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10 Movies To Watch In 2016


A Bigger Splash A Bowie-ish rock goddess (Tilda Swinton) and her devoted boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) are on holiday when two uninvited guests turn up at their Italian villa: the rock star’s party-animal ex (Ralph Fiennes) and his sulky, seductive daughter (Dakota Johnson). Depending on how you look at it, the holiday is either well and truly over, or just getting ...

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Nigerian president to negotiate Boko Haram over Chibok girls

Chibok girls

Nigeria’s president has said he is prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram militants to secure the release of about 200 chibok girls. Muhammadu Buhari said that if a credible Boko Haram leadership could be identified then he was prepared to talk with them without preconditions. But he said he had no intelligence on the girls’ whereabouts or their health. Boko ...

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Fire breaks out in burj khalifa Dubai

fire burj khalifa

BREAKING NEWS: A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa. Burning debris fell from the 300m-tall (1,000-feet) building as fire-fighters arrived at the scene. The cause of the blaze is unclear. It erupted ahead of a major New Year’s Eve fireworks display, to be held at ...

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Lawyers Task INEC On Impartiality – Bayelsa Poll


The legal practitioners, under the auspices of Legal Clinic for Development and Democracy have appealed to INEC to maintain its neutrality by redeploying the officials who conducted the governorship election in Bayelsa State on Wednesday at a press gathering in Abuja. The General Counsel of the group, Mr Babatunde Bamigboye, said that reconstituting the commission in the oil-rich state has become ...

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1m jobs to be created in 2016 – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

One million direct jobs to be created by the Federal Government in 2016, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said in a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity. The statement, released to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said that the VP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section ...

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Appeal Court Declares Alex Otti Of APGA Winner Of Abia Election

Alex Otti

An Appeal Court has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Mr Alex Otti, the winner of the Abia State Governorship election. The court in its ruling on Thursday ordered the swearing in of Mr Otti, as governor of Abia State and asked Mr Okezie Ikpeazu to vacate the office. Mr Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party was ...

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APC’s Aisha Alhassan Loses Appeal In Court

Aisha Alhassan

Aisha Alhassan, has lost her bid to become the first female governor in Nigeria in the Taraba State governorship election. In the ruling of an Appeal Court on Thursday, the Abdul Aboki-led five-man panel said that the Peoples Democratic Party’s decision to choose Darius Ishaku as its candidate was accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Appeal Court ...

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King of Mandela’s Clan Jailed for 12 Years in S.Africa

Mandela’s Clan

A South African traditional king from Nelson Mandela’s Thembu ethnic group began a 12-year prison sentence Thursday for arson, kidnap and assault of his subjects, after a long battle to stay out of jail. King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo reported to the Mthatha Correctional Centre in Eastern Cape province overnight after failing in an 11th-hour bid to evade incarceration by seeking a retrial ...

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Dangote Assures Ibeju Lekki Communities of Improved Welfare


THE Group Head, Health, Safety, Environment and Community Affairs – Dangote Group, Alhaji Abdulraman Zubairu, has told the tribunal inquiring into the October 12 civil disturbances in the Lekki Free Trade Zone that the affected communities would get an improved welfare after his partners were able to assess their need by January 11, 2016. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had ...

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US renews collaboration with Nigeria and neighbouring countries against Boko Haram

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The United States, US, government has restated its commitment to help Nigeria and its neighbours to counter terrorism acts of Boko Haram. A statement issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, yesterday, however, said that much still needed to be done to ensure that the people of Nigeria and its neighbours lived in peace. “The United States remains committed to ...

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Kanu never apologised to President Buhari —Father, IPOB


His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu father of detained Biafran activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB has denied reports that his detained son has apologised to President Mohammadu Buhari for allegedly referring to him as a terrorist. Similarly,  Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described it as completely false, the calculated and ...

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tomorrow is public holiday – FG Declares

Nigeria public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, January 1, 2016 as public holiday to mark the New Year celebration. The declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd). He called on Nigerians, irrespective of their religious inclinations, to inculcate the spirit of the season as exemplified by love, joy and peaceful ...

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Davido and Baby Mama

davido and baby mama

Davido Reaction In 2015 May, I became the father of a love-child. DNA testing determined with maximum proof that I indeed was the father of my daughter, delivered by a head-butting casual lover, Miss Sophia Momodu. I met Sophia when I was barely 21 years old. She was many years older than me and was able to manipulate and exploit ...

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transport infrastructure to be revamp-Govt pledges


THE Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to revamp transport infrastructure, as part of measures to diversify the nation’s economy and  improve non-oil sector. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, the Minister said an improved transport master plan was underway. According to Amaechi, the proposed master plan would reduce unemployment ...

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Did you know that Kate Middleton is now the most influential beauty icon in the U.K.? It’s no wonder that I’ve noticed an increased interest in half-up hairstyles.  After all, the Duchess is pretty fond of them. And why wouldn’t she be? Polished and feminine, half-up styles combine the best of both (hair) worlds. You can enjoy the polished “done” ...

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Imo Custom Intercepts 1,300 Cartons of Poultry Products

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THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),  Owerri intercepted a truck loaded with one 1,300 cartons of imported frozen poultry products valued at N12.4million. According to the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘C’, the products confiscated along Benin-Ore Expressway  were concealed with Polymers Vinyl Chloride (PVC) sheets and ceramic bath tubs. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the unit, Comptroller Dimka Victor ...

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How to Study in Germany Tuition Free for International Students

Study in Germany

How to Study in Germany Tuition Free & Scholarships for International Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Students Do you know that Universities in Germany now offer tuition FREE admission to International students? “We got rid of tuition fees because we do not want higher education to depend on the wealth of the parents.” –   The Hornet, the Green Party minister for science ...

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FUTO Pre Degree Form 2015/2016 Out

FUTO-pre degree

The application form into FUTO pre degree programme for the 2015/2016 academic session is out on sale. Interested members of the public that wish to apply are hereby implored to do so before the form closes. The deadline has been announced. Please read the full details below. Candidates wishing to purchase the form must: a.Possess at least five O’Level credit-level ...

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New Zealand Development Scholarships for African Students 2016/2017

Brief description: New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships offers the opportunity to people from targeted African countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand Eligible Fields of study: Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following: Agriculture development Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and ...

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Hawks continue fine form, LeBron leads Cavs

Atlanta Hawks

Hawks continue fine form, LeBron leads Cavs The Atlanta Hawks made it seven wins in their past eight games with a 121-115 victory over the Houston Rockets in the NBA on Tuesday. Al Horford (30 points and 14 rebounds) and Paul Millsap (22 and 13) led the Hawks to their win as they improved to 21-13. Kent Bazemore (26 points) ...

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