Wike Reopens House Of Assembly Complex In Port Harcourt
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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike, on Tuesday reopened the House of Assembly complex that had been shut down for almost two years following crisis that engulfed the House.
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Amaechi Slams Wike Over False Claims
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Wike blasts Rivers NBA for failing to resist interference in judiciary
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Some still alive inside ship capsized on China’s Yangtze River
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Rivers State Governor Inaugaration Was Legal
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Wike Reopens House Of Assembly Complex In Port Harcourt

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike, on Tuesday reopened the House of Assembly complex that had been shut down for almost two years following crisis that engulfed the House. The reopening of the complex in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital, brought together a crowd of men and women who staged a red carpet reception for the […]

Amaechi Slams Wike Over False Claims

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Wike blasts Rivers NBA for failing to resist interference in judiciary

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Some still alive inside ship capsized on China’s Yangtze River

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Rivers State Governor Inaugaration Was Legal

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Buhari condoles Anambra, Joe Biden

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And the Winner is… Frances Udukwu for the First Ever Miss Nigeria USA Beauty …

Miss Nigeria USA 2015 has been crowned and the gorgeous lady who won the coveted title was Frances Udukwu who was representing Cross Rivers State. The event, which held on Saturday May 23 at the Alvin Ailey Theater was a night to remember. Frances Udukwu beat out 17 contestants to emerge the winner of the Miss […]

Anambra Agric Programme Attracts $745m

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has said that his administration’s agricultural programme aimed at making the state self-sufficient in food production has attracted about $745million in less than two years. Governor Obiano who disclosed this at the weekend while flagging-off this year’s farming season at Otuocha, in Anambra-East local government area of the […]

Nine children drown every day, can’t swim

VietNamNet Bridge – Up to nine children drown every day because they can’t swim, but still play in water, an expert said. Children in Dong Thap Province learning how to swim Dang Hoa Nam said the Red River Delta and the Mekong Delta regions had the highest drowning rates. Nam, general director of the Child […]

Lagos State Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Hard at Work on 1st Day in Office – PHOTO

Now that the inauguration and festivities are over, it’s time to buckle down and get to work. Newly appointed Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, posted this photo on Instagram which shows him reviewing and signing some documents. The caption reads: My first day in Office #ekoonibaje #itesiwajueko My first day in Office #ekoonibaje #itesiwajueko […]

Sports

African Officials Suspended Over FIFA Fraud

CONCACAF’s General Secretary, Enrique Sanz and two soccer officials from Africa were provisionally banned by FIFA’s ethics committee yesterday as the fallout continued from last week’s arrests before the governing body’s annual congress and presidential election. Sanz was suspended following investigations by FIFA’s ethics committee and also by United States prosecutors while Congolese Football Association […]

Messi inspires Barcelona to win 27th Copa del Rey

Barcelona (AFP) – A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona sealed a league and Cup double as they swept aside Athletic Bilbao 3-1 to win the Copa del Rey for a 27th time on Saturday. Messi opened the scoring in spectacular fashion by dribbling past four Athletic players and lashing home a low finish before Neymar added a […]

Sani Kaita signs for Ifeanyi Ubah Utd

Super Eagles fringe midfielder Sani Kaita has joined newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club Ifeanyi Ubah United FC on a season loan deal. Kaita, who made the disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja said he was joining the club from FC Saxan in Moldova because of the passion and ambition […]

Wolfsburg win German cup to ruin Klopp’s farewell

Berlin (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp was denied a title on his final appearance as Borussia Dortmund head coach on Saturday when Wolfsburg claimed a 3-1 victory in the German Cup final. Dortmund’s plans to send Klopp off in style after seven years in charge were spoiled by first-half goals from Wolfsburg’s Luiz Gustavo, Kevin de […]

Messi inspires Barcelona to 27th Copa del Rey

Barcelona (AFP) – A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona sealed a league and Cup double as they swept aside Athletic Bilbao 3-1 to win the Copa del Rey for a 27th time on Saturday. Messi opened the scoring in spectacular fashion by dribbling past four Athletic players and lashing home a low finish before Neymar added a […]

