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Deadly Suicide Attack At Yemen Defence Ministry Leaves 29 Dead, 70 More Injured

The BBC reports that a series of attacks at Yemen’s defence ministry have left at least 29 dead and more than 70 hurt, officials say. The report says a suicide car bomb blew up at the gates of the complex in Sanaa’s Bab al-Yaman district, at the entrance to the[Read More…]

The Economist: Gentlemen In Northern Nigeria

By G.P AS THE sun sets in Kano, a city in northern Nigeria, four men shoo goats and chickens off a three-walled court modelled on a space on the side of the chapel at Eton, the English boarding school. Stripping down to immaculate white vests, the men bounce around for a game of[Read More…]

Tara Fela-Durotoye Makes The 20 Young Forbes Power Women List In Africa 2013

This generation of young African women is the most ambitious yet. They are eager to build industries, reform societies, save lives, rewrite history, and transform the continent. Forbes announced its annual “20 Young Power African Women” list illuminates the brightest stars and Africa’s most outstanding female game changers. We enlisted a[Read More…]

Hackers Steal Two Million Passwords from Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo And Facebook

By Samantha Murphy Kelly / Perkins Abaje   According to new techie report hackers have stolen about two million usernames and passwords from 93,000 websites, including Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo and LinkedIn social media platforms.Cyber-security firm Trustwave mapped the unethical breach to a server located in the Netherlands. According to[Read More…]

Kano Pillars To Buy Enyimba Captain And Striker, Ahead Of Next Season

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Kano Pillars, side seeks to lure Enyimba striker, Chinedu Udoji but reports say the Aba club might refuse to sell one of their key players to their immediate rivals. Coach of the Kano pillars who doesn’t want to be mentioned said the club side[Read More…]

Abuja Airport Temporarily Shut Down Over Runway Mishap

A statement from Joe Obi, the Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah reveals that a Saudi Arabian B747 cargo aircraft landed in Abuja last night and swerved at the maneuvering area of the runway. “The aircraft then ran into a maintenance area of the runway and[Read More…]

Babangida Aliyu: From Nationalist To Northern Irredentist?

By John Ainofenokhai When I read the news report a few days ago credited to Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu that he would release very soon, a list of 400 northerners that the presidency plans to bribe to secure 2015 elections in almost all the newspapers, it was clear that the[Read More…]

D’banj, Sean Tizzle, Vector, Efa, Seyi Shay & Others Raise Their Glasses Of Henny

Here are some pictures from the shoot of the official video of the 2013 Hennessy Artistry theme song titled ‘Raise Your Glasses’ performed by GOOD Music artiste, D’banj now known as Banga Lee . The video was directed by Matt Maxx with cameo appearances by Sean Tizzle, Seyi Shay, Vector,[Read More…]

Internet Firms Step Up Efforts To Stop Spying

By NICOLE PERLROTH and VINDU GOEL When Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, recently announced the company’s biggest security overhaul in more than a decade, she did not exactly receive a standing ovation. Ordinary users asked Ms. Mayer why Yahoo was not doing more. Privacy activists were more blunt. “Even after[Read More…]