Saturday, February 23, 2019

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    PHOTOS: Badeh laid to rest as air chief vows to fish out killers

PHOTOS: Badeh laid to rest as air chief vows to fish out killers

Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, says the killers of late Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, will be fished out.Abubakar was speaking on Thursday at the burial of Badeh, which held at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.He noted that Badeh had served the nation well in several capacities, adding that he was deeply saddened by the manner [...]

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    INEC: We are overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs

INEC: We are overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is overwhelmed by the rush of voters to collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs).In an interview with NAN on Friday, Ndidi Okafor, head, voter education, publicity, gender and civil society in Abuja, said the commission is doing all it could to distribute PVCs in Abuja before the February 8 deadline.Okafor said the [...]

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    Poverty and transactional sex in the city

Poverty and transactional sex in the city

If you are here to read about my views on misogyny, you are on the wrong bus, and you may get off the bus at this time. If you are here to hear me praise or condemn Folarin Falana (Falz) over his latest album, moral instruction, and his hatred for transactional sex, then you booked the wrong flight, please redirect. [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari inspects parade during armed forces remembrance day

VIDEO: Buhari inspects parade during armed forces remembrance day

President Muhammadu Buhari inspected a military parade during this year's armed forces remembrance day.The event which took place at Eagle Square, Abuja, had many dignitaries in attendance.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, were at the event.Every year, January 15 is set aside to honour those [...]

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    Melaye finally surrenders to police

Melaye finally surrenders to police

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has surrendered to the police after a week siege at his Abuja residence.At least 30 policemen had invaded his residence on December 28, vowing not to leave without arresting him. He was accused of culpable homicide, an allegation he denied.TheCable understands that Melaye is currently police custody in the company of some [...]

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    I’ll make myself available to police next week, says Melaye

I’ll make myself available to police next week, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he will make himself available to the police next week.In an interview with Channels Television on Friday, the lawmaker said he is not a criminal and has no reason to run from the police.He said the invasion of his residence was unnecessary.“I was informed that my house has been invaded. Over 40 policemen [...]

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    Report: Nigerian army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites (video)

Report: Nigerian army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites (video)

New evidence has emerged on the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’ites, in October.The IMN members who were on a protest for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, clashed with soldiers and many of them were killed in the process.According to the New York Times, an investigation into the incident showed that Nigerian troops fired live [...]

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    We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the battle against Boko Haram is a fight to the finish and the insurgents will be wiped out from the region.The president said this at the extra-ordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Lake Chad basin commission and Benin in Abuja on Saturday.He lamented that the region had suffered decades of neglect and [...]

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    Report: EFCC raids Atiku’s sons apartment in Abuja

Report: EFCC raids Atiku’s sons apartment in Abuja

An apartment in a building occupied by Aliyu Abubakar and Mustapha Abubakar, sons of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was searched by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Saturday.According to Premium Times, the building, which is in Maitama neighbourhood, also houses an apartment occupied by Chiemeka Orji, son of [...]

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    Hello Abuja, you can now enjoy Google’s free Wi-Fi

Hello Abuja, you can now enjoy Google’s free Wi-Fi

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    EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

Adekunle Odofin, a detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday told the federal high court sitting in Abuja, that two people who made "crucial statements" during the investigation into the alleged fraud case involving Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, died mysteriously.Odofin told the court that the two deceased were very vital to the prosecution [...]

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    EFCC relocates data centre to headquarters after inferno

EFCC relocates data centre to headquarters after inferno

Following a fire outbreak at its office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has relocated its data centre and inter-agency task force units to its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.Data and equipment were lost in the fire that broke out at the commission's office in Wuse 2, Abuja on Monday night.In a statement by Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of the [...]

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    Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered that the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, will proceed in his absence.Dasuki is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion of $2.1 billion.Dipo Okpeseyi, prosecuting counsel, on Monday told the court that Dasuki had refused to attend four court sessions since January 2018."He has been absent [...]

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    Man climbs mast to protest ‘land encroachment’ by Atiku’s university

Man climbs mast to protest ‘land encroachment’ by Atiku’s university

Musa Wakatu, a resident of Abuja, has climbed a telecommunication mast over an alleged land encroachment by the American University of Nigeria (AUN).The elderly man climbed the mast at Nicon Junction in Maitama area of the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday morning.The university is owned by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wakatu, who threw leaflets [...]

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    Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

The federal high court in Abuja has declined to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, over his absence at the hearing of his asset declaration case.Binta Nyako, the judge, declined to issue the warrant, noting that Ekweremadu was already challenging the jurisdiction of the court and validity of the charge against him.The special [...]

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    INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register in preparation for 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this when he received a delegation of ECOWAS pre-election fact finding mission in Abuja on Monday.According to NAN, the delegation was led by Mohamed Conteh, chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission.Yakubu said the [...]

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February 22, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
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