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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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    Nkwocha leads seven other foreign pros to Falcons camp

Nkwocha leads seven other foreign pros to Falcons camp

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has invited eight foreign-based players to bolster the national senior women's team, the Super Falcons, ahead of the African Women Championship (AWC) qualifiers.The team’s media officer, Gracious Akujobi, quoted the team administrator, Ruth David, as saying that the players' invitation letters had been dispatched to their clubs.“The players are Perpetua Nkwocha and Helen Ukaonu, both of [...]

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    Mangoes can do wonders for diabetics

Mangoes can do wonders for diabetics

A Nutrionist at Garki Hospital, Abuja, Miss Yemisi Olowookere, has said diabetic patients could benefit from eating mangoes for the fruit’s positive effect on the arteries.Olowookere told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday that mangoes help to prevent the circulatory complications associated with diabetes.According to her, mangoes are of great benefit to the circulatory system and [...]

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    NFF: Match-fixing claim by Singaporean ‘a hogwash’

NFF: Match-fixing claim by Singaporean ‘a hogwash’

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dismissed the claim by a self-confessed and convicted Singaporean match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, that he helped Nigeria qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.NFF dismissed all of Perumal's claims as nothing more than "distinct fiction" and insisted that the true heroes of Nigeria’s qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals [...]

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    You must pay, CPC tells AERO

You must pay, CPC tells AERO

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on Monday ordered Aero Contractors Airline to pay monetary compensation to passengers of its flight AJ132,  who were left stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on November 8, 2013.Speaking in Lagos, Dupe Atoki, director-general of CPC, said that the council has given the airline 90 days to comply with the Passenger Bill of [...]

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    Abuja residents groan under vehicle shortage

Abuja residents groan under vehicle shortage

Commuters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have urged the FCT Administration to provide an effective transportation system in order to alleviate their daily hardship on the city’s roads.The residents lamented that available public to transport them from place to place are inadequate, and the development has been hindering socioeconomic activities in the FCT.“This is what we normally go through [...]

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    FG paid April salaries before Easter, AGF reveals

FG paid April salaries before Easter, AGF reveals

About N25 billion was spent on payment of April salaries of federal government workers before the Easter celebrations, Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Jonah Otunla, has said.Speaking in Abuja while inaugurating the Nigerian Universities System Working Committee on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), Otunla — who was represented by Mrs. Fatima Mede, the coordinator of IPPIS [...]

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    Compassionate judge pays fine for phone thief, asks him to repent

Compassionate judge pays fine for phone thief, asks him to repent

Presiding Judge, Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Mr Albert Maga, on Thursday paid N700 fine on behalf of a labourer, Victor Emmanuel, 18,  sentenced for theft of cell phone.  The judge had sentenced the convict to four years imprisonment for criminal trespass and theft of a Blackberry Curve 7 cell phone.  The judge gave the judgment after the accused pleaded guilty to [...]

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    Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa slated for May 7-9 in Abuja, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured the global community of the safety of all participants.Jonathan made the assurance at the presidential villa on Thursday, April 24, 2014 while receiving letters of credence from Mr. Gu Xiaojie, China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria.According to the president, security challenges [...]

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    Self-adulation alien to great leadership, say Fashola, Aregbesola

Self-adulation alien to great leadership, say Fashola, Aregbesola

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday graced the public presentation of a book titled, Giants of History (The Making of Our World), stating that proclaiming greatness should not be the lot of leaders themselves but the natural testimony of people who have felt the impact of their greatness.The governors who [...]

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