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ISIS Executes Japanese Hostage, Demands Exchange of Prisoner with Other Captive

ISIS Executes Japanese Hostage, Demands Exchange of Prisoner with Other Captive

The Islamic State group said Sunday it executed one of two Japanese hostages it has been holding, in an apparent beheading branded “outrageous and unforgivable” by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The claim comes a day after the release of a video announcing the murder of security contractor Haruna Yukawa by the jihadist group which has beheaded five Western hostages ... Read More »

Gusau Did Not Attend Katsina College With Buhari- PDP

Gusau Did Not Attend Katsina College With Buhari- PDP

Presidential Campaign Organisation, PCO of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, declared as false media report that the Minister of Defence, General Aliyu Gusau said that General Muhammadu Buhari passed his Cambridge/WASCE examination in 1961 and that they attended Katsina College together. In a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Strikes as US Secretary of State Visits

Boko Haram Strikes as US Secretary of State Visits

Boko Haram fighters on Sunday overran a strategic town in northeastern Nigeria and seized a military base, as Secretary of State John Kerry pledged further US support against the militants. The Islamists captured the town of Monguno in Borno State, which lies about 125 kilometres (80 miles) north of the state capital Maiduguri, which was targeted in a simultaneous dawn ... Read More »

CEO of House of Tara, Tara Durotoye on CNN African Voices today

CEO of House of Tara, Tara Durotoye on CNN African Voices today

Tara Fela-Durotoye, Chief Executive Officer of Africa’s leading beauty brand, House of Tara – iconic for setting up the first make up studio and establishing Nigeria’s first make up school in 2004 – will today be profiled on CNN’s African Voices, a weekly show that highlights Africa’s most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who are shaping ... Read More »

New Saudi king pledges continuity

New Saudi king pledges continuity

King Salman vows to continue predecessor’s policies as he makes key appointments hours after king Abdullah’s death. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has pledged continuity and moved to cement his hold on power, shortly after becoming the new king following the death of his half-brother King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. King Abdullah died early on Friday aged about 90. He was ... Read More »

Fayose Bullies Buhari Again…

Fayose Bullies Buhari Again…

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has once again launched another attack on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, over the recent attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign convoy in northern part of the country. Fayose warned that the PDP would “no longer tolerate any orchestrated attack on President Jonathan and supporters of the Peoples ... Read More »

2015: UN Warns Against Violence- Vanguard

2015: UN Warns Against Violence- Vanguard

The United Nations (UN) has cautioned Nigerians and political parties’ supported to desist from act that is capable of causing violence in the forthcoming general elections. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, who made the remark in an interview with journalists during his courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb Aminu ... Read More »

Bizarre: Jonathan Promises To Create Unemployment #Video

Bizarre: Jonathan Promises To Create Unemployment #Video

Perhaps by accident; perhaps by heart, Nigeria’s president is seen in this video promising to create unemployment for the nations abundant, jobless youth. This is even as unemployment has been one of the major problems bedeviling the country with over 40 million Nigerian youth remains jobless. Read More »

#DidYouKnow There is a Titanic Hotel??? (See Photo)

#DidYouKnow There is a Titanic Hotel??? (See Photo)

Remember the big ship that got wrecked by an iceberg and eventually sank? Or rather, do you remember Jack and Rose? Got you there right? Well, the hotel, Titanic, is in a resort in Turkey and it was built into an epitome of the original Titanic ship that sank… The hotel is actually ontop of water… See photos below:   Read More »

No Delay Needed for Election Says INEC

No Delay Needed for Election Says INEC

The head of Nigeria’s electoral body on Friday maintained that elections set for next month will still take place, despite concerns about whether voter cards will be distributed in time. Nigeria’s national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, told a conference in London on Thursday that the February 14 poll should be delayed to ensure that registered voters received their cards. But the ... Read More »

Naira Hits N208 to the Dollar at BDCs, Black Market

Naira Hits N208 to the Dollar at BDCs, Black Market

The Naira on Friday depreciated against the dollar as it traded at N208 from the N191.50 it sold for on Monday, Jan. 19. The rate has made the naira to lose N16.50 within five days. The CBN’s website, however, put the Naira against the dollar at N167.50, while the Pound sold for N253.20 and the Euro stood at N193.89S. The development has resulted ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Set for Final Onslaught

Boko Haram: Army Set for Final Onslaught

The Nigerian military has finalized plans to conduct a “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of Boko Haram terrorists in parts of the North East to the boarders of neighbouring countries. International media and satellite images suggest that areas presently under Boko Haram occupation could already be as large as Belgium. Competent sources disclosed to PRNigeria in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Buried in Riyadh (See Photo)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Buried in Riyadh (See Photo)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has been buried at the El-Ud public cemetery in Riyadh. Earlier on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb joined the leaders of Gulf Arab states for the funeral prayer at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque. Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa ... Read More »

Chibok: What Really Happened Last April

Chibok: What Really Happened Last April

Despite coming from a poor home in the desperately poor village of Jajeel in Borno State, Hannatu Ishaku, 16, always had big dreams. As early as when she was 10, she promised herself that she would be the first lawyer from her village, something that made her parents happy. Today, however, her parents’ happiness has evaporated because Hannatu’s bold dream ... Read More »

An Open Appeal Letter To Former President Olusegun Obasanjo By Gimba Kakanda

An Open Appeal Letter To Former President Olusegun Obasanjo By Gimba Kakanda

Dear Sir, I don’t know where, and how really, to begin this without coming out as yet another cultural dissident. For once, perhaps because of my recognition of your heightened illusion of patriotism, the temptation to ask an elder to shut up, is no longer resistible. I want, dear Sir, for the sake of everything sane, and also for the ... Read More »