Sunday, February 17, 2019

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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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    SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa…  electoral officials collecting N500

SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa… electoral officials collecting N500

Inside the classroom block located at the far end of the school, there are about 200 persons seated, waiting to register as voters. There are also officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and local security operatives hovering around the prospective voters like a swarm of bees. The school is Central Pilot Primary School, Karu in Nasarawa state, one [...]

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    Nigerians ‘subjected to dehumanising treatment’ at Indian high commission

Nigerians ‘subjected to dehumanising treatment’ at Indian high commission

Aminu Garba, chairman, board of trustees, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), has raised the alarm over the "dehumanising treatment" of Nigerians at the Indian high commission in Abuja.According to Garba, Nigerians are treated without decency by the visa officers.Recounting his own experience, Garba said he had an appointment for 10:15am on March 10 but was delayed until few minutes before 12 noon.He said he [...]

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    Dana by road to Abuja

Dana by road to Abuja

I had almost overcome my fear of flying when the news broke that the door of a Dana Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja fell off on touchdown.In a pathetic back-and-forth with passengers who had shared their experiences on social media, the airline’s management did not deny that the door fell off. Instead, it absolved its crew of responsibility and [...]

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    Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, is among the 13 governors currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.The governor, who has reportedly not visited Zamfara since suspected bandits killed 41 persons, left Abuja for Katsina on Friday.Unknown gunmen had attacked Birane village in Zurmi local government area, killing dozens of residents.Premium Times reported that the governor was [...]

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    VAIDS: ‘Panic grips’ Nigerians with assets abroad

VAIDS: ‘Panic grips’ Nigerians with assets abroad

Nigerians who own property in the United Kingdom have inundated the ministry of finance’s Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) hotlines with calls, causing the lines to crash on Friday.NAN quoted a source at the VAIDs office as saying the unprecedented level of calls is not unconnected with the new UK regulation on Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs).The source disclosed [...]

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    At 30,000 feet, Dana passengers ‘would have been sucked out’

At 30,000 feet, Dana passengers ‘would have been sucked out’

The door of an aircraft owned by Dana Air reportedly fell off on Wednesday after it had landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.Witnesses said the exit door fell off while the aircraft was taxiing along the runway.Passengers on the airline — which flew from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, — were said to have been left panicking.An aviation [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obasanjo’s ‘letter bomb’ on sale in Abuja

PHOTOS: Obasanjo’s ‘letter bomb’ on sale in Abuja

Few hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo released his "bombshell", someone who commented on Twitter said it would soon be sold in traffic.Whether that was a prophecy or a business idea, hawkers displayed printed copies of the letter for sale in Abuja on Wednesday.Hilarious? Someone, somehwere is trying to benefit from the cold war between the Nigerian leaders.Here are some [...]

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    ‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Tuesday demolished by the federal capital territory (FCT) development control department.The building, which is inside A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi-Kado Life Camp Expressway, Abuja.Emmanuel Anene, a lawyer with EA Ezugwu and Associates, told NAN that [...]

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    Police arrest 52 Shi’ites, ‘recover petrol bombs’

Police arrest 52 Shi’ites, ‘recover petrol bombs’

Fifty-two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have been arrested in Abuja.The Abuja police command, which announced this in a statement on Wednesday, said it recovered “some bottles of improvised petrol-bomb” from the IMN members who were demanding the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.Earlier on Wednesday, the police cracked down on the IMN members, popularly known as [...]

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    Again, police crack down on protesting Shi’ites in Abuja

Again, police crack down on protesting Shi’ites in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have again clashed with the Nigeria police force in Abuja.The IMN members, popularly known as Shi'ites, were dispersed with teargas on Wednesday as they protested the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.They had converged on area 10 in Garki, Abuja from where they matched towards area 2. But police officers confronted [...]

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    Gunshots as police block Shi’ites from n’assembly

Gunshots as police block Shi’ites from n’assembly

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the police at the National Assembly Complex on Monday.They had arrived at the entrance of the national assembly around midday but were prevented from gaining access to the premises.The security operatives fired shots into the air while dispersing them. Tear gas was also used against them as they were chased out [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Whose ‘handiwork’ is Kaduna-Abuja rail? Obasanjo or Jonathan?

FACT CHECK: Whose ‘handiwork’ is Kaduna-Abuja rail? Obasanjo or Jonathan?

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari was in Kaduna state to inaugurate new coaches and locomotives for the Abuja-Kaduna train service.The president, after the inauguration, took a train ride from Rigasa to Kakuri on the outskirts of Kaduna to inaugurate Nigeria’s first inland dry port.Commenting via Twitter, Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, asked Buhari to thank ex-President Goodluck Jonathan [...]

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    PHOTO: Armed policemen on guard at hospital treating Buhari’s son

PHOTO: Armed policemen on guard at hospital treating Buhari’s son

At least five armed policemen are currently at the entrance of Cedacrest Hospital, Abuja, where Yusuf Buhari is being treated.The president’s son was involved in a bike accident around Gwarimpa estate, Abuja, on Tuesday evening.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said Yusuf underwent a surgery.The presidential spokesman also disclosed that Buhari’s only son broke [...]

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February 15, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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