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No Single Case of Ebola in Nigeria

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu  Wednesday released an update on the status of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria. Chukwu said “as of today, the total number of confirmed cases of EVD in Nigeria stands at nineteen (19), fifteen (15) in Lagos, four (4) in Port Harcourt. “The total number of deaths from EVD in Nigeria stands at seven ... Read More »

Bafana Bafana Holds Nigeria To A Draw

Nigeria‘s poor run continued with a 0-0 draw against South Africa in Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying on Wednesday. Pressure is sure to mount on Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi as they followed a shock 3-2 home loss to Congo on Saturday with another uninspiring performance. The defending African champions have now won just one of their last 11 matches and ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Emir Denies Fleeing Palace

Chief John Elias, spokesman of the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa in a statement made on Wednesday in Yola during a press briefing denied the reports. Chief John Elias said that the Emir, who is state Amirul Hajj left Mubi on Sunday for Yola to attend a meeting to prepare for the 2014 Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. He said: ... Read More »

Explosion rocks Bayelsa estate

An explosive went off at the Okaka Estate, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Tuesday causing panic among the residents. Although nobody died, one person was reportedly injured. The Nation gathered that the device exploded at the Road 6 of the estate at about 11am shortly after the morning rain. The explosion was said to have occurred from an old blue Nissan ... Read More »

Boko Haram hits Defence chief’s town

Scores of insurgents were killed yesterday following their invasion of the university town of Mubi, Adamawa State. Attempts by the insurgents to hit Vimtim,  Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh’s village, were repelled by troops. Another report late last night said Boko Haram insurgents may have captured the village. But the military launched a counter offensive in ... Read More »

Sunny Ofili Did Not Deserve To Die-Governor Uduaghan Wails

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has expressed his anger and frustration at the untimely death of Mr. Sunny Ofili, his Special Advider on ICT, declaring that the 46 year-old did not deserve to die. Fighting back tears as he spoke at an emotional funeral service at the Dominion Christian Centre, he noted that he was angry because Sunny’s death ... Read More »

Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji In Secret Meeting with Tinubu Over Guber Ticket

As the battle for who replaces Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, SAN gathers momentum, insiders have revealed that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji weeks back held a secret meeting with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Los Angeles, USA. Thelightnews.com sources stated that Tinubu, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, who is ... Read More »

The Real Reason For The Oyakhilome Divorce

By: Kunle Aderinokun  Facts have emerged at the weekend that the ground on which Pastor Anita Oyakhilome is seeking to divorce her husband, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the President of Believers’ Love World Inc., popularly known as Christ Embassy, is not adultery but on behaviors that suggest that she cannot ‘reasonably be expected’ to  live with him. There had been media ... Read More »

Jonathan, Chadian President to meet over terrorism

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

To forge stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism in the region, President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena, Chad on Monday for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby. The talks in Ndjamena, according to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, follow their discussions in Nairobi last week on ... Read More »

Serena Williams wins 18th Grand Slam title

The third straight and sixth overall US Open crown for the 32-year-old American, her 18 career slams put her into a tie with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth place on the all-time list. Failing to get beyond the last 16 of the year’s first three slams, Williams sailed through the US Open without dropping a set, finishing off ... Read More »