Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sterling rescues Manchester City with late equaliser against Everton

Raheem Sterling came on rescue a 1-1 draw for Manchester City by scoring an 82nd-minute equaliser against Everton in their opening Premier League home game on Monday. Wayne Rooney put Everton ahead with his 200th Premier League goal before Manchester ...

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NCAA downscale FirstNation’s certificate of airworthiness; gives reasons

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says it has downscaled the Certificate of Airworthiness of FirstNation Airways as a scheduled operator to a non-scheduled operator over alleged violation of safety procedures. Muhtar Usman, the Director-General of the agency, told journalists ...

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Read Ezekwesili, ECA and HURIWA’s responses to Buhari’s broadcast

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast as a ‘missed opportunity’. Ezekwesili stated this on twitter less than two hours after the President addressed the ...

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Barcelona attacker Abouyaaqoub, killed by police

Barcelona Attacker

Spanish authorities revealed that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected “Barcelona attacker” (driver of the vehicle that killed 13 people in Barcelona), has been shot and killed. He was wearing what looked like an explosive belt at the time, police said. Earlier ...

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World Bank monitoring team ranks Edo high on Transparency, job creation

World Bank

The World Bank Implementation Support Team, monitoring the implementation of State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) projects in the Niger Delta region, has ranked Edo State high on transparency and job creation for youths. The leader of the support ...

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GTBank holds Football Development Camp for students and coaches

Top financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to sponsor 40 outstanding young talents discovered at its football tournaments as well as 60 school coaches on an all-expense paid intensive player development and coach-training programme tagged “Camp GTBank.” Camp ...

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Total solar eclipse experienced across the U.S.

Solar Eclipse

The moon has completely blocked out the sun’s rays in a rare total solar eclipse over North America. The total eclipse, centred in a 100-kilometer-wide band stretching across 14 states, was first visible in the U.S. in Madras, Oregon in ...

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U.S. warship collides with Tanker near Singapore; sailors missing

Ten sailors are missing after a United States warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said. According to the Navy, this is a second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in ...

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Nigerian banks sacked 8,663 people between Jan and June

The National Bureau of Statistics has released data showing that 8,663 people were “sacked” by Nigerian banks between January and June 2017. When broken down, the data shows that an average of 360 people have been sacked every week from ...

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Buhari writes National Assembly, informs lawmakers of resumption of duty

Spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, say his principal has written the National Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his return from a 103-day medical vacation in London and his subsequent resumption of duty. The president signed the letter of ...

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