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Oando pays ConocoPhillips another $25mn »

Oando Energy Resources has paid another $25million dollars to US oil company, ConocoPhillips, as part of the moves to acquire the ConocoPhillips assets in Nigeria. The payment was a fulfilment…

April 18, 2014, 2:00 pm / No Comment / Read More »
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Total discovers oil in Cote d’Ivoire offshore »

French oil giant Total on Thursday announced the discovery of oil in Saphir-1XB exploration well in the deep offshore west of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. “Drilled in an abrupt…

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CFAO to open vehicle assembly plant in Nigeria »

French automobile manufacturer, CFAO Automotive Group, said in Abuja that it was making necessary logistic arrangements to begin vehicle assembly operations in the country. A statement by the National Automotive…

April 17, 2014, 9:36 pm / No Comment / Read More »


World Bank gives Bauchi $50m education grant »

Pupils of Central Primary School, Zadawa, Bauchi State

The Bauchi State Government said it accessed 50 million dollars (N8.5 billion) grant from the World bank for the improvement…

April 18, 2014, 11:53 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Okon Uya, ex-NECON chairman dies »

Okon Uya

A former chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, during the Babangida era, Professor Okon Uya, is dead. He…

April 18, 2014, 11:26 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Student arrested for swindling WASC exam candidates »

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has arrested a 20-year-old student for swindling candidates participating in the ongoing 2014 May/June…

April 18, 2014, 6:27 am / No Comment / Read More »

Abducted school girls: Nigeria’s military say they goofed »

Nigerian director of defence information maj-General Chris Olukolade: accepts army goofed

Nigeria’s military authorities have acknowledged that they goofed over their statement that all but eight of the 129 abducted school…

April 18, 2014, 12:34 am / 14 Comments / Read More »

LASU lecturers set to go on strike »

•Dr. Nasir Fagge Isa: ASUU President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Chapter, has threatened to go on strike at…

April 17, 2014, 10:54 pm / No Comment / Read More »

APC aids and abets terrorism – PDP »

•Metuh: Blasts APC again

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of aiding and abetting terrorism in the country…

April 17, 2014, 9:48 pm / 20 Comments / Read More »

Tennis: Ferrer knocks out Nadal in Monte Carlo »

Ferrer: beats Nadal again

David Ferrer defeated world number one Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in a hotly disputed quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. Nadal has won the tournament a record eight times although he lost last year’s championship match in straight sets against Serbia’s…

April 18, 2014, 2:07 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Suarez, five others nominated for Player of Year award »

Ecstatic Gerrard after slotting in the winning goal

Liverpool trio of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and captain, Steven Gerrard have all been nominated for the Player of the Year. The nominations also include Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Southampton’s Adam Lallana. Hazard and Sturridge are also nominated for the…

April 18, 2014, 1:17 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Wawrinka defeats Raonic to reach semi-finals »

Stanislas Wawrinka

Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka have reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 victory over Canadian Milos Raonic. Wawrinka, who got into the quarter-final when Spain’s Nicolas Almagro pulled out with a foot injury, will wait for a weekend…

April 18, 2014, 12:35 pm / No Comment / Read More »


Refresh, Revitalise »

Sharon Jane Akinyemi

By Sharon Jane Akinyemi How important is your health? What amount of money would you be willing to pay to buy health if you could?…

April 16, 2014, 11:51 am / No Comment / Read More »

Slow But Dreadful »

Sharon Jane Akinyemi

What is it that healthy people don’t have? Perhaps first and foremost, they don’t have major degenerative diseases-cancer, heart trouble, crippling arthritis, osteoporosis , mental…

April 2, 2014, 10:17 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

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National Justice Idris Kutigi: Confab chairman

Confab dissolves into 20 Committees

The plenary session of the National Conference in Abuja drew to a temporary close on Thursday as delegates get set to move into committee sessions when they return from the Easter break. The list of 20…

April 18, 2014, 7:04 am / Read More »
World President Marzouki: a great example to follow

Tunisian leader takes massive paycut

Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki announced on Friday his decision to voluntarily take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as “critical.” “We are facing a financial and economic…

April 18, 2014, 4:15 pm / Read More »
Editorial Editorial

Missing Aviation Minister

More than two months after Stella Oduah, the Minister of Aviation, was sacked, there has been no one to replace her and Nigerians are beginning to say the absence of a new minister is a big…

April 17, 2014, 12:00 pm / Read More »
Opinions •Nigerian soldiers on an operation

News Analysis: Big blow on Nigeria’s military

By Bayo Onanuga Skeptics of Nigeria’s military campaign against the murderous Boko Haram gunmen in Nigeria’s northeast now have a smoking gun to prove that all is not well with the campaign. Almost daily, Nigeria’s military…

April 18, 2014, 9:14 am / Read More »
Body Confidence by Sharon J. Akinyemi Sharon Jane Akinyemi

Refresh, Revitalise

By Sharon Jane Akinyemi How important is your health? What amount of money would you be willing to pay to buy health if you could? Would it be worth a million naira to you? It’s a…

April 16, 2014, 11:51 am / Read More »
My Thoughts by Stella Damasus Stella Damasus


A young girl from my women and young girls mentoring club (Adiva), sent me a long e-mail lamenting about people around her community and some of her friends. She did not understand why no one ever…

June 5, 2013, 2:29 pm / Read More »
Music •Kefee

Kefee Returns From The US

Funsho Arogundade Eight months after, Nigerian Gospel music star, Kefee, is back from the United States. The Branama star returned to the country last week. P.M.NEWS Entertainment Cafe learnt that Kefee and her husband, Teddy, travelled…

April 17, 2014, 11:45 am / Read More »
Concerts & Events •2face on stage

2Face, Olamide, Phyno, Others Storm Umuahia

Funsho Arogundade It will be an extra special Easter this weekend for music fans as 2Face, Olamide, Phyno, Kcee and Mr. Raw storm Umuahia, Abia State for the fourth concert of the Star Music Trek 2014.…

April 17, 2014, 11:50 am / Read More »

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