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Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels after four months on the run.

Another man arrested, Monir Ahmed Alaaj, was also on a wanted list, Belgian prosecutors said.

Three members of a family accused of harbouring Abdeslam have also [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Romney wants Republicans to back Cruz

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party officials choose [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Zuma’s friends ’victims of xenophobic’ attacks

The wealthy South African family accused of wielding undue influence through its links to President Jacob Zuma says it has been the victim of "xenophobic and hate speech".

The family took out two pages in a newspaper it owns to deny the allegations and respond to criticism.

Dep [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


AEDC holds rally on new tariff

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, Gwagwalada area office, has embarked on sensitization rally for its consumers and stakeholders on the new tariff.

The area manager, Engr Ahmad Baro in an address at the event titled, “Customer enlightenment forum on increase in tariff,&rdq [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


INEC holds polls’ awareness campaign in Gwags

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has launched area council poll awareness campaign in Gwagwalada Area council for potential voters on how to cast their votes during the election.

Electoral Officer, EO, in-charge of Gwagwalada, Hajia Jummai Abubakar, told The Abuja Inquirer a [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


FCTA condemns abduction of school pupils

The Federal Capital Territory Education Secretariat has condemned in strong terms the abduction of a primary 2 pupil of the Chinese Assisted Primary school in Karu, a suburb in the nation's capital.

In a statement by the Assistant Director in charge of Information, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye and [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Our plans to upgrade parks to global standards - Bello

Other than the commitment to clean and green city, minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has disclosed that his administration was working towards making public parks in Abuja to meet global standards. 

This disclosure was made when a delegation of Rotary International District 9125, [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Demolition squad escapes death in clash with hoodlums in Dei-dei

It was a bleak moment for illegal occupants along the road corridor in Dei-dei, as the bulldozers of the joint task force in charge of city management clashed with hoodlums during a demolition exercise carried out weekend. 

Our correspondent gathered that despite the presence of heavily ar [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


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