Friday, September 20, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    VIDEO: My husband was killed but South African police closed the case, says returnee

VIDEO: My husband was killed but South African police closed the case, says returnee

Blessing Chioma, one of the Nigerians who returned from South Africa, has accused the South African police of inaction when her husband was killed.Chioma said she returned to Nigeria so she could take care of her kids because living in South Africa became tough without her husband.''I’m coming from South Africa, Johannesburg; I was married to a Nigerian, but South [...]

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    314 Nigerians arrive from South Africa

314 Nigerians arrive from South Africa

The second batch of Nigerians who fled South Africa as a result of xenophobia are currently at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.TheCable understands that a total of 314 Nigerians boarded the Air Peace flight from Johannesburg to Lagos.Their arrival was delayed as a result of the initial refusal of South African authorities to grant landing permit to Air [...]

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    Security operatives block SaharaReporters’ Lagos office

Security operatives block SaharaReporters’ Lagos office

Policemen and soldiers are currently in front of the office of SaharaReporters, an online platform, in Lagos state.The armed men have prevented reporters from gaining access to the building located at GRA in Ikeja, the state capital.A member of staff of the organisation who spoke off the record told TheCable that the security personnel have been there since 7am.One reporter [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja.The Nigerian leader had earlier sent a special envoy to his South African counterpart over the attacks on Nigerians.Jeff Radebe, who led the team, tendered an apology to Nigeria on behalf of the government and people of South Africa.Radebe apologised for what he [...]

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    Xenophobia: South African president booed at Mugabe’s funeral (video)

Xenophobia: South African president booed at Mugabe’s funeral (video)

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, was booed on Saturday while addressing mourners at Robert Mugabe’s funeral in Zimbabwe.Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president of 37 years, died in a Singaporean hospital at the age of 95.Ramaphosa was among world leaders who attended the state burial in Zimbabwe to pay their last respect.The president was booed as soon he climbed the stage to deliverer [...]

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    DOWNLOAD: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

DOWNLOAD: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

In what a lawyer described as the longest court sitting in the history of Nigeria, the presidential election tribunal spent over eight hours delivering judgement on the petition Atiku Abubakar filed to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.Atiku ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Buhari contested under the All [...]

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    Presidential aide: Tribunal’s affirmation of Buhari’s victory not unexpected

Presidential aide: Tribunal’s affirmation of Buhari’s victory not unexpected

Ismaeel Ahmed, senior special assistant to the president on social investment programmes (SIP), says the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the tribunal is not unexpected.The presidential election petition tribunal had dismissed the petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election.At its sitting on Wednesday, the tribunal said the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate [...]

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    I’m satisfied with Sunshine Queens despite missing Super 4 ticket, says Wemimo Matthew

I’m satisfied with Sunshine Queens despite missing Super 4 ticket, says Wemimo Matthew

Wemimo Matthew, Sunshine Queen's head coach, expressed satisfaction with his team's performance despite losing in the prestigious Super 4.Nigeria Premier League (NWPL) 2019 NNN reports that Owena's sirens took first place in his group for a few hours with 11 points after a brilliant 2-0 win against Kaduna Queens, newcomer, in MatchDay 6.He added that his team worked hard [...]

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    VIDEO: I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

VIDEO: I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country's anthem.Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.The airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return."I put together over N280 million in other to [...]

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    Get back to school ready using technology at your fingertips

Get back to school ready using technology at your fingertips

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    Kogi PDP guber candidate says he is ready to unseat Yahaya Bello

Kogi PDP guber candidate says he is ready to unseat Yahaya Bello

Musa Wada, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 Kogi governorship election, has promised to run an issues-based campaign.In a personally signed statement, Wada expressed his appreciation to the people of Kogi state for considering him worthy to fly the flag of the PDP in the forthcoming polls.He promised that the "confidence reposed on him" has [...]

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    ‘Crude is not your best bride now’ — Chichi Emenike calls for quick passage of PIB

‘Crude is not your best bride now’ — Chichi Emenike calls for quick passage of PIB

Neconde is an independent Nigeria Oil and Gas company serving as a special purpose vehicle for the acquisition and development of petroleum assets. In January 2011, the company participated and emerged successful in the bid for the acquisition of 45% stake in OML 42 previously held by Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited.Neconde’s status as an indigenous company with an excellent [...]

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    $9.6bn judgement: CSO demands Malami’s resignation, accuse AGF of sabotage

$9.6bn judgement: CSO demands Malami’s resignation, accuse AGF of sabotage

The Centre for Public Accountability (CPA) is demanding the resignation of Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, over the $9.6 billion judgement against Nigeria.In an open letter, the group alleged that Malami failed to properly advise President Muhammadu Buhari on the implications of the refusal of the federal government, to honour a gas contract agreement between Nigeria and an Irish engineering [...]

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    VIDEO: Angry youth break into MTN office in Abuja, vandalise equipment

VIDEO: Angry youth break into MTN office in Abuja, vandalise equipment

Some youth broke into an office belonging to MTN in Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja, on Wednesday, vandalising some equipment.In the video, one of the attackers could be seen destroying MTN solar power box known as "Lumos Mobile Electricity", while another carted away with a television set.This happened less than 24 hours after protesters set an MTN office on fire in Bodija, Ibadan, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Many injured as BRT buses collide in Lagos

PHOTOS: Many injured as BRT buses collide in Lagos

Many people reportedly sustained injuries after two BRT buses collided in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Monday.This is coming less than a week after a truck collided with a BRT bus killing one and injuring many, still in Ikorodu.The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) tweeted photos of the accident saying recovery is ongoing and that commuters should be patient.https://twitter.com/followlastma/status/1168423495648382976?s=20Below are photos [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fans thrilled as Man City parade trophies in Lagos

PHOTOS: Fans thrilled as Man City parade trophies in Lagos

Fans of Manchester City in Nigeria were thrilled on Saturday after the Premier League champions paraded its haul of trophies in Lagos. The event took place at the Radisson Blu Anchorage hotel, Victoria Island.Among the trophies displayed include; the Premier League trophy, the FA Cup, the FA Women’s Cup, the Carabao Cup, the WSL Cup and the Community Shield.The fans also [...]

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