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  • NewNFC Man Of The Week, King Sunny Ade, Dedicates His Award To Late Michael Jackson
    Sunny Adé was born Sunday Adeniyi, on September 22, 1946. He is a popular performer of Yoruba Nigerian jùjú music and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.Adé was born to a Nige…
    - 18 mins ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:20pm -
  • NewPirates use wheelbarrows to sell my new film –Tunde Kelani
    Veteran film maker, Tunde Kelani, threatens not to release movies in Nigeria again as pirates hijack his new film, Maami, AKEEM LASISI reportsAt a time celebrated film maker Tunde Kelani should be very happy and laughing all the way to the bank, he i…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 8:01am -
  • NewFemi Kuti Receives His Grammy Award Nomination Medal
    The Grammy Awards came alive yesterday in the home of Femi Kuti who finally got something from the organizers of the event, he may have lost out the fourth time in this prestigious ceremony but he has been handed his medal for being nominated for thi…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:32am -
  • NewArtistes, Who Prefer To Have Their Names On The License Plates Of Their Cars, Had Better Watch It
    Few weeks ago Comedian Alibaba took a position and stating the advantages on why celebrities should show off their possessions on social media, but contrary to this music artiste Etcetera said he doesnt agree with the practice.Reacting to Alibabas p…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:06pm -
  • NewKcee Receives 2013 Benz G-Wagon As Birthday Gift From Brother
    Popular Nigerian musician, KCee, has gotten himself the most fascinating birthday gift of the year.Kcee is a year older today, 18th April and his brother, the CEO of Five Star Music, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-money, presented him with a brand new luxury re…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:01pm -
  • NewThe Power Of Marriage, PSquare On The Verge of Breaking Up???
    Speculations going round has it that the PSquare duo, might be on the verge of breaking up if an understanding is not reached.The question now is what could be cause of their misunderstanding? Could it be an after marriage problem? Because if we look…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:46pm -
  • NewNadia Buhari Striptease On Jim Iyke
    The new season of Nollywood actor Jim Iykes reality show, Jim Iyke Unscripted has been a sensation for viewers and lovers of the show. The new season had actress Nadia Buari, who is in a relationship with the actor, giving him all the happiness he de…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:54pm -
  • NewThe day I had to slap my dad - Actor Femi Adebayo
    In a recent chat with a journalist Jayne Augoye, popular Yoruba actor Femi Adebayo talked about his career and family Adebayo, who is also a trained lawyer who also bagged a Masters degree in Law, succumbed to the trappings of super-stardom to pursu…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:29pm -
  • NewActress Uche Iwuji Mourns Dad
    Nigerian actress Uche Iwuji, who recently got divorced from her husband Juwon Lawal, has lost her father. The Nollywood actress lost her dad on Thursday, the 17th of April and currently mourning his demise. NigeriaFilms.com sends condolences to the…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:29pm -
  • NewNollywood ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’
    The Nigerian entertainment industry is really growing in a fast pace as movies are been premiered and released almost every month. This time around, Royal Academy in conjunction with Achievas Entertainment presents, Knocking On Heavens Door.According…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:39pm -
  • NewBanky W, Others Recreate Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie
    Recently the Samsung Brand hosted a launch to officially announce the new Samsung S5 galaxy phone in Nigeria. Nigerian Ambassadors of the brand, Banky W, Kate Henshaw and Ali Nuhu were present at the event, which held in Lagos state.…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:25pm -
  • NewMany Celebrities in Nollywood Are Still Living in Bondage
    Yes.By their characteristics you shall know them. Because, they will always manifest with time.There are many strange things in Nollywood; strange attitudes of many of them that actually show their insecurities and they can be really amusing.In fact,…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:06pm -
  • NewUche Nnanna release pre-wedding photoshoot Pictures
    Nollywood Actress Uche Nnanna who is set to officially walk down the aisle with her hubby. She announced that she will be walking down the aisle on April 21st which is on Easter Monday, The event will hold at Port Harcourt.She has released her pre-we…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:32pm -
  • Artiste Yemi Alade Out With ‘Tangerine’
    POP diva and one of Nigerias best female vocalists, yemi Alade is in the news again. Just after releasing the video to her massive hit Johnny, the artiste has returned with a new music titled Tangerine featuring Selebobo who also produced Johnny.In a…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:51am -
  • Nigeria Honours Femi Otedola’s Daughter As Nigeria’s Tourism Ambassador
    Twenty-one years old daughter of top Nigerian Businessman and owner of Forte Oil Femi Otedola, called Ife Otedola and popularly known as DJ Cuppy was recently dressed as the Tourism Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The UK based Celebri…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:27am -
  • Nollywood stars embark on ‘No makeup’ contest
