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Today In History - 19th of April

Saturday April 19, 2014 the 108th day and 16th week of 2014, there 257 days and 36 weeks left in the year.  Highlights of today in world history...

 

 

 

 

1897 First Boston Marathon held

On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.

The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first
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Wukari Residents Ask For More Troops to Stem Crisis

Some residents  of Wukari local government area of Taraba State yesterday called on the state and federal government to deploy more security operatives to quell the crisis in the area.

Residents lamented that the numbers of security personnel deployed to the area at present was grossly inadequate compared to the vastness of the town.

They said despite the 24-hour curfew imposed on the town, some evil-minded people have continued to unleash more mayhem on innocent people especially in areas where there is no security presence.

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Armed Robbers Shoot Man, Snatch N4m

Two armed robbers have shot a businessman on his legs before snatching his N4 million in Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

The man reportedly cashed a cheque in a bank and was going to Alaba International Market where he wanted to buy some goods for sale when the incident occurred.

An eyewitness who identified himself as Raheem said, the victim explained that the two bandits operating on a motorcycle probably trailed him from the bank.

Raheem said immediately the businessman alighted from a mini-bus and was searching for a motorcycle, the ho
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Politics

Drumbeats of disunity at PDP’s unity rally

The ‘Unity Rally’ by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-East last week exposed the cleavages within the party, writes Ozioma Ubabukoh Days after President Goodluck Jonathan visited Enugu State for the Peoples Democratic Party ‘Unity Rally’ held in Enugu, the state capital, some residents are still counting their losses while... Social Score: 0
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Confab: Stop engaging governors, concentrate, delegate tells Jonathan

THERE was a mild drama on Wednesday at the National Conference when President of the Court of Appeal and a delegate representing Katsina State, Justice Mamman Nasir urged President Goodluck Jonathan to see himself as a leader, who should swallow insults and stop engaging state governors in war of words

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Rivers: Aggrieved APC members hold parallel congresses

Some aggrieved members of the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have held a parallel ward and local government congress to protest alleged injustice and discrimination in the party. The aggrieved APC members, who emerged from Legacy party, said they demanded for ten percent membership into positions at the ward, local government […]

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Business

Ahmed, Saraki Preach Love, Peace, Stability


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Fayemi Charges Nigerians to Emulate Virtues of Christ


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SON proposes jail term for substandard product importers

The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has said the agency plans to review the punishment for those found guilty of importing substandard products into Nigeria. Odumodu stated this shortly before the commencement of the South-West leg of the organisation’s Zero Tolerance Campaign in Ibadan on Tuesday. He said the campaign team would […]

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Sports

World Cup 2014: Eagles, will fall flat, says Bosnia coach

While Nigeria and Iran football officials are thinking about winning their opening game of the 2014 World Cup on June 16, Bosnia-Hezergovina coach Safeg Susic has different views of who qualifies from the group F, he has tipped his country and Argentina to go through.

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Sports, tool for national unity, rebranding — Danagogo

The Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tamuno Danagogo has identified sports as a veritable tool for re-branding Nigeria’s image, boost national unity, serve as a bridge builder as well as foster peaceful co-existence in the country.

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NFF charges Falcons on 2014 AWC

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has challenged the Super Falcons not to rest on their oars as they prepare for the African Women Championship qualifiers

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Fashion

First Lady Donates Medical Items to Nyanya Bombing Victims

Dame Patience Jonathan…, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, today Friday 18th April 2014, donated medical items to hospitalised victims of the Nyanya bombing. The unfortunate incident which reportedly claimed over 75 lives, occurred on Tuesday
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Miss Nigeria 2013 Ezinne Akudo visits Victims of Nyanya Bomb Blast

Ezinne Akudo, Miss Nigeria 2013…, visited hospitalised victims of the Nyanya bomb blast today Friday 18th April 2014 at the Maitama District Hospital, Abuja. Ezinne and her team, brought provisions, toiletries and fruits. She also took time to
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Jude Okoye Sparks Rumours that He is Splitting with P-Square

