Monthly Archives: July 2012

David Beckham reveals his hopes for his enduring legacy when the final whistle blows

By J J Anisiobi PUBLISHED: 18:04 EST, 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:59 EST, 31 July 2012 He is one of England's greatest ever football players but his fame off the pitch has sometimes eclipsed his amazing talent.

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Nigerian Compass editor’s car recovered

Tweet LAGOS—LESS than 48 hours after the car of the editor of Nigerian Compass, Gabriel Akinadewo, was snatched by robbers, it was recovered, yesterday. The Toyota Avensis car was abandoned by the robbers at Kollington Bus- Stop, Alagbado, on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

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Tony Parker attends Olympics with new girlfriend Axelle… who resembles his ex-wife

By Sarah Fitzmaurice PUBLISHED: 16:38 EST, 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:57 EST, 31 July 2012 It appears that Tony Parker certainly has a type. The basketball star was seen with his new girlfriend Axelle in London today and the petite brunette did bear a striking resemblance to his ex-wife Eva Longoria

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Enugu court stops APGA NEC meeting

By Tony Edike ENUGU—AN Enugu High Court presided over by the State Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezulike, yesterday, stopped the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA  slated for today, in Abuja. The court also extended by 48 days the interim injunction it granted on July 25 restraining the National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh from taking steps to convoke a national, state or local government executive committee meeting of the party or expelling any member of APGA.

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Fashola makes case for tech education

By OLASUNKANMI AKONI & MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has stressed the need for technical education in the country, saying the scarcity of technical personnel in the country could be solved through adequate funding of technical education, even as he announced the introduction of hybrid curriculum in technical colleges in the state. This came as 6,467 students in the five technical colleges in the state, yesterday, received certificates in technical education at a graduation in Ikeja. Meanwhile, Fashola, also commissioned the first Samsung Engineering Academic in the country, aimed at developing and training young engineers in the state.

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D’Tigers fall to Lithuania

By Onochie Anibeze reporting from London Lithuania dominated on the stands and on the court, it was a one way traffic for them at the Basketball Arena here yesterday. And when it ended, Nigerian players and their coach Ayo Bakare admitted that the team that they beat by a point in Venezuela to qualify for the Olympics had become a better team. Nigerian forward Al Farouk Aminu (L) vies with Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas during the Men’s preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Lithuania vs Nigeria on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London

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Olympics have turned London into ‘ghost town’

By Tony Ubani reporting from London THE tourism industry in London is struggling to compete with the Olympic games, businesses claimed yesterday. They said London 2012 had turned the city into a “ghost town”.

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Man in court for battering SSS official

A 38-year-old man, Onoja Matthew, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly battering an official of the State Security Service, Ngobiowei Awoikhega. Awoikhega was said to have drawn the ire of Matthew when he allegedly brushed him with his car while driving through Keffi Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on July 24....  [Read More...]

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Fake Cameroonian doctor caught with unregistered drugs

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has arrested a fake Cameroonian,Justin Sitamze, who specialises in prescribing, selling and administering unregistered Chinese drugs to unsuspecting members of the public. The agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Anslem Okonkwor,  in a statement on Monday, said Sitamze, who claimed to be a doctor, was arrested...  [Read More...]

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Beninoise arrested with employer’s N5.5m car

A Beninoise, Abdullahi Issa, has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Customs Service in Oyo State, while trying to cross the border into Benin Republic with his employer’s N5.5m car. Issa was said to have been apprehended in a Chevrolet saloon bearing Kano number plate

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