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Raheem Agbaje Salami, Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise, facing death penalty in Indonesia for drug trafficking

Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have both lost their last ditch legal appeal against the death penalty, an Indonesian court has ruled. The
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100yr Old Great Grandmother Celebrates Birthday With A Skydive In South Africa

A 100-year-old great-grandmother has celebrated her birthday by undertaking a sky dive in Cape Town, South Africa. Georgina Harwood, pictured above and dressed in a red...
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2face Gets Customized Puddle Light For His Car

Tiwa Savage got herself a puddle light for her birthday present while Davido did it for himself, now 2face has followed the trend. The puddle light...
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Robbers Groom Kids To Steal For Them

Two young boys Ehis Akhimien and Elijah Benjamin, aged 13 and 15 years respectively, have told the police that they were groomed by some grown...
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Mayweather has nowhere to run – Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has vowed to chase Floyd Mayweather into ring submission after the undefeated American offered to fight him next year, Sky Sports reports.Mayweather issued...
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Joseph Imeh Sends Babalola Packing

Teenage sensation Joseph Imeh on Thursday maintained his form as a giant killer at the Dala Hard Court Tennis Championship in Kanoafter beating reigning CBN...
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Arsene Wenger Tells Critics Not to Judge Until the End of the Season

Arsene Wenger has urged Arsenal’s critics to wait until the end of the season before passing judgement on them.Arsenal were behind after just 19 seconds...
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World Bank spends N75b on agric in Lagos, others

THE World Bank has spent about $380 million (about N75, 240,000, 000) on agriculture in Lagos and some  other states in the last eight years,...

Okonjo-Iweala warns against multiple taxation

Okonjo-Iweala warns against multiple taxation April 21, 2015 Written by Simeon Ebulu The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has...

U.S. to deny violence-promoting politicians visas

The United States will sanction Nigerian politicians who attempted or instigated violence during the elections, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms Linda...

Why outcome of Rivers polls defies logic, by observers

Why outcome of Rivers polls defies logic, by observers April 21, 2015 Written by Our Reporter •‘How parties not on ballot appeared on result sheets’ With a...

APC demands new INEC team to conduct Imo rerun

APC demands new INEC team to conduct Imo rerun April 21, 2015 Written by Tony Akowe The All Progressives Congress (APC) gave indications yesterday that it...

Movie stars march against piracy in Lagos

•Fashola promises action LAGOS hosted yesterday a unique and exciting march —— of movie stars and producers. It was not to promote a new work but to...

Outrage over S/Africa attacks

There was outrage yesterday against attacks on African immigrants in South Africa, which has led to the death of no fewer than six people and...

Buhari: our plan for Northeast 

Buhari: our plan for Northeast  April 21, 2015 Written by Our Reporter •President-elect, Obasanjo meet President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a comprehensive plan for the Northeast –...

CBN faults payment for services in dollars

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has condemned rising cases of currency substitution and dollarisation of the economy. CBN Banking Supervision Director Mrs. Tokunbo Martins said...

Schools shut as Fayose’s loyalists seize Assembly

Schools shut as Fayose’s loyalists seize Assembly April 21, 2015 Written by Odunayo Ogunmola APC hails drivers for rejecting call to join protest Ekiti State Governor Ayo...

‘Cancel Anambra re-run poll’

The ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State and six other political parties on Sunday called for the cancellation of the Anambra re-run election...

Lagos sensitises teachers to sexual abuse prevention

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has urged public school teachers in the state to ensure effective monitoring of pupils as a...

Ex-lawmaker survives attack in Oyo

A former House of Representatives member, Taiwo Akinrogun, has said he escaped being killed by political thugs in Oyo town after the governorship election in...

PDP knocks Fashola over delayed council polls

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji FasholaThe Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos State chapter, has criticised Governor Babatunde Fashola for not conducting council polls. In a statement on...

14 die in Osun road crash

Fourteen people have reportedly lost their lives after two commercial vehicles collided around the Ikeji, Ilesa area of Osun State. The PUNCH learnt that the incident...

Access Bank’s earnings rise by 34%

Access Bank Plc says its gross earnings for the first quarter of 2015 stood at N76.7bn, 34 per cent higher than the N57.3bn it reported...

United Capital grows assets by 20%

United Capital Plc grew its total assets by 20 per cent to N95.29bn in the financial year ended December 31, 2014, from N79.48bn reported in...

GTB declares N26.56bn profit for Q1

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc made a profit after tax of N26.56bn in the first quarter of the year, the bank’s unaudited financial results for the...

Curbing alms begging

Alms begging is a common phenomenon in Nigeria and Africa at large. It could be referred to as soliciting for either money, cloth, food especially...

Demise of PDP

It is true that the Peoples Democratic Party is the most sophisticated party in Nigeria, but it lacks the power to maintain the virtue and...

Give the youth a chance

I congratulate Nigerian youths for the political maturity displayed in some states of the federation with some of our celebrities who dropped their emotional sentiment...

IGP, save our soul

Residents of Ebute-Meta West, Lagos are living under siege. They are being terrorised, brutalised and sometimes murdered in cold blood in broad daylight by young...

Curtailing DStv’s contemptuous attitude

The blantant but highly contemptous and provocative attitude being flaglantly displayed by the South African owned DSTV against the Nigerian court and by extension to...

South Africa arrests 307 over attacks on foreigners

South Africa’s government has vowed to crack down on xenophobic violence, after arresting more than 300 people for a range of crimes against migrants. Authorities said...

APC wins rescheduled Edo Assembly poll

The All Progressives Congress has won the rescheduled Edo State House of Assembly election for Orhionmwon Constituency II. The exercise took place in four wards in...

Not just good for you, veggies are even getting, well, interesting

At his southwestern Ontario farm, Antony John has developed a small army of followers for turnip. This turnip is not, he hastens to add, that "orange muck"...

Anne of Green Gables actor Jonathan Crombie dies at age 48

Jonathan Crombie, who played Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables movies, has died at the age of 48. He was also the son of...

More information emerges on British sailors charged in gang rape of N.S. woman

CBC News has uncovered more details about four British Navy sailors accused of sexually assaulting a woman while visiting Halifax. The four men range in age...

Arrest made in 20-year-old Calgary kidnapping case

An Ontario man has been charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Calgary restaurant worker 20 years ago.  Calgary police say a DNA match led...

Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat, survivor says

A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy...

'Not your traditional business': Why developers bother creating free tax software

Filing your taxes can be a chore. You have to keep up with Canada's tax rules changing year to year. There are piles of forms...

N.B. community under evacuation order due to flooding risk

The mayor of Perth-Andover, N.B., says about 200 people have been evacuated from his community after rivers threatened to breach their banks Saturday night. One massive...

Blue Jays call up Canadian pitcher

The thrill of being called up to the majors never gets old for Canadian Jeff Francis. The Blue Jays picked up the 34-year-old left-hander's contract from...

'A disgrace to our team': Habs fans react to harassment story

Hockey fan Katie Kerrick says she is overwhelmed by the reaction her story is getting a day after telling CBC News about being harassed at...