Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    UPDATED: 14 killed, 39 injured in suicide attacks in Borno

UPDATED: 14 killed, 39 injured in suicide attacks in Borno

Fourteen people were killed and 39 injured during suicide attacks in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Thursday.Sani Usman, army spokesman, confirmed this in a statement issued on Friday.Usman said security operatives and emergency management team were mobilised to take care of the wounded.“Although details of the attack are still sketchy, suffice it to state that four Boko Haram terrorists [...]

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    Buhari, Saraki ‘reunite’ at presidential villa

Buhari, Saraki ‘reunite’ at presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki exchange banters at the presidential villa in Abuja during the celebration of the 55th independence anniversary of the country.Both men sat next to each other at the ceremonial change of guards, which held at the forecourt of the villa on Thursday.The last time Buhari and Saraki were seen in public was during [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Fashola, Amaechi, Ngige, Onu, Lai, Kachikwu make Buhari’s ministerial list

EXCLUSIVE: Fashola, Amaechi, Ngige, Onu, Lai, Kachikwu make Buhari’s ministerial list

President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list contains a number of familiar All Progressives Congress (APC) names such as Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, and Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, TheCable can report.Also nominated to be minister is Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the ruling party, and Kayode Fayemi, who lost his Ekiti governorship re-election bid in [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘poisons’ water sources in Borno

Boko Haram ‘poisons’ water sources in Borno

The Nigerian army says the Boko Haram sect is poisoning water sources in some communities where its members were dislodged in Borno state.Tukur Gusau, deputy director army public relations, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, warning residents of the state to avoid drinking water from unverified sources.“They have now resorted to poisoning water sources like wells and streams,” the statement [...]

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    Buhari writes n’assembly on $200m loan for Lagos

Buhari writes n’assembly on $200m loan for Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the national assembly to approve a tranche of $200 million World Bank loan for Lagos state.The senate president and speaker of the house of representatives, read the letter on Tuesday when both chambers resumed from a break of six weeks.“I seek your support to facilitate the consideration and early approval of the DPO II loan [...]

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    My abductors collected ransom, reveals Falae

My abductors collected ransom, reveals Falae

Olu Falae, former secretary to the government of the federation, who was recently released after four days in captivity, has revealed that his family paid ransom to his abductors to secure his freedom.Falae's account contradicts that of Solomon Arase, the inspector-general of police, who said no ransom was paid to secure the release of the septuagenarian.Narrating his ordeal on Monday when Alani [...]

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    Fear grips Nigeria’s UN mission staff over shoddy handling of Buhari’s itinerary

Fear grips Nigeria’s UN mission staff over shoddy handling of Buhari’s itinerary

There are fears that heads may roll among Nigerian UN mission staff over the shoddy handling of President Muhammadu Buhari's trip to the 70th general assembly in New York.A meeting has been fixed for later in the week for a "post mortem" on the embarrassing mistakes in what may now pass as medicine after death.Buhari was prevented from meeting Pope [...]

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    YOUR SAY: Is Oshiomhole against Sylva?

YOUR SAY: Is Oshiomhole against Sylva?

In politics, when two brothers go to war, it is usually dirtily-fought. And until interests align again, such wars hardly end.The past week may have been dominated by the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Bureau, but that same week, the ugly tussle for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Bayelsa state got [...]

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    REVEALED: How Nigerian mission embarrassed Buhari before Pope Francis at UN meeting

REVEALED: How Nigerian mission embarrassed Buhari before Pope Francis at UN meeting

The Nigerian mission inexplicably messed up the itinerary of President Muhammadu Buhari at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on Friday, TheCable can report.The president missed a very important event on Boko Haram and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and was also prevented from meeting with Pope Francis because he was not properly briefed by the Nigerian UN [...]

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    Buhari, Obasanjo meet Brown in New York

Buhari, Obasanjo meet Brown in New York

President Muhammadu Buhari and Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, held a meeting with Gordon Brown, former British prime minister, on Saturday in New York. Buhari is currently in the United States for the 70th United Nations General Assembly. He and Obasanjo have held secret meetings of recent.In the last of such meetings, which held at the presidential villa in Abuja, Obasanjo waved aside reporters who tried to [...]

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    Buhari urges world leaders to wipe out HIV

Buhari urges world leaders to wipe out HIV

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to make HIV/AIDS history by 2030.In his address at the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Nigerian president pledged the support of his country towards the achievement of the millennium development goals.He also lamented the high record of health challenges in Africa and appreciated the international community for its support [...]

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    Army raises the alarm, says some northerners don’t want insurgency to end

Army raises the alarm, says some northerners don’t want insurgency to end

The Nigerian army has accused some influential persons in the north-east of frustrating its effort to stamp out insurgency.According to Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, the unnamed individuals, who are allegedly benefitting from the unrest in the region, have been holding clandestine meetings and also employed the services of some marabouts to achieve their aim.Warning them to desist, Usman [...]

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    Buhari urges Saudi king to identify flaws in hajj

Buhari urges Saudi king to identify flaws in hajj

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over Thursday’s tragedy in Saudi Arabia urging,  Salman bin Abdulaziz, king of the country, to identify flaws in the organisation of the spiritual exercise.Buhari commiserated with families of the victims, recalling the earlier crane collapse in Mecca.“The president has taken note of the assurance by the government of Saudi Arabia that Thursday’s catastrophe will [...]

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    Akpabio: I am glad to be back from the land of death

Akpabio: I am glad to be back from the land of death

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says he is glad to have survived the accident involving his car and a vehicle belonging to the United States embassy, in Abuja.Speaking in Uyo during the 28th anniversary of Akwa Ibom, the senate minority leader, expressed appreciation to all those who stood by him.He said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, [...]

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    Fayose, Jonathan meet in Bayelsa

Fayose, Jonathan meet in Bayelsa

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, and former president, Goodluck Jonathan, reunited in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, on Thursday.The last time both men were seen in public was in the build-up to the 2015 election.In a bid to apparently pave way for the return of Jonathan, Fayose was very critical of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the opposition candidate, [...]

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    Protesters throw missiles at Saraki, other dignitaries at Ilorin eid ground

Protesters throw missiles at Saraki, other dignitaries at Ilorin eid ground

Some worshippers threw missiles in the direction of dignitaries, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Thursday at the eid praying ground in Ilorin, Kwara state.While some of them complained about the non-payment of outstanding salaries, some alleged that the bailout funds were being used for "Abuja politics" — an insinuation thought to be in reference to Saraki, who is a former governor of [...]

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