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T.Y. Danjuma blames Ojukwu for not conceding defeat in Biafran war


Chairman of Boko Haram Victim Support Fund, Theophilus Danjuma, yesterday exhumed memories of Nigeria’s bloody civil war by blaming the leader of defunct Biafra republic, late Odimegwu Ojukwu, for the civil war, which claimed the lives of nearly a million Nigerians. Danjuma, who is a former Minister of Defence, stated ...

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Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Has Been Named Among One Of The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.


Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, who doubles as Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy, came 33rd alongside leaders such as the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Mmodi. Others on the list are U.S. Billionaire, Bill Gates, and wife, Melinda, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, ...

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Delta State Spends N3.5Bn on Asaba Flyover


Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has warned contractors handling government projects to execute them according to specification and standards so that the people of the state would maximize the benefits accruable from them. Dr. Uduaghan gave the warning, Thursday, during the commissioning of N3.5bn Flyover Bridge in Asaba, the ...

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PHOTOS: Man To Undergo World’s First Full Head Transplant


A disabled man with a fatal muscle-wasting disease is set to become the first person to undergo a head transplant and hopes it could be as soon as next year. Computer scientist Valery Spiridonov, from Vladimir, Russia, hopes that controversial Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero can cut off his head ...

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Three killed in Italian courthouse shooting


A man on trial for fraudulent bankruptcy has opened fire in Milan’s courthouse, killing his lawyer, a co-defendant and a judge before being captured nearly 25 kilometres away as he fled on a motorbike, officials have said. As the shots rang out in the tribunal, court employees barricaded themselves inside ...

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Greece pays $495 million in loans to IMF


International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has confirmed that Greece had made a crucial $495 million payment to the fund. Lagarde confirmed on Thursday that the payment was made after weeks of concern in markets that the Greek government would not be able to find the money to service ...

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Jobless Claims Data Point To Strengthening Labor Market In U.S.


(Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose less than expected last week and the four-week moving average of claims hit its lowest level since 2000, suggesting an abrupt slowdown in job growth in March was likely a fluke. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ...

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LinkedIn to buy online education company for $1.5 billion


(Reuters) – Professional social network operator LinkedIn Corp (LNKD.N) said it would buy privately held online education company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion. offers courses in a number of languages aimed at improving business, technology and creative skills. Subscription fees for its courses range ...

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Corporate Mogul Convicted In Largest Fraud Case In India


An Indian court has sentenced the founder of an outsourcing giant and nine others to seven years in prison each, after convicting them of stealing millions of dollars in one of the largest frauds in the country’s corporate history. On Thursday, Judge B.V.L.N. Chakravarthy also found Rama Raju, his two ...

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The All Progressives Congress’ members of the Ekiti House of Assembly, who have grown increasingly emboldened since the victory of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on March 28, met today and sent a letter to the state’s Chief Judge directing him to open an investigation into allegations of misgovernance by Governor Ayodele ...

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The Orekoya family on Lawanson Road, Surulere, Lagos State says, presently, it has no reason to be happy.This is because a nanny employed on March 7 by the household disappeared with three children a day after she was employed. The names of the missing children are Aderomola, (11 months), Adedamola ...

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Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has sent a delegation of traditional rulers to meet with Lagos, monarch Oba Rilwan Akiolu over the “face-off” between the monarch and Igbo residents in Lagos. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, said the delegation headed by the Chairman of ...

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FEMI FALANA: Impeachment notice on Fayose valid


A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, to take the impeachment notice served on him by the 19 All Progressives Congress members of the state House of Assembly seriously, saying the notice is valid before the law. Citing sections 91, 96 and ...

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Patience Jonathan visits Okrika


The wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday visited her hometown, Okrika, in Rivers State. Jonathan’s visit is the first since the March 28 Presidential election, in which her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, conceded defeat to the President-elect, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Patience, who expressed surprise at the large ...

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