Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    FIFA may ban Nigeria on Tuesday

FIFA may ban Nigeria on Tuesday

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has ordered the Nigerian government to reinstate the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not later than Tuesday, or the country will be banned from international and continental football.On Thursday, minister of sport, Tammy Danagogo, appointed a sole administrator for the country's football after a high court in Jos sacked the NFF [...]

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    Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to continue as manager of the national team if his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is renewed.Speaking to reporters in Abuja after his team's arrival from Brazil, Keshi said he would love to finish what he started with the team if given the opportunity to continue.“Although I have not spoken [...]

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    Experts: More bombs, more mental problems, suicides

Experts: More bombs, more mental problems, suicides

Mental problems, suicides, fear and suspicion will increase as a result of recurring bomb blasts in the country, experts have warned.Mr. Samuel Jinadu, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Psychological Medicine, Synapse Services, Abuja, told TheCable on Saturday that the impact of bomb blasts is far-reaching.“Anxiety, nightmares and insomnia, which are symptoms of post-traumatic stress, are some of the [...]

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    It takes God to stop terrorists, says SSS

It takes God to stop terrorists, says SSS

Marilyn Ogar, the spokesperson of the Department of State Security Service, has said that it takes only God to track down terrorists and foil their plots.She said the items terrorists use in making bombs might be smuggled in bits making it difficult for security operatives to confiscate them.Ogar, who was speaking alongside her counterpart, Frank Mba, the Nigeria police spokesman, at [...]

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    Abuja blast: Son injured, husband missing

Abuja blast: Son injured, husband missing

Mrs Uche Ojeh, the mother of a victim of Wednesday’s bomb blast at EMAB Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, is still searching for her husband, who is suspected to have been caught in the tragedy.Ojeh’s son, Michael Ojeh, a newspaper vendor, was cut in the head as result of the blast.“My son sells newspapers at Banex Plaza, while my husband is [...]

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    How poor banana sellers died in Abuja blast

How poor banana sellers died in Abuja blast

Wednesday's bomb blast at the ever-busy entrance of EMAB Plaza at Wuse 2, Abuja, claimed the lives of a driver, some women selling bananas, some cobblers and recharge card vendors, according to witnesses.The spot where the blast occurred is usually strewn with mobile petty traders doing their business.In terror attacks, the victim does not matter to the bombers. It is [...]

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    Fruits good, fruit juices better

Fruits good, fruit juices better

Miss Yemisi Olowookere, a dietician at the Garki Hospital, Abuja,  has advised Nigerians to consume high level of fresh fruit juices — and vegetables.According to Olowookere, regular intake of natural fruit juices is very important to the body, due to the quality of nutrients derived from fresh squeezed vegetables and fruits.She said that when juice is extracted from fruits or vegetables, the product is a concentration of minerals, [...]

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    Melaye: #BringBackOurGirls ruling, a victory for democracy

Melaye: #BringBackOurGirls ruling, a victory for democracy

Former member of the federal house of representatives, Dino Melaye, has described as a "victory for democracy", Wednesday's ruling of the court in a suit he filed against inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar and the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu.Justice Abubakar Talba of Gudu High Court, Abuja, had ruled that the police had no power to stop rallies [...]

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    Nigerian doctors threaten ‘total and indefinite’ strike

Nigerian doctors threaten ‘total and indefinite’ strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has "ordered" the federal government to ensure the immediate passage of the National Health Bill and also honour other agreements reached with the association or expect an indefinite industrial action, beginning from July 1, 2014.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, president of the association, Dr. Kayode Obembe, said the association is taking the [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

#BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

The legal representative of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Femi Falana (SAN), says the group is ready to cooperate with the police to achieve the common goal of maintaining law and order.At the hearing of the suit filed by Hadiza Bala Usman of the BBOG group against the FCT commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Falana argued [...]

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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    Dora’s body arrives Abuja today

Dora’s body arrives Abuja today

The body of former minister of information and communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, will arrive Abuja Wednesday evening from India.Akunyili died on Saturday, June 7, after a battle with cancer, having been initially misdiagnosed over a long period of check-ups and treatments.A family member told TheCable that the body will be deposited at the mortuary of the National Hospital while the [...]

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    Bomb scare in Abuja as security is tightened

Bomb scare in Abuja as security is tightened

There is a bomb scare in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ignited by a sudden build-up of security operatives around crowded centres, and previous Boko Haram attacks on the city.Some markets in the city, such as Wuse Market and the Garki International Market, were hedged about with police officers frisking a long queue of people. This was not the case [...]

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    Kenya Airways begins direct Nairobi-Abuja flight

Kenya Airways begins direct Nairobi-Abuja flight

Kenyan Airways has inaugurated a direct flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.The direct flights will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Chief Edem Duke, Nigeria’s minister of culture and tourism, described the development as "windows and wide doors of opportunities" to enhance trade and commerce between people of both countries."It is a [...]

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    FCT, partners to spend N334bn on Jabi Lake Resort

FCT, partners to spend N334bn on Jabi Lake Resort

The Federal Capital Territory Administration in partnership with some private investors will spend N334 billion on the development of an ultramodern resort at Jabi Lake, Abuja, FCT minister Bala Mohammed has said.As Bala explained, the reason for the huge expenditure on the project, which has already commenced, is to boost tourism in a city fast becoming a centre of attraction for [...]

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    Loud explosion causes confusion near Abuja

Loud explosion causes confusion near Abuja

There was a loud explosion around the Kurudu area of Abuja Thursday morning, but there is yet no official confirmation of what was responsible.The explosion which set off a panic in the town and adjoining communities occurred near the Kurudu Army Estate.A resident of the estate told TheCable that he heard a deafening bang about past 9am.“The blast shook my [...]

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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
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