Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    Train kills man on earphone in Lagos

Train kills man on earphone in Lagos

A passenger train killed an unidentified young man at the Cappa area of Oshodi in Lagos on Wednesday.A correspondent of NAN, who was inside the train, said the man who had earphone on, was standing on the rail track oblivious of the fast approaching train.He said the Ogun-Lagos-bound mass transit train was leaving its Oshodi station to Mushin when the [...]

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    Gunmen attack INEC office at Agege

Gunmen attack INEC office at Agege

Armed political thugs have attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Agege local government area of Lagos state.The incident occurred around 12 midnight on Saturday.A member of the INEC ad hoc staff deployed to State High School, Oyewole in Orile Agege, told TheCable that the attackers also injured some persons and fired shots into the house of Kayode [...]

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    Mbu denies ordering policemen to kill civilians

Mbu denies ordering policemen to kill civilians

Joseph Mbu, assistant inspector general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 2, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, has denied issuing orders to policemen to kill civilians.The AIG made the denial in a counter-affidavit to a suit filed by a lawyer, Tope Alabi, at a federal high court in Lagos, seeking his removal from office.In the counter-affidavit deposed to on [...]

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    Security beefed up at INEC’s Lagos office

Security beefed up at INEC’s Lagos office

Security has been beefed up at the Lagos state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.According to NAN, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were positioned at the entrance of the commission’s office, as part of security measures.Some soldiers and mobile police personnel were also seen within the area apparently to provide protection for electoral officers [...]

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    Dangote’s $9bn refinery ‘ready by 2017’

Dangote’s $9bn refinery ‘ready by 2017’

The new $9 billion oil refinery to produce 500,000 barrels per day being developed by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote will come onstream in Nigeria by 2017.This was disclosed to Reuters by Mansur Ahmed, executive director of stakeholder management and corporate communications, Dangote Industries Ltd, at an African refiners conference in Cape Town, South Africa.The refinery, to be located in Lagos, [...]

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    Court revokes ban on movement during environmental sanitation

Court revokes ban on movement during environmental sanitation

A federal high court in Lagos has nullified the restriction of movement of citizens during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state.Describing the restriction as a violation of the right of citizen to personal liberty and freedom of movement, Ibrahim Idris, the judge, ruled against the arrest of citizens moving between 7am and 10am on the last Saturday of [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari visit Lagos the same day

Jonathan, Buhari visit Lagos the same day

President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, the major contenders of the March 28 presidential election are currently in Lagos, the commercial nerve of the country.While Jonathan arrived Lagos from Ijebu Ode in Ogun state, where he went to seek the blessings of Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Buhari flew in from the rally of the All [...]

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    Tinubu: OBJ once walked me out of Aso Rock

Tinubu: OBJ once walked me out of Aso Rock

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, on Thursday went down memory lane in recalling the disagreement between him and Olusegun Obasanjo, saying the former president once walked him out of the presidential villa.Until the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, both men had a cat-and-mouse relationship. So sour was their relationship that three years ago, Tinubu lampooned [...]

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    Arik launches Lagos-Abidjan flights

Arik launches Lagos-Abidjan flights

For the first time since it launched flight operations in 2006, an Arik Air plane on Monday flew from Lagos to Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire, with 16 passengers aboard.The flight from Lagos to Abidjan touched the tarmac at exactly 4 pm and left for Lagos on return at 5.10 pm.Ifeoma Akabogu-Chinwuba, Nigeria’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, commended the development, saying it [...]

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