Friday, July 19, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    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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    ‘He has lost touch with reality’ — reactions to Ngige’s comment on doctors

‘He has lost touch with reality’ — reactions to Ngige’s comment on doctors

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, on Wednesday said, there is nothing wrong with doctors leaving Nigeria as the country has “more than enough” medical personnel.Speaking during a Channels TV programme, the minister defended the doctors searching for green pastures elsewhere, saying “if you have surplus, you export.”His statement has generated a lot of reactions. Below are some of the things [...]

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    ‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

When he appeared on Channels Television on Sunday, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign, said it's not compulsory to have the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate to contest an elective position.Keyamo was reacting to the certificate scandal of Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state.The senior lawyer's comment attracted different [...]

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    ‘Not even a flash in 3 weeks’, ‘We enjoy 20 hours per day in PH’ – Nigerians share their experiences on power supply

‘Not even a flash in 3 weeks’, ‘We enjoy 20 hours per day in PH’ – Nigerians share their experiences on power supply

"Sitting down here I can tell you some states have almost 24 hours of power supply,” Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, had said at a programme on Channels Television.Fashola's comment sparked mixed reactions. While Shehu Sanni, senator representing Kaduna central, taunted the minister saying the states enjoying almost 24 hours power supply are in other planets, some corroborated what [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificate of return to Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor of Kano state.Ganduje, who contested the election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), picked up his certificate, alongside Nasiru Gawuna, his deputy, and lawmakers-elect of the Kano house of assembly.Below are photos:[...]

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    GOtv Boxing Night to hold in Ibadan

GOtv Boxing Night to hold in Ibadan

The 18th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will hold in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, during the Easter celebrations.This was announced by the event organisers, FlyKite Productions, at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.The event scheduled for April 21 will hold at the indoor sports hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium.This is the third time the event will [...]

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    VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

Five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), have been arrested.The suspects reportedly fled with cash of different currency worth Dh2.3 million (N226,182,000).According to the Sharjah police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.Two employees at [...]

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    ‘Getting a visa is easier’ — Nigerians share bitter experiences getting passport

‘Getting a visa is easier’ — Nigerians share bitter experiences getting passport

"#GettingNigerianPassport is like getting honey from bees. Sounds good and adventurous until you try." Favour Olufunmilayo.Ogunbowale Olugbenga, a digital skills expert, had to pray, fast, wait a month, and run a thread on twitter before he could get his passport, 24 hours from missing his Visa appointment.If he decided to pay N40,000 to an immigration official, he could have got [...]

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    ‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

The election petition tribunal on Friday declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election.But the tribunal held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal.Social media is currently buzzing [...]

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    PHOTOS: US navy band performs at UNILAG

PHOTOS: US navy band performs at UNILAG

The United States Navy brass band on Wednesday thrilled students of the Department of Arts in the University of Lagos.The  band, which is based in Italy,  is involved in efforts to strengthen ties with partner nations throughout Europe and Africa.The performance was part of the troupe’s week-long public diplomacy outreach in Lagos. The band performed alongside that of the university.Below [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari welcomes Sanwo-Olu to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari welcomes Sanwo-Olu to Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Monday.Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by Obafemi Hamzat, his running mate in the election.The governor-elect tweeted saying, he and Hamzat had a fruitful meeting with Buhari.https://twitter.com/jidesanwoolu/status/1107682878970912772Below are photos of the duo in the president's office:[...]

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Exchange Rates

July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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