Thursday, March 26, 2020

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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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    Resident doctors embark on strike in Abuja

Resident doctors embark on strike in Abuja

The Abuja chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) has embarked on an indefinite strike. This comes a few hours after a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in the country. In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Roland Aigbovo, president of the association, said the action is as a result of the salary arrears owed them by the FCT [...]

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    Police parade ‘attackers’ of emir of Potiskum

Police parade ‘attackers’ of emir of Potiskum

The police on Thursday paraded suspects "involved in the attack" on Umaru Bubaram, emir of Potiskum in Yobe. At least six aides of the first-class king were killed when his convoy was attacked along the Kaduna-Zaria highway  in December. Bubaram narrated how he slept in the bush overnight after the gunmen shot sporadically for two hours. He said 105 persons are suspected kidnappers, [...]

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    ‘A gender equal society is wealthier’ — Nizamiye Hospital celebrates women

‘A gender equal society is wealthier’ — Nizamiye Hospital celebrates women

The management of the Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja, says a gender-equal world can be "healthier, wealthier, and more harmonious." The management of the hospital spoke at an event organised to celebrate the 2020 International Women's Day which held on Sunday. According to Mohammed Abubakar, its public relations officer, the Nizamiye Hospital is an equal opportunity workplace that allows all to thrive regardless of [...]

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    Thugs ‘beat up’ journalist in Abuja

Thugs ‘beat up’ journalist in Abuja

Ameh Godwin, deputy editor of Daily Post, was reportedly attacked by thugs in Abuja on Wednesday. The incident reportedly happened in Garki district of the nation's capital. Godwin said he was assaulted for criticising a certain candidate who is vying for the chairmanship of Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state. The journalist said he was lured by a friend to a meeting [...]

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    Police arrest customer who killed Abuja DisCo official

Police arrest customer who killed Abuja DisCo official

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it arrested one Oputa Vitus who stabbed an official of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to death. The suspect had stabbed two officials of the electricity company in the Kabusa area of the FCT on Tuesday, leaving the other critically injured. In a statement on Wednesday, Anjuguri Manzah, public relations officer of the [...]

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    Aggrieved customer ‘kills Abuja DisCo official’

Aggrieved customer ‘kills Abuja DisCo official’

An aggrieved customer stabbed an official of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to death on Tuesday. The unidentified customer also injured another official of the DisCo. He was said to have stabbed two officials, who were on assignment in Kabusa area of the federal capital territory (FCT). Speaking on the development, Bode Fadipe, AEDC spokesperson, said the injured official has been taken [...]

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    Aso Rock official murdered in Abuja

Aso Rock official murdered in Abuja

Laetitia Dagan, assistant director of administration at the state house, has been murdered at her Abuja residence. The presidency confirmed her death via a statement on Tuesday. Attah Esa, a deputy director of information at the state house, said the deceased was killed around 11pm on Monday. The statement quoted Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary, as describing Dagan’s death as “a painful [...]

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    Report: 27 killed, 22 abducted in Abuja in one year

Report: 27 killed, 22 abducted in Abuja in one year

This might cause you migraine: 27 persons are reported to have been victims of extra-judicial killings in Abuja since February 2019. According to a new report released by SBM Intelligence, a data analysis group, 22 persons have also been kidnapped in the nation's capital. The report, which the organisation said was derived form interviews, media reports and desk research, added that there [...]

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    Gunmen open fire on bus in Abuja, abduct passengers

Gunmen open fire on bus in Abuja, abduct passengers

Gunmen have abducted passengers of a public transport in the federal capital territory (FCT). Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command, said the gunmen opened fire on the bus before whisking their victims away. Manzah said the incident happened on Sunday evening along Piri Kwali expressway — barely one week after a student was abducted in the nation’s capital. The police spokesman said [...]

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    Coronavirus: FG shuts down Abuja supermarket selling ‘illegally imported seafood’ from China

Coronavirus: FG shuts down Abuja supermarket selling ‘illegally imported seafood’ from China

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has closed Panda supermarket in the federal capital territory (FCT) as a precautionary measure to the outbreak of coronavirus. The commission said the supermarket imported seafood and other animals from China illegally. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the commission said it also discovered that the store had expired products on its shelves. "FCCPC [...]

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    One feared dead as IMN members clash with police in Abuja

One feared dead as IMN members clash with police in Abuja

One person reportedly lost his life when policemen clashed with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Tuesday. The incident occurred around Berger, a busy interchange in the nation's capital. Trouble started after the IMN who were marching from Utako ran into some police officers at Berger. The protesters, who held banners with pictures of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN leader, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Man builds ‘aeroplane house’ for wife in Abuja

PHOTOS: Man builds ‘aeroplane house’ for wife in Abuja

Said Jammal, a Nigerian with a Lebanese background, has built an airplane-like house for Liza, his wife, in Asokoro, Abuja. Speaking in an interview with BBC Pidgin, Jammal said he wanted Liza, who loves travelling, to always feel like she is onboard an airplane whenever she is inside the house. He explained that he started building the house in 1999 and is yet [...]

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    Doctors hit the streets over stripping of female colleague by patient’s family in Abuja

Doctors hit the streets over stripping of female colleague by patient’s family in Abuja

Some doctors in Abuja on Thursday protested the stripping of their female colleague by relatives of a patient who later died at Maitama General Hospital. While embarking on their march, the doctors held placards "We Care for You Why Beat Us’’, “Better Securities in our Hospitals’’, “Say No to Violence Against Health Workers” and “Doctors and Health Workers deserve Better’’ among [...]

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    Dasuki regains freedom after four years in custody

Dasuki regains freedom after four years in custody

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, has been released after four years in detention. The Department of State Services (DSS) released Dasuki in Abuja on Tuesday following the directive of the federal government. Ahmed Raji, Dasuki's counsel, confirmed that his client was released on Tuesday evening. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had asked the secret police to release Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore, [...]

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March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS380478402
KANO375477498
PH380478498
ABUJA375476400
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