    As Dayo Amusa Floors Iyabo OjoRecently, Nigerian music star Kingsley Okonkwo unveiled a competition tagged Miss fine face contest where winner will get whooping amount of 5000 and more.But this time , its the turn of Nollywood stars , as celebrities…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:13am -
  • Afro Candy Says She's Been Bewitched!
    Things beyond human comprehension are beginning to happen to actress, Afro Candy.First its her taking to her social network to ask for assistance for her daughters university school fees. Now, the actress says she needs your prayers. According to her…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:15am -
  • Why I unfollowed all my instagram followers……Adokiye
    There has been reports going viral online that popular Nigerian pop diva Adokiye Kyrian has unfollowed about eight thousand eight hundred and eighty followers on her instagram,But in an attempt to find out how true the reports are, Nigeriafilms.com h…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:14am -
  • Entertainment Industry Begins Sacking Of Clients & Signing Of New Talents
    In other to step up its game and yield more productivity, the entertainment makers are re-branding themselves, while some are ending their various contract, some are trying to renew, while some get fired.Recently, Marvin record label, signed into its…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:07am -
  • Terry G: Nigerians Don’t Appreciate Good Music, My Madness Is A Brand
    Ginjah Master, cum entrepreneur, Terry G, whose real name is Amanyi Oche Gabriel, has expressed his sadness for the fact that Nigerians do not accept RnB music but prefers commercial hits.According to Terry G, he said that he got frustrated after rel…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:58am -
  • On Air Personality Freeze, Flaunts Wristwatch Collection
    On Air Personality Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Freeze, with CoolFM Radio, Lagos state, has joined the list of celebrities showing of their assets.The Osun state father of two kids shared his collections of very expensive wristwatches, rangin…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:48am -
  • Eja Nla To Koko Garri, D’Banj Where is Groundnut?
    In the past two years of silence, the kokomaster has in fact released songs after songs. The problem is, all have been uniformly dreadful. Dbanj may still be raking in millions of naira, but the quality of his music is giving fans and pundits cause f…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:30pm -
  • Actress cum Style Icon Genevieve Shine In Escada Outfit
    Award winning Nollywood screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji, who casted in the film adaptation of Chimamandas Half of a Yellow Sun, attended the private screening of the movie on Tuesday, 15th of April which held at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island,…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:47pm -
  • I Wasted My Time With You But No Regrets At All–WizKid’s Manager Tells Him
    Nigerian recording Afro-pop artist Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as WizKid, has parted ways with his Former Manager called Godwin Tom.The duo separated after a dispute they had over the weekend. A lot of people who knew the two together ha…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:44pm -
  • Rapper cum Makeup Artist Dishes Advises On Recounts Of Her 6Years Battle With Acne
    Talented Nigerian female singer, Eva Elohor Alordiah, popularly known as Eva, is one Nigerian star that is known for her uniqueness and artistry talents. Recently, the gorgeous lady shared a story of how she overcame her 6 years battle with acne, als…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:43pm -
  • Tonto Dikeh Urges Young Girls Not Endure Domestic Violence Because Of Love
    Domestic Violence is one thing most women in Africa face and many measures are being taken to curb this act. Many Nollywood actresses and actors have acted and advocated for the stop of this act. Nollywood actress cum singer Tonto Dikeh took to socia…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:06pm -
  • Actress Adunni Adewale There is No Data Base Of Nollywood
    Nigerian born American actress Adunni Adewale, has thrown her weight on the lack of good structures in the entertainment industry and Nigeria as a whole.The actress who moved back to Nigeria last December, said that, Astonishingly, I expected things…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:46pm -
  • Celebrity birthday: Beverly Naya Takes It All
    Today, Nollywood fast rising actress, Beverly Naya is marking her birthday. Beverly is a refreshing, young addition to the Nigerian entertainment scene, she captures the attention of cameras every time she makes a public appearance, in just nine movi…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
  • MEET THE TOP 12 NIGERIAN IDOL SEASON 4 CONTESTANTS
    After visiting 5 cities and several months of nerve-wrecking auditions and thousands of Nigerians giving their all to be on Africas No 1 music talent show, Nigerian Idol is officially down to the final 12 contestants. Belting it all out for the uniqu…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:04pm -
  • Ex-hubby Olumide Okufulure: I Changed Laide Bakare’s Live With A 2 million Naira Chrysler Car & A 4matic Benz
    Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, may have been going through tough time, but the actress seems not ready to reply her critics over her husbands recent challenges with South African Telecom giant over an alledged fraud case.The story of Laide Bakares…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:08pm -

