Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Governing board of NHIS suspends ES indefinitely

Governing board of NHIS suspends ES indefinitely

The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has suspended Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, indefinitely.Enantu Ifenna, chairman of the board, announced Yusuf's suspension at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.Speaking to TheCable over the phone, Ifenna said Yusuf was suspended over allegations of financial infractions levelled against him.She also said the executive secretary had [...]

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    APC insists on disqualification of aspirants — despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, governors

APC insists on disqualification of aspirants — despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, governors

A panel set up by the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) panel has insisted on the disqualification of some aspirants from the primaries of 2019 elections.This is despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, wife of the president; Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, among others.In a document seen by TheCable, the panel [...]

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    2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

Isa Odidi, a 2007 presidential candidate, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the most prepared of all the presidential candidates in the 2019 election.Odidi said this in his new book titled ‘Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for President of Nigeria in 2019’.Atiku will contest in the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He was deputy [...]

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    APC panel upholds Shehu Sani’s appeal

APC panel upholds Shehu Sani’s appeal

An All Progressives Congress (APC) panel has upheld an appeal by Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, over the district's senatorial primary election.In a document seen by TheCable, the committee upheld Sani's prayer challenging the outcome of the election.Sani had appealed the emergence of Uba Sani as the APC senatorial candidate in the primaries conducted earlier in October.Uba is an [...]

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    Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

The Centre for Social Justice and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has urged the nation's anti-graft agencies to pay more attention to the annual reports from the auditor-general of the federation.TheCable had reported how the presidency was indicted in the 2016 report.Speaking at an accountability dialogue in Abuja on Tuesday, Chinedu Onyekere, executive director of the centre, said “massive corruption” [...]

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    EFCC grills Fayose over ‘N4.7bn fraud, kickbacks’ from contractors

EFCC grills Fayose over ‘N4.7bn fraud, kickbacks’ from contractors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is said to have interrogated Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, over allegations of N4.7 billion fraud.Vanguard is reporting that the commission accused Fayose of retaining a part of the money which he allegedly received from the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) during the past administration.He was alleged to have received [...]

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    US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

The US embassy has condemned the execution of Hauwa Liman, a health worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The embassy, in a statement on Tuesday, expressed its condolence to the family of Liman and the ICRC.TheCable had reported how the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman after its deadline expired.“We stand in [...]

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    UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says the implementation of the executive order six is very important in the federal government's fight against corruption.On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such assets.The president said the measure is to stop the suspected corrupt persons [...]

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    Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

The house of representatives has urged international non-governmental organisations involved in addressing the humanitarian crisis in the north-east not to abandon the country.The lawmakers made the plea following the execution of Hauwa Liman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman on Monday, [...]

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    N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly has approved N242 billion for the conduct of the 2019 elections.The two chambers of the national assembly passed the budget — as sent by President Muhammadu Buhari — during plenary on Tuesday.A total of N189 billion was allocated to the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) while N53 billion was for the security agencies.Buhari had sent the [...]

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    The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is its greatest opposition.Atiku, a former vice-president, said ahead of the 2019 elections, one of APC's greatest challenges is President Muhammadu Buhari's health condition.Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview published in a new book titled 'Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for [...]

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    FG: We did everything responsible to save Hauwa Leman

FG: We did everything responsible to save Hauwa Leman

The federal government has condemned the execution of Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the government did “everything any responsible government should do” to save Leman and Saifura Ahmed, another aid worker that had [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

Segun Sowunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku campaign organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has zero integrity.Sowunmi said this on Monday when he featured on a Channels TV programme alongside Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari re-election campaign organisation.He also dismissed Buhari's anti-graft war, saying Nigeria's economy “ran into a slump because of the corruption under the Buhari-led administration.”The public [...]

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    Ekiti debt profile hits N120bn as Fayose bows out

Ekiti debt profile hits N120bn as Fayose bows out

The debt profile of Ekiti state which was N117 billion at the beginning of the year has risen to N120 billion.According to a document forwarded to the debt management office by the outgoing state government, the state incurred additional debt of N3 billion between March and June this year.In September, Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, had raised an alarm [...]

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    Late Ize-Iyamu ‘will be remembered as a bridge builder’

Late Ize-Iyamu ‘will be remembered as a bridge builder’

Ese Owie, Edo south senatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), has mourned the death of Osato Ize-Iyamu, an aide to Adams Oshiomhole when he was Edo governor.In a statement on Sunday, Owie said Ize-Iyamu will be remembered as a great leader who treated everyone with great respect.He described him as a “fine gentleman” whose life epitomised the "core principles [...]

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    Atiku: FG’s travel ban a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

Atiku: FG’s travel ban a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the travel ban placed on 50 prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said the ban is a throwback to the notorious "evil decree two" of 1984 enacted by the military government under Buhari.He said the ban is [...]

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