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Breaking: Boko Haram in fierce battle with Soldiers in Bama town

Breaking: Boko Haram in fierce battle with Soldiers in Bama town

Fighting is ongoing between troops of the Nigerian army and suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Bama town, central part of Borno State. Fleeing residents said 'hundreds' of insurgents, armed with rocket... Read more

4 years after pact with Chinese…FG’s N3.7tr refineries project yet to take off

4 years after pact with Chinese…FG’s N3.7tr refineries project yet to take off

Four years after the Federal Government and a Chinese consortium signed an agreement for the construction of three greenfield refineries in Lagos, Balyesa and Kogi states, no construction work has... Read more

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It will not be an imposition if presidency supports me- Girei

It will not be an imposition if presidency supports me- Girei

Senator Abubakar Halilu Girei, who is aspiring for the PDP ticket to contest the October 11 governorship by election in Adamawa, explains wh...

Niger senatorial by-election inconclusive, fresh poll in 6 LGs to hold September 6

Niger senatorial by-election inconclusive, fresh poll in 6 LGs to hold September 6

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday, declared last Saturday’s Niger East senatorial by-election inconclusive.

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110 foreign athletes for Obudu Mountain Race

110 foreign athletes for Obudu Mountain Race

At least, 110 athletes from different countries have already been invited for the Obudu Internationa... Read more

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An estate developer, Engr. Emmanuel Madu, who is Managing Director of Shungrila Estates Ltd, is not comfortable with the way land is managed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He says building ...

7 hrs 11 mins ago

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released its counterpart fund of N100 million in its partnership with the World Bank for the provision of infrastructure in the rural areas of ...

7 hrs 11 mins ago

Residents of Sabon Gari in Kano metropolis have called on the State Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) to evacuate heaps of refuse dumped on some roads in the area.

08.27.2014

Temperatures have risen more slowly in the past decade than in the previous 50 years and will continue to rise at a somewhat slower rate in the next decade, according to a new study, even as climate ...

08.27.2014

Unity is essential in any society aspiring to develop and guarantee the welfare of its people. It is only with unity that collective decisions can be taken for the betterment of the society and be ...

08.28.2014

No fewer than 12,750 candidates sat for the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

08.28.2014

Mrs Nkoyo Toyo represents Cross River State (Calabar Municipality/Odukpani federal constituency) in the House of Representatives. Empowerment and integration of Nigerian women in socio-economic and ...

08.29.2014

Ramatu Muhammad is in her late 40s. She said for over two years now she and her husband have been battling to sustain their marriage because of what she called her partner’s inability to satisfy her ...

08.29.2014

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria(TUC) has advised the new Inspector General of Police,  Suleiman Abba, to curb the excesses of his men and ensure that they conform to the government’s agenda ...

7 hrs 11 mins ago

The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has implored the federal government to implement the 33.3percent increase in pension for ex-workers.

7 hrs 11 mins ago

“Dear Sir – I was surprised that the World Breastfeeding Week which was slated for 1-7 August 2014 came and went  without any word in this column. We look up to this column to create awareness ...

08.26.2014

I am very shy, and will find it difficult to talk openly with a doctor. Please I need  information about this problem?
K M

08.26.2014

SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, has broken new ground in the mobile industry by unveiling the world’s first commercial 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones.

7 hrs 11 mins ago

Continental Transfer Technique Limited (CONTEC), a biometric technology and secured system organization, has won the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)’s most prestigious award, the NIS Recognition Of ...

7 hrs 11 mins ago

In this interview, Dr. Maji Alhassan, a rice breeder with the National Cereal Research Institute, Badegi, Niger State, who also doubles as the leader of rice research and officer in charge of seed ...

08.28.2014

A former member of the House of Representatives,  Gbenga Makanjola has been commended for the establishment of agro-processing plant for Gari and Cassava flour in Omu-Aran Irepodun Local ...

08.28.2014

A group of lawyers yesterday protested the server failure at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Abuja which has rendered company registration services to their clients comatose.

08.26.2014

“The conference will go on. We cannot shut down this country because of the Ebola disease…”
- Okey Wali (SAN)

08.26.2014

As narrated by Abu Hurairah (R.A),the Prophet (saw) said: “There is no disease that Allah has created except that He also has created its treatment.” (Bukhari).

08.29.2014

Day One:  
Before the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah, a person who wants to perform Hajj pronounces the intention to perform Umrah while approaching the Miqat. A second intention for the actual Hajj is ...

08.29.2014

The place of women in a nation’s economy is very important because it enhances their participation in development which is essential not only in achieving social justice but also in reducing ...

05.06.2013

Dry cleaning and laundry business sprang up to offer services to those who might be too busy to take care of their clothings or to relieve them of the stress involved in washing thereby paying for ...

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Feature

Between a strike and a virus

Between a strike and a virus

Samuel Usman endured two days of fever—made more tricky last when as Nigeria’s Ebola situation crested. By day three, he couldn’t take it anymore. “Do you know any doctor who...

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