Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    ‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, announced that the federal government had directed indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air, the national carrier project.Sirika had unveiled the name and logo of the carrier at an airshow in London, in July.He had added that government was in talks with aircraft providers ahead of the take-off of the project.“We’ve been talking to [...]

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    Independence celebrations: Turkish Nizamiye hospital offers discount on checkup

Independence celebrations: Turkish Nizamiye hospital offers discount on checkup

 The Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja is offering a 40% discount on medical checkup in commemoration of Nigeria’s 58th anniversary celebrations.Mohammed Abubakar, public relations officer of the hospital, disclosed this in a statement.Abubakar said the gesture is a demonstration of a firm resolve to continue to provide quality healthcare services in Nigeria.“In commemoration of the 58th independence anniversary celebration of [...]

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    Federal high court judges asked to conclude pre-election cases by October

Federal high court judges asked to conclude pre-election cases by October

Adamu Abdu- Kafarati, chief judge of the federal high court, has directed that all political cases that are pending before the judges in courts across the country be concluded before the end of October 2018.He gave the directive at a special court session to mark the commencement of the 2018/2019 legal year.He said he has issued a circular that interim [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

There is heavy security presence at the Ekiti state high court, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the Ekiti state election tribunal.There are reports that their presence is connected with alleged plans to invade the venue of the sittings.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    WATCH: Ibrahimovic’s 500th career goal is a stunner

WATCH: Ibrahimovic’s 500th career goal is a stunner

Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored a stunner to mark his 500th career goal.The LA Galaxy forward scored the incredible goal against Toronto FC in an eight-goal thriller which his club lost.The former Manchester United striker joined LA Galaxy in March.Watch the beauty of a goal below.https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1041121384729067520https://twitter.com/MLS/status/1041122146486046726 [...]

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    VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

Osogbo residents on Monday protested a comment attributed to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Tinubu had said "Osun doesn’t have my kind of money" over insinuations that he needs access to the state's treasury, hence his support of Gboyega Oyetola as governorship candidate.The Osun governorship election will take place on September 22 and Oyetola is the flagbearer [...]

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    Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, concluded his defection process from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.The two-term governor of Kano hosted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, at his residence.Hours after he defected to the APC, a video went viral showing a crowd [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Nigeria will export marijuana if I become president, says Sowore

TRENDING VIDEO: Nigeria will export marijuana if I become president, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, says Nigeria will export marijuana if he gets elected as president of the country.The presidential aspirant for the 2019 election said this while speaking at an event organised by Centre for Social Justice on Wednesday.He said people are making billions from the plant while Nigeria is lagging behind."We have to start taking care of [...]

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    Reno Omokri speaks on restructuring at TEDx Ibadan

Reno Omokri speaks on restructuring at TEDx Ibadan

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, delivered a TEDx talk at Apata, Ibadan, Oyo state, on Saturday.The bestselling author spoke on the contentious issue of restructuring.Here is his presentation.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The summit, which will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other African leaders, is scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4.Nine ministers and four state governors are among the top government officials on the president’s entourage.Buhari’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Halima, one of his daughters, accompanied him on his trip to China.Also in the delegation were nine governors, four senators and some presidential aides.While in China, Buhari is expected to attend the 7th summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold from September 3 to September 4 in Beijing.Here are some pictures.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Samsung launches Galaxy Note9, ‘the game changer’

PHOTOS: Samsung launches Galaxy Note9, ‘the game changer’

Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited (SEWA) has launched the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note9, termed the "the game changer" in Nigeria. [...]

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    VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

The Lagos police command have paraded 57 persons suspected to be involved in homosexual activities in the Egbeda area of the state.Edgal Imohimi, Lagos commissioner of police, confirmed the arrest to reporters during a news conference.He said the suspects were picked up on Sunday at 2am while they were performing "gay-initiation" for newly recruited members.Below is a video of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Akwa Ibom governor declares for second term

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Akwa Ibom governor declares for second term

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, has declared his interest in seeking another term in office.The governor, who has been at loggerhead with his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio, made his intention known on Friday in Uyo.Governors and top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attended the declaration.Below are pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos residents in last-minute rush for Sallah rams

PHOTOS: Lagos residents in last-minute rush for Sallah rams

Every year, Muslim faithful troop to the markets to buy rams to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.It's one of the festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world.When TheCable visited two major markets in Lagos - Ijora Olopka and Wasai Orile ram market - traders were seen making brisk business.Some of the buyers lamented the hike in price of rams compared to 2017 [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

The Oyo government says Music House, owned by Yinka Ayefele, was demolished because it contravened the physical planning laws of the state.Music House, brought down on Sunday, was said to be structurally defective, capable of causing danger, and a nuisance to the public.But in 2016, Ajimobi Abiola, Oyo governor, visited Fresh FM and had nothing but praises for Music House.At [...]

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September 20, 2018USDGBPEUR
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