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2014-10-22 Super Falcons Move to Final of African Women's Championship
[Vanguard]Windhoek -Super Falcons reached the final of the African Women Championship by beating South Africa's Banyana Banyana 2-1 in a hard fought match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.

2014-10-22 South African Bodies Still in Lagos
[SAPA]Johannesburg -There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will come home, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

2014-10-22 Ebola 'Cure' Professor's Eye Drop Remedy Also Questionable
[Africa Check]A Nigerian professor has claimed that eye drops made from an extract of the bitter kola tree can treat glaucoma. The evidence is questionable.

2014-10-22 Keshi - Nigeria Not a Serious Football Country
[Vanguard]Former Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi has thrown a parting shot at Nigerian football, saying the country should stop seeing itself as a serious football nation because it was still lagging behind in many vital areas needed to attain such levels.

2014-10-22 Terrorism - FG Wants Secret Trial for Ndume
[Daily Trust]The Federal Government yesterday requested a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to conduct a secret trial for Senator Ali Ndume, who is standing trial for terrorism charges.

2014-10-22 Despite 'Ceasefire' Breach, Chibok Parents Hopeful Girls Will Return Wednesday
[Premium Times]A father of two of the Chibok schoolgirls has expressed disappointment that the more than 200 girls seized by Boko Haram more than six months ago have failed to return despite a purported ceasefire agreed between the government and the sect.

2014-10-22 50 UK Institutions Stage Education Fair in Lagos
[Daily Independent]Lagos -The British Council has announced the participation of about 50 institutions from the United Kingdom (UK) that will take part in the 2014 exhibition fair in Lagos State.

2014-10-22 Police Parade Dogs That Bit Four-Year-Old Boy's Head
[Leadership]Amid rumours doing the rounds that the police had released the dogs that bit the head of a four-year-old boy, identified as Omonigho Abraham, in Igando area of Lagos State to the owner, the Lagos State Police Command yesterday paraded the dogs to redeem its image and douse the tension it generated.

2014-10-22 The Bane of Poor Leadership
[This Day]Nigeria needs to move away from the model that has not served it well As the nation's handlers continue to gloat that we have the biggest economy on the continent after the rebasing exercise, Nigeria is once again ranked abysmally among African countries in terms of governance. Apart from the paradoxical nature of this, some pertinent questions beg for answers: Why should any government pride itself to be people-oriented when the citizens do not feel its presence in their daily lives? What, indeed, is the

2014-10-22 Minister 'Optimistic' Boko Haram Will Free Girls
[Vanguard]Berlin -Nigeria's foreign minister said Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

2014-10-22 Presidency Rules Out Hosting AFCON, Citing January Polls
[Guardian]SOURCES at the Presidency say Nigeria is currently not interested in hosting next year's Africa Cup of Nations because it coincides with next year's general elections, reports

2014-10-22 National Assembly Okays Independent Candidacy
[Guardian]Abuja -THE two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday approved a constitutional amendment for independent candidate in future elections.

2014-10-22 Shell Concludes Sale of Oil Blocks to Aiteo, Erotron, Others
[This Day]Royal Dutch Shell has concluded the sale of its four Nigerian onshore oil blocks - Oil Mining Leases (OML) 18, 24, 25 and 29 - in addition to the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) - which it put up for sale following a 2013 review of its business in the country.

2014-10-22 Okonjo-Iweala - Nigeria Is Not Broke
[This Day]Abuja -The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed insinuations that the country was broke, explaining that the fact that oil prices had declined in recent times did not translate to an economy that is broke.

2014-10-22 The Escalating Insecurity in the Land
[Daily Independent]President Goodluck Jonathan must rise above partisanship and take necessary steps to guarantee security, and restore the rule of law.

2014-10-22 'Pneumonia Kills 143,000 Nigerian Children Annually'
[Daily Trust]Calabar -A research by the Nigerian branch of South African Cochrane Centre in Calabar, Cross River State, has shown that 143,000 Nigerian children die as a result of pneumonia and fumes from generators and domestic stoves.

2014-10-22 To Gowon @ 80 - Time Runs
[Vanguard]FORMER Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon is 80. Time really flies. The image of Gowon, in the minds of those who lived through the Civil War, was of a dashing officer, not one to be associated with 80 years and its frailties. Gowon has been known for his openness on some issues. His admission of his ill-preparedness to lead Nigeria was one.

2014-10-22 Jim Iyke Joins Politics
[Daily Independent]Just like some of his colleagues in the entertainment world, popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has turned to active Politics.

2014-10-22 Poor Sanitation - 150,000 Children Die Annually in Nigeria - -Unicef
[Vanguard]Abuja--The United Nations Children's Education Fund has said that about 150,000 children die annually in Nigeria as a result of poor sanitation and the intake of unsafe water, which results in diarrhea.

2014-10-22 Remi Oyo Honoured in 'The Media Afternoon of Tributes'
[Vanguard]No fewer than 500 members of the Nigerian and international media family, yesterday, paid glowing tributes to former Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Dame Felicia Oluremilekun Oyo, for her indelible marks in the media industry at an event tagged: "The Media Afternoon of Songs and Tributes".

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