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Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013'

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan's security services says. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi told the BBC's Afghan Service that Mullah Omar had died of health problems at a hospital in Pakistan.

Yar'Adua canceled sale of refineries, refunded Dangote's $750m – Obasanjo

The Punch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has explained that the sale of two of the nation's oil oil refineries had been concluded before he exited office in 2007, saying his successor, the late Umaru Yar'Adua, reversed the sale due to “pressure”.

APC: Buhari Will Deliver Change to Nigerians

Bella Naija - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state, Alhaji Usman Danmadamin-Isa, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver the change he promised.

Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon seeks closer partnership against Boko Haram

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
YAOUNDE: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Wednesday in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbors and strengthen cooperation against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Palace Shut As Sympathisers Troop to Confirm News On Ooni - ‎2 hours ago‎
Following media reports of the passing of the Ooni of Ife, O Okunade Sijuwade, sympathisers on Wednesday morning, trooped to his palace to confirm the development.

Nigeria to raise ₦195bn in T-bills

BusinessDay - ‎1 hour ago‎
Federal Govt. plans to sell ₦195.17Billion ($981 million) worth of 3-month, 6-month and 1-year Treasury bills on August 5, the central bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Wednesday.

Senate postpones screening of Service Chiefs, sets up C'tees

BusinessDay - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The Senate has set up three out of 57 Standing Committees for smooth running of legislative business, pending the constitution of 54 other committees.

Reactions trail FG's ban of 113 oil vessels

Daily Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
Reactions to President Muhammadu Buhari's directive banning 113 crude oil vessels from doing business in the country's 27 oil terminals have been reverberating among industry stakeholders.

We Did Not Deny Former First Lady Access To VIP Lounge – FAAN

Leadership Newspapers - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday said reports that former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan was denied access into the VIP lounge at the airport in Port Harcourt recently were lies drawn from a misleading and mischievous news ...

FG ready to work on judicial and justice sector reforms - Osinbajo

DailyPost Nigeria - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed federal government's readiness to work on judicial and justice sector reforms.

Cecil the lion: Zimbabwean hunter and farmer appear in court - ‎6 hours ago‎
A professional hunter who assisted Walter Palmer in killing Cecil the lion will appear in court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday. Theo Bronkhorst, the Zimbabwean founder of Bushman Safaris, is accused of poaching.

Quarter of Kenya's state budget unaccounted for -auditor general

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
NAIROBI (Reuters) - About a quarter of Kenya's 1.6 trillion shilling ($16 billion) budget cannot be adequately accounted for, the country's auditor general said, days after U.S.

SA needs new visa approach as tourist numbers fall, says minister

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has singled out new visa regulations as the cause of a "worrying drop" in foreign visitors to the country.

Nkandla: Name-dropping is common if you want to get things done, says Nhleko

News24 - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has dismissed correspondence that claims that President Jacob Zuma gave the instruction for police housing to be converted as part of the president's household.

Amnesty - Ijaw Youth Council, Others Hail Buhari On Boroh's Appointment - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some Niger Deltans have hailed the appointment of Paul Boroh, a retired Brigadier General, as the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme and Special Adviser on Niger Delta to the President.

Envoy denies TPPA factor in trafficking upgrade

Sentinel Republic - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Thailand, a key U.S. ally, whose relations with Washington have cooled since a military coup last year, said it “strongly disagrees” with the decision to keep it on the lowest ranking.

Calais migrants: Theresa May calls for 'urgent' security upgrade as 1500 try ... - ‎31 minutes ago‎
... • Eurotunnel says 1,500 migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel • Sudanese migrant dies in new assault as Calais crisis continues • Theresa May chairs meeting of Government's Cobra committee • She urges security upgrade and says 'number of migrants' ...

Reps ask Buhari to make public Jonathan's handover report

BusinessDay - ‎5 hours ago‎
Members of the House of Representatives on resumption from a two-week have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to publish the handover report transmitted to by his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan in the official gazette of the federation.

Arbitrary Tariffs: Reps To Probe Electricity Distribution Companies

Leadership Newspapers - ‎3 hours ago‎
The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate what it termed, “exploitation of consumers by Electricity Distribution Companies in the country.

Nigeria-UK capital markets project targets increased capital flows

BusinessDay - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Nigeria-UK Capital Markets Project, a collaborative initiative of the Emerging Capital Market Taskforce (ECMT) in both countries, is working to shore up confidence in Nigeria's capital market as well as ensure increased capital flows between ...

Nigeria spent $2.1billion on rice import in 3 years CBN governor

World Grain - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday said the Federal Government spent 2.41 billion dollars on rice importation between January 2012 and May 2015.

Customs Service assures compliant rice importers

News24 Nigeria - ‎5 hours ago‎
Lagos - The Nigeria Customs Service has allayed any fears among rice importing companies following the sealing off of warehouses of some defaulting importers.

