Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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    El-Zakzaky, wife at Abuja airport ahead of medical trip to India

El-Zakzaky, wife at Abuja airport ahead of medical trip to India

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and his wife, Zeenat, have arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, ahead of their medical trip to India.Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the duo, who had been under protective custody, would be leaving for India in a few hours."Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat have [...]

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    Be prepared for more flood, FEMA warns Abuja residents

Be prepared for more flood, FEMA warns Abuja residents

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has warned residents of Abuja to prepare for flood.Abbas Idriss, director-general of FEMA, gave the warning in a statement on Saturday.He said the areas prone to flood are Kubwa, Gwagwa-Karimo, Kuje, Airport road and Gwagwalada.Idriss said flooding is expected because the torrential rainfall had increased the water level at the Usuma dam [...]

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    Flood sweeps away high court finance director in Abuja

Flood sweeps away high court finance director in Abuja

Tony Okecheme, the director of finance at the federal high court in Abuja, has been swept away by a heavy flood.PUNCH reports that Okecheme was on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in his official 2017 Toyota Camry when his car got stuck in the flood at Galadimawa roundabout, Abuja, on Friday.Galadimawa is about 15 minutes away from [...]

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    VIDEO: Zakzaky’s followers hit streets of Abuja despite proscription order

VIDEO: Zakzaky’s followers hit streets of Abuja despite proscription order

Less than three days after a court outlawed activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria  (IMN) in the country, members of the group staged a protest in Abuja.The Shi'ites, who converged on Apo in the nation's capital, chanted: "Free El-Zakyzaky". Upon sighting them, some residents took to their heels.Security operatives who were hunting for the sect members within the city [...]

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    PHOTOS: Flood takes over Abuja roads

PHOTOS: Flood takes over Abuja roads

Widespread flooding has taken over a number of major roads in Abuja, the nation's capital, following a heavy downpour that lasted for several hours.The rain, which started as early as 6:30am on Thursday, wreaked havoc across the city as many houses and roads were submerged in the water body.Commercial activities were also grounded to a halt in some parts of [...]

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    Report: Five police officers killed during Shi’ites protest

Report: Five police officers killed during Shi’ites protest

Five officers were killed during the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the  police in Abuja on Monday, according to Daily Trust.Among those killed was Usman Umar, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) in charge operations in federal capital territory (FCT).The newspaper did not mention names and ranks of the other four officers killed.Apart from several IMN [...]

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    Channels TV reporter shot during Shi’ites protest is dead

Channels TV reporter shot during Shi’ites protest is dead

The Channels Television reporter shot at the scene of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, and the police is dead.His death was announced during the 10pm news bulletin of the station.He was identified as Precious Owolabi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).Security operatives and members of the sect had [...]

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    Police evacuate corpses of protesters killed in Abuja

Police evacuate corpses of protesters killed in Abuja

Men of the Nigeria police force evacuated corpses of protesters who were shot dead in Abuja on Monday.TheCable reporter counted at least six corpses that were evacuated around federal secretariat, Abuja. They were picked off the street and dumped into a Toyota Hilux van.Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) had taken to the streets of Abuja to demand [...]

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    Channels TV reporter shot as Shi’ites, police clash in Abuja (updated)

Channels TV reporter shot as Shi’ites, police clash in Abuja (updated)

A yet to be identified reporter of Channels Television was shot during a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the police in Abuja on Monday.The incident happened while policemen were trying to disperse a protest staged by IMN members.A sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat, Abuja, was set on [...]

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    TSA will sanitise our system in Imo, says Ihedioha

TSA will sanitise our system in Imo, says Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says treasury single account (TSA) will sanitise the financial system of the state.Speaking when he hosted traditional rulers in the state, the governor said he had discovered avenues through which resources of the state were looted.“I discovered there were leakages in the revenue accruing to the state government. This was largely due to numerous [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit seeking to halt the confirmation of Ibrahim Muhammad as the chief justice of Nigeria.President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the senate to confirm Muhammad as the substantive CJN.Muhammad has been occupying the office in acting capacity since January when Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, former CJN, who was accused of [...]

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    Again, Shi’ites clash with police in Abuja

Again, Shi’ites clash with police in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi'ites clashed with the police at the federal secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday.The IMN members who clashed with policemen during a protest at the national assembly on Tuesday, returned to the streets of Abuja on Thursday.Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters demanded the immediate release of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, [...]

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    UK will be the ‘number one investor in Africa by 2022’

UK will be the ‘number one investor in Africa by 2022’

Catriona Lang, United Kingdom high commissioner to Nigeria, says her country is planning to increase its investment opportunities in Nigeria.Speaking on Tuesday at the 18th edition of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference in Abuja, she said the UK will be the number one investor in Africa by 2022.She said the UK continues to promote the merits of Nigeria and [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Francis Onuegbu, an Abuja-based pastor, before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court  for alleged forgery.Onuegbu was arraigned before the court on three count charges of alleged falsification of land documents “with the intent to defraud”.The EFCC accused him and one Oluwatosin Olowu, who is reportedly at large, of committing the [...]

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    Buhari: I’m qualified to be a soldier and politician

Buhari: I’m qualified to be a soldier and politician

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is qualified to be a soldier and politician.Speaking on Tuesday at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of Afenifere, the apex socio-political group in the south-west, the president said having ruled the country as a military head of state, he decided to come back as a civilian president.Buhari, a retired major general, was [...]

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    Electricity agency speaks on Abuja village where darkness is killing people

Electricity agency speaks on Abuja village where darkness is killing people

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) says it has directed its project team to look into the plight of residents of Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi village in the federal capital territory (FCT).The agency disclosed this hours after TheCable published a story on the condition of the village under the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).Lack of electricity has brought hardship on the people, [...]

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