Chinedu Asadu

    I’ll make myself available to the police, says Melaye

I’ll make myself available to the police, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he will make himself available to the Nigeria police force. The police have been on his trail lately. On Monday, the senator was detained at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was blocked from travelling abroad. Not long after, policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) laid a siege to his residence [...]

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    Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Officers of the Nigerian police force reportedly attacked the members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Monday.  The BBOG members had convened at the fountain where they have been observing a daily sit out in demand for the release of the schoolgirls still in Boko Haram custody, when the incident happened. Sadiq Bello, [...]

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    Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, say constituents can challenge the suspension of their lawmaker either in the national assembly or in any of the state house of assembly. In a statement on Monday, the senior advocate of Nigeria also reiterated his earlier stance that neither of the two chambers have the right to suspend a lawmaker. Three lawmakers have been suspended from the [...]

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    Melaye trapped as police, DSS lay siege to his residence (updated)

Melaye trapped as police, DSS lay siege to his residence (updated)

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, is currently stranded as policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have laid siege to his residence in the Maitama area of Abuja . Melaye had earlier tweeted about the incident, saying over 30 armed security personnel have surrounded his residence. https://twitter.com/dino_melaye/status/988409492906930176?s=19 In the morning, he was detained at the Abuja airport [...]

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    Parent of Chibok schoolgirl dies in road accident

Parent of Chibok schoolgirl dies in road accident

One of the parents of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgent group in 2014 has died. Yakubu Yarima died on Saturday morning in an auto crash in Song, Adamawa state, while embarking on a trip with other Chibok schoolgirls' parents. Many were said to have been injured in the incident which occurred at about 10am. TheCable learned that some of [...]

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    Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has defended the decision of the lower legislative chamber to probe the presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property. He said the lawmakers decided to probe the panel to ascertain where it got the power to investigate public officers. Speaking at a public hearing on the legality and modus operandi of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki visits sergeant-at-arms injured by ‘thugs’ who invaded senate

PHOTOS: Saraki visits sergeant-at-arms injured by ‘thugs’ who invaded senate

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday visited Sandra Davou, one of the sergeant-at-arms who was at senate plenary on Wednesday when thugs invaded the red chamber.  The thugs had made away with the mace, after attacking some persons in the upper chamber. Davou was assaulted and injured during the incident. Saraki was accompanied by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president. Below are pictures from the visit: [...]

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    Omo-Agege reveals ‘facts’ behind Ndume’s suspension from senate

Omo-Agege reveals ‘facts’ behind Ndume’s suspension from senate

Ovie Omo-Agege, a Delta senator, says he was never in support of the suspension of Ali Ndume, his colleague. Ndume, who is from Borno south, had been suspended in March 2017 for allegedly embarrassing Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. Omo-Agege was part of the senate committee on ethics and privileges which recommended Ndume’s suspension. Writing via his [...]

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    Falana: Senate, house of reps can sit without a mace

Falana: Senate, house of reps can sit without a mace

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is not mandatory for either of the two chambers in the national assembly to have a mace before sitting for plenary. The mace is the symbol of authority of both the senate and the house of representatives. Last week, that of the senate was stolen by some thugs who invaded the red chamber during plenary [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 10 in fresh Benue attack

‘Herdsmen’ kill 10 in fresh Benue attack

At least ten persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack by suspected herdsmen in Benue state. TheCable learned that the attackers invaded some communities in Saghev, Guma local government area of the state, on Friday night. They were said to have burnt down houses and shops in the community, sacking the residents. Moses Yamu, spokesman of Benue police command, could not [...]

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    UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authorities not to send Nigerian refugees back to the Boko Haram violence they fled from. Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence have been “forced” to return to the country, despite previous warnings against such. At least 385 Nigerians refugees and asylum-seekers had been “forcibly returned” from Cameroon since [...]

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    Mobil ordered to reinstate 860 staff illegally disengaged 18 years ago

Mobil ordered to reinstate 860 staff illegally disengaged 18 years ago

The supreme court has ordered the reinstatement of 860 employees sacked in 2000 by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited. In its judgement on Friday, the court also ordered the company to pay the staff all their due emoluments. The workers had been variously employed by Mobil in the 1990s into the company's security unit and were named supernumerary police officers. In 2000, however, Mobil [...]

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Army commences final onslaught to ‘totally defeat’ Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian army has disclosed plans to launch a new operation tagged ‘Operation Last Hold’ to restore as a final onslaught on Boko Haram insurgents.  The operation, which will be coordinated in Borno and Lake Chad region is also to “totally destroy” Boko Haram locations in the north-east and Lake Chad region. Speaking at a news conference on Friday, David Ahmad, army [...]

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    Katsina senator: Mace-snatching incident is a blessing in disguise

Katsina senator: Mace-snatching incident is a blessing in disguise

Abu Ibrahim, lawmaker representing Katsina south senatorial district, has described the invasion of the national assembly as a blessing in disguise. Addressing state house correspondents on Friday, the senator said it has provided an opportunity for lawmakers to reassess security. Ibrahim alleged that Nigeria's national assembly is the most insecure in the world. “Everywhere I have gone around the world, every national assembly has [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating minister of the economy, chaired a session of the Commonwealth Business Forum attended by many world leaders. Some of the presidents at the session tagged ‘Is the Africa growth story still alive?’ were Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa; and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. On Friday, she took to Twitter to share highlights of the [...]

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    PDP to set up ‘shadow cabinet’ ahead of 2019 poll

PDP to set up ‘shadow cabinet’ ahead of 2019 poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will establish a “shadow cabinet” ahead of the 2019 general election. The cabinet, according to the party, is “to pilot PDP's road map towards national economic recovery and good governance.” In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said this was part of the resolutions reached during the party's national executive council (NEC) emergency [...]

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