Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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    Police storm Edwin Clark’s Abuja residence

Police storm Edwin Clark’s Abuja residence

Some policemen invaded the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, around 1:30pm on Tuesday.The security operatives, who presented a search warrant to the elder statesman, reportedly spent over two hours at his residence.Speaking with TheCable, Clark said he was not informed ahead of the operation. The Ijaw leader said nothing incriminating was found in his house."There was [...]

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    From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

Imagine having to use a kerosene lamp for child delivery because there's no electricity. What if something goes wrong and the lamp goes off? What will happen to the woman and the baby making its arrival into the world?That was the nightmare faced by the workers at the primary healthcare center in Dakwa, Abuja municipal council, for a couple of [...]

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    Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Muhammad Mukaila, one of the supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari who reportedly trekked a long distance to celebrate the emergence of the president in 2015, has expressed regrets over his action.Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Mukaila said he wished he had not embarked on the long trek three years ago.He also announced the commencement of "Anger Trek" from [...]

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    ‘One killed, children trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja

‘One killed, children trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja

A three-storey shopping complex under construction in the Jabi area of Abuja has collapsed killing, one person and leaving 12 others trapped.The incident occurred around 1:30pm.A witness said children and food hawkers were among those trapped in the building. Eight people were said to have been rescued, including the site engineer, whose leg was  reportedly broken.At the time of filing [...]

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    Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election.Ojudu disclosed this while reading the president's speech at the 2018 annual Nigeria political parties summit held in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, Buhari gave an undertaking that he would ensure [...]

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    US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

The US embassy says it hopes to resume consular operations in Abuja after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.A temporary stoppage of consular services in the nation's capital was on Tuesday announced by the US embassy.The embassy had said the development would mean a halt of visa operations and services for American citizens.The US embassy had cited "reasons beyond our control" but noted [...]

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    ‘Poor welfare’: Workers paralyse activities at Oyo-Ita’s office

‘Poor welfare’: Workers paralyse activities at Oyo-Ita’s office

Federal Civil servants on Wednesday embarked on peaceful protest over "poor welfare, lack of training and working materials and slash in Sallah bonus".The workers under the Joint Union Association of Head of Service of the Federation, stormed block A of the federal secretariat, Abuja, to make known their grievances.The union is made up of three unions: Nigeria Civil Service Union, [...]

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    Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

A female victim of human trafficking recently rescued from Saudi Arabia says many Nigerian girls in the country were raped and made to work 18 out of 24 hours.The victim, who was veiled, disclosed this while narrating her ordeal at the ministry of foreign affairs in Abuja.She said she left for Saudi with other girls in December 30, 2017, and [...]

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    Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

A group of primary and secondary school students in Nigeria says they want to dedicate their careers to the killing and elimination of Boko Haram, one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world.These children, ranging between ages 10 and 15, revealed this while speaking with Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin, a documentary photographer and doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, [...]

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    Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Gunmen have killed seven police officers in the Galadimawa area of Abuja.TheCable learnt the officers were killed during a shootout with their attackers on Monday night.The officers were said to be on stop-and-search duty operation in the area when they accosted the gunmen.Witnesses said the gunmen successfully escaped during the incident which also left some persons injured.It was gathered that [...]

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    Lai: Under Jonathan, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

Lai: Under Jonathan, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

Lai Mohammed, minister, says four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents strolled into Abuja, the nation's capital, at will.Former President Goodluck Jonathan was in charge of the country during that period.Speaking with journalists after a tour of major media houses in the US, Mohammed said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated Boko Haram.He said residents of Maiduguri, capital of [...]

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    VIDEO: Imam Imam laid to rest in Abuja

VIDEO: Imam Imam laid to rest in Abuja

Imam Imam, spokesman of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, has been laid to rest in Abuja.Imam died around 3am on Friday at the Nizamieye Turkish Hospital in Abuja.Below is a video of his burial which took place at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.Late Imam Imam laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja. May Allah SWT forgive him and award him with Jannah. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki, Tambuwal attend funeral of Imam Imam

PHOTOS: Saraki, Tambuwal attend funeral of Imam Imam

Imam Imam, spokesman of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, who died in the early hours of Friday, has been laid to rest in Abuja.The fidau prayer  which took place at Al-Nur Mosque, after Jummat prayers were attended by prominent Nigerians, friends and family.His body was subsequently taken to Gudu cemetery in Abuja for burial.In attendance were Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor; Bukola Saraki, [...]

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    Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Officers of the Nigerian police force reportedly attacked the members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Monday. The BBOG members had convened at the fountain where they have been observing a daily sit out in demand for the release of the schoolgirls still in Boko Haram custody, when the incident happened.Sadiq Bello, [...]

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    ‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ and other reactions to lockdown of Abuja, Kaduna by religious group

‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ and other reactions to lockdown of Abuja, Kaduna by religious group

Islamic Tijjaniyya movement stormed the streets of Abuja and Kaduna to celebrate Maulud Nabiyy, the birth of Prophet Muhammed, on Saturday. Rabiu Kwankwaso, a serving senator and former governor of Kano state, was among the notable Nigerians who identified with the movement. Their activities caused traffic gridlock in Abuja and Kaduna and some of those who mistook the sect members for followers of Ibrahim Zakzakky, [...]

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    Cars destroyed as Abuja traders protest market demolition

Cars destroyed as Abuja traders protest market demolition

Some traders on Monday blocked a section of the Abuja airport expressway over the planned demolition of the Gosa market.Gosa is about 20 minutes drive to the airport. The market serves the needs of residents in areas located on the airport road.Speaking with TheCable, a motorist who simply identified himself as Abu said he was in the gridlock for over [...]

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January 15, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS361463411
KANO360465413
PH361462412
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