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    ‘Worse than PDP’, ‘monumental disaster for Nigerians’ – five shots new APC faction fired at ruling party

‘Worse than PDP’, ‘monumental disaster for Nigerians’ – five shots new APC faction fired at ruling party

On Wednesday, some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) pulled out of the ruling party to form a faction known as Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC). Buba Galadima, a former chieftain of the ruling party, who was announced as chairman of the new group, accused the ruling party of shutting its doors on aggrieved members. They said aggrieved members in the party [...]

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    Tambuwal dissolves cabinet

Tambuwal dissolves cabinet

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has dissolved the state executive council “with immediate effect”. Abubakar Shekara, director-general, media and public affairs to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. “The dissolution is aimed at restructuring and restrategising the cabinet for optimum efficiency and service delivery to the good people of Sokoto,” the statement read. The commissioners were directed to hand [...]

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    Reps probe loot recovered from Abacha since 1998

Reps probe loot recovered from Abacha since 1998

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the funds recovered from Sani Abacha, former military head of state, from 1998 till date. The lawmakers are also seeking to investigate how the funds have so far been used, including the charges paid to lawyers and consultants. The resolution followed a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Sunday Karimi from Kogi state. Abubakar [...]

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    Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if cannot end the killings recorded in the country and keep Nigeria safe. The bishops said this on Tuesday, while reacting to recent killings in various parts of the country, particularly in Plateau state. At least 100 persons were killed in Plateau when suspected herdsmen invaded two [...]

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    Jimoh Moshood: Officers killed in Abuja shows why SARS won’t be disbanded

Jimoh Moshood: Officers killed in Abuja shows why SARS won’t be disbanded

Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, says the killing of seven officers in Abuja has shown the need for the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) There has been a campaign to scrap SARS over alleged excesses. Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Moshood said efforts were in place to arrest those who killed the officers in the line of duty. He [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state. Many have been killed in Benue this year alone. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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    Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Seven police officers shot dead in Abuja

Gunmen have killed seven police officers in the Galadimawa area of Abuja. TheCable learnt the officers were killed during a shootout with their attackers on Monday night. The officers were said to be on stop-and-search duty operation in the area when they accosted the gunmen. Witnesses said the gunmen successfully escaped during the incident which also left some persons injured. It was gathered that [...]

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    Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigerians are “fast losing confidence” in the nation's security system. He said this on Tuesday while reacting to the killings in various parts of the country, the most recent being in Plateau. Hundreds have been killed in crisis situations like clashes between herdsmen and farmers as well as attacks by suspected herders. Delivering a [...]

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    ‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

The day began with high hope; bright morning; good weather – the perfect kind for farming. Irimya Moses left for her farm like some other villagers in Exland, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, with no slightest knowledge she would not be returning alive.  She had spent barely two hours there when around 1pm she was rounded up [...]

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    Delta APC faction kicks against Oshiomhole’s recognition of parallel congress 

Delta APC faction kicks against Oshiomhole’s recognition of parallel congress 

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state led by Cyril Ogodo has protested the alleged hijacking of the party in the state by “Illegal” executives. Ogodo had been sworn in by the John Oyegun-led national working committee on June 4, 2018 in Abuja. But upon resumption of office, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, asked an Abuja [...]

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    Delay of budget responsible for non-payment of allowances, says Jimoh Moshood on police protest

Delay of budget responsible for non-payment of allowances, says Jimoh Moshood on police protest

Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, has blamed the industrial action in Borno state on the delay in the passage of 2018 budget. Responding to inquiries by TheCable, Moshood said the allowances of the aggrieved officers would have been cleared if the budget had been approved earlier. On Monday morning, some mobile policemen blocked major roads in Maiduguri, [...]

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    Gunshots as police officers protest in Maiduguri

Gunshots as police officers protest in Maiduguri

Police officers on special duty in Borno state are currently protesting in Maiduguri, the state capital. The officers, deployed to help fight insurgency in the state, took over some streets on Monday morning, in protest of the non-payment of their allowances. TheCable learnt they are owed six months of allowances. The officers, who barricaded a major highway in the city, shot into the [...]

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    VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accused some communities of depriving herdsmen their indigenous rights, saying this has contributed to the crisis surrounding herdsmen and farmers across the country. In various states including Benue, Plateau and Zamfara, clashes between the herders and farmers/locals as well as attacks by suspected herders have led to the death of hundreds, [...]

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    35,000 displaced after Plateau attack, says SEMA

35,000 displaced after Plateau attack, says SEMA

The Plateau State Emergency Management Agency says at least 35,000 villagers were displaced in the recent attack by unknown gunmen. The gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas, killing at least 100 persons. TheCable visited the affected villages and discovered that residents have all fled the area. Juni Bala, SEMA director, search and rescue, said there are [...]

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    Saraki on killings: Some security chiefs not on speaking terms

Saraki on killings: Some security chiefs not on speaking terms

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused security chiefs of lack of proper coordination. He said while the security architecture in the country has “failed”, some of the security officials overseeing security in the country do not talk to one another. Saraki was speaking on Saturday when he visited communities affected by a rainstorm in Ilorin, Kwara state. While lamenting the killings in different [...]

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    Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied killing anybody in Plateau state. Casualties were recorded when suspected herdsmen invaded communities in three local government areas of the state last weekend. The police had confirmed that 100 persons died in the attack which reportedly started on Saturday and ended Sunday. TheCable visited some of the affected villages and discovered that [...]

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