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    THE QUESTION: From Falode to Alamieyeseigha, what’s killing young Nigerians in Dubai?

THE QUESTION: From Falode to Alamieyeseigha, what’s killing young Nigerians in Dubai?

Dubai may hold stunning attraction for many people, but for some Nigerians, the beautiful city is fast becoming a death pit that should be avoided like a plague. Two young Nigerians have died in controversial circumstances in the city this year, and there is a possibility that a few more deaths have gone unnoticed. Recently, the death of Oloruntoba Falode, the 19-year-old [...]

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    NIC now open to general public, invites #BBOG to briefing

NIC now open to general public, invites #BBOG to briefing

The National Information Centre (NIC) is now open to concerned members of the public who may wish to seek further clarifications on the ongoing anti-terror campaign and the search and rescue effort in the northeast, Mike Omeri, coordinator of the centre and director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) said on Monday. NIC was set up in April to provide regular [...]

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Ex-MINT boss’ extradition hearing adjourned to Thursday

The extradition process initiated against Ehidiamhem Okoyomon, former managing director of the Nigeria Security Minting and Printing Company, NSPMC, by the office of the attorney general of the federation before Justice ES Chukwu of the federal high court could not go on Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren has disclosed. Okoyomon's extradition is being sought by the [...]

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Abba restructures force gender unit

The inspector-general of police, Suleiman Abba has re-constituted the force gender unit in a bid to consolidate the gains made by the police in stemming the tide of violence against women and girls in the country, Emmanuel Ojukwu,  police spokesman said on Monday. “In this light, the IGP has appointed CSP Olabisi Kolawole as the force gender adviser to head the [...]

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    Buhari to ‘heed call of Nigerians’ on Wednesday

Buhari to ‘heed call of Nigerians’ on Wednesday

Muhammadu Buhari, a former military president, will formally declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday, Jasper Azuatalam, chairman of Buhari Vanguard said in an electronic message to TheCable on Monday. In a speech on September 30, Buhari had revealed that he would run for president because of the strong urging [...]

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APC: ‘Lawless PDP’ involved in Edo legislators’ quarters attack

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic of Party of being involved in the attack on the legislators’ quarters in Edo state. On Saturday, gunmen attacked the residence of state legislators destroying about 30 cars which reportedly belonged to some APC lawmakers. The party condemned the attack, alleging that “it raised the level of impunity under the Jonathan administration to [...]

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    APC: Jonathan’s government ‘prodigiously corrupt’

APC: Jonathan’s government ‘prodigiously corrupt’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the government of President Goodluck Jonathan as prodigiously corrupt. The party urged the president to speak out and take action on the Malabu oil scandal which it said was putting Nigeria under the global searchlight as a corrupt nation. The APC through its national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the president must end his silence [...]

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    Maku declares interest in Nasarawa governorship

Maku declares interest in Nasarawa governorship

The minister of information, Labaran Maku, has declared interest in contesting the 2015 gubernatorial election in Nasarawa state. The minister is expected to resign on October 20 to pursue his ambition. He made this disclosure on Sunday at a special thanksgiving mass at the Catholic Diocese of Lafia, St Patrick's Parish, Akwanga, Nasarawa state. Maku, who donated the sum of N7.6 million to [...]

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Gombe elders disown Alkali, call him a traitor

Gombe elders under the auspices of Gombe Elders’ Forum (GEF) have disowned the special adviser to the president on political matters, Prof Rufai Ahmed Alkali describing him as a triator. The elders of the northeastern state accused Akali of failing in his duties as a presidential aide, alleging that he was deliberately sabotaging the efforts of the governor of the state, [...]

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    Mental Health Day: ‘Anyone can develop mental illness’

Mental Health Day: ‘Anyone can develop mental illness’

Everyone has the tendency to develop a mental illness, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Psychological Medicine, Synapse Services, Abuja, Mr Samuel Jinadu, said on Friday. Speaking with TheCable on the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, 'Living with schizophrenia', Jinadu stated that mental illnesses, most especially schizophrenia, could afflict anyone regardless of colour, class and religion, which [...]

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    PDP: APC is ‘a band of anarchists, scaremongers and idle politicians’

PDP: APC is ‘a band of anarchists, scaremongers and idle politicians’

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the All Progressives Congress as a band of "anarchists, scaremongers and idle politicians". The party through its spokesman Olisa Metuh on Thursday charged the opposition to give alternative ideas to the government’s policies instead of bashing it with criticisms all the time. It said it thought the emergence of the APC would bring about issue-based interchange [...]

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NOA to establish trust fund to support struggling ‘patriotic’ Nigerians

The National Orientation Agency has said it will establish a trust fund to support struggling Nigerians who in the face of challenges distinguish themselves by upholding the values of the country. The director-general of the agency, Mr Mike Omeri made this disclosure at his office in Abuja on Thursday when a delegation of the Market Women Association of Nigeria led by [...]

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    Nigeria repatriates 82 foreigners for criminal activities

Nigeria repatriates 82 foreigners for criminal activities

Eighty-two foreigners comprising Chadians, Senegalese and Nigeriens have been expelled from Nigeria for indulging in criminal activities, director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and coordinator of the national information centre, Mr Mike Omeri, disclosed on Thursday. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Omeri said the foreigners were repatriated from Jos for selling drugs and indulging in other illegal activities. “The repatriation [...]

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$9.3m cash-for-arms scandal: APC heckles FG to come clean on identity of Nigerians on seized jet

Asari Dokubo's denial carries no weight until the federal government comes clean on the identity of Nigerians aboard the plane carrying the $9.3 million impounded by the South African government, the All Progressives Congress has said. The party through its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday said that its reaction followed a story published by some online news portals [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria not Ebola-free until October 20

WHO: Nigeria not Ebola-free until October 20

Despite last month's declaration that Nigeria no longer had any case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the World Health Organisation (WHO) says Nigeria can't be officially designated Ebola-free until October 20. WHO country representative, Dr Ruiz Vaz, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting medical experts convened to discuss ways of finding effective treatment for Ebola and reviewing available treatment options for the [...]

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    Atiku: Adamawa judgement only a delay to PDP’s ouster

Atiku: Adamawa judgement only a delay to PDP’s ouster

The verdict sacking Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and stopping the October 11 governorship bye-election in Adamawa has only delayed the desire of the people of the state to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in the state, former vice president and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has said. A federal high court sitting in [...]

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