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  • NewBauchi, Yobe, Borno record 82 crashes, 86 deaths in 2014 – FRSC

    Bauchi, Yobe, Borno record 82 crashes, 86 deaths in 2014 – FRSC

    “The Easter period attracts heavy traffic on highways and we are worried over the rate of deaths and injuries caused by the road crashes.”An Assistant Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Yakubu Attah, on Friday said …Bauch…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:17pm -
  • NewEgypt’s Caretaker Government rejects call to pardon activists

    Egypt’s Caretaker Government rejects call to pardon activists

    Mubarak is standing trail for the death of protesters during the Arab Spring.Members of the National Council for Human Rights made the call at a meeting with Mr. Mansour on Wednesday.Egypt’s Caretaker President, Adly Mansour, has rejected a ……
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:04pm -
  • NewDeath toll in Wukari, Taraba violence hits 24 – Police

    Death toll in Wukari, Taraba violence hits 24 – Police

    Mr. Kwaji, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said 34 persons were injured while 99 houses were burnt during the crisis.The Nigerian Police in Taraba has said the death toll from the Wukari crisis has risen to 24.The Police …Death toll in…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • NewYobo ruled out of Liverpool clash

    Yobo ruled out of Liverpool clash

    Yobo has a calf injury.Norwich City will Sunday continue their battle against relegation in the English Premier League when they play host to Liverpool at the Carrow Road.The Canneries will, however, be doing so without the help of …Yobo ruled…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:42pm -
  • NewAPC accuses Jonathan, PDP of politicizing Nigeria’s security situation

    APC accuses Jonathan, PDP of politicizing Nigeria’s security situation

    APC governors ”It is now clear that despite their inability to protect lives and property and to stop the terrorists attacks in the country, the presidency and the PDP are not interested in any genuine efforts to end the worsening …APC accu…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:30pm -

