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Jubilation in NDU, as Dickson confirms VC

It was jubilation galore at the Niger Delta University, Ammassoma, Bayelsa State, as students and staff of the institution celebrated the confirmation of Prof. Humphery Ogoni as the substantive Vice Chancellor, VC, of the institution. Ogoni, who has been the Acting VC since 2012, edged out three other candidates in an interview and assessments held...
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C’River 2015: Group adopts guber aspirant

A youth front, Mainstream Group, yesterday said it has adopted one of the governorship aspirants, Legor Idagbor, to take over the mantle of leadership from Governor Liyel Imoke in 2015. Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the group’s coordinator, Steve Achine, said they resolved to put their weight behind the erstwhile commissioner for works because they...
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No To Forced Listing Of Companies

THERE are worrying signals that unless due caution is brought to bear, a law that will force some blue chip private companies to sell their shares at the Nigerian Stock Exchange may be enacted. Such a law is reported to be nearing the public hearing stage at the House of Representatives.The post No To Forced Listing Of Companies appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Politics

Why Buhari shouldn’t contest presidential election – APC Rep

One of the 37 Peoples Democratic Party defectors and Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Finance, Dr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, speaks on the forthcoming primaries of the party, among other issues. JOHN AMEH reports. Is the APC not worried by the various pro-Goodluck Jonathan groups holding rallies in support of the President’s second term ambition? Well,... [Read...
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Ondo PDP’ll oppose Mimiko’s takeover– Chairman

In this interview with OLUWOLE JOSIAH, the Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ebenezer Alabi, speaks about the planned defection of Governor Olusegun Mimiko and other matters How did you receive the news of Governor Mimiko’s plans to defect from the Labour Party to your party? Well, everybody has the... [Read...
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Akwa Ibom 2015: Akpabio’s rivals in disarray

Political foes of the outgoing governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Godswill Akpabio have many reasons for the beef they hold against him. But their disunity is a common problemThe post Akwa Ibom 2015: Akpabio’s rivals in disarray appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Business

NCDMB oil, gas parks to boost SME growth

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board is planning to spend over $10m on each of the proposed Nigerian Oil and Gas Parks which are geared to boost the manufacturing of oil and gas components. The executive secretary of the board, Mr.Ernest Nwapa, said this in an interview at the close-out ceremony of the Nigerian... [Read...
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Regulatory reforms improving Nigeria’s business climate — World Bank

The World Bank Group has stated that most states across Nigeria have continued to implement regulatory business reforms , with Cross River, Ekiti, Niger, Ogun, and Rivers making the biggest stride.The post Regulatory reforms improving Nigeria’s business climate — World Bank appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Terminal operators kick against amendment of Free trade zone Act

A group, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), has opposed the move by the Senate to amend the Act establishing the Oil & Gas Export Free Zone Authority.The post Terminal operators kick against amendment of Free trade zone Act appeared first on Vanguard News....
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High interest rate bane of SMEs development — Sen Oyofo
Ekiti Crisis: PDP Accuses CJ of Partisanship over Petition against Fayose
Presidency: Presidential Contest Still Open to All Parties
Presidency: Presidential Contest Still Open to All Parties
Fashola Holds Interactive Session with Guber Aspirants, Favours Shasore
Nigeria-China Trade Volume Rises to $11.76bn in 2014
Nigeria at 54: 500 Protesters Storm Abuja over President’s Silence on Chibok Girls
Courts’ Registrars, JUSUN Ask Judiciary to Submit Budget to National Assembly
Stray Bullet Hits Nine-year-old Girl
Changing Fortunes of Kaduna Pensioners
Shagari: Unscrupulous Politicians are Using Religion to Incite Northerners against Jonathan
Transcorp Hotels Launches N8bn Public Offer
FIFA Confers Legitimacy on Pinnick as New NFF Boss
Ogun Athletes Start Camping for Centenary Games Oct 7
Achimota Absent as Nigeria Marks Independence with Golf Kitty
Stakeholders Fault Toriola’s Snub from National Honours
Keshi’s Contract May Not Be Renewed
Victor Moses Tops Best African EPL Award
FG to Support Tanzania in Sports Development
MTN Int’ Polo 2014: Lintex/RTC Rule Kano as Rubicon Conquers Yola
Arik Air boss seeks 75% reduction in interest rate
Seafarers’ training will boost Nigeria’s GDP, says expert
FG to set new pre-shipment inspection for used vehicles
Oteh re-elected AMERC’s chairperson
EU, FG sign 15m euros electoral cycle financing support deal
We train journalists to promote professionalism in Nigeria –Citibank
Green Bonds to tap $100trn bond market for climate solutions

Sports

Foreign teams for Independence Rugby 7s

European, American, Botswana and South African teams will feature at the 2014 Independence Rugby 7s Tournament along with the winners from the South-West, South-East, the Northern and the South-South Rugby Leagues, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation said this in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday. The statement was signed... [Read...
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Serena set for Hopman Cup return

Serena Williams, the leading player in the WTA rankings, will return to the Hopman Cup mixed team event for the first time in seven years, when she teams with Jack Sock on the US squad, the tournament confirmed on Wednesday, Gulfnews reports. Williams, 33, last played in Western Australia in 2008. Sock, ranked 70th on... [Read...
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New NFF Board to take decision on Keshi

The decision to hire or fire out-of-contract Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi would be determined by the newly elected Board of the Nigeria Football Federation.The post New NFF Board to take decision on Keshi appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Fashion

Brandon Crawford grand slam powers San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants advanced to a National League Division series against the Washington Nationals, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0.
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Copa do Brasil Review: Mixed day for Robinho

Robinho starred before being sent off as Santos had a Copa do Brasil first-leg win on Wednesday, while two Serie B teams were edged.
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Jay-Z and Beyonce: Could Showbiz Couples Be Considering Buying French Football Club?

