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Jonathan, Clinton In Lagos, Inspect Eko Atlantic City

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President Goodluck Jonathan is in Lagos with former US president Bill Clinton to inspect the Eko Atlantic City project before departing to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to participate in the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of Africa and South America. The president is listed among the keynote speakers at the summit which has […]

BREAKING: JTF Arrests Mastermind Of Bayero Attack, 2 Others

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The Joint Task Force in Kano arrested a man identified simply as Babawo, said to be a mastermind in the attack on Emir of Kano, Alh. Ado Bayero,, in a raid it conducted on Wednesday morning at Dorayi, close to the old site of Bayero University Kano. Security sources also confirmed to Daily Trust that […]

AFCON 2013: Ngeria Demolished Mali To Qualify For Final

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The Nigeria’s Super Eagles stormed to the final of this years African Cup Of Nations with a stunning 4 – 1 win over the Eagles of Mali, the Eagles dominated play from the blow of the whistle scoring 3 goals in the first halve and 1 in the second. The goals were scored by Echijile, […]

Nigerian Among 8 Al-Qaeda Fighters Arrested In Mali

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Malian forces have arrested eight suspected al-Qaeda-linked fighters in northern Mali. Their capture comes as French fighter jets targeted rebel hideouts and fuel depots in the northeastern desert on Tuesday, near the Algerian border. The eight suspects captured in Gao are expected to be transferred to Bamako where they will eventually stand trial. They include […]

Recruitment Scandal Hits SSS; Senate President David Mark Implicated

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Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service or State Security Services (SSS) has been hit by a recruitment scandal involving the violation of the principle of federal character. Senate President David Mark is also implicated in the sordid affair. Impeccable sources close to the SSS told News Express that during the last recruitment exercise […]

AFCON 2013 UPDATE: NIG 3 – MALI 0 (HT)

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It’s halftime at the first semi final between the Eagles of Mali and the Super Eagles of Nigeria with Nigeria leading by three goals to nothing. The goals scored by Echijilie, Ideye and Eminike. Details later…

Merger Talk: Why Oshiomhole, Obi Were Absent

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Governors Adams Oshiomhole (Edo) and Peter Obi (Anambra) could not attend yesterday’s meeting in Lagos because of last-minute technical challenges, a source said. One of the governors, who spoke in confidence, said: “Contrary to insinuations, we have succeded in proving that the merger proposal has national character; it is supported by all Nigerians. We are […]

Not Even Okupe’s Children Believe Jonathan’s Administration Is Performing – Aturu

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Nigeria’s rights activist and lawyer, Bamidele Aturu has lashed out at the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for reeling out the purported achievements of the Jonathan administration and accusing the opposition of being economical with the truth. In his reaction yesterday to Okupe’s Monday reb*ttal of charges of […]

AFCON2013: Mali vs Nigeria Line-up (4pm)

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The Eagles of Mali will confront the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the semi final of the african cup of natins 2013 this afternoon. Mali will line up with: Samassa, Diawara, Tamboura, Sissoko, K. Traore, Maiga, Keita, Wague, Samassa, M. Traore, N’diaye, while Nigeria will line up: Enyeama; Echiéjilé, Omeruo, Oboabona, Efe Ambrose; Onazi, Obi […]

KWAM 1 Takes His Daughter Swimming (Picture)

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Fuji star, Kwam1 was spotted spending some down time relaxing with family in a pool. It’s a holiday well needed after defending himself late last year when news broke that he secretly wedded socialite, Titi Masha, who happens to be his former wife, Salewa’s niece. The couple is allegedly expecting their first child together. It’s […]

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