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  • NewAlgeria: Officially, Bouteflika Trounces Benflis to Win Fourth Term As Algerian President
    [Deutsche Welle]Algeria's president has won a fourth term. Abdelaziz Bouteflika can serve another five years following an election that opponents have dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power.
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:35pm -
  • NewAfrica: Unjustified Criminal Proceedings Against Three Journalists
    [RSF]Reporters Without Borders is worried by the criminal proceedings that the CAR authorities have initiated against three journalists and urges the media and the transitional authorities to defuse the tension in their relations.
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:34pm -
  • NewSomalia: Somalia - Military in Deadly Battle With Police in Middle Shabelle
    [Garowe Online]Jowhar, Somalia -Fierce fighting has raged between the Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers and police officers in Middle Shabelle regional district of Balad of southern Somalia on Friday, Garowe Online reports.
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:29pm -
  • NewAfrica: Rwanda Hosts Media Dialogue On Turning the Page of Hate Media in Africa
    [Rwanda Govt]Kigali -As the world mark the 20th commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda is hosting in collaboration with the Africa Media Initiative a two-day media dialogue that seeks to devise ways that can turn the page on hate speech…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:26pm -
  • NewMalawi: Malawi - Village Chiefs Unknowingly Sleep With Sex Workers
    [Key Correspondents]Some chiefs in Rumphi district in northern Malawi risk contracting HIV because they unknowingly sleep with hired sex workers during chief installation ceremonies.
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • NewSouth Africa: Ruling Party Faces Defections
    [VOA]Johannesburg -As South Africa's powerful ruling party hits 20 years in power, it is bleeding loyalists - including big-name supporters who helped the party back when it was banned and seeking to overthrow the oppression of apartheid.
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:36pm -
  • NewZimbabwe: Mugabe Attacks 'Homosexual Nonsense'
    [New Zimbabwe]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in his country.
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:33pm -
  • NewEgypt: Egypt Aborts Bid to Smuggle Jewish Artifacts
    [Egypt Online]Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said police aborted an attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts out of the country.
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:28pm -
  • NewEgypt: Egyptsat-2 a Step Towards Egyptian Space Agency
    [Egypt Online]Presidential Adviser for Scientific Affairs Essam Hegy said that new Egyptian Satellite (EgySat -2) is an essential step towards establishing the Egyptian Space Agency.
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:28pm -
  • NewMalawi: Women Intensify Fight for Equal Space
    [VOA]Blantyre -Women rights campaigners have intensified their 50/50 drive to have equal representation in the May 20 elections. Malawi ranks as one of the countries with low female representation not only in southern Africa, but globally. At the mom…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:27pm -
  • NewTunisia: Arrest Warrants Issued Against Three Members of "Katibat Al-Khattab" in Sfax
    [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Investigating Judge of the Court of First Instance in Tunis issued late on Thursday night arrest warrants against three members of the terrorist group "Katibat al-Khattab" in Sfax, Spokesman for the Public Prosecutio…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
  • NewTunisia: President Cuts His Salary
    [Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -President Moncef Marzouki announced the reduction in the President of the Republic's legal wage to one third, saying that he "gave instructions to reduce the Presidency of the Republic's expenses as much as possible."
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:17pm -
  • NewKenya: Scores of Shabaab Suspects Arrested
    [The Star]65 Ethiopians suspected to be members of the Al Shabaab were arrested this morning in Ruiru.
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:32pm -
  • NewSomalia: Dozens Killed in Army-Police Clash
    [Shabelle]According to news reports from Bal'ad, a town in the Middle Shabelle region, a fierce confrontation erupted today between government troops including the military soldiers and police officers.
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:35pm -
  • NewKenya: Government Enhances Security in Mombasa
    [Capital FM]Nairobi -Security has been beefed up in Mombasa during the Easter holidays in the wake of terror threats.
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:33pm -
  • NewNigeria: Boko Haram Bus Bombing a Sign of Weakness
    [ThinkAfricaPress]Nigeria is not winning in the battle against Boko Haram, but neither are the Islamist militants. The Abuja bombing is more a sign of the group's decline than ascendency.
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:35pm -
  • NewSomalia: Good News for Somalis Sending Money Home
    [African Arguments]Very good news on Wednesday when Barclays Bank agreed to give Dahabshiil, the Somali remittance company, sufficient time to find another way of transferring money from the UK and elsewhere to Somalia before closing its account with…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:09pm -
  • Algeria: Bouteflika Camp Claims Polls Win
    [RFI]Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president. His main rival claims there has been "massive fraud".
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:52am -
  • Central African Republic: UN Chief Again Calls for End to Fighting
    [UN News]On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:40am -
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Healing the Visible and Invisible Wounds
    [ICRC]When bullets smashed through the walls of a house in Pinga, they left a little girl dead and her sister Chimène (7) seriously injured. Surgeons at Goma hospital had to amputate Chimène's left arm in order to save her life.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:38am -

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  • New10 NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO BENEFIT FROM WORLD BANK’S $150m AID

    10 NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO BENEFIT FROM WORLD BANK’S $150m AID

    Tweet  Ten Universities in Nigeria are among nineteen institutions approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors to benefit from its $150 million earmarked to finance university-based Centres of…
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  • NewBorno Abduction: Military Admits School Girls Are Still Missing

    Borno Abduction: Military Admits School Girls Are Still Missing

    Tweet  Contrary to its previous claim, the Nigerian Army has admitted that most of the schoolgirls abducted in Borno by suspected Boko Haram members on Monday are yet to be rescued.Chris Olukolade,…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 14, 10:40am -
  • Kogi State Governor Sacks Cabinet

