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  • Two female suicide bombers on Monday struck in two separate locations within the Kano metropolis, killing three persons and injuring several others.

    Monday’s incident came barely 24 hours after a similar incident occurred.

    The first of the day’s attacks happened at the Nigeria National Pe...


  • By Ela Rose: Letting Go
    By Ela Rose: Letting Go As I sit here writing this, it seems like the words never really can come together, I haven't written a post since because I have been thinking of the right ways to put this. In any case, I have decided to write it the way it has been flowing through my head. My post today is about setting the captive in your mind free, because I have realized that we all hold various grudges in mind or resentment for one…
    Written on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:49 in Parliament
  • By Ela Rose: Colors, colors, colors
    By Ela Rose: Colors, colors, colors Colors, colors, colors. The more you see, the more you want to see. But when it comes to choosing your wedding colors – the unique palette that will bring together your choice of flowers, bridesmaids dresses and table linens – the possibilities can start to become a bit overwhelming.Choosing Wedding ColorsIf you haven’t yet finalized your choice of colors, the key is to choose just ONE color to begin with. It could be your favorite color, like purple or pink,…
    Written on Friday, 20 June 2014 23:00 in Parliament
  • By Obinna Akukwe: Another Nyanya Bomb Blast! Traffic Hold-Ups and Politically Cursed Residents
    By Obinna Akukwe: Another Nyanya Bomb Blast!  Traffic Hold-Ups and Politically Cursed Residents Bomb blast in Nyanya again, few meters from the spot of the earlier blast. Just last week I had warned in a piece titled ‘Nyanya Bomb Blast-Ttraffic Hold-Ups and Politically Cursed Residents ‘ that the traffic holdups experienced by Nyanya residents due to clueless military checkpoints is a security risk. Of course government and security agents failed to listen to the voice of reason until another blast sent at least 40 persons (according to eye witnesses) unprepared to either heaven…
    Written on Saturday, 03 May 2014 00:56 in Parliament


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  • 19-year-old Iheoma Nnadi wins MBGN 2015 contest
    19-year-old Iheoma Nnadi wins MBGN 2015 contest South Africa-based Miss Akwa Ibom, Iheoma Nnadi, on Friday night, in Yenagoa got crowned as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria for the year 2014. Nnadi topped the 30 contestants who represented 30 Nigerian states at the event, which was held at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Through this feat 19-year old, Nnadi, who also won the N3 million prize money, and a saloon car, will represent Nigeria at the Miss World beauty pageant holding in the United Kingdom later in the year. Miss Edo, Queen Celestine, 22, emerged first runner-Up and Miss Kwara, Chinyere Adogu, 21, was the second runner-up. Miss Edo also won the ‘Miss Amity’ prize and will represent Nigeria at the ‘Miss Universe’ beauty pageant while Miss Kwara, who also won the ‘Miss Charismatic’ prize, will also represent Nigeria at the ‘Miss Tourism’ beauty pageant later this year. Other winners were Miss Kogi, Erica Nlewedim, 20, who won ‘Miss Photogenic; Miss Delta, Fortune Woko, 23, winner of ‘Best Traditional Costume’ and Miss Gombe, Precious John, 22, adjudged the ‘MBGN Model 2014’. The event that was organised by the Silverbird Group was themed “The Art of Beauty”. The contestants first appeared on stage in their…
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  • IMF predicts modest growth for Angola
    IMF predicts modest growth for Angola The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted a modest growth for Angola's economy this year. IMF, in a statement Tuesday, said Angolan real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2014 would be a moderate 3.9 per cent. According to the World Bank, the economy of Africa’s second biggest oil producer grew by 5.1 per cent in 2013, below the hoped for 7.1 per cent. The IMF statement was issued after its mission visit to the southern African country for two weeks. The mission was led by Mr Ricardo Velloso, the IMF Chief for Angola. According to IMF the reason for the restrained growth was the slow expansion in agricultural output and the temporary drop in oil production during the first half of the year The oil industry, producing more than 2 million barrels per day, still dominates the Angolan economy. Rough diamonds Though indications of diversification were positive, oil production continued to account for approximately 50 per cent of Angola’s GDP, 80 per cent of the government revenue and 95 per cent of the country's exports. Angola has over the years had one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Real GDP growth has fluctuated since the end of…
    Written on Friday, 18 July 2014 13:11 in Business and Economy Read 348 times

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