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Abdulazeez Arisekola AlaoUnconfirmed sources disclosed that Abdulazeez Arisekola Alao notable Nigerian businessman and contractor who was the publisher of the now defunct Monitor Newspaper is dead at 69.He reportedly died in London today. Details later.

Commodore AjeyeYOUR group recently declared support for Jonathan for the 2015 Presidential race, how do you intend to actualize this project?
As Chairman of Kaduna State Chapter of Arise Nigeria, we have been going about buildings structures for the organization across the country. We are promoting the continuation of President Goodluck Jonathan in office. We are promoting President Jonathan to become the PDP Presidential candidate in 2015. I have been very busy

NIGERIANS have been urged to have a positive disposal towards blood donation and see it as a civic duty they owe to society. This was made known during the voluntary blood donation drive organized recently in Lagos. The event which was anchored by  a non-governmental organisation, Trauma Care International Foundation

Dora Akunyili“LOVE is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”This anonymous quote captures to a great extent the quality of love showered on Professor Dora Nkem

Manned US aircraft were flying over Borno State on Tuesday, searching for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists after the government initially dismissed a prisoner-swap offer from the militants.

"We have shared commercial satellite imagery with the Nigerians and are flying manned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) assets over Nigeria with the government’s permission," a senior US administration official said on Monday.

The official declined to be named, and it was not immediately clear what kind of aircraft was being deployed, nor where they were based.

Boko Haram’s leader said in a new video obtained by AFP on Monday that the girls, whose abduction has sparked global outrage, would only be released if the government freed militant fighters from custody.

Abubakar Shekau made the claim in a 27-minute video, which apparently showed about 130 of the teenagers who were snatched from their school in the remote northeastern town of Chibok nearly a month ago.

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