Chinedu Asadu

    Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Sani Dauda, a prosecuting witness in the trial of Shehu Sani, has told a federal high court in Abuja of how the former senator allegedly demanded N5 million bribe from him. According to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dauda, who owns ASD Motors, said Sani told him when they met in November 2019, that the money [...]

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    NCDC releases guidelines for elections, encourages politicians to hold virtual rallies

NCDC releases guidelines for elections, encourages politicians to hold virtual rallies

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released guidelines for elections being conducted in Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic. In the new directives published on Monday, the NCDC encouraged political parties to adopt virtual campaign rallies where applicable. It said when such is not feasible, every individual attending rallies must have their temperature checked while they must also wear face masks. It added [...]

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    INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’

INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’

On Wednesday morning, as health workers at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, prepared to brief journalists on the COVID-19 situation in the state, gunmen stormed the hospital, attacking doctors and visitors while looting properties. The attack, the doctors have told TheCable, was to stop a planned protest on the "confirmed COVID-19 status" of some patients who [...]

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    COVID-19: Kogi FMC doctors embark on strike over ‘threat to lives’

COVID-19: Kogi FMC doctors embark on strike over ‘threat to lives’

Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Kogi state, have embarked on an indefinite strike. Rising from a meeting on Wednesday, the doctors said their lives were being threatened because of the state’s “poor” management of the COVID-19 pandemic. They said they are “totally withdrawing services across board” pending when their grievances are met. A communique announcing the strike, a copy of [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

On a breezy morning in March 2019, Ogar Jumbo, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was driving his two kids to school when he was reportedly beaten to death by officers of the Nigeria police force in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja. Jumbo, who was also with his wife, was said to have violated traffic rules. [...]

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    Kogi finally sets up COVID-19 testing lab, Infectious Disease Centre

Kogi finally sets up COVID-19 testing lab, Infectious Disease Centre

The Kogi state government says it has partnered with the United States Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) to set up a reference molecular laboratory for COVID-19 tests. Saka Haruna, commissioner for health, who broke the news in a statement on Monday, said the laboratory will be used to attend to residents with symptoms related to COVID-19. He added that Kogi has established [...]

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    DisCos halt tariff increase after national assembly’s intervention

DisCos halt tariff increase after national assembly’s intervention

The national assembly says it has convinced electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to halt the proposed increase in tariff for power consumers. In a statement, Ola Awoniyi, spokesman of Senate President Ahmad Lawan, said during a meeting on Monday, the leadership of the legislative chamber agreed with the DisCos to suspend the planned increase. In January, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had announced that [...]

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    Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani‘s killing

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani‘s killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC). CNN is reporting that Iran asked Interpol for help in detaining Trump and 35 others in relation to the death of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general. The US president is said to be top of the list [...]

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    What does it take to effectively communicate COVID-19 risk? Trust

What does it take to effectively communicate COVID-19 risk? Trust

During a sermon in late March, Bishop Gerald Glenn of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in the United States downplayed the risk of COVID-19 while preaching to dozens of worshippers at the church. Local media quoted the pastor as telling the congregation during the March 22 service that “I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus (coronavirus)” [...]

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    Yayaha Bello in attendance as Kogi CJ is buried under NCDC protocol

Yayaha Bello in attendance as Kogi CJ is buried under NCDC protocol

Nasir Ajanah, the chief judge of Kogi state who died at an COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday morning, has been buried. Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, temporarily set aside his differences with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to attend the burial at Gudu, Abuja. He had been at loggerheads with the NCDC, arguing that there is no single [...]

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    Group alleges attacks on Igala over land judgement

Group alleges attacks on Igala over land judgement

The Uk’Omu Igala Organisation (UIO), an umbrella organisation for all socio-cultural groups in Kogi east, has kicked against “unprovoked attacks” on Igala indigenes over a court judgement that expanded the kingdom. Abdul Amade, UIO national leader, said in a statement at the weekend that some groups have resorted to insulting and attacking the Igala kingdom since the judgement was delivered. In a [...]

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    REVEALED: Buni not qualified to be APC caretaker chairman

REVEALED: Buni not qualified to be APC caretaker chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national executive council (NEC) meeting may have come and gone, but the twists from that event are still unfolding. The meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, was held at the federal executive council (FEC) chamber. By using the chamber, which is usually for official government meetings, Buhari drew the ire of many Nigerians and [...]

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    No guns in PUs, arrest with caution — INEC issues election guidelines for security agents

No guns in PUs, arrest with caution — INEC issues election guidelines for security agents

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued guidelines for security operatives deployed for the conduct of elections. The guidelines, issued in conjunction with the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), contain the code of conduct and rules of engagement on how security agents will operate while on election duty. The ICCES, which is made up of various security agencies and [...]

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    Kogi chief judge dies at COVID-19 isolation centre

Kogi chief judge dies at COVID-19 isolation centre

Nasir Ajanah, chief judge of Kogi state, is dead. TheCable understands that Ajanah died at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja. A member of the family confirmed the death to TheCable on Sunday morning. His death came less than two weeks after an aide to Yahaya Bello, the state governor, also died in an Abuja hospital. Ajanah has died a week after the [...]

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    Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, says Adams Oshiomole, former governor of the state, never meant the bad things he said about him. He said the APC leader was only trying to "demarket" him when he contested for governor under a different party -- the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2016 when he was [...]

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    ‘Oshiomhole made mistakes, NWC was like a fight club’ — 7 things Tinubu said on APC crisis

‘Oshiomhole made mistakes, NWC was like a fight club’ — 7 things Tinubu said on APC crisis

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally opened up on the ouster of Adams Oshiomhole, the party's former national chairman and his loyalist. In a 1858-word statement on Saturday, Tinubu detailed how the crisis which saw the dissolution of the party's national working committee (NWC) could have been averted. He admitted there were mistakes which Oshiomhole must [...]

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