Friday, June 14, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    EXTRA: Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

EXTRA: Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

A gorilla has been accused of swallowing N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens, according to BBC Pidgin.A finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla sneaked into an office and carted away the money before swallowing it.TheCable could not immediately confirm this incident which was said to have happened during the Sallah celebrations.Umar Kobo, the managing [...]

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    Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has constituted four sub-committees in the legislative chamber.Gbajabiamila constituted the committees on Thursday after the first session of the newly inaugurated house, before adjourning plenary till July 2.The committees including welfare, selection, media and publicity as well as rules and business are to commence work immediately pending the formation of all the [...]

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    Buhari goofs on reelection date, GDP growth projection

Buhari goofs on reelection date, GDP growth projection

President Muhammadu Buhari gave a wrong date on when he was reelected into office while speaking to millions of Nigerians in Abuja on Wednesday.In his Democracy Day speech, Buhari also gave wrong figures on Nigeria’s GDP growth projection for 2019.In the speech, a copy of which was obtained from Femi Adesina, his spokesman, the president said he was reelected [...]

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    Kingibe: Obasanjo knew about June 12 annulment

Kingibe: Obasanjo knew about June 12 annulment

Babagana Kingibe, running mate of MKO Abiola in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, says he has a video recording of the events surrounding the election. Kingibe said this on Wednesday when he featured on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme.The former ambassador had been criticised as not been part of the struggle after the election was annulled by former military head [...]

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    Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five persons were "seriously" injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday. Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident via a statement.He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.There are reports that one person died in [...]

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    INEC finally issues certificate of return to Okorocha

INEC finally issues certificate of return to Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, senator-elect of Imo west.In a statement on Tuesday, INEC said it issued Okorocha the certificate in compliance with the  directive of a federal high court in Abuja.The commission had refused to issue the certificate to Okorocha who was declared winner of the poll. The returning officer for [...]

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    Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Ahmad Lawan’s emergence as senate president in the ninth assembly did not come as a surprise to many. First, the Yobe north senator and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be said to have perfected their plot to ensure his victory -- frequent meetings were held up until Monday night, even across party lines. Secondly, he had the strong [...]

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    Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

A high court sitting in Imo state has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from "departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election."A copy of the judgement dated Tuesday, June [...]

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    PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Ali Ndume and Umar Bago as its choice candidates for senate president and speaker of the house of representatives respectively.In a statement on Tuesday, Umar Tsauri, PDP national secretary, said the party's national working committee (NWC) took the decision after consulting with party leaders, governors and federal lawmakers.Ndume and Bago are seen as [...]

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    Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Femi Gbajabiamila, aspirant for house of representatives speakership, has promised an effective legislature under his leadership.Speaking when he was endorsed by many party members in Abuja on Sunday, Gbajabiamila promised to ensure a competitive 9th assembly if elected speaker.The Lagos lawmaker had been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the leaders in the incoming [...]

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    Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has donated his severance pay to families of three victims of Boko Haram insurgency.They are Leah Sharibu, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki directed that part of the allowance, said to be at above N7.5 million, should also be used to establish a trust [...]

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    Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, has accused northern elite of failing to address poverty in the region.Speaking on Sunday at the Ra'ayi Initiative for Human Development (RIHD) annual lecture in Kano, Moghalu wondered why the region remains "the headquarters of poverty in Nigeria" despite producing most of Nigeria's leaders.He said rather [...]

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    Disciplinary panel  to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

Disciplinary panel to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

The disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee will on June 14 quiz Abubakar Malami, immediate past attorney-general of the federation, over a "prejudicial statement" made against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.The panel is to among other things quiz Malami over a reported claim that Dasuki is instrumental to the death of 100,000 people as well as the [...]

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    I’m interested in votes not endorsements, says Ndume

I’m interested in votes not endorsements, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south district, says he is not bothered about the endorsement of his opponent in the race for senate presidency.Reacting to reports on the endorsement of Ahmad Lawan by over 60 senators-elect, Ndume said what counts in the race is votes, not endorsements.Lawan had also been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of  the [...]

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    Police, DSS ‘lay siege’ to AIT, Raypower hours after reopening

Police, DSS ‘lay siege’ to AIT, Raypower hours after reopening

Policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) are currently laying siege to the head office of DAAR Communications in Asokoro, Abuja.Tony Akiotu, group managing director of DAAR Communications, disclosed this in a message sent to TheCable on Saturday morning.Akiotu said heavily armed security operatives gathered around the station premises at 12:30am on Saturday.The development comes less than 12 [...]

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    We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed reservations over the judgement of the federal high court, Abuja, directing it to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.In a statement on Friday, the commission said it is worried that "if electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any individual can harass, intimidate and [...]

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