Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Bridge collapse: ‘Hundreds’ of Abuja-bound motorists caught in heavy gridlock

Bridge collapse: ‘Hundreds’ of Abuja-bound motorists caught in heavy gridlock

Hundreds of motorists headed to Abuja and other parts of the north were on Sunday stranded in between Kwara and Kogi state due to a heavy gridlock.According to NAN, the gridlock which started as early as 8am occurred at the Osi-Eruku axis of the Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Kabba road.The gridlock was said to be as a result of an increase in the volume [...]

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    NBS: Lagos had the highest of Nigeria’s 125,790 crime cases in 2016

NBS: Lagos had the highest of Nigeria’s 125,790 crime cases in 2016

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that Lagos recorded 45,385 of the 125,790 cases of crime reported in Nigeria in 2016. The NBS made this known in a crime statistics report posted on its website on Tuesday.The FCT and Delta followed closely with 10.48 per cent (13,181) and 6.25 per cent (7,867) of cases recorded respectively.Katsina had the lowest percentage [...]

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    Ndume: Sambo, former DSS DG were aware of my communication with Boko Haram

Ndume: Sambo, former DSS DG were aware of my communication with Boko Haram

Ali Ndume, a senator from Borno state, who is standing trial for allegedly sponsoring terrorism, has admitted that he had contact with the Boko Haram sect.Speaking at the federal high court, Abuja, on Tuesday, Ndume said the charges against him were unjust and unfair since he gave former Vice-President Namadi Sambo and the then director-general of the Department of State [...]

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    Woman cries for help after daughter was ‘murdered by benefactor’ in Abuja

Woman cries for help after daughter was ‘murdered by benefactor’ in Abuja

Philomena Odama, a native of Yala local government area in Cross River state, has accused one Usman Adamu of murdering Joy, her daughter, "under the guise of funding her university education".In a petition seen by TheCable, Odama accused some officers of the Nigerian police force in Abuja of shielding Adamu.She said she last saw her daughter, who was a second-year student [...]

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    VIDEO: Osinbajo visits traders in Abuja market

VIDEO: Osinbajo visits traders in Abuja market

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to Garki Model Market in Abuja on Friday.He interacted with the traders and promised to look into some of the complaints raised.Laolu Akande, spokesman of Osinbajo, said the visit was part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of the current administration.Here is a video of the visit:I just stopped by at [...]

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    INEC talks tough on Yahaya Bello’s double registration, vows to sanction official

INEC talks tough on Yahaya Bello’s double registration, vows to sanction official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, registered with the commission twice.Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee (IVEC), who said this in Abuja on Thursday, vowed that the staff who registered Bello the second time would be sanctioned.He said while Bello’s first registration was done in [...]

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    I’m scared to tell my daughter that her mother is dead, says father of Chibok girl

I’m scared to tell my daughter that her mother is dead, says father of Chibok girl

Yama Pogu, one of the fathers of the recently released Chibok girls, has revealed that his wife died a month after their daughter's abduction alongside 275 others by the Boko Haram insurgent group.But he says he is not ready to tell the daughter - who he identified as Margaret - about the loss of her mother "as she has already [...]

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    Tears, ecstasy as 82 freed Chibok girls meet their parents

Tears, ecstasy as 82 freed Chibok girls meet their parents

Tears of joy flowed ceaselessly on Saturday as 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were rescued two weeks ago reunited with their parents in Abuja.The 82 Chibok girls were also reunited with 23 of their colleagues who were rescued in October 2016.The 103 girls are among the 276 abducted from Chibok Government Secondary School, Borno, on April 14, 2014.Bashir Ahmad, an assistant to the [...]

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    82 Chibok girls reunite with 21 freed in 2016

82 Chibok girls reunite with 21 freed in 2016

The 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in October 2016 have reunited with 82 of their colleagues released on May 5.According to Channels TV, the girls met today in Abuja where they have been kept since their release.Both batches were freed from Boko Haram custody after series of negotiations between the sect and the federal government.Part of the negotiations [...]

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    Girl sues father for delaying her marriage

Girl sues father for delaying her marriage

A 23- year -old spinster, Khadija Ibrahim, on Monday, sued her father, Ibrahim Bassa, before an upper area court, Karu, Abuja, for not allowing her to marry a man of her choice.She told the court that she had a suitor, who was willing to marry her but her father had refused to give his consent to her request for marriage.“He [...]

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    Investor confidence returning to Nigeria, says Adeosun

Investor confidence returning to Nigeria, says Adeosun

‎Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says Nigeria's economy is witnessing a positive turnaround.The minister said this at the launch of the 2017 regional economic outlook for ‎Sub-Saharan Africa by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The launch took place in Abuja on Tuesday.She said investor confidence was returning to the country owing to steps taken by the government to‎ refocus the economy [...]

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    Freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja

Freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja

The 82 Chibok girls freed by the Boko Haram insurgent group on Saturday have arrived Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential villa.Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this on his Twitter handle.He said the girls were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday by Abba Kyari, [...]

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    Police warn IPOB against planned protest in Abuja

Police warn IPOB against planned protest in Abuja

Musa Kimo, commissioner of police, federal capital territory (FCT) command, has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against its planned protest in Abuja.Kimo gave the warning in a statement issued by Usen Omorodion, the command’s spokesman, in Abuja on Sunday.He said as a professional organisation, the command would not fold its arms and watch criminal elements hide under the [...]

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    Atiku: Nigeria at a crossroads and things are getting worse

Atiku: Nigeria at a crossroads and things are getting worse

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says Nigeria is at a crossroads and things are made worse by the “cocktail of economic, social, political and problems” which we have had to contend with.Speaking in Abuja during the public presentation of the Daily Stream newspaper, Abubakar said unity, diversity and national development were among Nigeria’s greatest challenges.“Unity, diversity and national development are among [...]

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    Police raid Goje’s Abuja residence

Police raid Goje’s Abuja residence

Men of the Nigerian ‎police force stormed the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe state, on Thursday evening.It was initially reported that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) carried out a search, but it has not been confirmed that they were police officers.A source told TheCable that the security personnel were at the residence [...]

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    Plane lands in Abuja airport for the first time in six weeks

Plane lands in Abuja airport for the first time in six weeks

A plane has landed in the rehabilitated Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, for the first time in six weeks.According to Channels Television, it was a test flight from Kaduna international airport.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, was said to be on board the aircraft.The airport was closed on March 8 to enable the federal government carry out repairs on [...]

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September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
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