Day: March 29, 2016

[Photos] 10,000 hunters gather in Nigeria’s North-East, seek clearance to confront Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

March 29, 2016

An estimated 10,000 local hunters from the North-east of Nigeria gathered recently in Adamawa State for their annual oath-taking festival, known as Salala in the local parlance. The hunters, dressed in their warfare attires, and with their Dane guns dangling over their shoulders, vowed to rid the society of criminals. They appealed to the government […]

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[Sports] Siasia is on a rescue mission, he’ll join U-23 afterwards – NFF

March 29, 2016

Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation president has expressed confidence on Super Eagles ahead of the AFCON 2017 return leg tie against Egypt. Speaking through Harry Awurimbe, his special adviser on women football, at the wedding ceremony of Super Falcons assistant coach Perpetua Nkwocha in Owerri on Monday, March 28, the NFF president said the […]

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PHCN: Fashola says he has ensured the release of 300,000 meters to help boost power supply

March 29, 2016

Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has disclosed that he has secured the release of about 300,000 electricity meters which belonged to defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) but were locked up in a warehouse because of a lingering legal case against the contract for their procurement. According to […]

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[Foreign News] Towering inferno: Fire breaks out at United Arab Emirates skyscraper

March 29, 2016

A fire raced up a high-rise tower in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman late Monday, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation that is home to the world’s tallest building. Images shared on social media showed bright yellow flames spreading up the side of the building as chunks […]

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Hijacked EgyptAir plane with 55 passengers lands in Cyprus, bomb suspected on board

March 29, 2016

An EgyptAir plane was hijacked on Tuesday while flying from the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, and later landed in Cyprus where some of the women and children were allowed to get off the aircraft, according to Egyptian and Cypriot officials. The Airbus flight number MS181 had 81 passengers on […]

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