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    DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who has been in detention since August 3.A DSS source disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday night. Marshall Abubakar, one of the lawyers of Sowore, later confirmed the development."He has been released. I am with him as we speak," he told TheCable over the phone, adding [...]

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    EXTRA: FCT judge cancels court session over lack of diesel

EXTRA: FCT judge cancels court session over lack of diesel

Peter Kekemeke, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court sitting in Nyanya, Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to hear all the cases scheduled to come up before him due to power outage.The case list contained at least 11 matters which were slated for fresh hearing, continuation of hearing and final ruling.Litigants, including lawyers and witnesses, were seated in the [...]

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    Amnesty describes shooting of protesters as a stain on Nigeria’s human rights record

Amnesty describes shooting of protesters as a stain on Nigeria’s human rights record

Amnesty International Nigeria says shooting of peaceful protesters by security agencies is a stain on Nigeria’s human rights record.Commenting on the attack on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Wednesday, the human rights organisation asked the federal government investigate the incident.A secondary school student was shot when policemen opened fire to disperse IMN members who [...]

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    Death penalty will be amended, says sponsor of ‘hate speech bill’

Death penalty will be amended, says sponsor of ‘hate speech bill’

Aliyu Abdullahi, sponsor of the bill seeking to check hate speech, says the death penalty aspect will be amended in line with the wish of Nigerians.In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, Abdullahi said the bill will undergo some fine-tuning to reflect the views of Nigerians.He added that the senate will accept contributions and input by critics and supporters of the [...]

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    Fire outbreak at FIRS headquarters in Abuja

Fire outbreak at FIRS headquarters in Abuja

There has been a fire incident at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja.According to a statement issued by Wahab Gbadamosi, spokesman of the agency, on Monday, the fire outbreak happened on Saturday.It was said to have affected the store, where old files are kept, located at the annex building of the service.''There was a fire [...]

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    Rovingheights to host Van Beemen, author of ‘Heineken In Africa’, in Abuja

Rovingheights to host Van Beemen, author of ‘Heineken In Africa’, in Abuja

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    96-year-old man weds heartthrob, 73, in Abuja

96-year-old man weds heartthrob, 73, in Abuja

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    Buhari returns to Abuja after Russia-Africa summit

Buhari returns to Abuja after Russia-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after actively participating in the three-day Russia-Africa summit held in Sochi, Russia.The presidential aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 5:25pm.While in Sochi, Buhari, on October 23, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the duo [...]

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    Gunmen kill Abuja resident, abduct his two children

Gunmen kill Abuja resident, abduct his two children

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed Ayuba Chashe, a resident of Yebu community in Kwali area council of the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.The attackers also abducted two children of Chase.Danladi Chiya, chairman of Kwali, confirmed the development to journalists, narrating how the gunmen struck on Monday night.The chairman assured the residents that measures were in place to get the [...]

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    ‘We need home-grown solutions’ — Buhari tells economic advisory council

‘We need home-grown solutions’ — Buhari tells economic advisory council

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, met with members of the recently constituted economic advisory council (EAC) at the presidential villa, Abuja.At the meeting, the president restated his commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.He said the economy was not growing well enough and asked the team to come up with home-grown ideas that will help improve it."I [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap nine persons in Abuja 

Gunmen kidnap nine persons in Abuja 

Nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy, have been kidnapped in Pegi, a community in Kuje area council, Abuja.Gunmen, wearing military fatigues raided the community,  on Monday night.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police spokesman, said the police are making effort to rescue the kidnap victims whose identities are not known as of the time of filing this [...]

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    Court grants Sowore N100m bail, restricts him to Abuja

Court grants Sowore N100m bail, restricts him to Abuja

A federal high court in Abuja on Friday granted a N100 million bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Sowore has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him while he was arraigned on September 30, [...]

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    Customs: Why we laid siege to Abuja hotel

Customs: Why we laid siege to Abuja hotel

The Nigeria Customs Service says it raided Fraser Suites, Abuja, after receiving an intelligence that some exotic cars without duty payment were parked in the hotel.Joseph Attah, customs spokesman, said the service learnt the cars, suspected to have been smuggled into the country, were removed from a car mart.TheCable had reported that operatives of the service had besieged the hotel after [...]

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    Customs besieges five-star hotel in Abuja, seizes ‘smuggled cars’

Customs besieges five-star hotel in Abuja, seizes ‘smuggled cars’

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service laid siege on Fraser Suites, a five-star hotel in Abuja, on Wednesday night in search of cars smuggled into the country.TheCable gathered from various sources including two customs officials that some cars were seized during the operation which lasted for hours around midnight.Eyewitnesses told TheCable some of those lodged at the hotel were asked [...]

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    How three ‘kidnappers’ were burnt alive in Abuja

How three ‘kidnappers’ were burnt alive in Abuja

Three suspected kidnappers were on Monday burnt alive in the Dutse Alhaji area of the federal capital territory.The three men were said to have been caught in a moving vehicle while trying to abduct a lady.Aminu Umar, a Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO), said the lady was heard screaming for help from inside the vehicle around 8am on Monday.“The lady was [...]

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    DSS operatives sneak Sowore into court

DSS operatives sneak Sowore into court

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) brought Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, into a federal high court in Abuja through the backdoor on Monday.Some supporters of the activist who were outside waiting to catch a glimpse of him did not get to see Sowore.Spotting a white shirt, Sowore was all smiles as he was cheered by [...]

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