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Ramires banned, Mourinho awaits fate

The Football Association has handed Chelsea midfielder Ramires, a four-match ban after he accepted an FA charge of violent conduct, during the Blues’ 2-1 loss to Sunderland.The Brazilian hit Black Cats’ midfielder Sebastian Larsson in the face, in an incident which referee Mike Dean failed to spot and will now miss the remaining games of this season.“Chelsea midfielder Ramires has ... Read More »

BONO, BILL GATES PAY TRIBUTE TO OKONJO-IWEALA AND DANGOTE …AS THEY ARE NAMED IN TIME 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

Two Nigerians, Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and African Richest Man, billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote have been named among the 100 Most Influential People in the world by the popular Time Magazine. The list released by the international news magazine features a diverse people categorized as Titans, Pioneers, Leaders and Icons. While Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was named in the ... Read More »

ARRESTED HERDMEN CONFESS MEMBERSHIP OF BOKO HARAM

Is the picture above that of the arrested Fulani herdsmen or not? That is the question asked  by many people as a statement credited to the Director Defence Information, Major general Chris Olukolade hit the media yesterday evening. Olukolade’s statement which was to inform Nigerians that a group of Fulani herdsmen arrested from a camp in the Wukari Area of ... Read More »

OGUN POLITICIAN BATTERS WIFE TO PULP

Easter Sunday is a day that many Christian families celebrate and enjoy  the resurrection of Christ, for others, it just a day to lounge at home and have some alone-time with family and friends, but that was not the case in the home of top politican, Bashorun Bayo Awosanya. Sources said it was on this very important of days that ... Read More »

FACE 2014 Award Holds In Atlanta USA

This year’s Festival of Arts And Culture Exhibition Award (FACE Africa ) scheduled to hold in Atlanta Georgia USA which will showcase Nigeria’s cultural heritage and tourism has been aptly described as the ‘Giant of Africa’ and the heart of Africa for a good reason. It is richly endowed with ecological and cultural resources, which are of universal recognition from threads of ... Read More »

JONATHAN APPLAUDS BUHARI’S CALL FOR UNITY AGAINST TERRORISM

President Goodluck Jonathan has applauded the frank call days back by former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for national unity against terrorism in the country. In a statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan believes that the position taken by Gen. Buhari in an article ... Read More »

Lupita Nyong’o is People magazine’s Most Beautiful person

Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine has revealed.   The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.” For the 31-year-old Mexican-born Kenyan actress, it’s a story that largely came to light during awards season as she collected trophies at every turn for her ... Read More »

JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE CHANGES BRAND IDENTITY

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is transforming, and to show its serious regarding the  new direction of its operations, it launched a new logo yesterday. JSE statement revealed that its new brand demonstrates the bourse’s identity as a modern African marketplace that connects investors to growth opportunities globally. The JSE’s logo and colour palette moves to a bold black, white and ... Read More »

Rivers promises free education for Chibok’s female students who escaped Boko Haram

Governor Rotimi Amaechi

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers on Wednesday said his administration was ready to enroll the female students who escaped from abductors in Chibok in Borno last week into its free education scheme. Amaechi made the pledge in Port Harcourt at the opening ceremony of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014. He said the government had completed seven new model secondary ... Read More »

Benzema gives Madrid slender Lead

The France international poked home Fabio Coentrao’s cross in the first half for the only goal of the game to inflict only a second defeat in the competition for Pep Guardiola’s side, and his first as a coach at Santiago Bernabeu. Bayern bossed possession but failed to create many meaningful chances, and Madrid could have won more comfortably had Cristiano ... Read More »