Friday June 21, 2013
Nigeria: 09:06 AM
The Nation
Unknown gunmen on Thursday evening killed the chairman of the Udu Central Vigilante, Prosper Erhinyojare, while sitting with friends along the DSC Expressway, Udu council area. The Nation gathered that Erhinyojare was at a drinking joint, discussing with a friend at about 9pm, when his assailants arrived, shot him in the [...]
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President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan will begin a three-day working visit to Nigeria from Monday, the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to the country, Ahmed Sirohey said in Abuja. The visit is the first of a Pakistan’s president to Nigeria in 32 years and Hussain is leading a 70-man delegation, Sirohey told [...]
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Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year award, Reuters reports. Striking duo Suarez and Sturridge have scored 49 league goals between them this season, with Uruguay international Suarez leading the Premier League scoring charts [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 2:46:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The kidnappers of a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained in Tunisia, Tunisia’s foreign minister said on Friday. Reuters says the diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital, the second within a month. “We have been able to learn the identity of the kidnappers,” [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 2:41:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
It was excitement galore last Wednesday night at the Heineken House Lagos, as two of the final five lucky consumers who will watch the UEFA Champions League final emerged. They will enjoy an all expense paid trip to the Stadium of Light in Lisbon Portugal courtesy of Heineken the international [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 1:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians, irrespective of religious persuasions to use the occasions of Good Friday and Easter celebrations to pray for the nation. This is contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh in Abuja on Friday. Metuh also urged Nigerians [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 1:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Prof. Okon Uya, a Professor of African-American History and one-time Nigerian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Argentina, is dead. Uya, a former Chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), during the regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, died Thursday afternoon at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. Mr Edet Uya, a [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:53:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has played down the significance of his team’s 11-0 annihilation of FC Twente in Abuja on Thursday. Garba refused to be carried away with the huge scoreline, stating that the score could be misleading regarding the true strength of his team. He described the team as a [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:47:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
A Chinese court has jailed four activists linked to the New Citizens’ Movement, which campaigns for government transparency, the BBC reports. Human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi was jailed for three and a half years while veteran activist Zhao Changqing was jailed for two and a half years. Activists Zhang Baocheng and Li [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Dr. Danjuma Dadu, has said that the 2014 Zuma Film Festival will showcase the centenary achievements of the nation’s film industry. Dadu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the festival, which coincides with the nation’s [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:21:00 AM, Continue reading at the source