Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Muhammed, chief imam of national mosque, dies at 68

Muhammed, chief imam of national mosque, dies at 68

Musa Muhammed, the chief imam of the Abuja national mosque, has died at the age of 68.Ishaq Oloyede, secretary-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), announced the passing on of Muhammed in a statement in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, on Saturday.The statement said Muhammed died during a brief illness at the national hospital, Abuja.It added that there [...]

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    Robbers raid Abuja company, kill policeman 

Robbers raid Abuja company, kill policeman 

A police officer lost his life on Thursday night when armed robbers stormed the office of Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company (AUMTCO) in Katampe, along Kubwa Expressway.Tunde Akintola, the company’s head of marketing and communication, told NAN that the gang, comprising five men, came with guns and other dangerous weapons.Akintola said aside from killing the police officer, they also inflicted different [...]

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    Jubilant crowd celeberate Buhari’s victory in Abuja

Jubilant crowd celeberate Buhari’s victory in Abuja

Jubilant crowd took over the secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as a result of the success of Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election.The celebrants numbering over 2,000 danced round the party secretariat chanting victory songs.Different dance groups, traditional drummers, well-wishers and party chieftains exchanged pleasantries for the party’s victory at the polls.About 100 journalists comprising local and [...]

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    NOI: Nigeria’s systems can’t prevent corruption

NOI: Nigeria’s systems can’t prevent corruption

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of finance, is of the opinion that corruption persists in the country because Nigeria lacks the institutions, systems and processes to prevent it.She made this statement on Tuesday while speaking at the Catholic Caritas Foundation Forum in Abuja.According to Okonjo-Iweala, the absence of relevant systems and institutions that will help check corruption has created opportunities for people to [...]

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    Jonathan unveils three national security documents

Jonathan unveils three national security documents

President Goodluck Jonathan has unveiled three national security documents to effectively tackle the challenges posed by terrorism and cybercrimes.Speaking at the inauguration of the documents in Abuja on Thursday, Jonathan advised all security agencies to adopt the principles enshrined in the documents.The documents are the national security strategy, counter-terrorism strategy; and cyber security plan and strategy.“Today the foremost threat facing [...]

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    Darkness in the midst of light, penury in the centre of plenty… tales of woe from Seme

Darkness in the midst of light, penury in the centre of plenty… tales of woe from Seme

Seme, a border community between Nigeria and Benin Republic, has over the years been a major source of revenue for the federal government.In 2013, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) generated over N8 billion from the community. Over N2 billion was also realised in the first quarter of 2014 and in October, a total of N935 million was raised from Seme. [...]

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    Akpabio: PDP will capture 29 states in 2015

Akpabio: PDP will capture 29 states in 2015

Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win 29 states at the election.The party presently controls 21 of the 36 states in the country.Speaking at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Tuesday during the second-term declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio said the opposition party had nothing to offer Nigerians.He admitted that “the journey to [...]

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    Nigeria v Sudan: The adventure of a working fan

Nigeria v Sudan: The adventure of a working fan

Stephen Keshi's reinstatement after being sacked despite Super Eagles 3-1 win over Sudan jogs the memory of TheCable's sports reporter who was at the scene of the events.Here is the diary of a working-fan. A WORKING FAN  Aside my phones (this is even a recent development), I normally go to the stadium with a notepad and pen.On Wednesday, I went as a working fan [...]

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    Nigerian reps lobby for Emirates, Qatar airlines

Nigerian reps lobby for Emirates, Qatar airlines

The house of representatives on Thursday urged the federal government to grant Qatar Airways landing rights to operate at the Malam Aminu Kano International and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe International airports.It also urged the government to lift the suspension on the operations of the Emirates Airline to land on the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.This was sequel to a motion [...]

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    Keshi: No contract talks with NFF yet

Keshi: No contract talks with NFF yet

Out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that there are currently no discussions over his future following the leadership tussle that has rocked Nigeria football after the ouster from the World Cup in Brazil.As his future remains uncertain after contract negotiations with the Nigeria Football Federation stalled, Keshi continues to handle the team on an interim capacity.“There are [...]

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    FCT residents lament ‘hopeless’ petrol scarcity

FCT residents lament ‘hopeless’ petrol scarcity

The biting scarcity of premium motor spirit (PMS) commonly called petrol in the nation’s capital, Abuja, appears to be far from subsiding.The scarcity of the product, which was caused by the five-day industrial action of the Petroleum and National Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is taking its toll [...]

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    Nigerians ‘want to live in Abuja, Lagos’

Nigerians ‘want to live in Abuja, Lagos’

Coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that most applicants of the federal government mortgage scheme prefer to own houses in the two main urban areas of Abuja and Lagos.The minister based her statement on 66, 402 applications for 10, 000 mortgages of the federal government mortgage refinance scheme, launched in August.At a [...]

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    Easy Taxi eases transport in Abuja with free rides

Easy Taxi eases transport in Abuja with free rides

Residents of the federal capital territory are to enjoy free rides within the city between September 9 and September 10, as Easy Taxi Nigeria, an on-demand taxi service that operates through the use of a free mobile app, rewards its users.Established in July 2013, Easy Taxi has a network of independent registered drivers who convey passengers in a smooth, easy [...]

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    2 Kenyan Airways planes with ‘about 100 Nigerians’ suffer engine failures at Nairobi airport

2 Kenyan Airways planes with ‘about 100 Nigerians’ suffer engine failures at Nairobi airport

About 100 Nigerians are currently stranded in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, after two different aeroplanes that were supposed to make the trip suffered what pilots and airline officials described as “engine failure”.According to a Nigerian passenger who spoke with TheCable early on Monday morning, the first plane was scheduled to leave Nairobi on Sunday at 7:50am, but the officials shifted [...]

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    340 shanties demolished in Abuja

340 shanties demolished in Abuja

Minister of the federal capital territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, has disclosed that his administration destroyed 340 shanties in the city, including about 100 shanties used by squatters in Kubwa suburb as well as 18 batchers in Kpeyegi near Kuje, in July.The minister made this disclosure after a meeting with senior officials of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) at his office [...]

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    SSS ‘detains’ Maigari, Green ahead of NFF Congress

SSS ‘detains’ Maigari, Green ahead of NFF Congress

More drama continues to unfold ahead of Tuesday’s congress of the Nigeria Football Federation: the State Security Service (SSS) has invited top NFF officials Alhaji Aminu Maigari and Barr. Chris Green to its Aso Drive office in Abuja.A source close to the Glass House confirmed to TheCable that the invitation is a ploy to prevent Maigari from attending Tuesday’s congress [...]

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