Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the royal terminal of King AbdulAziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Abuja.This was after attending the 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah.NAN reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage left the Jeddah airport for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2:45pm local [...]

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    FG inaugurates 10MW power plant for Abuja airport

FG inaugurates 10MW power plant for Abuja airport

The federal government, on Tuesday, inaugurated a 10 megawatts power plant for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said the independent power plant (IPP) is to complement electricity supply at the airport.The minister added that the project was executed due to the high electricity demand following the construction of the new international terminal.“It is [...]

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    Abuja residents: Task force planning to arrest more women this weekend

Abuja residents: Task force planning to arrest more women this weekend

Some Abuja residents say a joint task force of the federal capital territory (FCT) is planning to carry out raids on women this weekend.In a statement on Friday, the residents under the aegis of Concerned Abuja Residents said task force is targetting women at clubs and other public areas in the nation's capital.The group urged residents to remain "fearlessly [...]

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    FCT demolishes club where ‘strippers’ were arrested

FCT demolishes club where ‘strippers’ were arrested

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished Caramelo, a popular night club in Abuja.The FCT authorities demolished the club on Monday, less than a month after they raided the club.About 34 ladies alleged to he strippers were arrested during the raid, which later metamorphosed into alleged sexual abuse involving some policemen.The FCTA had said the club is located in [...]

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    Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja

Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja

Aggrieved protesters blocked the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along Umaru Musa Yar'Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning.The vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at the Goza village axis of the road.Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the spot, which is the major road connecting the airport to the city, to [...]

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    36 activist groups ask FG to investigate ‘abuse’ of women arrested in Abuja nightclub

36 activist groups ask FG to investigate ‘abuse’ of women arrested in Abuja nightclub

A coalition of women’s rights activists, development workers and academics have called on the federal government to investigate the arrest and alleged abuse of over 100 women in night clubs in Abuja by the police.Some police officers of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had on April 17 raided a popular night club in Abuja, Caramelo and arrested over 30 [...]

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    NIS commences registration for issuance of 10-year e-passports

NIS commences registration for issuance of 10-year e-passports

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun registration for the issuance of the new 10-year electronic passports to Nigerians.Sunday James, NIS public relations officer, disclosed this on Monday, when he took journalists around the data capture centre in the federal capital territory (FCT).The new passport is expected to integrate details of enrollees as captured by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).James [...]

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    Buhari returns to Abuja after economic summits in Jordan, Dubai

Buhari returns to Abuja after economic summits in Jordan, Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule.NAN reports that the president was initially scheduled to return to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Wednesday, April 10, at about 1.30 a.m.However, the presidential aircraft carrying the president, his aides and some members of his entourage, landed at the presidential wing of [...]

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    APC will do things differently this time, says Lawan on 9th assembly leadership

APC will do things differently this time, says Lawan on 9th assembly leadership

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will do things differently in choosing the leadership of the 9th national assembly.Lawan spoke during an interactive session with reporters in Abuja.He ruled out the possibility of crisis in the APC, noting that the party must have learnt lessons from the "mismanagement of the party’s majority" in the current assembly.Lawan, who [...]

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    Saraki, Melaye, Aisha Yesufu… Abuja ‘stands still’ for Pius Adesanmi

Saraki, Melaye, Aisha Yesufu… Abuja ‘stands still’ for Pius Adesanmi

Some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) paid last respect to Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, on Wednesday.Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.All the 157 persons on board died in the accident.At the Unity Fountain, different people, mostly clad in black and teary-eyed, recounted how [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku returns to Abuja

PHOTOS: Atiku returns to Abuja

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has returned to Abuja after casting his vote in Yola, Adamawa state.Although he lost his polling unit to President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku defeated Buhari  at Aso Rock.While Atiku got 1,030 votes, Buhari trailed with 1,013 votes.Below are pictures of Atiku arriving the airport in Abuja:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Badeh laid to rest as air chief vows to fish out killers

PHOTOS: Badeh laid to rest as air chief vows to fish out killers

Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, says the killers of late Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, will be fished out.Abubakar was speaking on Thursday at the burial of Badeh, which held at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.He noted that Badeh had served the nation well in several capacities, adding that he was deeply saddened by the manner [...]

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    INEC: We are overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs

INEC: We are overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is overwhelmed by the rush of voters to collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs).In an interview with NAN on Friday, Ndidi Okafor, head, voter education, publicity, gender and civil society in Abuja, said the commission is doing all it could to distribute PVCs in Abuja before the February 8 deadline.Okafor said the [...]

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    Poverty and transactional sex in the city

Poverty and transactional sex in the city

If you are here to read about my views on misogyny, you are on the wrong bus, and you may get off the bus at this time. If you are here to hear me praise or condemn Folarin Falana (Falz) over his latest album, moral instruction, and his hatred for transactional sex, then you booked the wrong flight, please redirect. [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari inspects parade during armed forces remembrance day

VIDEO: Buhari inspects parade during armed forces remembrance day

President Muhammadu Buhari inspected a military parade during this year's armed forces remembrance day.The event which took place at Eagle Square, Abuja, had many dignitaries in attendance.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, were at the event.Every year, January 15 is set aside to honour those [...]

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    Melaye finally surrenders to police

Melaye finally surrenders to police

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has surrendered to the police after a week siege at his Abuja residence.At least 30 policemen had invaded his residence on December 28, vowing not to leave without arresting him. He was accused of culpable homicide, an allegation he denied.TheCable understands that Melaye is currently police custody in the company of some [...]

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KANO361474413
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