Monday, January 22, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: Petrol queues return to Lagos

PHOTOS: Petrol queues return to Lagos

Vehicles have returned to filling stations less than three weeks after Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said the days of petrol scarcity are over.The queues have compounded the traffic woes in the cosmopolitan city as black marketers are having a field day.The last occurrence, during the yuletide, saw motorists sleeping over at filling [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo outshines wife on dancefloor

TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo outshines wife on dancefloor

When it comes to humour, former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a man to watch out for any day.In a video trending on social media, Obasanjo slugged it out with Bola, his wife, on the dancefloor.As he swinged his body, the elder statesman squeezed something into his mouth.Dressed in his usual native attire and a cap to match, Obasanjo enthralled the [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Save us and our cows’ — Ghanaian herdsmen beg UN

VIDEO: ‘Save us and our cows’ — Ghanaian herdsmen beg UN

The Fulanis in Ghana have called on Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, to intervene in the plight of herdsmen in their country.At a press conference in Accra on Friday, Osman Barry, national president of the Fulanis in Ghana, rejected the "hostile treatment" being meted to his people.He expressed displeasure over how violent clashes between local farmers and herdsmen in [...]

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    PHOTO: Ministers, Ken Nnamani in Ibadan as APC inaugurates Buhari’s campaign office

PHOTO: Ministers, Ken Nnamani in Ibadan as APC inaugurates Buhari’s campaign office

Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) converged on Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Saturday, for the launch of the zonal office of Buhari/Osinbajo support group.Among those in attendance were Isaac Adewole, minister of health; Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication; Ken Nnamani, former senate president; and Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state.However, Abiola Ajimobi, governor of the [...]

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    Suspect who killed British missionary surrenders in Delta

Suspect who killed British missionary surrenders in Delta

Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, suspected militant leader, who was declared wanted and accused of killing Ian Squire (pictured), a British missionary, has surrendered to Operation Delta Safe, the joint task force in the Niger Delta.Suleiman Apochi, commander of the task force, told Channels Television that the suspect surrendered under superior firepower during a JTF operation.Peregbabofa and others allegedly abducted four British missionaries – [...]

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    VIDEO: Tears as victims of herdsmen attacks are buried in Benue

VIDEO: Tears as victims of herdsmen attacks are buried in Benue

Tears flowed freely at the IBB Square in Makurdi, Benue state capital, on Thursday as thousands of residents trooped out to witness the burial of victims of herdsmen killings.Over 80 people were killed in attacks which happened in the first week of the year.TheCable reporter counted 61 coffins but a source said 74 graves had been dug at Adeke, a [...]

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    What you need to know about 2019 elections

What you need to know about 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the 2019 general election.At a press conference where the timetable was released in Abuja, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, said INEC had decided that henceforth presidential and national assembly elections will hold on the third Saturday in February of each election year.Yakubu said governorship and state assembly [...]

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    VIDEO: How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria

VIDEO: How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says its management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programme has proven effective.Through the community-based programme, UNICEF says malnourishment may be coming to an end in Nigeria.According to UNICEF, 2.5 million Nigerian children currently suffer severe acute malnutrition, with the majority living in northern Nigeria.In the five-minutes documentary shot in Kano, the agency explained how, through CMAM, it [...]

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    Migrants drink urine to stay alive, Libya returnee recounts ordeal

Migrants drink urine to stay alive, Libya returnee recounts ordeal

Clement Emeka, one of those repatriated back to Nigeria on Friday, says migrants drink their urine to survive.The new set of returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 10:20pm.Emeka, an indigene of Abia state, said he was deceived by his aunty while embarking on the journey to Libya."I left Nigeria 26th of February to Libya to seek greener [...]

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    Dubai police to use ‘flying bikes’ to monitor traffic

Dubai police to use ‘flying bikes’ to monitor traffic

Dubai police are set to start using hoverbikes for monitoring heavy traffic and to respond quickly to emergencies.The flying motorcycles are made by Russian company Hoversurt.https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/946687251328647168The hoverbike sits only one rider and can fly for 30-40 minutes. Dubai police have placed a 20-foot flying limit on it.The bike, which will be in use in 2020, can also send a live video feed. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tambuwal’s dangerous trip across River Benue

PHOTOS: Tambuwal’s dangerous trip across River Benue

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, Wednesday led a delegation to Ibi local government area of Taraba state, to pay a condolence visit to Isiaka Bawa, former chief whip of the house of representatives, who lost his mother recently.The governor and his convoy were ferried across River Benue into Ibi town on boats. One of the pictures showed Tambuwal peeping [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo spends Christmas at petrol tank depot in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo spends Christmas at petrol tank depot in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the petrol tank depot of Total and Oando in Apapa, Lagos, on Christmas Day to monitor the fuel situation.He was accompanied by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources and some other government officials.Osinbajo met with some top marketers.Below are pictures of the visit:[...]

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    Soldiers deployed as communal clash claims lives in Abuja

Soldiers deployed as communal clash claims lives in Abuja

A communal clash between Gbagyi natives and Hausa residents in Bwari, an Abuja suburb, has reportedly left some people dead, while many sustained injuries.Soldiers have been deployed to quell the unrest, which residents said was initially cult-related but became ethnoreligious following the death of a native of the town.The main market in Bwari has been burnt down while some buildings have [...]

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    Ambush on UN team: Boko Haram ‘getting information from IDPs’

Ambush on UN team: Boko Haram ‘getting information from IDPs’

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state have been accused of providing Boko Haram with the information on the whereabouts of aid workers.An official of the United Nations, who does not want his name mentioned, made this allegation while reacting to the attack on a UN team.During the weekend, suspected insurgents ambushed a World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Thierry Henry was crowned Igwe of football

VIDEO: The moment Thierry Henry was crowned Igwe of football

Thierry Henry was crowned the ‘Igwe of football’ in Lagos on Sunday.The Arsenal legend is in Nigeria for ‘Watch a Match with Thierry Henry’, an event organised by Guinness Fanzone.Below is the video of his crowning.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Thierry Henry visits Lagos, crowned ‘Igwe of football’

PHOTOS: Thierry Henry visits Lagos, crowned ‘Igwe of football’

Thierry Henry, Arsenal football legend, was on Sunday crowned the 'Igwe of football' at an event in Victoria Island, Lagos.The Frenchman is in Nigeria for 'Watch a Match with Thierry Henry', an event put together by Guinness Fanzone.Henry, clad in the attire of an Igbo chief, was unveiled as an ambassador for the Made of Black campaign.Apart from receiving the [...]

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Jan 22,2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
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