Saturday, September 22, 2018

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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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    ‘Boko Haram denied children the joy of Children’s Day’

‘Boko Haram denied children the joy of Children’s Day’

The abduction of 276 girls in Chibok has affected the joy of celebrating Children’s Day, the Federal Government has admitted.Speaking during a press briefing in commemoration of the National Children’s Day in Abuja, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, assured that the government is doing everything possible to ensure the safe release of the girls.She reiterated the [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines returns to Kano route

Ethiopian Airlines returns to Kano route

Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday resumed its flight to the Nigeria's commercial city of Kano 10 years after it suspended fights to the city because of bad weather.The resumed flight touched down at the Kano International Airport to a warm reception from Kano businessmen and politicians led by the state's deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje.Ganduje, who received the airline's officials, pledged [...]

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    EFCC to arraign businesswoman for N30m scam

EFCC to arraign businesswoman for N30m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Friday, May 23, 2014, arraign a businesswoman, Mary Okoh, also known as Josephine Williams, for offences bordering on fraud and forgery, the agency’s spokesman has said.Narrating the arrest of the suspect, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the head of media and publicity of the agency said Okoh was arrested by the operatives of [...]

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    ‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan says he will "not sleep with two eyes closed" until the over-200 girls kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram are rescued.He stated this at a world press conference to mark the end of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) hosted in Abuja.Jonathan appealed to the parents of the abducted girls to be patient and cooperate with [...]

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    US prepares Nigerian soldiers for marine war

US prepares Nigerian soldiers for marine war

A three-week training in amphibious and riverine warfare by the US Marine Corps Africa for 100 Nigerian soldiers has ended.At the training — it held between April 17, 2014, and May 9, 2014 at the Amphibious Training School (ATS), Calabar — the soldiers were drilled on fire team formation, use of micro terrain, preparation for combat, mission planning, shooting position, and [...]

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    Shema: Agriculture is a must-do enterprise

Shema: Agriculture is a must-do enterprise

To break the circle of unemployment in Nigeria and open the "window of opportunities" for young entrepreneurs, Agriculture must be taken as a must-do enterprise.Speaking on Friday in Abuja at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, said the time has come for Nigeria see Agriculture as a major economic venture, as the sector can only [...]

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    Blaming Jonathan over Chibok ‘is unhelpful’

Blaming Jonathan over Chibok ‘is unhelpful’

Presidential aide, Mr. Oronto Douglas, says it is "not helpful" to heap blame upon the Nigerian government over the kidnap of hundreds of girls by Boko Haram.Speaking with The Washington Post in the US, he said what the government needed was "co-operation".Several Nigerian activists have blamed the government for its late response to the Chibok abductions which took place in [...]

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    African journalists ‘not good to the continent’

African journalists ‘not good to the continent’

Nigeria's Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged African journalists to develop a positive mindset towards the continent.Speaking at an interactive session during the ongoing World Economic Forum in Abuja, the minister criticised African media for projecting the negative side of the continent."Sometime ago, I was attending a conference in New York and a [...]

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    Bharti Chairman, Tanzania President, hold talks at WEF

Bharti Chairman, Tanzania President, hold talks at WEF

Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, and President of Tanzania, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa, which began on Wednesday.During their meeting, they discussed an array of issues relating to telecommunications development.Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises — one of India’s leading business groups [...]

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‘Heavily armed’ gunmen attack Nyanya School

Gunmen numbering at least five have attacked The Vine International Academy, a primary school at Nyanya, Abuja, which has witnessed two high-casualty bombings in the last month.The attack was staged at about 8am.Officers of the school confirmed to TheCable that the gunmen made away with the school’s bus.They said it was unclear if the attackers are armed robbers or members [...]

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    Massive security operation ahead of WEF

Massive security operation ahead of WEF

The Inspector General of Police has ordered massive security cordon of the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the World Economic Forum.Mohammed Abubakar said it was necessary to ensure a hitch-free take off of World Economic Forum in Abuja on Wednesday.He directed the "immediate deployment of men and equipment in the city centre and satellite towns for conducive, safe, and secure [...]

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    20 bodies yet to be claimed

20 bodies yet to be claimed

The bodies of the 20 victims killed in the May Day Nyanya blast are yet to be claimed by their relatives.As a result, the morgues of Abuja hospitals have been overstretched, according to the Minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed.He appealed to the relatives to come forward and claim the corpses.Mohammed made the appeal on Saturday after visiting four FCT General [...]

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    Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan held a high-level security meeting in Aso Rock focussing on the latest blast at Nyanya and the kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok.He also named a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of the Abducted Female Students at Government Secondary School, Chibok.The meeting had ended with a decision to set up a fact-finding committee comprising security agencies, civil [...]

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Exchange Rates

September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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