BREAKING: Nigerian Airforce jets crash in Abuja

Two aircrafts belonging to the Nigerian Air Force have suffered a mishap in the Katampe area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Friday. However, there’s no inferno yet as fire service and other rescue teams were seen heading to the scene of the crash. The number of people injured in the incident could not yet be ascertained, as efforts were still ongoing by the military to attend to the situation. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmed the incident, said no lives…

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Protesting truck drivers block Abuja-Lokoja highway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the blockage of the Abuja-Lokoja highway at Kwali by protesting truck drivers on Wednesday morning. The FCT Sector Commander of the Corps, Mr Gora Wobin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Wobin said the protest was sparked by an alleged shooting of the tyres of a Dangote truck by some policemen. In solidarity, he said, other truck drivers quickly moblised and used their vehicles to block both sides of the highway, bringing traffic to a halt.…

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PHOTOS: President Buhari’s Supporters Clash In Abuja

Buhari's supporters fighting

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari have clashed in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The supporters made up of the youth organization were scheduled to hold a rally on Tuesday morning at the Eagle’s Square in the nation’s capital. The rally which is in preparation towards President Buhari’s 2019 Presidential race could not hold as a fight broke out during the distribution of souvenir. Dignitaries who came to support the rally were seen driving out of the venue along with their security officials. The clash which lasted for over two hours made…

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BREAKING: Gunmen kill 7 policemen in Abuja

Policemen

Unknown gunmen on Monday night opened fire on eight policemen on duty at Galadimawa roundabout in Abuja, killing seven and critically injuring one. It was reported that the gunmen lowered the windows of their car, fired the shots and zoomed off. This latest killing occurs about three days after two police officers were killed in Akwa Ibom. The force spokesman and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Moshood, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. “Investigation has commenced into the killing of the seven policemen by armed…

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Police nab 12 suspected notorious cultists in Abuja

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday said it had arrested 12 suspected members of rival cult groups terrorising Apo area of Abuja and its environs. The suspects are: Nonso Nnaji, Chukwuebuka Okoye, Sunday Ogbodo, Peter Chinedu, Jude Ezeh, Agha Henry, Ndubisi John, Johnson Victor, Ikenna Ejike a.ka.Gorilla, Fredric Emeje, Michael Omaliko and Emeka Joseph. A statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, described the arrest as a major milestone by the command in its fight against crime in the territory. Manzah said that the arrest…

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RwandAir set to begin flights to Abuja, Cape Town

RwandAir said it had concluded plans to begin flight operations to Abuja and Cape Town, South Africa.     The carrier, according to a statement, will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stop-over in Harare.     The Abuja flight will be tagged to the existing Accra route, where the flight will stop in Abuja before heading to Accra and it will also be operated four times a week.     “This is yet another big milestone for RwandAir as we continue to expand our…

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Unending troubles of Abuja traders

Traders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are not having the best of times, with what some stakeholders describe as different phases of development of modern markets in the city. CALEB ONWE reports   Market men and women in Abuja are always wary of anything that could threaten their means of livelihood at the market place. No matter what garb it is dressed, there is a deep rooted distrust which these traders have for the Abuja Market Management Limited. This suspicion has often spurred furry against any step taken towards…

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Vacant houses, high rents persist in Lagos, Abuja

At the centre of 17 million housing deficit, a huge number of vacant houses, coupled with high rental values persists in Lagos and Abuja. DAYO AYEYEMI reports Nigeria’s real estate sector is still going through tough time as vacant houses persist in major cities despite the recorded growth in the economy and nation’s foreign reserves Two major cities that have taken direct hit of this followed by high rents are Lagos, a commercial nerve centre and Abuja, the nation’s capital. The number of vacant houses, especially at the higher end…

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Traders make brisk business in Abuja

Traders on Saturday took advantage to make brisk sales around the Eagle Square, venue of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that traders such as food and drink vendors, clothing, shoes and sellers of other items took over both the middle and walk ways of Tafawa Balewa Way. NAN also observed that vehicular movement was restricted along the street as well as Shehu Shagari way making it easier for the traders to set up their tents. The areas from around…

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Import of Lagos, Abuja airport certification

Two of Nigeria’s biggest airports, Lagos and Abuja airports, are now certified. These are good signs for aviation in Nigeria as the benefits that accrue from it are humongous not only for airlines but the sector. WOLE SHADARE writes   Abuja airport comes alive Few months after the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was certified, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja became the latest to pass the security and safety test, signposting that better days are almost here for the country’s burgeoning aviation sector. The joy that greeted the Abuja airport certification…

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