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Qatar Petroleum (QP) said it will lead exploration projects of oil and gas in Morocco and Cyprus as it seeks to compensate for sluggish growth at home by expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets abroad. “You will see us going internationally with some of the partners we have in Qatar, this year and next The post Qatar Petroleum to Explore Oil & Gas in Morocco appeared first on The North Africa…
02.28 / 01:06
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The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Hon. Moshood Salvador, spoke to Musa Odoshimokhe about the internal wrangling in the chapter, lessons from the recent Ifako-Ijaiye by-election, the leadership tussle at the national level and other issues. What steps are you taking to resolve the crisis within your chapter? I inherited […] The post ‘I’m authentic Lagos PDP Chairman’ appeared first on The Nation Niger…
02.28 / 00:51
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The recent judgment of the Court of Appeal affirming Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent the combatants in the factions back to the trenches. Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALE reports. There seems to be no end to in sight the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic […] The post PDP crisis: It’s Sheriff’s crown, Makarfi’s crowd appeared first on The Nation Niger…
02.28 / 00:51
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President Jacob Zuma is under pressure to fix the current menace of xenophobia. The violence is believed to be the work of named controversial opposition figures in that nation seeking to dislodge Zuma in the event of a national security failure. The Zimbabwean Community in South Africa chairman, Mr Ngqabutho Mabhena, told reporters there was a t…
02.28 / 00:36
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As remains of renowned novelist Buchi Emecheta are buried today in London, some of her colleagues, including celebrated poet Niyi Osundare, iconic dramatist Femi Osofisan and her publisher Margaret Busby bid her farewell in these tributes. EVELYN OSAGIE reports. She stole the hearts of many through her stories. She put the global spotlight on the…
02.28 / 00:05
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THE crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is deepening. Following the reopening of the national secretariat of the party by Ali Modu Sheriff, … The post Makarfi Warns Police Against Breakdown of Law and Order Over PDP Crisis appeared first on Realnews M…
02.27 / 23:50
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A FEDERAL high court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, February 27, ordered Bassey Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom North-… The post Court Sacks Senator, Orders Refund of Salary appeared first on Realnews M…
02.27 / 23:50
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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since he assumed office in 2015. … The post Buhari Has Not Disappointed Me, Says Obasanjo appeared first on Realnews M…
02.27 / 23:50
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The orient is home to the longest lived races, like the Japanese and Chinese, and diet has been adduced to be the secret to this. They practice a remarkably easy weight loss approach called the 80 percent rule. Conversely, ever since Nigerians have adopted sedentary western lifestyles, and food choices, the average Nigerian portion size…
02.28 / 01:11
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South Africa's Temba Bavuma celebrates his century against England in Cape Town, South Africa. Mike Hutchings/Reuters Cricket is not a game. It is the truth of life. — JM Coetzee I have not attended many games at Kingsmead, the cricket ground in Durban, South Africa. But the 2015 Boxing Day Test against the “old enemy” England was too much to miss. Hashim Amla is South Africa’s captain. If other national captains were tyrants, managers or champions, the Proteas’ Amla has garnered a…
The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has advised northern governors to use mosque facilities to offer primary education instead of constructing more classrooms, especially in view of current economic crunch. He gave the advice on Tuesday as a way of dealing with the problem of building of new schools in this era of…
02.28 / 01:08
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The Acting Rector of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Dr. Jafaru Buraimah, Saturday, appealed to the striking unions to have a rethink in the best interest of the institution. He made the plea while briefing journalists in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state, over the impasse between the management of the institution…
02.28 / 01:04
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Nineteen students of the Polytechnic of Ibadan including their Students Union Government (SUG), President Oluwadamilola Peter Edema were arrested on Friday for invading the Oyo State Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, to demand release of two of their colleagues but injured a police officer during the ensuing melee. Edema, eight other executive members and their colleagues…
02.28 / 01:04
