Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    Flying Eagles coach lists 20 for Benin clash

Flying Eagles coach lists 20 for Benin clash

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has released the names of 20 players scheduled to play  an international friendly against Benin Republic at Charles de Gaulle Stadium in Porto Novo on Sunday, May 4.The players are Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Abdulazeez Abubakar, Musa Muhammed, Mustapha Abdullahi, Ifeanyi Nweke, Wilfred Ndidi, Izu Omego and Zaharadeen Bello.Others are Chidiebere Nwakali, Musa Yahaya, Kelechi Iheanacho, [...]

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    Nyanya dead victim’s brother screams: ‘Nigeria!’

Nyanya dead victim’s brother screams: ‘Nigeria!’

As Abuja residents reel in shock and trepidation, the families of the victims of the bomb blast moan in palpable agony.Some of the relatives of the victims who spoke with TheCable poured out their raw emotional entrails.At Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, a trickle of families wailed uncontrollably.Uche, 25, had been going round the hospitals where the victims of the blast [...]

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    UPDATE: Nyanya blast death toll now 25

UPDATE: Nyanya blast death toll now 25

A bomb went off at Nyanya near Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday evening, killing six persons instantly.Six persons, who were injured as at first count, were evacuated to the hospital by men of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).The death toll soon rose to nine, while 14 more people were confirmed to have sustained injuries, bringing the number of people [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
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