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UK falls below top-20 in global school league table

For the first time, the UK does not make the top 20 in any subject, in international tests taken by 15 year olds in maths, reading and science. Shanghai in China is the world’s top performing education system, in the Pisa tests run by the OECD think tank. Within the UK, Scotland outperformed England at maths and reading, but Wales ... Read More »

Yaya Toure wins BBC African footballer of the year 2013

Yaya Toure with BBC's Peter Okwoche

The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure who had been nominated in each of the past four years is the BBC African Footballer of the The Year 2013. Toure who is also in the running for the Glo/CAF Awards African Footballer of the year, beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa to this year’s ... Read More »

Oshiomhole employs “Go and Die “ Widow

Oshiomhole employs “Go and Die “ Widow

Following a barrage of criticism, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has offered employment to the widow, Mrs Joy Ifije, whom he upbraided, penultimate week, and whose goods were seized by men of the State War Against Indiscipline for obstructing the Mission Road in the state capital, Benin. The Governor who announced the job offer to the woman, in addition ... Read More »

Imoke suspends commissioners, aides for shunning HIV/AIDS event

Imoke suspends commissioners, aides for shunning HIV/AIDS event

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has suspended seven Commissioners and thirteen Special Advisers for shunning an HIV/ Aids event that was held in the state capital, Calabar. In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Mike Anniah, yesterday the reason given for the action was their failure to attend a world HIV/AIDS event which included ... Read More »

Elumelu’s good news to Transcorp sharholders

Elumelu’s good news to Transcorp sharholders

You will recall that your Company recently raised additional capital, through a Rights Issue, in order to accelerate our bold growth strategy. I am writing  to thank you for your support and  to report that we are already seeing the first fruits of our plans to deliver value. Significant recent successes include: • The acquisition of the 1000MW capacity Ughelli ... Read More »

Three Nigerian cards fraudsters arrested in Ghana

Three Nigerian cards fraudsters arrested in Ghana

Three Nigerian cards fraudsters arrested in Ghana Three Nigerians who allegedly cloned visa cards and unlawfully withdrew money from the bank accounts of several individuals have been arrested by the Cantonments District Police in Accra, Ghana The suspects, Tony Anderson, businessman; Seun Okhon, Student, and Kelvin Benedict Aesida, a car dealer had illegally withdrawn a total of GH¢22,450 (About N1.6 ... Read More »

Willie Obiano receives certificate of return

Willie Obiano receives certificate of return

It was a case of joy unlimited for Chief Willie Obiano, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Candidate in the just-concluded Anambra Gubernatorial elections as he was presented his Certificate of Return by Nigeria’s Independent Electorial Commission (INEC) in Awka.   Chief Willie Obiano, the Anambra Governor-elect, on Monday, received Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ... Read More »

Nigerian International Pop Star Oritse Williams (JLS) Celebrates His Birthday at South African Restaurant, Shaka Zulu in London

Nigerian International Pop Star Oritse Williams (JLS)

JLS birthday boy, Oritse Williams, took some time out from the band’s farewell tour rehearsals for a birthday treat with his mother Sonia, girlfriend Aimee Jade and seven close family and friends, at London’s popular South African-themed restaurant, Shaka Zulu.   Aimee surprised Oritse with a birthday cake to make it a memorable 27th birthday. The couple who have been ... Read More »

Herbie Hide, Nigerian world boxing champion jailed in UK …for selling cocaine

Herbie Hide, Nigerian world boxing champion

One-time World Heavyweight Champion, Herbert Okechukwu Maduagwu popularly known as Herbie has been jailed by the Cambridge Crown Court for selling cocaine. The boxer who lives in Long Lane, Bawburgh near Norwich fell for sting operation by Sun on Sunday Reporter, Mazher Mahmood and was sentenced to 22 months in prison after admitting conspiracy to supply the class A drug. ... Read More »

Zenith Bank PLC wins Nigeria’s bank of the year

Zenith Bank PLC wins Nigeria’s bank of the year

Zenith Bank has been adjudged the Bank of the Year in Nigeria by The Banker magazine, a publication of Financial Times of London.   The award ceremony which celebrates the achievements of the world’s leading financial institutions was held at the Intercontinental, Park Lane and it was attended by captains of the banking and finance industry. Receiving the award on ... Read More »