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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for University of Maiduguri Attack

Terrorist group, Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday’s twin suicide bombing at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria which claimed four lives including the suicide bombers. An audio recording purporting to be leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau was posted on social media late on Monday. The authenticity of the recording

Gambian President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Killed By Dog

Habibu Barrow, the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow, died on Sunday after being bitten by a dog, BBC Africa reports. Mr. Barrow’s son was reportedly being transported to a hospital in Manjai when he died. The Gambian president-elect could not attend his son’s funeral, as he was advised to remain in Senegal for

UNILAG produces two 5.0 CGPA students

… Matriculates 8,000 Two graduating students of the University of Lagos have also recorded 5.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in 2015/2016 academic session, just like Ayodele Dada recorded the same feat in the previous year. Prof. Rahamon Bello, the Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of the institution, who gave the hint during the 2016/2017 matriculation on Friday,

Gambian President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Killed By Dog

Habibu Barrow, the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow, died on Sunday after being bitten by a dog, BBC Africa reports. Mr. Barrow’s son was reportedly being transported to a hospital in Manjai when he died. The Gambian president-elect could not attend his son’s funeral, as he was advised to remain in Senegal for

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for University of Maiduguri Attack

Terrorist group, Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday’s twin suicide bombing at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria which claimed four lives including the suicide bombers. An audio recording purporting to be leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau was posted on social media late on Monday. The authenticity of the recording

CIA Boss Blasts Trump, Says Does Not Understand Russia

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan says Donald Trump does not understand Russia – and condemned his “talking and tweeting”. Brennan also attacked as “outrageous” Trump’s comparison of the US intelligence community to Nazi Germany. “Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests,” Brennan said. “And so therefore when he speaks or when he reacts,

Entertainment

Ex Big Brother Nigeria housemate named as host

MultiChoice Nigeria is pleased to announce media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, as host for Big Brother Naija reality TV show. The former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 will make a re-appearance at the reality show’s revival but this time as the host. The lawyer turned media personality with his infectious laugh and

Celebrity Make Up Artist Sam Fine to Speak at the GTBank Fashion Weekend

Sam Fine is one of the most sought after Make-up Artists in the world. Highly regarded for his talent, entrepreneurship and passion for innovation, Sam’s clientele includes global personalities and top celebrities such as Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Iman Bowie and Naomi Campbell, among others. Sam Fine’s works have also appeared on the covers and

The Voice Nigeria surprises as Chike and Cornel go up for eviction!

Another Sunday, another round of exciting performances as The Voice Nigeria live shows throw up more surprises! Our contestants are now down to 16, with four coming from each team. This round of live shows involves the four members left from each team performing, with the coach choosing to save one contestant and the three

Business

Naira stabilises as hope of recovery rises

The Naira on Monday stabilised at N497 to a dollar in the open market just as stakeholders expressed hope in its imminent recovery, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. The Nigerian currency, however, strengthened against the Pounds Sterling, but weakened against the Euro at the open or parallel market as it closed at N595 and

Naira stabilises as hope of recovery rises

The Naira on Monday stabilised at N497 to a dollar in the open market just as stakeholders expressed hope in its imminent recovery, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. The Nigerian currency, however, strengthened against the Pounds Sterling, but weakened against the Euro at the open or parallel market as it closed at N595 and

Naira plunges further, exchanges at N497 to $1

The Naira on Friday depreciated further at the parallel market as dollar scarcity worsened, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.   NAN reports that the Naira may be seeing its worst times as the CBN will be resuming dollar sales to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators next week.   The Nigerian currency exchanged at

Trump attends Nigeria’s oil roadshow

Donald Trump, the President-elect of the United States will attend a roadshow being arranged by Nigeria to attract investment to the oil and gas sector.   Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, said on Tuesday in Abuja when he unveiled the goals of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources for 2017.  