    Kogi State Governor Sacks Cabinet

    Tweet  Idris Wada, the executive governor of Kogi State, has dissolved the State Executive Council, relieving all the 16 commissioners in the state of their posts.Wada announced the dissolution of t…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:40pm -
  • Nigerian Artists Dominate MAMA 2014 Nomination

    Nigerian Artists Dominate MAMA 2014 Nomination

    Tweet MTV Base, Africa’s number one music authority has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards, MAMA 2014.The announcement which, was made on April 16, 2014, at the nominat…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:05pm -
  • MURTALA MUHAMMED INTERNATIONAL NOW BEST EMERGING AIRPORT IN AFRICA

    MURTALA MUHAMMED INTERNATIONAL NOW BEST EMERGING AIRPORT IN AFRICA

    Tweet  The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, has been recognized as the 2014 Best Emerging Airport in the African region. The award was given to the airport at the fourth Annual…
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  • Abuja Bombing: Nigeria Promises Tight Security for World Economic Forum

    Abuja Bombing: Nigeria Promises Tight Security for World Economic Forum

    Tweet The Federal Government has said that it will mount a massive security operation to protect delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be hosted in Abuja between May 7 and 9. This becam…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:04pm -
  • "President Jonathan under Psychological Pressure" - says Labaran Maku

    "President Jonathan under Psychological Pressure" - says Labaran Maku

    Tweet  As expected, last Monday's bomb blast in Abuja and the abduction of over 100 secondary school students in Maiduguri same Monday night by Boko Haram dominated today's Federal Executive Counci…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:44pm -
  • The World Stands Up for Port Harcourt

    The World Stands Up for Port Harcourt

    Tweet All is now set for the opening ceremonies of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014. The weeklong ceremonies which will hold between Tuesday April 22  and Saturday  April 26 will kick-start…
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  • Bomb Scare at the National Assembly

    Bomb Scare at the National Assembly

    Tweet Personnel of the State Security Service, SSS are currently scanning for bomb in the National Assembly complex, Abuja, the federal capital territory, FCT. Security agents had asked lawmakers an…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 4:23pm -
  • Celebrating the Centenarian Monarch

    Celebrating the Centenarian Monarch

    Tweet Celebrating the Centenarian MonarchResidents of the ancient city of Ibadan and well-wishers from across the country and beyond roll out the drums to honour Samuel Osundir…
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  • NewPope prays for ‘abandoned’ in Good Friday service
    Pope Francis has led Easter’s Way of the Cross procession in Rome, with prayers for the “poor and the abandoned.” The BBC reports that the solemn ceremony marks Christians’ commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday. Tens of thous…
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  • NewEagles will stop Messi at World Cup – Ambrose
    Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, believes the team is capable of containing any threat posed by Lionel Messi and his teammates when Nigeria clash with Argentina in the final Group F game of the 2014 World Cup. Ambrose has impressed against the Arg…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 8:13am -
  • NewObama signs UN envoy visa ban law
    United States President, Barack Obama ,has signed into law a measure that would bar entry for any United Nations ambassador whom the US says has engaged in “terrorist activity.” The law came as a response to Iran’s pick of a UN envoy linked to…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 8:08am -
  • NewPray for Nigeria, Northern governors urge Christians
    The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has urged Christians to use the Easter celebrations to pray for the quick resolution of the security challenges confronting the nation. The forum also charged Nigerians to work together to end to the sensele…
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  • NewDOUBLE TRAGEDY 40-yr-old woman dies after husband was allegedly shot dead by police
    TRAGEDY shattered a jolly evening when blood mixed with a feast on Lagos Island on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The feast was to celebrate the arrival of a baby by a couple living at No 168, Adeniji Adele Street. The guests who turned out in pink ankara…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:50am -
  • NewFailure of government, security and legitimacy
    THE abduction of about 90 girls by Boko Haram in a boarding house in North East of Nigeria, and the decision of some of the parents to search for their daughters, in spite of the dangers inherent in that effort, is a clear sign of a lack of confidenc…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:40am -
  • NewThe chicken before the egg
    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer to this age old conundrum had baffled scientists and riddle lovers for centuries. The challenge has always come from the fact that a chicken can only come from an egg, but an egg, on the other hand…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:37am -
  • NewIn times like this…
    In yet another week of madness and senseless rage, Nigeria bleeds further. The peaceful ambience that usually pervaded Nyanya, one of the popular satellite towns in Abuja where millions of residents hide their heads after the hustling and bustling in…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:36am -
  • NewA time to shiver
    THESE are days of savagery. In subtle, bizarre and brazen ways, this country of prodigiously endowed citizens and uncommon resources has been consistently revealing its dark and frightening underbelly. And each time this cruel brutality rears its hea…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:33am -
  • New‘Women are curvy where I hail from’ –Movie star Lydia Forson
    Lydia Forson, a notable Ghanaian actress, is one of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) brand ambassadors for its forthcoming 10th anniversary. In an interview with MERCY MICHAEL at Emperor Palace, Jonanesburg, South Africa, venue of the AMAA nomi…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:22am -

