Friday, February 22, 2019

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    VIDEO: Anger in the land as motorists abandon homes for filling stations

VIDEO: Anger in the land as motorists abandon homes for filling stations

The ongoing fuel crisis is having its toll on Nigerians across the country, with some people now spending the night at filling stations just to get the commodity.The manhour loss can better be imagined. When TheCable visited some filling stations in Lagos and Abuja, motorists narrated their gruelling experiences.A public transport driver at a Peridot Oil and Gas Station in [...]

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    DPR: Marketers diverted 129,000 litres from Abuja on Friday

DPR: Marketers diverted 129,000 litres from Abuja on Friday

Mohammed Saidu, head public affairs unit of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says petroleum marketers diverted 129,000 liters of petrol from Abuja on Friday.Saidu, who revealed this monitoring the stations, added that some of the erring filling stations had been given a total fine of more than N30.5 million.According to him, more intelligence units are liaising with the public [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How gunmen attacked Magu’s farm — and stole rifles

THE INSIDER: How gunmen attacked Magu’s farm — and stole rifles

Gunmen who attacked a farmhouse belonging to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), took away some rifles from the farm, TheCable has learnt.The attackers overpowered two security guards they met at the farm, beating one to death.TheCable gathered that the two mobile policemen, identified as Haruna Seriki and Musa Izah, were drafted from Mopol [...]

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    Former chief judge says judiciary is victim of corruption

Former chief judge says judiciary is victim of corruption

Ibrahim Auta, a former chief judge of the federal high court, says the judiciary, especially the judges have become victims of corruption allegations in the country.Auta said when the Society Watch Media Ltd. (SWML), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), conferred an award of excellence on him in Abuja on Wednesday.He said because judges were barred from speaking to the press, most of the corruption [...]

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    Gowon: Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital

Gowon: Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says he would have made Jos Nigeria's capital, but for the fear of being accused of "parochialism and favouritism".He said this on Tuesday at the 26th anniversary exhibition and commemoration of the movement of the seat of government from Lagos to Abuja.Gowon, who was the head of state from 1966 to 1975, said the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: 32 SARS operatives in detention

EXCLUSIVE: 32 SARS operatives in detention

At least 32 operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) are currently in detention, TheCable can report.A source told TheCable that the arrested officers were moved to Abuja from different state commands during the weekend."The suspects, who are all male, are now being held at various detention cells of the Federal SARS at Guzape District Abuja," the source said."Since their [...]

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    Crowd overpowers security personnel at PDP convention

Crowd overpowers security personnel at PDP convention

A crowd of supporters broke into the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention, on Saturday.The crowd comprising young persons had waited there for hours because the security personnel prevented from going into the venue.However, they suddenly broke loose when the gate was opened for a convoy of a yet to be identified politician.Before the development, [...]

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    FG orders Kachikwu, Baru to clear fuel queues by weekend

FG orders Kachikwu, Baru to clear fuel queues by weekend

Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of petroleum resources, and Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), have been mandated to clear the fuel queues in Abuja and Lagos by the weekend.The directive was issued on Wednesday at the federal executive council meeting presided over by Vice-President.Lai Mohammed, the minister of information, who briefed journalists about the [...]

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    UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

The UK government has warned its citizens to stay away from crowded places in Nigeria during the Christmas and New Year festivities.It said there are plans by unnamed insurgent groups to bomb the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).In a travel advisory to its citizens, the UK government listed worship places, malls and markets amongst other places that should be avoided."The risk [...]

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    Dogara to chair human rights seminar

Dogara to chair human rights seminar

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, will lead a high-powered panel at the international human rights seminar on global impact of terrorism.The two-day programme scheduled for Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja, is organised by the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre.Ibrahim Abubakar, executive secretary of the centre, said the programme is aimed at discussing the economic impact of terrorism around the globe.“The two-day [...]

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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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February 21, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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