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Scholarship scam: Niger discovers 7,000 ghost students

… Saves N125m No fewer than 7,000 ghost students have been discovered on the Niger State government scholarship payroll. The state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. ...

Abuja blast: We’ll bring perpetrators to book – IGP

The Inspector- General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, said on Tuesday Abuja that the security agencies would bring perpetrators of Monday’s bomb blast to book. Abubakar, who ...

Kwankwaso shuns Jonathan in Kano

…  He didn’t vote for me – President Kano state Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and his cabinet on Tuesday shunned President Goodluck Jonathan who visited the ...

Scrap presidential system – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on members of the National Conference to discard the present presidential system of government and replaced with parliamentary ...

FOI App for Android devices launched

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has launched an Application to enable users of android powered mobile devices to download the Freedom of Information Act 2011 to ...

Canada, Spain condemn Abuja blast

Canada and Spain have strongly condemned Monday’s bombing which killed 71 people and left over 100 seriously injured. Both countries want Nigerian government to do everything ...

Nigerians must unite against insecurity – JNI

The Muslim umbrella body in the north, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) rose from its Central Council Meeting Monday and resolved that Nigerians, irrespective of ...

Ijaw youths to FG: Identify Boko Haram sponsors

Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to identify, arrest and prosecute persons linked to Boko Haram’s sponsorship. IYC said the bloody ...

Group, police sensitize community on safety, security

A non-governmental Organization, Justice for All (J4A), lastweek took its campaign on safety and security to Agege community in Lagos State. The event, fourth of its ...

Abuja blast a national calamity – Arewa

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Tuesday described Monday’s bomb attack in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja as a national calamity. A statement issued in Kaduna ...

Romanian man lost half his SKULL when he smashed his head on concrete at work

Elvis Romeo Lingurar's skull was crushed at a demolition siteThe 24-year-old construction worker had half removed by doctorRomanian has spent one year without half a ...

Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav admits chasing girlfriend's son with a knife and threatening to kill him

Attack took place at Flavor Flav's Las Vegas home in October 2012 Teenage boy testified that Flav chased him with a kitchen knifeSaid rapper threatened ...

Top anti-terror chief to take charge of probe into Birmingham schools in 'Trojan Horse' plot

Peter Clarke, 58, ran Scotland Yard's national counter-terrorism unitNow appointed Education Commissioner by the Department for EducationDfE wants him to conduct thorough investigation into 'Trojan ...

The Beano comic first edition to fetch at least £4,000 at auction

Only 25 copies of The Beano's first edition are still in existenceThis edition has a starting price of £3,499 and could be sold for much ...

Bogus roofer from family of rogue traders facing prison for ripping off elderly customer three years after identical scam

Danny Sherwood, 30, has been found guilty of seven counts of fraudOvercharged 73-year-old £2,150 for £630 work he carried out to her houseIn 2011 overcharged ...

Will the Edinburgh Zoo pandas finally have a cub? Tian Tian artificially inseminated after failing to mate naturally with Yang Guang again

Zoo bosses were hopeful that Tian Tian would mate with male Yang GuangThey intervened when the panda's hormone levels started to drop quicklyHopes of pregnancy ...

Chinese villagers take part in fish-catching competition with man using his mouth

By Damien Gayle Published: 11:44 GMT, 15 April 2014 ...

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic announce stellar tie-in with Land Rover

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic announces British luxury SUV firm Land Rover provide all transport within Spaceport America, in New MexicoThe prestigious partnership comes as ...

Sex pest who stalked part-time barmaid bombarding her with 'disturbing' messages picked on the wrong woman... because she is also a CID detective

David Miasik, 45, was 'obsessed' with part-time barmaid Claire EdwardsHe sent her messages saying he loved her and begging her to speak to himBut he ...

Five arraigned over Edwin Clark son’s abduction

The police in Delta State on Tuesday arraigned five persons alleged to be involved in the abduction of Ebikemeb Clark, son of Ijaw leader, Chief ...

Boy, 13, shot in the EYE by stray bullet after gunman opens fire in New York

Gama Droiville was outside pizzeria with his aunt when gunman opened fireTeenager was hit twice in the head before being taken to hospitalA 24-year-old man, ...

American Airlines Twitter account inundated with bomb threats after Dutch hoaxer is arrested

Dozens of users have threatened bomb attacks on American Airlines flights following the Dutch teenager's prankMost have since taken comments down following abuse from other ...

Black and white photos of Paris - taken on a SMARTPHONE

By Travelmail Reporter Published: 04:35 EST, 15 April 2014 | ...

Game of drones: Why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies

At twelves miles up into the atmosphere things seem pretty quiet. Commercial flights are safely stowed six miles below along with the threat of any ...

London Marathon runner Rob Berry who died after race had complained of 'nightmare' smog

A London Marathon runner who collapsed and died after crossing the finish line had struggled with “nightmare” pollution and breathing difficulties during training, it emerged ...

Petr Cech claims Liverpool could bottle the Premier League title race

By Riath Al-Samarrai Follow @@riathalsam Published: 16:30 EST, 14 April 2014 ...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, film review: 'Hoary, unconvincing fare'

Marc Webb, 138 mins, starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz. One of the wonders of modern-day Hollywood is the ...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, film review: 'Hoary, unconvincing fare'

Marc Webb, 138 mins, starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz. One of the wonders of modern-day Hollywood is the ...

Raheem Sterling has been transformed into the Red Diamond by Liverpool

By Simon Jones and Sami Mokbel Follow @@SamiMokbel81_DM Published: 16:30 EST, 14 April 2014 ...

American Airlines sent more Twitter bomb 'threats' after Dutch teenager arrested

American Airlines has been swamped with copycat bomb threats on their Twitter page, just hours after a Dutch teenager was arrested for sending a ‘joke’ ...

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution ends cross-examination

After five ferocious days, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel concluded his cross examination of Oscar Pistorius in an almost mellow statement of what he has sought ...

North Korean officials ‘threaten’ London hairdresser who used shop window picture of Kim Jong-un

In recent months it has been reported that Kim Jong-un’s grip over the North Korean people extends to every aspect of day-to-day life – even ...

Oh My Sweet Land, Young Vic, theatre review

The desperate plight of Syria's two million refugees is searingly and sensitively communicated in this one-woman show, conceived and performed by the half-Syrian actress, Corinne ...

Pierce Brosnan: My 'tame' James Bond was 'never good enough'

Pierce Brosnan has bemoaned his time as James Bond, saying that he never felt “good enough” in the famous role. The Irish actor, 60, starred ...

Hillsborough disaster anniversary: Bruce Grobbelaar remains 'haunted' by tragedy and claims no-one will 'find peace' until questions are answered

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has recalled the harrowing events he witnessed 25 years ago when 96 Liverpool fans were tragically killed in the Hillsborough ...

Senate Committee wants fixed tariff for terminal operators

The Senate Committee on Privatisation has directed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to introduce fixed tariff for terminal operators at the nation’s ports. The Chairman of ...

Togo test good for Eaglets – NFF

Nigeria Football Federation said that the WAFU B Under-17 Tournament in Togo is a good test for the Golden Eaglets ahead of the qualifiers for ...

Augustines, Koko, gig review

Augustines have spent three years projecting stadium-sized passion in pub back-rooms. The 1400 packed into this Camden music hall could represent a dilution of that ...

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