Sunday, November 18, 2018

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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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    Panic in Abuja over bomb scare

Panic in Abuja over bomb scare

A Peugeot car parked in the middle of the road at Nyanya sparked panic in Abuja on Thursday.According to a witness, the car, suspected to be laden with explosives, was abandoned by its owner."At about past 10 am, I noticed the car parked on the road. It is not certain if there are explosives in the car, but soldiers searched [...]

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    Jonathan, 36 governors to meet on Ebola

Jonathan, 36 governors to meet on Ebola

The threat of the deadly Ebola virus, which was confirmed on Monday to have infected at least 10 people, has prompted President Goodluck Jonathan to summon an emergency meeting with all 36 governors of the federation and their health commissioners.The meeting, which is scheduled for the presidential villa on Wednesday, will feature discussions on effective measures of preventing a massive outbreak of the virus across the [...]

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    Amstel invites Nigerian undergraduates to ‘The Rush’

Amstel invites Nigerian undergraduates to ‘The Rush’

Amstel Malta has launched the 2014 edition of its talent hunt project targeted at providing a platform for undergraduates across the country to explore their creativity.Entitled The Rush, the programme debuted in 2011 across Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin and Lagos, while the second edition held in Abuja, Lagos and Enugu in 2012. The third edition of the event has been [...]

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    NFF could appoint caretaker coach ‘just in case…’

NFF could appoint caretaker coach ‘just in case…’

An interim coach could be appointed to lead the Super Eagles to Rwanda for the September 6 qualifier for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations match should negotiations between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, remain inconclusive.Deji Tinubu, a member of the three- man committee set up by the executive committee of the [...]

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    NFF Drama: Maigari is president – no, yes!

NFF Drama: Maigari is president – no, yes!

The soap opera that’s now Nigeria football continued as state FA chairmen loyal to the ousted president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) gathered in Abuja Thursday to overrule the impeachment of Aminu Maigari.Maigari, who was impeached by eight of the 13-member NFF executive committee during its meeting on Thursday last week in Abuja, vowed to fight back and that is [...]

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    EMAB blast woman to ‘bury’ missing husband

EMAB blast woman to ‘bury’ missing husband

Mrs Uche Ojeh – the woman recently in the news for not seeing the body of her husband, who has been missing since the June 25 Emab Plaza bomb blast –  is planning to hold his funeral. Mr. Rufus Ojeh was at the scene of the blast but nothing has been heard of him ever since. The couple's son, Michael, was also caught in the blast, but [...]

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    Ramadan brings Jonathan, Sanusi to the table

Ramadan brings Jonathan, Sanusi to the table

President Goodluck Jonathan and the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, have buried the hatchet ─ even if for only one evening.On Wednesday evening, Sanusi ─ who was suspended by Jonathan as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over his controversial letter ─ honoured a presidential invitation for the traditional breaking of fast during Ramadan.Other northern traditional [...]

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    Pains of an HIV positive Cameroonian in Nigeria

Pains of an HIV positive Cameroonian in Nigeria

Sonia Bapes, a Cameroonian living in Nigeria, has spoken of the "terrible experience" of living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nigeria.At Maitama Hospital, Sonia, who looked ill, told TheCable that she had spent five years in the country."Things were very good for me initially. I was working for a modelling company at Gimbiya Street at Area 11 in Abuja. I was [...]

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    EMAB blast: Woman still searching for husband

EMAB blast: Woman still searching for husband

Mrs Uche Ojeh, the mother of a victim of the EMAB plaza bomb blast at Wuse 2, Abuja, is still searching for her husband three weeks after.Ojeh whose son, Michael, sustained wounds in the blast has lost all hope of reuniting with her “forgotten” husband who was at the site of the blast on June 25.Ojeh, amid sobs, had told TheCable, [...]

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    Abuja car explosion ‘not a bomb attack’

Abuja car explosion ‘not a bomb attack’

The explosion near the British high commission at Aguiyi Ironsi road, Maitama, Abuja, on Wednesday morning was not from a bomb as being feared, officials have said.There was panic at Maitama after a Peugeot car went up in flames near the British high commission.According to a witness, the charred car had the licence plate of the ministry of labour and productivity."The [...]

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    Petrol tanker crashes in Abuja

Petrol tanker crashes in Abuja

A tanker filled with petrol crashed on the Nyanya-Mararaba Road in Abuja at about 7am on Saturday.The crashed tanker lay horizontally on the busy road, impeding the movement of vehicles and resulting in traffic gridlock extending to Karu Road.A witness told TheCable that the driver of the tanker escaped unscathed."The crash happened at about 7am. I was driving through the Nyanya Road [...]

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    Abuja airport to close for another 30 hours

Abuja airport to close for another 30 hours

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, will be closed for another 30 hours.This is in addition to an earlier three-day closure of the airport.According to coordinating general manager of aviation parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Dati, the closure is to allow the completion of the rehabilitation exercise that occasioned the first shutdown.He said the [...]

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    Jonathan: Nigerian pensioners have nothing to fear

Jonathan: Nigerian pensioners have nothing to fear

The protection of pensions’ assets and payment of retirement benefits when due would always be the paramount objective of the federal government, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday.Speaking at the two-day World Pension Summit for Africa, which began on Monday in Abuja, Jonathan said the mission of the summit was to create a platform to discuss retirement issues with a plan to [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
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KANO359476420
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