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Youth fund receives President, Executive approval

Abuja –  The Ministry of Youth and Development is working to establish the National Youth Development Fund through a bill President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Executive Council have approved. Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna, said the National Youth Development Fund was a bid

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Messi will be worlds best paid – Barca president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that Lionel Messi will become the world’s highest paid footballer once negotiations over his new contract are finalised. The four-time World Player of the Year has a contract with the Catalan giants until 2018, but Bartomeu said talks were on-going with

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US sending more troops, aircraft to hunt Ugandan warlord Kony

President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony. Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending “associated support personnel,” and a “limited number” of

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Diezani jet scandal: Reps to hire aviation expert

The House of Representatives gave indications on Sunday that it would engage the services of an aviation expert to assist in the investigation into the alleged N10bn expenditure on a private jet by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The chartered aircraft is

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President Says Pope Francis to Visit Nigeria

Nigeria’s president says Pope Francis is promising to visit Africa’s most populous nation. A statement from Goodluck Jonathan’s office doesn’t give any timing for the visit proposed when Jonathan met the Roman Catholic leader at the Vatican on Saturday. It says they discussed poverty alleviation

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55 killed as Tiv youths and Fulani Herdsmen clash in Benue

It was a bloody afternoon yesterday March 23 in Benue state as some youths of the Tiv tribe clashed with suspected Fulani mercenaries in the state, leaving 55 people dead. The communal clash which is reported to be about land matters happened at Gbajimba, the