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Midlands-A 32-year-old Shurugwi man left the court in shock after he blamed alcohol for causing him to pull down pants of a 10-year-old girl after he mistook her for his wife. The man, Sadiki Zhuwao, was found pulling down the underpants of a neighbour’s daughter and could have gone further if he was not interrupted. […] The post Zhuwao misses bedroom, sleeps with neighbor’s girl(10), mistook her for his wife appeared first on Zimbabwe New…
02.28 / 00:14
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The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the conviction and sentencing to two months in prison of Professor Festus Kolo, a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for enticing a married woman. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pronouncement was without an option of fine. Delivering the judgment, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi held…
02.28 / 00:05
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Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland are all accounted for at this year’s Design Indaba C…
02.27 / 23:51
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$100m NCIF ready for use soon The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has warned contractors in the upstream segment of the petroleum industry to remit their contributions to the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCIF). Its Executive Secretary, Simbi Wabote, at a stakeholders meeting on NCIF remittances in Lagos, reminded stakeholders that the Nigerian…
02.28 / 01:11
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• CBN: we’re not aware of NNPC/IOCs forex sale deal The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on the Reduction of Petrol Prices has summoned Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele, over alleged irregularities in the sale of $1billion foreign exchange (forex) last year. The CBN chief is also to explain how International [..…
02.28 / 01:11
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The EU has vowed to take the necessary measures to protect the farm accord and partnership sealed with Morocco, affirming that the accord was not endangered by an EU court ruling. The commitment was made by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting held Tuesday with…
02.28 / 01:10
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Tanzanian government on Monday unveiled a power system master plan that requires $46.2 billion in investment over the next 20 years to revamp its ailing energy sector by 2040. According to the East-African nation’s energy ministry, 70 percent of the needed amount would be financed by debt and the rest by the government’s own resources. […
02.28 / 01:10
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that unless urgent steps are taken, the Contributory Pension Scheme (CSP) designed to ease the suffering of pensioners in the country may collapse, saying the government was indebted to pensioners under the scheme to over N183 billion. Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Contributory Pensioners branch of […] The post ‘Fed Govt owes pensioners N183b’ appeared first on The Nation Nig…
02.28 / 00:51
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Investors in the generation companies (GenCos) have warned of an imminent blackout nationwide if the N601 billion debts owed them by consumers through the off-taker, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) – a Federal Government’s owned public liability company. The investors spoke yesterday at the Nigeria Power Summit, part of the ongoing Nigeria Oil […] The post GenCos warn of imminent blackout over N601b debt appeared first on The Nation N…
02.28 / 00:51
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There are no quick fixes to avaition’s infrastructure deficit, Bi-Courtney Group Nigeria Limited Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said. At a panel discussion in Abuja, with the theme: Focus on Nigeria’s Aviation Sector, Babalakin said infrastructure deficit was a deliberate arrangement by  the government. According to him, “If you’ve been doing the same thing […] The post ‘No quick fixes for aviation infrastructure gap’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria…
02.28 / 00:51
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed yesterday said the Federal Government will review the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Act to promote local goods and services. He said the government was determined to diversify the economy through made-in-Nigeria goods and services. Also,  additional 28 offices for issuance of residence permits in Nigeria […] The post We‘ll review BPP Act, says Minister appeared first on The Nation Ni…
02.28 / 00:51
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SOCCER - IT only gets interesting in the SwaziBank Cup #Yelele edition as the last 16 draw produced interesting fixtures to look forward…
02.28 / 01:13
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Mamelodi Sundowns thrashed Orlando Pirates 6-0 in the Absa Premiership, with violent fans invading the field after 82 minutes. Click here for the full…
02.28 / 01:11
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Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba is anticipating a tough 2017 CAF Champions League first round clash against Mainland flag bearers, Young Africans. Young Africans and Zanaco set up a mouth-watering first round encounter after seeing off Ngaya de Mde of Comoros and APR of Rwanda respectively. While Young Africans eased to a 6-2 win over Ngaya,…
