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Ana Ivanovic Suffers Another First-Round Exit in Sydney


Things went from bad to worse for out-of-form Ana Ivanovic on Sunday after she lost to fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in the first round of the Sydney International. Ivanovic suffered a swift opening-round exit at the ASB Classic in Auckland on Tuesday, the second seed stunned by qualifier Naomi Broady in straight sets. And it did not get any better ...

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First Chelsea goal delights Ruben-Loftus-Cheek


Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was thrilled to open his goalscoring account for the club in their FA Cup third-round win over Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge. The 19-year-old netted with a left-footed finish in the second half to add to Diego Costa’s early goal in a 2-0 win for Guus Hiddink’s side against their League One opponents. The goal from ...

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My Grandfather Would Win Title With Bayern, Toure´s Agent Slams Guardiola


Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has hit out at departing Bayern Munich coach and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, claiming even his own grandfather would win the Bundesliga and La Liga. Guardiola will leave Bayern at the end of the season, with the Spaniard having already agreed to replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City in 2016-17 according to widespread reports. The ...

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Preacher Predicts Death of Top Nollywoood Actress, others in 2016


Prophet Emmanuel Omale general overseer of the Abuja based Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries, who had Jim Iyke as his best man when he wedded years back has called for prayers to prevent the violent death of a top Nollywood female star. He said if fervent prayers aren’t offered the star would either die in a deadly road accident, ...

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Osun Sacks 141 Poly, Colleges of Education staffs


No fewer than 141 members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, in Osun State owned tertiary institutions have been sacked by the government. It was gathered that the sacked workers were victims of the on-going controversial restructuring of tertiary institutions in the state. The two institutions affected by the gale of sack are Osun ...

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75-years-old man burnt to death in Osun


Residents of Isale- Aro area of Osogbo, capital of Osun State, watched helplessly as a 75-year-old man, Lamina Ishola, was burnt to death. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the neighbourhood had noticed thick flame coming out of one of the rooms in the mud house where Ishola lived at about 9pm on the fateful day. He explained that some residents ...

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Turkish Airline, Arrives Abuja without Passengers’ Luggage Again


Yesterday, a Turkish Airline plane arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja without  passengers luggage. This is the second time in two weeks after the airline arrived same airport without  passengers luggage which led to the passengers invading the tarmac to prevent the aircraft from taking off. Meanwhile, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma,  expressed displeasure ...

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N1bn Pension Arears in Kebbi – NLC


NLC Chairman Murtala Usman made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi. Usman said the efforts of the state government deserved commendation for taking the bold step of settling part of the outstanding pension of the workers. He said the backlog of pension was more than one billion naira though the pension ...

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Buhari Should Comprehend More to Nigerians than the IMF — Prof. Ekpo


The Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) and also professor of Economics Akpan Ekpo speaks on issues in 2016 budget, the need for the Federal Government to prevent currency crisis in Nigeria, the decline in Nigeria’s foreign trade by N2.5trillion and depreciation of the naira. What is your comment on issues in the N6trillion 2016 budget ...

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My Reign is for Development of Yoruba Land – Ooni


The Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has reiterated that his reign will be dedicated to cultural renaissance and development of Yoruba-land. He gave the assurance when a delegation of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, paid him a courtesy visit over the weekend. A press statement signed by Kunle Famoriyo, Afenifere’s publicity secretary, quoted the ...

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Bayelsa Supplementary Poll Update as APC wins Nembe


Nembe supplementary poll Collation officer Dr. Victor Torubele No of registered voters 4294 Accredited voters 2649 Votes scored APC 1400, PDP 1160 Total valid votes 2574 Rejected votes 31 Total votes cast 2605 Ekeremor supplementary poll Collation officer, Dr. Perekibina Beriweni Total registered votes 9157 Accredited votes 3018 Votes scored APC 257, PDP 2695 Total valid votes 2968 Rejected votes ...

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More Winners Emerges in Lenovo National Promo


MISS Chika Eya and Pastor Ignatius Ihejirika, ‎two customers, have joined the ranks of lucky wi‎nners of grand prizes of education grants worth N200,000 each in the ongoing Lenovo National Promo, as tech giant Lenovo continues to show its appreciation to its loyal customers across the country. The duo emerged as winners in the second draw of the promo which ...

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Oil slides below $33 as China turmoil rattles investors


OIL fell below $33 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since April 2004 as a slide in Chinese shares rattled investors already concerned by near-record production and massive stockpiles of unwanted crude and refined products. Oil prices have fallen by about 70 percent since mid-2014, hurting oil companies and governments that rely on crude revenue. China allowed its ...

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Running on 200m Devices


MICROSOFT Corp’s latest operating system, Windows 10, is running on 200 million devices in what the company said was the fastest adoption rate of any of its operating systems. Windows 10, which the company released as a free download in July, powers both personal computers and devices like phones. It replaced Windows 8, the heavily criticized system dating from 2012. ...

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E Tranzact leads gainers, as indices rise by 0.3%


E Tranzact traded higher at the end of yesterday’s transactions on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. It led other gainers with 4.93% to close at N3.19 per share. Following E Tranzact yesterday was Okomu oil, adding 4.83% to close at N33.00 per share. Dangote Cement, Fidson, Learn Africa added 4.27,4.25 and 3.90% to close at N159.98, N2.70 ...

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UNILAG Data Capture Schedule For Fresh Students – 2015/2016


The schedule for capturing of data of the newly admitted students of the University of Lagos (UTME or DE) has been released. All concerned students are hereby implored to check this schedule and act accordingly. Date:         Monday 11th January 2016   – Friday 27th  January 2016 Time:        9am – 3pm daily Venue:     CITS Seminar Room NOTE:      ...

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Three Tourists Stabbed at Hurghada Hotel in Egypt


Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The attackers, armed with knives, were killed by police at the Bella Vista hotel after they stabbed two Austrian guests and a Swede, officials say. The assailants were aiming to kidnap tourists, officials told the BBC. Reports ...

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Muslim Woman Ejected Out From Trump Rally


A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump’s campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump’s speech. Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up during Trump’s speech when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in Syria were affiliated ...

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Selfish Leaders Hindered Nigeria’s growth – Obasanjo


Former President of nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, yestetrday, said selfish leaders have hindered the growth and progress of the country. Obasanjo, who advised that every leader to make the interest of the governed paramount in his policies, spoke  when the leadership and members of the Scout Association of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit and decorated him as Messenger of Peace Ambassador  for ...

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ISIS Fighter Executes Own Mother in Syria for ‘apostasy’.


An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience, an expat Syrian rights group said. The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital, as hundreds looked on near the post office where she worked, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ISIS had accused her of apostasy after her son ...

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