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Ten persons quarantined in Nigeria over Ebola scare

Published in News
Friday, 09 October 2015 06:47

Medics at an Ebola quarantine site Photo: EPA/AHMED JALLANZOABUJA - Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a patient with Ebola-like symptoms in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, officials said on Thursday, a year after the country was declared free of the deadly disease.

Enyama quits Super Eagles

Published in Sports
Friday, 09 October 2015 06:37

Vincent Enyeama Credits Getty ImagesABUJA - Nigeria’s most capped international Vincent Enyeama has quit international football after a meeting with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Belgium on Thursday.

Malusi GigabaHome Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on thirdsay asked foreign students studying in South Africa to stay on after graduation.

“We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. We are developing proposals in this regard which we will announce soon‚” he said in a prepared speech to an International Students Dialogue on International Migration in Johannesburg on the date.

Ajulo and Onovo CREDITS Punch NigeriaPresident Muhammadu Buhari during the week shifted public discussion on the polity to the ministerial list he submitted early in the week to the senate. The President submitted the list of the would-be ministers to the senate for screening four months after he was elected.

Nigeria's ex-Oil Minister- Diezani Allison-MaduekeIndications emerged yesterday that former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, and four other people arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the United Kingdom yesterday will be tried in London.

Late reports from London yesterday said Allison-Madueke and the four other suspects were released on bail pending their arraignment in a London court on Monday on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at a raidOperatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos have arrested a Nigerian grocer based in Pretoria, South Africa with 3.920kg of substances found to be methamphetamine.

Boko Haram suspected in Abuja's twin bomb blasts

Published in News
Saturday, 03 October 2015 05:04

The site of a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomb attack at a market in Maiduguri in June. Photograph: Jossy Ola/APTwo bomb blasts ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Friday, including one target hit twice before by Boko Haram, after separate strikes in the northeast that killed at least 21.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) warned of casualties from the simultaneous explosions in Kuje and Nyanya and likened the explosives used to those in areas worst-hit by the six-year insurgency.

Maxwell-011BET Experience Africa will be making its first movement in Africa with a crowded entertainment festival, which will take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

CansGZ Industries Ltd. of Nigeria plans to expand into South Africa with the construction of a 1 billion rand ($71 million) factory, becoming the second beverage-can maker after Nampak Ltd. to have operations in the country. Nampak shares fell the most in four months.

A female Nigerian school child holding a Nigerian flag during her school march past to commemorate Nigeria at 55“October 1st is a day for joy and celebrations for us Nigerians, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in because it is the day, 55 years ago; we liberated ourselves from the shackles of colonialism and began our long march to nationhood and to greatness.