Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    UPDATED: ‘102 killed’ in 3 Kano mosque blasts

UPDATED: ‘102 killed’ in 3 Kano mosque blasts

The central mosque in Kano has been hit by bomb blasts during Juma'at prayers, killing "at least 102 people", according to a witness who spoke with BBC.Ikechukwu Eze, a captain and spokesman of the military joint task force,  confirmed the blasts.Though Mustapha Abubakar, the spokesman of the police in Kano, declined to give any causality figures, Sanusi Lemu, the state [...]

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    Suicide bomber kills 5 in UK embassy car attack

Suicide bomber kills 5 in UK embassy car attack

A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five people, one of whom was a Briton, and wounding more than 30 others.The British embassy confirmed there were injuries among those in the vehicle, but did not give further information.Initial reports from the interior ministry said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber [...]

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    Sporadic gunshots heard near Rivers govt house

Sporadic gunshots heard near Rivers govt house

There was pandemonium in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning, following repeated gunshots around the Rivers state government house.A banker who works at the Secretariat Complex located on Nnamdi Azikiwe Road told TheCable on phone that banks and other businesses immediately shut operations after the incident while people ran helter-skelter for safety."There was sporadic shootings from the government house axis at about 9:30am," he [...]

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    Ferguson protests in US spread to 12 cities

Ferguson protests in US spread to 12 cities

The United States has witnessed fresh protests over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager.The unrest which started on Monday night has spread to 12 cities, with more than 2,200 National Guard soldiers stepping in to assist police in maintaining order.According to BBC, protests were reported in St Louis, Seattle, [...]

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    FG to buy N9bn cooking stoves, Wonderbags

FG to buy N9bn cooking stoves, Wonderbags

The federal executive ‎council has approved the award of contract for the procurement of 750,000 units of "clean" cooking stove and 18,000 Wonderbags for the National Clean Cooking Scheme.Over 20 million clean stoves will be distributed free of charge in the next five years under the scheme aimed at reducing fuel costs, felling of trees and carbon emission.The Wonderbag (pictured) is [...]

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    Wana is Airtel’s ‘Touching Lives’ anchor

Wana is Airtel’s ‘Touching Lives’ anchor

Airtel Nigeria has announced Wana Udobang, an on-air personality, as anchor for its new CSR programme, ‘Touching Lives’ – a reality television show dedicated to the emancipation of the less privileged.With Udobang as lead presenter, ‘Touching Lives’ is set to redefine the television-viewing experience of Nigerians, as it captures moving stories and emotive moments of how the downtrodden, neglected and less [...]

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    TIE Nigeria advocates increased youth participation in 2015 polls

TIE Nigeria advocates increased youth participation in 2015 polls

As Nigeria approaches the 2015 elections, analysts have pointed out the need for increased participation of citizens in the business of governance.In light of this, advocacy groups across the nation are engaging members of the public in discussions towards increased involvement in political leadership and governance. One of such advocacy groups is TIE Nigeria.TIE Nigeria is a non-partisan, youth-based organisation [...]

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    Protests in US over white officer who shot black teenager

Protests in US over white officer who shot black teenager

The decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager has sparked protests in the US.Darren Wilson, the police officer, shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.According to BBC, the case had fanned the flames of racial differences in the US, with many African Americans calling for [...]

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    ‘Over 100’ killed in Maiduguri blast

‘Over 100’ killed in Maiduguri blast

Two female bombers have detonated bombs at the Monday Market in Maiduguri, Borno state, killing "more than 100 people".According to a security source who confirmed the blast to TheCable, a third suicide bomber was apprehended before she could detonate her bomb.Monday Market, where the blast occurred, is the largest market in Maiduguri metropolis.A member of staff of a bank located inside the [...]

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    Fashola presents N489.69bn budget proposal for 2015

Fashola presents N489.69bn budget proposal for 2015

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, on Monday presented a 2015 budget proposal of N489.69 billion to the state house of assembly for consideration.Fashola, who will be leaving office in May 2015 after completing two terms, said that the budget size was retained in order to keep zero deficits for the incoming government.“We have retained the same budget size of 2014 [...]

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    Chuck Hagel resigns as US defence chief

Chuck Hagel resigns as US defence chief

Chuck Hagel, US defence secretary, has resigned after 21 months in office.Officials said the decision was reached in light of the the threat from the militant group Islamic State and the different skills it would require from those that Hagel was brought in to employ.Announcing the resignation on Monday, President Barack Obama commended Hagel, describing him as “no ordinary defence secretary” [...]

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    Court frees suspected ‘Nyanya bomber’ Ogwuche

Court frees suspected ‘Nyanya bomber’ Ogwuche

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the man suspected to have masterminded the Nyanya Motor Part bomb blast of April 14 2014, has been discharged by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.Justice Adeniyi Ademola struck out Ogwuches's two-count terrorism suit filed by the inspector-general of police for want of diligent prosecution.The accused had filed a counter-suit challenging the infringement of his fundamental [...]

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    Tambuwal ‘faces arrest’ over fracas

Tambuwal ‘faces arrest’ over fracas

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, could be arrested over his face-off with the police at the premises of the national assembly on Thursday.Suleiman Abba, the inspector general of police, has reportedly ordered Tambuwal's arrest through instructions issued to the police commands in FCT and Sokoto, his home state.However, Abba has told TheCable this should be treated as "propaganda" in [...]

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    Tambuwal picks Sokoto guber form

Tambuwal picks Sokoto guber form

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, on Friday picked the governorship nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Sokoto state.This followed his decision not to participate in the presidential primary of his new party despite the nomination and interest forms being collected on his behalf by friends and associates.Tambuwal is expected to win the Sokoto APC  primary [...]

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    Jonathan: Army pushing back Boko Haram

Jonathan: Army pushing back Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday dismissed reports from some sections of the media that the Boko Haram insurgency was getting worse.He insisted that the armed forces were pushing the insurgents back, preventing them from taking more territory for about a week now.Jonathan made the disclosure while addressing a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council in London.“We are improving on security. [...]

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    Illegal Nigerian immigrants to get US ‘pardon’

Illegal Nigerian immigrants to get US ‘pardon’

Nigerians who have lived illegally in the US for the past five years could be among an estimated 4.7 million illegal immigrants to be granted legal residency.On Thursday, President Barack Obama issued the executive order which will, however, not cover all 11 million "undocumented immigrants" in the country.About 4.4 million illegal immigrants who are parents of US citizens/legal permanent residents [...]

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