Jay Z and wife Bwyonce were in the stands with David Beckham at the Parc-des-Prince as PSG treated Barcelona to its first defeat of the season; looking quite ambitious for a football club ownership
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Diego Simeone delighted with Atletico Madrid
Besnik Hasi: Anderlecht not good enough
San Lorenzo beat Olimpo 2-0 in Argentine Primera Division
Happy 54th Independence Day! To Nigeria, Nigerians & All Our Friends
BellaNaija Weddings presents #AsoEbiBella – Vol. 57 – Independence Day Edition!
Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikubese celebrates Nigeria’s Independence Day with Patriotic Shoot
“Happy 54th Nigeria”! – Watch Sterling Bank Customers send Heartfelt Independence Day Messages
Happy Independence! Celebrate your Heroes Today with the #APlaceInTheStars Campaign | Watch Segun Arinze Nominate
Banky W sets a record on the cover of Complete Fashion’s October 2014 Issue
Sodas & Popcorn Movie Review: The Eqaulizer
Events this Weekend
Peter of Psquare Falls Of Stage During Performance.
Genevieve To Begin Online Sales Of Fashion Clothing
BN Bargains: Zokas Timeless Pieces Independence Day Sale
Wedding Scandal! Tongues Wag Over Kokoeba Ita-Giwa’s Real Mother… Groom’s Family Revolts
Tiwa Savage Rumoured Marriage Crisis Deepens, Unveils New Manager
Fred Amata Is Happy About My Marriage—Ibinabo Fiberesima
FASHION POLICE REPORT: Victoria Kimani is One Sexy Mamacita!
Of Course There Is Change- Joy Akosa
Peter Okoye: Psquare Singer Falls Off Stage While Performing [PHOTOS]
Fatherhood Excites Chris Attoh, Expresses More Respect For Women
My Husband Lies To Impress Me—Woman Tells Court
M.I Abaga: Rapper Unveils Album Release Date
Jarule, Ashanti Arrive Nigeria For Bovi
Boko Haram: 3 Terrorists Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison
Yvonne Okoro Goes On CNN
Rape: "How My Pastor Turned Me Into His Sex Slave" - Teenage Girl

Health

Injuries may raise chances of risky behaviour by teens

Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report. Both boys and girls were more likely to smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol and get poor grades after they endured a blow to the head that knocked them out for longer... [Read...
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Lifestyle before pregnancy may cut diabetes risk

Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest risk factor for diabetes during pregnancy (“gestational diabetes”) was being overweight or obese during pregnancy. Women who were obese before pregnancy... [Read...
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NIMR DG bags NANS Excellence Award

The Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah yesterday bagged the 2014 Achiever per Excellence Award of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS.The post NIMR DG bags NANS Excellence Award appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Entertainment

Project Fame winner, Olawale drops debut album

Winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 6, Olawale Ojo released his debut album on September 26, 2014.
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Instagram blocked in China

Online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service Instagram has been blocked in China.
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Omotola is a better actress than Genevieve – Charles Novia

Nollywood director, Charles Novia has waded in on the age long argument about who is better between actresses, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji.
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Technology

Nigeria @ 54: Why ICT deserves more

Although Information and Communication Technology, ICT, cannot be given much credit for securing Nigeria’s independence, it has most certainly played an indispensable role in sustaining the country’s political, economic and social independence.The post Nigeria @ 54: Why ICT deserves more appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Big Data, cloud’ll change business models, IBM boss

ALthough “Big Data” is gradually becoming the world’s largest resource, a range of new technologies from mobile, big data and cloud would transform business models and the way organizations in fast emerging markets like Nigeria use this information to engage their target markets and stakeholder base, the Country General Manager, IBM, Taiwo Otiti has said.The post Big Data, cloud’ll change business models, IBM boss appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Vodacom introduces Cloud Technology to tackle IT challenges

Vodacom Nigeria, has introduced Cloud computing which is a leading trend in today’s world because of it limitless ability to provide solutions to Information and Communicationb Technology, ICT, challenges.The post Vodacom introduces Cloud Technology to tackle IT challenges appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Etisalat bags two awards at Nigerian telecoms Awards
Five Nigerian interconnect carriers record 1bn minutes in WTL-VoIP switches
African startups fast-tracked by Microsoft’s second round of innovation grants
Investor networks to work towards pan-African Business Angel Network
50 physically challenged Nigerians benefit from ICT skills
There is a huge demand for Bitcoins in Ghana – Beam
Seven African Startups Fast-Tracked by Microsoft’s Second Round of Innovation Grant
Microsoft reveals Windows 10
KTN, NTV and Citizen back on StarTimes
MTN appoints new group executive for enterprise business unit
Uche Ofodile joins Tigo as CEO in DRC
MTN Business partners with City Lodge Hotel Group
Rwanda: Telecom revenues on the rise
Google challenges education institutions on quality app developers
Nigeria’s GSM subscribers now at 130m
Tigo DRC appoints new GM
Kenya’s NTSA launches new internet, mobile system to Modernize Road Transport Sector
10 steps to application transformation
MTN SA reduces roaming rates for Saudi Arabia
Shuttleworth wins R250m court battle against Sarb
Mteto Nyati makes a move to MTN
Dark Fibre Africa wins court ruling for fibre optic network
TruSpot Rolls Out Major Upgrade To Its Africa-Focused Music Social Network
Belgium’s SatADSL partners local companies for financial and school broadcasting services
GigaLayer offers a whooping 54% discount on all of its hosting plans
Nigeria to finish testing centre for Made in Nigeria satellite by 2015
SkyVision provides its satellite-based VPN to Nigeria’s Unity Bank

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