Friday, September 20, 2019

Abiose Adelaja Adams

    ‘Your son won’t die in vain’ — Dabiri-Erewa visits family of Nigerian student killed in Ukraine

‘Your son won’t die in vain’ — Dabiri-Erewa visits family of Nigerian student killed in Ukraine

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday, paid a condolence visit to the family of the Nigerian student who was killed in Ukraine, last week.The deceased, Gbolade Ejemai, was allegedly murdered by one Victoria Popvrako, a 36-year-old Ukrainian and mother of two.During the visit to the family in Egbeda area of Lagos state, Dabiri-Erewa assured [...]

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    Nigerian medical student killed in Ukraine

Nigerian medical student killed in Ukraine

The family of Gbolade Ejemai, a 30-year-old, Nigerian medical student, who was murdered in Kharkov, Ukraine, allegedly by one Victoria Popvrako, is crying out for justice.Up to 150 Nigerians living in the diaspora have been murdered across countries such as South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China and Ukraine, in the last three and half years.Ejemai, a final year medical student of [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established in 2005 to enable every Nigerian, no matter socio-economic status, walk into a hospital and get treated with little or no money in their pockets. Fourteen years later, the scheme has failed to provide this access, especially in medical emergencies. TheCable finds out why.As Destiny Aigbe walks into the block where National [...]

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    Behind the boys’ dorm (The boy who plays the piper, the school which dances)

Behind the boys’ dorm (The boy who plays the piper, the school which dances)

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    Behind the boys’ dorm (Master blackmailer)

Behind the boys’ dorm (Master blackmailer)

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    TCL Fiction: Behind the boys’ dorm (Boys will be boys)

TCL Fiction: Behind the boys’ dorm (Boys will be boys)

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    TCL Fiction: Behind the boys’ dorm (Can I be your school father?)

TCL Fiction: Behind the boys’ dorm (Can I be your school father?)

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    INVESTIGATION: Prepaid electricity meters — a scheme that became a scam

INVESTIGATION: Prepaid electricity meters — a scheme that became a scam

A year ago, the electricity regulatory body introduced a regulation directing power distribution companies (DisCos) to supply consumers with more prepaid meters. How well has this worked? TheCable, in an investigation spanning across 33 communities in 10 states, finds out that power consumers think whole scheme is a scam.Caroline Aku, a housewife, lives in Lokoja, Kogi state. In September 2018, [...]

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    Situation Room condemns massive violence in Kano

Situation Room condemns massive violence in Kano

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to discountenance the supplementary elections where violence occurred and proceed to make a declaration on the basis of the polls already concluded.This is in the light of the widespread violence in the areas where supplementary elections were conducted on March 23. In a statement, Clement Nwankwo, [...]

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    After these eerie days (Vanity fare)

After these eerie days (Vanity fare)

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    Don’t weaken our electoral system, Situation Room tells judiciary

Don’t weaken our electoral system, Situation Room tells judiciary

Situation Room, an election observer group, has called on the courts to stop their involvement in litigation capable of weakening the credibility of the electoral system.In a preliminary statement issued on the eve of the supplementary election, Clement Nwankwo, convener of the group comprising 70 civil society organisations, expressed concern about the emerging trend of "escalating judicial involvement in what should ordinarily be [...]

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    After these eerie days (Sweet and sour)

After these eerie days (Sweet and sour)

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    Situation Room on elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours

Situation Room on elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has condemned the widespread violence in Saturday's election, saying seven persons were killed in less than 24 hours.In a statement, Clement Nwakwo, the convener, said this is very worrisome despite the high deployment of security personnel across the country.“We are concerned that we are still having pockets of violence, for instance, in Ezza North [...]

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    After these eerie days (Have you come to say goodbye?)

After these eerie days (Have you come to say goodbye?)

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    Situation Room demands explanation for 1m cancelled votes

Situation Room demands explanation for 1m cancelled votes

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, an elections observer group, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide clarification on why over one million votes were cancelled in the presidential and national assembly elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, on Tuesday declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of Saturday’s presidential election with 15,191,847 votes.However, in its fourth interim statement which [...]

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    Situation Room: Saturday polls worse than 2015 elections

Situation Room: Saturday polls worse than 2015 elections

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room says the presidential and national assembly elections held on Saturday, took the nation a step back from the 2015 general election.In its third interim statement assessing the electoral process, the group said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not managed the election efficiently and actions should be taken to identify what went wrong.It [...]

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