Kerry to meet India's leaders after defence pact sealed






US Secretary of State John Kerry / AFP PHOTO / SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry began holding talks with India’s top leaders Tuesday, after the world’s two largest democracies signed an agreement strengthening their defence ties. Kerry is set to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders in New Delhi on ambitious […]

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Nigerians are hungry, Okogie tells Buhari






Friday Olokor and Leke Baiyewu The Emeritus Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has said President Muhammadu Buhari must do something fast to address hunger across the country. Okogie  said  in an open letter to the President on Monday  that  Buhari’s campaign slogan was anchored on change. He stated, “Today, cries of “hunger” could be heard across the length and […]

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Nigeria FX Market Trades $327 Mln As Offshore Investors Buy Bonds






Nigeria’s currency market registered $327 million worth of trades on Monday, about six times more than its usual volume, the market regulator told Reuters. That included a single $270 million transaction at 345 naira per dollar, by foreign investors buying local currency bonds, Bola Onadele, the Managing Director of FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, said in … Continue reading Nigeria FX […]

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Landgrabber sentenced to three months in prison for beating up site worker in Lagos






Two weeks after Lagos state government signed into law the Property Protection bill which is aimed at putting an end to land grabbing in the state, an Ojodu magistrate court yesterday sentenced a land grabber otherwise known as Omo Onile, 37 year old Lekan Adetona, to three months in prison for beating up a site worker who refused to give […]

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Chinese Company Wins $1.85 Bln Kano Railway Contract






China’s state-owned railway construction firm has been awarded a $1.85 billion contract to build a light railway line in Kano State, north west Nigeria. The China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd issued a statement saying two of its subsidiaries had been provisionally awarded the light railway project in Kano. “The contract amount of the project is … Continue reading Chinese Company […]

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FLASHBACK: How Funke Akindele’s previous marriage CRASHED!






  Love finds Funke Akindele again? Credit: Various Word on the street is Funke Akindele has secretly married. The Nollywood actress tied the knot with singer JJC, who has been linked with her since 2015. Efforts by TheNETng to get a comment from the couple on the developing story have so far been unsuccessful, but there are suggestions indicating they are […]

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Padding: Go for ‘anti-corruption’ surgery, Jibrin tells Ogor






Mudiaga Affe, Calabar A former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said on Monday that he did not need to go for a psychiatric test as recommended by the Minority Leader of the House, Mr. Leo Ogor. Jibrin argued that it was Ogor who should see his doctors to have his “big” corruption belly “deflated.” Jibrin, […]

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Operation Crocodile Smile: Troops End Training In Delta






The Commander, “Operation Crocodile Smile’’ of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Benbella Raji, has reassured residents in the Niger Delta assurance of their safety. Raji gave the assurance during a training to enhance the operations of the military. The Commander, who is from the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army in Edo, also said that the training would help to improve the security […]

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"A deal is done." Essential Quotes on Edmonton's new downtown arena, Part 4






The final battle for the final $100 million to build the new downtown arena, December 2012 to February 2014 This is the fourth of a five part series on the key quotes about Edmonton’s downtown arena deal. You can find Part One about former Oilers owner Cal Nichols’ initial push to build a new arena starting in 2005 here. Part Two on […]

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Before I clocked 25, I was the highest buyer of Versace home products in the entire USA- Ebonyi lawmaker says






According to Ebonyi state House of Assembly member, Maria Ude Nwachi, she became the highest buyer of Versace home products in the entire USA just before she clocked 25 years old. The 45 year old lawmaker said this in a post she shared on her Facebook wall while showing off photos from her recent visit to Harrods stores.  Read the post below… There […]

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Ex-militants Call for Probe of Amnesty Office






The Association of Third Phase Ex- Militants have called for an immediate probe of the operations of the Amnesty Office, over alleged breach of disarmament agreement by the federal government through the Amnesty office. National Chairman of the Association, Comrade Wisdom Rufus made the call on Saturday in Abuja, while briefing Newsmen on the challenges faced by the Group as […]

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Armed herdsmen to face terrorism charge – Fayose






Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said any herdsman caught grazing in the state with arms or in possession of any weapon will be charged with terrorism and prosecuted accordingly. The governor stated this after signing a bill titled ‘Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016’, into law on Monday during a […]

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Okorocha, Ohakim trade tackles over governance






Governor Rochas Okorocha   • Ex-governor says policies impoverishing citizens • He lacks pedigree to criticise, says govt All may not be well with Imo going by the assessment of a former governor of the state, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim. In particular, Ohakim who recently announced his exit from partisan politics is worried that there is growing poverty and suffering in […]

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David Staples: What is being said about Taylor Hall trade and what it all means






It’s been a tough summer for Edmonton Oilers fans, mainly because it’s no easy thing to grasp the swap of two utterly different players, offensive dynamo Taylor Hall for defensive stalwart Adam Larsson. Oilers fans have been picking through every little quote this summer, trying to make sense. Things started to boil on this front in late July when Swedish hockey writer […]

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Shippers’ council budgets N1bn for system automation






NSC • Launches standardisation procedure, cargo tracking • Pushes higher capital base for freight forwarders The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) said it has budgeted above N1billion for system automation in its medium term economic programme. The automation is meant to ease operations at the nation’s ports, with a view to significantly reducing costs for ports users.Intimating journalists at the weekend […]

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WATCH: Mets' Yoenis Cespedes crushes 2nd-career walk-off home run






It was Cespedes’ 27th homer of the season Your browser does not support iframes. NEW YORK — On a 1-1 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday night at Citi Field, Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes launched his second career walk-off home run to beat the Miami Marlins, 2-1. “I don’t have any words to describe the moment,” Cespedes […]

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Yankees stumble again vs. Royals | Rapid reaction






Joe Girardi gets ejected, bats give too little too late KANSAS CITY — The surging Yankees, with their newfound youth and optimism, are threatening to devolve into the same old Yankees. So many times they have cobbled together short spans where they have appeared not just competent but playoff-worthy. And so many times, those streaks have immediately been followed by cannon […]

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Victor Ochei files contempt charge against Nwaoboshi over alleged violation of court order






Victor Ochei A former governorship aspirant in Delta state, Hon. Victor Ochei, on behalf of his firm, DavNotch International Company has raised a contempt charge against the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the state, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi at an Asaba High Court. Ochei, who was one time speaker of the state house of assembly is praying […]

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Forex market trades $327m, foreign investors buy bonds






Oyetunji Abioye with agency report The nation’s foreign exchange market recorded $327m worth of transactions on Monday, about six times more than its usual volume, the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, told Reuters. This included a single transaction of $270m at N345/dollar by foreign investors buying local currency bonds, the Managing Director, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Mr. Bola Onadele, said in […]

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