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House Applauds Voting by Nigerians in Diaspora, Parleys in Ireland

House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora has hailed the Federal High Court ruling which granted Nigerians abroad the rights to vote. In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa, Chairman of the Committee, said the House was glad about the ruling. “The …

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University of Benin rated best in Nigeria

BENIN—University of Benin has been rated the best University in Nigeria by World Webometric Ranking of Universities just released. This is the second time the university has emerged as the best university in Nigeria within the last two years. UNIBEN was ranked 68 among African Universities, followed by Obafemi Awolowo …

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Stockbrokers woo FGN over falling stock market

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has sent a position paper to the Federal Government urging the President Umaru Yar’Adua government to intervene in the persisting meltdown of the Nigerian stock market. The stockbrokers’ action is apparently informed by the persisting meltdown in the Nigerian stock market.   A source …

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Obama shares concern on Zimbabwe with President Motlanthe of South Africa

Earlier today President Obama spoke with South Africa’s President Motlanthe.  President Obama emphasized the importance of South Africa’s leadership role as a strong and vibrant democracy in Africa.    The two leaders discussed their shared concerns about the situation in Zimbabwe.  The President noted that South Africa holds a key …

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President Yar’Adua’s daughter Weds State Governor

It was a gathering of who is who in Nigeria during the recent wedding of the President’s daughter to one of the States Governors. This would be the second wedding of the President’s daughter to a state Governor. Yar’Adua gave out his daughter, Nafisa, in marriage to Bauchi State Governor, …

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Yes We Can; Welcome Mr. President

He could probably be described as the most charismatic, charming, brilliant, energetic and youthful president America never had. President Barack Obama has been sworn in as the 44th President of the United States at the 56th classic inauguration Ceremony in the history of the greatest country in the world. President …

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THE INAUGURATION: THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF USA

Washington DC – As anticipated, thousands of people converged in Washington DC to witness the historical inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America. They braved frigid temperatures to be part of history. You could see the excitement on the faces of both inhabitants and visitors as …

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US Airways Pilot Becomes Instant Celebrity

NEW YORK – The pilot who guided a crippled US Airways jetliner safely into the Hudson River — saving all 155 people aboard — became an instant hero Thursday, with accolades from the mayor and governor and a fan club online. The pilot of Flight 1549 was Chesley B. “Sully” …

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