Africa News

Africa: Police Clear Up Migrant Camps in Paris and Calais

French police officers cleared up on Tuesday morning hundreds of African migrants from a makeshift camp beneath the metro in Paris. Simultaneously, two migrant camps underwent evacuation in the northern port of Calais. About 350 refugees, most of them from Sudan and Eritrea, but also from Somalia and Egypt, were living in the makeshift camp […]

Central African Republic: UN Rights Chief Urges Inquiry Into Violations By International Forces in CAR

The United Nations human rights chief has urged several States to intensify their efforts to investigate long-standing allegations that soldiers in their forces sent to keep the peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have committed very serious violations, including killing of civilians and sexual exploitation of local women. “These allegations were extremely disturbing,” […]

South Africa: Lion Mauls US Tourist to Death

An American tourist has been mauled to death in South Africa after a lion jumped into her vehicle through an open window at a park on the outskirts of Johannesburg, police and officials said. “She was driving with a male person at the park, they were attacked by the lion, she was killed at the […]

Senegal: Former Senegalese PM Forms New Party

By A Special Correspondent in Dakar Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye, the last Prime Minister under the regime of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, has left the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) and formed his own party, bringing the total number of registered political parties in the country to more than 230. Speaking at the launching of the […]

Sierra Leone: Ebola-Free in a Matter of Weeks?

Sierra Leone will be free of the Ebola virus in a “matter of weeks”, but stopping the deadly disease in Guinea will take more time, the United Nations’ Ebola chief said. Speaking in New York on Monday, Dr David Nabarro said the overall outbreak of the virus in West Africa would end “in the foreseeable […]

Entertainment

Osita ‘Paw Paw’ Iheme: Nollywood stars reveals he wants to be a politician

Even though the comedy actor did not run for any office in the last general elections, it is more than likely he will be actively involved in the political scene in the next four years- when a new round of elections arrive. play Kiki Omeili: Official birthday pictures of the actress play Chacha Eke: Official […]

Nollywood Meets Performers in Superstar

Leading acts in the nation’s entertainment industry recently regrouped to thrill theatre goers in a new and riveting international film, “Superstar” produced by US-based Nigerian-born filmmaker, Tony Abulu. “Superstar,” which painstakingly tells the story of a talented and aspiring young Nigerian musician from the ghetto and seeking stardom in the competitive Nigerian music industry, would […]

Binyavanga on how Nollywood can inspire the revival of African publishing

In the winter of 2005, Granta, the self-described British magazine of new writing, published an essay by a little known Kenyan writer named Binyavanga Wainaina. Like an instruction manual, “How to Write about Africa” began with a simple tip: “Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title.” It then asked the reader […]

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Peter Bunor, Buried

VETERAN Nollywood actor, Peter Bunor, who died on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Delta State, was finally laid to rest on Saturday May 30, 2015. The funeral announcement was made by his son, Peter Bunor Jr. The funeral activities started on Friday, May 29, 2015 with a service of songs that held at the late […]

Doctor turned Nollywood Actress Kiki Omeili is Sultry in New Birthday Shoot!

It’s time for photos from Nollywood actress Kiki Omeili. To celebrate her birthday today, the rising actress released a sultry shoot to mark the special day in a white shirt and a dress. You may remember Kiki from her current role as Lovette in the TV series Lekki Wives and her brief role in popular series Tinsel. You […]

Health

Insurgency – Health Challenges of Women

opinion By Ruby Leo And Judd Leonard Okafor The statistics are chilling: one woman out of three will be sexually abused in her lifetime. “In violence and conflict, that number goes up considerably,” says Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the global agency that supports state governments in sexual and reproductive […]

UNFPA To Spend $75m On Reproductive Health

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Malaysia’s Anwar in hospital with “serious” health problems: wife

Malaysia’s jailed ex-opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was hospitalised Tuesday for a host of health problems including “erratic” blood pressure, his wife said. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail also criticised the prison authorities for allegedly delaying Anwar’s request for treatment and tests for his medical problems. “His blood pressure goes up and down and is erratic. He […]

The Paradox Of Multiple Funding And Poor Health Care In Nigeria

As a result of the strategic importance of health to human lives, Nigeria’s health care sector has received adequate attention from both the federal government and the international development partners. Several commitments have been made to fund the sector, yet the statistics of health care growth in Nigeria is still very poor. Attempts to mitigate […]

Nigeria needs N68bn investment on vaccines, WHO says

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