Thursday, July 11, 2019

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I don’t deserve this from APC because I helped them to power, says ex-NSA Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA) whose Abuja residence was occupied for 24 hours by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), says he does not deserve the treatment being meted out to him by the APC-led government.In an interview with The Nation, he said his actions as NSA helped the party's victory in the 2015 general election.Describing what transpired during the siege [...]

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    Buhari ‘escapes’ mob at praying ground

Buhari ‘escapes’ mob at praying ground

President Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped a mob that besieged the praying ground where he offered prayers in Abuja on Friday morning.Narrating the experience to a delegation that paid him Sallah homage at the presidential villa, Buhari said it is only God who can protect any leader.He said the crowd comprising youths almost overwhelmed his security personnel.“During and after the prayers, I [...]

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    JAMB fixes 180 cut-off mark for varsity admission

JAMB fixes 180 cut-off mark for varsity admission

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced 180 as the admission cut-off mark for degree programmes in the country.The board also pegged 150 as the minimum score for national certificate in education, national diploma and national innovation diplomas.Dibu Ojerinde, registrar of JAMB, announced this at the end of the 2015 combined policy meeting, which held in JAMB's Abuja office [...]

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    Man with fake €1.2m notes arrested in Lagos

Man with fake €1.2m notes arrested in Lagos

The Murtala Mohammed international airport (MMIA) police command has arrested a 45-year old man, Lawrence Agbe, for allegedly being in possession of 1.25 million fake Euros.Fredrick Lakanu, commissioner of police in the command, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with NAN.Lakanu said the suspect, who resides at 5 Itogbe street, Orile-Agege, Lagos, was arrested at about  6pm on June [...]

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    Atiku: It’s time for APC leaders to shift ground

Atiku: It’s time for APC leaders to shift ground

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria, has urged leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to shift from extreme positions to a centrist one in the interest of the party and the nation.Atiku, who said he will be absent at the meeting of the party's national executive committee (NEC) in Abuja on Friday, expressed regrets that the party is "torn [...]

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    Buhari: I will soon unveil my economic policies

Buhari: I will soon unveil my economic policies

President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed one of the issues that has been the talking point since he assumed office exactly one month ago.Nigerians have been complaining about the delay of the president to form his cabinet and unveil his policy direction.But speaking on Monday during the inauguration of the national economic council (NEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja, Buhari [...]

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    Dogara: I never struggle for anything in life

Dogara: I never struggle for anything in life

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says he has never struggled for anything in his life.Speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Winners Chapel, Durumi, Abuja, Dogara said ever since he encountered God before his university days, he has never lacked any good thing.“Ever since I met God through this commission at a tender age, I have not [...]

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    Buhari attends first Jumma’at prayer in presidential villa

Buhari attends first Jumma’at prayer in presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari and some Muslim faithful on Friday attended the Jumma’at prayer in the presidential villa main Mosque, Abuja.This is contained in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity.According to the statement, the president would now be observing most of the Jumma’at prayers at the Mosque in the villa.Adesina said the [...]

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    Buhari orders removal of military checkpoints

Buhari orders removal of military checkpoints

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the removal of all military checkpoints across the country.Aliyu Ismaila, permanent secretary, ministry of defence, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of a meeting between the president and service chiefs at the presidential villa.“The president has instructed the chief of defence staff to get the chief of army staff and the inspector-general of police [...]

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    Buhari holds another meeting with service chiefs

Buhari holds another meeting with service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with service chiefs at the Defence House, Abuja.The meeting, which is in connection with the insurgency in the northeast, held ahead of the Lake Chad Basin Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday.Sambo Dasuki, national security adviser; Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff; Usman Jibrin, chief of naval staff, Ismail Aliyu, permanent secretary, ministry [...]

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    N19.2bn corruption case against Sylva dropped

N19.2bn corruption case against Sylva dropped

Nine days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dropped N2.45 billion charges against Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, a federal high court in Abuja has dismissed another N19.2 billion corruption charge against him.The ‎ruling brought to an end all the charges that the commission had against Sylva.In her ruling on Wednesday, Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, described [...]

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    120 escape death mid-air in ‘faulty’ Aero aircraft

120 escape death mid-air in ‘faulty’ Aero aircraft

About 120 passengers aboard Aero Contractor Airline Flight 180 from Lagos to Kaduna escaped death late Friday when the plane developed technical fault mid-air.The aircraft suddenly lost altitude 20 minutes after departure, forcing it to wobble in the air for over one hour before eventually diverting to Abuja.“The plane lost altitude 20 minutes after take off. No more oxygen and [...]

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    FG moves to end fuel scarcity in Abuja

FG moves to end fuel scarcity in Abuja

The federal government has ordered more fuel tankers into the federal capital territory (FCT) in order to end the lingering fuel scarcity in the nation’s capital.Danladi Kifasi, head of the civil service of the federation, disclosed this in a circular made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday."‎We have directed that more fuel trucks move into Abuja, so the queues [...]

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    Jonathan inaugurates defence radio station

Jonathan inaugurates defence radio station

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Abuja inaugurated the Defence Radio 107.7 FM radio station, owned by the defence Headquarters.The radio station is located inside the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja.Jonathan said the radio station, which is said to be first of its kind in West Africa, would play a crucial role in informing the public about the activities of the armed forces.Commending [...]

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    Army court-martials 579 officers in Abuja, Lagos

Army court-martials 579 officers in Abuja, Lagos

A total of 579 officers of the Nigerian army have been court-martialled for sundry offences at the army headquarters garrison and 81 division in Lagos.Sani Usman, acting director of army public relations, confirmed this to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.“There are currently two separate court martials going on at the army headquarters garrison and 81 division, Nigerian army, with a [...]

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    Jonathan: Those I offended should forgive me

Jonathan: Those I offended should forgive me

President Goodluck Jonathan has apologised to the Nigerians he might have offended in the course of discharging his duties at the presidential villa, saying he reckons he has done things he shouldn't have done.Speaking at the Aso Villa chapel during his last service as the number one citizen of the country, Jonathan said no one is perfect and that he [...]

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KANO361474413
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