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    The Abuja you probably never knew exists

The Abuja you probably never knew exists

When Ibrahim Yusuf left behind his family members and childhood friends in Niger state in 2016, he felt Abuja was a city "flowing with milk and honey". After an endless search, he settled in Karu, a suburb in Nyanya.“To be sincere, it has not been easy. Although I was able to learn a trade -- I am now a tailor -- [...]

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    Drama as two groups clash over Abba Kyari

Drama as two groups clash over Abba Kyari

The police on Wednesday prevented the breakdown of law and order at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.Two groups, for and against Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, had stormed the garden.Those loyal to the chief of staff staged a solidarity rally. Dancing and singing pro-Kyari songs, the supporters who wielded placards and banners, marched around the garden.However, the [...]

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    NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja, wants disciplinary action to be taken against the soldiers who allegedly assaulted Ikechukwu Ibe, a photojournalist with Daily Trust.Ibe was said to have taken pictures of a vehicle that ran into a restaurant, resulting in the anger of the soldiers.His camera was collected and the memory card, destroyed.In a statement on Monday, Rafat [...]

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    ICYMI: You must appear in court over Metuh’s trial, judge tells Jonathan

ICYMI: You must appear in court over Metuh’s trial, judge tells Jonathan

A federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday held that former President Goodluck Jonathan must appear before the court on October 25 as a defendant witness in compliance with court order.On October 3, the court of appeal, Abuja, granted an application filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to compel the ex-President to testify in the [...]

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    Buhari: How do governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid?

Buhari: How do governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid?

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over unpaid salaries and allowances by state governments.Receiving a group of governors led by Abdul'Aziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian governors’ forum (NGF), at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari wondered the effect of interventions by the federal government.He said the plight of workers need urgent attention as many could barely survive.“How can [...]

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    Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down twice in two weeks

Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down twice in two weeks

Fear gripped passengers on Friday when the train they boarded from Abuja to Kaduna broke down close to Jere, a community which has recorded a series of kidnappings.Friday's incident was the second in two weeks.According to DAILY TRUST, the train experienced system failure at the station before it broke down.The newspaper said though an official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation [...]

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    China to open visa centres in Abuja, Lagos

China to open visa centres in Abuja, Lagos

The embassy of People’s Republic of China on Monday announced its plan to open visa application centres in Abuja and Lagos.Lin Jing, deputy ambassador, who made this known at a media conference in Abuja, said this would enhance visa process and ease applicants’ burden.Jing said the plan to open the centres was borne out of concern to resolve the challenge of [...]

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    Ngige describes doctors strike as an act of rascality

Ngige describes doctors strike as an act of rascality

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has described the strike of resident doctors as an "act of rascality".In a statement by Samuel Olowookere, deputy director press in the ministry, Ngige said the government was shocked by the "sudden U-turn" of the association after it reached an agreement with the ministry of health on its six-point demand.He accused the doctors [...]

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    Gunmen storm EFCC head office, ‘threaten to kill top investigator’

Gunmen storm EFCC head office, ‘threaten to kill top investigator’

Some gunmen attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Wednesday.Wilson Uwajaren, spokesman of the commission, who disclosed this in a statement hours after the incident, said the gunmen left a death note for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives.He disclosed that the intruders could not make their way into the complex because [...]

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    Man narrates how DSS arrested his brother over ‘social media comment’

Man narrates how DSS arrested his brother over ‘social media comment’

Vincent Anaele, a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo state, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of holding his younger brother - Chisom Anaele - in custody for over three months “for no just cause”.In a petition seen by TheCable, Anaele narrated how DSS operatives had arrested the younger brother - who is a pastor - at [...]

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    One killed as gunmen kidnap NHIS’ external auditor in Kaduna

One killed as gunmen kidnap NHIS’ external auditor in Kaduna

‎Gunmen have abducted Zakari Mohammed-Sada, an external auditor with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).He was abducted on the Abuja-Kaduna highway around 5pm on Saturday.His attackers were said to have opened fire. A stray bullet reportedly hit a woman in one of the vehicles on the road during the incident.A source said Sada was returning to Kaduna from Abuja when [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Lamido, sons

EFCC re-arraigns Lamido, sons

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday re-arraigned Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa, before B.O. Quadri, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja.Lamido, his sons, Aminu and Mustapha, were re-arraigned alongside Aminu Abubakar, Batholomew Agoha and three companies on an amended 43-count charge bordering on money laundering and illegal diversion of public funds.They all pleaded not [...]

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    Residents lament as Lebanese block entrance of Abuja games village

Residents lament as Lebanese block entrance of Abuja games village

Residents of the Games Village estate in Abuja have cried out over the blockage of their estate by Lebanese community in the state.Jude Uze, secretary of the Games Village residents association,  said the Lebanese invaded the estate with a container, claiming to have approval to build a church inside the estate."Lebanese community said they have approval from the authorities to [...]

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    Woman killed, 7 injured as vehicle veers into forest along Jos-Abuja road

Woman killed, 7 injured as vehicle veers into forest along Jos-Abuja road

A vehicle carrying members of one family on Wednesday veered into a thick forest in Hawan Kibo, along the Jos-Abuja road, killing a woman and leaving seven others with serious injuries.Among those injured were two other women, two men and three children, while a three-month-old baby escaped unhurt.A witness told NAN that the vehicle went out of control, somersaulting several times in the bush [...]

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    Jonathan: No president can perform magic when there is tension

Jonathan: No president can perform magic when there is tension

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says no president can perform magic if there is tension in the land.Speaking in Abuja on Monday when he played host to a delegation of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ministers, Jonathan called on Nigerians to pray and work towards the nation’s unity.He said without peace, the nation’s economy will not grow.“We should always use this [...]

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    DSS ‘foils’ Boko Haram plot to bomb three states

DSS ‘foils’ Boko Haram plot to bomb three states

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has foiled a plot by Boko Haram to attack soft targets in Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Borno states during Sallah celebrations.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, an agent of the service said one Bashir Mohammed, a Boko Haram explosive‎ expert who was facilitating the attack in Kano was arrested [...]

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September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
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