Dolphin drowned by Ocean Boys

31 January 2011 The four-point lead of table-topping Dolphin in the Nigeria Premier League has been cut to only a point after they crashed 2-0 at Ocean Boys Sunday. Second-placed Sunshine Stars defeated Lobi Stars at home 2-0 and are now within a striking distance of Dolphin. Dolphin have 27 points from 13 matches, while Sunshine Stars are a point…

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Pirates stay on top

31 January 2011 Orlando Pirates retained their place at the head of South Africas Absa Premiership standings with a comfortable 2-0 away victory over Free State Stars on Saturday afternoon. The Buccaneers found themselves under some pressure coming into the game after Ajax Cape Town had leapfrogged into pole position with a 2-0 defeat of Moroka Swallows on Friday evening,…

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Marwa implores Nigerians to support INEC

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The gubernatorial candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mohammed Buba Marwa, over the weekend, obtained his voter’s card at his Michika hometown in Adamawa State where he called on Nigerians to support the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Nigerian envoy to South Africa, with his voter’s card in his hands, told citizens of the state of voting age…

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Robbers attack general hospital in Delta

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About 12 suspected cult members reportedly invaded and robbed patients at the Agbarho General Hosptal located on the outskirts of Agbarho, a quiet town in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State last week. The hoodlums entered the hospital premises through the back of the hospital. Behind the hospital are about six acres of land, mostly used for farming.…

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Mimiko aide dies while reading newspaper

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Tragedy struck in the camp of the Ondo State chapter of the Labour Party yesterday when one of the leaders of the party, Yesiru Oladele, died after becoming unconscious while reading a newspaper at his Ijapo residence in the Akure metropolis. Mr. Oladele who was until his death, the chairperson of the Ondo State Local Government Service Commission, died around…

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NEXT movie star winner hits it big

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Still basking in the euphoria of winning the 2010 Next Movie Star reality television show, Akio Precious Ilami is now squaring up to the busy life of an accustomed actress. For the past four weeks, the 20-year-old University of Jos Linguistic student, alongside other housemates in the recently concluded popular television show, has been on the location of Dormitory 8,…

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Burundi annual inflation falls to 6.5 percent in 2010

Burundi’s annual inflation rate dropped to 6.5 percent last year from 10.5 percent 2009 thanks to lower food costs, but prices will likely rise again in 2011, the country’s statistics board said on Friday. “Prices of food products were generally low in 2010 compared to 2009,” said Elie Ndiririkirirenza, head of the price index at the Institute of Economic Studies…

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Kenyan sugar firm Mumias H1 profit down 22 percent

Kenya’s biggest sugar miller, Mumias, forecast an improved second half after six-monthly pretax profit fell to 1.18 billion shillings from 1.52 billion because heavy rain disrupted cane deliveries. Production in the six months to the end of December 2010 fell to 113,521 tonnes from 123,183 tonnes while sugar sold was down 7 percent to 108,110 tonnes. Earnings from the sale…

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Tanzania’s top-grade coffee rises to all-time high

Tanzania’s top-grade coffee fetched an all-time high at this week’s auction as the harvest of high quality supply dwindled, traders said on Friday. The price of benchmark grade AA coffee rose to $339.80 per 50 kg bag from $338.00 per bag at the last sale on January 20. “The prices recorded at this week’s auction for premium grade coffee are…

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Barca write more history

31 January 2011 Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side made more history at the weekend when they equalled the record number of successive league wins held by arch rivals Real Madrid. A Lionel Messi brace and a Pedro Rodriguez strike sealed Saturday's 3-0 win at Hercules - their 15th victory which drew them level with a 50-year-old record held by the great…

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SuperSport stutter in ACL

31 January 2011 South African champions SuperSport United made heavy weather of it, but defeated Lesotho side Matlama FC 2-0 in their African Champions League preliminary round, first leg, in Polokwane on Saturday. Second-half goals from Jabulani Maluleke and Tebogo Langerman give Matsatsantsa the advantage going into the second leg, which will be played in a fortnight's time. The winner…

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Ekiti set up mobile courts for environmental sanitation

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The Ekiti State government has concluded arrangements to set up mobile courts to prosecute flouters of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise The state governor, Kayode Fayemi disclosed this at Oye Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of the state while monitoring the environmental exercise in the state over the weekend. He noted that people of the state did not comply…

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Aspirant declares Abia North a ‘disaster area’

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The Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) Senatorial candidate for Abia North, Jerry Eze, has decried the non-development of the area over the years. He said that in spite of the fact that the area was strategic to the development of the state it has not witnessed commensurate development. Mr Eze told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ohafia, Abia, that…

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Thousands decamp to Saraki’s party

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The fortune of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) in Kwara State received a boost over the weekend with the defection of thousands of members from Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to its fold. The ACPN is the new political platform for the strongman of Kwara politics; Olusola Saraki, the father of the…

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The Future Awards announces winners

Winners of this year’s The Future Awards were announced yesterday at a well attended ceremony which took place at Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos. The list covers 21 different categories. Actor of the year Mercy Johnson – Winner Ini Edo Uche Jumbo Best use of advocacy Muyideen Salau – Winner Orode Uduaghan Tola Sunmonu Best use of science Debo Olaosebikan…

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