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AU calls for 7500-strong force to fight Boko Haram

New Vision - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Nigerian refugee listens to the radio at a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Baga Sola. The refugees arrived in the camp after the attack by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Baga.

Egypt military targeted in deadly Sinai attacks

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎27 minutes ago‎
At least 26 people have been killed in series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Authorities say a car bomb detonated outside a military base in El-Arish and mortar rounds were also fired at a military hotel, a police club and ...

Afcon heads into knockout stage

SuperSport - ‎4 hours ago‎
At least one of the leading contenders for the Africa Cup of Nations title will be eliminated at the weekend when Algeria meet the Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals.

Malaysia completes a third of undersea search for MH370

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
A woman writes a message on a dedication board for victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 airliner and the missing Flight MH370, in Subang Jaya.

FG Alerts Nigerians On New Bombing Methods of B/Haram

Daily Trust - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Federal Government said it had uncovered plans by insurgents to use cobblers a.k.a. shoe shiners and livestock to bomb public places.

Igbo Youths Condemn Attack On President Jonathan

Vanguard - ‎3 hours ago‎
OWERRI -- Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths rose from an emergency meeting in Owerri, yesterday, condemning the recent attack on President Goodluck Jonathan's convoy in Bauchi and Katsina states by irate youths, re-affirming their total support for the re-election ...

Kashim Shettima Kicks Against Election Postponement - ‎11 minutes ago‎
administrator in Borno state if election is postponed in the state should have a rethink, as there is no constitutional provision for that in the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.

Dramat's suspension referred to Mbete

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The police minister's request to have suspended Hawks head Anwa Dramat removed from office has been referred to the speaker of Parliament.

South Sudan's Machar Rejects Regional Deal Amid Sanctions Threat

Bloomberg - ‎9 minutes ago‎
(Bloomberg) -- South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar rejected a solution “imposed” by East African leaders to try and strike a power-sharing deal with President Salva Kiir, Machar's spokeswoman said.

S.African private school firm denies race segregation charges

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A popular South African private school firm on Friday denied charges of racially segregating classrooms, saying it sometimes separates children based on culture, a policy that has provoked public anger 20 years after the ...

Mugabe set for AU leadership? - ‎2 hours ago‎
As the African Union (AU) holds its summit in Addis Ababa today, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is widely expected to take over as chairperson of the continental body.

Seven injured in shoot-out in busy Johannesburg shopping mall - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Seven people have been injured after gunmen stormed a busy Johannesburg shopping centre armed with AK47 assault rifles and pistols and sprayed bullets at cash-in-transit guards.

Malaysia Airlines MH370 declared accident; Taliban claims attack killing 3 ... (blog) - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Rescue workers climb out of the wreckage of a maternity and children's hospital Thursday amid one of several temporary evacuations as firefighters monitor the leaking gas tanker that caused the explosion in Cuajimalpa on the outskirts of Mexico City.

King Salman is friend of India, says Indian diplomat

Business Standard - ‎16 minutes ago‎
India is looking forward to having stronger relations with Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman, who is a friend of India like King Abdullah, said Indian Consul General B.S.

Taliban claim deadly Kabul airport attack - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Afghan armed group owns up Kabul airport shooting that killed three US contractors and an Afghan man. 30 Jan 2015 07:12 GMT | War & Conflict, Asia, Afghanistan, Drawdown, NATO.

MarketsGreek bond yields fall as Tsipras meets lenders

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Greek bonds and equities have continued to recover from the bruising tumble that followed the election of the radical left Syriza party last weekend, even as new prime minister Alexis Tsipras prepares to meet with representatives of eurozone finance ministers ...

N4.69tn generated from taxes in 2014 – FIRS

The Punch - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Federal Inland Revenue Service said on Thursday that it generated N4.69tn from taxes for the Federal Government in 2014. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the FIRS said in its Quarterly Revenue Report issued in Abuja that the figure surpassed ...

N125b Atuche's fraud trial adjourned

WorldStage - ‎10 hours ago‎
WorldStage Newsonline-- The trial of a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB, Mr. Francis Atuche over N125 billion fraud has been adjourned till February 27, 2015.

WhatsApp for Android Gets a Free Desktop Version, iOS Users Left Out

The Fuse Joplin - ‎21 hours ago‎
This giant instant messaging application, which was recently acquired by the giant social media website Facebook, has more than 700 million users across the globe.

Gates working on Personal Agent project with Microsoft

Phys.Org - ‎41 minutes ago‎
"Hi, Reddit. I'm Bill Gates..." Like Elon Musk, like Larry Ellison, like Larry Page, certain names draw immense numbers wanting to know what's on their mind, from barbecue-sauce tastes to actual work.

Nollywood: Few Days To Muna Obiekwe's Burial, More Stories Are Being Told

Osun Defender - ‎16 hours ago‎
From some of the sad posts that Muna's colleagues posted on their various social media accounts, it was made known that the actor, who is survived his wife and children, died after he could not afford the fee the Nigerian health care was demanding.

D'banj: Artiste explains why he is bringing Amber Rose to Nigeria

Pulse Nigeria - ‎1 hour ago‎
The sexy model Amber Rose will be in Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate the kick off party of D'banj's 10th anniversary tour. Published: 1 minute ago; Esho Wemimo.

Agent Mino Raiola drops Fifa presidency bid - ‎Jan 29, 2015‎
The Hague: Dutchman Mino Raiola on Wednesday dropped plans to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa's presidency, throwing himself behind the nationally-endorsed bid of fellow countryman Michael van Praag.

'Neymar will have problems for his whole career' - ‎16 hours ago‎
Neymar's style of play will cause him problems for the entirety of his career, according to Atletico Madrid midfielder Cani. Neymar scored twice in an ill-tempered affair at the Vicente Calderon as Barcelona won 3-2 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate to reach ...

It is public vs scientists when it comes to views about climate change

Pioneer News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A recent poll showed that the general public's views are vastly different from scientists, regarding issues like the role of people in causing climate change, the safety of genetically modified food, and evolution.

Fast winds cause delay in Launch of NASA Satellite

West Texas News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The launch of NASA satellite has been postponed due to high speed winds. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft which is designed to detect the moisture content in land surfaces was scheduled to launch on January 29.

Chickens you can count on

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Italy - Chickens are able to count, a study has claimed. Freshly hatched chicks know the difference between numbers. And, just like us, they count from left to right, it found.

Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas: study

Business Standard - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to researchers from India and the US.

Mouth of the Beast: spectacular nebular caught in detail for first time by Very ...

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
A huge cometary globule known as the “mouth of the beast” or “God's hand” has been pictured in better detail than ever before by the Very Large Telescope.

Bird Flu Spreads to 11 States

Daily Trust - ‎1 hour ago‎
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, yesterday said fours more states have been affected by bird flu, bringing the states affected to 11.

NMA Calls on FG, Security Agencies to Intervene as JOHESU Attacks on ... - ‎4 hours ago‎
Abuja - The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Thursday called on the federal government and security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and environs to quickly intervene and prevent the ugly attacks by the Joint Health Sector Union ...