Microsoft: Windows 10 rollout to put heavy strain on worldwide web traffic

Pulse Nigeria - ‎2 hours ago‎
Windows 10 has already hit the 10Tb/s mark spread out over several CDNs, but its still only the first several hours of launch. Published: 2 minutes ago; Folarin Okunola.

Econet Zimbabwe may be offering the cheapest data bundle in Africa at 1GB for $1

TechCabal - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bargain hunters rejoice. Econet Zimbabwe is now selling 1GB of data for $1 and 3GB for $2. Those are the new prices of the Econet Dream Data Bundles that were introduced last month in the Zimbabwe.

How to Install Windows 10 in 2 Easy Steps

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft's Windows 10 is out Wednesday. That means the clock is now ticking for current users of Windows 7 and up, who will have one year from today to take advantage of Microsoft's free upgrade offer.

Nokia to make virtual reality camera for movie industry

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nokia is developing a virtual-reality capture device that can record 360-degree views and "3D audio". The Ozo features eight camera lenses and eight microphones on a spherical-shaped body, from which a handle protrudes.

Popular Raggae Singer, Majek Fashek Admitted

NAIJ.COM - ‎Jul 28, 2015‎
Popular Nigerian-born reggae singer, Majek Fashek, has been admitted at a rehabilitation centre in Abuja. Majek Fashek. According to Premium Times, the talented singer who inspired a lot of youth in and outside the country in the eighties and nineties ...

I'm Getting Married Soon-Tonto Dikeh - ‎9 hours ago‎
Unless hackers are at it again, Nollywood controversial actress and singer, signed to DB Records, has let the cat out of the bag that she's getting married soon.

Bisi Alimi writes 'If there is anything like Hell Fire it is down in Nigeria ...

Bella Naija - ‎1 hour ago‎ Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi is known for sparing no words when it comes to voicing his thoughts and in a recent post on Facebook, he talks candidly on why he's done with Nigeria as a country.

Multichoice Unveils With New Affordable DStv Compact Bouquet

Entertainment Express - ‎13 minutes ago‎
To demonstrate its consumer responsiveness, leading pay TV company, MultiChoice Nigeria with a revamped DStv Compact bouquet. The all new Compact bouquet comes packed with over 95 world class channels including access to its flagship on demand ...

LMC holds midseason seminar for NPFL clubs - ‎5 hours ago‎
The League Management Company (LMC) have perfected plans to engage all Nigeria Professional Football League clubs for an important seminar in Abuja on Thursday with a view to bringing out the best in them ahead of the league second stanza which ...

Falcons, Dream Team Jet Out for Crucial Qualifying Games on Thursday

Information Nigeria - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Players and officials of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, and the U-23 National Team will fly out of Nigeria on Thursday for their crucial second legs in pursuit of 2016 Olympic Games tickets.

Nigeria seeks links with Germany

BBC Sport - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nigeria are seeking to forge closer links with Germany to try to revive the country's soccer fortunes and help the national team's development.

Get a Replacement for Enyeama's exit, Rufai tells Oliseh

Naija247news - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has told newly appointed coach, Sunday Oliseh to have a standby goal tender that will step into the shoes of current number one Vincent Enyeama.

The incredible teamworking skills of ANTS: Leaders and lifters coordinate to ...

Daily Mail - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Ants have phenomenal strength, and are known for lifting many times their own body weight when bringing food home to the nest. And sometimes they must work together to transport big chunks of food in an operation that seams to require coordination.

A Blue Moon Is Coming This Friday

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
Blue moons aren't actually blue, but they are as rare as the saying goes. The second full moon in a month is commonly referred to as a blue moon—we had a full moon on July 2, and we'll have another this Friday on July 31—but there's a more ...

Listen to the Earth sounds NASA recorded for aliens

Washington Post - ‎39 minutes ago‎
It's now easier than ever to enjoy the audio summary of life on Earth that NASA sent out into interstellar space. SoundCloud cookie policyCookie policy.

The Nation's Capital Is Sinking — Literally - ‎51 minutes ago‎
While some might say the heart of U.S. politics is sinking in a figurative manner, scientists say it's doing so quite literally.

In Abia, Barber Dies After Drinking 20 Sachets Of Gin In A N500 Bet - ‎6 hours ago‎
A barber identified simply as Chuks has died after consuming 20 sachets of gin in a N500 bet with a woman. The middle-aged man, said to be married with a child and lived along Ngwa Road area of Aba, Abia State.

20-year-long study links diabetes with TB

Techie News - ‎9 hours ago‎
A two-decade-long study has concluded that there is a strong link between diabetes and TB with diabetes patients much more likely to contract TB and their non-diabetic counterparts.

Diabetic? This is the biggest mistake you're making

Hindustan Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
If you are diabetic, you cannot afford to miss the findings of this research. According to a new study, diabetics who skip breakfast may have elevated blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Tattoo video shows how 3000 puncture wounds per minute result in permanent inking

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tattoos have been a part of human culture for thousands of years, and they don't seem to be going away any time soon. Chances are that you or someone you know has one - whether it represents something meaningful or serves as a reminder of a drunken ...
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