Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fredrick Nwabufo

    It takes God to stop terrorists, says SSS

It takes God to stop terrorists, says SSS

Marilyn Ogar, the spokesperson of the Department of State Security Service, has said that it takes only God to track down terrorists and foil their plots.She said the items terrorists use in making bombs might be smuggled in bits making it difficult for security operatives to confiscate them.Ogar, who was speaking alongside her counterpart, Frank Mba, the Nigeria police spokesman, at [...]

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    Abuja blast: Son injured, husband missing

Abuja blast: Son injured, husband missing

Mrs Uche Ojeh, the mother of a victim of Wednesday’s bomb blast at EMAB Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, is still searching for her husband, who is suspected to have been caught in the tragedy.Ojeh’s son, Michael Ojeh, a newspaper vendor, was cut in the head as result of the blast.“My son sells newspapers at Banex Plaza, while my husband is [...]

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    How poor banana sellers died in Abuja blast

How poor banana sellers died in Abuja blast

Wednesday's bomb blast at the ever-busy entrance of EMAB Plaza at Wuse 2, Abuja, claimed the lives of a driver, some women selling bananas, some cobblers and recharge card vendors, according to witnesses.The spot where the blast occurred is usually strewn with mobile petty traders doing their business.In terror attacks, the victim does not matter to the bombers. It is [...]

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    UPDATED: 21 killed in blast at Abuja mall

UPDATED: 21 killed in blast at Abuja mall

Police have confirmed 21 dead and 17 injured in the blast that hit the popular Emab Plaza, Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.At first count, 15 deaths were reported, but police spokesman Frank Mba has now confirmed the figure is higher."After a preliminary investigation, we can confirm that 21 people were killed and 17 injured," Mba said, revealing also that a suspect has [...]

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    Frank Mba now assistant commissioner of police

Frank Mba now assistant commissioner of police

Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, was on Tuesday decorated with a new rank by the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar.Mba, who was formerly a chief superintendent of police, is now an assistant commissioner of police.Mba studied law at the University of Lagos, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2002.The police spokesman, who hails from Ezimo in Udenu [...]

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    Ogechi, Nyanya blast victim, dies ‘in pains’

Ogechi, Nyanya blast victim, dies ‘in pains’

Ogechi Emeto — the victim of the May 1 Nyanya bomb blast whose mother recently cried out for government help — has died.On Monday during TheCable's routine check on the Emeto family for updates on the 15-year-old's medical progress, the family revealed that she died on June 12 of the severe burns and multiple fractures she sustained during the blast.On May 17 when TheCable [...]

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    PDP: Fayemi is a ‘true democrat’

PDP: Fayemi is a ‘true democrat’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi as a “true democrat” for conceding defeat and congratulating Ayo Fayose, the winner of Saturday's gubernatorial election.In a statement signed by its spokesman, Olisa Metuh, PDP commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for his "rare show of patriotism and sportsmanship" in conceding defeat and congratulating the PDP candidate and Ekiti [...]

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219 Chibok girls still missing, says fact-finding committee

The fact-finding committee on the Chibok schoolgirls abducted two months ago by Boko Haram has confirmed that 219 students are still missing.Speaking on Friday at the presidential villa while presenting the report of its work, Chairman of the committee, Brig-Gen Ibrahim Sabo, disclosed that in the night of April 14, 2014, 276 students of Government Girls Secondary, Chibok, were abducted by Boko [...]

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    CNPP: Jonathan ‘flushed away’ N413bn Abacha loot

CNPP: Jonathan ‘flushed away’ N413bn Abacha loot

The withdrawal of a N100 billion suit against the Abacha family by the federal government is a politically motivated move tantamount to "flushing away" the billions of naira looted by late general Sani Abacha, the Conference for Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), has said.The ministry of finance had stated on Thursday that as part of negotiations to expedite the recovery of the funds [...]

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    Nigeria to receive N36bn Abacha loot refund

Nigeria to receive N36bn Abacha loot refund

The federal government will on June 25 receive the N36 billion ($228 million) looted by former head of state, General Sani Abacha, from the Government and Principality of Liechtenstein, the ministry of finance has said.This is part of the agreement reached with the Abacha family, leading to the discontinuation of a suit against Mohammed, one of his sons, after the family [...]

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    Akande: APC no longer a party of strange bedfellows

Akande: APC no longer a party of strange bedfellows

The All Progressives Party (APC) is no longer a part of strange fellows, its interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, said on Wednesday.Speaking during the inauguration of members of the party's new national executive committee, Akande described the event as "epoch-making", considering the challenges that assailed the party from the outset."That this day has come at all is major achievement, because [...]

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    Abducted Abuja sisters return home

Abducted Abuja sisters return home

The abducted daughters of a director at the federal ministry of works, Dr. Samson Opaluwa have been released by their captors after nine days.Ejura Opaluwa, 23, and Unekwu Opaluwa, 19, were abducted at about 5pm on June 8 by gunmen at their house at 55 Associated Estate, Impresit Karmo in Abuja.The gunmen reportedly came to rob the family, but dissatisfied with [...]

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    UniAbuja shut down indefinitely

UniAbuja shut down indefinitely

The governing council of the University of Abuja has shut down the school indefinitely, following sustained protests by students of the school.A notice compelling all students to "vacate the university with immediate effect” was circulated round the university.“Following the order, students were chased out of their hostels and those in the library were bundled out by security. The mini-campus is at present [...]

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    EFCC ‘still investigating’ Oduah, Soludo

EFCC ‘still investigating’ Oduah, Soludo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is still investigating Stella Oduah, former minister of aviation, and Charles Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said on Monday.Uwujaren said the case against Soludo is far from closed, as he is still being investigated for alleged offences bordering on a polymer contract bribery and scam.However, former managing director of [...]

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    APC to pick presidential candidate in November

APC to pick presidential candidate in November

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will pick its presidential candidate for the 2015 general election in November 2014 at a special convention.Senator Chris Ngige made the announcement on Friday night at the mini convention of the party in Abuja where former Edo governor John Odigie Oyegun (pictured) was ratified as its national chairman following a successful horse-trading between northern governors [...]

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    Melaye: #BringBackOurGirls ruling, a victory for democracy

Melaye: #BringBackOurGirls ruling, a victory for democracy

Former member of the federal house of representatives, Dino Melaye, has described as a "victory for democracy", Wednesday's ruling of the court in a suit he filed against inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar and the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu.Justice Abubakar Talba of Gudu High Court, Abuja, had ruled that the police had no power to stop rallies [...]

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