The Punch

  • New‘Al-Qaeda fighters’ die in Yemen drone strike

    ‘Al-Qaeda fighters’ die in Yemen drone strike

    An air strike has killed 13 suspected al-Qaeda fighters in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda, security and tribal sources said. Tribal sources said a drone had been circling the region for days. They said the drone struck two cars early on Satu…
    - 31 mins ago, 19 Apr 14, 11:31am -
  • NewS’Korea divers see bodies inside sunken ferry

    S’Korea divers see bodies inside sunken ferry

    Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship’s captain was arrested. The ferry, carrying…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 14, 10:52am -
  • NewLewis Hamilton ‘ecstatic’ at breaking British pole record

    Lewis Hamilton ‘ecstatic’ at breaking British pole record

    Lewis Hamilton says he is “ecstatic” after breaking the record for all-time pole positions in F1 by a British driver, but admitted he may be racing into the “unknown” with the set-up of his dominant W05 car in Sunday’s Chinese GP. In a supr…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 14, 10:35am -
  • NewEarthquake hits Mexico

    Earthquake hits Mexico

    A powerful earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing widespread panic. The magnitude-7.2 quake was registered at a depth of 24km (15 miles), according to the US Geological Survey. Its epicentre was in the w…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 10:02am -
  • NewMH370: Search should be completed in a week, official says

    MH370: Search should be completed in a week, official says

    The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should complete its task within the next week, as the search for the plane intensifies, a government official said Saturday. “Today and tomorrow, it’s imperative that we foc…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:11am -
  • NewSouth Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly attack

    South Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly attack

    The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could “constitute a war crime”. Thursday’s attack by armed youths on the base in Bor left at least 58 dead, including children. Thousands of civilians…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:01am -
  • NewObama signs into law ‘terrorist’ UN envoy visa ban

    Obama signs into law ‘terrorist’ UN envoy visa ban

    President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in “terrorist activity”. The law came as a response to Iran’s pick of a UN envoy linked to the student militants who ove…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 8:02am -
  • NewUS raises pressure on Russia over Ukraine

    US raises pressure on Russia over Ukraine

    The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a “guilty schoolboy” o…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:05am -
  • NewSouth Korea ferry captain details evacuation delay

    South Korea ferry captain details evacuation delay

    The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would “drift away”. Lee Joon-seok, 69, was arrested with two crew members on Friday. He has been criticised for not givi…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:10am -
  • NewPope prays for abandoned in Good Friday service

    Pope prays for abandoned in Good Friday service

    Pope Francis has led Easter’s Way of the Cross procession in Rome, with prayers for the poor and the abandoned. The solemn ceremony marks Christians’ commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday. Tens of thousands of people lined the ro…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:04am -
  • NewIdeye’ll be Eagles’ biggest surprise in Brazil – Kpakor

    Ideye’ll be Eagles’ biggest surprise in Brazil – Kpakor

    Moses Kpakor  believes the Super Eagles’ much-maligned  forward Brown Ideye has all the tools to become one of Nigeria’s best attackers in this  summer’s World Cup in Brazil. The Dynamo Kiyiv star has faced intense criticism from many fans o…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:24am -
  • NewI’d never go into music –Rita Dominic

    I’d never go into music –Rita Dominic

    When Rita Dominic featured in Darey Art-Alade’s song, many believed that the fair-skinned actress might be showing signs of delving into music like some of her colleagues did in the past. However, she told Saturday Beats that she had no intention o…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:00am -
  • NewStar Music Trek: Uyo residents defy rains