02.28 / 01:04
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South Africans are not alone in their mourning of rugby hero Joost van der Westhuizen. Former Wallabies and All Black players are among the multitudes who’ve shared their condolences after Joots’s passing sent shock waves to those who knew and admired him. The sportsman turned philanthropist passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones, […] The post International sports stars pay tribute to Joost appeared first on…
02.28 / 01:03
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Leicester City played far more like the title-winning team of last season than the relegation-threatened flops of this as they beat Liverpool in style at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy scored twice, either side of a superb Danny Drinkwater effort, as Liverpool’s makeshift defence failed to cope with the Foxes’ pace and movement. A […] The post EPL REPORT: Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool appeared first on The Nation…
02.28 / 00:51
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Ranieri was sacked on Thursday, less than 10 months on from Leicester's 5,000-1 title triumph, after a run of five straight defeats plunged the club into a relegation…
02.28 / 00:44
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Hales, who last year made England's highest individual ODI score -- 171 against Pakistan at his Trent Bridge home ground -- will rejoin his international…
02.28 / 00:44
mzansilife.co.za
Premier Soccer League (PSL) officials are taking no chances and unprecedented security measures will be in place at FNB stadium when Kaizer Chiefs host rivals Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby on Saturday…
02.28 / 00:42
timeslive.co.za
The Vespula germanica, or German wasp, is an invasive species in South Africa. Carolien van Zyl South Africa is home to a number of invasive insect species. One such species, the Vespula germanica (German wasp), was introduced into the country in 1974. Another, the Polistes dominula (European paper wasp), arrived in 2008. Both species are thought to have been introduced via air or sea cargo. These invasive species are bad news for everything from biodiversity to agriculture and…
'I think screens today are really stunning, you can see all the depth right in front of you. The beautiful thing is you can watch it on the…
02.28 / 00:10
mzansilife.co.za
NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in…
02.27 / 23:52
iafrica.com
William Miriga Ngari also known as @Namuks on Instagram credits the social media platform for inspiring him to take photography seriously. As this week’s Capital Lifestyle Instagrammer of the Week, William’s Instagram feed is... The post Capital Lifestyle Instagrammer of the Week: @namuks appeared first on Capital…
02.27 / 23:51
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Google has revealed the top trending searches in South Africa for the past week, which includes “Is Charlize Theron d…
02.27 / 23:43
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March is going to be an insane month for…
02.27 / 23:43
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The UN's health agency urged the world on Monday to create new drugs to tackle 12 killer superbugs which are resistant to antibiotics and threaten an explosion of incurable…
02.27 / 23:33
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Forget Snakes on a Plane. Extreme snake catcher Simon Keys has been called out to find snakes in forklifts‚ kitchen cupboards‚ trains‚ casinos and mattr…
02.27 / 23:33
timeslive.co.za
Departed singer, Eric Arubayi, has been immortalised as the anticipated video of his track, The Sound, hit the airwaves. Produced by Ekelly and Directed by Frizzle n Bizzle Films, The Sound is a soulful rendition of God’s faithfulness and ever enduring love. The chords in the background very much like the singer are soft and […] The post Eric Arubayi comes alive in ‘The Sound’ appeared first on The Nation Niger…
02.28 / 00:51
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•As Jon, Ese make smooth exit The tension was not too intense in this week’s supposed ejection from the Big Brother Naija show, as no particular housemates were marked for possible eviction. Even when Bally and Ese were called out by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the others housemates were hopeful about their return. “Guys you’re coming back. It’s […] The post BBNaija housemates face second mock eviction appeared first on The Nation Nigeria…
02.28 / 00:51
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Movie producer, Kunle Afolayan, and actress Funke Akindele have been selected to host this year’sSons of Music Legend concert which will hold in few months time as plans are already going on for the second season of the show. Following the success of the first edition of the ‘Sons’ of Music Legends’, the organizers, Super Star […] The post Kunle Afolayan, Funke Akindele to host Sons of Music Legend appeared first on The Nation Nigeria…
02.28 / 00:51
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Celebrated Nigerian music producer, Cohbams Asuquo, has announced the release date for his debut album, For You. At a press conference held at Best Western Hotel, Ikeja last Friday, the artiste announced that the 14 track album will be released on Sunday, March 12. Cobhams hinted that there would be an exclusive album launch event at […] The post Cohbams to drop debut album March appeared first on The Nation …
