Friday, June 14, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: Three in hospital as another building collapses in Lagos

PHOTOS: Three in hospital as another building collapses in Lagos

Three people are currently in the hospital following the collapse of a storey building under construction in the Magodo area of Lagos.The building, which is located on Kayode Aluko Olokun close, Shangisha, Magodo, collapsed on Thursday evening.According to Lagos Rapid Respond Squad, the victims were rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.https://twitter.com/rrslagos767/status/1139202652145930248In March, a three-storey building housing a primary school collapsed at Ìta-Fàájì, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted African leaders and diplomats to Democracy Day dinner.The dinner, which was held a the state house, Abuja, had in attendance President Hage Geingob of Namibia; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Macky Sall  of Senegal; and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic.Below are pictures from the dinner:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts African leaders on Democracy Day

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts African leaders on Democracy Day

At least 11 African leaders were in Abuja on Wednesday in commemoration of Democracy Day.President Muhammadu Buhari hosted them in the nation's capital.Below are photos:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanusi, Ganduje shake hands, pray together

PHOTOS: Sanusi, Ganduje shake hands, pray together

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, shook hands at the eid praying ground in the ancient town on Tuesday.Both men have not been seen together publicly since the governor split the Kano emirate into five.Ganduje has been severely criticised over the move believed to be targetted at the emir who reportedly opposed his reelection [...]

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    Concerns of her excellency, the wife of the president on Social Investments Programme

Concerns of her excellency, the wife of the president on Social Investments Programme

BY ISMAEEL AHMED The Social Investment Programmes is presently rounding off its First Phase of Operations, and the National Social Investment Office has been organising a series of programmes to highlight the achievements of the SIPs in the past three (3) years since its implementation 2016-2019.Just last week, we held a World Press Conference at the State House Auditorium where we, [...]

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    VIDEO: I’m fully qualified as a ‘suffering Nigerian’, says Buhari

VIDEO: I’m fully qualified as a ‘suffering Nigerian’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his experience in boarding school and in the military makes him"fully qualified as a suffering Nigerian".The president made this comment in an interview with NTA on Monday night.Buhari also complained about his relationship with the leadership of the 8th national assembly, rating Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives “very, [...]

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    Amaechi honoured at Lagos book reading

Amaechi honoured at Lagos book reading

Friends and associates of Rotimi Amaechi, former minister of transportation, held a book reading in commemoration of his 54th birthday, on May 27.Jilting the conventional glitz and glam of birthday celebration for a reading session and poetry performance, Tonye Princewill, businessman and politician, George Tolofari, alongside other friends of the ex-minister showered encomiums on him.Jahman Anikulapo, a literary icon, recounted to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave truck drivers 72 hours to vacate access roads to the port in Apapa, Lagos.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.The order was meant to clear gridlock in the area referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy. Although [...]

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    BRT bus catches fire on third mainland bridge

BRT bus catches fire on third mainland bridge

One of the vehicles used for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Lagos caught fire on the third mainland bridge.The incident took place Wednesday morning.The blue bus, which was heading towards Iyana-Oworo, went up in flames just after Adeniji Adele axis of the bridge.TheCable gathered that the bus with an unknown registration number developed an electrical fault which resulted in the [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Abuja.The president was in Saudi to perform lesser hajj (Umrah) on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the two holy mosques.Buhari was accompanied by his wife and close personal aides.While in hajj, Buhari had a meeting with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, Mamman Daura, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Rainstorm destroys cars, worsens Lagos gridlock

PHOTOS: Rainstorm destroys cars, worsens Lagos gridlock

There was downpour across Lagos state on Monday morning, with the effect felt hours after the rain subsided.While some roads were flooded, the wind uprooted trees in different locations. At Kingsway Road in Ikoyi, a tree fell on two cars while there was gridlock across the city.Below are some pictures of the effect of the rain in different locations:A traffic [...]

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    US embassy in Lagos finalises relocation plan to Eko Atlantic City

US embassy in Lagos finalises relocation plan to Eko Atlantic City

The United States embassy in Lagos and South Energyx Nigeria Limited have signed an agreement for the acquisition of a site at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island, Lagos. The land is to be used for the building of a new American consulate office.At the signing ceremony on Wednesday, John Bray, the US consul general, said the acquisition will provide opportunities for [...]

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    Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja

Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja

Aggrieved protesters blocked the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along Umaru Musa Yar'Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning.The vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at the Goza village axis of the road.Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the spot, which is the major road connecting the airport to the city, to [...]

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    Religious leaders ‘must unite in prayers’ to complement Buhari’s efforts

Religious leaders ‘must unite in prayers’ to complement Buhari’s efforts

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) in Nigeria has called on religious leaders in the country to be united in prayers to complement the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in taming ethno-political killings and kidnapping in the country.The interfaith group said fervent prayer and fasting remain the role of religious leaders to the nagging menace [...]

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    PHOTOS: Construction still going on at Lagos airport road — 48 hours after inauguration by Buhari

PHOTOS: Construction still going on at Lagos airport road — 48 hours after inauguration by Buhari

Workers are still on ground at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport road in Lagos, 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated it.The 10-lane road was among the projects Buhari inaugurated during his one-day working visit to the state.However, when TheCable visited the place on Friday afternoon, construction was still ongoing at different sections.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Buhari inaugurates ‘state-of-the-art’ primary school in Borno

Buhari inaugurates ‘state-of-the-art’ primary school in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a state-of-the-art primary school named after Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Thursday.The Yemi Osinbajo primary school is one the completed projects by Kashim Shettima, outgoing Borno governor.The president also inaugurated a boarding primary school for children orphaned by Boko Haram.The school, which is named after him, is located at the Baga road [...]

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June 10, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
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KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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