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22-year-old Nigerian caught with 1.3kg hard drugs

A 22-year-old Nigerian, Jude Ejikonye Ilechukwu who resides in Thailand was recently apprehended by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with 1.295kg of substance discovered to be methamphetamine. Ilechukwu was arrested at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The drug which was concealed ...

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France Will Not Negotiate with Boko Haram

France will not negotiate with gunmen claiming to be from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram who have taken a French family of seven hostage, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday. The three adults and four children were seized in Cameroon’s far north near the Nigerian border last week. ...

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Governors’ Forum Postpones Chairmanship Election till May

Governors Monday deferred the election of chairman for the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) until May to enable the incumbent, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, Governor of Rivers State, conclude his two-year tenure in office. NV gathered that the decision to defer the election was reached after a stormy meeting during which some ...

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Goldie Is Laid To Rest (Pictures)

  Late Nigerian songstress Oluwabimpe Susan Harvey, better known asGoldiehas today been laid to rest at a private funeral held at Vaults and Gardens Cemetry in Ikoyi, Lagos. The funeral was attended by family and friends of the singer to pay their last respect. The family of the singer welcomed ...

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University Students Clash With Soldiers In Nasarawa State

There was a serious protest Nasarawa state university this morning reason is that, the school authority has failed to provide them with water for so many days on campus. Armed soldiers were called dispatched to the school campus (Just like what was done in ABU and OAU in 1979) and ...

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Goodbye To Ikeja Computer Village

As a follow up to the story on the relocation of Ikeja Computer Village, our correspondent, during a visit to Katangowa Market, along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, gathered that Katangowa is the proposed site where the Ikeja traders may be resettled. In terms of size, Katangowa is bigger than the Computer Village, ...

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Nigerian president ‘spent $1million of aid money meant for poverty-stricken country on star-studded festival featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z’

The Nigerian president spent $1million of aid money to entice international popstars such as Beyonce and Jay-Z to perform at a music festival in the poverty-stricken country, a media source reported. A letter stamped and signed by Bayelsa State officials in 2006 revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan, then the Governor ...

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UK police now suggesting acid victim Naomi Oni threw the liquid on herself

Police are believed to have seized a computer belonging to a young woman who was badly scarred in an acid attack amid suspicions that she may have caused the injuries herself. But her family fear that detectives are not doing enough to catch the perpetrator of the attack and are ...

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For Wearing Hijab In School, Aisha Alabi, 12, Gets 43 Strokes of The Cane From Her Principal

Twelve-yearold and a JSS 1 student of Kadara Junior Grammar School, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Aisha Alabi was recently subjected to very horrible and inhuman treatment by the School Principal, Mrs. E.C Ukpaka, because she used hijab. The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit in a press ...

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Houdegbe North American University Student Turn Girl into snake for money Rituals

This is like a movie.I mean do people really turn others into snakes/animals for ritual purposes?.I just came across this chilling but true story which happened atHoudegbe North American University Benin Republic and sadly,it involves Nigerian first year students. The guys are 100 Level Business Administration Students of my school(Houdegbe ...

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Ghanian Footballer John Pantsil Arrested For Stabing Wife In The Eye

Ghana defender John Paintsil has been arrested by the Legon Police in Accra for allegedly stabbing his wife, Richlove, in the eye on Friday afternoon. The 31-year-old has been denied bail and is likely to spend the weekend in police cells to help with investigations, the Greater Accra Regional Police ...

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Lamido: My Presidential Ambition A Rumour

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has expressed surprise about speculations that he was nursing an ambition to contest the 2015 presidential election allegedly in a joint ticket with Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. Presidential campaign posters of the Jigawa governor and that of Amaechi cropped up on some ...

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Clinton: Eko Atlantic City, Destination for Global Investment

Former United States President Bill Clinton Thursday joined President Goodluck Jonathan and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), among others, to unveil the Eko Atlantic City, about five million square metres of land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. Clinton, who spoke at the dedication ceremony of the Eko Atlantic ...

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Prudence Needs Your Support

A 13-year-old girl, Prudence, the last of the triplet born to Unaidet family from Akwa Ibom State has been bedridden for 12 years. After exhausting the family’s financial resources, the parents now seek help to enable Prudence live a normal life, writes Chinyere Okoye Prudence is the third child of ...

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Okogie, Balarabe, Tejuosho, 7 Others Bag THISDAY Life-time Achievement Award

Ten personages, including renowned industrialist, Mr. Oba Otudeko, retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Diocese, Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie and Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, are to be conferred with the Life-time Achievement Award at the 18th edition of the THISDAY Awards, slated for Abeokuta, the Ogun State ...

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Oscar Pistorius granted bail

South African blade runner Oscar pistorious has been granted bail as he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Sony Launches The Play Station 4 (Pictures)

SONY have announced the PlayStation 4 is coming this Christmas but gamers have been left guessing how much the device will cost, or even what it will look like. Tonight’s New York Playstation Meeting confirmed many of the rumours about the latest console, the follow-up to the wildly popular ...

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President Jonathan Makes u-turn on UNILAG Name Change

President Goodluck Jonathan has reversed his decision to change the name of the University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University of Lagos The chairman of the university council, Prof Jerry Gana disclosed this in Abuja yesterday.

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100 opposition parties cannot defeat PDP – Patience Jonathan

100 opposition parties cannot defeat PDP - Patience Jonathan

WIFE of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan Thursday boasted that 100 political parties put together can never defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015 presidential election. Also aspirations of some politicians to the most exalted position in the land may have been dashed as the PDP through the ...

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Top 21 Richest Nigerian Billionaires

Very few Nigerians have made the Forbes list of richest people in the world the reason been that Forbes estimates the wealth of individuals and rank them based on the value of shares they have in quoted companies (companies listed on the stock exchange). The few Nigerians that have made ...

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