Monday, September 24, 2018

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    ‘Fire destroys N30bn worth of goods in Lagos market’

‘Fire destroys N30bn worth of goods in Lagos market’

Traders at the Balogun market in Lagos Island have been counting their losses following the early morning fire outbreak on Monday, claiming they lost goods worth N30 billion.In separate interviews, the traders told NAN that about 11 containers containing bags, shoes and clothing materials had just been off loaded into some of the shops that were razed.Kadiri Kareem, an attendant [...]

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    Jonathan stopped LAMATA red line light rail, APC alleges

Jonathan stopped LAMATA red line light rail, APC alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being hypocritical about his professed love for the south west, among others, for refusing to sanction the construction of the LAMATA red line light rail project.The party alleged that the president refused to grant the necessary right-of-way approval to the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) for the construction of its red [...]

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    15 candidates to contest Lagos governorship election

15 candidates to contest Lagos governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has displayed the list of 15 candidates seeking to contest the February 28 governorship election in Lagos state.According to a NAN correspondent, who visited INEC office in Lagos on Friday, the names of the candidates’ running mates and candidates for house of assembly were also displayed.Below is the list of the gubernatorial candidates:National Conscience [...]

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    Tragic! Man, 23, drowns on Christmas day

Tragic! Man, 23, drowns on Christmas day

Tragedy struck at No. 3/5, Durosinmi Etti Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, as Sodiq Ojomo, a worker with a catering service outfit, drowned in a swimming pool on Christmas day.Rasak Fadipe, the director, Lagos State Fire Service, disclosed this on Friday to NAN while reacting to the service activities for the year.He said that the 23-year-old man, who was attending to [...]

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    Tinubu still the ultimate kingmaker ─ and other lessons from the Lagos APC gov primary

Tinubu still the ultimate kingmaker ─ and other lessons from the Lagos APC gov primary

The last time Lagosians witnessed anything close to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries of Thursday/Friday was in 1999 when Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the party, engaged the late Funsho Williams in a battle for the governorship ticket of the then Alliance for Democracy (AD). Tinubu won the primaries and won the gubernatorial election as well.In 2003 when he sought reelection, [...]

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    Thugs, police clash at PDP congress in Lagos

Thugs, police clash at PDP congress in Lagos

There was violence across the state during the rescheduled ward congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which held on Monday.Trouble started when some party members and ward officials who had been at the secretariat as early as 9:00am became restless when they were yet to receive materials as at 2:00pm.This led to the late distribution of materials and delay [...]

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    Seal live in Lagos December 18

Seal live in Lagos December 18

The city of Lagos will witness an unforgettable night in December when Seal, multiple Grammy award-winning R&B great, heads to Nigeria for a performance.The Kiss From a Rose crooner who will be headlining the Black Ivory Nights event, 'Seal'd With A Kiss', is set to thrill thousands at the December 18 concert scheduled to hold at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.Gbolahan [...]

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    Ebola lectures herald reopening of Lagos schools

Ebola lectures herald reopening of Lagos schools

After 10 long weeks of absence from school, pupils in Lagos state finally resumed a new session on Wednesday, with intense education about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has kept them away from school for two extra weeks.TheCable visited some schools, which were all dedicated to orientating students and staff on the deadly viral disease.The Ebola awareness programme began [...]

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    Many dead, injured in Synagogue church collapse

Many dead, injured in Synagogue church collapse

There was commotion at the Ikotun Egbe axis of Lagos on Friday, as a building within the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, collapsed, killing a number of people still unknown.A resident of the area told TheCable that the incident occurred around 1: 50pm.“Yes it is true," he said."A guest house within the church premises collapsed this afternoon, [...]

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    Indian surgery saves 17-year-old Nigerian sickle cell patient

Indian surgery saves 17-year-old Nigerian sickle cell patient

Ayo Adewemimo lived a very normal life until age two when he was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia. With the love and care of a supportive parent, the first of three children was able to cope with the challenges that come along with being a sickle cell patient.Ayo did not allow the situation affect his life, as he joined his [...]

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    Nigerians ‘want to live in Abuja, Lagos’

Nigerians ‘want to live in Abuja, Lagos’

Coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that most applicants of the federal government mortgage scheme prefer to own houses in the two main urban areas of Abuja and Lagos.The minister based her statement on 66, 402 applications for 10, 000 mortgages of the federal government mortgage refinance scheme, launched in August.At a [...]

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    Rise Networks assembles leaders to inspire youths

Rise Networks assembles leaders to inspire youths

As part of plans to commemorate the United Nations International Youth Day 2014, RISE NETWORKS, an organisation known for building the capacity of the younger generation, will assemble notable personalities from different sectors of the society to the main auditorium of the University of Lagos on August 27 by 10am.The event, which is meant to provide an opportunity for the [...]

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    ‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

It’s the end of Sam Okwaraji’s week at TheCable and in continuation of our stories on the soccer maestro who slumped and died at the National Stadium in Lagos while serving the country, we bring you more quotes from and on the fallen but not forgotten hero.We are all itching to appear in the World Cup finals; we cannot let [...]

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    Amstel invites Nigerian undergraduates to ‘The Rush’

Amstel invites Nigerian undergraduates to ‘The Rush’

Amstel Malta has launched the 2014 edition of its talent hunt project targeted at providing a platform for undergraduates across the country to explore their creativity.Entitled The Rush, the programme debuted in 2011 across Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin and Lagos, while the second edition held in Abuja, Lagos and Enugu in 2012. The third edition of the event has been [...]

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    Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

The sun has long set on his football career, but former Super Eagles goalkeeper David Ngodigha still has some games permanently etched in his mind.The current technical director of Nigeria National League Division One side, Go Round, went memory lane in this chat with TheCable.1) P&T vs. Sharks, Rivers State Governor’s Cup semifinal, 1978I was still in secondary school [...]

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    UPDATED: Blast kills 3 in Lagos

UPDATED: Blast kills 3 in Lagos

Another blast has been recorded - this time in Apapa, Lagos - on a day 21 persons lost their lives in a terrorist attack in Abuja.Three persons were killed in front of Folawiyo fuel depot (also called tank farm), located on Creek Road - the same street with THISDAY newspaper - as a result of the explosion which occurred around 8.30pm.It is yet [...]

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September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
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