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Monday, 4 March 2013

Qantas passengers ill on overheated Australian plane

Qantas passengers ill on overheated Australian plane

File photo: Qantas plane in Sydney The Qantas plane was heading for Lady Howe Island

Pakistan bomb: Karachi standstill after Shias attacked

Karachi building bombed in Abbas Town 4 March At least 150 people were wounded by the powerful blast
The Pakistani city of Karachi is in mourning after a powerful bomb ripped through a mainly Shia Muslim area, killing at least 45 people.

The families fleeing Pakistan's militant infighting

Mohammad Saeed and family Mohammad Saeed (far right) and his family had to flee their homes on foot

Mohammad Saeed and Mumtaz Gul from Pakistan's north-western Khyber tribal region are the latest statistics on Pakistan's swelling chart of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

New York baby is delivered after car crash kills parents

New York baby is delivered after car crash kills parents

Emergency workers at the scene of the accident in New York. The cause of the accident is being investigated
A New York couple expecting their first child have been killed in a car crash on their way to hospital, but the unborn baby survived the accident.

Lab bids to combat species smuggling

Ivory Conservationists say only a sophisticated and intense campaign will help stop the slaughter of species
The latest forensic science is being harnessed in a bid to combat the international crime gangs killing and smuggling endangered species.

Paris chefs kickstart a horsemeat gastro-trend

Recent headlines about horsemeat have led Europe's consumers to give some "beef" products a wide berth - but horse has long been enjoyed in some European countries. In Paris, fashionable chefs have actually been putting it back on their menus. So will more diners now be jumping for the horse tartare?

Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age

Automated aircraft The X-47B unmanned aircraft - it could in future fire without human intervention

South Africa dragging death: Eight police due in court

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega: "The behaviour displayed in the video... is to be abhorred"

Kenyans go to the polls in crucial election

Kenyans line up to vote in a general election in Nairobi, Kenya on
 Monday 4 March 2013 In the capital Nairobi, voters rose early to stand in line, some of them chanting "peace"

SEC Board to Meet with NSE, Trade Groups over Capital Market

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SEC DG, Arunma Oteh
By Goddy Egene
Members of the board of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will tomorrow meet with the council and management of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and leaders of trade groups in the Nigerian capital market as part of efforts to reposition the market for better performance.

Accountants Harp on Job Creation for Economic Growth

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has advised governments and private sector operators to initiate policies that will lead to job creation.

Papal Vote Preparations Start in Earnest at Vatican

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Vatican City , Rome

(Reuters) - Preparations for electing Roman Catholicism's new leader begin in earnest on Monday as the College of Cardinals opens daily talks to sketch an identikit for the next pope and ponder who among them might fit it.

KPMG: Nigeria Among World’s Four Major Investment Destinations

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President Goodluck Jonathan
By Kunle Aderinokun
Nigeria has been ranked as one of the four major investment destinations and growth areas in the world.
According to KPMG, one of the world’s foremost audit, financial and tax advisory firms, Nigeria’s newfound status followed the disappointing returns recorded by the BRICS, with the exception of China.

CPC Seeks Action on Report on Election Violence

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Muhammadu Buhari
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has asked the Federal Government to implement without delay the findings of the  panel on post election violence in the country.

Fashola Gives Conditions for Reopening Ladipo Market

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

By Gboyega Akinsanmi
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) Sunday agreed to re-open West Africa’s largest auto-spare part market, Ladipo Market on the ground that traders “take a lead in its clean-up exercise and sign undertaking not to trade roadside and on the canal".

2015 Elections: Opposition Lawmakers Optimistic on APC Victory

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National Assembly
Two opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives have expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress ( APC) will make a remarkable impact in the 2015 elections. 

South-east PDP Slams Okorocha over Poor Performance

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Governor Rochas Okorocha
By Christopher Isiguzo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-east zone yesterday took a swipe at what it described as the “consistent tirade” of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State against the party, and asked the governor to focus on governance and leave frivolities.

Aregbesola: Political Violence, Money Politics Bane of Credible Polls

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola
  • Zoning negates principles of democracy, says Ayoade
By Gboyega Akinsanmi
The Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has identified a spiral culture of political violence and money politics as the bane of credible elections since democratic transition in 1999.

Eight Houses Sink into Holes in Bayelsa

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By Segun James
In what represents a major threat to life,  eight houses suddenly got swallowed up in holes that caved  in at the weekend in Okoloba community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Kalu: Orji Remains a Political Neophyte

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Orji Uzor Kalu
  • Calls for release of arrested ABSU students
A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has described his successor, Chief Theodore Orji, as a political neophyte despite attempts to intimidate him (Kalu).

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