    Star Music Trek: Uyo residents defy rains

    Last Saturday night, in the beautiful city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the heavens opened and the rains came down in torrents. But the residents of the city did not mind. The Ibom Arena was filled to its capacity as fans defied the rain to have fun when…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:00am -
  • NewLagos hospital where patients queue overnight to see doctors …Card officers exploit patients at LASUTH, others

    Lagos hospital where patients queue overnight to see doctors …Card officers exploit patients at LASUTH, others

    For 60-year-old Olanipekun Ojo, who resides at Egbeda, Lagos, going to any of the general hospitals in the state, holds the key to solving his health challenge. At least, that is the recommendation of his neighbour, Joseph. According to Joseph, the s…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:16am -
  • NewEverton will fight on – Baines

    Everton will fight on – Baines

    Leighton Baines says Everton will keep fighting for a top-four finish, despite handing the initiative back to Arsenal with their defeat to Crystal Palace, Skysports reports. The Toffees’ surprise 3-2 loss to Tony Pulis’ side on Wednesday night me…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:02am -
  • NewI’ll defend Barca until the end – Alves

    I’ll defend Barca until the end – Alves

    Dani Alves has said that if blame for Barcelona’s Copa del Rey defeat is being handed out, he is willing to take his share, Football Espana reports. Barca lost 2-1 to Real Madrid on Wednesday night after Angel Di Maria opened the scoring. Marc Bart…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • NewNo problem with Messi – Tevez

    No problem with Messi – Tevez

    Carlos Tevez rejected rumours of rivalry between himself and Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi, claiming the pair have a fantastic working relationship, Skysports reports. Reports have suggested there has been conflict between the strikers, which have…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:57pm -
  • NewReus wants United move – Gotze

    Reus wants United move – Gotze

    Marco Reus is keen on a move to Manchester United, according to his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze, Sportinglife reports. Manchester United are reported to be weighing up a summer move for Reus, with David Moyes keen to bolster his at…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:56pm -
  • NewGerrard deserves to win title – Zidane

    Gerrard deserves to win title – Zidane

    Former Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane believes Steven Gerrard deserves to win a Premier League title with Liverpool, as reward for his fierce loyalty to the club, according to the Daily Mail. Zidane stated Gerrard’s reluctance to leave Anfield, d…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:55pm -
  • NewTyson doesn’t worry me – Chisora

    Tyson doesn’t worry me – Chisora

    Dereck Chisora has vowed to send Tyson Fury “to the naughty corner” when they meet for their July 26 world title eliminator, according to ESPN. The winner in Manchester at the Phones 4u Arena will challenge IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion W…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:51pm -

PM News

  • NewBoko Haram leader claims responsibility for Nyanya bombing in new video

    Boko Haram leader claims responsibility for Nyanya bombing in new video

    The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people via a video message. “We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja,” Shekau said in…
    - 58 mins ago, 19 Apr 14, 11:04am -
  • NewRussia-West relations will be normalised – Putin

    Russia-West relations will be normalised – Putin

    President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalisation of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine. His remark, which contrasted with weeks of hostile rhetor…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:45am -
  • NewFour French journalists held captive in Syria freed – Hollande

    Four French journalists held captive in Syria freed – Hollande

    Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were freed today and are “in good health” President Francois Hollande has confirmed, saying they would arrive in France within hours. The president said he had “learned with great…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:33am -
  • NewAfrican history-maker Appou eyes world record

    African history-maker Appou eyes world record

    Mauritian Kersley Appou could become the oldest international goalscorer on 20 April, seven days after creating African football history. The striker overtook Cameroon legend Roger Milla last weekend as the oldest African international by playing in…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 8:51am -
  • NewInjury won’t keep me out of World Cup – Neymar

    Injury won’t keep me out of World Cup – Neymar

    Brazilian football star Neymar has said he would be well enough to play in the World Cup in June despite a foot injury that could force him to miss the rest of the club season. The 22-year old Barcelona player injured his left foot during a 2-1 defea…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:35am -
  • NewTroussier wants to end coaching career with Japan

