Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    120 escape death mid-air in ‘faulty’ Aero aircraft

120 escape death mid-air in ‘faulty’ Aero aircraft

About 120 passengers aboard Aero Contractor Airline Flight 180 from Lagos to Kaduna escaped death late Friday when the plane developed technical fault mid-air.The aircraft suddenly lost altitude 20 minutes after departure, forcing it to wobble in the air for over one hour before eventually diverting to Abuja.“The plane lost altitude 20 minutes after take off. No more oxygen and [...]

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    Choirmaster arraigned for ‘raping’ female chorister

Choirmaster arraigned for ‘raping’ female chorister

Adewale Babalola, a choirmaster at Christ Our Light Glory Church, Sanya in Surulere Lagos, was arraigned before a Yaba chief magistrates' court in Lagos on Thursday for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old chorister in his church.According to Godwin Anyanwu, the prosecutor, the accused committed the offence on December 2, 2014 at 11, Maxwell Ijeh street, Aguda, still in [...]

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    Lagos assembly postpones inauguration

Lagos assembly postpones inauguration

The Lagos state house of assembly has postponed the inauguration of the 8th assembly earlier scheduled for Thursday.Bose Lambo, the assembly’s head of information, disclosed this on Wednesday, saying the shift was “due to unforeseen circumstances”.Lambo said the event would now hold on Monday, June 8."All inconveniences are highly regretted please," she said in a statement.The 7th assembly held a [...]

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    Court orders NDLEA out of Kashamu’s residence

Court orders NDLEA out of Kashamu’s residence

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) out of the residence of Buruji Kashamu, the senator-elect of Ogun east district.NDLEA stormed the private residence of Kashamu in the Lekki area of Lagos in the early hours of Saturday with the intention of arresting him based "on a formal request of extradition from [...]

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    Tribunal to hear Agbaje’s petition on May 26

Tribunal to hear Agbaje’s petition on May 26

The Lagos state governorship election petition tribunal has fixed May 26 to begin hearing in the petition filed by Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the April 11 election in the state.Agbaje had petitioned the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.The date was fixed by [...]

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    NOI: Governors got N2.92tr from ECA in 4 years

NOI: Governors got N2.92tr from ECA in 4 years

Five days after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, promised that the ministry would publish details of the excess crude account (ECA) for the last four years, the information has been made public.Paul Nwabuikwu, her special adviser on communications, released a statement late Sunday, revealing that the federal and state governments shared a total of [...]

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    Ambode releases official portrait

Ambode releases official portrait

Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor-elect of Lagos state, released his official portrait (pictured) four days ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.He said from May 29, he wants to be addressed simply as Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state.“He, hereby, puts it on record that from May 29, 2015, he wishes to be addressed as Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos [...]

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    Army court-martials 579 officers in Abuja, Lagos

Army court-martials 579 officers in Abuja, Lagos

A total of 579 officers of the Nigerian army have been court-martialled for sundry offences at the army headquarters garrison and 81 division in Lagos.Sani Usman, acting director of army public relations, confirmed this to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.“There are currently two separate court martials going on at the army headquarters garrison and 81 division, Nigerian army, with a [...]

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    APC’s ‘PhD victory’ over PDP in the 8th assembly

APC’s ‘PhD victory’ over PDP in the 8th assembly

On April 29, which is exactly a month to the inauguration of the new government, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, attended the induction of the new members of the eighth assembly and used that opportunity to seek the support of the legislators.While the leadership of the APC is still strategising on how to produce the parliament's leaders, TheCable examines the makeup [...]

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    Fraudulent staff ‘behind crisis in NIMC’

Fraudulent staff ‘behind crisis in NIMC’

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has denied planning to sack 1,000 members staff, alleging that some members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), who recently picketed its head office in Abuja, have a criminal case to answer.The commission accused ASCSN of framing up allegations of corruption against Chris Onyemenam (pictured), NIMC director-general, in order to make [...]

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    Lagos PDP sacks chairman for mismanaging election funds

Lagos PDP sacks chairman for mismanaging election funds

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has replaced Tunji Shelle, its chairman, with Kamaldeen Olorunoje, who was the party’s vice chairman in Lagos central.After Shelle was accused of mismanaging election campaign funds and manipulating the party’s primaries last year, a disciplinary committee was set up to investigate the allegations.Wahab Owonkoniran, secretary of the PDP in Lagos, said the report [...]

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    Fire injures seven, guts 109 shops in Lagos

Fire injures seven, guts 109 shops in Lagos

About seven persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in a Sunday-night inferno that affected more than 109 shops and residential buildings in the Ijora area of Lagos state.The fire was said to have started from one of the shops where black oil was stored around 7up company in the area.Ibrahim Farinloye, south-west zonal spokesman of the national emergency management agency (NEMA), [...]

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    ‘60 million Nigerians go to bed hungry’

‘60 million Nigerians go to bed hungry’

Idiat Amusu, a lecturer at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has raised the alarm that up to 60 million Nigerians go to bed hungry everyday.Amusu, who is the head of the department of Food/Agric Technology, said this while delivering a lecture titled ‘Reverse Engineering: Panacea to Waste Not, Want Not’ at the eighth inaugural lecture of the college on [...]

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    Strange ailment claims 12 in Ondo

Strange ailment claims 12 in Ondo

A strange disease has led to the untimely end of about 12 persons in Ode-Irele, a community in Irele local government area of Ondo state.Addressing reporters in Akure, capital of the state, Dayo Adeyanju (pictured middle), the state commissioner for health, described report which claimed that the ailment is Ebola as false.He said samples from victims have been sent to [...]

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    Strike at airports temporarily shelved

Strike at airports temporarily shelved

Hordes of passengers travelling across the country were stranded at airports, particularly in Lagos and Abuja, on Thursday due to a warning industrial action by the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (NAATC).However, the situation has now been brought under control, following the temporary suspension of the strike.The terminal of the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed  airport in Lagos was unusually [...]

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    Fire guts NDIC building in Lagos

Fire guts NDIC building in Lagos

Fire gutted the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC) building, Mamman Kontagora House, situated at 23 Marina, Lagos, on Wednesday.Femi Giwa, head of operations, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), told TheCable that the fire affected the third to the seventh floors of the building.“Precisely around 9:15am this morning, we got a distress call, which was registered at our command centre through [...]

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