Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Independence celebrations: Turkish Nizamiye hospital offers discount on checkup

Independence celebrations: Turkish Nizamiye hospital offers discount on checkup

 The Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja is offering a 40% discount on medical checkup in commemoration of Nigeria’s 58th anniversary celebrations.Mohammed Abubakar, public relations officer of the hospital, disclosed this in a statement.Abubakar said the gesture is a demonstration of a firm resolve to continue to provide quality healthcare services in Nigeria.“In commemoration of the 58th independence anniversary celebration of [...]

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    NSA: Security agencies will be held responsible for infractions during elections

NSA: Security agencies will be held responsible for infractions during elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says security agencies would be held responsible for any infraction committed during the general election.Monguno said this during a meeting with security chiefs in Abuja on Tuesday.He said forthcoming elections have to be conducted in a way that will portray Nigeria in a positive light, adding that excuses will not be tolerated for misdemeanor in the [...]

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    IGP disbands tactical squad over search of Edwin Clark’s house

IGP disbands tactical squad over search of Edwin Clark’s house

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS).Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.He said this was in connection with the invasion of the residence of Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader. Moshood said senior officers of the squad who were linked to the raid were [...]

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    ‘We’re still living in fear’– Abuja residents speak on earth tremor

‘We’re still living in fear’– Abuja residents speak on earth tremor

When some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) returned home from work on Wednesday, they planned to retire to bed and relax with their family members but that was not to be as the sudden vibration beneath the ground left them worried.In the confusion that ensued, some abandoned their homes while others reached out to some government agencies. What [...]

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    No cause for alarm, says FG on earth tremors

No cause for alarm, says FG on earth tremors

The federal government says there is no cause for alarm over the reports of earth tremors in some areas of Abuja.Alex Nwegbu, director-general of the National Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), said this at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.He said Nigeria is not on the boundary that can make the country suffer earthquake.Earth tremor, otherwise known as slight earthquake, [...]

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    ‘Can it be prevented?’ — Here are basic things to know about earth tremor

‘Can it be prevented?’ — Here are basic things to know about earth tremor

Several states in Nigeria, have, over the years, experienced tremors. This is despite the fact that Nigeria is located outside the major seismic zones of the world.A seismic zone is a region in the map that is prone to an increased chance of earthquakes. The federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja has experienced three instances of earth tremor within three days.Kaduna, [...]

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    Panic over Abuja tremors but FEMA says ‘no likelihood of earthquake’

Panic over Abuja tremors but FEMA says ‘no likelihood of earthquake’

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says the residents of Abuja have nothing to fear over the earth shaking recorded in some areas.The Mpape and Maitama districts of Abuja experienced some vibrations in the earth Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, causing panic among the residents.FEMA, in a statement from the office of its director general, said the "possible cause" of the [...]

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    Police reveal identities of officers who searched Clark’s residence

Police reveal identities of officers who searched Clark’s residence

The Nigeria police on Wednesday released the names of four of its officers who searched the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader.On Tuesday, security operatives invaded Clark's house around 1:30 pm and presented a search warrant to the elder statesman.The officers were identified as David Dominic, an assistant superintendent of police, Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo [...]

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    Police storm Edwin Clark’s Abuja residence

Police storm Edwin Clark’s Abuja residence

Some policemen invaded the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, around 1:30pm on Tuesday.The security operatives, who presented a search warrant to the elder statesman, reportedly spent over two hours at his residence.Speaking with TheCable, Clark said he was not informed ahead of the operation. The Ijaw leader said nothing incriminating was found in his house."There was [...]

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    From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

Imagine having to use a kerosene lamp for child delivery because there's no electricity. What if something goes wrong and the lamp goes off? What will happen to the woman and the baby making its arrival into the world?That was the nightmare faced by the workers at the primary healthcare center in Dakwa, Abuja municipal council, for a couple of [...]

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    Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Muhammad Mukaila, one of the supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari who reportedly trekked a long distance to celebrate the emergence of the president in 2015, has expressed regrets over his action.Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Mukaila said he wished he had not embarked on the long trek three years ago.He also announced the commencement of "Anger Trek" from [...]

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    ‘One killed, children trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja

‘One killed, children trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja

A three-storey shopping complex under construction in the Jabi area of Abuja has collapsed killing, one person and leaving 12 others trapped.The incident occurred around 1:30pm.A witness said children and food hawkers were among those trapped in the building. Eight people were said to have been rescued, including the site engineer, whose leg was  reportedly broken.At the time of filing [...]

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    Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election.Ojudu disclosed this while reading the president's speech at the 2018 annual Nigeria political parties summit held in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, Buhari gave an undertaking that he would ensure [...]

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    US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

The US embassy says it hopes to resume consular operations in Abuja after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.A temporary stoppage of consular services in the nation's capital was on Tuesday announced by the US embassy.The embassy had said the development would mean a halt of visa operations and services for American citizens.The US embassy had cited "reasons beyond our control" but noted [...]

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    ‘Poor welfare’: Workers paralyse activities at Oyo-Ita’s office

‘Poor welfare’: Workers paralyse activities at Oyo-Ita’s office

Federal Civil servants on Wednesday embarked on peaceful protest over "poor welfare, lack of training and working materials and slash in Sallah bonus".The workers under the Joint Union Association of Head of Service of the Federation, stormed block A of the federal secretariat, Abuja, to make known their grievances.The union is made up of three unions: Nigeria Civil Service Union, [...]

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    Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

A female victim of human trafficking recently rescued from Saudi Arabia says many Nigerian girls in the country were raped and made to work 18 out of 24 hours.The victim, who was veiled, disclosed this while narrating her ordeal at the ministry of foreign affairs in Abuja.She said she left for Saudi with other girls in December 30, 2017, and [...]

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