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    Police bar APC national secretary from entering party secretariat in Abuja

Police bar APC national secretary from entering party secretariat in Abuja

Waziri Bulama, national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was prevented from entering the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Thursday morning. Bulama is a member of the national working committee (NWC) of the APC led by Abiola Ajimobi, which issued a statement on Wednesday accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of supporting illegality by backing the faction of the [...]

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    How EFCC arrested a fake DSS operative ‘who stole’ at an event attended by Buhari

How EFCC arrested a fake DSS operative ‘who stole’ at an event attended by Buhari

Boniface Oburuku has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly stealing a bag belonging to a woman from Mauritius. The 32-year-old was said to have stolen the handbag at an event organised by the EFCC in Abuja on June 11, 2019. The bag contained mobile phones, an international passport and cash. In a statement issued on [...]

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    ‘We didn’t know they were useless people’ — Executive Jets apologises over Naira Marley flight

‘We didn’t know they were useless people’ — Executive Jets apologises over Naira Marley flight

Executive Jets Services Limited, an aviation company, has tendered an apology for flying Naira Marley, a singer, to Abuja for a concert. TheCable had reported that criticisms trailed the event, with many Nigerians calling for disciplinary measures against the singer and the organisers. The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) had sealed off the Jabi Lake mall, which hosted the singer, for violating restrictions to [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

Twenty-four hours to the trip, Otos, a worker at one of the bus terminals in the Jibowu area of Yaba, Lagos, had given all the assurances that there is commercial transportation to Abuja, and, in fact, to any part of the south-east. With a giggle, and then a long hiss, he dismissed the directive banning interstate travel. As soon as we [...]

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    AMAC cancels N120,000 charge for ‘compulsory fumigation’ — after public outcry

AMAC cancels N120,000 charge for ‘compulsory fumigation’ — after public outcry

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has asked businesses owners within the municipal to disregard an earlier directive to pay N120,000 for the disinfection of their facilities. TheCable had reported how AMAC asked business owners to pay N120,000 for the disinfection of their facilities. In a letter to business owners, Yahaya Kana, director of administration, AMAC, had said the directive was in line [...]

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    School feeding programme to commence in Abuja community

School feeding programme to commence in Abuja community

The national home grown school feeding programme is set to commence in Abuja municipal area council (AMAC). Although no specific date was given, AMAC announced on its Twitter handle that distribution of palliatives will soon commence in the council. “The school feeding program has commenced in FCT. According to @NHGSFP, parents of children in public schools from Primary 1_3 will be given [...]

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    Dokpesi jnr: NCDC declared me COVID-19 positive but I didn’t see my test result

Dokpesi jnr: NCDC declared me COVID-19 positive but I didn’t see my test result

Raymond Dokpesi jnr, chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, has recovered from COVID-19 almost three weeks after he tested positive for the disease. He was discharged hours after Raymond Dokpesi, his father and founder of DAAR Communications, and his two children were discharged from the University of Abuja isolation centre. In a message in the early hours of Friday, he expressed gratitude to [...]

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    FG flags off school feeding programme in Abuja

FG flags off school feeding programme in Abuja

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister for humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, has flagged off the modified home grown school feeding programme in Abuja. The programme seeks to provide food for beneficiaries of school feeding programme while they stay at home. While imposing a lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja on March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the ministry to liaise [...]

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    THISDAY Dome donated as 320-bed isolation centre in Abuja ‘almost ready’ for use

THISDAY Dome donated as 320-bed isolation centre in Abuja ‘almost ready’ for use

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, on Tuesday, inspected the THISDAY Dome donated as a 320-bed isolation centre in Abuja. The facility, which the federal government said is 98% ready, was donated by Nduka Obaigbena, publisher of THISDAY newspaper, to support the fight against COVID-19 in Abuja. The project is being handled in collaboration with Sahara Foundation, an arm of Sahara Group. Ehanire expressed satisfaction [...]

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    COVID-19: How hunger, death and threat of community infections haunt IDPs

COVID-19: How hunger, death and threat of community infections haunt IDPs

“I left the camp since morning. We (children) went to pluck cashew nuts from the bush. We roast and eat it because there is no other food. I go every day." Those were the words of Mary Nuhu, 14, living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp at Durumi, Area 1, Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital territory (FCT). This camp is located [...]

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    PHOTOS: ‘Crowded buses, rowdy ATM points’ — Nigerians shun social distancing as lockdown ends

PHOTOS: ‘Crowded buses, rowdy ATM points’ — Nigerians shun social distancing as lockdown ends

Some residents of Ogun, Lagos and Abuja resumed normal activities on Monday -- five weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the areas. When the president ordered the lockdown on March 30, there were 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but as of the time the measure was eased, the country had 2,588 cases. Boss [...]

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    Onyeama: Hotels in Lagos, Abuja prefer being empty than to be used for quarantine

Onyeama: Hotels in Lagos, Abuja prefer being empty than to be used for quarantine

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says many hotels in Lagos and Abuja prefer being empty than to be used as quarantine centres for Nigerian returning from overseas. At the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister said the federal government would have preferred to start evacuating Nigerians abroad, but certain challenges that have [...]

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    Report: Patience Jonathan’s Abuja hotel to be converted to isolation centre

Report: Patience Jonathan’s Abuja hotel to be converted to isolation centre

A hotel belonging to Patience Jonathan, former first lady, will be converted to an isolation and treatment centre for COVID-19 patients, according to TheNation. The hotel, said to be located in Abuja, is reportedly under interim forfeiture secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2018. The newspaper quoted a source as saying the former first lady "struck a deal" [...]

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    Abuja markets to open three days weekly amid coronavirus lockdown

Abuja markets to open three days weekly amid coronavirus lockdown

The federal capital territory administration has directed markets in Abuja to operate three times a week amid the coronavirus lockdown. Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary to Muhammad Bello, FCT minister, said the directive is in line with the guidelines issued by the presidential task force on COVID-19. He said in a statement on Tuesday the FCTA resolved to implement the guidelines after [...]

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    Buhari goes back to office — and fumigation of Aso Rock begins

Buhari goes back to office — and fumigation of Aso Rock begins

President Muhammadu Buhari was in the office on Wednesday after testing negative for the coronavirus, TheCable can report. However, he worked from home on Thursday as the office was closed for fumigation. The president worked till Wednesday afternoon before retiring to his residence. He had been absent on Tuesday after Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of staff, tested positive for the virus. As a precaution, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, major mosques across the country did not hold Juma't service on Friday. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier directed Muslim faithful to comply with instructions from the government and health authorities. The Ansar ud deen Society of Nigeria also suspended mosque activities involving Friday congregational prayers. The governments of [...]

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