Jude Okoye, the older brother and manager of P-Square… is sparking a major break-up rumour. He took to Twitter to state “After over 10 years of hard work, it’s over. (I) Am done.” Although he didn’t state what he
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BN Video Premiere: Iyanya – Away
Soft & Feminine Fashion! View Emerging Label WanniFuga’s Debut Collection
Find Out All About Dencia’s “Intimate” New Product
Florida Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox Video Games
Celebrate Luxury at LSA Company Nigeria’s Online Store Launch & Exhibition!
Uti, Majid & Julius Agwu Battle in the Kitchen for Yvonne Okoro – Watch!
Actor/Model Chris Okagbue covers John Legend’s “All Of Me”
Best Friend vs. Girlfriend/Wife – Who Gets the Front Seat?
Idris Elba Welcomes Son, Winston
BN Cuisine with Dooney’s Kitchen: Good Frejon
BN Beauty: Adanna of Adanna & David Shares her Foundation & Eyebrow Routine
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MBGN 2013 Anna Ebiere Banner to Make Acting Debut in “Super Story”
Freedom Is…Lola Rae, Alexx Ekubo, Gbenga Akinnagbe & Amal Fashanu for Blanck Digital’s 2nd Issue
Miss Universe Ghana 2013 Hanniel Jamin Sues Organizers
Terry G: Nigerians Don’t Appreciate Good Music, My Madness Is A Brand
Artistes, Who Prefer To Have Their Names On The License Plates Of Their Cars, Had Better Watch It
The Power Of Marriage, PSquare On The Verge of Breaking Up???
Actress Uche Iwuji Mourns Dad
Nollywood ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’
Artiste Yemi Alade Out With ‘Tangerine’
The day I had to slap my dad - Actor Femi Adebayo
Banky W, Others Recreate Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie
Nigeria Honours Femi Otedola’s Daughter As Nigeria’s Tourism Ambassador
Entertainment Industry Begins Sacking Of Clients & Signing Of New Talents

Health

Our Pains are prolonged by myths —Goitre patients reveal

The ancient Badagry town is synonymous with the role it played in the annals of West Africa and particularly Nigeria’s history. From the era of slave trade till date, when it was put under Lagos state, the ancient town has always been relevant in the scheme of activities in the country.

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With colic, every cry is not an emergency

Since she was born she has been like this. We have tried all kinds of things. Many people have advised me to use some drugs. Some say it is the tummy. Others say it is the navel and yet more recommend drugs and concoctions like bitter kola water.

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When there are no toilets

What do you do when you are pressed and there are no toilets around? How do you cope when your bladder is full to bursting and there is nowhere to go for relief? Searching around for a WC and finding none just when you need one most could be a traumatic experience.

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Entertainment

I didn’t do any secret wedding — Kefee

Nigerian music star, Kefee, is back from the U.S. She returned to the country last week after about eight months away. Kefee and her husband, Teddy, traveled out last year to pursue courses in video production and directing at the Chicago Access Network TV.

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I ‘ll marry soon, says Liz Anjorin

Popular Yoruba actress, Liz Anjorin has dropped a bombshell, declaring that she will get married any moment from now.

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MBGN 2013 winner debuts in Superstory

Superstory, Nigeria’s most watched TV drama, in its tradition of showcasing the best of talents will be starring Anna Ebiere Banner, MBGN 2013 winner, in a major role in its upcoming season titled “Too Blind To See”. The beauty queen’s first foray into Nollywood, would be hitting your TV screens on Thursday, April 25.

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Technology

MTN One World: Browse abroad, feel at home

PICTURE this: It’s the holiday season and you’re having the time of your life in a luxurious location outside the country. You want to tweet to your friends back home and tell them about your awesome experience, so you pick up your smart phone. Suddenly, a text message alert dampens your holiday spirit. Your data usage has expired, it reads. And you simply want to fly back home, and give your service provider a piece of your mind!

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