Naira stabilises as hope of recovery rises

The Naira on Monday stabilised at N497 to a dollar in the open market just as stakeholders expressed hope in its imminent recovery, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. The Nigerian currency, however, strengthened against the Pounds Sterling, but weakened against the Euro at the open or parallel market as it closed at N595 and

Naira plunges further, exchanges at N497 to $1

The Naira on Friday depreciated further at the parallel market as dollar scarcity worsened, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.   NAN reports that the Naira may be seeing its worst times as the CBN will be resuming dollar sales to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators next week.   The Nigerian currency exchanged at

Editorial

Happy New Year 2017 to all our readers

The entire team and management of PEARL online news medium say Happy New Year to all our readers worldwide, especially our over 40,000 members on various social media platforms.   To see a new year is not everybody’s privilege but for us and our readers, through God’s mercy we are fortunate to see it, definitely

Politics

Gambian President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Killed By Dog

Habibu Barrow, the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow, died on Sunday after being bitten by a dog, BBC Africa reports. Mr. Barrow’s son was reportedly being transported to a hospital in Manjai when he died. The Gambian president-elect could not attend his son’s funeral, as he was advised to remain in Senegal for

Sports

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Six natural remedies for lowering blood pressure fast

High blood pressure is no longer just an affliction of the elderly, as more than one-third of young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are now said to suffer from some form of hypertension. And a recent study out of California revealed that, if left unchecked, this cardiovascular malady, even in its mild

Happy New Year 2017 to all our readers

The entire team and management of PEARL online news medium say Happy New Year to all our readers worldwide, especially our over 40,000 members on various social media platforms.   To see a new year is not everybody’s privilege but for us and our readers, through God’s mercy we are fortunate to see it, definitely

How Inventions and Innovations Changed the World

By Emmanuel Ajibulu Over the past few decades, innovative thinking has strategically been making its way to the top of the list of abilities employers rank most important to attaining a lucrative and esteemed career.   In the age of advanced computers capable of accomplishing a variety of tasks on their own, autonomy and the

PEARL is One Year in Digital Media

A year ago this month, (December 31st, 2014) PEARL launched it first publication on the internet community. Whilst deepening our roles as infopreneur, PEARL has filled a gap in information dissemination which covers all aspect of news, giving priority to human interest, opinions, editorials etc, in tandem with professional ethics and conducts. Having progressed positively

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for University of Maiduguri Attack

Terrorist group, Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday’s twin suicide bombing at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria which claimed four lives including the suicide bombers. An audio recording purporting to be leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau was posted on social media late on Monday. The authenticity of the recording

Naira stabilises as hope of recovery rises

The Naira on Monday stabilised at N497 to a dollar in the open market just as stakeholders expressed hope in its imminent recovery, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. The Nigerian currency, however, strengthened against the Pounds Sterling, but weakened against the Euro at the open or parallel market as it closed at N595 and

Gambian President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Killed By Dog

Habibu Barrow, the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow, died on Sunday after being bitten by a dog, BBC Africa reports. Mr. Barrow’s son was reportedly being transported to a hospital in Manjai when he died. The Gambian president-elect could not attend his son’s funeral, as he was advised to remain in Senegal for

Bomb blast in University of Maiduguri

An early morning bomb blast has been reported at the Univeristy of Maiduguri. The incident was said to have occurred at the University quarters Mosque during the morning prayers. A professor is reported dead and many others injured.

CIA Boss Blasts Trump, Says Does Not Understand Russia

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan says Donald Trump does not understand Russia – and condemned his “talking and tweeting”. Brennan also attacked as “outrageous” Trump’s comparison of the US intelligence community to Nazi Germany. “Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests,” Brennan said. “And so therefore when he speaks or when he reacts,

Army frees 257 Boko Haram suspects in Borno

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Borno State was marked with the release of 257 Boko Haram suspects arrested by the Nigerian Army. Releasing the suspects to the State Deputy Gov. Dr. Usman Mamman Durkwa, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major Gen. Lucky Irabor said that they have been thoroughly screened before their

UNILAG produces two 5.0 CGPA students

… Matriculates 8,000 Two graduating students of the University of Lagos have also recorded 5.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in 2015/2016 academic session, just like Ayodele Dada recorded the same feat in the previous year. Prof. Rahamon Bello, the Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of the institution, who gave the hint during the 2016/2017 matriculation on Friday,

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