    Troussier wants to end coaching career with Japan

    Former Nigeria coach Philippe Troussier wants to end his career in the dugout by managing Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 59-year old Frenchman, currently on a shortlist of candidates for the Morocco national job after three years in China, sai…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:26am -
  • NewChina sacks head of state firm amid corruption allegations

    China sacks head of state firm amid corruption allegations

    China on Saturday announced the removal of the head of one its major state-owned firms, conglomerate China Resources, for suspected law violations, state media reported using terms which typically refer to corruption. Chinese President Xi Jinping has…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:12am -
  • New85 school girls missing, 24 escape

    85 school girls missing, 24 escape

    Eighty-five of the abducted 129 school girls in Chibok, Borno State are still missing, an education official said, on the heels of the escape of 24 girls from the Sambisa Forest. “So far, we give thanks to God, for what we now have is 44 girls” w…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:33pm -
  • NewNyesom Wike can’t be governor of Rivers state, says Amaechi

    Nyesom Wike can’t be governor of Rivers state, says Amaechi

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said Nyesom Wike,the Supervising Minister for Education cannot hope to be his successor because both of them belong to the same eth…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:12pm -
  • NewAtletico close in on La Liga title with another win

    Atletico close in on La Liga title with another win

    Atletico Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title in 18 years as two goals in the last 20 minutes handed them a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday. After a poor opening period from the hosts, they wasted a great ch…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:03pm -
  • NewSouth Korea ferry disaster captain ‘arrested’

    South Korea ferry disaster captain ‘arrested’

    The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, was arrested early Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported. Lee Joon-Seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:41pm -
  • NewFayemi, Fayose, Bamidele call for peace

    Fayemi, Fayose, Bamidele call for peace

    Gov.Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on the people not to see the 21 June gubernatorial election in the state as a “do-or-die” affair. In his Easter message, the governor urged everyone in the state to pray for peace and avoid any act capa…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:05pm -
  • NewJonathan, PDP politicizing Nigeria’s security – APC

    Jonathan, PDP politicizing Nigeria’s security – APC

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of politicizing Nigeria’s security by engaging in outright deception to exclude APC Governors from the meeting the President called o…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:41pm -
  • NewOlaniyonu Makes Case for Community Policing

    Olaniyonu Makes Case for Community Policing

    Abiodun Onafuye,Abeokuta Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Yusuph Olaniyonu has underscored the need for community policing, calling on Nigerians to be vigilant at all times, particularly now that the country is facing serious sec…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:20pm -
  • NewNigeria Police commences special operations against terror

    Nigeria Police commences special operations against terror

    Frank Mba, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, has disclosed that the law enforcement agency has commenced an operation that is aimed at fighting terrorism in the country. The operation, according to him, would also see to a smooth…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:01pm -
  • NewYoruba leaders should forge a synergy –Senator Ayo Fasanmi

    Yoruba leaders should forge a synergy –Senator Ayo Fasanmi

    Funsho Arogundade Frontline politician and Afenifere chieftain, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, has urged fellow Yoruba leaders to forget their differences and close the ranks for the good of the Yoruba race and Nigeria as a whole. Fasanmi made the call in Lago…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:44pm -
  • NewFayemi to start teaching at state varsity in October

    Fayemi to start teaching at state varsity in October

    Governor Kayode Fayemi of western Nigerian state of Ekiti has said he will start teaching at the state-owned university in October this year . Fayemi made this promise in an interview with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. He said his decision to retur…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:48pm -
  • NewTunisian leader takes massive paycut

    Tunisian leader takes massive paycut

    Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki announced on Friday his decision to voluntarily take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as “critical.” “We are facing a financial and economic crisis…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:15pm -
  • NewTennis: Ferrer knocks out Nadal in Monte Carlo

    Tennis: Ferrer knocks out Nadal in Monte Carlo

    David Ferrer defeated world number one Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in a hotly disputed quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. Nadal has won the tournament a record eight times although he lost last year’s championship match in st…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:07pm -
  • NewOando pays ConocoPhillips another $25mn

    Oando pays ConocoPhillips another $25mn

    Oando Energy Resources has paid another $25million dollars to US oil company, ConocoPhillips, as part of the moves to acquire the ConocoPhillips assets in Nigeria. The payment was a fulfilment of Oando’s promise late in March to pay additional depo…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:00pm -

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