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22 Nov

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba has denied issuing any arrest order on any particular person involved in Thursday disturbances at the premises of the National Assembly, in which the police said there were the attacks on policemen.

Citing reports, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party to which House of Representatives Speaker, Hon Aminu Tambuwal recently defected to, had warned that the reported plan hatched by the Presidency to arrest the Speaker could trigger a crisis that will be fatal for the nation's democracy.

The party likened arresting Tambuwal to pouring petrol on a naked fire. But a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Force Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu said that the decision about arrests lies with the investigating police officers to determine who to invite, quiz and prosecute as the case may be.

"The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has denied issuing any arrest order on any particular person involved in the attack on Policemen, or the disturbance of public peace, at the premises of the National Assembly, Abuja on Thursday, 20 November, 2014," he said in the statement.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police has condemned what he described as the unwarranted attack on police officers providing security at a political rally in Oke Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, during which one police inspector was shot dead and five others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Inspector General, who has ordered an investigation into the shooting incident and the death of the policeman, warned politicians to desist from the use of thugs in pursuing their agenda.

The statement said he reaffirmed the resolve of the Nigeria Police to provide a safe and secure corridor for all political competitors, stressing that violators  of the Electoral Act will face the full wrath of the law.

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22 Nov

The cupcake craze emerged in Abuja a few years ago, with anyone and everyone setting up shop even from their kitchen, baking away and trying to stand out amidst the growing competition. Meat pie, shortbread, burgers, and fries all took a step back in line as the cupcake became the in thing at dates, parties, weddings, corporate events, and bridal showers.

Just like other trends in the previous years, like meat pies, bolero jackets, Beats by Dre headphones, people expected cupcakes to have a relatively short lifespan but years on, more cupcake shops are opening up and hopefully, they are here to stay. Here are five cupcake shops in Abuja we recommend.

 

Cupcake Cutie 

There was a time that if you didn't buy your birthday cake from Cupcake Cutie, then you weren't cool. Cupcakes then became the must have snack and everyone ordered 12 or more cupcakes for their birthday parties, or just a few to share with friends. Butterscotch and pistachio are one of their interesting flavours. Like most of the other cupcake shops, cupcake cutie gets very decorative when it comes to their frostings. If it’s Valentine’s Day, you’ll see lots of red colorings and hearts, and if it’s Easter, they’re one to create miniature golden eggs and chicks on their cupcakes. A cupcake costs around N500.

Address: No 20, Chabatfeka Street, Near British Village, Wuse II

Telephone: 08066662262  

 

Frostcakes

Frostcakes is a tiny little shop at The Valley Mall. Frostcakes makes all kinds of treats like muffins, macaroons, and of course cupcakes. Their frosting is creamy and sweet and the cake has just the right amount of sugar. Amongst frostcakes’ mouthwatering flavours are cookies and red velvet.

Address: C17, The Valley Mall, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II.

Telephone: 0909628851

 

Bakingbee

Bakingbee started business last year. Not only do they make cupcakes and cakes, they offer desserts trays and tables of cake bites, cream caramel, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, and cupcakes, for birthday parties and other events. To order a cupcake, give them a ring two days in advance. Bakingbee’s signature has been red velvet cakes with malteser toppings, but these days they’ve kicked their creativity juices up a notch, coming up with fondant decorations of Winnie the Pooh, Tiger, and Hello Kitty on the cupcakes. The price of cupcakes vary from time to time, and sometimes they give out free cupcakes to their clients, but a cupcake usually costs around N500.

Bakingbee works from home, as such interested buyers should call them on 08036886987

 

Chloe’s Cupcake Heaven

Chloe’s Cupcake Heaven is well known with Abuja residents, having been around for about three years. The bakery is also an ice cream shop. They make waffles, cupcakes, cakes, and pies. Their cupcakes are very sweet if not too sweet and creatively decorated. They have a nice showcase where you can see all the heavenly deliciousness. A cupcake costs N500 and you can get a variety of flavours from their bakery in Wuse. Chloe’s recently opened another shop in the Apo District.

Address: Plot 35, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II 

Telephone: 08174210083

 

Baker’s Treat

Baker’s Treat opened early this year, and is most famous for its bread, which sells out every single day, but their cupcakes are a must try as well. Baker’s Treat by far has the most affordable cupcakes, as a cupcake costs just N100 naira. They taste equally as delicious as the other cupcakes. Bakers’ Treat also does free delivery.

Address: Shop 4, Thujaville Estate, Wuye

Telephone: 07058885007

 

There you have it, from your fancy cakes, to your cheapest cakes, to even free delivery, these are some of the many cupcake shops located in Abuja. If none of the above cupcakes are located in your vicinity, just keep an eye out for when next you go out because there is always at least one or two cupcake shops in every neighborhood. It’s an Abuja thing. Bon Appetite! 

 

 

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