Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered that the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, will proceed in his absence.Dasuki is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion of $2.1 billion.Dipo Okpeseyi, prosecuting counsel, on Monday told the court that Dasuki had refused to attend four court sessions since January 2018."He has been absent [...]

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    Man climbs mast to protest ‘land encroachment’ by Atiku’s university

Man climbs mast to protest ‘land encroachment’ by Atiku’s university

Musa Wakatu, a resident of Abuja, has climbed a telecommunication mast over an alleged land encroachment by the American University of Nigeria (AUN).The elderly man climbed the mast at Nicon Junction in Maitama area of the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday morning.The university is owned by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wakatu, who threw leaflets [...]

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    Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

The federal high court in Abuja has declined to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, over his absence at the hearing of his asset declaration case.Binta Nyako, the judge, declined to issue the warrant, noting that Ekweremadu was already challenging the jurisdiction of the court and validity of the charge against him.The special [...]

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    INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register in preparation for 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this when he received a delegation of ECOWAS pre-election fact finding mission in Abuja on Monday.According to NAN, the delegation was led by Mohamed Conteh, chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission.Yakubu said the [...]

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    Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another incident of earth tremor has been recorded in Abuja.The tremor occurred in the Maitama district of federal capital territory (FCT) around noon on Thursday.The Maitama and Mpape areas were affected the last time the incident occurred.Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) said the intensity of the shake was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale.The agency [...]

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    Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shi’ites and security forces enters day three

Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shi’ites and security forces enters day three

A vehicle belonging to the police was set ablaze in Abuja on Tuesday by suspected members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).For three days now, the IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, have been protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.The clashes have led to loss of lives and left many injured. There is currently tension in [...]

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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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April 18, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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