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NCAA targets July for certification of Abuja, Lagos airports

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday said it was optimistic that the certification of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be achieved by July. Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public

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Osinbajo charges governors to safeguard lives, properties

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged state governors must safeguard the lives and properties of all citizens residing in their states. Osinbajo, who gave the advice at a consultative meeting with the governors at the Presidential Banquet, Abuja, said the directive

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‘’Muslims should see Ramadan as a period of spiritual rebirth’’- NASFAT chairman

The Chairman of Nasrul-lahi-l-fatih (NASFAT) Federal Capital Territory Branch, Shewudeen Omotokunbo Giwa in an exclusive interview with AljazirahNigeria reporters, Amina Isah and Mariam Sanni  called on Muslims to see the holy month of Ramadan as a period of spiritual rebirth and

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Two police officers dismissed for collecting N15,000 bribe in Abuja

Police in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, has dismissed two traffic wardens attached to Wuse Police Division, for allegedly collecting N15,000 as bribe from a traffic offender. The Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of the unit, Abayomi Shogunle gave

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India boils over girl raped in hospital

An angry mob stormed a hospital after a teenage girl was allegedly raped in an intensive care unit. Rioting protesters clashed with baton-wielding police officers outside the Jagriti Hospital in the city of Kanpur in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state.

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NUJ inaugurates Aljazirah Newspapers chapel, commends outfit

Encomiums have been poured on Aljazirah Nigeria newspapers for doing its job with a detailed touch of professionalism that has seen it stand out tall among other media houses in the country. The commendation was dropped at the organisation’s corporate

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Calls for arrest, prosecution of hate speech mongers heightens

By Lubem Gena, Abuja Three civil society organisations based in Abuja; the National Civil Society Forum on Peace and Security, Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and West Africa Civil Society Platform have added their voices to the calls

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The mysterious case of ‘killer beans’ in Nigeria in 1996

The year was 1996, September 1996 to be precise. 19 years ago, what was known as ‘killer beans’ struck the South-Western part of Nigeria. During this month, at least 16 people in the South-Western area of Nigeria died from eating

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Three Nigerians get make Caine Prize 2017 shortlist

Three Nigerians have been shortlisted for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing. They are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu, and Arinze Ifeakandu. Other shortlisted writers are Magogodi Mphela Makhene (South Africa) and Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan). Nii Ayikwei Parkes, chair of

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Tension as consortium of banks take over Etisalat Nigeria

A consortium of of local and foreign banks, led by Access Bank Plc, have taken over the management of telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria, effective June 15 a report in the Scoop says. The take-over followed a futile effort by Emerging Markets Telecommunications

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