02.28 / 00:51
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A professional dancer, Raymond Oluwafemi, last Friday emerged winner of the Etisalat BreakFree Competition, a 24-hour nonstop dance contest. With improvised flash-mob, music, and dance, the energy of the nigerian youth was put on display at Hardrock Café, venue of the competition. Shedding light on the essence of the show, Layi Onafowokan, Head of Youth […] The post Dancer wins Etisalat BreakFree competition appeared first on The Nation …
02.28 / 00:51
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HAVE you found the woman you should marry? While everyone is looking for different traits in their life partners, there are some essential traits you should seek, from empathy to consistency. These traits help you both to understand and love each other. Check out 9 signs she is the one you should marry. 1. She …
02.28 / 00:32
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YOU are busy. You have so many things to get done for your work and your life. You spend all day “doing” things and running around. Then suddenly it’s 6pm and you’re wrapping up for the day. And you think back and realize that you accomplished a grand total of 2 things that day. How did that happen? You…
02.28 / 00:32
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Jurgen Klopp warns players they are under the microscope after Leicester defeatLiverpool have now lost five of their last seven games across all competitionsGerman…
02.28 / 00:31
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  BY Agencies A top general in South Sudan has resigned, accusing President Salva Kiir and the national army leadership of pursuing a tribal agenda in the country. Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics in the Sudan Peope’s Liberation Army (SPLA), is the second highest-ranking officer to resign…
02.28 / 01:14
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‘Opposition trying to cause division between President and his vice’ The Presidency  yesterday described those hailing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and criticising President Muhammadu Buhari as enemies of the government who are trying to create division between the two topmost state officials. President Buhari has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19. He […] The post Presidency: Osinbajo is executing Buhari’s policies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria…
02.28 / 00:51
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In less than one week, the naira has gained over N85 against the dollar – thanks to the increased liquidity in the foreign exchange market. The currency exchanged for N430 to the greenback yesterday at the parallel market. It was N460 to the dollar at the weekend. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday released […] The post Naira gains more as CBN pumps in $180m appeared first on The Nation…
02.28 / 00:51
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The blame game continued yesterday in the troubled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A faction of the main opposition blamed the reopening of its national secretariat for Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff on the police, which it accused of taking sides. Besides, the party accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of having a hand in its […] The post PDP crisis: Makarfi warns of breakdown of law and order appeared first on The Nation…
02.28 / 00:51
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•Agency generates N14.8b in 2016 In another dramatic raid, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Command, has seized 9,000 bags of imported rice in a warehouse in a market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The Controller, Temitope Ogunkua, who vowed to stop illegal importation of goods, spoke yesterday at a briefing on the achievements […] The post Customs seizes 9000 bags of rice in Ibadan appeared first on The Nation N…
02.28 / 00:51
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The attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa have continued. The Nigerian community in South Africa said yesterday that another shop belonging to a Nigerian was looted in the latest xenophobic attack at Jeppestown,Johannesburg. The South African Police said no fewer than 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight, in the latest wave of looting incidents […] The post South Africa attacks on Nigerians, others continue appeared first on The Nation Ni…
02.28 / 00:51
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The following is chapter 2 of the historical novel, “Of Kings And Bandits” ________________________________________________________________ Mokria, a young Ethiopian boy, glanced at the Wehni Mountain whose top was covered in thick fog that made it invisible. He felt the cold bite his skin through the blanket he had slept on, which was now wrapped around…
02.28 / 00:44
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A MAN from Mzilikazi suburb in Bulawayo who was arrested last month for allegedly killing his mother after accusing her of bewitching his late daughter, has been freed on bail. Amadi Nyathi (39) appeared before provincial magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya facing a murder charge. He allegedly assaulted his late mother (name withheld) with a…
02.28 / 00:36
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