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20,000MW of Electricity Possible with $8billion

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) plans to inject $8 billion to upgrade its operations to achieve 20,000 megawatts electricity supply in the country, its Executive Director, Mohammed Shaike has disclosed. Receiving members of the Senate Committee on Privatization, led by its Chairman, Senator... read more »

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US Angry at Russia for Violating Missile Treaty

The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday, reports... read more »


Two Female Bombers Kill Five in Kano Multiple Blasts

One day one trouble has become the fate of Kano State, especially the metropolis part of the state as yet  two female suicide bombers bombed the ancient city within five hours of each other, killing five persons Monday amid Sallah celebrations from Muslim faithful. The previous day, Sunday, an... read more »


Jonathan Condemns attack on Buhari, Says His Death Would Have Brought Calam...

President Goodluck Jonathan said calamity would have befallen Nigeria if former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari and Islamic scholar, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, were killed in the July 23 bomb attacks in Kaduna, reports News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Jonathan stated this when a delegation of the Muslim... read more »

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Bloody Eid as Five Die in Fresh Kano Blast

It was bloody Sunday in the ancient city of Kano as five people were Killed after a bomb was thrown into the premises of St. Charles Catholic Church in Sabongari area of the city. The bloody incident came on the heels of goodwill messages by prominent Nigerians suing... read more »


Teenage Star, Amalaha, Gives Nigeria First Commonwealth Gold

It took a 16-year-old Chika Amalaha  for Nigeria to triumph where older athletes failed  as the teenager Friday shocked the world by winning the first gold medal for her country in the on-going Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland in the women 53kg weightlifting... read more »


Gaza War Claims Five in Nigeria as Soldiers, Sect Clash in Zaria

Barely 48 hours after a twin bomb blast claimed over 80 lives in Kaduna what could have morphed into a major bloody war was averted in the same state as soldiers clashed with members of the Shiite Muslim sect said to be protesting the killings of Palestinians by Israel... read more »


NSCDC Arrests Man for Recruitment Scam, Money Laundering

A 44-year-old man from Edo State was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for multiple recruitment scam and money laundering across Nigeria. The fraudster (names withheld), resident in New Nyanya, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State,... read more »


Two Bomb Blasts, 82 Dead and Kaduna Mourns Amid 24-hour Curfew

No fewer than 80 people have been confirmed killed in the daylight double bomb explosions that rocked Kaduna, North-west Nigeria Wednesday. The symbolism of the explosions was that they happened on a day the nation was marking 100 days since the abduction of over 200... read more »


CBN Retains Monetary Policy Rate at 12%

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 12 per cent with a corridor of +/-200 basis points around the midpoint.  It also retained the liquidity ratio at 30 per cent and the public sector Cash Reserve Requirement (CRR) at 75.0 per... read more »


Emotion as Jonathan Meets Chibok Girls, Vows to Rescue Others

President Goodluck Jonathan  Tuesday met with parents of the girls abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on April 14 by Boko Haram insurgents. The meeting however turned into an emotional moment in history as some of the parents and girls... read more »


Apple Posts $7.7 billion Profit in Fiscal Q3

For Apple, the iPhone continues to be the gadget that makes the company tick. Sales for the handset grew even in a time of year when smartphone sales are expected to be slow. Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., reported on Tuesday a profit of $7.7 billion in the fiscal... read more »


Bloody Sunday as 13 Israeli, 70 Palestinians Killed in Gun Battle

Seventy Palestinians were killed Sunday in a heavy bombardment of a Gaza neighborhood and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas fighters, officials said. The Hamas military also announced that... read more »


Police Arrest NSCDC Officer Over Murder of Islamic Scholar

A member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Assistant-Inspector Lasisi  Kabir Iyanda, has been arrested and detained in Police custody over the brutal murder of one Kammaldeen Murtala. The incident, according a press statement by the Force Public... read more »

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