disappeared en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board and …

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Pakistani Woman Sentenced To Death For Honor Killing Of Her Daughter


A Pakistani woman, Perveen Rafique has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for burning her daughter alive for ‘bringing shame to the family’ in what is commonly referred to as a honor killing. 18-year-old Zeenat Rafique was strangled to death and then her body burnt by her mother and …

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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For UNIMAID Bombing


A suicide bombing at the University of Maiduguri, Borno state has been claimed by the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram. Police reports say a child bomber was behind the attack in the early hours of Monday morning which claimed four lives and left fifteen people injured. READ ALSO: President Buhari Reacts …

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ECOWAS Issues Jammeh Final Ultimatum

Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has given president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, till Friday midnight to vacate office and hand over power to the country’s President-Elect, Adama Barrow, or be ousted by force. Jammeh has refused to step down and has challenged the election result in the West African …

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8 People Shot During MLK Day Celebration In US


Eight people were shot toward the end of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at a park in Miami, USA sending six to the hospital with one listed in critical condition. Two people were being questioned about the shooting at Miami’s Memorial Park as a festival for Martin Luther …

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Rafael Nadal Progresses Into Australian Open Second Round

Rafael Nadal Aims to Return at the WOrld Tennis Championship Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Image: Getty.

Rafael Nadal has progressed into the second round of the Australian Open. The ninth-seeded Spaniard rolled to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany’s Florian Mayer on Tuesday in the first round of the tournament at Melbourne. “For me is a great victory,” Nadal said in his on-court interview. “Very happy …

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Priyanka Chopra Thanks Fans For Support After Being Hurt On Set


Popular Indian actress Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to express her gratitude to fans who wished her well after she was injured on the set of Quantico last week. Chopra was briefly hospitalized after she suffered a concussion on Thursday, reportedly while performing a stunt. Her representatives said she was released …

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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: January 17


Nigerian newspaper headlines January 17, 2017. Punch Naira may reverse loss this week, say experts Economic and financial experts have said the naira may reverse this week the loss it recorded against the United States dollar last week.   Vanguard Osinbajo in N-Delta: Ijaw, Itsekiri differ on Maritime varsity site …

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Aisha Yesufu, Oby Ezekwesili In Adamawa For FG’s North East Tour


The conveners of ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, a group which has sought to keep Nigeria’s government on its toes to ensure the release of the 276 girls kidnapped in Chibok have arrived Adamawa on Monday. Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili will travel to select areas in the North East as …

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Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite In Banjul


Habibu Barrow, the eight-year-old son of The Gambia’s President elect, Adama Barrow has passed away in the capital, Banjul after being bitten by a dog. He reportedly died on his way to the hospital after he was bitten by a dog on Sunday. He was also buried on Sunday while …

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Pastor Who Predicted Mugabe’s Death Arrested In Zimbabwe


Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a pastor who prophesied that longtime Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe would die on October 17, 2017. Pastor Patrick Mugzada made the prophecy last week and was arrested today after a court appearance in a separate case for disrespecting Zimbabwe’s flag. The Pastor, in his predictions for …

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Revealed: Four players Manchester United are targeting this summer

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United are unlikely to add to their squad in the January transfer window, but rather sell some under performing players to raise funds to land their key names this summer. According to the Mirror, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, Benfica duo Victor Lindelof and Nelson Semedo …

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Photos: BBOG Member On A Guided Tour Of Sambisa With FG’s Team


Mrs Oby Ezekwesili and other members of the BBOG campaign group on Monday honoured the Federal Government’s invitation of a guided tour to Sambisa Forest to search for the kidnapped Chibok Girls. Recall, the group replied via its co-convener, Mrs Ezekwesili responded to the FG’s invitation on Sunday night via …

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7-year-old Boy Identified As Suicide Bomber In Maiduguri Attack


An attack on the University of Maiduguri, Borno state which led to the death of four people including a university professor rocked Nigeria on Monday morning. The latest attack come despite claims by the Federal government that the fundamentalist group has been defeated by the Army. The attack was carried …

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V.P Yemi Osinbajo Visits Niger Delta Region For ‘Peace Tour’


Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Delta State on Monday to begin the ‘peace tour’ with leaders in the Niger Delta region. His tour has been necessitated by increased agitation in the Niger Delta region as well as the interruption of the country’s oil production due to restiveness. …

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Kidnappers Demand N1.2bn Ransom For Kidnapped Turkish Int’l School Students


The abductors of eight people from the Nigerian Turkish International School have demanded a ransom of N1.2 billion from the families of the kidnapped persons. Among the kidnapped persons are two Junior Secondary School (JSS) students, one Senior Secondary School (SSS) students, two Turkish nationals and three Nigerian workers. The abductors …

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President Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram Attack On University Of Maiduguri


A daring attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group on the University of Maiduguri, Borno state left four persons, including a University Professor dead. The attack occurred in the early hours of Monday morning and comes weeks after Nigeria’s federal government declared that Boko Haram had been comprehensively defeated. President …

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Professor, 4 Others Killed In UNIMAID Suicide Blast


A professor and four other persons were killed today when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State. The killed don was identified as Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University, according to Alhaji …

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