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Dangote, Iweala join TIME’s 100 most influential people

April 25, 2014 7:09 amComments Off
Dangote, Iweala join TIME’s 100 most influential people

ALIKO Dangote and Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s Finance Minister were, Wednesday, named among the100 most influential persons on earth by TIME Magazine. Bill Gate, Microsoft Founder and Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gate wrote a tribute in honour of Dangote in commemoration of his listing by the Time magazine. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Gate dwelled extensively on […]

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Boko Haram: Community policing only solution — Ex-Army chief

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LAGOS—Former Chief of Army Staff, General Salihu Ibrahim, has advocated community policing as the best way to curb the problem of Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Ibrahim, who is the chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, in a chat with Vanguard, in Lagos, said various communities must cooperate with the […]

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Airstrike Kills 37 In Pakistan

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Pakistan Air Force jets have hit suspected Taliban hideouts in the north-western tribal region, killing at least 37 people and injuring 18. The insurgents were attacked in Khyber, which borders Afghanistan, on intelligence that rebels involved in recent bombings were present, a military official said on Thursday, on the condition of anonymity. The casualties could …

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British Nurse Deported From Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo

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British Nurse Deported From Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo

A British nurse jailed in Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo has left the country after suffering what she says was s*xual and other harassment by prison officers. Naomi Coleman said she was exhausted but relieved to be heading home after she was arrested at the main international airport on Monday and sent to …

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Yobo resumes training Monday

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Yobo resumes training Monday

Norwich City’s on-loan defender Joseph Yobo is expected to return to training on Monday,according to club’caretaker coach,Neil Adams. He will however miss the Premier League trip to Manchester United with the Nigerian international undergoing further treatment on a calf injury. Adams confirmed on Thursday Yobo could return for the penultimate game at Chelsea to bolster […]

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Ekeremadu urges ECOWAS countries to declare war on terrorism

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Ekeremadu urges ECOWAS countries to declare war on terrorism

ABUJA — SPEAKER of the Parliament, Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the new Chairman of the group, President John Mahama of Ghana, to declare total war against terrorism within member states. Ike Ekweremadu Senator Ekweremadu, who is the Nigeria Deputy Senate President, urged the leadership of ECOWAS […]

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P-SQUARE: Peter gives condition for peace

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P-SQUARE: Peter gives condition for peace

Twins now on talking terms Nearly one week after Jude Okoye, elder brother to singing duo Paul and Peter Okoye (P-Square) posted on twitter that he was ‘done’, the stand-off in the Okoye family is far from abating with insiders telling Vanguard that Peter had refused to be appeased despite interventions from close friends. Peter […]

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I’ve done enough to earn second term — Fayemi

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I’ve done enough to earn second term — Fayemi

Says Ekiti not fertile ground for rigging EKITI State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who is seeking re-election on the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is confident that he will be re-elected. In this interview, he, among others spoke on why he is confident and why the June 21 polls would be difficult to […]

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Mushin crisis: 3 leaders of rival groups arrested

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LAGOS—The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it had arrested three persons in connection with the continued crisis that has been rocking the densely populated Mushin area of Lagos. The recent clash occurred Monday, after hoodlums from Akala in Mushin area of Lagos State reportedly attacked residents of Railway Line and New Balogun Street, in […]

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Brazil: Keshi insists on Agbim

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Brazil: Keshi insists on Agbim

Coach Stephen Keshi has insisted on picking goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim for the World Cup in Brazil despite serious opposition to that. Agbim was heavily criticised for his performance at the recent CHAN in South Africa. But despite his blunders, which included letting in a goal against Mozambique from almost 50 yards, Nigeria went on to […]

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