Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mansur Ibrahim

    ‘Buhari will be back very soon’

‘Buhari will be back very soon’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be back in the country "very soon".He said this while addressing the state house correspondents on Wednesday.Osinbajo had left Nigeria on Tuesday to visit the president in the UK. He returned on Wednesday.AgP @profosinbajo comments on trip [email protected] @Laurestar @jag_bros @Ayourb @DOlusegun @JackObinyan @apcghanachapter @GarShehu pic.twitter.com/HHjmVwiKQL — APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) [...]

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    MTN: Our employees weren’t involved in fraudulent transactions

MTN: Our employees weren’t involved in fraudulent transactions

Telecommunications giant MTN has denied the reports that some of its employees were involved in a syndicated crime resulting in fraudulent bank transactions.In a statement on Tuesday, the company faulted the "inaccuracies" being reported in some media outlets.It said those arrested were employees of an "independent but regulated third-party trade partner" involved in the illegal act."Our attention has been drawn to inaccuracies being [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan’s condolence visit to Kano over Maitama Sule’s death

PHOTOS: Jonathan’s condolence visit to Kano over Maitama Sule’s death

Former President Goodluck Jonathan paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Maitama Sule in Kano on Saturday.Accompanied by Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, Jonathan visited Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano.Here are some pictures:  [...]

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    Foreigner paddles canoe on the flooded streets of VI

Foreigner paddles canoe on the flooded streets of VI

While many residents of Lekki have been trapped by flood, the situation in neighbouring Victoria Island is not so different.Lekki and Victoria Island are upscale neighbourhoods in Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state.A video of a foreigner paddling canoe on Ahmadu Bello way on Victoria Island is currently trending on Twitter.See video below:Oyibo man paddling his canoe in [...]

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    VIDEO: Foreigner paddles canoe on the flooded streets of VI

VIDEO: Foreigner paddles canoe on the flooded streets of VI

While many residents of Lekki have been trapped by flood, the situation in neighbouring Victoria Island is not so different.Lekki and Victoria Island are upscale neighbourhoods in Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state.A video of a foreigner paddling canoe on Ahmadu Bello way on Victoria Island is currently trending on Twitter.See video below:Oyibo man paddling his canoe in VI Sharp [...]

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    PHOTOS: Flood ‘takes over’ Lekki phase 1

PHOTOS: Flood ‘takes over’ Lekki phase 1

Many residents of Lekki Phase one in Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state have been trapped in their homes as a result of the flood which followed early morning downpour.The unusual situation affected many streets in the highbrow area. Some cars broke down, while those walking on the water-logged streets found it difficult to move.A case of the rich [...]

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    Osun west by-election: Voters troop out despite downpour

Osun west by-election: Voters troop out despite downpour

The early morning rain in parts of Osun west senatorial district did not discourage voters from heading to their polling units to elect the successor of Isiaka Adeleke who died on April 23.Although there are 12 candidates in the election, the race is between Ademola, the younger brother of the deceased who is candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Five killed as container falls on commercial bus in Ojota

Five killed as container falls on commercial bus in Ojota

At least five people were killed after a truck which conveyed a 40ft container laden with plywood fell on a commercial bus in the Ojota area of Lagos.Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the agency received a distress call about the incident at 4:20am on Saturday.He said many passengers were trapped in the bus with [...]

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    Boko Haram has been defeated militarily, says Buratai

Boko Haram has been defeated militarily, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram terrorist group has been "militarily defeated".Speaking on BBC Hard Talk on Tuesday, he said terrorism is "resilient" but "if you talk in terms of military actions, Boko Haram has been defeated militarily".He added: "Before May 2015, the Boko Haram were even in Abuja, they were in Kano, Kaduna, they were penetrating [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Maitama Sule: 7 things I want to see in Nigeria before I die

FLASHBACK: Maitama Sule: 7 things I want to see in Nigeria before I die

Maitama Sule, former minister of mines and power, had very strong hopes in the possibility of a better Nigeria, and lived his life to make room for a united Nigeria.In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the elder statesman, said: "I want to see by the grace of God a united Nigeria, a Nigeria who's people will [...]

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    Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Maitama Sule, former permanent representative to the United Nations, is dead.Aliyu, one of his sons, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.He said the elder statesman died in Cairo, capital of Egypt.The family has disclosed that Sule would be buried in Kano on Tuesday."This is to announce that the corpse of the late Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is expected to arrive [...]

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    ‘Even Lai can’t believe this’, ‘Buhari should speak in tongues’ — Reactions to president’s Hausa broadcast

‘Even Lai can’t believe this’, ‘Buhari should speak in tongues’ — Reactions to president’s Hausa broadcast

The dust raised by President Muhammadu Buhari's first speech in 49 days is yet to settle hours after the audio message went viral.In the one minute, two seconds audio aired by BBC, Buhari whose voice was frail, spoke in Hausa.This irked many Nigerians who took to social media to express reservations. Buhari is currently receiving medical attention in London.Below are [...]

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    This is why you should start eating your eggshells

This is why you should start eating your eggshells

You might be throwing away some essential nutrients each time you discard your eggshells.Eggshells are actually a great source of calcium - nutrients which helps the bone and teeth to grow strong.A single chicken eggshell contains about 2 grams of calcium which is 2 to 4 times the daily recommended value.Watch the video below on how to get the best out [...]

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    VIDEO: Turkish businessman who visited Kanu endorsed Biafra in March

VIDEO: Turkish businessman who visited Kanu endorsed Biafra in March

Abdulkadir Erkahraman, the Turkish businessman who recently visited Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia state, released a video where he hailed IPOB in March.In the video, Erkahraman made reference to an exhibition which Biafra agitators organised in Spain back in 2015.He said the programme "drew daggers of faith into the heart of the Nigerian officials"."It [...]

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    People were screaming for help, says witness of London fire

People were screaming for help, says witness of London fire

A massive fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday leaving at least 50 hospitalised, many trapped and resulting in a number of fatalities.A resident who resides close to the Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, said she heard people trapped in the burning building screaming for help."I live 5 minutes walk away and we could hear [...]

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    The moment Osinbajo signed 2017 budget

The moment Osinbajo signed 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 2017 budget.At exactly 4:40pm on Monday, Osinbajo signed the budget into law.Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning; Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president and Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, witnessed the [...]

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