CBN Headquarters on Fire?

The headquarters of the  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja, was engulfed in smoke, on Tuesday evening. The smoke which started about 2 hours ago is currently under control as officials of Federal Capital Fire Service are on ground to put off any fires. However, there is confusion over the cause of the smoke. While eyewitnesses who arrived the scene of the incident said they noticed smoke coming out from some of the offices, officials claimed that the incident occurred at the generator house which they said may have gone…

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Shehu Sani blows hot over Adamawa bomb blast

Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central has condemned the attack on Mubi town which left 27 people dead. The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, had confirmed that the 56 injuried persons severely injured were on admission in hospital. Sajoh said the blast occurred in Kasuwan Gwanjo (second hand clothes market) and a mosque within the market. Reacting, Sani said the attack is an act of terrorism against Muslims and Christians. The lawmaker described the attack as despicable and evil.   “The suicide bomb attack on a…

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Police Inspector killed in Ogun accident

A Police Inspector, Azeez Ajasa, on Tuesday died in a lone accident at Adedero village on the Kobape-Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi said the officer, who was driving a white Golf 4 car with registration number EKY 631 BB lost control of the vehicle and veered into the bush, somersaulting in the process. “The accident happened around 11:30 am. The victim was a…

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24 worshippers killed in Adamawa mosque blasts – Police

The police have confirmed 24 worshippers were killed in a twin-explosion on Tuesday at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria. The blasts occurred while worshippers were holding the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer. The police spokesperson in the state, Othman Abubakar, a superintendent of police, said the first of the blasts occurred at about 1:00 p.m. ‘’While people were evacuating the victims of the first blast, another explosion occurred,” he told PREMIUM TIMES. ‘’As I am talking to you now, 24 persons are confirmed dead. The scene has been cordoned-off…

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Paris May Day march marred by violence

Thousands of black-clad protesters at the head of a Paris labour day march have waged heavy property damage on local businesses, confirming concerns issued ahead of traditional May Day festivities by Paris police. Amid labour and student unrest, rolling transport strikes and the 50th anniversary of May 1968’s popular uprising, the CGT union called like-minded labour and student unions to march from the Place de la Bastille south toward the Place d’Italie. But the march was slowed to a halt by a large group of demonstrators clad in black, with…

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Dozens killed in northeast Nigeria suicide blasts

Suicide bombers killed dozens of people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamist insurgents Boko Haram. The blasts happened at about 1:20 pm (1220 GMT) in Mubi, a city some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola. Adamawa state police spokesman Othman Abubakar said, “For now (the death toll) is 24,” but other sources gave far higher figures. Rescue worker Sani Kakale said: “In my presence, 42 dead bodies were taken to hospital and…

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Instagram adds video chat to its stable of social features

It’s being tested now and will roll out around the world soon. Live video has been a popular feature on Instagram, and now the social network is taking that one step further. Soon, Instagram will roll out video chatting, allowing a user to talk one-on-one or with a small group of people directly through the service. Starting a video chat will be easy. All you have to do is tap the camera icon at the top of a Direct thread (assuming the recipient hadn’t opted out of using Direct messages). The really…

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Buhari’s govt is most-worker friendly administration, says Garba Shehu

Tuesday, May 1 is Worker’s Day all over the world and expectations are that questions will be asked of what Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria is doing to make life better for workers in the country. I place a caveat here. I work for the President and I am paid for the work I do. This is to save the naysayers some trouble, using their energy to launch attacks when I say that President Buhari is the most-worker friendly administration this country has seen for a long, long time,…

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