Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    NEITI to hold conference on remedial issues

NEITI to hold conference on remedial issues

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) is set to hold a conference on resolving outstanding remedial issues in the oil, gas and mining sector.In a statement on Friday, Ogbonnaya Orji, director, communications and advocacy of NEITI, said experts across the extractive industries have been invited for the conference."Experts across the extractive industries value chain have been assembled to review the status [...]

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    EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because the ministry does not want locomotives killing cows.The minister highlighted the complications the federal government has had to deal with in making rail concessions, stating that the concession with General Electric (GE) fell apart after the company was sold its rail [...]

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    EXTRA: Some religious leaders visit Buhari just to take pictures, says Bakare

EXTRA: Some religious leaders visit Buhari just to take pictures, says Bakare

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says some religious leaders visit President Muhammadu Buhari to take pictures instead of discussing the issues bedeviling the country.According to PUNCH, Bakare said this at the thanksgiving service held to mark the 16th anniversary of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro, Abuja.He accused religious leaders of failing to take advantage of their visits to the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayemi all smiles as Osinbajo welcomes him to NEC meeting

PHOTOS: Fayemi all smiles as Osinbajo welcomes him to NEC meeting

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, attended his first national economic council (NEC) meeting since he was sworn in on Tuesday.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo welcomed him to the meeting amid smiles.Here are some pictures:[...]

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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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