Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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    FG charges Adeleke to court over ‘exam malpractice’

FG charges Adeleke to court over ‘exam malpractice’

The federal government has charged Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, and four others before the federal high court, Abuja, for allegedly engaging in examination malpractices.Adeleke and four others were accused of fraudulently registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Osun state, to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) of June/July 2017.Named alongside Adeleke in the [...]

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    Court upholds Buhari’s executive order on seized assets

Court upholds Buhari’s executive order on seized assets

The federal high court in Abuja has upheld the validity of the presidential executive order 6 of 2018 on seizure of assets linked to ongoing criminal trials and investigations.On July 5, Buhari had signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.The president said he signed the order to stop [...]

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    How Atiku emerged PDP presidential candidate for 2019

How Atiku emerged PDP presidential candidate for 2019

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    ‘How God saved our lives’ — residents who witnessed crash of air force jets speak

‘How God saved our lives’ — residents who witnessed crash of air force jets speak

Residents of an Abuja estate close to the hill where two jets belonging to the Nigeria air force crashed on Friday morning, have narrated their experience.The pilots of the jets were rehearsing ahead of the October 1 Independence Day celebrations when the unfortunate incident happened at Katampe community along Kubwa expressway in the nation's capital.Speaking with TheCable at the scene of [...]

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    Panel reveals cause of Abuja tremor, says it’s likely to happen again

Panel reveals cause of Abuja tremor, says it’s likely to happen again

The tremor which recently rocked parts of Abuja was caused by the indiscriminate drilling of boreholes, the panel that investigated the incident has said.Residents of Mpape and Maitama districts had experienced land vibrations in their homes a few weeks ago.The tremor led to fears of an earthquake in the areas, although the federal government said there was no likelihood of such happening.The [...]

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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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