Friday, March 22, 2019

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    ERA/FoEN asks Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

ERA/FoEN asks Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor-elect, from continuing with plans by previous administrations to privatise water.The movement, in a statement issued to mark the 2019 World Water Day, said though Lagos is surrounded by water, most of its citizens still lack adequate and [...]

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    APC ‘didn’t prepare for election’ in Akwa Ibom

APC ‘didn’t prepare for election’ in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, a socio-political organisation,  says the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was not prepared for elections but depended on federal might to win.Responding to the state APC call for relocation of tribunal from Uyo to Abuja, Emmanuel Sam, leader of the group, said APC lacks moral justification to point fingers at any person [...]

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    PHOTOS: US navy band performs at UNILAG

PHOTOS: US navy band performs at UNILAG

The United States Navy brass band on Wednesday thrilled students of the Department of Arts in the University of Lagos.The  band, which is based in Italy,  is involved in efforts to strengthen ties with partner nations throughout Europe and Africa.The performance was part of the troupe’s week-long public diplomacy outreach in Lagos. The band performed alongside that of the university.Below [...]

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    How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

The Lagos state police command says it has repelled an attack by members of an armed gang on one of its stations in Ikorodu.In a statement on Tuesday, Bala Elkana, spokesman of the command, said the policemen on duty at the Imota police station foiled the attack by the gang.Elkana said the reprisal attack came after policemen from the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari welcomes Sanwo-Olu to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari welcomes Sanwo-Olu to Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Monday.Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by Obafemi Hamzat, his running mate in the election.The governor-elect tweeted saying, he and Hamzat had a fruitful meeting with Buhari.https://twitter.com/jidesanwoolu/status/1107682878970912772Below are photos of the duo in the president's office:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari visits victims of Lagos building collapse

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari visits victims of Lagos building collapse

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, visited victims of the building which collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday.Survivors of the incident are being treated at the Lagos Island General Hospital.Accompanied by some aides, the president's wife told them that the nation was with them in prayers.At least nine children died in the incident while many sustained [...]

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    ‘It’s touching to lose precious lives’ — Buhari speaks on collapsed building

‘It’s touching to lose precious lives’ — Buhari speaks on collapsed building

President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with families of victims who lost their lives in the three-storey building that collapsed at Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island.Speaking through Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, the president said he is extremely saddened by the incident which left fatalities, particularly children.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in [...]

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    Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Twelve persons, including nine children, have been confirmed dead in the three-storey building that collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other rescue officials had rescued some of the [...]

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    ‘This is not Kwara’ – Tinubu rejects ‘O to ge’ in Lagos

‘This is not Kwara’ – Tinubu rejects ‘O to ge’ in Lagos

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says "O to ge", the slogan used to dislodge Senate President Bukola Saraki is not applicable in Lagos.Loosely translated as "enough is enough", the slogan yielded massive rewards for Kwara APC as the party displaced all the three sitting senators in the state, won all house of reps seats and President [...]

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    LUTH cancer centre inaugurated by Buhari still under lock — three weeks after

LUTH cancer centre inaugurated by Buhari still under lock — three weeks after

The cancer treatment centre President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is still under lock, TheCable can report.The president inaugurated the state-of-the-art centre on Saturday, February 9, with a pledge to ensure that facilities for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer are available to more Nigerians.When TheCable first visited the facility two days after [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: My govt will protect all ethnic groups in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu: My govt will protect all ethnic groups in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says his government will ensure that all ethnic groups are safe in the state.Sanwo-Olu said this while congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection.There were reports that thugs were attacking some Igbo Traders in Oshodi, Lagos but the governorship candidate said "non-indigenous Lagosians should ignore the rumoured [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, cannot statistically deliver five million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in his state as he earlier promised.An analysis by TheCable of the latest statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that while Kano has 5,457,747 registered voters, only 4,696,747 collected their biometric cards. If every voter in Kano were to vote for Buhari, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Trucks back on Lagos bridges after Buhari’s visit — and so is traffic

PHOTOS: Trucks back on Lagos bridges after Buhari’s visit — and so is traffic

Trucks and tankers  parked on Lagos bridges and roads have returned barely 48 hours after the All Progressive Congress (APC) held its presidential rally in the state.The trucks were taken off the roads ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Lagos.When TheCable visited on Friday, Lagosians had reacted to the clearing of the trucks saying may they never return again [...]

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    Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says Kemi Adeosun, former minister of finance, played a significant role in the execution of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, which was tested on Friday.Speaking on the train, during the test from Iju, Lagos, to the Ogun state capital, Abeokuta, Amosun said he knows for a fact that Adeosun and her ministry played an active part [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates cancer treatment centre in Lagos

PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates cancer treatment centre in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a cancer treatment centre in Lagos.According to Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the centre which is located at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, is first of its kind in West Africa.The president, who was in Lagos for his re-election campaign, inaugurated the centre before heading to the venue of the rally.Among those at the event were [...]

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    Agbaje: Removing trucks from Lagos highways because of Buhari is wickedness

Agbaje: Removing trucks from Lagos highways because of Buhari is wickedness

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, says removing heavy-duty vehicles from highways due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state is hypocritical and wicked.Trucks, which had littered major roads in the state and hindered free flow of traffic, were evacuated few hours to Buhari's visit for his reelection campaign.Speaking at a town [...]

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March 22, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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