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Residents panic as explosion rocks Maiduguri on Sallah eve

    Residents panic as explosion rocks Maiduguri on Sallah eve

At least two bomb blasts were recorded in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on the eve of Sallah celebrations. A resident told TheCable that the first blast occurred at Gwannge,

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FCTA: Abuja markets free to open seven days a week

    FCTA: Abuja markets free to open seven days a week

The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) says markets within the FCT are now free to open all days of the week. In April, Muhammad Bello, FCT minister, had directed markets

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Gunmen open fire on Borno gov’s convoy

    Gunmen open fire on Borno gov’s convoy

The convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, was attacked at Baga, a town in the state, on Wednesday. A security source told TheCable that the governor was on

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EXTRA: George Floyd ‘reburied’ in his ‘Imo ancestral home’ (photos)

    EXTRA: George Floyd ‘reburied’ in his ‘Imo ancestral home’ (photos)

George Floyd who died from US police brutality may be dead and buried, but not for Humble Okoro, a Nigerian Pastor, who claimed to have traced his ancestral root to

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NEMA: Lagos explosion caused by panel beater’s gas cylinder

    NEMA: Lagos explosion caused by panel beater’s gas cylinder

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the Lagos explosion was caused by a panel beater’s gas cylinder.  On Tuesday, a gas explosion rocked Ajao Estate area of the state,

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Female candidates top list of Kaduna foreign scholarship recipients

    Female candidates top list of Kaduna foreign scholarship recipients

Two females candidates clinched the first two positions out of 41 successful students under the Kaduna Merit Based Foreign Scholarship scheme. In a statement on Tuesday, the Kaduna state scholarship

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Stop these killers now, Southern Kaduna elders tell Buhari

    Stop these killers now, Southern Kaduna elders tell Buhari

The Southern Kaduna Elders Forum (SOKAF), led by Zamani Lekwat, a former military governor of Rivers state, has broken its

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Gas explosion kills one, injures three in Lagos

    Gas explosion kills one, injures three in Lagos

Usman Bello, a 30-year-old man was killed while three others were injured in a gas explosion that occurred at Palmgroove

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Akeredolu: It may not be easy to beat Jegede

    Akeredolu: It may not be easy to beat Jegede

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, says defeating Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the October 10

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Bandits kill Kaduna-based lawyer, abduct his wife and son

    Bandits kill Kaduna-based lawyer, abduct his wife and son

Haro Gandu (pictured), a lawyer with the Kaduna state ministry of justice, has been killed while his wife and son

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Osun n’assembly caucus disowns senator who accused Oyetola of incompetence

    Osun n’assembly caucus disowns senator who accused Oyetola of incompetence

Two senators and six members of the house of representatives from Osun have distanced themselves from Francis Fadaunsi, senator representing

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COVID-19: OrderPaper organises webinar on service delivery

    COVID-19: OrderPaper organises webinar on service delivery

OrderPaper Nigeria will host the national assembly committees on health in a citizens’ meet-up webinar to discuss healthcare funding, budget

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Lagos council imposes N600 weekly levy on lotto/POS shop owners

    Lagos council imposes N600 weekly levy on lotto/POS shop owners

Business owners who use of point of sale systems, as well as those who run lotto shops and kiosks around

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10 wounded as gunshots rock PDP campaign train in Edo

    10 wounded as gunshots rock PDP campaign train in Edo

About 10 persons sustained wounds from gunshots at a rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin, Edo state.

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Lagos clarifies Abayomi’s comment on ‘N1m-a-day’ COVID-19 treatment

    Lagos clarifies Abayomi’s comment on ‘N1m-a-day’ COVID-19 treatment

The Lagos state government says Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, was misunderstood on his comment about the amount spent daily

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El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna attacks have ethnic, religious colourations

    El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna attacks have ethnic, religious colourations

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the incessant killings in the southern part of the state are usually given ethnic

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